Friday, April 30, 2010

Ink Stained Mulberry Bayswater for $200 more?

Regular Mulberry Bayswater...$950

This new version, that costs $1150 "Bayswater ink-print leather bag"

Seriously??? Does anybody think this looks good? It's disgusting, reminds me of that trash bag LV had for 2 grand. I'm all for creativity, but that's just getting a bag dirty and then trying to sell it for more.

On a side note, I am soo in love with the following...Matthew Williamson's Rabbit gilet
Buy it here for $1,145, so I clearly won't be buying it anytime soon lol

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Victoria's Secret "Drenched in PINK" Supersoft Body Lotion in "Fresh & Clean" - Dupe for D&G Light Blue?!?

As I was wandering the mall trying to find a graduation dress (although not in too much of a shopping mood due to mother nature's monthly gift) I decided to wander into Victoria's Secret where I had a 10$ off coupon.

This shirt caught my eye immediately, and was only 10$ so it was absolutely perfect for my situation...

(go brains! 3.98 gpa baby!)

I did have to make a PINK purchase in order to get the shirt for 10 bucks, so I ended up grabbing the cheapest thing, this $6 lotion by the counter. Now I should really never buy lotions, I have yet to finish a bottle (with the exception of my HG: Body Shop Shea butter whip lotion). This however, smells a lot like an old favorite perfume of mine. To me, this smells soooooo close to the Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue perfume that I wore all throughout high school. I eventually got sick of it, but I am starting to enjoy it again through this lotion, and it iss definitely a cheaper alternative if you like Light Blue, since the Light Blue body cream is almost $50 for 6 ounces. This lotion was only $6 for 2.5 ounces which is a great deal. And if you're like me, you'd enjoy that it's very light, non-greasy and quick absorbing. I actually just checked the VS website, and it turns out that the lotion is much cheaper if you buy the regular size. It's 17 ounces for $12 and there is even a body spray version!

( I know it says that it's supposed to smell like apple and lily, but I didn't get that at all. To me it was straight up citrus-y, just like Light Blue, and the last 2 ingredients are "citral" and "limonene")

So excited to be blogging again!

So I began doing this blog last summer, but it was probably not the best time as I was busier than I had ever been in my life. I was doing research twice a day every day (including sat and sunday), studying for the MCAT, applying to medical school, and taking summer classes! Luckily I was accepted to my first choice MD school very quickly after applying last fall, but I was still kind of busy getting ready to graduate!

So graduation is this Saturday (yey!) and I have been busy making lists of all the things I want to accomplish this summer- one of them being this blog! I had so many ideas last summer but never got around to making the posts, and never even worked on getting people to read the blog (so hopefully that won't be too difficult to do, otherwise the whole goal is pointless :( )

Monday, September 21, 2009


So never buy from there without checking the internet and trying out a bunch of coupons. If you go to their official promotions page they don't tell you about it as being an option, but they often have free shipping with 25$ and don't advertise it...anyway right now it is "fun92" and if you're close to 25 but don't want to go over too much ,there are always the $2 or $3 sephora sharpeners!! I am debating right now whether to press submit on my order to get the illamasqua cream blusher in *promise* but I really shouldn't because I need the money : /

edit: illamasqua cream blusher in "promise" will soon be on its way ;)

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Free Skincare Travel Kit with any VS Pink Purchase!

Expires 9/24 <--- go there to print coupon and you have to register to be a member of the pink university club or whatever, but they don't verify in any way that you go to that school.

So lately whenever I'm going to the mall I go online and print out all the coupons I can find (just in case). I went to Victoria's Secret yesterday and they were having a sale on a lot of the PINK sweats and I used the above coupon to get the travel kit for free.

It rung up as $25.00 before cashier deducted it as *free* and it contains pretty good sized items that are supposed to be free of parabens and all kinds of other bad stuffs. Includes shower gel, body lotion, facial mist, lip butter and travel bag and everything except the lip butter smells like yummy citrus mint! Highly recommend this stuff and its very cute.

Even if you don't want to spend a lot of money in there, they always have like PINK lolipops for $1.50 and sometimes other items for even less, so as long as you make any PINK purchase you get the above for free.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

What's in my School Makeup Bag?!!??

Soo I don't know if it's a Croatian thing (because another beauty blogger Tali seems to have the same tendency) but I love putting together little makeup bags for various occasions. I have a school makeup bag, beach makeup bag, library makeup bag, and another small bag that goes along with any of these, that has little creams and blotting sheets, medicine and etc.

I don't really like it when people apply makeup in public (even if it's public bathrooms we're talking about!), and I hate it even more when it's me, so most of this stuff is very quick/portable. Just leave a message if you want a review of anything. Some of my favorites are in this bag, as well as my newest obsession- EOS lip balms!! I'm hoping to add illamasqua cream blush in *promise* soon, but neither of the two sephoras had illamasqua in store, and I just haven't gotten around to buying online.

I'll start from the left and kind of go counterclockwise:

*bag - Recently got this on sale from Body Shop for $3!
*some mini tweezers I found at Marshalls
*Mark Good Riddance concealer in light - love this
*body shop lightening touch concealer in 03 (got like 6 of these on sale for $3 at body shop)
*2x Estee Lauder Artist's eye pencil- 01 softsmudge black
*laura mercier sharpener
*Victoria's Secret atomizer -I think I have Sexy Little Things Noir in there
*Burberry the Beat mini- my FAVORITE scent right now
*Avon Glazewear Lipgloss in Darling Pink- I love these, they are seriously the best lip glosses on the planet, they smell like creme brulee and they often go on sale for $ 1.99 on
*Nyx jumbo pencil in white- highlighting brow bone on the go
*Lancome lip gloss swarovski diamond thing -I melted one of my favorite estee lauder lipsticks in there
*Lancome Baume Baiser in Rose Marshmallow- love the scent and packaging but balm is crap
*EOS organic lip balm in honeydew melon -yum yum I have to do a review on this
*Body Shop Cheek Blush in L-R: ,Golden Pink, (<- not positive on that name),Heather Pink, Toast Shimmer
*Benefit Posietint mini
*Lancome Magique Blush in Feminine Rose - Love this too bad it's discontinued
*Stila Convertible Duo in Lilium/Gerbera
*Avon Glazewear Lipstick in Plastic Pink- LOVE LOVE this, discontinued once again, but this is the perfect perfect cool/pale pink for me
*Body Shop Rose lipstick in 01 - a tie for my favorite lipstick ever
*MAC Slimshine lipstick in Gentle Simmer
*Chanel Levres Signees Palette -don't really like the consistency of this too much, but great on the go and for the mirror (I'm a vain girl! lol)

Some closeups and the EOS Balm (I have another flavor, will do review soon)

Saturday, June 27, 2009

On Vacay and Labellos!

Whoo I'm done with the MCAT..for now. I think it went terrible, but fortunately I have to wait a month before I can know exactly how terrible.

Anyways, I am on vacation right now and I happened to snap a picture of some things before I left. I've been hauling like crazy the past month...mostly online because I couldn't leave the house while I was studying. Then I discovered Body Shop's 3 for $10 makeup sale (their previous seasons' makeup that was amazing quality and that I paid full price for at the time :( ) and I went to the mall like every day for 3 days in a row to get more and more. More pictures of that haulage soon.

Here's a recent picture of my labello collection. I absolutely love these!! I remember using them as a baby in Europe and I have never found anything better for my problem lips. My lips chap like no other and that's why I am always looking for the perfect moisturizing lipstick that won't show it. These balms work really well and they are very cheap, even when you have to order them over Ebay or "Evil-bay" as one of my very favorite beauty bloggers (The Muse!) calls it. The good news is that you can now buy the regular kind and the spf kind in the US, except for that they will say Nivea on them because Nivea apparently bought the Labello company. Sorry for the crappy pic.

L-R. (from back). Original, Med Protection, Star Fruits Strawberry, Star Fruits Passion Fruit, Sensitive (chamomile scented), Milk & Honey, Rose, Good Night Kiss and Light Kiss.

I also have the Sun spf one but it was in my beach makeup bag at the time of the picture.

Light Kiss is the newest labello, the only one in the pot, and feels really nice on the lips. It turns to a liquid once applied to the lips and gives the lips a cooling sensation. It really feels like you just put some water on your lips, but moisturizes really well too.

Saturday, April 11, 2009


Omg I would be so ecstatic if somebody gave me a 100$ giftcard to Sephora! I would buy a Shu Uemura lipstick, NARS blush and the Dior Iconic Diva to go set (only 27$).

Now imagine how much you could buy with a $1,000 gift card and then multiply that by 5, and that's what you could get by winning one of the two shopping sprees that is giving away! The contest ends 5/31/09 and you have a chance to enter up to 5 times a day by writing short reviews on pretty much any products you like (there's no minimum word count and you can just write a short review of the things you like/don't like about the product)

You can also increase your chances by signing up for their beauty newsletter.

Click here now to sign up and for official rules

Good luck !!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

First Post...Thought I'd introduce myself with the beauty items I'm using regularly nowadays

These are my favorite products at the moment. This list may change slightly when I really start blogging this summer, but probably not too much. I am planning to start out by doing reviews on most of these products, especially the underrated, or the not so well known ones that I myself am crazy about and can't live without. Enjoy and please tell me if you like using any of these yourself!

Skin Care

Cleanser: Caudalie Instant Foaming Cleanser

Makeup Remover: Mandom Moist and Estee Lauder Gentle Eye Makeup Remover

Toner: Caudalie Grape Water, C.O. Bigelow Vitamin Boost Toner and Estee Lauder Perfectly Clean
Day Face Cream: C.O. Bigelow All-In-One Protective Day Cream SPF 25

Day Eye Cream: C.O. Bigelow Triple Task Eye Cream

Sunscreen (for eye since day cream already has SPF): Clarins Sun Wrinkle Control Eye Contour Care and Clarins UV Plus Protective Day Screen SPF 40
Night Face Cream: C.O. Bigelow Acai Repair Night Cream (LOVE)
Night Eye Cream: Kiehl’s Abyssine Eye Cream (LOVE)

Non-SPF Moisturizer: Clinique Moisture Surge

Scrub: Zum Scrub Lemongrass and Skin Food Black Sugar Mask Wash Off
Mask: C.O. Bigelow Power Berry Mask
Spot Treatment: Clean and Clear Advantage
Lip Balm: Nivea Kiss of Moisture
Lip Exfoliant: MAC Prep and Prime

Hand Cream: L’Occitane Dry Skin and L’Occitane Rose Velvet

Body Lotion: Philosophy Coconut Body Butter, Bath & Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar and Johnson’s Vanilla Oatmeal Baby Lotion

Emergency Anywhere Moisture: Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Swivel Stick


Primer: Smashbox Photofinish
Foundation: don’t regularly use one, but sometimes I will use CG AquaSmooth Compact Foundation
Concealer: Lancome Maquicomplet for undereye

Powder: MAC Msf in Natural and Lancome Dual Finish in Matte Buff II
Blush: into cream ones right now, NYX Glow, Nars Multiple duo in Orgasm/South Beach, and Lancome Magique

Highlighter: Nars Copacabana and MAC msfs
Eyebrow: Estee Lauder Automatic Brow Pencil Duo in Dark Brown (LOVE)
Eye Shadows: Pout “Miss Canada” and NYX Beanie

Mascara: Estee Lauder Sumptuous and Maybelline Lash Stiletto

Eyeliner: Estee Lauder Artist’s Eye Pencil and Avon Satin Gel
Lip Gloss: don’t really like wearing any of my lip glosses, I am a lipstick girl

Lip Stick: Body Shop Moroccan Rose 01, Estee Lauder Tiramisu, MAC Crème D’ Nude and Avon Glazewear in Plastic Pink

Lip Pencil: Avon Glazewear Lip Pencils are so Great

Scents: DKNY Be Delicious, Victoria's Secret Sexy Little Things and Estee Lauder Fresh White Linen