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Beauty on a Budget: When To Buy

7 Sep

Hello Meebsies,

I have decided to start a Beauty on a Budget segment. Cause let’s be honest. Being a girl is expensive. A single visit to Sephora will set you back at least $30 bucks, that is if you only get one item. This post will be one of the few on tips to save money while still looking fabulous. ^O^

After personally experiencing a zero balance, and having to choose between lunch or Sephora, I have developed a system… well I guess more like tips.

Being a makeup lover doesn’t mean you have to go bankrupt.

It may seem like an odd thing to ask; when should you buy? Believe it or not, there are times to buy and times to not. Of course, you should always take advantage of SALES SALES SALES!!!

You can never go wrong with sales. This is a great way to stock up on old products or try out new ones. I always use sales to stock up on products I know I will be using for the rest of the year. Why not? I mean if you can buy something for $5 instead of $10. You just got two bottles of product for the price of one.

Another great time to buy are during PROMOTIONS.

I feel like promotions very understated compared to sales. Sales are always in your face. Lights flashing, neon signs glowing. However, promotions tend to be harder to find. Here are a few things you need to know about promotions vs. sales.

  • Promotions are usually seasonal or holiday based.
  • Promotions DO NOT always mean that the products will be cheaper.
  • Promotions are usually on a need to know basis.

Let me elaborate.

Promotions are commonly found at the beginning of the four seasons. They like to promote their new products according to that season’s current trend. Since fashion is always changing, they have to keep up as well. Promotions are also abundant during the holidays when they create special holiday themed products. So if you can, go shopping at the beginning of each season or a few days before/during holidays.

Unlike sales, promotions are more about getting new products out there for the public to preview. Most of the time, they will offer samples or goodies with your purchase. You may have to pay full price for your products, but in return they may give you $30 worth of new product samples. Due to this, many people tend to stray away from promotions because they don’t want to pay full price for their products. However, in another post, I will explain the pros to choosing promotions over sales. Sometimes promotions are things you can’t hold. They can be $5 off a $30 purchase, or something as simple as free shipping.

Promotions are not as well known as sales because in the end, this is a promotion. The company is trying to promote their products to a certain target group. A great way to get in on promotions is to sign up for their email newsletters. Whether you use your spam email or not, it only takes 5 seconds to sign up. Not only will you be the first to hear about promotions, but they may throw a few coupons your way as well. ^_^

In the end, it comes down to having patience. Don’t buy on impulse. Have faith in the shopping gods and they will eventually send you a sale or promotion your way. ^^

Just a FYI, being a Clinique fanatic. I heard about a promotion they are having at Nordstrom this Fall.  On Sep 13, they are giving away a bag of goodies if you spend I believe $30. Check it out. .^^

Thanks for reading

Check out the next post Beauty on a Budget: What To Buy.



“The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread and coming out with only a loaf of bread are three billion to one.”
~ Erma Bombeck


Chicago Trip Part 2 (Navy Pier and China Town)

25 Jul

Hey Meebsie’s,

Time for another Chicago post. ^_^

I think that popcorn is a bigger thing on the east coast than the west coast. But hey, I’m not complaining. The Chicago mix from Garret’s was pretty yummy. ^_^

Went to Bubba Gump for dinner. Allusion to Forest Gump. ^^

Once we sat down at our table I noticed these signs. Our waitress explained to us that when you have the run forest run sign, this means that you don’t need any service. However, when you put up the stop forest stop, someone will stop and help you. I thought it was a pretty neat concept. ^^

Really yummy and neat drinks. ^^ The cups actually light up and you get to keep them. The left is a strawberry lemonade freeze. The right is a blue lemonade freeze.

I thought this drink was really unique. I actually didn’t get it, which is kind of why you are looking at a picture in a picture. I was actually really tempted to take a picture of a lady who did have the drink at the table right next to me. That’s how much I love you guys. Lol. ^_^ But since I was hungry and waited 45 mins to get a table, I decided getting kicked out wasn’t ideal. Sorry guys.

We got the sampler and the seafood bucket. I’m going to be real with you guys. Bubba Gump is NOT the place to get seafood. Everything they have is defiantly frozen. They don’t serve fresh seafood. I would know, I’ve been to restaurants where I choose what I want to eat from a tank and then it goes straight to the kitchen to my plate. The seafood here is pretty bad. The clams and mussels are extremely overcooked and rock/rubber like. If you are going to pay $70 for a bucket of seafood, I would expect something much better than this. The portions are also extremely small. I do not suggest getting seafood here. Sorry Bubba Gump. =/

Drove/crashed my first toy boat. Lol. ^^ Meebs is 3.

A must do when you go to Chicago. RIDE THE NAVY PIER FERRIS WHEEL!!!

My ride. Lol.

Chicago skyline from the Ferris Wheel. Gorgeous. *0*

Navy Pier on Fourth of July. It’s PACKED!!!

Navy Pier’s cooling center. Yeah, there is a cooling center.

I wore my dress from Forever 21. >< I’ve had a few people ask what I look like. Lol. This is who Meebs is. ^^

Of course I had to have Dim Sum in China Town.

Joy Yee is one of the first places to serve Bubble Tea in the US. Can you guess what type of  Bubble Tea I got? MANGO & PASSION FRUIT!!! Had to get mango of course. SOOO GOOD. WHOOT!!! ^O^

Really good Vietnamese sandwich.

Did some shopping. Isn’t he cute?

Aji Ichiban Candy. ^^

On my way back home I saw this beautiful Bloomingdale’s.

My hotel, the Millennium Knickerbocker’s Lobby.



“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

~ Lao Tzu

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