Sunday, December 19, 2010

Holiday Blues...

Hey guys and gals!!

Is it me, or does it seem like the drama always begins around the holidays? Is it the excessive shopping on a limited budget that drives people insane? Is it the frustration from the entire year that culminates at the end and makes folks crazy?

Whatever it is, it's not worth getting yourself all flustered over. It usually clears itself up around February, but in some cases it won't. There are so many other pressing issues to worry about...the little things are just that.

If you are feeling some-kinda-way, here are some sites to check out...

Coping with Holiday Grief

Bereavement Articles and Poems

7 Ways to Deal with Grief

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Holiday Boot Blog sale!!!

Please note shipping on each item is to the continental US. Let me know if you would like to combine items as well. If you are in another country, please email me at for shipping rates or if you would like to purchase one of these fabulous boots!! Don't forget to check out my accessories blog too!


Prices are negotiable.

Brand New RSVP Clancy Boot size 11 MSRP $119.00 Sale Price $50.00 Shipping $12.99

Combination leather ankle boot with a perfectly positioned buckle across the arch.
Genuine leather upper and shaft.
Patent cap toe.
Side zipper.
Synthetic outsole.
4" heel.
1" platform.
7.5in shaft height. circumference.
14.00 oz.


Brand New RSVP Royal Boot size 11 MSRP $139 Sale price $60.00, Shipping $12.99

Stretch fabric upper and shaft can accommodate a wider calf
Pull-on design
Patent tip and heel
Seam detailing on the upper and shaft
Genuine leather sole
3 3/4 heel
3/4 platform
16in shaft height
12.5 in circumference
13.00 oz.

Brand New RSVP Vikki size 11 MSRP $99 Sale price $40.00 Shipping $9.99


Synthetic leather upper
Split seam toe
Full side zipper
Covered high heel
Genuine leather dress sole
3 1/2 heel
6 in shaft height
10.5 in circumference
8.00 oz.


Brand New Lumiani Botty size 11 in Tmorow Calf (Brown) MSRP $130.00 Sale price $55.00 Shipping $12.99


Genuine calf leather uppers
leather lining
side zipper
Leather outsole
3 1/2 heel
12.10 oz.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Dr. Oz's suggestions for a healthy pantry

Hey guys and gals!!!

Ok, so I LOOOVE Dr. Oz, but he always makes me feel like I'm going to die tomorrow. So here's what I've decided to do. To help me and you...I'm going to start updating my blog with healthy info and weight loss info from the show. I may add one or two of my own tid-bits here and there. With the holidays at hand, I'm sure this will come in handy to someone...namely ME!!! Enjoy!!

Pantry Staples and why...

red wine vinegar- helps lower cholesterol
hot sauce- helps cut down your appetite and stimulates digestion & metabolism
EVOO (extra virgin olive oil for those of you that don't watch Rachael Ray)- great substitute for butter and other unhealthy oils & it contains good omega3's for your heart
paprika- full of vitamin C
black peppercorns- gives flavor w/o salt
curry powder- cuts down body inflammation
brown basmati rice- rich in vitamin B, E, and potassium (add a green tea bag to your pot for flavor)
couscous- full of fiber and selenium
Bulgar wheat- excellent source of fiber
pine nuts- fiber and protein packed, can be toasted to add flavor to foods
pumpkin seeds- fiber and protein packed, can be toasted to add flavor to foods
hazelnuts- fiber and protein packed, can be toasted to add flavor to foods

Happy re-stocking!!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Let's not forget to give...

Hey again. I know...overflow, right? Well, I just wanted to come back to remind you that it's also a time for giving...and not just toys...

The Charity Navigator offers a variety of ways to for tax returns, etc...check it out!

Susan G. Komen for the Cure is always a good charity to give to. So many families are affected by breast cancer every day...

Meals on Wheels is awesome!! No one should be hungry...ever...

St. Judes is a charity that I give to every year. I can't imagine what those families are dealing with. $5 goes a long way when you tell a friend to tell a friend...

The Ronald McDonald House is great too. They offer a place to stay for families with sick children getting help at a hospital away from home.

Choose one of these or any other charity that you like, just remember to give back. One day, you or a family member may be on the receiving end.


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Cosmetics Deals

Yes, this one I had to do unto its self...enjoy...

Tarte Cosmetics
is offering 40% off only until 12/13, so hurry!!! Use code: FFDEC upon checkout...

8 mini-glosses only $25 PLUS 40% off!!! Wooohooo!!!


My FAAAVORITE inexpensive MU line is offering 50% off their fabulous Studio line and bath products. Make sure you use this opportunity to try the line if you haven't...the primer is awsome!! Use code SECRET on orders $20 or more when you check out...HURRY, OFFER ENDS 12/10!!!!!

Enjoy my darlings!!!

Holiday Deals!!

Hey guys, sorry it's been a while, but to make are some great holiday deals to help you with your shopping (if you haven't already finished)!!

Plus Size shopping deals:

Specialty Designer Monif C. is offering $30 off any order!! OMG!!! Her designs are amazing and have been featured on MTV and in many national magazines. She's got clothing, shoes, swimwear and more!!

Offer ends Dec 20th. Use code 30HolidayGift at checkout or call her boutique to order 212-842-1641.

This amazing Blue Printed Maxi Dress called 'Anastasia' is already only $94 and with the $30 off, you do the math!!! Happy shopping!!

Silhouettes (starting at sizes 12w)
has an outlet section that isnow offering WINTER clearances at up to 85% off!!! Plus they offer a 20% off coupon code for those who opt-in to their newsletter!!

Jessica London is offering a 50% off bonus on your highest priced item until December 10!! Use code JLE4209 on this awsome evening dress priced right at $99.99...

Straight size deals:

New York & Co
is offering $40 off your purchase of $100 or more until Sunday, Dec 12. In-store and online...use promo code 6205!!

How about this awesome Faux Shearling Suede Coat...$104.96 and with $40 off...stay warm or keep a loved one warm and don't break the bank!

Bluefly offers designer fashions for less. The sale right now is up to 70% off!!

Into Chloe?? Check out this $1494 gown for $888.25!!

Happy shopping!!!
Happy holidays!!!

Friday, August 20, 2010


Hey guys,

Be sure to check out my frugal accessories blog for great deals on hot accessories for cheap!! Shipping to the continental US is free...


Tell a friend to tell a friend!! Enjoy!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

My Review of Therapeutic Conditioning Lip Balm

Originally submitted at

Salvation for parched lips. This innovative lip balm coats lips with natural nutrients and skin soothers to condition even the most sensitive lips. Infused with Shea Butter and Vitamins A & E for long lasting protection.

Totally Theraputic and Conditioning!!

By ajannasmom from YouTube on 8/10/2010


4out of 5

Pros: Glossy Finish, Convenient Container, Even Application, Moisturizing

Cons: Bad Tasting

Best Uses: Everyday Use, Dry Lips, Going Out, Daytime

Describe Yourself: Natural Style

Love this product, but the taste is horrible. Thankfully, the taste is fleeting...but the wear and therapy is awsome!!!


Sunday, August 1, 2010

Quick last minute

Hey guys...if you're like me and looking for a last minute getaway, here are some great online spots to shop and a few of their deals...

3day 4night stay at all inclusive Legend's in Negril Jamaica from NYC for $566!!

3day 4 night stay at the luxury Hyatt Regency, downtown Miami from NYC for $454!!

These sound good? Check out Last You can search by price, and specifications!!

I've always wanted to go to Ireland...

How about a 6night stay at Norther Ireland with a rental car for $449

Check out Dunhill Vacations!!!

Here's one of my favorites thought I haven't used it get the best deals you'll need to subscribe, but it's well worth it. Click on the 90day ticker banner at Vacations to Go, and you're off to...

The Bahamas for 4 nights from Miami for $179!!
or From NYC for 7 nights from $429!!

How 11 nights out of Baltimore to Haiti, PR, St. Kitts, St. Thomas, & St. Maarten from $649?? are all inclusive (except liquor) one price takes care of it all!!! A little confused about what's included? Check out First-Time-Cruisers once you has all you need to know!!

Please come back and share your journey with me...I think I've waited too long and cannot travel now with this huge belly...but watch out next summer!!! LOL...

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Holiday Shopping!!!

Hey guys, just a few pieces of holiday shopping goodies for you.

The Gap!!!

Banana Republic!!!

And for my plus size sisters...

Avenue is having their up to 70% off sale!!! Bathing suits included...

Look what's under $40!!!

And Ashley Stewart is offering an additional 50% off of their already reduced clearance section!!! Remember...prices update upon checkout!!

Look what's under $20!!!

Well darlings...enjoy your shopping, and get ready to crank up the AC again. Hope you enjoyed these last few cool-ish days!!! And if you do (and I hope you don't) intend to blow off some holiday steam with fireworks, PLEASE PLEASE be careful!!! I don't wanna see you on the Smoking Gun's Dumbest Partiers, ok?? ; )


Thursday, June 24, 2010

NYC sample sales

Hey ladies and's some info that I found on local area sample sales. Though I will not be partaking, it's no reason not to share the wealth. Let me know if you go and pick anything up!!

The city's most anticipated sample sale is back with 70-80% off retail at Scatola Sartoriale. Vivienne Westwood Anglomania tops, skirts, and dresses on sale. Dresses start at $150, originally $750+! Also featuring international designers including Iodice, Improvd, and more. Stock up on leather vests and jackets, denim, and knits at wholesale prices. Get summer ready with airy dresses and lightweight scarves, prices as low as $39!

Event Begins: 6/22/2010
Event Ends: 6/25/2010
Event Times: Tue-Fri 10am-8pm

Location: 544 W. 27th Street (btwn 10th & 11th)
6th Fl
New York, NY 10001

Payment Types: Cash / Charge


Echo of the Dreamer/Mars & Valentine Sample Sale

No more waiting! Summer is here and time to show off some Echo of the Dreamer/Mars and Valentine jewelry kissed skin! Discover stunning and unique pieces, many one of a kind at amazingly low prices. Now available to the public for a limited time. Price points include:

Earrings $15-$125, orig. $100-$300
Rings $30-$250, orig. $295-$550
Necklaces $35-$520, orig. $350-$1,800
Bracelets and cuffs $28-$250, orig.$280-$1,000
Pins and pendants $20-$150, orig. $200-$500
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Event Begins: 6/22/2010
Event Ends: 6/26/2010
Event Times: Tue-Fri 10am-6pm
Sat 11am-4pm

Location: 242 W. 30th St.
(btwn. 7th & 8th Aves)
14th Floor
New York, NY 10001
(212) 594-8022

Payment Types: Cash/VISA/MC/ AMEX


Leggiadro Luxury Sample Sale - Up To 80% Off

Leggiadro, the fashion house known for its ultra-luxe sportswear, will be hosting a sample sale with deep reductions on signature luxury items in cashmere and silk. With over 80% off on fall pieces, you will also find other seasonally mixed items including a wide selection of footwear, Italian sweaters, signature blouses, corduroy pants, and classic blazers.

Event Begins: 6/22/2010
Event Ends: 6/25/2010
Event Times: Tue-Fri 10am-5pm

Location: 251 W. 39th St
(btwn. 7th & 8th)
4th Fl
New York, NY 10018
(212) 997-8766

Payment Types: Cash / Charge


Saturday, June 19, 2010

Super Inexpensive shopping

Hey guys!!

So, first, don't tell nobody, cause I'm 'sposed to be on a budget!! Have you ever heard of Amiclubwear? Ok, for the most part, it's exactly what it sounds like...a teen-bopper site with lots of quasi-hooker gear for the club (sometimes you do need to hooker out for your man at home ladies)...what you don't know though, is that there are some fantastic finds!!! Check it out. Right now, they're having a July 4th sale. You get an extra 30% off on EVERYTHING on the site!! All you do is enter promo code: JULY30 upon checkout by June 21 (That would be Monday) to take advantage. Look what I found for $12.99 PLUS and additional 30% off...

Thursday, June 17, 2010

I'm fighting with EVERYONE...

I don't know if it's the baby, or if I'm just that tired of shinanigans. I'm fighting with just about everyone in my life. My best friend and I have been in and out for the past month or so, I've BEEN fighting with my quasi-beau for the length of my pregnancy (6 1/2 months), and lately, I've been really really flipping out on my oldest daughter. She's 16 and really feeling like she's grown and entitled.

Again, I feel like it's my fault. I've spoiled her to no avail. She has chores that are her responsibility, but she never does them, and I don't say anything until I'm totally pissed off, then it becomes flipping out because she's huffing and puffing, and rolling her eyes, and slouching her shoulders, and stomping her feet. WTH!?!? When I was her age, I knew what I had to do. I got up and did it. No, I wasn't perfect, but dammit, I was nowhere near her.

Is 16 too late to put my foot down? It's all of the extras that drive me over the edge though. The huffing and what not. I can't take it, it makes me so angry. But then, she wants to know why I've changed, why I'm always angry, why I'm always cursing and yelling..really??

Monday, June 14, 2010

Do we as parents create selfish children?

So over the weekend, my daughter did something that threw me for a loop and made me flip my lid. Looking back, it probably wasn't that big of a deal, even in the moment, I felt like I was having an out of body experience...I just HATE that she gets so selfish with her little sister at times. She's 15 and her sister is 3!! I guess a part of it is that she was an only child for 12 years, but she's got lots of cousins and she's NEVER been selfish with them. Then wasn't every day. There's an argument for everything.

My question though, did I do this? Did I give her too much?? Have I enabled her?? I definitely didn't want her to have the life I had. Though it wasn't the worst, it was definitely not the best. I never wanted her to want for anything, and I didn't want her cleaning all the, I can't get her to do anything almost without a huff and a puff and feet stomping, eye rolling...WTH...It pisses me off, but also makes me sad at the same time. I've taken her to shelters during the holidays to serve food, so that she knows this is not the life she HAS to have...Again, we are not the Jones', but maybe we're the She just seem so ungrateful...and the selfishness toward her sister even??! Oh, that burns me up!!!

Monday, June 7, 2010

MAC eyes and pigment blog sale!!

As promised ladies and is the follow up to my lips sale.
Shipping to US is $3 per item, over two, I will just use the flat rate box for $5.95 to save you some dough!! Let me know if you're interested, make me an never know!!

This is the Devoted Poppy compact with mirror and 213 SE brush. Colors include: Sweet eyes, young thing, amorously, awake, in awe, fall deeply. I have swatched 5 of the 6 colors, never used it. SOLD

Next, we have the Fafi Eyes 1 palette. It has no mirror, but it does have a protective plastic insert. I've only swatched these once, asking $20

Oooooo, glitter liners. Enbroze & Blitzed. Both brand new, never opened. Asking $12 each.

Remember the Brushed Metal-X collection? These are creme shadows in Gold Spice which is cracked for some reason, asking $13And Gilded Ash, brand new, asking $15

Repotted Amber Lights. I purchased a replacement before I found out how to repot on YT...I love YT. So it's more of a creme-shadow now, and a true steal at $7. It was new when I dropped it!!

Mini-Pigments!! I have all of the large sizes in these, no idea how I got them, probably a gift set or something. Anyway, all brand new, Tan, Quietly SOLD, Pinked Mauve, and Violet, asking $8 each.

Do you recall Shimmer Souffles?? These are kind of like pigments, but in a sort of souffle form. They dry firm like paints...Really nice.. ALL SOLD
Shimmerati - 1/2 full asking $10
Gold Mousse - used 2wice asking $18
Adorn - 3/4 full asking $14

Last, but not least Large Pigments. So, here's the deal with these, they don't have names on the bottom, so I'm thinking I may have gotten these from know what that means, they may not be authentic. I've never used them though, and to swatch, I used a spritz of fix plus to give you the true color pay off. They are lovely.
"greyish silver"
"green" I think this one is authentic, but no sticker
Asking $12 each

Don't be afraid to make me an offer, you never know. What's the worst I could say?? No. LOL...Have a great week....

Holla at your girl!!


Friday, June 4, 2010

Birthday blooooz...

So, yesterday was my birthday...For the very first time that I can remember in a long time, I was extremely sad. I do have a lot going on in my life right now, but I was overly sad yesterday. Everything made me cry. Everything. TV, people wishing me happy birthday, just everything. Maybe it's the baby hormones...I don't know...though, again, this is my 3rd September baby, so I've been pregnant twice before on my birthday. I don't think that was it. My family is pretty big on birthdays...we ALWAYS go to the birthday person's house with a cake and just good conversation. It doesn't matter what day of the week, we just do it. I called everyone and told them not to come, I was just not feeling it and didn't want to bring everyone else down.

My day ended up being ok, I was coaxed to lunch with my baby's dad...that was nice...and he gave me a gift or again, it ended ok.

What I can say though, just do something to make yourself happy at least once a day. If it's calling a friend, watching a favorite program, blowing bubbles with your kids (or something. Life is too short. Call someone and tell them you love them. Apologize. You don't have to say for what...maybe you didn't do anything, maybe you did...maybe they just need to hear it.

Depression is real.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

MU Sale!!!

Hey guys...ok, so...I' ve been doing some cleaning and found some items that I NEVER use. I figure someone else could use them. they are. Shipping to the US is $3 for the first item, if you are purchasing more than one item, I will just use the flat rate shipping box from USPS for $5.95. These prices are not rock solid, so if you want to make me an offer for something, let me know...I'm broke yall!! Now, bear in mind that these are authentic items, so let's not get I will accept payments via paypal, or money order (obviously I wouldn't send the item until the M/O clears). I have wiped all used/tested lipsticks with alcohol, but I would suggest you do the same or simply slice off a thin layer at the top before using. I don't have cooties...but it is what it is. The potted glosses were used with a M/U brush. New items are just that.

EMBELLISH - glitz gloss $10
PLUM PARFAIT - petit-gloss $10


Coral Co-Ordinate (frost) used 1-2 times $10
Coppertime (frost) used 1-2 times $10
Syrup (Lustre) used 1-2 times $10
Vibe tested $10
Lame' used 1-2 times $10

MACouture Influential used 1-2 times $12
MACouture Couture used 1-2 times $12

Monogram Lipglass Identity brand new, never used or tested $15

SlimShine lipsticks
Think Tan - tested $10
Think Tan - brand new (missing sticker) $12
Nude - brand new (missing sticker) $12
Ultra Elegant - brand new (missing sticker) $12
Assertive - brand new (missing sticker) $12

Look for more sales soon!! Any questions shoot me an email or a comment! Thanks for looking!!!