New UGGs and hand-delivered for under $25…Oh You Fancy huh?

Until last week’s horrendous #WTFis10degrees weather, we’ve had a pretty tame winter. But with snow starting to fall, temperatures consistently dropping and the wind having an ‘I don’t care about your life in these streets’ attitude, I finally caved after a 3-year boycott of the infamous UGG boot trend. Yeah, I know...I feel like I’m returning to my Terp days of leggings and UGGs walking across campus--that Buzzfeed “You know you went to Maryland when..” is sooooooo freakin’ true-- but I’m returning with a purpose and in a chic way; plus I DON’T CARE ANYMORE IT’S TOO COLD!

Instead of going for the “BASIC” look, I got the classic shorts in Black. They’re not only perfect for my everyday monochrome style choices, but they will go well with any coat in my closet for these colder months; meaning my outdoor “I’m freakin’ freezing” look will be just as on point as what’s underneath.

I decided to order them from Bloomingdale’s (I know you’re waiting to see how I got them for $25)

Okay, okay so they really weren’t just $25, but mixed with a gift card, a great sale and my trusty Ebates, that’s literally all that came out of my pocket. One of my dearest clients got me a “just because” gift in June. It was a gorgeous gold frame, but it just didn’t really fit into my office or home decor. She provided a gift receipt as any good gift giver would do, so being that it’s just been sitting in my apartment still in the box for 6 months now, I thought it would only be right to return it and get something that I would really use. Bloomingdale’s return policy has no time limit, and with their big January sale going on, it was the perfect time for me to pick up something that I needed.

After contemplating sunglasses upon sunglasses and even a Nutribullet (yeah I know I was pretty much just looking for anything and everything), I settled on a pair of UGGs to keep my toes warm in this Brick-City weather. To maximize my discount as I always do, I went to Bloomingdales.com through my Ebates account, insuring me an additional 3% cashback from my purchase. --Believe me when I say, “Every Little Bit Helps.”  I’ve been making online purchases through this site for 3 years now and have racked in almost $650. SO SIGN UP HERE: CLICK HERE-- The boots were also on sale from $155 to $129.99, and will be on sale until January 31.

I’m also a Bloomi’s LOYALLIST, which gives me free ground shipping, but I opted for the $5 same day delivery option, which I have to say is the most brilliant idea on the planet to increase sales while people like myself are sitting in the office.


So How Does Same Day Delivery Work?

 

Super Easy! After I placed my order and received my order confirmation, I got a second delivery scheduler email.

After scheduling my delivery window time, I got an email when my package was picked up and with the courier's name. Not even 45 minutes late, I had my Big Brown Bag sitting on my desk at work! Quick, Efficient and Hassle Free shopping!

Whether you’re like me and just want your online purchases in-hand seconds after check out or if you need a last minute gift, but are swamped at the office, Bloomingdale’s same day delivery service is a busy New Yorker’s dream.


All I can say is my feet are going to be super toasty in this killer city cold...Take That Mr. Cray-Cray Weather!

 

They Created A Monster...

I've never been much of a makeup person; I'm known for wearing concealer, eyeliner and mascara   on my best days, if anything at all. So when my girlfriends convinced me to plump up my collection a little more, I don't think they realized that they may have created a monster...

Yeah... when I start shopping, it's definitely a little hard for me to stop, but I can say I'm overall extremely happy with my beauty purchases! And it doesn't hurt that I got great deals on everything through Ebates, Sephora VIB discounts and online beauty deals. Here's the break down of what I picked up:

MORPHE 686 SET: Brushes upon brushes upon brushes! For a girl who's literally only used 3 makeup brushes in her entire life, this can be overwhelming, but surprisingly it's not. I have yet to tap into the ten plus eye brushes, but am obsessed with the face brushes. They work extremely well when contouring and give a flawless finish.

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MORPHE 35K PALLETE: Whenever I open up these shades, I want to shed a tear. These 35 shades are absolutely everything! There's shimmer and matte shades and they're all these earthy almost coffee tones. My only issue with Morphe is their extremely long processing time. It took just over 3 weeks for me to receive this pallete and the brush set, which were both in stock!

BEAUTYBLENDER: It may seem crazy to say but I've never owned a Beautyblender Beauty Blender before. *say that 5 times fast* My usual go to blender is from Real Techniques, but I thought I'd try out the "real" thing for once. Plus with my VIP 20% off discount, it was only right that I shelled out the $25 for the blender and mini solid. 

MAC PRO LONGWEAR CONCEALER: When it comes to concealer, I think I found my match. This is actually my 4th refill of this concealer in 2 years, so I'm definitely sticking to this amazing product. NW40 is a perfect match for my skin tone. As I don't use foundation (I don't like the feeling of too many products on my face) this is a great way to mask my minimal blemishes without "caking" up my face.

MAC PRE+PRIME: Highlight highlight highlight! I live by this highlighter! All though this is very similar to my skin tone as well. I think it gives me that added glow underneath my eyes when combined with my Nars cream highlighter. 

LIVING PROOF: Okay, so I have to admit, my girlfriends weren't the ones who told me to buy this product...Kim K did. Or one of her beauty tutorials available through her app did. So far I've used the hairspray and dry shampoo. And They Are AMAZING! I can't get over how good they smell and make my hair feel absolutely fantastic. 

LAURA MERCIER SECRET CAMOUFLAGE: I must admit, this is another Kim Kardashian pick courtesy of her go-to makeup artist Mario. I'm excited to see what this product will do for me in terms of contouring and highlighting.

URBAN DECAY URBAN VICES: I rarely cash in my Sephora rewards, but when I saw this shadow palette, I thought why not. Although the shades are not very pigmented, It's not a bad 500 point reward.

MAC LIPSTICKS: Every girl needs a great lip. So why not buy 4 great shades! Overall these are really nice shades for my skin tone. From Left to right (SIN, MAC RED, CARDINAL, STONE). My ultimate favorite of the four would have to be stone lined with Chestnut. 

**For Liners, I'm loving Chestnut and Currant. I'm actually addicted to just wearing chestnut all over the lip and nothing else**

NARS LARGER THAN LIFE EYELINER: Last but certainly not least, would have to be my NARS long lasting eyeliner. Being that my eyes water pretty much all the time (blame the fact that I'm pretty much on the computer 24/7 for work) I'm constantly searching for an eyeliner that will last me throughout the day, and I'm pretty sure I found it. This liner is super pigmented and goes on easy enough to give me that smokey feel.