Shopping Strategy and Photos: Nordstrom Estee Lauder Gift with Purchase

Friday, October 31st, 2008 | Free Stuff, Makeup, Photos, Skincare, Stores | 1 Comment

Meilily's Nordstrom Estee Lauder Gift with Purchase 2008

Meilily's Nordstrom Estee Lauder Gift with Purchase '08

I have never really been tempted by Estee Lauder skincare or cosmetics, but the current Nordstrom Estee Lauder gift with purchase offer really made me pay attention.  Also, a study, recently mentioned in Allure magazine, wherein Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Serum Concentrate was shown to help prevent UV damage caught my attention too.

So, in the name of scientific investigation I went to Nordstrom and picked up the current Estee Lauder gift with purchase. Read on for shopping strategies and product photos.  —› › Continue reading

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Amazing Estee Lauder Gift at Nordstrom

Thursday, October 30th, 2008 | Fragrance, Free Stuff, Makeup, Sales, Stores | 2 Comments

Last Days!  Nordstrom Estee Lauder Gift with Purchase

If you are considering purchasing or trying anything from Estee Lauder anytime in the near future, this looks like a great time to buy.

Between October 15, 2008 and November 2, 2008, Nordstrom is offering a really nice and customizable gift with purchase package that includes 7 skincare and beauty items along with a multicolor cosmetic bag. It is truly a “package,” because it contains several non-filler gift items that you can pick and choose from yourself.  This current offer is one of the best gift with purchase packages I have seen from Estee Lauder, and the minimum purchase of $39.50 is pretty manageable.  —› › Continue reading

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Free Fragrance Samples: Nordstrom & Allure

Monday, October 27th, 2008 | Fragrance, Free Stuff, Stores | 2 Comments

Allure November 2008 issue

Allure November 2008 issue

The latest issue of Allure, the November 2008 issue featuring Eva Longoria, is a veritable minefield of fragrance samples, ranging from Calvin Klein’s Secret Obsession to Paris Hilton’s new Fairy Dust. One of the best things about this issue of Allure, though, is the Beauty 101 guide to perfumes.

The Beauty 101 section in Allure usually features how-to cards with lists of recommended products on the back, but in this issue, the cards instead feature special fragrance offers from Nordstrom!  Allure teamed up with Nordstrom to bring us these fragrance offers for Nordstrom’s Fragrance Festival event.  Many of the tear-out cards are essentially vouchers for free perfume samples, redeemable at Nordstrom’s fragrance counters. [Warning, not all counters carry all the fragrances.] —› › Continue reading

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$12.90 Jeans at A&F !

Friday, October 24th, 2008 | Sales, Stores | Comments Off

12.90 Abercrombie & Fitch Jeans

12.90 Abercrombie & Fitch Jeans

Abercrombie and Fitch (A&F) clothing gets a bum rap a lot of the time as clothing for mainstream zombies, but they actually have high quality fabrics, wearable designs, and a certain relaxed attitude toward partial nudity in advertising.  (I’m willing to overlook that last part.)

One of the best things about shopping at A&F is that their clothing occasionally goes on sale, at nice discounts at that.  Unfortunately A&F is also one of those high inventory turnaround stores where you may have to buy an item at full price if you really like it and want it in a particular size.  (I made the mistake once of passing over a cute coduroy A&F jacket while waiting for a sale, and ended up having to scour eBay for one in my size, only to discover the wide world of eBay Abercrombie knockoffs.)

Where was I?  Oh, yes.  $12.90 jeans! —› › Continue reading

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Hello beautiful world!

Thursday, October 16th, 2008 | General | 2 Comments

First Post

As with first dates, first posts are somewhat awkward and nerve-wracking, yet extremely hopeful – filled with the hope that all of those grand schemes and quiet desires will come to fruition.

Do I have arugula in my teeth? How do I look? Uh oh, awkward lull in the conversation – help!

To break the ice, or at least chip away at it, let me tell you about one of my internet “first dates.”

My very first online purchase

Back in the day of shrieking modems and questionable dial-up connections, I got up the nerve to go online and purchase something from the vast unknown that was “the world wide web.” The first object of my online affections? —› › Continue reading

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