Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Splendid day! - Long post ahead!

Today was all in all, a great day. So much shopping was done and it just makes me feel really happy. Not gonna lie, materialistic things DO make me happy although it's not the SOURCE of my happiness. Lol, does that make sense?

So first, I'm going to do a review of Sephora's Deluxe Perfume Sampler for Her - $50. My best friend was kind enough to get it for me as she knew I was looking for the perfect perfume. It basically comes with a pouch and a roller ball refill and 10 samples of perfumes, and a certificate in which you can redeem it for any 1 full size bottle. And here goes my bad explanations. The samples include:
-Coach : Poppy (which I got) - Slightly flowery, very fruity, springy. Most of all, lasts a long time, actually most of them lasted a long time except Daisy which kind of just left me after a while :( . LOVE. 5/5
-Marc Jacob's: Daisy - Too flowery for my tastes, but it is the one that I was originally trying to buy. 4/5
-Kenzo: Flower - This one was alright too, I didn't really like the after-smell though. It is quite floral, which is obvious lol 3.5/5
-Vera Wang: Princess - Ugh, I had this one a while ago too and I absolutely do not like it. It's really musky at the end and just BLAH. 2/5
-Harajuku Lovers: G - This would have been my second choice. It smells close to "Lil' Angels" also by Harajuku Lovers which I LOVEEED and will probably get a bottle of. They're also the same color, yellow. But it smelled sort of musky after a while so it lost to POPPY! 4.7/5
-Ralph Lauren: Romance - Probably my fourth choice. It smells very springy and happy. Warm scent. 3.8/5
-Michael Kors: Very Hollywood - Ah yes. I certainly hope Hollywood doesn't smell like this because it smells ... not so great.
-Gucci: Flora - I don't know why but the 'higher end' a fragrance is, I can't handle the smell. I didn't even wear it before trying it on. LOVE gucci but not the fragrance. Maybe when I'm older..
-Narciso Rodriguez: For Her - Bad packaging. Could not try.
-Calvin Klein: Europhia - I loveee Calvin Klein. Underwear and outerwear! But their perfume wasn't really for me. It smells good but I just didn't like it.

The actual perfume I redeemed only cost $42 which means there was technically a $8 loss. But I still feel that it's worth it because you REALLY get to try things before getting a full size. I received this before Christmas so... I really took the time to test things out before making my conclusion. In general, I like fruity things so "Poppy" was perfect for me. My second choice was "G" and my third was "Daisy". Now, I was originally planning on "G" but after wearing it a couple of times, I didn't like how the scent went away and that it turned a little musky towards the end. So that was a no-no for me. The samples were, generally, very fruity but some were too musky for me like "Flora" or "Narciso Rodriguez For Her". So definitely check it out! OH! and I think this is only available online..

Here's a picture of the certificate:

My collection of perfume samples.. LOL

After much testing, I redeemed my full size!

...onto more shopping!

VS Bras: $9.99 each. So VS is having their semi-annual sale and all sale bras are $15.99 and up. I have no idea why mine were cheaper. My friend went with me and got hers from the same section and it was $15.99. So I think I lucked out. Lol. The doggy one on top is from the PINK line and retailed @$28.50 and the bottom one retailed @$45.

H&M - $7. Retail $24.95. YAY for cheap bags! It's a gorgeous brown bag that is surprisingly more roomier than it looks. It's a messenger bag as well so it caught my eyes at first sight. I thought the buckle part was going to be hard to use daily but I found out it was a snap-button when I got home so I'm so relieved!

H&M - $10, Retail $49.50. Studded black vest w/ belt. The shoulders are super cute! I tried it on and I like how it looks but I'm not sure how it looks on ME since I'm not really the stud wearing type lol. I just couldn't resist *_*

ZARA: $7.99, Retail $19.90 Well this shirt is a
"2in1" shirt. There's a heart tank that comes with it so you can wear it inside. Can't wait for warm weather ^____^

SALE: $9.99, Retails $25.90 - Same store as above. The bear's dress is actually pink sequins! Again, I'm weak against the temptations of cute pink stuff lol.

SALE: $9.99, Retails $25.90 - Same store as above. The detail on the shoulder is cute but my camera didn't catch it. I thought the man was a little freaky at first but I decided to buy it last minute. And the man looks like quite the fashionista. Haha.

Ann Taylor - $9.99, Retail $68. How pink and fluffy ^___^ It was the last one on the rack and I had to grab it although it's a bit big. Such a keeper for an Ann Taylor item!

T____T these were the two most expensive things I bought today. $14.95 for two scarves. THESE were the two I could NOT resist the most so I had to get both of them.

I am officially on a shopping ban for at least ... I don't know. But I've been eyeing this Marc by Marc Jacob's bag and I'm preeeeetty sure I'll end up purchasing it. Lol. And last but not least!...

I was trying to get a picture of her sleeping but she woke up immediately as the shutter was about to go off. Haha, time to snuggle with her and watch "My Princess"!


  1. hello dear! I love this post, all the stuff you bought are really cute. I especially love the scarfs you bought. your blog is adorable as well.

    xx elle

    maybe we can follow each other?

  2. Great deals you picked up! Did you like all the perfumes from the sampler you got?


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