Sunday, September 30, 2012

Shannon’s Target Haul – hit that Clearance rack hard!



This is my haul from Target last week, perhaps even the week before?  I can’t quite remember but I do remember I went to Target to get household items and ended up with over $100 worth of randomness in my cart.  Yowzah!  I always go down the back of the aisles because that’s where the clearance sections are usually set up in my local Targets.  I tend to like to peek through what’s on clearance because sometimes Target drops their prices significantly for no apparent reason, so might as well get a good deal when the timings right, right?  I got some pretty great deals on the pictured items because I had high value coupons for the shaving items and the deodorant.  Got to love coupons!

Here’s what I picked up:

-          St. Ives Apricot Scrub Value Pack (Both were $3.40) which I believe was less than the price of one single bottle.
-          Dove Deodorant – double pack
-          Gillette Fusion ProGlide Styler Kit
-          Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant pack
-          Gillette Venus & Olay razor w/ mini shaving cream
-          Revlon Colorstay Smoky Shadow Stick – Atomic (this actually wasn’t ringing up so the girl just sold it to me for $2)
-          Elf Shine Eraser sheets






Wednesday, September 26, 2012

$4/ea OPI Nail Polish Haul

 
 
 

I had gone to the mall with no intentions to be purchasing nail polish.  But I made the mistake of entering the mall through JC Penney -- and I made the even bigger mistake of entering the door into JC Penney near the salon.  I popped into the salon and glanced around, didn't notice anything until I turned to leave and I spotted the clearanced nail polish on the counter -- all $4/ea.  So immediately I honed in on one shade because it'd been a shade I had wanted for a while from the OPI Holland Collection.  I snatched it up and then glanced through the remaining polishes and ended up settling with two additional from the Superman Collection.  I ended up paying $12 for all of them which I feel was a great price.  If you aren't aware, new nail polishes are $8/ea when they come into JC Penney and after a while they (for the most part) because a 2 for $6 deal and after a while the shades from individual collections go on clearance for $2-4.

Here's what I picked up:

- OPI - I Have a Herring Problem
- OPI - Number One Nemesis
- OPI - Into The Night

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Haulage: Tart Burners & Wax Fragrance Cubes




I went to Walmart today to pick up a few things and inadvertently spent my way through the entire store buying much more than anticipated.  I will admit I’ve had a plug-in burner on my buy list for a while and my local Walmart doesn’t carry them, but the much larger Walmart a few exits up on the highway does.  So I ended up going there today after going to zumba and Kohls’.  I was breezing past the fabric section to head to the candle section, when I noticed an array of fragrance cubes on this shelf.  So I zipped on over and spotted these SUPER ADORABLE limited edition was burners.  One was the stand-alone plug-in unit and since it was an owl and would go well in my bathroom I snagged it.  I then saw a full-sized burner so I picked that up as well – again in the owl design.  I have wanted another full size burner but some of the designs Better Homes and Scentsational has are rather … goddy for the lack of a better term.  These are nice sleek white porcelain so it goes nicely in my living room as well as in the bathroom.  No strong classes of d├ęcor .

Of course I also picked up a few more packs of was fragrance cubes.  The fall scents (they were more pumpkin and fire) but they all struck me to be overpowering and just not something I’d want to smell in my house.  And it’s not like I need anymore - my basket of fragrance cubes is over flowing.  But in my mind I said “I’m buying 2 more burners… so I’m going to need more fragrance.”  I’ve got a problem.

Here’s what I picked up:
-    Better Homes – Owl Scented Wax Warmer (large size) - $15
-    Better Homes – Owl Plug-in wax warmer - $12
-    ScentSationals – Faded Denim
-    Better Homes – Exotic Sandwood Musk
-    ScentSationals – Sunlit Meadows
-    ScentSationals – Calypso Sands

So there you have it, my Better Homes & ScentSational haul!

Shop Lately Gift Haul!





After making two purchases with Shop Lately I instantly became addicted to the website.  The daily deal e-mails are really a bad thing because I have to talk myself OUT of clicking on them and buying an abundance of things.  This day I received the e-mail, clicked on it and found 2 perfect gifts -- one for my mother and the other for my boyfriend.  I was surprised that Shop Lately actually sold men’s items, but it happened to be on this particular day they had men’s watches available.  I had been looking for a watch for my boyfriend and figured since this was nice looking online and the watch I purchased for myself prior was great quality that I’d get this one for him.  Turns out it is fabulous quality as well.  I’ll be giving it to him with the other items I got him for his birthday next month.  Now whereas with the bracelet it was just a random find on their website, which was too good to be true so I purchased right away.  The bracelet is in not only my mother’s favorite color, but also has a theme she loves (evil eyes).  My mom is half Greek and is ALL about the evil eye.  The bracelet is so cute; I almost wish I purchased the black thread version for myself.  I was able to save $5 off with the credit provided to my account after my initial 2 orders (for some reason I wasn’t awarded it right away) and shipping was a flat $2.99 (part of the reason why I LOVE the site! I hate paying shipping).

Here’s what I purchased (I cannot provide links to them as they are no longer available):

Toughen Up Men's Watch – Silver
Eye Opening Evil Eye Cord Bracelet – Red

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

JustFab: Sorbet Handbag Haul!



I received a "We miss you!" e-mail from JustFab. I had signed up on their website shortly after they had become the "it" service but never purchased anything or really browsed the site. With the e-mail I received I was offered the opportunity to purchase a handbag for $19.95. I decided to purchase the Sorbet handbag because I told myself it was gorgeous (which it is) and that I needed a pink bag in my life. Of course my boyfriend told me I have a pink Coach bag hanging up on the door (oops...).


I like the bag, it's structured and due to the base it stands upright. It's a vibrant pink shade with gold accent hardware. It's the perfect size and has a number of compartments inside the bag. The part I love is that it has a removable shoulder strap. I will be making use of that especially on days where I'm running a ton of errands (particularly shopping) and I don't want to lug EVERYTHING in my arms.

Monday, September 10, 2012

REVIEW: Montague Jeunesse Cucumber Peel-Off Masque


I had hauled this mask forever ago and finally got around to trying it. I was pleasantly surprised with how it turned out considering as I opened it and applied it, I was at first a bit skeptical.

PACKAGING & PRICE:
The Montague Jennesse Cucumber Peel-Off Masque comes in a thin 0.3 fl oz. foil pouch that you rip open to reveal and squeeze out the product. Since the product is in such a thin foil pouch there isn’t a whole lot of room this will take up. That is unless you had about 20 of them then they’d take up some space – but since they are so thin (compared to an envelope) you could tuck them into a basket and they’d be fine. The only downfall with foil pouches is you need to make sure your hands are completely dry before trying to open it. The price really varies, but you can get them on sale for 2 for $3 at Walgreen’s or generally if you are only buying one stores tend to charge you $1.99. Although you can get them for $1.37 at Walmart.

PRODUCT:
When I first opened the product I noticed the slight green coloring to the gel. As I started to apply it to my face (product applies relatively clear looking) I found the scent to be borderline offensive. But now when I say offensive let me explain – I HATE the smell of alcohol (rubbing alcohol). Something about it just instantly congests me and makes me feel as though I can’t breathe. So needless to say I was holding my breath for a moment until I got the product onto my face. I did not notice a cucumber scent, but honestly, the alcohol smell overwhelmed me and I couldn’t smell anything else. As the product was on my face it started to “burn” my skin just slightly, particularly around nose area. Not an uncomfortable burn, but a few waves of my hands near my face calmed that. I do use an acne regiment so I’m sure that was also in part of the burning. As the product starts to dry – roughly 5-10 minutes after application, it starts to show slightly rubbery on the face, while clear in others. You’ll notice it’s drying because your face will feel a bit tight. As you peel the masque off, it reveals your freshly, smooth skin.

PURCHASING:
You can purchase these at any Walgreen’s – but you cannot purchase these on Walgreen’s website. You can find these at CVS and you can also purchase these on CVS’s website BUT you cannot ship these by air service due to the alcohol in them and the regulations associated with shipping aerosols and/or alcohols. You can get these at Ulta stores and Walmart stores (they’re the cheapest as most things are at Walmart).

OVERALL:
Minus the smell I will say this is a pretty stand up product. It made my face feel very smooth and refreshed. After a long day my face feels greasy since I have oily skin but after washing my face and applying this, it felt nice. It did not over dry my skin, didn’t even dry it, or cause too much moisture. I liked the end result and I will be repurchasing at some point!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

ActiveLink – WW’s version of the FitBit!





I purchased myself an ActiveLink at my Weight Watchers meeting this past week.  I’ve been wanting one for weeks but I was in an excuse mode where I wasn’t going to the gym and I’ve since screwed my head back on straight, so I picked one up for myself.  Before I go into explaining what this is, it’s Weight Watchers version (that they teamed up with Phillips to create) of the Fitbit.  The device measures all movement and aids in helping the user to push themselves to get a certain level of activity per day, while also helps push the user to reach higher activity goals over time.

According to Weight Watchers:  ActiveLink is an integrated activity experience consisting of a monitor, a personalized website, and tips and motivation brought to you by the experts at Weight Watchers and Philips. You wear the small ActiveLink monitor in your pocket or clipped to your clothes, and it tracks all of your activity throughout the day, Whether you’re walking the dog or working out at the gym, ActiveLink will let you know how many activity PointsPlus values you’re earning. The personalized site creates an activity goal for you, and provides information and motivation to help you achieve your goal over a 12-week period. And when you reach one goal, it will help you set, and reach, another.

Right now I am in an 8-day assessment phase where I wear my monitor all day and it measures a baseline of activity.  This baseline will be used to assess as to if my activity is lower and/or higher than what it was during that assessment phase.  Unfortunately during that assessment phase you’re not able to see the cool graphs that come with the ActiveLink but after the assessment is over I’ll be able to see my movement on my screen.  It’s super easy to use, you just plug the link into the USB portion of the computer and it charges and reads all your information.

I work with a few people who have an ActiveLink and they’ve enjoyed it thus far.  I’m hoping this will be the little push I need to help me continue to be honest and will help push me into continuing maintaining my healthy lifestyle – workouts included!

I paid $39.95 for the device itself and it’s a $5/monthly charge for the service.

If you’d like to follow my healthy lifestyle blog – where I talk about my weight loss, my journey and helpful tips, please check it out here: http://shannonslifestyle.blogspot.com/

Glade Expressions Collection – thanks BzzAgent!



Has an unpleasant scent to it – not a cucumber scent but more of a harsh alcohol scent.  Product burns on skin just slightly, particularly around nose area.  Very sticky, had to really scrub hands to get liquidy product off.  Product is green in the package, but when applied to my skin it appears clear.  As it dries, skin starts to feel tight.  Skin feels fabulous afterwards!

I got all of these Glade products for essentially free all thanks to BzzAgent.  I ended up not realizing the free coupons were on the other side of the coupon package I received from BzzAgent, so I went to the store and combined the coupon with a $1 off Glade from Targets website and paid 99 cents for a diffuser and a starter kit.  After BzzAgent advised that the free coupons were on the other side of the packet (duh, I’m so ditzy sometimes!) I went back to the store to get my freebies since I loved what I tried so far.  I essentially got everything else for free because for some reason the free coupons went in as the maximum value ($7.49 and $4.99) instead of the $2.99 and $5.99 the products would have cost.  I didn’t realize it until I left the store and went home (I purchased a slew of other items so it wasn’t noticeable at first).

The Glade Expressions Collection is probably the best collection Glade has come out with, especially with the fragrance mists.  I feel like the mists are so long lasting and I can honestly smell the fragrance in the air when I leave and then return to a room.

The oil diffuser comes with a very contemporary decorative sleeve.  The oil diffuser actually drops down into the middle of the device and allows for a nice sleek holster for your fragrance.  The fragrances come in three scents all of which are very fruity yet homey.

The fragrance mists come in four scents and I happen to really enjoy the mists over the diffusers simply because I feel Glade stepped it up with their mists and made them long lasting.  I would say these smell as good or even better than the mist sprays by Febreeze.  Hands down the BEST scent in the line is the Cotton & Italian Mandarin.  And now that I feel as though I’ve been blabbing about how amazing this scent is – that’s one of the reasons I’ve been having the hardest time finding it anywhere.  Seriously, Glade, if you make this into a perfume, I’ll buy a case.  I’m crazy about clean scents – I love cotton smelling room sprays/candles/etc and this is one of the best I’ve smelled.

Now if you haven’t tried these, I would strongly recommend them.

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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Haul: Proactiv Refining Mask

Never had I imagined myself purchasing a Proactiv product.  BUT I have this horrible obsession with purchasing things Nikki Phillippi on YouTube recommends.  I tend to have the same acne issues that she had and is dealing with – and I’m using two of the same prescription products she’s been using (I just happen to not use mine as consistently which is the problem).  So because we have the same types of acne issues, I tend to listen to what she has to say regarding products for acne/scarring, etc.  The past few weeks my face has been going crazy with acne and I’m not sure what has really been breaking me out so in a state of I’ll do anything, I purchased this Proactiv Refining Mask on Amazon for under $5.  I’ve never used Proactiv products simply because I’ve been under dermatologist care and the type of acne I have, Proactiv wouldn’t touch it other than dry the crap out of my skin.  BUT I am looking forward to seeing how this works on trouble spots and/or my face in general dependent upon how I use it.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Another Shop Lately Arm Candy Haul!


I should not be allowed to receive deal e-mails from ANY company because a deal means “Oh!! Must buy!” in my mind. This always leads to my bank account being a little bruised because I can be a rather impulsive shopper. My new obsession has been Shop Lately. I’ve never been much of a jewelry fan outside of gold (real gold) earrings but I’ve been bitten by the cute bracelet bug and off and purchasing I’ve gone. Then the last few months I’ve been considering getting myself a watch, especially because when at work when I’m walking around I have no idea what time it is unless I am carrying my cell phone with me. So to avoid that, I found a pretty watch on Shop Lately on sale so I purchased it. Upon receipt I will say it’s a stunning watch, but it’s big so I have to take some of the pins out to adjust it to my wrist size. I purchased 5 of the bracelets because they were adorable online and I wanted to get some extra as little gifts. It’s Christmas in August/September….

Here’s what I picked up:

- Glammed Gear Watch - Rose Gold (you can see it here: https://shoplately.com/product/13900/glammed_gear_watch_rose_gold)
- Everyday Cross Bracelet – Gold (you can see it here: https://shoplately.com/product/14020/everyday_cross_bracelet_gold)

I would appreciate if you’re going to purchase anything shown above and you do not have an account, you would do so through my referral link: http://shoplately.com/?u=xdfnsh0p .



Wednesday, September 5, 2012

REVIEW: Simple Smoothing Facial Scrub




I admit I went a little crazy when Simple first was introduced to the US. I purchased a bunch of products they came out with and after I went through a few bottles of the refreshing facial wash gel I decided it would be best to give the Smoothing Facial Scrub a try. I don’t exfoliate my face everyday and I was hoping this would be a wonderful alternative to using harsh exfoliates in the shower. Sadly, I don’t think this will be my everyday exfoliate in the shower. I feel as though it does a decent job when my face is all sweaty and gross, but for an everyday product, I don’t feel it’s that fabulous as exfoliating. The exfoliates in it are VERY small. Granted, Simple is a sensitive skin product, so I can understand why the exfoliating particles are so fine – but I personally would prefer something that’s a little grittier to pull the gunk off my face.

PACKAGING & PRICE
A full size bottle comes with 5 fl ounces of product in it. The bottle itself is a light lime green which is a bit opaque, but not completely. The price itself truly varies where you purchase it. CVS sells this for $7.99 a bottle – but you’d more inclined to receive some sort of ECB offer, or a buy 1 get 1 offer at CVS/Walgreens than you would at say a Target or Walmart. The bottle sells for $6.99 at Target and I do know there is currently a coupon available online for $2.50 off the purchase of 2, or $1.50 off the purchase of one.

PRODUCT
The product is white in color and has very small exfoliating beads in it. You can’t quite see them to the naked eye, but when you rub your hands together you can feel them. There aren’t a whole lot in there, considering it is made for sensitive skin. It glides onto the skin nicely and you don’t need a whole lot of product to clean your face. For me this would be my “every once in a while” facial scrub and not my everyday facial scrub.

PURCHASING
This is available at all major pharmacy locations (CVS, Walmart, Rite Aid) while it is also available at department stores like Target and Walmart. Target and Walmart do generally have them for the cheapest out of pocket proce, but pharmacy locations tend to be the locations where you can get a good deal of the week. You can also purchase the line at Drugstore.com, Walgreens.com, CVS.com, Amazon.com, Target.com, and Walmart.com.

OVERALL
I would recommend this product if you are looking for a very light exfoliating product for your face – particularly if you have sensitive skin. But if you have sensitive skin and can handle a little harsher of an exfoliate I would not strongly recommend this. I do notice it works when my face is really grimy, but I don’t really notice a difference in my face when I use this on a daily basis. Would I repurchase? Probably but only when my acne meds flare up my face and I can ONLY use sensitive skin products on my face. I find Simple doesn’t aggravate my skin at all and I truly enjoy everything that I have tried from this line.

Dollar Tree beauty essentials haul



I popped into Dollar Tree again (because really, there are so many and they all have magnets inside them that draw me to them).  I knew I needed to get gel for my boyfriend since we somehow misplaced the bottle that I picked up at Walgreen’s a few weeks ago.  I also knew I wanted to get some clarifying shampoo to stick in the shower.  I use to use clarifying shampoo all the time when I was using Pantene shampoo because it would leave a film in my hair after a few washes.  I since stopped using the Pantene so I stopped purchasing clarifying shampoo.  My scalp has been annoyed as of late, probably with me using different shampoos, so I want to just clear the gunk out of my hair and start from fresh.  I also want my boyfriend to try it since he does use gel in his hair and I swear he just needs to strip his hair follicles clean.

Here’s what I picked up:
-          Vo5 Herbal Escapes Clarifying Shampoo – Kiwi Lime Squeeze
-          Vo5 Herbal Escapes Clarifying Conditioner – Kiwi Lime Squeeze
-          Xcess – Styling Gel

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

FREEBIE: Aveeno Ultra-Calming Make-up Removing Wipes

I was offered a Klout Perk by Aveeno, so I opted in.  I ended up receiving this full-size package of Aveeno Ultra-Calming make-up removing wipes.  I was surprised by the size of the pack as I was expecting to receive a deluxe sample pack, but the package contains 25 wipes.  I have seen these at Target for around $7 a package.  I personally have not tried these yet, but they do have a nice subtle scent to them.  I do happen to like scented makeup removing wipes, but sometimes I find the scent can all together be overpowering and linger on your skin.

Are you interested in what Klout is?  Well, Klout is a website that measures your social networking influence.  You link your facebook, twitter, google+, linkedin, etc., to it and it measures the rate of individuals you influence on a daily basis.  Based on your Klout score, you are offered certain perks which fall under categories (food based, beauty related, extracurricular activity, etc.).  You are then selected to participate in perks based on your score.

Disclaimer: I was given a free product or sample because I'm a Klout influencer. I was under no obligation to receive the sample or talk about this company. I get no additional benefits for talking about the product or company.

Monday, September 3, 2012

REVIEW: Avon Care Silicone Glove Protective Hand Cream



I purchased this Silicone Glove protective hand cream through Avon a few weeks ago in their catalog while it was on sale for 99 cents.  Believe me when I say this, I wish I would have ordered 4 or 5 tubes of this stuff then.  I only purchased one because I had never tried it before and if it was horrendous I didn’t want to own 4 or 5 tubes of it.  Now I’m kicking myself in the behind because this lotion is just plain awesome!  I’ve since left a message with my Avon representative asking if she could somehow back order this for me so I can get 4 tubes to last me thru the upcoming months.

I am quite a lotion aficionado if I must say so.  I work with paper at work all day long and I’ve noticed over the last 6 months my hands have become increasingly dry. I used to only get dry hands in the winter months due to the harsh change in weather – but it’s continued onward.  The backs of my hands aren’t dry, but my fingertips are especially dry.  I purchase lotions like crazy in hopes to cure my issues, even use Vaseline at night with gloves and after a few washes its back.  I used this lotion and it was literally magic.

It does not leave a greasy residue, but it does leave a slight texture to your hand. Nothing annoying or anything like that but it’s slightly noticeable.  The lotion itself does make your hands INCREDIBLY smooth and the greatest part is that it does not wash off after you wash your hands. You can wash and dry and afterwards you can still feel the smoothness in your hands.  The lotion itself lasts a good 3-4 hours when on, even after a few hand washings.  I feel it fills in any of the grooves in my fingertips where it’s rough because it completely smooths the skin surface out.

The one thing I do notice is the lotion seems to pull the dead skin off my hand and balls it up on my skin.  I’m assuming that’s what it is, but I can’t say for sure.  As shown in the picture, I do get a bit of beading on my hands which I can wipe off and it does not effect it in any way.

Overall, I just completely love this lotion and feel it’s one of the best lotions I’ve used in a long while.




Haul: Colormates Nail Art

 This is a little quick Dollar Tree haul featuring the Colormates Nail Art polishes.  I’ve been wanting to try nail art on my nails, but I admit I’m not the most steady handed so we’ll see how it turns out once I do get around to it.  I’ve been seeing a lot of gorgeous manicures and was hoping to give it a shot.  I did buy these because the black glitter and the purple glitter polish were really unique and I had not seen them before, or at least not noticed them until now.  I do admit I would love to paint my nails in just those two colors alone I think they’re that gorgeous.

The 3 shades I picked up are as follows:
-    White (a pure white shade)
-    Glitz (a purple based glitter with pink, blue and silver glitters)
-    Black Glitter (a black shade with mini gold glitters)


Sunday, September 2, 2012

Mary Kay – Thanks a Million Facebook Sweepstakes



About a month or more ago I entered a Facebook sweepstakes hosted by Mary Kay.  They were thanking those million followers who had them liked on Facebook and by thanking the followers they offered up a giveaway to those who were selected.  I apparently was selected and wasn’t aware because I received a package in the mail.  I opened it and inside was a 1 fl oz. of the Mary Kay Foundation Primer!  I have used this in the past at a Mary Kay party and it’s a pretty nice product.  I think I may have a full-size bottle buried in my makeup container.  This does give your face that flawless finish and a blank canvas to apply your foundation (liquid or powder).  It works well with both and I feel it does make my makeup stay on longer.  Since I do have oily skin, my makeup tends to wear off over the day (especially if I’m touching my face which I have a horrible habit of doing).  But I feel the primer helps keep it in place a little longer.  Another great thing about it is, it does have SPF 15 in it so that does reduce a step in your skincare routine by using this.



Steal! $3.99 Raspberry Crocs!

I made an “emergency” trip to Kohl’s this afternoon because yesterday I had received an e-mail from Kohl’s alerting me that my Kohl’s cash was set to expire on Monday.  Well, we can’t have that!  So I made a trip to the store to see what I could find.  I hit up the shoe section first because I needed to get a larger size in the sneakers I picked up prior, I got a half size and needed to push it up to the full size.  But before I could get to the sneaker section, I made a b-line for the clearance shoe section.  The first thing I noticed was this bright/hot pink pair of sandals, I blinked and realized they were Crocs and grabbed them rather loudly proclaiming “Ohhh!!”  The greatest part is THEY WERE IN MY SIZE -- which is a complete shocker because finding a size 11 anywhere is pretty difficult.  I tried it on and they fit perfectly.  Crocs can run pretty narrow with some of their shoes and this was an 11W so it was perfect.  The only negative?  There was only one shoe there.  I scoured the entire area and could NOT find the second shoe.  I knew the possibilities of them selling one shoe to a peg legged pirate was pretty slim to none, so after going down and getting my sneakers I returned to the clearance section. Scrouching down on the floor I began looking thru boxes (I was determined to find that damn shoe whether I had to tear Kohl’s apart or not), when I pushed one box back, it wouldn’t budge and I realized something was behind it. Ta-da, the missing shoe!  I squealed and quickly ran away from the shoe section LOL.

The style I picked up is called Thea and the color is Raspberry.  The shoes themselves were originally $39.99, but on clearance for $13.99.  I had $10 Kohl’s cash, which dropped the price down to $3.99!  Not bad, not bad at all!  This is like the … er, maybe 8th pair of Crocs I own.  Yeah, I’m obsessed but I LOVE them and I think they’re adorable.  But to each our own J.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

My first Shop Lately Haul!



I blame this initial purchase on boredom.  I was surfing the web one day and somehow stumbled upon the Shop Lately website just because I was looking for a q-ray bracelet.  Not sure how q-ray and shop lately intertwined but they did and off and running I went.  I started browsing through the website for what felt like forever and ended up with a few items that I thought were totally adorable and that I had to have.  Now I’m not much of a bracelet wearer in general.  I don’t know – I put them on but then take them on to go to sleep and if I’m rushing in the morning (which is usually the case) I tend to forget to put them back on.  But I saw this bracelet that was similar to a q-ray (without the magnetic piece inside of it) but it was adorable and I HAD to have it especially since it was a gold color.  Then the shopping bug bit and into the cart went more and more items.  I then found a coupon code on retailmenot where I got $5 off my $30 purchase so I threw the heart/key bracelet in and got it for like $2 after the savings.

So here’s what I picked up:
-          Cut the Cable Spike Cuff in Antique Silver (you can purchase it here: https://shoplately.com/product/13338/cut_the_cable_spike_cuff_antique_silver)
-          Love Unlocked Bracelet in white (you can purchase it here: https://shoplately.com/product/12491/love_unlocked_bracelet_white)
-          Cool Crossing Bracelet in blue (you can purchase it here: https://shoplately.com/product/13566/cool_crossing_bracelet_blue)
-          Cut the Cable Spike Cuff in Gold (you can purchase it here: https://shoplately.com/product/13634/cut_the_cable_spike_cuff_gold)

If you have not purchased anything on Shop Lately I suggest you take a look at the website.  They offer such cute things for great prices and the greatest thing is they have items which go on sale every day (the sales last for 3-days).  After your first purchase you get a $5 credit for future orders which is fabulous.  Also if you’re buying something and it’s over $30 look up the coupon code on retailmenot – but do take note you can only use it once.

Also I would hope if you’re going to purchase anything shown above and you do not have an account, you would do so thru my referral link: http://shoplately.com/?u=xdfnsh0p .