general / happy monday!

Image source: Target

I. Food

II. Fashion

  • Are you a Madewell fan? Here’s a little history on the brand.
  • Oops – I misspoke in the last brain dump. Uniqlo’s big anniversary sale is still going on and there’s an additional $5 off $100 coupon. I went to the Paramus, NJ location last night to make a massive Urban Sweats return and checked out the +J collection while I was at it. I ended up loving the wool wrap coat and need a sale. By the way, the Paramus store may be my favorite area Uniqlo since they are not as crowded as the city ones and have its own entrance.
  • Amex users, I hope you are taking advantage of Amex offers. It’s a little frustrating since offers come from different channels and aren’t always communicated and are sometimes targeted. I check my Amex offers tab online or through the Amex app every few days, I skim Slickdeals updates (through RSS), and my bff keeps me informed.
    • NYCers, read on. You can get a $10 statement credit for each $50 spent at participating NYC retailers, up to three times! In the past, gift cards have qualified, but I will be poring over the terms before I take the plunge. Phone orders and online orders do not count. The retailers include B&H, Uniqlo!, and H&M. See the full list here. To get the offer, follow the Twitter syncing process, tweet #Amexshopny, and wait for a confirmation, or you can register directly here.
  • How to make leather shoes last.

III. Decor

IV. Beauty

  • Renee Rouleau’s Vitamin C&E treatment is back in stock and 15% off with code C2014 until next Sunday, Oct 26. It’s a light serum and I love it enough to rebuy it. Not convinced you need a topical antioxidant? Read this.
  • I unboxed my Peach and Lily limited edition Seoulcialite box on Saturday and loved it. I read fan-b’s blog (link) beforehand, so no surprises. I think it was an excellent deal — some Mizon, Cremorlab, and nothing junky that I won’t use (well, maybe the earrings because they are too blingy for me). So far I’ve used the Banila Co. Clean It Zero cleansing balm.
  • Amore Pacific, which owns many Korean skincare and beauty brands, has a new shop in Flushing, NY. Thanks, fan-b, for the great coverage! (link)
  • I haven’t checked out the & Other Stories US launch yet and don’t plan to any time soon. Into the Gloss has some suggestions (including this shower cream). Use code FRIENDS for 20% off through October 31!
  • Order the Target Beauty Box here. In other Target news, get a $5 giftcard for “personal care” purchases over $15. Details here.
  • In drugstore news, I’ve been loving CVS in-store deals – it’s all about stacking the weekend coupon with ECB deals, CVS coupons, and manufacturer’s coupons. I watched a $40+ total dwindle down to $11 yesterday. Is anybody else a CVS fan?

V. Tech

  • Do you have the new iOS 8? Better read up on tips on how to prolong your battery life!
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