(1) I love bringing Suja Mighty Greens juice to work in a S’well bottle, since it stays chilled. The extra large bottle from Costco is reasonably cheap and it lasts us for a few days. We grab a few bottles every time we go to Costco. You can find the S’well bottles here and here. I have a 9 oz for juice and a 17 oz gold one for water, which always gets comments.
(2) Lots of Mansur Gavriel on Barneys available for pre-order, including the saffiano mini buckets, regular buckets, lady, and tote. The craze has died down a little — highly sought after styles and colors still quickly sold out when MG launched last week, but the unpopular styles took a while to sell out and some are still available.
(3) Skincare favorites of late with empties: LJH Propolis Ampoule, Pixi Glow Tonic. The former is seriously cheaper when one of the Asian sites has a sale and that’s when I stock up. I use about 3 drops a day for the glow factor and it’s lasted about 3 months. You may be able to get the Pixi in-person from a local Target through the Curbside app with code MGPEN for $10 off.
(4) I have a ton of Sephora gift cards to use. As a lowly, free Beauty Insider status, save 10% today through Tuesday with code BINOTE. If you’re not a Beauty Insider, you can sign up on their website and the code should work. In my cart, for further filtering:
- Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt
- Deborah Lippmann Addicted To Speed Top Coat — One bottle lasted me a while, but I need another since the last one fell on the floor and shattered at the nail salon. Great for a gel-like glossy finish.
- Deborah Lippman Cuticle Lab — I rarely get my nails done anymore (a result of moving out of the city). I might get this elsewhere though.
- Dr. Jart+ Liftra 3-Step Contour Set — I really just want that contour shaper, but will try the products too to see if they make a difference. There are a ton of reviews for the cream on Birchbox now because it was in this month’s featured box.
- Erborian Precision Mask Applicator — Pretty excited to use this with masks in jars! It should really cut down on waste (for mask that ends up on your hand, not face).
- Sephora Favorites Power of the Petal — I do like the Sephora Favorites line of deluxe samples, but will probably take this one out.
- Drunk Elephant C-Firma™ Day Serum — I haven’t used a vitamin C serum in a while and need to get back into it. I’m debating between this at the Skinceuticals CE Ferulic, but this line gets so much good press that I want to try it. Even Paula gives them glowing reviews. Here’s a good post by ITG that talks about vitamin C serum.
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Primer — I have a few errant hairs for this.
- Living Proof Prime Style Extender — I’m near the end of my Bumble and Bumble Don’t Blow It, but like the Extender more and it can be used for heat styling too. The huge bottle is tempting.
If you’re curious about May Lindstrom, this Rodale’s 20% off one item sale is probably the only time you’ll find it on discount. Unfortunately, shipping is not free.
(5) COS is having their mid-season sale. I really liked the royal blue version of this textured knit cardigan jacket, so I picked one up in black. I feel spoiled with these COS sales and not having to pay full price (which I used to do whenever I visited a country with COS). I do have some items that I love a little less, which leads to my next point.
(6) I’ve been cleaning my closet and unpacking some boxes that were never unpacked. Some items go for the donation bag, a few go to the trash. If its worth more than a “few dollars” of profit/not too much trouble, I will list it on eBay, Poshmark, or Tradesy. I would donate to Dress for Success if they didn’t make you dry clean everything before you donate and more flexible hours.
- eBay still reaches the largest market. It can be stressful but they give the seller the most flexibility and control.
- Poshmark hits a niche and if it doesn’t take too much trouble to cross post, I will. I’m not sure about selling more expensive items though. My biggest gripe is how they provide shipping labels (in the middle of a sheet of paper) and how I always have to screenshot and paste in Word to manipulate it to print on my label paper. It’s US-only and you don’t get paid until a few days after the item is received.
- I haven’t used Tradesy too much and definitely put it on the bottom of my list — I really dislike how you aren’t instantly informed of a sale (more like hours) yet the buyer can message you and you can’t do a thing. There’s also a waiting period for your money.