to shop / {deal alert} repetto & other shoes at gimme shoes

Gimme Shoes is doing an additional 10% off sale. They carry many boutique shoe lines including Repetto, Chie Mihara, Loeffler Randall, etc. I’m not sure when it expires. GS has physical locations on the SF Bay Area.

Most of their Repetto selection is already 50% off. They always have a decent selection of colors. Sizing: Typically, it’s recommended to size up one full size. E.g. US 8 = FR 39 in Repetto.

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to shop / {deal alert} adrianna papell blue lace dress

Previously mentioned here.

I love this Adrianna Papell Scalloped Lace dress. I wear it all the time when it’s not tights weather.

My friend is shopping for lacy bridesmaid dresses and alerted me to the great sale price on Amazon. The blue or primrose/berry pink are 60% off in larger sizes. (If you add an item to your Amazon cart and click on “save for later”, any product price changes are highlighted every time you check your cart. I’ve found prices to drop a smidge on clothing within a few days.)

You can also find this style at 6pm (aqua teal is 70% off), Nordstrom, Dillards, Belk, Zappos, and Macy’s. It came in blue, nude pink (sold out), primrose/berry pink, teal green, and cayenne red/orange.

Find more Adrianna Papell at Bloomingdale’s, Lord & Taylor, Zappos, Dillard’s, Macy’sBon-Ton6pm, Saks Off 5th,

to pamper / {deal alert} last call for free zoya nail polish

For the next 5 hours or so (until 11:59 PM ET), you can get three free nail polishes from Zoya with code COLOR2014. It’s not truly free in that you have to pay $12 for shipping and handling, which I don’t mind considering Zoya is one of the few toxin-free brands.

Trips to the nail salon are a guilty pleasure of mine and though the salon has a ton of Essie and OPI, I always BYO and lately it’s expanded to base coat and top coat. My taste in colors is consistent (read: nude and/or red) and I’ve spent considerable time finding the exact reds and nudes that I like.

More often than not, I get comments on my Zoya polishes. This year, I got Sooki (cherry red), Rue (nude), and Jana (quite You Don’t Know Jacques). Last year, I got Carmen (true red), Avery (nude), and Godiva (champagne pixiedust).

As for base coat and top coat, I’ve been using OPI Nail Envy and Deborah Lippman Addicted to Speed with great success. The Dior gel coat is on deck!

to pamper / {deal alert} sephora beauty oil essentials kit


This SEPHORA FAVORITES Beauty Oil Essentials kit is super exciting! I’ve been a fan of cleansing and moisturizing oils for years, but the market only recently blew up in the US. This kit is a great way to try out many Sephora oils for face, body, lip, and hair. Sephora values the kit at $162 (I get approximately $150 when I calculate it based on full size products as seen below) and is priced at a fair $56 with free shipping. Hint: Enter code ALLUREMAG for a free 12 month subscription or follow the instructions to get $10 back.

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to pamper / {deal alert} somme institute transport two pads

I hoard certain things and these Somme Institute Transport pads (review) is one of them. These are the gentlest glycolic acid product I’ve used. If you feel like you have gunk trapped under your skin, you need these. I don’t use these every night, but rather when I feel like I need them for a few days in a row. I ended up not getting anything from the Nordstrom sale and these sold out anyways. They were also pulled from Somme’s own site which leads me to believe the Transport Two product is a limited edition item. What makes the Two so good? You’re getting 100 pads for the price of 50. If you procrastinated, I have a better deal for you.

Skinstore has the Somme Institute Transport Two pads still in stock for $58 and a storewide 20% off with code SAVE20. If you buy through eBates (referral linked) you can get another 14% off. That’s about $40/container. I store my hoard in the fridge.

Happy shopping!