weekend / hurricane irene

Thanks to my normal, overbuying tendencies, I did not run to the store to stock up on anything for Hurricane Irene. I was originally supposed to be in a conference all weekend. It was cancelled 4pm on Friday! After an scavenger hunt at the Met and a few cocktails on the rooftop, I came home and crashed; that seemed to be the theme for the weekend. In addition to sleeping a lot, I…

~ ate eggplant parmigiana and grandma’s pizza from Iggy’s. I think Iggy’s has my favorite grandma’s pizza ~

~ did a mud mask – Formula 10.0.6’s Deep Down Detox Ultra Cleansing Mud Mask. unfortunately, i haven’t tried the ahava or c. booth items in the pic yet. ~


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to pamper / olay $20 off $50

Though I am blessed with Asian genes, I’m convinced that stress and lack of sleep wreaks havoc on my skin. My strategy is to prevent now. It’s easier (and cheaper) to prevent now than correct later.

One of my favorite skincare brands is Olay. Bigger company = bigger budget for R&D. I also don’t want to make my way to the higher-end products too fast. The products are relatively cheap so I liberally slather it on the face and  décolletage area at night. And you can get it cheaper through promotions! Olay currently has a $20 off $50 rebate on their website for all Olay facial cleansers, moisturizers, and treatments purchased through January 31st. I’ve gotten rebate checks from them in the past, so they are legit.

Where to buy:
I usually buy Olay from Amazon because they sell below retail. Prices fluctuate; I add them to my cart and check back periodically. I also get free two-day shipping through Amazon Prime. If you don’t have Amazon Prime, shipping is free for purchases over $25. Costco would work too.

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general / recent finds

It’s a tough time for NYC-based shopaholics due to the revolving door of Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Friends and Families, crazy year-end sales, and sample sales. I should be glad that work takes up so much time that I can’t take advantage of some of the sales. What can you do?

Anyways, here are some recent finds that I have been recommending to friends: Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Therapy Cream, more Uniqlo, and Ann Taylor, as well as some old finds that I’ve been raving about for ages: American Express Return Protection and Talika.

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