Thursday, July 30, 2009

Island Getaway

It was two weeks ago that I went to the new Bath & Body Works Store in the Eaton Centre in Toronto. Of course I spent more money than I expected.

Slatkin & Co. Vanilla Coconut Scented Candle. Smells good enough to eat.

The one thing that I really wanted to buy was the True Blue Spa Lay It On Thick Intense Moisture Shea Body Cream. I did not buy it, but instead purchased the True Blue Spa Tahiti, Sweetie Body Lotion with Monoi Oil. The Tahiti Sweetie body cream smells amazing, but the scent is too strong for me. I can't decide if I should keep it or give it away.

Sweet Deals At LeSportsac Online

I usually purchase my LeSportsac bags at Winners because they have amazing prices. LeSportsac has some great deals online.

All orders on LeSportsac Specials are Final Sale and may not be returned to LeSportsac Specials, LeSportsac Online or any LeSportsac Retail Store.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Coach Tribeca Collection

Coach has another new collection called Tribeca. Is it just me, or does it seem that Coach has a new collection every week. Not that I mind.

This is the colour of bag I have been looking for all summer.

New Tribeca Patent Tote $298.00 style:14123

  • Soft pebbled leather with crinkle patent trim
  • Horse & Carriage logo plaque
  • Button branding
  • Interior zip pocket
  • Cellphone/multifunction pockets
  • Ring to clip an accessory or keyfob
  • Fabric lining
  • Zip-top closure
  • Outside back pocket
  • Strap with chain detail
  • 9” drop
  • 14 1/2 (L) x 10 1/4 (H) x 4 3/4 (W)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Smashbox Cosmetics Complexion Rehab

Watch the Complexion Rehab video at

I don't leave home without applying the Photo Finish Foundation Primer. It is awesome. I have been debating purchasing the Photo Op Under Eye Brightener. After watching the video I am definitely going to get it. I love the idea that it is good for all skin tones.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Etsy SALE Entourage Canvas Tote with braided straps-by CHA CHA

I finally purchased a Cha Cha bag this year. I purchased the Entourage Canvas Tote tonight. It was on sale for $55.00 U.S. on the Etsy website. I would love to get the leather version.

This version is made of soft tan canvas, includes two inside pockets, one flat, one zipper, double braided straps, and zipper closure.

(LxWxH): 13”x4”x 16"
Straps: 20"
Number of Pockets: 2
Colour: Tan

Sunday, July 19, 2009

I Love My Nintendo DS

My Nintendo DS has to be my favourite purchase of the year. Great use of reward points. I use it all the time. It came in handy on my vacation. I have only had to charge it 3 times since May. I have purchased 6 games for my Nintendo DS. I am always looking for something challenging.

This was the first came that I purchased - Professor Layton and the Curious Village. It has great puzzles.

I have only played the Indiana Jones game once. It required two hands and I had to follow the instructions in book.

I love crossword puzzles, so it was an easy purchase. The game also wordsearch and anagrams.

This is my least favourite of the games. I will have to give it another chance.

Playing Brain Age is a good way to train your brain. My brain age is a lot older than my age. I need to remember to train everyday. It also includes Sudoku. I finally know how to play. It is so much fun.

Mystery Case Files is my newest purchase. I have not played it yet.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Samsara Fall 2009 Collection Online Now

Frugal Fashion Week

Frugal Fashion Week debuts in Toronto, and you’re invited!

From July 23-26, fabulous frugalistas will descend upon Toronto’s Art + Design District (West Queen West) to celebrate the debut of Toronto Frugal Fashion Week!

Toronto Frugal Fashion Week consists of a series of inspired events, including a street-wide shop crawl featuring amazing sales from boutiques along West Queen West, a fabulous brunch at the Drake Hotel, guerilla fashion shows, a gift bag containing items that will get you through a day of serious shopping, a silent auction, a fashionable fundraiser and more!

Celebrated hotspots, including the Drake Hotel, Chasse Gardée and The Social will present Frugal Fashion Week events.

For more information, please visit Frugal Fashion Week at:

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Sweet Deals Galore

LeSportac Specials - save 40%-75% Off Plus Free Shipping

This is a Foxy Originals coupon code which gets you a 30% discount on your online jewelry order!

Coupon Code: foxydeal
Discount: 30% off
Expires: 21st July 2009

Urban Outfitters Sale - In Stores Only Sale Ends July 19, 2009

The Body Shop - 2 for $30 All Large Body Butter and Scrubs

Danier Leather

Banana Republic - Sale Online Only

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

New NET-APP for iPhone and iPod Touch

Yet another application that puts fashion at your fingertips.

The NET-APP syncs with the iPhone and iPod Touch, and downloads content automatically so you will never miss the latest fashion news.

With the NET-APP you can:
  • Buy wherever you are
  • Create wish lists
  • Read weekly fashion news
  • Shop new arrivals
Download the application in the App Store on iTunes.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Tote Bag Frenzy

No one should have this many tote bags. It is mind boggling.

1 Addition Elle
2 Winners
2 Noah's Natural Foods
1 Body Shop
1 Harrods
1 Shopper's Drug Mart
1 Marc by Marc Jacobs
3 Environmental Phrases
1 Whole Foods
3 President's Choice
1 A&P/Dominion
1 Dollarama
3 Film Festival
1 Toronto Public Library
3 Cha Cha
1 United Nations
1 London
2 Black
1 Birds
1 Brown
1 Longchamp

Total - 32 tote bags in one container

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Bath & Body Works Eaton Centre

I heard today that they are opening a Bath & Body Works store in the Eaton Centre on July 12, 2009. If it is true, I would be so happy. When Bath & Body Works opened in Canada last year, I was shocked that they did not open one in the Eaton Centre. It is a big mall in downtown Toronto. Better late, than never. I will surely be there.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

One Week

I usually don't complain about customer service. I have only done it once before on this blog in the last year. However, last Tuesday I went to Noah's Natural Foods store in Toronto to purchase some vitamins. One of the items I wanted was not in stock. The cashier said that they would be putting in an order the following Monday. She gave me a business card and put the day and time that I should call to put in the order for the item.

I called the store Monday morning and spoke to someone to request that the item be ordered. I was told that in order for me to put in the order, I would have to go to the store and pay in advance. I told the girl on the phone that I was not told that when I was in the store last week. I was quite frustrated as it was very difficult to find this item. During the time that I was waiting to place the order, I tried several other health stores to no avail. I told her that I would go to The Big Carrot. That is another natural food store in Toronto. I called the store and luckily they had the item in stock. I asked them to hold it for me and I would pick it up on Tuesday (today).

Although it took one week to get the item, I discovered a store that I have wanted to go to for the longest time. It is out of the way. Toronto is a big city and even though I was born here, there are a lot of places in the city I have never been.

On my way to The Big Carrot, I passed a store called Grassroots. I decided that I would drop in on my way back to the subway. This store sells environmentally-friendly products such as personal care items, stationery, and household cleaning products. I purchased a new travel mug as the one that I have now is impossible to clean. My hand will actually be able to fit in the mug. I also purchased a reusable lunch bag. It is impossible to find a plastic bag in the house now to use for my lunch since I use reusable shopping bags. All stores in Toronto are now charging 5 cents for plastic bags.

Biodegradable Corn Travel Mug

Say goodbye to single-use, disposable cups! This durable commuter mug is a great alternative for those who love their lattes on the go.

Best of all, because it's made entirely from corn, it is completely biodegradable!

Boasting a solid 17oz capacity and a stylish graphic of Grassroots' inspiring environmental slogans, this travel mug is:

  • Made from 100% U.S. corn plastic (natural fermented corn starch with less than 1% non-toxic dye)
  • Free of petrochemicals
  • Biodegradable
  • Non-leaching
  • Microwave safe
  • We recommend hand washing your corn mug to preserve its rich luster.

Reuseable Cotton Drawstring Lunch Bag

This washable cotton lunch bag - with drawstring closure - is a great alternative to plastic or nylon lunch bags!

Do your part for the environment and proudly carry your lunch to school or work with an unbleached cotton lunch bag.

Available in natural colour


Friday, July 3, 2009

Matt & Nat Portman Bag

I have finally found a new bag for the summer. I was looking for a bag in a bright colour, but it is not black. I purchased the Matt & Nat Portman bag today at Winners. The regular price was $79.99, but it was on sale for $59.00. Winners sells brand name items at reduced prices. The tag lists the original price at $140.

It is my first Matt & Nat bag. Matt & Nat makes eco-friendly, vegan handbags and accessories. I usually purchase leather bags, but this bag was the perfect shape. The shape of bag that I prefer are satchel bags. The bag has pockets on the inside and outside, with strong sturdy handles which are also very important. I can't wait to use the bag.

This might be the start of a new fashion relationship.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Christmas in July at Lipstick Powder N Paint

The weather does not feel like summer in Toronto. I really don't want to think of Christmas yet, but Lipstick Powder N Paint is having a Christmas in July Giveaway.

How to enter: Visit and click onto the corresponding date on our giveaway calendar. There are 31 prizes to win.

The giveaway runs every day from July 1st - July 31st, 2009.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Happy Canada Day

Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians. It is a nice break in the middle of a work week.

Last July 1st I decided to start a 30 day challenge. I would not purchase a new bag for the whole month (actually 31 days). Well this year I am not taking a challenge. I have found it quite difficult to find a bag that I really like. I purchased a bag to take on my trip and then I bought two bags on vacation - the Harrods and Longchamp bags. I don't really count the bag that I bought at the dollar store.

My most recent purchase purchse was a Lisa Simpson Nintendo DS Lite Console Case for my Nintendo DS. It was only $4.99 at EB Games.

Today I received an email from Shopbop. Take an extra 25% off all Sale items for two days only. Enter code EXTRA25 at checkout.

I was also excited to read that they have extended the international shipping promotion. All orders to Canada ship for free. This offer ends July 31, 2009 at 11:59PM PDT.

Summer might be over before I find the bag that I want.