Friday, August 28, 2009

Golla Digi Bag

Golla Digi Bag - Pixel-L Black

I have had my Sony Digital camera for almost two years. I never purchased a camera bag for it. Today I found a cute camera bag at Black's . All of the Golla Digi camera bags were on sale for $9.99 (regular price $19.99). I narrowed it down to this bag because of the interesting pixel image. This bag was marked down to $4.99. The salesperson said that it was cheaper as it was the last one. Great deal!!!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Bags For Fall

Longchamp Gatsby Handbag

Metal feet on bottom for protection
2 zippered pockets on front
1 main compartment

1 pocket divided into 2 sections on front
1 large zippered pocket on back
Leather key attachment
Dimensions : 38x26x18 cm
15x10¼x7 inch

Liz Claiborne New York
Jackie Leather Small Doctor Satchel

Cole Haan Sloane Soft Tote

Artisan weave: beautifully designed tote in soft suede silhouettes trimmed with rustic leather. Discover the ultimate in fall sophistication and artisan craft

  • Custom polished brass hardware
  • Signature logo tag
  • 7" adjustable shoulder straps
  • Tab closure with snaps
  • Optical weave jacquard lining
  • Interior holds zip pocket, cell phone and PDA pockets
  • 16" L X 13 1/2" H X 6 1/2" D

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Beyond the Rack

Beyond the Rack
Luxury Brands At Exclusive Prices

Beyond the Rack is a private shopping club that has sales on designer items at around 70% off the retail price. The sale usually lasts about 48 hours.

Everyday I get email alerts regarding upcoming sales. Whenever there has been an item that I have been interested in, it has been sold out.

How to become a member of Beyond the Rack

There are three ways to join:

  1. You can be invited by a friend who is already a member.
  2. You can get a special invitation from one of their marketing partners.
  3. You can request a membership
If anyone would like to use my personal invitation code to sign up and register for an account the code is below:


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Murale Grand Opening Event

Last year Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation opened its first beauty store called Murale in Ottawa. I was hoping for a store in Toronto. I like the Beauty Boutique that they have in some stores, but I wanted more.

Finally, a store will be opening in Toronto. The store offers endless cosmetics, fragrance and personalized beauty services. It may be competition for Sephora.

Bonus: You can earn Optimum Points on your purchases!!!!

Reserve Now for the Grand Opening Event on September 3, 2009

Location: At the Shops at Don Mills (Don Mills & Lawrence)

Bombshell Bargains End Of Summer Clearance

End of Summer Final Clearance
Starts Today!

Summer is almost over, but before we stock the shelves of our new location with inventory, we are clearing out all existing merchandise! No exceptions!

Starting Thursday August 20th,
Everything at Bombshell Bargains is
an additional 35% off.

Sale runs from Thursday, August 20th thru Monday, August 31st.

Please use promo code SUMMER to receive your discount.

Discount does not apply to shipping rates.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Is Grey The New Black?

Last night I met up with a friend of mine for drinks. When she sat down the first thing that I noticed was her gorgeous grey Matt & Nat bag. I commented that I loved the colour and that I never owned a grey bag. I decided that would be my next purchase.

This morning I realized that I did purchase a grey bag last year, but I no longer had the bag. I did not have a problem with the colour. I just did not like the bag anymore. It was one of those foolish impulse buys.

Maybe grey can become my new black.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Dolly Mamas Purse Pad

There are times when I need a pen and paper and I can't find one in my purse.

I purchased this purse pad this week - Professional Shopper at St. Clair Greetings at Yonge and St. Clair in Toronto for $6.95.

3 3/4" x 3 3/4" Purse Pad - All pads contain 85 colored sheets of paper, an elastic closure, brightly colored coordinated pen with black ink, plus glitter and gems on the cover!


Fall Trend Report 2009

It is that time of year when summer clothes and shoes are drastically reduced and fall items start popping up in the stores. In Toronto, we are finally getting summer weather. I am not mentally ready to think about what I am going to wear or accessorize with in the next few months. I went into Winners today and I saw winter gloves. It is just too soon.

I look forward to the September issues of fashion magazines. It is the biggest issue of the year. I have already received Lucky and Flare. I will have to get Vogue when it is available. It is the only issue I buy all year. It takes me months to read it, but I love the ads.

Fashion Magazine Fall 2009 Trend Report
Fashion director Susie Sheffman on the biggest trends on the fall runways

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Bamboo Expandable Pencil/Pen Holder

I purchased this Bamboo Expandable Pencil/Pen Holder with 5 compartments from Winners on Saturday.

Lipper International Inc,
#807 Expandable Pencil Holder
Dimensions: 7-1/2w x 4-1/4d x 4h expands to 12"w

I thought that it would be a great way to organize my makeup. I have a large makeup case for eye shadows, blush, bronzer and powder. I had another container for lipgloss and anything else I threw in there. Now I know what I have and it is easy to see.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

I Need A Fairy Godmother

I need a fairy godmother that can magically make comfortable shoes in my size appear. I think salespeople in shoe stores know that they will not be able to make a sale, that is why they don't try to help me. Last year I bought a pair of shoes from Balisi on College Street in Toronto. I went into the store and it was packed so I left. I returned a couple hours later and it was not busy. I explained to the staff that I hate buying shoes and I cannot find anything in my size and I don't wear heals. A salesperson found me a pair of shoes that I did not think would fit or be comfortable. I love that pair of shoes, but I can't wear them in the summer.

I bought one pair of shoes this year and they are so uncomfortable. Shoes always feel good in the store, but once I wear them outside the pain is unbearable. I cannot find anything that I like that fits. There are so many end of season sales on right now and I am stuck wearing ugly sandals.

I am planning to visit the store again to see if I can find another pair of shoes.

Balisi - Footwear, Handbags, Clothing & Accessories

Three locations:

College Store

668 College St.
Toronto, ON

M6G 1B8

Queen St. Store

711 Queen St. W.

Toronto, ON

M6J 1E6

Danforth Store

439 Danforth Avenue.
Toronto, ON

M4K 1P1

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Discount Fendi Jewel Evening Bag

My Shop It To Me alert today had included the Fendi Jewel Evening Bag from

Original Price $1,190 Sale Price $178.50 That is a discount of 85%

Of course the bag is sold out. I could not possibly get that lucky.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Concealer Royale

This past week I sadly finished my YSL TOUCHE ÉCLAT Radiant Touche Concealer. I did not realize how good it was until I used my other concealer the Smashbox CAMERA READY FULL COVERAGE CONCEALER.

What I love about the YSL concealer is the pen-brush. It is easy to apply and has the consistency of liquid foundation. I apply it all around my eyes including the eyelids. I also apply it around my nose and mouth. I will have to go to Holt Renfrew soon as this now become an important part of my morning makeup routine.

The Smashbox concealer feels like I am applying lipstick to my face. However, the colour is perfect.