Thursday, January 28, 2010

Kate Moss For Longchamp

A behind the scenes video of the photo shoot for Kate Moss's collection of bags for Longchamp.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Help For Haiti

On Tuesday January 12, 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, the most powerful to hit in a century. The people of Haiti need our help.

The Canada for Haiti benefit telethon aired on Friday January 22, 2010 at 7:00pm on the CBC, CTV and Global. The money raised will be distributed equally among a coalition of organizations such as World Vision Canada, Oxfam Canada, the Canadian Red Cross Society, UNICEF Canada, and Save the Children Canada.

Donations can still be made by telephone and online:

Telephone number: 1 - 877-51HAITI (42484)


From 8:00 to 10:00pm the Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief telethon aired on American networks.

The telethon included performances from Wyclef Jean, Shakira, Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson, Madonna, Neil Young, John Legend, and a group performance from Jay-Z, Rihanna and The Edge. The album is now available on the Apple iTunes store for only $7.99 for 20 songs. Proceeds from the sale of the album will be donated to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, Oxfam America, Partners in Health, the Red Cross, UNICEF, United Nations World Programme and the Yele Haiti Foundation.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Canadian Online Shopping Site Enviius

Dace - sale starts Friday January 29, 2010

Enviius is the first Canadian, Member-based, private sale online retailer featuring designer fashions and accessories at savings of up to 75% off retail.  The site launched in April 2009 to great success. The site is similar to Beyond The Rack and HauteLook

They are offering all new Members a $10 credit in their account.   Invite your friends and get a $20 credit after they make their first purchase. 

$5 shipping this weekend. Offer valid across North America.

Rebecca Minkoff - Behind The Scenes Spring 2010

There are some really cute bags in this video.


Clean Well

I discovered a new hand sanitizer recently in the grocery store. If you use hand sanitzer's as much as I do, you may have noticed that they make your hands very dry.

The CleanWell All-Natural Hand Sanitizer

  • kills 99.99% of germs naturally
  • Alcohol Free
  • 225+ Sprays (30ml size)
  • Safe for kids
  • Moisturizing formula
  • Never tested on animals
Directions: Spray until hands are wet and rub thoroughly until dry.

RECALL: You're Now A V.I.B.

I received the following message from Sephora yesterday morning:

Due to an technical error, you received a Very Important Beauty Insider (V.I.B.) welcome email offering 10% off.
Regretfully, we would like to clarify that you have not yet qualified for Very Important Beauty Insider status this year.

However, we would like to honor the 10% off discount in stores as an apology for the inconvenience.
Bring a printout of this email into a store now through January 28, 2010.

If you are interested in V.I.B.—and more perks like these—here's how to qualify for the program: 

-Spend $350 at a Sephora store in one calendar year (January-December).

-You will automatically earn V.I.B. Status for the current year and the next.

Again, we sincerely apologize for the mix-up. 
Thank you,
Sephora Customer Service

I wonder if they read my post. That was a nice gesture.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

I Am Not a V.I.B

I did not get a chance to read my emails earlier this week, but I glanced at the subject lines. I received an email from Sephora a couple of days ago that read "You're now a V.I.B - celebrate with 10% off".  Well I opened the email today and in red letters the email stated WERE SORRY, you received this email in error. Please disregard. Cruel joke.

If you shop at Sephora you have probably have been asked whether you are a Beauty Insider at the checkout. It is free to join. You earn one point for every dollar spent.

Images from the Sephora website

V.I.B. (Very Important Beauty Insider) is the premium level for beauty insiders.  In addition to the rewards that you get as a beauty insider, you also get free deluxe samples, exclusive monthly perks, pre-released products, and more. I currently have 407 points in my Beauty Bank. According to the website you have to spend $350 at a Sephora store or online in a calendar year (January to December)  and you automatically earn V.I.B. status for that year and the next.

Actually I thought that  I was already a V.IB., so maybe the email was sent in error. Either way I really should not be spending money on cosmetics. I still have to make my list of all the bath & beauty products. It will take time.

Log in to my Beauty Insider Account

Join Beauty Insider

After I updated the post I found an email from Sephora that stated that I was an official V.I.B through 12/31/2011. It had a store coupon attached to redeem. Maybe I will try to use it. It is valid  now through February 19, 2010.

Sunday, January 17, 2010


The founder and creative director of Matt & Nat, Inder Bedi was featured on the entertainment show ETALK. In the report he discusses the companies 21 bottle campaign as well as a sneak peak of the Spring 2010 collection.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Shopaholics Anonymous

My 12 step program for the year to spend less money:

(1) Delete emails that have the word SALE in the subject line.

(2) It is possible to just window shop. I do not have to feel the need to buy something before I leave a store.

(3) Magazines are meant to be read and not to be used as a catalogue of items to purchase.

(4) Spend less time shopping online and more time being creative - knitting, photography, jewellery making

(5) No impulse shopping. Buy only what  I need.

(6)  Save money for a trip.  I do not have a vacation planned this year, but it would be nice to get away for at least a couple of days.

(7) Do not go to the Coach website. Too much temptation.

(8) Make a list of all the cosmetics and bath & beauty products that I own. This way I will know what I have and what I need to purchase.  I just finished my Smashbox Primer. It will be number one on my list of items to purchase. It is a must have.

(9) Limit the number of times a week that I go to Starbucks.

(10) Don't be pulled in by deals that offer bonus points or a gift card if you spend a certain amount of money. It is a trick stores use to get you to spend more money than you planned.

(11) Avoid the makeup counter at Holt Renfrew. Specifically the Yves Saint Laurent counter. They always want to do my makeup and then I end up spending more money than I should.

(12) If I purchase a new bag,  I will have to give one away. (I hope my sister does not read this)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Too Many Products

I tried to capture as much as I could of my dressing table. I have more bath & body products than one person should have.

I have eye cream that I do not use. I have already posted about the many lip glosses that I have. Today I used a mascara I don't remember purchasing. I do not make New Years resolutions, but this year I will put myself on a twelve step program to recovery. I will update that in a upcoming post.

P.S. If you have brown eyes, do not use brown mascara. I did not notice what my eyelashes looked like until the end of the day when I was in proper lighting.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Down With Winter

If I had known how cold it was going to be this winter I would have purchased a warmer winter coat. My winter coat is nice, but it was not  meant to be worn in -25 C weather.  It is extremely cold in Toronto this year. This will be a long and cold winter.

I would really like to get a down filled winter coat, however it is quite difficult to find  winter coat this time of year and in my size. The only winter coats that can find are available on line. I have never purchased clothing online. I always try on any piece of clothing that I purchase.

Land's End Women's Plus Size Morgan Down Coat $79.99

Land's End Women's Plus Size Dory Long Down Coat $189.50

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Win A Thomas Paul Tote

You can win this cute Thomas Paul Tote bag by entering the contest on the blog Style, Substance & Sutton. You can never have too many tote bags. Last year I did a count and I had over thirty.

To enter the contest just leave a comment on the post:

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy 2010. I would like to thank everyone for reading my blog and leaving comments. I am looking forward to more exciting shopping experiences in the new year.

-baglicious (The Bag Lady)