Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Memory Loss

This is the look on my face everytime I go to Sephora. I never seem to remember what I wanted to purchase. Whenever I go through magazines or review other blogs or websites, I make a mental note of products that I would like to try. I have a terrible memory.  I will have to start making a list or ripping out pages from magazines. 

Today I was in the Eaton Centre in Toronto and  decided to drop into Sephora. I wandered  aimlessly around the store for a couple minutes before I decided to leave. There are just so many products to look at.  

It was a couple hours later that I realized what product I wanted to try. It was the Stila One Step Makeup Foundation. I guess I will have to make another trip to the mall.

Edvard Munch The Scream

Sunday, March 28, 2010

So Cool...Modcloth

If you have not visited the website Modcloth, you should definitely check it out.  They sell indie clothing and vintage accessories.





Images from Modcloth

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Check Out The Jewellery At Coach

When I go into a Coach store I do not only look at the handbags. They also have great jewellery, however you cannot find everything that you see on the website in the stores.

These are a few of the pieces that I would like to get:

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Blog Update

I have added a new page to the blog called Fashion & Beauty Apps. It is for those of you who use an iPhone or iPod Touch.  If you are like me, then you like to be able to access info on the go. The applications can be found in the App Store in iTunes.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Is That Real?

Today I went to see the doctor because I have not feeling well. The first words out of her mouth as we walking into her office was "Is that real?" She was referring to my Louis Vuitton bag. I could not believe that of all people, a doctor would ask me that question. I had to laugh. She said "that cost half of my tuition." She was exaggerating just a bit!!!

It was not the first time that I have been asked this question. I have had the bag for almost six years. I do not know why people are so interested. I did not put any thought into the bag I was carrying today. I grabbed this bag because it already had the essentials in it (wallet, keys, cellphone, etc...).

My Louis Vuitton Speedy 30 comes very close to being the perfect bag.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

App Store Junkie

I probably have more applications on my iPod Touch than anybody I know that owns an iPod Touch or iPhone. Most of them are free.

Holt Renfrew has a new iPhone application that is available on iTunes.

The Holt Renfrew iPhone App is great for anyone who loves the store. The application is divided into five sections:

  • Holts Collection
  • Events Calendar
  • Store Information
  • Social
  • Preferences

The application is iPhone and iPod Touch compatible

Am I A Bag Snob?

Years ago you would see women and girls carrying Louis Vuitton handbags. Many of them were fake. I was one of them. Now the bag of choice are Coach handbags. 

What is bothering me is that many of these bags are knockoffs. The quality of the bags look so poor that even if they were not knockoff Coach bags, I would not purchase the bags because they look cheap.

I owned a knockoff Louis Vuitton pochette. It was a great evening bag, however it fall apart after a while.  

You do not have to spend a lot of money to have a nice bag. I own many bags at various price points, but the quality of the more expensive bags is undeniable. They are also the bags that I expect to last for many, many years. 

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Soap Obsessed

I love buying different types of soap. The scent is very important and sometimes I am lucky enough to find a bar with great packaging.  Last week I went a little crazy shopping for soap.

Top Left
Verbena Soap packaged in a beautiful keepsake box (Winners $5.99)

Top Right
Verbena soap packaged in a beautiful keepsake box - two 150g bars (Winners $7.99)

Bottom Left to Right
Coconut Vanilla Sugar Triple Milled Soap 283g (Winners $5.99)

Citron Cassis Organic Shea Butter Soap 284g (Winners $5.99)

Le Couvent des Minimes Verbena & Lemon 100g (Shoppers Drug Mart $7.00)

Aromafields Deluxe Soap & Home Collection Lotus Mint 300g (Winners $5.99)

My all time favourite soap is the shea butter soap from L'Occitane en Provence.  I also make a special trip to the One of A Kind Show  in Toronto to purchase the natural handmade soap from Skinlicious. I could order the soap online, but I love smelling each soap before I make a purchase. The next show is from March 31 to April 4, 2010. 

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Stila One Step Makeup

Stila One Step Makeup

It is a primer, foundation, concealer and powder all in one easy step.

I am definitely interested in trying this product. I am lucky if I have time to do one of the steps in the morning.  I hope they have it at Sephora.

  • 100% natural mineral pigments
  • Paraben & Fragrance Free
  • All Skin Types
  • Available in 8 shades

Monday, March 8, 2010

New Pages

I have added two new pages to the blog - Steals & Deals and Videos.

The Steals & Deals page will include a list of links to websites that offer deals and discounts, as well as invitation codes to private shopping sites.

Some of the websites listed are:

  • Smartcanucks
  • Bargainmoose
  • RetailMeNot
  • Redflagdeals.com
  • Shop It To Me
  • HauteLook
  • Beyond the Rack
  • Neiman Marcus Online Clearance Sale
The page will be updated periodically.

The Video page will include video clips that have been posted on the blog. 

-the baglady

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Rebecca Minkoff At Holt Renfrew

Rebecca Minkoff will be making a personal appearance at the Holt Renfrew store on Bloor Street in Toronto on Thursday March 11, 2010 from 4:00pm to 7:00 to launch her Spring 2010 handbag collection.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

As A Preferred Customer...

I have received yet another preferred customer invitation from Coach for their Spring Event Days from March 5 through March 14, 2010.

I will have to go to the website to see if there is anything that I want. I have not purchased a new bag all year. I know it is only March, but I am going through withdrawal.