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How To Get Your Hands On Sold Out Lilly For Target The Savvy Way...... #lillyfortarget

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Hey Everyone!!

I've been fully amused by this Lilly for Target situation that has terrorized the preppy shopper. I'm not a Lilly fan but I FEEL the pain.  I've been in the middle of several MAC collection online sell outs. A NYX 50% off  online sale that made so mad I wouldn't wear NYX for a LONG time. I was in the middle of the Target x Missoni bs four years ago. I ended up with a blanket throw.

A blanket first.

Then I went back to Target over a couple weeks and found that returns has came through and ended up with some makeup bags and other items.

I'm going to give you a couple of tips on how to get your hands on this sold out collection the smart and easy way.

First, things first....Target is saying there will be no restock. However....

1) Keep checking the store for Lilly returns. 

Go to customer service first and check over that counter and see what's back there. If you want it that bad, you will scoop the back counter and ask can you see the Lilly returns.

2) Ebay is not going to give you any glory, so saved those scalloped edged tears for Instagram and Facebook.

I've already seen on Instagram some decent deals for less than Ebay. Instagram search #lillyfortarget and you find already SEVERAL resale accounts. Make sure if you do a purchase, they send you a Paypal invoice( no Paypal Friends & Family, it doesn't protect a refund, if needed) and you pay via Paypal. Ask questions too: "When do you ship?", "How do you ship". Don't buy for anyone that shows a stock photo and not the real purchase photo. Stock photo just screams flim flam.

I just saw a girl on a Kate Spade planner group sell Lilly For Target headties so resale groups will be popping up. Search for Lilly for Target resale groups or Lilly Pulitzer groups on Facebook. Use common sense when purchasing.

3) Check the Goodwill.

 Target donates to Goodwill Industries in most cities. In about month or two, some of that Lilly stuff will show up there. I've seen with my own eyes those designer collections show at the GW. Last week I saw several pieces of that Peter Pilotto collection at a local Goodwill. I'm always shocked at some of the Target stuff that ends up there, so don't be afraid to venture in there within the next two or three months maybe be earlier. I bought several pieces of that new plus size line Ava & Viv and that was just released in February.

4)Keep your eyes and ears open.

 Real shoppers know that Ebay is not the end all be all. Google, google, for small cities with small Targets, you may have to do a road trip. I've seen people do it.

3 Drugstore Mascaras, 3 Quick Reviews! Wet N Wild, Covergirl and L'Oreal......

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Hey Everyone!

Over the past couple of weeks, I've bought three drugstore mascaras and I need to talk about them.:)

Let's get started!

Wet N' Wild Mega Plump Double Menace Mascara- This mascara was $3.99 at Dollar General. It has two brushes, one for the top lashes and one for the bottom. I didn't like the brushes on either end. They didn't pick up my lashes good for neither volume or length. The formula was very black and dark which I like but too thin. It barely looked like I had on mascara. Skip this one.

Covergirl Flamed Out- I actually got this mascara, brand new, still sealed in the package at Goodwill for a $1. Number one, it's water resistant which I don't what this means. Is it waterproof? Confused. This mascara didn't work will with my lashes either. It has a spoolie type brush and my lashes do not care for that kind of brush. Skip this one.

L'Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Intenza- I LOVE Voluminous Butterfly, so I knew I would be all into Intenza. This was $9.87 at Walmart. A cool $10 mascara. Took me a month to figure out how the brush is suppose to lay and pull on the lashes. The brush has a flat side with short bristles and long edges with short bristles. I was most mad about Intenza because I spent $10 on it and didn't know how to work it. Once I got the hang of it, I realize my lashes are not here for voluminizing mascaras. They have officially quit the volume business. I will say, I still dig the L'oreal mascara formula that seems to be the same across the board, just different brushes.

Govern yourselves accordingly. Think of your lashes before you think of yourself!!! 

Tell me, I'm ready to dip back in the high game of mascara. What's your favorite high end mascara??

Target Plus Size Clothing Haul via Goodwill!

Hey Everyone!!

I slid into one of my favorite Goodwill stores the other day and came across some great Target finds. If you didn't know, most Targets donate to Goodwill. The merchandise( most of it) is brand spanking new. I've seen stuff that is still in Target in Goodwill. The Goodwills in this area put all the new Target stuff on "New Items" racks so there is no digging through sections. I've seriously had the best luck on these racks. I love Target's plus size lines and Merona line.


I know, I know, thrifting is not everyone's forte. This post is not to get you to thrift but to show my good shit off.:). You chose if you want to venture into thrifting. If you don't thrift, you don't thrift. If you do thrift, then you do.

Stank You.

 All of this for $20....Let's get into it.....
 Pure Energy Top in 2X, brand new that is actually too big. Are you saying the doll is finally out of 2X game? Come through 1X!!!
 Pure Energy Polyester Blend Shorts. 16-18. They have dressy quality to them, even though I bought them to sleep in. LOL! I may actually wear them out. They are above my knee! O_O
 Carolina Panthers Shirt 1X brand new( had the tags on it before I washed it) Perfect fit. Guess I will root for the home team this year. Expect emotional ups and downs via my social media messing with these Panthers. SMH.
 Ava & Viv top 2X. Well, well, well....look what brand has made it to the Goodwill already! Didn't the big girl bloggers just tout this brand a month or so ago?? It just came out like a month ago!!! I saw other Ava & Viv pieces too on those racks....

Basic Merona V-neck T-shirt 2X- It's too big but I think a couple washes and dries will bring it down a size.

Ah....I love my deals!!! Do you like Target clothes like moi?? Let me know in the comments!

Maybelline The Blushed Palette Review and Swatches.....

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Disclosure: This product was purchased by me

Hey Everyone!!

Maybelline New York has come out with The Blushed Nudes palette to compliment their The Nudes palette. It consists of neutral and rosy tones. Since I do not own Urban Decay Naked 3( the rosy toned palette that started the craze) I can't compare it. I do own Coastal Scents Revealed 2 which is a compared dupe to Urban Decay Naked 3. Let me know in the comments....if you want a comparison post of Maybelline The Blushed Nudes and Coastal Scents Revealed 2. I'll be happy to do it for ya!!

 There are twelve shades, no names. The palette is the same size as The Nudes palette Maybelline makes.

 Top row swatches......
 Bottom row swatches.....
 I created this look with a couple of the shadows. It looks purple but it was pink in real life. lol!


I own The Nudes palette by Maybelline and it's just ok. I didn't find it bad but I wouldn't tell anyone to buy it.

The Blushed Nudes texture, color payoff...everything is EXACTLY like The Nudes just different colors. The light colors are hard to payoff and the dark shadows are so-so but overall it's not a terrible palette. It's workable but who wants to spend $10 on a DRUGSTORE palette that has spotty quality? Raise your hand.....I'll wait......

I actually thought about returning it. I still have the receipt. Tuh.

Do you own The Blushed Nudes palettes...tell me how you feel about it????

Rue 21 Rue Beaute' Electric Eye Shadow Palette ( possible Urban Decay Electric Palette dupe)......

Hey Everyone!

A beauty addict friend of mine alerted a FB beauty board we are on about a possible Urban Decay Electric Palette dupe sitting up in Rue 21, of all places. After she showed swatches, the board went into overdrive trying to locate the Rue Beaute' Electric Eye palette. I found my palette on the first Rue 21 I went into. It was priced at $6.99.

 You know I'm down with buying makeup ANYWHERE!!
 The palette consists of 12 colors, all shimmers except one( in my opinion and that's the bright pink that is matte)

 Top row swatches ( they do not have individual names)
 Bottom row swatches......


I do not own the Urban Decay Electric Palette to do comparisons. So I'm not comparing the two in quality or texture, only going by the similarities in color and name.

Apply the Rue Beaute' palette with a flat eye shadow brush dry produces a powdery, fall out mess. It's essentially trash used dry as shown on the LEFT EYE (above photo).

HOWEVER, used with a synthetic brush wet with MAC Fix+( technique also known as foiling) the colors are amazing, producing beautiful bold and bright eye look as shown on the RIGHT EYE (above photo).
I did three days of looks using the foiling technique and got some beautiful looks.

Honestly, if you want a bright and bold shadow palette used dry and wet but not at the Urban Decay price point, don't buy this palette. It takes to much work even for my taste. BH Cosmetics Take Me To Brazil Palette is a GREAT choice of a bright palette that has quality shadows at a lower price and just a few dollars more than the Rue Beaute' palette plus more shadows( 30 to be exact).

So....give me your thoughts? Worth the buy or leave Rue 21 to trendy clothes?