Haul, Broken Ban & All – Fashion & Jewelry

I was supposed to be on a shopping ban through mid July but after about two weeks I gave up. Also the number one motivation for my ban was because I was supposed to be saving up for a trip to Chicago but we decided not to go anymore so I just threw the ban out the window. So of course in my typical shopping fashion, here are my buys for the month of July. I had to break up the haul into two parts, fashion & beauty. First up is Fashion and Jewelry.

I picked up some tanks for my boyfriend for summer.
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I picked up this lace type top from a local boutique
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I’ve actually been looking for more of a white damask top but everytime I find one it’s a cropped style so I went with this one because it doesn’t quite look like lace so its still nice and summery.

I picked up a few tanks.
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I’ve been really into cut out shoulders lately so I picked up four from Forever21 but the sheer ones were extremely inexpensive at $13.50 each!
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I got the sheer ones in nude, white, and black.

I also picked up two dresses, both around $12 each.
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I picked up two semi-sheer blouses from H&M in pink and leopard.
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I also picked up this cute white top from a boutique.
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I picked up some thrift store shorts for diy-ing.
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I got a really good deal on shoes as well!
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I got all of these plus another pair from Gap for under $13!

I also found my perfect pair of nude pumps!
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I have been searching for years now for a good pair that didn’t have an ugly front platform but that didn’t look like a work pair either.

I found some sandals from Target.
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Since it’s summer, I found some great deals on swimsuits as well.
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This set is from Target.

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These are all on sale from Old Navy.

That’s all for clothes and shoes. I did pick up a few accessories as well. First is this cute over the shoulder bag from Forever21.
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I just love this piece because it’s so simple and so chic.

Some jewelry from F21.
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And that’s it for the fashion part of the haul. It seems like a lot but I got almost all of it on sale or for really good prices!


Recent Purchases – 6/26/12 baby Hauls

I’ve been collecting pictures of stuff I’ve hauled over the course of the past few weeks. I actually got a lot of this with coupons and sales so I’m super excited about that! First of all, as you know I’ve recently joined the Iphone train so I’ve made some ebay orders for covers. I think I bought 5 cases in total since I got my phone. They’ve been arriving every couple of days so I’ve snapped shots a few.
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I gave this mint one to my sister but I love the rubberized feeling of it so I will probably order another one.
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This is the one I’m currently using.
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That little bow over the earphone jack is called a plug and it’s to protect dust from getting inside the headphone jack.

I’ve also been trying to diy some shorts so I’ve ordered a lot of studs in different sizes.
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These are 8mm and they’re the only ones I’ve received so far. I got them off etsy but I’ve since learned that ebay is way cheaper.

I also picked up a few random things from Target.
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I don’t know how I went for so long without a staple remover. My nails thank me.

I also got this cute little notebook to replace my old moleskin. I looked for ages for one without lines but I’ve given up and decided to go with this one.
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It’s actually the perfect size, if only it didn’t have lines and the pages were thicker.

Sonia Kashuk’s summer stuff was on sale so I bought these two things with some coupons so they were super inexpensive.
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I’ve been eyeing these brushes for a long time but didn’t pick them up because I have another old Sonia Kashuk brush set that have really hard bristles. Luckily these are a lot softer and better. I’m really glad I got this set because they’re all different brushes from what I already have.

I also used a coupon to get this beautiful brush.
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It’s so different from my other brushes. It has a mix of plastic and boar bristles and it seems to smooth out hair as you brush it.

I also picked up some random stuff at the mall. First is a sweater that says drama queen.
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I got some hair ties.
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A cute bracelet in a peachy pastel color.
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And then I dropped by sephora to return something and got a sample and a set using 500 points.
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I don’t like this moisturizer so far. It’s very fragrant.

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I’ve tried this serum and moisturizer once but it’s an odd thick gel that’s a dark red color. It feels so odd to rub on my face. I don’t know how I feel about it.

I also picked up some lovely polishes again with an awesome target coupon that printed for me.
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First, Mojito Madness:
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It’s lighter in the bottle than on the nails. On the nails it’s not as bright but still very cute.

Next, Bikini so Teeny:
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It’s like a periwinkle blue. It’s very cute and definitely has a purple undertone.

Next, I got one of the new maybelline ones in Fierce N Tangy:
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I’ve been looking for an opaque yellow for so long and this one is just perfectly bright and opaque.

Next I have To Buy or Not to Buy
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Sorry for the unclean swatch, I did these right after getting home. This color is one of my favorites! It’s a super light lilac purple.

Next I got Charming by Revlon.
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I was trying to decide between this one and lilacism but I already got two essie ones at the time so I went with this one.

And lastly I got Play Date.
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It’s a true purple but not too dark and not too light.

And lastly, I picked up this cute oversized clutch bag from the thrift store!
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It’s perfect for summer!

That’s it for my haul this time around.


Daily – 6/16/12 weekend recap BBQ, Graduation, Cupcakes & Shopping

I’m still not good at blogging often but with my phone I now take pictures of everything so I can keep a really good track of my activity to blog later on even if I can’t get to it right away. I know this is long over due so I’ll just get right into it.

My little sister graduated from highschool this year (valedictorian!) and so we threw her a graduation bbq. We had so much food! Looking at the pictures makes me want to bbq all over again!
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My sister made these yummy mint chocolate cupcakes!
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My contribution was the little decoration flags 🙂

I was going to buy her a camera for graduation but since she’s going to Japan next week I told her I would just double the amount of money I was going to give her to use in Japan. Overall it worked out nicely because I don’t have to worry about getting a gift and she gets extra cushion money for Japan just in case she wants to buy more.

The day after the party I had a me day so I did some shopping and errands. I knew I was going to stay on my feet all day so I opted for casual.
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tops F21 | shorts AE | shoes LA | jewelery F21 & len

I took my grandma to the flea market early that morning to pick up some traditional wedding clothes.
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And then I headed to the mall after. Here are some outfits I tried on at F21. I only walked away with one which you’ll see in an upcoming haul post.
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I also stopped in victoria’s secret to browse.
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They have the cutest fitting rooms! And I found the cutest neon orange shorts but they didn’t have my size.
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And then later in the day I went fishing with my boyfriend and his brother and brother’s girlfriend. Well, I watched lol. Here’s Koko at the bait shop.
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It was fun until it started getting really cold and rainy.

I ended my weekend making plans for this year.
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As you can see by the theme, I need to start saving now!


Recent Purchases 5/9/12 Biggest Haul of Them All – PART II Fashion

I didn’t pick up a lot of clothes, mostly bracelets so I’ll start with those. I went bracelet crazy I don’t know why. Maybe because it’s summer and I’m really into stacking lately or because it’s so inexpensive to get a lot of? They’re all from F21 and all relatively inexpensive.

First I picked up these two white and blue pyramid stretchy bracelets.
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And then I got this gold chain with black in the center.
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And a silver spiked pyramid set.
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I also picked up this necklace which I actually broke apart into two bracelets.
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Each chain unhooks really easily so it was simple to get two bracelets out of one necklace.

And here is a quick stack of what I had in mind when I bought that necklace.
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I also picked up this tribal bangle because I love the colors.
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And then I picked up this thin silver one that actually looks really great stacked with gold pieces.
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And then I picked up a hexagon shaped one which I just thought was really fun.
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I also picked up this alternating spiked one.
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And this pink one with a tassle.
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I also found this sideways cross one that I’ve been looking for forever.
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I’m still debating whether or not I’ll keep the blue beads on there.

For other jewelery I picked up this set of hoops and earrings from CR.
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And then I got this ring set but I mostly just wanted the chain one in the center.
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For necklaces, I picked up this really plain cute one from F21. It just has a little curve at the bottom and it was like $3 I think.
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And then my boyfriend picked up these two collar necklaces for me.
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I did get a few clothing items as well. I got this plain oatmeal colored tank top from F21.
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It’s got a curved bottom hem and a little pocket on the left breast.

Then I got this crocheted type tank.
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I also picked up this plain blue tank to go under tops.
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I got this high low plain black dress.
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A pair of really cute high waisted type shorts.
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A neon pink skirt.
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An oatmeal colored zip up hoodie from H&M.
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Bonus buy, an awesome conair paddle brush.
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And that is it for my haul this time around. I’m planning a trip so I will probably be more conservative with my shopping ways for a while.


Recent Purchases 1/21/12 – Shop & Drive

We did some shopping on Saturday but we had to drive out to the places because we wanted to try new shopping areas and boy was it tiring! We didn’t even shop that much, maybe 6-7 stores total but we had to drive so far between 3 shopping areas that we were drained of energy by the time we were done. I didn’t pick up that much but I did get some things here and there.

First some goodies from VS.
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My sisters and boyfriend thought these orange shorts were so hideous but I love it because it reminds me of a tiger! It’s so cute, although I think it’s supposed to be zebra print?

I also go this eyeshadow from VS that I’ve been wanting for so long and it was 75% off!
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It’s this beautiful shimmery purple taupe.

And then I dropped by Sephora to trade in my fragrance coupon for a new fragrance of my choice from the sampler and I got me some Versace!
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You’re only allowed to get the 1 oz versions of the perfumes but I have never even reached halfway on a perfume before so 1 oz is plenty for me and it smells amazing! It’s so fresh and bright but still feminine without smelling like cotton candy.

And then I traded in 100 points for the Korres mattyfying primer.
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I haven’t used it yet but I will try it out. It’s about .33 oz so 1/3 of what a normal primer size is which I think is huge for a sample. Should last a few months I think.

And then finally I went to Ulta to continue on my never ending hunt for the Maybellene eye tattoo in Tough as taupe but couldn’t find it so came out instead with a new lipstick from Rimmel which I love.
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It’s the new Kate lipsticks in a nude color. It’s very creamy and on the browner side of nude but it’s really more a true nude under gloss. I’m wearing it in one post below at the cafe. The only problem is it smells sort of plasticy and manufactured with a sort of sweet scent on top. I don’t know what it is but I don’t like the smell.

I also got my boyfriend some new vans not pictured here but overall, a good shopping trip!


[ ♡ ] Black Friday Haul – Part 2

Ok onward! I dropped by Forever21 and picked up a few things. I did not want to try on clothes because again, no spectacular deals. I got a silver necklace for my traditional outfit for our new year. And then I just got to envelope clutches in brown and red. These I’ve been searching for because they are a good deal, they’re only $10 each!

Then we drove across the street to Ulta where again, they had some good beauty deals.
First I picked up a deslick from Urban decay to try it out.

So far I’m not loving it. I don’t feel like it does anything to hold the oil at bay.

Next I got this benefit blush duo in Throb and Georgia.


They’re full sized, discontinued and really good deal! Each blush on its own is almost $30 so two for $20 is a good enough deal for me. I actually want shades like this. I don’t really want the popular benefit shades like bella bamba and coralista because I have so much pink and coral but I do want odd shades like dandelion and these two. Throb is a purply mauve and Georgia is a light peach which is so pretty!

Then I got this Stila waterproof liner set for $10.



Its in koi and silver dollar and they’re really nice. The gold one has extreme staying power!

And then they had the Smashbox mini primer on sale for $9 so I picked one up.

They’re usually $16 for the small bottle. Here I have it pictured next to my big 1 oz one so you can see the difference in size. I bought this because mine is almost out and I started using MUFE’s HD primer but I’m not loving it so I decided to get this one just in case I end up really hating the MUFE one and have no more primer.

And that’s it for my makeup haul! Here’s a shot of everything!

I did get some Christmas things from Walmart for wrapping and some other little stuff like gifts but that’s most of my Black Friday Haul. I’m reconsidering how early I go next year because I was disappointed with the sales this year.

Bonus: I picked up 10 elf brushes from the new year over the weekend. I just figured, I need them and there’s no shipping cost so why not?

♡ PaNhia


[ ♡ ] LA (2) Haul – Beauty

I told myself I’d go for new experiences this time and not for shopping and I thought I was sticking to my resolution pretty well and then I got home and realized I still bought a lot of things. So again, I have to split my LA haul into parts. The first part is beauty. I didn’t go NYX crazy this time, in fact, I didn’t buy a single NYX.

First, I got a tweezer from F21. I just bought this one because I like the wide part at the bottom for picking up and putting on lashes and I only have one other wide tweezer so I thought I’d buy one to keep in my makeup bag for on the road lash applications. Not the most flattering design but it was either this or polka dots (which I hate) or rhinestones (which I can tolerate but still don’t like much.)

Then I got this little foundation mixing dish from little tokyo to mix my two colorstay shades:

I also got some hair stuff from F21. First, a comb set and I just got it because I couldn’t resist the color! Its just such a cute shade of pinky purple!

I also got this Betsey Johnsonesque brush that I again, could not resist. I don’t even brush my hair much but it was such a cute pink!

I also got some nail covers from faceshop to keep things from touching your nail and protect your nails while drying.

And then I went to santee alley and did some damage. I got a set of nail dotting tools:

Some nail stickers

And 12 klean color polishes. I was iffy last time about buying santee alley polishes but then the salon we went to had this brand and my cousins actually chose this brand for their nails and it turned out really nice so I thought I’d try some. They were 12 for $8. What a deal! When I get a chance I’ll put them all on a wheel so you can see their quality.

I chose this silvery black because I only have a black and no variations.


Next is a sort of shimmery dark green. I was thinking ahead to st. pattys 2012 lol.


Then I chose this salmon colored called sheer peach.


I also got an ivory champagne type of color in sandstone.


Then this next color I got because it was the exact color my cousin chose for her salon manicure and it looks so awesome and metallic on her nails that I had to get it! Two coats made her nails look like gel nails.


Then I got this sheer pink, I don’t know why. Lighting in my room is definitely not the same as in the store lol.


I also chose this next color because its awesome! It’s another black but with gold infused glitters! I saw this as a new years nail once and never forgot it.


Then I got another pinky shade.


I got this really pretty dark tone red /plum color that I’d actually really like for a cardigan lol.


Another more plain wine tone color.


I got a neutral orange tone one.


Lastly, I got this redish orange tone one.


And of course I stocked up on lashes. I bought maybe 40 pairs 🙂 I’ll post those up in a separate post but here is a shot of my newly organized lash drawer.

Whew! That was a lot. Next post featuring fashion & accessories.

♡ PaNhia