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Save $ or Splurge $$$ Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

I swear every time I go to buy a high-end product I end up unintentionally find its dupe. In the search for a new setting powder, I ran to my friend google to see what was the best option. Laura Mercier's powder (which had been on my wishlist) was the highest rated and a cult classic. Before I went to purchase, I saw a comparison to Milani's setting powder and decided to try it out. The 2 products are very similar and both have a light and deep formula. Check out the comparison and my thoughts below. 

Make It Last Setting Powder is a high performance, ultra-fine translucent loose powder designed to seamlessly set and extend makeup wear. Features a weightless, oil-free formula infused with light-reflecting pigments to diffuse fine lines and imperfections for a luminous, shimmer finish. Available in Translucent  Light to Medium and Translucent Medium to Deep.

A lightweight, easy-to-apply, loose powder that blends effortlessly to set makeup for up to 12 hours. This award-winning powder locks in makeup for long-lasting wear without adding weight or texture. It absorbs oil and reduces shine all day, creating a flawless, matte finish with no flashback in photos. These truly-translucent shades work on all skin tones= and create a soft-focus effect to subtly blur fine lines and imperfections. Available in Translucent and Translucent Medium Deep.

Have you tried either of these powders? I've tried them and they are both nice powders. However, when you do the price break down the save isn't really a save at all. Milani is actually double the price per gram. So the smart thing to do would be to purchase the Laura Mercier. I'm currently using the Milani right now because I found them at Walgreens for under $3 and I purchased the last few they had. 

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The Look for Less: Skims Sleep Set

Happy New Year! This is my first blog post of the new year.  I hope everyone had a great holiday season. The older I get the more I look forward to getting new pajamas for Christmas. Pajamas are one of those essentials that I hate to buy myself. I don't even wear them to sleep, it's more so loungewear for me. But anyway, I received a couple pairs for Christmas. A cute Victoria's Secret romper from my sister and a 2 piece set from my mom. But the real star was the Shimera Tranquility Set my sister got my mom from Nordstrom Rack. It was the softest fabric I have ever touched. I instantly went to find what fabric (Modal) is was and what I could buy that was made out of this fabric. I have a rare form of lymphoma that affects my skin and lots of things make me itch. So when I discovered Modal fabric I was shook. 

Modal is especially big in pajamas right now. Every brand is making pjs in this fabric, even Mrs. KKW herself. For the low low price of $128, you can have a modal sleep set. Now I told you I was obsessed with this fabric. I have shopped around for these pajamas at different price points and have found that the fabric is all the same. The $100 set from Nordstrom feels like the $40 pair from  Nordstrom Rack that feels just like the $30 set at Target. So I can't imagine that the Skims pajamas are much different than those at Target. If you had your eye on them save yourself some money and go to Target. 



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Budget Friendly Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas

There are 10 more days until Christmas and I hope you have done most of your shopping. If not I'm not judging, I haven't done any shopping either.  That's why I put together this list of last-minute gift ideas. Now you can easily do all your shopping at the gift card section of your local grocer or drugstore but I prefer to still buy gifts. It's weird because I like receiving gift cards but don't like buying them. Maybe it's because I'm a good shopper and can get the bang for my buck. I shop outlets, sales, and use the deal club when buying gifts. So if you are a last-minute shopper like I am, check out widgets below for some ideas. Don't forget to use Ebates to get cash back in-store and online when you shop!

Gifts For Her


Gifts For Him


Gifts For The Home



Cyber Monday 2019 Sales and Deals

Today is CYBER MONDAY and we hope you are in the mood to do some online shopping! As always we've compiled a list of sales and promotions to make it easy for you to shop the best beauty and fashion sales for CYBER MONDAY. But before you start doing any shopping click here to sign up for Ebates. Double your savings by shopping on sale and buy getting cashback when you shop both in-store and online!

ALDO: Buy 2, Get 25% Off. Promo Code: CYBER
Amiclubwear: 65% Off. Promo Code: BF65
ASOS: 30% Off Everything. Promo Code: BIG30
Banana Republic Factory: 60% Off Everything. Free Shipping, No minimum. 
Extra 15% Off Purchase. Promo Code: CYBERSALE
Banana Republic: 50% Off Everything.
Barney's Warehouse: 20% Off Your Entire Purchase.
Bloomingdale’sTake 25% Off Regular & Sale Price Items and Take 50% Off Clearance Labeled Cyber + Free Shipping! Ends 12/3.
BooHoo: 30% Off Everything.
ColourPop: 30% Off Sitewide. 
Cotton On: 40-60% Off Sitewide.
Ego Shoes: 30-75% Off Everything. No Code needed.
Express: 50% Off Everything.
Fashionphile: 10% Off Giftable Condition Items. Promo CodeL MONDAY10
Fashion Nova: 50-90% Off Everything. Promo Code: CYBER90
Fashion to Figure: 40% Off Everything + Extra 10% Off. Promo Code: CYBER
Flashybox: 50-90% Off Entire Site
Forever 21: 40% Off + Free Shipping. 50% Off Sale. Promo Code: BLKFRIYAY
Gap: 50% Off Everything. Promo Code: GAPCYBER
Gap Factory Outlet: 60% Off Everything. Free Shipping + Extra 15% Off. Promo Code: GFCYBER
H&M: 30% Off + Free Shipping.
J.Crew Factory60% Off Everything + Extra 10% Off.
JcPenny: 30% Off $100 or More. 25% Off Under $100 Promo Code:JINGLE19 Ends 12/4.
JustFab: Deals starting at $10.
Lord & TaylorCyber Sale Buy One Get One Free Women's and Men's Shoes. Ends 12/3.
Macy's: Extra 20% Off. Promo Code: CYBER
Madewell: 30% Off + 10% Off. Promo Code: YAYINTERNET
Mango Outlet: 70% Off Everything.
Miss Guided: 50% Off Everything. Ends 12/3. Promo Code: HUSTLE
Miss Lola: 40% Off Entire Site. Promo Code: CYBERMONDAY
Nasty Gal:60-80% Off + 15% Off. Promo Code: GOWILD15
Neiman Marcus Last Call: Free Shipping on All Orders. Promo Code: CYBER
Nine West: 50% Off Sitewide. + Extra 20% Off. Promo Code: SHOES20
Nordstrom: Spend $125 Get $25, Spend $250 Get $50, Spend $400 Get $100. Ends 12/2.
Nordstrom Rack: Spend $100 Get $20, Spend $150 Get $30, Spend $250 Get $75. Ends 12/2.

Old Navy: 50% Off Everything. End 12/2.
PrettyLittleThing: Up To 80% Off. Ends 12/4.
Public Desire: 40% Off Everything. Promo Code: CYBER40
Rent The Runway: 20% Off Your First Order or 50% Off Unlimited.
Romwe: Up to 90% Off.
Saks Off Fifth: Extra 30% Off. Promo Code: HANDBAG30
Sephora: Spend $50 Get 20% Later.
SheIn: Free Shipping Sitewide.
ShoeDazzle: All Boots & Booties $10.
Shopbop: Up to 25% Off. Promo Code: MORE19
Shop Miss ATake 25% Off Everything + $1 Shipping
Simmi: 30% Off Everything. Promo Code: HEYBF
Steve Madden: Up to 50% Off Full-Priced Merchandise! Use Code CYBER19
Target: Up to 50% Off.
TopShop: 20% Off Sitewide. Promo Code: CYBER20Ulta: $10 Off $50. Promo Code: CYBERMON19
Uniqlo: Free Shipping on All Orders.
Universal Standard: 25% Off Everything. 
Urban Outfitters: $75 Off $200. $50 Off $150. $10 Off $50.
Windsor: 30% Off Everything + Free Shipping!

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Black Friday 2019 Sales and Deals

Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you all are enjoying your day and are spending it with family, friends or both. Tomorrow is officially Black Friday. These stores couldn't wait for people to start spending so sales have already started but we're here to give the official Back Friday deals. As always we've compiled a list of sales and promotions to make it easy for you to shop the best beauty and fashion sales for Black Friday. But before you start doing any shopping click here to sign up for Ebates. Double your savings by shopping on sale and buy getting cashback when you shop both in-store and online!

ALDO: 20% Off Regular Price + 50% Off The Orginal Price of Sale Items. Ends 12/3.
Amiclubwear: 65% Off Sitewide. Promo Code: BLACK65
ASOS: 30% Off Everything! Ends12/2 at 8am GMT.
Banana Republic Factory: 60% Off Everything. Ends 11/30.
Banana Republic: 50% Off Regular Priced Items. Ends 11/30.
Barney's Warehouse: Take 20-50%, Online Only.
Bloomingdale’s: Take 15% Off When You Spend $100, 20% Off $250, 25% Off $400+ On A Large Selection Of Items PLUS, Free Shipping For Everyone! Ends 11/30.
BooHoo: 60% Off Everything + $6.99 Shipping
ColourPop: 30% Off Sitewide.
Cotton On: 40% Storewide. Ends 11/30.
CoverFX: 30% Off + Free Shipping. End 12/1. Promo Code: BESTFRIDAY
Ego Shoes: 30-75% Off Everything!
Etsy: Deals Up To 60% Off!
Express: 50% Off Everything + Free Shipping. Ends 12/2 2:59 AM ET
Fashion Nova: 50% Off Every Single Item. Promo Code: FN50
Fashion to Figure: 40% Off Everything. Ends 11/30
Flashybox: BOGO Free Sitewide. Valid 11/29-12/1
Forever 21: 30% Everything + Extra 50% Off Sale

Gap: 50% Everything Everywhere. Ends 11/30. Promo Code: BLKFRIDAY
Gap Factory Outlet: Everything 60% + Extra 15% Off. Ends 11/30
H&M: 30% Off Everything + Free Shipping! Ends 11/29.
J.Crew Factory: 60% Off Everything. Ends 12/1.
JcPenny: Sitewide Sale!
JustFab: 60% Off Your Entire Order.
Lord & Taylor: 25% Off Almost Everything Through 12/1.
$100 Off Your $200+ Purchase. Ends 12/3. Promo Code: FRIDAY
Macy's: Sitewide Sale
Madewell: 30% Off Your Purchase. Ends 12/1.
Mango Outlet: 70% Off Everything. Ends 11/30
Milani Cosmetics: 30% Off Sitewide. 
End 12/1. Promo Code: THANKS
Miss Guided: 50% off Everything. Ends 12/3. Promo Code: HUSTLE
Miss Lola: 35% Off Entire Site!
Nasty Gal: 60-80% Off Everything + Extra 10% Off sale.
Neiman Marcus Last Call: Extra 40-80% Off Everything!
Nine West: 50% Off Sitewide
Nordstrom: Spend $125 Get $25, Spend $250 Get $50, Spend $400 Get $100. Ends 12/2.
Nordstrom Rack: Spend $100 Get $20, Spend $150 Get $30, Spend $250 Get $75. Ends 12/2.
Old Navy: 50% Off Everything. Ends 11/29.
PrettyLittleThing: Up To 75% Off. Ends 12/1
Public Desire: 40% Off Everything. Promo Code: CYBER40

Range Beauty: 45% Off + Free Shopping. Ends 11/30.
Rent The Runway: 40% Off All Memberships
Romwe: Up to 85% Off Plus a FREE Gift. Ends 11/29
Saks Off Fifth: Take An Extra 50% Select Clearance. Ends 11/29.

Savage X Fenty: 65% Off Everything
Sephora: Up To 50% Off!
SheIn: Save Up To 70% Off + 10-20% Off
ShoeDazzle: Get 2 for $24
Shopbop: 15-25% Off Sitewide. Ends 12/2. Promo Code: MORE19

Shop Miss A: Take 25% Off Everything + $1 Shipping
Simmi: 30% Off Everything. Promo Code: HEYBF
SKIMS: 2 Bras for $78 AND 3 Panties for $48
SkinStore: 25% Off Sitewide. Promo Code: BLACK
Steve Madden: Up to 45% Off Full-Priced Merchandise!
Target: Sitewide Sale! 

Save 30% Off Beauty Sets
Tobi: 65-80% Off Everything!
TopShop: Up to 50% Off Thousands of Styles at Topshop PLUS Free Worldwide Shipping Through
Ulta: Sitewide Sale!
Uniqlo: Free Shipping!
Urban Outfitters: Buy One Item, Get 50% Off An Item Of Equal or Lesser Value. Ends 11/30,
Windsor: 20% Off Everything + Free Shipping!
Zara: 50% Off On Selected Items. Starting 11/28 at 8pm EST

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Black Friday 2019 Ad Preview

Black Friday aka Black Thursday is less than 2 weeks away.  In the past several years, stores have actually started having deals earlier and earlier. Some stores have are starting as early as tomorrow, crazy right. To get you prepared to shop and get the best deals I compiled the ads for all the big stores below so you can check them out. Most of the major deals will go live Thursday so don't plan on skipping dinner with the family because most deals will be online all day Thursday. So check out the ad and make your shopping list. 


Best Buy:  Shop Online All Day. Doors open on Thanksgiving at 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. and Black Friday at 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. (check locally)




JcPenny: Opens 2 p.m. Thanksgiving Day staying open until Friday at closing. Doorbusters through Nov. 30.




Kohl's: Opens 5 p.m.on Thanksgiving staying open from Thanksgiving. Doorbusters til 1 p.m.


Lord & Taylor


Macy'sOpens Thanksgiving at 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Opens at 6 a.m. on Black Friday



New York & Company: Opens at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving and 6 a.m. Black Friday (Some locations only. Check mall hours).



SephoraSome mall locations open 5 p.m. to midnight on Thanksgiving. Black Friday stores open 6 a.m. (may vary by location and mall). 





Target: Open Thanksgiving at 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. and Black Friday 2019: Opens 7 a.m.





Ulta Open 5 p.m. to 12 a.m on Thanksgiving 2018 and 6 a.m. to 10 p.m Black Friday.


Walmart:  Opens 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving staying open from until local close Friday.





As more ads become available I will update this post. Late Thanksgiving Day we will post out normal Black Friday Sale & Deals post so keep an eye out. Click here to sign up for Ebates or Dosh and get cash back and coupons when you shop!

Fall/Winter 2019 Must Haves Under $50

It's that time wonderful time of year right between fall and winter. Summer is gone gone,  fall is barely hanging on and winter is swiftly approaching. These past couple of weeks I have been on my Marie Kondo and purging my wardrobe as I do twice a year. After purging, I did an inventory of what I needed to add back and realized I'm missing some key fall/winter pieces. I made a list of things I need and think you need to make sure these things are included in your wardrobe for fall and winter. 

1. Hair Accessories
2. Oversized Blazer
3. Statement Coat
4. Printed Tights
5. Boots
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5 Amazon Deal Clubs You Need To Know About

If you have been following us for a while you know that we were ADDICTED to the Elite Deal Club (EDC). If you are new, EDC was an exclusive club that provides its members with highly discounted prices on Amazon products marked down between 50% off all the way to FREE. Most deals were around 90% off. I was ordering at least 1 item a day for over a year. But as they say, all good things must come to an end. After while the items offered weren't as good. Now the products and the discounts are trash. So the deal club is basically dead. 

To feed my deal cub addiction I went searching for some alternatives and found 5 that are worth signing up for. None of these are as good as the OG deal club but anything is better than full price. The upside to these deal clubs is that they have way more variety and you can get codes any time of the day. Whereas EDC only had a select amount of items each day an per time slot. 

Heres how it works. Find the product you want. Request the code, you will either get the code instantly or have to be approved. After you secure the promo code, you head over to Amazon to redeem the code and get your discounted products. It's that simple. 

Check out these 5 EDC alternatives. They are in order from my most favorite to least favorite. I'll add some examples of things I purchased. 

1. Vipon - One of my favorite sites to get codes from. Vipon has one of the biggest assortment of categories and codes. Anything you are looking for can be guaranteed to be found here. You can also download the app on your phone and get notified when new deals are posted.


Amazon: $ 19.49
Amazon: $7.99
Deal Club: $2.96

2. Jump Send  - Very similar to Vipon. They have a large selection of products as well. If you can't find it on Vipon then you will find it here. The only negative is that have to request deals and you may not always get approved. 



Amazon: $40.99
Deal Club: $15.99



Amazon: $16.99
Deal Club: $2.00


3. Snagshout - Snagshout only allows you to review one product at a time, meaning you have to order the product, test it, review it, and get it verified by the Snagshout team before you can review another product. But no matter what product you choose to review, you’ll always be approved.


Amazon: $29.99
Deal Club: $12.00

Amazon: $8.99
Deal Club: $4.50


4. ZonDeals - They offer a good variety of things. You can now claim 1 coupon a day. On the next level you will be able to claim 3 coupons a day. Just keep claiming coupons and you will automatically increase in level.


Amazon: $11.99
Deal Club: $2.40


5. AMZ.One Deals Club - My least favorite of the bunch. They have some gems here and there but good luck getting approved for the really good ones. 


Amazon: $16.99
Deal Club: $8.49

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What's The Scoop at Walmart

There are so many new collaboration lines being released by big retailers like HM, Target and now Walmart! I was introduced to the Scoop brand by seeing ads on my Instagram feed and a few of my blogger friends in NYC attended a launch event for the collaboration. I was super intrigued by how quality the items looked just from seeing it online and had to do more research to see if it was worth a purchase!

Walmart is truly trying to make make strides in the fashion realm so that they are a fashion destination for the masses. Earlier this month they announced the relaunch of the private brand Scoop  geared toward the fashion forward customer. Previously Scoop was a legendary fashion boutique that was the go to spot to find up-and-coming designers or key pieces for your look.

The Scoop brand for Walmart offers a curated collection of more than a 100 trendy pieces that are affordable and size inclusive. The price range for this collection is $15 to $65, not too shabby.










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Save $ or Splurge $$$ Morphe Brushes

Makeup brushes make or break your makeup application. You most definitely need quality tools to get that flawless beat. Finding super inexpensive high-quality brushes are hard to come by. Outside of E.L.F., I don't know many brands that have good quality brushes at a cheap price. Well not until I came across Beili. I found out about the brand through a twitter thread and they were being compared to Morphe's brushes. And because I love a good beauty dupe I had to see for my self. So, I ordered a few brushes that I have the Morphe comparable, along with a couple others. Long story short, I probably won't be purchasing Morphe brushes any longer. Both brands have synthetic hair bristles and similar shapes throughout the range, and they both provide a flawless application. The only difference is Beili's brushes have a shorter handle, but I actually prefer that. Oh and the price, how could I forget. Beili is about a fourth cheaper than Morphe which makes it a winner in my book. 

Below are the Beili brushes that I ordered that have Morphe dupes. I also ordered 804 (my new favorite foundation brush) and 805 (great for bronzer). If you love Morphe's brushes then you'll definitely love these. 

Splurge: Morphe Brushes
E48, E4, E7, E63, E41

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