Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Coupons and Catch Ups

Hey there! Hubby, baby Mia and I went grocery shopping yesterday. It was a tiring day but it was well worth it because we saved sooo much money!
I went to Target and bought some stuff because they had some great deals. 
Did you know that you can use a Target coupon (printed from their website) together with a manufacturer's coupon? So for instance, I purchased a John Freida hair coloring mousse that retails for $11.79. I had a $5 Target coupon and a $5 Manufacturer's coupon, so I ended up paying only $1.79 out of my pocket.
All of items you see above were purchased with coupons that can be found in your local Sunday newspapers.
I am definitely not an "extreme" couponista but I do keep my eyes open for any extra savings that I can get. Besides diapers and wipes aren't cheap (=^_^=) ya know!
Anyways, I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend. Hubby took me to eat at this really nice Vietnamese restaurant.
The food was delicious! For our desert...Bubble Tea & ice cream! I usually get the Taro one but these days, I'm finding the Avocado one just as satisfying. The lychee ice cream was good too!
Hubby gave me the Baby Bullet set (which I've been wanting for soooo long) and a Wii game--Karaoke Glee Season 2!!! I love it!

I also got my Birchbox yesterday.
I don't know about you, but I love getting packages in the mail! It feels like Christmas, especially if it's unexpected.
If you have never heard of Birchbox, it is basically a $10 a month membership that allows you to receive deluxe beauty samples. It's great because you get to try out new products without feeling too bad about shelling out the money in case you end up not liking the product. Each box has 4 to 5 deluxe samples and comes in a pretty pink box with pink tissue paper.
 So here are the goodies that came in the beautiful box.

STILA full size eye shadow pan in Mambo (retails for $18 for 0.09 oz)
BULGARI Mon Jasmin Noir fragrance ($80 for a 50 ml)
ARCHIPELAGO Pomegranate soap ($12.50 for 6.8 fl oz)
AHAVA Mineral Hand Cream ($20 for 3.4 oz)
a special "treat" of a Tiny Prints card

The STILA Mambo eye shadow is a gorgeous purple with blue and pink iridescence.

The Archipelago pomegranate soap smells soooooooooo GOOOOOD! It has white tea and pomegranate and is infused with antioxidants.

The Ahava Mineral Hand Cream has a semi-thick consistency and a clean scent. It's a perfect purse size hand cream too!

The Bulgari Mon Jasmin Noir fragrance sample is ugh...not my cup of tea. It's too strong for my liking.

What's coming up...more haul posts and a makeup collection video. I was initially trying to do a picture post of a break down of my makeup collection but these days time is of the essence and sometimes even against me. I would be lucky if I can have time to do my nails or put a mask on my face. So I think a video would be a better way to show you guys how I organize my collection.

My daughter Mia is teething and her two bottom front teeth came out almost two weeks ago.
Does anyone have some advice about stopping a baby from biting while breast feeding?
 Help a mommy out and tell me about it. ^_^

My mom-in-law told me to pinch her ear every time she does it but whenever I do that she just stops and smiles at me.
4 months and 21 days old
If you're wondering what's coming...
Baby Bullet Haul
Clarisonic Mia
Blog giveaway
and Makeup Collection Video
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