Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Updates Cont'd

Man, coming back from a long vacation is hard.

In other actual news, I am of course officially extending the style contest through June 1st so enter now to win your $50 Gift Certificate! Just pick your favorite Szul jewelery item and describe or send me pics of the outfit you'd wear with it. It's that easy!

Look for new entries here soon. Really. I promise.

In the meantime, take a peek at Shoenista and Style Bard Shoes, where I have been in fact updating while I slack off on my oldest baby over here.

Still nothing in the mail from E.L.F. Hrrrrm.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Quick Note - Free Jewelry

I got slammed with one of those weeks, where I was sleep-deprived and busy and everything went spastic at once. And this weekend I am out of town -- so as of right now I will PROBABLY be declaring an extra week for your Szul Jewelry outfits!! See the post previous about your chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate for FREE JEWELRY!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Style Contest - Win Szul Jewelry!

Hello guys! I'm incredibly excited to announce my first Style Contest. The prize is a gift certificate to Szul, a trendy jewelry boutique with unique options -- and great prices.

Here are the details:

From Sunday May 18th through Sunday May 25th, just browse the Szul website and find your favorite piece of jewelry. Then, email me a description - written, linked, or jpeg - of the outfit YOU would wear with your favorite piece of jewelry.

On Memorial Day - Monday May 26th - I'll pick my favorite entry and that lucky and talented stylist will win a $50 Gift Certificate toward purchasing the item of their choice from Szul!

Bonus points go to participants who style a look based on a piece by designer Kipepeo, Szul's current choice for "New York Featured Designer."

I've personally received countless compliments on my Kipepeo 'Dahlia' earrings, but more about that tomorrow when I review Szul, my new favorite site for everything shiny.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Love. Want. Need. ~Square Window Cuff~

I don't really own any cuff bracelets and I've been wanting one. This isn't exactly what I had in mind, but I absolutely love it. I think it could be the single shiny item in a casual outfit or blend well with fancier clothes when I'm playing dress-up. And hey! It's on sale for $24.99. Almost ten bucks off. I also love that it will go so well with my two-tone watch.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

ELF (Eyes, Lips, Face) Order

Okay, here's what I got from E.L.F. (asterisks indicate items my sister ordered):

7105 - Berry Mix Qty: 1 $1.00
7106 - Black Licorice Qty: 1 $1.00
6307 - Bliss (soft blushed pink) Qty: 1 $5.00
*6306 - Coral (peachy coral) Qty: 1 $5.00
1809 - Defining Eye Brush Qty: 1 $1.00
2605 - Earth Rose Qty: 1 $1.00
1006 - Gilded Qty: 1 $1.00
2506 - Golden Glow Qty: 1 $1.00
2503 - Ivory Qty: 1 $1.00
6602 - Large-Sheer Qty: 1 $8.00
*6202 - Light Concealer (for light skin Qty: 1 $5.00
and golden undertones)
3103 - Lilac Petal Qty: 1 $1.00
*1004 - Midnight Qty: 1 $1.00
1401 - Noire Qty: 1 $1.00
5101 - Peony Petal Bath Gel Qty: 1 $4.00
1203 - Persimmon Qty: 1 $1.00
4207 - plum Qty: 1 $1.00
2907 - Ruby Kiss Qty: 1 $1.00
2401 - Sun Kissed Qty: 1 $1.00
*1804 - Total Face Brush Qty: 1 $1.00
1712 - White Qty: 1 $1.00
*2501 - Wisteria Qty: 1 $1.00
*cstmpalett - Custom Palette Qty: 1 $0.00
*2567 - Compact Qty: 1 $1.00
*2608 - Guava Qty: 1 $1.00
*2505 - Mocha Qty: 1 $1.00
*2606 - Nude Blush Qty: 1 $1.00
cstmpalett - Custom Palette Qty: 1 $0.00
2567 - Compact Qty: 1 $1.00
2504 - Sage Qty: 1 $1.00

So far I have not received any inordinate spam, no one in my address book has been emailed, and I received a service receipt after my order went through. My card has already been charged in advance for the total order.

I paid $40.45, which was my total after applying the code ECTAPAY for "Buy Two, Get One Free." My original total I found the code here where you'll find several others.

I've been told my order will leave the warehouse in 7-14 days and be sent via UPS.

I will keep you posted.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Stalling and Scams

Still getting used to my new residence and new job.

BUT I finally heard of the Nordstrom/Bloomingdales ELF cosmetics scam, in the worst way possible.

By buying some stuff and then researching the brand afterwards. Sigh.

And then I told my sister. And then she told her friends. And they all made big orders, too.

So... what am I going to do? Maybe I wasted some money and have to learn the hard way to Google first, buy later.

But for now to make something good come from a potentially bad event, I'm going to report back with a COMPLETE disclosure of my process and experience so people will have a review out there that they can trust. In the next day or so I'm also going to post what I ordered and such so you can follow along with my process.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Odds 'n' Ends

In case you were wondering, the Style Bard is pulling yet another one of her insane annual moves all around the country. This time, back to Florida (from NY). So my posting will be a bit spotty for a few days, but I'm going to try to stay close to schedule. (Somehow I'm always moving to FL in the summer and up north in the winter, sigh.)

I just mentioned Two Sisters Jewelry Boutique, and it seems you can actually now get Free Shipping -- in time for Mother's Day. I thought you'd want to know, so here's the scoop: order by Tuesday, May 6th and enter code MOTHER at checkout to get Free Priority Shipping on your item(s). You can also get a 15% discount with code STYLEBARD, but I'm pretty sure you can't combine offers. Great idea if you're a procrastinator like me (although I am actually set this year for my mother; I'm getting her -- as if I'd tell you here! Hi, mom!). Remember two years ago when I got her these?

Last but not least, I wanted to let you all know that I've been working on some exciting contests for you -- and trust me, these are pretty good prizes! I'm going to keep you posted, of course. My move actually pushed one of them back but it should be kicking off in about a week, max. So keep an eye out!