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Thirty-Three to V.I.B.

I used to spend a lot on makeup and Sephora was my favorite stop. This past year however, my focus has shifted to bags and clothing. I still had many of my essentials (UD Primer Potion, Bloom Liquid Eyeliner etc, - more on my essentials in another post) so I shopped sparingly, just replacing them once in a while. Then I got an email from Sephora stating that I was $33 away from V.I.B. (Very Important Beauty?) status. I definitely do not remember spending over $300 in Sephora this year. I looked back at my account and it did add up. Makeup is sure expensive! But I thought to myself "Why not go for V.I.B.?" 

I couldn't find any makeup I liked so I decided to go for nail products. I really liked Sally Hansen's Salon Effects Strips. They worked really well for me and were easy to apply. A beezy to take off though. So I thought I would try Sephora by OPI Chic Prints for Nails (here). They were on sale for $7 and were an extra 20% off with the code EXTRA. I'll post a review on the strips when they come. Here is what I got:

 GLEE Gold Stars:

GLEE Musical Notes:

Polka Dot:

Silver Skulls:


I really wanted the Chrome Lace pattern, but it was out of stock. Pooh. Oh and don't forget to check out the sale section at Sephora (here) and enter EXTRA for 20% more off! 





Sample Sale Compilation (to your right > > > )

I love shopping at sample sale sites like Rue La La and Ideeli. The sale events are pretty random with a diverse array of brands. Once in a while, however, I strike gold by catching a brand I love at a great price! Flipping through the different sites and looking at what sales are coming up the next day can be a little annoying so I've created a quick preview of the next day's sale on the sidebar to the right! If you would like me to add another sample sale site, please send me a message and if there aren't already too many on the sidebar and the site is pretty well-known, I'd be more than happy to do it. 

Some sales that I am pretty excited for tomorrow are: Vintage Chanel (Beyond the Rack), Genetic Denim (Editor's Closet), Dolce Vita (Gilt Groupe) and UGG Australia (Ideeli)

Hope the sidebar saves you some time and happy shopping! Don't forget to share some of your purchases!


First Post Jitters!

Welcome to my little blog everyone! Just like the first day of school or work, I am having a mild case of jitters mixed with much anticipation about starting a blog. 

A Pretty Thought is where you can find sometimes pertinent, sometimes superfluous, yet hopefully ultimately useful information about fashion, beauty, food and shopping and whatever else floats my fancy as I hope it does yours too. I love mixing retro, modern, color, whimsy and a little flash in my outfits and in my life. Sometimes I like to get crafty (and thrifty!) so I promise to add a few D-I-Y’s (design it yourself) with room for variation to match your uniqueness. I am borderline obsessed with dresses and denim (but usually not together) so watch out for posts about those. There will be fashion reviews, dressing room reviews, beauty reviews, and haul reviews as well. I hope you will enjoy this blog as much as I will. Let us celebrate our strength, knowledge, individuality and passion. So here’s to a new year and a new beginning!


Thanks for visiting and come along again soon!




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