Portland and Aritzia Warehouse sale 2013 Haul

So my family and I went on your annual trip to Portland, Oregon last month and I never got around to posting the video haul of the stuff I got. Mostly due to the fact I got a new HD camera and the file size of the video’s are so much bigger and when I finally edited the video it took forever to upload to youtube. So after sorting all the issues , its finally up!

I also didn’t get to go to the Aritizia Warehouse sale on the first day (I was still in Portland) so I didn’t get alot. If you want to see last years Aritzia warehouse sale haul check out the post https://polishyourworld.wordpress.com/2012/09/01/aritzia-warehouse-sale-2012-haul-and-tips-on-surviving-the-sale/.


So here are the things  I bought in Portland:

  • Hot bun hair elastics
  • Urban Decay eye shadow palette
  • Butter London Nail polishes
  • 5 Hand sanitizers from Bath and Body Works (2 Paris amours, 2 Carribean Escapes, and 1 Midnight Pomegranate)
  • Converse socks
  • Adidas Track pants (with coral stripes)
  • Matching Adidas track jacket
  • Decree strapless jean dress
  • Michael Kors purple beaded top
  • Lace skull sweater
  • Leopard print sleeveless blouse
  • Steve Madden Jeggings
  • Forever 21 quilted bag
  • Red lace dress
  • 2 Assassins Creed Graphic Tee’s
  • Decree tank tops in Black and Creme
  • Cropped sleeveless jean jacket
  • Green polka dotted shirt
  • 2 Hello Kitty PJ’s
  • Blue Guess Capri’s
  • Simply Vera by Vera Wang Leopard print leggings
  • Pink Rock and Republic jeans
  • Hello Kitty overnight shirt
  • Blue Guess sweatpants
  • Red Guess sweatpants

From the Aritzia Warehouse Sale:

  • 2 Wilfred free Aramis Tanks at $9.99 each
  • 1 green Wilfred free shirt $9.99

 

Check out last years Portland Haul:

https://polishyourworld.wordpress.com/2012/08/12/portland-haul/

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MAC’s Archie’s Girls collection

Are you a makeup lover? Did you love the Archie comics as a kid?  Then the latest collection from MAC is for you!

Lately I’ve been really into getting out of my comfort zone and trying out different lip colors. Before I would tend to stay with light pink/nudes and I thought it would be time for a change.

(Pink  Pigeon and Party Parrot)

I really liked 3 colors from MAC’s Strength collection (Pink pigeon, Strong woman, and Party parrot) but only got 2 since Party parrot was sold out. I was really bummed because party parrot was a perfect coral color that would be perfect for the spring/summer.

My cousin had been talking about the Archie’s girls collection since early December and I didn’t really get excited until the lipstick colors were unveiled. The lipstick colors are gorgeous! A lot of the colors would be perfect for Spring and Summer. The rest of the collection though, have a lot of dupes, and I wasn’t excited for them. Also, it’s an collab with Archie Comics! I loved Archie comics when I was little, I would always grab one whenever we went grocery shopping, while were checking out.

So I got to go to the Archie’s launch event at the Robson MAC pro store with my cousin ( who is a MUA) on Tuesday (Feb.5) and see the collection before it got released to the public. This was the first time I’ve been to an event like this. They served drinks, appetizers, and even a photo-op with Archie! Overall it was pretty cool, but the fact that we did’nt get all the lipstick colors we wanted. They opened at 7 and by 8:30 all the lipstick colors except “Girl next door” were sold out. We were pretty bummed and took out our sorrows at Cactus Club on Burrad ( where I finally used my $10 complimentary card that I got 4 years ago!) We knew if we wanted to get the rest of the  lipsticks we would have to get up early on Thursday since collections like these get sold out really quickly.

My cousin got to the store at 8:45 on thursday, and was the first person in line. By 10 ( when the store opened) there were 7 people behind her. We ended up getting all the lipsticks we wanted.

In the collection, there are 6 lipsticks. 3 are from the Betty line, and 3 are from the Veronica Line. Personally I liked Betty’s line because of the light, soft colors that I could imagine using for the spring/summer. But there are some nice colors from Veronica line as well.

with light

without light

I ended up getting (from left to right ) Daddy’s little girl, Ronnie Red, Betty bright ( the one I was most excited about!) and Girl next door.

Swatche’s from Left to right: Ronnie red, Betty Bright, Girl next door.  (Didn’t get to swatch Daddy’s little girl because it was sold out, and one of the girls had already taken it.)

Daddy’s little girl: Is a midtone pink violet in a satin finish.

Ronnie Red: A bright red in a matte finish. I missed out on the Marilyn Monroe “Charmed, I’m sure.”  so I made sure I got Ronnie red. I always remeber Veronica wearing a red lipstick.

Betty Bright: A Light vibrant peach in a satin finish. Betty bright has to be one of the most unique of all the other lipsticks. It looks more like a coral then a peach though.

Girl next door: A vivd blue pink in a lustre finish.

Overall, I  Love this collection! The packaging is cute, and the colors all work for the spring and summer seasons. I would defiantly recommend grabbing something from this collection, if you still can (if theres anything left.) As with all MAC collections with special packaging, it costs about $2 more then the regular products (lipsticks were $20.00.)

The collection came out online on January 31st 2013,  and to the public in stores on Febuary 7th 2013.

*Thanks to my cousin for the Pink pigeon and Party parrot swatches pictures, as well as some pictures from the MAC event. Follow her on youtube @urbandecayjunkie21, and on Instagram @uma_21

Aritzia Warehouse Sale 2012: Haul and tips on surviving the sale.

One of my favorite clothing stores is Aritzia and one of the reasons why I love it is because it started off in Vancouver BC, where I’m from. Every year around the end of August, and early September (usually the Labour Day weekend), Aritzia holds its Warehouse sale. I started going to the warehouse sales in 2007, when I found out about them on this website called mallvibes (ever since then I’ve been hooked to mallvibes!).

So I went on the first day of the sale that was open to the Public on Thursday. We got to Canada place by 6:08AM, and there were already 50-70 people in front of us. My cousin was a little disappointed because we didn’t beat last year when we were the 10th people in line but hey what can you do. We waited till they opened the doors at 8: oo and got in within 5 minutes.

Once getting in, it was on! I had a small side bag that I didn’t need to get checked in, so I ran to $15-20 rack (tank tops that usually go fast.) I didn’t know what I wanted to get going in other then a couple of oversized sweaters, maybe a sweater dress from Wilfred and another Wilfred Diderot sweater but I kept an open mind because you never know if they’re going to have the things you want. Making a specific list will only lead to disappointment if don’t end up finding it. I mean I picked up this Wilfred sweater dress (don’t know the name of it, and it isn’t in the catalogue.) and when I went to try it on in the changing room (which are just 2 tents with several mirrors, which is a huge upgrade from pervious events.)some girl grabbed it from my pile as I was changing!

After spending an hour in there, we got out 9:08 AM (there got to be too many people and it was getting overwhelming.) By then the line had gotten so bing that it stretched to outside the new Vancouver Convention Center.

I spent $111.96. If I had bought everything regular priced, I would have spent $215 ($240.80 with tax), so I saved $103.04.

So here’s what I got:

Wilfred Diderot sweater (also known as the Batwing) in a like an aqua color $39.99-I bought the black one at last year’s sale and I love it! It’s really warm and perfect for the winter. The small stud details in the front and back add a nice touch.

TNA Newport Raglan T-shirt hot pink with light pink stripes $19.99- My cousin grabbed me this one, since I was looking for sweaters (or t-shirts as TNA calls them.) It’s really soft and a great staple to have. The rolled up selves give it more that lounge look.

TNA Newport T-Shirt with orange stripes $19.99- They had racks of these in the beginning but as we were leaving I didn’t see that many left. Also be careful! Some of these were marked $32.99 while others (like the one I got) were marked $19.99

TNA Pomona T-shirt Beige with gray stripes $19.99- Similar to the Newport Raglan T-shirt but a little more sheer, but has the same rolled up sleeves.

So I did end up getting the things I had in mind. The Wilfred Diderot sweater though was complete luck. My cousin had found one randomly. Like I said, this year the sale was at Canada place which is a better location then last year at Gastown, which caused a lot of traffic since little girls where getting dropped off by their parents and some girls crossing the street were not looking where they were going.

*Update: September.02.2012

I went to the warehouse sale again today! We got there at 9:30, got in at 10:05, so the line wasn’t that bad. They brought out racks whenever a section was cleared; So we waited for racks to come out for about 2 1/2 hours, hoping to get my cousin a Wilfred Diderot sweater. We saw 2 girls find 2, so we guessed that they were randomly on different racks and decided to wait untill more racks came out. Our patience paid off, because as one rack came by, my cousin noticed a creme/biege Wilfred Diderot sweater and grabbed it. Luckly it was in her size. In the end we left at 12:30 pm, and I spent $44.77

TNA neon Pomona Raglan t-shirt in Hot Coral $19.99

Talula tank top with different layers in Neon $9.99

Wilfred free Aramis Tank in Rive $9.99

Survival tips and other helpful tips.

  • One of the best days to go is the first 2 days. If you do end up going, go in the morning since they bring out new stock every day. If you want to get in at 8: ooAM, make sure you get there at least an hour before or even before that.
  • Make sure you wear comfortable clothes. With the waiting, and going through the racks the last thing you want to do is be uncomfortable or wearing too much. It can get really stuffy in the warehouse since there are so many people in there.
  • Wear a modest bra and underwear. There aren’t any individual change rooms. It’s just 2 huge tents with a lot of mirrors inside (more mirrors then last year’s so it’s a step up.) But sometimes it’s faster to try it on in a corner.
  • Don’t bring a big purse. There’s a mandatory coat check so bring something like small side bag, or better yet a wristlet. I chose to take my side bag which is pretty small. It’s just enough to hold my phone and barely fit my wallet.
  • Go to the sale with a friend or a group of friends. Especially if you want to go early. In previous years the warehouse locations have been a bit sketchy. This year though it’s at Canada place which is fine. With the waiting and going through the racks, it’s just better to take a friend. They can scout one side of the warehouse and you another. You can grab each other’s sizes and meet somewhere. Its saves time and energy.
  • When your grabbing things off the rack, leave the hangers on the rack. It takes a whole lot of weight out of your arms and it’s easier to walk through the sale without getting hooked into someone else every 5 minutes. Please DO NOT THROW the hanger to the floor. Not only is it rude and disrespectful to the people working at the warehouse sale but it’s a hazard to people walking in between rack aisles.
  • If you can grab a TNA tote bag to stuff your stuff in while you look around the sale. It helps you carry the stuff without any hassles and there’s less chances of you dropping things.
  • Watch your clothes when you’re in the change room. I kid you not, in past warehouse sales some peoples own clothes that they came in wearing had been stolen.
  • If you really like something in your pile, make sure you keep your eye on it. Like I said I really liked this Wilfred sweater dress in my pile, but I turned my attention for one second and someone took it from my pile.
  • If you’re not sure about the piece of clothing you’re going to buy then don’t buy it! All sales are final so you can’t go back and return it. Don’t buy something for the sake of it being on sale. If you have to convince yourself to get it, that tells you something.
  • Look in the bins in the changing room. Sometimes you can find treasures in there.
  • Please look through your clothes carefully. Some of the clothing on the racks had holes, snags, some buttons were missing and some zippers didn’t work.
  • Check the prices on your clothes. If you see the same shirts, see if the price is the same as yours. The TNA Newport shirt with orange stripes that I bought, one was $32.99 while another was $19.99.
  • This one is for some parents out there. PLEASE don’t bring your kids with you to the warehouse sale. This lady brought in a stroller and her 4 year old; both kids did not want to be there. Then I also saw a 6 year old trying to keep up with her sister and her friends. I’ve also heard stories of kids getting lost because of how busy the sale can get. So please for the sake of your child, leave them at home.
  • To the people who budge in the line. When the security guard and the people behind you tell you to go the back of the line because they been there since 4 or 6 and you happened to somehow budge your way into the line, don’t ignore them like they’re not there. Seriously some people are so rude and disrespectful (no offensive to any of you still in highshool but majority of the time they are highschoolers or little girls.)
  • And one last thing. Make sure you check your clothes when you’re done checking out. Last year they left 3 security tags on some of the things I got. It was a hassle to go into the store and get them off.

Portland Haul!

So my family and I went on our annual trip to Portland,Oregon last weekend.We have family down there, and while were there we also go shopping (no tax!). I would have posted sooner but I’ve been sick since Monday so I haven’t had a chance to upload anything.
So here are the things I bought:

-Large Coach wristlet from the Coach Factory outlet. On sale for $69 from $98, then 30% 0ff that so cost only $48

-Urban Decay 24/hour shadow pencils

-Clinique clarifying lotion in number 3

-Clinique moisturizing lotion (my mom’s not mine. I use the gel.)

-Clinique City block sunscreen SPF 25 X2

-Clinique mild facial soap

-Clinique even better foundation SPF 15, in shade 02

-Clinique moisture surge tinted moisturizer in shade 02

-Clinique 7 day scrub (sample given by the lady at the Clinique counter.)

– 24 lipstick holder from the container store

-8 pocket handbag file holder from the container store

-5 for $5 anti bacs from bath and body works

-Clean and clear blackhead eraser

-Clearasil acne and marks scrub

-Style station from the container store

-Buttoned up white top from guess

-Beige Capri’s from Guess

-Denim leggings from Guess

-Michael Kors top from Nordstrom Rack

-Lace sweater from Ross

-Decree ankle length jeans for $8 (on clearance!)

-Decree Jeggings

-Raspberry buttoned up top from Nordstrom Rack

-Red top with lace detailing on the sleeves $5 from JC penny

-Caslon salmon pink dress from Nordstrom Rack $11.60 from $68!

-Caslon yellow stripped tank top $7.80 from $39.99

-Mickey Mouse shirt with United Kingdom flag $5

-MW3 shirt $10

-Black Ops Shirt $5

-August silk blue cardigan

-Love beige sweater shirt

-Orange maxi dress from Ross $10

-Pink simple t-shirt from Ross $8

Past years hauls:

2011

2010

and the previous years before that are individual pictures so there are too many to upload. I might combine them all together and post them later on.