Hello lovelies! How was your holidays? I gained a few pounds again from all the holiday feasts. I'm now on a diet mode to get rid of all my excess body fat. Time to slim down and get ready for the summer season... oops! We're only halfway through winter! LOL. Oh well, I guess I'm starting early. Anyway, this is not the point of my blog post. I finally received yesterday a letter from New York state allowing me to take my NCLEX exam. I scheduled my exam for February 6. Before going on a month-long serious review session for the board exam I decided to go and indulge myself a little bit on a shopping escapade with my Christmas money.
I first ventured to Newport Centre Mall here in Jersey City hoping to score some lovely things on sale and I was not disappointed. Forever21 was having a sale so I went in and grabbed some cold weather accessories/necessities. It was so damn cold outside at 19 degrees and I was freezing. The weather will get colder in a few weeks and I better buy more winter stuff. I tried on this brown knitted hat and it looked so cute on me against my light, ash brown hair. This purple knitted beret also looked adorable so I picked it up too. Perhaps my favorite buy was the white infinity scarf with the silver threads. It was so warm, comfy and chic.
Moving on, I went to Bath and Body Works next where they were having an amazing 50% off sale on everything. It was good until supply lasts! Holiday pocket-bacs were only $0.50c. The regular PocketBacs are 5 for $5. The signature body mists are only $5 too. I went ahead and bought the Paris Amour body mist, 2 anti bacterial foaming soap (Twilight Woods and Passionfruit Colada), 5 regular PocketBacs (2 Aqua Blossom, Japanese Cherry Blossom, Caribbean Escape and Island Margarita), 2 holiday PocketBacs (Pink Sugar Plum and Berry) and PocketBac Holders. I just love BBW! I like having these antibacterial hand gel with me all the time. It's so handy and they smell really good too! I was sad because my favorite, Peach Bellini is not being sold anymore. I hope they return with it in the summer.
I went around the mall and browsed through the stores but I really didn't have anything that I wanted to buy. I was bummed to find out that the mall didn't have Urban Outfitters. I wanted to go and buy some makeup that are not carried by Sephora and Urban Outfitters is the only store I know that carries NYX, e.l.f. and Jemma Kidd products. I have never been to Ulta here in Jersey and it's so far away that I have to settle for the places that are easier to access. I went inside Sephora in Newport Mall but I thought that I might as well head to New York and go to Urban Outfitters and visit Sephora at Times Square.
When I went inside Urban Outfitters I was sad to see that they don't have much left of the makeup that I wanted. The NYX Matte Lip Creams were no longer there and the e.l.f. shadows that I wanted were sold out as well. I ended up buying the NYX Glitter Cream Palette in Bronze Goddess and a purple glitter liner.
Not satisfied with that purchase I went to Sephora and crossed my fingers that Naked2 would be available in store and wouldn't be sold out. Alas, no Naked2. The lady said that they would have it around January 20 something. She wasn't sure of the exact date but she said that it would be available around that time. I really wanted to have a good look at the palette and swatch it before I buy it in the store or online. My mom gave me this Sephora gift card worth $30 which I'm saving for the Naked2. It sucks that I would have to add $20 but I'm sure it would be worth it if I do purchase it. Oh, the gift card came with a compact mirror.
And because I was bummed with my Urban Outfitters and non-existent Sephora purchase I headed to MAC where I completely went broke. I only got two things from MAC but the makeup at MAC is so damn expensive. I bought a Painterly Paint Pot and Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle. I've been wanting to get these two items for quite awhile now and I debated for the longest time in the store whether I should get one or the other or both. In the end I bought both and because I'm broke I headed home. I totally went more than my budget for makeup products but it was worth it. I'm happy with all my purchases and I think this will satiate my craving to shop for makeup for the whole month while I'm busy studying.