Poshmark – High Heels and Whatever Else

I don’t know…eBay is nice and all but Poshmark is pretty great.  Once upon a time I was in Product Development in Ladies Footwear – talk about a wild ride!  Fashion at it’s finest…and craziest…and literally in the thick of it.  We used to say “we see everything from the birth, to the death, of a shoe.”  And we did…

Poshmark is great because it offers more than just what you can find on eBay (but, in the same vein, both new and loved items you may not be able to get elsewhere – Fashion obsolescence!)  

If you want to list something on Poshmark, while there are fees involved in selling, there aren’t any up front for listing…so even if you get dinged with a small fee at point of sale, you aren’t getting nailed monthly with hefty fees (those on eBay can really add up.)  So basically it’s long-term exposure without a major price tag, provided your items need it.

It’s definitely worth checking out if you haven’t as yet… You can do so here.

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HalloweeBay

Way back when we had to actually go to the store to shop for Halloween decorations, costumes, and other holiday paraphernalia – in many ways, that’s part of the fun, though, right?  

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Still, when I AM there in person, I generally want to buy (um…hoard) everything they have.  I suppose online that threat is potentially as dangerous – when all I have to do is click one, two, three, I still have to make sure I haven’t stocked up beyond what I need.  (Let’s be honest, chances are, with Halloween decor, I’ve already tipped the scale towards DON’T need.  But whatever!  For me, it isn’t about the party I’m having…I want this stuff for all year round!)

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These days life is more hectic – everyone is “on” 24/7, and actually getting to the store might be tricky.  Even if you do, you may forget something while you’re there (that little part about “being on 24/7” has as much bearing on the brain – and memory! – as your physicality.  And your car’s.)

Yay for eBay for embracing the 31st so fully – I love that it isn’t only about “Christmas Shop”s anymore, but that the ghouls of the bunch (myself very much included) have equal opportunity. *insert pumpkin grinning here*  Thanks, online stores! I know it is more about making money for you but, oh, the convenience factor…and larger selection…for the rest of us! ❤  (I found myself giggling that I already own that full moon night light. 🙂 ) 

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It’s only about three weeks away, Samhain, so if you haven’t gotten your act – costumes, preparations, cat toys! – together, you can reach out to the all might internet to get cracking quickly!

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Mizon At Target

I am a huge fan of Asian skincare (a topic I am sure I have exhausted at this point.)  I personally love the approach that the Asian cultures have taken towards their skincare, and love how the brands are always ever innovating to keep up.

One of my favorite brands is Mizon (their snail cream is phenomenal) and I am delighted to say it has just shown up on mass marketer Target’s website.  

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Target.com

Back in the day I had to rely on the DutyFree shops at the airport in Honk Kong to buy up my stash of goodies.  When I left the Fashion industry and stopped heading to China all the time, I had to resort to eBay scouring… Nowadays, you can find more of these brands in our own USA retail shops – thank you for making Life easier!

Ebates – More Money For You!

So I’m not sure if any of you have heard of Ebates, but it’s tremendous…and I want to share the wealth!

 

You get cash back for purchases online, and sometimes you get extra goodies – I got a random gift card to Target (super useful, since I just moved!) It wasn’t expected and I actually e-mailed to company to ask what it was.  “It’s your $10 card for Target for signing up with us,” said customer service.

Um…OKAY! ❤

I just bought a desk and got about $13 back just for that alone.  It sounds like a small amount, but it adds up…and then you get a “check” – mine goes to PayPal directly, so I can easily transfer it to my bank.  I use it a lot on eBay, because I love to shop there.  If you are going to spend cash, how nice is it to make some back?!

Definitely look into it if you haven’t, because you will find that you can save even when you can’t find a code to use for checkout…basically saving you some money even though you didn’t have a discount or coupon.

You can use it over 1,800 stores – Sephora, Amazon, Etsy…pet stores, baby stores, office supplies… 

 

And you can search by product, if you prefer…

It also has a list of coupons you can use – just click and go to the site, and when you check out, the cash back goes to your account. EASY AS THAT!

Not kidding… It’s a total win, and I am super happy I heard about it and signed up.  

Ulta Is Taking Over

I swear Ulta has been growing a mile a minute, adding snazzier, several European, and now Asian brands.  It’s awesome, frankly – makes it a heck of a lot easier to get our paws on our favorite need-(but-hard)-to-track-down goodies!  

Eye masks, check.  

Snail creams, yes…

Super fun packaging, and skin-pampering fabulousness?  CHECK.

Tony Moly is one of the more recent adds (and there I was excited I could get it at Urban Outfitters!)  

I’m just so thrilled – eBay has been a terrific resource over the years for such things, but the prospect that we *might* have the opportunity to try or at least pick up in our hands, is a truly wonderful thing.

Amazon’s Jumped On The Korea Bandwagon

I almost fell over when I saw this e-mail… Not so much because Korean brand items are being offered, but because they are being offered in such a full-fledged, committed way…on behalf of Amazon, one of the most massive on-line retailers.  That fact alone made the “message” here particularly noteworthy.

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I’ve been using Korean and Japanese (in particular) skincare and color for almost 20 years – my college thesis was about cosmetic companies expanding into Asia, and how they specifically tailored their products, marketing, and packages to meet the needs…and wants…of consumers across the World (often it was in stark contrast to those of the majority of Americans.  Minus myself and maybe a relatively small Caucasian contingency!)  

It fascinated me then, and fascinates me now – I am THRILLED to see how much US and European companies have embraced the generally ahead-of-their-time Asian skincare and color cosmetic trends, and how they have applied them to their own formulations and packaging.

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Urban Outfitters, as one example, never struck me as the kind of store to offer this kind of thing… Quirky, absolutely.  But UO always felt somewhat bohemian and earthy to me…not really in this playful, pampering vein.  So I am pleasantly surprised to see that they offer a lot of these goodies – the best part being that you can actually play with testers! 😀 (While many of these products can be tracked down on eBay, in Korean markets, or China Town and the like…there aren’t any testers.)

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So even though you don’t have testers I can fool around with, I’m terribly excited, Amazon.  Way to go!  It’s totally okay if you are later to the party…because you have clearly arrived, and are standing behind it now! 🙂

No 7 Glow

I love checking blogs from overseas because inevitably I’ll see a product that I’ll adore…and hope it comes stateside.  If it doesn’t hit our shores, I will defer to eBay UK, or whatever other country I might have to!  I love Asian skincare so I’m ever doing just that.

There is an abundance of chubby sticks these days, whether for contouring, highlighting, or adding color…and personally, I love it.  It makes life a heck of a lot easier, and the whole “I-had-a-great-nights-sleep-of-course-I’m-not-tired-or-aging” bright-eyed look PORTABLE.

Brilliant.

The brand No 7 is indeed here in the US, and can be found in Ulta, Wallgreens, Target, and online at Drugstore.com… But it does so happen that some of the product overseas are a bit different – that’s often the case, whether from full-fledged formulations to packaging differences.  I’m sharing for the reason that you may decide you want to look for the others, wherever you may be!  

The No 7 Pop & Glow is not only adorable…but it kind of looks edible.  DON’T eat it…but you know what I mean?!  They actually do remind me of Spring and Summer sorbets, so the mango one is aptly named.  Watermelon works too, and evokes the image of uber-sweet jolly ranchers.  Reallyree has some comments and swatches here.

 

The Pop & Glow DUO appears to not be here (at least as yet) but it’s is especially delicious looking, and you can find it at Boots online.  It comes in Sunrise Glow (pictured) and Sunset Glow.  The Imperfect Beauty Queen posts a review with swatches here.