Monday, November 30, 2015

Old Navy Beauty Finds

As I was waiting on line at old navy last week, I stumbled upon these beauty goodies for the face. The mask felt nice and made my skin smooth. The porw strips work just as good as the biore ones. The lashes looked awesome. I wore them on Thanksgiving. Best part was I had a 50% coupon so they were all $4 and the lashes were $1!!!!

Signing off a "thrifty and pretty" coffee diva

Cyber Monday Deals

Seasons Greetings my family and friends. Last week was a bit hectic so mind the few days absence from posting. Don't worry, I have tons of deals for you guys as well as pictures to catch up with you all. First off how was your Thanksgiving? I hope you enjoyed it with love and good health. I had a beautiful holiday with my in-laws. It was so fun. It was also the first time we drove on the holiday as well as being out. Usually we would be stuck home or I go to my mom's house. I wanted to do something different. My husband always worked on the holidays (me as well) so it was nice we both had off.
Did you guys black Friday shop? I didn't. I stayed in and enjoyed the comfort of my own apartment which I tell you never gets old. Anytime I see young kids and feel I wish I were younger again it's immediately erased knowing I have my own place. It feels great. I am always so grateful.
I think the best way to go and what most people do is online shopping. Today is Cyber Monday. Here are the best deals I could find for you guys for coffee/tea/gifts. Enjoy and happy shopping! Come back and let me know what you guys purchase :)

*Going on now with Dunkin Donuts Perks, if you enroll as a member you will receive a free beverage right away as well as 30 bonus points for every coffee you buy from now until December 27th. Click here for enrollment.
Get Free shipping on ALL OR ANY ORDERS NOW!!! Just type in "DDCYBER15" at checkout. Hurry!

*Now on get $5 bag coffees when you buy 5. Or $6 boxes of kcups when you buy 6.
30% off all accessories.
Free shipping when you spend $35 or more.
Shop here. Use "DEAL1" at checkout.

*Click here for all of wholelatteloves Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals.

*Save 30% for Cyber Monday on Use promo code "CYBER30" at checkout.

*The Republic Of Tea is offering a free gift of British Breakfast Black Tea with any purchase $30 or more. Today only. Shop here.

*Twinnings offering free shipping on any orders $15 or more. Use code "CYBERSHIP" at checkout. Shop href="">here.

*Mighty Leaf Tea is offering free shipping today NO MINIMUM.
Up to 50% off gifts.
Free 4oz Organic Spring Jasmine tea with every order over $75.
50% off select items.
40% off select tea.
Shop here.

*Sodastream is offering up to $30 with 10% off any sparkling water maker. Plus two free flavors with purchase. Free shipping. Use promo code "HOLIDAY2015" at checkout. Today's the last day. Shop here.

*QVC is offering tons of deals on their website. If you click on kitchen, they have tons of Keurig coffee makers for sale and on easy pay now. Click here for purchase! They have the best deals on the Keurig.

If I come across any more deals I will update and repost later guys. Have a wonderful Monday.

Signing off a "Cyber Monday" Coffee Diva

Monday, November 23, 2015

Homegoods Weekend Haul

Good late afternoon on this beautiful chilly Monday. The weekends just fly by. It is scary to me sometimes to think and realize how quick life goes by. It also makes me hug my husband a little bit tighter every night. Especially this time of year. We had a busy weekend again. I wanted to do a little more Christmas shopping for some family members on my list. Bathandbodyworks had a great deal. I was able to use my 40% coupon even though the manager said "They don't normally do that". It was within the three day grace period so they need to get it together. I worked retail my whole life and it takes no energy, money, or strength to just honor something. Anywhoo before we enjoyed brunch at a new favorite diner by the mall. Me and my husband love eating at local places to support our borough. (Also I live diners :)). Sunday we had to do the weekly food shopping. It took a while being that we were getting extra for Thanksgiving as well as my husband needed to pick up food to make a baked ziti to bring for work. I think it's nice they are having a pot luck since it's Thanksgiving week.

Last year things were pretty rough. I was working a lot and my husband had lost his job. I didn't really decorate much since I just didn't have the time. I wanted to make things extra special this year. I mean I really do try every year to make it beautiful. The holidays are my favorite. We have been through a lot the past 9 years we have been together. Everyday I am so thankful for those good and bad times. It has brought us very close. Needless to say I saw glitter at Homegoods and wanted to buy everything! I held back. Thank god for that line that was down the store. I kept putting stuff back by the time we got to the register lol. Which of course was annoying my husband. He says "I didn't wait on a line for two hours so you can have nothing to buy by the time we get to the register". I did okay. I picked up a few goodies for around the kitchen to make it look more festive. I wanted tons of candles and glitter. This will do for now. They had an all gold sequined glitter stocking for $30 but I just couldn't justify spending that much on it. I'm sure next time I will though ;).
My holidays colors are mostly gold, a touch of silver, and pale aqua blue. It's chic and festive. I have celebrated Hanukkah and Christmas since I was born so I feel this represents both holidays. I managed to get a Rae Dunn clay piece as well. The only one that was left actually. I thought they were boring at first when I would see the pieces on Instagram and how these women go crazy over them. Now I think they are cute.

Today has been very busy and will be all week. I usually do my cleaning all day Mondays in between work and everything else. I will be cooking later with hubby for his job and for tonight. Tomorrow I have to do a lot of laundry. Wednesday prepping for Thanksgiving. I hope you all are enjoying your Monday and are getting excited for Turkey day. xoxo

Have you guys been doing a lot of holiday decorating? Do you shop at Homegoods? To me it's heaven!

Signing off a "Glitter & Gold" Coffee Diva

Fridays Manicure 11/20

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Bathandbodyworks Weekend Haul

Good evening readers! It has been a gloomy slow Wednesday here in N.Y.C. I am guessing it has gone slow mainly because I am stalking my front door waiting for my UPS man! My dad was so kind enough to get me the brand new Keurig. They had an amazing TSV on QVC last week and I could not resist! You get the carafe and a million other things for $139 I believe. It should be coming today. I have already re-arranged my kitchen in preparation for this joyous occasion. I switched my espresso machine to my coffee cart and I will be putting the new Keurig in the kitchen now that I have so much room on my counter. I took away my microwave and toaster oven a while ago, it just freed up so much space on my counter. Plus it's a gorgeous deep mocha color (exclusive to Q.V.C) and I think it will look amazing against my newly painted tiffany blue walls :)

The days and weeks are flying by. That means the holidays are creeping closer. I have been so busy sorry I haven't posted since Sunday. I wasn't feeling well but my hubby managed to drag me out of the house to go to the mall. Although not sure how much of a "drag" it was as more of a nudge. Anyone who knows me knows I will shop anywhere, anytime, even on my death bed LOL. This picture is of the $3 body lotion sale from bathandbodyworks. I bought all of them other than 2 for gifts to pack up. The soaps I really didn't need to be honest because I still haven't even used up one bottle since my last haul. The coupon I had (Spend $30 get 10 off) I didn't qualify for just with the lotions. You see it was an absolute madhouse. There was no room to move. The line was out the door. My husband left me alone as usual :( So I grabbed the ones I remember my family members liked as well as one for me. I couldn't see any more. The new soap bottles are so chic and they were 4/$14 so I grabbed them and ran on the very long line. I felt like I was at Disney Land. At that moment I felt so utterly grateful to not be working in retail anymore. I had done those lines and holidays ever since I was 18 years old. It was time for me to do what I deserve and love. I am very thankful my husband takes care of me that I am able to do that.

After that I went to Sephora to use my 20% off V.I.B sale. I just purchased my makeup and a new nail polish bottle. That was it. With the holidays coming up I don't like to get too much in case I get a gift card.

How are the holidays shaping up for you guys? Are you planning for Thanksgiving? Going to relatives house? Let me know I love to hear your stories :)

Signing off a "Patiently Waiting" Coffee Diva