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Pamper Yourself with Me! Bath Products at Target


Me! Bath Pomegranate Products.

Looking for some affordable pampering?   Well good news, you can spa at home with a new luxurious line of bath products now available at Target called the ME! Bath Ice Cream Collection.   We had the opportunity to try the products at an exclusive launch party for the brand last week in Los Angeles.   They moisturizing and deliciously scented products are a special treat. The collection features four offerings — Mini Bath Ice Cream Bath Soak, Shower Sherbet Body Scrub, Body Icing body lotion & Body Wash – in three gorgeous scents – Lavender Lullaby, Summer Rain and Gotta Have It Pomegranate.  The products are loaded with great ingredients like
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Shopular Offers Fashion & Mother’s Day Deals


The free Shopular app and website offers coupon savings and special offers.

Who is not interested in finding extra savings on fashion?  Why pay retail prices if you don’t have to when the savings are available?  You just need to know where to look for the deals. If you read here, you know I am always on a search to find the best for less.  Enter my newest savings secret weapon: Shopular.  With just a week to go until Mother’s Day, plus a few special events coming up, I’ve had to do a little shopping.  But where to go?  Shopular made deciding where to do my shopping easy. Here’s some of the shopping deals I found using the app and a little bit about how it works. Continue reading »

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Topshop Puts Met Gala Dresses on Sale


Topshop CEO Sir Phillip Green poses with Emily Ratajowski, Bella Hadid, Hailey Baldwin and Josephine de la Baume (all in Topshop) at last nights Met Gala.

Last night at the Met Gala ball in New York Topshop made bespoke gowns for Emily Ratajowski, Bella Hadid, Hailey Baldwin and Josephine de la Baume. Today, retail versions of those gowns went on sale at  Frankly, I was impressed by the gowns Topshop produced.  They were tasteful and appropriate for the night’s theme of China: Through the Looking Glass.”   While stars like Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce showed up in dresses that were barely there, the Topshop dresses provided full coverage looking sophisticated and gorgeous.  Today, four versions of the bespoke dresses made for the Met Gala Ball went on sale at Continue reading »

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Lilly Pulitzer Returns Trickle Into Target Stores


This cute Lilly Pulitzer for Target make-up bag was on the rack with other generic make-up bags. The price was $24.99.

Several of you have written in to ask about Lilly Pulitzer for Target in-store.   Yes, readers, the returns are slowly trickling in.  Target Addict has seen them and so have I.  I stopped by two Targets today  looking for Lilly Pulitzer returns and both stores had a bit of Lilly on the racks. I saw chairs, umbrella stands, beauty cases, nail files and a few dresses and tops.  There wasn’t a lot of the elusive Lilly for Target collection, but there was enough to make the trip worthwhile.   Buying at the Target price and doing a little hunting beats shopping the mark-ups on the Lilly Pulitzer collection at eBay.  At the time of this blog post, there are still over 13,000 Lilly Pulitzer for Target items for sale on eBay. If people don’t buy them, you can still expect to see them returned.  Although the 14 day return period is over for refunds, I think customers  can still return items for store credit, so if you love Lilly Pulitzer, keep checking your local Target.  Here’s a few tips. Continue reading »

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Beauty Review: belif Moisturizers for Skincare

belif True Cream Moisturizing Bomb

belif True Cream Moisturizing Bomb

The top moisturizing skincare brand from Korea, belif is now available at Sephora. I recently received samples of belif moisturizers and have been using them for a few weeks. I can see why the products are so popular. They are light, organic and deeply hydrating for your skin.   If you have been to Sephora this month,  you may have seen belif’s spartan black and white packaged skincare products on the shelves.  I’ve been using two of belief’s products for that last 5 weeks, and I love the results. I hydrate in the mornings with the Hungarian Essence water followed by  the rich blue True Cream Aqua Bomb.  The products are organic, dermatologically tested and cruelty-free.  Best of all the products are free of Parabens,- Sulfates and Phthalates The Hungarian Essence water is based on the famous beauty regime of Queen Elizabeth of Hungary.  After using both products over the last few weeks, I highly recommend them.  Here’s why. Continue reading »

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JCPenney Launches Eva Longoria Home Bedding Collection

Moroccan inspired bedding from  a famous TV star?  For sale at a big box store at reasonable prices?   That’s something you may not have expected from affordable retailer JCPenney.  But that’s what  JCPenney debuted last week in Los Angeles at a special press event with its newest brand partner, actress Eva Longoria.  Ms. Longoria has teamed up with JCPenney  to  create an exclusive new bedding collection now on sale  in over 100 JCPenney stores and on . Guess what it’s called? That’s right  Eva Longoria Home .  The line (already on discounted by 25% at JC Penney) offers consumers comforter sets, decorative pillows and window treatments featuring an elegant mix of prints and finishes.  The launch of the collection is just in time for Mother’s Day gift-giving or spring decorating. Continue reading »

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Kohl’s Announces Thakoon London Inspired Fashion Collection


Designer Thakoon is slated to brings London influenced fashion to the Next Kohl’s DesigNation Collection

Milly for Kohl’s just arrived in stores and Kohl’s has already announced another new fashion collaboration. Designer Thakoon Panichgul will be the  seventh designer to do a Kohl’s DesigNation limited-edition collection.  Thakoon’s collection will be inspried by the city of London and will be available exclusively at Kohl’s and beginning fall 2015. Thakoon’s love for the city of London’s character, culture and history will translate to a fashion collection offering unique prints and patterns for shirts, sweaters, knit tops, dresses and bottoms, all under $200.  Thakoon gave mass market appeal when he did a budget fashion collection for Target a few years ago.  The designer is also a favorite of First Lady Michelle Obama. Continue reading »

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The Recessionista Reviews Milly for Kohl’s

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The striped shirt and floral skirt from the new Milly for Kohl’s Designation collection.

As a lover of fashion line Milly, I have been so excited that Milly was doing a collection for Kohl’s. With high hopes, I stopped by my local Kohl’s store tonight to check out the collection.  I wanted to love this collection and pick out some fun things for summer.  But, I have to be honest with my readers, I was a bit underwhelmed by this collection.   There are some great pieces, but there are also many pieces that I just found to be not special and not distinctive to Milly.  Some of the maxi dresses and the striped T-shirt dress could be from any Kohl’s fashion line, and they look more like Apt.9 or ELLE than Milly by Michelle Smith. The distinctively Milly pieces are the floral skirt, the floral print dresses and the full skirt with matching midriff top.  Overall, this collection is  generously sized and does not run small.  Kohl’s didn’t skip on the fabric in making this collection   Here’s my detailed look at the collection including the hits and the misses. Continue reading »

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Earth Day 2015: Conscious Collection, Coffee & Beauty Deals


A gorgeous gown from H&M’s new Conscious Collection made from recycled fabrics.

April 22 is Earth Day, a great time to take advantage of eco-friendly fashion, beauty and coffee deals.   It’s a great time to check out the gorgeous new Conscious Collection at H&M made from recycled fabrics.   It’s also a good time to stop in H&M and recycle of clothes to get a 20% discount coupon to buy new clothes.  Here are some deals you may want to take advantage of tomorrow as you remember to be kind to Mother Earth.


Starbucks Earth Day Deal


Starbucks is offering a free cup of coffee or tea if you bring in your reusable beverage holder, instead of using a disposable paper cup.   So remember your fashionable reusable mug (it’s a good day to use the a Starbucks mug) when you go to Starbucks today and save.

Caribou Coffee – Buy the Tumbler this month and get unlimited refills all of April.


Earth Day is April 22, 2015

Eco Friendly Fashions.  

Anthropologie: Free rainforest crafts for kids on various days recommended for kids ages 5 to 10.  Details on the Anthro website.

American Eagle: Recycle your old jeans in honor of Earth Day, customers can bring their old denim into any of American Eagle Outfitters’ 823 stores across the United States and Canada, and receive a 20% discount on a new pair of jeans.

H&M also has their new  Spring Conscious Collection of  fashions in stock made from recycled materials.  Bring in a bag of old clothes to recycle at your local H&M store then get a coupon to save on the new  Conscious Collection.    In return, participants will receive 20% off their next H&M purchase which they can use towards any of H&M’s more sustainable fashion pieces.

Kiehl’s Recycling Event is on this week.

Beauty Deals.

Kiehl’s Recycling Deal -    April 22-26 bring in any empty skincare bottle to your neighborhood Kiehl’s and receive
five “Recycle & Be Rewarded Stamps” plus a complimentary Deluxe Sample! During Earth Month, 100% of Kiehl’s net profits from every Limited Edition Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado purchase, up to $50,000, will benefit Recycle Across America™, a non-profit organization determined to make recycling more simple and effective.
Origins is offering consumers  a free Eco-chic Earth tote and bracelet with any purchase!  Use Code: EARTHDAY 


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Target says they won’t restock their Lilly Pulitzer collection


A Tweet from @AskTarget reveals that Lilly for Target won’t be restocked.

Despite massive customer dissatisfaction with their website crash and in-store sell out of their Lilly for Target collection,Target has now said via Twitter that they won’t restock the collection. “The #LillyforTarget collection is available for a limited-time. We do not anticipate more items becoming available,” says Target via its @AskTarget account.  That’s disappointing to many customers. My advice, check your Target store in 14 days for returns.  Some of the Lilly for Target stock now on eBay for inflated prices will come back to the store if no one buys it.  For example, I bought my friend the $8.00 Lilly for Target headwrap/turban and it’s now on sale for as much as $45.00.  Just say no and don’t buy this stuff.  I ended up getting many Missoni for Target items on clearance at Target after they were returned to the retailer.

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