You Blue Me Away

You totally “blue” me away. And to thank you I’m having a BLUE themed giveaway full of some of my latest favorites!! I can’t believe how many of you read my blog everyday, and from ALL over the world!! It really is a wonderful thing!! So thank you, sexy bitches!!
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The GIVEAWAY PRIZE includes:

• Blue Floral Clinique Makeup Bag ($9.99)
Maybelline Baby Lips in Blush Burst ($4.99)
OPI Nail Polish in Miss Piggy’s Big Number ($10.99)
L’Oréal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara in Blackest Black ($12.99)
Face Secrets 5 piece Mini Brush Set ($5.99)
French Connection Metal Spike 2 Row Bracelet Blue ($28.00)
Sonia Kashuk Dramatically Defining Gel Liner in Cocoa ($8.99)
Sonia Kashuk Eye Shadow Quad in Shimmering Sands ($13.69)
Sonia Kashuk Eye Shadow Quad in Showstoppers ($13.69)
Sonia Kashuk Take Cover Concealering Stick in Dusk ($8.99)
Chap Ice in Watermelon ($1.99)

Total Retail Value: $120+!!!

I added a few items to the blue theme (Sonia Kashuk items) because I know us Canadians can no longer purchase this brand. Insert sad face. So the “blue” is the way I describe my feelings toward no longer being able to get my SK fix. See??! A “blue” theme totally works.

So how do you enter?! I tried to make opportunities for everyone. Read my blog, but don’t have WordPress? No problem! Here’s all the ways you can enter (Must do all items in a list for an entry!! :)):

For WordPress:

1. Follow me.
2. Reblog this blog post.
3. Comment and Like this blog post.
4. You can only enter once!

For Instagram:

1. You must be following me. Unfollowing after the contest ends will void you from any future contests.
2. Repost this photo (found above or on my Instagram giveaway post) with the hashtag #boobsandblondegiveaway AND #boobsblondeblue – don’t forget to tag me as well @boobsandblonde!!
3. Tag three friends on my Instagram giveaway post.
4. You can only enter once, NO multiple posts or giveaway accounts (you will be disqualified).

For Twitter:

1. Follow me on Twitter (@boobsandblonde). Unfollowing after the contest ends will void you from any future contests.
2. Retweet my giveaway tweet.
3. Tweet something about my giveaway – be sure to tag me and include the hashtag #boobsandblondegiveaway!
4. You can only enter once, NO multiple posts or giveaway accounts (you will be disqualified).

For Facebook:

1. Like my page Boobs & Blonde.
2. Share my giveaway post on my Facebook page.
3. You can only enter once.

You can earn up to 4 entries total, 1 for each social media site. Contest ends July 15th, 2015 at 11:59pm!! Good luck ♡

*This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only. Although I will take the upmost care is packaging everything, I will not be responsible for damaged or broken items. If prize is not claimed within 48 hours of announcement, a new name will be picked. All of these items were purchased by me and I am in no way an affiliate with any of the above mentioned brands. No cash value granted for giveaway prize.

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Summer Sunnies

Sunglasses! A necessity for the summer months!! If you’re Canadian (or live somewhere with snowy winters ….) you know that wearing sunglasses in the winter is just as important, nobody can stand snow glare!!! But as of now, the snow is long gone and the warm weather is here to stay. A quick trip to Montana a few weeks ago was the perfect opportunity for me to indulge in some low budget but great quality sunglasses for the summer months!!
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Ross is the place for me to feed my inner shopaholic. They always have amazing deals on great brands. Canadians know the love of American shopping. Even with our dollar not doing so well, the prices and savings (including exchange rates) are just too phenomenal for me to give up my summer road trips to visit our southern neighbor.

From Ross (Dress for Less):

Since 1982, our focus has been on bringing our customers a constant stream of high quality department and specialty store brands at extraordinary savings a.k.a. bargains, while providing an easy, fun and organized shopping experience.

Basically Ross is a savvy shopper’s dream. I look forward to searching the racks at any Ross I cross paths with. This Ross specifically (Kalispell, Montana) filled all my wildest sunglasses dreams!! Just my luck, I broke three pairs of sunglasses in a week. Luckily, I had the sense to wait for my trip to restock my collection.

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Madden Girl Floral Print Sunglasses
Retail: $29.99 +
Steal: $7.99

How adorable are these? I just LOVE the rose pattern. Very summery!! I’m totally into the big, oversized frames (in case you didn’t already figure it out haha).

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Carlos by Carlos Santana Sunglasses Square, Brown Tortoiseshell Frame
Retail: $29.99 +
Steal: $6.99

One of the casualties was my only pair of tortoiseshell sunnies. These frames were the perfect replacement! They had the same style in another color (see below) but I left with out buying them …

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Carlos by Carlos Santana Sunglasses Square, Black and White Frame
Retail: $29.99 +
Steal: $6.99

… that didn’t last long. I went back and purchased them. Because they are just too cute!! And you seriously can beat that price.

The thing with Ross is that stock is always changing. So while I can’t guarantee that you will find these specific frames at a Ross in your city, I can guarantee that you will find some amazing deals on sunglasses (and a whole lot more). And if there isn’t a Ross near you, I highly suggest you plan a pit stop the next time you travel to the US.

Spring Savings

Every once in a while, you find some real gems in the most unexpected places. In this case, Bianca Amor’s. A warehouse style liquidation center. It doesn’t matter where in the country you live (or in the US), there are always outlet and liquidation centers. You never know what you will find, but that’s half the fun!! It’s what I like to call a “diamond in the rough“.

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Mossimo Sundress Blue With White Hearts
Retail: $29.99 CAD
Steal: $8 CAD

How ADORABLE is this dress?? I can’t wait to wear this little number once the weather gets hot! I can see myself wearing this with an ice cream cone in hand!!

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Covergirl Smoky Shadow Blast
Retail: $10.99 CAD
Steal: $2 CAD

I have heard terrible, terrible things about this duo stick. But in typical Boobs&Blonde fashion, I have to decide that for myself. I personally love cream eyeshadows, so I’m hoping the bad reviews were based on preference and not product. Time will tell. For two dollars, it’s worth a try!! I loved the black and white shades. Perfect for a variety of makeup looks or accents (like a pop of white in the corner of your inner eye).

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Kleancolor 3D Nail Art
Retail: $5.99 CAD
Steal: $1.50 CAD

I’m definitely obsessed with doing my nails and all things nail art. Sparkles, glitter, foil … I want it all!!!! And for $1.50 CAD, it looks like I might be stocked for life!

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French Connection Metal Spike 2 Row Bracelet
Retail: $28 CAD
Steal: $5 CAD

French Connection Metal Spike 2 Row Earrings
Retail: $28 CAD
Steal: $5 CAD

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French Connection Multi-Strand Necklace Circular Pendant with Crystals
Retail: $44 CAD
Steal: $12 CAD

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French Connection Enamel Heart Locket Necklace
Retail: $58 CAD
Steal: $12 CAD

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French Connection Gold Waterfall Necklace
Retail: $68 CAD
Steal: $12 CAD

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I am dying over these French Connection deals!! It is all soooooo cute!! I can’t wait to wear these this summer. Perfect to dress up a plain tank and jean shorts, or a simple Maxi dress!! I do plan to wear these year round, I know they will be just as great with sweaters!! Long necklaces are definitely my favorite!!

I’m feeling ready for spring with all of these great savings!! Have you found any great steals for the season?! Diamonds I’m telling you. Diamonds, baby. ♡♡

Royal Rewards

Have you heard?!?! Sephora will be releasing new 1000 point, 5000 point, and 10 000 point rewards. Hope you have been saving up, because these look phenomenal. Supposedly, Sephora sent out a preview email about the upcoming rewards, however, I have yet to receive one. This entire post is based on my snooping. You’re welcome.

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1000 points will get you Kat Von D’s best selling products from her edgy collection in a signed limited edition case.
5000 points will get you the ultimate Urban Decay collection, signed by brand founder Wende Zomnir. Could it be the entire Naked Vault?!?!*
10 000 points will get you the latest Stella McCartney bag, Falabella Shaggy Deer Fold Over Tote Bag, complete with Stella fragrance

Release dates were not reported, however the email did say to keep an eye on the Rewards Boutique in the coming week!!! Will you be redeeming?!

*Some of the emails report that the Urban Decay is a 2000 point reward, although the image shows it as 5000 points. I will update as more information becomes available.

LuLu Loot

I love lululemon. Like really LOVE them. I own so many different styles of yoga pants, tops, shorts, hoodies … the list goes on and on. Paying $98 CAD for one pair of pants? So over my budget. What’s a girl to do? Either take a trip down to Seattle and splurge at the outlet (why does a CANADIAN retailer have their outlet in America?!?!?!), sell your first born to the devil, or check the clearance rack. That’s right, every lululemon location has a clearance rack, hidden in some back corner, somewhere.

Of course my latest purchase wasn’t planned. My friend wanted to go in and only I ended up making a purchase! Typical. I picked up a super adorable pair of printed leggings as well as a pair of cute pink shorts (photos are stock, not mine).

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Wunder Under Pant *Full-On Luxtreme
Retail: $92 CAD
Steal: $69 CAD

Isn’t the print on these so cute? I love the tribal/camo style. These are perfect for dressing up an easy, relaxed, no fuss, outfit with a oversized sweater and a cute pair of boots (or a tank and gladiators)! You can get your own pair HERE, they have plenty left!! You can’t go wrong with lulu quality.

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Run Times Short
Retail: $54 CAD
Steal: $39 CAD

How cute are these? I already own them in white but the pink was too cute to pass up!! I love all the hidden pockets including the zippered one in the back. These will be perfect for long summer jogs/walks with my pups! They also have a pair of “underwear” built in. They help the shorts stay in place and stop them from being see thru (bonus for me, sadness for you). They are super lightweight and very breathable. I’m so happy to have another color of these shorts!! Unfortunately, these are no longer available online, but a quick stop into your local store and you might find them!!

Great buys, guilt free!! You can check out all of lululemon’s clearance items by clicking here. What are some of your favorite lululemon finds?!?!

Fcuk It

French Connection. Remember when it was all the rage?! Everyone and their dog had a signature “FCUK” t-shirt. I think the store might still be at some malls, but I personally don’t shop there anymore. Plus, it was always super pricey for seemingly average clothes.

I have been looking for a new work bag, one that was big enough to fit my lunch bag, tea thermos, books, agenda, pens, etc. I work with kids that have special needs, so I often need to bring different things to work depending on the plan for the day. During a recent trip to Bianca Amor’s, this bright, spacious bag caught my eye.

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French Connection Tote
Retail: $148 CAD
Steal: $12 CAD

This bag is huge. Seriously. It is big enough to carry all my essentials and some extras! The tote is lined with a durable black fabric and has a zippered pocket. Yellow would not have been my first choice, but I’m actually glad I got a color I wouldn’t normally pick. And the yellow is growing on me, it is bright and vibrant on the coldest winter days. I like the lined black print mixed with the leather type center. For $12 CAD, this was an instant win for me. It was exactly the type of tote bag I was looking for.

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The tote also came with a white dust bag. I have no intention of using it for this bag, but will gladly use it to store some of my Coach and MK bags I have that didn’t come with a dust bag (they were purchased from an outlet).

Do you still rock the FCUK? Or has that time come and gone for you as well?

This Booty in Those Booties

Just a few weeks ago I told you about my adorable Cougar suede, waterproof, zip up boots that I purchased for an amazing deal. Those boots are fashionable and practical, and sooo comfortable. I just had to look into their other styles before the Boot Sale Soft Moc was having, ended. I stumbled across these booties!
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How cute are these? Simple but so versatile. They didn’t have these available in my size, so I had them sent to my neighborhood store for pick up. They have a similar fit to the boots, so I had faith that they would fit. The booties are also suede and waterproof, making them perfect for any season, especially winter. My absolute favorite thing about these boots in the hidden 3 inch heel. Heels lift the booty!! Ya, girl!! They pick up all that junk in your trunk and lift it up to show off that lovely asset. I love, love, love the hidden heel for this reason – totally casual, yet looking fierce as fcuk. This booty, these booties look adorable with skinnies, leggings, even shorts or a summer dress.

Retail: $129.99
Steal: $59.99

I’m such a shopaholic!! But I couldn’t resist these for under half price!! Did you find any good deals on boots this season? Spring is coming so now’s the time to find some great deals!