Taking a Break


I am officially taking a break from my little corner of the internet. I could not be more grateful for the opportunities and friendships that have come my way as a result of blogging. It’s wonderful knowing that my discount shopping addition is one that I share with an entire community. I’m sure that I will return to this space within the next year but in what capacity? I’m just not sure yet. I am certain however, that I won’t stop shopping!  

Keep shopping with me!


Cris (This Girl)

How to Shop The L’Oreal Warehouse Sale


Last week I passed by the Spring 2016 L’Oreal Warehouse Sale in Markham. This Private Sale for L’Oreal Paris Canada fans was invite-only, but tickets could easily be found online via coupon forums and classified ad sites.

I purchased my ticket off of a seller on Kijiji. Once I received my electronic ticket, I was able to use the same link to share my invitation with up to five friends via email for free. I was skeptical at first to purchase my ticket online, however tickets are no longer printed and each electronic ticket has its own unique QR Code that is scanned at the entrance.

Note: One ticket to the L’Oreal Canada Private Sale is valid for two people and allows you to spend up to a combined maximum of $600, taxes included. 


This year you can find the L’Oreal Canada Private Sale in its new location at 1 Steelcase Road West, Unit #5, Markham, ON. Parking is FREE and there is a ton of it! The L’Oreal Warehouse Sale runs from Wednesday, March 16 until Sunday, April 10, 2016 (and is closed Mondays and Tuesdays).

I arrived at the sale promptly 30 minutes following it’s opening time (at 11:30 AM,) last Wednesday. My thought process was that I would avoid waiting in line for hours and slide right in after the crowds of more determined shoppers.


Unfortunately, this was not the case… Don’t let the little line outside of the sale’s doors fool you, it didn’t end here! I was waiting for a total of 50 minutes before entering the sale. Was it worth it? Read on to find out my tips for conquering the L’Oreal Warehouse Sale!

See Similar: How Much I Saved at the Estee Lauder Warehouse Sale

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Review: New H&M Home Department in Toronto


Move aside beauty! Home decor just happens to be my “ish” lately! I am all about spring textiles, end tables and picture frames these days! It’s madness really. 

After hearing all of the hype surrounding the grand reopening of H&M at CF Toronto Eaton Centre (which now includes an exclusive H&M Home Department), I had to check it out!


I don’t know about you, but H&M is my go-to for a work appropriate blouse, statement accessory or that LBD for a last minute night out! I can always rely on H&M for an outfit piece that is fashionable, a great fit and of course, reasonably priced! With this in mind, I hit up the new H&M Home department at CF Toronto Eaton Centre with the intentions of scoring some trendy, quality, affordable home furnishings.

See Related: New Beauty Department at H&M in Toronto


Let me start off by saying that H&M Home is a beaut! Walking into this bright and modern department from the dark hallways of the CF Toronto Eaton Centre is so refreshing. The H&M Home department is smaller than I had anticipated, but I had to remind myself that it is a ‘department’ and not a separate store, as I  had understood from advertisements.

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Review: Samko Toy Warehouse Sale in Toronto


New year, new purchases! Three months into 2016 and I already have a laundry list of kids’ birthdays, new babies and loot bag supplies to buy.


In order to get a jump start on my toy shopping, I decided to check out the Samko & Miko Toy Warehouse Sale this past weekend in Toronto located at 77 Fima Cres, Etobicoke.


This Warehouse Sale is not to be missed if you have little ones on your shopping list! We all know just how quickly children can grow bored of toys, games and books, so you minus well not splurge on them. The Samko Toy Warehouse Sale is an excellent source for scoring deals on quality toys from brands like MATEL, Crayola, little tikes, Fisher Price and more.

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My Review of Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Two Step System


Date of Purchase: October| 19 | 2015

Retailer(s) Shopped at: Shoppers Drug Mart

Location: Oakville Place


Details: I love a good shellac manicure! The look and longevity of a gel manicure beats a regular polish manicure any day. However, the cost of a shellac manicure is not necessarily in my bi-weekly budget… When I can afford it, I love to splurge on gel manicures at one of my favourite Toronto nail salons. The best places for a shellac manicure in Toronto include The Ten Spot, Her Majesty’s Pleasure and Spark Salon.

Planning for the busy holiday season ahead, I chose to forgo any costly salon services in the months of November and December in order to explore the world of at-home shellac manicures. Enter: Sally Hansen Miracle Gel.

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Where to Find Affordable Winter Footwear


Date of Purchase:  October | 27 | 2015

Retailer(s) Shopped at: Boathouse Outlet

Location(s): Dixie Outlet Mall, Mississauga, ON


Details: I had to follow-up my affordable summer shoe haul with one just a bit more applicable to the elements! If you didn’t catch my Affordable Summer Shoe Haul c/o Dixie Outlet Mall then you are totally missing out. The money I saved at Shoe Warehouse on brand name summer footwear is insane! I just had to go back for winter footwear deals.

See Related: Where to Find Affordable Summer Shoes

Tucked in the back corner of my favourite Mississauga Outlet is this insane (yes, insane) Boathouse Outlet! It’s huge! Now, I’m not your typical Boathouse shopper… I’m not familiar with many of the clothing brands sold at Boathouse and I don’t believe I’ve ever made a purchase at a full-price location. On this particular trip to Dixie Outlet Mall, it was the blazing yellow clearance signs at the Boathouse Outlet that caught my attention from across the hall.

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Where to Find High End Mascara on a Budget


Date of Purchase: November | 7 | 2015

Retailer(s) Shopped at: Shoppers Drug Mart

Location: 388 King St. W. Toronto, ON


Details: This beauty buy was just way too good to pass up! On a sunny, Saturday afternoon running errands in the city, I popped into a Shoppers Drug Mart on King Street West to pick up a few things and rack up my favourite Optimum PointsWho doesn’t love a good rewards program?

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Nine West Canada Spring 2016 Preview And Sale Boots


Date of Purchase:  November | 11 | 2015

Retailer(s) Shopped at: Nine West Shoe Studio

Location(s): Dixie Outlet Mall, Mississauga, ON


Details: Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to attend Nine West Canada‘s Spring 2016 Preview hosted at The Berkley Field House in Toronto. The venue was beautifully lit for the early evening setting and was filled with the most delicious pink desserts (and I don’t just mean the shoes).


Displays of Spring 2016 footwear, handbags and accessories adorned the entire room and were sectioned off  into three distinct themes: Pretty Amazing, PLAY TIME, and WANDER WOMAN.


Each collection had a distinct seasonal colour palette ranging from light pinks and nudes to light browns and blacks. The entire Nine West Canada Spring 2016 Collection had me drooling for warmer temperatures and a bigger bank account!!!


After viewing the entire collection, I was obsessed with a pair of leather heart cut-out heels from the Pretty Amazing line and almost every pair of booties from the WANDER WOMAN line. 

With boots on the brain I headed over to my nearest Nine West Shoe Studio at Dixie Outlet Mall – I had money to burn on shoes, but wanted to get the biggest bang for my buck!

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What’s In My Bag? The Flipp Coupon Challenge


Date of Purchase: October | 31 | 2015

Retailer(s) Shopped at: Rexall PharamaPlus

Location:  1245 Dupont St, Toronto, Ontario


Details: Have you heard of Flipp? If not, you are totally missing out! I have recently become obsessed with the Flipp app on my smart phone and tablet. Flipp makes it incredibly easy to “flip” through local weekly flyers, create virtual shopping lists and clip digital coupons. Flipp is the perfect app for the ultimate shopaholic (i.e. me… and I’m sure you too).  

See Similar: The Best Mobile Apps for Shopping

I recently teamed up with Flipp to take part in The Flipp Coupon Challenge. The rules were pretty simple: (1) Use the Flipp app to prep for my weekly (grocery or personal) shopping trip, (2) utilize a minimum of 7 coupons provided by the app and (3) use at least 5 coupon match-ups to save even more money! What are coupon match-ups? Oh, let me tell you…

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How to Save Big at PINK by Victoria’s Secret


Date of Purchase: September | 22 | 2015

Retailer(s) Shopped at: PINK by Victoria’s Secret

Location: CF Sherway Gardens, Toronto, ON


Details: “I’m just going in to grab one thing really quickly!” Do you ever say that to yourself and then end up walking out with the entire store? I sure do! 

During this particular trip to PINK by Victoria’s Secret I was honestly only going in with the intention of purchasing one item! However, a clearance display immediately caught my attention at the back of the store… and then it was all over; I dropped my one item and grabbed three others!

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