Sunday Morning Soliloquy - Musings of an Urbanite: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Post

Monday, November 23, 2009

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Post

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15% OFF at Use code AFD15. Valid online only. Clearance & sale items excluded. Thru 12/7.

I always wanted to write a post on some of my favorite things and explain why they are my favorite things. Things I buy and things I use on a regular basis and where these items can be purchased (in many cases) at a discount. Most of these items will be cosmetics for women, clothing and accessories for women - just everything I love. I also wanted this post to be a contribution to the Black Friday & Cyber Monday madness so I looked for coupon codes and discounts for my favorite items.

Reef Sandals. These are the most comfortable and best looking flip flops I have ever owned. I wear them all summer long, when I travel & I even bring them to the gym with me. I buy my flip flops from they have THE MOST SANDALS on EARTH Right now, you can get free shipping on Reef Sandals for guys and girls at
Womens Reef Sandy Sandals

Eternity Deodorant. I have used Eternity Deodorant for close to 20 years. I love this deodorant. I love the way it smells and it works quite well to fight perspiration. The only problem with Eternity Deodorant is that it is so difficult to find. In fact, Eternity Deodorant is impossible to find in stores and this is THE ONLY SITE where I have found this deodorant. ETERNITY CALVIN KLEIN WOMEN 2 oz DEODERANT ST


Vincent Longo The Curl Mascara Black / Brown
. This mascara elongates and curls your lashes. This is a small price to pay for the luxurious lashes the Vincent Longo mascara delivers. Again, Vincent Longo make up is hard to find, usually at specialty retailers but you can get every Day FREE SHIPPING on orders over $60 at

Vincent Longo The Curl Mascara Black / Brown

FRESH a skin care and fragrance line that I love, love love and cannot wait to share with you. My friends often ask me about some of my favorite skin care items and Fresh is amazing! I am 100% confident that you will not be disappointed with Fresh. Below are a few of my faves but this site has many Fresh items and you can use code CJD2009 to save 10% off your entire order at

Fresh Day Care, 30ml/1oz Anise Day Serum for Women
Makes my skin feel firm and refreshed. One of the only products I use where I can feel the difference almost immediately.
Fresh Day Care, 30ml/1oz Anise Day Serum for Women

Fresh Night Care, 30ml/1oz Mamaku Night Serum for Women

Fresh night care cream optimizes skin self regenerative ability, it immediately hydrates, softens, lifts skin. I have extremely dry skin in winter (thanks Chicago) and this night cream helps sooth and soften skin on contact.
Fresh Night Care, 30ml/1oz Mamaku Night Serum for Women

Handbags. I found this site (totally legit) that sells brand new, designer handbags from one or two seasons ago for A FRACTION of what they cost in the boutiques. It is almost impossible to believe that Prada purses are this affordable. The purses are from past seasons but many of them are timeless bags that you would likely carry for years anyway!

Prada BR3799 Tessuto Quilted Tote Bag - Black
This Prada handbag is made of soft quilted nylon with the PRADA logo printed on front. Zip closure gold-toned hardware, patent leather strap internal slot with zipper closure.

Prada BR3799 Tessuto Quilted Tote Bag - Black

This bag has a great strap, long enough to wear over a winter coat. And, you can get free Shipping at Designers Imports on all products (including Handbags, Sunglasses, Scarves, Shoes) when you use code "CJSHIPFREE" Prada BR3511 Tessuto Large Doctor Bag - Black
Prada BR3511 Tessuto Large Doctor Bag - Black

In addition to handbags, I am a travel bag fanatic. I do not own many things but the thing I own are usually top quality and I maintain them and keep them for a long time. I recently returned from a two week trip and I always travel with my Tumi luggage. Right now Tumi T-Tech Sale Event is going on - Save Up to 50% Off Select T-Tech Styles . And, this is not your father's Tumi! The T-Tech line comes in various colors but maintains the Tumi quality.

Because my camera was lost OR stolen on this past trip, I am going to suggest a great SLR Camera/Laptop Backpack that holds just about anything you may need.
SLR Camera/Laptop Backpack

For clothing, Ben Sherman items and they are currently running a promotion on their site Black Friday, Black Friday Weekend and Cyber Monday Special. Take 30% Off Your Entire Order. Valid 11.26 - 11.30.

The socially conscious clothing company launched by Bono and his wife - EDUN. There are great, organic cotton tee shirts like the Star Sign Ss Tee

And, Edun has mens' clothes too! Like this lovely Tee, Adam - Guy's Vintage Organic Tee

For electronics and other not-so-girly items
The FLIP! The World's Smallest HD Camcorder
I talk about The Flip all the time, I took all of my videos when I was in Bangkok with my Flip. I cannot encourage you enough to buy yourself OR your friends and family a flip! The device is super easy to use and if you want to check out the quality of my Flip videos, check out my YouTube channel.

Introducing MinoHD™: The World's Smallest HD Camcorder

The Kindle. I borrowed Kindle Wireless Reading Device (9.7" Display, the Latest Generation)
recently for my trip, though I was apprehensive. I like books, I like the way the pages feel as I turn them and I like the way books smell. I was not expecting to enjoy my kindle but I did. It was great to be able to have so many books and magazines in one place.


Lollapalooza Day 2 (review)
What I love About This Adorable Handheld HD Camera...


Jen @ SecondCitySoiree said...

I have the same apprehensions about the Kindle, particularly loving the smell of books. It seems a bit silly, but reading a book can be stimulating to nearly all senses (except shouldn't eat books).

Tirso said...

Hi Leyla,
I almost got a Flip this week, but ended up getting a Kodak Zi8. It's just as small as the Flip, but what sold me was ability to add external memory, and it records up to 1080p. It's a little cheaper too. But they both make nice gifts though. There's a review on my FB page. See ya!

Fumo Santo said...

Hey Leyla,

I nearly jumped into the Kindle last month, but after researching it more I really didn't like the restrictions Amazon applies to your purchases (not being able to share books is a huge fail). If you're considering an eReader, hold out for the Nook from B&N. It sports much better features than the Kindle, and seems more robust and not as fragile. Check out to see side-by-side comparisons...

Oh and yeah, there's nothing better than Tumi luggage...

Take care, and happy Thanksgiving.


leyla said...

Thanks for the comments guys.

Tirso, I am interested to know what your thoughts are on the Kodak Zi8 after a few weeks of use.

Mike, I will check out the B&N version when it comes out.


aBigHairySpider said...

I don't know about you, but I love Fruit of the Loom Men's Fashion Briefs in assorted colors. They come in a handy 5-pack. Life's too short for white underwear.