Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Kung Fu Tea

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I visited Kung Fu Tea for the first time in Flushing about a month ago and loved their bubble milk green tea. I was sad that they were in Flushing because it is so far from me. But last night, to my surprise, my friend Priscilla walked me down from St. Marks onto 2nd avenue to a Kung Fu Tea store.

I am SO delighted! Not only is the tea really good, but you can choose a variety of teas such as jasmine, green, black, and you can choose the percentage of sugar you want from 0%, 30%, 50%, 70% to 100%. I chose 50% for my milk green tea and it was the perfect amount of sweet along with the boba. The ability to chose the amount of sugar you want is the reason why I would rather go to this store than other boba joints in the area.

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You can go to their store in the East Village on 10th street, between first and second avenue. Or, you can go to one of their stores in Flushing like the one on 37-14 Main Street.

Here is their facebook page.

Saturday, June 25, 2011


Many of my blog posts are inspired by friends, some places I blog about were mentioned by friends or some places were visited with friends. At this point, most of my readers are my friends and I consider myself very lucky to have such lovely people who support me.

So... I wanted to ask friends, bloggers, and any random people who read the blog a question:

How do you live a life of thrifty glamour? What are some of your favorite spots and tips for saving a buck while enjoying a fab life? I will certainly try to visit some of the places you suggest or try out some of your advice!

Thank you! I really appreciate everything that everyone has done for me.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Neutral Kurt Geiger Shoes

Last week, I walked into the subway station and immediately stopped when I saw this girl wearing a structured red dress with super fly sneakers that were shiny beige with a black patent leather toe. Normally I'm a little bit shy, but I had to ask her where she got her kicks. To my surprise, she answered "KG" in a British accent and told me to go to the Kurt Geiger store in London where they sell affordable, stunning shoes. She said they are much better than shoes from Aldo and that people always assumed her sneakers were designer. After looking through the website, I'm even more excited for London!!!

Cool Article from Fashionista

Fashionista just posted an article here about great staple pieces that can be bought for cheap prices. Definitely worth checking out for all the broke-ass students everywhere in the US. Link

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Thrifty Glamour is giving away N.Y.C's Sparkly Eye Dust in Pink Champagne. All you have to do is follow these three simple steps:

I've changed the rules of the contest to make it easier to enter!

1.) Follow thriftyglamour on blogspot, bloglovin', google or follow by email.
2.) Email with your full name, address and cellphone number. Also mention why you want the product or something (anything!) about the blog.

The contest closes on Wednesday, June 22nd! Good luck!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

J.Crew Men's Summer Sale

Boys, go and get some of these classic pieces that are now on sale. Remember to use your student card for a 15% discount! I'm always dumb and forget to use mine.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Ten things I want to do this summer

1.) Cross the Brooklyn Bridge
2.) Explore Williamsburg
3.) Visit BaoHaus, Momofuku and other cheap Asian eateries
4.) Get a facial from Candy in Chinatown
5.) Concerts- first one is on Thursday
6.) Go to a decent beach
7.) Make soba noodles and curry dishes
8.) Hit up some sample sales
9.) Hip-hop classes downtown
10.) Visit the MoMA to cross off some of my monuments list