Monday, January 31, 2011

Valentine's Contest: Day 1


Valentine's Day Contest!


Ok, so here is the deal...We are having a contest from February 1st through February 14th giving away 14 McAuley's Gift Cards!! This way you can get a little extra help to dress to impress on Valentine's Day!

What do you win?
You will have a chance to win $10 McAuley's Gift Card DAILY! At the end of the two weeks, we are giving away a $75 McAuley's Gift Card to the Grand Prize Winner!

How do you win?
It's simple. Everyday we will post a question on our blog. Answer the question correctly and you will be entered into a drawing for that day to get a chance to win your $10 McAuley's Gift Card. Be sure to enter daily because you can win multiple times AND at the end of the fourteen days, we will select the top 5 people who answered the most questions correctly to be entered into a drawing to win the $75 McAuley's GIft Card! Winners will be announced daily.

Want to have a better chance at winning?
For every friend you refer to the contest that participates, you will receive an additional entry into the drawing for that day they participated. To receive this extra entry, make sure your friend includes "referred by: YOUR NAME HERE" at the end of their post.

1. You can only guess the answer to the question one time per day. If multiple answers are given we will only take the first one posted.
2. Do not post your answers using 'anonymous.' We won't have anyway of knowing who you are!
3. Post your answers on our blog. NOT facebook.

McAuley's 14 Days of Sweet Savings begins on February 1st! Get ready to play!!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Kelin's Yummy Dip!

Kelin made the most fabulous & easy-to-make dip for the sale. We all loved it & ate it like crazy, so I thought what perfect timing-a great recipe right before Super Bowl Sunday to share!


What you need:
sour cream (16 oz)
finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese (8 oz)
1 packet of ranch dip mix
small jar of hormel real bacon bits

Mix it all together & serve with pita chips, celery & carrots!

@ the Sale

Thank you to everyone who came out yesterday to make the first day of the sale a success! It's always a fun time to come in & shop because not only do you get great deals, but all of our employees work on sale days so you get to know the McAuley's family. Take a look at what went on yesterday!

Missy & Anna helping Amy pick out some new clothes! Amy looked amazing in our new Hazel striped dress.

Jenna ringing up a purchase..She is sure to brighten up your day!

Yummy refreshments table.

Gabrielle helping customers find some great sale merchandise!

Siobhan ringing up a website order.

Jenna was straightening & revamping the racks.

You still have 3 more hours to come in the store & take advantage of our great deals or you can shop online until 12pm tonight!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Behind the Scene

This week we have been super busy to make this weekend a success! What is this weekend? The big SALE of course! From running errands around town, sending out e-mails, ordering new merchandise & making sure it gets here, painting, cleaning, remodeling, selling & everything else in between has been worked on this week. Take a look at a few pictures...


Siobhan taking care of all our orders.


Gabrielle making bags to give away for the sale. Each bag has an awesome coupon!




Siobhan scrapping the extra paint off the glass. We are incorporating this into our new design.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Entire Store 15% Off!

Come to our sale this weekend only!
A great time to come check out all of our remodeling we've been working hard on, new spring arrivals, & get the best deals yet! We have our entire sale room 25-80% off. EVERYTHING else is 15% off! And we will be getting our Free People shipment in just in time for the sale! With each purchase, you will automatically be entered to win a $100 gift certificate. We will announce the winner on Monday, January 31. We will have food & drinks so you can spend your lunch break here! For the men & kids, we have a big comfy couch with a television to keep them busy!

**If you aren't able to come in the store, all discounts will be available on our website, so stay tuned to find out how to receive them online!

We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New Year. New Store.

Lots of changes have been taking place at McAuley's this new year! Not only are we working hard to bring you the best clothes at the best prices, we want to create a new, refreshing environment for everyone to enjoy! This is only the beginning of the makeover but we expect everything to be finished early next month! If you are local, we'd love you to come in and check it out in person! Now you can find dresses, tops, skirts, vests, scarves, jewelry & so much more--under $100! You can also join our mailing list & we will let you know when we get in shipments! Not to mention, you will receive a $10.00 credit! Just comment below with your e-mail, first & last name.
Here are some pictures of the store. We can't wait to show you the final product!






We want to hear your feedback! Let us know what you want to see in our store, on our website, & what you think of the new make over! We would love to hear what you have to say!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

how to: repair a shattered eyeshadow

While stumbling on the internet I found a really helpful how to. It may be a fun thing to do if you are snowed in the house like I am right now! It will help you preserve your sanity and hard earned dollars. Do you ever break your eyeshadow? Like, drop it on the ground or shatter it? It's heartbreaking, especially when you've forked over serious money for the good stuff. I've thrown away hundreds of dollars in makeup because I've shattered it doing who knows what.


I'm here to tell you how to repair it!


What you will need:
  • shattered eyeshadow
  • coin
  • rubbing alcohol
  • tissue
  • butter knife
  • medicine squirter
  • plastic bag or plastic wrap


Step 1:
Place the shattered makeup carefully into the plastic bag holding the plastic carefully over the top.


Step 2:
Hold the plastic tightly across the top of the eyeshadow and with the back of the butter knife smash all the remaining bits of eyeshadow into a fine powder.


Step 3:
When the eyeshadow looks like this, you're ready to go. Pull the eyeshadow out of the plastic bag.


Step 4:
Using the medicine squirter, put a couple squirts of rubbing alcohol into the broken eyeshadow. Make sure the eyeshadow is completely saturated with the rubbing alcohol.


Step 5:
Now put the tissue on top of the eyeshadow and put the coin on top of that. Press down with all the force in the world. You're re-compacting the eyeshadow, so don't by shy.


Step 6:
Enjoy your new eyeshadow!

Isn't that awesome! I've just did it on my M.A.C. blush.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Boyfriend Blazers

If you think sharp suits are just for men, think again! A boyfriend blazer is the perfect cover up solution for those chilly days...Not to mention you can wear it with skirts, pants, jeggings & dresses. Get the celeb look quick and easy by pairing it with denim bottoms & a solid white tee.


We have the most amazing boyfriend blazer in black and khaki color right now [below]. It allows you to move freely and feel comfortable while being super stylish.