Tuesday, December 27, 2011

BIG AFTER CHRISTMAS SALES!


 Here's a quick wrap-up of some of the after-Christmas sales.
These sales are online only unless otherwise specified:


Avon: enter code SPREE2011 for free shipping on order $10+. Sitewide sales up to 60% off

Bath & Body Works: Semi-Annual Sale now online and in-store. Up to 75% off select items. Select shower cream and body cream $3 each. Select Wallflower single bulbs and starters $3 each. Many additional sales online and in-store

Big Lots: 30% off cosmetic, bath and fragrance gift sets (in-store only)

CVS: enter code GET20WINTER for 20% off sitewide (expires 1/2)

Lush: BOGOFREE all holiday products and holiday and year-round gifts and soap made before November 2011. 

Rite Aid: enter code 10OFFA50 for $10 off $50 purchase; 50% off Rite Aid brands; 50% off personal care items (expires 12/31)

Sally Beauty: enter code 555367 for up to 70% off red tag clearance items

Sephora: enter code EXTRA for an extra 20% off sale items (expires 1/3)

Victoria's Secret: Semi-Annual Clearance now online. VS Fantasies 7/$35. Extra 20% off swimwear clearance: enter code 20SAND

Walgreens: enter code NEW5 for $5 off $30 purchase. Enter code NEW10 for $10 off $50 purchase. Codes can be applied to sale items. Everyday free shipping on orders of $25+

Yankee Candle: Semi-Annual Sale now online and in-store. Select candles 50% off, select items 75% off

Yves Rocher: enter code BOX1060 for $10 off $50 purchase + 50% off entire site (expires 12/27). Free shipping with $25 purchase


Big thanks to Nouveau Cheap for doing this great blog post I just had to share it with you guys!!


What are you guys getting at the big sales?

XOXO

Friday, December 23, 2011

Holly Jolly Holiday Tag!

Questions:
1. Favorite Christmas Movie?
2. Are you on the Naughty list or the Nice list?
3. Show us an embarrassing Christmas Card photo! (WE KNOW YOU HAVE ONE OK)
4. Have you ever had a White Christmas?
5. Where do you usually spend your holiday?
6.Play or Sing your favorite Christmas Song!
7. Do you open any presents on Christmas Eve?
8. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer?
9. What holiday tradition are you looking forward to most this year?
10. Is your Christmas tree real or fake?
11. Hands down, what's your all-time favorite holiday food and holiday sweet treat?
12. Be Honest: do you like giving gifts or receiving gifts better?
13. Show us your tackiest Christmas attire (ex: Ugly Sweater)
14. What would be your dream place to visit for the holiday season?
15. Does your family have a special holiday recipe you like to help make?
16. Are you a pro-present wrapper, or do you fail miserably?
17. Most memorable Holiday moment?
18. What made you realize the truth about Santa?
19. Do you make New Years Resolutions? Do you stick to them?
20. What makes the Holidays special for you?





I tag you answer the questions in the comments below!!
















XOXO

Friday, December 16, 2011

All About Eye Liner

My favorite liner right now is the NYX Slide on pencils! Love them!
Liners can be a little tricky.  I like smooth liners that stay on all day! A lot to ask I know :P  In the video I talk about pencil liners, gel liners, liquid liners, liner brushes, and tricks on how to apply!

XOXO

Monday, December 12, 2011

Haul: Cherry Culture

Mentioned:
Jumbo eye pencil: Cottage Cheese
JEP: Purple
JEP: Rust

Slide on Eye liner: Purple Blaze, Tropical Green, Golden Bronze

Jumbo Lip pencils: Iced Mocca, Iced Coffee, Pink Nude

Mega Shine Lip Gloss: Golden Pink, Sweet Heart, Sunrise

Have you hauled anything lately?

XOXO

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Naked Again: Naked Palette 2




       Guess what?!! Naked Palette 2 Released! I'm so excited The colors are great as to be expected from Urban Decay products. Overall, this palette has a lot more cooler tones in it.  Foxy, Half Baked, and Chopper are the only warm colors in the palette, whereas the original was pretty much all warm tones.  
         Half Baked was in both palettes, but overall it's a very diverse palette.  It has more matte shades than the original and none of the colors are that similar that I was disappointed in buying both.  At first glance there were two or three colors that I thought were really going to be similar, but once I swatched them I realized that wasn't the case.



The Naked 2 is a hard case that snaps shut but with that comes the feeling of bulk.  The mirror is larger than the first palette but I don't use the mirrors in the packaging anyway so that wasn't a huge deal for me.  The reason I'm drawn to the product is the value $204 worth of eyeshadow + $24 brush + $6 lipgloss=$234 total for just $50.  That's AMAZING!!! LOVE IT!
I don't think that this palette is all that necessary if you have the first one but with the coolers tones included, the matte black, and the fact that the shadows are all neutral, I will get great use out of it!!





XOXO

Drugstore Moisturizer

So I just returned from the dermatologist and she recommended the CeraVe AM moisturizer.  It's SPF 20 and I'm not sure how I feel about that.  I was using the Cetaphil AM moisturizer before but it burned my eyes like CRAZY and I hated using it because of that.  The CeraVe runs around $12.00 and I'm going to go pick it up right now.  I'm going to try and find a travel size to see if I like it has anyone had any experiences with this moisturizer?

Saturday, December 3, 2011

November Beauty Favorites 2011




Cover girl Eyeshadow Tapestry Taupe
Mac's Eyeshadow in Cranberry
NYX Slide On Liner  Pencils (Tropical Green, Golden Bronze, Purple Blaze)
Elf Professional eye liner brush
Instant Age Rewind treatment and concealer in the color Light pale
Revlon Lip Butter in Peach Parfait
Danmari-Nars Blush Palette
Tarte 12 Hour Blush in Exposed
Essie Sole Mate
Waahlaa Back Comb (http://www.ExpressSalonTools.com/Express_Salon_Tools/Welcome.html)
Scentsy Bars in Eskimo Kiss and Kahiko Hula

What were your favorites this month?


XOXO

Friday, November 25, 2011

Searching for a New Foundation!

Hey guys! I'm looking for a new foundation.  Any suggestions?  I am looking into Makeup Forever HD and Matte Velvet, and Laura Mercier Cream Silk Foundation.  All have great reviews.  I need something oil free and on the high end as far as coverage.  Anyone tried any of these or have a holy grail foundation they suggest? Let me know! Thank you!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

New! Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters

 Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butters
(retail: $7.49 each, 0.09 oz)
Love these drugstore beauties! :) They are sooo pigmented and moisturizing.  They are pigmented like a lipsticks, conditioning like a lip balm and shiny like a lipgloss! You get all the best things of a lip product rolled into one! If you aren't wanting a lip tint that just gives a slight flush of color, this product isn't for you.  These are lipstick grade products.
I got mine at Walgreens but they are official and permanent as of January 2011. The packaging is great I will link my video below if you'd like to check it out.  I really want to get Sugar Plum which is a little more natural and would be great for ever day wear, but I'm definitely going to wait for a sale and a coupon before I do since I already have so many! :)


Do you have any lip products you've been loving?

XOXO

Monday, October 31, 2011

Monday Questionnaire

Happy Halloween everyone!!! Today is the last day of October, and Blogtober!  I have really enjoyed Blogtober a lot more than I thought and I've met a lot of sweet people along the way!!! :) I'm so excited to have made new friends and found new blogs through these friends!
Today is Monday so it's time for a questionnaire:
1.) Mood: Excited to see all the cute Halloween Costumes!
2.) When was the last time you carved a pumpkin? I wish it were this week! But I believe it was last year!
3.) What is your favorite Halloween candy? Snickers or Twixt!
4.) What is your favorite Halloween memory? When I was little I won a Gold Fish at a Church party and it live for like five years!!
5.) Do you believe in ghosts/spirits? Yep!
6.) Were you allowed to dress up at school for Halloween as a kid? Yes! But we didn't wear masks or do gross makeup like blood and such.
7.) Did you trick-or-treat as a kid? At what age did you stop? yes, Ummmm I'm not sure but I have lots of little siblings so I know I milked it longer by taking them out!
8.) What is your favorite Halloween movie? Hocus Pocus
9.) Did you dress up for Halloween this year? If so, as what? Nope :/ I'm lame I'm studying for exams while passing out candy..

10.) Weekly goals: Make it through my three exams this week, Smile more and worry less!


My little kitty in his devil costume... he looks thrilled huh?





Copy and past the list to answer in a comment below!
1.) Mood:
2.) When was the last time you carved a pumpkin?
3.) What is your favorite Halloween candy?
4.) What is your favorite Halloween memory?
5.) Do you believe in ghosts/spirits?
6.) Were you allowed to dress up at school for Halloween as a kid?
7.) Did you trick-or-treat as a kid? At what age did you stop?
8.) What is your favorite Halloween movie?
9.) Did you dress up for Halloween this year? If so, as what?

10.) Weekly goals:







XOXO

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Stop the Dry Cracked Winter Hands

Im currently standing outside freezing at a Halloween event and it made me think of how dry my hands get in the Fall/Winter. So I thought I'd do a post on how to keep your hands soft!

1. Before bed but a body butter, moisturizing hand cream or Vaseline on your hands. Then put socks or mittens over them to keep moisture in so it will soak into your hands.
2. Don't excessively wash! Not only does this dry out your hands washing your hands excessively also kills good germs you need to stay healthy during flu season.
3. Put cuticle oil/cream on knuckles as well as nail beds. Cuticle oil/cream tends to be more concentrated than regular lotion, do putting it on dry areas will help keep them soft.
4. Stay away from hot water! As nice as it is to put your hands under a faucet with water after a cold day; hot water pulls out the moisture and drys out the skin. Remember that when you go to take a hot shower!
What do you use to keep your hands soft?

XOXO

Friday, October 28, 2011

Mini Fall Nail Polish Haul

I picked up a couple of Essie nail polishes today! The one on the left is called Sole Mate and the blue one is called Midnight Cami! So cute! I really wanted a deep wine colored polish and I kept picking up Sole Mate so I bought it. I normally HATE blue polishes but this on one was so pretty I had to have it. I'm hoping since it's such a deep color it will work for me :)


Have you hauled any polishes lately?

XOXO

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

$$Beauty Coupons$$


We all want to save a little extra cash with makeup.  Below are a few coupons that are available for a limited time! Check them out! Also, follow http://nouveaucheap.blogspot.com/ for weekly drugstore deals!


XOXO

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Brassy Blonde


If you’ve ever dyed your hair blonde, you’ve probably experienced ‘brass’ on one occasion or another.  Brass is the yellow, orange color hair turns, that depending on your skin tone can be VERY unflattering! Here are a few tip to protect your blonde locks from becoming brassy:
1. Protect your hair's moisture and color by only using styling products formulated for color-treated hair. Chemically lightened hair has been damaged and requires products that provide hydration and are free of alcohol. Alcohol can further dry out the hair


2. Check your Water – Find out if you live in an area where the water supply is high in iron deposits. These deposits can add a brassy tone to your hair when it is washed and rinsed. To fix this problem, add a water softener and iron filter to your shower head.


3. Purple Shampoo – The blue dyes will deposit themselves on your hair shaft, canceling out any brassiness. John Frieda has some inexpensive options, I just bought the shampoo and conditioner! :)




4. Go back to your colorist and request a toner, if you find your hair has become an undesired tint this doesn't have to be brassy necessarily, my hair turned grey and they put toner in it to correct that as well . 


Here are some brassy blondes so you can see what it is! I've seen a lot of girls with over processed hair that have this problem and it looks A LOT worse than these celebs!
..... does this picture need a comment?

You can really see it in the ends of her hair.
Hope this is helpful!!

XOXO




Monday, October 24, 2011

NOTD


Orly's Rage
Such a gorgeous color!



What's your favorite polish right now??
XOXO

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness: Beauty Style

I have a family friend who has struggled with breast Cancer she is such a sweet and incredibly kind person.

Here are links to check out that I found helpful or had very inspirational stories about people with cancer. Enjoy!

Donate to the National Breast Cancer Foundation

The picture of the little girl just is the cutest thing and the story is amazing!

This is a whole site of Breast Cancer Survivor stories!





XOXO


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Everyday Eye Tutorial

I've been practicing filming tutorials, they are lot harder than they look!

Two Faced Shadow Insurance
Sigma E70
MAC e/s Shroom
Sigma E 60
MAC e/s All That Glitters
Sigma E40
MAC e/s Sushi Flower
Sigma E70
Naked Palette- Urban Decay's Buck
Naked Palette- Urban Decay's Dark Horse
NYC waterproof Eyeliner in Dark Brown
Sigma E30
Mascara L'oreal Double extend Beauty Tubes in Blackest Black

Cheeks
Sigma F40
ELF Duo

Lips
MAC lipstick in Hug Me
Ulta lip gloss in Princess






What are your fav shadows for everyday looks?

XOXO

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Sephora Friends and Family SALE!

This sale is so awesome because Sephora rarely has sales, so it's nice to get big ticket items for a good deal! 
Here are the conditions for the sale:
  • Offer valid from10/20/11 through 11/02/11 at 11:59 pm PST/PDT with any merchandise order from Sephora.com.
  • Each online promo code can only be used once and cannot be used in retail stores or Sephora stories inside of JC Penny.
  • Each promo code may only be used one time, is non-transferable, is not valid on previous purchases, on Canadian online purchases, nor with the purchase of eGift certificates or gift cards.
  • Only one promo code per email address, and only five email addresses per computer.
  • This code cannot be used in conjunction with other pronotions or offers.


To receive your very own 20% off promotional code CLICK HERE
Leave a comment below and let me know what you plan to haul from Sephora!!!


Here is one of my favorite gurus giving her tips!



XOXO

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

AMAZING Deal Tarte: Lipsurgence Kit

      I saw this deal deal and couldn't resist I knew I had to tell you about it! One of these Lipsurgence retail for $24. Right now ULTA, and I believe Sephora are carrying a kit by Tarte that is five of these colors for $30.  CRAZY RIIIGHT? I jumped on this deal and I ABSOLUTELY love them! They are minty, smooth, and moisturizing.  The glitter ones don't feel as smooth to me but it's not enough that I wouldn't wear the product!

Each set includes 5 limited-edition LipSurgence lip tints in the following shades:

  • Perky (soft carnation pink tint)
  • Swank (light cherry tint)
  • Flashy (bright iridescent fuchsia luster)
  • Dazzled (pearly coral pink luster)
  • Glitzy (antique pink luster)


  •  It claims to "give lips a natural shimmering flush while softening and moisturizing lips. Natural peppermint adds a refreshing burst of flavor with each application. Clinically proven proprietary blend naturally increases lips moisture content by 6000% on a cellular level after 28 days."

    Contains:
    Vitamin C: antioxidant free radical fighter that prevents premature signs of aging, while brightening skin.
    Vitamin E: anti-inflammatory emollient and protects against free radical damage.
    peppermint oilnatural fragrance cools and soothes inflamed or irritated skin.
    Jojoba seed oil: natural soothing extract that leaves skin soft and supple.



    Top to bottom: Dazzled, Swank, Glitzy, Flashy, Perky
    Top to bottom: Dazzled, Swank
    Top to bottom: Glitzy, Flashy, Perky


    What are you waiting for? Go check it out and let me know what you think!


    XOXO



    Monday, October 17, 2011

    Monday Questionnaire

    I saw this Monday Questionnaire and thought it would be really cool to do these on Monday for Blogtober, and to see all of your answers too! Below are all the questions! What are you waiting for?! :)


    1.) Mood: Tired, discouraged.  That's okay tomorrow will be better! :D 

    2.) What do you hear right now? Silence is GOLDEN! After a crazy weekend of traveling, it's nice to hear nothing but typing on my keyboard!


    3.) Do you have any tattoos? No.  Not really my thing


    4.) Current nail polish: None... But I think I'm going to paint the Orly's Rage later.  BEAUTIFUL rose gold color that I LOOOVE!


    5.) What is your favorite pair of shoes? Either my black heeled boots with studs or my coral Cole Haan shoes I got this summer!


    6.) Current outfit: A long sleeve shirt from Buckle that's black, rust and brown (very fall), which my capri sweats. (I was traveling today and am relaxing on my bed in comfy clothes)


    7.) Do you collect anything?... What don't I collect?!  :P  Other than makeup, I used to collect antique perfume bottles which I still love but have stopped collecting for some strange reason.  I also collect just pretty girly things, I collect china dolls, tea sets, and shoe and purse mini's that are really gorgeous.


    8.) What is your favorite perfume (or body/soap scent if you don't wear perfume)? Lucky perfume! I've wore it since I was in high school and love it for fall.  Though for Spring I like Burberry's Brit sheer.


    9.) Do you feel younger or older than your current age? ummmm I guess I feel older, with my health and such I always feel like a little old granny! : p Thats okay though cookies for everyone!!! :D


    10.) Weekly goals: Film a tutorial for youtube (with my new camera yay!!!), stretch everyday, find something to be thankful for everyday. 


    Copy and paste the list to answer in a comment below!
    1.) Mood:
    2.) What do you hear right now?
    3.) Do you have any tattoos?
    4.) Current nail polish:
    5.) What is your favorite pair of shoes?
    6.) Current outfit:
    7.) Do you collect anything?
    8.) What is your favorite perfume (or body/soap scent if you don't wear perfume)?
    9.) Do you feel younger or older than your current age?
    10.) Weekly goals:

    Sunday, October 16, 2011

    Top Three Mac Eyeshadows

    All That Glitters- This was one of my first shades and I LOVE it! It's a gold, peachy, pink color.  It would look good on all skin types and just has a gorgeous finish.  When I first put it on I was a little... Meh. But then its sets to this gorgeous color that works great as an all over the lid color! So beautiful! It's a veluxe pearl and super beautiful! I love this color because you can sweep it over the lid and it gives your eyes dimension, in other words it looks like you are wearing more than one color.

    Woodwinked- This is a beautiful brown color with a bright gold finish. So gorgeous! I also love this because of the dimension if gives your eyes.  This is also a veluxe pearl shadow and has a super soft consistency.  This looks great as a lid color, crease color, or both in one sweep!


    Shroom- This is a Soft beige that's pearlescent, a little lighter than the picture below.  It's a very subtle color that is great for highlighting under brow bone, inner corner of the eyes and even the lid for just a nice sheen.  This a satin finish so it's a little different than the other two but great for everyday neutral eye use!

    Friday, October 14, 2011

    Lilly Pulitzer: Stuck on you

    I LOOVE this I saw it on the Glizy-Glam site and I love it but they only have the blue one! So today I went out and bought the Stuck on You set in Bloomers! It's pink gotta love it!!
    Tis is the one I bought it's sooo cute and pink!  I think it's called Bloomers!

    This is the "Do the Wave"  set

    It comes with four different types of stickies. One thats a normal sticky size, four different flag size, a narrow size for reminders and an even more narrow size for little lists and they all come in a cute little book that keeps them all organized! I just had to have it for school and for $4.95 you can't go wrong!
    XOXO

    Tuesday, October 11, 2011

    Happy Birthday

    This is a non-beauty related post but a very special post all the same.  Today is a very important day.  Today is the birthday of the strongest person I know.  A person who has faced tremendous adversity with grace and patience.  Someone who has sacrificed so much for others and gets so little in return.  Someone who has held me in her warm embrace through the struggles of life, and celebrated with me through many triumphs.  She is super woman in EVERY sense! Sometimes I just don't know how she does it and still manages to stay sane... Although lets face it she is a little crazy. :P  She has taught me so much in life and has helped shape who I am, and through her example shows me who I want to be. Happy Birthday to the most wonderful, spectacular, amazing person I know... I love you Mom.

    XOXO


    Monday, October 10, 2011

    Review: Moisture+ Tinted Carmax





    Also, check out their website, they have a TON of stuff I didn't even know about!!!:D


    Active Ingredients 
    Octinoxate - 6 %Sunscreen , Oxybenzone - 5 %Sunscreen

    Inactive Ingredients
    Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (Aloe Butter) , Beeswax , Butyrospermum Parkii Fruit (Shea Butter) , C10-30 Cholesterol , Lanosterol Esters , Camphor , Caprylic , Capric Triglyceride , Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil (Safflower) , Cocos Nucifera Oil , Ethylhexyl Palmitate , Euphorbia Cerifera Wax (Candelilla) , Flavor , Isopropyl Palmitate , Lecithin , Limnanthes Alba Seed Oil (Meadowfoam) , Meadowfoam Delta-Lactone , Menthol , Olea Europaea Oil Unsaponifiables (Olive) , Ozokerite , Palmitoyl Oligopeptide , Paraffin , Persea Gratissima (Avocado Butter) , Phenol , PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Myristate , Ricinus Communis Seed Oil (Castor) , Saccharin , Sorbitan Isostearate , Tocopherol Linoleate (Vitamin E) , Tribehenin

    Sunday, October 9, 2011

    Fall Beauty Wish list

    I thought I'd do a fall wish list of things I've been interested on that have come out or are great for the fall season.

     Chanel Peridot Le Vernis- I've heard so much about this color and at first I was like..... meh. But then the more I looked at it and saw swatches the more I REALLY like this color and think it's a gorgeous color for the fall. The green and gold duochrome just makes it unlike other colors and soooo different. It is a limited addition color and it's crazy hard to find.

     MAC Blush in Gingerly- This is just such a gorgeous peach for fall.  It's so versatile and I would love it in my collection.
     MAC eyeshadow in Cranberry- I've gone back and forth about this color it's a purple/red toned color that's gorgeous for fall and just a really beautiful color in general.
     MAC MSF in Lightscapade- This came out in their Fall Color collection. It's a limited addition color and many people have said it's their holy grail highlighter.
    Duo Body Butter from the Body shop- I have never tried body butters from the body shop but have hear amazing things. This particular one is really cool because it comes with a light moisturizer and a more thick, rich moisturizer so this would be a great product to use all year round.

    Essie Nail polish in Angora Cardi- I saw this color on someone and said " I have to have it" It's a gorgeous might mauve color. It gets darker with more coats and I just think it's stunning for fall.


    What's on your fall wish list??

    XOXO