Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2018 BeautyDeals!

Hi all!  Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope everyone’s having an amazing day! I’m back with my third round of Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals!

This time I have some haircare, bath and body, and misc. beauty products that you can get for a steal:


The Mane Choice


The Mane Choice: During Black Friday weekend, The Mane Choice will be running a 50% off promo on The offer code will be CHOICE50.


Leonor Greyl

Leonor Greyl Spend 125 dollars and get the Black Friday goodie Bag Volume Kit with:

Two full sizes products:

  • Voluforme
  • Mousse au Lotus Volumatrice

Two travel sizes:

  • Bain Volumateur Aux Algues
  • Masque Fleurs de Jasmin

The 50 gold comb

All this in the black pouch nubuck.  Free Shipping. Starts on Wednesday November 21st and end on Monday November 26th at midnight.

Juara  promo period this year is from Wednesday November 21st to Monday November 26th

1)      The membership promo: Become a JUARA preferred customer for $5. Usually it cost $29 annual fee to become a JUARA Preferred Customer and get all those perks, including 15% off on every order all year, and free shipping on orders $90 or more.

2)      Great promo for existing Preferred Customers — Receive 20% on all JUARA PLUS Free shipping on ALL orders, PLUS a very cool branded

 JUARA cosmetic bag with purchase of $50 or more

Rebels Refinery
Rebels Refinery
Rebels Refinery
Black Friday
25% off sitewide with the code BLACKFRIDAY
11/23- 11/26
Baby Foot Exfoliant

Baby Foot Exfoliant
Buy One, Get One FREE! $25 for two boxes
Black Friday only

Hydrating Products For Winter Skin and Hair — Part 1

My skin and hair are so dry right now!  The weather in Kansas City has really been fluctuating.  One day it’s 30 degrees F, and the next day its 60.  It’s messing me up!

I received the following products for my honest review:

JUARA Coconut Illipe Hand & Nail Balm
JUARA Coconut Illipe Hand & Nail Balm

JUARA Coconut Illipe Hand & Nail Balm ($20 USD) — This amazing smelling hand balm is really saving my chapped hands and cuticles! It contains Illipe Butter plus Coconut, Candlenut and Buriti Oils.  These really hydrate and heal rough skin.  I also love that this absorbs quickly..

Available now at

Jason Calming Lavender Hand & Body Lotion
Jason Calming Lavender Hand &; Body Lotion

Jason Calming Lavender Hand & Body Lotion ($5.60 on Amazon) — This is a rich, non-greasy lotion.  I like to use it on my hands as well as my body because it instantly sinks in and I can work on my computer or phone right away!   It contains a blend of Vitamin C & E and Kukui Nut Oil.  It has a very light lavender scent which is very nice!

Purchase at and learn more at

Flawless by Gabrielle Union Heat Protection Spray
Flawless by Gabrielle Union Heat Protection Spray

Flawless by Gabrielle Union Heat Protection Spray ($19 USD) — I air dry my hair, but use a straightening iron to style. My hair has been so dry this winter and hot styling doesn’t help!  This product really reduces the damaging effects of this.  This shields hair with a liquid barrier of thermal protection up to 450 degrees. Contains a blend of Argan, Avocado and Marula Oils, alongside naturally-derived Pea Protein, to increase elasticity and to prevent breakage. Once I spray it on, my flat iron glides through my hair and it looks hydrated and smooth.  Yay!

Purchase at  Right now use code XOXO for 40% off sitewide!

I have been loving these products.  Since I am getting tired (what a week!), I am going to feature more of my fave hydrating products in Part 2 on Sunday February 18th…stay tuned!


Cyber Monday Deals!

It’s Cyber Monday!  Have you been picking up some great beauty deals?  I know there are great ones out there.

Here are some steals to consider while you are enjoying the online sales:

Vendome Beaute
Vendome Beaute

NEW from Vendome Beaute is this holiday season’s perfect stocking stuffer, rosewater eyeshadows, now at 40% off for today only! Vendome Beaute just hit the scene and is quickly becoming this season’s beauty must have with its botanical-infused color line, that goes on velvety smooth to create the perfect look for any occasion. The rosewater infused eyeshadows are highly pigmented and finely milled to give an all-around luxurious look and feel. Any makeup lover will adore a customized combination of the single eyeshadows. Vendome Beaute offers 33 striking hues, that allow you to mix and match colors to create a gift that is tailored to your specific Vendome girl. Each single eyeshadow is 40% off original retail of $26.00 and can be purchased on

Macadamia Professional
Macadamia Professional

Receive 25% off all Macadamia Professional products on with the code GIFT25 only on Cyber Monday.


Receive 25% off all éprouvage products on with the code HOLIDAY25

Phyto Paris
Phyto Paris

For a limited time, PHYTO will be offering 40% OFF your entire purchase on 

Ariana Grande Fragrances
Ariana Grande Fragrances

Play footsie and get tickled pink in these must-have, cozy pom-pom socks! Your gift with any fragrance purchase of $49.00 or more at, from the ARIANA GRANDE fragrance collection.


   11/28-12/6 Cyber Week promotion

·         Tiered offer:

·         Save $20 off $100

·         Save $60 off $200



50% off Cyber Monday at

Marula Beauty
Marula Beauty

Offering 30% off all products site wide


Juara, the Indonesian-inspired, botanical skincare brand, will offer a BUY 2 PRODUCTS, GET 1 FREE promotion on Bonus: Free shipping on all orders.

Votre Vu, known for its botanically activated skincare and makeup (with delightfully rich aromatic profiles), will offer 20% ALL products site wide. And orders over $75 will receive a FREE FULL SIZED Eiffel Power mascara. Go to

Are you picking up any of these great deals?



Holiday Gift Guide — Sweet Smelling Bath And Body Gifts!

I love creating my holiday gift guides!  There are so many wonderful gifts to give this season–and I love sharing my favorites!

Below are amazing gifts from L’Occitane, Philosophy, Yes to and Juara:

Holiday 2016 Advent Calendar - L'OCCITANE en Provence
Holiday 2016 Advent Calendar – L’OCCITANE en Provence

L’OCCITANE en Provence Holiday 2016 Advent Calendar ($55 USD) – A captivating advent calendar with 24 exclusive gifts for a fun way to beautify the countdown to the holidays.

Discover L’OCCITANE’s homage to beauty. Treat yourself to a must-have skin care, bath and body, or hand care gift every day with this Advent calendar. Open all 24 château doors and find a surprise hidden behind each one.

Featuring a selection of best sellers, this calendar is filled with 24 days of beauty products, including lotions, soaps, body washes, etc. Indulge a loved one or treat yourself to a luxurious pre-holiday gift with the L’Occitane Holiday Beauty Advent Calendar.

Juara Candlenut Obsession Trio ($28 USD) –This trio features travel friendly sizes of JUARA’s Candlenut Body Polish, Candlenut Hydrating Shower Gel and Candlenut Body Crème.

Juara Bali Escape Limited Edition Set ($35 USD) –Experience the scents of Bali with a limited edition set of their deliciously rich hand and nail balm paired with a purse ready rollerball in their signature fragrance.

Purchase at

Philosophy Loveswept Holiday Collection
Philosophy Loveswept Holiday Collection

Philosophy Loveswept Holiday Collection ($57 USD) — sweep her off her feet this season with a soft floral fragrance that sparkles with energy and romance. loveswept opens with fresh bergamot and citrus, the heart blooms with pink jasmine, then rests on creamy amber that stays close to the skin. this collection includes the scent in 3 formulas for body and bath that layer beautifully for an indulgent head-to-toe experience. includes eau de toilette 2 oz.; shampoo, bath & shower gel 8 oz. and whipped body crème 4 oz.

Purchase at


Yes To Argan Oil Fig Liquid Hand Soap:  Yes To Argan Oil Fig Liquid Hand Soap is formulated with brightening and conditioning argan oil and fig extract to get hands squeaky clean and ready for the mani-cam.

Yes To Marula Oil Mango Liquid Hand Soap: Yes To Marula Oil Mango Liquid Hand Soap is formulated with age defying and protecting marula oil and mango extract to get hands squeaky clean and insta-ready.

Yes To PrimRose Oil Coriander Liquid Hand Soap:  Yes To PrimRose Oil Coriander Liquid Hand Soap is formulated with calming and soothing primRose oil and coriander extract to get hands squeaky clean and relaxed after a long day of texting.

Purchase in Walmart stores only.

L'Occitane Delicious Almond Gift
L’Occitane Delicious Almond Gift

L’Occitane Delicious Almond Gift ($75 USD) — Indulge and pamper with the delicious, mouthwatering scents and luxurious textures of our Almond Collection, made with sustainably-sourced almond from the South of France.

This limited-edition body care gift contains:

– Almond Shower Oil 16.8 fl. oz.

– Almond Milk Concentrate 3.3 fl. oz.

– Almond Delicious Hand Cream 1 oz.

– Almond Soap 1.76 oz.

– Almond Supple Skin Oil 0.5 fl. oz.

– L’Occitane Holiday Box

Purchase at

Philosophy Shimmering Snowlace Bath And Shower Gel ($18 USD) — make the most of a snow-filled night and create a cozy bathing experience with shimmering snowlace. this award-winning multi-tasking shampoo, shower gel and bubble bath conditions as it cleanses, leaving skin and hair silky soft and lightly perfumed with an ethereal floral fragrance.

Philosophy Christmas Cookie Bath And Shower Gel ($18 USD) — capture the essence of christmas morning with christmas cookie shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath. feel wrapped in warmth and comfort, as the moisturizing formula gently cleanses and conditions skin and hair. the buttery, sugar cookie scent is sure to bring back childhood christmas memories.

Available at


Hydrating Skincare For The New Season

I try a lot of new skincare each year, and LOVE it! There are so many amazing brands and products available that can change the texture of skin and help with fine lines and wrinkles.

The products below are my current faves:

Erborian Bamboo Crème Frappée
Erborian Bamboo Crème Frappée

Erborian Bamboo Crème Frappée ($43 USD) — With a unique slush-like texture that melts effortlessly into skin on contact, the Bamboo Crème Frappée instantly helps revive dehydrated skin. This intensely moisturizing cream helps to energize and refresh the skin while providing comfort and hydration. Apply the fresh gel to your skin in the morning and at night, or use as a makeup base to reveal smoother and softer feeling skin.

What I think:  This is a cool moisturizer.  It has a slushie gel consistency that melts into skin.  I like using it in the morning, since it is so refreshing, plus it softens my dry skin.  Great for every day!

Purchase at

JUARA’s Clove Flower & Turmeric Anti-Aging Serum
JUARA’s Clove Flower & Turmeric Anti-Aging Serum

JUARA’s Clove Flower & Turmeric Anti-Aging Serum ($65 USD) — Get glowing radiant skin! This reparative oil-free and fragrance-free serum addresses the visible signs of premature skin aging. It boosts radiance, reduces the appearance of fine lines and increases firmness using a powerful combination of turmeric, clove flower, watermelon extract, sea algae, hyaluronic acid, goji fruit and palm peptides. Clove flower and turmeric help brighten and even out the appearance of the skin.  Plant Peptides, Goji Fruit and Golden Bamboo help firm and smooth skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines, while Sweet Pea naturally exfoliates. Fresh sea algae, watermelon extract and hyaluronic acid plump the look of the skin and infuse skin with immediate vitality and hydration. After only a few applications your skin will look smoother, more radiant and vibrant, while feeling firmer and more plump to the touch, results get even better with prolonged use.

What I think:  I use serums twice a day, so am always looking for a great one.  This serum is light and fragrance-free, which is so helpful with my sensitive skin.  It helps firm and hydrate my skin.  I love to apply a moisturizer over it to lock in the hydration and keep my skin smooth all day.

Purchase at

Votre Vu Tragic Magic Rescue Crème ($40 USD) —  It soothes, decongests, desensitizes, rebalances and stabilizes the flush of hyper-reactive skin. That’s not all. It will also reinforce the protective barrier of your skin to ward off those pesky free radicals and save the day. Tragic Magic Rescue Crème is designed to correct the excessive sensitivity of the facial skin and restore equilibrium to the self-defending barrier of highly reactive skin. Immediately, the skin is calmed with lime, then desensitized and decongested by a blend of skin defenders. Jojoba, rose hips, calophyllum, soja and avocado insaponifiables protect and balance skin’s defenses and, with the protection of vitamin E against cell-damaging free radicals, your skin can re-hydrate to regain a balanced moisture level.

Votre Vue Attentive Crème de Nuit ($49. USD) — Designed to lavishly attend to the needs of your sensitive skin, this organic night crème is here to save face. Luscious and delicate with a soft, velvety texture, Attentive Crème de Nuit completely calms and moisturizes even the most sensitive skin all the way through to morning light. A select group of active moisturizing plant agents including borage and tamanu oils, in addition to shea butter, blended with milk proteins and algae extracts, produce a superlative essential night treatment. Instantly comforting, this crème is ideal to help skin recover and reform.

What I think: Votre Vu is a French skincare company that I haven’t tried before.  Both of these creams are rich and soothing.  The Tragic Magic (great name!) cream is very rich, but not greasy at all.  It is nice to use at night when my sensitive skin is irritated.  The Attentive Crème is lighter and so nice to use every night.  I wake up in the morning and my skin hydrated, clear and ready for the day!

Purchase at

Talika Bio Enzymes Mask Hydrating
Talika Bio Enzymes Mask Hydrating

Talika’s Bio Enzymes Mask ($13.75) includes Chamomile and Arnica, helping to soothe and heal the skin. It has a three dimensional structure to retain a very high concentration of active ingredients which are spread evenly over the skin.

It acts like a “second skin”. With alpine herbs, sodium hyaluronate and hydrophilic sugars, it restores dry, sensitive skins. After use, the skin is perfectly mosturized*, softened, soothed and infinitely more beautiful.

What I think: This is an interesting mask.  It is almost like a gel sheet.  When I placed it on my skin, it molded to my face.  I left it on for about 15 minutes.  After I removed it, I rubbed in the excess serum.  Then I let my skin dry and afterwards it was very soft.  It even hydrated rough spots on my forehead.    This is fabulous for dry and dull skin.

Available at and


Give the Gift of Beautiful Skin This Holiday Season



Looking to give a little bit of luxury for the holiday season? Skincare for the face or body make fantastic gifts for ladies (or genetlemen) who love their skin. Try one of the following from the great skin care companies Liz Earle, Weleda and Juara, or visit their websites and choose a different gift. Enjoy!

Liz Earle Superskin Try-Me Kit ($47.50) — includes:

Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, Instant Boost Skin Tonic, Superskin Moisturiser, Superskin Concentrate, and Superskin Eye & Lip Treatment.

Liz Earle creates natural skincare that is so good for your skin and leaves it glowing. This is especially good for aging skin, it will definately help your skin look younger!

Visit to learn more and to purchase this and many other holiday skincare kits from Liz Earle.

Another great Liz Earle gift is her new book, Skin Care Secrets: How to have Healthy Beautiful Skin Naturally ($24.95 USD Paperback, Firefly books). This give an age-to-age guide on beuatiful, natural skin. This is availaible at or bookstores everywhere.

Weleda Pomegranate Body Care Travel Kit ($9.99 USD) has everything that aging skin needs to be completely renewed, revitalized and protected. It’s a conveniently sized sampling of our Pomegranate Regenerating Body Care line to get you started turning back the clock on your skin’s natural beauty.

Pomegranate Regenerating Body Oil 0.32 fl OZ (10ml)
Pomegranate Regenerating Hand Cream 0.3 fl OZ (10g)
Pomegranate Creamy Body Wash 0.72 OZ (20g)

Juara has a couple of beautiful tropical skin care sets that will take you away this holiday season they are:

The Beyond Paradise Holiday Set ($45.00 USD — a $53.00 value) — includes the Candlenut Hydrating Shower Gel and Candlenut Hand & Body Balm.

The Escape to Bali Holiday Set ($28.oo USD — a $38.00 value) —  includes the Candlenut Perfume Oil and travel size Candlenut Hand & Body Balm together for $28 (a $38 value).

Visit to learn more and to purchase.

Juara — Natural Indonesian Skin Care

Looking for a different type of skin care company? Juara skin care is a fusion active botanicals of Indonesian herbal recipes and Western science to create products that represent the best the east and west. They combine active botanicals such as rice, tamarind, turmeric, candlenut oil, healing teas and red sandalwood with modern technology and innovation to deliver quality treatments.

I recommend the following products from the line:

Rice Facial Cleanser ($25.00) — This gentle cleanser contains rice starch to remove make-up and also condition the skin. Rice starch also contains soothing and softening properties and is rich in amino acids and protein. I enjoy a good cleanser, I believe that it sets the stage for a good skin care regimen. I really love that my skin feels clean but not dry after this cleanser and is ready for my moisturizer!

Sweet Black Tea & Ginger Mattefying Moisturizer (oil-free) ($48.00) — My skin is combination and can get a little oily throughout the day. The website describes that, “this light gel-creme combines the age-defying benefits of fermented sweet black tea with the shine-reducing and purifying properties of ginger for a luminous matte finish. Completely oil-free and specially formulated for oily skin, it immediately reduces shine while at the same time helping delay and reverse signs of aging.” I have used other mattefying moisturizers that dry out my combination skin, but this lotion is so moisturizing — just not greasy! It is also paraben-free, alcohol-free, unfragranced and oil-free. 

Candlenut Lip Balm SPF 20 ($18.00) — It’s lip balm season! At least for me it is — my lips can really feel the cold air and they are already becoming dry.  This protective lip balm arrives in a very lovely mirror compact plus it relieves dry and chapped lips. With a great SPF 20, it will protect your lips from UVA and UVB rays of the sun with effective broad-spectrum sunscreens to help prevent aging and skin cancer. It contains candlenut, jojoba and olive oils and is scented with Indonesian citrus fruits. Very nice!

Visit to purchase these wonderful products. Enjoy!