Makeup That’s Perfect For Valentine’s Day!

What are you doing this Saturday…Valentine’s Day?!! Are you going out? Or staying in, wink, wink?

Either way, a soft and pretty, or a darker, sexy look will be perfect for a romantic date, or a fun time out with the girls!

My picks for gorgeous Valentine’s Day makeup include pretty blushes and a great contouring system, dramatic lipsticks and lip glosses and sexy eye shadow palettes:

Milani Rose Powder Blush ($7.99 USD) — Now this is a blush that deserves to be seen! Gorgeous in the compact, even prettier on cheeks, this petal soft, natural-finish powder shapes, contours and highlights. Streaks? Never. Easy to use? Always. In ultra-flattering shades that you just can’t live without.

Purchase at http://www.milanicosmetics.com and in drugstores near you.

Pur Minerals Chateau Cheeks Cream Blush ($18 USD) — Highlight and accent your cheeks with velvety colour cream blush featuring built-in Farm to Jar™ skincare. As you add natural depth and warmth to your complexion, your skin will drink in the anti-aging benefits of vine-fresh Resveratrox® and Vitisin, harvested exclusively for Pür from Bordeaux’s famed wine region. Taken from the finest wine-producing French grapes, these key ingredients have been shown to soften the look of lines and brighten the skin’s appearance. Château Cheeks Cream Blush contains NO mineral oil, petrolatum or lanolin oil and is non-comedogenic. Paraben-free. Gluten-free.

Available a http://www.purminerals.com.

Laura Mercier Flawless Contouring Palette ($50 USD) — Contouring is a professional technique commonly used on editorial photo shoots as it works with lighting and shadows to recreate an illusion. Through her artisan lens and years of working as a professional makeup artist, Laura has carefully chosen these neutral shades in a darker range that help sculpt the face. The extraordinary cream formula is more blendable than typical contouring powders, allowing for a natural, flawless, fool-proof application every time.

This palette includes: 3 neutral brown matte crèmes – for shading; Contour #1, Contour in Medium #2,  Contour in Deep #3

2 crème highlighters (light and dark) – for light reflection; Highlight #1, Highlight #2

Laura’s step-by-step tutorial

Available at http://www.lauramercier.com.

Vincent Longo Lip Cheek Gel Stain ($24 USD) — Dual-purpose colour stain is extremely long wearing and perfect for an active lifestyle. Layers directly over moisturized lips and cheeks to deliver a beautiful wash of sheer color.

Available at http://www.vincentlongo.com

essence longlasting lipstick ($4.99 USD) — Whether you’ve been struck by Cupid’s arrow or you’re planning a night out with the girls, don’t let lack-luster lips ruin your Valentine’s Day beauty look! Get your pout smooch-ready with kissable shades of reds and playful pinks using essence cosmetics longlasting lipsticks and XXXL shine lipglosses (not pictured).

Available at http://www.ulta.com

Pur Minerals Chateau Kisses Lip-Plumping Lip Gloss ($18 USD) — This one-of-a-kind lip-plumping lip gloss packs a pout-perfecting punch with age-defying Resveratrox®, freshly harvested from Bordeaux’s finest wine-producing grapes! This exclusive Farm to Jar™ ingredient hydrates dry lips and helps reverse visible signs of early aging, including lip lines and wrinkles. Never sticky or tacky, this luscious, lip-plumping lip gloss formula provides hours of dewy colour along with visibly softer, smoother lips—even after the gloss comes off! Paraben-free. Gluten-free.

Available at http://www.purminerals.com

Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshine ($9.99 USD) — This isn’t a shadow, it’s a shine. This extraordinary eye-enhancing, game-changing gloss can be swept on bare lids. Just tap the applicator onto the color and glide over the eye, starting close to the lashline. From there, simply blend and build with the applicator or your fingertip. In fact, it’s so easy to get glowing with this gloss, your hardest task will be picking a palette. Available in four shade quartettes named for Italy’s starriest, most beloved cities, the lineup includes Milan (soft pinks and taupes), Rome (a pack of rich lavenders and purples), Florence (think copper, bronze, gold) and Venice (icy white and cool blues). Sexy and glamorous, but an effortless addition to your makeup routine, Fierce Foil Eyeshine is runway inspired, “real way” designed.

Available at http://www.milanicosmetics.com and drugstores.

Urban Decay Shadow Box ($34 USD) — Inspired by Urban Decay’s long-running Ammo Palette, with a completely updated (and even bigger) shade range, Shadow Box is the perfect all-in-one palette. Whether you’re new to Urban Decay or you’ve got a whole stash of UD products on your vanity, the Shadow Box is one palette you need in your arsenal.

What You Get: Sin (champagne shimmer), Indo (bright metallic emerald green shimmer), Bordello (pale mauve shimmer w/gold micro-glitter), Tornado (vibrant deep purple shimmer), Smog (deep coppery bronze shimmer), Blackout (blackest black matte), Flash (bright iridescent purple shimmer), Mushroom (warm gray shimmer), Lost (medium metallic brown shimmer), Freelove (golden vibrant peach shimmer), Moonshadow (bright navy blue shimmer w/tonal sparkle) and Baked Cowboy (golden bronze shimmer w/tonal sparkle).

Available at http://www.urbandecay.com

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstars on the Go Breakfast at Tiffany’s ($55 USD) — Two-minute, two-step pocket-palette for a full eye-cheek-&-lip look in an instant. Inspired by Charlotte’s favorite past and modern day beauty icons, these five creamy lip-to-cheek colours have been paired with their perfect molten metal eye shadow partner for an easy look in a palette. Designed for women who are lacking in either time or makeup application skills (or both!) – these compacts are perfect for sheer, buildable and easy-to-handle application in a dash. Berry Flux Vita increases Hyaluronic Acid to moisturise the skin, protecting the epidermis from dehydration, microfine pigment technology ensures high colour performance and a long-lasting finish, while a perfect balance of waxes and oils eases application for a soft creamy texture which glides on without pulling on the delicate skin around the eye with Apricot Seed Oil to provide antioxidant and anti-ageing properties. (Shades: Breakfast At Tiffany’s, Some Like It Hot, Rebel Without A Cause, All About Eve, The Spy Who Loved Me).

http://www.charlottetilbury.com

What is your makeup look going to be this V-Day?  Leave a comment and let me know!

Urban Decay Spring 2015 Products Are Here!

Urban Decay has a great group of spring products available now. They include a gorgeous sheer lipstick, the Naked line powder foundation and concealer and a mascara freshener.  A what??? Read on and learn more!

Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick in Rapture
Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick in Rapture

Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick in Rapture ($22 USD) — This is a sheer version of Urban Decay’s Sheer Revolution Lipstick. Every shade has a rich, creamy feel and a gorgeous, high-shine finish. This sheer version hugs your lips and has a buttery-smooth application without feeling like it’s going to slide off. The Pigment Infusion System™ gives Sheer Revolution Lipstick its super creamy texture, superior color dispersion and extended wear. The formula is laced with Maxi-Lip™ (which defines and hydrates lips while making them look plumper and fuller), along with a nourishing blend of oils and antioxidants. Shea butter and jojoba, olive and babassu oils moisturize and condition, while vitamin C and vitamin E provide a hit of antioxidants.

Unlike a traditional bullet, Sheer Revolution Lipstick comes in a trimline-style component that supports its soft, creamy formula and prevents breakage while providing full-lip coverage in a single swipe. Available in 10 gorgeous shades!

Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation
Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation

Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation ($36 USD) — Want a foundation that delivers amazing coverage, lasts all day and works wet AND dry? Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation delivers. The advanced, velvety formula provides weightless, buildable coverage with a luminous, demi-matte finish for a Naked Skin feel. Want a foundation that delivers amazing coverage, lasts all day and works wet AND dry? Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation delivers. The advanced, velvety formula provides weightless, buildable coverage with a luminous, demi-matte finish for a Naked Skin feel.

Naked Skin Powder Foundation comes in a range of meticulously calibrated shades. Our shade-matching system provides a clear starting point for finding your perfect shade: the first part represents shade intensity, and the second indicates shade undertone.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer
Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer ($28 USD) – Hide even your most scandalous flaws. Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer gives you buildable, even coverage with a luminous, demi-matte finish. Ultra lightweight, this high-tech formula melds like a second skin to give you full coverage in an instant. For complete coverage, just keep building; no matter how much you apply, Naked Skin Concealer always blends beautifully and NEVER settles into fine lines.

Naked Skin Concealer has lots of ingredients that are good for your skin. Matrixyl 3000 contains anti-wrinkle peptides to improve skin’s youthful appearance and elasticity. Japanese green tea revitalizes and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines. Litchiderm™ (derived from lychee fruit) protects against dehydration, resulting in a brighter, more radiant complexion. And sodium hyaluronate helps skin attract and retain moisture.

Naked Skin Concealer comes in a range of meticulously calibrated shades that coordinate with Naked Skin Powder Foundation. Our shade-matching system provides a clear starting point for finding your perfect shade: the first part represents shade intensity, and the second indicates shade undertone.

Urban Decay Mascara Resurrection
Urban Decay Mascara Resurrection

Urban Decay Mascara Resurrection ($16 USD) — The hardest part about touching up your makeup before a night out? Not being able to reapply your mascara. Until now. The ultimate do-over, Mascara Resurrection brings your mascara back to life so you can keep piling it on. Like a killer lash comb in liquid form, this clear refreshing serum combs through lashes to soften mascara and get your lashes ready for another coat. And the curved fiber brush really grabs onto lashes and separates them. There’s NOTHING else like it!

The lightweight, oil-free formula contains a special blend of ingredients to moisturize lashes while helping with mascara wear. Copper powder and panthenol condition and bind moisture to the hair shaft, improving lash health while giving your mascara new life.

These fab new products are available now at http://www.urbandecay.com.  I am thinking of trying the lipstick and the Mascara Resurrection. Are you going to pick up any of these fun new products?  Leave a comment and let me know!

 

Cyber Monday Beauty Deals From Urban Decay, Bliss, Erno Laszlo, Go Smile and Laura Geller

Are you done with your holiday shopping yet?  I hope not…Cyber Monday is tomorrow!

Below are great deals for Monday, December 1st.  Have fun shopping!

Urban Decay

Cyber Monday Deal: Bust out the laptop charger and cozy up to your wireless router – Urban Decay has got a killer Cyber Monday deal and you’re not going to want to miss out. The Electric Palette is on sale for only $35, and you’ll score a bonus deluxe sample of the 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil in Black Velvet on top of it. Not enough for you? They’re also offering free shipping on all orders, plus the UD Ultimate Hookup Contest. Each unique order placed on ud.com will receive 1 card that contains a random prize ranging from $10 off their next purchase, to a grand prize trip to Orange County.

Available 12/1 on UrbanDecay.com

bliss

Cyber Monday: 12/1: Save an additional 40% on already value-priced pro-sized (32oz) pump bottles of our best-selling formulas fatgirlslim firming cream, lemon + sage body butter, lemon + sage supershine shampoo, lemon + sage conditioning rinse, naked body butter and high intensity hand cream.  Visit http://www.blissworld.com.

Erno Laszlo

Erno Laszlo — On Cyber Monday, Erno Laszlo will be offering a Winter Wonders 6-Piece Gift Set as a Gift With Purchase for those who spend a minimum of $200 on http://www.ernolaszlo.com. The set includes a full size Luminous Intensive Hand Treatment SPF 25 along with sample sizes of the cult favorite Timeless Skin Serum, Hyra-Therapy Treatment & Revitalizer, Phormula 3-9 Balm & Cream (a retail value of $395).

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Go Smile –Cyber Monday Deal: GO SMiLE Sonic Blue Teeth Whitening System Mega Bundle will be $149 (a $183 value). It comes with the full Whitening System and additional Teeth Whitening Gel and Brush Heads. Purchase at http://www.gosmile.com

Laura Geller

Laura Geller — Cyber Monday Sale – December 1st

  • FREE 3 Piece Laura Geller Beauty Essentials gift with purchase, valued at $39 and includes a Travel Size Blush-n-Brighten in Boysenberry, Mini Champagne Spackle and Mini Blush Brush for orders over $40 CHECKOUT CODE: CYBERGWP

o   Set includes

  • “Holiday Hues” EXCLUSIVE Eye Spackle Hues Collection which includes 7 shades of the Waterproof Eye Spackle Hues and a travel size GlamLASH Dramatic Volumizing Mascara. The set will be sold at $40 (valued at $191) , while supplies last NO CODE

25 Days Of Color – December 1st – December 25th

  • Each day during this time period, LauraGeller.com will offer one single “hot item” at a generously discounted price for 24 hours only. CHECKOUT CODES REQUIRED. EACH DAY HAS A DIFFERENT CODE. SEE SITE FOR DETAILS.
  • During this time period, a special, exclusive GWP will be available. CHECKOUT CODE: COLORGWP

All Holiday Offers for LauraGeller.com will include FREE Standard Shipping on all orders over $50

Black Friday Cosmetic Deals — Jane Iredale, tarte, Color Me, Laura Geller and Urban Decay

It’s shopping time! Ready for some great Black Friday Deals?  I know I am.

There are so many great Black Friday beauty deals, I am going to a few different posts to include all of the great buys!  Here I go…

 

Jane iredale

Jane Iredale — Enjoy 30% off all Eye Steppes and My Steppes beginning on Friday, November 28th through Sunday, November 30th (while supplies last). Use Promo code: BF2014 on janeiredale.com

Enjoy a free Grab&Go with $150 or more purchase (a $77 value) on Monday, December 1st through Monday December 7th (while supplies last). Use Promo code: MYGIFT5 on janeiredale.com

The Grab & Go includes Barely Rose PurePressed Blush, Candied Rose PureGloss and Mini White Fan Brush.

tarte Cosmetics — Get 25% off all tarte.com purchases (including holiday sets) when you use the code: FRIDAY, at checkout. tarte.com is also offering a free sample & free shipping on orders $40 & up. Valid 11/27/14-11/30/14.  Plus deals in specific stores:

tarte magical moments deluxe discovery set, $10 ($33 value), available exclusively at Sephora — the set includes: deluxe LipSurgence™ lip gloss in magic (pink coral), deluxe Amazonian clay 12-hour blush in magic (pink coral), and deluxe lights, camera, lashes™ 4-in-1 mascara.

tarte joy at lash lip & lash set, $19 ($43 value), available exclusively at Ulta – the set includes: deluxe best in faux lash extending fibers, full size lights, camera, lashes™ 4-in-1 mascara, and full size limited-edition LipSurgence™ lip gloss in joy (peach).

tarte positive energy deluxe energy lip & cheek set, $10 ($24 value), available exclusively at Macy’s — set includes: deluxe skintuitive cheek stain in energy and deluxe LipSurgence™ skintuitive lip tint in energy.

Color Me

Color Me — For countless Americans, the day after Thanksgiving is synonymous with shopping as brands and retailers unveil steals and special offers. Now revolutionary makeup application device Color Me is joining the fun!

The device, which buffs foundation flawlessly and mimics finger tapping at a rate of 15,000 pulses per minute, has a special offer for makeup gurus clamoring to get their hands on the product: 4 free Color Me sponges (worth $18) with any Automatic Foundation Applicator purchase. This ensures Color Me girls (#colormegirl) will have fast, airbrush-quality application for their liquid and powder foundations through the festive season and into the New Year.

The offer is available November 27 – December 1 at select ULTA Beauty stores, http://www.ulta.com, and the brand’s ecommerce site colormebeauty.com.

Laura Geller

Black Friday Sale – November 26th – 30th

·         25% OFF (no order minimum threshold) CHECKOUT CODE: FRIDAY25

·         30% OFF orders over $100 (threshold is pre-discount) CHECKOUT CODE: FRIDAY30

Cyber Monday Sale – December 1st

·         FREE 3 Piece Laura Geller Beauty Essentials gift with purchase, valued at $39 and includes a Travel Size Blush-n-Brighten in Boysenberry, Mini Champagne Spackle and Mini Blush Brush for orders over $40 CHECKOUT CODE: CYBERGWP

o   Set includes

·         “Holiday Hues” EXCLUSIVE Eye Spackle Hues Collection which includes 7 shades of the Waterproof Eye Spackle Hues and a travel size GlamLASH Dramatic Volumizing Mascara. The set will be sold at $40 (valued at $191) , while supplies last NO CODE

25 Days Of Color – December 1st – December 25th

·         Each day during this time period, LauraGeller.com will offer one single “hot item” at a generously discounted price for 24 hours only. CHECKOUT CODES REQUIRED. EACH DAY HAS A DIFFERENT CODE. SEE SITE FOR DETAILS.

·         During this time period, a special, exclusive GWP will be available. CHECKOUT CODE: COLORGWP

Urban Decay Black Friday Deal: On Black Friday, prepare to have your eye arsenal fully loaded. For one day only, you can pick up the combination of Ammo Palette, Smoked Palette, AND get a deluxe sample of Perversion Mascara, for only $30. This killer combination is so edgy and intense, your eyeshadow brushes might need a safe word. Not enough for you? They’re also offering free shipping on all orders, plus the UD Ultimate Hookup Contest. Each unique order placed on www.urbandecay.com will receive 1 card that contains a random prize ranging from $10 off their next purchase, to a grand prize trip to Orange County.

Price: $30, Available 11/28 on UrbanDecay.com

Are you picking up any of these awesome deals?  I’m going for the Urban Decay set, I think.  Such a good deal! And maybe some of the others, too!

Announcing the Winners of My Urban Decay Palette Made For ULTA Beauty Giveaway!

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And the winners of this amazing Urban Decay Shadow Box are:

Sam Cal, Angelatrenna, Meekmich, Sherry P and Bridget!  Congrats ladies!  I will email you to get your mailing address so you can receive your fabulous prize!

And if you didn’t win, I will be doing more giveaways this fall and holiday season, so stay tuned!

 

Giveaway Time! Win an Urban Decay Palette Made Exclusively for ULTA Beauty!

 

Urban Decay Shadow Box 2014
Urban Decay Shadow Box 2014

Time for my ULTA Beauty 21 Days of Beauty Giveaway!  Yay!

I am giving away FIVE Urban Decay Shadow Boxes!  So five of you very lucky readers have a chance of winning!

Have you tried Urban Decay eye shadows?  They are amazing!  Rich colors and extremely well pigmented.  This palette is only available at ULTA Beauty. Here is the description of the product from http://www.ulta.com:

Don’t let the size of this palette fool you. It’s loaded with a DOZEN of Urban Decay’s most amazing shades – from pale to deep, matte to sparkly. The lineup? Nine bestsellers and three never-before-seen shades you’ll reach for again and again. Experiment with a diverse range of looks. Whether you want to do a purple eye, a green eye, a smoky eye or a shimmery eye, it’s all here!

Inspired by Urban Decay’s long-running Ammo Palette, with a completely updated (and even bigger) shade range, Shadow Box is the perfect all-in-one palette. Whether you’re new to Urban Decay or you’ve got a whole stash of UD products on your vanity, the Shadow Box is one palette you need in your arsenal.

From new shades like Baked Cowboy (an amazing golden bronze) and Moonshadow (a stunning bright navy blue) to cult classics like Sin, Mushroom and Blackout, Shadow Box has something for everyone. Every shade features Urban Decay’s Pigment Infusion System, the proprietary blend of ingredients that gives each shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power and blendability.

The Shadow Box palette features dark, gorgeous orchids in rich purple hues. Inside, the same orchid artwork repeats in black and white (to contrast all of those amazing shadows!). The finishing touch: a cool magnetic closure in the shape of the UD icon.

To win one of these awesome eye shadow palettes, just leave a comment below. Good luck! I will choose five winners by a random draw next Monday morning, September 29th — so enter away!

And, don’t forget to check out the rest of the deals for the 21 Days of Beauty at ULTA Beauty stories and http://www.ulta.com.

Enjoy!

Give The Colorful Gift of Makeup Sets This Holiday

Makeup Sets are my very favorite beauty gift to give (and receive).  Giving the gift of color and variety can really brighten up a friend or family member’s holiday!

em michelle phan holiday life new year's countdown edition
em michelle phan holiday life new year’s countdown edition

em michelle phan holiday life new year’s countdown edition ($29 USD) — Paint the town beautiful at every holiday soiree with this mini life palette filled with rich, luxurious colors. Inspired by the reminiscence of the past year and the celebration of the new year to come, new year¹s countdown boasts sophisticated and sensual rich berries and golden and smoky browns with touches of holiday reds and raisins.

Products and accompanying video tutorial will be available on emcosmetics.com.

e.l.f. Studio 96-Piece Geometric Eyeshadow Palette
e.l.f. Studio 96-Piece Geometric Eyeshadow Palette

e.l.f. Studio 96-Piece Geometric Eyeshadow Palette ($10 USD) — This 96-Piece eyeshadow palette features a fun geometric pattern for a totally unique design. Become your own makeup artist wherever, whenever! The beautiful soft textures melt into your skin for vibrant color that lasts. Convenient and easy to apply, just layer the colors to achieve your desired look. Apply wet or dry for a fabulous look that never creases or fades.

Available at www.eyeslipsface.com

tarte stop and stare smolderEYES™ 6-piece liner and lash set
tarte stop and stare smolderEYES™ 6-piece liner and lash set

tarte stop and stare smolderEYES™ 6-piece liner and lash set ($39 USD) –The limited-edition set includes:

• 3 full size skinny smolderEYES™ Amazonian clay waterproof liners: best-selling onyx, new purple garnet & azurite green.

• 2 full size smolderEYES™ Amazonian clay waterproof liners in new taupe & rose gold

• Deluxe lights, camera, flashes™ statement mascara

Product Performance: Put a twinkle on your eyes this holiday season with this Amazonian clay-infused collection of smolderEYES™ & skinny smolderEYES™ waterproof liners in limited-edition and best-selling shades. These versatile liners deliver rich color for a crisp or smokey look that won’t fade, run or budge. To take your look to the extreme, finish with lights, camera, flashes™ statement mascara, which features a dual-molded brush for a 752% increase in lash volume instantly!

Available at http://www.tartecosmetics.com.

CARGO Let’s Meet in Paris Holiday Kit
CARGO Let’s Meet in Paris Holiday Kit

CARGO Let’s Meet in Paris Holiday Kit ($36 USD) — Inspired by a luxurious trip to the French city, this kit evokes a sophisticated, fashion-forward feel with rich red and black tones with hints of sparkle.  The look is 100% luxe – a bold red lip, soft eye with shimmery black liner and seductive full and defined lashes. Housed in a baroque patterned clutch-shaped carton, it makes for a festive gift or splurge for yourself.  Kit contains: NEW Red Essential Lip Color, NEW Travel Size  HD Lip Primer, NEW Swimmables Eye Pencil in Black Sea Travel Size Reverse Lip liner, and TexasLash Mascara.

Available exclusively at Ulta/Ulta.com (while supplies last)

Hard Candy Smokey Eye Kit, Brown
Hard Candy Smokey Eye Kit, Brown

Hard Candy Smokey Eye Kit ($4.88 at Walmart) It’s like having a makeup artist at your fingertips. Mascara, pigmented eye shadow and eye liner are expertly matched to give you a glamorous smokey eye look.

  • 1 eye shadow palette (0.14 oz)
  • 1 volumizing mascara (0.04 oz)
  • 1 liquid eyeliner (0.14 fl oz)
  • 2 eyeliner pencils (0.02 oz each)

Available at www.walmart.com or Walmart stores.

Laura Geller Holiday Baked Stackable Macaroons Collection
Laura Geller Holiday Baked Stackable Macaroons Collection

Laura Geller Holiday Baked Stackable Macaroons Collection ($59.50 USD) –A delightful assortment of Baked confections awaits. Three shades each of blush, highlighter, and eye shadow begin as swirls of liquid pigment that are baked on terra-cotta tiles for 24 hours and finished by hand in Italy. The result is a silky wash of long-wearing color that illuminates the skin. Inspired by luxurious, light-as-air sweets, these gorgeous goodies are perfect for creating unlimited looks for the face and eyes.

Includes:

  • 0.06-oz Baked Brulee Blush in Gingerbread
  • 0.06-oz Baked Brulee Blush in Lychee Rose
  • 0.06-oz Baked Brulee Blush in Cassis Violet
  • 0.06-oz Baked Brulee Highlighter in Honey Lavender
  • 0.06-oz Baked Brulee Highlighter in Toasted Coconut
  • 0.06-oz Baked Brulee Highlighter in Dulce de Leche
  • 0.06-oz Baked Brulee Eyeshadow in Orange Blossom
  • 0.06-oz Baked Brulee Eyeshadow in Mocha Latte
  • 0.06-oz Baked Brulee Eyeshadow in Chestnut
  • Made in Italy

Purchase at www.qvc.com

 

H2O Plus Merry Raspberry Bath Basics Duo The perfect stocking stuffer, this bath duo doubles as a tree ornament and comes with a moisture-rich shower gel and body balm in an exotic Raspberry Guava scent for a sensory-awakening bath experience. The formula blends luscious berry and tropical guava essences with highly emollient shea butter to help heal and protect winter-ravaged skin.  Price: $10, Available at Ulta, Ulta.com & H2OPlus.com Celebrity Brand Fans: Michelle Trachtenberg, Nikki Reed
Urban Decay Vice 2

Urban Decay Vice 2 (59 USD) — Now here’s a vice we’ll gladly take a spot on the naughty list for. Introducing Vice 2, the limited-edition sequel to last year’s holiday hit. Each palette features 20 gorgeous brand-new, exclusive, never-before-seen shades. As if that wasn’t enough, each is also one-of-a-kind – the luxe ethereal design is applied by water transfer to make each palette unique, and each comes with a double-ended Good Karma Shadow and Crease Brush. With a mix of brights and neutrals in every texture imaginable, it’s got a little bit of something for everyone on your list.

Available at Sephora, Ulta, select Macy’s and online at Sephora.com, Ulta.com, Macys.com, Beauty.com and UrbanDecay.com

Limited Edition Heavenly Luxe™ Vanity Brush Set
Limited Edition Heavenly Luxe™ Vanity Brush Set

Don’t forget the gift of flawless application!  Limited Edition Heavenly Luxe™ Vanity Brush Set ($39 USD) — Feather your way to happiness with this 6-pc Limited Edition Heavenly Luxe Vanity Brush Set made from 100 percent Ultra Plush, Cruelty Free Bristles.  The chic and innovative set is sure to give you that airbrushed finish, while keeping you organized, even on the go! Includes the following:

  • Heavenly Luxe Travel Multi-Powder Brush
  • Heavenly Luxe Travel Flat Foundation Brush
  • Heavenly Luxe Travel Flat Concealer Brus
  • No-Tug Travel Crease Brush
  • No-Tug Travel Allover Eye Shadow Brush
  • No-Tug Eyeliner and Brow Brush with Spooly
  • Sleek Snap Shut Case

Available at QVC.com

Are you giving any makeup sets this holiday season.

 

 

 

More Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2013 Deals

Ready to shop yet?  I am!  I’m really looking forward to Black Friday/Cyber Monday this year.

Here are some more great deals!  And don’t forget to check out my first Black Friday/Cyber Monday post here.

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Launching Black Friday, butter LONDON’s Fashion Size Duo combines the perfect lacquer pair of Slapper and Knackered, to give your holiday look the sparkle and pop it needs. Retailing for only $10, this mini must-have takes the guesswork out of sensible gifting and is the perfect stocking-stuffer.

In addition, starting Black Friday through Cyber Monday butterlondon.com will be gifting customers with 20% off site wide (excluding product marked at “last-call”) and 50% off “last-call” items. Unlock these deals using the code CYBER13.

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CARGO — On Black Friday, receive 50% off the Let’s Meet in Paris Mini Lip Gloss Kits.  Purchase for $8 (a $16 value).  Available exclusively on Friday 11/29. ULTA stores/Ulta.com

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Urban Decay — On Black Friday, get a 6-piece bundle of Revolution Lipstick for only $50 (a $132 value). Set includes the following shades: Jilted, F-Bomb, Catfight, Naked, Native and Protest. There’s also a killer travel bundle for the girl who can never be without her UD fix. Get travel sizes of All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray, Supercurl Mascara and Eyeshadow Primer Potion, as well as the Black Market 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set, for $35 (a $72 value.) Available exclusively on Friday 11/29. UrbanDecay.com

On Cyber Monday, get the Smoked Palette and an Eyeshadow Primer Potion Travel Duo for $40 (a $58 value). Urban Decay is also throwing back to 2011 with a revival of the Book of Shadows Vol. IV, complete with a deluxe Revolution Lipstick sample. If you missed out then, now’s your chance to score one, and for only $25 (a $64 value). Available at UrbanDecay.com

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Miss Jessie’s is also offering customers an incredible deal this holiday season – not just for Black Friday and Cyber Monday – as they give 40% off ALL items on MissJessies.com.

Birchbox and Rebecca Taylor Exclusive Pouch

The coming of Thanksgiving means three things to the team at Birchbox: lots of turkey, spending time with family, and gearing up for the biggest online shopping bonanza of the year – Cyber Monday. This year, Birchbox is offering a few exclusive offers to their customers:
  • Birchbox Mobile – The Birchbox Shop has launched in our mobile app! Use code MOBILE20 to get 20% off all first-time mobile app purchases ONLY.
  • Birchbox + Rebecca Taylor – Birchbox + fashion favorite Rebecca Taylor have partnered to bring Birchbox customers an exclusive makeup pouch, available as a GWP beginning on 12/2. Customers can receive this case when they spend $55+ on all full-size products in the shop by using code REBECCAGIFT. *See attached for more information.
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LORAC — A Limited edition PRO Palette shade Pewter set that includes 3-in-1 Waterproof EyeLiner in Ultra Black and retails for $10 (a $39 value) available exclusivily at Sephora.com and (should be) Sephora Inside JC Penny. Available only on black friday. Additionally: HauteLook, Nordstrom Rack and Ulta.com will offer The Stylist Palette on Black Friday (in Platinum and Gold). This will retail for $15.

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To make the most of your holiday shopping, visit shop.nordstrom.com or stop by your local Nordstrom department store next Friday – Black Friday – November 29th.
The 200 brand empire (for a limited time only) is offering OVER 80 GIFTS WITH PURCHASE. Choose from dozens of free gifts with purchase featuring fantastic values, including Estee Lauder, Smashbox, Jo Malone London, Clarisonic, Bobbi Brown and more! But hurry – these won’t last long!
PLUS, Nordstrom Beauty’s annual SnowGlobe gift with purchase is free with ANY women’s fragrance purchase of $150 or more. Nordstrom Beauty also has a men’s gift with purchase: free whiskey glasses with ANY men’s fragrance or grooming purchase of $100 or more.
Also included are several AMAZING doorbuster items. These are sure to fly out the door Friday morning as they are limited quantity and great values (i.e. Clarisonic under $100).
***Both doorbuster items and gift with purchases will continue throughout the weekend provided there are still quantities available.
Do you shop on Black Friday?  Leave me a comment letting me know your plan.  I am always looking for tips!

Awesome Free Gift With Purchase From Cynthia Rowley for Beauty.com!

Cynthia Rowley Liquefied Floral Bonded Clutch

With their first designer collaboration of 2013, Beauty.com is thrilled to partner with Cynthia Rowley to offer the new “Liquefied Floral Bonded Clutch,” a Beauty.com exclusive.

Starting today, customers who visit www.beauty.com/cynthiarowley and spend $100 will receive this exclusive gift valued at more than $170, including a full size package of Cynthia’s Johnson & Johnson BAND-AID® Design Brand Bandages.

Drawing on her sporty sensibilities—Rowley is an avid surfer and added wetsuits to her repertoire in 2011—the versatile clutch is ready for action in of-the-moment neoprene material. The zip-top flat design makes it easy to slip into a purse, or to carry solo while traveling light. “Inspired by the distorted florals of our latest fashion collection, this sporty bonded bag is perfect for the girl on the go,” said designer Cynthia Rowley.

Kathleen McNeill, President of Beauty.com, was excited to partner with Cynthia because “people know Cynthia’s name and collection well. To be able to offer both a cool bag and the cutest possible Band-Aids from such an established designer is as big of a treat for the team at Beauty.com as it will be for our customers.”

Cynthia Rowley recently worked with Beauty.com for her Spring/Summer 2013 presentation. Shoppers can get a peek behind the scenes at the show and the beauty look in the site’s Video Library. Additionally, Rowley will appear as part of the popular Guest Editor series for Beauty.com, sharing her beauty product picks with customers.

The Cynthia Rowley Liquefied Floral Bonded Clutch (valued at $170) comes complete with more than 15 prestige beauty samples in deluxe & FULL sizes

1.   Jurlique® Rosewater Balancing Mist

2.   FULL SIZE Stila® Smudge Stick in Purple Tang

3.   Oscar Blandi® Pronto Dry Styling Heat Protect Spray

4.   Travel Size Phyto® Phytodéfrisant, Botanical Hair Relaxing Balm

5.   Jouer® Fall Nude Lipgloss in Glace

6.   Lollia®Fragrance Sample, Calm

7.   Urban Decay® Big Fatty Mascara

8.   Alterna® Caviar Dry Shampoo

9.   bareMinerals® Multi-WrinkleRepair

10. Smashbox® Photo Finish® Hydrating Under Eye Primer

11. WEI™  To Go Ideal Skin Perfect Finish, Medium

12. Traditions by Nick Chavez® Prickly Pear Restoring Mist

13. NUXE® Nuxellence®Jeunesse Youth and Radiance Revealing Fluid

14. FULL SIZE Johnson & Johnson BAND-AID® Cynthia Rowley Design Brand Bandages

15. FULL SIZE Laura Geller® Eyeliner Waterproof Pencil, Bone

16. An offer for you from the Beauty.com® site

Hurry and visit www.beauty.com to get this awesome bag and goodies inside!  Enjoy!

Fun Valentine’s Day Beauty Ideas

This Valentine’s get ready for your hot date (here’s hoping for ya)!  Now, I have been married for 20 years, and I still like to get glam’d up for romance, even if it is just eating a romantic dinner at home with the family!

The following products can help you look, feel and smell fantastic for V-Day.  Enjoy!

L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Balm ($7.95 USD) This Valentine’s Day, get your lips kissably soft with L’Oréal Paris’ new tinted lip balm.  This silky smooth balm delivers care and comfort to lips while providing the shine and sheer color that women (and men!) crave. Thanks to its nurturing formula with Shea butter, Argan Oil, Vitamin E, Rose Canina Oil and SPF 15, Colour Riche Balm delivers eight hours of continuous hydration.  Lips feel soft and supple all day long and conditioned for up to 2.5 hours after the balm is removed. Available in eight wearable shades, Colour Riche Balm leaves lips with a healthy hint of beautiful color. Available at http://www.lorealparis.com and chain drug, food and mass market retailers.

What I think:  I love this balm!  The color is subtle, but will help you look put together while making lips look and feel super soft!

bliss fabulips treatment kit ($45 USD) On Valentine’s Day, we all know your most important asset are those lovely lips.  Bliss gives some much needed TLC to your kisser with the only complete beauty regimen for your lips! Introducing the new bliss fabulips treatment kit- the only one-stop lip care shop that cleans, exfoliates, plumps and softens for a ‘spa’-tacular smooth every day- it’s a facial for your pout!  Available at bliss spas, www.blissworld.com, and Sephora.

What I think:  This 4 step kit is worth the time!  After the first use, I could see a big change in the texture of my lips.  If you use this, don’t forget to scrub the edges of your lips — this will help with lip line and bleeding lipstick.

Urban Decay Sparkling Lickable Body Powder ($20 USD) Like kryptonite to Superman, the Sparkling Lickable Body Powders render men powerless. Redesigned with your vanity in mind, our new, petite boxes swank-up any countertop or boudoir. Take your ensemble and your evening from sexy to scintillating, as a mere dust of this decadent beauty treat will make you the main course. Our new, petite Sparkling Lickable Body Powders feature sleek, more sophisticated, tassel-topped boxes each with its own signature pattern – complete with a deluxe purple puff.  Radiate so much beauty that he’ll be able to taste it…

Flavors:

·        Marshmallow – soft white pearl shimmer in a chic, purple foil, zebra print box

·        Honey –golden pearl shimmer in a seductive, bronze foil, leopard print box

Available at Sephora, ULTA, select Macy’s, www.sephora.com, www.ulta.com, www.macys.com, www.beauty.com and www.urbandecay.com.

What I think:  I haven’t tried this yet, but is sounds perfect for an amorous Valentine’s Day!

Pacifica Island Vanilla Body Butter Tube ($18 USD) Smell incredible with our nourishing and anti-oxidant rich ingredients.  Our body butter helps fight signs of aging while adding deep moisture and protection.  Made with nature’s best moisturizers – shea butter, almond oil and safflower oil – Pacifica’s paraben-free Body Butter is a skin must-have.  Now available in tubes in our best-selling fragrances, making them easy to take with you anywhere.  A warm blend of sultry fresh coconut, delicate creamy vanilla.  www.pacificaperfume.com.

What I thin:  This decadent body butter smells delicious and is has a thick and luxurious texture.  This is perfect after a shower to keep skin soft all day and night!