Black Friday 2015: Great Hair Care Deals

There are so many amazing Black Friday/Cyber Monday beauty deals!  In this post, I have put together a list of great hair products that you can get for a steal:


Healthy Hair is Sexy Hair!  Stop by from November 23rd to November 30th to receive 15% off and free shipping on your favorite hair health products!

Macadamia Professional
Macadamia Professional

Starting on Black Friday until Cyber Monday, Macadamia Professional will be 40% off site wide with the promo code HOLIDAY40. Be sure to stock up on your essential haircare favorites or check out their holiday sets for quick and easy gifts! Check out everything available here:

Great chance to get the amazing Harry Josh Pro Tools at a discounted price. Friday – Sunday all tools will be 25% off and Monday… 30%! Visit



Through Tuesday, December 1st: Receive 15% off site wide from the pioneer of at-home hair regrowth technology.

Use Referral code “THX15” to save on HairMax’s leading laser devices, thinning hair treatments, fibers, supplements and more.

Shop online via


Black Friday 2015: Great Skincare Deals Part 2

The countdown continues! Looking for skin care deals for you or to give as a gift on Black Friday/Cyber Monday?  Below are more great deals on amazing skin care!


After enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends, avoid the Black Friday craziness by shopping to give the gift of healthy youthful skin to loved ones – or yourself –this holiday season! Perricone deals:

Black Friday: Up to 45% off select Perricone MD favorites starting 11/27

Cyber Monday:  Up to 30% off on Perricone MD Holiday Sets 11/30 only


Get Glowing This Season — Now through November 30th, Enjoy a complimentary luxury sample of VENeffect’s award-winning Anti-Aging Lip Treatment with a purchase of $100 or more at


Indie Lee
Indie Lee

SHOP Indie Lee’s Eco-Friendly Collection –  From Friday the 27th to Monday the 30th of November, and receive a FREE Hydrating Body Balm with every purchase of $75 or more on



Starting this week, clear skin has never been easier to achieve! In honor of Black Friday, nature-powered skin clearing solution, ClarityMD will be offering a free upgrade to the Deluxe Kit, valued at $74.95! The powerful 2-Step System includes the Deep Pore Cleanser, Clarifying Serum, Konjac Sponge and Skin Clearing Acne Pads for just $19.95.

Also offering free shipping site-wide, hurry to now to take your first step towards, clear, glowing skin! The promotion will end Monday, November 30th.


From Friday the 27th to Monday the 30th of November, FOREO will be offering 25% off their iconic award-winning LUNA™  skincare range and revolutionary ISSA™ dental beauty range via – Free shipping will also be applied to the order on the FOREO website!

Certainly let me know if this would be a fit for any last minute Black Friday/Cyber Monday editorials you may be working on


Black Friday 2015: Great Skincare Deals Part 1

Black Friday is just in 4 days!  I actually start shopping at home on Thanksgiving night and that is coming up so soon.  As I plan my shopping strategy, I think it’s good to know what the beauty buys are for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  Beauty gifts are so fun to give (and receive)!

Below are deals on mid to higher end skincare.  It makes it more affordable to give a really nice gift when you catch a great sale.  And, stay tuned for tomorrows skincare deals part 2:


Arbonne is re-releasing their fan favorite duo for the holidays: Take advantage of these limited edition products that will be back on sale while supplies last beginning on Black Friday!

Grab the RE9 Advanced® Intense Hydration Overnight Mask ($69) for beauty sleep that works double duty by hydrating skin to soften, tone and smooth overnight.

Also being re-released is the RE9 Advanced® Instant Wrinkle Filler ($45) – this powerful treatment that targets the signs of time, filling lines and wrinkles such as laugh lines, crow’s feet or forehead creases instantly. Both products will be available at

boscia Black Charcoal Pore Perfection Set
boscia Black Charcoal Pore Perfection Set

It’s almost that time again (even if it means waking up at 3AM) to snag the best Black Friday deals and we don’t want you to miss boscia’s Black Charcoal Pore Perfection Set exclusively sold at Sephora and!

This powerful pair deep cleans, detoxifies, and keeps oil at bay all day for a clear and healthy complexion! Includes a 30 ml Detoxifying Black Cleanser and a full size Black Charcoal Blotting Linens.

$10 during Sephora’s Black Friday sale;

Palmetto Derma
Palmetto Derma

This season, give the greatest gift of super looking skin with Palmetto Derma’s incredible range of organic based skincare solutions. Palmetto Derma natural preventative and protective skin care products stop problems before they happen so women at every age can maintain young, healthy skin.

Give a huge splash of moisture and cleanest skin ever with the Stay Glowing set, a killer vegan combo that will banish pore-cloggers and keep skin feeling healthy. Firm up, repair and soothe skin around the eyes with Retinol & Peptide Infused Lifting Eye Cream. Or give a total moisture surge of rejuvenation with the Intensive Hydration & Firming Serum.

Super good skincare has never been easier to maintain. Shop at on November 27 where everything will be 50 percent off. Then on Cyber Monday, November 29, get 40 percent off your entire purchase.

Orogold 24K Deep Day Moisturizer Cream
Orogold 24K Deep Day Moisturizer Cream

OROGOLD is a luxury, anti-aging cosmetics line that restores the youthful appearance of skin with the main active ingredient, 24K gold. Under the influence of gold, the skin improves its firmness, regaining elasticity and freshness, enhancing the body’s natural responses for healing and regeneration due to the effects of sun damage, aging and other environmental factors. There holiday deals are:

  • Black Friday Sale (Nov. 20th – Nov. 27th):   Buy two, get two FREE + free gift with purchase (while supplies last) on
  • Happy Holidays Sale (Dec. 18th – Jan. 1st):  Buy one, get one FREE + free gift with purchase (while supplies last) on
Lionness Black Onyx Serum
Lionesse Black Onyx Serum

Lionesse is a globally recognized luxury beauty brand offering over 100 lavish beauty products, ranging from high-end makeup, hair tools and hair care to luxurious skincare. Holiday deals:

  • Black Friday Sale (Nov. 20th – Nov. 27th):    Buy two, get two FREE + free gift with purchase (while supplies last) on
  • Happy Holidays Sale (Dec. 18th – Jan. 1st):   Buy one, get one FREE + free gift with purchase (while supplies last) on



Sebamed (

Sebamed: Sebamed soap-free clinical skin care products have been developed to simplify the skin care regimen of the most sensitive of skins by supporting your skin’s natural healing ability and maintaining an ideal pH level of 5.5. Sebamed products work to not only heal, but protect your skin from harmful environmental ailments.

Enjoy a free gift with every purchase from November 26th through November 29th on

20% off sitewide no minimum – coupon code: MERRY

25% off orders over $200 – coupon code: MERRIER

30% off orders over $350 – coupon code: MERRIEST



My Beauty Favorites — Week of November 16-22, 2015

It’s almost Thanksgiving (and Black Friday)…can you believe it?  This year has flown by.   It will be the holidays soon.  As the weather turns colder and I get busier, I am trying to take care of myself (I have a cold now) and my skin and hair.

Below are my current faves.  They include cool French skincare, affordable BB makeup and hair care to help thinning hair.

What are you using and loving now?  Please leave a comment and let me know!

Filorga Skincare
Filorga Skincare


Filorga is a luxury skincare brand founded in France (and currently the #4 bestselling skincare brand there). Their products are world-class, developed by a scientific committee of internationally renowned experts (physicians, pharmacists, biologists, cosmetologists).

Anti-Aging Miceller Solution Physiological Cleanser and Makeup Remover ($29 USD) — This Anti-Aging Miceller Solution by Filorga is a fragrance-free cleansing liquid that removes even waterproof makeup and ensures effortless, gentle makeup removal from the eye area. It won’t sting eyes, it respects your skin’s physiological balance and leaves it comfortable without any tightness or redness.

Skin-Structure Firmness Redefinition Serum ($79 USD) — With its triple-action formula, this serum by Filorga tautens facial contours while restoring the structure and density of youthful skin.

What I think:  I’m loving the Miceller Solution.  It is so easy to get a clean face and it leaves my skin soft and glowing.  The serum smooth the skin with continued use, should help sagging skin. I really like this line so far and am excited to try more products in the future.

Available for purchase at Nordstrom and

NYC New York Color has created a trio of BBs that deliver perfect skin in an instant. With tinted crèmes and pressed powders, the NEW Smooth Skin BB Trio from NYC New York Color improves the appearance of your skin.

Smooth Skin BB Crème Instant Matte ($3.99): Refine your skin instantly with this smoothing and hydrating long-wearing crème with an effortlessly matte finish. Available in light matte and medium matte.

Smooth Skin BB Perfecting Powder ($3.99): Get everything you love about BB crèmes in a long-lasting pressed powder that covers imperfections and evens skin tone, acting as a second skin with a velvety, matte finish. Available in Naturally Beige and Warm Beige.

Smooth Skin BB Crème Bronzed Radiance ($3.99): Brighten and beautify your skin with this perfecting BB crème with a built-in bronzer that minimizes pores and fine lines to leave skin looking bronzed and healthy.  Available in Light Bronze and Medium Bronze.

What I think:  I love the BB matte foundation!  Most of the BB’s I have tried are heavy on and a bit greasy.  This turns matte on skin, but not dry.  The powder is perfect for days that you want the coverage in an instant. It also give a matte finish.  The bronzer is glowy without being a glitter bomb. I have it in Light Bronze and it is the perfect amount of color for my pale skin! These are very effective and so affordable!

Available at stores like Ulta and

HairMax for den•si•ty ACTIVATOR
HairMax for den•si•ty ACTIVATOR

HairMax for den•si•ty ACTIVATOR ($45 USD) — Fortify and enrich the scalp with this breakthrough, high performance, leave in serum spray. This unique peptide complex, designed for thinning hair is loaded with a proprietary blend of follicle boosting ingredients to nourish the scalp and encourage naturally thicker, stronger, healthier looking hair.

What I think:  The advancements in treating thin hair are truly amazing!  This serum is so easy to use.  Used once a day, it makes hair thicker.  Plus, it smells really nice and fresh and make hair super soft!  Hopefully over time, it will stimulate follicles to make hair grow.

Available at

Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X — First Review

Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X
Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X

I was so excited when I was recently asked to review the Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X!  I have been wanting to try this cool device for years.  I have light skin and dark hair, so my body hair is fairly noticeable.  I get so tired of shaving every day and thought it would be amazing not to have to worry about unwanted hair.

What is the Tria Laser?  From the website:

The first and only FDA-cleared hair removal laser available for home use, the Tria Laser 4X uses the same diode laser technology preferred by dermatologists. The Tria Laser 4X targets and permanently disables the hair follicle to stop hair growth on the face and body for permanent results.

I received the device in Lavender and a tube of Smoothstart Calming Gel. The gel is to apply on clean, dry and shaven skin right before using the laser.  “Featuring an Indian plant extract with anti-inflammatory properties, SmoothStart Calming Gel may help diminish the sensation of the laser treatment on higher levels for best results.”

I first tried the Tria on my chin.  I have some facial hair and have been wanting to remove it.  The Tria has 5 energy levels.  I tried it on the lowest level on my chin.  It stung at first, but the more I used it the less I felt.  I then tried it on my right forearm and couldn’t feel the heat at all.  The next time I do my arm (you treat an every two weeks), I will try a higher setting.  I am only doing one arm in hopes that I will see a difference in the hair on my arms in time.

I am going to post again in a few days to tell you how the hair is growing back on my chin and arm.  I am also going to treat my underarms and will let you know what that is like!

You can purchase the Tria Laser 4X at  The device is normally $449, but is selling now at a Black Friday price of $427 for the laser and 2 oz. of the SmoothStart Calming Gel.

Leave a message if you have tried Tria and let me know how it worked for you!


IT Cosmetics and QVC’s Today’s Special Value IT’s Your Top 5 Superstars & More! November 20, 2015


I’m so excited to announce today’s QVC Today’s Special Value by IT Cosmetics! It includes their top five products — Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer, Celebration Foundation Illumination, Hello Lashes 5-in-1 Volumizing Mascara, Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil, and Vitality Lip Flush Anti-Aging Lipstick Stain. A Heavenly Luxe Master Brush is included to airbrush makeup on your skin–all boxed and ready to give!

I was sent a sample of this amazing set for my honest review.  But, honestly I have tried all five products before and know how amazing they are!  The concealer is even my holy grail concealer, it is that good!  Brow Power stays on all day and that amazing lip stain…so gorgeous.  You also get lashes for days and a really nice foundation.  And that new brush is soft and wonderful.  Perfect for applying foundations, blushes, bronzers you name it.  Here is more about each product:


  • 0.28-fl oz Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Anti-Aging Concealer
  • 0.30-oz Celebration Foundation Illumination
  • 0.33-fl oz Hello Lashes 5-in-1 Volumizing Mascara
  • 0.0056-oz Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil
  • 0.11-oz Vitality Lip Flush Anti-Aging Lipstick Stain in Je Ne Sais Quoi
  • Heavenly Luxe Master Brush
  • Gift box

The full-coverage, antiaging eye concealer helps make your skin appear younger-looking and covers the appearance of skin imperfections. Available in 5 shades

This foundation has the same ingredients you love in original Celebration Foundation with added illumination for a soft glow. Available in 5 shades

The volumizing mascara takes the place of your conditioning lash primer; lash-enhancing serum; lash tint; and lash comb/curler. Quadruple the volume of your lashes after three coats!

The transforming shade of the eyebrow pencil is formulated to adhere to skin, look like real hair, match all hair colors, and cover gray! The brush gives a natural, polished look.

The lipstick offers hydration of a treatment balm and the infusion of a stain.

You can pick this amazing set up today only on or watch QVC for a presentation of the products. It is selling for $59.94 + $3.00 shipping and tax or 3 Easy Pays of $19.98 (plush shipping and tax).

Are you going to pick this up!  Amazing products for an amazing price!  Leave a comment and let me know.  Enjoy!


Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Bath and Body Gifts From Philosophy, L’Occitane and Tocca

There are so many fantastic bath and body sets to give this time of year, it’s hard to choose just one! They are perfect for gifts for all of the ladies in your life — family members, friends, teachers, etc.

Below are a few picks from 3 of my favorite brands that create products with amazing fragrances:

Philosophy Iced Orchid Shampoo, Shower Gel and Bubble Bath ($18 USD) — let the elegant fragrance of iced orchid transform your bath or shower into a ritual you’ll relish. the moisturizing, multi-tasking formula provides a rich, foaming lather to gently cleanse and condition, leaving skin and hair feeling soft, and lightly perfumed with the delicately exotic scent of iced orchid. Purchase at, Nordstrom, Sephora, Ulta, Macy’s and QVC.

Philosophy sending holiday wishes ($20 USD) — philosophy sends its very best holiday wishes to you and yours. This set includes the brand’s indulgent holiday favorites designed to surprise and delight. Begin your day on a sweet note with spiced gingerbread cookie shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath then pamper skin with sweet creamy frosting body lotion and treat your lips to some sugar sprinkles. Exclusive to Nordstrom.

Philosophy Candy Cane Shampoo, Shower Gel and Bubble Bath ($18 USD) — give a holiday cheer—candy cane is here! this fan favorite is back to sweeten things up as only it can. the exhilarating scent of peppermint is sure to make spirits bright as the award-winning formula cleanses and conditions from head to toe, leaving skin soft and lightly scented. Purchase at, Nordstrom, Sephora, Ulta, Macy’s and QVC.

L’Occitane Shea Butter Hugs & Kisses ($20 USD) — Retrieved directly from the fruit of the African Shea tree, Shea Butter has natural benefits that protect and nourish dry and dehydrated skin. Acting as a barrier for skin, it helps to prevent moisture loss, which maintains optimum skin-hydration levels.
This set contains:
– Shea Butter Ultra Rich Lip Balm 0.4 oz.
– Shea Butter Hand Cream 1 oz.
– L’Occitane Holiday Box

L’Occitane Luxury Travel Set ($40 USD) — Composed with some of the most cherished scents and textures made famous by L’OCCITANE, this gift combines our best-selling body care products.
This set contains:
– Shea Extra Gentle Lavender Soap 3.5 oz.
– Almond Shower Oil 2.5 fl.oz
– Shea Butter Hand Cream 0.34 oz.
– Shea Butter Foot Cream 0.34 oz.
– Verbena Shower Gel 1 oz.
– Verbena Body Lotion 1 oz.
– Shea Extra Gentle Verbena Soap 1.7 oz.
– Aromachologie Shampoo 1.18 fl.oz
– Aromachologie Conditioner 1.18 fl.oz
– L’Occitane Holiday Pouch

Available at

Tocca Crema Voloce Hand Cream Trio ($16 USD) — This trio of take-anywhere hand creams moisturizes your skin while draping you in beautiful fragrance. It makes the perfect little gift for yourself or someone you love. 1 oz. each.

Trio includes:

– Cleopatra: a mix of grapefruit and cucumber.

– Bianca: a mix of green tea and lemon.

– Simone: a mix of watermelon and frangipani.

Tocca Eau de Parfum Viaggio Travel Fragrance Set ($45 USD) — The perfect introduction to signature scents. Indulge in three of your favorite TOCCA fragrances in convenient, miniature form. The coffret features Stella, Florence and Cleopatra Eau de Parfums in three Old World-inspired, beautifully collectible bottles.

Purchase at and other fine stores.