Hi All! Have you been enjoying ULTA Beauty’s 21 Days of Beauty? I picked up a few things I needed online and used the $3.50 off of $10.00 coupon. If you sign up for Ulta rewards, you will be emailed these periodically. Just visit http://www.ulta.com or an Ulta store and sign up!
Today the Beauty Steal’s are:
Pür Minerals Chateau Kisses Lip Gloss
tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara
Pür Minerals Chateau Kisses Lip Gloss ($8 today, reg. $18) — These one-of-a-kind lip glosses pack a pout-perfecting punch with age-defying Resveratrox®, freshly harvested from Bordeaux’s finest wine-producing grapes! Never sticky or tacky, this luscious, lip-plumping formula provides hours of dewy colour along with visibly softer, smoother lips—even after the gloss comes off! Paraben-free. Gluten-free.
Online, it looks like this is only available in Scandalous, the color above. The stores may have more shades available. I love Pür Minerals and have tried their Lip Gloss Sticks, so I’m sure this is great, too!
tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara ($10 today, reg. $20) — A lengthening, curling, volumizing, and conditioning mascara infused with olive esters to condition, treat, and protect lashes.
One of my all-time favorite mascaras, this one is a steal today! This lengthens and give volume to my puny little lashes, making it look like I actually have some! And tarte is a natural makeup brand, so you know this won’t hurt your lashes or eyes.
Have you purchased anything from the great deals going on at Ulta? Remember, every day they are different and that there are also free gifts with purchase with many of the brands!
Stay tuned, I should have information on an ULTA Beauty giveaway soon…I will post it as soon as I receive the details!
Two times each year, ULTA Beauty hosts 21 Days of Beauty – a three-week celebration featuring special offers, expert beauty tips, and brand focus days.
Each day, for 21 days, ULTA Beauty features one “Beauty Steal” and one “Beauty Focus Day” — Beauty Steals are special offers on top beauty products, and Beauty Focus Days feature demonstrations like customized makeup lessons, expert beauty tips, and one-on-one appointments with beauty authorities for all categories. 21 Days of Beauty participants include top cosmetic and skin care brands, including: Urban Decay, Tarte, IT Cosmetics, Bare Minerals, Butter LONDON, Philosophy and more.
This beauty extravaganza is celebrated in all ULTA Beauty stores nationwide with special offers also available on ulta.com.
bareMinerals Lash Domination Volumizing Mascara
Philosophy The Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash
Today’s deals are any bareMinerals mascara 50% off and Philosophy The Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash 8oz size on sale for only $15 (normally $27)!
So, visit ULTA Beauty today and http://www.ulta.com and the following 20 days for great deals! Also, follow my blog for a great Ulta giveaway announcement soon!
Well, December snuck up on us, didn’t it? It is time for holiday parties of all kinds, from now until New Years.
Do you glam up your look at the holidays? It is the perfect season to try something dramatic like a red lip or dramatic eyes. Maybe just a little shimmer on your cheekbones or a glittery nail.
Here is a list of great new items to help you look fabulous this holiday season:
YSBB™ Your Skin But Better™ CC Cream with SPF 50+ ($38 USD) — It’s your full coverage foundation, brightening color, anti-aging serum, pore minimizing primer, dark spot corrector, moisturizing day cream, plus UVA/UVB broad spectrum physical only SPF 50+ all in one easy step! Infused with cutting edge anti-aging technology and is clinically proven to improve skin texture, brightness and increase skin hydration by 79%. Formulated with plastic surgeons to merge high-performance skincare with the benefits of color-correcting makeup. Plus, it delivers luminous and healthy looking skin with powerful anti-aging repair benefits for perfect coverage. Your supple and flawless skin but better!
What I think: A beautiful face of makeup starts with a foundation. This CC Cream not only evens out skin tone, it also has anti-aging properties and high SPF. You can put this right over bare skin — you don’t need additional serum or moisturizer. Great for a quick base when you are in a hurry!
Mai Couture Highlighter Papiers ($28 for booklet of 50 sheets) Compact and easy to throw in your bag for any holiday party, the Mai Couture Highlighter Papiers ($28 for booklet of 50 sheets) instantly glam up any holiday look. Both the St. Barts and Crystal Cove shades turn up the wattage on lackluster skin in seconds flat with beautiful flawless luminosity. Perfect for face, décolletage, and body.
What I think: These highlighter papers are so cool! Just tear one out of the booklet and rub on cheekbones, under eyebrow, even on the body. They give such a pretty glow. These are also available in really pretty blush papers.
Violent Eyes Jet Black Glitterati ($9.99 for a set of 8 that features 4 eyeliner styles) — Whether you’re playing with a smokey eye or just want to enhance your eyes for the evening, glitter makeup creates a striking, eye-catching look.Some glitter eye makeup is difficult to apply and drifts away from the eyes. The makers of Violent Lips simplify the glittery lid with the Violent Eyes Collection.
These Temporary Eye Appliques Featuring 4 Different Eyeliner Styles. Each Violent Eyes pack contains 8 Temporary Eye Appliques that fit all eye shapes, are smudge proof and last up to 16 hours.
What I think: These so much fun for an evening out with the girls (or a hot date)! They take a little practice to work just right, but once you get the hang of it, you can get sparkle that lasts all night!
The holiday gift-giving season is just around the corner and Jane Cosmetics has you covered! With an array of beautiful shades at affordable prices, you’ll find something for every beauty girl on your list. Here are great choices from Jane:
Makeup bag – $12
Intense Color Lip Gloss in Million Dollar Smile – $7
Shimmer Eye Shadow in Eclipse and Ray of Light – $8 each
Multi-Colored Pressed Powder in Peach Bouquet (also available in Pink Bouquet, Berry Bouquet) – $12
What I think: Jane cosmetics are back and better than ever! The shadows are highly pigmented and the blushes and bronzer are so pretty! Very affordable as well.
Jane Cosmetics is sold at ULTA Beauty stores nationwide and Ulta.com.
Mally Beauty Evercolor Satin Lipstick in Warm Red ($15 USD) — Wear a bold, fierce red lip to make your lips look younger and more vibrant. Try the Mally Beauty Evercolor Satin Lipstick in Warm Red for brighter lips, or Cool Red for a sophisticated look.
What I think: Mally makes a red for every skin tone. This lipstick is perfect for holiday parties and a great match for jewel tone and glitter party clothes — or a great little black dress.
China Glaze Happy HoliGlaze ($7.50 USD) is a party-perfect collection sure to get the celebrations started off right! With these 12 twist-on-traditional shades, plus one traveling top coat, reindeers won’t be the only ones lighting up the night sky this holiday season. China Glaze Happy HoliGlaze also features 10 holiday gift sets – the perfect party favors, stocking stuffers and gifts for the lacquer lover in your life. The shades from top left to bottom right are:
Just Be-Claws — warm red metallic glimmer
Santa Red My List –- fuchsia metallic glimmer
Be Merry Be Bright — royal purple and magenta multi-glitter
Elfin’ Around — rust red metallic glimmer
This is Tree-mendous — green and gold glitter in transparent base
Bells Will Be Blinging — blue and gold multi-glitter
So Blue Without You — pool blue metallic glimmer
There’s Snow One Like You — matte white texture
Mingle With Kringle — yellow gold aluminum
All Wrapped Up — midnight blue and purple glitter
Your Present Required — multi-sized multi-color glitter
Put a Bow on It — magenta glitter
What I think: These are gorgeous polishes, perfect for party season. I am loving Just Be-Claws — sparkly rich red, Be Merry Be Bright is pretty over a lighter shade and There’s Snow One Like You is a cool texture polish that looks like snow on your nails. Fun!
What makeup do you like to use for the holidays? Leave a comment and let me know.
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 ($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 ($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.
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!
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 ($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.
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.
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
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
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
Are you giving any makeup sets this holiday season.
My skin is so dry. And I mean my face, hands, legs, feet — even my lips! So I feel the need to hydrate a lot.
I was sent the following products to try for my honest opinion. I have found that they are all very helpful in keeping me moisturized:
Lulah Body Lotion ($13.25 USD) — The colder season is quickly approaching and that means it is time to find the perfect body lotion for dry winter skin. With Lulah’s BodyLotions, you can smell great while hydrating your entire body. The Body Lotions come in Lulah’s signature scents including Peony, Magnolia Fig, Citron, Tamarind Ginger, and Vanilla Orchid, all of which are available for purchase on Lulah.com for $13.25 each.
What I think: I think it’s always a bonus when a really moisturizing body lotion also smells fantastic, and this one sure does. It is perfect for moisturizing legs and feet at night.
Eight Skincare Body Softening Oil Ginger Lime ($22 USD) — Eight Body Softening Oil is a luxurious blend of essential oils, specifically formulated to leave the skin velvety smooth, softened and toned. These essentials bring natural benefits to the skin.
Submerse yourself in the fresh, piquant blend of ginger and lime. This all natural aroma will not compete with your fragrance, as the scent of the essential oils will dissipate.
What I think: I love using this right after my bath or shower. It sinks right in and keeps my skin soft and smooth. The scent is fresh and very light. It disappears soon after application.
Fake Bake Tanning Butter For Dry Skin ($20.99 USD) — Our Fake Bake Tanning Body Butter allows you to build a beautiful tan using the softest Shea Butter ingredients available. It¹s light enough to use daily and will build naturally so even the palest of skin tones need not fear! The buttery texture will rival any regular moisturizer and leaves skin with a subtle velvety shimmer and it smells incredible!
What I think: I am loving this on my winter-white legs. It gives a soft glow. You can build it darker, but it never gets too dark. Really cool idea!
Fake Bake is available at salons and top retailers nationwide and at FakeBake.com. Our Tanning Butter retails for $20.99.
Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream ($4.49) — Give your hands some TLC by keeping Norwegian Formula Hand Cream within reach. It glycerin-rich formula relieves dry, chapped hands for hours.
What I think: A little goes a long way with this rich cream. This is great (and affordable) to have on hand as it gets colder and colder.
Available at mass market retailers near you.
butter LONDON’s Stiletto Stick Hydrating Heel Balm ($30 USD) — Just because our feet are hidden beneath fuzzy socks and weather-slaying boots doesn’t mean they don’t need a little winter TLC. In fact, boots can be some of the worst offenders in the war against soft heels. butter LONDON’s Stiletto Stick Hydrating Heel Balm banishes dry and cracked skin that comes with the season. So no more excuses to procrastinate on that holiday shopping – you’ll be ready to tackle those door buster deals with the most fit feet in town.
What I think: This silky stick is great to use at night. Roll it over your heels and wake up to soft feet!
Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser ($8.99 USD)– The humidity and temperatures drop but that doesn’t mean your skin will stop producing oil. A cleanser with salicylic acid willexfoliate to remove dry skin and can prevent breakouts. For combination and dry skin, use Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser to remove dirt and oil while keeping the skin’s natural moisture barrier intact.
What I think: This cleanser will work for anyone. I love it because it is gentle on my sensitive skin and doesn’t strip it — which is important on my dry skin.
Available at mass market retailers near you.
Sleep tight with visions of sugar plum fairies dancing in your head and wake up with baby soft skin thanks to Algenist’s Overnight Restorative Cream ($90. USD). The Alguronic Acid in this miracle elixir works overtime to promote cell renewal while peptides nourish skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Add a couple drops of the uber hydrating Algenist’s Advanced Anti-Aging Repairing Oil ($79 USD) into the moisturizer and this potent combination will give cracked winter skin some much needed “oomph” and serious angelic radiance, all while you’re sleeping off that giant holiday meal. Double tasking at its finest.
What I think: Talk about a 1-2 punch of hydration! These two products combined leaves my skin so soft. It’s a fab overnight treatment. Believe me, you will wake up with softer skin in the morning!
WHERE TO BUY: Algenist.com, Sephora, Sephora.com
Introducing new Limited Edition seasonal ChapStick® Gingerbread Kiss ($1.99). It is also available in Candy Cane.
What I think: These are fun, seasonal flavors that also keep lips soft and smooth. I especially love the Gingerbread Kiss. It’s really yummy!
Available at mass market retailers near you.
So, dear readers — does your skin get dry in the winter? Leave a comment and let me know what you use.
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.
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.
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
Urban Decay — On Black Friday, get a6-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 theSmoked 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
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.
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.
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.
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!
There are so many great products out for 2013 Breast Cancer Awareness Month! I have compiled a small list of products that are fab in their own right, but coupled with this worthy cause, are better — and pinker — this month!
You can’t go wrong with any of these:
Marc Jacobs Daisy Hot Pink Edition ($79, 1.7 FL OZ) — $3 from each sale up to $50,000 will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
The notes of this pretty fragrance are:
Strawberry, Violet Leaves, Ruby Red Grapefruit, Gardenia, Violet Petals, Jasmine Petals, Musk, Vanilla, White Woods.
Available now at retailers nationwide.
ck one shine lipstick breast cancer awareness limited edition ($16 USD) — This moisturizing lipstick is a fun, bright pink. $1 from each sale will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Sensai’s Total Lip Treatment ($68) helps promote collagen synthesis around the lip area. The luxurious balm works to repair rough, chapped lips while minimizing the appearance of fine lines. Lips are left feeling smooth and moisturized.
This October, Sensai by Kanebo will donate 15% of their Total Lip Treatment sales to The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer®.
Available at Bergdorf Goodman.
As a mother, daughter, and woman, Mally Roncal, Celebrity Makeup Artist and President / Founder of Mally Beauty has been personally touched by breast cancer. To stand with other women who hold this cause close to their hearts, Mally is offering an uplifting seven piece collection, the Brightest Days Are Ahead Kit.
With each purchase, a donation will be made to the Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation’s breast cancer fundraising efforts (FFCF). FFCF leads the industry’s fundraising efforts for innovative breast cancer research and provides grants to the nation’s most distinguished breast cancer research hospitals and foundations.
Housed in a beautiful tote that reads “your best days are ahead” the Brightest Days Are Ahead Kit holds:
§ NEW Perfect Skin Illuminating Refiner with a brush and sponge
§ Perfect Prep Under Eye Brightener in Lighter
§ NEW Luxury Lipstick in Pilar Pink
§ Evercolor Shadow Stick in Empowering Lilac
§ Evercolor Starlight Eyeliner in Fearless Brown
§ Mally Inspirational Bag: To remind you, wherever you are, that “Your Best Days are Ahead”
The Mally Beauty Brightest Days Ahead Limited-Edition Kit retails for $59.98 (MSRP: $140.00) during the month of October.
Breast Cancer Awareness Wet Brush ($14 USD) To commemorate their commitment to the fight against Breast Cancer, JDB proudly introduces the limited edition version of their best-selling detangler, The 2013 Breast Cancer Awareness Wet Brush.
This brush not only combats tangles, but also helps support the battle against Breast Cancer. Take comfort in knowing that every purchase goes towards supporting lifesaving research, providing valuable services to breast cancer sufferers, and creating awareness around this surmountable obstacle.
Dedicated to supporting charities, JDB’s unwavering commitment to various Breast Cancer Awareness programs shows the company’s continued pledge to help bring hope into the lives of so many people.
25% of JDB’s total profits will go towards Breast Cancer research.
This October Julep will release “Edith” ($14 USD) created in honor of the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation. The nail color is a pretty cherry blossom pink crème with holographic glitter.