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Black Friday + Cyber Monday Beauty Deals

20 Nov

By the end of this week, your email will be flooded with tons of discount offers. And a week from today, even more will pop up. What follows is a small compilation of beauty deals that you can look forward to for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Enjoy!

ULTA | Ulta.com

Get great discounts on brands like Lipstick Queen! Get a signature makeup pouch & mini nude lip liner when you spend $30 or more on Lipstick Queen product.

KORRES | korresusa.com

  • BLACK FRIDAY: Up to 60% off bundles for the entire weekend (11/24 – 11/26)
  • CYBER MONDAY: 30% off any purchase for 1 day only with code CYBER
  • Free shipping on any purchase from 11/24 – 11/27

Lip bundle: Natural Lip Essentials $45 ($110 value)

  • 2 mango butter lip sticks (cinnamon, natural pink)
  • 2 raspberry twists lip sticks (grace, allure)
  • 2 guava lip sticks (wine red, natural pink)

Greek yoghurt bundle: Greek Yoghurt Makeup Prep $55 ($93 value)

  • Smoothie priming moisturiser
  • Under Eye Priming moisturiser
  • Makeup wipes 

Body bundle: Head to Toe Hydration $68 ($137 value)

  • 2 Shower gels (vanilla guava, white grape)
  • 2 Body butters (Japanese rose, jasmine)
  • 2 Mandarin Lip Butters (Rose, Peach)

MACADAMIA PROFESSIONAL | macadamiahair.com

Get 50% off + free shipping on all orders placed November 22-27

NARS | narscosmetics.com

Give & Take Event! All online purchases will be 20% off. This is the only site-wide sale all year! Enjoy discounts from November 23-28.

OLE HENRIKSEN | olehenriksen.com

November 22-28, use code “FRIYAY” at check-out to get a FREE 9-piece skincare set ($63 value) loaded with skincare favorites (deluxe minis) with every $50 purchase + free shipping.

  1. Truth Serum
  2. Sheer Transformation Perfecting Moisturizer
  3. The Clean Truth Foaming Cleanser
  4. Find Your Balance Oil Control Cleanser
  5. Counter Balance Oil Control Hydrator
  6. Truth On the Glow Cleansing Cloths (10-pack)
  7. Power Peel Transforming Facial System (1 use)
  8. Power Bright 3-Step Professional Brightening System (1 use)
  9. OLEHENRIKSEN Travel Bag

 

NORDSTROM | Nordstrom.com

Cyber 5: For 5 days, November 23-27 get an array of online discounts and promotions on brands like Charlotte Tilbury, Smith & Cult, Bobbi Brown, Dermaflash, Anastasia & more!

SHU UEMURA |ShuUemura-USA.com

  • BLACK FRIDAY WEEKEND (November 22-25): 20% off any order over $50; 25% off any order over $100 with code SHUBF
  • CYBER MONDAY (November 27- 28): Expect a new flash sale every 24 hours!

SHU UEMURA ART OF HAIR |ShuUemuraArtOfHair-USA.com

  • BLACK FRIDAY: Get 25% off any $125 order + get Limited-Edition Super Mario Brothers Paddle Brush, Gift Bag & Free Shipping. *Not applicable to limited edition collections, gift sets or travel sizes.

MILK MAKEUP | MilkMakeup.com

Milk will be running specials from midnight 11/21 thru Tuesday, 11/28. Also look forward to:

  • BLACK FRIDAY: Get 3 Liquid Strobe liquid highlighters for $30 ($72 value)
  • CYBER MONDAY: $10 off ALL kits

 

CATRICE COSMETICS | CATRICECosmetics.com

  • BLACK FRIDAY: Black Bag Deal (November 24th & 25th): Pick any 5 products for only $20 + get free shipping & black gift bag
  • CYBER MONDAY: Spin to Win (November 27th): Spin digital wheel to receive random deal

 

Happy Shopping!

xo

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FREE Lauder Lipstick

4 Sep

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Okay here’s a cool brand promo you’ll love – barring you’re in the area. In celebration of their NEW counter at Macy’s South Coast Plaza, Estée Lauder is doing a huge in-store  “Lip Switch” event this Wednesday.

Just bring in ANY old lipstick (doesn’t have to be Estée Lauder!) and they’ll swap it for a full-sized Pure Color Envy LipstickFREE.

  • Macy’s South Coast Plaza
  • Estée Lauder counter
  • Wednesday, September 6th | 11am-6pm

TIP: Save yourself some tissue and makeup remover. Use their NEW YouCam Virtual Try-On App at the counter to see how all their shades look on you without having to try them on!

xo

5 Ways Epsom Salt can change your life

21 Apr

 

Strawberry_Ice_Cream_Cone_e063520a-2059-4289-9f56-ab7af1012391When you hear “Epsom Salt” you may think of Grandma. But you shouldn’t. Unless she was a Hollywood screen siren once-upon-a-time who knew her sh*t.

I’ve been rehab’ing myself after long hikes or days when I don’t move from the computer, with relaxing salt and oil baths. But here are 5 ways bathing with Epsom Salt can help improve YOUR life today…

 

1. MINIMIZE INFLAMMATION                                                                                                   Epsom Salts break down into magnesium sulfate when placed in warm water. Magnesium is known to normalize blood pressure and minimize inflammation. Try the delicious Feeling Smitten bath bombs!

2. IMPROVE A SORE BODY                                                                                                             Epsom Salt isn’t the same as bath crystals or Dead Sea salt. They are often used to help improve sore muscles, ingrown toenails, osteoarthritis, and stiff joints.

3. IMPROVE YOUR SLEEP                                                                                                              Soaking in an Epsom Salt bath for at least 12 minutes before bedtime can release muscle tension, relax your mind and improve blood flow, allowing you to sleep better. Try the ME! Bath Lavender Mini Ice Cream bath bombs.

4. REVITALIZE YOUR FEET                                                                                                          Aching feet? Relax in a bath with Epson Salt – or make a little foot bath to help soften calluses and decrease swelling. Try this Lush Foot Soak

5. REDUCE TUMMY BLOAT                                                                                                   Hollywood Trick: Epsom Salt can temporarily reduce bloat! Celebrities like Amanda Seyfried and NBA Cheerleaders have been known to load their baths with Epsom Salt to minimize water weight and help them look more toned before a big event. 

Dr. Teal’s Restore & Replenish Pink Himalayan Mineral Soak & Foaming Bath is NEW, and wonderful for a post or pre-event soak.

But whether you use salt, oil, bubbles, or just hot water in your bath… there’s no easier way (IMO) to escape the world for 20 minutes.

xo 

On-the-Go Extensions

21 Feb
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(L) Hair after hiking; (R) With Dark Blonde Secret Extensions

Up until my 20s I got natural blonde highlights from the sun. But as I’ve gotten older and started paying attention to every freckle, sunblock and hats have become a regular thing. Goodbye natural blonde halo.

Now my hair is bronde – or as Mom used to call it, “Mousy Brown. If I have any highlights, they’re usually paid for. Up until a few weeks ago, my hair has always been a few inches below my shoulders. When it gets any longer, it gets stringy.

Mom has wanted me to get extensions for decades. Meh. I’ve got other things to spend a paycheck on. But when Secret Extensions reached out, I decided I had nothing to lose.

Plus I like the idea of not having to clip hair in. The idea of exposed clips or seams has always made me anxious. Secret Extensions are worn like an adjustable headband. They can be taken on and off in seconds. You just slip them on over your head and pull your natural hair out over the thin band. Instant on-the-go length and volume!

I wore the extensions out a few times and no one noticed anything, which was good. I loved the added volume and color gradient – but the length (16”) and curled ends honestly felt a bit too Disney Princess. If I wear them again, I will attempt cutting the length first.

Actress and company spokeswoman Daisy Fuentes says you can cut, style, or wash these just as you would your own hair. There are 11 shades to pick from, and they’re really affordable compared to professional applications.

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The Secret Extensions are also perfect for trying out highlights, low lights, or even ombre and balayage looks – before committing to permanent color. I test drove Dark Blonde and Light Brown (swatched above).

See all the different fun colors at secretextensions.com.

xo

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And the Winner is…

9 Mar

Special thanks to all the readers who shared Flip video camera-less moments! 

From the regretful mother who missed capturing her toddler’s very first sarcastic comment on film (shame!), to the guy who wished he had a Flip cam in-hand to proove his mother actually fainted during his engagement announcement (classic!) – we were thrilled to reward our favorites with a brand new Flip video camera. 

Of all the entries, the following story out of downtown Los Angeles felt most share-worthy…

“Recently my mother was given a short-time to live. Our family has since taken every opportunity to spend with her. Last weekend, we took the grandchildren and mom up to the Disney center for a picnic. The kids packed the picnic basket with all their favorites – Oreos and Juice Boxes and Bologna. It was a perfect day, a guy was sitting standing on the stairs playing his sax, the kids were running around the tress on the patio, tourists were walking back and forth. In that moment, I had wished I could have stopped time and sat inside that happiness forever. I wasnt armed with a camera and regret it to this day. 

Best Wishes, Danielle C.”

Danielle received a personalized Flip Video camera – plus a VIP box of the latest beauty products – compliments of L’Oreal Paris.

xx