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Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Years Eve FOTD




I haven't posted a fotd in awhile so here is my fotd for today, NYE!

Eyes
MAC pigment in Sunnydaze on lid applied with MAC water based Mixing Medium
MAC Cork eyeshadow in the crease
MAC Poison Pen eyeshadow on the outer corner
MAC Brule and Shroom to highlight
Stila Black Smudge Pot to line upper lash line
Lancome Le Crayon Khol in Black Ebony for waterline
Rimmel The Max Volume Flash Mascara

Cheeks
Senna Soft Focus blush to contour
MAC Ungaro Beauty Powder in Flower Mist Dew as blush

Lips
Lancome Color Fever lipstick in Rock Icon Fuchsia
Lancome La Laque Fever Lip Shine in Electric Pink


We always stay in for New Years. Anyone else stay home for New Years? What a year it's been! There have been some ups and downs throughout the year; our car majorly messing up, me, my son, and my husband all being in the hospital for different reasons (we're all fine now), but one thing that has been nothing but great for me this past year is this blog! I never thought I would get as many readers as I have! I never thought I would get any comments! This blog has been very good for me! I love reading your blogs and reading comments you leave for me on mine! I truly appreciate everyone that takes the time to read my opinions and leave me a comment!

I look forward to continuing my blog in the New Year as well as reading yours!

I hope you all have a Safe and Happy New Year!

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Thursday, December 24, 2009


I just wanted to wish all of you a Merry Christmas! I hope you are all enjoying time off from work or school and enjoying the holidays with the people you love!
Thanks for continuing to check out my blog and taking the time to post comments!! It means so much!! :-)


Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Great Gift Ideas, Stila Smudge Pot Review

We are 6 days away from Christmas! Have you got your shopping done? If you haven't I have some great gift ideas that anyone would love to receive! :-)

1. Urban Decay Show Pony Shadow Box $30
This is really great for someone who likes to use eyeshadows and play up their eyes. It also comes with a 24/7 Eye Pencil in Zero and a mini Eyeshadow Primer Potion (forgot to picture).





2. Stila Smudge Pot Collection Limited Edition $32
I love this! It comes with four Smudge Pots and a mini brush as well. These can be used as a liner like intended or as a base for shadows to really make colors pop. These are long lasting and don't budge. As you can tell I have been using mine A LOT! Smudge Pots are my NEW Favorite liners! Love them! These are smaller than the usual Smudge Pot sizes but you still get a ton of product. They are about the size of a Smashbox Jet Set liner. Includes Kitten, Starry, Violet, and Black.





3. Collector's Edition Fragrance Sampler For Her $75
If your thinking about getting someone a fragrance this is awesome because you can gift them with this. They get to sample all these fragrance minis, then choose which one they like best. It comes with a coupon that can be redeemed for a full size at any Sephora!



4. DiorShow Lash Essentials Set $29
We all love BIG FULL lashes and Dior makes some of the Best mascaras out there. This set is amazing. You get a full size Dior Show Iconic Mascara PLUS Dior Show and Dior Show Blackout mascara minis! This is a great deal! This would be a really nice stocking stuffer! You read that Santa!?! ;-)



5. Tarte Treasure Chest! $52
This is sold out online but you can check your local Sephora store. If they have it in stock grab it! Don't pass it up! This would make an AMAZING gift! Who wouldn't want to open up this Treasure Chest of makeup on Christmas morning! It's loaded with everything you need for eyes, lips, and cheeks!




All items can be purchased at Sephora.com (except the Treasure Chest) and Sephora stores.

Also use coupon code UPS2DAY for FREE 2 day Shipping Upgrade!

What is on your Christmas wish list this year? Let me know in the comments. :-)

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

My new puppy!

If you follow me on twitter you might have read a few days ago that I got a new puppy!!!

I have two other dogs already but both of them were rescued/adopted so we got them full grown. I've been wanting a puppy for a long time though. The last time I had a puppy I was a kid.

I had been looking for puppies that needed to be adopted. Finally some came up so we went to check them out and see if there was one we were interested in. I really wanted a female because our other two are males.

We ended up finding one we loved!

This is Honey! She is a Dachshund Chihuahua mix. She is about 11 weeks old. She is super cute and sweet. She loves to play! We have quickly learned that she is a chewer! She will chew up whatever she finds; shoes, clothes, toys, anything!



She is laying on my husbands shoulder here. She loves to cuddle up! :-)


We have been having so much fun with her these last few days!

I can't believe Christmas is already 12 days away! Have you all finished your Christmas shopping? Are you last minute shoppers? I usually try to get my Christmas shopping done early. We already bought my son all his presents. I haven't got my husbands yet though so I need to get that done this coming week!

Well I just thought I would share some pictures of our new baby! :D

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Estee Lauder Blacker Than Black Collection

This month Estee Lauder is launching their Blacker Than Black Collection. If you liked the idea of the MAC Style Black collection but are looking for a more subtle approach then this collection might be for you.

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The collection will include six of there most popular mascara formulas but will be a richer, more concentrated, dramatic shade of black.

Mascaras included in this collection:
Double Wear Zero Smudge Lengthening Mascara in Blacker Black
Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting Mascara in Bold Black
Projectionist High Definition Volume Mascara in Jet Black
TurboLash All Effects Moition Mascara in Turbo Black
MagnaScopic Maximum Volume Mascara in Black
More Than Mascara Moisture Binding Formula in More Black




Also included will be a NEW Signature Eyeshadow Quad in Black Smoke.


Available at Estee Lauder counters and esteelauder.com beginning this month.

One last thing this Saturday Estee Lauder counters will be giving out a FREE lipgloss and Free 2 minute hand massage. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY!

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Tarte Treasure Chest

A few weeks ago Sephora sent out an email with a coupon code for 20% off for VIB Beauty Insiders. I of course had to take advantage of that so I placed an order for some stuff I wanted. One of the things I ordered was the Tarte Treasure Chest. I believe there was a set like this one last year. Well I had just seen this at my Sephora and loved the way it looked but I wasn't able to swatch it because it was encased in glass. I decided to just order it anyways. I am really gald I did because this ...um... palette, cube, thing is awesome!

This has everything you need for your eyes, cheeks, and lips! It includes 16 full size shimmer eyeshadows, 16 full size matte eyeshadows, 16 lipglosses, a bronzer, a highlighter, and 4 blushes. There is also a mirror inside. Plus the gems on top of the packaging make it look so cute!









Here are a few random eyeshadow swatches. The first six colors are shimmer, the next six are matte.



As you can probably tell I have been using the eyeshadows a lot. I really love the eyeshadows. They are super pigmented and blend easily. The bronzer, highlighter, and blushes are very nice as well but I haven't used them as much. The lipglosses are all very sheer. I would have liked some more color to the glosses.

This would be great for traveling or make a great Christmas gift. You can create so many different looks with this set. I would definitely recommend this!

Overall I am really glad I ordered the Tarte Treasure Chest. You can find this at Sephora or Sephora.com for $52. The price is a little steep but I think it's worth it for all that you get.

Do you have the Treasure Chest? What do you think of it? Share your thoughts! :-)

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Monday, November 30, 2009

Tarte / Bobbi Brown Cyber Monday and My Thanksgiving/Black Friday!

Tarte Cosmetics is having a REALLY great deal right now on their website!



40% off is HUGE! Plus FREE shipping and a FREE double ended gloss on orders over $25! Enter code CYBERMON9 at checkout!

I placed my order already! You can't pass up 40% off right? :D

Bobbi Brown online is also giving 20% off!

Free standard shipping on orders of $65 or more. Plus complimentary gift wrap on all orders! Also proceeds from your order will go to Dress For Success.

Have you placed any orders yet? How did your Thanksgiving and Black Friday go?

We stayed home on Thanksgiving and ate lots of food of course! On Black Friday we didn't go out till about 1 in the afternoon and there were still tons of people shopping everywhere. We didn't get much because well there wasn't really anything we needed but we did get Rock Band 2! It was only $100! I also got some sweaters that were $5 each. Nothing too exciting! But I do have lots of stuff coming in the mail! I'm actually waiting for our NEW TV today! Yay! My husband is anxiously waiting for the TV! It's all he's been talking about since we ordered it! It kinda sucks because UPS probably won't bring it till he's already gone for work and I don't know how to hook it up! Haha!

Well I hope you all had a GREAT Holiday weekend! Let me know how your Thanksgiving and Black Friday was and if you took advantage of any great deals! :-)

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Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday Coupon Codes Updated!

I just got some more codes in my email so I thought I would post them. :-)

Smashbox.com 20% off now till December 1st. Code ~ SBFF9

JCPenny.com Free Shipping on orders of $25 or more now through November 30. Code ~ 25MERRY

Stevemadden.com 30% off entire purchase PLUS FREE standard shipping. Offer valid till November 26 11:59pm EST. Code ~ Thanksgiving30

KateSomerville.com Friends and Family 30% off! November 27-30. Code ~ KATE2009

Updated Codes

EsteeLauder.com ~ 4 deluxe samples with any order. Spend $40 or more and get a free bag. Now till December 1. Code ~ CYBERCHIC

Bobbibrown.com ~ Free shipping on ANY order, plus includes mini gloss and mascara sample. Offer ends November 29 at midnight EST. Code ~ ENJOY88

Ulta.com ~ Free shipping on orders of $25 or more. Valid through November 28. Code ~ 33069

BenefitCosmetics.com ~ Free shipping on any order. Offer ends November 30 at 11:59pm EST. Code ~ CYBERMON

LauraGeller.com ~ 20% off now through Monday. Code ~ TURKEY

StilaCosmetics.com ~ Free shipping now through Monday. Code ~ THANKS

Prescriptives.com ~ Free 4 piece gift plus free shipping on any order of $35 or more. Now through November 29. Code ~ TREAT9.

MACCosmetics.com ~ Free shipping on any order now till December 13. No code Necessary.

I'll update this post if I get more!

Thanks for following, reading, and commenting! :-)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Black Friday, Sales, Coupon Codes

Black Friday is almost among us! The sales are pouring in. My inbox is full of advertisements on sales that are taking place this November 27. What is it about these sales that make people temporary lose there minds! :P

I myself have never truly taken place in the standing in line at 3am festivities but I do go shopping every year on that day. We usually go after the madness has died down, around 10 or 11am.

Last year we drove by Target and Best Buy on the night of Thanksgiving at around 10pm and there were already loads of people in line. There were tents set up, chairs, blankets, kids playing football in the road. It was crazy!

I can't believe people will wait all night for a TV! Then again who am I to judge! If I was told MAC or Sephora is selling $500 worth of makeup for only $200, you know I would be out there! HAHA!

I do think some of the deals are great but I wouldn't wait in line all night. I wouldn't want to deal with all the pushing and shoving and rudeness that comes out of people on that day.

Many stores this year are doing Black Friday online! I think this is great because you can save money and get some great deals without all the madness that is Black Friday.

Here are some sales and coupons

At BetseyJohnson.com
40% off with code Bonanza at checkout!




At Zoya.com
Get SIX FREE nail polishes with any purchase of $20 or more use code GREENFRIDAY at checkout.




At Bath and Body works online and in store
VIP Bag includes 10 products, only $15 with any $40 purchase.




At Victoria Secret in stores and online
Free Runway bag with any $60 purchase, includes 3 Beauty Items!






At Lancome-usa.com
20% off now through the 30th! Code ~ HOLIDAYJOY2





At Giorgioarmanibeauty.com

20% off, use code FAMILY at checkout. Now through the 30th.


Also I called my Sephora and asked if they were going to be having any sales or deals on that day and she said she couldn't say but possibly through out the day they would! So I'll be hitting Sephora up that day to see what's going on! Call and check with your local Sephora and see if they'll be more descriptive as to what the deals/sales are going to be. Or if you know anything already about what Sephora might be doing on Black Friday let me know!

Will you be doing any shopping on Black Friday??? If you are, have fun and wear comfy shoes! :D

P.S.
That photo of the line is for the Sephora Grand Opening in my city! Yes I am in the line! Yes I will wait in line for makeup like I said! It was only an hour wait! Haha! Plus I got a FREE $75 gift card that day! :D lol


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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Leslie Blodgett Perfume Diaries

I was recently contacted to test out Bare Skin, the new scent by Leslie Blodgett.
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My first initial thought on this was that it was really strong. I could smell it when I opened the envelope. Although I don't mind strong scents because I know it will last all day. Also I thought it smelled a little old lady-ish but I decided to hold my judgment until I could actually wear it.

So I sprayed some on and went about my day. It was strong in the beginning and I didn't like it so much at first, but once it settled it wasn't so strong.

This did last all day. I had it on since about 8am and could still smell it at the end of the day.

This is a really warm, spicy, musky scent. I think it's a really nice Fall scent. If you like these kind of fragrances you might want to check this out.

If you are not one for strong or spicy/musky scents this might not be for you. I tend to like more floral/fruity scents myself so I don't love this scent but I was glad I was able to test it out.

Hopefully we'll see some more fragrances to come from Leslie Blodgett because I do love her! Do you all watch her on QVC? I love watching her there. She is so funny and seems so REAL and sweet! :-)

A 1.7 oz Eau de Parfum Spray is $55.

This can be found at Sephora and Sephora.com.

Thanks for following, reading, and commenting! :-)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Flirt! Holiday 09 eyeshadow set.

I went to Kohl's this last weekend and ventured down to the beauty section of course. As I was looking around I saw this table they had set up with gift sets for the holidays. I went over and saw this big Flirt! eyeshadow palette/box with 40 eyeshadows in it! The price was marked $29.99 but it was on sale for $26.99. Plus I had a 20% off coupon. I new right away I had to have this!

I have never tried these eyeshadows before but I thought they looked nice and the price was great for that many shadows. I believe they did a set like this last year as well.

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This is some random swatches from the palette. It has still been really cloudy so I haven't been able to take any decent quality natural light pictures. Also ever since the time change and the sun setting at 4ish and it getting dark at 5pm doesn't really leave me much time to try and get natural light photos. :-/


The packaging is cute. I love the pink bow. The inside where the shadows sit in is like a plastic carton type of thing. The shadows are the same size as MAC shadows so they can be depotted and put into palettes.

The quality is nice for the price. They are nicely pigmented some more so than others but they are all very nice. They blend easily and last all day. I used it today. I put my makeup on at 7am this morning and it's now 5:05pm and it hasn't faded.

This would make a really great gift for a makeup junkie, or someone just getting into makeup like a teenager. This gives someone the opportunity to experiment with lots of different colors.

Most of these are a satin finish. There are a few frost shades and a few matte shades.

Overall I'm really pleased with this set. Check it out at a Kohl's near you or at Kohl's.com.

I love all the makeup sets that come out at this time of the year because it's a great time to score some really great deals! Have any of you found any great makeup deals? Let me know! I'll have some more reviews of different sets coming up soon! :-)

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

E.L.F. at Target

I was at Target the other day and as I was walking, the end cap display caught my eye. It was E.L.F. products. I have never seen this line sold at Target before. Everything they had was packaged for what looks like Christmas stocking stuffers. It was all really cute.

I have tried the E.L.F. line before and was pleased with everything I tried. For a dollar their eye shadows are nicely pigmented and blend easily. So I was happy to find E.L.F. at Target.

Everything was in sets, except for a few things. The few single items were $1 and the sets ranged from $3 to $10. I picked up a couple things.



First I got a set with two duo eye shadows. It also came with a sponge tip applicator. This is $3.




The other item I got is the beauty encyclopedia palette. This comes with 12 eye shadows, 2 cream shadows, 1 eye liner, and a little double ended brush/sponge tip applicator. I love this palette. You can create a natural look or do a really smokey look! I'm really glad I picked this up. Oh yeah also forgot to mention this is only $5! FIVE DOLLARS for all these shadows is a steal!




Here are some swatches of the duo shadows on the left and some of the ones in the palette on the right. I couldn't get any good natural light pictures because it's been so cloudy.

I don't know if Target is going to regularly carry the e.l.f. line now or if it's just for the Holidays, but these would make really great gifts or stocking stuffers.
Definitely check these out at Target! Especially the palette!

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Tags!

Well I have been lagging on some tags but here they are. :-)

I was tagged by http://tackyblueeyeshadow.blogspot.com/

I really liked this tag. I thought it was super cute!

The Rules:
-You have to put a song that makes you happy.
- You can tag as many people as you like, there is no limit.- Say at least one thing about each blog you tag, that will make them smile, something nice about their blog that makes you smile when you read it!

Well I LOVE music! So this was hard to choose one song that makes me happy because there are tons of them that do! :D
Here is the song I chose! This song just makes me want to dance! :p


For this one I tag
Christina from http://christina83writes.blogspot.com/~ She is super sweet and just beautiful! :-)
Noelle from http://beautygirl24.blogspot.com/~ Once again super sweet, and love her OOTD! :-)
Cristina from http://barbieluvsmac.blogspot.com/~ LOVE her FOTDs and she also cracks me up! :D
and http://www.lipstickrules.com/~ Really great, honest reviews! :-)



I was also tagged by Marce from http://eltrendebelleza.blogspot.com/

Questionnaire
1. What animal would you be in another life?
A bird so I can feel what it's like to fly!

2. What can't you live without?
My husband and my son

3. What do you like most about a person?
Sense of humor

4. What colours do you wear the most?
Black

5. Three words that describe you?
shy, caring, shopaholic...haha

6. A place you'd travel to?
Greece and Egypt

7. Ideal date?
Movie, Dinner, and dancing! :-)

8. One thing you'd like to do?
Get a job in the makeup and beauty field

9. If you didn't do what you do, what would you be?
See last answer :-)

10. What's the most outrageous thing you've done?
Hmmm...I don't know...well I do know but I can't say...Haha!

For this I tag anyone who hasn't done this questionnaire! :-)

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Winner!

So we (my husband and I) have picked a winner for my Halloween contest!

And the winner is.......

Amanda!!!! From Fashion, Love, and Martinis!

You can check out her entry on her blog here http://fashionloveandmartinis.blogspot.com/2009/11/lip-gloss-gossip-halloween-contest.html

We loved her costume and makeup! We thought it was super cute!
So email me so I can get your shipping address and get your prize to you!

Thanks to everyone else who participated! We loved your entries as well, but could only pick one. I wish I could send you all something but there will always be more contests!

Thanks for following, reading, and commenting!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween Contest Reminder!

Ok so this is just a reminder that the contest ends tonight!

No entries will be accepted after 11:59pm Pacific Time.

I only have a few entries so far. So if you want to enter, do it soon!

For details on the contest http://www.lipglossgossip.com/2009/10/halloween-contest.html

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Lady Gaga new face of MAC Viva Glam!

I just learned (from Perez) that Lady Gaga will be the new face of the MAC Viva Glam campaign, along with Cyndi Lauper.

MAC will be launching Viva Glam Gaga and Viva Glam Cyndi lipsticks on March 18 in the US!

As always 100% of the proceeds will go to the MAC AIDS Fund.


I LOVE Lady Gaga! I can't wait to see what the promo images are going to look like!

Who else is excited about this?! I sure am! :-)

Friday, October 30, 2009

Tags!

So I was tagged by MaryJesse~http://jessnjrod.blogspot.com/ for a Christmas Wish List tag and Noelle~http://beautygirl24.blogspot.com/ for the Kreative Blogger Tag.

I'm sure you are all subscribed to them because they are fabulous! If you aren't you should be! :-)


Christmas Wish List

There aren't any rules for this one so here goes... These are the things I want right now.

1. D&G 3 L'IMPERATRICE ~ I smelled this at Sephora a week ago. It smells SO GOOD!

2. Jessica Simpson Fancy Love ~ Again another perfume. I smelled this at Macy's about a week ago as well. Well as I was walking by the lady handed me the card. I threw it in my purse and could smell it all day. I love it!

3. A new bag. I LOVE bags! I can always go for a new one! They make me happy! I went into Sally's the other day and the guy was like every time I see you, you have a new bag! :D

4. A vacation!

So that is my wish list. There are other things I want, or need like new foundation because I'm almost out, but that's not exciting. :-)


Kreative Blogger Tag



To accept this award do the following:

1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
5. Nominate 7 Kreative Bloggers.
6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they have been nominated.


1. Well the first interesting fact is I have no sisters. I do have one younger brother though.

2. I am currently looking for a job in the beauty field. I have some interviews coming up soon! :D

3. I prefer blogs over YouTube because I like to read.

4. I found a dog that I want, but I already have two and I have a cat as well! I think I have to get him though. He is at the shelter. I felt a huge connection with him! I don't know how many pets I'm legally allowed to own though. I wish I could save them all! :-(

5. Hmm....this is getting hard to think of more things....Oh I have a star! My husband named a star for me with the International Star Registry. He got it for me for Christmas about six years ago. :-)

6. I LOVE playing Rock Band! HAHA :D

7. I LOVE Glee! Do any of you watch Glee? If you don't you should! It's such a great show and the singing and arrangements are amazing! Love it! :-)

So I tag anyone who wants to do any of these.

REMINDER Don't forget to enter my Halloween makeup/costume contest!

Thanks for following, reading, and commenting! :-)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Stila ~ Free Shipping

Stila Cosmetics has launched a NEW website. To celebrate they are offering FREE Shipping this week only! NO minimum purchase!

Use code LAUNCH at checkout.

:-)

Young Punk, Nordstrom Customer Service

So in my last post I was like desperately looking for a MAC Young Punk Mineralize eyeshadow but was having lots of trouble finding one. BUT I remembered that Nordstrom will check all their stores on their computer to see if anything you are looking for is in-stock. I don't know why I hadn't remembered to do this earlier!

So I go on Nordstrom.com and do a live chat and the lady tells me it's in-stock at one place and gives me the number. I asked her if I could have a list of places because their computers are not always up to date as to what's in stock.

So I start calling all these Nordstroms and each one says they are sold out. I get to the last one on the list not expecting them to have it and when I ask she says oh yeah we have it. I then ask her how many she has, she's like oh let me check. She comes back and tells me there is ONE LEFT. So of course I told her I'll take it! This girl was SUPER SWEET! She even gave me free shipping! So I was really happy about that! I have to say though I have always had great customer service from Nordstrom! They are always nice and helpful! Great customer service makes your shopping experience just that much better!

So in case you didn't know if ever you are looking for something that is sold out, you can always call Nordstrom customer service or do a live chat and they can check their computers and try and help you locate the item you are looking for.

So I should have my Young Punk (haha) in a few days! Yay! Thank you Nordstrom Customer Service for helping me locate one and Dianna at the MAC counter for hooking me up with free shipping! :D


Just wanted to remind you if your going out or dressing up for Halloween this weekend don't forget to take some pictures and enter my contest!

Thanks for following, reading, and commenting! :-)