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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!

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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.

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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! :-)