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Friday, December 30, 2011

Bobbi Brown Neons & Nudes Collection!!

OMG! Have you all seen the New Bobbi Brown Neons & Nudes collection??

It looks amazing! So amazing, that I called my counter and they have it in stock already, so I'm gonna head out there to check it out! :D


Look at these gorgeous lipsticks! Shown here is Atomic Orange, Neon Pink, and Uber Beige. Neon Pink is definitely on my list! This whole collection is right up my alley, with the bright lip and soft eye.



How beautiful is this promo image!?! Loving the bright orange lip!


Complimenting this collection are two soft blushes in Nude Peach and Nude Pink.


There are three new lip glosses in Citrus, Cosmic Pink, and Ultra Violet.


Shimmer Wash eyeshadow in Ultra Violet


Eyeshadow in Blue Bell


Ink Liner in Really Black

This collection is not on the Bobbi Brown website yet, but it is on Nordstrom.com , you can also call your local counter to check if they have it in already, mine location has it, so just check with your counter.

So what do you all think of this collection? Will you be picking anything up?

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Sigma Beauty Extravaganza Complete Kit!

Sigma Beauty has recently just launched the Extravaganza brush kit and this thing is huge! You get 29 brushes in this set! 29!!



This is definitely a splurge at $510, this comes to $17.58 per brush, which seems like a lot for Sigma brushes since we have all come to love them for the quality and price of the brushes, but these also have 18K gold plated ferrules. It makes me wonder if the ferrules weren't 18k gold plated what the price would be for this set, because who really needs 18k gold plated ferrules, with all this being said, I still want this set! It just looks so fabulous!


They all come packed in this great brush case.

If you don't have any brushes at all or at least good quality brushes, I say go for it and pick up this kit, or if you just feel like splurging on something awesome! You get every brush you would ever need to apply your makeup. :)

You can find the Extravaganza Complete Kit here http://www.sigmabeauty.com/Extravaganza_Complete_Kit_p/ecg01.htm?Click=144

What do you all think of this kit? Is this something you might splurge on?

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Ebates My New Favorite!

I've always heard of people using ebates, but I never really looked into it.

What is ebates exactly? From the website;
You get cash back at any of 1,200 stores any time you start your shopping trip at Ebates.com. There are no points to redeem, no forms to mail in, and no fees. Stores pay Ebates a sales commission for sending shoppers their way, and Ebates uses the commission to pay you cash back. All we need is an email address so we can notify you when your cash back has been credited. To date, our members have already earned more than $100,000,000 and you can join them today!

Well about a month ago I signed up and I already made $11 back on only 2 orders, that's pretty darn good if you ask me! I could have got nothing back, so I love it! I actually would have more but I forgot to use it a few times when I placed some Sephora orders. The only problem I have with ebates is that I think I might forget from time to time, but I hope I will get into the habit of going there first when I shop!

The percentage you earn back varies from store to store and they pay you every 3 months. They have over 1200 stores including Sephora, Beauty.com, Nordstrom, Ulta, and so much more.

Another great thing is you can set up your paypal account and they will pay you through there, or you can get a check in the mail. I chose paypal because I have it and it's convenient.

If your a frequent online shopper like I am, I highly recommend you sign up! Oh yeah and it's free!

You can sign up here now http://www.ebates.com/rf.do?referrerid=dLDMU6r5kk2zTzY1cRYfyg%3D%3D .

I am not being paid in any way to say this, nor did anyone at ebates reach out to me. This is just something I signed up for on my own.

I hope you all sign up as well, you have nothing to lose! Happy Shopping!

If you use ebates let me know how you like it. :)

Friday, December 16, 2011

Holiday Beauty Gift Ideas ~ 2011

If you are struggling to pick out a gift for someone, I have compiled a great list of beauty gifts that anyone would be thrilled to receive.

If you know someone who loves makeup or maybe you have a daughter just getting started out in makeup, you want to make sure they have the right tools to apply their makeup. Trust me, the right tools make all the difference! Some of my favorites are from Sigma.

This is my favorite set from Sigma, it's the Premium Professional kit and the ultimate set anyone would need to get their makeup done to look flawless!

This is the Synthetic Essential kit, which I love! These brushes are so soft, perfect for liquid and creams.
You can find these sets and many more here http://www.sigmabeauty.com/?Click=144 .


If you have friends and/or sisters to shop for, this Lorac eyeshadow palette trio is great because you get all 3 in a set, but they are packaged individually so you can give each one to someone. Plus it's a great deal, 3 shadow palettes for $34! You can find these at http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod3820221 . I bought these for myself and I love them! :D




Fragrance is always a great gift if you know what someone wants, otherwise you might be gifting a fragrance someone doesn't like because we all have different tastes. Sephora has these great sets where samples are given in a gift set along with a certificate to redeem for a full size of your choice! You can find this for $50 at http://www.sephora.com/


For the nail polish lover this set from Sephora by OPI is great! You get 18 different mini shades to play with! $48 http://www.sephora.com/browse/section.jhtml?view=all&categoryId=S11502


Do you have all your shopping done yet? I am almost done. We did most of our shopping online so it was nice not having to be in large crowds and wait in long lines!

I hope this list helps some of you! Merry Christmas! :)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Weekend Blog Sale 15% Off Sale!

I'm having another sale on my Blog Sale! I'm giving 15% off on orders $50 and over!

This offer is good to U.S. & International!

Offer ends 12/11/11 at 11:59pm Pacific Time.

Orders must be placed and payed for by this time to receive the 15% off.

http://www.lipglossgossip.com/2009/10/blog-sale.html

Email me at lipglossgossip@yahoo.com and let me know if there's anything you want.

Happy Shopping! ;)

Monday, December 5, 2011

China Glaze Let's Groove Nail Of The Day

Please excuse the messy cuticles and application, as you know I just had a baby so I don't have time to be neat right now! :D

Here's a quick nail of the day for you.

This is China Glaze Let's Groove, which is part of the Retro Diva Collection.

This is a beautiful shimmery purple, perfect for Fall and Winter.

Application was a bit difficult as this color is a bit thick, but I got even coverage in two coats.

Overall I do love this color and would definitely recommend it if you like purple nail polish.

What do you think of Let's Groove? I'm loving purple nail polish right now, what are some of your favorites at the moment??

I just wanted to quickly mention that this whole Google Friend Connect ending has me kinda stressed out! We only have till March with GFC, so I made an account with BlogLovin so please follow my blog with bloglovin. Also if I can follow yours with Blog Lovin let me know so I can do so. Thank you! :)

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Friday, November 25, 2011

Sigma Beauty Free Worldwide Shipping!!!



I included this in my Black Friday post yesterday but this needs a separate post because it's just too good a deal!

Sigma Beauty is offering FREE WORLDWIDE Shipping!

I'm happy for all of the International folks, because we all know how expensive shipping can be for all of you outside the U.S..

Of course this is great for us here in the U.S. as well!

Also check out their Special Deals, there are some great savings in there!

I'll be taking advantage of the Free Shipping deal because I hate paying shipping! Lol :D

What will you be getting from Sigma today??

UPDATE
Being that we have all been having trouble getting on the Sigma website and the website crashed Sigma has extended the Free Shipping till Midnight!

If your having trouble placing an order, just keep trying. I still haven't been able to place my order, but I haven't given up! :)

Use Code ~ BF2011 to take advantage of Free Shipping, Ends today at midnight Central Time.

http://www.sigmabeauty.com/?Click=144

Happy Black Friday Shopping! :)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Black Friday Beauty Deals! Sigma, Sephora, Ulta, & More!

Baby is napping so I thought I would take this time to compile a list of some great Black Friday Beauty deals, some of which you can take advantage of already!

Sigma has an awesome special tomorrow for Black Friday, they are offering Free WORLDWIDE Shipping!!! I know shipping Internationally can be a lot, so those of you who live outside of the U.S. take advantage of this offer! Use Code BF2011 http://www.sigmabeauty.com/?Click=144



Sephora is offering 10 different deals for $10 each, Starts 11/25 at Midnight, Online & in stores http://sephora.com/


Ulta will be having some great deals, one deal I love is this Benefit box of powders set which includes Thrrob and Georgia for $19! Here's a link to the Ulta Black Friday Ad, http://www.ulta.com/blackfriday/ . You can also get Free Shipping online over $25 with code ~ HOLIDAYSHP25


Model In a Bottle is offering 30% off with code, Thanks30 . Offer good until Tuesday! http://modelinabottle.com/


Zpalette is offering 20% off Zpalettes & Pro Zpalettes, plus if you Like their FB page you can get a code for an additional 10% off! Email me if you need the code ;)  http://www.zpalette.com/


Cherry Culture is offering 20% off everything online which is going on now! http://cherryculture.com/index.php


Smashbox is running a Friends & Family sale going on Now! http://www.smashbox.com/


Laura Geller is also holding a 20% Off Sale, going on Now! http://www.laurageller.com/


Too Faced is running some great deals on gift sets. This one is my favorite! You get everything shown here for $99, all of this retails for $165, so that's a great savings! There are other sets on sale right now as well, so check out http://www.toofaced.com/c-119-sets.aspx  , also get Free Shipping with code BLACK11


Urban Decay is giving $20 off their Book of Shadows IV, to the first 1000 orders! http://www.urbandecay.com/book-of-shadows-eyeshadow-iv/310,default,pd.html?start=2&cgid=1 Be quick for this one!  I hope their site doesn't crash tonight! Ha :)


OCC Makeup is offering pre-made sets that you can pre-order now, for $49.50, retails for $83.
http://www.occmakeup.com/boxsets.html


Bath & Body Works is offering their yearly VIP Bag for $20 with any $40 purchase. Online now and in stores Friday.


If I find more beauty deals I will update this post and add them. :)

If you are taking part in the Black Friday madness tonight or early tomorrow morning be safe! I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving and eat lots of yummy food! :)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Baby Is Here! ~ Update!!

It has been quite awhile since I blogged. I feel like I've been saying this in all of my last blog posts as they have been so sporadic, but as you might know I was pregnant and towards the end I was extremely exhausted all the time so blogging was not really something I was thinking about.

Well two weeks ago, as of today, I gave birth to my second baby boy!

Labor was intense! More intense than my first. I was in labor for about 12 hours, which was long, but in the end I had my beautiful baby.


Nicholas was born on 11-5-11. He was 7 lbs 14 oz and 19 & 1/2 inches long.

He is perfectly healthy which is all we could have asked for.

One of the best things was my husband got to be here for his birth. He was not able to be here for the birth of our first son because he was deployed to Iraq, so him being here this time around was wonderful!


In daddy's arms, 2 days ago

I am breastfeeding so he is attached to me almost all the time, so I will make time for blogging when I can. I would like to blog as often and as regularly as I can but of course my baby comes first before everything else, but we are getting more settled into things, so we'll see how it works out. So please be patient and please don't leave my blog, I'm still here, just busier. :)

We couldn't be happier with our new addition to our family!

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Stila In The Light Palette Review & Swatches

My JCPenny recently opened up a Sephora inside of it, even though we have a large Sephora already I was still excited to go check it out. I have heard that the Sephora stores inside JCPenny were usually pretty small but I was surprised at how large it is and how much they carry.

I was really pleased to see Stila because they pulled Stila out of the full Sephora, apparently it wasn't selling well, so I'm hoping it stays in JCPenny.



So of course I had to pick something up. This new palette instantly caught my eye. I swatched these in store and they felt amazing. Great color payoff and they went on butter smooth!


Colors from L to R top row ~ Bare, Kitten, Bliss, Sunset, & Sandstone.
Bottom Row ~ Champagne, Gilded Gold, Luster, Night Sky, & Ebony.

I swatched these with no primer and this is how great the color payoff is.

This is a great set of everyday colors but you can also create a really pretty smokey eye as well. I also love that you get a great set of matte shades as well, for your highlight and crease.

I have been using this everyday since I bought it. It definitely rivals the Urban Decay naked palette in my opinion. I honestly don't use my naked palette very often anymore, I feel like the matte shades in the, In The Light palette gives me an overall better eye look. I don't like when palettes don't include a good set of matte shades, because I don't need my highlight, crease, and lid color to all be shimmery, that's just too much. Stila's In The Light Palette gives me the matte shades that I want.


You also get a great Smudge Stick waterproof liner in Damsel. I have a couple of these already and I love them! They are super pigmented and glide on so smoothly. They are long lasting, which is always a plus!

Here is a swatch of Damsel.

This is going to be a great palette for the Holiday season coming up. You can create some great neutral eyes to pair with bold red lips! Ahh I love it!

Overall this is an amazing palette! Do not pass this one up! I highly recommend it. This will also make a great Christmas present or stocking stuffer!

You can find this on Sephora.com for $39

What do you think of Stila's In The Light Palette??

Thanks for reading and commenting!
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Quickly wanted to mention that it's been forever since I blogged, but I'll be posting an update on all that and a baby update as well coming up soon!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Pop Beauty Pinkest Nail Of The Day!



How fun is this color!?!

I went into Ulta the other day to pick up a few things, and this color in Pinkest by Pop Beauty caught my eye.

Now I know we're in Fall and I myself have been having fun wearing darker colors, but I just couldn't pass this up. It was the only one they had left! :)

This is my first nail polish from Pop Beauty, but I am very pleased with it.

Funny side note ~ I always have nail polish on my nails, so I can never swatch nail colors on myself, therefore I use my hubby! Lol, he always lets me swatch colors on him, so when I swatched this I loved how opaque it was in just one swipe.

I have only been wearing this for a couple days, but the application was very smooth. I got even coverage in two coats.

This is a neon color so it does dry matte and you will need a top coat if you want a shiny finish.

I haven't worn a neon color in a long time so I am loving this color right now.

What do you think of Pop Beauty's Pinkest nail polish? Have you tried any of their other nail shades, if so let me know what some of your faves are, I might like to pick up some more.

Disclaimer ~ I purchased this item myself, this is my personal and honest opinion.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

New Sigma Beauty, Sigmax HD Brush Collection!

Are you all as excited as I am for this launch of the New Sigmax Collection!?!

I have the original Sigmax Synthetic Face kit, which I reviewed here http://www.lipglossgossip.com/search?q=sigmax , and I love it! These are the only brushes I use for my foundation, so you should too! :)

On to the new Sigmax brushes, these look amazing!

This is the Synthetic Precision kit, which comes with a P80, P82, P84, and P86. $49 You can also get these individually for $14 each, but it's a better deal to just get the kit. http://www.sigmabeauty.com/Sigma_Precision_Eyes_Kit_p/smax02.htm?Click=144



Here is the F86, Tapered Kabuki. $16 http://www.sigmabeauty.com/Sigma_Tapered_Top_Synthetic_Kabuki_F86_p/f86.htm?Click=144



You can also get this set which includes the original brushes along with the New F86. $56 http://www.sigmabeauty.com/Synthetic_Kabuki_Kit_p/smax04.htm?Click=144



And lastly the ultimate Synthetic Essential Kit! It comes with all of the Sigmax brushes, including the originals which I love! $99 http://www.sigmabeauty.com/product_p/smax03.htm?Click=144

I honestly can't wait to try these. I will be picking up the Precision Kit along with the F86 since I already have the others. The Sigmax brushes are unbelievably soft so I have a good feeling about the new brushes!

Don't forget you get a free gift on orders over $30, plus Sigma ships Worldwide!

Have you tried any of the Sigmax brushes? Which ones will you be picking up?

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Weekend 10% Off Blog Sale!

Hi this weekend I'm holding a sale on my blog sale!

All orders over $40 will receive 10% off!

My sale is open internationally as well!

You will see your 10% off in your invoice.

This sale starts NOW and ends Sunday, October 9 at 11:59pm Pacific time.

Orders must be placed and payed for by this time.

Here is the link to my blog sale http://www.lipglossgossip.com/2009/10/blog-sale.html .

Email me at lipglossgossip@yahoo.com with the items you would like me to invoice you for.

Thanks, and Happy Blog Sale Shopping! :)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Tarte LE Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner Collection Review


Sephora recently added some new sets online, and when I saw this set I ordered it in a heartbeat! :)


I had already tried one of these pencils that I got in a kit from QVC. I believe this color is plum, which I love.

When I first tried this one, I was in love. It was a gorgeous color, long lasting, waterproof, and I could use it as a liner or a shadow.

These are so creamy, and glide on so easily. You have a bit of time to blend or smudge, but once it sets, it's on for good.



Flash

Natural light
The shades included from L to R are Golden Beige, Moss, Violet, Espresso, Silver Black, and Smoke.


Swatches are in the same order and below is the plum that I already had.

The value in the set is amazing! Just one of these is $25 but you get a set of six Full Size waterproof liners for $39! What a steal!

I love the Violet and Espresso for lining, and I've been using the others more as an eyeshadow base. Golden Beige and Smoke have a bit of a glitter to them, which I don't mind but keep that in mind of you don't like a lot of sparkle.

This set also comes with a sharpener, which they don't show or tell you online, but it's in there.

If you haven't picked up this set I highly recommend it.

I just noticed it's out of stock online, but check your Sephora store, and be checking back online for its return because this is a great set to have for yourself or give as a gift, Christmas is not too faraway either and this would be a great stocking stuffer!

Have your tried Tarte's Waterproof Liners? What do you think of them?

Disclaimer ~ I purchased these items myself, this is my true and personal opinion.