Thursday, November 29, 2012

December Giveaway: Newly Released Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette

December 2012 Giveaway

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I have a great giveaway for December. Urban Decay recently came out with a new palette called the Naked Basics palette. It literally just came out today November 29th and I ordered one for you all to have a chance and win. Of course I picked one up for myself too. This is the palette of the moment and one that everyone is talking about. The value is $27 and I believe it is only available right now at 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Favorite YouTubers of November

Nikki works at Sephora so she really knows her makeup. She does amazing tutorials and is comes across super down to earth in her videos. I love watching all of the knew things that she finds and she finds great stuff since Sephora is always getting in new goodies. Her hauls are really amazing and I'm always wishing I worked at Sephora too. Here is her most recent video:

Monday, November 26, 2012

Cyber Monday Deals, Coupons, and Sales

Cyber Monday Deals 25% off entire purchase with code CYBER12, 11/26 only
Aesop: Free ground shipping on orders of $60 or more through 12/16
Bath & Body Works: 25% off entire site with code CYBER2012, 11/26 only $20 off $100 or $40 off $200 +free shipping with code BBCYBERMONDAY, 11/26 only

Body Shop: 50% off entire store + free shipping at $30, 11/26 only
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare: 25% off entire purchase with code CYBERMONDAY. Spend $50 ore more an receive a free Active Vitamin D Serum Oil. 11/26 only
EcoTools: 50% off sitewide +free shipping
Giorgio Armani: 20% off + free shipping on order of $75 or more, 20% off + free shipping + choice of 6 samples on orders of $125 or more, 11/26-11/30 with code CYBER12A
Folica:  $25 off orders over $75 + free shipping wituh code TURKEYDEAL, 11/26 only
L'Occitane: $10 gift card with any $50 or more purchase with code GIFT10, 11/26 only
Lancome: 20% off with code HEARTS, 11/26-11/30
Laura Gellar: 20% off everything plus free standard shipping, 11/26 only
MAC Cosmetics: Free Overnight Shipping, 11/26 only
MOR: 40% off with code CYBRMND, 11/26-11/27
Nars: 20% off with code NARSFF2012, 11/26-11/27
Murad: $25 off $100 purchase with code CYBERMONDAY, 11/26 only
Sephora: Free mystery sample bag with $25 or more purchase with code UNDERWRAPS, 11/26 only
Tarte: 25% off + free shipping on order of $40 and up with code CYBER, 11/26 only
Urban Decay: 50% off select eyeshadow palettes +free shipping over $50, 11/26 only
YSL: 20% off with code CYBER12, 11/26-11/30

This is all of the information I have about the sales. If you know about any others or find any information to not be correct please let me know. If I find out about others I will add to this list.


Nail of the Day: Revlon Copper Penny

Today's NOTD is from Revlon and is called Copper Penny. This is a great shade to wear around Thanksgiving time and in the Fall. I really think that Revlon makes great polishes and this is no exception. The color is a copper metallic shade with no glitter. These are priced very well for drugstore polishes and I don't have any dupes for this color in my collection.

Nail of the Day: Revlon Copper Penny

Friday, November 23, 2012

Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30/PA+++ Review & Photos

After falling in love with the Nars Sheer Glow I knew that I wanted to try out the Nars Tinted Moisturizer as soon as it came out. I've owned this for quite a while now so I should be able to give you a pretty good review of the product. I tend to like to wear tinted moisturizer on the weekend and foundation for work during the week. Nars Pure Radiant retails for $42 for 1.9 oz. 

Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Review & Photos
Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30/PA+++ 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Inglot Cosmetics Giving Thanks This Thanksgiving

Inglot Cosmetics Giving Thanks This Thanksgiving
I recently came across on Instagram someone posting about this Inglot sale. I will try and post sale information as I get them. This is all that I have heard about the Inglot sale so far. Starting at 3 a.m. EST on November 22nd they are offering 20% off your total purchase at The sale ends 3 a.m. EST on November 27th. That's all I know so far on this sale. If anyone has any additional information or knows of any other good deals please feel free to share them. 


New Urban Decay 30-Shade Eyeshadow Vault

I was recently searching the Sephora website and came across this new palette from Urban Decay. It is called the 30-Shade Eyeshadow Vault. It retails for $270 but you get 30 eyeshadows. If you are an Urban Decay junkie this is an amazing deal but if you already have a lot of their palettes you may want to pass on this one. It's not for everyone because it is pricey but its something worth looking more into. This is available I believe only at 

 Urban Decay - 30-Shade Eyeshadow Vault

What's in My November Birchbox

Since Thanksgiving is coming up, Birchbox focused their November box on giving thanks, giving back, and giving treats. They included in this month's box a reusable gift envelope that can be filled with a treat to give to someone special. I really like that they added this. In addition they are supporting this month, The Art of Elysium which is a non-profit that encourages actors, artists, designers, and musicians to dedicate their time to kids who are struggling with various medical conditions. I really like that Birchbox works with charities. So here is what I got in my November box.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

TAG: Four or More

I've seen some YouTuber's recently doing a tag called four or more which is where I show you all of the beauty items that I have four or more of. The tag was started by itskeerstin. Check out her YouTube channel here.  I think that this will help you get a better idea of some of the products that I really enjoy. The only rule that I know of for this tag is that you cannot include things that came in sets. Some of the stuff I just went crazy buying and was obsessed with at the time. I am only showing you four of each but for many I have more than four.

I love the NYX lipglosses. They are a great price and I find the formula not sticky but lasts a good time on the lips. Some people don't like the smell but I don't mind it. I would purchase more of these in the future.
NYX Lipgloss

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Under-Eye Concealing Combination

I got the idea to do this post from Sandra. .Her blog is 15 steps, then a beauty blog. I'm sure that most of you already subscribe to her blog but if you don't I highly suggest you check her out. Most people probably use one concealer, I use three. I use a corrector, concealer, and brightener. I don't have dark circles but these three steps I just think make my under-eyes look the best. If I am in a hurry I might just do concealer but on a daily basis I do these three steps.

Under-Eye Concealing Combination

Friday, November 16, 2012

My Current Morning Skincare Routine

Beauty Bar Friends & Family Holiday Sale Code

Beauty Bar Friends & Family Holiday Sale Code is having their Friends and Family sale from November 16-November 19. If you spend $100 you get $20 off and if you spend $200 you get $40 off with code BBFF20. In addition you will also get free shipping. Plus if you use ebates you will also get an additional 5% back which makes this an amazing deal. They have some great brands, ship pretty quickly, and have amazing customer service. I highly recommend checking out their site. Happy Shopping!


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Sephora VIB Haul Fall 2012

I picked up a few things from the recent VIB 20% off sale. Some I purchased online and some things I purchased in store. I tend to like to buy things to try them out and typically will always bring a few things back that I don't love. I have too much makeup not to love things I keep. I think I have a good selection of skincare, hair care  nail polish, and makeup. No perfumes because I have like 5 bottles that I have to go through so I am officially on a perfume no buy for quite a while. I also decided not to pick up backups of anything. Backups are not going to be in my vocabulary anymore. I plan to buy things as I finish them. I want to declutter and this will help to do that. 

Sephora VIB Haul Fall 2012

Monday, November 12, 2012

Tarte Holiday 2012 Fantastic Foursome Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Enthusiast Set Swatches, Photos, & Review

Before the Sephora VIB sale ends tonight I wanted to share with you the Tarte blush set that I picked up recently. If you can still get your hands on it, it's a great deal. If you are trying to decided between this and the LipSurgence set I would get this. I love Tarte's blushes and didn't find any dupes for any of these colors in all of the 30 plus blushes that I have. 

Tarte Holiday 2012 Fantastic Foursome Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Enthusiast Set Swatches, Photos, & Review

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Tarte LipSurgence Holiday 2012 Collector's Set Swatches, Photos & Review

Before the Sephora VIB sale ends I wanted to share with you all two of the Tarte holiday sets that I picked up. This post will be about the LipSurgences and the next one will be the blush set. I picked up this limited edition set last year at Sephora and really fell in love with it. It's just too good of a deal to pass up. One LipSurgence sells for $24. In this set you get 5 for $34 which comes to $6.8 for each month and even less with the 20% off. These have in them Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Peppermint Oil, and Jojoba Seed Oil which really is great for your lips. They are free of ParabensSulfates, Synthetic Fragrances, Petrochemicals, Phthalates, GMOs, and Triclosan. 

Tarte LipSurgence Collector's Set Swatches, Photos & Review

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Nail of the Day- OPI Warm & Fozzie

Today's NOTD is a limited edition polish from OPI called Warm & Fozzie. I picked this up last year with the OPI Muppets Collection and am so glad that I have it my collection. It's so perfect for the Halloween/Thanksgiving time because of it orange undertones. It's a really unique color and extremely hard to capture in photos.

Nail of the Day-OPI Warm & Fozzie

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Mac Lipstick Collection Swatches, Photos, and Review

My Mac lipstick is currently small but ever growing. With the Back to Mac program it's hard not to want to buy their lipsticks. They aren't as crazy priced as many Sephora lipsticks and they have such a great color selection. I currently have 4 lipsticks that I am going to share with you all today.

Mac Lipsticks in Syrup, Sweetie, Hue, and Costa Chic
Left to Right: Syrup, Sweetie, Hue, and Costa Chic

Friday, November 2, 2012

Butter London Exclusive Friends & Family 30% Coupon Code

Butter London Exclusive Friends & Family 30% Coupon Code

Enjoy 30% off at Butter London for their annual Friends & Family sale. Now through November 7th use code FRIENDS12 at checkout. I've had my eye on Disco Biscuit and Knees Up. Do you plan on picking up anything?