Showing posts with label makeup. Show all posts
Showing posts with label makeup. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Coachella And Festival Season Tips - Fashion And Beauty


Today I'm going to talk to you with my best tips for enjoying summer, Coachella type events and Festival season.  As much as you want to groove where the music takes you, you'll also want to be prepared.  I hope you'll enjoy my tips, (I totally forgot to include deodorant in my list), and my special minute with over and under 40s.


What are some of your favorite tips for enjoying things outside? I'd love to hear.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Unboxing the PopSugar #MustHaveBox for October 2016!



Hi guys...so I was away for awhile having a knee replacement.  Man, that is ROUGH!  If you follow me on social media, you probably saw me about to loose my marbles the first month and whining about how hard it is.  I had unrealistic expectations going into it...didn't think it could be much worse than my neck surgeries, (they go in thru the front and pull your trachea and esophogas out and work on the neck bones from the front...ew), or my shoulder surgery.  (I ripped all the muscles and tendons off the bone and they were reattached with screws).  I honestly thought I'd be back to blogging within about two weeks while I recovered but was sadly mistaken.

At one month out, I was still barely mobile.  In my second month, I was trying really hard to come back to the blog and longest story short, I've had to dedicate myself to working hard on my leg and make that, not only my first priority, but a life consuming project.  The only way to get better with this surgery is too work as hard as you can as much as you can.  There's a period of time of only 3-4 months to get movement back and if YOU don't work it as hard as you can, you can't make it...and you'll never walk right again.

So anyway, that's what I've been doing.  It's very hard, but I feel like Rocky every time I finish a physical therapy workout.  And we have a right knee club there now, too, so we watch each other's scars heal and can talk to each other about things our SO's just can't relate to.  It sort of makes me feel old, but then again, I'm the youngest person there with a knee replacement.

Which brings me all to this:  The youtube video I made of my PopSugar Must Have Box unboxing for the October 2016 box!!!!  I love the PopSugar Must Have Box.  It's got such nifty items in it and the value always far exceeds the $35 monthly fee.  AND, they are full sized items!!!  Subscribe at the link and use the code SAVE5 for $5 off the first box.  Check my other videos for more.

You can subscribe, comment and even thumbs up the video.  I won't be mad.  Be sure and leave a comment and tell me what other kinds of videos or blog posts you'd like to see.  And follow me on social media for even more!




PopSugar sent this box free of charge in exchange for my honest opinion.  The box has a suggested retail value of $153 all for just $35!  You can follow PopSugarMust Have on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, for more fun information.  ORDER here and use the code SAVE5 for five bucks off the first box!!!

Which was the item you're most interested in this month?  Are you following the "Fall Classic"...the World Series?  Who are you rooting for?  I'm pulling for the Cubs to break the losing streak!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

POPSUGAR Must Have Box For September 2016 Unboxing

The September PopSugar Must Have Box was provided free of charge to me in exchange for my honest opinion.  #Press Sample


Hi welcome back!!   And welcome back to me!  If you've seen my other social media in the past six weeks, you might remember I had a knee replacement surgery.  It was brutal for the first 5.5 weeks but I finally can move around enough and sit long enough to get some work done!!!   My inaugural post surgery welcome back post is a video on YouTube showing the Must Have Box for September.   Check it out!   It's one heck of a value!!!!!


Sunday, November 29, 2015

Don't Miss The Cinderella Makeup, Nail Polish and Beauty Bag Collection At Walgreens.

This holiday season for all princesses young and not-so-young.  The Cinderella beauty collection has some excellent gifting items at Walgreens.  Who doesn't love Cinderella!?!?!  Everytime I think about this collection, my mind starts singing "a dream is a wish your heart makes..."  The entire collection is super cute!!  The makeup, the Orly nail polish and the London Soho New York cosmetic bags are outstanding!!  Well, let me show you what Disney has instore for the holiday season with the Cinderella collection.  You may have seen me post a few of these pictures already on Instagram.

This post covers the makeup collection and you will be able to view the London Soho New York makeup bags and Orly nail polish collection at this blog post.

The largest piece in the Disney Cinderella makeup collection is an item that we haven't seen in any of the previous princess or villan collections.  It is a large eyeshadow palette called Ready For The Ball, ($14.99).  It contains 35 eyeshadows.  I've seen some excellent swatches on the web.  I did buy it, but haven't had the chance to swatch it for myself yet.

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To keep those eyeshadows in place, there is a tube of Past Midnight Eyeshadow Primer, ($2.99).  I haven't had the chance to open it to see the color yet but will add it in when I do.  And instagram it for you.

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If you've shopped the Disney Walgreens collaborations before, you might expect there to be a Beauty Book and there is. It is also called Ready For The Ball, ($9.99).  It contains 9 eyeshadows, 2 blushes, an eyeshadow brush that is simply charming, (lol), an eyeliner and a lipgloss tube.  That first row of shadows just grabbed me by the collar and the brush sold me!!

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On the inside of the beauty book, there is a faux mirror telling Cinderella to be sure to get home by midnight.

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There is also a three piece Crown Jewels liquid eyeliner set, ($4.99), to complete your eye look.

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In my opinion, one of the stars of the collection is the A Dream Come True All-In-One Highlighter.  It's just like the clock waiting to strike 12, and even comes with a brush.   It's a steal at just $4.99, and it's pretty big.  I'm not sure yet how it will work for shadow, but I've seen swatches of it and it's sooooo pretty.  Like Cinderella!

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One simply must have a princessy lipstick, right?  I apologize for the picture quality.  They're hard to photograph in the container.  ($2.99)  I didn't make the mush spot, by the way, and purchased the rose for my holiday princess looks.

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The collection contains this set of three lipglosses called The Gloss Slipper, ($3.99).

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Finish your Cinderella look with Fairy Glow Face and Body Illuminator, ($2.99).  We princesses are all about that glow!!

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How will you apply all this pretty makeup?  Well, with the Cinderella brush collection, of course!  Could it possibly be anymore princess-y?

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You might also like to use the Cinderella cotton swabs.  Only $1.99 and super cute!  Keep the container and use it for those hair bands and bobby pins that always stray.

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When Cinderella got home, I'm sure she wanted to erase all signs she went to the ball so her sinister evil step-mother wouldn't find out.  And I'm sure she probably reached for the Disney Cinderella Wish It Away makeup remover wipes, (25 ea/$2.99), another really outstanding deal.

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There are several Orly nail polishes to complete Cinderella's look, as well as a few London Soho New York cosmetic bags to carry it in.  Click this link to read all about the nail polish and makeup bags and see the pretty pictures.

This collection is available only at Walgreens, in-store and online.  I think it's totally adorable.  I've bought a few items but haven't had time to launch into them with Thanksgiving and decorating the house and all of that.  They sell out so fast that I just didn't want to wait.  The check out lady asked me, "how old is she?"  And I said my age.  And we both laughed.  I'll be back for more.

What do you think of the Disney Cinderella beauty collection?  Which Disney/Walgreens collection has been your favorite?

Friday, July 3, 2015

July 4th Weekend Beauty Sales and Steals



My inbox has a ton of really great coupons and sales for the Fourth of July Independence Day weekend.  Just in case you don't subscribe to the same lists I do, I want to share some with you.

Don't forget to sign up with Ebates.   You'll receive cash back for orders placed at many of the following online locations.  I've saved over $200 already in the few months I've been a member.  It's SO worth it!!

First of all, sign up at www.Algenist.com  They have amazing coupons and specials that will come to your inbox.  I just had the opportunity to buy backups of the Repairing Tint and Radiance Moisturizer, which I have no doubt will end up being my product of the year for 2015.  I was able to purchase a color I didn't have as well as two I already do.  Pretty excited about that.  Sign up for the newsletter and get a free gift with purchase with the code SUMMERGLOW.

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Tarte Cosmetics has a firecracker of a deal at 15% off with the code STARS runing now until July 5th.  If you'd like to see how beautiful Tarte is, please check some of my reviews.

Zoya has a great deal for BOGO 3!  Buy any three polishes and get three free.  Use the promo code 3Free, put the colors in your cart and there ya go.  Add the colors you want and put the promo code in the coupon field in the shopping cart and it makes the $$ adjustment.  There is no limit to how many sets you can buy.  This deal runs until 7/4/15 at 11:59 p.m.

ORLY, my goodness I think this is unprecedented.  Look at what I got in my email:

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Beauty For Real has a  $10 off coupon using the code FREEMONEY at checkout.  Check out some of their products here.  Code is available until Monday, 7/6/15 at 00:00 am.

There is a fantastic Beauty Gift With Purchase at Nordstrom.  Oh my!!!!!  So cute!  And you can pick the one you want!  Be sure to check for the items on sale that are price matched.  (wait, I can't finish this post till I place my order.)

Over at Z Palette, can get 20% off the colors in the Sunset Collection.  Sale end 7/5/15 at 11:59 pm.

BH Cosmetics has up to 73% off on various items.  The offer ends 7/5/15 at 11:59 pm PST.  I have the green and brown eye palettes and oh my gosh...just so beautiful!!

And if you love Reviva Labs Skincare, (I don't know anyone who's used it that doesn't.  I love their products, too), head on over to their website for 20% off during the WHOLE month of July!!!!!!  Use the code July15.  You can read about some of my favorites here.

Grace and Lace is a fashion site, and really, isn't fashion all about the beauty of it?  They are having an incredible 25% off sale with the code FREEDOM.  


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Bath and Body Works is having a great sale.  Stop by their website to view the deets.  And sign up for their email list for special coupons.  There are two; one for $10 off $30 and the other is $20 off $50.

Pixi Beauty has 15% off sitewide with the code JULY4.  Don't forget to check the sale section of the website for more specials.  Sale ends July 5th at 11:59 PST.  Read some of my Pixi Favorites HERE.

If lipstick is your game, Gerard Cosmetics has a four pack lipstick special for $38 until July 4th at midnight.  Enter the coupon code 4thpack.

Dermalogica is having a 15% off sale with the code FFJUNE15.  The sale runs until July 7th, 2015 at 11:45 pm PST,

While on your feet, check your local Fred Meyer, Walgreens and Ulta for more great cosmetic sales.  And don't forget to use your Kohl's cash this week for additional money off everything!

Be sure to check your cartwheel app for Target.  They have some awesome sales this weekend online and in store and add more discounts often.  Use that Target card for an extra 5% off.  It really adds up.

I think this will keep us busy for now.  Please feel free to add to my list.  As I was typing this up, I realized that I just missed the KB Shimmer 20% off sale.  I'm devastated.  ugh.  I guess I'll survive.....somehow.

Thank you for bearing with me for this long list.  And please let me know of any sale, whether home, fashion or beauty, whatever floats your boat.  And share your weekend plans, if you want.  I'm just going to stay home, pool it and work on my blog.  :)  How about you?

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is NOW Open for 2014!!


Here we go, people!!!!  Are you ready!?!?!?!  Today the Nordstrom Anniversary sale for Fall 2014 officially launches!!  I'd love to help you shop since I've been doing active investigations since the pre-sale.  Be sure to read my MUST HAVE ITEMS post where I've got pictures of my very top few favorite finds.  But don't stop there, let me show you mooooooooooorrrrrrrre!!

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We know Nordstrom carries all the best skincare brands, right?  They even sell Algenist now!!  Unfortunately, it's not in my local store but, no matter, it's easily accessible online.  I wasn't looking for skincare products when I went to the exclusive pre-sale event for cardholders, but one set really jumped out at me.

 My TOP SKINCARE BUY from the 2014 Anniversary sale is THIS set by Dr. Dennis Gross. Your skin can be refreshed and renewed up the wazoo with all the peel and all the retinol!!!  This is a fantastic value at $107 for the five products, (which would normally cost  $178).  If you only get one item from the sale, do your face a favor and purchase the set of Dr Dennis Gross' Anti-aging bestsellers.

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While you're on the first floor, check out some of the beautiful makeup palettes that are being offered this year.  In my previous post about the sale, I showed you the LORAC Skinny Eyeshadow Palettes., which are my MUST HAVE top makeup values from the sale.  Nude Skinny is on backorder online, but it's possible some stores may still have a few and have your favorite salesperson do a merchandise search for it, if you really want it.  (And hello, $15 for a great nude shadow palette?!?!?!  Who wouldn't want it???!!!?)

In general, all the eyeshadow palettes and face sets that I saw this year were beautiful and I could imagine the ease of use of each and every one.  The colors this year go together well within each palette and many come with other items, such as gloss, mascara, eye pencil or shadow brush.  It's well worth checking out each offering.

The Mac Anniversary theme is called Look In A Box.  There are two large palettes and three smaller set.  The large palettes are pictured below and come in All About Beige, (top picture), and All About Plum, (bottom).  They retail for $49 each, (retail value $101),  and include 2 blushes, six shadows, 2 lipsticks in the pan and an eyeshadow brush in each of the sets.  Notice the attention to detail of a plastic covering for the lip items.  YES!!!  Thank you, Mac!!

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I really want the Laura Mercier Flawless Expressions set.  The face palette from the kit is pictured below in the top photo.  Isn't it great??  It's $85 and includes a shadow stick, mascara and lipgloss as part of the deal.  This is a retail value of $130.  I really want this.....what to do, what to do.....
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In the bottom portion of the above photo is a blurry picture of the Bobbi Brown Nude On Nude eyeshadow palette.  It comes in a set with a mascara a gel eyeliner pen in black.  Wait!!!!  Bobbi makes a gel liner PEN???  Sign me up!!  I love the palettes she comes out with for Anniversary and Holiday.  They're always so wonderful.  The colors work well with each other and provide 100 different looks.  This set is just $85 for a $208 value.

I realize that I have far too much to say to make it in just two posts.  There's still shoes, more makeup, accessories, handbags and more and more clothes.......so let's do this....

I'll be showing you more real life pictures and swatches of the makeup soon and especially talking about the item so many people have asked about...the Nordstrom Exclusive Chanel Dentelle Precieuse Illuminating .Face Powder.  I know you want to see swatches before you plunk down $80 on a powder, but YES, this is different than previous powders, and yes, if you adore a sophisticated glow, you WILL want this.  Ooooh, and the new Chanel Quads too!!  And the new Armani shadows!!!!

I'll be showing you the Nars sets, the Mac trio sets with the eyeshadow, lipglass and lipstick, Deborah Lippmann Ready for Love nail polish set, pictures of the other polish offerings, lipsticks, shadows, brushes and more.

In the area of clothing, there's some things you HAVE to know about before I leave for tonight.  The lace bottomed tank tops in THIS POST are available in six colors.  I don't see why you shouldn't have them all.  I'll show you real life pictures of the tank colors and the accompanying sweaters that are mentioned and shown in my previous post.

I want you to consider these Halogen sweaters, ($49).  I think they run about a size smaller than the usual Halogen sweaters, just fyi.  But aren't the zippered pockets just totes adorbs?  Umm, yes they are!!

We'll talk about the Hue Ultra Wide Waistband Leggings.  Only the best looking and most comfortable leggings ever.  I JUST WISH they came in more than 3 colors!!!  They're very flattering and hide bumps and bulges.  And don't forget, this is the one time of year they and Hanky Panky are on sale.

More clothes, jewelry, shoes and handbags.  The only things I haven't looked yet is the men's portion of the sale.  With my failing knees and having a jammed toe on each foot, by the time I've fooled around in my areas, I don't have the foot power to go to men's.  Oh I'm probably just making excuses, cuz I'm too busy looking at girly things to go to guy's!!

One quick thing before I go, the first day of the preview for the sale, I braved temperatures that were almost up to 55 with pouring, pouring, pouring rain.  I dressed in my Alaskan Chic.  Jeans, sneakers that I don't care if they got yucky, and an appropriate hoody.  I spied the Rebecca Minkoff Mini 5-zip Crossbody bags.  It comes in lots of colors and is on sale for $129.90.  I love all the zippers.  It's big enough maybe for my wallet an cell phone and a lip gloss.  Small.  But I still loved it.  IF ONLY it had come in the hot pink of the Minkoff bag that I'm wearing in the picture, I would have snapped it right up....because, hello??  It matches my chic Alaskan outfit!!!

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale purses

The pink is still a cool bag.  Probably should have gotten it.  So let's have some fun.  What are your must have items from the sale and what are you dying to see real life pictures of?

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Butter London Friends And Family Sale

www.ButterLondon.com

Guess what?  I bet you've already guessed!!!  Butter London is having a Friends and Family sale.  Go there now and you can buy any of their awesome nail polishes, skincare items, or cosmetics for 20% off.  Don't forget the code!!

The sale is now until June 16th at 11:59 PST.  Happy Shopping!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Today I Received An Order From Urban Decay - Sneak Peeks

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Today I received a box that I had ordered from Urban Decay. I was dazzled by the Shattered Face Case. It looks cool on the outside and inside is your "face in a case" for a long weekend, vacation or anytime. I'm already loving this more than I had imagined when I ordered it. Here's the outside.



And on the inside there are two levels to the palette.  You get five eyeshadows, a Lovechild High Gloss Lip Color, one of Urban Decay's awesome eyeliners, a blush, a bronzer and a highlight.  And there are great mirrors inside.  I promise swatches to come!


And while I was sitting around playing on Instagram, I also loaded a picture of my new Naked Illuminator.  


This is a mini "pretty picture" post with full review and swatches in the future.  You can purchase the UD items on Sephora.com, in Sephora stores, or on Urban Decay's own website.  Additionally, Urban Decay products are sold online at Beauty.com and Amazon.


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