Saturday, November 25, 2017

The Beauty Spotlight Team Reads for Cyber Weekend


I hope everyone is having a great weekend.  Cyber sales on beauty products are just insane!  I can't even keep up with the emails, can you?  To help you make your shopping decisions, The Beauty Spotlight Team has some reads from this week to arm you with all the right information.  Enjoy!!

Several skin care products from Pixi Beauty have become cult favorites. Do they live up to the hype? See what Tamara thinks on Makeup Obsessed Mom.

Prime Beauty is a lucky girl! She won this gorgeous DOSE of Colors THE GIRLS Eye Shadow Quad and it's perfect for the holidays!

There's been a lot of hype about Physician's Formula Butter Highlighters. See if Beauty Judy thinks it lives up to those raves.

Pammy Blogs Beauty carves out some peace and quiet this Holiday Season with #WhiteTeaMoments and Elizabeth Arden's White Tea fragrance.

If you are looking for foundation with a beautiful natural finish in light, medium or full coverage, Polarbelle says Charlotte Tilbury has one for you.

Don’t miss out on your chance to win a full size Sonage Skincare Vitality Nourishing Facial Oil from Lola's Secret Beauty Blog and Sonage! It’s the perfect time to get glowing holiday skin! The giveaway ends Wednesday, December 6, 2017.

Allison from Never Say Die Beauty is getting in the holiday spirit with Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in the silver shade, Glamrock. It looks even more amazing over pencil liner!

Beauty Info Zone has a beautiful giveaway that's perfect for holiday gift giving. Peace & Love jewelry and a romance novel are prizes that will make the 2 winners very happy. This is open through December 3, 2017.

For Shipra of Taneja's Bride there's nothing quite like ColourPop liquid lipsticks. See the newest Ultra Matte lips and learn how they are different than older ones.

Are you looking for the ultimate beauty gifts for yourself or a loved one? Realizing Beauty has just what you'll want in these Charlotte Tilbury Gift Sets. You won't be able to look away.

Why stay at home when you can travel? The Jedi Wife takes us on a trip to Costa Rica with the latest polish collection from I.A.M…Custom Color Cosmetics Travelogue Series. Just because you have to stay at home doesn’t mean your nails can’t go on an adventure!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

CYBER WEEK NAIL SALES

There's a LOT of indie nail sales this weekend.  I could never cover them all, but I'll let you know about as many as I can.

Bliss Polish - From 11/24 aat 10 am PST, save 30% using the code BLACK FRIDAY.  Ends 11/17 at midnight.

Cirque Colors - save 20% on the entire order with the code CIRQUE20.  Check the clearance section too for 40% off clearance polishes.

Cupcake Polish - Save 30% with the code THANKFULFORPOLISH thru 11/27 at 11:59 EST

Girly Bits - Save 30% on What's Up Nail products, 20% on Bath & Body, 50% off Girly Bits Mirror Chrome Powder, 20% off CBL stamping polishes, and who knows, maybe even more!

Glisten & Glow - 30% off the entire store using the code BFANDBEYOND thru 11/27 at 11:59 PM EST

MeiMei Signatures - 15% off selected brands

Nine Zero Lacquer - use code BLACKfriday for 25% off entire site.  Beginning midnight EST on the 24th thru Midnight EST 11/25

UberChic is having a sale starting at 12AM EST on Friday. but the sale details haven't yet been announced.

Vinailicious - 15% off vinyls.  Upgraded shipping over $25 plus free vinyl case.  Free fan brush with every order.

Zoya - Save 50% off all purchases + free shipping with code FRIYAY

I'll be adding as I discover more.  Feel free to leave your favorite sales in the comments.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

CYBER WEEK SALES YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE HEARD ABOUT

Boy, between pre-Thanksgiving and friends & family sales, I already feel like most brands have been on sale for the last month, don't you?  It was tough to decide when to post a cyber week sale list with all the sales that continued to fill my inbox.  I've been a bit selective with the choices I want to share with you, trying to keep it to the best values and some you may not have seen yet.

I have split my holiday nail sales to a seperate post HERE.

Buxom Cosmetics Friday thru Monday, 11/24-27, save 25% plus free shipping using the code BFCM25

Esqido - I love this brand of cruelty free lashes and their glue is the best I've used.  I'll stock up.  Save 20% on all purchased using code BLKFRI20 and if you spend over $75, save 30% using code BLKFRI30

BioSilk Haircare & Styling Tools - This is the brand I use, (see post), on sale 25% off site wide at LoxaBeauty.com with code MERRY25 until Nov 26th.

Osmosis Pur Medical Skincare and Colour Mineral Cosmetics - Nov 23-27th save 20% thru this link https://goo.gl/mCCvAV using the code THANKS2017.  (code has been corrected).

Muse Beauty Pro - The sales here are amazing!!  (view some of the items I've purchased there recently)   I can't list them all but if you need some Viseart, their annual special is $128 for two palettes and two Esum brushes, a $228 value.  They have some outstanding sales this weekend.

Kneipp - an awesome body care brand.  Everything in store and online is under $15, exclusing gift sets.  Free shipping all weekend!

Sky Organics - Use the code Cyber30 for 30% off everything all weekend!

Juvia's Place - Excellent sales on eyeshadow palettes and brushes thru 11/27 at Midnight EST

Coloured Raine - From now through 11/27 at 11:59 pm PST, save 25% off eyeshadow palettes and 40% off everything else.

Giorgio Armani - Use the code ARMANI20 for 20% savings no through 3 am EST on 11/30.  )The Master Primer is everything!)

Timeless Skin Care -  Save 50^ thru 11/26 with the code THANKYOU17

Devinah Cosmetics - Use the code BLACKFRIDAY17 for amazing sales.

Makeup Geek - Save 30% all weekend.

Mac Cosmetics -  Mas Select members save 25% online and in store thru 11:59 EST on 11/27.

Senna Cosmetics  - now thru 11/27 at 11:59 PST, save 25% using the code GIVING.  I bought quite a few things while at the Makeup Show in LA, and they are really good quality!!

Persona Cosmetics - Don't sleep on this one!!  This is one of the best neutral matte and shine palettes around.  Their first sale ever starts 11/23 at 10 am PST.  You will be saving 25% off an already excellent price.

Block Island Organics - 11/24 thru 11/27 use the code BFCN17 to save 25% sharewide.

Dose of Colors - Dose has had specials this week leading up to Thanksgiving, and I think they're best will be on Thanksgiving but we have to wait for the email to see what it is.  Torture!

Anastasia Beverly Hills - They are having an incredible sale from 11/24 at Midnight EST thru 11/28, Midnight EST.  Save up to 50% off  almost everything except the eye palettes.

elf Cosmetics - Use the code CELEBRATE to save 50% off sitewide on orders over $30, with a few exclusions.  Valid now thru 11/28 at 7 AM PST.

Ulta Beauty - Their Thanksgiving sale is online now!  There will be many more Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals.

Oh you guys, so many sales!!  I'll be loading more as the weekend permits.  Have a great Thanksgiving.  Be safe, if you're traveling or Black Friday Shopping!  Let's all have some beautiful memorable holidays!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Charlotte Tilbury Unisex Healthy Glow, Light Wonder and Magic Foundation Reviews!!


A couple of weeks ago, I was fortunate to receive some samples of complexion products from Charlotte Tilbury.  I absolutely adore this company and the products so it was super exciting!  Right away, I began to put them to the test.  The three products I received are the Unisex Healthy Glow, (1.7 oz / $40), Light Wonder Youth Boosting Perfect Skin Foundation in my color #3, (1.4 oz / $46), and the Magic Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 also in number 3, (1 oz / $44).

Unisex Healthy Glow, Light Wonder, Magic

The Unisex Healthy Glow is a all year round moisturizing healthy tint.  It gives a bit of radiance and hydration to the skin on application.  These are the claims:  "Encapsulated chameleon natural tan pigments are secret pigment colors that are revealed upon application, and once blended, the different tones deliver a natural color result. Charlotte formulated a magic mix of bronze, black and terracotta pigments that morph to become the perfect natural tan tone as you massage them together. It also contains a combination of moisture-regulating ingredients that mimic bouncy lipids in healthy skin."

Unisex Healthy Glow, Light Wonder, Magic

When I first used this, I was surprised that it comes out as a white liquid.  I put it on my face and it didn't stay white or blanch my face color at all.  In fact, I found that it made my skin look better, as if there was a fancy photo filter on it.

Unisex Healthy Glow, Light Wonder, Magic

I found it really unusual because I couldn't detect any color or see the product on my face and yet my face looked better than it does naked.  When I swatch it on my arm, I can see a bit of a bronzey tint, but I don't detect it on my face at all.  It's just like a second skin as it blends in giving me a "my skin but better" look.

Unisex Healthy Glow, Light Wonder, Magic

I am continuing to use this as a primer under my foundation.  I prefer some coverage but I love how the Healthy Glow makes my skin look and it makes a very nice primer.  This product doesn't contain SPF so be sure to use your sunscreen.

Light Wonder Youth Boosting Perfect Foundation, (SPF 15), is in the middle of the swatch pictures.  You can see that it is more fluid in comparison to the Magic foundation at the top of the swatches.  Additionally, while both products are in #3, Light Wonder is just ever so slightly pinker in tone, which I like.   And let's talk about Charlotte Tilbury's packaging...all classic with accents of rose gold and brown.  I just love it!

Unisex Healthy Glow, Light Wonder, Magic

I've been wearing Light Wonder for a little over a year as one of my regular go-to foundations.  I did a red carpet look during awards season earlier in the year wearing it.  I love how it looks on.  I imagine that's due to the youth boosting actives that it contains that even the complexion and boost hydration.  It is a light to medium finish.  Here are the claims:  "Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Youth-Boosting Perfect Skin Foundation is an air-light formula that illuminates, smoothes, hydrates, minimizes pores and reduces wrinkles for perfect skin."  It absolutely makes my skin look perfect and luminous.

Charlotte Tilbury's Magic Foundation is the most incredible bottle of genius I've ever worn.  It is a full coverage, (although you can sheer it to achieve medium coverage, if you want), and it doesn't feel heavy or mask-y.  It provides a beautiful demi-matte finish.   And let's talk about the gorgeous retro packaging!

Unisex Healthy Glow, Light Wonder, Magic

The Magic Foundation has been my choice of foundation since it arrived at my house.  I recently went to The Makeup Show in LA, and this was the foundation I chose to wear when how I looked mattered.  I find the coverage incredible for how lightweight it is.  I am currently experiencing some dermatitis from a gluten contamination on my chin,  (I've talked about this in the past.  It's pretty horrible and will last for months after an accidental ingestion of gluten.)  It's bumpy and it's ugly.  One swipe of the Magic Foundation and you can't even tell it's there!!  The bumps are a purpley-red so I feel certain I can tell you that a light application of this foundation would absolutely cover rosacea as well.  If you have acne, birthmarks or melasma, I feel confident this foundation will cover it and even your skintone.  Bold claims, but girl!  If you could see what it covers for me!!!

While I was at The Makeup Show, feeling confident in my Charlotte Tilbury Healthy Glow and Magic Foundation, I stopped by their booth where they were exhibiting for the first time.  If you'd like to see a Get Ready With Me with some of the things I purchased there, check out my recent video, posted below.



You can purchase the Charlotte Tilbury Cosmetics on her website or at Nordstrom.  Follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Google+   As always, Charlotte Tilbury products are paraben free.   What is your favorite Charlotte Tilbury item?

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