Money Saving Monday Sales & Deals Dec 27-31, 2010

Monday, December 27, 2010

ELF has a free Mini Makeup Collection w/ a $10 purchase. Use code HMINI and code is good until 12/31/2010 and a 11 piece Glitter Makeup Brush set for $20.11 w/ code 2011
Philosophy has a end of the year sale going on now. Ends 12/31/2010 had 50% on their site. Use code NEWYEAR50
Illamasqua has 50% off select products and free shipping in UK when you spend £45.
Sally Beauty is having a holiday clearance sale now on their site. 
Too Faced Vintage sale going on now. 
Boscia has a great deal now when you spend $30 you receive $10 off w/ code END2010. has some great items on sale.
Glo Minerals is raising their prices for 2011. Make sure to purchase before the end of 2010 to get their low prices and free shipping w/ code 2010.
Fresh has some of their items that will be discontinued still available.
Lancome has a 6 piece deluxe sample set w/ a $50 purchase.
Murad spend $50 and get $10 off w/ code FINALDAYS10 and spend $100 and receive $30 off w/ code FINALDAYS30

Xmas Vacation

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Hi Glammies! FYI I will be taking this week off Dec 19-26, 2010 and Jan 3-9, 2010. Make sure to follow me on  and don't forget to enter the Xmas contest. Love ya and Happy Holidays!

What I'm Loving This Week Dec 13-17, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

This week has been a really rough one for me. I've been super sick, super dry and Blistex Silk & Shine has helped my lips stay nice and soft. Has vitamin A, E, and SPF 15. $2.99

Review on Pink Glitter Boutique

Thursday, December 16, 2010

One Saturday in October I was talking to my bestie, and she was telling me about being at a gig (she's a mua & hairstylist) and a young lady having a huge brush roll (a roll that holds all makeup brushes). We talked about how we would love to have a brush roll that's able to hold all our brushes and not have to carry around 3-4 at a time. After our intense discussion about brush rolls (lol), I told her that I would research and see if I can find one.

Now, I love shopping online and one day I was searching to see if I can find anything new on and came across a cute boutique name Pink Glitter Boutique. Owner and creator Lindsay makes everything herself, a few things she makes are cosmetic bags, id wallets, and MAKEUP BRUSH ROLLS. I was so excited when I saw the rolls and the fabric were super cute. So, I decided to contact her and see if she was able to make me a custom order. Lindsay was very quick with her reply and informed me that she would be able to work with me and make a custom brush roll for me. I chose a pin up girl fabric that I fell in love with and chose a xxl size to be able to hold all my many brushes. Lindsay got to working on my order.

Lindsay is a fast worker and before the end of the week she was done with my custom order. I received it  and the packaging was so cute in pink tissue paper and a pink ribbon. I was able to fit 3 sets of brushes that include Royal & Langnickel, ELF Studio Line, and Urban Decay. I loved it so much that I had one custom made for the bestie's bday and she also fell in love with it as I did. Check out the picture below of my CUTE makeup brush roll.

*Picture below includes front, back, and wrapped brush roll. Brushes were not included.

BTOTW (Beauty Tip Of The Week) Dec 13-17, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

I have gotten a lot of clients asking about concealer and how it should be applied. It depends how you apply foundations and what type of foundation you apply. If you use mineral powder foundation you can conceal after your foundation (mineral powder also) and sweep a bit of finishing powder after to set. If your using liquid foundation you can apply concealer before and after. Depends if your contouring and how much your trying to conceal. Make sure to apply a setting powder after you have used concealer. It help the concealer set and not crease.

On my daily regular makeup routine, I like to conceal after my foundation and here are a few of my favorite concealers.

Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer $35
It has a nice and creamy texture and blends super easy.

AmazingConcealer - A little amazing
Amazing Cosmetics Concealer $28
This baby will conceal anything your trying to conceal and hide. ;)

It Cosmetics $24
Exactly what it's called is what it does. Say bye bye to those dark circles.

Camouflage Concealer
Cover Fx Concealer $27
This will conceal ANYTHING! It's also HD friendly.

Money Saving Monday Sales & Deals Dec 13, 2010 has Stila Cosemtics for 50% off. Use code STILA50
Nars has free shipping for 2 days. Ends 12/15
MAC has free shipping w/ any order w/ code MACONE 
Mario Badescu free shipping w/ $50 purchase and enter code SHIPGIFT
Origins free shipping w/ $50 purchase.
Sigma has they're Pink Brush Set on sale for $79.00
Estee Lauder free gift w/ code JUSTFORME and a $50 purchase.
Clarisonic Free Shipping on any order.
Aveda has great socking stuffers for under $25.
Juice Beauty also have some great socking stuffers and free shipping.
Smashbox has free express shipping w/ $50 purchase and code SHIPFAST
Bare Escentuals great free shipping and free deluxe samples. Use code ELVES
NYX has free shipping on order $60 and up.

What I'm Loving This Week Dec 6-10, 2010

Saturday, December 11, 2010

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Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner $20

Perfect for that liquid eye liner look and even more perfect for that wing eye look. If you don't have a steady hand then this would work perfect for you since it's a felt tip. Available in black, dark brown, and indigo.

Money Saving Monday Sales & Deals Dec 6, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

NYX Candy Glitter Liner in Gold, Round Lipstick in Hebe,Ultra Pearl Mania in Black Pearl, Fabulous Lashes EL115, NYX Alligator Gift Bag, Plus a free eyeshadow brush. $14.00.
MAC Free Shipping until Dec 12, 2010. 
Mario Badescu free gift w/ any purchase code GWP.
Korres Everyday for the holidays they have a special of the day available online only. 
Urban Decay Friends & family discount of 25% off w/ code 1FFNF Dec 6 - 12, 2010.
Tarte Cosmetics Friends & Family 40% off w/ code FFDEC Dec 6 - Dec 13, 2010.
Smashbox Cosmetics purchase $25 and receive a eyeshadow palette free w/ code JUST4YOU.
Lancome Free deluxe gift w/ a $45 purchase enter code DELUXEDEC.
Philosophy 3 for $33 shower gel w/ code SHARETHEJOY.
OCC Cosmetics has their Lip Tars available in sets now for $47.50
ELF Free shipping w/ code OMGIFTS with a $15 purchase 

*Glam 2 Go Xmas Giveaway*

Monday, December 6, 2010

Hi Glammies!!!! This Xmas giveaway will be a short and sweet one. Enter to win a Sephora Deluxe Travel  Set. You must be a followers and comment under this post with Your worst gift you have ever received for the holidays story. The more details the better and pictures will help your chances. Enter between Dec 6 - Dec 31, 2010. Winner will be chosen on Jan 1, 2010. Good Luck and Happy Holidays!

Deluxe Travel Set ($38 Value)

Beauty Tip Of The week Dec 6 - Dec 10, 2010

Have chapped lips? Who doesn't in these cold winter months. Here are few tips you can use to help fight those chapped lips. A great product that helps to gently take away those dry lips is Fresh Lip Scrub ($22) made out of brown sugar and jojoba & grapeseed oil.  You can also take a soft toothbrush and gently scrub your lips and after you have done this, make sure to use a lip butter, balm, or treatment. Here are a few that I have tried and love.

Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment $22.50

Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25
Jack Black Lip Balm $7 or 2 for $10

 Strawberry Lip Balm
Rosebud Strawberry Lip Balm $7

Lip Butter
Korres Lip Butters $10 or 3 Pack for $19.50

My Fav Products Of The Month November 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15
Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer $52
A mineral-based primer with SPF 15 that neutralizes the skin and creates a smooth, uniformed canvas for flawless makeup application.

NYX Cosmetics Eyebrow Cake Powder $6

NYX Jumbo Pencils $4

24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencils $17

Le 2 de Guerlain Volumizing Mascara
Guerlain Volumizing Mascara $36

OCC Cosmetics Lip Tars $12.50

Mini Skin Set
OCC Cosmetics Airbrush Mini Sets $25

High Beam
Benefit High Beam $24

Seche Vite Top Coat $7.49

Blackberry Bold 9780 Available w/ T-Mobile $ Price Varies

Review On Mario Badescu

Drying LotionThe Drying Lotion is a fast acting, effective acne spot treatment. Formulated with salicylic acid, calamine and other quick-drying ingredients, this product will shrink ugly whiteheads virtually overnight while you sleep. While other acne spot treatments can irritate and dry delicate or sensitive skin, this product is safe and effective for all skin types. 
INGREDIENTS: Isopropyl Alcohol, Deionized Water (Aqua), CalamineCamphorColloidal SulfurSalicylic Acid,Glycerine, Zinc OxideTitanium DioxideTalc
For years I would see this on the back pages of several magazines. Dealing with adult acne myself and had tried almost everything I decided to give it a try. I purchased the drying lotion and told my son (he's 17 y.o and dealing with acne) that I had something new that might work for the both of us. First thing I did without reading was shake it. After turning the bottle around and reading it, I felt like a big dummy. It's reads in the back "Do not shake". lol I should have followed what they taught me in school and "follow directions".

After prepping my skin for my beauty sleep. Cleanse w/ Clarisonic using Juice Beauty or Philosophy Purity, Toner from Mario Badescu Special Cleansing Lotion C, and RareMinerals Purely Nourishing Facial Moisturizer. I followed the directions on the back (yes, I read) and applied on my "problem areas".

By the next morning those "problems areas" had dried out and gone down in size and that night I reapplied and by the night morning they were gone. GONE! The sulfur and salicylic acid help to kill the bacteria and dry the acne. The calamine helps soothe the skin from any irritation & redness, plus the camphor will help with any inflammation. This is a product line that will be in my skin care routine for a looong time! LOVE IT!!! Below are a few other products I can't live without from Mario Badescu. 

Review On Urban Decay Brushes

Urban Decay Cosmetics

In September when Urban Decay launched the UD Hearts NYC palette, they held a contest online on Facebook for the best picture from the event at Sephora Time Square (1500 Broadway) launch. The winner would receive the new and improved Urban Decay brush set. There was quite a bit of entries and a lot of good pictures and  I entered a few pictures and never thought of anything, until one day people were sending me congrats on Facebook. I was out running errands w/ the kiddo (my teenage son) and had no idea what people were talking about since they didn't specify what I won. Once I got home realize that I was the winner of the contest. Below is the winning picture. Yay Me!

Once I received the brushes I was super excited to see them! Each are package in a perfect box made out of recycled paper. They are not your normal wood handle makeup brushes. OH NO! They are made of  metal and made with super soft synthetic Taklon, a man-made fiber, so it's cruelty-free. They have some weight to them and are quality made. Overall, they are FANTASTIC brushes that I highly recommend. Thanks Urban Decay!!!!!

Finishing Brush
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