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Cyber Monday 2012 Beauty Deals!

For those of us that like to shop at home Cyber Monday is a treat. Great deals and the ability to shop in my pj’s (*or stealthily from your work computer)? No brainer! So, if you have some coin still in your purse left after Black Friday then I have got some deals for you.

Bath & Body Works
Dates: Now through December 24th
Deal: Free product (up to $13 value) with $10 minimum purchase. Use code SHOPFREE10 at checkout.

Beauty Bar
Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26th)
Deal: Spend $100 and get $20 off purchase. Enter code BBCYBERMONDAY at checkout.

BECCA Cosmetics
Dates: Now thru November 26th
Deal: Spend $75 and receive a free Mini Shimmering Skin Perfector in Topaz and full-size Beach Tint in Strawberry. Spend $125 to receive the $75 gift, plus two full-size Glossy Lip Tints and a BECCA Cosmetics Pouch.

Dates: November 23 thru 27
Deal: Up to 50% savings on select luxury items, 30% off on Bliss and Remede bundles and sets, and save 20% on select Bliss, Remede and Elemis products.

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics
Dates: Now thru November 26th
Deal: Free beauty trio of your choice, plus free specially-sized lip gloss with every order, and free shipping – no code needed.

The Body Shop
Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26th)
Deal: 50% off entire store and get free shipping when you spend $30.

Dates: November 22nd thru November 26th
Deal: 3 free mini’s with any $25 purchase, plus free shipping.

C.O. Bigelow
Dates: Now thru November 27th
Deal: 20% of sitewide, using code ENJOY20 at checkout.

Coola Suncare
Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26th)
Deal: 25% off on all products (except MineralBaby and Sun essentials kit) when using code HAPPYMONDAY.

Dr. Brandt Skincare
Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26th)
Deal: 50% off Dr. Brandt Skincare full-size eye creams, plus free shipping.

Dr. Hauschka
Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26th)
Deal: Free limited-edition hand cream with $50 purchase.

Dates: Now through December 6th
Deal: Select beauty items 50% off full retail prices

Eve Pearl
Dates: November 22nd (11am EST) thru November 26th
Deal: 40% to 60% off when using code BPCM2012 at checkout.

Fake Bake
Dates: Now thru November 26th
Deal: 25% off all self-tanning products, using code 25OFFTANNING. 30% off “Flawless Bundle”, using code CMS30.

First Aid Beauty
Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26th)
Deal: 30% off all purchases using the code CYBER.

Dates: November 26th thru November 28th
Deal: $25 off of purchases of $75+ and free shipping with the code TURKEYDEAL.

Frederic Fekkai
Dates: November 23rd thru November 26th
Deal: 20% off orders, with free shipping.

Dates: November 22nd (3am EST) thru November 27th (3am EST)
Deal: 20% off total purchase price.

John Masters Organics
Dates: Now thru November 26th
Deal: 25% off when you use the code HOLIDAY12.

Kate Somerville
Dates: November 23rd thru November 27th
Deal: Golden Glow Kit – $48.00 ($100 value); Revive & Renew Kit – $150.00($225 value).

Dates: November 23rd thru December 9th
Deal: Purchase any luxury sized product, receive a complimentary full-sized product.

Dates: Now through December 31st
Deal: $20 off $75 with code JOYFUL; also free shipping and 3 samples on every order over $50.

Dates: November 23rd thru November 26th
Deal: Up to 25% off gift sets, and Buy 3 Get 1 Free on select stocking stuffers.

Dates: Now thru November 30th
Deal: 20% off any order when using the code HEARTS.

Mally Beauty
Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26th)
Deal: 25% off all face products with code 25FACE. (Mally Beauty email subscribers receive 25% off all site items – sign up at www.mallybeauty.com/cyber-monday).

Mario Badescu
Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26th)
Deal: 10% off when you spend between $50-$75 using code CYBER10, 15% when you spend between $75-$100 using code CYBER15, and 20% when you spend $100 or more using code CYBER20. Plus free shipping and a free gift on all purchases over $50.

Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26th)
Deal: Free mark gift set ($72 value) with any $40+ purchase with code MKCYBER.

Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26)
Deal: Get $25 off any $100+ purchase when using promo code CYBERMONDAY.

Dates: November 26th and November 27th
Deal: Get 20% off sitewide!

Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26th)
Deal: 50% off all Nourish products and free shipping when using the code code CYBER.

Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26th)
Deal: Spend $25 or more and get a free “Triptych Lip Tar”. Spend over $75 and get a second lip tar, your color choice, free.

Dates: Now thru November 26th
Deal: Free full-size conditioner with purchase of matching shampoo and free shipping.

Dates: Now through December 31st
Deal: Free Ginger Rush Intensely hydrating body cream 3.4 fl. oz./100 ml ($17 value) plus free shipping and a free sample at checkout with any $40 order when using code HOLIDAY at checkout.

Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26th)
Deal: Receive 25% off all orders by using the code FFCURL during checkout and get free shipping.

Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26th)
Deal: Score a deluxe gift, including a limited-edition tote and an assortment of best-selling Philosophy products, with your purchase of $75 or more using code DELIGHT at checkout.

Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26th)
Deal: Get a free full-size Super Line Preventor ($80 Value) with any $75 purchase.

Project FIG
Dates: Now thru November 30th
Deal: 20% off all purchases using code NOV20 at checkout.

Purely Cosmetics
Dates: November 23rd thru November 26th
Deal: Save 20% storewide using code BF2012.

Dates: Now thru November 27th
Deal: 20% off of the entire collection.

Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26th)
Deal: Buy one product, get one product free (of equal or lesser value), along with free shipping.

Shu Uemura
Dates: November 22nd thru November 27th
Deal: Get 20% off plus free shipping on $50+ orders using code WISH2012 at checkout.

Dates: November 21st thru November 26th
Deal: 20% off for purchases of $50 or more using code FRIENDS2012 when checking out.

Dates: November 23 thru November 26
Deal: Free full size StriVectin-SH Dermal Infusion Mask ($49 Retail Value), plus Free Shipping when you enter the promo code JOY at checkout.

Three Custom Color
Dates: Now thru November 26th
Deal: 25% off Ready-to-Wear products when using code CYBER12 at checkout.

Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26th)
Deal: Free Frasier Fir Candle with any order placed of $50 or more.

Dates: Now thru November 27
Deal: Purchase your favorite hair removal and skin care products from Tria and get $100 off! Use the code SHOP100 at checkout.

Two Faced Cosmetics
Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26th, 12am PST)
Deal: Mystery Grab Bag for $19 ($97.50 value).

Vapour Beauty
Dates: November 23rd thru November 26th
Deal: 30% off all Vapour products (except samples) using code BLACKFRIDAY12 at checkout.

Votre Vu
Dates: November 22nd thru November 26th
Deal: Free shipping on every purchase and a free Eiffel Power Mascara with any $100+ purchase.

Did you hold out from Black Friday for any of these Cyber Monday deals? Are you a total online shopping when it comes to your holiday gifts nowadays? I’m curious what you picked up today/this weekend.

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Beauty Spotlight “What’s in my…” – My Mom’s Turn

In honor of Mother’s Day in the US next weekend, I thought I would give you a peek into my lovely Momma’s bathroom cabinet. As you can see, there are many MANY brands that are available on QVC – my mom is the one that introduced me to my dirty little secret the shopping channel.

Some of her favorites, including some not purchased from the tv, are:

  • Dr. Denese SPF 30 Defense Day Cream
  • Philosphy “Amazing Grace” Spritz, but really anything in that scent
  • Elizabeth Arden “Red Door” – this has been her go to scent for I don’t know how many years now
  • RoC Skincare Deep Wrinkle Serum
  • Laura Geller Tinted Under Make-Up Primer, and she also loves the Balance N Brighten, too (*not shown)
  • Lierac Gentle Cleansing Water No-Rinse Formula for Face and Eyes (*no longer available, but now she keeps sneaking peeks at my new “Velvet Cleanser”)
  • Philosphy “The Oxygen Peel”
  • Kate Somerville Quench Hydrating Face Serum (*pretty sure this was my bottle that Mom swiped after she finished hers)
  • I would like to point out the DIY pencil/brush holder I made for my mom with beads and a rectangle vase from Hobby Lobby. My mom has neuropathy in her hands, so it is very difficult for her to pick small things up off of flat surfaces. This holder makes it so much easier for her to grab her brushes and her eye products, as she is NOT giving any of those up. Especially these:

  • RevitaBrow – (*remember when I told you about my mom and RevitaBrow?)
  • Laura Geller Brow Marker
  • Smashbox Brow Tech To Go
  • Mally Beauty Automatic Eyeliner in “Black Cherry” (*of COURSE there is Mally in there, and I was *wondering* where that color went…)
  • So, I don’t think it is too hard to figure out where I get my love of beauty products (and QVC), do you? Tell me – do you get your love of beauty from your Momma, or has she picked up a few tricks from you?

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    Five. Five dollar footlongs. Five for fighting. Etc…

    So, I realized that an entry I made into a contest was actually a really good look back at some of my favs from this past year and what I would like to try this year, and I figured, hey – I’ve got a beauty website, why don’t we post that damn thing up there, too? (Because I am a genius like that, ya know?).
    Without much more fanfare, here are 5 things I came to love this past year and what I wanna love this year:

    My Favorite Five:
    1) Kate Somerville Exfolikate – I got to try a sampler kit from QVC this year and have just been blown away by how my skin feels after I used it. The tingle is just enough to let me know that something great is going on and makes me feel so clean and fresh afterwards.
    2) My travel MAC brushes – I was lucky enough to get a travel set of 5 brushes in a Nordstroms anniversary set. They aren’t as big as the regular brushes (so I can only imagine how good those work), but I have really come to appreciate how much a good set of brushes can make my makeup look and apply.
    3) My Clarisonic brush – I finally gave in to the hype as a birthday present to my self (Thank you ezpay QVC gods) and am wishing I had got this for myself sooner. In just no time at all, I can have fresh clean skin that is so much cleaner than I could have ever gotten it with just my little washcloth. (This came with some Kate Somerville Daily Cleanser, which I also fell for in my sampler pack I mentioned earlier.)
    4) My Covergirl Lash Blast mascara – Holy smokes – I adore this brush. Its huge and just makes my eyes pop so easily.
    5) My Venus Embrace razor – With all those blades and the squishy handle its a breeze to shave and stay smooth for days. (Which is really great in the winter when I really don’t wanna be all tied to the razor every day for shorts, etc.)
    And My Wannabe Favorite Five:
    1) Kate Somerville Deep Tissue Anti-Aging Treatment – I feel like I am on the hunt for the holy grail moisturizer, and I think this might be a great contender, considering how much I already love her other products.
    2) T3 Featherweight Dryer – Once again, all the raves for this and I would love to try it out. It seems to take forever to dry my hair and then, oops, 2 min too long and its all frizz and my arms are too tired to wanna iron it out. Would love to see just how quick and easy this is.
    3) Jurlique Biodynamic Beauty Serum – Amazing company in how the grow, harvest and make their own product. It is not easily available locally, but would love to try this serum as it is supposed to do amazing things for aging skin, naturally.
    4) Daniel Sandler Watercolor Blush – This just looks too amazing not to try. A waterproof blush that looks so natural in such a range of colors. The link is to QVC, which comes with a brush, but is really limited in colors – hopefully they will add more colors, or else I will just order it from overseas in a diff color.
    5) Prescriptives Custom Blend Tinted Moisturizer – I am not a heavy foundation girl, because I have freckles and don’t like to cover them up. However, tinted moisturizers can be difficult to match. That is why I would love to try this, because it would eliminate the guesswork and be a match just for me and not everyone else that walks in off the street.
    I guess I better get started – the year is slipping away already…

    If the bathroom is a buzzin’…

    ..then I am prolly using my new Clarisonic cleansing brush. 

    I decided that I was finally going to break down and get one of these when I saw it on QVC* for 5 easy payments of $39 for the $195 cost of the brush, the Kate Somerville Gentle Daily Wash, which I was already loving from my sample kit from earlier this year, 3 brushes and come Clarisonic cleansers. Besides, its the holiday season and I can return it up until January 31, 2009, which gives me plenty of time to decide if it’s going to work out. Anyway, it came in the night before I left for NYC for 5 days and there was no. way. I was going to leave it here, just waiting to be tested out. So, into the suitcase with the whole box.
    As soon as I got settled the first night I plugged that bad boy in for the “24 hour charge before first use” charge. Now, remember, I have pretty decent skin, save for blackheads in my t-zone, so that is really where I was hoping to make a difference. So, after I waited all that time (by, ya know, going around NYC and not staring at the blinking green light), I gave it its first run. Boy howdy, did that little devil feel oh so good. It really is a quick treat, with just 20 secs on the forehead, 20 secs on the t-zone and 10 secs each cheek, a quick rinse and that was that – smooth soft skin just like that. After a weeks worth of usage, my nose is starting to show a smoothness that wasn’t there before and the chin is def looking clearer. That said, I am waiting for the inevitable bounce back of mess before it really stays clear, but so far so good.
    *(If you stick around, you will see I have a grand affinity for QVC. They have some of the best beauty brands, so many great ez pays, special Q only products/treats and a great return policy if something doesn’t work out – what’s not to love?)

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