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What I Did This Summer, 2013

I can not believe how fast this summer flew by! It’s almost Fall – in fact, my kiddo went back to school and started the 11th grade today! So, I thought today would be a good day to finish up my own summer vacation.

In case you were wondering what I had been up to, I made this handy dandy collage just for you!

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1) “Orange is the New Black”. You GUYS! Seriously! This show! It makes me questions lots of things – like, what was I doing 8 years ago that could totally creep up and screw up my life now? I need it to be 2014 already.

2) I went ziplining! Who’da thought *that* would happen? It went so good, I was a “shaka brah” goddess by the end!

3) I had this *ridiculous* Peach Pie ice cream. Real bits of peach and crust and real vanilla bean. Geez, I can taste it now. Too bad I had it at some hole in the wall out of state and no chance to get any more. Someone hit me up with a recipe STAT!

4) I saw some *amazing* movies this summer that you guys HAVE to check out, like “The Kings of Summer” and The Spectacular Now. I have a completely inappropriate crush on Miles Teller and am counting down the days until “Divergent” comes out. (*Fact: I may actually be a teenage girl, instead of a 40+ mom.)

5) My BFF had her baby and I finally made it down to see my new nephew, Henry. He’s kind of already in love with me. It’s understandable.

6) I read. A lot. “Shocked”, (*which was written by Beauty Blitz’s Polly Blitzer’s mom!), was just one of the *many* books that I read. My library card got a workout. And, yes, I still read paper books – there is just something about holding a physical book in my hand that a digital version just can’t match.

7) I figured out a way to give up the scrunchies. For now.

8) I went super bare on makeup this summer. Literally, what you see here was pretty much all that was used in some combination. I was lazy & I didn’t want to make a fuss, so, this MAC “Illustrated” bag was my it bag & in it I stashed:

  • My NARS “Puerto Vallarta” Multiple (*a miracle for this bronzer impaired gal.)
  • My Covergirl Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balm in “Jam Twist”, which is almost a close-to-plum shade, which is important for this plum loving gal.
  • My Mally Beauty Evercolor Starlight Eyeliner in “Lucky Penny”. It’s meltproof. Done.
  • My Avon Mega Effects Mascara. I’ve had fun learning to use this wand and have really gotten the hang of winging out my outer corner lashes, which cracks me up when I have pretty much a bare face and then these va-va-voom lashes!
  • My Kiehl’s BB Cream, which with it’s SPF 50 and it matches my skin tone, of course it’s going to be my go-to.
  • Yep, that’s really pretty much all I wore this summer. For real.

    9) And, I am pretty sure I spent most of my Summer in 2008, because I spent far too much time trying to get the Golden Fishing Rod in “Animal Crossing: City Folk”, which my sweet Momma loves to watch me play. I’m still 1 fish short. Damn you, Coelacanth!

    So, that’s pretty much my summer – spending time with the family, relaxing and basically stepping away from the keyboard for a while.

    Hope you guys had a great summer, too! (*Or maybe a great winter, if you are Down Under. icon wink What I Did This Summer, 2013 ) Tell me – what kind of fun things did you do?

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    Makeup Wars: Pampering at Home

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    In this edition of Makeup Wars we discuss how we pamper ourselves at home. I do a lot of regular maintenance all the time, but I try to make a point to have one evening a month where I go all in on taking care of myself tip to toe. I will usually do this on a Friday or Saturday night, so that I can totally relax and know that I can sleep in the next day all refreshed, as opposed to knowing that in a few hours I will have to get up and start the week if I do this on a Sunday night.

    Pampering Bathroom Makeup Wars: Pampering at Home I always make a point to set the bathroom stage for relaxation by running a tub with a bath soak/bath fizz (*I tend not to do bubbles since I have a small tub and don’t have much room for them and me in the same tub.) and light a candle (*I usually use a smaller tea light or so since the bathroom is small, that way I don’t overpower everywhere with the scent. The ones in my rotation right now are the SheaTerra Organics Moroccan Lava & Argan Oil Volcanic Bath Soak and Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange 3oz soy candle.

    Pampering Face Makeup Wars: Pampering at Home I have a regular facial skincare routine that I do on the daily, but I tend to be super thorough & decadent when I take time for myself. This includes starting with the Patyka Biokaliftin Radiant Cleansing Ritual. This 3-step process was inspired by the Japanese women’s cleansing ceremonial. It starts with the Remarquable Cleansing Oil, followed by the Delicate Cleansing Foam and finishing with the Smoothing Revitalising Toner. This takes some time to complete, but it’s calming and my skin feels so clean. After that, I do the two-step RoC® Retinol Correxion® MAX Wrinkle Resurfacing System, which includes the Anti-Wrinkle Treatment with RoC® Retinol, followed by the Resurfacing Serum with E-Pulse® Technology. To soothe my skin after that, I slather on a good layer of the Patyka Intense Moisturising Mask and head to soak in the tub. When I am out of the tub and ready for bed, I put on a good dose of Patyka Ultra Rich Radiant Face Cream and some eye cream – right now I am digging the Kiehl’s Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Eye Cream, which really complements the RoC® resurfacing treatment for wrinkles.

    Pampering Hair 234x300 Makeup Wars: Pampering at Home As for my hair, I actually try to start that the night before by applying a hair oil to my scalp. Lately, I have been using the WEN by ChazDean Intensive Treatment Oil in the seasonal scent of “Vanilla Mint”, which smells ridiculously delicious to fall asleep smelling. I will wash that away with the Leonor Greyl Shampooing Creme Moelle de Bambou to help control my frizzy dryness and then comb in some Leonor Greyl Masque a L’Orchidee to give my hair a deep conditioning while I am soaking in the tub. These sulfate free treatments make sure to treat my color treated hair gently and help keep my scalp healthy and my hair frizz free down deep, while making my hair feel silky and very loved. (*And they all smell crazy good, too.)

    Pampering Body 195x300 Makeup Wars: Pampering at Home As for my body, I make sure to use my exfoliating mittens to go over my whole body and get rid of all of the dead skin. Sometimes I will use an exfoliating cleanser, but usually on treatment evenings, I will use a more moisturizing, and thicker, body wash, so I will exfoliate and then use the rich body wash to cleanse all of that away. As soon as I get out of the shower, I will layer products to seal in moisture, starting by putting on an oil, followed by a rich body lotion to make my skin feel soft, but not oily. Since I am SO ready for Spring to get here, I have been using a combination of products from the Carol’s Daughter Coconut Bath & Body Collection – the Dry Oil Mist and the Shea Soufflé (*which you would think would be super heavy since it is for dry to extra dry skin, but it really seems rather light and whipped to me.)

    Pampering Feet 300x225 Makeup Wars: Pampering at Home Lastly, I do not forget my feet – well, like I do for the rest of the month. I’m serious, I should really take better care of them, but they have been cooped up in closed shoes all winter and I haven’t had to look at them during the day. No excuse, I know, but, reality stinks sometimes. icon wink Makeup Wars: Pampering at Home Anyway, you remember when I told you guys about the Sally Hansen Deep Callous Remover before? Well, it is still a staple in my arsenal because I have not found anything better to treat these heels of mine. So, I make sure soak my heels really well, and then I will take my pedicure loofah brick and scrub the ever living tar out of them. It’s crazy how soft I can get them without resorting to any blades. So after all that, when I go to bed, I will make sure and moisturize them well, but I have been cheating. I have been using the Sally Hansen Ultimate Shield Hand Cream on my feet. My feet are so dry, that this glycerin based lotion really does coat my foot and keep more moisture in, just as it does for my hands, but they haven’t been nearly as dry as my feet have been this winter.

    So, that’s it, just a mere 47, okay 19, steps to a Pampered Paula. Do you see why I need a night to do this and a morning to recover? Now, it’s your turn to tell me – how do you pamper yourself at home? And after you do that, go see how the other lovelies treat themselves, too:

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    *Disclaimer: Some of these products were provided by the company’s PR for editorial consideration and some were bought with my own money.

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    Cyber Monday 2012 Beauty Deals!

     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.

    Bliss
    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.

    Clinique
    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.

    EcoTools
    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.

    Folica.com
    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.

    Inglot
    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.

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

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

    Lancome
    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.

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

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

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

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

    OCC
    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.

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

    Origins
    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.

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

    Philosophy
    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.

    Prescriptives
    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.

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

    Shobha
    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.

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

    StriVectin
    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.

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

    Tria
    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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    Black Friday 2012 Beauty Deals!

     Black Friday 2012 Beauty Deals! Are you guys busy planning out your Thanksgiving strategy? Or are you planning out your Black Friday spending strategy instead? I’m in the middle of both, since there is so much involved in each event – one just tastes better than the other. icon wink Black Friday 2012 Beauty Deals!

    I’m going to share with you my list of places that I know are having beauty specific sales, so maybe it will help you to have them all in one place to help you plan. Now, Black Friday specials online aren’t always just on Friday – some of the deals are going on now and some even include Cyber Monday (*which I will have a separate post for that this weekend, just in case you want to hang on to some pennies for then). No matter which days they are available, you can do all of your shopping in your pj’s with your hot toddy! But, if you are one that likes to go out and hand-pick your items, consider doing your shopping locally on Small Business Saturday.

    Let’s roll:

    AHAVA
    Dates: Now thru November 25th
    Deal: 40% off using code BLACKFRIDAY at checkout.

    Arcona
    Dates: November 23rd thru November 24th
    Deal: 40% off products.

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

    Beauty Bar
    Dates: Black Friday (November 23rd)
    Deal: Spend $50 and receive a Philosophy 3-piece gift set ($20 value) including: Purity Made Simple Foaming 3-in-1 Cleansing Gel for Face and Eyes, Eyes Wide Open Instant Refreshing and Depuffing Eye Gel, and The Microdelivery Exfoliating Body Wash, using code BBGWPBF at checkout.

    BeautySage
    Dates: Now thru November 24th
    Deal: 20% off sitewide, using code THANKS at checkout.

    Becca Cosmetics
    Dates: Now thru November 24th
    Deal: 20% off $50 purchase with code GIVETHANKS.

    Dates: November 25th (Sunday only)
    Deal: Spend $75 and get a free mini Shimmering Skin Perfector and full-size Beach Tint. Spend $125 and get those two products plus two full-size Glossy Lip Tints and a Becca Brown Cosmetics Pouch. Plus, Becca is releasing a limited-edition nail color collection for $30.

    Benefit Cosmetics
    Dates: November 23rd thru November 25th
    Deal: Spend $30 and get a free deluxe mini BADgal lash mascara. Spend $60 and also get a FREE deluxe mini the porefessional. Spend $90 and also get a deluxe mini sugarbomb using STAYCATION at checkout.

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

    Blow
    Dates: Black Friday (November 23rd)
    Deal: Free full-size blow out hair spray with any full-size blowpro hair care purchase. Also, get a free $10.00 gift card with every $50.00 gift card purchase. No promo code needed.

    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: Now thru November 25th
    Deal: 3 for $30 on all products. Get a “Mistletote” goodie bag ($100 value) for $30 with any $30 purchase, while supplies last.

    Caswell-Massey
    Dates: November 23rd thru November 25th
    Deal: Caswell-Massey will be offering 20% to 30% off site-wide.

    Clinique
    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.

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

    Dr. Brandt Skincare
    Dates: Black Friday (November 23rd)
    Deal: 50% off Dr. Brandt Take the Doctor Home with You holiday gift set ($154 value) – $74.

    Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare
    Dates: Now thru November 24th
    Deal: Get 25% off with code FF2012. Or, receive a free Active Vitamin D Serum-Oil with your $50 purchase with code CYBER12.

    EcoTools
    Dates: Now through December 6th
    Deal: Select beauty items 50% off full retail prices. Free shipping this weekend only (November 23rd thru November 25th).

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

    Folica.com
    Dates: Now thru November 25th
    Deal: $25 off orders of $100 or more, plus free shipping using code TURKEY.

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

    Giorgio Armani
    Dates: Black Friday (November 23rd)
    Deal: 20% off plus free shipping on $75+ orders.

    HauteLook
    Dates: Black Friday (November 23rd)
    Deal: Get a one-of-a-kind navy & white striped cosmetic bag filled with beauty samples for $20 plus shipping.

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

    John Masters Organics
    Dates: November 22nd thru November 26th
    Deal: 25% off when using 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.

    Keranique
    Dates: Black Friday (November 23rd)
    Deal: $40 off purchase of $100 or more using code BLACKFRIDAY.

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

    KohGenDo Cosmetics
    Dates: Now thru November 25th
    Deal: 30% off Oriental Plants Skin Lotion Spray, Macrovintage Eye Gel and Body & Bath Series.

    Lab Series
    Dates: November 22nd thru November 23rd
    Deal: Free Skincare Survival Kit with $50+ purchase.

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

    MAC Cosmetics
    Dates: Black Friday (November 23rd)
    Deal: Exclusive “Grey Friday” gray lipstick and polish set. Only available on Nov. 23 from 12am to 4 a.m. at Macy’s MAC counters.

    Miracle Skin Transformer
    Dates: Black Friday (November 23rd)
    Deal: 30% off your purchase with code BLACKFRIDAY.

    Murad
    Dates: Black Friday (November 23rd)
    Deal: $25 off any $100 purchase using code BLACKFRIDAY at checkout.

    Nourish
    Dates: Black Friday (November 23rd)
    Deal: 25% off and free shipping using code GREEN at checkout.

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

    Origins
    Dates: Now thru 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, using code HOLIDAY.

    Ouidad
    Dates: November 23rd thru November 25th
    Deal: 25% off all orders using code FFCURL at checkout.

    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.

    Royal & Langnickel Brushes
    Dates: November 22nd thru November 25th
    Deal: 20% off entire R&L Beauty Collection.

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

    Saks Fifth Avenue
    Dates: November 22nd thru November 23rd
    Deal: $25 gift card with $100+ cosmetics and fragrances purchase, using code BEAUTY12 at checkout.

    Sephora
    Dates: Black Friday (November 23rd)
    Deal: The following beauty sets are just $10:

    • Sephora Collection Gilded Brush Set Trio ($30 value)
    • Bare Escentuals Let It Glow Set ($42 value)
    • Boscia best of Boscia Set ($30 value)
    • Ole Henriksen 3 Little Holiday Wonders ($35 value)
    • Philosophy Purity Made Simple 12 oz ($26 value)
    • Stila Travel Palette + Deluxe Kitten Lip Glaze ($67 value)
    • Tokyo Milk Femme Fatal Trio ($30 value)
    • Too Faced Deluxe Chocolate Soleil + Travel Kabuki ($34 value)
    • Tarte Gifted Mascara + Multipleye Lash Primer ($31 value)
    • Jack Black Comfort & Joy Duo ($14 value)
    • Josie Maran Bear Naked Wipes & Nail Wipes ($21 value)
    • Tocca 3 Mini Rollerballs ($30 value)
    • Bite Mini Lipstick Palette ($48 value)
    • LORAC Behind the Scenes Eye Primer & Shadow ($40 value)
    • Buxom In the Spotlight Set ($40 value)

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

    Smashbox
    Dates: Now thru November 26th
    Deal: 20% off purchases of $50 or more, using code FRIENDS2012 at checkout.

    StriVectin
    Dates: November 23rd thru November 26th
    Deal: Free full size StriVectin-SH Dermal Infusion Mask ($49 Retail Value), plus free shipping when using code JOY at checkout.

    Tria
    Dates: Now thru November 27th
    Deal: $100 off of hair removal and skin care products using the code SHOP100 at checkout.

    Ulta
    Dates: November 23rd thru November 24th
    Deal: ULTA Artist Palettes – $16.99 (orig. $24.99), Benefit Fa La La La Flawless – $25 ($79 value), Stila Kitten Classics – $10 ($32 value), and Smashbox Studio Steal Brush Collection – $19 ($74 value).

    Urban Decay
    Dates: Black Friday (November 23rd)
    Deal: 7-piece Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color chubby lip pencils – $49 ($140 value). Smoked Palette, with free Double Ended 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set – $49 ($77 value).

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

    Victoria’s Secret
    Dates: Black Friday (November 23rd)
    Deal: Free limited edition tote, filled with “Beauty Must Haves”, with any $65 purchase.

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

    YSL Beauty
    Dates: November 23rd thru November 25th
    Deal: 20% off purchase, using code BLKFRIDAY12 during checkout.

    Any of these deals get added to your game plan? Or are you planning on something else that I missed?

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    Introducing the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund

    You guys know how I appreciate when companies make significant contributions of monetary support to worthy charitable causes. I have even spotlighted MAC, Elizabeth Arden and Kiehl’s. So when I heard about the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund (*in honor of a dear friend of Laura’s and the sister of LM President and CEO, Claudia Poccia) and the donation of 100% proceeds from two new products, I wanted to bring it to your attention, too.

    LM F12 BONNEMINERH e1345004940990 300x263 Introducing the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund

    Starting in September 2012, Laura Mercier will be releasing the Bonne Mine Healthy Glow for Face & Cheeks Crème Colour Palette and the Rose Hope Lip Glace. The palette is a “universal compact” that consists of a Bronzer veil, 2 Cheek veils and 2 Glow veils and will be $48USD. The glacé is a high-shine, highly pigmented lip gloss that “gives the appearance of fuller lips” and will be $24USD.

    100% of the profits from these items will be donated to the fund, and not just for the month of September, but ongoing. I know that the palette is permanent, but the lip gloss is limited edition so be sure to get one of those soon.

    Do you ever just buy a product to support a cause, or do you buy a product because you like it, and the donation is a bonus?

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