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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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"Our differences are only skin deep…"

If there is one thing I am looking for besides the perfect moisturizer is the perfect foundation. If I wear anything on my face, besides my Avon Magix, I tend to favor tinted moisturizers. I do this because of my pretty freckles – I hate for them to look masked with heavy foundations and obviously look like I am wearing makeup.

Well, I seem to be aging, for some reason, and maybe, just maybe, I might be where I need a bit more coverage. Since I am not able to easily test out more foundations in the drugstore, it’s hard to find a good match for my very light and freckled (with such cute dimples, btw) pretty face. But I think Prescriptives may be able to come to the rescue.
 "Our differences are only skin deep..."
With their AllSkins line, they assure that 100% of women will find their perfect shade and formula – Guaranteed! Sounds like what I need. But, maybe you are like me and still have a few questions about finding your perfect foundation. Well, Jillian Veran – Prescriptives Director of Artistry – has some answers for us:
“1. Do different skin types need different foundation formulas?

Absolutely – the environment can affect how our skin behaves so the same skin can even need different types of foundation during the year. In today’s beauty world there are so many options, the best thing to do is to address what you want and need from your foundation. Do you like a sheer, luminous, satin or matte finish? Do you like liquid, cream or powder formulas? And of course what is your skin type – normal, dry, oily, combination?

2. What is the best way to apply foundation? Should I use a sponge, a brush or my fingertips?

Applying foundation is a personal preference and each method creates a different finish. Using your fingers will allow for a sheerer finish; a sponge is a little tricky for a non-makeup artist as it can place a lot of foundation in one spot so be sure to move quickly across the areas you are applying to; a brush is always great as it helps you create a very smooth even finish.
Also, I always recommend using the Px Buff Brush after your foundation is dry to soften the look of the makeup and create a sheer air brushed effect.

3. If I’m testing foundation in a department store, is it ok to do a swatch on my hand? Or should I always test the foundation on my face?

The best and most accurate way to test foundation is on the side of the face along the jaw line. Stick to this method for fool proof matching.

4. If my skin tone is between foundation shades, what’s the best solution?

Prescriptives Custom Blend Foundation is ideal for this. Your foundation can be blended not only to exactly match your skins own unique undertones, but also to create whatever finish and skin care needs you desire.

5. What foundations are best for acne prone skin? For dry skin? For mature skin

All skin types should start with a foundation primer like Px Flawless Face Primer. This will allow the makeup to wear longer and for a seamless finish.

Dry skin should wear a moisture based formula and should steer away from powder formulas. But if you prefer powder, use a soft cream-to-powder formula like Px Photochrome Light-Adjusting Compact Makeup SPF 15.
Normal skin can wear whatever they like, it’s all about preference.
Oily or acne prone skin should wear an oil-free formula. Powder foundation is great for this type of skin.
Mature skin must be hydrated before applying any foundation. The foundation shouldn’t be too matte or heavy as this can accentuate the age of the skin.

6. Do foundations with sunscreen provide enough protection? Should I need to wear extra sunscreen?

Sun damage is the leading cause of aging. So no, using foundation as sunscreen isn’t the best idea. Foundation doesn’t provide a full mask on the skin so the sun will get through.
Always use an SPF under your foundation for that extra layer of protection. I highly recommend Prescriptives All Weather Friend SPF 40 as it’s incredibly lightweight and feels great under foundation.”

Also, until January 31st, Prescriptives is offering a full size foundation brush for $17 with purchase to help you apply your new perfectly matched foundation.

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…


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