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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Throwback - Nails Of The Day (NOTD) - Sally Hansen - Color Fast Lavender and Inertia Frost

This is an oldie but a goodie! Unforunately, my tweens removed the label, so I can't tell you what color this is, but I love it. As the nature of the quick dry formula is also quite old, I had a difficult time doing this mani without getting streaks.

Apologies for the bubbles. :O)

Look Of The Day (LOTD) Hydrangea Inspired


Primary Primer - L'Oreal De-Crease
2ndary Primer - MAC Soft Ochre Paint Pot
Highlight ABSOLUTE #34, Milani SHEER SAND
Top Lashline Wet N Wild H20 Liquid Liner BLACK
Bottom Lashline L'Oreal HiP Cream Eyeshadow Crayon 972 PERFECTIONIST, NYX PURPLE RAIN
Mascara MAC ZOOMLASH ZOOM BLACK, CoverGirl LashBlast Waterproof VERY BLACK

Laydown - elf e/s brush Laydown Mobile Lid
Crease - Coastal Scents C2000 Deluxe Crease Brush, MAC 224
Defining V - MAC 266
Blending - , MAC 224
Transition Highlight - Random Doefooted e/s brush, e.l.f. Defining eye brush


L'Oreal HiP Blendable Blushing Cream 886 ELATED
NARS Powder Blush LOVE JOY


Lipstick - NYX 508 ORION
Lip Gloss - L'Oreal HiP Shine Struck Liquid Lip Color 866 RESERVED
Lip Gloss - L'Oreal Glamshine Plumping Lip Color 600 SIREN

June Favorites

Skin MD Shielding Lotion + SPF 15 for Face & Body (Thanks Nicole & Skin MD!)

L'Oreal Blendable Blushing Cream 882 SPRY
I love using this as a base for most of my blushes
NYX Terra Cotta (MAC Gingerly dupe) LOVE THIS!


Highlight - Milani Single Eyeshadow SHEER SAND
Transition/Bridge - Absolute Single Eyeshadow #34
This color is very close to my skin tone. Can't beat it for a dollar!
Transition/Bridge - e.l.f. GOLDEN GLOW

Wet N Wild H20 Liner BLACK
This has not let me down on swealtering days. We experienced two heatwaves here. Would not have survived a makeup day without this stuff!

I'm LOVING BOLD BRIGHT in your face lipsticks this month.

MAC Show Orchid
MAC Vegas Volt

Newborn Free - Demi Cap (half wig) KELLY #1

Favorite Bloggers

Melisawith1S She's a Blush Freak, not unlike myself. She's a Stay At Home Mom and she does an amazing job with her makeup!
From time to time she has incredible blog sales.

rmcandlelight *I'm Wearing China Glaze Stella* of Nails Beautiqued
has rekindled my love affair with Nail Polish (ENABLER! LOL) She never fails to disappoint with her posts. It is refreshing to see different colors on brown hands, but her nail game is on point enough for everyone to enjoy!

Favorite YouTuber
Terri is a sweetheart! She is an extremely talented artist. Her makeup skills are incredible!


Sunday, June 27, 2010

BaZonKers Ulta Sale!


* Offer valid through 07/03/10 on all regular price, sale and clearance merchandise. Excludes Benefit Brow Bar, salon services, fragrance, hair artistry brands, prestige cosmetics including Bare Escentuals, prestige skincare, Dermalogica, Philosophy, Clarisonic, Thermaclear and T3. Cannot be redeemed for cash or gift cards. This offer cannot be combined with any other ULTA coupon offer. Not valid on prior purchases. Limit one per customer."

Current Ulta Advertisement

20% Off Everything at Cherry

Now is the time to stock up on your favorite dupes
NYX, Milani, L.A. Colors and more!

Use Code "GRS20" at check out
Free shipping with your order of $40 or more!
Earn rewards

75% Off Bath and Body Works and MORE Goodies (Ends today 6/27/2010)

"Online & In Stores: Up to 75% Off Select Items.
While supplies last. No substitutions. Selection may vary online and by store location. Up to 75% off select items offer valid at U.S. Bath & Body Works stores and at through 11:59 p.m. EST on July 5, 2010 or when supplies run out. Offer not valid at Bath & Body Works stores in Canada and Bath & Body Works outlet locations."

"$10 Off Any Purchase of $40 or More
Limit one offer per customer. No substitutions. Offer valid for sale and regularly priced merchandise. Select clinical skin care products are not included. To redeem the offer online, add $40 of merchandise to shopping bag, enter promotion code SALE40 during checkout, and prices will be adjusted on qualifying orders. To redeem in stores, printed coupon must be presented and surrendered at time of purchase. Offer valid at U.S. Bath & Body Works stores, through 11:59 p.m. EST on June 27, 2010. Offer not valid at Bath & Body Works stores in Canada and Bath & Body Works outlet locations."

"4 for $10 Anti-Bacterial Hand Soaps
Regularly $5. Offer excludes Anti-Bacterial Classics, Anti-Bacterial Figurals, Moisturizing Lotion, Foaming Sanitizers, Hand Towelettes, 16 oz. refills, 34 oz. refills, 4-pack Anti-Bacterial Hand Soaps, HandiBac, 1 oz. PocketBac and CleanWell™ Hand Soaps and Sanitizers. While supplies last. No substitutions. Single item purchases at regular price. Selection may vary online and by store location. Offer valid at U.S. Bath & Body Works stores and through 11:59 p.m. EST on June 30, 2010. Offer not valid at Bath & Body Works stores in Canada and Bath & Body Works outlet locations."

"$5 Wallflowers Starter Sets and Refills
Regularly $12.50. Offer excludes Classics Wallflowers, Wallflowers Night-Light Flower Diffusers, Slatkin & Co. Novelty Wallflowers and Multi-Pack Wallflowers. While supplies last. No substitutions. Selection may vary online and by store location. Offer valid at U.S. Bath & Body Works Stores and at through 11:59 p.m. EST on June 27, 2010. Offer not valid at Bath & Body Works stores in Canada and Bath & Body Works outlet locations."

Online Coupon Code "SALE40"

Printable In Store Coupon
Printable In Store Coupon

Shop Online NOW

Drugstore BOGOs and Sales for 6/27 to 7/3/2010

It is my goal to be consistent with these posts.
I fell off last week because I misplaced the circular & other responsibilities prevented me from gathering the info from online. For your convenience, on the right hand column, there is a link to a member of makeupalley who updates 2 weeks worth of drugstore beauty discounts. However, I know that my posts are a little more comprehensive, as they also include sales on skin care and hair products etc.
I apologize for any inconvenience, as I know many of you rely on my weekly posts. Thanks for your patience and understanding. I also changed the format into categories to make this easier to read. Please let me know in the comment section if this is more helpful. Thanks

Discounts applied with use of Extra Care Bucks Card

Spend $25 get $10 extra bucks
when you buy Aveeno
Ageless Vitality (day, night or eye recharging system)
Body wash
Facial Cleanser, or night cream
Shampoo, Conditioner or Styler
Limit 1 offer per household

Sale $8.99 Hawaiian Tropic- Get $7 extra bucks when you buy 2 Banana Boat Sun Care (excludes lip)
Limit 1 offer per household
Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off CVS/pharmacy Sun Care
(excludes After Sun and Lip Prices Starting at $1.99)


Sale $14.99 Aveeno Facial moisturizer $2.4-4oz or night cream 1.7oz
Sale 2/$7 Dove or Degree Body mist 3 oz., Ultimate or Ultra Clear deodorant 2.5.-2.7oz (excludes Dove and Degree invisible solid)
Sale $5.99 Aveeno Body Wash 12-16 oz or lotion 8 oz.
Sale $3.99 Vaseline Body Lotion, Body Oil, or Gel


Sale 10% Off
Tweezerman Premium quality beauty tools


Sale $8
John Frieda Collection Luminous color Glaze 6.5oz,
Frizz Ease Serum 1.69 oz, Go Blonder, Color Renew Shampoo or conditioner 9.3 oz.

Sale $6.49
Aveeno Shampoo Conditioner 10.5 oz. or Styler 4-6.7 oz

Sale 2/$5
Aussie or Herbal Essences Shampoo,

Sale $4.99
Shampoo, Conditioner 13 oz
Mousse 8 oz.
or Serum 4 oz.

Sale $.77
Shampoo or Conditioner 15 oz.


- Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off CoverGirl Cosmetics (Limit 6)
- L'Oreal
Sale $5 Colour Riche Lip Color or Lip Liner
Sale $6 Eye Shadow
Sale $7 Infallible Lip Gloss
Sale $9 Infallible Stars or Never Fail Lip Color
- Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off Physicians Formula Cosmetics

Spend $10 get $3 extra bucks when you buy these Maybelline mascaras
$6 Falsies Volum' Express
$4 Great Lash

**Additional Discounts applied with the use of the Wellness+ Card


- Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Banana Boat Suncare
- ** $7.99 Neutrogena Sun Care and Sunless Tanning Products
- ** $6.99 RX Suncare Products (excludes Lip Balm)


- Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Nair Hair Removal Products
- Clip-able Coupon Save $3 All Veet Hair Removal
- Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off Schick Razors, Refill Cartridges or Edge or Skintimate Shave Gel or Cream (excludes trial sizes)


- **4 for $20 +UP reward $10 on 4 It's like Paying 4 for $10John Freida Briliant Brunette, Sheer Blonde, Luxurious Volume, root Awakening or Frizz Ease Hair Care Regular Retail $6.49 to $6.99
- 3/$9.99 Motions Shampoo, Conditioner or Stylers Regular Retail $3.99 to $6.99
- 2/$6 Dove Shampoo, Conditioners or Stylers Regular Retail $4.49 to $4.99
- ** $5.99 Pantene Shampoo, or Conditioner 25.4 oz
- ** $5.99 Head and Shoulders Shampoo 23.7 oz
- ** $3.99 +UP REWARD -$1 It's like buying it for $2.99 Tresemme Shampoo, Conditioner or Stylers


- Sale $17.99 Olay Definity Skin Care Regular Retail $28.99 to $29.99
- Buy 1 Get 1 50% off
Coppertone or Bain de Soleil Sun Care
- Clip-able Coupon Save $3 on Clearasil Skin Care
- **$3 Off AcneFree, WrinkleFree or RoC Skin Care
- ** $1.99 + UP REWARD Old Spice High Endurance Antiperspirant Deodorant 3.25oz

- ** $5.99 Single Check Rebate $1 It's like Paying $4.99 Almay Eye Cosmetics
Limit 1 Rebate
- Buy 1 Get 1 FREE CoverGirl Exact Eyelights Mascara, Lash Exact Mascara, Line Exact Eye liner and Eyelights Eye Shadow
- Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off Revlon Cosmetics
(excludes Beauty Tools)
- ** Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off Neutrogena Lip and Eye Products
- ** Physicians Formula Foundation, Powder, Blush, Concealer or Bronzers
- ** Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off N.Y.C. Cosmetics
- ** Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off Neutrogena Lip and Eye Cosmetics
- ** Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off Revlon Cosmetics

- **Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off Sally Hansen Nail Enamel and Art Pens
- ** Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off Kiss, Revlon, Nailene or Pretty Woman Artificial Nails

Buy $25 or more of participating products below, receive $10 in Register Rewards® at checkout* Good on your NEXT in-store purchase.
- Wet Ones Wipes 40 pack
- Skintimate or Edge Gel/Shaving Cream 6 or 7 oz.
- Playtex Tampons 36 Pack (Gentle Glined or Sport)
- Schick or Quattro Shaving Systems
• Intuition Plus Razor System or 3 pack Cartridges
• Quattro Razor System or 4 pack Cartridges
- Schick Disposable Razors
• 3 pack Quattro
• 4 pack Xtreme3
• 12 pack Slim Twin

$ Coupon savings in most Sunday papers!
Save with Register Rewards®
*Limit 1 coupon printed per offer. See coupon for exclusions, limitations and expiration.


Buy 1 Get 1 Free
- Hawaiian Tropic Sun Care
Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off
- Banana Boat Ultra Mist
- Aveeno or Neutrogena Sun Care


- $5.99
Vaseline Lotion, 6.8 oz.
Pond’s Cream, 9.5 or 10.1 oz
- $1.99 Clip-able Coupon Speed Stick or Lady Speed Stick Deodorant 2.3 to 3.25 oz.
(Limit 4)
- $.69 Clip-able Coupon Yardley Bar Soap


- Sale $1.99 Walgreens Brand 200 pack balls or squares
500 pk. Cotton Swabs


Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off
- Almay Cosmetics
- Wet N Wild Cosmetics


- Sale $1.99 Skintimate or Edge Shave Gel


$17.99 Select Conair Hair Appliances
• iSeries Infiniti Cord-Keeper Dryer, 1875 watts
• Ceramic Straightener, 3/4 in.
• Wet/Dry Straightener, 1-1/2 in.
• Infiniti Curling Iron, 1 in.
• Instant Heat Compact Styling Setter

2/$10 Garnier Fructis Hair Care Shampoo, Conditioner, Treatments (excludes color protector leave in conditioner)

Buy 1 Get 1 Free $7.99 BioInfusion Hair Care
Shampoo or Conditioner 8.5 oz. or 13.5 oz.
Styling 8.5 to 10.6 oz.
Olive Oil Hair Care 6 to 12 oz.

Buy 1 Get 1 FREE
Finesse Hair Care
• Shampoo or Conditioner, 13 oz.
• Styling Products, 7 or 8.5 oz.

Up to 75% Off Newport News

I believe this is a sister site to Spiegel!

Newport News Semi-Annual Sale

30 % Off Everything at Old (Ends 6/29/2010)

I buy many of my accessories from this site.
I love a bargain! They have some cute plus size outfits as well.
Check them out!

Offer Ends 6/29/2010
Enter Code "ONBIG30" at checkout.
Flat Rate $7 Combined Shipping across 3 sites (old navy, gap and banana republic)

30% Discount applies to regularly priced merchandise only.
Get an Extra 50% Off Clearance Items

"Ashley Stewart is the premier fashion retailer for the plus size urban woman plus sizes 12-26. Ashley Stewart is truly an eclectic mix. It is fashion forward, sexy and inspirational. Our fashion mix includes plus size jeans as well as the perfect pant, plus size tops, and plus size bottoms, accessories, plus size dresses, plus size denim, and sizes 29 to 32. Experience the Butterfly Bra. Be the first to own this new transformational bra designed by Jill Scott and Ashley Stewart. Ashley Stewart emphasizes trendy fashion for the plus size woman of style. Great Fashion, Great Value, Great Service...Ashley Stewart."

Their Accessories are beautiful. I used to work there and many women who did not meet the size criteria shopped there for the accessories. I bought my peacock earrings from there. Check them out!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Nails Of The Day (NOTD) - NK Luscious Purple, Sally Hansen Royal Purple and Wet N Wild Kaleidoscope

(Part 1) NK HD Eyeshadow Collection with Swatches and REVIEW

I have had my eye on these eyeshadows since November 2009.
I kept talking myself out of buying them. How many eyeshadows does a woman need? After all, I only have two eyes. I broke down and bought a couple, and I have been hooked ever since. I have been trying to collect these eyeshadows for a couple of weeks now.

These beauties range in price from $1 US to $2 US depending on where you purchase them. I was able to find them at my local ethnic beauty supply store.

So far, I only have 15. I do believe there are about 32 colors in total.
Some of the colors have been discontinued. Of course, this limited edition situation is what prompted me to buy them while I still can.

I have no doubts that some of these can be used as blush!

NK did not assign names to the colors, only numbers.

The texture of the shadows is very buttery. The intensity of the pigmentation is AMAZING! I suppose the secret to their soft texture is the addition of KAOLIN in the ingredient list. I would give these 4 out of 5 stars. Some colors are harder to work with than others. The matte shades are not as easily blended as the shimmers.
Overall, they are beautiful alone, but more stunning with the appropriate base.

Left to Right (Diffused Sunlight)
3008 (Matte/Satin)Beige
3017 Cream
3028 Gold
3027 Light Copper
3009 Bronze

No Base (Diffused Sunlight)

With Like Colored Base (With Flash)

Left to Right (Diffused Sunlight)
3004 Orange
3026 Yellow
3010 Mint Green
3006 Teal

No Base (Diffused Sunlight)

With Like Colored Base (With Flash)

Left to Right (Diffused Sunlight)
3019 Baby Blue
3020 Electric/Navy Blue
3012 Lavender
3031 Purple

No Base (Diffused Sunlight)

With Like Colored Base (With Flash)

Left to Right (Diffused Sunlight)
3039 Hot Pink (Matte/Satin)
3025 Magenta (Matte/Satin)

No Base (Diffused Sunlight)

With Like Colored Base (With Flash)

These are the Like Colored Bases I used.
Left To Right

MAC Paint Pot SOFT OCHRE (matte)
Wet N Wild Idol Eyes Cream Shadow Crayon 130 (pearl/cream)PIXIE
NK Lip Crayon AC39 GOLD
L'Oreal HiP Cream Color Crayon 812 ATTENTIVE
Wild Beauty 3 in 1 Makeup Pencil BRONZE
Wild Beauty 3 in 1 Makeup Pencil HOT PINK (but it's really like a CAUTION ORANGE)
NYX Eyeshadow Pencil YELLOW
Wet N Wild Idol Eyes Cream Shadow Crayon 132 (green)ENVY
Wet N Wild Idol Eyes Cream Shadow Crayon 131 (aqua)ELECTRO
Wild Beauty 3 in 1 Makeup Pencil BABY BLUE (matte)
Wet N Wild Idol Eyes Cream Shadow Crayon 134 (navy) DISTRESS
Beauty Treats 3 in 1 Makeup Pencil (no color listed, silverish lavender)
Wild Beauty 3 in 1 Makeup Pencil VIOLET
Wet N Wild Idol Eyes Cream Shadow Crayon 133 (purple)TECHNO
Wild Beauty 3 in 1 Makeup Pencil ROSEBUD

Just Bases (Diffused Sunlight)

With NK HD Eyeshadow (With Flash)

Have you seen these in your area?


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