Monday, November 25, 2013

#SaleAlert: Black Friday-Cyber Monday Deals

It's time. It's the shopping week of the year! The sales have been pouring in and personally...I'm exhausted.

No fear, I have a list of my fave sales going on this week and I'm starting it today and will be adding to the list until Cyber Monday. So be sure to come back & check for new sales. Visit my Facebook page and follow me on Instagram for any crazy shopping adventures and purchases that I may encounter.

These are not affiliated shopping links, a line through the deal indicates it has ended.

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Tons of beauty deals from FashionCHICsta!
Fashion Finds from Tracy's Notebook of Style
and Gotta Love, Must Have

The List:

Calypso St. Barth take 50% off all sale. 25% off reg priced items.

Modcloth 50% off sale. 20%-off everything with the code ROBOPUG. This is a limited time offer, so make sure to shop before 11:59 p.m. PT on 12/2.

Tulle Up to 75% off sale until 11/29. 80% off Sale, Prices as marked.

H&M 70% off sale. Sale is update daily until 11/29 with new items. Jeans,tops,pants for $4.95! Take and extra 25% off ONE item with code:0109 and get FREE Shipping w/code: 1033.
Cyber Monday SALE starts SUNDAY! 40% off your entire purchase online. Extra 25% off sale. Free Shipping over $50. Use code 7376 until 12/2.


Julep Free gift everyday until Black Friday! 11/25 Spend $20 get an iphone case & nail laquer w/code: countdown. Free Shipping. $1 select nail polish!*Limit of one $1 polish w/code BlackFriday.
*Up to 80% off Cyber Monday sale! Get a free bare face cleansing oil w/ $20 purchase w/code Bareface.
Kohl's Black Friday Preview, make your list now and be ready to shop. Use code CYBERWEEK for 20% off through 12/4. Free Shipping over $50.*NEW CODE* 20% off site wide w/code: CYBERSAVE.

Le Bunny Bleu 25% off wool boots and get a FREE pair of slip-on's use code Bunny_Blackfriday# and Free Shipping only until 11/27. 
*Various deals still going on on shoes/wool boots and selling out fast.

Gap up to 60% off until 11/28 with an extra 25% off w/code Gaplove. Plus daily deals as low as $10.
Cyber Monday: Take 40% off w/code CYBER.

LuLu's Black Friday Deals up to 90% off!!Lot's of fashion finds for $5!
*40% off site wide. Free shipping.
Target  Online deals start 11/29. 40% off women's sweaters & jeans, lounge wear & dresses. *Select women's clothing/boots BOGO 60% off. Home Decor BOGO 50% off.

Williams Sonoma 25% off Nespresso machines! 20% off bakeware. Free Shipping w/code: Freeship.
*25% off site wide w/free shipping w/code SAVENOW.

Outrage Fashion Stunning accessories & statement makers for 30% off w/code:Blacksale.

Sephora Black Friday previews on Pinterest, get your list ready 
*Beauty deals for $10! Mystery Sample bag when you spend $25 w/code SUSPENSE.

The Limited: In-store/online 50% off everything including markdowns. Free Shipping w/code: Thanks.  *All denim & Perfect long sleeve tees are a special price 12/1 & everything else is 40% off. In store & online, use code: GIFTME.

NastyGal 40% off everything black 11/29 until 10pm. 
*30% off reg priced clothing/accessories, shoes.

The Body Shop starting 11/26 for Online & exclusively for Love Your Body members In-Store: 3 for $30 throughout the entire store. Spend $30 to be eligible to purchase a Black Friday Tote Bag, which includes 9 Customer Faves, for just $25!If you are not a member you can get this offer in-store starting 11/27.  *50% off site wide. Free ship when you spend $30.

Express 40% off the whole store including sale items/ free shipping. Both men & women's in store & online.

Ulta Thurs 11/27 at 7pm online & 8pm in-store Black Friday starts. Lot's of beauty goodies, such as Butter London nail laquers for $10! Hot Tools for $29.99! And w/a purchase of any fragrance of $40 a free 5 piece holiday serving set.
*Use code Jingle13 for free ship over $25. Ulta Beauty Cyber Monday deals are up, $10 off $40 w/code 105706 (see list of brand exclusions that may apply),  2 for $18 Butter London polishes plus a 3 piece gift set with purchase of $50 in Butter London products, see link above for more deals. $10 off $60 coupon & $20 off $80 coupon are included in the above offer of the 18 piece beauty bag. Deals end 12/3.

New York & Company *Everything* 50-70% off plus free shipping. *There are exclusions such as Eva Mendes collection, see website for fine print.
*$20 off $100 w/code 7742, $10 off $50 w/code 7728. Free shipping.

J.Crew Factory 50% off everything, price marked is sale price, free ship over $50 w/code Holiday50.  
* Cyber Monday: Take 30% off entire purchase w/code Holiday.

Forever 21 take an extra 50% off already reduced merch w/code Extra50. Starts 11/27 Ends 12/2. 20% off holiday attire w/code: Holiday20off ends 12/2.

JCPenny Black Friday doorbusters & 50% off Joe Fresh until 1pm 11/29.
* Up to 30% off & free ship when you spend $49.

TopShop  30% off select items through 12/2.

Pink & Pepper 50% off shoes w/code Niftyfifty. 
*$20 off w/code: WISH.

Butter London 20% off reg priced items. 50% off select last call items. Use code Cyber13.

Kate Spade New York 75% off sale!
*Cyber Monday take 30% off site wide, even off sale items w/code Cyber30.
ASOS 20% off w/code GIMME20.

Banana Republic 40% off w/code CYBER.

Old Navy 30% off w/code CYBER.

Macys 15% off sitewide w/code CYBER.

Nordstrom Special purchase items, online exclusives & new markdowns.

M.A.C cosmetics Free overnight shipping w/code CYBER.

Dorothy Perkins 25% off site wide w/code HOLIDAY25 & free shipping w/code CYBER.

Too Faced  Cyber Monday Mystery Bag 5 cosmetics for $25! Use code PRETTY20 and save an additional 20%

World Market Cyber Monday Deals – 20% off everything online plus free shipping on $100+ (promo code CYBERSAVE). Plus other great savings include BOGO Holiday Classics candles & potpourri, 30% off dutch ovens, 25% off Walkers cookies & tarts, and more.

Starbucks get $25 off your $60 online order plus a free sample and free shipping from our friends at Teavana.

Henri Bendel Up to 40% off today ONLINE ONLY starts now with code CYBER13.

HauteLook Free Shipping sitewide for Cyber Monday. Wildfox Couture for super low prices, Discounted Michele Watches, AG Jeans for around $60 (never seen that price so low for AG).
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***Latest update w/new promos added at 1pm 12/2.

Check back during the week for more Pre Black Friday deals, Black Friday sales, CyberMonday savings throughout the week!  I'll be posting on Facebook and Insta as well.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Nordstrom Holiday Beauty Trend Show 2013

This is the third Beauty Trend show at Nordstrom that I have been to this year. 
It's a ton of fun, beauty show starts at 8am with a fashion runway pre-show, they have coffee & donuts and swag bags awaiting you as you walk through the doors, a full on runway and DJ's and giveaways. It's a party at the crack of dawn! 
Check your local Nordy's event page so you don't miss out.

The top 3 trends to look for:
Graphic Eyes 
(Squared off finish to the top liner)
Redifined Smokey Eyes  
(mix of matte & metallic to create a halo effect around the eyes)
Bordeaux Lips 
(Juicy berry stains to Red velvet finishes) 

 The Nordstrom Fashion Runway Pre-Show.
1.Individualist Parker brocade jacket
Topshop fluffy metallic skirt.
2. Topshop Pink Jumpsuit
3. Eliza J faux fur bolero
BCBGMAXAZRIA rio drop waist dress
4. Halogen jewel lip sweater
Hudson wax skinny jean
5. Lauren Ralph Lauren faux wrap dress

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer &"Graphic Eyes" Trend
 Bold eyes, bold dress-BCBGMAXAZRIA

 Clarisonic sure knows how to treat a woman ;) 
A demo on the the must have beauty item in every girls dream...and the Clarisonic brush too. 

Chantecaille shine bright like 'The Diamonds' Eye shadow trio!
Bling & satin outfit by Tory Burch.

I think we all are taking a moment here. Gorgeous dress by BCBGMAXAZRIA.

 Butter London 'Prince's Plums' lacquer looks edgy yet pretty in this Topshop iridescent fit & flare & faux leather biker jacket.

 The founder of Laila fragrances.

 Show them what you are working with!
Handbag party wearing Adriana Papell dress.

 Vincent Longo of Vincent Longo cosmetics showing us how to apply his lip & cheek gel stain.

Bordeaux Smooches from M.A.C and a hot little beaded Parker jumpsuit.

The best part is after the show, everyone is fully prepped about the latest beauty trends and can't wait to go shopping and grab their samples and raffles and meet some great beauty artists from around the country. Oh and did I mention all the gift with purchases for that day only? 

Butter London was for the first time a part of the cosmetics brands featured in the show. And to my surprise (it was not advertised at all!) Global Color Ambassador Katie Jane Hughes for Butter London was presenting the polish and swatching overcoats of 'Petrol' on eagerly awaiting customers!

Here's what was in my swag bag:

Here's what I scored at the Butter London counter:

Using the Butter London luggage tag, inside was a special offer for that day only.
On the left is my GWP, It's 'Stratford Honey Overcoat' a full sized glitter that you can wear alone or on top of your fave lacquer to transform the shade! The free "prezzie" just for visiting the counter were two DIY mani cards to achieve a runway worth look and a nail file. I can't wait to try my Double Take Ice Duo set. It's a navy 'Bluecoat' polish w/a 'Leccy Overcoat' British slang for electricity!

One of my favorite parts of the show is the uber talented makeup artist at Laura Mercier singing his renditions of pop songs. This time he sang (my fave) 'All I want for Christmas Is you'...with a spin on it- naturally beauty themed! Check it out!

Stay tuned for this weeks festive posts including my Deal Alert: Black Friday List. I will be creating a list of all my favorite Black Friday sales and updating through out the week!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Holiday Gift Shopping: For the Beauty Diva (ULTA Beauty under $25)

To kick off my Holiday Gift Shopping (where I personally shop in-store for you to find the latest goodies that you might want to put on your next shopping list) & Guide (where I pull together some of my ultimate faves and tell you where to find them) posts for the season, I thought I'd find some some ultra beauty gifts for the diva who has it all ;) You know who you are.
And what better place to find all your beauty stocking stuffers than at Ulta Beauty?

Here's what I found in-store and would make fabulous gifts and very affordable too since nothing is over $25!!!

Relaxation is key during the holiday break! Make sure to get that diva some beauty rest!
She's got a lot of shopping and parties to get to I'm sure.
 Perfect stocking stuffers. Gem lip glosses you can latch onto your purse or key chain.
A diva needs her gloss stat!

 I love these too, you could create your own gift basket with cute little cupcake body washes, bath bombs & seasonal lotions.

 A true diva should outshine the star on her Xmas tree. Just saying. 

 Extra large Body Shimmer Brush with a gemstone handle! Now that's FAB.

 Perfect for traveling and can go right on the xmas tree!
A girl's got to stay moisturized in the winter.

 The latest Baby Lips lip balm with Dr. Rescue. 12 hr hydration! For the girl who has them all.

 Because hello, the Kardashians are such divas. 
The new Kardashian Beauty Touch Tones are surprisingly really beautiful.
I was intrigued by the eye shadow palettes, they look superb!

 Trust me she's going to want one of each!

 Super glittery brush case with brushes included.
These would match her Kate Spade New York shoes btw.
And the case is so pretty you could use it as a clutch for the holiday festivities.

Oh Mimi. The biggest diva like ever. Any of these Mariah Carey x OPI sets would make her holiday. Your best bet? Mariah Carey "Pure" topcoat in the right top corner...
yeah it's only 18k white gold & silver flakes. NBD. 

Will you be buying any of these for Christmas gifts or just secretly buying them for yourself? Mirror mirror on the wall, who's the biggest diva of them all? 

Extra Savings:
Save 20% off your purchase online at Ulta w/code: 108443
Save $3.50 off of $10 purchase in store: print this coupon. Online code: 109006
Valid until 11/30
*Kardashian Beauty Gradient Eye Palettes are $9.99 and BOGO 50% off!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Berry Yummy Tea Cakes

I've been in the kitchen baking up new tasty cakes filled with berries. YUM.

Both are  square shaped tea cakes and are the size of cupcakes topped with icing and berries.

The first recipe I made were Blackberry Almond Tea Cakes.

Blackberries are also baked inside the cake and who doesn't love this berry? 

The next one was an order I made specifically for Classic Loot's grand opening party.
This was a request of something obvi! 

Blueberry Almond Tea Cakes

The fun thing about this recipe is I can really create any berry or fruit flavor your heart desires.
 If you live in the bay area, you can order them here: TFP Cupcakes & Sweets

What's your favorite flavor of cake?

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Ipsy Glam Bag: Nov 2013

November's "Glam it up" Ipsy Glam Bag definitely delivered on the beauty essentials of glam!
Fancy gold cosmetic pouch to boot.

Glam It Up
The goods:

 A total of 6 beauty glam essentials for $10 (Worth $83.99!)

1. em michelle phan waterliner intense color eyeliner in Emerald.
Retails $20. Purchase it here em cosmetics
 This special glam bag debuted Michelle Phan's new cosmetic line "em"
It's a real treat since Ipsy subscribers were the first to try full sized samples of her products.

 You have to be delicate, the whole eyeliner crayon fell out of the holder when I turned it upside down, I was able to put it back in though. Also the smudge brush will fall off if you pull the cap too much..BUT I found out why! There's a hidden mini sharpener underneath the smudge tool!
 I would've never known!

I do love the color and the smudge brush affect it creates an easy smoky eye.
I have yet to try it on my "waterline" I hope it stays put.

2. Pixi Bronzer in Subtly Suntouched
Retails $18. Purchase it here: pixibeauty

This is a great bronze color for my skin with little hints of gold sparkle, I usually get ones that have lighter tones as well because its just easier to mix them, but I will give this a try. 

The container is cute too!

 3. Be a Bombshell Lip Crayon in Shameless.
Retails $14. Purchase it here: beabombshellcosmetics
One can never have too many lip crayons.

Glossy yet smooth, a burgundy with shimmer, this color is bomb. ;)
I totally don't have a color like this and now I'm glad I do. It's easy to go from sheer to intense. 
Perfect for date night!

4. Starlooks Gem Eye Pencil in Amethyst
Retails $14. Purchase it here: starlooks

I received a Starlooks Kohl eye pencil previously in Obsidian (see post here)
and absolutely love it, I use it everyday. So I was glad to get another.

This time I got a pencil from the "Gem" collection so all of them are metallic. This one in particular is a silver lavender, at first glance I thought it was silver. 

It's gorgeous and goes on easily. Richly pigmented indeed.

 5. Kiss EverEZLashes in Lash #01
Retails $4.99. Purchase them here: beautyonlinesupply

Every girls needs a pair of falsies to complete the glam look. And these are packaged with two pairs, so you can give one to a friend too!

They are also made from real hair so it's very soft. 
Super full eyelashes, these will be fun to try on for a wow effect.

Comes with an applicator tool and glue.

6. Nailtini Straight Up Color Nail Lacquer in Caviar Cocktail.
Retails $13. Purchase it here: tinibeauty

A shimmering gunmetal, served classy and straight up.
Nailtini suggests mixing up their colors for your own cocktail of choice.

I'm looking forward to swatching this, keep up with me on Instagram so you don't miss it:

For those of you who are not familiar with Ipsy Glam bag, it only costs $10 per month and you get at least 5 beauty items & if you provide feedback it will be geared to your liking.

It's always fun to see what other beauty mavens got in their glam bags each month too (they usually vary and mix it up). I've teamed up with fellow blogger Tracy to see what she got in her bag this month!

Check out Tracy's Ipsy Nov. Glam Bag on her blog: