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Vibrate Your Hair to Perfection with the Protégé Vibrating 1.5 Flat Iron

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A lot of you may not believe me when I tell you this, but I’ve been using the same flat iron since college, which was 6 years ago!  It still worked just fine, but I’ll admit that it had gotten a little nasty over the years and it probably wasn’t working as great as it was when I first purchased it.  I was really excited when I received the Protégé Vibrating 1.5 Flat Iron to test out!

My first thought was that I’ve never heard of a vibrating flat iron.  I didn’t know whether to be excited, skeptical, or a combination of both.  I was worried that the vibration might be too strong that it would tickle, or that the sound of the vibration might be noisy and annoying.  Once I turned it on for the first time though, all of my worries went away and I fell in love.  It isn’t noisy, it doesn’t tickle, but what it DOES to is gently shake your hair so that you aren’t flat ironing over kinks and creases.

Here’s a little more about the Protégé Vibrating 1.5 Flat Iron:

Vibrate your hair to perfection! While combing heat and vibration technology this phenomenal flat iron glides over your hair leaving it silky smooth for days. With the oscillating movement kinks and creases are removed while the tourmaline ceramic plates seal in moisture.

Decrease heat damage and add style with:

  • Innovative vibrating technology
  • Extra wide 1.5″ plates
  • Real-time oscillation
  • Ideal for all hair types

After trying this flat iron, I threw away my trusty college flat iron and now exclusively use my Protégé Vibrating 1.5 Flat Iron.  It is amazing, and even though it is smaller than my previous one (I was using a 2″ before), I’m able to straighten my hair in a fraction of the time!  Order one for yourself by clicking here!

Novica: Artisan Holiday Gifts + Reader Giveaway

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With the holidays approaching I have been scouring the Internet for gift ideas. As my girls get older and approaching the teenage years, it means I have to get more creative with my gift giving.  One daughter in particular, wants everything to be recycled or handmade.  The other daughter just prefers unique things, and not to be seen wearing the same earrings or clothes as her friends. It’s quite the list I need to come up with and how do I find a place where I can shop for both of them?  Thankfully I found Novica, an online resource that focuses not only on fair trade, but on handcrafted, unique items from all over the world. Best of all it has things that both of my daughters would love!

The first pair of earrings that caught my eye on the Novica site were these amazing hand crafted green beaded earrings.  Not only are the “Dzidzo” earrings handcrafted, and fair trade, they are GREEN, my daughter’s favorite color.

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From the Novica website I was able to find gifts not only for both of my daughters, but for some hard to buy for friends as well.  We all know that as we age, our urge to simplify becomes stronger.  I try to respect that, and make careful, selective decisions when I buy gifts. I try to find things my friends will use often, and not just set on a shelf to collect dust. That means I focus a bit more on Jewelry and clothing.

Although my intent was to holiday shop, I saw this amazing scarf and decided it would be great for a friend’s birthday.  She needs something to brighten her day, plus the colors will go great with her dark hair.

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Whoever you need to buy for on your holiday list, you’ll be sure to find something they’ll love at Novica!

Reader Giveaway: One lucky Jinxy Beauty reader will win a $35 Novica gift code. To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 12/12/16. Good luck!

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Don’t Miss Shopbop’s BIG Sale!

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If you have been waiting for the next BIG sale from ShopBop, it’s finally here! Just in time for the biggest shopping season of the year comes a great chance to save big on top name designer fashions! Whether you need something special to wear to a holiday party, are looking for a few gifts to tuck under the tree or just need to build your winter wardrobe, don’t miss this BIG sale from ShopBop! Use the code GOBIG16 at checkout to save 15% off any order of $200 or more, 20% off orders of $500 or more or 30% off orders of $800 or more!

ShopBop already has huge discounts off the regular prices of top-of-the line designer labels, but during this sale you can save even more!

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Make sure to check out some of these top brands you will find on ShopBop including Club MonacoHerve Leger and Enza Costa (all pictured above).  Head over to ShopBop and use the promo code GOBIG16 to save an extra 25-30%! The Sale ends at November 28, 2016, at 11:59pm PT. This offer only applies to products with “GOBIG16” included on their browse and product information pages, so choose wisely!

Wraps, Ponchos and Scarves for Winter (with a 50% off sale!!)

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It seems like the weather may finally start to be turning a bit chillier and that means it’s time for scarves, wraps and ponchos! What better way to keep warm than by also adding a bit of flair to your outfit. And – GOOD NEWS – with a big sale at Cents of Style with wraps, ponchos and scarves all at 50% off! That makes it the perfect time to stock up for gifts, or for yourself…or a few of each- we promise not to tell! At 50% off and with items starting at $5, you are going to want to share this deal!

To get your 50% discount, just use coupon code WRAPPED1 at checkout. It will both take take 50% off the lowest marked price AND give you FREE SHIPPING!

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Kenneth Cole Black Bold Fragrance Reader Giveaway

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It’s NOT too early to start thinking about holiday gifts for the man on your list. My husband has long been a Kenneth Cole fan, whether it’s for shoes, belts, bags or fragrance. The very latest addition to the Kenneth Cole fragrance collection is Black Bold.

Black Bold is the next evolution of the brand’s iconic, signature fragrance, Kenneth Cole Black. It draws its inspiration from the fearless spirit of New York. Black Bold is the perfect scent for the man who will take on any challenge, regardless of the odds and who is brave enough to believe that they can make an impact.

Black Bold features top notes of citrus and herbal tones, rounded out with a blend of ground nutmeg and a touch of lotus flower. Finished with elements of wood and leathery musks, the fragrance contrasts between dark and light and allows the boldness within to come to life. From the sleek, leather-like wrapped bottle design to the fragrance notes, Black Bold adds a dynamic new dimension to the Kenneth Cole fragrance collection.

Kenneth Cole Black Bold 3.4oz ($76.00)

Available online and in-store at Kenneth Cole and Macy’s nationwide

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Enter our reader giveaway HERE!

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Swing Dress Style Tips

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There is no better way to swing from summer into fall than with a swing dress to serve as the base of a fabulous fall wardrobe! From pumpkin spice everything to football to boots…we love everything that fall brings. This year you can add a new treasured look to your list of favorites – this awesome swing dress, which just happens to be on sale HERE for only $21.95 with FREE Shipping! (See details below.) It comes in sizes Small – 3X and in a rainbow of 17 colors (including this year’s hottest jewel tones). It’s a great transition piece (wear it now, and all through Winter…) and can be styled so many ways!

Wondering exactly HOW to style it? Use these Swing Dress Style Tips to get started!

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  • Wear your new swing dress with your go-to pendant necklace and a pair of heels. It’s simple and elegant.
  • This dress is an ideal addition to your favorite ankle boots. We’re loving this look!
  • Layer a cute vest over your swing dress. It provides interesting texture and contrast and switches up your look just a little.
  • Cold weather is coming! Pair this swing dress with a coordinating blanket scarf, add a great wool fedora and ankle boots, and you have a pulled together look that will keep the chill out too.
  • Don’t forget our other must-have accessory this Fall & Winter – the kimono. Layer a heavier kimono with a little length over your dress to add a bit of warmth without feeling bulky. You’ll be right on trend.

Grab this long sleeve swing dress for only $21.95 with FREE shipping when you use coupon code DRESS2016 at checkout.

DIY Skin Texture Smoothing Mask Recipe

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As the weather starts to turn colder, many of us face the problem of dry skin. But did you know it’s also a result of imbalances in your diet? Thanks to Kimberly Snyder, C.N. and her newest book, Radical Beauty (which she co-authored with Deepak Chopra!), we have some helpful advice to help keep your skin moisturized and glowing all season long – from the inside and out!

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  • When it comes to your diet, make sure you aren’t totally avoiding fats! Include easily digested beauty fats such a avocados, coconut oil and chia seeds in your diet. Avocados are a rich source of nourishing beauty fats, vitamins and lecithin to nourish dry skin!
  • Hydration is a MUST! Drink plenty of room temperature water to keep your body hydrated. Another option is eating lots of sweet, juicy fruits which help hydrate your skin from the inside. Externally, you should avoid very hot showers and limit the time you spend in hot baths as this can dry out your skin as well.
  • For your skincare routine, add an extra boost of moisture.  Try incorporating a face mask on a regular basis like the Radical Beauty Skin Texture Smoothing Mask (recipe and instructions below) to see your skin become smoother with diminished age spots! It contains coconut yogurt which is a great source of amino acids and probiotics, carrot is high in skin-brightening beta-carotene and antioxidants, lecithin to nourish dry skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth and avocados.

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DIY Skin Texture Smoothing Mask

Ingredients:
½ cup coconut yogurt (now commonly found at local health markets)
1 avocado, peeled and pitted
3 tablespoons, raw organic honey
1 organic carrot

Directions:
In a food processor or blender, combine the ingredients and process until you reach a smooth consistency. Spread over your face and neck and relax for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing.

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ShopBop Event of the Season – Get Your Winter Wardrobe Ready!

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Is your winter wardrobe ready? As the weather gets colder its time to put away the summer gear and break out the boots, jeans, sweaters and other cold weather favorites. Just in time to get your closet ready for winter comes a BIG sale from ShopBop! Use the code MAINEVENT16 at checkout to save 25% off any order or 30% off orders of $500 or more!

ShopBop already has huge discounts off the regular prices of top-of-the line designer labels, but during this sale you can save even more! Just the thing we need to get our winter wardrobes in gear!

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Make sure to check out some of the new brands that ShopBop is now carrying, including Canada Goose and Rag & Bone (pictured above).  Head over to ShopBop and use the promo code MAINEVENT16 to save an extra 25-30%! The Sale ends at Midnight Friday October 14th Pacific Time.

DIY Carmen Sandiego Costume

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It’s that time of year for us to share more of our DIY Halloween costume ideas that are always such a big hit! This time we’re sharing one of our childhood favorites with this DIY Carmen Sandiego costume!! Everyone will be asking Where In the World You Are and will want to track you down in your amazing looking costume!

It’s easy to go to the local costume store or party store and buy a “pre-packaged” costume, but it’s definitely not the best option. If you’re going to a big party you’re likely to see someone else with the exact same costume and it just won’t be very original!

The other problem with a party store costume is that they are usually limited in sizes and you have to buy everything in one package – which doesn’t end up good if your top is bigger than your bottom or vice versa. The other awesome part of this costume is that you’ll want to wear every piece of it (with the possible exception of the hat!) long after Halloween is over.

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Putting together your own costume pretty much ensures that your costume will be unique AND it will fit you well. You can also easily tweak parts of the costume to be exactly what you want!
 

DIY Carmen Sandiego Costume

 
We have a super fun idea for a putting together a costume to let you dress as everyone’s favorite mystery lady with this DIY DIY Carmen Sandiego Costume. You can find all of these items at Amazon and put together your costume in one order!

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That’s it! As an additional option, you can tie this gold scarf around your hat for a bit of extra Carmen flair. The whole thing should run you under $150 and you will have lots of pieces that you will be able to repurpose again in everyday outfits.

Fringe Booties for Fall

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Fall is all about fringe and you can start from the bottom up with these awesome Fringe Booties! Ankle boots featuring long, faux suede fringe and the tiniest of heels give your legs a long, lean look. Just watch that fringe and see how it flutters!

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Right now you can score these awesome fringe booties for only $29.95 with FREE shipping when you use coupon code DORADO at checkout. With the color options (7!) letting you be as demure or as bold as you desire, and sizes from 6 to 11, this bootie has something for everyone!

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These booties are a great way to try the 70s, Fringe trend in an affordable and darling way – without it being too overwhelming. You can pair these booties with your favorite jeans and a cardigan – go as bold as you want with your color combo and you have the perfect Fall outfit. Or dress things up a little and pop these on with your go-to dress for an updated, on trend look!

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