Victoria Jackson Cosmetics Reader Giveaway!

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Victoria Jackson Foundation Duo

Last month, I told you how to give your makeup bag a springtime makeover with Victoria Jackson Cosmetics. Well, now we are back with a Victoria Jackson Cosmetics giveaway so that you might just have a chance to win the products you need to make over YOUR bag!

Included in the giveaway prize package are the Foundation Duo (Light, Medium, Tan, or Dark) that you see pictured above, Fine Line Eye Pencil (Black), and Here Comes the Sun Bronzing Powder. This makes up a total value of $67.90. Head on down to the giveaway below to enter!

Discount: Right now you can grab yourself a beauty bargain! Victoria Jackson® is offering an exclusive 25% discount off the entire site using promo code LOVEVJC. Valid until 4/30/15.

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What do you need to refresh in your makeup bag this spring?

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Reader Giveaway: One lucky thrifty will win a Victoria Jackson prize bundle including Foundation Duo (Light, Medium, Tan, or Dark), Fine Line Eye Pencil (Black), and Here Comes the Sun Bronzing Powder. ARV $67.90.

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YogaOutlet.com: Boost Your Yoga Wardrobe

With a change in the seasons, it’s a great time to revamp our wardrobe whether its for work, play or working out. It’s the same for our yoga wardrobe! Whether you like yoga wear for actually DOING yoga or to wear any time because of it’s comfort, you will want to check out YogaOutlet.com.

YogaOutlet.com adds new styles to their site every day, so their our selection is always fresh and up to date. Plus, everything is in stock! That means if you are able to place an item into your shopping cart, then the item is available for immediate shipment. Don’t you hate when you carefully choose what you want in an order only to find out later that it isn’t really available? That doesn’t happen at YogaOutlet.com.

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And YogaOutlet.com doesn’t only have clothing. They also have accessories, yoga mats and props, books, DVDs, aromatherapy and more.

Another perk of shopping at YogaOutlet.com is that they have a low flat rate shipping fee of $4.99 OR if your order is over $49 you get FREE standard shipping. On orders of $99 or more, you get free rush shipping! You can opt for standard shipping instead on those $99+ orders and get a 3% credit on your order.

YogaOutlet.com also has extra benefits of a 100% low price guarantee and no hassle returns.

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I recently shopped around at YogaOutlet.com and chose this Pure Karma Diamond Wrap. I was glad that I ordered it in two different colors because I LOVE it! It’s so soft and comfy and is perfect for everyday casual outfits, as well as heading to and from Yoga class.

Ready to improve your yoga wardrobe? Head on over to YogaOutlet.com and see what YOU can find!

Pure Karma Diamond Wrap

Bridal Gift Guide: Traditional Bridal Lingerie and Accessories

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If you want a white haute look that can turn your honeymoon into heated pleasure, check out these traditional styles, and some with a fun twist!

#1 – The White Burlesque Corset – $39.95 (Reg. $49.95)

Tonight was going to be flawless. She found the perfect piece. A white ruffle trim corset that perfectly highlighted her curves. Whether you intend it for bridal, or if you’re just a beautiful bombshell who looks ravishing in white, this White Burlesque Corset is sure to flatter your feminine figure. For extra support, wear a matching white demi bra, white lace bra or camisole underneath.  Detailed with lace ruffle trim and bow accents. Corset has a full lace up back and four adjustable, detachable garter straps. Matching g-string included.

#2 – Halter Babydoll With Tie Cups – $39.95

This sexy lace Halter Babydoll with Tie Cups has a mesh skirt and ribbon ties at the bust.  Feeling playful? The ribbon tie cups can be opened to make this a seductive open bust babydoll.  Includes matching g-string.

#3 – A Traditional White Satin and Lace Bustier – $68.95

Her dress fell to the floor and revealed the bustier, garters and stockings that had been hidden beneath. She inspected herself in the mirror and was amazed. After all was said and done, she almost felt more beautiful in the undergarment than she did in the dress.  White Satin and Lace Bustier. It’s what lies beneath that counts. Bustier has underwire cups, vertical boning for support and shaping and four removable garter straps.

#4 – Strappy Stretch Lace Bra – $36.95

Seduction, romance, love and lust.  Strappy Stretch Lace Bra in white has stretch lace half cups with strappy support and adjustable shoulder straps. Pair with our white Caged Back Panty for an irresistible ensemble.

#5 – Silver Rhinestone Head Dress – $24.95

Our Silver Rhinestone Head Dress is the perfect way to dress up your lovely locks. Clear rhinestones drape elegantly from a black stretchy elastic band. The hair chain is adjustable to create your own look. Wear it alone across the forehead or pair it with a tulle veil for a unique wedding look.

 

How To Wear Shimmer Makeup This Season

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These days we have so many makeup products to choose from to give our skin a shimmery glow. You might be wrinkling up your nose and thinking, “Why would I want shimmer? I’m not ten years old!!” Well, a little shimmer and sparkle isn’t just for kids. Follow these tips from beautystoredepot.com to use shimmer to your advantage.

* Look for sheer options. Opt for lightweight shimmer products, not heavy, opaque, “frosty” makeup.

* Focus on one feature. You’ll surely look like you got into mommy’s makeup if you have heavy shimmer and shine on your eyes, cheeks AND lips. Pick one feature to shine.

* Go light-handed with application. Unless you’re going for a costume look, apply products lightly. If you are going for a natural shimmering glow, then here is where you can add a little to the cheeks and the eyes – just don’t overdo it!

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* Try a multi-use highlighter. Yes, it can be daunting at first, but one great highlighter can do so many jobs. GloMinerals GloHighlighter can be applied before or after your foundation depending on how subtle you want your glow. Apply it to cheekbones, the brow bone, inner corner of eye or the center of lips for a hint of shine.

* Avoid shimmer on certain areas. Applying shimmer products to fine lines, wrinkles or blemishes will only highlight them, and that’s definitely not the goal here. However, a lightweight powder like Pur Minerals Afterglow Illuminating Powder contains the natural shimmer of mica to actually reflect light away from your imperfections.

* Always blend! This is the key to making your shimmer look natural. Use a GloMinerals GloTools Cream Blush Brush for creamy or liquid products and a GloMinerals GloTools Fan Brush for powder formulas. And be sure to only use this brush for your sparkling products, otherwise you’ll end up with shimmer everywhere, all the time.

How do you wear shimmer makeup? I’d love to hear your ideas! Here’s a hot tip: through 4/19 you can take $10 off orders $49+ at beautystoredepot.com with code UPICK10 at checkout. FREE SHIPPING, too!

How to Create a Side Chignon – The French Bun Hair Tutorial

disclosure affiliate linksOtherwise known as a French bun, a chignon traditionally sits at the nape of the neck. In its loose, messy form it’s great for hiding bad hair days. In its smooth, polished form it’s perfect for a night of theater and fine dining.

Here’s our simple step-by-step tutorial for this versatile style–from the professionals on the Color Crew at Madison Reed!

Side Chignon Tutorial

1. Create a deep side-part, as clean or messy as you like.

2. Gather all hair behind opposite ear from part. Smooth with your favorite brush if desired, or leave messy.

3. Secure into a ponytail with a hair-tie.

4. Separate ponytail into three sections. Take bottom-most section and start twisting.

5. While twisting section, curl around base of ponytail. Secure to base of ponytail with pin.

6. Repeat with two remaining sections twisting into complimentary curls.

7. Pin the two remaining sections into place as you go.

8. Once a completed curled Chignon has been pinned into place, pull out small sections for a romantic feel, or smooth and perfect with a tail comb for a modern, clean result. Spray to hold.

Now get the color you need for your hair! Madison Reed offers easy-to-apply hair color delivered to your door on YOUR schedule.

Shopbop Friends and Family Event: Save 25%!

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Shopbop Friends and Family

It’s time for the Shopbop friends and family event!! Now through April 9, 2015, at 11:59 PM PT you can take 25% off your order when you use coupon code SPRING25.

Click here for all the details and be sure to use coupon code SPRING25 at checkout!

There are so many fabulous things in this sale from awesome brands and designers. You should be able to get all set for spring!  If you want to stay on top of the latest trends, these are just a few of the hot brands new to Shopbop this month!

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Personalized Name Necklaces

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Personalized Name Necklaces are a classic! I think every woman needs to have one of these. And, if you have an uncommon name (like me), you won’t ever find your name on an item on one of those souvenir racks at a tourist destination. So, you need to make your own personalization!

Right now on Jane.com they have these classic Personalized Name Necklaces in your choice of either silver or gold tone and they are only $26.99 each! This pendant is made out of Sterling Silver or 18KT Gold Plated Sterling Silver and comes with a Box chain available in 16″, 18″, 20″ and 22″. You may choose any name up to 9 letters.

Made famous by Carrie on the hit series Sex and the City , now all the hot names are wearing them: Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, Rihanna, Lauren Conrad and many more…

These make perfect gifts for Bridesmaids, Birthdays or as a special gift for yourself!

Julep Atmospheric Eyeshadow Duo

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Julep Atmospheric Eyeshadow Duo

I’m loving Julep’s Orbital eyeshadows Atmospheric Duo in Earthshine and Borealis, which are rapidly becoming fan favorites! The multidimensional formula has triple the pigment for intense brightness and incredible stamina to last all day. It can be applied wet or dry for endless looks. They definitely creates eye-catching eyes!

Atmospheric Duo

This duo set includes:

Earthshine: Tree bark with chrome pearlescence

Borealis: Charcoal with peacock pearlescence

Julep Shader Brush: A versatile brush built for controlled application and flawless blending

Atmospheric Duo

Professional Tip: Sweep your favorite shade of Orbital eyeshadow on dry for buildable shimmer, or dampen your brush to unleash vibrant intensity.

Atmospheric Duo

OFFER: The Atmospheric Duo set contains two beautiful Orbital eyeshadows and a shader brush for a special price of $29.99 with the code SPARKLE ($54 value) through March 31, 2015.

Belli All Day Moisture Lotion – Picky for a Purpose

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Is it wrong that one of the things I love the most about my new lotion is the scent? I hope not, because I really, really do love it. Belli All Day Moisture Lotion contains lemon oil which is not only good for your skin, but smells amazing! Not over-the-top super lemony, but just a nice, clean scent.

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The other thing I really love about this lotion, apart from its awesome moisturizing with no heavy/greasy feel, is all the things that it does NOT have in it. As part of a physician-formulated skin care line, the ingredients in all Belli products are selected based upon an extensive review of published medical studies. Each Belli product is allergy tested, free of artificial dyes or fragrances, phthalates and paraben preservatives.  And since their products are especially designed for pregnancy, motherhood and beyond, they even follow a unique safety screening process to avoid ingredients with known links to birth defects or harmful effects while breastfeeding.  

  • A luxuriously emollient cream that deeply moisturizes and comforts dry
    skin
  • Contains antioxidant vitamin E
  • Chamomile soothes and refreshes skin
  • Features lemon oil which provides an uplifting scent
  • Free of teratogens (ingredients linked to birth defects or
    miscarriage)
  • Free of artificial dyes or fragrances, phthalates or paraben
    preservatives
  • Allergy tested
  • Safe for use throughout pregnancy and while breastfeeding

Beli Products

There are other products in the Belli family that team up perfectly with this lotion. They include:

Belli Pure & Pampered Body WashThis is a specially formulated body wash created for daily use.  It gently cleans without stripping the skin of its natural oils.  It contains cucumber and green tea extracts that are rich in antioxidants as well as lavender and chamomile that provide a relaxing aromatherapy experience.  SRP $13.00 for 6.5 oz.

Belli Eye Brightening Cream: Formulated with vitamins K and B to reduce the appearance of these telltale signs of fatigue and dehydration, this luxurious cream is the perfect anti-dote to late nights and interrupted sleep.  Brighten your day and your look with this soothing and restorative refreshment for the eyes.  MSRP $39 for 0.5oz.

Belli Healthy Glow Facial Hydrator: The hydrator is a light daily moisturizer that is rich in botanical humectants that refine and soften skin texture.  It provides the antioxidant boost of vitamin C and grapeseed oil for radiant, healthy looking skin.  The formula is rich with soothing chamomile which helps neutralize skin irritants.  Additionally, it’s light, refreshing citrus scent makes it a favorite of women everywhere!  SRP $32.00 for 1.5 oz. airless pump.

Belli All Day Moisture Body Lotion is available at belliskincare.com, buybuy Baby, ULTA.com and other fine retailers nationwide.

Train Hard Look Fierce: Envya, TLF

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Look good while you work out with the motto Train Hard Look Fierce with this awesome athletic apparel sale at Zulilly. You can snag fierce looks from top brands like Envya and TLF Apparel.

This sale only runs through the weekend and quantities are limited, so hurry!