Enter the beautystoredepot.com Back to School Sweepstakes!

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It’s time to go back to school, both for students and for moms toting their kids to school and to school events. Are you ready to put your best face forward? Enter for a chance to win over $400 in premium skincare products with the beautystoredepot.com Back to School Sweepstakes. One winner gets a gift bag full of skincare and cosmetic products, all valued at over $400. That would be a great start to the school year!

Thebeautystoredepot.com prize pack includes almost 20 best selling skin and face items from Dermalogica, Bliss, Blinc, TheraPearl and Osmosis. It’s everything you need to keep all eyes on you when you hit the hallways this fall.

There is no purchase necessary to enter, although you’ll be tempted to stock up once you visit beautystoredepot.com. Just use coupon code 20AA for 20% off your purchase and you’ll also get FREE shipping. Enter to win the beautystoredepot.com Back to School Sweepstakes! Over $400 worth of skincare products! Entries must be received by September 3, 2015.

ScarAway Scar Repair Gel Review + Reader Giveaway

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Many of us can find some sort of scar from a scrape, injury or mishap that has happened at one time or another.  It would be nice if we could get by without ever having injuries but usually at some point in life something is bound to happen… and leave a mark that we wish we didn’t have.

My husband has an adventurous story about when he raced my nephew up the ladder of a silo. He caught his arm on the metal ladder and it left a scar. Luckily there are amazing products like ScarAway® Scar Repair Gel that can help make scars so they are NOT the center of a conversation.

 

The first thing that we liked is that the Gel does not have a strong smell to it and is orderless.  We also liked that it does not have a color, ’cause who wants to look like they are covering up a scar and wearing makeup? More important is – who wants the Scar to be the first thing people notice?  If you have a scar and prefer it NOT to be the first impression people see for you, then try ScarAway® Scar Repair Gel.IMG_1257

ScarAway® Scar Repair Gel, featuring patented Kelo-cote® technology, carries the only patented, transparent, self-drying 100% silicone gel designed to improve the appearance of scars and prevent abnormal or excessive scar formation.

  • The elegant, transparent gel offers convenient application for custom scar prevention and treatment that can begin the moment a wound has healed or sutures are removed.
  • Results can be seen in as little as two to three weeks; full results may be seen in 60-90 for new scars and 90 days or more for older scars.
  • For the treatment and prevention of abnormal scars of various sizes and locations, including hypertrophic (red and raised) and keloid scars.
  • Effective on old and new scars.

Reader Giveaway: One lucky Jinxy Beauty winner will win ScarAway® Scar Repair GelTo enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 9/10/15. Good luck!

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Add a Pop of Color for Fall with Monroe and Main + Reader Giveaway

This is a Fashionista Event Opportunity hosted by Still Blonde after all these YEARS and Modly Chic.

Fan Colorblock Dress

This fall is going to be all about color. Whether you opt for head-to-toe color or just a POP to make your style eye-catching, Monroe and Main is making it easy to spruce up your wardrobe with spotlight colors featuring Cobalt, Red, Merlot, Orange & Aubergine. Each of these colors is striking all on its own and in combination with a few muted colors really stands out! They are a fun and bold way to head into the new season.

Fan Colorblock Dress

I have always been a big fan of Cobalt. With light skin and hair and blue eyes, it is my choice for accenting my features. That’s why I was drawn to this Monroe and Main Fan Colorblock Dress. It features my go-to colors of black and white, along with a heather gray, and then this nice, bright POP of cobalt!

Monroe and Main Fan Colorblock Dress

The Fan Colorblock Dress has a flattering fit and is super-comfy in polyester/rayon/spandex. It has a back zip an clasp. You can also toss it in the washing machine to clean.

Fan Colorblock Dress

I got the new dress just in time to wear to a travel showcase this week. It was the perfect way to look professional all day while still being cool and comfortable throughout a hectic schedule. As we head into the cooler weather, it will look great with a jacket and I can even switch out the sandals for boots.

Color Confidence Giveaway

Reader Giveaway: We have a fabulous giveaway from Monroe and Main. One lucky reader will receive a Fall Color Bundle with a scarf, earrings, bracelet, & bag valued over $125! To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 8/31/15. Good luck! (Plus continue below for more chances to win!)

Disclaimer: Still Blonde after all these Years, Modly Chic, and Fashionista Events bloggers are not responsible if prize is not delivered. We will make every attempt to help you claim your prize.

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In total, 25 confident bloggers are sharing 25 ideas on how to add color PLUS 25 colorful prizes & 25 chances to win! Visit each of the blogs below for another chance to win a Monroe and Main Fall Color Bundle just like the one we are giving away here!


5 Comfy Travel Light Essentials {+ a U by Kotex Sample!}


I love to travel and look good while traveling, but staying comfy is a MUST! With long days seeing the sites and having fun, comfort is key to enjoying yourself. Traveling light is the way to go for comfortable air travel, road trips and more. Here are a few essentials to have with you for traveling comfy.Essentials for Comfy Travel

#1 – Comfortable Clothing

Choose comfortable clothing such as a great knit tunic and leggings to make travel as comfy as possible. And comfortable clothing can be stylish when you choose great pieces such as a nice looking top and printed leggings.

#2 – Cross-Body Bag

Choose a great handbag that is stylish and easy to carry. A cross-body bag is especially travel friendly since it can be thrown over your shoulder for hands free carrying. Choose a bag that is a bit more roomy to fit travel items such as a snack and headphones.

Essentials for Comfy Travel#3 – Comfortable Shoes

A pair of comfortable slip on flat shoes are great for travel! They are comfortable for walking in to get from terminal to terminal for air travel and can easily be slipped on and off to relax bare foot in your seat once you board.

#4 – U bu Kotex Lightdays Liners

Be prepared with U by Kotex Lightdays Liners! Not only are the great to have on hand for unexpected situations while traveling, but they are slim and easy to tuck away in your cross-body bag. And they are incredible comfortable to wear even on your most hectic travel days.

So are you ready to travel comfy? If you don’t, you might end up like me with my uncomfy face:

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Right now you can upload an uncomfy pic and enter to win in the Kotex Light Days #bringcomfyback sweepstakes! There will be monthly prize drawings and one incredible grand prize of a trip for two to Los Angeles, California! Head over here to submit your entry and to request a free Kotex Light Days sample pack!

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Shop Stella & Dot’s New Aria Collection!

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Looking for a new addition for your jewelry box? Shopping for a gorgeous jewelry gift? Take a look at the new Aria Collection from Stella & Dot! This is a brand new collection by Stella & Dot that is inspired by their best selling Aria pendant necklace. Wear the short chain by itself or wear it as-is for a layered look – perfect for fall!

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The Aria Drop Earrings match the Aria necklace perfectly. These crackled quartz stones hang from shiny gold earwires and are so gorgeous!

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The Aria Cuff is also made of semi-precious crackled quartz stone. Dress it up or dress it down!

Check out the full Aria Collection from Stella & Dot now and let us know what your favorit epieces are!

ModCloth Introduces 1st Ever Namesake Label

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You know we love ModCloth around here. They have the CUTEST designs! But now there is something brand new. The just introduced ModCloth, the online shop’s first-ever namesake label, inspired by you!

To create this amazing line of versatile tops, bottoms, cardigans, coats, and of course, beautiful dresses – a long-time favorite of ModCloth fanatics, the folks at ModCloth looked to your feedback to determine all the must-have details (say hello to pockets and luxe linings!), pored over popular trends on Style Gallery, and did three times the typical amount of fittings to ensure a fabulous, consistent fit.

Take a look at all the super-awesome new pieces and shop the gorgeous ModCloth looks now!

Fun Flip Side Mani Tutorial

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Want to add a pop of color to a basic mani? It’s fun and easy to do with this Flip Side Mani Tutorial. It adds a splash of “secret” color that gives a glimpse with a flick of your wrist or a flip of your hand.

 Our friends at Julep have shared a new Flip Side Manicure nail art tutorial that can be used with any polish combination. Try pairing a bold with a neutral (in the example, Julep uses on Florence top and Jenna on the flip). It’s super simple to paint a Flip Side mani on your own – here’s how in three easy steps:

1. File and scrub nails and don’t forget underneath! Then, paint the top of your nails just like you normally would – for best results, we recommend two coats.

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2. Grab your Plié Wand with Striping Brush tip, pinch back those finger-pads, and then add polish under your nails.Screen Shot 2015-08-06 at 8.04.34 AM

3. Ta-dah! Beautiful Flip Side nails in less than 10 minutes!

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If you join Julep Maven now, you’ll get the striping brush tool used in this tutorial along with two nail buffer blocks and three bright summer polishes as a free welcome gift. The limited-edition Treat Me Nail Art Welcome Box is valued at $58, but is yours free (just pay $2.99 shipping) when you sign up for a Julep subscription.

As a Julep Maven you’ll receive a box of brand-new, full sized nail color and beauty products each month – and you deserve it! A few of my favorite reasons for being a Maven:

  • Julep Maven is affordable. Every month you get more than $40 of full-size products for just $24.99 per month (tip – prepay for three months at a time and save $15).
  • Julep Maven is the only customizable box of full-size, limited-run nail colors and beauty innovations. That means no surprises, no dupes or colors you don’t like. You can see what is in your box each month and have the option of swapping out colors/products you already have or don’t want.
  • Julep Mavens get 20% off all single product purchases, free shipping, early access to secret sales. If you are passionate about your polish, that adds up to some amazing savings!

Get started now! Join Maven and get the Treat Me Nail Art Welcome Box FREE ($58 value) – just pay $2.99 shipping using the code NAILS. Want an even better deal? Pre-pay for your first three months of Maven and get the Welcome Box and shipping FREE. Either way, you are going to LOVE being a Maven.

Almond-Toe Flats AND a Statement Necklace for Only $16.99 Shipped

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I LOVE today’s #StyleSteals at Cents of Style! You can get a super cute pair of Almond-Toe Flats along with a  Colorful Statement Necklace for a combined total of only $16.95 with FREE SHIPPING.

The perfect statement necklace to complete any ultra feminine look this summer and fall, this necklace and flats combo will quickly become your favorite new look. Wear these together on your next date night or simply on a trip to the grocery store.

Use coupon code SSFLATS to score this deal. Once you enter the coupon code, it will drop the flats price to $14.95 and at checkout you can add the color of statement necklace for $2.00. ORDER HERE.

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Hamptons Summer Wedding Styles from Rent the Runway

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The Hamptons are a popular wedding spot on the East coast.  If you’re heading to a wedding in the Hamptons or an area that resembles that atmosphere, Rent the Runway has plenty of Hamptons Summer Wedding Styles that would be perfect to wear!

Jinxy Beauty readers can save $25 on their first Rent the Runway rental of $75 or more.  Just use the promo code FIRSTRTR25X75X at checkout!

The Hamptons are where beach meets glamour.  Popular wedding attire trends are shades of blue, maxi dresses, clean lines and modern fabrics.  A few designers who rock this style are Tibi, Osman, Opening Ceremony, Elizabeth and James, Loeffler Randal, Dannijo, Eddie Borgo, and Carven – most of which you can find on Rent the Runway!

Here are three of my FAVORITE picks for a wedding at The Hamptons from Rent the Runway:

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This BCBGMAXAZRIA Aqua Chakra Gown retails for $468 but is available to rent for just $100.  The gorgeous blue color and the long lenght makes this gown perfect for an elegant beach affair.  Pair it with some simple sandal stilettos and dance the night away!  Product Details: Blue lace (53% Cotton, 47% Polyester). Sleeveless. V-neckline. Partially lined. Full skirt. Laser cut mesh illusion. With nude underlay. Hidden back zipper with hook and eye closure. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

BC105

This BCBGMAXAZRIA Alese Geometric Lace Dress retails for $398 but can be rented for only $75.  This crochet-inspired sheath has a shorter length, but the blue shades are complimentary for a beach wedding.  Accent the look with some simple gold jewelry.  Product Details: Blue lace (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. Scoop neckline. Fitted skirt with asymmetrical hemline. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure.37” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

LP59

The Parker Palm Shift by Lilly Pulitzer retails for $198 but is available for rent for only $40.  This dress is great for a daytime wedding at the Hamptons.  Product Details: Blue embroidered cotton (100% Cotton). Sleeveless. Halter neckline. Shift bodice. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. 35” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

Right now Jinxy Beauty readers can score an extra $25 off your first rental of $75 with the promo code FIRSTRTR25X75X.  Shop now and let us know what gorgeous dresses you pick out!

Celebrate National Lipstick Day with Avon! FREE Lipstick with Purchase

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Today, July 29th, is National Lipstick Day!! What is your lipstick personality? Not afraid to rock a bold lip? Prefer a more demure pale pink? The first of your friends to experiment with a non-traditional shade like deep plum or dark brown? Believe it or not, your preferred lip shade and your personality may go hand in hand!

To celebrate National Lipstick Day, Avon has created a Lipstick personality quiz – a series of seven questions designed to help you identify the perfect lip shade for you. And, just in time to celebrate, Avon’s newest launch – Beyond Color Plumping Lip Color SPF 15 – available in ten full color shades, for any and every lip personality.

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Avon is also having a special offer just too celebrate! Get a FREE Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick & Ultra Color Glazewear Lip Gloss with your $50 Avon purchase. Use code LIPSTICK at checkout to get the offer. Valid 7/29 ONLY!!