Thanksgiving Turkey Nails Tutorial

It’s almost time for Thanksgiving – also known as Turkey day. Soooooo….what better way to decorate your nails than with this Thanksgiving Turkey Nails Tutorial?!?! It’s easy to create using Hot Designs nail art pens. They have nail polish on one side and a fine-tipped pen on the other for precision drawing. You can get a set of 6 colors at retailers like Walmart and Bed Bath and Beyond for only $14.99 or less or via

Thanksgiving Turkey Nails Tutorial

Recreate AMA Hairstyles of Julianne Hough and Rita Ora

Recreate AMA Hairstyles of Julianne Hough and Rita Ora

As usual, the fashions and hairstyles at the American Music Awards go hand in hand with the music for top-billing for the evening. There were some gorgeous dresses on hand and equally beautiful hairstyles. I personally loved Julianne Hough’s slick and simple do. To help you Recreate AMA Hairstyles at home, Jenny Balding, Cutler/Redken Stylist, shares two of her favorite looks from tonight’s 42nd Annual AMAs – Rita Ora & Julianne Hough and how to achieve the look for yourself.

To recreate Julianne’s slicked back bob:

  • Start by blow-drying all your hair back and off your face.
  • Create a deep side part of whatever side that suits you best.
  • Starting at the back use a gel that has hold and creates shine for best results.
  • Take small sections at a time and apply the gel and comb through each section.  Continue until you reach the front hairline a sweep back off your face also.
  • It’s important to start at the back to make sure every strand is coated with gel to create the ultimate sleek style.


To recreate Rita Ora’s ultimate sleek topknot:

  • Start by blow drying your hairline up and back to really help getting it smooth and sleek
  • Use a sleek balm through the roots to tame and smooth the flyway’s.  Cutler flyaway stick is the perfect product for this as the more you use the more it will hold and create sheen.
  • Sweep into a really high ponytail that sits right on top of the crown.
  • Use a straightening iron on the ponytail to create a super sleek finish.
  • Mist each section first with a strong hold hairspray that won’t flake and delivers shine also. Redken Control Addict 28 is perfect for this
  • Wrap around the base of the ponytail, section by section until the last section of hair leave about 2″ of hair out to create Rita’s topknot.
  • Finish by misting Redken Diamond Oil High Shine Airy mist to achieve exceptional shine.

Esscentual Alchemy Natural Perfumes – Reader Giveaway

Today we are teaming up with USA Love List to tell you about Esscentual Alchemy, a small company creating captivating natural botanical perfumes that make people feel uplifted and sensual.

These natural botanical perfumes are different from your “average” fragrances. They are created with no synthetics and have amazing lasting power and distinct and unique scents. They will actually smell slightly different each time you wear them.

All of Esscentual Alchemy’s natural perfumes are handmade by the owner from scratch in small batches. That means when you purchase any of Esscentual Alchemy’s natural perfumes, you are helping to support a small, home-based, female owned and operated business.

A signature scent is a powerful force for a woman – Enter to win the fragrance sampler and find your own personal fragrance.


Reader Giveaweay:  One lucky reader will receive an Esscentual Alchemy Natural Perfume Luxury Sample Pack of 12 valued at $63.97.  It contains the following scents:

  • Orange Cream
  • That 70’s Smell
  • Malanj
  • Little Black Dress
  • Autumn Spice
  • Kama
  • Sax & Violets
  • Blushing Beauty
  • Lumberjack Man
  • For the Love of Bees
  • Moon Valley
  • Bennacht

Click the +1 button for further instructions on each entry. This giveaway will close at midnight on Thursday November 27 (Thanksgiving). The winners will be randomly selected, verified for correct entry participation, and notified by email.

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Target+TOMS Launch Today! New TOMS Collection at Target

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This fall, Target is partnering with TOMS to introduce a limited-edition collection for the holidays.  The collection is filled with awesome items for you and for gift giving and it features the giving element that TOMS is known for. With each TOMS purchase, a person in need will be helped.  Starting November 16th, for every Target+TOMS limited edition gift bought, Target will be giving shoes, a blanket or meals to those in need.


Like the TOMS One for One model, with each gift purchased, a gift will be made to a person in need. Each item will donate one of the following items:
o One blanket, via American Redcross (U.S.) and Canadian Redcross (Canada)
o One week of meals, via Feeding America (U.S.) and Food Banks Canada (Canada)
o One pair of shoes, via TOMS (shoes for shoes only)

Explore the Collection here!


Fashion Friday: Pair of Boots AND Pair of Leggings Only $29.95 Shipped!!

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Cents of Style has an amazing deal every Fashion Friday, but this week is extra special! You can get a pair of boots AND a pair of leggings for a total of only $29.95 with FREE shipping! I had the pleasure of meeting Courtney, the owner of Cents of Style, last month and she is soooo super super nice! I am amazed and impressed by the outstanding fashions she is able to procure and offer up for such low prices.

The boots in today’s deal are a black distressed ankle boot in a bit of a moto style. They have a zipper up the back and fit a half size big for sure. So, if you wear an 8, buy a 7.5. They have been one of their most popular styles for the last year. The leggings are a textured cable knit, in a solid color with fleece lining. They come in about 10 colors. They are one size fits most, 0-12.

To get the deal, add a pair of the leggings of your choice and the boot size of your choice to the cart. Enter the coupon code COMBO at check out and the price will drop to $29.95. This deal cannot be combined with any other offer and is while supplies last. (I have a feeling this one will definitely sell out!)

Fashion Friday- Boot & Leggings Combo- $29.95 & FREE SHIPPING w/ Code COMBO.



5 Hair Tricks to Make You Look Years Younger this Holiday Season

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5 Hair Tricks to Make You Look Years Younger

As the holidays approach, you can get ready to roll back the calendar with 5 Hair Tricks to Make You Look Years Younger this Holiday Season from Madison Reed.

Turn back the clock with a bang!

It’s amazing how bangs can softly cover and ease those worry creases in your forehead and somehow harken to a childlike look. Bangs can be layered, side swept, choppy or straight. A beautiful bang can be better than Botox!

Reverse gravity with an updo!

Going vertical offers an instant facelift! A romantic updo can work against the horizontal lines in the face that come with age like crow’s feet and nasolabial folds or laugh lines. It also brings the focus up to your eyes where all of the sparkle and magic happens.

Adorn yourself!

Decorate your hair for the upcoming celebrations! A hair ornament or two make you look fresh, and festive. There is something about adding jewels that brings out our inner princess.

Cover up those roots!

Root Touch Up

Ran out of time for a full hair coloring before the next holiday party? Don’t let that be your excuse for letting your roots run wild. Look your brightest and shiniest with a quick blending of the perfect color on your hairline. Madison Reed’s Root Touch Up comes in a full spectrum of colors to conceal roots and grays on the go.

Pump up your color!

Why settle for the same old, drab color? Even if you are not covering grays, roll back the years by adding tones in your hair that compliment your skin tone and eyes. This makes a profound difference in the way that you look. Think of how you look in a color that does not compliment your skin tone versus a color that lights you up! Imagine your crowning glory creating that effect every day!

For cool complexions on brunettes, consider mahogany, deep reds and chocolates and for cool blondes, go for minky, smoky tones. For warm complexions on brunettes, add cinnamon and gold tones and for warm blondes, wheat and honey tones. Brightening and refreshing your color will literally turn back the clock!

Find your perfect hair color now with Madison Reed!

Renew Essentials Hyaluronic Acid Cream – Reader Giveaway

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Looking for a product to help you keep your youthful glow? Take a look at the Hyaluronic Acid Cream Moisturizer by Renew Essentials!

The Hyaluronic Acid Cream Moisturizer by Renew Essentials offers great benefits, including:

  • Softens skin
  • Creates stimulation for new collagen (fresher younger skin replaces)
  • Blocks cracks and wrinkles from forming
  • Elimantes and softens current wrinkles
  • Hydrates the skin allows for healthier skin
  • Locks hydration in place for long lasting rejuvenated skin
  • Animal cruelty-free product
  • Paraben free
  • Gluten Free

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Renew Essentials prides themselves on using modern technology and research to develop top of the line skin care products. This cream is perfect for those seeking an anti-aging solution, and also for people who just simply want a high-quality, non-greasy cream to wear. It is gluten free, fragrance free, and petroleum free, making it wearable by even the most sensitive skins.

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Once you get your hands on the Hyaluronic Acid Cream Moisturizer, using it is a piece of cake. Simply put a dime size amount of cream onto your clean (and dry) skin. Allow the cream to absorb into your skin for a few minutes before applying makeup or other skin care products. Love the product or give your money back thanks to their 30 day, no questions asked guarantee.

Reader Giveaway:  One lucky Jinxy Beauty reader will receive Hyaluronic Acid Cream Moisturizer by Renew Essentials. To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 12/1/14. Good luck!

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Shop! Tilly’s Coupon Code 20% Off Any One Item

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While Tilly’s started as a specialty retailer in the action sports industry selling clothing, shoes, and accessories (and they STILL do that), they also have fashion forward brands and styles for those not necessarily so active. The look and feel of their stores and website are distinct and create a shopping experience that is unique, creative and fun.

Right now is a great time to shop because there is a special offer running through to save 20% Off Any Single Item at when you use promo code DEALPRO2014 at checkout. You also get free shipping on orders $79 or more. Restrictions may apply. Expires 12/31/14.

JULEP $120 Holiday Glam Gift w/Purchase FREE with $35 or More

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I just LOVE gift with purchase offers and the latest one from JULEP is amaaaazing! The Holiday Glam Set is valued at $120 but is FREE with purchases of $35 or more. This would make a fabulous Christmas gift, but I think that I will want to keep it all for l’il ‘ol ME! The Holiday Glam Set includes Sweep Eyeshadow, Eyeshadow brush, Charming Lip Gloss, Ava polish and De Ann polish all in a gorgeous Gunmetal Sequin Clutch. Shop HERE!

Fine Print: Offer expires 11/24/2014 at 11:59pm PT, or while supplies last. Promotional code SHINETIME must be entered at checkout. To receive free gift, add a Shine Time Gift set to shopping bag in addition to $35.00+ of other products. Offer may not be combined with any other promotional code. Orders placed for the Monthly Maven Reveal (e.g. monthly Maven Boxes, Upgrade Boxes, and add-ons) are not eligible. No exchanges or returns on free gift. No adjustments on previous purchases. Taxes vary by location