Category Archives: Cosmetics

$100 Julep Mystery Box for Only $24.99!

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It’s Mystery Box time again! Choose from two different Rock Your Look Mystery Boxes and get $100 worth of beauty favorites for only $24.99. The Mystery Box is always one of the very BEST value offers from Julep!

Introducing the Rock Your Look Mystery Box! Love experimenting with new looks? Or sticking to classic favorites? Either way, you will LOVE these specifically curated mystery boxes. Choose from: Color Play or Classic Beauty ($100+ value for just $24.99!) Get yours now – Rock Your Look Mystery Box – $100+ value for only $24.99!

Details: Offer expires on 9/19/16 at 11:59 PM PT, or while supplies last. Purchase of multiple units of the same type of mystery box will result in polish or product overlap. There is no overlap between different types of mystery boxes.

Offer may not be combined with any other promotional offer or discount (e.g Maven 20% discount). No exchanges or returns are possible on Mystery Box or individual items. Estimated full retail value is at least $100. Taxes vary by location.

Midwest Makeup Show: Beauty Expo and Pop-Up Shop

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The upper midwest is welcoming the Midwest Makeup Show, Minnesota’s first Beauty Expo and Pop-Up Shop on Sunday, July 24 at The Commons Hotel on the U of M campus – and you’re invited! Enjoy beauty services, demonstrations, shopping discounted products, and more!

At the show you can shop from more than 50 discounted makeup, hair, skin and nail brands. Watch beauty demos and enjoy beauty services and makeup lessons throughout the day.

The star-studded Main Stage, emceed by The Voice Season 6 contestant, Kat Perkins, will include presentations from Emmy Award-Winning national makeup artist Kevin James Bennett, NAHA Award Winner Heath Bryant, celebrated hairstylist Charlie Brackney, and a panel of pro artists moderated by one of the bridal industry’s best, Brett Dorrian.

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Reader Giveaway: Head on over to our sister site Thrifty Minnesota for a chance to win a 4-pack of Midwest Makeup Show VIP tickets which includes complimentary admission, champagne, and an extra swag bag! Enter HERE!

Bluemercury Shop-In-A-Shop Now in Macy’s Locations – My Visit

Disclosure AffiliateBluemercury Shop-In-A-Shop Now in Macy's LocationsIf you are lucky, you just may have a Bluemercury shop-in-a-shop recently opened in a Macy’s location near you. They have opened over 80 of these specialty stores in 20 states and also online at bluemercury.com. (See the locations here.) Last month I was invited to visit the new Bluemercury location at Southdale in Edina, MN. It is beautiful!

Bluemercury was founded in 1999 and is widely recognized as the nation’s largest and fastest-growing luxury beauty products and spa retail chain. Bluemercury offers a unique shopping experience where clients receive unparalleled technical product knowledge, expert advice and friendly service. In addition to skincare, makeup, haircare and fragrance products, clients can be pampered by skincare experts in Bluemercury spas. The spas are home to the ultimate results-oriented treatments, including world-renowned oxygen facials, glycolic peels, waxing and microdermabrasion.

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During my early morning pre-store-opening visit, I had a chance to speak with some of the extremely-knowledgeable staff and take a look at the carefully curated selection of brands and products available. I had time for a bit of pampering while being introduced to new items from brands I already love, as well as to some brand new ones I had never heard of.

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M-61 is Bluemercury’s own technical skincare product line from co-founder Marla Malcolm Beck. It combines the best of technical skin science and power-packed naturals while leaving out undesirable ingredients. Marla took Bluemercury’s thirteen years of experience of performing nearly 100,000 spa treatments every year and combined that with input from more than 300 makeup artists and estheticians in Bluemercury stores. The result is this power-packed treatment line providing maximum results with minimal time.

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Another line created by Marla Malcolm Beck is lune+aster, Bluemercury’s own makeup brand. Says Marla, “For years, my time-starved friends have asked me which makeup products they should use and how to apply them. With this in mind, I created a quick, easy line that takes the guesswork out of makeup application and gets you out the door looking polished in minutes.” I was excited to bring home a few samples from this new-to-me collection and am anxious to see my results!

Find your nearest Bluemercury in Macy’s location here.

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TLC’s Global Beauty Masters Season 2 Premieres March 17, 2016

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BRING ON THE WORLD’S TOUGHEST BEAUTY BATTLE | Love hair, makeup, and nail art?  Love competition?  TLC is bringing all of those elements together in a brand new season of Global Beauty Masters airing on March 17th!

Season two of “Global Beauty Masters” premiering on the TLC Network on Thursday, March 17, 2016. Originally launched in 2014 on Discovery Fit and Health, the intense competition moves to TLC this winter as top hair, makeup and nail stylists from around the world battle for the coveted title of “Global Beauty Masters.”

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The show offers viewers an insider’s perspective on the creative process during Battle Week, where beauty pros work together in teams. Enduring a week of rigorous competition, they must improvise, innovate and impress to reach the ultimate showdown, a Final Battle presented to a live audience. The epic challenges, over-the-top egos and tumultuous teamwork will be judged by world-renowned beauty experts.

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The epic challenges, over-the-top egos and tumultuous teamwork will be judged by world-renowned beauty experts. This year’s panel of professional judges includes Charlie Price of Charlie Price Hair; Eden Sassoon, salon owner and daughter of the legendary beauty icon, Vidal Sassoon; John Hauk, creative director of Entity Beauty; Vicki Starr, founder and CEO of Starr Treatment; and special guest judge John Paul DeJoria, co-founder and chairman of the board of John Paul Mitchell Systems. Among the notable guests and mentors, the show features Angie Everhart, Danielle Orsino, Dwight Eubanks, Jackie Siegel, Katie Meade, Kenny Kahn, Kim Vo, Rafe Hardy, Robert Cromeans, and Tracey Cunningham. The professional competition includes 10 US and 7 international teams, representing Bermuda, Canada, Italy, Mexico, Panama, Senegal, and South Africa.

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To encourage the careers of future professionals, “Global Beauty Masters” also presents the extraordinary work of 14 beauty school teams in a student competition hosted by pop musician Manika and model and rapper Don Benjamin. Student teams will be judged by Adamme Sosa of Adamme Artistry; Amy Becker of Masterworks by Amy Becker; J.R. Stewart, senior vice president of content and development at Style TV; and Sam Villa of Sam Villa Hair. The teams will also be monitored by lead mentor Krista White, winner of season 14 of “America’s Next Top Model” and a judge of last year’s professional competition.

 

Proving the international appeal of the beauty industry and its ability to transform lives, “Global Beauty Masters” launchesThursday, March 17, at 6 p.m.

 

Why Julep Is the Best Beauty Box Subscription

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We all know that there are TONS of different beauty box subscriptions to choose from, but what is it that makes Julep the BEST beauty box subscription? Check out our list below. Are you ready to buy yours? Then I recommend opting for the 3-month subscription because you get your first month FREE! Just use code FIRSTBOX at checkout. If you want to start with a month-to-month subscription, use that same code to get 50% off your first box.

It’s the only fully-customizable beauty box on the market.

Every month between the 20th and the 24th, you get to log in and choose what you want in your box. You can select all beauty products, all nail products, or get a mix of both!

Skip any month.

Unlike most beauty boxes, you can decide to skip any month you’d like (with no charge!) or send that month’s box to a friend.

You know what you’re getting, every month.

Unlike most beauty box brands, Julep makes all of their own products. All Julep products are cruelty-free and five-free (they don’t use the top 5 toxins found in many makeup brands).

Subscribers get perks galore.

Beauty box subscribers are called Mavens, and Mavens get amazing perks, such as 20% off all julep.com purchases, free shipping (always!) and the chance to help test and choose Julep’s next new beauty colors and products.

Join today and get your first month FREE when you purchase a 3-month subscription!

Julep: New 4-Piece Ombre Welcome Box FREE for New Maven Subscribers!

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Do you love beauty products?  Do you love getting mail?  If you do, the monthly subscription boxes from Julep are perfect for you!  Plus, right now new Julep Mavens subscribers can get a FREE Limited-Time Ombre Welcome Box valued at over $50 – just pay $2.99 shipped.  Just use the promo code FALLGIRL when signing up!  The Ombre Welcome Box has an ombre-perfect trio of polish shades plus a smokey taupe gel eye glider.

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Why should you become a Julep Maven?  Each month you’ll get a box of full sized nail polish and other beauty products valued at $40 or more for just $24.99.  You can even pre-pay for three months and save $15!  If you find a product in your box that you love, you can score 20% off all single product purchases plus free shipping on the website.

Join Maven and get the 4-piece Ombre Welcome Box FREE ($50+ value) – just pay $2.99 shipping with code FALLGIRL. 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!

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!!

Disney Beauty and the Beast Cosmetic Bags from London SOHO New York

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How adorable are these?!? London SOHO New York is partnering with Walgreens to add to their collection of fun Disney collection cosmetic bags. This time around they feature Belle from Beauty and the Beast!

The full line of cases includes a train case, organizer, 2-piece clutch set and wristlet. I received the wristlet and love it!  It has a bright and beautiful image with gold accents and handle. The lining is a pretty pink fabric with Beauty and the Beast silhouettes.

Beauty and the Beast Wristlet

Besides the cosmetic bags, there are also makeup brushes and sponges also featuring Beauty and the Beast.

The bags range in price from $7.99 to $11.99 and are available exclusively at Walgreens.

 

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!

Victoria Jackson Cosmetics Reader Giveaway!

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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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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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