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!

Long Slim Double-breasted Trench CoatLong Slim Double-breasted Trench CoatTop Moda Women's COCO Knee High Riding BootTop Moda Women’s COCO Knee High Riding BootRed Wide-Brimmed HatRed Wide-Brimmed HatD&K Monarchy Women's Seamless Full Length LeggingsD&K Monarchy Women’s Seamless Full Length LeggingsSolo Premium Leather-like Attaché CaseSolo Premium Leather-like Attaché CaseWomen's Smartouch Stretch Leather GloveWomen’s Smartouch Stretch Leather Glove

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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$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.

DIY Women’s Cat in the Hat Costume

Disclosure AffiliateMake your own DIY Women's Cat in the Hat Costume using this short list of items you can find online. Your costume will fit perfectly and be SO unique!

Last year we shared some DIY Halloween costume ideas that were a big hit, so we’re back this year with some more! We are starting out with an adorable DIY Women’s Cat in the Hat Costume that is styled on the classic Cat in the Hat, but with a feminine flair! My bet is that his costume will be the hit of your Halloween party. 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.

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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 Women’s Cat in the Hat Costume

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

Dr Seuss Cat in the HatDr Seuss Cat in the HatBasic Women's Scoop Neck TopBasic Women’s Scoop Neck TopFaux Fur Luxury Shag White FabricFaux Fur Luxury Shag White FabricAdjustable Pre-tied Bow TieAdjustable Pre-tied Bow TieLong Maxi SkirtLong Maxi SkirtFeline Fantasy WhiskersFeline Fantasy WhiskersBe Wicked Women's Short GlovesBe Wicked Women’s Short Gloves

For the white faux fur, just cut an oval shape and pin it to the front of your shirt or, if you’re ambitious, use iron-on adhesive to attach it more permanently

That’s it! The whole thing should run you under $75 and you will have lots of pieces that you will be able to repurpose again in everyday outfits. You will be so much more original than the group at the party with the Thing 1 and Thing 2 t-shirts!

Stem Cellular Exfoliating Peel Spray Inspired by Sheshin Korean Beauty Trend

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Have you seen or read about the Seshin Korean beauty trend and wanted to try it for yourself? You can try the new Stem Cellular Exfoliating Peel Spray, inspired by this trend, for only $5 – and it’s a $20 value!

Inspired by the popular “Seshin” Korean beauty trend, this gentle exfoliation formula of Stem Cellular Exfoliating Peel Spray instantly exfoliates to uncover smoother, younger looking skin after just one use.

To get this offer, just use code LiftOff15 at checkout to add this special gift to your cart. Promo expires 9/30/16.

How to Get Wavy Hair Like Sabrina Carpenter

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If you’re a fan of Girl Meets World’s Sabrina Carpenter and her gorgeous wavy hair, we have a step-by-step how-to tutorial thanks to Celebrity Hairstylist Laurie Heaps. Follow them to get effortless waves just like Sabrina’s!

1. Rough dry hair for volume at the root.

2. Part hair into 4 sections.

3. Take a 1-1/2 inch piece in horizontal section and spray with White Sands Liquid Texture Medium Thermal Spray. Then, straighten a few inches of hair in a bending motion with a flat iron.

4. Straighten the next few inches of hair bending the flat iron in the opposite direction, continuing this pattern all the way down the hair.

5. Go over the hair with the flat iron tapping gently on areas that have too much wave. Less is more!

6. Finish with a light mist of Redken Wind Blown Hairspray. Laurie used a T3 micro flat iron for this look.

Lingering Summer Breakouts Are No Match for Born Skincare

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If you’ve spent a lot of time outdoors in the sunshine and the heat this summer, chances are you’ve encountered breakouts from sweating, or dehydrated skin from the damaging heat. Even though summer is winding down, the breakouts can still be there Repair your skin with the secret ingredient of All-Natural Born Skincare.

Every day, people unknowingly expose themselves to hundreds of chemicals with a daily average of 500 synthetic chemicals that is lathered onto their bodies. Approximately 60% of those chemicals absorb into the skin. Beat summer breakouts and the heat without exposing your skin to toxins and chemicals with Born’s full range of chemical-free skincare products.
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The key ingredient used in Born’s skincare products is grape seed oil, which they derive from a various selection of grapes, adding to the uniqueness of their products. Grape seed oil absorbs faster than any other seed oil, and is full of vitamins C and E, essential fatty acids and antioxidants. Each ingredient gently nourishes the delicate skin of the face while packing a potent punch.

The oils found in Born skincare products are cold-pressed and minimally refined without the use of chemicals, and is processed in small batches by hand to ensure the oils’ integrity. In just a few days, Born users will see that the oils are pure, and and rich with nutrients. Even the preservatives used are organic, Certified Toxic-Free and PETA-approved Vegan and Cruelty-Free.

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Born offers a comprehensive line of products that include the following:

  • The revolutionary Glow facial serum ($90)penetrates the deepest layers of the skin and repairs the appearance of past damage caused by environmental pollutants, daily stresses and sun damage. Glow provides instant results and protection to the skin along with a 15-minute wrinkle reduction.
  • The rich, luxurious Essence facial moisturizer ($55) is a powerful blend containing CoQ10 and grape seed oil designed to absorb quickly and fortify the skin’s resiliency, leaving skin feeling smooth and hydrated. This daily lotion restores and replenishes the essential moisture to the skin and slow signs of premature aging, firm skin, eliminate dryness, reduce dullness and protect skin.
  • Pure Foaming Cleanser ($28) – can be used morning or night! Use to wash away sunscreens, sweat and make-up after long summer days. Made for even the most sensitive skin for both men and women, Pure foaming cleanser is gentle, yet strong enough to remove dirt and make-up. This cleanser won’t dry out your skin, and will leave your face feeling hydrated and fresh.
  • The Source for Skin ($45) – is a nightly facial moisturizer. This is pure grape seed oil which contains natural SPF. The Source or Skin is an anti-inflammatory, and is perfect for sunburns and helping reduce redness and swelling. Use for tightening the skin, closing pores, hydrating the skin and reducing wrinkles. One pump on your face and neck is all you’ll need to feel its full affects!

Julep The Greatest Hits Polish Mystery Box!

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Julep The Greatest Hits Polish Mystery Box!

Who loves a good mystery? If YOU do and are ready to grab yourself a great surprise, check out Julep’s “The Greatest Hits POLISH Mystery Box” available THIS WEEK ONLY! Do metallics make your heart sing? Shimmery and glittery more your thing? OR are you a brights are just right girl? Julep has THREE different mystery boxes to suit your nail fancy this month – which one will you choose? – – OK, you don’t have to choose only one – you CAN choose one of each!

The Greatest Hits Polish Mystery Box – $100 value for only $19.99

Details: Offer expires on 8/19/16 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.

Join Us! #FreshFaceSavings Twitter Party August 11

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While the calendar might say we are headed into the last “real” month of summer, it still feels like the season is in full swing, and hopefully, so is your summer fun! With outdoor summer activities exposing us to all the sun, chlorine, sweat, dirt, and other grime that goes along with them, chances are your face is due for a freshening. Back to school is coming up and it’s the perfect time to stock up on all your face care needs. Walgreens has you covered. Join us for a fun twitter party to chat about skin care and savings.

FaceScale_A2[5]Walgreens has everything you need for face care, including all the “classics” – the brands many of us grew up using. Some of these skin care products have even been passed down over generations. I remember being first introduced to most of these brands when I was in high school and they have stood the test of time! We will tell you how to stock up on them all with some serious savings during the party, so be sure to join us!

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#FreshFaceSavings Twitter Party

Date: Thursday, August 11th
Time: 1pm CT / 2pm ET
Hashtag: #FreshFaceSavings
Host: @SweepTight
CoHosts: @DawnChats, @EllenBlogs, & @ThriftyJinxy
Easy to Follow Twitter List: http://bit.ly/facesavings
Prizes: Five (5) $50 Walgreens Gift Cards
Official Rules: Find the rules here.

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RSVP for the #FreshFaceSavings Twitter Party on August 11, 2016

Don’t forget to mark your calendar, because this is sure to be a fun chat!

Let us know if we can look forward to tweeting with you!