$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.


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

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!


#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!

Summer Adventure TShirts and Plaid – Fashion on the Road

Disclosure AffiliateTake the Long Road Home TshirtThe lazy, hazy days of summer means it’s time to drag yourself out of your poolside lounge chair and hit the road for a fun summer adventure! These long summer days and plan-free weekends are the perfect time for camping or a summer road  trip. What type of adventure do you prefer? Do you love the outdoors or are you merely “outdoorsy” and choose only to camp when it’s glamorous glamping?

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No matter what type of summer adventure you like best, we have the perfect tees (3 NEW Styles!) along with Summer plaid to get you through this Summer Adventure season and express your own unique travel personality in all your favorite ways.

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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.

M61 Bluemercury Macys

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.

Bluemercury Lune Aster Macys

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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