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Julep Friends & Family Sale – Up to 40% Off

Looking for some summer beauty savings!? Julep is the place to find them thanks to their Friends and Family Sale, going on now. Just use code FRIENDSFAM25 at checkout and you’ll save 25% off the entire site!

Julep Love Your Bare Face Hydrating Cleansing Oil

The brutal sun and never-ending heat of summer can do a number on your face. Try Love Your Bare Face hydrating cleansing oil ($21 after discount). This lightweight, antioxidant-rich oil blend won’t strip your skin and allows the makeup and impurities to just melt away.

Julep Skip the Brush

If you need a few summer-ready additions to your make-up collection, check out the Skip the Brush blush stick ($18 after discount) and So Plush lip gloss ($14.25 after discount). The blush stick is a versatile tool that adds instant luminous color to cheeks, eyes and lips for a long-lasting powder finish. As for the ultra-hydrating gloss, the non-sticky, high-shine formula hydrates your lips and gives a natural plump the look.

For even more savings, Maven Subscribers can save 40% Off Sitewide with code FRIENDSFAM40 at checkout!

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Vegan Beauty Products from Luscious Cosmetics

Face Contour Kit

If the sourcing and production of your beauty products is important to you, you’ll want to check out Luscious Cosmetics. ALL of their products are strictly free from animal products, making them Vegan & Vegetarian friendly. But they aren’t just products that you can feel good about, they are products that will make you LOOK GOOD!

Luscious Cosmetics uses innovative formulas that create products formulated to be long-lasting and vibrant in any climate. All of these products are cruelty free – right down to their beauty brushes! Luscious Cosmetics are proud members of PETA and stand behind every product they produce.

Ice Cream Mirror Compact

Ready to try their awesome beauty products? Right now you can enjoy SWEET Summer Savings at Luscious Cosmetics 100% Vegan and Cruelty Free cosmetics at savings of 40% off SITEWIDE! Want to know what’s even better? You can get this Super Cute Ice Cream Compact/Comb combo for face and hair touch ups on the go FREE with EVERY purchase at Luscious Cosmetics. (Limited Time offer.)

Why I’m Loving DERMA E Microdermabrasion Scrub

DERMA E Microdermabrasion Scrub

I have a brand new face scrub to love! Last week I received the DERMA E Microdermabrasion Scrub. I have used it twice so far and let me tell you – this stuff is awesome and has earned a permanent spot in my shower. It kind of makes my week when I try a new product and I end up loving it. Check out some details:

DERMA E Microdermabrasion Scrub Closeup

DERMA E Microdermabrasion Scrub

This fine-textured crystal blend buffs away dullness and smooths the look of fine lines, wrinkles, roughness and acne scars for a healthier, more youthful radiance. This salon-perfect formula uses an exclusive crystal blend including Dead Sea Salt to help buff away dull surface cells, help to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars, and absorb excess skin oils. Enriched with natural astringents Lime and Lemon Peel plus antioxidants Grape seed and Vitamin E, this pro-grade treatment re-textures skin, leaving it soft, smooth and younger-looking. May also be used on your hands, elbows, knees, heels or any part of the body to promote soft, smooth and healthy skin. Ideal if you’re looking for immediate results from a salon-perfect treatment in the privacy of your own home. Please note: The crystal blend used in this product is a large molecular structure and is therefore not bio-available to the body, so there is no possibility of absorption through the skin.

DERMA E Microdermabrasion Scrub Review

Why I Like It:

This scrub is one of those products that makes me think I can feel it working as I use it. I’m imagining all those impurities and dead skin coming off my face as I use it. And after using I think my face looks better and it definitely feels better too – very soft and smooth. As a bonus, I love its light citrus scent!

Buy It:

You can buy DERMA E Microdermabrasion Scrub directly from the DERMA E web site HERE.

Gal Gadot Teams Up with Reebok

Gal Gadot Reebok Partnership

Gail Gadot is teaming up with Reebok to bring a game-changing new line of activewear. Over the last year, we have seen actress Gal Gadot emerge as a worldwide symbol of confidence, defiant courage and strength. Reebok is on a similar quest to help women discover their inner strength, which makes them perfectly suited for a partnership.

Reebok and Gadot have collaborated to inspire women and future generations to embrace fitness as a way to become the best version of themselves—physically, mentally and socially.

Reebok and Gal Gadot

Gal says, “I was lucky enough to grow up with a mother who was a gym teacher, so the importance of having someone push me out of my comfort zone and being active – and the benefits of it –were ingrained in me as a young girl. I have found fitness to be a key to unlock self-esteem.”

Check out these Gal Gadot Reebok items:

Perforated Speedwick Tank
Hero Strong Bra
Lux Tight
Reebok Speed Her TR
Mesh Bomber Jacket
Enhanced Lead & Go Graphic Bag

DIY Skin Texture Smoothing Mask Recipe

Disclosure AffiliateDIY Skin Texture Smoothing Mask Recipe - Beauty from the Inside Out!

As the weather starts to turn colder, many of us face the problem of dry skin. But did you know it’s also a result of imbalances in your diet? Thanks to Kimberly Snyder, C.N. and her newest book, Radical Beauty (which she co-authored with Deepak Chopra!), we have some helpful advice to help keep your skin moisturized and glowing all season long – from the inside and out!

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  • When it comes to your diet, make sure you aren’t totally avoiding fats! Include easily digested beauty fats such a avocados, coconut oil and chia seeds in your diet. Avocados are a rich source of nourishing beauty fats, vitamins and lecithin to nourish dry skin!
  • Hydration is a MUST! Drink plenty of room temperature water to keep your body hydrated. Another option is eating lots of sweet, juicy fruits which help hydrate your skin from the inside. Externally, you should avoid very hot showers and limit the time you spend in hot baths as this can dry out your skin as well.
  • For your skincare routine, add an extra boost of moisture.  Try incorporating a face mask on a regular basis like the Radical Beauty Skin Texture Smoothing Mask (recipe and instructions below) to see your skin become smoother with diminished age spots! It contains coconut yogurt which is a great source of amino acids and probiotics, carrot is high in skin-brightening beta-carotene and antioxidants, lecithin to nourish dry skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth and avocados.

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DIY Skin Texture Smoothing Mask

Ingredients:
½ cup coconut yogurt (now commonly found at local health markets)
1 avocado, peeled and pitted
3 tablespoons, raw organic honey
1 organic carrot

Directions:
In a food processor or blender, combine the ingredients and process until you reach a smooth consistency. Spread over your face and neck and relax for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing.

DIY Skin Texture Smoothing Mask Recipe - Beauty from the Inside Out!

Best Easter Fashions from Dressy to Casual

Best Easter Fashions from Dressy to Casual

With spring comes Easter and Kiyonna.com has amazing options no matter how you celebrate. Ranging in women’s sizes from 10-32, Kiyonna specializes in plus size styles that are proudly made in the USA. No matter your shape or size, you will definitely find something fabulous.

For church, the modest Livi Lace Dress for $138.00 is perfect. Designed with delicate lace allover and a feminine flounce hem on the skirt and sleeves, you’ll love the look and comfortable silhouette. If you’re looking for a fun and bright color this Easter, try the Glittering Affair Wrap Dress. This fully functional wrap dress allows for a custom fit and comes in a beautiful metallic royal blue floral lace for $128.00.

Delicate Lace

Delightful Wrap

The Ciara Cinch Dress in the NEW Indigo Rain Print is also a great option with a timeless design and fun print. This classic dress is sold for $98.00 and can be worn way beyond Easter Sunday. From work days to date nights, you’ll always be covered.

Everyday Style

If you’re not one for a dress, but would like to keep it classy, then the best-selling Linden Lace Top for $79.00 is for you. Made with a scalloped neckline and hem, this peplum style will flatter your curves in all the right places. Another great choice would be the Lauren Lace Top, also for $79.00. Featuring romantic lace and statement sleeves, this will be your new favorite blouse.

Special Occasion Top

Spring Ready

Of course, not all Easter festivities involve dressing up. Stay stylish and comfy in the Hope Cinch Top for $56.00. This flattering faux wrap design, cinches at the waist and comes in a perfect-for-spring plum.

Faux Wrap Design

Trust me, there are way more options on their site, so be sure to browse their entire collection of dresses and separates. I don’t doubt you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for this holiday.

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Happy Easter!

Cardigans: From Business Casual to Weekend Wardrobe

Now that we’re in mid-October we are in all out AUTUMN MODE! That means sweater weather and there is no type of sweater more versatile than the always-loved cardigan!

Cardigans come in all shapes and sizes, but it’s hard to beat a long-length, lightweight cardigan. It’s perfect for layering and can go from business casual for work to all-out sweater and jeans casual for weekend fun.

Today you can score an AMAZING deal on the Annabelle cardigan. This cardigan started as Cents of Style’s best-selling cardigan from last year, and with shopper feedback, they made it even better! It’s lightweight, making it easy to layer, and it has an open front feature, which makes it one of the most versatile cardigans you can own.

There are plenty of colors to choose from with sizes that range from S to 3X, and with this price, you may want to pick up a second for your collection (or a third, or fourth…).

Style Tips:
*Layer your cardigan with a tunic and leggings. Add a skinny belt to dress up your look a little bit.
*Take your cardigan out for the night! Pair it with your little black dress, heels, and bold jewelry.
*Jeans and a tee kind of day? No problem! Throw on Annabelle to make your ensemble a little more polished.
*Annabelle is perfect for the office. Pair it with a pencil skirt and your favorite blouse for a chic business look.
Please let me know if you have any questions at all! Thank you so much!

Use couple code OCTOBERCARDIGAN to make the price of each Annabelle cardigan only $17.95, with FREE SHIPPING. The code is valid Monday, 10/16 only!

BIG Shopbop Sale – You Can’t Miss This One!!


You know how much we love our Shopbop sales around here! Well, now it’s time to celebrate the end of the holiday shopping with a sale you will not want to miss! You just dream the item looking for to spruce up your closet and they have got it and so much more! Plus right now they are having a BIG 3-day sale where you can get up to 75% off by taking an ADDITIONAL 25% OFF all sale items when you use code JOY25 at checkout. This includes thousands of new markdowns!

 

  • Need to plan ahead for Valentine’s Day? They got it!
  • For him or her gifts, yes they do!
  • Gifts under $50 of course!

This sale starts today (Tuesday, December 26) and runs through Thursday, December 28 at 11:59 pm PT. Please note that some brands are excluded. Head to Shopbop and use the code JOY25 to save big!

 

It’s Soft Surroundings’ Fragrance of the Year! + Save 10% with Coupon Code

Soft Surroundings Fragrance Discount Code

The vote is in and the winner of Soft Surroundings’ Fragrance of the year has been announced! The winner is No. 1 Violet & White Leather and, to celebrate, right now you can take 10% Off ALL Full-Size Fragrances with coupon code: FRAG10 at checkout.

Soft Surroundings’ Numbers series is a collection of effortless, indigenous scents sourced from the four corners of the world. No. 1 springs from the African savannah, where the fragrance of wildflowers and grasses fills the air and the senses. No. 1 takes the wearer back to a simpler time, the sweet life, a place of origin.

No. 1 is a beautiful fragrance! Essences of freesia and violet mingle with white leather and light woods to lend a fresh green sweetness to this scent like the breeze on the African savannah. Conjuring notes of fresh fields with hints of wildflowers, this scent opens with elements of ripe nectarine and heavenly pink freesia. It gently unfolds into echoes of delicate violets and wisps of mimosa to finish with sweet groundings of white leather and blonde woods.

The coupon code for 10% Off ALL Full-Size Fragrances is valid Nov 4 thru Nov 15, 2017. Enter discount code: FRAG10 at checkout.

Custom 3-piece Korean Skin Care Set Only $30!

It’s time to personalize a 3-step Korean skincare set to suit your own needs when you take your pick of a full-size cleanser, a Konjac sponge, and a hydrator – all for only $30!

This set from Julep follows the secret to Korean women’s soft, beautiful skin in three steps: Cleansing with select oils, gentle exfoliation twice daily, and hydrating with skin-loving ingredients.

Each of the three steps has several products to choose from, so you can create a set that is uniquely your own. And at only $30 for the whole set, the price just can’t be beat! Offer expires 9/14/17 at 11:59 PM PT or while supplies last.

Build your own 3-piece Korean Skin Care Set for $30