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

Sample DisclosureDisney Beauty and the Beast Cosmetic Bags

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 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!

GloMinerals GloHighlighter

* 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 with code UPICK10 at checkout. FREE SHIPPING, too!

Victoria Jackson Cosmetics Reader Giveaway!


Victoria Jackson Foundation Duo

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.

For more information, follow Victoria Jackson® on their social channels:

What do you need to refresh in your makeup bag this spring?

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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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Julep Atmospheric Eyeshadow Duo

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Julep Atmospheric Eyeshadow Duo

I’m loving Julep’s Orbital eyeshadows Atmospheric Duo in Earthshine and Borealis, which are rapidly becoming fan favorites! The multidimensional formula has triple the pigment for intense brightness and incredible stamina to last all day. It can be applied wet or dry for endless looks. They definitely creates eye-catching eyes!

Atmospheric Duo

This duo set includes:

Earthshine: Tree bark with chrome pearlescence

Borealis: Charcoal with peacock pearlescence

Julep Shader Brush: A versatile brush built for controlled application and flawless blending

Atmospheric Duo

Professional Tip: Sweep your favorite shade of Orbital eyeshadow on dry for buildable shimmer, or dampen your brush to unleash vibrant intensity.

Atmospheric Duo

OFFER: The Atmospheric Duo set contains two beautiful Orbital eyeshadows and a shader brush for a special price of $29.99 with the code SPARKLE ($54 value) through March 31, 2015.

Victoria Jackson Gives Your Makeup a Spring Makeover


Victoria Jackson Foundation Duo

Spring is in the air and that signals the start of a new season – which to me means it’s time to make some changes! One area that can always use a springtime makeover is the makeup bag. This week I had some help with that thanks to Victoria Jackson Cosmetics.

I received a few of the Victoria Jackson products to test out including the Foundation Duo, Here Comes the Sun Bronzing Powder, Perfect Everyday Blush and Lush Mascara. I love the sleek packaging of the products that gives them a very “high end” feel. The foundation duo glides on easily and gives great coverage without heaviness or caking. The blush and the bronzing powder add a nice glow to my face. The finishing touch is definitely the Lush mascara. It lengthens my lashes and, best of all, stays in place all day! None of those dreaded under eye shadows from smudges.

Victoria Jackson Mascara

The mission of Victoria Jackson Cosmetics is to help women achieve inner confidence through outer beauty. Since I spend most days at home with only a few trips around town to run errands or to walk the dog, I don’t have to make a “full face”, but at bit of foundation, some blush and a brush of mascara and I feel ready to go out just about anyplace.

Victoria Jackson Blush

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 4/4/15.

For more information, follow Victoria Jackson® on their social channels:

What do you need to refresh in your makeup bag this spring?

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New 2015 Lipstick Shades

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What does this year hold in store for our lips? It looks like this year is the year of taupe, browns rose, and purples. From high end brands to the drugstore – try out these new 2015 Lipstick Shades.

LUSH - Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color/1 oz. - Deep Mink

Tom Ford Deep Mink

To Tom Ford a perfect lip is the focus of the face and it has the power to define a woman’s whole look. Each lip color has rare and exotic ingredients, including soja seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter and chamomilla flower oil, create an ultra-creamy texture with an incredibly smooth application. 

LUSH – Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color/1 oz. – Deep Mink – $50.00, 8.00 shipping – Available at Neiman Marcus

MAC Cosmetics - MAC Lipstick Smoked Purple (M) One Size

MAC Lipstick Smoked Purple

MAC Cosmetics – MAC Lipstick Smoked Purple (M) One Size – $26.47, 3.50 shipping – Available at Marketplace

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wet n wild - Megalast Lipstick: Mocha-licious #914C

Wet n wild – Mocha-licious

This 4 hour, long wearing lip color leaves a semi-matte, creme finish in one stroke. Glides on easily with rich, velvety color that doesn’t cake, feather, or bleed. Made with hydrating skin-care ingredients – Hyaluronic Microspheres provide extraordinary adhesion to lips, an exclusive polymer complex offers cushion-like feel and texture, and natural marine plant extracts Coenzyme Q10 and Vitamins A & E help smooth lips.


wet n wild – Megalast Lipstick: Mocha-licious #914C – $4.89, 5.48 shipping – Available at Marketplace

Almay - Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipstick - 10 Berry - Light

Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipstick

Sepia - MAC

MAC Styled in Sepia

Estee Lauder - 'Pure Color Envy' Sculpting Lipstick Intense Nude

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Intense Nude

Xtreme - NYX Xtreme Lip Cream - Skin Tone - XLC 08

NYX Xtreme Lip Cream Skin Tone

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wet n’ wild Valentine’s Day Make-Up Trio Set Reader Giveaway

Wet N Wild Giveaway

Valentine’s Day will be here soon! Do you have plans for “the day of love”? If you have a hot date planned (or just a night out with the girls) wet n’ wild’s trio make-up set will help you get ready for your big V-Day night.

Mega Slicks Balm Stain in Made You Pink, Fergie’s 10 Pan palette Milano Collection and Wild Shine Nail Color In Ready to Propose make the perfect set that will make you irresistible! From casual to glam wet n’wild Valentine’s Day trio set is the ideal cosmetic color collection to complement your outfit and to make you feel sensual and sexy!

Reader Giveaway: One lucky Jinxy Beauty reader will win a wet n’ wild’s trio make-up set. To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 12/13/15. Good luck!

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Free Shipping from on Any Purchase through 9/30!

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Now through tomorrow (Sept 29 – Sept 30) you can get free shipping on ANY purchase from! This is a great offer to stock up on cosmetics, facial care and more.

You could shop their great sales to really maximize your savings with this offer. Or shop the Outlet catalog for great clearance prices such as:

  • Liquid Eyeliner only $1.99 Shipped (reg $7)
  • Shine Attract Lipstick only $2.49 Shipped (reg $7)
  • Roll-On Deodorant only $.99 or 2/$1.75
  • Jeggings only $12.99 Shipped (reg $20)
  • Light Up Pocket Screwdriver only $4.99 Shipped (reg $7)
  • and More!

They have some really incredible deals on clearance with hundreds of items such as clothing, cosmetics, skin care, personal hygiene products and more! Head over here to shop these prices and get free shipping while this promotion lasts.

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New Big and Daring Mascara from Avon


Avon has something new and it’s big and daring!  Yes, it really is – it’s their new Big and Daring Mascara.   The new formula lets you go bold with 5 times the volume for an extra daring lash look!

The product features a DYNAMITE WIRE BRUSH. This curved brush with multi-level patented bristles combs through and captures each lash while sculpting and filling in gaps. It also features lash build technology of a Plumping Complex and innovative crème-gel formula that delivers 5X the volume and a clump-free, smudge-free, flake-free build.

Checking the reviews on this new product, it seems that it really does last a LOOONG time with no flaking, clumping or smudges. I’m ready to try it!

Right now the  Big and Daring Mascara is on sale for only $6.99 (regularly $9).  You can also get FREE shipping on orders of $35 or more.

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It’s the Pür Minerals BOGO Sale!


Are you a fan of Pür Minerals?  Last time I was in Las Vegas and my face was super dry because of that dry Vegas climate, a local beauty counter rep recommended 4-in-1 Mineral Tinted Moisturizer. I grabbed it and it was just what I needed! Whether you’re already a fan, or if you want to try for the first time, you have the opportunity right now to purchase any item in the Pür Mineral BOGO category and choose another item of equal or lesser value FREE!

Pür Minerals Complexion BOGO Sale is avalible for:

  • 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup Powder ($27): This all-purpose hydrator, primer, foundation and SPF creates a sheer, flawless finish while infusing the skin with vital moisture. Ceretin Complex combines with Sodium Hyaluuronate for all-day hydration that also renews the skin’s appearance for a dewy soft look and feel. Available in 11 true shades.
  • 4-in-1 Liquid Foundation ($36): Lightweight and oil-free, Pür Minerals’s dermatologist-tested formula offers all-day true colour tone that won’t smudge, rub or fade. Enriched with super-hydrating Ceretin Complex, this foundation revelation draws vital moisture to the skin for a look so flawlessly fresh, you’ll forget you’re wearing makeup. Available in nine true shades.
  • CC Cream ($38): Pür Minerals’s CC Cream with SPF 40 protects, corrects and perfects the skin’s appearance with clinically advanced plant-based ingredients, like DERMAPUR® HP—a clarifying corrective from meadowsweet—and CLARISKIN II®—a brightening powerhouse from wheat germ. Available in four true shades.
  • 4-in-1 Mineral Tinted Moisturizer ($34): The 4-in-1 Mineral Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 20 creates a sheer, ultra-natural finish while hydrating the skin and protecting it from harmful UV rays. As sodium PCA infuses skin with intensive moisture, Ceretin Complex renews the skin’s appearance for a more youthful radiance. Available in four true shades.
  • Disappearing Act 4-in-1 Concealer ($22): Made with salicylic acid, brightening Waltheria Complex and Pür’s proprietary Ceretin Complex, Pür’s one-of-a-kind formula works to brighten, balance and lift the skin’s appearance as it conceals common imperfections. Available in four true shades.
  • Color Correcting Primer ($31): Containing clinically proven skin-perfecting ingredients, these lightweight primers also brighten and firm the skin’s appearance while leaving a silky smooth finish. Available in five problem-solving shades, including the newest limited-edition Illuminate and Glow.

Be sure to head on over and take advantage of the Pür Minerals BOGO deal today.  It won’t last long! You have through 8/18 to take advantage of this offer.