Monday, December 30, 2013

Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things Giveaway Winner!

First of all, I just want to thank everyone who entered the Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things Giveaway. You guys are awesome -- I loved reading about all of your favorite makeup must-haves.

Congratulations to the winner, Courtney B!

If you didn't win this time around, please keep an eye out in February when I'm be doing a giveaway for the blog's 2-year anniversary. 

Yep, two years already.

I can hardly believe it.

That's why we have to do a big, fabulous giveaway, right?

And as always, thank you all so much for reading, commenting, and sending e-mails. I appreciate it all more than I can say.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Product Alert -- IT Cosmetics "New Year, Your Most Beautiful You!" 5-Piece TSV

Starting tonight at midnight (technically 12/28), QVC will be offering a new Today's Special Value (TSV) from IT Cosmetics that's pretty fabulous for the dry-skinned folks out there.

Over the past year, I've become a big fan of IT Cosmetics -- I actually have quite a few products that I've been meaning to review for a while now and just haven't gotten around to yet.  That's one of my New Year's resolutions, I swear. -- so this kit was calling my name right from the start, particularly since most of the products are a good fit if you have dry or mature skin.

It's winter so my skin is kind of like the Sahara at the moment, which means I need all the extra moisture that I can get.

The kit contains 5 items:
  • Heavenly Luxe Sensory Sweeping Fan Brush
  • Feel the Moment Anti-Aging Primer Serum
  • Bye Bye Under Eye/Hello Light Liquid Brightener Dual Concealer
  • Heavenly Luxe Double Airbrush Foundation Brush
  • Celebration Foundation Ilumination

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Giveaway Time -- Too Faced a Few of My Favorite Things Colection!

I know that I've practically disappeared for the entire month of December, but I'm sure you can understand why -- the holidays are just a ridiculously busy and crazy time. I will be back very soon with reviews of a bunch of products that I'm super excited about -- oh, and a couple of upcoming TSVs on QVC that are pretty awesome.

Because I've been MIA, though, I'm really excited to do a holiday giveaway to show my appreciation for all of you who read the blog.

And the prize is pretty cool, if I do say so myself.

It's the Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things Collection, which seems to be sold out everywhere now (so I'm totally kicking myself for not picking one up when I purchased the giveaway prize). 

The collections contains:
  • 20 Eyeshadows
  • 2 Blushes
  • 2 Bronzers
  • Better Than Sex Mascara
  • Lip Injection Color Bomb! in Bee Sting
  • Makeup Bag

The shadow shades range from lovely neutrals to gorgeous jewel tones, so it's really the ideal palette for fall and winter.

To enter, just leave a comment below sharing what would make your list of favorite makeup items.

Here are the rest of the rules:

No anonymous comments are eligible since I have to be able to identify each entry and I’ll need a way to get in touch with you if you win - and you must follow the blog (through Google, Bloglovin or the email list) to enter.

I'm using Rafflecopter to make the giveaway a little easier on myself, so while the blog comment is mandatory for entry, you can get additional entries by following me on Twitter, tweeting about the giveaway, and liking the Facebook page.

The giveaway is open to both U.S. and international readers. If you’re under 18, please get your parents’ permission to enter since you’ll have to give me your mailing address if you win. The giveaway will be open until 11:59 PM EST on Monday, December 29, 2013.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck! 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Sale Alert -- Tarte's 30% Off Friends & Family Sale

My apologies for the lack of posts lately -- holiday craziness has definitely seized control of my life lately. Over the next week or so, the posts may still be a little sproadic, but I'm expecting to have a little more free time as we get closer to Christmas so hopefully I get a bunch of posts done ... because I'm so backed up with reviews and have a ton of great stuff to share. 

Oh, and there will be a holiday giveaway sometime in the next week or so.  Keep an eye out for that.

Whether you still have some holiday shopping to do or you want to treat yourself for getting everyone on your list checked off earlier, Tarte's Friends and Family Sale is an ideal opportunity to score some fabulous products at a serious discount.

Between now and December 12th, you can get 30% off products on the Tarte website with the code DECFF.

I love pretty much everything I have from Tarte, but my personal favorites are the Amazonian Clay Blushes, the Tinted BB Primer, the Maracuja Miracle Foundation, the LipSurgence Pencils, Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation, Maracuja Creaseless Concealer and the Lights, Camera, Flashes Mascara.

I won't be partaking this time around, so please share your purchases below so I can live vicariously.

Happy shopping!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Cyber Monday Deals and Sales

While you can still take advantage of some of the Black Friday specials listed below, we've got a few new deals going on now that it's Cyber Monday.  

I really wish that there were more people on my list that I could buy beauty products for because some of these sales are amazing.

As always, if you know of a sale or deal that I haven't included, please feel free to share it in the comments below. 

Happy shopping!

  • LORAC has several holiday gift sets, loaded with full-size products, for under $30 -- and they're on HauteLook today too, so you may want to pick up a few stocking stuffers.
  • Urban Decay has a couple of Cyber Monday Specials, including the Book of Shadows Vol IV Redux and a deluxe sample of the Revolution Lipstick in Anarchy for just $25.
  • Too Faced is offering a $25 Mystery Grab Bag as part of their Cyber Monday specials -- I picked one of these up last year and was pleased with the five full size products I received. You can also score an extra 50 percent off sale items with the code BF2013 at checkout.
  • Eve Pearl is offering between 40 and 65 percent off select items for Cyber Monday. You can find all the information, including the eligible products, here. Use code TGBP1113 at checkout.
  • Sigma is offering 20 percent off select products with the code CM2013 at checkout. You can find a list of eligible products here.
  • Em Cosmetics is offering a buy one, get one free offer on all of their products. If you've been curious about the brand, now's probably the best time to check it out. I'm considering trying out a couple of the palettes myself.
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