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NARCISO Fragrance Review

Narciso Rodriguez Fragrance Review

Narciso Rodriguez Fragrance Review

Press SampleWhile not technically part of a holiday collection, I’m going to kick off the holiday shopping season (yes, it’s time) with a NARCISO Fragrance review.  The scent was launched last Spring by the incomparable Narciso Rodriguez. [Read more...]

Jolen Creme Bleach Review, Go Confidently!

Jolen Creme Bleach Review

Jolen Creme Bleach Review

Press Sample, SponsoredI’m pretty sure you’re familiar with the product I’m writing about today.

Jolen!  The bleach you used a million times to lighten your upper lip hair?  Remember?  Oh Jolen and I go way, WAY back.  I remember hanging around my sorority house wearing the Jolen bleach mustache, watching the clock, looking forward to embarrassing dark facial hair to lighten like magic.  My sorority sisters did the same!  One of my sisters even used the bleach on her arm hair!

I had friends who used Jolen in high school, but I didn’t take the plunge myself until college.  One of my very close friends swore by Jolen.  She taught me how to use it, and bleaching our facial hair became routine for us.  At the time, home waxing options were really quite pitiful.  Remember those wax strips that promised hair removal and only delivered pain?  Ugh! [Read more...]

#BCRF Pink Products

#BCRF Coach Poppy

#BCRF Coach Poppy

Press SampleIt’s almost NOVEMBER!  If you haven’t already, buy a Halloween treat for yourself from among these BCRF fundraising options! [Read more...]

NARS Obscura

NARS Obscura

NARS Obscura

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I’m pretty sure that Francois NARS does not care what I think of his brand. Just in case, I want to be sure to state it for the record, NARS is simply amazing. I know, you choke when you see the prices. It’s justifiable, as NARS is on the expensive side. Let me just make it clear that with this brand, you get what you pay for ten times over.

NARS Nail Polish is a perfect example, worth every cent of the steep price. For YEARS, department store beauty brands sold sub-par polish compared to salon grade formulas. The department store polish of yesteryear was all pomp and packaging. In the past few years, this has changed. Most prestige brands now have a fabulous line of nail lacquer that easily keeps pace with top of the line nail lacquers. But NARS? NARS has surpassed them.

NARS nail polish is so incredibly color rich, you really could get by with only one coat. In addition, the formula is chip-resistant, applies smoothly and evenly. I get excellent wear time from NARS! [Read more...]

Clinique Bonus Time, October 2014

clinique gift timeClinique Bonus Time, October 2014, part 2!  The brand is offering a 7 piece gift with a mere $27 purchase.  It’s a STEAL, and a great way to kick off the holiday shopping season too!

Clinique Bonus Time: Free 7 Piece Gift with any $27 purchase (A $75 value). Includes choice of makeup compact + an exclusive cosmetics bag. PLUS! Get a Free Deluxe Lash Doubling Mascara with any $50 purchase. Use Code EXTRA at checkout. Shop Now!

Bath & Body Works 25% Off Discount

Starting today, and ending on 10/26/14, Bath & Body Works is offering a 25% discount off of your entire purchase!  Use code FREEFALL25 during checkout to score this deal online or ask for code 4628 in store.

Yes… the discount applies to already amazing deals like:

3-Wick Candles 2 for $22

Hand Soaps 5 for $18 or 7 for $24

Signature Body Cream $8 ($4.50 off!)

Wallflowers 4 for $20 or 6 for $24

Click HERE to shop BathandBodyWorks.com.

 

 

BCRF: Evelyn Lauder Dream Compact

Evelyn Lauder Dream Compact

Evelyn Lauder Dream Compact

Evelyn Lauder Dream Compact, Estee Lauder

The Evelyn Lauder Dream Compact is an intricately detailed, hand-crafted compact with a refillable Lucidity Translucent Pressed Powder. The pressed powder contains a special ingredient blend that diffuses light for flawless coverage and a luminous finish.

SIZE: .09 oz./2.8 g
SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $125.00
AMOUNT OF DONATION: In support of The Estée Lauder Companies’ BCA Campaign, Estée Lauder will donate 20% of the suggested retail price from the sale of the Evelyn Lauder Dream Compact to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF).

AVAILABLE AT: Select Estée Lauder counters in the USA, in Puerto Rico and at www.esteelauder.com from 8/1/14 – 6/30/15 while supplies last.

WEBSITE: www.esteelauder.com

BCRF: Evelyn Lauder Dream Pin

Evelyn Lauder Dream Pin

Evelyn Lauder Dream Pin

Evelyn Lauder Dream Pin

Back by popular demand, the Evelyn Lauder Dream Pin sparkles with contrasting soft pink and hot pink enamels, accented with two stones – one traditional BCA pink stone and a blue stone to represent the approximately 1% of all breast cancer cases in the United States that are diagnosed in men. This beautiful pin is the perfect accessory to spread awareness.

SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $12.50
AMOUNT OF DONATION: In support of The Estée Lauder Companies’ BCA Campaign, Estée Lauder will donate 20% of the suggested retail price from the sale of the Evelyn Lauder Dream Pin to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF).

AVAILABLE AT: All Estée Lauder counters nationwide, in Puerto Rico and at www.esteelauder.com from 8/1/14 – 6/30/15 while supplies last.

WEBSITE: www.esteelauder.com

BCRF: Origins Drink Up Hydrating Lip Balm

Origins Drink Up Hydrating Lip Balm

Origins Drink Up Hydrating Lip Balm

Origins Drink Up Hydrating Lip Balm

This soothing lip balm is created with nature’s cocktail of hydrating agents including Ximenia Americana seed oil, Jojoba Oil and Apricot Kernel Oil, leaving lips drenched with comforting hydration. A team of nourishing ingredients including Orange Peel Wax and Wheat Germ Extract form a protective barrier while Aloe Vera helps soothe parched, dehydrated lips. The high shine formula features mineral pigments and mica to help deliver a subtle juicy hint of tint. Drink Up™ Hydrating lip balm is available in limited edition Pink Ribbon packaging in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

SIZE: .5 fl. oz./15ml tube
SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $17.00
AMOUNT OF DONATION: In support of The Estée Lauder Companies’ BCA Campaign, Origins will donate $3.50 from the purchase price of this limited-edition Drink Up™ Hydrating lip balm to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF).

AVAILABLE AT: Origins retail stores and select department stores in the USA, in Puerto Rico and at www.origins.com from 9/15/14 – 12/31/14 while supplies last.

WEBSITE: www.origins.com

BCRF: Smashbox Be Legendary

Smashbox Be Legendary Lip Gloss in Promise

Smashbox Be Legendary Lip Gloss in Promise

Smashbox Be Legendary Lip Gloss in Promise

Be Legendary—with a cause! Think pink with this limited-edition shade of our Be Legendary Lip Gloss in Promise, created exclusively for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF). Just one swipe of this airy, glassy gloss leaves your pout with a vibrant wash of gorgeous color that’s never sticky.

SIZE: .20 fl. oz./6 ml
SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $20.00
AMOUNT OF DONATION: In support of The Estée Lauder Companies’ BCA Campaign, Smashbox will donate $5.00 from the purchase price of this limited-edition shade of Be Legendary Lip Gloss in Promise to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF).

AVAILABLE AT: ULTA, www.ulta.com and at www.smashbox.com from 9/15/14 – 11/30/14

WEBSITE: www.smashbox.com