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QVC TSV: Tarte Beauty without Boundaries 8-pc Collection

Hey everyone!

Today QVC is having their TSV (today’s special value) on Tarte Beauty without Boundaries 8-pc Collection. Originally $72.50, it is being offered for $59.96.

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 It comes in 5 different options for skin color: fair, light, medium, tan, deep.
It includes:
  • 1-oz BB tinted treatment primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30
  • 0.08-oz BB tinted undereye corrector–exclusive to QVC until 11/30/13!
  • 0.31-oz Lights, Camera, Flashes! mascara in black
  • 0.009-oz Lights, Camera, Lashes! waterproof inner rim liner in black
  • 0.04-oz LipSurgence power pigment in Awakening, a rose pink–exclusive to QVC until 11/30/13!
  • Special edition complexion brush–exclusive to QVC until 11/30/13!
  • Undereye brush
  • Makeup bag

What you will get with the different colors:

  • Fair: receive primer in fair and undereye corrector in fair-light
  • Light: receive primer in light and undereye corrector in fair-light
  • Medium: receive primer in medium and undereye corrector in medium-tan
  • Tan: receive primer in tan and undereye corrector in medium-tan
  • Deep: receive primer in tan and undereye corrector in deep

These sets are perfect for people wanting to try out brands when you don’t know what to get!

Remember this sale will end at midnight EST tonight (9/24/13).

Let me know if you try it out!

~~ Andrea

Makeup Palette Sale!

Hey everyone!

Sorry it’s been so long, but I plan on getting back to a routine on doing posts!

Today I am bringing to you makeup palette sales going on at My Habit (Amazon’s flash sale site). You may know some of these palettes as Coastal Scents, BH Cosmetics, Celia’s Makeup, etc. These palettes are made in China and then companies just paste a logo on them and sell them for 60 bucks! I own the 88 matte palette I bought on Hautelook about two years ago for $17 + $6.95 shipping. However, these palettes are now available on sale for $15 and FREE shipping!! ::Edit: A bonus that I just saw while I was purchasing is that they are returnable!! AMAZING! end edit::  I would love to buy all of them but $15 a piece adds up. haha  A little mini review on the palette I have: it is not completely matte colors, some have shimmer/satin finish. It has a variety of colors which is perfect for beginners or anyone who wants that. It also has a really great matte black which is well loved for soft eyeliner looks or just adding depth and dimension to eye looks. I highly recommend it to anyone who doesn’t want to spend so much money on quality shadows, but doesn’t want to be skimped too much on quality! haha

Listed below are the different palettes I found that are cheap and good! (don’t forget to check out the rest of their beauty products that you might be interested in)

88 Warm Palette: $15

88 warm palette bh cosmetics my habit coastal scents celia makeup

 88 Metal Palette: $15

88 metal palette bh cosmetics coastal scents celia makeup

88 Shimmer Palette: $15

88 shimmer palette bh cosmetics coastal scents celia makeup

78 Eyeshadow/blush Palette: $19

78 eyeshadow matte shimmer blush palette bh cosmetics coastal scents celia makeup

28 Warm Palette: $15

28 eyeshadow warm palette bh cosmetics coastal scents celia makeup

36 Neutral Leopard Palette: $15

36 neutral leopard palette bh cosmetics my habit coastal scents celia makeup

36 Matte Leopard Palette: $15

36 matte leopard palette bh cosmetics my habit coastal scents celia makeup

I am getting the two leopard palettes because I can’t decide between the both. hehe! Let me know if you get any!!

~~ Andrea

Sales!!

Hey everyone! 

 

Today I’m bringing you the many sales that are going on!

 

First we have QVC with their TSV of Josie Maran Argan Bright & Beautiful 6-pc. Collection Auto Delivery.  

Originally $85.00 it is now on sale for $69.99. This sale ends at Midnight EST tonight.

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First Shipment includes:

  • 1-fl-oz Argan Matchmaker Serum Foundation; choice of Fair/Light, Light/Medium, or Medium/Dark
  • 0.30-oz Argan Brightening Face Balm with application brush in compact
  • 0.12-oz Argan Love Your Lips Hydrating Lipstick in Tickled Pink (a creamy rose)
  • 0.18-oz Coconut Water Cheek Gelee in Island Pink (a blushing pink)
  • 0.5-fl oz 100% Pure Argan Oil
  • Foundation brush
  • Receive a shipment approximately every 60 days, for four total shipments
  • A different blush and lipstick color arrives in each shipment; see Shipment Details above for more info
  • Each shipment billed separately at the above price, plus S&H and applicable taxes, as long as you remain in the plan; no obligation to continue the plan; cancel anytime

 

 

Bradsdeals is offering a Free First Julep Maven Box.  Can’t go wrong with FREE!! 

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**Don’t forget to cancel the subscription after your first month or they will charge you!! 

 

Tarte is having their friends and family 30% off sale.

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If you been dying to get your hands on some of these products but didn’t want to pay the prices this is the time to pick some up!

Sale ends 8/4.

 

 

Then we have ELF’s 50% off Editor’s Picks.

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These include 40 items such as: Studio Mineral Infused Face PrimerStudio HD BlushStudio Contouring Blush & Bronzing PowderStudio Blush, and many more fan faves.

Ends 8/5.

 

 

Okay everyone hope you have some fun shopping!! Let me know if you end up purchasing any of these products. 

 

~~ Andrea

 

 

 

IT Cosmetics: Your Most Beautiful You QVC Sale

IT cosmetics your most beautiful you qvc sale

QVC has TSV, or Today’s Special Value, which is an item that they sell on sale for that one day (from 12 am to 11:59pm ET). They sell many cosmetics and this one caught my eye. Sorry this is so late but I figured I would share it!

The kit is called Your Most Beautiful You by IT Cosmetics and is on sale today for $59.96 (original price is $72.50).

It includes:

  • 1-fl oz Bye Bye Under Eye concealer (in your choice of Light, Medium, Tan or Deep)
  • 0.23-oz Hello Light luminizer cream
  • 0.003-oz Your Brows But Better pencil
  • 0.11-fl oz Vitality Lip Blush Hydrating Lipgloss Stain in Je Ne Sais Quoi (a sheer pretty pink flush)
  • Dual Heavenly Luxe Airbrush Foundation and Concealer Brush
  • Heavenly Luxe Pointed Precision Complexion Brush
  • Application chart

It seems like a great value for money especially since I’ve heard rave reviews of the concealer and their Bye Bye Pores Powder (not included in this kit). Right now the price is a little steep for me so, I’ll have to pass this up. Hopefully one of you readers can get it and let me know how the products are!

You have until 12 am ET tonight to decide!

~~ Andrea

Dove Clinical Protection Review

Hey everyone!

I was at Target last week getting a few things that I ran out of and headed straight for the beauty clearance section. LOL I always check it out in case I see any great deals. Well I ended up seeing a bunch of Dove’s Clinical Protection deodorants on sale. They came in different smells but I chose the Clear Tone one because it said it would also help to lighten the dark parts of my pits! These were only $5.45 and came with a mini attached I hurried and bought one to try out.

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Clearance at Target, Dove Clinical Protection Clear Tone deodorant/anti-perspirant

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Clearance at Target, Dove Clinical Protection Original Clean Mini (attached to full size Clear Tone)

I have used Secret’s pH Balanced deodorant in spring breeze for about 6-7 years now. I like the smell and thought it definitely helped me out the most when it came to body odor and sweating. I never thought I was one who needed a clinical deodorant but have always thought I would like to try one. I am a heavy sweater, profusely at times, which is embarrassing and not to mention I do get stinky! Most deodorants I have tried (even another Dove one) have never been able to control the odor, which is my main concern. Some wouldn’t even last a few hours! So, I didn’t have high hopes for this but I am glad I was wrong!

This is labeled as a deodorant and anti-perspirant, which I think it does both VERY well! It comes in a twist up package like most, but is not a solid. It twists up as a liquid/foam and then you can spread it under your arms. It was a little strange for me since I am so used to solids. I got used to it fast though. It has a pleasant scent which isn’t overpowering. It smells a little like baby powder. The first time I used it I wore it for two days (I was at home the second day not leaving the house at all so I thought I would shower at night to see the lasting power).

Dove Clinical Protection Clear Tone

Dove Clinical Protection Clear Tone

Dove Clinical Protection Clear Tone

Dove Clinical Protection Clear Tone

The first day I wore it I had a final and it was rainy and humid out all day. When it is humid out, my sweating goes from normal to DRENCH mode! Someone even asked me if I was okay because I looked awkward. I think he was just trying to be nice because my face was dripping wet! I don’t know why the humidity does that to me but needless to say it was a great day to test it out!

The second day wasn’t really humid anymore but I was doing many things around the house which caused me to work up a sweat since we didn’t have the air conditioning on. This is cause in NJ the weather is crazy and it’s hot one day and cold the next! Thank you Spring!

The night of the second day I smelled myself and barely smelled at all! Not to mention the deodorant lasted the whole time too! I even made my boyfriend smell and he was like WOW that is amazing! HAHA

After about a week, I’ve noticed that it also isn’t as drying as my other deodorant is which is really nice on my armpits. Especially since it’s getting warmer out and I’ll be shaving more often, they will be happy that they don’t get dried out on top of the irritation from shaving! As for the lightening of the dark pits, I don’t really have dark pits to begin with and I haven’t been using it for long enough to see if it did anything.

Anyways, I definitely recommend this to anyone who tends to smell a bit more than usual, sweats more than usual, or for anyone in the Summer. I know some Targets have different sale items but check your local one to see if they are on sale there, if not I’m sure you can find one online. Also, if you buy 2 deodorants or more at Target they give you $5 gift cards! Since I went back and bought 4 more for the summer my bf ended up getting $10! 😀 Check it out and let me know what you think of it in the comments! 😀

TL;DR– If you sweat/smell more than usual, whether in the Summer or all year long, def try this out!

~~Andrea

TheBalm on Hautelook until 5/6/13

I have TheBalm’s Nude Tude palette ( I got with birchbox points!) and I love the colors! They are super pretty, the packaging is great and I use it all the time! Check this sale out and see if anything catches your eye! 😀

~~Andrea

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You know how I love TheBalm Makeup – They are on sale today at Hautelook.com through Tuesday – 50% off!! Some of these items had sold out when Thebalm.com had their sale, so here’s another chance to get my Down Boy matte blush, for example. Urg – last night I bought the Runway Blush from Two Cosmetics.  I used discount code IPSTER to Save 25% and get FREE SHIPPING and a FREE LIP GLOSS (from April Ipsy bag).

**UPDATE 5/4/13- I just placed my order for the Nude ‘Tude Palette $18 + 5.95 shipping. I saw that some items were already selling out and I have wanted it for a while now, I decided this was the time to get it! Yippee

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IMATS NYC First Experience & Haul

Hey everyone!

Imats haul 2013 nyc first experience embryolisse lait creme concentre lotion micellaire eve pearl flawless face palette problender beauty blender kisses of pearl lipgloss in hey sexy ben nye final seal alcone co royal and langnickel brushes morphe brushes cici fashion brushes hakuhodo brushes

Imats Haul!

Okay this is LONG overdue! IMATS in NYC was April 5th-7th this year.

My friend Bianca and I ended up only being able to go on Sunday the 7th because they were sold out for Saturday! This might have been to our advantage as there wasn’t as many people, that I thought would have been there, on Sunday. This was Bianca and I’s first time at IMATS! First I’ll post what I got  and then I’ll go on to write about my experience. As you will see from this haul, I am a brush whore! lol Most of my purchases were brushes and I would have gotten more but I restrained myself haha (I won’t next year though!)

First Booth we stopped at was

Royal and Langnickel:

Royal and Langnickel on imats bag 2013 nyc brushes

They were on the IMATS bags that were given out at the entrance for a good reason!

They have a huge selection of brushes which Bianca and I were a bit overwhelmed about at first. Finally though I decided on these three brushes.

Royal and Langnickel brushes imats nyc 2013

Royal and Langnickel brushes

From left to right:

1) Silk Synthetic Eyebrow brush List Price: $3.99

Paid Price: $3.00

I got this brush mainly because I like to do eyeshadow liner along my lash lines (since I don’t fill in my brows).

2) Silk Synthetic Mini Smudger List Price: $5.99

Paid Price: $4.00

I plan on using this for smudging and applying eyeshadow on the lower lashline or more precisely on the upper lashline.

3) Silk Synthetic Smudger List Price: $7.99

Paid Price: $5.00

I got this for smudging! lol

Total Paid: $12.00        Savings: $5.00+Shipping

You may think its not a lot to save but I got relatively small brushes that were not discounted as much as sets, or larger brushes. Also, its never the same buying offline when you can actually see the size and the feel of the brushes before you buy them! I’ve made that mistake in the past haha

Now I don’t remember what order the next booths came in so here they are in random order.

Hakuhodo:

I have heard amazing things about these brushes and how soft they are and they are all TRUE! Their brushes are the softest brushes I’ve EVER felt!! These brushes weren’t discounted but I picked them up anyways because of the reasons I stated before: you can’t see/feel the brushes online plus no shipping fees!

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Hakuhodo brushes which are MAC 217 dupes that are cheaper and softer!

Eyeshadow Brush Round & Flat: I got two of them. List Price: $18.00 each

Although I paid the list price this brush is an exact dupe for MAC’s famous 217 brush, However, MAC’s brush is $23.00 and not even close to being as soft as the Hakuhodo one. So I feel like I definitely saved more than just $5.00 there!

Total Paid: $36.00        Savings: $10.00+Shipping

Morphe Brushes:

Morphe brushes imats 2013 nyc crown brushes

Morphe brushes which are the same as Crown brushes

Left to Right:

1) IB116 Round Tapered Crease: List Price: $2.89

Paid Price: $2.00

I don’t have a brush this shape and this size so I decided to grab it!

2) IB119 Deluxe Crease Blender: List Price: $2.99

Paid Price: $2.00

I actually have this brush already which I brought from Crown Brushes. They are the same exact brush and are even labeled the same! Anyways I really like this brush for blending 😀

3) PP16 Mini Smudger: List Price: $1.99

Paid Price: $2.00

 Yes, I paid one more cent than I should have! Like the brush above, I have this brush from my Crown Brush purchase a few years ago. I love it for applying eyeshadow on the lower lash line and even on the upper lash line for a subtle effect. It’s soft but not very stiff.

Total Paid: $6.00        Savings: $1.80+Shipping

Cici Fashion Brushes:

CiCi Fashion Brushes imats 2013 nyc jumbo fan brushes

CiCi Fashion Brushes

From Left to Right:

1) Supreme Fan Brush- HM301: List Price: $15.25

Paid Price: $10.00

I love jumbo fan brushes to apply powder blush and contour. I was hoping I’d find the same brush that I bought from crown brushes called jumbo kabuki fan brush but they didn’t have any. This one and the one below were the only jumbo fans I found at IMATS!! I guess they are not popular enough. But I ended up with two because this one was softer, but less dense and the one below was denser, but not as soft. I’ll see how they perform, hopefully as good as the one I have!

2) Large Fan Brush-NYY001: List Price: $9.85

Paid Price: $7.50

Again this brush is denser but less soft than the one above.

3) Eye Blending Brush-NHY012: List Price: $3.65

Paid Price: $2.50

Just another blending brush very similar in shape and size to the round tapered crease brush above except made of sable hair rather than italian badger.

Total Paid: $20.00        Savings: $8.75+Shipping

Embryolisse was its own separate booth but it was being sold by the Alcone Company so I’m going to put them together.

Alcone Company:

Ben Nye Final Seal Setting Spray imats 2013 nyc

Ben Nye Final Seal from Alcone Co.

1) Ben Nye’s Final Seal: List Price: $7.00

Paid Price: $7.00

Yes, NO discount which I am pretty disappointed about but oh well. At least I didn’t have to pay shipping! I have heard great things about this but have yet to try it. When I do I will do a full review! I was a bit disappointed they didn’t have anymore Ben Nye’s Banana Powder! All sold out.. oh well maybe next year.

embryolisse lotion micellaire no rinse makeup remover and lait-creme concentre imats 2013  nyc alcone co

Embryolisse Lotion Micellaire and Lait-Creme Concentre from Alcone Co.

From Left to Right:

2) Embryolisse Lotion Micellar No Rinse Makeup Remover: List Price: $32.00

Paid Price: $27.00

I was actually looking to get the famous Bioderma Crealine H2O but they didn’t have it and they said this one was very similar. I am still testing it and so far not sure about my opinion and if it really is worth the money.

3) Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre: List Price: $28.00

Paid Price: 2 for $50.00 or $25.00 each

I had tried a very small size of this from Birchbox using birchbox points and fell in love with it (even my boyfriend too!). So I knew this was one of the things I wanted to get most at IMATS. It is expensive mostly because it is not really sold that much here in the states. I feel like you could get it cheaper in France, obviously. But it is definitely a must have, especially for sensitive skin! It is marketed it as a moisturizer and makeup primer in one. I just use it as my regular moisturizer, but I think the reason it works so well for me is because it is also a primer. I feel like it may create a barrier between my skin and the environment, like pollution and other harmful environmental factors that my skin loves to react to. I noticed immediately the day after I started using this again that my skin was less irritated and so smooth! So for me its not just a moisturizer, which it is also amazing at hydrating, but a protective barrier from the harsh elements and pollution!

Total Paid: $84.00        Savings: $11.00+Shipping

 And by now you may be wondering… where is any makeup?! here it is! last but not least is

Eve Pearl:

Eve Pearl Flawless Face Palette in light Problender beauty blender Kisses of Pearl Lipgloss in hey sexy imats 2013 nyc

Eve Pearl

1) The Flawless Face Palette: List Price: $98.00

Paid Price: $58.00

Bianca and I were starting to realize we had NO makeup in our bags at IMATS and went all out at the Eve Pearl booth! It was really the best values at IMATS! We got one of the makeup artists to color match us to the concealers and then Bianca ended up getting the blush and highlighter as well, which sold both of us on the palette!

2) Problender: List Price: $20.00

Paid Price: 2 for $15.00

These are super similar to the Beauty Blender, which I was planning to hit up next with my birchbox points! They are latex free and come in three colors! Of course, we chose pink! haha

3) Kisses of Pearl Lipgloss in Hey Sexy: List Price: $26.00

Paid Price: FREE

Since Bianca and I, both paid exact change in cash for the palette and problenders, the lady gave us a lipgloss each for free! So nice!!

Total Paid: $73.00        Savings: $78.50+Shipping

 

Total Paid at IMATS (including the ticket which was $50.00): $281.00

Total Savings: $115.05

I think IMATS is amazing and if you love all things beauty you should definitely try to go! Do your research beforehand you can look out for price differences and where the best deals are. Also if you know what you want ahead of time, you know how much money to bring and where to go first. I didn’t get a chance to buy anything from Inglot or OCC because the lines were ridiculous (the whole time!) and I just couldn’t be bothered! Plus I wasn’t sure about the discounts and I had no idea what I even wanted. I think if you have never experienced IMATS before bring about $150-300. It doesn’t mean you have to spend it all but it’s nice to know you don’t have to hold back! Also, you don’t really HAVE to do research and look things up beforehand. You can and it might help out but I managed fine and I liked just taking it all in as I was there for the first time, but that’s just me haha. You can easily do a whole years worth of shopping here! I probably won’t buy anymore makeup until I see another huge sale (most likely black friday/cyber monday). So make your purchases COUNT when you go to IMATS. Anyways I hope you all enjoyed my haul and experience at IMATS! If any of you out there have gone I’d love to see your hauls!

Don’t forget to check out my friend Bianca’s IMATS Haul!

~~Andrea