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Take Note Of These Cyber Monday Beauty Deals!

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Cyber Monday 2015 is here, and there are quite a few deals to be had in the beauty world. Here are some of my favorites! I’ve included coupon codes where necessary and will be updating this list throughout the day – so stay tuned!

Cyber Monday Beauty Deals

ColourPop – 20% off everything and free shipping with over $30. I might have to stock up on some Ultra Matte Lips!

Paula’s Choice – 20% off of your purchase, free shipping, and a free book with purchases over $65 with code BOOK15. I’m totally taking advantage of this one – it’s time for me to reorder again!

e.l.f. Cosmetics  – 50% off sitewide, use code CYBER at checkout.

Borghese – 40% off your purchase. (check out their ecclisare lipsticks!)

Milani – up to 75% off.

Nars Cosmetics – use code TAKE20 for 20% off your purchase.

Frends Beauty – there are some fantastic beauty deals, including heavily discounted Bdellium brushes, Z Palettes, and Viseart eyeshadow palettes.



Makeup Of The Day 171 With Mally Beauty H3 Lip Gloss

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Today’s look features Mally Beauty H3 Lip Gloss in Pink Daisy, and it sure is a pretty pink! I also used Makeup Geek Duochrome Pigment in Hologram. As much as I love the color, the replacement jar they sent me also broke. The lesson? If you’re going to purchase any of the new Makeup Geek pigments, be aware and prepared to decant them in a non-Makeup Geek container!

Makeup Inspiration With NYX Prismatic Eyeshadow in Mermaid and Makeup Geek Duochrome Pigment in Hologram

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My Instagram Life, 11-29-2015

Happy Sunday! Here’s a look at what happened on the blog and behind the scenes last week, as seen on Instagram!

If gel or liquid eyeliner application is a challenge, use an angled brush. It makes the process so much easier!

Angled Brush For Gel Eyeliner

It was a creative day! I had fun with Sugarpill Goldilux, a color that’s been in hiding for a bit.

Sugarpill Goldilux

A look at the new ColourPop Gel Colours and Liners – and how I used Sugarpill Goldilux!

Colour Pop Creme Gels

Have you seen the new Disney Cinderella makeup collection at Walgreens?

Disney Cinderella Makeup At Walgreens

A handful of gold sequins.

Gold Sequins

This set from Smashbox = everything!

Smashbox Art Love Color Holiday 2015

The 5 beauty products I’m most thankful for.

Top 5 Beauty Products

The best you’ll get from us! Ha ha! Happy Thanksgiving from me and my little guy.


A look at the Dokibook I recently ordered – I didn’t realize it didn’t come with any of the actual calendar pages, though!

Small Lavender Dokibook

Gorgeous limited edition packaging for Borghese Fango.

Borghese Fango Limited Edition Aerosyn Lex

These glosses from Mally Beauty = gorgois!

Mally Beauty H3 Glosses

Here’s to a happy and blessed week ahead!!!

L’Occitane, ColourPop, KB Shimmer, and Bioderma

Here’s a look at some of the most popular beauty posts from the past week by members of the Beauty Blog Coalition.



Gorgois Is As Gorgois Does – Your Lips Will Be Hydrated For Hours With Mally Beauty H3 Lip Gloss

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Mally Beauty H3 Lip Gloss will make your lips shimmer and shine for hours …and that’s the truth!

Mally Beauty H3 Lip Gloss

To use the words of Mally Beauty creator Mally Roncal, your lips will look gorgois!!!

Mally Beauty H3 Lip Gloss Review

H3 stands for hydration, hydration, hydration! And yes, these lovely glosses offer a lot of hydration, which is perfect for lips that might be dried from colder Winter and Fall temperatures.

Mally Beauty H3 Lip Gloss Review and Swatches

Mally Roncal is one of my favorite beauty industry people. I follow her on Snapchat and she is someone I seriously wish was my real life friend Mally is one of my favorites to follow on Snapchat and I truly enjoy her makeup products. There are six shades of the Mally Beauty H3 Lip Gloss and today I have three to show you: Pink Daisy, Orchid Berry, and Shimmering Nude.

Mally Beauty H3 Lip Gloss Swatches

Pink Daisy is a lovely shimmer-free light pink.

Mally Beauty H3 Lip Gloss in Pink Daisy

Orchid Berry is a medium berry pink, that’s also sans shimmer.

Mally Beauty H3 Lip Gloss in Orchid Berry

Shimmering Nude offers tons of multi-dimensional neutral shimmer.

Mally Beauty H3 Lip Gloss in Shimmering Nude

The packaging is adorable. I love this clear lucite top on the glosses, which is unique to Mally Beauty.

Mally Beauty H3 Lip Gloss Packaging

These glosses are lightweight and can be worn alone as well as on top of other lip colors. They’re formulated with antioxidants to nourish your lips while looking their best.

Review Mally Beauty H3 Lip Gloss

My Final Thoughts: From packaging to product, my lips are loving Mally Beauty H3 Lip Gloss. As a gloss loving kind of gal, what stands out for me with the Mally Beauty H3 Lip Gloss is the smooth texture and gads of shine. They’re definitely worth checking out!

Rating: A

Price: $20

Availability: Ulta

Cruelty-free? Yes

Paraben-free? Yes

Serve Some Art With Your Beauty – Check Out The Borghese & Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic Limited Edition Fango Packaging

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When Borghese collaborated with artist Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic on limited edition packaging for the Borghese Fango collection, something simply wonderful happened. The proof? You have to take a look at the results.

Borghese Fango Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic

There’s just something special about serving some art with your beauty treatments.

Borghese & Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic Limited Edition Fango Packaging

From the outer packaging to the product, Borghese’s collaboration with Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic is an entirely artful production.

Borghese & Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic Limited Edition Fango


Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic is a contemporary artist whose work has appeared in New York’s Museum of Modern Art and Art Basel in Miami. He has also collaborated with CFDA, Kenzo, Givenchy and Public School. To create this one-of-a-kind artwork for Fango, Mestrovic took inspiration from Japanese calligraphy to combine gesture and movement and create something that’s modern, abstract, and beautiful.

Borghese & Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic Limited Edition Fango Packaging Review

I adore a good mask, and Borghese Fango treatments offer really lovely skin benefits. Borghese Fango comes from traditional Tuscan treatments.

Borghese Fango Mask

This mineral-rich mud mask that’s infused with Sweet Almond and Avocado Oils can be used on your face and body. The mud purifies and cleanses your skin and you will seriously see the difference. Fango is not only fun to say, it also works really well to keep your skin looking its best.

Borghese Fango and Fango Delicato

Borghese Fango Delicato is formulated to purify skin gently and contains Aloe Vera, Oat Protein, Mango Butter, Olive Fruit and Chamomile Extracts. This mask is so great for those of us with skin a little more on the sensitive side. You can use this mask on your face and body two to three times a week.

Borghese Fango Delicato

My Final Thoughts: I’m all about products that work well, regardless of packaging. However, why not serve some art with your beauty treatments with display worthy containers? After I’m finished with my Borghese Fango and Fango Delicato masks, the gorgeous glass containers are definitely going to be utilized around the house.

Rating: A

Price: $72.50 each for the full sizes, and $39 for a smaller sized duo. 

Availability: Exclusively at Lord & Taylor

Cruelty-free? Yes

Paraben-free? Yes

5 Beauty Products I’m Thankful For In 2015

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Happy Thanksgiving! I hope all of you are enjoying this day and it’s a day of rest and enjoyment. I was thinking about some beauty MVP’s in my makeup collection and boiled all my favorites down to a list of 5 beauty products I’m thankful for in 2015.

5 Beauty Products I'm Thankful For In 2015

These products have pulled through again and again and proved that they are truly awesome and worthy of holy grail status.

Paula’s Choice Skincare

Paula's Choice Empties

Before I tried Paula’s Choice, I had my doubts. Major doubts. Paula and I have a difference of opinion on blue eyeshadow, so I wasn’t quite sure what to think of her skincare products. And then I tried them and my skin has never looked better. I’m so in love and am ready to place an order yet again, this time for the RESIST Weekly Retexturizing Foaming Treatment 4% BHA. There’s an amazing Cyber Monday deal coming – I’ll post links soon!

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Foundation

Review Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation

This new foundation rocks my world!!! The coverage is incredible, it’s weightless, blendable, buildable, and looks so great in photos. It’s something you have to try!

e.l.f. Studio Makeup Mist 

For $3, you won’t get a better beauty bargain. I love the way this makes my makeup stay on my face and looking fresh for hours. In fact, I like it more than more expensive versions that are available!

Lush Lemony Flutter

Lush Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter Review

Lush Lemony Flutter is the product I rely on to keep my nails looking their best. I’m serious about my cuticle care situation, and this not only smells delightful, it delivers big results.

NYC Grand Central Station

I have recommended this $2 top coat to so many people and am constantly stocking up on fresh bottles because it’s literally the best top coat of all time ever. All time ever! Ever! Not only does it dry in a minute or so, the glossy effect remains for days.

What beauty products are you thankful for this year? I’d love to know! 


Makeup Of The Day 170 With Smashbox Cosmetics

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It’s a Happy Thanksgiving makeup of the day! Thank you all so much for being such amazing readers – I treasure you and wish everyone a lovely, restful day.

I’m slightly obsessed with the Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Pop Studio Set I reviewed yesterday. It’s pretty amazing and every single product in the set is fantastic!

Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Pop Studio Makeup Inspiration

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The Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Pop Studio Set Is Gorgeous Giftable Beauty

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If you are in the midst of making Christmas lists and checking them twice, I highly suggest adding the Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Pop Studio Set as a gift idea for any makeup lover in your life.

Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Pop Studio Christmas Gift

I’m currently working on a Holiday shopping gift guide, and in the meanwhile I’m taking the time to highlight the products on said guide individually. I have to say this Smashbox set is not only a great value, it’s one of my favorites.

Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Pop Studio

At $29, the Smashbox Art.Love.Color Studio Set is an excellent value and you must snap it up! Why? Full sizes! Awesome products!

Review Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Pop Studio

Compactly and cleverly contained in an artfully designed plastic tube that you can use to store your makeup brushes, this set contains 5 Smashbox full and luxury sample-sized products that are valued at $79. The mascara and lipstick are full sizes, which is enough to make me entirely impressed with the set. The contents of this set are:

Full Exposure Mascara – a favorite that will keep your lashes looking lush.

Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Pop Studio Full Exposure Mascara
Be Legendary Lipstick in Primrose (mauve pink)

Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Pop Studio Lipstick Swatches
Be Legendary Lip Gloss in Disco Rose (rich rose)

Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Pop Studio Lipstick
Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio in Spectral

Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Pop Studio Eyeshadow Swatches 2
Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio in Callback

Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Pop Studio Eyeshadow Swatches 1

The eyeshadows are highly pigmented and easy to blend. The Be Legendary Lipsticks are some of my favorite luxury lip colors, so the inclusion of the lipstick and lip gloss in such pretty colors makes them a must grab, in my opinion. Combined, the colors in this set make for lovely makeup looks!

Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Pop Studio Makeup Inspiration

My Final Thoughts: The Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Pop Studio Set is one of several similarly priced sets from Smashbox that are perfectly giftable for any makeup love on your list … yourself included!

Rating: A+

Price: $29

Availability: Beauty.com, Ulta

Cruelty-free? No


I’m Holiday Party Ready With New Boots From Famous Footwear

Famous Footwear is helping me get my Holiday wardrobe going, and I couldn’t be more thrilled with the shoes I’ve recently added to my collection.


Famous Footwear Life Stride 3

Now, I need to tell you about these boots. Yes, these boots are fabulous! But first, a little bit of back story.

Famous Footwear #ohsofamous

Over the last 3 years I’ve lost an amount of weight that is more than my 8 year old son’s current weight. I’m about 2/3 of the way towards my goal and not quite ready to reveal the exact amount, but needless to say, it’s a significant amount!

Famous Footwear Boots

Because of the weight loss, I’ve found myself having to upgrade my entire wardrobe, which really isn’t a bad thing at all! I’m tossing clothes that don’t fit and letting go of pieces I really should have said “sayonara” to a long while ago. It’s not just my waistline that’s changed, my feet have gone down in size making it a really good reason to go shoe shopping!

Life Stride Women's X-Marvelous Boot Famous Footwear

And it’s the perfect season – I was looking for THE perfect boot I could wear in a variety of situations – not only while out and about, but also something I could wear at some upcoming Holiday parties that are on my agenda. That was fulfilled with the Life Stride X-Marvelous Boot in Tan. 

Famous Footwear Life Stride 2

With the Holiday season happening, I really wanted a pair of tan boots because they are incredibly versatile and can be used with a wide variety of outfits and circumstances. My standard Holiday season outfit is a black wrap dress and a pair of boots just makes it all come together. Accessorize it up with the perfect statement necklace, and I’m done! The Life Stride X-Marvelous boots are comfortable, stylish, and I’ve already received a ton of compliments on them. Plus, I love the attention to detail in this boot!

Famous Footwear Life Stride 1

Famous Footwear has been one of my go-to shoe shops for quite some time. I love the quality and selection of name brands, and the prices are just right. Plus, I can always find size 10 shoes in the styles I love!  While I was searching for boots, I was also looking for a great new pair of shoes for the gym.

Famous Footwear Nike


I was looking for something cute that would help my jogging game. You’re supposed to change your running shoes every six months, and mine current pair are way past that date! I purchased the Nike Women’s Flex Experience RN 4 Prem Running Shoe in Grey/Sunset Glow in Tan, which are not only cute, but extremely comfortable and functional.


See, so cute?

Nike Women's Flex Experience RN 4 Prem Running Shoe in GreySunset Glow Review

I ended up purchasing the shoes online and have to say the experience was great. I made a small mistake and had to call customer service on a Saturday afternoon, which was fantastic and my problem was resolved quickly.

For more style and shoe ideas, check out the #ohsofamous style gallery on Instagram and Twitter for inspiration and see what other Famous Footwear lovers are wearing. Tag your #ohsofamous shoe posts for the chance to be featured on the gallery!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.