Oh.My.Gosh! Huge thanks to Babble.com for choosing me to be in the top 100 bloggers for 2013! I am totally shocked, and unbelievably excited! There have been so many amazing thing’s that have happened in 2013…like a book that will hit shelves in 2014! I am so excited to see what this next year holds for citizensofbeauty.com.
To see my blurb and terribly ugly picture…check it out here!
Love to each one of you that have supported me in this journey…I couldn’t be more grateful.
Yeah, it’s that time…stocking stuffer season! Although my mom mostly tossed a bunch of random stuff like pencils and flashlights in mine, she did seem to sneak in a few beauty items that were the best. I mean, what’s a stocking without a headband or chapstick anyways to a total budding, beauty product hoarding teen!
So you guys, if you have a teen, know a teen, or are a teen…here are my 6 drugstore, stocking stuffer suggestions that would also make great mini-gifts too!
Are any of these already on your list?
1.Goody Hair Accessories: Anything from Goody Hair accessories is going to be a major win for your teen. I love these ouchless hair ribbons because they are hair friendly and they look entirely adorable. around $12.00
2.Burt’s Bees Holiday Lip Sets: It’s cold weather season and chapped lips are in the air. Help your teen out with the Burts Bees Kissable color lip shimmer or the lip balm and cuticle gift sets. I love how soft my lips feel using Burt’s Bees! $9.99 each
3.Got2b Hair Product: You might end up stealing these Got2b hair products from your teen; this could end up being a secret gift for yourself (haha). But seriously, any of the Got2b products will be great for your teen, the Got2b Volume is amazing..and big hair (not texan style) is totally in.
p.s on this: I gave one of these to a teen recently and she flipppped, apparently macbarbie (youtube guru) loves Got2b too.
Anywhere from $4.oo-9.00
4. Sally Hansen Salon Effects: Since awesome nails are all. the. rage. How about you skip the nail polish smell in your house this year and offer up some incredible nail decals instead. -Around $9.00
5. Rimmel Long Lasting Color Lipstick by Kate Moss: If you don’t want your teen walking around with flaming red lips, but you still want to be a hip parents and give them some awesome lipstick, check these out! This collection has an array of beautiful colors that won’t break your bank. $4.99
6. Wet n Wild : From neutrals to bright, poppy shades, Wet n Wild has so many eyeshadow sets that would be perfect for your teens stocking stuffer. I also love that these eyeshadow sets tell you exactly where they should be applied on your eyes. $2.99
What are you getting your teen for christmas?
note* these products were given to me by pr companies. All thoughts and opinions are that of my own.
Soft Volume Holiday Updo with Kelly Peach and Oribe Hair
Photo By: Lavenda Memory
Who wants to learn how to get a super easy holiday updo?? I am going to show you how to do one easily at home using instructions from the incredibly awesome, Kelly Peach; an internationally known hairstylist based in Portland, OR. Not only is she insanely talented (oh…just doing hair in the New York and Paris fashion shows), she could do her own stand up at a comedy club. This girl is hilarious! Kelly is going to be coming out with her own You Tube channel soon, so stay tuned for more fun hair ideas.
To find out more about the fab. Kelly, check out her website and blog here!
Let’s get started….
Kelly’s Recommended Product’s For This Look:
1. Oribe Dry Texturizing Volume: If you have never tried the Oribe Dry Volume, you must! Kelly has been raving about this brand and I finally got to try it. Basically, this product is a dry shampoo that also gives you major volume. Let me tell you, they aren’t lying about the volume. Additionally, I am slightly obsessed with the smell of it and kind of wish that they had a body line as well. It-smells-so-good.
2. Fine tooth comb (I used a teasing brush)
3. Smoothing brush
4. Hair Clips
5. Clear elastic hair bands
More Details On This Look:
Happy Cyber Monday…
Press Sample: Today I have the new Holiday Collection from Kate Spade New York and it is pretty awesome! I am someone who really enjoys good packaging; I love what Kate Spade has going on for these Holiday sets. I think the neon shades would look gorgeous under any christmas tree. Just sayin.
Enough with the pretty packaging, if you are looking for a great gift, here are some fab. options from Kate Spade New York.
Also- today only, Kate Spade is having 30% off your order. Just enter cyber30 at checkout.
I wasn’t joking about the neon…my eyes are hurting just looking at this picture. Anyone else?
Love Color Fully Fragrance Set: If you are fruit and floral fragrance person, or know someone that is, this would be a great option. Don’t you wish there was a scent tab on the computer so you could smell this virtually? Someone should invent that.
- 3.4 fl oz eau de parfum spray
- 1.7 fl oz body lotion
- 1.7 fl oz shower cream
- top notes: mandarin, pink water lily and star anise
- heart: tiare flower, golden gardenia and coconut water
- back notes: sheer amber, mush and tahitian vanilla
Things We Love Nail Polish Set: All of the shades in this mini collection of four polishes were pretty, but my fave. was the shocking pink. I know that’s probably really shocking.
Rose: This is a metallic bronze shade that has a hint of pink.Covers really well, but I still added two coats.
First Blush: You definitely need two coats for this to make it even. But when it dries, it’s super pretty.
All That Glitters: This sold me on the whole set. I love that the gold specks in this are different shapes and and go so well with every color. So pretty.
Shocking Pink: Yeah it’s shocking, but it’s gorgeous. With that said, you definitely need a top coat with this shade or it looks pretty flat.
Holiday Lip Crayons Set of Three: Lipstick + crayons, yes please. This is actually a really good deal, for $38.00 you get 3 full sized lipstick crayons. They twist at the bottom, so you don’t need to sharpen anything (in-case you were worried) and they feel like butter on your lips.
Which of these shades do you like?
$38.00 (Currently un-available on katespade.com…I will keep you posted if it comes back in-stock.)
So what do you think ladies? Will any of these make it onto you shopping list this year?
note* These are press samples given to me by a PR company, all thoughts and opinions are that of my own.
First off, Happy Thanksgiving and remember that calories DON’T count today. Second off, who is going to be headed out for Black Friday? Yeah, I know there is Cyber Monday, but in order to keep with my family tradition of waking up at the butt-crack-of-dawn to be around cranky people, I must venture out and join the chaos.
Speaking of joining the Black Friday chaos, there is no better way to say “don’t mess with me” than to look like you have it all together. Let me tell you how it’s done ladies.
3. Smell Good- I mean, who has time to take to take a shower when you need to be the first in-line for door-busters? This is a sacrifice that you must make on such a serious day; but that doesn’t mean you need to smell nasty. Besides dousing yourself with deoderant, I would highly recommend some type of body spritzer or perfume. Your fellow shoppers will thank you.
What I’m using: I love the Lem-picka perfume. Obsessed.
What I’m using: Bite Beauty Lippies
What I ‘m using: NARS Tomorrows RED
HAPPY SHOPPING EVERYONE, AND HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!
Are you excited to get your shop-shop-shoppin on? I know this post looks super boring…BUT, who doesn’t want a discount in the beauty department? So, here is my official list of some Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals that are coming our way. I will keep it updated as I find more beauty deals. Do any of these spark your interest?
Tria Beauty Devices
This Cyber Monday Tria Beauty will be offering 20% off the purchase of Deluxe Kits and Pairs
Pinch Provisions NEW Skinny Minimergency Kit
The NEW Skinny Minimergency has 21 beauty essentials that fit inside your favorite clutch to ensure that you are ready for anything at your holiday parties and New Year celebrations. Go to PinchProvisions.com with the code GIFTSINAPINCH to receive 10% off.
MyChelle.com is having 50% off their entire site! Use the code ‘CYBER13’ on Monday Dec. 2nd at checkout to redeem your discount!
From the Lab is the newest beauty subscription box on the market, designed to give that special someone in your life the best, most innovative beauty products up to 18 months before they hit shelves! Make sure to get your holiday order in for Cyber Monday at fromthelab.com! Non-memberscan sign up for a membership and get a free gift worth up to $200, while existing members get 50% off of any and every product!
This Cyber Monday, MANCAVE will be offering 30% off all individual products and Gift Sets, so every man can now become a MANCAVE Man. Go to mancaveinc.com
Jack Black’s Online Holiday Exclusive Gift Sets
Gear up for Cyber Monday with these exclusive Holiday Gift Sets filled with premium grooming products for gentlemen in your life.
The following gift sets are available exclusively online:
- · Ultimate Skin-Friendly Shave Super Set
- · Epic Moisture Set
- · Clear Skin Set
- · Winter Defense Set
- · Blue Mark Set
Price: $55-$235 – up to 72% off & free shipping!
Vita Liberata Rich for Face + Mini Mitt for Just $10!
Find your favorite Vita Liberata Rich for Face Tinted Self Tan Lotion and a mini application mitt for only $10 on Sephora.com on Black Friday through Cyber Monday!
Supergoop! “Holiday Stocking Stuffer Shop”
Visit Supergoop.com from 12/1-12/3 and use the code ‘STOCKINGSTUFFER’ at checkout to redeem your discount!
· Decleor: Black Friday/Cyber Monday
o Friday, November 29th – from 9 am to 12 pm EST – 3 HOUR Special – 40% OFF plus FREE Shipping with Purchases $75 or more. Enter promo code THREEHOURS at checkout
o Friday, November 29th – December 2nd – 30% OFF Any Purchase plus FREE Shipping with Purchases $75 or more. Enter promo code SPECIAL30 at checkout
Carita: Black Friday through Cyber Monday
$50 Instant Savings With Purchases of $250 or More PLUS Free Shipping. Enter promo code SAVE50 at checkout
· Sebamed: Black Friday through Cyber Monday
Celeb Fan: Kim Kardashian
Shoppers have the chance to receive 20% off their online purchase of skin & hair care products at SebamedUSA.com – NO minimum required!
- Stylebell.com Sitewide Promotion: From now until 12/22/13, receive 20% off all orders over $100 + Free Shipping over $25 using the Coupon Code: HOLIDAY20
- Babyliss Appliance Promotion: Purchase the brand new Babyliss MiraCurl Nano Titanium Curl Machine from BlackFriday (11/29/13)—Cyber Tuesday (12/3/13) and receive all 5 After Care Products FREE including:
- Babyliss Pro MiraCurl Curl Prep 8 oz.
- Babyliss Pro MiraCurl Curl Foundation 6 oz.
- Babyliss Pro MiraCurl Defining Spray 8 oz.
- Babyliss Pro MiraCurl Hair Spray 10 oz.
- Babyliss Pro MiraCurl Thermal Shine Spray 4 oz.
- Maijan Promotion: Purchase the new Maijan Pure Argan Oil & Mint Hydrating Shampoo 12 oz. and receive the Maijan Pure Argan Oil & Mint Hydrating Conditioner 12 oz. for FREE! CyberMonday 12/2.
- One Day Maijan Promotion: Take 30% off all Maijan Products including Argan Oils, New Shampoos & Conditioners, & Facial Steamers on Cyber Monday 12/2/13.
Miyu Teas and Beauty: 25% off from Black Friday to Cyber Monday!
There are a million other Black Friday Deals for Sephora that you can peak at on their Pinterest page! My faves. are the Boscia Black mask and the Lorac eyeliner and eyeshadow!
Here are my three fave deals below from Ulta for Black Friday and Cyber Monday! These are really good!
Nordstroms Black Friday 2013 Deals
Nouveoux Cheap has a really good list of everything Nordstroms will be having! Love the doorbusters.
There use to be a time when the Avon lady would ring my doorbell and I would run and hide. Anyone else? I mean seriously, if you ring my doorbell or knock on my door, I won’t be answering. Unless of course you are Mr.Fed Ex, Mrs.UPS, or a friend. Thankfully the Avon lady doesn’t want to chat anymore and just simply leaves a pamphlet which I always read. Anyways…I was sent some eyeshadow quads from Avon and I was kind of shocked by how much I liked them. To be honest, I associate Avon with my grandma who is awesome, but we kind of have different taste. WITH THAT SAID….holy smokes (yes I said holy smokes, get over it Tera), the Avon Eyeshadow Quads are freaking awesome and they are only $7.00 each! I got more pigment out of these than most high end eyeshadows that I use. I would actually carry these in my makeup kit because the pigment is that good and the eyeshadows are pretty big. I am telling you, this is me being excited. One last thing, the casing is not cheap looking, it won’t fall apart if you breathe on it.
I haven’t done a YouTube video in a while. Which one of these looks would you like to see re-created?
Avon Spice…you have my heart. This is going to be on my eyes for Thanksgiving.
Avon Steel Blues Eyeshadow Quad has a very winter-ish feel to it. It’s lovely. What do you think?
I loved how vibrant the Purple Haze Eyeshadow Quad was, especially number 3.
Which one do you want to see re-created in a tutorial?
p.s- These were samples given to me from a PR company. All thoughts and opinions are that of my own.
Citizens of Beauty, I am so excited to be apart of this fabulous giveaway!! Read below on how to enter!
The Beauty Blogazons want to wish you Happy Holidays and what better way to do that than enter a giveaway to win a little cold card cash? The Blogazons are back for another year of giving and this time we have sweetened the pot! All you have to do is follow some of your favorite bloggers to enter to win $500 (Paypal or Visa Giftcard, your choice). Think of all the makeup you could buy!
Let’s thank all the bloggers that are involved and get started shall we?
Everyone in the world is free to enter! Giveaway starts right now (November 25) and ends December 9 2013. Official contest rules below in the rafflecopter widget.
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