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Saturday, September 20, 2014

NEW Wet n Wild Fergie Fall 2014 Limited Edition Fergie Beauty University Palette

Well apparently this is a new tradition! The 2014 Wet n Wild Fergie Limited Edition Fergie Kit has landed at Walgreens almost exactly one year to the day since my post about last year's kit. This year's LE Fergie kit is definitely different from last year's, but I hope that the quality is on-par with last year's since I really enjoyed last year's kit (see my full review of last year's kit HERE).

Just like last year's kit, this is a Walgreens-exclusive, limited edition product. I have tons of photos to share with you today from two lovely readers who just spotted this kit at their local Walgreens stores this week. Take a look!

image credit: @freakumbee for Nouveau Cheap
Wet n Wild Fergie Fall 2014 Limited Edition Fergie Beauty University Palette
(retail: $30, exclusively at Walgreens)

NOTE: If this is anything like last year's kit, Walgreens should be running a promotion/sale soon where you'll be able to get it at a reduced price (and maybe earn some points). If I remember correctly, last year's kit went on sale a few times for $19.99, and then during Thanksgiving there was Walgreens in-ad coupon to get it for 50% off ($15). Just like last year's kit, there are only a few of these in the display (four, I believe) but I do think that Walgreens will replenish when the display is empty (I think that's what happened last year).

Keep reading for a look inside this kit...

Spotted at Target: NEW Clairol Hair Food Hair Care Collection

So I was at Target the other day and stumbled across a brand new line of hair care by Clairol called Hair Food. I purchased one product from this new line (see below), which I'll review as soon as I'm done testing, but I thought you might like to see the entire line, in case you haven't spotted this new collection in person yet!

NEW Clairol Hair Food Root Cleansing Shampoo
(retail: $9.99 at Target, 10.1 oz)

Keep reading for a look at the entire line...

Friday, September 19, 2014

Spotted: e.l.f. Disney Good vs. Evil Beauty Book and Brush Collection

Just last week, I showed you the Kiss Disney Good vs. Evil Nail Art Kits that are now popping up at Walgreens. I think I mentioned in that post that I didn't know if e.l.f. was coming out with a Disney Good vs. Evil collection too, but guess what? THEY DID!

Many thanks to reader Nola for this one one. Nola spotted the e.l.f. Disney Good vs. Evil Collection (Maleficent vs. Aurora/Briar Rose) at her Walgreens this week and was nice enough to share some pics with us. Take a look!

image credit: Nola for Nouveau Cheap
e.l.f. Disney Good vs. Evil Collection at Walgreens
(retail: $9.99 each)

Keep reading for a closer look...

HOT TIP: Kat Von D Cosmetics on Clearance at Sephora


Thanks to several of you for the tip that many Kat Von D cosmetics are now on clearance at Sephora stores. As of the time of this post, this appears to be an in-store only clearance, as I didn't see anything on clearance when I checked the Sephora site a moment ago. That could obviously change though!

Here's a breakdown of everything I know so far...

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Review & Swatches: Sinful Colors Halloween 2014 Limited Edition Glitters in Mystery Moonshine and Cauldron Couture

As we all know, Sinful Colors nail polishes are on sale this week at Walgreens for $0.99 each (now through 9/20), so I wanted to show you some swatches of the two Halloween 2014 shades I purchased (there are a total three new limited edition Halloween shades this year, which you can view here). Also, if you can't find this display at your Walgreens, it's also popping up at Target. I found the display in the Halloween candy aisle at my Target last weekend, which is some evil, yet genius, marketing if you ask me.


Sinful Colors Halloween 2014 Limited Edition Glitters
(retail: $1.99; on sale for $0.99 each through 9/20 at Walgreens)

Wet n Wild Releases Official App for Android and iPhone

Oh how far they've come! I remember back in 1989 when Wet n Wild was a small drugstore brand with "crazy" blue nail polish (so unheard of back then). Well times have changed and, in case you haven't heard, Wet n Wild now has an official app for both Android and iPhone, and they're running their first national campaign (with a commercial airing during this Monday's The Voice premiere on NBC) in support of the new app. Keep reading for all of the details...

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NEW Wet n Wild Steal The Look app for Android and iPhone
(price: FREE)

HOT TIP: Cargo Vienna Eyeshadow Quad for $11.99 + FREE SHIPPING

6PM.com (sister site to Zappos.com) offers free shipping on all orders, no minimum required, and they have a great beauty section that I stalk look at regularly. Today, I noticed a deal that I just had to make sure you knew about...

image used with permission from beautyjunkiesunite.com
Cargo Color Palette Eyeshadow Quad in Vienna
(retail: $30, 0.48 oz)

Keep reading for details about how to get this quad for $11.99 (you don't want to miss the swatches of this one)...

HOT DEAL ALERT: Today Only (9/18) Get $10 Off + Free Shipping at Mally Beauty

Thanks to reader Kristina (@thefemininefiles on Instagram) for this one!

TODAY ONLY (9/18), receive free shipping on ALL ORDERS on the Mally Beauty website (no code required, ends 11:59PM EST) and use code WELOVEYOU at checkout for $10 off your order.

As Kristina pointed out, this deal will enable you to get a Lip Illusion Set for $8.20 shipped! Or you can get Mally's Lip Fence (clear lip liner) for just $2.50 shipped! But of course you can use that code for anything, but you only get free shipping TODAY (9/18).

Thanks again, Kristina, for the great tip!

PS: reader @3tomany on Instagram just let me know that she ordered the Beautiful Skin Prep Starter Kit for $29.95 with free shipping (the Face Defender itself retails for $40!) and they gave her a FREE High Shine Liquid Lipstick Pen ($20) with her order at checkout. What a deal!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Wednesday Question

How hot is too hot to wear makeup? Is it ever so hot that you skip wearing makeup altogether?

If it is 100 degrees or more, as it's been for the past week+ here in San Diego, I wear nothing when I'm at home, and only the bare, bare minimum when I'm not at home. We're talking BB cream and a bit of blush, and that's it. I figure, everyone's miserable when it's this hot, and no one's feeling at their most glamorous, so no one's expectations are that high, right? Well at least that's my philosophy!

PS: Speaking of the heat, I want to let know that I plan to return to regular blogging as soon as this heat wave ends. You may have noticed that I haven't been doing many reviews or even swatches and first impressions lately, and that is 100% due to the extreme heat. I live in an older home with no air conditioning, and it's been about 100-105 inside my house during the day, only dropping to about 90 at night. I haven't had a heat rash in years, but I got one on my forearms this week and it's been torture to sit and type at the computer, let alone swatch things on my hands or arms. And on that note, I'm off to apply more calamine to my poor, itchy arms, and call it a night. Hopefully the weather cools down soon (it's supposed to by the weekend). Hope those of you in Southern California are staying cool!

It's Back: LORAC Pro Palette 2 + PRO Mascara + Mini Primer for $22 SHIPPED

UPDATE: Well that was fast. This is apparently out of stock AGAIN. If you're interested in this deal, keep checking the link below...hopefully they'll restock soon (and I will of course do another post if I hear that's been restocked!).

Thanks so much to readers Chris Feral and honeypancake88 for the heads-up that the LORAC PRO Palette 2 deal is back in stock at HSN! If you didn't get the Too Faced deal I shared yesterday because you were waiting for THIS deal to come back in stock, it's your lucky day!


NOTE: The last time this offer was available, it was on extended delivery with an October 2nd delivery date. I do not see that mentioned in the new listing, so hopefully that means you won't have to wait as long this time around (although at this price, it's definitely worth waiting for!). 

Keep reading for all the details...

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