PSA: CVS Beauty Sale

Have some drugstore stuff you’ve been wishy-washy about buying?

I try to avoid paying normal retail whenever possible, and I encourage you to do the same. Here’s a nice promo for CVS.com to help you out with that!

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All of CVS’ beauty offerings are 25% off right now. With code SAVE20, you save an additional 20% off the already-reduced price. Code FREESHIP can be used on orders that total $25 (post-discount) ¬†to get free shipping, and it shows up as a $5 off $25 coupon. The above photo is hyperlinked to the CVS beauty sale. Cheers!

No sponsorship, here – just saw a good sale and wanted to share.

PSA: Urban Decay Friends and Family Sale

Hi.

Urban Decay Friends and Family Sale. 20% off. Right meow.

 

I know.

If you’ve been eying something – a Revolution Lipstick? The glitter-gasm Moondust eyeshadows? – run, don’t walk.

Unfortunately, for those of you with a lust for rose-gold, the discount does not apply to Naked3, but it is still a good sale!

Cheers!

Pay It Forward

Confession #1: I love red lipstick.
Once you’ve found the right red(s) (which is a quest unto itself), slapping¬†it on and wearing it can feel empowering. I couldn’t begin to tell you why that is.

Confession #2: I am terrified of actually wearing red lipstick in public.
Days upon which I give no bothers? Maybe I’ll slap it on before leaving. I often chicken out and take it off, though.

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Swatch of Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso courtesy of Temptalia

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Argan Oil – is it Snake Oil?

Last year, I was only just starting down the rabbit hole that is the beauty world. It was at that time that I started hearing about beauty oils. It wasn’t gradual, it was sudden, it was frequent, and more often than not it was Josie Maran’s 100% Pure Argan Oil. Although most people struggle with the idea that facial skin + oil does not always equal unparalled catastrophe, that was not my obstacle. My personal obstacle was wrapping my head around a) the fact that so many people seem convinced that this is a miracle product and that b) the purveyors of this bottled hocus-pocus were actually selling it for as much as it costs. “It fixes your hair!” they said, “It fixes your face! It soothes ragged cuticles! It feeds the hungry!”
Okay, maybe I got a little carried away there at the end. It doesn’t feed hungry people, not directly anyway.

That said, it does feed hungry goats. The Argan tree, in addition to producing fruit with nuts inside that we get our so-called magical oil from, does in fact feed hungry Moroccan goats. Evidently, these goats determined that the fruits from Argan trees is outstanding because they climb the trees to eat them. Pics, it happened:

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January 2014 Favorites

January 2014 Favorites

1. Psssst! Dry Shampoo, $6 / 2. Orly Bonder Base Coat, $6 / 3. Swisspers Nail Care Double-Tipped Swabs, $2 /
4. L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Excess, $6/ 5. Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss – Pink Pop, $6

Six dollars seems to be the magic amount for my January 2014 Favorites, huh? More on this after the jump.

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