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How Did Black Friday Come About?

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Well before it was the name of a busy pre-Christmas shopping day, the term Black Friday was used to describe a number of tragic and unfortunate events the happened to take place notoriously on Fridays. Interestingly, the first recorded instance of Black Friday was in regard to a financial incident rather than a disaster or […]

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Dermstore Black Friday and Cyber Monday Coupons

I previously posted about some great Black Friday Ulta coupons. Dermstore is another retailer with some very good Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales and deals. Particularly intriguing is the Black Friday Mystery Black Bag sale. the $30 off $100 coupon is a better than average deal too. Dermstore sells a good selection of makeup […]

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Bobbi Brown Holiday Collection

Bobbi Brown Chrome is Bobbi brown’s 2009 Holiday collection.  It features some neat and unique metallic shades. The eye shadows are quite different from other lines and the lip shades are extra metallic.The collection is below, along with a few other items that Bobbi Brown lists as “gifts,” and a couple of brush kits that […]

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Top Five SephoraClaus Wishes

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This is pretty darn cool. Sephora is playing Santa! Tweet what you want in this form: Dear @Sephora, All I want for the holidays this year is _____ with a product up to a $150 value and use the hash tag  #SephoraClaus, or visit SephoraClaus to send your request, and SephoraClaus will grant one wish […]

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Nordstrom Beauty Exclusives

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Nordstrom Beauty Exclusives are available for preorder (shipping begins July 17)! These items will be available only through Nordstrom for a limited time this summer. I’m keeping myself on a budget, so I have to decide what to limit my self to. Here are a few neat items that I am looking at (but there […]

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Fashion Friday: Chicago Shopping Notes

Attention Chicago shoppers. Shecky’s Girls Night Out is on the horizon. Sample beauty products and shop emerging designers at up to 75% off, all while drinking one of the cocktail samples that are available.   There are both free and paid admission options, paid receives a gift bag with beauty product samples. Date: Wed.-Fri., Mar. 18th-20th, […]

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Great Holiday Bath and Beauty Kits

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Bath and Body spa kits make great holiday gifts. Just about everyone likes to pamper themselves from time to time, yet they might not want to buy themselves individual products to do so. During the holidays, great home spa kits seem to pop up every where. If you are hitting the stores, look in the […]

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Small gifts and Stocking Stuffers

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Need a small party gift? How about stocking stuffers? Something easy to carry? Try some of these! The cute Anastasia Mini Brow Kit contains a mini tweezer that I found works quite well for its size, a mini matte highlighter, and clear brow gel. I haven’t actually tried the ColorOn kits, but they look fun! […]

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A Few Great Holiday Makeup Palettes

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Makeup palettes are some of the best holiday gifts. Most women love them, they wrap easily (if you have seen my own gift wrapping skills,you know why I find that important), and they are often a great value. Here are a few suggested items. The Urban Decay Ammo Shadow Box Palette (above) has a nice […]

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Makeup Brushes Make Great Holiday Gifts

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Looking for a good beauty related gift? Consider brushes. During the holidays, a number of nice kits are available. First off, this  is one of the best times to get MAC brushes at a great value because MAC always puts out holiday travel brush kits with a good price. Take a look at the MAC […]