Allure Fall 2015 Beauty Thrills Box!

It’s time for the Allure Fall 2015 Beauty Thrills Box! Priced at $44.95 + shipping and arriving July 28th at 12pm ET.

Allure Beauty Thrills July Box!

$5 from each box will be donated to Cancer + Careers and you can get full product details here! Again this will sell out fast so be ready and I recommend trying the link in multiple web browsers. In the past some browsers go live before others.

Super Tarte Deal!

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Tarte has a super deal that would be great for Mother’s Day or as a gift for yourself! I love Tarte products and this kit has everything you need for a complete look. Just the foundation sells for $36.00 and blush is $28, right there you are already saving $10 and the rest are just a bonus….a really good bonus! AND you get to pick your colors!!! Click here to scoop one up!

First you get a choice of 3 bags:

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Next you choose your foundation and you can choose from over 15 color choices:

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Then choose a blush from these 4 choices (True Love, Flush, Frisky or Glisten):

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Then choose a Lip Tint from these 3 choices (Desire, Graceful or Splendid):



Now on to eyes, choose from these 4 shadows (Slate, Plum Smoke, Shimmering Bronze or Shimmering Moss):

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Next choose from 3 dual eyeliners and a dual ended brush (Plum/Black, Green/Black or Bronze/Black):


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Lastly they are including a Cream Eyeshadow Brush:


Over all this is one of the best deals I’ve seen all year and I was quick to scoop it up! A special thanks to ValentineJoy at for letting me know about this!

Allure Summer Beauty Box Rescheduled!

I know a lot of you linked though my blog to get your Allure Summer Beauty Box this morning and even with my multiple browsers trick still couldn’t get one….here is what Allure is saying:

Dear fans of the Allure Beauty Box: We’re sorry—really sorry—that our site crashed today just as the sale was starting. A few of you managed to snag a box before the site went down. (If you scored a box, consider yourself the human equivalent of a unicorn. And yes, your orders will be honored.) We still have thousands of Beauty Boxes available for sale, and you can get yours next Tuesday, May 6, at 12:01 PM EST. Same drill: Just log on to Our tech team is doing all they can to make sure the site works this time around. Thanks again for bearing with us.

So here’s the link and set your alarms for May 6th at 12:01 EST for another chance at the box! 

Allure Summer Beauty Thrills Box *Full Spoilers

Allure Summer Beauty Thrills Box is coming April 28th, 2015 at 12:01 Eastern! The cost of this box will be $44.95+$10 shipping ($5 of each purchase of this box will be donated to NYU Langone Medical Center). Over all this is a great value, but this box is more then a little lackluster compared to past boxes. The lack of higher end brand is disappointing and the Suave heavy curation isn’t helping matters.  While I do love DermaE products, they aren’t enough for me to pull the trigger.

That said, this is a Fantastic value and will sell out quick! Click here for the link to the purchase page and here’s a tip for helping you snag a box…Try opening this in multiple web browsers (firefox, chrome, internet explorer, etc.). Every time I’ve ordered this has allowed me to get one, but you never know what one will work…so try them all!

Here is a detailed look at the products and everything will be full sized!

Visible GlowTM Self-Tanning Body Lotion
This self-tanning body lotion gradually builds a beautiful, natural-looking, streak-free tan while providing 24 hours of moisture.
Luxe Style Infusion Volumizing Weightless Blow Dry Spray
This weightless blow dry spray is heat-activated to give volume and body that lasts for up to 24 hours.
Sea Mineral Infusion Exfoliating Body Wash
This spa-inspired body wash is infused with Dead Sea Salts to help polish away impurities and leave skin perfectly smooth.
OutlastTM Clear Gel
Make every day #ClearlyBetter with NEW Secret OutlastTM Clear Gel—48-hour odor protection plus goes on clear for no white marks.
Ultra HDTM Lipstick
Revolutionary wax-free gel technology for true color clarity in one smooth swipe. In 20 HD shades.
PhotoReady Eye ArtTM Lid + Line + Lash
Coordinating shadow duos with satin and sparkle finishes create unique, customized eye looks. Comes in 10 shades.
Rejuveness Anti-Wrinkle Cream
The best-kept skincare secret is now available nationwide! A daily moisturizer that visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines in 2 weeks.
Eye BoosterTM Instant Lash Extension Kit
Eye BoosterTM Instant Lash Extension Kit features life-changing DIY lash extensions. It includes a high-tech, innovative lash boosting Mascara+Extensions that, combined, create shocking lash results in just 2 minutes!
Clean Freak® Cleansing Conditioner
This new antioxidant-enriched, low-lather co-wash gently cleanses while deeply moisturizing. It is a multitasking must-have!
Even Tone & Texture Accelerator
The Even Tone & Texture Accelerator is a potent antioxidant and nutrient-rich moisturizing treatment that polishes skin’s tone and texture – while nourishing and hydrating skin – for a smoother, brighter, and more even complexion
Frizz Ease® Nourishing Oil Elixir
Frizz Ease® Nourishing Oil Elixir enhances your style with an instant boost of softness and shine. Use alone or cocktail with your favorite styler.
Natural Glow® Instant SunTM Sunless Tanning Mousse—Deep Bronze
JERGENS® Natural Glow® Instant SunTM Sunless Tanning Mousse uniquely works with your skin tone to mimic results from the natural sun.
go fresh Revitalize Body Wash
New Dove go fresh Revitalize Body Wash with the vibrant scent of mandarin and tiare flower brings your shower to life.
Advanced Care Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant with NutriumMoisture
New Dove Advanced Care goes way beyond protection. 9 out of 10 women agreed that it made their underarms soft and smooth
Retinyl Palmitate Crème
Enhance surface cellular renewal to diminish the appearance of age lines and wrinkles with this rich refining crème
Anti-Wrinkle Vitamin A Glycolic Cleanser
Deeply cleanse pores for a fresh, healthy complexion with this naturally exfoliating, sulfate-free cleanser.
Toothbrush + Whitening Pen
The Colgate® Optic White® Toothbrush + Built In Whitening Pen provides an easy and effective way to get whiter teeth in 2 days.* No waiting, no rinsing! It’s as easy as… Brush. Whiten. Go.
Express White Toothpaste
Colgate’s fastest whitening toothpaste ever! Whiter teeth in 3 days* just by brushing!
Active Damage Resist Ultra-Nourishing Shampoo
Deeply nourishes the scalp, hair’s source of natural strength and beauty. Reverses 100% of visible damage, shine, smoothness and strength.

Active Damage Resist Ultra-Nourishing Conditioner
Deeply nourishes the scalp, hair’s source of natural strength and beauty. Reverses 100% of visible damage, shine, smoothness and strength.
Original Witch Hazel Daily Refreshingly Clean Cleansing Cloths
Soap- and fragrance-free to gently remove dirt, oil, and makeup without overdrying or leaving sticky residue.
Intensive Moisturizing Cream
Formulated with antioxidant ingredients and shea butter to lock in moisture, this non-greasy cream restores and soothes dry, cracked skin.
Charcoal Pore Minimizer
Infused with natural charcoal, this innovative formula polishes away dirt and oil to instantly reduce the appearance of pores after just one use.
Soleil® GlowTM Razor
BIC® Soleil® GlowTM, featuring a COMFORT SHIELDTM head, evenly distributes pressure, and glides over skin for a flawless shave!
Lightweight Sculpting Wax
Lightweight foam transforms into a waxy balm for soft, pliable control and gives hair texture and separation. Leaves hair shiny and protects color from fading by helping block damaging UV rays.

Jouer puts out a limited edition Mother’s Day Box!

Jouer has a LE Mother’s Day Box for all those wonderful mothers out there! Will you be getting one for your mom…or yourself??? Check it out here!

New Le Matchbox subscription from Jouer

There is a new subscription box from the makeup brand Jouer! This is a quarterly box and costs $45, now lets just stop a moment to revive the people who fainted at the $45 price tag….That IS pricey and I had reservations about shelling out the big bucks, but after seeing full spoilers on Instagram I jumped in with both feet!

Jouer wasn’t a company I was very familiar with until recently, they are sold at Nordstrom, Birchbox, their website online and a few boutiques. I picked up their Moisture Matte foundation from Birchbox and fell in love with it, so this box was exciting…but $45 is a lot to spend not knowing what you’ll get. Lucky for us they put out enough early promotion boxes that the word got out! The box has a value over $100 and every product is Full Sized!!

First you take a quick survey asking eye color, skin type and a few other questions to determine if you are cool or warm toned. They are sending variations of the box bases on this, but the product are all the same, just suited to your needs. Up first is the big ticket item that is worth more then the cost of the box!

This is a Full Size either or product depending on your skin type, the Daily Repair Treatment Oil is for those with dry skin and the Daily Clarifying Treatment is for oily skin types. Personally, I love that they didn’t try to give everyone the same facial oil and then some people lose out on the biggest ticket item in the box.  Also being an oil slick kinda gal I really like that they made a formulation that will work for me…I want to be on the face oil bandwagon too!

Value $48

Next is a Full Size Jouer mineral powder blush, the colors will very here too and I love that I won’t end up with a blush better suited for a cool toned gal! The early reviews are that they are very pigmented, but can be sheered or built up depending on your preference. Did you notice the odd sides of the packaging? Jouer products connect to one another, so you can make your own face case! Really cool idea!!

Value $24


The next products are Full Sized for the lips! Not sure how these are distributed though out the boxes, other then the colors will go along with your undertones.  I’m hoping for the lip gloss, but will be happy to try out the lipstick too.

Value $24 for the lipstick and $22 for the gloss

This Full Sized Creme Eyeshadow Crayon comes in 5 colors on Jouers website, but I’ve only seen black in the early boxes. I would be happy to have black to use as an eye shadow base or a easy smoky eye look.

Value $24

Jouer Travel Eyelash Curler

This item is a travel sized eyelash curler and I couldn’t find it for sale on the Jouer website. The design looks interesting and I love having travel sized items. While I don’t normally need to curl my lashes, I’m excited to try this out.

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There is also a bonus sample sized Parfume Oil being included!

Over all the value on this box is at least $120! All the products are ones I’m excited to try and they fact that they are tailored to my skin type and tone is what most boxes do wrong. I mean why have me take a survey if none of that information determines the products I will receive?!?!?! Hello are you listening Glossybox, BoxyCharm and Ipsy??? This could be a nice long term relationship….

This sold out once, but is back in stock…run girls run!

Tarte Holiday Sets 2014

Tarte Holiday Sets 2014

It’s never too early for discount makeup deals! All the best brands join in the fun, Tarte, Urban Decay, Too Faced, even Mac, Nars and Marc Jacob. There are a few that will be exclusive to Sephora, Ulta or the brands website. Tarte always puts out high value and exclusives, this year is no different, the theme is “Sweet Dreams”. Ugh, just take all my money!

Chick to Cheek – Deluxe Amazonian Clay Blush Set $35

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What does Tarte do best? You bet it’s blush! This set of four deluxe size blushs is a great addition to you collection or the perfect way to try out this brand. Don’t worry about dupes, these are all limited edition shades! This set is a exclusive and included in the set is:

• amour (candy pink)
• classic (soft apricot pink)
• prim (plum nude)
• daydream (rosy pink)

Kiss and Bell – Deluxe Lipsurgance  Lip Set $34

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Love, Love, Love this set! Lipsurgance is one of my favorite lip products, they last forever and don’t dry out my lips. Included in this set:

– 4 x 0.056 oz Deluxe LipSurgence lip tints in Dreamy (cool raspberry), Alluring (mauve), Innocent (warm nude), Dainty (pink)
– 2 x 0.056 oz Deluxe LipSurgence matte lip tints in Eternal (pinky nude), Fancy (plum berry)
– 2 x 0.05 oz Deluxe LipSurgence lip glosses in Kiss (light pink), Belle (raspberry)

Bon Voyage Collector’s Set – $59

Tarte - Bon Voyage Collector's Set And Travel Bag

One of the best deals around and the most perfect gift of the season. The value of this set is unreal, I purchased 2 of their large sets (like this) last year, gifted one and kept one for myself. This one is a Sephora exclusive and sold out long before December last year, so don’t wait or you will miss out! This amazing set has:

– 0.13 oz Deluxe lights, camera, lashes 4-in-1 mascara
– 0.17 oz Limited-edition deluxe cheek stain in Muse (soft nude)
– 0.27 oz LipSurgence lip gloss in Visionary (apricot)
– 0.06 oz LipSurgence lip tint in Romantic (peachy nude)
– 0.23 oz Deluxe maracuja oil
– 0.07 oz Deluxe smooth operator Amazonian clay finishing powder
– Limited-edition collector’s travel bag
– 16 x 0.07 oz Amazonian clay eye shadows

Pin Up Girl Amazonian Clay Blush Palette – $42

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This palette makes me want to go on vacation, and take this with me…what a nice gift, for me! They also included 2 hair pins, although I have no idea why!?!? Last year the blush set came with a cute cuff bracelet, that at least had value. This is a Sephora exclusive and the colors included are:

– 5 x 0.158 oz Amazonian clay 12-hour blushes in exclusive shades: breathless (pinky beige), embraced (plummy rose), whimsy (light pink), bashful (rosy peach) and irreplaceable (mauve rose)

Sweet Dreams Best Sellers Collection – $19

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This is a great budget friendly gift and includes the best of Tarte’s best skincare and cream blush. This limited-edition set features:
• deluxe maracuja C-brighter™ eye treatment
• deluxe maracuja oil
• deluxe cheek stain in dreamer (pinky nude)

Brushed with Destiny Bamboo Brush Set – $44

brushed with destiny set of 5 bamboo brushes & makeup bag

This brush set is an awesome value, but I hate duel ended brushes so I will pass on this one. If you don’t mind that then snap this up, at $44 for 5 brushes this is drugstore pricing for high end brushes! The limited-edition set features:
• contourtionist™ bamboo cream blush & contour brush
• the balancing act™ bamboo foundation brush
• the buffer™ airbrush finish bamboo foundation brush
• double-ended bamboo eyeshadow brush
• undercover lover™ bamboo concealer brush
• limited-edition collector’s brush & makeup bag

There is also a eyelash curler set with a mini mascara, but the mini “pears” all over the handle just looks uncomfortable to use and I didn’t feel like post it, haha!  There should be a few more sets showing up at Ulta, but they aren’t showing up on the website just yet. I’ll be sure to update this post if I come across anything new.

*Update: So just after I posted this Ulta posted their Tarte holiday items, all are listed above except this one…

Petite Treats 12 Days of Tarte – $37

This was a big hit last year and there was speculation that it would be at a higher price point, but at just $37 this will sell out fast. Also rush over now because there is also a gift with purchase with this set.