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.

Sneak peak at Christmas in July! The 2015 Holiday Sets are here!!

It’s hard to imagine thinking about the holidays already, but these amazing sets have me humming holiday tunes. There are so many things I want and a few I must have. To give credit where due, most of these photos I found on Instagram via Lipstickjunkieforever, Tendmood1 and google image search.


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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!

Tarte Miracles From The Amazon Review

Tarte Miracles From The Amazon

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This set is a QVC exclusive and is an amazing value at just $65.95 ($3 shipping)! I have to admit I’m not a QVC shopper and nievely thought that TV shopping was really old school, however with exclusive deals like this I’m a convert. Everything is full sized, even the foundation is full sized at .5 oz. I’m calculating the value to be $167, based off similar products, since these are all exclusive to QVC. That value is crazy!

What’s included:

  • 0.51-fl oz Maracuja Miracle Foundcealer
  • 0.27-fl oz LipSurgence Liquid Lip Shine in Exquisite, a berry mauve shade
  • 0.24-fl oz Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara in black
  • Amazonian Clay Eye and Cheek Palette with:
  • one 0.20-oz blush in Talented (peachy coral shade)
  • six 0.035-oz Amazonian Clay eye shadows (Pink Beyond, Taupe for the Best, Dreams Plum True, Out of This Pearl,  Thistle be the Day, and Paint the Brown)
  • Double-ended eye shadow brush
  • Maracuja Miracle Foundcealer brush
  • Makeup bag

Maracuja Miracle Foundcealer

I have to admit I hate the name, why Tarte why, but it is really good foundation with full coverage, while still being a lightweight product. It is true to the other foundation color names Tarte uses. I’m Tan in everything Tarte makes, which is fantastic for ordering new products that I haven’t swatched. Not every brand keeps their color names consistent, side eyeing you here Nars! The dropper applicator is interesting and I only needed 2 drops to cover my whole face, I even skipped concealer and felt good about it. This lasted on my extremely oily skin for a solid 9 hours, it claims 12, but I was pretty haggard at the 12 hour mark.

LipSurgence Liquid Lip Shine

I love Tarte’s lip products and this LipSurgence is no different. It has a perfect blend of staying power without being sticky and smells like vanilla frosting, yum! The color is a great everyday, your lips but better kind of shade. I think it would work really well with a dramatic eye shadow look. This lasted 5 hours, that included lunch and a drink. The color was mostly gone, but there was a little shine and moisture left after the meal.

Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara

I haven’t tried this yet, I have a mountain of mascaras to get through, but I did gift this to my Vegan sister in law and she likes it a lot. It’s really hard to find Vegan mascaras that preform well and she swears by this stuff.

Amazonian Clay Eye and Cheek Palette

I love this set up, it’s perfect for days when your short on time and just want everything to work. The 6 eye shadows play nicely off each other and the blush is a nice flush of color. I used 4 of the 6 eye shadows for my eye look today and felt like I could get quite a few everyday looks with the colors provided. The blush was soft, but visible and the formulation is long lasting and easy to blend. This palette would be a great all in one for travel, I would just grab a few colorful singles to round out a week long vacation.

 Dual Ended Eye Shadow and Foundation Brushes

Holy kitten fur and clouds Batman, this foundation brush is by far the softest brush I own! It’s totally synthetic and the quality is top notch. I’ve over the moon in love! This thing is a powerhouse and could be used for foundation, powder, blush or conture and handle them all with ease. It’s hand made as well, in another line this brush could easily sell for $50+.

Now for the less great, although this should be prefaced with the fact that I tend to hate dual ended brushes…I found this brush to be good on both ends, it’s soft,workable and well made. I like to store my brushes upright in containers for easy access, so any 2 ended brush ends up with one side smashed. I chose the fluffy blending brush to keep and the the flat side will be unused from now on.

This is a repeating order item with QVC and they will send out another set in June and October for the same price, although the products will change slightly. Here are photos of the next two bags:


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I’m less excited about this one, they are including a Tarte Bronzing Serum and with my dark skin I won’t use it. The palette looks great and the eyeliner and eyeliner brush are a nice addition. I think I will have to cancel the auto renew for June, but wait…


 October TSV

This is more my speed, I love the Tarte Maracuja Oil. It works so well with my oily skin and is my Holy Grail eye cream. Well not a cream, but it works wonderfully to hydrate my under eye area and blends well with every concealer I use. I’ll be back for this one!