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Black Friday - it's a bit disturbing how close to reality this is.

Black Friday DeMotivational Poster – Walking Dead – via Pinterest

so, really quick, before I take off to wait in line at the mall to get into Sephora for the Black Friday Beauty Giveaway that I’m doing (hope you all signed up!), I just wanted to share a few more black friday and cyber monday sales that I came across. I think most of these will be happening online so anyone can take advantage, whether you’re in the USA or not.

Enjoy!

SaffronRouge.Com — Beginning on Friday & ending Monday, all Suki, Dr. Hauschka & Living Nature products will be 20% Off!

Vapour Organic Beauty Holiday Collection

VapourBeauty.Com — Get 30% Off All Vapour Beauty products from Friday to Monday when you use code “blackfriday12”.

Limited Edition Rosehip 3-Step Facial SetPaiSkincare.Com — From Thanksgiving (Right Now!!) to Cyber Monday, Spend $60 & Get a FREE Sea buckthorn hand & nail collection. Spend $100 & Get a FREE Rosehip 3 Step Facial Set. Spend $140 & Get Both sets for FREE!

BeautyBay.Com — For Black Friday (Nov. 23, 2012), Get 20% Off the ENTIRE Beauty Bay website!

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BenefitCosmetics.Com — From Nov. 23 – 25th, Get a FREE Deluxe Mini BADGal Lash Mascara when you spend $30. Spend $60 & Receive a FREE a Deluxe Mini Porefessional as well. Receive a Deluxe Mini Sugarbomb when you spend $90 as well! Use coupon code “STAYCATION” to get the deals!

INDIE LEE Squalane Facial Oil

BeautyArmy.Com — Get 20% Off ALL Indie Lee products at Beauty Army.

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SaksFifthAvenue.Com — Receive a $25 Gift Card when you spend $100 on any beauty or fragrance item! Use the code “BEAUTY12” online ONLY on November 22nd (Right Now!) and In stores on November 23rd!

Holiday Travel Essentials

ElementalHerbologyUS.Com — Get FREE Shipping on All orders of $40 + and Get a FREE Gift with purchase on All orders $100+ from November 23rd – December 21st!

Glimmer Gift Box

JaneIredale.Com — Buy 2 Glimmer Gift Boxes at $40 each & Receive 1 For FREE! Use the code “GLIMMER” at checkout. Offer valid from Cyber Monday ( Nov. 26th) to December 2nd.

LovelySkin.com

LovelySkin.Com — Get 25% Off All Orders & Get a Special Gift with Purchase for orders over $200.

NaturesGate.Com — Get 40% Off in their New Facial Care collection. Use code ” CYB40 ” at checkout to get the deal.

Stay Safe, Enjoy the holiday & Happy Shopping!

Happy Monday!

So, I’m a bit off kilter today as I have to be in to work today and I normally don’t work Mondays, but due to Thanksgiving, we’ll be working now til Wednesday to compensate for missing Thursday and Friday.

Anyway, I’m super excited for Black Friday and having a ridiculously long weekend and I’ve been scouring the interwebs for more awesome black friday deals in beauty as I said I would.

Check Out All The Deals I Found!

Holiday Gift Set

NUXE – Get 20% OFF Nuxe’s entire site when you shop on November 26th! I’m kind of excited about this one as well; I may just pick up their multi-use dry oil finally!

 

Brown Butter Beauty – Get 25% OFF when you shop the super affordable natural hair & beauty products from Brown Butter Beauty. Use Coupon Code – “BlackFriday” . The offer lasts from November 23 – 25th, 2012. If you’re unfamiliar with them, I highly recommend trying their sulfate free shampoos and their incredible Babassu deep conditioner. They also sell pure Maracuja oil ( what Tarte is known for) at a really great price!

Avalon Palette

 

BECCA Cosmetics – On Nov. 25th, Get a FREE mini Shimmering Skin Perfector & Full Sized Beach Tint when you spend $75. You’ll get even more goodies ( 2 full sized Glossy Lip Tints + BECCA Cosmetics Pouch!) when you spend $125 +! They are also releasing a limited edition nail color set for $30.  < I know I’ll be shopping this one – I’ve been dying to get my hands on one of their eye palettes!

Dr. Hauschka – Get a FREE Limited Edition hand cream from Dr Hauschka when you spend $50+ on November 26, 2012.

Giorgio Armani Beauty – Get 20% Off AND Free Shipping with any purchase of $75+ when you use coupon code PREVIEW12. This one is a bit of a PRE Black Friday deal as it lasts only until November 22nd – I’ll definitely be checking this one out! I’ve been eyeing their Maestro Foundation. Anyone else as fascinated with it as I am?

think beautiful thoughtsPhilosophy – This one is a bit late to the show, but maybe some of you can still take advantage of it! Get 20% OFF RIGHT NOW  with coupon code ” beauty20 “. This offer ends November 20th (tomorrow!) so you’ll need to hurry if you want to get your purchases in!

john masters organics

John Masters Organics – Get 25% OFF their entire line of all natural care products from Thanksgiving (November 22nd) to Monday November 26th! Use coupon code” HOLIDAY12 ” to get the discount! I’ve been wanting to try their hair care line for some time now so this is a great chance to pick that up!

Are there any Black Friday sales you’re really looking forward to this year, beauty or otherwise?

Do share in the comments!

I’m always down for a good deal 😉

I’ve been browsing online like a fiend, which I think just comes with the territory when you get near holidays. Everyone wants to shop, right? Maybe it’s just me…

Anyway, so here are some things that really caught my eye and made it on my wish list for Christmas!

What’s On Your Christmas Wish List?

I’m so excited we’re finally well into the Fall / Winter season so, of course, I started browsing online for winter wants and things I’ve been eyeing for awhile that may be relevant for the winter time and others that I just want irregardless of the season.

So, without further delay, here’s my massive Beauty Lust List for Winter!

What’s On Your Beauty Wish List for Winter?

 

Emilee, the lovely founder and owner of SexyNaturalBeauty.com, contacted me some months ago about guest posting and I’ve been wanting to, I really have, but I have been so busy between blogging, reviewing products, work and working out that I simply haven’t had the time…until now!

If you’re unfamiliar with SexyNaturalBeauty, it’s a lovely blog (ran by Emilee, of course) that focuses on organic beauty and other natural finds as well as her own daily life. I really enjoy reading her blog posts because she makes them fun and interesting and always shares unique items that she discovered.

I am so happy! Thrilled, actually, that I have finally done a guest post on her blog!

She has such a fantastic blog, definitely follow her and check out her posts.

Please check out the guest post I’ve done on her blog about my Winter Essentials for Beauty, Fashion & Food here.

Once Upon A Time Necklace "Henry's Book" Poison Apple and Queen's Keys

Once Upon A Time Necklace “Henry’s Book” Poison Apple and Queen’s Keys; $14

I’ve been super inspired by the fashion in fairy tales. Can’t you tell from my blog name? 😛

My love of fairy tales & fantasy have inspired loads of fashion choices and looks, especially the classic feminine look, and I thought doing a series of both fairy tale character inspirations and non-fairy tale characters will keep this type of post nice, fresh and hopefully fun!

With that in mind, here are some lovely fashion pieces inspired by one of my favorites – Snow White!

Some will correspond to the Disney version, but some are just modernized versions of what I imagine as classic fairy tale looks and some are inspired by one of my favorite shows – ABC’s Once Upon A Time.

I hope you enjoy!

Space Age Silk Blouse - Upcycled

Space Age Silk Blouse – Upcycled ; $55

new. Soft leather ballet flats. Sweet lemon.

Yellow Soft Leather Ballet Flats; $70

Snow - white woolen coat

Snow White Woolen Coat; $109

Fleur Of England Berry Kiss Lace Balcony Bra

Fleur of England Berry Kiss Lace Balcony Bra; $156.08

Fleur Of England Berry Kiss Lace Shortie

Fleur of England Berry Kiss Lace Shortie; $102.61

Hand stamped - Snow white - Fairest of them all - Kristen Stewart

Hand Stamped Snow White “Fairest of Them All” Bracelet Cuff; $12

Cream White Heavy Weight Pure Silk Short Sleeves Peplum Flared Hem Victorian Lady Shirt

Cream White Heavy Weight Pure Silk Peplum Blouse; $179.80

Image 1 of F-Troupe Wedge Lace Up Ankle Boots

F-Troupe Wedge Lace Up Ankle Boots; $258.69

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Blue Nile Sapphire Stud Earrings in 18K White Gold; $780

Velvet Lanigan Jacket - Blue Label Jackets - RalphLauren.com

Ralph Lauren Burgundy Velvet Lanigan Jacket; $598

What do you guys imagine Snow White wearing, whether in modern times or traditionally?

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Coffee Bean Cowl Scarf by KnotaGeek; $25

I absolutely love the Millennium series, better known as the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series. I know there’s a lot of controversy about it since the films have been released, but I still love the character of Lisbeth Salander. Not because I’m, as some bloggers have put it – “trying to turn a rape victim into a fashion statement” – but rather because I think that Lisbeth Salander is such a great representation of a courageous women. It’s because she is a victim of a lot of things, but she doesn’t become a victim or lie down in defeat ever that people love her so much. I’m not discrediting or discounting the seriousness of rape in any way, but I am saying that I (and likely many others) admire the character of LS because she defies her circumstance. She is more than she appears to be. She is intelligent, prodigal, beautiful (though she doesn’t think so), brave, talented, and honorable. And she does it all without the help of anyone. She is a survivor and I think that’s why a lot of women (and probably men too) admire her so much. Just as an FYI, these fashion picks are based more on the books than the films, though I did put some pieces in that reference them. So, with that being said, this is just a fun post on what I imagine LS fashion to be like and I’ve also used the films as reference. Also, since fall is almost here (thank goodness!), I feel like all the scarves, pants and things are finally appropriate to post on..and because I also love the scarf + leggings combo look a lot! Try not to take it too seriously (for all you critics out there ;-)).

17 inch Laptop Bag for Men - Gray

17″ Gray Laptop Bag by HMMills; $89

Genuine Leather Leggings

Genuine Leather Leggings by UrsaMinorStudio; $144.51

NARS Fall 2012 Collection – Storm Bird – $18

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Salander Spirals Short- Black Wood Fake Gauges

Fake Gauge GWTDT Black Wooden Spiral Earrings by TribalStyle; $24

ANONYMOUS inspired  Matrix  Morpheus quote to Neo Black T Shirt Free US Shipping

Anonymous T-Shirt by DiosElGato; $19.95

Custom What Would Lisbeth Do Lisbeth Salander Girl With The Dragon Tattoo leather cuff bracelet

“What Would Lisbeth Do?” GWTDT Leather Cuff Bracelet by SwellDameInc; $10

Antonella hand-knitted babylama benie

AIAYU Hand Knitted Beanie; EUR 95

Image 1 of Illamasqua SS12 Human Fundamentalism Palette

Illamasqua SS12 Human Fundamentalism Eye Shadow Palette; $51.09

Knitted truffle brown camel scarf

Knitted Truffle Brown Camel Scarf by Foldi; $60

Dr. Martens Eye Marcie Wedge Boot; $129

J Brand The Brix Racer Zip Vintage Cargo Skinny Pants – Evergreen – € 360,00

Ballet Pink Satin Soft Bra & Panties Set Made to Order

Ballet Pink Satin Bra & Panties Set; $85

Obey Womens Jealous Lover Hooded Jacket; $108

JETT FAUX LEATHER LEGGING BLK

Jett Faux Leather Legging Black – $24

What do you think of the stuff I picked out?

What do you think Lisbeth Salander would wear?

10 Natural Foundations I Really Want to Try!

Lavera Liquid Foundation; $23.60

I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect liquid mineral foundation for what seems like ages and these are a few I’ve come across lately that I think would be great to try. Some are expensive as hell, some are extremely affordable. Check them out!

Oh Sudz All Natural Liquid Foundation; $12 

100% Pure Healthy Skin Super Fruits Foundation; $32

INIKA Certified Organic Liquid Mineral Foundation; $65

Milk Fancy Liquid Mineral Foundation; $24

Suki Tinted Active Moisturizer; $50.95

 

Erzulie Cosmetics Liquid Foundation; $13.95

Aveda Inner Light Mineral Tinted Moisture SPF15; $28

Crushed Botanicals Mattifying Velvet Makeup Foundation; $14

Living Nature Liquid Foundation; $37

What makeup products are you wanting to try lately?

Summer Fashion Finds

Just a few things I’ve been into lately!

Hope you like!

1. Fiorella Swimsuit One Piece; $275

2. Tropica Bikini Swimsuit; $90

3. “What Would Lisbeth Do?” Cuff Bracelet; $10

4. Astro Circle Shades; $18

One of My Favorite Affordable Naturally Brightening, Skin Smoothing and Blemish Clearing Exfoliation Treatments!

Papaya & Willow Bark Smoothing Enzyme Exfoliator; $14.95

Happy Friday Everyone!

I just wanted to take a moment to let you all know about this amazing skin exfoliator I have used that has a pretty natural ingredient list, an awesome price (see above), and really great results.

The Papaya & Willow Bark Smoothing Enzyme Exfoliator by Claribel Skincare is ultra gentle and very effective. I purchased it off Etsy for only $14.95 USD, which is an incredible price, and I was very surprised at the results.

The formula is pretty simple and includes aloe vera, papaya enzymes and willow bark extract to gently exfoliate the dead skin cells off your face in only 2-10 minutes!

It’s a very watery type consistency, but it comes in a dropper bottle to ensure you get just the exact amount that you will need, which isn’t a lot by the way.

You apply a thin layer to your face and leave on for 2-10 minutes. You will feel a light tingling and sometimes a little of an itchy type sensation, but that’s supposed to happen. Obviously you want to wash it off right away if you experience anything more than that. It doesn’t really dry out or anything, it just feels a bit tingly and then you rinse after it’s been 2-10 minutes, no longer than that. It really is quite gentle as far as exfoliator treatments go, but see what time you’re comfortable with within the 2-10 minutes of recommended time. Everyone is different so you may find that you only need 2 minutes or you might need all 10. Your skin may change over time as well; just gauge it on how your skin feels and you’ll be fine.

Anyhow, so after I wash this treatment off my skin feels incredibly soft and smooth. I do experience a little bit of redness directly after using this, but it goes away within 30 minutes of washing this off and applying moisturizer.

What I love about this treatment is that there are “No Sulfates, Synthetic Preservatives, Petroleum, Parabens or Silicones.” Also, it’s gentle enough to use twice a day if you need it.

From my experimenting with this treatment, I have found that these are the best uses for it:

  • Acne Treatment
  • Blackhead / Whitehead Treatment
  • Pore Cleansing
  • Unclog Pores
  • Clear Dead Skin Cells
  • Slough Off Dry Skin / Flakes for Mature Skin
  • Regenerate and Stimulate Cell Regeneration
  • Get Healthy and Naturally Glowing Skin

I really love this product because it combines modern technology with natural plant power. I love natural and organic ingredients wherever possible, but I have found that when it comes to acid exfoliation, technology usually wins. Also, I hate purchasing a product that’s natural or organic and usually expensive only to find that it doesn’t work. I like the idea of Claribel Skincare taking the best of both worlds to offer affordable products that certainly get the job done, but without all the fillers and other unnecessary crap ingredients found in many mainstream brand products.

Check out this exfoliator – here!

Check out the entire Claribel Skincare line – here! 

What is your experience with exfoliation treatments?

Do you have any tips or tricks?

Please share in the comments!

Disclaimer: I was NOT given compensation to write this blog post in any way. I purchased this product with my own money and of my own free will. My opinions, thoughts and experiences with this product are my own.