Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sales Wishlist, Picks, and Recommendations: Indie Beauty Version!

In light of the numerous Black Friday sales list, I wanted to personalize my list a bit by sharing not only my wishlist but also my sales picks and recommendations specifically for indie cosmetics. Not only are a few brands having a fabulous sale, many are also releasing a few new products too! My picks are shown below. If you're looking for a more comprehensive list, feel free to check out Phyrra's list and this list on reddit.

Darling Girl Cosmetics

Part One: Flash Sales on Saturday 11/29/14, they will be 15 - 30 minutes each and will be starting at 25% of which is the highest discount I’ve ever offered and tapering down to 10%. You will have to keep an eye on our Facebook page as this is where the announcements for the flash sales will be.

Part 2: Black Friday event will be a 20% sale on gift certificates, so if you buy one for $25 you will be issued one for $30 etc. on up to $100. The catch you won’t be able to use these until the shop opens up in January

My Picks: Santa's Sneaky Sleigh Liquid Stardust (their take on the LORAC Liquid Lustres), Kerfluffle Pucker Paint (their liquid to matte lip color)


Indigo Bananas

20% off sale starting 11/28 9AM EST through Monday 12/1 9pm PST. Code is PAINTITBLACK. Code not applicable for Limited Edition items.

My Pick: Putting on the Ritz Nail Polish

Life's Entropy Cosmetics

Starts 11/28/14 12:00AM EST to 12/1/14 11:59PM PST. Orders below $25 get 10% off. Orders above $25 get 20% off. New product releases include a brow pomade, their reformulated foundation elixir, and limited edition lipsticks.

My Picks: Light Brown or Medium Brown Brow Theory Pomade (whichever is ashier), Milky Way Lipstick (the color is supposed to be a dupe for MAC Soar and the formula is supposed to be a dupe for the NARS Audacious lipsticks


Limnit Lipsticks

Sale beginning Black Friday and running through Cyber Monday. Everything will be marked 20% off, and the first 100 orders will receive a free lipstick sample.

My Picks: I don't plan on picking anything up from the sale since I already have most of the colors but I can recommend Abracadabra, Castle in the Sky, and Olly Olly Oxen Free. (Swatches herehere)

Silk Naturals

Starting now-December 5th. Use code cyberweek14 for 5% off and through Dec. 1 you can get a special double-stack eye duo with a $20 purchase.

My Picks: Their Kisser Slickers and Eyeshadows

Sugarpill Cosmetics (affiliate link)

TBA but it's usually a % off your order!

My Picks: Any of their palette or loose eyeshadows. I particularly love Goldilux!


theBalm Cosmetics

50% off Cyber Monday Sale from December 1st-December 2nd.

My Picks: Any of their eyeshadow palettes and their Instain Blushes


Are there any particular sales you're interested in?

Disclaimer: The links marked as an affiliate link give me a commission based off your use of the link when you make a purchase. Feel free to use a nonaffiliate link!

    Monday, November 24, 2014

    Sunny's Body Products Hand Care Product & Scent Review

    As I started growing my nails out for keeps this summer, I started to realize how important it is to maintain well-kept cuticles and moisturized hands overall. I've tried out a few different brands and was recommended to try out Sunny's Body Products (previously 365 Days of Polish) for its extensive scent options and multiple product lines.

    I purchased a sampler pack of five of their hand care products which included a full size cuticle oil, full size intensive cuticle therapy, a full size of the miracle cuticle balm, a mini of their hand scrub, and a mini of their hand butter (previously hand cream) for $17.00. It'd retail for $22.00 if you purchased them all separately. They also have a monthly subscription sampler box available too if you'd like to get a collection each month.
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    I'll talk about all five products separately along with the corresponding scents.

    Friday, November 7, 2014

    Colourpop Super Shock Shadows - Swatches and Review

    I Purchased This

    Today's post is on Colourpop's Super Shock Shadows, which have been getting tons of love from my fellow beauty bloggers due to the pigmented formula and unbelievable price tag (they're only $5.00 each!). I saw swatches of a few of them on Phyrra's blog (feel free to read here) and decided to pick up two colors in Get Lucky and Girly. They're also a local California company so I'm happy to support them (especially since it means I get my order faster!)

    These are touted as "long wearing cream eyeshadows with an elastic texture".

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    Click to read more!

    Monday, November 3, 2014

    Essie Jiggle Hi, Jiggle Low Nail Polish - Swatch & Review

    Now that Halloween is over, I can start to get into the Christmas spirit. Today's nail polish is from Essie's Winter Collection and wins the prize for having a ridiculous name despite the actual prettiness of the color. It's described as a molten gold but to me it's a silver-gold foil with subtle bronze/gold flecks to break up the monotony. It's a color that will look more silver or more gold depending on the lighting. This was opaque in two coats and easy to apply. I thought it might be streaky due to the metallic finish but thankfully it's not.


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    The rest of Essie's Winter Collection is forgettable so I'd just recommend picking up just this color.


    What's your current manicure color? 
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