Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Beauty Deals

This time of year may make you excited for turkey, stuffing, touch football. Or this time of year may make you excited for deals and steals. As you are finishing off your pumpkin pie, deals are brewing to help your holiday shopping make the least impact on your wallet. The beauty department gets to play a role in the fun. Below are Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals that cannot be missed.  

Townhouse Spa: The luxurious midtown Manhattan spa is offering a host of deals on some of their best packages from the Duo Package a $250 value for $200 which includes a facial, massage and manicure. Enjoy a 90 minute massage for $125 which is normally $195.

Anthony: From 11/28-12/1 enjoy 30% off site-wide from this favorite Men’s grooming company.

Ahava: Enjoy 35% off using the code BFRIDAY14 and on Cyber Monday recieve the 35% off and a Triple Mineral Body Lotion with the code CYBRMON35

Sibu Beauty: Enjoy 60% off the entire site of their ethically sourced skin care products by entering the code SIBU60 at checkout. Enjoy free shipping when you spend $50 or more.

Dr. Brandt Skincare: Enjoy 40% off the entire site and free shipping. No code necessary, runs 11/26-11/28. For Cyber Monday, enjoy 40% off eye creams from 11/30-12/1

Perricone MD: They are launching a curated selection of 18 products at up to 60% off starting Wednesday, 11/26 through Monday, 12/1.
VMV Hypoallergenics:  This hypoallergenic skincare line will be offering 20% off several of their skin care lines including Essence, Red Better, Illuminants+, Re-Everything, Id, SuperSkin and Grandma Minnie lines and 50% off of their Skintelligent Beauty Line. As well they will be offering free shipping from November 27th to December 1st. Those who spend $100 or more will received a branded VMVerdant canvas tote.  

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics: Enjoy 20% off site-wide on from 11/28 to 12/1, plus the return of the Black Box Set.  

Breakups to Makeup: 15% off site-wide on from 11/28 to 12/1 with the code HOLIDAY15.  

Susan Posnick: They are offering great deals from 30% off Colorflo and 50% off any colorflo refill.  Additionally 20% off all orders and a free mascara with any purchase. Free shipping and holiday packaging is being offered as well.  

Rita Hazan: Enjoy 25% off all products on site through Cyber Monday

Yes To: There are a variety of deals being offered. Enjoy 40% off on Friday and 35% off on Saturday and Sunday. On Monday enjoy a free gift with purchase of $35 or more. From Tuesday on, free shipping will be offered.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Boxed and ready to go

Less is more and then more is less. Sometimes you can spend less to get more. However, you often need to be a member. Well, a member of a warehouse club to get the exclusive on bulk items. Some of those memberships can cost a small fortune and you still have to find a way to schlep it all home. However, our small cars, or New York City problems have been answered with Boxed. Boxed is an online bulk retailer. Just like the giant warehouses there are major savings, but you can shop in the comfort of your own home. Boxed has all the products you need on hand from cleaning supplies to shampoo and other beauty necessities. By buying in bulk you are able to save money. You can get 5 EOS Lip balms for under $12. That is 20% off for each one if you buy them individually. If you do not need five lip balms, split them with friends. Everyone loves a deal and a good lip balm. When you fill up your cart, your deals ship to you for free. There is no need to figure out how exactly you are going to pack everything into your car. Waiting time for your Coconut Waters to arrive is minimal. There is less of a temptation to buy every sample you try which ultimately saves you money. Just admit it you bought the Channa Masala after trying it, yet it sits unopened in your pantry. Since membership is free sign up and enter the invitation code WN2IV to receive a $20 discount on your first order. That’s enough to cover the Dove Beauty Bars which will keep your skin looking eternally young.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

My life in 4 pictures!

College Friends at our 5 year reunion 
Obsessed with my Dores! At a basketball game 
Sunset on my cruise with dad! I love color

Mom, Michael, and I at Soul Cycle. Reping Campus Protein, ALL the time

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Giveaway alert: 30-Day Introdctory System from Meaningful Beauty by Cindy Crawford

30-Day Introdctory System from Meaningful Beauty by Cindy Crawford

It is no lie that one of the most beautiful women to this day is still Cindy Crawford. That mole is recognized anywhere, but it’s the ageless skin that keeps her so gorgeous. Instead of keeping it all to herself Cindy has created her own line of skincare, Meaningful Beauty by Cindy Crawford. She has helped to create a line of 30 plus products to transform skin.  Cindy has partnered with Dr. Jean-Louis Sebagh to create remarkable anti-aging products from natural ingredients. The comprehensive skin care collection is designed to moisturize, protect, hydrate and rejuvenate by using powerful antioxidants to fight free radical damage, vitamins to enhance radiance and marine extracts for intensive moisture and firming. A great way to introduce skin to the benefits of Meaningful Beauty Skincare is with the 30-Day Introductory System ($40).  The system comes with Crème de Serum, Advanced Formula Lifting Eye Crème, Skin Brightening Décolleté and Neck Treatment SPF 15, Antioxidant Day Crème SPF 20 UVA/UVB, and Skin Softening Cleanser. There is also two great bonuses of the Wrinkle Smoothing Capsules and Glowing Serum.  For example, Crème de Serum is three distinct products that combine when pumped from the bottle to uses the powerful antioxidants to reduce fine lines and increase skin’s hydration. 

One lucky reader is going to have the chance to win the complete kit and watch her skin transform. Follow the link below to rafflecoptor to ensure that you are entered to win this revolutionary skincare kit. Start to look as youthful as Cindy Crawford.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

H&M is coming to Nashville!!!!

When I moved to Nashville from New York I missed 2 things: the ability to jay walk across 2nd ave to fulfill my chocolate craving at the bodega at 3 am and fabulous fashionable clothing on a reasonable budget. I traded my just out of college and working for a fashion company salary to being a poor i have no salary grad student. However what didn't follow me was H&M to help me look great without breaking the bank. Well it was following but at a glacially slow crawl. As i finish grad school with the intentions of staying here i was overjoyed this past winter when Nashvillians started posting announcements on their Facebook walls about a little stores opening. Next month, Thursday June 6th at Noon in Opry Mills the first Tennessee H&M finally opens its doors. It will be almost 25,000 square foot, 25,000 square feet of AFFORDABLE fashion for ladies, men, young ladies and young men, with separate “store within store” sections for accessories, lingerie, sports apparel and maternity. There will also be they ridiculously inexpensive children’ line and the plus-size line, H&M+.
Want to save even more while in there? Clean out your closet because H&M is part of a global garment recycling program. Bring in a bag of unwanted clothes from any brand and in return reiceve a 15% off coupon for an item of your choice.
In celebration of opening day, H&M at Opry Mills will offer the first 300 shoppers in line an H&M t-shirt and Access to Fashion Pass, valued from $10 to $300, in addition to other fantastic opening offers for the whole family!
H&M will open its doors at Opry Mills in just a few short weeks.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Happy Macaron Day! Enjoy Free Sweets!

Credits: Julien Haler
It seems as if the macaron has replaced the cupcake as the baked good dujour. This is true, it has. So why not celebrate its deliciousness. Today is Macaron Day and throughout New York City, you can get your macaron on for free. Sponsored by François Payard Bakery and benefiting Cityharvest, the following participating bakeries are giving out free, yes FREE, macarons while supplies last. This is just a few of the participating bakeries:
Bisous, Ciao. Macarons, 101 Stanton Street (212) 260-3463, and 235 Bleecker Street (212)-675-6366
Bosie Tea Parlor, 10 Morton Street (212) 352-9900
Bakery at Time Warner Center, Ten Columbus Circle, Third Floor, (212) 823-9366
Bouchon Bakery at Rockefeller Center, One Rockefeller Plaza, (212) 782-3890
Butterfield Market, 1114 Lexington Avenue (212) 288-7800
Épicerie Boulud, 1900 Broadway, (212) 595-0303
Francois Payard Bakery, 1775 Broadway/3 Columbus Circle, (212) 956-1775
FP Patisserie, 1 W 59th St, (212) 759-1600
Macaron Café, 161 West 36th Street (212) 566-8300, 44 E. 59th Street (212)995-0888, and 750 Third Avenue (212)995-0888
Macaron Parlour, 111 St. Marks Place (347) 979-6023
Mad-Mac “The Authentic French Macarons” at Bernardaud, 499 Park Avenue at 59th Street, (973) 225-0930
Mille Feuille Bakery and Café, 552 Laguardia Pl (646) 626-6472
Todd English Food Hall at The Plaza Hotel, 1 W 59th St, (212) 986-9260
For the full list click link. So cancel the rest of the day and put that unlimited Metro card to use and Macaron hop. Come back here and tell the readers which are the best in town.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

A sampling of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals to get you excited

If you are willing to brave the crowds or deal with a slower page load here are some Black Friday and Cyber Monday beauty deals that cannot be missed: They are offering 20% site wide until Saturday, November 24th.

C.O. Bigelow: They are offering 20% off site wide now through Tuesday, November 27th.

Sabon: Starting Black Friday through Cyber Monday enjoy 20% off our entire collection.

Bath and Body Works: They are having VIP Black Friday goodie bags that are filled with the following:
  • Cashmere Glow Body Lotion
  • Cashmere Glow Shower Gel
  • Paris Men’s Shower Gel
  • Paris Amour Body Lotion
  • Sparkling Pink Champagne Anti-Bac Foaming Hand Soap
  • Mini Candle in Cranberry Bellini
  • Gauze Sponge
WHAT IT COSTS: $20 with any $40 in-store purchase (over $100 value)

INGLOT Cosmetics: Starting at 3AM on Black Friday receive 20% off your entire purchase until 3AM on the 27th. 

Bobbi Brown: Every purchase until Sunday receives a trio of deluxe sized samples, free shipping and a specially sized lip gloss. Starting Monday, orders will receive 5 free samples and free shipping. 

Nature’s Gate: For their new Facial Care Collection they are offering 40% off any product in honor of their 40th anniversary. Enter code CYB40 at check out

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Hitchin a ride

Side Car
Stick your hand out in San Francisco and it may become a tad tired.  No you are not competing to get the world record for keeping your arm out, but trying to hail a taxi.  Twenty minutes pass and nada.  Well low and behold if you have a smart phone (you do this is San Francisco) download the app Side Car.  Side Car is your answer to a taxi drought.  It is a community based service where prescreened, approved drivers use their own vehicles to drive you from point A to point B for a price significantly cheaper than taxis. 

So what you do is tell Side Car where you are, and where you are going.  It will then tell you the average community price and the closest driver.  When a driver accepts your route a picture of said driver and their vehicle will pop up.  Additionally, it will tell you how far away your ride is.  Gone are the days of sticking your hand out and in are the days when you know you can go back and grab a bottle of wine before your ride comes (true story).  When you arrive at your location, you pay through your phone and rate the driver.  The driver rates you as well.  How else will someone agree to pick you up next time, or you choose that driver if they don’t have stellar reviews.  If you pay the community average and are not a bumbling idiot you will get your four stars.

Skeptical?  So was I, but I just returned from San Fran and used Side Car the whole trip.  After dining with a friend who lived in town she suggested used Side Car to go get ice cream.  Since I was with a group, I agreed and the rest is history.  After our fabulous driver got us there safely I downloaded the app.  Because my friend recommended me, I got $10, and so did she.  Talk about incentive, especially since the average ride is around $10.  For the rest of the trip before heading to dinner we would tell Side Car where we were going.  In less than 10 minutes our clean, safe ride was there.  As I took my last Side Car ride to the airport I longingly hope for the day where Nashville is the next city they choose to start service. 

Friday, March 9, 2012

Get Paid to Spend Money

You know I love to shop.  The majority of my check ins on foursquare are in retail locations, but no one is paying me to set foot in there.  What if they were?  Well we would have a major problem and my spacious closet would be far from it.  However, there are some incentives to get shopping on the interwebs.  Ebates is helping line our pockets for that online shopping addiction.  What is Ebates and how can you get your fix you ask?  Well, Ebates is a free (yes! no  obligation) site where they have partnered with hundreds of stores on the internet to give loyal customers a cash back bonus for the shopping they are already doing.  Stores from the Gap to Groupon give customers a cash back.  Cash back is based on the percentage spent and the deal being offered.  Some stores offer just 1% where others reach upwards of 10%.  The average I have seen is 3-5%.  It may not seem like a lot but think about all that shopping you do.  Ahhhhh its a lot and trust me it adds up.  If you are going to hit the web for a little bit of a shopping spree you need to first log onto Ebates and find the store you are looking to drop some benjamins at.  Click on the link and Ebates notes you are shopping there.  If you hit check out Ebates will shortly notify you that you should expect a cash back.  Ebates pays out 4 times a year and they will deposit the money into your paypal account or send you a check.  Feeling generous, you can dontate it to charity too.  Book mark the site as a favorite so you do not forget it when the urge to splurge strikes.  Now go shop and watch the rewards roll in. 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Giveaway happening over on Examiner

Y'all I have been privileged to offer a giveaway over on my examiner site.  Click the link and enter to win the new innovative Clearasil PerfectaWash before it hits store shelves!

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