Monday, November 30, 2015

Zoya Cyber Monday Mystery Box 2015 $72 value for $20

I absolutely LOVE Zoya polishes! The formula is great, the colors are amazing and they always have such amazing deals (remember when the Pixie dusts were Buy one, get one free?!)

Well for Cyber Monday they have another awesome deal, a mystery box worth $72 for only $20. I have never tried a Zoya product I didn't love and I'm sure this box is well worth it. It also ships free which is one of my favorite things. Grab yours while they last by clicking here.

Once mine arrives I'll post pictures.

What Cyber Monday deals have you snagged?

Ulta Cyber Monday 2015 Plus a FREE 19 Piece Beauty Bag

Ulta has some amazing Cyber Monday deals this year and to be honest I was more impressed with these than their Black Friday deals. There's also a $10 off of $50 code (303711) if you can find anything it applies to.

You can find all the Cyber Monday deals here, but some of my favorites are:
The Lorac Pro Metal Palette
The Laura Gellar Beauty in a Box Set
$10 Blow Pro products
$15 Art of Shaving Starter set (my boyfriend loves these products and this is an awesome stocking stuffer.)
Buy 2, Get 1 Free Sheet Masks

 There are loads of other great deals including percentages off of certain brands and tons of free gifts with purchase.

If you spend $75 you can also add a 19 piece Beauty Bag in for free. I got one of these last year and it was great. You can use it as a way to try a bunch of new stuff, have travel sizes on hand of favorites or even gift it as a great stocking stuffer. This year there are 4 options to choose from:

You can find them here and simply add them to your cart. Just remember that if you don't have $75 of items in your cart it will charge you $75 for the bag.

What did you grab on Cyber Monday?

Sephora Cyber Monday 2015 Deals

Sephora has a pretty great set of affordable gifts they put out each Black Friday, but this Cyber Monday they've pulled out all the stops for some amazing limited edition sets. Find all the Cyber Monday deals here, below I'll show you some of my favorites.

Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow Collector's Palette  
$280 ($720 value)

I cannot even begin to explain how hard it was for me not to splurge on this AMAZING set. The Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows are probably my absolute favorite and if you've never tried them, I highly recommend it. They are so buttery smooth and very highly pigmented and they blend so well. I cannot say enough good things about them and this set comes with 30 full sized shadows split into 3 trays of 10 (Neutral, Bright and Smokey.) I do already own some of the shades in this set, but the real reason I'm skipping it is that I've already done a fair amount of Black Friday/Cyber Monday shopping and I have to be good. That being said if for any reason it's still around near my birthday and I have the cash to spare this baby is as good as mine.
(P.s. if anyone is feeling generous you can send me one.)

If you're curious it comes with: S-114 Pearl Gray, I-628 Reptile, D-826 Fig, M-100 Black, ME-554 Gunmetal, ME-302 Peacock, S-832 Ash Plum, M-608 Red Brown, M- 626 Neutral Brown, D-652 Celestial Earth, M-664 Fawn, M-536 Milk Tea, ME-512 Golden Beige, S-502 white sand, M-546 Dark Purple Taupe, I-544 Pink Granite, S-642 Latte, I-514 Pink Ivory, M-126 Chalk, D-926 Blueberry, ME-230 Peacock Blue, ME-338 Acidic Green, D-236 Lagoon Blue, M-408 Mustard
- 6 x 0.08 oz Artist Shadow Blush in M-928 Eggplant, D-926 Blueberry, I-922 Electric Purple, S-748 Coral, M-846 Morello Cherry, I-858 Flamingo, I-722 Mandarin

Too Faced Ultimate Chocolate Box

There really isn't any value in this set as it's exactly the same price as ordering the two Chocolate Bar palettes on their own, but if you don't own them and have been wanting them the packaging is extra adorable.

Smashbox Always Sharp Lip Liner Set
$89 ($200 value)

I'll be honest this set looks amazing to me, but I don't know how much use I'd make of it. It's very tempting as I don't own many lipliners, but it's because I very often skip that step (or I just use a nude or clear.) There's pretty much every color you could ever need and it's a great value, plus they're waterproof which is amazing.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Vault
$245 ($400 value)


This set comes with 10 Urban Decay eyeshadows and all 10 Moondust eyeshadows for 20 in total. It is a very good deal and you get a great range of shadows and I do love that the Moondust shadows are in there (I'm a girl who enjoys a sparkle a great deal.) If you have the funds to spend a better deal is The Mother Lode which can be found on the Urban Decay website. It's more expensive up front, but a better value overall. For comparison: the Sephora vault comes out to $12.25 per shadow and the Mother Lode comes out to $8.75 per shadow. The Sephora set is less up front however and a great range of colors as well. The Mother Lode also comes with the Nirvana build your own palette so you can make a custom quad. The Mother Lode is worth a whopping $1302!

But back to the Sephora Urban Decay Eyeshadow Vault

The colors are: Scorpio Moondust (black matte with gold sparkle), Zodiac Moondust (smoky black blue/green shift and blue/green sparkle), Vortex Moondust (smoky black with green shift and gold sparkle), Moonspoon Moondust (medium gray with bright silver sparkle), Shockwave Moondust (deep berry with pink and blue sparkle), Blackout (blackest black matte), Lounge (brick red satin with a green shift), Mildew (mossy green shimmer with a gold shift), Mushroom (warm gray shimmer), Rockstar (deep aubergine shimmer), Solstice Moondust (metallic pink red with green sparkle and shift), Space Cowboy Moondust (light champagne with bright silver sparkle), Darkforce Moondust (taupe brown with gold iridescent sparkle), Interstellar Moondust (antique gold with pink and gold sparkle), Cosmic Moondust (metallic white with iridescent sparkle and shift), Last Call (metallic plum shimmer), Scratch (rose gold shimmer), Busted (deep brown shimmer), X (peach shimmer with gold), Sellout (pink champagne shimmer)

Bite Beauty Lip Lab
$298 ($432 value)

This is another set I am absolutely lusting over! I got a sample once of a Bite lipstick and was immediately smitten with the formula. Their lipsticks are highly pigmented and wear beautifully and I don't find them drying on the lips. This amazing set has 12 limited release colors (one for every month.) The colors are on the more bold size (no nudes or shy colors here), but for me they are right in my wheelhouse with lots of reds, purples and pinks.
Seriously, how gorgeous are these?

Set includes: Crème Deluxe Lipstick in 001 (deep burgundy with red undertone), 002 (purple/pink), 003 (fire red/coral), 004 (rich, luminous fuchsia), 005 (hazy lilac), 006 (tangy coral/rose), 007 (bubblegum magenta), 008 (bright, balanced orange), 009 (deep, cherry red), 010 (blue-toned violet), 011 (deep brown with red undertone), 012 (festive pink-red) 

(Someone tell Santa to bring me these!)

Yves Saint Laurent Iconic Lip Wardrobe
$250 ($448 value)

This set just screams luxury to me. Maybe it's the sleek packaging, but I this set just seems so luxe. My only worry is that I would sit on a shelf to look pretty and never use it. To be honest I have not tried any of the the YSL lip colors, but I have heard very good things. I like that this set has a multitude of shades and finishes/types of product.
These are just gorgeous!

Set includes: Tint-In-Oil N4, Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres in 104, Vernis À Lèvres Plump Up in 200, Rouge Pur Couture Vernes A Levres in 7,;postID=6670811416546922468Gloss Volupté in 20, Rouge Volupté in 1, Rouge Volupté in 14, Rouge Volupté in 7, Lip Liner in 17, Lip Liner in 6, Volupté Sheer Candy in 15, Volupté Sheer Candy in 16, & Volupté Sheer Candy in 17.

Last, but certainly not least:

GlamGlow Glow on the Go Trio
$39 ($57 value)
This is the smallest of the value sets that caught my eye, but would make a great stocking stuffer or Yankee Swapper gift. I've tried some samples of these recently and really liked them. This is a great way to try a few and see which you like or a great gift to give (you could even make a spa basket around it.) While this set doesn't have the wow factor of some of the other sets, it's much more affordable and still a great deal.

You get 0.5oz each of: THIRSTYMUD Hydrating Treatment, POWERMUD Dualcleanse Treatment, & YOUTHMUD Tinglexfoliate Treatment

As I mentioned before there are lots of other great deals at Sephora during Cyber Monday, but these were just a few of my favorites. What deals did you score on Cyber Monday?

Photos from and property of Sephora.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Cruelty Free Mink Lashes are on Hautelook

Eyelashi Luxe Mink Lashes are up on HauteLook now and they are fabulous looking. I love that these are the amazing softness of mink, but are cruelty free.

Seriously, check these out. Are they not amazing??? These are just a couple of my faves, but there are lots of others too. Head on over to HauteLook to snatch these up before they're gone!

Tarte is on Hautelook

Tarte is on Hautelook and has some amazing deals right now including the coveted Park Ave Princess contour palette. Grab your goodies here.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Colourpop Holiday Sets + Save 20%

If you've been looking at goodies from Colourpop this would be an awesome time to grab them! Right now if you get all 3 holiday sets you can save 20%. I've heard nothing but rave reviews about Colourpop so these are sure to go fast.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

New Urban Decay Naked Vault featuring Naked Smokey

 It's back...

 This awesome value of a vault disappeared quickly off the Sephora & Urban Decay sites, but it's back on Ulta now! These will go fast so make sure you don't hesitate. If I didn't already have all the Nakeds I would get it, but as I kept missing out on the vaults before I just went ahead and got the palettes on their own. But if you've had your eyes on these amazing palettes for a while, this is the time to grab them. You save over $100 by buying the vault instead of the palettes individually.

Grab it here! And don't forget to use Swagbucks to get rewarded for buying!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

I tried out GlamGlow Youthmud Tingle Exfoliate Treatment

For a long time I've been hearing about GlamGlow and how amazing it's supposed to be... but it's $69 a jar at Sephora (a little less on Amazon) and I was skeptical. The great thing about Sephora though is that they give out samples if you ask nicely. So the last time I was at Sephora as I was about to check out I asked the girl helping me if I could try it out and she made me a little sample and off I went.
Then I forgot about it for about a month...

Last night my skin was feeling a little congested and not looking it's best when I remembered I had the untried sample sitting around.

It's easy enough to use. Apply a thin layer. Wait 10 minutes. Remove with water using circular motions. Marvel at your skin.

What it's supposed to do: "This mud mask leaves skin noticeably radiant and glowing. It works with the body's natural moisturizing collagen to provide gentle resurfacing exfoliation and helps to leave skin smoother, brighter, and softer. While providing tighter skin texture and tighter pores, it provides a more youthful appearance and absorbs impurities without removing natural oils."

What's in it:
French Sea Clay: Absorbs impurities and toxic substances, while leaving essential natural oils and minimizing pore size.
Volcanic Pumice Rock: Multi-level surface exfoliation that you control to clear dead skin cells, smoothing out fine lines and softening skin texture.
Green Tea Leaf Pieces: GLAMGLOW® groundbreaking patent pending TEAOXI™ technology delivers fresh Super-Squalene, EGCG super antioxidants, and Polypenols directly into the mud from the real pieces of tea leaf.

So I applied a thin layer to my whole face, I noticed some bits that looked like leaves before reading about how there are actual bits of tea leaf in it. For a bit I was wondering if it was chopped up kale.

Then I proceeded to SnapChat it to my friends. Because if you don't send a Snap of your mud mask, did you even really do it? (PS add me: CrashLvsDanger)

I waited the 10 minutes and to be honest I never felt a tingle. Maybe I'm so used to chemical peels that I didn't even notice it, but typically I can feel that kind of stuff. Maybe my tingle was broken.

During the removal you're supposed to use circular motions to exfoliate and remove the mask. To be honest this was my favorite part. This was where I actually felt anything happening. I got a very slight tingle (not much, but I'll take it), but the best way to describe it is that my skin felt awake. When I had removed everything my skin felt very soft and smooth and just refreshed overall.

The Verdict: Definitely a nice little pick me up for skin, especially after a long day, but you're supposed to use this 3 times a week to see real improvement and I don't know that this did enough to get me on board. Nice for a girls night or once in a while, but I wouldn't commit. I have other masks from other companies which gave more benefit at lower price points. I have samples of a few other masks from them that I will also try out and see how they do.

Have any of you tried out the GlamGlow masks? What did you think? Were you wowed?

Friday, July 17, 2015

Nordstrom Anniversary Beauty Exclusive Bag

This Nordstrom Anniversary Beauty Exclusive Bag is available only through HauteLook and is only $29! These will sell out fast for sure, get yours here.

This set includes:

Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief Deluxe Sample: Lightweight cream-gel plumps skin with 24-hour hydration. Oil-free. Its unique texture must be experienced to be believed.

 Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm Deluxe Sample: Super-nourishing balm is loaded with mango and shea butters. Just what dry, delicate lips need to feel comfortably soft and smooth.
Color: Super Strawberry (red)

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner Mini Sampler Kit: Discover Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner with 2 top shades and a mini brush. A true original. This award-winning long-wearing eyeliner offers the precision of liquid liner with the ease of a gel-based formula - all with 12 hours of waterproof and sweat- and humidity-resistant wear. Black Ink/Steel Ink (black)

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Packette: The first step to any great close-up is great skin - skin that's free of fine lines and pores. That's one of the reasons why primer was the first product created at Smashbox Studios. We developed a formula that diffuses the light hitting skin to blur out imperfections for an even, soft-focus look. It also makes makeup look better and last longer. Think of our primer as the original blur - and the best way to start your makeup every day.

Glamglow Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment Deluxe Sample: A nondrying hydration mask to deliver instant, extreme hydration.

Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Eau De Parfum Vial On Card: An intensified Cashmere Mist - The sheer scent inspired by the feel of cashmere upon a woman's skin, this fragrance combines Moroccan jasmine, lily of the valley and bergamot with warm undertones of sandalwood, amber and musk.

Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging Creme Deluxe Sample: This high-performance, multi-action moisturizer dramatically reduces the look of multiple signs of aging: lines, wrinkles, loss of firmness, dullness and dehydration.

Estee Lauder Black Clutch Bag

Alex & Ani is on HauteLook!

Alex & Ani is on HauteLook right now and I am so excited! I love Alex & Ani, they're from my area and they make such awesome jewelry. I'm definitely snapping up a few pieces before they sell out.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Too Faced is on HauteLook

Too Faced is on HauteLook and there are some great deals! These are sure to sell out quickly, so head over there fast! Palettes are as low as $16!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Urban Decay is on HauteLook!

If you know me, you know I love Urban Decay and I love HauteLook and now those two have come together! Get it while you can at these awesome prices!

Comment down below with your favorite UD product

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Massive April Haul! Ulta, Sephora, Lilly Pulitzer for Target, Victoria's Secret, Michael Kors and more!

So... there was a lot of shopping this month...

There were lots of deals everywhere and Sephora and Ulta both had their once a year coupons good for anything so you know I had to stock up.

Check out my haul and if you like what you see subscribe!
Please comment what you'd like to see in depth reviews on and I'll try to get those posted for you.

Thanks for watching!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

ModCloth Stylish Surprise is back in time for Spring!

It's my favorite time again, Stylish Surprise time! If you read my blog or follow my Instagram you know how much I love ModCloth and especially their Stylish Surprise. So what is it? Stylish Surprise is a limited time event where you purchase a mystery item by category and only select the size. The cost is $10-25, but the value ranges from $25 to $250! I've received several gorgeous high end pieces for only $10 sometimes. Categories include Shoes, Apartment, Apparel, Outerwear, Dresses, and Accessories depending on what's available. You never know what you might get, but with ModCloth, it's always gorgeous.

Hurry over to the site and grab them before they sell out! Want to be the first to know when these deals are happening? Download the free ModCloth app.

Friday, March 13, 2015

50% off Urban Decay Eyeshadows

Today only Ulta Platinum Rewards members can get Urban Decay shadows for only $9! These are some of my favorite eye shadows and they were recently reformulated to be even smoother and more pigmented than before. There is also a case available if you want to build your own palette. The shadows pop out of their individual containers and easily into the palette. Be sure to check your email today to see if you can also qualify for 3x points since that will help you to earn more Ulta Rewards.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Calvin Klein Reveal VoxBox from Influenster

As you all know by now I'm sure, I love Influenster and I love VoxBoxes! It was exciting to get a designer fragrance to test for this box, especially from Calvin Klein since I already love a few of their fragrances as does my boyfriend. This box contained a sample of their new Reveal for Men fragrance as well as a card holder (think a mini wallet, but flat.)

This came in right before Valentine's Day and my boyfriend was able to wear it out for a few days and test it for me. He really liked it and said it's something he would wear again. I liked it on him as well. It's a bit woody and a very sexy fragrance. I'm intrigued and now I want to try the women's version for myself.

Want to get awesome free products to test and review? Click the Influenster button to the right of this post to get started. It's free and all you have to do is give your honest opinion.

The products reviewed in this post were provided free of charge through Influenster and Calvin Klein through the Influenster VoxBox program. Receipt of these products does not guarantee a positive review.

Important Update

As you may have noticed I haven't been active on my blog for quite a few months and I apologize. I have had some technical issues, issues with the site and some personal things which have inhibited my blogging. This post is to just let you know that yes, I am still here and yes the blog will continue. I am planning on making some changes and making a triumphant return soon. I recently moved and am currently building a beauty room and when it's finished I'll have a tour up on here.

Moving forward I'd love to know what you want to see. My plan is to bring back Sample Sunday and Mani Monday and I have a few new ideas I'd like to try, but ultimately I'd love to know what types of posts you'd like to see.

Also remember to follow me on Instagram where I'm planning some upcoming giveaways.