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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Make Up Coupons - Target, Walgreens

I like coupons probably more than normal people. But who doesn't love a good deal?

Maybelline Baby Lips Lipbalm
This was cut down to $2.99 this week at Target.
If you check Target's coupon page there is a $2.00 off coupon for Maybelline Lip products.

This totals to you spending $0.99!

NYC New York Cosmetic
Target also has a coupon available for NYC New York Cosmetic item - $1.00
You might be able to snag these for FREE. Some Target's sell the nail polish or the lip stick for $0.94.


This week Walgreens has a Register Reward for Softlips. You will wind up paying $2.00, but once you pay you get a $2 coupon to use later!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Walgreens Register Rewards

So I recently discovered Walgreen's Register Rewards. This is a complex program, but totally worth it if you figure it all out. If you buy Item A as one transaction, then use the Register Reward (coupon) that printed off of it on another Item A, you will NOT get another coupon. I believe you can roll them though.
Buy Item A // Buy Item B + Use Item A Coupon // Buy Item A + Use Item B Coupon

I am not sure if it will print 2 coupons if you buy two of the same Register Rewards items in one transaction. Also, Register Rewards coupons EXPIRE, so look at the date before you stash it away to use later. You cannot use Register Rewards on everything, some things that are excluded are tobacco, and alcohol, there are more so look on the coupon for more details.

Below are the transactions that I have done / will be doing. They do not include tax, so add that into your scenario as you see fit.

Transaction 1
$4.99 Revlon Lipstick ($4 coupon received)
Paid $4.99

Transaction 2
-$4.00 Coupon USED
2/$3.00 Hair Ties ($3 coupon received)
3/$1.99 wrapping paper
Paid $0.99

Transaction 3
-$3.00 Coupon USED
$3.00 Colgate ($3 coupon received)
Paid $0.00

Transaction 4
-$3.00 Coupon USED
$2.00 Dentek Floss Picks ($2 coupon received)
$1.50 Oral B toothbrush ($1.50 coupon received)
Paid $0.50

Transaction 5
-$3.50 Coupon USED
$2.50 Crest 3D White Vivid Toothpaste ($2.50 coupon received)
$0.99 Advil PM 4ct ($0.99 coupon received)
$0.01 OVERAGE (They owe you)

Transaction 6
-$3.49 Coupon USED
$3.29 EOS Lip Balm
Something else that is cheap

Paid: $6.48
Cost of all the stuff you got?: $23.46+

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Radiant & Rested: Volume II Universal Complexion & Color Collection

Here are some more beautiful Tarte products that I recently purchased. I love buying small sizes of products to test out how well I like each product.

What this set includes:
- 0.11 oz Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Glisten (golden peachy pink with gold shimmer)
- 0.19 oz Provocateur Amazonian Clay Shimmering Powder in Champagne (golden champagne sheen)
- 0.5 oz Smooth Operator™ Amazonian Clay Illuminating Serum
- 0.1 oz LipSurgence™ Natural Lip Luster in Sweet (golden pink)
- 0.02 oz The Bright Side Double-Ended Eye Brightener (day - shimmering champagne/ night - shimmering pink)

*The blush is wonderful and actually does not fade away super fast. I had it on for hours and it looked like I had just applied it. Very happy with this, and will more than likely be buying the full size when I run out.
*The shimmering powder is gorgeous on my skin. It gives you glowing skin that is to die for!
*Illuminating Serum has the consistency of a liquid foundation, and trust me a little bit goes a long way. This small size will last me awhile since I will just need a dot of the serum to suit my needs.
*LipSurgence: I love Tarte's lip line, it is amazing how well the colors go on and moisturize the lips. I have been converted and do not see myself purchasing another type of lip product in a long, long time.
*Double Ended Eye Brightener: There are two sides, one is a champagne color and the other is a pink color. Both look great on, and makes the person look more awake and aware. I applied it on the inner corner of my eyes, as well as under my lash line to make my eyes pop a little more.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Double Dexter

Book: Double Dexter
Author: Jeff Lindsay
Rating: 3/5

Dexter Morgan is not your average serial killer. He enjoys his day job as a blood spatter analyst for the Miami Police Department . . . but he lives for his nighttime hobby of hunting other killers. Dexter is therefore not pleased to discover that someone is shadowing him, observ­ing him, and copying his methods. Dexter is not one to tol­erate displeasure . . . in fact, he has a knack for extricating himself from trouble in his own pleasurable way.

My Review:
If you have not read the Dexter series but you do watch the TV show be prepared for major differences. The TV series took parts of Book 1, and then did its own thing for most of season 1. Book two and after are completely different from the TV series. So if you are looking for more Dexter, try out the books at your local library or if you are a risk taker, go buy them!

Double Dexter was by far not my favorite in this series, but it is not the worst. It felt pretty average and Dexter was whiny and put down his nephew a lot.
The ending felt a bit rushed to me, I believe it is because most of the book is building up of how Dexter is reacting to having a copy cat/stalker. It is pretty much the same drill as always though, Dexter kills someone, there is drama in the office, and there is drama in the family. It felt like 95% of the book was suspense leading up to the resolution. The last 20-ish pages were how Dexter resolves everything. Some of the parts in the book made me want to smack Dexter. It felt like he was oblivious to something so obvious that a child could understand it. Don't even get me started on how much I wanted to smack Rita. She could not utter a single full sentence. I don't remember her being that bad in the other books. I'm not sure when she became such an airhead but hopefully she will not be in the next book.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Lip Service Limited-Edition LipSurgence Collection

I recently purchased Tarte's Lip Service Limited Edition LipSurgence Collection from Sephora. It is such a great deal, if you love Tarte products, this is a must buy.
The set includes 5 full size LipSurgence, two are lip tints, and three are lip lusters. The colors in this set are the following.

If you buy one of these full size products by itself it would cost you $24. The set is selling for $29, can we agree that this is a wonderful deal?

Each of these has a peppermint smell/taste to it, and of course you can put it on as lightly or dark as you wish. Don't let the glitter put you off on two of these lip products, it comes out wonderfully and doesn't make you look like you are in junior high. The color is supposed to last all day, but it generally lasts me a few hours before I need to reapply. A great benefit of using this product is that it actually moisturizes your lips. I have pale pink tone skin and all of the colors look great. I couldn't have asked for a better deal.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

November Birchbox 2011

1 // LaROCCA Champagne and Shimmer Acai Sugar Polish
2 // Klorane Soothing Eye Makeup Remover with Cornflower Water
3 // Oscar Blandi Jasmine Protein Mist
4 // Zoya Gems & Jewels Collection - Noel
Extra // Chuao Chocolate Bars
Unlocked: BaubleBar Black Wood Pop Bracelet
Black Wood Pop Bracelet ~ BaubleBar
I have no clue how I managed to get the BaubleBar bracelet. I have not referred anyone, and I did not buy any full size products. But thank you BirchBox! I LOVE the bracelet.

If you would like to sign up for BirchBox, you can use the below link or sign up on their website.

Also! If you are interested in getting $10 off your first order at BaubleBar, sign up now and it will give you a coupon code. *Note: Code expires within 72 hours, so sign up when you plan to buy.
You could pay as little as $8 for a bracelet, plus there is free shipping!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Momiji Coupon Code

I just placed my $60.24 order and got it for $45.24 including shipping! This offer is only good until November 14th, 2011.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

GoGoGirlfriend - October Box

This is my second GoGoGirlfriend box and I could not be more pleased. I love getting little sample boxes monthly, though GoGoGirlfriend goes above and beyond in how many products they put into their box. I will post a little review of the products as I go.

My full box
E.L.F. Eyelash Curler: I have bought this before because the pricing is super cheap ($1), and it works like any other eyelash curler I have tried.
E.L.F. Nail Polish - Cranberry: Gorgeous color, cannot wait to wear this in December. It really reminds me of Christmas.

Mango Beach - Glycerine Hand Therapy: Smells delicious, looks like a peachy pastel pink. Texture seems to be fairly thick, but does not leave hands feeling oily/greasy. Perfect for dry/cold months.
Oluv - Body Lotion: Texture is watery, looks like milk. Vegan product! Really basic lotion smell, I cannot place the scent but I have smelled it before. I can't say that it leaves the skin feeling moisturized for hours, but still a great size sample (2oz).
Modella - Make Up Bag: Super cute, vinyl type make up bag. Pure pink on the inside, ultra girly. Easy to clean, and I doesn't look super cheap. Love it!
Zhena's Gypsy Tea - Coconut Chai: I LOVE tea, I would drink it 24/7 if that was possible. On that note I HATE coconut, so I am super bummed that it was in that flavoring. I will be giving this away to a friend to try.
GoGoGirlfriend - Cherry Almond All Natural Soap: I received this sample last month and I am a huge fan of this soap. It smells f'ing wonderful. If GoGoGirlfriend ever quit making this, I would cry.

Blossoms - Eye Shadow - Enchanted: Loving this color, it is a warm gold, with slight sparkles. Do not confuse the sparkles with huge gaudy glitter, this is a very pretty color that would be good for anyone. Did I mention it is loose, and a mineral shadow?
Urban Decay - Loose Pigment - Protest: Not the best color (dark green), but still really pretty. Urban Decay has never steered me wrong with eye shadow and I doubt they will now. The only thing I dislike about this is all of the fallout. You will get the color and sparkles all under your eyes/tops of cheeks if you are not careful.

Details: You can choose to get a box every month ($12.99 a month) or get a box every other month ($13.98 every two months). Either way, you get a little box full of lovely items.

If you want to sign up, you can use my referral link or visit the website and sign up.


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Give Me Some Lip

I recently went to Sephora because I was dying to try out a little deluxe sample size kit they made of several lip products.

What is in the kit?

- 0.14 oz Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss in Fame (true color/ rosy plum sheen)
- 0.05 oz Tarte LipSurgence™ Natural Lip Tint in Moody (deep berry)
- 0.13 oz Benefit Benetint Rose-Tinted Lip & Cheek Stain
- 0.042 oz Kat Von D Painted Love Lipstick in Celebutard (nude peach beige)
- 0.07 oz Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Polish in Leslie (original/ gilded pearl pink)
- 0.33 oz Lancome Juicy Tubes Jelly in Raspberry Ice (sheer pink coral with gold flecks)


Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss in Fame: Color is so pretty, it goes on smoothly and lasts awhile. It didn't feel sticky as hell like quite a few out there. 

Tarte Lip Surgence Natural Lip Tiny in Moody: I thought this would be a super dark color and that I would not use it. I was totally wrong, this is by far my favorite product in the kit. You can put it on as dark or light as you want. It left my lips feeling shiny and smooth, and of course, gorgeous.

Benefit Benetint Rose-Tinted Lip & Cheek Stain: Gives you a color like you have been drinking fruit punch. It smells like roses, but not a nasty artificial rose. This is probably my #2 favorite of this box. The only thing I noticed was my lips want moisture right now since it is getting colder outside, and this doesn't really give them moisture.

Kat Von D Painted Love Lipstick in Celebutard: Worst product that I have bought in a long time. Why Sephora would include a total creamy nude in a kit, I have no clue. I have doubts that this color would look good on anyone. That being said, what I do like about this lipstick is the consistency. It goes on silky smooth, which leads me to believe I would actually like her line, just in a different color.

Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Polish: Very pretty color for pale skin. It tingled like crazy when I put it on, so I am wondering if it is a plumper, or if that is normal. Not quite sure...

Lancome Juicy Tubes Jelly in Raspberry Ice: Super sticky, but you get a shine on it that looks like a glass coating. Really sheer color with glitter. This is pretty good to go over another color to lighten that color up. I doubt I would wear it by itself.


All in all I am in love with two of the products, and plan on purchasing the full size as soon as my sample size runs out. This is why I love getting little sample sizes of products, I can test them and see which works great with me.