Cyber Monday!

Today is Cyber Monday, a "holiday" that has only been around for a few years but the biggest online shopping day of the year!
Here are a few fantastic Cyber Monday sales that are going on:

Forever 21: Free Shipping No Min Purchase CODE: CYBERMONDAY10
E.L.F Cosmetics: 55% Site Wide + Free Shipping CODE: BCG55
Mario Badescu: Free Shipping + Free Gift CODE: CMONDAY
Bath & Body Works: 25% Off Entire Order CODE: CYBER25
Amiclubwear: 45% Off Entire Order CODE AMICM45

I love cyber monday!! I will be doing some online shopping today for sure! hope this helped everyone.
If you know of any other deals that are going around, please comment below. Thanks so much!



Express is offering 40% off in its stores on Black Friday. Gift cards and clearance items are excluded. *sad face* The offer lasts until noon (12pm). After 12, the sale continues....BUT shoppers get 30% off instead of 40% off. So wake up early for a better deal!! I know I will :)


Life Span of Your Makeup

average life span: 4 to 6 months

Mascaras tend to start smelling like burnt plastic between 4-6 months. Always check!

average life span: 1 year

Pencils: throw them away if the tip starts oozing or if some sort of oily substance forms
Liquid: about 6 months..

average life span: 1 year

Keeping foundation away from sunlight or any type of heat helps the life span.

average life span: 1 year

Always keep the container tightly closed and sealed to have a lasting shelf life.

Blush and eye shadow
average life span: 1 to 2 years

Creams last about 1 year; powders about 2.

average life span: 8 months

Life span of your lipstick can be less than 8 months if it's no longer in its original form; or if it has come into contact with a sore or some sort of infection - throw it away!

Makeup brushes
average life span: 1 year or longer (depending on brand or how well you take care of them)

Natural-hair brushes: (used for powder) — wash can clean them ONCE a week
Synthetic brushes: (used for creams) wash TWICE a week

Jessica Simpson @hautelook

wow, stila's (deal of the day) is still in stock!
but anyways..

7 more hours until Jessica Simpson apparel and shoes go on sale at hautelook!

I love her shoe collection. can't wait to check out what they have in stock. hopefully hautelook offers more popular brands like mac, sigma, marciano, burberry, etc soon! until then..I'll be on the look out and updating you guys! :)


Urban Decay is back!!

Urban Decay is going to be on sale AGAIN on [HAUTELOOK] tomorrow!! :) hopefully new stuff or at least different items from the ones they had a few weeks ago on hautelook.

wow. urban decay barely lasted a day!! it started at 8am EST this morning and when I came to check up on it around 2pm (est), I had received a pop up message saying the primer potion sold out!! wow~ did anyone happen to get their hands on anything from urban decay or even the udpp?!




+ smashbox lip palette
+ smashbox duo blush

E.L.F: (everything I bought was between $1- $3!!)

+ e.l.f. Essentials Brow Comb + Brush
+ e.l.f. Essentials Blending Eye Brush
+ e.l.f. Studio Eyeshadow "C" Brush
+ e.l.f. Mineral Eyeshadow Primer
+ e.l.f. Essentials All Over Cover Stick
+ e.l.f. Studio 27 Piece Mini Makeup Collections (palette)




Here's a closer look at the swatches:
(click on the picture to enlarge for a better view)
w/o flash

w/ flash

Which base makes a better primer?



As you all may know or seen in my previous video, I enjoy going to Victoria's Secret every now and then to pick up my FREE panty :) Be sure to subscribe to their pink nation if you wanna do the same! But yeah -- I was browsing in their makeup section and I happen to spot their "Pro Lasting FX EyeShadow Primer" so I had to try it out right away. Also, I apologize for not taking a pic of the swatch I did at the store. I guess..I was too excited lol. But anyways..as you can see from the picture above, the primer is packaged in a narrow-point, white, plastic tube (very similar to the TFSI). The only size they offer is 0.28 oz and it's only $8!! Although, when I squeezed out the primer...oil came out first. I don't know about you guys, but that's a turn off. If you have oily lids, this is not the primer for you. After wiping off the oil, I rubbed a little of the primer on my arm for swatching. Since they have all their eyeshadows out for testing, I decided to test it with their satin collection. I noticed a slight difference from the non-primed and the already primed. Again, the difference is not that big. In conclusion, the primer does do its job. So, for those of you that are looking for a cheaper alternative to UDPP and TFSI, be sure to check out this primer. But if you would like to go a lot cheaper, try E.L.F's primer. I will be doing a review on it in my next post! So stay tuned!

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disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any of these companies mentioned. These products have been purchased by my OWN money. These are my honest opinions.



guess what?! hautelook is selling urban decay this week!
up to 75%-80% off of all urban decay products!!
hurry tho. offer ends wed, 11/3 at 8:00am; pacific time.

here's the link: