Sephora : Black Friday Haul

Hello Black Friday deals! Sephora had a fun promo with a variety of things priced at $10.00. I picked up 5 of those deals, earned free shipping and used a promo code to score a makeup bag by OPI with 14 samples. I am donating the contents.

Pantone : Emerald 2013 Colour of the Year

Pantone has announced Emerald
as the 2013 Colour of the Year.
"Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony."
 
Do you have a favourite item in emerald?
 
 xoxo
• Nancy-Lee

Lipsi Cosmetics : Under Oath a Lipstick Review

"A full coverage lipstick that is as creamy as butter. This buttery lipstick is formulated with antioxidants to keep your lips fabulously soft, even after taking the lipstick off."

This is Lipsi Cosmetics best selling lipstick. It is a complex blend of rose pink, light brown and mauve which matches and enhances the natural lip color of every woman. I am pretty much a sucker for anything labeled Best Seller and I since love their Aphrodite Powder, I felt confident to purchase this sight unseen. Then I was reminded that one of my coworkers owns this lipstick so I was able to swatch it and instantly fell in love.

I was waiting for the right time to pouce - Black Ops was that time! While this lipstick was not promotionally priced, I bought it when I had earned free shipping and was able to use a Beauty Badge deepening my savings 15%.

Victoria's Secret : Black Friday Beauty Bag Haul

This was great timing. I needed new under thingies and Victoria's Secret was running their  Buy 1 Bra Get 1 for 50% Off. Since I am small chested, I have to order my bras online, the stores do not carry small cup sizes. Stop discriminating against the itty bitty titty comity, Victoria's Secret!! Joking aside, I got some beautiful bras and I also picked up 3 Lacie Hipsters for $33. Together these items pushed me over the threshold to gain their Black Friday Beauty Bag packed with:

You Da Balm : Coconut Lip Balm Review

I think those of us who love coconut know, it can go so wrong so fast. Completely skeptical I was assured by a colleague that this is the most amazing lip balm and it will smell completely 'real'. My October BeautyARMY Selection Window opens, I am offered Coconut and I select it. I LOVE coconut. I find it tropical and sexy.

Super hydrating without feeling greasy, this clear formula glides on smoothly without leaving behind a waxy feeling and it does not bleed off of my lips. I like to use it under my dryer lipsticks, it helps those products glide on which makes them easier to wear and more forgiving to any dry lip skin. I liked this by its self so much, I ordered a Variety Pack on Black Friday. I couldn't resist! They were on sale 3 for $5.99! This full size lip balm has a value of $3.32. I rate Coconut a coveted 5 out of 5 stars. I can't wait to try the other 2 flavours, Grapefruit and Tea Tree.



Born in Brooklyn and bred of soul, I can't wait to see what the future holds for this fabulous company!! Not to mention which flavours they add to (or add back to) the collection.
Which You Da Balm did you choose? 
xoxo
•Nancy-Lee

Bath and Body Works : A Black Friday Haul and Review

Ok, I have to tell the story. I was NOT going to go out on Black Friday but then I talked myself into it around 8:00pm. I threw on some makeup and jeans and headed to the shops. I knew I wanted to purchase all of the above and the Bag. I knew I could turn it into a great gift or donation. I also knew this was the only day that you could stack your coupons instead of making a bunch of little purchases and I wanted to be able to take advantage of this opportunity. I was after some specific things: hand soap, shower gel and the VIP bag.

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