Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Still Time to Get 20% off ColourPop!

Cyber Monday has been extended until 11:59 PST at ColourPop.  Get ready to save 20% off ColourPop cosmetics and free shipping on orders $30 or more (domestic).  Check out their special holiday collections.  I like the Love Line Eye Shadow gift set ($14.40; orig. $18.00).  The set includes four gorgeous dusty rose and neutral eye shadows: Truth (neutral light beige), Sequin (Copper penny with silver and gold glitter), Brady (soft dusty matte rose), and Static (deep burgundy in a pearlized finish).

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Break the Internet Cyber Monday at BH Cosmetics

Receive 40-80% off products at BH Cosmetics this Monday only!  My top picks for BH Cosmetics is the SuperNova 18 Baked Eye shadow Palette for $8 (originally $20; shown below) and the 6 piece neon pink brush set for $7.00 (originally $17.50).  Free shipping on order $50 or more.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Top 5 Gifts Under $10

Beauty Trove has found gifts for friends and office mates for under $10.  Check out my top picks for the best seasons greetings!

1.  Concrete Minerals Eye Shadows.  These are some of the softest, pigmented, and fun eye shadows available.  If your friends are fans of color, they will absolutely go gaga over these rainbow colored hues. Concrete is having a Black Friday and weekend sale so each shadow costs $5.60 and $6, respectively.  Otherwise regular prices are $8 a piece.  A steal all year round.  My favorites are West Coast, Prude, Brat and Angel Dust.

2.  ColourPop Creme Gel Eyeliners.  Pair your eye shadow with ColourPop's creamy gel eyeliners. Check out vivid blues, greens, and purples or stick to traditional blacks and browns.  Eyeliners are $5 each.

3.  Medusa's Makeup Bright Lip Gloss. Get your co-workers some fun and hydrating lip glosses by Medusa's Makeup for $9. 25% off this Black Friday
 These fun shades come with equally fabulous names like, Loud Mouth, and packaging.  Get an extra when you use the Promo Code black25.

4.  Mary Kay's Beauty Blotters Oil-Absorbing Tissues.  A value all year round at $6.  Help your friends and family out by filling their stockings with everyone's favorite helper.  Package comes with 75 tissues that can be used on all skin types, even sensitive skin.  Great to use before a selfie or a job interview.

5.  Biobelle Facial Sheet Mask.  Help those around you unwind by taking 10 minutes to destress using Biobelle's fabulous sheet masks.  Masks come in a variety of flavors that target needs, such as Decadence (for moisturizing), Happy Hour (for fine lines), and After Party (for brightening).  At $4.99, you can afford to get one for yourself too.

Concrete Minerals Blowout Sale!

Concrete Minerals, a 100% Vegan and Cruelty free independent cosmetics company, is having the best Black Friday and Weekend Sales.  Today only get 30% off site wide and Saturday - Monday receive 25% off everything.  If you are a fan of color, you will absolutely fall in love with Concrete Minerals Mineral Eye shadows.  Pick some up for yourself and save them as stocking stuffers during the holiday.  My top pick is the West Coast Eye Shadow (below) ($5.60; orig. $8.00), a vibrant ocean blue-green.  Perfect for any day of the week.  Get your colors now, while supplies last!

Blacker Friday at Urban Decay

Skip the malls, the stores, and the utter madness!  Urban Decay online has an internet breaking sale online.  Get all the cosmetics you have been desiring for 20% off today.  Stock up on your favorite mascara and get some presents for others as well.  Simply use the Promo Code BLACKER at checkout.  My top pick is the Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette ($44.00; $55.00), shown below. I will keep you updated on other deals this Black Friday.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Black Friday BOGO at Pur

Pur is having the most amazing Black Friday deal.  It is buy one, get one FREE!!!!  Most of the products are part of the BOGO with the exception of the Selfie and Selfie 2 palettes.  When you place an order, you will have to make the second item for the exact same product and color.  This is a good opportunity to stock up on your favorites or to buy a new cosmetic for yourself and as a gift for a friend.  To get in on the best deal of the year, simply type in BOGO2016 in the promo code section at checkout.  My top pick for the sale is the Transformation Sculpting Eye Shadow and Cheek Palette (seen below) for $32.00 for 2.  Go on Gorgeous, check out the sale!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Beauty Trove- Top 5 Favorites for October 2016

We are well past October but I wanted to share my favorite cosmetics and beauty items for the past month.  A lot of these items will most likely be on sale within the next couple of days for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  These all make great gifts for family and friends, you may even want to try out a few yourself!

1.  Shaanxo- 18 Color Eyeshadow and Lipstick Palette ($14.50; $22.00).  This is a super affordable palette and the price does fluctuate.  It is typically $14.50, but it has gone down to $12.50.
 The Shaanxo kit is a double sided palette that features 8 highly pigmented and warm toned eyeshadows on one side and the reverse side has 8 creamy lipsticks.  Both sides have a deluxe mirror, which I really like.  The colors are perfect for fall and winter.  I especially like the dual-chrome gray-blue color eyeshadow.  If you are a fan of Shaanxo, you can watch her youtube channel for a number of tutorials using this palette.  I am planning on keeping one of the Shaanxo palettes I own at work, in case I don't have time in the morning to apply my makeup.  This palette is really worth the price and will make an excellent gift for your family, friends, co-workers, or yourself.

2.  Mary Kay Translucent Loose Powder ($16.00).  After I apply my foundation, I will set it with a loose translucent powder.  This is a makeup tip so that your foundation will stay on for longer and not melt (you can also apply a setting spray after as well).  I used to use the BareMinerals Mineral Veil Powder but at $22.00 it was getting to be expensive.  I like the MaryKay powder as it is much finer than BareMinerals and a lot of other prestige brands.  Also, you really don't need that much to set your foundation.  Just dip your foundation brush in once, swirl, and tap off the excess and you are ready to apply it to your face.  If you are in the market for a new setting powder, I encourage you to try out the powder by Mary Kay.  Plus there is the added benefit of returning the item at full price if you are not happy with the results.

3.  Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer ($14.95).  I'm totally addicted to this bronzer!  I've been using this every day along with the translucent loose powder.  I use the bronzer to contour my cheeks, chin and nose.  It is an extra creamy bronzer that comes with a mirror underneath the product and a brush for application.  It smells absolutely lovely--coconut!  It comes in two shades light bronzer (forfair to medium complexions) and bronzer (for deep complexions).  This is a great option to apply a little color during the winter months.  This product has also won the Women's Health Beauty Award.

4.  Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara ($11.50).  I honestly don't know why I didn't try this mascara
out sooner.  I have long lower eyelashes and I could never get them all coated with my other mascaras.  The clinique bottom lash mascara like its name implies it meant only for your bottom lashes.  The mascara has a tiny wand that will neatly coat all of your bottom lashes with zero mess.

5.  Formula 10.0.6 So Totally Clean Micellar Cleansing Water. ($5.99).  My eye makeup remover does a great job at taking off my eyeshadow, eyeliner and mascara.  However, I've noticed that my cleanser still leaves a little bit of my foundation behind.  So I have added the So Totally Clean Micellar Cleansing Water (sensitive forumla) to my routine.  I still keep my cleanser in there but according to Formula 10.0.6, you really don't need it.  When I use my eye makeup remover, cleanser and micellar cleansing water, I've noticed that I have removed all my makeup, there isn't a stitch left of it on my face.  The smell of the So Totally Clean Micellar Cleansing Water reminds me a lot of witch hazel.  But other than that, I've been really happy with this product and it is now part of my permanent skin routine.

Let me know if you have tried any of these products and how well you liked them.  Also, what are your October favorites in beauty?

Friday, November 18, 2016

Early Cyber Deals at Ulta

Start your holiday shopping early this weekend.  Ulta has over 100+ items in its CyberFundays Sale.  CyberFunday features 20-50% off of prestige and other cosmetics.  A great option for white elephant gifts.  CyberFunday is for 11/18/-11/19/2016  only.  These are my favorites:

1.  Urban Decay Cosmetics' Electric Pressed Pigments Palette ($24.00; $49.00).  This is a fun and great way to celebrate the wild child within all of us.  This super pigmented palette features bold and electric colors in Revolt (metallic silver shimmer), Gonzo (bright turquoise), Slowburn (bright-red orange), Savage (bright hot pink), Fringe (bright metallic teal), Chaos (bright cobalt blue), Jilted (bright fuchsia with blue shift), Urban (bright metallic purple), Freak (bright green with gold shift), and Thrash (bright lime green).  This palette also has a dual ended soft eye brush.  You will need to use a good eye makeup remover, like Mary Kay's Oil-free Eye makeup Remover ($15.00), to take off the eyeshadow.

2.  Lipstick Queen's Seven Deadly Sins Lip Gloss ($12.00; $24.00).  Pick your choice of this creamy, high impact gloss in Lust (a dark red), Anger (fire-coral red), Decadence (fuchsia), Vanity
(dark wine), Avarice (nude peach), Indolence (nude pink), and Envy (purple).

3.  Bare Minerals Thank You, You're So Sweet 8 PC Set ($18.00; $36.00).  A super cure Eye Palette with 8 eyeshadows named after decadent sweets.  This is a great white elephant gift that is sure to please whoever is lucky enough to select it.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Sale on Stila Magnificent Metals Eye Liner!

The holidays are just around the corner and we all want to look our best for Thanksgiving dinner.  Stila Cosmetics is having a great steal of a deal on their Magnificent Metals Eye Liner ($12.00; orig. $25.00).  This is a great chance to amp your eye look.  I like the Magnificent Metals Eye Liner in Metallic Black Gold (shown in photo).  Other colors are metallic black tanzanite (a black gold purple), metallic navy (a black cobalt shimmer), and metallic gunmetal (deep charcoal shimmer).  These are all great colors to have.  You can also pick one up as a gift for a friend or co-worker.  When in doubt, stick with metallic gunmetal, which is perfect for Christmas and New Year's.  Free shipping is included when you purchase $30 or more in product!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Urban Decay Brush Sale

Urban Decay is known for its bright and vivid colors as well as gorgeous neutrals (found in the naked palettes).  But Urban Decay also has some of the softest cosmetic brushes available.  If you go to the sale section on Urban Decay's site, you will find several cosmetic brushes on sale!  These brushes range from foundation brushes, eye brushes, and lip brushes.  My favorites are The Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush ($13; orig. $26) and the Shading Brush ($13, orig. $26).  These are great prices to try out high end brushes.