NOTD #4: Holiday Glitz

Winter and the holiday season means dark nails and dark lips!  My singing group is performing at a few holiday parties this year, so I’m excited to glitz it up this month, starting with my nails!

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I started off with a base coat of Pacifica’s Red Red Wine.  This is a polish I received in my September 2014 ipsy bag, and I LOVE it!  It’s very opaque and applies without streaks, but I like to apply 2 coats so it gets a little darker.  My only issue is that it stains my nails like crazy, even through a base coat, so I have to make sure the base coat is completely dry before applying or I will have red tinted nails for a while!  Bonus points for being “7 free,” aka free of parabens, phthalates, toluene, xylene, camphor, formaldehyde, resin, and animal byproducts.  The brush is vegan too!

The glitz is e.l.f.’s Gold Star.  I’ll be posting my e.l.f. haul this week, but one of the items I bought was a 10 piece nail polish set, which included this pretty gold glitter polish.  I just wanted a few pieces of glitter, so one coat was more than enough.  I love the way it looks!

Polish: Pacifica Red Red Wine
Accent: E.L.F. Gold Star
Base: Wet n’ Wild Wild Shine base coat
Top: Seche Vite Dry Fast top coat

Let me know what you think!

xoxo

 

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Cyber Monday Beauty Deals!!

I’m a big fan of shopping from the comfort of my own home, and I have never once braved Black Friday in the stores.  Thankfully most of the sales in stores are also available online, plus there’s Cyber Monday!  I’ve already made two big makeup purchases this weekend and I’ll be making another at midnight tonight, and I plan to do a haul post with all the goodies, but here’s a list of online retailers with great deals!

  1. Anastasia Beverly Hills – 25% off this contour kit
  2. theBalm – 50% off entire site
  3. The Body Shop – 50% off entire site, free gift with order over $50, free shipping
  4. Butter London – 30% off entire site, 50% off last orders
  5. Coastal Scents – 50% off entire site
  6. EcoTools – 40% off entire site, free shipping over $25, free Kabuki brush set with order over $35
  7. e.l.f. cosmetics – 50% off entire site over $30 plus free shipping over $35.
  8. LORAC – 25% off Pro 1 and 2 ($31.50), plus a free red studded eyelash curler with any order!
  9. NYX cosmetics – TBA, but expecting 40% off everything like last year, and as always free shipping over $25.
  10. Smashbox – 25% off entire site
  11. tarte – discounts on mascara, blush, maracuja oil, and more.  Get the cult favorite “Lights, Camera, Lashes” for only $10!!
  12. TooFaced – 50% off sale items, $10 off $60/$15 off $75/$30 off $100
  13. Ulta – tons of amazing deals on high end makeup!
  14. Urban Decay – Electric Palette + sample Black Velvet 24/7 Velvet Eyeliner for $36

Let me know of any I missed!  I’ll be adding to the list as I find more, but wanted to get the post up as some of the deals are going on NOW!

Happy shopping!

xoxo