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Tres Jolie! The March Glam Bag from Ipsy!

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Hey ladies! I was very overwhelmed last week. Funeral, health stuff, scheduling appointments, the not-fun side of life. But I’m back, to share my latest Ipsy Glam Bag with you guys! It’s all about spring, color, light, easy, and fresh. I mentioned on Friday how much spring makes me long for pretty styles and happy looks – so this fits perfectly into my mood!

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Ipsy March Glam Bag – Tres Jolie!

How fun is this collection? The story behind it is Tres Jolie, an easy, understated French girl makeup style and vibe. The bag is a chic, pale pink color on one side, with this fun print on the other that kind of reminds me of mermaids :) It was filled with pieces that coordinate perfectly, give a nice rose gold, sun kissed bit of brightness to my face, and as always – are matched to my exact skin type and shades. {You fill out a questionnaire when you join Ipsy, so they can find the best choices that are uniquely right for you!} [Read more…]


New Year Refresher – January Birchbox

Hey ladies! I got my newest Birchbox in the mail about a week or so ago, and wanted to give you a look at what I got this month. I am SUCH a junkie for subscription boxes – I love getting fun surprises in the mail. And, with beauty products, I’m a fickle girl. I have a few go-to products that are always in my bathroom and bag, but I love trying out new things regularly. Which can get expensive. Which is why I am loving Birchbox and Ipsy – they’re both really affordable subscriptions, I get a handful of fun new things to check out each month, and  you get deals on the full size products if you fall in love and want more. Awesomesauce.

So, this is my newest box. {See previous here.} Everyone’s will be a bit different, since you fill out a fun survey when you sign up, with your brand, color, and product preferences, so that they can customize a box just for you. And those customized items are based around a theme each month – this one is refreshing for the new year. It comes in an adorable little box, as always, and includes a really helpful insert with info about each product. Here’s what I got this month, to give you an idea of what they send when you join: [Read more…]


How to Find Your Own Natural Beauty… #7dayjourney

“I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls.” – Audrey Hepburn… You hear the term “natural beauty” a lot – but what does that really mean? Does it mean just skipping make-up? Is it about living organically? Do you connect the term with the beauty of nature that surrounds us? To me, it means living life in a way that is authentic, where your heart is happy, and you feel at peace. Being comfortable and confident in your own skin and being able to see the everyday joy in life is what makes someone beautiful – a relaxed smile on their face, good posture as they stand tall and walk with purpose, a glow that comes from being content with what you have and where you’re at. Since becoming a mother, I’ve gotten better at feeling as though I have “just enough” – who cares if I don’t have the latest handbag, when I have little toddler snuggles and smiles? And children grow so amazingly quickly, that it kind of forces you to slow down, to live “in the moment,” and to cherish the little things.

Kids have natural beauty [Read more…]


Attention Beauty Insiders: Amazing NEW Freebie!

Are you a Sephora Beauty Insider?

If so, check out the uh-MAY-zing new freebie they’ve got going on..

Get a FREE mini Bare Escentuals Foundation, Purifying Facial Cleanser, and Make-Up Brush with ANY order!

Use code BAREGIFT to get the Original set, which gives a “Natural-Looking Glow”, or MATTEGIFT for a “Shine-Free Complexion”. There are 5 different shades to choose from too!


Use code SURPRISE at check-out to get a goodie bag stuffed full of 10 mystery samples! Fun, right? Plus, EVERY order at Sephora always comes with 3 free samples that you get to choose, and FREE shipping on all orders over $50 {no codes needed!}.

Not a Beauty Insider yet? No problem!

When you sign up as a Beauty Insider {which is also FREE!} you earn points for every dollar you spend, which equals MORE free products. I love, love, LOVE Sephora!

To make this deal even a little sweeter, check this out:

Instead of just going straight to, start with one of my favorite shopping sites first, and earn BONUS FREE rewards for your purchase!


How it Works:

  • Sign up for a quick account at MyPoints. Super simple, I promise.
  • Use their quick search box to look up Sephora. Then click that link to go directly to the Sephora site, and do your shopping just like you normally would.
  • MyPoints will automatically add the points for your purchase to your MyPoints account.
  • These points add up from other shopping, surveys, and activities, and you later cash them in for FREE gift cards! I’ve earned SO many of these over the years… I like to save most of them through the year, and use them for holiday shopping!

So…. Go get some pretty’s, earn some free rewards, and Happy Shopping! :)

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Beyond the Rack


{Limited Time} Deals on Make-Up!

Make-up can get expensive really quick, especially when you’re ordering the “good stuff”, in comparison to shopping at the local drug store.

So, I’m always on the look out for super sweet deals, freebies, and coupons. There are a TON of deals right now this week, so I thought I’d share…

Tarte: My favorite product here is the Natural Cheek Stain… I have it in a few colors, and you really can’t go wrong. It’s super easy to swipe on, rub in, and gives you a great glow. Here are the deals this week-

  • Get free shipping on orders of $40 & up, and use code MAYSAVE for 20% off thru May 22!
  • Also, sign up for Tarte Rewards program here, Tarte Tokens, before you order. You’ll earn points towards freebies, earn a FREE delux sample with each order, a free gift on your birthday, and more.
  • Check out their sale/promotion tab, there are some items discounted at 50% off! They won’t last long, but they’re a great deal.

Sephora: Ahhh, I love Sephora. Such a great selection, so many good deals, and so so many freebies! My favorite product I’ve ever purchased here is the Confessions of a Concealaholic from Benefit. It’s amazing how long it lasts, and the products work together so good. Here are this weeks deals-

  • Beauty Insider: Sign up here, Beauty Insider, and start earning points for every dollar you spend! Then, redeem those for FREE products. Also, you’ll get access to exclusive deals, like the one in the picture above, plus freebies on your birthday, special offers, and more.
  • Freebies: Coupon code ESCADA will get you a free sample of the new tropical fragrance, free with any order. Use code FIVE4U to get a set of five Sephora minis, {2 eyeshadow, 2 mascara, tinted moisterizer} FREE with any $25+ purchase. Or, use code SDSCASE to get a FREE Benefit Train Case Make-Up bag with any purchase $25 or more.
  • Every order gets 3 free samples you choose, plus FREE shipping on orders over $50!
  • Get 3% of the money you spend here as CASH BACK with Ebates!
  • Or get 2 points per dollar at MyPoints!

Benefit: I love Benefit! I love the cheeky names, the fun packaging, and the quality rocks. One of my favorite brands. Here are their deals this week-

  • Make sure to sign up for their newsletter when you get their, to get updates of new free offers!
  • Get FREE shipping on orders over $50 with code PRETTY50.
  • Get a FREE “It’s Potent” eye creme mini with coupon code MYMINI35!
  • Check out the Bu-Buys tab to see all of their current discount items.
  • Get 3% cash back if you buy through Ebates.
  • Or get get 2 points per dollar at MyPoints!

Smashbox: Another favorite of mine. {Ok, so maybe they’re ALL my favorites.} Check out their new Luminous Summer Kit, awesome. So many sweet deals here-

  • Sign up for their rewards program here, Pretty Points, and earn 5 points for every dollar you spend. Plus, get a free birthday gift, earn free gift cards, and get a bonus delux sample with EVERY order!
  • Every Tuesday and Thursday join the “Lets do Lunch” promotion! Today, between 9AM and 2PM PST, you’ll get the Double Take Lipcolor in Amaretto, $22 value, added to your order if it’s placed during that time. You won’t see it until after you hit submit, then it’ll be there, promise :)
  • FREE shipping on ANY order, plus free samples too!
  • Get 4% cash back if you shop thru Ebates.
  • Or get 3 points per dollar spent when shopping through MyPoints!

If you’re not a member of either of these reward sites yet, sign up today! I do tons of shopping online, since it’s an easier way to find great deals, and I won’t shop without using another reward site to make it even sweeter :) 

You can sign up for Ebates here, and get a bonus $5 free today for signing up:

Get Up to 25% Cash Back at Over 1200 Stores – Sign-up Free at! Click Here.

Or MyPoints to earn FREE gift cards here:

So, now you have the hard part… Choosing which stores to shop at today! All of these deals are good until the end of the week, except the “Lets do Lunch” promo from Smashbox. So you have time to shop with a few of them, right? Go get pretty! And if you have any other coupon codes to add, leave a comment!