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What to Purchase During Sephora Friends and Family 2011: Lipglosses are People Too!

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So you like lipgloss but you don’t like having to pay $20 or more for a single gloss from your favorite brands?

That’s why the Holidays are a great time to indulge as brands package up glosses in an array of various sets that house smaller, minis sizes (or if you’re lucky larger, full sizes) for half the price. Mini isn’t always better in my personal opinion as I tend to run through them fairly quickly but you are getting variety here and that’s always important. Plus unlike powder products I find that Lipgloss Sets tend to stay true to their formula, ie, the formula isn’t cheapened or reformulated to fit the smaller price tag.

Here’s a few of my recommendations and picks to add to your Sephora Friends and Family order because 20% off plus the already low price tag of the set really makes things all the sweeter!

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What to Purchase During Sephora Friends and Family 2011: The Palette Edition

Sephora Palettes

With Sephora Friends and Family 2011 in full force here are some helpful hints on which palettes are worth the haul.

Love them or hate them you can’t deny that palettes are where you get the most bang for your buck. You can spend $25 on a single blush or you can indulge in a palette that will range from $39-$55 that includes several blushes, several eyeshadows, and possibly more.

Of course, palettes suffer downfalls sometimes and quality isn’t always up to par with the standard line of cosmetics offered by your favorite brands plus let’s not forget contending with creams and powders in one cramped place. But if you can get passed the drama of palettes you’re in for a treat because darling they do so offer the very best bang for your buck.

Here are some suggestions and recommendations for the best palettes to snatch up during Sephora Friends and Family 2011 since 20% off sweetens the deal even further doesn’t it?

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Beauty on a Budget: Neutrogena Ulta Sheer Liquid Daily Sun Protection SPF 55 SPF 70

Neutrogena Ulta Sheer Liquid Daily Sun Protection

Heads up for those seeking a budget SPF product!

I reviewed Neutrogena Ulta Sheer Liquid Daily Sun Protection SPF 55 yesterday but thanks to a reader (Thanks Kiwi) for mentioning that the formula is available in SPF 70 as well.

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Lori Greiner Luxury Deluxe Wood Cosmetic Box on QVC

Lori Greiner Luxury Deluxe Wood Cosmetic Box 4

Lori Greiner was on QVC yesterday and she brought her brilliant Cosmetic Box along for her presentation. If you’ve up to date on my storage posts you know I really sweat Lori’s stuff hard.

She makes some of thee most innovative storage units for makeup and jewelry that I’ve ever had the pleasure of owning. If you have a smaller stash or just want some place pretty to put your essentials, I highly recommend picking up the Lori Greiner Luxury Deluxe Wood Cosmetic Box.

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Smith’s Rosebud Medley of Lip Balms (In a Tube)

Smiths Salve

I happen to be a traditionalist.

My first tin of Smith’s Rosebud Salve came into my possession nearly a decade ago and I’ve dubbed it the Solution to Life, the Universe, and Everything ever since that faithful day.

I’m pretty anal so my favorite salve in a tin form kicked in my OCD good nature and I was all worried about the germ and bacteria factor. Ew! Thankfully a year or two ago Smith’s blessed us with a tube version of their cult favorite balm. I loved it but like I said I’m a traditionalist and actually prefer the tin over the tube….

However, the good news is now Smiths’ has created a trio of their popular salves in a tube form and also indivdually…so you aren’t limited to the Rosebud Salve version anymore you can choose from other Smith’s Salves in this new packaging!

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