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Post Holiday Steals and Deals on Makeup, Skincare, and Bath and Body

steals and deals

I haven’t been online in a few days so first thing this morning I hopped right on to see what the sales were looking like! I had visions of 50, 60, or 70% off great makeup.

Reality set in rather quickly when I realized most of what was on sale I already owned. I also felt like the steals and deals just weren’t there this year because stores actually ran out of stock super fast unlike last year’s bust of a Christmas due to the economy.

How about you?

Run into any great deals?

Here are some I’ve come across!

P.S. I missed posting these on Boxing Day, forgive a girl?

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Philosophy Sweet on You Collection Spring 2011

Philosophy Spring 2011

As the chill of Winter gives way to the brisk Spring air (prob not anytime soon though considering I’m currently buried in over two feet of snow) we’ll be looking towards some of our favorite brands to see what sort of fun releases they have up their sleeves for Valentine’s Day.

Philosophy is legendary for celebrating the holiday of romance and this year, as with every other year, they embrace the season with their new Sweet on You Shower Gel, Body Lotion, Lipshine, and Gift Sets!

What’s Sweet on You smell like?

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MAC & Mickey Contractor Makeup Collection

MAC Mickey Contractor Makeup Collection 2

At first glance I got super excited when I seen some sort of collab with MAC and Mickey….yeah, I was thinking the mouse. Turns out they actually mean Mickey Contractor. He’s actually the Makeup Artistry for India, thanks Google! Although his name is commonly associated with Bollywood, his collection is pretty tame.

Let’s have a look!

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Tarte The Jewelry Box Review, Swatches, Photos

This year’s variation of Tarte’s mega palette, The Jewelry Box, features a whopping 32 Full Size Eyeshadows plus other wonderful goodies. I kinda dub Tarte the founding sister of HUGE Holiday Palettes. While every other brand was doing gift sets or festive themed makeup, Tarte was busy releasing super sized palettes to sink our teeth in. Needless to say the rest of the makeup world soon caught the bug and started releasing their own versions of these monsters palettes but we should all bow our heads in respect that Tarte was the first brand to start this great Holiday tradition.

I believe their Holiday Palette is now in its fourth or fifth generation, I know I own at least three of these bad boys and I can recall a year or two I didn’t indulge. Go right ahead and correct me if I’m wrong. I haven’t really gotten tired of collecting them since they are 1. such a great value and 2. Tarte goes for the shock value every year and just when you think you’ve seen it all, they go and do something extra special which is what The Jewerly Box Palette felt like to me.

It was the same idea and design but it was a new as well with alot more packaged into one very tiny box! Who doesn’t like a palette that features everything and the kitchen sink and allows it to fit into a chunky little box about the size of a music CD? That’s awesomeness people.

Did you haul the Tarte Jewelry Box?

Tarte Jewelry Box Palette 201028

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Stila Holiday Lipglaze Gift Set 2010 Review, Swatches, Photos

Stila Holiday Lipglaze Collection 2010 2

I happen to be one for worshiping at the shrine of the Stila Holiday Lipglaze Gift Sets. I buy them almost every year for myself, for friends, for family, as stocking stuffers, for Secret Santa events, even for my mail girl!

It’s just such an incredible value at $25 plus the formula just rocks on a good Lipglaze.

However, this year, I was an ickle disappointed…

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