Diamonds are a girl’s best friend right? Well, this giveaway series wouldn’t be complete without a little bling bling for you guys. Helzberg Diamonds is a great jeweler to consider for your holiday shopping. Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for your Mom or another important woman in your life, or if you just want a little bling to dress up your holiday outfits, they have tons of chic options at all different price points.
We’re back with even more fab makeup for ya! Today’s giveaway comes courtesy Anastasia Beverly Hills. They’re giving away a set of lust-worthy eyes shadows for the holiday season so you can rock out with a fierce “cat eye” for any color outfit you choose.
The set of seven liners in their Eye Covet set includes four sparkle shades and three matte shades for any occasion – whether you’re headed to the office Christmas party or an upscale New Year’s bash. FOUR lucky winners will receive an Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Covet Eyeliner set (Retail $28).
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The 1980’s was a brilliant fashion decade. Big hair, bold jewels, mixed prints and jean-on-jean ensembles were all en-vogue, and so were ripped jeans. Ripped jeans are one of my favorite recycled trends. A pair of perfectly-tattered jeans offers effortless rockstar glam, especially in autumn. It’s warm enough to bear a little leg and thigh without catching fall germs, but it’s also cold enough to keep the rest of the body warm with boots, sweaters and layering.
Slaying ripped jeans is a difficult task for women of all sizes and shapes, but don’t be intimidated by the challenge lovelies! It is doable, and we’ve tapped three of our favorite fashion bloggers to prove it.
I’m one of those people who grew up using Pantene products. As soon as I was old enough to shampoo my own hair, I started using them in combination with a few other beauty supply staples. I remember when they first came out with their Relaxed & Natural collection, I was a big fan of that as well.
Well, Pantene recently launched its new & improved collection separating the two hair types to cater to their specific needs. So now there’s the Truly Relaxed collection and the Truly Natural collection. As I grew out my relaxer a few years ago, I agreed to review the Truly Natural collection from Pantene. Here are my thoughts:
The lovely Jennifer Hudson covers this upcoming January issue of Essence Magazine. She’s got leading roles in hit movies (including recent holiday release Black Nativity), she’s happy in her relationship with longtime beau David Otunga, mother to a beautiful boy and just living life to its fullest.
“I spent my twenties figuring out what I wanted to do, and trying everything,” she says. “But by 30, my foundation was set. I became confident and clear about the path I wanted to take…Now I’ve really settled into myself. And I’m stronger than I’ve ever been.”
People like J.Hud give me so much hope because despite all the tragedy and hardship she’s gone through in life, she has managed to become such a powerhouse. She didn’t let those tragic events define her, which is why I love seeing her celebrated. Kudos to J.Hud on embracing what life has to offer. I think she was a great choice for Essence’s New Year’s issue.
Check out more of J.Hud’s cover quotes over at Essence.com
Woot! What beauty girl isn’t head over heels for a makeup palette? What I love about a good palette is the options. I can be so incredibly indecisive when I walk into a cosmetics store. Literally, I spend hours at Sephora! It’s sad, guys. I should join a support group. “Hi, my name is Christina and I can never decide what makeup to buy.” Thankfully purchasing a makeup palette is like the best of all worlds because you can try out different looks without the commitment of purchasing just one shade and hating it.
Woot! It’s the day many of us have been waiting for. Today, Rihanna & MAC Cosmetics launch the final installment in their year-long creative partnership – the RiRi ♥ M·A·C Holiday collection!
You guys remember when I did a review of MAC RiRi Woo vs. Ruby Woo and also when we told you guys about Rihanna’s previous RiRi Hearts MAC collections, right?
I’ve been a big fan of the collection since its launch. I think Rihanna and the MAC creative team did a really great job with it. And RiRi Woo has become one of my beauty staples as far as red lipstick goes.
So you guys may recall that I did a Sick Site Spotlight on Saks’ newest online destination Saks Off Fifth. It’s a really great destination to score luxe designer pieces for a steal. They have designer handbags up to 60-70% off, shoes, clothing, you name it!
On top of having some awesome deals for the holidays, they’re also partnering up with us for #Fab4Holiday to give away gift cards valued at $50, $75 and $100 to various winners!
Related: Sick Site Spotlight – Saks Off Fifth
With a gift card to Saks Off Fifth, you can either get yourself something special or cross one important person off your holiday list! Leave a comment on the blog telling me what you would buy with your Saks Gift Card! Also, fill in the widget below to enter:
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Happy Cyber Monday everyone! Last week, I introduced you guys to a brand new beauty subscription service for women of color called Cocotique.
I’m a big fan of the service because I think they offer well-curated products and items that are well worth the $20/month price tag. Well, in addition to snagging yourself a subscription, Cocotique makes a really great gift for the lady in your life who’s beauty-obsessed.
So it’s Cyber Monday – your last chance to get super-low deals on your favorite fashion & beauty items before the holiday season kicks into full swing. On Friday, I presented you guys with the Fashionista’s Black Friday Shopping Guide including some of my favorite fashion retailers. For Cyber Monday, alot more of your favorite stores have extended (and improved) sale prices as well as some great beauty retailers. Check it out:
H&M – 40% OFF
Considering how much money I normally spend at H&M, this deal is pretty awesome. It’s close to half-off. Use code: 7376 – go forth & be merry.
Miss Jessie’s – 40% OFF
If you’re a natural who’s been battling with whether or not to try out Miss Jessie’s, especially considering the price point, this is your lucky day. They’re offering 40% off their normal prices. I’m personally a big fan of the Pillow Soft Curls and the Rapid Recovery Treatment.
BaubleBar – 20% OFF
Stock up on those statement necklaces, bracelets and such with 20% OFF site-wide at BaubleBar. I mean, their jewelry is awesome and pretty affordable.
Ouidad – 20-25% OFF
You guys know I’m a Ouidad lover. They have some amazingly nourishing hair products for curly girls. In addition to offering 20 – 25% off orders today they’re offering giving away a FREE 2 oz. bottle of their Mongogo Oil (which I LOVE. I used it to do my hair for the BET Awards!). Aside from the Mongogo Oil, I also swear by their Curl Recovery Whipped Curls Daily Conditioner, their Curl CoWash (omg it’s…amazing), and the Curl Recovery Melt-Down Extreme Repair Mask.
Eden Bodyworks – 40% OFF
Eden Bodyworks is another brand I love and adore. Their Peppermint Tea Tree collection is the first I was introduced to and I absolutely love it. And the newest Coconut Shea collection is amazing as well. If you’ve never tried Eden Bodyworks, today is a great chance to stock up. I’m in love with the Peppermint Tea Tree Oil, the Peppermint Tea Tree Hair Milk (I raved about this in my 5 Hair Tips For Rocking Extensions Post), and the Coconut Shea Curl Defining Creme.
Shop NCLA – 25% OFF
If you’re a nail fiend like myself, you will really get a kick out of the nail wraps and lacquers at NCLA. They have really creative DIY nail wraps and appliques for at-home nail fab. Also, Beyonce famously wore their “I’m With The Band” color for her inauguration performance. I reviewed it in my 3 Ways to Add Vibrancy To Your Beauty Look post.
Monif C. – 40% OFF
Curvy girls rejoice! Monif C, an amazing plus-size brand that serves up trendy sexy and daring styles for curvy women, is offering 40% OFF today with code: CYBERMONDAY at checkout. I went to their showroom in preparation for my first time at the BET Awards and they gave me some great dress options. I’ve been dying for one of their bathing suits for the longest but as I’m on a budget, couldn’t always afford to dish $100+ on a suit. I may go ahead and splurge now that their 40% off though!
ASOS – 30% OFF
I have a confession to make. I may or may not have gotten up at 5:30AM this morning JUST as the ASOS Cyber Monday code: GIMMEMORE was activated. Don’t judge me! I’m a feign for their clothes. I bought myself two new winter coats, two holiday dresses and a chic pair of heels! I can’t wait for them to come in the mail. What are you waiting for? Get you some: <SHOP ASOS HERE>
Also, don’t forget to enter our $250 ASOS Gift Card Giveaway for #Fab4Holiday.
Happy shopping guys! Have you scored anything amazing this Black Friday or Cyber Monday? Share with the class!