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Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals

So many little time! I hope everyone has an amazing Thanksgiving with family & friends. Happy Shopping!


MAC Cosmetics - The holiday sets came out early and are almost sold out, but MAC has another surprise in store. Available only on Black Friday, MAC is offering an exclusive online-only edition of Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow, The Smoky Black Friday palette. It features a trio of noir shades that blend for nighttime looks. These colors are gorgeous, and the perfect edition to any holiday party ensemble. Review to come soon...

NARS - 20% during the Give & Take Event Friday, November 28th - Dec 2nd. Sign up here to access the exclusive 20% event.

LORAC - Black Friday deals: Sultry Starlet Shimmer Eye Shadow Palette & Vintage Vixen Matte Eye Shadow Palette ($12 each at & Champagne Eye Trio $12 at Nordstrom Rack. Cyber Monday deals: 25% off PRO Palette and PRO Palette 2, Free Red Eyelash Curler with every purchase, Perfect PRO Eye Trio ($25 at and Champagne Dreams Eye Shadow Palette ($15 at
LORAC Pro Palette
Bath & Body Works - There is a VIP Bag going for $20 with a $40 purchase. The bag has over $100 worth of products in it. This is the perfect hostess gift to have on hand!
Bath & Body Works VIP Bag Deals start on Thanksgiving Day, online, at 7pm CST. So many great deals, including sale prices on Too Faced, Laura Geller, Smashbox palettes and more! And 20% off Clarisonic Plus set - great deal! - Receive free shipping on all orders and 30% off any purchase of $30 or more on Black Friday - November 30 - December 7, 20% off Friends & Family sale, plus get free shipping on any $49 order and a travel-size product of your choice.

Inglot - 20% off - 25% off all products!

Spa Sonic at - On sale for $33.99 (cheap alternative to Clarisonic!)

Sexy Hair - Offering free shipping over $25 plus a free deluxe sample w/every purchase made on Black Friday. Their Sexy Hair Ultimate Control Flat Iron or Dryer is on sale for $99.95, including a free Style Sexy Hair 450 Protect and free shipping (regular retail price is $188).

Sibu Beauty - The premium skincare products and supplements made from the Himalayan Sea buckthorn berry is offering 60% off all the entire line and free shipping on orders over $50. Use code: SIBU60. Nov 28 - Dec. 1

LAQA&Co - 25% off all items.

Gloss48 - 20% off site wide. Use code SNOWVEMBER

Skindinavia - Offering free makeup primer spray + free shipping + 20% off with code '20off.' Valid Black Friday through Cyber Monday (Dec. 1).

Miracle Skin Transformer - Black Friday: spend $50 and receive 30% off your entire purchase, use code BLACKFRIDAY30. Cyber Monday: spend $50 and receive 40% off your entire purchase, use code CYBERMONDAY40

Jurlique - Black Friday: 3 custom bundles that are 50%+ off - no codes needed! Cyber Monday: $15 off any $50 purchase, $50 off any $150 purchase, $100 off any $300 purchase. - 50% off Harry Josh Pro Tools on Cyber Monday

Dr. Brandt - Black Friday sale, 40% off on entire online purchase + free standard shipping

La Roche-Posay - Save up to 30% off with promo code 'FRIDAY.' 20% off $75, 25% off $100 and 30% off $125.

May Designs - 40% off entire site - get your 2015 planners now! Use code 'THANKS40'

FOR HIM Electronic deals - Everything from laptops to cameras to TVs.

Citrus Lane - 20% off all gift subscriptions, use code CLGIFT20 and get 15% off your order with code THANKS15. - Doorbuster sales start Friday at 8am!

Children's Place - 50% off!

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MAC Nail Transformations

MAC is releasing a collection of nail lacquers and transformative topcoats designed to give nails a stylish twist. The light peach beige of Skin, deep plum of Rebel and sheer nude of Quiet Time undergo a unique transformation when combined with one of six glowing topcoats.

I love the creativity of this line and being able to style your nail polish to fit your mood. 

Available online now and in store July 3rd.

MAC Osbournes Collection

Sharon & Kelly Osbourne have teamed up with MAC to create a vibrant selection of statement hues for eyes, lips and face. The 2 part collection is in limited-edition packaging inspired by the duo's signature red & violet color palettes. Look how beautiful they are! 

Kelly Osbourne MAC Collection
Kelly Osbourne MAC Collection 
Sharon Osbourne's MAC collection
Sharon Osbourne's collection

MAC Lorde

MAC and Lorde have partnered up on a new line for summer. One word that describes it is 'Fierce!' Both items below are limited editions. 
Lipstick in Pure Heroine, deep plum. Retails at $16. 
Eye liner in Rapidblack. Retails at $19.50

MAC Heroine Lipstick

Fierce is back! MAC Heroine Lipstick is back! Just in time for Pantone's color of the year, Radiant Orchid, to take play. This vibrant matte is just the pop of color you need this season.

Heroine Lipstick has pre-launched online at It will be in stores January 2, 2014. #MACHeroine 

MAC Holiday Sets

Want to give the gift that keeps on giving? In my opinion, that's a MAC holiday gift set. I put these on my Christmas list every year. Each year, they put out a new line of limited edition holiday sets with a theme. This year the Stroke of Midnight sets are decked out in gold, white and black packages, and look like mini clutches. So classy!

Here are some swatches from the Stroke of Midnight Face palette in Cool:
Closed compact that looks like a clutch - so posh!
Packaging for kit
Close up of full face palette, including Iridescent powder in Sparkling Rose, 2 lipsticks in Sublime Pleasure and Romantically Inclined, 3 eye shadows in All Races, Scene and Magic Moor, and an eye pencil in Ebony
Full palette with mirror. Also note there is a black flap cover that goes over the lipsticks, so you don't get shadow in them.
Close up of lipsticks and eye shadows
Lipstick swatches, Sublime Pleasure on the left, Romantically inclined on the right
Eye liner and shadow swatches, from left to right: Ebony eye pencil, All Races, Scene, Magic Moor

What's your idea of the perfect gift?
-->Note: This review includes products that I received as samples, provided by the brand company or a PR rep. Please click here for more information regarding my disclaimer.

MAC Smoky Eye with Gilded Night

Girls night was never complete unless my girlfriend Kelly was there to do the makeup! Kelly is one of my best girlfriends dating back to middle school. Not only is she a great person and friend, but she's also a talented makeup artist! I was so excited to ask her to do a guest post...and even more excited that she said yes! Take it over, Kelly.....
MAC Gilded Night
I’m a MAC girl. I like to use a mix of products but primarily, you’ll find MAC dominating my makeup case. So, naturally, when Angela asked if I would sample MAC’s mineralize eye shadow in GILDED NIGHT, I jumped at the chance. Plus, what woman doesn’t like to be a girly girl and play with makeup? 
Before & After
MAC’s mineralize shadows are two complimentary colors baked together in the same palette—the best of both worlds. GILDED NIGHT—is a sassy duo for a date night or your upcoming holiday party. It’s a sparkling sophisticated mix of black and gold and I love that combination. This summer, I wore an all-black dress and gold jewelry for my brother’s wedding. Hot to trot ladies. 

The look is simple and will take you less than 10 minutes. I started by applying a primer to my eyelids. Next, I applied the gold tone in the mineralize palette using a tapered blending brush—if you don’t have good brushes ladies, invest. Applying makeup with a good brush can make all the difference. After applying the gold, I smoked out the corner of my eye with the charcoal color in the palette. If you’ve never done a smoky eye, there are lots of tutorials on YouTube that can help—the main idea is to start with a small amount of the color and blend, blend, blend, adding slowly more and more until you achieve the darkness that you want. Nobody wants to look like a clown!

After the shadow, I applied, MAC’s Graphblack Technakohl liner. I always put shadow over my liner as well to set it—the powder sets into the kohl making it last longer—especially for those of us with an oilier skin base. Finally, I applied mascara to complete the eyes.

Always do your eyes first before applying your foundation. You don’t want clumps of shadow dust getting stuck in your foundation. After applying my mineral foundation, I finished off the look with some color in my cheeks with MAC’s SWEET AS COCOA, and my favorite MAC gloss, GIRL’S DELIGHT. Now all I need is the date! 


Note: This review includes products that I received as samples, provided by the brand company or a PR rep. Please click here for more information regarding my disclaimer.

MAC Cosmetics Paint Pots

My new makeup go to product in the morning is MAC Cosmetic's Pro Longwear Paint Pot. I bought it more for the color, and not because the MAC rep told me it would stay on all day. 

mac cosmetics paint pot
I was a skeptic at first. I've never had good luck with eye shadow staying on without a proper primer. Well, there's a first for everything! I've never had a shadow last this long. No primer needed. From 7am to 7pm, a full days work, this stayed on. 

My go to eye make up for the past few weeks has been Paint Pot in Rubenesque, black liner, and mascara. Super easy for early mornings when I need to get to work quickly and for traveling. I've been using a shadow brush to apply Paint Pot to my lids. It goes on super smooth and even. 
mac cosmetics paint pot
On my wishlist: Paint Pots in Let's Skate (pinkish pearl), Camel Coat (muted beige) and Painterly (nude beige). I love how versatile the nudes are. You can wear them alone during the day, and you can play them up with liner for night. You can also use these along with other shadows as a base shadow. These retail for $20 a pot. It's a little pricey, but you pay for the quality of product. I've been using mine for the past month, every day, and have barely made a dent in the pot. A little goes a long way! Purchase at or

Have you ever tried Paint Pots? If so, what did you think? What's your favorite MAC Cosmetic product? Please share!

RiRi (Hearts) MAC Fall

rihanna mac
Rihanna + MAC makeup = a recipe for fierce style. Rihanna premieres her palette for fall September 26th in stores, and September 30 online. Her palette contains daring, but classic, shades, finishes and tools, all encased in rose gold packaging. By the way, I'm totally in love with the rose gold touch. Check out a few of my favorite items from this collection below....

Entire Collection

Eye Shadow - Her Cocoa

Lipglass - RiRiWoo

Liquid Last Liner - Pointblack

Traveling East to West

Heading to San Francisco for the week! During the week is strictly business in Mountain View, but once Friday hits, me and the hubby are heading to the bay area. Staying at the Clift in Union Square, we're going to try and experience the city in a non-touristy way. You will definitely see us riding the BART!

Below is what 5% of my suitcase is filled with :) The last time I was in San Francisco I froze my butt off and had to buy an extra scarf to keep me warm. So I'm prepared this time with jackets, jeans and scarfs. I also tennis shoes for exploring.

I was excited to pack my new skinny jeans...they are so California! I also couldn't forget my workout journal and SF maps. Looking forward to getting exercise climbing the hills of the area. The only thing below that isn't in my suitcase is that adorable grey Rebecca Minkoff MAC mini clutch. Maybe I'll come across it in the city...

If you live in the area or are familiar with SF, please send us your suggestions on things to do and places to eat!

San Francisco trip 2012

MAC has a Mobile Site!

MAC launched a mobile site! Check it out from your mobile at! Shop the Best Sellers, View New Products & How to Videos from your phone!

Text JOIN to MACTXT (898622) to get SMS and MMS from MAC. Stay in the loop for all things MAC, enjoy special promotions and VIP access with up to 5 messages a month.

You can also sign up here.

MAC Pink 4 Friday


It’s a Monster collaboration: Pink 4 Friday by M·A·C Cosmetics and Nicki Minaj. The Trinidadian hip-hop diva has personally designed a LIMITED EDITION M·A·C Lipstick, Pink Friday, to celebrate the release of her highly anticipated debut album of the same name. Putting her trademark barbz glamour twist on a bright, creamy pink satin formula, Nicki says, “M·A·C’s Pink Nouveau was my favourite lipstick for years, but it’s all about Pink Friday!”

Nicki’s exclusive shade will only be available for purchase four Fridays beginning Friday, November 26, 2010, while supplies last, ONLY at

Available FRIDAYS November 26, December 3, December 10, and December 17, 2010

MAC A Tartan Tale


A Tartan Tale

This Holiday collection focuses on the fantasies of A Tartan Tale! Enter a world of imagination with sparkly Dazzleglass Crèmes and lush Lipsticks. Mineralize Eye Shadow in splendid tartan striping and ornamental satin Powder Blush. Eyes stand out with stunning colours of Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner and bold Zoom Fast Black Lash mascara. Chic and luxurious Pigments and Nail Lacquers in opulent shades are the final touches to a truly lavish holiday look.

MAC Nail Trends F/W 2010

Nail Trend F/W 10

Mistress of the art of the sophisticated nail, Jin Soon was inspired this season by the sensual pleasures of the Forbidden City for Nail Trend F/W ’10 – colours taken from the sculptures, tiles, architecture, fabrics, and decorative papers of Imperial China. Jin synthesized this vision to arrive at a collection in exotic and ravishing combinations of orange, blue, taupe, green, purple and, of course, lacquer red. These hues are opaque and rich with pearl essences for a subtle dimension. Six must-have shades will be sold with the top coat Overlacquer to finish off the manicured look.

MAC in the Groove

MAC in the Groove captures the 70s and 80s to help you feel and look groovy!

Nine NEW Mineralize Eye Shadows, six Cremesheen Lipsticks, six Cremesheen Glass, four Mineralize Skinfinish Powders, and five NEW Mineralize Blush Duos. Shadows are matte, sans glitter and in a trio format. Creamy lips play perfectly off Mineralize satin-smooth eyes.

M·A·C In The Groove on counter starting July 8, 2010 through August 2010

M·A·C Haute & Naughty Lash

Leading the double life that doesn't land you in the tabloids is easy with Haute & Naughty Lash - os smart with its two-in-one dual wiper system, you choose if you want defined lashes for day, or instantly combed volume for evening. Use the small orifice for a natural end look; the large orifice for major drama all-in-one! First at MAC, this innovative, unique, double duty development is the clever new way to customize and shimmer brush from root to tip for desired effect. State-of-the-art conditioning and hydrating formula prevents parching, flake-outs. A one-for-all winner!

MAC Haute & Naughty Lash Available July 2010 only at

MAC alice + olivia

Introducing an irreverent, nonsensical colour collection from MAC. As stated in the press release "If Alice fell down the rabbit hole and met a Makeup Artist instead of the Mad Hatter, MAC alice + olivia is the curiously gorgeous collection she'd be rocking!'

Later: Deepest black with a hint of purple pearl.
If It Sparkles: Frosty white plus a touch of pink.
Partylicious: Groovy turquoise mixed with silver sparkle.

$19.50 U.S., $23.50 CDN
7.5g / 0.26 U.S. OZ

Gregory’s Tip: “Sweep Partylicious Pigment over your lids with a #252 brush.
Add loads of M·A·C Fibre Rich mascara for eyes that truly sizzle in the summer!”

Sparklicious: Creamy, softest pink with multidimensional pearl.
If It’s Pink: Shimmering, hot to trot pink.
I.Want.Candy: Electric yellow with a sparkling edge.

$18 U.S., $21.50 CDN
2.7ml / 0.09 U.S. OZ

Gregory’s Tip: “Transform your matte red lip by applying I.Want.Candy Dazzleglass Creme
on top. It will literally change into a chic orange red with shine and luster.”

Morning.After: Creamy, get-noticed turquoise.
So Rich So Pretty: A party-ready purple with a hint of frost.
Military: Black matte with silver suede.

$12, U.S., $14.50 CDN
10ml / 0.34 U.S. FL OZ

M·A·C To The Beach

There is fun in the sun, to be sure, but To The Beach is more of a sensual state of mind – a pleasure we all feel near the sea. The girl and boy from Ipanema, from Cap d’Antibes to West Palm Beach…All around the world, the seaside has a romance, and a kind of golden, sexy alchemy we’re all drawn to. This collection encapsulates it, with sanddabs, seashells, the magic of marine life decorating packaging in the most soothing, sultry shades of summertime. NEW! Cream Bronzer and NEW! Bronze Body Oil pair up with other faux tanners and scorching summer colours to get let you close your eyes and go To The Beach!

Available May 28th – July 2010

MAC Cosmetics Liberty of London

The very latest in a series of famous M·A·C Collaborations, it was only a matter of time before the demure-to-daring kaleidoscopic prints of Liberty of London coloured our world with Brit wit and bohemian chic. From the unstudied, Sienna Miller style of Spitalfields Market to the grit-and-glamour of Portobello Road, the swinging London girl has always been an unstoppable M·A·C makeup force! Spring 2010 insists on the ultimate flower fusion, with M·A·C Give Me Liberty of London, creating cool Britannia compacts and Lipsticks, Eye Shadows, Powder, Blush, Nail Lacquers and, of course – blushing, bountiful, quite British accessories.

M·A·C Tabloid Beauty

It’s no secret, the tabloids have taken over! More often than not, though when we read the fantastical claims made in tabloids, they turn out to be true. Well, M·A·C is following the trend – we’re putting our money where our mouth is with our new Tabloid Beauty collection!

Anyone can make a claim, but not everyone can back it up. These products are a collection of M·A·C faves, each with claims that we’ve clinically tested and proven. And each claim is displayed proudly on each package:


Non-transfer fixed, with no feathering for a full

8 hour day!


Non-transfer fixed, with no feathering for a full

8 hour day!


112% increase in fullness, 125% increase in curl!


Extremely long-wearing – 12 hours!


Improves firmness, visible lifting, visibly diminishes

lines in eight weeks!



Immediately reduces the appearance of visible pores over time, reduces clogged pores by 25%, shrinking the appearance of pore size by almost two-thirds! 26% improvement in smoothness and skintone, 24% reduction in sebum, 32% reduction in the appearance of pore size!