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Sephora $10 Deals

Sephora has gone deals mad for Black Friday and you won’t believe some of the offers they have for you. There are 25+ offers on limited edition and must-have beauty products all at the bargain price of $10. They will be available in-store and online but ONLY on Black Friday (29 November), while supplies last.

Below you will find a list of all the included products, however, we think Sephora will be adding more to the line-up so keep an eye out. For now, you can add these to your shopping list.  Continue Reading

Amazon Luxury Beauty Store Page

If luxury beauty is the only thing you dare buy than this news will be great for you. And while we are at it, it will also make those luxury lusters out there very happy. This month Amazon launched their new Luxury Beauty Store, for the first time retailing some of the best luxury brands. Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer but the messy and perceived “discounted” layout of the site has put luxury brands from joining in the action previously. Amazon does have luxury shoppers who come for things like fashion and gadgets, so why not beauty?

“We have luxury shoppers,” said Chance Wales, director of beauty and health & personal care for the e-commerce giant. “What we have been lacking is luxury brands, and we hope this is the first step to marry our customer’s needs with what brands expect in terms of displaying and selling their luxury [products].”

The good news is that Amazon has catered to the needs of the luxury brands. You won’t find a circus of mismatched products in the Luxury Beauty Store.

“This site is much more premium,” said Stephane Colleu, president and chief executive officer of Dr. Brandt Skincare. “A mass brand is not going to be sold within this platform, which is why it’s very attractive.”

While you may think Amazon has always offered premium brands, this is not the case as they are often listed by third-parties in the Amazon Marketplace. The difference with this site is that it is managed by Amazon, all the products are shot in-house and this is a true partnership between the brand and Amazon. It has been indicated that as part of this partnership, Amazon has also shown itself willing to exert more control over where the brands in the Luxury Beauty Store will be available on the site (read: Marketplace). “We are working with brands to make sure we’re presenting their products in an optimal environment,” said Wales.  Continue Reading

You may not believe me but it wasn’t so long ago that I needed makeup kits that came with application instructions in order to paint my face. I have always loved makeup but I really had no clue how to apply it. I would use every tip I could from magazines, makeup experts and TV but when it came to standing in front of my bathroom mirror my mind would go blank. Makeup kits designed for beginners are out there and they are just getting more fabulous.

These days I don’t NEED instructions with my makeup purchases but I sure do love it when they come included. It always reminds me there are other ways to do things and sometimes it gives a look that I would never have thought of. They also make for great gifts and Christmas is nearly here! Today I am going to show you some of my favourite makeup kits. Continue Reading

Did you see part 1? Did you think there was nothing left I could possibly buy? HA!

After a very restless attempt to sleep (darn jet lag), I awoke early on my ‘first official’ day in Las Vegas. After filling up on waffles at the Paris hotel, I decided to hit up Sephora again. I had to. My first visit, in all fairness, wasn’t exactly executed at my peak. I was tired, hungry, grumpy, exhausted and everything else that makes shopping not much joy. That first shop was mostly things on my want list, which is great, but I wanted to browse the wonderful displays. For this, my second trip to a Sephora, I decided to head to Town Square.

I had never been to Town Square but Continue Reading

Best Beauty Advent Calendars

Picking the best beauty advent calendar for yourself each year is tough, I totally get it. This year the choices are even bigger and better so I’ve rounded up the best beauty advent calendars for you to choose from. Past favourites like The Body Shop, Look Fantastic and NYX Cosmetics are back with their beauty advent calendars, plus some new ones to spice things up.

Unfortunately, many sell out the minute they are released and by the time you see them touted by your favourite Instgrammers you’ve already missed out. Don’t worry though, there are still heaps around that you’ll love. Treat yo’self, ladies!  Continue Reading

Deciem NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Serum

Have you noticed there’s been a bit of chatter about copper peptides in skincare lately? The biggest player on the scene right now is NIOD’s Copper Amino Isolate Serum (CAIS), and it has people swearing that this is a liquid version of the second coming.

Unfortunately when an ingredient becomes trendy we see the market flooded with products claiming to be using the best of it. Copper Peptides are that hot-new ingredient right now but what exactly are they? I’ve chatted with Deciem’s co-CEO, Nicola Kilner, to get the lowdown on copper peptides and how you can make sure you buy a product that works.  Continue Reading

Best New Beauty October blog post

You’d think October would be exclusively reserved for Halloween themed beauty but nope, Christmas is wiggling its way in. The best new beauty October products are mostly dominated with Holiday collections but I’ve tried sticking to just the solo new products that really thrilled me. I will be posting separate gift guides a little later on for all those cool Holiday collections.

For now, discover the best of the best with my Best New Beauty October round-up. Continue Reading

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