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Saks Fifth Avenue Beauty Department

Great news, shoppers. One of my favourite US department stores has an amazing discount offer for international shoppers. Saks Fifth Avenue is offering USD $10 Express Shipping to selected countries until November 24. 2013. This is a massive saving and it couldn’t have come at a better time as christmas gifts and end of year celebrations come in to play.

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Wantable August Box Open Contents

Subscription boxes are a craze that aren’t going to disappear anytime soon. However, in Australia we have seen a number of companies drop off since the boom started nearly two years ago. While the beauty box subscription services we do have in Australia are fabulous for most people, the one thing many Australian buyers comment on is that they wish they had access to the same things the US does. Frankly, we are jealous of our US counterparts. I definitely include myself in that group of consumers and it frustrated me that none of the big beauty box companies in the USA were offering international shipping … until now. Wantable, the latest beauty box subscription company is the first to offer their service in USA, Canada and Australia.

When I heard about Wantable it was from my US beauty blogging friends who had reviewed their first box. It sounded awesome but I was skeptic that the same quality products would be sent to Australia as well. When Wantable approached me to try their service I told them bluntly that it sounds too good to be true., but after being offered a coupon code (I am a sucker for coupon codes) I gave in and decided to try it. I am reviewing the Wantable service for you today because I think it is extremely unique, but mostly because it addresses the one issue I had with current beauty boxes. Did it convert me from a skeptic to a fan? Read on to find out!  Continue Reading

Deborah Lippmann Sephora Exclusive Nail Lacquers

I was blessed to have previously met Deborah Lippmann and she impressed me beyond words. The only thing possibly more impressive than Deborah Lippmann is her amazing line of  Lippmann Collection nail lacquers. They are phenomenal and quite possibly the biggest indie nail polish brand in existence. Every nail lacquer lover should have at least 1 of her nail lacquers in their lifetime. And now for those of you in USA or Canada, you are going to be stoked to hear that Deborah Lippmann’s nail lacquers will be sold in Sephora.  Continue Reading

Estee Lauder Lilly Pulitzer Pink Beauty Collaboration

A limited edition Spring-Summer collaboration has just been announced by Estée Lauder that has me very upset I am not in the USA. Teaming with Lilly Pulitzer, the two will bring Palm Beach style to beauty with a 2-season gift-with-purchases programs.

The GWP sets include a Lilly Pulitzer designed makeup bag filled with a range of Estée Lauder deluxe samples. First reports say that there are 8 designs in total and each one was customised exclusively to each of the selected retailers. I personally think this is a collaboration that will do very well for Estée Lauder as it is a marriage of two heritage American brands that have similar values. Lilly Pulitzer president James Bradbeer said in the press release:

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NIVEA Cooling Sunscreen review

Aerosol sunscreen is becoming a more popular choice but in this NIVEA Cooling Sunscreen review I’m introducing you to a sunscreen feature you never knew you needed. It’s life changing and I love it, but does this one benefit counteract NIVEA’s Ultra Sport Protect Cooling Aerosol SPF50+ defects?  Continue Reading

End of Year Sales Fashion Shopping Inspiration

The Boxing Day and End of Year sales are in full-swing. While this can be a fab time to pick up a great deal, it’s not such a money saver if you buy things you don’t need or really want. Having a shopping list of what to buy is one of my most valuable tips for being a savvy sale shopper. However, I’ll admit that sometimes there are things out there I didn’t know I needed. Sometimes, I need someone to introduce me to the things I didn’t know (or forgot) I needed. That’s what I’m offering you some end of year sales shopping inspiration by sharing some of the great goodies I picked up during the Cyber Week sales.

These are the beauty and fashion goodies I got during Black Friday, Cyber Weekend and Cyber Monday.  Continue Reading

Deciem Hylamide High Efficiency Face Cleaner

Finding a good face cleanser shouldn’t be difficult but for me it’s one of those things I’m always looking to improve. I was recommended the Hylamide High Efficiency Face Cleaner as an all-in-one solution for makeup removal and skin cleansing. I have dry skin and I’m lazy, so I want quick and easy without compromising on quality results.  Continue Reading

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