Ok I know I've been blogging about these candles a lot lately, but they are my newest addiction. To see exactly what a Diamond Candle is see my previous post HERE. But anyways... Tonight they announced the release of a limited edition fragrance called Misty Dawn named after the founders daughter. It is a Facebook exclusive and will only be available for 24 hours. To order you need to comment with your email address on the Diamond Candle Facebook page on the post about this release before tomorrow night (8-1-12). They will email you within 24 hours with a special link to buy.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Jordana Cosmetics is having a giveaway today with a prize of every item they make in the USA, which is over 150 items! To enter just go to the Facebook page HERE and click the sweepstakes square under the cover photo and fill out a form.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
I got my latest Diamond Candle today that I picked up with referral credits for HalfOffDepot.com. I was really excited about this one because it's the new summer scent Watermelon Wedge and I'm on a serious watermelon kick lately.
Man this thing smells so freakin good, it makes me hungry for watermelon candy.
I lucked out because the ring packet was placed really close to the top of the candle this time. It wasn't long before I could start digging away at the wax with a spoon.
After I got to a point where the foil was peeking out pretty well I moved onto the stronger tools to work it the rest of the way out.
Isn't this ring a pretty one? It was actually big enough to fit the pinky of my big hands, unlike some of the past rings I've gotten. There are no markings so this is one of the $10 value costume rings but I was wishing really hard that it was real because I liked it so much! There's always next time!
OPI just announced on the brands Facebook page that they will be releasing a limited edition 18K gold leaf topcoat for this years holiday season. It will be called "The Man With The Golden Gun" and is inspired by the James Bond's golden anniversary. It is coming out in October, but no mention of price yet.
One of my favorite parts of the Beauty Army service is that the items come packed in great hard black cigar type boxes that are perfect for reusing. I've kept every black box I've gotten and have them in nice little stacks on a shelf storing all sorts of make up related goodies. Beauty Army announced about an hour ago that they will now introduce pink and white boxes to the mix so get ready for a little variety!
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
For the last several months, I've been a member of the website Bzz Agent. Basically it's a social media company that sends out products to try out in order to get regular people talking about those items through face to face contact and social media outlets like on Facebook. Spreading the bzz so to speak.
I had heard good things about it on various blogs and my sister had mentioned it so I signed up. Not much happened at first. I answered all of the short surveys that were available and that got a few MyPoints in the process. A little time had passed and I had almost forgot about it when I got an email that I was invited to my first Bzz campaign. It was for Children's Claritin. Something I could easily use with 3 kids in the spring. They sent me a pack of the Claritin, and a little stack of coupons to hand out. I'm a crazy coupon lady so I was pretty happy about that. I knew that I could use them and if I couldn't I could share them with a local coupon group that I'm in. I tried it, I wrote a review, and I submit a few "Bzz reports" about interactions I had with others talking about Claritin. Doing those few things raised my "bzz score" and it wasn't long before I was invited to my next campaign for Dr Scholls for her gel inserts.
They sent me a pair of inserts and more coupons! I repeat the things I did before. I submit reviews and reports. Soon I was invited to my third and favorite campaign so far for Kuerig brew over ice drinks. I'm always happy to get a few free K-Cups because the things aren't exactly cheap. I expected them to just send a few cups to sample so I was delighted when this package came in the mail.
They sent me 12 K-cups, some great coupons, and a reusable hard plastic cold cup with reusable straw. It was so fun opening that box and seeing all those goodies. I tried them out, shared with my family to try out, and submit my honest reports and reviews.
Today I got invited to a campaign to test out Luster Premium White, a tooth whitening system. This retails on the Luster website for $44.99. I'll be getting it for free just for sharing my opinion on it with others and submitting reviews.
I haven't blogged about Bzz Agent in the past because it wasn't exactly beauty related but since I was invited to the tooth whitening campaign today I thought it was a little more relevant now, plus who doesn't like getting free crap? If you have the time to answer a few questions and are comfortable talking to people about the products you try I think Bzz Agent is worth the time and effort. Just stick with it, be honest, and take the time to submit reports and you'll start getting some great campaign invites.
Monday, July 23, 2012
Lime Crime announced recently that they were going to stop making loose powder eyeshadow and switch over to palettes. They are selling off the stock they have left and once it's gone you won't be able to get any more. Ever. The good news in all of this is that now you can get them for 40% off if you use the promo code MAGIC40 at checkout HERE. Grab them while you still can!
Friday, July 20, 2012
The box options are out today for the August Julep Maven and here they are! If you aren't currently subscribed you can get your first month for one penny using the promo code PENNY at checkout.
I switched from my normal Julep Maven style to BombShell this month because I wanted the dark colors. I'm also happy to see nail polish remover added since that's something I can always use!
Thursday, July 19, 2012
I'm all about HalfOffDepot.com since I recently got Diamond Candles for half price. Looking around there today I found another killer deal. 12 sets of nail polish sheets for $13.50 with free shipping. That works out to slightly under $1.13 a set! Sally Hansen sets run about $8-$10 each and Incoco strips are a little more so this seems like a hell of a deal to me. The brand is called Funky Nails which I'm not familiar with, but they say that they are real polish strips like Sally Hansen and Incoco. Just go to HalfOffDepot.com HERE and go to national deals. When I clicked "view all" it was the first deal to pop up on the page.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
My July MyGlam came in a few days ago and here's what I got!
It came in a cute striped pink bag this month. I thought it was cute!
Buxom by Bare Excentuals lip gloss. I think this is full size!! If not it's pretty big!
NuMe Hydro Punch conditioner. They also included a new me postcard with codes to a complete set of this for $49 or 50% off any styling tool. I don't plan to use mine so if anyone wants to the codes are MGLAM96552108 for the Hydro Punch set for $49 and MG380251045 for 50% off any styling tool. I believe both are one time use codes and they expire in October. Hopefully someone can use it. I have a NuMe straightening iron and they are pretty nice tools.
Juicy Beauty Green Apple Moisturizer SPF 15.
Circus by Andrea's Choice Nail Color "Reverso" White.
I'm happy with this months bag! I love getting full size items it was well worth the $10 it cost this month. I feel like MyGlam is making a great come bag after a few less then great bags.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
I've been so busy wasting my time fishing this summer, that this months Birchbox was a total surprise to me. I didn't look for links to this months boxes, I didn't peek at forums or other blogs. I just kind of forgot about it until it came in my mailbox today, and it was a pleasant surprise. And here it is!
This month Birchbox paired with Glamour to offer a themed box focusing on each of our senses.
I loved the neon pop of colors in the tissue paper and even some of the products.
Alterna Bamboo UV+ Color Protection Fade-Proof Fluide
Yea Forte Minteas I got ginger pear. It didn't sound appealing to me, but they are actually really good.
Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner. Full size whoo hoo! I can never have enough deep black eyeliners. It's one of my make up staples.
Ahava Purifying Mud Mask
Harvey Prince Hello sample vial
And the cutest pair of neon earbuds!
I was really happy with this months. I thought it was fun, and I'm always excited to get full size products, especially when they are relevant to me. I'm a happy subscriber right now. If your interested in Birchbox you can subscribe HERE.
Loreal Paris hair color has a rewards program called "Gold Rewards". You buy your hair colors and enter codes found on the developer bottles online. For every five boxes of color you buy, you get a coupon for a free box of color. They also special offers and rewards throughout the month. There are several free codes already floating around online, and they work! The catch is that you can only enter two codes a month. Here are the ones I've found floating around so far. I'll try to update as I find more, and you enter you codes HERE!
*Feria #36 HE192
*Feria #56 12G600
* Feria #67 12G400
*Feria 25V 12G000
*Superior Preference #4R Dark Auburn 12G401
*Sublime mouse (20V) 30H204
*Sublime mouse (20V) 30GN04
*Sublime mouse (20V)30H102
*Sublime mouse (20V) 30H300
* Preference shade 5 12F900
*Preference shade 5 HE288
* Preference shade 5 12G502
* Preference shade 5 12G606
* Preference shade 5A 12G800
* Preference shade 6 12H104
* Preference shade 6 12F509
*Root Rescue 12G403, 12G4UU
*Healthy Look Creme Gloss 12CN01
I got a hold of this Lime Crime visual lipstick guide today and think it's great! (Click it for the large view) It shows which colors work best with your skin-tones. I thought it was handy and wanted to share it. You can buy all colors shown on Lime Crimes website HERE!
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Looks like the deal I posted a few days ago is back again! You can get a voucher at Half Off Depot for a Diamond Candle for half off making it $12.50 plus $5 shipping. These normally retail for $29.95 and they are really cool. Each candle has a ring hidden inside that can be worth anywhere from $10 to $5000, plus they smell amazing when they burn! I loved mine and plan to get more in the future. Grab your $12.50 voucher HERE and help me get credits to get more candles myself in the process!
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
I should of gotten this up sooner, but I've been spending more time fishing with my family and less time online so my posts may be slow this summer. For the July Julep Maven I went with the style "It Girl" because I liked the sparkle polish "Mila" that it contained. This month also included a bonus polish for the 4th holiday which is pretty awesome. If you don't currently subscribe to Julep Maven, you can get the first month for a single penny shipping included by using the code PRETTYPENNY at checkout. But anyways, here's my box this month!
It came all wrapped up in star tissue paper and it was on a bed of red white and blue crinkles.
They threw in a few atomic fire balls which I thought were a nice touch. I've said it before but as a fat girl with a sweet tooth, I love little extras like this.
And here are the colors I received. The three regular shades and the bonus "America" which is a really nice glitter that even has little silver stars in it.
I thought this was a fun box and look forward to seeing the choices we get next month!