Sephora Black Friday Haul Away


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Hi There! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your loved ones. I had a great time enjoying Thanksgiving turkey feast potluck with my family. The main fun came after the Thanksgiving holiday in form of Black Friday shopping. I had the chance to shop at Macy’s, The Limited, New York and Company, Sephora, and the of course, Mac Cosmetics. Over the next few days, I will publish my review on each of my haul away.

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Yves Saint Laurent L’Homme Gift Set: I got this for my dad from the Sephora for $42. He absolutely love this fragrance. The gift set contain the classic L’Homme, Perfum Intense, and La Nuit De L’Homme. Infused with the force of attraction of a man with style and sensuality, the classic fresh, woody fragrance is effervescent with bright, sparkling notes of bergamot, ginger, and vetiver. A fragrance of contrasts it is a unique combination of luxury, art, and modernity that exudes a timeless elegance. Intensify the power of seduction. Perfum Intense, the new masculine addition from Yves Saint Laurent is a provocative blend of woody notes wrapped in a sensual suede accord. The magnetic power of L’Homme is now even more irresistible. Finally, La Nuit de L’Homme by Yves Saint Laurent tells a story of intensity, bold sensuality, and seduction that lies half-way between restraint and abandon. Bright, masculine freshness combines with sophistication and nonchalance to create a fresh, yet deep and mysterious scent with notes of cardamom, cedar, and coumarin — a structure of contrasting forces.

I got this a gift for my dad. My dad absolutely love these fragrances. Now, he can carry his favorite collection with him wherever he goes. I love the small of the classic perfum. I also loved La Nuit, as it smelled this is one of my favorite alongside Chanel Blue and Spicebomb. Unfortunately, this set is not available online, but I am so glad that I got it at store.

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Sephora Collection – The Mini Kisses: Kiss Me Balm Trio ($12): cute gift set with three different mini Kiss Me Balms. It contains three luscious colors that will make you swoon, including one color specifically created for a magical holiday season. Try them all, or gift them as the perfect stocking stuffers. The gift set contain Kiss Me Balms in Charming, Pink Bubblegum, Cotton Candy.

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I got this for my sister. She loves the esos lip balm and I wanted to get a stocking staffer for her. I really like the size, colors, and feel of this lip balm. It will be easy to carry in her purse.  Its oily enough to keep her lips soft and smooth. She has used the other versions before. This is no EOS, and can’t replace that quality but you probably have to reapply it every few hours.

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Rosebud Perfume Co. Minted Rose Lip Balm ($7): This lip balm was created especially for Sephora, this must-have lip balm calms and heals irritation, and soothes the sting of minor burns. Easy-to-use and versatile, dab it on chapped lips, elbows, or knees to condition and relieve dryness.

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This is actually the 7th or 8th one I bought. In winter, my lips gets chapped all the time, and this lip balm is an absolute life saver for me. I gave to my family and they all love it as well. This is hands down the most moisturizing balm I’ve ever tried. I really enjoyed this lip balm. I used it everyday! The only thing I really did not enjoy was the fact that the lid simply would not come off sometimes! It was so annoying. I had to fight and wrestle my way into the lip balm goodness. Anyway, the lip balm went on smoothly and left my lips feeling lovely and soft. Definitely would recommend this product. Hopefully they do something about that pesky lid though!

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Dr. Jart+ Water Drop Hydrating Moisturizer ($36): This is a hydration-replenishing formula to provide long-lasting moisture and brighten dull-looking skin. This lightweight, refreshing moisturizer features a special emulsion system with droplets packed full of brightening and nourishing ingredients. The innovative formula bursts into tiny water droplets when applied—providing instant hydration and brightening dull, lackluster skin. Great for all skin types, it relieves dry, sensitive skin, revitalizes, and prevents visible signs of aging with concentrated antioxidants for a healthier-looking complexion. This moisturizer is parabens, sulfates, and phthalates free.

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I received this as a sample. It comes out gel-like and melts into your skin as if you’ve applied water and sinks into the skin very quickly without leaving a sticky mess. However, I only used it twice. I will definitely update and let you know if I see any issue with is moisturizer.

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Nars Velvet Lip Glide in Playpen (Coral Pink- $26): This is a long-lasting lip color with a smooth, semi-matte finish that provides ultimate hydration. Velvet lip glide is soft, yet strong. Effortless and intense. Polished and provocative. It encourages you not to compromise. Glide on strength. The finish is semi-matte, long-lasting, and non-drying for luscious, vibrant lips. Water lily flowers and white tea extract are infused into this hybrid lip glide for antioxidant protection and ultimate hydration.

I received this as a sample I can’t stop using it. I received the sample in Playpen and the color is absolutely to die for. One thing however that I am not a fan of is that it does not dry completely. It doesn’t stay long like Kat Von D, but it is also does not over dry your lips. I am not sure if I am going to pay the full price for this item.

Did you do your Black Friday shopping? What did you get and what products would you recommend? Hope you enjoy this post as much as I writing about it.

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What Are You Thankful For?


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Hi There! Happy Thanksgiving everyone! First of all, I want to thank you for taking the time to read my post. I have so much to be thankful for. I never wait one day to be thankful for the blessings in my life. I believe in living in the moments and I am thankful for every moments of that. I am thankful for having  such wonderful parents who have sacrificed so much to raise my younger sister and I. I am thankful to have a younger sister you is my rock and my best friend and is always there to pull me up when I fall.

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I am also thankful for the wonderful friends and family I have in my life. I am thankful to have friends in my you text me and just to let me know that she love me that and she has always have my back. I am thankful for having friends whom I can talk to for advice regarding anything. What are you thankful for?

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In the United States, the modern Thanksgiving holiday tradition is commonly, but not universally, traced to a sparsely documented 1621 celebration at Plymouth in present-day Massachusetts. The 1621 Plymouth feast and thanksgiving was prompted by a good harvest. Pilgrims and Puritans who began emigrating from England in the 1620s and 1630s carried the tradition of Days of Fasting and Days of Thanksgiving with them to New England.Although, Thanksgiving Day was originally celebrated as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year, it has now a the beginning of the holiday season when we all gather with our family to give thanks for the blessings of the years.

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To me this day has so much meaning and tradition. I love the day watching football with my day if get to be home. I always remember starting the day with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. We would all go to my aunt’s place for Thanksgiving dinner. Another thing that we really do love doing to thank for any small or big blessings that we have is by giving to charity. Today, I will share with you some of those charities with you.

St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital: St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. They don’t send any family home because of their inability to pay. Open you heart to St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and help children fight cancer. Three of my four grandparents died of cancer. Hence, giving to cancer research always have a special soft spot in my heart. Additionally, working at Children’s hospital for over a decade have given extra soft spot for this most vulnerable and innocent group in the world.

Children’s National Health System: Through the support of generous donors like you, Children’s National is able to ensure that every child in the Washington DC metro area can receive the same level of care — regardless of their family’s ability to pay. I have seen it first hand watching the group fight to make newborn screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease universal to save so many babies’ lives.  Your tax-deductible gift helps fund specialized care, family support, groundbreaking research, and more. Working with this group for over the past decade given the first hand experience on the dedication each member has for treating children and serving their family.

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UNICEF: As it may have become clear by now, I have a special soft spot for children in my heart. I specially cannot see them suffer. Hence, when I see them in need worldwide my heart cries. Hence, I try my best to do whatever I can to be part of UNICEF. UNICEF does whatever it takes to save and protect the world’s most vulnerable children. Do you remember the picture of the Syrian boy who died trying to migrate of Greece in a small boat with his family. Innocent children suffer from our fights and cruelty. UNICEF has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization. Open up your heart and soul to these vulnerable children.

Doctor’s Without Borders: This group help people worldwide where the need is greatest, delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from health care. The ability to respond quickly to medical humanitarian emergencies is crucial to saving more lives. Unrestricted funds allow us to allocate our resources most efficiently and where the needs are greatest. Whether, it’s Aleppo or Darfur, Doctor’s Without Borders work hard to bring lifesaving care to people who need it the most.

American Heart Association (AHA): The mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke drives this group all they do. The need for their work is beyond question. The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke.  They provide public health education in a variety of ways. They’re the nation’s leader in CPR education training. We help people understand the importance of healthy lifestyle choices, proving science-based treatment guidelines to healthcare professionals to help them provide quality care to their patients. Watching my uncle go through quadruple bypass in his mid fifties and having a genetic condition in my family that gave carotid artery disease to 2 out of my four paternal aunts and my paternal grandfather, I know the importance of the work that AHA does. Additionally, I have worked with people with congenital heart disease and the work done by groups like AHA is tremendous.

American Red Cross: Bring hope this holiday season and give to American Red Cross. The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. The American Red Cross helps people in need every single day, not just during large disasters. With your ongoing support, they we will continue to be there providing people in crisis with relief for today and hope for tomorrow. An average of 91 cents of every dollar the American Red Cross spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs.

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American Cancer Society: As I have mentioned earlier, there of my grandparents died of cancer. Hence, helping this organization is little close to my heart. I have watched my grandmother get diagnosed with adenocarcinoma and fight to survive, while the cancer metastasized to her lungs. I have also seen her give up at home being under hospice care. I spent every weekend with her and been through it all. I would do anything to spend more time with her, but I know she’s in a better place. I have give to American Cancer Society in my memory of my grandparents.

Flint Water Fund: To be honest, I didn’t know the extent of this crisis until this election year. As a public health person, I know how critical the crisis is and how much the people of Flint need our help. The United Way of Genesee County has set up this fund for the purchase of filters, bottled water, emergency support services and prevention efforts. 100% of the fund is used for these projects and no Administrative Fee is assessed. The UWGC has sourced more than 11,000 filters systems and 5,000 replacement filters, ongoing sources of bottled water to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan and also supports a dedicated driver for daily distribution. Please donate to help the people of Flint.

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As I get ready to my follow the yearly Thanksgiving tradition to watch favorite Football team play with their arch nemesis play the Thanksgiving Day game, please think about your favorite causes and give to your favorite charity as a gesture to say thanks for the blessings to you had this year. I hope you have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving.

Please do let me know what is your favorite Thanksgiving tradition and what are some of your favorite charities that you would love to share with others.

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Style Of the Day – Leather-like Skirt


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Hi There! We are almost here. Thanksgiving is here, just few minutes and a day later is Black Friday. Today, I want to share with another style of the day. The outfit is quite affordable but looks very stylish. I got so much complements.

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The Limited Turtleneck ($49): I usually like wearing colors but with all black gives with that chic look I want. A ribbed turtleneck in a classic fitted silhouette is essential for anyone’s wardrobe.

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Faux Leather Maxi Skirt ($26.99): This is a beautiful skirt that cost less than $30. I love this skirt that I got so much complement on it. I looks great. Everyone asked me where I got the skirt and I say Amazon.

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Kate Spade Handbag ($298): I accessorized by dress with a my favorite Coach pink signature leather handbag. However, they are couple of years old. You can get a similar one from Kate Spade for $298.  The start of every great outfit–and adventure–begins with the perfect handbag that lets you get carried away. Meet maise: the go-anywhere, carry-everything bag.

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New York and Company Necklace (On Sale for $12): An outfit is not complete without the perfect jewelry, and this beautiful necklace brings out my handbag. I absolutely love this piece, and now you can get $30 jewelry for just $12.

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Ralph Lauren Boots (On Sale for $95.40): Finally, I completed my look with Ralph Laurel Mesa Riding Boots that can be found at Macy’s. Any other black boots goes just as great.You can always trade the boots for a pair of black, like Michael Kor’s Flex Mid-Pointed toe Pump, available at Macy’s for $74.25.

Hope you have a blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving. Let me know what is your favorite thing to do on Thanksgiving day.

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Eyeshadow Palettes to Try this Holiday


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Hi There! With only 3 days to Black Friday and only 33 days to Christmas, today I am doing to provide my recommendation of the eyeshadow palettes that you should try this holiday season. Some of them cost less than $15.

BH Costimetics’ Galaxy Chic Baked Eyeshadow Palette ($14)The stars will truly align when you use this baked eyeshadow palette with 18 versatile shades. This palette includes a range of out of this world colors that work for everyone. From everyday neutrals to vibrant hues, your look will undoubtedly be Galaxy Chic!

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Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Nylon-12, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Polysorbate 20, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate. May Contain/Peut Contenir [+/-: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI77510), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035)] <4407>.

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Verdict: It’s a nice palette. Not only is this palette beautiful to look at, it swatches like butter and looks amazing on the eyes! It’s basically every shimmer you need. The packaging is too cute to resist for a such a great price!

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Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Palette ($49): This eyeshadow palette takes glittery eye looks to a whole new level. Explore this palette’s eight otherworldly shades of sparkily shadow in Urban Decay’s first-ever Moondust Eyeshadow Palette. Laced with micro-fine bits of iridescent sparkle and lush 3-D metallics, these shadows create a gorgeous, diamond-like effect. The sparkly gunmetal case features a mirrored cutout of the Moondust logo. A full-size mirror makes it easy to indulge your glitter obsession on the go.
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Ingredients: Dimethicone, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Talc, Triisostearyl Citrate, Isododecane, Polyethylene, Silica, Cetyl Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tin Oxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Isododecane, Polyethylene, Cetyl Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol. [+/- (All Shades May Contain): Mica, Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491/77492/77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 75470 (Carmine), Ci 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), Ci 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide)].
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Verdict: I absolutely love this palette. This is a wonderful palette to have for your holiday parties. This moon dust pallet sets the bar for glitter shadows! The pigmentation is gorgeous & the shimmer is beautiful. Build it up if you want mega sparkle or add a kiss for little shimmer! Also when using the right brush it looks pretty as a liner for your upper & lower lids as well!! I’m in love 🙂 best of all u can use it daily depending on how you wear it!
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tarte Tartelette In Bloom Clay Eyeshadow PaletteThis is a beautiful eye shadow palette with 12 brand-new shades in a mix of matte and luster finishes. With nine mattes and three lusters, these lid, liner, and crease pairings allow you to create stunning, smoldering eyes. Infused with tarte’s signature Amazonian clay formula, you’ll get the same pigmented payoff, blendability, and lasting color as with the original tartelette—all in a chic, portable palette with a beautiful floral design. Use your favorite shadow brush to create your own custom blended bold eye or more subtle looks for any occasion. The palette includes a step-by-step guide for creating looks from a vibrant eye to an ethereal glow.

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Ingredients: Talc, Mica, Silica, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Vanillin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Kaolin, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate (Argilla), Montmorillonite, Carmine (CI 75470), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510).

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Verdict: I absolutely love this palette. It is such a great everyday palette. The pigmentation of the shadows are excellent.Beautiful colors suitable for all looks (natural to dramatic.

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BH Costmetics’ Supernova – 18 Color Baked Eyeshadow Palette ($14) The ultra-soft shadows are buildable, blendable and guaranteed to put a sparkle in your eyes. Launch exciting looks from day to night — the sky is the limit! This is a companion collection to our Galaxy Chic Baked Eyeshadow Palette. This star-struck selection of super-pigmented, high-shine shades includes moody blues and greens, eye-popping teal and turquoise, plus deep neutrals for definition. 

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Ingredients:  Talc, Mica, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Silica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain/Peut Contenir [+/-: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Manganese Violet (CI 77742)] <6714> WARNING: For external use only. Avoid direct contact with eyes and keep out of reach of children. Discontinue use if signs of irritation or rash appear.

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Verdict: This is a beautiful to palette to own, and for just $14 it’s worth every single penny. This a beautiful palette to have for the holiday. The only two colors that aren’t super pigmented are both of the white shades, but they’re both still really pretty on the brow bones.

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Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette: This eye palette from the Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Collection with 16 heart-shaped, cocoa powder-enriched eye shades in brights and neutrals. This palette features matte and shimmer eye shades in cool pops of color, brights, and beautiful neutrals. Each is infused with Too Faced’s chocolate-scented, antioxidant-rich, cocoa powder formula. The third palette in the bestselling Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Collection, Chocolate Bon Bons includes a signature Glamour Guide with three beauty looks to get you started. With 16 shades, including two cult favorite hues, it’s perfect for limitless eye looks.

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Ingredients: Mica, Talc, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Boron Nitride, Polyethylene, Sodium Saccharin, Water, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Theobroma Cacao Fruit Powder, Vanillin, Zinc Stearate, Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) and many more.

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Verdict: This is absolutely a beautiful palette to own everyday of the year.  The colors are gorgeous, I like them even better than I thought I was going to. Definitely recommend! The palette includes a step-by-step guide for creating looks from a vibrant eye to an ethereal glow.

What do you think about the above palettes? If you already own any one of these palette let me know if you would recommend them to others. Are there other palette that you would recommend for the holiday? Hope you enjoy this post as much as I loved writing it.

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Best Black Friday Deals to Shop For in 2016


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Avoid the store crowds and take advantage of the online deals during Black Friday at the comfort of your home.

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Hi There! This is my second post of the day. Now that we are a week away from Black Friday, I thought I would share with you some great Black Friday deals you should look out for.

Amazon: Black Friday sales are already here, With Amazon leading the pack. Amazon kicked things off at 3 a.m. ET (midnight PT) last night with the first of tens of thousands of sales during its Countdown to Black Friday Deals Week promotions. The site is promoting discounts on a range of electronics, toys, clothes, and household goods, with most deals available only for 24 hours or until they’re sold out.

Ann Taylor: Enjoy 50% off everything in stores and online, using code CELEBRATE, Wednesday through Sunday.

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The Naked Palettes from Urban Decay


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Hi There! Hope you are continuing to have a wonderful weekend. We are getting so close. There’s only 5 day till Black Friday and 35 days till Christmas. Aren’t you excited? I know I am.  That’s why, I want to bring to review of my favorite eye shadow palette. Yes, I am talking about my favorite Naked Palettes from Urban Decay.

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Description: I love each of these palettes and I will describes each of the to them to you so that you can decide which one is best for you. You can also get all four them to complete your collection.

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Naked Palette – This original palette is a revolutionary, neutral eye palette, featuring 12 universally flattering bronze-hued shadows for a wide array of looks. It is loaded with 12 bronze-hued shadows in an insane range of finishes only Urban Decay could dream up—including matte, satin, shimmer and sparkle, Naked takes neutral eye color to a new level. From the palest champagne to the grittiest gunmetal, it’s everything you need to let eyes go laid-back, beachy vibe, or black-tie drama.

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Naked2 Palette – This is an eye palette, featuring 12 taupe-hued neutrals in a wide range of finishes. Following the release of Urban Decay’s Naked—the original bronze-hued palette that revolutionized neutrals, Urban Decay created Naked2. From luminous shades with shimmer and sparkle to the smoothest mattes imaginable, Naked2 is packed with 12 always vibrant, taupe-hued neutrals—including a gorgeous grayish brown, a glittery copper, and Urban Decay’s blackest black. Expand your Naked range to create even more sultry neutral looks, smoky dramatic looks, and everything in between.

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Naked3 Palette – This 3rd edition of the naked palette in an exclusive palette with 12, rose-hued neutral eye shades in every finish. Naked3 features a dozen exclusive shades for endless eye looks. Experiment with these 12 gorgeous, rose-hued neutrals—from the palest, shimmery pink to a deep black matte with rosy red micro-glitter. This palette features ultra-smooth mattes, gorgeous pearls, and glimmering metallics. For easy application, the mirrored case includes a professional-quality, cruelty-free, double-ended Shadow/Blending Brush.

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Naked Smokey Palette – Last but not least is the smokey version of the palette, featuring nine shades and three exclusives from past palettes. Urban Decay packed this palette with a dozen sultry, smoky neutrals. Experiment with warm bronzes, dimensional grays, rich browns, gorgeous taupes, and a deep black. When it comes to finishes, Naked Smoky has it all—from mattes and satins to shades with sparkle.

What Else You Need to Know: For easy application, the mirrored case includes a professional-quality, cruelty-free, double-ended Shadow/Blending Brush. The magnetic closure on the case prevents shadow mishaps in your bag, and the full-size mirror makes it easy to get Naked whenever the urge strikes.

Verdict: Naked palettes are great. In the original palette, there is a great mix of matte and shimmer shades that are good for a day or night look. Shadows go on smooth and with the primer potion, do not budge. If you’re looking for one palette for all your needs, definitely go with the Naked palette. The second palette is a really nice palette to have around, it has a good range of colors that can help with a variety of looks and there something about naked palettes that just makes you want to have it. if you’re on a budget and want to splurge on one expensive product, i would maybe look for something a big more spectacular, but if you just want to add to your collection or try a dependable set of bronze-time shadows, this is for you. The 3rd palette also good but I use it the least. Some of the colors in this palette when you blend them end up looking like just one color on your eyelids. However, this is a good palette if you’re looking for an everyday cute makeup look that you can wear for school. Finally, the smokey palette is a very versatile palette that I really love. My final verdict, these are great palettes to have and are worth every penny.

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You can get each of these palettes for $54 each at Sephora. You can get the colors you want or all of them. Now, you can get an exclusive collection of the four Naked palettes, Naked & Naked2 Basics, Naked Flushed (pink and peach),  24/7 Glide-on Lip Pencil in Naked and Rush, Naked Ultra Nourishing lipgloss in Naked and Conspiracy, and Vice Lipsticks in Naked and Backtalk. You can get this beautiful collection at Urban Decay for $300 as Naked Vault Vol III.

Let me know what is your favorite Naked palette from Urban Decay or if you love all of them. Hope you enjoy this as much as I like writing this post.

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Outfit of the Day – Lafayette NewYork


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Hi There! Hope you are having a great weekend. Here in Maryland we are dealing with freezing rain and cold weather. I thought I would do my first outfit of the day.

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Dress: The dress is the Lafayette New York 148 Wool Turtleneck Fit and Flare Dress. I love this knit wool dress. I love the dress and great for the cloth weather. You can for a limited time find this dress at Gilt for $159.99. The retail price for the dress is $498. This is a beautiful dress that I absolutely love and get a lot of complements on. You can also find other colors at Nemus Marcus for $295.

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Bag: I paired by dress with my favorite Kate Spade satchel. I love mine because of the tassels. Mine is discontinued. However, you can find a cute one with tassels at Bloomingdales. Punctuated by perforated trim and handsome tassels, this top handle satchel from Kate Spade New York is the picture of timeless polish. Get yours for $299.60. The retail price is $428.

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Boots: Nothing says style and sophistication like a classic leather tall boot from Bandolino. The Collyer two-tone riding boot is a timeless knee high boot that will complement your casual style effortlessly! Get this gorgeous pair of boots at DSW for $99.95. The actual retail price of the boots is $149. You can also pair this beautiful dress with a nice pair of black heels. Either way you go, you are not going to be wrong.

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Necklace: Finally, complete the look by adding a gold necklace to the outfit. I love this necklace. I get a lot of complement about this necklace. You can find it at New York and Company for sale for just $13.47. This Tassel Lariat Necklace completes the tassel look from the Kate Spade Satchel.

Let me know what you think of the outfit. Hope you enjoy this post as much as I love writing it.

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Best Black Friday Deals to Shop For in 2016


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Hi There! This is my second post of the day. Now that we are a week away from Black Friday, I thought I would share with you some great Black Friday deals you should look out for.

Amazon: Black Friday sales are already here, With Amazon leading the pack. Amazon kicked things off at 3 a.m. ET (midnight PT) last night with the first of tens of thousands of sales during its Countdown to Black Friday Deals Week promotions. The site is promoting discounts on a range of electronics, toys, clothes, and household goods, with most deals available only for 24 hours or until they’re sold out.

Ann Taylor: Enjoy 50% off everything in stores and online, using code CELEBRATE, Wednesday through Sunday.

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Beauty Bridge: Save $10 Off Any Order of $50 Or More & Get Free Shipping On Orders Over $49 Site Wide At BeautyBridge.com! Use Code: 10OFF50 At Checkout!

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Best Buy: Shop Black Friday doorbusters and thousands of great deals.

BH Cosmetics: Buy more and save more. Get $5 off $20+, $10 off $40+, and $15 off $60+ plus get a free mystery gift! Use Code: MORE.

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Bloomingdales: Get $20 off for every $200 you spend on great selection of items (minor exclusion apply). Additionally, save 50% on select items.

Banana Republic: Receive 50% off any five regular priced items in stores and online, Thursday through Monday. Use code BRFIVE.

Dolce Vita: Shop Black Friday and receive discounts reaching up to 60% off retail, plus an extra 20% off sale, use promo code BLACK20.

Easy Spirit: Enjoy 60% off your entire in-store purchase on Black Friday (minor exclusions may apply).

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e.l.f Cosmetics: 50% off everything at elf Cosmetics on Black Friday! Get 4 FREE fan faves – including our top-rated Baked Eyeshadow Palette. (a $20 value!). Use code THANKFUL on any $25 purchase. Offer valid 11/20-11/23. 50% off everything with code CYBERMONDAY on orders $30+,

Fitbit: Mark your calendar for the bright light & big deals during the 5-day Black Friday sale starting Nov 24.

Fossils: Get 30% off your entire purchase (on select merchandise), starting 11/24/2016 through 11/28/2016 using the promo code BRIGHT30.

G by Guess: Cyber Monday Sale: Up to 70% Off + Free Shipping.

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Leather Coats etc: 50% off all styles plus an extra 25% off everything, including clearance with code GIVING25. Free shipping on all domestic orders.

Neiman Marcus Lastcall: Save extra 50% to 80% of all clearance items during the Black Friday savings deals.

Nine West: Shop 50% off all boots and booties, up to 50% off almost everything else, and extra 20% discount on all orders $125+, Black Friday.

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OLEHENRIKSEN: Get a FREE $100 Surprise Gift Bag with $50 purchase at OleHenriksen.com! Valid 11/22 – 11/28. Use code: 100GIFTBAG.

Overstock:  Overstock’s Black Friday online deals for 2016 are your chance to find the season’s best sales while avoiding searching Black Friday ads all day and the crazy doorbuster deal crowds. We even have many holiday discounts with free shipping!

Rent the Runway: Enjoy 25% off all orders $75+, Black Friday through Sunday.

Steve Madden: Buy one get one 70% off (exclusion may apply) in-store only Black Friday, plus receive a free limited edition pack of patches while supplies last.

Target: Target is hosting 10 Days of Deals starting Saturday, November 19. Don’t forget to take advantage of the amazing deals.

What are you waiting for. Take advantage of the amazing deals at the stores. Whether you want Black Friday or Cyber Monday. Let me know if there are any other amazing deals that you know of. Don’t forget to sign up for Ebates and shop through this site to get great cashback deals.

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Mac Nutcracker Sweet Red Lipstick Kit


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Hi There! With only 37 days to Christmas, and a week till Black Friday aren’t you excited about shopping for the holidays? Today, I will review one amazing holiday product from Mac with you. It’s the Nutcracker Sweet Red Lipstick Kit from Mac. The price of the product is only $35.

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Description: This is a coordinated candy cane red kit of mini Lipsticks in a stylish little box. It contain four mini lipsticks in candy cane red shades. This beautiful kit comes in a stylish little box featuring a fuchsia and burgundy design with gold accents. It contains four of the following shades: Lady Danger or vivid bright coral red in Matte, MAC Red or vivid bright bluish red in Satin, Diva or Intense reddish burgundy in Matte, and my favorite, Rebel or Mid tonal cream plum in Satin.

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Verdict: What can I say about this product. I absolutely love the colors. I have a weakness for red and plum colors and I get both in this kit. The colors are long-lasting and looks great on olive/tan or even darker skin tone. The matte colors can be little drying on the lips can easily be corrected with a little bit of a primer or chapstick underneath. I would highly recommend this kit to everyone. If you prefer a more pink tone then check out the Nutcracker Sweet Pink Lipstick Kit (See picture below).

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Want to get free Mac lipsticks? If you return 6 MAC packaging containers back to MAC you will receive a free lipstick (excluding the Viva Glam Lipstick which are for a charitable cause). MAC asks that items returned are “primary packaging” which means they do not accept the following: Paper boxes. Plastic or cellophane wrappers.

Hope you enjoy reading this article as much as I loved writing it. Please let me know what which kit do you prefer.

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Thinking about Hospitality


Read this wonderful post by Recipe in a Bottle, and thought we all need some healing. I completely with her that we need healing and can be united by food. Hence enjoy the post. I remember bonding with old apartment neighbors in Washington D.C. each year through holiday potluck. We used to do the same for Thanksgiving at my previous job. Nothing brings people together like food. Check out more of her beautiful recipes and posts.

Please let me know of some of your healing foods and what you are doing to build community.

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In the wake of the Presidential election, I’m even more thoughtful about community building and neighborliness than before. It’s easy to assume the country is close and united when we have two moderate candidates in the running, but throughout this election cycle, I’ve been stunned by the differences in mindsets among the candidates, and by the closeness of the races: the country is divided.

I know that there are some disagreements that getting to know each other cannot solve. I know that being political is not a good way to run a food blog or host a dinner party or any of the things I claim. But I do think that talking to each other, knowing people whose experiences are different from our own, seems to be one of the only chances for getting out of this mess. Half of America is a stranger to the other half; they need…

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