Space NK has the Best GIFT WITH PURCHASE available now!

press sample affiliate link On Feb 13, get ready to snag the mother of all GWP! That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 2.5.18 Question of the Week: Have you ever bought a product JUST because you want the GWP (gift with purchase?) Answer: Oh, HELL yeah I have! And the gift with purchase going on right now at Space NK is so good, I think I may actually shop to get another one in addition to the press sample I was sent! Here’s the details… On Tuesday, February 13th, Space NK is hosting the “Spring Beauty Edit” event at its 28 US locations (freestanding boutiques, as well as Space NK inside select Bloomingdale’s). Customers can check out

What’s Your First Beauty Purchase of the New Year?

press sample affiliate link We’re Freaking Out over the Urban Decay X Kristen Leanne Collection! That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 1.1.18 Question of the Week: New year = new beauty! What’s going to be your first beauty purchase of the new year? Answer: If we didn’t get it as a press sample

Let’s Play: What’s in Your Purse?

press sample affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 12.18.17 Question of the Week: What’s in your purse? Answer: Oh, I love playing “What’s in your purse?” Here’s what I found today… • MAC Blot Powder, Pressed – The BEST for keeping shine at bay. • Sara Happ The Lip Slip, One Luxe Balm – glossy moisture, I’m addicted! • Kiehl’s

One Last Shopping Hurrah: Sale is on Sale at Shopbop

affiliate link Did someone gift you money for the holidays and it’s ALREADY burning a hole in your pocket? I’m here to help! There’s a fabulous sale at Shopbop right now and I’ve got few suggestions in every price range. For the next 3 days it’s Sale on Sale time, folks… The Details Take an additional 25% off Shopbop sale items with the code: JOY25. Offer valid 12/26/17 through 12/28/17. Click HERE to check out everything on sale. You can save up to 75% off! A word to the wise: act FAST. Quantities are limited. If you see something you want, grab it while you

My Favorite New Beauty Product of the Year is…

affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 12.11.17 Question of the Week: What’s your favorite new beauty product of 2017? Answer: I can’t say anything but Pat McGrath Lipstick, both the velvety MatteTrance (shown above in 1995, a warm nude) and the shinier satin formula LuxeTrance. They’re hydrating (yep, even the matte), super pigmented and the shade range is bananas. Plus, I

Cold Weather Wrecking Your Skin? This $15 Product Will Save It…

press sample affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 12.4.17 Question of the Week: What product is most helping your skin deal with the changing weather? Answer: I love a good exfoliator, but you have to be careful not to overdo it. Pixi Glow Tonic is gentle enough for everyday use but

What If You Could Design Your Own Makeup Line…

affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 11.27.17 Question of the Week: If you got to design a makeup line, what would be the signature piece? Answer: I’m tempted to say a light nude lipstick or a warm pink blush. But I’m going to have to go with a pink watermelon lipgloss with fine gold shimmer. Ooo, see? I got excited just typing that! Here’s what was up with the League last week… Blushing Noir – Secret Santa Gift Exchanges got you down? NO WORRIES. These gift ideas are all perfect picks for any beauty lover, PLUS they’re all under $

28 Days to Better Skin, Here’s How…

This post is sponsored post by Olay, but all opinions are my own. I have a feeling we’re a lot alike, my dear we heartsters. When you lie down to sleep at night are you utterly exhausted? Because I am! I do so much every day between work, family and general life and yet, somehow I never seem to get caught up on my perpetual to-do list. Sound familiar? I always make time to take care of my skin, though. Not just because I’m

What’s Your Favorite Holiday Beauty Gift Set?

affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 11.20.17 Question of the Week: What’s your favorite holiday beauty gift set this season? Answer: Not quite a gift set, but I’m DYING over the Bobbi Brown Caviar and Rubies eye shadow palette ($75). I mean, will you

Want to Tell Your Skin to Calm Down? Read on…

This post is sponsored by Colorescience | All opinions are my own. I remember the first time rosacea came into my life. I was home from my college and my Mom and I went out to dinner. When the waitress came to our table and asked if we wanted drinks, I order a glass of wine and my Mom asked for iced tea. “What? You’re not having wine?” I asked. She told me wine was fine at home, but she got embarrassed at how red her face became as a result, so she avoided it in public. Secretly, I thought she was being silly. Flash forward 10 years and it became not

Beauty Product Thanksgiving…

press sample affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 11.13.17 Question of the Week: If beauty products were like Thanksgiving dinner, what’s your gravy? (The product you use with/over EVERYTHING.) Answer: Yes, I’m talking about Kiehl’s Calendula Toner again. But it’s my gravy for sure, I can’t get enough! And it is indeed the only product that I use without fail EVERY day. (FYI, the REN Mask is no slouch either, though!) Here’s what was up with the League last week… we heart this – There’s a Beauty Advent Calendar this holiday season that’s

Must Have Holiday Beauty: Holiday Heroes Best of SPACE NK Set

press sample affiliate link $230 in luxury beauty, for just $99 It’s that magical time again: holiday gift sets. All your favorite beauty products bundled up with limited edition packaging…it’s the most wonderful time of the year, indeed! If you’re looking to impress a beauty aficionado on your list, you can’t go wrong with anything from SPACE NK. From its beginnings 20 years ago in London, to the

Shopbop Holiday Gift Guide for EVERY Family Member on Your Shopping List

affiliate link Plus, details on the NEW Shopbop sale… Imagine taking care of ALL of your family holiday shopping with just one purchase. Not possible, you say? Totally possible, I tell you. Shopbop has items that will work for everyone on your list. And lucky for you: it’s Shopbop sale time! So not only can you take care of your whole crew in one shopping cart, you’ll save a ton of money too. First things first: CLICK

Holiday Gift Guide: Must-Have Beauty Advent Calendar

press sample affiliate link The Skinstore 12 Miracles of Beauty Advent Calendar Let’s just get this out of the way: You NEED this. You’ll want to get one as a gift (because you’re pretty much guaranteed eternal praise). But you? Yeah, you need it too. It’s the Skinstore 12 Miracles of Beauty Advent Calendar. It has 9 full size and 3 deluxe samples for $99 with free shipping. Go

Need it NOW: Natasha Denona Joya eyeshadow palette

That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 11.6.17 Question of the Week: We’ve got one more weekend for the Sephora Rouge 20% off sale. What the one item that you think everyone should pick up? Answer: I’ll give you TWO items! The Natasha Denona Holiday Eyeshadow Palette in Joya ($48) is a thing of beauty. Unexpected colors, incredible pigment and just the kind of bling

Craving New Beauty? Head to your local CVS…

sponsored post Featuring Skineez Skincarewear, an athleisure meets skincare must have Have you checked out the beauty selections at CVS lately? I’ve been a fan ever since I joined their ExtraCare Beauty Club. I got a 10% Shopping Pass just for signing up, a special offer during my birthday month and it seems like I’m always earning ExtraBucks Rewards on my beauty purchases (that means discounts on future purchases, more than likely to be more beauty purchases!) But it seems like their already awesome beauty aisles have gotten even more so. I recently took

What’s Your Ideal Mascara?

press sample affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 10.30.17 Question of the Week: What does your ideal mascara do, and which one comes close to delivering it? Answer: I am surprisingly picky for someone who really doesn’t care about mascara that much! I know exactly what I need it to do: deliver long separated lashes with inky black richness. And I find that more often than not, that effect is delivered with a plastic bristle brush. Luckily, there are

Lipstick League BIG Beauty Giveaway: Win 22 High End Items Worth $714

By now, we hope you know what the Lipstick League is. But if you’re new around here…The League was founded in 2011 by Stef of we heart this and G. from Nouveau Cheap when they assembled an incredible group of beauty bloggers to support each other via a weekly post on all of the members’ blogs. To celebrate 6 years of sharing the best beauty posts on the web, we wanted to give you a BIG beauty giveaway, what we think is the the best beauty GIVEAWAY on the web

The Best Statement Necklaces for Fall

sponsored post Fall’s here and I am upping my jewelry game. Because when you’re covering yourself up with layer upon layer with only a little flash of skin showing, you better put something with some significance on that skin! I went through a delicate necklace phase this summer; thin gold strands with a simple single charm. But now, I want sparkly jewels, mixed metals and big chunky shapes… That’s right folks, it’s statement necklace time. Luckily, 7 Charming Sisters has me covered with options that look like they’d

Favorite Beauty Store: Blue Mercury

affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 10.23.17 Question of the Week: You are awarded a $250 gift card to any beauty store you choose. What’s the store and what do you buy? Answer: That’s easy, my favorite beauty store is Blue Mercury. I ADORE these stores; high end products galore, many locations with a spa, and the nicest staff around. And, if you order online you get three deluxe samples that actually come with your order. (Yes Sephora, I’m chastising you!) I’d get a facial with my gift certificate, then splurge on some Darphin on

My Five Favorite Beauty Products from Cosmoprof 2017

A few months ago I was lucky enough to attend Cosmoprof North America, a trade-only show that’s legendary around the blogger community. I mean, 1,000 beauty brands from here and abroad all in one convention center? That’s the kind of thing that gets us buzzing. I saw A LOT of products during my three-day trip to Vegas. More than you can even imagine and more than I can even describe! I also took a lot of samples home and have been dutifully testing away. Without further ado, these are the five products that were my absolute favorite, by brands that were all new

What’s Your Favorite Fall Lipstick?

affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 10.16.17 Question of the Week: What’s your favorite fall lipstick shade? Answer: I love a vampy lip in the fall. It’s perfect to peek out behind cowl necks, scarves and layers. Kevyn Aucoin Bloodroses is one that I turn to over and over. You can find this perfect deep burgundy red in The Expert Lip Color, Lip Liner, Sensual Lip Stain AND The Lip Gloss. In case you haven’t figured it out already, it’s

Sushi as Art: Q Sushi in Downtown LA

press visit The chef’s hands seem to float through his workspace as he deftly prepares my next selection. He scoops rice into his palm and with the perfect amount of pressure and ritual-like movement forms the base for which comes next. Wild King Salmon from Alaska is laid on the wooden slab, its fluorescent orange hue shining under the globe pendulum lights. The chef slides a knife through it, then tops the rice with the result. It’s laid before me with a nod followed by a waitress who swoops in from behind and fills my