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Sunday, December 7, 2014

The Lipstick League - week of 12.1.14


Lipstick League Question of the Week: 

 So let’s hear it. Did you make any Black Friday/Cyber Monday beauty purchases?
Spill the beans! 

G's answer: Just thinking about it gives me a pit in my stomach because this year I purchased more beauty products for myself than all other Black Friday/Cyber Mondays combined. I don't know if it was the incredible deals or the fact that I was constantly typing and retyping and adding to the round-up list for days and days, but something clicked and turned me into a wild animal this year. Here's the damage: Mystery Boxes from Zoya and Too Faced, Beauty Box from Target, some of the Sephora $10 Black Friday deals, two Urban Decay flash sale deals and an Ulta haul of Essence cosmetics because of coupons and free shipping. Oh and one of the Urban Decay Naked palette dupes from Crown Brush (I couldn't pass up the free shipping on HauteLook that day). *covers face in shame* But hey, I plan to review the Essence stuff and the Naked palette dupe and many of the things in the Target Beauty Box, so all is not lost, right? RIGHT?!? And my birthday is this Saturday, so I can also tell myself these are presents since no one in my family even attempts to surprise me with anything beauty-related anymore (they leave that part of my life up to me and I completely get that!). OK..I feel slightly better now.

  Lipstick League Links of the Week: 

Love for Lacquer - Jess shows us how she cleans up her manicures to make them flawless by using Q-tips precision tips!

My Newest Addiction - Have some last minute gifts to buy? Check out The Perfect Holiday Gifts for Her from Kipling!

Nouveau Cheap - If you haven’t seen the new Maybelline 2015 goodies yet, here are just two of the seven new product lines I covered on the blog this week!

Prime Beauty - has the perfect gift for that hard-to-buy-for person. Enter to win L'Occitane 13 Desserts of Provence giveaway, it's the ideal gift for everyone!

Phyrra - The struggle is real! I bring you The Simple Guide to False Lashes. Wearing falsies has never been easier.

we heart this - check out the most subtle highlights one of our co-editors ever received (and laugh at her Bride of Frankenstein impersonation!)

Beauty Junkies Unite - You don't have to be a beauty junkie to appreciate a good night of beauty sleep, but you'll REALLY appreciate it if you win the Casper Memory Foam mattress I'm giving away! Enter the giveaway here. (Ends 12/16. Sorry, but U.S. babes only this time.)

EauMG - From snow days to toasts at midnight, EauMG has you covered with these Winter Perfume Picks.

Glitter.Gloss.Garbage - The Holidays are all about giving right? Well you have to check out all the giveaways I’m running right now! There’s something for everyone!

Gouldylox Reviews - Winter is coming, are you ready to survive beautifully? I've got a list of must have products that are game changers!

(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)

Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by Love for Lacquer - Brooke from Blushing Noir is that friend who will get you to buy anything regardless if you need it or not. Her blog is the death of my wallet. I absolutely love her Top 10 Holiday Gift Sets of 2014 and because of her, I have purchased several!


  1. Happy birthday! I got a lot of great hauls this year, and it makes me want to attempt not to buy anything until I use it all up. Ulta, elf, Murad, Target and L'Occitane all had deals I couldn't pass up.

  2. I went into the sales telling myself I wouldn't buy anything unless the sale involved certain things on my wish list: Real Techniques brushes, byAlegory organizers, and stila smudge sticks. Wouldn't you know that two of those things went on sale during that week. I got both the brushes and the smudge sticks for basically buy one get one free. It was amazing!

  3. Your Black Friday/Cyber Monday was incredibly helpful in alerting me to all of the best beauty deals right when they started. I'm not sure if this was a good or bad thing...haha. I spent about $20 at each of the following, Ulta (Real Techniques brushes, cleansing creme), Too Faced (La Creme lipsticks), HSN (NYX soft matte lip cream set). I also got the $10 Target beauty box. I haven't received any of the items yet, probably due to delays in shipping with all of the orders, but I'm excited about all of the great deals!

    1. Oh my gosh, I'm thrilled that you found it helpful! And congrats--you got some excellent deals! :D


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