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Third and is still enamored as the first. I'm talking about my third Viseart Eyeshadow Palette (Dark Mattes), another purchase from the brand that's getting a whole lotta lovin' from me lately. 
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Viseart Bridal Satin (reviewed here), Viseart Neutral Matte (reviewed here)

From my ohana to yours, Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who celebrate, most especially to my valued friends and blog subscribers. I am truly blessed and forever thankful for your support and friendship.

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And so it begins. The madness of Black Friday and/or Cyber Monday that is! Whether you're up for adventure (read: elbow-to-elbow with the crowd) or prefer to say home and shop, don't miss the most anticipated event(s) of the year. Keep your eyes peeled for the best discounts and deals around. Remember to use ebates when you shop online so you earn cash back (most retailers offer double the rate)!!! 

FASHION
Nordstrom
  • Up to 60% off when you take additional extra 33% off already reduced prices
  • $50 off for $200 purchase or more on Beauty, use code THANKFUL
Thursday, 11/26-Saturday, 11/28
  • 30% off sale
Monday, 11/30
  • 11/29 – 11/30
    • Urban On Members receive early access to Cyber Monday on Sunday. Begins at 10AM for Urban On Members. Public Access begins  7PM on Sunday, 11/29 and runs all day through 11/30!
  • $15 off $75 or $50 off $15, no code needed

  • Up to 60% Off + take an Extra 20% Off Select Already-Reduced Styles online only, use code TURKEY20
  • Spend $250+ and save 15%, Spend $500+ and save 20%, spend $1,000+ and save 25% , S’well and Stuart Weitzman style level exclusions
  • Up to 50% off
  • Sale up to 40% off
BEAUTY

  • $25 OFF + free Shipping on any order $100+, use code BLACK
  • 20% off sitewide, use code FF2015
  • 11/25-11/27 : Spend $125, receive a gift card for $25
  • 11/30: Spend $125+ and receive a complimentary gift bag worth $150
  • 11/27: 25% off, use code FRIDAY
  • 11/30: 25% off holiday collection + special deals
  • 3 for $36 site wide
  • Tote $35 (filled with various products worth $139) for purchase $36
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Festive in gold, resplendent in red! That's how I can succinctly describe these recent acquisitions from Burberry Beauty, both part of my Sephora VIB Rouge haul. Scroll further for more photos, swatch comparison and FOTD.
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Gift sets are some of my favorite items to give during the holidays because (1) they cut the guessing game in gift-giving (2) they make awesome stocking stuffers (3) you can mix and match and come up with your own customized gift sets. As a receiver, any of these will definitely thrill me to the max!
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Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are almost here and you know what's happening, shop 'til we drop for the holidays! In the next few days or so, I am releasing gift guides to help you find the best gifts for yourself and loved ones. Let's start with the SPLURGE edition. Hate the crowd? shop online and earn cash back by using Ebates

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  • Painted Ladies: Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick is a luxury lippie that's worth the splurge. Sheila shares swatches of 1975 Red.
  • TheFabZilla: Check out TheFabZilla's review and swatches of LORAC Mega Pro Palette 2 + her autumn-inspired makeup
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: Interested in thermal nail polish? Jessica has a really lovely white pink to coral one to show you!
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Looking for a stunning holiday palette, then don't miss the HOURGLASS Ambient Lighting Edit! It's absolutely GORGEOUS!
  • I Know all the Words: So fresh and clean, but minus the water. Take a dry clean with dry shampoos from Joico, Elizabeth and James, Marc Anthony & Be Delectable
  • Beauty by Miss L: Avon Luxe Shine Brilliance Lipsticks are described as silky smooth lipsticks with brilliant colour and high shine. Are they really that good?
  • Makeup Obsessed Mom: Need suggestions for holiday gifts? Stacie has a new gift guide on her blog.
  • Confessions of a Makeup Addict: Sephora VIB Sale Haul
  • Never Say Die Beauty: What did you pick up at the Sephora VIB event? Here's Never Say Die Beauty's haul, a mix of practical and splurge items!
  • Color Me So Crazy: A Girl's Gotta Spa and I Have it for YOU on the Blog!!
  • From My Vanity: Katie's sharing her top 10 Ulta gift set picks for this holiday season on the blog!
  • I've been feeling under the weather for a week now; with daily patient interactions, colder days and lack of sleep, my immunity level slipped so here I am sniffling and coughing in between writing. So while I'm not really digging the full makeup mode lately, there's one thing I ain't skipping: skincare! I had the opportunity to try two of Strivectin's products, the Oxygen Infusion Mask and Tightening Neck Cream. Scroll down for more scoop!
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    Strivectin Oxygen Infusion Mask, Strivectin Tightening Neck Cream, Review

    Let's segue to my favorite, the star of this review so to speak. Oxygen mask has become the next "best thing" in the realm of skincare. Previously available in select spas or doctor's office via pressurized steam, this unique facial experience has reached the consumer level sans the frills. Strivectin's Oxygen Infusion Smoothing Mask claims to purify skin by removing dead surface cells, minimize dullness, reduce lines and wrinkles. While it does sound like a generic mask, what makes it unique is the experience from start to finish.

    In the next few days, I will be posting my recent VIB Rouge haul in bits and pieces with corresponding review; that way, I can give you my final thoughts and recommendations in time for your holiday shopping. First on the list? lipstick junkies, say hi to Besame Cosmetics Classic Color Lipstick in 1933 Merlot ($22, 0.12 oz).
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    I have skipped its predecessors but finally I got my hands on LORAC Mega Pro Palette 2, an ULTA Beauty exclusive retailing for $59 ($205 value). Scroll down to unravel the goods teeming with photos, swatches plus an autumn-inspired FOTD.
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    LORAC Mega Pro Palette 2, Review, Swatch

  • Painted Ladies: Youngblood Perfect Pair Mineral Eyeshadow Duos are perfect presents for beauty lovers ... or yourself!
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: If you love lip gloss, then Lipstick Queen Galactic Gorgeous Holiday Lip Gloss Set is a must-have this season!
  • TheFabZilla: Beauty with eco-mission. TheFabZilla shares a brand new recyclable lipstick uniquely designed for the modern woman, Sophisticated Rebel
  • Beauty by Miss L: Does Rimmel Scandaleyes XX-Treme Volume & Length mascara really work?
  • Color Me So Crazy: Are YOU Ready for a Giveaway and Some Great Skin Products? I Have Them HERE...
  • I Know all the Words: All the bold colour one could ever want (with a side order of neutrals, of course) with the Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Platte
  • ProcrastiNails: Katherine's going through some short and sweet beauty sample reviews this week - some were hits and some were misses so be sure to check them all out!
  • Collective Beauty : Day to night makeup with Milani, plus a $500 giveaway!
  • Makeup Obsessed Mom: Stacie has a new favorite mascara. Check out her review here.
  • Korean skincare intrigues me the most because I admire the meticulous attention given to skin regimen, which for the most part is reflected in Korean women's flawless visage.  I had limited experience with Korean products so I jumped on the opportunity to try IASO, a prestige global brand founded on "professional knowledge of dermatologists and utilizing plant extracts" which aims to fulfill clear, healthy and radiant skin.  
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    korean skincare tips, IASO Intensive Clear Booster, IASO  Ghassoul Black Cleansing Oil

    I'm no nail guru but just like you, I want my nails to look decent and healthy. If I can do all that jazz at the comfort of my home, even better. Ever used a nail buff-and shine-gadget? Come see how my nails transformed from drab to fab!
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    salon-worthy nails, Emjoi Micro-Nail Buff and Shine Manicure Kit, Review, tips to stronger nails

    Once in a great while, I do step out of my comfort zone a.k.a luxe mainstream brand; most especially if the product is something out of the ordinary, be it in the packaging, formula or even the philosophy behind the ingenuity.  I had the opportunity to try a uniquely-designed flat lipstick by an entirely new-to-me brand Sophisticated Rebel. Curious? I presume you are so scroll down for more scoop!
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    Sophisticated Rebel Lipstick, Review, Swatch

    You know you're totally enamored with a brand when you can paint your entire face using practically everything from the line. Case in point, Hourglass Cosmetics. What's even nicer is revisiting the foundation I used to rave about, their Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation (reviewed years back here).
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    Brows: Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil (reviewed here)
    Eyes: Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palette Graphite (reviewed here)
    Lashes: Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara
    Face: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Mood Exposure (reviewed here)
    Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer Radiant Light Bronze (reviewed here)
    Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder Diffused Light (reviewed here)
    Lips: Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Creme Lipstick Vintage (reviewed here)


  • TheFabZilla: What's your favorite look for Fall? TheFabZilla shows her Bronze Eyes and Dark Berry Lips
  • Painted Ladies: Offering smooth, rich color, the Pür Epic Illusion Artist’s Blush & Contour Palette is worth a look!
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Hair Styling Tools Gift Guide with lots of treasures for the beauty product obsessed on your list!
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison owns more than 20 concealers. A little excessive you say? Here's why she has a well-developed concealer wardrobe.
  • Beauty by Miss L: Avon Magic Effects Molten Metallic nail polish in Gold is a perfect golden microglitter polish for this holiday season.
  • Color Me So Crazy: Looking for Some NEW Metals for Your Lids? Look No Further....
  • I Know all the Words: Stick it has a whole new meaning when you add Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation to your makeup bag.
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: Jessica reviewed 5 Madam Glam fall nail polishes, and they are definite winners!
  • Confessions of a Makeup Addict: Youngblood Cosmetics Holiday 2015 Eyeshadow Duos
  • ProcrastiNails: Ever been curious about dollar store beauty products? This week Katherine is taking a look at 6 surprisingly lovely polishes by Mariposa from Dollarama!
  • Crazy Beautiful Makeup: Chanel Holiday Vamp Attitude Rouge Noir Shadow Review
  • Makeup Obsessed Mom: Stacie is sharing some of the best makeup hacks this week.
  • Notes from My Dressing Table: Late to the party but loving the Too Faced Love Eye Shadow Palette, Erika is.
  • Inspirations and Celebrations: Enter To Win $200 of Deluxe Makeup, Beauty Products, and Fashion
  • Collective Beauty : Review and swatches of the BECCA Mineral Blush in Wild Honey
  • From My Vanity: Katie's sharing 5 easy ways that you can revamp and decorate your makeup vanity for fall!
  • The most awaited Sephora Holiday Shopping Event is coming pretty soon but for VIB Rouge members, wait no further because we have early access starting today, November 6 up to November 9, 2015! Meaning, you and I can treat ourselves or start buying holiday presents at 20% off all in-store and online purchases. I have received my card in the mail but I'm hauling online so here are my recommendations + what's on my shopping cart! (use code ROUGE20 upon checkout). Use e-bates for cash back, if you haven't yet, here's my referral link.
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    I don't want to bore you with the same intro. I don't want to sound like a nagging cockatoo. I don't like repeating myself; but willpower is weak today so regardless if you heard this bajillion times, I adore facial masks because anytime I get to spend 15 minutes or so of mask time, by myself, eyes closed, no interruption, is absolute me-time. So imagine my elation when I received these limited edition face and body muds from Borghese. Zesty and contemporary, the jars are truly work of art!
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    BORGHESE Limited Edition Fango Active Face and Body Mud, Review

    The haircare industry is continuously evolving and that includes makeup companies expanding to tap this growing segment. Case in point, Shu Uemura and its Art of Hair product line. I wasn't aware of it until now, are you?
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    Shu Uemura Art of Hair, Shu Uemura Texture Wave Dry Finishing Spray, Review

    Bronze is a universally appealing shade, a must-have so to speak. I love it during the summer, mighty-adore it in fall, more so when winter hits. Pair it with nude lips or go gothic with dark, makeup is fun I tell ya!
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    Fall makeup, Tom Ford Black Dahlia, Tom Ford Moodlight, Dolce and Gabbana Moodlight, Lancome Drama Liqui-Pencil, Tom Ford Cream and Powder Eye Color

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