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Target Summer Beauty Bag

Head over to Target's Facebook page and try and nab yourself Target's Summer Beauty Bag.  I've gotten a couple bags from Target.  They usually come with a few (four-five) nice sized samples of brand named products.  The server can be very s-l-o-w, so have some patience.
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Burt's Bees Lip Shimmers Coupon

Head over to Burt's Bees Facebook page to get yourself a coupon for $1.50 off two Lip Shimmers!  They come in 12 shades - I have Cocoa.  I like the formulation as I am a lipstick girl (gee, didya know that?) and while this is a balm not a lipstick, you can definitely see the color (at least with Cocoa) - it's not so sheer that you wonder why you didn't just buy a plain ol' Chapstick.  I think it will be great for summer, at the beach or a pool party when you don't want to be entirely barefaced (except for sunscreen, of course.  That should go without saying) but don't want that "she's wearing makeup at the beach!!" look, either.

Bare Escentuals & QVC - TODAY

Check out this great deal from QVC: you can order today, before it airs, their Today's Special Value for August 1st!! That's when BARE ESCENTUALS appears for 3 segments throughout the day. It's is a BARE ESCENTUALS 6-piece starter kit for under $33!! It's called the bareMinerals Makeup Revolution Starter Kit and it'll only set you back a mere $32.92 (plus, shipping & handling, of course, and tax, if applicable to your state - gotta get the fine print in).
Includes: 0.06 oz bareMinerals SPF Foundation in Fair, Fairly Light, Light, Medium Beige, Medium, Medium Tan, Tan, Dark, or Golden Deep; choose shade based on your skin tone
0.02 oz Bisque Multitasking Concealer in Original, Summer, Honey, Dark, or Deep based on your foundation choice
0.05 oz Mineral Veil in Original or Tinted based on your foundation choice
0.08 oz Mini Sugar Cookie Natural Lip Gloss (pink peach)
Maximum Coverage Concealer Brush
Flawless Application Face Brush
Application tips brochure

Kathie Lee's Favorite Things

On Friday mornings, during the fourth (yes, fourth!!) hour of the TODAY show, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb start the hour with a little show and tell. They each bring out a few of their favorite things ranging from snackfoods to alcoholic beverages (lots) to beauty products. Love that they share some of their favorite beauty goodies - kinda like looking inside their makeup bag, and don't you love to get a peek inside someone's makeup bag, hoping to discover a secret potion or find out what that perfect lip color is? Anyhoo...this morning KLG shared a product that I own and think is great, particularly for summer. Nothing fancy or expensive - CLEAN & CLEAR Oil-Absorbing Sheets. These are blotting papers that feel like little rubbery sheets, not the powder covered paper ones most people are used to. They really suck the oil right off your face (as Hoda saw, and didn't particularly enjoy witnessing, when KLG blotted and the sheet came back oil-slicked). They come in 5…

Keeping Secrets

Overheard in the haircare aisle at Target, where I was getting my awesome Elnett:
Couple, early 30's
GUY: Who are you getting that haircolor for? You?
GIRL: (quietly, sheepishy): Uh-huh.
GUY: But isn't that your natural haircolor?
GIRL:'s almost my natural haircolor!

Shhhhhh-- what beauty secrets, routines or procedures do you keep a secret from your significant other? Don't worry - I won't tell. It'll be our little secret!!

NIVEA Touch of Sparkle FREE Sample

Hey - head over to and get your free sample of NIVEA Touch of Sparkle Cream Oil Body Wash. According to Nivea, the sparkle comes from a touch of diamond powder. Oooh, fancy, huh? Sounds great for summer!
Also, continually offers new samples, so keep checking back to see what else you can try for free.

SEPHORA Blog: STILA SUMMER GIVEAWAY! Over $400 worth of product.

Had to let you in on this great summer product giveaway! The SEPHORA blog - Beauty and the Blog - is having a giveaway of a basket filled with over $400 worth of STILA products including:
Stila Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15, $34Stila Sheer Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 Oil Free, $36Stila Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15, $32Stila Bronzing Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15, $32Stila Illuminating Powder Foundation, $28Stila Stila Sun SPF 15 Bronzing Powder, $26Stila Lip Glaze, $22 (in 5 shades)Stila SPF 20 Shine Lip Color, $22 each (in 5 shades). Pretty awesome, huh?!
Enter by leaving a comment with a summer sun mishap (hopefully you won't have one. I had a few, unfortunately!), and leave your e-mail. They didn't list an end-date, so get over there ASAP to enter by clicking on the link below. Good luck, and thanks to our friends at Sephora!!
Beauty And The Blog: STILA SUMMER GIVEAWAY! Over $400 worth of product.