Archive for October, 2010

Shopbop – 20% off Regular-Price Orders until 10/11

[ 0 ] October 8, 2010

YES! The Columbus Day coupons are starting to pour in, and here’s one we just got some Shopbop: 20% off regular-price orders! Huge! Plus, you’ll get free shipping.

If you’re into designer fashions, you definitely need to check out this store. Unfortunately it doesn’t usually fit my budget, but I’ve definitely spent some time drooling (sophisticated, no?) over some of the styles they offer.

You’ll find all of today’s hottest designers, including Rag & Bone, Rebecca Minkoff, Alexander Wang, Sass & Bide and more.

25% off at Ralph Lauren with 10% to Pink Pony Fund

[ 0 ] October 7, 2010

Ralph Lauren is the epitome of fashion style, and sometimes can be a bit above some budgets. So, when a sale at Ralph Lauren comes along, you have to take advantage. Right now, get 25% off your purchase at Ralph Lauren. Plus, 10% will be donated to the Pink Pony Fund in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Use code RLGIVE2010 to take advantage of this awesome deal, and enjoy dressing yourself up in hot vests, tees, jackets and more.

Buy a 6-Pack of VIA Flavored Coffee & Get a Starbucks Tall Drink

[ 0 ] October 7, 2010

Starbucks coffee is delicious, I don’t need to tell you that, but sometimes finding time to stop for it is a challenge. So, along comes VIA instant Starbucks coffee. From now until October 9th, get a free tall Starbucks beverage when you buy a 6-Pack of VIA flavored coffee.

Today is just about the best time to have a deal like this, as all the seasonal-inspired coffees are starting to come out. 6-Pack of caramel VIA and I get a Tall Pumpkin Spice Latte? Yes Please!

$10 off $20+ at Planet Hollywood until 12/31

[ 0 ] October 7, 2010

When you’re a tourist looking for a place to eat, you want somewhere that’s unique – a place you won’t find in your own backyard. More often than not, that place is Planet Hollywood. Save $10 on $20 or more at Planet Hollywood and meal fit for a star.

Any blockbuster film buff needs to go at least once, and the food is actually pretty good! Plus, with this coupon the price definitely won’t be a rotten tomato.

The 5 Most Anticipated Gadgets of Winter 2010

[ 2 ] October 7, 2010

‘Tis the season for new toys! Most of us have outgrown Super Soakers and Army Men, which is why I’ve been looking forward to all the new gadgets for winter 2010. I’ve compiled the hottest of the bunch below, so read on for a preview of all the tech you’ve been waiting for.

1. Microsoft Kinect

We’re one step closer to dystopia with Microsoft’s new motion-control peripheral for the X-Box 360. Ever see Minority Report? Instead of waving a wireless controller around like a goofball,  you’ll be waving around all your limbs – the Kinect tracks your body’s movement to control games. There aren’t any cords to get tangled up in, but just make sure you’ve got a lot of play room. Nobody wants to accidentally elbow Grandma in the eye while pretending to be a ninja.

2. Blackberry PlayBook

We all want new tools and gadgets that break the mold, but sometimes it’s just more satisfying to have a gadget that improves upon what came before it. The Blackberry PlayBook may ape the iPad’s overall function, but you can’t deny its appealing design and sleek new operating system, the Blackberry Tablet OS. There is one defining feature the PlayBook has over the iPad – two HD cameras for interactive video. Steve Jobs would be wise to keep an eye on this one.

3. Nintendo 3DS

Seeing movies in 3D may be a chore, but Nintendo’s new handheld produces 3D effects without glasses. It comes with a sliding button that lets you adjust the depth of the 3D, and the device even retains the same touch screen capabilities as its predecessor, the Nintendo DS. With a solid line-up of games already in production (Mario Kart, Metal Gear Solid, Resident Evil and more), this is one gadget that’s going to fly off the shelves.

4. Canon EOS 60D

The hot new feature for this generation’s line-up of DSLR cameras seems to be full HD video recording abilities, and the 60D is no exception. Spontaneously recording the drunken antics of friends in full 1080p might be a bit too extravagant for the layman, but for the budding photographer, it’s a handy extra. Plus, it’s the first of Canon’s DSLRs to have an articulating preview screen (if you’re picky about pictures like I am, you’ll definitely need it.) Want to shell out the dough? This 18 megapixel powerhouse won’t disappoint.

5. Sony Google TV

The fusion of television and the internet has been long overdue. Sony’s upcoming HDTV features full internet capabilities and supports video services such as YouTube, Hulu, and Netflix. It even runs on an operating system based off the popular Android OS. Let’s face it, Google is slowly taking over the world. We might as well kick back and watch it from the comfort of our own living rooms.

Any new electronics & gadgets you can’t wait for? Are you going to check out the new Windows Phone 7 devices or stick with Android? Let us know!

Urban Outfitters – 20% off Online Orders Over $100

[ 0 ] October 6, 2010

Whaaaaat! 20% off Urban Outfitters coupon? Heck yes!

Urban Outfitters rarely gives out offers like this, and it’s valid all the way until October 31st, so be sure to get your purchase in by then. Also, you have to spend at least $100 in order to get the 20% off.

Let’s take a look at some of the hot styles available right now:

For Her:

For Him:

Feel free to share this coupon with a friend. It’s completely transferable. :)

Rosetta Stone Giveaway Winner Announced

[ 0 ] October 6, 2010

Well, we had a few giveaways running all at once, but this last one is now over.

Congratulations to Nancy, who won the entry-level Rosetta Stone software of her choice!

Winner will be contacted by email and must respond with a working mailing address by Oct. 8 or a new winner will be drawn.

Thanks to everyone who entered the Rosetta Stone giveaway. Stay tuned for more giveaways coming soon!

Stay fabulous. ;)

Free Land O Lakes Holiday Recipe Booklet

[ 0 ] October 6, 2010

UPDATE: This promo has ended!

Last year I moved into a new apartment, and one of the best parts of the place is that the oven actually works the way it’s supposed to. That means cookies! And with the holidays approaching, I hope you’re as excited as I am about this free Land O Lakes Holiday Recipe Booklet when you sign up for the newsletter.

These recipes look so delicious and pretty they could even be used as gifts for those with a bit of a budget this year. Or you could just eat the entire batch yourself…which with Land O Lakes is surprisingly easy to do…

Free Potato Oles from Taco John’s

[ 0 ] October 6, 2010

When people say to you: “Oooo! If you love Taco John’s so much, why don’t you marry it?” Is your reply: “Fine! I will then!”? If so, you may want to sit down for this one. Show your love by signing up for the Potato Oles Maniacs club to win all kinds of food stuff. Plus, just by signing up you’ll get a free order of Potato Oles with your next purchase. (UPDATE: promo ended, but click here for more Taco John’s coupons!)

Join with Maniacs all over and complete tasks to earn points. It’s nothing too crazy! Just a few pictures of your hometown, out at a ball game…that kind of thing. And you’ll get rewarded with the food you love.

Perfecting the Natural Look with Makeup

[ 33 ] October 6, 2010

You don’t need pounds of makeup to look beautiful. Usually, the most natural looks are the most enviable.

The natural trend proves this, with stars such as Leighton Meester, Blake Lively and Selena Gomez looking naturally gorgeous on the red carpet.

It’s all about knowing the tricks to enhancing your beauty. This look is not only beautiful, it’s also quick and easy once you’ve got it down.

Below are some pointers to help you learn how to perfect the look. Good luck!

Skin

Good skin is vital to creating a beautiful, natural look. Your skin will take center stage when wearing minimal makeup, so treat it right.

First, start off with a good skin care routine. Like momma always told you, it’s important to wash your face every night. You should never go to bed with make up on. So to really get it off, use a makeup remover such as Lancome’s Bi-Facil. Use an exfoliant to buff off any dry skin. And, finally, always remember to moisturize. Choose a facial moisturizer that suits your skin type. Personally, I use moisturizer with built-in SPF protection to avoid sun damage that can age the skin.

From left to right: Bienfait Multi-Vital Moisturizer, $45; Bi-Facil, $26; Exfoliance Confort, $24.50; all from Lancome (see our Lancome coupons).

Once your skin is clean and healthy, use a sheer foundation to even out your skin tone. Use concealer under the eyes and to cover up any redness or blemishes. The trick here is to use light layers. You don’t want your makeup to look cakey. The point is to make your skin look naturally flawless, not covered up.

From left to right: Natural Finish Oil Free Makeup, $38, Stila Cosmetics (see our Stila Cosmetics coupons); Effacernes, $28.50, Lancome; Tropiques Minerale, $38.50, Lancome (see our Lancome coupons).

Makeup

Keeping makeup minimal is important in achieving the natural look. But that doesn’t mean you can’t wear any. Using the right makeup tricks can leave you looking makeup free while enhancing your natural beauty. We’ve already covered skin care, now here are some added tips and tricks to enhance your features.

From left to right: Major Lash Mascara, $8.50, Stila Cosmetics; Gesso, $14.50, MAC Cosmetics (see our MAC Cosmetics coupons); Convertable Color, $25, Stila Cosmetics (see our Stila Cosmetics coupons).

Mascara

This is the one item in my makeup bag that I absolutely can’t do without. If you’re only going to wear one item of makeup, it should be mascara. This is because it enhances your most important feature – your eyes! Next time when you’re putting mascara on, just apply to one eye. Then take a step back and look at how different each eye looks. You’ll really be able to see what a difference it makes to your overall look.

And if you really want to play up your eyes, try using individual lashes. They will give your eyes a little added oomph while still looking naturally gorgeous.

Highlights

Take a light powder eye shadow (a little shimmer will work here) and highlight the inner corners of your eyes, the middle of your lid (just the middle) and just below the brow bone. Also, add just a little on top of your cupids bow. This little bit of shimmer really brightens the whole face. Try it! You’ll immediately see a difference.

Cheeks and Lips

Now just add a little blush to bring some color to your face. Apply a neutral matte color to your lips, and you’re done!

How do you perfect the natural look? Do you have any tips you’d like to share?

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