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There’s a reason TRESemmé is the number one styling brand in the U.S. It’s professional and affordable. It helps you achieve salon-gorgeous, chair-worthy hair every day, all while helping you stay within your budget. Best of all, TRESemmé shows women how they can achieve runway-ready looks at home by granting access to the latest stylist secrets and hair trends straight from the runway.

Need a little inspiration for your next hairstyle?

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Check out these creative how-to videos from TRESemmé.

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TRESemme BOGO

Buy 1, get 1 50% off participating TRESemmé products for three weeks at Ulta. So, stock up and save on the products that will give you salon gorgeous hair at home! Offer valid in-store from 6/8/14–6/28/14. Click here to find your closet Ulta Store.

GIVEAWAY

Win a $100 Ulta Gift Cards by doing any TWO of the following*:

(One Comment, one Tweet.)

Leave a comment below telling me your favorite TRESemmé product (Please leave your twitter handle in the comment)

OR

Tell me the products you use to achieve salon-gorgeous hair at home. (Please leave your twitter handle in the comment)

AND

Copy and Tweet this: Get $2.00 off any one @TRESemme Treatment http://htqmfn.cpns.cc/ via @ThisThatBeauty #haircare

OR

Copy and Tweet this: Buy 1, get 1 50% off participating @TRESemme products  at @ULTA_Beauty via @ThisThatBeauty #haircare #BOGO

Winner will be chosen at random.  Contest ends July 7th, 2014 at  12 midnight PST.

*Correction: In the original post I mistakenly stated there were 3  $100 gift cards to be won. It’s actually ONE gift card valued at $100. There will only be one winner.

Giveaway/Contest Rules:

This contest is open to US residents 18 and older. Void where prohibited. If you have won a prize from ThisThatBeauty in the last six months you are not eligible to win. This prize cannot be redeemed for cash. While we do take every precaution to ensure packages are delivered to contest winners, we do not take any responsibility for items lost or stolen during the shipping process once we have confirmed shipment from our end.

Disclosure: Sponsored by Lunchbox, all opinions are 100% my own.

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Boots fans, rejoice! The UK’s number one skincare brand is expanding to Ulta stores throughout the U.S.

To celebrate the British invasion, Boots is offering 15% off Boots No7 Skincare in Ulta stores, now through April 2nd.  Get involved!

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Fridays with Felicia: An intimate look behind the curtain as I share my favorite style/ beauty discoveries and ThisThatBeauty shenanigans from previous week.

(I visited HSN last week ======> full deets soon)

Let’s kick off “Fridays with Felicia” with you. Yes, YOU!

Hey girl! How you doin? How’s your skin? As you all know, I am absolutely positively obsessed with good skin care habits. I love pretty makeup as much as the next product hoarding Beauty Blogger but a solid skincare regiment is EVERYTHING. Six months ago, my passion and never ending holy grail quest for perfect skin prompted me to pen an epic post on my personal skincare philosophy.

While the article was a little long in the tooth (nearly 3000 words long to be exact) I think it did a lot of good. The post garnered 59 comments – a ThisThatBeauty record. In fact, your responses were so heartfelt and extensive that it lead to the creation of my current ongoing series on Hyperpigmentation which currently has nine articles.

So six months later, I am compelled to check in  with you. Yes YOU!  So many of you commented to say:

  • “Thank you”
  • “I’m going to take better care of my skin”
  • “I’ll try committing to a solid skincare regiment”
  • Etc.

It’s six months later and I am curious to hear where you are with yours! Have you stepped up your skin care game? Has you skin improved? Are you taking care of YOU?

Please do me a favor – If you commented when I originally posted the Hyperpigmentation/ skin care piece, please comment today and fill me in on how you’re doing. When I wrote that article six months ago, your comments really meant EVERYTHING to me. I want to know how you are progressing.  Also, your comments help me tailor content to meet your needs.

And because I practice what I preach….and pride myself on “don’t talk about it, be about it”…I will lead by example and provide an update since writing the post six months ago:

So to recap…here’s what my skin looked like about 8 months ago (no makeup):

Here’s what my skin looked like after about 2 months of following the regiment outlined in my ThisThatBeauty vs Hyperpigmentation post (no makeup):

And here’s what my skin looks like today…6 months after writing that epic post on skincare (no makeup…or maybe I’m pulling a Jessica Simpson — I think there’s a little stray smeared eye liner that I didn’t completely remove…but there is absolutely NO foundation in these pics).

Let me start by saying this….WOW! Those original pics are still so hard to look at. I cannot believe my skin was that bad. On top of that, I was astounded at how much my skin had improved in just 2 months on my regiment. Those products really kicked butt!!!

In looking at my skin today, its hard to believe I ever had any issues at all . As re-read  the regiment I posted back in March, while the principles remain the same, the actual products have changed since then. I currently use different cleansers, toners, serums, and masks. I still use the Evoclin foam to keep my acne at bay. I’ve rotated a few different hyperpigmentation treatment products in and out of my regiment over the last few months. Again, the products may have changed but my skin care principles remain the same…and that, in my opinion, is the most important take-away. Commit to a skin care regiment that is rooted in the fundamentals…and be consistent day to day. If your products work stick with them…naturally, as a beauty writer, I am constantly trying out new stuff. But I definitely recommend that you practice product loyalty…let ME be the guinea pig!

Please leave a comment and update me on how your skin is progressing!

PS: Look out for an equally EPIC hair story that’s in the works…

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This week I was invited to tour the soon to be completed, state of the art, new and improved beauty level at Lord & Taylor – 39th Street.  The space is still a bit raw so I had to wear a brightly colored hard hat that’s certain to protect me from falling debris :)

The event consisted of a guided tour of the finished and unfinished space. Beauty brands like Clinique, Lancome, Estee Lauder, Nars, Mario Badescu, Bobbi Brown, Clarins, and more presented some of the amazing new beauty innovations that we can expect from L&T once the beauty level is completely renovated. I hope I have the opportunity to get more one-on-one time with the brands but here are a few highlights:

Mario Badescu will have a counter at L&T. I am as pleased as punch to see the brand expand their retail outlets and get more exposure. A simple search of this site using the key words “Mario Badescu” will yield countless product reviews. Be on the look out for an upcoming piece from ThisThatBeauty Contributor Christene Carr. She recently visited Mario Badescu for her first facial EVER. If you’re a facial virgin, you will want to hear all about Christene’s experience.

Clinique’s skincare computer marries technology and beauty

Estee Lauder promises to help you find your perfect foundation match in two minutes in six different lights. Wondering what that crimson lip will look like in daylight vs office light vs candlelight?…Estee Lauder can help!

Lancome boasts that their new state of the art “Diagnos” machine will survey your skin’s texture, pore size, hydration level, and firmness and recommend the perfect products for your skin. I would love to give this a try and report back!

Lancome is also pleased to offer 10-day supplies of their foundation, which comes in 117 shades and 6 formulas. I’m no numbers cruncher but I like those figures!

Lastly for Lancome, the beauty counter at Lord & Taylor features a mascara bar that lets you try out various mascara wands. This is incredibly innovative…no more one size fits all disposable wands. Is the mascara performance not all about the BRUSH? Kudos Lancome!

Want more info on L&T’s new beauty department? Check the Twitter timeline for  #LTFACELIFT and see what your fav beauty bloggers are saying.

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In Fashion’s Night Out News, check out this Three Custom Color Specialists and Talbots collaboration…

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Beauty360.com is the online shopping destination for CVS/pharmacy’s prestige beauty retailer and carries coveted cosmetic brands including Vincent Longo, Paula Dorf, Laura Geller, Cargo and many more.  Through August 23rd Beauty 360 is promoting an exclusive online makeup sale.  Save 20% on your favorite prestige makeup brands by entering the special code SIZZLE at checkout!  Click the following link for additional details and to start shopping: http://tinyurl.com/29n9rum

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“Find Your Fall Style” with Style Coach, Kim Johnson Gross of Chic Simple.

Sign up to receive daily style tips on how to revamp your wardrobes for fall. When signing up, members are entered to win $100 gift cards to Target to start fall shopping. Check out the campaign http://challenges.ivillage.com/fall-style

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If you love beauty apps as much as I do, iPhone users listen up! Give yourself a virtual makeover with Pur Minerals IPur Beauty iPhone application!

Pür Minerals now offers a commitment-free way to experiment with new looks..and who doesn’t love a good “try before you buy?”

Trying out a new look on the Pür Minerals app is simple and fun:

  • TAKE: upload or use a model photo to start your makeover.
  • APPLY: Click a product, select a shade and experience a Pür transformation. The customized algorithm will identify the facial co-ordinates for precise application. Don’t like your new look? You have the option of adjusting the facial co-ordinates, undo or start again.
  • SHARE: Once the makeover is complete, the finished look can be shared through Facebook for a polished profile picture or send to a friend via email.
  • BUY: Love your new look? iPür Beauty offers a direct link to Ulta.com to order products online or to find a location near you for an in-store purchase.

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Up and coming designer Eliza Starbuck of Bright Young Things pays tribute to Coco Chanel by offering a week long sale on her versatile take of the little black dress. You will recall that I participated in the Bright Young Things Style Challenge and modeled the dress of a thousand looks.

In honor of Gabrielle “CoCo” Chanel’s Birthday, The Bright Young Things LBD will be on sale for $150 (reg $185) through Wednesday, August 25  online at www.youbrightyoungthings.com.

Of the iconic CoCo Chanel, Eliza Starbuck says this:

“Coco Chanel was the most innovative designer of the 20th Century. She dared to wear and design clothes that challenged the social standards and gender roles of the times. She broke every rule and always looked amazing doing it. She was living proof that it’s not what you wear, but how you wear it that defines style. Fabulous, determined, and outspoken, Coco Chanel made an enormous impact on society and the way people dress. Happy Birthday, Mademoiselle Chanel”

Eliza Starbuck recently experienced an opportunity that most only dream of…and by “most” I mean “me”.

Find your sacred quiet place and savor this — Eliza Starbuck’s exclusive interview with CoCo Chanel. Here is the intro:

To celebrate, I thought I’d give her a ring. She doesn’t get out much these days, and most people seem to think she’s dead, but like Tupac and Elvis, she’s virtually immortal.

Read the complete interview here: http://www.youbrightyoungthings.com/2010/08/18/eliza-starbuck-celebrates-128-years-of-style-with-coco-chanel/

I love you all for reading my lil ol blog week after week!

xo,

Felicia

PS: Happy Birthday two of my bestest friends. We partied hard. Friendship is golden and I thank God for these gals!

Are you in search of a miracle makeup for your eyes? Well according to Smashbox – the wait is over! With the launch of Halo Hydrating Perfecting Eye Shadow Duo, Smashbox has managed to infuse anti aging benefits into eye enhancing shadows. Halo Hydrating Perfecting Eye Shadow Duos are multi tasking shadows with the science of skincare built into the  formula. By converting a pressed powder into fresh, fine, loose shadow, Halo Hydrating Eye Shadow improves the appearance of fine lines and crepiness around the eye area. This innovative treatment and makeup in one contains goji berries to provide antioxidant protection, 48 bio-available minerals, Hydrolized Wheat protein, and Smashbox’s patented hydrogel technology for sustained moisture release. The product also contains collagen and a host of powerful peptides.

The eye shadow packaging allows you to twist the top and dispense the perfect amount of product to create both your base shade and crease color. The duos are oil, talc, fragrance, and paraben free and come in five matte shades:

  • Soft Peach/ Cocoa (ThisThatBeauty’s fav for a classic everyday look)
  • Pewter/ Smoke
  • Bisque/ Almond
  • Petal/ Plum
  • Buff/ Ivy

Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Eye Shadow Duo is retail priced at $36.

Available at Sephora, Ulta, and Smashbox.com

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Hey beautifuls –

Remember a while back I reported that Napoleon Perdis was mysteriously disappearing from the shelves of Sephora. I couldn’t understand why they were discontinuing the line and offering discounts up to 75% off. Well why ask why…I seized the opportunity and stocked my pro kit.
I’ve always loved NP because of their high quality and wide color range….from Kate Blanchett to Alek Wek. I was sad to see the line go, but thankful for the cut rate discount.
Well looky here…Napoleon Perdis has resurfaced on the shelves of ULTA.

Who knew?
I’ve really gotta check ULTA out as I haven’t been there in a while. If you’re in Jersey like me, there’s a great store in Watchung. If you’re not up on ULTA, get familiar. Think “Sephora” with a great mix of drugstore stuff as well. So you’ll find Smashbox…and L’OREAL. Not a bad deal at all. And they’re always running promotions on their website, ULTA.com.
I really have to stop sleeping on these players and pay them a visit soon!
Anywho, NP is now back and in full effect at ULTA.
Oh happy day…I love a great makeup resurrection!
Felicia

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    Hey beautifuls –

    Remember a while back I reported that Napoleon Perdis was mysteriously disappearing from the shelves of Sephora. I couldn’t understand why they were discontinuing the line and offering discounts up to 75% off. Well why ask why…I seized the opportunity and stocked my pro kit.
    I’ve always loved NP because of their high quality and wide color range….from Kate Blanchett to Alek Wek. I was sad to see the line go, but thankful for the cut rate discount.
    Well looky here…Napoleon Perdis has resurfaced on the shelves of ULTA.

    Who knew?
    I’ve really gotta check ULTA out as I haven’t been there in a while. If you’re in Jersey like me, there’s a great store in Watchung. If you’re not up on ULTA, get familiar. Think “Sephora” with a great mix of drugstore stuff as well. So you’ll find Smashbox…and L’OREAL. Not a bad deal at all. And they’re always running promotions on their website, ULTA.com.
    I really have to stop sleeping on these players and pay them a visit soon!
    Anywho, NP is now back and in full effect at ULTA.
    Oh happy day…I love a great makeup resurrection!
    Felicia

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