Ulta Beauty Black Friday Deals

I’m gonna be straight with you – Ulta Beauty is one of my favorite stores.  The people are friendly, I can generally find what I’m looking for, and they have both mid-range and bargain beauty products.


This year, the Ulta Beauty Black Friday deals are pretty good.  Here’s a rundown of them, complete with links to buy.  Because I’m an enabler like that.  😉  They’re also doing a free 15 pc gift set of Ulta Beauty brand products with a $50 order.

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$25 Kohls Gift Card Giveaway

Christmas is almost upon us.  That means the hustle and bustle of the season is going to be kicking up, as the pressure to find the perfect gift begins to mount.


Well, we’re here to help you out!  We’re giving away a $25 Kohl’s Gift Card, just in time for Holiday Gift Giving! It’s open worldwide, too.  Because we’re awesome like that!  Ready to enter?  Hit the Rafflecopter form after the jump.

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How to Make a Great Peppermint Lip Scrub

Winter brings a lot of things. One of them is terrible dry skin. I don’t know about you, but I’ve noticed I’m grabbing for my lip balm more and more often lately. Lip balm is magical, but it only goes so far. What we really need is a lip scrub.

How to make peppermint lip scrub

A regular scrub is too rough for your delicate lip area. This one is made from natural, gentle ingredients. Most people will probably have these items in their pantry already.

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Target Mix and Match Wardrobe for Fall

When I was in middle school, I lived in T shirts and boxer shorts.  It was definitely the style back then, and my mom sewed, so she would make me a ton of pairs. I was reading some fashion magazine, and it said to keep either your tops or bottoms solid, and the rest prints.  That way you could mix and match your items more easily.

Target Mix and Match wardrobe for fall Fashion

Fast forward 20-ish years, and that advice has stuck with me. It’s one of the things that I think about when I’m picking out clothes.  Now, that’s not to say I never get a print pants, ’cause print pants are fun!  I just think about it, especially when planning a mix and match wardrobe.

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What to Look for In a Great Work Boot

Editorial Samples.

There are times that you need a good pair of work boots. Maybe you’re into gardening, and you have a fall and/or winter garden. Or livestock on a farm or ranch. Perhaps you like to get out in the country and be one with nature, riding ATVs and having fun. Heck, maybe it’s as simple as you have inclement weather in your area. As I write this, we’re having heavy rains, and I’m pretty sure someone in the area is building an Ark.


How to find the perfect work boots

Whatever your reasons, a lot of people need a good work boot. But how do you choose a good one? What should I be looking for? With the help of Muck Boots, we’re here to get you into the right pair of work boots.

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How to Choose a Lotion that’s Great for Dry Skin

This Lotion for Dry Skin post was inspired by Amlactin editorial samples received.

Now that fall is here, it’s starting to bring those colder temps. Along with the colder temperatures comes howling winds. Okay, maybe they’re not howling, but they can be pretty cold, and chill you straight to the bone. This weather not only makes you cold, it wreaks havoc on your skin.

One of the ways that we can help protect our skin is with a really great moisturizing lotion. But all lotions aren’t created the same. We’re gonna show you the different types of lotions and explain which does what. We’re using the Amlactin line to display the different types.

How to choose a lotion for dry skin

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Red and Gold Ombre Nail Art Tutorial from Julep

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I am a sucker for nail polish.  I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned that a time or two hundred.  There isn’t a color I can’t stand, and I will rarely leave a store without at least one new bottle.  It’s a problem. Not for me, but others view it that way.

Red and Gold Ombre Nail Tutorial

If you’re starting to feel the holiday vibes, then you’ll want to check out a new simple nail art tutorial from Julep. They shared a gold-and-red ombre nail look that will bump off those festive feelings and get you ready for Turkey Day. And, did we mention it was easy? You don’t have to be a nail artist to create this shimmery look.

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5 Must Have Shoes for Every Budget

If you haven’t figured it out yet, I am ALL ABOUT the shoes. I’m really not sure when this obsession started, but I have always loved fashion.  Especially shoes.  Which is weird, because I spend like 70% of my time barefoot.

must have shoe styles for every budget

One of the things I’ve noticed among my friends, and even in my own extensive shoe wardrobe, is that we seem to be missing some of the basics. Oh sure, I have leopard print stilettos and multiple pairs of cowboy boots and even fun printed rainboots, but a strappy black heel for a fancy dinner?  Nope. Nonexistent.  I can’t be the only one missing some of these must have shoes.

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3 Totally Unexpected Ways to Wear a Striped Shirt

One of the things I look for in a wardrobe is the ability to mix and match my pieces.  By doing this, I can afford to splurge on some really crazy items, like floral combat boots and really great quality items like a nice camel coat.

3 Ways to Wear Striped Tee

I am totally in love with stripes.  They’re my boo.  No really.  If I have a choice of patterns, I almost always choose stripes.  it’s almost instinctive. I’m showing you three different ways to wear a striped shirt.  Why? Because no one wants to wear the same ol’ same ol’ day in and day out.

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Smallish Polish Nail Lacquer Christmas Collection Giveaway


I love nail polish.  I mean I LOVE NAIL POLISH.  I will shout it from the mountaintops, and I will never not at least stop and pause to look at a bottle.  One of my favorite brands has been Smallish Polish.  They’re a small indie polish maker that has really nice quality stuff that’s great for adults.  After a hiatus for a while – a long while – they’re back!

I’m going to tell you – this makes my heart go pitter patter.  And rumor has it, they’ll be firing up their fab subscription box in January!  YAY!!

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