PRIMP & JULEP Offer PERKS! Your 1st monthly box of pretty FREE!

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As an Expert Blogger on Pretty in my Pocket, I wanted to let you all know about their first online Perk partner, Julep! Pretty in my Pocket (PRIMP), named “Best Beauty App” by InStyle Magazine is a mobile beauty shopping tool that lets you access beauty product reviews, ratings, & looks all from a scan of a barcode. Follow me on PRIMP for all of my reviews & looks right on your mobile phone. Available free on Android & iPhone.

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Fine print: Pay shipping & handling only. First box signs you up for our monthly subscription. You can cancel any time. Promotional prices are applicable to first time Mavens and limited to one Maven box per household.

Julep has partnered with Pretty in my Pocket to offer an online Perk to the PRIMP community. You can receive your first monthly Julep Maven box FREE with your PRIMP Perk code. Julep Maven boxes always include over $40 worth of polish & product for only $19.99/month. You decide whether your box includes all polish, beauty products, or BOTH! Only available to NEW Julep Mavens – if you already are a Maven, share this offer with your friends! They will thank you!

How to get your code:

  1. Download the Pretty in my Pocket app or login to your account.
  2. From your iPhone app, tap “Perks” on the bottom navigation then “Online Perks.”
    From your Android app, tap “Online Perks” on the side navigation.
  3. Your one-time use Perk code is then displayed.
  4. Copy the code, email it to yourself, or write it down. Take the Julep Maven quiz & enter your code at check-out for your first monthly box free!

Let me know if you redeemed your PRIMP Perk!
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POP Beauty Plump Pout Swatches & Review

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Today I have all four shades of the POP Beauty Plump Pout line to share with you – Bare Nectar, Honey Rose, Peony Petal and Fuchsia Freesia.

POP Beauty Plump PoutWhat Ulta says about POP Beauty Plump Pout:

This plumping pout perfector combines the high-shine of a lacquered gloss with the long wear of a stain and is packed full of lip-plumping peptides and avocado & jojoba oils. Lightweight, creamy texture immediately merges with lips & delivers intense glossy colour for an extremely long-lasting finish.

POP Beauty Plump Pout packagingPOP Beauty Plump Pout ingredients POP Beauty Plump Pout Liquid Lipstick Stain POP Beauty Plump Pout SwatchesPlump Pout is a Liquid Lipstick Stain. (shown L-R above)  Bare Nectar is a browned beige, Honey Rose is a mauve, Peony Petal is a rose pink and Fucshia Freesia is a bright bold pink.

The formula isn’t thick or goopy, yet is still nicely opaque when you apply with a fabulous shine.  There is a slight tingling sensation for a few minutes but it’s not horribly uncomfortable.  It stays on for several hours, leaving very light staining behind.

Fragrance-wise there is a slight scent, but it’s lovely and isn’t so strong that it should bother you unless you’re very sensitive to smells.

As far as packaging goes the oval, flat container is a little off-putting.  The first time you grab ahold of the cap to apply you’ll feel awkward, but the doe-foot applicator applies the product evenly and with ease.  This is actually excellent and convenient packaging for keeping in your pocket.

What do you think of POP Beauty Plump Pout?

POP Beauty Plump Pout retails for $16.00 and is available at Ulta.

I’ve also reviewed this product on Pretty in my Pocket where I’m a Power PrimperDownload the app and see what others think!

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PRIMP’s Ultimate Beauty Holiday Gift Guide! #UltimateGift

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Hello, lovelies!  Pretty in my Pocket (aka PRIMP) has released the Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Beauty!  If you’re looking for any stocking stuffers or last minute goodies for those lucky people on your list, definitely check it out.  My swatches of the OPI Mariah Carey Holiday Nail Collection and review of the Sultra The Bombshell 1.5-Inch Rod Curling Iron are also featured!

HolidayGift2take a peek at PRIMP’s ten best holiday gifts for bath, body, fragrance, haircare, hair tools, cosmetics, skincare, & nails

BEST BODY GIFT
Kiehl’s Creme De Corps Collection, $65

Kiehls-2013_Holiday_Sets_KS-14Kiehl’s cherished Creme de Corps products, rich in all-day hydration, are ideal for luxuriously pampering dry skin. Includes Creme de Corps 8.4oz, Creme de Corps Body Polish 6.8oz, Ultimate Strength Hand Salve 2.5oz, and Lip Balm #1. Deluxe Samples: Ultra Facial Cream, Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate.

Power Primper Shannon O’Brien of CheapFrillsandThrills.com swears by this cream saying that “This is the best body lotion I have ever come across. It’s not sticky and will calm even the driest skin. Its yellow color comes from the abundance of beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is known for its ability to increase skin cell turn-over and regeneration.”

BEST FRAGRANCE GIFT
Dolce & Gabbana Pour Femme Gift Set, $94

dg_fragDolce & Gabbana Pour Femme will envelop the senses and linger long after she is gone. Seductive and soothing neroli intertwines with nuances of raspberry over the playful hint of tart green mandarin. This gives way to a heart of voluptuous luxury, a softly undulating bouquet of velvety jasmine and citrusy sweet orange blossom. The addictive and sugary guimauve introduces the full-bodied sensuality of the vanilla base notes, and the captivating fragrance is further lit by the roundness of heliotrope and smooth, creamy sandalwood. The set includes 3.3 oz Pour Femme Eau De Parfum Spray, 0.15 oz Pour Femme Eau De Parfum, and The Lipstick in Ruby 180.

BEST BATH GIFT
Bliss Happy “Aloe” Days Set, $33

bliss_happy___039_aloe__039__days_set_1380097736Joy to your skin! Our fresh-scented grapefruit+aloe duo will leave you squeaky clean, softened and ready to (jingle bell) rock. Set includes grapefruit+aloe soapy suds 6.7 oz, grapefruit+aloe body butter 16oz, and pink shower pouf.

BEST FACE COSMETIC GIFT
LORAC PRO to Go Eye/Cheek Palette, $38

LORAC-PRO-To-Go-Eye-Cheek-PaletteGo PRO with LORAC! Created by celebrity makeup artist Carol Shaw, this PRO artistry palette is packed with 3 Shimmer & 3 Matte Eye Shadows, 2 Blushes, a Bronzer and 2 Brushes, everything you need to look glamorous on the go. LORAC’S velvety-smooth, shadows and blushes are ultra-pigmented and packed with long-lasting PRO power so you can easily shade, shadow, line and define your eyes and color and contour your cheeks, just like a PRO! Get more LORAC product info here!

Makeup Maven Taylor is a huge fan of this palette! “Amazing palette, easily one of my favorites! The Pro shadow formula is perfection. I love the shades. The bronzer is a beauty, perfect for sculpting and natural looking. The blushes are universally flattering. A must even if you already own the original Pro!”

Check out Taylor’s swatches & look using LORAC’s PRO to Go Palette.

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BEST NAIL GIFT
OPI Mariah Carey Holiday Nail Collection, $9.00 each

nailsA surprisingly gorgeous and festive collection from Mariah Carey and OPI! And let’s be real – Mariah Carey’s Christmas songs are the best. Shades are available individually for $9 or in a mini set with Visions of Love, Warm me Up, Wonderous Star, and All Sparkly and Gold.

Power Primper Brooke of BlushingNoir swatches the shades for ya! Check them ALL out here.

nails1 nails2BEST LIP COSMETIC GIFT
LORAC Lip Lustre Lip Gloss, $15

lorac-lip-gloss-lip-lustreAmp up your look with LORAC Lip Lustre Gloss! Inspired by our top-selling 3D Liquid Lustre Eye Shimmer, these glimmering, glam glosses are paraben-free, super hydrating and infused with antioxidants of Acai Berry, Pomegranate, Grape Seed and Vitamins A, C & E. Wear Lip Lustre alone or with your favorite LORAC lipstick for added sparkle and shine.

Power Primper Jade of Kissable Complexions used LORAC’s Peach Lustre on her “Girls Night Out” look. See below!

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BEST EYE COSMETIC GIFT

LORAC PRO Mascara, $23

LORAC-Pro-MascaraGo PRO with LORAC’S PRO Mascara! This lengthening and thickening professional formula is smudge-resistant, flake-proof and packed with PRO power. Get extra-long, ultra-thick and extremely dramatic lashes with each lash-extending buildable coat. The super-size, jumbo PRO brush easily grabs each lash from root to tip and corner to corner for a luxurious faux-lash look.

PRIMP User Mariana L. gives it 5 stars saying that it’s a “Great mascara!! Product adds ton of volume for a lot of drama. Doesn’t irritate my eyes and stays on until I use a remover to take it off!”

Not convinced? Check out Allura Beauty’s review complete with photos here.

BEST HAIR TOOL GIFT
Sultra Beauty Bombshell 1.5inch Iron, $130

Bombshell-1.5Get big, sultry and voluminous 1.5″ curls and waves with The Bombshell 1.5-Inch Rod Curling Iron! Plus – Rapid Heat-Up, Auto Shut-Off, Universal Voltage and a 2-year warranty. A favorite of beauty blogger & Power Primper Brooke of BlushingNoir.com. Brooke says “I have had such a great experience with this curling iron! It has been essential for giving my hair that bombshell lift that I’ve been envying on others for so long!”

Watch Power Primper Ashley Elizabeth demonstrate how to use the iron & show off all her pretty curly & wavy looks!

Screen-Shot-2013-12-05-at-11.21.19-AMBEST HAIRCARE GIFT
Alterna Katie’s Favorites Travel Set, $29.95

alternaI mean, who doesn’t want hair like Katie Holmes?! A special edition transformation kit hand picked by Katie Holmes. Includes Caviar Anti-Aging Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner, Bamboo Smooth Kendi Dry Oil Mist, and Bamboo Style Cleanse Extend Translucent Dry Shampoo.

BEST SKINCARE GIFT
Clarisonic MiaFirst, $99 LIMITED TIME ONLY!

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The perfect introduction to sonic cleansing, MiaFirst is simple – one button + 60 seconds for clean, beautiful skin. Clarisonic MiaFirst features Speed 2 (Universal), suitable for all skin types. Cleansing six times better than hands alone, the Universal speed is developed for normal daily use.

Power Primper Ava of SpaTravelGal is a Clarisonic lover saying that she “regrets each day that I do not use my Clarisonic! It has truly changed my skin for the better! I now have smaller pores and a much clearer chin. I am in love with mine!”

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For beauty reviews, holiday shopping tips & more, download the Pretty in my Pocket app & follow all of PRIMP’s expert bloggers! Join the conversation about our guide with @prettyinmypoc #UltimateGift!

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WIN Your Beauty Wishlist at Pretty in My Pocket

Primp Wish ListThe Pretty in my Pocket team hereby encourages each and every one of you to treat yo’self. How?

Enter to win up to $250 of the products on your PRIMP Wishlist below!

HOW TO ENTER:

1. Login or register on the Pretty in my Pocket app. Available on iPhone & Android!
2. Search for products by tapping the “P” or browse all-time favorites by tapping “Popular” on the bottom navigation.
3. Add up to $250 worth of products to your Wishlist.*
Hint: Tap “ADD TO PRIMP BAG” then click “Add to Wishlist.”
5. FINAL STEP: Enter the email address you used to register on PRIMP in the Rafflecopter entry form below!
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Sultra The Bombshell™ 1.5–Inch Rod Curling Iron Photos & Review

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Sultra has a new rod on the block!  The Bombshell™ 1.5–Inch Rod Curling Iron promises not only gorgeous, wavy perfection but also boasts an extra long cord (hallelujah!).  If you’ve ever wanted hair like a Kardashian, read on!

IMG_7553What Sephora says about the Sultra The Bombshell™ 1.5–Inch Rod Curling Iron:

What it is:
A large, round, ceramic-coated barrel with dual ceramic heaters.

What it does:
The Bombshell creates loose, flowing romantic curls and dreamy waves in half the time of a traditional clip curling iron without the “clip” lines. It locks in your look with an evenly heated ceramic rod barrel, expertly styling tresses. Revolutionary ThermaTru Technology mends the hair during the styling process with Infrared Rays and is perfect for color-treated, dry, or damaged hair.

What else you need to know:
The Bombshell includes a complimentary iron pad and styling glove. It also features universal voltage and the Sultra standard features: rapid heat-up; auto shut-off; durable, heat-resistant lightweight body; 9-ft, no-tangle swivel cord; and a two-year warranty.

meMaybe you’ve seen the pic above?  (If not then you aren’t paying enough attention to my new blog header ;) haha).  I used The Bombshell 1.5 inch Rod Curling Iron to achieve those loose, wavy strands that we all yearn for when we see the celebs looking perfectly coiffed while they’re out and about in their daily lives.

What I found with this iron is that it’s super easy to create the body and volume I am dying for while not damaging my hair and adding shine.  The waves lasted through the day and I even had a little bit left when I woke up in the morning.  It’s totally perfect for when you just want to hook up the front of your hair a bit and not look like you just rolled out of bed.  Quick, easy and (thanks to the pink glove) painless!

You do have to pay attention to the instructions and be sure to hold the curl in the palm of your hand after releasing.  This only takes a few extra seconds while it cools, but it will make all the difference in the look!

The video below provides an excellent look at how to use the Sultra The Bombshell™ 1.5–Inch Rod Curling Iron:

Sultra The Bombshell™ 1.5–Inch Rod Curling Iron retails for $130.00 and is available at Sephora, Nordstrom and Sultra.com.

I’ve also reviewed this product on Pretty in my Pocket where I’m a Power PrimperDownload the app and see what others think!

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