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Sale time!! Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals!!!!

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So Happy Thanksgiving!!

The biggest food day of the year is the prequel to the biggest shopping day of the year, Black Friday.  Of course, retailers have also created Cyber Monday as the biggest online shopping day.  Needless to say, there will be plenty deals to take advantage of! I am going to use this time to shop for others myself! 😛

Here is what  I have so far and I will add as I get more info:

BEAUTY/MAKEUP DEALS

  • INGLOT Cosmetics: Available only at U.S. boutiques, Friday 25 Nov only.  From 8am – 1pm.  Receive a free lash application, makeover or up to 30% your entire purchase.
  • Jouer Cosmetics: 20% off all products sitewide. Code: givethanks11. From Friday Nov 25 to Sunday Nov 27.
  • Laura Mercier: Free standard shipping, thru Monday Nov 28th. Plus, deluxe samples available.
  • Make Up Designory (MUD): Black Friday Event. Enjoy 25% off your entire purchase of $25 or more.  Code: blackfriday2011. Online only. Ends Sun Nov 27 at midnight.
  • Too Faced Cosmetics: Free Shipping. Code: BLACK11. From Wed Nov 23 to Mon Nov 28th.
  • Eve Pearl: Enjoy up to 55% your purchase.  Online only. Code: BPTG2011.  40% and 55% off. Worldwide shipping.  All sales final.  From Thu Nov 24th, 11 am EST (NYC time) to Mon Nov 28th, 11 pm EST (NYC Time).
  • YSL Beauty: Enjoy 20% off + Free Shipping on all orders. Code: CYBER.  Ends: Sat Nov 26th.
  • Urban Decay: $20 off of the Book Of Shadows Vol. IV.  First 1000 customers. Just $44.  Code: BLACKFRIDAY11. Fri Nov 25 only.
  • Korres: Friends & Family Sale.  Enjoy 20% off entire purchase. Code: FF2011.  From Tue Nov 22 to Sun Nov 27 2011. Also enjoy Free Shipping with purchases over $50. Code: SHIP50.
  • Illamasqua: Free UK and International shipping. Code for free UK standard shipping: FREEUK11.  Code for free international shipping for orders over £50: INTERNATIONAL50.  Ends midnight GMT, Fri Nov 25.
  • ZPalette: 20% off palettes.  From Nov 24th to Nov 27.

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NARS' Fashion's Night Out Exclusive – Silver Odyssey

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Fashion’s Night Out is just a few weeks way and NARS is bringing out a few products specially created for this occasion!

NARS introduces Silver Odyssey, a coupling of two exclusive products, Via Crispi Larger Than Life
Long-Wear Eyeliner and Space Odyssey Nail Polish created in honor of Fashion’s Night Out 2011.
For the first time, NARS has created a collection for the special night, which includes unique and
richly pigmented, metallic silvery hues.

Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner

  • Via Crispi – silver (US$23.00)

Nail Polish

  • Space Odyssey – aluminium (US$17.00)
These products will be available at narscosmetics.com from September 8th, for a limited time.

Earth Day beauties!

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Hey!

So last Friday was Earth Day, and slowly but surely, lots of cosmetic companies, big and small, have been embracing more natural and organic formulations.  So for you earth-conscious beauties out there, here are a few brands to look out for:

HAIR

  • Oyin Handmade – probably my favourite, natural haircare line for women with curly, kinky or coily hair.  I cannot live without the Burnt Sugar Pomade.  Really.  The Juices are also really good too! Still have to try their new Hair Dew.
  • Karen’s Body Beautiful – Another great line based out of my old neighbourhood of Fort Greene Brooklyn.  The Sweet Ambrosia is the go-to product.  But I am really excited for all the new products that will be coming out this year.
  • Qhemet Biologics – I think that their Amla and Olive Heavy Cream is amazing! It’s also their top seller.
  • Kinky Curly –  A very popular brand with products like Knot Today (my staple leave-in conditioner) and the Curling Custard (which I have YET to try, but summer is coming up so….).
  • Anita Grant – love from across the pond!!! And now they have a U.S. distributor – Hairrogant.  And right now they actually have a sale on the top 5 selling AG products!  I would recommend the babassu shampoo bars and the Rhassoul Deep Condish.
  • Aubrey Organics– available at Whole Foods and other retailers, I use their GPB conditioner as a protein conditioner and the Honeysuckle Rose conditioner as a deep moisturizer.
  • SheaMoisture – Love their Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo and their body butters! Available at Target and Walgreens.

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IMATS, IMATS, IMATS NYC!!

That’s pretty much what I said when I heard that the International Makeup Artist Tradeshow (IMATS) was finally coming to NYC in 2011.  In L.A. and Toronto, it is usually a must-go event and I was excited! I love going to these shows for a number of reasons,

  1. I get shop a lot of different makeup brands, especially those that are usually online only, at a discount.
  2. I get to meet fellow bloggers and vloggers that I ‘stalk’ on a daily basis
  3. And…I get to take classes taught by some of my favourite celebrity makeup masters.

So I attended last Sunday, which ended up being a great idea as I heard that it was just chaos on Saturday.  I got to SoHo early so I was able to browse the booths with ease.  Even though the show was hosted on multiple levels, there were less vendors than I expected.  There were many of the most popular brands that were not there like M.A.C. and Make Up For Ever.  I think that the organizers played it conservatively and limited the number of attendees and vendors.

I had a short shopping list and as soon as I get there, I headed to those specific booths.  Here’s my mini haul!

Haul!

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Lemme see yuh!!!!!!!!!!!! Carnival video from Konata!!!

Hey,

I just had to post this!!! My brother Konata‘s first music video!!!! Vibezzzz!!

Definitely puts me in the Carnival mood!!! Which reminds me, Carnival looks coming sooooonnnnn!!!!……

Check out the vid below! Carnival babies, lemme see yuh!!!!!

Also shout out to my other brother Chinua, my sis Effuah, Mum and Dirty Dozen J’ouvert!!!! Fire, Defiance, Mas!! Canboulay!!

Laters!!

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