Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Merry Christmas

We always have good intentions, but this might be our last post of 2015! The hustle and bustle of the holidays is upon us. I snapped a quick pic of my nails (and attempt at Christmas tree nail art) while wrapping presents.

Christmas Tree nail art, Cover Girl Star Wars Revenge Red nail polish

Happy Holidays to all of our Glambo readers! Thanks for following us. May you have a great, joyous holiday season and a Happy New Year.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Star Wars CoverGirl Nail Polish in Revenge Red

It's December 18th, 2015. which means Star Wars: The Force Awakens is officially in the U.S. theaters. This long anticipated movie is accompanied by a themed cosmetic line by CoverGirl.

We were able to find a few items at our local stores. For nail polish, we picked color #180 in Revenge Red. The bottle is .37 fluid ounces of CoverGirl Outlast formula.

A quick, on-the-go photo of
CoverGirl Outlast Star Wars Revenge Red nail polish

We usually use salon brand nail polishes (hence the high number of OPI nail polish posts,) so the bottle was a little different for us. We liked it! The brush is shorter, and the top is square, but it was easily adaptable. Two coats covered well, which is good for a red shade.

We were pleased that the cap lined up after use so that we could swatch the polish with both the Star Wars and CoverGirl logos showing. There is also a CoverGirl Star Wars $5 off $15 rebate right now, AND a Proctor and Gamble $15 off $50 rebate which includes CoverGirl. This made our purchase even better!

Star Wars CoverGirl Outlast color #180 is perfect for the holidays as well as any 'Revenge Red' kind of day. If you are tempted to shop the Star Wars CoverGirl line, click the rebate links above to make the most of your purchases.

May the (Beauty) Force Be With You!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Beauty Deals at Kohl's

One of our Glambo contributors absolutely loves Kohl's. Another shops there when she has a 30% off coupon, and I'm neutral. I probably do a big Kohl's shopping trip once per year. I earn Kohl's cash, forget to spend it (or am too busy to get there in time,) get frustrated, and swear off Kohl's for a while. (My issue, not Kohl's.) I recently discovered some beauty finds that can be purchased online with Kohl's cash. That's a game changer for me!

Kohl's has Lorac. Look at this gift set (available holiday 2015.)

LORAC, Love Lust and Makeup Holiday Gift Set, $42.00

Bliss is another brand that I didn't realize Kohl's carries. Here is a gift set any beauty would love.

bliss, berry bright holiday gift set
Contains bliss hand cream, soapy suds and body butter.

We knew Kohl's had several perfume brands. We didn't realize they carried The Balm makeup too.

theBalm eye makeup palette, $15.00 US

If you are spending Kohl's cash, and have a coupon, there's something you need to know. (Math geek input here. Haha.) The coupon is applied AFTER your Kohl's cash and Yes2You Rewards have been deducted. I didn't realize that at first. Although, it is clearly disclosed on the Kohl's cash. Why does this make a difference?

Kohl's Cash
Let's say you have $30 Kohl's Cash to spend, and a 25% discount coupon. You find a purchase for $40. You might think this: $40 purchase, $10 off with 25% coupon, use $30 Kohl's cash, and just pay the tax. Your purchase would seem free. WRONG! The way it works is: $40 purchase minus $30 Kohl's cash. Then, deduct 25% from the remaining $10 balance. That's $2.50 off. You'd pay $7.50 plus tax. This is something that's good to keep in mind while you are shopping online. It will keep you from staring at your receipt after you make your purchase in store - especially if you do a mega shopping trip like me.

Additional Kohl's Savings via Yes2You Rewards.
You can sign up online if you don't have time in the store.

Another math geek / marketing issue I see some people do at Kohl's is count the Kohl's cash twice. This sounds weird, and not everybody does it. Here's the justification. Let's say you spend $50 at Kohl's. You get lots of stuff on sale, and earn $10 Kohl's cash. It seems like you got a great deal and only really paid $40 dollars, right? No! Then, when you go to spend your $10 Kohl's cash, you count it again. The item was $15 dollars, but you have $10 Kohl's cash, so you really only paid $5. See how people count it twice? It feels great to justify purchases, but that $10 Kohl's cash just got counted as $20 in your budget. Again, not everyone does this, but it's something to be aware of.

Other than that, have fun shopping at Kohl's and Kohl's.com! Don't forget to log on with EBates to earn cash back on your purchases. (Our link is on the top right of the page if you need more EBates info, or want to sign up in 20 seconds flat.) We hope you find some beautiful deals.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Fire Haircuts, Edward Scissorhand Cuts

We post a lot of videos on our Facebook page that don't make it on our blog. This one is an exception.

Fire Haircuts!? Swords?! Edward Scissorhands claws? What is going on in Madrid?

Would you be brave enough to try any of these? You would REALLY have to trust your stylist. There is no way the fire would be legally allowed in the US. The fire marshall and State Board of Cosmetology are never going to let that happen. Can you imagine the smell?! Plus, wouldn't your ends be fried? (Excuse the pun.) We get haircuts to eliminate split ends. I  can't imagine running a brush through the hair after this experience. It must feel awful.

We MIGHT consider the sword. Long layers COULD look good with that cut, but we are skeptical.

Edward Scissorhands blades? NO WAY!!! Here's why: It's too similar to the horrible 'disconnection' thinning shear look we ranted about here  http://www.glamboblog.blogspot.com/2013/05/why-does-my-hair-look-like-david.html.

Our local hairstylist posted this. We agree that the effect appears to be more entertainment than skill.

If you are brave enough to try this when in Madrid, leave us a comment! We'd love to hear from you.

And, if you aren't following us on Facebook, you should! We have great hair videos to share with you. The link is at the top right of our page and is highlighted in this post.

Thanks Beauties!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Burt's Bees Gift Sets

We discovered how much we loved Burt's Bees products via a beauty-loving friend and a gift set. It's a great way to try this 100% natural brand at a discount. It also makes a nice little gift for others.

Our favorites so far:

Burt's Bees Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Creme:

Burt's Bees Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Creme

I love this stuff! It has a light almond scent, and is rich, thick, and moisturizing. I keep it in kind of a weird place - my nightstand drawer. The reason is that I like to use this product at night. I'm an avid hand washer, and get dry skin. I would forget to add Burt's Bees Hand Cream to my nightly routine, and then would get out of bed to put it on, or would be too lazy and skip it. (Some nights, it's a lot to get the makeup off, and teeth brushed and flossed, right?) So, it's in my nightstand drawer. I crawl into bed, realize that my hands feel dry, and apply it. The hand cream is emollient, and leans toward a slightly greasy feel when first applied. My skin feels great that night though, and is moisturized when I wake up in the morning. I've used several jars so far, and consider it an essential product.

Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream:

Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream

The cuticle cream definitely has a lemon scent, but it's not overly Pledge smelling and is therefore tolerable. Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream is a soft cuticle balm that I prefer to use in lieu of cuticle oil. This product may not be on your radar, but beauty bloggers love it. If you are doing nail polish posts, this is a must have item. The only draw-back is that it's easy to put this product in a bathroom drawer and forget about it. Try to keep it someplace you will remember to use it on a semi-regular basis. (Mine is near the nail polish remover.) 1-2 uses per week works great!  The cuticle cream lasts a long time and is worth the cost, especially if you buy it as part of a gift set.

Burt's Bees Lip Balm:

I may not have tried this product on it's own because I'm not usually a Chapstick-type person unless I'm going skiing. The Burt's Bees Lip Balm ended up in my nightstand drawer along with the hand cream. (I only have theses two beauty products in there, but it works for me!) Again, I feel dry at the end of the day - probably due to my love of long-wearing lipsticks. Add some Burt's Bees Lip Balm at night, and the dryness is gone in the morning. I have the peppermint, but it comes in many flavors and scents. You can feel the mint, so be prepared for that if you buy that type. Whether it's winter dryness, or summer sun, Burt's Bees Lip Balm keeps lips pucker-up moisturized.

If you try these products on their own or find them in a gift set, you won't be disappointed with Burt's Bees.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Cyber Week Continues - 2015

In case you missed the online shopping craze yesterday (or your items were sold out before you could get them in your cart,) there are still great deals to be had!

Both of these should start with Ebates to get extra cash back. Our link is on the right side of our page. You'll get to select a $10 gift card for signing up (in 20 seconds flat!)

Target is offering 25% off all beauty products and free shipping with minimum purchase. Use your Red Card to get an extra 5% off and lower free shipping threshold. Start with the Ebates website for additional cash back. Use Promo Code BEAUTY at Target checkout.

Target Beauty Discounts, Cyber Week 2015

What we are REALLY excited about is the BirchBox discount! Through TODAY ONLY, Birchbox is offering 25% off - including box subscriptions and gift subscriptions. Go to Ebates first, and you'll get $2.50 cash back for subscribing. Normally $10 US per month, the $110 subscription goes down to $82.50. You can also order shorter subscriptions as a discount.

BirchBox, monthly beauty box subscription. Just $10 a month!

If you have considered signing up for BirchBox or think it would make a great holiday gift, today is the day to purchase!

Happy Cyber Shopping Glambo Beauties!

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