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Free Beauty Gifts w/ Purchase!

  1. The Macy's Make Up Counter - This page lists all the free stuff! If for some reason there isn't much listed, check back because Macy's is the King of the Free Beauty Gift, and there are usually a ton of them!
  2. Nordstrom Free Beauty Gifts - Very Exclusive - Prada, La Prairie and more!
  3. The Skin Store - has plenty of free beauty gifts... find them here.
  4. page with gifts with purchase, coupon codes and bonus offers.
  5. lists many free gift with purchase offers. The most I have seen so far.
  6. also has a great selection of free beauty gifts. They even offer free Babor beauty products! Read my review of Babor.
  7. Get a Free Britney Spears Curious Body Shimmer ($30 value!) with your purchase of $75 or more. Offer good while supplies last or until March 31, 2009.
  8. Get a Free Stila Gift of Glamour ($100 value!) with your purchase of $150 or more! Offer good while supplies last or until March 31, 2009.
  9. Buy the Stila Backstage with Lela Rose Spring 2009 kit (a $77 Value) only at

New In Beauty 2000s+

SUGAR has found sweet success among the fashionably young. Whether she is sweet, sassy, or sporty, SUGAR Cosmetics remains an avant-garde novelty brand by constantly creating new, novelty items that keep the brand young and fresh.

Since 2000, SUGAR has grown from a small sugar-flavored lip gloss line, to a complete line of funky, fresh cosmetics, ranging from face, eyes, and lips, to body products and fragrance.

e.l.f Cosmetics - New in the 2000s
e.l.f debuted somewhere around 2003. e.l.f. stands for eyes, lips face. Everything at e.l.f. costs just $1.00!

(Fashion Note: The cell phone as fashion accessory) - In the 2000s, Gals can get the latest beauty tips delivered straight to their fashion phones via text messaging!

Beauty Blogs & Sites

MissGata - This gal lives in Spain - her blog is in Spanish, but she does a nice job using video and gives make-up tips.



Beauty Tips, Trends and Hot Products of the 2000s!

Beauty Trends & Tips

Do you need a blemish gone by the weekend but you're completely out of acne spot treatment?
Here's a quick fix: apply a dab of basic white toothpaste (paste, not gel, and not the whitening type as they contain stronger chemicals) to cleansed spot before going to bed. It will dry out the blemish and get the cycle over more quickly. In the morning it should be much less noticeable. If it's still bright red, try placing a Visine soaked cotton ball on it for a few minutes and it should, well, get the red out! If you still see redness and have an important event to attend, try dabbing the spot with a little eyebrow pencil - you'll have an instant beauty mark and no more blemish. February 8th, 2008 The Skin Store Beauty Newsletter

One of the biggest changes in "beauty" in the 2000s is how we shop for beauty products. Woman gazing in mirror.Oh sure, there are some pretty cool new beauty products out there, anti-wrinkle creams and lotions that, after decades and maybe even centuries of bogus effectiveness claims, actually get rid of a line and wrinkle or two! But more on that later.

The "Look" has changed over the decades (and then changed back when no one was paying attention), but the products are, for the most part, the same. The names still sound familiar, Estee Lauder Chanel, Lancome, Prescriptives...then there are some new comers: although their names escape me at the moment.

That's OK...we love them anyway, and a-buying we will go, just like our mothers and grandmothers before us. We just buy them differently now! The internet has opened up a world of beauty products that simply boggles the mind. We are no longer limited to the mere 2 or 3 thousand products sold at our local shopping mall. No, we now have at least 100 times as many products to choose from.

We are picky shoppers, and demand more from our beauty products. The products themselves are an expression of our personal style, and the packaging must be as beautiful as the product promises to make us. It must fit our lifestyle too.

Large and bulky? Nyet! Slim, Sleek and on the move!

Lest we forget how to apply lipstick, or get the mascara wand stuck in our eyeball, today's gal needn't worry as help is just a ring-tone away!

Today's gal needs a deal? No Problemo! Just a click away.

One-stop shopping for all your beauty needs - 2007

One-stop shopping for all your beauty needs - 2007




Top 10 Perfumes Of 2008

Some day you might want to know what the ladies smelled like in 2008 - for whatever reason - maybe the first decade of the new millennium is making a come-back - or perhaps everybody is stinky in the future and you want to reminisce about the sweet-smelling days of yore. Our sense of smell has a direct line to our memories - nothing will bring back a memory faster than a familiar scent. Maybe that is the reason - to remember. So here they are - the favorite perfumes of 2008 according to - a website that sells a lot of perfume!

  1. SUNG by Alfred Sung - Launched by the design house of Alfred Sung in 1986, SUNG by Alfred Sung is classified as a refreshing fragrance. This feminine scent possesses a blend of citrus with green floral and musky, woodsy notes. It is recommended for daytime wear.
  2. Euphoria Perfume by Calvin Klein, Euphoria by Calvin Klein was introduced in 2005 as a fun, enticing scent for women. The beautiful fragrance starts off with pomegranate, persimmon, and a lovely lush green accord. The heart then blends into a sensual lotus blossom, black orchid which then finishes off with amber, violet, cream and woods.
  3. D&G Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana A stunning perfume, overwhelming and irresistible like the joy of living. Surprising and colored: the liveliness of Sicilian citron, the happiness of Granny Smith apple, the spontaneity of bluebells. Feminine and resolute: the intensity of jasmine, the freshness of bamboo, the charm of white rose. Deep and true: the character of cedar wood, the fullness of amber, the embrace of musk. Introduced in 2001.
  4. JESSICA MC CLINTOCK by Jessica McClintock Jessica MCClintock Perfume by Jessica MCClintock, Utterly romantic and feminine, the Jessica McClintock fragrance is a delicate white floral blend of bergamot, ylang-ylang, rose, white jasmine and lily of the valley. Introduced in 1987, recommended for daytime wear.
  5. CASHMERE MIST by Donna Karan
  6. LOVELY SARAH JESSICA PARKER by Sarah Jessica Parker
  7. OPIUM by Yves Saint Laurent
  8. COOL WATER Perfume by Davidoff
  9. ROMANCE by Ralph Lauren
  10. ANGEL by Thierry Mugler

And there we have it! The Top 10 Fragrances of 2008 - Now if they only would invent the internet scratch and sniff!



Beauty Updates

Sometime in 2009 - A TWILIGHT happened... I am not sure whether it's a TV show or movie or both - but I do know that the youngsters are all in a state over this... Nordstrom, my beloved department store, started carrying a new line of beauty products called "luna twilight" - and yes, I am aware that proper nouns should be capitalized, but it is considered "hip" to use lower-case lettering. I am not too happy about this - it drives me up a friggin wall, but it's not like anybody ever asks me anything.

So, anyway, this luna twilight has a lip gloss called "venom" for 16 bucks, and a blusher called "luna twilight 'Mortal Glow' Blushing Crème" I'm thinking we're doing vampires here, no?

January 2009

Olay Professional Pro-X Anti-Aging Starter Protocol
New Olay Professional Pro-X is a scientifically advanced line of skin care products created by an inspired partnership of P&G Beauty scientists and renowned dermatologists.

November 2008
Patrick Dempsey Unscripted Eau de Toilette Spray
Patrick Dempsey Unscripted Eau de Toilette Spray - Price: $32.00 Featured on WFXL (Talk Show): Ellen DeGeneres Show, November 2008

October Choose Your Estee Lauder Gift

September 20082008 Avon Product - Marimekko for Avon Eye Shadow Palette in Poppy Bouquet
Marimekko for Avon Eye Shadow Palette in Poppy Bouquet Featured in "Fall Forecast" as a vibrant shade that is the perfect for fall. OK, September 2008
Hydra-Radiance Intensive Nutrient Night Serum
Hydra-Radiance Intensive Nutrient Night Serum Featured in "Younger Now" as a nutritional face supplement that will reduce wrinkles and leave skin glowing. Health, September 2008 Price: $12.50

February 2008 - New Beauty Product: Daily Peel Pads. Purpose: To exfoliate and refine the skin.

October 2007 was Breast Cancer month and the power of pink. A collection of beauty products were created to contribute to this cause:
2007 Smashbox 'Blushing Pink' Fusion Soft Lights Powder & Brush Set
2007 Smashbox 'Blushing Pink' Fusion Soft Lights Powder & Brush Set
Lipstick - 2007 Bobbi Brown Pink Ribbon Collection
Bobbi Brown Pink Ribbon Collection
2007 Estée Lauder Pink Ribbon Compact Set
2007 Estée Lauder Pink Ribbon Compact Set

Swanky! The high-end gal is perhaps a Chanel fan? Perhaps you would like to know the Chanel Look pour la saison? Voila!
"The season's beauties are fresh,The New Chanel Lip Gloss Lèvres Scintillantes Glossimer Summer 2007 light and long-wearing at CHANEL." The New Chanel Lip Gloss Lèvres Scintillantes Glossimer Lip gloss ($25 at but only $19.95 at

I know, I know...The burning question is:

Avon Hook Ups - Customizable makeup that fits your lifestyle and your jeans pocket 2007.
"Avon Hook Ups - Customizable makeup that fits your lifestyle and your jeans pocket 2007."

(Note: to "Hook Up" also has another meaning which is popular with teens these days, and it involves "Hanky Panky!")
Soap Dish & Heart Soap

Avon Top 10 - 2007
  1. INSTANT MANICURE Dry Nail Enamel Strips view
  2. ANEW CLINICAL ThermaFirm Face Lifting Cream view
  3. SKIN SO SOFT Original Bath Oil view
  4. ANEW CLINICAL Eye Lift view
  5. Bubble Bath 24 fl. oz. view Bubble Bath
  6. Derek Jeter Driven Eau de Toilette Spray view
  7. Personal Makeover Kit view
  8. ANEW CLINICAL Line and Wrinkle Corrector view
  9. MOISTURE THERAPY Intensive Hand Cream view
Other Beauty Sites
  1. Makeup Connection - Professional makeup artist quality cosmetics and skincare, makeup instruction and tips, exclusive reseller of the Alexis Vogel Instructional Video. Here's a coupon code for Makeup Connection: 10% off any order. The coupon code is 274a77149c. No idea when it expires...I posted it 7/15/08.