Although I own makeup, I very seldom wear it. My saving grace is the slight tan I sport year round. No, I’m not addicted to the tanning bed. Both sides of my family are Canadian with a splash of Indian. I’m also saved from having to slather on the concealer. My thick rimmed glasses hide the dark circles under my eyes. I somehow manage to keep my face from looking like a limp handshake. If it weren’t for these tiny blessing in disguise, I’d be in a bit of trouble. Most makeup irritates my skin. I get all blotchy, itchy and I feel as if my skin is about to crack.
One of the benefits of working at home is I don’t have to get all dolled up for my work day. There are many times that I work half of my day in loungewear with my hair tied up in a sloppy bun. I would definitely make the fashion Hall of Shame easily. My saving grace is that my nails are always looking their best. Maybe it’s because I type all day and I’m looking at the them constantly. I don’t know the exact reason. One thing I do know is I have a hard time passing up a great bottle of nail polish. I’m ashamed to admit how many bottles I own.
When I stumbled on this deal the other day, I jumped out of my chair a bit. This bundle includes 24 bottles of L.A. Colors Adventures Nail Polish for only $38! That’s over 50% off the original price and shipping is free! You’ll get one of each color in all of the newest shades. These are full sized bottles and when you do the math, each bottle is costing you only $1.58 when you purchase this bundle deal. That’s a huge savings considering that a bottle of good nail polish at the store will cost you $4.50 and up. This is a limited time offer so act fast!
Summer is here. It’s one of the busiest times of year for salons. I know this firsthand. In my 20′s I worked at several salons cutting hair, brushing on color, foiling in highlights and giving manicures and pedicures. The warm weather seems to be the nudge that some need to update their tresses. The phones ring off the hook and appointment books quickly fill up. It used to get a little crazy.
Mother’s Day is right around the corner. In fact, it’s less than 2 weeks away. If you haven’t thought about what you’re getting for mom, than it’s time. This isn’t something to put off any longer. We’re talking about MOM. You know…the woman who took care of you when you were sick. The one who attended every play and dance recital you were in. She eased your fears when bad storms hit at night. She made you soup when you had the flu. She gave you the world and expected nothing in return.
Show your mom just how much you appreciate her. It’s her day to be spoiled and treated like a queen. Stumped on what to get her? If you’re flirting with the idea of stepping out of the box a little or gravitating towards traditional, it’s here. We’ve scoped out some really cool gifts that will put a huge smile on mom’s face and make her feel like a million bucks (without you having to spend it).
Mom will look and feel her best with the Shopping Bag Makeup Palette at Sephora. It includes plenty of eye shadow, liners, blushes and lipsticks to create an unlimited amount of fabulous looks. Whether it’s a day out with the girls or a night on the town, mom will turn heads. This bundle is valued at $165, but it’s yours for only $24.
Give mom the gift of music with this Phillips 4GB GoGear RaGa MP3 Player. She’ll love listening to her favorite tunes while working out at the gym or on the go. It features a full color display, audio and video playback, up to 22 hours of playback time, built in FM tuner with 20 presets and it includes earphones. Best of all, it’s over 50% off and shipping is free to any Walmart store or FedEx office.
Neutrals are great, but bold and striking prints are even better. These spacious Hawaiian Tote Bags from Ed Hardy will get mom noticed as she’s heading to the beach or enjoying a weekend getaway. They are made to last with durable construction and the flat handles and silver tone hardware add a charming finish. Mom will love this bold tote and you’ll love the price. These beauties are $39.99 for a limited time. That’s 55% off list price and shipping is only $2.95.
Sending flowers doesn’t have to burn a hole in your wallet. How about surprising mom with a Beautiful Bouquet of Assorted Tulips. Not only will you save $20 for a limited time, but this bouquet also includes a free purple vase and a box of chocolates. Flowers AND chocolate…yes please!
Mom will fall in love with her locks when she uses the Ultra CHI Spring Paisley Flat Iron. In no time at all she can have a silky smooth finish or add some bounce to the tresses with some wavy curls. These CHI flat irons won’t dry out the hair and, because it works on the hair from the inside out, it adds moisture and reduces frizz. During the Mother’s Day Sale, this gem is under $100 and shipping is free. It also includes a free travel tote.
For a sentimental Mother’s Day gift, you’ll want to check out this Mother’s Marquise Birthstone Name Bracelet. Each sterling silver bar can be engraved with a child’s name and it’s linked to the birthstone of choice. Mom will be able to keep her kids close to her heart even after they’ve left the nest. It’s a steal at only $59.99 plus enjoy free shipping.
In honor of spring, and the oncoming of summer weather, it is time to beautify! We don’t mean slathering on hundreds of products with unrecognizable ingredients, but rather using a few simple products to bring out that inner glow that might have gone into hiding this winter! Here are our favorite picks from some awesome retailers!
- Deborah Lippmann Candy Shop Nail Polish at Beauty.com
- Shopping Bag Makeup Palette at Sephora
- Sung by Alfred Sung Perfume at UltraFragrances
- Acne Solutions Clear Skin System at Sephora
- CHI-tah Ceramic Pro Hair Dryer at ULTA Beauty
- SOHO Purple Pop Beauty & Cosmetics Case at Overstock.com
We love special deals and giveaways, but here at zuuzs, we are still first and foremost dedicated to making your shopping experience as easy as possible! That is why we created our “Weekly Picks“. These are the items hand-selected from our retailers that we think you will enjoy the most, whether because they are extremely on-trend, classic must-have pieces, or amazingly marked down. There are 4 Channels to choose from: Style, Technology, Family, & Home and each channel has 4 categories. To make your job even easier, we will be showcasing these amazing items on our blog as well, so you don’t even need to search around! Here are this week’s Beauty and Jewelry picks…get shopping!
- John Frieda Hot Air Hairbrush from Target
- Welcome Baby Beauty Gift Set from philosophy
- Rsession Styling Heat Mat from Beauty.com
- Burt’s Bees Medicated Lip Balm from Soap.com
- PHYTO Revitalizing Hair Serum from Sephora
- Espresso Jewelry Box from Target
- Turquoise Teardrop Necklace from Charm & Chain
- Diamond Bangle Bracelet from Reeds Jewelers
- Gold Tone Turquoise Drop Earrings from Macy’s
- Crystal Cluster Necklace from Charm & Chain
In case you don’t already know, zuuzStyle, our fashion & style e-zine, launched last week! Not only are we so excited to share that news, but we are even more excited to share the news of our Shop with zuuzStyle Giveaway!
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Chocolates and flowers may be “classic” but there are other ways to show a woman how much she means to you on Valentine’s Day. Whether the special lady in your life is your mom, daughter, girlfriend or wife, there is a perfect gift out there.
Why not think outside of the box this year?
For the Romantic: Is she the kind of girl who loves the written word? Is she a romantic underneath it all? Give her something to warm her heart, like a love letter anthology (available at Barnes&Noble.com). A collection of famous love letters throughout history, this book will add some passion to your own love story.
Say it with jewelry: Jewelry is a gift that truly never goes out of style and one that always fits. For the special lady in your life, try an initial pendant (available on Overstock.com), so that she can always keep it close to her heart. You don’t just have to buy her initial. If married, buy yours and if it’s for your mother, she may love initials of her children.
Kiss the Cook: Does she cook like no other? Why not celebrate her talent with a new kitchen gadget, gift certificate or chic, dare we say, stylish, apron from cooking.com? The site sells fabulous Jessie Steele aprons in a plethora of prints and colors.
Celebrate Her Beauty: Sure, you think she is naturally beautiful but she lives for perfume and new makeup. This Valentine’s Day spoil her with designer perfume, makeup or accessories. For a real treat, shower her with Bliss spa products (Body Butter, Glamour Gloves), which can be found on beauty.com.
There is no better way to say I love you than to celebrate who she is and what that means to you. You can’t go wrong by following your heart and these helpful little links.
**photo courtesy of giftchooser.com
With Jessica Alba launching the Honest Company last week –a company offering safe products for babies –healthy products and chemical avoidance is top of mind. The safest products should be the ones that we put directly onto our skin. Thankfully Sephora has taken the guesswork out of researching and hunting down the most natural products.
Sephora has its own internal standards for the natural products they carry. Any product that Sephora deems safe, natural, and has fewer to no synthetic ingredients such as parabens, petrochemicals and sulfates gets their green stamp of approval. This makes it easy for Zuuzs shoppers to purchase the most natural options – all you have to do is look for the green logo to identify those products that pass the test.
Dust on Josie Maran’s Bronzing Powder to get a subtle, buildable glow that’s believable even in the winter. This fragrance and paraben-free powder uses natural, non-toxic ingredients.
Protect your lips from dry, cold weather this winter! Tarte’s LipSurgence Natural Lip Tint is the perfect choice for a natural lip stain that is clinically proven to “increase lips’ moisture content by 6000%.”
For these products and more beautifully natural bestsellers check out Sephora’s website and look for the green stamp of approval.