Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Lip Obsession of the Week: Retro Pink

Sent for review. Purchased by me. Contains affiliate links. 

Last week was the craziest week in my (recent) life. My day job for the last 18 years has been to be the broadcast producer at an ad agency. I've worked with the same people for almost half of my life.

I. was. made. redundant. 


They did offer to let me keep my job, but only on a part-time basis. Betting on myself instead of a part-time paycheck, I said adios to my work family and walked off into the sunset.


And of course that same night I had to go see some family who were in town for Thanksgiving instead of wearing footie pajamas and crying like I would have preferred. A complete hot mess, I stopped at Walgreens to grab something to brighten up (distract!) from my puffy eyes.

The color that turned my red eyes blue (or at least made me look human and not like a red, splotchy-faced, sad sack)?  Colour Prevails by Nonie Creme Paint & Varnish Matte Lip Colour & Topcoat in Retro Pink. It's a matte! It's glossy! It wears for a long time. It's distractingly gorgeous.  Which is exactly what I needed to make it through the next 2 hours.

Enough of my pity party. Back to why great lippies make bad days better.


Colour Prevails by Nonie Creme Paint and Varnish Lippies are gorgeous. One end delivers rich, long lasting satin-matte color. The other end seals the deal with an ultra glossy top coat that is not tacky or sticky. If anything, it extends the wear and hydrates the lips. The color range includes ten shades, which is perfect if you're building up a solid lip wardrobe.

I'm so sad I waited to try Colour Prevails by Nonie Creme. Each product is created with multiple purposes in mind so you can feed your creativity or fix your face with a quickness. Love.

It's a bright, but not too-bright pink. And it wakes up a face with no makeup.  My co-worker came over to help me trim the tree. She knew I wasn't up to the task alone. She's the best! xoxoxoxxoxoxoxoxo
Colour Prevails by Nonie Creme is only available at Walgreens.

 photo lylas3.png

Find Kelly on Google+. Official disclosure/disclaimer statement can be found here. Copyright 2009-2015, Gouldylox. All Rights Reserved.

Black Friday & Cyber Monday: Best Of Beauty

Contains affiliate links.

Happy Holiday Shopping! While you probably already have a strategy, check out these sales and codes. Have fun saving! If you aren't following Gouldylox on Twitter, follow me now for up to the minute shopping deals and steals!

Sephora has some amazing deals for $10 while they last. These will sell out asap, so hustle to the store or log on as early as possible. My favorite picks (which are all available online only)? The Buxom Strut Your Stuff Collection, a Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Trio, a Sephora Face Mask Explorer Set ( contains 3 masks), Tarte's Easy Glowing Deluxe Cheek Set.  

Macy's has a killer MAC lip gloss set for $35. They also have beautiful steals on jewelry, like these diamond studs, which are normally $600 and will be $149. They've even got silver Disney charms for less than $18 each (that's up to $50 in savings)!

Amazon is offering amazing deals on a Jawbone 3 ($99), a 55" Roku Smart TV for $348 and a $35 Fire Tablet.  (Why isn't the Echo on sale?) Keep checking Amazon throughout the day for Lightening Deals. And not everything above will be available all at once. Shop through the mobile app and look for mobile only deals (and sign up for push notifications!). They have several mobile only deals, including a 50" TV for $150.

Luminess, the makers of one of my favorite airbrushes and an amazing foundation in a spray canister are offering 25% off of full priced items. Use checkout code LATKS25.

Urban Smith, the maker of these very chic necklaces is offering 20% off when you use code BESTMONDAYEVER at checkout. You can get words, names or phrases engraved and you can use your own handwriting. I love these! I really want one with my Dad's handwriting. (hint. hint.)

While you're at it, be sure to add the Price Local extension to your chrome browser. This extension allows you to shop local and get Amazon pricing! Here's how it works. You shop on Amazon for whatever your heart desires. Then you click the icon on your browser. This locates a store near you who is willing to sell you the item for the Amazon price. You'll then get a coupon which honors that price and you don't have to wait for shipping! It's truly the best of both worlds.

Avon is offering serious savings! You'll receive free shipping plus 20% off your purchase of $40 or more, and a tote filled with top-rated products with purchases of $65 or more with code CYBER2015.

You've checked out , right? Think of it as an aggregate of shopping deals and steals for today. Be sure to check it out for last minute steals you didn't know you needed.

Are you going out after the turkey or relaxing with family? Me? I'm going to relax, check out the movie Creed and reflect on everything happening around me (but more on that later. It's been the craziest week of my life!)

Have a wonderful day and please don't forget to be thankful for the bounty that allows all of the shopping (and the other more important things in life, too.)

 photo lylas3.png

 photo ad background V3.jpg
Find Kelly on Google+. Official disclosure/disclaimer statement can be found here. Copyright 2009-2015, Gouldylox. All Rights Reserved.

Best of Holiday 2015: Buxom Glosses Galore!

Sent for review. Purchased by me. Contains affiliate links.

Shimmer your way through the holidays with Buxom! There is something about a Buxom polish, isn't there? Maybe it's the tingle, the shiny, shiny color or the way it helps keep your breath fresh. Buxoms are just magical.

For the holidays, I have all the details on two collections that will update everything about your lip wardrobe (and probably leave you with a few left overs for stocking stuffers). Or be crazy generous and give away the entire set. Either way, the collections are so pretty and lustworthy, it's hard to say no.

Leave Your Mark Full-On Lip Polish & Lip Cream Set ($59.00) includes 15 mini Lip Polishes and Lip Creams. Once you open this and actually remove the colors, it feels like a never ending cascade of gorgeous lippies. This set includes:

8 Mini Full-On Lip Polishes:  Bunny (fresh peach nectar), Jennifer (flirty fuchsia), Olivia (pink disco), Sandy (almost naked), Sophia (sweetheart pink), Starr (sweetheart pink), Taylor (crimson flame), Zoe (dazzling orchid)

7 Mini Full-On Lip Creams: Berry Blast (vivid fuchsia), Cherry Flip (red poppy), Dolly (sultry mauve), Hot Toddy (toasty nude), Pink Lady (electric pink), Purple Haze (ripe grape), White Russian (nude pink)

Too much Buxom for you? This downsized version, Don't Miss A beat Full-On Lip Polish Collection ($32.00), contains six shades of tingling, plumping Buxom magic in the original shimmering formula. You'll get:

6  Full-On Lip Polishes:  Destiny (peach carnation), Nicole (shimmering strawberry), Ava (berry smoothie), Jennifer (flirty fuchsia), Kayla (preppy pink), Dolly (shimmering sultry mauve)

I think I own more Buxom glosses than any other brand. What's not to love? My favorite Buxom of all time is Sophia. Which is yours?

 photo lylas3.png

Find Kelly on Google+. Official disclosure/disclaimer statement can be found here. Copyright 2009-2015, Gouldylox. All Rights Reserved.

Lipstick League: What Product Are You Thankful For Right Now?

Question of the Week: What product are you most thankful for right now?

This very second, I'm waiting for the new Lovely Lavender Pastel to process on my hair, so I'd have to say Keune Color Cravings! (Next time, I should add the violet?!)

  Beautygeeks - Someone suggested this Youngblood Contour Palette vs the Rob Lowe movie post be marked #NSFW. Agree or disagree?  (You're watching The Grinder, right? It's hysterical.)

  Beauty Junkies Unite - Amber picked out a little something special to give away while Christmas shopping. Enter now to win a Kate Spade handbag and card case!

  Blushing Noir - Everyone needs a little Dita in their beauty routine! Always on point, MAC Cosmetics and Dita Von Teese bring you Von Teese Lipstick; the matte tomato red of your fantasies!

EauMG - Victoria reviews one of her favorite coconut perfumes, Sage Onyx, that highlights the sultrier side of coconut.

  Gouldylox Reviews - This LE palette from Sleek MakeUP is so gorgeous you'll want to grab a backup. Seriously.

  Love for Lacquer - Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer? Check out these fun sets from Burt’s Bees!

  Nouveau Cheap - My annual Black Friday/Cyber Monday Beauty Sale Round-Up is now live, and I’ll be adding to it daily as more and more deals roll in!

  Olive & Ivy - Dying to see the Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani palette in action (plus a review and swatches)?! Here you go!   (Yes, please!)

  Phyrra - I'm bringing you UD's first celebrity collaboration, the Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Palette! See the inspiration behind each color.

  Prime Beauty - is getting her feet pedi-perfect for those fancy strappy sandals this holiday season. Read her review of AmopĂ© Pedi-Perfect Tool and get a $5 off coupon! 

we heart this - Attention Taupe Lovers: Stef is getting Erika F. type type feelings from this limited edition holiday eye shadow. And if you know what Erika F. is, you owe it to yourself to click that link.

  (Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)

 photo lylas3.png

Find Kelly on Google+. Official disclosure/disclaimer statement can be found here. Copyright 2009-2015, Gouldylox. All Rights Reserved.

IT Cosmetics Top Five Superstars + More Collection - TODAY ONLY!

Sent for review. Contains affiliate links.

You know I love IT Cosmetics. I've been talking about it non-stop for the last two weeks! And guess what, little sisters? They are practically giving away their top five best selling products in one gorgeous-to-receive (or to-keep!) collection. The Top Five Superstars Collection contains almost everything you need for a flawless face.

You'll get the following:

Brow Power® Universal Eyebrow Pencil is one of the best brow pencils available. You control the color by controlling the pressure used to apply the pencil. It's so simple and so pretty! And it won't smudge or fade until you take it off.

Bye Bye Under Eye® Anti-Aging Concealer is a full coverage concealer that never cracks, fades or slips before its job is finished. This is the best concealer available and you're getting it for a song, thanks to this TSV. Seriously. If you have dark circles, you need this in your wardrobe.

Vitality Lip Flush™ 4-in-1 Reviver Lipstick Stain in Je Ne Sais Quoi® covers all of your lip needs in one. This lip flush delivers a unique pink that is perfect on everyone. It starts as a glossy lip color and eventually becomes a stain. This formula includes more good-for-your-lips oils than most lip treatments and feels as good as it looks.

Hello Lashes® 5-in-1 Volumizing Mascara delivers a lot for one little mascara. A primer, mascara, lash enhancing serum, volumizer and lash curler in one little package. Plus the brush makes getting those lashes in the corner easy.

Celebration Foundation® Illumination utilizes IT's signature Drops of Light technology to improve on the abilities of traditional powder foundations. Gone are the days of chalky powders that settle into fine lines. This foundation takes almost no time to apply and you'll look flawless instantly.

You'll also get the brand new Heavenly Luxe® Master Brush, cut and tapered to deliver the perfect foundation (powder or liquid) anywhere it's needed. This is the foundation brush I've been waiting for and as usual, IT delivers!

It's all available from IT Cosmetics and QVC in the Today's Special Value! Grab it in your color before midnight for way less than you think possible. It's the easiest way to get a beautifully natural, flawless face for the entire holiday season. Try it for yourself. Or just stock up on your favorites. If you love it or are looking for the best way to take the plunge, don't miss this!

 photo lylas3.png

Find Kelly on Google+. Official disclosure/disclaimer statement can be found here. Copyright 2009-2015, Gouldylox. All Rights Reserved.

Pin It button on image hover