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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Gift Pick: For the True Beauty Lover in Your Life

What It Is: URBAN DECAY Ocho Loco 2 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set - $59 @ urbandecay.com

STILA Art of the Fine Line - $39 @ sephora.com

Why I Like It: Because both these brands make the greatest quality eye liners on the planet (liquid and pencil) and the makeup lover in your life (even if it’s you) should be exposed to them, if they aren’t already.

This set from Urban Decay contains 8 of their 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils (ALL FULL SIZE!!) and 5 of the shades are new! Ok, let me contain my excitement a little and go through the shades: Roach (deep copper brown shimmer), Twice Baked (rich brown satin w/gold micro-sparkle new), Crave (deepest, darkest brown-black matte new), Perversion (blackest black matte), Deep End (bright metallic peacock shimmer), Mars (bright metallic green shimmer new), Ultraviolet (bright blue-violet shimmer new) and Tornado (dark eggplant pearl new) and a neon green Grindhouse Double Barrel Sharpener. Woo-hoo for the bonus product!

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Moving over to the Stila collection of liners, the reusable tin contains 4 of their bestselling liners: Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Intense Black (full size), Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liners in Midnight, Moss, and Dark Brown, all deluxe sizes. 

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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Gift Picks: Because Now You’re Desperate!

What It Is: Ok, it’s the weekend before Christmas and you’re not even close to being done, so here are some recommendations to help you knock it out quickly. So if you go by online, most sites have expedited shipping. If you go by store, you’ll find these sets in the major department stores or Sephora. Don’t sacrifice quality just because you are late to the game!!

Why I Like ALL  of These: Quality, Price and Usability! So here are gifts that are guaranteed to get a “WOW!” out of the recipient.

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BARE ESCENTUALS Degrees of Dazzlingnow marked down to $49 @ bareescentuals.com

What It Its: 20 of their bareMinerals Eyecolors in 4 different finishes.

Why I Like It: Heck, what’s not to like?? This set rocks!

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MARC JACOBS Trio Rollerball Gift Set - $39 @ marcjacobs.com

What It Is: 3 of his best-selling scents: Daisy Eau So Fresh, Dot and Daisy.

Why I Like It: Even though I think these scents are more reserved for the springtime, it’s good to stock up now! And I love a rollerball form for the purse.

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Gift Pick: When You Need Something Quick!

What It Is: BENEFIT COSMETICS Groovy Kind-a Love! and Luv it Up! Holiday Makeup Kits - $36 and $25 @ benefitcosmetics.com

What I Like It: Every gift set the brand makes is ready for gifting and just so much fun that you’re sure to get a smile out of the recipients. Sets like their aforementioned contain multiply deluxe sample sized shadows, blushes, lippies etc from the brand all in a keepsake tin box. I don’t know how the brand does it! I mean, I think it’s expensive to create unique packaging like they do for a lot of their products and limited-edition ones but I guess that’s how you get people’s attention, so take advantage of it!

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Friday, December 06, 2013

Gift Pick: For Myself!

What It Is: MOLTON BROWN The Bathing Treasures Collection - $50 @ moltonbrown.com

What I Like It: How many times are you out shopping for those on your list and you come away with half of your purchases for yourself? For me, it’s too many times to count, so this year, I thought I would just go ahead and give myself permission for something. I mean, how cute is this set of travel-sized shower gels? It’s a beautiful red box of 12 – 1.5oz bottles in the following scents: Pink Pepperpod , Gingerlily, Orange & Bergamot, Eucalyptus, Coco & Sandalwood, Japanese Orange, Samphire, Suma Ginseng, Black Peppercorn, Ylang-Ylang, Templetree, and Silver Birch. Stick with one scent all week or try a different one each day.

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Sunday, December 01, 2013

Gift Pick: For Your Fashion Forward Friend

What It Is: OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE COSMETICS Lip Tar All-Star Mini x 4 Set - $20 @ sephora.com

Why I Like It: Any beauty obsessed person knows about these Lip Tars and you’ll really score points by giving this really cool set. The colors are all matte shades and include: Memento (pink plum neutral), NSFW (primary red), Anime (vibrant neon pink), Black Dahlia (blackened red). This set is also a great way to try Lip Tars out before committing to the bigger size with the bigger price tag, which is $18. 

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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Gift Pick: Best $25 and Under Gift

What It Is: DRYBAR The VIP Pack - $25 @ thedrybar.com

Why I Like It: If your best-friend’s home-away-from-home is the Drybar for blowouts, you may want to recognize and pick them up some of their hair products like The VIP Pack. It contains their Detox Dry Shampoo (1.4oz), Southern Belle Volumizing Mousse (1.9oz) and the Money Maker Flexible Hold Hairspray (1.8oz). And these are great for traveling. 

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Friday, November 29, 2013

The 2013 Cybelesays Holiday Gift Picks

It’s that time of year again! Time for my Annual Holiday Gift Guide and with so many great products out there, I’ve got a lot of suggestions that will fit many on your list. So from now until Christmas eve, when you see this Christmas Tree next to a product picture in a post like below, you’ll know it’s one of my gift picks. Let’s get it started.

What it Is: BENEFIT COSMETICS Countdown to Love - $68 @ benefitcosmetics.com.

Why I like it: This is one of the more creative items I’ve seen but it requires gifting early as in, by this Monday, December 1st, to get the most out of it. So if you are out shopping this Black Friday weekend, put it on your list! It’s one of those advent calendar but instead of using chocolate or other edibles, this Pop Art box has 24 beauty treasures, which are mostly their best-selling products, just deluxe-sized versions of them like High Beam, the POREfessional, BADgal Lash Mascara and others. And on 3 of the days, the recipient will open the door and get a cute piece of jewelry. 

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Disclosure: A sample of this item was provided for review purposes.

Friday, July 12, 2013

IT Cosmetics Your Most Beautiful You 6-pc Collection

Like yesterday's post, I always say, if you can get buy your products around a holiday or see a group of them on sale like this next one I'm featuring, do it! The value is always worth it and you get to try a couple of products that you might not have normally bought.

Tomorrow on QVC, one of my favorite brands, IT COSMETICS, will feature a set of 6 full size products at a very reasonable price as part of their Today's Special Value tomorrow, July 13th. 

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It's called Your Most Beautiful You 6-pc Collection and it comes with the following items and a guide to help you get the most out of them:

  • Hello Light Anti-Aging Radiance Creme Illuminator (retail $24)
  • Vitality Lip Blush Hydrating Lip Gloss Stain in Je Ne Sais Quoi (retail $24)
  • Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Waterproof Concealer (retail $24)
  • YBBB Your Brows But Better (retails $24)
  • Dual Heavenly Luxe Airbrush Foundation & Concealer Brush (retail $48)
  • Luxe Pointed Airbrush Complexion Brush (retail $38)

If you bought these all separately, they would add up to $182. So how much will the set be tomorrow? Get over to qvc.com starting at 12am EST to see! 

 

Monday, February 18, 2013

Sample the Samples of Atelier Cologne Collection Voyage

I have amassed quite the collection of fragrances since they are one of my favorite categories of beauty products to try out. But it’s not always easy to find true love with one and sniffing a lot is on the menu.

I think we can all agree that small sample vials are not the most ideal way to try a fragrance because they  are usually hard to open and spill as you are popping the tiny top off. But then again, a full size bottle is not always ideal either, since fragrances are not cheap and think about how many you sniff vs. how many you really love.  

I think that fragrance samplers are just about the best thing on the planet as they are a great way to really get a feel for a some of the latest scents, like this one from Sephora.

Another one I’m really feeling right now is ATELIER COLOGNE Collection Voyage. The box it comes in is beautiful, with a cute read postage stamp in the upper right hand corner, like an internationally stamped box.

Atelier-Cologne-VoyageThis sampler of eau de colognes is .25oz sprays of the following scents: Orange Sanguine (fresh fruit), Grand Néroli (aromatic citrus), Bois Blonds (woody floral), Trèfle Pur (citrus + green), Oolang Infini (green + citrus), Vanille Insensée (woody vanilla), and Ambre Nue (oriental floral).

And as you can see from the above list, this one pushes all the fragrance envelopes! There are a few mellow ones and then some, whoa ones that will help you max your sexiness for an eve.

So which ones are my faves? I can see why the Vanille Insensee has such a following; Bois Blonds is really pleasant and while I normally love oriental florals, the Ambre Nue was just too much, surprisingly. Maybe one of the notes just didn’t jive with me but the Grand Neroli, oy, so sexy and full-bodied. $95 @ sephora.com. Will you be checking out this collection?

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Let's ALL Get Red Carpet Ready With Benefit Cosmetics

We’re in full-on award show season and even if you can’t live like a star, you can primp like a star, with BENEFIT COSMETICS’s Primping with the Stars All-Time Greatest “Fake-It’s” Kit.

This one includes the following:

  • .08 oz Stay Don't Stray Stay-Put Primer for Concealers and Eyeshadows
  • .12 oz Some Kind-A-Gorgeous Foundation in Medium
  • .13 oz Benetint Rose-Tinted Lip & Cheek Stain
  • .25 oz The Porefessional Pro Balm
  • .25 oz Girl Meets Pearl Liquid Pearl for Face
  • .1 oz They're Real! Beyond Mascara in Black

I can’t rave about these kinds of kits enough as they let you try quite a few of the different products (deluxe sample sizes) for a super reasonable price. And let's face it, how often do you actually use up a full size product? This one is just $32 @ sephora.com.

And be sure to investigate their other kits under this moniker: Do the Bright Thing and The Bronze of Champions.

Benefit-Cosmetics-Pimping-With-the-StarsAnd know that these sets also make great Birthday gifts! I had three parties this week alone. Lots of January babies for some reason.

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