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Advertisements runs really great deals from time to time and I especially love their BOGOs.

They carry lines that you otherwise never see discounted. For example Part of the BOGO this time are Mamma Mio Skincare for Supermamas.

These are fantastic products to use anytime and some especially during and after pregnancy. Favorites are the ZAP Shrink to Fit and Tummy Rub Stretch Mark Butter. Also check out their Kits which have a sampling of grouped products.

If I were stranded on an island I would take mascara with me…seriously. I am blonde which means so are my eyebrows and eyelashes. In younger years I sometimes forgot Mascara in the morning which caused coworkers to ask me if I was sick…it is NOT a pretty sight!

So over the years I have learned my lesson and now the first thing I do in morning after brushing my teeth is put on mascara. So you can imagine the incredible amount of different brands and formulas of mascara I have tried from the drugstore darlings to the department store divas. I have a similar rating to Good Housekeeping and most mascaras end up with poor or fair ratings. Only a few have ever gotten excellent-I think the count is at 3 right now from all the years of trials. If I think about the sheer amount of money I have spent on mascara over the years I cringe…

For a long time I stuck to the Dior Show mascara-It did and does an excellent job but is a little on the pricier side and I do try to find products that are a little “greener”. I was thrilled to try some natural brands but was severely disappointed with the clumpy messes I got.

Then came along Buxom from Bare Escentuals-yes the same brand you see on the infomercials famous for the Bare Minerals. To say I was skeptical was to say the least. Although I had tried the Buxom lipgloss and was very pleasantly surprised (still my favorite gloss out there). But the box was gorgeously shiny silver and it promised antioxidants so I forked over my $18.

And I was floored! This was no ordinary mascara-but rather a miracle. The brush itself had a special hourglass shape that got the inner and outer lashes and the formula glided on making the lashes luscious and gorgeous.

Well I have been truly hooked since I first discovered this gem and I think my mascara trials (and woes) are over. This is really an exceptional mascara and the best part is that without knowing it I bought a “green” mascara. It is formulated without parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances and dyes or phalates.

I am NOT switching again and if they discontinue it I will be the crazy person buying up every last tube on ebay.

The Buxom mascara is exclusively at Sephora stores and online.


Just got word of the following offer from Victoria’s Secret PINK Nation.
Become a member (or if you are a member already) and you can print a coupon for a FREE Pink Beauty Travel Kit (worth $25) with any PINK purchase at a VS Pink or Victoria’s Secret Store.
On top of it if you sign up to be a member you can also print a $10 off any $25 Purchase coupon.
You can become a member of PINK Nation here

Seems like Online Designer Sales are my theme this week. I was going to give these to you one at a time but I just got notice of a great deal another of my favorite Online Designer Sales Sites-Rue La La so I could not hold out on you.

Rue La La is the destination for 2-day-only Boutiques, filled with the designers we love at private sale prices. It’s free, fabulous, and invitation-only.

Here comes the fabulous special-become a member and place an order from any Boutique using the Rue La La MOBILE SITE by the end of Friday and get a $25 iTunes® gift card and iPhone™ cover.

Today’s Boutiques are Philosophy, Catherine Malandrino and Lagos.

Here’s your invitation!

Well as I mentioned we switched to the Bugaboo seat instead of the Bassinet early-Kat is only 4 months but we thought we would try it. And she loves it!! She can now still be partially reclined while seeing the world and that is her favorite thing right now. She is still a little small for the 5 point harness but since she is still reclining I don’t see a problem with that.

Using the bassinet also gives much better access to the underseat storage bag.

I have to say again -I LOVE my bugaboo-that is by far one of the best investments we made for our baby. There are several other items we can not live without and I will let you know about these in the coming days.

So bottom line even though the Bugaboo is expensive it is very much worth it. I would strongly urge any mother/father to be to really take a look at it and do search ebay and craigslist as you can find them up to half off as I did.

Shhhh -here comes another secret.

Here is another amazing site for Online Designer Sales-Hautelook.

Hautelook offers exclusive, limited time Shopping Events with prices up to 75% off retail! They have some amazing designer sales daily and I know you will love this site.

Once you register you will receive an email daily with the sales for that day. They offer Women’s, Men’s Kid’s and Home Items. Sometimes they also run Beauty Sales-got a great selection of Josie Maran Cosmetics there recently for great prices.

I love Hautelook and consider it one of my weapons to get a stylish wardrobe for less. I have bought some great items also for my little girl-they recently had a Feather Baby Sale that I could not pass up.

Use my personal invitation to get access to these great sales!


Godiva is starting a Friends and Family today that will run ONLINE only through midnight on August 28.

Enjoy 20% off your Merchandise Total before Shipping and Tax!

Enter ENJOY20 at checkout to take advantage of this offer.

Not only is EOS at the Viceroy in Miami one of the hottest restaurants but they are giving us another reason to head there for Brunch.
Get this-Order any of their delicious Mediterranean Brunch Menu Item on Sundays (they range from about $12 to $20) and you get UNLIMITED Bloody Marys and Mimosas! And the Bloody Marys rock!
If that was not good enough, you also get FREE Valet Parking and FREE access to the Brazilian Pool Party at Club 50 at the Viceroy which runs all afternoon.
We went last week and the food was great, the Bloody Marys fresh and spicy and the Pool Party was sexy with a great view from the 50th Floor.

EOS at The Viceroy
485 Brickell Ave

If you are not yet a member of Gilt Groupe you have been missing out!

Gilt has sales every day and usually several designers each day including Women’s, Men’s and Kid’s Items as well as sometimes Beauty Items. The prices are always low-up to 70% off retail.

Recently they launched Gilt Fuse which is for Women exclusively and has a slightly lower price point while having a wider variety of styles. Once you sign up for Gilt you automatically get access to Fuse.

You can join Gilt Groupe through my invitation and start enjoying the great deals. Once you sign up you can take advantage of the open sales and you will start getting notifications of sales each day.


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