Thursday, November 28, 2013

Eve Pearl Sale Starts NOW!

Eve Pearl

Black Pearl Promo of 40-65% off  EVE PEARL® products.
The Black Pearl Promo is on...NOW!!
Ends Monday 12/2/13 @ 11:59pm EST - NYC Time.


To all you beauties out there who decide to purchase, might I be inclined to ask one teeny tiny favor? :) … I would be ever so gracious to you if you could kindly add my blog's name PlushPinkAllure to the "comments"
section of your EVE PEARL Black Pearl promo order :D 

The top 3 names with the most mentions will receive over $650 worth
of EVE PEARL® products to keep or give away.  And because I love you all so much, I would be happy to split the winnings in a fabulous giveaway!! 

Winners (and possibly 1 of you lucky folk)  will enjoy:

So hurry, hurry! Start shopping because the sale starts NOW!!!

As always, the EVE PEARL® Team will be on hand to answer questions
via email at and by phone,
as well interacting with their fans and friends on Facebook,
Twitter: @EvePearl & Instagram: Eve Pearl 
They can also contact an EP Team member at 212.223.2229
or 866.335.1550 during regular business hours
Monday-Friday from 10am to 7pm Eastern time.
For color matching send photos to:

Black Friday Sale Alert at Eruan Salon & Spa

Eruan Salon and Spa 

Happy Thanksgiving to all you beautiful people!  I hope everyone is having a beautiful holiday and celebrating this special day with loved ones :)  

There are a few more sale alerts I wanted to share with everyone so you can take full advantage of the biggest sale day of the year!

Eruan Salon and Spa is one of my favorite salons in downtown Manhattan and they're having one of the most amazing deals yet!  

Get 20% off all Styling and Coloring services, and 35% off all regular-priced products on Black Friday and Saturday November 30th!  The staff there are super friendly and very talented-- I sincerely suggest checking them out.  If you're getting curious (and I know you are ;) you can read about my experience.  Treat yourself this season and get pampered by some of the industry's finest!

Located at: 6 West 37th Street @ 5th Ave New York,  NY 10018 

Book your appointment here

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Press Release: CARITA Paris Introduces Holiday Treasure Gift Sets For 2013


Luxury Parisian brand, CARITA is proud to introduce three unique gift sets for the 2013 Holiday Season: Perfect Treasure, Supreme Treasure and Eau de Parfum Treasure.

The Perfect Treasure features products from CARITA’s ultra-luxe anti-aging line of creams and serums for the face, eyes and lips, as well as the Youth Cleansing Milky Cream and Youth Perfecting Lotion. This set offers women over the age of 50 a complete ritual to beautify the skin’s appearance. It will reveal skin’s youthful radiance, smooth wrinkles and fine lines, restore firmness and tone and reduce imperfections including dark circles.

The Supreme Treasure
features products from CARITA’s Progressif Anti-Rides collection which targets and treats the first signs of aging. Perfect for women in their 30s looking to slow the visible signs of aging, the Supreme Treasure set is a complete ritual that smoothes and prevents fine lines and wrinkles, plumps and hydrates skin, restores a firm complexion and illuminates skin for a youthful tone.

The Eau de Parfum Treasure features CARITA’s signature scent in an elegant full size bottle and travel-size spray. This unique gift set is a symbol of Haute Beaute and French-style luxury that convey the brand’s intrinsic values: elegance, sophistication, femininity and Parisian chic. The Eau de Parm combines ten elegantly floral fragrances into a bouquet of sensuality including: rosebuds, violet, iris, musk, amber and vanilla.

The Carita Holiday Treasure Gift Sets will be available in November at select spas and salons nationwide and Individual prices are reflected below.

Perfect Cream (50ml retail size)
Trio of Gold Serum (2ml)
Perfect Cream for Eyes and Lips (2.5ml)
Youth Cleansing Milky Cream (30ml)
Youth Perfecting Lotion (50ml)
SRP: $375

Supreme Wrinkle Cream (50ml retail size)
Supreme Wrinkle Serum (2ml)
Intense Smooth-out Micro Peel (15ml)
Supreme Wrinkle Eye Patch (x2)
SRP: $245

Eau de Parfum (100ml retail size)
Eau de Parfum Purse Spray (7ml)
SRP: $125

Monday, November 25, 2013

Cyber Monday Sale Alerts on

Crowded stores and long lines are definitely turn offs.  One slick way to avoid that inevitable feeling of dread this season is ... online shopping!! :D  Beauty boutique,, is the web’s one-stop-shopping destination for all beauty and hair related gifts this season so take a look at the site's sales happening this Cyber Monday and start warming up those credit cards! 

  • Babyliss Appliance Promotion: Purchase the brand new Babyliss MiraCurl Nano Titanium Curl Machine from Black Friday (11/29/13)- Cyber Tuesday (12/3/13) and receive all 5 After Care Products FREE including:
    • Babyliss Pro MiraCurl Curl Prep 8 oz.
    • Babyliss Pro MiraCurl Curl Foundation 6 oz.
    • Babyliss Pro MiraCurl Defining Spray 8 oz.
    • Babyliss Pro MiraCurl Hair Spray 10 oz.
    • Babyliss Pro MiraCurl Thermal Shine Spray 4 oz. 
  • Maijan Promotion: Purchase the new Maijan Pure Argan Oil & Mint Hydrating Shampoo 12 oz. and receive the Maijan Pure Argan Oil & Mint Hydrating Conditioner 12 oz. for FREE! Cyber Monday 12/2.
  • One Day Maijan Promotion: Take 30% off all Maijan Products including Argan Oils, New Shampoos & Conditioners,& Facial Steamers on Cyber Monday 12/2/13
  • Keratin Complex Promotion: All Keratin Complex products including shampoos, conditioners, after care products, and appliances will be 20% off Black Friday 11/29/13 through Cyber Tuesday 12/3/13.

Aside from being Cyber Monday’s top shopping destination for all beauty must haves, has an added benefit.  The site even provides you with professional tips and tricks on how to use the products and help you achieve celeb style looks.  This can be a super fun treat to give along with your give selection, as well as add some new pro tips to your own vanity!
Have you shopped on before?  How was your experience?  Will you shop there this season?

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide

Pour le Monde® or For the World, is a new altruistic all natural fragrance company that donates a minimum of 5% from each bottle sold. It’s the gift that keeps on giving and what better way to celebrate the spirit of the season? 

Each eau de parfum in the Pour le Monde® collection benefits a coordinating charity:

-Envision: for the National MS Society whose mission is to envision a world free of MS.
-Together: benefiting the Cancer Support Community so no one faces cancer alone®.
-Empower: supporting Guiding Eyes for the Blind which provides dogs that empower the visually impaired and children with autism.
These fragrances can be a fun gift for an expecting mommy to be because they're 100% natural and chemical free, making them totally safe to use.  They're also ideal for the eco friendly beauties on your list this year.  Pour le Monde® is certified by The Natural Products Association, Peta, FSC, Leaping Bunny and Vegan Certification
1.7 fl. oz. $95.00
At the beautypress Holiday Spotlight event, I sampled each scent and fell partial to Empower
Top notes: Crisp lemon, Persian lime, Italian bergamont, Brazilian orange, Florida grapefruit
Middle: Spearmint, cassis, basil, lemongrass, orange flower
Base: Indonesian patchouli, cedar wood, benzoin
Though I usually prefer my fruity florals, Empower is a an edgier choice for the season.  The crisp lemon scent is very apparent, as well as it the orange elements.  I liked this fragrance because while its soft and pleasant, its citrusy blend is sharp and very refreshing.  Its presence is light but still evident. Not overpowering. 
The line's other fragrances include:
1.7 fl. oz. $95.00
Top notes: Italian bergamot, Brazilian orange, Persian lime, Floridian grapefruit, pink peppercorn
Middle: Herbaceous notes of French lavender, Palma rosa and Egyptian geranium rose
Base: Indonesian patchouli, blend of woods, Madagascar vanilla
1.7 fl. oz. $95.00
Top notes: Argentina lemon, Italian bergamot
Middle: Jasmine, violet freesia, lilac- all natural isolates
Base: Blend of woods, Madagascar vanilla, balsa, Indonesian patchouli
Another brand to consider for your beauty addict friends is one of my favorites: Brocato.  I've reviewed several of their hair products in the past, including the Vibrastrait Oscillating Iron  and the Supersilk Pure Indulgence Leave- In Treatment and have had impressive results with both. 
Sparkle & Shimmer Spray
1 oz. $7.00
I'm super excited for their recent holiday launch: The Sparkle & Shimmer Sprays
 Shine on this season with these festive, sparkling sprays of pearlescent flecks. Just spritz on after styling to add a sexy glow while under the twinkling lights!
 They're safe on skin and can even be used on clothes to add a subtle glitz and glam to your look.  Perfect for a night out at your next holiday loft party, special event or give one as a surprise stocking stuffer!
Products are available at
Are you interested in any of these products for someone on your list this year? 

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are always stressful and shopping for gifts can get often get overwhelming.  There were so many fabulous brand options at the beautypress Holiday Spotlight event, that I was map of some of the industry's finest!  Creating a plan before you hit the shelves can save you a lot of time, so for those of you who have some die hard beauty addicts on your list this year, feel free to browse the below products and head into the season armed and ready!
 VINOLIFT®.  is a skincare line by German based cosmetic company M. Asam®.   It was developed for mature and dry skin using the latest modern cosmetic technologies combined with grape ingredients such as OPC, resveratrol, grape seed oil and  grape stem cells.  It combines numerous plant extracts, lipids, peptides and vitamins that work to rejuvenate your skin.  I received a sample of the Skin Tightening Cream and love it because it can be used for both your day and night regimens.  It has a rich texture that left my skin really soft and very hydrated, plus it offers protection against free radicals.  I'd suggest it as a great gift idea for the skincare junkie on your list that can attest to having dry skin.  The products are available on HSN.  Be sure to catch up with them come the end of December on HSN for any new products! Prices range from $24.95+
Another skincare line that caught my eye was Celle Skincare.  Celle is different because unlike other skincare products, it harnesses the power of its high concentration of polyphenols and carefully selected ingredients to protect and repair damaged skin both before and after UV and environmental exposure.
The collection currently offers three products: a Cellular Skin Treatment ($350.00), a Rejuvenation Serum ($275.00), and an Intensive Repair Lotion for the body ($125.00), offering a complete and effective dermal protection and repair solution.  It is an award-winning skincare collection that I myself am excited to try! 
For the Morning and The Office
If you have a tea lover on your list, you'll want to check these newly launched collections from French brand Palais des Thés.  Known for its premium, all natural signature teas, there is a flavor for just about everyone, and every mood!  Collections include: For the Morning to help jump start your day, For the Brunch to accompany a yummy brunch, For the Office to take the edge off a stressful day at work, and For the Evening, to soothe and relax you before you head off to bed.  Each box contains 48 handmade cotton tea bags. 
Fleur de Geisha
Treating our senses doesn't get much better then a cup of steaming hot tea alongside a luxurious, sensual candle.  Palais des Thés took it one step further and created an array of deliciously scented candles inspired by some of their best selling teas.  The Fleur de Geisha is based on an airy, and celestial scent of their cherry blossom scented green tea. Delicately crafted, these candles are promised to scent an area for up to 50 hours. 
N°25 limited edition
In the spirit of the holiday season Palais des Thés has just launched the Thes N°25 limited edition: a collection of five blends of scented with vanilla, almond, rose petals citrus zests and spices.  Packaged in festive, decorative tins, these teas are the ultimate finishing touch to gathering around a cozy fire on a cold winter night! 
Did you see any items you may consider for someone on your list?  Are you interested in trying any for yourself? 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Sneak Peek: Beauty Box 5 December Box

Hot off the presses is a first look at Beauty Box 5's December goodies!  As previously mentioned, I recently had the honor of being invited to join Beauty Box 5's official review team and with it comes the fabulous luxury of giving you lovelies a little sneak peek at what's to come. 
If you aren't already familiar with Beauty Box 5 , it is a monthly subscription that delivers 5 fun, new beauty products right to your door.
I have high hopes for this December box!  I'm totally psyched to see we have some awesome NYX cosmetics to look forward to because it's one of my favorite brands.  If you're seeking something for the beauty addict on your list this year, a Beauty Box 5 subscription may be a great option to consider: 
They are currently running a promotion for new subscribers who will receive a $5, $10, and $15 gift card to depending on the subscription chosen.  You can check it out here
If you're interested in more details about contents of the box, you can read my November box review here.

Do you have some beauty lovers to shop for this year?  Is this something you might consider for a gift? 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sale Alerts

Listen up my lovelies, this just in!  Launching on Black Friday, butter LONDON’s Fashion Size Duo combines the perfect lacquer pair of Slapper and Knackered, to give your holiday look the sparkle and pop it needs. Retailing for only $10, this mini must-have takes the guesswork out of sensible gifting and is the perfect stocking-stuffer!

In addition, starting Black Friday through Cyber Monday will be gifting customers with 20% off site wide (excluding product marked at “last-call”) and 50% off “last-call” items. Unlock these deals using the code CYBER13.
Miss Jessie's  is also offering customers an incredible deal this holiday season – not just for Black Friday and Cyber Monday – as they give 40% off ALL items on

These are really awesome deals on some pretty amazing products.  If you're stocking up on holiday gift ideas, this is the perfect opportunity to snag some goodies for that nail addict or curly haired diva on your list this season... and who says you can't snag a few things for yourself?? ;)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals & Sales

Alright dolls, take a deep breath, exhale, and get ready to take some serious notes!  Black Friday is almost here and to help you make your shopping selection easier on this oh- so- fabulous day, here is a list of some killer sales you should check out:

DEALS: On Black Friday, receive 50% off the Let’s Meet in Paris Mini Lip Gloss Kits; purchase for $8 (a $16 value)
WHEN: Available exclusively on Friday 11/29
WHERE: ULTA stores/

BRAND: Peter Thomas Roth  
DEAL:  20% off sitewide. Shoppers can score great deals on the hero products from lines like Laser-Free, Un-Wrinkle, Neuroliquid, Camu Camu and other fan favorites.
WHEN: Available exclusively on Friday 11/29
BRAND: Urban Decay
DEALS: On Black Friday, get a 6-piece bundle of Revolution Lipstick for only $50 (a $132 value). Set includes the following shades: Jilted, F-Bomb, Catfight, Naked, Native and Protest. There’s also a killer travel bundle for the girl who can never be without her UD fix. Get travel sizes of All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray, Supercurl Mascara and Eyeshadow Primer Potion, as well as the Black Market 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set, for $35 (a $72 value.)
WHEN: Available exclusively on Friday 11/29


BRAND: Erno Laszlo
DEAL: Receive an 8-piece “Big Beauty Bonus” – the brand’s biggest GWP offering yet – with any purchase of $200 or more. Gift includes:
·         Full-size Firmarine Neck Cream (1.7oz)
·         Timeless Skin Serum (0.5oz)
·         Luminous Intensive Décolleté SPF 20 (1oz)
·         TranspHuse Day Serum (0.5oz)
·         TranspHuse Age-Defying Mask (1.45oz)
·         Phormula 3-9 Cream sample packette
·         Phormula 3-9 Serum sample packet
·         Phormula 3-9 Eye Repair sample packette
WHEN: Cyber Monday, 12/2

BRAND: Urban Decay
DEALS: On Cyber Monday, get the Smoked Palette and an Eyeshadow Primer Potion Travel Duo for $40 (a $58 value). Urban Decay is also throwing back to 2011 with a revival of the Book of Shadows Vol. IV, complete with a deluxe Revolution Lipstick sample. If you missed out then, now’s your chance to score one, and for only $25 (a $64 value).
WHEN: Cyber Monday, 12/2

·         40% off the entire site
·         Each day, the holiday gift shop will offer discounted pricing on a different product
·         Get a Double Mineral Hand Cream set (Two 100ml Hand Creams) for $17.90 (a $42 value)
WHEN: Available exclusively from Wednesday, 11/27 through Cyber Monday, 12/2

BRAND: Alterna Haircare
DEALS: Purchase the 3 Steps to Flawless Hair Kit, containing Caviar Moisture Shampoo (1.35 oz), Caviar Moisture Conditioner (1.35 oz) and Caviar CC Cream (0.85 oz) for only $10.00 (a $26.00 value)
WHEN: Available Friday November 29th through Monday, December 2nd

BRAND: Alba Botanica
DEALEnter ‘ALBATHANKYOU’ at check-out and receive a Buy 2 Get 1 Free deal on any products available the site
WHEN:  Available exclusively from Friday, November 29th through Monday, December 2nd

BRAND: Avalon Organics
DEAL: Enter ‘AVALONTHANKS at check-out and receive 20% entire purchase
WHEN: Available exclusively from Friday, November 29th through Monday, December 2nd


·         Black Friday & Cyber Monday : 20% off all full size bliss, Elemis and Remede products (sets not included)
·         Green Monday: Purchase a $200 bliss gift card for only $160 (valid on  and at bliss spas)

·         Friday, November 22nd – Tuesday, December 3rd - GO SMiLE Smile Whitening Light System will be $69 (from $129) and comes with a free Jet Set Kit
·         Thursday, December 5th – Wednesday, December 11th 3 Steps To A Beautiful Smile Gift Set (includes the 6 Day Double Action Whitening System, AM/PM Toothpaste Duo and Lip Balm) for $79
·         Thursday, December 12th – Tuesday, December 24th – 30% off site-wide (order on 12/20 and receive free delivery in time for Christmas!)

Black Friday:
·         $25 off your $100 purchase all day
·         Early Bird Shopping: Free half size Sea Salt Skin Smoother with any purchase 6am - 10am (web) / 10am-1pm (stores) 
Cyber Monday:
·         $25 off your $100 purchase all day
·         Early Bird Shopping: Receive free gift of choice with ANY purchase 6am - 10am (web) / 10am-1pm (stores) 
o   Choices include (while supplies last):
·         Moisturizing Marine Hand Cleanser
·         Milk Hand & Nail Cream
·         Mariel Body Lotion
WHEN: Available exclusively from Friday, 11/29 through Cyber Monday, 12/2

Monday, November 18, 2013

Beauty Box 5: November

I was incredibly flattered when Beauty Box 5 invited me to be a part of their official blogger review team.  Beauty Box 5 is monthly subscription that delivers 5 select beauty samples straight to your doorstep.  It offers a choice of subscription options including: $12.00/month, $30.00/quarterly or $99.00/ yr. 
The theme for this month's box was the ultimate must haves needed to "prep, primp and sparkle".  Everything necessary to get you fully equipped for whatever a night out may bring!
Retail: $7.99
First up, a full size 1.6 oz sample of Secret's Clinical Strength Invisible Solid antiperspirant deodorant.  When it comes to deodorant I always go for the same one (Dove's prescription) but this had me pleasantly surprised.  The box states it is clinically proven to provide prescription strength wetness protection but seeing is believing right?  For me, this turned out to be totally adequate.  It had a sweet, cool scent that was very fresh.  It did indeed roll on invisible, and didn't form any of those icky white clumps like many deodorants out there do.  The formula was light and absorbed nicely.  However, the not so good news?  It didn't totally pass the smudge test.  Even though it glides on clear, it still managed to leave behind a bit of white residue on my black shirt.  But smudges aside, its quite effective if you're looking to evade the sweat monster.  I never felt one trace of wetness throughout the entire day and am considering purchasing it in the future.     

Retail: $2.49
Ironically the Montagne Jeunesse Glacial Cooling Face Mask was the most inexpensive item in the box but turned out to be one of my favs.  Application is fast and simple.  Just remove the cloth mask from the bag, and apply it over your cleansed skin.  This was an interesting experience for me because it was my first clay mask ever.  I was surprised when I unfolded it to see it have all the cut outs for your eyes etc.  I can't say I wasn't nervous, and may have briefly resembled Hannibal Lector, but end result?  I LOVE this mask, better then any I've tried from a tube.  I fully intend to try another.  The cloth was a smidgen too big for me and since its quite moist when you open it, I didn't bother trying to cut it down.  I just folded the edges around my hairline and let it sit for about 18 minutes (recommended is 10-15) but it felt so cool and refreshing that I wanted to soak up as much as I could.  It is made with real clay, arctic cloudberry and red grape to help cleanse pores and enhance skins natural barriers.  Once I rinsed off the bits of dried clay, my skin felt soft and rejuvenated.
Retail: $6.99
I'm already a fan of Aveeno products so I was happy to try the 2 oz bottle of Positively Nourishing Calming Body Wash in Lavender Chamomile and Ylang-Ylang.  The lavender scent is a sure fire way to relax at the end of a long day, and after cleansing my skin was soft and refreshed!
Retail: $4.99
We all know my obsession with chap sticks and lip balms.  So I tried hard not to pre-judge Body Drench's Lip Drench.. the verdict?
Satisfactory.  It made it into the emergency stash but I can't say I was impressed. Its consistency didn't have the rich or silky texture that I look for in these products.  It had more of a grainy texture, and even though it kept my lips moist, they never felt soothed.  It went on clear but I did notice a bit of white residue along the edges of my lips which made me realize it never fully absorbed.  It's good for a quick fix on a dry day, but I wouldn't expect it to do much in the dead of winter when your lips start cracking.  I realize this isn't actual chap stick, but I'd still expect that as a moisturizer, it should be a little stronger.  
Retail: $14.99
Now, for my favorite item in the box:  The bellapierre Shimmer Powder in Storm.  Its a gorgeous silver colour that had virtually NO fallout.  *Muah* This is the first bellapierre product I've tried and was quite impressed.  I applied a minimal amount of primer and it grabbed on ridiculously well.  Its staying power was amazing and it hadn't smudged or faded even a little by the end of the day.  Even though shimmers aren't necessarily my preference because I find it difficult to achieve even coverage and I just end up looking sloppy and too painted.  But I have to say this shimmer won me over.  It was easy to apply and I was able to build the intensity to my liking.  The colour is especially fabulous so I can sparkle for the upcoming holiday season :D 
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