Nifty Home Cosmetic Carousel

Nifty Home Cosmetic Carousel

I just spied this at Ideeli and I think I’m going to get it. Maybe two, actually.

I have pretty good organization system for my makeup arsenal. But to be quite honest, the products that I use often are scattered all over the place. Plus, this purchase would help me stick to my New Years resolutions.

The Nifty Home Cosmetic Carousel holds cosmetics and accessories, with a space-saving design takes up very little of your precious counter space. It’s originally $29.99 but Ideeli has it on sale for $19.99. It’s available in six colors: black, white, silver, cream, rose and pink (seen above).

Ideeli membership is free…click here for an invite, courtesy of Spoiled Pretty.

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OPI Partners with Mariah Carey for New Nail Polish Collection

opi mariah careyThis month, OPI launches eight new limited edition shades inspired and hand-selected by multiple Grammy Award winning recording artist Mariah Carey. These shades include four new OPI Liquid Sand™ lacquers featuring groundbreaking technology for a textured, matte finish infused with reflective sparkle.

“OPI is extremely excited to work with Mariah,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “She’s very passionate about beauty and her nails in particular. Her music, which includes 18 Billboard No. 1 singles, served as a wonderful inspiration for glamorous, sultry, vibrant colors.

“To pay homage to her iconic status, we wanted to launch her collection with something completely new and exciting. OPI Liquid Sand nail lacquer offers a never-before-seen look with a pebbled finish that lightly shimmers with fine glitter particles. Worn without top coat, Liquid Sand lacquer gives nails a unique textured matte finish worthy of a superstar.”

Mariah Carey by OPI includes four Studio Shades – ranging from pink glitter to rich plum crème – and four Stage Shades – each featuring the new textured finish. Studio Shades include:

OPI Mariah Carey -A Butterfly Moment
A Butterfly Moment (This sophisticated and frosty tan nude has us all a-flutter)
OPI Mariah Carey - Sprung
Sprung (Fall hopelessly in love with this shimmery copper)
OPI Mariah Carey - Pink Yet Lavender
Pink Yet Lavender (This pink glitter with lavender shimmer has superstar shine!)
OPI Mariah Carey - Anti Bleak
Anti-bleak (This deep, creamy purple will lift your spirits)

Stage Shades include: Stay the Night (Make it last in this matte black with red glints), Get Your Number (Wearing this matte blue with sparkles is a great call), Can’t Let Go (Hold onto this matte purple with dazzling sparkle), and The Impossible (This matte fuchsia with star confetti will never give up). OPI Liquid Sand lacquers should always be worn without top coat.

OPI Mariah Carey - Stay the Night
Stay the Night (Make it last in this matte black with red glints)
OPI Mariah Carey - Get Your Number
Get Your Number (Wearing this matte blue with sparkles is a great call)
OPI Mariah Carey - Cant Let Go
Can’t Let Go (Hold onto this matte purple with dazzling sparkle)
OPI Mariah Carey - The Impossible
The Impossible (This matte fuchsia with star confetti will never give up)

This collection is available beginning January 2013 at professional salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each nail lacquer.

Get Three Bottles of Zoya Nail Polish for FREE!

zoya nail polishA New Year calls for new color!

Zoya Nail Polish wants you to shine in 2013 by rocking your unique style – on your nails! Pick any 3 Zoya Professional Lacquer shades to instantly update your nail polish wardrobe for the New Year!

Offer is valid Monday, January 7th (10AM EST) through 11:59pm EST January 13th only. Pick 3 bottles of Zoya Nail Polish for FREE…just pay shipping & processing charges of $10.

Want more?…
Receive free shipping with any Zoya or Qtica purchase of $25 or more!

To redeem:

  • Add at least (3) Zoya Nail Polish shades to your shopping cart, along with any additional items you wish to purchase.
  • Enter code ZOYA2013 into the coupon code field in cart and press “Apply Code.”
  • Complete check-out, review & submit your order.

Promotion Excludes Zoya Nail Treatments, Gilty Pleasures and Spring 2013 Lovely & Pixie Dust collection colors.

Terms and Conditions:
Shipping & Processing Fee of $10 applies. Valid online at http://www.zoya.com 10 AM EST, 01/07/13 through 11:59pm EST, 01/13/2013. Continental US only. Not valid in conjunction with other coupons, codes or promotions. Returns or exchanges of promotional items not permitted. Art of Beauty is not responsible for incorrect addresses, credit card entry errors or errors associated with declined credit cards. Code must be entered at the time of purchase. Please allow up to 4 weeks for shipping if volume warrants it. Limit 1 promotional order per account.

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New Year’s Resolutions

New Years resolutionsHappy 2013, beauties!

I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday season and I wish you good health, wealth and happiness in the New Year.

Speaking of the New Year, I have a few resolutions for 2013. Do you have any? I don’t usually buy into the whole resolutions thing, but I’ve had some self-improvement goals that I’ve put on the back-burner for too long. So this year, I’m making them official. And by posting them this year (and outing myself), I hope to hold myself accountable and accomplish most of them in the next 12 months.

So here we go…

1. Buy a house: Mr. Spoiled Pretty and I have been living the gypsy lifestyle for far too long. Renting, especially in this economy, has had its perks – but I’m ready to take the plunge. We live in a house now, but what I really want is a home. Some place for Westley to run and play, with a big backyard and room for the pet that my son has been begging for. This will be the year.

2. Lose 20lbs: I need to drop some serious poundage this year. I want to be healthier and look better in my clothes. When I think of how much time,  energy  and money I’ve spent trying to dress thinner – it’s probably way easier (and cheaper) to just work out more and exercise some portion control. After years of wishing, hoping and praying that the weight would just magically fall off, it’s time to face reality and work my ass off. Literally.

3. Cook more often: It’s not that I can’t cook. It’s just that I don’t enjoy it. I have a full-time job, I’m the mom of a toddler and I blog in whatever free time I can scrounge up. By the time I get home from work, I’m so exhausted that I typically heat up something frozen or have food delivered. That kind of lifestyle worked pre-Westley, but now I need to be a grown up and start making more healthy meals for my family. So, this year, instead of picking up the phone to call for pizza or sushi, I’m going to pick up some pots and pans and get cookin’.

4. Stop being a hoarder: Okay, so I’m not actually a hoarder…at least not to the extent you see on TLC. But I have a bad habit of holding on to things past their prime. So I’m resolving to de-clutter my life – and not just my house. I’m going to clean out my email inbox and keep it clean (unsubscribe from all of those newsletters and junk that I never read), stop using my purse as a repository for useless crap, and say sayonara to stuff that doesn’t serve me anymore.

5. Enjoy more me time: When I became a mom, my priorities completely changed. Hell, everything changed. I became selfless, to a fault, and I hardly ever take time to focus on myself. Almost everything I do is for others – and I feel guilty when I’m not worrying about or doing things for other people, particularly my family. But then I start to resent the fact that I’m exhausted and don’t do the things I enjoy as often as I’d like. I’ve realized that it’s me who’s been holding me back from more “me” time. So this year, any time my husband insists that he can handle the baby and that I should get out of the house, I’m going – even if I don’t have a plan or a destination. I’m just going to drive away and I’m not going to feel guilty.

I’m sure I could think of a few more things to add to this list, but these five are about all I can commit to right now. What are your New Year’s resolutions? Tell me in the comments.

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