DOVE Chocolate and Nicole by OPI nail polish collection

Nicole by OPI Dove Chocolate nail polish

DOVE Chocolate and Nicole by OPI held a sweepstakes contest through Facebook and gave out 25,000 nail polish sets, and I was one of the lucky winners. The prize included two nail polishes, both inspired by DOVE Chocolate called ‘Better After Dark’ and ‘Promises In The Dark’ plus a coupon for a DOVE Chocolate bar. The polishes are not going to offered for sale, but they are already up for sale on ebay.

It Cosmetics CC+ Lip Serum Hydrating Anti-Aging Color Correcting Creme Gloss -review

CC+ Lip Serum Hydrating Anti-Aging Color Correcting Creme Gloss

This is an individual review of the It Cosmetics CC+ Lip Serum that comes in the It Cosmetics CC Your Way To Beautiful Skin Anti-Aging 4pc. Collection from QVC. I also have a separate review for the CC Cream here. This gloss is not necessarily meant to add color, but more to plump, moisturize and restore natural color to the lips. When you first put it on, it is a little glossy until absorbs into the lips.

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I didn’t like the color/texture of the gloss until it absorbed into my lips. The collagen, peptides and hyaluronic acid plump up lips and seal in moisture making a great primer for your lipstick or just an anytime lip treatment. Right now you can only get in the collection through QVC, but eventually it should be available as a standalone product. Go to to sign up for the newsletter and stay informed about new products and online sales.

*Press sample received.

In unrelated news…a Lululemon outlet has opened near Las Vegas

Popular Yoga and exercise clothier Lululemon has opened a new outlet store at The Fashion Outlets in Primm, Nevada. The mall is located at the Nevada/California state line, about 30 minutes from Las Vegas. If you are a tourist visiting Las Vegas, the mall has a shuttle service from the Strip available for $15.

Cr: Lululemon Fashion Outlets _Primm

Cr: Lululemon Fashion Outlets _Primm

As far as the prices and inventory at the new store, you’ll have to go and find out. Most of the reviews of other outlets around the country frame it as a “hit or miss” opportunity. You may get tone of stuff for cheap or you may walk in and find prices are not much cheaper than a regular store.

You can sometimes score great deals at the Lululemon store at the Fashion Show. I got a pink forme jacket mid season for $69 while on the website it was still selling for $108. An employee told me that because 70% of that store’s clientele comes from Canada, the warm weather clothes don’t sell as well (in Vegas go figure.). Make sure you always check the sales rack by the dressing room first!

Hair chalk from The Body Shop

One of the great things about The Body Shop is their versatility. Whenever a new product trend hit the beauty scene, you can always count on them to introduce an affordable and environmentally conscious version. They recently introduced a hair chalk. The Body Shop Hair Chalk is available in two colors, “Tickle Me Pink” and “Falling For Blue”.

The Body Shop Hair Chalk

It comes in a twist off compact that serves as an applicator. To apply, pull a section of hair and run it through your hair with your thumb underneath. I prefer this method to using sticks of hair chalk, it is easier and way less messy. After a couple of pulls or when the hair has the depth of color you want, spray it with hairspray.

The Body Shop Hair Chalk

I was able to curl my hair with the chalk in it, with only a little of it landing on the styling appliance ( and wiping off easily). I decided to leave it in my hair overnight. I was concerned about it getting on my pillowcase, so I used an old one. It didn’t transfer (if you have a lot of chalk it still might) and it washed out no problem.

The Body Shop Hair Chalk

The Body Shop Hair Chalks are $12 each, but you rarely have to pay full price. The Body Shop has rotating promotions that include 40 percent off, Buy 2 Get 2 free and more. Join the “Love Your Body” membership club and for $10 you will get 10 percent off purchases for a year, a birthday gift (up to $10), points good toward future purchases and special email offers. For more details, visit

Get a $10 gift card at Kohl’s beauty trade-in event

Get rid of your old beauty products and get a $10 Kohl’s gift card this weekend! All you need to do is bring in two used beauty products to a Kohl’s store near you on Saturday, March 22 and you’ll score a gift card. Offer is valid at participating locations from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., for the first 100 guests. If you are not in Las Vegas, please call your local store to see if they are participating.

Kohl’s recently expanded beauty department includes brands like Essie, Lorac, The Balm, Cargo, Pur Minerals, StriVectin, Borghese and Katy Perry eyelashes.


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