Thursday, December 31, 2009

Pure Luxe New Year Sale!

Not sure if I will be able to resist, we shall see:

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU SALE!!
A new year is all about a new beginning, a fresh start, full of possibilities!
This year, resolve to take care of and pamper yourself.
Start with a new cosmetics wardrobe and go from there!!

Get cruddy presents this year? Get yourself a present!
The last month has been all about getting for everyone else and spending a fortune..uggh
Take advantage of "New You, New Year" sale and splurge (as well as save) on yourself :)
The variable sale last time seemed to work great, so we will do that again.
$30.00 - $99.99 = 25% off products
$100.00 - $199.99 = 30% off products
$200.00 and above =
35% off productsSALE DATESDecember 31st - January 7th


SALE F.A.Q.The totals above are for products only. Shipping is not included in the sale total.

PLEASE make sure you check your totals before submitting your order. One penny will make a difference on being included in the sale, or bumping you into a higher discount percentage.

You MUST click the sale "add to cart" below to be eligible for the sale. If this is not added to the cart, you will be ineligible for the sale.

All items are included in the sale ... with the exception of gift certificates and benefit items.

Benefit items can be used to bring your total up to a certain amount, but will not be discounted.
You will not see a discount/refund right away.
When your order is received and printed for processing, the discount will be calculated and at that time you will receive a refund back for the appropriate percentage amount.

In the event we run out of stock on an item, the cost will be refunded to you. We cannot backorder any items.
Once an order is submitted, PRETTY PLEASE, don't e-mail and ask for changes, additions, etc... I just cannot handle changes on top of the order volume a sale generates.
Speaking of sale volumes, please give me a little extra time to get your order ready and shipped.I wish each and every one of you a SAFE, prosperous, healthy new year!
Thank you!!
Christina
Owner
Pure Luxe Cosmetics LLC
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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

My fave Bare Escentuals eye color combos & rediscovered colors

As requested, I have gathered my favorite eye color combos from when I went through BE Nirvana and wore every bare escentuals eye color I own without repeats. Here is a list of my favorite combos along with links to the blog entry with pictures. I also had some colors that I rediscovered and am so happy I did. They are listed here as well.

Shocked at how much I like this kit: Meet the Stones
How did I wear it:
* MTS light lash to brow
* MTS Medium on lid
* MTS Dark in crease
* Jade Wetlined

Rediscovered Classics: Wild Women (one of the first sets I ordered)
How did I wear them:
Combo #1
* Queen Phyllis lash to brow
* Wild Woman Sarah on lid
* Wild Woman Melissa in crease & V

Sadly no pics or notes from the combos I made with WW Deborah and WW Dawn

Combo of Ice Queen, Marquise, Dakota & Turquoise Sea
How did I wear them:
* Ice Queen lash to brow
* Marquise on lid
* Dakota in crease & V
* Turquoise Sea wetlined

Combo of Au Natural, Gilded Taupe, Golden Earth & Black Emerald
How did I wear them:
* Au Natural from lash to brow
* Gilded taupe on lid
* Golden Earth in crease & V
* Black Emerald wetlined

Combo of Sunshine, Fascination, Black Ice & Elegant Diamond
How did I wear it:
* Sunshine from lash to brow
* Fascination on lid
* Black Ice in crease & V
* Elegant Diamond Wetlined

Combo of Bamboo, Nice Pear, Oz, Coffee Bean
How did I wear it:
* Bamboo from lash to brow
* Nice Pear on lid
* OZ in crease & V
* Coffee Bean Liner

Combo of Mystic, Shantung, Heavenly Diamond, Grape
How did I wear it:
* Heavenly Diamond from lash to brow
* Mystic on lid
* Shantung in crease & V
* Grape Wetlined

Combo of Halo, Merlot, 1990s and Retro
How did I wear it:
* Halo from lash to brow
* Merlot on lid
* 1990s in crease & V
* Retro Liner

Combo of Clarity, Mystery, Catwoman, Aquamarine
How did I wear it:
* Clarity from lash to brow
* Mystery on lid
* Catwoman in crease & V
* Aquamarine Wetlined

Rediscovered or newly discovered colors:
  • Bahamas
  • Bamboo
  • Catwoman
  • Coconut Palm
  • Cultured Pearl
  • Fascination
  • Girlfriend Kathleen
  • Queen Phyllis
  • Brocade (I am in love and only have a sample!)
  • Blue Black (1st BE liner I ever owned)
  • French Navy
  • Onyx
  • Coffee Bean

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Prepping for a big 1/2 jar BE sale


Now that I have moved to a new place, I seem to be more prepared to part with some of my BE collection. It also seems I have finally kicked the collecting bug and don't feel the need to have colors just because I don't have that one yet.

I went through lots of colors I was unsure about and did swatches on my arm and made a list. Some surprised me by looking prettier than I remembered so I left them off the list, others just didn't do it for me or I knew I had too many similar shades. I ordered my 5 gram jars and once they arrive, I will be listing many 1/2 jars of eye colors on the BE Addicts and BBC forums on Delphi. This will likely be after the new year. Please keep an eye out for my sale appearing soon in the forum swap/sell folders!

Since these will be open cosmetics, I cannot sell them on Ebay. BE Addicts swap/sell is limited access so if you do not have access now, you will not be able to get in. BBC has an open swap/sell forum, as long as you are a member, you should have access though when new your posts do not appear right away. Pin It StumbleUpon

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas Cookie Baking

We are almost fully moved into the new apartment. There are still a few boxes at the old places and things to get out of storage and of course, tons of unpacking to do. I finally did some baking and I have to say, I am loving the new kitchen. I baked my 2 fave christmas cookie recipes, though you really could make them any time of year. Both recipes are from allrecipes.com so I am including links.

Chocolate Chip Shortbread

Lemon Iced Cookies
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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

New Apartment

My BF and I finally found a place that suits us. We have moved into a lovely 2 bedroom upstairs apartment in the nicer section of our town. It is an older home that is being renovated. Our apartment was finished first. They are still working on the downstairs apartment. The move was hard and we still have more to pick up from the old place. I cannot wait to just have everything here and not have to carry anything big up the stairs again.

The apartment is very energy efficient. It has a new energy efficient furnace, new windows, good insulation and a tankless water heater. Unfortunately, the water heater just died on us but should be quickly repaired as the replacement part came today. Just waiting for the landlord to come install it.

Once we get more settled in and unpack everything, I will be sure to post some pictures. For now, you get to see my Christmas tree which is the first full size tree I have ever had of my own. It is living in the tower room which I have taken over as my own.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Old Deerfield Christmas Sampler 2009

We went to the Old Deerfield Christmas Sampler again this year. It has become an annual tradition. It was a crazy weekend for me as I was moving, going to 2 Thanksgiving dinners, throwing a baby shower and going on this trip. I needed it though. It was such a fun de-stressing day. It has grown to be a trip with my friend Denise, my mom and my friend Jessica. We go to the Sampler and then go eat at Bertucci's and watch my mom and Denise get silly on 1 glass of wine.

Here are some of the cool items I bought at this year's show.

Cool glass topped jar from Zyra Clay & Glass Studios:




Awesome pendant made from recycled bottle caps by Beth Crowell http://www.wiltonartisans.com/:


My usual haul from my all-time fave Lisa Bess, hard to do the colors justice in the picture:


This booth had so many cool paper crane items but I had to get the earrings, you could not beat her prices and she was really nice. These happen to be from a piece or origami paper that she only got 1 sheet of. http://www.1thousandcranes.com/


Some natural stone jewelry I got at 2 different booths, I can't find their info right now...maybe later. The pendants were 3 for $12 and the earrings were $12


Delicious cookies from Sweetie Pie Cookies http://www.sweetiepiescookies.com/


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