Ulta Beauty Cyber Fundays - $10 OFF and Tons of Freebies!

Ulta Beauty Cyber Fundays is here so you can CLICK HERE to view all of the deals that are available online only until tomorrow 11/19! Don't forget to use code CYBERFUN16 for $10 off $60 or more (exclusions apply) and to activate your 2x/3x as well. cfcoupon cfbonus

Also, don't forget to add your free 18 piece beauty bag.


Extra Freebies - add any of the below offers to your cart and it should drop to FREE. While supoplies last.

  1. It's a 10 Travel Size Miracle Daily Conditioner ($10) to FREE
  2. Your free 18 piece beauty bag with order of $60 or more.
  3. Use code 409633 for $3.50 off $15 non-prestige brands (cannot be combined with $10 off $60 code). Only use this if you're not spending $60.
  4. Don't forget to use ebates today to get 3.0% cash back on your purchases.

This is literally what my cart looks like right now:

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Fragrance Flash Giveaway: Chloé Love Story & Roses De Chloé

raok-giveaway I'll be honest...this Random Act of Kindness giveaway was prompted by everything that's going on and my need to smile today. So I'm coming to you guys to help me gift a fragrance bouquet that's full of love.

I'm giving you the opportunity to gift a bottle of Chloé Love Story and a bottle of Roses De Chloé to someone that you love. (You can click on the links to read more about their notes and fragrance story etc.)

Here’s how to enter:

1. You must follow @candycoatedclosets on Instagram.

2. In the comments on this Instagram photo, tag a friend and tell them something uplifting; something positive. Tell them why you love them!

3. You can enter as many times as you want – just make sure that you comment and tag a new friend with a new message that will make them smile.

Contest runs from Thursday, November 10, 2016 and ends Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 11:59pm est. One winner will be randomly chosen from those who commented (not those tagged within the comments) and announced within 48 hours of the contest ending.

No giveaway/spam profiles & profile must be set to public by the end of the contest so we can ensure that you are following @candycoatedclosets. Open internationally; 18+, to enter. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received.



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NYX Toasted Marshmallow and Black Cherry Tart Intense Butter Glosses - Review, Photos, Swatches On A Woman of Color

NYX Cosmetics Intense Butter Gloss is a super creamy and pigmented, non-sticky lipgloss. They are available for $5.99 at Ulta.com (I ordered mines during a BOGO) and you will get 0.27 fl oz of product. They are not transfer-proof or kiss-proof but I wore mines for about 5 hours without having to reapply it during the day. There is a vanilla scent to these as well. NYX Toasted Marshmallow Intense Butter Gloss is the perfect deep mauve color for me in a cream finish.img_1973-copy-closerPhoto taken with flash and LED lights

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NYX Black Cherry Tart Intense Butter Gloss is a deep purple plum in a cream finish.img_1993-copyPhoto taken with flash and LED lights

Please note - You can get 3 colors in some sets for $11.99 (basically giving you one for free). You can get the Black Cherry Tart shade in a purple gloss set and the Toasted Marshmallow set in a nude/mauve set right here - and don't forget to add your extra samples.


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Live Now On Ulta.com: Tarte Tarteist PRO Amazonian Clay Palette & PRO Glow Contour and Highlight Palette; Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario; and the Urban Decay Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette

Now Live Now On Ulta.com: Tarte Tarteist PRO Amazonian Clay Palette & PRO Glow Contour and Highlight Palette; Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario; and the Urban Decay Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette.

Yesterday, Ulta sent out a 20% coupon that was available on prestige brands (like these) but it expired last night at 11:59pm your local time. You can still try to use it today just in case yours still works (mines didn't).

Extra freebies:

  1. Don't forget to add your free samples at the end of your order.
  2. Check your emails to see if you received a 300 extra point perk offer. I received one this morning (if I spend $60 or more which would be $9 off my next order).
  3. Click here to add 20% off 1 Qualifying Item with Code 402800 (Exclusions Apply. Code may not be valid to new arrivals/prestige brands).

What will you be ordering?


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Essie Maki Me Happy Fall Nail Polish Swatch & Photos

I couldn't let Mani Monday end without posting well...today's mani! Recently, I've been wearing Essie Maki Me Happy ($9) - a crimson with berry hues nail polish from their Fall 2016 collection. img_1175-ccc img_1252-ccc img_1191-ccc img_1196-ccc

I saw this color at the Rebecca Minkoff S/S 2017 NYFW show and have been hooked ever since. As usual, I applied the grow faster base coat just to protect my nails from being stained and it gives an extra added layer of strength. Then I applied two coats of Maki Me Happy and topped it off with a shiny top coat. Once everything dried, I moisturized my hands, nails and cuticles with Clarins Hand and Nail Treatment Cream.

What color have you been wearing?


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Sunday Funday Giveaway with Ulta Beauty!

Happy Sunday love bugs! I hope you all had a fabulous week! We had such a fun time with last week's #SundayFundayWithCCC Sephora giveaway that I decided to do an Ulta Beauty one for this week for you and your BFF again.

Here’s how to enter:Giveaway ULTA

1. You must follow @candycoatedclosets on Instagram. 2. Like and repost the main giveaway image on Instagram with #SundayFundayWithCCC. 3. Leave a comment on this post tagging your BFF that will win with you. 4. You can enter up to 5 times but only if you enter with a new friend each time you tag. 5. No giveaway/spam profiles & profile must be set to public by the end of the contest so I can see your posts.You both must be following me by the end of the contest in order to win.

Open internationally; 18+, to enter. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received.

Contest runs from Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 10:59pm EST and ends Thursday, May 19th at 11:59pmest. Winners will be announced within 48 hours of the contest ending.

Good luck love bugs! 😘


Discover the Mystery of Korean Beauty with Leaders for Half the Price!

Have you ever been interested in learning more about Korean beauty or better yet, letting it become your next skincare addiction? K-beauty has exploded onto the US beauty and skincare market and with good cause - we can't cover up blemishes and bad skin with makeup forever so why not work on creating healthy and beautiful skin from the inside out? Well at least I know that's what did it for me - hellooo sheet masks! A sheet mask is a cloth or paper that has been designed to be saturated with top of the line ingredients and formulated so that your face can absorb all of its moisturizing nutrients and sometimes there is a little bit leftover so that you can rub it into your neck and décolletage. All you have to do is take the mask and place it onto your face for 10-15 minutes. Occasionally,  you may want to lightly tap it all over your face just to ensure that your face is absorbing as much as it can be.

Sheet masks can costs anywhere from $2-$150 - yup $150! So it's best to know exactly what you're looking for or at least want to try before purchasing any. Lucky for us, Leaders Cosmetics have put their sheet masks on sale for a buy one get one sale right now at Ulta Beauty.IMG_6639 copyLeaders has freestanding mask stores all over Seoul and was brought over to the US by Ulta beauty. The brand offers affordable masks in cotton, biocellulose, and coconut gel that will help calm, soothe and nourish the skin.

Now for the sale. First, I decided to purchase the 7 Wonders Mediterranean Olive Brightening Mask ($6) to help with my dark circles and hyperpigmentation. Olive Oil, which was used by ancient mediterranean people as a remedy to troubled skin, will help to brighten dull, tired skin and help to even out skin tone. This mask is rich in healthy fats and phenolic antioxidant Vitamin E, which will help to smooth and brighten the skin, while the olive oil will help to rid skin of free radicals and repair existing environmental damage.IMG_6603 copyNext, I decided to try the 7 Wonders Tundra Cranberry Anti-Aging Mask ($6) to help improves fine lines and wrinkles and deeply hydrate my skin (kind of how I deep conditioner my hair for hours). Cranberry, which can be found in the arctic tundra, is a highly resilient superfood that contains the highest content of unsaturated oil. Its anti-aging properties will help to eliminate free radicals caused by oxidative stress to prevent premature aging. IMG_6640 copyAnd because I'm obsessed with rejuvenating my skin, I ordered the Daily Wonders What Happened Last Night Revitalizing Mask ($4) to help refresh my skin and give it a dewy and radiant glow. Its Ginseng and artemisia extracts will soothe and refresh your skin and increase the production of collagen.IMG_6642 copyNormally, all of these masks would have cost me $80 but I ended up getting them for $42 (plus 3% cashback from Ebates)! This sale is valid through April 23rd, 2016, so click here now and go order a few! I'll update you all in another post and on social after I use some of these.


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Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipsticks Catnip and Soft Lilac Swatches & Review On A Woman of Color

I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am that Anastasia Beverly Hills is now available on Ulta Beauty and Sephora. Can you imagine the amount of points that we're going to rack up? Hellooooo freebies! To celebrate the brand launch in these two iconic beauty retailers, I wanted to swatch as many of the Anastasia Beverly Hills products that I personally own and give you my thoughts in one set space (the blog) to help you shop your favorites better. Here are swatches of the liquid lipsticks in Soft Lilac and Catnip.


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Soft Lilac is described as a pale violet.

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Catnip is described as a soft plum.

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These are $20 each and are currently in stock on Sephora.com, Ulta.com and the AnastasiaBeverlyHills.com.

And here is a live swatch of the lipsticks on my arm. I'm providing these swatches through photos and videos so you can the true color and the coloring with flash etc. I hope it helps!

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Make sure that you let me which kind of swatches you like best and want to see more of (photos, live video etc).