What’s New in Beauty: Olaxer Cosmetics Beauty Products

We love being introduced to new beauty products, especially if we’re seeing beauty products and tools, unlike anything that’s already out there. We were recently introduced to Olaxer Cosmetics Beauty Products and their wonderful products. They offering many of your beauty category favorites – matte lipstick, bath bombs, magnifying and lighted makeup mirrors, mud masks, cleansing brushes, and our favorite, hair straightening tools. Because we’re blessed with a head full of very thick hair, we’re incredibly excited to try the Olaxer Cosmetics 3-in-1 Ceramic Hair Straightener/ Hot Brush/ Curling Iron with Ionic Technology; and because matte lips are oh-so-in right now, we’ve become fans of the Olaxer Cosmetics Lip Glaze Matte Liquid Lipsticks. We’ll be highlighting both those beauty products in this post.

Olaxer Cosmetics 3-in-1 Ceramic Hair Straightener/ Hot Brush/ Curling Iron

If you’re a woman with hair longer than two inches, chances are you have several haircare tools taking up space in your bathroom. Those tools could include a hairbrush, curling iron, and flat iron, and if you’re African American, possibly a hot comb. What if one beauty tool could eliminate those others, saving you time, space, and money? That’s exactly what the Olaxer Cosmetics 3-in-1 Ceramic Hair Straightener/ Hot Brush/ Curling Iron with Ionic Technology will do. This versatile beauty tool is a Flat Iron with ceramic plates that heat up quickly, distributing heat evenly across the iron, ensuring your hair is not damaged by hotspots; a Hot Brush that uses shine ionic technology which emits negative ions that counteract the positive ions present in dry hair; and a Curling Wand with three temperature settings (High 392°F / Medium 356°F / Low 320°F) to best fit your hair type. The best part, this Olaxer beauty product is available on www.amazon.com for only $24.99.

Olaxer Cosmetics Lip Glaze Matte Liquid Lipsticks

We all know a matte lip is at the top of the beauty trends list right now, and Olaxer is offering you six stunning matte lip colors for such a low cost. What makes these lipsticks different is they glide on like a lip gloss dries like a matte lipstick. It has the staying power of a lipstick, we’d call it a matte lip cream. It even comes with a lip gloss wand for nice, even full application and coverage. The texture of the Olaxer Cosmetics Lip Glaze Matte Liquid Lipstick is softer and more delicate. It boasts a long-lasting, non-stick formula which contains moisturizing ingredients for a comfortable, emollient and silky feel against your lips. How much does this amazing lippy set? Can you believe it’s only $19.99 on www.amazon.com? Talk about a steal!

What are your thoughts on these Olaxer Cosmetics beauty products? Are you excited to try these?

New Year, New Style with Burlington’s Holiday Collection

We are officially into the new year, and it has us thinking what our 2017 wardrobe should be. Will our style be evolving? Will our budget allow for the new items we seek? We know we definitely want to be stylish, comfortable, and of course, effortlessly chic. With the wonderful and very affordable fashion options from Burlington’s holiday collection, we are sure to achieve our style goals. This season Burlington offers classic and key on-trend pieces that will definitely make 2017 your most stylish year yet. Take a look at some of our favorite items from Burlington’s holiday collection.

Whether you’re celebrating a new job, a new body or a new outlook on life, Burlington has the women’s fashion you’re looking for. Fall in love with the remarkably low prices of the “perfect for work” dresses and blouses, the billowy maxi skirts (we’re head over heels in love with the gorgeous printed maxi skirt featured above; amazing at only $16.99), trendsetting ponchos (like the black and white plaid poncho sweater for $19.99), cool sweaters and jackets (we love the Bomber Jacket with shirred sleeves, so affordable at $24.99), and activewear options. We also have the Sleeveless Sweater (available for $29.99), and the Denim Lace-Up Top for $21.99 on our wish list.

Want to keep your look casual and cool for 2017? Burlington’s holiday collection also boasts denim in just about every silhouette, wash, and length, great seasonal jackets, vests, and coats to keep you warm and stylish during these cold months, tops that are great for wearing alone or layering, and to die for accessories. And because these items are at Burlington, you know they’re all budget-friendly. There’s no fear of being broke in 2017 with their wonderfully low prices.

For those of you ladies planning on adding several memorable nights out on the town, you’ll love the above social dress styles like the Shimmering Cold Shoulder Dress, and the black and gold Body Con Dress, both $29.99 each. Dazzle everyone when you step out in these glitzy dresses from Burlington.

Do you love what Burlington has to offer for this season? Any favorite pieces from this collection? Have you scored a great find at Burlington? We’d love to hear. Share your thoughts in our comments below.

 

SHOPPING NYC: The LeSportsac Sample Sale

They say seven is a lucky number, well that seems about right this week. After a long seven-year absence from sample sale season, LeSportsac is finally answering prayers by having the first LeSportsac Sample Sale in over 7 years just in time for holiday gifting. The back by popular demand LeSportsac sample sale is sure to be one of the best sales of this year. Budgets be praised! The LeSportsac Sample Sale promises everything from wallets to totes, backpacks to weekend bags in solid hues and their amazing prints, at prices up to 70 percent off. Continue reading to get all the pertinent details on this amazing sale.

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Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, December 13th and running until Thursday, December 15th, you can take advantage of the wonderful deals on LeSportsac bags that you won’t get or see anywhere else. Get holiday gifts for everyone on your shopping list and a few LeSportsac bags for yourself. Mark your calendars for December 13th, from 4pm to 8pm, December 14th, from 8am to 7pm, and December 15th, from 8am to 5pm, and make some time to head over to the 5th floor of The Metropolitan Pavilion at 123 West 18th street, between 6th and 7th avenues.

There’s no need to make sure you have cash on hand, this sample sale accepts credit cards only. Please note that all sales at this sale are final and there are no exchanges or refunds so shop wisely (of course we think anything you pick up at these prices would be a great deal). All bags, coats, and cell phones must be checked into the onsite coat check and only wallets (no handbags) are allowed into the sale. Lastly, please be aware that neither children nor strollers will be allowed in the sale, so leave the kids at home. Plan on attending the sale? We’d love to see what great deals you walk away with.

SHOPPING NYC: Check Out the Leg Resource Sample Sale

Hello to our fellow sample sale fans. We’ve kinda been stalking this legwear, socks, and hosiery sample sale from Leg Resource for a while, waiting in anticipation of its announcement, all throughout the month of November actually, and we almost gave up hope. Thank goodness we were not let down this year (we almost chalked it up as another reason 2016 was a horrible year), because the annual Leg Resource Sample Sale is officially happening, one week away. For those not yet familiar, Leg Resource is a leading manufacturer and brand marketer of all things legwear, from some of your favorite designer brands.

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As always, this amazing sale promises designer leggings, pantyhose, tights, and socks for women, and men. In the past, we’ve taken home quite the legwear and hosiery haul, with many of our purchases starting at $1.00. That’s right, at the Leg Resource Sample Sale, you can score some amazing hosiery and legwear products at some unbelievably low prices. Some of Leg Resource’s brands include Betsey Johnson, Betsey Johnson Performance, and Blue by Betsey Johnson, Anna Sui, Anne Klein, Laundry by Shelli Segal, ORI, Immagine Italiana, and Psycho Bunny. And there is something for all sizes, with leggings and tights going up to size 6XL (hooray for the curvy and plus size ladies who usually have a difficult time finding tights and leggings that fit properly).

The Leg Resource Sample Sale takes places at their office from December 5th – 9th, from 9am – 5:30pm. Leg Resource is located at 390 Fifth Avenue, Suite 405 at 36th street. Please note, this is a cash only sale and we recommend scheduling out some time to go through all the sale is offering. Of course, you can just go back each day of the sale.

Will you be taking advantage of this wonderful sample sale? Feel free to share photos of your haul from the sale with us.

SHOPPING NYC: PONO Holiday Jewelry Sample Sale

The holidays are almost right around the corner, which means it’s just about that time to start getting your gift ideas ready and taking advantage of sample sales. One great upcoming sample sale is the annual PONO Holiday Jewelry Sample Sale. The luxury jewelry brand is offering many of their stunning pieces at 50-80% off their regular prices, plus many of their accessories are limited edition, one-of-a-kind pieces.

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You have ten days to grab as many gifts as you can for the special women on your holiday list at the PONO Holiday Jewelry Sample Sale. Expect to see rows and rows of exquisite beautiful jewelry at amazingly affordable prices, did we already mention the sale is 50-80% off?

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The best part, while shopping for these beautiful pieces (some of which you can see above), you can chat with PONO Jewelry designer Joan Goodman and learn all about the things that make PONO so wonderful. You’ll be left in awe as you drool over the PONO Sunstone Angle Bracelet, now only $30.00, down from $60.00; or the magnificent Many Moons Resin Necklace originally $440.00,  now a steal at $180.00; why not go for gold with the Crescent Moon Resin Choker, now wonderfully available at $75.00, down from the original price of $215.00; or make a “great taste” statement with the Egyptian-inspired Sophia Resin Choker, originally $385.00, but can now be yours for $200.00. If that’s not enough, the PONO Holiday Jewelry Sample Sale promises lots of arm candy with their bracelet stacks at their bangle bar where 10 bracelets are on sale for $50.00 (that’s $5.00 per bracelet). These bracelet stacks normally retail for $250.00, so you know this deal is amazing.

The PONO Holiday jewelry Sample Sale will be held at 347 W 36th St. suite 405, between Eighth and Ninth Aves, Monday, Nov 28th until Wednesday, Dec 7th (the location is closed on Sunday), from 9am to 6pm. For more info on the sale, contact PONO at 212-216-0044 or log on to www.ponobyjoangoodman.com.

GIVEAWAY & DEAL on DESSANGE Professional Hair Products at Target

Wouldn’t you love to indulge your hair in luxury? Of course, who wouldn’t but the reality is luxury equals unattainable for the masses. Well, we’re here to tell you, that’s not always true. During this week, October 30th – November 5th, you can indulge your tresses in luxury at a discounted price. DESSANGE Professional hair products, including their Purifying Clay collection (pictured below), is 25% off at all Target locations…but this wonderful deal ends at the end of this week. To celebrate this great savings deal (and in honor of our birthday!!), one very lucky My Life on and off the Guest List reader will win the DESSANGE Professional Hair Luxury Purifying Clay Balancing Pre-Shampoo Mask and the DESSANGE Professional Hair Luxury Purifying Clay Balancing Shampoo. Ready for your hair to be pampered?

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DESSANGE Professional Hair Luxury Purifying Clay Balancing Pre-Shampoo Mask
This first clay-in-mask pre-shampoo regulating treatment specifically targets an oily scalp with a breakthrough skin purifying technology. The 30% mineral green clay concentration works to absorb sebum excess and regulate oil production over time while the professional application brush, allows for even, targeted coverage. Your scalp is left deeply purified, helping to drastically reduce excess oil production. Dating back to ancient times, the virtues of clay have been used for centuries in cosmetic and therapeutic remedies to absorb sebum, eliminate toxins and serve as an antiseptic. Use the Purifying Clay Balancing Pre-Shampoo Mask once a week on dry hair, applying it generously to the roots with the application brush. Leave on your hair for five to ten minutes and rinse thoroughly. This hair detoxifier regularly retails for $11.99, get it for less this week, exclusively at Target.

DESSANGE Professional Hair Luxury Purifying Clay Balancing Shampoo
The second step to the Purifying Clay system, the pro-vitamin b5 enhanced shampoo helps to minimize oily roots and produce soft, perfectly balanced hair. Pro-vitamin b5 is known for its protective properties of the fiber capillary, helping repair and soften your hair from roots to ends. Your hair and scalp will become re-balanced and with the added benefit of the Purifying Clay Balancing Shampoo’s light cherry, violet, and vanilla scent. After using the pre-shampoo mask, rinse your hair with the regulating shampoo to help balance hair. This enriched shampoo normally retails for $9.99, get it for less this week, exclusively at Target.

As we previously mentioned, we’re giving one lucky reader the opportunity to win both of the DESSANGE Professional Hair Products. For your chance to win, enter via our Rafflecopter entry form below:

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SHOPPING NYC: Oscar de la Renta Sample Sale

Urgent news fashionistas, are you ready to get some amazing, luxury designer goods at a great discount? Get your bank accounts, closets, and shopping reflexes ready, there’s an upcoming Oscar de la Renta Sample Sale happening soon. Make room in your wardrobe, shoe closet, jewelry box, linen closet, etc for the wonderful finds you’re sure to score from this fab sale hosted by the good people at 260 Sample Sale. Keep reading for all the details for this great five-day sale.

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Your fall wardrobe will never look so good as the Oscar de la Renta sample sale returns for the fall 2016 season. The anticipated sample sale will offer both stock and samples from the Oscar de la Renta ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, jewelry, childrenswear, bridal, and home collections. 260 Sample Sale is known for having amazing samples sales and this one is no different. Mark the following dates, October 25th – October 30th to your calendar, as you do not want to miss out on this sale.

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As stated above, the Oscar de la Renta Sample Sale runs from Tuesday, October 25th – Sunday, October 30th at the following location: 151 Wooster Street, btwn. Houston and Prince streets. Opening varies by day, see the full schedule below:

Tuesday: 10am-7pm
Wednesday-Saturday: 11am-7pm
Sunday: 11am-4pm

Because this will be a very popular sale, we highly recommend getting there early. Lines for popular sample sales tend to wrap around the block. We also recommend you go with just your wallet if you don’t want to get caught up in the bag check line. The more time you have with the actual sample sale merchandise means the more time you have to find some great finds.Unlike many sample sales, 260 Sample Sale accepts both cash and credit cards, so no need to worry if you have enough on you to shop.

Will you be stopping by the Oscar de la Renta Sample Sale?

Spa Week Is Back: Book Your $50 Spa Week Treatments

This year has certainly tested our resolve. Let’s face it, 2016 has been a rough year for all of us. Tensions are high, there’s so much sadness and uncertainty; so many losses. All of that can take its toll on your body, mind, and wellbeing. We all need a bit of an escape and some pampering to ease the tensions of our daily lives, even if it’s just for an hour. Thank goodness the time for $50 Spa Week treatments is almost upon us. From October 17th – October 23rd, you can indulge in $50 Spa Week treatments from hundreds of spa, wellness and fitness facilities across the country. Services you can enjoy include facials, massages, body detoxing, laser therapy, pain management, etc.

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For that glorious week, anyone, nationwide can enjoy premium full-service treatments, regularly priced $100-$500, for the discounted rate of $50. Treating yourself to one or more of these wonderful treatments can put you back on track to optimal physical and mental wellbeing. Where are some of the spa locations you can visit during spa week? And what are some of their wonderful available treatments? See below for just a few spa week offerings:

  • Elizabeth Adam Salon & Day Spa in Chicago offers a 60 Minute French Wine Facial with Extractions and Sound Wave Treatment (Reg. $125, Spa Week $50). This indulgent seasonal treatment incorporates European techniques and uses Tannins for collagen regeneration and Resveratrol, an antioxidant in red wine that provides anti-aging benefits for your skin. Extractions and/or sound wave cleansing included.
  • Penelope and the Beauty Bar in Seattle provides a 60 Minute Hydrating Body Wrap with Dry Brushing Techniques and Warming Balm Moisturizer (Reg. $195, Spa Week $50). This hydrating body wrap starts with a dry body brushing and is followed by an application of a rich, warming balm with natural moisturizers. The body is then cocooned in a wrap to aid in absorption and rehydration, leaving skin silky-smooth and radiant.
  • Daphne in NYC offers a 45 Minute Non-Surgical Lift Facial with Micro-Current Treatment (Reg. $225, Spa Week $50). The most intensive and results-oriented facial offered, the facial is specifically designed for mature, neglected, and tired skin. In one session, a combination of a customized peel application and a non-surgical facelift is used. The treatment includes a personalized mask, an eye treatment, and finishes with an oxygen infusion. Immediate results are noticed and skin tone, texture, clarity, and elasticity are dramatically improved and restored. This also includes an anti-aging hand treatment.
  • Holistic 360 in Modesto, California offers a 60 Minute Deep Tissue Laser Therapy and Massage for Pain Management (Reg. $100, Spa Week $50). This treatment includes a therapeutic massage and up to 20 minutes of light force therapy; an infrared and heat laser treatment to target pain for acute and chronic issues. The treatment provides a pain evaluation and treatment plan for ongoing pain management.
  • The Spa at the Victory Club in Buckeye, Arizona boasts a 50 Minute Vitamin C Facial with 20% Vitamin C and Kombucha Cocktail (Reg. $85, Spa Week $50). Blending a 20% solution of Vitamin C with Kombucha, known as the “elixir of life” proves to effectively and dramatically enhance the tone and texture of the skin. This powerful vitamin tea “cocktail” works to bring radiance to the skin and to balance the pigmentation.
  • Euro Laser in Westchester developed a new 50 Minute Forever Young Facial Treatment with Growth Factor (Reg. $125, Spa Week $50). This facial is a deeply hydrating facial that encourages the skin’s healthy cellular turnover with our growth factor mask by providing an immediate softer, smoother feel on the skin, restoring the moisture level from within.
  • Red Door Spas Nationwide are offering their 50 Minute De-Stress Body Treatment (Reg. $225, Spa Week $50) inspired by their signature stress-melter ritual. It includes exfoliation, an aroma-therapeutic body wrap and relaxing scalp massage to melt stress and rebalance spirit.

To see more spa locations, more $50 Spa Week Treatments, and to book your treatment in advance, visit www.spaweek.com.