Catrice Cosmetics Ultimate Color Lipsticks

Catrice Cosmetics Sale: Shop the Semi-Annual Blowout Sale

Calling all beauty and makeup addicts, have we got a blowout sale for you. To make room for all their spring 2019 makeup and beauty tools, Catrice Cosmetics is having their semi-annual blowout sale. Are you ready to save on lipsticks, eyeshadows, mascaras, lip pencils, lip liners, blushes, and much more? Save up to 50% off on 100+ Catrice Cosmetics products with many items going for as low as $1.99. You can’t go wrong with prices and savings like these.

Catrice Cosmetics Lip colors

The Catrice Cosmetics semi-annual blowout sale started on Jan 11th and will go on until everything is gone. If you delay in getting your favorite products, you may miss out because this sale is only while supplies last. This sale is the perfect time to stock up on beauty must-haves. Whether you’re a makeup artist stocking your kit or a regular makeup fanatic, you will love this sale.

Check out some of these amazing prices: mascaras, regularly $6.99, are now only $3.50; eyeshadow base is now $2.99, down from $5.99; customize your favorite eyeshadow with the empty Art Couleurs Collection Palette, yours for only $2.99; need a blender sponge or Kabuki brush? both can be yours for only $3.99 each; if you’ve never tried Catrice’s highly rated Liquid Gel Cushion Eyeliner, now is your chance at only $3.50. We’re huge fans of Catrice Cosmetics lipsticks and we know many of you will be as well. Why not score our favorite colors or try a new lip color for only $3.99 each. We scored several great colors from the Ultimate Colour (pictured below) and Prisma Chrome lipsticks.

Catrice Cosmetics Ultimate Color Lipsticks

There are so many wonderful beauty products up for grabs at incredibly low prices. Be warned fellow beauty lovers, as the sale goes on, things WILL definitely sell out. Once these products are sold out, they are gone for good! We already took advantage of this sale, will you?

We recommend you head over to www.catricecosmetics.com ASAP to take advantage of this incredible semi-annual blowout sale.

Zatik Naturals Organic Extracts: Here’s to Health and Wellness in 2019

It takes a lot to commit to a healthier lifestyle. Most people don’t get past the three-month marker on their New Year resolutions. Reasons may be time, financial, or just life getting in the way as it tends to. But you can take small steps to a better health and wellness lifestyle in the new year. If you don’t have the time or the budget to go to the gym or buy organic foods, there are steps to a healthier lifestyle. Essential oils and extracts have taken over the wellness and beauty industries in 2018 and there’s no stopping in it in 2019. When we were younger, it was mandatory to take health aids such as castor oil, turmeric, etc, every morning. We thought we’d revisit that old ritual with these organic extracts from Zatik Naturals. We’ve been trying out Zatik Naturals Black Seed Supercritical Liquid and Turmeric Supercritical Liquid; keep reading to get acquainted with both of these wellness wonders below:

Black Seed Supercritical Liquid, 1.0 oz – $24.00 and 6.76 oz – $39.00

A golden-hued, premium quality, cold-pressed Organic Egyptian Black Cumin Seed oil that is highly anti-inflammatory, certified organic, and is created with supercritical CO2 extraction method. (Note: Zatik Naturals uses CO2 extraction to efficiently produce high quality, ultra-concentrated extracts.) We started using this 2 1/2 weeks ago. It’s still a bit early to ascertain benefits (they usually say give anything you try a minimum of 4 weeks to see results), but we do notice a reduction of how many migraines we’ve had. We also find we’re waking up feeling more refreshed and energized (and we’re not morning people).

Turmeric Supercritical Liquid, 1.0 oz, $26.00

Turmeric Supercritical liquid

Turmeric is highly prized for its high nutrient content and its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. The market is currently inundated with Turmeric based products. What makes Zatik Naturals’ Turmeric Supercritical liquid stand out from the rest? Its supercritical form and the fact that is blended with black seed oil. We’re 2 weeks into using this and we have seen a decrease in our migraines. We know with longer use, the benefits to our bodies will increase and we can’t wait to see the other positive ways our bodies react.

All Zatik Naturals ingredients are vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free, soy free, alcohol-free, ph balanced, biodegradable, and certified organic. Every product is made in small, limited batches and also rated clean on the EWG Skin DEEP database.

If you’re looking to jumpstart your wellness journey or just kick it into overdrive, you should definitely get to know these wonderful Zatik Naturals organic extracts.

Monster Illuminessence LED Mood Lighting

Monster Products Launches Monster Illuminessence LED Mood Lighting

If we’re honest with ourselves, we all want an apartment that will wow visitors. A really cool pad that will have everyone gaping in awe at just how awesome your sanctuary is. What if we said you could affordably do so, would you want to know more? Of course, you would. Thanks to Monster Product’s latest launch, you will wow all who visit. The world leader in premium headphones, speakers and power accessories has launched a bright new product category, Monster Illuminessence. Check out this Instagram post for video of the Monster Illuminessence LED Mood Light bulbs in action.

Monster Illuminessence LED Mood Lighting

This easy-to-use color-changing LED Lighting System makes the fun and excitement of professional quality LED lighting significantly more affordable than ever. It’s perfect for parties, holiday decorating or just everyday lighting fun. With Monster Illuminessence you can create instant moods and ambience. With Valentine’s Day coming up, why not really set the mood by engulfing your apartment or hotel room in a sensual red or fuschia? Monster makes it easy without the hassle of complicated devices and software set-up.

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Thanks to simple RF touch remote system that works right of the box, a room awash in bold colors is a push of a button away. Monster Illuminessence is easier to set up and use than Bluetooth or WiFi products on the market. The new Monster Illuminessence line includes kits for large rooms, small rooms, light strips, bulbs, and longer power extension kits. Enjoy color-changing lighting power in the palm of your hand; splash light and color all over your home in an instant, turn the lights on and off or even dim them all at once for a special effect.

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“Illuminessence is the start of a great thing for Monster,” noted Head Monster Noel Lee. “Lighting is a critical element for creating the perfect ambience for any situation. Imagine concerts or dance clubs without special lighting or Halloween “spookfests” without orange and black lighting. In an instant, almost like magic, great lighting creates a whole new atmosphere and ambience. Monster Illuminessence gives everyone the opportunity to enjoy a stunning, professional quality LED light experience without the complicated set-up or the budget-killing price.

Monster Illuminessence LED Mood Lighting

With the Illuminessence System, you can also select preset programmed modes. Select “Sunset” or “Lounge” for relaxation, and “Club” for parties and the lights change automatically to set the mood. The system also boasts special holiday lighting modes such as Halloween, Christmas, and the 4th of July, or just opt for a pure “White” which delivers bright white light for everyday use.

The Monster Illuminessence LED Mood Lighting System comes in four kits. Each kit includes a different combination of LED color-changing bulbs and LED strips to suit your needs. The bulb fits in any light fixture and the LED strips can be stuck below your bed, bar, kitchen cabinetry, or anywhere you want to add instant mood.

Mood Lighting Kit Large
1x Multicolor RF remote control
2x Multicolor/White LED dimmable bulbs
2x 6.5ft extra bright multicolor/white dimmable 60-LED strips
USB powered, NO MAINS ADAPTER INCLUDED

Mood Lighting Kit Small
1x Multicolor RF remote control
1x Multicolor/White LED dimmable bulbs
1x 6.5ft extra bright multicolor/white dimmable 60-LED strips
USB powered, NO MAINS ADAPTER INCLUDED

Mood Lightstrip 3-Pack
1x Multicolor RF remote control
2x 6.5ft extra bright multicolor/white dimmable 60-LED strips
USB powered, NO MAINS ADAPTER INCLUDED

Mood Lightstrip XL
1x Multicolor RF remote control
1x 16.4ft extra bright multicolor/white dimmable 150-LED strips
USB powered, NO MAINS ADAPTER INCLUDED

Extension Cable and Charger
10ft 5V USB extension power cable
Power adapter with USB plug (not for sale internationally)

Aside from the amazing effects, the kits start at only $25.00 each at Wal-Mart. Are you ready for Monster Illuminessence to help you set the mood?

Tiny Apartment, Huge Style: How To Add Your Personal Flair To A Small Apartment

You’ve finally found the perfect apartment located right in the center of your favorite restaurants with plenty of natural sunlight streaming through your windows. The only drawback? It’s tiny. So tiny that you can walk from one end to the other in a matter of seconds and you constantly fear that you may join the 25,000 Americans who sprain an ankle every day from tripping over the jumble of things laying on the floor.

In the interest of both your personal safety and the aesthetics of your space, you need to get your prized possessions off of your floor and neatly stored or displayed in your apartment. These tips for decorating a small apartment will do just that while also giving you a stylish space that you can’t stop showing off.

Moving boxes in new apartment. Real estate concept.

Incorporate Removable Pieces

One of the biggest challenges for apartment-dwellers everywhere is making decorating decisions that won’t send their landlord into a tizzy. However, with unfurnished apartment renters in the United States paying a median price of $1,492 per month, you deserve to add some spunk to your space, no matter how temporary it is.

A quick way to make a statement in your space is with removable wallpaper. This isn’t the wallpaper that plastered your grandparents’ raised ranch. Today’s interior designers are going for modern and chic wallpaper that you can easily remove without leaving a trace. You can also switch up the cabinet hardware, lighting fixtures, or window treatments for easily reversible yet stylishly impactful decorating decisions.

Make Your Storage Do Double-Duty

You’ll be shocked at how much better your apartment feels when you have a great storage system to organize your space. If you don’t have a ton of closet space in your tiny apartment, invest in small baskets and bins to station in strategic locations throughout your home. These tiny organizational tools can sit on floating shelves or on top of cabinets to help hide clutter from view. Just a few well-chosen baskets can make your apartment feel homier.

If you lack the space for long horizontal shelves, try to think vertically. Tall and narrow storage systems are a great option when you don’t have a large amount of space in your apartment. Put identical bookshelves on either side of a doorway for a built-in shelving illusion or stack floating shelves from the floor to the ceiling.

Keep It Light

According to designer Libby Langdon, something as simple as a light rug can do wonders to make a room feel larger than it is. Keep in mind that ark, rich colors tend to make a space appear smaller. Even if your apartment came with dark wall-to-wall carpeting, you can cover it with an area rug in a lighter color to open up your space.

When you’re choosing the color palette for your apartment, focus on using two light and bright shades for the bulk of the space and choose one darker accent color to keep the design visually interesting. This strategy will help you use the design rule of three to your advantage while enlarging your space as much as possible.

As an apartment renter, you have many different responsibilities to juggle. On one end, you have practical duties such as checking radon levels, which are at or above the EPA action level in about one in 15 homes in the United States. On the other, you have the job of transforming your space into a home. Take a deep breath, tackle one thing at a time, and don’t forget to have fun with your interior design choices.

Got Nomophobia? Are You Addicted To Your Smartphone?

Across the nation, mobile phone addiction seems to be on the rise. As phones get smarter and are designed to manage more parts of daily life, more people than ever are relying on their phones to an unhealthy extent, with many even showing real signs of addiction. Keep reading to find out if you are addicted to your smartphone, also known as Nomophobia.

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Mobile Phones: Bad Habit Or Harmful Addiction?

Despite the rise in addiction numbers, many people still question whether mobile phone addiction can even be considered a true form of addiction. However, the facts suggest that phone use has been rising to harmful levels among the general public. As much as 91% of all U.S. citizens have their smartphone or other mobile devices within reach 24/7, demonstrating a worrying level of dependence on these mobile marvels.

Additionally, most people keep their phones in near constant use, rather than just frequently available. The average person spends 36% more time using their mobile phone than they spend eating and drinking, based on average time spent daily on each activity. This implies that not only do people feel the need to have their phone always available, they’re also using it with shocking frequency.

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Addiction On The Rise: Trend Likely To Continue

With the way technology continues to bleed into a wide variety of daily activities, it’s very likely this general dependency on smartphones will continue, if not worsen. People are purchasing new technology at alarming rates to keep up as society starts to demand the use of mobile phones; almost 395 iPhones are sold every minute. This figure does not count other brands of smartphones, meaning the problem is going to continue as these figures rise.

Stack of cellphones with group of friends on background

Breaking The Habit: What You Can Do To Reduce Dependency

While society continues to insist on increased smartphone dependency, there are still ways to help reduce your reliance on technology. Several apps exist to help those who are suffering from mobile phone or social media addiction. These apps and online programs limit the time that the user can access certain websites or programs, helping people reduce their digital use. This option, however, does not always work in more extreme cases; or in situations where social media access is necessary for professional situations.

Still, others have been beating their dependency on their phone by, shockingly, using a second phone. Many people have taken to purchasing a dumb phone in addition to their smartphone – a simple flip phone or similar device used exclusively for functions like making calls and sending simple texts. By making these devices their primary phones, these people are able to avoid the temptations of most smartphones. This includes social media, distracting apps, and more.

So, did you figure out if you are addicted to your smartphone? Has your smartphone or mobile phone use reached addiction levels? If so, how do you plan to reduce your phone use, if at all?

Deep Conditioners

L’Oreal Paris Debuts New Campaign Encouraging Women To #StopWaiting

L’Oreal Paris knows that waiting around for the good things in life is overrated. Even though an estimated 91% of women have been told that ‘good things come to those who wait,’ L’Oreal hopes to shake up this old adage with their new Elvive Hair Care.

The brand launched their #StopWaiting campaign to highlight the new Elvive Rapid Reviver Deep Conditioners, a product that restores and repairs damaged hair quickly.

 Deep Conditioners

This is essential for the busy businesswoman on the go or the tired teenager who has dyed their hair too many times. When it’s estimated that a woman will change her hair upward of 150 times throughout her lifetime, this kind of damage control is becoming increasingly necessary.

“We are excited to launch Elvive Rapid Revivers with Camila who with a demanding tour schedule and busy lifestyle understands the value of making every second count,” said Anne Marie Nelson-Bogle, the senior vice president of marketing at L’Oréal Paris USA.

Camila Cabello Stars in New L’Oreal Paris Elvive Rapid Reviver #StopWaiting Campaign

The notion that every second counts is the driving force behind the new line.

L’Oreal notes that 50% of women will spend more than three minutes conditioning their hair but one in two women feel that they don’t have enough time to condition properly. The time-saving aspect of L’Oreal’s new line appeals to any woman who wants to look great in a short amount of time.

L’Oreal Paris Elvive Rapid Reviver Deep Conditioner consists of three conditioning products with no leave-in time necessary. They tout a 20% damage repairing serum that offers users twice the nourishment, twice the revival, and two times less breakage without weighing hair down.

This is great for women who style their hair frequently. But it isn’t just hair maintenance and styling that can affect the health of your luscious locks. Lack of sleep not only gives you deep bags under your eyes, but it can actually stunt your hair growth and appearance.

According to hair restoration consultant Dr Sajjad Khan, the quality of our hair is an often overlooked aspect of sleep deprivation.

“Quality sleep is needed for adequate protein synthesis of the hair as well as the release of growth hormones and enzymes needed for healthy hair,” Khan notes. “In regards to your hormones, you’ll find that when you don’t get enough sleep, the production of melatonin (used by the body to regulate sleep and wake cycles) wanes, and studies have shown that this can decrease hair growth.”

Unfortunately, it’s estimated that 45% of Americans have trouble falling asleep in the first place. That means almost half of adults are depriving their hair of necessary proteins and nutrients.

For those of us with busy lives, chaotic schedules, and poor sleeping habits, such products as L’Oreal Paris now offers are eliminating the need to #StopWaiting for great-looking hair.

National Hot Toddy Day

National Hot Toddy Day: Warm Up From the Cold Winter Weather

The winter season always promises many cold and wet days. On those days, you’re may find yourself opting to stay home as close to your heater as possible. There’s nothing like spending a relaxing evening at home except if you complete the warm and cozy night with a hot toddy. In celebration of National Hot Toddy Day (January 11th), we’re sharing four great hot toddy recipes to enjoy at home. Let the mugfuls from Tullamore D.E.W., Fistful of Bourbon, Facundo Eximo Rum, and Havana Club Añejo Clásico Rum warm you up from the inside out as you stay away from the cold, rainy winter weather.

You may remember we highlighted one of these hot toddy recipes on My Life on and off the Guest List during the start of the holiday season. We hope you enjoyed it then and we definitely hope to raise a mug or to now. Do you know what’s wonderful about hot toddies, besides their delicious tastes? They can help relieve the symptoms of the cold and flu, making it perfect to enjoy now. Without further ado, please enjoy these drink recipes in celebration of honoring the hot toddy.

Hot Toddy, created by Tim Herlihy, National Ambassador for Tullamore D.E.W.

National Hot Toddy Day

2 parts Tullamore D.E.W. Original
.25 parts lemon juice
2 tbsp honey
Top with boiling water and a clove-studded lemon
First, warm a mug with hot water, then discard water and combine ingredients above. Stir before serving, garnish with lemon.

Fistful Toddy, created by Charlotte Voisey, William Grant & Sons Director of Brand Advocacy

National Hot Toddy Day

2 parts Fistful of Bourbon
2 parts hot water
1/2 part mint simple syrup
½ part fresh lime juice
1 bar spoon crème de cacao
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Combine ingredients in a mug. Garnish with a large sprig of mint and freshly grated nutmeg.

Rooibos Toddy

National Hot Toddy Day

1 part FACUNDO EXIMO
1 1/2 parts Hot Rooibos Tea
1/4 part Ginger Syrup
1/4 part HUM Liqueur
Lemon wedge or wheel, for garnish
Method: Combine ingredients in a Hot Toddy Glass. Stir gently until syrups are properly diluted. Garnish with a Lemon wedge or wheel.

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National Hot Toddy Day

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1 1/2 parts HAVANA CLUB Añejo Clásico Rum
3 parts Chai Tea
1 3/4 parts coconut milk
1 part simple syrup or 1 tbs White Sugar
Method: Prepare Chai Tea. While the tea steeps, warm coconut milk over medium heat, do not boil. Combine ingredients in a high temperature resistant mixing glass, adding rum last and stir. Serve in an Irish Coffee Cup or preferred glass coffee cup, and garnish with a cinnamon stick

With these hot cocktail recipes, you’ll be all set to enjoy this delicious and toasty drink. If you have a favorite hot toddy recipe you’d like to share, please do so in the comments below.

How to Dress For the Job You Want Without Going Broke

You CAN Improve Your Professional Clothing Collection Without a Big Budget

Every year, there are a staggering 1,240,000,000 pairs of denim jeans sold worldwide. But while Americans tend to favor casual clothing, those garments aren’t always appropriate for the workplace. That said, having a separate work wardrobe may not always seem feasible, especially for those who are looking to move up in the professional world but don’t have the financial means to do so. However, not all is lost. There are ways to obtain a workwear collection without breaking the bank. Here’s how to dress for the job you want without going broke.

Colorful clothes on racks in a fashion boutique

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American spends $1,800 on clothes every year. But workwear pieces tend to be of higher quality than casual apparel, which typically comes with a higher price tag. One good thing is that more businesses are opting for a less dressy approach to the office. Approximately 57% of organizations view employee retention as a problem; this is prompting many employers to embrace a more casual work environment in the hopes of attracting more applicants and enticing them to stay. And while brands are starting to offer pieces that find a balance between casual and formal for women who work in less stuffy workplaces, that doesn’t always mean these pieces are overwhelmingly affordable.

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Today, the average American woman owns 30 outfits. Those costs add up, especially when the clothes are trendy or poorly made, requiring frequent replacement. Don’t assume that expensive equals quality, either; higher-end brands may still use synthetic fabrics or have poor quality stitching, which can cause the pieces to wear out more quickly. Investing in a few well-made basics over a longer period of time allows you to obtain pieces that will last for years — without spending a lot of money all at once. Opting for versatile essentials, rather than special statement pieces, will allow you to mix and match with pieces that already exist in your wardrobe and increase the longevity of your clothing in general. Neutrals may sound boring, but they can still provide a pop of color or a subtle pattern. It allows you to be even more creative with the way you put outfits together to dress for the job.

These tips will help you buy fewer pieces overall, but what about finding quality items at lower prices? You may have Bloomingdale’s and Neiman Marcus tastes, but you might want to steer clear if you’re trying to save. Opt for outlet stores or discount shops, second-hand stores, eBay, ThredUp, and Poshmark to score some deals on clothes without paying full price. You can also sell some of your clothes on these platforms to make room in your closet and give yourself a little extra spending money. And if you’re shopping online, never check out without finding a promo code first. Refrain from impulse shopping as well, since this can quickly derail your budget. If you set aside a specific amount to spend on clothes each month, you’ll have a harder time justifying that sudden splurge — especially if you give yourself time to really consider which pieces you need to dress for the job, and which you can live without.

Sticking to a strict workwear budget isn’t always easy. It often comes down to taking your time and doing the proper research. As long as you don’t rush into any purchases, have a clear idea of what you can really spend, and weigh your options carefully, you can add some amazing pieces into your wardrobe that will last for a long time — and without spending an arm and a leg.