Fresh & Fabulous

This has to be my absolute favorite Sephora gift with purchase to date. And … I won’t be ordering. #WILLPOWER. So hard not giving in, but I must save for my July US trip!! And I really want the UD Smoky Palette. I must resist!!! But that doesn’t mean you should! Spend $50 CAD ($35 USD) and get a 3 piece personalized FRESH set. You got to pick your fab 3 products ts out of the 6 listed below:

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This set is available for all VIB and VIB Rouge’s. Use code “VIBFRESH” at checkout.

I have a feeling this promo will sell out fast! Good Luck getting your hands on one ♡♡

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Red Tag Raid

Sally Beauty is having 50% off ALL Red Tag Clearance items!!! I love when they offer this sale! Plus, if you have any beauty rewards (such as 15% off your purchase) they will let you use them as well!! It’s a great time to save on a whole range of beauty items.

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The sale starts today and goes all weekend (June 19th – June 21st). There are no restrictions (except OPI) and you can shop online or in store. In my personal experience, the in store locations have more selection and sometimes cheaper prices (with no shipping charges!!).

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Here are a few of the items I was able to find during the sale!!! Some amazing deals!! All of these were found in store, so some prices are cheaper than found online.

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Chi Elite Classic Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron
Retail: $99.99 CAD
Steal: $30 CAD

A Chi Elite curling iron for only $30?!?!? That’s unheard of. I almost gave in and ordered this online even though it would cost a little more with shipping and duties. Luckily, I was able to track one down in store and saved myself some cash. I’m loving this iron. It’s digital, heats up incredibly fast, and is super easy to adjust the heat settings. This is my new favorite quick and easy hairstyling tool.

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Femme Couture Velvet Eye Color
Retail: $11.99 CAD
Steal: $1 CAD

Femme Couture Velvet Eye Color Duo
Retail: $11.99 CAD
Steal: $1 CAD

I’m loving these Velvet Eye Colors. I had already picked up a few shades a couple of sales ago, and knew that I had to grab every color available since they were now only $1. Such a steal!! These shadows are pigmented and bold. They are velvety and long lasting. They perform well on their own, but a primer really brings out their intensity.

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Femme Couture Velvet Bronzer Blush Duo
Retail: $12.99 CAD
Steal: $2.80 CAD

How great are these duos for travel or on the go? I’m loving the shade combos. Both the blush and bronzer have a slight shimmer and the perfect pop of color. I bought these for my bag, but I’m totally falling in love with them and have been using them regularly.

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Orly Gel FX Gel Nail Color
Retail: $18.99 CAD
Steal: $2 CAD

Gel Nail polish for $2, and ORLY Gel to beat!?!?!? I got a fifth color the next day (Terracotta) and used it in combination with the other four shades to make the most gorgeous summery ombre mani. This is great gel polish. The colors are opaque and long lasting. I got a full two weeks out of my mani before I took it off.

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Orly Lacquer
Retail: $9.99 CAD
Steal: $2 CAD

I obviously had to grab a few more nail polishes, because $2 is just too great of a price to pass up. I prefer gel manis but I use regular lacquer on my toes or on top of a clear gel polish. The clear gel keeps my nails hard and healthy but it allows me to change the paint on my nails with fun colors, as often as I like.

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One ‘n Only Finishing Hair Spray
Retail: $9.99 CAD
Steal: $3.45 CAD

The best times are when you need something and find it on sale!! I needed hairspray and found this for next to nothing. It dries quicky and doesn’t leave your hair hard or crunchy. It’s great for volume and backcombing or holding a few strands into place on your relaxed pony. So I bought three. No shame.

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Plugged In 1 1/4″ Professional Spring Curling Iron
Retail: $39.99 CAD
Steal: $15 CAD

Oops. Another curling iron. But a bigger barrel. Perfect for loose waves or curls. Not as high quality as the Chi Elite, but still a great deal.

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X8 Body Hardware
Retail: $39.99 CAD
Steal: $2 CAD

I have such a hard time finding cute HIGH quality body jewelry. My belly button is so sensitive. Normally the jewelery will say sterling silver or surgical steel, but that will only refer to the post. The actual gem or dangle parts will cause my skin to be irritated and eventually scab. I totally react to any cheap material. These X8 products are actually all Surgical Steel. They do not irritate me at all. For that reason, I bought every style available. Every. Style.

Sale lasts until the end of the weekend. Hurry in to Raid the Red, like I did!!! Let me know what exciting finds you come across!! ♡♡

Swim, Swim

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All ipsy Sneak Peeks have been revealed, Glam Rooms are open, and Glam Bags have shipped. We all know I can’t help myself from sneaking a peek and knowing exactly what I’ll be receiving.
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I’m loving the theme for June “Swim into Beauty“. I’m really hoping the bag is waterproof, or at the very least water resistant. I like that it’s black, it’s perfect for outdoor use, it won’t appear dirty or stained after a long summer of sweat, sunscreen, and sangria.
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My Products:

• Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
• tre’StiQue Mini Shadow Crayon
• J. Cat Beauty Liptitude Hydrating Lip Stain
• BioRepublic SkinCare Sheet Mask Trio
• LAVANILA LABORATORIES The Healthy Body Butter in Pure Vanilla

I’m super excited about every single product I’m receiving!! I was really hoping for the Too Faced Melted Liquified Lipstick instead of the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer. But that’s only because I have backup of my backups of this primer. It’s a great product, that’s why I have sooooo many!! What are you getting this month? Click Here to see the rest of the products available this month. Click Here to get your own Glam Bag!! ♡♡

Sunny Summer Savings

Summer and Savings. Two of my favorite things. It’s no surprise that I love the Dollarama. I have found so many great summer essentials at my local dollar store and I’m going to share these finds with you!

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Why pay more for the same brands you find at the drug store?!?! L’Oréal, Covergirl, Garnier, Aveeno; some of the brands I recently picked up, but for a fraction of the price.

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Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara in Very Black
Retail: $11.99 CAD
Steal: $3 CAD

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Go figure I purchase this mascara before the Flare Beauty Boxes went on sale for $5 CAD. I ordered a Classic Box anyways, but who doesn’t love having hoards of mascara. In all honesty, UNOPENED mascara lasts years (seriously, it’s like 5 years). So toss this into the backup box! ♡ The Dollarama has been carrying so many amazing makeup brands lately, it’s lovely. I won’t go to in depth into my thoughts on this mascara, as I intend on doing an in depth comparison review with Covergirl Lash Bloom Mascara, very soon.

L’Oréal Extra Intense Liquid Pencil Eyeliner in Turquoise Crush & Purple Obsession
Retail: $10.99 CAD
Steal: $3 CAD

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They eyeliners are sooo creamy and velvety. They are relatively easy to blend out, a sponge like tip is found on the opposite end, but I found that I prefer a liner brush to do so. The colors were bright and opaque. Totally a great drugstore product, especially if you are wanting to try a trend shade and not spend a small fortune. I really love the “liquid” feel of these pencils. They easily last all day and night for me, however, I’m curious if this would be true to someone with oily lids. The liquid-esque (extremly creamy) formula might not work that well. If you have oily lids and have tried these pencils, please tell me how they worked on you! Were they just as amazing?!?!

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Garnier Body Intensive 7 Days Repairing Lotion With Shea Butter
Retail: $9.99 CAD
Steal: $3 CAD

Garnier Body Intensive Repair Extra Dry
Retail: $9.99 CAD
Steal: $3 CAD

Aveeno Intense Relief Hand Cream
Retail: $9.99 CAD
Steal: $3 CAD

I’m such a sucker for lotion. It’s the one beauty item that I NEVER skip. The second I step out of the shower I moisturize my face and body. These $3 steals will be used in no time. I’m liking the Garnier Body line, all of the formulas have a light scent, never anything too overpowering or strong.

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L’Oréal Sublime Sun Silky Sheer Mousse SPF 30
Retail: $17.99 CAD
Steal: $3 CAD

L’Oréal Sublime Sun Silky Sheer Lotion SPF 15
Retail: $17.99 CAD
Steal: $3 CAD

This might be the BEST find out of them all!! L’Oréal Sublime Sunscreen products for over 80% off the retail price!!! And no they aren’t expired. I ALWAYS check, and have never found even one expired item (beauty, food, pet, etc.), EVER. The Dollarama isn’t that kind of store. I picked up multiple of these because I’m so fair, I always wear sunscreen, and go through it so quickly in the summer months. I’m actually loving the mousse formula. It’s so light and easier to apply than a thick cream, it spreads quickly and easily. The lotion is not overly thick either. I’m also loving that these have different SPF levels which is great depending on needs, weather, and location.

Dollarama. I love you so. You’re definitely one of my best kept secrets, well best kept from everyone except you bitches. ♡

Jetsetter

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June Glam Bags are one their way, and I haven’t even posted about May!! I guess I had my head in clouds!! The theme for May was Jetsetter – definitely one of my favorite themes since I subscribed nearly a year ago! If you aren’t familiar with Ipsy, you need to be. They offer an amazing beauty subscription service that sends you 5 personalized products right to your door. And for only $10 US!! Ipsy is one of my favorite services, mainly because I am a total makeup whore junkie. Although ipsy sends all beauty related items (skin care, hair products, body care etc.) they tend to send the highest percentage of makeup items (in comparison to other subscription services that I have tried).

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I was thrilled with all of the items that I received, but first, I have to talk about the bag. It is amazing!! Ipsy collaborated with Breakups to Makeup to design their Glam Bags this month. They had three different designs offered. This is the first time I have seen different bags available, and what’s more? All three were available for ipsters to cash in their ipsy points (cost 500 points)!! I totally redeemed for the “Contents: My Life” bag!! These were just too cute to not own more than one!!

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I received the above pictured bag (Contents: Pretty Important Stuff) with my ipsy products this month. All the designs were adorable, and so witty, it’s impossible for me to chose a favorite. I just knew that I needed more than one (haha!!)

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I was thrilled with ALL of my products. IT Cosmetics AND Urban Decay. My panties are officially soaked. AND a Breakups to Makeup bag?! Seriously, I’m still in awe.

What I Got:

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream in Medium – I love this brand and I love BB creams (CC creams). I find they work so much better for me than foundation. I have minimal skin concerns, so I find foundations to be too heavy for daily wear. The coverage of the IT Cosmetics is perfect, it provides true color correction and effortlessly covers redness and uneven skin tone. That said, ipsy sent me ANOTHER medium sample shade. How hard is it for them to understand that I am a fair skinned blonde?!?!?! This shade will work fine on me now, because is summer. But come winter, this cream maybe to dark for my light skin.

Klorane Smoothing and Relaxing Patches – Does anyone else notice that when you get one type of product in a subscription box, it seems that all of your other subscription services will simultaneously send you very similar products?? Such is the case with these eye pads and treatment masks (stay tuned to my blog to see what I mean!!). I’m not complaining, in fact I’m thrilled, I have enough “treatments” to last me weeks of Spa-like pampering. Two of the Klorane patches arrived, perfect for trying the product more than once to really get an understanding of if it works for you. I love Klorane hair products so I’m very excited to try something from their skin care line. My main area of concern for my 27 year old face, is the start of aging – especially around the eyes. These patches soothe the eye area, helping them appear rested and youthful.

Briogeo Rosarco Milk™ Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray – LOVE this product! It’s so great for the summer months when the sun can totally dry out your strands. My favorite way to use this product is to spritz it on the mid shaft to the ends, on towel dried hair. It’s my go to product if I’m letting my hair air dry, throwing it up into bun while it’s still wet, or even as a boost to my ends for when I blow-dry it sleek and straight.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Lip Pencil in Clear + BONUS Revolution High-Color Lipgloss in FailBait and BittersweetUrban Decay is hands down one of my FAVORITE beauty brands of ALL time. I am a true UD Junkie in every sense of the word. Seeing UD in my Glam Bag always makes me squeal with delight. Believe it or not this is my first UD lip liner, and how amazing that I received it in Clear?!?! I can use it with any lipstick, no matter how crazy the shade is. And it works great as a primer too!! I fully line my lips (and fill them in) before applying any lipstick, lip gloss, lip stain, etc. it works for them all!! It holds lipstick in place, prolonging wear, no bleeding or fading. Another amazing product by UD. I’ll totally be buying this in full size!! And as a bonus we also received two (generous) samples of UD’S new Revolution High-Color Lipgloss in two different shades. This lipgloss is so pigmented (not at all sheer) and bold. But it isn’t sticky at all!! Purple lips are totally a thing now, and I’m falling hard for Bittersweet!

Skone Cosmetics Pretty Eyes Automatic Eyeliner in Navy – This is my first product from Skone Cosmetics!! I have heard good things and the eyeliner confirmed them. The liner is creamy and applies smoothly. It also lasts all day and doesn’t fade or lose it’s brilliance. The shade is called Navy, but definitely shows more of a bright blue on my skin tone (not a dark deep blue like I was expecting). I have a love hate with automatic liners. I love how travel friendly and maintenance free they are, however, you can never again get that sharp point you see on a new product. With a regular pencil, you can sharpen it to get a fresh, fine point, anytime.

Ipsy totally nailed it this month. I loved the theme. I loved (LOVED) the bag. I loved the products. And I love ipsy. It’s such an awesome surprise to send myself every month!! When you realize that you need ipsy in your life, Click Here to sign up. You can see my Glam Bag for April Here.

Jan and Jot Giveaway

My blogging bestie is having a phenomenal giveaway!!!! Check it out!! Some amazing products!!! ♡♡♡

Jan and Jot

Happy Monday!!

The day has come to finally be able to show our giveaway goodies.

We have been slowly collecting our favorite things to say thank you to all of our loyal fans and friends for supporting us.

Open International ❤️❤️❤️

Rules are easy

*UPDATE – Please follow all 4 steps below to fully enter the giveaway 🙂 *

  1. Must be a follower of our blog
  2. Must follow us on Instagram or Twitter
  3. Must reblog this post on WordPress and for additional entries you can retweet or repost on Instagram or Twitter, using #janandjotgiveaway so if you do all 3 that is 3 entries in your name
  4. Comment on this post when you have done any of these to enter the giveaway

Giveaway will run from June 15-June 26, 2015 8pm CST. We will announce winner and email them on June 27 😃

Now for the goodies
1st Place…

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Olé, Olé, Ole Henrikson!!

Another VIB/VIB Rouge FREEBIE!! Flash your card in store to get a free sample of Ole Henrikson 3 Little Wonders!! No purchase necessary!!
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I’m loving that these offers are open to VIB’s as well, however it’s really making me want to spend my money at other retail locations with better rewards programs (*cough cough …SDM). What is the point of being Rouge? Seriously – the perks are no different. It’s halfway through the year and I’m STILL waiting for my Rouge “exclusives“. Come on Sephora, seriously?!?!?