Available Now: MAC VIVA GLAM Lipstick and Lipglass Gaga 2


I’ve always been a supporter of the MAC VIVA GLAM products, even if some of the colors aren’t for me. With 100% of the proceeds from VIVA GLAM always going directly to the MAC AIDS Fund, it’s still a fantastic (and easy) way to support an important cause that will always require our awareness. Lady Gaga goes for round two with a coordinating beige lipstick and Lipglass this time—the shade aptly named, Gaga 2.

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Sorry about the comments feature being so pesky…


Hi Lovelies!

It was just brought to my attention that the comments feature across the entire site isn’t functioning properly. I am SO sorry if this has affected you while you’ve tried to leave a comment. I didn’t have any idea it wasn’t working correctly, and now that I do—I’m bugging my fantastic programming guru for help, and racking my own brain trying to figure it out in the meantime. Please hang in there, and accept my apologies! If you ever have any site accessibility issues (or just want to say hi!), please don’t hesitate to email me directly!

xo
Amber

UPDATE: It looks like the issue has been resolved, please feel free to let me know if you have any issues by emailing me. amber@beautyjunkiesunite.com

Heads Up! Clairol To Give Away 100,000 Boxes of Their New Nice ‘N Easy Color Blend Foam


I just found out some exciting news!  Clairol will be giving away 100,000 boxes of their new Nice ‘N Easy Color Blend Foam hair color between January 24th and 27th.  You’ll want to be one of the first 100,000 to “Like” them on their Facebook page to score your free box before the product launches in stores in February, because they’re going to go fast!  I’ll be reviewing this product for you in a few weeks, I’m waiting for my hair to grow enough to touch-up the color…but in the meantime, I thought you might like this scoop!

How to claim one of the 100,000 free boxes of Clairol’s Nice ‘N Easy Color Blend Foam hair color:

Visit facebook.com/clairol on January 24th, to “Like” Clairol and claim your box!

Edited to add: Visitors to Clairol’s Facebook page, beginning January 24th, will be prompted to click on a link that takes them to registration page so Clairol can collect their information and send a coupon for a free box of Color Blend Foam.  The giveaway is open to any new or existing members of the group.

Happy New Year 2011, and many thanks…


In 2010, Beauty Junkies Unite celebrated it’s 2nd birthday—that never would have happened without YOU.  A huge thank you goes out to everyone from my entire lip gloss-filled heart!  I hope 2010 brought great things your way, and that your 2011 is even better.

Happy New Year!

xo
Amber

Hello Kitty Beauty at Sephora: Exclusive Online-Only Preview


I can honestly say my inner-child just let out a little squeal.

There’s currently an online-only preview/private sale for the new Hello Kitty Beauty line on sephora.com!  The line isn’t scheduled to make an appearance in stores until mid-January, but you can snag a few pieces this weekend during the sneak preview until Sunday, December 19th at 11:59 PM PST.  I’m excited that this seems to be a more mature take on cosmetics bearing the likeness of Hello Kitty—more on the girlie-girl side than child’s play.  Among the few things I’ve picked out so far; Apple Balm (adorable lip balm in an apple-shaped pot), Hello Kitty Fragrance (mandarin, apple, magnolia blossom, and vanilla notes), and the Charmmy Eyeshadow Sticks (pearlescent shadow sticks).  The silver accents make the products seem a little more luxe than the bold pink and black combo that MAC offered up with their Hello Kitty collection.  You’ll find the private preview sale here, but you must be a Beauty Insider to purchase during the event until mid-January, when it officially launches in Sephora stores and on sephora.com.

Can you tell I’m excited?  How about you?

UPDATE: I just added swatches of three of the new Hello Kitty Sephora Liquid Nail Art nail polish shades, my order arrived!  You’ll find them here.

Fashion & Beauty Expert Rebekah George Helps Solve Your Winter Beauty Dilemmas!


I have a special treat—just for YOU, my dear Beauty Junkies Unite readers!  I was able to ask national fashion and beauty expert, Rebekah George for her thoughts on solving some of the most frequent winter beauty dilemmas we all suffer from.  Not only did she answer some of the most frequently asked questions I personally receive here on BJU, but she quickly delivered her answers with a dedicated video, meant just for us!  I know I love it when I have a chance to peek inside the brain of another beauty expert, they’re a wealth of knowledge and like a breath of fresh air to me.  This was a great opportunity to hear Rebekah’s thoughts, and I know you will all appreciate another trusted opinion chiming in too, so thank you Rebekah!

Here are some of the questions I asked her:

  1. As the weather gets colder, it seems like our lips are more dry and cracked than during the warmer months.  What’s the best way to help prevent painful lip cracking during winter?
  2. Winter dryness creates so much static electricity in my hair, how can I make it stop?
  3. When we’re trapped indoors with artificial heat during winter months, sometimes I feel like no amount of moisturizer can do the trick for flaky skin on my arms and legs.  What can we do to help lotions absorb better?  I’ve heard that applying a body lotion when your skin is still moist after a shower will help.  Is that true?
  4. If you had to pick just one makeup essential to get you through the winter, what would be your most coveted product, and why?  (Of course you know that I personally had to ask that one!)

What are some of your own personal winter beauty dilemmas?  Is it hair, skincare, or makeup issues that drive you the most bonkers?

Return of the Stila Warehouse Sale in Los Angeles!


Southern California residents, you are lucky ladies.  You’ll have the chance to experience the much-anticipated return of Stila’s annual warehouse sale, on December 11th.  It’s savings galore inside of those things, let me tell you!  One year I bought all of these killer palettes for $5 each, and when I got home the only thing I was upset about was that I didn’t buy more to give away as gifts!  Experience the pandemonium this year for yourself—with savings of up to 80% off.  Check out the details below:

Stila Warehouse Sale 2010
Saturday, December 11th from 8am-3:30pm
Location: The Doll Factory
1910 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA  90026

Breaking Beauty News: Jennifer Lopez Latest L’Oreal Spokesperson


Yep… you read that right!  JLo is joining the ranks of other famous L’Oreal faces.

With the news just hitting, here’s the info I currently have via statement from Karen T. Fondu, President, L’Oreal Paris:

I am delighted to share the news that Jennifer Lopez is the newest member of the L’Oréal Paris family. In 2011, this multi-talented entrepreneur will begin appearing in makeup and haircare advertising campaigns, the first of which will be for the EverSleek Sulfate-Free Smoothing System, a haircare collection for smoothing unruly, frizzy hair

Jennifer joins a remarkable roster of spokespeople for the L’Oréal Paris brand, including Milla Jovovich, Beyoncé Knowles, Rachel Weisz, Evangeline Lilly, Diane Keaton, Andie MacDowell, Julianna Margulies, Eva Longoria Parker, Freida Pinto, Kerry Washington and Gerard Butler among others.

As a multi-platinum selling recording artist, Golden Globe nominated actress, film and television producer, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Jennifer’s talent and accomplishments span across many industries. Coupled with her obvious beauty and her role as a working mother, she is a modern role model for women and truly embodies the spirit of the L’Oréal Paris philosophy, ‘Because You’re Worth It.’

I know that sometimes when a celeb is signed with a beauty brand—it either causes some discord, or more brand loyalty.  Will this affect your buying decisions at all?  Does it matter to you, do you think she was a great choice to rep the global beauty brand, or are you neutral on the matter?  Me… while I’m not a current fan of her music—I think she’s a beautiful, talented Latina woman.  It’s important that brands continue to focus on the fact that we’re a very diverse universe, I hope L’Oreal continues to put the beauty spotlight on women of all ages; and of every ethnicity.

Cyber Monday Steals & Deals 2010


Sometimes, Monday mornings roll around and we don’t have much to look forward to except for a cup of java to get us going.  But the Monday after Thanksgiving on the other hand—now we’re talkin’!  Cyber Monday typically brings killer steals and deals with online shopping, and has made me give up standing in line on Black Friday altogether.  I love Cyber Monday!  These are just a few of the awesome deals that are going on…

  • Bare Escentuals is offering free shipping on all orders today.   Use code SHIPFREE at checkout.
  • Beauty Ticket use code CYBER30 at checkout and save an additional 30% off their already low prices!
  • Clarisonic is offering 20% off all duos (products bought in pairs), along with free shipping and a free gift!
  • Sephora will give you free shipping on all orders over $25 (it’s usually $50).  Use code SHIPNOW at checkout.
  • Smashbox is having their Friends & Family sale, just use code FFSB20 checkout to save 20%.
  • Tarte is offering up to 30% off in-stock items, and 15% off limited-edition holiday items.  Orders of $25 & up receive free shipping and a free charcoal emphasEYES pencil.  Use code CYBERMON at checkout.