$1/1 Maybelline Eye Liner Coupon = FREE at Dollar Tree!

Maybelline Eye Liner


Right now there is a high value coupon on Coupons.com.  You can print a coupon for $1/1 Maybelline Eye Liner coupon.  It’s been reported that many Dollar Trees have this priced at $1, which would make it free after this coupon!


This deal and photo credit come from Dollar Store Deals! Thank you!

*HOT DEAL!* 3 CoverGirl Eye Shadows for ONLY $0.14!

CoverGirl Eye Shadow I have an awesome deal!!!  I’m about ready to jump up and down.   Amazon has these Purple Pop CoverGirl eye shadows on sale for only $3.14.  That’s great on it’s own but to make the deal better you can clip the $3 coupon on that’s found just below the price.

$3.14 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25.

That means you’ll get 3 CoverGirl eye shadows for only $0.14!!  Plus this is eligible for Free Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25!

CoverGirl eye shadow

Update: Since I first posted this I noticed that the recommended buyer is selling the same product for $5.19 plus $4.99 shipping.  You can still get the Amazon price of $3.14 {before coupon} with Free Super Saver Shipping if you click on the correct “Add to Cart” button.  See the picture above.

How to Keep Your Skin Looking Its Best In Natural Ways

Healthy Skin


Skin is one of the most important parts of the body. It is one of the first lines of defense against the elements and pathogens. It contains sweat glands that help regulate the body’s temperature and nerves that send pain signals to warn against danger, such as the pain felt when touching a hot stove, for example. Despite the importance of skin, its care is often neglected. Changes that come from natural aging may not be avoided, but premature aging and skin damage often can be diminished as long as skin is properly cared for.


Keeping Skin Moisturized


Keeping skin hydrated is a very important part of skin care. Maintaining skin’s natural suppleness through hydration keeps skin healthier and youthful-looking longer. Drinking water throughout the day benefits the skin from the inside out. However, some people still suffer from dry skin despite adequate fluid intake, especially on areas that are exposed to the elements, such as the face. Moisturizing body lotion for the body and a moisturizing face cream can prevent the itching and flaky skin associated with dryness.


Protecting Skin from the Elements


Sunlight, temperature extremes, and drying winds can easily damage skin when it is left unprotected. Applying a good sunscreen protects skin from the damaging, aging effects of the sun.


In harsh winter weather, the drying effects of a cold wind can take a toll. The best way to prevent skin damage is to cover exposed areas when possible and to use moisturizing lotions and face cream daily.


Daily Skin Care


One of the first things most people do in the morning is take a bath or shower. This is the time when daily skin care should take a front seat. Cleansing agents should match the skin type and leave skin feeling soft and supple. Facial skin requires the most delicate care because it is the most exposed and is the first thing people notice. A daily, gentle facial scrub removes old skin cells and leaves skin softer and younger looking.


Persons with dry skin should moisturize immediately after showering while skin is still slightly damp –patting the body dry with a towel rather than vigorously rubbing is gentler to the skin. Taking a little extra time in the morning to pamper the skin can help prevent dryness, damage and wrinkles.


Health and Nutrition


A body that receives a long-term diet of healthy food will age more quickly than a body nourished by health foods. Collagen is very important for the health and vibrancy of skin. Diets lacking sufficient quantities of vitamins, such as vitamins A and C, negatively affect collagen and causes skin to be more prone to wrinkles. Eating a balanced diet that is full of fruits and vegetables is one way to slow the aging process naturally.


Alcohol and cigarettes are also foes to attractive healthy skin. Both deplete the body of important vitamins, and both affect capillaries in the skin, leading to less youthful suppleness and more wrinkles.

Childhood Dream Coming True?

Julep spring collectionEver since I was a little girl I have loved nail polish!  From as far back as I can remember I had a fascination with beauty products.  I remember many times my mom would get ready and she would lovingly allow me to set on the counter and ask her a million and one questions about make up colors, tools, and nail polish.

Eyelash curler

I remember the feeling of sheer embarrassment when I passed along some of her information to my aunt only to find out it was wrong.  My mom told me that you set an eyelash curler on your nose to use it.  Looking back now, I can see why my aunt laughed so hard when I gave my explanation and I can also see the reasoning behind my mom not wanting to tell me the correct way to use one.   Even after that embarrassing 4th of July night (yes, I still remember that night well!), I continued to seek beauty advice from the comfort of that counter.  My mom was a wonder!  She could put lipstick on with one hand and without a mirror.  My hero!   In my mom’s make up bag, which I can still picture vividly, she had all of her make up products along with her chipped red handled Revlon blush brush, Elizabeth Arden Red Door perfume, and the most amazing bottle of Revlon nail polish.  The nail polish was extra shimmery but not glittery.  I remember holding it and staring at it’s beauty while my mom and I talked.   I painted my nails with that polish, my mom’s nails, and even my Dad’s when he was sleeping.  : )  I thought it was the prettiest thing I had ever seen!  As the years past I found other colors to love and became pretty good at painting little decorations on my nails.   Somewhere along the line I developed the dream to one day name a nail polish color.  I know it sounds silly but hey, I was a kid.  I’ve always half-jokingly said that naming polish colors would be my dream job.  Then, last month, during a Twitter party with Julep I found my moment, my perfect opportunity to ask if I could name a polish.  I asked and I didn’t receive a response back because seconds after I asked Julep was flooded with requests to name a polish that was this or that color.  I’m sure they didn’t know who it was that originally asked.   Pretty pinkThat brings me to why I’m writing this post.  The smart people behind Julep took my idea that immediately spread like wild fire and turned it into a marketing project.  They’re pretty brilliant if you ask me!  However, now I have to work a little to get to be able to name a nail polish color.  I’ve already made it to the second round and this is where you come in!  I need you to vote for my color and comment on it.  I chose the ever girly hot pink color in honor of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Voting ends this Friday, Sept. 28, 2012.


Here’s how to vote:

  •  Visit Julep on Facebook through this link – http://on.fb.me/QQi0GZ
  • “Like” their Facebook page.
  • “Like” my “Pretty Pink” board.
  •  Leave a comment on my board. I get points for BOTH “likes” and comments!

This is a one time vote that will only take a few seconds of your time.  Thank you for helping make my little silly dream come true! : )


While you’re there, feel free to follow Embracing Beauty on Facebook too.  Oh, and AFTER you vote for me be sure and check out how you can get a Julep box of polishes for only $0.01 shipped!  It’s a legit deal I promise and the polish is amazing!

Amazon.com’s Hottest Beauty Deals

I recently earned some Amazon dollars from one of my favorite money making sites, Swagbucks, and while browsing Amazon I found these great beauty deals.  Each of these deals includes a coupon so don’t forget to “clip” or click on it.  Enjoy!

Dove Hairspray
Dove Strength and Shine Hairspray, Extra Hold, 12.7 Ounce, 2 pack

Regularly $4.98, after $2 coupon it’s only $2.98 for 2!


Olay Silk Whimsy Body Wash
Olay Body Wash Silk Whimsy, 23.60-Ounce, 2 pack

Regularly $12.88, on sale for $9.48, plus $3 coupon makes it only $6.48 for 2.
Covergirl lipstick
CoverGirl Outlast All Day Lipcolor Clear, 2 pack

Regularly $10.98, on sale for $9.06, plus $5 coupon makes it only $4.06 for 2.

Free Bag of Beauty Samples Ends 7pm EST 9/14/12!

If you love free beauty samples you will want to hurry and take advantage of this unbelievable deal! This freebie ends today at 7pm EST (while supplies last)!  Go straight to Minerals by Bee and click the banner at the top of the page. Add the sample pack to your cart. Even though it says $5, once you add it to your cart, it will be $0. Shipping is also free!!!  How awesome is that?!  Proceed to checkout as normal.  No credit card information is required!
Minerals by Bee Free Shipping
Here is everything you get in the bag:

1. Fruit Enzyme Peel – Mint green, crème textured peel exfoliates without granules or abrasives. Combined proteolytic enzymes and salicylic acid soften the skin and dissolve excess buildup. Special blend of essential oils support circulation and purification.
2. Fine Polish Facial Beads – an effective, but gentle creamy scrub which contains rice bran to absorb oil, along with salicylic acid and papain to exfoliate.
3. Sugar Smoothie Body Creme – blended with sugar cane extract, Mango and Shea nut butter to leave the skin smooth and twinkling with a subtle glow.
4. Shimmer Eye Shadow (2 random colors) – 100% mineral perfect for sensitive skin.
5. 2ml (.07oz) perfume sample (random scent – please indicate preference during check out) – long lasting fragrance with NO alcohol, contains 30% pure perfume oil in a silk base with aloe and vitamin E.


Minerals by Bee Freebie


Thanks, Live2Save2Live!

Free ebook: Back to Beauty

Back to Beauty


Right now you can download a free copy of Back to Beauty: 57 Natural Beauty Recipes for Flawless Skin and Radiant Glow.  The price is originally $7.99.  Be sure and double check the price is still $0.00 before you head to check out.  Enjoy!

Enter to Win Our Back to Beauty Giveaway!



Who loves makeup?  You? Great!  We have a GREAT giveaway JUST FOR YOU hosted by Front Page Freebies!  It’s our Back to Beauty Giveaway!  You can win a Revlon & Physician’s Formula Prize Pack valued at $125!


The contents are:

  • 1 Revlon Color Stay Mineral Blush (Honey Miel)
  • 1 Revlon Age Defying Makeup SPF 15 (Bare Buff)
  • 1 Revlon Age Defying Makeup SPF 20 (Nude Beige)
  • 1 PF Organic Wear Lash Boosting Mascara (Ultra Black)
  • 1 PF Mineral Wear Correcting Concealer (Yellow/Light/Pink Trio)
  • 1 PF Perfecting Concealer Duo (Green/Light)
  • 1 PF Multi-Colored Eyelighter (Hint of Taupaz)
  • 2 PF 2-in-1 Correct & Cover Cream Concealer (Yellow/Light)
  • 1 PF Eye Definer Felt-Tip Eye Marker (Ultra Black)
  • 1 PF Multi-Colored Blush Powder Palette (Blushing Peach)
  • 1 PF Baked Collection Wet/Dry Eye Shadow (Baked Sands)
  • 1 PF Matte Collection Quad Eye Shadow (Canyon Classics)
Stop by all of these blogs to enter there as well!  It’s a simple way to increase your odds of winning!
You can enter to win by using the Rafflecopter form below.  This contest begins on 12:01am EST on August 25, 2012 and ends at 12:01am EST on September 8, 2012.  Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

ULTA: Free Fekkai PrX Shampoo/Conditioning Treatment & Blow-Dry (August 22-23, 2012)



I was going to say mark your calendars but it looks like Aug. 22, 2012 is already upon us!  Where has the time gone?  Today and tomorrow (August 22-23, 2012) ULTA locations are offering a free Fekkai PrX reparative shampoo/conditioning treatment & blow-dry between 5 and 9 p.m. Appointment required so I’d recommend calling your local ULTA ASAP if you are interested.

15 Beauty Uses for Vaseline

15 Beauty Uses for Vaseline


Vaseline is a wonderful product, wouldn’t you agree?  It’s probably the most inexpensive and versatile products out there.  Right up there with the many uses of baking soda!  You might be surprised of all of the things Vaseline can do.  Here’s a list of my favorite 15 uses for Vaseline.


1. It softens dry and cracked elbows.


2.  Rub a little over your perfume places {behind the ear, neck, wrist, etc.} to keep your scent lasting longer.


3. Massage it into your cuticles every night before bed to keep your cuticles soft.


4. For kissably soft lips add a little Vaseline over your favorite lipstick.  You can also mix Vaseline with a drink mix, such as Kool-Aid powder, to make a colored and flavored lip gloss.


5. To avoid spray on tan streaks or dark spots rub Vaseline all over your knees, ankles and hands {any dry spot} to achieve a beautiful no-bake tan.


6. To prevent lipstick smudges just spread a little Vaseline over your teeth and lipstick smudges won’t be a problem!  As a side effect, you’ll also smile a lot more. : )  This is a tip used by beauty pageants contestants and cheerleaders.


7. To tame wild eyebrows, add a little to Vaseline your brows with a clean mascara wand or a clean toothbrush.


8. If you have a bottle that is always difficult to open make it a easier next time by rubbing a little Vaseline along the edges of the bottle under the cap.  This is fantastic on nail polish bottles!


9. In need of a quick shoe shine?  Swipe a little Vaseline over on your shoes and buff gently for a beautiful shine!


10. Vaseline is wonderful for soothing and smoothing skin after shaving.


11. After you carve your Halloween pumpkin, rub Vaseline on the exposed edges to keep your pumpkin from going dry and rotting. {You can see the results of this put to the test in our how to keep a pumpkin from rotting post.  Maybe add it on after the #1 tip?}


12. If you have very sensitive skin, Vaseline will make a perfect make up remover for you. Plus, you’ll have super soft skin the next day!


13. Mix sea salt {or sugar}, Vaseline and a drop or too of your favorite essential oil for an incredible exfoliating scrub.


14. If you have dry hair with split ends add the tiniest amount to the ends of your hair to cover them up until your next haircut.


15. Last but not least… Apply some under your eye shadow for a dramatic glossy effect.


What are some of your favorite uses for Vaseline?