A few new Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals for you

Josie Maran – JosieMaranCosmetics.com
Black Friday (November 27th – December 1st) 
  • 25% off single, regular-priced items
Cyber Monday (December 2nd) 
  • 25% off sitewide
innisfree – innisfree.com
Black Friday (November 25th – December 1st) 
  • FREE Glow-ssentials 3 skincare deluxe sample Set ($25 Value) with purchase of $45 or more
  • 40% off select items
Cyber Monday (December 2nd – December 3rd) 
  • FREE Wonder Box (up to $35 value) with purchase of $65 or more
  • 40% off select items
Cyber Monday (November 30th – December 2nd) 
  • Up to 30% off sitewide and a gift with purchase!

Secret treasures – luxury gifts to put on your wish list!

When I am making up my holiday wish list I want items that make me feel pampered. I try to pick small luxuries that don’t break the bank, but still feel indulgent and special. Here a few picks that are total self-care items that you will enjoy all year long.

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IDentity Lingerie Long Burgundy Paisley Satin Dressing Gown

When I think pampering my first thought it lingerie. I love lingerie that is comfortable but also has a sensuality…something beautiful, classic, and easy to wear. I am loving the lingerie at IDentity Lingerie which is a small family run lingerie brand who prides themselves on promoting a healthy and positive body image. They feature Handmade Lingerie that is truly gorgeous, with sizes that will suit everyone.   My pick is the Long Burgundy Paisley Satin Dressing Gown (£90.00 £36.00), on sale now – it was about $100 US, and now it’s 60% off.

This is a very elegant satin robe that has a beautiful paisley print. This is a robe to wear at home with a great cup of espresso while sitting in front of a fire, or to wear at a girls night when you are all lounging at home sipping wine. It is so soft and comfortable and it is a classic that will never go out of style. Also, IDentity Lingerie offers free delivery and returns.

Jonny England for Difference Coffee

Another indulgence is really, really great coffee. Difference Coffee has truly incredible options that always make me feel special and pampered. They use the finest beans ‘on the planet’ – this is the coffee you will find in 30 Michelin-starred restaurants and 24 luxury hotels around the world. Difference Coffee uses the highest scoring specialty coffee beans, and they are roasted by Jonny England who is one of just four licensed Q graders and is also the main judge of the World’s Brewer’s Cup and the World Barista Championship.

Difference Coffee Jamaica Blue Mountain

My pick is Jamaica Blue Mountain for its chocolate notes. In fact, it’s called ‘Chocolate Truffle in a Cup, and the aroma is dark cocoa beans mixed with macadamia nuts. The taste is ‘a creamy and balanced cup with low perceived acidity and full rich taste’. Prices start at $2 per capsule at www.differencecoffee.com.

IT Cosmetics LE Your Brush Magic! Luxe Makeup Brush Gift

One more super luxurious gift that should be on any self-care wish list is the IT Cosmetics Limited Edition Your Brush Magic! Luxe Makeup Brush Gift Set, a 5 piece face and eye brushes plus clutch. This is a truly gorgeous set with the most plush and sumptuous brushes ever. Add in the truly stunning black clutch and it’s luxury all the way!  The set is a $192.50 value and sells for $150. Included are a Foundation Brush, Concealer Brush, Powder Brush, Shadow/Smudger Brush, Blush Brush, and Clutch.

All of the Heavenly Luxe brushes has cruelty-free hair and custom-cut shapes, and they all deliver airbrushed results.  I have long been a fan of IT Cosmetics brushes and this collection has every staple brush you need.

Fill out your holiday wish list with things that make you feel good – items that will pamper and please you all year round, like the IDentity Burgundy Robe, Difference Coffee, and IT Cosmetics LE Your Brush Magic! Luxe Makeup Brush Gift set. You definitely deserve it.  – Lisa

Wintery posts for The Beauty Spotlight Team

With so many Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales from which to choose, Helen from Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog’s has selected some of her favorites that are definitely worth checking out, if you want to save a lot of money this holiday season!

Erika, chief chick over at Notes from My Dressing Table is hosting a Holiday Glamour Giveaway featuring coveted eye and lip makeup to help you have a glam, Insta-ready holiday season and to enjoy long after. The giveaway is open through December 8th so hurry!

Never Say Die Beauty scored a purse size jar of Sol de Janeiro’s Coco Cabana Cream with Sephora points. Find out if it’s a hit or a miss!

Looking for the perfect beauty gift or maybe a super stocking stuffer? Prime Beauty thinks the BECCA Party Popper Ultimate Lipstick Love Mini Kit is the ideal answer!

It’s all about the eyes according to Beauty Info Zone so you want them to look their best and take advantage of a holiday sale at the same time. Learn about LiLash and LiBrow and get on the right track to improvement.

Black Friday has seen the official start of the holiday shopping season and a new collection by KBShimmer. Jen from Laugh, Love, Contour has details on the new KBShimmer License To Chill Collection on her blog along with their holiday deals. Be sure to take advantage to get some great gifts for your friends and loved ones!

Looking for that perfect purse that converts 4 ways to fit all of your needs. Check out Heather’s post over on CrazyBeautifulMakeup.com about this Oliver Thomas 4 Play Pouch.

Stacie from The Makeup Obsessed Mom recorded a fun podcast with a friend sharing simple beauty and skincare tips. Read more about it and listen over on her blog.

Black Friday Book Bonanza Giveaway Hop

Fast and furious! A quick 4 day giveaway so there’s no time to dawdle. An extra way to win for the holidays.

Beauty Info Zone’s prize is a $20 US Amazon gift card and is open for US and Canadian subscribers. The winner will be chosen on December 3rd and the card via email. Enter as many giveaways featured as you can since the more you enter, the better your chances.

Mandatory: Be a Beauty Info Zone email subscriber and comment on the post. Good luck and happy reading.

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Black Friday Giveaway Hop Participants

1. Reading Reality (INT)
2. Caffeinated Reviewer (INT)
3. Angel’s Guilty Pleasures (INT)
4. Read Your Writes Book Reviews (US)
5. Samantha The Book Disciple
6. Nicci @ Sunny Buzzy Books (INT)
7. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books
8. [email protected] Goldilox and the Three Weres (US)
9. Ilovebooksandstuffblog
10. Beauty Info Zone (US/Can)
11. The Mommy Island
12. Dashing Bling Read
13. The Attic Girl
14. Maureen @ Maureen’s Books
15. Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know
16. Suzie Olsen
17. Tabatha @Broken Soul Reviews
18. Carol’s Notebook (Int)
19. The Kids Did It

Learn more about Black Friday Giveaway Hop here.
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Soak away anxiety with the Canna Bath Co. Bath Bomb

Yes, I know — it seems like CBD is everywhere you look now. However if you have aches and pains, or stress and anxiety, CBD really helps. And what better way to wash away your aches and stress than with a long soaky bath?  Canna Bath Co has everything bath and it’s all infused with CBD.

Canna Bath Co is a women-owned business that combines skin care, aromatherapy, and holistic wellness. All of the products are natural, handmade, and fragrance-free. All of the essential oils and the CBD is therapeutic grade and third-party lab tested.


Canna Bath Co carries bath bombs, bath salts, body wash, body lotion, and muscle rub. Their bath bombs come in Sleep, Muscle, Calm, Arouse, and Energize. I have Energize, which is a great choice after working out and whenever you want to feel renewed and refreshed. The bath bombs help to reduce pain and inflammation and they are also wonderfully hydrating so they help cure dry skin.

The Canna Bath Co Bath Bombs ($15) are specially curated for:

Better sleep
Sore muscles

All-natural and sulfate-free
Stain-free formula
Contains approximately 60 mg of CBD
THC free

The Energize Bomb is infused with CBD and has a lovely tropical, coconut lime aroma. It has 60mg of CBD which really helps ease inflammation. I love to use this after a very tough workout. Not only does it immediately ease my sore muscles, it actually makes the next two recovery days much less difficult. It doesn’t contain any THC, and it also won’t stain your tub.

If you love soaking in a bath give Canna Bath Co (cannabathco.com) a whirl! You and your rubber ducky will breathe a sigh of relief.  – Lisa


Essential Oils, Sodium Bicarbonate, Bath Bomb Colorant, Citric Acid, Fractionated Coconut Oil, Hemp Based CBD Isolate, Witch Hazel, Epsom Salt.

Better looking eyes are yours with LiLash and LiBrow

LiLash® Purified Eyelash Serum and LiBrow® Purified Eyebrow Serum

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Think about a sweet baby and picture their eyelashes. How often do you wish that your own lashes were so full and long? It’s called “lash envy” and it’s something I have. I’ve thought about lash extensions but in the long run I believe they can ruin what you already have. I’ve tried false lashes but I’m just not able to do them. My preference is for an eyelash serum that really works to enhance my own. I’ve found that with LiLash® Purified Eyelash Serum.

Therefore I really was anxious to try LiBrow® Purified Eyebrow Serum since my eyebrows have shown their age and became wimpier than ever. For most of my life I never gave any thought to my brows except for plucking and keeping them in shape. But they became thinner and I lost hair, especially in the front of my brows.

I’ve been using LiLash®and LiBrow® now for over two months and I don’t know what I’d do without them. They are making a difference and that’s making me happy.

LiLash® Purified Eyelash Serum and LiBrow® Purified Eyebrow Serum

According the company LiLash® is the most powerful eyelash serum available over the counter since 2007. They use a unique, paraben free formula (which is cruelty-free) that improves the look of your lashes. Now they say within 60 – 90 days but I noticed it within 30 days and my lashes keep getting better with time. Add on your favorite mascara and watch the WOW factor appear.

LiLash® Purified Eyelash Serum

Use LiLash® at night so that it has time to do its job uninterrupted by cosmetics. It’s recommended only for your top lashline but I notice that when I blink that some transfers onto my bottom lashes when it’s still wet. It’s easy to swipe the wand over your lashline and forget about it.

How LiLash® Works:

The serum is applied daily to the upper eyelid, similar to a liquid eyeliner. With consistent application, users can see amazing transformations and the appearance of thicker, fuller lashes in just three months! Over one million satisfied customers worldwide swear by their own transformations.

LiBrow®is the product that I’ve really noticed the most difference with. My brows have gone from wimpy to wonderful.

LiBrow® before and after

My eyebrows weren’t as bad as the before picture but they were pretty bad and almost non-existent in the front. Now they are full and I often forget about using my brow makeup since they look so normal without. It feels amazing to wake up and not worry about looking undone.

LiBrow® wand

How LiBrow® Works:

Blended with prime ingredients that focus on nurturing and thickening the hair in the brow, LiBrow® uses a natural botanic tinting agent to create color and texture uniformity. With daily application, users may begin to notice the first improvements to the appearance of their eyebrows after just three to four weeks. After consistent use for three months, brow aficionados will begin to recognize their old brows again!




LiLash and LiBrow are both going on sale for Black Friday and Cyber Monday – they are only ever discounted once a year, and this is it! The serums will be 25% off through the brand’s website (LiLash.com) and on Amazon, which brings a 3-month supply to only $67.50 (usually $90) and a 6-month supply to $112.50 (usually $150). This is the perfect opportunity to give yourself the present of long lasting beauty. Don’t miss out on a favorite of mine.  —  Marcia




The biggest Shopbop sale of the year is finally here!

Break out your wallets, because the biggest Shopbop sale is finally here!  I wait all year for this amazing sale.  Shopbop has incredible high-end brands, and with the sale you can save a tremendous amount of cash.  This is the Shopbop Buy More, Save More Sale.  The sale begins 11/26/2019 7:18 AM Eastern Time (New York) Zone and ends 12/1/2019 11:59pm Eastern Time (New York) Zone.


Here are the details:

Up to 25% off full-price items | Up to 75% off sale items

15% off orders of $200+

20% off orders of $500+

25% off orders of $800+

With code MORE19

The code is valid towards contemporary, contemporary sale, designer boutique, and designer boutique sale.  You cannot use it to purchase a gift card and it does not include shipping.

This time, I attempted to be a responsible adult and I did an inventory of my closet to figure out what I really, really need.  My flat black mid-calf boots are worn out, so I need a replacement.  I also want another khaki jacket, one that leans more green than brown.  I want to round out my long necklace collection with something that has a vintage flair.  I need more workout leggings.  I have spent so much money on cheap ones that just don’t last, so I want to find some super cute ones that are high quality.  And, just because I love them, I want to see if Shopbop has any of the Converse slip on sneakers.  I have four different colors right now, and these no-tie sneakers are so comfy they are literally classified as ‘slippers’.  I have my mission, so now it’s time to shop!

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See by Chloe
Eddie Tall Western Boots

I looked through every single mid-calf black boot in stock, and the one that really caught my eye is See by Chloe Eddie Tall Western Boots.  Normally, these babies cost $560.00, but they are on sale for $392.00 – which is better once the sale coupon is applied.  I think they look like a biker and a cowboy had a baby.  What a perfect combination of tough yet funky!

See by Chloe
Eddie Tall Western Boots

They aren’t flat, but the heel is certainly reasonable at just 2.75 inches.  I love the silver hardware, chunky heel, and rounded toe. The round toe and fat heel make the See by Chloe Eddie boots comfortable and wearable, which is exactly what I want for everyday boots.  They also have a great versatility and can be worn just as easily with a dress as with a pair of jeans.

Lily Aldridge for Velvet Ruby Jacket

Oh my gosh, look at how perfect the Lily Aldridge for Velvet Ruby Jacket ($150) is!  I love the color Forest, which is an army green, exactly what I am looking for.  The style is fab, with the look of a well work favorite and the military detailing.  I think the draw string waist puts it right into perfection for me.  So many jackets this style are too boxy to be flattering, but the Lily Aldridge for Velvet Ruby Jacket gives an excellent silhouette.

Shashi Vintage Necklace

I wanted a long, vintagey but not old-fashioned necklace, so I searched for ‘vintage jewelry’ and look what I found.  The Shashi Vintage Necklace ($69) is absolutely gorgeous.  It has a layered design with a coin pendant and freshwater cultured pearls.

Shashi Vintage Necklace

It’s made with 18k gold-plated brass and has a lobster-claw clasp closure.  I love the combination of gold and pearl, and the look is beautiful without being too quaint.  I am in love.

I have been working with a personal trainer and all of my leggings are shot – I usually go rather cheap with my leggings, and unfortunately you get what you pay for.  In looking for some excellent quality leggings with a bit of style, I found the Tory Sport Chevron Full Length Leggings ($125).

Tory Sport Chevron Leggings

Tory Sport Chevron Leggings

They also come in black and red, but I am loving the navy.  The material is moisture-wicking performance jersey, and those chevron stripes are fabulous.  Unfortunately, Tory Sport is one of the brands not included in the sale…insert hysterical crying here…so I am not sure if I am going to splurge or not.  There are also these gorgeous Reebok x Victoria Beckham RBK VB Seamless Leggings ($130) that ARE included in the sale, so I think I am going to go with them.

RBK VB Seamless Leggings

Which brings up a great point – everything included in the sale actually has the code MORE19 right underneath the name, so as you are adding to your cart keep that in mind.

Chuck Taylor All Star Shoreline Slip On Sneakers

To finish off my order, I looked to see if by any miracle Shopbop had Converse slip on sneakers.  Guess what I found?  Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Shoreline Slip On Sneakers ($55)!  I am obsessed with them…they are no-tie sneakers that are the ultimate in comfort.  In fact, they aren’t even classified as ‘sneakers’ – they are classified as slippers, which cracks me up.  They really are sneakers, but they have a soft heel with light elastic at the back so they slip right on.  I’ve got navy, black, red and pink in my collection, so finding them in white is fantastic.

My total order – with the VB/Reebok leggings instead of the Tory Burch – comes to $796.  However, with the discount I save $159, so my final total is $637 – not too shabby for the perfect boots, army jacket, vintage necklace, leggings, and Converse slip ons!  I am happy.  You will be too – but hurry because all the good stuff is going fast!  – Lisa