Saturday, September 26, 2015

Discount Starting Monday At ModCloth!

Have your eye on a few of ModCloth's fantastical frocks? Stock up now, and get a fab deal while you're at it! Spend $100 an any ModCloth items your heart desires, and get 10% off all the delightful dresses in your order. Just use code DRESSUP at checkout to nab this limited-time offer on head-turning dresses for fall and beyond. Don't wait to shop frocks that rock!!

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Warby Parker x Maiyet Collaberation on GIZORGEOUS Sunglasses

Looking for a pair of sunglasses that will soar above the rest? Then you'll definitely want to check out Warby Parker's new Bird sunglasses. These elegant, Italian-crafted sunglasses were designed from a Warby Parker x Maiyet collaboration.

If you're unfamiliar with Maiyet, they are pioneering a new luxury by creating a fashion brand that celebrates rare artisanal skills from unexpected places. Maiyet’s uniquely inspired, design driven collection seeks to revive ancient techniques and elevate the next generation of master craftsmen from places such as India, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Mongolia, and Peru.

After debuting on the FW15 runway earlier this spring, the Warby Parker x Maiyet collaboration Bird sunglasses are finally available at Warby Parker You'll find them in three classy, earth-toned colors inspired by nature's neutrals.

Expederm 180 Cosmetics Hyaluronic Acid Serum With Vitamin C (now 80% off)

180 Cosmetics - Hyaluronic Acid Serum + Vitamin C 1oz / 30ml VALUE Pack


This is the 2nd fabulous serum I've used from this company- I literally just emptied my last bottle, so I started this one just in time- it leaves your skin silky and gorgeous and when used under a BB Cream, your skin will look gorgeous for hours! I'm SUCH a fan of both of these ingredients, so when blended together I'm a happy pretty princess!

About the Product

  • CONTAINS THE HIGHEST CONCENTRATION OF THE ABSOLUTE BEST QUALITY SWISS HYALURONIC ACID AVAILABLE ON THE MARKET- enriched with natural ingredients and vitamin C for maximum results. Also contains powerful antioxidants that protect skin from free radicals
  • REVERSE THE SIGNS OF AGING WITH THE NEWEST 180 COSMETICS PURE SWISS HYALURONIC SERUM + VITAMIN C THAT HAS TAKEN THE WORLD BY STORM! Watch this truly revolutionary serum reverse the signs of aging right before your eyes, as it restores skin's elasticity and leaves it looking and feeling smooth, supple, and rejuvenated.
  • FOR AGES 40 AND ABOVE - we also recommend using the 180 Cosmetics Pure Swiss Hyaluronic Serum or cream + Peptides, for maximum results.
  • CHECK OUT OUR NEW PRODUCTS: Hyaluronic Serum + Oxygen, Hyaluronic Serum + Peptides, and Hyaluronic Cream + Peptides for a Smoother, Younger Looking Neckline and Decolletage.
  • Why Hyaluronic acid? As we age, our body produces less and less of this important acid, thus affecting how moisture is stored in our skin. With 180 Cosmetics Pure Swiss Hyaluronic Serum + Vitamin C, your skin gets the nourishing ingredients it needs to stay radiant and beautiful. In just moments, the serum penetrates deep into the skin, nourishing it from the core

Friday, September 25, 2015

DIY Activated Charcoal Face Mask For Super Clear, Clean Skin

While I always thought of activated charcoal as what my ex husband took whenever he was barfing off the balcony, it also makes an awesome face mask! Charcoal is included in a lot of konjac sponges because it draws impurities out of the skin (just like it draws toxins out of the body.)

I’ve dubbed this mask the “blackhead busting blackout” mask since 1) its ingredients clarify the skin by pulling dirt from pores and thereby helping to eliminate blackheads, and 2) it’s as black as the night sky.
Or should I just say that it’s as black as charcoal (activated charcoal, to be specific), one of its main ingredients? I suppose that would make more sense.
Activated charcoal is similar to common charcoal, but is made specifically for medicinal use. To make activated charcoal, manufacturers heat common charcoal in the presence of a gas that causes the charcoal to become very porous. These pores allow activated charcoal to trap chemicals. Activated charcoal is used to treat poisonings, intestinal gas, nausea, and bile flow issues (cholestasis) during pregnancy. Activated charcoal also works wonders for the skin when applied topically: it keeps skin clear by acting as a magnet to draw dirt out of pores. It not only clears pores but also improves skin-tone by removing dry patches.
Bentonite clay also acts as a magnet to draw dirt from the pores. High-quality bentonite clay can be ingested to pull toxins from the body. When applied topically, it absorbs toxins, draws out blackheads, and kills acne-causing bacteria. 
So let’s get to it!

DIY all-natural blackhead busting blackout mask:


  • 2 capsules of activated charcoal (approximately 0.2 grams) opened and emptied. To open gelatin capsules, simply twist the two halves and gently pull them apart as in the picture below.
  • 1/2 teaspoon of bentonite clay
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of water


Mix* all of the ingredients together into a smooth paste, and spot test the mask on your cheek or underside of your wrist to make sure that you do not have any adverse reactions. Wash face with a mild cleanser and pat partially dry (so that it is not dripping wet, yet moist). Apply the mask evenly avoiding the delicate skin around your eyes and lips, and let sit until dry, about 7-10 minutes. As the mask dries, it feels tight on the skin, which can sometimes feel a little itchy (if you start to feel uncomfortable, wash the mask off).  After the mask dries, wash it off, pat face gently with a clean towel, and let the skin breath or apply a mild all-natural moisturizer (I usually just apply jojoba oil to any areas that are prone to dryness).
That’s it! Easy-peasy as always.
*Be sure to stir this mixture with a plastic or wooden spoon, as both charcoal and clay pull toxins from metals. Also be sure to store your clay in a non-metal container.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

DVK Medicals Advanced Probiotics

Probiotics Supplement from DVK Medicals:Advanced Probiotics for Digestive Health:Strong Immune Support:Probiotics for Women & Men :60 Capsules

About the Product

  • ➤KEY BENEFICIAL STRAINS, DE 111 TM PROMOTE DIGESTIVE HEALTH AND IMMUNE HEALTH:Bacillus subtilus, tough protective endospore forming strain,that survives extreme environmental conditions in the gut and remain potent.Recognised for benefits in stimulating immune system and restoration of healthy microflora in intestinal tract following use of antibiotics. GI tract is responsible for 80 % of Immune System health,Best Probiotics help restore this Immune function.
  • ➤MADE IN USA IN FDA REGISTERED/INSPECTED FACILITY, GMP/NSF CERTIFIED-High Quality and Purity Guaranteed-This Unique Probiotics Supplement is Scientifically Grounded and Formulated with More Than 5 Billion Living Microorganisms, That is "Good" Bacteria That Help Restore The Natural Balance Of the Microbial Environment in intestines providing strong Immune Support and Digestive Support.
  • ➤GREAT FOR MANY HEALTH CONDITIONS AND NEEDS: These strains are shown to Assist in Digestive Discomfort, Bloating, Gas and Cramps. By restoring Beneficial Microflora in digestive system,they promote absorption of Vitamins and Nutrients helping Fatigue,Control appetite and Weight.Probiotics for Diarrhoea They help replace the lost beneficial bacteria which help prevent Diarrhoea.Best Probiotics for IBS shown to help control immune response to help in Irritable Bowel Syndrome.In Women, Probiotics also help reduce Vaginal And Urinary Tract Infections And Promote Reproductive Health.Best Probiotics for Women
  • ➤TRY RISK FREE : Best Probiotics for Men and Women That is Proven To Deliver Effective And Fast Results. The Best Probiotics Supplement Guaranteed : We are 100% Confident That You'll be happy With This Product. If For Any Reason We Haven't Lived Up To Your Expectation, Full Refund guarantee,No Questions asked
  • ➤NATURAL : Non-GMO,No Chemicals, No Preservatives, No Fillers or Blenders. Safety Guaranteed.

Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream with Caffeine, Vit A&K, HA got rid of my puffiness and gives gentle hydration

BeautyBliss - Eye Cream - Eye Treatment for Puffiness, Dark Circles - Anti Aging Eye Cream with Caffeine, Retinol, Vitamin K, Hyaluronic Acid - Anti Wrinkle Eye Cream Moisturizer for Fine Lines

I'm loving this eye cream! Look at the ingredient list first of all- absolutely fantastic skincare ingredients across the board. The cream is unscented and gentle. I have sensitive skin and had no problems with it. The caffeine does a fantastic job at removing puffiness, the retinol minimizes fine lines (and despite including retinol I reiterate that I had no sensitivity reaction to it) the hyaluronic acid grabs onto your skins moisture and makes the area feel strongly hydrated. It's extremely rich but doesn't leave you eye area feeling greasy. I let it absorb completely before putting on my makeup and have no problem with slippage or pilling. My general routine is to do all of my skincare layers first thing then go do whatever else I need to do (eat breakfast, take a wee, brush my teeth, or whatever) before putting on my makeup to give it time to settle into my skin. I've never been so glad to run out of my previous eye cream! This is going to last forever, it's a big jar and a little goes a long way. To make it last longer I recommend using something to scoop it out with besides your fingers so you avoid getting bacteria into it- a qtip works great.

What? #beautyblisseyecream can get rid of my #darkcircles? #skincare #theeyeshaveit

A photo posted by Julie Ann Keene-Roppolo (@thebeautypirate) on

Amara Organics Facial Toner with Witch Hazel & Vitamin C

Amara Organics Facial Toner with Witch Hazel & Vitamin C, 6 fl. oz. Balancing Facial Toner with Witch Hazel & Vitamin C - 6 oz

This is the 5th Amara Organics product that I've used and I wasn't surprised to find it to be just as fantastic as their other products. Unlike the toners of my youth, this is not a bottle of basically alcohol (that if you were lucky MIGHT have some witch hazel in it) that leaves your skin dry and parched. It's a gentle and soothing ph balancer that leaves your skin feeling velvety soft. After using this, my skin actually doesn't even feel like it needs a moisturizer! Using it after cleansing gets any extra dirt or gunk out of pores as well as balancing the ph of your skin since most cleansers do disrupt that balance which can cause skin problems. It balances your skin's oil production striking that perfect balance. Over time it boosts collagen production and improves skin texture.

It has a light witch hazel scent, a very natural, plant like scent that if you've used witch hazel before you'll recognize. A quick spray of this before applying your skincare products seems to make them more effective and by closing your pores before makeup application, your makeup will last longer and not go sliding off your face.

Get Perfectly Prepped, Balanced Skin
This 100% natural facial toner refreshes, hydrates, and balances skin’s pH levels without stripping your skin or drying it out.
Get the most out of your skin care regimen with a powerful base layer. This toner perfectly preps skin and increases the absorption of serums and moisturizers. Works synergistically with all Amara Organics products.
Formulated with Witch Hazel, Vitamin C, Aloe, Neroli & Glycolic Acid for the Best Results
- Witch Hazel removes excess oil & shrinks pores
- Vitamin C brightens, smooths & refines skin texture & tone
- Aloe soothes, restores & hydrates skin
- Neroli heals & removes impurities
- Glycolic Acid exfoliates & unclogs pores
Non-Irritating Formula Great for All Skin Types
Contains natural and organic ingredients with no harsh chemicals, sulfates, parabens, or artificial fragrances, colors, or dyes. You can feel good about reaching for this toner every single day. Works well for all skin types and won’t irritate or clog pores.

Witch Hazel, Deionized Water, MSM, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Organic Aloe Vera, Neroli Hydrosol, Glycolic Acid, Wildcrafted Yucca Schidigera (Yucca), Wildcrafted Usnea Spp. (Usnea), Spirulina Maxima (Spirulina), Organic Salvia Officinalis (Sage), Punica Granatum (Pomegranate), Wildcrafted Mahonia Aquifolium (Oregon Grape), Wildcrafted Usnea Barbata (Lichen), Macrocystis Pyrifera (Kelp), Organic Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola), Organic Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry), Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi Leaf Extract.

Monday, September 21, 2015

I am gonna have babies with this kabuki yachiyo brush!

Kabuki Yachiyo Brush, Premium 100% Goat Hair, Hand Spun Wisteria Handle, Perfect Kabuki Brush for Defining Facial Features I now use this brush every single day! As a beauty blogger, I've easily got over a hundred brushes and this is HONESTLY the first time I was so blown away from my first use that it earned daily use. I'm extremely pale and with this brush I can do perfect facial contouring that doesn't make me look like a drag queen. It's dense enough to not drop powder but soft enough to blend smoothly. It feels incredible and luxe and looks like something that would be used by a geisha.......

About the Product

  • ✓KABUKI YACHIYO BRUSH-Kabuki Yachiyo brushes are often regarded as the best makeup brushes made
  • ✓UNBELIEVABLY SOFT-The brushes of the Cornucopia Brands Kabuki Yachiyo brush are unbelievably soft, among the softest brushes available today
  • ✓PERFECT FOR CONTOURING AND DEFINING-Kabuki brushes exhibit bounce and pick up far beyond other brushes, allowing for the perfect distribution of all blushes and powders even with extreme variances in pigments
  • ✓NO EXCESSIVE SHEDDING-Many people mistake the natural shedding of kabuki brushes as a flaw, however, it is simply a result of the all natural winding and construction. However, after a few cleanings, the shedding should stop and remain at around 1-5% of previous levels.
  • ✓VALUE PRICED-Working closely with factories, sourcing direct, and selling exclusively on Amazon allows us to effectively price our Kabuki brushes as to make makeup perfection more widely available, no more $50-90$ per brush price tag

Homemade Shea Butter Lotion Sticks

Empty Lotion Stick Tubes for Making Homemade Lotion, Deodorant, and Cosmetics, Mini Size Tubes, 0.5oz, (8 Pack)

Shea Butter Lotion Bar Stick Ingredients:

      What to Do:

      1. Slowly melt all ingredients, except essential oils, down in a double boiler or sturdy glass bowl over a small pan of boiling water. (TIP: I found an old double boiler at a thrift store that I use for skin products only).
      2. Remove from heat and add essential oils.
      3. Pour into lotion bar tube.
      4. Let cool for several hours or overnight. I put mine in the fridge to speed the cooling process.
      Note: This recipe makes enough for one 4-ounce lotion bar tube. For a firmer lotion bar stick, use more beeswax. For a smoother lotion bar stick, use less beeswax and more coconut oil or olive oil.

      Anti-aging Serum - Perfective Ceuticals Divine Age Guardian Serum with Growth Factor

      Anti-aging Serum - Perfective Ceuticals Divine Age Guardian Serum with Growth Factor

      This stuff IS divine!

      Divine Age Guardian Serum with Growth Factor is an intense anti-aging serum that features an unparalleled combination of Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) and Amino Peptide. Each ingredient interacts synergistically, signaling cellular activity for renewed collagen, elastin and other skin proteins. In all, it reduces fine lines and wrinkles and imparts a more vibrant, youthful appearance.
      Incorporated with a cocktail of powerful anti-oxidants and the moisture binding Sodium Hyaluronate, it also restores radiance and suppleness and boosts the skin’s immune function to shield against future aging. The result: Divine Age Guardian Serum with Growth Factor gives the skin instant gratification and lasting anti-aging results. Non-comedogenic. Fragrance-free. Scientifically proven.

      A photo posted by Julie Ann Keene-Roppolo (@thebeautypirate) on

      Sunday, September 20, 2015

      Eveline Cosmetics Slim Extreme 4d Argan Oil Thermo Slimming Cellulite Serum

      Eveline Cosmetics Slim Extreme 4d Argan Oil Thermo Slimming Cellulite Serum

      I have used this in a few ways. I have tried the typical rub on method and it feels great without an over powerful or lingering scent. The best way to use it is the recommended use on the packaging and wrapping your body up after application. This comes out the best results and you can see it right away. Your skin is more plump and smooth. This method is the best, but can be time consuming. I do the full wrap once a week or when I have somewhere to go and need that extra confidence. I would suggest giving yourself an at home spa day and do this with some other masks or treatments to accomplish a full body treatment. (Multitask it) It makes my abs smoother and all of my skin looks younger. I love the bottle design with the pump. It makes application that much easier. There is a slight warming sensation that you feel after the cream has settled in and especially after you remove the wraps from your body (in my case thighs and abdomen).

      Product Description

      ARGAN THERMOACTIVE SLIMMING SERUM is the innovative anti-cellulite body shaping treatment. Formula rich in argan oil stimulates the process of adipose tissue burning and effectively reduces cellulite. 24-carat GOLD, acting in synergy with bioHyaluron Slim ComplexTM and caffeine, effectively stimulates microcirculation in subcutaneous tissue, eliminates toxins and fatty acids accumulated in cells and as a result visibly eliminates cellulite. Plant stem cells - PhytoCellTecTM - activate weak and sleeping stem cells in skin thus stimulate its natural regeneration. This allows to eliminate cellulite in a natural way. Unique plant milk Chufa Milk EC, rich in precious vitamins and minerals, acting in synergy with laminaria algae and natural betaine deeply nourishes, moisturises and invigorates epidermis. 
      THERMAL ACTION: delicate warming of epidermis allows for immediate penetration of active ingredients deep into skin, ensuring maximum effects of slimming treatment. 
      APPLICATION: twice a day massage the product with circular movements into body parts affected with excessive adipose tissue and cellulite (waist, buttocks, thighs). Perform the massage until fully absorbed. Pleasant warming sensation and slight redness accompanying application is the guarantee of immediate action. The warmth maintains for approximately 30-40 minutes. First results may be noticed after approximately 3-4 weeks of regular application. To maintain the achieved effect it is recommended to apply serum all year round, 2-3 times a week. Wash hands after application. Do not apply during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Avoid eyes and mucous membranes contact with the product. 
      WARNING: persons with sensitive skin, prone to cracking capillaries or varicose veins formation should not use the product.

      Friday, September 18, 2015

      MAC, Tarte, Estee Lauder, Too Faced. New listings, low prices at Brigette's Boutique 💄

      New Pure Color Lipstick Listings
      Shop our Estee Lauder department
      Blemish Control Daily
      Skin-Clearing Treatment
      Retail: $30.00
      Our Price: $25.50

      Upward Lash Mascara
      (Upward Black)
      Our Price: $20.00

      Powderful Amazonian Clay
      Pressed Mineral Powder
      Retail: $32.00
      Our Price: $25.00

      Bronze & Glow
      Contour Brush
      Retail: $34.00
      Our Price: $25.00

      Lights, Camera, Flashes
      Statement Mascara
      Retail: $23.00
      Our Price: $19.50

      TOO FACEDPrimed, Poreless & Perfected(kit with brush)Our Price: $18.50

      Turmeric Fan FOR LIFE yo! *Updated* $5 off coupon!

      Premium Turmeric Curcumin Extract Supplement 1300mg Daily Serving, 60 Vegetarian Capsules

      "PROSPER5" gives $5.00 off!  This makes these just shy of ten bucks- a definite worthy investment. 

      I can't recommend turmeric supplements enough- they have made a world of difference with my arthritis, and even though I do still suffer from it, it's abated exponentially the longer I've been taking this and I've been surviving without the aid of my prescription anti inflammatory medications.

      About the Product

      • EFFECTIVE FORMULA: Our 100% pure and all natural Turmeric Curcumin Veggie Capsules are made from the highest quality Turmeric root powder, ensuring the results you receive are effective. Our Vegan Turmeric Capsules are free of fillers, binders, artificial ingredients and contaminants.
      • LIMITED TIME OFFER! NUMEROUS BENEFITS: Discover the benefits of turmeric for yourself with our premium quality turmeric curcumin extract supplement. Turmeric aids in the relief of joint pain, arthritis (RA), inflammation and promotes healthy heart, liver and brain health.
      • DOUBLE EFFECT ANTI-OXIDANT: Turmeric Powder is a potent anti-oxidant. Anti-oxidants protect our bodies by neutralizing free radicals, but Turmeric Curcumin also boosts the activity of the body's own anti-oxidant enzymes, thereby doubling the effect.
      • POTENT MAXIMUM ABSORPTION: With more than 1000mg per serving, our potent 1300mg per serving Turmeric Capsules, are pure and work synergistically, as nature intended, and offers excellent value for money.

      For more than 4000 years, the turmeric root powder has been used as a natural remedy in Southeast Asia for a wide variety of conditions and medical concerns. Now, people all over the world are discovering its benefits for easing joint pain and addressing other concerns. Turmeric Curcumin is truly a herbal "power house", containing an expansive array of nutritional compounds that may offer many health benefits to the user. Evidence based literature shows how Turmeric Curcumin can support easing pain caused by inflammation. Turmeric Curcumin may also help with calming feelings of indigestion, supporting liver detox functions and easing soreness due to workouts. Together with a good diet and exercise, adding Turmeric Curcumin to your daily routine, can help enhance your physical well being. Order our potent dosage of Turmeric Curcumin with 95% Standardized Curcuminoids and help your health Prosper. We stand by our 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you're not happy we are not happy!

      Thursday, September 17, 2015

      A retinol moisturizer that DOESN'T kill my sensitive skin!

      Best Anti Aging & Anti Wrinkle Cream HUGE 4OZ - Face & Night Firming Moisturizer w/ Retinol, Hyaluronic Acid, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil. Anti Aging Serum & Cleanser for Sensitive Skin for Men & Women

      First of all, let me point out that I have sensitive skin and retinols are notorious for sometimes irritating some people's skin. I did not have this problem at all. After applying I do feel a slight tingling, but it's not painful, it's actually somewhat refreshing! I even put it under and around my eyes with no problem (slightly stingy here, but very slight and it went away quickly ). I saw an immediate superficial difference on my first application; my pores were tightened as was my skin in general.
      Fine lines were minimized though my deeper crevasses were still visible; from what I understand about retinols, after about a month of use I'll see a big difference there too.

      In the morning my skin has a glow after absorbing this overnight. I've been using this over a serum and alternating using this under my eyes with an eye cream. After about 3 weeks use, I'm seeing a vast improvement in my skin's texture and evenness and the fine lines are really lessening across the board. My skin feels soft and plump and looks good even without makeup. The circles under my eyes are diminishing and tightening. To get the best out of this stuff, make sure sure your skin is super clean and exfoliated to really absorb the benefits, though this will help with exfoliating and getting rid of dead cells. You can also use this on areas that you feel need a youth treatment, like gnarly old lady hands! (guilty as charged!) I also recommend applying this to your neck and chest for an even look from your face down. These oft neglected areas are actually the worst for showing our age, so treat them well! This is a HUGE bottle, so don't be shy about applying this liberally.
      A photo posted by Julie Ann Keene-Roppolo (@thebeautypirate) on

      About the Product

      • HUGE 4 oz! MAXIMUM STRENGTH: Experience the best combination of natural Retinol and Hyaluronic Acid together in this maximum strength cream. Asana has combined these top ingredients to deliver the maximum impact to your skin. No other skin care formula can bring this level of benefit to your skin including the pure, natural and complex moisturizers and creams you pay much more for in department stores.
      • HUGE 120ML / TWICE AS MUCH! : Asana has doubled the amount to now give you two times more than cream then other brands. Now you can have more wrinkle reduction and fine-line reduction then ever before. Can be used as a hand cream and antioxidant lotion. Not as a remover of mascara or makeup.
      • REDUCES WRINKLES, FINE LINES AND BLEMISHES: Our formulators have created the perfect blend of Retinol and Hyaluronic acid to work in synergy to reverse environmental effects of sun exposure, pollution, dehydration and other effects that damage the skin that lead to wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots. This product will even out your skin tone for that young skin you seek. Helps reduce hyperpigmentation and breakouts with it's powerful anti-aging ingredients.
      • HYDRATES THE SKIN: Hydrates and nourishes the skin with zero oily texture found in so many other products. Studies show that that the texture and consistency offered with this Retinol Serum is preferred by 94% of trial participants. 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED!
      • ASANA 100% GUARANTEE: Asana manufactures in the USA only in an GMP, FDA registered lab. No Chinese imports! 100% Guaranteed!