National Lipstick Day 💄

In celebration, here’s a little history on lipstick:

According to the book “Read My Lips: A Cultural History of Lipstick,” Queen Schub-ad of Mesopotamia made a paste from white lead and crushed red rocks to color her lips, from there she created a lipstick. It made its way to the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. Somehow it survived through the Middle Ages and Italian Renaissance.

In 1927, French Chemist, Paul Baudercroux invented a formula he called ‘Rouge Baiser’ considered to be the first kiss-proof lipstick. Ironically, Rouge Baiser was long-lasting that it was banned from purchasing after being considered too hard to remove.

In the 1930’s another element of lipstick formulas’ was invented by cosmetic company Max Factor. The lip gloss!

By the 1950s, chemist Helen Bishop invented a new version of long-lasting lipstick called ‘No-Smear Lipstick‘.

In 1973 Bonnie Bell introduced, ‘Lip Smackers’, flavored lipstick. These became an instant hit for the younger consumers.

In modern times, the variety of colors and formulas of lipsticks available are outstanding. According to a survey, on an average, women in U.S. spend more than $3500 dollars on lipstick in their lifetime.

National Lipstick Day is an annual event that falls on July 29th. As of 2016, award-winning beauty blogger, entrepreneur and International Businesswoman, Huda Kattan was named the modern-day founder of National Lipstick Day. Lipstick wearers like to celebrate this day by purchasing a new shade of lipstick or just wear an old favorite.

Check out these smoochy deals👇🏼

Note: not ALL lipsticks listed on Ulta offers are cruelty free!

Free lipstick??

Certain stores and brands are giving away free lipstick or offering great deals such as Urban Decay, Huda Beauty, Anastasia Beverley Hills, ColourPop, Target and Macy’s.

“If you’re sad, add more lipstick and attack.” -Coco Chanel 💋

Whole Foods Prime Discount

Whole Foods is having a 35% off on deodorants and shaving goods for Prime members.

This is one of my favorite deodorants and it cost me $9.09 out of $13.99.

QVC Urban Decay

Get $5 off your first QVC order with code: Five4u

URBAN DECAY Vice Lipstick & 24/7 Glide Lip Pencil Duo $23.96 plus $3.00 s&h- One day only price

• 0.11-oz Vice Lipstick in BackTalk

• 0.04-oz 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil

Duo is sold out but you can still purchase and get on the waitlist. I purchased mine. It sold out on QVC way before I could purchase the duo.

Here’s other items at a great price.

QVC PRICE:

$31.00

If Sold Separately: $48.00

FEATURED PRICE:

$28.00

$32.00

If Sold Separately: $47.00

QVC PRICE:

$52.00

If Sold Separately: $72.00

QVC PRICE:

$31.00

If Sold Separately: $66.00

FEATURED PRICE:

$28.12

QVC PRICE:

$56.00

or 4 Easy Pays of $14.00

#SaveThemAll

ColourPop collaborated with NKLA + LAURA LEE for some time now and it’s time to say goodbye to the collection.

Plus, when you sign up you get $5 off your first order with a $10 purchase or more.

Profits from the purchase on any item of this collection will go to Best Friends. What a great way to shop while supporting a great cause.

Go ahead and #SaveThemAll!

About Best Friends

An animal welfare leader, Best Friends is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the largest no-kill animal sanctuary in the US. For over 30 years, Best Friends Animal Society has been running the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals and building effective programs that reduce the number of animals entering shelters. A better world through kindness to animals is their vision. Their mission is to bring about a time when there are No More Homeless Pets.

Join them in completing their mission today!

Happy Shopping.

*Colourpop is offering 20% off site wide for 48 hours. Ends 3/24

Tjmaxx Finds

I’m so amazed at the makeup you can easily find at TJMAXX.

In my recent trip, I found something I never thought I’d find… KVD beauty products! Although KVD has a sale on their site as well as on Sephora.com, this by far is the cheapest by a few dollars which means you only pay for tax and no shipping. How amazing is that?!?! The Shade+Light eye palette is listed for $15 on katvondbeauty.com while I purchased one here for $9.99… amazing right? KVD beauty product sold out pretty fast especially the lipsticks so I was bummed I didn’t find any left.

Get them at a TJMAXX near you while they last. An absolute great find.

More great deals….

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