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Urban-Decay-Book-Of-Shadows-IV.jpgThe turkey’s been carved, the stuffing’s been stuffed, the pumpkin pie’s been devoured. And now it’s time for the annual amazing Black Friday deals! But don’t feel like heading into the craziness that is the shopping world today? No problem! Tons of beauty merchants are offering up Black Friday deals online, which—surprise, surprise—are only good today! We’ve scoured the web to find the absolute best deals of the day. Good luck not going broke!

Save 15% on everything at woodleyandbunny.com
You read that right—15 percent off everything on the site today! And with brands ranging from Arcona and Voluspa to Mason Pearson and Jemma Kidd, we’re certain you’ll find more than a few items to put in your shopping cart.

Urban Decay Book of Shadows IV
If you’re one of the first 1000 people to purchase this palette at urbandecay.com—complete with 16 eyeshadows, liquid eyeliner, mascara, primer and a mirror—you’ll get $20 off! And, in a cool twist on the traditional palette, this cult classic turns into a mini boombox!

Take 40% off purchases over $100 at arcona.com
For skin that will glow, you need to head to Arcona. And today only, you’ll get 40 percent off your purchase over $100 with code BLACK!

Free Les Macarons Palette with $150 purchase at chantecaille.com
The coolest new delicacy on the block? Macarons. And Chantecaille’s palette of four gorgeous eyeshadows, inspired by the delicious little treats, can be yours with any $150 purchase today! Simply enter code SHOPCHIC at checkout. And, as a bonus, you’ll get free shipping, too!

katy-perry-amas-hairstyle-112311.jpgThe holidays are around the corner, and for many this means a time of high glamour and sophisticated parties. Just this past week at the American Music Awards, Katy Perry hit the red carpet and delivered some amazing hair-spiration! If your immediate reaction is to the pink hue of her hair, I suggest you look deeper … check out the french twist style and the ornate accessory, it’s truly a sight to behold. Updos are truly glamourous because they accentuate and elongate the neck and allow you to show off your neck and ear jewelry more prominently.

Fekkai Celebrity Stylist Renato Campora, crafted this updo and shared his “secret sauce” (one hint: it’s in the products). Renato began by applying Fekkai Coiff Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel to wet hair in order to give it a firm base. He then blow-dried the hair while brushing it through with a flat brush. He used a one-inch curling iron throughout the hair to create body while giving it a sturdy foundation. Renato then heavily teased the hair. To create the final up-do, he pushed the front of the hair forward and wrapped the rest into a French twist, securing it with hairpins. To complete the look, Renato added an accessory made by Vivienne Westwood by weaving it into the hair with his fingers. He secured the look by spraying the hair with Fekkai Coiff Sheer Hold Hairspray.

So there you have it, a great hairstyle idea for whatever your holiday plans might involve. 


Heidi-Klum-AMAs-Makeup.jpgSeriously, can Heidi Klum do no wrong when it comes to her makeup? Her futuristic eye makeup at the AMAs this past weekend was so fantastic, especially set against her laser-cut metallic dress. We’re loving the three-quarter thick black liner and pops of creamy silver eyeshadow in the corners. Here’s how to get the look.

M.A.C Tundra Shadestick ($17.50 at dillards.com)
Smashbox Limitless Liquid Liner Pen in Jet Black ($22 at ulta.com)
smashbox-emulsion-lip-exfoliator.jpg
Don’t be caught off guard during mistletoe season. You may think that just by using a good lip balm (personally Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1 is my fave) your lips will be properly cared for. WRONG! Our lips, like every other part of our body, can be in dire need of a good sloughing sometimes. This is why I heart the Smashbox Emulsion Lip Exfoliator. It has a peppermint-y smell and is actually edible, but that’s not what makes it so great — it’s how it removes dead skin, and leaves lips feeling soft and totally kissable that’s so wonderful.

You can get Smashbox Emulsion Lip Exfoliator for $18 at Sephora.com.
Deborah-Lippmann-Fashion.jpgLooking for a nude nail polish that still garners attention? Then you’d better reach for a bottle of Deborah Lippmann Fashion.

This nail color slicks on easily and effortlessly, with no streaking or goopy mess left behind. One coat is actually fairly opaque, but we like to do two for maximum impact and staying power.

We love the glossy finish of the polish as well. While we always recommend using a top coat to lock in the color and add shine, it’s actually amazingly shiny all on its own!

And the color? Think taupe, nude and khaki all rolled into one perfect little package. Tres fashionable, if we do say so ourselves.

Deborah Lippmann Fashion retails for $16 at lordandtaylor.com.

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