Online & Ready to Save – How to Prep for Cyber Monday with!

*This Online & Ready to Save – How to Prep for Cyber Monday with! post  is a Fashionista Event. I was provided a promotional item by to inform you of their crazy insane Cyber Monday Sales, Cyber Monday giveaway and our Cyber Monday $500 giveaway.

I’ve been shopping Cyber Monday Sales for about three years now. In fact, last year I skipped Black Friday altogether and just snuggled down in my pajamas and waited for Monday morning before I made all my purchases. The great thing about Cyber Monday is that most online shops offer free shipping in addition to some amazing discounts – and there are no lines. However, like shopping on Black Friday, it’s important to make a game plan and determine how you can get the most bang for your buck – which is why I rely on to take advantage of all the best Cyber Monday Sales.

Item's I'm Looking for this Cyber Monday

If you’re like me and running low on time – and after the Thanksgiving rush, running low on energy – does a lot of the work for you. They hunt down Cyber Monday Sales, which makes it super easy to save! And I don’t know about you, but saving is always at the top of my wishlist, haha! I have a few things on my wishlist this year, while some of them (okay, most of them) are pretty impractical for me to expect from Santa this year, it’s still fun making lists of my most wishiest (is that even a word? lol!) items.

My Beauty Wishlist

This year, keep track of all the amazing Cyber Monday Sales by visiting here and get access to extra coupon codes, deals, and keep updated on the hottest sales! Also, is hosting an amazing $500 Amazon gift card sweepstakes – which you can also find here. I’d really really love if one of you guys, my awesome readers, was a winner – so don’t forget to enter, I’m crossing my fingers for you!

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Summer Essentials with CVS!


I love shopping at CVS/pharmacy, as a true drugstore beauty product junkie there is one line exclusively from CVS that I really truly go out of my way to get my hands on – and it’s the Nuance line by Salma Hayek. I love how Salma truly promotes her brand – and unlike other stars who simply slap their name on a product and call it a day, Salma really seems to be passionate about the line that was inspired by her grandma and “designed to help every woman enhance the nuances that define her individual beauty”. So I recently stopped by my local CVS to look for some summer essentials from CVS’s Nuance!

Summer Essentials from CVS

cvs5Nuance Salma Hayek Renewed Radiance Brightening BB Cream with SPF 30 has been a favroite since I tried it out at a media event a few months ago. This BB Cream actually works as an excellent dupe for the more expensive Benefit You Rebel tinted moisturizer – they both have the same cool sensation when applied to your skin – which is great for the summer, except the Nuance one has a higher SPF! I found that it provides sheer but buildable coverage, and contains dermaxyl – which enhances firmness, improves moisture retention, and has been shown to help visibly reduce the number and depth of wrinkles. Also, if you get sweaty really easily like I do, you’ll love this BB Cream – it actually absorbs into your skin without any real residue, so you won’t be sweating in color.

I count this next product as one of my favorite beauty discoveries this summer, it’s the Nuance Salma Hayek Cucumber & Rosewater Dual Phase Makeup Remover. I suffer from pretty awful allergies, especially during the summer, so I’ve been in the market for a makeup remover that would give my lids a little TLC, while also removing waterproof (ahem, sweatproof) makeup. This makeup remover contains cucumber, rosewater, chamomile, lavender, mimosa, blue agave, camapu, & prickly pear extracts that actually soften and condition my skin while getting rid of all my makeup – and the great thing is that my skin feels so cleansed and really lovely afterwards.


This product hasn’t gone through rigorous testing – but in what little time I’ve had it has worked exceptionally well – and it’s the Nuance Salma Hayek Smooth & Shine Anti-Frizz Serum. The serum contains meadowfoam seed oil which hydrates, seals in moisture, prevents breakage, and controlling frizz. My hair has been toasted since I went to the beach, and this just tames all those summer time frizzies!

My last product is the Nuance Salma Hayek Intense Hydration Hair Mask with Blackcurrant. So before the summer I had attempted the ever-famous ombre look, dyeing a few inches of my hair blonde. And while it looked good for a while – the salty waves and glaring rays definitely did a number on my strands, this hair mask has definitely been an answer to my hair woes! This mask has really really restored a lot of my hairs softness and silkiness, which is awesome because my hair was looking very straw-like!

The great thing about CVS is that not only did I save %20 on all the Nuance products I purchased, but I also made a lot of headway towards my $5 extra bucks rewards that I get on spending $50 on beauty products through CVS’s extracare Beauty Club!


I love CVS’s Beauty Club because a) I spend a lot of money on beauty products, everything from makeup to haircare, to nail products and it’s nice to get some of that money back and b) when you’re a member of the Beauty Club you get 10% off beauty shopping pass after enrollment, $3 ExtraBucks rewards on your birthday, and exclusive emails with coupons, tips and new product info – and being a member is totally free! Just click here for more info about CVS’s Beauty Club and to become a member!

So those are all my favorite CVS Beauty Essentials! I hope you do get to try some of these yourself – they’re really amazing quality products at drugstore prices, and if you have any beauty essentials and products from CVS that you love let me know in the comments below!

Products Mentioned and Links to More Info:
Nuance Salma Hayek Renewed Radiance Brightening BB Cream with SPF 30
Nuance Salma Hayek Cucumber & Rosewater Dual Phase Makeup Remover
Nuance Salma Hayek Smooth & Shine Anti-Frizz Serum
Nuance Salma Hayek Intense Hydration Hair Mask with Blackcurrant
CVS Beauty Club

The Perfect Clutch & a Linger Rose LLC Giveaway!

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I have to tell you, I’m an unashamed bag hoarder. I love purses, handbags, wallets, clutches, hobo bags, satchels, you name it and I’ve owned it. But living in NYC means living on limited space so nowadays when I add a piece to my collection it must be something that I really truly love. My favorite place to find gorgeous fashionable pieces is from Linger Rose – their online store offers tons of gorgeous fashionable finds. I was recently in need in of large hand bag – and I’ve been in love with the recent envelope trend. I was shopping in Target and couldn’t find one that was fashionable and the perfect size, I needed mine to be able to fit my cellphone, small wallet, and as-needed electronics for business and press functions – carrying around a messenger bag is convenient for everyday needs and I love it, but going to an event with a large clunky bag isn’t feasible – and doesn’t look good.


Luckily, I was sent a drop-dead-gorgeous oversized clutch by Danielle Nicole from Linger Rose! I’m fairly certain I squealed in excitement when I received this in the mail – I’m ridiculously in LOVE with this bag!


I absolutely adore the berry color of this clutch – it’s sturdy, perfectly roomy, the detailing is beautiful, the hardware looks so classic, it really is a quality piece.


In my experience with Linger Rose, they have amazing quality items, and they often run sales that place gorgeous quality pieces like these at amazing prices!

The lovely folks from Linger Rose want to offer one NYC Talon reader their own Danielle Nicole Mia Oversized Clutch in Cognac – I love this color, it would be gorgeous paired with a white lace dress or with a chunky knit scarf and berry red coat in the winter!


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Fresh Scents with!

I’ve been on the hunt for a new fresh fragrance to try. I wanted something fresh and bright – perfect for the start of summer. So when I was recommended Exceptional because you are by Exceptional Perfumes – which I learned had a spicy floral scent – I was eager to try the scent out for myself.

I love how they package each piece in a baggy – that way if anything leaks, it doesn’t get everywhere!

Exceptional because you are is the perfect scent to wear to a evening out – for me it’s a little too heavy to wear for everyday purposes. But I like layering the body wash, lotion, and perfume together – it just made me smell so good and the scent lasted all day. I’m especially happy to have a nice scent with special events like graduations and birthdays coming up!
True to description, Exceptional because you are has a “crisp elegant introduction, a lightly spiced floral heart, and a sensual dry down”. It’s one of those smell’s that everyone compliments you on, and you can’t help but sniff your own wrist throughout the night because you like the scent so much too. I have to admit it’s one of my more “grown up” fragrances.


I love the little atomizer and travel size perfume – perfect for throwing into my purse!

From FragranceNet, this new scent is one of my new favorites. FragranceNet always offers a lot of great deals like 20% off any order, and other similar sales. They also offer makeup, hair-care, aromatherapy, skincare, and gift sets. What’s really great is that if they don’t sell a perfume or product that you are already a fan of, you can request it – which I think is so refreshing to see a brand receptive to it’s customer’s requests.

Personally, I’ve already been browsing through their site looking for a gift for my dad for Father’s Day. I don’t know why but perfume’s and cologne’s always make a really nice gift, don’t they? They also do free shipping on all orders over $70, which makes it convenient when you’re shopping for a few people or stocking up on gifts. As for me, I’ve got my eye on the Aqua Di Gio by Armani – which I know my dad would LOVE, and at over %15 off – I think my wallet will love it too, lol!

Have you checked out FragranceNet before? Have you done any father’s day shopping yet? What fragrances are your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!