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Avon names Irina Shayk Global Beauty Ambassador

 Man she is not too hard on the eyes! What is it like waking up looking like that in the morning? Can’t wait to see her beauty campaigns for Avon.

Avon names Irina Shayk Global Beauty Ambassador
This morning, Avon officially named international supermodel Irina Shayk as the brand’s new Global Beauty Ambassador. Irina will not only serve as a global spokesperson for Avon Makeup, but appear in upcoming beauty campaigns and Avon brochures.

A native of a small village in Russia, Irina has never forgotten her roots, all the while appearing in US and international editions of magazines like Cosmopolitan, GQ, Elle and Harper’s Bazaar. When she’s not walking the runway or appearing in international advertising campaigns, she’s managing her charity which helps children and families in need in Russia.

While her exterior beauty is obvious, Irina’s kindness and charity are a huge asset—Avon is proud to be working with a women so gorgeous inside and out.

Check Out Free Beauty Events In Your Area


Looking for some great events that won’t empty your wallet? Check out just enter your zip to find out what great events are going on near you. They even host a monthly contest with some of the latest and greatest beauty finds.

For example, there is a Rite Aid Winter Skin Event going on March 16th where demonstrators will be performing skin care demonstrations and educating customers on Olay Regenerist, Dove Body Wash, and Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion. It’s a great opportunity to score free samples and coupons as well. Also in March, Ulta will be having their Yes To Event, where demonstrators will be giving out coupons and sampling Yes to Blueberries Eye Firming Treatment, Yes To Tomatoes Daily Balance Moisturizer, Yes To Cucumbers Body Butter, and Yes to Cucumbers Towelettes To find out if an event will be near you, just enter your zip code in the upper right hand corner of our home page.

Just head to and enter your zip code to find out what makeover, gift with purchase, spa open houses and sampling events are happening near your home. Readers can also follow  on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.  In addition to listing in-store makeovers, also features a blog on product reviews  and a monthly contest .

For the month of March 2013, we will be giving away 10 prizes. Each prize will consist of Shakira S Eau Florale perfume, Sally Hansen Double Duty Strengthening Base & Top Coat and Diamond Strength No Chip Nail Color. The Contest runs from 3/1/2013 to 3/31/2013, winners will be chosen on 4/2/2013 and notified by 4/15/2013. To enter, all people have to do is go to and supply their name, email (only used to contact winners), and zip. To enter, all people have to do is go to and supply their name, email (only used to contact winners), and zip.

To find out what is happening near you click here.

Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty Starts March, 10th!


The Ulta 21 Days of Beauty is back, and Ulta has released the list of events. Mark your calendars, these one-day-only deals are offered both in-store and online, but they sell out quickly. And this isn’t just a sale, it’s a SALE some of the items are 50% off and these are top-rated, fan favorite items. To learn more about this amazing sale check out  Ulta 21 Days of Beauty or Ulta’s Facebook page.

If you’re going to get these offers in-store, be sure to get to your Ulta store when it opens. I’ve waited until later in the day and my wish list items had already been sold out. Check the lists and plan ahead this sale is not to be missed!

My Wish List:
Sunday 3/10: All Bare Minerals 100% Natural Lipsticks and Lipglosses 40% off ($9 each)
Friday 3/15: Butter LONDON nail lacquers $9 (regularly $15)
Friday 3/22: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Greed $10 (50% off)
Monday 3/25: Anastasia Tinted Brow Gels $11 (50% off)

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Spring 2013 Trends: What to Wear and How to Save

I love Kendal’s great budget friendly fashion  finds, and I might have bought one of the Penny Chic dresses while posting this story, for investigative purposes only! =)

Kendal Perez author of Hassle Free Savings shares her picks for Spring and how to add some new pieces without breaking the bank:

I don’t know about you, but I have a bone to pick with Punxsutawney Phil. He predicted an early spring, yet winter-storm warnings abound across the country. Meanwhile, retailers are replacing seasonally-appropriate attire with super-cute spring fashion as if to confirm Phil’s findings. Groundhogs and the retail industry are in cahoots, I swear.

Conspiracy theories aside, I find myself eager to sport this spring’s latest trends. Here’s a list of my favorite trends from Spring 2013 runways and how to wear them for less.

Black and White
My mother always said the most classic look for spring is black and white, so I’m especially pleased to see this dynamic duo on runways. Plus, it gives you an excuse to update your LBD to pair with a trendy striped blazer and white belt. Don’t yet have this staple? Check out these great styles from PennyChic, the fabulous-and-frugal blogger with her very own line of $20 LBDs at Walmart.

Chambray Chic
One man’s work shirt is another woman’s fashion statement. Chambray may have reentered our fashion radar last year, but it’s making its presence known with a resounding ping this spring. Take a cue from Marc Jacobs and BCBG Max Azria and pair this classic with denim. Hit up to save up to 30-percent instantly on cute styles from The Limited by using a discount gift card.

Bold Blazers
While black, navy and charcoal blazers will never go out of style, you can take it up a notch this year with a brighter hue. My boss recently sported a poppy-colored blazer with jeans and looked totally fab. Pick yours up for less at places like Target or TJMaxx because this bright fad is sure to fade.

Neons and Pastels
In one of the many contradictory style statements crashing runways this spring, you can still flaunt your neons from 2011 and pastels from 2012 for a totally in-style 2013. I’m not usually one for neon, but I am a little obsessed with this Marissa Webb color pairing of acid yellow and dark olive. Peruse your closet for neon-and-neutral pairing opportunities, or combine both trends with last year’s neon denim and a pastel top.

One-tone Color
Color-blocking was the big trend last summer, but this spring Diesel, Rachel Zoe and others provided us with an alternative: one-tone color. Create an outfit using the same or similar tones of one color. Complete a casual look of pants, blouse and blazer with a skinny belt, which you can pick up from Target for $15 or less. Head-to-toe tangerine? Don’t mind if I do.

Short Suits
Short suits are having a moment this spring, with such designers as Donna Karan, Lela Rose and Christian Siriano showing of their signature styles. Structured and matchy-matchy seems to be the trend, but I like dressing down my blazers with jean shorts. Combine this trend with the bold blazer look to frugally kill two fashionable birds with one stone.

I used to hate stripes — until I woke up and realized they’re fabulous! Now I’m drawn to anything with stripes and apparently, so are designers. Marc Jacobs and Tommy Hilfiger featured two-piece striped suits in black-and-white and red-and-white. If these looks are too “referee” or “barbershop quartet” for your taste, break up the pattern with a solid piece.

Sheer Blouses
Jason Wu and Nicole Miller proved sheer button-ups are still in style — and still tricky to pull off. Bold patterns or strategically placed pockets will enable you to sport this trend without feeling too exposed. For example, this black polka-dot number from Old Navy is patterned enough for your to pull off without a cami, plus it’s a bargain at less than $15.

And by “nude” I mean the color, not the state of being. Fabric that closely matches your skin color is both chic and in-style right now. Since light-colored pants invite dirt, coffee stains and the occasional dollop of froyo, I suggest finding a cute top for this trend. This light cotton blouse from Mango fits the bill without stretching your budget.

Kendal Perez is a frugal fashionista and bargain shopper who helps fellow shopaholics find hassle-free ways to save money. As the marketing coordinator for Kinoli Inc., site manager for a family of money-saving websites, Kendal has the resources to be an extreme couponer but prefers a less complicated approach to staying in-budget. Kendal has been quoted in such media outlets as People StyleWatch, CNN Money, FOX, ABC, NPR and Kiplinger Personal Finance. For savings tips and more information, visit