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July 11, 2012 / Live the Lux

Neon bags

I most definitely love neon bags… neon anything really.  Maybe it’s a by product of being an 80’s child but the brighter the better, especially when it comes to accessories!

Neon bags

July 10, 2012 / Live the Lux

Tuesday sales and specials!

Bare Escentuals:  Have you joined Friends and Benefits??

Bluefly:  THE ENTIRE SITE is up to 75% off – NO EXCLUSIONS!

Chinese Laundry:  What do you think of the new “Controversy”?

e.l.f. cosmetics:  50% off orders of $20+ with code BDHALF until July 11.

Go Jane:  30% off all sale pages with code BONUS30.

HauteLook:  Winter Kate, Rachel Pally, Jessica Simpson shoes!

July 9, 2012 / Live the Lux

Happy Monday! Logo - 125x40:  July 9 – 11:  Alexander McQueen, Burberry, BCBG Generation and MORE!

e.l.f. Brushes:  Glamour magazine named e.l.f’s Studio Powder brush a best buy under $10! I use this brush for bronzer and occasionally, have used it as a foundation brush! LOVE it for $3!

Intermix:  40% off all sale and FREE SHIPPING for orders over $150!

Kitson:  FREE SHIPPING on orders over $75!

Manhattanite:  Save 35% on their featured brands!

nyx cosmetics:  Enter on Lucky magazine’s website for a chance at a $50 gift certificate to nyx! Also check out nyx’s new Curve Liner and save 10% on it with code THECURVE at!
Rachel Roy:  25% off select dresses and FREE SHIPPING on US orders over $50 until July 10.  Shop NEW Wildfox Couture, I love their quirky designs:

Sephora:  Now offers FREE SHIPPING on orders over $50!

Stila Cosmetics:  50% off sets featured on Good Morning America – TODAY ONLY! Also:

:  $30/$20/$10 sale racks!

ULTA Beauty:  FREE SHIPPING with orders over $25 and code 88432 AND:

Urban Decay:  Just launched the Smoked palette – “the biggest thing since Naked”!

Urban Minx:  25% off sitewide with code SUMMERMAD, FREE SHIPPING on US orders over $50 with code FREESHIP50.  PLUS check out their coupons section.

Wet Seal:  Stock up on basic tanks – 5/$20 and FREE SHIPPING on orders over $50!

July 3, 2012 / Live the Lux

Last minute July 4th wear!

Summer Music Festival Style: Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood is just too cute in spangly shorts and a flag tank.  Recreate her look just in time for tomorrow’s fireworks with pieces from stores that are probably near you.

Sequined flag tank – Forever 21


Foiled flag tank – Wet Seal

Sequin jogging shorts – Forever 21


Carrie’s shorts too much sparkle for you?  These have just a hint on the cuff!

Sparkly denim shorts – Aeropostale

July 3, 2012 / Live the Lux

Happy July 3rd!

Are you ready for the holiday Luxxies?  I AM! Five days off starting tomorrow.  Looks like I can get some shopping done! I am so excited for today’s post, the biggest one yet.  I’ve spent all morning scouring the web for deals just for you.
If there’s a website or brand you’d like me to cover or if I missed something good, please leave a comment or email me at  Also, follow me on Twitter!
Have a fantastic Fourth of July!

  • – Hundreds of items for $17.76 or less, ends on July 4 at 11:45 pm PST! BCBG Max Azria up to 75% off, ends July 5.  ALWAYS FREE SHIPPING!
  • Alice and Olivia – 15% off and FREE SHIPPING!
  • Azalea Boutique – FREE SHIPPING on orders over $50 and 20% off your first purchase when you sign up for their mailing list!
  • Banana Republic40% off all ready reduced items with code BRSTARS until July 4!
  • bare escentuals – “unbelievable deals on the best in beauty” – July 3 and 4 – I saw the Summer Lovin’ Collection for $25 which includes Trophy Wife eye color, Rose Gold Radiance, Orbit metallic eyeliner, Allure/Savvy Pretty Amazing Duo and a Full Tapered Eye and Blush brush.
  • benefit cosmetics – Deluxe sample of sunbeam and an Ultra Radiance Facial Re-hydrating mini mist with any $35 purchase with code SUNSHINE through July 31.
  • Red, White & Beautiful – 40-50% off selected products at BHCosmetics Logo through July 5!
  • Big Daddy Beauty – $10 off $60 with code JULY10 and $25 off $125 orders with JULY25.
  • bliss banner– Free bag with 4 favorites with any purchase over $75 with code FIREWORKS.
  • Body Central – biggest sale of the year!
  • Bluefly – Summer blowout sale, up to 80% off!
  • 25% off clearance at Chinese Laundry with code ALIST712 through July 6.
  • Coach – You can still use your 30% off in Coach stores! PS.) The doggie video on the website is ADORABLE!
  • Couture Candy– ENDS TOMORROW:  25% off with code USA.
  • e.l.f cosmetics
    Bogo 50% Off!
  • Forever 21 – Summer sale up to 80% off!
  • GoJane – 25% off with code 4TH25A until July 5!
  • Lancome – Sign up for their emails and be entered to win a $500 Summer Shopping Indulgence.
  • Laura Mercier – FREE SHIPPING on all orders until July 7 with code LMSHOP72.
  • lovemode – 30% off sitewide!
  • Macy’s – Extra 15% off and FREE SHIPPING with code FOURTH on orders over $99!
  • Shop Manhattanite Logo - 88x31  – 30% off with code STARS30 until July 6 plus $5 flat rate shipping every day!
  • Modnique – Louis Vuitton on sale for one more day!
  • Neiman Marcus – FREE SHIPPING with code JULYFS until July 31! Plus 40% off all ready reduced prices.
  • Old Navy – 15% off your purchase or 20% off if you use your Old Navy, Gapcard or Bananacard! Use code ONJULY until July 5! I love their jersey maxi dress!
  • Pink Mascara – 25% off sitewide with code PMJULY25.
  • PiperLime – Lime Tag sale – up to 60% off!
  • Rachel Pally – Sign up for emails and receive 20% off your first purchase and FREE SHIPPING! (I love the Rib Echo dress for the beach!)
  • Sephora – Weekly special – pick your mini with code FORALL at checkout online.
  • shopbop – Shop new markdowns!
  • Singer 22 – Like them on Facebook for 10% off and a chance to win a $500 gift certificate!
  • tarte – FREE full size Lip Surgence with purchases over $75 and 10% off sitewide with code JULY4 through (you guessed it) July 4 and FREE SHIPPING on orders over $40!
  • tobi – 40% off sitewide! You will have to like them on Facebook first.  I am so excited about this sale! I love this site to death.  Byebye paycheck!
  • Shop Too Faced Cosmetics – FREE SHIPPING on all US orders with code HAPPY4TH until July 4!
  • ULTA Beauty– Exclusive! Urban Decay Midnight Cowgirl makeup bag and the Naked 2 palette with free mini lipgloss!
  • Urban Minx – 25% off sitewide including clearance with code SUMMERMAD.
  • Victoria’s Secret – 3 days left of the Semi-Annual Sale plus FREE SHIPPING on orders $100+ with code SHIPVS12.
July 2, 2012 / Live the Lux

It’s Monday again!

Happy Monday, luxxies!

            • Intermix:  Extra 40% off sale items for savings up to 75%! Plus FREE SHIPPING on orders over $150.  Also, win a $1500 gift card to Intermix with Intermix and PureWow.  Details here!
            • Wet Seal:  5 for $20 clearance ends today!
            • shopbop:  Summer sale – 100s of items up to 70% off!
            • Natural skinshop – 15% off order! Code:  NSS15
              120x90 Natural Skin Shop Coupon
            • Zappos:  4th of July clearance event and FREE SHIPPING!
            • Pink Mascara:  25% off sitewide with code PMJULY25 and FREE SHIPPING on orders over $75!
            • Ulta:  best prices of the season on sexy hair, AG Haircare and ABBA liters online and Redken, Joico, Matrix and more in store! FREE SHIPPING on orders over $50!
              Buy 2/get 1 free on sexy hair, ABBA, KMS California and more online and Redken, Matrix, Chi and more in store!
              FREE travel size eyeshadow brush with any $35 bare minerals purchase.
              TWO FREE gifts with $25 benefit purchase – sleeping mask and Stay Don’t Stray deluxe mini!
            • GoJane:  25% off everything with code:  4TH25A until July 5!
            • stila:  20% when you sign up for their email newsletter! FREE SHIPPING on orders of $50+
            • e.l.f. Mineral Makeup:  10 free mineral eyeshadows with code BDMINERALS on orders over $30! FREE SHIPPING with code SHIP25 on orders over $25! Expires at midnight!
            • CoutureCandy:  25% off with code USA until July 4.
            • bare Minerals:  FREE Stroke of Light Eye Brightener deluxe sample with any SPF 20 Concealer with code BRIGHTEYES.
            • Michael Stars:  FREE SHIPPING on orders over $150.
            • besame cosmetics:  brightening violet powder – 50% off ($11) with code luckydaily1 until 10:59 am ET on July 3!
            • Too Faced Cosmetics:  FREE SHIPPING with code HAPPY4TH until July 4.
            • philosophy:  divine makeup – FREE SHIPPING on orders over $50.
            • LATE ADD:  Sephora:  Pick your mini with code FORALL at checkout.
            • LADE ADD:  stila:  Preview the Fall 2012 collection!
July 2, 2012 / Live the Lux

My favorite DIY!

Good morning Luxxies! I love a good DIY crafty project, especially if I can wear it! With DIY you can add your own spin on things and come up with a completely, uniquely “YOU” piece.  Yeah! These are some of my favorites I’ve found around the net.  Pictures are from the respective owner’s blogs they are NOT my creations!

No Sew! 4th of July Tank at LeJeune’s Life As We Know It blog.

Just in time for the 4th!


DIY Galaxy Jeans at The Sun Was High.

I am so madly in love with these jeans!  Noémie’s tutorial is very thorough, I think you’ll do fine!


These next 3 are ways to glitter up scuffed soles, flats or heels – yes please! I am a notorious foot dragger with the scuffs to prove it.

Glitter soles at Could I Have That.

Glitter flats at We Are Not Martha


Glitter heels at Wobisobi


Bleach painting on A Beautiful Mess

The possibilities are endless with this!

Bleach paint DIY