Black Friday is only a few days away and while many stores will be opened on Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday will still be the biggest shopping day of the year. So here are a list of stores and deals that you can find the great deals.  Remember my post about how to prepare for shopping on Black Friday? Well if not here are my 5 Tips to help with the madness on Black Friday.

So I’ve compiled a list of some of the biggest deals for Black Friday. Get your lists together. This is the best time to get your Christmas gifts and a few presents for yourself 🙂



  • H&M up to 70% off. Shop now through 11/30. They have items starting at $5. If you are one of the first 100 in the stores, then you have a chance to win $300 with the H&M scratch off.
  • ASOS up to 70% off on sale items. 20% mark down with the Code: GIMME20 (Use now through Monday)
  • Gap enjoy 60% off for the entire family
  • Aldo– 50% off on all shoes (full price only)
  • Mango up to 30% off
  • Nasty Gal– The Perfect 10! Up to 50% off
  • Old Navy will open Thursday at 7pm. The first 500 people on line will have a chance to win 1 million dollars
  • Banana Republic has “exceptional savings” for Black Friday
  • Forever 21 has pre-Black Friday deals with up to 50% off of select items. Black Friday items will start at $3
  • New York and Company has 50% off of everything for their pre-Black Friday Sale and the door busters on Black Friday are insane. You can get up to $70 of
  • BCBGMAXAZRIA 60% off
  • 6pm has up to 75% off of select items
  • Express has the ultimate passbook of savings for Black Friday

Department Stores– Many department stores are opening Thursday evening at 8pm. Click the links to see all of the deals and door busters


  • Sephora has great deals like limited edition products for $10 from Josie Maran, Bare Minerals, Lorac and More. Get the full run down over at Temptalia
  • MAC is releasing the Hautecore lipstick which is described as a true matte black. Check out swatches from Temptalia blackfriday3
  • OCC releases Stained Gloss called “Little Black Dress” (How cute is that name?) If you spend over $75 with OCC you will get the LBD lip stain for free
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  • Sneak Peek of Stila Cosmetics Black Friday Sale

Tech and Gaming

  • Best Buy– iPads, phones, TVs and more. Take advantage of the door busters!
  • Radio Shack– great holiday deals for the tech lover
  • Game Stop Xbox One, PS4? well take advantage of the deals!

Drug Stores and “Super Stores”

Since Fall is officially here I think it is time that we get into some hot beauty purchases for this season!

It’s no surprise that Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is a fan favorite of many makeup artists, beauty gurus, and makeup lovers, me included. The quality of the product is impeccable and it’s 100% Vegan. The lip tars and pigments last all day and the colors are bold and bright, so you will definitely be the center of attention.


For Fall 2013 they recently launched Modern Craft with modern cabaret performer Calpernia Adams as the face of this collections. The collection was inspired by 1920s Berlin and will have you wanting to go back in time.

The collection features 6 new lip tars

Role Play (Metallic), Anita (Matte), Black Metal Dahlia (Metallic) Dekadent (Stained Gloss), Sebastian (Matte), and Mein Herr (Stained Gloss)

Role Play (Metallic), Anita (Matte), Black Metal Dahlia (Metallic) Dekadent (Stained Gloss), Sebastian (Matte), and Mein Herr (Stained Gloss)

The collection also features 6 new Nail Lacquers

Lustgarten (Metallic), Man by Man (Metallic), Black Metal Dahlia (Metallic), Mein Herr (Satin), Sebastian (Metallic), Isherwood (Metallic)

Lustgarten (Metallic), Man by Man (Metallic), Black Metal Dahlia (Metallic), Mein Herr (Satin), Sebastian (Metallic), Isherwood (Metallic)

Lastly, there are 6 new shades for their colour concentrates as well

Top: Bauhaus, Melody, District Bottom: Vice, Grasshopper, Discipline

Top: Bauhaus, Melody, District
Bottom: Vice, Grasshopper, Discipline

At the event with Calpernia Adams in my gift bag was all 6 lip tars and all 6 colour concentrates. I’ve only worn the stained lip gloss, but now that fall is here, I can dip into the other colors.


Click here to purchase from the OCC Modern Craft Fall 2013 Collection


We’re only four days away from one of the summer’s biggest music festivals! I haven’t started packing for my little Philly weekend getaway because I’m making sure I have everything I need to “Survive Made in America.” Thousands of people are going to be in attendance and there are strict rules. Once you are in the festival you stay in until you are ready to leave because there is no re-entry. So I’ve come up with this little survival guide to get you through the two-day festival.

The website specifies what you cannot bring

  • Weapons of any kind
  • Fireworks or explosives
  • Illegal or Illicit substances of any kind
  • Outside food & drink (except your factory sealed water)
  • Pets (except service animals)
  • Flyers, handbills, posters, stickers (no solicitation allowed)
  • Chairs
  • Glass containers
  • Skateboards, motorized vehicles or Scooters
  • Coolers
  • Professional recording devices or cameras (no-detachable lenses or tripods or other commercial uses)
  • Glowsticks
  • Laser Pointers
  • Items to obstruct other fan’s views (kites, flag poles, large signs, etc)

Here is what you can bring

  • Blankets, towels
  • Umbrellas (small hand held only)
  • Factory sealed water bottle (1 per person up to 1 liter)
  • Empty water containers, empty Camelbacks
  • Non-professional cameras, flip-cams
  • Non framed backpacks and bags (subject to search)
  • Encouraged items: sunscreen, sunglasses, government issued ID, cash/debit card.
Remember to stay hydrated! Water is key especially in the heat and if you consume alcoholic beverages.

Remember to stay hydrated! Water is key especially in the heat and if you consume alcoholic beverages.

Her Goody Bag Survival Kit

It seems like a lot but all of these items can fit in a regular size cross body bag. So what would you include in your survival kit?

Still need ideas on what to wear? Check out our style guide for the festival

Disclaimer: Compensation was provided for this post by Hpnotiq via Single Edition Media Bling It On! Glam Hpnotiq Logo Version 1

One thing that takes my GLAM to the next level is makeup! I am no professional, I’ll leave that to my friend Kim, but I do know a few tips to get that “Beat Face” as many beauty mavens like to say.
So last month I introduced the Hpnotiq GLAM LOUDER contest with amazing shoes, this time they want to see your Glammest makeup.
So from today July 1st 2013 until July 14th 2013 submit your photos of your Glammest makeup looks. They can be looks of yourself or images that you find online.

Right now, I love the RiRi Hearts MAC Collection for the summer. Rihanna is already beautiful and doesn’t need much makeup but I think this photo is the ultimate summer glam look; a bold lip, bronzed skin for a summer glow, and subtle eyes.

So here is the glamorous prize that you can win, a beauty gift certificate to ULTA or Sephora for….wait for it……………
$1,200! I can only imagine the damage I could do in either of those stores with that amount of money.

You have until 11:59pm EST to enter. You can enter as many times as you want.

And get this… for this round, they are choosing not 1, not 2, not 3, but 4 winners to win $1200 to Sephora or ULTA!! If you are one of the 4 winners, you will also be eligible to compete in the final round for a chance to win the grand prize….drum roll please…a trip for you and three friends to go shopping with a celebrity in Los Angeles. The grand prize winner will also star in a professional photo shoot for the chance to be in a real Hpnotiq ad!

To enter click here or Hpnotiq’s Facebook. Also follow Hpnotiq on Twitter and tweet them using the hashtag #GLAMLOUDER
Here are the full contest rules

Ok now what you are waiting for go and “Beat that Face” and enter!

Hpnotiq GlamLouder Bling It On! Bottle Image

I missed out on the initial release of RiRi Woo  Rihanna’s debut collection with MAC and I won’t let that happen again. Tomorrow June 18th at 12pm EST MAC will release the second phase of the Rihanna Hearts MAC Collection.


This go round you can expect the rerelease of RiRi Woo and two additional matte lipsticks RiRi Boy– a bold and vivid shade of lavender (that matte version of Up the Amp which is very popular amongst beauty lovers every where) and Heaux (ha!) which is described as a matte deep berry.

The collection also features lustre drops which is basically liquid bronzer appropriately named Barbados Girl. Bronzer is a must to get the island glow for the summer

Lastly you will also find Hibiscus Kiss which is a coral blush and bronzer duo


Matte Lipstick- RiRi Woo, RiRi Boy, Heaux ($15 each)

Blush/Bronzer Duo- Hibiscus Kiss ($26)

Lustre Drops- Barbados Girl ($20)

I will probably get the lipsticks only. I have tons of bronzers and coral blushes. I will not be a makeup hoarder lol.

The collection is available online only so get familiar with the MAC website now if you aren’t Click Here

Are you looking forward to picking up anything from this collection?