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Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty (March 13 – April 2)

Ulta's 21 Days of Beauty is back - you won't find better cosmetics deals!

It’s Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty!!! 

Ulta is having awesome deals on top brands, most marked down to half price…for ONE day each!  This is a great chance to catch up on those gift cards you received for Christmas, or stock up for the year.  Maybe even get start your Christmas shopping early!

Sunday, March 13th…IT cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Finishing Powder $12 (reg $24)
Philosophy Microdelivery Exfoliating Face Wash $14  (reg $28)

Monday, March 14th…Stila One Step Correct $18 (reg $36)

Tuesday, March 15th…Smashbox Baked Fusion Softlights $16 (reg $32)

Wednesday, March 16th…Bare Minerals Loose Eyeshadow $7.50 (reg $15)

Thursday, March 17th…Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick $11 (Reg $22)
Exuviance AP25 Peel $37.50 (Reg $75)

Friday, March 18th…Tarte Clay Paint Liner $12 (reg $24)
Clarisonic –  any White Device or Alpha Fit $30 off

Saturday, March 19th…Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush $15 (reg $30)
Philosophy Purity Cleansing Cloths 30 count $7.50 (reg $15)

Sunday, March 20th…PUR Cosmetics 4-in-1 mineral powder foundation $19.50 (reg $29.50)
DermaDoctor Kakadu C Cleaner & Serum $18-$47.50 (reg $36-$95)

Monday, March 21st…Too Faced Lip Injection Plumping Lip Gloss $11 (reg $22)

Tuesday March 22nd…Mally Beauty Face Defender $25 (reg $40)

Wednesday, March 23rd…Butter London Nail Lacquer & Patent Shine 10 x Lacquer $10 (reg $15-$18)

Thursday, March 24th…Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water $16 (reg $32)
Strivectin $17.50 (reg $35)

Friday, March 25th…Anastasia Beverly Hills Perfect Brow Pencil $12 (reg $23)
Serovital-HGH Dietary Supplement 120 ct $69.30 (reg $99)

Saturday, March 26th…Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara $10 (reg $21)
Mario Badescu Entire Brand Line ~ 25% off

Sunday, March 27th…IT brushes for Ulta Airbrush All Over Shadow Brush $7 (reg $14)
Dermalogica Everyday Essentials Set $9 (reg $18)

Monday, March 28th…PUR Cosmetics Dirty Girl Mudd Masque $18 (reg $29)

Tuesday, March 29th…Laura Geller New York Baked Blush-n-Brighten $15 (reg $28)

Wednesday, March 30th…Lorac Riesling Romance Eye Shadow Palette $15 (reg $70)

Thursday, March 31st…Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner $11 (reg $22)
Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Anti Wrinkle Booster Serum $37.50 (reg $75)

Friday, April 1st…Bareminerals Blush or All Over Face Color $10-$10.50 (reg 20-$21)
Peter Thomas Roth Un Wrinkle 4 pc kit $44 (reg $88)

Saturday, April 2nd…IT Cosmetics No 50 serum primer $24 (reg 48)
Murad Acne Clarifying Cleanser $14 (reg $28)

Perfect Fall Hairstyle: Fishtail Wrapped Bun Tutorial

Photo Hair Tutorial - Fishtail Wrapped Bun - how cute and perfect for hoodie weather!


“Fishtail braids continue to be all the rage right and this hairstyle features two of them,” explains Latest-Hairstyles.com contributor Melissa Cook. “This fishtail wrapped updo is quick and easy once you get the braiding part down, and the perfect hairstyle to keep in your beauty repertoire. This look is both trendy and chic, and luckily it looks trickier than it actually is to create!”


I personally love this style because it goes perfect with sweaters and fall weather.  I am so excited to try it out!


What You Need:

  • 2 alligator clips
  • 4 elastic bands
  • 1 donut bun
  • 3-6 hair pins
  • hairspray


Step 1

With a part on the right side, separate off a portion of hair from the part down to the left ear. Clip off the back portion of hair with an alligator clip.


Step 2

Pick up a section of hair near the part and begin a fishtail French braid. This is done by dividing the section into two halves and crossing small sections of hair underneath to the opposite side while incorporating hair into the braid each time.


Step 3

When all of the hair is brought into the braid, finish braiding the section down into a regular fishtail braid.


Step 4

Gently pull on the edges of the braid to loosen and create a fuller braid. Tie off the end with a clear elastic band.


Step 5

Repeat the previous steps creating another braid on the right side of the head.


Step 6

Let down the hair at the back and sweep it up into a low ponytail, tying it off with another elastic band.


Step 7 

Take a hair donut and wrap it over the ponytail.


Step 8

Spread the hair around the donut and wrap another hair band over the top to secure it.


Step 9

Twist the hair sticking out from the donut and wrap it around the base of the bun.


Step 10

Pin down the ends with a hair pin.


Step 11

Pick up the braid from the right side of the head and wrap it over the top of the bun and around to the left side.


Step 12

Slide in some hair pins to secure the braid against the head.


Step 13

Now wrap the braid from the left side over the bun.


Step 14

Pin this braid down with another hair pin.


Step 15

Shower the style with hairspray and smooth down any flyaways.


We are ready for 2015 Holiday Gift Guide Submissions!

Join our holiday gift guide to give your products more exposure before Christmas!


My favorite of the year is on it’s way and I am so excited!  In celebration, we will be putting together a holiday gift guide to show you some of our favorite products, newly released products, and other gift ideas!

Readers: Stay tuned for our gift guide!  We’ve already started trying out new products to see whether they are worthy of a spot.  Feel free to comment with your recommendations!

PR/Brands: Do you have products that would make great Christmas presents or stocking stuffers this year?  I would love to collaborate with you and find out just what you have in mind!  Please email us at FamilyCentsability@gmail.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


Types of gifts we would like to include:

  • Toys, kid’s apparel, accessories, etc (any age accepted, however we are most able to try and photograph those for boys aged 3-5) – superheroes are a plus!
  • Electronics, accessories (i.e. new releases of Xbox One games for teens/dads, games for the family and kids, etc)
  • Gift baskets
  • Home decor
  • Gifts for moms and dads, grandparents
  • Unique gifts (handmade, personalized, etc)
  • Stocking stuffers


My Amazing Hair Secrets never fails to amaze me!

What's your hair secret?


You may remember I reviewed some hair styling products from My Amazing Hair Secrets last year.  They were pretty awesome!  I recently had the opportunity to try a few more products and I’m yet again impressed.


The line of products currently includes:

  • My Amazing Blow Dry Secret Quick Dry Shake’n Spray
  • My Amazing Blow Dry Secret Shampoo
  • My Amazing Blow Dry Secret Conditioner
  • My Amazing Blow Dry Secret Dry Shampoo Sheer Spray
  • My Amazing Color Boost+ Secret
  • My Amazing Repair and Shine Secret
  • My Amazing Leave In Secret Spray Conditioner+


I admit, I am usually leery of serums as my hair is quite picky.  With My Amazing Repair and Shine Secret, my hands don’t even feel greasy afterwards, let alone my hair!  After use, my hair feels and looks smoother, shinier, and easier to comb through.

My Amazing Leave In Secret Spray Conditioner+ was also had pleasant results.  While I do not color my hair often, I use a flat iron and it gets brittle at times.  My hair definitely needs the added hydration and protection that this leave in conditioner provides.

While I am overjoyed at how well the rest of the products work, I was a little disappointed in the dry shampoo.  It just didn’t seem to work as well as other brands I’ve tried and when I sprayed more, it just left my hair feeling as if it was covered in hair spray.  I will continue to experiment with it but I feel as though it isn’t for me.

I would also like to mention if you are a stylist and work in a salon, My Amazing Hair Secrets has salon accessories and a refillable 360° stylist sprayer bottle allowing for less hand fatigue.

College students and busy moms, trust me, you’ll love My Amazing Blowdry Secret products since they’ll save you time!


Disclosure:  We were provided complimentary product(s) in return for an honest review.  All opinions presented are those of our own.  

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