Hello, friends! First off I want to welcome you back to MissMaven.com. You may have noticed I took a little break during the holidays just to get some rest. I extended my break into January because I also wanted to update the look of my blog, so I hope you like it! This is me officially signing back on.

Now, on to the fun stuff!

By now you must know I am totally in love with the LORAC Alter Ego Lipsticks. These are just the most beautifully pigmented matte lipstick shades, and despite being a matte formula my lips never get dry. It’s really the most unique lip formula I’ve used! LORAC has just come out with a gift set, which you can find at Kohl’s, featuring a sleek new gold packaging. The gift set includes five of their best selling shades, and three of my personal favorites happen to be in it! (That would be Duchess, CEO, and my number one: Seductress.)

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If you’re subscribed to my YouTube channel you may have seen that I created my version of Rapunzel from the upcoming film, Into The Woods.

Check out the video here and see below for the list of products:

Bellami 240g 24inch extensions in Mochachino Brown ***use code TENI to get $5 off your purchase
Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow
Benefit Hello Flawless! Foundation in Beige
Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer in Light-Medium Sand
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Powder in Medium
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Dollface
Charlotte Tilbury Film Star Highlighter
theBalm Betty LouManizer
Motives In the Nude Palette
⇢ Evening
⇢ Fawn
⇢ Miami Glow
⇢ Luxe
Tarte Precision Longwear Liner pen
Eyeko Black Magic Mascara
Eyeko Lash Wardrobe false eyelashes
LORAC PRO Brow in Brunette
Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Pink Peony
Motives Mineral Lipshine in Celeb
Nail polish: Butter London “Cotton Buds”


If your schedule is anything like mine, you’re probably still scrambling to pick up some last minute gifts for Christmas! Not to worry, though: I’ve curated a list of beauty buys that are easy to get your hands on for a stress-free shopping experience that’ll leave your recipients happy!

EcoTools Full Volume Styler Brush

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Any chance I get to rave about this brush, I’ll take it! Personally, I’ve been using this brush to blow out my difficult mane for almost a year now. In fact, I’m going to stock up on a couple more just in case these ever stop getting made! Every woman with medium length to long hair needs this in her hairstyling arsenal, so why not gift it to the ladies in your life? At a modest $10.99, it’s great for anyone from a co-worker to your BFF.

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Transitioning from fall makeup to winter makeup requires a few minor tweaks to go from the warm and cozy looks of autumn to a more icy, rosy winter look. When I think of winter makeup I immediately think of a cool, pearly highlight paired with soft berry lips, and an altogether softer look, whereas fall is our chance to go for more bold and daring looks with deeper, darker shades.

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So many of my favorite beauty products are from Sigma, most especially their eye shadow palettes! Among my favorites are the Resort Palette, which came out a long time ago, (now the individual shadows are available, you can see them here!) and the Brilliant & Spellbinding Palette, which is a more recent release. Another classic favorite is the Paris Palette, with rich, pigmented shadows and blushes all in one kit.

But no matter which products you’re hooked on, Sigma is having two big promotions for Black Friday and Cyber Monday… Keep reading!!

I know a lot of my readers and viewers are international residents, so Sigma is catering to everyone with this promotion: Beginning now through 11/28 (11:59pm Pacific Standard Time) every single order, whether domestic or international, will ship for free! To take advantage of this promotion, just enter code BF2014 at checkout.

As for Cyber Monday, Sigma is offering 20% off sitewide with code CM2014. (Valid only on December 1 from 12am to 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time.) So all those Sigma goodies you’ve been eyeing but haven’t committed to buying yet, now is the time!!