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Well, this year being what it is, with the economy in a slump, I’ve got to say that discount shopping is on the rise! S’Kay! ‘Cause I gots some great discount shops to blab about.

First Up, for the Ladies! BEAUTY PRODUCTS!

As some of you know, my favorite store online is for discount beauty products is BeautyVice, and this Christmas makes me love them even more. They have a Super Christmas Sale they’ve started, with plenty of chances to win even more coupons!

On their main site, they’ve got Atopalm, Murad, Rene Furterer, Natura Bisse, Z. Bigatti, Peter Thomas Roth, Burberry, Escada and MD Skincare at 15% Off their regular price! Let’s put it this way, their regular price is between 20% and 40% Off of retail, so you can really find awesome bargains here.  But wait, there’s more!  If your a beauty coupon hunter like me, they’ve got a few super secret coupons waiting for you!  If you just join their forum and add a comment here, you’ll be getting two separate beautyvice coupons via email.  How cool is that?  Head on over there and sign up today!

Stylebell.com is running a special Holiday Gifts Sale with ton of wonderful hair care!

Now for the Gents in your Life.

For that special manly man in your life who fixes you home and loves his tools, head on over to toolbarn.com and grab him something special from their Holiday Shopping Gift Guide.  Not sure what he needs?  Pick up 50 Barn Bucks and let him have at it!

More Christmas Shopping Fun coming soon!

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Hubby gave me this beautiful Shit Zu puppy, all white and black and rambunctious, that we’ve called  Maxine.  As soon as I can get some pix up I will.  She is the cutest little thing and very much a prissy girl like here momma.  Total diva in training.  So I decided to do that diligent mommy thing and find her the very best diva doggy stuff I can find.  Let me tell you, I think I’m having as much fun shopping for this little girl as I would shopping for myself.  Anywho, off to PetSmart I go.  There are a ton of really great stuff there, but I decide that maybe I want to do a little more shopping online.  Lo and behold, your shopping diva finds great pet supplies at ProperPet.  What a great selection!  Easy to navigate and really fast!

Puppy Collars

Pink Puppy Collar for my Diva in training

Puppy Play along plush toy

Plush Play along Toy

(check out the sounds it makes)

I particularly love the selection of puppy collars and these beautiful plush toys like the play along puppets from digger.  A really fantastic selection at a great price.

Well chickas, the rumblepup will just love this little spat of spending.   I’m off to do more doggy shopping.

So you guys know that the chichi is all about all thing beauteous, including my favorite beauty products and beauty supplies, but one of my favorite places on the web to look at things we don’t ever think about until it’s too late has come to mind lately. Our backyard has certainly developed over that past year, and I’ve always wanted a kind of Eastern, Moroccan, Indian mix to get away from everything.

Well, a little San Tropez thrown in as well.

So one of the things I noticed that was missing was an awesome patio umbrella. I mean, you just don’t think about it until it comes up. I’ve know about Cushions And Umbrellas for some time, really loving the outdoor fabrics, and I’ve even put them in my favorites link. Now I’m really taking a look at their offerings, and I’m truly astounded.

They feature things like Dual Wind Vents, when everybody else sells dinky Single Wind Vents. What’s a Wind Vent? Well, it’s the opening at the top of the umbrella where wind and heat pass through, so your umbrella doesn’t fly off, or become an oven under the sun. Nobody else sells that. And cushions! They feature fantastic sunbrella cushions in wonderful colors that help you create any kind of outdoor look you want. What’s Sunbrella? Well, Sunbrella fabric is a 100% solution dyed acrylic which is perfect for outdoor and marine use. It’s soft to the touch and water resistant. Really water resistant. I recently spilled a little of water on a friends cushion, and it just beaded and rolled off. Yeeeee! (Thank God, almost had to run out of her house because of the embarrassment) How do I know all this? Well, for one thing, the site is full of fantastic information, and you really get a sense that they love what they do.

Why do I keep asking these third person questions? Because it’s fun.

Shopping there makes me happy. Take your time though. From what I understand, there overhauling their inventory within even more beauteous things, so shop, find out what you want, and when your ready, buy it up chicas!

Yes, it’s true. Chichibeauty has been know to take a chocolate bath from time to time. The theory is, chocolate, when eaten, causes your body to produce the same endorphins as when your in love. That’s why there are so many chocolate fiends out there. But the problem is you need a shower when you finish a chocolate bath, and if your not careful, the chocolate gets into all these crazy places.

But I just tried the Chocolate Bath Bomb, and I’ve got to say, booya. Ok wait. BOOYA!

I loved it. It has a fizzing action that release soothing cocoa butter and all natural cocoa into the bath. At $15 a bomb, you’ve got to try this out.

Hey Chica’s! Sorry I’ve been away so long, but I’m here to give you guys the scoop on what has to be the best sales on the net, BAR NONE!

My favorite store in the world is having a massive sale on:

Cellex-C – 15% OFF

GoSmile – 20% OFF

Kinerase – 20% OFF

Peter Thomas Roth – 20% OFF

Janson Beckett – 20% OFF

June Jacobs – 20% OFF

MD Skincare – 20% OFF

Atopalm – 15% OFF

and what is probably the most impressive sale of all, Natura Bisse, one of the most exclusive and expensive brands in the skin care industry, is on a special 15% OFF Sale. Now I can get my favorite, Natura Bisse Diamond Extreme Anti-Aging Cream! I know that rumblepup will get it for me. ;P

Equally surprising is the sale on ultra exclusive Z.Bigatti Skin Care, 10% OFF! Chica’s, these products are NEVER discounted!

And here it is, HOLD THE PHONE! One of the hottest skin care lines of last year, Dr. Brandt, released a special KIT, for both Poreless and Lineless lines. Well, to top off their BADASS SALE, banler.com has come out swinging with something special for everyone.

The Dr. Brandt Lineless Essentials Kit, which normally sells for 65.00, is on sale for 32.00!

Add to that the Dr. Brandt Poreless Essentials Kit, for 30.00, when it normally sells for 55-58.00 anywhere else, and you’ve got a special skincare offering that just doesn’t come along every day.

I know I’ve harped on and on about them again and again and again, but it’s sales like these that make’s banler.com my absolute favorite, and why I hate skinstore.com

Bring out the Plastic!

Hi, I’m back. Aren’t you glad you waited? This time let’s get honest about a woman’s lips. A woman’s lips are a beautiful thing. They come in all shapes and sizes from thin to Angelina- pouty (hate the perfect bitch goddess). But that’s okay, I guess…I’m getting over the Angelina thing, I promise….now we girls can change or should I say enhance our lips with all kinds of stuff, lip injections, lip serums ( I tried one once, the lip serum that is, I looked like I had a permanent pucker for a week!) But in all honesty, me being the natural girl that I am and wanting to enhance that natural goddess-like beauty I possess, I choose to enhance my in-between thin and somewhat pouty lower lip with the more conventional products. Don’t get me wrong ladies, these two products are up their in their own class.

Like most goddesses, I am a M.A.C. lipstick and Lustreglass (M.A.C.’s more sophisticated alternative to simple chunky, sticky lip gloss) devotee. Even on those days when I can’t bear to wear makeup (a rare day for me), I must leave the house with two things: My M.A.C. lipstick in Viva Glam V and then at night I top it off with a light coat of M.A.C. Lustreglass Lip gloss in Pinkarat. These two products rock, let’s face it, they’re neutral shades that every gloriously gifted color of skin woman can wear and wear them well. The Viva Glam V is a really sweet pink, subtle yet makes a statement. No, it’s not that tacky shit pink that only really pale women can wear. The Lustreglass lip gloss in Pinkarat gives you sheen and a sophisticated pearlized finish perfect for those club lights that shine on your face as you rock the night away!

I have to tell you that besides being absolutely flattering to every woman’s color palette, I am in love with the Viva Glam V also because every cent, yes every cent raised by purchasing this $14.00 tube of lipstick goes straight to support the fight against HIV/AIDS. Spread the love my friends, but spread it wisely.

Acne bites.

Acne blows.

Acne sucks.

Let me not keep my feelings in here. I’ve hated acne since that very first little zit showed up on chin when I was twelve, and it’s been a solid, red hate since then.

I mean, there you go, a pretty girl with nearly flawless skin, strutting around making all the girls without flawless skin jealous (we’re terrible when it comes to comparisons, or did you guess?) and up pops this zit that screams out at the world “Oily skinned bitch here!”

FTS.

Acne is the enemy. Acne must die a terrible, painful death. We must all do our part in wiping out zits, blackheads, white heads, in-growns, blemishes, red volcanic inflamed pimples from hell, so that we, the silky lotus flowers of the world, can continue to strut without worry of what the other bitch thinks.

Luckily, there’s science and technology to come to the rescue. That rocks! I mean, finally all the chemicals and solutions and testing and mixing have come together to bring us….

wait for it….

Rodan + Fields.

The creators of Proactiv have a line of skin care that’s really something to stand back and give praise about. The UNBLEMISH line of products is actually a regimen that this chichibeauty has come to love. Although I’m usually a Murad girl, especially at great prices, I can honestly say that I’m impressed.

The Unblemish Regimen has to be my favorite. A full line of products, this package includes:

  • acne medicated cleanser
  • facial toner
  • acne medicated lotion

That should be used together to get the best effect.

So now I can be the perfect chichibeauty, and kiss my rumblepup, without any sicko zits. Of course, I’ll go out and show all the other girls my cool, smooth skin, just to be the A Numero Uno BIATCH in my hood, but that’s another topic.