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Off the Rack: Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips Holiday Collection


Just wanted to share some real-life pics of the Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips Holiday 2011 collection, which I found at my local Target (thanks to a tip from a reader!). After seeing the product pics, I was certain the plaid would be my favorite, but after seeing them in person, I think I'm loving the Prep's School silver argyle print even more. Something about the metallic finish really makes these pop while the preppy print keeps them chic. I didn't end up buying a set just yet (I'm a bit neurotic) but I know I'll go back for them eventually. Not like I don't visit Target every other week! Have you scooped up a set yet? Were they as good in person as you had expected?

BB's Best Bets: Cyber Monday Sales




Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend! Ready to get your shop on? Again? Here's a round-up of some of my favorite Cyber Monday fashion and beauty sales, deals and coupon codes. Don't forget to check RetailMeNot.com before you check out for additional coupons (some sites let you stack 'em, too.) This list includes some of my affiliates. Share your faves in the comments!

Forever 21: Up to 90% off plus free shipping with no minimum. Also, get 10% off orders of $100 or more with code TENOFF (Valid 11/28 - 12/5/11)

Lulus.com: Additional 30% off all sale items with code CyberSALE

BeautyTicket.com: Extra 50% off everything with code cyber50

Swirl.com: Cyber Monday blow-out sale, dresses under $49, boots and handbags starting at $19, over 150 holiday gift ideas under $50 and much more. No code needed!

ZARA: Up to 50% off select items online and in stores

Francesca's Collections: 30% off the entire site (sale items included) and half-off denim plus free standard shipping

Akira: 25% off all regular priced shoes and accessories (excludes Grey Ant sunglasses and JC Spike) with code cyber25. Expires Monday 11:59pm CST

Lands' End Canvas: 30% off everything plus free shipping with code DRUMSTICK, pin 1121

JewelMint.com: New customers get any piece for $9.99 with code CYBER999

Gilt Groupe: New sales and door busters every 3 hours starting at 12pm ET. Spend over $250 and receive a $50 credit to spend on the site between November 20th and December 11th. Pay for shipping on your first purchase, then receive free shipping on additional purchases throughout the day.

New York & Co.: 50% off everything plus free shipping with code 2129

JCrew.com: 25% off everything online only plus free shipping with code SURPRISE

Express.com: 30% off everything plus free shipping

Sunglass Hut: Take an additional 50% off sale items

Shopbop.com: Spend $250, get $50 off with code BIGEVENT

bebe.com: 20% off your entire regular priced order plus free shipping with code REDHAUTE

Urban Outfitters: 10% off with code PARTY plus free shipping on $50

Bag Inc.: $20 off of $100+ with code TWENTY

DKNY.com: 28% off your purchase today plus free shipping

GlobalGirlfriend.com: Free shipping on US orders over $20 with code WISH

Shop It To Me: Sign up now to get a personalized Cyber Monday sales newsletter delivered to your inbox

WantedShoes.com: 25% off everything plus free shipping, no code needed

ZARA Woman November 2011 Lookbook




The ZARA Woman November 2011 lookbook is out, and it's a beautiful mix of prints and textures, timeless silhouettes and just a hint of grunge to keep things interesting. I'm in love with all the unique combinations, like the ordinarily rugged denim shirt paired with a ladylike lace skirt (above) or a lumberjack plaid tucked into an elegant chiffon maxi skirt. There's also an intoxicating floral print blouse that must be mine (styled with shorts and a feather clutch), and it's just $49.90. Browse these and other pieces now at Zara.com, and don't miss the incredible on-going Cyber Weekend sale at Zara stores and online at Zara.com where select items are up to 50% off.

Keep reading to see all the looks. See anything you can't live without?

BB's Weekly Fashion Link Round Up




InStyle rounds up the week's best celebrity outfits.

The Curvy Fashionista shows you images from new plus-size brand eloquii by The Limited.

Vogue gives us a look at Lauren Bush and David Lauren's rustically elegant wedding.

The Grindstone shares 10 facts you should know about women-owned businesses for Small Business Saturday.

All Women Stalk rounds up 7 phenomenal petite fashion blogs.

College Candy rounds up 8 stylish structured bags under $20.

Simplicity Is the Ultimate Sophistication whips up some delicious Pumpkin Gooey Cake.

The Coveted reveals 5 must-have hair products that battle frizz.

Super Glam News is loving Nicky Minaj and Ricky Martin for MAC Viva Glam.

Find out who won my Target Beauty Giveaway and enter this week's giveaway for a $100 Kohl's giftcard.