What To Get! What to get?!

It’s that stressful time of year again, where we all struggle with what to get our loved ones for the holiday season. This is also the weekend of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, and this year more stores and manufacturers are steering more online when it comes to their deals.

I have decided to take it upon myself to compile as many money saving deals into a list as I can to help you, my wonderful readers. Note that I may get wording wrong, it is always best to double check the store’s website to make sure the sale is still on!

1. 50% off sitewide sale on ElfCosmetics.com 

I don’t know when this sale ends, but I love elf anyways because it’s quality makeup at affordable prices, and the fact they are having 50% off sitewide makes it even more fun! The only exclusions is anything marked “NEW” which you will have to pay full price on. I bought 17 items that would usually cost me $49-$50, for $29.00! On top of this deal, you get free shipping if you spend $25 or more. This sitewide sale only works if you buy $30 or more worth of products. To get this sale price, you must use code CELEBRATE at checkout!

2. Buy an iPhone get an iPhone at Target.

This deal started Thursday night and goes until Saturday 11/25. The type of deal says it all- buy an iphone, get an iphone free! I know what I’ll be doing on Saturday, what about you? Visit your local Target for more information.

3. Entire Store Buy 3 Get 3 Free at Bath and Body Works.

Again, I don’t know when this special ends, but on bath and body works’ website and in store it says you can buy three and get three free! There are exclusions to this amazing deal. Make sure to check their website for more information.

4. Free Black Friday Tote Bag and Mini Bag at Victoria’s Secret

With a $75 purchase at Victoria’s Secret, you can score a free Black Friday tote bag and mini bag duo! Use code FridayPair at checkout, this deal does exclude clearance items. Another deal happening at Victoria’s Secret is getting free shopping on purchases $50 or more and getting $20 off of purchases of $125 and more.

5. $15 Beauty Gifts at Sephora

This deal only lasts while supplies do, but as of this morning on Black Friday, there are items, mostly bundles for $15! Brands ranging from Lancome to Benefit, Tarte, and much more! Make sure to go and save some money on beauty favorites!

                                                   

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Tips and Tricks: Partnership

I have been MIA from this blog, not only because I am busy with school but also with my slowly growing YouTube channel, (spbeauty323 on YouTube) and also and working on my new original pop-culture inspired apparel business. I have been really wanting to write on this blog, but not sure what to write about. After thinking, I finally got an idea.

I don’t remember if I have talked about this on my blog, but I did discuss it on my YouTube channel several times. A few months ago, or in July, we were in the Emergency Room because my younger sister broke her leg. I checked my business email to see an email that I thought would never happen! I got an email offering me a personalized discount code, to provide to my readers, subscribers and followers on all my social media accounts. I was ecstatic, and now I am a partner of 5 amazing companies that all have something unique to them.

Now if you are reading this page, something caught your eye, and it might be wondering how I got partnered, and personally I have no idea how I did it because I have less than 100 followers on Instagram and on YouTube, yet companies find me. Here are some things I did, that you can do to get partnered with small companies just like I did.

  1. Make a Business email- This one doesn’t sound like anything out of the ordinary, but if you are starting a serious career, such as an artist, company, blog, etc. It is suggested you make a business email, which I did, originally I used the business email for my blog, but now that I have a growing YouTube channel, I created a new business for spbeauty323. However, make a business email using your name and/or your stage name, and it is crucial that you include ‘business’ or ‘biz’ in the email address. Another helpful tip is to make it a short address, and easy to remember.
  2. Promote your Craft- Even though I have barely 50 followers on Instagram, I do attract a lot of traffic- most of the time. If you are an aspiring makeup/fashion influencer, make sure to post a lot of photos and videos showing your makeup skills on yourself and other people, showcase your talent, and don’t forget to use hashtags that are relevant. Hashtags are your friend in making your name.
  3. Get in Contact- It doesn’t hurt to contact small businesses that are starting out, just ask them about possibly becoming a partner for them, and if they are starting out, chances are they’ll say yes, because it’s as good for them  as it is for you. I definitely kept in contact with some amazing people at amazing companies, just be polite and tell them about yourself and what your goal is.
  4. Showcase Your Favorite Products- Showcasing your favorite products help, it also gets the attention of those companies, because they see more people liking their products. The more attention you get, especially if they repost your photos/videos.
  5. Create Content- This one is pretty obvious, but you’ve seen creators posting photos of their makeup products on top of all white furniture right? Even if you aren’t a beauty guru and are interested in being an influencer in a different path, this is still helpful, because it lets you be creative even if you are just showing products in a certain lay out, you can blast your favorite music to get some inspiration, and stage your own photoshoot, just make sure you don’t get shadows in your pictures, because that has happened to me.

 

There you guys go, I hope this post helps! I really want to give a shoutout to my 5 partners! Mikasa Beauty, Waiiola, For Earth For All, Jolie Beauty, Sand Cloud Towels!

Use my codes:

Use my code SamiPolzien25 for 25% off your entire order at https://www.mikasabeauty.com !

Use my code SamiPo25 for 25% off your entire order at https://www.sandcloudtowels.com

Use my code SamiP15 for 15% off on all orders at ​https://www.forearthforall.com/

Use my code Sami323 for 10% off on all your orders at https://www.waiiola.com

Use my code Spbeauty323 for 10% off your order at https://www.jolie-beauty.co.uk/

Thank you guys for sticking with this blog, I will do my best to post more, at least once a week!

Thank you all for reading and I hope this entry helped you if you are looking for partnership in small companies.

For blog business inquiries please email complicatedfashionbiz@gmail.com

For YouTube inquiries please email spbeauty323biz@gmail.com

 

 

Thank you all for reading,

–  The Complicated Fashion xoxo

A Time of Need.

This post, is the first since I have come back from my hiatus. This post is not fashion/beauty related, and is more serious, to which deserves to be handled with respect, and appropriateness.

This morning I woke up to see the tragedy that is now known as the Las Vegas Shooting. It occurred at Las Vegas outside of Mandalay Bay, on October 1st at night.

It is heartbreaking watching the news, and having to write this. Las Vegas has always been a place that families go to, to experience first times, to gamble, and be the Disneyland for adults. To see this tragedy occur with 59 deaths and counting, is devastating and heartbreaking.

If you live anywhere near Las Vegas, we all encourage you to find a place where you can donate blood to those in need. If you live in other parts of the United States, or in other countries and want to help in any way, please donate what ever you can to the official Las Vegas Victim’s Fund here: Las Vegas Victim Fund’s Go Fund Me

Let’s end terror, together. Please spread happiness and love, and also please help these victims in any way you can.

-The Complicated Fashion

#VegasStrong </3

I’m back!

Hi everybody,

I am back, I am so sorry I keep leaving this blog hanging, I am working on my YouTube a lot lately because I have been trying to make some money being a creator, and have lost ideas for this blog. But I am back, and I am actually in the process of making a new  blog onto other platforms as well, including weebly, to make myself look even more professional.

I wanted to fill you guys in on some things that have been happening including me becoming a social ambassador for five amazing brands! Waiiola, Jolie Beauty UK, Mikasa Beauty, For Earth For All, and Sand Cloud. I have created a new business email for my youtube channel so if you want to sponsor a video or talk business with me for my channel, email spbeauty323biz@gmail.com , if you want to talk business for this blog email complicatedfashionbiz@gmail.com .

I feel bad that I have ditched this blog, because I do still have a strong love for this blog because this is where I got my start in the beauty and fashion world, even though I have a long way to go.

I also did create a new blog on weebly made strictly for makeup only, and I am trying to go onto other platforms so I can try to make some income for myself and my family, but I will still post on wordpress as much as I can.

-The Complicated Fashion

My exciting news!

Hi everyone,

Welcome back to my blog! I have super exciting news and I am so excited and fortunate to share it with all of my social audiences! I am writing this Thursday, July 20th, and last Friday I was in the Emergency Room with my younger sister because she broke her leg earlier that morning, and I checked my business email on my phone and I got an email from Mikasa Beauty, they’re a company that sells makeup brushes and sponges, and they asked me if I would be interested in being an affiliate, which means I would get a personalized code so if any of my followers wanted to purchase something from them, you would get a discount! I emailed back and I felt super thankful and honored that they picked me based on my following!

So, this is my first kind of deal like this and this definitely would not be possible if it weren’t for you guys I definitely would not have gotten this opportunity! For those of you who don’t follow me on Instagram, my Instagram is @samimakeup_ and I feel like this is all a dream because I always wished for this but I knew I would never get this because there are so many people in the makeup and fashion industry.

This is my product code ——>  SamiPolzien25   and this code will get you 25% off your entire order on Mikasabeauty.com ! This code works for any order and you can purchase anything listed on the website!

Thank you guys so much and thank you Mikasa Beauty, I feel just so blessed and thankful for everyone who’s supported me throughout this journey!

Make sure to follow me on YouTube for beauty and other fun videos!

My Youtube!

Check out Mikasa Beauty!

Mikasa Beauty

-The Complicated Fashion xo

If you want to email me for business inquiries, advertising, fan art or just to say hi please do so complicatedfashionbiz@gmail.com

Hate and spam will be ignored and deleted!!!

Review on Kat Von D’s Alchemist Holographic Palette

First of all, I do not own this palette, but I have swatched and applied the palette on while at Sephora and I have seen beauty gurus reviewing this product and decided to put my opinion out there as well. I am not saying my opinion is better or any of that, but this is another opinion for you all to read about before possibly purchasing this item.

I did like it as a highlighter, I used the purple color, and I used my finger to apply these items to my face and my finger didn’t have any other product on it beforehand. I put the green and other colors onto my lid and each color just looked white, they didn’t have anything super special about them. It looked like the white shadow I use for my inner corner highlight. The purple wasn’t purple either, however it was more silver and closer to holo than the other colors.

I definitely think that this palette isn’t holographic but I think it is more of a highlight palette than an eyeshadow/cheek palette. If you don’t know what holographic things are, I recommend you go to SimplyNailogical’s channel on youtube, she talks about holographic nail polish a lot on her channel and likes to play with those polishes on that channel.

But, I think this was actually the first product I haven’t liked and reviewed on this blog! But of course, make sure to go watch other beauty gurus on youtube and read more reviews on this palette and trust your judgement about if this product is worth your purchase or not.

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~The Complicated Fashion

Review: E.L.F Perfect Blend Concealer

Hi everyone,

Welcome to today’s post. I was at a loss for ideas so I decided to write a review because I haven’t done one in a while. 

Today I decided to review this concealer because it’s the best concealer I’ve used. I’ve used high end brands that don’t work as well as this concealer and this concealer is two dollars! 

I really like the fact that the apricot beige color smells like apricot. And I like how easy it is to blend and how much coverage it gives me while it’s on my face. The only problem I don’t really like is that you have to replace it after maybe twelve uses, then it starts to get empty, I used t until that point and I even had to scrape the sides to get more product out of it.

I do recommend this concealer because of how well it works and how inexpensive it is. You can find this any place that sells elf products. I got my second one yesterday at target. 
I hope you guys enjoyed this product review, make sure to like and subscribe to the blog if you haven’t already

~The Complicated Fashion