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Hello, beautiful!


This week, we're departing from our normal routine of dishing about the best beauty destinations, style finds and events in your city, to focus solely on free blowouts, free event tickets, even free samples to get you into those skinny jeans for fall.


And then there are the deals we just can't wait to dish about like Kirna Zabete's soon-to-hit-stores designer collaboration with Target and a quick revisit to our roundup of the best drugstore beauty products. (It's an ideal refresher just before our fall beauty update on that same subject, drugstore beauty deals.)


Because even though we love Louboutin and SmashBox, once in a while we need our bargain beauty fix, too. Don't you? 





Free treatments, by appointment,  at Ulta  


Act fast because today and tomorrow, August 22 and 23, from 4pm to 9pm at participating Ulta locations, you can book a free shampoo conditioning treatment and blow-dry service courtesy of Ulta and Fekkai PrX . Appointments will undoubtedly book up fast in prime locations so call your local Ulta stat to make an appointment.

Details online at







PrettyContest and Deal from OurSkinny, The Easiest Diet Ever


The kids are back in school and, thankfully, you might have a spare moment to think about yourself again. What better time to lose the weight you haven't been able to shake?


Created by weight loss specialist, Dr. Paul S. Bradley, the OurSkinny Weight Loss Program is designed to suit your fast-paced lifestyle. OurSkinny is convenient, affordable, and it actually works thanks to great tasting shakes, bars, and snacks that are high in protein, but low in calories, fat, and carbohydrates.


OurSkinny shakes come in convenient, no-mess bottles -- just add water, shake, sip, and go. You can choose from delicious flavors like chocolate, vanilla, cappuccino, lemon-raspberry, and orange dream, and OurSkinny also offers a wide variety of great-tasting, high protein bars.  Register now to win free samples of The Easiest Diet Ever.


Find out today why people are calling it The Easiest Diet Ever at






Fall Fashion Steal from blog Glamour, Every Day 


While I often work in downtown Chicago, living in an undecidedly un-Chicago 'burb leaves me shopping obsessively online or, often, left to shop locally at a dizzying array of boutiques I like to call Target and TJ Maxx.


So you could basically say that Target's designer collections are one of the few things that bring me joy when it comes to offerings in my area. Imagine my excitement when I discovered that, on September 9, Target is launching a fall collection with New York boutique Kirna Zabete.


The collection will start as low as $9.99 (think accessories) and go up in price to about $100. One great thing about living where I do, unlike Chicago and other big cities, is that my local Target is highly unlikely to sell out quickly (if at all).


See the collection at Glamour. Every Day...





Free tickets to Livebeautifully events across the country on Facebook


Livebeautifully is a campaign and event series across the country celebrating, demonstrating and sampling ways to bring more beauty into daily life. Discover new product launches from brands you know and little-known-secrets from brands everyone will soon be talking about. Embrace wellness, style and luxury trends and treatments paired with the best in beauty, all under one roof. Livebeautifully is presented by in partnership with SHAPE Magazine.


To win tickets "like" PrettyCity on Facebook and then enter to win. Each month, we're giving away a pair of tickets and a $250 shopping spree to one of our Livebeautifully events... starting now!





For the average woman, a trip to the drugstore is full of danger and intrigue. Beauty and wellness products abound, many of which promise to accomplish extraordinary feats, such as "defying gravity." But be forewarned, the only thing that will diminish with many of these products is the size of your wallet.


Not to worry, we've invested our own time - and money - and rounded up a list of the five best drugstore products on the market, so you don't have to waste a dime, or a moment, on products that don't deliver.  




Goodbye, gorgeous!


P.S. In case you missed it: Check put last week's round up of fall GWPs from top department store brands on the PrettyCity events page here






Registration now open for owners of spas, salons, medical spas, beauty boutiques and wellness destinations across the country. Donation required to participate; 100% of business owners' donations go directly to BrightPink.  Click here to register... 






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