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#GemFinds: The Best Cyber Monday Deals & Steals

Cyber Monday is the best. No bra, no makeup, no real clothes. Just me, my yoga pants, and my coffee right at home. Here’s my favorite deals I’ll be shopping today! BEAUTY Julep‘s Cyber Monday is BIG! Everything sitewide is 50% off with the coupon code YAYTODAY today!! Stock up on gift sets or your favorite beauty essentials, but hurry, this deal won’t be around for long. Save 25% off everything in-stock at with the code CYBER25! 4 Free deluxe samples with any purchase + Free Shipping on $50 orders at with code MARCDAY. Valid 11/30 only. In their first ever sale, Australia skincare brand, frank body, is offering 25% off their natural, caffeinated range of face products this Cyber Monday, for 72 hours only! JEWELRY Gear up for winter with 50% OFF ENTIRE STORE at Rejected Hearts Club with code CYBER50. Giving hearts back one piece at a time.

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#GemFinds: #ShopSmall and Support Small Business Saturday

It’s one of our favorite days of the year, Small Business Saturday! And while I believe everyone should support small businesses each and every day, an extra day of recognition never hurts! =) Before we get into the good stuff, I just have one shameless self promo… If you’re a small business, here’s our Small Business Saturday deal for you! Get 50% OFF your first month of VIP Gem Nation membership with code SHINE at checkout! It can be your holiday gift to your business! Join our community of inspiring entrepreneurs. Membership details here. BUSINESS: 50% of website packages from Save Your Time Biz Solutions 35% off your entire cart of $25+ with coupon code SHOPREVERIEBLACKFRIDAY at Reverie Lane Designs $10 Styled Stock Photos at Diva Gone Domestic BLOGGING: Pay what you can blog planner from Gumroad, Inc! Three different sheets available – print out as many as you need.  BEAUTY: Give

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#GemFinds from the Best Black Friday Sales

After a big Thanksgiving feast who honestly wants to spend the next day waiting in long lines while shoppers trample over each other? It’s not worth it! You can maintain your zen while shopping the best Black Friday deals from you bed still in your jammies! BEAUTY Julep Save up to 75% on Julep’s Holiday Collection and get a FREE Julep Mirror Compact with any purchase of $25 or more. To get the free gift, add the Julep Mirror Compact to your shopping cart and use code GIFTING at checkout! Gorgeous Cosmetics FREE Buff Foundation Brush at checkout with code BUFF + other deals and specials! NARS Cosmetics 20% off with email sign up FASHION Alice + Olivia 25% off sitewide Anthropologie 25% off sitewide with code SHOPTOIT Charming Charlie FREE shipping on everything // tons of $10 deals Express 50% off EVERYTHING! Steve Madden 8 days of YASS – madd

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Best Accessories for Saving Your Soles + Making Shoes More Comfortable

If you’re reading this, it’s probably pretty safe to say that you love shoes. Today’s footwear industry is all about comfort and functionality, without having to sacrifice style. We’ve teamed up with our friends at Clickless to put together a huge bundle (worth over $350!) of fellow shoe-loving, small businesses so that you can try that latest and greatest in shoe innovations. The giveaway bundle is complete with every accessory you need to make your footwear more fashionable, more comfortable, and more functional! Meet the brands we’ve partnered with and then enter to win it below! To start, we have to talk about our beloved Clickless Heel Protectors! A scuffed Jimmy Choo is a sad Jimmy Choo, and it’s a glum fact of life that even our most expensive heels may only make it through a few wears before they become too rough, uneven, and uncomfortable to survive another day in

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Ready for this Jelly?

Julep’s new Jelly polishes are so much fun! Julep’s Jelly gets its name because it dries translucent and jelly-like (unlike other finishes you may be familiar with like creme, matte or glitter). One coat of Jelly polish is usually pretty sheer, so you can build and build until you get the candy-like (think Jolly Rancher effect) mani you’re craving. Here a few ways to use your Jelly Polish gift to bump up the glam factor of your current mani: Add a Jelly tip on matte polish for a fierce French mani Vamp up any black Pair a jelly with a similar color for extra pow-wow-WOW Pop some Jelly on white Use as a top coat on nail art Add some texture in your nail art—jelly stripes & dots are the best! There’s a bombshell watermelon red (Wendy), wild orchid purply pink (Ming), and deep marionberry plum shade (Lori). Julep polishes

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Hack The Grocery Store Into Paying You For Shopping

Let’s be honest, a lot of us absolutely dread the thought of grocery shopping. There’s a strong chance you put it off until there’s absolutely nothing left to eat or drink in the house; don’t be ashamed, we’ve all done it. However, what if there was an easy way to save money on our groceries to make them feel like a not-so-expensive, yet necessary, expense? What if you could actually PROFIT from buying groceries? Well, set your fears aside, because Emilie Burke and her ShopHack App are here to make those dreams a reality! Emilie was generous enough to answer a few questions for us about how this seemingly impossible feat is, in fact, possible. To get even more info about ShopHack and to help Emilie get her knowledge out to the rest of the world, check out her Indiegogo Campaign! Allyn Lewis: Please tell me about the time you walked

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What Would a Mermaid Wear?

I refuse to ever let go of the mermaid trend. Dive in with my picks for fulfilling your nautical dreams: Sea Life Charm Necklace ($98.00) /  Morgan Polish ($14.00) / Manda Polish ($14.00) / Dead Sea Mud Facial Mask ($24.77) / Nita Crossbody Bag ($44.00) /Teach Me Your Sways Dress in Jade Green ($59.99) / Striped Sequin Shift Dress ($160.00) / Selene Sequins Strappy Dress ($288.00) / Rubie Dazzle Scalloped Metallic Sandal ($69.95) You can also find out how to seriously be a mermaid here.  

Share Stories and Shop Survivor Made Goods With To The Market

In a world saturated with exploitation, greed, and unethical practices that often go unnoticed, there is nothing bolder than a business built around hope and help. To The Market is changing the notion that shopping has to be a materialistic venture. Jane Mosbacher Morris launched To The Market after a trip to India revealed the opportunity to empower survivors of abuse, conflict, and disease by supporting their access to work and providing opportunities for economic independence. From wrap skirts and yoga bags to stationary and jewelry, Jane and the To The Market team support artisans of all kinds in 20 countries worldwide. Every product page includes tidbits on how the piece was made and details on how your order will empower the designer. Reminders like “hear the stories of redemption and restoration shining through the paint and remember, you are part of this story too” make the buying experience more personal and

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