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Monday, July 28th, 2014

NORDSTROM - Anniversary Sale Beauty Exclusives

Deal Sites/Rebates

  • EBATES:  Sheer Cover (25%), SkinStore (up to 10%), ULTA (8%), Stila (8%)
  • FAB: –
  • GILT: –
  • HAUTELOOK: Kevyn Aucoin (7/28), Vichy Skincare (7/28), Orly Smart Gels (7/28), Juice Organics (7/29), Miss Oops (7/29), Drunk Elephant Skincare (7/29), T3 (7/30), Molton Brown (7/30), Be a Bombshell Cosmetics (7/30)
  • MR. REBATES:  Proactiv (30%), Sheer Cover (30%) , WEN (30%), Perricone Sub-D (30%), Murad (15%), Oscar Blandi (15%), Elizabeth Arden (12%), ULTA (12%), Estee Lauder (8%), Sephora (8%), Saks (8%)
  • MYHABIT: –
  • Rue La La: Bond No. 9 (7/24)

Free Shipping, Coupon Codes, GWPs

  • APOTHICA: Free shipping on orders of $49+.
  • ASOS: Free express shipping for U.S. orders over $140 with code EXPRESSUSA.
  • AVON: Free shipping on $30+ orders.
  • BATH & BODY WORKS: 20% off with code BBW20JULY, ends 7/31.
  • BEAUTY.COM:   Free shipping on $25+ orders.  $10 off $50+ orders through THIS LINK, ends 8/31.
  • BENEFIT: Free shipping on $50+ purchases. Free international shipping with $125+ purchases.
  • BH COSMETICS: EXTRA 15% OFF an 88 Color Shimmer Eyeshadow Palette with code 88SHIM, ends 7/31.
  • BIOTHERM: –
  • BLISS: Save 30% on value bundles at blissworld.com. No promo code necessary. Go Bare Beauty Bag: free travel beauty case ($130 value) with your purchase of $100+ at blissworld.com with code GOBARE, ends 7/31.
    • BLISS UK: Buy any full size product from our best-selling triple oxygen range and we’ll send you a free instant energising foaming cleanser worth £24 with code OXYCLEAN, ends 7/31. Get a free mini travel size, when you buy the full size fatgirlslim with code FATTRAV1, ends 7/31.  Get a free mini travel size, when you buy the full size blood orange and white pepper body butter with code OBBTRAV1, ends 7/31.  Get a free mini travel size, when you buy the full size lemon and sage soapy suds with code LSSSTRAV1, ends 7/31. Get a free mini travel size, when you buy the full size lid and lash wash makeup remover with code LIDLASH, ends 7/31.
  • BLOOMINGDALE’S: Free shipping on orders of $150+ with code FS150.
  • BOBBI BROWN: Free shipping on $65+ orders.  Receive a $25 Beauty Bonus Card when you spend $100 no code necessary, ends 8/3.
  • BUMBLE & BUMBLE:  –
  • BURBERRY: –
  • C.O. BIGELOW:  10% off sitewide with code COBIG10, ends 7/31. Get 25% Off Our Premium Men’s Proraso Refreshing and Toning After Shave Lotion with code PROFIVE, ends 7/31. 20% off Mentha Body Wash with code MENTHABW20, ends 7/31.
  • CAROL’S DAUGHTER: Free shipping on $25+ orders with code SHIPFR.
  • CAUDALIE: –
  • CLARISONIC: Receive a free blue travel bag and deluxe sample cleanser ($20 value) with any $100 purchase + free standard shipping with code SUMMERFUN, ends 7/31. Buy any two devices together and receive 10% off + free standard shipping with code PAIRS, ends 10/31.
  • CLINIQUE:  Free shipping on $50+ orders.  3 FREE: Mascara, Makeup Remover & Eye Moisturizer with Any $40 purchase with code GREAT, ends 8/1.
  • DARPHIN: –
  • DERMSTORE:  10% off with code REMINDER.
  • DRUGSTORE.COM: 20% off RoC skin care, Cetaphil skin care, Lumene skin care, Aveeno skin care.
  • ELIZABETH ARDEN: –
  • FOLICA: Free shipping on $50+ orders. 15% off summer essentials purchase with code SUMMER15, ends 8/15.
  • GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY:   Free shipping with $75+ orders + 2 samples of choice for registered members.
  • JO MALONE: Complimentary Delivery + Lime Basil & Mandarin Body Crème Sample With Any Purchase with code JMCREME, ends 9/30.  Receive Complimentary Standard Delivery and a deluxe sample of the Lime Basil & Mandarin Cologne with code JMCOLOGNE, ends 9/30. Complimentary Delivery + Lime basil & Mandarin Spray Cologne Sample With Any Purchase with code BASIL, ends 8/4.
  • JUICE BEAUTY: –
  • JURLIQUE:  Free shipping on $50+ orders. 7 FREE Samples + FREE Shipping on orders $50+ with code SAMPLER, ends 7/31.  40% off select products with code SAVE40, ends 7/31.
  • KATE SOMERVILLE:  Free shipping + three free samples on $50+ orders.
  • KIEHLS: Choose 1 Deluxe Sample with any cleanser purchase with code CLEANSE, ends 7/30.
  • L’OCCITANE:  Receive 3 Hand Creams + Adorable Pouch FREE with any $25 Purchase with code SHEAHANDS, ends 7/29.
    • CANADA:  Free shipping on $99+ orders.
  • LANCOME:  Receive 4 bestselling travel-size products and free standard shipping on any order over $49 (a $60 value). Plus, get a travel-size DreamTone Serum with any order over $75 (a combined value of $91) with code MAKEUP, ends 7/31.
  • LIZ EARLE UK:  Monthly Liz Earle special offers/packages here.
  • MACY’S: –
  • MARCELLE: Free shipping on $25+ orders (Canada), free U.S. shipping on $50+ orders.
  • MARC JACOBS BEAUTY: Free shipping on $50+ orders. Free shipping on any order with code SHIP, ends 9/1.  Deluxe-size Highliner with $75+ order with code MINI, while supplies last.
  • MOLTON BROWN:  Free gift with purchase when you spend £45+.
  • MURAD: –
  • NARS: Free shipping on $50+ orders.   Complimentary Mini Super Orgasm with any order with code SUMMERFLUSH, ends 7/31.
  • NEIMAN MARCUS: –
  • NICOLE MILLER BEAUTY: –
  • NORDSTROM:  Free shipping & free returns everyday.
  • OJON: –
  • OLE HENRIKSEN: Receive 8 mystery samples with every order with code SAMPLEHAPPY, expires 10/30/14.
  • OMOROVICZA UK: 15% off all products using code JUNE15, ends 6/6/15.
  • ORIGINS:  When you spend $55, get 5 FREE Deluxe Samples plus an eco-friendly summer tote with code SAND, ends 7/30.
  • OUIDAD: –
  • PACIFICA:  Free 2-day shipping on $75+ orders with code FREESHIP75.
  • PAULA’S CHOICE: 25% Off Cleansers & Toners plus FREE shipping on orders of $50 or more, ends 8/5.
  • PERFUMANIA:  –
  • PRESCRIPTIVES: –
  • PHILOSOPHY:   Free shipping on $50+ orders, no code necessary.
  • SAKS FIFTH AVENUE:  Free Express Shipping to Australia on orders of $100 USD and more with code SHIPFREE, ends 7/22.   Free shipping on U.S. orders with code FREESHIP.
  • SALLY BEAUTY: –
  • SEPHORA:   [All deals require $25 minimum purchase.]   Choose 1 of 3 FREE deluxe mini self-tanners from hot brands with code BRONZED, ends 7/31. Free Benefit They’re Real Push Up Liner deluxe sample with code PUSHUP, 6/27 through 7/31. Choose 1 of 3 FREE Red, White, & Blue Samples: Stila, Alterna, or Sephora Collection with code USA, ends 7/31. FREE Josie Argan Mascara sample with code BLACKOIL, ends 7/31. FREE Fresh Soy Conditioning Eye Makeup Remover Deluxe Sample with code FRESHSOY, ends 7/31. Receive a FREE Supergoom! SPF 30+ Sunscreen Serum Sample with code SPFSERUM, ends 7/31. Receive a FREE Laura Mericer Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide deluxe sample with code FLAWLESS, ends 8/31. FREE Ole Henriksen 3 Little Wonders 7 Day Sample set with code WONDERS, 7/22 through 8/31. FREE Repetto Tote Bag with the purchase of Repetto 2.6 oz Eau De Toilette with code REPETTOBAG, 7/22 through 8/31.   Receive a FREE deluxe Ole Henriksen eye gel sample with code EYELIFT, ends 8/31. Choose an Iconic or Niche set featuring 6 fragrance samples with code SCENTSET, ends 8/31.  Receive a FREE deluxe sample of the Supergoop! SPF Duo with with code SUPERDUO, ends 8/31.
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  • SHU UEMURA: –
  • SKINSTORE.COM:  –
  • SMASHBOX: Save $15 off your first order of $75+ with code WELCOME2.  Join Pretty Points Rewards and earn $10 for every $100 spent + free shipping.
  • STILA COSMETICS: –
  • TARGET: –
  • TARTE: –
  • TATCHA: –
  • THE BODY SHOP (USA):  Free shipping on $50+ purchase. Buy 3, get 2 free; buy 2, get 1 free, 7/28 through 7/31.
    •  CANADA:  Buy 2, get 1 free, 7/28 only. 50% off bath & body, 7/29 through 7/30. Buy 2, get 1 free, 7/31 only.
    • UK: –
  • THIERRY MUGLER:  –
  • TOO FACED:
  • ULTA: Buy one, get one 50% off Neutrogena, Revlon, L’Oreal, NYX Lips & Face.
  • WALGREENS: BOGO 50% off on Boots No7, Neutrogena Cosmetics, CoverGirl, L’Oreal Cosmetics, ends 8/2.
  • YSL:  Free shipping on any order, no code necessary.

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Sunday, July 27th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


How do you apply cream blush? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI use a stippling brush (like MAC’s 159 or 188) to apply to the skin, and then I blend out with fingertips.

Thanks to reader Sarah for today’s question idea Do you have a question idea? Submit yours here.

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

MAC Dream Daze Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Dream Daze Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Dream Daze Mineralize Rich Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “midtone pink nude.” It’s a light-medium, warm-toned pink with a soft sheen. It had mostly opaque color coverage that was buildable from semi-opaque to mostly opaque. It was comfortable to wear, lasted for three hours, and applied evenly. MAC Soft Savour (LE, $16.00) is pinker, less warm-toned, more matte. Givenchy Nude Guipure (106) (P, $36.00) is darker. Tom Ford Beauty Summer Fling (04) (LE, $49.00) is sheerer, pinker. YSL Nude Beige (1) (P, $34.00) is lighter. Too Faced Taffy (P, $22.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Native (P, $22.00) is pinker, lighter. Revlon Pink Lemonade (P, $7.49) is sheerer, lighter. NYX Blush (P, $4.00) is pinker, darker. MAC Shy Shine (P, $16.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Fashion Trip Mineralize Rich Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “bright orange red.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark orange-red with warm undertones and a soft shine. It had buildable coverage from semi-opaque to nearly opaque. The color wore well for five hours, and it was hydrating while worn. MAC True Red (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Bite Beauty Grandifolia (LE, $28.00) is redder. Estee Lauder Impassioned (P, $30.00) is lighter. MAC Cherry Glaze (LE, $20.00) is redder. Givenchy Carmin Escarpin (306) (P, $36.00) is similar. MAC Night to Remember (LE, $16.00) is redder. NARS Future Red (LE, $26.00) is redder. MAC Dangerous (P, $16.00) is matte. Maybelline Infra-red (LE, $7.49) is similar. MAC Cockney (P, $16.00) is darker, sheerer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Love Temple Mineralize Rich Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “bright pink coral.” It’s a brightened, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a light shine. It had buildable coverage from semi-opaque to mostly opaque color coverage. This shade applied evenly and fairly smoothly without bunching up on the lip. It wore well for four and a half hours and was hydrating while worn. Marc Jacobs Beauty Wham (604) (P, $28.00) is pinker, more matte. Revlon Snow Peach (LE, $7.99) is lighter. MAC Be a Lady (P, $22.00) is lighter, pinker. Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso (07) (LE, $49.00) is pinker. Marc Jacobs Beauty Shout (138) (LE, $30.00) is more matte, darker. Guerlain Attrape-Coeur (171) (LE, $35.00) is pinker. YSL Rose Neillia (33) (P, $34.00) is similar. Chanel Melodieuse (136) (P, $34.00) is similar. Givenchy Rose Dressing (202) (P, $36.00) is pinker. MAC Elegant Accent (P, $22.00) is similar. MAC Watch Me Simmer (LE, $16.00) is more matte. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Sunday, July 27th, 2014

Happy Sunday!

How did you spend your Saturday? Do you have anything interesting going on for Sunday yet? I spent extra time snuggling with Mellan, as he went to the doggy spa on Friday–where I also learned he’s a total mama’s boy. Since I work from home, he’s by my side nearly all day long, so it seems he’s developed some separation anxiety, so we’ll have to work on that so it doesn’t get worse! He’s a very people-loving kind of dog. I had a nice dinner and caught up with my sister. Today, we’re going to see if we can try a new place for brunch. Hope you’re having a fabulous weekend :)

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

Yesterday, I shared some of my favorite warm-tauped taupe eyeshadows, so today I have five of my favorite cooler-toned taupes. I’d love to hear your favorites!

  1. Maybelline Tough as Taupe — a cool-toned, gray-taupe in cream form
  2. Inglot #349 — a matte, grayish taupe
  3. Dior Aventure — a sparkling, cool-toned taupe
  4. Giorgio Armani #4 — a cool-toned, purplish-brown-taupe
  5. Inglot #434 — a cool-toned, gray taupe

>> See side-by-side swatches! <<

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

Dior Trompe L'Oeil Diorshow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow
Dior Trompe L’Oeil Diorshow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow

Dior Trompe L’Oeil (011) Diorshow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow ($30.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a brightened, sparkling silver with a very fine shimmer and sparkle. It had semi-opaque color payoff but is prone to sheering ouot, so it seems to apply mostly as a wash. To build it up, you really have to wait between layers. It takes about thirty seconds or so to set–plenty of time to blend and work with it–and wears for nine and a half hours on me. I didn’t have any issues with fall out. LORAC Silver (P) is a powder. theBalm #34 (P, $6.50) is lighter, powder. L’Oreal Silver Sky (757) (P, $7.99) is a powder. Makeup Geek Mercury (P, $5.99) is darker, powder. Urban Decay Shellshock (LE, $18.00) is a powder. NARS Interstellar (P, $25.00) is less sparkly. Giorgio Armani Silver Chafer (35) (LE, $33.00) is a powder. Maybelline Cool Crush (LE, $6.99) is more metallic, lighter. Maybelline Silver Strike (P, $6.99) is more metallic. MAC Guise (LE, $21.00) is a powder. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Dior Reveuse (271) Diorshow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow ($30.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a medium-dark, navy blue with a sparkly, frosted finish. It seemed pigmented, but it had a rather chunky/gritty texture that made the color/sparkle flake away. As it dried down, flakes of blue came off the lid and landed underneath my eye (this was in the first five minutes or less). It continued throughout the nine hours I wore it, and though it didn’t crease, it progressively faded as the color flaked away. It was a very odd experience, as I can’t remember many eyeshadows flaking away. MAC A Sprinkle of Blues #3 (P, $21.00)is lighter, powder. MAC Tonight’s Temptation #1 (LE, $21.00) is cooler-toned, powder. Clinique Massively Midnight (P, $17.00) is darker. Urban Decay Goddess (DC, $18.00) is powder. NARS Dark Rite (P, $24.00) is darker. Maybelline Electric Blue (P, $6.99) is darker. MAC Deep Truth (P, $15.00) is brighter, powder. Make Up For Ever #308 (P, $20.00) is brighter, powder. Inglot #428 (P, $6.00) is brighter, powder. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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