This Week’s Sales for May 7th, 2012

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Deal Sites/Rebates

  • EBATES:  The Body Shop (10%), Elizabeth Arden (10%), SkinStore (9%), Sephora (8%), DermStore (7.5%)
  • FAB: evLOVEPerfume (5/7)
  • GILT:  BluePrint Cleanse (5/7),
  • HAUTELOOK:  Pixi Beauty (5/7), Pop Beauty (5/7), Rock Your Hair (5/7), Dermelect Cosmeceuticals (5/8), TEI Spa (5/8), Proliss (5/9)
  • IDEELI:  —
  • MR. REBATES:  Proactiv (25%), Sheer Cover (25%), WEN (25%), Murad (18%), (12%), ULTA (12%), Clarins (10%), Prescriptives (10%), DermStore (10%), Elizabeth Arden (10%), (10%), Folica (10%), Clinique (10%), Clarisonic (10%)
  • MYHABIT: Babo Botanicals (5/7), Perfect Hair Professional Styling Tools (5/9), dr. brandt (5/11), ghd (5/12)
  • Rue La La:  —

Free Shipping, Coupon Codes, GWPs

  • APOTHICA: Free shipping on orders of $49+.
  • BATH & BODY WORKS:   20% off exclusive candles, wallflowers, body care, gifts, etc. with code FAVORITESCENTS, expires 4/29.
  • BEAUTY.COM:  Get $10 off $50 through THIS LINK
  • BENEFIT: Free shipping on $50+ purchases. Free international shipping with $125+ purchases.  Free shipping + gift wrap with $50+ order with code WELOVEMOM, 5/1 through 5/8.  Free chacha tint and mini moisture with $45+ orders with code CHACHACHA, 5/1 through 5/31.
  • BLISS:  Free Essence 27 0.5 oz. mini with any Cosmetics 27 purchase of $100+ with code MINIC27, expires 5/31.  Free Sisley Discovery Kit mini with $250+ Sisley purchase with code SISKIT12, expires 6/30.   Free Bliss bag ($195  value) of goodies with $95+ purchase with code ILOVEMOM, expires 5/13.
  • BLOOM:  25% rewards back on your first purchase with code 25BACK. 30% rewards back on your first purchase with code 30BACK.
  • BLOOMINGDALE’S: Free shipping on orders of $150+ with code FS150.
  • BOBBI BROWN: Free shipping on $65+ orders. Free Plumberry Treatment Lip Shine SPF 15 with $65+ order with code PLUM11, expires 5/25, one time use.  Free Nougat Lipgloss with $65+ order with code GLOSS12, expires 6/30, one time use.
  • CLINIQUE:  Free shipping on $50+ orders.  Free shipping in any purchase, expires 5/2.
  • DERMSTORE:  10% off when you shop for your My Favorites List, expires 6/2/12.
  • GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY:   Free shipping with $75+ orders + 2 samples of choice for registered members. Free shipping with any $75+ purchase with code DESIGNER10, no expiration. Free Luminous Silk Foundation #5.5 (5ml) + free shipping with any $100+ skincare purchase with code LUMINESSENCE, expires 5/8.
  • JURLIQUE: Free Rosewater Balancing Mist with $75+ orders 4/26 through 4/30. Free shipping on $50+ orders.
  • KIEHLS:  Free shipping on$50+ orders.
  • LANCOME: Free 4-piece sample set plus free shipping with $45+ order with code LANMAY, expires 5/31.
  • MOLTON BROWN:  Free gift with purchase when you spend £45+.
  • NORDSTROM:  Free shipping & free returns everyday.
  • OJON: Free shipping and free returns.
  • ORIGINS:  Free shipping on $50+ orders, no code necessary. Free Origins eco-friendly tote + travel-size duo of Make a Difference Hand Treatment & Peace of Mind with $30+ orders, expires 6/30.  Free shipping on any order, expires 6/30. 2 free treats for Mom or you with $55+ purchase, expires 5/9.
  • PHILOSOPHY:   Free shipping on $50+ orders, no code necessary.
  • SAKS FIFTH AVENUE:  Spend $150 and get a free subscription to Harper’s Bazaar with code BAZAAR. Spend $250 to $499, get $25; Spend $500 to $999, get $50, etc. Free shipping on $150+ orders with code APRSFA. 20% off (15% off jewelry), beauty/fragrance EXCLUDED, 4/23 through 4/29 with code FRIENDS.
  • SEPHORA:   Beauty Insiders earn double points on all fragrances through 5/13.  Free Benefit Dandelion Brightening Face Powder and Lipgloss deluxe sample duo with $25+ purchase with code DANDELION, 5/15 through 5/30.  Free Sephora t-shirt with $25+ purchase with code BEAUTEE, 5/15 through 5/30. Free Diorshow Mascara deluxe sample with $25+ purchase with code DIORLASH, 5/8 through 5/30.  Free Caudalie SOS Quenching Serum (BIs only) with $25+ purchase with code SOSERUM, 5/8 through 5/30. Free bareMineral Purely Nourishing Cream for Dry Skin with $25+ purchase with code BECREAM, expires 5/25.  Free sample of Guerlain Lip Shine in Extrait de Rose with $25+ purchase with code LIPSHINE, expires 5/22. Choose 1-4 fragrance sample bags with $25+ purchase with code 6SCENTS, expires 5/31.  Free Lancome Hypnose Instant Drama mascara deluxe sample with $25+ purchase with code DRAMA, expires 5/24.  Choose 1-2 deluxe fragrance samples with $25+ purchase with code SCENT4U, expires 5/24.  Choose 1 of 2 free Origins deluxe moisturizer samples with $25+ purchase with code EARTH12, expires 5/21.  Free Narcisco Rodriguez for Her Eau de Toilette deluxe sample spray with $25+ purchase with code 4HER, expires 5/21.  3 free Stila Eyeshadow Palette cards with $25+ purchase with code TRYSTILA, expires 5/20.  Free PTR Retinol Fusion PM deluxe sample with $25+ purchase with code PTRSERUM, expires 5/24.  Free Taylor Swift Wonderstruck Tote with purchase of 3.4 oz. EDP with code WONDER, expires 5/24.
  • SKINSTORE.COM:  20% off select gift ideas under $200 with code NEW2012, expiration unknown.
  • TARTE: Free shipping on $40+ orders.
  • THE BODY SHOP (USA): 30% on all gift sets expires 5/13. Body Butters are 3 for $30, expires 5/13.
  • ULTA: $3.50 off $10+ purchase with code 72783, exclusions apply.
  • YSL:  Free shipping on any order, no code necessary.

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Guest Post: Interview with Adore Beauty Founder

By Kimberly Nissen of The Plastic Diaries

Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, Kimberly started her working life early at the tender age of 15. For most of the past 10 years, she has worked for some of the biggest media corporations her sunny country has had to offer. She always wanted to become a writer, but with no training and never having finished high school, it didn’t look like it was going to happen, but then she created The Plastic Diaries and The Styleless Diaries. She also co-founded the first niche-specific blogging event in Australia, the Australian Beauty Bloggers Weekend.

Interview With An Online Retail Giant

Did you know that the size of Australia is slightly larger than the contiguous states of the USA? We might be bigger in land size but Australia has a mere 10% of the population of the USA, and when it comes to buying beauty products, every Australian will tell you that the Americans are very lucky.

Online shopping is a worldwide phenomenon, but it has only picked up in Australia over the last couple of years. Online shopping is especially important for many Australians as most of what you would consider to be “easy to find” products are unavailable to those outside of the main capital cities.

One lady who refused to let location or availability get in the way of the Australian woman’s quest for beauty is Kate Morris, founder of Adore Beauty. At the ripe age of 21 years old, Kate saw the need for an independent online retailer. Now 11 years on, Kate is one of Australia’s leading women in business and her store is the go-to place for any beauty shopper. Today, we speak to her about the changing landscape of Australian beauty buying.

Q. Your store,, stocks a variety of Australian and international beauty brands. What do you see as the main points of difference between our local brands and those of other countries?

That’s a tricky one – we stock quite a few Australian brands (e.g. Aesop, Jurlique, Bloom, KEVIN.MURPHY, Lanolips, Alpha-H, ASAP, ModelCo, Napoleon Perdis, Inika, evo, Unico, O&M, Subtle Energies and BECCA) and they are all so different from each other!

I think that Australian brands tend to have a sort of no-nonsense, straight-shooting directness in common. They say what they do, and they do what they say.

Aussie brands also tend to embrace natural and organic ingredients. You will also find lots of products with high SPF in Aussie brands, our sun is very harsh here so we need to protect ourselves.

Q. In terms of overall sales, what of percentage of your customers are buying Australian brands?

Australian brands are very strong sellers for us – nine out of our top 20 brands for 2011 are Australian. Obviously the most popular Australian brands with our international customers are those that aren’t available (or are very hard to find) outside of Australia.

Q. What foreign brands would you like to be seen made available in Australia?

There are a few that we used to have here that have sadly disappeared, and I’d love to see them make a comeback: Urban Decay, Caudalie, Nuxe. I love Fresh, not sure why that hasn’t made it over here yet. Also LORAC is a great brand, I have a blush of theirs that is fabulous.

Q. You have hundreds of brands at your finger tips. What are your 5 favourite brands, Australian or foreign, and why?

You know this is like making me choose my favourite child, right? Here goes:

  • Aesop – is unbelievably cool. Every bathroom should have their hand wash in it.
  • BECCA – such great products, such chic packaging. The mascara is my Holy Grail, and my handbag always has Vendela lipstick and at least two Beach Tints in it.
  • SK-II – is responsible for Cate Blanchett’s luminous skin. Say no more. I particularly love the masks.
  • Clarisonic – I am a skincare junkie and have at least 6 cleansers on rotation, but one thing I do always stick to is using the Clarisonic every morning in the shower. Makes a huge difference.
  • KEVIN.MURPHY – Kevin always has his finger right on the pulse of the latest hair trends and this brand is so innovative. The POWDER.PUFF volumising powder is brilliant, and we can’t keep the new COLOR.BUGS on the shelf, they sell out so fast!

If you want to stock up on some of those great Australian brands, head to They ship globally!

Chanel 2012 Spring-Summer Haute Couture Show Makeup by Peter Philips

Photo by Vincent Lappartient

Chanel 2012 Spring-Summer Haute Couture Show Makeup by Peter Philips

Peter Philips, Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup used the following CHANEL products to create the runway beauty looks:


  • Skin prepared with HYDRA BEAUTY SERUM Hydration Protection Radiance (available April 2012)
  • PERFECTION LUMIERE Long Wear Flawless Fluid Makeup SPF 10
  • ECLAT LUMIERE Highlighting Face Pen
  • CORRECTEUR PERFECTION Long Lasting Concealer
  • POUDRE UNIVERSELLE LIBRE Natural Finish Loose Powder


  • ILLUSION D’OMBRE Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Apparition and Destination (available July 2012)
  • LE CRAYON YEUX Precision Eye Pencil in Bleu Aérien (available July 2012)
  • STYLO YEUX WATERPROOF Long Lasting Eyeliner in Marine
  • LE CRAYON KHOL Intense Eye Pencil in Marine
  • CRAYON SOURCILS Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil
  • RECOURBE CILS DE CHANEL Precision Eyelash Curler


  • JOUES CONTRASTE Powder Blush in Rose Ecrin
  • ROUGE COCO BAUME Hydrating Conditioning Lip Balm
  • LE CRAYON LEVRES Precision Lip Pencil in Natural
  • ROUGE COCO Hydrating Crème Lip Colour in Superstition


  • LE VERNIS Nail Colour in Sky Line (available July 2012)

The Exclusive Collection BLEU ILLUSION featuring the new products used in the look will be available at specific points of sales in July 2012.

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Chanel Spring/Summer 2012 Sneak Peek

Photo by Vincent Lappartient

Chanel Spring/Summer 2012 Sneak Peek

Peter Philips, Creative Director of Chanel Makeup used the following Chanel products to create the runway beauty looks:

  • Face: Vitalumiere Aqua Fresh and Hydrating Cream Compact Makeup SPF (April 2012), Natural Finish Loose Powder, Highlighting Face Pen, Long Lasting Concealer
  • Eyes: Fantasme and Emerveille Illusion d’Ombre, Ebene Stylo Yeux Waterproof, Clair Le Crayon Khol, Crayon Sourcils, Inimitable Waterproof Mascara, Chanel Precision Eyelash Curler
  • Cheeks: Blush Horizon de Chanel Glowing Blush Harmony (January 2012)
  • Lips: Rouge Coco Baume Hydrating Lip Balm (January 2012), Plaisir Glossimer (March 2012)
  • Nails: April, May, and June Le Vernis Nail Colours (January 2012)

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Continue Reading @ Derek Lam S/S 2012 @ Derek Lam S/S 2012

On hand for, Orlando Pita for PHYTO created a sleek, pulled back hair style inspired by architect Richard Neutra’s organic west coast homes. Pita used Phytovolume Actif onto the hair to begin with, and for models with damaged hair, he used Phyto 7 Daily Hydrating Cream on the ends. He pulled the hair into a pontayil and wrapped it with elastic and used Phytolaque Soie Light Hold Hair Spray. To add sheen and hold, he applied Phyto Professional Shine Defining Wax to the ponytail.

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Continue Reading @ Lela Rose S/S 2012 @ Lela Rose S/S 2012

On hand for, Tina Turnbow for Bare Escentuals created the makeup look, Ted Gibson styled the hair, and Deborah Lippmann designed the nail look at the Lela Rose show.

The inspiration was about using different colors and textures found in vintage Las Vegas photography. Tina Turnbow used bare Minerals SPF 15 Foundation, bare Minerals Midnight Big & Bright Eyeliner Pencil, bare Minerals Blush, bare Minerals Flawless Deifnition Mascara, and bare Minerals Charisma Pretty Amazing Lipcolor. Ted Gibson styled the hair into elegant twists using Ted Gibson Built it, Tame It, and Beautiful Hold Hair Spray. For nails, Deborah Lippmann selected Believe.

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