Monday, November 9th, 2009

shu uemura is on sale at HauteLook!

FYI, while I normally post most deals on the deal page only, but I know we have a good amount of shu fans here, and seriously, I’ve never seen shu on a sample sale site EVER.

Uh, AMAZING SALE. Seriously – a lot of times beauty sample sales only have a few items, but this shu sale has a TON of shu uemura products.  Lots of lipsticks, pencil eyeliners, cleansing oils… even a mini eyelash curler (and yes, I do think shu makes the best eyelash curler).

My haul: two pencils (Khaki & Metallic Green), two Rouge Unlimited lipsticks (Gold & Purple), Diamante false eyelashes (because they’re so pretty and I couldn’t resist), and a pressed eyeshadow in Pearl Green (reminded me of MAC’s Lucky Green from the photo!).   There were so many more things I wanted, but I had to resist for the sake of my bank account!

The link above is an invite-link, which is a referral link. HauteLook has opened up membership, so you are free to sign up on your own, if you wish! :)

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Urban Decay Friends & Family Sale – 30% off Your Entire Order

Get 30% off your entire order at UrbanDecay.com from November 9th through November 20th, 2009. Use code FNFW1 at checkout.

Not sure what to buy? Peruse through our Urban Decay reviews! I can tell you my absolute favorite item by Urban Decay are their 24/7 liners, though :)

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

Nordstrom Offers International Shipping!

I am so, so pleased to be able to announce that Nordstrom is now offering INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING! International shipping is fulfilled by FiftyOne, and currently, they are shipping to the following countries:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia,Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

Nordstrom HEARS you!

This afternoon, @Nordstrom sent me a quick tweet thanking us for the post write-up, BUT also to clarify and address many of your concerns:

@temptalia Thx for your post re: Int’l Shopping! Want to clarify: Shipping fees vary by country & we will be adding more countries.

And also, just FYI, I know for some countries shipping starts off at some minimum rate and doesn’t go up significantly more thereafter. I also know that some countries have laws or restrictions on certain cosmetics or shipping of cosmetics and all sorts of crazy, complicated international laws that may make a retailer unable to ship you certain brands or products!  Nordstrom suggests customers head to their FAQ if they have questions, too.

But I think it’s really cool that Nordstrom is listening and reading what you are all saying!  :)

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

NORDSTROM.com - Today Only Buy 2 Mascara Get 1 Free

Nordstrom is having their buy 2, get 1 free sale on mascara (not all brands are participating). According to the e-mail I received, participating brands are Lancome, Dior, MAC, Chanel, Trish McEvoy, and YSL. The deal is only good today — both online and in-store.

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Beauty.com is giving you 20% off most things they offer from today!

November 4th, 2009 to November 6th, 2009 (’til 11:59PM PST). You have to click

this link to access the sale, since there’s no code. (The Beauty.com links are *not* affiliate links as it is an e-mail only offer.)

*Discount valid on Beauty.com items only, excluding Jane Iredale products, gift cards, and certificates. Valid Wednesday 11/4/2009 from 12:01am through Friday 11/6/2009 11:59pm Pacific Time. Only valid at time of order and cannot be applied to past orders. Value cannot be redeemed for cash. May not combine with other offers. Please see site for full details.

While this is not a fashion blog, I know that a ton of us shop at and love Nordstrom dearly, and today marks the beginning of their famous half-yearly sale.

NORDSTROM.com Half-Yearly Sale for Women & Kids

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

Sephora.com, Inc.

Sephora Friends & Family Sale 2009 – Get 20% Off!

Sale starts today — October 19th!  Happy hauling! During the sale, you’ll get 20% off nearly everything with code FF2009.

  • Dates: October 19th through November 2nd, 2009
  • Code: FF2009 (If you use Ebates, you can shop through this link.)
  • Discount: 20% off
  • Good only: Online, U.S. only

Canadians: it has not quite been confirmed yet, but it does sound like an in-store F&F sale is in the works; some representatives are saying you’ll receive a coupon valid in-store via e-mail — others are still saying no sale.

In-store: as far as we know, there is a friends and family sale in-store, but it is restricted to those who are fortunate enough to receive actual discount sheets from Sephora employees (you know, their friends and family, ha!).  Still, there’s likely to be a mass customer e-mail in the next couple of days to announce the sale online, so perhaps they’ll extend it in-store to all customers, but we don’t know.  (They haven’t done so in the past.)

Sale is up and running! So that means there’s just one thing to do…

SHARE YOUR HAULS IN THE COMMENTS!

My haul: I picked up some Kate Somerville products I’ve been eying (ExfoliKate – just 2 oz. and EradiKate), as well as Kate Somerville’s Oil-Free Moisturizer (which I adore, but I find pricey!), as well as Philosophy Pumpkin Spice Muffin Shower Gel.  Those are just my must-haves-before-they-sell-out.  I’m still not sure if I’ll pick up anything else during the sale, but it’ll probably be pricey stuff or staples.