Monday, December 1st, 2014

‘Tis the season for sales and deals! We’ll be updating deals between now and December 1st as more come through, and you can check out what we have so far! Which ones will be you enjoying this holiday season? Happy hauling! :)  Check back periodically as we add more deals and coupons to the list!

Last updated:  12/1 at 5:00PM PST

Cyber Monday

  • 100% PURE: Free Black Tea mascara with $75+ purchase, 11/26 through 12/1. Buy 10 products for $10 each (limit three per customer, per item), 12/1 only.
  • ALCHIMIE FOREVER: 30% off with code FF2014, 11/26 through 12/7.
  • ANASTASIA: 25% off the Original Contour Kit, 12/1 only, limit 2 per customer.
  • ANTHONY: 30% off sitewide, 11/28 through 12/1.
  • AVON: Free shipping + + 30% off $30+ purchase (plus free tote bag with $50+ orders) with code CYBER30FS, 12/1 through 12/2.
  • BDELLIUM TOOLS: 25% off all items with code BD25OFF, 11/28 through 12/1.
  • BEAUTE: 45% off with code BLACKFRIDAY2014, 11/28 through 12/1.
  • BEAUTYLISH: $20 gift card for every $100 spent at Beautylish, starts 11/28 for members, 11/29 for non-members, through 12/1 9PM PST.
  • BECCA: 20% off with code GOLD20 on $50+ orders, ends 12/2.
  • BIOELEMENTS: Free shipping + complimentary travel-size product samples, 12/1.
  • BIOTHERM: Get 35% off ANY order with code MIDNIGHT at checkout. Valid 11/27-12/1.
  • BLISS:  Save an additional 40% on already value-priced pro-sized (32 oz.) pump bottles, 12/1 only.
  • BOBBI BROWN: $10 off $50+ purchase, $20 off $100+ purchase, $30 off $150+ purchase, no code necessary, 11/30 through 12/3.
  • CAROL’S DAUGHTER: 40% off + free Monoir Repairing Hair Mask ($22 value) with any order of $50+ with code HOLIDAY40, 12/1 through 12/2.
  • CAUDALIE: Get a travel size Foaming Cleanser, Beauty Elixir, Grape Water + Luxury Travel Case ($60 value) with $75+ purchase with code 4PCGIFT, 12/1 only.
  • CHERRY CULTURE: 40% off with code CM14, ends 12/1.
  • CLARINS CANADA: Customer’s choice of four 5pc gifts (including beautiful bag) with any $75 order, ends 12/1.
  • CLARISONIC: 20% off all devices and gift sets, plus 3 free samples with any order, with code CYBERMON, 12/1 through 12/2.
  • CLINIQUE: 20% off ANY purchase, 12/1 only.
  • COASTAL SCENTS: 50% off everything, ends 12/1.
  • COLLEEN ROTHSCHILD: 30% off with code SHOP30, ends 12/1.
  • CULT NAILS: 25% off new colors with code HOLIDAY25 or 50% off lacquers category with code HOLIDAY50, ends 12/3.
  • DARPHIN: Choose a Full Size Cleanser + Free 2nd Day Shipping with any $75 purchase. Choose from: Cleansing Foam Gel with Water Lily with code FOAM or Intral Cleansing Milk with code MILK, 12/1 only.
  • DR. HAUSCHKA: Free cleansing cream with $50+ purchase, 12/28 through 12/1.
  • DRYBAR: 10% off all products and tools, plus free shipping, 12/1 only.
  • DR. BRANDT: 40% off selected anti-aging eye creams + free shipping, 11/30 through 12/1.
  • ELEMENTAL HERBOLOGY: 25% off sitewide with code CYBERM25, 12/1 only.
  • E.L.F.:  50% off with $30+ purchase with code CYBERMONDAY, 12/1 only.
  • ERNO LASZLO: Winter Wonders 6-Piece Gift Set ($395 value) as a Gift With Purchase for those who spend a minimum of $200, 12/1 only.
  • EVE PEARL: 40 to 60% off with code BP2014, ends 12/1.
  • EVOLUTION MAN: 25% off with code BLK25, ends 12/1.
  • GHD: 25% off all of ghd’s innovative hair tools (excluding the ghd curve collection), 11/28 through 12/2.
  • HARE POLISH: 10% off $30+ orders with code HARE10OFF30, ends 12/1.  One use per customer.
  • GIORGIO ARMANI: Get 20% Off your purchase of $75 or more, plus free shipping with code FAMILY14, ends 12/7.
  • HILLHOUSE NATURALS: 25% off sitewide with code DIS25, ends 12/1.
  • INDIE LEE: 25% off with code CYBERINDIE, 12/1 only.
  • INGLOT: 20% off any purchase, plus get a free Nail Enamel with $60+ purchase and a patented shopping bag with $200+ purchase, excludes accessories and empty Freedom System palettes, 11/27 through 12/3.
  • J. PAUL: 30% off sitewide, 12/1 only.
  • JAN MARINI: 20% off $200+ purchases, ends 12/5.
  • JOHN MASTERS ORGANICS: 25% off sitewite with code HOLIDAY14, 11/26 through 12/1.
  • JUNE JACOBS: 25% off sitewide + free super-size Intensive Age Defying Hydrating Hand & Foot Cream on $50+ orders, 12/1 only.
  • KARIN HERZOG: 20% off everything, 11/27 through 12/1.
  • KERASTASE: 15% off $100+, plus a Nutritive Deluxe Sample Duo Gift Box, with code GIFTSILVER, 11/27 through 12/1. 20% off $150+, plus a Nutritive Deluxe Sample Duo Gift Box, Touche Finale, and free shipping with code GIFTSILVER, 11/27 through 12/1.
  • KATE SOMERVILLE: 25% off with code FRIENDS2014, ends 12/1.  Spend $150+, receive a $25 gift card, 11/28 only.
  • KERASTASE: 15% off $100+, plus Nutritive Deluxe Sample Duo Gift Box and free shipping, with code HAPPY100, 12/1 through 12/4. 20% off $150+ purchase, plus Laque Noir travel size and free shipping with code HOLIDAYS150, 12/1 through 12/4. 20% off $250+ purchase, plus Laque Noire travel size, Elixir Ultime travel size, Ciment Thermique travel size, and free shipping, with code STYLE250, 12/1 through 12/4.
  • KIEHL’S:  Receive 4 deluxe samples and Free Shipping on any order with code CYBER, 12/1 only.
  • KIEHL’S CANADA: 15% off any order + free shipping on $50+ orders with code BF14, 12/1 only.
  • L’OCCITANE:  Buy 2, get 1 free on select items with code B2G1, 11/27 through 12/7. Black Friday Travel Set for $15 with $45+ purchase with code TRAVEL, 11/28 through 12/1. Black Friday “Everything You Need” collection free with $225+purchase ($100 value) with code BLACK, 11/28 through 12/1.
  • LAB SERIES:  25% off sitewide + free standard shipping, ends 12/5.
  • LANCOME:  20% off any order, plus free shipping on $49+ orders with code FRIENDS, 11/30 through 12/7.
  • LANCOME CANADA: 15% off all orders, plus three deluxe sample juicy tubes and free shipping, 12/1 through 12/3.
  • LAURA GELLER: Free 3-piece gift set ($39 value) with $40+ order with code CYBERGWP, 12/1. Holiday Hues Eye Spackle set for $40 ($191 value), no code necessary, while supplies last, 12/1.
  • LAURA MERCIER: 25% off $100+ purchase, discount applied at checkout, excludes holiday sets, end date not specified (likely 11/28 or 12/1).
  • LORAC: 25% off Pro Palette and Pro Palette 2, 12/1 at 8AM PST for 24 hours.
  • MAKEUP GEEK: Black Friday Bundle ($100, $145 value) includes Vegas Lights Palette, 8 Blushes, Large Z-Palette, Afterglow Pigment; Blush Pan Bundle for $70 ($80 value).
  • MALLY BEAUTY:  Surprise value bag valued at $75 to $100 for $25, plus free shipping on any order with purchase of mystery value bag, 12/1 only.
  • MARC JACOBS BEAUTY: BlacquerFriday sets, online for a limited time, 11/28 through 12/1.
  • MINERAL FUSION: 50% off everything plus free shipping on $60+ orders with code CYBER50, 12/1 only.
  • MOLTON BROWN: 25% off every order + free shipping with code MBEVENT2, ends 12/1.
  • MURAD: 25% off all orders + free shipping with code CYBERMONDAY, 12/1 through 12/5.
  • NARS: 20% off when you sign up to be an insider, 11/28 through 12/2.
  • NEIMAN MARCUS: Earn up to a $500 gift card with code GC4YOU now through 12/1.  Spend $200, get $50 gift card; spend $500, get $125 gift card, spend $1,000, get $250 gift card, spend $2,000 get $500 gift card.  Applies to regular-priced qualifying purchase.
  • NORDSTROM: Shop Black Friday beauty deals — various doorbuster-type sets ($10-15), plus 10-40% off select items.  75+ GWPs here.
  • OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE COSMETICS: 20% off sitewide, 11/28 through 12/1.
  • OLE HENRIKSEN: Free $100 Surprise Gift Bag with your order of $50 with code 100HOLIDAYBAG, ends 12/1.
  • OMOROVICZA: Up to 30% off sets, 11/28 through 12/1.
  • PAULA’S CHOICE: 15% off sitewide + free shipping, 11/28 through 12/7.
  • PHILOSOPHY: 15% off sitewide with code RETAIL15, ends 11/30. Select shower gels for $10, 11/28 through 12/1.
  • PUR MINERALS: 30% off all makeup + free shipping with code PURCM14, 12/1 only.
  • RITA HAZAN: 25% sitewide, 11/28 through 12/1.
  • SEPHORA: $10 deals listed here, 11/28 while supplies last or 1/1/15.  Cyber Monday mystery sample bag with $25 purchase with code SURPRISE, ends 12/31 or while supplies last.
  • SHU UEMURA ART OF HAIR: 15% off $125+ purchase + free shipping with code HAPPY125, 11/27 through 12/1. 20% off $200+ purchase plus Touch of Gloss and free shipping, with code HOLIDAYS200, 11/27 through 12/1.  SHU UEMURA ART OF HAIR: 15% off $125+ purchase + free shipping with code JINGLE125, 12/1 through 12/4. 20% off $200+ purchase + Jonathan Cohen Cosmetic case, Cleansing Oil Shampoo travel size, and free shipping, with code BELLS200, 12/1 through 12/4.
  • SHU UEMURA: 25% + free shipping on $50+ orders with code TEMPTALIA, 11/26 through 12/1.
  • SHU UEMURA CANADA: 20% + free shipping on $75+ orders, 25% off + free shipping on $125+ orders with code TEMPTALIA, 11/26 through 12/1.
  • SIBU BEAUTY: 60% off all orders with code SIBU60, 11/27 through 12/1.
  • SIGMA: 20% off with code CM2014, 12/1 only.
  • SILKN:  25% off with code SILKNCYBER, ends 12/3.
  • SKINDINAVIA: 20% off + free shipping + free Makeup Primer spray with code 20OFF, 11/28 through 12/1.
  • SKINSTORE: Save up to 25% off with code SPECIAL, ends 12/1.
  • SMASHBOX: 25% off $50+ orders with code SBXFF14, ends 12/1.
  • SUGARPILL: Up to 50% off, noon PST 11/27 through 12/1.
  • SUPERGOOP: 30% off with code CYBER2014, 11/28 through 12/1.
  • TARTE: One day only, special pricing on tarte favorites, 12/1 only! Free sample and free shipping on $40+ purchases.
  • TATCHA: 20% off with code FF2014, 11/28 through 12/8.
  • THEBALM:  50% off, 12/1 7AM PST through 12/2 7AM PST.
  • THE BODY SHOP: 50% off + free shipping + gift with purchase on $50+ orders, 12/1 at 6:30AM EST, one day only.
  • TOM FORD: Lips & Boys, $32 miniature lipsticks, now available.
  • TOO FACED: $35 mystery grab bag + 50% off sale, 12/1 only.
  • TRIA: Up to 30% off gift sets, 12/1 through 12/3.
  • URBAN DECAY: Electric Palette + deluxe Black Velvet Velvet Pencil for $35, 12/1 only.
  • YES TO: Gift with purchases for $35+ orders, 12/1.
  • YSL: Get 20% Off your purchase of $75 or more, plus free shipping with code YSLGIFT, ends 12/7.


Expired deals (for historical reference) ahead!

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Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

There are SO many sales going on right now, some ending today, and a few still going. I thought I’d make this a running post to keep track! :)

Giorgio Armani Beauty (Loreal USA)
GIORGIO ARMANI: Get 20% Off your purchase of $75 or more, plus free shipping with code FAMILY14, ends 12/7.

YSL: Get 20% Off your purchase of $75 or more, plus free shipping with code YSLGIFT, ends 12/7.

  • IT COSMETICS: 25% off your entire purchase with code FRIENDSFAMILY25, ends 11/24.
  • SMASHBOX:  Save 25% on everything when you spend $50 or more on smashbox.com with code SBXFF14, ends 12/1.
  • ULTA:  Too Faced Complete Matte Eye Palette for $39 (regularly $45), ends 11/29.
Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Must-Have MAC Pro Products

About a year and a half ago, I compiled a list of MAC Pro Products, which might be helpful if you’re not sure what products are part of the Pro range. When I was browsing last night, I didn’t see any way to look specifically for Pro products! As of this AM, there is! Yay!

Some products are definitely designed for the prosumer or professional makeup artist, but there are plenty of products and shades that are great for consumer use. And of course, while you might not find Chromacakes essential in your everyday routine, many products are certainly fun to play with.

Worth a mention is that not all Pro products are eye/lip safe (true with even some consumer products!), which means you might be eyeing that red pigment, wanting to use it on your eyes, and it will come with a warning label that says it is not recommended for usage on the eye.  Just a heads up!

Here are some of my must-have products/shades that are Pro!

  • Pigments: Blonde’s Gold, Chartreuse, Deep Blue Green, Emerald Green, Pink Pearl, True Chartreuse
  • Cream Colour Bases: Virgin Isle
  • Eyeshadows: Bio-Green, Blue Calm, Bottle Green, Bright Sunshine, Deep Damson, Indian Ink, Kelly, Sour Lemon
  • Lipsticks: Full Fuchsia, Fusion Pink, Show Orchid, Violetta
  • Iridescent Powder/Loose: Silver Dusk
  • Shaping/Sculpting Powders: Accentuate, Lightsweep, Sculpt, Soft Focus
  • Blushes: Azalea, Cantaloupe, Salsarose, Taupe
  • Chromalines: Black Black
  • Chromagraphic Pencils: Black Black, NC20/NW30
  • Mixing Mediums: Lash, Water Base
  • Brushes: 205

What are your must-have Pro products?

Thursday, May 10th, 2012


Mother’s Day Gift Guide and Gift-Giving Tips

If you haven’t yet finished your Mother’s Day gift shopping, here are some last minute suggestions and tips and tricks (which really apply to any gift giving occasion and recipient).

  • Watch out for hints. They may not even be genuine hints as far as the recipient goes, but they can clue you in on things the person might want but not feel willing to purchase.  My mom mentioned she really wanted more non-stick cooking mats a month or so ago, and I kept an eye out for them (and did manage to find some on sale!).
  • Think about their hobbies.  Often, hobbies are one of the ways we really enjoy ourselves–away from the hum drum of work, daily routine, and errands.  My fiance’s mom loves jewelry; both generally as a gift, but she’s also known for taking apart jewelry and creating a new piece out of it.  I know I can’t go wrong with giving her jewelry or jewelry-making supplies.
  • What’s something they love but feel frivolous buying?  I often think gifts should be a bit of an indulgence; something the person wouldn’t buy for themselves but really wants.  I always toy with the idea of buying my mom La Mer, because she absolutely loves it (go figure, she was never and still isn’t into makeup/beauty but is in love with La Mer), but I keep making her try other supposedly good moisturizers instead.  Shaun’s mom has her favorite perfume, which she wears almost daily, but it’s a little pricey, so her boys always get it for her on Mother’s Day.
  • When in doubt, ask for a list.  Part of me loves to surprise people, but the part that would rather give someone a gift they’d love than one I’d think they love but they don’t end up loving.

My Picks for Gifts

  • Fragrance gift sets.  Lots of brands put together sets of their bestselling fragrances for big gift-giving holidays like Mother’s Day.   Nordstrom has a whole slew of them to choose from.   I like sets that offer more for your money, and it’s even better if they come in a cute box or bag.  Sephora has a few fragrance samplers, which include miniature-sized scents within a family (e.g. florals).
  • Get her hooked on skincare!  (or replenish her favorites) Ole Henriksen has several gift sets available of just-the-right-sized products–enough to try but not so much that they’re still attractively priced for higher-end skincare.  I like their Truth line.
  • Books and more.  I think almost everyone in my life now has a Kindle, and a lot of those were gifted by me. It’s such a useful gift that ends up becoming well-loved, too.  If you have a sibling, you can also work together to accessorize it with a nice case and some books to start off with.  My mom sometimes tells me it’s the most expensive gift I’ve ever given her–because she has bought so many books since owning one!
  • At-home spa days.  If it wasn’t already a fairly obvious choice, gifting a spa day is rarely a bad way to go, but it can be incredibly expensive to send someone on one, but you can bring the spa home, too, for a lot less.  I love philosophy’s gift sets because they come in an array of fun scents and always have cute packaging that’s perfect for gifting.  Sure, I bought myself i love jam (and am in love with the Mixed Berry Jam scent), but it would’ve made a good gift for mom!  You can buy some candles, bath salts, soaks, or even a face mask (if you live near a LUSH store, you can pick up a fresh mask–they’re so cheap, too, like $5).

What are your best tips for gift-giving for Mother’s Day?

 

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Temptalia Asks You


What does your five-minute face consist of? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerFoundation (maybe tinted moisturizer), filling in brows, a light blusher (something like Benefit Sugarbomb), and maybe a coat of mascara. I’ll try to toss a lipstick or gloss into my bag for later!

Thanks to Leah for today’s question! Have a question idea? Submit yours here.

Thursday, January 5th, 2012


2012 Editor’s Choice Awards — Roundup

Curious to see who won? Check out our 2012 Editor’s Choice Awards for all the winners!

Summary

  • Brands with the Most Awards in 2012: Revlon (8), Guerlain (7), Maybelline (5), Bare Escentuals (4), MAC (4), Neutrogena (4), Olay (4)
  • Total Brands Recognized: 42 (High-end), 29 (Budget), 71 (total)
  • Total Award Categories: 72
  • Total Winners: 132