Monday, November 30th, 2009

Cyber Monday 2009: Beauty & Makeup Deals

With Black Friday becoming a bigger and more intense sales day–both online and in-store–it’s hard to keep up with all the deals.  It looks like a lot of brands are waiting ’til Cyber Monday (the Monday immediately following Black Friday–the 30th), though!  I’ll continue to update this post and move it up come Cyber Monday as well.  If you’ve spotted any great upcoming deals for Cyber Monday, let us know in the comments!

  • Bath & Body Works: Get 25% Off Your Entire Online Order Until 12.01.09! Enter Promo Code: CYBERMONDAY
  • Bliss: Get a full size super slough scrub (a $32 value) with every purchase at blissworld.com! Offer valid 11.30.09 only!
  • Bobbi Brown: 20% off all orders 11/30 to 12/2. Proceeds support Bobbi Brown’s $10,000 donation to Dress for Success as well.
  • Korres: Spend $35 or more and get a free Triple Treats Showergel Trio ($18 Value) Code TREATS. Spend $50 or more and get a free Jumbo Guava Body Butter ($ 29.50 Value) Code GUAVA. Spend $75+ or more and a free Wild Rose Regimen Kit ($39.50 Value) Code ROSE. $5 off all Regimen Kits, 30% off Materia Herba line, buy 1 get 1 shower gels/body milks & shampoo/conditioner.
  • L’Occitane: Shea Fantastique $39.96 ($86 value), free shipping on orders of $25 or more.
  • Lab Series: 25% off your entire order and free standard shipping with every purchase. 11/30 to 12/4.
  • Macy’s: Free Shipping with $75 purchase at Macy’s.com. Promo code: CYBER. Valid 11/29 to 11/30.
  • Origins: Get $10 off any order of $25 or more at Origins.com. Enter code TenOff09. Valid 11/30
  • Philosophy: Spend $75 and get a free gift valued at over $100! Free shipping with no minimum purchase required! There is no promo code required for this, it will be automatically applied to each order.
  • Shu Uemura: 7 deluxe samples on orders of $125 or more, plus free shipping and 20% off for those orders. Deluxe samples include mesh bag, mini-gloss, brightening cream, red:juvenus intense vitalizing concentrate, pleasure of Japanese bath — hinoki, cleansing beauty oil premium A/O, depsea water mist in chamomile, powder foundation. Use code WISHDELUXE09. Valid 11/30
  • Tarte: 40% off your entire order and get free shipping on $25+ purchases.  Code CYBERMON9.  Valid 11/30
  • The Body Shop: 20% Off All Orders & Choice of Free Product. Valid 11/30
Monday, November 30th, 2009

Smashbox Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Legendary Lipstick

The Scarlet Season: Smashbox Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Legendary Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is an ultra glossy blue-based red lipstick. It glides on effortlessly and gives nearly opaque color is just two layers. It has a very glossy look to it, but there is no shimmer to it. It’s one of Smashbox’s Photo Finish Lipsticks, which means they “infused” their Photo Finish Foundation Primer into it. All in all, it’s supposed to make it feel silkier, smoother, and increase wear-time. I found it definitely felt very smooth and soft on my lips, and it certainly wore well throughout the afternoon I tested it (about five hours). It’s not the longest-lasting lipstick I’ve worn, but it’s very comfortable, which is a huge plus.

Edit: Fixed the photos!

What about you? Would you wear this red?

The Scarlet Season is a series of posts showcasing and featuring my favorite shades of red lips–from glosses to lipsticks that runs through December 2009. You can sure expect to see a lot of red this holiday season!

Check out more photos and swatches… Continue reading →

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What’s your current favorite body lotion? Share!

Temptalia's Answer.

I’m loving Lubiderm right now!

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Sunday, November 29th, 2009

MAC Rockocco Lipstick
MAC Rockocco Lipstick

The Scarlet Season: MAC Rockocco Lipstick

MAC Rockocco Lipstick ($14.00) was a limited edition shade of fiery orange-based red with a creamy texture, semi-matte finish, and a subtle sheen. It’s definitely one of my favorite orange-based reds, and I love the way it clings to lips without drying them out. This is probably one of my top three red lipstick shades I wish MAC would repromote, because it really just has something extra about it that nothing in the permanent line brings to the table.

What about you? Would you wear this red?

The Scarlet Season is a series of posts showcasing and featuring my favorite shades of red lips–from glosses to lipsticks that runs through December 2009. You can sure expect to see a lot of red this holiday season!

See photos and swatches… Continue reading →

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

Check out some of my favorite posts from my fellow beauty addicts…

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What do you use to clean your brushes? Best tips?

Temptalia's Answer.

MAC Brush Cleanser & Baby Shampoo!

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