The Scarlet Season: L’Oreal Plumped Red Infallible Plumping Lipgloss

L’Oreal Plumped Red #306 Infallible Plumping Lipgloss ($9.99) is a sheer, lightly tinted orange-based red lipgloss with “plumping power.” It lightly plumps up lips with just a touch of a tingle, which I didn’t find too bothersome (and I’d say I’m particularly sensitive to lip plumpers and find the majority overwhelming). I wish the color was bolder and more opaque, because it is rather subtle and sheer. It does, however, significantly tint and add redness to my lips, and it wears well, because it has a tendency to stain a little rather than sit on top of lips like a typical gloss. It has the faintest bit of shimmer, but it’s hardly noticeable on lips.

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Look Book – What would you pair with MAC Preciousness Lipgloss?

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Win $200 of MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Products!

Temptalia Gives Away $200+ in MAC Cosmetics!

The theme of this prize package is MAC’s mineralize line. The total value of the prize is $202.00.

Winner will receive:

  • MAC Cheek & Cheerful Blush
  • MAC Dark MSFN
  • MAC Assemblage Eyeshadow
  • MAC Eccentricity Eyeshadow
  • MAC Interview Eyeshadow
  • MAC Natural Flare Eyeshadow
  • MAC Odd Bits Eyeshadow
  • MAC Persuasive Eyeshadow
  • MAC Sea & Sky Eyeshadow
  • MAC Word of Mouth Eyeshadow

RULES: All entries must be submitted by December 9th, 2009 at 11:59 PM PST. This contest is open to all readers as pursuant to your local state/country’s laws. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified via e-mail. This post will be updated with “winner chosen” when one has been chosen.

How to Win:  Two Ways

You can enter either way or both ways (for two chances to win).  If commenting to win, please be sure to use a valid e-mail address.

1. Comment to win: leave a comment on this blog post telling me what your favorite MAC mineralize product is.
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Winner: Alexis B., Twitter user @BrittanyAlexisB

Cyber Monday 2009: Beauty & Makeup Deals, Coupons, Codes, Discounts

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! 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’ Promo code: CYBER. Valid 11/29 to 11/30.
  • Origins: Get $10 off any order of $25 or more at 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