Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

My Monday was so unmotivated that I didn’t put this together until this morning. See why we all need a little pick-me-up at the beginning of the week? If you’ve tried any of these products, I’d love to hear your feedback! You just might save me money (or further enable me to spend!). :)

  • Kate Somerville Skin Health Starter Kit ($70.00) is a value skincare set. I’m a big fan of Kate Somerville products (well, the few I’ve tried!), but her skincare is a little pricey, so any opportunity to try it for less… well, you have my attention. I do need to work out if it is really a “deal” or not, though.
  • Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer – Oil Free Nude ($42.00) is a long-time lemming for me. It’s been on my list for ages, but the price tag has kept me resisting thus far. I’ve heard so many great things about this product, which is kind of the root reason why I’ve always wanted to give it a shot myself.
  • Sephora Brand Precision Sponge ($12.00) looks to be Sephora’s version of the famous BeautyBlender sponge. I’ve tried both the BeautyBlender and Sonia Kashuk’s version, both are really great tools when you want a sponge applicator. I prefer sponge applicators with liquid or cream foundations, though I prefer brushes overall.
  • Korres Lemon Lip Scrub ($19.00) is a lip exfoliator in a lipstick-tube form. I like that it is compact and travel-friendly–no spilling here! I’m curious to see if it’ll out-do my Peter Thomas Roth scrub.
  • Illamasqua Intense Lipgoss ($19.00) seems like something right up my alley–intense colored gloss? Sign me up! They have a decent amount of shades available via Sephora, so I don’t even know where to start. Probably Mistress? Maybe Petulant…
  • Hourglass Primer Set ($56.00) includes both Houglass’ Veil Mineral Primer with SPF 15 as well as Solar Tan Self-Tanning Primer. I’m always curious in different face primers, but I’m particularly intrigued by a self-tanning one!
  • Smashbox High Definition Dual Finish Micro Powder SPF 15 ($38.00) has an interesting delivery system–looks like it’s a lot less messy compared to traditional translucent powders. I wasn’t sold on Make Up For Ever’s HD powder, so I’m interested in seeing how Smashbox’s HD powder compares.

What are your latest lemmings? Are you close to caving?

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

HauteLook is having a Laura Mercier sale!

The sale is going on now at HauteLook! :)  I was hoping for tinted moisturizer, but no dice.  I’m eying one of the concealer duos, though — anyone else have experience with these?  Share your hauls in the comments per usual!

Edit:  I ended up getting a concealer duo and the black cake liner!  I’m also pleased to report HauteLook reduced shipping charges — it was only $5 for those two.

(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! :) )

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

Urban Decay Coupon Code:  Save 30%

August 10th through 20th, save 30% on all of your favorite Urban Decay products.  Just use coupon code FNFF1 at checkout at urbandecay.com.

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

How many eyeshadows do you use per look? (On average!)

Temptalia's Answer.

On overage, probably between 4-6, but easily more. It’s just so easy to take a little from one shadow, a little from another…

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Monday, August 10th, 2009

Choose or Lose

When do you shower?

  • Evening (49%, 810 Votes)
  • Morning (40%, 669 Votes)
  • Afternoon (7%, 118 Votes)
  • Other - I'll tell you in the comments! (4%, 66 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,663

Feel free to elaborate on your answer in the comment section!

Monday, August 10th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

Do you share your makeup with others? Why/why not?

Temptalia's Answer.

I only share certain pieces — some are personal items, so I don’t, but others are kept sanitary so they can be used on others.

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