Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

Weekly Beauty Report

This Week’s Beauty Report: Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

  • Sephora beauty insiders will save 15% from April 12th-19th — so make sure you sign up, but we’ll remind you come the 12th :) So, consider this a heads up to save up!  The code will be BI15.   It is also valid in-store, but you will need the coupon and be a Beauty Insider (free to sign-up).
  • For Sephora V.I.B.s (aka you spent $350+/year), you should receive a postcard with a coupon for 15% off your entire purchase April 8th through the 19th.  You can also shop online and use promo code V48ML6.   Inside the postcard is also a coupon for a friend, but it’s only valid on April 8th (the Bring-a-Friend Shopping Event).
  • Are you the world’s first reality hair star? Pantene is holding a contest where you can upload a video and America will vote to choose a winner. 12 semi-finalists will be flown to NYC for an in-person test shoot in may.
  • Darphin wants you to share your favorite $50 luxury! For every tip shared, a donation will be made to the IDEAL Providence Farms, and the donations will help to purchase school supplies for children in Ghana. On April 21st, the 50 most creative entries will win a preview of Darphin’s $50 luxury–a full-size Hydraskin Essential. One grandprize winner will win a NYC Spa getaway!
  • St. Tropez just launched its Wash Off Collection, which includes Wash Off Face ($15), Wash Off Body ($18), and Wash Off Mousse ($22.50). You’ll get that summery bronze sans the sun that washes off with soap and water at the end of the night.
  • Dior releases Ultra Gloss ($26.50) in eighteen different shades! PSST! Addicted to Dior is (at least, partially!) available on Nordstrom’s website… but you have to hunt around a bit.
  • Kiehl’s Açaí Damage-Protecting Toning Mist is now specially packaged with a limited edition label as designed by either Jeff Koons, Malia Jones, Julianne Moore, or Pharrel Williams in honor of Earth Month. 100% of net proceeds (amounting to $200,000) will be raised worldwide to benefit Rainforest Alliance with this collection. To support the project, celebrity photographer David LaChapelle will capture each personality in his unique style.
Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Temptalia Asks You


What’s the best eyeshadow combination you’ve come upon this week? Share!

Temptalia's Answer.

Dior Crush Glow with the pink, gold, coral, and mauve!

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Choose or Lose

Do you wear makeup to the beach?

  • Maybe... (36%, 798 Votes)
  • No way! (33%, 728 Votes)
  • Definitely! (28%, 618 Votes)
  • Other - I'll tell you in the comments! (2%, 45 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,189

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

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Welcome to Free For Haul Fridays!

A play on Oh No They Didn’t’s “Free For All Fridays,” every Friday is Free For Haul Fridays! Friday is a day for fun — whether you’re already off enjoying your weekend or if you just need a way to get through til the end of the work day, FFH is here for you!

Share your latest beauty hauls! Once you’ve done that… say anything you’d like. Tell us about the greatest thing that happened to you this week, why your pet is the cutest, what you’re doing this weekend… whatever!

First, I’ll share mine!

Haul: Seven MAC Pearlglides (six to giveaway, though!) and four MAC Lipstain Markers.  I did pre-sale Chanel Mistral & Riviera Le Vernis, plus two lipsticks… but it shouldn’t count since I haven’t paid yet!

Excited for: seeing my parents this weekend, enjoying Easter Sunday, and maybe, just maybe, finding time to read a book.

My pic of the week…  Mellan wishes you all a happy April!

Now… have at it!

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Five for Friday: Products I’m Trying to Resist

The good news is I haven’t caved on any of the five things from last Friday.  The bad news is that is only because I was in a hurry and kind of forgot all about what I meant to get at Nordstrom on Thursday.  I’m definitely caving in on Guerlain’s Tinted Moisturizer and potentially Philosophy’s Raspberries & Cream set.

  • Philosophy Pure Grace Hand Wash ($18.00) showed up at Nordstrom.com today. I didn’t know Philosophy made hand soap… hmm. We go through quite a bit of soap here, so I might have to try this one since I love Philosophy’s Shower Gels so much.
  • Guerlain The 180 Year Collector’s Case ($3,750.00) is only on this list because it was the most outlandish product I saw this week. Holy moly, that’s a lot of perfume and a lot of bucks you need to shell out for ‘em. Just in case we have some high rollers reading this blog, it contains 1 oz. bottles of 1853 Eau de Cologne Impériale, 1889 Jicky, 1912 LHeure Bleue, 1919 Mitsouko, 1925 Shalima, 1959 Vetiver, 1965 Habit Rouge, 1979 Nahema, 1989 Samsara, 2003 L’Instant de Guerlain, 2004 L’Instant de Guerlain pour Homme, 2005 Rose Barbare, 2005 Angélique Noire, 2005 Cuir Belluga, 2006 Bois de Arménie, 2006 Insolence, 2007 Iris Ganache, 2008 Cruel Gardénia.
  • Cake Beauty Cake Kiss Lemon Chiffon Lip Butter Lemon Chiffon ($9.00) sounds so, so yummy. I tried a Cake Beauty Lip Butter wayyy back in the day, and I remember liking it so much I finished the pot!
  • Smashbox Cream Eye Liner Palette Metallic ($32.00) has ten shades of Smashbox’s cream eyeliners in metallic finishes. I’ve never tried one of Smashbox’s cream eyeliner palettes — are they any good? Better than pots?
  • Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner ($35.00) is available in four shades (00 Metal D’or, 01 Noir Ebene, 02 Bleu, and 03 Encre Brun), and it is a little tempting. Anyone try this?

What five products are on YOUR lust list this week?

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Temptalia Asks You


Do you ever buy beauty products to feel better? Does it help? Do you regret it later?

Temptalia's Answer.

Yes, but I still try to buy products I want, not just anything. I also try not to spend TOO much, just because I’m in a bad mood, so that way I don’t regret it a few days later!