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Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Giorgio Armani Beauty (Loreal USA)
GIORGIO ARMANI is having 20% off on $75+ orders, plus free shipping, now through 6/27.

Deal Sites/Rebates

  • EBATES:  Pur Minerals (10%), Macy’s (8%), Saks (8%)
  • GILT: —
  • HAUTELOOK:  Skinn Cosmetics (6/22), Viviscal (6/23), Summer Fragrances $25 & Under (6/23)
  • IDEELI: —
  • MR. REBATES: Proactiv (40%), WEN (40%), Oscar Blandi (15%), Cargo (12%), Murad (12%), Carol’s Daughter (12%), Saks (10%), Marc Jacobs Beauty (8%), Shiseido (8%), Kiehl’s (8%), Lancome (8%)
  • MYHABIT: —
  • Rue La La: —

Free Shipping, Coupon Codes, GWPs

  • 100% PURE: Free shipping on $50+ orders.
  • ASOS:  Free express shipping over $140 with code EXPRESSUSA.
  • AVON: Free shipping on $35+ orders. Brilliant Brights Any 2 for $6.99, ends 6/25. Brilliant Brights Any 2 for $6.99, ends, 6/25. Save 21% on your $50+ order with code SITESALE, ends 6/22.
  • B-GLOWING:  20% off Peter Thomas Roth orders $60+ with code 20PTR20, ends 6/24. 15% off First Aid Beauty orders of $60+ with code 15FAB60, ends 6/24.
  • BARNEYS: —
  • BEAUTY.COM:   Free shipping on $35+ orders.  $15 off $75+ orders with code BEAUTY15 or through this link, ends 8/28.
  • BENEFIT: Free shipping on $50+ purchases. Free international shipping with $125+ purchases.  Get a FREE deluxe sample of they’re real! push-up liner in beyond brown with any order with code LINEIT, ends 6/25 or while supplies last.
  • BH COSMETICS:  Free Floral Blush with $15+ order with code FLORALBLUSH, ends 6/30.
  • BLISS: Free 15 Piece Beauty Bag with Purchase of $100 with code SPRINGSKIN15, ends 6/30 or while supplies last. Save $40 on $150+ purchase of Bliss, Remede, or Elemis with code 40OFF, ends 6/30.
    • BLISS UK: Free delivery on all UK orders.   triple oxygen starter kit with a £75 spend with code TO2START, ends 12/31.
  • BLOOMINGDALE’S: Free shipping on orders of $150+ with code FS150.
  • BOBBI BROWN: Free shipping on $65+ orders.  Free Shipping + Mini SPF 50 Face Base with any order with code SPFPROTECT, ends 6/28.
  • BUMBLE & BUMBLE: Choose six samples at checkout + free shipping with $30, ends 6/23.
    • BUMBLE & BUMBLE UK: Free Blow Balm Dry bundle + Bb.tote With any order with code JUNETREAT, ends 6/30.
  • C.O. BIGELOW: 20% OFF on C.O. Bigelow Mentha Hair Invigorating Shampoo No. 1636 AND Mentha Hair Invigorating Conditioner No. 1640 with code METHNAHAIR20, ends 6/30.
  • CAROL’S DAUGHTER: Free shipping on $25+ orders with code SHIPFR.
  • CHANEL: Complimentary shipping on $50+ orders.
  • CLARINS: —
  • CLARISONIC: Buy any two devices together and receive 10% off and free standard shipping with code PAIRS, ends 12/31. Receive a FREE five piece gift set with any $149 purchase ($54 value) + free shipping with code SUNSHINE, ends 6/30 or while supplies last.
  • CLE DE PEAU: Free 2nd day shipping on $150+ orders.  Free ground shipping on all orders.
  • CLINIQUE:  Free shipping on $50+ orders. Free Chubby Stick Trio with any $25 purchase with code CHUBBY, ends 6/22.
  • DARPHIN: Spend $100 and get $15 off your next purchase of $100 or more.
  • DERMSTORE:  10% off with code REMINDER.
  • ELF: Free shipping on $25+ orders with code SHIP25.
  • FOLICA: Free shipping on $50+ orders. 15% off sitewide with code DADSNGRADS, ends 6/30.
  • GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY:   Free shipping with $75+ orders + 2 samples of choice for registered members.
  • IMOMOKO: —
  • JO MALONE: Receive Complimentary Standard Delivery and an exclusive offer of the English Pear & Freesia Body Crème with code JUNENEWS, ends 6/27.
  • JURLIQUE:  Free shipping on $50+ orders. Get a FREE 1-week supply of Jurlique’s Purely Bright Eye Correcting Cream with any purchase of $35+ with the code BRIGHTEYESUS, ends 6/30. 30% off bestselling masks with code MASKUS, ends 6/30.
  • KATE SOMERVILLE:  Free shipping + three free samples on $50+ orders. Receive 10% off your 1st purchase plus a complimentary True Lash Lash Enhancing Eye Makeup Remover (1-month supply) with code TRUELASH10, ends 6/21 for new customers only.
  • KIEHL’S: Free shipping on $60+ orders.  Receive a deluxe sample with any serum or sun purchase with code POWER, ends 7/20.
    • CANADA:  $10 off $50 with code SUMMER, ends 6/29.
    • CANADA:  Free shipping on $99+ orders.
  • LA MER: Receive Complimentary Standard Shipping and a duo sample offer of The Illuminating Eye Gel and The Intensive Revitalizing Mask with code ENERGIZE, ends 6/22.
  • LANCOME: Free shipping on $49+ orders. Receive 4 Deluxe Skin Care Samples, Plus Free Shipping with Any Order of $49 or more with code SUMMER, ends 6/30.
    • CANADA: 20% off $50+ orders with code FAMILY, ends 6/22.
  • LAURA MERCIER: Free shipping on $50+ orders. Select 4 samples and enjoy Free Ground Shipping with any $75 purchase, no code necessary, ends 6/5 or while supplies last.
  • LISA WATIER (CANADA): Buy la Crème sublime and Nuit sublime and get free shipping and a FREE 15ml Black Night Elixir with code NIGHTRITUAL, ends 6/30. Buy la Crème sublime and Nuit sublime and get free shipping and a FREE 15ml Crystal Day Elixir with code DAYRITUAL, ends 6/30. Buy 3 complimentary matte lip products and receive a FREE Bisous bag with code PERFECTLIPS, ends 6/30.
  • LIZ EARLE UK:  Monthly Liz Earle special offers/packages here.
  • MACY’S: —
  • MARCELLE: Free shipping on $25+ orders (Canada), free U.S. shipping on $50+ orders.
  • MARC JACOBS BEAUTY: Free shipping on $50+ orders. Free shipping on any order with code SHIP, ends 12/31.
  • MOLTON BROWN:  Free gift with purchase when you spend £45+.
  • MURAD: —
  • NARS: Free shipping on $50+ orders. Complimentary mini Orgasm lipgloss with any purchase with code JUNEMINI15, ends 6/30 or while supplies last.
  • NORDSTROM:  Free shipping & free returns everyday.
  • OJON: —
  • OMOROVICZA UK: 15% Off Omorovicza SPF products with code SPF15, ends 8/31.
  • ORIGINS: Free shipping on $50+ orders. Enjoy a 5-piece Plantscription sampler set ($67 value) with any $50 order with code SEERESULTS, ends 6/22 5PM EST.
  • PACIFICA:  Free 2-day shipping on $75+ orders with code FREESHIP75.
  • PAULA’S CHOICE: 20% off + Free Shipping on all orders at PaulasChoice.com, ends 6/22. Free Shipping on all orders + Free Resist Retinol Trial Size on $50+, ends 6/30.
  • PHILOSOPHY:   Free shipping on $50+ orders, no code necessary.
  • SAKS FIFTH AVENUE:  Free shipping on U.S. orders with code FREESHIP.  $75 off $350 purchase, design exclusions apply, ends 6/24.
  • SEPHORA:  [All deals require $25 minimum purchase while supplies last–some codes may run out faster than others.] Receive a free Maxi Lash deluxe sample in 01 Noir with code MAXILASH, ends 6/30. Free Briogeo Rosarco Milk Leave-in Conditioning Spray deluxe sample with code BRIOMILK, ends 6/30.  Receive a free Nourish Hydrating Firming Mist deluxe sample with code KATEMIST, ends 6/30. Choose 3 free deluxe samples for him with code MANUP, ends 6/30. Receive a free Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Eau de Toilette mini rollerball with code VIBEXTRA, ends 6/30.  Receive a free Benefit They’re Real Push-Up Liner deluxe sample with code REALEYES, ends 7/15. Free Clarins Total Eye Concentrate deluxe sample with code TOTALEYE, ends 7/15. Choose 1 of 6 free peel deluxe samples with code REVEAL, ends 7/15.  Choose 1 of 3 Too Faced Born This Way Foundation deluxe samples with code TOOFACED, ends 7/30.
    • CANADA: Get 5 skincare samples on orders over $50 – code SKINFRESH, ends 6/22.
  • SMASHBOX: Save $15 off your first order of $75+ with code WELCOME2.  Join Pretty Points Rewards and earn $10 for every $100 spent + free shipping. FREE deluxe samples of Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer & Camera Ready BB Cream in Light/Medium with $40+ order with code SBXTIPS, ends 6/24.
  • TARGET: —
  • TARTE: —
  • TATCHA: —
  • THE BODY SHOP (USA):  Buy 3, get 3 free + free shipping + skincare gift with $75+ purchase, ends 6/22.
    •  CANADA:  Buy 3, get 3 free, ends 6/24.
    • UK:  —
  • TOO FACED: Spend $60+ at Too Faced & get a free Melted Candy + free Mini Deluxe La Creme, ends 6/30.
  • ULTA: —
  • YSL:  Free shipping on any order, no code necessary.

Yves Saint Laurent Beauty, (Loreal USA)
YSL is having a 20% off all $75+ orders, plus free shipping. If you spend $150+, receive a signature YSL mirror and two deluxe samples of your choice. Ends 6/29/15 3AM EST.

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Temptalia Asks You

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Sunday, June 21st, 2015

NYX Intense Butter Glosses ($5.99 for 0.27 fl. oz.) are a richer, more opaque gloss with a cream finish and a glossy shine. When NYX nails the formula, it’s really good, but there are some misses. My favorites were Spice Cake (A), Chocolate Crepe (A-), Apple Crisp (A-), and Toasted Marshmallow (A-). They wore around four hours on average and weren’t drying (nor hydrating) with a light vanilla scent but no taste. They’re heavier than the original Butter Gloss formula, and they’re lightly tacky.


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Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Maybelline Summer 2015 Creamy Matte Lip Colors

Just in time for summer, there are ten new shades of Maybelline ColorSensational Creamy Matte Lip Color ($7.99 for 0.15 oz.). I bought mine online at Ulta, and I thought I’d share a sneak peek while I work through testing these!


See more photos & swatches! Continue reading →

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Long-time readers will know that I’ve been a fan of Guerlain’s products for a very long time, and a lot of my holy grail base products are from them (like my discontinued but beloved Parure Gold!). I’m not as enamored with their eyeshadow or blush formula, but their Rouge Gs remain my favorite lipsticks of all-time. The formula is long-wearing, hydrating, comfortable to wear, and pigmented, and the only thing that makes them hard to love is the wallet-killing price tag of $53 (and I remember when they were $48 or so!). If you’ve tried Guerlain, I’d love to hear your personal favorites! :)

  1. Guerlain Les Voilettes Pressed Powder
  2. Guerlain Mythics Voyage Powder
  3. Guerlain Garconne Rouge G
  4. Guerlain Parure de Lumiere Foundation
  5. Guerlain Gracia Rouge G
  6. Guerlain Gipsy Rouge G
  7. Guerlain Rouge d’Enfer Nail Lacquer
  8. Guerlain Gemma Rouge G
  9. Guerlain Gisela Rouge G
  10. Guerlain Geneva Rouge G

>> See side-by-side swatches! <<

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
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Here’s an epic collage of all 25 shades of the upcoming ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) shades. Check out full swatches and a few first impressions that were posted just before, in case you missed it!

A few comparisons:

  • Vice is the lightest and warmer of the beige/neutral shades
  • Trap is a purple-leaning taupe with some of the cooler-neutral undertones in the launch
  • Shimmy is lighter and more neutral than 1st Base, which is pinker and brighter with less rose than Solow
  • Bumble is a darker, more muted version of Donut, which is warmer than Solow
  • Seesaw is your warmer lavender, while Koala is a slightly darker, cooler-toned lavender
  • Drive In is lighter and warmer than Lychee, and both are lighter than Zipper
  • Sundae is cooler and not quite as bright, plus it has micro-shimmer, than Highball
  • Highball is almost a “warm” fuchsia but reads almost cool-toned even on my skin tone, whereas Mars is a warm, fuchsia-red
  • Succulent is an orange-based red, whereas Creeper is a blue-based red (also a bit darker and less neon)
  • Tulle is a cooler, plummier take on Bumble, which is lighter and warmer