This Week’s Sales for November 1st, 2010

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This Week’s Sales for October 16th, 2010

  • Beauty.com: Get $10 off orders of $60+ whenever you click through THIS LINK.  20% off ALL orders from 11/2 to 11/4, must click through THIS LINK.
  • Becca: 20% off with code DC0810, expires 10/31.
  • Benefit: Free shipping over purchases of $50+, use code PRETTY50. Free international shipping with purchases of $115+, use code WORLD115 (excludes Asia). Get a free pocket pal with $50 purchase with code SPOOKY10 (add product to your bag!), expires 11/3.
  • Bliss: Get a free bliss sample-filled tote bag ($200 value) with any purchase of $150+, while supplies last.  Get a free Clarisonic travel bag and brush head ($65 value) with any Clarisonic purchase.  20% off bliss fatgirlslim sets and slimwear products with code SLIMWEAR, expires 11/4.
  • Blue Mercury: Free shipping on all orders over $50 with code FREESHIP, plus 3 free beauty samples with every order. 11-year anniversary gift with $100+ purchase. Exclusive and new Tocca Kona limited edition candle.
  • Bobbi Brown: $65+ orders ship free, no code necessary. Free full-size Copper Penny Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow with $65+ orders with code COPPER9, expires 1/14/11. Free Rockstar Metallic Eyeshadow with $65+ orders with code ROCK9, expires 1/14/11.
  • Clinique: Free shipping with code FSCHAT07. Free shipping plus free 3-step minis with $30+ orders. Free shipping plus two free treats with $35+ orders with code TREATS, expires 11/1.  Pick 6 treats with any $21.50+ purchase, while supplies last.
  • Dermadoctor: $10 off orders over $60 with code DERM60, expires 12/15.
  • e.l.f.: 30% off Studio Line on $20+ purchases with code STUD30.
  • GOSMiLE: 10% off with code NOV10, expires 11/30.
  • MAC: Free shipping with code CS105LIVECHAT.
  • NARS Cosmetics: Free shipping on orders of $25 or more with code 25FREESHIP. Free 2-day shipping on orders of $150+, no code necessary.
  • Nordstrom: Current list of Gifts with Purchase. Free shipping on orders of $100+ with code HOLIDAY10, expires 11/20.  Half-Yearly sale begins 11/3.
  • Origins: Free shipping on orders of $75+, no code required.
  • Saks: Receive an exotic snake-print tote filled with deluxe samples with any $100 saks.com beauty or fragrance purchase with code COLOR2 while supplies last.
  • Sally’s Beauty Supply: 20% off online orders with code 555962.
  • SkinStore: 20% off storewide with code AUTUMN20, expires 11/8.
  • Smashbox: Free gift every Tuesday and Thursday. Free shipping on all orders.
  • StrawberryNet: Shop this week’s very Special Deals.
  • The Body Shop: Buy 2, get 1 free on all Bath & Body products, expires 11/10.  Free shipping on all orders over $50, expires 11/2.  Free shipping + 5 free samples on 11/3-11/4.
  • Ulta: 20% off any one item with code 46916, exclusions apply, expires 11/6.
  • Zuneta: 10% off for first time customers with code Z8641, expires 12/31/10.

Sephora.com, Inc.

Sephora

  • 10% off for VIBs with code V436CB.
  • Free deluxe-size Aquolina Body Mousse with any purchase with code PINKSUGAR.
  • Free Bliss mini rollerball with any purchase with code BLISSFUL.
  • Free travel-size Dr. Brandt Intensolution treatment with any purchase with code BLEMISHFREE.
  • Free Clinique Repairwear serum sample with any purchase with code REPAIRWEAR.
  • Free Clean Scene by Murad sample duo with any purchase with code CLEANSCENE.
  • Free Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum mascara with any purchase with code SPECTRUM.
  • Free 1-week supply of REN blemish cleanser with any purchase with code CLAYCLEANSE.
  • Free Dr. Brandt skincare samples with code DRBRANDT.
  • Free Bare Escentuals RareMinerals eye cream with code RAREEYE.
  • Free Kate Somerville sunscreen with any purchase with code KATESUN.
  • Free Juicy Couture parfum rollerball with any purchase with code JUICYCOUTURE.
  • Free StriVectin facial cream with any purchase with code SCULPT.
  • Free Caudalie Vinoperfect samples with any purchase with code VINOREGIMEN.
  • Free refillable palette when you buy any 3 Make Up For Ever eyeshadows or blushes with code MUFE.

Win Naturopathica Sweet Lupine Cleansing Cream!

Win Naturopathica Sweet Lupine Cleansing Cream!

One (1) lucky winner will receive Naturopathica Sweet Lupine Cleansing Cream! (Retail value $18!)

Congratulations to Suzanne H.!

RULES: All entries must be submitted by November 5th, 2010 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 the winner once the winner confirms.

Two Ways to Win

You can do one, the other, or both to maximize your chances of winning…

1.) Leave a comment on this blog post telling me what your skin type is!

2.) Like Temptalia on Facebook and leave a comment entering to win on this post on our page.

Thanks to Naturopathica for their generosity to help us celebrate our 4th anniversary!

Philosophy Trick or Treat Set: Pumpkin Spice Muffin & Caramel Apple

Philosophy Trick or Treat

Philosophy Trick or Treat Set ($20.00) contains 8 oz. Shower Gels in Pumpkin Spice Muffin and Caramel Apple. I’m not one for tricks, so for Halloween, I treated myself to this little kit. I reviewed Pumpkin Spice Muffin when it originally debuted last year–I absolutely LOVED it. For the record, I still do. (Writing this post also reminds me that I should stock up!)

Caramel Apple has that crisp scent of ripened apples with the sweetness of caramel wrapping it all up. Philosophy really nailed both of these autumn scents for me, and both make me feel so cozy when I’m lathering up in the shower.

Philosophy’s Shower Gels are absolutely excellent as a body wash, as they lather up quickly, scent up the shower, and don’t dry out the skin. I don’t find the scent lingers post-shower, which is to be expected, as it’s not on you for long. (I personally only want my perfume or a scented body moisturizer to linger.) They also make nice bubble baths, and decent shampoos, though I imagine if you have anything but normal hair, you may want to stick with your normal shampoo unless you’re in a pinch. It’s just a rather basic shampoo that cleanses.

Really wish Philosophy’s shower gels sets were actually value-driven. Normally, full-sized shower gels retail for $16 for 16 oz., and while you’re getting 16 oz. in total here, you’re paying $20 for the opportunity to try two.

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Guerlain Giny Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Giny Rouge G Lipstick

When you swatch Gillian and Giny ($46.00 for 0.12 oz.) side-by-side, they look incredibly similar, but they are quite distinct when worn (at least on my lips!). While Gillian is a soft rose-nude, Giny is a peach-nude. They both have ultra fine white shimmer and a glossy sheen–a higher shine than the typical Rouge G, actually. As expected, it is also opaque and provides beautiful coverage while still feeling lightweight.

Guerlain’s Rouge G Lipsticks have a strong fruit-floral scent but no taste–I do consider Guerlain’s scented lipsticks to be some of the heavier scented kinds, so do be careful if you are sensitive to scents.  I typically get four to six hours of wear, with four hours on lighter shades like Giny.

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RECOMMENDATION: It would be particularly lovely on cooler skin tones but still an easy to wear, everyday kind of shade for all skin tones.

AVAILABILITY: Nordstrom

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Clarins Bronze Instant Sun Light Highlighter

Clarins Bronze Instant Sun Light Highlighter

Clarins Bronze Instant Sun Light Highlighter ($32.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a creamy–almost gel-like in consistency and texture–golden bronze with soft flecks of gold shimmer that glides onto skin and gives a warmer, luminous look. Though rather deep bronze in the compact, it applies rather sheerly and much lighter on the skin. On both paler and deeper skin tones, this is more of a highlighter than a contouring shade–on the palest of skin, I could see this working as a subtle bronzer. I like this best as a natural highlighter on medium to deep skin tones.

I do wish this product lasted longer on the skin, though; it seems to slide off within three to four hours, even on my normal skin, so I would imagine even shorter wear time on oilier skin types. It doesn’t dry down to a powdery finish, which is good news for those with drier skin types, because it won’t emphasize any dryness or flaking skin. I definitely recommend using a translucent setting powder to help this stay in place longer.

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RECOMMENDATION: I think those of light-medium to medium skin tones will find this most flattering, because it will add some warmth as well as sheen. It’s not ultra long wearing, though.

AVAILABILITY: Clarins

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