MAC Dare to Wear Collection Available!

MAC Dare to Wear Collection Available!

The collection is now available for purchase at MAC. I haven’t heard of the free shipping code yet, but I am sure they will offer one soon enough.

I’m sorry I don’t have swatches and reviews for you to peruse over.  I ordered this morning as soon as I saw it on the site and overnighted it, so I hope to have photos, swatches, and reviews for you tomorrow… as soon as humanly possible after it’s delivered.

What are you nabbing?  I fully recommend Atlantic Blue (permanent!) and Going bananas! :)

P.S. – Stereo Rose is back in stock on the MAC website… And it’s sold out again.

The Summer Season: Lancome Pink Sapphire Lipstick

Lancome Pink Sapphire L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick ($29.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a rich shade of slightly cooled medium pink with no shimmer, just a glossy sheen.   My favorite part about this particular shade of pink is that it’s not too cool–it’s not severely blue-based, which makes it wearable by both warm and cool skin tones with ease.  It has nearly opaque color pay off, but more importantly, it makes lips look lush, rich, and smooth.  The L’Absolu Rouge formula is silky smooth, creamy, and very moisturizing with nice wear–the more pigmented shades wearing five to six hours for me.

The Summer Season is a series of posts featuring bright, vibrant shades of coral, orange, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for a summer of fun — that runs through July 2010.

Continue Reading

NARS Douceur Blush (Fall 2010)

NARS Douceur Blush

NARS Douceur Blush ($26.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a new and limited edition shade of dirty neutral pink-brown. This is a hard color to describe, because I think it’s going to take on a lot of the natural tones from each person. It’s not pink on me, at all, and it doesn’t even swatch very pink, but it almost looks pink in the pan. On my skin (warm, yellow undertones, medium in color), it adds just a touch of flush but almost just darkens my cheeks. I love a product that challenges me to describe it, but simultaneously, I get very frustrated since I’m almost at a loss for words. (Almost!)

According to my good friend Google Translate, Douceur means softness in French.  (Thanks for the lessons!) Foreign language, by the way, was never my strong suit (I took five years of French and yet I can’t even translate “douceur” on my own)!

Beyond the dirty neutral pink-brown shade (which is about as close as I think I’m going to get here), this is one of NARS’ least pigmented blushes. It is surprisingly subtle and light; it does not build to something more intense. I think those with medium to dark skin tones may want to try it out in person first. It’s very barely-there on me, so while I think paler beauties will love the near matte finish and subtler coloring of the blusher, darker beauties will find it less useful and maybe even invisible on their skin tone.

By the by, while the NARS imprint is gorgeous, it will disappear within one or two uses!

Continue Reading

The Summer Season: Chanel Libertine Lipstick

Chanel Libertine Rouge Allure Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a softened shade of coral-pink with a white shimmer and subtle sheen. This is a very wearable shade of coral, because it gives semi-opaque color coverage, so it’s never overwhelming, bright, or bold. It’s soft and pretty and doesn’t lean too orange, so it’s one of the better shades for those with stronger cool undertones.

The Summer Season is a series of posts featuring bright, vibrant shades of coral, orange, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for a summer of fun — that runs through July 2010.

Continue Reading

Do you have a question idea? Submit yours here.

This Week’s Sales for July 26th, 2010 Anniversary Sale. Fall Fashion Now. Shop Early. Save Big.

This Week’s Sales for July 26th, 2010

  • Get $10 off orders of $60+ whenever you click through THIS LINK. Free 16 oz. Philosophy Pure Grace Foaming Bath & Shower Cream , must use this link. Free Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish ($15 value) with $35+ Fresh purchase at, must use this link.
  • Benefit: Free shipping over purchases of $50+, use code PRETTY50. Free international shipping with purchases of $115+, use code WORLD115.
  • Bigelow C.O.: $15 off $100+ purchase with code FIFTEEN, expires 8/31. $10 off any $75+ purchase with code TENOFF, expires 8/31. $5 off $50+ purchase with code FIVEOFF, expires 8/31. 10% off any $50+ purchase with code BIG151, expires 8/31. 15% off any $100+ purchase with code BIG152, expires 8/31.
  • Bliss: 15% off Bliss, Elemis and Laboratoire Remede products with code AUG10, expires 7/22. Get a Beauty Flash 30ml (VALUE $27.50) with any Clarins purchase of $40+ with code CLARINS, expires 7/20. Get a free 3.4oz Lemon + Sage Soapy Suds with a Tan For all seasons purchase with code POTM710, expires 7/31.
  • Blue Mercury: Free shipping on all orders over $50 with code FREESHIP, plus 3 free beauty samples with every order.
  • Bobbi Brown: Free full-size long-wear gel eyeliner in Mahogany Ink with $65+ order with code GEL8, expires 9/30, one time use. Free full-size metallic eyeshadow in Gold Dust with $65+ order with code GOLD8, expires 9/30, one time use.  Free shipping on $55+ purchases, no code required.
  • Clinique: Free Summer Tote with order of any 2 Clinique SPF products with code SUNTOTE. Free shipping plus 2 free makeup minis with $35+ orders with code MAKEUP, expires 8/1. Free shipping with code FSCHAT07.
  • CVS: Buy one, get one 50% off L’Oreal.
  • Juara: 10% off in July with code JULY10.
  • NARS Cosmetics: Free shipping on orders of $25 or more with code 25FREESHIP. Free miniature lip gloss trio with Turkish Delight, Greek Holiday, & Gothika with code TEMPTALIA, expires 8/15.
  • Nordstrom: Anniversary sale; current list of Gifts with Purchase.
  • Origins: Free shipping on orders of $75+, no code required.
  • Philosophy: Free Summer Skin Trial Kit with $75+ purchase with code SUMMER, expires 7/31. $10 off any purchase of $50 or more with code 10OFF50, expires 7/23.
  • Rite Aid: Buy one, get one 50% off L’Oreal, Revlon (Lips/Nails), Wet ‘n Wild.
  • Rock & Republic:  50% off with code ROCKCOSMETICS.
  • Saks: Receive a Caviar Deluxe Travel Essentials set with $300+ La Prairie purchase with code LPCAVIAR2.
  • Smashbox: $25 off orders of $100+ with code SAVE25.
  • Vincent Longo: 25% off with code SUMRX.
  • Walgreens: Buy one, get one 50% off Almay, COVERGIRL, L’Oreal., Inc.


  • Philosophy Christmas in July sale here.
  • 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.
  • Get a free sample collection of 3 Bare Escentuals best sellers with code BEMATTETRIO.
  • Get a free sample collection of 3 Bare Escentuals best sellers with code BEBARETRIO.
  • Free Kat Von D eye primer sample with code KVDEYE.
  • Free MD Skincare Trifix acne clearning lotion sample with code TRIFIX.
  • Stila eyeshadow palette @ $10, while supplies last.
  • Get samples of all five HerCut styling products with any online order with code HAIRPICK.
  • Get a free Kim Kardashian tote with $45+ on Kim Kardashian’s fragrance with code KARDASHIAN.
  • Free bliss Hot Salt Scrub when you buy the Bliss Bikini Perfect Deluxe trimmer with code HOTSALT.
  • Free Boscia night cream sample with code BOSCIANIGHT.
  • Free Urban Decay De-Slick sample with code DESLICK.
  • Free Dr. Brandt Samples with code DRBRANDT.
  • Free Shiseido Sun Protection & Cleansing Oil samples with code SUNDUO.
  • Free Shiseido skincare samples with code 123SHISEIDO.
  • Free refillable palette when you buy any 3 Make Up For Ever eyeshadows or blushes with code MUFE.