This Week’s Sales for April 19th, 2010

This Week’s Sales for April 19th, 2010

  • Benefit: Free shipping over purchases of $50+, use code PRETTY50.  Free international shipping with purchases of $115+, use code WORLD115.
  • Bliss: 15% off all Bliss and Remede products with code MAY10, expires 4/26/2010.  Get 20% off all body products, waxing, and cellulite with code SUN20 through April 18th. Get a free problem salved & free shipping with any ingrown eliminating pads purchase, use code POTM410, expires 4/30/2010. Free Bliss gift bag with $50+ purchase with code WANTIT, expires 4/30/2010.
  • Blue Mercury: Free shipping on all orders over $50 with code FREESHIP, plus 3 free beauty samples with every order.
  • Bobbi Brown: Get a full-size Indigo Ink Long-wear Gel Eyeliner with any $65+ order with code LAST5.   Expires 6/29/2010.  Free full-size Nougat Lip Gloss with $65+ order with code SHINE5.  Expires 6/29/2010.
  • C.O. Bigelow: 10% off any purchase over $50 with code BIG10. Expires 6/30/2010.
  • The Container Store: Spring Organization Sale begins!
  • CVS: Buy one, get one free on Rimmel.  Buy one, get one 50% off Maybelline (face products).  40% off Physicians Formula.
  • E.L.F.: Buy 1, get 1 free from the Sugar Kiss collection.
  • Juara Skincare: 10% off all orders with code APRIL10, valid thru April 30th.
  • MAC Cosmetics: Free shipping with code PAPIER.
  • Noodle & Boo: Buy Opulent Body Butter and get 50% off Bubbling Exfoliating with code exfoliant50, expires 4/30/2010. Buy 1 Play-Day Sunscreen, get 1 Free with code sunbunny, expires 4/30/2010.
  • Nordstrom: Current list of Gifts with Purchase. Estee Lauder GWP ($110 value) with any $39.50 Estee Lauder purchase!
  • Rite Aid: Buy one, get one 50% off of NYC, Physicians Formula, Maybelline (eye products only), Prestige, and CoverGirlNeutrogena is 40% off.
  • Saks Fifth Avenue: Friends & Family sale begins April 20th through April 25th — online and in-store.  20% off most things, 10% off beauty.  Use code FRIEND3.
  • Smashbox: Take $25 off any order or $100+ with code SAVE25.
  • Tarte: 20% off and free shipping over $40 with code TARTE44. Expires 4/30/2010.
  • Urban Decay: 30% off and free shipping over $50 with code 1SFnF. Expires 4/19/2010.

Sephora: Get 10 free skincare samples with any order while supplies last with code 10FREE.

  • Beauty Insiders save 15% off from 4/12 to 4/19 with code BI15.
  • Free Shiseido Serum Sample with code SUPERSERUM.
  • Free Korres Primer Sample with any online order with code OAKPRIME.
  • 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.
  • Get Clarins Cleanser for $9 (2.6 oz., regularly $17), no code necessary.
  • Buy AmorePacific’s Best Selling Kit ($50), get a free deluxe-sized Skin Energy sample with code AMORESKIN.

Work-Safe Makeup: Quick & Easy Neutrals

Work-Safe Makeup:  Quick Neutrals

Here’s a super simple, quick, easy, work-safe, everyday… yada yada kind of look. It’s quick & dirty but always looks classic. You can change-up the lip to lighten or amplify the look, too :)

You will need the following…

For eyes, start by applying Sand Shimmer as your eyeshadow base all over the eye area with the 249. Darken the outer third of the lid with Prepped for Glamour eyeshadow with the 239, gently brushing it into the lower crease. Bring everything together by applying Black Moon eyeliner on the lower lash line and Unicorno eyeliner lightly below. Finish by sweeping lashes with Plushlash mascara.

For cheeks, apply Blonde Halee bronzer to the apples of the cheeks and sweep upwards towards the temple with the 116.

For lips, apply Ebene lipgloss for a complementing lip.

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tokidoki Perfetto Eyeliner (Mostro, Ciao Ciao)

Tokidoki Perfetto Eyeliner

I bought two with my Sephora V.I.B. order, because I had a lot of readers request a review of these, so I figured now would be a good time to try :) I picked Mostro and Ciao Ciao as the two to try–I can never resist a green, and well, I’m always game to try anything periwinkle, too.

Despite not loving either shade much, I love the applicator… like a TON. I am no pro at lining my upper lash line (because lining the area tends to cause my eyes to swell up or itch, so I don’t do it often!), but these made it a cinch. They’re stiff but not hard, and they deliver opaque color the entire time you’re lining. I can see that those who love really, really thin lining not loving the applicator, though. You can get a nice line that’s not ridiculously thick for sure, but you won’t be able to get a pencil-thin line.

It actually made me sad that I wasn’t into these colors at all but was totally crushing on the applicator. I might look out at the other shades to see if they are less muted. They’re supposed to be “bold shades,” but they just seem a little on the subtle/light side to me. It’s like they had so much more room to pop, but they didn’t go there.

The liner also lasts all day without fading, transferring, or smudging. I wore it on my lower lash line and across my lid (like a diagonal line across part of my lid and crease) to test, and I had no movement whatsoever. I’m really hoping to fall in love with one of the other shades (I’m thinking about trying the black one next), though, since it is such a great product.

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Benefit Ultra Shines Lip Shine

Benefit Ultra Shines

In June, Benefit will launch a new lipgloss called Ultra Shines Lip Shine, which will retail for $18 fo 0.17 fl. oz. There will be five shades available: Back to the Fuchsia (sparkling fuchsia), Dancing Queen (watermelon pink), Foxy Lady (diamond rose), Spiked Punch (juicy coral), and Wild Child (glimmering amethyst).

Benefit describes these as, “The newest, hottest beat on the gloss scene… back-to-the-disco drama! One gleaming stroke of our ultra-new pulse-pounding ultra shines will unleash your inner dancing queen. Loaded with bright patent-leather shine & sparkling crystal brilliance, these lip shines glide on smooth with the specially-designed custom brush for a gloss inferno pout. In a fevah of must-have vibrant shades so pumped up with pigment, you’ll be lettin’ loose in your boogie shoes… NOW!”

My favorite of the three was Spiked Punch, because it packed plenty of color, had a glossy sheen, and still felt and looked like a gloss rather than a lipstick (or even liquid lipstick). Back to the Fuchsia and Wild Child were both pretty but on the sheerer side–I think Wild Child would be lovely over some in-your-face bright pinks. Back to the Fuchsia was the sheerest and added more of a dazzling, glossy look rather than a ton of color. As you can tell, pigmentation definitely varied from shade to shade!

Ultra Shines have a kind of fruity scent that’s noticeable but not overwhelming (and not at all noticeable once worn). The packaging is sleek in a plastic tube with a clear end and a shiny black cap. The gloss applicator is a stubby brush rather than a doe-foot applicator, which I liked. I also found that they wore a little longer than average for a gloss (about three hours), which was definitely an added bonus!

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