This Week’s Sales for May 24th, 2010 - Clinique Bonus worth $75 with $25 Clinique purchase

This Week’s Sales for May 24th, 2010

  • Benefit: Free shipping over purchases of $50+, use code PRETTY50. Free international shipping with purchases of $115+, use code WORLD115.
  • Bliss: 15% off Bliss, Remede and Elemis products with code JUNE10, expires 5/27.   Get a Beauty Flash 30ml (VALUE $27.50) with any Clarins purchase of $40+ with code CLARINS, expires 7/20.
  • Blue Mercury: Free shipping on all orders over $50 with code FREESHIP, plus 3 free beauty samples with every order.
  • Bobbi Brown: Free Face Blender Brush + free shipping with $75+ orders with code HEYPRETTY, expires 6/1/10 (one-time use).  Get a full-size Indigo Ink Long-wear Gel Eyeliner with any $65+ order with code LAST5. Expires 6/29. Free full-size Nougat Lip Gloss with $65+ order with code SHINE5. Expires 6/29.
  • The Body Shop: Customer Favorites – Buy 2 Get 1 Free.
  • C.O. Bigelow: 10% off any purchase over $50 with code BIG10. Expires 6/30.
  • Clinique: Free Summer Tote with order of any 2 Clinique SPF products. Use code SUNTOTE
  • CVS: Buy one, get one 50% off COVERGIRL (eye).
  • Hourglass: 35% off with code LUCKYBREAKS2, expires 5/31.
  • Juara Skincare: 10% off all orders with code MAY10, expires 5/31/2010.
  • Noodle & Boo: Spend $50 and receive a free All of My Heart Soap with code myheart50, expires 5/31/10. Spend $75 on Mom’s Glowology favorites and receive a free Love Light with code lovelight75, expires 5/31/10.
  • Nordstrom: Current list of Gifts with Purchase. Clinique GWP ($75 value) with $25 purchase.
  • Origins: Free full-size cleanser with $30 order with code CHECKS.
  • Pacifica:  25% off for Temptalia readers with code TEMPTALIA, expires 5/29.
  • Philosophy: 20% off and free shipping on orders of $50+ with code HAPPY, expires 5/20/10.
  • Rite Aid: Buy one, get one 50% off for Physicians Formula (eye & face), NYC Cosmetics, COVERGIRL (face), 40% off Maybelline.
  • Saks: Receive a complimentary Extra Rick Lipstick sample with any Cle de Peau Beauty purchase. Use Code CDP4.
  • Smashbox:  20% off with code FF2010, expires 5/28.
  • Walgreens: Buy one, get one 50% off COVERGIRL and Almay (face & eye).

Sephora: 10% off for VIBs with code V436CB, expires 6/7.

  • 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.
  • Free Boscia night cream sample with code BOSCIANIGHT.
  • Free Urban Decay De-Slick sample with code DESLICK.
  • Free Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil sample with code CLEANSEOIL.

MAC Chromagraphic Pencils:

MAC Chromagraphic Pencils

Last week, MAC PRO launched a full collection of Chromagraphic Pencils. Each retails for $14.50, and all the shades are permanent at PRO stores. This collection is only available at PRO stores, but anyone can shop at a PRO store. You can even call up your nearest PRO store, and you can place a phone order for a flat-rate shipping cost. Keep in mind that these are PRO products, which means they were designed with the makeup artist in mind, not necessarily consumers.

These may seem familiar because MAC released two of the flesh-toned shades with Pret-a-Papier (NC15/NW20 and NW25/NC30). The other eleven shades are new. Chromagraphic Pencils are creamy pencils that glide on easily and smoothly. According to PRO, they are meant for lining and defining, which makes sense as they have other products (like Chroma Cakes and Paint Sticks) more suitable for larger areas.

I do really like the flesh-toned shades for use on the lower waterline to open up the eye. I find that the NC15/NW20 achieves that the best (the others being a bit too dark on me) myself, and I’m about NC25. Black Black is really intense, and it is safe for usage everywhere but the lips, and that’s the one I chose to test-drive first. It stays pretty well on the waterline and lash line – it looks intense and dark from a normal viewing distance, but up close, I can see that it looks a little faded–but it hadn’t faded any more after the initial inspection and stayed on for about six hours for me (on the waterline, over eight on the lash line).

The following shades are not to be used in the lip area: Black Black, Marine Ultra, NC15/NW20, NW25/NC30, NC42/NW35
The following shades are not to be used in the eye area: Basic Red, Genuine Orange, Process Magenta
The following shades are not to be used in the inner rim of eye: Basic Red, Process Magenta, Genuine Orange, Primary Yellow, Landscape Green, Marine Ultra, Hi-Def Cyan, Rich Purple

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OPI Burlesque Collection for Holiday 2010

In compliance with a digital takedown notice sent from OPI Products and their lawyer, all OPI images and information have been removed in order to avoid legal action taken against and its owner by OPI Products.

We will not “fight” this as a legal battle, as we have no desire to further promote nor give our time to a brand who uses their legal team on bloggers as their first line of defense. A simple Google search will turn up dozens of different websites and blogs with the same information we had previously posted.  Our apologies for being unable to serve our readers better.

We have been asked several times regarding this, but OPI did not issue any apology to  I’m happy to hear that hopefully some bloggers received apologies, but we did not. We aren’t hiding anything, and why would we?  We have always supported OPI in the past.

Win Three MAC Lipsticks from MAC To the Beach!

Win Three MAC Lipsticks from MAC To the Beach!

One (1) lucky winner will receive a set of MACLipsticks in Fun Bathing, Lazy Days, and Thrills from MAC’s upcoming To the Beach Collection! (Retail value $42.00!)

RULES: All entries must be submitted by June 14th, 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 which lipstick you’d wear first.

2.) Follow me on Twitter & re-tweet the following: “RT @temptalia Follow @temptalia & RT to win 3 MAC Lipsticks from To the Beach! Info + one more way to win:

Congratulations to Deborah!