Saks’ Friends & Family Sale 2010!

Saks Fifth Avenue

Saks’ Friends & Family Sale 2010!

Enjoy 20% off your purchases (10% off *beauty* purchases) at Saks from April 20th through April 25th! :)  Use code FRIEND3.  In-store shopping dates run from April 22nd through April 25th.

Okay, spill — who’s hauling and what?

P.S. Urban Decay is on sale at Hautelook (8AM PST on 4/20) :) (Psst, that’s an invite link, go to hautelook.com if you don’t want to be referred.)

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Chanel Ligne et Ombre de Chanel in Jet-Gold from the Noir et Or Collection

Chanel Noir et Or Palette

Out of Chanel’s ultra exclusive Noir et Or Collection, Ligne et Ombre de Chanel in Jet-Gold ($45.00) emerges. While not exactly groundbreaking in terms of color, it’s extremely fitting to the collection. It’s a matte black cake eyeliner paired with a golden peach flecked eyeshadow.

The black side is not meant to be used dry–it needs to be used wet so it can “activate.” I just gave the brush the tiniest bit of wetness, and I was already able to get a nice, intense black out of it. The gold, while it can be worn dry, also looks and wears better wet–and I like that with Chanel shadows, I can use them wet without leaving a wet spot behind. (Similarly, the gold would adhere and look more uniform used over a base rather than dry, since it is so shimmery.)

When used as an eyeliner, the black lasts for hours on me. I didn’t have any fading, smudging, or migration after eight hours of wear on my lower lash line (not my waterline, to be clear). If you really wanted, you could definitely use it with a brush to darken up the crease or any shadow you’re wearing, but it doesn’t excel at that (and again, it’s supposed to be used as an eyeliner).

It’s a fun product, but there’s nothing so standout about it that it’s necessarily worth hunting down and forking over $45 for. Chanel and luxury makeup collectors will likely enjoy it, but I think for others, it’s not going to knock your socks off–I’d say grab an eyeshadow duo, lipstick, or gloss instead (or even an eyeshadow quad, since this is just a little less than one!). I think if they made the gold a metallic cream finish, it could have gotten really interesting. It may not have been the most wearable, but it would have certainly played into the collection’s theme just a bit more.

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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.