Urban Decay Friends & Family Sale for April 2010!
From April 6th through the 19th, with code 1SFNF, you can save 30% off at urbandecay.com. Happy hauling!
What shadows would you use? What would you use on cheeks? Anything added to the lips? Create a look using whatever you want, as long as you include today’s look book product!
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Are you longing for a touch of summer? Though not all of the summer launches are out yet and not all of them known, here’s a round-up of everything we know is coming to-date!
V.I.B.s (Beauty Insiders who spend over $350 in a calendar year) can save 15% off their entire purchase from April 8th through the 19th with online code V48ML6. In order to save 15% in-store, you do need to have the coupon. I received mine via snail mail last weekend, and I don’t know if they’ll be sending one out via email as well.
Fine Print (for VIB): Select stores will have different event hours; check your local store for exact times. Online use promo code V48ML6. Valid April 8th through April 19th, 2010 at 11:59PM PST and may be used in Sephora stores and Sephora inside JCPenney stores during regular store hours and on sephora.com (excluding Canadian checkout on sephora.com). Offer limited to Sephora V.I.B.’s only. Voucher must be presented at time of redemption when used in store. No minimum purchase required. May not be combined with any other offers. Not valid on prior purchases. May not be sold or otherwise transferred. Return of discounted merchandise will be for the price actually paid. Not valid for cash or cash equivalent. Not responsible for lost or stolen vouchers. Sephora reserves the right to change or rescind this offer at any time. Not valid for Sephora employees. Learn more about the V.I.B. program at any Sephora store or online at sephora.com/go/VIB.
B.I.s (Beauty Insiders–anyone is free to sign-up, it doesn’t cost anything!) save 15% off their entire purchase from April 12th through the 19th with online code BI15. As you can see, the image I have is quite small, so I can’t make out much of the fine print. Hopefully, I will have those details for you soon…
Zoya Flash Collection includes six vibrant hues of cream finish polish. Each bottle will set you back $7 or you can grab the sampler (which is a set of all six in full-size) for $36.
Had Zoya not also put out the Sparkle Collection, I could easily have seen myself enjoying these more, but I just find it pales in comparison to Sparkle. There are plenty of things to love about these brightened creams, but if I had to choose between the two collections, Sparkle gets my vote without question. Obviously, part of that is personal taste, but I felt like I hadn’t quite seen anything like the shades and finishes in Sparkle! Anyway…
The formula on all but Jancyn was smooth, even, and incredibly pigmented. You only needed two coats for solid, opaque color on each shade–again, with the exception of Jancyn–and on Maura, you could have gotten away with just one. It’s a smooth formula with a good consistency–not too thick, not too thin–which makes for an easy application. I didn’t have to experiment to find the “right” way to apply these. I liked that you could get nearly neon color without some of the application troubles neons pose. But to be clear, these are definitely creams and not neons, and they try with a slight glossiness rather than the near-matte of typical neons.
Even though the shades don’t seem completely unique or represent something new and totally different than ever before, the quality of the formula is excellent overall. Jancyn just felt a smidgen too thick, so perhaps a drop of thinner would solve that issue. Otherwise, these applied beautifully without streaking or bubbling and had a nice richness of color so you only needed two coats for full color.