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Friday, October 24th, 2008

Product photos for MAC Passions of Red Warm Eyeshadow and Coral Lip Palettes. Yes, I will be using these in a look!I didn’t buy them just to stare at them, LOL :P

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Friday, October 24th, 2008

It’s Friday, and what better way to pass the day than to do a little online shopping? Whether it’s bargain hunting for yourself or crossing off some holiday gifts for your family and friends… here are some coupons, deals, and steals!

Aveda

AVON

Bath & Body Works

Beauty.com

Benefit

Bliss

Clarins

Clinique

DERMAdoctor

L’Occitane

Lab Series

LUSH

  • Get $5 off a regular size Skin Nanny, Paradise Regained or Vanishing Cream moisturizer on your next order. 3CREAMTEASE08.

MAC Cosmetics

Nordstrom

Origins

Philosophy

  • Get a free 4 oz body wash with code WELCOME10.

Prescriptives

Prescriptives (ELC)

Sephora

Smashbox

  • Get $25 off $100+ with code HOLIDAY2008, expires December 31, 2008.

Ulta.com

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Kings & Queens Sultan of Granada Lemon Flower Showergel ($9.00) pulled me in with its citrus-lemony scent dusted with a woodiness. It’s not the lemon scent of your dish-washing soap, but something gender-neutral and reminds me a bit of fading summer and the beginning of fall. It’s hard for me to choose between using this and Philosophy’s Caramel Apple in the morning these days, but lately I’ve been reaching for this. At $9.00 for 10 ounces, I feel like I can definitely indulge on this, whatever the economy may be at the time. This particular product is vegan (all of the Kings & Queens line is supposed to be vegan, except the body butters, which contain beeswax), and it’s mineral-oil and paraben free. I’m not too picky when it comes to shower gel–I want a good lather and a pleasing scent. I love perfume-y scents as much as food-based ones when it comes to my shower gel. This one nailed the scent, but what about lathering? Oh, yeah, it does that, too. No problems on that front! So all in all? An affordable shower gel that I love. It doesn’t get much better than that!

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Borghese Pomino Plum Nail Lacquer ($8.00) is a frostym, shimmery royal purple with purple-fuchsia shimmer. It’s a nice option for transitioning into fall as the temperatures get cooler! Borghese polish goes on easily with just two coats of polish. This was the first Borghese polish I’ve tried, but I wasn’t disappointed!

Friday, October 24th, 2008

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Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

OVERALL, some of the palettes offer long-time MAC fans colors they haven’t seen before. As always, the warm palette suckered me in, though I’ll use it once or twice and it’ll get forgotten–I just know it! The lip palettes were surprising, because I’ve never been too drawn to them before, but I found two shades I really wanted to have. I only succumbed to the Coral Lips palette (again, bad move on my part), but the Plum Lips is tempting. Ironically, the Plum Lips is probably more wearable for me than the Coral Lips palette!

Quick review of the brush sets: The brush sets are $35 at Nordstrom’s. Yes, $35, down from $49.50. I do not know why, but I only know that this was confirmed by the Nordstrom MA. So get your brush sets at Nordstrom’s if you can! The brush sets are just like previous years’ sets–the handles are just a different color. This year the handles are a shiny bright holiday red with darker, metallic ferrules.

You can get official descriptions here as well as product photos here.

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