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  • Muse BeautyBuy any 2 Viseart eyeshadow palettes for $128 (plus get three Esum eyeshadow brushes), ends 8/21.
  • Neiman MarcusGet up to a $300 gift card with your select purchase of $500+ (beauty/fragrance included) with code NMAUG, ends 8/22.
  • UltaPlatinum Appreciation Day -- 10X points on select brands/products plus 5X points on everything else through this link, starts 8/21 and ends 8/21.

This Week’s Sales for February 20th, 2012


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  • EBATES:  Murad (11%), Pur Minerals (10%), SkinStore (8%), DermStore (7.5%)
  • GILT:  By Terry Cosmetics (2/22)
  • HAUTELOOK: Iso Beauty (2/20), Pangea Organics (2/20), Trend Tweeze (2/20), Kide (2/20), TruDerma (2/21), Sula Beauty (2/21), Stila (2/22), Liquid Keratin (2/22)
  • IDEELI:  —
  • MRREBATES:  Proactiv (25%), Sheer Cover (25%), Murad (12%), Apothica (10%), DermStore (10%), ULTA (8%)
  • MYHABIT: Cosmesis Skincare (2/24)
  • Rue La La:  —

Free Shipping, Coupon Codes, GWPs

  • APOTHICA: Free shipping on orders of $49+.
  • BATH & BODY WORKS:   20% off entire purchase with code PICKED4U, expires 4/1.
  • BEAUTY.COM:  Free travel-sized PHYTO 7 Daily Hydrating Botanical Cream ($7 value) with $30+ PHYTO purchase, expires 5/4 or while supplies last.  Buy 2 Frederic Fekkai Advanced products and receive free travel-sized Sheer Hold Hairspray ($7 value), expires 3/30 or while supplies last. Get $10 off $50 through THIS LINK.
  • BENEFIT: Free shipping on $50+ purchases with code PRETTY50. Free international shipping with $115+ purchases with code WORLD115.  Get a WOW makeup bag with $65+ orders with code WOWZABAG, expires 2/21.
  • BLOOMINGDALE’S: Free shipping on orders of $150+ with code FS150.
  • BLISS:   Free Totally Skin Love kit with $75+ purchases with code LOVELY, expires 2/29.  Free Sulfur Therapeutic Mask with any DDF purchase with code MASKGIFT, expires 3/31.  Free normal brush head + hydro cleanser with any Clarisonic System purchase with code CBRUSH, expires 2/29.
  • BOBBI BROWN: Free shipping on $65+ orders.   Free Plumberry Treatment Lip Shine SPF 15 with $65+ order with code PLUM11, expires 4/13.  Free Nougat Lipgloss with $65+ order with code GLOSS12, expires 4/13.
  • CLINIQUE:  Free shipping on $50+ orders. Pick 2 minis from a selection of 8 with any $30+ purchase, expires 2/15.
  • DERMSTORE:  10% off when you shop for your My Favorites List, expires 6/2/12.
  • ELIZABETH ARDEN:  15-piece Luxe collection ($165 value) for $29.50 with any order, expires 2/10.
  • GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY:   Free shipping with $75+ orders + 2 samples of choice for registered members. Free shipping with any $75+ purchase with code DESIGNER10, no expiration. Free shipping + Eyes to Kill Excess Mascara mini with $75+ purchase with code SPRING12, expires 2/21.
  • KIEHLS:  Purchase Clearly Corrective and receive deluxe Midnight Recovery Concentrate & Rose Arctica with code RADIANT, expires 3/15. Free shipping on $35+ orders with code FEBGIFT, expires 2/26.
  • LANCOME: Free 4-piece sample + free shipping with $45+ order with code FEBLANCOME, expires 2/29.
  • NORDSTROM:  Free shipping & free returns everyday.
  • ORIGINS:  Free shipping on $50+ orders, no code necessary. Free sample of Dr. Weil for Origins Mega-Bright Skin Tone Correcting Serum + free shipping with any purchase, expires 2/21.
  • PHILOSOPHY:   Free shipping on $50+ orders, no code necessary.
  • SAKS FIFTH AVENUE:  Spend $150 and get a free subscription to Harper’s Bazaar with code BAZAAR. Free sample-filled metallic tote + free standard shipping with $125+ beauty or fragrance purchase with code TROPICA (navy tote) or TROPICB (orange tote), expires 2/26.
  • SEPHORA:   Free shipping on $29+ orders with code LEAP, 2/29 only. Free deluxe sample of Bite Beauty Whipped Cherry Scrub with $25+ purchase with code CHERRY, 2/25 thru 3/10.  Free deluxe sample of Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash with $25+ purchase with code REBELLIOUS, 2/22 thru 3/7.  Free deluxe sample of Korres Wild Rose Brightening Sleep Facial with $25+ purchase with code WILDROSE, 2/21 thru 3/10.  Free full-size Buxom Big & Healthy Waikiki Lip Balm with $25+ purchase with code BIGBALM, expires 2/29. Free deluxe sample of Clinique Moisture Surge with $25+ purchase with code INTENSE, expires 2/29. Free shipping on Sephora’s bridal kit, expires 3/1.
  • SKINSTORE.COM:  20% off select gift ideas under $200 with code NEW2012, expiration unknown.
  • TARTE: Free shipping on $40+ orders.
  • THE BODY SHOP (USA):  Buy 2, get 1 free bath & body products, expires 3/4.  Free cleanser or toner with any moisturizer purchase, expires 3/4.
  • ULTA:  $3.50 off any $10 purchase (exclusions apply) with code 76298.  Free shipping with $25+ purchase with code SHIPFEB12.  Buy 2, get 1 free on LA Splash, Revlon, Almay, Maybelline, and L’Oreal.
  • YSL:  Free shipping on any order, no code necessary.
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Sunday Link Love, Volume #083

Happy Sunday!

This weekend is more like this week, because we actually spent two days in Monterey for Valentine’s Day, so for me, I already had my weekend and now I’m catching up on a few things I got behind on!  I’m quite pleased with myself for staying on top of comments even while I was gone, though 🙂

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Bobbi Brown Wild Rose Rich Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Wild Rose Rich Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Wild Rose Rich Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Wild Rose Rich Lip Color ($23.00 for 0.13 oz.) is described as a “raspberry pink.” It’s a lightened raspberry pink with a creamy finish (no shimmer) and opaque color coverage. Chanel Destinee is similar but a little darker, touch more red in it. MAC Deliciously Forbidden is deeper, darker. MAC Positively Dashing is darker, less bright. MAC Red Dwarf is much darker. Milani Sexy Rose is darker, redder, and frosted. Bobbi Brown Rose Blossom is darker. Bobbi Brown Plum Rose is darker and redder. The last two are similar, though.

I’m a huge fan of Bobbi Brown’s Rich Lip Color–the formula really resonated with me when it initially debuted. The formula is supposed to be long-wearing, moisturizing, and yield “pure, crisp color.” It’s a lightweight lipstick with rich, opaque color payoff. The look is creamy, but there’s not too much slip once applied yet it applies easily and glides over the lips for full color coverage in a single pass. While not all the formula’s shades wear as long, this deeper shade wore well for just over six hours and needed a reapplication after eight hours. My lips didn’t feel dry or parched at all after the eight hours I wore this shade. This lipstick is both scent- and taste-free, which is a nice touch.

Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Wild Rose
Wild Rose
Wild Rose
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total

Bobbi Brown Ultra Violet Sheer Color Lip Gloss

Bobbi Brown Ultra Violet Sheer Color Lip Gloss
Bobbi Brown Ultra Violet Sheer Color Lip Gloss

Bobbi Brown Ultra Violet Sheer Color Lip Gloss ($23.00 for 0.24 fl. oz.) is described as a “sheer violet pink.” It’s a sheer pop of purpled pink with cool, berry-like undertones. This formula is supposed to be sheer, so the color is just right; it’s noticeable but not dominating and lets the natural lip color come through. I couldn’t think of a perfect dupe for the color, though. Illamasqua Move has similar coloring but it’s opaque, so it looks very different.

The formula feels non-sticky initially, but there is a subtle tackiness that develops over the two-and-a-half hour wear time (which never amounts to enough tackiness to call it sticky, though).  The gloss adds a little color with a lot of shine–the real selling feature of the gloss is that juicy shine it gives off.  It has a thinner consistency, so it feels lightweight once applied to lips.  Like Bobbi Brown’s other glosses, it has a mint scent and comes in a square tube with a doe-foot applicator.

Bobbi Brown Sheer Color Lip Gloss Ultra Violet

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