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NARS Kismet Nail Lacquer

NARS Kismet Nail Lacquer
NARS Kismet Nail Lacquer

NARS Summer 2011: Kismet Nail Lacquer

NARS Kismet Nail Lacquer ($17.00 for 0.5 fl. oz.) is described as a “metallic sunflower.” It’s a very deep marigold kind of color–warm, yellow, orange, and gold all wrapped into one. It has a slightly metallic finish, so there are some brush strokes in the final result. I was able to get nearly opaque color in two coats (which is what is shown in the swatches). I usually get a week of wear out of NARS’ lacquer formula, and Kismet is a thicker polish, but it applies evenly.

NARS Nail Polish Kismet
Kismet
Kismet

NARS Ecume Nail Lacquer

NARS Ecume Nail Lacquer
NARS Ecume Nail Lacquer

NARS Summer 2011: Ecume Nail Lacquer

NARS Ecume Nail Lacquer ($17.00 for 0.5 fl. oz.) is described as an “opaque white.” The description is dead-on–this is a pure snow white polish that’s opaque in three coats. It’s streaky with just one, and to even it all out, I felt a full three were needed. It dries to a semi-glossy finish, though the swatches are with a top coat (Zoya Armor). I typically get a week of wear with NARS’ polish, and despite NARS’ formula being on the thicker side, this one seemed normal and not thick at all.

NARS Nail Polish Ecume
Ecume

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5 Great Orange Eyeshadows

5 Great Orange Eyeshadows

Here are five of my favorite orange eyeshadows! 🙂 I wanted to feature really orange shades — no melon or peaches here!

What are your favorite orange eyeshadows?

Earn Cash Back on Purchases with Ebates


Earn Cash Back on Purchases with Ebates

Over the past week, I’ve had quite a few emails/comments from readers asking about Ebates, which is an online program that allows you to earn cash back for online purchases through a variety of retailers, and the entire program is free. You’ll also find various coupons/discounts active for the retailer. The percentage of cash back varies from store to store and sometimes increases during certain periods for a retailer.  As you can see, the list of stores Ebates offers cash back on is quite robust!

For instance, retailers like Beauty.com and Sephora currently offer 12% cash back, which means when you click through Ebates and purchase, you’ll receive 12% cash back for that purchase.  Every three months, Ebates will send you a payment (assuming you have earned $5.01+) via check or PayPal.  It’s saving money every time you shop through one of Ebates’ merchants, because you’ll get paid in cash (not credits, gift cards, etc.)–and if you do a lot of shopping, the cash back can add up!

You can either sign-up through Temptalia (which is a referral link), or you can simply go to Ebates.com directly to sign-up.

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