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  • Laura Geller40% off with code FAST40, ends 4/28.
  • Macy's10% off beauty with code FRIEND, ends 5/07.

This Week’s Sales for September 26th, 2011


Feel free to share any upcoming deals you’ve spotted!

  • GILT:  GO SMiLE (9/27), NuFace (9/28)
  • HAUTELOOK:  Tweezerman (9/26), Pixi & Pop Beauty (9/26), NYX Cosmetics (9/27), Kevyn Aucoin (9/28), TruDerma (9/28),
  • IDEELI:  —
  • EBATES:  Pur Minerals (10%), Sephora (8%), SkinStore (8%), DermStore (7.5%), Beauty.com (6%)
  • Rue La La:  —

Free Shipping, Coupon Codes, GWPs

  • APOTHICA: Free shipping on orders of $49+
  • BATH & BODY WORKS:  20% off with code FALLHOME20, valid 9/6 thru 10/2.
  • BEAUTY.COM: New Customers – get $5 off $35 or $10 off $70 on your first Beauty.com order, expires 1/1/12.  Get a free VPL Designer Bag + deluxe samples ($140 value!) with $100+ order (while supplies last).
  • BENEFIT: Free shipping on $50+ purchases with code PRETTY50, expires 10/26. Free international shipping with $115+ purchases with code WORLD115, expires 10/26.
  • BLOOMINGDALE’S: Free shipping on orders of $150+ with code FS150. 20% off Women’s, handbags, shoes, and cashmere with code FANDF, valid 9/28 thru 10/3.
  • BLISS:  20% off sets of 2 with code BACK2SETS, expires 10/31.   20% off Bliss, Remede, and Elemis products with code BCAT20, expires 9/24.
  • BOBBI BROWN: Free shipping on $65+ orders.  Complimentary Crystal Lipgloss Deluxe Sample + free shipping with $65+ orders with code GLOSS11, one time use, expires 9/29.  Complimentary full-size Buff Glitter Lipgloss + free shipping with $65+ orders with code BUFF11, one time use, expires 9/29.  Free long-wear cream shadow in Suede + free shipping with $65+ purchase with code SUEDE9, expires 12/21 (one time use).  Free shimmer lip gloss in Glacier + free shipping on $65+ orders with code GLACIER9, expires 12/21 (one time use).
  • CLINIQUE:  Free shipping on $50+ orders.
  • GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY:   Free shipping + 2 free samples with $75+ orders.    Free shipping when you submit a review with code GAREVIEWS3, expires 10/31. Free Mini Luminous Silk Foudnation #5.5 (5ml) plus free shipping with $75+ purchase with code GAFALL2, expires 10/1.  2 free minis + free standard shipping with $95+ fragrance purchase with code GAFALL3, expires 10/1.
  • Kérastase:  Free deluxe sample of best selling Elixir Ultime with $68+ purchase, expires 1/1/12.
  • KIEHLS:  Free deluxe travel-ready Rosa Arctica and PSLRC with any Midnight Recovery purchase with code OVERNIGHT, expires 10/31. Free shipping with purchase of Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado with code EYELOVE, expires 9/30.
  • LANCOME:   3-piece deluxe sample with $35+ purchase with code 3PCSEP, expires 9/30. 4-piece sample + free shipping with $45+ purchase with code LNCMSEP, expires 9/30. 2-piece sample offer plus free shipping ($29 value), expires 9/19.  Free 2-piece sample with any $35+ purchase ($36 value) with code FNO11, expires 9/30.
  • NORDSTROM:  FREE SHIPPING & FREE RETURNS EVERYDAY.
  • ORIGINS:  Free shipping on $50+ orders. Free tote and Vitazing SPF 15 moisturizer sample (15ml) with $35+ purchase with code FALLTOTE, expires 10/31.
  • PHILOSOPHY: 15% off with code S224762, expires 9/30.
  • SAKS FIFTH AVENUE:  Spend $150 and get a free subscription to Harper’s Bazaar with code BAZAAR. Free rush shipping on orders of $200+ with code SFASHIP, expires 10/1.
  • SEPHORA:  Free Sephora Collection Mascara with any purchase with code FULLACTION.  Free Bobbi Brown Eye Cream with any $25+ purchase with code BOBBIEYE.  Free bronzing mini with $25+ order with code SUNKISS. Free Ojon hair serum with $25+ order with code RESTORE. Free Caudalie Vinoperfect moisturizer with any $25+ purchase with code VINOSPF.  Free Justin Bieber laptop case with purchsae of 1.7 oz. Someday fragrance with code SOMEDAY. Free 7-day supply of Lancome Genefique anti-aging serum with any purchase with code YOUTH.  Free BB cream sample with $25+ purchase (choose 1 of 3) with code BBCREAM.  Free Clinique acne treatment with any $25+ purchase with code ACNE. Free mini-self tanner with $25+ order (choose from Bare Escentuals, Dr. Brandt, Clarins, or St. Tropez) with code SUNKISS.
  • SKINSTORE.COM: 20% off select staff favorites with code G2G20, expiration unknown.
  • THE BODY SHOP (USA): Buy 2, get 1 free on all skincare, expires 10/2.
  • ULTA: $15 off $75 with code SAVE15ON75, exclusions apply.  $3.50 off $10 with code 66106, expires 10/1.  $10 off $50 with code SAVE10ON50, exclusions apply.
  • YSL:  Free shipping on any order, no code necessary.
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Items of Intrigue, Vol. 004


Items of Intrigue, Vol. 004

Whew — there are so many new holiday products, kits, and sets coming out this month!  It can be so hard to keep up sometimes!

  • philosophy holiday shower gel duos ($15.00) are popping up, and it’s SO SO hard to resist! I just keep looking at the cabinet full of shower gels to keep myself from adding them to cart, but ahh!
  • Chanel Recourbe Cils de Chanel ($34.00) recently debuted, and as a long-time fan of shu’s curler, I am interested in seeing how this performs. Interestingly enough, one of the artists I saw working backstage at NYFW had this in their kit and raved about it!
  • Cle de Peau Vintage Holiday Palette ($125.00) looks gorgeous, but I am very curious to see if the product is as good as the design. I like that the exterior of the palette is designed, too.
  • Bobbi Brown Ruby Sparkle Eye Palette ($45.00) is one of several holiday palettes that have already launched online at Neiman Marcus. This looks so pretty in the compact, but I wonder whether there are fall out issues.
  • Guerlain Nuit d’Amour Eau de Parfum ($250.00) caught my attention from the elegantly designed bottle. I’m also a total sucker for orange + pink color combinations, which is really why I was like, “Oooh! Pretty!”

What beauty products have turned your head this week?

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Nubar Pink Flame Nail Lacquer

Nubar Pink Flame Nail Lacquer
Nubar Pink Flame Nail Lacquer

Nubar Pink Flame Nail Lacquer

Nubar Pink Flame Nail Lacquer ($7.49 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is a red and orange duochrome. First it’s a vibrant, pinky-red, then it shifts to a coppery orange. I love the intensity of the polish; it’s so vibrant that it looks like it glows, which is difficult to capture in a photo! It’s shimmering without being metallic or overly frosty. The formula was a good balance between thick and thin, so the polish flowed easily and evenly across the nail and yielded opaque results in two coats. I usually get a full week of wear with minimal tip wear with Nubar’s polishes, including Pink Flame, which I tested a few months ago (and yes, only just reviewed now).

Nubar Nail Lacquer Pink Flame
A+

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total

Bond No. Holiday 2011 Collection


Bond No. Holiday 2011 Collection

At Bond No. 9, we’re bold and daring perfumers—but never more so than at holiday time. That’s when—we admit it!—we throw any hint of caution to the wind and present a limited-edition collection of gifts that are at least as sumptuous as the celebrations themselves—in fact, probably a lot more so. But this year, we’ve gone for a level of sheer, unadulterated radiance that frankly amazes even us. Here is a stunning array of treasures whose lustrousness, whose incandescence will boggle the mind and mesmerize the eye, just as much as our scents excite the senses. And for our keynote eau de parfum this season, the one that most warrants being surrounded by splendor, we’ve chosen the best-selling Scent of Peace—a male/female mélange of black current, lavender, and lily of the valley, which we’ve made available in several sizes and shapes. Of course we’ve included other Bond No. 9 scent favorites, as well. And as always at holiday-time, we offer a generously wide price range. So, the artisanal scents … the optics … the keepsake boxes … the luxury quotient: Bond No. 9 has got it all.

Fantasy-Stone Fountain of Peace ($7,500.00)

This year’s official, unabashed extravaganza gift is our now-perennial 42-ounce spigoted amphora vitrine, filled with the Scent of Peace, its gracefully curvaceous exterior glistening everywhere with a new Swarovski crystal design: a profusion of stones in varying sizes and shapes, carefully pieced together onto a surface as intricate and tactile as an incandescent moon-glow tapestry. True, perfume containers have always had an element of fantasy. But this one is ultimo in every way.

Incadescent Shooting Super Star ($1,000.00)

The Scent of Peace is likewise the eau de parfum chosen for the classic Bond No. 9 superstar bottle that’s been decked out all over with those Swarovski fanci-crystals—the moonlit exterior emphasizing the preciousness of the contents. Even the oval cap and the keepsake silver-toned presentation box are studded with stones.

Swarovski All-Stars Quartet to Go ($700.00)

What woman wouldn’t adore having her daily choice of four Swarovski pavé-studded pocket sprays—one in glistening fuchsia (Chinatown), one in cobalt blue (Nuits de Noho), one in silver-crystal (the Scent of Peace), and one in black (Bond No. 9 Perfume). Standing tall in their own neat golden coffret equipped with a handy gold-tone mini-funnel (yes, these pocket sprays are refillable), they add up to the perfect gift presentation for those who long to casually whip out an impossibly stunning perfume flacon from their handbag, wow everyone around with its jewel-like sheen—and then do it all over again the next day in a different color.

Coffret Trio ($550.00)

Fitted into a square gold-foil box, the Bond No. 9 signature coffret contains three of our most beloved top-sellers—the aforementioned Bond No. 9 Perfume, as well as Astor Place and Nuits de Noho. Their appeal is unabashedly to women who are romantically or seductively inclined—or both at once.

Peace Offering ($430.00)

The Scent of Peace once again, this time in a signature gift collection featuring a 100 ml. eau de parfum, body cream, and candle. Lovers of peace will find sublime contentment here.

Perfumista’s Perfect Ten ($250.00)

Imagine the Bond No. 9 superstar flacon precisely scaled down to 5 ml. How beguiling! Then imagine a wardrobe of ten such flacons—each containing a different best-selling eau de parfum–standing at attention in a beautifully embossed coffret. What an exquisite dream-gift that will turn any fashionista into a devout perfumista—and vice versa. The scents: Andy Warhol Union Square, Bleecker Street, Bond No. 9 Signature , Chelsea Flowers, Chinatown, Eau de New York , Hamptons, Nuits de Noho, The Scent of Peace and Wall Street.

Amethyst Serenity ($500.00, $225.00)

The Scent of Peace again, this time in a Swarovski amethyst pavé-covered superstar bottle; 50 ml, $500; and in a 7 ml pocket spray, $225. Both are refillable. Available separately: amethyst velvet pouches, sized to fit.

Oudissimo/Oud on the Skin ($170.00)

So in-demand is Bond No. 9 Perfume, our provocative East-West signature blend of oriental oud and beautifully balanced rose, along with edible almond and caramel that our customers absolutely insisted we create an accompanying body cream and candle. Here they are, enveloped in blazing gold, just in time for the holidays.

availability: November 1st, 2011

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