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Win It! $100 Cash from Ebates!


Celebrating Beauty Week @ Ebates!

Congratulations to HautePJ, Linda, and Amy!

If you’re not familar with Ebates, it’s a program that allows you to earn cash back on your online purchases whenever you shop through Ebates. For example, if you sign-up, click-through their Sephora link, then you would get 8% cash back on any purchase made at Sephora. Every three months, Ebates pays you (via check or PayPal) any cash back you’ve earned.  You can either sign-up through Temptalia (which is a referral link), or you can simply go to Ebates.com directly to sign-up.

From June 20th through June 27th, Ebates is offering extra cash back on the following beauty retailers:

  • Avon (6%)
  • Bath & Body Works (6%)
  • Elizabeth Arden (10%)
  • FragranceNet (12%)
  • Lancome (14%)
  • Philosophy (10%)
  • Sephora (8%)
  • The Body Shop (10%)

The Prize

To celebrate Beauty Week, we have a fabulous giveaway featuring everyone’s favorite–cold hard cash–with three winners (U.S. residents only).  One (1) grand prize winner will receive $100, while two runner-ups will each receive $50!

To Enter

  • You must be a member of Ebates, whether you’re an existing member or sign-up today.
  • Leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite beauty (online) retailer is to shop at!

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Cult Nails Always Winning Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Always Winning Nail Lacquer<
Cult Nails Always Winning Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Always Winning Nail Laquer ($10.00 for 0.5 fl. oz.) is described as a “sheer metallic olive green layering polish with gold and holo glitter.”  It’s an olive green with a metallic shimmer threaded through the base color topped off with lots of gold glitter, along with pieces of glitter that look multi-colored in brighter light (see the photo taken with flash).  I did three coats in the swatches, and you can see it’s more semi-opaque, but two coats gives you a sheerer look.  The formula was on the thinner side but easy to work with, and the glitter spread evenly without having to work at it.

When it comes to a glittery shade like this one, it’s best to let your remover soak on the nail for a little bit and then removing.  I just use felt soaked in Zoya Remove+ and press it against the nail for 5-10 seconds, and then I do one pull.  I’ve had good luck with wear on Cult Nails’ line so far (I’ve tested three or four shades in full)–getting about a week’s worth of wear without chips.

Cult Nails Nail Lacquer Always Winning
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
94%
Total

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Inglot Matte Eyeshadows in #332, 336, 322, 371, 367, 388, 369 (Blues)


Inglot Matte Eyeshadow Palette #2

Inglot Matte Eyeshadows in #332, 336, 322, 371, 367, 388, 369 (Blues)

To finish off this palette of Inglot’s Matte Eyeshadows ($4.50 to $7.00 each for 0.09 oz.), we look at enough blue to paint a sky.

  • 332 is a deep navy blue with a hint of indigo and a matte finish. I detected the faintest bit of blue micro-shimmer.
  • 336 is a cornflower blue with a matte finish. I found it a smidgen on the sheer side, but it seems like it is buildable. It’s a bit like MAC’s Winkle.
  • 322 is a bright, medium cyan blue with a matte finish.
  • 371 is a bright cyan blue with a matte finish–it is just slightly lighter than #322.
  • 367 is a pale, whitened sky blue with a matte finish. This was a little sheer and blended out too quickly (and ended up looking sheer).
  • 388 is a vibrant, dark blue-purple with a matte finish. It seems comparable to MAC’s Atlantic Blue.
  • 369 is a soft, paled periwinkle blue with a matte finish. Like #336, it was a touch sheer.

These are really soft mattes; they have a really buttery feel to them, where you can feel the powder loosening as you swatch.  They aren’t particularly powdery, though they’ll kick up a little dust if you are heavy handed with your brush.  A little product goes a long way, so there’s no reason to jab at the eyeshadow with a brush (something you might have done with past matte eyeshadows).  The softness and give allow these to apply smoothly and evenly; there is no patchiness or drag with these.  The only downside to these is if you really pack on the color, you might find that it fades (ever-so-marginally) after eight hours; it’s a very minimal drawback, resulting in 0.5 point reduction in longevity.

#367 was the one I had the most trouble with; I think the lightness alone emphasizes any shortcomings it has–it’s a little sheer, slightly powdery, and the end result is something patchy.  #336 and #369 were more buildable in color but still had some noticeable sheerness.

Inglot Matte Eyeshadows in #332, 336, 322, 371, 367, 388, 369 (Blues)

A-
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
92%
Total

Bobbi Brown Tortoise Shell Collection for Fall 2011


Bobbi Brown Tortoise Shell Collection for Fall 2011

Bold glasses are as much a fashion staple as they are a personal statement. Now revered as a stylish accessory, a great pair of frames is a must have (and a great go-to on bad beauty days). Bobbi chooses between her iconic black frames and a pair of tortoise shell frames – ones which served as the inspiration behind her new Tortoise Shell Collection for fall. The Tortoise Shell Collection is Bobbi’s modern take on a classic look.

Stunning shadows in shades ranging from bronze to gold to espresso are housed in gorgeous tortoise shell compacts with gold detailing; one is for lighter skin and the other for darker complexions. To balance the warmer tones on the eyes, cheeks and lips are dressed up in soft nudes. And the good news is that if you do wear glasses, Bobbi designed the collection to complement—rather than compete with—your frames.

Tortoise Shell Bronze Eye Palette ($60.00) (Limited Edition)

A flattering collection of warm neutral makeup for medium to darker skin tones, this palette lets you go from soft to smoky in no time flat. The eight shadows in the Bronze Tortoise Shell Eye Palette are designed to be layered—there’s no blending required. Start with the lightest shade, then layer the darker shades until you get the desired intensity. Tortoise-shell glasses inspire the special limited-edition compact—Bobbi’s muse for this collection. Includes Banana Eyeshadow, Gold Nugget Sparkle Eyeshadow, Amber Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow, Copper Cocoa Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow, Tiger’s Eye Metallic Eyeshadow, Bronze Metallic Eyeshadow, Olive Sparkle Eyeshadow, Espresso Eyeshadow.

Tortoise Shell Sand Eye Palette ($60.00) (Limited Edition)

A palette for lighter skin tones, with light to dark shadows in flattering warm neutrals. This collection lets you go from soft to smoky in no time flat. The eight shadows in the Sand Tortoise Shell Eye Palette are designed to be layered—there’s no blending required. Start with the lightest shade, then layer the darker shades until you get the desired intensity. Tortoise-shell glasses inspire the special limited-edition compact—Bobbi’s muse for this collection. Includes Ivory Eyeshadow, Gold Bar Sparkle Eyeshadow, Desert Sand Metallic Eyeshadow, Terracotta Eyeshadow, Antique Rose Eyeshadow, Hot Stone Eyeshadow, Sandy Rose Metallic Eyeshadow, Black Chocolate Eyeshadow.

Rich Lip Color SPF 12 ($22.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Soft Nude
  • Twig

High Shimmer Lipgloss ($22.00)

  • Bare Sparkle
  • Beach
  • Citrus

Tortoise Shell Mini Brush Set ($55.00) (Limited Edition)

Bobbi’s essential brushes, perfectly sized for travel and on-the-go makeup application. Set includes four brushes: Mini Angle Eye Shadow, Mini Eye Sweep, Mini Blush and Mini Ultra Fine Eye Liner, all tucked into a chic tortoise shell case. In your evening purse, gym bag or carry-on, this brush set always fits.

availability: July 2011

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