The Sultry Season is a series of posts featuring deep, rich shades of brown, berry, plum, and wine lipsticks and lipglosses — just right for autumn — that runs through October 2010.
Win NARS Strawberry Fields Lipgloss!
One (1) lucky winner will receive NARS Strawberry Fields Lipgloss from NARS’ Fall Collection! (Retail value $24.00!)
RULES: All entries must be submitted by September 30th, 2010 at 11:59 PM PST. This contest is open to all readers as pursuant to your local state/country’s laws. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified via e-mail. This post will be updated with the winner once the winner confirms.
Congratulations to Tasha!
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This Week’s Sales for September 24th, 2010
- Bare Escentuals: 20% off with code GLAMOUR, expires 10/12.
- Beauty.com: Get $10 off orders of $60+ whenever you click through THIS LINK. Free travel-size Blow Out hair spray with $25+ purchase of Blow products with this link. Buy 2 Frederic Fekkai Advanced products, receive free 1 oz. Glossing Cream with this link. Buy $30 of NARS and get a free travel size Lipgloss duo in Chihahua and Greek Holiday ($6 value) with THIS LINK.
- Becca: 20% off with code DC0810, expires 9/25.
- Benefit: Free shipping over purchases of $50+, use code PRETTY50. Free international shipping with purchases of $115+, use code WORLD115 (excludes Asia).
- Bliss: 20% off Slimwear and Cellulite Remedies with code SLIMWEAR, expires 10/1. Up to 40% off during the blowout sale, ends 9/30.
- Blue Mercury: Free shipping on all orders over $50 with code FREESHIP, plus 3 free beauty samples with every order. 11-year anniversary gift with $100+ purchase. Exclusive and new Tocca Kona limited edition candle.
- Bobbi Brown: Free full-size Ash Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow with $65+ order with code ASH8, expires 10/1, one time use. Free full-size metallic eyeshadow in Gold Dust with $65+ order with code GOLD8, expires 9/30, one time use. Free shipping on $55+ purchases, no code required.
- C.O. Bigelow: 15% off any purchase with code EARLYBIRD, expires 10/15.
- Clarins: Free shipping on any order through 9/28 with code ESSENTIALS.
- Clinique: Free Lash Power Mascara mini with $35+ orders with code LASH, expires 9/30. Free shipping with code FSCHAT07. Free shipping plus free 3-step minis with $30+ orders. Free shipping and Air Kiss Long Last Glosswear sample with $35+ purchase with code NEXTJUMP, expires 9/30.
- GOSMiLE: 10% off with code OCT10, 9/27 through 10/31.
- NARS Cosmetics: Free shipping on orders of $25 or more with code 25FREESHIP. Free Mini Lipgloss Duo in Sweet Dreams/Dolce vita ANY purchase with code TEMPTALIAC, through THIS link, expires 10/15. Free 2-day shipping on orders of $150+, no code necessary.
- Nordstrom: Current list of Gifts with Purchase.
- Origins: Free shipping on orders of $75+, no code required. Free sample of Youthtopia with code SERUM9, expires 9/30. Free full-size lipgloss with any order, use code RUBY, BLOSSOM, PASSION, or CRYSTAL, expires 9/30. Free shipping on any order, no code necessary, expires 9/27.
- Philosophy: Spend $50 through 9/26 and receive a free gift bag with code LUXURIOUS.
- Saks: La Mer gift with purchase on $300+ purchases with code LAMER48. Free shipping on all orders with code SHIPAFF10, valid 9/20-9/25.
- SkinStore: 20% off storewide with code BELLA20, expires 10/5. 20 % off Philosophy with code BELLA20, expires 10/5.
- Smashbox: Free gift every Tuesday and Thursday.
- Stila: Free Stila Mascara with $15 Purchase for the Month of September.
- StrawberryNet: Shop this week’s very Special Deals.
- The Body Shop: Buy 2, get 1 free at the Semi-Annual Skin Care Event, ends 10/10.
- Zuneta: 10% off for first time customers with code Z8641, expires 12/31/10. 20% off with code WEEKEND, expires 9/26.
- 10% off for VIBs with code V436CB.
- Free deluxe-size Aquolina Body Mousse with any purchase with code PINKSUGAR.
- Free Bliss mini rollerball with any purchase with code BLISSFUL.
- Free travel-size Dr. Brandt Intensolution treatment with any purchase with code BLEMISHFREE.
- Free Clinique Repairwear serum sample with any purchase with code REPAIRWEAR.
- Free Clean Scene by Murad sample duo with any purchase with code CLEANSCENE.
- Free Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum mascara with any purchase with code SPECTRUM.
- Free 1-week supply of REN blemish cleanser with any purchase with code CLAYCLEANSE.
- Free Dr. Brandt skincare samples with code DRBRANDT.
- Free Bare Escentuals RareMinerals eye cream with code RAREEYE.
- Free Kate Somerville sunscreen with any purchase with code KATESUN.
- Free Juicy Couture parfum rollerball with any purchase with code JUICYCOUTURE.
- Free StriVectin facial cream with any purchase with code SCULPT.
- Free Caudalie Vinoperfect samples with any purchase with code VINOREGIMEN.
- Free refillable palette when you buy any 3 Make Up For Ever eyeshadows or blushes with code MUFE.
Going English with Rescue Beauty
Rescue Beauty Lounge just launched their Housewives of Tudor England Collection. It features four shades: Anne (bewitching olive green with a pink-gold metallic iridescence), Catherine (royal purple with a fine pewter sheen and hints of blue and fuschia shimmer), Catherine H. (shimmering Wedgewood blue hue with a hint of a gold- and pink-flecked darkening sky), and Jane (pale gray pearl with sheer washes of pink and gold). Each retails for $18.00 (for 0.4 fl. oz.).
- Anne is a dark, luxurious olive green with a mix of pink and gold micro shimmer. The shimmer seems really fine but plentiful; it’s like it was strewn through the color base. It has a very slight yellow undertone, but this is definitely more olive green than green-green. Two coats.
- Catherine is a grayed purple with pink and gray micro-shimmer laced with the color. There’s a subtle cool undertone running through this, despite it’s eggplanty-red base. Two coats.
- Catherine H. is a medium-dark periwinkle blue with lilac shimmer and iridescent blue microglitter. It is just the slightest bit purple-toned, but it’s still predominantly a blue shade. Two coats.
- Jane is a muted gray-beige creme with flecks of pale gold microglitter hovering in the base; it’s the least glittery/shimmery of the four. I couldn’t detect any pink in this, even under direct light. Two coats.
I found the formula on these a little thinner than the majority of Rescue Beauty Lounge polishes that I’ve tried, which isn’t a bad thing, just something I noticed from the get-go. I only needed two coats for all four of these, though Jane may be one that you may go three coats on. Otherwise, these are rather pigmented on the whole. Application went smoothly with no streaking and even color and shimmer distribution. They dry down to a semi-shiny finish, so I’d definitely recommend a glossy top coat for these to look their best (I used Zoya’s).
If you want to know more about how products are evaluated, read out Rating System FAQ! 🙂
- Product: 29/30
- Value: 8/10
- Ease of Use: 4/5
- Packaging: 4/5
RECOMMENDATION: The colors are perfect for fall; they have a certain depth to them that makes them particularly elegant on nails.
AVAILABILITY: Rescue Beauty Lounge
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Welcome to Free For Haul Fridays!
A play on Oh No They Didn’t’s “Free For All Fridays,” every Friday is Free For Haul Fridays! Friday is a day for fun — whether you’re already off enjoying your weekend or if you just need a way to get through til the end of the work day, FFH is here for you!
Share your latest beauty hauls! Once you’ve done that… say anything you’d like. Tell us about the greatest thing that happened to you this week, why your pet is the cutest, what you’re doing this weekend… whatever!
First, I’ll share mine!
Haul: I think I managed to be good this week!
Want to make time to: Do some organizing.
Friday plans: Mellan & I have a lunch date with a friend and her puppy!
Last thing you watched: Jersey Shore!