Saks Friends & Family Sale 2010

Saks Fifth Avenue

Saks is having their Friends & Family Sale right now! 20% off most things, but 15% off jewelry and 10% off beauty and fragrance. It lasts through October 24th. Use code FRIEND7 at check out. This is a good opportunity to save 10% (hey, better than nothing!) on designer and high-end brands.

List of designer exclusions (these seem to apply to apparel/accessories/shoes)…

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Illamasqua Disciple Lipstick

Illamasqua Disciple Lipstick

Illamasqua Disciple Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a deep navy blue with a near matte finish.  It’s pretty opaque, but it is a little dry, so it’s best applied with a lip brush.  Between the opacity and the more clinging nature of the formula, though, it’s incredibly long-wearing–yielding about six hours of wear for me.  Illamasqua’s lipsticks are also scent- and taste-free.

Most of probably wouldn’t wear this shade on the regular, but it’s always nice to have options, which is one of the fun parts about the Illamasqua brand. Disciple is surprisingly flattering even when worn on its own.  Normally, I’m not a huge fan of really dark lip colors on myself, but I kind of dug the way the blue worked with my skin tone here.   I also appreciate that it’s not a black-blue but a true navy blue on lips.

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Win $250 in Peter Thomas Roth!

Win $250 in Peter Thomas Roth!

One (1) lucky winner will receive Peter Thomas Roth’s Instant Mineral Bronzer, 460 Park Eau de Toilette, Lashes to Die for Platinum, and Un-Wrinkle Concealer & Brightener! (Retail value $250!)

Congratulations to Danii T.!

RULES: All entries must be submitted by October 22nd, 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.

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Thanks to PTR for their generosity to help us celebrate our 4th anniversary!

Chanel Charming Glossimer (Holiday 2010)

Chanel Charming Glossimer

Chanel Charming Glossimer ($27.00 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is a sheer barely-there pink gloss with pink shimmer. It is new and limited edition from Chanel’s holiday collection. The gloss itself is nearly colorless, but the shimmer is colored enough that it’s noticeable when worn. It’s a very minimal, easy-to-wear kind of shade that will be a must for some and a, “So what?” kind of gloss for others. Charming can be worn alone for a little dazzle or layered on top of lipsticks to add shine and shimmer.

Glossimers are nearly non-sticky but still have a little tackiness to them, though they are lightweight, non-drying, and last three to four hours on me.   They’re scent- and taste-free as well.  Some of them are more pigmented but the majority have been on the sheerer side based on my experience.

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RECOMMENDATION: It’s not the most unique or original shade, but it’s the kind of shade that one could wear all the time, too.

AVAILABILITY: Chanel

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