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Dior Or Divin Vernis / Nail Lacquer


Dior Or Divin Vernis / Nail Lacquer

Dior Or Divin Vernis / Nail Lacquer

Dior Or Divin (221) Nail Lacquer ($22.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is the brand’s take on your traditional holiday gold, which is part of its recently launched holiday collection. It’s new but limited edition. Or Divin is a pale yellow gold with a part metallic, part shimmer finish. It’s a bit warmer compared to NARS Versailles but much paler and less orange compared to Chanel Gold Lame.

You can see the threads of gold shimmer running through the color as well as visible brush strokes. I used two coats, and there was a fair amount of visible nail line; a third coat would have softened it still, but I don’t think it would have eliminated it. The color didn’t apply as evenly as I would have liked; it seemed to sheer out as it was pulled, even with waiting between coats.

Dior’s formula wears a week on me with minor tip wear but no chipping. The brush is larger than the average brush, and it’s tapered at the top, which works if you have larger nail beds, but if you have really petite ones, you may find it difficult. I like it, and it makes it easy to avoid too many brush strokes and do one or two pulls per nail.

Dior Vernis Or Divin
Or Divin

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Bobbi Brown Party Collection for Holiday 2011


Bobbi Brown Party Collection for Holiday 2011

Bobbi’s NEW Party Collection is inspired by those memories—and by the glitz and glamour of screen sirens like Marilyn Monroe and Lauren Bacall. To get the party started, Bobbi’s iconic Shimmer Brick is now available in silver and gold and embossed for the first time ever with martini glass and shaker—a toast to the 20th anniversary of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics! Metallic Eye Paint Palettes also make an appearance, but the life of the party is the elegant yet modern Bobbi’s Party Fragrance, a rich bouquet of violet leaves, rose petals and sandalwood that makes a lingering statement. Party is about feeling like a star—glamorous and with all eyes on you. It is sure to be a collection to remember…

Lip Color ($23.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Party Rose
  • Party Alice

Eye Paint Palette ($45.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Chocolate & Gold Gold, Bronze, Black Gold, Chocolate
  • Onyx & Silver Tinsel, Silver, Blue Onyx, Lava

Party Shimmer Brick ($40.00) (Limited Edition)

Our iconic Shimmer Brick dressed up in silver and gold. It’s the perfect choice when you want to achieve that holiday glow. Even more festive, it’s embossed with a martini glass and shaker.

Dual Ended Eye Liners ($24.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Jet Black / Chrome Silver
  • Bronze Bronze / Chocolate Brown
  • Caviar Black-brown / Gold Gold

Bobbi’s Party Eau de Parfum ($60.00)

Destined to be a classic, Bobbi’s most feminine scent makes any moment feel special. With a rich bouquet of violet leaves, rose petals and sandalwood, you’re sure to be the belle of the ball.

availability: Now @ Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bobbi Brown

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I’ve done so in the past, but I haven’t in four or five years. The older I get, the more of a germaphobe I become! I’d be okay with using a product from certain friends (e.g. ones I knew who took good care of their products) if it was lightly used (think once or twice).

— Christine

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Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Colour


Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Colour

Elevating matte to a new elegance, this next-generation, non-drying matte lipstick glides on lips with intensely rich colour and a sumptuously soft, velvet matte finish.

Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Colour ($32.00)

  • La Fascinante (38)
  • La Raffinee (34)
  • La Sensuelle (40)
  • La Ravissante (32)
  • La Caline (36)
  • L’Exuberante (37)
  • La Somptueuse (39)
  • L’Exquise (41)

availability: Now @ Chanel.com

Sephora VIB 20% off Sale for November 10-14, 2011


Sephora VIB 20% off Sale for November 10-14, 2011

Yesterday, I received a postcard in the mail from Sephora for VIBs, which included a physical shopping pass for 20% off entire purchases November 10th through 14th in-store OR online at Sephora.com with code VIBDREAM. If you’re a VIB, you should be eligible for this discount. It will work in-stores (with the physical pass) for Sephora and Sephora inside jcpenney stores but not with online orders shipping to Canada.

Alos, there is a VIB Holiday Shopping Party on Thursday, November 10th, 6-9PM where you can get 20% off for both you (the VIB) and a friend, a free Sephora Collector’s Tote, holiday sweets, holiday beauty previews, and makeup lessons at the Beauty Studio.


Urban Decay is also holding their Friends & Family sale this week. From November 1st through November 5th, get 20% off your entire order with code FFHOLIDAY11.

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