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  • Neiman MarcusEarn up to a $500 gift card with select regular-price purchase with code NMSHOP (beauty/fragrances included), ends 1/24.
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Free Birthday Brows by Benefit


Is it your birthday?

Free Birthday Brows by Benefit

Benefit is offering customers a free brow arch service on their birthday–all you need to do is show them a valid government issued photo ID with your date of birth and you’re good to go. You can locate your nearest Benefit Brow Bar here.

Mellan wholeheartedly approved of the birthday hat they sent along with the announcement of the new birthday offer–plus I think he quite enjoyed the musical card, too!

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Dolce & Gabbana Amethyst Lipgloss

Dolce & Gabbana Amethyst Lipgloss
Dolce & Gabbana Amethyst Lipgloss

Dolce & Gabbana Amethyst Lipgloss

Dolce & Gabbana Amethyst Lipgloss ($29.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a deepened burgundy berry with soft violet and burgundy micro-shimmer.  It’s semi-opaque with decent color pay off and definitely gives lips a darker, vampier look, but my natural lip color does peek through.  What I really liked about this gloss though was how despite the deeper color, it did not settle into lip lines.

my thoughts on the formula: Dolce & Gabbana Lip Glosses are moisturizing, and they fade really well when they wear away. With this particular shade, I was able to get a solid four hours of wear. These glosses are heavily rose-scented but don’t seem to have any taste. With just 0.13 oz. in a tube (compared to 0.20 oz. for other high-end brands like Chanel, Guerlain, and YSL), these are pricey.

Dolce & Gabbana Amethyst Lipgloss

B+
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4
Application
89%
Total

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What kind of beauty haul do you find most satisfying?


  • Medium hauls - plenty of new things but not the whole store!
    38%, 1,369 Votes
  • Small hauls - just a couple of items you really wanted!
    27%, 970 Votes
  • Huge hauls - even if you had to save all year for it!
    19%, 691 Votes
  • Drugstore hauls - gotta love getting things on the cheap!
    15%, 527 Votes
  • Other - I'll tell you in the comments!
    1%, 23 Votes

Total Voters: 3,580

Feel free to elaborate on your answer in the comment section! 🙂

Cle de Peau #112 Eyeshadow

Cle de Peau #112 Eyeshadow
Cle de Peau #112 Eyeshadow

Cle de Peau #112 Eyeshadow

Cle de Peau #112 Eyeshadow ($45.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a pale, icy blue with a soft, frosted finish.  It applies really beautifully on the lid, because the pigmentation is decent and the texture very smooth.  The eyeshadow itself holds together incredibly well and doesn’t leave any fall out or powdery mess behind at all.

my thoughts on the formula: These feel like a buttery cream when applied, because they’re so soft, silky, and finely milled that they very nearly feel like a cream eyeshadow, even though they are most definitely a pressed powder. True to their claim, these eyeshadows do wear all day without a base, though I do prefer the security of a base myself (especially since I often pair it with other brands’ who don’t wear well without a base).

Cle de Peau #112 Eyeshadow

A-
9
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
90%
Total

Free for Haul Friday, Volume #071

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:  Philosophy Shower Gels, Jack Black Lip Balm

Weekend plans:  Trying to wrap up a group paper and kissing b-school goodbye!

Beauty product you love but rarely use:  Chanel Dragon — I do wear it, but I feel like it’s something I wear for a special occasion; as a student, special occasions aren’t exactly frequent!

Keep adding your pet photos to the Temptalia Pets flickr group! 🙂

This week’s Mellan photo…


First day of work!

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