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  • Giorgio Armani Beauty15% off all orders, plus free shipping on $75+ orders and free Lip Balm on $150+ orders with code SPRING, ends 3/28.
  • Lancome15% off $49+ orders with code FLASH, ends 3/30.

This Week’s Sales for May 23rd, 2011

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Upcoming Sales

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  • HAUTELOOK:  Freeze 24/7 Skikncare (5/23), Macadamia Nut Oil (5/24), Three Custom Color Specialists (5/26), Bremenn Research Labs Skincare (5/26), Beauty Gadget Event (5/27)
  • IDEELI: Bathing Beauty (5/23)

Free Shipping, Coupon Codes, GWPs

  • APOTHICA: Free shipping on orders of $49+
  • BEAUTY.COM: $10 off $60 – you MUST click through this link to receive the offer.
  • BENEFIT: Free shipping on $50+ purchases with code PRETTY50, expires 10/26. Free international shipping with $115+ purchases with code WORLD115, expires 10/26.  Free It’s Potent mini with $35+ order, add to shopping bag and use code MYMINI35, expires 5/23.
  • BLISS: Free travel size Youth moisturizer when you purchase the full size with code FAIRY109. Free shipping on Pro Sizes with code SHIPPRO.  20% off bliss, remede, and elemis products with code MAY20OFF, 5/19 through 5/25.
  • BOBBI BROWN: Free full-size Naked Rich Color Lip Gloss and free shipping on $65+ orders with code RICH44, expires 6/24.  Free shipping on $65+ orders.
  • CLINIQUE:  Choose your own GWP – choose 6 free treats plus a silver cosmetics bag with any $21.50 purchase, starts 5/17.
  • DARPHIN:  Free shipping on all orders, no code necessary.  Limited edition 500ml sizes of Darphin favorites, savings up to 40%.
  • GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY:  Free shipping on $75+ orders with code DESIGNER10, expires 6/28.  Up 40% off on gone-but-not-forgotten items.  Free shipping when you purchase from the summer 2011 collection with code GABRONZE, expires 5/24.
  • KIEHLS:  With the purchase of Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate + any skin care product, enjoy 2 free samples: Midnight Recovery Concentrate + Super Fluid UV Defense with code STRENGTH, expires 5/30.  Free Creme de Corp deluxe sample with purchase of Creamy Eye Cream with Avocado with code AVOCADO, expires 5/31.
  • LANCOME: Free four piece sample set ($101 value) + free shipping with $45 purchase with code AMAY, expires 5/31.  3 free skincare samples ($119 value) with $35+ order using code MOTHER, expires 5/31.  2 free samples ($48 value) + free shipping with any order, expires 5/24.
  • NORDSTROM:  $5 shipping on $50+ orders.
  • ORIGINS:  Free shipping on $50+ orders.
  • PHILOSOPHY: 20% off fan favorites with code SUMMERFUN, expires 5/25.
  • SAKS FIFTH AVENUE: Receive a deluxe sample of The Moisturizing Gel Cream with any La Mer purchase with code LAMER69, expires 6/22.  Deluxe, beauty-filled tote ($175 value) with any $60 Estee Lauder purchase with code LAUDER36, expires 6/10.
  • SEPHORA: Choose a deluxe fragrance mini with $25+ order with code MINISCENT.  Free supergoop! SPF 30 lip balm sample with $25+ order with code ACAIBALM.  Free Too Faced primer sample with $25+ order with code PRIMED.  Free Lancome antiaging serum with any order with code YOUTH.  Free Clinique Pore Refining Serum sample with $25+ purchase (Beauty Insiders only) with code SHRINK, expires 5/30. Free Laura Mercier Face Scrub sample, use code FACEPOLISH.  Free Bliss mini rollerball with any purchase with code BLISSFUL. Free travel-size Dr. Brandt Intensolution treatment with any purchase with code BLEMISHFREE.
  • SKINSTORE.COM: 20% off select staff favorites with code G2G20, expiration unknown.
  • STILA: 20% off Friends & Family sale with code FRIENDS11, expires 5/24.
  • THE BODY SHOP (CANADA):  Buy 3, get 2 free sitewide, 5/9 thru 6/5.  Buy 2, get 1 free sitewide, 5/9 thru 6/5.  Buy 1, get 1 50% off sitewite, 5/9 thru 6/5. Get $30 off when you spend $80+, $20 off when you spend $60+, $10 off when you spend $40+, combines with buy 3 get 2 free / buy 2 get 1 free.
  • THE BODY SHOP (USA): Buy 3, get 2 Free on skincare and makeup, expires 6/5.
  • YSL: 4 beauty samples + free shipping with $75+ purchase with code BEAUTY10, expires 6/30.

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LUSH Dirty Launches


LUSH Dirty

For people who care about their appearance but can’t be bothered with too much paraphernalia in the mornings, the NEW “Dirty” collection is a no-nonsense fragrance that hits you with intensely crisp spearmint, thyme and tarragon, and the subtle smell of calm seas.

Dirty takes the common idea of ‘layering’ with beauty products a little bit further. Normally, grooming products will all have a different scent. However, this new concept of layering means you can shower in invigorating spearmint and thyme, shave with soothing lavender and sandalwood, and style hair with tarragon and oak moss. Once all of these products with their individual fragrances have been used, the combined scent will be that of Dirty, and can be topped off with the body spray, which contains all those main notes.

Dirty Spring Wash Shower Gel ($9.95 for 3.3 oz., $17.95 for 8.4 oz., $26.95 for 16.9 oz.)

Don’t be a dirty rotten scoundrel. Recreate your very own mountain spring and wash with this tingly, softening, minty shower gel that contains spearmint, thyme, and sea salt.

Dirty Shaving Cream ($12.95)

Shave it all off using our ultra-softening oats and benzoin shaving cream. There’s also lavender and sandalwood in there to soothe any irritations.

Dirty Hair Gel ($12.95)

Refresh your coif with our conditioning and softening, firm hold styling product. Made with fair trade coconut oil, linseed gel and balm herb infusion for the perfect just-got-out-of bed style.

Dirty Body Spray ($19.95)

If you don’t have the time for a full-on Dirty routine in the morning, take a quickie instead and spritz yourself liberally with this body spray before you head out the door. No one will ever know.

availability: May 23rd, 2011

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MAC Pro Eye Makeup Remover Review, Photos

MAC Pro Eye Makeup Remover
MAC Pro Eye Makeup Remover

MAC Pro Eye Makeup Remover

MAC Pro Eye Makeup Remover ($18.00 for 3.4 fl. oz.) is touted as a gentle eye makeup remover that is “mega-effective” but will still “calm, hydrate, and soothe skin.”  It’s gentle, all right!  While it’s a dream to apply–no stinging, burning, or cloudiness–there’s not much else it does well.

As a makeup remover, it just doesn’t do an effective job at removing eye makeup, even just regular mascara and eyeliner prove to be too hard to handle for this remover. On waterproof/long-wearing products, it doesn’t cut through it at all. I’ve pressed a cloth soaked in the remover against my eye for thirty seconds or longer, but I wasn’t able to get much product removed. It seems to be okay for eyeshadow, but it doesn’t remove eyeliner, mascara.   Given that it’s an eye makeup remover but doesn’t excel at that task at all, I definitely do not recommend this product.

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Guerlain Terra Inca Sublime Radiant Powder

Guerlain Terra Inca Sublime Radiant Powder
Guerlain Terra Inca Sublime Radiant Powder

Guerlain Terra Inca Sublime Radiant Powder

Guerlain Terra Inca Sublime Radiant Powder ($70.00 for 0.51 oz.) is a “highlighting bronzer for the face and body.” It combines a “highlighting beige and a pink bronze” to “enhance the complexion while warming the skin with an iridiescent glow.”

It’s an oversized bronzer housed in a wooden compact that slides open (held together by three magnets). It has all of the hallmarks of luxury with engraved detailing on the outer cover with the Guerlain initials and logo, along with the intricate design of the bronzer itself. The center of the bronzer is a muted gold, while the outer portion is a rose-tinted bronzy brown. Together, they create a soft tan bronze with a golden metallic sheen. It’s more of a sheen than shimmer, but it’s not a very subtle sheen–I mention this because many of Guerlain’s products have a softer shimmer and sheen, but this powder has more sheen than Meteorites or the like. The powder has a soft, smooth, very refined texture that feels like silk moving across the skin.

Worn, it imparts a glowy sheen (I wore it on the tops of cheeks and softly brushed around the temples) that’s a soft, golden bronze. It worked well paired with a blush, too, though it could be worn alone for something very bronzy. It also has fantastic wear; it stayed glowy and smooth for eight hours before starting to fade away. The compact itself is done very well, though it’s not the most secure packaging and wouldn’t be my favorite item to travel with. For $70, at least they give you half an ounce of bronzer, though–not many will get through that!

Guerlain Terra Inca Sublime Radiant Powder

A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
97%
Total

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