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  • Lancome15% off $49+ orders with code FLASH, ends 3/30.

This Week’s Sales for May 16th, 2011

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Upcoming Sales

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  • HAUTELOOK:  Rock & Republic Beauty (5/16), RapidLash (5/17), Barielle Nailcare (5/17), Skinn Cosmetics (5/18), Lotus Cosmetics (5/19), Beauty Problem Solver Event (5/20)
  • IDEELI: Deep Sea Cosmetics (5/16)

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.
  • BLISS: Free travel size Youth moisturizer when you purchase the full size with code FAIRY109. Free shipping on Pro Sizes with code SHIPPRO.  29% off bliss, remede, and elemis products with code MAY20OFF, 5/19 through 5/25. 50% off Bliss Steep Clean products with code STEEP, expires 5/16.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: 15% off select skincare products with code GLOWINGSKIN, expires 5/20.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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Milani Purr-fect Purple Baked Eyeshadow

Milani Purr-fect Purple Baked Eyeshadow
Milani Purr-fect Purple Baked Eyeshadow

Milani Baked Metallic Eyeshadow: Purr-fect Purple

Milani Purr-fect Purple Baked Metallic Eyeshadow ($7.49 for 0.05 oz.) is medium-dark red-toned purple with a silvered shimmer and sheen.  Of the several new shades Milani released, I was disappointed in this one–the pigmentation is just not nearly as intense as it looks in the pan.  The pan looks like a much more vibrant, violet purple with greater depth than is achieved when used (regardless of whether it is used wet or dry).

Milani could ditch that curved sponge/brush applicator, because the bristles are splayed and scratchy, while the sponge is thin and surprisingly scratchy. I did like the switch to a black interior, over the champagne gold from the Runway Eyeshadows. The lid is also quite secure, and I had to pry it open with my nails.

Milani Baked Eyeshadow Purr-fect Purple
8
Product
7
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4
Application
80%
Total

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Illamasqua Bacterium Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Bacterium Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Bacterium Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Bacterium Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Bacterium Nail Varnish ($14.00 for 0.5 fl. oz.) is described as an “opalescent beige” with a shimmer finish. It is a really intriguing shade, and I think those who tend to collect nail polishes may appreciate this shade in particular. It’s just weird–in a good way–it’s this cross of green, beige, and brown with threads of silver and iridescent opal. The base color reminds me most of khaki–brown with this murkiness–but the way the opal shimmers and reflects light adds interest to the shade.

Illamasqua’s formula is richly pigmented, smooth, and easy to apply. I did notice very slight brush strokes in the finish under really bright light–the kind common in more metallic finished polishes. Bacterium was opaque in two coats. I typically get a full week of wear with Illamasqua Nail Varnishes with minimal tip wear and no chips.

Illamasqua Nail Varnish Bacterium
Bacterium
Bacterium
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
97%
Total

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