What would you pair with MAC Briar Rose Beauty Powder?

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Nubar Finest Silks Collection (Part 2)

Nubar Holiday 2010

For the holidays, Nubar took inspiration from the Silk Road with their collection of eight shades. Each shade is designed to provide complete coverage in two coats and be universally wearable. Nubar is free of formaldehyde, phthalate and toluene. Shades include: Organza (intense pearl white), Taffeta (pale peachy brown), Marabout (deep muted brown), Pekin (rich dark red), Sateen (deep vivid red), Charmeuse (neutral blush), Moire (light reddish brown), and Chiffon (muted brown). All shades are creams except Organza, which is a frost.

I thought that Barielle’s Style in Argyle Collection would offer at least a couple of dupes but nothing was very similar. In general, I don’t have a vast stash of browns, so I didn’t find dupes for the majority of the shades here. All of the shades lean have mostly neutral tones to them, so they will work well on both cooler and warmer skin tones.

I think Charmeuse will be a favorite, just because it’s a wearable, modern pink–not bright, not utterly girly, and not pastel.

Application was stellar on all of the creams: two coats for creamy, smooth, even color. The formula isn’t too thick or thin, and the rubber cap makes it easy to hold when applying.

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This Week’s Sales for October 16th, 2010

Beauty.com

The Body Shop

This Week’s Sales for October 16th, 2010

  • Beauty.com: Get $10 off orders of $60+ whenever you click through THIS LINK. Buy $25 of Urban Decay and get a free travel sized 24/7 pencil through THIS LINK.
  • Becca: 20% off with code DC0810, expires 10/31.
  • Benefit: Free shipping over purchases of $50+, use code PRETTY50. Free international shipping with purchases of $115+, use code WORLD115 (excludes Asia).   Get a FREE speed brow with any $50+ purchase, add product to shopping bag and enter LUVBROWS, expires 10/18.
  • Bliss: Get 30% off Bliss Bath & Body Bestsellers with code BODY30, valid 10/14 through 10/21. Get 15% off Bliss, Remede, and Elemis with code NOV10, valid 10/21 through 10/28. Free Creme de La Mer 7ml with any La Mer purchase with code LAMER10, valid 10/27 through 10/31.
  • Blue Mercury: Free shipping on all orders over $50 with code FREESHIP, plus 3 free beauty samples with every order. 11-year anniversary gift with $100+ purchase. Exclusive and new Tocca Kona limited edition candle.
  • Bobbi Brown: $65+ orders ship free, no code necessary. Free full-size Copper Penny Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow with $65+ orders with code COPPER9, expires 1/14/11. Free Rockstar Metallic Eyeshadow with $65+ orders with code ROCK9, expires 1/14/11.
  • Clinique: Free shipping with code FSCHAT07. Free shipping plus free 3-step minis with $30+ orders. Free shipping plus two free treats with $35+ orders with code TREATS, expires 11/1.
  • Dermadoctor: $10 off orders over $60 with code DERM60, expires 12/15.
  • e.l.f.: 30% off Studio Line on $20+ purchases with code STUD30.
  • GOSMiLE: 10% off with code OCT10, expires 10/31.
  • MAC: Free shipping with code CS105LIVECHAT.
  • NARS Cosmetics: Free shipping on orders of $25 or more with code 25FREESHIP. Free 2-day shipping on orders of $150+, no code necessary.
  • Nordstrom: Current list of Gifts with Purchase. Free beauty gift with any $120+ beauty/fragrance purchase valued at $100+. Free Estee Lauder gift with $29.50+ purchase. $5 shipping on beauty purchases of $50+ with code BEAUTY.
  • Origins: Free shipping on orders of $75+, no code required. Free cleanser with any Origins purchase, use code TREAT1 for Checks and Balances (15ml), TREAT2 for Never a Dull Moment (15ml), expires 10/20, expires 11/1.
  • Saks: Receive an exotic snake-print tote filled with deluxe samples with any $100 saks.com beauty or fragrance purchase with code COLOR2 while supplies last.
  • Sally’s Beauty Supply: 20% off online orders with code 555962.
  • SkinStore: 15% off storewide with code G2G15, expires 10/21.
  • Smashbox: Free gift every Tuesday and Thursday. Free shipping on all orders.
  • StrawberryNet: Shop this week’s very Special Deals.
  • The Body Shop: Buy any 2 products, get a third for 76 cents, expires 10/31.
  • Zuneta: 10% off for first time customers with code Z8641, expires 12/31/10.

Sephora.com, Inc.

Sephora

  • 10% off for VIBs with code V436CB.
  • Free deluxe-size Aquolina Body Mousse with any purchase with code PINKSUGAR.
  • Free Bliss mini rollerball with any purchase with code BLISSFUL.
  • Free travel-size Dr. Brandt Intensolution treatment with any purchase with code BLEMISHFREE.
  • Free Clinique Repairwear serum sample with any purchase with code REPAIRWEAR.
  • Free Clean Scene by Murad sample duo with any purchase with code CLEANSCENE.
  • Free Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum mascara with any purchase with code SPECTRUM.
  • Free 1-week supply of REN blemish cleanser with any purchase with code CLAYCLEANSE.
  • Free Dr. Brandt skincare samples with code DRBRANDT.
  • Free Bare Escentuals RareMinerals eye cream with code RAREEYE.
  • Free Kate Somerville sunscreen with any purchase with code KATESUN.
  • Free Juicy Couture parfum rollerball with any purchase with code JUICYCOUTURE.
  • Free StriVectin facial cream with any purchase with code SCULPT.
  • Free Caudalie Vinoperfect samples with any purchase with code VINOREGIMEN.
  • Free refillable palette when you buy any 3 Make Up For Ever eyeshadows or blushes with code MUFE.

Nubar Finest Silks Collection (Part 1)

Nubar Holiday 2010

For the holidays, Nubar took inspiration from the Silk Road with their collection of eight shades. Each shade is designed to provide complete coverage in two coats and be universally wearable. Nubar is free of formaldehyde, phthalate and toluene. Shades include: Organza (intense pearl white), Taffeta (pale peachy brown), Marabout (deep muted brown), Pekin (rich dark red), Sateen (deep vivid red), Charmeuse (neutral blush), Moire (light reddish brown), and Chiffon (muted brown). All shades are creams except Organza, which is a frost. Each shade retails for $7.49.

I thought that Barielle’s Style in Argyle Collection would offer at least a couple of dupes but nothing was very similar. In general, I don’t have a vast stash of browns, so I didn’t find dupes for the majority of the shades here. All of the shades lean have mostly neutral tones to them, so they will work well on both cooler and warmer skin tones.

Application was stellar on all of the creams: two coats for creamy, smooth, even color. The formula isn’t too thick or thin, and the rubber cap makes it easy to hold when applying. Organza was the odd man out with a sheerer application and visible brush strokes.

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Win $84 in Qtica! Part 2!

Win $84 in Qtica! Part 2!

One (1) lucky winner will receive Qtica’s Foot Repair Balm, Hand Repair Balm, Intense Cuticle Repair Balm, Intense Hydrating Therapy Lotion, and Intense Lip Repair Balm! (Retail value $156!)

Congratulations to Pritha N.!

RULES: All entries must be submitted by October 20th, 2010 at 11:59 PM PST. This contest is open to continental U.S. readers only 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.

Two Ways to Win

You can do one, the other, or both to maximize your chances of winning…

1.) Leave a comment on this blog post tell me which product you’d use first!

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