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  • Muse BeautyBuy any 2 Viseart eyeshadow palettes for $128 (plus get three Esum eyeshadow brushes), ends 8/21.
  • SaksEarn a Gift Card up to $900* with code AUG2017, ends 8/17.
  • Sephora4X points for Rouges (early access 8/11), 3X points for VIBs, and 2X points for BIs on all purchases, starts 8/11 and ends 8/19.

OCC Extravaganza Nail Lacquer

OCC Extravaganza Nail Lacquer
OCC Extravaganza Nail Lacquer

OCC Extravaganza Nail Lacquer

OCC Extravaganza Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as “rich pink/coral with gold shimmer overlay.” It’s a pinked-coral with golden micro-shimmer strewn through the base. The gold almost leans green-gold in certain angles. In some ways it’s comparable to Zoya Rica, but Zoya’s has a much larger gold particle shimmer in it (almost glittery in comparison), so the overall look is quite different. SpaRitual Hope Springs Eternal is closer in color but has a silvery shimmer and metallic finish.

OCC’s formula is four-free (it does not include DBP, formaldehyde, toulene, or formaldehyde resin), and it wears a full week on me with minor tip wear (but no chipping). Extravaganza had great drying time; I felt like it dried down by the time I finished doing one coat on each nail! The opacity is nice, too; I used two coats for opaque color. The consistency was thin without being watery with even flow across the nail.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nail Lacquer Extravaganza
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
4
Application
91%
Total

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Zoya Gems & Jewels Collection for Holiday 2011


Zoya Gems & Jewels Collection for Holiday 2011

There are three jewel-toned metallic shimmer polishes with three glitzy, glitter glazes (with bar-shaped glitter). Each bottle retails for $8.00 and will be available September 15th, 2011 at zoya.com.

  • Holly Full coverage, rich green metallic shimmer
  • Rina Gorgeous green glitzy, glitter glaze with unique bar glitter
  • Izzy Full coverage, party pink metallic shimmer
  • Kissy Vivid pink glitzy, glitter glaze with unique bar glitter
  • Noel Full coverage, icy blue metallic shimmer
  • Twila Bold blue glitzy, glitter glaze with unique bar glitter

This Week’s Sales for September 12th, 2011


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  • HAUTELOOK:  Urban Decay (9/12), gloProfessional (9/13), Isomers Skin Care (9/14), Jane Cosmetics (9/14), Terax Hair Care (9/15), Beauty Electrics Event (9/16)
  • IDEELI:  Basq (9/12), Babyliss (9/12)
  • EBATES:  Lancome (14%), Pur Minerals (10%), DermStore (7.5%)
  • Rue La La:  D.L. & Co. (9/13)

Free Shipping, Coupon Codes, GWPs

  • APOTHICA: Free shipping on orders of $49+
  • BATH & BODY WORKS:  20% off with code PARIS20, expires 9/6.  20% off with code FALLHOME20, valid 9/6 thru 10/2.
  • BEAUTY.COM: New Customers – get $5 off $35 or $10 off $70 on your first Beauty.com order, expires 1/1/12.
  • BENEFIT: Free shipping on $50+ purchases with code PRETTY50, expires 10/26. Free international shipping with $115+ purchases with code WORLD115, expires 10/26.
  • BLOOMINGDALE’S: Free shipping on orders of $150+ with code FS150.
  • BLISS:  20% off sets of 2 with code BACK2SETS, expires 10/31.  $50+ orders get free shipping + mini blood orange white pepper suds + hand cream duo; $100+ orders get free shipping + suds + hand cream duo + sinkside six pack; $200+ orders get free shipping + suds + hand cream duo + sinkside six pack + $20 off; use code BLISSBDAY, expires 9/15.
  • BOBBI BROWN: Free shipping on $65+ orders.  Complimentary Crystal Lipgloss Deluxe Sample + free shipping with $65+ orders with code GLOSS11, one time use, expires 9/29.  Complimentary full-size Buff Glitter Lipgloss + free shipping with $65+ orders with code BUFF11, one time use, expires 9/29.
  • CLINIQUE:  Free shipping on $50+ orders.
  • GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY:   Free shipping + 2 free samples with $75+ orders.    Free shipping when you submit a review with code GAREVIEWS3, expires 10/31.
  • LANCOME:   3-piece deluxe sample with $35+ purchase with code 3PCSEP, expires 9/30. 4-piece sample + free shipping with $45+ purchase with code LNCMSEP, expires 9/30.
  • NORDSTROM:  FREE SHIPPING & FREE RETURNS EVERYDAY.
  • ORIGINS:  Free shipping on $50+ orders.
  • PHILOSOPHY: 15% off with code S224762, expires 9/30.
  • SAKS FIFTH AVENUE:  Spend $150 and get a free subscription to Harper’s Bazaar with code BAZAAR.
  • SEPHORA:  Free Ojon hair serum with $25+ order with code RESTORE. Free Caudalie Vinoperfect moisturizer with any $25+ purchase with code VINOSPF.  Free Justin Bieber laptop case with purchsae of 1.7 oz. Someday fragrance with code SOMEDAY. Free 7-day supply of Lancome Genefique anti-aging serum with any purchase with code YOUTH.  Free BB cream sample with $25+ purchase (choose 1 of 3) with code BBCREAM.  Free Clinique acne treatment with any $25+ purchase with code ACNE. Free mini-self tanner with $25+ order (choose from Bare Escentuals, Dr. Brandt, Clarins, or St. Tropez) with code SUNKISS.
  • SKINSTORE.COM: 20% off select staff favorites with code G2G20, expiration unknown.
  • THE BODY SHOP (USA): Buy 2, get 1 free on all skincare, expires 10/2.
  • YSL:  Free shipping on any order, no code necessary.

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NARS @ Mandy Coon S/S 2012

NARS @ Mandy Coon S/S 2012
NARS @ Mandy Coon S/S 2012

NARS @ Mandy Coon S/S 2012

“This collection is a graduation, of sorts, for me. I was inspired by these rocks and crystals that I’ve loved since I was a child – the texture, the metallics,” said designer Mandy Coon. “There is something so cool, and tough, about them but then the pleats in the collection add a touch of femininity.”

Beauty Breakdown

  • Face: Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizers – new for Spring 2012! For now, try a light application of Sheer Glow Foundation, Laguna Bronzing Powder
  • Eye:  Lhasa Single Eyeshadow – new for Spring 2012! For now, try the smoky lilac side of Egea Duo Eyeshadow, Douces France Trio Eyeshadow – new for Spring 2012! For now, try Goddess Soft Touch Shadow Pencil and Nymphea Single Eyeshadow, Santa Monica Boulevard Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner – new for Fall 2011!, Madison Avenue Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner – new for Fall 2011!, Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara
  • Lip: Bilbao Lipstick – new for Spring 2012, Valparaiso Pure Matte Lipstick – new for Spring 2012

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MAC @ Erickson Beamon S/S 2012

Makeup @ Erickson Beamon S/S 2012

More photos of the look by MAC – more like the step-by-step process, which I felt really privileged to watch as Chantal Miller (MAC Senior Artist) go through and demo for the other artists. They did a few different color combinations as well. I’m hoping to get more information about what they used in the next day or two!

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