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  • b-glowing20% off Drunk Elephant orders of $60+ with code 20SKCD, ends 7/05.
  • Laura Mercier20% off any purchase, ends 7/02.
  • Muse Beauty15% off sitewide with code SUMMERLOVE, ends 7/04.

This Week’s Sales for April 25th, 2011


Upcoming Sales

Feel free to share any upcoming deals you’ve spotted!

  • HAUTELOOKVincent Longo (4/25), E.V.A. Hair Electronics (4/26), CelluScience Skincare (4/26), Kevyn Aucoin Beeauty (4/27), La Bella Donna Cosmetics (4/28), Beauty Gadget Event (4/29)
  • IDEELI: Senna Cosmetic (4/25)

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.  20% off bestselling brands with code SPRINGTIME, expires 4/30.
  • BOBBI BROWN: Free full-size Naked Rich Color Lip Gloss and free shipping on $65+ orders with code RICH44, expires 6/24.
  • CLINIQUE: Free Mother’s Day tote with $55+ purchase, expires 5/6, must click through this link.
  • DARPHIN:  Free shipping on all orders, no code necessary.
  • GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY:  Free shipping and gift wrap with Armani Beauty gift set order with code GABMOM, expires 4/26.
  • KIEHLS: Free shipping on $50+ orders.
  • LANCOME: Free four piece sample set ($53 value) + free shipping with $45 purchase with code AAPR, expires 4/30.  Two free deluxe makeup samples with $35+ purchase, use code SPRINGEYES, expires 4/30.  Enjoy 4 free  samples (over a $58 value) with $35+ purchase, use code APRIL4PC, expires 4/29.
  • NORDSTROM:  $5 shipping on $50+ orders.
  • ORIGINS:  Choose a free full-size cleanser + free standard shipping with $30+ purchase, 4/22 only.  Origins will plant a tree with any purchase of Plantscription, expires 4/23, no code required.
  • PHILOSOPHY: 15% off $65+ orders with code WELUVMOMS, expires 4/26.
  • SAKS FIFTH AVENUE: Receive a luxurious introduction to The Hydrating Infusion with any La Mer purchase with code LAMER65, expires 5/2.
  • SEPHORA: 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 shipping on orders of $50+. Free Murad skincare sample trio with code RESURGE. Free Bliss mini rollerball with any purchase with code BLISSFUL. Free travel-size Dr. Brandt Intensolution treatment with any purchase with code BLEMISHFREE.  Free Stila Glamoureyes mascara with code GLAMOUR.  Free Bite lip-and-cheek color with $25+ purchase with code BITE.  Free Sephora Collection mascara sample with any purchase with code FULLACTION.
  • SKINSTORE.COM: 20% off select staff favorites with code G2G20, expiration unknown.
  • THE BODY SHOP:  Free shipping on $50+ orders, expires 4/24.  2 for $25 Body Butters, expires 4/24.
  • YSL: 4 beauty samples + free shipping with $75+ purchase with code BEAUTY10, expires 6/30.  Free shipping with YSL Beauty Mother’s Day Set purchase, no code needed, expires 4/30.

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I hate when one brand will rant about another brand or put it down.  I’d rather hear about what makes your product great than why another brand sucks.  I dislike it when associates gossip in front of customers or talk about customers as they leave.  It also encourages me to leave quickly if there is no acknowledgement.

— Christine

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How do you maintain your eyebrows?

  • DIY - tweezing
    66%, 2,840 Votes
  • Professional - waxing
    13%, 569 Votes
  • Professional - threading
    12%, 509 Votes
  • Professional - tweezing
    3%, 112 Votes
  • DIY - waxing
    3%, 112 Votes
  • DIY - threading
    2%, 96 Votes
  • Other - I'll tell you in the comments!
    2%, 86 Votes

Total Voters: 4,324

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

Thanks to Meme for today’s poll!

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MAC Magically Cool Liquid Powders Swatches, Photos, Reviews

MAC Honey Rose Magically Cool Liquid Powder
MAC Honey Rose Magically Cool Liquid Powder

MAC Magically Cool Liquid Powders

Relaunching on May 5th, Magically Cool Liquid Powders (each $29.50 for 0.84 oz.) will join MAC’s permanent range with three shade offerings: Honey Rose (sheer rosy beige with multidimensional shimmer), Cajun (sheer bronze shimmer with reflects gold), and Truth & Light (sheer shimmer that reflects silver and pink). Honey Rose is new, while Cajun and Truth & Light are repromotes from Venomous Villains.

  • Honey Rose is a pink-tinged champagne with a metallic-frost finish. It has very subtle cool undertones but should work well on warmer skin tones. On extremely pale skin tones, it might work as a blush, but overall, it is much more likely to be a highlighter.
  • Cajun is a medium tan with soft golden sheen and warm undertones. It gives my cheeks a tanned look.
  • Truth & Light is a soft, beige nude with a peach sheen. Like Honey Rose, this is best as a highlighter or possibly all-over powder. It’s more sheen than color.

Magically Cool Liquid Powder is a cool product–it does feel like liquid when you initially apply it, and it quickly transitions to a powder finish within mere seconds. It’s certainly a fun product to play around with and swatch. Personally, I find it more difficult to apply and blend out, because once it dries, it doesn’t like to move or diffuse. It’s less concerning with lighter shades like Honey Rose and Truth & Light, but with a more color-loaded shade like Cajun, yields a blotchy look.

I found the best application method was with a stippling brush and using a very feathery touch, because it gives you more room for error. Since they do not like to blend out once dried, they do wear well (eight hours).

When these are brand new, there is a black sticker that covers the entire inside portion of the jar, which keeps all of the product locked in. For photography purposes, I removed the entire label, but I would recommend only lifting it to reveal a few holes (perhaps 5 or so), and cutting the lifted area, but keeping the majority of the lid still sealed. The sifter just allows far too much powder to come through, and a lot of it will puff and disperse in the area each time you go to open it (my jeans were covered in micro-shimmer after opening Cajun, which I’ve had since September).

MAC Magically Cool Liquid Powders Swatches, Photos, Reviews


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What We’re Wearing, Vol. 012

What We’re Wearing, Vol. 012

For me, it was:  MAC Spread the Wealth Big Bounce Eyeshadow, MAC Lucky Green Eyeshadow, MAC Groundcover Eyeshadow, MAC Bows & Curtseys Eyeshadow, MAC Fresh Daisy Eyeshadow, Burberry Trench Eyeshadow, MAC Tealo Eyeliner, MAC Green is Green Mascara, Le Metier de Beaute Echo Blush, Make Up For Ever HD Foundation, Burberry Pressed Powder.

What was your favorite look you wore this week?

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