Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Clinique Online

This Week’s Sales for August 2nd, 2010

  • Beauty.com: Get $10 off orders of $60+ whenever you click through THIS LINK. Free 16 oz. Philosophy Pure Grace Foaming Bath & Shower Cream , must use this link. Free shipping on $25+ orders for all customers through this link, expires 8/10.
  • Benefit: Free shipping over purchases of $50+, use code PRETTY50. Free international shipping with purchases of $115+, use code WORLD115.  Free Honey… Snap Out of it Face Scrub with $60+ order with code SKINCARE, expires 8/10 (remember to add it to your cart).
  • Bigelow C.O.: $15 off $100+ purchase with code FIFTEEN, expires 8/31. $10 off any $75+ purchase with code TENOFF, expires 8/31. $5 off $50+ purchase with code FIVEOFF, expires 8/31. 10% off any $50+ purchase with code BIG151, expires 8/31. 15% off any $100+ purchase with code BIG152, expires 8/31.
  • Bliss: Free slimulator with a cellulite set purchase with code SLIM10, expires 8/6.  Free 1 oz. Fabulous Foaming Face Wash with a Steep Clean Mask purchase with code POTM810, expires 8/31.  Free SK-11 cellumination deluxe sample with $125+ SK-11 purchase with code SKCELL, expires 10/31.  Free gift with $40+ Clarins purchase with code CLRNGWP, expires 8/31.
  • Blue Mercury: Free shipping on all orders over $50 with code FREESHIP, plus 3 free beauty samples with every order.
  • Bobbi Brown: Free full-size Ash Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow with $65+ order with code ASH8, expires 10/1, one time use. Free full-size metallic eyeshadow in Gold Dust with $65+ order with code GOLD8, expires 9/30, one time use. Free shipping on $55+ purchases, no code required.
  • Clinique: Free shipping with code FSCHAT07.
  • CVS: Buy one, get one 50% off COVERGIRL, Neutrogena, Revlon, Rimmel, Sally Hansen (Nail).
  • Juara: 10% off in July with code JULY10.
  • Mark:  Buy 2 i-mark Custom Pick Eyeshadows, get 1 free, expires 8/12.
  • NARS Cosmetics: Free shipping on orders of $25 or more with code 25FREESHIP. Free miniature lip gloss duo of Striptease/Dolce Vita with code TEMPTALIA, expires 8/15.
  • Nordstrom: Current list of Gifts with Purchase.
  • Origins: Free shipping on orders of $75+, no code required.  Free sample of A Perfect World Deep cleanser with any skincarepurchase with code SUN, expires 8/12.
  • Rite Aid: Buy one, get one 50% off COVERGIRL, L’Oreal (Eye), Revlon ColorStay, most nail polish brands.  40% off Neutrogena.
  • Rock & Republic: 50% off with code ROCKCOSMETICS, expires 8/3.
  • Saks: Ultra deluxe 14-day supply of Absolue Precious Cells Advanced Regenerating and Reconstructing Cream with $50+ Lancome purchase with code LANCOME22.
  • Smashbox: $25 off orders of $100+ with code SAVE25.
  • Tarte:  40% off with code FFAUG, expires 8/9.  Also includes free shipping over $40 and free gift.
  • Vincent Longo: 25% off with code SUMRX.
  • Walgreens: Buy one, get one 50% off L’Oreal (Face), Maybelline, Neutrogena, Revlon (Face/Lip/Nails).
  • Zuneta:  10% off for first time customers with code Z8641, expires 12/31/10.

Sephora.com, Inc.

Sephora

  • Philosophy Christmas in July sale here.
  • 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.
  • Get a free sample collection of 3 Bare Escentuals best sellers with code BEMATTETRIO.
  • Get a free sample collection of 3 Bare Escentuals best sellers with code BEBARETRIO.
  • Free Kat Von D eye primer sample with code KVDEYE.
  • Free MD Skincare Trifix acne clearning lotion sample with code TRIFIX.
  • Stila eyeshadow palette @ $10, while supplies last.
  • Get samples of all five HerCut styling products with any online order with code HAIRPICK.
  • Get a free Kim Kardashian tote with $45+ on Kim Kardashian’s fragrance with code KARDASHIAN.
  • Free bliss Hot Salt Scrub when you buy the Bliss Bikini Perfect Deluxe trimmer with code HOTSALT.
  • Free Boscia night cream sample with code BOSCIANIGHT.
  • Free Urban Decay De-Slick sample with code DESLICK.
  • Free Dr. Brandt Samples with code DRBRANDT.
  • Free Shiseido Sun Protection & Cleansing Oil samples with code SUNDUO.
  • Free Shiseido skincare samples with code 123SHISEIDO.
  • Free refillable palette when you buy any 3 Make Up For Ever eyeshadows or blushes with code MUFE.
Saturday, July 31st, 2010


CoverGirl Blazing Blues

Still Hunting for Drugstore Brights

CoverGirl Blazing Blues Eyeshadow Trio ($5.19 for 0.14 oz.) looked like a promising trio of bright, vibrant eyeshadows.  Several years ago, you would have been hard-pressed to find any bright eyeshadows, let alone a whole trio of them!  It’s definitely great to see that drugstore brands have stepped things up and started putting out more fun, bold, and bright shades.  However, it’s too bad that the pigmentation is still sorely lacking.

After building up four or five layers of color, I was able to get decent color pay off, but it took more work than it should have.  The trio contains a medium-dark blue with a low level sheen, banana yellow with a soft frost finish, and an aqua-blue with silver sheen.  Personally, I was hoping that the yellow might be a MAC Going Bananas dupe, but it’s so faint, it’s difficult to compare the two.  The worst shade in the trio was the aqua-blue, because even after attempting to build up the intensity of the shade, it still looked sheer and washed out.

In terms of texture, these eyeshadows were a little chalky and powdery–not delectably smooth and buttery at all.

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  • Product: 19/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: If you like your brights on the sheerer side, then CoverGirl’s Blazing Blues Trio might be more up your alley. But if you want your eyeshadows to be true-to-color, soft, and smooth, look elsewhere.

AVAILABILITY: Drugstore.com

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Thursday, July 29th, 2010

NYX Nude on Nude Palette
NYX Nude on Nude Palette

Cheap, Tawdry Nudes

For a mere $11, you can grab NYX’s Nude on Nude Palette, which contains nine neutral eyeshadows, plus two complementing lip colors. It contains these eyeshadows: pale nude beige (semi-matte finish), semi-sheer mushroom taupe with warm undertones (light shimmer), cool-toned dark brown (satin finish), peachy copper (frosty/metallic sheen), muted copper (frosty), semi-sheer dark gray brown (light shimmer), brightened copper (frosty), browned gold (frosty), and warmed medium-dark chocolate brown (light shimmer). It also contains a reddish rose with lots of shimmer and sheer, medium bubblegum pink for lip colors.

Overall, the eyeshadow quality is pretty good; some shades kick-up a noticeable amount of powder, so you may experience some fall out when using the shades. Nearly all of the shades were nicely pigmented and had a soft, smooth texture.  I also like the packaging (except the pull out drawer–feels cheap) — on the outside, it looks sleek and classy.

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  • Product: 26/30
  • Value: 9/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: On a budget and want some neutrals? NYX makes it easy to do so without feeling guilty.

AVAILABILITY: NYX

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Monday, July 26th, 2010

NORDSTROM.com Anniversary Sale. Fall Fashion Now. Shop Early. Save Big.

This Week’s Sales for July 26th, 2010

  • Beauty.com: Get $10 off orders of $60+ whenever you click through THIS LINK. Free 16 oz. Philosophy Pure Grace Foaming Bath & Shower Cream , must use this link. Free Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish ($15 value) with $35+ Fresh purchase at beauty.com, must use this link.
  • Benefit: Free shipping over purchases of $50+, use code PRETTY50. Free international shipping with purchases of $115+, use code WORLD115.
  • Bigelow C.O.: $15 off $100+ purchase with code FIFTEEN, expires 8/31. $10 off any $75+ purchase with code TENOFF, expires 8/31. $5 off $50+ purchase with code FIVEOFF, expires 8/31. 10% off any $50+ purchase with code BIG151, expires 8/31. 15% off any $100+ purchase with code BIG152, expires 8/31.
  • Bliss: 15% off Bliss, Elemis and Laboratoire Remede products with code AUG10, expires 7/22. Get a Beauty Flash 30ml (VALUE $27.50) with any Clarins purchase of $40+ with code CLARINS, expires 7/20. Get a free 3.4oz Lemon + Sage Soapy Suds with a Tan For all seasons purchase with code POTM710, expires 7/31.
  • Blue Mercury: Free shipping on all orders over $50 with code FREESHIP, plus 3 free beauty samples with every order.
  • Bobbi Brown: Free full-size long-wear gel eyeliner in Mahogany Ink with $65+ order with code GEL8, expires 9/30, one time use. Free full-size metallic eyeshadow in Gold Dust with $65+ order with code GOLD8, expires 9/30, one time use.  Free shipping on $55+ purchases, no code required.
  • Clinique: Free Summer Tote with order of any 2 Clinique SPF products with code SUNTOTE. Free shipping plus 2 free makeup minis with $35+ orders with code MAKEUP, expires 8/1. Free shipping with code FSCHAT07.
  • CVS: Buy one, get one 50% off L’Oreal.
  • Juara: 10% off in July with code JULY10.
  • NARS Cosmetics: Free shipping on orders of $25 or more with code 25FREESHIP. Free miniature lip gloss trio with Turkish Delight, Greek Holiday, & Gothika with code TEMPTALIA, expires 8/15.
  • Nordstrom: Anniversary sale; current list of Gifts with Purchase.
  • Origins: Free shipping on orders of $75+, no code required.
  • Philosophy: Free Summer Skin Trial Kit with $75+ purchase with code SUMMER, expires 7/31. $10 off any purchase of $50 or more with code 10OFF50, expires 7/23.
  • Rite Aid: Buy one, get one 50% off L’Oreal, Revlon (Lips/Nails), Wet ‘n Wild.
  • Rock & Republic:  50% off with code ROCKCOSMETICS.
  • Saks: Receive a Caviar Deluxe Travel Essentials set with $300+ La Prairie purchase with code LPCAVIAR2.
  • Smashbox: $25 off orders of $100+ with code SAVE25.
  • Vincent Longo: 25% off with code SUMRX.
  • Walgreens: Buy one, get one 50% off Almay, COVERGIRL, L’Oreal.

Sephora.com, Inc.

Sephora

  • Philosophy Christmas in July sale here.
  • 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.
  • Get a free sample collection of 3 Bare Escentuals best sellers with code BEMATTETRIO.
  • Get a free sample collection of 3 Bare Escentuals best sellers with code BEBARETRIO.
  • Free Kat Von D eye primer sample with code KVDEYE.
  • Free MD Skincare Trifix acne clearning lotion sample with code TRIFIX.
  • Stila eyeshadow palette @ $10, while supplies last.
  • Get samples of all five HerCut styling products with any online order with code HAIRPICK.
  • Get a free Kim Kardashian tote with $45+ on Kim Kardashian’s fragrance with code KARDASHIAN.
  • Free bliss Hot Salt Scrub when you buy the Bliss Bikini Perfect Deluxe trimmer with code HOTSALT.
  • Free Boscia night cream sample with code BOSCIANIGHT.
  • Free Urban Decay De-Slick sample with code DESLICK.
  • Free Dr. Brandt Samples with code DRBRANDT.
  • Free Shiseido Sun Protection & Cleansing Oil samples with code SUNDUO.
  • Free Shiseido skincare samples with code 123SHISEIDO.
  • Free refillable palette when you buy any 3 Make Up For Ever eyeshadows or blushes with code MUFE.
Monday, July 26th, 2010

This week’s sales at HauteLook

The links above are a referral link. It means that I receive a $10 credit if you make your first purchase–I get nothing if you never buy. HauteLook has opened up membership, so you are free to sign up on your own, if you wish! :)

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

Milani Coral Bora Bora Lipstick

The Summer Season: Milani Coral Bora-Bora Lipstick

Milani Coral Bora-Bora Lipstick ($4.99 for 0.13 oz.) is a semi-opaque pinky-coral with a high-frost finish.  It applies easily and wears a solid three hours before the majority of it has worn away.  It is definitely a frostier lipstick, though, so it will emphasize imperfections on the lips–I wouldn’t recommend it if you suffer from dry/chapped lips unless you exfoliate first!  Though a synthetic/waxy scent never is pleasant, it doesn’t linger when applied.  Luckily, at under $5, it’s something I can overlook!

Is this the right coral for you? Would you wear it?

The Summer Season is a series of posts featuring bright, vibrant shades of coral, orange, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for a summer of fun — that runs through July 2010.

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