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  • Macy's15% off beauty purchase with code VIP, ends 9/25.
  • Nordstrom15% off major beauty brands, ends 9/25.
  • UltaBenefit Ka-Brow, 50% off, now $12 (regularly $24), ends 9/23.

Beautiful Beginnings with MAC

Beautiful Beginnings with MAC

What was the first MAC product you ever tried?  Did it pave way for a real romance or did it put you off the brand entirely?  What was the first MAC product you purchased?  Did you love it? Hate it? Still own it?

my answer: MAC was the first brand I fell in love with, and the love affair lasted for a few years, but it has waned over the past few years. There are still a lot of amazing MAC products, both past and present, but there are so many other brands in the sphere, it’s hard to stay loyal! I remember really getting into MAC around the time they launched the Madame B. collection. My favorite collection–still–was MAC Moonbathe.

Share your first time experiences with MAC in the comments! 🙂

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This Week’s Sales for March 12th, 2012

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

  • EBATES:  drugstore.com (12%), Murad (11%), philosophy (10%), Sephora (8%)
  • FAB:  Victoria’s Lavender (3/13)
  • GILT:  Make Up For Ever (Gilt City) (3/12)
  • HAUTELOOK: NYX Cosmetics (3/12), RapidLash (3/12), Eve Pearl (3/13), Alterna (3/13), Ricky’s NYC (3/14), Mica Beauty (3/14), Premiere Dead Sea Products (3/15), NEO Hair Tools (3/15), Amal Oils (3/16), Crown Brush (3/16), VIOlight (3/16)
  • IDEELI:  Michael Todd Cosmetics (3/12)
  • MRREBATES:  Proactiv (25%), Sheer Cover (25%), Murad (18%), Too Faced (12%), The Body Shop (10%), Folica (10%), SkinStore (10%), Drugstore.com (10%), Beauty.com (10%), Sally Beauty Supply (10%), DermStore (10%), CLinique (8%), Bliss (8%), ULTA (8%)
  • MYHABIT: Studio Gear (3/12), 360 Skincare (3/14)
  • Rue La La:  Tweezerman (3/12)

Free Shipping, Coupon Codes, GWPs

  • APOTHICA: Free shipping on orders of $49+.
  • BATH & BODY WORKS:   20% off entire purchase with code PICKED4U, expires 4/1.
  • BEAUTY.COM:  Get $10 off $50 through THIS LINK.
  • BENEFIT: Free shipping on $50+ purchases. Free international shipping with $125+ purchases.  Free hello flawless oxygen wow sample with any order with codes: HFIVORY, HFPETAL, HFCHAMPS, HFHONEY, HFBEIGE, HFTOASTED, HFAMBER, HFHAZEL, HFNUTMEG, expires 3/31.
  • BLISS:  Free Clarins gift of three minis with Clarins purchase of $40+ with code CLRNSTRIO, expires 3/31.  Free silver and chocolate bag filled with Sisley mini goodies with $300+ Sisley purchase with code CUTEBAG, expires 4/30.
  • BLOOM:  25% rewards back on your first purchase with code 25BACK. 30% rewards back on your first purchase with code 30BACK.
  • BLOOMINGDALE’S: Free shipping on orders of $150+ with code FS150. Free Sulfur Therapeutic Mask with any DDF purchase with code MASKGIFT, expires 3/31.
  • BOBBI BROWN: Free shipping on $65+ orders.   Free Plumberry Treatment Lip Shine SPF 15 with $65+ order with code PLUM11, expires 4/13.  Free Nougat Lipgloss with $65+ order with code GLOSS12, expires 4/13.
  • CLINIQUE:  Free shipping on $50+ orders.  Try 3-step today free with any $30+ purchase, expires 3/24 or while supplies last. Free shipping on any order through 3/18.
  • DERMSTORE:  10% off when you shop for your My Favorites List, expires 6/2/12.
  • GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY:   Free shipping with $75+ orders + 2 samples of choice for registered members. Free shipping with any $75+ purchase with code DESIGNER10, no expiration.
  • KIEHLS:  Purchase Clearly Corrective and receive deluxe Midnight Recovery Concentrate & Rose Arctica with code RADIANT, expires 3/15.
  • LANCOME: Free 4-piece sample + free shipping with $45+ purchase with code LANMARCH, expires 3/31.
  • NORDSTROM:  Free shipping & free returns everyday.
  • ORIGINS:  Free shipping on $50+ orders, no code necessary.  Free 3-week supply of Brighter by Nature SPF 35 moisturizer + free shipping with any skincare purchase with code MOISTURE, expires 3/15.
  • PHILOSOPHY:   Free shipping on $50+ orders, no code necessary.
  • SAKS FIFTH AVENUE:  Spend $150 and get a free subscription to Harper’s Bazaar with code BAZAAR. Spend some, get some, gift card up to $450 with code MAR2012, expires 3/13. Spend $250 to $499, get $25; Spend $500 to $999, get $50, etc.  Free shipping on $150+ orders with code SFAMAR, expires 3/25.
  • SEPHORA:   Free NARS Mini Trio with any VIB purchase with code VIBPERKS, expires 3/27.  Free Alterna Bamboo Shine Shampoo Deluxe sample with $25+ purchase with code LUMINOUS, expires 3/20.  2 free Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Clothes with $25+ purchase with code SPACLOTH, expires 3/27. Free Shiseido Benefiance Eye Cream deluxe sample with $25+ purchase with code BENEFIANCE, expires 3/20.  Free travel-size Living Proof No Frizz Styling Cream with $25+ purchase with code STRAIGHT, expires 3/20. Four free Ojon Damage Reverse samples with $25+ purchase with code TRYOJON. Free deluxe sample of Buxom Big & Healthy Marrakech Lipstick with $25+ purchase with code UNDRESSED. Free full-size Buxom Big & Healthy Dolly Lip Polish with $25+ purchase with code DOLLY, 2/28 through 3/14.
  • SKINSTORE.COM:  20% off select gift ideas under $200 with code NEW2012, expiration unknown.
  • TARTE: Free shipping on $40+ orders.
  • THE BODY SHOP (USA): Buy 2, get 1 free on all skincare, expires 3/29.
  • ULTA:  $3.50 off any $10 purchase (exclusions apply) with code 79726.   Buy 1, get 1 50% off Physicians Formula, Revlon Beauty Tools, NYX Eye Cosmetics, L’Oreal, Maybelline, Neutrogena, Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Nail, Almay, Japonesque Cosmetic Brushes, Aveeno.
  • YSL:  Free shipping on any order, no code necessary.

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Wet ‘n’ Wild Olive Color Icon Eyeliner Pencil

Wet 'n' Wild Olive Color Icon Eyeliner Pencil
Wet ‘n’ Wild Olive Color Icon Eyeliner Pencil

Wet ‘n’ Wild Olive Color Icon Eyeliner Pencil

Wet ‘n’ Wild Olive Color Icon Eyeliner Pencil ($0.99 for 0.04 oz.) is a dark olive green with olive, gold, and forest green micro-shimmer finished with a satiny sheen. It’s a little greener than Urban Decay Stash, but not as green as Stila Moray.

The coverage and pigmentation is good; it doesn’t quite deliver fully opaque coverage in a single pass, but it’s close. I recommend dulling the point of the pencil by swatching it on the back of your hand, because how it arrives is very, very sharp and uncomfortable to use on the lash line! It’s creamy enough to glide with very minimal tugging on the lash line, and it takes awhile to set, so it can be smudged if you so desire.

It lasts about six hours on the lash line, and it’s mostly faded by the eighth hour. It’s not a particularly long-wearing eyeliner on me, and it will smudge if the weather is warmer or if you accidentally rub your eye–it’s not forgiving at all, because it never completely sets in place. If you have watery eyes or live in a humid climate, this isn’t a go-to for all-day eyeliner. At this price point, you may find it’s worth experimenting with or picking up a color you know you would rarely wear.

Wet ‘n’ Wild Olive Color Icon Eyeliner Pencil


Sunday Link Love, Volume #086

Happy Sunday!

How has your weekend been? Have you done anything fun? I’d love to hear about your weekend adventures 🙂