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  • DermStoreUp to 20% off with code FRIEND, ends 2/21.
  • HautelookMAC Cosmetics up to 59% off; lipsticks, eyeshadows, palettes, and more, ends 2/23.
  • Paula's ChoiceGet 20% Off Orders +$100 and Free Shipping, ends 2/20.

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Rant & Rave: Loose Glitter

This Week’s Topic: Loose Glitter!

Your Mission: Tell us what you love, hate, or are otherwise indifferent to about loose glitter. What drives you bananas? What makes them necessary?

my answer: Now that I have Lit Cosmetics’ glitter base, I LOVE it. Before it drove me nuts how pretty it was but how much effort it took to wear it! I wish it was easier to photograph, though – the awesomeness of glitter is hard to show in a still photo!

This Week’s Sales for September 3rd, 2012

Deal Sites/Rebates

  • EBATES:  Pur Minerals (10%)
  • FAB: —
  • GILT:  Boutique Fragrances (9/4), Sonya Dakar (9/6)
  • HAUTELOOK:  Avani Dead Sea (9/3), Eve Pearl (9/4), Cosmedicine (9/5), Rain Cosmetics (9/5)
  • IDEELI:  —
  • MR. REBATES:  Proactiv (40%), Sheer Cover (40%), WEN (40%), Murad (12%), Skinstore (10%), Clinique (10%), DermStore (10%)
  • MYHABIT: Cosmesis (9/4)
  • Rue La La:  —

Free Shipping, Coupon Codes, GWPs

  • APOTHICA: Free shipping on orders of $49+.
  • BATH & BODY WORKS: 20% off any order with code F126349, expires 9/4.
  • BEAUTY.COM:  Get $10 off $50 through THIS LINK.  Free shipping on $25+ orders.
  • BENEFIT: Free shipping on $50+ purchases. Free international shipping with $125+ purchases.  Free deluxe mini it’s potent eye cream with any order with code POTENT, expires 10/1.
  • BLISS:   Free travel kit with four bliss best-sellers with $75+ purchase with code BLISS4U, expires 9/8.
  • 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.
  • BOBBI BROWN: Free shipping on $65+ orders.  Free shipping + 3 deluxe sized samples with any order with code LDAY12, expires 9/4. Free dual-ended eyeliner in Caviar & Gold + free shipping on $65+ orders with code DUAL12, expires 10/31. Free Retro Pink Creamy Lip Color + free shipping with $65+ orders with code RETRO12, expires 10/31.
  • CLINIQUE:  Free shipping on $50+ orders.  Free best-selling mascara mini with any order with code LASHES, expires 9/4.
  • DERMSTORE:  10% off with code REMINDER.
  • ELIZABETH ARDEN: —
  • FOLICA: Free shipping on $50+ orders.
  • 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. Choose 4 minis + complimentary shipping with any foundation purchase with code FOUNDATION1, expires 9/20.
  • JURLIQUE:  Free shipping on $50+ orders.
  • KIEHLS:  Free shipping on$50+ orders.
  • LANCOME:  5-piece deluxe sample offer + free 2-day shipping on $45+ orders with code SEPDELUXE, expires 9/5.
  • MOLTON BROWN:  Free gift with purchase when you spend £45+.
  • NORDSTROM:  Free shipping & free returns everyday.
  • OJON: Free shipping and free returns.  Free full-size treatment ($33 value) + free shipping on any $60+ purchase with code OJONRESTORE12, while supplies last.
  • ORIGINS:  Free shipping on $50+ orders, no code necessary.
  • 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.
  • SEPHORA: Free deluxe sample mystery gift with $25+ purchase with code YOURGIFT, expires 10/1.  VIBS earn double BI points now through 8/26.  Free Too Faced Caribbean in a Compact deluxe sample with $25+ purchase with code FAKEBAKE, expires 9/20. Free Lancome Bi-Facil deluxe samplew ith $25+ purchase with code BIFACIL, expires 9/20. Free Boscia Clear Complexion deluxe sample for VIBS with $25+ purchase with code VIBCLEAR, 8/29 through 9/20.  Free Murad Retinol Concentrate deluxe sample with $25+ purchase with code RETINOL, expires 9/20. Free Sephora Anti-Shine Foundation Primer deluxe sample with $25+ purchase with code PRIME, expires 9/20.
  • SHU UEMURA: Announcing the New Donna Chocolat Collection – 10% off + free shipping on all orders with code SHUFALL, expires 9/30.
  • SKINSTORE.COM:  20% off select gift ideas under $200 with code NEW2012, expiration unknown.
  • SMASHBOX: Save $15 off your first order of $75+ with code WELCOME2.
  • TARTE: Free shipping on $40+ orders.
  • THE BODY SHOP (USA):  Free shipping on $50+ purchase. Buy 2, get 1 free on skincare and makeup, expires 9/9. 4 for 410 on natural scented glycerin soaps, expires 9/20.
  • TOO FACED: Free shipping on $50+ orders.
  • ULTA: 20% off with code 72654 (exclusions apply).
  • YSL:  Free shipping on any order, no code necessary.

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Temptalia Asks You

Foundation (probably MUFE HD or Guerlain Parure Gold, if it was an outdoorsy vacation, then Kiehl’s Tinted Moisturizer), sunscreen (Shiseido or Kiehl’s), 2-3 eyeliners (one in black, two colored), Urban Decay Rollergirl Palette, Urban Decay Naked Palette, Giorgio Armani Mascara, MAC Espresso eyeshadow (brows), Tom Ford Lovelust Blush, Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lipglosses (2-3), makeup brushes. I think that covers it…

— Christine

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Most Overrated & Underrated Cream Blush

Over & Under: Most Overrated & Underrated Cream Blush

There are always products that receive endless raves, but they don’t always live up to our expectations or work out as well as they do for others.  Share your picks for most overrated and underrated CREAM BLUSHES.  Don’t forget to share your whats and whys as to your choices!

  • Most Overrated: [answer]
  • Most Underrated: [answer]

My Picks

  • Most Overrated: NARS Multiples never seem to last very long on my skin 🙁
  • Most Underrated: Le Metier de Beaute’s – one of the few multi-tasking products that actually works well on!

Sunday Link Love, Volume #108

Happy Sunday!

How’s your weekend treating you?  We spent last evening at my parents’ house for dinner as my maternal grandmother arrived yesterday afternoon.  I haven’t seen her in a couple of years, so it was nice to see her again!