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Beautiful Beginnings with Bobbi Brown

Beautiful Beginnings with Bobbi Brown

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

my answer:¬† I had never tried Bobbi Brown prior to blogging, but Bobbi Brown was one of the earlier brands that worked with Temptalia, back when I didn’t even know that blogs were important. ¬†When our relationship started, we were in time to see what Bobbi had on the radar for Holiday ’07. ¬†The first product I remember trying was Everything mascara, which is a really natural mascara overall. ¬†It’s something I still recommend to readers looking for a little oomph but nothing dramatic.

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5 Subtle Highlighting Eyeshadows

5 Subtle Highlight Eyeshadows

When it comes to choosing a highlighter, the best kind tend to have a satin-like finish–not too frosted or shimmery, but not entirely matte, because it will reflect light without looking metallic. Both matte and more shimmery highlighters have their place, though ūüôā Choices for highlighters can vary based on skin tone, as one that works for really pale skin may look very stark against a deeper skin tone.

  1. MAC Brule — MAC has a huge selection of pale beige shades; I also suggest Dazzlelight, Bisque, Blanc Type, Shroom, and Vanilla
  2. Inglot #355 — pale peach with subtle warm undertones
  3. Burberry Trench — light satiny beige
  4. MAC Grain — beige-brown with a subtle sheen
  5. MAC Ricepaper — surprisingly universal shade of beige with subtle yellow undertones

What’s your go-to highlighter for eyes?

This Week’s Sales for February 20th, 2012


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

  • EBATES: ¬†Murad (11%), Pur Minerals (10%), SkinStore (8%), DermStore (7.5%)
  • GILT: ¬†By Terry Cosmetics (2/22)
  • HAUTELOOK: Iso Beauty (2/20), Pangea Organics (2/20), Trend Tweeze (2/20), Kide (2/20), TruDerma (2/21), Sula Beauty (2/21), Stila (2/22), Liquid Keratin (2/22)
  • IDEELI: ¬†—
  • MRREBATES: ¬†Proactiv (25%), Sheer Cover (25%), Murad (12%), Apothica (10%), DermStore (10%), ULTA (8%)
  • MYHABIT: Cosmesis Skincare (2/24)
  • Rue La La: ¬†—

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: ¬†Free travel-sized PHYTO 7 Daily Hydrating Botanical Cream ($7 value) with $30+ PHYTO purchase, expires 5/4 or while supplies last. ¬†Buy 2 Frederic Fekkai Advanced products and receive free travel-sized Sheer Hold Hairspray ($7 value), expires 3/30 or while supplies last. Get $10 off $50 through THIS LINK.
  • BENEFIT: Free shipping on $50+ purchases with code PRETTY50. Free international shipping with $115+ purchases with code WORLD115. ¬†Get a WOW makeup bag with $65+ orders with code WOWZABAG, expires 2/21.
  • BLOOMINGDALE’S: Free shipping on orders of $150+ with code FS150.
  • BLISS: ¬†¬†Free Totally Skin Love kit with $75+ purchases with code LOVELY, expires 2/29. ¬†Free Sulfur Therapeutic Mask with any DDF purchase with code MASKGIFT, expires 3/31. ¬†Free normal brush head + hydro cleanser with any Clarisonic System purchase with code CBRUSH, expires 2/29.
  • 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. Pick 2 minis from a selection of 8 with any $30+ purchase, expires 2/15.
  • DERMSTORE: ¬†10% off when you shop for your My Favorites List, expires 6/2/12.
  • ELIZABETH ARDEN: ¬†15-piece Luxe collection ($165 value) for $29.50 with any order, expires 2/10.
  • 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. Free shipping + Eyes to Kill Excess Mascara mini with $75+ purchase with code SPRING12, expires 2/21.
  • KIEHLS: ¬†Purchase Clearly Corrective and receive deluxe Midnight Recovery Concentrate & Rose Arctica with code RADIANT, expires 3/15.¬†Free shipping on $35+ orders with code FEBGIFT, expires 2/26.
  • LANCOME:¬†Free 4-piece sample + free shipping with $45+ order with code FEBLANCOME, expires 2/29.
  • NORDSTROM: ¬†Free shipping & free returns everyday.
  • ORIGINS: ¬†Free shipping on $50+ orders, no code necessary. Free sample of Dr. Weil for Origins Mega-Bright Skin Tone Correcting Serum + free shipping with any purchase, expires 2/21.
  • 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. Free sample-filled metallic tote + free standard shipping with $125+ beauty or fragrance purchase with code TROPICA (navy tote) or TROPICB (orange tote), expires 2/26.
  • SEPHORA: ¬† Free shipping on $29+ orders with code LEAP, 2/29 only. Free deluxe sample of Bite Beauty Whipped Cherry Scrub with $25+ purchase with code CHERRY, 2/25 thru 3/10. ¬†Free deluxe sample of Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash with $25+ purchase with code REBELLIOUS, 2/22 thru 3/7. ¬†Free deluxe sample of Korres Wild Rose Brightening Sleep Facial with $25+ purchase with code WILDROSE, 2/21 thru 3/10. ¬†Free full-size Buxom Big & Healthy Waikiki Lip Balm with $25+ purchase with code BIGBALM, expires 2/29. Free deluxe sample of Clinique Moisture Surge with $25+ purchase with code INTENSE, expires 2/29.¬†Free shipping on Sephora’s bridal kit, expires 3/1.
  • 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 bath & body products, expires 3/4. ¬†Free cleanser or toner with any moisturizer purchase, expires 3/4.
  • ULTA: ¬†$3.50 off any $10 purchase (exclusions apply) with code 76298. ¬†Free shipping with $25+ purchase with code SHIPFEB12. ¬†Buy 2, get 1 free on LA Splash, Revlon, Almay, Maybelline, and L’Oreal.
  • YSL: ¬†Free shipping on any order, no code necessary.