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  • Neiman Marcus20% off beauty & fragrance, ends 10/25.
  • StilaBuy one, get one free on all eyeliners, ends 10/22.

Shaun has his Head & Shoulders 2-in-1 shampoo/conditioner. Everything else is technically mine (though Shaun uses the facial cleanser and shower gels), and it’s a lot! Kate ExfoliKate, MAC Volcanic Ash, WEN Lavender Cleansing Conditioner, philosophy shower gel, Neutrogena shower gel, Me! Bath shower gel, Laura Mercier Pistachio Scrub, Haus of Gloi Lavender Scrub, Aussie 3-Minute Miracle Conditioner, philosophy Purity facial cleanser.

— Christine
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This Week’s Sales for April 15th, 2013

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

Deal Sites/Rebates

  • EBATES:  Sheer Cover (25%), Smashbox (9%)
  • FAB: —
  • GILT: —
  • HAUTELOOK:  Stila (4/15), Elizabeth Grant Skincare (4/15), Proliss Hair Tools (4/16), Hair Rules (4/16), Pinook Massagers & Heat Pads (4/17), Mother’s Day Fragrances (4/17)
  • IDEELI:  —
  • MR. REBATES:  Proactiv (25%), Sheer Cover (25%), WEN (25%), Oscar Blandi (15%), Murad (12%)
  • MYHABIT: —
  • Rue La La: —

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Free Shipping, Coupon Codes, GWPs

  • APOTHICA: Free shipping on orders of $49+.
  • BATH & BODY WORKS:  Up to 50% off sale items + extra 20% off your order with code SPRINGPICK13, ends 6/10. Free fragrance mist + $1 shipping with code SMILE10, ends 4/21.  20% off exclusive body care, candles, wallflowers, soaps, gifts, and more with code BBWAPR13, expires 5/6.
  • BEAUTY.COM:   Free shipping on $25+ orders. $10 off $50 through THIS LINK, expires 12/31.  New customers, get $20 off your Beauty.com order of $100 or more and get free shipping through THIS LINK (one time use only, expires 4/30).  New customers, get $50 off your Beauty.com order of $200 or more and get free shipping through THIS LINK (one time use only, expires 4/30).
  • BENEFIT: Free shipping on $50+ purchases. Free international shipping with $125+ purchases. Free full-size Creaseless Cream EYeshadow/Liner with $60+ order with code NOCREASE, expires 4/30.
  • BLISS:   Free shipping on $50+ orders.
  • BLOOMINGDALE’S: Free shipping on orders of $150+ with code FS150.  Estee Lauder GWP with $45+ purchase, ends 4/21.
  • BOBBI BROWN: Free shipping on $65+ orders. 20% off during Friends & Family event, plus free shipping on $65+ orders, no code necessary, ends 4/18.
  • CAUDALIE: —
  • CLINIQUE:  Free shipping on $50+ orders.  3 free minis + free shipping with $30+ purchase, ends 4/18.
  • DERMSTORE:  10% off with code REMINDER.
  • DRUGSTORE.COM: —
  • ELIZABETH ARDEN: —
  • FOLICA: Free shipping on $50+ orders.
  • GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY:   Free shipping with $75+ orders + 2 samples of choice for registered members.
  • JURLIQUE:  Free shipping on $50+ orders.
  • KATE SOMERVILLE:  Free shipping + three free samples on $50+ orders.
  • KIEHLS:  Free shipping on $60+ orders.  2 free deluxe samples with Your Power Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate purchase with code POWERUP, expires 4/29.
  • LANCOME:  4-piece sample + free shipping on $49+ order with code LANAPRIL, expires 4/30. Canada: 7-piece collection with $50+ purchase with code LUXE13, expires 4/20.
  • MACY’S: —
  • NARS: Free shipping on $50+ orders.
  • MOLTON BROWN:  Free gift with purchase when you spend £45+.
  • NORDSTROM:  Free shipping & free returns everyday. Estee Lauder GWP, ends 4/29.
  • OJON: Free shipping and free returns.  Free shipping + free styling spray with purchase of any Damage Reverse Thickening product with code THICK, expires 4/28.  Free sample + shipping with $30 purchase with code DEEP, expires 4/27.  Try Ojon haircare sample pack for just $5, pack ships FREE, plus we’ll take $5 off your next purchase on Ojon.com, expires 5/6.
  • ORIGINS:  Free shipping on $50+ orders, no code necessary. Pick 3 plus free shipping with $40+ orders, expires 4/17.
  • PACIFICA:  Free roll-on with $65+ purchase with code FREEROLL65, expires 5/26. 20% off all florals, ends 4/21.
  • PHILOSOPHY:   Free shipping on $50+ orders, no code necessary.
  • SAKS FIFTH AVENUE:  Free ground shipping on $150+ orders
  • SEPHORA:  15% off for BIs beginning 4/12 through 4/21 with code CHIC; 15% off for VIBs beginning 4/11 through 4/22 with code VIBCHIC. (all codes require $25+ purchase!) Free Fresh Rose Face Mask deluxe sample with code ROSEMASK, expires 4/23.  Free Clarins Body Lift Cellulite Control deluxe sample with code BODYLIFT, expires 4/20.  [all codes are while supplies last]
  • SHU UEMURA: —
  • SKINSTORE.COM:  20% off with code GIFT20, expiration unknown.
  • SMASHBOX: Save $15 off your first order of $75+ with code WELCOME2.  Join Pretty Points Rewards and earn $10 for every $100 spent + free shipping.
  • STILA:  20% off your first purchase a new customer with code 1STPURCHASE.
  • TARTE: Free shipping on $40+ orders.
  • THE BODY SHOP (USA):  Free shipping on $50+ purchase. 25% off entire site, ends 4/28.
  • ULTA: $3.50 off $10 purchases with code 104684, exclusions may apply.
  • YSL:  Free shipping on any order, no code necessary. Free 50ml travel size La Nuit de L’Homme after shave balm with any fragrance purchase $75+ with code NIGHT13, expires 4/18.

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I’d say no over yes, because some people are more irritated by it than others, though there are certainly many who do like it. On the flip side, if the base product smells off-putting then it’s hard to say “no fragrance!” only to smell, you know, something really unpleasant. I’m reminded of a “natural” product (I don’t remember what it was, so I don’t actually know how organic/natural it was), but it smelled SO bad and I could smell it on my face all day. Of course, there have been fragrance-heavy skincare products that I haven’t been able to wear all day because they’re too heavily perfumed! In a perfect world, it would just be neutral – no bad, no good – just nothing.

— Christine

Sunday Link Love, Volume #136

Happy Sunday!

How has your weekend been treating you?  I’m working on editing the photos I took yesterday for NARS’ collaboration with Pierre Hardy, and then hopefully writing up reviews for the polishes.  I managed to get through all outstanding comments yesterday (that was my big goal for yesterday), and fingers crossed I can keep up with future comments–at least for a weeks 🙂  Also, since I’ve received at least half a dozen questions on where I buy a lot of the earrings I wear, here is the shop I’m obsessed with–Bella Anela Jewelry–which I’ve mentioned before (here, where you can also see my other favorite Etsy shops, and you can see my Etsy profile for even more).