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  • b-glowing20% off skincare orders of $60+ with code 20SKINCARE, ends 10/25.
  • Macy's50% off Tarte Tarteist PRO Glow Highlight & Contour Palette (now $22.50), ends 10/21.

This Week’s Sales for May 7th, 2012

Get $10 off $50 at Beauty.com!

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Deal Sites/Rebates

  • EBATES:  The Body Shop (10%), Elizabeth Arden (10%), SkinStore (9%), Sephora (8%), DermStore (7.5%)
  • FAB: evLOVEPerfume (5/7)
  • GILT:  BluePrint Cleanse (5/7),
  • HAUTELOOK:  Pixi Beauty (5/7), Pop Beauty (5/7), Rock Your Hair (5/7), Dermelect Cosmeceuticals (5/8), TEI Spa (5/8), Proliss (5/9)
  • IDEELI:  —
  • MR. REBATES:  Proactiv (25%), Sheer Cover (25%), WEN (25%), Murad (18%), Beauty.com (12%), ULTA (12%), Clarins (10%), Prescriptives (10%), DermStore (10%), Elizabeth Arden (10%), Drugstore.com (10%), Folica (10%), Clinique (10%), Clarisonic (10%)
  • MYHABIT: Babo Botanicals (5/7), Perfect Hair Professional Styling Tools (5/9), dr. brandt (5/11), ghd (5/12)
  • Rue La La:  —

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  • APOTHICA: Free shipping on orders of $49+.
  • BATH & BODY WORKS:   20% off exclusive candles, wallflowers, body care, gifts, etc. with code FAVORITESCENTS, expires 4/29.
  • BEAUTY.COM:  Get $10 off $50 through THIS LINK
  • BENEFIT: Free shipping on $50+ purchases. Free international shipping with $125+ purchases.  Free shipping + gift wrap with $50+ order with code WELOVEMOM, 5/1 through 5/8.  Free chacha tint and mini moisture with $45+ orders with code CHACHACHA, 5/1 through 5/31.
  • BLISS:  Free Essence 27 0.5 oz. mini with any Cosmetics 27 purchase of $100+ with code MINIC27, expires 5/31.  Free Sisley Discovery Kit mini with $250+ Sisley purchase with code SISKIT12, expires 6/30.   Free Bliss bag ($195  value) of goodies with $95+ purchase with code ILOVEMOM, expires 5/13.
  • 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 Plumberry Treatment Lip Shine SPF 15 with $65+ order with code PLUM11, expires 5/25, one time use.  Free Nougat Lipgloss with $65+ order with code GLOSS12, expires 6/30, one time use.
  • CLINIQUE:  Free shipping on $50+ orders.  Free shipping in any purchase, expires 5/2.
  • 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. Free Luminous Silk Foundation #5.5 (5ml) + free shipping with any $100+ skincare purchase with code LUMINESSENCE, expires 5/8.
  • JURLIQUE: Free Rosewater Balancing Mist with $75+ orders 4/26 through 4/30. Free shipping on $50+ orders.
  • KIEHLS:  Free shipping on$50+ orders.
  • LANCOME: Free 4-piece sample set plus free shipping with $45+ order with code LANMAY, expires 5/31.
  • MOLTON BROWN:  Free gift with purchase when you spend £45+.
  • NORDSTROM:  Free shipping & free returns everyday.
  • OJON: Free shipping and free returns.
  • ORIGINS:  Free shipping on $50+ orders, no code necessary. Free Origins eco-friendly tote + travel-size duo of Make a Difference Hand Treatment & Peace of Mind with $30+ orders, expires 6/30.  Free shipping on any order, expires 6/30. 2 free treats for Mom or you with $55+ purchase, expires 5/9.
  • PHILOSOPHY:   Free shipping on $50+ orders, no code necessary.
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  • SEPHORA:   Beauty Insiders earn double points on all fragrances through 5/13.  Free Benefit Dandelion Brightening Face Powder and Lipgloss deluxe sample duo with $25+ purchase with code DANDELION, 5/15 through 5/30.  Free Sephora t-shirt with $25+ purchase with code BEAUTEE, 5/15 through 5/30. Free Diorshow Mascara deluxe sample with $25+ purchase with code DIORLASH, 5/8 through 5/30.  Free Caudalie SOS Quenching Serum (BIs only) with $25+ purchase with code SOSERUM, 5/8 through 5/30. Free bareMineral Purely Nourishing Cream for Dry Skin with $25+ purchase with code BECREAM, expires 5/25.  Free sample of Guerlain Lip Shine in Extrait de Rose with $25+ purchase with code LIPSHINE, expires 5/22. Choose 1-4 fragrance sample bags with $25+ purchase with code 6SCENTS, expires 5/31.  Free Lancome Hypnose Instant Drama mascara deluxe sample with $25+ purchase with code DRAMA, expires 5/24.  Choose 1-2 deluxe fragrance samples with $25+ purchase with code SCENT4U, expires 5/24.  Choose 1 of 2 free Origins deluxe moisturizer samples with $25+ purchase with code EARTH12, expires 5/21.  Free Narcisco Rodriguez for Her Eau de Toilette deluxe sample spray with $25+ purchase with code 4HER, expires 5/21.  3 free Stila Eyeshadow Palette cards with $25+ purchase with code TRYSTILA, expires 5/20.  Free PTR Retinol Fusion PM deluxe sample with $25+ purchase with code PTRSERUM, expires 5/24.  Free Taylor Swift Wonderstruck Tote with purchase of 3.4 oz. EDP with code WONDER, expires 5/24.
  • SKINSTORE.COM:  20% off select gift ideas under $200 with code NEW2012, expiration unknown.
  • TARTE: Free shipping on $40+ orders.
  • THE BODY SHOP (USA): 30% on all gift sets expires 5/13. Body Butters are 3 for $30, expires 5/13.
  • ULTA: $3.50 off $10+ purchase with code 72783, exclusions apply.
  • YSL:  Free shipping on any order, no code necessary.

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Chanel Sable Beige Soleil Tan de Chanel

Chanel Sable Beige Soleil Tan de Chanel
Chanel Sable Beige Soleil Tan de Chanel

Chanel Sable Beige Soleil Tan de Chanel ($60.00 for 0.53 oz.) includes seven stripes of shades that range from warm tans and browns to warm pinks to warm golds and beiges. Chanel recommends using different combinations of the seven hues to highlight and sculpt the face. Two of the shades looked exactly the same on me (the second and fourth shades), so swatches shown include six individual swatches and then one all-over, blended together swatch.

The individual stripes include an orange-tan with a golden shimmer, sheer beige with champagne shimmer, dirty orange-brown with a frosted copper shimmer, pale beige with a satin finish, white gold with a golden shimmer, and a muted tan-orange with a gold sheen. Together, it creates a light-medium warm, golden tan with a soft gold sheen. Guerlain Terracotta is a bit darker, less golden. Urban Decay Gilded is more orange. Illamasqua Thalia is darker and more shimmery. MAC Golden is the closest, though it has less of a golden sheen.

It’s a really soft color, and it’s not too orange or brown–there are definitely a lot of beige tones–so it should flatter a lot of skin tones that are light to medium in color. As a highlighter, this could work on warmer, deeper complexions, though, just less so as a bronzer. Because it’s a softer hue, it’s easy to apply and hard to overdo. It warms up my cheeks and adds natural color without making me look burnt or overdone. The sheen of the finish is subtle and not at all frosted or shimmery, so it doesn’t emphasize pores or imperfections in the skin’s texture. It wears about seven hours on me with a little fading around the top edges.

The texture is incredibly soft and finely-milled, feels like silk against the skin, and blends effortlessly as a result.   If you want to use it as more of a highlighter, stick with the lower half of the compact (and avoid the very bottom shade), and if you want a deeper, more bronzed color, stick to the upper half of the palette, focusing on the first three shades.

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Sunday Link Love, Volume #092

Happy Sunday!

How has your weekend been going?  Mine has been filled with delicious food.  There’s a local Indian restaurant (which is actually the only Indian restaurant for 20-30 miles) that has the most amazing butter chicken.  We have a relatively new tradition of going to this Mediterranean restaurant for brunch on Sundays (the only day they have it)–they have these vegetable-loaded omelets with goat cheese that’s very local/sustainable and uses in-season veggies.  The only downside is that we have to finish cleaning the house before we can head out for brunch!

Chanel Calypso Glossimer

Chanel Calypso Glossimer
Chanel Calypso Glossimer

Chanel Calypso Glossimer

Chanel Calypso Glossimer ($29.50 for 0.19 oz.) is a medium-dark burnt tangerine with soft gold shimmer. MAC Caqui is a bit redder and much more opaque, so it also looks more intense. MAC Knockout is darker, more vibrant, and redder. MAC Dare to Wear is more shimmery and a little lighter. Lancome Cherrywood Luxe is redder.

Calypso is semi-opaque and applies fairly evenly without settling into lip lines too noticeably.  It has a healthy glossy shine, and it wears for four and a half hours.  Chanel’s signature gloss formula is supposed to deliver shimmer and “high-shine glow” with shades that range from “sheer and natural” to “sparkling and rich.” The formula is supposed to be both comfortable and long-wearing.  The formula is moderately hydrating, and the texture isn’t too thin or too thick, lightweight, and comfortable to wear.


The Making of Dr. KISS Gloss – Mini-sodes #9 and #10

The Making of Dr. KISS Gloss – Mini-sodes #9 and #10

Celebrity makeup artist Brett Freedman has been developing a new product–Dr. KISS Gloss–and he’s filmed a series of videos exclusively for Temptalia readers as a look into the process behind creating a product and bringing it to the market.

Here are the next two episodes in the series — Brett gets more feedback on the gloss and starts looking at packaging artwork!