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  • b-glowing20% off skincare orders of $60+ with code 20SKINCARE, ends 10/25.
  • Ulta50% off Urban Decay Naked Concealer (now $14.50), ends 10/28.

Essie Navigate Her Nail Lacquer

Essie Navigate Her Nail Lacquer
Essie Navigate Her Nail Lacquer

Essie Navigate Her Nail Lacquer

Essie Navigate Her Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “new growth green.” It’s a soft pastel green with subtle warm yellow undertones. The closest dupe I could think of was Zoya Tracie, which has subtle metallic shimmer running through it. It’s also a little yellower. Barielle Myrza’s Meadow is also a bit similar, though a touch lighter, and it has multi-colored flecks of sparkle.  I love the yellow component to this, because it keeps it from being a cool, minty green that screams winter to me; the warmth gives it the freshness of springtime to me.

Navigate Her was opaque in two coats. The initial coat was a little streaky, but it was opaque and even with the second coat. It had a well-balanced consistency that was neither too thick or too thin, so it applied fluidly and evenly without pooling or bubbling. I tested Navigate Her for wear, and it managed a full seven days without chipping and had minimal tip wear at the end of the week.

Navigate Her
Navigate Her
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

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This Week’s Sales for April 9th, 2012


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

Deal Sites/Rebates

  • EBATES:  Sephora (8%), DermStore (7.5%), Lancome (7%), Beauty.com (6%)
  • FAB:  —
  • GILT:  GO SMiLE (4/9), StriVectin (4/12)
  • HAUTELOOK:  Urban Decay (4/9), Cures by Avance (4/10), Bella Il Fiore (4/10), skyn ICELAND (4/11), Mica Beauty (4/11)
  • IDEELI:  —
  • MRREBATES:  Proactiv (25%), Sheer Cover (25%), WEN (25%), Murad (12%), SkinStore (10%), Apothica (10%), DermStore (10%), Clinique (8%), ULTA (8%), Beauty.com (8%)
  • MYHABIT: NuMe (4/9),
  • Rue La La:  

Free Shipping, Coupon Codes, GWPs

  • 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 Stay Don’t Stray deluxe sample with any order with code BRIGHTEYES, expires 4/12.
  • BLISS:  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.
  • 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. Free Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector mini (0.25 oz.) with code POWER, expires 4/14.
  • DERMSTORE:  10% off when you shop for your My Favorites List, expires 6/2/12.
  • ELIZABETH ARDEN:
  • 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:  Free shipping on$50+ orders.  Free Lip Balm #1 with $65+ order with code EARTHDAY, expires 4/30.
  • LANCOME: Free 4-piece sample set plus free shipping with $45+ order with code LANAPRIL, expires 4/30. Free 7-piece deluxe gift set with clutch and 50 Facebook credits, plus free shipping, with $60+ orders, no code necessary, expires 4/15.
  • MOLTON BROWN:  Free 300ml Hand Lotion and free shipping with £45+ orders with code HANDSUP, expires 4/17.
  • NORDSTROM:  Free shipping & free returns everyday. Free lancome gift (valued up to $139) with any $39.50 Lancome purchase.
  • OJON: Free 1-week sample with any order with code DELUXE, expires 4/13.
  • 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.  Free shipping on any order, expires 6/30.  Free A Perfect World cleanser (30ml) with any skincare purchase, 4/10 through 4/21.
  • 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. Spend $250 to $499, get $25; Spend $500 to $999, get $50, etc. Free shipping on $150+ orders with code APRSFA.
  • SEPHORA:    $30 off Philosophy Hope in a Jar and Eye Hope Duo with code HOPEDUO, expires 4/23.  Free Cover FX BritePrep Primer deluxe sample with $25+ purchase with code BRITEPREP, expires 4/11. Free Shiseido Full Definition Perfect Mascara deluxe sample with $25+ purchase with code FULLDEF, expires 4/11.   Free Clarins Extra Firming Day Cream deluxe sample with $25+ purchase with code EXTRAFIRM, expires 4/11.  Free Hourglass No. 28 deluxe primer serum sample with $25+ purchase with code PRIME28, expires 4/10.
  • SKINSTORE.COM:  20% off select gift ideas under $200 with code NEW2012, expiration unknown.
  • TARTE: Free shipping on $40+ orders.  Free LipSurgence Charmed Lip Tint + free shipping on $75+ orders with code CHARMED, expires 3/31.
  • THE BODY SHOP (USA): Buy 2, get 1 free on select products, 4/2 through 4/29.
  • ULTA:  20% off with code DS1112, exclusions apply, expires 4/15.
  • YSL:  Free shipping on any order, no code necessary. Free Touche Eclat mini with $75+ purchase with code TOUCHEMINI, expires 4/10.

I can’t speak on anti-aging serums, but I have tried several hydrating/glycolic serums, and yes, I do think they work. If you’re going to spend big bucks, do it on a serum, which is more concentrated than a moisturizer or lotion.

— Christine

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Sunday Link Love, Volume #090

Happy Sunday!

Happy Easter to those who celebrate! Otherwise, happy springtime Sunday 🙂  I leave you with a couple of photos from Mellan from past Easters.  This year, I’ve been using collars to dress him up (he has a white collar with pastel-colored eggs on it right now).  I think he’s quite pleased with the change–he never seemed to enjoy the bunny ears…


“Didn’t work last year… not going to work this year.” (2011)


“You’re posting these WHERE?” (2010)

This was right around his first Easter! (2008)