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  • ClarisonicEnjoy 20% off your purchase with code FALL20, ends 9/30.
  • Macy's15% off beauty purchase with code VIP, ends 9/25.
  • Neiman MarcusReceive up to a $300 gift card with $250+ purchase with code SEPTGC (beauty/fragrance included!), ends 9/20.
  • SaksEarn a Gift Card up to $700* with code SEPT2017, ends 9/21.

This Week’s Sales for February 14th, 2012


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  • EBATES:  The Body Shop (10%), Elizabeth Arden (10%), Pur Minerals (10%), SkinStore (8%)
  • GILT:  Clean Program (2/16)
  • HAUTELOOK: Terax Hair Care (2/13), Lava Tech & Lava Flo (2/13), bodyography (2/13), Laura Geller (2/14), Dr. Brandt (2/14), Mica Beauty (2/15), Pharmaskincare (2/15), NuME Style (2/16), Crystalift (2/16)
  • IDEELI:  —
  • MRREBATES:  Proactiv (25%), Sheer Cover (25%), Murad (18%), Elizabeth Arden (12%), Apothica (10%), DermStore (10%), Beauty.com (10%)
  • MYHABIT: Stephen Knoll (2/13), Skincare Essentials (2/14)
  • 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.  Free gift wrap and U.S. shipping with $50+ orders with code VDAYLOVE, expires 2/14. Free posietint mini with any order with code GLAMGIRL, expires 2/14.
  • 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. 3 deluxe samples of Bobbi’s best-sellers with any order with code ONLINE12, expires 2/17.
  • 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. 3 free samples + free shipping with any skincare purchase with code NEWREGEN, expires 2/7.
  • KIEHLS:  Free shipping on orders over $50.   Purchase 2 Ultra Facial products + receive deluxe Hand Salve and Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate with code UF123, expires 2/15.  Purchase Clearly Corrective and receive deluxe Midnight Recovery Concentrate & Rose Arctica with code RADIANT, expires 3/15. Receive 5 packettes on every order + free shipping on $50+ orders, expires 2/19.
  • 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.
  • 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 shipping with $150+ orders with code SFAFEB, expires 2/10. Spend some, get some, gift card event with code FEB2012, 2/7 through 2/9.  Shop Valentine’s Day gift shop and receive free rush shipping on purchases over $150+ with code VALRUSH, expires 2/10.
  • 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.  Purchase any 3 Sephora collection Pro Brushes and receive a free brush roll with code PROBRUSH, expires 2/17.  Free deluxe sample of Buxom Big & Healthy Lipgloss with $25+ purchase with code LIPLOVE, expires 2/17.
  • SKINSTORE.COM:  20% off select gift ideas under $200 with code NEW2012, expiration unknown.
  • TARTE: 20% off winners of The Glossies with code GLOSSIES, expires 2/17.
  • THE BODY SHOP (USA):  Free shipping on $50+ orders. $10 off $40 with code VDAY, expires 2/8. Buy 2, get 1 free bath & body products, expires 3/4.  Free cleanser or toner with any moisturizer purchase, expires 3/4. $10 off $40+ orders with code PRESIDENT, 2/15 thru 2/20. Free full-size body butter with $30+ purchase, 2/14 only.
  • ULTA:  20% off any one item (exclusions apply) with code 76005.
  • YSL:  Free shipping on any order, no code necessary.
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Le Metier de Beaute Ginger Lily Creme Fresh Tint

Le Metier de Beaute Ginger Lily Creme Fresh Tint
Le Metier de Beaute Ginger Lily Creme Fresh Tint

Le Metier de Beaute Ginger Lily Creme Fresh Tint

Le Metier de Beaute Ginger Lily Creme Fresh Tint ($28.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a rosy peach. It’s not coral, and it’s not peach-pink. It’s predominantly peach, but there’s a natural pinkness to it that gives it a very fresh look and feel.  It looks a lot darker in the pot than it really is, so don’t let the pot color fool you. Le Metier de Beaute describes the formula as a cream-based, lightly tinted product that can be used on both cheeks and lips. It’s supposed to impart a “radiant glow” and can be used over bare skin or over makeup. The brand also says that it is water-resistant.

On cheeks, it imparts a natural sheen that’s fresh-faced without being shiny or oily-looking. The color is very subtle, and on deeper skin tones, I don’t think it would be so effective. On pale to light-medium skin tones, it would work well as a barely-there blusher to add some warmth and natural color. NARS Sex Appeal is much, much lighter. Chanel Espiegle is much more orange. MAC Brit Wit is cooler, less peach, more mauve. Urban Decay Score is pinker.  It wears for seven and a half hours on cheeks.  I liked applying this with a stippling brush best and blending with fingers.

On lips, it adds warmth, nearly opaque color, and a subtle sheen. It’s a cream finish, so it does settle into lip lines a bit, especially because the consistency is very slick and creamy–almost like a partially melted stick of butter. MAC Innocence, Beware! is pinker. MAC Naked Bliss is darker. MAC Naturally Eccentric is less pink. NARS Little Darling is lighter, less pink.  It wears for around three hours on lips.

I like it better as a cheek tint than as a lip tint, but for a product marketed to do both, it’s pretty good. It’s rare that a cheek/lip product is comfortable enough to wear on the lips without sliding off when applied to the cheeks, and Le Metier de Beaute straddles both with surprising talent.

As a cheek tint, it doesn’t feel sticky or greasing, despite having a natural sheen. It’s very, very soft and creamy, so it blends out easily. This particular shade is light enough that you could never overdo it, though there are darker shades available in the range, but it’s difficult to go overboard, just because the texture allows for easy blending.  As a lip tint, it looks and feels comfortable–it’s not too dry or chalky; this particular color may feel too light or wash out some complexions, but it’s a matter of tastes and preferences. It’s a pale beige nude–there’s no getting around that.

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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Win It! MAC Pearlglide Intense Eyeliners!

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5 Pretty in Pink and Red Lipglosses for Valentine’s Day

5 Pretty in Pink and Red Lipglosses for Valentine’s Day

In case you’re not into lipsticks, or maybe you like to mix, here are five of my favorites that would make for a perfect lip for Valentine’s Day!

  1. MAC Driven by Love — ruby red with ruby shimmer
  2. Chanel Trimphal — pinky-red with lighter pink and red shimmer
  3. Illamasqua Indulge — bright, yellow-toned pink
  4. Milani Photo Flash — glittery, glitzy pink-red
  5. Hourglass Siren — metallic orange-red

What’s your favorite gloss for Valentine’s Day?

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