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Cyber Monday Beauty Sales

The beauty deals keep rolling in, so we thought we’d put together a Cyber Monday round-up to help organize all of the great sales happening!


Armani: 20% off makeup and skincare through 11/30 with code FAMILY. Free shipping is included with any order.


Bath and Body Works: Take 25% off sitewide now through 12/1!


Kate Somerville: 30% off with code KATE2009 through 11/30. Carla loves ExfoliKate – check out her review!


Korres: 20% off sitewide (no code required) through 12/2 and they have a TON of special promotions and gifts with purchase as well. Get the full details here.


Shu Uemura: 20% any purchase and free shipping over $50 through 12/1 with code WISH09 at checkout. And if you spend $125 or more, you’ll receive 20% off and a mesh bag filled with seven deluxe samples with code WISHDELUXE09 Umm….Rouge Unlimited Supreme Shine anyone?


Smashbox: 20% off and free shipping with any order with code SBFF9 entered at checkout. This deal lasts through 12/1.


Tarte: 40% off  and free shipping over $25! Use code CYBERMON9 checkout to grab this deal through 11/30. This is an incredible deal – and I have a feeling the Three Carats mini cheek stains and Crown Jewels gloss sets will sell out fast!

Smashbox Wish Collection for the Holidays 2009

Speaking of Smashbox, next week they will be releasing their holiday Wish collection. This collection does a little more than just sit around looking pretty, this one actually gives back. For every product purchased from the Wish collection, Smashbox will donate $1 to the Children’s Miracle Network, a non-profit organization that provides medical care, life-saving research and on-going education to sick and injured children.


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Smashbox Reign Fall 2009 Collection


Smashbox has been seriously impressing me with each of their recent collections. The one that is out in stores now is their Reign collection. Inspired by the rule of the English Tudors, the packaging in this collection is regal and the color in the products are rich and decadent. Here’s what’s in this collection:

  • Doubletake Lip Color: these jumbo lip pencils have lip liner on one end and creamy color on the other end. Comes in Currant (matte deep berry) and Amaretto (matte peachy pink).
  • Lip Gloss: Crowned (shimmery peachy pink) is the perfect shade to go over the Amaretto Doubletake Lip Color.
  • Lash DNA Mascara: this mascara has a Plum (shimmering black plum) shade for this collection. Plum lashes are to die for!
  • Fusion Blush: this blush duo has two peachy shades in one compact. Regal is matte peachy nude on one side and shimmering peachy nude on the other.
  • Eyeshadow Palettes: available in Majesty (matte champagne, shimmering champagne, matte fuchsia, shimmering fuchsia, matte black, shimmering black) and Monarch (matte soft gold, shimmering soft gold, matte copper, shimmering copper, matte deep brown, shimmering deep brown). The lightest shimmering shade also doubles as a highlighter. Try applying it to the inner corners of eyes, down bridge of nose and above the brows.
  • Jet Set Palette: the cream liner known for its smudge-proof, budge-proof finish that lasts comes in Reign with matte black, matte dark brown, metallic gold andmetallic brown shades.

Have you picked up anything from the Smashbox Reign collection for fall? Let us know all about it in the comments.

Smashbox Halo Hydrating Eyeshadow: Another Reason to Love the Q

Did you really need another reason to love QVC’s beauty coverage? No! They are going to give us another reason anyway. 🙂 Right now QVC is taking pre-orders for Smashbox’s Halo Hydrating Eyeshadow to be shipped in mid-October.


Right now the set comes with 2 shades and 2 Smashbox brushes in #3 and #10, perfect for applying color all over your lid and giving your crease some definition. There are 4 sets to choose from; Petal/Plum, Pewter/Smoke (I want!), Soft Peach/Cocoa and Bisque/Almond.

I haven’t ordered mine yet but it’s only a matter of time before I do, the presentation on QVC last week reeled me in… that and Holly Mordini is just too adorable for words. Are you going to order?

Smashbox's Seychelles Pretty in Peep Toes Palette

Meet my new favorite palette, the Smashbox Seychelles Pretty in Peep Toes palette. Isn’t it pretty? The vintage packaging drew my eye to this palette, who can really resist a cute little pinup gal? Not me! 🙂 Once I was reeled in by the packaging, I discovered how gorgeous this little palette really is… it was love at first sight.


Just add lipstick and mascara and you have a complete look with this Smashbox Seychelles Pretty in Peep Toes palette. It features 1 cream eyeliner in a rich brown shade, 5 eyeshadows including 4 everyday-wear friendly shades and 1 funkier teal shade, a soft gold powder highlighter and a pretty peach blush. All of the products are richly pigmented, especially the teal eyeshadow… it packs a punch! The gold highlighter blends into the skin really well, it’s not the least bit chunky or glittery leaving a nice sheen on the skin. I love that this palette is versatile enough to give you a neutral, everyday look and a completely opposite, funkier, bolder look . See what I mean? Versatile…

If that’s not enough, when you’re done with the palette, take out the insert and you’re left with a mirrored checkbook in a soft pink shade and brushed gold buckle inspired by Seychelles. You can find the Smashbox Seychelles Pretty in Peep Toes online and at Nordstrom.

Smashbox's Spring 2009 Muse Collection

Have you checked out the new Smashbox’s Muse collection for Spring 2009 yet? When I first started playing with it, I was drawn to the Artist Eye Palette but once I took a deeper look at the rest of the collection, I found a few new products I’m really crushing on big time right now.

Smashbox Muse Artist Eye Palette

The Artist Eye Palette in Muse features shades in tones of biscuit, chocolate, soft green, dark celery green, light silver-blue, dark blue-grey, sheer lilac, deep orchid, rose copper and coffee. It also includes a brush for easy application.

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It Sends Shockwaves

Do you ever have products that you love in the store and then when you bring them home, you forget about them? That’s what happened with me and this palette until I found it again last night.

Smashbox Shockwave Fusion Eye and Cheek Palette The
Smashbox Shockwave Fusion Eye & Cheek Palette
is so adorable. It features four shimmering shadows in hues of blue, green, beige and brown then two alternating blushes in pink and rose. With the exception of your lips and mascara, you can do your whole face with this palette so you can make a little room for it in your makeup bag.

Today I’m wearing the sand shade all over the lid with a little bit of the brown in the crease. The shimmer is completely buildable. I’m wearing it a little on the lighter side so it’s not overwhelming at all but you could pack the color on with a brush for a more intense effect. When you consider you’re really getting four eyeshadows and two blushes in this palette, the price is not too bad. The only thing I’d change is the pull out compartment for the blush, it’s a little tough to slide out. Something double sided like previous palettes would have been better. Overall though, take a look at this palette next time you’re near a Smashbox counter.

Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for our new giveaway!

O-Gloss Makes It's Debut

Smashbox's O-Gloss Smashbox’s O-Gloss lipgloss debuted on QVC earlier today. I was so excited about this that I set my DVR to record the show. The O-Gloss was inspired by the success of their O-Glow cheek gel. The new lip gloss claims to transform to give a custom pink pout that’s universally flattering. It looked great on each model on the show earlier today so I caved in and ordered a tube but we’ll see how it performs. I’ll definitely let you all know how it works once I get it. If you missed today’s 2 Smashbox presentations, don’t fret! You still have time to catch or DVD the 11pm EST presentation. This product will be exclusive to QVC for the time being.

The Halo Effect

The other day I was catching up on my DVR recordings and I was watching the 3 hour beauty show on QVC. I realized that QVC is becoming much more relevant in the world of beauty and have started to offer exclusive products way before they hit retail shelves. This product is a good example of this.

smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Face Powder with Brush#29 This is Smashbox’s Halo Hydrating Perfecting Face Powder in Fair. It is a pressed powder that converts to a loose powder with the help of a built in shaver that produces loose powder on demand. It also includes a handy brush for application. What’s unique about the sale of this product is that QVC customers get first dibs. If you place an advance order now, you save over 35% of the retail cost and you get long before it hits the shelves in 2008. Interesting… right?

This product is also a little different because it’s meant to give skin a glowing, hydrated look. It features Gogi-berry, an antioxidant, and is infused with encapsulated water. The idea is that this powder will not settle into lines. While I didn’t order it, I’m very intrigued by this product. I’d love to see what kind of coverage it gives as a foundation.