Category Archives: Shopping

Save the Date: Bobbi Brown Friends & Family Event April 11-13

Happy Friday everyone! We have some good news to end your week, and potentially give you a reason to look forward to Monday. Bobbi Brown will be holding a Friends & Family Event Monday, April 11 – Wednesday, April 13 on You can save 20% off on your order, and receive free shipping if you spend $65.  To boot, Bobbi Brown will be donating $10,000 this month to Dress for Success.

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Three Custom Color on Sale on Hautelook Today!

Three Custom Color will be a featured sale on Hautelook today, starting in just a few minutes! The sale will include many of their must-haves, including their Creme Concealer/Foundation formula, Eye Liners, Creme to Powder Blushes, Lip & Cheek Stains, and more – all at 50% off of their regular prices.

If you’re not a Hautelook member yet, here’s an invite to get you started. Are you shopping this sale? I’m just counting down the minutes so I can stock up on some stains.

Neiman Marcus Spring 2011 Beauty Awards

Neiman Marcus is holding their Spring 2011 Beauty Awards
right now and it’s a chance for you to vote on your favorite beauty products. Voting has already started and will end on Tuesday, March 8th at 8:00am CT. There are 12 different categories including tools and fixes, face makeup, fragrances, and face treatments. Each beauty product page on will also include a link to vote. By voting and filling out the enter-to-win form you will be automatically entered into a chance to win all the top picks during the Beauty Awards event.

Also, this weekend is a good time to pay Neiman Marcus a visit. Customers who purchase $100 or more in cosmetics or fragrance will receive a chic tote filled with goodies. This is a good time for me to indulge in that Le Metier de Beaute Splendid Frost Kaleidoscope I’ve been wanting. I’ve also heard Neiman’s will be the first to debut some new Kate Somerville products this weekend.

Are you stocking up during the sale? The goodie bag is very tempting!

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sales

Just in case you’re planning to do some shopping on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, here’s a listing of some sales that floats our boat right now:

  • Take 20% off at DermaDoctor using code EARLY until November 25th.
  • Take 20% off at Lancome using code HOLIDAY20 and get free shipping until November 29th.
  • Take 50% off at NYX all day on November 29th, no code necessary.
  • Take 20% off at Giorgio Armani and free shipping with orders over $75 with code FRIENDS until November 30th.
  • Take 30% off at Kate Somerville with code KSFF2010 until November 30th.
  • Take 20% off at Stila with code STILALOVES until November 30th and get up to 80% off select products during their Cyber Monday warehouse sale on November 29th.
  • Take 20% off at Trish McEvoy using code TMHOLIDAY until November 29th.
  • Take 20% off at Smashbox using code FFSB20 until November 29th.
  • Take 30% off at Butter London using code FF2010 until November 3oth.
  • Take 15% off at Spirit Beauty Lounge on orders of $50 or more using code THANKYOU15 until November 29th.
  • Take 30% off at Beautyticket all day on November 29th with code CYBER30.
  • Take 30% off at Lierac using code FF2010 from November 29th to December 3rd.
  • Take 20% off at Senna Cosmetics on November 29th, no code necessary.
  • Take 25% off at Elizabeth Arden and get free shipping from November 26th to November 30th, no code necessary.
  • Take 11% off at Juara using code NOVHOLIDAY from November 25th to November 29th.
  • Take up to 55% off at Eve Pearl using code BPCM2010 from November 25th to November 30th.
  • Take 20% off at B-Glowing using code GIFT20 until November 29th.

There are tons of other offers going on right now but I wanted to focus on the ones offering a discount on orders as a whole. Free shipping and gifts with purchase doesn’t always do it for me. 😉 Check out Temptalia for more information.

Are you doing some shopping? I am so tempted by all of these sales but I’m trying to be a good so I’ll live vicariously through you. 😉

Nordstrom Beauty Stylist Program

Did you know that Nordstrom has a Beauty Stylist program? I didn’t either. I turned 32 on Saturday and wanted to do something fun so I asked Nordstrom Beauty to suggest a makeup artist I could make an appointment to so I could pick their brain. That’s when she told me about their Beauty Stylist program. Turns out the program has been around for a few years in the Seattle area and now Nordstrom is expanding the program to all stores nationwide.

What does a beauty stylist do? Just like a stylist helps you find the perfect outfit, a beauty stylist is your personal guide through the cosmetics and fragrance department to help find the best beauty products for your needs. Maybe you’re looking for that perfect red lipstick, want to get something new for fall or want to try a new skincare routine, Nordstrom’s beauty stylist program is here to help you.

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Bliss Debut on Gilt Groupe

Today Bliss makes its debut on Gilt Groupe. Not only can you pick up some of your Bliss faves on sale but if you’re lucky enough to be near one of the participating spas, you can book a treatment on sale. Spas in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Scottsdale and South Beach will be participating.

You’ll be able to choose from the popular Triple Oxygen Treatment, a three-step complexion-reviving facial; the Blissage 75, a heavenly full-body rubdown; and the Homme Improvement Facial, a must for any well-groomed guy; to name a few. Or, bring home the spa-quality treatment with Zest to Thrill, a citrus-scented bath set; Peeling Groovy, a gentle exfoliating formula; Hot Salt Scrub, a luxurious DIY skin-soother, and more, all at up to 60% off!

Are you a registered Gilt user? If not, just sign up here.  Also, be sure to check out Gilt’s Facebook page for a live Q&A with one of theirexpert estheticians. The sale starts at 12pm EST… see you there!

Steal! Tarte Passport to the Amazon Set on QVC

Today Maureen Kelly from Tarte is appearing on QVC to unveil their new QVC exclusive 6-piece set called Passport to the Amazon for a 1 day only value of $39.98! This set has a retail value of over $190 includes:

  • 1-oz Amazonian clay-infused cheek stain in Perfect Rose
  • 0.1 oz emphasEYES Amazonian clay waterproof shadow/liner in Blackened Plum
  • 0.24 fl oz Lights, Camera, Lashes! mascara
  • 0.18 oz emphasEYES Amazonian clay-infused eye shadow trio in Matte Light Pink, Shimmering Sand, and Burnt Bronze
  • 0.1 oz emphasEYES Amazonian clay-infused waterproof brow mousse in choice of Taupe, Medium Brown, or Rich Brown–World-wide Launch!
  • 0.20 oz vitamin-infused lip gloss in Paradise, a rosy pink shade–exclusive to QVC until 12/31/10!
  • Double-ended eyeliner brush
  • Double-ended brow brush

Catch Maureen on air at 6pm EST to see this new set and other Tarte Amazonian-infused goodies!

New! Clinique and Milly Team Up Again at Bloomingdale's

Clinique and Milly are back at it again. Check out this new gift with purchase available at Bloomingdale’s. Per usual, I’m drawn to the adorable Milly makeup bag. Isn’t it fabulous? And with any $25 Clinique purchase, it can be mine (and yours too!). It also includes:

  • Take the Day Off Makeup Remover for Lids, Lashes and Lips
  • Youth Surge Night Age Decelerating Night Moisturizer
  • Even Better Skin Tone Correcting Moisturizer SPF 20
  • Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
  • Colour Compact:  including Colour Surge Eye Shadow in Frosted Blossom, Chocolate Chip, Blushing Blush Powder Blush in Iced Lotus
  • Lash Doubling Mascara in Black
  • Lash Building Primer
  • Milly for Clinique Lipstick Case

Not sure what to get to qualify? May I suggest the Take the Day off Cleansing Balm?

Spotted Online: Great Sales at Sephora has stepped up their game this year, with constantly evolving promotions and weekly specials. They also do a very good job of hiding great deals in the sale section. Here’s a few that caught my eye this week:

Lorac’s On-Screen Duo is now only $7. There’s two shades available – Fame & Fortune, a black cream shadow/liner with gold shimmer poweder, and the bronzey Rich & Famous shown above.

For just $29, you can snag Korres Melon Body Collection – a jumbo sized Shower Gel and Body Butter.  This is one of our top picks for summer – it smells incredible!

These fun and playful lip glosses by Balmshell are now just $11. The company sent us a few samples to try, and they are just the cutest. The color I really liked was a rosey pink — You Give Me Fever (shown above).  It’s a lip gloss and key-chain in one and each color has a unique personality. I think it’d make a great girly gift, for a bridal party gift bag or just a lip gloss to play on someone’s personality. Plus, the scent is reminiscent of grape Pop Rocks. Who doesn’t like a blast from the candy past?