Last week, I picked up Ultra Downy with Fabreze Fresh Scent Spring & Renewal fabric softener. Tonight, when I broke down and decided to tackle my mounting mound of dirty laundry, I thanked my savvy shopping skills – because this stuff smells divine!
The fabric softener has a fresh, fruity fragrance with a hint of citrus – and contains Renewing Scent Pearls for fresh bursts of fragrance that release when you move. I realize that this may sound melodramatic, but I’m probably more excited to wear my freshly laundered, old clothes than the fab new ones I picked up yesterday during a routine snatch and grab at Nordstrom.
Click here for a coupon worth $1 off your next Downy liquid purchase. And now, back to your regularly scheduled beauty banter…
Take advantage of the Saks Fifth Avenue Friends & Family promotion, October 15-18. Enjoy!
Get $10 off a purchase of $50 or more, in-store right now at Sephora. Bring 5 unwanted beauty items into any U.S. Sephora store and trade them for up to $10 off!
* Offer valid now through October 12, 2009, at 11:59 PM PST. This is a one-time-use-only promotion valid for $10 USD off one merchandise shopping transaction of $50 USD or more. Offer may not be applied toward previous purchases, eGift certificates, gift cards, shipping, taxes, or with any other Sephora promotion. Return of discounted merchandise will be for the price actually paid. Not valid for cash or cash equivalent. Not transferable or valid for resale. Valid in U.S. Sephora stores only. Not valid in Canada, Sephora inside JCPenney, or on sephora.com. Sephora employees are not eligible for promotion. Sephora reserves the right to end or change this promotional offer at any time. To redeem in stores: this barcode (left) must be handed in at time of purchase. Sephora reserves the right to end or change this promotional offer at any time.
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Tarte Cosmetics will donate 20% of proceeds from their Think Pink Natural Collection to the Young Survival Coalition, a support network for women under 40 living with breast cancer.
When you shop the Think Pink Natural Collection and spend more than $40, you’ll receive this Pink Go Dutch Clutch! Enter promo code PinkOct9 at checkout.
For three days, take 40% off your purchase at Three Custom Color. Enter promo code LOVE at checkout.
New from Stila Cosmetics…
The Holiday Smudge Pot Collection includes four vibrant twinkling shades of their famous gel-based liner and shadow-in-one in perfectly portable mini pots!
Violet (new): pretty purple with shimmer
Starry night (new): bold deep blue with shimmer
Black: intense black
Kitten: nude champagne shimmer
And as a bonus, enjoy a mini eye liner brush for on the go glam!
If you order online, be sure to take advantage of free shipping. Simply enter coupon code FALLSHIPPING at checkout. Promo ends on September 27, 2009 at 11:59 PM.
By now, you know that I love me some Kim Kardashian makeup. So when celebrity makeup artist (and the biggest sweetheart who ever LIVED) Mario Dedivanovic offered me an exclusive beauty breakdown of her Emmys look, I pinched myself so hard, I swear it left a mark.
So without further ado, Mario shares the products and tips to steal Kim Kardashian’s 2009 Emmy Awards makeup…
Kim was wearing a gorgeous white gown and I wanted the focus to be on her eyes. I had custom blended this pretty shade of blue shadow at GIELLA custom blend cosmetics in NYC and was waiting for the perfect occasion to dip into it. With her hair slicked back and a white off the shoulder gown, I was certain that it would work with the rest of the face done clean and dewy, with a nude matte lip.
I prepped Kim’s skin with Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer first, followed by Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Hydrating Makeup all over. To set skin, I applied a bit of Laura Mercier’s Loose Setting Powder in Beige. Her brows are filled in with Diorshow Brow Styler Ultra-Fine Precision Brow Pencil, concentrating on the outer corners.
For her eyes, I sprayed a bit of water on an eyeshadow brush (this picks up and holds loose eyeshadow better) and dipped it into Aquagirl eyeshadow by GIELLA – custom blended by yours truly ;-). I applied Aquagirl all over the eyelids up to the crease, blending well so there are no lines.
On the inner corners of the eyes, apply GIELLA’s b-dazzle eyeshadow. Use the leftovers on the brush to lightly sweep onto the brow bone. You dont want the brow bone to appear very shiny or light as it will look dated. Smoke Aquagirl shadow along the lower lash line as well. For more drama, you can take it all the way into the inner corners. Use Fascinating Eye Kohl by MAC on the inner rims of the eyes. Curl lashes a couple of times and apply two coats of Lancome Hypnose Mascara on top and bottom lashes. If you want super long lashes like Kim, apply a few individual long lashes to each eye.
Kim’s skin is bronzed with Casino by NARS. Use a bit on a brush and apply it along the hairline. With a smaller brush, apply more onto the hollows of the cheeks. Use Orgasm by NARS on the apples of the cheeks. To highlight the cheekbones and bridge of nose, I swept a tiny bit of b-dazzle shadow by GIELLA and blended with a clean brush.
I lined Kim’s lips with Subculture by MAC, then blended a dab of the Dior foundation to her lips. Blot that with a tissue and use Honeylove Lipstick, also by MAC.
Giella, of GIELLA custom blend cosmetics has decided to make and sell Aquagirl eyeshadow and is offering a 15% discount!!! Click here and enter makeupbymario for the discount. b-dazzle eyeshadow, one of Mario’s all-time favorites, can also be purchased on the site with the same discount code!
Love Mario as much as I do? Be sure to visit his blog regularly…and follow him on Twitter!
Felix Rey’s Fall 2009 Collection
It’s time to fall in love with the new Felix Rey collection. Take a peek at fall florals like the Camilla Clutch and the Camilla Belted Waist Pouch – think fashion forward “fanny pack” (you have to see it to believe it)! The Nicole Clutch With Snake Trim is already a crowd pleaser and the Suede Ruffle Shoulder Bag is a must have!
New “Game Day” Collection
Felix Rey never considered themselves sports “buffs” but they love team spirit! Their new (and growing) line of Game Day handbags are the perfect way to show your support for your favorite team (and ideal for the cost-conscious college-goers). Gators and Seminoles fans, Felix Rey has you covered this season!
Free Gift with Purchase!
Felix Rey won’t supply the jewelry but they will supply the Emma Jewelry Pouch in black. Both functional and compact, this pouch is just the right size to stash your jewelry for a weekend get-away. Receive a free Emma Jewelry Pouch with any purchase of $75 or more made on felixrey.com starting today until Thursday, September 17. Simply enter the code FREEFALL at check out to receive your gift with purchase – a $60 value!
Take $10 off any one regular priced online purchase, now through August 24 at dsw.com. Use promo code SAVE10 at checkout.