Elizabeth Arden Summer Escape Collection Video

Here is the video overview of Elizabeth Arden’s Summer Escape Collection. The video includes live swatches of all of the colors and my thoughts about the quality of the formulas. You can also read written reviews on this site.

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Beauty.com $15 off $75 purchase

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Avon Friends & Family Sale 15% Off


Avon’s Friends & Family sale is now on! Get 15% OFF everything online with code FAMILYSALE. Enjoy!

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LORAC Alter Ego Cream Lipstick in Nymph Review, Photos, Swatches


LORAC Alter Ego Cream Lipstick in Nymph

Availability: ULTA
Price: $16.00
Disclosures: PR Sample; Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

Instantly transform your look with LORAC Alter Ego Cream Lipstick. These sexy, playful and highly-pigmented cream lipsticks coat your lips in luscious color with a satin finish that lasts. This ultra-rich, velvety-smooth formula is loaded with anti-aging antioxidants such as acai berry, pomegranate, grape seed extract, and vitamins C and E to help hydrate, nourish and condition your lips. Whether you wish to be a Free Spirit, a Supermodel or a Sex Kitten (even if just for a night), Alter Ego Lipstick comes in a gorgeous range of colors from soft nudes to vivid hues to create any look you covet. Embrace your every identity and dress up your lips with LORAC.

LORAC’s new Summer 2014 Collection features the release of the Alter Ego Lipstick, which comes in a whopping 20 new shades. This review is for the shade Nymph, which is a light, yellow-based, baby pink.

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New For Summer 2014 At Sephora


Limited Edition
Release Date: Currently Available
Availability: Sephora

A few weeks back, Sephora added some new Spring/Summer 2014 items that featured bright, bold colors. Sephora is continuing to churn out great new products, this time focusing on Summer makeup and bronzed colors. Keep reading for production information and images!

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Lime Crime Velvetines in Red Velvet, Suedeberry, Pink Velvet Review, Photos, Swatches


Lime Crime Velvetines

Availability: Lime Crime
Price: $20.00
Disclosures: Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

Ground-breaking formula that goes on liquid and dries completely matte. Touch-proof, transfer-proof, long-wearing and utterly addictive!

Lime Crime’s famous line of Velvetines currently includes 6 different bold, opaque, matte colors. This review is for Red Velvet, Suedeberry, and Pink Velvet.

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This Week’s Beauty Sales & Deals (4/13-4/20)

Sigma April

Here are this week’s sales and deals. Keep this page bookmarked because it is updated throughout the week with more great deals.


Ebates Yves Rocher (10% cash-back), Murad (11%), Elizabeth Arden (9%), ULTA (8%)
HauteLook Laura Geller Beauty (4/21), ORLY Smart Gels (4/21), Alterna Haircare (4/21), Gorgeous Cosmetics (4/22), Cargo Cosmetics (4/23), Crown Brush (2/24)
Rue La La Bond No. 9 Women’s & Men’s Perfume (4/21), Tweezerman (4/22), Makeup & More for Your Spring Beauty Routine (4/24)
Gilt Groupe By Terry & More (4/20), Beauty Essentials Under $50 (4/20), Skincare & Cosmetic Essentials: Up to 75% Off (4/22), Designer Fragrances (4/23)
Avon 15% Off your entire order during the Friends & Family Sale! Ends 4/26.
Beauty.com Get $15 off your $75 purchase! Ends 6/1.
BH Cosmetics tba
Cargo Happy Mother’s Day! 20% OFF + free ground shipping with ALL orders. 5/1-5/2.
Clarins Free Standard Shipping on all orders over $75!
Clarisonic 4 free deluxe samples plus free standard shipping with any purchase of $125 or more! Use code DELUXE. Ends 4/30.
Dermstore Free Shipping with No Minimums & Free Samples!
Drugstore.com Everyday free shipping on orders over $35.
Express 40% Off Every Single Item! Ends 4/21.
Kate Somerville Exclusive Acne Fighting Trio $35 off with free shipping!
Free Shipping on all orders $50+!
Macy’s tba
mark. tba
Michael Todd Organics
10% off
everything plus free shipping.
Murad SAVE $25 off $100 Promo Code: SAVE25. Ends 4/23.
Free Shipping with $50 Purchase.
NARS Receive a complimentary mini New Lover Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil with any purchase! Use code APRILMINI. Ends 4/30.
Nordstrom Receive a free gift with your $45 Estee Lauder purchase. Plus, get free shipping on every order. Ends 5/5.
Pacifica NEW Mother’s Day Gift Sets – Save up to 40% and free shipping on orders of $50+.
Up to 40% off Pacifica Fragrance Collections! Free Shipping over $50.
Paula’s Choice 40% Off all Earth Sourced Natural Products in celebration of Earth Day! 4/22 only.
Perricone MD Free US Ground Shipping With Purchase Over $50, On Any Perricone MD Skin Care Products.
philosophy 20% off time in a bottle eye or serum. Ends 4/22-4/23.
Free shipping on all orders of $50 or more.
Pixi Beauty Save 20% with code PIXISHARE at checkout!
Free Shipping on Orders over $50.
Rite Aid $10 OFF $50 with code SPRING10. Ends 4/27.
Sephora FREE Urban Decay Eye Primer + 7 Eyeshadow Samples with any $25 purchase. Code: URBANEYE. Ends 5/16.
Shu Uemura Last Chance – Up to 40% off on Limited Edition items (while supplies last!). Ends 5/1.
Get free deluxe sample plus Free Shipping with purchases over $50.
Sigma Beauty Get 10% OFF your order with code MAR2014.
Stila Free Dancing with the Stars Set ($75 value) plus Free Shipping with $50 Purchase. Code: DWTS. Ends 4/25.
Get Free Shipping with a Purchase of $20 or more!
StrawberryNet Last Chance Easter Specials. Up to 70% OFF. Ends 4/20.
Tarte Discovery Sale up to 50% off!
Temptu Spring Sale – $20 Off any Airbrush Kit. Ends 6/2.
The Body Shop 40% OFF Sitewide! Ends 4/21.
50% OFF Body Lotions! Ends 4/27.
Too Faced Free $25 Flatbuki Brush with the purchase of any mascara! Use promo code: BUKI. Ends 4/30.
Get FREE SHIPPING with orders of $50 or more!
Ulta Free Tote with any $40 Fragrance Purchase! Ends 5/11.
$3.50 off any qualifying purchase of $10 or more with code 201894. Ends 5/11.
Buy 2 Get 1 Free Revlon Cosmetics. Ends 5/11.
Buy 2 Get 1 Free L’Oreal Cosmetics. Ends 5/11.
Walgreens 50% off Select SheaMoisture, Aveeno, And Yest To items. Ends 4/26.
Yves Rocher Bestsellers at 45% OFF! Ends 4/27.

Happy shopping!

NORDSTROM - Free Estee Lauder Gift with Purchase

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Make Up For Ever Launches Aqua Matics


Release Date: Now Available
Availability: Sephora

Company’s Description

A creamy, creaseless formula that provides nonstop color. This eye shadow pencil glides on and stays put. The unbelievably blendable texture includes silica, so it applies effortlessly onto the eyelid and won’t transfer. This highly-pigmented, waterproof, smudge-free shadow delivers immediate, intense color payoff. A retractable twist-up mechanism allows for quick and mistake-free application, and a sharpener makes it convenient to take this product to go for touchups.

Make Up For Ever’s new Aqua Matics eye shadows have just launched at Sephora! These are cream eye shadows that are transfer- and water-proof and come in 10 shades.

Aqua Matic ($21.00)

  • S-52 : Satiny Flesh-colored Pink
  • ME-54: Metallic Pinky Beige
  • ME-50: Metallic Golden Taupe
  • I-30: Iridescent Lime Green
  • I-20: Iridescent Turquoise
  • I-22: Iridescent Electric Blue
  • I-90: Iridescent Pop Purple
  • D-12: Diamond Golden Grey
  • S-60: Satiny Warm Brown
  • D-10: Diamond Black

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