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Holiday 2012 Palettes

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When the holidays roll around, brands love to bring out great all in one kits to wish for or to give as gifts. This year is no exception. Here are several palettes that I wouldn’t mind getting…or giving (*those words are so similar, right?) this year:

Urban Decay Vice Palette – $59

NARS Debby Harry Eye and Cheek Palette – $65

Laura Mercier Glamour Wardrobe Dual Decker Palette – $98

Avon Fold Up Palette – $19.99

Sephora Color Daze Blockbuster Makeup Palette – $49.50

Smashbox Pop Ultimate Palette – $59

elf Master Makeup Collection – $30

MAC All For Glamour Face Kit – $49.50

Do you like to give, or receive, palettes? Or are you a single color type of person? I’m of a mind that if someone wants to give me one of these, I won’t complain. icon wink Holiday 2012 Palettes

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Black Friday 2012 Beauty Deals!

 Black Friday 2012 Beauty Deals! Are you guys busy planning out your Thanksgiving strategy? Or are you planning out your Black Friday spending strategy instead? I’m in the middle of both, since there is so much involved in each event – one just tastes better than the other. icon wink Black Friday 2012 Beauty Deals!

I’m going to share with you my list of places that I know are having beauty specific sales, so maybe it will help you to have them all in one place to help you plan. Now, Black Friday specials online aren’t always just on Friday – some of the deals are going on now and some even include Cyber Monday (*which I will have a separate post for that this weekend, just in case you want to hang on to some pennies for then). No matter which days they are available, you can do all of your shopping in your pj’s with your hot toddy! But, if you are one that likes to go out and hand-pick your items, consider doing your shopping locally on Small Business Saturday.

Let’s roll:

AHAVA
Dates: Now thru November 25th
Deal: 40% off using code BLACKFRIDAY at checkout.

Arcona
Dates: November 23rd thru November 24th
Deal: 40% off products.

Bath & Body Works
Dates: Now thru December 24th
Deal: Free product (up to $13 value) with $10 minimum purchase using code SHOPFREE10 at checkout.

Beauty Bar
Dates: Black Friday (November 23rd)
Deal: Spend $50 and receive a Philosophy 3-piece gift set ($20 value) including: Purity Made Simple Foaming 3-in-1 Cleansing Gel for Face and Eyes, Eyes Wide Open Instant Refreshing and Depuffing Eye Gel, and The Microdelivery Exfoliating Body Wash, using code BBGWPBF at checkout.

BeautySage
Dates: Now thru November 24th
Deal: 20% off sitewide, using code THANKS at checkout.

Becca Cosmetics
Dates: Now thru November 24th
Deal: 20% off $50 purchase with code GIVETHANKS.

Dates: November 25th (Sunday only)
Deal: Spend $75 and get a free mini Shimmering Skin Perfector and full-size Beach Tint. Spend $125 and get those two products plus two full-size Glossy Lip Tints and a Becca Brown Cosmetics Pouch. Plus, Becca is releasing a limited-edition nail color collection for $30.

Benefit Cosmetics
Dates: November 23rd thru November 25th
Deal: Spend $30 and get a free deluxe mini BADgal lash mascara. Spend $60 and also get a FREE deluxe mini the porefessional. Spend $90 and also get a deluxe mini sugarbomb using STAYCATION at checkout.

Bliss
Dates: November 23rd thru November 27th
Deal: Up to 50% savings on select luxury items, 30% on Bliss and Remede bundles & sets, and save 20% on select Bliss, Remede and Elemis products.

Blow
Dates: Black Friday (November 23rd)
Deal: Free full-size blow out hair spray with any full-size blowpro hair care purchase. Also, get a free $10.00 gift card with every $50.00 gift card purchase. No promo code needed.

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics
Dates: Now thru November 26th
Deal: Free beauty trio of your choice, plus free specially-sized lip gloss with every order, and free shipping – no code needed.

The Body Shop
Dates: Now thru November 25th
Deal: 3 for $30 on all products. Get a “Mistletote” goodie bag ($100 value) for $30 with any $30 purchase, while supplies last.

Caswell-Massey
Dates: November 23rd thru November 25th
Deal: Caswell-Massey will be offering 20% to 30% off site-wide.

Clinique
Dates: November 22nd thru November 26th
Deal: 3 free mini’s with any $25 purchase, plus free shipping.

C.O. Bigelow
Dates: Now thru November 27th
Deal: 20% of sitewide, using code ENJOY20 at checkout.

Eve Pearl
Dates: November 22nd (11am EST) thru November 26th
Deal: 40% to 60% off when using code BPCM2012 at checkout.

Dr. Brandt Skincare
Dates: Black Friday (November 23rd)
Deal: 50% off Dr. Brandt Take the Doctor Home with You holiday gift set ($154 value) – $74.

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare
Dates: Now thru November 24th
Deal: Get 25% off with code FF2012. Or, receive a free Active Vitamin D Serum-Oil with your $50 purchase with code CYBER12.

EcoTools
Dates: Now through December 6th
Deal: Select beauty items 50% off full retail prices. Free shipping this weekend only (November 23rd thru November 25th).

Fake Bake
Dates: Now thru November 26th
Deal: 25% off all self-tanning products, using code 25OFFTANNING. 30% off “Flawless Bundle”, using code CMS30.

Folica.com
Dates: Now thru November 25th
Deal: $25 off orders of $100 or more, plus free shipping using code TURKEY.

Frederic Fekkai
Dates: November 23rd thru November 26th
Deal: 20% off orders, with free shipping.

Giorgio Armani
Dates: Black Friday (November 23rd)
Deal: 20% off plus free shipping on $75+ orders.

HauteLook
Dates: Black Friday (November 23rd)
Deal: Get a one-of-a-kind navy & white striped cosmetic bag filled with beauty samples for $20 plus shipping.

Inglot
Dates: November 22nd (3am EST) thru November 27th (3am EST)
Deal: 20% off total purchase price.

John Masters Organics
Dates: November 22nd thru November 26th
Deal: 25% off when using the code HOLIDAY12.

Kate Somerville
Dates: November 23rd thru November 27th
Deal: Golden Glow Kit – $48.00 ($100 value); Revive & Renew Kit – $150.00($225 value).

Dates: November 23rd thru December 9th
Deal: Purchase any luxury sized product, receive a complimentary full-sized product.

Keranique
Dates: Black Friday (November 23rd)
Deal: $40 off purchase of $100 or more using code BLACKFRIDAY.

Kiehl’s
Dates: Now through December 31st
Deal: $20 off $75 with code JOYFUL; also free shipping and 3 samples on every order over $50.

KohGenDo Cosmetics
Dates: Now thru November 25th
Deal: 30% off Oriental Plants Skin Lotion Spray, Macrovintage Eye Gel and Body & Bath Series.

Lab Series
Dates: November 22nd thru November 23rd
Deal: Free Skincare Survival Kit with $50+ purchase.

L’Occitane
Dates: November 23rd thru November 26th
Deal: Up to 25% off gift sets, and Buy 3 Get 1 Free on select stocking stuffers.

MAC Cosmetics
Dates: Black Friday (November 23rd)
Deal: Exclusive “Grey Friday” gray lipstick and polish set. Only available on Nov. 23 from 12am to 4 a.m. at Macy’s MAC counters.

Miracle Skin Transformer
Dates: Black Friday (November 23rd)
Deal: 30% off your purchase with code BLACKFRIDAY.

Murad
Dates: Black Friday (November 23rd)
Deal: $25 off any $100 purchase using code BLACKFRIDAY at checkout.

Nourish
Dates: Black Friday (November 23rd)
Deal: 25% off and free shipping using code GREEN at checkout.

Ojon
Dates: Now thru November 26th
Deal: Free full-size conditioner with purchase of matching shampoo and free shipping.

Origins
Dates: Now thru December 31st
Deal: Free Ginger Rush Intensely hydrating body cream 3.4 fl. oz./100 ml ($17 value), plus free shipping and a free sample at checkout with any $40 order, using code HOLIDAY.

Ouidad
Dates: November 23rd thru November 25th
Deal: 25% off all orders using code FFCURL at checkout.

Project FIG
Dates: Now thru November 30th
Deal: 20% off all purchases using code NOV20 at checkout.

Purely Cosmetics
Dates: November 23rd thru November 26th
Deal: Save 20% storewide.

Royal & Langnickel Brushes
Dates: November 22nd thru November 25th
Deal: 20% off entire R&L Beauty Collection.

Sabon
Dates: Now thru November 27th
Deal: 20% off of the entire collection.

Saks Fifth Avenue
Dates: November 22nd thru November 23rd
Deal: $25 gift card with $100+ cosmetics and fragrances purchase, using code BEAUTY12 at checkout.

Sephora
Dates: Black Friday (November 23rd)
Deal: The following beauty sets are just $10:

  • Sephora Collection Gilded Brush Set Trio ($30 value)
  • Bare Escentuals Let It Glow Set ($42 value)
  • Boscia best of Boscia Set ($30 value)
  • Ole Henriksen 3 Little Holiday Wonders ($35 value)
  • Philosophy Purity Made Simple 12 oz ($26 value)
  • Stila Travel Palette + Deluxe Kitten Lip Glaze ($67 value)
  • Tokyo Milk Femme Fatal Trio ($30 value)
  • Too Faced Deluxe Chocolate Soleil + Travel Kabuki ($34 value)
  • Tarte Gifted Mascara + Multipleye Lash Primer ($31 value)
  • Jack Black Comfort & Joy Duo ($14 value)
  • Josie Maran Bear Naked Wipes & Nail Wipes ($21 value)
  • Tocca 3 Mini Rollerballs ($30 value)
  • Bite Mini Lipstick Palette ($48 value)
  • LORAC Behind the Scenes Eye Primer & Shadow ($40 value)
  • Buxom In the Spotlight Set ($40 value)

Shu Uemura
Dates: November 22nd thru November 27th
Deal: 20% off, plus free shipping, on $50+ orders using code WISH2012 at checkout.

Smashbox
Dates: Now thru November 26th
Deal: 20% off purchases of $50 or more, using code FRIENDS2012 at checkout.

StriVectin
Dates: November 23rd thru November 26th
Deal: Free full size StriVectin-SH Dermal Infusion Mask ($49 Retail Value), plus free shipping when using code JOY at checkout.

Tria
Dates: Now thru November 27th
Deal: $100 off of hair removal and skin care products using the code SHOP100 at checkout.

Ulta
Dates: November 23rd thru November 24th
Deal: ULTA Artist Palettes – $16.99 (orig. $24.99), Benefit Fa La La La Flawless – $25 ($79 value), Stila Kitten Classics – $10 ($32 value), and Smashbox Studio Steal Brush Collection – $19 ($74 value).

Urban Decay
Dates: Black Friday (November 23rd)
Deal: 7-piece Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color chubby lip pencils – $49 ($140 value). Smoked Palette, with free Double Ended 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set – $49 ($77 value).

Vapour Beauty
Dates: November 23rd thru November 26th
Deal: 30% off all Vapour products (except samples) using code BLACKFRIDAY12 at checkout.

Victoria’s Secret
Dates: Black Friday (November 23rd)
Deal: Free limited edition tote, filled with “Beauty Must Haves”, with any $65 purchase.

Votre Vu
Dates: November 22nd thru November 26th
Deal: Free shipping on every purchase and a free Eiffel Power Mascara with any $100+ purchase.

YSL Beauty
Dates: November 23rd thru November 25th
Deal: 20% off purchase, using code BLKFRIDAY12 during checkout.

Any of these deals get added to your game plan? Or are you planning on something else that I missed?

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At the store: NYX “Nude on Nude” compared to UD’s “Naked” palette

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At the store: NYX “Nude on Nude” palette on top compared to Urban Decay’s “Naked” palette. (*NYX’s has lippie’s, too.)

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…inside, everybody has a creamy center.

Cream shadows are going to be all the rage come Spring, supposedly, but not just a simple shadow, but a dual-purpose shadow – eyeshadow primer AND shadow in one.
toofacedshadow ...inside, everybody has a creamy center.
This Spring, Too Faced Cosmetics is coming out with “Two Faced Lock Down Ultimate Creaseless Cream Eye Shadow” (gawd damn that’s a hella long name). It is based on their great eye shadow primer, Shadow Insurance. I happen to use this silicon based primer and just love the way it wears on my eyes, even if it makes it a smidge difficult to blend eyeshadows after dry down (but I think we all know that I am blending challenged anyway, so can’t really count that off of the Shadow Insurance, now, can we?). Right now I see that it is going to be in 4 neutral colors, one of them called “Bondage”. I’m interested in this one because it looks pretty close to my Clinique Quick Eyes Cream Shadow in Lucky Penny that I am almost to the bottom of as we speak/type, which I have used as a primer/base, but with limited success.
udsinprimerpotion ...inside, everybody has a creamy center.
Next, we see that Urban Decay is offering up up “Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Sin”. It’s based on their crappily (my opinion) packaged eye shadow primer, Primer Potion. As of right now, the “Sin” (champagne shimmer color) is the only new color coming to the Primer Potion. Again, a very neutral color to use as a base or to be worn by itself. I can’t honestly say that I would try this one over the new Two Faced primer eyeshadows, primarily (ha – pun!) due to the packaging. I just know that I would NOT have the patience to saw open the tube, as so many others have done, and would therefore waste half a bottle. But at least the option is out there for the many UDPP devotees.

And this just furthers the TFSI vs UDPP ongoing preference battle. But I know what side of the fence I’m standing.


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