Wednesday, July 30, 2014

UPCOMING SEPHORA VIB ROUGE EVENT - AUG 3rd, 2014


Start making those shopping lists! Sephora is hosting a special 2 hour VIB Rouge event this Sunday, August 3rd, 2014. Shop during the closed-door party or if you can't make the event then shop anytime from Aug 3rd to Aug 10th to earn 4 times the beauty points. Not a VIB Rouge member? No worries, during this week-long event VIB insiders will earn triple points and Beauty Insiders will earn double the points. 

VIB Rouge Members please be sure to RSVP for the VIB Rouge event by Aug 1st and check with your local Sephora store because they will have different times for the event depending on their specific location.

Here is the RSVP link: SEPHORA VIB ROUGE EVENT RSVP

For those VIB Rouge members attending this exclusive event, a special makeup bag full of samples will be available for those making a $35 or more purchase. This kinda sucks that we have to make a purchase just to receive the makeup bag. Don't get me wrong - I appreciate Sephora hosting a VIB Rouge event and I know I will rack up a ton of points - but seriously? We have already spent well over 1K to become VIB Rouge members and now we have to make a $35 purchase just to get the makeup bag. It just seems a bit extreme is all I'm saying. Anyway, keep reading for the disclosures below.

DISCLOSURES (fine print)

*Select Sephora stores will have different hours; only select Sephora inside JCPenney stores will have closed-door shopping events. Check this site for participating stores and exact times. Sephora locations in Canada will be holding this event on Wednesday August 6th from 7-9pm. Click here to RSVP to a location in Canada.

**Qualified VIB Rouge will earn quadruple points, VIBs will earn triple points and Beauty Insiders will earn double points on merchandise purchases made Sunday August 3, 2014 thru Sunday August 10, 2014 at 11:59pm PDT. This offer is subject to termination by Sephora in its discretion at any time.Bonus points will be automatically credited to your BI Accounts the same day of purchase. Points not earned on sales tax, shipping, Sephora gift cards, eGift certificates and prior purchases. This offer is subject to termination by Sephora in its discretion at any time.

† Sephora Cosmetic Bag with samples and Rouge Tote Bag are only available in Sephora stores during the VIB Rouge Reception with any merchandise purchase of $35 USD or more. Limit of one of each offer per VIB Rouge client, non-transferable. Guests of VIB Rouge that are Beauty insiders are also eligible to redeem the Sephora Makeup Bag with samples with any merchandise purchase of $35 USD or more, limit one per client. Valid while supplies last, quantities are limited, sample bag assortment may vary. Not valid on previous purchases, or purchases of eGift certificates and gift cards. Sephora employees are not eligible for offers. No returns or exchanges. These offers are subject to change, alteration or termination by Sephora in its sole discretion at any time.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

DENTELLE PRECIEUSE CHANEL ILLUMINATING FACE POWDER - SWATCHES AND REVIEW


I first wrote about the Chanel Dentelle Precieuse illuminating face powder back in April (see the link below). This limited edition face powder was available exclusively at only a few select locations. It was then I mentioned that this gorgeous face powder would be available exclusively for purchase during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale (July 18th - Aug 3rd) - which it is. I was able to purchase mine during the Nordstrom Anniversary pre-sale (July 10th - 17th).

The Dentelle Precieuse illuminating face powder features a lace overlay image embossed atop the powder. The image dissipates upon use so if you can't bear to use it then you might want to purchase two; one to use and the other to store untouched. This beautiful Chanel face powder is a blended combination of gold, rose gold and coppery gold shimmer. When applied it leaves the face with a warm healthy glow similar to a sun-kissed appearance without looking overly done. Wear time for the face powder over top of my foundation was about eight hours with no fading. By ten hours there was slight fading but my overall look was still on point. Currently the Dentelle Precieuse illuminating face powder retails for $80 USD and it contains .21 oz of product. Unfortunately it is sold out at many Nordstrom locations but it is still available online at Nordstrom.com.

Check out my previous post here: CHANEL DENTELLE PRÉCIEUSE LIMITED EDITION ILLUMINATING POWDER




Monday, July 14, 2014

13 ORCHID HAZE TOM FORD EYE COLOR QUAD - SWATCHES AND REVIEW


I was recently in the market for a Tom Ford eyeshadow quad. I had been wanting to try them ever since their launch several years back; I believe in late 2011. But let's face it, Tom Ford is quite an expensive brand. The eyeshadow quads are a little on the price-y side with a current retail price of $79.00 USD and they contain about .35 oz of product. The luxurious packaging is quite nice as well. Each quad (which are quite hefty) are stored in a brown suede pouch, feature a magnetic closure, have an enclosed mirror and contain two dual ended makeup applicators. Whether the price is justifiable or not the packaging and design sure make it look like its worth it.

Well after much consideration I finally went with 13 Orchid Haze. I was drawn to this quad because it houses a unique assortment of eyeshadows: (top left) a shimmery warm peach, (top right) a shimmery taupe, (bottom left) a medium pink mauve, and (bottom right) a dark matte eggplant. Each of these shades can be worn alone or all together and still look amazing. I can definitely see myself getting a lot of uses out of this quad and the shades are very complimentary to many skintones.



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