Friday, January 30, 2009

EXTRA POINT!!! Bobbi Brown Free Shipping!

At Bobbi Brown online this weekend, get Free Shipping when you enter BLUSHED at checkout!! *Offer code required. Valid 1/30/09 - 2/1/09 (midnight ET) only on

I just love that the Superbowl celebration is overflowing to the makeup world!!

SCORE!! Sephora Ships Free...

Gimme an S-E-P-H-O-R-A!! What's that spell? FREE SHIPPING!!

It's almost game day and pretty makes a pass!

FREE SHIPPING on all SEPHORA orders, all weekend long.
Use promo code PLAYPRETTY at checkout.*

Shop, and score >

* Enter promotion code PLAYPRETTY to receive free standard shipping on your online merchandise order. Not valid in Canada, retail stores, or on previous purchases. Cannot be used in conjunction with other promotion codes. Offer valid through 2/2/09 at 11:59pm PST. Sephora reserves the right to end or change this promotional offer at any time.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Origins Youthtopia Event

ORIGINS is holding a Youthtopia™ mini-facial event from January 22-25. Get a complimentary skin-firming facial and receive a free 2 week supply of Youthtopia™ Firming eye cream with any skin care purchase. Check out before and after pics here showing the effects of using the new Youthtopia™ Age-correcting serum with Rhodiola. Origins claims that you’ll see and feel tighter, tauter skin texture, fewer lines and wrinkles and a complexion that appears significantly younger. Origins also states that the patent-pending Rhodiola, the legendary adaptogenic herb linked to longevity, kick starts skin’s natural repair to help reenergize, visibly correct lines and renew skin’s vibrant and youthful function. The pics do show some impressive improvement. At the very least, I'm up for a free facial!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Bye-Bye Bush!

Though this is a great sale, I am posting this promo from BLISS in honor of W's last day more for the "funny" than the deal (but definitely take advantage of the offer if you can). Thanks for the giggle BLISS copywriters!!

Fine print: *20% service discount is valid on Brazilian Bikini Wax appointments at participating Bliss Spa locations for appointments booked between 1/19/09 and 2/1/09 only. 20% product discount is valid on Ingrown Hair Eliminating Peeling Pads, Poetic Wax Kit and Get Out Of Hair! lotion only, in participating Bliss Spa locations and at only – offer expires 2/1/09.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Nordstrom 18 Piece Gift!!

With your $85 beauty or fragrance purchase, get this 18 piece gift!! Go to NORDSTROM for details!! There's samples from Laura Mercier, Lancome, Kinerase, Juicy Couture, Prada, Shiseido, Origins and many more high-end samples (17 total - sweet). Also includes a sunny yellow makeup case.

Ready, Set, GROW!

For those of you with less-than mile-long eyelashes, which everyone seems to covet these days, there is a new eyelash-lengthening drug called LATISSE™ that has been approved by the FDA. The first step is talking to your doctor because it is a prescription drug. To find out if LATISSE™ is right for you, please consult your doctor (and by doctor, I, personally, recommend you go to your eye doctor, preferably an ophthamologist).

Is LATISSE™ right for you?
While most everyone may want the look of longer, fuller and darker lashes, not everyone may be right for the treatment. Your doctor will have to evaluate your medical history to determine if you are a good candidate. You should not use LATISSE™ if you have an active eye condition, including an eye infection, or have broken or irritated skin on your eyelid. And if you are using products for elevated intraocular pressure (which I have - it's like glaucoma, but without any vision loss), you should only use LATISSE™ after consulting with your doctor.

What are the side effects?
The most common side effects after using LATISSE™ solution are an itching sensation in the eyes and/or eye redness. This was reported in approximately 4% of patients. LATISSE™ solution may cause other less common side effects which typically occur on the skin close to where LATISSE™ is applied, or in the eyes. These include skin darkening, eye irritation, dryness of the eyes, and redness of the eyelids.

Is LATISSE™ safe?
LATISSE™ is an FDA-approved prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker and darker. Hypotrichosis is another name for having inadequate or not enough eyelashes. The FDA reviewed clinical study results to verify the identity, potency, purity, and stability of the ingredients, and demonstrated that the product is safe and effective for its intended use if used as prescribed.

I'm not a doctor, but having taken glaucoma medication in the past, you really do need to play it safe with this drug - and it is a drug, not a cosmetic. I would give anything not to have eye problems, and though I understand wanting to look good, please weigh the pros and cons. That said, I admit that my eyelashes did grow while I was taking my glaucoma medicine. I was not on it that long (thankfully), but I did notice some growth, so I think this drug could help those of you with "less-than" lashes.

If anyone tries it (I will not due to my past and current glaucoma-related problems), please let me know how it worked for you!