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IT Cosmetics QVC Steal!

IT Cosmetics, CC+ Your Way To Radiant Skin! 5-Piece Collection, #ITCosmetics #ItGirl #QVCBeauty #YourRadiantSkin

IT Cosmetics, CC+ Your Way To Radiant Skin! 5-Piece Collection

Press SampleTODAY This collection will be available at QVC.com at a SUPER LOW price! SO low, that I wasn’t even told what the price would actually be! The only hint I was given was that this set–valued at $172 if each item was purchased individually–would be available at QVC today for under $60!

Sorry I don’t have my own photos or swatches yet readers, but I’ve reviewed enough IT Cosmetics product at this point that you know I’m a fan.  Included in the set are the following:

  • Your Skin But Better Anti-Aging Full Coverage Physical SPF 50 CC+ Cream Illumination (SPF 50 is so critical here in the desert)
  • Anti-Aging Vitality Face Disc
  • Heavenly Luxe Radiance Wand Brush (IT Cosmetics makeup brushes are second to none)!
  • Luxe High-Performance Anti-Aging Eye Shadow Trio (in the shade “Pretty in Spring”)
  • No-Tug Dual Airbrush Eyeshadow Brush

CLICK HERE TO HEAD OVER!

The product in this beauty news post was received as a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

Saks Designer Sale Rages On!

Don't Miss The Saks Designer Sale!

Don’t Miss The Saks Designer Sale

saks-saleDid you know that the Saks Designer Sale is still in progress? Discounts are up to 40% off of designer merchandise. Click the link below to head straight over there!

For some truly epic deals, check out the sale selection from 3.1 Phillip Lim, Michael Kors, Pucci, Missoni, Saint Laurent, Splendid, Tory Burch, and St. John.

We’ve taken UP TO 40% OFF Designer Apparel. Shop Sale.

Reminder: Bloomingdales Friends and Family Sale!

Bloomingdale's
bloomingdales-friends-family-2015Just a quick reminder readers that the Bloomingdales Friends and Family sale continues until 3/29/15! This eagerly anticipated sale is 25% off of SO MUCH merchandise, and higher than the usual 20% off!

Don’t miss this deal, readers! Click the link to head directly to the shopping madness!

Bloomingdale’s Friends & Family Sale: Save 25% sitewide (15% off electronics) with code FRIENDS. Offer valid 3/23 through 3/29!

Bloomingdales F&F Sale Details!

Take 25% off almost all purchases for women, men, kids and home with code. Take 20% off a selection of fine jewelry. Take 15% off a selection of small electrics. Offer valid online only March 23-24, 2015. Offer valid online and in store March 25-29, 2015.

Offer excludes the following:

Women: Agent Provocateur, UGG® Australia Loungewear, Alexa Chung for AG, Armani Black, Armani Collezioni, Burberry, Canada Goose, Women’s Designer Departments (Akris Punto, Lela Rose, Yigal Azrouel, Barbara Bui, Chanel, Boutique Moschino, Carolina Herrera, Burberry London, Narciso Rodriguez, Paule Ka, Hotel Particulier, St John, Oscar de la Renta, Escada, Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, Kaufman Franco), Herve Leger, Koral Activewear, Max Mara, Maximilian Fur Services, Moncler, Nike, Oscar De La Renta leased, Ralph Lauren Collection, Ralph Lauren Black Label, Sonia by Sonia Rykiel, Sonia Rykiel, Tory Burch, Under Armour.

Accessories: Burberry Seasonal Accessories, Tory Burch Scarves, Alex and Ani, Pandora, Tory Burch, Michele Watches, Shinola, Tory Burch Watches, Chloe jewelry, Celine women’s sunglasses, Chanel women’s sunglasses. Women’s Shoes: AGL, Birkenstock, Burberry, Chanel, Charlotte Olympia, Chloe, Christian Dior, Fendi, Salvatore Ferragamo, Giuseppe Zanotti, Gucci, Hunter, Jimmy Choo, MCM, Miu Miu, Moschino, Munro, Prada, Robert Clergerie, Sergio Rossi, Stella McCartney, Stuart Weitzman, Tory Burch, UGG® Australia, Vince.

Handbags: Bottega Veneta, Burberry, Chanel, Charlotte Olympia, Chloe, Dior, Fendi, Salvatore Ferragamo, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, MCM, Moschino, Miu Miu, MZ Wallace, Prada, Stella McCartney, Tory Burch. Men: Armani, Burberry, Canada Goose, Church’s, Clare V., Eidos, Etro, Salvatore Ferragamo, Gucci, Hancock, Havianas, Herschel, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Made to Measure, MCM, Mens Electronics/Tech, Missoni, Moncler, Montblanc, Motorola, Prada, Ralph Lauren Black Label, Ralph Lauren Black Label Denim, Serapian, Thomas Pink, Toms, UGG® Australia, UGG® Australia Robes & Loungewear, Vilebrequin, YSL, Z Zegna.

Kids: 4MOMS, BabyBjorn, Bugaboo, Burberry, Canada Goose, Cybex, DCI, Ergobaby, Jacadi, Maclaren, Maxi-cosi, Mikihouse, Mini Jetson, Moncler, Nike, Skullcandy, Stokke, Tartine, Tartine et chocolat, Toms, UGG® Australia, Under Armour, UPPAbaby.

Home: Carl Hansen & Son, Christofle Sterling Silver, Cutlery, Rimowa, Swash, Tempur-Pedic, Vitamix.

Fine Jewelry: David Yurman, TAG Heuer, online only: Ippolita.

Offer excludes Cosmetics & Fragrances, Space NK, Gift Cards, Shop at Home Services, Rug Cleaning Services, Interior Design Special Orders. Not valid on Fragrances at Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Stores. Home merchandise not available at Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Stores. Cannot be combined with any other offer at The Outlets. Cannot be combined with any other certificate offer. Not transferable. Not valid on prior purchases or bill payments. Not valid at Bloomingdale’s Dubai. All employees of Bloomingdale’s and its affiliates are excluded.

Borghese Dual-Ended Brush Collection

Borghese Dual-Ended Brush Collection

Borghese Dual-Ended Brush Collection

Press SamplePortable? Check. Pretty? Triple check!

This Borghese Professional Select Double-Ended Cosmetic Brush Collection isn’t just portable, it’s practical!  Each travel-sized brush features a dual-ended design that gives you the functionality of an eight brush set while taking up the space of only four.  If you have travel plans for Spring Break, or Summer, you need this in your life!

Retail price is $39. Click HERE to shop Borghese.com.  Click through the jump to see more photos and read more about the brushes included! [Read more…]

Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse

Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse

Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse

Borghese Eclissare Review

Borghese Eclissare Review

Borghese Eclissare Review

Borghese Eclissare Review

Borghese Shadow Light Eye Palette

Borghese Shadow Light Eye Palette

Press SampleThere’s no brand with a more fairytale beginning than Borghese. Founded by a stylish Italian Princess, this brand has been around for around 60 years!  The brand recently launched some modern paletettes with a packaging facelift, and let me tell you it’s time to revisit this regal, royal brand. I was simply wowed by the Eclissare shadow palettes Borghese passed along for me to test. The Borghese formula feels like silk during application, and applies a high-pigment even color. The packaging is a classic, simple black quilted design that’s easy on the eyes.

Retail price is $55.  Click HERE to shop Borghese.com.  Click through the jump and keep scrolling for swatches of the entire Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse shadow palette. [Read more…]

Eddie Funkhouser Lip Color

Eddie Funkhouser Lips!

Eddie Funkhouser Review

Eddie Funkhouser Review

Press SampleNothing jazzes this jaded makeup lover more than getting my hands on a brand I’ve never used, especially when even my most critical friends have been gushing over it.  Eddie Funkhouser decided to pass along some of his incredible lip products for the entire Makeup Wars team to test drive, and I was so excited!

Before I give you a closer look, I want to talk pricing.  I recently explained to my regular readers that I do my best to sample product without reading any promotional materials or looking at pricing.  My goal is to provide as unbiased a review as possible.  This former buyer also loves to guess what the retail is, based on the performance and appearance of the product.  I am rarely surprised, but Eddie Funkhouser lip color performed like prestige product, at a much lower price point than expected!

Keep reading for more on each lip color formula, swatches, and prices!

Eddie Funkhouser Lip Color

Eddie Funkhouser Lipstick Review

Eddie Funkhouser Lip Color Review

First impressions? Luxurious, sleek, and contemporary.  These lipsticks just look expensive, don’t you think?

Eddie Funkhouser Lipstick:  Strip Search and Innuendo

Eddie Funkhouser Lip Color: Strip Search (Chromographic Lip Color) and Innuendo

At the left is Strip Search, a vivid magenta Chromographic Lip Color delivering rich color and shine. At the right is Innuendo, a Hyperreal Nourishing Lip Color that feels as soothing as a lip treatment, and looks lustrous.

Eddie Funkhouser Lipstick:  Strip Search and Innuendo (HYPERREAL NOURISHING LIP COLOR) Swatches

Eddie Funkhouser Lipstick: Strip Search and Innuendo Swatches

Strip Search has a semi-sheer finish, and Innuendo delivers a more full-coverage color with a satin finish.  Each retails for $11.99.  Click HERE to head to Eddie Funkhouser to buy, or keep scrolling for some glossy glosses!

Eddie Funkhouser Lip Gloss

Eddie Funkhouser Glosses

Eddie Funkhouser Glosses

Eddie Funkhouser:  Meow Meow, Belle De Jour, and Stolen Kisses

Eddie Funkhouser: Meow Meow, Belle De Jour, and Stolen Kisses

Once again, the packaging looks luxe and modern.  These glosses feature a sponge-tip wand for application.  The gloss formula feels emollient and smooth, not sticky or heavy.

Eddie Funkhouser:  Meow Meow, Belle De Jour, and Stolen Kisses Swatches

Eddie Funkhouser: Meow Meow, Belle De Jour, and Stolen Kisses Swatches

Swatches from the left is Meow Meow, a gorgeous neutral beige. Belle De Jour, a bright medium pink, and Stolen Kisses a neutral that leans pink laced with sparkle.  Retail is $10.99.

Click HERE to shop EddieFunkhouser.com.  Click through the other members of the Makeup Wars team below, to see what they think of Eddie Funkhouser Lip Color!  My bet?  They’re all in love with it as I am!

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Bloomingdales F&F Alert!

Bloomingdale's
bloomingdales-friends-family-2015It’s here! It’s finally HERE! The Bloomingdales Friends and Family Sale starts TODAY and ends on 3/29/15! This sale is huge for so many reasons!
1) The discount is 25% off this year, and normally it’s only 20%. Capitalize on that extra 5% off readers!
2) Bloomies is simultaneously running a “beauty treats” promotion, where you’ll get a free gift with any $125 beauty purchase.
3) The jewelry discount is 20% off. 20% on jewelry is HUGE!  Electrics are also 15% off, rather than the usual 10%.
4) Bloomingdales is running an epic Estee Lauder GWP with any $45 or more.

Don’t miss this deal, readers!  Click the link to head directly to the shopping madness!

Bloomingdale’s Friends & Family Sale: Save 25% sitewide (15% off electronics) with code FRIENDS. Offer valid 3/23 through 3/29!

Bloomingdales F&F Sale Exclusions!

DISCLAIMER/EXCLUSIONS: Take 25% off almost all purchases for women, men, kids and home with code. Take 20% off a selection of fine jewelry. Take 15% off a selection of small electrics. Offer valid online only March 23-24, 2015. Offer valid online and in store March 25-29, 2015. Offer excludes the following

Women: Agent Provocateur, UGG® Australia Loungewear, Alexa Chung for AG, Armani Black, Armani Collezioni, Burberry, Canada Goose, Women’s Designer Departments (Akris Punto, Lela Rose, Yigal Azrouel, Barbara Bui, Chanel, Boutique Moschino, Carolina Herrera, Burberry London, Narciso Rodriguez, Paule Ka, Hotel Particulier, St John, Oscar de la Renta, Escada, Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, Kaufman Franco), Herve Leger, Koral Activewear, Max Mara, Maximilian Fur Services, Moncler, Nike, Oscar De La Renta leased, Ralph Lauren Collection, Ralph Lauren Black Label, Sonia by Sonia Rykiel, Sonia Rykiel, Tory Burch, Under Armour.

Accessories: Burberry Seasonal Accessories, Tory Burch Scarves, Alex and Ani, Pandora, Tory Burch, Michele Watches, Shinola, Tory Burch Watches, Chloe jewelry, Celine women’s sunglasses, Chanel women’s sunglasses. Women’s Shoes: AGL, Birkenstock, Burberry, Chanel, Charlotte Olympia, Chloe, Christian Dior, Fendi, Salvatore Ferragamo, Giuseppe Zanotti, Gucci, Hunter, Jimmy Choo, MCM, Miu Miu, Moschino, Munro, Prada, Robert Clergerie, Sergio Rossi, Stella McCartney, Stuart Weitzman, Tory Burch, UGG® Australia, Vince.

Handbags: Bottega Veneta, Burberry, Chanel, Charlotte Olympia, Chloe, Dior, Fendi, Salvatore Ferragamo, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, MCM, Moschino, Miu Miu, MZ Wallace, Prada, Stella McCartney, Tory Burch. Men: Armani, Burberry, Canada Goose, Church’s, Clare V., Eidos, Etro, Salvatore Ferragamo, Gucci, Hancock, Havianas, Herschel, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Made to Measure, MCM, Mens Electronics/Tech, Missoni, Moncler, Montblanc, Motorola, Prada, Ralph Lauren Black Label, Ralph Lauren Black Label Denim, Serapian, Thomas Pink, Toms, UGG® Australia, UGG® Australia Robes & Loungewear, Vilebrequin, YSL, Z Zegna.

Kids: 4MOMS, BabyBjorn, Bugaboo, Burberry, Canada Goose, Cybex, DCI, Ergobaby, Jacadi, Maclaren, Maxi-cosi, Mikihouse, Mini Jetson, Moncler, Nike, Skullcandy, Stokke, Tartine, Tartine et chocolat, Toms, UGG® Australia, Under Armour, UPPAbaby.

Home: Carl Hansen & Son, Christofle Sterling Silver, Cutlery, Rimowa, Swash, Tempur-Pedic, Vitamix.

Fine Jewelry: David Yurman, TAG Heuer, online only: Ippolita.

Offer excludes Cosmetics & Fragrances, Space NK, Gift Cards, Shop at Home Services, Rug Cleaning Services, Interior Design Special Orders. Not valid on Fragrances at Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Stores. Home merchandise not available at Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Stores. Cannot be combined with any other offer at The Outlets. Cannot be combined with any other certificate offer. Not transferable. Not valid on prior purchases or bill payments. Not valid at Bloomingdale’s Dubai. All employees of Bloomingdale’s and its affiliates are excluded.

Aveeno Makeup Removing Wipes

Aveeno Positively Radiant

Aveeno Positively Radiant

Press Sample, AmbassadorI started my “job” as an Aveeno Ambassador with the easiest task possible for a beauty blogger, testing makeup remover!

On any given day, I’m swatching foundation, lipstick, and eye makeup. Let’s see how Aveeno’s freshly-scented makeup removing wipes can handle all three! [Read more…]

Luxurious Beauty

Sometimes, you just need a little treat.  Today I wrote a guest post for Phyrra, showcasing my favorite luxurious beauty items from companies that don’t conduct any animal testing.  Click HERE to surf on over to enjoy it!

Exuviance Skincare Review

Exuviance Skincare Regimen, Review #bblogger #exuviance #skincare

Exuviance Skincare Regimen

Exuviance Skincare Review

Exuviance Skincare Review

Press SampleI’m a long-time fan of Exuviance, and lately have been gun-shy on skincare trials, so naturally it seemed like a great idea to reach out to a brand I know and love to see if I could give an entire skincare regimen a thorough test-drive for your reading pleasure!

In response to my interest, the team at Exuviance passed along the skincare trio photographed above:  Exuviance Multi-Protection Day Crème, Exuviance Evening Restorative Complex, and Exuviance Vitamin C+ Anti-Aging Booster. Click through the jump to read about each product and my Exuviance skincare review!  Retailers of Exuviance include NeoStrata.com and Ulta! [Read more…]