Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Urban Decay Friends and Family Holiday Sale! 20% off EVERYTHING!


Discount cannot be combined with any other offer. Limit 5 pieces of the same item/shade per order. Offer good 12 am PST 11/1/2011-11:59 pm PST 11/05/2011.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

H&M x Versace

I'm all for watered down couture especially if it costs less than a third the original price! View the ENTIRE collection here!

The line will be available in stores November 19th. :]

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sephora's Friends and Family SALE 2011

Get your shopping lists ready LADIES!

Offer valid 10/20/11 through 11/2/11 at 11:59 pm PST/PDT with any merchandise order on sephora.com. Online promo code cannot be used in retail stores or sephora inside jcpenney. Enter your unique promotion code during checkout to receive 20% off your entire online merchandise purchase. Promo code may be only be used once, is non-transferable, is not valid on previous purchases, on Canadian online purchases, nor with the purchase of eGift certificates or gift cards. Only one promo code per email address and only five email addresses per computer. Cannot be used in conjunction with other promotions/offers. Sephora reserves the right to end or change this promotion offer at any time. By providing your e-mail address, you agree to receive e-mail announcements in accordance with our privacy policy.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Stlia Friends and Family Sale!

Get 20% off + free shipping by using the code FRIENDS2011. It expires 9/27 so step on it LADIES. **Does not apply to last call items, gift sets, or pro-artists discounts. Limit one code usage per person.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Urban Decay Sale on HauteLook.com!

September is beauty month on Hautelook and if you haven't jumped on the Lorac sale or the Macadamia Hair sale yet, then keep your eye out for the Urban Decay sale! Take a sneak peak here.

Friday, August 12, 2011

NYX Cosmetics SALE on HauteLook.com!

Save 40% off NYX Cosmetics during the NYX sale! No code needed. This sale includes makeup sets made ready for you to use as a complete look, lipsticks sets, eyeliner sets, loose eyeshadow sets...

Check out the sale here: http://www.hautelook.com/

Monday, August 8, 2011

Tart Cosmetics Friends and Family sale! 30% OFF!

It's getting to be that time of year again when all the FF sales start popping up! Starting today through August 15, Tarte will be having their FF Sale! Along with a 30% off discount (Use code FFAUG) on their products, if you spend $40 or more you get free shipping AND a free gift!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Nicki Minaj and Rick Martin for MAC Viva Glam 2012

Ricky Martin and Nicki Minaj have just been announced as the new 2012 faces for MAC's Viva Glam. If you don't know by now, Viva Glam was "Established in 1994 to support men, women and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS globally, VIVA GLAM I, II, III, IV, V and VI, were launched as continuous shades that have achieved remarkable success."

100 percent of the proceeds from Viva Glam lip products sales go straight to help the fight against HIV/AIDS. I wonder what colors they'll be rockin?

Friday, July 22, 2011

Crown Brushes on HauteLook!

Events ends MONDAY! They have brushes AND palettes on sale! CLICK HERE TO START SHOPPING!

IMATS LA 2012 Dates announced and tickets are now on sale!

If you missed out on this year's IMATS, don't worry because now you can start planning for next year's IMATS! They released the dates recently and have also started selling tickets. I noticed, unfortunately, they've raised the prices... bummer. I guess that gives you more of a push to buy NOW!

FAQs from IMATS' website:

Q: What are the presale ticket prices?
A: Prices until May 21, 2012 (5 p.m. PDT)
Regular tickets: 1 day/ $40 USD
2 day/ $70 USD
Exhibit Floor Only: $30 USD

Prices from May 22 to June 21, 2012 (5:00 p.m. PDT)
Regular tickets: 1 day/ $45 USD
2 day/ $75 USD
Exhibit Floor Only: $35 USD

Q: May I purchase tickets at the door?
A: Yes, tickets are available at the door unless they sell out prior to event. Door ticket prices are:
1-day ticket: $50 USD
2-day ticket: $80 USD
Exhibit Floor Only: $40 USD
Child ticket (under 12): $20 USD

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Yogurtland x Sanrio COMING JULY 21st!

Yogurtland and Sanrio have a collaboration beginning July 21, 2011. Limited edition merchandise featuring Hello Kitty and other Sanrio characters will be available at all Yogurtland locations for six weeks.

Hello Kitty and Sanrio friends will make an appearance at Yogurtland's Beverly Connection location in Los Angeles on July 20. Free frozen yogurt will be given away at the store from 12 PM to 2 PM.

A Hello Kitty pluse dress in a Yogurtland uniform and other items like key chains and t-shirts featuring all four characters will be sold at prices ranging from $3.50 for a key chain to $19.99 for a t-shirt. Yogurtland x Sanrio cup and biodegradable spoons will also be featured.

This collabo reminds of the 2009 Yogurtland x Toki Doki collabo. I simply CANNOT WAIT!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

E.l.f. x Mac x Parian Spirit Brush cleaner Comparison and Review

I've been using the MAC Brush Cleanser for quite a while now as an on the spot brush cleaner and a deep cleaner at the end of every week. I've been very satisfied so far but after purchasing a bottle of Parian Spirit Brush Cleaner from IMATS LA 2011 and a bottle of E.l.f.'s Brush Shampoo online I felt like doing a comparison between the three anti-bacterial cleaners.

Keep in mind I used three different duo fiber brushes:
  • MAC 187 (goat and synthetic fibres)
  • Ecotools Finishing Brush from the Alicia Silverstone Collection (synthetic taklon bristles)
  • MUFE 55N (goat and nylon bristles)

All three brushes are of similar size, length and density. I used each brush one time to apply MUFE HD Foundation to my face. Then I washed each brush with a different cleaner for a minute each to compare how clean they would get.

1. E.l.f. brush shampoo ($3 US for 4.1 oz) and the MAC 187 brush. I only used about a dime sized amount of the shampoo. Dampened the brush and swirled away! I typically like to clean my brush against my palm.

Directions from E.l.f:
  • Cleanse brush regularly by massaging a small amount of the shampoo with water and working it through the bristle from the base of the brush outward.
  • Rinse thoroughly and gently squeeze out excess water.
  • Reshape the bristles and lay flat on a clean cloth to fully dry before next use.
2. MAC Brush Cleanser ($12 US for 7.9 oz) and the Ecotools Brush. I filled my palm with about an ounce of cleaner and swirled away. I actually like the subtle alcohol/"cleaner" scent that this cleanser has. I did need a lot more cleaner to clean this brush as the brush absorbed all the cleaner I had in the palm of my hand and even after cleaning the brush for a minute there was still some residue left.

Directions from MAC:
Brush Cleanser leaves your brushes smelling fresh and clean, and helps shorten their drying time. Apply to damp brushes and work through. Rince well, reshape and lay flat to dry.

3. Parian Spirit Brush Cleaner ($11.99 US for 8 oz.) and the MUFE 55N brush. Again, I filled my palm with an ounce of cleaner and swirled away. The citrus scent was definitely overwhelming for me. Just like the MAC brush cleanser I had to use a good amount of product to get the brush clean.

Directions from Parian Spirit:
Pour just enough into a glass jar to cover the bristles of the brush. Swirl brush til clean. Dry with paper towel or terry cloth. (*For this review I did NOT put in in a glass jar)

After I cleaned and washed out each brush I swept each brush on a paper towel and here are the results:

(L-R) E.l.f Brush Shampoo left no residue, MAC Brush Cleanser left an obvious amount, Parian Spirit Brush Cleaner left some residue but left a citrus scent.

Overall I think the E.l.f. Brush Shampoo does a better job and removing product off of a brush. Considering the tiny amount of product I used and its price I will probably use it again for deep cleaning. You really have to rinse it out well but it does clean your brush. The MAC Brush Cleanser is still my fave. It get's the job done but I go through it like crazy since you need a lot of the cleaner to fully clean a brush. The Parian Spirit Brush Cleaner is just as great but the citrus scent is a turn off for me. My MUFE 55N brush STILL SMELLS LIKE CITRUS. The E.l.f. Brush Shampoo left no scent and I can say the same for the MAC Brush Cleanser even though there's a hint of alcohol while cleaning.

Hope you guys found this helpful! Feel free to ask questions, comment, etc. and don't forget to check out my YouTube channel: The Sake of Vanity.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

What 365 days worth of makeup looks like when applied in one day.

Dutch artists Lenert Engelberts and Sander Plug painted model Hannelore Knuts, the new face of Swiss fashion house Akris, one layer at a time. It took nine long, straight hours, seven bottles of foundation, two bottles of "Creamy Eyes," three "Milky Lips" pens and two bottles of blush were used up... a total of 228.40ml of makeup to finish this grotesque look. I DON'T recommend this at all!

You can watch the video of the entire stunt here.

Luke, I.... am.... your.... HAIRDRESSER.

I stumbled upon this on Behance.net, a site where creative minds can connect and share their fab ideas. This is a concept by Tembolat Gugkaev, an Industrial Designer from Saint Petersburg, Russia.

This hairdryer was obviously inspired by Star Wars. I'm actually not a big fan of Star Wars or Star Trek buuut I must say this hairdryer is pretty bad ass.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Temporary Lip Tattoos from Violent Lips

Remember those temporary tattoos you'd place all over you as a kid? Violent Lips has taken the same concept and created TEMPORARY LIP TATTOOS! The prints look fun and vibrant and there's a great variety of colors as well. I think they'd be great for Halloween!

Company provided info:
"Violent Lips is a Temporary Lip Tattoo that is Safe for Ages 3+, Vitamin enhanced and lasts 4-8 hours depending on skin type and care. The product is FDA approved, contains no animal products and is tested on supermodels, not animals. The product is easy to apply and can be removed by using baby oil or mineral oil with a textured wipe. "

You can also top off your lip tattoo with chap stick or lip gloss as they are "long lasting and super easy to apply." Each Violent Lip package includes 3 Appliques and are priced about the same price as a MAC lipstick. After applying you have to wait about 5 minutes for the tattoo to seal then you can eat, drink or put anything on.

For a limited time ViolentLips.com is offering free shipping in the US with any order and free international shipping with the purchase of THREE or more products.

Which ones would you guys dare to rock? I've ordered some of them so stay tuned for a review!

Friday, June 17, 2011

New! Vera Wang's White for David's Bridal Fall 2011 Collection!

I'm sure all you brides, like myself, have been dying to see what Ms. Vera Wang has in store for Fall. Today, David's Bridal FINALLY put up preview pics of the Fall 2011 collection along with videos for your viewing pleasure. The new fall collection includes new bridal gowns, bridesmaids dresses, veils and peep toe shoes!

Below are some of my faves.

Wedding Gowns

Bridesmaids Dresses


To "experience the collection" head on over to a David's Bridal near you on June 22nd OR preview them online here. What do you guys think about the new collection?