Stila special $5 foundations

by cate on October 8, 2011

Stila Cosmetics is giving everyone one last chance to stock up on their discontinued foundations and tinted moisturizers. From now until Tuesday, October 11, 2011, you can buy a bottle for $5 with a maximum of 5 bottles of any one kind per order.  You can place multiple orders if you want more than 5. My personal favorite is the Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 and I bought a few of the Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer to give it a try.  The good news is that if you fall in love with these, you’ll still be able to get them because a newer version has been released.  The two Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizers are being combined into an SPF 20 and they are now water resistant. The Illuminating  Tinted Moisturizer and Bronze Tinted Moisturizer is the same SPF but will also be water resistant.  So grab the oldies at $5 and the newer versions when you use up your 5 bottles (or 10 or 20…..)

Here is what is in the sale:

  • Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer (SPF 15) – colors available: bare, fair, warm, tone, medium, dark, tan, bronze
  • Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer (SPF 30/oil free) – colors available: light, light 03, medium, medium 0
  • One Step Makeup – colors available: fair, light, tone, dark, tan, warm, deep
  • Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer (SPF 15) – colors available: shade 02
  • Bronzing Tinted Moisturizer – colors available: currently out of stock

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Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

by cate on September 26, 2011

Dear Urban Decay,

I am sorry to say that it isn’t me, it is you.  I know we just hit our one year anniversary mark where I discovered your squeeze tube and excitedly brought you home to me, but I must move on.  We had some good times in the beginning but then you let yourself go.  You put on some thickness and made it just about impossible to squeeze you from the tube. Then I gave in and bought you a new pot to call home. It proved to be roomier for a while but then you started to harden and cause pain to my eyelids.  So with sadness, I must say goodbye.  Our relationship was fun while it lasted but I need to move on to another eyeshadow primer.

Sincerely,

Cate

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What to do with imitation crabmeat

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What’s that smell?

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Found: Replacement pads for the She Uemura Eyelash Curler

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Stila Tinted Moisturizer – grab it before its gone!

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It is sample testing time!

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Beauty Review: Sephora Eye Lash Curler

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Fall Trends: The Red Lip

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Budget Alternative to MoroccanOil

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I wrote about MoroccanOil earlier this summer in a piece called “Have You Tried MoroccanOil Yet?”  In that piece, I praised the discovery of MoroccanOil as a blessing to my hair as it has made it healthier and more manageable. One thing I was cautious about was the price tag. While you can find the [...]

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