Sephora V.I.B. Discount Event!

Yes, it’s that time again when Sephora sends their shopaholics the coveted event bringing shock and awe.  Look what landed in my mailbox today…

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Sephora VIB Spring Event - 29 March 2012 - 6 April 2012

Billed as “9 Full Days of Savings For a Stylish Spring”, Sephora invites all VIBs to a special Chic Week event with a special ‘preview day’ on March 29, 2012 in all Sephora stores, Sephora inside JCPenney and Sephora.com (use code CHICVIB for US checkout only). The event runs from 29 March through 6 April of 2012. If the preview day is anything this year like it was last year, be prepared for sheer craziness, long lines and people acting as if they’ve never seen a Sephora before in their lives. If you aren’t a VIB but know one, try to ask politely/bribe/kidnap one as VIBs can bring a friend with them on March 29 to also get the discount. Pay it forward, folks!

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Sephora VIBs -- Resistance, is futile.

So, any of you VIB readers planning on hauling anything for 15% off? I’d highly suggest snagging the NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer and the Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism palettes.

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My bank account hates it when these postcards arrive from Sephora

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Makeup Intelligence: Chanel Summer 2012 [Updated!]

UPDATE! This collection is NOW AVAILABLE on Chanel.com‘s website.

Thanks to CafeMakeup.com, there are some preliminary images of Chanel’s Summer 2012 collection.  Let’s take a look, shall we?

Chanel 2012 Summer Collection -- Pretty heavy on the warm colors. (source: CafeMakeup.com)

I really can’t say I’m enthused about this collection.  The colors skew too warm for me and the palette is rather bland.  This is definitely a collection for those who aren’t big risk takers in the color department this Summer.  What are your thoughts?

Chanel Summer 2012 Collection -- Release date TBC

Chanel Summer 2012 Collection -- Release date TBC

Makeup Intelligence: Rescue Beauty Lounge Fan Collection

UPDATE! > I finally have mine and here’s the preview w/ swatches!

FINALLY, the fan collection nail polishes from Rescue Beauty Lounge are available for pre-order!

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The gorgeous polishes concieved by die-hard RBL, brought to life by Ji Baek

Late last year when I had just gotten into RBL, I was able to vote for two polishes. Both of them made it into the final cut. As for which ones–that can wait. Considering at the time of this writing only about 16 precious hours are left for the pre-orderand if you don’t get them now, you will have to wait until late April.

Have you pre-ordered yet? Or did you miss it?  EIther way, let’s look closer at these four fabulous colors so you know what to order and what to get backup bottles of.  Please note descriptions and press photos of all shades are credited to the RescueBeauty.com website.

Halcyon (Fan Collection)

Danielle’s dream color is a soft, sage green with a pink glimmer of brilliant reflective shine, just like when the morning dew tenderly kisses a succulent plant. The beauty of succulents keeps her calm and serene.

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Halcyon -- Shimmery serene green w/ pink shimmery goodness

Aqua Lily (Fan Collection)

A few years ago, I was lucky enough to visit the Kuda Huraa Island of the Maldives. The turquoise water is a crystal-clear sea green and what really had me spellbound was that it reflected a shimmery-pink hue from the shedding scales of the colorful, vivid, and exotic tropical fish. This color is Kay-Di Kat’s homage to her beloved mom, Lily, an Aquarius who swims like an enchanting mermaid. I imagine Lily swimming in this paradise with its mesmerizing water in the Island of the Maldives

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Aqua Lilly -- Reminds me of an old-school fishtail 50's Cadillac. My 1st choice vote!

Cuprum (Cu) (Fan Collection)

The metamorphic moment when the presence of ammonia meets copper (II) transforms into a radiant blue. Cuprum is Latin for copper, and the dual nature of this element is what Neeta wanted to capture in a bottle.

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Cuprum(Cu) - The geek in me saw the chemical symbol for copper first, then the gorgeous color! My 2nd place vote!

IKB: 2012 (Fan Collection)

A bright, vibrant, electric blue with blurple (blue-purple) in a jelly finish, hence, the creation of the most densely pigmented jelly-like finish I’ve ever made. Nora’s endless search for that Yves Klein signature blue (International Klein Blue) is finally over.

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IKB:2012 - A crazy blue jelly that reminds me of Cobalt blue on crack

Due to an increase in raw materials and Ji’s determination to keep the quality of her polish to the standard we all know and are rabid about, these polishes will retail for $20 USD each. Like a good little RBL, I pre-ordered all four and will review them once I’ve received them in late April/early May. In the meantime, four lucky bloggers got their hands on these polishes and have reviewed them. So while you wait or wonder which ones to buy or are backup-worthy, check out the reviews from Scrangie, All Lacquered Up, Kellie Gonzo and Nails and Noms.

So are you planning on ordering? Any colors you just have to have?

Makeup Intel: Deborah Lippmann Mirrored Chrome Nail Lacquer

While surfing the Neiman Marcus website I spied some more delicious nail goodness from one of my favorite nail brands, Deborah Lippmann. All hail the new Mirrored Chrome Nail Lacquers!

“I am thrilled to introduce my new Mirrored Chrome Nail Lacquer. An elegant new formulathat creates a true mirrored, chrome-like finish. Previously something you could only achieve through pricey salon treatments, now you can get that luxe, highly-reflective look at home with my new formula. It’s like Minx in a bottle!” – Deborah Lippmann

COLORS:
Swagga Like Us – oxidized copper teal nail lacquer
Private Dancer – gilded ultra violet nail lacquer.
Sugar Daddy – antique champagne lilac nail lacquer.

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Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism: PicSpam!

Came home today to the most wonderful package from the UK. It was the pieces I ordered from the Spring/Summer 2012 Human Fundamentalism collection!!

Sit back, relax and enjoy the eyeshadow product PicSpam. A review will follow in a few weeks but as these pieces are starting to slowly appear on Sephora.com (with a Not In Stock message for now) I wanted to give my readers a quick look and swatches for reference.

DISCLOSURE> I own stock in LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Henessy) which is the parent company of Sephora.

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