Win Sephora’s “Beauty & The Bride” Sweeptakes

Worried about having perfect makeup for your big day? Sephora has you covered. Head over to Facebook and enter their Beauty & The Bride Sweepstakes for a chance to win a $2,500 prize package that includes a Sephora Beauty & The Bride Makeup Kit, a TEMPTU Airbrush system, a GLO Brilliant Personal Teeth Whitenening Device and the dress of your dreams from Priscilla of Boston’s exclusive Boston Collection. Three 2nd prize winners will receive the Beauty and the Bride Makeup Kit ($50):

The kit contains:

0.20 oz Josie Maran Argan Oil Color Stick in Rosy (dusty rose) 
– 0.09 oz Stila Eye Shadow in Kitten (shimmering nude pink) 
– 0.125 oz Sephora by O.P.I. Nail Colour in True Romantic (sheer cool light pink) 
– 0.25 oz Benefit The Porefessional
– 0.28 Lancôme Juicy Tubes in Spring Fling
– 0.10 oz Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes! Mascara in black
– 0.05 oz bareMinerals Prime Time Eyelid Primer
– 0.04 oz Sephora Collection Flashy Liner Waterproof in Flashy Black
– 0.004 oz Buxom Big & Healthy Lipstick in Brooklyn (harvest fig)
– Boscia Green Tea Blotting Linens (100 sheets)
– 0.16 oz Flora by Gucci Eau Fraîche
– Voucher for a complimentary Special Occasion Makeover at the Sephora in-store Beauty Studio
– Reusable keepsake box

Not a bride? This gift set is a great value and has a lot of products you would want to use everyday. Pus. the makeover is a great added bonus.

Free Essential Makeup Kit with any purchase at Rain Cosmetics

Through the end of June, get a free Essential Makeup Kit and free shipping with any purchase. Use coupon code JUNEKIT. The kit includes black eyeliner, lip gloss in nude, creme bronzer,, black mascara and makeup remover wipes. This kit normally sells for $24.
If you haven’t tried Rain Cosmetics yet, this is a great starter kit. Rain Cosmetics is created based in Las Vegas and the official makeup of the 2011 Miss USA Pageant.
Try the new Glitterati Powder and get a free mini kabuki brush, the Essential Makeup Kit and free shipping all for $14.

Sephora launches Tarte for True Blood™

Listen up Truebies! Tarte has created a limited edition collection to coincide with the season 4 premiere of True Blood this Sunday, June 26th on HBO. Tarte for True Blood™ is exclusive to Sephora and is currently available only to Beauty Insider members. The collection includes an eyeshadow palette gift set, a lip stain and a cheek stain.
The Tarte for True Blood Palette includes 17 eyeshadows, EmphasEYES Aqua Gel Eyeliner in Black, Lights! Camera! Lashes! Mascara in black and Lifted Natural Eye Primer. To get yours, become a beauty insider at

Tarte for True Blood™ Limited-Edition Natural Cheek Stain, $30

Tarte for True Blood™ Limited-Edition LipSurgence™ Natural Lip Tint, $24 

Tarte for True Blood™ Limited-Edition Palette, $52

Rain Cosmetics adds Glitterati

Glitterati Powder in Sugar Daddy, $14

This multi-purpose powder can be used on eyes, cheeks, face, anywhere you want a little extra shimmer.  It comes in two shades, Gold Digger (a gold shimmer) and Sugar Daddy (with a pinkish hue).  If you are not a big fan of blush, you can use these powders instead. A sweep on your cheeks will highlight the area, bringing attention to your cheekbones. Through the month of June, you will get a free mini kabuki with purchase and free shipping.
Rain Cosmetics is the official makeup of the 2011 Miss USA Pageant.

The most expensive nail polish you won't regret buying

 For those of us who don’t get regular manicures, great nail polish is a must. I wandered upon my new favorite in Nordstrom while browsing Deborah Lippmann’s products. “Happy Birthday” is the coolest polish I have ever seen. It is made up of red, yellow, blue, orange, green purple, silver and gold mini confetti in a clear base. It almost looks like someone threw a bunch of confetti and it landed on your nails, hence the name “Happy Birthday”.


 I just had to have it. Even at $18. Now, you have to consider that this is a premium brand that contains no toluene, formaldehyde or DBP. It is sold out   online and Nordstrom says they can barely keep it in stock. The one negative – the sales lady told me it takes a while to get it off.
 Deborah Lippmann is a manicurist that started mixing up polishes for her celebrity clients like Mariah Carey, Sarah Jessica Parker and Cher.  She also has a line of hand and foot treatments, her “Rich Girl” hand and cuticle cream with SPF 25 is to die for. Here is what Happy Birthday looks like on: