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Wishing For Smashbox’s ‘Eye Wish’ Palette

October 8, 2009


Smashbox’s ‘Eye Wish’ Palette
(a $234 for $44) is definitely a must-have this holiday season. Not only is does it contain a fabulous array of gorgeous shadows and liners, but you can also feel great about your purchase as $1 (up to $25,000) from each purchase will go to the Children’s Miracle Network, a nonprofit that provides care to and invests in lifesavings research for millions of sick or injured kids.

‘Eye Wish’ contains 12 vibrant shadows, 4 creamy liners and a mini Photo Finish Lid Primer, plus an exclusive Look Book containing step-by-step directions for 13 holiday party appropriate looks.

Palette includes eyeshadows in shades Matte Nude Pink, Champagne, Pale Gold, Silver, Amethyst, Matte Deep Nude, True Gold, Soft Smoke, Cabernet, Emerald, Raspberry and Deep Slate; eyeliners in Deep Wine, Bronze Black and Navy Blue; and lid primer in Warm Beige.

This is going on my shortlist of things to buy myself this holiday season. I’m all for beauty that gives back!

Availability: Sephora & Nordstrom so far

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Coming Soon: Smashbox Halo Hydrating Eye Shadow w/ Brushes 3 & 10

August 16, 2009


Launching soon at QVC is Smashbox’s Halo Eyeshadow Hydrating Eye Shadow w/Brushes 3 & 10 (with an advance order price of $39.54, a regular QVC price of $46, and a retail value of $91). Thanks to reader Jen for turning me onto this very cool new product!

Smashbox introduces Halo Hydrating Eye Shadow Duos. These innovative shadows are perfectly coordinated & wearable duos include a base& lid shade to create beautiful, natural eye looks effortlessly. Choose: SOFT PEACH/COCOA (soft/warm brown) PEWTER/SMOKE (platinum/deep slate), BISQUE/ALMOND (warm beige/soft nude) PETAL/PLUM (soft pink/heather). Receive:(1)HALO HYDRATING PERFECTING DUO, .15 oz., BLENDING BRUSH #3, CREASE BRUSH #10.

These shadows are a spin on Smashbox’s Halo Hydrating face powder which in turn is similar to the YSL Semi-Loose Powder that I own (see how the shaver works in my review HERE). I’m loving that Smashbox has decided to extend this concept to eyeshadows, but my two concerns are (1) that it may be pretty messy/cumbersome to use, and (2) that the colors will be really sheer. None of the shades are really calling my name either as they’re all pretty basic/boring, but if I were to go with anything I’d choose petal/plum I think, although the pewter/smoke sounds nice too.

Are you a fan of Smashbox’s Halo Hydrating powder? Excited for these?

Get First Dibs on Smashbox’s High Def Dual Finish Powder!

July 13, 2009
HIGH DEFINITION DUAL FINISH MICRO POWDER with UVA/UVB SPF 15 ($38)

ONE DAY ONLY!
Be the first to try our revolutionary new powder innovation, before it hits stores. But hurry – it’s only on sale for the next 24 hours!

Matte, Luminous & Mix
This translucent, oil-absorbing powder gives you the choice of 3 different finishes in one portable tube. Just click “Matte” to absorb shine, “Luminous” for a natural glow, or “Mix” to get the best of both.

The velvety-smooth formula blurs fine lines, while SPF 15 protects against harmful UV rays. Its unique flow-through brush gives you the perfect amount of powder each time, and locks for no-mess touch ups. Suitable for all skin tones and types. Wear alone or over foundation.

Smashbox Friends & Family: Save 20% Through 5/29/09

May 27, 2009


Now through May 29, 2009, participate in Smashbox’s F&F event by entering code: FFSB9 at checkout to receive 20% off your Smashbox order. I’ve been curious about their Lash DNA mascara so might take this opportunity to indulge, although that’s more likely to be a no than a yes since I spent enough this past weekend!

Seychelles for Smashbox ‘Pretty in Peep Toes’ Palette (Nordstrom Exclusive)

March 27, 2009
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Seychelles for Smashbox ‘Pretty in Peep Toes’ Palette (Nordstrom Exclusive) – $42

Get pretty in peep toes with this exclusive palette inspired by Seychelles’ spring shoe collection. Features five shadows (Vanilla, Pink Champagne, Taupe, Dark Teal, Light Purple), a cream liner (Grey Putty) and a blush/soft-lights duo (Coral/Shimmering Gold), all housed in a sleek mirrored checkbook wallet.
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Smashbox O-Gloss vs. Mark Glossblossom (Review & Swatches)

January 20, 2009
TOP: Mark Glossblossom Ripening Lip Tint ($6)
BOTTOM: Smashbox O-Gloss Intuitive Lip Gloss ($22)

When I was in fourth or fifth grade I discovered the magic of mood lipsticks. They were these hideous, candy-scented, forest green sticks of ugly that would would change colors on your lips according to your “mood,” and apparently mine was always shocking fuchsia. The stuff looked absolutely horrendous on me, but for some reason I insisted on wearing it.

Fast forward a decade and a half (give or take a few years) and we’ve got these updated offerings from Smashbox, Mark, and a bunch of other companies–our old mood lipsticks in gloss form! The basic concept behind these glosses is that they go on clear, but then react with your body chemistry to develop into your own customized shade. Since one retails for $6, and the other for a whopping $22, I thought I’d compare the two for you! And FYI Too Faced almost makes a product that’s quite similar (and available in a fun shade of blue from their Smurfette collection).

Mark Glossblossom (left), Smashbox O-Gloss (right)

MARK: So up first we have Mark’s Glossblossom Ripening Lip Tiny, a veritable bargain at $6. This “ripens” into a very pretty soft pink on me, so it’s unfortunate that I’m not a fan. As you can see in the swatch above, the consistency is very runny, almost to the point of being watery, and it feels rather greasy on my lips, a sensation I’m not all that fond of. Couple that with its terrible lasting power and I’d say save for $6!

So how does Smashox’s O-Gloss compare?


Smashbox O-Gloss

Mark Glossblossom

SMASHBOX: Well Smashbox’s O-Gloss Intuitive Lipgloss definitely wins in the texture department. It has a slick, not too sticky but not too runny consistency, contains great ingredients like Goji Verry, Ginkgo Biloba, Pomgranate Seed, and Avocado Oil, plus it also transforms into a pretty shade of soft to bright pink (depending on the day). All in all I do like this one quite a bit, but I’m not sure I’d pay $22 for it.

Next on my list is to try their new plumping version of the O-Gloss!

Smashbox’s New Jumbo Primer

December 16, 2008


At some point in my life I was quite enamored of Smashbox’s Photo Finish Foundation Primer, and so a jumbo-size probably would’ve come in handy since the stuff can get pricey! Well for those of you who love this your prayers have been answered: Smashbox has released a travel friendly jumbo 2 oz. tube of this stuff and it’s really such a great value at $49! Plus get $25 off your purchase of $100 or more using code: HOLIDAY08. Thanks so much for the tip Whitney!
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Free Brow Tech & Cream Liner Palette from Smashbox!

December 8, 2008


Now through December 21st get a FREE Brow Tech and Cream Eye Liner Palette with ANY online Smashbox purchase using code: FREEGFT at checkout. The palette consists of 6 cream liners, 3 brow tech powders and a brow wax, all in a slim, compact little case. This is a great deal if I ever saw one, particularly since Smashbox offers free shipping on ever purchase within the US! I’m still tempted by their O-Gloss and a few other products, so I may give in and place a small order. Will you be getting anything?

Smashbox Friends & Family Sale: Save 20%

November 25, 2008

Enter CODE: SBFF08 at checkout now through November 30th to receive 20% off all purchases through November 30th, in addition to free samples and free shipping!

I’ve got my eye on the Rapture Eyeshadow and Brush Set, O-Gloss, and a few other odds and ends. And if you’re a fan of their Photo Finish Primer now is a great time to stock up!
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Smashbox O-Plump One Day Only!

October 20, 2008
Smashbox O-Plump ($24)

Yes I realize the bottom half of the tube is missing but I need to blog and run! =)

For one day only you can order Smashbox’s new O-Plump on their site, plus you get free shipping, a deluxe sample, and a small sample of their Photo Finish Primer. If you miss out now you won’t be able to get your hands on this until January!

Who thinks I should order this??
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