Saturday, April 11, 2009

Sephora Benefit GWP and nails

Sephora has a new GWP: If you spend over $50 and one of the items in your cart is from Benefit, enter BEAUTYGEMS at checkout to receive the following set:
  • Full-size BADgal Lash Mascara
  • Full-size Rush Hour Lip & Cheek color
  • Full-size California Kissin' lip shine
  • Bathina showercap
  • Luscious Lana Beauty bag (Source)
Thats one of the best codes I've ever seen from Sephora! So...of course I had to give it a try and order something :P

Not sure what to get from Benefit? I've never tried their products before, but the items that I always see great raves are their Coralista blush, and their cream shadow/liner pots. In fact I ordered the Benefit Girls' Night In set recommended by Katie because she made it look so good :P

Unfortunately the Ebates cashback is now back to 4% (it was 8% again for a month or so) but the GWP is still a great deal.

Asos also has a sale including certain items from Paul & Joe, Korres, Benefit, and Urban Decay.

Adam Beauty has also added many new things - BB creams, Dariya sheets,

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In other news, I also did my nails with the gradient look today using the Canmake polish from Glow:

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I love the colour! I'll have to look for more Canmake colours to get now :) The gradient look is also surprisingly easy to do, and so much more forgiving of mistakes than a regular solid colour.


Since we're on the topic of nails, I also used Zoya Harmonie a few weeks ago to do my toes. Its the bottle on the right:

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And this is how it looks on, with only two coats:

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Its extremely opaque though slightly streaky on the first coat. But I'm definitely a Zoya convert now, especially since they're supposed to be free of the Big 3 chemicals commonly found in polish(formaldehyde, toluene, DBP).


I also picked up my first polish from Nicole by OPI in Love your Life:

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Yes, the only reason I got it was because it had heart shaped pieces in the polish :P The polish is essentially clear though so it'll require a base coat underneath. I do wish there were more hearts in the polish though, because once you apply it the hearts are too spread out. You can only get about 2-3 hearts per nail, unless you deliberately pick up the heart pieces from the bottle (huge hassle btw).

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30 comments:

jennynotjen said...

i always hear that benefit's lemon-aid is really good. but when i went to sephora to go buy it, the sales girl wouldn't let me, because she said i didn't need it (because i don't have chronic dark circles)! haha...

Crystal said...

more sales? wahh!!! my wallet hurts already. btw, the glow NP is really pretty!

Lisa said...

The gradient looks really pretty. I do agree that Canmake nailpolish are really good and affordable too.

rasilla said...

thanks for your input on the 187 blu3 :)
I'm going to email them soon just to see if I can do an exchange in store...cause if I wanted to do a return it says I have to do it by mail.
The gradient is really pretty! I still need to find a good coarse glitter polish to use on the gradients. I actually wanted that Nicole polish, but it was sold out by the time I realized I wanted it! lol
And yeah, I have coralista (LOVE IT) and the tinted benefit...so not sure what I want to get...seeing as I rEALLY want to get that GWP. Never bought online from sephora...so a little excited to do one :)
And I agree on the Zoya polish, that are gorgeous, and I find that they stay quite well. They don't chip like the ChG does on me.

Askmewhats said...

I love your nails, I really do..so pretty!!!

mayaari said...

nooo my wallet can't handle more sales! the benefit cream shadow/liners are pretty awesome though. your gradient nails look great - love the turquoise color of the glitter :)

Liz said...

How funny, I'm painting my nails now! (Rimmel London I Heart Lasting Finish in Black Cherry)

I've seen Canmake on a lot of Taiwanese blogs. They look very interesting, considering that I'm in the market for polishes with chunky glitter. I love how you did the gradient nail. :) Would love to see Nicole by OPI in Love your Life on your nails too!

Cheryl Anne said...

Oh that Nicole polish is cute! I only have Nicole's Top Coat Plus, which I bought in a hurry because I didn't have any OPI clear polish. I'll have to look for this one! I bought mine from Shoppers...you?

Hey, I was going to email, but I received my cKone prize last week! I got a grey cKone t-shirt to go with it. I'll be posting about it on my blog sometime soon. :) Thanks again!

smilecusiluvu said...

omg I want that heart opi I've been looking for something like that!!! where did u get that?? hhaha

Cris said...

I really want to try Rush Hour but since that's part of the gift it'd be stupid to buy one :-P...
Their eye shadows are good :). And I like their glosses too, I have some ^_^. And BeneTint's great, but I like having a mini 'cause the full one is huge and it's very likely to expire on you unless you use it every day...

The hearts in that polish are so pretty ^_^.

cheryl said...

oh wow i LOVE that nail polish with hearts in it...another things we DON'T have in italy, argh...

Rae said...

*squee* I am LOVING your fingernails =D I'd never wear it (I don't polish my nails - I'm convinced it'll weaken them!) but it is so cute!

kkkkatie said...

I hope you enjoy the benefit's girl's night in as much as I do! =) I might have to take advantage of this sephora GWP as well >_<

Banana said...

The badgal lash mascara is soo bad...well atleast I didn't like it..it doesn't do anything for my lashes. You must do a look using your pink heart nail polish!

Ahleessa said...

The nail polish from Nicole is so cute. I love the hearts! :)

♡ Nic Nic ♡ said...

loving your glittered nails!!! they looks so pretty!!! i should get that colour too hehehe

ohhhh they're selling it there???! theyre doing it an anniversary over it! so much over-priced here Im not even gonna both lol

Audrie said...

wow, that is an excellent job on the gradient nails!!! The blue glitter polish looks soo nice! I have yet to try the gradient nails look because it looks so complicated haha.
That is a really good GWP by the way...3 full sized items and more?!

ChyiX2 said...

I love the nails! How do you make it "gradient"?

fuzkittie said...

I always wondered if they heart polish would work well or not.. haha guess not!

Violet Honeybee said...

OHhh thats soo pretty!! I'm still sticking to solid colors for now.. maybe i'll be brave and branch out soon =D

hehe i love how all the bloggers are doing nails now rofl

MakeupJunkee said...

omg i love your nails...love how you did it..

ning * star said...

my goodness, the nail polish is so pretty and your nOtd is cute <3
nicole nail polish,love love love... feel like valentine's day again xD

ladystarr said...

the gradient nails are really pretty!

Rachel said...

Nicole by OPI polishes are really good. I actually consider them better quality than regular OPI or Sephora by OPI!

Grayburn said...

I love how they look! Aww and the hearts are adorable.

xo Grayburn

angie519 said...

Awww cute polishes! Look at the hearts! hehe

Nice purple toes! I've really been digging purple polishes recently!

I don't like anything by Benefit >.<

DSK said...

Your teal gradient is beautiful! I am so addicted to your blog this morning!!!

Joyce said...

hi! this is my first time visiting your blog and i really like your posts!
i was wondering, what is the zoya polish on the left called? it is such a pretty color <3
thx!

' * : . b | u 3 . : * ' said...

Hi Joyce,

The colour is Zoya Lily. Hope that helps! :)

Angie said...

your nails are so pretty! perfect glitter gradient :D i've been dying to try the nicol heart glitter polish too but for those big chunks i figure it wasn't really worth the $8

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