**UPDATED** Urban Decay gets a rewards program!

UD BEAUTY JUNKIES ADDICTION HAS ITS PERKS. Earn points with every purchase; then, redeem them for special rewards. You’ll also get access to even more exclusive benefits, like FREE SHIPPING on every order. SIGN UP NOW >

** UPDATE: Turns out the Birthday Gifts change from month to month! February was a full sized eye shadow and March is a full sized 24/7 Glide on Eyeliner of your choice!!

Click here to sign up and you’ll get an extra 10 points!

Urban Decay is one of my favorite bands and up until now there was rarely a advantage to purchasing from urbandecay.com. Last night UD started a rewards program and it is really, really, really good!

Not only is the membership free but they are giving FREE SHIPPING on any order! Plus they are giving a FREE FULL SIZED EYESHADOW of your choice for your birthday! It doesn’t stop there:

  • As you accumulate points, UD Kickbacks will be added to your account automatically. Apply these $10 and $20 rewards (depending on points earned) toward future purchases.
  • Enjoy special offers, promotions, gifts (they may even surprise you with some free swag on your doorstep) and double points days.
  • Get early access to new product launches.

 

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Super Tarte Deal!

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Tarte has a super deal that would be great for Mother’s Day or as a gift for yourself! I love Tarte products and this kit has everything you need for a complete look. Just the foundation sells for $36.00 and blush is $28, right there you are already saving $10 and the rest are just a bonus….a really good bonus! AND you get to pick your colors!!! Click here to scoop one up!

First you get a choice of 3 bags:

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Next you choose your foundation and you can choose from over 15 color choices:

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Then choose a blush from these 4 choices (True Love, Flush, Frisky or Glisten):

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Then choose a Lip Tint from these 3 choices (Desire, Graceful or Splendid):

 

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Now on to eyes, choose from these 4 shadows (Slate, Plum Smoke, Shimmering Bronze or Shimmering Moss):

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Next choose from 3 dual eyeliners and a dual ended brush (Plum/Black, Green/Black or Bronze/Black):

 

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Lastly they are including a Cream Eyeshadow Brush:

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Over all this is one of the best deals I’ve seen all year and I was quick to scoop it up! A special thanks to ValentineJoy at ourbeautytalk.com for letting me know about this!

Allure Summer Beauty Box Rescheduled!

I know a lot of you linked though my blog to get your Allure Summer Beauty Box this morning and even with my multiple browsers trick still couldn’t get one….here is what Allure is saying:

Dear fans of the Allure Beauty Box: We’re sorry—really sorry—that our site crashed today just as the sale was starting. A few of you managed to snag a box before the site went down. (If you scored a box, consider yourself the human equivalent of a unicorn. And yes, your orders will be honored.) We still have thousands of Beauty Boxes available for sale, and you can get yours next Tuesday, May 6, at 12:01 PM EST. Same drill: Just log on to allureaccess.com/summer. Our tech team is doing all they can to make sure the site works this time around. Thanks again for bearing with us.

So here’s the link and set your alarms for May 6th at 12:01 EST for another chance at the box! 

Tarte Miracles From The Amazon Review

Tarte Miracles From The Amazon

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This set is a QVC exclusive and is an amazing value at just $65.95 ($3 shipping)! I have to admit I’m not a QVC shopper and nievely thought that TV shopping was really old school, however with exclusive deals like this I’m a convert. Everything is full sized, even the foundation is full sized at .5 oz. I’m calculating the value to be $167, based off similar products, since these are all exclusive to QVC. That value is crazy!

What’s included:

  • 0.51-fl oz Maracuja Miracle Foundcealer
  • 0.27-fl oz LipSurgence Liquid Lip Shine in Exquisite, a berry mauve shade
  • 0.24-fl oz Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara in black
  • Amazonian Clay Eye and Cheek Palette with:
  • one 0.20-oz blush in Talented (peachy coral shade)
  • six 0.035-oz Amazonian Clay eye shadows (Pink Beyond, Taupe for the Best, Dreams Plum True, Out of This Pearl,  Thistle be the Day, and Paint the Brown)
  • Double-ended eye shadow brush
  • Maracuja Miracle Foundcealer brush
  • Makeup bag

Maracuja Miracle Foundcealer

I have to admit I hate the name, why Tarte why, but it is really good foundation with full coverage, while still being a lightweight product. It is true to the other foundation color names Tarte uses. I’m Tan in everything Tarte makes, which is fantastic for ordering new products that I haven’t swatched. Not every brand keeps their color names consistent, side eyeing you here Nars! The dropper applicator is interesting and I only needed 2 drops to cover my whole face, I even skipped concealer and felt good about it. This lasted on my extremely oily skin for a solid 9 hours, it claims 12, but I was pretty haggard at the 12 hour mark.

LipSurgence Liquid Lip Shine

I love Tarte’s lip products and this LipSurgence is no different. It has a perfect blend of staying power without being sticky and smells like vanilla frosting, yum! The color is a great everyday, your lips but better kind of shade. I think it would work really well with a dramatic eye shadow look. This lasted 5 hours, that included lunch and a drink. The color was mostly gone, but there was a little shine and moisture left after the meal.

Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara

I haven’t tried this yet, I have a mountain of mascaras to get through, but I did gift this to my Vegan sister in law and she likes it a lot. It’s really hard to find Vegan mascaras that preform well and she swears by this stuff.

Amazonian Clay Eye and Cheek Palette

I love this set up, it’s perfect for days when your short on time and just want everything to work. The 6 eye shadows play nicely off each other and the blush is a nice flush of color. I used 4 of the 6 eye shadows for my eye look today and felt like I could get quite a few everyday looks with the colors provided. The blush was soft, but visible and the formulation is long lasting and easy to blend. This palette would be a great all in one for travel, I would just grab a few colorful singles to round out a week long vacation.

 Dual Ended Eye Shadow and Foundation Brushes

Holy kitten fur and clouds Batman, this foundation brush is by far the softest brush I own! It’s totally synthetic and the quality is top notch. I’ve over the moon in love! This thing is a powerhouse and could be used for foundation, powder, blush or conture and handle them all with ease. It’s hand made as well, in another line this brush could easily sell for $50+.

Now for the less great, although this should be prefaced with the fact that I tend to hate dual ended brushes…I found this brush to be good on both ends, it’s soft,workable and well made. I like to store my brushes upright in containers for easy access, so any 2 ended brush ends up with one side smashed. I chose the fluffy blending brush to keep and the the flat side will be unused from now on.

This is a repeating order item with QVC and they will send out another set in June and October for the same price, although the products will change slightly. Here are photos of the next two bags:

June

June TVS

I’m less excited about this one, they are including a Tarte Bronzing Serum and with my dark skin I won’t use it. The palette looks great and the eyeliner and eyeliner brush are a nice addition. I think I will have to cancel the auto renew for June, but wait…

October

 October TSV

This is more my speed, I love the Tarte Maracuja Oil. It works so well with my oily skin and is my Holy Grail eye cream. Well not a cream, but it works wonderfully to hydrate my under eye area and blends well with every concealer I use. I’ll be back for this one!