Beauty News

New QVC Shipping Rates

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There are new QVC Shipping Rates that were launched today which look quite great!

New QVC Shipping Rates as of 2/2/2015:

  • All apparel, beauty, and jewelry ships at $3, regardless of price or weight
  • Most items under $50 and less than 1 lb ship at $3
  • Most other items under $100 and 1 lb or more ship at $5 or $7
  • Items $100 or more ship at existing S&H rates; however, many of these include S&H or offer free S&H

As part of this change, QVC will no longer discount S&H when you buy two or more items in the same order.

Additionally, QVC will continue to refund original S&H on returns if an item is defective or that was made an error.

I was exploring the site and even larger beauty purchases like the Clarisonic was marked at $3 to ship. I still hate I have to pay shipping on every single item I purchase but I love $3 shipping on all beauty, that’s VERY reasonable. I wonder what the return shipping label will be like, I think it was $5.95 to $7.95 before, curious if that will be $3 now too? I doubt it but here’s to hoping!

None the less, this is very exciting news!

Thanks QVC!


Giorgio Armani Beauty Now Sold at Sephora

Giorgio Armani Eye Tint

Today I bring happy news! Giorgio Armani Beauty is now sold at Sephora and!


This is such fabulous news!


NARS Temptalia Foundation Matrix Goes Live!

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NARS launched their newest foundation for the Spring season which is entitled All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation. This long wearing formula promises fuller, natural looking coverage according to NARS and is available in twenty shade selections.

You know me, I do so love a natural looking foundation! I’m hearing great things about NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation so I’m eager to try it out for size.

Problem though, I have no idea what shade I am in NARS foundations. No worries though as Temptalia has launched a NARS Matrix that went live on her site today! It’s pretty darn nifty as it allows you to upload your own photo and uses a color discovery technology that analyzes skin tones and undertones to recommend you a shade of the All Day Luminous Foundation.

The technology created by was developed over a three month period and tested using hundreds of different photos across many different skin tones to perfect the algorithm, logic, and rules of the Color Discovery engine.

Tthe Matrix can be used in one of two ways the first of which is by taking a high resolution photo and uploading it to the engine. When uploading your photo keep in mind that it must be a clear, high resolution image that does not have a busy background. Once you upload the photo you can use some tools to perfect the lighting of the image and other settings. Now the nice part is the engine works to either select and recommend a shade of the new NARS foundation or it’ll choose from other popular brands like MAC, Dior, Laura Mercier, and more!

The second option you won’t need a photo! Just select the foundation from a range of different brands, tell the Matrix about your skin and undertones, and it’ll recommend you colors in the foundation product you selected.

The Temptalia Color Matrix is something that Christine has labored over for several years and this new and improved version takes things to an exciting level bringing you an easy way to get a foundation color match without every leaving your computer.

You can try it for yourself now at


Sephora Flash Delivery Service Returns

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Heads up the Sephora Flash Delivery Service has returned! This was originally offered to Rouge Members as a beta program and was invite only but it is now live on site.

For $10, you’ll get unlimited, free 2 day shipping on any item, no minimum purchase required. Need it faster? It’s $5.95 for overnight delivery to you!

The service is now free for VIB Rouge members and you can enroll in Flash for Free by signing into your Beauty Insider account and clicking on add to cart. If you’re a BI or VIB you’ll have to pay $10 to take advantage of the program.

Shipping Schedule is as follows:
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You can sign up now at

Thanks my reader Angel for pointing this out!


Gigi Hadid New Spokesperson for Maybelline

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Maybelline New York announced today that American golden girl Gigi Hadid is their newest spokesperson. Gigi will join an elite group of spokeswomen which includes Christy Turlington, Adriana Lima, Jourdan Dunn, Emily DiDonato, Marloes Horst, Kemp Muhl, and a host of others.

“Being a Maybelline New York spokesperson means more to me than anyone can imagine; it doesn’t seem real! It’s the most incredible feeling and is a dream come true,” said Gigi. “I feel so honored and humbled to be a part of the iconic brand I grew up with, and I am very excited by this opportunity.”

At only 19, Gigi has graced the runways of Marc Jacobs, Giles, Sonia Rykiel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Jeremy Scott, and Chanel. She landed in 2014 the cover of the fourth installment of Carine Roitfeld’s CR Fashion Book, and the December 2014 cover of Harper’s Bazaar in Malaysia. Mentored by Carine Roitfeld, Gigi has sat for renowned photographers including Steven Meisel, Mario Sorrenti, Craig McDean, Bruce Weber, Gilles Bensimon, Sebastian Faena, and Ellen Von Unwerth.

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