Bobbi Brown Weekend Exclusive – Free Shipping Any Order!

Free standard shipping at Bobbi Brown with any order this weekend (April 17 – 19) with the code weekend5 at checkout (one time use only).

I’m personally a huge fan of her long wear gel eyeliners, and have been eying her long-wear cream shadow in Heather as well…

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Sephora Beauty Insider Sale!

I was doing a very good job ignoring (mostly) the 15% off sale that came in my inbox from on of my favorite stores ever.  That is, until April decided to IM me last night and show me very pretty things.  Now I have about 6 things in my cart, including these super cute CK nailpolishes that look perfect for summer:

Also sitting in my cart pending indulgence are the Sephora Brand Flashy Liner Waterproof in Flashy Copper and Flashy Green($8), Sephora Brand Blush Me Twice – Coral Bronze($8), ck Calvin Klein Fashion’s New Face Signature Collection($39), and Dior 5-Colour Eyeshadow – Twilight 140 – Twilight 140 ($56). I did get a pretty nice tax return thanks to the moving bonus I got from my previous company, so I can do my part to stimulate the economy, but I’m waffling on the ck Signature collection, but that nail polish is so incredibly pretty!

Here’s the details if you’re interested – it is for Beauty Insiders only, but it’s free to sign up to be one!

*VALID NOW THROUGH APRIL 21, 2009, AT 11:59 PM PST. Apply your 15% off promo code to one merchandise transaction, and it applies to entire purchase. Offer may not be applied toward previous purchases, egift certificates, gift cards, shipping, or taxes. Return of discounted merchandise will be for the price actually paid. Not valid for cash or cash equivalent. Not responsible for lost or stolen promotion codes. Offer valid for Beauty Insiders registered before 4/14/09 only. Offer not valid in Canada checkout on, only in Canada retail locations. Featured products not available in all Sephora retail stores or in all Sephora inside JCPenney locations.

TO REDEEM ONLINE: Enter promotion code BD2T9CB5 in the promotion code box on the billing page during checkout to receive your 15% off discount.

TO REDEEM IN STORES: Email with barcode must be handed in at time of purchase. Sephora reserves the right to end or change this promotional offer at any time.

Okay, I was wrong, I can admit it

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During dinner the other night, I told BG that I did not think The Unusuals, the new show that came out Wednesday was going to be any good, because Amber Tamblyn was being totally cast against type.  I mean, she wasn’t talking to God or wearing miracle pants, right?

I finally caught the episode last night and was pleasantly surprised at the entertainment level.  Turns out Tamblyn really isn’t being cast against type: she’s a quirky park avenue princess who turns her back on that life to become a cop, doing her stint in vice as a hooker.  She ends up getting promoted to the 2nd squad homicide division aka “The Unusuals”, which prompts the best line of the night when she gets asked if she always wears 3 inch heels to work: “Hey, I was a hooker up until 10 minutes ago.”

The things I do for my music

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Back in August I bought a MyBook, and it took me until January to install it (sometimes I’m a true procrastinator).  Turns out the Home Premium version of Vista that was installed on my new laptop doesn’t have any capability to do offline files, which is a pretty key feature if I want to move all my music and videos over to an external drive and still be able to listen/watch when not connected.  You know, like on a plane? Crazy talk, I know.

Rather than install a type of backup solution, I decided to buy Vista Ultimate through my microsoft employee contact (thanks!), and attempted to do the live upgrade.  It didn’t work the first time, so here’s a tip: reboot your computer before trying any upgrades.  Yes, I know, common sense, but no one ever accused me of having a large dose of that.  Turns out I needed to clear out a bunch of space for the upgrade, and so I moved my music files over to the MyBook (mistake #1) so I could proceed.

After reading a few articles on how to transfer your iTunes library, I proceeded to try and import the xml file to import my library that’s now residing on the external drive.  Sigh.  I’m STILL working on this because my wireless card will suddenly drop the network connection when transferring a lot of files, which just frustrates me to no end. Argh.

It got to the point where I thought I was going to have to recreate my entire library again, but after figuring out how to clear out my offline files, I attempted the import again and it of course went through just fine – to spite me, I think.

At this moment it’s currently determining gapless playback information, and then I’ll need to import artwork – again.

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Celebrity Twitter Observations

Okay, I admit it: I’m a twitterstalker.  I compulsively follow celebrities (within reason – sorry Britney), and like getting views into their life. 

Cooler than expected:
Ashton Kutcher – really, he’s just adorable in the twitterverse
John Mayer – I’m incredibly charmed (and have a wee crush) on him.  This is rather disturbing as the media paints him out to be, well, kind of a wanker

Pretty much what I expected:
Lily Allen – I already thought of her as pretty cool; she’s on a US tour now and doing scavenger hunts for tickets in each city.  Too bad I won’t be near the Chicago theater she’s playing when she hides the tickets.
Dr. Drew – of loveline fame!  I am a big fan and he’s just as neat on twitter as he is on the radio
Demi Moore – aka Mrs Kutcher; very sweet and a voracious reader.
Brea Grant – of heroes fame!
Wil Wheaton – You have been crushered!

Greg Grunberg – of Heroes and Alias fame, who was my favorite supporting dude, and he started out pretty cool, with lots of heroes behind the scenes photos, but has pretty much become all YOWSA!! all the time!!  Again, rather disturbing and sad for me.

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drugstore sales this April 5 – April 11

BOGOF = buy one get one free
BOGO50 = buy one get one 50% off
(sales are chicago local, sales may vary locally)

Maybelline face or eye cosmetics BOGOF
Covergirl BOGO50
Rimmel 40% off
L’oreal Skin Care – 15.99 (incl Skin Genesis, .5 to 1.7 oz. Revitalift Deep Set Wrinkle, Age Perfect Pro Calcium)

CoverGirl Lash Blast Luxe or Exact Eyelights mascara $7 WITH CARD
L’Oreal True Match, Bare Naturale, Infallible or Visible Lift $9.99 WITH CARD
Physicians Formula Bronzer $9.99 WITH CARD
CoverGirl TruBlend MicroMinerals foundation or blush  $11 WITH CARD
CoverGirl Simply Ageless foundation  $13 WITH CARD
ALL Revlon Cosmetics BOGOF WITH CARD
buy ANY CoverGirl Cosmetics get $10 extra bucks Extra Bucks® offer limit of 1 per household with card.
Nivea A Kiss of Moisture, Flavor or Shine lip care BOGOF WITH CARD

Almay Cosmetics Selected items 20% Off
Bioré Facial Skin Care Selected items 15% Off
Cover Girl Foundation, Powder or Blush Selected items 50% Off
L’Oréal Foundation, Powder, Mascara or Blush BOGOF
Natural Beauty Cosmetics by Sally Hansen Selected items 50% Off
Neutrogena Cosmetics Selected items 50% Off
Revlon Cosmetics or Implements Selected items 25% Off
Wet ‘n’ Wild Cosmetics Selected items 50% Off

CoverGirl & Olay Simply Ageless foundation $12.99
CoverGirl TRUblend Microminerals loose powder$9.99     
CoverGirl Outlast lipstain lip color or LashBlast Luxe mascara $6.59 each
10% off other selected CoverGirl face and eye cosmetics and all lip products

Physicians Formula 20% off
Airspun cosmetics $1 off
Rimmel Mascara, Stay Matte Clarifying Foundation, or Kiss and Stay Lip Gloss  $1 off
CoverGirl® face cosmetics BOGO50
Jane Face, eye or lip cosmetics BOGOF
La Cross Eyelash curler $.50 off
Rimmel cosmetics BOGOF
Sally Hansen Maximum Growth nail or Hard As Nails regular treatment $.50 off

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The flu put me in the dollhouse

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Since I’ve been recovering from the flu that got spread around the office, my bed and I have started a long-term relationship.  This means I’m clearing through a lot of the backlog of unwatched TV shows.  Despite mixed reviews, I decided to take the plunge on Dollhouse, which had about 7 episodes spooled up.  I agree with many reviewers, the whole Tabula Rasa portion is annoying and every time I hear “did I fall asleep?” I roll my eyes, because that is not as amusing as Joss thinks it is.  Really.  Also the neighbor?  Totally obvious and I had that one pegged the first episode in.

But on the other hand, it is actually very engaging and I went through the whole seven episodes in a couple days and am left wondering what goes on next.  I also love that they’re bringing in some of my favorite B list actors as guest stars (Anson Mount and the traitor chick from NCIS as examples), and even though the Nerd-Geek is such a paper cutout and I want to kick him over his own railing, I’m looking forward to the next episode.

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