Open-Thread Thursday: Cake, Lemmings, Q of the W, Sales

Cloudberry Cream Cake by hfb.If you happen to see, out of the corner of your eye, a rapidly-moving blur that might look a bit like a very excited little girl wearing a pink dress with sparkles and tearing off in the direction of your local mall, pay no attention. That’s just Little Voxy, running at breakneck speed toward Sephora.

In a few short weeks, Sephora will have on its shelves the delectable, delightful, and delicious products of a Canadian skincare brand called — wait for it — CAKE! Srsly. It’s called Cake. Little Voxy is practically falling over herself with excitement. Sephora has been doing a lot of switching lines in and out lately — CARGO: out, Tarina Tarantino: in; Decleor: out, Cake: in; Vincent Longo, out, By Lauren Luke: in. We’ll see how long they all last, but in the meanwhile, I predict that there will be some foxaliciously good-smelling skincare sampling going on.

Also, the MAC spring color collections are out (all four of them) and I have to confess that I am lemming far more of these products than my removable wallet can afford. Top of the list: Blush Ombre in Ripe Peach, lipstick in Rose Maiden, and eyeshadow in Very Violet. WANT. I am seriously considering putting my credit cards in the freezer to prevent a spending spree. Good thing I made that New Year’s Resolution about not buying makeup when angry or drunk! Because otherwise we would be in some serious trouble.


SkinStore has 20% off sitewide (with some exclusions) through 2/15 with code LUV20.

BeautyTicket.com also has 20% off sitewide through 2/28 with code INSTYLE20.

And, if you have a quick thing or two to pick up from DuWop, they are offering 30% off only through 2/5 (which is Friday) with code KISS. (Sorry, I just found out about this one, or I’d have posted it sooner.)

I have also realized that there’s pretty much no time at which you cannot get free shipping at YSL with some code or other. So if you’re craving any YSL cosmetics, let me know if you want a free ship code.

Q of the W:

While doing my daily beauty blog reading, I often come across photos of different makeup looks. It’s interesting to see what other people do, and it often makes me think I should be bolder with my own makeup (another New Year’s Resolution, towards which I have made some progress) because some of the things that I still approach gingerly look great on people who have figured out how to make it work. Example: using eyeshadow underneath the eye. It looks great when other people do it, but I haven’t managed to feel confident about doing it myself yet.

So the Q of the W is this: what makeup looks or products would you like to feel more confident about figuring out how to use or pull off?

Photo (it’s a cloudberry cake!): http://www.flickr.com/photos/hfb/ / CC BY-ND 2.0