Estee Lauder 7-piece gift set (2016)

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Product Details:
Receive a FREE 7-Pc. Gift with any $35 Estée Lauder Purchase (A $120 value)
    • CHOOSE YOUR FULL-SIZE LIPSTICK: Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Pink Parfait (Full Size – 0.13oz) or Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Melon (Full Size – 0.13oz)
    • CHOOSE YOUR MOISTURIZER: Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging Creme (15ml/0.5oz) or Resilience Lift Firming Sculpting Face and Neck Creme SPF 15 (15ml/0.5oz)
    • Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II (7ml/0.24oz)
    • Perfectly Clean Multi-Action Foam Cleanser/Purifying Mask (30ml/1oz)
    • Modern Muse Le Rouge Eau de Parfum (4ml/0.14oz)
    • Sumptuous Bold Volume™ Lifting Mascara in Black (Mini Mascara – 2.8ml/0.1oz)
    • Collectible Iconic-Print Bag

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With any Estée Lauder purchase of $65.00 or more, add this extra gift:
Pure Color mini-palette and case with 7 EyeShadows: Ivory Power #1, #3, #4, Envious Orchid #2, #5, Currant Desire #3, Infamous Sky #5


Estee Lauder 7-piece gift set (2015)

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I really like this Estee Lauder 7-piece gift set in 2015.

• Choose Your Moisturizer: Age Prevention DayWear Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Creme SPF 15, Anti-Wrinkle Advanced Time Zone Age Reversing Line/Wrinkle Creme SPF 15, or Lifting/Firming Resilience Lift Firming/Sculpting Face and Neck Creme
• Perfectly Clean Multi-Action Cleansing Gelée/Refiner
• Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting Mascara in Black
• Pure Color Eye Shadow Quad in Nude Fresco, Ivory Slipper, Hot Cinnamon and Chocolate Bliss
• Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II
• Advanced Night Repair Eye Creme Synchronized Complex II
• Exclusive Lisa Perry Designer Cosmetic Bag

Hope there will be something cool in 2016 too!


Taylor Swift at Grammy Awards

I want to say to all the young women out there: There are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame. But if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you’re going, you’ll look around and you will know that it was you and the people who love you who put you there. And that will be the greatest feeling in the world.

Lancome & Clinique

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With any $35.00 purchase you can choose:

  1. moisturizer duo (New Visionnaire Day & Night Creams, Rénergie Lift Multi-Action Day & Night Creams, or Bienfait Multi-Vital Day & Night Creams)
  2. lip & gloss duo (Color Design Lipcolor Intense Fuchsia & Le Gloss Sparkling Fuchsia, Color Design Lipcolor Red Addiction & Le Gloss Scarlet, or Color Design Lipcolor Trendy Mauve & Le Gloss Sunset)
  3. bag (red, black, or pink)

and you will also receive:

  • Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate
  • Définicils Mascara

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With any $27.00 purchase you can choose:

Option 1: Soft Pop (melon) – comes with Melon Pop lipstick and 2 shadow shades from the Morning Java quad.
Option 2: Bold Pop (punch) – with Punch Pop lipstick and shadows in Nightcap and A single from Starlight Starbright.

+ both gift options come with Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle Correcting Eye Cream, Rinse-off Foaming Cleanser, Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ and High Impact Mascara in Black. The bag is a bonus exclusive design from Kapitza.

Louis Vuitton Price History

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I was looking for the price history of LV Neverfull bags, and I happened to find this useful article, with information on prices during past several years:

Louis Vuitton Price increase in 2016
Is there going to be a price increase for Louis Vuitton in 2016. When it is going to happen and by how much?

Before we answer the questions above. First, let us look at the trend for price increment for Louis Vuitton for the past 5 years.

  • 2015 June. Price increase in Europe
  • 2015 February/March. Increase by about 5%
  • 2014 February/March. Increase by 5 to 7%
  • 2013 October. Increase by 4 to 5% (In 2013, we see two price adjustments from LV)
  • 2013 March. Increase by 10 to 12%
  • 2012 October. Increase by 8% in Europe
  • 2012 April. Increase 3 to 5%
  • 2011 June. Increase by 6%
  • 2011 Feb. Increase by 15%

In June 2011, a Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM would have cost you only USD$775 in a Louis Vuitton retail store in the US. However if you are going to buy today, it would have costed you USD$1260. That is a wholly 40% increase in less than 5 years. Just imagine, you bought it brand new 5 years and decide to keep it and sell it today at 15% less, you would still have make a profit of 25%.

Bear in mind, price increment is not the same globally. Above reference is based on increase in Europe and may not necessary apply to other countries. For example in 2013, there is an increase of 10 percent on most non-leather bags such as the Speedy and the NeverFull in Europe, UK and in the United States. However the increase is only 5 to 10% for the same product in certain countries in Asia. A lot has to do with currency fluctuation.

Will there be a price increase for Louis Vuitton in 2016?
The answer is Yes. Not sure will be a two increases like we see in 2013 and 2011.

When will the price increase likely to happen?
The price increase is likely to happen between Feb to March. Price hike does not happen globally at the same time. It normally happen first in Europe, then follow by USA, Canada and other parts of the world.

How much percentage increase will there be?
Our guess is 100%. If you are eyeing on a Louis Vuitton handbag today, just make sure you buy it soon before the prices go up in 2016.