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Weekend Picks - Saturday, September 15, 2012


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The Sample Life
Enjoy makeup freebies with Estée Lauder's Insider Club card. Pick one up at any Macy's Estée Lauder counter (it's free) and flash it during special events to score serious samples. Up first, "Beauty Scene," where you can pocket deluxe samples of Lash Primer Plus and a Pure Color Kajal Eyeliner Duo or High Gloss.
When: Next Wednesday through September 30, while supplies last.
Where: All Macy's Estée Lauder counters.
Details: Look for "Be Flawless" in October to get a free primer sample plus a 10-day supply of Advanced Night Repair with any Double Wear foundation purchase, and "Holiday Rush" in November for a free fragrance sample.

Lei Chic Adventures in Wonderland
Exclusive, limited-edition Wonderland pieces just hit the floor at Homecoming with material that designer Jess Shedlock and boutique owner Emilie Fuji picked up on a recent buying trip to Los Angeles. On the racks: beautifully-draped kimono in cosmic and floral prints inspired by one from Fuji's own closet, fun cropped rainbow velvet tanks with matching turbans, and ombre leopard cut-off shorts. Summer is so not over.
Where: Homecoming Boutique, 1191 Bethel St.
Details: $65 kimono, $45 shorts, $28 tanks, $15 turbans.

Graphic Design
James Franco - actor, director, author, artist, and well, we've lost track at this point - is now a designer; that is, if you count his recent collaboration with 7 for All Mankind. The capsule collection consists of four limited-edition T-shirts emblazoned with Polaroid images Franco shot himself while directing a series of promotional videos for the brand. Each one also sports his signature on the hem.
Where: 7 for All Mankind, Ala Moana Center and online.
Details: $89. Click here to watch Franco's 7 for All Mankind films on YouTube.

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Who: Juicy Couture
Deal: 25 percent off your purchase with the code 25JCF. Also good on top of special offers like 30 percent off full-priced non-leather handbags, 30 percent off Iconic jewelry and 30 percent off full-priced Scottie styles.

Who: Swell
Deal: Take an additional 25 percent off Swell's surf-inspired sale items with the code SALESW.
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