Project Pan April-June 2018 — Second Update

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I hope everyone has had a great weekend!   This is the second Project Pan update for my April to June pan.  Just one more month to go! It has been going really well.  I started out with 12 products, but as you can see from my photo above, I only have 5 left!  I panned two in the first month and 5 more the second.  The first two products I panned were IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye concealer and Bye Bye Lines foundation. You can check out my original post here and my second post here.

Of the products left, I am almost finished with the Philosophy Eye Hope eye cream and the the H2O+ day cream. I have only used the face mask a few times, so it’s still half full.  I really like it, but I always forget to use it.  So we’ll see!  The powder still has a lot in it and I have made a dent in the eye shadow.

Here’s what I used up:

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I used up my Ofra Cleanser, Neocutis night cream, Oscar Blandi Glossing Cream, Reclaim Botanical neck cream, and the Philosophy Snow Angel body lotion.  I am really happy with that!

One more month to go! I should use up almost everything. I’m learning so far that like I thought, skincare is much easier to use up than makeup!  I am trying to decide if I’ll do two more pans this year.  It’s a lot of work, but it is really satisfying using products up.

Are you doing a project pan?  How’s it going?

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IT Cosmetics It’s Your Most Beautiful Skin Today’s Special Value on QVC

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Hey IT Girls!  There’s an amazing IT Cosmetics and QVC Today’s Special Value on now.  It’s called the IT’s Your Most Beautiful Skin! Life-Changing Skincare Collection and it gives you the power to experience your most beautiful skin—and to look in the mirror and see everything that is right.

This Today’s Special Value is scheduled to debut on QVC Friday, May 18th, 2018 at 10 pm (EST), but is being offered now here for presale.  The price is $69.95 and $3 shipping. The value is $193.50!  This is only until the end of the day on May 19th.

This exclusive four-piece collection features two IT Girl skincare must-haves, plus one new game-changing innovation that delivers life-changing results as well as a revolutionary brush that pairs perfectly with it! While new Bye Bye Foundation with SPF 50+gives you the power to say “bye bye” to traditional foundation, the Heavenly Luxe Bye Bye Foundation Brush No. 22 reaches every corner of your face to deliver an even, streak-free application. Also included is Bye Bye Under Eye Eye Cream, your solution for a smoother, brighter-looking eye area, and Bye Bye Lines Serum to deeply hydrate your skin and visibly erase the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for younger-looking results!

  • Includes 1-fl oz Bye Bye Foundation Full Coverage Moisturizer with SPF 50 in Fair, Fair Light, Light, Light Medium, Medium, Neutral Medium, Medium Tan, Neutral Tan, Tan, Rich, Rich Honey, or Deep
  • 1-fl oz Bye Bye Lines Serum
  • 0.5-fl oz Bye Bye Under Eye Eye Cream; shipments arrive approximately every 90 days for three years
  • Heavenly Luxe Bye Bye Foundation Brush #22

I have tried the Bye Bye Lines Serum and Eye Cream.  They are both amazing!  The serum sinks right into the skin and make my face feel so smooth.  The Eye Cream is hydrating without feeling heavy.  I haven’t tried the Bye Bye Foundation, but I think it looks amazing!

Are you going to pick up this set?  What IT Cosmetics products have you tried?

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Last Minute Mother’s Day Beauty Gift Ideas!

Can you believe Mother’s Day is in a week!  I had to face that fact, I just mailed my mom a package (full of beauty goodies) yesterday.  I live in Kansas City and she lives in Oregon, so I have to mail it ahead of time each year.

I also included goodies for my sister and sister-in-law. Beauty gifts are my favorite for Mother’s Day.  Here are some great ideas for little, or bigger gifts to give:

No7 Matte Liquid Lip
No7 Matte Liquid Lip

No7 Matte Liquid Lip ($9.99 USD) —  Switch up your look this season with the NEW No7 Matte Liquid Lips – bold colors that you can really feel good about. Get ready for a long lasting, comfortable wear with an on trend matte finish that will keep your lips moisturized all day. Available in a selection of six motivation-inspired colors:

Inspire (pink)                                                                                                                            Conquer (rich berry)                                                                                                                   Grace (nude)                                                                                                                          Captivate (coral)                                                                                                                       Fearless (red)                                                                                                                           Courage (plum)

This are very pigmented and comfortable on the lips.  If mom (sister, aunt, friend) love long-wearing lipstick, this is perfect for them!  Available at Target, Target.com, Walgreens, Walgreens.com

 

Coming this spring, Morgan Taylor & Gelish’s Royal Temptations Collection. Inspired by the lavish life of Marie Antoinette, the collection includes six delicious shades and an additional special effect glitter top coat that you can’t help but love.

Indulge yourself (or mom) with these seven NEW glamourous shades:

  • My Other Wig Is A Tiara – Sea Foam Metallic
  • Ruffle Those Feathers – Teal Crème
  • All The Queen’s Bling – Purple Pearl
  • All My Heart Desires – Hot Pink Crème
  • Beauty Marks The Spot – Coral Crème
  • Curls & Pearls – Pale Pink Crème
  • Over-the-Top Pop – Multi-Glitter Special Effect

I always send nail polish for Mother’s Day, and these are gorgeous! Purchase at www.morgantaylorlacquer.com

The Beauty of Dirty Skin
The Beauty of Dirty Skin
The Beauty of Dirty Skin by Dr. Whitney Bowe ($23.00 at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com).  Celebrity NYC-based dermatologist Dr. Whitney Bowe shows readers that skin health is so much more than skin deep. With simple explanations of science, DIY practical at-home tricks and tweaks to make to your diet and beauty routine, and a life-changing 21-day program, this book is your roadmap to glowing skin from the inside out and the outside in.

 

 

Here are a couple of gorgeous Josie Maran kits:

Josie Maran Argan Beauty Canvas ($45 USD) — Includes Surreal Skin Argan Finishing Balm, Argan Lip Sting Plumping Butter in Be It Boysenberry, and the Argan Moonstone Drops.
Josie Maran Argan Nourishing Kit ($100 USD) — Includes Argan Milk,  100% Pure Argan Oil and my favortie, the 100% Pure Argan Oil Light.
What are you giving the ladies in your life next Sunday? Do you have any fun plans?

Project Pan April-June 2018 — First Update

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Hi all!  This is the first Project Pan update for my April to June pan.  It has been going well!  I started out with 12 products, but as you can see from my photo above, I only have 10 left!  I panned two.  You can check out my original post here.

Of the products left, I am almost finished with the Reclaim Botanical neck cream, the Philosophy Eye Hope eye cream, the Ofra Cleanser and the Neocutis night cream.  And maybe the H2O+ day cream.  I’m also doing well with the body lotion.  The eye shadow, powder, hair cream and face mask weren’t used as much as the other products.  I have to make a point to use those more this month!

Here’s what I used up:

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I used the IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye concealer and Bye Bye Lines foundation.  Plus I have two empties that I didn’t include in my haul — the IT Bye Bye Pores loose powder and the No7 Early Defence Serum.  I used up my Bye Bye Pores before I really dug into the Fit Me! powder, but now I am using it exclusively.  The Fit Me! had more in it than I thought.  There is a lot in the container!

Two more months to go! I should pan more products by the end of May  I love doing these because I’m forcing myself to use my skincare and other products.  And I can tell that my skin looks better for it!

Are you doing a project pan?  How’s it going?

April 2018 Beauty Favorites

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It’s almost May!  This is going to be a busy month for my family. Besides Mother’s Day, we are still in lacrosse season for my youngest daughter and my middle daughter is graduating from high school!

I tried a lot of great new makeup in April.  Above our my favorites, and below you can see the shades:

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I purchased the Too Faced Life’s A Festival Eye Shadow Palette and the Better Than Sex Mascara during the Ulta 21 Days of Beauty sale.  The palette was not on sale (but I really wanted it), but the mascara was.  I love them both!  I still have to do a review of the palette.  I’m hoping to post that this weekend.

The gorgeous nude lipsticks are the Lipstick  Queen Nothing But the Nudes Collection.  They are The Truth, a pink nude, The Whole Truth, a peach nude.  There is also Nothing But the Truth, a beige nude.  It’s a bit darker, so I’m saving it for the summer when I faux tan.  These are creamy and so gorgeous on!

The last makeup items is from the ColourPop x Eva Gutowski collab.  It’s the Mermaid Glow Pressed Powder Face Duo.  The shades are:

Golden Hour: matte blush; neutral peach
Ethereal: pearlized highlighter; soft golden champagne

I would think this would be better for a bit darker tones than my light-toned skin But it looks so pretty on.  I love the blush and the highlighter is a soft color that can be built up to blind!

The Merle Norman Skintelligent Cleanser is exfoliating.  It has little beads in it that give a vigorous scrub! It instantly makes my pores look smaller.

The last thing is my Real Techniques Brush Crush 300 Powder Brush.  I’ve had this for a few months and love it so much.  Its so pretty and soft.  It makes me happy just to use it.

What products were your faves this month?

Mother’s Day Beauty Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is a couple of weeks away.  I always give my mom the gift of beauty. I love sharing my favorite products and ones I think she will love.

Below are wonderful skincare, makeup and other beauty ideas for the lovely ladies in your life:

Pamper your Mom this year by giving her the gift of radiance with the Eve Lom Radiance Range:

Purchase at Sephora stores and Sephora.com

Give the gift of flawless skin like Cindy Crawford with her amazing skincare line, Meaningful Beauty:

These are available at Ulta stores and Ulta.com

EO Ageless Skin Care Collection
EO Ageless Skin Care Collection

EO Ageless Skin Care Collection ($124.99 USD. or you can purchase each item separately) — Complex in formulation, simple in use. Based on the essential principles of synergy, performance and simplicity, the EO Ageless Skin Care Collection brings over eighty of the Earth’s most powerful botanical extracts into one simple daily regimen. Over twenty years of expertise culminates in a collection of skin care essentials that will transform the way you see yourself.

Enjoy 3.3 oz. cleansing milk, 2 oz. face moisturizer, 1 oz day face oil, 1.5 oz. scrub, and 1 oz. night face serum.

Availability: www.eoproducts.com

The perfect nude lip lies within the Nothing But The Nudes collection by Lipstick Queen.  I love these and think these would be great gifts for the lady who likes classic or natural looks/  Here are the shades:

  • The Truth — Pretty pink nude
  • The Whole Truth — Perfect peachy nude
  • Nothing But The Truth — Beautiful beige nude

Purchase at Ulta stores and Ulta.com

Daily Concepts DAILY HAIR TOWEL WRAP
Daily Concepts Daily Hair Towel Wrap

Daily Concepts Daily Hair Towel Wrap ($18 USD) — This hair towel wrap is great for any length hair. With the soft cotton material, it makes getting ready after your shower super easy and pain free without having the hassle of a heavy towel on top of your head. The super soft cotton fabric also allows for quicker hair dry time giving your hair less time under the use of a hot blow dryer.

Purchase at dailyconcepts.com

 

Everyone Pure Essential Oils Kit with Ultrasonic Diffuser
Everyone Pure Essential Oils Kit with Ultrasonic Diffuser

Everyone Pure Essential Oils Kit with Ultrasonic Diffuser ($64.99 USD) — The Everyone Aromatherapy Kit is the perfect gift for aromatherapy first-timers and experts alike! Included in this set is an Everyone Aromatherapy Ultrasonic Diffuser, 2 single note essential oils: PeppermintLavender, and 4 blends: UpliftBalanceFocus, and Fresh.

$64.99 Availability: www.eoproducts.com

 Do you give beauty gifts for Mother’s Day?

IT Cosmetics Friends & Family Event — April 10-15 2018

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It’s time for the IT Cosmetics Friends & Family Event! IT Cosmetics is  rewarding their loyal IT Girls with exclusive access to the semi-annual friends & family sale, an event that you DEFINITELY don’t want to miss!

The offer is 25% Off Any $30 itcosmetics.com order (pre tax and shipping).  The code is FRIENDS2018.

This sale runs from April 10th thru the 15th.

I love IT Cosmetics and am going to check out the sale in the morning. Are you going to pick anything up?