Clarisonic Mia1 Sonic Cleansing System w/Extra Brush Heads QVC’s Today’s Special Value!

Want a luxury beauty gift for a good price for someone you love (or yourselfe)? QVC Today’s Special Value for Monday, November 13th is the Clarisonic Mia 1 sonic cleansing device. This one-speed facial cleansing system includes two super-plush and soft Radiance brush heads, an invigorating Deep Pore brush head, and Refreshing Gel Cleanser.

The price today is an amazing $78.96 with frees shipping and handling! This usually sells for $99 and has a value of $187.63.

The rechargeable Mia 1 uses gentle sonic oscillation technology to gently cleanse skin. Clarisonic cleansing removes six times more makeup than manual cleansing with finger pads, helping to increase product absorption. The result is softer, smoother, more radiant-looking skin in as little as one minute a day.

To use this device, remove eye makeup before cleansing the face. Moisten skin and brush head with warm water. Tap off excess water from the brush head to avoid dripping. Apply a pearl-sized amount of cleanser to wet skin or directly to wet brush head. Turn on the device. Gently move the brush head in small circular motions and keep the bristles flush to the skin. Spend 20 seconds cleansing the forehead, 20 seconds cleansing the nose/chin, and 10 seconds cleansing each cheek. Mia 1 will automatically shut off after one minute. Rinse skin thoroughly with warm water and follow with preferred skin-care routine. Rinse brush head with warm water after each use.

  • Includes Mia 1 facial cleansing device, two pink Radiance brush heads, blue Deep Pore brush head, 1-fl oz Refreshing Gel Cleanser, pLink charger, and adapter
  • Device measures 6″L x 2-1/2″W x 3″D; Charger Cord 34″L; weighs 8.5 oz
  • UL listed adapter; 1-year Limited Manufacturer’s Warranty

Have you tried Clarisonic before?  Are you thinking of purchasing this today!

My Beauty Favorites — Week of October 3-9, 2016

I love fall, the changing leaves, pumpkin everything and the fact that Halloween and other holidays are just around the corner!  I wish it would get a little bit cooler in Kansas City so I can wear sweaters and boots, but I know it will come.

This week, I am loving an odd assortment of items, including a cream sheet mask (what?), cute jeggings and a fabric in-wash odor killer:

Masqueology by Beauty Architects
Masqueology by Beauty Architects

Masqueology by Beauty Architects— is reinventing skincare with a unique mask-based treatment line that is convenient, portable and designed to meet your individual skincare concerns. There is one full ounce of concentrated advanced ingredients infused into each deeply relaxing facial sheet mask. These multi-tasking masks are designed specifically to contour to your face shape. In only 20-minutes the treatment results are fast and effective rivaling those of any luxury spa.

This month Masqueology launched a new line of affordable masks into over 3,000 Walmart stores nationwide, and this Winter they will be launching more new products including hair masks and Emoji masks. The four masks currently available are the Collagen Lifting Cream Mask, Moisturizing Cream Mask, Vita Clarifying Cream Mask, and Special Care Cream Mask.
What I think: This mask is so interesting! When I opened the package, the paper mask had a LOT of cream on it.  I’m used to gel masks or paper masks with serum, but the cream was surprising, and a little messy.  But, once unfolded, it is easy to apply and there is enough mask to wrap under the chin, which I like.
I tried the Collagen Lifting Cream Mask, which left my skin firm and glowing and the Special Care Cream Mask, that helps with redness.
Purchase at Walmart stores and


No Nonsense Classic Denim Leggings
No Nonsense Classic Denim Leggings

No Nonsense Classic Denim Leggings ($16.99 USD) — No nonsense New Classic Denim Leggings are made with a new fabric that is more like a “woven” denim jeans! These leggings have functional back pockets, faux front pockets and fly plus a variety of washes. They are super soft with stretch fabric, designed to hug your body while retaining their shape. Inseam measures 29″

What I think: I have these in dark denim and they are so comfy!  But, they are also really cute and look amazing under boots, or with a little flat.  I will be wearing these all fall and winter.  They aren’t thin and fit really well.  They are affordable, too.

Available at

Febreze In Wash Odor Eliminator
Febreze In Wash Odor Eliminator

Febreze In-Wash Odor Eliminator is a laundry aid that works in the washer with detergents to eliminate odors such as perspiration, cooking oil, grease, motor oil, pets, garden soil and mildew from virtually any washable fabric. While detergents clean the soils Febreze Laundry Odor Eliminator cleans away odors that get trapped in fabrics.

Use Febreze In-Wash Odor Eliminator in any of your laundry loads with odors that can be hard to remove with detergent alone. These loads often include items such as work uniforms or clothes, sports or fitness clothing, cooking towels, or restaurant uniforms.

What I think: This is added to the wash, separate from the detergent.  It smells really refreshing and leaves clothes so fresh!  A great additive when your kids do sports or with gym clothes!

Purchase at grocery stores near you and learn more at

What products are you loving?  Leave a comment and let me know!

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Cool Beauty Gifts

Looking for a cool beauty tool or a fun palette to give this holiday season?  I have some great ideas below.  From a hi-tech way to apply makeup to affordable palettes to luxe collections, there is something for everyone.

Luminess Air Epic Airbrush System
Luminess Air Epic Airbrush System

Luminess Air Epic Airbrush System ($399 USD) – Reveal skins natural beauty with our dermatologist tested and recommended Luminess EPIC Airbrush Makeup System. Airbrushing helps eliminate cross contamination (no need for makeup brushes) resulting in healthier looking skin.

This system is truly an EPIC breakthrough with its game changing digital design. The Epic features a built in display, easy to use interface, and several tutorials that brings our professional makeup artist Heather Boswell directly into your home revealing the simple art of Airbrushing. Luminess Air’s specially formulated foundation allows you to spray away a verity of unwanted imperfection such as acne, discoloration, dark circles, bruising, scars, wrinkles, rosacea; even tattoos. Our makeup allows skin to breathe without sacrificing coverage – Airbrushing with Luminess Air gives sheer to ultra-coverage minus the appearance of thick or cakey makeup. This kit contains everything you need to create a flawless, camera ready look!

 Kit includes:

EPIC Airbrush Compressor and Stylus

AC Adaptor

Instructional DVD

1 Year Warranty

4 – 0.55oz bottles Ultra foundation

1 – 0.25oz Blush

1 – 0.25oz Skin Brightening Glow

1 – 0.25oz Moisturizer/Primer

Too Faced Le Petite Maison ($39 USD) — Exclusive to Ulta Beauty, the kit features 12 shadows, Deluxe Shadow Insurance Eye Primer, and Deluxe Better Than Sex Mascara for party-perfect eyes.

Ulta Beauty Ulta Be Discovered Blockbuster Kit ($24.99 USD) — For those who just don’t want to share, keep curious hands out with the lock and key closure. Includes: 33 eye shadows, 4 blush shades, 1 bronzer, 4 brow powders, 1 eye shadow brush, 2 color coat cream eye shadows, 6 glitter eye top coats, 2 dual ended eye liners, 2 butter balm glosses, 1 powder brush, 1 eye liner brush, 6 gel eye liners, 1 highlighter, 2 eye shadow primers, 1 brow brush.

Makeup Revolution’s Mermaids Forever 32 Piece Eyeshadow Palette ($15 USD) in a beautiful collection of colors! Mermaids are forever, and this palette is the stuff that fantasies are made of. A breathtaking collection of jewel tones inspired by aquatic fairy tales and folklore, from sea greens to cobalt blues.

All available at

Tory Burch Holiday Cracker ($28 USD) is a perfect stocking stuffer! Cheerfully wrapped in a signature print which encompasses a little note from Tory and a Tory Burch Eau de Parfum Rollerball – a scent of floral peony and tuberose blend with crisp citrus notes of grapefruit and neroli, anchored by earthy vetiver.

Available at Sephora and

Tory Burch Lip Color Set ($72 value of $96),  represents the ideal balance of sheer yet vivid color and rich texture with a weightless finish. Each color is designed to flatter a variety of skin tones and is subtly scented with notes from the Tory Burch fragrance – cassis, grapefruit and mandarin.

Available in the fine fragrance area at most department stores

New Beauty Book: HOW TO LOOK EXPENSIVE: A Beauty Editor’s Secrets to Getting Gorgeous Without Breaking the Bank

I have recently read a fabulous and helpful new beauty book by  beauty industry insider, Andrea Pomerantz Lustig called HOW TO LOOK EXPENSIVE: A Beauty Editor’s Secrets to Getting Gorgeous Without Breaking the Bank (List Price $25, Gotham Books).

The New York Post did a three-page spread of the book, featuring makeovers Andrea did on 4 women. The results were amazing. The Wall Street Journalhas praised the book: There are too many beauty books on the shelves, so the bar for actually buying one is high. This one leaps it, with room to spare.”Allure, Glamour, Shape, Self, USA Weekend, Family Circle, Brides, Today’s Black Woman, andIn Style have all jumped on this must-have book.

Andrea is Glamour magazine’s “Beauty Sleuth,” known for her wildly popular beauty advice column and her contact list bursting with the hottest beauty pros. Prior to becoming a contributing editor atGlamour, she was pioneer Editor-in-Chief at, and before that she spent nine years as Beauty and Fitness Director atCosmopolitan.

In the book, Andrea, shares her career’s worth of beauty advice and her beauty BFF contact list to reveal the exclusive tricks of the trade women need to boost their beauty confidence and look fabulously high-end—in any economy. Andrea shows women how to bridge the gap between what they want to look like and what they can afford to look like, how to upgrade their look to upgrade their life.

In the book, Andrea shares:

  • The four NEW luxe looks and how you can achieve them.
  • The top beauty tips and tricks that will upgrade any look.
  • What it means to “look expensive” now (it’s not necessarily what you think!)
  • The four rules of modern makeup and how to shop smart for beauty purchases.
  • Cheap cosmetic secrets of expensive makeup artists.
  • The makeup (or beauty) mistakes women make that cheapen their look
  • How to makeover your makeup bag—for half the price
  • The seven qualities of expensive looking hair color
  • Princess-perfect skin on a pauper’s budget
  • Affordable DIY versions of the celebrity manicure, facial, self-tan, blow-dry, red carpet makeup application stars pay gazillions for

Celebrity status is about to get a lot more affordable, as Andrea shares her “wealth” of beauty knowledge; the tips, tricks, and techniques culled from both her beauty insiders and the twenty-plus years she’s spent collecting, testing, seeing, and hearing the world’s best beauty advice.

Purchase at book stores and

Announcing the Paperback Release of How To Never Look Fat Again by Charla Krupp!

Style expert and two-time New York Times best-selling author, Charla Krupp ( celebrated the paperback release of her wildly successful book, HOW TO NEVER LOOK FAT AGAIN this week and is also about to unveil her new and improved website, a haven for women who never want to look fat or old. The site will be updated daily with videos, tips and product recommendations.

Charla Krupp, former InStyle and Glamour Editor and best-selling author of HOW NOT TO LOOK OLD and the newly released HOW TO NEVER LOOK FAT AGAIN, believes you can look good at any size or age, and her theory has nothing to do with surgery, diet, or exercise. What’s her secret? Something only years of magazine and media training can teach – fast, simple and effortless styling tips to get you looking like your most gorgeous self!

I am going to be reviewing this awesome book in a few weeks. In the meantime check out for tips on how to look your best!