Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2018 Skincare Deals!

Hi all! Are you ready for my second Black Friday/Cyber Monday guide? This time it’s skincare deals.

I’m including deals from Arbonne, dr. brandt, The Better Skin Company, Talika and more:

Arbonne: During Black Friday / Cyber Monday week (11/19-11/30), Arbonne is offering a hot deal on their cutting edge ultrasound tool, Intelligence Genius Ultra – proven to deliver smoother, radiant, even-toned skin in seconds. The deal also includes 2 FREE skincare products, the Arbonne Intelligence Lip Treatment and Arbonne RE9 Advanced Prepwork Hydrating Dew Cream along with a on-the-go bag. (A $388 value for only $152 for the set at – plus free shipping, and first 10,000 buyers receive a free Genius Ultra Cleansing Cloth!)

Arbonne: During Black Friday / Cyber Monday week (11/19-11/30), Arbonne is offering their new Limited-Edition Green Apple Energy Fizz Sticks for only $55 at

PURENERGERIZER™ Nano Solutions Skin Infuser Kit
PURENERGERIZER™ Nano Solutions Skin Infuser Kit

PUR attitude shows its true holiday spirit with a buy one PURenergizer Nano Solutions Skin Infuser, get one free deal available starting Black Friday and ending the day after Cyber Monday 2018!

The PURenergizer Nano Solutions Skin Infuser uses a waterless natural polymer system found in almost every cell of our bodies to hydrate the skin. By linking this system with Phospholipids, Ceramides and Sphingolipids, this one-of-a-kind technology enhances the absorption of key ingredients through the skin’s defense wall. Use of this device is will plump the skin to soften the look of wrinkles with cutting edge natural technology.

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Radiance Resurfacing Foam
dr. brandt Radiance Resurfacing Foam

Dr. Brandt:
Black Friday Early Access
WHAT: 45% off sitewide with the code BF45
WHEN: 11/14-11/21
*excludes kits

WHAT: BOGO Radiance Resurfacing Foam
WHEN: 11/22
*only applies to this product + no kits

Black Friday
WHAT: 45% off sitewide + FREE Standard US Shipping with the code BF45
WHEN: 11/23- 11/25
*excludes kits

Cyber Monday
WHAT: BOGO Eye Creams + FREE Standard US Shipping
WHEN: 11/26- 12/2
*only applies to eye creams and excludes kits

The Better Skin Co.

The Better Skin Company and
33% off all products + FREE Shipping
Black Friday thru Cyber Monday

Emma Hardie Skincare
Emma Hardie Skincare

Emma  has 30% offer on all products from Thursday November 22nd  at midnight – Monday November 26th  at midnight


Bella Schneider Beauty
Bella Schneider Beauty

Bella Schneider Beauty and
20% De-Puff Beauty Globes & Smoothing Eye Serum Set (Regularly $85, now $68)
Black Friday thru Cyber Monday

C'est Moi Beauty

C’est Moi Beauty
15% off all products
Black Friday thru Cyber Monday

Zaman Skincare
Zaman Skincare

Zaman Skincare and
50% off all products
Black Friday thru Cyber Monday

Talika  is running a 20% off promotion on all of their products from Thursday November 22nd  to Monday November 26th

I hope this guide helps!  Let me know if you are going to pick any of these deals!


Arbonne Essentials Vanilla Protein Shake Mix Review and Three Summer Detox Recipes

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Hi all!  So, lately I’ve been trying to eat healthier and exercise more.  I haven’t been exercising as much as I should, but I have started to eat better. It’s hard for my to find something quick and nutritious in the morning, though.

Luckily, I received samples of the Arbonne Essentials® Vanilla Protein Shake Mix ($77, and have been making shakes in the morning. It provides 20g of  vegan  protein  to  help  support  muscles, plus  more  than 20  essential  vitamins  and  minerals  per  serving. Clinically tested and certified to have a low glycemic index, which has little effect on blood sugar levels and does not cause a spike in blood sugar.

I have been using the recipes below to add variety to my breakfasts.  I’ve tried the first two, but not the third one yet (I need to pick up some ingredients for it.  And I’ve made them without the Arbonne Daily Fiber Boost because I don’t have it.

Recovery Support Shake

Almond Butter Shake

Hearty Boosted Protein Shake

I really like the taste of the vanilla powder, which is the one I have. I made the first shake with fresh mango and love it.  I want to try it with banana next.

I found out by trying the second shade that I’m not a fan of almond butter (but I love almonds)!  I am going to try this with a little bit of natural peanut butter next.  I think it will be good.

I will be trying the third shake this week. I think it sounds good and different from the other two.

I would recommend this protein shake mix because it tastes good and keeps me full all morning.  It is pretty pricey, but it’s great quality! I want to try the chocolate shake mix next.

Have you tried any Arbonne nutrition products?  Which are your favorites?

New Arbonne RE9 Advanced Body and Neck Creams

Arbonne RE9 Advanced Retexturizing Serum in Lotion
Arbonne RE9 Advanced Retexturizing Serum in Lotion

I was sent some amazing Arbonne RE9 Advanced body and neck products for my honest review.  I have only been using these for about a week, so I haven’t seen the long term benefits yet.  This is more like first impressions.

A big release is the RE9 Advanced Retexturizing Serum in Lotion ($50 USD) — This double-duty body lotion contains serum that not only delivers amazing all-day hydration, but also offers gentle exfoliation.

What I think:  I love how this feels on my skin.  It immediately hydrates and leaves my skin silky smooth.  It isn’t greasy at all.  I can tell that it has serum in it, because it sinks into my skin and my skin glows and appears smoother.  My dry patches on my elbows already look better! The only issue is that I don’t really care for the scent.  It’s lemony, almost like a home cleaner.  I am going to use it up to see what it does to my skin.

Two other products from the collection are the RE9 Advanced Firming Body Cream and the RE9 Advanced Age Defying Neck Cream.  Here are the descriptions from the Arbonne website:

RE9 Advanced Age-Defying Neck Cream ($85 USD) — This heavenly cream, formulated with peptides, helps improve the appearance of firmness by adding moisture to your delicate neck and décolletage area, while stabilized vitamin C boosts and maintains moisture to support collagen.1.7 oz.

RE9 Advanced Firming Body Cream ($75 USD) –This luxurious cream deeply nourishes the skin with hydration, formulated with red algae extract, to smooth the appearance of dimpled skin and promote a shapelier-looking silhouette. 6.7 oz.

What I think:  The neck cream is hydrating and smoothing.  And the body cream is really rich and gives a ton of moisture.  I will be trying it out to see if they both firm.


My Beauty Favorites — Week of August 28-September 3, 2017

Even though it’s still pretty warm in Kansas City, it is going to cool down after the long weekend.  And I’m very thankful for that!

This week, I have been loving fab products that correct and conceal, an amazing skin exfoliator and a skincare line that will help clear up acne and oily skin:

Rimmel London Insta Conceal & Correct ($6.50 USD) – Address and conceal your skin’s different tones and imperfections with this color-correcting kit for dark circles, redness and dull-looking skin.

  • Peach neutralizes dark circles
  • Green covers redness on the skin
  • Lilac cancels out dullness

Rimmel London Insta Conceal & Contour ($6.50 USD) – This multi-tasking palette camouflages and enhances the different tones of your face and allows you to sculpt the angles, creating a naturally flawless complexion and defined features. Apply on top of foundation and blend.

Available in 3 shades  (Light, Medium and Dark) to complement the different tones around your face which allows you to Highlight, Conceal and Contour.

What I think: This is my favorite fave product this week!  I’m in love with both of these.  They are creamy and easy to blend.  I use the peach under my eyes and the green on my red spots in the Correct palette.  I use the lightest color of the Light Contour palette under my eyes and the medium shades is a great concealer.  The dark contours so well for my skin tone!  I can use these two palettes, powder and I’m off in the morning!  Really great quality.

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neuRADIANCE instant cell exfoliator

neuRADIANCE instant cell exfoliator — ($79 USD) Exclusively formulated with a unique technology that provides a warming effect upon application and a cooling sensation when removed promoting a radiant, glowing complexion. The invigorating exfoliator is infused with radiance enhancing ingredients including magnesium crystals, pearl powder and meadowfoam seed oil.

What I think:  This exfoliator is amazing!  With one use, my skin was soft and smooth for days!  Be careful, though, because the particles are very rough, so using it gently on wet skin is important.  It does start off warm and cools the skin when removed, which is really different.  It is so worth it, though.  My skin glowed afterwards.  Love!

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Arbonne’s Clear Future Collection

Arbonne’s Clear Future Collection is the answer for kicking blemishes to the curb for good. Beyond traditional salicylic acid to treat new blemishes, this system contains several nourishing botanicals like sage leaf extract and witch hazel to condition and soothe skin. Daily, consistent use will help skin appear more even-toned, healthy, and of course clear! The line is complete with a Deep Pore Acne Cleanser, Treatment Pads, Mattifying Lotion, Spot Treatment and Soothing Overnight Mask so you can customize your own unique routine.

What I think:  I received the cleanser, lotion, spot treatment and mask to review.  I gave them to my teenage daughter, who was very excited to try them!  I tried the cleanser myself.  My skin gets a bit oily in the summer, and this cleansed it and didn’t leave it dry, which is so important.  It’s also fragrance free and did not irritate my sensitive skin!

My daughter was especially excited about the lotion (hoping it would help with oily skin and large pores) and the spot treatment.   The lotion does make her skin looks smooth and keeps it matte and the spot treatment helps with blemishes.  When she tries the mask, I will do an update!

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What products are you loving this week?



Arbonne Clear Future Collection — 25% Off in August!

Arbonne’s Clear Future Collection

My kids went back to school this week.  I work from home so the house is quiet, finally!

Besides the excitement of new clothes and school supplies, new beauty products are important, too! Arbonne is having a “back to school” deal to help keep everyone’s skin clear. The brand has a full line of amazing botanically-based acne products and they are all 25% off for the month of August. Here’s info on the collection:

Arbonne’s Clear Future Collection is your answer for kicking blemishes to the curb for good. Beyond traditional salicylic acid to treat new blemishes, this system contains several nourishing botanicals like sage leaf extract and witch hazel to condition and soothe skin. Daily, consistent use will help skin appear more even-toned, healthy, and of course clear! The line is complete with a Deep Pore Acne Cleanser, Treatment Pads, Mattifying Lotion, Spot Treatment and Soothing Overnight Mask so you can customize your own unique routine.

I think this sounds amazing!  I should be reviewing some of these soon.  But for now, all of these products sale price is reflected in the price on Arbonne’s website.

Have you tried Arbonne’s Clear Future Collection?



My Beauty Favorites — Week of May 29-June 4, 2017

I hope your weekend was awesome!  I’ve been busy, so my favorites post is a little late, but I am featuring a bit of gorgeous summer makeup.

This week, I have been loving a gorgeous eyeliner wardrobe and color and hydration for lips.  These products are perfect as we start a hot summer:






ybf your best friend gelUS eyes 5-piece collection

ybf your best friend gelUS eyes 5-piece collection ($28.80 USD) — Gelus eyes 5- piece collection  A creamy, smudge-proof gel formula, with smoldering off black-based undertones and unexpected shots of playful, lustrous color! The oil-free, water-resistant formula holds highly concentrated pigments in a gel base offering the look of a liquid liner and feel of a rich gel color.

With new sophisticated technology, gel-us eyes, contain special reflective pearls (shades) for multi-dimensional color that can be worn alone or layered for an intensified effect! The automatic, retractable liners allow a smooth and even application while being strong enough to last all day into evening.

Shades: onyx pearl, cheering chocolate, stunning silver, wonderful white, beYOUtiful bronze

What I think: This is a gorgeous little set of pencils!  The formula is really pigmented and glides along the eye lid.  The colors are neutral and work well for any occasion.  I love brown eyeliner, and the chocolate and the bronze are my go tos.  The white and the silver are amazing accent colors and I use the black for going out.  This is an affordable way to get an eyeliner wardrobe.  

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Arbonne Smoothed Over Lipstick ($29 USD) — Luxurious, longwearing, and smoothing. Our new, improved lipstick formula has the nourishing and hydrating qualities of a lipstick, with the soothing properties of a balm. The updated design helps the satin-glossy formula glide on easily to create a luscious, gorgeous look.

Arbonne Shea Butter Moisturizing Lip Balm ($16 USD) — An essential addition to your everyday, go-to collection. Our hydrating formula helps nourish lips and leaves them feeling soft and smooth. Containing five moisturizing botanical oils, this silky balm is the perfect solution to dry lips.

What I think: The lipstick is very creamy and easy to apply.   It’s well pigmented.  I have it in Gladiola, the red in the above photo.  I don’t wear reds, but this is a gorgeous color for those who like a dramatic lip.

The lip balm is amazing!  It’s fragrance and flavor free for those who are sensitive to fragrance.  It is so hydrating.  Perfect for parched lips.  I wear a lot of lip balm, and this is one I could wear every day.

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What makeup are you loving now?



Memorial Day Beauty Must Haves!

It’s crazy to think that it’s almost summer!  My kids got out of school this week and it’s now time to celebrate with a nice long holiday weekend!

Here are some amazing beauty products that will help you look and feel amazing throughout this weekend and summer!

Any patriotic holiday is a free pass for wearing red lipstick by the pool. Take full advantage of the occasion with Arbonne Smoothed Over Lipstick in Gladiola ($29, This lipstick is infused with watermelon fruit extract which helps provide immediate, long-term moisture while imparting a plumping effect to give the appearance of full, lush lips.

It’s inevitable, you’ll be sweating this Memorial Day. A product worth stashing in your purse is Mehron Skin Prep Pro ($13, Used under the most extreme weather conditions, skin feels and continues to look fresh.

When the forecast calls for major humidity, you need a power product such as The Mane Choice Pink Lemonade & Coconut Super Anti-Oxidant & Texture Beautifier Curl Boosting Sherbet ($14.99, and Walmart). Formulated to boost curls and fight frizz, the cream defines and shapes your tresses leaving long lasting shine.

Don’t forget to protect your lips! Try opting for an SPF chapstick that’ll give your lips a hydrated glow without the risk of attracting harmful UV rays. The Arbonne Liquid Sunshine Lip Balm Mineral Sunscreen SPF 15 ($12, is infused with coconut oil and moisturizing botanicals to help condition and smooth the lips.

What are your favorite beauty products for the warmer weather?