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 Ultra-Hot Genius Ultra Deal #1404
Arbonne Limited-Edition Green Apple Energy Fizz Sticks
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 arbonne.com – 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 arbonne.com.
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.
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, Arbonne.com) 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.
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.
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.
Arbonne RE9 Advanced Age-Defying Neck Cream
RE9 Advanced Firming Body Cream
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.
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.
Learn more at us.rimmellondon.com and purchase at a mass market retailer near you.
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!
Arbonne’s Clear Future Collection isthe 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!
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 isyour 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.
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 ($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.
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.
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.
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, Arbonne.com). 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, Amazon.com). 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, TheManeChoice.com 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, Arbonne.com) 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?
So we got through this week, yeah! Even though this week may have been a bit stressful, I still have been testing some amazing beauty products and enjoying them!
My faves include a gorgeous cream eyeliner, products to help keep your hands smooth in the elements and a matte lipstick:
jane iredale Mystikol eyeliners ($24 USD) — Create the sexy look you love with new improved Mystikol Powdered Eyeliners! The built-in brush makes a perfect line or smudged-out smoky eye. The powder/cream formula makes a shadow that won’t fade, crease or smear.
I love the creamy texture of these liners. Applying with the brush is so easy, the liner just glides across my lid. I could even make a cat’s eye with it, and I am not the best at that! All of the colors are gorgeous and so wearable. My favorite is Dark Topaz, but I love Amethyst and Smoky Quartz, too. I don’t usually wear black eyeliner, but the Onyx is a beautiful pure black.
During the cold weather, it’s so important to it’s important to maintain a good moisturizing routine to keep hands soft and healthy. Here are three products (including a set of natural emollient infused gloves!) which contain essential ingredients like Cocoa Seed Butter, Cucumber and Avocado that will soothe hands all season long.
Arbonne FC5® Ultra-Hydrating Hand Crème ($24 at arbonne.com): This lightweight cream moisturizes deeply, leaving hands feeling soft, smooth and well-hydrated. Infused with Kiwi, a powerful antioxidant source which works to hydrate the skin. Cucumber and Watercress help even skin tone while Birch and Clover extracts work to improve the appearance of skin clarity
Borghese Spa Mani Brillante Brightening Gloves ($50 at Borghese.com): These specially- formulated gloves are infused with rich, natural emollients, including Jojoba Seed, Avocado, and Olive Fruit Oils which improve skin’s texture and tone. Octadecenedioic Acid helps to brighten, clarify and impart luminance. Dry hands are quenched and relieved at once, revealing a soft-silken appearance.
The lipstick revolution goes matte! Rimmel London introduces The Only 1 Matte Lipstick, a new-generation, all-in-one matte lipstick that delivers long-lasting, non-drying colour, moisture and wear.
Available in 10 new matte shades in a range of pinks, nudes, brights and deeps. I have Salute and Trendsetter — a rosy pink and a gorgeous nude. They are a hydrating matte and feel as good as they look. They don’t dry down like a liquid matte, but as I don’t like those, this is the perfect way to get a matte lip! The only think I don’t care for is the scent. It’s really synthetic and a bit chemical. But it does fade. If they fix the scent, these will be some of my favorite lipsticks out there!
These beauty gifts are gorgeous and so fun to give. They include a set with my favorite perfume, a kit to make your face glow, luxe holiday makeup, and a dramatic nail polish kit:
Philosophy Amazing Grace Eau de Parfum Gift Set ($64 USD) — Give her the gift of an uplifting experience that lasts and lasts. This holiday-exclusive collection begins with Philosophy’s award-winning Firming Body Emulsion 8.0 oz. infused with the iconic fragrance, and finishes with fine Eau de Parfum concentration in both spray 2.0 oz. and rollerball 0.33 oz, for a truly special and lasting scent experience.
Hard Candy Glimmer & Glow Total Face Collection with Cosmetic Bag Gift ($9.88 USD) — Create a flawless look that will outlast any party! The Hard Candy Glimmer & Glow Total Face Collection with Cosmetic Bag Gift Set lets you create a subtle glow or glimmering highlights. Get ready to glow on! The set includes perfecting primer, heavy duty concealer, baked blush, baked bronzer, brush and cosmetic bag.
Includes: 1.06 oz Perfecting Primer, 0.17 fl oz Heavy Duty Concealer, 0.12 oz Baked Blush, 0.012 oz Baked Bronzer, Brush & Cosmetic Bag
Arbonne Glossed Over Lip Gloss in ‘Cardinal’ ($24 USD): A red lip can make all the difference. With this plant extract and peptide infused shine, your lips will not only feel quenched and moisturized but will also appear more voluminous. The formula contains a sheer-to-medium coverage which is gorgeous worn alone, or as a top coat to deepen another red lipstick. The perfect red holiday lip! Launches November 1st, 2016
Arbonne It’s All in the Eyes Eye Shadow Duo ($40 USD): Gorgeous high-performance shadows to create a party-ready smokey eye. Formulated with antioxidant-containing botanicals, these high-pigment, long-lasting shadows do more than just look pretty. Each shadow easily pops in and out of the magnetic quad or duo so you can refill favorites or change them with your mood. Refillable, interchangeable, beautiful!
Arbonne SeaSource Detoxifying Rescue Wash ($45 USD): A perfect way to cleanse and detox after all of the holiday binging! This body wash includes sea algae extracts that will help improve your skin radiance while removing surface impurities and toxins. Its hydrating formula provides a moisture shield for soft, smoothed feeling skin.
Jin Soon Pearl Collection ($42 USD) — Inspired by classic Mikimoto pearls, Jin Soon Choi designed the collection to encompass the pearl’s signature iridescent luminosity and to compliment any and all holiday looks. The collection includes:
Baroque (gold pearl): reminiscent of golden Sea South Pearls, this most precious, ravishing gold is the definition of warmth and opulence
Nocturne (black pearl): inspired by exotic Tahitian black pearls, this shade with rich luster is the epitome of glamour
Akoya (white pearl): based on iconic cultured Akoya white pearls, a hint of opal shimmer reveals its elegant beauty
Today is National Lash Day! I love this because even though I have short, straight lashes, the mascaras out today can help make my lashes look gorgeous!
Below, I have listed a long list of fabulous mascaras at various price points. I hope you find a new one you love. Remember to change your mascara every 3 months.
To begin, though, I am highlighting three eyelash serums with natural ingredients to enhance your lashes and a great lash primer. I love these, and they are also the perfect base for any of the amazing mascaras featured:
Talika Lipocils Expert ($57 USD) — Talika Lipocils Expert serum contains the same proprietary complex of 5 plants and silk protein as in Lipocils to condition and support the densification of eyelashes. Additional natural ingredients (peptides, Forskohlii) promote enhanced curling and color intensification of the lashes, especially to light or not very dark lashes.
The mascara-like brush ensures an optimal distribution of the serum along the lashes throughout the follicle. The foamy sponge tip allows to gently apply the serum along the top and bottom lash line without any risk. Formulated with plants and natural ingredients, the serum is safe for the eyes. Talika Lipocils Expert makes a perfect base for mascara.
Purchase at www.talika.com
ZO Skin Health Ossential Lash Enhancing Serum ($65 USD) — Not a mascara – but a serum containing a powerful blend of peptides formulated to help enhance eyelash thickness and length, and improve the look of thinning, sparse lashes and brows. Use once a day at bedtime.
Apply to clean skin. Use pen to apply product to upper and lower lash line, taking great care on lower lashes to avoid direct contact with the eyes. Hold pen upright and twist bottom two to four clicks per application. May also be used on brows.
HydroPeptide Lash ($96 USD) — This natural lash enhancer uses the power of a peptide complex, biotin and folic acid to visibly improve the appearance of lashes – and brows! – by strengthening them for a fuller, longer, less brittle appearance. Eyelash Fortifying and Hair-Fullness Peptides provide superior lash results, while Biotin, Folic Acid, Hydrogenated Lecithin, and Lemon Peel Extract prevent breakage and strengthen lashes. Soybean oil and Sodium Hyaluronate hydrate and nourish the brow and lash area. Apply at night, a few times a week, and see less breakage and more thickness.
Merle Norman Mascara Primer ($14 USD) — The secret to long, luscious lashes is to always start with a primer. This multi-benefit base coat forms a flexible bond between lashes and mascara to magnify results of ANY mascara. What makes this formula so effective is its hair-loving conditioners (Vitamins B, C, and E) and advanced peptides which promote lashes that are longer, fuller and healthier- looking, making flutters perfectly mascara ready!
Available at MerleNorman.com
NYC New York Color Get It All Mascara ($3.99 USD) — A mascara that visibly lifts and curls lashes up to 70°, lengthens lashes up to 65% and builds up to 2 times the volume. It contains candelilla wax known to enhance film formulation and stiffness, yielding better curl. It glides on easily, won’t smudge and won’t irritate sensitive eyes and is ideal for contact-lens wearers. In Extreme Black.
Rimmel London 24 Hour Supercurler Mascara ($6.49 USD) — With its curved-eye shape, the special brush fits perfectly into the contours of your eye, giving you flawless application every time. Its cleverly-designed fibers lift and curl lashes from the root to tip, separating each lash for defined, clump-free color. Use the mascara alone, or create an eye-opening look by layering it over your favorite Rimmel mascara. Let your lashes defy the laws of gravity with breathtaking curve appeal. Black, Extreme Black
Avon Big and False Lash Volume Mascara ($6 USD) — With its unique Fiber Blend formula, this mascara gives lashes a major boost. The mascara instantly creates the look of fuller lashes thanks to specially curved fibers, which fill in your lash line without clumping. Designed to double the look of lashes instantly, Big & False Lash Mascara gives you a dramatic look in a flash. Featuring a unique, exclusively-designed almond shaped brush with quick glide surface ensures fibers fill in and align along the lashes, following the natural curve of the eye.
Visit AVON.com to locate an Avon Representative or to shop online.
PUR Fully Charged Magnetic Mascara ($22 USD) — Strengthen, thicken, lengthen and separate each individual lash with this high-performance mascara. The formula uses opposing magnetic forces to strongly attract mascara to the lashes, ensuring flawless application and unparalleled performance. Includes:
Biotinoyl Tripeptide-1 conditions lashes to help fight the follicle aging process and make lashes appear healthier and fuller
A blend of Panthenol (Vitamin B5) and Vitamin C Ester nourishes lashes for maximum flexibility
The addition of Carnuba Wax and Beeswax helps define each lash with an exclusive brush that is designed for ultimate separation and lengthening
Arbonne It’s A Long Story Mascara ($36 USD) — Arbonne’s high-performance lengthening mascara helps create the look of ultra-dramatic lashes with major longitude and definition. Formulated with polypeptides, amino acids, pea extract, bamboo and pro-vitamin B5, this mascara helps to condition and soften lashes. Created with a vegan formula, this mascara is also long wearing and water resistant.