It’s Cyber Monday! Have you been picking up some great beauty deals? I know there are great ones out there.
Here are some steals to consider while you are enjoying the online sales:
NEW from Vendome Beaute is this holiday season’s perfect stocking stuffer, rosewater eyeshadows, now at 40% off for today only! Vendome Beaute just hit the scene and is quickly becoming this season’s beauty must have with its botanical-infused color line, that goes on velvety smooth to create the perfect look for any occasion. The rosewater infused eyeshadows are highly pigmented and finely milled to give an all-around luxurious look and feel. Any makeup lover will adore a customized combination of the single eyeshadows. Vendome Beaute offers 33 striking hues, that allow you to mix and match colors to create a gift that is tailored to your specific Vendome girl. Each single eyeshadow is 40% off original retail of $26.00 and can be purchased on Amazon.com
Receive 25% off all Macadamia Professional products on MacadamiaHair.com with the code GIFT25 only on Cyber Monday.
Receive 25% off all éprouvage products on eprouvage.com with the code HOLIDAY25
For a limited time, PHYTO will be offering 40% OFF your entire purchase on Phyto.com
Play footsie and get tickled pink in these must-have, cozy pom-pom socks! Your gift with any fragrance purchase of $49.00 or more at Ulta.com, from the ARIANA GRANDE fragrance collection.
Juara, the Indonesian-inspired, botanical skincare brand, will offer a BUY 2 PRODUCTS, GET 1 FREE promotion on juaraskincare.com. Bonus: Free shipping on all orders.
Votre Vu, known for its botanically activated skincare and makeup (with delightfully rich aromatic profiles), will offer 20% ALL products site wide. And orders over $75 will receive a FREE FULL SIZED Eiffel Power mascara. Go to votrevu.com.
I can’t believe it’s Fall! Yay! I hope the weather becomes cooler soon. I am all about the Fall fashions and makeup shades — but I really need to take care of my skin during this time of year.
I have been sent the following samples for my honest review. The products below can moisturize, calm and really soothe skin during the colder weather:
StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner
StriVectin Advanced Retinol Intensive Night Moisturizer
StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner ($99 1.7 oz) — New Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner is a lightweight daily pore-minimizing lotion and anti aging moisturizer with Retinol that delivers both instant and long-term visible pore reduction. 96% of subjects had an immediate improvement in visible pore size after a single application. Patented NIA-114™ technology nourishes the moisture barrier to provide visible age fighting efficacy as it limits the sensitivity common to Retinol use. The powerfully effective blend purifies and refines both skin tone and texture, while delivering superior age fighting benefits.
StriVectin Advanced Retinol Intensive Night Moisturizer ($112 1.7 oz) — New Advanced Retinol Intensive Night Moisturizer delivers the proven anti-aging benefits of Retinol faster and stronger than ever before – without the irritating side effects. This anti-aging night cream supports the four essential building blocks of healthy skin appearance: proteins, micronutrients, water and lipids. Retinol helps improve cell turnover, visibly enhancing firmness and elasticity and diminishing the look of lines and wrinkles. Patented NIA-114™ technology nourishes the moisture barrier to provide visible age fighting efficacy and limit Retinol sensitivity. The supercharged face cream with Retinol and Copper Tripeptides is the ultimate solution for more radiant, revitalized and younger looking skin.
What I think: I have found that my fun aging issue right now is enlarged pores. And if something irritates my skin, my pores get larger. That’s why I am excited that these products exist! They do not irritate my skin, which is essential! I layer the night cream over the pore refiner at night and my skin is glowing and smooth in the morning!
Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist ($24 1.7 oz) — A daily hydrating mist featuring the relaxing scent of rose that restores and hydrates the complexion and is ideal for normal/combination skin types.
Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus Moisturizing Cream ($44 1.4 fl. oz) — This creamy moisturizer with Rose Hip Oil helps improve skin moisture levels while providing essential protection against free radicals.
Jurlique Calendula Redness Rescue Soothing Moisturising Cream ($46 1.4 fl. oz) — This high performance soothing cream features our proprietary Comfort Complex including Calendula, to help comfort sensitivity, while essential fatty acids provide optimum hydration and skin barrier protection benefits with antioxidants to help protect against environmental aggressors. Skin feels restored, comforted and hydrated.
What I think: I have tried the balancing mist, so I was excited to receive this sample! It is both refreshing and moisturizing. It has a light rose scent that I love! The creams are new to me, but I will use the rose moisturizing cream when I need extra moisture (at night), and the calendula cream when my skin is red and sensitive. I love that they are all natural.
La Roche-Posay Rosaliac Moisturizer ($37.99 1.35 fl. oz) — Rosaliac moisturizer helps neutralize visible redness on a daily basis to harmonize skin complexion. This weightless, light-green tinted formula contains Xanthine, a patent-pending ingredient, helps soothe skin. It also contains La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water: rich in Selenium, a powerful, natural antioxidant, provides instant skin soothing.
What I think: This is another great cream for red and sensitive skin. This one is nice to use in the daytime, as the green tint helps balance out the red in my skin. It also feels really nice on.
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Oil Essentials Omega 3,6,9 and Evening Primrose ($12.99 1.69 fl. oz.) — is a revitalizing, light formula that helps to nourish and heal dry skin as well as strengthen and moisturize hair and scalp. All Oil Essentials are natural, sustainable formulas that are free from parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and synthetic colors. Conveniently, Oil Essentials can also be used as a “Beauty Booster” by adding a drop to your favorite skin and hair-care products.
What I think: This smells amazing! I love using it on my hands and cuticles. It is also a great night skin treatment. Apply it in the evening in place of night cream and skin is soft in the morning.
Cyber Monday is here! There are so many great beauty deals today? This is definitely the time of year to shop for your favorite products.
Below are more great deals:
Nars — Nars is thrilled to announce their Give & Take Event on Friday, November 28th – Tuesday, December 2nd. Sign up to be the first to access NARS’ exclusive 20% event here.
Jurlique — Jurlique’s biggest sale of the year is back, and now’s your chance to stock up on skincare favorites and holiday gifts for everyone on your list! This Cyber Monday, Jurlique.com is offering*…
Harry Josh Pro Tools — On Monday, December 1st, receive 50% on all Harry Josh Pro Tools* at HairEnvy.com. The tools are a must-have in any beauty arsenal, making them a perfect gift or stocking stuffer for the holidays. The collection, which started with the award-winning Harry Josh Pro Tools Pro Dryer 2000, has expanded to include a flatiron as well as an arsenal of brushes and clips. Please see below for the complete list of products and visit www.hairenvy.com on Cyber Monday!
Skincare is such a thoughtful gift. It shows your loved one or friend that you really care about their well being. Great skin makes you feel fantastic!
Below are some fab Black Friday skincare ideas for gift giving, or to give yourself a well deserved treat!
Sebamed — Enjoy 20% off all skin and hair care products and receive a free gift with every purchase on November 28th, Black Friday. Use Promo Code: blackfriday14 on SebamedUSA.com.
Free gift with purchase includes: 2 travel size Everyday Shampoos, 2 travel size Moisturizing Body Lotions, 2 travel size Cleansing Bars and a full size Moisturizing Face Cream.
Jan Marini Skin Research — Now – December 5th — Take 20% off purchases over $200 or more. Shop online via www.janmarini.com
This year, Jurlique is offering 3 custom bundles exclusively for the holiday shopping event of the year. All sets are 50+% off – no offer codes needed!
Travel Essentials Set – $29 (over 50% off, a $73 value) Herbal Recovery Night Cream, Herbal Recovery Eye Cream, Calendula Redness Rescue Soothing Moisturizing Cream, Herbal Recovery Advanced Serum, Skin Balancing Face Oil, Rose Hand Cream
Jurlique Anti-Aging Set – $89 (50% off, a $179 value) – Includes a Purely Age-Defying Firming Treatment Mask, Purely Age-Defying Eye Cream, Lavender Hydrating Mist, Purely Age-Defying Refining Treatment and Balancing Day Care Cream
Daily Radiance Set – $96 (over 50% off, a $209 value) – Includes a Herbal Recovery Mist, Herbal Recovery Eye Cream, Purely Bright Treatment Serum, Purely Bright Day Moisturizer, Purely bright Night Moisturizer
These days there are so many fantastic natural products for face, hair and body these days. In honor of Earth Day 2011, here are some suggestions for great ones to try:
Lavera Natural Liquid Foundation ($20.00 USD) — This hydrating foundation blends easily and hides imperfections, creating a porcelain-smooth canvas. Free-radical fighting argan oil, organic blossom butter and vitamins A, C and E protect, rejuvenate and nourish skin. This product is vegan. www.lavera.com
EOS Everyday Hand Lotion ($3.99 USD, drugstores near you, www.evolusionofsmooth.com) — Leave your skin feeling touchably soft for hours with this natural, fast-absorbing hand lotion. Designed to fit in your purse, your pocket, or on your desk, eos looks as good as it feels on your skin. Infused with moisturizing shea butter, oat extract, and a generous helping of antioxidants and vitamins C and E, eos hand lotion will leave your skin feeling soft, supple and radiantly healthy long after you apply it. This 97% natural formula is paraben-free, phthalate-free, lanolin-free, dye-free, dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic.
Ultra Rich Lip Balm ($19 at www.clarksbotanicals.com) – As if natural moisturizers like Shea Butter, Aloe Leaf Extract, Jojoba and Sweet Almond Oil were not enough, this lip balm also features Marine Collagen Microspheres that act like miniature water reservoirs. Together, these ingredients deliver intense, long-lasting hydration. Vanilla Planifolia and Jasmine Extracts add a delectable flavor that will have you re-applying—even when you don’t need to. It’s also a great lipstick primer, preventing feathering.
All of the products in Clark’s Botanicals (www.clarksbotanicals.com) feature Jasmine Absolute, a precious essential oil derived from nocturnally blooming flowers. Naturally antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and immuno-stimulating, this extract works to calm, balance and heal a broad spectrum of skin types, from young to mature, oily to dry, and normal to sensitive. “Clark’s Botanicals is an organic part of me and my recovery,” says founder Francesco Clark, “everything about this line has a purpose and reason for being, from the ingredients to the packaging to the contribution to medical research, it’s an expression of who I am in its purest form.”
Genuinely natural from head to toe, the Davines Authentic Collection ($26-46 at www.davines.com for salon locations) contains the first and only hair care products designed not only for hair, but also face and body. Gentle enough for even the most delicate skin and effective enough to thoroughly cleanse and condition hair, the breakthrough Authentic collection features 98% to 100% naturally-derived ingredients. The four-product collection trades in synthetics like SLS, SLES, sulfates, parabens, artificial colors, silicons, mineral oils, PEG and etoxilates for sustainable formulations including biodegradable surfactants and organically cultivated actives like shea butter and sesame, jojoba, sunflower and carthame oils.
Other great brands to check out are Josie Maran, tarte and Korres for makeup, Jurlique for skin, Phyto for hair and Pacifica for fragrance — all available at Sephora. And of course ecoTOOLS for makeup brushes and bags. Enjoy shopping green!
I love organic and natural skincare; plus I love anti-aging products (a little help doesn’t hurt anyone!). Jurlique’s Purely Age-Defying Collection (Formerly the Biodynamic Beauty Collection) is both! It is comprised of herbs and flowers from certified organic and biodynamic farms in South Australia. These unique blends are as follows:
Serum ($75.00 USD) and Night Lotion ($55.00 USD): This blend includes Rose Gallica, Licorice Root, Black Elder, Chamomile, Pansy and Violet extracts, which work together to combat the appearance of redness and fade discolorations to brighten the skin. The Serum renews the skin while the Night Lotion restores.
Refining Treatment ($35.00 USD) :This blend includes Calendula, Witch Hazel, Echinacea, Spilanthes, Horse Chestnut, Pansy, Sweet Violet, Daisy, Dandelion, Chickweed, Self Heal and Soapbark Tree extracts, which work together to soothe, cleanse and refine the skin to reveal a glowing complexion. This is a natural skin polisher that exfoliates the skin.
Eye Cream ($45.00 USD) : This blend includes Arnica, Euphrasia, Daisy and Spilanthes, which work together to help combat puffiness and help fade discolorations to brighten the skin.
These products have a light, herbal scent and are very gentle on the skin. I have been using them for a few weeks and my skin is very smooth. I have broken out just a little bit, but my skin looks good!
My favorite products from the line are the Refining Treatment and the Eye Cream. The Refining treatment is a really great scrub that gets rid of all of the dead skin and impurities. And the Eye Cream! Wow, my eyes look smooth and very young right now! I definitely recommend the Eye Cream because its a really effective natural product!