Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2017 Beauty Deals!

It’s Black Friday!  Yay!  I hope you had a great Thanksgiving, now it’s time to shop!

Below are great bath and body, home and hair deals that will save you some serious cash:

KORRES Head to Toe Hydration
KORRES is hosting some amazing deals on korresusa.com just in time for the holidays with their Black Friday & Cyber Monday discounts; you won’t want to miss out.
BLACK FRIDAY: exclusive discounted bundles up to 60% off for the entire weekend (11/24 – 11/26) Bundles include KORRES Head to Toe Hydration$68 ($137 value). Includes:
  • Two showergels (vanilla guava, white grape)
  • Two body butters (Japanese rose, jasmine)
  • Two Mandarin Lip Butters (Rose, Peach)

CYBER MONDAY: 30% off any purchase for 1 day only with code CYBER.

*Note: Free shipping on any purchase from 11/24 – 11/27.
Josie Maran Whip It Good Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter Duo
Give the gift of hydrated skin this season with Josie Maran’s exclusive Black Friday deal on sephora.com!
“Whip it Good Kit : $15.00 ($24.00 Value):

(2) 2 oz. Whipped Argan Oil Body Butters in Unscented & Vanilla Pear

For Black Friday through Cyber Monday, lifestyle brand Commodity has partnered with The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund to make the world a bit brighter.  From midnight 11/23 to midnight 11/27, 50% of all sales from Commodity.co.uk will be donated to assist victims of Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria. The program is open to all US, UK and EU residents.

Commodity carefully selected the partnership as The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund is committed to ensuring that 100% of every dollar raised goes directly to support the victims, as opposed to administrative funds to support the charity. Additionally, The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund matches all donations that Commodity makes up to $5MM. 

For those who want a little something for themselves, Commodity is offering a covetable gift with purchase – a complimentary 10ml fragrance or bath bar with the purchase of a cozy candle or 100ml fragrance.

Carol’s Daughter Karite Coco Nourishing Gift Set

Carol’s Daughter Black Friday Specials

  •  Date: Mon 11/20 – Thurs 11/23
    • Black Friday Preview – Up to 40% Off + Free Hair Milk Original Travel-Size LIC w/$40
  • Date: Fri 11/24
    • Black Friday – Up to 40% Off + Free Hair Milk Original Travel-Size LIC w/$40 + FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS TODAY ONLY!
  • Date: Sat 11/25-Sun 11/26
    • Black Friday EXTENDED – Up to 40% Off + Free Hair Milk Original Travel-Size LIC w/$40 (limited quantities left!)

Carol’s Daughter Cyber Monday Specials

  • Date: Mon 11/27
    • CYBER MONDAY – Up to 50% Off + Free Monoi Travel-Size LIC w/$35 + FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS TODAY ONLY!
  •  Date: Tue 11/28 – Sun 12/3
    • Cyber Monday EXTENDED – Up to 50% Off + Free Monoi Travel-Size LIC w/$35

Visit the “special offers” section on CarolsDaughter.com for access to savings all season long.

Kneipp

Kneipp’s Black Friday into Cyber Monday beauty sales:

  • Everything in store and online is under $15, excluding gift sets
  • To purchase a Family Loyalty Card, you get an additional 5% off
  • Free Shipping all weekend long!
Every Which OUAI Set

TheOUAI.com: Every Which OUAI Set will be available on TheOUAI.com for Black Friday (11/24) and Cyber Monday (11/27) and they will be offering Free Shipping. It is $85 and includes the Wave Spray, Smooth Spray, Finishing Crème, Rose Hair & Body Oil and clear envelop clutch.

R&Co Death Valley Dry Shampoo

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BLACK Friday: 20% off on purchases over $50+ PROMO CODE: BLACK20

Cyber Monday: 25% OFF for purchases over $50 – first 100 receive a free travel DEATH VALLEY

Cheers to getting effortlessly glamorous hair with Cuvée Beauty’s weekend deals on cuveebeauty.com!
  • Black Friday:   Complementary 3-piece travel kit with all orders – $36 value
  • Saturday:       Buy More, Get More –
  • $30 purchase, $5 off
  • $75 purchase, $15 off
  • $150 purchase, $40 off
  • Sunday:  Complementary signature-scented candle with all orders – $20 value
  • Cyber Monday:   All orders ship free & IG exclusive deal – 40% off Première Treatment w/promo code – 4 hours only

My Beauty Favorites — November 13-19, 2017

The cold weather is really starting in Kansas City.  To keep my skin hydrated an dlooking good through the cold and holiday stress, I’ve been trying some amazing new products!

Below are some great exfoliating and hydrating products that I have been sent for my honest review:

Looking for the secret behind Kim K’s perfect pout? Recently, Kim Kardashian instagrammed herself wearing the Rodial Dragons Blood Lip Mask ($45 for pack of 8) and has admitted her love for them.

These replenishing bio-cellulose lip masks give an instant moisture boost and comfort and soothe the skin for smoother, younger looking lips. Containing restoring and protecting dragon’s blood extract and hyaluronic acid to plump lip volume through hydration, these masks will mold to your lip shape and take your lip game to a whole new level.

What I think:  This took a little bit to apply.  The gel mask was in between two cloth like papers and it’s very thin.  Once it was on, it felt nice.  It does have a slit in between the lips.  It’s nice that I could move my lips, but the bottom part of the gel kept falling down below my lip and I had to pull it up.  After 15 minutes, I removed the mask and my lips and the skin around them were very smooth. And my lips did look a letter fuller.

Purchase at rodial.co.uk

Skinfix Facial Exfoliating Pads

Skinfix Facial Exfoliating Pads ($24.99 USD) — Banish dullness and reveal smoother, more radiant and healthy skin with Skinfix Facial Exfoliating Pads. Each textured pad is formulated with a blend of natural glycolic, salicylic and lactic acids to gently lift away embedded impurities and spent skin cells. Sugar Cane, Willow Bark and Australian Lime Pearl Extracts deliver natural AHAs to accelerate skin’s own renewal process. Gentle enough for daily use or when skin is tired or dull looking.

What I think: These are used after cleansing the skin.  They are super easy to used, just swipe along face and neck. This leaves skin with a nice glow and doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin.  I exfoliate a few times a week, but this can be done every day.

Purchase at shop-us.skinfixinc.com

Kneip Mini Iris & Geranium Bubbling Mineral Bath Salt

Kneipp Mini Iris & Geranium Bubbling Mineral Bath Salt ($4, on sale down from $5) — Close your eyes and forget about everything around you! A bath with the KNEIPP® IRIS & GERANIUM BUBBLING MINERAL BATH SALT – “RELAX”, with valuable iris extract and natural essential oil of geranium provides the body and mind with a sense of well-being. Nourishing oil prevents your skin from drying out.

What I think:  This smells amazing, it’s a soothing floral.  It does give a little bit of bubbles, but not a ton.  I love how soft it makes my skin.  This is really great for dry skin and when you want to de-stress!

Purchase at http://www.kneipp.com

 

 

Jergens Nourishing Honey Dry Skin Moisturizer.

Jergens Nourishing Honey Dry Skin Moisturizer ($5.99 USD) — Contains naturally hydrating, antioxidant-packed honey. Provides all-day nourishment.  Retains moisture deep within the skin. Refreshes with an invigorating floral scent. Softens skin with a smoothing, non-sticky formula.

What I think: This has a light floral scent which is nice, but a bit surprising because I thought it would be more honey scented.  But it is so hydrating and leaves my skin so soft and not sticky or greasy at all.  It also gives my skin a soft glow.

Available at mass market retailers including Target

Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter

Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter ($35 USD) — A silky, velvety and ultra-hydrating body butter packed with more than 10 plant oils and extracts whipped to a feather-light texture.  100% Pure Argan Oil nourishes and repairs.  Shea Butter moisturizes skin. Avocado Oil helps repair damaged and dry skin. White Tea Extract infuses skin with antioxidants.

What I think:  I love these body butters!  They are super hydrating, but sink right into the skin.  It comes in unscented and lots of choices of yummy scents.  I also like that the argan oil so good for your skin.  It not only instantly hydrates, it continues repairing skin even after application.

Purchase at http://www.josiemarancosmetics.com, QVC and other fine stores.

What products have you been loving this week?

Hydrate Skin With Kneipp Almond Blossom ‘Soft Skin’ Skincare Line

The air is getting cooler, which means my skin is getting drier! Good face care is more important than ever to keep my skin soft and comfortable.

I was send a selection of products from Kneipp, a natural skin and body care company. With Kneipp, I can cleans, prepare and hydrate my skin with their wide, moisturizing selection:

Kneipp Almond Blossom Cleansing Milk – “Soft Skin”

Kneipp Almond Blossom Cleansing Milk – “Soft Skin” ($15 USD) — gently cleanses and removes make-up without drying out the skin. It contains high-quality, nourishing almond oil and vitamin E.

What I think: First of all, the Almond Blossom scent is a bit powdery.  The scent does fade away after a while, if  that scent isn’t your favorite.

The cleanser is so easy to use.  I apply with a cotton pad, then use a moist cotton pad or towel to remove.  It cleans my skin well without drying it out.  I follow with the tonic (below).

Kneipp Almond Blossom Face Tonic – “Soft Skin”

Kneipp Almond Blossom Face Tonic – “Soft Skin” ($15 USD) — gently refreshes and cares for cleansed skin and removes any remaining cleansing milk. This face tonic with intensively nourishing pathenol does not contain alcohol.

What I think:  This actually helps remove the cleansing milk, but doesn’t dry out my face at all.  I love how clean it feels and that it doesn’t contain alcohol.

Kneipp Almond Blossom Light-Weight Face Lotion – “Soft Skin”

Kneipp Almond Blossom Light-Weight Face Lotion – “Soft Skin” ($25 USD) — with high-quality almond oil was developed especially for the needs of sensitive skin which it provides with lasting moisture. The gentle care protects and calms the skin and supports its natural regeneration. The light texture is rapidly absorbed and makes the skin feel velvety and nourished. The ideal care for every day. Also very suitable for use as a make-up base. The almond oil is very well tolerated by sensitive skin. The natural nourishing effect is enhanced by the combination of cell-protecting vitamin E and nourishing shea butter.

What I think: I think of this cream as a day cream.  It’s also great for hot and humid nights, when I don’t want to wear a heavy night cream!  It’s so light, but it’s also really hydrating.  And it doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin!

Kneipp Almond Blossom Face Cream – “Soft Skin”

Kneipp Almond Blossom Face Cream – “Soft Skin” ($25 USD) — contains high-quality almond oil which is also very well tolerated by sensitive skin. The natural nourishing effect is enhanced by the cell-protecting combination of vitamins A and E, rich shea butter as well as skin-soothing panthenol. Because of its lipid-replenishing character, the intensively nourishing face cream makes the skin noticeably more supple, provides it with lasting moisture and supports the skin’s own protection from photo-aging.

What I think: This natural face cream comes in a cute little jar! It’s a great night cream — it does contain shea butter which really hydrates but can be heavier.  By morning, my skin is so soft and glowy!  This cream also does not irritate my sensitive skin.

These natural products are very effective and affordable for what they do for my skin!  None of them irritate and they hydrate without making my skin greasy!

Check out these and more great products at www.kneipp.com

Have you tried Kneipp?  What’s your fave natural skincare?

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Last Minute Mother’s Day Beauty Gifts!

Pamper Mom with these last minute gifts!  Beauty gifts are so nice to receive!

Here are some great bath products and a hair tool that Mom may love:

Kneipp All-Round Full Herbal Bath Oil Set ($32) Gift her the delight of a relaxing bath experience with this 10-piece set of luxurious oils. Let her take a moment for herself to forget about time and recuperate from her busy day with a warm bath.

Kneipp Pampering Mineral Bath Salt Set ($12) The set allows moms to experience a pampering experience right at home with a selection of different scented mineral bath salts. Each packet has a high content of pure and natural thermal spring salt, bringing you the finest, high quality products. Let her hop in the tub and enjoy a moment to herself.

Kneipp Almond Blossom Body Wash & Body Lotion Set “Soft Skin” ($25) “Soft Skin” is the ideal gift for moms with sensitive skin! The natural nourishing effects of moisturizing almond and jojoba oils are enhanced with the combination of vitamins A and E, shea butter and skin-soothing panthenol. The formula cleanses the body gently, leaving the skin smooth as ever.

Available at http://www.kneipp.com

Dr Teal’s Restore & Replenish Pink Himalayan Mineral Soak & Foaming Bath ($5.99, Target): Ultra-pure, protected from environmental impurities and 100% natural, this mineral soak improves hydration by providing trace minerals. It replenishes body with 84 essential minerals for all over body restoration. Pink Himalayan Salt reduces muscle aches by improving minerals and hydration while Magnesium Sulfate, the natural compound that is Epsom Salt, revitalizes tired, achy muscles and refreshes skin’s appearance. Gently fragranced with uplifting blend of Bergamot & Sweet Orange essential oils to uplift the mind.

Dr Teal’s Nourish & Protect Coconut Oil Epsom Salt Soaking Solution & Foaming Bath ($5.99, Target): Known for its intensely nourishing and moisturizing properties, coconut oil is one of the most desired oils around the world. It helps feed the skin with nourishing vitamins that protect and hydrate, leaving skin smooth and soft. Dr Teal’s, the #1 Epsom salt brand, brings a new spa-like experience to bath lovers – the new Nourish & Protect Coconut Oil Mineral Soak and Foaming Bath. Pure Epsom Salt infused with silky coconut oil not only helps to relieve muscle aches, but the combination also moisturizes skin while helping the mind relax and unwind.

Dr Teal’s Lavender Epsom Salt Collection (Target/Walmart, $5.99): This best-seller is formulated with lavender essence, which has soothing properties to encourage a better night’s sleep. Soothe & Sleep is available in Epsom Salt Soaking Solution, Foaming Bath, Body Wash and Body Lotion.

These can be purchased at mass market retailers like Target and Walmart.

Revlon Salon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer

Revlon Salon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer ($59.99 USD) — This revolutionary styling tool is designed to deliver gorgeous volume and brilliant shine in just ONE STEP. The unique oval brush design quickly creates frizz -free volume at the root and beautifully full-bodied curls the ends with a single pass, so you can have salon results at home. Boosted by IONIC TECHNOLOGY®, hair dries faster with less damage.

Purchase at Target Stores

Brand Review: Kneipp

I love reviewing natural products because I love feeling good about what I am putting on my skin! Luckily, I was sent samples to test from Kneipp for my honest review.

125 years ago, the lifelong naturopathic studies of health pioneer Sebastian Kneipp, and his life learnings inspired the brand Kneipp. The body care and bath products in Kneipp are free from preservatives, paraffin and silicone oils, and are primarily vegan.

Below is my review of Kneipp’s best sellers – also known as Kneipp Fave 5 products:

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Kneipp Arnica Herbal Bath Oil Joint & Muscle ($20 3.38 fl. oz, on sale for $18 now) — The arnica extract found in this oil is known as a revitalizing agent for achy joints and muscles.  The formula also includes natural essential oils of cabreuva, rosemary and pine species. It has a strong scent, but really helps alleviate muscles soreness. It’s perfect for my rock-climbing daughter!

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Kneipp Lavender Body Wash Relaxing ($6 for travel size, $14 for 6.76 oz) — With natural lavender oil, the soap-free and pH balanced formula cleanses gently, leaving skin soft and supple. The plant-derived formula improves the feel of the skin, and gives a balancing effect for mental or physical exertion. I think it smells so good! I love it in the evening, to help me relax.

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Kneipp Lemon Verbena and Avocado Hand Cream Soft in Seconds ($10 USD) — The plant-based and nourishing formula contains avocado butter, jojoba oil and lemon verbena to help you get velvety smooth hands in seconds. This is a rich hand cream.  I didn’t care for the scent, but it left my hands very soft.

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Kneipp Red Poppy & Hemp Aromatherapy Bubble Bath Pure Bliss ($15 USD) — Made with natural oils of red poppy and hemp to provide you with a sense of well-being and moments of joy. It’s perfect for those days when you need to de-stress and relax. This is my favorite of these product because it smells amazing!  It turns water a purpley-red and it bubbles really well.

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Kneipp Eucalyptus Aromatherapy Bubble Bath ($15 USD) — Ideal for cold and flu season, the natural essential oils of eucalyptus and mint work together in this Bubble Bath to help with symptoms of congestion and a sore throat.

Have you tried Kneipp?  Let me know which products you like!

 

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Mother’s Day Beauty Gift Guide — Part 1, Bath And Body

I have been putting a Mother’s Day basket for my mom who lives in Oregon.  I love gathering beauty items that I think she will enjoy!

Since all mothers are different, I have a bunch of wonderfully scented bath and body products — I’m sure one will be perfect for your mother, grandmother, wife, girlfriend or girl friend.

Thymes Temple Tree Jasmine Collection
Thymes Temple Tree Jasmine Collection

Indulge in a fragrance that embodies ethereal beauty with the Temple Tree Jasmine collection from Thymes. The latest offering from their fragrance studio, Floral wisps layer the air with heady Temple Tree Blossoms and jamsine sambac, entwined with honeysuckle, ylang ylang and damask rose and steeped in silky coconut milk.

The following products are available, ranging in price from $5 – $33: Bar Soap, Bath Salt Envelope, Body Lotion, Body Wash, Bubble Bath, Candle, Cologne, Hand Cream, Hand Lotion, Hand Wash, Home Fragrance Mist and Sink Set.

Available at www.thymes.com

Bath and Body Works Signature Collection Beautiful Day
Bath and Body Works Signature Collection Beautiful Day
The exclusive Beautiful Day fragrance makes you feel like you’re having the perfect spring day, full of carefree, delicious moments. The scent starts with a sparkle of sun-kissed apple and finishes with a dash of wild daisies & fresh pink peonies, for a truly bright fragrance that lasts all day!
  • Top Notes: Sun-kissed Apple, Dewy Pear, Sparkling Cassis
  • Mid Notes: Wild Daisies, Lily of the Valley, Fresh Pink Peony
  • Dry Notes: White Peach, Blonde Woods, Creamy

Signature Collection Beautiful Day just launched this April. The collection includes: Eau de Toilette ($29.50), Fine Fragrance Mist ($14), Body Lotion ($11), Shower Gel ($11), Triple Moisture Body Cream ($12.50), Shimmer Mist ($14), Swirl Gel Lotion ($14), 2-in-1 Superfruit Body Scrub +Wash ($14), Travel-Size Body Lotion ($5) and Travel- Size Fine Fragrance Mist ($6)

These are available at Bath & Body Workds Stores across the nation and at www.bathandbodyworks.com.

Lavanila Fresh Vanilla Lemon The Healthy Deodorant
Lavanila Fresh Vanilla Lemon The Healthy Deodorant

Looking for a new spring scent? Search no further thanLavanila’s NEW Fresh Vanilla Lemon. Make an airy impression with this modern citrus blend of crisp lemon, fresh bamboo, lush watery fruits and pure Madagascar vanilla – sure to be the brand’s cleanest take on vanilla yet!

The Fresh Vanilla Lemon Collection Includes:

  • The Healthy Fragrance ($58): Unlike traditional fragrances, The Healthy Fragrance in Fresh Vanilla Lemon is beautifully made using pampering, natural ingredients.
  • The Healthy Deodorant ($18):A breakthrough in natural deodorants that delivers mighty protection against odor. For invigorating confidence, The Healthy Deodorant leaves behind a delicate trail of light citrus and powdery vanilla.
  • The Healthy Roller-Ball ($19):Housed in a slim, spill-proof bottle, this tote-able fragrance lets you dab on lemon goodness whenever you need a quick refresher. The perfect perfume pick-me-up!

Available at www.lavanila.com and at Sephora stores.

Tocca Hand Cream in Cleopatra
Tocca Hand Cream in Cleopatra

TOCCA has opened up the golden gates to deliver their heavenly hand scent. Introducing the new Crema da Mano Luxe, a naturally rich, perfectly scented hand cream housed in a timeless metal tube.

Capture the world in the palm of your hands with one of TOCCA’s signature fragrances and uncover your piece of heaven on earth with each of their coveted scents.

§ Be inspired by the Mediterranean withCleopatra’s grapefruit and cucumber

§ Enjoy “la dolce vita” with Stella’s Italian blood orange

§ Escape on a Corsican honeymoon withGiulietta’s pink tulip and green apple

§ Travel back in time to old-world Paris withFlorence’s bergamot and gardenia

§ Enjoy tea time in Italy with Bianca’s green tea and lemon

TOCCA Crema da Mano Luxe (4 fl oz.) retail for $20 at Bluemercury and Sephora stores nationwide and online atwww.tocca.com and www.birchbox.com.

Kneipp’s Zen10 Gift Sets
Kneipp’s Zen10 Gift Sets

Kneipp “Zen10” Bath Collection ($44 USD). Each travel size bottle is sufficient for 2 bathing experiences. This set contains the complete Herbal Assortment!

Lavender, Eucalyptus, Pure Bliss, Rosemary, Melissa, Warm Embrace, Valerian & Hops, Arnica Joint & Muscle Rescue, Juniper,Sensual Seduction.
Usage:
Fill  Tub, add Herbal Bath and mix gently. For 1-2 Baths. Water Temperature: 97-100 F/ 36-38 C. Bathing time: 15-20 minutes

Purchase at http://kneippus.com/zen-with-10.html

Laura Mercier  La Petite Patisserie Travel Candle Trio
Laura Mercier La Petite Patisserie Travel Candle Trio

Laura Mercier La Petite Patisserie Travel Candle Trio ($65.00 USD) — A limited edition candle sampler that features three best-selling gourmande scents (Fresh Fig, Almond Coconut Milk and Crème de Pistache) in 2.5 glass votives, plus a convenient Portable Candle Carrier that’s great for travel. Indulge in the delicious luxury of your favorite scented candles while at home or on-the-go!

You can find these at www.lauramercier.com or in fine department stores such as Nordstrom and Macy’s.

Tocca Candelina Collection in Florence
Tocca Candelina Collection in Florence

As much as we love the sweet-smelling scent of freshly cut flowers, the blossoms aromatic effect doesn’t last long enough. Keep mom’s home feeling fragrant with a TOCCA Candelina.

The beautifully housed, travel sized candles are the perfect small indulgence that go a long way! TOCCA Candelina retail for $20 each at Barneys, Blue Mercury, Candle Delirium and online at www.tocca.com.

AHAVA Color Me Hydrated
AHAVA Color Me Hydrated

AHAVA Color Me Hydrated set ($27 USD) — Soothe cracked, dry hands, renew soles, and provide skin with all day comfort and hydration with this limited edition body care set.  It includes Mineral Body Lotion, Mineral Hand Cream and Mineral Foot Cream.

Available Available at AHAVAUS.com

Enjoy!