Black Friday 2015: Great Skincare Deals Part 1

Black Friday is just in 4 days!¬† I actually start shopping at home on Thanksgiving¬†night and that is coming up so¬†soon.¬† As I plan my shopping strategy, I think it’s good to know what the beauty buys are for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.¬† Beauty gifts are so fun to¬†give (and¬†receive)!

Below are deals on mid to higher end skincare.  It makes it more affordable to give a really nice gift when you catch a great sale.  And, stay tuned for tomorrows skincare deals part 2:


Arbonne is re-releasing their fan favorite duo for the holidays: Take advantage of these limited edition products that will be back on sale while supplies last beginning on Black Friday!

Grab the RE9 Advanced¬ģ Intense Hydration Overnight Mask ($69) for beauty sleep that works double duty by hydrating skin to soften, tone and smooth overnight.

Also being re-released is the RE9 Advanced¬ģ Instant Wrinkle Filler ($45) ‚Äď this powerful treatment that targets the signs of time, filling lines and wrinkles such as laugh lines, crow’s feet or forehead creases instantly. Both products will be available at

boscia Black Charcoal Pore Perfection Set
boscia Black Charcoal Pore Perfection Set

It’s almost that time again (even if it means waking up at 3AM) to snag the best Black Friday deals and we don’t want you to miss boscia’s Black Charcoal Pore Perfection Set exclusively sold at Sephora and!

This powerful pair deep cleans, detoxifies, and keeps oil at bay all day for a clear and healthy complexion! Includes a 30 ml Detoxifying Black Cleanser and a full size Black Charcoal Blotting Linens.

$10 during Sephora’s Black Friday sale;

Palmetto Derma
Palmetto Derma

This season, give the greatest gift of super looking skin with Palmetto Derma’s incredible range of organic based skincare solutions. Palmetto Derma natural preventative and protective skin care products stop problems before they happen so women at every age can maintain young, healthy skin.

Give a huge splash of moisture and cleanest skin ever with the Stay Glowing set, a killer vegan combo that will banish pore-cloggers and keep skin feeling healthy. Firm up, repair and soothe skin around the eyes with Retinol & Peptide Infused Lifting Eye Cream. Or give a total moisture surge of rejuvenation with the Intensive Hydration & Firming Serum.

Super good skincare has never been easier to maintain. Shop at on November 27 where everything will be 50 percent off. Then on Cyber Monday, November 29, get 40 percent off your entire purchase.

Orogold 24K Deep Day Moisturizer Cream
Orogold 24K Deep Day Moisturizer Cream

OROGOLD is a luxury, anti-aging cosmetics line that restores the youthful appearance of skin with the main active ingredient, 24K gold. Under the influence of gold, the skin improves its firmness, regaining elasticity and freshness, enhancing the body’s natural responses for healing and regeneration due to the effects of sun damage, aging and other environmental factors. There holiday deals are:

  • Black Friday Sale (Nov. 20th ‚Äď Nov. 27th):¬†¬† Buy two, get two FREE + free gift with purchase (while supplies last) on
  • Happy Holidays Sale (Dec. 18th ‚Äď Jan. 1st):¬† Buy one, get one FREE + free gift with purchase (while supplies last) on
Lionness Black Onyx Serum
Lionesse Black Onyx Serum

Lionesse is a globally recognized luxury beauty brand offering over 100 lavish beauty products, ranging from high-end makeup, hair tools and hair care to luxurious skincare. Holiday deals:

  • Black Friday Sale (Nov. 20th ‚Äď Nov. 27th):¬†¬†¬† Buy two, get two FREE + free gift with purchase (while supplies last) on
  • Happy Holidays Sale (Dec. 18th ‚Äď Jan. 1st):¬†¬† Buy one, get one FREE + free gift with purchase (while supplies last) on



Sebamed (

Sebamed: Sebamed soap-free clinical skin care products have been developed to simplify the skin care regimen of the most sensitive of skins by supporting your skin’s natural healing ability and maintaining an ideal pH level of 5.5. Sebamed products work to not only heal, but protect your skin from harmful environmental ailments.

Enjoy a free gift with every purchase from November 26th through November 29th on

20% off sitewide no minimum – coupon code: MERRY

25% off orders over $200 – coupon code: MERRIER

30% off orders over $350 – coupon code: MERRIEST



My Beauty Favorites ‚ÄĒ Week of October 12-18, 2015

It’s still a little warm in Kansas City, but it’s starting to feel like Fall is here!¬† I took my kids to the Renaissance Festival today and it was crazy!¬† So many interesting people in elaborate costumes.¬† It was so nice being outside, too!

I have an eclectic mix of favorites this week. From hydrating lip glosses with light-up lids, to a makeup bag that is perfect for travel to shampoo and body lotion that work well for sensitive skin.

True Lipz ‚ÄúFlash‚ÄĚ collection
True Lipz ‚ÄúFlash‚ÄĚ collection

True Lipz ‚ÄúFlash‚ÄĚ collection ($18.95)¬†At the push of a button, the unique multi-color, flashing LED strobe light and convenient mirror ensure the perfect pout even in the dark.¬†The glam shades glide on super-smooth with a rich texture and brilliant sheen. You can pump up the volume with high voltage color that pops, or tone it down with a gentle wash of color that leaves a whisper-soft shine.

Also available is the When it comes to color, the True Lipz “Lustre” collection. Glistening, on trend stay-true shades glide on smoothly, depositing the ideal amount of saturated color and a rich, dewy sheen.¬†The packaging is both sleek and functional including a side mirror and push-button LED light for convenient application, even in the dark.

both formulas will change the way you think and feel about gloss. Envision satin-smooth gloss in the most en vogue shades gliding effortlessly over your lips while depositing ingredients such as Dragon’s Blood and pure Lanolin known for nourishing, hydrating, conditioning and healing. Finally, a gloss that leaves your lips feeling luxuriously soft and supple‚Ķeven the day after you‚Äôve worn it.¬†

What I think: I love these glosses! They are insanely moisturizing and give a really good color payoff. Plus the light and mirror help with flawless application in the dark.

Learn more and purchase at

London SOHO New York Love Fest Weekender
London SOHO New York Love Fest Weekender

London SOHO New York Love Fest Weekender ($29.99 USD) — Haul your essentials in fest-friendly neon tribal print bags. This single zip weekender opens to reveal a makeup brush holder, plus a large mesh zip compartment that’s perfect for holding everything in while being able to view its contents. The single top strap makes for easy toting. Made of easy-wipe coated canvas.

What I think: This bag is so cute!  And, it is so important to have a bag that will keep toiletries organized on trips. This holds a lot and looks stylish while doing it!

Available on and

Sebamed Paraben-Free Scalp Activating Shampoo ($15.49 USD) — Helps fight hairloss by supporting natural scalp circulation, which is essential for hair growth and thicker-looking hair. NHE complex, derived from vitamin B3 combined with caffeine, promotes scalp blood flow. Gingko biloba, the natural extract of Asian gingko tree, nourishes and strengthens the hair follicles. Independent clinical testing show 90% of users report good to excellent effects on hair density and hair growth within 6 months.

Sebamed Paraben-Free Moisturizing Body Lotion 1000 ml with Pump¬†($45.99 USD) — New Formula, New Look, Same great quality! Dermatologist developed, this nourishing, non-irritating formula is suitable for the most sensitive of skins. Rapidly absorbed and non-greasy, it restores your skin’s moisture balance, providing natural protection from the elements. Enriched with chamomile extract and allantoin to soothe and moisturize. Regular use tones the natural elasticity of your skin for a more youthful, healthy appearance.

What I think: The shampoo is really nice to use a few times a week.  I have noticed hair growth yet, but I like how it makes my scalp feel clean and my hair so soft.  The Body Lotion works so well on sensitive skin and hydrates very well.  I like using it after the shower because it locks in moisture.

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

My Beauty Faves Week of January 19-24, 2015


This week, I’m all about taking care of my skin and hair.¬† It seems like during the winter, my skin and hair needs extra help.

Here are the products I have been trying and loving this week!

Orico London’s skincare contains natural and organic ingredients to help fight aging. The Superico Vitamin Rich Face Oil ($50 USD) instantly moisturizes dry and thirsty skin with all-natural plant oils. It‚Äôs never greasy formula is perfect for all skin types and key ingredients like Tamanu and Rosehip Oil help to restore skin‚Äôs natural moisture balance while healing itchy, dry winter skin.

Dream Dew Night Perfecting Cream ($56 USD) is the perfect way to end your day and make sure your skin gets the beauty sleep it needs, especially after a night out. This overnight natural treatment works its magic during the most relaxing, undisturbed hours of your day. The formula includes a clinically-proven Hexapeptide bioactive that helps increase collagen production while Hyaluronic Acid deeply hydrates for a dewy, luminous complexion by morning.

Hi Rise Rejuvenating Eye Elixir ($37 USD) energizes and moisturizes the eye area reducing puffiness, sagging and dark circles. After a late night, this pure, firming and organic eye serum is gentle on delicate skin around the eyes. Rhodiola Rosea (or the Golden Root, found in cold regions of the world like Serbia) and Moringa Extract work together to prevent the foundation of wrinkles and smooth crow’s feet, too.

What I think: The Superico Face Oil helps my chapped winter skin by hydrating without being greasy.  I apply a little bit on my face at night before the Night Perfecting Cream.  The combo does not irritate my sensitive skin and my skin is glowing in the morning!  I use the eye cream day and night to plump the skin under my eye and leave it smooth.

You can purchase these fab products at

Osmotics Blue Copper 5 PRIME For Face ($135 USD) — A new addition to our Blue Copper 5 line of powerful anti-agers targets signs of hormonal aging in skin 40 and over. After 40, significant changes and imbalances in the body‚Äôs hormone production can rapidly accelerate signs of aging, especially in the skin. The skin becomes thinner, dryer, and more susceptible to sun damage, all of which can accentuate fine lines and wrinkles. Collagen and elastin begin to break down resulting in sagging facial contours and loss of firmness and elasticity. Blue Copper 5 Prime targets all of these issues with 4 new exclusive, patented technologies for maximum anti-aging benefits and unprecedented results. This luxurious, silky cream can be used AM and/or PM to keep your skin healthy, radiant and ageless.

Osmotics Blue Copper 5 PRIME Sleep Tight Mask ($85 USD) — Now you can turn back time while you sleep! This super charged, anti-aging mask works overnight for maximum benefits and absorption while your skin is at rest. Intensive levels of (20%) hyaluronic acid promote deep hydration, easing stress and dryness, while filling and plumping fine lines and wrinkles. Upon application, you’ll also notice a lifting and tightening effect. Four proprietary technologies¬†keep your skin super soft, moist and supple while visibly lifting and tightening facial contours. Sleep tight and awaken to smooth, firm, ageless skin, with a healthy, radiant glow.

What I think: I have been using the Face cream in the morning before my sunscreen.¬† I love the texture, it is creamy without being greasy.¬† It also gives my face a glow.¬† I have only been using it for a short time, but I hope it helps with sagging skin (that’s my main anti-aging issue at the moment.)¬† The mask is a cool idea.¬† It feels nice when applied and my skin is super soft the next morning.

Available at

Aviva Hydra Crème Shampoo
Aviva Hydra Crème Shampoo

Aviva Hydra Crème Shampoo  ($19.95 USD), is one of the two new shampoos I have been testing.  Suitable for all hair types and safe for both colored and chemically treated hair, this gentle cleanser boosts strength and restores shine. Packed with 11 botanical extracts, our formula eliminates all buildup without stripping your hair of the moisture it needs, leaving your locks nourished and your scalp soothed.

What I think: This is so super hydrating and smells fantastic!  I noticed that it does remove buildup and leaves my hair clean without stripping my color or the moisture. I can actually go without conditioner with this, but I use a little when my hair is very dry.

Available at

SebaMed Scalp Activating Shampoo
SebaMed Scalp Activating Shampoo

SebaMed Scalp Activating Shampoo ($14.99 USA) — Helps fight hair loss by supporting natural scalp circulation, which is essential for hair growth and thicker-looking hair. NHE complex, derived from vitamin B3 combined with caffeine, promotes scalp blood flow. Gingko biloba, the natural extract of Asian gingko tree, nourishes and strengthens the hair follicles. Independent clinical testing show 90% of users report good to excellent effects on hair density and hair growth within 6 months.

What I think: I have only used this a few times. I haven’t been using it long enough to see hair growth yet,¬†but I love the scent and the fact that my hair looks healthier when I use it.¬† I will continue to use it and will report back if I see any thickness or growth of my hair.

You can purchase at

What new products have you been using this week? Leave a comment and let me know!

Black Friday Skincare Deals — Sebamed, Jan Marini, Jurlique, Miracle Skin Transformer and Mad Hippie

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

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
Jan Marini Skin Research

Jan Marini Skin Research — Now ‚Äď December 5th — Take 20% off purchases over $200 or more.¬†Shop online via


This year, Jurlique is offering 3 custom bundles exclusively for the holiday shopping event of the year. All sets are 50+% off ‚Äď no offer codes needed!

  • Travel Essentials Set ‚Äď $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 ‚Äď $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 ‚Äď $96 (over 50% off, a $209 value) ‚Äď Includes a Herbal Recovery Mist, Herbal Recovery Eye Cream, Purely Bright Treatment Serum, Purely Bright Day Moisturizer, Purely bright Night Moisturizer

Available at

Miracle Skin Transformer
Miracle Skin Transformer

Miracle Skin Transformer — Black Friday:

Spend $50 and receive 30% off your entire purchase.  Use this code at checkout: BLACKFRIDAY30

Cyber Monday:

Spend $50 and receive 40% off your entire purchase.  Use this code at checkout: CYBERMONDAY40

Shop online via

Mad Hippie
Mad Hippie

Mad Hippie — Black Friday ‚Äď 12am December 1st:

25% off all purchases during this time frame. Use code: Holiday

Shop online via

Are you picking up some great new skincare this weekend?

Prepare Your Skin For The Warmer Days Ahead — Plus A Hada Labo Tokyo Giveaway!

Time to place the focus on your skin.  Now that the weather is warmer, I tend to wear less makeup because a full face of creams, primers, foundations etc. feels heavy and can melt right off in the heat and humidity.  So skin has to looks great!

I have been testing great products sent to me for my honest review.  These products have been helping hydrate my skin while making my pores look smaller!

Also, get ready for a FAB giveaway from Hada Labo Tokyo!  Good Luck!

Dr. Jart+ Pore Medic Pore Minish Cleansing Bubble
Dr. Jart+ Pore Medic Pore Minish Cleansing Bubble

Dr. Jart+ Pore Medic Pore Minish Cleansing Bubble ($32 USD) — This mild formula contains a duo of bubble mechanisms to help tighten and unclog pores while removing dead skin cells and controlling excess oil. The result is brighter, firmer, deeply purified skin without irritation or dryness.

What I think: Such a fantastic product (and line)!  This fun cleanser bubbles the dirt and gunk right out of your pores.  After use, my skin is cleaner and my pores seem smaller, plus my skin is nicely hydrated!

Learn more at and purchase at

Lumene’s Bright Now Vitamin C BB Serum
Lumene’s Bright Now Vitamin C BB Serum

Lumene‚Äôs Bright Now Vitamin C BB Serum ($21.99 USD) — This ultra-lightweight, pore minimizing, colorless serum contains light-reflecting pigments that add an instant glow to your complexion. The sheer finish Vitamin C BB Serum is completely free of harmful parabens and synthetic colorants, giving your skin only what it really needs!

What I think:  This is an affordable, but very effective serum.  It has the consistency of a light cream, but absorbs right into the skin and does not leave it greasy at all.  It also leaves a subtle glow.  I have noticed that my skin looks smoother, and used after my Dr. Jarts+ cleanser, my pores are very small indeed!

Available at CVS,, Ulta,, and 

Sebamed Moisturizing Face Cream
Sebamed Moisturizing Face Cream

Sebamed Moisturizing Face Cream ($19.95 USD) — Most creams and lotions have key ingredients that create a protective barrier on the surface of the skin to lock in moisture to maintain a healthy pH balance of 5.5. For optimum moisture, slather on Sebamed Moisturizing Face Cream¬†immediately after cleansing or a hot shower, before the skin cools and your pores begin to close.

What I think: My skin is becoming very sensitive as I age.¬† I love using sensitive skin products that have great anti-aging benefits.¬† This cream is awesome at night as it hydrates as I sleep.¬† I love that it doesn’t irritate my skin at all!

Available at

Hada Labo Tokyo Protecting Day Lotion
Hada Labo Tokyo Protecting Day Lotion

Hada Labo Tokyo Protecting Day Lotion ($17.99 USD) —¬† Combines broad spectrum sunscreen with Super Hyaluronic Acid‚ĄĘ to replenish moisture and protect skin against the harmful effects of sun exposure. Helps strengthen skin‚Äôs resistance to signs of premature aging. Gentle formula leaves skin feeling comfortable, smooth and protected.

I am giving away TWO full-sized Protecting Day Lotions.  Just leave a comment and I will enter you in the drawing.  I will choose TWO winners on Friday May 30th.  Open to United States residents only.  GOOD LUCK!


I Resolve to Take Care of My Skin in 2014!

Oh, skincare.¬† It is a necessity that takes time, money and effort.¬† I’ll admit that I get lazy sometimes and don’t want to take all of the steps for great skin.¬† And¬†my skin has suffered through the stressful holiday season.¬†But since I am now forty-five, flirty and fabulous — I have to do my best!

Below are a few new products that I am testing to make my aging skin the best it can be.  A little exfoliation, products for my sensitive skin and hands (hands show the first signs of aging) should make this a beautiful new year.

NEUTROGENA¬ģ Microdermabrasion System
NEUTROGENA¬ģ Microdermabrasion System

NEUTROGENA¬ģ Microdermabrasion System ($15.99) — For softer, more luminous skin today and firmer, younger-looking skin over time, Neutrogena¬ģ Microdermabrasion System starter kit delivers noticeable results every time you use it.

Microdermabrasion System is a simple, convenient at-home system that features single-use puffs and the microdermabrasion applicator. Each puff is pre-dosed with ultra-fine crystals and mild purifiers for the perfect degree of gentle exfoliation. What’s more, the massaging micro-vibrations boost surface cell turnover for firmer, younger-looking skin.

A dermatologist clinical study showed that Microdermabrasion System helped reduce multiple signs of aging:

91% had smoother, more luminous skin instantly
88% had visible improvement in the look of fine lines after 1 week
88% had significantly reduced appearance of wrinkles or age spots after 4 weeks
72% had substantially firmer-looking skin after 8 weeks

What I think: This affordable system is an effective way to exfoliate.  I also think that all skin types can use this.  My skin is sensitive, but I can use this once or twice a week.  After use, my skin is so soft and glowing.

Sebamed Anti-Dry

The dermatologist developed skin care brand, Sebamed, has launched an Anti-Dry Collection with head-to-toe products formulated at pH 5.5, the exact pH of hydrated, healthy skin. Incorporating these moisturizing miracles into your daily routine can optimize skin’s protective barrier to retain moisture during dry weather and repel environmental irritants that exacerbate dry skin.

Sebamed¬†Anti-Dry Day Defense Cream ($22.95, An essential prep step for going outside on a cold winter’s day! Protect your skin from harsh winter weather with the smoothing and soothing properties of avocado oil (with skin-related lipids, Vitamins A and E). The cream slides easily over the skin where it is totally absorbed, leaving no sticky traces or residue. The pH value of 5.5 supports the skin’s own natural acid barrier against dehydration and irritants. Dermatological tests have proven Sebamed Anti-dry Day Cream used in combination with the Night Cream can restore the essential moisture balance of dry skin.

Sebamed¬†Anti-Dry Night Intensive Cream ($23.95, Recover and restore your skin after a long day. This cream is rich in phytosterols¬†(3%), jojoba oil and glycerin to protect, smooth, calm and regenerate the skin without clogging pores. The intensive and rich properties of this Night Cream stimulate the skin’s own renewal process overnight for fresher skin by morning. The pH value of 5.5 promotes the skin’s own acid protective barrier against dehydration and irritants. Dermatological tests have proven that Sebamed Anti-dry Day Cream used in combination with the Night Cream can restore the essential moisture balance of dry skin.

Sebamed Anti-Dry Hydrating Body Lotion ($22.95, In a three-week dermatological test, this lotion improved the moisture content of dry skin by 26 percent, even after 10 hours of wear, and despite interim washing. Shea butter and plant derived lipids form a protective barrier on skin to retain moisture and protect against dehydration and irritants.

Sebamed Anti-Dry Wash Emulsion ($22.95, Replenish and balance moisture content to relieve dry, irritated skin with its amino acid and lipid-enriched formula. This soap-free and nutrient-rich formula works to hydrate and restore the skin’s equilibrium, leaving skin smooth and supple.

What I think:  I have been testing the Anti-Dry Wash Emulsion and the Day Defense Cream.  These products are so gentle, but effective.  Used together, my skin is clean and soft.  They are perfect for the cold, dry air in Kansas City right now.  My skin feels so parched, and these products have helped hydrate it.

Purchase or learn more at

Carol’s Daughter Almond Cookie Hand Cream
Carol’s Daughter Almond Cookie Hand Cream

Carol‚Äôs Daughter Almond Cookie Hand Cream ($14 USD) — This rich moisturizing hand cream is for all skin types and frees your skin from artificial mineral oil so it can breathe freely. Sunflower seed, coconut, and soybean oils are packed with nourishing vitamins and antioxidants for truly healthier, softer skin.

What I think: Carol’s Daughter products are always so moisturizing and good for you skin and this hand cream is no exception.¬† It smells fantastic, perfect for any almond-scent lover!¬† And it¬†leaves my¬†hands so soft and not greasy!¬† Don’t forget to take care of your hands because they will definitely give your age away!

Available at

What products are you using to take care of your skin in 2014?

Fab Skincare Deals For Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2013!

It’s almost here! I, of course mean Black Friday (and Cyber Monday) —¬†the ultimate crazy shopping experience.¬† I go every year, but I am thinking of staying home this year and shopping online.¬† Or, I might do both! We’ll see…

Below are some great skincare deals for Black Friday and/or Cyber Monday.  Check them out!


Sebamed’s is an excellent skincare line for sensitive skin. This Black Friday through Cyber Monday, shoppers have the chance to receive 20% off their purchase of skin & hair care products РNO minimum required!

Available at


Peter Thomas Roth —¬†20% off sitewide. Shoppers can score great deals on the hero products from lines like Laser-Free, Un-Wrinkle, Neuroliquid, Camu Camu and other fan favorites.

Available exclusively on Friday 11/29 at


Erno Laszlo — On Cyber Monday, 12/2, Receive an 8-piece ‚ÄúBig Beauty Bonus‚ÄĚ ‚Äď the brand‚Äôs biggest GWP offering yet ‚Äď with any purchase of $200 or more. Gift includes:

  • ¬∑¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Full-size Firmarine Neck Cream (1.7oz)
  • ¬∑¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Timeless Skin Serum (0.5oz)
  • ¬∑¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Luminous Intensive D√©collet√© SPF 20 (1oz)
  • ¬∑¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† TranspHuse Day Serum (0.5oz)
  • ¬∑¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† TranspHuse Age-Defying Mask (1.45oz)
  • ¬∑¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Phormula 3-9 Cream sample packette
  • ¬∑¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Phormula 3-9 Serum sample packette
  • ¬∑¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Phormula 3-9 Eye Repair sample packette

Available at


BLISS —¬†Black Friday & Cyber Monday : 20% off all full size bliss, Elemis and Remede products (sets not included).

Green Monday: Purchase a $200 bliss gift card for only $160 (valid on  and at bliss spas)

Available at


MyChelle Dermaceuticals, the #1 brand of facial skin care in the natural products industry, is offering 50% off their entire site! Whether you‚Äôre looking for the perfect stocking stuffers or to take your own skin care regimen to the next level, head over to on Monday, December 2 and use the code ‚ÄėCYBER13‚Äô at checkout to redeem your discount!

Available at

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Give the gift of MIYU this holiday season, but don’t forget to also treat yourself! Simply enter the voucher code BFCMMIYU25 at checkout. **Offer excludes kits and pairings.  Cannot be combined with any other offer. Qualifying amount applies to merchandise only, not on applicable taxes, shipping and handling. Sale starts 8:00 am EST, Nov 29 and expires 11:59 pm EST, Dec 2, 2013.


Yes to — Black Friday (11/29) — 40% off Site Wide, 24-hour sale: Cannot be combined with other offers, excludes bundles.

Cyber Monday (12/2):¬†Deuces are wild!¬†¬†$2 on everything for two hours on 12/2! Starts 12pm (EST) ‚Äď 2pm (EST).¬†Cannot be combined with other offers, single items only, excludes bundles.

Available at


From the Lab is the newest beauty subscription box on the market, designed to give that special someone in your life the best, most innovative beauty products up to 18 months before they hit shelves! Make sure to get your holiday order in for Cyber Monday at! Non-members can sign up for a membership and get a free gift worth up to $200, while existing members get 50% off of any and every product!


Enjoy shopping!

Effective Skin Care For Anti-Aging Skin Troubles!

I review a lot of anti-aging skin care.  I love being able to review different products and the fact that I will be 45 this year (I know), I feel the need to try as much as I can for my awesome readers as well as myself!

Unfortunately, aging does not only show itself in wrinkles.  There are so many wonderful (ha!) skin problems that we encounter as we age such as enlarged pores, redness, sensitivity and dark spots.

Most of the products below help more than one symptom of aging skin and may help you look even more radiant than you do now!

Algenist Multi-Perfecting Pore Corrector Concentrate
Algenist Multi-Perfecting Pore Corrector Concentrate

Algenist Multi-Perfecting Pore Corrector Concentrate ($75¬† USD) — Formulated with¬†Alguronic¬†Acid and multi-perfecting ingredients (salicylic acid, oligosaccharides), this oil-free serum has a unique lightweight texture that instantly tightens pores, smoothes roughness and refines skin texture. Enlarged pores and discoloration are visibly reduced for a more even, radiant complexion.

What I think:  This is a very light serum that instantly absorbs into the skin and leaves it feeling smooth, but not tight.  I notice that on my first use of both this and the Gel Moisturizer below, my skin looked smoother and now that I have been using them about once a day for a few weeks my pores are less noticeable.

Algenist Multi-Perfecting Pore Corrector Gel Moisturizer
Algenist Multi-Perfecting Pore Corrector Gel Moisturizer

Multi-Perfecting Pore Corrector Gel Moisturizer¬†($65 USD) — Formulated with Alguronic Acid and multi-perfecting ingredients (salicylic acid, oligosaccharides), this oil-free gel-cream absorbs quickly to lock in moisture, smoothes away roughness and brightens dull skin. Enlarged pores are visibly reduced for a more radiant and smooth complexion.

What I think:¬† I love Algenist anyway,¬†such fab breakthrough formulations!¬† They always make my skin look great.¬†¬†And¬†the older I get, the bigger my pores get — so these products have been greatly helping my complexion!¬† My skin looks smoother and pores are less noticeable.¬† This is a light get that leaves skin soft.

Learn more and purchase at

Sebamed Liquid Face & Body Wash

Sebamed Liquid Face & Body Wash ($12.95 USD) Cleansing removes the dirt, oil and impurities from your skin before bed. However, you don‚Äôt want your cleanser to strip too much from your skin. Dermatologist developed, this nourishing, non-irritating formula is suitable for the most sensitive of skins. Rapidly absorbed and non-greasy, it restores your skin’s natural balance of pH 5.5, providing natural protection from the elements.

What I think:  My skin becomes more and more sensitive as the years pass.  Some skincare is so strong that I just smell it and my face gets red and irritated!  This was is gentle to use all over the body.  It soothes my skin and definitely does not irritate!

Sebamed Q10 Cream

Sebamed Q10 Cream ($29.95 USD) 28 days to a visible reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. Efficacy and excellent skin tolerance clinically tested. It is a known scientific fact that the skin begins to age as early as 21, becoming more delicate and sensitive in the process. Consequent skin care management is the imperative prophylaxis to prolong the youthful vitality and appearance of your skin. sebamed Research & Development formulated Q10 Protection to support the natural metabolic processes and receptivity of the skin to facilitate its regeneration.
The active ingredients in Sebamed Anti-Ageing Q10 Protection are absorbed optimally by the skin to promote its equilibrium. Co-enzyme Q10 is an important catalyst, which activates the metabolism of oxygen in the cells. Its production in the skin decreases noticeably from the age of 30. Panthenol supports the regeneration process of the skin cells. Vitamin E neutralizes free-radicals caused by environmental contaminants and UV radiation, which cause premature ageing. It reduces fine lines and protects the cellular elasticity against other age-related changes in the skin.
What I think:¬† This is a great anti-aging cream for those with sensitive skin.¬† Unfortunately, many anti-aging products irritate my skin.¬† This does not.¬† And it keeps my skin smooth, hydrated and has helped reduce some of my fine lines (I don’t have deep lines yet.¬† Probably because I use so much anti-aging products, LOL)!
Sebamed Q10 Lifting Eye Cream
Sebamed¬†Q10¬†Lifting Eye Cream ($29.95 USD) — Averaging 32% reduction in appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in 28 days. Co-enzyme Q10 production in the skin decreases noticeably from the age of 30. Replenishing this essential catalyst activates cells’ natural energy metabolism for more youthful skin function. Naturally protects the elasticity of the very delicate skin of the eye area.

Phytopeptides combined with mucopolysaccharides provide intensive moisture. The valuable, natural lipid resources of shea butter, avocado and almond oils smooth the skin. Natural bisabolol soothes irritation in this highly sensitive area. The physiological pH value of 5.5 safeguards the natural barrier function of the skin.

What I think:  This eye cream is extremely moisturizing and soothing on the delicate eye skin.  I think this is a good one for women of all ages.

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Radical Skincare Instant Revitalizing Mask

Radical Skincare Instant Revitalizing Mask ($65 USD) — The Instant Revitalizing Mask is the ideal coach for the skin: it delivers the nutrients necessary for hydration and regeneration while teaching it to breathe, stock up on energy and optimize its oxygen resources in rarefied conditions. The benefits are:

  • Optimize oxygen resources for a lasting youthful glow
  • Stimulates energy production
  • Controls oxidation reactions
  • Smoother skin

Apply twice a week on cleansed dry skin. Let mask activate and dissolve after several minutes, rinse face and follow with Peptide Infused Antioxidant Serum and Anti-Aging Restorative Moisture.

What I think:  I love this mask!  It is really fun to use as the product appears in three states on your skin.  first you apply it as a light-colored cream, then it foams up and finally dissolves and is clear on the face.  You then wash it off and skin is smooth and clear!  Fab!

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mybody Youth Overnight

Youth Overnight Anti-Aging Night Repair Cream ($110 USD) — replenishes¬†dehydrated, dry and mature skin with essential hydrators¬†and nourishing moisturizers.¬† The benefits are:

‚ÄĘ Helps firm, tighten and increase skin thickness

‚ÄĘ Skin appears lifted and firmer with fewer lines and wrinkles

‚ÄĘ mySBP-189 helps reset the body‚Äôs skin-renewal process, while safflower oil helps maintain elasticity in the skin

What I think:  Anti-aging powerhouse here!  Smooth on this gentle cream at night and wake up to smooth, glowing skin!  This really softens my skin each night.  My main problem with my combination, aging skin is that it always looks dull, so I need to exfoliate often and moisturize every day.  This gives me clear and glowy skin every day.  Love it!

mybody Youthifeye

mybody¬†Youthifye Anti-Aging Eye Treatment ($95 USD) — All-in-one protective, soothing and anti-aging eye treatment that reduces dark circles and under-eye puffiness.¬† Benefits are:

‚ÄĘ Instantly lifts and revitalizes the look of tired eyes

‚ÄĘ Diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

‚ÄĘ myR2X, an innovative retinol complex provides faster results with less irritation, reduces melanin and stimulates collagen production

What I think:¬† I swear this eye cream has reduced my dark eye circles!¬† I don’t look as sleepy as I used to (and I am still sleepy)!¬† It is a thick, but not greasy cream that is quickly absorbed into the skin around the eye.¬† So soothing and hydrating!

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*Disclaimer — I was sent these products free for testing and my honest opinion!*