The IT Cosmetics® New Year, Most Beautiful You 5-Piece Collection is a one time, limited edition Today’s Special Value (TSV) on QVC and is available one day only on QVC and QVC.com today December 28, 2013!
This amazing five-piece collection is launching for the special low price of $59.96 only on QVC™! The collection includes the following products:
Feel the Moment™ Anti-Aging Ultra Hydrating Sensory Awakening Primer Serum
Heavenly Luxe™ Sensory Sweeping Fan Brush
Celebration Foundation® Illumination
Heavenly Luxe™ Double Airbrush Foundation Brush
Eyelift In A Tube™ Bye Bye® Under Eye & Hello Light™ Liquid Brightener
This 5-piece collection, developed with plastic surgeons and infused with amazing, luxe ingredients, is your 30 seconds to full coverage and airbrushed illumination! IT truly works!
I was sent a sample of this collection for my honest review. I really love what this does to my skin! The primer serum is so different! You can apply it with the brush, but I like using my fingers. And it smells fantastic, a little like lavender.
Now, Bye Bye Under Eye is already my favorite concealer, but it usually comes in a tube. I love this combo with the highlighter and with the wand applicators. So good!
I like the normal Celebration Foundation, but it is a little too matte for me. This illumination is great. The shade I received is medium, and its a bit dark for my skin tone. But I can tell that it will give a more moisturized look and a great glow. The foundation brush is so soft and gives a flawless finish!
So, tune into QVC starting now or visit www.qvc.com to learn more about and purchase these new products. Enjoy!
I love discovering new (to me) makeup brands. There are so many great products out there and I like trying as many as possible!
Besame Cosmetics, Beauty for Real and Cailyn Cosmetics have kindly agreed to send me products to try for my honest opinion. These are my three favorites:
Besame Brightening Violet Powder ($22 USD) — A translucent violet powder that brightens any skintone. The finely milled formula sets makeup beautifully, leaving a soft, matte finish and a subtle violet fragrance. Wear it alone, over foundation, or around eyes to instantly lighten dark circles.
What I think: This is such a beautiful powder. It has no glitter or shimmer in it, yet instantly brightens the skin. So pretty and has a soft violet scent.
Beauty For Real Get Glowing! Cheek Tint and Luminizer ($29 USD) — Get Glowing! Cheek Tint and Luminizer features a highlighter, GET LIT, which is a light, luminescent mother of pearl and the cheek tint, IN THE PINK, is a fresh pink that brings a nearly natural rosiness to the skin. There is also Get Glowing! Cheek Tint and Luminizer features a highlighter, GOLDRUSH, which is a brilliant, light reflecting warm, sheer gold and the cheek tint, AFTERGLOW, brings a flush of bronze that you want to wear all year long.
What I think: I have the Get Lit/In the Pink combo (pictured). A little goes a long way with the blush. It is very pigmented. The highlighter is very pretty. I use it on top of my cheekbones and in the corners under my eyes. It is also nice on the browbones.
Cailyn Tinted Lip Balm in Cotton Candy ($19 USD) — This ultra matte, super-moisturizing lip balm delivers rich color and amazing staying power. This amazing lip balm is formulated with 3D Smart Film Former, which keeps colors vibrant longer. Includes a built-in brush for easy application. Wear alone or apply with the Cailyn Pearly Shimmer Balm for a more glamorous, shimmery pout. Available in 18 shades.
What I think: This balm is so moisturizing, but it is matte and covers like a lipstick. Cotton Candy is a little light for me, but I love the coverage and how soft it makes my lips feel. I like to wear it with a little darker gloss over it. Pretty!
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 – NO minimum required!
Available at SebamedUSA.com.
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.
MyChelle Dermaceuticals, the #1 brand of facial skin care in the natural products industry, is offering 50% off their entire site! Whether you’re looking for the perfect stocking stuffers or to take your own skin care regimen to the next level, head over to MyChelle.com on Monday, December 2 and use the code ‘CYBER13’ at checkout to redeem your discount!
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.
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 fromthelab.com! 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!
I am definitely a bath person. I know that showers are faster, but I love long, hot bath. It totally relaxes me. Are you a bath or shower person? Leave a comment and let me know, and know what your favorite bath or shower products are!
Here are some of my current favorites, sent to me for my honest review:
Laura Mercier Honey Bath ($40 USD) — This decadent, foaming honey moisture body bath leaves skin feeling clean, fresh and supple. Available in five delectable fragrances: Almond Coconut Milk, Crème Brûlée, Ambre Vanillé, Crème de Pistache and Fresh Fig.
What I think: I have this in Fresh Fig. It smells fantastic and gives lots of foamy bubbles. And the jar is so cute! This is well worth the splurge. I want to try all of the scents.
Nyakio Kenyan Coffee Body Scrub ($55 USD) — This scrub blends naturally energizing and exfoliating Kenyan Coffee with Sugar to remove dull skin while providing antioxidant benefits. With Mongongo Nut Oil, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Grape Seed Oil and Avocado Oil, this unique fusion leaves all skin moisturized, smooth and soft.
What I think: This is a wonderful scrub! I used it on the back of one hand and had to do the other right away to make them even — the first one was visibly smoother! And the scent is vaguely coffee-ish, but it’s not too strong.
H2O Plus Spa Sea Lotus Body Wash ($17 USD) — This exhilarating body wash renews the skin and deeply nourishes with essential vitamins and minerals. Sea sourced water lotus and bamboo extract provide long-term moisture and stimulate the regeneration of healthy skin while mineral-rich brown and red algae blend are combined with aloe and vitamin E to soothe and nourish the skin. Skin is left lightly scented with the refreshing aquatic floral scent. Try it in a morning shower for an invigorating awakening.
What I think: I love H2O+’s scents — and this new sea lotus fragrance is no exception. It is a great spa scent, with a little bit of floral scent added. It also comes in a body scrub ($20 SUD) and a lotion ($21 USD) so you can layer the scent.
Price: $17, Available at Ulta, Ulta.com and H2OPlus.com
We gals take our beauty routines very seriously. Let’s face it, there is always a new product, trend, or regimen we “need” to try. It’s time to simplify our a.m. routines and make them as painless as possible. First step: take the “ouch” out of hair removal. One thing we can all agree on- waxing is one form hair removal that is painful in more ways then one!
To help take the sting out of hair removal, I’d like to introduce you to 800razors.com, the burn-free razor company, as they share Five Expressive Reasons Why Not to Wax:
1)Yikes! — Waxing at a salon is ridiculously expensive, costing anywhere from $45 – $100 per leg. Not to mention that doesn’t even cover the bikini area, armpits and other body parts we don’t want to share with our hair!! Oh, and home waxing kits? We won’t even go there!
2)Ouch! — Waxing hurts like heck! Having scorching hot wax dripped on your skin to later be yanked out by the roots isn’t an ideal spa day experience. Imagine the ensuing pain that comes with ripping a bandage off… now multiply that by at least 5.
3)Yuck! — While getting a full leg or armpit wax removes unwanted hair, it often results in bumps, ingrown hairs, rashes, and even pimples. Have sensitive skin? The hot wax can cause unwanted irritation that will leave you with legs you’ll cover up instead of show off.
4)Nasty! — No one knows how sanitary the salon wax actually is (or the actual salon for that matter!). With waxing, there is always risk of a bacterial infection, skin infection, or even a disease since it strips away the body’s natural protective layer that prevents bacteria from penetrating the skin.
5)Dang it! — Last minute beach trip or spontaneous first date will never fly since you need at least 3-4 weeks of hair growth for the wax to adhere. So if you have last minute plans, you’d be out of luck!
So if you’re joining the thousands of women who are saying “heck no” to waxing, what is the simplest, softest, smoothest solution? 800razors.com, the burn-free razor company that offers the “Burn-Free Guarantee” – no skin burn, wallet burn, or American job-loss burn!
What I think: I have tested their 5-Blade Women’s Razor. This is a great razor! It has a lubricating strip all around and a soapbar at the bottom. The 5 blades gives a very smooth shave and it is easy to change the heads.
In the 1980s Sure Anti-perspirant/Deodorant ran one of the most memorable advertising campaigns with the slogan, “Raise your hand if you’re Sure.” Today, the brand is offering women even more confidence to go about their day. They recently revealed a new look and introduced two new conditioning solids –Vitamin Infusion and Pure Essence.
The new conditioning solids offer a pH-balanced invisible formula that provides lasting odor and wetness protection while working to reduce irritation and smooth rough patches. The unscented Vitamin Infusion formula conditions and repairs skin with Vitamins A and E, while the Pure Essence variety features a light fragrance and soothing aloe extracts.
Sure products are available nationwide at major drug stores and retail for around $2.99 each. Available varieties include Unscented, Regular Scent, Fresh Scent, Powder Scent, Vitamin Infusion and Pure Essence.
What I think: I have been given the new scents, Vitamin Infusion and Pure Essence. I really like the soft scent of Pure Essence. I use a stronger deodorant, but I gave these to my teenage daughters and they love them! They keep them dry all day.
Shea Butter Deep Conditioning Moisturizer by Jergens ($8.99 for the large 16.8 oz) — Blended with pure African shea butter, this rich mix of vital nutrients
instantly relieves dryness, replenishes depleted moisture and enhances the
performance of skin’s own moisture barrier.
What I think — this is so moisturizing on my dry, fall skin! My legs have been so dry since the weather turned cold. This keeps them soft all day long!
Deep, matte lip colors abound this season. But I have to be honest, I usually wear light color lip glosses all year round. I like that it goes with every outfit and makeup look and lighter colors make lips look fuller.
Here are some of my new favorites that not only look great on, but have good for you ingredients:
Savannah Bee Beeswax Lip Gloss ($7 USD). Beeswax naturally hydrates and protects for softer, healthier lips. Choose from these colorful and intoxicating bouquets: Mint Blossom, Wild Blackberry, and Tupelo Honey.
Savannah Bee Beeswax Lip Gloss contains no parabens, no petroleum derived ingredients, and is never tested on animals. It is made from all natural ingredients and is gluten-free.
Pacifica Enlightened Lip Gloss in Opal ($12 USD) Supernatural shine, super smooth and non-sticky with nourishing hydration and long-lasting natural color. Our Enlightened Gloss Nourishing Mineral Lip Shine is infused with coconut and antioxidants to help support superior lip health. This gloss is for anyone who wants to hydrate their lips and add gorgeous sheer color with a glossy shine. As with all of our products, these are 100% vegan & cruelty free. Formulated without carmine, FD&C color, talc, phthalates, parabens, sorbital and petroleum.
Opal is an opalescent pale peach/ pink. Just enough pale color. Pairs perfectly with smoky eyes.
beautyADDICTS Lip ADDICTION ($17 USD) — This creamy, high-shine lip gloss provides intense, opulent color while nourishing lips with vitamins and plumping lips with peptides. Lip Addiction lets you choose from 10 must-have shades to feed your addiction for the perfect, painted pout.
Good morning readers! I really love tarte cosmetics because the products are made with natural ingredients and they are long-lasting and fabulous! So, I really recommend today’s QVC Today’s Special Value!
It is by tarte and is called the Beauty without Boundaries 8-pc Collection ($59.96 today or two easy payments of $29.98, plus Tax and S & H)
I received a set for my honest opinion and I am loving it! Some of the products are new and some I have tried before. It is an 8-piece collection designed for real women, this kit is for anyone looking for a complete collection of everyday beauty essentials. Includes:
1-oz BB tinted treatment primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30
0.08-oz BB tinted undereye corrector–exclusive to QVC until 11/30/13!
0.31-oz Lights, Camera, Flashes! mascara in black
0.009-oz Lights, Camera, Lashes! waterproof inner rim liner in black
0.04-oz LipSurgence power pigment in Awakening, a rose pink–exclusive to QVC until 11/30/13!
Special edition complexion brush–exclusive to QVC until 11/30/13!
The shades available are:
Fair: receive primer in fair and undereye corrector in fair-light
Light: receive primer in light and undereye corrector in fair-light
Medium: receive primer in medium and undereye corrector in medium-tan
Tan: receive primer in tan and undereye corrector in medium-tan
Deep: receive primer in tan and undereye corrector in deep
In celebration of individual beauty, tarte created this collection to give every woman the look that’s uniquely her. Each product works to enhance your natural beauty.
Perfect, prime, and protect skin with tarte’s BB tinted treatment primer with Broad Spectrum SPF 30, which lasts up to 12 hours. Help conceal dark circles with tarte’s NEW BB tinted undereye corrector. Line and define eyes with Lights, Camera, Lashes! waterproof inner rim liner, which promises to stay put for up to 12 hours. Amplify lashes with Lights, Camera, Flashes! Statement Mascara. And add a pop of color and shine with NEW LipSurgence power pigment in awakening.
Tips for applying the kit:
Begin applying BB tinted treatment primer by dispensing a small amount onto the back of your hand and using the double-ended complexion brush to blend onto your face. Then conceal undereye discoloration by dabbing the lighter side of the concealer brush into the BB undereye corrector and applying to your undereye area from the inner to outer corners. Use the darker side of the concealer brush to smooth and blend to perfection. Next, gently glide the inner rim liner along the upper and lower inner rims for intense definition. Increase lash volume by 752% by applying two coats of Lights, Camera, Flashes! Statement Mascara. Finish your look by gliding on LipSurgence power pigment for a naturally beautiful smile.
What I think: This kit is an amazing value, all of the products together would normally be over $214! This is a perfect way to try tarte. My favorite product is the mascara (AMAZING) and I am really liking the new undereye concealer. The brushes are fab, too!
Visit www.qvc.com to purchase or tune into QVC on tv. It will be on until 12 am eastern time today.
Each year, QVC allows customers to weigh in on their favorite brands, products and innovations in beauty with their Customer Choice Awards. And, this year, Mally Beauty has been nominated for ten categories! Mally Beauty has some truly innovative makeup such as the Perfect Prep Poreless primer and one of my fave mascaras Beauty Volumizing Mascara.
Have you voted for the Customer Choice Awards yet? To vote for Mally products, the entire list of categories and product nominations below:
Dr. Scholl’s® For Her High Heel Insoles ($9.99 average price)
Whether you’re looking for insoles for your favorite heels or flats, or anti-friction products to help prevent shoe rubbing and blisters, the Dr. Scholl’s® For Her line has a solution for you. The entire collection enables you to enjoy the things you want to do – not just the things you need to do – by enhancing foot comfort.
Dr. Scholl’s® For Her High Heel Insoles are clinically proven to help prevent foot pain caused by wearing high heels 2” or higher. They offer immediate, long-lasting comfort and an ultra-soft gel arch to shift pressure off the ball of your foot. They’re proven to improve the way you feel in heels!
Although I don’t wear high heels everyday, I am excited to use these in my fall high heel boots. They are so much more comfortable with the insoles and I will be able to wear them longer!
I received this product complimentary for testing and review purposes from Influenster. Influenster is a great site where you can receive great products to test and review. Let me know if you would like to join in the comments with your email address and I will send you an invite!
Fall is literally just weeks away. I have been testing out many products including cleansers, anti-aging elixirs, SPF and CC creams.
I love how there are so many great price points for skin care (as shown below), you can find something that will help prepare your skin for the cooler months ahead:
Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash ($5.49) –Oil-Free Acne Wash is the #1 dermatologist recommended acne-fighting cleanser. This oil-free formula gently cleanses deep down into pores for clear skin. It contains Salicylic Acid to get rid of acne you have now and help prevent future breakouts. Special skin soothers help prevent irritation and overdrying. Skin is left clean, residue-free and never oily.
Available at mass market retailers near you.
Burt’s Bees Sensitive Facial Cleansing Towelettes ($6 USD) — These pre-moistened towelettes will not only make your beauty routine easier but they are the perfect essential to looking good.
Throw them in your weekend bag and you will be set for your getaway. Burt’s Bees Sensitive Facial Cleansing Towelettes ($6.00 burtsbees.com) remove makeup, cleanse and tone your skin all in one easy step. These wipes are also formulated with Cotton Extract to soften skin while cleansing.
Precision MD Celfix DNA Youth Recovery Facial Serum ($78 USD) – includes antioxidants that defend against free radicals and Hyaluronic Acid to moisturize the skin. Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles -Addresses past damage and prevents future signs of aging -Great for all skin types -Contains 3 powerful enzymes for optimal efficacy -It is delivered in a light, non-greasy formula that you’ll love.
Osmotics Cream Extreme Intensive Repair ($75 USD) — A healthy barrier is essential to a healthy and glowing complexion. I designed this rich, nourishing moisturizer featuring Osmotics’ proprietary combination of natural lipids to moisturize and strengthen your skin’s protective barrier and virtually eliminate the underlying cause of dry skin–dramatically improving moisture retention, while alleviating dryness and irritation.
Coola Mineral SPF 20 Rose Essence Tint ($36 USD) — Keep the sun and environment at bay with this SPF 20 broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen, a tinted, light Rose scented, Titanium Dioxide based formula (for those who are Zinc sensitive) made with 98% natural ingredients. Organic Acai Oil – high in Omegas-3/6/9, Vitamins B1/2/3, plus antioxidant Vitamins C and E – delivers a powerful defense against aging. Organic Sunflower Seed Extract promotes elasticity while organic Linseed Oil, containing Alpha-Linolenic Acids, reduces redness and irritation. The phyto-protector Plankton Extract rejuvenates, as organic Cucumber Extract calms skin.
Amarte Natural Finish BB Cream Light Texture ($49 USD: This finely pigmented moisturizing face tint brightens, softly conceals and protects with SPF 36, providing uniform coverage without caking or flaking for a long lasting, natural glow. In Light and Dark.
Lumene Time Freeze Anti-Aging CC Cream ($14.99 USD). This fabulous 6 in 1 color correcting cream is infused with Wild Arctic Lingonberry and SPF 20. It helps moisturize, cover imperfections, even skin tone and protect against signs of aging all in one. It comes in 2 shades, light and medium.
Being in my 40’s, I have noticed that I am starting to need reading glasses. The odds are that all men and women between the ages of 40 and 50 will struggle with Prebyopia at some time. Prebyopia is a condition where, with age, the eye exhibits a progressively diminished ability to focus on near objects.
But, why not face Prebyopia with a fun, easy, comfortable and trendy solution! Lookie Lous ($39.99 USD) creates just that and would make a great addition to any upcoming holiday gift guides or reviews.
The glasses come in a variety of colors and specializations which makes this product truly unlike any other. Below are a list of the different optician recommended choices for people:
Paris Pink for computer reading
New York Black for bright sun reading
Los Angeles Sand for light daylight reading
Nashville Green reduces eyestrain
Clear for classic readers
London Gray for light sun reading indoors or out
I have been sent a pair of the Clear in Paris Pink for review. I really like both of them. I use the Clear while reading in bed or if I need to see small print when I’m out. The Paris Pink is great for when I work on the computer (like now)! It took me a couple of times to get used to them, but I really like them. And they are so easy to push up on top of the head and out of the way. The carrying bag is super cute too!