Beauty, cosmetics

IT Cosmetics “New Year, Your Most Beautiful You

IT Cosmetic® “New Year, Your Most Beautiful You
IT Cosmetic® “New Year, Your Most Beautiful You

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!

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Beauty, cosmetics

Fab New Beauty Brands — Besame Cosmetics, Beauty for Real and Cailyn Cosmetics

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
Besame Brightening Violet Powder

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.

You can purchase at http://www.besamecosmetics.com

Beauty For Real Get Glowing! Cheek Tint and Luminizer
Beauty For Real Get Glowing! Cheek Tint and Luminizer

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.

Available at www.beautyforreal.com.

Cailyn Tinted Lip Balm in Cotton Candy
Cailyn Tinted Lip Balm in Cotton Candy

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!

Available at www.cailyncosmetics.com

Have you discovered any new brands lately?  Leave a comment and share!

 

Beauty, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Skincare

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!

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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.

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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 www.PeterThomasRoth.com.

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Erno Laszlo — On Cyber Monday, 12/2, Receive an 8-piece “Big Beauty Bonus” – the brand’s biggest GWP offering yet – with any purchase of $200 or more. Gift includes:

  • ·         Full-size Firmarine Neck Cream (1.7oz)
  • ·         Timeless Skin Serum (0.5oz)
  • ·         Luminous Intensive Décolleté 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 www.ErnoLaszlo.com

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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 www.blissworld.com  and at bliss spas)

Available at www.blissworld.com

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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!

Available at www.mychelle.com.

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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.

http://www.miyubeauty.com

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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) – 2pm (EST). Cannot be combined with other offers, single items only, excludes bundles.

Available at www.yestocarrots.com

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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!

Availability: fromthelab.com

Enjoy shopping!

bath products, Beauty

Bath Time! Fab Products by Laura Mercier, Nyakio, H2O+, 800razors.com, Sure Deodorant and Jergens

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
Laura Mercier Honey Bath

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.

Available: www.lauramercier.com

Kenyan Coffee Body Scrub
Nyakio Kenyan Coffee Body Scrub

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.

Purcashe at HSN, HSN.com and www.nyakio.com

H2O Plus Spa Sea Lotus Body Wash
H2O Plus Spa Sea Lotus Body Wash

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

800razors.com 5-Blade Women’s Razor
800razors.com 5-Blade Women’s Razor

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.

Learn more and purchase at www.800razors.com.

Sure Solid Pure Essence
Sure Solid Pure Essence
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.

Learn more at www.suredeodorant.com.

Jergens Shea Butter
Jergens Shea Butter

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!

http://www.jergens.com/radiance

Enjoy your you time!

Beauty, cosmetics

Gorgeous New Lip Glosses Help Protect Your Pout

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
Savannah Bee Beeswax Lip Gloss

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.

Available at www.savannahbee.com

Pacifica Enlightened Lip Gloss in Opal
Pacifica Enlightened Lip Gloss in Opal

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.

Learn more at www.pacificaperfume.com

beautyADDICTS Lip Addiction
beautyADDICTS Lip Addiction

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.

Purchase at www.beautyaddicts.com.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

Beauty, cosmetics

Today Only on QVC — tarte Beauty without Boundaries 8-pc Collection

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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!
  • Undereye brush
  • Makeup bag

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.

Enjoy!

 

 

Beauty, cosmetics

QVC Customer Choice Awards: Mally Beauty

Mally Beauty Perfect Prep Poreless Primer
Mally Beauty Perfect Prep Poreless Primer

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:

Category                                                         

Best Primer: Mally Beauty Perfect Prep Poreless Primer http://qvc.co/Mally_AwardsVote

Best Foundation: Mally Beauty Poreless Perfection Foundation http://qvc.co/Mally_AwardsVote

Best Concealer: Mally Beauty Cancellation Concealer System http://qvc.co/Mally_AwardsVote

Best Finishing Product: Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender http://qvc.co/Mally_AwardsVote

Best Blush: Mally Beauty 24/7 Blush System http://qvc.co/Mally_AwardsVote

Best Lip Product: Mally Beauty High Shine Liquid Lipstick Pen http://qvc.co/Mally_AwardsVote

Best Eye Shadow: Mally Beauty Ever Color Shadow Sticks http://qvc.co/Mally_AwardsVote

Best Eyeliner: Mally Beauty Waterproof Eyeliner http://qvc.co/Mally_AwardsVote

Best Mascara: Mally Beauty Volumizing Mascara http://qvc.co/Mally_AwardsVote

Best Brow: Mally Beauty Ultimate Performance Dream Brow http://qvc.co/Mally_AwardsVote

Voting is live until September 20th at 11:59pm EST.