Thursday, July 31, 2014

Total Beauty Collection: All About Hair: Box Opening and Giveaway (and Promo Code)!!!

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Your Summer Hair Routine, Perfected

It is time for another Total Beauty Collection Box Opening!!! Introducing the "All About Hair" Box. Plus, you have a chance to win a box for yourself, too. Just enter the Giveaway at the bottom of this post! :) 

Collection Details:
ALL ABOUT HAIR COLLECTION BY TOTALBEAUTY.COM
Over a $95 VALUE Plus FREE Shipping
PRICE: Only $20

To Find out exactly what is in this box, please click "read more" below for my Box Opening...plus, enter the Giveaway and discover the Promo Code!!! :)

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Get Excited for "Shark Week" with LUSH's Shark Fin Soap: Plus, Support a Great Cause!

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Do you get excited every year for Shark Week? As you may know, the Discovery Channel's famous and highly anticipated Shark Week kicks off on August 10th. The folks at LUSH have partnered with Discovery Channel's Shark Week to produce this adorable shark soap! Not only is the soap cute and it gets you excited for shark week, but also 100% of the sale price gets donated to a great cause!!!

Shop LUSH and Support a Great Cause: The "Fin Free Movement": 
Learn more: From LUSH: Sharks are killed largely for their fins with the practice of shark finning taking only the fin and discarding the body, wasting 95 percent of the animal. Because LUSH cares about animals and the planet, they have partnered with SHARK WEEK and United Conservationists to launch a campaign across all of our stores in North America from July 30 – August 16. In addition to selling Shark Fin Soap they are also inviting their customers to sign petitions asking for a complete ban on the trade, and possession of ALL shark fin products (read more here: www.fin-free.com/petitions).
This adorable soap launches July 30th ($5.95) to promote shark conservation efforts. The soap is made from vegan, cruelty-free ingredients including skin-softening seaweed, cleansing sea salt, lime and lavender. A paper fin in the top of the soap is a cheeky reminder about the very important topic of shark finning and how everyone can help change the tide for sharks. With every purchase of Shark Fin Soap, LUSH will give 100 percent of the sale price to United Conservationists to support their FinFree™ movement.
 
Don't delay supporting this great cause! These cute soaps are available for a limited time only. They are so cute for either yourself, special kids in your life, or any Shark Week lover that you know! Plus, you are supporting a great cause (all with a cute soap!). I mean, really, this soap is so flippin cute!!! Plus, it smells amazing! :) 

Will you be watching Shark Week? I know that we will in my house!
XOXO!!!


"My Skin Loves" Ziaja Skincare: NEW Products!

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Hello Lovelies! It is time for another installment of my "My Skin Loves" blog series! I reserve the "My Skin Loves" title for products and product lines that my skin just seems to totally love and adore. Sure, I like a lot of products that I try out. However, the "My Skin Loves" items just really tend to stand out from the crowd. There is no question that my skin loves Ziaja.

This is the second time that I have tested out a variety of products from this amazing Polish line. The first time was about a year ago. If you missed that post, be sure to check it out here. Many of those products are still in my skincare rotation! Well, when Ziaja contacted me again saying that they had expanded their line with a lot of new products, I was super excited to try everything out!

About Ziaja:
The Ziaja Skincare line is a Polish brand that is available online for shoppers from the USA. The line has both facial skincare and body skincare available. The products are natural, not tested on animals, and all under $10 each (with 2-day shipping!)! The products combine traditional components like herbal extracts and vitamins with innovative modern technology based on pharmaceutical expertise. Ziaja wants to bring you innovative products at a competitive price! The prices are really very reasonable! Beyond the amazing product quality, the packaging is incredibly cute while also being modern and classic. These products seem high-end, however, they have an incredible price!

So, Ziaja has a fabulous new lineup for 2014 including the following new lines: Rose Butter, Grape Seed Oil, Fruity, Orange Butter, Baby & Kids, Marigold, and more! To find out more about a few items from each of these lines, please click "read more" below.

Monday, July 28, 2014

CVS Beauty Club: Great Drugstore Makeup Deals! Have you signed up?

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As much as I love my high-end makeup goodies, nothing beats a great deal! I have so much fun scouring the ads and my coupons to find the best deals on drugstore makeup. CVS is probably the drugstore that I know the best since it is my closest one and I get all my family's prescriptions there. If you are a makeup lover and you like shopping at CVS, signing up for their Beauty Club is a must!

Have you signed up? Here are some details about the program:
Beauty Club members receive ongoing beauty benefits/savings, including:
  • $5 ExtraBucks® Rewards for every $50 cumulatively spent on qualifying beauty products
  • 10% off beauty shopping pass at enrollment
  • $3 ExtraBucks® Rewards on the member’s birthday
  • Convenient access to NEW beauty products from leading brands, including dermatologist-approved brands in the Healthy Skincare Center and exclusive-to-CVS brands like the Essence of Beauty fragrance, bath and body line, and the Nuance Salma Hayek beauty collection
  • In-store, beauty shoppers can receive personalized consultations and product advice from Beauty Consultants
  • Online, beauty shoppers/fans can access deals, expert how-tos, beauty giveaways, etc. at CVS.com, Facebook.com/BeautyClub and Twitter.com/BeautyClub
I am in the process of testing out and sampling quite a variety of new products from CVS. Hey, when I am waiting for a prescription to be filled, I absolutely can't resisit shopping the beauty department's new product displays. I love seeing all of these fun new products from my favorite drugstore brands like Maybelline, Olay, Rimmel, L'Oreal, essence of beauty, Lumene, La Roche-Posay, Vichy, Simple, and and many more! 

What are some of my recent makeup faves from CVS? 
  • L'Oreal Glossy Balm in #230 My Babydoll: This is the perfect glossy (like the name suggests) light pink color. It is just pigmented enough to lighten my lips to this lovely pink shade. I am honestly wanting to wear this one every day!
  • Maybelline Master Kajal Cream Kohl Eyeliners: I have these in 2 colors: Charcoal Skies (grey) and Onyx Rush (black). I really like the unique shape and find them to be so super smooth and easy to apply.
  • L'Oreal Colour Riche Eye Shadow Quad in #230 Perpetual Nude: What a pretty little palette. I love wearing quads for everyday shadows as you just grab it and apply (no need to hunt through my collection to find shades, this saves time!). This quad is an assortment of soft and shimmery neutral shades. The shadows are of about medium pigmentation.
  • L'Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick Collection Privee by Doutzen in #600 Doutzen's Nude: OMG! What a gorgeous pinky nude shade. I love this!

Curious about upcoming drugstore skincare testing? Here are some of the items that I am about to try out! Please let me know if you see any items here, in particular, that you want me to review. Or if you have tried some of these, please let me know your thoughts! 

Have you had a recent CVS beauty haul? I would love to hear about what you got? Have you done a recent CVS haul blog post or video? Please link to it in the comments below! :) 

As always, thanks for reading!
XOXO!!!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Beauty Spotlight Team: Weekend Links!



Channing Tatum anyone? Perilously Pale shares a preview of the Pur Mineral Jupiter Ascending Collection. Maybe there will be a bit of Channing around too. 

Phyrra is giving away the Pur Minerals Jupiter Ascending Collection. Now that you've seen it, you'll want to enter.  

Prime Beauty is part of an EPIC blogger giveaway! Enter to win an amazing 30-pan MAC Eye Shadow Palette filled with each blogger's favorite shade!! 

Helen from Lola's Secret Beauty Blog loves delectable rose-infused skincare products, and here are her top picks! 

It's the perfect time for neon polish and polish insomniac has some beauties from Salon Perfect.  

Mostly Sunny leaves her comfort zone with Dior Rosy Glow. See why this was a great move. 

Don't forget to give your hands a little loving like Pammy Blogs Beauty does with Perlier Shea Butter White Lily Hand Cream

Summer hair getting you down? Or rather up with all that frizz? Find out what 15 Minute Beauty can teach you about Frizz Fighters

Shower or bath? Whichever it is Beauty Info Zone says follow up with A Girl's Gotta Spa! Energizing Citrus Body Lotion. The fragrance is divine.  

Pink Sith wants to know what it would take for you to buy a $50 nail polish

Next to cosmetic shopping what do you like best? Carrie from eyeliner on a cat thinks shoes make a great choice.  

The Painted Rogue has some favorite You Tube Channels. Are any of these on your list?

Scrub, Scrub, Scrub! Adovia Exfoliating Facial Salts


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Looking for the most basic scrub ever? You may want to consider Adovia's Exfoliating Facial Salts. These are pure salts that you can use for facial and body exfoliation. Sometimes something so simple is effective...you just need to use these *very* gently because using a salt as a scrub is a very, very strong exfoliant on your skin. 

This jar of salt is HUGE! 12.3 oz of fine grain loose Dead Sea salt. Again, these are not mixed with anything. It is 100% Dead Sea salt. Actually, the jar is packed so full that product spilled out when I opened it. 

As a Facial Scrub:
The concept is simple...you can either use the salt directly on wet/freshly cleansed skin or mix with your favorite facial cleanser to give it an exfoliating boost. I find that it is a bit too abrasive for my sensitive skin when I use it as pure salt directly on my skin. So, I prefer to mix a very tiny amount into my usual cleanser. There is no question that this is a very strong scrub that will very effectively exfoliate your skin. I just caution you to use it very gently! Just lightly move your fingers across your skin with the scrub granules. With my sensitive skin, I can only use this about once a week (and even so, I need to take caution to "scrub" very, very gently). 

As a Body Scrub:
For my sensitive skin, I feel that this product is better suited, for me, as a body scrub. Actually, I adore using this for the body! I like to self-tan. So, good body exfoliation is something that I do in the shower every few days. Just add a bit of these salts to your regular shower gel to turn it into a super-effective body scrub!


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Perlier Shea Butter Whilte Lilly Hand Cream: Luxury for Everyday! #PerlierOnHSN

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Hand cream is an absolute essential in my life. I am a busy stay-at-home Mom with an adorable 6 month old and a cute and busy toddler. Not only do I have two in diapers, but also I am busy running the house...from cooking to cleaning to everything else, my hands certainly take a daily beating. So, naturally, I turn to ultra rich hand creams to smooth and repair my hands. 

It is such a treat to try out such a luxurious product! Washing my hands and using hand cream is an everyday occurrence for me. Typically I use just whatever hand cream I happen to have around or I use my body creams and body butters. I have found that I absolutely must follow up my hand washing with a cream. Otherwise, my hands get dried out terribly. So, to test out this product, I simply put this hand cream right next to my sink in the kitchen (where I wash my hands most often) and began using it after all hand washings. Let me tell you, this simple act has really improved my hands! The skin on my hands is looking and feeling so soft and nice.

This shea butter-based hand cream from Perlier is super rich and hydrating. The cream is very rich and thick like a body butter. I like how it moisturizes so well without feeling greasy. It has an almost silky feel to it. It plumps out my skin and gives it an instant boost and a nice sheen. I like to dab a little extra around my cuticles to moisturize them.

Besides the soothing and emollient ingredients, the other most notable feature about this product is its heavy floral scent. Now, depending on where you stand with floral scents this might be a plus or a minus for you. I find that I really do enjoy the rose-like scent. However, I do wish it was a tad lighter. 

The Skinny:
  • Key Ingredients: Perlier's Shea Butter White Lilly Hand Cream is formulated with 100% organic shea butter and white lilly extract to optimize elasticity and firmness. 
  • Helps improve the look of the skin
  • Effective beauty treatment for dry, prematurely aged skin
  • Helps fight free radicals and protect against environmental aggressors
  • Recommended for areas most prone to dryness
  • No preservatives
Looking for deals on Perlier? Be sure to check out Perlier on HSN July 24th and July 25th as the Shea Butter and White Lily Hand Cream is going to be featured in some of their package deals! 
This Shea Butter Hand Cream from Perlier is a nice option if you are looking for a luxury hand cream with a rich floral scent. My hands and cuticles are looking so nice from using this!

Product reviewed through iFabbo

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