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Sephora Sun Safety Kit 2015

Sephora Sun Safety Kit 2015

Sephora Sun Safety Kit 2015

Every year I point my readers in the direction of the Sephora Sun Safety Kit, and this year is no different!  Sephora offers a large lot of deluxe-sized suncare samples each year, for only a fraction of the retail value of the contents.  This year’s suncare collection is worth $155, but has a pricetag of only $32!

The Sephora Sun Safety Kit 2015 edition contains:
– 0.2 oz AmorePacific Natural Protector SPF 30
– 0.3 oz Clarins UV Plus Anti-Pollution Broad Spectrum SPF 50
– 0.5 oz Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 in Light Medium
– 0.25 oz Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare™ Dark Spot Sun Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen
– 0.17 oz Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45
– 0.08 oz Fresh® Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15
– 0.5 oz Josie Maran Cosmetics Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47
– 0.34 oz Korres Yoghurt Nourishing Fluid Veil Broad Spectrum SPF 30
– 0.17 oz Murad® Invisiblur™ Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30
– 0.1 oz Ole Henriksen total truth™ eye crème SPF 15
– 0.5 oz Origins VitaZing™ Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Energy-Boosting Moisturizer with Mangosteen
– Peter Thomas Roth Max Sheer All Day Moisture Defense® Lotion SPF 30
– 0.6 oz Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream SPF 50+ WetForce Broad Spectrum Water Resistant (80 Minutes)
– 1.69 oz St. Tropez One Night Only in Light-Medium
– 0.34 oz Supergoop!® City Sunscreen Serum SPF 30
– 0.34 oz Vita Liberata Passion Flower & Argan Dry Oil Broad Spectrum SPF 50
– Travel bag

Click HERE to check it out!

New Additions To The #Saks #Designer #Sale!

Saks sales 2015, saks fifth avenue designer sales, steals, dealsIt’s not news that Saks is offering a huge selection of designer goodies at a discount, but today they added a TON OF NEW designer merchandise to the mix!  Brands well represented include Alexander McQueen (I’m loving on this brand lately), Saint Laurent, Gucci, Lanvin, Prada… you can see what I’m saying.  ALL of the goodies are there!

The Designer Sale: We’ve Taken UP TO 40% OFF Select Styles. Valid 5/31/15-6/6/15. SHOP NOW. Designer Exclusions apply.

Lancome Friends And Family Sale Starts TODAY!

Lancome Luxury Products (Loreal USA)

Lancome Friends and Family 2015, Lancome Friends and Family Sale 2015It’s time! The Lancome F&F Sale starts today! Have you had your eye on anything?  The Color Design 5 Pan Eyeshadow Palette is a must have!  Read my review of Beige Brulee HERE.  Not sure which colors would look best on your skintone?  Lancome shows you each palette used on models of a variety of ethnic backgrounds.  Genius!

Friends & Family Event: Receive 20% off ANY order, plus free standard shipping and travel size product of your choice. Enter code FRIENDS at checkout. Offer valid 5/24 – 5/29/15.

Sephora MicroSmooth Baked Blush Duo in Guava Glow

Guava Glow, Sephora Collection MicroSmooth Baked Blush Duo

Guava Glow, Sephora Collection MicroSmooth Baked Blush Duo

Guava Glow, Sephora Collection MicroSmooth Baked Blush Duo

Guava Glow, Sephora Collection MicroSmooth Baked Blush Duo

Guava Glow, Sephora Collection MicroSmooth Baked Blush Duo

Guava Glow, Sephora Collection MicroSmooth Baked Blush Duo

Press SampleAt first glance, you would assume this Sephora Collection MicroSmooth Baked Blush Duo contained only one shade.  If you look closely, you can actually see a subtle difference as the left side is a bit paler than the right.

In the compact the shade difference might appear subtle, but once applied you can really see the variation. The paler shade is actually a frosty apricot with a golden sheen.  The deeper shade is a medium apricot with no golden shimmer and a satin finish.  The colors can be swirled together or separately.  These colors are universally flattering, and vivid enough to deliver a pop of color on even darker complexions.

Retail price is $17.

Click HERE to buy it at Sephora.com.  Other color choices are Tangerine Tease, Fuchsia Flushed, Rose Emotion, Tea Rose Tickle, and Mangobeam.

The author received press samples for review and photography. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick For Body

Bobbi Brown, Shimmer Brick For Body

Bobbi Brown, Shimmer Brick For Body

Press SampleHere’s a beauty flashback for you… Do you remember when Bobbi Brown Cosmetics offered a Shimmer Brick for the BODY? It was an epic-sized shimmer brick, with three shades of luminous pressed powder.  This time of year got me to reminiscing about this product… and wishing I could buy it now.  It was a MEGA SIZED Shimmer Brick, perfect for all-over application!

Bobbi Brown, Shimmer Brick For Body

Bobbi Brown, Shimmer Brick For Body

Bobbi Brown, Shimmer Brick For Body

Bobbi Brown, Shimmer Brick For Body

Bobbi Brown, Shimmer Brick For Body

Bobbi Brown, Shimmer Brick For Body

Swatches, Shimmer Brick For Body

Swatches, Shimmer Brick For Body

Swatches, Shimmer Brick For Body

Swatches in Sunlight, Shimmer Brick For Body

The Bobbi Brown Shimmerbrick is still very much available (for the face).  I’m personally very curious about the Bobbi Brown Brightening Brick!  Sounds really interesting!

Click HERE to shop BobbiBrownCosmetics.com.

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

TODAY ONLY! $100 Off At Neimans!

Great time to grab that beautiful item you’ve had your eye on at Neiman Marcus!  Today only, if you spend $100 you’ll get $100 off using promo code JUST4U.

Click HERE to shop Neiman Marcus.

*THE FINE PRINT:  This deal is good online only. Enter the promo code JUST4U in the promotion code box in your shopping bag during checkout. The value of your order must total $400 USD before shipping and tax. Discount applies to select regular-priced merchandise total only. Qualifying items will be designated on the site with an indication in gold font on their product page. Does not apply to Beauty or Fragrance purchases, previous purchases, wedding registry items, NM Gift Card®purchases, catalog orders, Bergdorf Goodman®, Last Call®, CUSP®, in store locations, or with any other discount offer. Neiman Marcus employees are not eligible for offer. One discount per customer. Other exclusions may apply. Offer expires 05/21/15 at 11:59 PM CT.

Exuviance Sheer Daily Protector Review

Exuviance Sheer Daily Protector

Exuviance Sheer Daily Protector

Press SampleWhat’s in this little bottle?  Just my NEW FAVORITE Broad Spectrum Sunscreen, that’s all!  Exuviance recently launched the new Sheer Daily Protector SPF 50, and this desert dweller is here to sing its praises! [Read more…]

Avon Ultra Color Lipsticks

Avon Ultra Color Lipstick Review

Avon Ultra Color Lipstick Review

Avon Ultra Color Lipstick Tubes

Avon Ultra Color Lipstick Tubes

Press SampleAvon recently launched their new line of lipsticks! Avon Ultra Color Indulgence Lipstick is a brand-new formula that will keep parched lips happy! The product is formulated with hydrating gels, and feels more like a lip treatment than a lipstick once applied.  It doesn’t only feel fabulous, though!  These lipsticks deliver the most incredible, smooth color!

It’s available in 12 gorgeous, color-rich shades, and retail price is a mere $8 per lipstick!  Click through for some swatches, and more information! [Read more…]

Issey Miyake City Blossom Review

Issey Miyake City Blossom

Issey Miyake City Blossom

Issey Miyake City Blossom Photo

Issey Miyake City Blossom Photo

Press SampleThe limited-edition Issey Miyake City Blossom is a breath of fresh spring air! The goal of the scent is to capture the fragrance of that first spring bloom. To me the scent smells simply clean, like a spring afternoon immediately following a sun-shower. If you’re looking for a scent that embodies the season of Spring, L’Eau d’Issey City Blossom Eau de Toilette is what you are looking for!

A 1.6 fl. oz. spray bottle retails for #76, a 3 fl. oz. spray bottle retails for $100.

Retailers include Nordstrom.com, Sephora.com, Ulta, Macys.com, and LordandTaylor.com

Keep reading through the jump for my thoughts on the packaging.

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure. [Read more…]

CARGO Swimmables Makeup

Cargo Swimmables Waterproof Makeup

Cargo Swimmables Waterproof Makeup

Press SampleBeautiful colors, waterproof formulas. That’s what the CARGO Cosmetics Swimmables Waterproof Makeup line is all about! Here in the desert, we enjoy summer weather for about 10 months of the year. As a result, the opportunity (and desire) for water activity is high. To be prepared to partake in the fun, makeup lovers must wear waterproof formulas, or they’ll look like a melty mess.

Cargo Swimmables Bronzer and Blush

Cargo Swimmables Bronzer and Blush

Cargo Swimmables Bronzer and Blush

Cargo Swimmables Bronzer and Blush Swatches

WOW.  Can you even believe the glowy color the CARGO Swimmable Bronzer and Blushes deliver?  Talk about multi-dimensional!  The finish plays amazing games with the light, making it a perfect choice for a day at the beach.  Click through the jump to see more Swimmables swatches, and the waterproof testing results! [Read more…]