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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…]

Steals And Deals

Good morning sunshine! I just wanted to get my fearless readers up to date on all of the steals and deals available for your shopping pleasure!

For TWO DAYS ONLY, receive $75 off of your $300 purchase online at Saks.com. Use promo code MAY15 at checkout.  Some designer exclusions apply.

The butter LONDON Friends & Family Anniversary Event is HERE!  Enter promo code FAMILY15 at checkout and you’ll get 30% off of your entire order!  This deal ends on 5/26/15, so grab those summer nail lacquers fast!

Ending TODAY, 5/17/15, take an extra 25% off of select sale and clearance items at Bloomingdales.com with the promo code EXTRA25!

Stocking up on arts & crafts for the summer break?  Get 30% off your entire regular purchase price at Michael’s with promo code CELEBRATE15!

Get an extra 25% off of your Macy’s purchase (ends the evening of 5/17/15).  Excludes home and watches.  Promo code is ICONS.

Scar Away Silicone Scar Sheets Review

Scar Away Silicone Scar Sheets

Scar Away Silicone Scar Sheets

Press SampleIt’s been a year since my youngest had his “accident”.  We had literally just moved to another state, and after a two week period where it seemed to be all work and no play, our family visited a water spray park that my youngest son adored.  He needed a boost so badly that day, and then it happened.  While my son was running toward me through the water spray, another kid crashed into him from the side with full force.  My son flew through the air and landed on his side with nothing to break the fall.  I didn’t see his head hit the ground, but clearly it did, because as he ran toward me I saw a HUGE gash in his cheek that was deep, and white, and oh my GOD… we need to get to an ER!

After that horrible experience, he was left with a giant scar on his cheek about two inches long.  As a beauty blogger, I naturally had an abundance of recommendations from my friends, but nothing topical seemed very effective.  Finally, I read about ScarAway.  The Silicone Scar Sheets are apparently now popular with surgeons, so I decided to give them a go.

ScarAway Silicone Scar Sheets couldn’t be simpler to use.  They apply much like a band-aid, only the entire underside of the bandage adheres to the skin.  They are easily (and painlessly) removed in the morning, and don’t leave any sticky residue behind like a Band-Aid would.  My son wore them to sleep each night, removing them in the morning.  After only a few weeks of use, I noticed big changes in the appearance of his scar, so we kept up the routine. [Read more…]