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Things I Buy From Sephora Over And Over

press-sampleI have fallen a bit behind with blogging, and while I’m working on bringing in some more new fall and holiday items for you to check out, I decided to post about some of my tried-and-true favorites when I’m shopping at Sephora. Some of these items I’ve received as press samples in the past, but I’ve replenished them over, and over, and over again!

Things I buy from Sephora over and over

Rather than feature what’s NEW in the beauty industry, I decided to feature some of my tried-and-true favorite products that I’ve purchased over and over again at Sephora. Some of these started off as press samples, but at this point I assure you I’ve spent a pretty penny of my own money on replenishment, because they were that awesome!

1) Klorane Shampoo With Mango Butter is ideal for my very dry hair, and the formula doesn’t irritate my scalp the way some shampoos do! I even pack some to bring with me on vacations. (Retail price $20)

2) Klorane Conditioning Balm With Mango Butter is the perfect match for the shampoo above, and leaves hair feeling super soft, healthy, and tangle-free! (Retail price $16)

3) Make Up For Ever Kohl Pencil delivers a soft, smoky look. I originally sampled them in a MEGA holiday value set (that I wish the brand would offer again–fingers crossed) and have replenished them many times over! I love these pencils in every color! (Retail price $18)

4) Algenist Repairing Tint & Radiance Moisturizer SPF 30 is one of my favorite multi-tasking foundations. This medium-coverage tinted moisturizer delivers a dewy finish, anti-aging ingredients, and sun protection at the same time! (Retail price $42)

5) Bobbi Brown Corrector is my long-time favorite under eye concealer. The slightly orange hue cancels out blue undereye circles like a champ. (Retail price $27)

6) Lancôme Definicils Waterproof Mascara delivers natural-looking long lashes that pass my “waterslide test” with flying colors. (Retail price $27.50)

7) Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette was originally a holiday offering, but this trio of complexion perfecting powders was such a hit, it’s been available ever since! I’ve purchased refills for myself, and have even given this as a gift I love it so much. (Retail price $62)

8) Philosophy Purity Made Simple is my go-to cleanser/makeup remover that’s a great balance between performance and price. Skin is left feeling clean and balanced. (Retail price $24 for 8 oz)

9) Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral is the perfect touch-up for those who need to reapply SPF before heading out in the afternoon. I’ve been buying this for so many years, I’ve lost count! (Retail price $30)

10) Sephora Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover is another product that delivers great performance for a steal. This formula easily removes even waterproof eye makeup, and costs much less than similar products. (Retail price $11)

11) Clinique Broad Spectrum SPF50 Sunscreen wears beautifully under makeup, doesn’t look pasty white, and protects the skin so well! I’ve tried dozens of high-end sunblocks, but this is my favorite among them to wear under makeup, or stand-alone. (Retail price $23)

12) NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer became an instant favorite the first time I used it. This product delivers more coverage than the average tinted moisturizer, but still looks natural and “barely-there”. It’s ideal for daytime wear, or for a day at the beach! (Retail price $44)

13) Kate Somerville Exfolikate Body might be intended for all-over body use, but I also use this physical/chemical scrub on my t-zone to clear and refine pores. (Retail price $65)

These items can all be purchased from Sephora.com and many other beauty retailers. To read my individual reviews on each, click the hyperlinks above!

Some of the products mentioned above have been received as press samples in the past, but all have been re-purchased by me with my own money. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

Dr. Brandt Pores No More

Dr. Brandt Pores No More | RagingRouge.com

Dr. Brandt Pores No More

beauty blog, makeup blog, product reviews blog, beauty reviews blogMeet your complexion’s new best friend.  Dr. Brandt Pores No More is one of those products that consistently receives high reviews from beauty enthusiasts, for delivering instant gratification!  This product is applied to bare skin, before makeup application, and leaves the skin smoother and more even.  After makeup application pores and fine lines are minimized!

Dr. Brandt Pores No More Review | RagingRouge.com

Dr. Brandt Pores No More Review

Pores No More also helps mattify shiny, oily parts of the skin.  It’s sweat resistant, antibacterial, paraben-free, sulfate-free, and phthalate-free!  It’s my new “go to” before I apply makeup for a night out on the town!

Retail price is $45 per 1 oz tube.  Click HERE to read more about this product at DrBrandtSkincare.com.  Other retailers include Sephora.com and Macys.com.

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

Paula’s Choice Rosacea Skincare Kit Review

Paula's Choice STEAL:  $9  2% BHA

Paula’s Choice STEAL: $9 2% BHA

One Paula’s Choice Item 20% Off!

Press Sample, SponsoredBefore I even get into my Paula’s Choice Rosacea Skincare Kit Review, I have two serious STEALS to present to my beloved readers.  I’m now a Power Primper with the Pretty In My Pocket team, and as a result I get to share some PERKS with my readers!

Firstly, a trial size of this Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid is available for $9–with free shipping! If your pores are looking congested, this gentle best-selling liquid helps keep pores clear.  This is marked down from the usual $14 per trial size (and includes shipping), so it’s a great way to give this chemical exfoliant a try.  This product is good for all skin types.  Why?  It’s strictly a chemical exfoliant.  No harsh scrubbing or buffing is involved! CLICK HERE TO GRAB THIS TRIAL NOW! Secondly, my readers can get 20% Off any one Paula’s Choice item (plus FREE shipping) CLICK HERE to activate your promotional code, PRIMP20 !  It expires on 7/31/15 at midnight, so do not hesitate!

Paula’s Choice Rosacea Skincare Kit Review

Paula's Choice Rosacea Kit, Evening Regimen

Paula’s Choice Rosacea Kit, Evening Regimen

I can’t put my finger on the age my porcelain skin started to betray me. In my mid-20’s my skin was a special sort of alabaster, and oh how I loved it. Now I rely heavily on product to even out my skin tone, and some skincare makes my skin really FREAK OUT. You may have noticed I don’t do many skincare reviews anymore, and this is why. Unless of course, there’s a trusted brand involved.

If you’re reading this blog, there’s a strong chance you own Paula Begoun’s book, “Don’t Go To The Cosmetics Counter Without Me“.  This voluminous tome contains comprehensive liss of the pros and cons of just about every beauty product in creation, but much of this advice can now be found online. Paula’s very particular, and as a result I knew I could trust my skin to a trial of her skincare.  My experience kicked off with a skincare consultation on the phone.  I thought this special treatment was because I am a blogger, but nope.  EVERYONE can get a consultation all you need to do is call 800-831-4088, and a consultant will ask you questions that will lead to the purchase of skincare appropriate for you. CLICK HERE to take a peek at the different skincare kits available!

Paula's Choice Skin Recovery Rosacea Kit Review, Paula's Choice Skin Recovery Rosacea Kit Sale

Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Rosacea Kit

For me?  Well, I can use anti-aging ingredients as much as the next gal, but my primary skin concerns are dryness and Rosacea.  Luckily for me, Paula’s Choice has an entire skincare regimen for those with dry, irritable skin like mine.  The “Rosacea Kit” also known as the “Skin Recovery Kit” can be purchased in a bundle of full-sized product for $99 right now (marked down from $119).  The products included in this kit are shown above.  ALL of these are full sized products, making this a crazy steal of a deal!  They aren’t just a deal, they are incredibly soothing and effective.  My skin feels wonderful after using these products for a few weeks, and the pores on my nose (normally quite congested) haven’t looked this clear in years!  I’m very pleased.

Paula's Choice Resist Products

Paula’s Choice Resist Products

Paula’s Choice Resist products amp up your skincare experience.  Resist Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum adds some additional anti-aging muscle to your evening skincare routine.  Resist Youth-Extending Daily Mattifying Fluid is an anti-aging daytime lotion that boasts an SPF 50 and doesn’t leave the skin looking slick.

There’s more to love about Paula’s Choice Skincare!  If you try the skincare lineup and aren’t satisfied, there’s a 100% money back guarantee within 60 days of your purchase.  Paula’s Choice Skincare items are dye-free, fragrance-free, and cruelty-free.

Paula's Choice Blush It On Contour Palette

Paula’s Choice Blush It On Contour Palette

Paula's Choice Blush It On Contour Palette

Paula’s Choice Blush It On Contour Palette

Paula's Choice Blush It On Contour Swatches

Paula’s Choice Blush It On Contour Swatches

If you’re trying to figure out how to use that promo code I provided, but don’t want to take the skincare plunge, don’t forget Paula’s Choice also has a terrific lineup of color cosmetics! The Blush It On Contour Palette is brand new, retails for $36, and contains shades for blushing, bronzing, and highlighting. What fun you can have, playing with this palette!

CLICK HERE to shop Paula’s Choice products online!  It expires on 7/31/15 at midnight, so do not hesitate!

Power Primper Pride!

Power Primper Pride!

Also, if you love beauty–and shop for it frequently–download the PRIMP app for your iPhone or your Android device!  You can rate items you’ve tried, see what others are saying about the latest products, and read the advice of beauty gurus including me!

The product in this review was a press sample, and this post has been sponsored by Pretty In My Pocket (aka PRIMP). Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

Algenist Genius Anti-Aging Cream Review

Algenist Genius Anti-Aging Cream Review

Algenist Genius Anti-Aging Cream Review

Press SampleI’ve been gun-shy about testing skincare products lately.  My poor skin has had enough, and is allergic to so many things these days!  I’m always happy to test-drive products by my new favorite–Algenist–as I’ve never had anything but a great experience with this brand.

New on the Algenist scene is their Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Cream.  Similar to their other anti-aging product, Genius contains alguronic acid, an antiaging incredient derived from microalgae, combined with their new skin-nourishing microalgae oil. [Read more…]

NARS Instant Line Pore Perfector

NARS Instant Line Pore Perfector

NARS Instant Line Pore Perfector

Press SampleIt is a sad state of affairs, but now that I am in my 40s, I am certainly happy to have products like the new NARS Instant Line Pore Perfector at my disposal.  Unlike some pore-minimizing products that come in the form of a thick lotion, the clear crayon format of this new NARS product allows precise application only exactly where needed.  It literally couldn’t be easier to use, simply run the slender tip along the lines you are trying to hide, allow the product to set, and then apply your makeup as usual!

NARS Instant Line Pore Perfector

NARS Instant Line Pore Perfector

This product contains hyaluronic acid to gently plump the area to fill lines, and also contains antioxidants Vitamins A, C and E.

Retail price is $28.

Click HERE to buy it at NARSCosmetics.com. Other retailers include Nordstrom, Saks, Macys, Neiman Marcus, and Bloomingdales.

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