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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.

Pinkfetti, Ultra Chi Flat Iron

Pinkfetti, Ultra Chi Flat Iron

Pinkfetti, Ultra Chi Flat Iron

beauty blog, makeup blog, product reviews blog, beauty reviews blogI’m willing to bet that many of you had no idea a styling tool could be so festive! This “Pinkfetti” Chi Flat Iron puts you in a party mood before you even use it! Part of the Ultra Chi Holiday Glamfetti Collection, eight different festive colors and textures are available for gift giving.

Pinkfetti, Ultra Chi Flat Iron

Pinkfetti, Ultra Chi Flat Iron

Pinkfetti, Ultra Chi Flat Iron

Pinkfetti, Ultra Chi Flat Iron

Pinkfetti, Ultra Chi Flat Iron

Pinkfetti, Ultra Chi Flat Iron

These vivid colors are an Ulta exclusive this holiday season, but the technology is the same tried-and-true high performance that you expect from the Chi brand.  These irons feature 1″ tourmaline ceramic plates that glide over the hair and leave it smooth and sleek.  Don’t forget that with a little practice, you can also use the Ultra Chi to create those long, loose waves you’ve been seeing everywhere!

Retail price is $99.95.  The iron also comes with a sweet little tote bag!

Click HERE to shop Ulta!

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

A Spa Day At Home With Conair

True Glow by Conair, Sonic Skincare Solution

True Glow by Conair, Sonic Skincare Solution

Press Sample, SponsoredI understand the summertime dilemma more than you know. When you’re a Stay At Home Mom, summertime means NO BREAK. Those blowouts you love to get as a treat now and then? GONE. The facial you indulge in, and desperately need? NO TIME. When you’re a Mom with children at home, it’s a combination of work and play until they finally fall asleep at night.

What you might have time to squeeze in, however, is a home spa treatment! I’m going to show you how you can enjoy some spa-quality results at home simply using Conair products!  More specifically, the Infiniti Pro 3Q Styling Tool and the True Glow Sonic Skincare Solution!

Conair and I go WAY back. I’ve been using their hair care products for a good 30 years. Back in the 80s, I even relied on Conair to make my bedroom phone fashionable (I bought countless colors, and swapped them out depending on my mood).  I’ve always been a fan of the brand, so I’m excited to bring their latest and greatest personal care tools to your attention!

True Glow Sonic Skincare Solution

First things first: The FACIAL! If you’re like me, using sunblock more regularly means more congested pores! It’s the price you pay to protect your skin from the sun.

True Glow by Conair, What's In The Box?

True Glow by Conair, What’s In The Box?

The True Glow Sonic Skincare Solution Facial Brush by Conair is just what you need to get a deep cleanse, and keep those pores clear!  This dermatologist-tested sonic cleansing device comes with what you see above:  a cradle for the device to rest in while charging, a charging cord, the adorable pink True Glow Facial Brush, and TWO  brush heads (one for the body, and one for the face).

True Glow by Conair, Speed Settings

True Glow by Conair, Speed Settings

The True Glow brush cleanses skin at 300 oscillations per second!  Trust me, you can’t replicate that action with a washcloth!  The device has three speeds as you can see above: low, medium, and high.

The True Glow By Conair In Action!

The True Glow By Conair In Action!

Here I am, fresh out of the shower, using the True Glow to cleanse my skin!  You don’t need to exit the shower to use this tool, it’s waterproof and safe to use while you shower!  Generally speaking, I’ll be using this device while in the shower, to maximize the relaxation factor!

To use the tool, apply your favorite cleanser to damp skin.  Then turn the brush on, and select your speed.  I chose “low” to keep my sensitive skin calm.  Gently glide the brush over the skin in a slow circular motion.  No need to apply pressure!  The brush only needs to be in contact with the skin.

The instruction manual shows how the device is designed to be used to cleanse 6 sections of your face.  Each time the True Glow beeps, you’ll move the brush location to another section.  This ensures you don’t miss a spot, or overly linger in one area.

The body brush is much more coarse, and will be a great tool to help me deal with my ultra-dry skin this summer!

After use on my face, my sensitive skin was just fine!  I was concerned that it might be too aggressive for me, but I can happily report that it was not.

The True Glow can be found in many mass retail and drugstores near you, or you can Click HERE to see where to buy!  Average retail price is a mere $79.99.  Not bad considering the price of other sonic cleaning tools!

Infiniti Pro by Conair 3Q Styling Tool

3Q Styling Tool

Infiniti Pro By Conair, 3Q Styling Tool

Now to cover that blowout you covet! The Infiniti Pro by Conair 3Q Styling Tool is plain old good looking!

Infiniti Pro By Conair, 3Q Styling Tool Review

Infiniti Pro By Conair, 3Q Styling Tool Review

I’m loving the silver style of this product, and the fact that it’s lightweight helps too!  This dryer features a brushless motor technology that increases the dryer life to a whopping 5,000 hours!  That’s a lot of dry time, considering some other AC motor hair dryers only last for 500 hours of use!

3Q Styling Tool Attachments

3Q Styling Tool Attachments

3Q Styling Tool Heat Settings

3Q Styling Tool Heat Settings

I’m going to confess, last summer I barely ever used a hairdryer. Why? I live in the desert, where low temperatures each day are still in the 90s, and highs are in the 100-teens. Even with the air conditioner on, it is not remotely tempting to point a blast of hot air at my head! So here’s something we desert-dwellers will love. The Conair 3Q Dryer uses a lower temperature and faster airflow to minimize heat damage (and keep the user cooler while drying)!

Using The Infiniti Pro by Conair 3Q Styling Tool

Using The Infiniti Pro by Conair 3Q Styling Tool

I have naturally curly, frizzy hair. This hairdryer was able to deliver a smooth blowout quickly, and at a much lower heat than the dryer I’ve been using every day.  The device was noticeably quieter the second I turned it on.  I expected this would mean longer dry time, but no!  I was able to dry my hair as fast as normal, in a quieter, lower-heat environment.

#ConairDoItYourSELFIE

My #ConairDoItYourSELFIE

The Conair 3Q Styling Tool can be purchased in major mass retailer and drugstores. Average retail price is $199.99. Click HERE for more information on where to buy.

Before I bring this post to a close, I want to let you know that Conair will be launching their DoItYourSELFIE photo sweepstakes on June 8, 2015!  Entering is so simple!  Simply take a selfie while you use your Conair 3Q or share an “after” photo of yourself.  Tag is with the #ConairDoItYourSELFIEsweeps hashtag, and you’ll be entered to win!  Five winners will be randomly selected on 7/2/15! Click HERE to enter (and good luck to you)!

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For more information about Conair’s full line of styling and skincare products, visit Conair at www.conair.com, and follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram for great beauty tips, tricks, and giveaways!

This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links. I received the Infiniti Pro by Conair 3Q Styling Tool and the True Glow by Conair Sonic Skincare Solution for my own personal use. All opinions, text and experiences are my own.  Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

Diamond Flat Iron

Diamond Flat Iron, Irresistible Me, #flatiron #stylingiron #bblogger #beauty

Diamond Flat Iron, Irresistible Me

Diamond Flat Iron, Irresistible Me, #flatiron #stylingiron #bblogger #beauty

Diamond Flat Iron, Irresistible Me

Diamond Flat Iron, Irresistible Me, #flatiron #stylingiron #bblogger #beauty

Diamond Flat Iron, Irresistible Me

Press SampleIt has been quite some time since I last reviewed a flat iron. I’m so excited to introduce you all to the Diamond Flat Iron from Irresistible Me, because it is truly amazing!

First, check out the look of it. This iron is a glorious sports-car red, which is so appealing! It comes housed in a sturdy box that can also act as storage for your precious flat iron when it’s not in use.

Diamond Flat Iron, Irresistible Me, #flatiron #stylingiron #bblogger #beauty

Diamond Flat Iron, Irresistible Me

Diamond Flat Iron, Irresistible Me, #flatiron #stylingiron #bblogger #beauty

Diamond Flat Iron, Irresistible Me

To use the Diamond Hair Styler, you first hold down the “on” button (the large black button at the right in the photo above) located between the flat plates until the green temperature gauge lights illuminate. Then use the arrow buttons to increase or decrease the temperature.  The screen will tell you what the current temperature setting is, and the green light bar will increase/decrease based on the temperature setting.

Pro-Tip: Start at a low temperature to style bangs or thinner areas, then increase the temp for all-over styling.

Diamond Flat Iron, Irresistible Me, #flatiron #stylingiron #bblogger #beauty

Diamond Flat Iron, Irresistible Me

Diamond Flat Iron, Irresistible Me, #flatiron #stylingiron #bblogger #beauty

Diamond Flat Iron, Irresistible Me

This iron heats up fast and furious, and positively glides over the hair. This styling tool isn’t just named “Diamond”, the ceramic plates are coated with crushed diamond particles mixed with tourmaline to protect your hair from heat damage. It’s easy to use, and a luxe experience from start to finish!

Other product features include a cord that swivels so it won’t tangle as you’re styling, an auto shut off feature with a 30 minute timer, a temperature that can go up to 450 (straightening even the thickest hair).

Regular retail price is $149, but currently Irresistible Me is hosting a Winter 20% off Sitewide Sale, so the new price is $119.20!

Click HERE to buy the Diamond Hair Styler from Irresistible Me!

The makeup brushes featured in this review were a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

Scunchi

Scunci U Got This Hair Ties

Scunci U Got This Hair Ties

Press SampleI buy and rebuy these fabulous knotted ponlytailers by Scunci. They are such a simple, sleek way to create a ponytail, and this little bitty set from Scunci offers 6 hair ties in varying colors and prints to complement your style.

Scunci U Got This Hair Ties

Scunci U Got This Hair Ties

The 80s girl in me can’t help but smile at the fact that Scunci is still big when it comes to hair accessories.  I owned a million “Scuncis” back in my teens, when the brand was synonymous with a large, colorful, scrunched up elastic fabric to tie back a ponytail.  My favorite color Scunci, circa 1988?  Red (rouge), or course!

Scunci products can be found in Walmart, Duane Reade, and CVS stores.  Price varies.

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