Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Target Summer Beauty Bag

Head over to Target's Facebook page and try and nab yourself Target's Summer Beauty Bag.  I've gotten a couple bags from Target.  They usually come with a few (four-five) nice sized samples of brand named products.  The server can be very s-l-o-w, so have some patience. 

Friday, May 4, 2012

Burt's Bees Lip Shimmers Coupon

Head over to Burt's Bees Facebook page to get yourself a coupon for $1.50 off two Lip Shimmers!  They come in 12 shades - I have Cocoa.  I like the formulation as I am a lipstick girl (gee, didya know that?) and while this is a balm not a lipstick, you can definitely see the color (at least with Cocoa) - it's not so sheer that you wonder why you didn't just buy a plain ol' Chapstick.  I think it will be great for summer, at the beach or a pool party when you don't want to be entirely barefaced (except for sunscreen, of course.  That should go without saying) but don't want that "she's wearing makeup at the beach!!" look, either.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Bare Escentuals & QVC - TODAY

Check out this great deal from QVC: you can order today, before it airs, their Today's Special Value for August 1st!! That's when BARE ESCENTUALS appears for 3 segments throughout the day. It's is a BARE ESCENTUALS 6-piece starter kit for under $33!! It's called the bareMinerals Makeup Revolution Starter Kit and it'll only set you back a mere $32.92 (plus, shipping & handling, of course, and tax, if applicable to your state - gotta get the fine print in).

  • 0.06 oz bareMinerals SPF Foundation in Fair, Fairly Light, Light, Medium Beige, Medium, Medium Tan, Tan, Dark, or Golden Deep; choose shade based on your skin tone
  • 0.02 oz Bisque Multitasking Concealer in Original, Summer, Honey, Dark, or Deep based on your foundation choice
  • 0.05 oz Mineral Veil in Original or Tinted based on your foundation choice
  • 0.08 oz Mini Sugar Cookie Natural Lip Gloss (pink peach)
  • Maximum Coverage Concealer Brush
  • Flawless Application Face Brush
  • Application tips brochure

Friday, July 17, 2009

Kathie Lee's Favorite Things

On Friday mornings, during the fourth (yes, fourth!!) hour of the TODAY show, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb start the hour with a little show and tell. They each bring out a few of their favorite things ranging from snackfoods to alcoholic beverages (lots) to beauty products. Love that they share some of their favorite beauty goodies - kinda like looking inside their makeup bag, and don't you love to get a peek inside someone's makeup bag, hoping to discover a secret potion or find out what that perfect lip color is? Anyhoo...this morning KLG shared a product that I own and think is great, particularly for summer. Nothing fancy or expensive - CLEAN & CLEAR Oil-Absorbing Sheets. These are blotting papers that feel like little rubbery sheets, not the powder covered paper ones most people are used to. They really suck the oil right off your face (as Hoda saw, and didn't particularly enjoy witnessing, when KLG blotted and the sheet came back oil-slicked). They come in 50 sheets to a pack and the pack is very small and slender - perfect to fit in your purse and keep on hand to get rid of any shine. And at around $5.49, it's a bargain!

Thanks, Kathie Lee!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Keeping Secrets

Overheard in the haircare aisle at Target, where I was getting my awesome Elnett:

Couple, early 30's

GUY: Who are you getting that haircolor for? You?

GIRL: (quietly, sheepishy): Uh-huh.

GUY: But isn't that your natural haircolor?

GIRL: Well...it's almost my natural haircolor!

Shhhhhh-- what beauty secrets, routines or procedures do you keep a secret from your significant other? Don't worry - I won't tell. It'll be our little secret!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

NIVEA Touch of Sparkle FREE Sample

Hey - head over to WALMART.com and get your free sample of NIVEA Touch of Sparkle Cream Oil Body Wash. According to Nivea, the sparkle comes from a touch of diamond powder. Oooh, fancy, huh? Sounds great for summer!

Also, Walmart.com continually offers new samples, so keep checking back to see what else you can try for free.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

SEPHORA Blog: STILA SUMMER GIVEAWAY! Over $400 worth of product.

Had to let you in on this great summer product giveaway! The SEPHORA blog - Beauty and the Blog - is having a giveaway of a basket filled with over $400 worth of STILA products including:

Enter by leaving a comment with a summer sun mishap (hopefully you won't have one. I had a few, unfortunately!), and leave your e-mail. They didn't list an end-date, so get over there ASAP to enter by clicking on the link below. Good luck, and thanks to our friends at Sephora!!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

DOVE Winners!

Thanks so much to all that entered and shared their favorite summer beauty products (several of which I am dying to try!!). I wish there could be more than 2 winners, but the winners tonight are:

Congratulations, Ladies!!!

I've sent you both e-mail requesting your mailing address so DOVE can send your prize to you!

Thanks to all who entered, and I hope you all will come back and visit! I will have more giveaways this summer!

Friday, June 26, 2009

DOVE Giveaway!!!

On May 1st, I wrote about the new DOVE Ultimately Visibly Smooth Wild Rose Anti-Perspiring/Deodorant (click here to read). Well, it's been almost 8 weeks since I started using it, and I'm happy to say that overall I'm really pleased with this new deodorant. It has made the hair softer and, surprisingly, I did notice that my underarms do look better and smoother. I've always had issues with that, because as someone who is pale but has dark hair, even when freshly shaven my underarms still didn't look quite hair-free (this was particularly angst-inspiring during my teenage years). But the other day I noticed my underarms looked really good and didn't have the pit-version of the five o'clock shadow going on. Yay!

DOVE wanted to give you the chance to try this new product (if you haven't already!) and is going to give 2 lucky readers a full-size DOVE Ultimately Smooth Wild-Rose Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant, along with coupons for $2 off future purchases of Ultimately Smooth - enough for you to share with your girlfriends. All you have to do is leave a comment for this post telling me what summer beauty product you Can't Live Without, and I will pick 2 winners at random on Tuesday, June 30th, @ 9pm EDT. You'll need to leave an e-mail address so I can contact you so I can get your mailing address to forward to DOVE.

Once again, here are the rules to win:

1) Leave a comment on this entry by Tuesday, June 30th@ 12 midnight (EDT)
2) Include your e-mail address and your favorite summer beauty product
3) One comment per person
4) U.S. residents only

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Victoria's Secret Semi-Annual Sale

It's not just bras and panties that are marked down. Check it - makeup and other beauty products on sale for 75% off!! That is one secret I cannot keep! I wasn't planning on stopping in, but had to stop at the mall today to shop for a Father's Day gift for my hubby from our 4 year-old (another gift, actually, to go with the Elmo t-shirt we got for him last week. So cute!). But then I saw the sign for the Semi-Annual Sale and it said makeup on it, so into the store I went. I could have bought more, but I had a hungry child with me, though she did enjoy looking at all the pretty colors of body lotion and shower gels, so that kept her occupied,oh, for about 5 minutes. Anyway, I managed to score 4 products for $12.50. Sweet. And that included 2 - that's right - 2 full-size Very Sexy lipsticks. Uh huh. I also bought Bare Bronze Self Tanning Body Spray with Buriti Oil and an Everything Refresher Spray. The Bare Bronze was the splurge at $4.50. I am digging the Bare Bronze because I'm already seeing some color, which I desperately need, and it does not have that odd, immediately recognizable self-tanner smell. It does have a scent, and I can't say I love it, but you might. It's not offensive, but it's more perfumey than I like in a scent, but again, I don't think it's a giveaway that you just applied self-tanner. My store had plenty of makeup on sale, I just didn't have the time to open all the little boxes to see what was inside, though I did see eyeshadows, nail polish, lip glaze, plus the normal body lotions, etc., and more.

Happy 75% -off Shopping!!