Think BEautifully

Makeup, life, and random thoughts

Super Secret Smart Savvy Sale! May 9, 2011

Filed under: Bare Escentuals,BareMinerals,Beauty.com,Makeup,Sephora,Shopping — winebratsf @ 7:13 pm
Holy moley! It's that time of year I guess.  Did you know, ebates is having a bday special!
Places like Sephora and Philosophy and Beauty.com are 12% cash back right now!  That's right, your own personal sale!



If you don't know what ebates is all about, just check it out.  No risk to read, right/
You can stack that with a 20% sale Beauty.com is having or use a Sephora coupon if you have one.  Get bare escentuals, tarte, philosophy, more!

With all the newness at Sephora, why not save a few smackers and order it online.

     

 

It’s a Philosophy silly! April 8, 2011

Filed under: Philosophy,QVC,Shopping,Skin Care — thinkbeautifully1 @ 11:22 pm
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philosophy tsv 4/16/2011

I’ve always had fairly decent skin.  I really didn’t take care of it much, and never really had too many problems.  Until recently that is.  As I age, and as I’ve gone off the hormonal roller coast that is The Pill (shriek!  Horror!) I’ve had some nasty side effects like patchy, dry, scaly skin along with an oil slick for a nose.

In steps philosophy, the skin care line that was developed for dermatologists.  My first product was Hope in a Jar last year, which i love, and I recently purchased the Miracle Worker set from Beauty.com after watching a presentation on QVC.  WOWZAH!  After using this set a few times a week for a month, I really see a difference in my skin.  The dry flaky patches are gone, and the overall texture has improved.  So much so, that I recently bought the next step:  the microdelivery peel pads.  These are like mini peels in a pad that refresh and renew your skin.  I’ve only used them once, so stay tuned on that front…

Why am I telling you this?  Well because philosophy is having a Today’s Special Value on QVC this month.  The set includes said Miracle Worker retanoid pads, Miracle Worker Eye Cream, Miracle Worker Eye Cream, and Miracle Worker Day Cream.  All of this for $96.18.  Since I paid $110 for a set that only had the pads on philosophy.com (which comes with a solution you pour over them), the Miracle Worker Concentrate and the regular Miracle Worker moisturizer (not the spf 55 one this kit has) you are getting the eye cream for free and a bit of a boosted moisturizer.  This is a GREAT deal!  I am going to take advantage of it, even though I still have plenty of my kit left because ti’s a great value.  It’s also available on Sleazy Easy Pay which allows to spread the cost over a few months.  If you’re really in love, you can get it on Auto Delivery, so you only pay shipping on the first order (although I’m not sure about this because my other A-D do charge shipping…ah well).

To order now on presale:

A216295 one time only

A216610 auto delivery

There will be new numbers on the day of the presentation

 

I like you! I really really do! March 15, 2011

Not be outdone by the ULTA gift, Bare Escentuals has a great “LIKE US” contest right now on Facebook.  They’re giving away 1000 sets of the Naturally Luminous 30 day trial set, which includes:

I have been using the cleanser and the Moisturizer for Dry Skin, and so far I love the way it feels.  I entered too, because I haven’t tried the eye treatment or the Combo Skin moisturizer!

 

ULTA is the Ultimate!

Filed under: Bare Escentuals,BareMinerals,Shopping,Skin Care,Ulta — thinkbeautifully1 @ 6:25 pm
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So, I get about a zillion emails everyday, and several are from makeup companies with the latest trends.

Today, I received this from ULTA, as a part of their 21 Days fo Beauty campaign:

 

 

I already use the skincare from Bare Escentuals, and LOVE it, but I’m tempted to order a backup stash, to get my free lippie!  PS if you sign up for the emails you periodically get discounts, and mine came with a $10 off coupon.

 

You’re such a Tarte! March 12, 2011

Filed under: Foundation,Makeup,QVC,Shopping,Skin Care — thinkbeautifully1 @ 5:05 pm
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Just a little follow up on my Tarte foundation review.  As previously reviewed, I loved the TSV, except the Tarte Amazonian Clay Balancing Foundation SPF 15.  I felt that it was too heavy, and too chalky for my skin, and that it might be sucking the moisture out of it.

Kaolin (Amazonian) Clay is a layered silicate mineral, and is known to have a low shrink – swell capacity.  Basically, it won’t absorb or excrete water.

Long story short, I’ve been using a new moisture pack, in the form of Argan oil.  I bought a no name version from Overstock a while a go to see how I like it.  It SAYS it authentic, so I suppose I belive them.  This oil has been wonderful in making my elbows smooth, moisturizing my dry hands, and yes – helping my dry patches on my face.  I started out using it just on the dry patches, but for the last few nights, I used it all over my face.  It absorbs quickly, and isn’t greasy.  Argan oil, from Morrocco, is exceptionally rich in vitamin E and phenols, which are fantastic for your skin.  It’s traditionally been used as a treatment for skin diseases as well.  After several nights using this as an all over moisture pack, my face is much better.  The dry spots are still there, but they are disappearing.

So today, I tried the Tarte foundation again.  I used a few dots all over my face, and blended with my finger, following up with the fabulous brush in the kit.  I have to tell you, the effect is TOTALLY different and I might actually like this foundation now, particularly in the summer when I’m more oily!  it’s definitely more of a full coverage, and I wouldn’t put very much on your dry spots.  But it’s growing on me.

Tarrte Amazonian Clay Blanacing Fondation

Argan oil (any brand, as long as it’s authentic)

Next up in my Foundation Series:

Josie Maran Matchmaker Argan Serum Foundation