January 28, 2015

Product I'm Using Now: The Body Shop Coconut Beautifying Oil

As I was getting ready for bed tonight, I decided to moisturize my skin with one of my tried and true favorites, The Body Shop Coconut Beautifying Oil, and it got me thinking that I should be sharing these favorite products with you!
I originally bought this because of the scent. I love anything coconut scented and this one is especially delicious because it's a pure, sweet, nutty coconut...not suntan lotion or Pina Colada like a lot of other coconut scented products are. I tried some in the store (this was 4 or 5 years ago), then walked around the mall for a while and couldn't stop sniffing my arm. So I went back and bought it and have continued to buy it ever since.

January 27, 2015

New Makeup Revolution Palettes, Lip Lava and Highlighting Palettes!

Makeup Revolution is constantly launching new products...so much that I can barely keep up with them! Even though this UK brand is only online so far and I've been basically ordering blindly, I haven't received one thing I didn't like yet! The quality is just amazing for the price and though the shipping costs are a little high, I usually wait and order a few things at once so I'm not ordering that frequently.
I just placed an order last week that arrived yesterday and now there are new products out that I really wish I had added to my order! Sigh...next time.

Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Cat Eye Mascara Review

Several weeks ago, I spotted the new Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Cat Eye Mascara at Ulta for $9.99 (with a $2 off coupon right on the package that I forgot to use). Like most Physicians Formula products, this one makes quite a few claims and some of them are kind of...interesting.  Let's take a look!

First, this mascara claims to be a highly-pigmented, carbon black formula that gives you full, dramatic, extremely black lashes to perfectly compliment a cat eye look. It also claims to be long-wearing up to 24 hours. After that, the claims get a little weird...

This formula is infused with the scent of warm vanilla and pheremone-mimicking ingredients like Androstadienone, Cocoa Extract ("the love chemical") and Horny Goatweed for sexy and seductive lashes. I had to look up Androstadienone because I had no idea what it was, and it turns out that it's a pheremone secreted by men in their sweat (eww) that can elevate a woman's mood, alleviate PMS, and increase intimacy, comfort and caring feelings. Hmm...interesting.

Get the $85 Smashbox Smoke & Mirrors Set for $15!

I just wanted to let you guys know about a really great deal going on right now at Hautelook.  The Smashbox Smoke & Mirrors Set ($85) is currently only $15 (yes, you read that right!).  Here's what's included:

Waterproof Shadow Liner in Luminous Fig (0.09 oz): Stay-put shadow and longwearing liner in one- there's even a built-in smudger! Give eyes soft definition wherever, whenever with this travel-friendly, mistake-proof shadow liner. The creamy, waterproof formula glides on effortlessly for lasting look possibilities.
- Color: Luminous Fig (brown)
- Totally waterproof, crease-resistant formula
- Smudge as a liner or blend as a shadow for allover, long-wearing color
- Light reflecting pearls give high drama color and shimmer, while emollients create a silky, creamy texture

 Smokebox Photo Op Eye Shadow Palette (0.16 oz): Our iconic smoky palette has a new look! It now includes a double-ended brush and fresh new shades of our Photo Op Eye Shadows for creating the ultimate smoldering eye looks.
- Colors: Alabaster (matte bisque), Thunder (shimmery smokey grey), Blackout (matte jet black), Roast (reddish brown with gold flecks), Black Currant (suede/matte-matte plum), Seafoam (sheen-soft mint).
 O Gloss in Gold (0.34 fl oz): A lip gloss that turns lips your own perfect shade of peach. This "intuitive" gloss is formulated to go from gold to gilded peach, transforming your lips with a gorgeous hue. Packed with Smashbox's exclusive micro-circulating Goji Berry-C Complex(TM), ginkgo biloba, pomegranate seed antioxidants, revitalizing marine botanicals, and moisturizing avocado oil, this gloss is sure to make your lips look extra lustrous. 

This deal is only available at Hautelook.com until tomorrow, so head over to Haute Look before they're gone! 

January 26, 2015

Wet N Wild Fergie Centerstage Around The Clock Blush Review and Swatches

Fergie's new Centerstage Collection from Wet N Wild is just hitting Walgreens stores (I had so much trouble finding it and had to visit 6 different Walgreens!) and a few days ago, I reviewed the new eyeshadow palette from the line (see that post here).  It was really impressive and made me excited to try the other products in the line.  When I first saw these new Around the Clock blushes ($4.99), I had to have them...the shades looked very "Nars" to me.  There are three shades in all, but one of them (Brush With Brilliance) was out of stock, which bummed me out because it looks like it could be a Nars Orgasm dupe.  

Brush with Destiny & Brush with Danger
These blushes claim to last up to 10 hours and deliver vivid, ultra-pigmented color.  I found them to be super soft and silky and easy to work with.  Actually, I had to tap my blush brush to remove some color because it picked up a ton of it on the first swipe.

January 25, 2015

Sephora Coupon Codes plus 8% Cash Back!

This week is luxury week on one of my favorite money-saving sites, Ebates! That means luxury retailers are double the cash back until 1/26.
If you've never used Ebates, it's really simple. Just sign up for a free account and then every time you want to shop online, go to Ebates first, find the store you want to shop at, and follow their link to the retailer so they can track your purchase and give you cash back.  If you do a lot of online shopping, it really adds up!  When I first joined, I kept forgetting to go there first and I'm kicking myself because I shop online so much, I really missed out.  They have pretty much every store you could think of and they'll either mail you a check or send the money to your Paypal account.

So not only are they giving you back 8% of what you spend at Sephora in cash, but they're also offering Sephora coupon codes I'd wanted to share with you:

Get a Free Deluxe Mini Cleanser with any $25+ order.

Free Clinique Smart Custom Repair Serum Deluxe Sample with $25+ order

Choice of Free Deluxe Mini Samples with $25+ Order- 

Free Skincare Sample Bag with $25+ Order-

Free Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Oil Deluxe Mini with $25+ Order-

Free Deluxe Sample with any $25 Order-

These are in addition to the normal 3 free samples you always get with every order!

So if you have any shopping to do at Sephora, take advantage and get 8% back in cash!  Or, if you do a lot of online shopping anyway, definitely check out Ebates here!  Sometimes I actually order online vs. going to the store just so I can get the cash back.  It's like shopping with a coupon all the time.
Do you use Ebates?  Do you save a lot with them?

Bioderma Cleansing Micellar Water is Coming to the US!

A few weeks ago, I reviewed Simple Skincare's new Micellar Water, a non-rinse cleansing water (see my post here). Micellar waters have been huge in Europe and Canada for years and the most popular brand is Bioderma. Several readers told me that they travel to Canada to get it or have to pay high international shipping costs when ordering online.

Well I have good news! Bioderma is coming to the US and will be available soon on the Beautylish site!
Currently, you can head over to their site and enter your email address here to be notified when it becomes available. Yay!