Thursday, December 27, 2012

Brand 14: Rx Systems

Rx Systems is another brand that I go way back with.  I started using their products when I was working at a salon about 8 years ago.  I have those lovely little bumps on my upper arms and, one of the aestheticians advised me to give the Rx Systems Reparative Body Wash a try.  I did, and boy was I impressed.  It worked better for me than anything else I had ever used.  Since I loved the wash so much, I also began using the Rx Systems Reparative Body Cream in conjunction with the wash.  The results?  Even better so I was obviously hooked.

Rx Systems is a comprehensive product line that offers products not only for skin, but for hair as well.  I love the fact that the categories and products are easily divided up making it a breeze to select the product you actually need.

If you are looking for a new anti-aging line, then definitely check out this brand.  They offer a unique, customized blend of glycolic and alpha lipoic acids called the Glypoic Complex.  This fabulous combo provides you with the benefits of glycolic (removal of dead/damaged skin to reveal new brilliant skin) and the benefits of alpha lipoic which is not only required for new cell growth, but also assists with cell metabolism.  The alpha lipoic acid will actually attack free radicals that damage normal cell division and collagen formation and makes them inactive. This allows for even better and faster results!  This is a product where you will continue to see improvements the longer you use the products.

The product that is on my wish list this year is the Rx Systems Rejuvenating Facial Firming Mask.  This product is loaded with collagen, for that youthful radiance we are all trying to regain and will also moisturize while tightening to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.  What more could I ask for in a product?  (Hopefully I will get it for Christmas so I can review it for you guys!)

If you are wanting to give the Rx Systems products a try, then they offer spectacular trial kits including the Rx Systems Anti-Aging Skin Care System and the Rx Systems Acne Control Clear Skin System.  The anti-aging kit includes a Reparative Cleanser, Reparative Cream, and a Facial Moisturizer with SPF 30.    The acne kit includes a Acne Control Cleanser, Acne Control Lotion, and an Acne Spot Treatment.  Both ot these kits are smaller sizes so they are perfect for a trial use and reasonably priced at just under $40.  They are also great starter kits for those uncertain of what products they need.

Rx Systems is one of our featured brands this week during our 12 Brands of Christmas promo.  We will be giving away 3 kits...that's right...3 kits!  Two anti-aging and one acne (exact same kits described above).

Wanna win?  Just follow us on Facebook for details, FREE samples, FREE professional advice, and more!

It's hard to believe, but Rx Systems is our last brand during our 12 Brands of Christmas promo.  We have given away thousands in GRAND prizes and have loved providing so many of you with professional, personalized skin care recommendations.  Remember, if you have any questions or concerns with any of our recommendations, samples, or products that we are always available and happy to assist.

Until next time.....stay tuned and stay beautiful! 

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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Brand 13 : iS Clinical

If you have been following our blog for awhile, you already know how much I LOVE iS Clinical.  My husband and I both use several of their products weekly and are obsessed with iS Clinical Active Serum.  It's an amazing three-in-one product that treats acne, aging, and redness.  I could go on more....but since I have blogged about it so many times previously, I will stop myself.

Another fave is the iS Cosmeceuticals Extreme Protect.  This is an amazing sunscreen and perfect for everyone especially those who may be more prone to skin cancer.  This sunscreen actually protects and repairs collagen and cell DNA making it truly unique.  Our company representative shared a personal story of her mother who suffers with skin cancer.  She typically has to go in annually and have several areas removed.  After using this sunscreen, she hasn't had to go back in for ANY removals....and it's been well over a year.  If that doesn't speak for this product, I don't know what will!

iS Clinical Hydra Cool Serum is another favorite in our household.  It was the very first moisturizing serum I had ever used...and I'll admit, I was skeptical and pleasantly surprised.  Hydra Cool is fast absorbing and still incredibly effective.  I actually now prefer the moisturizing serums over creams...which I never thought I would say. 

You have all heard me rave about iS Clinical Youth Complex and iS Clinical Youth Eye Complex, but for those who may be reading for the first time...these are two of my all time favorite products.  I use the Youth Eye Complex daily with my Clarisonic Opal and LOVE the results.  Check out some before and after pictures here.  The Youth Complex is also equally as awesome with 97% of people seeing results within the first hour of application.  That's right....THE FIRST HOUR!

Bottom line?  iS Clinical is simply one of the best lines I have ever used.  They offer a broad range of products to treat practically every skin concern. 

This week iS Clinical is one of our featured brands for our 12 Brands of Christmas promo.  We will be giving away an iS Clinical Anti-Aging Kit which includes: Cleansing Complex, Youth Complex, Active Serum, and Sunscreen SPF 25.  This kit is valued at $315!  Wanna win?  Just follow us on Facebook for more details, giveaways, and so much more! 

Don't forget....we are also giving away a Clarisonic on our Google+ page. To enter all you need to do is start following our page. Good luck!

Until next time.....stay tuned and stay beautiful!

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Brand 12: SkinMedica

Have you been searching for a skincare brand made with all natural products that is also specifically formulated for ALL skin types?  Then your search is over and you gotta checkout SkinMedica.  SkinMedica strives to know everything about healthy skincare and is absolutely dedicated to do so. Even better?  They divide their products up so clearly that it is easy to find your perfect product!  Let's discuss just a few of their spectacular products that our staff uses and loves.

My favorite cleanser, is the SkinMedica Facial Cleanser.  It leaves my face feeling refreshed, clean, works GREAT with my Clarisonic, and it doesn't dehydrate my skin.  My husband is a foaming man....if it doesn't foam, he doesn't think its cleaning his face so his favorite is the SkinMedica Purifying Foaming Wash.  This was formally called their acne wash and is an excellent option for those suffering with acne since it will provide a deep pore cleansing with gentle exfoliation.

It's winter and so many of us struggle with finding enough moisture for our skin.  If you feel like your daily moisturizer just isn't quite cutting it and need just a little something more...or a lot...then you need to check out SkinMedica Hydrating Complex.  You use this with your regular moisturizer and apply it beforehand.  This product INSTANTLY hydrates your skin, enhances your moisturizer, and provides not only instant hydration to your skin, but also long term.  If you prefer just using one cream, then check out the SkinMedica Dermal Repair Cream.  It's an amazing cream that not only restores moisture, but also replenishes your skin with antioxidants and hyaluronic acid to help combat aging as well!

Ahh, the joys of aging and for me, it's seen around my eyes.  An option that not only hydrates my eyes but also but provides complete rejuvenation of the skin is SkinMedica TNS Eye Repair Cream.  It's one of my all time favorite eye products and that's saying alot since I have tried more than I can count!  I am 35 and can't stand the newly developed lines on my forehead and around my mouth.  I haven't resorted to botox yet, but if it continues, I might just have to....however, I am dying to try the SkinMedica TNS Line Refine.  The reviews are amazing including the one on our site that has convinced me this is my next MUST HAVE!  Definitely cheaper than botox and worth a try!

SkinMedica is our second featured brand this week during our 12 Brands of Christmas promo.  We will be giving away full sizes of the SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum, Dermal Repair, TNS Eye Repair, and a Lip Plump System.  These products are valued at over $500!  Wanna win?  Just follow us on Facebook for all the details, FREE samples, FREE professional advice, games, and so much more!

Don't forget, we are also giving away a Clarisonic Mia on our Google+ page

Until next time....stay tuned and stay beautiful!

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Brand 11: Billy Jealousy

Billy Jealousy is a newer brand to us here at beautystoredepot, but has quickly become an all time fave!  Several of our guys around the warehouse and office use their products on a daily basis and are completely hooked.  I personally love the fact that it's a complete male line including products for body, hair, shaving, and skin care.  For this blog, I interviewed several of our fellas for their favorite Billy Jealousy products and, here we go!

I started with my husband who says HANDS DOWN his favorite product is the Billy Jealousy Hot Towel Pre-Shave Treatment.  This product takes you right back to the barber shop.  He uses this product EVERY time he shaves.  He loves the fact that it adds a little bit of heat to the same old routine AND....since he has a rather thick, course beard....the heat actually helps to soften his skin and beard up a bit for a much closer and more comfortable shave.  I remember when we first brought on the line, one of the guys here in the office put some in my hand and told me to rub my hands together.  The heat generated is really impressive and unique.  Definitely unlike any product I have ever stumbled across and a keeper in both my household and my father-in-law's.

One of our warehouse guys only uses the Billy Jealousy Three-in-One Body Wash.  He says that this is his favorite body wash because it lathers fabulously, moisturizes his skin, AND he uses it as his shaving cream.  The bottle lasts him quite a while too and is only $20!  It smells oh so manly a good way!

Another staff fave is the Billy Jealousy Sucker Punch Face Scrub.  I teased the guys saying they simply like it for the name....sucker punch..hehe!  Much to my surprise, the fellas were able to give a great explanation of the product saying that "I guess it exfoliates....just makes my skin feel and look softer."  Gotta love a man's explanation for things.  This scrub has unique ingredients like Tahitian volcanic black sand, crushed walnut shells, neem extract, white and green tea extracts, and vitamins.  This unique combo penetrates the skin to remove dirt and impurities and reveal smooth, softer skin.  "Sucker Punch will give you the edge you need to go all the way, champ."

If you have a man who thinks he's too manly to use anti-aging products....then maybe he will reconsider with either Billy Jealousy About Face Anti-Aging Serum or Billy Jealousy Combat Lines Face Moisturizer.  Better yet....get them a Christmas gift that is practical AND they will love in the Billy Jealousy Shave3Some

This week Billy Jealousy is our first featured brand during our 12 Brands of Christmas promo.  We will be giving away THE HITS VOL. 1 kit including FUZZY LOGIC SHAMPOO, OCEAN FRONT BODY WASH, and HYDROPLANE SHAVE CREAM.  This kit is valued at $60....but wait, there's more!  We also have 6 2oz size products to give away too!  Wanna win?  Just follow us on Facebook for details on how to enter to win, FREE professional advice, FREE samples, games, and so much more!

FREEBIE TIME!  I have several Billy Jealousy Sample Packets to give away.  Simply follow the instructions below, respond with your email address and what number like you were for each item completed, and which fella (or yourself) will be lucky enough to try these awesome products.

  • Click here and like our Billy Jealousy product page
  • Click here and like the Hydroplane Shaving Cream
  • Click here and like the Liquidsand Facial Cleanser
  • Click here and like the White Knieght Gentle Daily Facial Cleanser
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Brand 10 : Brave Soldier

Got an active guy or gal in your life?  Then you gotta introduce them to Brave Soldier.  Brave Soldier started with the active athlete in mind.  Their products can be broken down into four sections: Skin Protection, First Aid, Skin Care, and Skin Shaving Care making finding your perfect product even easier!

There are several Brave Soldier products that are in both my car and home.  My husband and I both have Brave Soldier Crash Paks in our cars.  They have definitely come in handy with our three year old injuring herself while traveling or just on the go. They are light weight, in a water proof package, and fit perfectly in either the console or glove box of your car.  The packets include everything you need for approximately four major "booboos".  I use it as a replacement for a first aid kit....AND it's only $12!

Brave Soldier Clean Skin is an awesome facial cleanser.  It was even recently raved about by Heidi Klum.  It's simple...and the bottle last forever!  I love the fact that it's gentle, yet is also able to put some of the moisture lost throughout the day back into my skin.  This is one of the few cleansers that both my husband and I agree on!  You definitely can't argue with the price $18 for 8 ounces, it is definitely an affordable option. 

If you have a loved one who enjoys cycling or running and struggles with the joys of chaving...then a fantastic product for them is Brave Soldier Friction Zone (Silicon Skin Protectant).  The Friction Zone's unique formula is long lasting providing cyclists and runners hours of comfort even in wet weather!  It is also safe and effective for wet suits and running shoes making it a fantastic option for triathletes.  If you have a son or grandson who plays football, then this is also a great choice since it can help create a barrier and shield the skin from protective gear....especially during summer training!

Brave Soldier is one of our featured brands this week during our 12 Brands of Christmas promo.  We will be giving away a  BE BRAVE Kit including: BRAVE SHAVE, CLEAN SKIN, CODE BLUE, and a LIP DEFENDER.  This is the PERFECT gift for the beloved athlete in your life.  Wanna win?  Just follow us on Facebook for more details on how to win, FREE professional advice, samples, games, and so much more!

Don't forget....we are also giving away a Clarisonic on our Google+ page.  To enter all you need to do is start following our page and keep an eye out for the posts asking you to enter to win.  Good luck!

Until next time....stay tuned and stay beautiful!

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Brand 9: Osmosis Skincare

Osmosis - A common sense approach to skincare

Osmosistheory is about delivering nutrients to the body and skin in the most efficient way possible without causing additional inflammation.  Believing you should treat your skin not only topically but also from within, their products range from straightforward skincare such as cleansers and serums to wellness supplements.

While all Osmosis cleansers are safe for any skin type, they have different products based on your needs including Osmosis Skincare Cleanse, a gentle cleaner; Deep Clean to remove deeper impurities; and Purify Exfoliating CleanserEven using Purify twice a day, I saw no dryness or irritation and my face felt tighter and refreshed after every use.  That is definitely something I have never experienced with other exfoliating washes!

My serum of choice is the Osmosis Skincare Clarify because it targets a wide range of my skin problems.  It shrinks pores, provides protection against acne, while also hydrating, and it has a sunscreen.   I’m all for shortening my morning routine and this is a hugely effective help!  One step does it all.  Their other Treatment Serums address problem such as aging, dark spots and even rosacea.  They literally have something for every skin concern!

One of Osmosis’ greatest products I have found is Osmosis Skincare Quench.  It is an intensive hydrater that is powerful yet still so light weight AND not greasy at all.  My skin tends to go on strike in the winter and this product calms and restores hydration immediately without leaving me feeling like I need to blot my face in an hour.  Definitely loving this product!

I have recently started my husband on Osmosis Skincare Refresh PM Eye Repair Serum for his baggy, dark circles under his eyes.  He’s only been using it about a week and people have made comments that he looks healthier and more rested!  And at least with my husband, just looking like he’s getting more sleep makes him less cranky!  Thank you Osmosis!

The most unique thing Osmosis brings to the table in my mind is their use of wellness supplements in skin health.  I mean, it seems like a no-brainer that you need to heal and treat your skin not only on the surface but also from within.  They have a whole line of Harmonized H2O that help with digestive health, hair and nail strength, and the one I really want to try is the Osmosis Harmonized H2O Hangover!  I could have used this little lifesaver just a few evenings ago!

Osmosis has some great kits based on your skin type that include everything you need to get your skin healthier and looking beautiful at the same time.  Sometimes I feel like I have to sacrifice one for the other but Osmosis proves that you can do both!  Finally!

Osmosis Skincare is our first featured brand this week during our 12 Brands of Christmas promo.  We will be giving away 3 kits that include a FULL size Calm, a travel size Purify and Quench.  These kits are valued at $66.00.  In addition, we will also be giving away another single FULL size Calm and a travel size Quench and Purify.  Just watch out for the posts and additional information on how YOU CAN win on Facebook.

Don't forget....we are also giving away a Clarisonic Mia on our Google+ page.  Just become a follower and respond to the appropriate post to receive your entry.  Good luck!

Until next time....stay tuned and stay beautiful!

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Brand 8: Dermalogica

Dermalogica is one of my favorite skin care lines.  From basic essentials to targeted treatments, they offer products for every skin care need.  I could go on and on about this wonderful brand but today, I will fill you in on some of my favorites!

My hands-down, absolute favorite product is Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant.  This unique exfoliant starts as a Rice enzyme powder and is activated with water.  I typically use this in the shower so I don’t have to worry about making a mess.  I shake the product a few times into my hand, add a little water, then rub my hands together to activate it and make a paste.  For best results, our on-site aesthetician recommended that I try mixing Daily Microfoliant and water in a small dish to activate the Rice powder to its most effective potential.  Once activated, apply the product in a circular motion and massage for at least one minute.  After just one use, I remember my skin was so baby soft and actually looked brighter and more even, I couldn’t believe it.  And because the end product has a paste consistency, it wasn’t a harsh or irritating exfoliant.

The Age Smart line from Dermalogica has many great products to target and prevent aging.  Though I don’t have wrinkles yet, I’m definitely concerned with preventing them.  A product I have recently fallen in love with is the Dermalogica Age Smart SkinPerfect Primer SPF 30.  At first, I thought the mousse-like consistency and the medicinal scent were weird.  I quickly learned how amazing this primer really is.  It’s free of artificial fragrances and colors so it provides a light, natural tint and slight shimmer.  It goes on so smooth, and instantly evens out my skin tone and texture.  This is a product that I actually look forward to using every day!  It provides a little extra hydration that my dry skin needs and gives the perfect canvas for makeup.  I even let my mom borrow it and she was amazed that after one use, her usual oily skin looked like her makeup was freshly applied, even after a ten hour day.

Dermalogica also has amazing body products.  My favorite is the Dermalogica Exfoliating Body Scrub.  I feel that my dry, dull skin needs both creamy comfort and a good deep down, scrub.  This refreshing body wash provides both with exfoliating rice bran and papaya enzymes paired with essential oils that hydrate and provide a great pick-me-up – whether in your morning shower or after a long, stressful day.  It leaves my skin feeling soft, smooth and refreshed.

Bottom line:  From oily and acneic, to dry, aging, sensitive, body or shaving needs, with Dermalogica, you are sure to find something specifically for your skin concerns. 

This week Dermalogica is are second featured brand for our 12 Brands of Christmas promo.  We will be giving away an AWESOME Dermalogica AGESmart kit that includes: Skin Resurfacing Cleanser, Antioxidant Hydramist, Dynamic Skin Recovery, Multi Vitamin Power Recovery Mask, Skin Perfect Primer, Renewal Lip Complex, Multi Vitamin Power Firm, and a MAP 15 Regenerator.  This kit is valued at $400!  That's right people....$400!!  Wanna win?  Just follow us on Facebook for more details, giveaways, free professional advice, and so much more!
FREEBIE TIME!  I am loaded with Dermalogica Samples and will give away Dermalogica Sample packets to several lucky people!  All you have to do is follow the instructions below for your chance to win.
  • Click here and like our Dermalogica product page
  • Click here and like our Dermalogica AGESmart page

***For additional entries simply share us on google and twitter.  When responding, please include your number like along with what you shared, and your email address***

Don't forget....we are also giving away a Clarisonic on our Google+ page. To enter all you need to do is start following our page. Good luck!

Until next time.....stay tuned and stay beautiful!

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Brand 7: Pevonia Botanica

I have recently been introduced to Pevonia Botanica and I must say I am definitely a fan!  They provide a full skin care regimen for every skin type, even body products and a teen line.  I also love how the packaging and quality of the products makes you feel like you’re being pampered in a spa.  Today I will discuss just a few of my favorites from this amazing line.


I have dry skin, no matter what season it is.  I’m always looking for that perfect treatment to remove flaky skin, target blackheads, and brighten my overall skin tone – but, one that isn’t too harsh.  I had been hearing a lot about the Pevonia Botanica Enzyme Spherides Peeling Cream.  At first I thought a peeling cream?  That sounds pretty tough...but I gave it a go.  I love how thick and creamy it really is.  I followed the directions precisely, remembering to massage it in – this activates the enzymes.  After using the cream, my cheeks slightly burned (common with a peel).  So if your skin is quite sensitive, you may want to avoid this one.  After my first use, I could definitely see results the next morning.  My skin looked so fresh, with a more even skin tone, and reduced blemishes.  It also felt so soft and nourished, and when I applied my morning products, it felt like they glided on my skin.  This won’t be a daily use product, but using it once a week is really improving my skin tone and texture. 

For a gentler, daily exfoliation treat, I use Pevonia Botanica Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser.  I love the combination of a creamy cleanser with exfoliating Jojoba beads.  I use it at night to really wash away the day.  The scent is refreshing and it leaves my skin feeling so soft!

As I’ve mentioned, Pevonia provides a complete skin care regimen for every skin type.  What I use for a night-time moisturizing cream is Pevonia Botanica Soothing Sensitive Skin Cream (especially if I’ve used the Enzyme Spherides Peeling Cream).  I was surprised that it was more of a lotion consistency, but it feels so rich when you apply it.  It has almost no scent, which is awesome for me.  Since it feels like more of a deep moisturizer, I only use it at night, and awaken to soft, soothed skin.

If you’re in need of a basic, everyday body lotion, try Pevonia Botanica Preserve Body Moisturizer.  It has a light scent and I love how quickly it absorbs into skin.  It doesn’t have a greasy feeling that some body lotions have and my skin feels so soft and silky every time I use it. 

Bottom line:  No matter your skin type or concerns, Pevonia Botanica has amazing products with natural ingredients and proven results.  Pamper yourself and reveal healthy skin with their spa treatment skin care products.

This week Pevonia Botanica our first featured brand for our 12 Brands of Christmas promo.  We will be giving away 2 FABULOUS body kits including: Pevonia Anti-Stress Bath and Shower Gel, Pevonia Dry Oil Moisturizer, Pevonia Multi Active Hand Cream,  and a Pevonia Multi Active Foot Cream  These kits is valued at $200!  Wanna win?  Just follow us on Facebook for more details, giveaways, and so much more!

FREEBIE TIME!  Simply go in and like our Pevonia Botanica page on our site here, respond with what number like you are, AND a link to one of the many AMAZING Pevonia Botanica products you are most interested in trying.  Don't forget to respond with your email address too.  I have several to giveaway....good luck!

Don't forget....we are also giving away a Clarisonic on our Google+ page. To enter all you need to do is start following our page. Good luck!

 Until next time.....stay tuned and stay beautiful!

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Brand 6: Gunilla of Sweden

Gunilla of Sweden (AKTA® ) is educated on the ABCs, that’s Active Botanical Compounds!  They use organic botanicals for increased effectiveness and no fillers like water and/or pore-clogging oil.  This means you will see great results from their products in a minimal amount of time.  Even if you think the price is a little higher than your over-the-counter pharmacy brands, the products are so concentrated and so effective, you will actually save money!

For my oily/combination skin, there is nothing better to reduce skin problems and put a halt on lines and wrinkles.  Here’s a little about the Gunilla of Sweden products I love.

Start with a wash; AKTA Herbal Face Wash is a purifying daily cleansing gel that boasts more than a dozen all natural and organic active ingredients. It gently cleanses and purifies skin while preserving it’s PH moisture balance, so your skin is clean, soft, and not stripped.  This wash has a great, light scent that makes your skin feel totally rejuvenated.

After cleansing, I like to use a toner to open up my pores and prepare for my next serum.  AKTA BalancingToner, like all Gunilla products, has 100% organic ingredients, plus a multitude of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. By removing  flaking and dead skin cells, this refreshing peach toner adds moisture as well as prepping skin for further treatment.

My treatment of choice is AKTA 10% Alpha Hydroxy , a very effective solution for oily, blemished and problem skin.  It exfoliates dead skin cells and keeps pores healthy, clean and actively prevents future breakouts. And as a bonus, since I’m not getting any younger, Alpha Hydroxy is critical for the production of healthy skin cells that minimize fine lines and wrinkles. Used daily, this formula gradually exfoliates dead skin cells to improve texture and clarity while revealing fresh, new and healthy skin.

Sometimes with the use of different products, my skin can feel tight or even a bit dry in the winter.  I am not a big fan of facial moisturizers but AKTA Cell Rejuvenator is light and effective.  It has aloe vera to moisturize as well as collagen, elastin, and revitalin to decrease wrinkles and protect from environmental damage.

And finally, I've always thought that the eyes were the tell tale factor when determining someone's true age but I found the secret AKTA Eye and Lip KRAM.  It works to lift and firm the skin around the delicate eye area for a more youthful appearance and erases puffiness from last night's toddler sleep interruptions.  Also, a little goes a long way so its very cost effective.

It is no coincidence that we happen to carry all of these products in a well-equipped kit called the AKTA SkinCare Kit for Combination/Oily skin. There’s no need  to guess, these products work so well together and really provide you with a perfect daily regime for both acne fighting and anti-aging. 
Gunilla of Sweden is our second featured brand this week and we are giving away an awesome kit that includes: Herbal Face Wash, High Content Balancing Toner, Cell Rejuvenator,  and an Eye and Lip Kram.  This kit is valued at $131! 
Don't forget to follow us on Facebook for all the info on how you can win this amazing kit, games, professional advice, samples, and so much more! 
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Monday, November 26, 2012


Lerosett has been my "go to" acne brand for over 8 years now!  LOVE IT! 

The organic secret behind Lerosett's magic acne fighting treatments is clay. The Lerosett Acne Clay Treatment is a miracle worker on pimples and clogged pores.  I use it as both a spot treatment and a mask, depending on my current needs.  The trick to clearer skin is to remove more impurities than you introduce to your skin.  This includes not just make-up but, naturally occurring oils, build up of dead skin cells, and environmental factors like dirt and air pollutants.  All of these things clog your pores and lead to pimples.  The clay in the Lerosett mask removes these impurities leaving you with clearer skin.  I swear I can feel nasty dirt and oil being sucked out of my pores while the clay dries.  After a ten minute drying time, my skin feels cleaner, tighter and so much healthier.  If I feel a pimple coming on, I immediately apply a dab to the cleansed area and let it dry then rinse.  If you do this a couple times a day ( I add another dab at night and sleep on it) the almost-pimple is gone in the morning before it ever has the chance to appear!  It really is like a miracle!  And if you already have a pimple combined with an irresistible need to pick at it…(bad, bad girl/boy) the Lerosett Clay Treatment also helps purge the infected pore of further impurities while sealing the wound to help prevent infection and scarring.  The great thing about this product is you can use it on an as needed basis.  It helps if you start with a regime of using the mask at least once a day for a few days to really get rid of the layers of oil, dead skin cells and dirt that have accumulated then, you can use it as a mask or a spot treatment when needed.

Lerosett also has an amazing face wash the Lerosett Purifying Acne Face Wash.  This wash allows you to start your day with amazingly clean skin and it also has moisturizers for any dryness.  The phenomenal attribute of these products is they are ALL aloe-based.  So, unlike most water-based cleansers and moisturizers, they actually start to relieve and prevent skin irritation BEFORE it occurs.  Sometimes it is hard to understand how you can have oily and dry skin at the same time, but it can happen.  The surface of your skin can dry out from irritants like soap and other chemicals, you need to use a wash like Lerosett’s Purifying Acne Face Wash to give your skin the proper pH balance then Lerosett Moisturize Matte as your final step to soothe, calm, and moisturize your skin.

If you have oily and/or acne prone skin, Lersosett IS your answer!  Start with one of our two kits and see how well it can work for you.  Then check out our whole line of Lerosett products and get more beautiful , healthy skin to show off this holiday season.

Lerosett is our first featured brand this week during our 12 Brands of Christmas promo.  We will be giving away a Lerosett kit that includes a Lerosett Moisture Matte, Acne Treatment Face Wash, Purifying Toner,  and Lerosett Acne Clay Treatment.  This kit is valued at $125 and is PERFECT for any of you searching for an acne remedy.  Just follow us on Facebook for more indepth Lerosett information, how to win the GRAND prize, games and so much more!

BUT's FREEBIE TIME!  I know, we rock!  I can't say enough about the Lerosett Acne Clay Treatment and I have LOTS of samples to giveaway...AND I MEAN SEVERAL SAMPLES TO EACH PERSON and I have 10 to giveaway!  Wanna win?  All you have to do is any or all of the following below to receive entries and then respond with which one(s) you did AND your email address.  Good luck! 

  • Click here and like our LEROSETT page on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Google+
  • Click here and like the Acne Clay Treatment on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Google+
  • Click here and like the Acne Face Wash on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Google+

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Friday, November 23, 2012

Brand 4: glotherapeutics

glotherapeutics has long been a manufacturer of some of the best cleansers, toners, moisturizers, masks, scrubs, serums and treatments. Their formulas use a high concentration of active ingredients, backed by years of scientific research to provide a noticeable different in the look and feel of your skin in a very short amount of time. I would love to tell you about the products I’ve used and how they have helped my skin look younger, firmer, more even toned and more radiant!

I love my Mother to death but when I look at her skin, spotted and wrinkled from years of sun damage, I cringe to think my skin will ever look like that. Of course, we are better educated now about the effects of sun damage but hey, I love the beach…and the slopes…and pools. So I have the products I use to treat damage I already have as well as some to prevent future damage. Or in the case of aging, just slow the process down. I know we all grow old, but I prefer to do it gracefully and without knives and injections. 
Let’s just address this by fear.....
Chicken neck is scary and I see it in my future if genetics have any part in that play. But with glotherapeutics Neck Firming Serum, I know I am doing the best I can to prevent it! Then I follow with glotherapeutics Skin Firming Cream everywhere else! Don't let the price scare you...because it's worth every penny.  It actually inhibits the expression of genes involved in aging! Wow!
Age spots, again, scary and ugly. There is no reason to look like you have dirt smudges on your face unless you’re working in the garden. The solution is glotherapeutics Lightening Serum. It has lightened my hyperpigmentation spots and evened my skin tone in just one or two applications a day.  Lovin' it!
Wrinkles, let’s face it; everyone has some fear of those nasty lines that make you look older than you care to admit!  glotherapeutics Retinol CS exfoliates and smoothes away dead skin cells with 3% Retinol for a younger looking complexion within the first few days of treatment. I noticed a reduction in pore size as well as minimizing fine lines. As with all retinol products, it may increase sun sensitivity so be sure to wear a sun screen daily.
And my final ugly fear is raccoon eyes from dark circles. I’m not sure if they are caused by lack of sleep, heredity, allergies, obnoxious children, stress…I could go on. But whatever the cause, I now know the solution, glotherapeutics 7.5% Vitamin C Eye Gel. It diminishes the dark circles as well as limiting crow’s feet.

Now that glotherapeutics has laid those fears to rest, don’t forget that the first step to good skin is cleansing, I prefer glotherapeutics Clear Anti-Blemish Cleanser to keep away those nasty zits that can mar even the tightest skin. And no skin will look truly healthy without proper hydration. I like to combine mine with a sunscreen such as glotherapeutics Oil Free SPF 40+. It’s light, non-comedogenic and has UVA/UVB protection....perfect combo for anyone who struggles with acne like myself. 
glotherapeutics is our second brand featured this week during our 12 Brands of Christmas promo.  We will be giving away 20 Pumpkin Enzyme of my all time faves.  In addition, we will have professional skincare advice, samples, games, and so much more.  Make sure to follow us on Facebook for all the details.
We also want to say a BIG THANK YOU to all of our amazing clients.  As part of this, we will be doing an ALL DAY THANKSGIVING GIVEAWAY on our Google + page.  PLEASE NOTE...YOU  MUST BE A FOLLOWER TO WIN.
FREEBIE TIME!  Who wants a glotherpeutics Cyto-luxe Cream?  This is a 1.7 oz product valued at $175!  Wanna win?  Simply go here and like our glotherapeutics brand page.  Then respond with what number like you were AND your email address.  Want extra entries?  Then like the page on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, etc.  Include all numbers in your responses.  GOOD LUCK!
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving from beautystoredepot!

It's turkey time!  The moment we start to feel a little relief from the summer's heat here in TX, I start getting excited about the holidays.  I think I probably drive my hubby crazy especially since we have had our tree up for almost a month already....yes, I know, I are suppose to wait until after Thanksgiving.  That was the rule in our household when I was a kid...and one I always strongly disliked and swore wouldn't be the rule in my household.  It's a battle I probably wouldn't win, except I have our three year old on my side and...of course...majority rules! 

Thanksgiving is a time when we should all stop....take a break....and count our blessings.  Instead, it usually consists of me running around like a crazy woman in the morning frantically trying to get my side dishes together, rushing from one side of the family to the next (different cities mind you), hoping the little one takes a nap to avoid a complete meltdown, then getting home and finally being able to breathe.  Don't get me wrong...I still love it!  I love the food, cherish the time with the family, and love seeing my little one experience all of our family traditions as she grows up.  The one thing I could do without are those few extra pounds packed on into only one weekend, but hey....we only live once and it just wouldn't be Thanksgiving if I didn't eat a little too much.

We chat alot about beauty around here, but there's nothing more beautiful than holiday time with your loved ones.  I think we all fail to stop....take a breath....and relish in the moment(s) during the busy holiday season.  My challenge to both myself and to allow yourself these opportunities to stop, breathe, relish, and be thankful.  We have all gone through difficult times, but we all ALSO have those amazing people in our life that love us unconditionally and support us no matter what.  Take the time to show them some love this Thanksgiving!

I want to give a ENORMOUS THANK YOU to all of you for following our blog, social networks, and being our fabulous clients!  As a part of my thank you...I have goodies!  I will randomly select 6 lucky people to receive a glotherapeutics sample packet.  In addition, I will select one lucky person to receive a $25 gift card.  Wanna win?  All you have to do is click here and like the brand, then simply respond with your email address and which number like you were.  Good luck!

Wishing everyone safe travels and an incredibly Happy Thanksgiving! 

Until next time.....stay tuned and stay beautiful!


Happy Thanksgiving

Monday, November 19, 2012

Brand 3: gloMinerals

We all know how much I adore gloMinerals.  I have been using their makeup for years and seriously will NEVER change!  We have previously discussed how absolutely amazing the gloMinerals gloPressed Base is, but I thought for this blog I would discuss a few other of my favorite glo products.


Even though I do not wear lipgloss everyday....when I do I wear gloMinerals gloLipquid Lips - Darling.  It's actually the only lip product I own and the main reason why, is that it's it matches any makeup I happen to be sporting that day.  One of the gals here in the office turned me on to it a few years ago and I have been using it ever since.  A quick little side note.....I receive so many compliments when I wear this shade!

Another fave is the gloMinerals gloBlush - Sheer Petal.  This blush literally matches every skin tone.  I honestly thought that it couldn't be true, but have had several of my girl friends with completely different skin tones use it and love it just as much as I do.  It lasts me FOREVER too and I actually do wear blush several times a week. 

I have had my gloMinerals Powder Brush for six years now and it's just now starting to loose a brissle or two.  It's BY FAR the best brush I have ever used....but it's also the first brush I really spent any money for.  Don't let the price of $20.70 scare you off....they last forever and apply beautifully as well!

I know I have blogged about gloMinerals gloCamouflage before, but when something is this just gotta talk about it!  I have been using the gloCamouflage for years now and it is the absolute best at covering my blemishes!  It also does wonders for some of my, oh so lovely, veins on my face...particularly one directly under my left eye.  If I am leaving the house at all....even if I don't put anything else on...I will practically ALWAYS dab a little of the gloCamouflage on a few of my unsightly areas.  If you have been looking for a good concealer, this is it!

I know many of you have expressed interest in trying one of gloMinerals lip glosses and/or pressed base AND THIS IS YOUR LUCKY DAY!  I have six gloMinerals sample packets to giveaway that include a lip gloss and pressed powder.  I have two for light skin and four for medium skin.  These samples are awesome too...I remember when I worked at a salon that a friend of mine would come and grab a sample periodically and she said the powder would last her a week!  I have had my gloss sample for about a week now and used it two days and there is still some left.

Wanna win a sample packet?  Just follow the instructions below to receive your entries. 
  • Click here and like our gloMinerals brand page via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or by Sharing
  • Click here and like the gloMinerals Lip Products page via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by Sharing
Simply respond with your email address and what exactly you shared to receive your entries.  REMEMBER, YOU MUST BE ACTIVELY FOLLOWING THIS BLOG TO WIN.

gloMinerals is one of our featured brands this week in our 12 Brands of Christmas promo.  This week we will be giving away an AMAZING gloMinerals holiday makeup kit including:

Limited Edition Eye Shadow Quad in glam
Sheer Tint Base illuminator
Mini Bronze in sunlight
Jeweled Eye Pencils in bejeweled bronze and sterling silver
Blush Duo in bare/hibiscus
Mini Gloss in nude and poppy
Mini Water Resistant Mascara in black
Mini Lid Primer
Black satin travel case

Wanna win?  Just follow us on Facebook to find out more details.

Don't forget....we still have five weeks FILLED with THOUSANDS of dollars in giveaways, samples, and even giving away a Clarisonic on our Google+ page.

Until next time....stay tuned and stay beautiful!

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Brand 2: Glytone

Glytone is another new brand we are excited to now offer.  Glytone’s approach to skin care is unique in its formulation.  With the highest free acid values, you can rest assured that you’re getting the exact amount of Glycolic Acid that the product states.  Many other potent ingredients are formulated with Time Release so that you experience the best, most effective results.  Glytone provides amazing products that target a wide range of skin concerns and today I will discuss a few of our favorites.


If your body concerns are dry, rough, or bumpy skin, you need the Glytone Body Retexturize KP Kit.  This two-product kit is an office favorite because it smooths and reduces inflammation and body bumps with its potent Free Acid Values of Glycolic Acid.  I love that the Retexturize Exfoliating Body Wash is so foaming and softening.  I have to admit I don’t pamper my feet as often as I should but this body wash even helps with my dry, cracked heels.  It’s also great at clearing stubborn body blemishes and dark spots.  After showering, I use the Retexturize Body Lotion to get the best results.  This lotion provides exfoliation to help get rid of those annoying arm bumps that seem to come up during the summer.  Just be sure you don’t apply the lotion right after shaving or waxing, because the Glycolic Acid will really sting!

A great cleanser for acne sufferers is the GlytoneSelf-Foaming Acne Cleanser.  If you prefer the deep clean feeling of a cleanser that really, really foams up – this is it!  With 0.5% Salicylic Acid, this cleanser exfoliates and purges your clogged pores.  It’s also a great mask for oily skin.  It’s a favorite among the men of the office because it can double as a shaving cream and help with ingrown hairs.

Even in the winter months, it’s important to remember your sunscreen!  Glytone makes it easy with their Sunscreen Spray Mist SPF 50.  It’s oil-free, fragrance-free, water resistant and provides broad spectrum protection.  What we love most is how convenient it is and its non-whitening formula.  No more streaks!

Bottom line:  With medical expertise and advanced technology behind all of their products, Glytone is your answer to healthy, smooth and clear skin.  Plus you’ll know you’re getting the exact, potent ingredients your skin needs.

This week Glytone is one of our featured brands for our 12 Brands of Christmas promo.  We will be giving away a Glytone Cleanse Mild Gel Wash, Antioxidant Renew Anti-Aging Night Cream, Antioxidant Improve Anti-Aging Cream, and Suncare Block Sunscreen Lotion SPF 40.  This kit is valued at $250!  Wanna win?  Just follow us on Facebook for more details, giveaways, and so much more!

But wait.....THERE'S MORE!!  It's FREEBIE TIME!  I have six Glytone Sample packets including samples of Improve Anti-Aging Cream AND Renew Anti-Aging Night Cream.  These are two of my new absolute faves.  I have been using them together for about a month now and LOVE the results!  These samples are valued at almost $20.  Simply respond with which one of these products you would like to try and why...then also reply with your email address.  I have SIX to giveaway!  Want extra entries? 

Simply click here and at the upper right hand corner, LIKE our Glytone brand page on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and/or Pinterest. To receive your additional entries, all you need to do is respond with what you did AND which number like you were.  Good luck!


Don't forget....we are also giving away a Clarisonic on our Google+ page. To enter all you need to do is start following our page. Good luck!

Until next time.....stay tuned and stay beautiful!

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