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Monday, December 30, 2013

New Year's Eve Makeup Tips

Before you head off to your New Year's Eve party this year, check out our helpful tips for flawless, party-ready makeup that will last you through midnight.


New Year's Eve Makeup Tips


1. Reduce pores and firm your skin to leave it silky smooth for foundation application with Pur Minerals Correcting Primer - Prep & Perfect

2. Give your lashes that extra oomph plus long lasting curl with blinc Mascara Heated Lash Curler

3. gloMinerals Luxe Liquid Foundation with light-diffusing diamond powder gives you a flawless airbrushed glow that will last through the night. 

4. Pur Minerals Double Ego Mascara, with its unique adjustable wand, lets you customize the amount of volume and length you want with a simple twist of the barrel.

5. To calm and correct your complexion plus get a luminescent backlit glow, use Colorescience Pro Finishing Powder Brush - Illuminating Pearl Powder

6. gloMinerals gloLip Stick - Siren is the perfect red lipstick and adds chic confidence to your look.

7. Create a dazzling eyeshadow look with Osmosis Colour Gem Collection Water Color Holiday Kit. It includes a Smudge Brush for application plus three beautiful eyeshadow shades: Amethyst, Topaz and Onyx.


Until next time... stay tuned, stay beautiful and have a happy, safe new year!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Dermalogica: BRAND 12

Dermalogica has always been a client and staff favorite, so it's not at all surprising that it is also the THE MOST POPULAR of skin health products.  Their products are exclusively manufactured here in the United States, NEVER tested on animals, and a leading skin care choice of skincare professionals around the world.


One of my favorite aspects of Dermalogica is their wide range of products to treat every skincare concern.  They also breakup their products in specific categories making the shopping experience and selection, far easier. 

Check out a few of our TOP SELLERS below!

  • Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant:  This unique exfoliant is a rice enzyme powder that is activated by water.  Once mixed with water, you simply rub in a circular motion on your face for approximately one minute and rinse.  It leaves your skin BABY soft and is a TOP SELLER because of the unique texture (pasty) that is never too harsh!
  • Dermalogica Sheer Tint SPF 20:  This is an all time fave of mine and a TOP SELLER!  I have been using this as my foundation for almost ten years now.  It provides me with moisture, SPF, and just enough tint to even out my skin tone.  
  • Dermalogica Active Moist:  If you have combination skin, then this is YOUR moisturizer!  It is an oil free moisturizer that has been flying off our shelves for years!
  • ENTIRE AGE Smart Line:  People are switching to Dermalogica's AGE Smart line everyday from the free samples we provide.  If you have aging skin, then you gotta check it out!  



Our 12 Brands of Christmas Dermalogica GRAND PRIZE is our LARGEST of the ENTIRE promotion!  It is loaded with goodies and valued at almost $400!   JUST LOOK AT ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS!!  Prize includes:

  • Skin Resurfacing Cleanser
  • Super Rich Repair
  • Dermal Skin Cleanser
  • Daily Mircofoliant
  • Skin Health Kit in the box
  • Deluxe Samples of AGE Smart Line
  • Clear Start Kit
  • Body Therapy Kit (including my fave the Hydrating Cream!)
  • Shaving Kit

Wanna win?  Go to our 12 Brands of Christmas Facebook Giveaway page to enter.  Don't forget to follow us on Facebook for your chance to win FREE samples, get FREE professional advice, games, and MORE!

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

Sunday, December 22, 2013

LEROSETT: BRAND 11

LEROSETT is BRAND 11 of our 12 Brands of Christmas and I have to admit it's one of my favorite all time brands.  I have been using the LEROSETT Acne Clay Treatment for over ten years now.  It's my "go to" for any sudden breakout and I love the fact that I can use it at any stage in my life...including now while I am pregnant! 


LEROSETT is a truly organic brand that actually works!  It has been used and continues to be used...by millions of people daily and been recommended by leading dermatologist for over 20 years.  The results truly speak for themselves.  Check out these BEFORE AND AFTERS of pregnancy/hormonal breakouts.







I am very excited about the LEROSETT GRAND PRIZE!  This GRAND PRIZE is loaded with all of our TOP SELLING LEROSETT products and remember...are perfect and SAFE for everyone whether it's your teen struggling with acne, yourself while pregnant, hormonal "late in life" acne, or cystic acne.  The Kit includes:


  • LEROSETT Purifying Face Wash 6.7 oz: Highly effective anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory daily acne cleanser fortified with "13" potent all natural and organic herbal extracts
  • LEROSETT Purifying Acne Toner 6.7 oz: This "all new" refreshing acne toner resembles no other acne product out there with over 70% nutrient rich, hydroponic, organic and natural content
  • LEROSETT 100% Organic Acne Clay 2.5 oz: Many estheticians and dermatologists feel that if there is a cure for acne this is it!!  If you check out our site the clay has several reviews and they are ALL Rated 5 stars!  So many people simply CAN'T be wrong!
  • LEROSETT (Oil-Free) Moisture Matte 2 oz: Organic acne moisturizer contains potent anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-oxidizing agents designed to heal the painful symptoms associated with acne like swelling and redness.  I started using this for the first time several weeks ago and love it!  My husband borrowed it one evening and now he's using it daily too.  It's fast absorbing, DOESN'T break me out, and I love the feel of the product! 

This kit is valued at $125!  Wanna win?  Visit our Facebook 12 Brands Giveaway Page for all the details and don't forget to follow us on Facebook for games, FREE SAMPLES, FREE PROFESSIONAL ADVICE, and MORE!!  

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





Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Billy Jealousy: BRAND 10

Billy Jealousy already has an amazing reputation of a leading male brand, but what MANY may not realize is that it's actually a brand that's good for ANYONE!


All Billy Jealousy products are specifically formulated to cleanse and promote good health, texture, and tone of your skin....and....they work!  Here are just a few reasons why I love this brand and a few of my FAVORITE products!

  • I love the affordability of their products!  AND...they last!
  • Billy Jealousy is a brand that cares and donates a portion of EVERY sale to amazing charitable organizations such as Big Brother, Big Sister...just to name a few!
FAVORITE PRODUCTS!

This week we have 3 Billy Jealousy GRAND PRIZES each valued at $50 during our Facebook 12 Brands of Christmas promo. These kits include:

Wanna win one of these amazing kits?  Check out our Facebook 12 Brands Page for your chance to enter!  

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



Monday, December 16, 2013

EltaMD: Brand 9

EltaMD is a newer brand to beautystoredepot.  After bringing it on, it started flying off the shelves!  We're excited to feature EltaMD this week with TWO amazing giveaways!



Instead of complicated regimens with endless steps, EltaMD focuses on two areas of concern:  skin care and sun care.  With a sunscreen option for every skin concern, and we do mean EVERY, you're sure to find one that not only protects from harmful UV rays, but works safely to improve your skin.  The key to EltaMD sun care is broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection with microfine transparent zinc oxide.

Our favorites:
  • UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46:  This lightweight and oil-free formula calms and protects skin types prone to acne, hyperpigmentation and rosacea.  We often hear from clients that they are hesitant to use a sunscreen when they suffer from these conditions.  It is especially important to use a sunscreen, to not only treat but prevent worsening or future flare-ups and scarring.
  • UV Pure Broad-Spectrum SPF 47:  This full face and body sunscreen is gentle enough for all skin types, including children.  It contains physical UV blockers, zinc oxide and titanium dioxide and is water-resistant (80 minutes).  It's also amazing for what's not in it.  UV Pure is noncomedogenic, oil-free, sensitivity-free, fragrance-free, paraben-free, hormone-free, dye-free and gluten-free.  If you've got sensitive skin, then this is definitely for you.
  • UV Daily Broad-Spectrum SPF 40:  This moisturizing sunscreen, with hyaluronic acid, protects dry, combination and post-procedure skin.  Though it's moisturizing, it has a light, sheer formula so it won't feel heavy.

EltaMD skin care focuses on safe and effective products to correct current problems and maintain skin health over time.  With a small offering of unique and potent products, EltaMD created a regimen that's easy to follow and won't break the bank.

Our favorites:
  • Moisturizer:  With my sensitive and dry skin, I'm always looking for a good moisturizer that won't irritate my skin.  I was expecting a heavy cream, but this formula is actually more like a balm.  It penetrates deeply for 12 hour relief, and only contains a few ingredients so no irritation here.
  • Foaming Facial Cleanser:  It can be hard to find a cleanser that provides a good clean without upsetting sensitive skin.  This pH-balanced cleanser uses natural cleansing agents to completely remove makeup and impurities, without drying or irritating skin.  It's also oil-free and provides self-foaming action so it's great for all skin types.
  • Renew Eye Gel:  With peptides, vitamins and other proven anti-aging ingredients, this eye gel boasts significant results within 30 days.  Our verdict?  We're hooked!  Using morning and night, this product has made a noticeable difference in fine lines, dark circles and puffiness.  Whether you're searching to eliminate or prevent aging around the eye area, this is the one for you!

Now for the GRAND PRIZES!!

EltaMD Skin Kit ($186 Value!):


EltaMD Sun Kit ($132 Value!):

Wanna win?  Visit our Facebook Giveaway Page to see how you can receive entries!!  And don't forget to follow us on Facebook for the rest of the week for your chances to win FREE SAMPLES, play fun games, learn a ton about this AMAZING skincare line!! 

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

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Osmosis Colour Mineral Makeup: Brand 8

Osmosis Skincare has been a staff and client favorite for years, and we are so excited that they have created Osmosis Colour Mineral Makeup!  We feel very lucky that we get to share these products with you for Brand 8 of our 12 Brands of Christmas.



Of course we all want to know... what makes Osmosis Colour different than other makeup?
  • Minerals are triple milled to reduce particle size so that it takes less to cover your skin, providing a natural flawless coverage
  • With a focus on product "recipes" as opposed to formulas, this line matches more skin tones universally, utilizing a smaller product line.
  • All products are Bismuth free so they won't settle in your pores or fine lines.
  • The finish is not shiny or matte, it provides a natural radiance.
  • Products contain amino acids, proteins, antioxidants and zinc oxide for UV protection.

Some of our favorites include:
  • Pressed Base:  Flawless coverage!  We love the smooth application and full coverage.
  • Age Defying Treatment Concealer:  This handy two-in-one contains a moisture stick that hydrates and plumps fine lines and wrinkles around the eye and lips, and works as an eyeshadow primer AND a silky concealer that covers dark circles, pigmentation and redness.
  • Water Resistant Eye Pencil:  This eye liner goes on so smoothly that you almost can't even feel it!  It also eliminates the need for you to pull your eyelid down for smoother application, so you avoid unnecessary stress on the delicate eye area.

Check out the flawless coverage in this before and after:




This week's GRAND PRIZE is amazing!!! Valued at $305.50:

  • Relieve Starter Kit
  • Relax and Rejuvenate Mind & Body Kit (Harmonized Water)
  • Nude Lip Pencil
  • Bare Lip Gloss
  • South Beach Bronzer
  • Kabuki Brush
  • Large Black Quilted Makeup Bag

Wanna win?  Visit our Facebook Giveaway Page to see how you can receive entries!!  And don't forget to follow us on Facebook for the rest of the week for your chances to win FREE SAMPLES, play fun games, learn a ton about this AMAZING skincare and makeup line!! 

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


Sunday, December 8, 2013

Osmosis Skincare: Brand 7

Osmosis Skincare is effective not only because of the ingredients in it, but also for those left out.  Osmosis is paraben and sulfate free, using natural, chiral correct ingredients.  It's easy to see why it is a staff and client favorite!



Did you know that the root cause of fine lines, wrinkles, rosacea, acne and dry skin is inflammation?  Treating these skin conditions with aggressive treatments or ingredients will only worsen the inflammation.  Osmosis is different than other skincare lines because it focuses on healing the skin so that it can truly transform into healthy, beautiful skin.  With products that penetrate up to 600% deeper and provide 1000 times more healthy and permanent collagen stimulation, Osmosis is devoted to delivering results.

What I love about Osmosis is that most of their products are interchangeable depending on your skin concern.  Not only are they interchangeable, but many products are multi-taskers including:
  • Calm:  This Vitamin A Serum contains .05% Retinaldehyde and provides anti-aging benefits, soothes sensitive or Rosacea skin and even controls oil and acne.
  • Purify:  This gentle exfoliating cleanser effectively removes makeup and toxins without damaging skin, so it's great for mature skin, dry acne and makes a great pre-shave treatment for men.
  • Catalyst:  Osmosis offers three potent Vitamin C Serums.  Vitamin C works to improve wound healing and hyperpigmentation, stimulate collagen and elastin production and protect against environmental damage.  These three versions include:  Catalyst with SRGF-7 for normal skin, Catalyst Plus+ with SRGF-7 for sensitive skin, and the new Catalyst AC-11 which falls in the middle of these skin types, as it is more potent but also soothing with aloe and Vitamin E.

Osmosis also focuses on internal health because what's affecting your internal health can really affect external beauty.
    Harmonized Water:  These special formulas utilize vibrational frequencies to communicate with imbalanced cells in order to restore a normal vibrational rate.  What does this mean?  With Harmonized Water, you can improve your health at the cellular level.  Harmonized Waters can be used to treat conditions like Rosacea, Acid Reflux, Acne, and Asthma.  We may not fully understand it, but check out these amazing results:


This client used the Harmonized Water Anti-Pathogen daily for 60 days with no other treatments, and achieved significant results!  Amazing!

This week's GRAND PRIZE is amazing!!! Valued at $305.50:

  • Relieve Starter Kit
  • Relax and Rejuvenate Mind & Body Kit (Harmonized Water)
  • Nude Lip Pencil
  • Bare Lip Gloss
  • South Beach Bronzer
  • Kabuki Brush
  • Large Black Quilted Makeup Bag
Wanna win?  Visit our Facebook Giveaway Page to see how you can receive entries!!  And don't forget to follow us on Facebook for the rest of the week for your chances to win FREE SAMPLES, play fun games, learn a ton about this AMAZING skincare and makeup line!! 

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

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Glytone: BRAND 6

Glytone is a brand who's science actually originated in the 1940's when two pharmacist began making topical dermatological products.  Since then the science has continued to develop allowing Glytone to offer solutions that guarantee optimal tolerance and efficacy.  Their customized approach and specifically targeted products offer truly amazing results.



My personal favorite is the Glytone Body Line! Their Retexturize products have helped me with those lovely body bumps I get on my upper arms and legs.  It's become a MUST HAVE in my daily routine.

Many of you have specifically asked for exfoliating product recommendations and Glytone's Award Winning Essentials Mini Peel Gel is the perfect exfoliant!  You can add this into your normal routine bi-weekly, or for more aggressive results, use several times a week under a professional's care. Even better?  It's great for ALL SKIN TYPES!  This amazing product was a Best of Beauty Award Winner in Allure Magazine for 2011...and it delivers smooth, radiant skin!






I'm very excited about this week's GRAND PRIZE!  Glytone's Antioxidant/Anti-Aging Line is not only highly effective, but I love the fact that is PREVENTS future damage!  The GRAND PRIZE includes:


This is an AMAZING GRAND PRIZE and valued at $230!!

Wanna win?  Just click here to enter and don't forget to follow our 12 Brands of Christmas on Facebook for even more chance to win amazing samples!  







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








Sunday, December 1, 2013

Avene: BRAND 5

We have only been carrying Avene for a little over a year and it has already become both a Staff and Client fave!  The reason is clear....IT WORKS!  Avene is backed by more than 300 clinical studies proving its effectiveness.



Avene's Hydrotherapy Center delivers amazing results for treating Atopic dermatitis, Eczema, Psoriasis, Chronic Itching, Burns, and Scars in both children and adults.  The basis for the entire treatment is the amazing, healing thermal water taken directly from the local springs.  The same thermal water is used for the base of the Avene Skincare Line and one of my favorite products in the Avene Thermal Spring Water.

Check out these BEFORE AND AFTERS with just 3 months use!



Avene isn't just for sensitive skin, it's for ALL SKIN TYPES and delivers proven results for anti-aging, blemish prone, dry and severely dry, hypersensitive or intolerant, redness prone,  or flaky skin, and also has your suncare needs covered!

This week's GRAND PRIZE includes an Avene Retrinal+ 0.1 Cream, Retrinal EYES H.A.F., and Retrinal H.A.F. Firming Gel valued at $159!!



12 Brands of Christmas: Avene


This is an AMAZING GRAND PRIZE!  The reviews for all 3 of these products indicate that these products work and will diminish fine lines AND aid in reducing hyperpigmentation.

Wanna win?  Go here for your chance to win!

Don't forget to follow our Facebook Page for more information on Avene, games, FREE samples, and MORE!

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

Saturday, November 30, 2013

glotherapeutics: BRAND 4

glotherapeutics offers a variety of chirally correct, potent products to target your every skin concern.  It's become an office favorite and I have to admit, I'm super excited about this week's 12 Brands of Christmas grand prize.




I've tried and loved many different glotherapeutics products, but today I want to let you in on my ultimate beauty secret – glotherapeutics Cyto-luxe.  When you hear Cyto-luxe, think pure luxury, pampering and spa-like treatments.  With cutting edge, pharmaceutical-grade ingredients, Cyto-Luxe is the solution to achieve ageless skin. 

First in my daily regimen is the Cyto-luxe Cleanser.  With my dry skin, I usually go with creamy cleansers, but I hate when it feels like it just sits on my skin.  This cleanser starts out ultra-creamy then builds into a rich lather.  I’ve used it both with and without my Clarisonic and loved both results.  It’s got a great, refreshing scent, and a little really goes a long way.  When I first tried a small sample, I got three uses out of it, so I know the full size product will last me quite a while.

At night, I use the Cyto-luxe Face Cream after cleansing.  I am always trying different moisturizers to see what provides long lasting results.  WOW!  This is seriously the silkiest, richest cream I have ever tried!  It’s one of those products that I really look forward to using every night and I know my skin will really love it in the winter time.

We were all lucky enough to get to try the new Cyto-luxe Body Lotion and we can’t stop raving about it!  First off, even the bottle looks luxurious, and in this case, you can tell a product by its packaging.  With a barely there fragrance, this super-rich lotion with Shea Butter and Hyaluronic Acid absorbs quickly.  Because it’s Cyto-luxe, you’ll also see anti-aging benefits.  Clinical studies showed skin firming within two hours of application and reduced wrinkles after 28 days of applying twice daily.  It’s definitely on our must-have list!  

Trying these amazing products really has me interested in the entire Cyto-luxe Collection.  The Cyto-luxe Mask contains Pearl and Caviar Extracts, and even fermented Platinum – you can’t get more luxurious than that!   Cyto-Luxe Serum contains SYN-AKE, a tripeptide that mimics a peptide found in snake venom that constrains muscle contractions, giving skin an anti-wrinkle effect…wow!  After falling in love with Cyto-luxe Face Cream, I’m sure the Eye Cream is just as dreamy.  For an even greater moisturizing effect, it is recommended to add a drop of Cyto-luxe Face Essence to the Face Cream.  This treatment helps your skin fight off environmental toxins, nourishing skin while controlling oil so I can’t wait to try it!

Now that I've let you in my secret, here's your chance to win!!

This week's GRAND PRIZE ($175 value): Cyto-Luxe Face Cream



Wanna win?  Visit our Facebook Giveaway Page to see how you can receive entries!!

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

Monday, November 25, 2013

gloMinerals: BRAND 3

We asked which brands you wanted to see, and you told us gloMinerals!  It's no surprise as this good-for-your-skin makeup line is a customer and office favorite.  For this week's 12 Brands of Christmas, we'll give you tips to get a beautiful holiday "glo."



Sheer Tint Base Illuminator:  This sheer formula will give a glow to all skin types AND with light-reflecting ingredients, it also smooths fine lines.  You can mix it with your face primer or liquid foundation for convenience.  For extra illumination, apply on eyelids either under or over eye shadow, and on top of blush to give your cheeks a perfect glow.

Jeweled Eye Pencils:  We were super excited to get these in stock!  These pencils are actually thick creamy crayons that make application easy and fun.  You'll be glowing and on trend with these beautiful metallic shades.  Our current favorites include Antique and Merlot.

Shimmer Brick:  This little multi-tasker available in Luster (for golden or olive complexions) and Gleam (for all complexions) will definitely give you an all over glow.  Swirl the four colors together or use them individually to highlight your cheeks or eyes.

Get holiday dress ready with gloMinerals Body Bronzer and Body Glisten!  For an all over sun-kissed glow, Body Bronzer adds a subtle and natural-looking tan.  Body Glisten will add that perfect touch of shimmer and sparkle to your skin for a night out.

Don't forget the lips!  It's easy to add glow to your lips with gloMinerals gloGloss.  Some of our favorite natural shades include Brown Sugar and Starstruck.  If you're looking for a great gift idea, check out the Limited Edition Bare to Blush Lip Gloss Tin.  It comes with four beautiful lip glosses and is definitely on our wish list!

If your skin is already aglow and you want to control shine, gloMinerals gloPerfecting Powder is the solution.  It will eliminate excess oil and give your skin a matte finish.  It's also translucent and perfect to carry in your purse for midday touchups.

Get glowing with this week's GRAND PRIZE ($75 value):
  • gloMinerals Limited Edition Red Carpet Collection includes:
  • Cream Eye Shadow Quad
  • Jeweled Eye Pencils in limited edition Sage and Fizz
  • Mini Lash Boosting Mascara in black
  • Mini Perfecting Powder
  • Limited Edition Blush
  • Mini Sheer Tint Base Illuminator
  • Mini Lip Balm in honey sugar butter
  • Mini Gloss in Blushing and Brown Sugar
  • Crayon sharpener and black satin cosmetics bag

Wanna win?  Visit here to see how you can receive entries!!  And don't forget to follow us on Facebook for the rest of the week for your chances to win FREE SAMPLES, play fun games, learn a ton about this AMAZING makeup line and more!! 

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

Thursday, November 21, 2013

SIRCUIT Skin Cosmeceuticals: BRAND 2

Our 12 Brands of Christmas giveaways feature our top and favorite brands.  SIRCUIT Skin Cosmeceuticals is definitely an office and customer favorite.



The basics of SIRCUIT Skin Cosmeceuticals:
  • Chirally correct ingredients that work with the body, not against it.
  • No fillers, artificial colors, artificial preservatives or artificial fragrances.
  • Sulfate free, paraben free, and cruelty free.
  • Naturally pH balanced, nothing harsh or aggressive.
  • All products provide longterm anti-aging results, some with immediate results.
  • Multi-tasking products to target multiple concerns at once.
  • Highly concentrated for potent results - you can use less (than you would of other products) to get more (better results)!

Our favorites:
  • Youth Accelerator+:  This pumpkin enzyme peel, used once a week or every other week, instantly makes our skin brighter, tighter and glowing.  Not to mention, it smells so good!
  • X-Trap+:  About 1/2 a pump of this cleanser mixed with water is all you need, so it really goes a long way and works for all of us around the office - sensitive, dry or oily skin types.
  • Sircuit Agent+:  An anti-aging serum that also targets hormonal breakouts??  We were instantly on board with this one and see immediate results that treat breakouts, balance skin, and fade discoloration.
  • Secret Sauce+:  This incredible moisturizer provides "botox-like" effects, smoothing and plumping skin.  Who doesn't want that?!
  • Sircuit Addict+:  This firming anti-aging serum is another one that works for all skin types.  Exclusive ingredient Spin Trap actually finds damaging free molecules and converts them into healthy oxygen molecules for your skin.  We all love it because it prevents aging AND corrects any existing fine lines and wrinkles.

To sum it up, SIRCUIT Skin Cosmeceuticals is your all in one skincare system.  With highly advanced and exclusive cutting-edge ingredients, you can dramatically improve the health of your skin and in turn, it's appearance.  Products offer preventative and corrective treatments for immediate and longterm results.  Plus, you can trust that the products are safe, potent, and due to high concentration, they definitely provide the best bang for your buck!

Now for this week's giveaway:

TWO lucky winners will win a prize pack ($228 value each) of:



Wanna enter to win?  Just click HERE! (you will need to sign in to your Facebook account to view the giveaway).


For more information on our 12 Brands of Christmas promo with your chance to win THOUSANDS in GRAND PRIZES, FREE professional advice, games, and more check out our Facebook page.
Until next time.....stay tuned and stay beautiful! 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Pur Minerals: BRAND 1

For our first brand of this year's 12 Brands of Christmas, I am so excited to introduce all of you to Pur Minerals.  We've recently started carrying this amazing brand and have quickly fallen in love with their makeup and skincare.

Meet Pur Minerals Makeup:
  • All formulas contain antioxidants, vitamins and minerals to nourish skin.
  • Foundations, primers and concealers contain Ceretin Complex which combines Retinol and Ceramides.
  • Foundations are also bound with Shea Butter and Vitamin E to provide long lasting coverage.
  • Clinical results show the amazing skin benefits from use, including improved skin tone and texture, less irritation, reduced pigmentation, and an improvement in fine lines and wrinkles -- just from using Pur Minerals makeup!

Our favorites:
  • Lip Gloss Stick: A sheer shade that's moisturizing and lasts all day.  My go-to for everyday is Berry Pretty, but I love the intense color of Game Day too.
  • 4-in-1 Pressed Foundation:  With the Chisel Brush, this foundation goes on flawlessly with great coverage.  My skin feels so soft and smooth, and my imperfections are all covered up.
  • Dark Spot Correcting Primer (Peach):  I can instantly see a difference in my skin tone after applying this primer, and can tell that it's truly improving my skin.
  • CC Cream:  I love this product!  It provides sheer coverage plus improves your skin tone and texture!
With so many different foundation formulas available, we've tested them all and were amazed with the results.  Not only will your skin look good with Pur Minerals' primers and foundations, but over time, your skin will actually improve, for even greater results.

Meet Pur Minerals Skincare:
  • All formulas are pH balanced at 5.5 so your skin won't get irritated or need a toner.
  • Formulas are paraben-free, SLS-free, and cruelty free with no chemical dyes.
  • Products work to correct, prevent and interrupt your biggest skin concerns.
  • Powered by nature, proven by science.

Our favorites:
  • Simplicity Gentle Cleanser:  With this cleanser, you get both a squeaky clean and soft, moisturized feel.  It also naturally foams into a lather, so no irritation here.
  • Dirty Girl Detoxifying Mudd Masque:  With Pascalite Clay, this masque seriously pulls impurities out of your skin while soothing and calming; so say goodbye to those painful, under the skin blemishes.
  • Miracle Mist:  Honestly, what doesn't this product do?!  It sets makeup, fights against free radical damage, quenches dehydrated skin and clarifies oily problem skin on the face and body... no wonder it's called Miracle Mist.
  • Soak it Up Intense Hydrating Moisturizer:  Not only does this intense moisturizer make a great night cream, but provides a flawless canvas when applied before your primer and foundation.  It's also oil-free and gentle enough for sensitive skin, so all skin types can use it.

Now for this week's giveaway - the GRAND PRIZE ($279 value):



Wanna win?  Visit our Facebook Giveaway Page to see how you can receive entries!!

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


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

2013 12 Brands of Christmas GRAND PRIZES

We are less than a week away until our Facebook 12 Brands of Christmas promo begins on Monday, 11/18/13!  Getting VERY excited around here and can't wait to giveaway so many AMAZING GRAND PRIZES!  SO GET READY!!!!  Check out the list below:






What's the GRAND TOTAL of these AMAZING GRAND PRIZES??  $2500!!!!  And.....that's not including FREE samples and a few FREE FULL SIZED products thrown in along the way.

So....MARK YOUR CALENDAR for next Monday, 11/18/13 for YOUR CHANCE TO WIN!!

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

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Preview To Our 12 Brands of Christmas!

It's hard to believe that it's that time of year again!  On 11/18 we will be launching our 12 Brands of Christmas promo on our Facebook page.  As always, we have included only top brands of the beauty industry and will be giving away THOUSANDS in GRAND PRIZES, free samples, free professional advice, games, and much more!

I'm already starting to feel like Santa just getting ready!

This year's AMAZING brands include:


We are giving away 5 GRAND PRIZES valued at over $600 in WEEK 1 ALONE!!!  You definitely don't want to miss out....so mark your calendars for Monday, 11/18 for your chances to win!

Next week I will highlight the GRAND PRIZES and more details of the promotion so.....Until next time....stay tuned and stay beautiful!


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Hot for Fall: Matte Nail Tutorial

Matte finish has been a hot trend in beauty from lipstick to eye shadow.  A look we absolutely love this season is matte nail polish!  It's easy to transform any shade into a matte finish with OPI Matte Top Coat.

For our final Think Pink tutorial, we’ll help you create a matte pink manicure AND we’re giving you a bonus tutorial!

Think Pink: Matte Pink Manicure

Though it looks like it may be a little difficult, this look is actually really easy.  Just apply your base coat to clean nails as you would normally, followed by two applications of your color coat.  The base coat will keep the color from chipping.  For this vibrant pink look, we recommend OPI La Paz-itively Hot or I’m Indi-a Mood for Love.  For best application, apply the color to each nail in three strips, starting in the middle then painting each side.  Let your color coat dry, then apply your OPI Matte Top Coat.

And now, our bonus look:  Matte Black French Manicure

Matte Black French Manicure Tutorial

Again, start with your base coat on clean nails, then apply two coats of OPI Black Onyx.  Once it dries, apply one coat of Matte Top Coat over the whole nail.  Let that dry completely.  Using your Black Onyx again, apply a thin line across the tip of each nail.  Since it’s black on black, you won’t have to worry as much about being super precise.  But, if you’re like me, and know you’ll probably mess up somehow, you can simply put clear tape on the part of the nails that will stay matte, then apply the Black Onyx to the tips.  This technique would be beautiful and chic with other dark nail colors too.
                                                                                         
We hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial.  If there is a certain beauty look you need help creating, let us know!

Until next time… stay tuned and stay beautiful!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Think Pink: OPI Pink of Hearts Tutorial


For our third Think Pink post, we’re focusing on nails!  Every year OPI releases a limited edition set for Breast Cancer Awareness.  Today, we'll show you two looks that you can create using OPI Pink of Hearts 2013 Duo.

This first look uses both polishes from the Pink of Hearts Duo, the classic soft pink Pink-ing of You and the gotta-have-it glitter polish, More Than a Glimmer.  What we love about this silver, pink and teal glitter is that it starts as a milky base then dries with a matte finish.

Think Pink: OPI Pink of Hearts Tutorial

We always recommend starting with a base coat to prep nails for your color polish.  This will help keep polish from chipping.  Let the base coat dry before applying your color coat.  Starting with Pink-ing of You, apply polish in three strips – start in the middle of the nail, then apply a strip of color to each side.  Wait a couple of minutes then apply a second color coat.

Once your color dries, apply More Than a Glimmer as your top coat.  For more glitter, apply more than one coat.  Keep in mind, this glitter polish has a matte finish.  If you prefer a shiny finish, complete the look with a top coat.

Instead of glitter, you could top your pink shade with the cute decals from the duo.  Included in the set are 10 pink ribbon decals and 10 crystal decals.  Mix and match for a look that’s all your own.  If you want to get the look pictured, we recommend applying your base coat, then two coats of Pink-ing of You.  Apply the pink ribbon decals where you’d like and apply one coat of top coat to each nail.  Finish with your crystal decal.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this nail tutorial!  Check back soon for another tutorial on a hot nail trend for fall.

Until next time… stay tuned and stay beautiful!
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