Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Happy 11th Birthday To Us!

It's hard to believe that it was 11 years ago that we started beautystoredepot in a small 100 square foot room at the back of a salon.  My...how we have grown and how things in the industry have changed!  One thing that hasn't changed is our company philosophy of providing our customers with the absolute best products, at the best price, and with amazing and personalized customer service.

Over the years several trends have come and gone throughout the beauty industry.  Where we once relied on magazines for our top beauty news, we now rely more on blogs and online articles.  Makeup trends continue to come and go..and this will never change.  The one beauty trend that will never go away is the desire to have young, healthy, glowing skin and the confidence that comes along with it.  That being said, I thought I would list some of my favorite beauty products that I simply can't go without and have amazing results.

  • Clarisonic - I purchased my very first Clarisonic in my mid-twenties (almost 15 years ago) and have been hooked ever since.  My husband laughs at me because I take it everywhere, even for just one night!  I saw such an immediate change in the look and feel of my skin that it was simply undeniable.  If you don't own one, buy one now!  Not only will it clean your face 3-5x better than washing with your hands alone, because of the deeper cleanse your other beauty products will work even better and penetrate deeper.  
  • Obagi Vitamin C Serum - Another product that I started using in my mid-twenties.  The days I forget, I can immediately notice my skin doesn't have that amazing glow.  If you're just starting out, go with the 10% and then you can work your way up.  
  • Elta MD Sun Care - I started using the sunscreen when my husband brought some home to try.  I was reluctant (I'll be honest, when I use something that works I typically don't switch) but I was SO happy I gave it a shot.  BEST SUNSCREEN EVER!  I personally use the Broad Spectrum SPF 30.  It's lightweight, doesn't break me out, and feels amazing!
  • gloMinerals gloLiquid Lips - I rarely wear lipgloss and never wear lipstick.  I simply can't stand the feel of a lipstick.  When I do wear anything, it's been gloLiquid Lips for over 10 years now.  I LOVE the Darling color.  It's neutral and goes with anything.  Practically everytime I wear it I receive compliments, but I suppose that could be because I am actually wearing makeup!
  • Billy Jealousy Salad Days Body Scrub - This bottle is huge, smell is amazing, and it's gentle enough to be used daily.  Leaves my skin so incredibly soft.  
  • gloMinerals Smoky Eye Kit - I was never able to achieve the smoky eye look until this amazing kit!  The directions made it so easy and allowed me to make it my own too.  
  • Avene Thermal Spring Water - I started out just using this to set my makeup and now use it for all kinds of things:  son's diaper rash, kids booboos, everyday after washing my face, and periodically throughout the day if my skin starts to feel a little dry.  

We wouldn't be where we are today without YOU!  Thank you!  Our customers are our #1 priority here at beautystoredepot and to thank you, we want to pass even more savings your way!  In celebration of our birthday, use code: CELEBRATE at checkout and receive 25% OFF!  Want more?  You got it!  If you haven't already signed up for our newsletter and email updates, sign up and receive a FREE GIFT with your next purchase!  And don't forget at beautystoredepot shipping is ALWAYS FREE!

Until next time, stay beautiful!

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

5 Easy Steps To Keep That Youthful Glow

Let’s be honest……a lot of aging is simply genetics, but there are things we all can do to slow down the aging process and to keep our skin healthy and glowing.  Even better?  These are simple things and they don’t have to break the bank.


  1. STAY HYDRATED:  This important step requires little except for time and effort.  We all get busy, but even just making it a point to drink a full glass of water before every meal can and will make a huge difference in your overall body performance AND your skin.  Just start carrying your Yeti or Tumbler full off water and keep it with you at all times.  You will be shocked how much more you drink by simply having it nearby.
  2. WASH YOUR FACE TWICE A DAY:   This step sounds easy, but many of us aren’t washing our face enough per day and/or not properly.  WASH YOUR HANDS PRIOR TO CLEANING YOUR FACE!  Some people simply never thought of this step, but it is a huge one!  If you are washing your face with dirty hands, you are simply defeating the purpose.  You also want to make sure you are using lukewarm water (not too hot and not too cold), using the correct cleanser for your skin type, rinsing cleanser thoroughly, and (in my opinion) using some sort of cleansing brush.  They remove dirt and debris 3-5x better than washing with your hands and many also come with anti-aging massage settings.
  3. USE A VITAMIN CVitamin C has been proven time and time again through research to be an amazing anti-aging fighter.  Not only can it prevent issues from arising with its antioxidant benefits, but it also leads to better hydration, evening out skin tone, revitalizing skin surface, and keeping your skin younger….longer!  I prefer a serum that I use after washing and before my sunscreen, but there are a ton of selections to choose from.  I have personally seen the difference in a dear friend who started using a Vitamin C and sunscreen combo years ago.  She looks years younger than she did prior to beginning the regiment!  
  4. USE A SUNSCREEN....EVERYDAY!:   I am so thankful for my mother in law telling me to start wearing sunscreen daily when I was in my 20’s.  It has saved my skin and I definitely see the difference in how I have aged versus many friends who still do not wear a sunscreen daily.  Sun exposure (even just driving in the car) over time WILL AGE YOU so simply put it on in the morning under your make up or buy a tinted sunscreen or buy a makeup with sunscreen.  There are so many options that there’s definitely a perfect fit for everyone’s skin type and routine.
  5. GET ENOUGH SLEEPI could write an entire blog on how sleep deprivation effects your skin.  The smallest things effect proper sleep too…..from making sure you aren’t using devices right before bed, taking some deep breaths to calm your body, too harsh of sheets damaging skin, bags under eyes, breakouts, dehydrated skin….the list goes on and on!  Make an effort to get your 8 hours of proper sleep and you will not only see a difference in your entire body, but also your skin.

I know some of you are overwhelmed by the idea of having to add more products to your routine, but DON’T BE!  We are here to help and below are a few links to get you started.  Don’t forget you can also always call us and speak to one of our courteous professionals.

If you’re searching for the perfect cleanser, you need to first know your skin type (normal, oily, dry, combo).

  • Normal Skin Cleanser:  My personal favorite is Brave Soldier Clean Skin.  It lasts forever and is only $18!
  • Dry Skin Cleanser:  If you happen to have sensitive skin along with dryness, then definitely check out Avene.
  • Oily Skin Cleanser:  With oily skin it is even more important to make sure you are washing your face AM and PM to remove the access oil and debris that can lead to breakouts.
  • Combination Skin Cleanser:  I have spoken to many customers that struggle with finding the perfect cleanser.  Often times it is the addition of another product (like a moisturizer) that is needed in order to achieve the optimal result.

Don’t forget to use code COOL15 at checkout to receive an additional 15% off your order.  And here at beautystoredepot shipping is ALWAYS FREE! 

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