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Summer and winter are the two most extreme seasons – the weather is at its hottest or coldest and beauty regimens must be edited and managed accordingly.  Now that temperatures are reaching the 90s and beyond, it is essential to help yourself stay cool while still looking polished and put together.  Seems almost an oxymoron, I know, but I have found a handful of  Beauty Products to Help you Beat the Heat, stay cool, feel refreshed and  look beautiful despite the rising temperatures.

Cooling Beauty Products For the Face

urban decay chill makeup setting sprayUrban Decay Chill Makeup Setting Spray – The first place most people will notice the extreme heat effects is on the face – mainly their makeup.  Makeup is harder to wear, it doesn’t last all day and it cannot withstand the blazing hot sun when out and about.  The best solution is to introduce a makeup setting spray to apply each morning to help prevent makeup meltdown.  This particular one from Urban Decay has become my summer must have because of the light refreshing feeling it gives when I spray it over my makeup after I have finished in the morning.  I find that my makeup stays looking fresher longer and even works great mid day for a quick pick-me-up.  Hold 6-8 inches away and spray lightly over the entire face.  Eyeshadow, foundation, blush – all last longer for me when I use this spray.

Available for $27.00 at Sephora.

Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel MasquePeter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Masque – Even though temps are high and everyone’s skin seems oilier than ever, dehydration is often just as much a problem during the summer months as it is during the winter ones.  Using a masque once to twice a week to help restore moisture and calm skin is one answer to combating this issue.  This cucumber gel masque has saved me this summer after too many hours in the sun or just as a refresher to give my skin a moisture boost.  I like to keep mine in the refrigerator for an added boost of cool – and as a bonus, this masque can be used under the eyes to reduce puffiness.

Available for $45 at Sephora.

H2O+ oasis mistH2O+ Oasis Mist – This oil-free hydrating mist is the perfect on-the-go refresher for when you’re in need of a quick dose of hydration.  Perfect for at the beach, after the gym or an afternoon in the park, this energizing mist instantly revives and soothes the skin, as well as provide instant hydration and energy to the skin. It also gives great antioxidant protection against the elements.

Available for $17.00 at Ulta.

Cooling Beauty Products for the Body

Bliss Super Minty Soap n'ScrubBliss Super Minty Soap n’Scrub – Though this is a summer beauty post, I love this body scrub all year round.  The fresh peppermint scent will open up your senses, and then the cooling sensation will invigorate the body during your morning shower.  It truly is the best wake up remedy that you will actually look forward to.

Available  $32.00 at Blissworld.

Elemis Instant Refreshing GelElemis Spa at Home Instant Refreshing Gel – I have nick-named this product – stress relief in a bottle.  This multi-functional, instant revitalizing gel is the answer to tired legs and muscle tension.  After I walk home from work each night, I find my feet and legs are so swollen from the heat that they actually begin to ache.  As soon as I get through the door and kick off my shoes, this is the first thing I do when I sit down.  I massage all over my legs and feet and find it helps to soothe and reduce any swelling from the heat.  With ingredients such a Camphor, Menthol and Witch Hazel, the refreshing gel gives instant and immediate relief.

Available for $52 at timetospa.com.

 Jason Aloe Vera Gel

JASON Aloe Vera 98% Gel – I don’t think it is officially summer until you have spent too much time out in the sun and wearing a bathrobe is the only thing your skin can tolerate when you get home.  Not advised but yet often inevitable, if this does happen, using a product to immediately soothe and heal the skin is the best solution.  The JASON Aloe Vera 98% Gel formula is concentrated yet non-oily, so it is easy to apply all over.  It will quickly soothe any dry, irritated or red skin immediately with Allantoin and Vitamin B5.

Available for $13.45 at Drugstore.com.

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Turkey has been consumed, food coma followed, folks got trampled for Black Friday deals but now it’s time to sit back and let your fingers do all the walking.  It’s Cyber Monday, girls…so you know what that means. Digital deals galore. Get clicking!


DEAL:  H2O Plus Blockbuster Bestsellers Bag that contains 11 of H2O top selling products. A $72 value now $26.50
WHEN: Cyber Monday to the end of the holiday season (while supplies last)

Elemental Herbology:

A professional and home spa skincare range, Elemental Herbology combines bio-active ingredients with sophisticated technology and luxurious plant oils to create high performance, nutritious skincare

DEAL: Free Shipping on all order $40 and over plus free shipping

DEAL: Gift with purchase on all orders over $100 plus free shipping.

WHEN: Cyber Monday until 12/21


John Masters Organics

A luxury beauty line that treats the Earth with respect, John Masters Organics is dedicated to producing a full range of skin, hair and body products made with organic and wild-crafted ingredients from all over the world

DEAL: 25%  off the entire collection of all natural products. Use Code: HOLIDAY12

WHEN: Now until FRIDAY, 12/21


*Does not apply to the 35 oz. size products


Based on the scientifically founded teachings of Sebastian Kneipp, these holistic body care products work naturally using plant essences and other pure ingredients

DEAL:  Buy 3 full size herbal baths and get one free.

WHEN: Cyber Monday until  11/29

WHERE: www.kneippus.com

Shu Uemura

DEAL: 20% off plus free shipping on all orders over $50. Enter Promo code WISH2012 at checkout

WHEN: Cyber Monday through November 27th


Mally Beauty

DEAL: 25% off all face products with code 25FACE. Email subscriber receive 25% off all items online.

WHEN: Cyber Monday

WHERE: www.mallybeauty.com/cyber-monday

Votre Vu

DEAL: Free shipping on all orders + Free French accents mascara with every purchase

WHEN: Cyber Monday

WHERE: www.votrevu.com


A luxurious French-based line offering an innovative skincare collection worldwide, NUXE uses natural botanical active ingredients to deliver effective results for their customers


WHEN: Cyber Monday



DEAL: $25 off all purchases $100and up with  Promo Code: CYBERMONDAY

WHEN: Cyber Monday

WHERE: www.murad.com


DEAL: AHAVA will offer a FREE Extreme Night Treatment ($72 value) with orders over $40 with code CYBERTREAT

WHEN: Available exclusively on Cyber Monday (Monday, November 26th)

WHERE:  http://www.ahavaus.com/


DEAL: 50% savings on select luxury items

DEAL: 30% on beloved bliss and Remede bundles and sets,

DEAL:  20% on a selection of Bliss, Remede and Elemis products

WHEN: Offer valid November 23rd – 27th

WHERE: www.blissworld.com


DEAL: Shop the online version of Stila’s coveted LA Warehouse Sale. Enjoy deals of up to 80% off.

WHEN: Offer valid Monday, November 26th – Sunday, December 2nd

WHERE: www.stilacosmetics.com


USDA Organic line of skincare products. See my review here.

DEAL: 50% off all Nourish Products using promo core “CYBER” at check out

WHEN: Cyber Monday

WHERE: www.NourishUSDA.com

Super Goop

DEAL: FREE “Stocking Stuffer Kit” ($24.50 value) with every purchase over $40.  Inclusive of Supergoop!

WHEN: Cyber Monday


Mineral Fusion

DEAL: 20% off of the entire site PLUS free shipping on all orders  over $50

WHEN: Cyber Monday to November 30th



DEAL:  Shoppers who spend $100 will receive $20 off their purchase

WHEN: Cyber Monday

WHERE: www.beautybar.com

DEAL: All WrinkleMD products will be 20% off, and shoppers will receive free refill patch treatments with any WrinkleMD purchase

WHEN:  Cyber Monday until  November 30th

WHERE: www.beautybar.com

Dr. Dennis Gross

DEAL: 20-30% Off Jumbo Sizes

WHEN: Cyber Monday

WHERE: www.dgskincare.com

DEAL: Friends and Family receive 25% off with code FF2012

WHEN: Cyber Monday to November 27th

WHERE: www.dgskincare.com

DEAL: Free Vitamin D Serum – Oil with purchase of  $50 or more. Use code Cyber12

WHEN: Cyber Monday

WHERE: www.dgskincare.com


DEAL: FREE mark fashion and beauty gift set (valued at $72) with any $40 or grater. Use code MKCYBER

WHEN: Cyber Monday

WHERE: www.meetmark.com


DEAL: 25% off all orders, and a special *gift with purchase* for orders over $200!

WHEN: Cyber Monday

WHERE: www.LovelySkin.com

Dr. Hauschka Skin Care

A holistic skin care brand among discerning consumers and celebrities, Dr.Hauschka Skin Care is comprised of 100% natural products that are formulated with only the highest botanical and mineral ingredients 


WHEN: Cyber Monday



DEAL: $100 off purchase of Tria Hair Removal Laser and Skin Perfecting Blue Light products. Use the discount code SHOP100

WHEN: Cyber Monday to November 27th


21 Drops

A thoroughly modern experience in aromatherapy that empowers, inspires and balances for a healthier, more creative way of living

DEAL: Free shipping n all orders



Nobody looks forward to a Thanksgiving food coma more than I do (Ok, maybe you do but we will never know).  I am usually lulled to sleep earlier than usual only to wake up in the wee hours of the morning with pie crumbs around my face and nothing much to do. A few years ago I started checking out online Black Friday deals because I was never moved to rush out into the cold craziness that is traditional Black Friday shopping. This year, I’ve rounded up some great beauty deals that can be had online on Black Friday and beyond. I have also included deals from other sources that may not be a complete zoo on Black Friday. So, grab your nice little list and let’s go stimulate the economy!


DEAL: 75% off Behind the Scenes Eye Primer/Shadow Duo plus Serenity Eye Shadow single pot. Selling for $10 retail value of $40!

WHEN: Black Friday

WHERE: Sephora and Sephora inside JCPenney


DEAL: Stila Merry & Bright Palette and Lip Glaze Set

WHEN: Available exclusively on Black Friday (Friday, November 23rd)

WHERE:  Exclusively at Sephora for $10

DEAL:  Buy one, get one free promotion on the Jingle All the Way Travel Palette. The palette contains a Convertible Color and six stunning eye shadows for creating wintery looks or a bold smoky eye in a matter of minutes.

WHEN: Black Friday

WHERE:  Stila Cosmetics Facebook page



DEAL: Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color Collection for $49 (a $140 value)

WHEN: Available exclusively on Black Friday (Friday, November 23rd)

WHERE: www.UrbanDecay.com

DEAL: Smoked Palette + FREE Double Ended 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set for $49 (a $77 value)

WHEN: Available exclusively on Black Friday (Friday, November 23rd)

WHERE: www.UrbanDecay.com


DEAL: 25% off and free shipping using promo code “GREEN” at check out

WHEN: Black Friday, November 23rd

WHERE:  www.NourishUSDA.com


DEAL: 30% off all Vapour products (except samples) using promo code blackfriday12 at check out

WHENBlack Friday – Cyber Monday: 

WHERE:  www.VapourBeauty.com


DEAL: $25 off any $100 purchase with code BLACKFRIDAY

WHEN: Black Friday

WHERE: Murad.com


DEAL: 20% off orders of $50 or more. Enter the code FRIENDS2012  at checkout.

WHEN: November 21st – November 26th)



DEAL40% off all Lumene products!

WHEN: Black Friday, November 23rd

WHERE: Walgreens and Walgreens.com


DEAL: 29 brands are participating in a gift with purchase in store and online, including top brands Jo Malone, Clarisonic, Smashbox, Clarins, Jimmy Choo, Prada and more!

Here are some examples of the offers:

  • With an $85 Kiehl’s purchase, receive Crème de Corps, Clearly Corrective, Rosa Artica Lightweight and Rosa Artica eye in a Kiehl’s pouch, both online and in stores
  • With your $75 Estee Lauder purchase, receive deluxe size samples of Estee Lauder ‘Re-Nutriv’ Ultimate Lift Age-Correcting Crème and ‘Re-Nutriv’ Ultimate Lift Age-Correcting Eye Crème. Gifted items are up to a $78 value, available both online and in stores
  • With a $350 La Mer purchase, receive Crème de La Mer, The Eye Concentrate, The Regenreating Serum, and The Cleansing Foam, both online and in stores
  • With a $125 YSL purchase, receive a small pouch, Paris TOA, Noir Radical Mascara, Forever Youth Eye Cream 3ML, Gommage 15ML, and a Forever Youth Liberator Serum 1ML, both online and in stores
  • Additionally on Black Friday, Nordstrom will have Buy 2, Get 1 Free Nail Polish deal valid online and in store on November 23rd (while supplies lasts): Purchase two nail colors from Deborah Lippmann, butter LONDON, THE NEW BLACK or Nordstrom Nail Color and receive a third polish (of equal or lesser value) from the same brand FREE!
WHEN: Black Friday
WHERE: Nordstrom and Nordstrom.com


DEAL: AHAVA will offer 40% off site-wide with code BLACKFRIDAY

WHEN: Offer valid November 21st – 25th

WHERE:  Ahavaus.com


DEAL:  Bath & Body Works Black Friday VIP Bag  includes everything below  and is $20 with any $40 in-store purchase (over $100 value)

  • Cashmere Glow Body Lotion 8 oz
  • Cashmere Glow Shower Gel 10 oz
  • Paris Men’s Shower Gel 10 oz
  • Paris Amour Body Lotion 8 oz
  • Sparkling Pink Champagne Anti-Bac Foaming Hand Soap
  • Mini Candle in Cranberry Bellini
  • Gauze Sponge

WHEN: Black Frday

WHERE: Body Shop Stores



DEAL: 50% savings on select luxury items!  Also, save 30% on beloved bliss and Remede bundles and sets, and save 20% on a selection of Bliss, Remede and Elemis products

WHEN: Black Friday to Cyber Monday

WHERE: Blissworld.com



drugstore.com will be offering Facebook exclusive offers to all fans. The deals extend across all categories and will be revealed at random each day leading up to Black Friday. On Black Friday, the number of deals offered will increase in both number and value.

26 total deals; 4 deals per day Mon-Thurs, 10 deals on Friday

Deals range in value, lowest $0.99

A progress bar on the app lets people know how much time is left on each deal and when the next one will be revealed

All deals are stackable

All deals are Facebook exclusive

WHEN: Throughout the week of November 19th

WHERE: drugstore.com; Check out the brand’s Facebook page for the exclusive offers


What’s in a name?  Practically everything if you ask me!  So it should come as no surprise that my experience with any of Bliss’ products was just that – blissful.  As a long proponent of the Triple Oxygen Facial at the spas, I was thrilled to achieve that same glow in the comfort of my own home using the Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask.  Though I highly doubt my tiny, pre-war nyc apartment could impart the same feelings of comfort of a Bliss spa, but let’s go with it, shall we?  Touted as one of their signature menu items, the Triple Oxygen facial delivers oxygen to the skin “like a breath of fresh air”, and then combines vitamins and powerful enzymes – to achieve the noted results of invigorated and glowing skin.  The Instant Energizing Mask mimics many of the same properties as the facial delivering oxygen to the skin through its innovative Fluid02 technology and using Vitamin C and anti-oxidants to help erase free-radical damage and give the skin a lighter, tighter appearance.

The texture of the gel is lightweight and cooling.


As you apply to wet skin, it begins to foam.


After a few minutes, the foam should cover the skin. Rinse at this time.

The texture of the mask is a lightweight and cooling gel that is to be applied to a damp face.  Almost immediately as I began smoothing the gel onto my face, it began to foam up and produce a slight tingling sensation which felt more refreshing than alarming.  After the instructed 3-5 minutes, rinse off the remaining foam and skin is left feeling glowing and radiant.  For me, my skin immediately felt smoother, more toned and extremely well hydrated.  Any moisturizer that I followed with seemed to instantly melt right into my skin.  Suggested use is 1-2 times/wk, but I may have been engaging in mask-like behavior for as much as 3-4 times per week.  With results like this, who could blame me?  Finding one’s bliss is strictly personal.

The Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask is available at Sephora and the Bliss website, and retails for $54.00.

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If you don’t think QVC when you think Beauty, think again…

You know how much we love amazing skin/ skin care at This That Beauty and we are staunch advocates of at-home peels. If you want to take baby steps into the chemical peeling world, try Bliss Incredi-‘peel’ Resurfacing Overnight Peel Pads. The convenient, no-rinse peel pads create an overnight facial effect in a single step. Innovative technology releases exfoliating glycolic acid over time for serious skin renewal.

One of the fastest ways to look your absolute best is to whiten your smile. If you are like me and indulge in daily coffee, you will understand the value of a good at home whitening system. GO SMiLE Double Action Teeth Whitening System has 24 ampules that when used according to directions, will yield results in 12 days.

Clarisonic PLUS uses sonic technology to deeply yet gently cleanse pores of dirt and makeup more effectively than manual cleansing without abrasion or harsh chemicals. If you have been thinking about getting this beauty gadget, now is the time.  And with QVC’s offer of three easy payments, there is really no reason to delay. Clarisonic is waterproof and rechargeable and prepares skin to effectively absorb skin care products.

Nuface‘s unique technology uses microcurrent, or soft waves, to increase facial strength and tone, delivering both immediate and long-term results. Lately I’ve been getting into Nuface  for forehead and marionette lines. With your first few uses there is definitely a lift but it is a cumulative effect and you have to keep using it. Again if you want to up your gadget game, Nuface is something for you to try.

Have you ever wanted the pro like ombre eye but just couldn’t get the angle right? Mally is taking all the guess work out of it with Professional Shadow Lift and Shadow Tape Kit. According to Mally,  “the shadows are designed to deliver a beautiful ombre look, emphasizing the right parts of the eye. The tape keeps the user from drawing the eye down with misapplication.” The set includes one 0.28-oz Mally’s Shadow Secret Eye Shadow Palette, with Whipped Cream, a beige shade; Macchiato, a shimmering brown shade; Mocha, a brown shade; and Coffee Bean, a deep shimmering brown shade, 40 pieces of tape and one double ended brush.

Felicia wearing The Wrap up by Sarah Potempa

Want that perfect top knot, bun or pony?  Try  Sarah Potempa The Wrap-UpThe Wrap-Up is able to be customized to any length or thickness of hair. It is made with a strong, flexible base that holds hair in a bun without any pins. The fabric prevents snags and does not pull on hair. . . and it is designed to stay completely hidden.  I am  wearing it here. Sarah Potempa The Wrap-Up can also be used to set hair overnight, adding volume and natural waves.

More new Beauty en route from at QVC:

Algenist Targeted Deep Wrinkle Minimizer –  A concentrated gel that primes the skin, immediately smoothing the appearance of lines and deep wrinkles over time. The power of alguronic acid combined with other key ingredients helps to minimize the look of deep wrinkles and even out skin texture creating a more youthful appearance.

Algenist Anti-Aging Skin Care Three-Piece Discovery Kit – This three-piece kit offers an introduction to the advanced, rejuvenating power of Algenist products, which feature the key anti-aging ingredient alguronic acid. The kit features Concentrated Serum, Anti-Aging Moisturizer and Complete Eye Renewal Balm. The products were formulated to help boost radiance, improve skin firmness and minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles

Alterna Caviar Perfect Iron Spray and Blowout Creme Duo – This hair care duo helps create lasting results while providing protection against the damaging effects of heat and styling tools. Alterna Caviar Perfect Iron Spray is heat activated and locks in moisture, smoothing the hair. Alterna Caviar Blowout Creme creates sleek, smooth blowouts with radiant shine by conditioning hair and protecting against heat damage.

Fresh Elixir Ancien Oil –  Fresh Elixir Ancien Oil is hand-blended in a monastery to preserve the ancient tradition of oil therapy. Formulated with a precious blend of pure oils and anti-aging extracts designed to help smooth and renew the complexion, this oil is a beauty regimen must.

HairMax Lux Nine Hair Growth LaserComb – The HairMax Lux Nine Hair Growth LaserComb uses laser phototherapy to gently nourish hair follicles and stimulate new hair growth in men and women with certain degrees of hereditary hair loss. The handheld device contains nine medical lasers and is designed for convenient use in the privacy of one‟s home. In clinical studies, results were seen in 16 weeks.* (*Individual results may vary.)

IT Cosmetics Anti-Aging Celebration Foundation with Brush –  A foundation, which is infused with anti-aging actives and boosts of healthy hydration that help skin stay smooth and radiant. Available in five shades, there‟s a tone perfect for every complexion. A healthy dose of anti-aging antioxidants help fight free-radical attack, while rose and aloe work together to harmonize skin, and hydrolyzed collagen and real silk help to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

IT Cosmetics Anti-Aging Celebration Foundation with Brush – IT Cosmetics has launched its first foundation, which is infused with anti-aging actives and boosts of healthy hydration that help skin stay smooth and radiant. Available in five shades, there‟s a tone perfect for every complexion. A healthy dose of anti-aging antioxidants help fight free-radical attack, while rose and aloe work together to harmonize skin, and hydrolyzed collagen and real silk help to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Josie Maran Argan Illuminating Body Butter  – This velvety, lightweight and hydrating body butter has been whipped to perfection with Josie Maran’s signature ingredient, argan oil. The unique creamy butter easily revitalizes skin and restores softness while helping to improve skin’s overall texture. Delicate luminizers impart a subtle shimmer that leaves skin with a healthy-looking glow.

Laura Geller Dream Creams Concealer and Highlighter – Mix and match to conceal imperfections perfectly with the Laura Geller Dream Creams Concealer and Highlighter Palette. This compact includes four creamy stripes of customizable pigment for complete and weightless coverage. The matching highlighter enhances skin tone and creates desired luminosity. Available in two shades: Porcelain/Fair and Regular/Tan.

LightStim for Wrinkles Handheld LED Light Device – LightStim is an LED light-therapy medical device that has been cleared by the FDA for the treatment of periorbital wrinkles, helping to achieve youthful-looking skin by treating the wrinkles around the eyes, including crow’s feet. Clinically proven to be effective in the visible reduction of the appearance of wrinkles, this handheld device uses LED light technology to penetrate the top layer of skin, helping to enhance collagen production, and is easy, quick and non-invasive. The device provides gentle, soothing and relaxing warmth as it operates and can be used in conjunction with a daily skin care regimen.

Lipstick Queen Liptropolis Lipstick Collection – Lipstick Queen Liptropolis Lipstick Collection features three fashionable, city-centric lip shades designed to be the ultimate accessory in New York City style. The buildable, weightless lipsticks are infused with shea butter, avocado oil and jojoba seed oil to impart a smooth, soft finish with long-lasting color that glides evenly over lips without depositing excess color. The trio includes Central Park, a refined peach hue, Soho, a fashionable red hue, and Upper East, an elegant nude hue.

PaloVia At-Home Skin Renewing Laser System – The PaloViaTM Skin Renewing LaserTM is the first FDA-cleared, at-home fractional laser clinically proven to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes. Now, for the first time, the same patented fractional laser technology that has been used by dermatologists for approximately a decade has been adapted for use at home. The PaloVia laser delivers a visible improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in just one month and as little as three to four minutes a day. In fact, in a clinical study, a panel of doctors specializing in dermatology and plastic surgery reported a noticeable reduction in the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes in 92 percent of participants after one month of daily treatments.*

Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester 15 – Vitamin C Ester 15 represents one of Dr. Perricone’s most advanced revolutionary technologies. Patented for topical application, the 15 percent concentration of vitamin C ester is the highest available in any Dr. Perricone product, making it a powerful treatment to help fight free-radical attack.

Vitamin C Ester 15 is a nighttime treatment that helps achieve the look of a healthy, glowing complexion. Composed of natural vitamin C fused with a fatty acid derived from palm oil, it creates a fat-soluble chemical bond. This formula helps maintain the firmness of skin to dramatically improve texture and restore the radiance and glow of youthful skin.

philosophy amazing grace fine perfume, 2-ounce limited edition – This fine perfume features the purest, finest form of amazing grace fragrance to deliver an aromatic experience unlike any other. Featuring the most concentrated blend of the classic, clean floral bouquet, this fine perfume enhances everything you love about amazing grace to provide the richest, longest-lasting scent.

philosophy help me spf 30 retinol day treatment – This daytime retinol treatment with SPF 30 is designed to give skin a youthful-looking glow, while providing protection from the sun. The new formula is designed to enhance the benefits of a retinol treatment. It leaves the skin with a natural-looking, smooth finish by delivering retinol to the skin and protecting it with SPF 30.

Sarah Potempa BEACHWAVER Rotating Curling Iron with Clips and CombThis innovative styling tool is a quick, foolproof way to achieve the A-list look that Sarah creates for her celebrity clients every day. With its unique, motorized rotational barrel, the BEACHWAVERTM does all the work with just the touch of a button. Follow the step-by-step guide included with the iron and watch how easy it is to get red carpet ready. This tool is ideal for those who desire trendy waves, but don‟t have the time or skills or do it on their own.

MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Invisible Coverage Foundation with Brush – MAKE UP FOR EVER‟s HD Invisible Coverage Foundation is an oil-free formula that invisibly covers imperfections and provides medium coverage that blends seamlessly for a natural result. Suitable for all skin types, the foundation will nourish skin while helping to protect it from dryness.

Mally 24/7 Professional Gel Nail System – Mally‟s 24/7 Professional Gel Nail System isn‟t like any traditional nail polishes. Specially formulated, this gel polish will set to a gorgeous, shiny finish, giving the appearance of freshly manicured nails that lasts for up to two weeks bringing a professional nail system straight to the home. The system includes three fierce, eye-popping shades.

Mally Face Defender Foundation QVC Item #A226350 Approximately $45.00

Become instantly ageless with this smoothing and protecting foundation. Mally‟s innovative, oil-free liquid formula glides on velvety smooth and sets to a poreless finish. Anti-aging ingredients blend together to mattify and even skin tone, leaving skin looking soft and helping to diminish the look of fine lines.

SPACE.NK Eve Lom 100ml Cleanser and Three-Pack Muslin Cloths – Space NK presents a unique cleanser from Eve Lom created from a blend of four aromatic oils and cleansing agents that work to remove makeup and gently exfoliate skin. Complete with three muslin cloths for easy application, the cleanser rinses away leaving skin fresh and brighter-looking.

tarte Maracuja Oil Rollerball – Constant travel and a busy schedule should not interfere with any skincare regimen! Nourish skin on the go and out of town with this convenient new Maracuja Oil Rollerball. Pure maracuja oil intuitively creates firmer and smoother looking skin. Just a few drops can effectively act as a nighttime moisturizer to help diminish signs of aging while deeply nourishing skin.

tarte Amazonian Clay HD Body Bronzer with Body Buki Brush – Achieve a radiant glow all year long. Use the body buki brush to seamlessly apply the Amazonian Clay HD Body Bronzer to deliver just the right dose of sun-kissed glow while nourishing skin with beneficial ingredients.

tarte Rainforest Glow Full Coverage Liquid Body Bronzer – This nourishing body bronzer imparts a healthy looking faux glow as it moisturizes the skin. The stay-put finish of this revolutionary formula allows for a no-fuss, no-wait instant bronze-on-demand. Rainforest glow uses pure, maracuja oil to help nourish and hydrate skin.

Tria Beauty Skin Perfecting Blue Light and Bonus Cartridge – The Tria Skin Perfecting Blue Light is a revolutionary, FDA-cleared handheld acne device that brings effective, therapeutic power of blue light home. The Tria Skin Perfecting Blue Light uses gentle, non-UV light to eliminate acne-causing bacteria at the source – deep within the skin. The result is an elimination of blemishes, pimples and acne breakouts, and a brighter, clearer complexion.

Tria Beauty Next Generation At-Home Laser Hair Removal System – This revolutionary, hand-held hair removal laser features five settings that adjust to individual comfort levels as it targets dark pigment in hair and disables the hair follicle causing hair to gradually fall out. It provides long-lasting hair reduction. Tria is a must-have innovation for its at-home convenience and effectiveness. The hair removal laser is an innovative solution that delivers long-term results to help reduce the need to shave or wax in as little as six months of treatments.

WEN by Chaz Dean Summer Mango Coconut Cleansing Conditioner – WEN cleansing conditioners are a harmonious blend of herbs and natural ingredients that has been developed to replace shampoo. It can also be used as a leave-in conditioning treatment or a shaving cream. The newest limited edition scent, Summer Mango Coconut, is a universal variety that is suitable for all hair types, developed with an array of nourishing botanicals and essential oils to promote healthy-looking hair.

WEN by Chaz Dean Six Thirteen Replenishing Treatment Mist – WEN Six Thirteen Replenishing Treatment Mist takes hydration to the next level with a unique blend of amino acids, peptides, restorative extracts and botanicals to provide instant rejuvenation for the hair, face and body. When applied to damp hair, the mist adds moisture, softness and shine. It can also be used to refresh and revive dry, styled hair.


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Lately I’ve found myself on the road just a bit. A beauty press trip here, a family wedding there…let’s just say I’m racking up my fair share of frequent flyer mileage. And while I’m a girl who’s naturally attracted to scent, when traveling I heavily rely on scent to elevate my mood and calm my surroundings. I thought I’d share a few of my favorites with you:

NEST Travel Candle

I am nothing without this little travel friend. While I’m an all-day sucker for the fragrant floral arrangement of Peony Blanche, less girly types will appreciate Bamboo or Grapefruit, two incredibly soothing scents.

bliss Lemon + Sage Soapy Suds Body Wash + Bubbling Bath

When traveling, the best part of waking up (aside from room service) is bliss Lemon + Sage Soapy Suds Body Wash + Bubbling Bath. Nothing energizes my soul like this citrus-scented body wash. The lush, whipped lather makes turning off the shower impossible!

fresh Citron de Vigne Shower Gel

I like to call this my “wind down” wash. Though slightly effervescent, the earthy, sensual qualities of dark almond, musk, and white sandalwood make this the perfect end-of-day simmer down scent.

Lavanila Healthy Roller Ball Fragrance

It’s pretty, portable, and plane friendly. For tranquil travels, I highly recommend Vanilla Lavender, a blend of Spanish Lavender, rose absolute, violet leaves, and Madagascar vanilla.


Travel well!

When I think spa treatment, never before has the thought been on lips, but at a recent Bliss event at the W Hotel, I was introduced to a spa treatment that is intended just for lips! “Fabulips” by Bliss, is a four step process to soften, smooth and dare I say — encourage kissable lips. The treatment goes a little something like this:

Step 1: Refresh with the Foaming Lip Cleanser – This first of its kind lip shampoo with cocoa butter, shea butter and rice bran extract, foamed and expanded when I applied it to my lips. To test the efficacy of this lip shampoo, I applied a lip stain moments before applying the cleanser and it did a good job of cleaning my lips.

Step 2: Retexturize with Sugar Lips Scrub – What better way to polish your pucker than with an oil and sugar based scrub, formulated with almond and walnut shell? I can’t think of any.

Step 3: Rejuvenate with the Lip Plumper – This step uses peptides and cork tree extract to plump the lips and prepare them for pouting perfection.

Step 4: Replenish with the Softening Lip Balm – This is the final step to the perfect pucker. It contains shea butter, ultra moisturizing jojoba oil and vitamin E.

At the Bliss event after my lip treatment, I wasn’t convinced that Fabulips really made a difference. However, once I got home and was able to apply the Refresh and Retexturize steps with my finger tip, (rather than the cotton swab used at the event) my lips were super soft and I was happy with the results. Bliss, I am a believer! *taps bible*

Products are available at Bliss Spas, www.blissworld.com, www.sephora.com and bliss catalog 888 243 8825

This post is written by ThisThatBeauty Contributor, Christene Carr. For more: @ChristeneCarr  on Twitter and  www.christenecarr.com

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What self respecting Beauty Girl does not like beauty booty? I, for one, live for it. While supplies last, customers who visit www.beauty.com/yigal and spend $100 or more will receive the Yigal Azrouël “Y bag” and 12 deluxe beauty samples ($130 value), including:

1. Bliss® Triple Oxygen™ Instant Energizing Mask
2. Smashbox Limitless Long Wear Lip Gloss SPF 15
3. FULL SIZE Essie® Nail Polish in assorted shades
4. IT Cosmetics™ Brow Power™ Universal Eyebrow Pencil
5. Korres Guava Body Butter
6. Smashbox Photo Finish Luminizing Foundation Primer
7. H20+™ lip mender hydrating complex
8. Juice Beauty™ Cleansing Milk
9. GoSmile® Touch Up® Smile Perfecting Ampoule
10. Talika Instant Manicure
11. FULL SIZE Boscia® Green Tea Blotting Linens
12. Jonathan Product® Redo Freshen-Up Mist for Hair & Skin

I love to use beauty booty opportunities like this to get my beauty house in order for Spring/ Summer. At the start of each season I always survey my current makeup collection against emerging trends and make a few strategic purchases to fill in the blanks. Genius, right? 😉

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We all love great beauty booty. You know the routine…you spend a little and get a LOT! Starting July 16 through August 1st, During the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, the Cosmetic department provides their devoted beauty customers the opportunity to scoop up unique limited-edition items from a wide variety of brands, which are only available during this time.

This year, over 100 beauty brands are participating. Some highlights include MAC, Chanel, Juicy Couture, NARS, Kiehl’s, Laura Mercier, Marc Jacobs, Dior and Bobbi Brown.  As of July 16th, the sale goes live and customers both in store and online can purchase the limited-edition Nordstrom Beauty Exclusives.

Bobbi Brown “Must Haves” Collection ($75; $150 value)

Bobbi created an exclusive collection with a 5 well pan eyeshadow palette, dual ended brush, full size lipstick, Lip gloss Everything Mascara, Caviar Ink Gel Liner and Liner Brush.

Laura Mercier Fall “On the Go” Collection ($65; $163 Value)

Laura Mercier created an exclusive set featuring a full size Long Lash Mascara, Double ended exclusive lip glace, split pan exclusive cheek color duo, double ended eye brush (smudge/angled eye color) and a luxurious cosmetic bag.

MAC Look in a Box in Frisky Girl, Miss Violet and Tawny One ($49.50; $87 Value)

M·A·C Look in a Box offers one perfect, complete makeup look. Fancy yourself a fabulous Frisky Girl, a vehement Miss Violet or a totally Tawny One. Simply follow the how-to guide therein, et voila! Simplicity without duplicity—three personalities any girl would want to try on. A gift for all those wanting to make a great look, easy.

Juicy Couture Viva la Juicy Anniversary Gift Set ($75)

Answering the prayers of Juicy girls everywhere, Juicy Couture created this keep-sake hat box filled with their signature fragrance, body cream and compact mirror.

Deborah Lippmann All That Jazz Set ($40; $54 value)

This collection, includes 3 fashion forward colors in Razzle Dazzle, Some Enchanted Evening & Lady Sings the Blues in a silver signature box.

Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash Set ($34; $58 Value)

This supersized version of Bliss’ Fabulous Foaming Face Wash is more than double the size of the original cult favorite.  This two-in-one exfoliating face wash and fresh, fruity cleanser contains rose hip extract, milk thistle, passionflower and chamomile in a non-stripping formula that’s clean but never squeaky.

Kiehl’s Creme de Corps with Pump ($70.00; $89 Value)

With this jumbo version of Kiehl’s cult-favorite all-over body moisturizer, you are sure to not run out of stock until next anniversary sale rolls around.

Anthony Logistics Glycolic Cleanser ($35 for 32.0 oz; $80.00 Value)

The #1-selling product from Anthony Logistics For Men is super-sized for a super value. Glycolic Cleanser helps fight the effects of premature aging by helping to erase fine lines and wrinkles. It leaves the skin smooth and fresh and ready for shaving.

Chanel Quator Boutons de Chanel ($65)

Shade combinations ranging from matte to frost to satin for multiple looks, contrasting or complementary. Apply dry for subtle shadowing. Slightly moistened applicator gives a more intense shade. Organic polymer derivatives ensure smudge-proof long wear, particularly in high temperature or humidity. Dermatologist tested.

Dior Ready-to-Wear Palette ($54)

A deluxe palette of Ready-to-Wear shades, straight from the runway! Palette includes four eyeshadows, two lip glosses, a blush, a three-tone bronzer and mini brush applicators.

Lancome 4 Piece Brush set with black and coral bag ($59; $133 Value)

PURE Scent Spray by pureDKNY ($42)

Be the first to experience the new PURE by pureDKNY before its available anywhere else. A drop of vanilla sourced from Africa, a drop of goodwill. A soft floral scent with a signature vanilla accord. pureDKNY supports local communities by taking small steps to help make a difference, pure and simple.

Estée Lauder Pure Color Gloss by Tom Pecheux ($18)

Four limited-edition shades by Tom Pecheux, world-renowned makeup artist and Estée Lauder Creative Makeup Director. Tom chooses his favorite shades of the season—the colors he keeps in his personal tool kit and uses backstage at fashion shows and photo shoots. Pure Color is lip gloss with the power to light up your face. True Vision™ technology transforms ordinary color and makes it extraordinary. You’ll want them all.

Lancôme (Free Gift with any Lancôme purchase of $32.50; over $100.00 Value)

A must-have for any Lancôme addict.  Choose your basics, serum, color product and lip color encased in a stylish black tote emblazoned with a Parisian floral design.

Estée Lauder (Free Gift with any Estée Lauder purchase of $29.50; $110.00 Value)

Be rewarded for any Estée Lauder purchase during the Anniversary Sale with this delightful gift containing an assortment of must-have products.

La Prairie Anniversary gift with purchase (Free Gift with any La Prairie purchase of $300; $120 Value)

Enjoy a luxurious gift of La Prairie essentials including samples of Skin Caviar Luxe Eye Lift Cream, Anti-Aging Anti-Wrinkle Line filler, Cellular Cleansing Water & Cellular Hand Cream in a coveted La Prairie signature weaved bag.

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