Friday, January 31, 2014

Valentine's Day: Carnet de Mode

Carnet de Mode is an international marketplace providing a unique and cutting-edge selection of fashion items. Discovered in the heart of Paris, the most talented designers of tomorrow present their ready-to-wear and accessory collections. Garments, shoes, leather goods and jewelry with this ineffable French touch.
 
With Valentine's Day approaching, Carnet de Mode is offering the following deals:
 
Save 20% on over 200 select items.
Get up to 50% off on select Carnet de Mode items.
Sold es justqu'a 50 de reduction.
Save up to 70% on select items.
Sold es justqu'a 70 de reduction.
Get 15% off on everything. Includes sale items. Use code: CJ15P. (ongoing)
Get free shipping. Use code: FREEPORT. (ongoing)
Only $39 for a designer box + gift.
 
 French jewelry never looked so haute and I guarantee whoever wears anything from Carnet de Mode, will look and feel exquisite.
 
To get started shopping at Carnet de Mode, simply click here or the banner below...

Valentine's Day: JARED The Galleria of Jewelry

JARED's offer five times the selection of ordinary jewelry stores. They also price it well and present it with the help of a team of experts, thereby creating the ultimate jewelry shopping experience. You are going to want to be here this V-Day.
 
In fact, with Valentine's Day approaching us on Friday, February 14, 2014, so are the great offers at JARED's:

Free overnight shipping with no minimum purchase. Use code: 2DAJ0000001015. (Expires 2/2/14)
Free overnight shipping. Use code: LOVE0000001016. (Expires 3/31/14)
Free Shipping.
 
To get started shopping at JARED The Galleria of Jewelry, simply click here or click the banner below...

Nails Inc. London in Mayfair Mews

 
As part of the 2013 Christmas Cracker Collection, I must say that I truly do love Mayfair Mews. The Fibre Optic effect is amazing. Although this is described as a midnight blue, I do notice an intense violet effect in this particular polish. Either way, it's stunning and very unique...making it a true standout.
 
 

Valentine's Day: Kay Jewelers

As the #1 Jewelry Store in America, Kay knows that offering fine jewelry at a great price is only part of the story.  They are fully committed to providing a superior shopping experience - both online and in our stores. With their excellent reputation, customer service, return policy and free shipping promotions, you can be sure that Kay Jewelers is the place to be this Valentine's Day.
 
For Valentine's Day (Friday, February 14, 2014) Kay Jewelers is having the following deals:
 
Get up to 40% off select gemstone fashions.
Save up to 30% on artistry diamonds.
Save up to 30% on diamond earrings.
Get up to $1,500 off select bridal jewelry.
Save up to 25% on Citizen and Bulova watches.
Free overnight shipping. Use code: LOVE0000001016. (Expires 3/31/14)
Only $39.99 for a limited edition Sterling Silver locket charm.
Free Shipping.
 
With Valentine's Day approaching, the time is now to get your shopping done because as they say, every kiss begins with Kay.


To get started shopping, simply click here or click the banner below...

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Win a FREE $35 Gift Card to Skin1

Established in 1999 and located in the heart of Chicago, Skin1 is the authorized retailer of skin care, cosmetic, and hair care products. All of their products are received directly from the manufacturer, so everything is authentic.
 
Skin1 also offers free samples with every purchase, as well as, free shipping with NO order minimum. When you sign up for Skin1 email, you will receive various offers too. In fact, you can get 10% off your first purchase. Just use code: 10EM4.
 
I am giving away a $35 gift card to use Skin1.
 
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The brands available at Skin1 include...
 
100% Pure Cosmetics
Clarisonic
Ole Henriksen
Stila
3Lab
Fusion Beauty
Go Smile
Bliss
AHAVA
Borghese
Juice Beauty
OPI
Peter Thomas Roth
Jane Iredale
Oscar Blandi
Dr. Dennis Gross
Caudalie
Bare Minerals
Strivectin
Lash Food
Prevage MD
Murad
Colorscience Pro
Dr. Hauschka
June Jacobs
Dermalogica
Elemis
Miracle Skin Transformer
SeroVital
Glo Minerals
Dermablend
Cellex-C
Hempz
Mirabella
Lierac
Phyto
Nuface
Tweezerman
Glycolix
e Shave
The Art of Shaving
Barex
Suki
Talika
Celazome
Blinc
Joico
Serge Normant
Coverblend
Dermaquest
Revision Skin Care
Kinerase
Jack Black
Nia24
Obagi
Dr. Temt
Shrammek
Elta MD
John Masters Organics
Kaplan MD Beverly Hills
Nuxe
Osmotics
Payot
Fekkai
Klorane
La Bella Donna
Chi
AG Hair
and more...

I will be giving away several (5 lucky winners), so remember the more actions you take, the better chances you have of winning. Doing all of the above gives you more opportunities to win. Lets have some fun!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Product Reviews: Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel

One thing every girl needs is a great cleanser, however; one thing every woman wants is an amazing cleanser. When I use cleansers, I often forget to choose wisely and therefore find myself in a predicament most of the time. Either my skin reacts to it or it simply does nothing for me.

Recently, I discovered Dermalogica. Established in 1986, this internationally known skin care company truly epitomizes comprehensive yet serious therapy for our skin. I've heard of Dermalogica, but I never tried it before. When I visited Skin1.com I decided to try Dermalogica's Special Cleansing Gel. So, what did I think?


PROS
What I love about this cleanser is the fact that it lathers well. In fact, I have tried an array of gel-based cleansers that promise to lather and deep clean the skin. Although some were failures, this Dermalogica addition was not. It truly does live up to it's marketed approach, as it is gentle yet effective.

When it comes to using a cleanser that foams and deep cleans, I've always experienced a high degree of skin tightening that left my skin modestly dry. Luckily, with this cleansing product I didn't experience this problematic issue at all.

I love the idea that this cleanser is fortified with Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, as well as, oil. I also love the idea that it is also possesses Quillaja Saponaria Bark Extract and Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract.

Our skin's moisture barrier is important. In fact, our moisture barrier is so important it needs to be protected at all times. I've used several cleansers that have actually caused mine to become dry due to it's squeaky clean quality. And because of this, my skin would become irritated, as a result. With Dermalogica's Special Cleansing Gel my natural moisture barrier was protected. My skin was not stripped of it's natural oils. Even though my skin was cleansed thoroughly with this product, my moisture barrier was not agitated or destroyed.

I am one of those rare women who possess a different skin type depending on the season, as well as, the individual climate changes. My skin tends to lean towards combination/oily in the Spring season, as it leans towards combination oily/oily in the Summer season. In the Winter time, my skin is more combination/dry and combination/normal in the Fall. This product works incredibly well for me and my skin type.

With my combination skin that tends to change depending on the season and climate, I can honestly say that I have not suffered from any breakouts or skin irritations since using this product.

The formula itself is clear, but possesses a lightweight texture that I enjoy. I am not a fan of overly heavy or too thin of texture nor am I a fan of any cleanser that leaves that dreadful filmy texture after it's applied. Needless to say, I was quite pleased with the formula.

I truly think the scent in Dermalogica's Special Cleansing Gel is quite pleasing because it is clean. I can smell the lavender and it isn't overpowering, let alone synthetic. It is not loaded with perfume, so if you are one who hates robust scents, you will love this cleanser.

Dermalogica's Special Cleansing Gel works amazing with my Clarisonic Mia.


CONS
If you are looking for "beauty on a budget" where you spend under $10 on a face cleanser, you are not going to want to use this product, as it is $35 for an 8.4 oz.

Although this amazing Dermalogica addition possesses a modest amount of natural ingredients, it is not sulfate-free so I would not recommend this cleanser to anyone who is allergic to sulfates.

If you suffer from any allergies to Propylparabens or Methlyparabens, please refrain from using this cleansing gel. Even though these two ingredients are considered "frenemy" parabens, they have been known to cause tribulations in those with allergies.

I would not recommend this cleanser to those with incredibly sensitive skin.

Dermalogica's Special Cleansing Gel is available at your nearest Dermalogica retailer for $35. You can also purchase a value size for $52. Would I use this product again? Absolutely. In fact, I have decided to make this my primary cleanser. Would I recommend this product to a friend or family member? Absolutely. Don't settle for less, use one of the best. If you are looking for an amazing quality cleanser, this is the one for you.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Valentine's Day: Swarovski

Swarovski believes in sparkling people's lives with only the finest crystal items. They offer only imaginative products. And they do what they promise.
 
For Valentine's Day (2/14/14), Swarovski is offering the following deals that you don't want to miss...

Save up to 50% on select sale items.
Free shipping when you spend $95 or more.
 
To get started shopping at Swarovski - The Magic of Crystal, simply click here or click the banner below...

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Julep Nail Polish in Oscar

 
I have a confession to make, I am absolutely in love with Julep's Nail Polish in Oscar. I am not sure if it is because it is a gorgeous gold color or the fact that the nail polish itself is long-lasting and truly lives up to it's marketed promise. Either way, if you are looking for a vibrant yet intense gold glitter, I truly recommend Julep Nail Polish in Oscar.


Saturday, January 11, 2014

Nails Inc. London in Mayfair Lane

 
As part of the 2013 Christmas Cracker Collection, Mayfair Lane is a stunning new addition to Nails Inc. This is a full coverage, red glitter polish. Although the red is intense, it isn't bright and quite cool in comparison to most red shades.