Friday, September 12, 2014

Pür Minerals Wine Exfoliating Mask

A wine mask? Sounds good to me! Pür Minerals offers a delightful product that's beneficial for your skin, and the scent will convince you there's a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon waiting nearby. The Wine Exfoliating Mask from Pür Minerals is available for $29.00 (2.2 oz.). It comes boxed, and the product itself is housed in a heavy glass jar. 

The mask is of medium consistency--almost gel-like, and while it's called a "mask", it's not something you have to leave on and let it dry. You simply apply it to damp cleansed skin, gently rub the product in a circular motion to exfoliate, then rinse. I use mine in the shower, then leave it on for a couple of minutes after rubbing it in before rinsing. It is recommended as a weekly treatment, and I think this product is going to be perfect to keep those pesky winter dry patches at bay this winter. Let's just hope we don't have another Polar Vortex, or I'm going to be drinking a lot more wine and using this product more too!

Be sure to use a gentle motion when rubbing this in, because as tempting as it is to think if you rub harder, it's working better, that isn't the case. This isn't a scrub in my mind, so much as it's a treatment. It's packed full of antioxidants, which work on fine lines, uneven skin tone, and dark spots, resulting in healthy, glowing skin.

Below is a look at the ingredients, and this product is Cruelty-free, Paraben-free and Gluten-free.

Features & Benefits:
  • Vitisin: an antioxidant from the roots of wine-producing grapes shown to brighten the look of dark spots
  • Resveratrox: an antioxidant with smoothing and firming benefits, taken from the skin, shoots and roots of the grape
  • Lactic Acid: a natural alpha hydroxy acid that gently exfoliates the skin for a visibly renewed radiance
  • Peach Stones (Seeds): natural exfoliating beads that manually buff away dead skin and debris

I've only been using this for two weeks now, but I already love it. It does an excellent job of buffing and exfoliating my skin, leaving it oh so soft and smooth. Pür Minerals has done their homework and included some of the best natural ingredients for anti-aging in this mask. I always make sure to apply this to my hands, neck, and decolletage also, as those areas need treatment as much as your face, and often get overlooked. This is the perfect mask to repair your skin from the Summer's heat and sun damage, and transition to preparing and maintaining it for the cold and dry Winter ahead.

Pür Minerals is available on their website, as well as at Ulta, Kohl's, and other retailers. 

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The Balm on Hautelook Now!

Hautelook has The Balm Cosmetics on sale until Tuesday, September 16 at 8:00 am PST. They have lots and lots of goodies available right now, so what are you waiting for?!! Below is just a small sampling of some of the products they're offering. Happy shopping!


Thursday, September 11, 2014

New Cle de Peau at Saks

Saks has a couple of new products up from Cle de Peau, and the packaging is gorgeous. There's a translucent powder compact and a trio of lip glosses. I'm not going to buy these, but they are pretty to look at, don't you think?

Translucent powder illuminates the skin with a pearl-like radiance, highlighting the entire face with a celestial aura. 1 oz.

Three sheer, moisturizing limited edition lip glosses impart the delicate shimmer of stardust to the lips. 0.06 oz. X 3.


Too Faced Under the Mistletoe Holiday 2014 La Creme Ltd. Edition Lipstick Trio

Macy's has several of the Too Faced Holiday 2014 products available, and today I have a quick look at one of them for you. The Too Faced Under the Mistletoe La Creme Limited Edition Lipstick Trio and Glitter Bag retails for $28.00, and it would make a nice gift for someone, or in my case, a nice gift for me! I love these lipsticks, so I took advantage of the great pricing and cute packaging. These normally retail for $22.00 each.

This boxed set comes wrapped in pink tissue paper inside of a glittery little bag. The lipsticks are full-sized (0.11 oz.), The box states "Limited Edition Lipsticks", and while the shades included are currently available as individual shades at Sephora and other retailers, these particular ones have the word "Shimmering" before each name. I'm not sure just how different these are from the originally named shades with the same name, as I don't have those three to compare. These do have very fine shimmer (gold) in them, and have a definite metallic finish when compared to the finish of some of the other shades I do have though.

Left to right: Shimmering Marshmallow Bunny (coral/pink), Shimmering Naked Dolly (pink/beige/nude), Shimmering Spice Spice Baby (pinky/brown). My swatches are in natural lighting, so the metallic finish isn't as evident as it is in brighter lighting.

I also picked up the La Belle Carousel and the Melted Kisses, so those will be coming up in the next couple of days.


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Ulta 21 Days Beauty Sept. 7th-27th Preview

Ulta's 21 Days Beauty Event begins September 7 and runs through September 27. I received my sale flyer in the mail today, and scanned a couple of pages showing the daily Beauty Steals and the drug store brand sale. More information should be available on their web site soon, if you're interested in some of the other specials, events, and free gifts with purchase.

The top row below is a continuation of Week 1, with Week 2 in the center, and Week 3 at the bottom.

Lots of BOGO 1/2 off on the drug store brands! Time to stock up.


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Ulta Exclusive Urban Decay Shadow Box

 Ulta has a new Exclusive Urban Decay Shadow Box available on their site! The description (below) says there are 3 never-before-seen shades, and 9 bestsellers. The retail price is $34.00.

ULTA Exclusive! It's the ultimate beauty dilemma: You're going away for the weekend and you can only bring ONE palette with you. Quick, which one do you choose? No need to give yourself a makeup-induced panic attack; Urban Decay's Shadow Box has you covered.

Don't let the size of this palette fool you. It's loaded with a DOZEN of Urban Decay's most amazing shades - from pale to deep, matte to sparkly. The lineup? Nine bestsellers and three never-before-seen shades you'll reach for again and again. Experiment with a diverse range of looks. Whether you want to do a purple eye, a green eye, a smoky eye or a shimmery eye, it's all here!

Inspired by Urban Decay's long-running Ammo Palette, with a completely updated (and even bigger) shade range, Shadow Box is the perfect all-in-one palette. Whether you're new to Urban Decay or you've got a whole stash of UD products on your vanity, the Shadow Box is one palette you need in your arsenal.

From new shades like Baked Cowboy (an amazing golden bronze) and Moonshadow (a stunning bright navy blue) to cult classics like Sin, Mushroom and Blackout, Shadow Box has something for everyone. Every shade features Urban Decay's Pigment Infusion System, the proprietary blend of ingredients that gives each shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power and blendability.

The Shadow Box palette features dark, gorgeous orchids in rich purple hues. Inside, the same orchid artwork repeats in black and white (to contrast all of those amazing shadows!). The finishing touch: a cool magnetic closure in the shape of the UD icon.