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Mario Badescu

Cyber Monday 2012 Beauty Deals!

For those of us that like to shop at home Cyber Monday is a treat. Great deals and the ability to shop in my pj’s (*or stealthily from your work computer)? No brainer! So, if you have some coin still in your purse left after Black Friday then I have got some deals for you.

Bath & Body Works
Dates: Now through December 24th
Deal: Free product (up to $13 value) with $10 minimum purchase. Use code SHOPFREE10 at checkout.

Beauty Bar
Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26th)
Deal: Spend $100 and get $20 off purchase. Enter code BBCYBERMONDAY at checkout.

BECCA Cosmetics
Dates: Now thru November 26th
Deal: Spend $75 and receive a free Mini Shimmering Skin Perfector in Topaz and full-size Beach Tint in Strawberry. Spend $125 to receive the $75 gift, plus two full-size Glossy Lip Tints and a BECCA Cosmetics Pouch.

Dates: November 23 thru 27
Deal: Up to 50% savings on select luxury items, 30% off on Bliss and Remede bundles and sets, and save 20% on select Bliss, Remede and Elemis products.

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics
Dates: Now thru November 26th
Deal: Free beauty trio of your choice, plus free specially-sized lip gloss with every order, and free shipping – no code needed.

The Body Shop
Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26th)
Deal: 50% off entire store and get free shipping when you spend $30.

Dates: November 22nd thru November 26th
Deal: 3 free mini’s with any $25 purchase, plus free shipping.

C.O. Bigelow
Dates: Now thru November 27th
Deal: 20% of sitewide, using code ENJOY20 at checkout.

Coola Suncare
Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26th)
Deal: 25% off on all products (except MineralBaby and Sun essentials kit) when using code HAPPYMONDAY.

Dr. Brandt Skincare
Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26th)
Deal: 50% off Dr. Brandt Skincare full-size eye creams, plus free shipping.

Dr. Hauschka
Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26th)
Deal: Free limited-edition hand cream with $50 purchase.

Dates: Now through December 6th
Deal: Select beauty items 50% off full retail prices

Eve Pearl
Dates: November 22nd (11am EST) thru November 26th
Deal: 40% to 60% off when using code BPCM2012 at checkout.

Fake Bake
Dates: Now thru November 26th
Deal: 25% off all self-tanning products, using code 25OFFTANNING. 30% off “Flawless Bundle”, using code CMS30.

First Aid Beauty
Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26th)
Deal: 30% off all purchases using the code CYBER.

Dates: November 26th thru November 28th
Deal: $25 off of purchases of $75+ and free shipping with the code TURKEYDEAL.

Frederic Fekkai
Dates: November 23rd thru November 26th
Deal: 20% off orders, with free shipping.

Dates: November 22nd (3am EST) thru November 27th (3am EST)
Deal: 20% off total purchase price.

John Masters Organics
Dates: Now thru November 26th
Deal: 25% off when you use the code HOLIDAY12.

Kate Somerville
Dates: November 23rd thru November 27th
Deal: Golden Glow Kit – $48.00 ($100 value); Revive & Renew Kit – $150.00($225 value).

Dates: November 23rd thru December 9th
Deal: Purchase any luxury sized product, receive a complimentary full-sized product.

Dates: Now through December 31st
Deal: $20 off $75 with code JOYFUL; also free shipping and 3 samples on every order over $50.

Dates: November 23rd thru November 26th
Deal: Up to 25% off gift sets, and Buy 3 Get 1 Free on select stocking stuffers.

Dates: Now thru November 30th
Deal: 20% off any order when using the code HEARTS.

Mally Beauty
Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26th)
Deal: 25% off all face products with code 25FACE. (Mally Beauty email subscribers receive 25% off all site items – sign up at www.mallybeauty.com/cyber-monday).

Mario Badescu
Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26th)
Deal: 10% off when you spend between $50-$75 using code CYBER10, 15% when you spend between $75-$100 using code CYBER15, and 20% when you spend $100 or more using code CYBER20. Plus free shipping and a free gift on all purchases over $50.

Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26th)
Deal: Free mark gift set ($72 value) with any $40+ purchase with code MKCYBER.

Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26)
Deal: Get $25 off any $100+ purchase when using promo code CYBERMONDAY.

Dates: November 26th and November 27th
Deal: Get 20% off sitewide!

Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26th)
Deal: 50% off all Nourish products and free shipping when using the code code CYBER.

Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26th)
Deal: Spend $25 or more and get a free “Triptych Lip Tar”. Spend over $75 and get a second lip tar, your color choice, free.

Dates: Now thru November 26th
Deal: Free full-size conditioner with purchase of matching shampoo and free shipping.

Dates: Now through December 31st
Deal: Free Ginger Rush Intensely hydrating body cream 3.4 fl. oz./100 ml ($17 value) plus free shipping and a free sample at checkout with any $40 order when using code HOLIDAY at checkout.

Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26th)
Deal: Receive 25% off all orders by using the code FFCURL during checkout and get free shipping.

Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26th)
Deal: Score a deluxe gift, including a limited-edition tote and an assortment of best-selling Philosophy products, with your purchase of $75 or more using code DELIGHT at checkout.

Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26th)
Deal: Get a free full-size Super Line Preventor ($80 Value) with any $75 purchase.

Project FIG
Dates: Now thru November 30th
Deal: 20% off all purchases using code NOV20 at checkout.

Purely Cosmetics
Dates: November 23rd thru November 26th
Deal: Save 20% storewide using code BF2012.

Dates: Now thru November 27th
Deal: 20% off of the entire collection.

Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26th)
Deal: Buy one product, get one product free (of equal or lesser value), along with free shipping.

Shu Uemura
Dates: November 22nd thru November 27th
Deal: Get 20% off plus free shipping on $50+ orders using code WISH2012 at checkout.

Dates: November 21st thru November 26th
Deal: 20% off for purchases of $50 or more using code FRIENDS2012 when checking out.

Dates: November 23 thru November 26
Deal: Free full size StriVectin-SH Dermal Infusion Mask ($49 Retail Value), plus Free Shipping when you enter the promo code JOY at checkout.

Three Custom Color
Dates: Now thru November 26th
Deal: 25% off Ready-to-Wear products when using code CYBER12 at checkout.

Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26th)
Deal: Free Frasier Fir Candle with any order placed of $50 or more.

Dates: Now thru November 27
Deal: Purchase your favorite hair removal and skin care products from Tria and get $100 off! Use the code SHOP100 at checkout.

Two Faced Cosmetics
Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26th, 12am PST)
Deal: Mystery Grab Bag for $19 ($97.50 value).

Vapour Beauty
Dates: November 23rd thru November 26th
Deal: 30% off all Vapour products (except samples) using code BLACKFRIDAY12 at checkout.

Votre Vu
Dates: November 22nd thru November 26th
Deal: Free shipping on every purchase and a free Eiffel Power Mascara with any $100+ purchase.

Did you hold out from Black Friday for any of these Cyber Monday deals? Are you a total online shopping when it comes to your holiday gifts nowadays? I’m curious what you picked up today/this weekend.

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4th of July at the Pool

4th of July at the Pool

Happy Independence Day to all of my US lovelies! Happy Wednesday to the rest of you! 🙂

It looks like I am heading out to the pool for a bit today, so I needed to make sure I had several things that would last thru that, protecting me from the rays of the sun & not looking like a complete wreck. This is what I chose for today:

  • Covergirl LastBlast 24Hour to keep my lashes in check.
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo cream eyeshadow in “Bad to the Bronze” to keep my eyes looking pretty.
  • Mario Badescu Lip Wax SPF 15 to keep my lips protected.
  • Coola Sunscreen SPF 35 in “Citrus Mimosa” to keep the rest of me protected, and smelling good!
  • Leonor Greyl Lait Luminescence to keep my haircolor protected.
  • How are you guys enjoying, and protecting yourself today?

    *Disclaimer: I received these products from their PR for editorial consideration.

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    The Sweetest Thing for Valentine’s Day!

    Recently Three Custom Color and Mario Badescu came together to celebrate several of their products. Three Custom proudly debuted their collaboration with young designer Miles Ehan, a color trio called “The Sweetest Thing” – which contains a light colored eyeshadow, a pink cotton candy flavored lipgloss and a red cheek & lipstain.
    Mario Badescu was showcasing their “sweet” skincare products – Orange Cleansing Soap, Honey Moisturizer and Almond Honey Non-Abrasive Face Scrub.

    Since I wasn’t in NYC the night of the debut, I was lucky enough to attend virtually and make this video about the products. Check it out! (*Yep, I said Regime and not Regimen. No, I don’t mean I have a military unit doing my daily skincare, I just messed up my words. Oops!) 🙂

    *Disclaimer: I received these products from their PR for editorial consideration.

    Happy Birthday/Bloggiversary 2: Electric Boogaloo Giveaway!

    Guys, I can’t believe it is already that time of year again! Another year of trying out new products, going to fashion shows, trade shows, trying new services, meeting great new people – and sharing it all with you!

    As a token of my appreciation for sticking around to read my ramblings, I want to give you guys a chance to win a bunch of goodies. This year I really wanted to make a point and share with you some of my go to faves – from the “cheaper than lunch” treat to the decadent “you spent how much?”. Here’s what I’m giving away:

    • Eight Body Moisture – Ginger Lime: The fresh scent wakes you up and it feels so good going on. I’m just glad my kid doesn’t like lotion, or he would have taken this along with my body wash. ($24/ea)
    • Talika Lash Conditioning Cleanser: Hands down my favorite eye makeup remover. So gentle on the eyes & no weird film left afterwards. I wept when I finished my last bottle. No lie. ($24/ea)
    • Mally Beauty Volumizing Waterproof Mascara: I do not like waterproof mascara, except for this one. Seriously. When I got this one I used it for a couple of months before I even realized it *was* waterproof – it just didn’t feel like other wp mascaras out there. And it makes my lashes look good, too! You’ll get *2* of these, so you can decide to hoard them for yourself or share one with a friend. ($20/ea)
    • Votre Vu Duette: This combo lotion/lip balm is a multi-taskers dream. I may or may not have had words with a TSA agent at the airport when I forgot to check it, since it is a smidge over 3oz. (*Spoiler: I won!) Also, this scent is heavenly. ($39/ea)
    • Mario Badescu Lip Wax: I recently gave my tube up to my friend who had lips like Lisa Rinna used to have due to an allergic reaction. Her situation was dire. I would only willingly give up my tube in emergencies like that. It’s that good. ($5/ea)
    • Mario Badescu Flower and Tonic Mask: Sometimes my face just needs a little TLC, so I’ll slather this mask on for a little soothing. However, last time I grabbed it, I realized I hadn’t closed it properly and it had dried out. I was so devastated I attempted to revive it with tap water. Don’t do that. ($18/ea)
    • Mario Badescu Super Rich Olive Body Lotion: In the winter my legs get really dry and itchy. I squeeze some of this on before bed, rub it all in and the itchiness goes away. Heavy duty, but light moisturize. And it absorbs quickly so my sheets don’t get all gross. ($10/ea)
    • CoverFX MintGlaze FX: This lip primer works great on lips, but it does amazing things on mosquito bites, too. Seriously. I don’t know how, but when I used this on some nasty bites this summer – *bam* – they went away QUICK. No lie. I’m giving away *2* tubes of this, so that you can use one on your lips and one on your bites, since you really don’t wanna mix the two, do you? ($22/ea)
    • Three Custom Color Cream to Powder Blush in “Morning After”: I love cream blushes now. And I know some of you are afraid to try them because you might be intimidated. This almost neutral shade is a perfect way to ease into it, esp since it dries down to a powdery finish anyway. ($22.50/ea)
    • Orlane Paris Extreme Anti-Wrinkle Regenerating Night Care: Yep, this is expensive and oh so decadent. It also feels good and works really well at soothing my tired skin by absorbing fast & not sitting on top of my skin like so many night creams do. It makes it feel like my has bounced back overnight when I use it. Of course, it better for the price tag, right? And I’m giving you a jar to see for yourself! ($300/ea)

    You all know I am nosy, so, this year’s contest question(s) is “Have you bought or tried anything that I have written about? If so, what?”. I’m really just curious if anything did so I can know if I am alone in my like for something. Anyway, enter your answer, name and email addy in the widget below, please:

    I’ll run the contest from now until midnight the night of the 16th and will announce the winner next week on my birthday, the 17th! Good luck!

    *Disclaimer: All prizes are being provided by PR on my, and their clients, behalf.

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    Mario Badescu gives me a lesson in acne

    You guys might know that I seemed to be very lucky in my teen years and not have an over abundance of acne issue, and hardly any in my 20s, either. Maybe it was my birth control. or just lucky genetics, but it was even less of problem then. Welp, here I am almost out of my 30’s (*Wow, already??) and it’s an entirely different thing. It’s not so much that I have it all the time, just when I do, it’s more centrally located and usually cystic – which is NOTHING i ever dealt with growing up. I still get the random whitehead or so, which is more than I had before, but at least I thought I knew what I was doing with those. But it still seems different. So, I turned to Mario Badescu Skin Care for their thoughts on why my acne now seems so much different than when I was younger.

    Why is adult acne different than teen acne?

    Acne, regardless of the age at which we are experiencing it, can be frustrating and hard on our self esteem. For those of us suffering with adult acne the frustration is compounded because we feel like the acne that we experience now seems to be different than what we experienced as a teen. For some the methods that helped years ago don’t seem to work or cause irritation now. So is there a difference? Should adults use different products than teens to fight acne?

    As it turns out the cause of acne whether in teens or adults is the same. Hormones cause an over secretion of sebum in the skin. This sebum along with dead skin cells and bacteria get caught in a pore to cause a plug which can lead to a deep painful pimple, whitehead, or blackhead.

    The difference isn’t what is causing the acne but the skin itself and how it changes as we mature. As we age two things happen. Firstly, pores become larger which can make skin oily. Secondly, the skin becomes less able to retain water. It’s this strange juxtaposition that makes it more difficult to maintain a good moisture balance in adult skin. This is also why using products designed for the very oily skin that acne prone teens are prone to may not be a good solution.

    While we may still use some of the same products that a teen would use in your battle against blemishes there are some things to keep in mind when choosing an adult acne regimen:

  • Try a gentler cleanser. Some acne cleansers targeted at teens are formulated to dissolve too much oil for an adult. Try Mario Badescu’s Acne Facial Cleanser, it’s formulated with Hylauronic Acid and Aloe Vera to help prevent moisture loss.
  • Moisturize. Many acne prone teens forgo moisturizer because they are so oily or they are afraid that it will cause further breakouts. For an adult the use anti-acne products without replenishing moisture could lead to dryness and irritation. Choose lightweight formulas that include moisture binding ingredients like Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid or Ceremides. Try Mario Badescu’s Herbal Hydrating Serum.
  • Try products that double task. Use products that contain ingredients that have anti-aging and anti-acne benefits. Ingredients like Glycolic Acid and Alpha Hydroxy Acids gently dissolve the dead skin cells that can lead to breakouts and also cause the complexion to look aged, dull and rough. Try Mario Badescu’s Glycolic Acid Toner.
  • Even now that we are armed with this information it is still important to understand that everyone’s skin is different and your skin care regimen must be created to work for your individual skin type. Not sure how to get started? Fill out our free online skin care analysis to receive a free personalized sample skin care regimen.

    So, it’s case of “it’s def me, not you” in this case. I haven’t tried any of the rec’s, yet, but I am definitely going to look in to them more. Have you guys tried any of these? Or have you even noticed a difference in your acne, if you get any? Lemme know, I’d like to know that I’m not the only one that notices these things.

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