Sunday, May 26, 2024

Memorial Day Sales Galore

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Aéropostale: HUGE Sale  sitewide. Up to 50% Off new arrivals.

Amazon: Check the Today's Deals section for amazing savings.

Ann Taylor: 40% plus and an Extra 15% off.

Ann Taylor Loft: Summer Steals start at $10.00.

Anthropologie: Extra 40% Off all sale items.

ASOS: 20% Off summer hits. Use Code: GRWM.

Bandier: 30% Off sitewide. Use Code: HEATUP.

Bergdorf Goodman: The Designer Sale Up to 40% Off.

Bloomingdale's: Save up to 65% Off Memorial Day Sale.

Boxwalla: Memorial Day Sale 20% Off Sitewide. Use Code: memorialday20.

Charlottle Tilbury Beauty: A free full-size Hot Lips 2 Lipstick In Love with Olivia with your purchase of $110.00+.

Coach: Up to 40% Off Sale.

Crate & Barrel: Up to 40% Off outdoor sale. Up to 60% Off Clearance.

Dermstore: Summer Sale. Save up to 20% Off your favorite beauty essentials. Use Code: SUN at checkout.

Etsy: Weekend Deals up to 40% Off. Up to 30% Off gifts for dad.

Finish Line: 30% Off select styles. Use Code: SUMMER30.

FOREO: Select items on sale.

Frye: Up to 50% off Memorial Day Sale.

Gilt: Huge Clearance Sale.

H&M: Lots of online sales.

Kate Spade: Up to 40% Off.

Kérastase: Spend $50, receive 1 Deluxe Sample. Spend $75, receive 2 Deluxe Samples. Spend $100, receive 3 Deluxe Samples. Use Code: MDW24.

Kiehl's: 30% Off select favorites.

Lancôme: Enjoy 30% Off Friends & Family Event. No code needed.

Lands' End: 50% off your oder. Extra 10% Off swimwear.

FREE Cherry Blossom Gift with any $95 purchase code: CHERRY24). 

Macy's: Huge Memorial Day Sales 20-60% Off. 30%-50% Off 10 Days of Glam. Use Code: GLAM10.

MICHAEL KORS: Extra 20% Off Sale.

Molton Brown: 25% Off everything. Ends Monday, May 28 at midnight.

NARS: Check out their sale on Last Chance products.

NINE WEST: Memorial Day Sale 50% Off select sandals. Extra 40% Off everything else.

Nordstrom: Half Yearly Sale. Up to 50% Off: Beauty SalesWomen's SaleMen's Saleand More!

Nordstrom Rack: Extra 25% Off Clearance.

Paula's Choice: 20% Off Sitewide.

Pottery Barn: Up to 60% Off sale. Extra 20% Off Clearance. Use Code: EXTRA.

Ralph Lauren: Up to 30% Off Memorial Day Sale.

REVOLVE: Up to 60% Off on Sale (No code necessary).

Saks Fifth Avenue: Up to 50% Off Designer Sale.

Sephora: Memorial Day Sale up to 50% Off: Sale Items.

Serena & Lily: Everything is 30% off everything.

Shopbop: Take up to 50% Off Sale Designer Sale.

Shu Uemura: 20% Off best sellers and 25% off  on orders of $120.00 or more. Check special offers section.

SkinStore: Summer Sales Shop up to 20% Off. Use Code: SUN.

Space NK: 20% Off almost everything. Use Code: 20OFF.

Target: HUGE Memorial Day Sale.

TATCHA: Friends & Family Sale 20% Off Sitewide. Use Code: FRIEND24.

The Container Store: Huge Sale Section.

Ulta: Huge Memorial Day Sale. Lots of AMAZING Sales, Specials and Coupons.

Walgreens: 15% Off Memorial Day deals. Use Code: HERO15

Walmart: Lots of Memorial Day Specials with HUGE savings.

West Elm: Memorial Day Sale Up to 60% OFF.

Williams Sonoma: Memorial Day Sale up to 50% Off. Extra 20% Off Clearance.

World Market: Huge Memorial Day Savings.
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Saturday, May 25, 2024

The Beauty Spotlight Team Late May Week in Review

Angie from Your True Self Blog reminds you that a simple outfit formula can go a long way. Use this basic idea to easily achieve a cool and classy look this Memorial Day Weekend and throughout the season.

Head over to the latest blog post by Barbie's Beauty Bits to explore 8 of the hottest facial treatments in 2024 to take your skin to the next level!

The LAVANILA The Healthy Deodorant Travel Size is the perfect pick for the gym, travelling or anywhere you go when space is at a premium. Lola's Secret Beauty Blog can't say enough good things about the formula, and the travel-friendly size!

Concerned about which ingredients are in your and your children's toothpaste? Looking for a natural/organic alternative? Allison from Never Say Die Beauty recommends toothpastes from RADIUS including their new Immunity Minty Toothpaste for better oral and all-over health!

Hair Extensions Tips for Women Over 40? Find the perfect fit to boost your confidence and achieve your hair goals with this blog post by Beauty After Forty.

Friday, May 24, 2024

milk_shake curl passion enhancing fluid enhancing gel cream for curly hair

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milk_shake curl passion enhancing fluid enhancing gel cream for curly hair is yet another favorite product of mine from milk_shake. I realize that I am probably sounding a bit like a broken record, but if you have wavy or curly hair, milk_shake's curl passion collection should be on your radar. They really understand the complexities of having curly hair, and their products always nourish and pamper my curly locks. 

milk_shake curl passion enhancing fluid enhancing gel cream for curly hair makes hair soft, shiny, defined, manageable, frizz-free, and with bouncy curls. It leaves hair touchably soft and the flexibly hold allows hair to move naturally. Furthermore, it does not flake and hair is never left crunchy or weighed down.

According to milk_shake,

milk_shake curl passion enhancing fluid is an enhancing gel-cream for curly hair. Its ultra-light formula doesn’t weigh hair down and guarantees shine and definition. Perfect for blow-drying with a brush or diffuser.

milk_shake curl passion is a product range created for impeccable results; solutions developed to reveal the natural beauty of curly hair, for perfect curls. Waves, ringlets or natural curls will always be dreamy with the right treatment and nourishment.

Shiny, well-kept curls are many women’s dream. However, natural wavy or curly hair requires more maintenance than it may seem. The first important step is correct cleansing and conditioning. Using a specific shampoo is particularly important to give the right nourishment without weighing the hair down. The conditioner is the second step towards perfect curls. It should be applied to lengths and ends to give the right hydration. Often, the common frizz effect seen in curly hair is caused by a lack of hydration. During this conditioning phase, it will be easy to comb curls with a wide tooth comb. The leave in treatment completes the haircare routine, enhancing the effect of the conditioner and preparing the hair for drying.

Directions: Apply to washed and towel-dried hair. Use hands to distribute, and then style as usual.

Select Ingredients and Claims: 

  • An oil complex from plants from the Amazon rainforest contributes to the performance of our milk_shake® curl passion products, enveloping the hair and helping to keep hair elastic as well as repairing damage.
  • Our signature ingredients milk proteins and fruit extracts - blueberry, apple, lemon- complete the formulas to improve the hair's structure and appearance.

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Cetyl Alcohol, VP/VA Copolymer, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Parfum (Fragrance), Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydrolyzed Milk Protein, Pentaclethra Macroloba Seed Oil, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Butylene Glycol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Coumarin, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Amyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Geraniol, Citronellol, Citric Acid, Tocopherol.

Overall Assessment: I am so impressed by milk_shake's curl passion range of products, and this one is just as fantastic as I knew it would be.

$24.00 for 6.8 oz. from milk_shake and their Amazon Store (Affiliate Links). Press Sample. All views expressed are categorically my own.

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Thursday, May 23, 2024

HH Science Clinical Strength + Clean Instant Eye Lift Review

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With over 40 years of experience in both medical and cosmetic dermatology, board-certified dermatologist Helen M. Torok, MD, who is the Medical Director of the Trillium Creek Dermatology Center in Ohio and co-founder of HH Science, has launched a new eye cream.

According to Dr. Torok, "Using a dermatologist tested fragrance-free eye cream with clinical strength + clean anti-glycation ingredients like green tea, hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, and skin firming peptides is key to achieving ageless eyes.” explains Helen M. Torok, MD, Medical Director of the Trillium Creek Dermatology Center in OH and co-founder of HH Science.

She asserts, "The skin is naturally thinner around our eyes and as a result this is where we tend to show our age first. Glycation is a natural process that occurs as you age, starting around the age of 20. Excess sugar in your body begins to bind with fats and proteins, creating compounds called advanced glycation end products, or AGEs. Even though aging is a natural process, there are some external factors that accelerate the process like diet, sun exposure, smoking, stress, and lifestyle choices. AGE’s tend to gravitate and latch on to proteins like collagen and elastin which are key to keeping skin firm, plump and supple. Over time, this creates fine lines, wrinkles, and makes the skin appear dull, dry, and uneven which can be combated with daily use of an eye cream with clinically effective and bioavailable anti-glycation ingredients.”

HH Science’s Clinical Strength + Clean Instant Eye Lift is formulated with optical diffusers and Peptides since they firm, brighten, and smooth fine lines. This formula contains powerful skin firming peptides coupled with anti-glycation ingredients, and potent antioxidants. Together they make skin appear more firm, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, and visibly reduce the appearance of dark circles. Furthermore, this gem of an eye cream provides essential hydration while the optical diffusers brighten the delicate skin around the eyes. This cream formula is lightweight, ultra-emollient and it melts into the skin with ease. It neither contains fragrance, nor does it have any sort of aroma. Therefore, it causes no irritation to my sensitive eyes.

According to HH Science,

Powerful, skin-firming peptides pair with anti-glycation ingredients and potent antioxidants to help restore skin firmness, smooth fine lines, and wrinkles and visibly reduce dark circles. Delivers essential hydration while optical diffusers immediately brighten the delicate skin around the eyes.

Features & Benefits:

  • Hydrates, plumps, and visibly reduces fine lines, wrinkles, and crow's feet 
  • Reduces the appearance of dark circles and puffiness
  • Skin appears firmer instantly, with renewed elasticity and radiance

Clinical Results & Claims:

  • Restores hydration and comfort to dry, aging skin around the eyes
  • Skin appears firmer and brighter instantly, with renewed elasticity and radiance
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and crow's feet
  • Visibly reduces dark circles and puffiness
  • Supports healthy elastin and collagen production

Hypo-allergenic, Non-Comedogenic, Fragrance-Free, Paraben Free, Gluten Free, Oil-Free, and Cruelty-Free.

Directions: Apply AM/PM after cleansing, gently patting on the orbital bone and the area around the eyes.

Ingredients: Purified Water, Isohexadecane, Beeswax, Dimethicone, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Glycerin, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, C18-21 Alkane, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Dipeptide-2, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Arbutin, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate.

Overall Assessment: I am so impressed by the quality and efficacy of HH Science Clinical Strength + Clean Instant Eye Lift, and think that this is an outstanding eye cream.

$119.00 for 0.5 oz. from HH Science (Unaffiliated Links). Press Sample. All views expressed are categorically my own. 

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

ANUA Heartleaf Pore Control Cleansing Oil Review

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ANUA has launched an upgraded version of their best-selling cleansing oil, and their Heartleaf Pore Control Cleansing Oil is now available in a new mild version. Ideal for sensitive skin, the ANUA Heartleaf Pore Control Cleansing Oil Mild offers a fragrance-free formula that is lighter in texture, offering less irritation when rolling and emulsifying. 

The Mild version is non-comedogenic and it only contains only 11 ingredients, and ANUA increased the amount of heartleaf extract (20,000ppb) to soothe the skin. The Original formula, which has 22 ingredients, includes half the amount of heartleaf extract (10,000 ppb). Other key ingredients include sunflower seed oil to moisture and hydrate and rosemary leaf oil to control and balance sebum.

This cleansing oil is appropriate for all skin types, including very sensitive skin. It emulsifies when in contact with water, and if effectively removes dirt, makeup and it helps to eliminate blackheads and whiteheads.

According to ANUA,

Having undergone a non-irritation test on sensitive skin, this cleansing oil gently removes blackheads, makeup and sebum without any pore clogging. It provides a refreshing finish through an emulsification process that dissolves sebum by mixing water and oil. Plus, no eye stinging experiences happen when used around the eyes (eye irritation test completed).

Features & Claims:

  • Effective in eliminating makeup residue, blackheads and sebum, whilst preventing pore congestion. Essential step for double cleansing, with glowy glass skin results.
  • Formulated with Heartleaf extract for soothing effects on the skin
  • Hypoallergenic & Non-Irritation Test completed, making it suitable for all skin types and especially Sensitive, Acne-Prone Skin.
  • No eye stinging experiences when used around eyes, Eye Irritation Test (Cruelty Free HET-CAM Test) completed.


  • Take 1-2 pumps of the cleansing oil (But, pumping number is up to you!).
  • Slowly and gently roll all over your face.
  • Wet your hands with water, roll over the face to emulsify.
  • Roll your face until the oil becomes milky white (1-2 minutes). 
  • Roll a little more and wash off the oil with water.
  • Follow up with a water-based cleanser to rinse off excess oil.

How to double cleanse: Apply the cleansing oil to dry skin and gently massage for 1-2 minutes. Emulsify with water to effectively remove sebum. Wash off all oil residues by using a water based cleanser.

IngredientsEthylhexyl Palmitate, Sorbeth-30 Tetraoleate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butyl Avocadate, Fragrance, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Tocopherol, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract (10,000Ppb), Corallina Officinalis Extract, Melia Azadirachta Bark Extract, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract.

Overall Assessment: This is a really effective cleansing oil that really does what it claims, and it is nice that it is formulated to address the needs of sensitive skin.

On Sale for $17.50 (regularly $20.00) for 6.75 oz. from Anua's Amazon Store (Affiliate Links). Press Sample. All views expressed are categorically my own.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

milk_shake curl passion curl perfectionist styling cream for curly hair

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milk_shake curl passion curl perfectionist styling cream for curly hair effectively tames curls, fights frizz and enhances curls. It keeps curls defined all day, and it doesn't flake or leave hair crunchy. Additionally, it leaves hair beautifully soft and shiny. It has a wonderful fruity aroma, but it is neither overpowering, nor long-lasting. This is a perfect styling product for curly and wavy hair.

According to milk_shake,

milk_shake® lifestyling curl perfectionist defines and tames curls, banishing frizz and intensifying the hair's natural texture. This curl defining cream gives long-lasting shape, softness and shine.

What it does:
  • tames curls
  • banishes frizz
  • intensifies the hair’s natural texture
  • gives long-lasting shape, softness and shine
Directions: Apply to damp hair, and proceed with the desired style.

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Polysorbate 60, Myristyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, PVP, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Lactis Serum Proteinum, Hydrolyzed Chestnut Extract ,Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Polyquaternium-10, Hydroxypropyl Guar, Polyquaternium-28, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Butylene Glycol, Benzyl Benzoate, Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Amyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Benzyl Salicylate, Coumarin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Citronellol, Geraniol, Benzyl Alcohol, Parfum (Fragrance), Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate.
Overall Assessment: milk_shake really knows how to pamper and nourish curly and wavy hair, and if you have either you owe it to yourself to try their curl passion collection. 

$24.00 for 6.8 oz. from milk_shake and their Amazon Store (Affiliate Links). Press Sample. All views expressed are categorically my own.

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Monday, May 20, 2024

The Hair Edit Large Knotted Gilded Bow Claw Clip

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The Hair Edit Large Knotted Gilded Bow Claw Clip is a charming, whimsical and quality hair accessory that can be worn whenever you want an easy to achieve updo. It effectively holds a lot of hair without any tugging or discomfort, and it is sturdy and well made.

According to The Hair Edit,

Put a bow on it. Perfect for a half-up or full up do, this golden bow claw clip is the on-trend touch your hair deserves.


  • On-trend bow shape.
  • Lustrous soft gold finish. Made of metal.
  • Large size is perfect for updos, half-up styles and more (Just over 4" long).

Overall Assessment: This is such a wonderful claw clip for updos and partial updos. It is beautiful, high quality and it doesn't tug or cause any discomfort.

$13.99 from The Hair Edit, Ulta, Amazon, Kohl's and Target (Affiliate Links). Press Sample. All views expressed are categorically my own. 

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Sunday, May 19, 2024

The Beauty Spotlight Team Mid-May Week in Review

René Furterer Karité Hydra Hydrating Day Cream offers hair all-day hydration, and Lola's Secret Beauty Blog loves that it fights frizz and makes hair manageable and shiny.

The spring and summer months lend themselves to festive occasions either as a host or a guest. Allison from Never Say Die Beauty would love to introduce you to Kira Cosmetics, an affordable luxury brand of makeup and beauty accessories with the most glam packaging.

Are you confident when choosing colors?   Do you know how to best flatter your natural coloring?  A free and easy Color Analysis Quiz from Pamela of Style Yourself Confident will show you the color palette that's ready to bring you to life!

Pantone's 2024 Color of the Year is Peach Fuzz. Angie from Your True Self Blog wants to remind you to take advantage of this trend. Spring and Summer are the perfect time of year to wear this warm and inviting color in your outfits!

summer skincare routine is key to maintaining a radiant complexion all season long. Barbie's Beauty Bits has curated a collection of essential products, from lightweight moisturizers that quench parched skin to powerful antioxidant serums that shield against sun damage.

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Lancôme Friends & Family 30% Off Sale Sitewide

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The Lancôme Friends & Family 30% Off Sale is happening sitewide now (some terms and conditions apply) through May 30. There is no code required for this sale. Shipping is free with purchases of $49.00 or more.

GET EVEN MORE! FREE 4-PIECE DELUXE GIFT: With any purchase $125 or more. Enter code FRIENDS at checkout (While supplies last).

  • Clarifique Serum, 7ml
  • Advanced Génifique Night Barrier Cream, 5ml
  • Rénergie H.C.F. Triple Serum, 3ml
  • Monsieur Big Deluxe Mini Mascara (Black)

Friday, May 17, 2024

Rosy & Earnest Vanilla Rum Royal Eau de Parfum

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An award-winning women-owned brand, Rosy & Earnest was the second EWG Verified™eau de parfum brand worldwide. The phenomenal brand offers luxurious, fine fragrances with 100% transparent, non-toxic, and worry-free ingredients. All Rosy & Earnest formulations are vegan, cruelty-free, and in environmentally friendly, minimalistic packaging. 

The perfumer behind the brand is Nathalie Feisthauer, an award-winning master perfumer who worked for Givaudan for 20 years before opening her own independent company, Lab Scent, based in Paris, France. The founders of Rosy & Earnest, Marilou Hamer and Caroline Gélineault, love to showcase the skill of this exceptionally skilled perfumer, and after a single application you will understand just why.

Rosy & Earnest Vanilla Rum Royal Eau de Parfum is a delectable warm and creamy scent that is a wonderful blend of vanilla and rum, but it is tempered by bergamot, pink berries, oak and musk. The end result is a complex creamy amalgam of these beautifully entwined and articulated notes. It sits close to the skin, rather than entering the room before you do, and it is alluring, comforting and utterly delectable. I am so captivated by its fetching aroma that I find myself reaching for it more often than any of my other fragrances. When I spritz in the morning, I still smell its traces in the evening.

According to Rosy & Earnest,

Vanilla Rum Royal is intoxicating, addictive, and tempting. It is a tantalizing rum blended with suave vanilla absolute, sublimated by intense oakwood absolute. This enticing fragrance will leave you spellbound and craving more.  

Perfumer: Nathalie Feisthauer                                                         
Perfume concentration: 22%
Top Notes: Bergamot, Pink berries, White wine lees
Heart Notes: Rum CO2 extract
Base Notes: Vanilla, Oak, Labdanum, Musk
Always formulated without phthalates, parabens, known carcinogenic, known endocrine disruptors, animal products. genderless.

Directions: Spritz as desired. Refrain from rubbing or patting, as it breaks the fragrance’s molecules and diminishes the scent’s longevity. Tip: Applying to hydrated skin helps in prolonging the fragrance.
Ingredients: Alcohol denat.,fragrance* (perfume), water (aqua). Allergens: Benzyl benzoate, benzyl cinnamate, citral, coumarin, limonene, linalool, cinnamal. 
Overall Assessment: This is a captivating and bewitching scent that is warm, creamy and complex. That it is cruelty-free, vegan and EWG Verified makes it all the better. A+

$125.00 for oz. from Rosy & Earnest (Unaffiliated Links). Press Sample. All views expressed are categorically my own.

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