Sunday, October 26, 2014

Clarins Exclusive Gifts With Purchase and Custom Facial for Lola's Secret Beauty Blog Readers & Facial Event | Nordstrom Westside Pavilion

Exclusive Gift with Purchase for Lola's Secret Beauty Blog Readers (Affiliate Links)

Clarins at Nordstrom at the Westside Pavilion in Los Angeles is graciously offering Lola's Secret Beauty Blog readers two exclusive Gift with Purchases. This wonderful offer is not available online, but Nordstrom will happily ship it to you!
If you live in the Los Angeles area you are invited to receive a custom in-store facial and a corresponding custom Gift with Purchase featuring some of the products used during your facial. Receive the Custom Facial and Gift with any Clarins purchase of $85.00.

Facial Event Dates: Thursday, October 30th- Saturday, November 1st.
Where: Nordstrom | Westside Pavilion 10830 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90064-2106
RSVP: Monica Campos, the Clarins Counter Manager, at (T) (310) 254-1055 (Direct line)

The second Gift With Purchase for Lola's Secret Beauty Blog Readers is a cosmetics bag filled with deluxe samples, and is yours with any $125.00 Clarins purchase. These beauties are in limited supply, and Monica will pre-sell them for you now!  Free shipping in the US.

The gift includes: Beauty Flash Balm (0.5 oz.), Gentle Foaming Cleanser with Cottonseed (0.8 oz.), Super Restorative Day Cream (0.1 oz), Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in Rose Shimmer 01 (0.15 oz), and a gorgeous red vinyl cosmetic bag.
Here are a few of my top picks:
Clarins 'Gloss & Perfect' Instant Light Lip Perfector Trio (Limited Edition) ($69 Value for $43.00). Gloss and Perfect with three gorgeous shades of Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector that bring you color plus 3D shine for the look of luscious, just-kissed lips. I reviewed Petal Shimmer 04 here, and  remain madly in love with it! I want every shade! Shades include: Rose Shimmer 01, Petal Shimmer 04 and Rosewood Shimmer 06. Three full size glosses for the price of two is an extraordinary value.
Petal Shimmer is a gorgeous shimmering baby pink, and Rose Shimmer is a stunning rosy pink. Neither settle in lip lines, nor do they accentuate any dry patches. It's a really lovely formula.
Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfectors are among my very favorite lip glosses. They are nourishing, hydrating and extremely comfortable to wear. 
Clarins 'UV Plus HP' Multi-Protection Day Screen SPF 40 ($25.00 for 1 oz. and $41.00 for 1.7 oz.): This remains one of my all time favorite Holy Grail sunscreens, and I reviewed it here.

Protect against sun, pollution and daily stresses, so you can face the day without a care. Compatible with all skin care products, UV Plus HP is applied after day care and before make-up.
  • Triple protection against UVA/UVB rays, pollution and free radicals.
  • SPF 40, non-chemical, 100% mineral filters day screen.
  • Ultra lightweight formula that easily blends into the skin.
  • Oil-free.
Key ingredients: Cantaloupe melon extract contains an exceptional concentration of super oxide dismutase, an antioxidative enzyme that neutralizes the harmful effects of free radicals on skin. 100% mineral UVA/UVB filters guarantee high protection while respecting the skin. Plant polymers create an invisible veil on the skin, letting it breathe without leaving white traces.
Clarins 'Tonic' Body Treatment Oil ($57.00 for 3.5 oz. of magic): Clarins Tonic Body Treatment Oil is the brand’s best-selling body oil. It contains 100% pure plant extracts of rosemary, geranium and mint, which work together to help firm, tone and improve elasticity while smoothing the appearance of stretch marks and hazelnut oil, which softens, soothes and locks in moisture. The aromatic natural botanicals elevate the sense of a total feeling of well-being.

What can I say, this oil smells delectable, feels amazing on the skin, and it leaves skin scrumptiously soft, supple and moisturized. I am in love with this golden elixir!
Clarins Instant Eye Make-Up Remover ($28.00 for 4.2 oz.): An extremely gentle eye-makeup remover is specially formulated to quickly and easily remove heavy makeup and waterproof mascara. Suitable for even the most sensitive eyes and/or contact lens wearers. This is one of the few eye makeup removers that is gentle enough not to bother my sensitive eyes, but mighty enough to get every bit of even the most tenacious waterproof formulas!
Other Super Hot Sellers:
Clarins Double Serum Complete Age Control Concentrate ($85.00 1 oz. and $115.00 1.6 oz.): Powered by 20 pure plant extracts and potent, high-tech molecules, Double Serum®'s innovative, dual-chamber system combines two age-defying formulas into one groundbreaking serum that reactivates skin's vital functions. The results are firmer skin, reduced wrinkles, more even skin tone and less visible pores in just four weeks.
Clarins Total Eye Concentrate ($83.00): Take years off your eyes with this innovative new eye care treatment that targets the entire eye zone, 'temple to temple', for mature women concerned with slackening skin, under-eye puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles due to hormonal changes linked to the aging process. A powerful triple action lifts, de-puffs and replenishes.
Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil ($52.00): Anti-aging care for dehydrated skin. 100% pure plant extracts. This best-selling oil contains extracts of rosewood, patchouli and blue orchid to tone, revitalize and restore radiance to moisture-depleted skin. Hazelnut oil helps prevent moisture loss and the formation of fine lines.
Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil ($52.00 for 1 oz.): Natural astringent, 100% pure plant extracts; Clarins' exclusive blend of rosewood, geranium and lotus extracts purifies, tightens pores and refines the skin texture. Hazelnut oil softens, soothes and seals in moisture to prevent fine lines. For oily and combination skin.
Clarins Ladylike Autumn Makeup Collection (A few products mentioned below)

Ombre Matte Eyeshadow Cream to Powder Smoothing & Long-Lasting ($24.00): Clarins brings matte elegance to your fingertips with a gorgeous cream-to-powder eyeshadow that gives you the soothing comfort of a cream with the fresh matte finish of a powder. Mattifying bamboo powder and soft focus pigments ensure luminous, stay-true color that lasts for hours.

Instant Light Eye Perfecting Base ($25.00): The perfect base to even, smooth and protect the eyelid. Helps eye shadow smooth-on effortlessly and promises lasting wear. Use alone for an instant radiance-boosting effect or under eye shadow to help 'set' make-up.

Clarins 'Pro Palette' Eyebrow Kit ($38.00): The ultimate eyebrow kit: six essential grooming tools presented in a trendy, super-slim silver metallic compact with a built-in oversized mirror to take with you everywhere for flawless, beautiful brows. Three different powders to mix and match to shape and even out eyebrows. A holding wax to affix brows in place. A luminous beige eyeshadow to enhance the eyes and emphasize the shape of the brows. A double applicator for powder and wax application. An eyebrow brush to tidy brows and makeup. Mini tweezers to keep eyebrow line clean and flawless. Great for beginners or pros.

Clarins Eye Quartet Mineral Palette (The Nudes) ($42.00): A wet and dry mineral formula that provides softness upon application. Long-lasting hold. Includes an inner layout to guide application.

Clarins Blush Prodige Illuminating Cheek Color (Tawny Pink) ($31.00): Soft mineral blush powder glides perfectly over skin and blends naturally and evenly. Each luminous shade is accompanied by a complementary trio to highlight cheekbones with an immediate and natural-looking glow.

Rouge Éclat Lipstick ($27.00): An age-defying lipstick with a satin finish.

Features and benefits:
  • Perfect alliance between skincare and makeup.
  • Nutri-Youth Complex promotes nourishment, protection, reparation and regeneration.
  • Fine, lightweight veil smoothes with luminous, vibrant color for fuller, younger-looking lips.
Clarins 3-Dot Liner Eyeliner ($26.00): Clarins' revolutionary three-prong tip eyeliner pen gives you precision control for a flawless effect. The applicator fills in the spaces between each lash, dot-by-dot, to accentuate and add volume to lashes. Clarins' new Be Long Lash Complex lengthens and strengthens lashes and boosts lash growth.
Contact Monica Campos
Main Line: (310) 470.6155 & Clarins Direct Line: (310) 254-1055

A very special thank you to Monica, Monique, Clarins and Nordstrom Westside Pavilion. I am very appreciative that you have provided my readers with such amazing gifts!

Clarins Gift provided courtesy of Clarins and Nordstrom (Affiliate Links).
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  1. This is awesome. I adore Clarins products. Those Lip Perfectors are simply amazing and my tryst Lotus Oil, is a must have. So cool a custom facial and a choice. Now to decide which GWP I want. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks, Jamie! I agree, Clarins is a truly wonderful line! The Lip Perfectors 3 Pack is an extraordinary value, and a must-have as far as I'm concerned (at least for me :). Their oils have been around so long, and are wonderful. If you think that you want to partake-- then you should definitely call Monica soon-- especially if you want the Red Cosmetic Bag GWP-- because they are in limited supply. Monica is going to be at work today, and off tomorrow-- so you can always get her to grab one for you! Keep me posted-- I'd love to know what you end up getting! :-)

  2. I like the look of the rose gloss

  3. I have a few of those Instant Light lippies and I love them so so much!

    1. Hi Laura, You and me both! THey are incredible little lippy treasures! :-)

  4. i am sorry i will be missing the clarins event this year. it was always one of my favorites. there are 2 clarins products that i never wish to run out and that is their eye makeup remover and the 'instant smooth' primer. good stuff! i hope you go and have some fun.

    PS -- i miss your banner, helen. it was lovely.

    1. Hi Cheryl! If you need to stock up and want that pretty red makeup bag and deluxe samples-- then call Monica and she will mail it to you! Of course it would have been amazing for you to get the facial, but the GWP is amazing! Their eye makeup remover is definitely a wonderful product! I have never tried their instant smooth primer, but will have to now! :-)

      The banner isn't gone-- I just moved it over to the "About Me" tab. I just wanted something a little cleaner and more minimalist at the top. :-)

  5. I hope the next time Nordstrom Clarins sponsors an event for you, it will include one of my local Nordstrom locations!

    1. The counter manager at the Westside Pavilion store (Monica) told me that she was having another GWP at the end of this month, and I imagine that she will be sending along the details before too long. Whether your store will be having the same GWP is unknown to me, but I do know that Monica will send you anything that you want!

  6. I was envying the option for the facial event at your store. I like Clarins Super Restorative Total eye cream but I also like L'Occitane's Divine eye cream. Right now I am using Clarins and I am debating which one to get next. I don't have dark circles (at all) but I do get puffiness. What's your experience with eye creams? I try to always do my 'beauty' purchasing when I get something free or a good discount.

    1. I agree that was a pretty amazing offer, but Monica did that because she knows me, and I don't know the Clarins Counter Manager at your local Nordstrom– though I wish that I did so that you could get that special facial! I saw that Divine Eye Cream and thought that it felt luxurious, but I haven't tried it. Eye creams a very tricky for me personally because super rich ones, particularly if they contain petrolatum and/or mineral oil have the tendency to give me milia– so I am very very careful what I put under my eyes. Two of my favorites continue to be the African Botanics Eye Cream and the Radical Skincare Eye Cream. I do have a tendency to get dark circles, and periodically get some puffiness under the eyes if I didn't get enough sleep, but when I am well rested neither is much of an issue. I have used neither of the eye creams that you have mentioned, but would love to give both a closer look. I personally love antioxidant rich anti-aging formulas that are neither too thick, nor too thin, and that provide excellent moisture and hydration. What do you want in an eye cream other than one that depuffs? I would ask for a few sample packets from L'Occitane next time you are there. Also ask them for a packet or two of their Divine Oil– it;'s quite nice! I received a small sample bottle and a few packets, and while I haven't tested it over any length of time I will say that it feels really lovely on the skin! I definitely know what you mean about making beauty purchases when there is a discount or a good GWP– it definitely feels like a worthy time to splurge!

  7. I have used the L'Occitane eye cream and love that one. It may be my favorite and the one that addresses under-eye puffiness the best for me (so far). I have had milia in the past but have never connected it to certain ingredients (nor thought to do so). I will consider that in the future. I actually purchased the Divine Oil recently but haven't tried it because I am so addicted to my African Neroli oil.

    1. Good to know about the L'Occitane Eye Cream! I will have to ask for a sample. Milia often occurs when an eye cream is too rich, and then gets trapped under that think skin. For me, ultra rich creams will definitely do it, but those two ingredients– especially used together give me milia at an alarming rate of speed! The Divine Oil really does resonate with me, but I haven't used in in any sort of meaningful or consistent way to know whether I will really like or love it long-term. The African Botanics Neroli Infused Marula Oil, on the other hand, is something that I will ALWAYS have on hand because it is so extraordinary (as you know)! :-)


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