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Now entering the final week of ULTA’s 21 Days of Beauty extravaganza

 

21 Days of Beauty

I’m sad to say that we are now entering the last week of ULTA’s 21 Days of Beauty event that has been happening both online and in ULTA stores across the country. But don’t fret – there are still plenty of great deals this week. In addition ULTA will be hosting another 21 Days of Beauty event at some point this year.

In case you’ve missed my other posts about the event, here is more information.

Each day, for 21 days, ULTA features one “Beauty Steal” and one “Beauty Focus Day” — Beauty Steals are special offers on top beauty products, and Beauty Focus Days feature demonstrations like customized makeup lessons, expert beauty tips, and one-on-one appointments with beauty authorities for all categories.  21 Days of Beauty participants include top cosmetic and skin care brands, including: Stila, Urban Decay, IT Cosmetics, Bare Minerals, Benefit, Too Faced and more.

Now is a great time to stock up on your favorite beauty products as well as try out products you have always been curious about but afraid to take the “plunge.” With these awesome savings (up to 50% off!), now is  great time to give them a try.

Check out this week’s beauty deals, available both online and in stores. Many of these sales items also have FREE gifts with purchase. You should check them all out.

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March 30th.

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March 31st.

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April 1st.

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April 2nd. 

April 2

April 3rd.

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April 4th.

April 4

These are plenty of great specials this coming week.

I love the container for the Two Faced Flush Blush on sale April 1st. The heart shaped tin and design have a very romantic look to it.

I’m curious about the Tarte Maracuja Oil which is on sale on April 2nd. I might give that one a try.

I’m in need of some more blush too. There are two sweet deals this week for blushes. Now to figure out which one I want to try. Or maybe I’ll just buy both.

I LOVE Philosophy products. I have several of them. I’m interested in the Miracle Worker kit that is on sale today. I’ve never tried any of the products that come with that kit. I might just take the plunge and pick it up to give them a try. Plus there is a FREE gift with purchase when you buy $50 of Philosophy products (valid up to 4/14/15 or until supplies last).

Remember that there are even more great deals in ULTA stores across the country, as well as other in store events. To find a location near you visit www.ULTA.com. For more information about the 21 Days of Beauty event visit www.ULTA.com/21Days.

Have you tried any of the products on sale this week? If not, is there a product on sale that you would be interested in trying?

What is your favorite beauty product or products?

Feel free to share your thoughts. I always love to hear from readers.

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Kimberly

*I have partnered with ULTA to bring you this information. Although compensated the opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Receutics Active Skin Repair – Available exclusively at Rite Aid

 

Dry Skin

There are plenty of reasons why I dislike the winter months – the freezing weather, driving in snow, shoveling snow and the dry skin.

The winter months are brutal, especially on my skin. I’m sure many people can relate. My skin can get so dry that my skin splits open and bleeds!

I also suffer on Eczema. Thankfully it hasn’t been as bad as it has in years past, but I still find dry patches on my body that look a lot like Eczema. Normally I get Eczema on my eye lids and back of my neck but lately I have been finding dry patches on my arms, legs and torso.

I have tried many products to help me combat dry skin. There are not many products I haven’t tried. It’s always a “hit or miss.” Some work great and others are not worth a dime. I’ve also tried inexpensive products and products that cost way more than I had wanted to spend.

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A few weeks ago I was sent a couple of products from a new product line called Receutics Active Skin Repair. It’s a new over-the-counter, dermatologically tested skincare product line that is sold exclusively at Rite Aid. The new product line offers affordable, effective treatment for many common skin conditions including Eczema, acne and super dry skin. The products not only help repair these conditions but also help in your skin’s renewal process.

“Our research and feedback from our pharmacists told us that customers were looking for solutions to common skincare issues that were both effective and affordable,” said David Abelman, Rite Aid senior vice president of brand development and innovation. “After a year of development, testing and clinical studies, we are excited to introduce our customers and patients to Receutics Active Skin Repair, a line of dermatologist-strength skincare products that are clinically proven to deliver real results.”

The new product line, which currently has 10 available products, range in price from $9.99 to $49.99. Each product falls under one of four categories;

Acne Clearing – helps to clear and prevent acne; can be used with prescription acne medications.

Therapeutic Relief – treats medical skin conditions like eczema; provides relief from medication side effects.

Sun Care – protects skin from sun damage while simultaneously hydrating and offering anti-aging benefits.

Anti-Aging – addresses anti-aging concerns including wrinkles and dark spots; helps to even skin tone and texture.

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The products have show clinically proven results.

In a clinical study led by Dr. Zoe Draelos, former vice president of the American Academy of Dermatology, the Receutics Active Skin Repair three-piece topical Acne-Clearing kit was found to clear acne faster and improve the appearance of facial acne better than a similar three-piece kit from a leading brand. Dr. Draelos noted that “the study product resulted in a greater percentage decrease in clogged pores and inflammatory lesions at all time points versus the leading brand.”

In a similar study, patients with mild to moderate eczema had a 79 percent reduction in overall signs of eczema, including itchiness, dryness, redness and irritation after using the Receutics Active Skin Repair Intense Hydration and Repair topical treatment. Dr. Draelos noted that “the improvement in the skin without a prescription is quite remarkable.”

The reason why Receutic products work so well is that their rich ingredients help to not only heal but also nourish and enhance your skin. Another words they are a lot more than just a temporary “band aid” to help relieve the issue. They also help your skin heal and look better.

Each Receutics product is formulated to support the skin’s natural improvement processes, enhancing overall health and appearance. Key ingredients include fruit seed extract (to stimulate healing), hyaluronic acid (to hydrate), antioxidants (to reduce inflammation), retinoids (to brighten, smooth and firm), aloe vera, vitamin C and more. All Receutics Active Skin Repair products are also paraben-free.

Rite Aid sent me a couple of Receutics products to try out for myself. I receive to review the Gentle Hydrating Cleanser and Intense Hydration & Repair Treatment.

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Receutics Gentle Hydrating Cleanser

This is a great all over cleanser that is lightweight and rinses off completely and does not leave your skin feeling dry, sticky or greasy. I have used it on both my face and my body.

One thing I don’t like about many cleansers, especially on my face, is the feeling that I need to apply a moisturizer immediately after washing/rinsing. With this cleanser I didn’t feel the need to immediately apply a moisturizer. After rinsing and padding dry my face and body felt soft and hydrated. I always apply a moisturizer, but if I didn’t have time I don’t think it would be a problem after using this product. It seemed to hydrate my skin after use.

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Receutics Intense Hydration & Repair Treatment

I really like this product. I’ve used it all over my body too, including my face.

This is a really thick lotion, so a little bit goes a long way. If you apply it to damp skin (right after you step out of the shower or wash your face) you need even less.

I worried that it would feel heavy on the skin since it’s a heavy lotion, but it doesn’t. It also absorbs quickly.

I’ve used this product as a “spot treatment” too on those dry patches that appear all over my body. It seems to help them to heal faster than other lotions/creams I have been using.

My face has been really dry lately. I have use this lotion sparingly on my face and there is great improvement. The dry, ashy skin on my face is gone.

So far I am pleased with my experience with both Receutics products. I am going to see about picking up the acne products for my teenagers.

Receutics products are sold at Rite Aid stores across the country. To find a location near you visit www.RiteAid.com. Rite Aid can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information about Receutics Active Skin Repair products visit www.Receutics.com. In addition to information about their products you’ll also find video testimonials (from actual users), before and after photos, clinical research results and more.

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Kimberly

*I received free product samples in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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ULTA’s 21 Days of Beauty Week #2 – More great deals on the products you love

 

21 Days of Beauty

Last week I made the announcement that ULTA Beauty was hosting one of it’s twice-a-year beauty extravaganzas.

Each day, for 21 days, ULTA features one “Beauty Steal” and one “Beauty Focus Day” — Beauty Steals are special offers on top beauty products, and Beauty Focus Days feature demonstrations like customized makeup lessons, expert beauty tips, and one-on-one appointments with beauty authorities for all categories.  21 Days of Beauty participants include top cosmetic and skin care brands, including: Stila, Urban Decay, IT Cosmetics, Bare Minerals, Benefit, Too Faced and more.

We’re now entering the second week of this three week event. There are plenty of great deals to be had this week.

Some of these products/brands are even offering FREE products with purchase. Be sure to check them out.

March 22nd.

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March 23rd.

March 23

March 24th.

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March 25th.

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March 26th.

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There are some awesome deals coming up this week. Some of the products on sale are products that I currently use, or have used in the past. For example, Mario Badescu. Myself, as well as my teens, have used their Drying Lotion for spot treatment when a pimple pops up. It’s fast drying and can help reduce the appearance of a pimple. It is drying lotion so be sure to apply it only to the pimple so that you don’t necessarily dry out other parts of your skin.

The brand also has a great facial spray that really feels great on the skin (it’s very refreshing).

I am also a fan of Strivectin, bareMinerals and Pur Minerals. I have used (and currently use) many of their products. I recently started to try out Smashbox products too and I am very pleased with them as well.

Now is a great time to toss out your old beauty products and try out some of the brands and products you’ve always wanted to try. With the great deals it’s also a perfect time to stock up on your favorites while saving a lot of money too.

The deals mentioned above are available both online and in stores. In addition, ULTA stores across the country are also hosting special in store events and extra savings deals. If you have the opportunity to stop by your local ULTA store I would recommend that you do – most especially during their 21 Days of Beauty event.

To find an ULTA location near you visit www.ULTA.com. For more information about the 21 Days of Beauty event visit www.ULTA.com/21Days.

Have you tried any of the brands/products on sale this coming week? If so, which one/ones? What did you think about the products?

What is your favorite beauty product?

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Kimberly

*I have partnered with ULTA to bring you this information. Although compensated the opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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ULTA’s 21 Days of Beauty Starts TODAY!

 

21 Days of Beauty

Beauty and cosmetic fans are most likely familiar with ULTA’s 21 Days of Beauty. It’s a three week celebration that ULTA does twice a year where consumers can enjoy special offers, expert beauty tips and brand focus days.

Each day, for 21 days, ULTA features one “Beauty Steal” and one “Beauty Focus Day” — Beauty Steals are special offers on top beauty products, and Beauty Focus Days feature demonstrations like customized makeup lessons, expert beauty tips, and one-on-one appointments with beauty authorities for all categories.  21 Days of Beauty participants include top cosmetic and skin care brands, including: Stila, Urban Decay, IT Cosmetics, Bare Minerals, Benefit, Too Faced and more.

The ULTA 21 Days of Beauty event starts TODAY (March 15, 2015) and will run through April 4, 2015.

Each day ULTA will offer unbeatable prices on popular brands. For example, today for ULTA’s 21 Days of Beauty event you can purchase bareMinerals (it’s spelled that way) All Over Face Color & Blush for 50% off. It’s now only $10. In addition you can also purchase Philosophy Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash (8 ounces) for $15 (normally it’s $28). I LOVE the Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash. I actually use this product regularly. I love how it exfoliates dead skin cells off of my face and makes it look cleaner and brighter. You just have to make sure to use it gently. The first few times I was a bit rough with it and it can scratch and burn if you use it incorrectly. Once I started to use it property I could really see the benefits. I use it normally 3x’s a week, but you can use it daily if you want. You also only need a little bit so a bottle can last a long time.

Here are some other great ONLINE and IN STORE deals for this week. In addition to these deals there are other specials going on at ULTA stores across the country, so if you have the opportunity to visit your local ULTA you’ll find even more surprises and specials.

Some even have FREE with purchase specials too!

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During Spring people love to purge their homes of unused and unwanted stuff. People also love to give their home a good, deep cleaning. The same can apply to your cosmetic collection. Now is the time to toss out old, unused and expired cosmetics and replenish your beauty cabinet with fresh, new products.

This is also a great time to update your look. Now that the warmer weather is here you might want to consider using lighter, brighter colors.

If you have been curious about certain brands or products, now is a great time to try them out at deep discounts. Or if your favorite product is part of the ULTA 21 Days of Beauty you might want to stock up on it.

This beauty extravaganza is celebrated in all ULTA Beauty stores nationwide with special offers also available on www.ULTA.com/21Days.

Be sure to check back daily for the next 21 days so that you don’t miss out on any specials. And be sure to stop by your local ULTA store for more great deals and surprises.

Do you shop at ULTA? Do you take advantage of ULTA’s twice a year beauty extravaganza? What is your favorite beauty product? Feel free to share your thoughts. I always love to hear from readers.

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Kimberly

*I have partnered with ULTA to bring you this information. Although compensated the opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Mood boosting bath and body products from LifeTherapy

 

Lifetherapy Flirt

I am a HUGE fan of scented things. I personally feel that a scent can change your mood. Scents can make you feel happy, relaxed or even energized. I think that is why aromatherapy is so popular these days. One day I want to really dive into learning more about aromatherapy, but for now I’ll stick with purchasing pre-scented products for my home.

I love anything scented – hand soap, body lotion, candles, sprays, plugins, oils… I especially love scents that remind me of the various holidays and seasons. For example, I love pumpkin and apple scents (to name a few) in the fall and real Christmas tree scents around the holiday. For warmer weather months I enjoy lilac, rose and even citrus scents.

I also like to change things up. I switch out scents out often so our nose don’t get used to the scent.

I recently learned about a company called Lifetherapy that sells a luxurious bath and body collection in five distinct mood-boosting scents;

  • Play
  • Escape
  • Chill
  • Vacation
  • Flirt

I knew I had to try some of their products. They sound awesome.

Lifetherapy sent me a handwash and body lotion in their “flirt” scent.

Flirt

I put the hand wash in our kitchen. Our bathroom is used a lot during the day and I knew my family would go through the entire bottle of Flirt from Lifetherapy in no time. We wash our hands less often in the kitchen (we wash before/after eating/preparing foods – just not as frequently as the bathroom soap is used – I didn’t want people to get the wrong impression). I put the lotion in the bathroom since I always apply lotion after washing my hands.

I should note that it’s a hand AND body wash as well as BODY lotion. I just chose to use it as a hand wash and mostly a hand lotion (although I did apply the lotion to other parts of my body at times).

I love the scent. It’s a beautiful floral scent. I don’t really smell the coconut. I smell flowers.

I’ve had other scented soaps before but the scent always disappears right away. With Lifetherapy the scent stays on your hands (or body if you use the lotion) for a while. I like that.

My husband joked about how he smells “pretty” when he goes to work because the scent stays on his hands. I’ll have to see if Lifetherapy has a more male gender friendly scent. LOL!

I love the scent and I love how the products make my skin feel. The soap doesn’t leave any sticky residue or dry my skin out and the lotion leaves my hands (and sometimes body) feeling soft.

The fragrance is my favorite part about these products. They smell amazing! I would love to try out the other scents one day.

I forgot to mention that the entire Lifetherapy collection is formulated with pure, quality ingredients, is made in the U.S.A. and is healthy for your body: sulfate-free, paraben-free, phthalates-free, and vegan friendly. They’re also cruelty-free!

Here is some additional information about the scents, product lines and cost.

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With Lifetherapy you can change the products and scents to reflect your mood anytime. If you are having a stressful day try the Chill or Vacation scented products. If you are looking to get in a romantic mood try Flirt. And if you are looking for a boost in energy try Play. You can mix and match them too.

Lifetherapy is available at www.LifeTherapy.com and at select boutiques nationwide.

In addition to these products Lifetherapy also carries beautiful jewelry, body scrubs, perfume, gift scents and more.

What do you think about Lifetherapy? Does it sound like something you would like to try?

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Kimberly

*I received free products in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

 

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New products from Neutrogena

 

Dry Skin

This year looks like it’s going to be a big year for Neutrogena. They have a lot of brand new products rolling out in 2015.

Here is the list of new products;

  • CoolDry Sport Sunscreen Lotion & Spray SPF 30 and SPF 70
  • Hydro Boost Water Gel, Gel-Cream for Extra Dry Skin and Eye Cream
  • Naturals Purifying Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes
  • Nourishing Long Wear Eye Shadow + Built-In Primer
  • Oil-Free Acne Moisturizer Pink Grapefruit
  • Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne Cleanser
  • Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne Spot Gel
  • Rapid Dark Circle Repair Eye Cream
  • Healthy Skin Boosters Facial Cleanser
  • Healthy Skin Boosters Daily Scrub

I know my kids will be interested in the Rapid Clear products, especially my teen daughter. She’s graduating from high school and starting college in the fall. The last thing she wants is to start college with acne.

I am a big fan of Neutrogena’s Pink Grapefruit products. I use their facial products often. I LOVE the smell! They truly do smell like Pink Grapefruit.

Neutrogena sent me two of their new products to try out.

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Hydro Boost® Water Gel®

Suggested Retail Price: $17.99 for 1.7 oz. (48g)

Hydro Boost® Water Gel instantly quenches dry skin and keeps it looking smooth, supple and hydrated day after day. The unique water gel formula absorbs quickly, like a gel, but has the long-lasting, intense moisturizing power of a cream. It boosts skin’s hydration level and locks it in all day.

NEUTROGENA® HYDRO BOOST® Gel- Cream for Extra Dry Skin

NEUTROGENA® HYDRO BOOST® Gel- Cream for Extra Dry Skin

Suggested Retail Price: $17.99 for 0.5 oz. (14mL)

Hydro Boost® Gel-Cream for Extra-Dry Skin instantly quenches extra dry skin and keeps it looking smooth, supple and hydrated day after day. The unique gel-cream formula absorbs quickly, like a gel, but has the long-lasting, intense moisturizing power of a cream, for even extra dry skin. It boosts skin’s hydration level and locks it in all day.

I have tried both products. They feel really nice when applied to the skin. It’s almost as if they have a “cooling effect.” I guess that has to do with them being a gel consistency and not a cream or lotion.

I find both products to be very soothing too. Sometimes when I wash my face it burns a bit (I guess I scrub too hard) or it feels “tight” and dry. The moment I apply the gel to my skin it instantly feels soothed and cool. It’s rather refreshing.

I’ve mostly been using the Hydro Boost® Water Gel® because currently my skin is not overly dry (thankfully). I figured I would save the other gel for those times when my skin is extra dry. With the horrible wind chills we’ve been having and sub-zero temperatures I have a feeling my skin will be getting very dry soon between the effects of the cold wind and the dry heat in our home.

I’m pleased with both products and would certainly purchase them again. I like how they feel and I like how my skin feels after I applied them.

As I learn about the other new Neutrogena products that will be rolling out throughout the year I will share information with readers about them.

For more information about Neutrogena visit Neutrogena.com. The brand can also be found on Facebook.

Neutrogena products are available at many retailers both online and offline.

Do you have a favorite Neutrogena product?

Which of the new products are you most interested in trying out for yourself?

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Kimberly

*I received free product samples in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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