Saturday, July 25, 2015

Gilt x Lancôme Je T’aime Paris Deal on!

LeSalon-by-SofitelHow often do you shop on I seem to go through phases of purchasing deals on it and others like it and recently I’ve been in a “yes, I’m looking for great deals,” period.

And recently one of the offers to check out one of the salons participating in a deal on peaked my interest. Gilt City has teamed up with Lancôme to bring you the Gilt x Lancôme Je T’aime Paris to bring you a collection of Francophile experiences in the following cities: Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago and New York and each option will delight each of your senses with 4 different deals now taking place until July 30th:

  • 20% of online purchase (national offer)
  • Meal for two for $35 (that’s 28% off) @ Pitchoun! Bakery in DTLA
  • Small Bites & Kronenbourg Tasting for Two for $20 (that’s 28% off) @ Taix French Restaurant in Silverlake.
  • Various Hair Services at LeSalon by Sofitel in Beverly Hills (haircut & blowdry $79, single-process color & blow-out $99, or partial Balayage or foil highlights & blow-out $155 – each about 40% off their normal fee).

Since I’ve been toying with the idea of going back to brunette from a redhead, I chose the single-process color & blow-out and Gia took great care in bringing my strands back to a nice chocolate brown.

And I must say LeSalon has some unique benefits attached to it that I’ve never seen a salon offer – use of their pool and SOFIT gym before or after your hair service, access to the spa with showers, lockers and saunas and they even have a nice outdoor courtyard where you can sit and enjoy the LA weather.

Opened earlier this year on January 7th, I’m sure LeSalon will thrive with its competitive prices, amenities and of course the convenient location right across from the Beverly Center. 

Pick up your deal here only until July 30th @

Disclosure: I received a complementary single-process color and blow-out for this review. All words are my own. 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Customize It with the Latest from bareMinerals

This is a pretty cool release from BARE ESCENTUAL Buxom line. It’s their Buxom Customizable Eyeshadow Bar Palette where each shadow is primer-infused, so you are taking out a step in your beauty routine and you decide which rectangle of color goes inside each palette.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Two that are Changing My Life!

MURAD Time Release Acne Cleanser
($32/6.75oz @ and – yup I’ve been struggling with hormonal acne for the last year or so and have not found anything to control it until this cleanser. I’m not sure if it’s the .5% salicylic acid or the technology that allows this one to continue working after it’s been rinsed off. Either way, I don’t care! It works for my skin and that’s the bottom line.

And this is the only product I’ve been using on my face and neck – no toner or face cream, just this.

The cleanser itself is pretty thick and there really isn’t any kind of foaming action, so don’t look for that in this one. My skin has been on this for almost 2 weeks and I saw a difference in the way my skin looked and felt in just a few days, which doesn’t happen often. Thank you Murad!

MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation ($43/12.5g @ in September) – a big release for the brand with this and the Ultra HD Liquid Foundation ($43/1oz @ out now). I assumed a stick would be too heavy for this time of year but thankfully it’s not and wow, did this give me an amazingly natural finish that lasted all day.

The technology behind this is called the 4K Complex – Amino Acid Coated Pigments (those reflected particles that blur imperfections), Hyaluronic Spheres (to hydrate and plump skin), and Sericite (a fine grained mica that adds light reflecting properties).

I love that the foundation category seems to always be introducing new technology and this is one that’s winning with it.

Have you tried the Liquid one yet? 

Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.

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