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The Neutrogena #BestieSaleEver + My Recommendations

This post is sponsored by Neutrogena

For three days only, starting today Neutrogena is having their #BestieSaleEver! Just like you and your besties, your skincare routine isn't the same without your favorite Neutrogena products, so make sure to head on over to Neutrogena.com to take advantage of the sale now through 9/23.

Three deals, three days only: 

  • Buy 2 Get 1 Free on Acne, Cleansing, or Men's products.
  • $4 off the Rapid Wrinkle Repair Line
  • $10 off Light Therapy Products

This includes some of my personal favorites from the line, starting with the Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes ($7.99). I've been using them for many years and I love them because they take off makeup easily without leaving a film or residue on my skin.

I've also recently discovered the new Hydro Boost Hydrating Cleansing Gel ($8.99) and if you have dry skin like I do, you're going to love it! It contains hyaluronic acid and is super gentle so it doesn't strip your skin, plus it's great for taking off my makeup. It has a silky smooth texture and foams up into a cushiony, creamy lather with an amazing light, fresh scent. I struggle to find cleansers that don't make my skin feel tight and this one doesn't, plus it's so affordable! It's also soap-free, oil-free, paraben-free, hypoallergenic, and non-comedogenic.

Another product that I've used for years is the Deep Clean Gentle Scrub ($7.49). I discovered this gentle yet effective exfoliator after using a more expensive version that contains very similar ingredients. In addition to being a scrub, it also contains Beta Hydroxy Acid to chemically exfoliate deep down into your pores...great for preventing breakouts! I tend to get hormonal breakouts on my chin every month, so I start using this a few days beforehand and it has really kept pimples at bay, plus it makes my skin feel so smooth. Since I have dry skin, I don't use this every day or it makes my skin feel too dry, but once a week is great for me. If you're more oily, you can definitely use it more frequently.

So those are my personal recommendations for the sale...I would love to know what your favorite Neutrogena products are and what you plan to buy during the sale!

Head over to Neutrogena.com to take advantage of the sale now through 9/23!

New Drugstore Releases Coming Soon to Amazon

It's that time of year when all of the new Fall Drugstore collections are starting to arrive! But instead of popping up in stores, they'll be coming to Amazon.com first, just like last year. To be honest, it kind of bums me out because I miss the thrill of the hunt and finding new stuff at Bed, Bath, & Beyond, Walgreens or Walmart. Now by the time it arrives in-store, everyone has already tried and reviewed it so I guess I need to just jump on the bandwagon and order from Amazon already.

Keep in mind that these products aren't available for purchase just yet...but they should be any day now. Let's take a look!

Tarte Good-For-You-Glamour TSV on QVC

tarte cosmetics qvc tsv 2017
Tarte Cosmetics has just released a brand new set for QVC called Good-For-You-Glamour and it's the Today's Special Value this Tuesday 9/19! The good news is, it's already available for pre-order and if you're a fan of Tarte, you don't want to miss out on this one!

The set includes $170.33 worth of products for only $59.94 and is an awesome deal, considering the new Clay Stick Foundation retails for $39 by itself. Here's what you're getting:

  • Ladies Night Palette with 6 eyeshadows, 1 blush, 1 bronzer, and 1 highlighter 
  • Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara
  • Clay Foundation Stick in your choice of 6 shades
  • The Lip Sculptor Double-ended Lipstick and Gloss in the shade Sass (mauve)
  • Foundation brush
  • Eyeshadow Brush
  • Makeup Bag

QVC graciously sent me the whole set ahead of time so that I would be able to review it for you guys and post some swatches, so without further ado, let's take a closer look!

Colourpop I Think I Love You is The Perfect Fall Palette

colourpop i think i love you palette

I was so impressed with Colourpop's Yes Please! Palette, I didn't hesitate to pick up the new I Think I Love You Palette last week as soon as it launched. It's a beautiful fall palette full of rich bronzes, coppers, brown, and gold in a mix of matte and shimmer finishes and it all comes housed in reflective, rose gold packaging.

Hot Deal on Lorac Palettes at Ulta

The Lorac L.A. Palettes are currently 50% off at Ulta Beauty, making them $12 each. I'm really wishing I had waited but that's the nature of the makeup world I guess. You never know what's going to end up on sale or if the stock will be around long enough.

Still if you didn't end up getting these when they launched (or got one and want some more), now's the chance to grab them before they sell out!

Visit my original post here to see swatches of all three palettes.

Available now at Ulta.com

My First BoxyCharm Unboxing

To say that I'm over subscription boxes is an understatement. I cancelled Birchbox and Ipsy years ago and while I had some hope that I would love the Sephora Play and Macy's subscription boxes, I ended up getting rid of those as well. Rarely did I discover something new that I could use...I kept getting the same things over and over again (how many little tubes of the POREfessional does one person need?) and I had a huge bin of samples sitting in my room that started to give me anxiety as it overflowed onto the carpet. 

So why did I end up trying yet another box? Because BoxyCharm seemed different. It's $21 a month so it's double the price of Sephora Play, Ipsy, and Birchbox and $5 more than Macy's...BUT you get 4-5 full sized products, not samples! 

Not to mention that I was paying $25 a month between Sephora Play and Macy's anyway so I just cancelled them both in favor of BoxyCharm.

And guess what? I'm super happy with September's box...we're off to a great start! Let's take a look...

NEW Physicians Formula Butter Highlighters + Swatches!

physicians formula butter highlighter display

Guess what just landed at Harmon/Bed, Bath, & Beyond...Physicians Formula Butter Highlighters ($9.99 each)! Somehow, I knew it was only a matter of time before they expanded their Butter line to include highlighters!
I was honestly surprised to see these because every time I've gone into Harmon's/BBB lately, they never have anything new. They used to be the first place I looked but the past year or so, drugstore products have been launching first at Walmart or on Amazon. But thanks to a heads up from @v_solid_ on Instagram who found them at her local Harmon in NYC yesterday, I headed straight for Bed, Bath, & Beyond this morning (my store has a Harmon's inside) and there they were!

 Let's take a look...
physicians formula butter highlighters
The Butter Highlighters come in four shades, Pearl (white with a pink shift), Champagne (gold), Pink/Rose (pink) and Rose Gold (rosy bronze). 

The packaging is totally different than the Butter Bronzers/Blushes. The latter have a separate compartment underneath with a mirror and a sponge, which make them a bit bulky. The Butter Highlighters come in low profile jars with a screw-on lid similar to the Colourpop Super Shock Highlighters. 
physicians formula butter highlighter review
The formula is also completely different than the other Butter products in that these are cream-to-powder. They're infused with Murumuru Butter and contain "ultra-refined pearls and soft-focus pigments that smooth skin texture, brighten skin tone, and deliver a gorgeous highlighted finish."

They're made in the U.S.A. and contain .17oz of product (compared to .15 in the Colourpop highlighters).

To me, the formula most closely resembles (again) the Colourpop Super Shock highlighters with an ultra-creamy, bouncy texture that picks up at the slightest touch and blends easily across the skin. The shades are super shiny with a metallic finish and they have the same tropical coconut scent that the Butter Bronzers and Blushes have.
physicians formula butter highlighter swatches

I haven't tried these on my face yet so I can't yet speak for the wear time, but I just wanted to get this post up to let you guys know that these are available in stores now and to show you some swatches. I'll let you know my final thoughts on these in a future post once I've had a chance to try them a bit.

What are your thoughts? Are you excited to try these?
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