January is the biggest month of year for joining gyms, buying athletic gear and trying out new supplements. Mostly it’s because people spent Thanksgiving through New Year’s drinking, eating and not working out. But it can be hard to get back on the horse…so to speak.
A new supplement called SkinnyStix is here to help you get back out there. SkinnyStix is a five calorie powder that you mix with water or another liquid (celebrity endorser Jenny McCarthy mixes it with her morning smoothie). The mix includes yerba mate, guarana, damiana and a xanthine complex that gives you energy, elevates your mood and improves focus and stamina. I got a chance to try it out and here is my review!
You are supposed to mix it with 16 ounces of water – you might want to add even more (nothing wrong with drinking more water) because it is really strong. My sample pack came with a branded water bottle (which comes with some varieties) and is bigger than 16 ounces. I drank it in the afternoon when I needed a boost. It didn’t make me feel wired, but it gave me more energy and curbed my desire to snack. The other major thing I noticed is that I felt really tired around bedtime, This might be good or bad, depending on who you are. I am sensitive to caffeine and sometimes just having a coffee in the afternoon will keep me up at night. This would also be good to drink about 30 minutes before your workout for an extra boost. I would definitely consider buying/ using this again.
You can buy SkinnyStix in a 21 serving version ($29.99) or an eight pack ($14.99), It comes in tangerine, berry and lime and can be purchased online and in stores like Walgreens and Kohls.
Sephora is once again offering its Flash Subscription for one year of free 2-day shipping for $10. There is no minimum and it applies to every purchase for one year. If you are a VIB Rouge member you will get it free, as long as you maintain your VIB Rouge status. This offer can go away as quick as it appears , so hurry if you want it. To get it, go to sephora.com and sign into your beauty insider account. Go to this page, add it to your basket, accept the terms and conditions and check out as usual. The only caveat is that you won’t be able to 2-day items that can’t go via air. Those items will ship free by ground.
SeroVital (or SeroVital hgh) is now available at Costco. One of my favorites, this dietary supplement gives you energy, helps reduce wrinkles, and decreases body fat. It works by giving your pituitary gland a boost.
Costco is carrying a special 40 day supply, 160 capsules online only. From now through Jan. 25, 2015, Costco members can take advantage of a special $20 off discount for a total of $79.99.
The “All About The Bass” singer is having a banner year, releasing a new album, two singles and is in contention for two GRAMMYs. Last week in Los Angeles Clinique threw her an album release party where the singer unveiled the cosmetic bag. Inspired by her hit “Lips Are Movin,” the cute bag is free with any $30 purchase at clinique.com.
Trainor also curated and wore her Clinique favorites to the party.
Eyes – Clinique Colour Surge Eye Shadow Super Shimmer in Strike it Rich; Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara in Extreme Black;
Clinique Brush-On Cream Liner in True Black; Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes in Grandest Gold
Brows – Clinique Instant Lift for Brows in Soft Blonde
Cheeks – Clinique Cheek Pop in Peach Pop
Foundation – Foundation CC Cream in Light
Lips – Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick in Matte Mandarin. To see more of Meghan’s favorites, visit www.clinique.com/meghantrainor.
*This is now live and priced at $59.94. You can pay in two installments and get it on auto-delivery but I’m not sure what the price will be. These products won’t be sold outside of QVC for a few months, so if you want them buy them!
My favorite cosmetics brand, IT Cosmetics will be offering a new Today’s Special Value this Monday, January 19 on QVC. In addition to being a great value, the collection will include five new products; the CC+ Eye Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream, CC+ Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream Compact, CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder, Blurred Lines Smooth-Fill Lipstick, and the CC+ Angled Buffing Foundation Brush.
The new CC+ Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream Compact takes your favorite IT Cosmetics CC Cream and puts it in an easy to use travel-worthy compact.
The CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder will blur those lines even more. Use it on clean skin or to set your makeup.
The Blurred Line Smooth-Fill Lipstick will fill in dry lips and give your lips a nice pop of color. It is formulated with shea butter, jojoba, grape seed extract, cherry oil and hyaluronic acid.
IT Cosmetics are known for their makeup brushes and this one will be no exception. The CC+® Angled Buffing Foundation Brush is custom-cut by hand and made with over 80,000 hairs.This brush will give your skin that airbrushed look and is cruelty free!
The New Year, Your Most Beautiful Skin! Collection will be available on Monday, January 19 at midnight for 24 hours only. The price has not been disclosed, but the last TSV from IT was around $60. To pick one up, tune into QVC next Monday at midnight, 3 AM, 9 AM, 4 PM, 6 PM and 11 PM (ET) or go online to www.qvc.com.