Glow up with this $20 gift set from ULTA

 

The Glow Up, $20

ULTA has a great gift set right now filled with everything you need to glow this summer. ‘The Glow Up’ gift set is $20 and includes six prestige brand products. It also has a $5 coupon you can use to purchase a full-size version of one of the products in the set.

Here’s what you get:

Becca Light Priming Filter .5 fl. oz. – This purple primer gets rid of dullness and can be used with or without makeup.

Julep Boost Your Radiance Reparative Rosehip Seed Facial Oil .14 fl.oz. – Rosehip Seed Oil is a moisturizing anti-aging compound that helps to improve the look of fine lines and skin texture.

Laura Gellar New York Dewdreamer Illuminating Drops in Gilded Honey (full size) – This ultra pigmented illuminator can be used with or without foundation as well as on the body to produce a nice glow.

Lorac Light Source 3-in-1 Illuminating Primer in Dusk .33 fl.oz. This golden primer can be used alone or under foundation. Can also be used to highlight.

NARS Orgasm .12 oz. – One of the most popular blushes in the world, this pinky-peach blush that looks good on every complexion. This is also the main reason I bought this kit!

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray .5 fl.oz. – Use this setting spray instead of or on top of your setting powder. Keeps your makeup set all day and all night!

This set is a great value, so get it before it’s gone!

Clarins Pop-up Coming to DC on Apr. 2

My Clarins

Clarins mobile pop-up to sample the brand’s new green beauty line.

The My Clarins Glow Trip is bringing a new pop-up experience to eleven cities across the country, beginning on Mar. 30, 2019. Guests will be able to sample products from My Clarins, a new green and vegan friendly collection of mists, cleansers and face creams.

My Clarins products are made with fruit and plant extracts, free of phthalates, parabens and sulfates and made with recycled packaging. The “Glow Tripers” can sample the edible mists, visit the oxygen bar, hydrate with coconut water and enter to win Clarins products.

Visit the My Clarins Glow Trip trailer on Tuesday, Apr. 2nd at The Bullpen by Georgetown Events, 1201 Half St SE, Washington, DC 20003, from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.. If you’re not in DC, view the rest of the tour here.

Maybelline Snapscara – a review

 

Maybelline’s new mascara made for easy removal.

Volumizing mascaras are great. They make your lashes look longer and fuller, all without using glue! But removing some them is like removing glue. Snapscara (I may get a commission from this link) by Maybelline is a new washable mascara that is supposed to be easy to take off. It’s also the first wax-free mascara.

I hate mascara because I have sensitive eyes and mascara always seems to bleed under my eyes, making me look like a raccoon. I picked this up in Pitch Black to try.

The good news: It is easy to remove. I used my regular overall makeup cleanser and it removed the mascara without any tugging or scrubbing.

The bad news: About 3/4 through the day it was under my eyes.

Snapscara comes in four different colors and retails for $7.99. Right now at ULTA you can get a free makeup bag with your Maybelline purchase  of $15 or more.

Swimsuits are back at VS

 

 

VICTORIA’S SECRET ANNOUNCES RETURN OF SWIM ONLINE

Victoria’s Secret is announcing a return of swimwear to its website. The lingerie retailer stopped selling both swimwear and clothes in 2016, to focus more on bras, panties and sleepwear. No word yet if swimsuits will also be sold in the stores.

The 2019 Swim collection at Victoria’s Secret starts at $62 and includes one-piece and two piece suits from Seafolly, Banana Moon, Lascana and La Blanca and of course, Victoria’s Secret Swim. The collection also includes swimsuit coverups and a new line of VS sunglasses.

 

 

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Find the perfect pair for your swimwear. 😎 Introducing new VS sunglasses.

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Ageless Foundation UltraMax Gold is still on backorder

If you have come to my blog looking for a hgh booster similar to SeroVital, you have probably come across my many posts for Ageless Foundation UltraMax Gold Powder. I’m sorry to say that for the past 60 days or so, it has been impossible to find. I reached out to the parent company Naturade to find out the status and here was their response:

In the meantime, I know we all need our hgh amino acid blends to stay in shape! so I made a list of alternatives you can try in the meantime. (I may get a commission from these links).

SeroVital Dietary Supplement, 160 count (of course)

Ageless Foundation Laboratories Ultramax Gold Caplets – This is a weaker formulation of the powder. Find it at  AllStarHealth.com.

Great Lakes Gelatin – Collagen Hydrolysate Kosher – Unflavored Protein – 16 oz – You can also find a smaller version of this at Trader Joes.

Optimum Nutrition Essential Amino Energy Orange is the best flavor.

Nature’s Youth RSF Amino Acid Booster, Anti-Aging Powder – I haven’t tried this one yet. It’s a powder just like the Ageless Foundation product.