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.

Bareminerals BARESKIN bronzer being discontinued

If you have a fair complexion, you may have trouble using bronzers. Getting the right coverage with powders and creams can leave you looking like you fell in a mud puddle. My favorite go-to bronzer is BARESKIN SHEER SUN Serum Bronzer by bareMinerals. Unfortunately they are discontinuing it!

This serum can be used to highlight as well as an all over product. It blends great into foundation and you can even use your fingers to apply it. It has a shimmery glow that makes you look like you just got back from a vacation at the beach. It also blends very well with liquid and powder foundations. I’m telling you about it now so you can still enjoy it/stock up if you already use it. BTW it lasts forever!

You can still get it at the bareMinerals site and some stores for $24 (originally $28). I have also seen it at (I may get a commission from this link) Amazon and Walmart.com.