Review- Not Your Mother’s Triple Threat Brunette Blue Treatment Shampoo

Designed for brunettes, this affordable shampoo is a great toning shampoo for “blue” blondes.

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One of the main ways people rejuvenate blonde and highlighted hair is with toning shampoos and conditioners. Most of these shampoos are blue, but not everyone has the same undertones in their hair. There are many people whose hair looks better with a blue-toned shampoo instead. In an earlier post on this site, I tell you how to figure out which one you are.

For me, the gold standard in blue shampoo is Joico’s Color Balance Blue Shampoo. Unfortunately, I have been trouble finding it and it starts at $16.99 a bottle. I saw this shampoo at ULTA and thought I would give it a try.  It comes in an 8-ounce squeeze bottle and costs around $8.49. I have also seen it at Walmart and (I could get a commission from this link) Amazon.

A lot of people complain that color shampoos are drying. I don’t think that Not Your Mother’s Triple Threat Brunette Shampoo is any different. It lathers and washes out just like any regular shampoo. I did not use the conditioner because I always use my regular treatment conditioner. I liked the color it produces and I use it every other day or so when my roots start showing and the blonde starts to fade.

Verdict: I like this just as much as the Joico version and I will continue using it as long as I can find it. At half the price, I might try the conditioner too!

Sephora Now Delivering Through Instacart

Out of your favorite mascara? Get in delivered in one hour!

If you’re a beauty junkie and always seem to be running low on something, you’ll rejoice in this new partnership. Sephora and Instacart are joining forces to get your favorite beauty products delivered in as little as one hour. Just log into Instacart, search “Sephora” and click add to cart. The new service is available now in select markets and will be in all 400 stores in the U.S. and Canada by the end of the year.

Orders are limited to what’s available at your local stores, but you can still take advantage of daily deals and rack up points in your Beauty VIB account. Normal Instacart fees apply.

M-A-C Celebrating National Lipstick Day a little different this year

Stores are closed but you can still get a free lipstick.

For years MAC cosmetics has been the place to be on National Lipstick Day. All you had to do was show up (before they ran out) and get a free lipstick. But with MAC stores still closed, you won’t have that option. They are going to make it up to you by offering lipstick themed deals and giveaways all through the month of August.

Unfortunately, because it would be cost-prohibitive to mail everyone a free lipstick, you’ll have to buy something. Now through Jul.29, 2020, spend $30 or more and you’ll get your choice of Amplified Lipstick in Dubonnet, Matte Lipstick in Marrakesh or Lady Danger. No offer code necessary.

Sephora and ULTA Beauty usually have sales for National Lipstick Day along with many other brands. So set up a reminder for the 29th and check all of your favorite beauty sites for deals.

Clarisonic is closing and everything is on sale

Everything on the sonic beauty device’s site is 50 percent off.

After more than 15 years, Clarisonic is closing down for good. Acquired by L’Oreal in 2011, the company has decided to stop selling the high-end facial device across all retail channels, including on the direct-to-consumer website. The last day you can shop is Sept. 30, 2020.

Everything on the site is 50 percent off from devices to brush heads. If you already have a device stock up on brush heads starting at $13.50 each. Devices start at $49.50. The devices last forever (I have had two for over 5 years) and you can find aftermarket brushes to fit. Shipping free and you get a free gift with any purchase over $30.

If the brush head you want is sold out, try looking at other beauty and department stores. Many of the retailers are also lowering prices to clear stock of Clarisonic items.

 

Whole Foods Beauty Week Deals Coming in March

The health food grocer is offering two beauty gift bags and discounts on skincare and beauty brands.

Whole Foods is celebrating Beauty Week 2020 with some great deals. From Mar. 11 to Mar. 17 you can visit a store near you and pick up $20 beauty bags filled with trial and full-sized products plus score discounts on everything in the beauty department. Get 25 percent off skincare, makeup, nail polish, cosmetics, hair care and more. Prime members will get an extra 10 percent off.

The beauty bags are $20 each and are available while supplies last. Each bag has a different variety of products from brands like Pacifica, Yes To, Dr. Hauschka, ACURE and more. Each bag is handcrafted by artisans in West Africa. Beginning on Feb. 26 you may be able to reserve your products in-store and return on Mar. 11 to purchase. Check your local store for details.