Monthly Archives: September 2007

Mineral Makeup Sales & Deals

Here are a few of the most recent deals in Mineral Makeup:

Coastal Scents is having a “Fall Into Savings Friday Sale.” They are offering 25% off of all CS Cosmetics Mineral Makeup and 20% off all Carrier oils Plus they are also offering free samples (just pay for shipping) of their new line of micas “Paradise Micas.” It also looks like they are offering 2 free samples (just pay for shipping) of their new “Silk Cover Mineral Foundations”. This sale ends Sunday September 30th at midnight. Please see their website for details. And see this post for my reviews of Coastal Scents products.

Taylor Made is offering 15% off all orders until 10/31. Great eye-shadows! Please see this post for reviews on Taylor Made Minerals.

Everyday Minerals is offering 10% off until October 2, with discount code x1kOSm. All order over $45will receive a free Fab brush, Everyday makeup organizer and a free eyeliner “Samba Lessons!” please see their website for details. Please see this post for my reviews of Everyday Minerals.

Fyrinnae is offering free shipping on orders $25 or more, there is not indication on how long this deal will last. This is one company that I’ve always wanted to try, I have heard good things about their eye-shadows and their shipping rates, and prices seem very reasonable. Please see their website for details.

Thanks! I hope you all find some good deals 🙂

Lumiere Pre-Buy and Make your own eyeshadow

I finally decided on what to purchase for the Lumiere Pre-Buy. I bought only 1 brush, The larger flat top. I really wanted to jump in and buy the whole set, but I couldn’t justify spending that amount of money for brushes I didn’t absolutely need. Now that they put more pics up I’m thinking of adding the retractable kabuki to my order. Even though these are the softest brushed ever, I have to admit that I might prefer natural hair to synthetic. I find that I get better application with Natural hairs. My absolute favourite brush right now is probably my cheapest purchase, it’s my badger flat-top from coastal scents. Unfortunately I don’t think that they carry it anymore. My second favourite is my shadow blending brush from Coastal Scents, also my cheasest purchase at $1.99.

I finally broke down and ordered TKB’s pop-mica sampler kit and have been making eye-shadows like crazy. The new pop colours really allow you get great colors from mixing. If you are at all interested in making your own eye-shadows and blushes, TKB offers a great kit for the beginners, The Easy Eyeshadow Kit for $19. This kit is perfect for beginners, It includes enough product for at least 8 pots of eyeshadow, instructions and some of the tools you will need. If you like the idea of making your own makeup then I would suggest to just jump right it, it’s easier to do than you may think and very rewarding.

I have been making so much makeup lately that I ran out of jars pretty quickly, I did a bit of research and found that the best price for jars, for the hobbyist can be found on ebay. The cheapest prices I have found, so far, are with “Container and Sample Jars For You“. These jars are also great if you are into sampling before buying.

Cleansers, Moisturizers, and Masks, Oh my!

I was at my little sister’s place last week, and she forced me to try a a new clay mask that she had just bought, and it works incredibly well.

She had recently had a Glycolic acid facial peel at her spa and had been raving about how nice her skin has been looking (I have to admit she does look glowing, and her usual redness and little cystic bumps were all but gone). But unfortunately the treatment was a bit pricey, so she had been scouring the drugstores for a product to prolong her good skin, and hopefully lengthen the time between her facials.

I think that she found a winner, the clay mask we used on the weekend has made a big difference to the quality of my skin. It started to clear up my little cystic bumps (nothing had been able to do that), and reduced my pores almost immediately. The mask is called”Deep Cleansing Mask” by Neostrata. It contains 10% glycolic acid and white clay. I was so impressed with this product that I went straight out and bought their “Daytime Smoothing Cream” with 8% glycolic acid, which came with a free full sized jar of their regular “Smoothing cream”, and a Tube of the Clay mask for myself. I also plan on purchasing one thier cleansers. Now, as far as I can tell this product is only available in the US through a dermatologist, in Canada it is available at the drugstore (I bought mine at Pharmaplus, they were having a 25% of sale on Neostrata products). Also, you may try asking if they are offering any gifts with purchase, after talking with the cosmetologist at my local pharmacy, she checked behind her counter and found that she was able to offer a full sized cleanser, as a gift with a purchase (it was unadvertised and not on the store shelves,).

I am pretty excited that I finally found my HG skin-care regimen .

Please remember that “your mileage may vary” so, you may want to speak with your dermatologist or cosmetologist about using glycolic acid, especially if you have sensitive skin.