RODAN + FIELDS | Skincare Review

I was recently sent a few items from Rodan + Fields to try out and I’d have to say there are definite hits and misses among the bunch. This was my first time trying anything associated with R+F besides the breakout Proactiv products (which I wasn’t a fan of), but I’ve certainly heard about these … Continue reading “RODAN + FIELDS | Skincare Review”

I was recently sent a few items from Rodan + Fields to try out and I’d have to say there are definite hits and misses among the bunch. This was my first time trying anything associated with R+F besides the breakout Proactiv products (which I wasn’t a fan of), but I’ve certainly heard about these newer lines from a ton of friends who are R+F Consultants.

My first thought when I opened the box was “whoa… the packaging sure has stepped up its game since the old Proactiv days!” I was super impressed with the sleek and clean design, as well as some features of each product I’ll get into specifically.

ENHANCEMENTS™ Micro-Dermabrasion Paste Packets
A quick bit of info on traditional microdermabrasion: it is an exfoliating treatment using fine crystals which are sprayed on the skin. It works best on problems such as dull skin, brown spots, and age spots. Microdermabrasion should work on all skin types and colors to make subtle changes, causing no skin color change or scarring. Regular exfoliation is key to rejuvenating your skin and helping the cell turnover process keep up with life’s daily toll.

These R+F Micro-Dermabrasion Paste Packets are an easy alternative to a more pricey service done by a dermatologist or esthetician, but you should be aware that they produce less drastic results.

For the paste application, it says to massage the entire contents of one packet directly onto the skin for 30-60 seconds; do not wet the skin before use. (Please note: it doesn’t say, but you should ALWAYS do exfoliation on CLEAN SKIN! You will grind dirt and impurities into your skin otherwise, so always wash your face thoroughly first with a gentle cleanser.) The instructions say that for a more gentle exfoliation, use the paste on damp skin and slowly add water to lessen the intensity.

I found that one packet was more paste than I needed, so I could really get 2-3 uses out of each. The paste was almost a thick, lumpy, sugary oil feeling, which wasn’t unpleasant, but I prefer a more fine grit when it comes to an at home microdermabrasion formula. The scent however… wowza, that wasn’t awesome. It does dissipate but oooof, what the heck was that?! The product ingredient deck lists a fragrance, so here’s hoping that scent wasn’t intentional.

PS: when I tried to find this on the US website, I realized that I couldn’t! I was sent these from R+F Canada, so I’m not 100% certain if the packets are available in the US, however it is available in their standard jar packaging.

REDEFINE™ Night Renewing Serum
To follow the Micro-Dermabrasion Paste, I was told to use one of the blue Night Renewing Serum capsules all over my face before any other moisturizers.

I was a major fan of this serum! One capsule was more than enough for my face, neck and décolletage. (However if you find that one capsule is too much, you really can’t save any excess due to the specific type of single use packaging.) I didn’t have enough sample capsules to really tell a huge difference so I can’t give you true feedback on it’s long term results, but I think especially for travel this product is a wonderful alternative to some of my glass jar serums.

REDEFINE™ Multi-Function Eye Cream
Moving on… after applying the Night Serum I used the Multi-Function Eye Cream (I also used the eye cream in the mornings). This was my favorite item of all! It was so nice, so light and smoothed into my eye area like a dream. It didn’t have a strong fragrance at all and it really did seem to brighten and smooth out my under eyes.

Under my eye makeup during the day, I had no issues with creasing or patchiness. In fact this cream didn’t really affect my makeup at all (which isn’t always the case with eye creams for me).

REDEFINE™ Lip Renewing Serum
This was another serum in tiny little capsules, and again a generous amount of product for such a tiny silver blob. The serum was very thin, and honestly there was way too much in the capsule for me. You could’ve coated my lips a few times with that! But alas, same as before, there is no way to save the excess from the capsules.

Again, I didn’t really have that many capsules to sample for long term results, but with a lip serum it seemed faster to tell a bit of a difference. My lips were much softer once the serum soaked in and it didn’t have a taste really at all. I’d give this product a thumbs up with just a wish that they develop an alternative application method.

REDEFINE™ Age Shield Hand Balm
Now this was one of the coolest products of all. It looks like a tiny deodorant… but NO, it’s sunscreen for your HANDS! Most people don’t realize you need to also protect your hands from sun damage. The skin there is so thin, it can age quickly. While many people may not have a need for this, I see tremendous potential, let me explain…

If you’re at the beach or pool, obviously just use the sunscreen you’re putting on your body, duh I would. BUT I come from a family of golfers, tennis players, etc outdoor activities and let me tell you… trying to tee off with greasy sunscreen on your non-gloved hand? FORE!!!

This seems brilliant because it rubbed in like a hand balm, not thin or slippery like a lotion, and it was super convenient to apply from the stick, so as to not slime up your palms. Do I think this is an everyday item? Not really, but it’s so perfect if you’re going to be outside and want sun protection but not traditionally slimy hands.

What about you guys… have you tried any Rodan + Fields products? I’d love to hear which ones and your thoughts on them. Also be sure to subscribe and follow all of my fun social links around here, and please share if you loved this post!

Xoxo, Meeghan

Disclaimer: I received these samples to review from Kevin at Rodan + Fields, but all opinions are my own. I wasn’t compensated in any way to write this review nor under any obligation to do so. If you’re interested in ordering any of these items, feel free to contact Kevin directly via email ( or via he and his wife’s R+F Facebook page

ULTA 21 DAYS OF BEAUTY | It’s Back! What To Buy & What To Avoid

The holy grail of Ulta beauty sales is coming back! Their “21 Days of Beauty” is here for the Fall 2017 edition and this is always the sale to find high end makeup at ridiculously discounted prices. If you’ve never heard of this sale before… either break out or hide your wallet, because the deals are … Continue reading “ULTA 21 DAYS OF BEAUTY | It’s Back! What To Buy & What To Avoid”

The holy grail of Ulta beauty sales is coming back! Their “21 Days of Beauty” is here for the Fall 2017 edition and this is always the sale to find high end makeup at ridiculously discounted prices.

If you’ve never heard of this sale before… either break out or hide your wallet, because the deals are FIRE! The sale starts Sunday September 3rd, with different items heavily discounted each day and ends on Saturday September 23rd.

The daily “Beauty Steals” are available for that specific day only, both in-store and online (some items are online only or Platinum Members only). FYI, Ulta’s Platinum Members receive free shipping on all online orders containing a Beauty Steal item, no minimum purchase required.

I’ll give you guys my suggestions for what to get and what to forget! I’ve also linked the items for your convenience (because, I too am an impatient online shopper), but note: until the day they’re on sale, the prices will be shown as the regular retail amount.

(Also keep in mind… YOU CAN RETURN THINGS TO ULTA. You don’t love the item you purchased? Take it back!!! People don’t take advantage of this and are often stuck with a beauty item that doesn’t work for them.)

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IT Cosmetics Brow Power Super Skinny – $12 (reg $24)
Murad Resurgence Retinol Youth Renewal Serum – $44 (reg $88)
Estée Lauder Pure Color Love Lipstick – $11 (reg $22) – Online Only

My recommendation: The It Cosmetics brow pencil is on par with my favorites, but has slightly different colors and undertones, worth a look at! I have this and the Estée Lauder lipsticks on my list, that packaging is to die for.

bareMinerals Mineral Veil Finishing Powder – $11.50 (reg $23)
Buxom Plumpline Lip Liner – $8.50 (reg $17)
Mally Evercolor Shadow Stick Extra – $12.50 (reg $25) – Online Only
Philospohy Renewed Hope in a Jar or Hope in a Jar – $19.50 (reg $39) – Online Only

My recommendation: If you love bareMinerals this is a killer deal for their finishing powder. I am a huge fan of Philosophy and their Renewed Hope in a Jar is lovely (I personally like this formula more than the original Hope in a Jar, but both are on sale).

Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel – $7 (reg $14)
PÜR All Primers – $16.50 (reg $33)
Butter London Sheer Wisdom Lip Oil – $11 (reg $22) – Online Only

My recommendation: I’m obsessed with a few other Mario Badescu items, and the Enzyme Cleansing Gel is one I’ve tried a sample of before and loved. 

Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels 4ct – $7.50 (reg $15)
Tarte Double Duty Beauty Lip Sculptor Double Ended Lipstick & Gloss – $10 (reg $24)
First Aid Beauty Ready. Set. Hydrate! Kit – $22 (reg $44) – Online Only

My recommendation: The Skyn Iceland Eye Gels are super nice (keep them in the fridge for an extra cooling pamper session) and the Tarte Lip Sculptor is a lip product I adore!!!! I love the convenience of these for my purse or on the go. The formula is super moisturizing and long lasting for that. I love them and have gifted quite a few.

Exuviance Age Reverse Introductory Collection – $40 (reg $80)
Too Faced Sketch Marker Liquid Eyeliner – $10 (reg $20)
Cargo Mascaras – $10-11 (reg $20-22) – Online Only

My recommendation: All of these can be skipped honestly… the Too Faced Sketch Markers, while awesome at first, dry out sooooo quickly!! Bummer.

Perricone MD Select Cold Plasma (excludes travel and kits) – $55-81 (reg $110-162)
Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette – $17 (reg $34)
OFRA Select Highlighters – $14.50-16 (reg $29-32) – Online Only

My recommendation: The Urban Decay palette is perfect for travel and comes in a few shade options, I own the shade ‘Naked’ and again have gifted a few. Something I’m pretty excited about however… I’m using this sale as a time to finally try the OFRA highlighters! I just can’t see why they are $29-32 each normally. But at half off? Heck yes, I’ll try these then OFRA. 

Philosophy The Microdelivery Exfoliating Facial Wash – $14 (reg $28)
Benefit Roller Lash Lifting Mascara – $12 (reg $24)
Cover FX Perfect Setting Powder – $17.50 (reg $35) – Online Only

My recommendation: This Philosophy facial cleanser is lovely to toss in a few days a week and not too harsh (I wouldn’t use it every day personally). Also, I have tried a baaaaaby sample of the Cover FX Perfect Setting Powder and it was awesome!! I personally am stoked to score it for such a deal, I predict this one sells out FAST!

StriVectin Power Starters Tightening Trio – $44.50 (reg $89)
Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Precision Longwear Liquid Eyeliner – $10 (reg $20)
NARS NARSissist Cheek Studio Palette – $27.50 (reg $55) – Online Only, Platinum Perk Only

My recommendation: The Tarte liquid eyeliner is really nice, but not normally worth $20… for $10 though? Yep! As for the NARS cheek palette, it looks like it may not work on my fair skin but I soooo want to try it out. This palette contains a full sized Laguna Bronzing Powder, which is $40 on it’s own. 

proactiv Emergency Blemish Relief or Makeup Cleansing Wipes – $10 (reg $20)
Too Faced Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eyeshadow Primer – $10 (reg $20)
Clinique Quickliner for Eyes Intense – $8.75 (reg $17.50) – Online Only

My recommendation: FYI, the proactive Blemish Relief contains benzoyl peroxide which can be extremely drying and damaging to sensitive skin. I’d avoid it if you have never tried this ingredient! The Too Faced Shadow Insurance is a great eye primer, but honestly any good concealer can do the same. My birthday’s sales are kind of a miss!

stila MATTE’ificent Lipstick – $11 (reg $22)
Peter Thomas Roth Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel – $19 (reg $38)
DERMAFLASH Facial Exfoliating Device (blue only) – $94.50 (reg $189) – Online only

My recommendation: The Peter Thomas Cleansing Gel reminds me of a few drugstore alternatives, but I have to admit it does work better. It’s just soooo pricey normally! One thing I am SUUUUPER intrigued by is the DERMAFLASH Facial Exfoliating Device. I’ve obviously discussed how much I love dermaplaning on the blog before, but to try it at home… I may not be ready y’all, but that’s one heck of a deal!

Dermablend Loose Setting Powder (Colorless only) – $13.50 (reg $27)
Smashbox X-Rated Mascara & Photo Finish Lash Primer – $10 (reg $23)
Origins Plantscription Anti-Aging Power Serum 1oz – $29.50 (reg $59) – Online Only

My recommendation: If you like Dermablend then this Loose Setting Powder is a good one to get. However, note that you can only get the colorless one at the sale price, even though it comes in 3 shades. Lately I’ve been loving Origins, but have not tried the Plantscription Serum… have any of you guys??

Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid – $14.50 (reg $29)
Juice Beauty Kits – $19.50-25 (reg $39-50)
Lorac TANtalizer Buildable Bronzing Powder – $16 (reg $32) – Online Only

My recommendation: The Urban Decay Naked Skin line is AMAZING (I love the concealers!) and if you’ve wanted to try your hand at color correcting, these make it super easy. They also allow you to get the exact corrector shades you need vs. other mega palettes which have more correctors than you need and will ever use… waste of money and space! Lorac is such a lovely brand that seems to get far less attention than it deserves (they have had some weird misses lately though). Their bronzers are really nice, natural looking on the skin, and certainly worth a look at.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duos – $11.50 (reg $23)
Clarisonic Single Cleansing Brush Heads (Excludes Sonic Foundation Brush) – BUY ONE GET ONE FREE (reg $27-32)
Eyeko Mascaras – $9.50- $15 (reg $19-30) – Online Only

My recommendation: By far, my favorite brow powders ever are the Anastasia Beverly Hills powder duos. They are perfect for travel, and with the two complementary shades in one little duo, allow you to use powders to create a more natural brow. (FYI, you use the lighter shade toward the center of your face and the darker shade goes on the arch to brow tail… mimicking where your hairs are thicker naturally!) Also, if you use a Clarisonic, this is a great time to stock up on brush heads. I don’t, but know plenty of people who SWEAR by them!

IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation – $17.50 (reg $35)
IT Brushes For Ulta Airbrush Complexion Brush #115 – $12 (reg $24)
Benefit Brow Service – Free brow wax with any $50 Benefit purchase ($21 value)
Dose of Colors Matte Liquid Lipstick – $9 (reg $18) – Online Only

My recommendation: The IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation sits beautifully on the skin. It’s supposed to have anti-aging ingredients, but I always question that… since it goes on top of everything else you’ve prepped the skin with already (moisturizers, primers, etc.). Either way, lovely powder! I’d say skip on the Benefit Brow Service… there is zero point in this, since it’s something they regularly offer for free with purchase throughout the year and no Benefit items are on sale this day. Now, you all know I’m not a liquid lipstick kind of gal, but if you are, Dose of Colors are some of the best in the biz. They also rarely go on sale, so I predict these shades sell out quickly. 

Philosophy Time in a Bottle Serum – $38 (reg $76)
Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector – $15 (reg $30)
Urban Decay Razor Sharp Longwear Liquid Eyeliner – $11 (reg $22) – Online Only, Platinum Perk Only

My recommendation: Looove me some Philosophy, that’s all I have to say at this point! As for the Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector? HATE IT. All shouty caps. This just sits on the skin like a wet, shiny layer and does nothing to actually correct or brighten. Stick to a color corrector or a full coverage concealer (try the Tarte Shape Tape).

Lancôme Auda[City] Palettes – $34.50 (reg $69)
Shiseido Triple Task Mask – $19 (reg $38)
Stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara – $11.50 (reg $23)
NIA Not Into Aging Start Up Kit – $10 (reg $20) – Online Only

My recommendation: Shiseido is one of my favorite luxury skincare brands, which also rarely has amazing sales. I’ll be picking up the Triple Task Mask set for myself!! I’m not a huge fan of any Stila, so I’d say pass on this and get the L’Oreal Lash Paradise which I mentioned in my latest favorites blog!

Lorac Front of Line PRO Liquid Eyeliners or Eye Pencils – $10 (reg $20-$23)
Algenist Retinol Firming & Lifting Serum – $51 (reg $102)
Japonesque Makeup Setting Spray – $14.50 (reg $29) – Online Only

My recommendation: I’m curious about the Japonesque setting spray, it’s one of very few aerosol setting sprays on the market (everyone lost their mindsssss over the Morphe one, which never seemed to go back in stock) and I love the idea of a constant fine mist when finding great setting spray nozzles is hard these days. Hmmm… worth a try!

Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover – $9.50 (reg $19)
MAC Russian Red & Velvet Teddy Lipsticks– $8.75 (reg $17.50)
Woosh Beauty Spin-On Lipgloss – $8 (reg $16) – Online Only

My recommendation: This Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover is not the Cleansing Balm version that is majorly hyped, but I like this one more. I prefer liquids for eye makeup removal, get those gooey balms away from me! Also, if you’ve never tried a MAC Lipstick, now is the time people! These are two of MAC’s most popular colors. I personally own and LOVE Velvet Teddy. It’s a lovely warm nude which actually works on my pale self. (Side note: if you didn’t know, MAC offers the Back-to-M·A·C Program where you can recycle your used MAC containers and get freebies! Take a look at my FAQ video on that here.)

Laura Geller Balance-n-Brighten Baked Color Correcting Foundation – $16.50 (reg $33)
Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser – $7.50 (reg $15)
Meaningful Beauty Ultra Deluxe System – $39.50 (reg $79) – Online Only

My recommendation: A lot of people swear by the Laura Geller Balance-n-Brighten, but I just find it’s kind of ‘meh’ for me. However, Clarins is an amazing brand that rarely gets much hype, but it should. I’ll be picking up the cleanser!

Tarte Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara – $10 (reg $23)
Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant – $9 (reg $18)
Dermadoctor KP Duty (Excludes Travel Size and Body Peel) – $19-35 (reg $38-70) – Online Only

My recommendation: If you’ve tried the Tarte Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara and liked it… who are you??! I just can’t get that to work for me. It smudges and transfers everywhere and I look ridiculous within an hour. The Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant however, I looove this as a dry powder to foaming cleanser, especially for travel (no liquids to break in my toiletries case!). However, fair warning: it’s not good at makeup removal or to be used in scratchy form on the eyes.

Benefit ka-BROW! Cream-Gel Eyebrow Color With Brush – $12 (reg $24)
Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum – $22.50 (reg $45)
Butter London Glazen Eye Gloss – $12 (reg $24)

My recommendation: Mayyyybe the Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum. I do love MB, but some vitamin C serums react badly with my skin… that’s just me though so we’ll see! Otherwise this day is a miss. The Benefit ka-BROW is extremely lackluster in it’s product and packaging and the Butter London Eye Gloss are just not my favorite for performance and wear.

Ok guys, I hope this list helps you plan your method of attack :) I’d love to hear what you’re thinking about purchasing!

Xoxo, Meeghan

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ULTA 21 DAYS OF BEAUTY | Recommendations

One of my amazingly wonderful friends was inquiring about any sales at Ulta, Sephora, etc… and if I’d post when there are sales are worth mentioning. Well heck, I’d love to! A little delayed (because I didn’t think about it honestly), but we’re smack dab in the middle of Ulta’s Spring 2017 “21 Days of … Continue reading “ULTA 21 DAYS OF BEAUTY | Recommendations”

One of my amazingly wonderful friends was inquiring about any sales at Ulta, Sephora, etc… and if I’d post when there are sales are worth mentioning. Well heck, I’d love to! A little delayed (because I didn’t think about it honestly), but we’re smack dab in the middle of Ulta’s Spring 2017 “21 Days of Beauty” so let’s discuss.

The sales started March 19th (my bad…) but continues on through April 8th! So let’s hop in the middle and look at the daily “Beauty Steals” (available for one day only, both in-store and online; FYI Platinum Members receive free shipping on all orders with a Beauty Steal item, no minimum purchase required). I’ll give you my suggestions as we go! I’ve also linked the items for your convenience (because, I too am an impatient online shopper LOL).

Note, there are also “Hot Buys” and “Weekly Beauty Deals” going on during the sale as well, neither are as steep of discounts as the Daily “Beauty Steals” but are worth looking into.

(Keep in mind… YOU CAN RETURN THINGS TO ULTA. If you don’t love it? Take it back! People don’t take advantage of this and are often stuck with a high priced beauty item that doesn’t work for them.)

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Tarte Maneater Eyeliner – $10 (reg $20)
Stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara – $11.50 (reg $23)
Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash – $11 (reg $22)

My recommendation: The Tarte eyeliner, IF you want a smudgy kind of eye kohl. If not, skip it! 

Laura Geller Baked Blush-n-Brighten – $14 (reg $28)
Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer – $22.50 (reg $45)
IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Vol 1 Eyeshadow Palette – $21 (reg $42)

My recommendation: Top of the list is the Dr. Brandt primer, THIS IS THE SHIZ! It’s usually ridiculously expensive, so if you’ve wanted to try it, now is the time. Also, the Laura Geller baked blushes are super pretty. Keep in mind they’re baked blushes though so they’ll be a soft wash of color vs a POP of bright on the cheeks. 

Benefit They’re Real Tinted Lash Primer – $12 (reg $24)
Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Cleanser – $19 (reg $38)
St. Tropez Gradual Tan Classic Everyday Body Lotion – $12.50 (reg $25)

My recommendation: I adore the Benefit lash primer. Think of it as a flexible, thin brown mascara… it’s my favorite to wear on a “no makeup, but please still see my pale lashes” day.

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water – $16 (reg $32)
SeroVital & UniLastin supplements – $55.30-$63.30 (reg $79-$99)
Japonesque Velvet Touch Blushes – $11 each (reg $22)

My recommendation: While I do love the Smashbox Primer Water, I have to admit it’s a bit gimmicky and isn’t as multipurpose as something like Mac Fix+, so if you’re looking for more versatility, skip it. The Japonesque blushes are pretty, their packaging also! Personal favorites are Shade 2 and Shade 3. 

IT Cosmetics CC Airbrush Perfecting Powder SPF 50+ – $17.50 (reg $35)
Mario Badescu – 25% off entire brand
Too Faced Mascara Melt Off – $10 (reg $17)

My recommendation: Buy all of the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion you can! But seriously, that is an amazing overnight pimple treatment. Also the Mario Badescu Facial Spray is amazing and on my repurchase list (both the Rosewater and Cucumber/Green Tea scents).

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara – $11 (reg $22)
Shiseido Eyelash Curler – $10 (reg $20)
LORAC Unzipped Palette or Unzipped Gold Palette – $21 each (reg $42)

My recommendation: All of these items are bombdotcom. The Urban Decay mascara is a great one for volumizing your lashes and I don’t find it flaking on me during the day. The Shiseido eyelash curler may be a cult favorite, but rather this is just a great deal for a high quality eyelash curler. In particular, the LORAC Unzipped Gold Palette is on my radar. Those gold tones are gorgeous for summer and the pigments are so creamy.

Mally Beauty Effortlessly Airbrushed Blush & Highlight Set – $17.50 (reg $35)
Per-Fekt Skin Perfection Gel and Liquid Gold – $14.25-$24 (reg $28.50-$48)
Exuviance Age Reverse HydraFirm – $39 (reg $78)

My recommendation: I have to say none of these excite me. Sorry but just keeping it real!

Pur Cosmetics 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup SPF 15 – $18 (reg $29.50)
bareMinerals Lash Domination Mascara & Lash Domination Petite Precision Mascara – $9.50 (reg $19)
Clarins Restorative Total Eye Concentrate – $42.50 (reg $85)

My recommendation: The Clarins eye concentrate is one heck of a deal, but I can’t vouch for this exact item, only my enjoyment of Clarins other products.

Butter LONDON Plush Rush Lip Glosses, Lipsticks, and Lip Liners – $10 each (reg $18-$22)
Cargo Swimmables Collection – $9-$14.50 (reg $18-$29)
Strivectin TL Advanced Tightening Neck Cream – $47.50 (reg $95)

My recommendation: Another day that doesn’t wow me. I do like Butter LONDON nail products, but their cosmetics are not really up my alley.

Stila One Step Correct Color Correcting Primer – $18 (reg $36)
Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Booster Serum – $39 (reg $78)
Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizer Cleanser Foam – $14 (reg $28)

My recommendation: Juice Beauty is a killer brand, IF it works for your skin type. This serum shows promise!

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush or Highlighter – $14 (reg $28)
Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Kit – $44 (reg $88)
Proactiv Emergency Blemish Relief – $10 (reg $20)

My recommendation: The Tarte blushes and highlighter, specifically in Exposed, are AMAZING. The blushes are insanely pigmented and long wearing, I own all of the shades which will be on sale and recommend them all. The highlighters are a bit more hit and miss. Exposed is my favorite because it works best with my skin tone. The other two highlighters which seem to suit deeper shades are also just a different texture. I don’t feel as if they are as smooth and creamy as Exposed, which was their first single pan highlighter. Also, Peter Thomas Roth is amazing, I’ve wanted to try the items in this kit myself!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz – $10.50 (reg $21)
Clinique 3-Step Intro Kit for Oilier Skin and Drier Skin – $9.75 each (reg $19.50)

My recommendation: Brow Wiz. ALL OF THE BROW WIZ(es)!!!!!!!! But seriously, I’ll be stocking up on Taupe.

I hope that list helps, and from now on, I’ll get this out BEFORE large sales… :)

Xoxo, Meeghan