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Beautycounter Tint Skin Giveaway!

April 9, 2015

Thursday. There you are. Thank God.

We. Are. So. Close. To. Fridayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

I’m super excited about today’s post because I have once again partnered up with SST reader/Beautycounter connoisseur Jennifer to do a giveaway of the newest Beautycounter skin product, Tint Skin. Tint Skin is a tinted facial moisturizer and is the bomb. Jennifer sent me samples when I originally worked with her in October, but I still had a full tube of my Clinique CC cream left so I decided to wait until I was out before buying the Tint Skin. I just ran out of the CC cream a few weeks ago and ordered the Tint Skin, and thank goodness that stuff ran out. The tint skin is liquid gold.

The Clinique CC cream is still a great product, but there is something about the creaminess of the Tint Skin that makes it easier to apply. And since I know pretty much zero about makeup, I can use all the help I can get. I also like the way you can layer coverage — I can apply just one layer if I’m feeling fresh and dewy, or two layers if I’m hungover and need to fake it. The latter option most often wins. 

 

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 Tint skin comes in a variety of shades to match your skin tone so that minimal blending is required – I wear Linen.

Tint Skin in Sand

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And at $38 a tube, it won’t break the bank, either. But if you are lucky, you’ll win a free tube of your choice below! Do one (or all) of the do-hickeys below for a chance to win…

Tomorrow’s Friday. We can do this. Together. And with lots of wine tonight.

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Fashion and Beauty

Investment Piece of the Month — Dior Glow

November 12, 2014

For me, cosmetics is all about the recommendation. Unless I have a personal recommendation from someone I trust about a specific product, then I won’t buy it. Makeup is freaking expensive and I’m not one to just “try” something for the hell of it. That’s like saying you’ll just “try” a $50 bottle of wine when there’s a large chance it could be a #fail. Pure idiocy. 

November’s Investment Piece of the Month is a line of products that were recommended to me by my mom and my friend Sara. They both introduced me to the wonder and magic that is Dior Glow. See below for your glow. 

 

Dior Glow Cosmetics

nail polish / lip balm

Both of these products are very pricey — the polish is $25 and the balm is $33, AH — but each are totally worth it. The nail polish is an easy-to-apply liquid that enhances the look of your natural nails, making your pinks pinker and your whites whiter. It’s perfect to put on your nails when you are in between manicures, as my Mom sagely recommends. My friend Sara is obsessed with this lip balm and practically made me get it, and boy am I glad she did. The balm also enhances the natural pink of your lips and goes on buttery-smooth. It also smells really, really good. So, if you are looking for two items to pump up your makeup lineup, I’d highly recommend these two. Perf. 

How is it only Wednesday? Why am I not on the beach with a mimosa in hand? Major life questions today…