Sunday, June 30, 2013

I found the coolest hair thing at Joyus. It's cheap and awesome. The Wrap Up.

You can join for free at JoyusJoyus

I found this hair gadget that is so incredibly awesome!!!!

  $9.00 - super duper. I'm getting one cause I wear my hair up every day in the summer.

Awesome deals at BH Cosmetics, including up to 50% off!

Pool-Side Party Makeup Sale. Save Up To 50% OFF, This Week Only!

120 Color Eyeshadow Palette 1st Edition
I have this particular palette and it is honestly sitting in the same room with me right now after having been used a few days ago. I have hauled this with me all over heck and high water and I insist it's the best $ I ever spent. This is for those who want colors that actually look exactly that crazy and bright. You can always blend, it mellow, but if you're looking for something with truly crazy bright colors, these rock. Excellent for theatrical use.

70% Off This 28 Color Smoky Eyeshadow Palette. Use Code 28SMOKY. While Supplies Last.

Spend $20.00 & Receive A Free Liquid Eyeliner. Use Code EYE20, Shop Now!

BH Liquid Eyeliner

Oh Fab, why are you so Fabulous? And hey, I figured out the meaning of Pinterest!

FAB.COM is absolutely addictive. As in, I wish everything I owned came from them, addictive. You see these hip urban apartments with a cool  tchotchke  on the wall and then in sharp focus is the super hip thing that you had no idea that you needed until you saw it. Kinda like the cardboard unicorn wall trophy.

Merlin Unicorn Trophy Brown brown, makes you smile, models & crafts
Don't judge me.

But then. They have food.
See, you can justify buying 3 pounds of handpicked organic washington cherries.

Gourmet Sriracha Go­odies!!!!!!!

If any of you feel an overwhelming desire to thank me for something, there's some absolutely lovely gift sets from iGourmet. 

 So I had to add them all to my Pinterest Nummies board. 

Pinterest is amusing to me because I realized that it's just random things I run across and want to remember for later. 

Which I guess is the point. 

So good for me, I finally figured out Pinterest now that everyone else is probably 


Friday, June 28, 2013

Beauty Bar Sample Society Product Reviews (Borghese, Vbeaute, Jouer, Sisley, Vincent Longo) and spots now open!

Sample Society is a joint effort between beauty site Beauty Bar and Allure magazine. Bonus- when you join, you get a free one year sub to Allure- no strings attached! I've taken to leaving my copy on the front porch swing because the little girls in the neighborhood like to come over and hang out on the swing and look at the pictures when they get home from school. I'm recruiting tiny little beauty mavens! They eagerly await my coming home from work so they can beg a swipe of a perfume sample or what have you. Their moms are okay with me dabbing on the tiniest lil' swipes of lip gloss and such :-)

They haven't been taking new members for a while, but spots are now open, so here's a link to sign up. With each $15 box you also get a coupon code to get $15 off the full size of any of the items in the box, another great deal. 

But wait there's more! With every person who signs up through a referral link, they donate money to a number of different awesome charities! Just use the code JKEE4979 when signing up at they'll donate up to $30. 

It's been about a year since I first opened up this box, and I wanted to give you my opinions on the products once I'd actually given them all a full go round, so this is actually product reviews that just happen to have all shown up on my doorstep together :-)  I reviewed them in the video but never did a written review, so here ya go!

BORGHESE Tono Body Creme BORGHESE Tono Body Creme
An extra-rich treatment crème, BORGHESE Tono Body Crème, that locks in hydration with moisture intensifying molecules. The body is veiled in invisible moisture, which becomes obvious in both the appearance and texture of the skin. Firms and smoothes skin tone. Fennel, Witch Hazel, Matricaria, Horse Chestnut and Ivy Extracts - Hydrate skin and improve tone and texture. Acqua di Vita® Complex - Restores all-over moisture balance. Peppermint, Rosemary, Lavender and Geranium Oils - Treat the senses to aromatherapy. It’s recommended to use with BORGHESE Fango Active Mud for Face and Body BORGHESE Bagno di Vita Gentle Foaming Gel for Bath and Shower Directions: Smooth BORGHESE Tono Body Crème over entire body daily after bath or shower or whenever skin feels dry. Concentrate on driest areas, like the elbows, knees and feet. Net Weight: 7 oz.

Well, aromatherapy it aint- I don't care WHAT they say. Intensely moisturizing and nourishing? YOU BETCHA. The smell is a weird plasticy smell that I can't put my finger on, but it disappears within like 60 seconds. I use this stuff all the time, I think I'm on like my third jar. Trivia for ya- Borghese is the brand that's on all the vanity counters of the housewives on Desperate Housewives. Susan pulled a jar of this out of her backpack when she went to look for Mike in the woods! (not that I would watch that sort of thing. Ahem....Nothing to see here, folks, keep moving!) 

I use this when I don't want any scent interfering with my perfume (see, I told you the weird smell disappears!) and it makes your skin feel like silk. It's a heavy duty creme as opposed to the Tono lotion- this is for when your skin is really dry. It feels like HEAVEN after a long day swimming. Super concentrated so a jar lasts forever. Particularly awesome on rough patches like knees or elbows, a friend of mine is african american and swears by this for his (yep, you heard me!) ashy spots. I love it for my ankle bones. For some freaky reason the bony part of my ankles always gets dry. I guess it's my foot knee. 

Sisley Hydra-Global Intense Anti-Aging Hydration 40ml/1.4oz (Tester) Sisley Hydra-Global Intense Anti-Aging Hydration 40ml/1.4oz (Tester)
Buy Sisley Face Moisturizers - Sisley Hydra-Global Intense Anti-Aging Hydration 40ml/1.4oz (Tester)

Party Line: A skincare formula which helps restore optimum hydration normally found in young skin.

Product Profile
Specially developed to provide an all-round solution to the problem of skin dehydration — whether occasional or chronic - Hydra-Global helps reactivate the hydration mechanisms deep-down in the skin, by encouraging the circulation of water as well as its retention.

Thanks to an unprecedented combination of botanical (extracts of Padina Pavonica, Wild Pansy, Chestnut), minerals (Malachite extract) and aromatic (essential oils of Marjoram, Lavender and Sage) active ingredients, Hydra-Global work on skin hydration at 3 levels :
  • In the dermis, to plump up the skin's moisture cushion
  • In the epidermis, to facilitate water circulation between the cells by helping stimulate the synthesis of aquaporins 3, which are genuine irrigation channels whose numbers decline with age.
  • In the stratum corneum, to bind moisture: by helping regulate the natural desquamation process, which weakens with age, the skin's natural barrier is restored.
Malachite extract helps reduce oxidative stress that contributes to skin dehydration. Essential oils work to boost surface micro-circulation

1.4 ounces.

Intensely and continuously moisturized and revitalized, skin appears plumped up from within, fuller and more luminous.

My line? Are you wealthy? Do you aspire to be? Do you not mind spending a week's pay on one of the most amazing moisturizers ever? Well then snatch this up, honeychile. The price has gone up SIGNIFICANTLY since I did the above price breakdown. A bottle is now $240. I put the link above because NewEgg has it for $160 unboxed. This stuff is UHmazing. Seriously. I don't think my skin felt this incredible when I was an infant. I may never buy $1000 shoes, but I can see myself totally living by this stuff. Wowee zowee. my skin glowed and had plumpness. My pores were closed and my fine lines disappeared temporarily. My redness was greatly reduced for the entire time I used this and for about 2 weeks afterwards and even my undereye bags were gone. Miraculous. Expensive. Miraculous. Argh! Why do those two always have to go hand in hand?

Their line: Eye Never Nourishing Repair Eye Crème brightens dark circles, repairs damage, protects against free radical damage and works to relax muscle contractions that would otherwise lead to crow’s feet and wrinkles.
Formulated with a mix of Caffeine, Nylon-12, and Botox-like Sensytens, this lightweight crème goes on silky smooth as it works to fill in lines and minimize the appearance of puffiness and wrinkles, leaving skin looking younger and more refreshed. vbeauté's exclusive Alpine Rose Botanical Technology (ARBT) and BioCellular Peptide (BCP) act as antioxidant guardians and work to repair DNA damage caused by environmental stresses.


  • Antioxidant
  • Anti-Inflammation
  • Hydration
  • Correction
  • Prevention

Key Ingredients

  • Alpine Rose Botanical Technology (ARBT)
  • BioCellular Peptide (BCP)
  • Caffeine
  • Nylon-12
  • Multi-Vitamin Complex
My opinion? I noticed an IMMEDIATE improvement in fine lines and the skin definitely plumped up and filled in any saggy skin. I don't know about long term, since in general you can't turn back the clock, you can merely address current issues and prevent future ones, but it most definitely works as a quick fix. It oddly really does work like a surface botox- I noticed that when making my normal over the top, exaggerated facial expression in the mirror, my skin wasn't crinkling up as much as normal. Awesome! I should use this on this one big wrinkle on my forehead..... Caveat emptor- follow the instructions To THE LETTER. They tell you to not apply it closer to your eye than the orbital bone FOR A REASON. If you get this in your eyes you will be in for some massive angry elves with switchblades running across your eyeballs. 

Vincent Longo Duo Lip Pencil Vincent Longo Duo Lip Pencil
Achieve fuller, more defined lips. Vincent Longo Duo Lip Pencil Spring Rose/Soft Pink combines two creamy shades for a perfectly customized look. The pencil is smudge resistant, nonchapping, and super long wearing. The soft texture gives precise definition without being harsh or breaking. Spring Rose/Soft Pink is a medium rose and a mauve shade.

First off, I LOVE Vincent Longo pencils. Creamy but still able to define well. Non drying but not so moist that you can't put your lipcolor over it. I love the dual shades so you can blend and customize. They have a ton of choices, but the one I have  is Sangria and White Glimmer. I use the white glimmer on my cupids bow to make my lips look fuller and a tiny swab at the base of my lower lip for the same reason. It makes your lips look ridiculously full! Plus side- also sharpens really well and doesn't smoosh off or break off leading to waste. 

Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint SPF 20 Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint SPF 20
What is it: Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint evens out imperfections and enhances skin tone with its light-diffusing multimineral formula. SPF 20 protects from UVA and UVB rays while vitamin E, ginseng, and gingko biloba leaf extract deliver antioxidants to skin, promoting a healthy, natural-looking glow. Oil-free and fragrance-free.Who is it for: All ages and skin types.Why is it different: Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint is a lightweight formula that offers good, buildable coverage. Vitamins and botanicals deliver antioxidants to skin, while light-diffusing multimineral pigments even out skin tone, promoting a healthy, natural-looking, hydrated complexion.How do I use it: Apply to clean skin with fingertips. Layer for additional coverage.From Jouer Cosmetics.

This stuff is also UHmazing. (All in all, this was a really awesome bunch of items this go round!) I have raved about it previously, and I still rave about it. It's not your typical tinted moisturizer. It gives your skin this pearly sheen that looks like you're lit from within by a dozen candles. It truly does luminize your skin. The first time I used it, I just stared at my skin from numerous angles in the mirror, somewhat mesmerized. Your skin looks clean and fresh, you but perfected. I only need a tiny dab of concealer on some of the scarred places on my face, but it really evened out my general skin tone. Plus it has a good SPF rating! HIGHLY recommended. (I have it in Pearl)

Thursday, June 27, 2013

New deals from 100% Pure

100 Percent Pure I LOVE this brand. When I first found out about them a number of years back, it was almost impossible to actually BUY the stuff. So YAY! that they have so much of a web presence now, it makee me happee! So you know I'm not blowing smoke up your kiester, I actually have written about them a number of times, including HERE way back in 2011 as a purse must have on their lotion!

100 Percent Pure

$25 credit at gorjana & griffin

Click here to beomce a ggINSIDER and get a $25 credit. I first heard of them after they were in the June PopSugar Must Have Box with their gorgeous Zuma scarf.

Zuma Scarf

Of course, I live in Texas, not The Hamptons, so it'll be a while before I wear this, but nevertheless I am in love and want it to get cold PRONTO! (though it being over 100 degrees might also play a part in that....) They included a $25 gift card in the box, and I decided to use mine and got one of their 18k gold alphabet necklaces.

Alphabet Necklace I got a J, but the picture I could easily grab from their site was an A. Whatevs. You get the point. So yeah. Cuteness, right?

20% off through the weekend thru Dermstore sister sites plus Mystery Box still available for a short time

For a limited time save 20% on all products on your My Favorites list at + FREE 1-3 Day Shipping + a FREE Gift! Some brand exclusions apply. Offer ends 6/29.

  For a limited time save 20% on all products on your My Favorites list at + FREE 1-3 Day Shipping + a FREE Gift! Some brand exclusions apply. Offer ends 6/29

Just go in and mark the items you want as Favorites and then when you put them in your bag, 20% is deducted!

  Valid while supplies last! June's blush Mystery Beauty Box is here! Discover over $100+ in beauty products for only $24.95 + FREE shipping and gift!

I got mine and the contents came to something a little over $100 bucks! The full sized spray sunscreen is the best I've ever used. I took it on a river trip and not only did I not get sunburned, but in a comparison on my bestie who used it on parts of her and other stuff elsewhere, this stuff kicked stuff with a technically higher SPF's ass!

Enter to win makeup filled tote

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Giveaways coming your way.....

Look for giveaways from Crum Creek, Mirenesse and Beanitos (a whole CASE of your flavor of choice!) coming soon!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Get a FREE 3D Forever Full Sizes Gloss Valued at $39.00!

Biggest lip Gloss size - 3D Forever Gloss - Pinks 14g

Enter here to be entered to win one of 1000 Mirenesse 3D Forever glosses, valued at $39.95. I am an OBSESSIVE Mirenessse fan and can't say enough about how awesome they are!

Beauty Army - Freedom of Choice

Join Here!
$12 a month for your customized choices. Beauty Army is different from most subscription services, in that you get to choose what samples you get. The profile quiz is fairly detailed and the choices offered to you are customized to meet your specific wants and needs- no more getting samples that downright piss you off! Often you'll have at LEAST one (if not more) full sized items available to you, as well as large deluxe samples and a few smaller packettes. Most times I'll pick the biggest items to simply get more bang for my buck, but in this instance, I just went with the samples that truly honestly had my curiousity piqued.

Skipping a month is super easy and I discovered something pretty cool- if you hit page refresh when choosing your samples new choices will pop up!

I also love their boxes- they repurpose beautifully. I use mine to organize cosmetics and they are super sturdy and stackable. All in all, I'm glad I enlisted!

Egyptian Magic All purpose Skin Cream

Apothoderm Stretch Mark Cream
APOTHEDERM Stretch Mark Cream

Control Corrective Redness Relief Serum

Freeman Beauty Pssssst! Dry Shampoo

FREEMAN BEAUTY Pssssst Instant Dry Shampoo

Fiafini Divine Hydration Moisturizer

Acquolina Pink Sugar


Crum Creek Soy mix
"Featured in Oprah's O magazine as part of Dr. Oz's "28-Day Plan to Renew Your Body, Mind and Soul," our Soy Nut Trail Mix is a perfect organic blend of slightly sea-salted soy nuts, raisins, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and chocolate chips." 
 * Organic
   * High in fiber
   * High in protein
   * Just 6 net grams of carbohydrates per serving 
   * Conveniently packaged in 10 single-serving packs (1 oz. each)
   * Trans fat and cholesterol-free
   * Vegan 

I fell absolutely in love with this stuff. It's highly addictive for those who crave some crunch. How can something this yummy be good for you? I can only find it for purchase directly from them  but it's quite inexpensive and absolutely worth it, especially as a great snack for healthy kids. I need to turn my neighbors onto this stuff. 

Bella Rose Belgian Hot Chocolate Pop
"Welcome to Bella Rose Chocolates!

Our handmade chocolates are made with the best ingredients. We make our own fondant from dairy fresh cream and real butter. No cheap substitutes here! Our chocolates are always made with a high quality, premium Belgian chocolate. We have a wide variety of chocolates to choose from. You will delight in our caramel and nut selections and well as in our smooth and rich cream selections! Our truffles are some of the best around and are sure to not disappoint.

Our creams have a generously smooth creamy center that harmonizes delightfully with our smooth and creamy chocolate. From our natural fruit flavored creams (raspberry, cherry, lemon, orange, strawberry) to mint, butter rum and even cheesecake! Taste the difference with our real fruit selection. 

We also are able to do custom orders and wholesale"

Once you've made hot chocolate with one of these, you will never want to go back to that powdered crap. Yes, I know it's summer, but I made some and then put it in the fridge to cool and drank it like the worlds most decadent chocolate milk. For truly decadent is the best way to describe the explosion of flavor in your mouth- it's a chocogasm! Smooth, creamy, rich and a perfect true chocolate flavor. I had the milk chocolate but I REALLY wanna try the dark chocolate. Actually, I wanna try one of everything they make.....If you're a fan of chocolate, do yourself a f(L)avor and check out their Etsy shop. (another thing that I love- this is real chocolate made by hand with love by real people, not heartless assembly lines in a town named after your bigass company...) Milk Chocolate Hot Chocolate on a Stick

I am now officially addicted to these. "Beanitos are an honestly delicious snack made from super nutritious beans that have fiber and protein grown right in them. They’re real food, full of crunchy flavor, free of preservatives, and made with only natural non-GMO ingredients." 
I love that these are so full of fiber and protein instead of being an empty calorie snack. This is what they mean when something is called snack FOOD. This is real food with actual nutrition and health value that fills you up and contributes something to your nutritional intake. They make the best nachos ever, too. It tastes like you have beans on your nachos! I've eaten the black bean with sea salt and the restaurant style white bean with sea salt, but they have numerous other flavors as well. Chomping at the bit here to try the Better Cheddar pinto bean! And WOOT! They now sell them at my local grocery store! (though i did add a link to where you can get them from Amazon Grocery if your local store doesn't carry them. If you like to eat healthy but also get the crunch monster cravings, these are fantastical. All abut Beanitos

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Look Bag, We Hardly Knew Ye - With a bag giveaway $39 value- Two Days Left!

The Look Bag was incredibly troubled from the get go. They were notorious for abysmal customer service and then just like that *poof* they closed up shop. I assumed that would be the last I heard of them, but a few months later I got an email saying that they were relaunching, and as a previous subscriber, I'd get a big discount to sign back up, which I did. Well, I got maybe two or three more bags and then in December, I didn't get my bag. I contacted them and they apologized and said it'd be right out. Well, they sent me a duplicate of the bag from the previous month! Good stuff (see below video) I just don't need duplicates. So lucky you, I'm giving away the second bag, and since they both have a duplicate item from a bag previous to THAT (see 2nd video) I'm also giving away a full sized Loreal shadow (which is a GORGE color, by the by.) Come January and no Look Bag (but a charge nonetheless) I got an email saying that they were closing down AGAIN. Never got the bag I was charged for and my emails went unanswered. Phhhbbbbt. Oddly, they still have a Facebook page.....

one person will receive the following:

And one person will receive the Loreal shadow in Sweet Chemise

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