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Sunday
Jul202008

Ban the Bumps with Bikini Zone.

It's ugly - you know, the bikini, um - area. You all know what I mean. The prepping and grooming that is followed by the red bumps that hurt, then itch as they slowly fade away - to only need more grooming. It is suffering at it's worst. I swear.

If you ever wondered what caused the bikini zone bumps, it is most likely those pesky ingrown hairs causing the irritation. You see, these bumps pop up when a hair curls back into the skin instead of growing straight out. Sometimes you might see some pimple-like blemishes created by irritation - and these babies itch. No wonder it is painful with the razor burn and irritation.

Enter Bikini Zone Medicated Creme. If you haven't tried this yet, you must. It is the ultimate "bump ban-er" and works like a charm.

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First, Bikini Zone contains an analgesic to soothe away pain and irritation. It improves healing by speeding along new skin cells to replace the scraped ones, eliminating redness and razor burn. Lastly, it dries out the small, acne-like blemishes and exfoliates the skin to help prevent hair from curling back into the skin to form an ingrown hair bump. With Bikini Zone, your skin will look and feel better - and the suffering will stop.

You can grab yourself a tube at stores like CVS, Walgreens or Walmart - or you can enter my contest right here and starting "Banning Your Bumps" as I have 5 Bikini Zone tubes to give away! Whoo Hoo!

The contest will run through next Sunday night at 11:55 PM EST. Only one entry per person and the contest is only open to those residents of the continental United States. 

 

Sunday
Jul202008

My Ped Egg Addiction!

It sat there staring at me for some time as I was afraid to use it. Looking like a cheese grater for what - my feet? I really thought it would hurt and put off trying it. Now, I don't go a few days without using the Ped Egg somewhere on my feet. Yes - I am addicted.

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Surely you have seen this little egg shaped cheese-grater looking device on TV, in Target or your drugstore staring at you and your dry feet too.

Like I said, I was nervous to use this little wonder at first as I thought I would tear into my skin. But it didn’t. It never did. It just felt a bit rough at first as I glided the “egg” over my foot. After a few minutes - or because I figured out just the right technique to use it, I didn’t notice much of a feeling at all. It actually felt good. After just two or three minutes or rubbing, I opened the little trap door to discover it full of shavings. Shavings of dead skin. I know it sounds unpleasant, but I was thrilled to see how much work this little “egg” did in such little time.

Don’t hesitate to pick up the Ped Egg. It is worth every cent of the $9.99 and I will not flinch to pick up the refill’s when needed.

Saturday
Jul192008

Beauty Exclusives at Nordstrom - My Makeup Set Picks.

Just a reminder that the Nordstrom Beauty Exclusives sale began yesterday. I listed my early picks, and now I have even picked out more. There are just so many exclusive sizes, sets and palettes that are simply too good to pass up. Really!

Laura Mercier Twilight Colour Collection $55

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Laura Mercier Twilight Colour Collection captures fall's dusky presence with hues of heather, pink and slate. Twilight Mini Eye Mosaic, with the help of a Double-Ended Smudge & Angled Eye Colour Brush, creates endless looks. A mini Purple Sapphire Kohl Eye Pencil and full-size Black Mascara enhance the dusky, smoky effect. Lips are in alluring shades of pinky mauve with Cinnamon Lip Glacé. A French Vanilla Hand Creme plays on the trend this fall to complete your look. All items conveniently packaged in a brown, faux patent leather bag with contrast stitching.

 

Dior 'Gaucho' Palette $55

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Four ready-to-wear eyeshadows in tones of wine and roses, and two creamy lipcolors in a chic signature Dior metallic bronze case.

 

shu uemura Anniversary Lash Set $40

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Be chic with shu uemura's highly acclaimed must-have items! Set includes the bestselling Eyelash Curler that delivers the perfect curl; full-size Mascara (a lightweight, waterproof gel mascara that keeps lashes perfectly curled all day); and High-Performance Cleansing Oil (1.7 oz.), which cleanses and removes makeup while maintaining the skin's integral balance and ridding skin of impurities in one easy step.

 

Prescriptives 'All Over Glow' Set $47.50

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Get the bronze look of summer, super luxe lashes and great skin care—all packed in a sleek, modern makeup bag. This exclusive Prescriptives set includes full-size Sunsheen Bronzing Trio in Medium (0.35 oz.), full-size Colorscope Lip Gloss in Sporty (0.21 oz.), deluxe sample of Super Line Preventor Xtreme (0.5 oz.), deluxe sample of Lash Builder Mascara Basecoat (0.09 oz.) and deluxe sample of False Eyelashes Plush Mascara in Plush Black (0.09 oz.).

 

Smashbox 'Socialite' Beauty Collection $59

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The Socialite Beauty Collection has everything you need to get glamorous for a night on the town. This fab set includes new Eye Beam Double-Ended Eye Brightener (0.18 oz.), Eye Shadow Quad in Socialite (0.34 oz.), Blush/Bronzer Duo in Cosmopolitan (0.35 oz.), Cream Eye Liner Duo in Caviar/Bronze (0.06 oz.), Lip Enhancing Gloss in Soiree (0.2 oz.), Photo Op Under Eye Brightener (0.24 oz.) and Bionic Mascara (0.27 oz.), all packed in a party-ready woven clutch. And be sure to pick up the exclusive Socialite Brush Collection packed in a matching woven travel pouch for flawless application at home or on-the-go.

I honestly think I am going to grab more of these makeup sets than I orignally planned and save them as Christmas presents. The deals cannot be beat. Shop at Nordstrom.com soon before your picks sell out!