Kiehl's Summer Sun Protection & Book Exchange.

This summer, Kiehl’s Since 1851 helps its customers stock up on more than just sun care— they are going to keep them stocked in summer beach reads! What a great idea.

From June 24 through Labor Day, customers can visit their nearest Kiehl’s freestanding store, drop off a well-read favorite and pick up a new title. Also, customers who purchase a Kiehl’s sun preparation will also receive a Limited Edition “Safer Fun in the Sun” bookmark, to further remind them of the importance of sun protection.

At Kiehl’s, they hold firm in the knowledge that the regular use of a broad-spectrum sunscreen is a vital aspect of any daily skin care regimen and the key to healthy, protected skin. Kiehl's strongly recommend the consistent use of sun screens for the face, eye area and body on a daily basis throughout the year, even on cloudy, seemingly “sunless” days. Because summer days are the longest of the year, and there’s greater interest on outdoor activities, it’s even more important that the face and body be fully protected.


Here is a list of the sun protection products in the Kiehl's line up. 

  • UV Protective Everyday Facial Moisturizing Sunscreen Cream SPF 15 uses Mexoryl SX to offer the face broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection from the sun.
  • UV Protective Suncare Sunscreen Cream For Face and Body SPF 20 also uses Mexoryl SX for broad-spectrum protection; water-resistant after 40 minutes of water activity.
  • Vital Sun Protection offers very waterproof formulas with specific products for children’s sensitive skin.
  • Ultra Facial Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 features lightweight color coverage with SPF protection, perfect for every day.
  • Facial Fuel SPF 15 -daily SPF protection, formulated with men in mind.
  • Lip Balm SPF 15 -available clear, and in tinted formulas.

And, if you MUST wear a tan:

Sun-Free Self Tanning Formula -lightweight formula dries in 1 hour. (Still wear your sunscreen!)

My skin is so picky with sun screens, so I usually stick to what I know does not cause me to break into the hives. As I have found that Mexoryl SX work well for me with no adverse reactions, I look forward to trying out the face and body formulas.

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Exclusives.


I can't believe that is time for Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale Beauty Exclusives already. It seems like just yesterday that I gushed about what I wanted from the exclusive sale last Summer. Anyway, it is here again and start saving or shopping now. Pre-orders for these beauties are being accepted now.

Really - July 18th through August 3rd, shoppers nationwide will rise with the sun and rush to their nearest Nordstrom.  What is the best way to guarantee a successful shopping mission and get the beauties you desire?  The answer, like I said, is to pre-order.

There are more than five pages with great exclusive products, specials sizes and sets available. There is so much to love, but I really have my eye on a few select items.

First the MAC Colour Forms collection. I am not exactly sure which pieces that I will scoop up yet, but I have my eye on more than a few things from the annual addition exclusive to Nordstrom: 


Plus I am sure that I will need this Cocoa Mauve Collection from Bobbi Brown:


And I am longing for this beautiful Lancôme palette, the Color Design Beauty Icon Warm Eye & Cheek Palette:


When I get more time I will be looking a bit closer at more of the exclusives, and I will let you know even more of my selections. What are you longing for?

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Calling Clinique Lovers - Apply to Become a Clinique Insider.

Clinique is starting up an awesome program called the Clinique Insider’s Club!


Clinique will be selecting 20 women from the submitted applications to be “Clinique Insiders.” As “Insiders” the women will get an exclusive sneak peek at the latest Clinique Skincare, and Makeup products and will have the opportunity to give product reviews and opinions which will be seen, heard and read on! Insiders will also have access to special upcoming events and will receive a special welcome kit which includes full-size Clinique products and a Flip Video digital camcorder!

All interested candidates should apply here:

The deadline to submit is July 17, 2008 at 11:50 PM (EST).

I hope beauty bloggers are eligible to enter, because I plan on sumbitting my application today. 

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