My Two Favorite Facial Cleansers: Neutrogena Extra Gentle and Neutrogena Naturals

My two favorite facial cleansers: Neutrogena Extra Gentle Cleanser and Neutrogena Naturals Fresh Cleansing + Makeup Remover

My two favorite facial cleansers: Neutrogena Extra Gentle Cleanser and Neutrogena Naturals Fresh Cleansing + Makeup Remover

I have to say, I have super sensitive skin. It’s quite a challenge to find skincare that would suit me – a touch too harsh and the flakiness begins, a touch not cleansing enough and the imperfections and clogged pores start popping up, too fragrant and there goes the eczema flare up… So all in all I’ve had my fair share of skincare products going straight to the trash. But these two are my absolute holy grail, and I thought I would share that with all you sensitive ladies out there! Continue reading

Neutrogena Cosmetics Review and Swatches: Healthy Lengths Mascara, Crease Proof Eyeshadow, MoistureSmooth Color Stick

Neutrogena Cosmetics: Healthy Lengths Mascara, Crease Proof Eyeshadow and MoistureSmooth Color Stick

Neutrogena Cosmetics: Healthy Lengths Mascara, Crease Proof Eyeshadow and MoistureSmooth Color Stick

As a BzzAgent I sometimes get sent products and asked to review them. This one was super exciting, as it’s right up my alley: Neutrogena Cosmetics!

In my BzzKit I got the following:

I’ve had a chance to use all these products for several weeks, so now I can post a detailed review.

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Holiday GIVEAWAY! Neutrogena Hand Cream Samples

Neutrogena hand cream

First of all, I have to say that I am incredibly grateful to all the readers, followers and commenters that I have been blessed with over the last couple of weeks. This is an amazing journey, and your feedback means the world to me.

So once again, thank you! And I look forward to getting to know all of you even better in 2013. Keep on reading to find out how to get a Neutrogena hand cream sample!

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DEAL ALERT: Revlon Nail Polishes at CVS

Revlon Nail Polish

There’s a great deal going on this week at CVS: all Revlon nail polishes are $4.99 and you get $3 in ECB with your purchase (limit of 6), making the cost only $1.99! The best part – ALL the polishes are $4.99, including the pricey magnetic ones (reg. around $10/each). Now, I personally have never tried a magnetic nail polish, and quite frankly have a very approximate understanding of what a magnetic nail polish is, but for $1.99 I am most certainly going to give it a try.
And if you have makeup-loving friends, those might make for some neat stocking stuffers!

Oh CVS, when will you stop taking all of my disposable income?..

There’s also a deal on Super Lustrous and ColorBurst lip products – I am not going to take advantage of that one, as I have at least four of those lip butters already, and also there have been rumors that they will be on clearance at CVS at some point in the future. But if there’s a certain color that you’ve been wanting to try out, $2.99 is not a bad price at all.

CVS deal: not only polish, but lip stuff too!

CVS deal: not only polish, but lip stuff too!

I’ve yet to hit the drugstores this week, so hopefully something will be left by the time I make it to my favorite CVS!

RiteAid Clearance

This is what I saw at my local RiteAid yesterday:

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure at the RiteAid clearance

And guess what, I didn’t buy a single one! I think I was all clearanced out for the day. Although maybe tomorrow the nail polish hoarder in me will take over…

CVS Beauty Clearance pt.2

I have a confession to make: after the last CVS beauty clearance post I have been back to CVS, scanning away and searching for deals. Here’s what I got:

CVS beauty clearance haul pt.2

  • Revlon Topspeed in Vintage – $1.57 (reg. $6.29)
  • Milani nail polishes in A Rose Mylady and Purple Gleam – $1.25 each (reg. $5.19)
  • Milani lip liners in Most Natural and Rose Pink – $1.57 each (reg. $6.29)
  • CVS exfoliating cleansing pads – $0.97 (reg. $3.89)
  • L’Oreal Lash Out mascara – $4.89 (reg. $9.79) + $1/1 L’Oreal eye product coupon = $3.89
  • Maybelline Define-A-Lash mascara – $4.75 (reg. $9.59)
  • Revlon CustomEyes mascara – $2.37 (reg. $9.49) – after reading some reviews it looks like this one might be a waste of $2, but hey, you can’t win them all

Total paid – $20.16
Total saved – $44.94!

Covergirl Professional Mascara – Review and Pictures

Covergirl Professional Mascara in brown-black

I’ve been meaning to write this review for a while – a couple of weeks ago RiteAid was having a good Covergirl deal, so I stocked up on some stuff. As always, some were hit, some were miss, but I’ll start with my favorite purchase – Covergirl Professional All-in-One Mascara. Mine is in brown-black and has a curved brush. The price was something around $5 at RiteAid, and even cheaper with coupons (Covergirl is pretty generous with those) and when paired with an UPRewards deal and Buy 1 get one 1/2 price.

Black-brown mascaras are a very recent discovery for me. I had always used pure black, and then accidentally purchased the L’Oreal Voluminous Naturale in black-brown and ended up loving the color (not the mascara, alas) for daily office wear. It’s neutral enough to not look made up, and dark enough to give your eyes some definition. But the L’Oreal mascara was absolutely impossible to get off, and that’s with the non-waterproof version! So I decided to give Covergirl Professional a try.

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CVS beauty clearance

I have only recently discovered drugstore makeup. “Back in the day” I was a bit of a snob and figured that if you’re going to buy something beauty-related, it might as well be pricey. But recently I’ve become much more open minded about these things – when you suddenly find yourself with NO makeup left and realize you need EVERYTHING AT ONCE, department store brands aren’t really the way to go.

I will also be the first to admit that I’m a bargain hunter, and proud of it. I’m no crazy coupon lady with industrial amounts of canned soup under my bed, but I tend to schedule my purchases around deals – hey, if I can get something 50% cheaper by waiting a week or two, I totally will! So I read a number of theme blogs, one of my favorites being the fabulous Nouveau Cheap. And it is through her blog post that I learned that CVS was having a beauty clearance, and a semi-unannounced one at that – a lot of the stuff isn’t marked as being on sale, but scans at 50-75% off. And you know what that means – everything’s still in stock! So I rushed out to my favorite local CVS with the Nouveau Cheap clearance list on my iPhone, and here is what I came back with:

Today's CVS haul

Today’s CVS haul – mostly clearance and $0.99 Carmex

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