Friday, September 20, 2013

Review: Cover FX Total Coverage Cream Foundation

On my last Sephora purchase, I received three samples of foundation.  I'm always excited to try new foundations... it's kind of like the quest to find the "perfect" mascara.  Never ending, but I won't give up!  ;-)

One of the samples was Cover FX Total Cover Cream Foundation.  I was pleasantly surprised at the size of this sample... usually I don't feel there is enough of a sample to really tell how it covers, but this one gave ample!  The full size product is retails at Sephora for $42.00, and is available in 28 shades, so you will be sure to find one that works for your skin tone.  My particular sample came with three colors, of which I tried the lightest one (oh the joys of being transparent).  ;-)

The cream texture was a little dry, making it a little hard to work with.  Perhaps in a full size container it would be easier, but I just felt like it was a little dry.  They do recommend the Cover FX Cream Foundation Brush ($38), which may help.

The coverage it provided was wonderful.  Very even and FULL.  If you are a sheer or buildable coverage kind of gal, this is not for you.  I personally, like having a medium to full coverage, as it covers the redness in my skin better.  However, I felt like it took a lot, A LOT of work to get that even coverage.  It did last all day, with no budging.  But I did feel like my skin wasn't "breathing".  It felt a little heavy on, and although stayed in place, just gave me a very "makeup-y" feel.

Overall, I give this a 3 out of 5 stars.  The coverage is wonderful, but lacks a smooth consistency, and gives a heavier feel.

Review: Olay Fresh Effects Shine, Shine Go Away

I received a sample of Olay's new Fresh Effects Shine, Shine Go Away, and was really excited to try it!  Although my skin is not oily/shiny, my chin is... so I was excited to see how this worked!

My first impression was... weird.  The cleanser is a metallic grey color, which just threw me off.  I tried to get a picture of the color for you, but it just wasn't coming out true to color.  I expected there to be a metallic smell (strictly based on the color), but was surprised that the scent was pleasing.  Fragrant, but not overpowering.

I lathered it between my hands, and it gave a small amount of creamy foam, which was nice.  But to be honest, I was still having a hard time getting past the color!  As I cleaned my face with it, it was fine.  Nothing spectacular, but certainly not bad.  The consistency was nice and I felt like it was cleansing. 

After rinsing my face off, I immediately noticed how stiff and "squeaky" my face felt.  I love a good clean to my face, but I literally felt like it has stripped all moisture off my face.  Even after moisturizing, I still felt as though my skin was dry.  Throughout the day, I kept checking my chin to see if it had made a difference in the shine.  The answer, no.  Perhaps if you use this more than one time, you will get better results (less shine), but I chose not to use this again due tot he drying factor.

Bottom line: If you have oily skin, this may be a great cleanser for you, if you can get past the metallic color.  Dry skin friends, beware.  This is not for us!

Friday, September 6, 2013

HURRY! Freebie: Maybelline's Fit Me Foundation Stick

HURRY and head here to snag a free sample of Maybelline's Fit Me Foundation Stick.  This one will go quickly!

Hautelook: Lorac

If you're a fan of Lorac eyeshadows, head on over to Hautelook to grab this palette for only $15.00!  It's not my all-time favorite as far as color selections, but there are some great shades in there that are PERFECT for the Fall.  And you can't beat the price!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Cover Girl Coupons

If you get the P&G brand saver coupons, be sure to check out the September 2013 issue.  There is a $1.00 off ONE Cover Girl product, and a $2.00 off ONE Cover Girl lip product.  Pair that with your Ulta coupon of 20% off your total purchase, and you've got yourself a great deal!

Hautelook: NYX

NYX has easily become one of my favorite brands.  They are inexpensive, and the quality is just amazing.  I honestly have found very little of their products that I don't like.  I purchase 99% of my NYX products from Ulta, which currently has a 20% off your total purchase coupon... yes please!

Anyway, today Hautelook is featuring some great deals on NYX products, and you know I had to purchase a few.  Here's a look at what I got... stay tuned for a review!

Friday, August 30, 2013

Sephora sale!

Hurry on over to Sephora to check out their latest sale selection (things go FAST)!!  I snagged a couple of great products today, and used the gift card I got from my parents for my birthday.  My total out of pocket cost?  $9.00.  Word.  Special thanks to Emily from Beauty Broadcast for the recommendation of Sephora's Outrageous Prisma Chrome Metallic Eyeshadow.  I picked up two great shades (a GORGEOUS purple), and can't wait to try them out.  Make sure to sign up for the Beauty Insider program (if you're not already a member), and enter code FRESHPERK at checkout, for a free Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment!

Here's what all I was able to snag (and let me tell you... it was hard to reign myself in)!  I'm doing a Walmart run tonight, so I'm sure I'll have a haul to post soon.

Let me know if you get anything good!  Stay beautiful!

P.S. - Working on a review of my new Red Carpet Gel Nail system that my sister got me for my birthday.  LOVE it!

Luster Premium White - #GotItFree

I am SOOOOO excited to be a part of the latest BzzCampaign (courtesy of BzzAgent)!  My kit has been shipped, and I cannot wait to start the before and after comparisons.  :-)  Stay tuned!!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Can you believe it? It's 2013... and the world didn't end. ;-) Thank goodness, because there are LOTS of new goodies out there to still sample! Here's the first one - Origins Plantscription SPF25 Anti-Aging Face Cream. I have not tried many Origins products, so I'm excited to get this one. Plus, anything with SPF is a bonus! Hurry and get your sample today while they last!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Sephora Gift Sets. Enough said.

Seriously, there is nothing I love more, than the amazing sets that are put together for Christmas gifts. So in case you were wondering, you are welcome to get me any of these listed below. :-)

My all time favorite, Lash Stash. There is nothing better than getting to try several of the best selling mascaras out there. I am always on the hunt to try new ones (and review them of course!), so this is will definitely be on my must-have list this year.

Fresh Sugar Additicion Mini Lip Set - I am IN LOVE with these little gems, and cannot wait to try the new colors. They are the perfect amount of sheer, and SO moisturizing!

Sephora Color Daze Blockbuster - This is the BEST way (and URER cheap) to try just about every darn color from the Sephora brand. I mean, the value of this bad boy is $370! I bought one a few years ago, and haven't even made a dent. Love. It.

Tinsel Town Collector's Set - Who doesn't love mini nail polish collections? I mean, they are smaller, so they won't go bad as quickly, and if you don't love a color, you're not stuck with a ton of it. Plus, you can layer the colors to get even more color options!

Sephora MicroSmooth Baked Collection - I am super excited to try this one! If ever there was a palate with all of my favorite colors, this one is it! And for $32, it's a steal!

Sephora Gloss Lab - Ten shimmery lip glosses... PERFECT for the holidays! Who doesn't love a good gloss? And another great bargin at $25! Keep them all for yourself or split them up and share. You'll l.o.v.e. this kit.

So what's on your Christmas list this year?

Freebie time!

Nothing makes my heart flutter quite like getting to try a sample of a beauty product BEFORE I commit to buying it! Fortunately, so many awesome retailers have a fabulous return policy on cosmetics (Walgreens, CVS, Ulta, Sephora, etc.), but samples save you time and money! Let me start by recommending you create an email account that you specifically use when you sign up for samples/freebies. It will save you a lot of headache with your main email getting cluttered. :-)

So, here are a few samples you should can sign up for:

1) Garnier Fall Fight Shampoo and Conditioner

2) Calico Minerals 3-Step Skincare

3) Eucerin Professional Repair

4) Aveeno Nourish Hair Care (facebook offer) - Scroll down until you see the "Free Sample" button.

5) L'oreal Everpure Shampoo and Conditioner (facebook offer)

6) Aloe Vera (facebook offer)

7) Yogi Tea - Select the "Healthy Glow" combination for a sample of two teas that promote skin well being.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Beauty Deals


Samples and freebies. They are a great way to try some things out at no expense to you! So here are a few I found today. Enjoy!

Find Your Bliss sample

Physician's Formula Organic Wear Lash Boosting Mascara (free after mail-in rebate)

Free sample of Garnier's new Fall Fight Shampoo and Conditioner (Facebook offer)

Free sample of Garnier's Triple Nutrition Shampoo and Conditioner (Facebook offer)

Hello. My name is Jenn.

It's been QUITE some time since I have posted... and as you can see, I've done a little revamping of my blog's look! I'm refreshed, revived, and ready to blog on ALL the latest beauty trends!

Is there anything out there you would like me to review? Please leave a comment and let me know! And stay tuned for a new post!

Friday, June 24, 2011

A beautiful smile

It's important to remember that a great smile can make you look beautiful, even sans make-up! What better way than to keep those pearly whites in their best shape than with a good toothpaste. Go here to request a free sample of Crest ProHealth Clinical!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Oh, how I love Walgreens... (and coupons!)

Here is a great example of why I love Walgreen's, and, think it's important to carry your coupons with you everywhere you go... while I was making my weekly Walgreen's run this week, I stumbled across some great bargains. First, I always look for the orange tags that mark a "last chance" item. This usually means it's discounted... drastically (my kind of beauty find)!

Great deal #1 - Rimmel Mascara

I found this Rimmel "Glam Eyes Mascara" on clearance for $1.87. I happened to have my handy, dandy coupon organizer with me which had a $1.00 off any Rimmel eye product coupon. Mascara for $0.87? Yes please!

Great deal #2 - Rimmel Nail Polish

Walgreens was having a sale on their Rimmel "Lasting Finish - Pro Nail Polish" - 2 for $4.00! This itself is a great deal as they are usually $3.99 each. However, enter handy, dandy coupon organizer. I had a Buy one, get one free Rimmel Lasting Finish - Pro Nail Polish coupon... oh yes, this means two nail polishes for $2.00! But wait, it gets better! I was also able to use my coupon for $1.00 off any Rimmel Nail Product (love stacking those coupons)!!! Great deal? You do the math! ;-)

GREAT coupons!

Head on over here and snag some great beauty coupons! You may have to scroll throught a few pages, but I found:

$2.00 off any Rimmel Lip Product (available to use at Walmart only)
$1.00 off any NYC Color Eye Product (available to use at CVS only)
$2.00 off any Sally Hansen Nail Product when you buy any SH nail color
$3.00 off any Sally Hansen Wax Product

Hurry on over... once their print limit is reached, they are gone!

Monday, June 20, 2011

FREE Nivea Body Wash Sample

Hurry on over here to grab this Free sample of Nivea with a Touch of Cashmere Body Wash!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Estee Lauder Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator

Request a free sample of Estee Lauder Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator. Please notice that you can uncheck the “Sign up for emails” box (it is not required). You should receive your sample within 4 to 6 weeks. Warning: the site is a little slow.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Coach Factory Outlet - 30% off

There is a new coupon to save 30% off your entire purchase at Coach Factory stores! This coupon is good through June 12, 2011.

Revlon deal at Target

Today on my weekly shopping trip to Target (yes, weekly - don't judge) ;-), I came across a great deal on Revlon nail polish! If you don't browse the end caps in the health and beauty area of Target YOU NEED TO START! Seriously, there are some A-M-A-Z-I-N-G deals there... Especially if you have your coupons with you (which you should ALWAYS have them with you)!

I found a Revlon Top Speed nail polish clearanced for $1.24. I paired that with my printable Target coupon for $1.00 off any Revlon cosmetic item (which you can find here - just filter the coupons by "Beauty") and viola! Nailpolish for $0.24!!!