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Friday, August 24, 2012

August 2012 BeautyBar.com/Allure Sample Society Shipment

Allure Magazine has partnered with BeautyBar.com in launching a beauty sampling program.  Each monthly shipment costs $15 dollars and contains 5 deluxe samples as well as a $15 gift code for a future purchase of $50 or more, and a booklet of tips.  If you end up using the code, the box pays for itself.


The August 2012 shipment contained the following:
  • Arcona - Cranberry Toner (1 oz/28 g; full size 3.2 oz/$32) - Achieve the healthy, vibrant glow you long for; Cranberry Toner makes it simple. This three-in-one formula tones and hydrates, while also infusing skin with protective antioxidants to leave your complexion looking and feeling refreshed. Antimicrobial cranberry, containing vitamins, phyto-nutrients and essential fatty acids, clarifies and protects.
    • Removes dirt, oil and makeup
    • Cleanses and clarifies
    • Refreshes skin
    • Protects against free radical damage
    Arcona knows that lasting beauty comes from within, and that what you put on your skin goes into your body. With both things in mind, Arcona has created a comprehensive line of skin care products made from the finest, all natural ingredients. The result is glowing, healthy skin at any age brought about by effective products and treatments youÆll feel good about using.
    Especially Suited for: All skin types
    Essential Elements: Vitamin E tocopherols and tocotrienols neutralize free radicals. Rice milk and omegas 3, 6 and 9 nourish and heal.
    Free of: Petrochemicals, chemical stabilizers, parabens, sodium lauryl sulphates, perfumes, dyes, binders and fillers
    For Best Effect: Use Cranberry Toner anytime to cleanse and tone or to remove makeup.

  • Deborah Lippman - Nail Lacquer - Private Dancer (full size 0.5 oz $18) - Looking for a standout color that infuses you with pop star quirk? Deborah Lippmann, manicurist to the stars, started out as a songstress and, as a result, many of her nail colors are named after major pop icons, song titles and other pop culture figures. Try one of her nail lacquers if you're looking to play star for a day.
    • Long-lasting nail lacquer created by celebrity manicurist to the stars
    • A variety of colors inspired by pop music
    • Fortified with biotin, okoume, and green tea
    Especially Suited For: All skin types
    Essential Elements: Lippmann Collection's long-lasting polishes are fortified with biotin, okoume and green tea. Size: 0.5 oz.
    Free of: Toluene, formaldehyde, DBP, animal testing



    2 coats on an artificial nail with no base/top coat
    • Elemental Herbology - Facial Detox Purifying Mask (0.5 fl oz/15 ml sample; full size 2.5 oz/$46) - Take a deep-cleaning approach to skin maintenance with Elemental Herbology Facial Detox Purifying Facial Mask.
      • Balances sebum production for clear skin
      • Resolves breakouts and blocked pores
      • Eliminates toxins from skin's surface
      • Gently exfoliates for soft, supple skin
      • Fights against damaging free radicals
    Get skin that's calm, humidified and glowing with this amazing mask, which is rich in detoxifying minerals and healthy botanicals.

    Especially Suited For: All skin types, and especially those with irritated complexions or skin eruptions
    Essential Elements: Oat flour and white Amazonian Clay gently exfoliate and eliminate toxins from the surface of the skin. Aloe, Manuka honey and Calendula soothe and comfort. Essential oils of Cedarwood, Lavender and Eucalyptus regulate sebum production.
    For Best Effect: Apply a thin layer over a cleansed face. Wash off with warm water after ten minutes. Follow with Elemental Herbology's Cell Food.

    • Jane Iredale - Longest Lash Mascara - Black Ice (3 g/.1 oz sample; Full size 0.42 oz/4 g/$33) -  Command your lashes to go from subtle to "look at me." Get come-hither eyes with Jane Iredale Longest Lash Mascara featuring a dual-purpose formula that conditions lashes while coating them for a look that is glamorous, rich and full. An extra large, tapered brush makes application easy, separating lashes with ease.
      • Dual-purpose mascara
      • Conditions and coats the lashes
      • Comes with a large, tapered brush
      • Especially Suited For: All skin types
      • Essential Elements: Longest Lash Mascara contains sea minerals to condition lashes while thousands of cellulose fibers coat the lashes without clumping or flaking.
      • For Best Effect: Rock the mascara wand at the base of your lashes first, then brush out to the tips.

    • Phyto - Phytonectar Oil (0.33 fl oz/10 ml sample; full size 1.7 oz/$30) - Phytonectar Pre-Shampoo Ultra Nourishing Oil Treatment easily penetrates deeply into each strand bringing damaged, dehydrated hair back to life. The formula, rich in proteins, lipids, and vitamins from egg yolk, restructures ultra-dry hair while preventing oxidation with sunflower extract. Hair feels immediately replenished and its original softness and shine are restored.
      • A moisturizing, pre-cleansing oil treatment
      • Formula is rich in proteins, lipids and vitamins from egg yolk
      • Replenishes and restructures ultra-dry hair to its original softness and shine
      Especially Suited For: Ultra Dry Hair
      Essential Elements: Pre-Shampoo Ultra Nourishing Oil Treatment contains egg yolk oil, soybean and sunflower extract to nourish hair, restructure the hair fiber, neutralize free radicals and prevent oxidation.
      Free of: Parabens, Sulfates, Synthetic Dyes, Petrochemicals, Phthalates
      For Best Effect: Apply from roots to ends, massaging to facilitate penetration. Leave on for a minimum of 15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly. Shampoo with Phytonectar. Use Phytonectar oil once-to-twice a week for five consecutive weeks. Do not use for one week after color process.

    • Bonus Item: Malin + Goetz - Vitamin E Face Moisturizer (.04 fl oz/1.2 g sample; full size: 8.5 fl oz/250 ml; $82) - Take care of your skin and enhance its beauty with this special formula, Malin + Goetz Vitamin E Face Moisturizer. A superb mixture of antioxidants, absorbent fatty acids and soothing chamomile and a great foundation for make-up application, it's a must have moisturizer in your daily skin care kit.
        • Hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic
        • Nourishes and hydrates
        • Absorbs for immediate make-up application
        • Pump makes it non-messy and non-spilling
      Being oil-free and with a pH balance near neutral, it hydrates and soothes irritated skin. It absorbs into your skin effortlessly without leaving any residue or clogging pores.



      Just For You: All skin types 

      A Closer Look: Malin + Goetz Vitamin E Face Moisturizer contains glycerin and sodium pca to hydrate, hyaluronic acid and Vitamins B5 and E for nourishing and providing antioxidant properties while chamomile, allantoin and milk provide soothing and calming effects to skin. 

      You Won't Find: Parabens, oil, silicones, synthetic dyes, waxes, harsh detergents, dyes, synthetic perfumes. 

      Get Started: After cleansing, apply a small quantity of this absorbent moisturizer onto face. Avoid over-moisturizing excessively oily areas.
       
    August's tips:
      1. 3 Ways to Make Dry Hair Shine
      2. Metallic Manicure 101
      3. One Wand, Four Lash Looks
      4. Skin Tricks for Plane Travel
      5. How to Do a Home Facial
    Overall rating: Booyah! This month's shipment contained items that are suitable for my hair and skin type and who doesn't love Deborah Lippmann nail polish?  A full size costs more than the cost of this monthly subscription. Guess what I'll be using my $15 gift code towards?

    Membership is limited so if you get the chance to join the Sample Society, I highly recommend it.

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