to pamper / sephora favorites: sun safety kit and more

Sephora comes out with a Sun Safety Kit at the start of every summer with a variety of SPF and self-tanning products. They quickly sell out. It’s $32 (and a $127 value) and $20 of that goes to The Skin Cancer Foundation. This is good for someone who’s looking for a new SPF product and isn’t sensitive to certain sunscreen ingredients. I personally don’t care for the self-tanning products.


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to pamper / {sale alert} j.crew beauty

Image source: J.Crew

J.Crew has a well curated selection of items from other brands which is found under the “J.Crew in Good Company” category. At least when it comes to beauty and personal care, I consider many of these classics that you’d never find on sale. Since J.Crew regular price promotions never apply to third party brands, I always wait for J.Crew to markdown first… promotions on sale items almost always includes the other brands. Through tomorrow, get 30% off sale items with code SHOPSALE and these items are not final sale yet. Post code, it’s close to 50% off. If you miss this sale, don’t fret… I think J.Crew has a lot of summer inventory to get rid of judging by the frequent 30-40% off sales. In-store prices may be better.
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to pamper / {july 2012} allure beauty box

I have posted about Allure’s beauty box two times. It’s hard to stay on top of these things because they don’t announce it far in advance and when the deal goes live, it goes fast! I get an email alert when a thread I follow is updated and the ladies over there are usually good about letting others in on the news. My lucky girlfriends got a personalized email from me persuading them to spend money :) The total haul:

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to pamper / in the medicine cabinet…

Remember this post? Well, I never reorganized/cleaned out the medicine cabinet. Maybe after busy season.

Stress wreaks more havoc on my skin than puberty did. Woe is me. One skincare item I can’t live without now is Renee Rouleau’s anti-cyst treatment (mentioned here). The bad news is that it isn’t cheap and I thought I was smart for purchasing two during the anniversary sale. I had to buy another one because I have no idea where the extra one is.

I am enjoying my new haircut, especially since my hair is so much lighter. A good cut makes such a difference. I usually spray some Bumble and bumble. thickening spray or blow blow up thickening mist to add some grip, let it air dry while I finish getting ready, and blast it with hot air for a minute and then I’m out the door. I think a shower and blowdry time of less than twenty minutes is pretty efficient, no? On the weekends, or when I have more time, I will also add some Bumble and bumble. surf spray or Sachajuan ocean mist, which I find gives way more volume and texture.

to pamper / {november 2011} allure beauty box

I posted about Allure’s beauty box a few months ago. I wasn’t expecting to see another one so soon, but time has been flying. This beauty box is cheaper than last time’s — $29.99 + $10 for shipping (reportedly) worth $250. Overall, this box is always a steal if you can use most of it. Typically all products are full size unless otherwise indicated. If you’re a brunette with processed hair, you should definitely consider.

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