Beauty Review: The Body Shop Nutriganics Skincare line…

Yaaaay! The Body Shop has done it again! They’ve come out with another fabulous line of skincare products.

Let me introduce you to Nutriganics.

I’ve been test driving this line for a good 2 months and since my face didn’t act a plum fool, I figured now would be a good time to review it.

What what exactly does the Nutriganics line do? Glad you asked! The Body Shop says that it, can, “…..reduce the appearance of fine lines, improve skin’s elasticity and protect your skin against sun damage.” (source) In addition to that, this line contains Community Trade organic babassu oil. One of the things I love about The Body Shop are their values. They truly believe in making sure that their suppliers are treated fairly. Read more about that here. Aaaand, at least 98% of the total ingredients from the products below are from natural origin.

Well well now..that’s something that we can ALL appreciate. Let’s have a quick meet and greet with the kids now.

Foaming Face Wash ($14)


I always feel like a kid when I use foaming face washes. They are just so fun! I LOVED this one. It didn’t leave my face streaky but at the same time I felt like the cleanser gave me a thorough cleanse. The scent was a little strong though. It has a natural, grassy, root-nutty smell. If that makes any sense at all.

Refreshing Toner ($14)


Now I can’t say that I’m much a toner user. My acne prone skin can be oily at times but I never saw a toner alleviate that problem. I gave this one a whirl for a while and I liked it. I didn’t notice any changes in my skin but I loved the way it felt. It was a nice little follow-up to the face wash.

Smoothing Day Cream ($22) and
Smoothing Night Cream ($24)

These two were so identical in how they treated my skin, that I just ended up using the Day Cream during the day AND night. (someone play Kid Cudi). I could not distinguish between the two, which I suppose is not a bad thing. I think my skin appreciated the creams more at night. They seemed to “sink” in better. Application during the day felt a tad bit oily for my jacked up skin. I think these would work better for drier skin; especially those of y’all living in colder climates. As I type this, it is 83 degrees in Central Florida. Winter? What winter?

To sum up….I can dig the Nutriganics line. I think the prices are reasonable for natural skincare products. Although I am wondering why the Night Cream is more expensive than the Day Cream. Hmm… I can appreciate the smell but if you have a sensitive nose and can’t get down with “natural” smelling products, this may not be the line for you. And did i mention that this line smooths lines and wrinkles? I know I don’t have any now but preventive aging is a good look at any age. Yea mon!

You can find out more about the The Body Shop’s Nutriganics line here.

In the meantime, tell me what you think. Have you tried any of their skin products? Like ’em? Love ’em? Loathe ’em?

Tell me!

Midweek Sales & Spotlights: Week of 11/15/09

Got some good spotlights this week.

Enjoy!

FreeBeautyEvents.com

Okay, so how cool is this? Simply enter in your zip code and this website will tell you where you can find FREE beauty events in your area. Click here.

Urban Decay 30% off!

Okay, so I’m totally late but what a deal!! Use the code FNFW1 . You have until Friday, November 20th. I’m thinkin’ of grabbing some more pencils. Like I really need more though. HA! Click here to start shoppin’!

Z Palette has new palettes!


Remember when I reviewed and fell in love with Z Palette here? They have palettes with different designs! Including the fabulous zebra print you see. And also in pink….loves it! I am so snagging that zebra one. Click here to visit the site.

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This Week’s Sales at Walgreens
Prices effective from November 15th-November 21st
  • L’Oreal HIP–buy 1, get 1 free <----YAAAAY!!!
  • Maybelline Cosmetics–buy 1, get 1 50% off
  • Neutrogena Cosmetics and Skincare–buy 1, get 1 50% off
  • Studio Tools applicators, implements and brushes–buy 1, get 1 50% off
  • Sinful Colors Nail Lacquer–buy 1, get 1 free <----HOT DEAL!
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This Week’s Sales at CVS
Prices effective from November 15th-November 21st

  • (with card) CoverGirl Simply Ageless blush–$10
  • (with card) Buy 1, Get 1 50% off Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear, Insta-Dri or Hi-Definition
  • (with card) Buy 1, Get 1 Free off of L’Oreal Cosmetics

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Anyone know of any other sales out there? Share ’em! Help a sista save a dollar!

Happy shoppin’!



Midweek Sales & Spotlights: Week of 11/15/09

Got some good spotlights this week.

Enjoy!

FreeBeautyEvents.com

Okay, so how cool is this? Simply enter in your zip code and this website will tell you where you can find FREE beauty events in your area. Click here.

Urban Decay 30% off!

Okay, so I’m totally late but what a deal!! Use the code FNFW1 . You have until Friday, November 20th. I’m thinkin’ of grabbing some more pencils. Like I really need more though. HA! Click here to start shoppin’!

Z Palette has new palettes!


Remember when I reviewed and fell in love with Z Palette here? They have palettes with different designs! Including the fabulous zebra print you see. And also in pink….loves it! I am so snagging that zebra one. Click here to visit the site.

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This Week’s Sales at Walgreens
Prices effective from November 15th-November 21st
  • L’Oreal HIP–buy 1, get 1 free <----YAAAAY!!!
  • Maybelline Cosmetics–buy 1, get 1 50% off
  • Neutrogena Cosmetics and Skincare–buy 1, get 1 50% off
  • Studio Tools applicators, implements and brushes–buy 1, get 1 50% off
  • Sinful Colors Nail Lacquer–buy 1, get 1 free <----HOT DEAL!
_______________________________________

This Week’s Sales at CVS
Prices effective from November 15th-November 21st

  • (with card) CoverGirl Simply Ageless blush–$10
  • (with card) Buy 1, Get 1 50% off Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear, Insta-Dri or Hi-Definition
  • (with card) Buy 1, Get 1 Free off of L’Oreal Cosmetics

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Anyone know of any other sales out there? Share ’em! Help a sista save a dollar!

Happy shoppin’!



Vintage Post: On the Wall Palette storing

A few days ago I received an email from a college freshman. She was telling me how irritated she was at her dorm room set-up and the lack of space there was.Um, yeah….tell me about it. I’ve lived in 3 dorm rooms and countless apartments. I moved from the East Coast to the West Coast and back to the East Coast. I pretty much move ever year or every other year. Because of that, I always keep my make-up storage pretty contained and neat.

So while I was doing AmeriCorps in Los Angeles, I came up with the idea of maximizing wall space….


Now this was back when I first got into make-up and was a serious MAC addict *rolls eyes* and really only used their palettes. Of course now I am obsessed with many other brands. Velcro was the name of the game and it took NO time. This may be ideal for ladies with limited space. Luckily my roommates weren’t into make-up so I never had to worry about anyone snatchin’ my shadows or lippies.

Otherwise we’d have another problem on our hands. Haha!

Velcro is super cool and so is dorm living, my college kiddies. Enjoy it!

Giveaway! Stila’s ‘Step Out & Shine Kit’

Okay, it’s been like 592 years since I’ve had a giveaway!

So are you ready for one?

I can’t hear youuu…

I’m just kidding, y’all. Hehe. This is what we have up for grabs this time around.

Set Includes:
· Montmartre Eye Shadow Quad Palette
· Pomegranate Crush Lip and Cheek Stain
· All Over Shimmer Luminizer
· Multi-Effect Black Mascara
· Convertible Color Lip & Cheek Compact in Orchid
· Silver Clutch/Handbag

How cute!! BeautyTicket.com is giving one of these away to ONE Clumps of Mascara reader.

Want it? Here are the details!

  • For U.S. and Canadian residents only.
  • Contest ends on Thursday, November 19th at 5pm EST.
  • To enter, simply visit Beauty Ticket’s Gift Sets & Kits’ section and leave a comment here telling me which item would be at the top of your holiday wish list.
  • Be sure to provide your name and email address. If you want to keep the email addy private, you can email me your entry at Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com

If you have any questions, shoot me an email! Good luck, darlings!

(source)

Giveaway! Stila’s ‘Step Out & Shine Kit’

Okay, it’s been like 592 years since I’ve had a giveaway!

So are you ready for one?

I can’t hear youuu…

I’m just kidding, y’all. Hehe. This is what we have up for grabs this time around.

Set Includes:
· Montmartre Eye Shadow Quad Palette
· Pomegranate Crush Lip and Cheek Stain
· All Over Shimmer Luminizer
· Multi-Effect Black Mascara
· Convertible Color Lip & Cheek Compact in Orchid
· Silver Clutch/Handbag

How cute!! BeautyTicket.com is giving one of these away to ONE Clumps of Mascara reader.

Want it? Here are the details!

  • For U.S. and Canadian residents only.
  • Contest ends on Thursday, November 19th at 5pm EST.
  • To enter, simply visit Beauty Ticket’s Gift Sets & Kits’ section and leave a comment here telling me which item would be at the top of your holiday wish list.
  • Be sure to provide your name and email address. If you want to keep the email addy private, you can email me your entry at Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com

If you have any questions, shoot me an email! Good luck, darlings!

(source)

Stila’s Makeup Player

Stila poses this question,

“What if you could download make-up lessons at the click of a button?”

Stila’s Beauty Tube makes this happen, y’all! I had the opportunity to test drive this nifty make-up player and um…..wow.


How innovative! And perfect for those looking to perfect their make-up skills WHILE watching helpful vids.

Each kit comes with cds with tutorials that can be downloaded on your MP3 player.


You also get some of your favorite Stila products to play around with. I LOVE the lip glazes. But you already knew that from previous FOTDs like this one.


And when you’re not following along with the tutorials you can rock out to music. I found this perfect for road trippin’. I can get ready for a night out on the town while blastin’ music.



Very cool, I know. With the holidays rolling around, I’m thinkin’ this is the perfect gift for the new make-up lover in your life. You can find out more about the player here. It is currently going for $69.00….pretty reasonable when you consider what you’re getting.

What do you think? Love it? Hate it? Want it?

Glamour Squad Beauty Reads: Week of 11/15/09

GlamourSquad
Awesome reads from the ladies of the Glamour Squad!

The Beauty Alchemist loves Kiehl’s Imperial Body Balm

The Product Pasha welcomes the simplicity of Estee Lauder’s Ultimate Red Holiday Collection.

DivaDebbi rediscovers a hidden hair treasure.

Butterflydiary eliminates frizz with a single stroke of a hair brush!

Clumps of Mascara thinks women should toss their scales out of windows.

ThinkThruFashion shops for the perfect sophisticated cocktail dress.