Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Must Have Item:
Graham Professional HandsDown Ultra
Nail and Cosmetic Pads

Pack away those puffs and check out these genius little do-dads! HandsDown Pads ($5.69 for 240) are a must-have for your makeup kit. They are, of course, ideal for polish removal- the super absorbent pad somehow holds remover without allowing it to dry out, and they're tough enough that even my chunkiest glitters don't shred them! Today I finally got around to removing my Julie G Gumdrops pedi, and one pad did the job. ONE PAD. Unheard of, especially considering the hefty texture of the polish I was disposing of.

So, what's my favorite thing about these? Well, tell me: is there anyone out there who has *ever* successfully removed polish from one nail without completely destroying your mani on the fingers that are holding the remover-soaked cotton? If you have developed that skill set, you may not be as impressed by this nifty little feature as I am, but I adore the flexible plastic tab that completely covers the back of HandsDown pads. The tab is easy to hold, and even pure acetone won't soak through, so I can now remove goofs at-will while keeping my perfect, unruined fingers un-botched!

HandsDown Pads aren't a one trick pony, either. They're lint-free, so they work well for applying makeup. They make great disposable powder puffs, and I've been known to pre-load a bit of blush onto the pad and throw it into my purse for late-night touch-ups. I've even moistened the pad with a bit of micellar solution (if you don't know what that is, keep your eyes out for my upcoming post) and used it as an impromptu exfoliator! Grainy scrubs, and even my Clarisonic, irritate my skin, but these have just the right amount of texture.

So, what do you think- is it worth a trip to the beauty supply store? Have you tried HandsDown pads? What's your favorite way to use them?

Monday, July 15, 2013

This Week's Sales (Are Back!)
Bdellium Tools, Hanskin, Panier des Sens
...and more!

Here's the deals in the pop-up-saleosphere! If you know of any too good to pass up deals going on this week, let us know!

Belle and Clive
Ends Wednesday: Scent of Bvlgari

If you're not a member yet, and would like to give me credit for referral, click here for an invite (and thanks!)

Beyond the Rack
Monday July 15th: Makeup Organizers
Thursday: ProLift MD Skincare

ends Wednesday: Cosmo Skin Solutions

If you're not a member yet, click here for an invite and we can both earn a £10 voucher!

Proactiv Solution (30%), Wen Haircare (25%), Skinstore (14%), Sephora (8%), Ulta (4%)

Choose Health and Beauty in the Women's section of the outlet to peruse goods from brands like Bdellium Tools, Coola, and Imaginary Animal (a must if you're having a tough time finding creepy doll hand soaps!)

Check the "Health & Beauty" tab for deals on tons of stuff from Ahava, Deborah Lippmann, Nuxe, Red Carpet Manicure, and tons more!

Ends Tuesday: Whitening Lightning and Dr. Brandt Skincare
Starts Monday: L'OCCITANE & Conair
Tuesday: blinc
Wednesday: Napoleon Perdis
Thursday: Amir Argan Oil, Cortex Hair Tools
Friday: Clarins
Saturday: BH Cosmetics, Remington Epilator
Sunday: Neo Hair Tools, SUPER by Perricone Skincare

Modnique (formerly Totsy)
Ends Wednesday: EF Studio Cosmetics, Beauty Products Sale feat. Bobbi Brown, Edward Bess, Hanskin, MAC, and more.
Starts Monday: Rain Cosmetics

My Habit
Ends Tuesday: Skincare by 29 Cosmetics Ends Wednesday: Keranique Hair Care
Ends Thursday: Panier des Sens French Skincare

If you're not a member yet and would like an invitation, click here.

Ends Tuesday: My Beauty Spot Summery Nail Polish
Ends Wednesday: Retinol and Moodmatcher
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