Lancôme Deal Haul


On July 7th I Tweeted about a Lancôme deal that went a little like this:

(yes, sorry, it's over now).

I tried the deal out, bought one of the cheapest things on the website that I might actually use--nail polish, of course, for $15. Above is what I got in the box for my $15 plus tax.

  • Full-sized Lancôme Vernis In Love "Flacon Blanc Noel"
  • 1.7oz Lancôme Tonique Confort toner (travel-sized/deluxe sample)
  • Sample Lancôme Definicils Mascara
  •  Full-sized Lancôme Le Curler eyelash curler

Here are swatches of the Lancôme Vernis In Love "Flacon Blanc Noel". This polish dries rough with a sandy consistency. The thumb has two coats on it but the others have one coat. It's a pretty polish.

Again, all this for a mere $16.05 and my order arrived two days later.

I'm pretty thrilled because I'd wanted a lash curler but hadn't wanted to pay big bucks for one. Problem solved!

Did you get in on this deal, too? If so, what did you get?

Dr. Scholl's Dreamwalk High Heel Insoles


I don't wear heels often because they hurt so much. So I was thrilled to try these Dr. Scholl's Dreamwalk High Heel Insoles out courtesy of BzzAgent.

I stuck them in my platform, chunky-healed mary-janes (shown above) and walked all day.

They were difficult to get used to because of the ridge...I felt like that spot was in the wrong place, and no matter how many times I adjusted, I couldn't get that sensation to go away. I ignored it. Later I pulled the inserts out and walked a bit without them. If my feet could have cried, they would have been bawling. I put the inserts back and got some relief.

Compared to a regular-sized Scholl's gel insole. (Yes, that pink thing IS something you put in a shoe)

Trying to show the ridge
My thoughts: The insoles won't make walking a dream, unfortunately, but they will help with the discomfort.

VoxBox - Herbal Essences Naked


I got into the Influenster Voxbox - Herbal Essences Naked box and was so excited. I love how Herbal Essences stuff smells. I've been a fan since their inappropriate moaning commercials way back in the day (yes, I'm old). Here's what was in the box:

  • Full-sized Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo
  • Travel-sized Herbal Essences Naked Shampoo
  • Travel-sized Herbal Essences Naked Conditioner

As expected, these smell great. I used the dry shampoo right away. It performed as well as other dry shampoos I've tried (Sauve & Tigi Rockaholic), that is to say it didn't do a whole lot for my hair. My hair gets very oily at the scalp if I go a day without washing it. This stuff helps in the morning the day after but by afternoon my scalp is gross no matter what. I did like the scent on this one better than the others I've tried.

Here's my scalp ten hours after I used it (yes, that's silver/gray that needs dyed):

BUT, the second time I tried it, a week later, the spraying went kaputt, so instead of this being a "dry shampoo" it was a "moist spritz shampoo". As one might imagine, it didn't help with my oily scalp issue.

As far as the shampoo and conditioner, the shampoo cleans my hair just fine and leaves it smelling nice. I didn't notice my hair feeling any healthier or "nourished" as they mention. The same goes with the conditioner, I haven't noticed any "reviving". I generally don't see any difference with my fine, wavy locks.

My final thoughts: if the dry shampoo sprayer hadn't broken after use #1, this would have been a contender among the others on the market. And if you're all about scent, these travel-sized shampoo&conditioner will do you well.

July Ipsy Spoiler / Sneak Peek

1. One of the below items will be in your bag this month!
-bareMinerals - 5-in-1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow
Broad Spectrum SPF 15
-bareMinerals - READY Eyeshadow 2.0

JULY 2014 GLAM BAG SNEAK PEEK #1: Cream or powder? That's a slippery question. Which of these products do you hope makes a splash in your Glam Bag this month?

2. One of the below items will be in your bag this month!
-Hang Ten - Dark Tanning Oil SPF 08
-pur-lisse - pur-protect SPF 30 Moisturizer

JULY 2014 GLAM BAG SNEAK PEEK #2: One of these amazing picks will help protect your summer skin while the sun's out! What summer activity will be keeping you under the sun this season?

3. TWO of the items below will be in your bag this month!
-Pixi - Tinted Brilliance Balm
-Benefit - They're Real Mascara
-Elizabeth Mott - Tints and Sass Fabulous Lip & Cheek Stain
-purMinerals - Waterproof Mascara
-Lord & Berry - Eye Pencil
-wHet Nails - Nail Polish
-Pop Beauty - Sunkissed Bronzer
-Models Own - Nail Polish
-Nailtini - Nail Polish

JULY 2014 GLAM BAG SNEAK PEEK:#3 We're cooking up something hot this month! Which two of these amazing beauties do you want to help add extra flavor to your summer beauty menu?

4. One of the items below will be in your bag this month!
-Derma-e - BB Cream
-Befine - Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 
-Faith Aromatherapy - Citrus Ginger Lotion
-Marrakesh - Split End Mender & Preventer
-Sexy Hair/Healthy Sexy Hair - Soy Renewal Beach Spray
-wHet Nails - Nail Polish
-Lavilin - Jojoba Gel Cream
-(?) - Perfume

JULY 2014 GLAM BAG SNEAK PEEK #4: Nothing but lemonade in this summer bunch! Which one of these fabulous products are you hoping will sweeten up your summer?

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