Black Friday Favorites
For great cardio après-Thanksgiving, tackle the stores or stay inside with great online deals. Whatever you choose, get a jumpstart to your Black Friday shopping with Glow-T’s favorite deals.
Opening Ceremony: Score 30-40% off collections, including Opening Ceremony, Band of Outsiders, Juun J, Mary Katranzou, Carven, Jeremy Scott x Adidas, PushBUTTON, Goen J, and Jean Paul Gaultier.
Topshop: Nov. 23, the retailer is hosting 30% off select merchandise online and in stores. Plus, spend $30 and get $10 off, spend $50 and get $20 off, and spend $100 and you’ll get $50 off your purchase.
Goldyn: From Nov. 23-26, treat yourself with 25% off everything from the retailer’s extensive array of designer goods with special code GIVEANDGET25.
H&M: Find fall fashions starting at just $5, and the first 100 people in line at H&M stores will get scratch-off tickets, valued up to $300.
A-Thread: Nov. 23-26, receive 10% off orders up to $150, 15 % off orders between $151-$200, and 20% off orders $200 or more with the following codes: BLACKFRIDAY10,BLACKFRIDAY15, and BLACKFRIDAY20.
AllSaints: Get select merchandise at 20% off, like biker boots and holiday dresses for $220.
Nordstrom: Not only will you be able to score clothes, shoes, and accessories on the cheap, stop by Nordstrom’s for pre-sales of the latest collections from Prada, McQueen, and Michael Kors.
Saks Fifth Avenue: Stock up on cold weather duds for him and her for 40-50% off and take an additional 50% off sale items. You’ll also receive a $25 Saks gift card if you spend $100 or more in cosmetics or fragrances, and after noon, you’ll get an additional 10% off sale merchandise if you use a Saks credit card.
Rebecca Taylor: Take an additional 25% off all sale items with secret code RTEXTRA2512. This deal is good from Nov. 22-25.
French Connection: From Nov. 21-26, receive free shipping, plus 30% off all orders of $150 or more.
Yoox: Get a deal on top of a deal at this luxury designer outlet on Nov. 23 and get up to 50% off your favorite pieces from the likes of Isabel Marant, Givenchy, and Marc Jacobs.
Mackage: From Nov. 23-26, save up to 25-50% off the brand’s sleek designs online and in-stores.
Bare Necessities: Nov. 22, you’ll score 25 percent off sitewide, but the sale doesn’t stop there — Nov. 23, get up to 40 percent off.
Sephora: Shop Sephora’s $10 One Day Wonders, which include cosmetic packs from brands like Stila, Tarte, Lorac, and Buxom.
Target: Receive special prices on everything, from clothes to electronics, with additional 5% off everything if you use a REDcard.
Increasing Awareness: Parabens
Parabens are compounds used as preservatives in many cosmetics and beauty products. Many of these compounds are mild and safe to use on an everyday basis. However, there is one that I look-out for when purchasing cosmetics.
Methylparaben is an anti-fungal and preservative that may be found in many products including food, drugs, cosmetics and skin cream. It is used to kill unwanted bacteria, fungi and microbes that might grow in products and may be potentially harmful.
The October 3, 2006, issue of Toxicology published a study that shows when skin treated with creams that contain methylparaben were exposed to the sun’s UVB rays, the skin cells died and there was considerable oxidative stress on the skin’s tissue.
There is reason to be mindful of these chemicals but not to have an all-consuming concern. Always check the ingredients list before purchasing a product and become knowledgeable of what the ingredients are. Be observant of the products applied to skin that will be exposed to the sun. There are many products on the market that are paraben-free and I imagine more will be made available.
Glow-T 2011: Best in Beauty
Happy New Year! As 2012 begins, I want to recap on my favorite beauty products of 2011. These are items that I constantly reach for and will continue to use in the new year. From skincare to cosmetics, here are Glow-T’s Best of 2011 Beauty Products:
Body Lotion: Kiehls Creme de Corps
Face Cleanser: Fresh Soy Face Cleanser
Face Moisturizer: Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre
Face Moisturizer/Foundation: Origins VitaZing SPF 15
Sunscreen: NIA24 Sun Damage Prevention 100% Mineral Sunscreen
Eyeshadow Palette: Urban Decay Naked Palette
Foundation: Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua
Mascara: Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Mascara
Bottom Lash Mascara: Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara
Concealer/Corrector: Giorgio Armani Master Corrector
Blush: By Terry Rose De Rose Blush Fluide
Powder: Becca Fine Loose Finishing Powder
Hair Mask: Carol’s Daughter Monoi Repairing Hair Mask
Makeup Sponge: Beauty Blender
Hair Product: Bumble & Bumble Texture
Lip Product: Smashbox Limitless Lip Stain & Color Seal Balm
Sandal Obsession: TKEES
Looking for a sandal in a specific tone or color? Answer: TKEES
Available in over 40 different shades these sandals are simple in design, comfortable and durable.
The website www.tkees.com describe these sandals as cosmetics for your feet. When deciphering between all of the amazing colors offered, they categorize them in terms of cosmetics. For example, most of the neutral shades are categorized as foundations while the brighter tones are polishes and lipglosses.
The only problem I have with these adorable sandals is figuring out what color I want.
Tried & Tested: Le Métier de Beauté Magic Lustre Creme
Le Métier de Beauté (which translates to “the craft of beauty”) features stunning cosmetics and innovative products.
Become your very own alchemist with this line’s Magic Lustre Creme. This luxurious cream glaze is enriched in vitamin E and transforms any powder pigment into sheer stains and glosses for the cheeks, lips or eyes. Loose powder pigments can be difficult to work with, by adding a bit of Magic, the pigments metamorphoses into cream-based products. This makes application simple as well as enhancing color and texture.
Mix with multiple colors to find your perfect recipe or use on it’s own to create a dewy complexion.