Freebie Found: Awesome New Dove Body Wash

by Bionic Beauty on 16.Nov.2014 · 0 comments

Free beauty samples on the Bionic Beauty blogWho, besides me, is already in full holiday planning mode?

I may not be able to help clean your home for guests or stand next to you and act as sous chef (Although it would be a ton of fun to have a “Friends of Bionic Holiday Dinner”, wouldn’t it?) – but I can help in another way.

I’ve found y’all a super cool new freebie from Dove! It’ll brighten your mail box upon arrival and it’ll get your skin in glowing holiday shape.

++ How To Get Your Free Sample ++

  1. Visit Walmart’s Dove Damia website.
  2. Click the blue banner, towards the upper right corner, that says “Check out the latest breakthrough from Dove”.
  3. Watch one of the super short beauty themed videos. I picked the manicures & nail polish… Surprise, surprise, right?
  4. At the end of the video, click the “Get your free sample” box.
  5. Fill out the super short questionnaire.
  6. Wait. Your freebie should arrive just in time for Christmas!

Warm and fuzzy freebies,
Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Beauty blog

Powerful Beauty: Fall 2014 Pantone Wallpapers

by Bionic Beauty on 19.Aug.2014 · 0 comments

Ready for Autumn? I am, I am! In honor of the upcoming season, I whipped up a pack of ten minimalistic, tone-on-tone wallpapers for your computer and/or smart phone. Each wallpaper features one of the Pantone Fall 2014 colors and a subtle reminder to “Achieve Powerful Beauty”.
Powerful Beauty Fall 2014 Pantone Wallpaper Series by Bionic Beauty

Fall 2014 Pantone Colors:
Aluminum, Aurora Red, Bright Cobalt, Cognac, Cypress, Mauve Mist, Misted Yellow, Radiant Orchid (Radiant Orchid is the 2014 Pantone Color of the Year), Royal Blue, Sangria.
For ease of identification and choice, the colors are listed in the order shown below.

To Download:

  • For your desktop computer and/or laptop: Simply click on the wallpaper color you’d like above. Then right click, and choose “Save As”. Save the .png image to your computer. Then set it as your wallpaper like normal.
  • For your smart phone/tablet: Whether it is an Android, iPhone, iPad, Windows mobile, or Blackberry – open this article on your mobile device’s browser. Touch on the wallpaper you’d like to use. You’ll then see the wallpaper image file open in a window by itself. Long press (i.e. touch and hold!) until the option comes up to Save/Download Image. Save it to your device. Then you can open the image through your Gallery/Photos app and set it as your wallpaper.

Each wallpaper is sized at 2880×1800 pixels which will scale to work on desktop computers, laptops, tablets and smart phones. I created each wallpaper are in super high-resolution, and ready for use on HD (xxhdpi) and retina screens.

I truly hope you enjoy these wallpapers!
Keep life colorful,
Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Beauty blog

Distribution: All my wallpapers are copyrighted under Bionic Beauty. They are completely free for your personal enjoyment and use. Please don’t sell them. If you’d like to post them on another website(s), file sharing service, or similar please ask me first. Thanks!

Breaking News!!!
Your Best Face Skincare opens pre-orders on 40+ new Private Reserve Antioxidant Oils…

and they’ve got a coupon code!

If you’re a skin care nut like me, or read even a few beauty blogs, then you’ve heard of the amazing Your Best Face Skincare. Every product the whiz-bang owners hand-create is an absolute winner. Today marks YBF’s largest product release in the 10 year history of the company. Over 40 new skin care oils packed full of their signature antioxidants and improved by beneficial essential oils. There’s even an unscented variety… but with the choice of essential oils, I’d imagine one would have to WORK to choose the unscented.

Save 35% on new Private Reserve antioxidant skin care oils by Your Best Face Skincare

A Guide to the Scents

  • Unscented – Plain/unscented; and Bisabolol
  • Earthy/Spicy – Calendula; Cardamom; Carrot seed; Immortelle; Patchouli; Vanilla; Vetiver
  • Woodsy - Blue cypress; Elemi; Fir Balsam; Juniper berry; Palo santo; Sandalwood
  • Citrusy – Bergamot; Lemon Ironbark Eucalyptus; Lemongrass; Petitgrain Bigarade
  • Green – Clary Sage; Eucalyptus “Peppermint” Dives; Geranium
  • Floral – Blue Yarrow; Gardenia; Jasmine; Lavender; Orange Blossom; Rose Otto; Ylang Ylang
  • Sweet – Blue Chamomile; Blue Tansy; Melissa; Poplar Bud; Roman Chamomile; Thyme ct linalool
  • Medicinal – Araucaria; Eucalyptus Radiate; Helichrysum; Marjoram; Rosemary “Tuscan Blue”; Tea Tree

Pre-Orders + Coupon Code
From now through August 26, 2014, you can preorder the new Private Reserves through the Your Best Face online shop at 35% off! Just enter coupon code Reserve35 at checkout to get your savings. After August 26th, the pre-ordering ends and the new Private Reserve oils will become available again at their official launch on September 8th.

Multi-Tasking Wonders
YBF’s Private Reserve Oils aren’t just for your face… here are some of the ways I use mine:

  • As a Cuticle Oil – apply daily or after manicures.
  • Hand Moisturizer – I put some in a small bottle to keep in my purse. Always.
  • Lip Oil – especially great during the winter or when I travel to dry climates.
  • Exfoliating Lip Treatment – dab your favorite variety on your lips then use a soft toothbrush to gently scrub your lips!
  • Body Moisturizer – I use a dime size amount on my elbows, knees and feet just after the shower to lock in moisture and banish roughness.
  • Deep Conditioning Hair & Scalp Treatment – I use a nickel size amount for my medium length hair and run it from scalp to hair tips before bed. Then I put my hair into a bun and snooze. In the morning, I use a gentle shampoo and ta-da! Super soft, shiny hair. My hair runs on the dry side so I do this treatment at least once a week.
  • Hair Shine n’ Frizz Serum – I use a tiny pea-size drop and run it through the ends of my hair to hide and seal away split ends. Another drop in my palms and I smooth it over the rest of my to eliminate any trace of frizzies!
  • Face Wash – Oil-based facial washes have been increasing in popularity recently and with good reason. They clear your skin of toxins, gently remove grime, moisturize, and remove gunk built-up in your pores. I wet my face, then massage a dime-sized amount of oil all across my face. Splash with warm water to rinse. Pat dry with a soft towel.
  • Eye Lash Treatment – I use the teeniest amount on my lashes before bed as a lash conditioner.
  • Antioxidant Packed Face Mask – I add 2-3 drops into my weekly DIY face mask recipe. Awesomesauce!
  • For the Guys – After face shaving, apply a drop to prevent razor burn! This is especially awesome for guys who dislike, or are sensitive to, typical over-scented, chemical-laden after shaves.
  • Another one for the guys – It apparently works great as a facial hair grooming treatment. Gotta keep those beards in spiffy, non-scruffy, shape!

What I’m Super Excited About
Prompted a bit by my recent article “15 Beautiful Uses for Tea Tree Oil”, the Your Best Face co-founders, Darrell and Kimberley, added a Private Reserve Tea Tree variety to their line up. Eeek! Squeee!! So not only will the Tea Tree PR oil be great for all 15 tips I mentioned in that article, but it also packs the added benefits of antioxidants! It’s basically the beauty world’s version of Captain America + HALO’s Master Chief + Jack Bauer… a skin care super-soldier!

I’m also uber excited about the Rosemary (another option that is perfect for treating breakouts and other skin conditions), the Lavender (for those hectic days), the Eucalyptus Peppermint Dives & Eucalyptus radiate (brings back wonderful childhood memories… thanks Mom!), and the Gardenia (which has always been my favorite flower & scent but, thanks to my husband, now has extra special meaning. Insert the “aww” moment here.).

So Bionic Beauties… go have a look at those new oils and scents. Your skin will thank you. While you’re at it, what is YOUR favorite variety???

Happy skin, happier scents, and pennies saved,
Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Beauty blog

Heya fellow bloggers and media types, Would you like more intel on YBF’s newest goodies? Hit up their press page here!

Throw a Little Hot Rod Red in Your Manicure

by Bionic Beauty on 11.Aug.2014 · 2 comments

Any Iron Man fans out there?

Tony Stark: “Tell you what. Throw a little Hot Rod Red in there.”
JARVIS: “Yes… that should help you keep a low profile.”

Even if you aren’t an Stark Industries or Avengers junkie, you can probably recognize the value in finding the perfect red nail polish.  It’s taken me over a decade, but I finally found my must-have red!

Bionic Beauty wearing Hot Rod Red nail polish by Gelish

On My Nails:

  • Gelish gel polish base coat
  • Gelish polish in Hot Rod Red
  • Gelish top coat

Hot Rod Red is a bright, traditional red creme. No shimmer, glitter, or other sparkly bits. Simple and beautiful. I got all three polishes at Sally Beauty Supply during one of their buy 1, get 1 free sales a few weeks back which makes them super thrifty, and makes my wallet even happier.

On My Hands & Cuticles:
YBF Skincare’s Private Reserve Energy Blend Antioxidant Oil.  Yes, it was made for the face, but it makes an absolutely amazing cuticle oil and hand moisturizer!  Plus you can get a sample size for only 4 bucks or a trial size (I keep this size in my purse!) for $11.75. Woot woot!

What’s your favorite red polish? Who’s your favorite Avengers character? Or… what do you use to keep your cuticles soft n’ happy?

Happy Mani Monday… and watch out for the super genius in a flying metal suit,
Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Beauty blog

Freebies Found: Aveda, Curel, Nivea and more

by Bionic Beauty on 09.Aug.2014 · 0 comments

Free beauty samples on the Bionic Beauty blogHappy weekend Bionic Beauties! Here’s a brand new roundup of free samples for you to enjoy. And as always, feel free to post a link to any freebies *you* find in the comments below.

  • This freebie is most excellent so I suggest you hustle: Fill out a short questionnaire about your skin and get a free sample of Mario Badescu skincare!
  • Sign up on Curel‘s website for free samples of their body lotions.
  • Grab a free sniff of the new Gucci Guilty Black fragrance.
  • Do you have an Aveda salon near you? If so, print (or simply show the page via your smart phone/tablet!) this coupon to get a free sample pack of Aveda’s Invati 3-step hair care system. Your sample pack will include shampoo, conditioner, and something called a “scalp revitalizer”. The offer expires on September 30, 2014.
  • U by Kotex let’s you choose from 3 different sample packs that include liners, pads, tampons, and a coupon!

Facebook Freebies: you’ve been warned…

Hugs and fabulous freebies,
Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Beauty blog