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Gloves in a Bottle

Back to the Future… Freebies from the past

by Bionic Beauty on 18.Jun.2009 · 9 comments

Free cosmetics and skin care samples found by Bionic Beauty
While some of these free samples were found quite awhile ago in Bionic-land, they’re still open today. If you’ve already requested them, you won’t be able to get another.
But if you’re new to Bionic Beauty…. you might have missed these gems!

  • Everyday Minerals mineral makeup sample kits: These samples are generously sized- they lasted me for months and I still have a TON of the blush left. Anyhow, you *do* have to pay about $4 in shipping & handling. Pick 3 colors of foundation and finishes, plus 1 concealer, plus 1 blush.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker Lovely fragrances: Visit Sarah Jessica Parker’s perfume website and click on the Request a Sample link.
  • Dove Heat Defense Therapy or Intense Damage Therapy hair care: Chose which line you’d like to sample for your personal hair’s needs.
  • Signature Minerals mineral makeup free sample kits: You can choose six (6) different items. You can pick from Foundation makeup, Concealer/Correctors, Mineral Blushes and Bronzers, Eye Shadows (available in pearl, shimmer, matte and metallic finishes!), and Finishing Veils. Crazy, right? The only catch is you’ll have to pay $5.35 for shipping. Still, that’s a small price to pay for SO much makeup!
  • Freebies of the new L’Oreal EverPure shampoo and conditioner: This new drugstore line of hair care products is now one of my absolute favorites. It’s Sulfate-free, gentle and smells delicious. Being sulfate free means it doesn’t strip color from my hair. The added herbals also help with body, moisturizing and overall hair health. If you ladies haven’t tried this line yet, get on it. You’ll give up your high-end hair care… or, at least I did.
  • Pantene ProV shampoo and conditioner: Awhile back, Pantene and Walmart paired up to offer free samples under the marketing campaign slogan “The Secret to Great Hair”. You can still benefit by requesting your sample.
  • Gloves in a Bottle lotion: I reviewed this shielding lotion some time ago (here’s my GiaB review). It’s a great lotion to prevent moisture loss, or I use it on my hands before applying sunless tanner (keeps my palms from turning orange), or around my hair line when coloring my hair. You can get 3 free sample packets by sending GiaB a SASE.
  • Eucerin Aquaphor lotion: Get a free sample size of Aquaphor’s famous Healing Ointment. Perfect for throwing in your purse!

Freebie Found: Gloves in a Bottle lotion

by Bionic Beauty on 10.Aug.2008 · 3 comments

Free hand lotion samplesI recently reviewed the Gloves in a Bottle shielding lotion; now you have a chance to do your own trials!

To request your free sample, visit Gloves in a Bottle’s website and follow the instructions. You’ll either need to send them a SASE (Self Addressed Stamped Envelope) and please make sure you have enough postage or use the checkout option for 3 samples and you’ll be charged $2 for shipping and handling. This offer is open to US and international beauties!

Gloves In A Bottle Shielding Lotion is $10.79 at Drugstore.comGloves in a bottle lotion.

Product Review: Gloves in a Bottle

by Bionic Beauty on 07.Jul.2008 · 12 comments

Gloves in a Bottle skincare hand lotion
In March I reviewed the Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion; now I’m returning to bring you a review of a very similar product: Gloves in a Bottle.

First off, from here on out, the aforementioned Gloves in a Bottle shall be known as GiaB, just to save some keystrokes, plus it’s sort of fun to say.

GiaB is fragrance and colorant free and is designed to keep the baddies (irritants, pollutants) blocked from your skin while locking in your natural moisture levels. In my testing, the GiaB lotion was much creamier that Skin MD Natural, but upon first application it’s a bit sticky until your skin absorbs it. After absorption, it wears long and kept my hands from drying even while stripping a tile floor and scrubbing wire screens (ah, the joys of renovating a home, but it *was* a good test!). One pleasant surprise was that it really tamed by cuticles. My fingers looked like they’d had a manicure!

I did feel that Skin MD Natural worked a tiny bit better as an overall shielding lotion, but GiaB eclipsed it in the moisturizing category, so both have their place.

Gloves In A Bottle Shielding Lotion is $10.79 at Drugstore.comGloves in a bottle lotion or at for $12.95 for an 8 ounce bottle. International shipping is available, and there are discounts for bulk orders.