Well it seems like it’s been a decade and a half since I went freebie hunting. Thankfully I found a nice, long roundup of beauty goodies for you to request. Some of these are just plain awesome and will go darn quick… so hustle up everyone!
Ready to soothe your dry skin? I am! Here’s a new product to me… Get three free sample packets of TriLipiderm “All-body moisture retention creme” – Keep them for yourself or share ’em with friends! (US only)
Nab a free sample of Hugo Boss cologne for yourself or send a personalized postcard with the sample to a friend!
Try out Aveeno’s new Nourish hair care shampoo and conditioner with this freebie. Answer a few quick questions and select your hair type so they can match you up with the proper version of Nourish hair care. (US only)
Here are the latest fabulous beauty and cosmetics free samples that I’ve rounded up from across the web-o-sphere.
Grab a free sample of Garnier’s brand new Moisture Rescue Oil-free Gel-Cream for your face from Walmart.com.
Hurry, and I mean move quickly, to snag a free sample of Murad’s Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture skin care cream. Murad’s samples always go super-fast, so I repeat… hurry!!
Enjoy the free samples, Bionic Beauties!
On a recent shopping trip to Atlanta, I spotted a huge wall graphic screaming “New Beauty Sample Bar!”. I was all oogley eyes and drawn like a moth to a flame.
Here’s a photograph of the display….
Spotted a Beauty Sample Bar in an Atlanta mall (click for full size)
Up close and personal with the vending machine…
Another beauty review brought to you by Bionic Bronnie…
Murad’s Firm and Tone Serum is a cellulite-reducing gel that shows almost-instant results during my testing. I apply it and then use two rubber massage brushes to vigorously work the serum into my hips, abdomen, legs and upper arms.
I have relatively minor cellulite issues, but this gel goes to work immediately! It assists in draining stored fluids and reducing dimpling with Cat’s Claw and Caffeine; increases circulation via Cayenne Pepper; and Horse Chestnut Tree extract and Tiger’s Herb work at restoring firm, smooth skin.
First motto… “Oil is not bad”. I can’t say that enough OIL IS NOT BAD. Cosmetics companies have drilled the opposite into us for ages. If you strip all the oil away from your face, your skin will respond by producing excess oil and that leads to more clogged pores and breakouts.
And a little background on my skin issues- I have acne (which is pretty much resolved), skin allergies, hyper-sensitive skin, am very prone to clogged pores and cystic acne. I’m allergic to Glycerin, some parabens and Salicylic Acid; and Benzoyl Peroxide dries out my skin so badly that I end up red with more breakouts. Ugh.
Now on to the tips…
Use a gentle cleanser that doesn’t strip. My go-to choices are: Noxema (in the tub), a plain glycerin bar or Cetaphil. Good ole Noxema is still one of my personal favorites.
Wash gently twice a day and be sure to remove all makeup. If your teen wears heavier eye makeup- maybe use something to remove that first. Visine eye wipes work great or I mix up my own makeup remover.
In the evening, I suggest washing twice: once to get all the gunk of the day off, and then again to actually cleanse skin and pores.
Don’t scrub with a rough wash cloth or those darn “exfoliating” walnut scrubs and such. They are way too harsh on a teen’s sensitive skin. Plus those beads and scrubbies can settle into pores and actually create blackheads. Ick.
For a wash cloth, I use a microfiber cloth (I found mine at Wal-mart). I know they say “dusting cloths” but they are so very soft that you’ll realize why I picked them up for my face.