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Conditioner

Summer is almost upon us – or if you’re in the South like me, Summer has been here for a good couple of months. Ugh!. With the heat and more outdoor time, come thoughts of pulling our skin out of a lifeless winter funk. Throw Mother’s Day being this weekend into the pot and I’ve got some VERY happy skin care news!!

Your Best Face Skincare recently sent me some of their new, limited edition, Private Reserve Antioxidant Skin Oils for review. I was SO excited for them to arrive that I was (almost) stalking our delivery driver! Met him at the foot of the driveway actually. Anyhow…

If there is one skincare product you buy this year, make it a YBF Private Reserve Oil. I’m not kidding, they are that amazing!

Every one is packed with antioxidants and anti-aging goodies; plus the all benefits of natural oils. For instance, the Magnolia boosts circulation; Neroli softens the skin and may help with hormonal balance. If you need help with skin tone, the Gardenia is a perfect choice. Not to mention, being a southern gal, I’m really, really partial to Gardenias, but woooowwwww, the scent on the PR Gardenia just makes me smile and smile!

New Limited Edition Antioxidant Anti-aging Oils from YBF Skincare

Instead of being “just a facial moisturizer” or “just an anti-aging serum”, I task my Private Reserve Oils with head to toe beauty work.
Oh, how do I love thee? Let me count thy ways. (Alright, alright, I’ll stop being silly… for a few minutes anyway).

  1. Cuticles, nails, and hands – awesome moisture, nixes dry skin, softens cuticles!
  2. Hair – adds shine, moisture, seals split ends. Fantastic scalp treatment and overnight, leave-in deep conditioning treatment – just rinse in the AM and go.
  3. All over body – more moisturizing at work for soft, supple skin. These oils really resolved my rough elbows and knees.
  4. Lips – use instead of lip balm! Hint: I keep a trial size of the Rose in my purse at all times so I can touch up on the go.
  5. Face – Improves tone, removes congestion (aka blackheads, ick!), tightens pores, reduces puffiness and redness (even from my seasonal allergies!). I did mention the moisture benefits, right?
  6. Lashes – These oils have really helped my eyelashes both in length and thickness. They hold curl better now too.
  7. Health – Here’s my off-the-wall tip for you… if you’re feeling even a little bit, or a lot a bit, of nausea: mix a drop of Gardenia with a drop of the Neroli. Within 10 minutes, I feel like a human again.

New Limited Edition Antioxidant Anti-aging Oils from YBF Skincare
Quick rundown of the new Private Reserve Oil varieties:

Gardenia – so perfect that I don’t have words to describe how much I love this oil!
Jasmine Sambac – Another delicious scent. Our backyard is covered in Jasmine, now I get to smell it year ’round.
Magnolia Bouquet – My second favorite! Fresh and clean with a great peppery undertone.
Neroli – Many skin/hair care products use Neroli lately, and I haven’t like one of them. They usually smell like dirt to me. Now I know it wasn’t Neroli’s fault. It was the crappy variety that most products use. The YBF Neroli is wonderful. It you like subtle, fresh florals, I guarantee you’ll love this.
Osmanthus – Found in luxe Asian fragrances. To me it has a slightly sweet scent with a cinnamon tone. One of my favorite combos is blending a drop of Osmanthus with a drop of Gardenia: perfect-oh!
Plumeria – These are 5-petaled, star-shaped flowers used in Hawaiian Leis. Fantastic scent!
Tuberose – Very rich, luxurious scent with some spicy-sweetness added in. Love this one on my hands and hair.
Yellow Mandarin – This is probably my husbands favorite. He always tells me how great I smell when wearing it. I’d count that as a 2 thumbs up compliment!

Now for the rest of the news…
YBF is holding an excellent Mother’s Day sale. Perfect chance to buy a special gift, or nab some great skincare for yourself.

All floral Private Reserve Oils, including the limited editions, are on sale for 30% off; and the Rose Otto is on sale for $45 (regularly $98) – which yes, it about HALF OFF! Plus all purchases get a free sample of the Gardenia PR Oil (yummy!); spend over $250 and get a free full size Gardenia PR Oil.

Mother's Day sale - free gifts with purchase at YBF Skincare
Each dark amber glass pump bottle holds 50ml (1.7 ounces) – prices range from $70-$150. You can find all YBF’s Private Reserve Oils, limited edition and otherwise, at shop.ybf-skincare.com. The Mother’s Day floral sale includes all the oils listed here.

Wishing you happy skin and a happy Mom’s Day!
Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Beauty blog

P.S. What is your favorite YBF scent? And whatcha getting your Mom for Mother’s Day?

Disclosure: These YBF Oils were sent to me for a completely honest review. I’ve received no kickback or pressure to “say good things”. I just simply love YBF Skincare!! You can also read my full disclosure policy.

Freebie Found: Pantene Shampoo and Conditioner

by Bionic Beauty on 04.Jan.2015 · 0 comments

Free beauty samples on the Bionic Beauty blog
Happy New Year beautiful friends o’ mine!

To kick off 2015 in proper money-saving, beauty-product-loving manner, I’ve got a shiny new free sample for you… a trial size Pantene Smooth and Sleek shampoo and conditioner!

++ How To Get Your Free Pantene Hair Care Sample ++

  • Head over to the Pantene website.
  • Select the “Sample” button and sign in with your Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook account.
  • Fill out the short form with your information and select the “Complete” button.
  • Have a little wait by your mail box. Maybe paint your nails a dark winter burgundy; or add some bright tips to your hair (I just dyed mine purple!).

Here’s to a 2015 filled with fabulous freebies,
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

Free beauty samples on the Bionic Beauty blogReady for some beautiful freebies Bionic Beauties??? There are some exceptionally grand ones in this group. Enjoy them! And as always, feel free to post a link to any freebies *you* find in the comments below.

+  Looking for some love for your locks?  Try out the new L’Oreal Triple Resist Advanced Haircare shampoo and conditioner.  The first Q of the short survey asks which blog told you about the freebie – sadly Bionic Beauty is not listed, so just pick another at random.

+  Moisturize your summer skin with a free sample of Eucerin skin lotion when you take their Skin First pledge.  Plus you get to pick which lotion version you’d like to sample!  For the record, I chose the “Professional Repair Extremely Dry Skin” lotion.  Open to USA residents only.

+  Spice up the man in your life -or- just use this fragrance sample to scent your sock drawer… either way, grab a freebie of Dolce & Gabbana The One cologne for men.  Open to Bionic Beauties living in France only.

+  Carefree is offering free sample packs of tampons or liners for Aussie Bionic Beauties.  If you’re a Bionic New Zealander, grab your samples here.

+  Grab your choice of free Poise liner or pads sample packs.  Side note: Did anyone else see the Jennifer Garner movie, 13 Going On 30?  Whenever I hear the word “poise” I can’t help but think of that movie.

+  While this one isn’t truly a beauty freebie, I’m including it since I love the stuff. BioFreeze pain gel helps with my achy joints and ongoing chronic pain – so it might help some of you as well!

+  For salon/beauty professionals only:  Fill out a quick survey and get a free, full-size Invisible Dry Shampoo by Style Edit.

+  For salon/beauty pros only: Enter your salon name, answer a few quick questions, and you can get a free sample of Kenra Volume Hair Spray to test on yourself or your clients.

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


The Bionic Beauty blog finds free samples of beauty and cosmetics products
Happy Thursday, Bionic Beauties! I hope you all enjoy the following freebies I’ve rounded up from the far, far reaches of the interwebs. Now vamoose… get on with your requesting!

Snag yourself a free sample of Arm & Hammer sensitive toothpaste. I find these toothpaste samples absolutely perfect for holiday trips and vacations!

Try out a new scent with a sample of Gucci’s Guilty Black fragrance.

Awesome freebie alert! I’ve been super anxious to test L’Oreal’s Color Vibrancy hair care line. Grab the freebie then let’s compare notes!
Read on…