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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!

Free beauty samples on the Bionic Beauty blogRevlon’s ColorStay makeup line is turning 20!

To celebrate, select Walgreens will be free offering mini makeovers, in-store, on Thursday July 24 and Friday July 25, 2014, from 1:00PM to 5:00PM. Professional makeup artists will be on hand to help you try Revlon’s latest lipgloss, eyeliner, mascara & more. And you’ll get a coupon for $1 off any ColorStay purchase!

Plus… all Walgreens stores have Revlon ColorStay makeup goodies on sale:

  • Buy Revlon ColorStay product, get one at 50% off this week.
  • Buy any two ColorStay cosmetics between July 20th and July 26th, 2014 and you’ll qualify for a *free* evening clutch from Revlon! Visit RevlonColorStayWeek.com to redeem your gift with purchase.

Please check your local Walgreens store weekly sale flyer to find out if your store is participating in the “Revlon SaturDate with Beauty Event”.

Will you be getting your free makeover?

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

Long-term Bionic Beauty readers know of my infatuation with YBF Skincare products… If you’re new to the party, then I’ll jump right to the facts.

YBF Skincare is awesome.

It rocks.

It’s the magical, long-sought, but rarely found, unicorn of skincare.

Whether you’re already a fan or just “meeting” YBF – you can score some grand savings over the next few days!

YBF Skincare - Free Goody Bag in February!

First up, YBF is holding a Flash Sale that ends Sunday night (February 23, 2014).  Buy a full size Correct eye cream from the online YBF Shop and get:

  • FREE U.S. shipping
  • FREE products worth $167.25 including: 1 full size Hydrate B Concentrate; 1 full size Define lip cream; 1 Quench lip treatment balm (BB’s note: This is my favorite lip balm, ever.).
  • FREE February Special Gift Bag which includes: 1 trial size Rose Private Reserve facial oil; 1 sample sachet of the new Define lip cream (you get to try it before it’s available for sale!); and 1 Quench lip treatment balm!
  • Full details of the Flash Sale here: YBF-Skincare.com.

Next up, YBF’s “Cool Savings” on Skincare Collections:

  • Get 10% off all skin care collections in the YBF Store
  • FREE shipping with any purchase over $50
  • FREE February Special Gift Bag which includes: 1 trial size Rose Private Reserve facial oil; 1 sample sachet of the new Define lip cream (you get to try it before it’s available for sale!); and 1 Quench lip treatment balm!
  • Sale prices & goodies are good until the end of February 2014.
  • Shop the skin care collections here: Shop.YBF-Skincare.com.

YBF Skincare Sale - 10 percent off in February!
What’s your favorite YBF Skincare item? What one are you REALLY looking forward to trying? Personally, I can’t wait to test out the new Clarity Matcha Mask. Yum.
Happy shopping, y’all!

Unicorns and glitter,
Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Beauty blog

P.S. Stay tuned to Bionic Beauty soon, since I’ve got an upcoming tutorial on emergency skin rescue and two of my favorite YBF items are key players…

Elf Nail Polish Spotted at CVS!

by Bionic Beauty on 08.Jun.2013 · 1 comment

On one of my (many) jaunts to the local CVS drugstore, I spotted this tiny display of nail polishes from elf cosmetics!

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I had no idea elf cosmetics (aka eyes.lips.face cosmetics) was going to be coming to CVS. Total surprise to me!

So Bionic Beauties, keep your eyes peeled on those drugstore shelves and please post in the comments below if you spot elf nail polish at your local store!

Happy shopping,
Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Beauty blog

The Best Underground Beauty Products?

by Bionic Beauty on 02.Apr.2013 · 9 comments

Hipster beauty products?  Oi vey.  I sometimes wonder who comes up with article titles on some websites.

I know my titles probably aren’t the most creative but I’m writing them to be informative and not just key-worded-loaded.

And now I will stop ranting and turn you over to this list from Total Beauty.  Read and enjoy… then let me know what are YOUR favorite underground/indie beauty products?

TotalBeauty.com



6 Underground, Hipster-Worthy Beauty Products

These products are so cool, you’ve probably never even heard of them

 

6 Underground, Hipster-Worthy Beauty Products

This is a TotalBeauty.com Makeup 
article

At this point, the label “hipster” has so many changing definitions and technicalities that you will probably qualify as one in some form eventually. But one thing most can agree on is a hipster’s appreciation of underground things that aren’t tarnished (yet) by being “mainstream” and loved by the masses. No, we’d never disapprove of a CoverGirl concealer or Rimmel mascara, but every now and then it’s fun to embrace your inner hipster and get in on something others have yet to discover. Consider this one of those times.

See products  

Come over to the anti-hipster side… We have cookies,
Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Beauty blog