Friday, November 16, 2012

CVS Pharmacy & Beauty Club $50 Giveaway: Holiday Gift Guide

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Ok, so I’ve mentioned it recently over the past several months that I’m finding my way back to my feminine side. One part of that is taking care of myself. A bit of pampering here, a bit of it there. I was sent a mascara last year and figured, what they heck, I’ll try it. Now it’s something I use on a daily basis and can’t imagine not wearing any more.

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In fact, I had one of my co-workers ask me a couple weeks ago, “Can I ask you a personal question? Are those fake eyelashes?” Now, let me get one thing clear here. I’m lazy as they come. I have no time to put on fake eye lashes. lol I told her that it was only mascara and I brought in my tube to show her.

People notice when you’re taking care of yourself! I’m glad that I’m doing it for me, too. It makes ME feel better about myself and my feminine side. I enjoy it to a degree.

Beauty Club

Working with CVS, I was able to ask Dr. Dina Strachan and Mickey Williams questions about health and beauty. Trust me I may be 43, but I have a long way to go about learning about beauty!

Here are what I asked and what their responses were:

Q&A

1) How should I be taking care of my face and body with the cold dry weather descending on us. I can already feel the difference since the beginning of October? I have sensitive skin, and I'm 43. Is there something I should be doing on a daily basis?

Dr. Dina Strachan:

To prevent skin from drying out, be gentle on your skin. Avoid using too much hot water in the shower and when cleansing, use a gentle cleanser like Dove Nourishing Deep Moisture Body Wash.  After a shower or bath, moisturize skin with a product such as Nuance Salma Hayek JoJoba Dual Phase Body Oil.

For FACE, I recommend applying gentle such as Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 15 and for dry hair, consider trying a conditioner like Nexxus Humectress Hydrating Treatment Deep Conditioner.

2) I want to go out and have fun on New Years Eve. I don't usually wear a lot of make-up but if I'm going to be dressed up and sparkly, what would you suggest to make my face match my dressing up?

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Mickey Williams:

Nothing makes an eye more noticeable than a rich liner. Go for a cat-eye to make a transformation to glam. I'm obsessed with Loreal's cream liner. It stays in place, and comes with a brush that is super easy to use. Follow up with a few coats of mascara and you have a bold, gorgeous look without much effort.

http://cvs.com/shop/product-detail/LOreal-Infalliable-Lacquer-Liner-24HR-Eyeliner-Navy-172?skuId=883209

L'Oreal Infallible Lacquer Liner

3) My hair has terrible static with the dry weather. As in, I can absolutely do nothing with it because it just stands up like I've just touched one of those static balls at the Science Museum. I have very long hair but it's also fine. I've got about 4-5 months of dealing with this.

Mickey Williams:

Even though your hair is thin, it needs moisture in order to not stand up and ultimately snap. Try weightless hydration in a shampoo and conditioner that will aid in keeping hair manageable. I have used static sprays for years in film and television on talent. It doesn't have the freshest scent, but it works at getting hair to stay low. Also, If you are wearing a hat this fall and winter, throw a bounce sheet in the hat.

http://cvs.com/shop/product-detail/Static-Guard-Spray-Fresh-Scent?skuId=218404

http://cvs.com/shop/product-detail/Bounce-Fabric-Softener-Sheets-Fresh-Linen-Scent?skuId=415978

http://cvs.com/shop/product-detail/Aveeno&174-Nourish--Volumize-Conditioner?skuId=477192

Aveno Nourish Volume

4) My lips can become dry and cracked, and I like lip balm, but would like something with a tint to it as well as moisturizer. Any suggestions?

Mickey Williams:

If you want to wear color, it’s important to add moisture with an additional product. Try a product like CoverGirl Outlast Moisturizing All-Day Lipcolor, which comes with a moisture balm.

Cover Girl Outlast

Or use a balm with natural tints built into the formula. They won’t last as long, but your lips will thank you. One great option is Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer.  My absolute favorites are by Blistex. I use them on every single client I work with. Deep Renewal works as an anti-aging lip treatment with hyaluronic acid and coenzyme q-10 for moisture with an added SPF 15.

Blistex Lip Care

5) I see there's some great overnight products for faces. I don't take care of my face by putting any moisturizer on it or exfoliating it. I know it should be done, but is there a good regiment for someone just starting out?

Dr. Dina Strachan:

For a daily skin routine, wash your face twice a day with a gentle cleanser, such as CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser and apply a moisturizer with SPF, such as CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion AM.   At night, after washing your face and removing your makeup, apply moisturizer.

Minnesota winters can be brutal on skin and hair. One thing I definitely need to do is increase my water intake!

So, equipped with the answers I received from my questions, I headed to CVS to do a bit of shopping and to sign up for the Beauty Club. CVS is relatively new to our area, being in a very rural community. Thankfully we have one not too far from work!

CVS Collage

I hadn’t heard of the Beauty Club before, but after learning about it, I signed up. Here’s what I found out:

ExtraCare Beauty Club info:

· Members receive $5 ExtraBucks Rewards with every $50 spend on qualifying beauty purchases

· Members receive a 10% off beauty shopping pass upon enrollment

· Members receive $3 ExtraBucks Rewards on member’s birthday

· Members receive email newsletters with exclusive coupons, tips and new product info and offers.

· “Like” CVS Beauty Club’s Facebook page facebook.com/cvsbeautyclub and follow @cvsbeautyclub on Twitter for access to additional special offers, giveaways and exclusive content from the Beauty Board

· Join Now!!  To sign up for the ExtraCare Beauty Club or to learn more, visit your local CVS/pharmacy or www.cvs.com/beautyclub.

CVS Beauty Guarantee:

· If you don't love your beauty purchase, get your money back. It's a risk-free way to shop!

I definitely took advantage of this shopping trip and signed up! I love that there’s a money back guarantee. Makes me feel safe with the purchases I make!

shopping cart

As I walked through the aisles I was surprised at all the savings. If you look at my pictures above, you’ll see tags with a lot of the products. I definitely need to save money as a single mom and if I can do it without clipping coupons, all the better for me! I can walk into CVS and my savings are already on the shelves waiting for me!

With these savings along with the CVS Beauty Club $5 ExtraBucks Rewards I’m set to get my bathroom in shape to pamper me from head to toe and have extra down the road to add a bit here and there! I love it!

Dr. Dina Strachan:

· Member of the CVS/pharmacy Beauty Board, a panel of beauty experts who provide interactive content and advice for fans of the CVS Beauty Club Facebook page. Launched in June 2011 to bring additional value, exclusive beauty insight and real-time advice to ExtraCare Beauty Club’s 12 million members, the Beauty Board provides more personalized answers to fans’ beauty questions.

Mickey Williams:

  • Beauty Board member, celebrity makeup artist Mickey Williams, offers fans tips on makeup application, how-tos on the latest hairstyles and the inside scoop on the hottest trends and newest beauty products. Mickey regularly works with celebrities like Amy Adams, Aisha Tyler, Emma Roberts, and Debra Mazur, and is also a frequent on-air guest for television beauty segments nationwide.

*I received a gift card to shop for products from CVS. The opinions expressed are my own.

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84 comments:

Evelyn D. said...

I would like to pamper myself with some lash blast volume mascara

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Elena said...

I would pamper myself with La Roche-Posay Toleriane Riche Soothing Protective Cream

Alicia said...

i would like to pamper myself with some new eyeliner

kellyr78 said...

I would pamper myself with Neutrogena Naturals Multi-Vitamin Nourishing Night Cream
kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

Deb C. said...

The body oil looks nice

amyorvin said...

I'd like to pamper myself with Forever by Mariah Carey Eau de Parfum Spray
2dogs5catscrew@att.net

BethElderton said...

The Burt's bees Head to Toe looks heavenly!
Mary Beth Elderton
bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

akronugurl said...

i would buy some lash blast volume mascara

freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

New Jersey girl said...

new mascara and Neutorgena night cream
flyergal82 AT (yahoo) /dot/ $com^

Pam2424 said...

Sally Hansen Manicure Set.

p_halligan@yahoo.com

cjabdelnour said...

I WOULD GET Organix Nourishing Coconut Milk Weightless Mousse. I LOVE THIS AND IT'S HARD TO FIND. Cheryl Abdelnour cjabdelnour@hotmail.com

MANDY83 said...

I would get maybelline mascara and milani eyeshadow.

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Cinderella10383 said...

I would love to get the Nivea touch of serenity body wash

Jamie Brigham
prettyinpinkwife @ aol dot com

Teressa Morris said...

I would like the Burt's Bees pistachio foot repair cream and Jergens ultra moisturizing lotion.

Linda Kish said...

I would like the Neutrogena Naturals multi-vitamin nourishing moisturizer

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

latanya t said...

with some britney spears perfume

Marti Parks said...

I would like to get some of the fragrances like Wonderstruck and Pulse.

Ashley said...

I'd like some Revlon makeup.

Mami2jcn said...

I would get some nail polish and new lip gloss.

Name on rafflecopter: Mary Happymommy

RhumbaMom said...

I'd love some new moisturizers

Tracy Suzanne said...

I'd love to get the Spa Sonic Skin Care System Face and Body Polisher.

Thanks for such a great giveaway.
Hugs… Tracy@CottonPickinCute
cpcblogging(at)hotmail(dot)com

apple blossom said...

items for my nails..polishes etc.

Katie Amanda said...

I'd like new nail polish or foot lotion. Thanks!

Michele P. said...

lipstick, good shampoos and hairspray, nail polish and eye liner-and maybe a perfume gift set too!

michelle said...

love new lipsticks but am always afraid to buy in case I don't like the color.

prathee chandar said...

Lipstick and shampoo..

MamaHen said...

I would love to just be able to go in and pick out something just because I like it. Like some fun nail colors-my daughter and love to do pedicures and it would be fun to pick out some fun colors!

Ann Fantom said...

I would like to get the Versace Woman by Gianni Versace Eau De Parfum Spray

abfantom at yahoo dot com

clc408 said...

I'd love to get L'Oreal True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup

Jennifer said...

Love some new mascara and lipstick!!

sksweeps said...

I'd pamper myself with some hair color and allergy medicine

sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

Angela Kinder said...

Hair color and nail polish!

tamathamc said...

definitely something to wash this gray right outta my hair

jzagarjr said...

I would buy the HoMedics Neck and Shoulder Massager with Heat

Anonymous said...

Sure could use that gift card

suburban prep said...

SensatioNail Invincible Color Gel Polish, Miss Behave would be wonderful.
msgb245 at gmail dot com

Amber said...

I'd love to pamper myself with Revlon nail polish!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Rebecca Graham said...

I would pamper myself with the Sally Hansen Salon Gel Polish Starter Kit.

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

Kate Fuller said...

I would like to pamper myself with Rimmel Quad Eye Shadow Sun Safari 019 and Rimmel Quad Eye Shadow Beauty Spells 023.

PAIGE said...

cvs has the vest shampoo section in the city
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JCR said...

I love shopping at CVS! I need some new mascara too. :)

Barbara Montag said...

I'd like to pamper myself with this - Broadway Nails Fashion Diva Short Length Nail Kit Makeup.
Thank you!

Carly H. said...

I'd like the Sally Hansen Manicure Set.

mtbears819 said...

Wonderstruck by Taylor Swift 3 Piece Gift Set

mtbears819 said...

what a great store cvs for bargains

Alaine88 said...

I'd love to pamper myself with some new lip gloss.

Sandy said...

Some Oil of Olay products!

Stephanie Larison said...

I'd love to get the Spa Sonic Skin Care System Face and Body Polisher.

Cassandra Holdeman said...

I love their Sally Hansen Nail Polishes.

bmom76 said...

I would like to get some new nail polish and some good smelling shower gel.
chelsea r

Cjnedrow said...

I would like to pamper myself with Closer by Halle Berry Eau de Toilette.
cjnedrow at gmail dot com

Kia89 said...

I would like to pamper myself with Nivea touch of serenity body wash.

steve weber said...

I would use it to pamper myself with Neutrogena items!

buzzd said...

Conair Ceramic Spiral Iron 3/4 inch,
Conair Ion Shine Ionic Styler Dryer 1875 Watt 146l

Cody Anderson said...

Dove Body Wash

Denise S. said...

I'd like some Aveeno Soap.

Gina said...

I would love some new hair products & also some stuff for the bath.

Liz Ticona said...

I'd love to pamper myself with their Aromatherapaes Spa Shower Chamomile & Neroli :)

liz.ticona@yahoo.com

Andi said...

I would love some pedicure stuff.

guettel78 said...

I'd love to gift the Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Skin Serum to my mom or sister - thanks!

Geoff K
gkaufmanss@yahoo.com

Marie C said...

Jergens original scent lotion, Dr. Scholl's for her foot cream, and any shampoo, body wash or deodorant that smells like coconut.
one.f1neday @ yahoo

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

maybelline bb cream, i've heard a lot about it.

Victoria R. said...

I'd love to get some Essie nail polish for an at home mani!

julie said...

I would like to pamper myself with facial scrub !!

brich2222 said...

want to pamper myself with their Aromatherapaes Bath Party Fizzie Fun 12 Pack



brich22 at earthlink dot net

shebebes said...

I WOULD GET THE Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Skin Serum :)

(SHAYNA)

shebebes@yahoo.com

Emani W. said...

I would love a sensationNail kit!

Deb Christie said...

I would pamper myself with Out of Africa Organic Shea Butter Grapefruit from CVS.

WWillows6 said...

I would love to pamper myself with the Olay Professional Pro X Intensive Wrinkle Protocol.

Lisa Garner

Lisa Pecora said...

Lots of makeup Lots of makeup

Susan Climan said...

The Sally Hanson Salon Gel Polish Starter Kit. sleveene@hotmail.com

Allison Downes said...

I would love to get the Wonderstruck by Taylor Swift 3 Piece Gift Set

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Tracy Allen said...

I love to try different St Ives products
thebutterbeanery@yahoo.com

kathy pease said...

id love the Glam
Eau De Parfum Spray
by Kim Kardashian

Brandy Leigh Farmer said...

I need some new shampoo because my hair is too dry.

Thomas Murphy said...

I want the Bvlgari Omnia Amethyste by Bvlgari Eau de Toilette Spray.
rounder9834 @yahoo.com

Tylerpants said...

I'd love to have the DKNY Fresh Blossom Eau de Parfum. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

mary gardner said...

with lots of the Nivea products!

jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

rachel b. said...

i like the Aromatherapaes Soothe Bath Soak Chamomile & Vanilla

trixx said...

I like the Miyashi Massaging Pillow

Brian E. said...

Thanks for the giveaway...Shampoo & bath oil & bubble bath for my daughters !

senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

Bryan E.

Ashley Morrissey said...

New make up and hair products!!

-Ashley Marie Morrissey
ashummz05@yahoo.com

Chris Alejandro said...

I would like to get better shaving cream.. but I would give this card to my girlfriend, since she would have a much longer list!. Lieutcrunch27 (at) gmail (dot) com

Jessica said...

I'd get some Revlon nail polishes and give myself a manicure and pedicure.

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