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CVS Beauty Club and Shopping Sprees!

by Pennie on November 14, 2015

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Nicole and I were both very lucky to be given a shopping spree at CVS.  We are both members of the Extra Care Rewards program as well as the BeautyClub, so not only were we given a chance to shop, but we got ExtraCare bucks back and able to take advantage of Beauty Club benefits.  It was a lot of fun!

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Here is  Nicole’s take:  I love CVS,  They have great deals and awesome coupons.  I have been a BeautyClub member for some time now and love the perks.  My favorite is the $5 in ExtraBucks Rewards back when you spend $50 on beauty items.  They have a HUGE selection as you can see from the pictures.  Pennie lives in North Carolina and I am in Florida so we decided to take a virtual shopping spree together! I am so curious to see what she found! I found a lot of holiday gift sets that were great deals.  I love the e.l.f. brand makeup as it is modern and trendy but totally affordable.  So the e.l.f gift sets were in my cart as well as the Nuance Salma Hayek lotion and shower gel – so needed in the winter!

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As Nicole said, I live in NC (eastern) and while it is NOT the cold of New England where I live for very many years, it still gets dry and chilly during the winter.  And I’m about 20 years older than Nicole, so my skin needs are certainly different from hers!  I focused on getting some essentials for myself.

There were 3 areas I wanted to focus on, the overall state of my aging skin, my eyebrows that get lighter by the year, and my nails which are always a mess because I’m constantly DIYing or typing!

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For Skin, I first decided on a L’Oreal go 360 Clean Deep Cleansing Exfoliating Scrub.  L’Oreal is a great brand that I trust and I needed something that would scrub off the old skin and make way for the new.  Perfect!  Next I decided to try 2 Garnier products.  The Ultra-Lift Transformer which is an Anti-Age Skin Corrector with micro-pigments to auto-adjust texture.  I’m lucky that I don’t have a lot of wrinkles or age spots, so what I wanted to do was smooth out the tone of my skin. This product is perfect.  Where I do have problems is around my eyes.  Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller tightens up the skin under my eyes!

Eyebrows: With age has come 2 color draining areas; lips and eyebrows.  Who knew your eyebrows would fade over time.  And I don’t mean gray eyebrow hair, although there is some of that, but just generally fading of the eyebrow hair color.  So I picked up an e.l.f. Eyebrow Kit that contains a gel to tame your brows and a powder to give them color.  They look so much better!  Added bonus: e.l.f. products are so inexpensive, you can afford to get a lot for little money!

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I don’t get manicures anymore because I use my hands so much they chip off in just a few days time.  I don’t want to do anything expensive or time consuming like acrylics or gels at a salon so I decided to try the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel combo.  It doesn’t require a light to dry the nails it lasts long than a regular nail polish and comes with a color and top coat.  I got a beautiful Red for Christmas.  I also got a Beauty 360 4 sided nail buffer.  I love them; you file, smooth, buff and shine with one little device!

The last thing I threw in was a Burt’s Bees Tinted lip balm in Red Dahlia.  It keeps my lips very moist, goes on easily and gives me color like a stain – nothing too in your face!  I’ll be wearing it everyday!

It was interesting to see that while Nicole and I got different products, we gravitated towards the same types of products!

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CVS Fall Beauty Club!

by Pennie on November 4, 2015

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I love these seasonal beauty boxes from CVS! Check out the awesome items for fall you can find at CVS. Make sure you join the Beauty Club where you will get $5 in ExtraBucks rewards for every $50 you spend on beauty items!

Look at the benefits you receive from becoming a Beauty Club Member!

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CVS Fall Beauty!

by Pennie on August 13, 2015

I love these seasonal beauty boxes from CVS! Check out the awesome items for spring you can find at CVS. Make sure you join the Beauty Club where you will get $5 in ExtraBucks rewards for every $50 you spend on beauty items!

Here are just a few of the products in the CVS Fall Beauty Box!

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Wilma Schumann Soothing Serum $38

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Promise Ultra-Moisturizing Argan Oil with Jojoba $19.99

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Beauty 360 Portable Manicure Kit $9.99

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Nuance Salma Hayek Buriti Oil Nourishing Shampoo $9.99

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Skin + Pharmacy Advanced Anti-Aging Therapy Hydrating Eye Cream $15

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Can Lipstick Actually Improve Your Health?

by Pennie on August 2, 2015

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Well, not exactly-You can’t go apply lipstick and expect your headache to go away!  But there is research that indicates there is a correlation between having a regular beauty routine and increased sense of personal wellbeing.

We’ve heard it in so many ways – Who takes care of the care taker?  Make time for yourself!  Meditate!  Get a Massage!  It turns out that even when we spend just a few minutes regularly on skin care or applying lipstick or styling our hair, the boost we get from that can have a positive effect on our physical and psychological selves.  Stress is reduced and blood pressure is lowered which increases heart function and immunity!

So take that time for yourself!  Think of it as a prescription for a healthier you!

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See the full study here for detailed insights.

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Summer CVS Beauty Deals & Freebies!

by Pennie on July 23, 2015

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CVS is rewarding beauty shoppers all summer long with exciting online deals and freebies from CVS-exclusive brands Essence of Beauty, Nuance Salma Hayek and Makeup Academy! Beauty lovers will have access to exclusive offers and FREE new products on qualifying beauty purchases simply by logging into their CVS.com ExtraCare accounts. And if you are not already signed-up, you can create an account easily at this link!

You can score deluxe samples of everything from indulgent summer-perfect body mists and new multifunctional cosmetics to professional makeup brushes and skincare products.

You always want to look great and with the deals you get at CVS ExtraCare Beauty Club, you’ll feel great too!  Here are some great deals going on now!

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July Deals (7/12-7/25): 

  • Essence of Beauty:Spend $10 on qualifying beauty purchases, receive a travel size sample of any new Essence of Beauty Body Mist (Luscious Peony, Exotic Blooms, In Your Arms, Modern Floral, Sensual Night)
  • Nuance by Salma Hayek: Spend $15 on qualifying beauty purchases, receive a free sample of the Nuance by Salma Hayek AM/PM Anti-Aging Super Cream
  • Makeup Academy: Spend $20 on qualifying beauty purchases, receive a free sample of any Makeup Academy professional cosmetic brush (up to $18 value)

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As you know, Beauty Club membership has numerous perks (free sign-up, 10% off beauty shopping pass at enrollment, $5 ExtraBucks® Rewards for every $50 spent on qualifying beauty purchases). And if you think you might need to get another shade or try another product, don’t sweat it! With the CVS Beauty Guarantee, you can get your money back if you don’t love your beauty purchase.

Sign up and get some freebies!

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CVS/pharmacy is marking the official start of summer with special deals storewide. Through 7/18, shoppers can earn over $50 of ExtraBucks™ Rewards by purchasing select beauty products throughout the store from brands like L’Oréal, Revlon, NYX, Skin+Pharmacy, and more! Bright lip colors, textured hair, SPF products – CVS has got you covered no matter what look you’ll be rocking this summer!

See below for some of the great deals to look forward to (and these are only a few of them)! The weekly circulars throughout the month will include tons of other deals, making it easier than ever to save on brands you love. Make sure you visit your nearest CVS and check it out!

  • Skin + Pharmacy:Spend $10, get $3 Extrabucks Rewards
  • Almay – Spend $10, get $3 Extrabucks Rewards
  • Cerave– Spend $30, get $10 Extrabucks Rewards
  • L’Oréal Facial Care– Spend $30, get $10 Extrabucks Rewards
  • Jergens Glow– Buy 2, get $5 Extrabucks Rewards
  • NYX – Spend $12, get $3 Extrabucks Rewards
  • Revlon: Spend $10, get $3 Extrabucks Rew ards
  • Suave Hair Care – Buy 2, get $2 Extrabucks Rewards

As you know, Beauty Club membership has numerous perks (free sign-up, 10% off beauty shopping pass at enrollment, $5 ExtraBucks® Rewards for every $50 spent on qualifying beauty purchases). And if you think you might need to get another shade or try another product, don’t sweat it! With the CVS Beauty Guarantee, you can get your money back if you don’t love your beauty purchase.

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CVS Summer Beauty!

by Pennie on April 27, 2015

I love these seasonal beauty boxes from CVS! Check out the awesome items for summer you can find at CVS. Make sure you join the Beauty Club where you will get $5 in ExtraBucks rewards for every $50 you spend on beauty items!

Here are just a few of the products, from Beauty 360 and Pop-Arazzi, in the CVS Summer Beauty Box!

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Beauty 360 Gel Toe Separators $3.99

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Beauty 360 Natural Pumic Stone $5.99

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Beauty 360 Jeweled Nail Clipper $6.99

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Pop-Arazzi Nail Polish, Shell Me More $2.99

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Pop-Arazzi Nail Polish, Shell Me More $2.99

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New Products from Nuance Salma Hayek!

by Pennie on March 10, 2015

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Nicole’s take: Yay – new Nuance Salma Hayek products! I love this line of products for hair and skin! I get them at my local CVS and have always been so impressed by the quality of the products! The Buriti oil shampoo, conditioner, and hair mask are my new favorites.  I love that they aren’t greasy at all, just super moisturizing.  I love the scent! Also the marigold cleansing facial oil and the nourish and renew glow facial oil are such cool products! Not greasy in the least and just hydrating the skin so much.  These are awesome products I will keep buying from a brand I trust!

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Buriti Oil Nourishing Shampoo – This distinctly luxurious shampoo is creamy and ultra-moisturizing, yet won’t weigh hair down, thanks to the secret weapon: Buriti Oil, extracted from the fruit of palm trees in the Brazilian Amazon. A lightweight yet rich natural source of beta- carotene and an effective antioxidant, Buriti oil cleans and nourishes hair while moisturizing and preventing frizz from setting in. The product provides benefits of oil-based treatments and serums in a daily-use shampoo.  $7.99 for 10 fl. oz.

Buriti Oil Nourishing Conditioner – Effective in improving texture and manageability, this plant-based blend is ideal for most hair types and particularly beneficial for damaged or color-treated locks. Smoothing, soothing Chamomile Extract, fortifying Coconut and Sweet Almond Oils, and vitamin-rich Avocado Oil are just some of the other active ingredients. The result: hair that’s hydrated, sleek, and glossy. $7.99 for 10 fl. oz.

Buriti Oil Nourishing Hair Mask – When used with Nuance Salma Hayek Buriti Oil Nourishing Shampoo and Buriti Oil Nourishing Conditioner, this deep-conditioning mask makes for the ultimate healthy hair trifecta. The oil-infused treatment is effective in improving texture and manageability and ideal for all hair types, especially damaged or color-treated— without leaving strands greasy or weighed down.

AM/PM Daily Cream Cleanser – An ideal anytime cleanser for most skin types, this effective, gentle, non- irritating deep-cleansing cream whisks away dirt and oil, and renews and refreshes the skin with soothing and conditioning beneficial ingredients.  Tepezcohuite bark is a known antioxidant once used in ancient Mayan cultures as a skin treatment. Another plant-based healer, Red Mangrove, acts as an anti-inflammatory and antiseptic and is thought to have more potent antioxidant power than Vitamin C. These two, along with other calming fruit and floral extracts like papaya and chamomile, render this cleanser nourishing enough to use morning and night. Over time, this proprietary blend will improve the overall tone and appearance of the complexion. $7.99 for 4 fl. oz.

Marigold Oil Cleansing Facial Oil – Mild and emollient, this cleansing oil works to maintain the skin’s moisture balance while effectively removing makeup and impurities. As the extra- gentle formula lifts dirt from pores, it replenishes the complexion with beneficial ingredients extracted from botanicals like Marigold (Calendula) Extract and Arnica Extract. As an alternative to conventional wash-off cleansers, it’s suitable for most skin types—even oily—and leaves skin feeling soft, supple, and comfortable instead of dry or tight. $9.99 for 4 fl. oz.

Intense Hydration Restoring Eye Cream – An exceptionally concentrated cream formulated specifically to restore optimal levels of moisture to the delicate skin around the eyes. Thanks to naturally occurring humectants like Royal Jelly, Honey, and Blue Agave, the product virtually melts into skin, hydrating, protecting, and delivering essential amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. Along with improving the overall tone and texture, it plumps fine lines, and leaves the eye area looking and feeling smoother, healthier, and more supple.  $19.99 for 0.5 fl. oz.

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Nourish & Renew Glow Facial Oil – This deeply nourishing yet light-as-a-feather oil absorbs quickly to soften dull, dry skin, instantly restoring a youthful, natural glow. Jojoba Oil with Calendula and Rosemary Extracts deeply hydrate, while the all-star antioxidant Vitamin E conditions and helps protect against environmental damage. The results are instant and long-lasting, and with regular use, your complexion will be noticeably softer, smoother, healthier, and more radiant. The effective and gentle formula provides potent moisture and prevents TEWL (trans epidermal water loss), which is essential for all skin types.  $21.99 for 1 fl. oz.

Age Affirm – Firming Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen – This nourishing Day Cream pairs intense hydration with broad-spectrum protection from harmful UV rays and environmental stressors. Several natural emollients, including Jojoba Seed and Olive Oils, Oat Kernel Extract, and Aloe Vera, help visibly soothe and calm the complexion as SPF 30 sunscreen shields against sun damage. The exclusive Rose Petal Complex is the formula’s essential feature, incorporating botanical extracts derived from rose petals, violet leaf, and lavender flower. Together these ingredients help smooth and firm sagging skin, reduce the appearance of deep lines, wrinkles, and dark spots, and reveal a brighter, firmer complexion.  $21.99 for 1.7 fl. oz.

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13 New Nail Shades from Nuance Salma Hayek!

November 20, 2014

From Nuance Salma Hayek, is an incredible array of 13 new premium nail colors.   The advantage of these nail laquers is you get salon quality at an inexpensive price!  And Nuance is a cruelty free product so that is an added bonus. Lucky Nicole received this wonderful beautiful bundle of Salma Hayek Nuance nail colors […]

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Introducing Nuance Salma Hayek New Spring Line

March 5, 2014

Introducing the latest innovation from Nuance Salma Hayek:  premium beauty line exclusive to CVS/pharmacy® that combines exotic, natural ingredients, ancient beauty secrets and advanced science to create products that are designed to enhance the nuances that define every woman’s individual beauty. Age Affirm Firming Day & Night Cream:  An age-defying formula instantly hydrates and firms the skin, minimizing the look of […]

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CVS, 9/23-9/29

September 23, 2012

Karen at Koupon Karen has this week’s hot CVS deals and match-ups. I’m highlighting a few below but you’ll want to read her full post for the rest of the list! If you’re new to CVS deals shopping, please read my CVS 101 post. Listerine, Reach, or Rembrandt Products $1/1 Listerine Whitening Vibrant White Rinse […]

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Diaper Deals, 9/17/12

September 17, 2012

Shellie from Saving With Shellie has this week’s hottest diaper deals! Here are the best diaper deals at the drugstores and Target this week. Amazon prices are also included if you prefer to shop online. CVS Pampers Super Packs, On Sale for $25 Gerber Yogurt Melts, On Sale for $2 Get $10 ECBs WYB $30 $3 off […]

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CVS, 9/16-9/22

September 16, 2012

Karen at Koupon Karen has this week’s hot CVS deals and match-ups. I’m highlighting a few below but you’ll want to read her full post for the rest of the list! If you’re new to CVS deals shopping, please read my CVS 101 post. Colgate Total (4-4.2 oz), MaxFresh, MaxClean (6 oz.), 2-n-1 (4.6 oz.) […]

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Double Your Quarterly ExtraBucks Rewards Through December!

September 14, 2012

From September 16 through December 15, CVS/pharmacy ExtraCare members can double their quarterly ExtraBucks Rewards simply by choosing to participate. That means you can earn 4% back instead of 2% of nearly all dollars spent on everyday purchases at CVS/pharmacy. Double Quarterly ExtraBucks Rewards – How it Works Enrollment is easy. Sign up today either […]

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Diaper Deals, 9/12/12

September 12, 2012

Shellie from Saving With Shellie has this week’s hottest diaper deals! Here are the best diaper deals at the drugstores and Target this week. Amazon prices are also included if you prefer to shop online. CVS Huggies Big Packs, On Sale for $19.99 $2/1 Huggies Pull Ups Training Pants, exp. 11/30/12 (Set Them Up For Success) $1.50/1 […]

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Save 40% on CVS/pharmacy Brand Products Online at CVS.com!

September 12, 2012

Through September 16th, CVS.com is offering 40% off CVS/pharmacy Brand products online! CVS/pharmacy Brand products provide the same quality as national brands, but at a fraction of the price, so you can stock up on everything from vitamins to skin care products! Plus, through September 13th, you can save over 40% on the new and improved […]

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CVS, 9/09-9/15

September 9, 2012

Karen at Koupon Karen has this week’s hot CVS deals and match-ups. I’m highlighting a few below but you’ll want to read her full post for the rest of the list! If you’re new to CVS deals shopping, please read my CVS 101 post. Colgate Optic White (5.5 oz.), Rinse (16 oz.), Sensitive Pro-Relief or […]

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Diaper Deals, 9/4/12

September 4, 2012

Shellie from Saving With Shellie has this week’s hottest diaper deals! Here are the best diaper deals at the drugstores and Target this week. Amazon prices are also included if you prefer to shop online. CVS Huggies Jumbo Packs, On Sale for $8.97 $1.50/1 Huggies Diapers, exp. 9/8/12 (SS 08/12/12) $2/1 Pull-Ups Training Pants, exp. 9/8/12 (SS […]

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CVS, 9/02-9/08

September 2, 2012

Karen at Koupon Karen has this week’s hot CVS deals and match-ups. I’m highlighting a few below but you’ll want to read her full post for the rest of the list! If you’re new to CVS deals shopping, please read my CVS 101 post. Gillette Shave Gel or Cartridges Get $2 ECBs (Limit 1) Gillette […]

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Claim Your 20% off Regular-Price Beauty Shopping Pass from CVS

August 27, 2012

Head on over to the CVS Beauty Club Facebook Page to claim your 20% off Beauty Shopping Pass from CVS! This coupon is good for 20% off regular-price beauty products. All you have to do is enter your ExtraCare Card Number and email address and the coupon will be mailed to you. The coupon will then […]

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