Skin Care

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Give the Gift of Gorgeous Skin With First Aid Beauty

First Aid Beauty Peace Joy & Fab KitThis holiday season, give the gift of clear, smooth, radiant skin.

I was not acquainted with First Aid Beauty until I was sent their limited-edition Peace, Joy & Fab Kit (pictured above) to review. But after testing these skincare products for the past two weeks, I’m not quite sure how I lived without them. And I can’t be the only one who has recently become enlightened because this particular gift set is completely sold out at (check your local store to see if it’s still in stock…you may get lucky).   (more…)

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Stock Up on Fall Skincare Essentials at Target!

You can find everything you need to be confidently you this fall at your local Target for great prices. Look for special displays in the beauty section featuring more than 20 products from Neutrogena, Aveeno and RoC! If you haven’t already tried them, this is the perfect time to test out timeless and new beauty favorites.

Now through October 31, Target is offering 5% off on the following Aveeno products:

  • Aveeno Positively Radiant Moisturizer SPF 30
  • Aveeno Positively Radiant Moisturizer SPF 15
  • Aveeno Positively Radiant CC Cream fair to light
  • Aveeno Positively Radiant CC Cream medium
  • Aveeno Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Scrub
  • Aveeno 25ct Facial Cleansing Wipes


As someone who suffers from hyperpigmentation, I’m really excited to try the Positively Radiant products—so I’m going to make Target run later this week. I’ve been using Aveeno products for decades and I find them to be incredibly gentle yet effective…not to mention budget friendly. I’m going to take this opportunity to test some new things and stock up on some oldies-but-goodies to help me transition into my cold-weather beauty routine.

When you make your Target run—which I encourage you to do—look out for special displays in the beauty section and you won’t be able to miss it!

If you have trouble finding the products in the store, just ask the Target Beauty Concierge team for help!  They provide expert opinions and one-on-one advice.  You can find a team near you by entering your zip code here.

Don’t miss out. Visit your local target before the deals end on October 31!

This post is sponsored by NEUTROGENA®. I only recommend products I use personally and believe my readers will also enjoy!


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Break Up with Your Makeup & Win a Trip to the NY Film Festival!

Disclosure: This post was part of the Break Up with Your Makeup program sponsored by Galderma Laboratories, L.P. through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Galderma Laboratories, L.P, all opinions are my own. You should discuss any medications with your doctor.

My complexion is far from perfect. Like many women, I struggle with imperfect skin. But masking these imperfections with foundations and concealers can lead to a vicious cycle. Yes, heavy face makeup camouflages your problem areas, but they can exacerbate skin issues, leaving you more dependent on these products.

For many of the 16 million Americans living with the chronic, inflammatory skin disorder called rosacea, makeup has become a crutch rather than a fun accessory. In fact, if you’ve been covering up your facial redness instead of treating it, you are not alone—many rosacea sufferers use cosmetics to cover up redness.

It’s time to break the cycle. Stop concealing and start healing. Mirvaso® (brimonidine) Topical Gel, 0.33%* is one of Galderma’s prescription products, and is the first and only prescription treatment specifically developed and indicated to treat the persistent facial redness of rosacea. Apply Mirvaso Gel to your face once daily and it may start working in as little as 30 minutes. Mirvaso Gel won’t just cover up redness, it may reduce redness for up to 12 hours!

Galderma Laboratories, L.P., the brand behind Mirvaso Gel, is hosting a contest to raise awareness of the condition and to encourage those who suffer from rosacea to “Break Up with Your Makeup.” Submit a no-makeup selfie along with a 100-word story about your experience with rosacea for a chance to win a trip to NYC for the NY Film Festival.

Important Safety Information

Indication:  Mirvaso® (brimonidine) topical gel, 0.33%* is an alpha adrenergic agonist indicated for the topical treatment of persistent (nontransient) facial erythema of rosacea in adults 18 years of age or older.  Adverse Events:  In clinical trials, the most common adverse reactions (≥1%) included erythema, flushing, skin burning sensation and contact dermatitis.  Warnings/Precautions:  Mirvaso Gel should be used with caution in patients with depression, cerebral or coronary insufficiency, Raynaud’s phenomenon, orthostatic hypotension, thromboangiitis obliterans, scleroderma, or Sjögren’s syndrome. Alpha-2 adrenergic agents can lower blood pressure. Mirvaso Gel should be used with caution in patients with severe or unstable or uncontrolled cardiovascular disease. Serious adverse reactions following accidental ingestion of Mirvaso Gel by children have been reported. Keep Mirvaso Gel out of reach of children. Not for oral, ophthalmic, or intravaginal use.

*Each gram of gel contains 5mg of brimonidine tartrate, equivalent to 3.3 mg of brimonidine free base

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit http://WWW.FDA.GOV/MEDWATCH or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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