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Seven Sephora Sale Splurges

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1. Dr. Perricone Blue Plasma ($95) // 2. GlamGlow Super Mud Clearing Treatment ($69) // 3. PTR Laser-Free Resurfacer ($75) // 4. Sultra Bombshell Oval Curling Rod ($130) // 5. Clarisonic Aria ($199) // 6. SK-II Facial Treatment Essence ($100) // 7. Bliss Lean Machine ($145)

One. My friend A swears by Perricone MD’s Blue Plasma.  She has very sensitive skin and loves this non-acidic daily peel for its exfoliating and brightening properties.  And she swears up and down that it doesn’t make her skin red or dry and leaves it feeling silky soft.  So if you have sensitive skin but want to improve your skin’s clarity, give this product a try.

Two.  GlamGlow is one of the few products that wows me every time I use it.  I can’t get over how smooth and soft my skin feels after I rinse it off, so I’m really looking forward to giving their new Super Mud, which is designed to clear up and heal problem skin, a try.  However, if you need a similar product for less, I also like the Aztec Healing Clay you can find at the grocery store.

Three. I bought the PTR Laser-Free Resurfacing Kit ($68) last year, and loved this product.  The raspberry-colored gel refined my pores and lowered inflammation like a dream.  Any time that I needed an overnight pick me up, this was my go to product.

Four. I love the look of wavy hair, but it is a fine line between waves and ringlets/tendrils.  The first can be beachy and chic, the second is like bad 90s-prom hair.  This oval-shaped rod gives even thick hair pretty, modern waves.  And if you are concerned about protecting your hand, since there is no clamp on the barrel, try this heat-resistant glove.

Five. If I have not yet convinced you that the Clarisonic is the greatest facial cleansing device known to man, and if you have not yet been sucked into the cult of sonic facial cleansing, I implore you: Use the 15-percent-off code to purchase a Clarisonic, try it for two weeks using it 2-3 times per week, and you will be wow’ed.  And if not, you can return it to Sephora before the end of the 30-day window.

Six. The SK-II Facial Treatment Essence is a splurge, no doubt. But the bottle lasts for-eh-ver.  I’ve been working on the same bottle since August and it’s only half empty.  I love how the liquid brightens my complexion, and since it won’t clog pores, it’s the only anti-aging product that I use on my neck, decolletage and hands.

Seven.  Have cellulite?  Welcome to the club.  I love Bliss’s Fat Girl Sleep cream for eliminating some of the rear-thigh ripple that plagues bikini season.  So I am pretty excited to give this vacuum-powered device, which allegedly improves circulation and stimulates the elimination of toxins a whirl.  And if you want a less-expensive option for stimulating your lymphatic system, my favorite spa-tech recommends dry brushing with a handheld brush.  (Just remember to apply lotion afterwards since brushing exfoliates the skin as well.)


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  1. Gigi says:

    Has anyone tried the SK-II masks? I have heard good things and was thinking of splurging with the 15% off at sephora…

    April 15, 2013/Reply