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Sponsored Post: Ebates Summer Beauty Week

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From Left, Supergoop! Continuous Mist SPF 50 Sunscreen ($13) // Real Simple Magazine ($24 for 12 issues) // Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo ($20) // Pierre Hardy for NARS Nail Polish in Vertebra ($29) // Laura Mercier Secrets of Radiance Set ($68)

For years, I’ve been touting the benefits of Ebates.  As an avid online shopper, I love that I can earn cash back on my purchases just by clicking through their site.  It makes paying retail price a bit easier to swallow, and it makes good sales, great sales.

Through June 27th, Ebates is offering double cash back from some of the best retailers on the Internet.  From Sephora (8.0%) to Skinstore.com (12%), you can save a bundle stocking up on those summer beauty products that you’ve been craving or making that big purchase you’ve been putting off.

To promote this event, Ebates asked me to list the five summer items that I’m currently loving.

Supergoop makes my favorite face sunscreen, so when I saw that they were offering an SPF 50 sunscreen in a mist formula, I had to have it.  I hate applying messy creams poolside, so this light mist is perfect for preventing overexposure to the sun.

Real Simple is my favorite magazine.  It’s the one I save for a lazy afternoon when I can really savor it.  And what would summer be without good magazines to read while lounging outside?

If you’re still paying the newsstand price, make the smart financial decision and subscribe.  A one-year subscription to Real Simple costs $24.  And since magazine.com is offering 40% cash back through Ebates, you can subscribe for just $14.40.  That’s almost $1 per issue, so why would you pay $4.95 at the newsstand, again?

DryBar Detox has replaced Psssssst as my favorite dry shampoo of all-time.  By the end of a 12-hour day with Psssssst, my hair would deflate a bit and my scalp would sometimes itch.  Not with Detox.  My hair stays bouncy, clean and itch-free all-day.  I will be taking it on all of my summer trips.

NARS Vertebra nail polish is a collaboration with designer Pierre Hardy.  I love to put the bright coral color on my toes and the dusty rose on my fingers.  So while my pedicure says, “Summertime!”, my manicure says, “Office Appropriate!”.

I’ve also decided to splurge on the Ethno Run color, because as a Denver Broncos fan having nail polish in my team’s colors seems like the right thing to do.

Laura Mercier’s Summer Radiance Set has everything I need to bring summer color to my travel makeup without having to haul 25 products with me on the airplane.  The shimmer bloc is great as a blush, highlighter and bronzer.  The pink lipgloss is a great shade to wear on its own or over another color, and the pale pink eyeshadow stick adds just the right amount of color to your lids.

When I head to the wilds of Montana to commune with nature (read: drink iced tea on my parent’s deck while surrounded by forest and mountains), I’ll take this set, my Clinique BB Cream, Mercier concealer and powder and mascara.  This is as natural as my makeup routine gets, unless we’re going river rafting, in which case there’s no need to wear makeup because it will all just get washed off by the spray.

So if you have a few items that you’ve been waiting to purchase from Skinstore, Sephora, Nordstrom, Ulta and more, now is the time to earn maximum cash back with Ebates. I also highly recommend buying a few magazines, to save a boatload of money off the purchase price. So join Ebates and start earning cash back today.

Do you have a favorite summer product or necessity that you can’t live without?  Leave your thoughts in the comments!

I’ve touted the benefits of Ebates many times without compensation, so when they offered to pay me to share my favorite summer products, how could I turn them down?  Ebates sponsored this post, but the products  featured and the opinions expressed are my own.



  1. Em says:

    Does Ebates work for your Clairisonic face scrubby thing you always talk about? I’ve been wanting to splurge and go ahead and purchase it before the sweaty swamp that DC’s summer weather is becomes a visual reminder of why my face hates “glistening”. Ugh.

    June 20, 2013/Reply
  2. Belle says:

    Em-If you buy it at skinstore, you could save 20% off retail with their newest code, and get the 12% cash back.

    So a Clarisonic Mia, usually $119, would be $95.20 before tax, and the rebate make it $83.70 after the cash back. I think that math is right.

    June 20, 2013/Reply
  3. Anne says:

    is this double cash back on all retailers listed on their site?

    June 21, 2013/Reply
    • Belle says:

      No just certain ones, but there are some great ones, Nordy’s, Sephora, Ulta, Skinstore, etc.

      June 21, 2013/Reply