You all know that old chestnut about the definition of insanity being doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results, right? (Well, you do now.)
There is overwhelming evidence — anecdotal, admittedly, but that’s pretty much the best kind in this instance — that I do not like Neutrogena facial sunscreens. I am aware that this opinion pits me against much of the civilized world. Yet I have tried most of them, and they almost invariably irritate my skin, cause breakouts, or leave my face with a nasty texture. There is no reasonable doubt left in this case. I do not like them, Sam I Am.
So pls to explain to me why my little voxalicious heart has gone all pitter-pat over the idea of Neutrogena’s new Ultra Sheer Liquid Sunblock (SPF 55 or 70)? It’s the word “liquid” in there, I think — the idea that I would not have to give up my regular (non-SPF) moisturizers that I love and still get SPF protection. The idea that you only need a couple of drops, that it goes on top of moisturizer and before makeup, and that early reviews say that it has a “barely-there” texture that doesn’t interfere with makeup application. Dare I hope?
Can anyone kill this lemming?
Stila is offering 20% off sitewide with code STILASHOPPER. Expiration date unknown on this one at present.
Tarte is still offering 20% off sitewide through 4/30 with code TARTE44.
Vincent Longo is offering 30% off through 4/30 with code VFLIRT.
C.O. Bigelow is offering 20% off through 5/10 with code MOMSDAY. (Recommended: anything lemon, but in particular the Lemon Body Cream or Hand Soap; I see they have some new products out with lime in them and if they are anywhere near as good as the lemon then I will have to start stalking them.)
HauteLook happens to have several brands of interest to this blog on sale this week: Mario Badescu skincare on Monday, LORAC beauty and RapidLash on Tuesday, and 100% Pure beauty/skincare on Wednesday. All sales begin at 11 am Eastern/8 am Pacific.
And, Hourglass still has 35% off through 5/31 with code LUCKYBREAKS2.