Monday Mix: Putting Rejected Sunscreens to Good Use; Sales

By Voxy  

I’m sure you’re all having a hard time getting going today after the traditional Mother’s Day wild partying and accompanying hangovers, so I’ll try not to type too loudly. I’m hoping to hit the stores today for the post-holiday half-price bad floral arrangements and sappy greeting cards. Score!

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and so if you haven’t been as diligent with sunscreen as you’d like, this month you’ll be seeing plenty of encouragement to start. (For one, the Sephora Collection Sun Safety Kit has just come out — it’s a sampler of 12 sunscreen products plus two UV-detection cards and a makeup bag, all for $25.)

My own effort to increase my sunscreen diligence is as follows: I’m taking my rejected facial sunscreens and keeping them in a basket near the door so I can apply on my neck, chest, and arms before I get in the car. Car windows do not protect against all UV damage, and the fact that my left arm has significantly more little brown spots on it than my right one does is evidence of that. I might not have liked those products as facial sunscreens, but they’re fine on the body, and I’d rather use them up before they expire rather than go out and buy more.


Cake Beauty is having a F&F sale with 40% off (!) all purchases, through 5/14. Enter code FRIENDS at checkout.

Hourglass is still having their F&F 35% off sale through 5/31 with code LUCKYBREAKS2.

Julie Hewett has 20% off thorugh 5/15 with code SPRING20.

HauteLook has Rodial skincare today (5/10) and GoSMILE tomorrow 5/11. All sales begin at 11 am Eastern/8 am Pacific.

UPDATE: Shu Uemura is offering 20% off on purchases of $50 and over from 5/10-5/14 with code HAPPY. You will also get free shipping.

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  1. avatar marigolds
    Posted May 14, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Um, if it comes down a question of facts about skincare, and it’s my fact against your fact, I’m thinking I’m pretty much always going to go with your fact. (After all, you have a PhD in Beauty.)


  2. avatar marigolds
    Posted May 11, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Permalink | Reply

    You should stick a tube IN the car too, in case you forget before you leave. I have one in there and it gets use!


    • avatar Voxy
      Posted May 11, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Permalink | Reply

      I thought it wasn’t a good idea to store them in your car when it gets hot for long periods of time in the summer. Did I mis-remember that? (i.e., did I make that up?)


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