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HURRY, Sephora Favorites Sun Safety Kit only $29.44, plus FREE Bareminerals Foundation & Brush

 

 

 

 

This set sold out yesterday, but they have added more!  DON’T WAIT if you want it, people tried to get them yesterday, and will most likely sell out again.

Sephora has the Sephora Favorites Sun Safety Kit for only $32, worth $155!  BUT, get 8% cashback, a HUGE cashback percentage, and get it for only $29.44!  PLUS, get FREE GIFTS with coupon code!!   Shipping is free with purchases of $50 or more.

Here is what it includes:

This set contains:
– 0.2 oz AmorePacific Natural Protector SPF 30
– 0.3 oz Clarins UV Plus Anti-Pollution Broad Spectrum SPF 50
– 0.5 oz Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 in Light Medium
– 0.25 oz Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare™ Dark Spot Sun Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen
– 0.17 oz Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45
– 0.08 oz Fresh® Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15
– 0.5 oz Josie Maran Cosmetics Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47
– 0.34 oz Korres Yoghurt Nourishing Fluid Veil Broad Spectrum SPF 30
– 0.17 oz Murad® Invisiblur™ Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30
– 0.1 oz Ole Henriksen total truth™ eye crème SPF 15
– 0.5 oz Origins VitaZing™ Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Energy-Boosting Moisturizer with Mangosteen
– Peter Thomas Roth Max Sheer All Day Moisture Defense® Lotion SPF 30
– 0.6 oz Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream SPF 50+ WetForce Broad Spectrum Water Resistant (80 Minutes)
– 1.69 oz St. Tropez One Night Only in Light-Medium
– 0.34 oz Supergoop!® City Sunscreen Serum SPF 30
– 0.34 oz Vita Liberata Passion Flower & Argan Dry Oil Broad Spectrum SPF 50
– Travel bag

 

How to get the Sephora Favorites Sun Safety Kit for only $29.44 and FREE gifts:

  • Sign up for a free account with Topcashback, which has the guaranteed highest cashback percentage available, by clicking here.
  • Once signed up and logged in, type “Sephora” into the search box, then click on the orange “cashback” link, then click the orange “Get Cashback Now” link.  This will bring you to the Sephora site.
  • Type “Sun safety kit” into the Sephora search box, add to cart, and go to checkout.
  • Type promo code “BAREDUO” to get free Baremineral Duo Foundation & Brush with a $25+ order, or “BELOVED” to get a free fragrance deluxe sample bag, or “JETSET” to get 3 deluxe samples.
  • Checkout, pay, and that is it. Topcashback will confirm your purchase within 7 days, making it only $29.44 after 8% cashback!

 

Sign up for a free Topcashback account now to get 8% cashback on your Sephora purchases.

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NEW FREEBIE, FREE Contour Makeover at Sephora, plus $20 In Makeup & Beauty Freebies!

 

 

 

I have a free subscription to literally every magazine I could want, and sometimes it takes a bit for me to actually get to them.  However, thankfully I grabbed the new Cosmopolitan and found an awesome freebie offer!  You know how much I love beauty products, but I am not an expert at application by any stretch of the imagination, so this is a freebie I am definitely taking advantage of!

You can get a FREE Contour Mini Makeover, which takes about 15 minutes, at any Sephora location.  Learn how to sculpt, refine, slim, and highlight your best facial features.  There is an insert card in the new April edition of Cosmopolitan Magazine.  It does not list an expiration date.  It says to bring the card with you to the store.  However, I have always had Sephora honor offers when I have forgotten to bring the coupon, so if you don’t have one, you may just want to ask your local Sephora store.

Don’t forget that we also have a rare and AWESOME offer for Sephora right now, which I have done and loved!!  Get $15 when you spend $20 IN STORE at Sephora through March 23rd (they have extended the date.)  We also have an additional $5 rebate on top! This means $20 in makeup and beauty freebies!!  It is also a great way to save big on your must have beauty items.  Mine happens to be Dior Airflash Spray Foundation, and with the rebate offers I was able to grab it for only $42 instead of $62!!  Even though my one can has lasted a long time and still have plenty left, you need to grab great deals like this when they come along!

You can see the Sephora Rebates Deal here, with step by step instructions!

 

We also have the same deal for The Body Shop!  You can see my deal review here, and instructions by clicking the link below.

Get $15 Rebate When You Spend $20 at The Body Shop, plus an Extra $5!

The Four Best Stores for Makeup and Beauty Deals & Freebies!

 

 

 

If you have read any of my posts, even for just a little while, you know that beauty deals and freebies are my absolute favorite!!  Since a little girl, there has been just something about those beautiful little bottles and tubes that makes me smile, but getting them totally FREE, that is just perfection!!

There are all kinds of ways to get super deals, and even FREE makeup and beauty products.  If you want to read more, you can see my “Beauty on a Budget, and Makeup for FREE” page.  However, I wanted to highlight four of the best makeup and beauty stores or companies that have email, newsletters, or loyalty programs which give you the best deals and freebies.  They also range from higher end stores which carry luxury beauty brands, to brands you can find at your local drug store.

 

SEPHORA

 

Dior Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation Review, plus Get it for only $42 with $20 Rebate at Sephora!

Dior Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation only $42 with $20 Rebate at Sephora!

Sephora carries a plethora of luxury beauty lines, as well as brands that you can find in some department stores.  Sephora has their free Beauty Insider club.  When you join their program you are rewarded with extra samples with your purchases, exclusive discounts, and FREEBIES!!!  You have access to free beauty classes, events, and more!

Their birthday gift sets are always awesome!! They have a set for both men and women, and they always contain great cosmetics, beauty, perfume, and personal care products.  You are sent an email during your birthday month with notice.  You can either pick it up in store with no purchase necessary, or it is automatically added to your cart if you make a purchase online.

They also offer points for every dollar you spend.  You can redeem these points for all kinds of beauty products, even luxury beauty brands.  I have loved every product that I “purchased” with my points.  You can see their “Rewards” page here.

When you spend $350 in a calendar year, you unlock what they call “VIB Status.”

Some of the VIB benefits:

  • FREE seasonal gifts
  • Concierge service, get beauty advice over the phone
  • Private events
  • Try new products early
  • Early access to sales

When you spend $1000 in a calendar year, you unlock “VIB Rouge” status.

Some of the VIB Rouge benefits:

  • FREE shipping on every order
  • Exclusive VIB Rouge events
  • Special Gifts
  • Access to the Beauty Studio, every service free, “On the house.”  From touchups to full makeovers

There are also other ways to get freebies from Sephora.

  • SWAGBUCKSBesides being the best savings and earning site out there, Swagbucks often offers super deals for Sephora as well as cashback.  For instance, right now they are offering a $15 rebate when you spend $20 in store.  That means $15 in makeup and beauty freebies for spending only $5!!  You can see the deal along with step by step instructions HERE.  This deal is also a great way to score your favorite products at a total steal.  I grabbed my Dior Airflash Spray Foundation, my #1 “Must Have,” for only $42 combining this deal with a $5 Ibotta offer.  You can see how HERE. Swagbucks also offers deals periodically where they actually PAY YOU to get FREE beauty boxes and products from companies like Julep.  It is a good idea to check their offers regularly.  Freebies are awesome, but getting PAID just to get stuff free is even better!

Sign up for your free Swagbucks account now to both save and earn money, plus get great freebies as well!

  • Ibotta– Ibotta offers rebates both online and in store shopping at Sephora,

Sign up for your free Ibotta account now to start saving and making money!

  • Shopkick Shopkick offers discounts and coupons for Sephora, and also FREE Sephora Gift Cards!!  You can redeem your Shopkick points for free money to use at Sephora, which equals awesome freebies!

Sign up for your free Shopkick account now, and get 50 FREE bonus points!

 

THE BODY SHOP

The Body Shop Rebate Deal & Review, FIVE FREE Products!!

The Body Shop Rebate Deal, I was able to grab FIVE FREE Products!!

Right now we have an AMAZING freebie opportunity for The Body Shop thanks to Visa and Swagbucks.  Get a $15 rebate when you spend $20 in store.  This means $15 of beauty product freebies!!  You can see the deal and review HERE.

I love The Body Shop for all kinds of reasons, but one of the most important is the ethics and environmental policies that the company adheres to.  The Body Shop’s Love Your Body Rewards Program offers quite a few benefits.  It is a bit different in that it does charge you$10 a year to be in the rewards club.  However, you save much more than the $10 in the end.

Some of the Love Your Body Reward benefits:

  • 10% off most in store and online purchases
  • $10 Reward in your birthday month
  • Accumulate points for spending
  • Exclusive member only coupons and discounts

Even if you don’t want to spend the $10 for their reward card, there are other ways to get great deals and even freebies from The Body Shop.  Make sure you sign up with a free account, and opt for their email updates.  You receive coupons, free shipping, and notice of upcoming sales and offers.  Using these combined with their online outlet sales section, means you can snag a ton of awesome products for pennies on the dollar.  Always check the outlet and sales section before making a purchase.  I have been really surprised at the deals I have been able to manage there.

There are also other ways to save and get freebies from The Body Shop.

  • SWAGBUCKSSwagbucks periodically has fabulous offers for The Body Shop. I mentioned their current offer above, a $15 rebate when you spend $20 in store, just as they are offering with Sephora.  You can see the deal and review HERE. They also offer cashback, and other coupons and discounts.  Make sure that you check their “Offers” page frequently.  You can find it by clicking the “Discover” tab on the top tool bar, then “Offers.”

Sign up with a free Swagbucks account now, and start saving and making money on your beauty products!

  • Ibotta– Ibotta offers rebates both online and in store for The Body Shop,

Sign up for your free Ibotta account now to start saving and making money!

  • Shopkick Shopkick offers discounts and coupons for The Body Shop.

Sign up for your free Shopkick account now, and get 50 FREE bonus points!

 

BATH AND BODY WORKS

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While Bath and Body Works doesn’t have a traditional “Loyalty Program,”  signing up for their email alerts and home mailers means that you will get totally free products throughout the year.  It also means super deals like I managed in the photo above.  For ALL of these products, after store sale, coupon, cashback, and all discounts were applied, I paid only $15 for 17 products.  Since one alone was regularly $34, that is a lot of FREE products!

While some freebies are “Free Item With Purchase,” they often send out mailers for totally free products with no purchase necessary.  In fact, I just received one in the mail yesterday.

Simply sign up for a free account at bathandbodyworks.com.  Make sure you fill out your home address and personal information and opt for mailers.  The best freebies without purchase deals are sent straight to your door.  Then make sure you opt for their email as well.  You will receive exclusive coupons and discount offers to your email account, along with upcoming sales and special promotions.

There are other ways to receive freebies and super discounts from Bath and Body Works.

  • Ibotta– the free rebate app Ibotta periodically has offers for Bath and Body Works. They also have grocery and product rebates that result in a ton of great freebies and even moneymakers.

Sign up for your free Ibotta account now to start saving and making money!

  • Shopkick Shopkick also offers deals and discounts for Bath and Body Works periodically.

Sign up for your free Shopkick account now, and get 50 FREE bonus points!

  • Retailmenot–  Retailmenot is a free app and free site that offers coupons, discounts, and even freebies to Bath and Body Works.
  • CouponSherpa– Coupon Sherpa is a free app that occasionally offers Bath and Body Works freebies.  I just check in periodically to make sure I don’t miss them.

 

CVS Pharmacy

 

This was all FREE from ONE CVS shopping trip last year!

This was all FREE from ONE CVS shopping trip last year!

Now, I know that this seems a bit odd, and while they don’t sell luxury beauty products per say, they have a lot of great brands, and ultimately I receive the MOST freebies from CVS.

First and most importantly, you need to have a CVS Extra Care Card. You can sign up here, and just takes a few minutes.  Your card will become active immediately.  You are required to have an Extra Care Card to receive the sales prices listed in their weekly ads, and also for all of the CVS coupons available.

Once you have an Extra Care Card, you then need to sign up separately with their email and newsletter.  You will receive additional exclusive coupons and discounts, that when combined with sales and promotions, will get you some really great freebies throughout the year. While most stores allow you to use one manufacturer’s and one store coupon per each item, CVS allows you to use any and all available coupons and discounts, along with a manufacturer’s coupon per each item.

Next, sign up with the free CVS Beauty Rewards Club.  Once signed up, for every $50 you spend on beauty and qualifying personal care products, you will receive $5 in Extra Care Bucks back.  Extra Care Bucks are basically the same as cash, and can be used to purchase almost anything at CVS.  The best part of the Beauty Program is that the $50 is based on the price of the item, NOT what you actually pay after coupons, stores sales, promotions, and discounts.  This means that you can earn a lot of free “money,” and very quickly.   I often receive Extra Care Bucks from items that were free after discounts were applied.  So you end up making money off your free stuff.

If you are a fan of Physician’s Formula Cosmetics, CVS is the BEST place to purchase from.  I have at least one of every Physician’s Formula products that CVS carries.  Most I end up with FREE, but I do not spend over $2 for any PF cosmetics item.  There are always super deals available, and if not then, I know there will be during the next few sale periods.

 

There are super deals and even freebies available for all types of makeup and beauty products. You just need to know where to look.  For a more comprehensive list see the “Guide to Extreme Couponing, Saving, and How to Make Money Shopping” and “Beauty on a Budget and Makeup for Free” pages. Hopefully you will be able to grab some great freebies as well after reading.  Have fun shopping, and don’t forget to open your free Shopkick app and MAKE MONEY while getting your freebies too!

 

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$15 Rebate When You Spend $20 at Sephora, $15 in Makeup & Beauty Freebies!

 

 

 

Get a $15 Rebate When You Spend $20 at Sephora Through April 2nd!  PLUS, get an EXTRA $5 Rebate if Spending $50!

We have an AWESOME deal thanks again to Visa and Swagbucks!!  Spend $20 IN STORE at Sephora, and receive 1500 Swagbucks ($15 ) back through April 2nd!  It is only valid in the stand alone Sephora stores, not the Sephoras that are in JCPenneys.  This means you get $15 worth of makeup and beauty FREEBIES for spending $5!!   The rebate will only take you a minute to sign up for, and then everything is done automatically!  You also receive your rebate immediately.   But, if you are purchasing more, we also have a second rebate offer from Ibotta!  When you spend $50 in store at Sephora, you receive $5!!  Both of these rebates can be combined, meaning you get $20 back!  We also have the same deal available for The Body Shop, you can read about it here with step by step instructions as well.

There is a limit of ONE offer per person/account/Visa card.  You CAN have more than one rebate per household, you just have to have an additional Swagbucks account for another person/family member, and a different VISA card.

If you are not familiar with Swagbucks, they are in my opinion the most important couponing and shopping site that is out there.  They not only offer all of the high dollar printable coupons available, they pay you for each one you use.  They also offer cashback, and all kinds of other ways to both save and earn money.  Their offers like these are simply amazing!!  I have received so many freebies from using Swagbucks, and a lot of it I have been paid money just to bring home!   Of course it is totally FREE to use as well!

Before shopping, make sure you also have the free Shopkick app on your smart phone.  When you use my link to sign up you will receive free bonus points too!!  With Shopkick you get paid just to walk into stores.  You can earn even more by scanning bar codes of featured products. or whenever you make a purchase. You even get paid just to look at the “Look Books” of new products and deals listed in the app.   It’s like reading a magazine and making money for it.  It adds up quickly and I get a lot of freebies from the money I make!

How to receive 1500 Swagbucks ($15) rebate offer:

  • First, sign up with a FREE account with Swagbucks.  Once signed up, click on the “Discover’ tab on the top tool bar, then “Offers.”  You can click on the “Most Popular” tab on the top of the offers, and it will pull up the offer to the top of the list along with free $20 at The Body Shop offer which you can see HERE.
  • Next, click on the offer and enter the Visa credit card number you will use to make your purchase along with your email address.  You will only need to enter the card number, NOT the name on your card, expiration or security code info.  It is indeed safe, and the only way to receive your rebate.
  • Simply shop IN STORE at Sephora, not valid at the Sephoras in JCPenneys, and spend at least $20 pre tax.  You must pay using the Visa card you registered in order to receive payment.
  • After your purchase, you will “immediately” and automatically be credited with 1500 Swagbucks, which is the equivalent of $15 cash.  No need to do anything else for the Swagbucks offer. With Swagbucks you can cash out via Paypal like cash, or via store gift cards.

 

To receive an EXTRA $5 back if spending $50 or more in store, follow these directions as well:

  • Sign up for your free Ibotta account by clicking HERE.
  • Once signed up, you can download the app free by using the email address you used to create your account.  Using my referral link will also help you qualify for extra bonus offers and for earning extra money every month for team spending.
  • Open the app and click on the “health and beauty” category.  Scroll down to “In Store” offers, and click on the “Sephora” post.  Once on the Sephora rebate page, there will be two little circles underneath the offer.  Click on each one individually to “unlock” your rebate offer.
  • Purchase at least $50 in store at Sephora, it must be in a Sephora NOT inside a JCpenneys.  After you have completed your purchase, simply open the app and it will walk you through taking a photo of your Sephora receipt.  Once submitted, you will receive payment shortly.

 

I have used BOTH of these companies for years, and they are indeed totally safe and reputable.  I have done these rebates myself and have already been paid.  Even if you don’t do these specific rebate deals, I strongly recommend you at least sign up for your free accounts.  You will end up both saving and making more money than you ever thought possible.

 

SWAGBUCKS

Sign up for a free account now at Swagbucks, for FREE Makeup and Beauty Products at Sephora and The Body Shop!

IBOTTA

Sign up for your free Ibotta account now to save money, and make money on your grocery and product purchases!

 

SHOPKICK

Sign up for your free Shopkick account and earn money just for walking into a store!

 

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Dior Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation Review, plus Get it for only $42 with $20 Rebate at Sephora!

 

 

 

DIOR DIORSKIN AIRFLASH SPRAY FOUNDATION REVIEW!  PLUS, GET IT FOR ONLY $42 FROM $62 WITH REBATE AT SEPHORA Through March 11th!

 

If you have tried Dior Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation, chances are that you love it.  If you haven’t tried it, I really recommend you do!!  I have seen it on so many different skin types and complexions, and it has looked beautiful on them all.  It’s retail price is rather pricey, so before purchasing, I went and read so many reviews and tips on how to use it.  Most of those actually made me more nervous to try it, and were also from people that were considerably younger, which means completely different skin issues.   Therefore, I wanted to share my own experience.  Especially since right now we have a RARE deal opportunity!  Get Dior Airflash Spray Foundation for only $42,with a $20 rebate when purchased in store at Sephora!  See deal details HERE, and also at the end of my review.

While I believe in saying only positive things about ones self, this is a review, and I need to be brutally honest about what I am “working” with.  That way you can understand just how truly amazing this foundation really is.  First of all, I must state that I have EXTREMELY fair skin.  I am very pale, okay, maybe even possibly glow in the dark. However, I do not have that natural  “porcelain” complexion by any means. I need a lot of help to balance skin tone and camouflage problem areas.

At the age of 23 I found out I had Melanoma, skin cancer, on a spot on my stomach.  Though I was not in the sun much growing up anyway, I have since avoided it like the plague.  Yet I still have areas that need heavier coverage.  All of my Scottish and Irish ancestry shows in my skin.  And like my blonde hair possesses a subtle hint of red,  so does my skin, it’s just not quite as subtle.  I have some light freckles across my cheeks, and darker spots that appeared after having my daughter 2 years ago.  Thank you hormones!!   I also have very large and very visible pores across my cheeks.  It is difficult to find a foundation shade that is light enough in color, yet still has at least a medium amount of coverage, that does not appear orange on my skin.  Even the lightest shades available in many lines leave me looking like an Oompa Loompa, and that just isn’t the look I particularly enjoy.

I first heard about Dior Airflash by reading a blog of a fellow fair skinned beauty junkie.  I then started seeing and hearing about it more and more.  I get SO much free makeup and beauty products (if you would like to read how, see HERE,) that it is hard to pay retail for anything.  Just the thought of paying full price actually produces anxiety now.  As far as makeup is concerned, foundation is the most important product for me, and the one thing I am willing to spend or splurge on.  But, I still simply refuse to pay full price.  While luxury beauty products are rarely at a huge discount, and almost NEVER free, there are always ways to save if you just know where to look.   I used the only available discount at the time,  a small rebate which is part of the current deal listed below, and made my purchase.

When it first arrived, I will admit that I was too scared to try it.  I assumed it would be difficult to control, and would end up everywhere but on my face.  While I am admittedly addicted to beauty products, I am not an expert at application by any stretch of the imagination.  And to make things worse, I have extremely shaky hands.  Since it is pricey, the thought of wasting it kept me from jumping right in.  I went online to review tutorials and read all of the application tips.  Unfortunately though, most of what I read actually increased my fears, so it remained in the box it came in for some time.   That is until the day I found out my favorite band, AFI, was coming to Tulsa.  I would be seeing friends that I had not seen in four years, since the last time AFI was here.   I was so excited that I pulled it out to try immediately, along with a new lash extension kit I had been afraid of as well, and I’m SO glad I did!

I nervously took it out of the box, shook it up, and just sprayed.  Starting at my forehead, I sprayed gently moving my hand horizontally from left to right, then right to left, in a downward motion until I reached the bottom of my chin.   Within seconds, my skin looked different.  The color (Ivory) was perfect and seamless.  The only way you could tell the difference between where it was applied and where it wasn’t, was seeing the noticeable flaws on my skin where there was no makeup.  The coverage was amazing, truly giving a polished, airbrushed appearance.  Yet it is so lightweight that it feels like air going on, and like nothing is on your face after it is applied.  And the greatest part is that it literally takes just seconds.  For the review I actually applied and timed it.  From start to finish I apply it in less than 6 seconds.

It sprays an ultra fine mist that leaves your skin looking and feeling like velvet.  The formula contains Mother of Pearl pigments that even out your skin tone and balance discoloration like no foundation I have ever used.  I don’t even need to layer concealer over spots most of the time, like I have had to with all other foundations in the past.  It also reduces and covers the appearance of pores, fine lines, and wrinkles, leaving your skin looking smooth and flawless.  Whether you have acne, sun damage, or dark spots, you can create a flawless look that actually lasts all day and through the night.  You can have as little or as much coverage as you prefer.  You can layer it for heavier coverage either by spraying more, using a Kabuki brush, or even spraying directly on a blending sponge.  Some people like to spray it on the back of their hand and use a Kabuki brush to apply in full.  It all works, it just depends on what you are more comfortable with.  Even though I thought it would be difficult, it is actually much easier for me to spray, and looks better than when I try to apply in full with a sponge or brush.  I spray my entire face first, and use a blending sponge to smooth around natural creases like my eyes.  If I have a blemish, I just spray a tiny dab directly on to a sponge, then dab the area until I have reached the amount of coverage I need.

I am just an average, 41 year old, single mom, who has both a teenager and a toddler.  So for every day wear, if a product takes any time at all to apply, it just won’t work for me right now.  I can apply the Dior Airflash in seconds, literally as I am walking out the door (and often do) and look like I spent a lot more time on my skin.  You really do get that airbrushed look without the work.  For every day, all I use is Airflash, eyeliner, mascara, and tinted lip balm. Here is a quick snapshot I took after a full day wearing Airflash, and chasing around a two year old.

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When purchasing the product originally, I had read a review on Sephora that it had dried a user’s skin.   That review stuck with me and almost kept me from purchasing it.  My skin is prone to being dry, and I have never experienced oily skin in my life, even as a teen.  Especially in the colder Winter months, I have to be very careful.  A lot of products leave my skin dry and flaky.  Though I have not had any issues with the Airflash spray drying or flaking on my skin, if you are prone to drier skin, I always recommend exfoliating regularly, wearing a good moisturizer, and using a moisturizing primer before applying any foundation.

There are a just a few issues I have experienced with the Dior Airflash application, but I have found them to have easy solutions.  You will notice immediately that it does not smell good at all while applying.  It does however dissipate quickly.  The first time I used it, I sprayed in the bathroom with the door closed, definitely not a good idea.  Spraying in an open ventilated area is the best scenario.  While it still doesn’t smell good while spraying, there is no odor once on your skin, and a few malodorous seconds are definitely worth the results.  I compare it to spraying Aquanet hairspray in the late 80’s.  For a few seconds the smell was horrendous, yet it created those sky high bangs that lasted like no other product could.  And to fully embarrass myself, that is me below at age 17 in the purple dress along with Aquanet, sadly contributing to the hole in the Ozone layer.  In my defense, it had yet to be discovered.   The things we do for beauty, or at least what we think is beautiful at the time!

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The next issue is blending around natural creases, or if you have any fine lines or wrinkles.  I have been very blessed in that most people think I am younger than my years.  But, I have some very persistent fine lines trying their best to emerge.  Once on your skin, it wears beautifully and does not cake, crack, or collect in lines or pores.  When you apply by spraying though, it can skip over those areas completely.  Now I simply take a beauty blending sponge, and gently swipe around my eyes and nose  which blends it in perfectly.  You will want to do this with any lines or natural creases on your face.  Some prefer to use brushes, but I have found the blending sponges work much better for me with this foundation, and I get my favorite ones at a total steal here.

For the next issue, things are about to get “real.”  I have a condition called PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome.)  There has actually been a lot of talk about PCOS recently in the media.  Whitney Thore, the girl who stars on the new reality show My Big Fat Fabulous Life, suffers from it and blames the hormonal imbalance for her weight.  One of the things she talks about with PCOS that I do agree with,  is that our extra dose of hormones can potentially cause extra facial hair.  Once again, I have been very lucky that I only have pale, blond, peach fuzz.  But, I never noticed just how much there really was until I used this foundation.  I am not sure what exactly causes it, whether it is the spray action itself, or the foundation formula, but it does accentuate every tiny little hair.  Even those that are not visible to the naked eye without the makeup on, and more so than any product I have ever used.  Gently swiping a blending sponge along those areas definitely helps, but I recommend just getting rid of it all together first by whichever method you prefer.  I received a “No No” for Christmas,  so I “No” longer have to worry about it again 😉

Overall, it is by far the best foundation I have ever tried, and I have tried most of what is out there.  A lot of people use it only for special occasions due to the price.  But, I wear it every day and have been really impressed with how long it lasts.  A little bit goes a VERY long way. I think that in some of the reviews I have read complaining that it doesn’t last long, people may be  spraying much more than what is really necessary. The fine micro mist particles really cover a good sized area, and there is no need to be spraying more than 6 seconds in covering your entire face.  For me, spraying directly on a sponge for extra coverage or layering wastes much less than spraying it on the back of your hand to apply.

The price is the biggest obstacle for most people.  And while it is worth it, we can always save at least some.  In normal circumstances, I recommend using Topcashback which offers the guaranteed highest cashback percentage, 8% cashback for your Sephora purchases online.  When buying Dior Airflash Spray Foundation, that would make it only $57.04 after cashback. Right now though, we have a SUPER deal opportunity!!!

Through March 11th, 2015, Swagbucks is offering 1500 Swagbucks which equals $15, when you spend $20 IN STORE at Sephora. This means when you spend $20, you get $15 back!  This is processed immediately too.  By the time I got home from the store, I already had the money waiting for me!  We also have a second offer from Ibotta  Spend $50 IN STORE, and receive $5 back.  You can combine BOTH these offers together, as the Ibotta offer is based on your store receipt. This results in $20 back when spending $50!

Using these rebates, when you purchase the Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation from Sephora which is priced at $62, you end up getting it for only $42!!  This is a HUGE discount on a luxury beauty product, that doesn’t come along often!

I have already completed the rebates myself, and have already been paid.  If you have wanted to try Dior Airflash, or if you already use and love it, now is the time to stock up!!  You only have through March 8th to receive the rebate and get it for only $42!  See the rebate deals in full with complete step by step instructions by clicking on the link below.  I hope you love it as much as I do!

Get a $15 rebate when you spend $20 at Sephora, and an extra $5 when you spend $50!  Full details and intructions here.

 

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Get $20 In Products at Sephora & The Body Shop For Only $5 through 2/25!

 

 

We have an AWESOME deal thanks again to Visa and Swagbucks!!  Spend $20 IN STORE in either Sephora or The Body Shop, and receive $15 back through February 25th!  Get fantastic Valentine’s Day gifts TOTALLY FREE!!!

Right now The Body Shop is having an awesome sale with lots of gift sets already under $5!  You can see more HERE.  You can grab FOUR gifts sets and only pay $5 after the rebate!!

If you are not familiar with Swagbucks, they are in my opinion the most important couponing and shopping site that is out there.  They not only offer all of the high dollar printable coupons available, they pay you for each one you use.  They also offer cashback, and all kinds of ways to both save and earn money.

 

How to receive your $15 rebate from Sephora and The Body Shop:

  • First, sign up with a FREE account with Swagbucks.  Once signed up, click on the “Discover’ tab on the top tool bar, then “Offers.”  You can click on the “Most Popular” tab on the top of the offers, and it will put both offers first.
  • Next, simply sign up with the credit card card you will use to make your purchase.  It is indeed safe, and the only way to receive your rebate.
  • Simply shop IN STORE at either Sephora or The Body Shop, and spend a minimum of $20.  You must use the Visa card you registered to receive payment.
  • After your purchase, you will “immediately”  be credited with 1500 Swagbucks which is the equivalent of $15 cash.  With Swagbucks you can cash out via Paypal like cash, or with other store gift cards.  If you choose to be paid via an Amazon gift card, they actually add extra money.

 

Sign up for a free account now at Swagbucks, for FREE Makeup and Beauty Products at Sephora and The Body Shop!