Altchek MD Skin Care Review and Reader Giveaway

Altchek MD Review

I always like to test out new skincare products.  As I get older I appreciate more and more the importance of taking care of my skin and putting in some effort to make sure that it looks good and stays that way.  So, I jumped at the chance to try the newly launched Altchek MD skincare line.

The Altchek MD line, which works to fight a variety of skin concerns, was developed by Dr. Douglas Altchek MD, FAAD, the acclaimed New York City dermatologist. He has been using these unique formulas on his NYC patients for years to help prevent the causes of aging before they appear and address a variety of every day skin issues. The Altchek MD line consists of expertly formulated products available exclusively at ULTA Beauty.

I tried two products from the new line:

  • Daily Exfoliating Cleanser – Gentle Micro-Polish 8.2 Fl. oz. 240 mL $14
  • Daily Moisturizer Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 1.7 oz., 50 g $30

I’ll start with the cleanser.  It uses micro-polish particles to gently exfoliate your face.  I like that it feels gentle to use, but does a great job.  I like the consistency of the cleanser itself and how fresh my face feels when I step out of the shower.

The Daily Moisturizer is fantastic.  It really moisturizers my skin and keeps it feeling hydrated all day, BUT there is absolutely no oily feel.  I also like that it has SPF 30 so I feel protected when I head out on my morning walk.

Products in the Altchek MD collection range from $13.99 – $29.99 and are available exclusively at ULTA Beauty stores nationwide and online at


Reader Giveaway:  One lucky Jinxy Beauty reader will win Altchek MD Doctor’s Skin Remedy, a multi-Purpose skin protectant to protect, soothe, smooth and calm the skin. To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 7/28/14. Good luck!

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Marika Lift and Shape Sports Bras – 2-Pack Only $25.99 Shipped!

t440x300-6I just ordered these awesome sports bras and realized that I really had to take a few minutes to share this great deal!! I LOVE Marika workout gear, but it’s NOT cheap. I’m always so excited when I run across a piece at Marshall’s or TJ Maxx. Sooooooo – I was excited when I just happened to run across this deal on Group on for a 2-pack of Marika Lift and Shape Sports Bras for only $25.99 with FREE Shipping!

Then have three color combos to choose from with the colors being carbon, black and white. I chose the carbon and the white, but I’m considering ordering a second 2-pack because I really want the black too. I like the contrasting stitch colors on the carbon and black!

This deal is only available through Saturday. Oh, and then I also noticed that they have Marika Magic Tummy-Control Leggings for only $19.99 (reg. $50). I’m debating whether I need to order those too!

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Celebrate the 4th of July with Red, White and Blue Beauty


The 4th of July is almost here!  I love Independence Day because summer is now in full spring and we can get outside, get together with family and friends and just have fun.  Whether you’re celebrating with a BBQ, a trip to the beach or cheering on the marching band in your local parade, these red, white and blue products can add a bit of patriotic fun to the festivities.

Whitening Lightening Lip Gloss

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This moisturizing lip gloss contains collagen peptides to rapidly speed up cell renewal, increasing lip size safely and painlessly. Go classic red with the Candy Apple shade or get daring with Bahama Exotic blue and Phucket Exotic white. The rich colors won’t fade, feather or bleed.

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ZERO White Pen

Whitening Lightning ZERO White Pen
For a smile that lights up the sky, try this pain-free whitening pen. Formulated using natural botanical whiteners, the ZERO White Pen, will not irritate or harm teeth. The formula does not have a bad taste and works while you sleep.

$29 / Available online via

Now through July 4th, receive your choice of whitening pen and lip gloss for $48 with Whitening Lightning’s Red, White and Blue special.

Mia Tony Ties

Mia Beauty Tony Ties
Get festive with these no-tug hair ties from Mia Beauty. Sleek, functional and great for a quick ponytail, the Tony Ties are comfortable to wear and will not leave a crease in hair. Wear them as bracelets to ensure that you always have a hair tie during all your July 4th activities.

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Bling String

Mia Beauty Bling String
Add some serious sparkle to any hairstyle. Just tie or clip in the easy-to-use hair extensions for a colorful, shimmery effect. Hair can be blow dried, curled and straightened and the Bling String can last for weeks!

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Wantable Intimates Box Review – This Subscription Box Rocks!

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Wantable Intimates Box Review

You may already be familiar with Wantable makeup boxes and accessories boxes, but did you know that now you can also get a Wantable Intimates Box? Just like with those boxes, the stylists at Wantable navigate the world of fashion to bring you the latest trends in intimates, all hand-picked according to your likes.

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Here is how it works:

Step 1: What do you love? Answer a few short questions so you can be matched with the perfect pieces.

Step 2: Forever or for now? Choose a one-time purchase for $40, or subscribe for $36. Subscriptions are monthly and can be paused or canceled at anytime, no strings attached.

Step 3: Discover a new you. Each box is packed with 4 to 5 premium essentials, handpicked to match your preferences.

I recently received a Wantable Intimates box so that I could check it out and see the items up close and in person.  Wow!  I admit I was surprised.  The items were all very high quality and the value of my box was WAY more than the monthly price – - I mean like WAY WAY more!

In my box I received a St. Eve green tank, Rhonda Shear Ahh Seamless Boyshort in nude and Uni Hosiery seamless boy short in red stripe.  You can see all of those in the picture above – all super nice and items I will definitely wear.

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The other item in my box that I absolutely LOVE is this Per Lei Intimates Metropolitan Lounge Set.  (Sorry its so wrinkly in the picture!)  This is so cute and it’s SO comfy.  Plus, it still has the original price tag attached, which is $48 – a bunch more than the cost of this whole box!

Check out Wantable here.

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Professional Beauty Supplies from Sally Beauty Supply

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Whether you’re a beauty professional or just a lover of beauty products, you can save a bundle by shopping at Sally Beauty Supply. They are the world’s largest retailer of professional beauty supplies, operating more than 2,800 stores worldwide. They offer over 7,000 professional quality products for hair, skin and nails to retail customers and salon professionals and the stores are staffed by knowledgeable sales associates to help you solve your hair and beauty frustrations.

sally beauty 4Sally beauty Supply has nearly every beauty product you could think of. I especially love their selection of nail polish. They have an awesome assortment of brand and colors. They also have all the tools you need for a professional manicure or pedicure.

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Beyond nails, Sally Beauty Supply has professional quality makeup, hair care, skincare and so much more. I love just browsing the aisles because I find so many new products I hadn’t even known about. And with such reasonable prices, it gives me a little more freedom to be able to experiment with new things!
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Sally also offers lots of different ways to save. As you browse through the aisles you can see many special offers labeled with signs – it’s hard to pass up many of the deals! They also have loyalty programs, like the Beauty Club Card for non-professional customers and the Sally ProCard for professional customers. These cards offer discounts on every item in the store. As a member, you receive monthly e-mail newsletters with beauty tips, new product information and exclusive coupons.


If you want to start saving right now, you can register to receive an exclusive in-store Sally Beauty coupon. You’ll be able to save $3.50 off any $10 purchase! Sally Beauty already has great deals on beauty supplies and this coupon will make them even better!

Try a New Summer Color with Madison Reed 20% Off Coupon Code

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Shop Madison Reed for the best hair color

We have now passed the official start of summer and we are coming up quickly on the 4th of July.  There is no better time to try out a new summer color and have it delivered to your door on your own time schedule!  We have enough to cram into these summer days without having to book salon appointments.

Madison Reed offers 27 fabulous multi-dimensional colors from smashing blonde to rich deep reds, super sleek black and anything but ordinary browns. Whether you want a brand new look or just want to add depth to your existing color, Madison Reed’s long-lasting hair color is packed with rich nutrients like keratin, argan oil and ginseng root extract. Your hair will feel stronger, shinier and better than before you colored.

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The Madison Reed formula is free of ammonia and resorcinol, taking the harsh out of hair color. And it smells nice too! The online tools help you pick your best color and if you still aren’t sure what color will be best, Madison Reed’s Color Advisor will take you through a few short questions to find your perfect color.

Madison Reed offers salon quality, handcrafted hair color delivered to your door on your schedule! Clear instructions, all the extras you may need and fabulous results really set Madison Reed apart from other home hair color options! New customers save 20% off their first order at Madison Reed through July 1, 2014 – just use the coupon code SUMMERLOVE at checkout.

Which shade will you choose?

Perfect Cover-Ups for the Pool or Beach from

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You may have spent hours finding the perfect swimsuit for the beach and pool this summer, but how about your coverup?  Odds are that you’ll spend a lot more time with the cover-up on, rather than off (unless you’re a sun worshiper or super sporty type), so it is at least as important as the suit- if not more important!

When it comes to cover-ups, there are so many different styles to choose from.  There are dresses, sarongs, sweaters, tunics, pants and more.  Throw in all the different colors and fabrics and you have a LOT of choices!  You can find tons of different choices all in one location at

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I recently shopped myself to choose a cover-up and I admit I had a really hard time narrowing down my choices.  They have so many things I loved that it would have been easy to fill up my online shopping cart to overflowing.  I finally settled on this TYR Freestyle Lounge Zip Up Hoodie.

When it arrived in the mail I was even happier than I thought I would be. It’s made out of a super-super-lightweight sweater material. It’s very sheer, but just the perfect amount of coverage at the pool or on the beach. It fully zips up the top and has a drawstring at the hood. The length is also perfect, hitting right below the tushie. So cute!

Ready to complete your summer sun wardrobe? Head on over to and see what YOU can find!

World Cup Fashion from adidas

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Have you been watching any of the World Cup?  Even if you’re not a soccer fan, it’s hard not to get excited by the event.  For the last several days, the world has been watching the adidas Battle Pack Soccer Collection light up the World Cup pitch on the feet of the players. Now, you can take their soccer style to the street with a World Cup Pure Boost special edition.

Inspired by the iconic beach promenade of Rio’s Copacabana, and the war paint of native warriors, these special edition Pure Boost shoes have recently been featured in Cosmopolitan and Harper’s Bazaar as the reason “fashion girls have to embrace the game”. Grab a pair and become a part of the only conversation, either in sports or fashion, that the world is having right now.


adidas Pure Boost World Cup special edition (women’s)

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Colour Bunz – The Alternative to Foil for Stylists and Home Colorists + Reader Giveaway


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Whether you’re a professional colorist or you just color and highlight your own hair at home, you know you can go through a LOT of foils in the process.  What if there was something that eliminated all that waste PLUS made the coloring process more fun and easy?  Like that idea?  Then you will want to hear about Colour Bunz!

Colour Bunz is a one-of-a-kind hair coloring and styling product that reinvents the traditional process and offers a cost-effective, comfortable, effective and fun way to color hair. Colour Bunz is a patented device for highlights, lowlights, ombre, balayage, and more. They are available in thin and wide channels andcan be used by every hair type depending on hair thickness.  The possibilities are endless!

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Color Bunz Can Be Used:

  • To create highlights or lowlights
  • To create dimension
  • To protect your highlights when coloring your roots or base shade
  • To curl your hair in either loose ringlets or tight curls
  • As a styling base for chignons, French twists and other fashion updos
  • To create dimension

I really love the environmental aspect of Colour Bunz.  Did you know that ONE stylist uses about 1 cubic foot of foils per month?  That adds up to 12 cubic feet a year.  Multiply that by 600,000 stylists in the country and that makes enough to fill 83 Olympic size swimming pools!  And since that foil is rarely recycled and disposed of in the garbage, it means it will be sitting in our landfills for hundreds of years.  Since Colour Bunz are washable and reusable, they can make a big difference in avoiding all that waste.


Colour Bunz was founded by Barbara Forgione, a colorist who has been in the industry for over 30 years. The brand is now a US patent and is patent pending in four countries. Colour Bunz is a must-have revolutionary product and will forever change the way individuals color their hair.

Reader Giveaway:  Two lucky Jinxy Beauty readers will each receive Colour Bunz in three different types, a lingerie bag for washing and an instructional DVD.  To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59 ET on 7/8/14.  Good luck!

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