The Purity Cleanse

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I was chatting with a friend who reads this blog and she said share more product info so JR…this is for you.  One of my first posts was about QVC…not a channel I had ever watched but will now turn on if they are featuring a beauty segment.  I know, kind of strange that I prefer that over The Good Wife or even The Real Housewives but I find it educational.  I first learned of philosphy beauty products when my daughter turned on QVC.   During that show I found purity made simple.


See, I wear contacts and happened to be looking for a face wash that was sensitive to the eyes but strong enough to remove shadow, liner and mascara.  Plus I did not want to have to buy two products since that means more small bottles to pack.  I decided to try it and bought a 3 oz bottle from Sephora.  It’s a cleanser that is gentle enough for both my face and eyes and a little goes a long way.  After finishing the small bottle and liking how it cleansed my skin, I bought the 8 oz at Nordstrom and filled the small one for the road.  A few months later, I saw a whole hour of philosophy on QVC and they had a “special buy”.  Two 32 oz. bottles for only $75 (great deal! – one bottle would cost me $52 on the philosophy website or  It came with two pumps and made it super easy to transfer to the smaller bottles for travel and nighttime(to use with my Clarisonic).  For those interested, they also make Facial Cleansing Cloths that would be great for travel, cleansing gel, cleansing oil and a mask.

Share with me…what are your favorite philosophy products or your favorite products for cleansing?


My Favorite Things – Bliss Soap’n scrub

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I am a frequent browser at Marshalls and T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods too.  These are great places to find random stuff for your home and kitchen as well as fun kid stuff.  Plus, when I need to pick up extra pillow cases or some random utensil for the kitchen, I have a three minute drive from my house.

I always check out the beauty section.  They have hair dryers, straightening irons, perfume and random skincare items.  (Don’t forget to check the bottles to make sure things are sealed and not already opened)  On occasion, I will find Frederic Fekkai hair products, philosophy lotions, and on this trip, I found bliss.

A Must Have for your Shower!

Yes, my shower has too much stuff in it already.  Shampoos for both me and my husband, color safe conditioner for me, my philosophy facial wash(Purity), razor, body wash and soap.  But I realized one important item was missing.  There was no body exfoliating scrub. Shame on me.  This is a game changer.

What makes it special?  Think of how your mouth feels after you eat a mint and breathe in…..your body feels the same way, cool and tingly.  The mint wakes you up (a must in the morning) and the exfoliating bead scrub makes you start your day with soft, smooth skin.  Plus, at less than half the retail price, I can definitely buy an extra one, for myself or as a gift!



QVC is Educational

I have something to share with you.

I am 39 years old.  Soon to be 40.  I finally started paying a bit more attention to my skin a few years back and looked at all the fashion magazines to figure out what are the best products for me to use.  I bought a bunch of products and after the first few weeks of being diligent, I saw some results.  And then I got lazy.  Life got in the way and spending an extra 10 minutes in the morning and at night just was too much work.

And then one Saturday morning I let my daughter play with the television remote while I was folding laundry in my bedroom.    I figured one of the Disney channels would be on for the next two hours and I would get some chores done around the house.  But that was not the case.  She turned on QVC.

I have never watched QVC.  You hear jokes about women who stay up all night and shop via phone at 3am.  My very incorrect assumption that I had no use for the items they offered was very wrong.  My daughter turned on QVC during one of their beauty segments and wow, did I learn a lot.

purityduoThey have some shows that feature all different types of skincare and makeup.  They have a solid hour devoted to certain lines of product like Philosophy and Kate Somerville.  They highlight certain products from each brand, do product demos(the educational part) and of course, offer them at special “discounted” rates.  Now I didn’t actually buy anything that day but will admit that if I have a few minutes and one of the beauty segments are on air, I will watch.

And watching that show led me to get a few samples of some products that I now use everyday regardless of how busy life may be.  Thanks QVC- one item I did purchase was a super size duo of a face cleanser that I love and the price could not be beat at any retail store!