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SOFIA TIME: SOFIA VERGARA TO DEBUT FRAGRANCE ON HSN

Posted by 04.23.14

If you love fragrance and Sofia Vergara, like I do, tune into HSN tonight at midnight (EDT) and see the Modern Family star kick off the launch of her first-ever fragrance, Sofia by Sofia Vergara.

The eau de parfum is a juicy oriental flora fragrance that takes inspiration from Sofia’s native Colombia.

“The scent reminds me of Colombia because in Colombia flowers are everywhere. You walk into a doctor’s office and there are flowers. You go to your mother’s house and there are flowers,” the lovable and sexy actress exclusively told Beauty in the Bag.

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Described as a sparkling cocktail, Sofia by Sofia Vergara features top notes of blackberry, sparkling cassis buds, and plum; mid notes of purple violet, Colombian rose, and Colombian orchid; and base notes of earthy woods, vanilla, and sandalwood. It’s all about energy and sexy magnetism.

“We used orchids and roses because those are my favorite flowers, and they’re Colombian,” she exclaimed. “I wanted to bring a little bit of who I am, my ethnicity, and where I’m from. I thought is was very cool to be able to get flowers from Colombia actually into the perfume.”

Gosh, Sofia, you make us proud of Colombia too.

All this floral delight is contained in a clear bottle that was inspired by the actress’s favorite stone—an emerald. The eau de parfum is available in two sizes, 50ml for $48 and 100ml for $55. The collection also includes Shimmer Body Lotion, 200ml for $30.

SOFIA BY SOFIA VERGARA HSN DEBUT:  THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014, 12AM EST


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CLARITYMD CLEARS ACNE FAST – SPECIAL DEAL

Posted by 04.23.14

Got spots, zits, pimples? What you really want is fast, powerful relief —but without the irritation, redness and flaking of some prescription drugs.

The ClarityMD Acne Solution System from Envy Medical is a simple 2-step system that consists of the gentle, yet effective Deep Pore Cleanser and the amazing Clarifying Gel. In fact, a recent study showed volunteers achieved a 59% clearance of acne in just 7 days, and over 90% in 14 days.

The patent-pending formula contains PCX Technology, a revolutionary multifunctional formulation that addresses all of the primary causes of acne. ClarityMD is the first and only acne treatment to feature fully solubilized bakuchiol (a strong antimicrobial plant-extract) for better penetration down to the base of your pores where acne starts. Combined with salicylic acid, this natural botanical ingredient works to clear acne faster than other acne brands to address and eliminate the main problems associated with acne, including bacterial infection, clogged pores, increased oil production, redness, inflammation, and even the post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) that occurs when acne lesions take months to heal and fade away.

Best of all—ClarityMD does all of this with NO alcohol, NO parabens, NO harsh preservatives, and NO benzoyl peroxide. So it’s gentle on your skin and actually improves the tone and texture of your skin while getting ride of blemishes. The ClarityMD Acne Solution Kit lasts about six weeks if used twice daily for full facial treatment.

BUY CLARITYMD NOW AT A SplashShop-Special Price – Regularly $59.95, get it for $49.95 for a limited time!  splashshop.suntimes.com/envymedical/claritymd-acne-solution-kit


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GORGEOUS GIVEAWAY: AVÈNE THERMAL SPRING WATER + BEVERAGE TOTE

Posted by 04.21.14

Are you an outdoorsy type of girl—taking to the courts, water, and trails now that warmer weather is here? More time outdoors also brings unwanted skin problems like overheating, bug bites, sunburn, rosacea flare-ups, and plain old sweating. But have no fear. We want to soothe these woes with this week’s GORGEOUS GIVEAWAY—Avène Thermal Spring Water + “Thirst Aid” Beverage Tote (a $31.50 value).

Call it “thirst aid” for your body, Avène Thermal Spring Water calms, cools, and softens skin anywhere, anytime. Its great for use after cleansing, shaving, exercise, too much sun, and even sets makeup.

Loaded with soothing minerals, and a skin friendly pH balance, Avene Thermal Spring Water is bottled directly at its source, a natural spring in Southwest France near the little town of Avene. Its healing powers have been used for dermatology and hydrotherapy treatments for more than 260 years. In addition, more than 300 clinical studies support its aid in treating normal, sensitive, and troubled skin like atopic dermatitis or post-procedure.

To use, simply spray on a fine mist, let it set for two to three minutes, and then gently pat dry.

Dermatologists recommend Avène Thermal Spring Water for post-surgery or after in-office procedures, redness prone skin, inflammation, scaly skin, eczema, atopic dermatitis, allergic reactions, and burning, stinging, itching, and tingling.

This beauty giveaway also includes a beverage tote—use it for your favorite hydrator, or to keep your bottle of Avène Thermal Spring Water nearby.

 

To Enter: Tell us about your favorite summer outdoor activity and why you love it.

COMMENT post your response in the comment section of this post

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TWEET your response to @Beautyinthebag

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Open to US residents only. Contest begins 4/21 at 11 AM EST and ends 4/27 at 11 PM EST.

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