Sign Up for! The Latest Beauty Flash Sale Site!

Gloss48 is a BRAND SPANKING NEW Beauty Flash sales Site with some CULT beauty brands like Besame Color- Vintage Replica Pin Up Girl and GORGEOUS Packaging.

ME!BATH! Bath Bombs that leave your skin soft and silky. Iris Moreau Serum starts tomorrow as does Pangea Organics!

You can enter to WIN a $200 shopping spree on the site just by liking the Facebook page for gloss48. Click the link below to enter and also use this SPECIAL CODE  G4BGLOSS10 to take $10 off of a purchase.  The code will be good through August.


TARTE $1500 Contest!!!!

Enter for a chance to win the ultimate beauty bundle, valued at over $1500!  The contest will also reward 10 runners up with Maureen’s favorite summer LipSurgence™ in spirited.

Our bloggers are some of the most socially savvy partners in our program.  We invite you to reach out to your readers with contest details or even create your own entry.

Here’s how:

  • Follow tarte on Pinterest
  • Create a tarte “colors of summer” board
  • Pin your must haves for the season – being sure to tag each image with #COLORSOFSUMMER
  • Pin your favorite shade of Amazonian clay waterproof cream eyeshadow from the special contest page
  • Return to the contest page and submit your information and URL
  • Get pinning!  All contest entries must be received no later than August 10, 2012.

Please visit the site for complete details and official rules.

WE DID IT! We turned ONE this MONTH!!!!

I am SOOO Happy! geek4beauty has turned ONE this glorious month of JUNE!

So what does that mean for YOU!!!!????!!!!


Basket is valued at over $500 and some of the FULL SIZE PRODUCTS YOU CAN WIN ARE -ModelCo Self Tanner and LipLights, Miracle Skin Transformer BODY, emerginC Serum, ROC Retinol Treatment Pack. Immunocologie Skin Care, YuBe Skin Care, Skinceuticals C+E Ferulic Serum, Leonor Greyl Hair Volumizing Tonic and Huile de Palme, Stendhal Nail Laquers, Skin 2 Skin Care White Tea and Clay Mask, among other FULL SIZE PRODUCTS.

To enter to win LIKE the geek4beauty Facebook page and follow geek4beauty on twitter. ONLY ONE LUCKY WINNER WILL BE RANDOMLY selected. Enter by July 31, 2012. Winner announced week of Aug 1, 2012.

Contest/Giveaway Official Rules

Your email will not be shown and will be kept private. Giveaways are open to readers 18 years or older with U.S. shipping addresses only, unless otherwise stated. No purchase necessary to enter or win.

Winners are generated by Winners will be notified by email, Twitter or Facebook. Winners must respond within 5 days or a new winner will be chosen.

The use of any automated launching or entry software or any other mechanical or electronic means that permits the participant to automatically register and/or enter repeatedly is prohibited and all such entries will be disqualified.

Geek4beauty is not responsible for any late or lost entries, electronic, hardware, Internet or other computer/communications related malfunctions, giveaway disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of geek4beauty, any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the giveaway or prizes lost in shipment. All federal, state, local or international taxes associated with the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. By entering the giveaway through this website, you release Chandra Bredel and geek4beauty from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the giveaway or delivery, misdelivery or acceptance of any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory. About the prizes: companies provide geek4beauty products to review and/or give away. Geek4beauty does not accept compensation for publishing giveaways

For Facebook, YouTube or Twitter contests: If you do not have the requested social media account, you may enter by sending an email to with your full name, mailing address and email address.

Only one entry per person

Product Review: Philosophy Miracle Worker Retinoid Pads

I have had the opportunity to try philosophy skincare’s miracle worker Retinoid Pads. These are new to me- I will tell you that using them just for a few days as part of my evening regimen has delivered GREAT RESULTS in two weeks.

courtesy of philosophy skin care

I literally mean use that I used maybe 4 times in the total 14 nights. My skin completely transformed-HOWEVER, I did have some sloughing and some minor irritation which is normal when using retinol (remember that retinols are the kissing cousins of vitamin a or Retin-A)

The reason why we would seek out vitamin A and  vitamin A derivatives are  because vitamin A is one of those building blocks of healthy skin (A.C.E in the hole of AMAZING SKIN). see also age management ingredient of the month:Vitamin A…

It is a key vitamin for collagen formation, increasing hydration in the skin and most importantly to reduce the signs of aging by revealing newer skin cells to the surface.

The pads are simple to use-you actually activate the pads with the solution and then you use as directed.  I use them in the evening since using them during the day would be a little too what we call photo sensitizing for the skin- so remember you can cause kind of a sunburn on the skin when using a vitamin a derived ingredients in the AM without proper SPF protection.  Most of us do not even use proper amount of SPF for face neck and décolletage. 1 teaspoon for this complete area is what is recommended by AAD. ( for more SPF info).

My skin look and feels fresher and just in time for all the summer BBQ’s and birthdays coming up! At 45 years old, it is nice to have something so easily available and easy to use at our finger tips. Find them at Beauty Collection in SoCal;;, ulta stores near you.

happy age management!



courtesy of philosophy skin care