PSA: European Wax Center Wax Pass Promotion

European Wax Center Wax Pass Promotion

I don’t believe I’ve stated that European Wax Center is my provider of violent hair removal waxing services, but – they are. Tragically, my waxer got promoted and I’ve been working with others at my location. (Yes, I comprehend that calling the positive career progression of a talented employee tragic makes me a giant jerk.)

This isn’t about my personal finding-a-new-waxer woes, though. This is about the Wax Pass Promotion they’re running.

I believe individual EWC locations have some flexibility in setting their pricing, but it boils down to this: you pay for your wax services individually at the time of service, any given service has its own price we’ll call $X. If you intend to consume those services on any sort of regular schedule, however, you can save money by purchasing them in advance. You have a few options:

Pre-Paid Wax Pass

Buy 6 of a service, get 1 free.

Buy 9 of a service, get 2 free.

Unlimited Wax Pass

One price for unlimited visits for a given service for a year.

Holiday Wax Pass Promotion

This started sometime in November and runs through December 31. I learned about it when I went in for a recent service.

If you buy a 9-service Wax Pass, you get three free.

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PSA: Conair Jumbo Instant Heat Hot Rollers

Conair Jumbo Instant Heat Hot Rollers

Conair Jumbo Instant Heat Jumbo Hair Setter

Every time I use my Conair Jumbo hot rollers, I wonder:

Why the hell don’t I do this more often? It is so low-effort for such nice results; definitely gives the illusion that I took more than the 5-10 minutes it takes to put these in.

If we’re being honest, I can spare 5-10 active minutes most mornings for my hair to do itself. I just conveniently forget that when I’m slapping the snooze button.

The Conair Jumbo set isn’t fancy like a Caruso steam set or, “sexy,” like the T3 rollers are. My rollers cost me about $35 when I bought them several years ago. Right now, they’re available on Amazon for around $27 – but also have a $5 off coupon. Be sure to choose the Amazon-exclusive set for the additional $5 off.

Why Hot Rollers

Don’t get me wrong, curling irons and wands can and do provide amazing results, but I don’t have time for them most mornings. They aren’t as forgiving, and the entire styling time is active – you’re sitting there operating the device the entire time. It is also easy to burn yourself!

Once you figure out how to part your hair for your preferred results, you can throw jumbo rollers in your hair in ten minutes (or less if, unlike me, you are coordinated).

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Costco Beauty Finds – May 2017

I’ve been a Costco member for a few years now and have shared some beauty finds in the past. Costco Beauty is a veritable treasure trove of desirable products at even-more-desirable prices. Arguably, if you have a makeup/skincare/haircare habit, the savings on some of these finds alone more than pays for the membership if you were planning to buy them anyway.

Here are some neat things I came across recently. I haven’t purchased most of these items, but either want to at some point or think they’re probably interesting enough to some people to share.

Costco Beauty Finds - May 2017 - Amope Pedi Perfect Wet & DryAmope Pedi Perfect Wet & Dry

The standard Amope Pedi Perfect is the recipient of several consumer awards as well as overwhelmingly positive reviews. Between 4.5 and 5 stars virtually everywhere, the Pedi Perfect typically retails for $30-36 for the device itself with only one head. Costco regularly carries the Wet & Dry variety, which is waterproof and therefore safe to use in the shower, for $40; the Wet & Dry variety typically goes for $50+ elsewhere. Costco’s package includes FIVE replacement rollers heads, which retail for $20 for a pack of two, plus a storage bag. Bonus: You DON’T have to be a member to order this from Costco.com, but there is a non-member surcharge of a couple dollars. This is the best value I’ve found via Costco Beauty to date.

Costco Beauty Finds - May 2017 - Murad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening SerumMurad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum

This popular Murad serum goes for $65 at Sephora and Ulta in the same quantity. Even with a 20% off Platinum Perk or the November VIB sale, it drops to $52…so the $43 price tag Costco has it for is a steal. People have luck fading acne scars, sun spots, and age spots with this.

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PSA: MUJI Drawers Back on Sale

Last time MUJI did a sale, I snapped up a pair of 5-Drawer acrylic drawers.

I love them! I store my ENTIRE collection, including brushes but sans packaging too large to fit (like foundation or BB cream), in the two drawers. I can see everything, which means my products get used more often.

They’re back on sale!

The 5 drawer, two drawer, and open-top two-drawer, are on sale for $10. Due to their fragile nature, there’s an additional $4 handling, but… that’s nothing!

I’m considering getting a two-drawer to accommodate my foundation and items that are too large for the slim five-drawer openings.

PSA: 20% off FOREO Sale

20% off FOREO Sale

Today through Wednesday, FOREO is offering 20% off ALL devices with code FOREO1216.

Almost two years ago, I considered and ultimately purchased this unconventional toothbrush for my husband who has very sensitive gums. Eventually, eight months ago, I shared his review. His favorable opinion remains the same, and it was awesome to hear that his hygienist and dentist approved of the FOREO Issa mini’s performance, too. We can’t recommend it enough for those of you for whom routine brushing is really uncomfortable for, and who don’t relish the expense that conventional powered toothbrushes bring (cost breakdown on a full-sized ISSA at retail price is in this post).

I decided to buy a FOREO Luna mini for myself around the time we were writing up his review of the Issa Mini. Unlike my other skincare gadget, I’m not intentionally waiting forever to share my thoughts, I’ve honestly just been lazy. My goal is to publish that before the year’s end, but here’s my quick-take on the Luna Mini (not the Luna Mini 2, which I have not tried):

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