It is no secret that I’m always on the lookout for a quality gift with purchase. Today, I want to share with you a worthy gift with purchase from QVC. Six-piece QVC Beauty with Benefits gift bag 2017 – a chic cosmetics case with one full-size product and five deluxe samples from top brands with any purchase of items here (starting from $18). Minimum value of the gift is $83 and it will include Mally Beauty, philosophy, Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare & other items. Find out what I got in the mail below! *This post contains spoilers.
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I purchased the Julep trio and it is now out of stock. If you are interested, see more detail of this year’s event in my previous blog post here.
“QVC® & CEW Present Beauty with Benefits”, an annual two-hour broadcast event, will be held on QVC May 18 at 6PM ET. The shipping cost is usually $3 but during the pre-sale, all these items shipping cost is reduced to $2! Is it your first purchase? $5 off Your First Order With Code FIVE4U Limited Time including beauty! Here’s my QVC Beauty with Benefits gift bag 2017:
My 6-piece gifts are packed in the cute cosmetic bag. Let’s move on to the review!
Full size $128
A clinically proven formula that reduces the depth of wrinkles and improve skin firmness, tone and hydration after 15 days of use.
IcanGWP Review: Elemis samples are rare at US beauty retailers. I’m thrilled to try out new Elemis skincare. This British-based company provides medical and luxury spas all over the world with their products. This lightweight day time cream sinks in and absorbs effortlessly. Its spring powderly floral scent is soothing but can be overpowering if you are not into it. The “marine” part is from Padina Pavonica extract that is found in luxury skincare like Elemis, Darphin or Sisley Paris. I’m interested because they claim that it contributes to increased Glycosaminoglycans that will function as a skin-replenishing ingredient (similar group as the famous hyaluronic acid). I can’t tell the long term results yet but I want to see effectiveness of this algae extract on my skin texture! This product doesn’t contain tons of silicone, dry skin users may feel that it’s not moisturizing enough. I like that there’s some true lightweight cream alternative in the up-scale market. A must-have item for summer months.
Full size $88
Supercharge your beauty sleep. These three skin-repairing and protective ingredients support skin when it needs it most—at night when skin is recovering from daytime aggressors. This essential nighttime serum smooths the appearance of wrinkles, recovers the look of firmness, and retexturizes skin’s appearance so you can wake up confident in your complexion.
IcanGWP Review: Ferulic acid is a supreme antioxidant that selflessly makes other ingredients more potent. It is a free radical scavenger. I am a huge fan of his Ferulic + Retinol solution and eye serum. This product has a dream texture of dry skin. It is rich with emollient to reduce adverse results. It has a slight citrus – sort of gingery scent. Several reviewers found it’s a great night serum with retinol that they can tolerate. They reported tremendous skin improvements. There are several superstar ingredients in this product. Skincare products with ferulic acid aren’t easy to come by. Unfortunately, I find it’s a little too sticky for my combination skin. Plus, I personally prefer the fragrance-free solution from Dr. Dennis Gross.
It’s a good idea to spot test your new retinol products. If you find your skin prone to retinol side effects, then adding a gentle retinol into your beauty routine twice a week at night is a great introduction! Plus, wear sunscreen during your retinol-based product usage. Sephora has a great 6pc Sephora Favorites sunscreen set that is only $22 (a $44 value) – see my full set review here.
Full size $15
Glimmer: High intensity sheen. Can be softer and more translucent when worn dry, but creates an opaque wash of high sheen when worn wet (called “foiling”). Silky, light-as-air 100% pure bareMinerals provides seamless blendability, giving you the gentlest, purest eye color on earth.
IcanGWP Review: I have long held that BareMinerals makes superior quality mineral eyeshadows. It is pigmented and very blendable. This shade Queen Phyllis is a very versatile shimmery gold-ivory. They also have Queen Phyllis matte shade because it is so popular! The even texture metallic finish with gorgeous gold shimmers will add a soft halo sheen to everyone’s eyes. I like the wet application. It amplifies the luminosity by creating a fierce foiled effect. I used it as an eyeshadow, also inner corner highlight or in the center of the lid. It creates a polished looked.
I’m personally pleased that it is preservative-free to prevent eye irritation and the loose form means there’s no binder substance. The price is reasonable. It tends not to have too much fall out when I tapped my brush a little bit. The travel size comes in a tiny pot and makes it more difficult to use this loose shadow. Otherwise, this is a lovely loose eyeshadow.
Full size $15 – $20
Creamy, intense color for fierce lining and defining! Mally has selected three shades of her Evercolor Waterproof Gel Liners to instantly flatter and accentuate eyes–no smearing, tugging or fading. The long-wearing formula glides on for perfectly lined, gorgeous eyes.
IcanGWP Review: This item is one of my new discoveries from the QVC beauty with benefits event! I have heard about how good Mally makeup is. It’s going to be a tough call for any automatic eyeliner to beat my baby Hourglass. The good news is this product really is that good! It is not so creamy buttery-like compared to most eyeliner that why it stayed and lasted all day! It has a soft matte finish. I tested it for waterline liner too and it works brilliantly. This is a great summer essential in my stash and I will be reaching out for this all the time! It is easier to remove compared to Hourglass and it is not as fragile.
Full size $24 – $36
Begin with the most basic step of all. purity made simple one-step facial cleanser is an award-winning cleanser that melts away dirt, oil and makeup while toning and lightly hydrating for skin that feels perfectly clean and balanced.
IcanGWP Review: It is so popular and received great reviews. People like how it made their skin feel. Now it is offered in so many sets here at Nordstrom. This product contains black pepper and you will smell it while you are applying it! When I tried, I felt that it dried out my cheeks a little bit. I do not recommend this product to those with sensitive skin. The sample size is big.
Full size $28
Pump up the volume on healthy-looking hair! WEN Nourishing Mousse is designed to add volume, body, and shine to all hair types, whether short or long, without leaving a sticky residue. It helps prevent frizz in hair left to air dry, and used with a blow-dryer, it holds hair while helping to add volume and body. Combine it with your favorite styling products for your best look! From WEN by Chaz Dean.
They also send this thoughtful little magnet.
This is a lovely curated gift from QVC and their generous partners. It’s a perfect gift set to pamper myself with new and exciting products, and it’s for a good cause! Leading names in the beauty world are donating merchandise, and 80% of the purchase price of it is going toward Cancer and Careers (see more details: http://www.cancerandcareers.org/en/take-action/beauty-with-benefits). I love this event and I recommend it to anyone. It is such a tremendous delight to give and to get a little treat!
What do you think? Did you receive similar gift bag?
Thank you for joining me for the second edition in the “QVC Beauty with Benefit” series. Just in case you missed another blog post in this series, here is the link for 2016 event review. Also, see all QVC Beauty Boxes here.
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