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3-Year Blogiversary Giveaway Winners

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3-Year Blog Giveaway

3-Year Blog Giveaway

It is time to announce the winners of my 3-Year Blogiversary Giveaway!  Thank you for entering, and I loved reading all of your comments.  It’s been a really good three years here on the BiBB, and it was so wonderful to hear what you like to read and how you have benefited from my posts.  I should be hitting 600 posts next week.  Isn’t that crazy!  Your feedback and support means the world to me.  It inspires me to keep doing what I am doing, so thank you for subscribing and following me.  Now, let’s get to what I know you are waiting for- the winners.  I did my best to match people with the prize package that they wanted most.

I have assigned a number to everyone who entered based on the order of your comment and plugged them into the random number generator at random.org.  I usually post screen shots of the winner being picked on random.org, but to save space since there are three winners, I omitted them.  You will just have to trust me on this one.  It’s the same system that I use for all of my giveaways.  Here is the list of those who entered:

  1. Ellie
  2. jaggedjam
  3. Kim
  4. Odelia Angelle
  5. janetsbreeze
  6. FieryPhoenix
  7. iveyg
  8. lauren
  9. Caroline
  10. Lulubelle
  11. whateverlara
  12. Cheryl Wingate
  13. Rita
  14. Linda Gebelein
  15. Ashley C
  16. ChristyLuWho
  17. lynda
  18. Andrea
  19. Sarah
  20. Angela
  21. Kelly
  22. JulzOquendo
  23. orata
  24. yyzzaagg
  25. Lesley Pickens
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Prize package #1

The winner of the first Prize Package is #10: Lulubelle.

Prize package #2

Prize package #2

The winner of the second Prize Package is #6: FieryPhoenix.

Prize package #3

Prize package #3

The winner of the third Prize Package is #19: Sarah.

Congratulations to all three of you!  This giveaway was so much fun for me to offer and I am so happy to be able to share all of these products with you.  I will be sending an email to each of you soon so that I can get your contact info.  I hope that you love everything in your packages.  If you didn’t win, I am sorry and wish you better luck next time.  Thank you again to everyone who participated in this giveaway.  I am looking forward to seeing where this blog goes over the next year, and am so thankful that you have chosen to go along with me.  🙂

Derma MD Hautelook Giveaway Winner

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Derma MD Skincare

Derma MD Skincare

It is time to announce the winner of the Derma MD Hautelook Giveaway.  This is for the combo pack of the Pink Silk Face Firming Serum and their S Cargot Lifting Serum.  I have assigned a number to everyone who entered based on the order of your comment and plugged them into the random number generator at random.org.  Here is the list of those who entered:

  1. shesjustmystyle
  2. Melissa m.
  3. FieryPhoenix
  4. Lulubelle
  5. Caroline
  6. Cheryl Wingate
  7. Lynda
  8. jaggedjam
  9. lauren

 

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The winner is number 5 (Caroline).  Congratulations!  I will be reaching out to you soon to get you your prize.  Thank you to everyone who entered.  This is my last Derma MD giveaway for a bit, but there will probably be more sometime in the future.  If you didn’t win, you can always use my coupon code to get 50% off your order.  Use the code beautybudget at checkout.  For more information visit dermamdskincare.com.  Be sure to enter my three-year Blogiversary Giveaway for a chance to win one of three makeup and skincare prize packages.  You have until 8/26, so don’t wait too long.

 

3-Year Blogiversary Giveaway

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3-Year Blog Giveaway

3-Year Blog Giveaway

Three years ago, today, I started BeautyinBudgetBlog.  I can’t believe that it has been three years!  August 12, 2011 (so long ago!) I started this blog on a whim because I thought it would be fun (which it has been) and as an excuse to indulge my ever-increasing makeup obsession.  Despite pretty terrible pictures and not really knowing what I was doing, I found that I really enjoy blogging about beauty and how to work it into a budget.  I love hearing that I help people save money by trying cheaper alternatives to products that they’ve been spending a fortune on.   I am so thankful that you all enjoy my posts and take my opinion seriously.  It still amazes me that anyone is actually paying attention to what I have to say.  I’m thrilled when I hear that someone has found products that they really like as a result of something they read here on my blog.  I really appreciate all of the comments and support that you give me.  In the last three years, I have managed to grow my blog into something that I can be really proud of.  I have almost 600 posts, and well over 400,000 views.  I want to thank those of you who have supported me and watched me grow, and that is what this giveaway is all about.  I want to give back to you because I wouldn’t be doing this blog if it wasn’t for my readers.  So, as a thank you for sticking with me over the last three years, here are three different prize packages that you can win.  I’ve been collecting products for a while in anticipation for this giveaway.

Prize package #1

Prize package #1

Prize package #1

  • Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Lotion
  • Big Sexy Hair Blow Dry Volumizing Gel
  • Covergirl Clean Glow Blusher in Roses
  • POP Beauty Bright Up Your Life Eye Shadow Trio in Smokin’ Hot
  • L’Oreal Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner in Black
  • Pixi Beauty Lash Booster Mascara Mini
  • Covergirl Colorlicious Lipgloss in Give Me Guava
  • Hedy’s Ma.nish.ma Transparent Automatic Lip Crayon in Tangerine
  • e.l.f. Essential Lip Balm Tint in Nude and Grapefruit
  • e.l.f. Nail Polish mini in Mango Madness
  • Bonita Salon Nail Polish in Pink and Wicked Good Time

Prize package #2

Prize package #2

Prize package #2

  • Derma MD Enzyme Cleanser with Pineapple and Papaya
  • CoverGirl Classic Color Blush in Rose Silk
  • e.l.f. Studio Shadow C Brush
  • NYC HD Color trio in Long Beach Sands
  • Starlooks Kohl Eye Pencil in Obsidian
  • POP Beauty Mascara Mini
  • Zoya Nail Polish in Dot
  • e.l.f. Nail Polish mini in Desert Haze
  • CoverGirl XL Nail Gel Polish in Rotund Raspberry
  • Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquer in Aurora
  • Covergirl Colorlicious Lipgloss in Craving Cranberries

Prize package #3

Prize package #3

Prize package #3

  • Freeman Feeling Beautiful Pumpkin Peeling Mask Travel Size
  • Freeman Feeling Beautiful Pomegranate Facial Revealing Peel-Off Mask Travel Size
  • e.l.f. Zit Zapper
  • The Body Shop Coconut Body Milk Travel Size
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Mini in Zero
  • Ulta Amped Lashes Volume+Defining Mascara
  • e.l.f. Essential Glitter Primer
  • e.l.f. Studio Long-Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow in Toast
  • e.l.f. Studio Pigment Eyeshadow in Golden Goddess
  • e.l.f. Nail Polish mini in Jazzy Berry
  • Nicole by OPI Roughles Polish in On What Grounds?
  • Nailtini Straight Up Color Nail Lacquer in Caviar Cocktail
  • Covergirl Colorlicious Lipgloss in Berrylicious
  • L’Oreal Glossy Balm in Vintage Rose

Wow, that was a lot.  Be sure to let me know what your preference is when you enter.  The first winner I choose will get their first choice, the second winner will get their first choice, or second if the first was taken and so on.  If you don’t order your preferences, I will assume that you are equally happy with any of the prize packages, and I’ll choose one for you.  To enter, my usual rules apply.

  • You must be a subscriber to this blog (I check).  If you are not yet a subscriber, just enter your email address in the box on the right hand side of the page and hit the “Sign me up!” button.  A confirmation email will be mailed to you to verify that your address is a real one.  Once verified, you will receive email updates (you set the frequency) of any new posts so that you won’t miss a thing here on BiBB.  Or, if you have your own WordPress blog, “follow” me here and sub that way.
  • You must provide a valid email address so that when you win I can get your shipping details.
  • You must be willing to provide me with your mailing address so that I can ship your prize.  US only, please.  If you are under 18, you must have explicit permission from your parents to give out your address.  I don’t want any angry parents, so be honest kids.
  • You must leave a comment on this post in order to be entered.  Tell me something that you have gotten out of reading this blog.  What was your favorite post?  Have you discovered a favorite product because of something that you read here?  What keeps you coming back?  What would you like to see in the future?  Anything in that general vein.

You have two weeks to enter.  I will announce the winner on Wednesday 8/27.  Good luck to you all, and thanks again for 3 great years.

And, don’t forget that you still have time to enter my other current giveaway for a duo of Derma MD products.

Derma MD on Hautelook Today and 1 More Giveaway

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Derma MD on Hautelook

Derma MD on Hautelook

Derma MD is having a Hautelook event starting today, and looks great!  There are some amazing deals on this one. For example, the Pink Silk that I reviewed here is priced at $35.00 (reg retail is $138.95), and their Wasabi Kit is on sale for $44.00 (reg retail $89.95).  They also have two value sets at 75% off, plus lots more so be sure to check out the sale.  Find Derma Md on Hautelook by clicking the link.  The Hautelook event ends Thurs. 8/07 at 8:am.

Derma MD Skincare

Derma MD Skincare

And I have one more (for now) Derma MD giveaway to share with you.  This is a combo pack of the Pink Silk Face Firming Serum and their S Cargot Lifting Serum.  The serums retail for $138.95 and $149.95 respectively.  I have used both serums, and they are both really effective at reducing the signs of aging.  This is a great giveaway, and I am so happy that the good people at Derma MD provided this gift to share with you.  I love being able to give this stuff away!

My usual rules apply, US only this time.

  • You must be a subscriber to this blog (I check).  If you are not yet a subscriber, just enter your email address in the box on the right hand side of the page and hit the “Sign me up!” button.  A confirmation email will be mailed to you to verify that your address is a real one.  Once verified, you will receive email updates (you set the frequency) of any new posts so that you won’t miss a thing here on BiBB.  Or, if you have your own WordPress blog, “follow” me here and sub that way.
  • You must provide a valid email address so that when you win I can get your shipping details.
  • You must be willing to provide me with your mailing address so that I can ship your prize.  If you are under 18, you must have explicit permission from your parents to give out your address.  I don’t want any angry parents, so be honest kids.
  • You must leave a comment on this post in order to be entered.  Tell me why you want to win.

I will announce the winner on Friday, 8/15.  Good luck!  If you want to purchase anything directly from Derma MD, don’t forget that you can still get 50% off your entire order by using the code beautybudget at checkout.

Derma MD Eliminate Eye Cream Giveaway Winner

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Derma MD Eliminate Eye Cream

Derma MD Eliminate Eye Cream

It is time to announce the winner of the Derma MD Eliminate Eye Cream Giveaway.  I have assigned a number to everyone who entered based on the order of your comment and plugged them into the random number generator at random.org.  Here is the list of those who entered:

  1. Caroline
  2. Toaa
  3. Melissa m.
  4. shesjustmystyle
  5. Janet A
  6. lynda
  7. FieryPhoenix
  8. ChristyLuWho
  9. Cheryl Wingate
  10. Lulubelle
  11. whateverlara
  12. Kat Diamond
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The winner is number 8 (ChristyLuWho).  Congratulations!  I will be reaching out to you soon to get you your prize.  If you didn’t win this time, don’t worry because there will be more giveaways coming to you over the next few weeks.  And if you can’t wait, don’t forget that you can still get 50% off your order by using the code beautybudget at checkout.  For more information visit dermamdskincare.com.  Thank you to everyone who entered this time, and keep an eye out for more skincare giveaways to enter coming soon, not to mention my three-year Blogiversary Giveaway later this month.

Derma MD Eliminate Eye Cream Giveaway and Sale Event

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Derma MD Eliminate Eye Cream

Derma MD Eliminate Eye Cream

I am assuming that you aren’t quite sick of these skincare giveaway yet.  Am I right?  Well, I have another great giveaway from Derma MD today.  Right now, their Eliminate Eye Cream is being offered on Groupon for a great price. Eliminate is normally $58.95, but it is now being offered on Groupon for only $18.99.  The sale event will last until Sept. 6th, or until they sell out.  There are only 500 units available, so don’t wait too long.  You can click on this link to view the Eliminate sales event on Groupon.

Eliminate Eye Cream eliminates puffiness and dark circles.  Special lightening agents combined with peptides will address all areas of the eye to keep them looking younger and have a more vibrant and brighter appearance.  Kojic acid and Licorice Root fade dark circles by lightening dark pigmented areas and revive tired eyes.

Benefits:

  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Hydrate and improve contour
  • Firm, tighten eye area
  • Lighten Brighten dark pigment areas under eye

And, because Derma MD likes to be generous, they have given me an Eliminate Eye Cream to give to you.  My usual rules apply.

  • You must be a subscriber to this blog (I check).  If you are not yet a subscriber, just enter your email address in the box on the right hand side of the page and hit the “Sign me up!” button.  A confirmation email will be mailed to you to verify that your address is a real one.  Once verified, you will receive email updates (you set the frequency) of any new posts so that you won’t miss a thing here on BiBB.  Or, if you have your own WordPress blog, “follow” me here and sub that way.
  • You must provide a valid email address so that when you win I can get your shipping details.
  • You must be willing to provide me with your mailing address so that I can ship your prize.  If you are under 18, you must have explicit permission from your parents to give out your address.  I don’t want any angry parents, so be honest kids.
  • You must leave a comment on this post in order to be entered.  Tell me what your favorite ways to save money on beauty are.  Makeup, skincare, whatever, how do you find your best bargains?

You have the rest of July to enter.  I will announce the winner on Friday, 8/01.  Good luck!  If you want to purchase anything directly from Derma MD, don’t forget that you can still get 50% off your entire order by using the code beautybudget at checkout.

FTC Disclosure: The products mentioned in this post as well as the items for the giveaway were provided to me for free by Derma MD for consideration.  This does not guarantee a positive review, and my thoughts on these products are 100% honest.  No other compensation was accepted.

Derma MD Rue La La Giveaway Winner

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Derma MD Vitamin C Duo

Derma MD Vitamin C Duo

Hey everyone, it is time to announce the Derma MD Skincare Giveaway winner as promised.  July is my birthday month, and I am so excited that I’ve been able to host these giveaways so everyone has something to celebrate.  Just a reminder of the prize, Derma MD provided a Vitamin C duo to promote their Rue La La sales event to be given away.  I have assigned a number to everyone who entered based on the order of your comment and plugged them into the random number generator at random.org.  Here is the list of those who entered.

  1. ellie moccia
  2. Lulubelle
  3. Caroline
  4. Cheryl Wingate
  5. Toaa
  6. ChristyLuWho
  7. Sierra
  8. melissa m
  9. FieryPhoenix
  10. orata
  11. lynda
  12. Kelly

And the winner is:

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The winner is number 12 (Kelly).  Congratulations!  I guess this time it paid off to get in just under the wire.  😉  I will be reaching out to you soon to get you your prize.  If you didn’t win this time, don’t worry because there will be more giveaways coming to you over the next few weeks to promote future Derma MD events.  And if you can’t wait, don’t forget that you can still get 50% off your order by using the code beautybudget at checkout.  For more information visit dermamdskincare.com.  Thank you to everyone who entered this time, and keep an eye out for more skincare giveaways to enter coming soon, not to mention my three-year Blogiversary Giveaway in August.

Derma MD on Rue La La + Giveaway

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Derma MD on Rue La La

Derma MD on Rue La La

I have another great giveaway from Derma MD today.  I mentioned when I announced the winner of my last giveaway that if you didn’t win, not to be too disappointed.  I am continuing to work with Derma MD and there will be more giveaways for their fantastic skincare products in the future. Derma MD is being featured on Rue La La this weekend, and to help promote the sale, they have graciously given me this Vitamin C Duo to pass on to one of my lucky readers.  But first, let’s talk about the sale.

Rue La La is a lot like Hautelook, in that they have special sale events that offer designer brands at seriously discounted prices.  Click this link to see what Derma Md products are being featured this time around.  Some highlights: the Pink Silk Face Firming Serum that I reviewed here is being offered in a 2-pack for only $49.90, and the S-Cargot Lifting Serum 2-pack is only $59.90.  These serums regularly retail for $138.95 and $149.95 respectively.  There are some really amazing deals, so be sure to check them out at ruelala.com.  The sale event ends Monday.

Derma MD Vitamin C Duo

Derma MD Vitamin C Duo

And now for the giveaway.   This is the Vitamin C duo.  First is the Vitamin C Milk Collagen BoosterCombination of multiple super antioxidants, pycnogeol, resveratrol, and ascorbyl palmitate work synergistically to reduce inflammation, improve appearance of broken capillaries, inhibit collagen degredation, increase elasticity, leaving skin with a more improved youthful, younger looking glow. Additional ingredients will hydrate skin, leaving it soft and protected. Regularly retails for $129.  And then the Vitamin C Serum 17%A multi-tasking physician strength lightening & brightening serum formulated with 17% vitamin C (l-ascorbic acid), + magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (vitamin C).  The synergy of these two vitamin C’s will target hyperpigmentation, dark spots and reduce appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.   Powerful antioxidants such as Co-enzyme Q10, citric acid, orange & lemon peel help improve skin texture, protect and increases collagen levels. Skin appears brighter, younger and has a more even skin tone, and a luminous glow. Regularly retails for $165.  I am totally jealous.  These look like awesome products.  🙂

My usual rules apply, US only this time around.

  • You must be a subscriber to this blog (I check).  If you are not yet a subscriber, just enter your email address in the box on the right hand side of the page and hit the “Sign me up!” button.  A confirmation email will be mailed to you to verify that your address is a real one.  Once verified, you will receive email updates (you set the frequency) of any new posts so that you won’t miss a thing here on BiBB.  Or, if you have your own WordPress blog, “follow” me here and sub that way.
  • You must provide a valid email address so that when you win I can get your shipping details.
  • You must be willing to provide me with your mailing address so that I can ship your prize.  If you are under 18, you must have explicit permission from your parents to give out your address.  I don’t want any angry parents, so be honest kids.
  • You must leave a comment on this post in order to be entered.  Anything will do.

This is going to be a short giveaway.  I will announce the winner on Tuesday, 7/22.  Good luck!  If you miss out on the Rue La La event, or want to purchase directly from Derma MD, don’t forget that you can still get 50% off your entire order by using the code beautybudget at checkout.

FTC Disclosure: The products mentioned in this post as well as the items for the giveaway were provided to me for free by Derma MD for consideration.  This does not guarantee a positive review, and my thoughts on these products are 100% honest.  No other compensation was accepted.

Derma MD Skincare Giveaway Winner

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Derma MD Skincare Giveaway

Derma MD Skincare Giveaway

Hey everyone, it is time to announce the Derma MD Skincare giveaway winner as promised.  Just a reminder of the prize, Derma MD provided the new Organic Illuminating Serum and the Pink Silk Face Firming Serum to give away to one lucky winner.  The value of these two products is $288.90.  I have assigned a number to everyone who entered based on the order of your comment and plugged them into the random number generator at random.org.  Here is the list of those who entered.

  1. Caroline
  2. Linda Gebelein
  3. Kittiemui
  4. birdieandbijou
  5. FieryPhoenix
  6. Kelly
  7. yyzzaagg
  8. Jessica
  9. Pam Reichhold
  10. Lynda
  11. alaine
  12. Lilian
  13. Lulubelle
  14. Cheryl Wingate

And the winner is:

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The winner is number 7 (yyzzaagg).  Congratulations!  I will be reaching out to you to give you your prize.  If you didn’t win this time, don’t be too disappointed.  I am going to continue to work with Derma MD and there will be more giveaways for their fantastic skincare products in the future.  And if you can’t wait, don’t forget that you can still get 50% off your order by using the code beautybudget at checkout.  For more information visit dermamdskincare.com.  Thank you to everyone who entered.  And by the way, my three-year Blogiversary Giveaway will be coming up in August, so be sure to keep an eye out for that.

 

 

Derma MD Skincare Review and Giveaway

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Derma MD Skincare

Derma MD Skincare

I am very excited about today’s post.  As you know, if you’ve been following along lately, I’ve been experimenting with skincare.  I have already reviewed brands like Michael Todd, Benefit, and First Aid Beauty, which aren’t found in the drugstores and aren’t necessarily budget beauty (just click the “skincare” category on the right to see those reviews).  I wholeheartedly believe that you can find wonderful beauty products at low prices, but if there is one area that I think may be splurge-worthy it’s skincare.  So, when the good people at Derma MD approached me to review some of their skincare products, I jumped at the chance despite the fact that they are pretty pricey.  Derma MD has been extremely generous, not just to me, but also to you.  They have activated a promo code specifically for my readers to save 50%, and sent me some items to give away to one lucky reader.  Details about the discount and the giveaway, and also some additional ways to save on Derma MD products will be at the end of my review, but first let’s talk about the company itself.

Derma MD offers an array of skincare products that use the newest techniques and most advanced ingredients to provide finished products with the highest concentration levels in the industry for optimal results that are easily seen and felt. Founder Sheila Malmanis, a licensed aesthetician who has been featured in multiple publications both domestically and internationally, brought together her training, knowledge of natural ingredients, and love of technology to create a line that will keep your skin fresh, clean, and renewed. Derma MD, founded in 2001, has been only professionally available to salons, spas, and physicians offices until recently. They have now entered the retail market and their luxury products are now available for purchase by the individual consumer.  For more information visit dermamdskincare.com.  Now, let’s get into the products.  I have dry skin, and my specific skincare needs are redness and anti-aging.  Most of the products sent to me are good for all skin types, but specifically target my personal needs.  I’ll start with the company’s description of the product and then share my thoughts.  Everything has been tested daily for six weeks.

Derma MD Enzyme Cleanser

Derma MD Enzyme Cleanser

Enzyme Cleanser with Pineapple and Papaya: “The mild enzymes of pineapple and papaya combined with chamomile and additional plant extracts, will gently digest dead skin cells leaving it soft, hydrated and feeling fresh. Enzymes are non-abrasive to the skin. Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive.”  The Enzyme cleanser is a thick, gel cleanser with no particles, so any exfoliation is on the chemical level.  I’ve used pineapple enzyme cleansers in the past and there is often a tingle sensation that can be too irritating for my skin.  That is not the case with Derma MD Enzyme Cleanser.  It is definitely gentle, and I believe the claim that it can be safely used by all skin types is accurate.  It does not dry the skin out at all, and leaves me feeling clean and fresh.  I also have to mention the heavenly pineapple scent that makes me want to laze on the beach sipping a piña colada or a mai tai.  It smells so good!  The 8oz bottle is regularly priced at $35.75.

Derma MD Organic Illuminating Serum

Derma MD Organic Illuminating Serum

Organic Illuminating Serum: “100% Organic serum with Ethyl Ascorbic Acid is a new vitamin C that is both water and lipid soluble which lightens and brightens texture of skin and uneven skin tone.  Herbal infusions, multiple vitamin C’s and multiple antioxidants, work synergistically to protect skin from collagen breakdown, thus skin appears firmer, tighter and more vibrant.”  Organic Illuminating Serum is a lightweight, but slightly sticky serum.  I definitely think that it is effective in brightening my complexion and evening my skintone.  I am not as in love with application of this formula as I am with some of the other products, but I do like its effectiveness.  The stickiness is only present at initial application and the serum does disappear into the skin as it dries down.  One pump is sufficient for the entire face, and the bottle is lasting a long time.  There is no noticeable scent, and it is recommended for all skin types.  The 1 oz bottle is regularly priced at $149.95.

Derma MD Pink Silk

Derma MD Pink Silk Face Firming Serum

Pink Silk Face Firming Serum: “An anti-inflammatory formulation of caviar and red algae (astaxanthin). Combination of anti-aging ingredients that work together to slow-down aging process and rejuvenate the skin giving it a more youthful and vibrant appearance, and helps reduce erythema (redness). Excellent for All Skin types including those with Rosacea . Can be used as a primer before application of makeup before sun protection.”  I really love the Pink Silk Serum.  It is appropriately named because it does feel like silk when applied.  There is no noticeable scent.  The large presence of Cyclometicone and Dimethicone in conjunction with the other ingredients make it a silicone primer and anti-aging serum in one.  Pink Silk gives the skin a little of that soft focus look that many people look for in a primer, but one that fights aging and inflammation at the same time.  A little goes a long way, and one pump is plenty for the entire face.  It spreads out and blends in smoothly and evenly.  I can’t say enough good things about the Pink Silk Serum.  The 1 oz bottle is regularly priced at $138.95.

Derma MD Copper Co-Q10 Moisturizer

Derma MD Copper Co-Q10 Moisturizer

Copper Co-Q10 Moisturizer: “A multi-task moisturizer will reduce appearance of distended capillaries, calm redness, reduce inflammation, and appearance of lines and wrinkles will be less noticeable. The copper peptide complex works to assists in tissue repair and provide collagen synthesis, combined with antioxidants such as red algae (astaxanthin), co-enzyme Q-10 and Idebenone. Additional ingredients such as ceramides 3;6;1; and panthenol (vitamin B5) will increase moisture retention, leaving skin hydrated, protected and supple.”  The Copper Co-Q10 Moisturizer is another product that I can’t get enough of.  It’s fantastic for me.  It has definitely helped to reduce my redness in a way that other anti-redness products have failed to do.  It is a fabulous moisturizer.  You may remember that I’ve been using the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream because its thick, emollient formula hung on my skin and made me feel just as moisturized when I woke up as when I applied it.  What’s great about the Copper Co-Q10 Moisturizer is that it does the same thing, but with a much lighter formula.  I can totally see all skin types enjoying this moisturizer because it is not greasy or oily in the slightest, is extremely lightweight, has no noticeable scent, and delivers a ton of hydration that stays put for hours and hours.  One pump spreads smoothly across the face and is all I need to tame my dry skin and it does not interfere with my makeup at all.  The Copper Co-Q10 Moisturizer is my favorite of all of the products I was sent.  The 1 oz bottle is regularly priced at $76.95.

Derma MD Peptide Eye Ceme

Derma MD Peptide Eye Creme

Peptide Eye Creme: “A formulation that provides results! Combined with special anti-aging peptides such as Hyloxyl and Eyeliss that target puffiness and dark circles, in addition with vitamin K, eyes look younger and have a more vibrant appearance. Acetyl hexapeptide-8 is found to relax facial contractions which helps to lessens appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Additional ingredients in this one of a kind formulation will hydrate and leave a more younger smoother contour to eye area.”  The Peptide Eye Creme has a thick cream consistency.  It takes a minute to sink into the skin at initial application, and even longer to dry down enough to put makeup over it.  However, it is worth the wait.  Your undereye concealer will never look so good as when you have this eye cream as the base.  I can sometimes develop dry patches (eczema spots) on my eyelids if my eye cream isn’t up to snuff as was the case with Benefit’s It’s Potent! Eye Cream that I reviewed in April.  Derma MD Peptide Eye Creme keeps my eye area hydrated all day long and I’ve noticed a reduction in my (admittedly light) dark circles.  I know that Hyloxyl and Eyeliss are great for eye creams and I have had good luck with them in the Micheal Todd INTENSIVE Organic Cream Eye Treatment reviewed in September.  Though I can’t tell if my fine lines under my eyes have reduced, I can see that they’ve gotten better at the corners of my eyes.  The only downside is that I am not a fan of the jar packaging.  Not only is jar packaging unstable, but as the level of product goes down, it gets harder and harder to get the cream out without getting some under my finger nail.  The .5 oz jar is regularly priced at $62.95.

Derma MD Daytime Moisturizer Oil Free SPF 50

Derma MD Daytime Moisturizer Oil Free SPF 50

Daytime Moisturizer Oil Free SPF 50: “A silky daytime moisturizer that will provide 50 times your natural protection from the sun, blocking a very broad spectrum of UVA (aging) and UVB (burning) rays. Formulated in an oil free moisturizing base. Is non-comedogenic, fragrance-free and formulated for all skin types, including sensitive, oily and post treatment. Excellent for athletes, due to no stinging to eyes with perspiration.”  The Daytime Moisturizer Oil Free SPF 50 is good sun protection, but it is my least favorite of all the products that Derma MD sent me.  On the good side, the creamy formula is oil and fragrance free, so it is not greasy and it doesn’t have the same slip that many sunscreens give the skin.  The inclusion of ingredients like hyaluronic acid is always welcome.  SPF 50 is wonderful protection for a moisturizer, and it does not break me out.  Unfortunately, it also has that jar packaging with the same pitfalls of the Peptide Eye Creme.  And, because it’s fragrance free, it has that tell-tale sunscreen scent that I personally find off-putting.  It also isn’t in the same level of  quality or luxury as the other products.  Don’t get me wrong, it is not a bad product, it just doesn’t hold up to how wonderful the other products were.  At the end of the day, it’s simply a decent moisturizer with sunscreen, nothing more.  The 1.7 oz jar is regularly priced at $44.95.

Overall, I have been very impressed with Derma MD Skincare.  The products feel great and are visibly effective in making my skin look fabulous.  Like I said in my intro, these are definitely a splurge.  This is a budget beauty blog, and I do not believe that it is necessary to spend hundreds of dollars on beauty products to have beautiful skin and lovely makeup.  However, if you have the money and want to treat yourself by investing in luxurious, spa-like skincare, Derma MD has some truly wonderful products in their line up.  Derma MD has offered a 50% off promo code for my readers.  Enter code beautybudget at check out to receive the discount.

There are some other ways to save on your Drma MD orders.  I’ve been checking their Facebook page, and have noticed several promotional sale events and special offers ranging from free gifts with purchase, opportunities to win gift cards, and 20%-50% off discounts.  They offer an everyday 10% off discount just for signing up for their mailing list.  Derma MD is also available on sites like Hautelook, Groupon, and Zulily, which are all great ways to save up to almost 75%.  (To get the Daytime Moisturizer Oil Free SPF 50 from Groupon for only $15.99 click here.)  It can be tempting to automatically dismiss high-end brands, thinking that it’s just too much money to spend, but sometimes there are great savings to be had if you are willing to dig a little.  Derma MD has offered to alert me to future sales and to offer special discounts to pass onto you.  Ultimately, they believe in their products and want to reach out to a variety of demographics so that even more women can fall in love with them.  I think that these Derma MD products are fantastic and I am thrilled to have been able to review them.  I am even more thrilled to be able to share the experience with one of you.

Derma MD Skincare Giveaway

Derma MD Skincare Giveaway

My contact at Derma MD sent me these two items to do a giveaway for my readers.  One of you will be lucky enough to win the brand new Organic Illuminating Serum and a long time favorite, the Pink Silk Face Firming Serum.  The value of these two products is $288.90.  I am so excited to be able to give these away because I am confident that you will love them.  I am going to run the giveaway for ten days, ending at 11:59 pm on July 6th.  I will pick a winner as usually by using a random number generator.  This giveaway is open internationally.  Here are the rules for entry:

  • You must be a subscriber to this blog (I check).  If you are not yet a subscriber, just enter your email address in the box on the right hand side of the page and hit the “Sign me up!” button.  A confirmation email will be mailed to you to verify that your address is a real one.  Once verified, you will receive email updates (you set the frequency) of any new posts so that you won’t miss a thing here on BiBB.  Or, if you have your own WordPress blog, “follow” me here and sub that way.
  • You must provide a valid email address so that when you win I can get your shipping details.
  • You must be willing to provide me with your mailing address so that I can ship your prize.  If you are under 18, you must have explicit permission from your parents to give out your address.  I don’t want any angry parents, so be honest kids.
  • You must leave a comment on this entry telling me what your favorite skincare products are and why you like them.

That’s it.  I will post the winner on Monday July 7th.  Good luck!

FTC Disclosure: The products reviewed in this post as well as the items for the giveaway were provided to me for free by Derma MD for consideration.  This does not guarantee a positive review, and my thoughts on these products are 100% honest.  No other compensation was accepted.