geekiviews: More thoughts on Care by Stella McCartney


In the post geekiviews: Care by Stella McCartney, I talked about the new Stella McCartney skincare product line I’m testing out. I’ve been using the product for a month now and I’m liking it a lot. I am a little surprised that the line doesn’t have eye cream, facial scrub or mask offerings. I received a bunch of different products. Two cleansers, Three elixirs and three moisturizing creams.

I love the foam cleanser. It smells great and isn’t irritating to the skin at all. It also does a very good job of cleaning and removing water based makeup. I have kept the Dermalogica practice of washing my face twice, which first removes any pollution and then gets to cleaning the skin proper. I like the results of this cleanser better than my regular Dermalogica routine.

I also received a cream cleanser which I’ve had no experience with before. I wasn’t even sure how to use cream cleanser until a few months ago. I’ve used the product a couple of times. It’s great for those late nights when you just want to fall into bed but you know you should wash your face. You just rub some in and then tissue it off. It’s very moisturizing since it’s cream based.

The elixirs have different uses. The Calming and Soothing elixir is cream based. The Nourishing and Radiance & Youth elixir are oil based. I really don’t pay attention enough to notice the difference between the Calming and Soothing and Radiance & Youth elixirs. However, the Nourishing elixir is just that. You use it at night and it’s super moisturizing. Perfect for Canadian winters and my dry apartment.

There are 3 types of moisturizing creams, a fluid, cream and night cream. The night cream is used with the Nourishing elixir. The fluid moisturizer is a lighter version of the cream moisturizer. The differences between the cleaners and moisturizers are all about personal preference. I prefer the foam and the fluid myself. All of the products in the line are quite gentle. I like the matte finish of the Stella products as the Dermalogica ones were always a little shiny.

Well readers, I’ve been given a coupon for Care by Stella McCartney that you can redeem at The Bay. Just print it off, it expires in January, 2009

The Gap will never get my valuable customer data again.

I’m pissed off with the Gap right now. If you shop there regularly, you know that sometimes you will get a survey request and in return you receive 20% off regular priced merchandise. I’ve been told by Gap employees that this feedback is very important to the stores and that my information is valuable, hence the discount for completing the survey. Apparently, head office doesn’t think so.

I decided I was going to use my 20% off to buy one of the Designer Collection white shirts. I even stood in line to try the damn thing on and stood in line to pay for the thing, only to be told, very nicely btw, that that discount is not valid for the shirt. I was pissed, but didn’t take it out on the poor gay boy behind the counter but what a waste of my time and effort.

I’ve attached a copy of the receipt to make a fucking point. There is nowhere on this receipt that lists the restrictions on what you can’t purchase, all it says is regularly priced merchandise. The shirt was not on sale. I probably really could have made a stink about it in the store and gotten the discount, but I’m not like that. Besides this blog has much farther reach than a few people hearing me chew out some poor slop that is just doing what they told him to.

GapThe Gap will never get my valuable customer data again
You see, no restrictions listed.

I will never fill out one of these surveys again.

Bamboo Closet discount coupon

I’ve featured Bamboo Closet on the blog before. I have a discount to their shop for you, my readers.

We’re delighted to offer a special 15% off coupon to your readers valid for the whole summer (ends August 30, 2007)! Visitors to your site can simply enter the following code at the shopping cart checkout to avail of the summer discount: SUMMER07

Bamboo Closet Silver Clutch

I love this clutch. It would solve my silver handbag issue; I don’t have one to match my shoes. 🙂

The Honeyroom

Andrea dropped me an email to let me know about her online store, The Honeyroom. She offers eclectic accessories and tshirts. I checked out her online boutique and she’s definitely hit on some trends with her offerings.

1. Strawberries – Andrea has this covered with red and black necklaces for sale.

2. Owls – She’s tapped into the Owl trend with necklaces in gold, brass and silver. I actually own an owl necklace very similar to the silver version Andrea sells. There are some Owl earrings too.

The items I want are the wide yellow belt and this Burnt Orange shopper handbag.

She is currently running a promotion. You get 15% off on orders of $40 more. Just enter the code honey1978 at checkout.

i want…

A bag by Renee Davide
I love the shape and minimal nature of this tote. The colour is amazing and I love the white thread detail. A red bag is classic and paired with some red shoes, love that. I have a perfect pair of boots to go with this bag, sigh