Monday, August 13, 2018

BOUTIQUE at Cosmoprof North America: Beauty Your Way, For a Cause! plus a GIVEAWAY


Greetings, dear readers, and happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and your week is off to a fabulous start! I have a lot of content from Cosmoprof North America to share with you still, so let's dive in on another one!

BOUTIQUE is a sampling bar located in the foyer area. Show organizers select 20 companies to feature their star product, and show attendees are invited to create their own custom box of 7 samples for a $10 donation. Net proceeds from this year's show were donated to Look Good Feel Better. This non-medical program teaches beauty techniques to women with cancer that are undergoing chemotherapy, radiation, and other forms of treatments. Lessons include skin care and cosmetics, nails, styling and accessories, and wigs and turbans, providing women the opportunity to have some normalcy in their lives during a difficult time.


Check it out! The Daily Nail visited BOUTIQUE as well, and here she is checking out the product offerings to curate her own boxes!


Packaging together a BOUTIQUE sampling bar box!


I always look forward to checking out the sampling bar and curating my own box. I enjoy getting to try out new-to-me products, but more importantly, I love that funds are going to such a worthwhile cause.

This is the box I curated for myself! Here are the contents and details about what I selected:

Brilliantly Brightening Facial Scrub
This all natural scrub utilizes sea kelp and lemon peel to gently exfoliate while French green clay detoxifies and Madonna lily brightens.

Sebium MAT Control
Sebium MAT Control by Bioderma is a moisturizing serum with 8-hour MAT & SMOOTH Technology that regulates shine, refines the skin texture and tightens pores.

Quinoa Sample Kit
The Ultimate hair care series for dry hair. Formulated with quinoa extract, oils, water and vitamins that rebuild amino acid bonds while re-hydrating the hair fibers leaving them strong, soft and shiny.

Lip Hints Conditioning Lip Balm
A rich, melting balm incorporating pure and mineral pigments that nourishes, soothes, deeply hydrates, and primes lips. Available in Sheer, Nude, Berry, and Plum. 

Birdseed Detoxifying Face Scrub
Our detoxifying face scrub exfoliates while stimulating collagen production and blood flow resulting in youthful, feather soft skin. Non-GMO and infused with rose quartz crystals.

Watermelon Energizing Aqua Balm
A lightweight, oil-free gel-cream balm that instantly energizes, refreshes, and soothes skin while providing hydration. Packed with vitamins A, B, C and antioxidants vital for skin health.

Rejuvenating Day Cream
Only medical grade skincare formulated with natural/non-toxic ingredients line sold through physician's offices. Anchored by proprietary enzyme that exfoliates and reduces inflammation with no irritation.


Below were the other items offered at BOUTIQUE this year:

Youthboost Diamond Moisturizing Cream
Saturate your skin in luxurious diamond dust and nourishing caviar extract to reveal supple, radiant, younger-looking skin and 24-hour hydration.

Dream Water Powder
The proprietary SleepStat natural blend of GABA, melatonin, and 5-HTP is a gluten-free powder sleep aid. Take with or without water.

Treat Love & Color
One-step strength + color formula treats dry, brittle nails in one week. Essie TREAT LOVE & COLOR fuses benefits of active ingredients + iconic Essie color.

My Skin & Co.
The best product ever for ingrown hairs, razor bumps, red bumps and inflammation. Use after waxing or shaving.

Pistachio Oil Hair Treatment
Unique, lightweight formula infused with pistachio oil provides the essential omega 3-6-9 complex, repairing and protecting hair with long-term luxurious conditioning. Expect frizz-free, high-shine finish.

Nourishing Cuticle Oil
Infused with Londontown's proprietary Florium Complex blend, this non-greasy oil instantly hydrates and moisturizes the entire cuticle, softening even the driest skin. Vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free.

Organic Shampoo and Conditioner
Infused with beneficial, botanical ingredients that will leave your hair moisturized, healthy and shiny. Safe for all hair types. No petroleum, sulfates or parabens.

Oh K! Gold Under Eye Mask
Features two under-eye gel patches. Enriched with gold extract to rejuvenate under your eyes. Made with honey to add an added boost of moisture.

Viso Face
Handmade, certified organic, clinically-tested flagship anti-aging face oil from award-winning, celebrity MD-backed formulator. Raw ingredients used by indigenous natives across the globe.

Sample Pack
Sample pack contains: 1 Rice Extract Light Hydrating Lotion, 1 Rice Extract Hydrating Lotion, 1 Rice Extract Hyrating Toner, and 1 Rice Extract Cleaning Water

Glamolash Mini Mascara XXL
Intensified color concentration for extreme black lashes with supercharged volume. The long-wear formula ensures lashes are maximized from day to night.

3-Step Brightening Charcoal Mask
Skinesque's travel friendly 3-step Brightening Charcoal Mask is a complete facial treatment consisting of a gentle foaming cleanser, hydrating essence, and brightening/detoxifying charcoal mask.

Veneffect Pore Minimizing Cleanser
This multitasking, gentle foaming gel cleanser instantly whisks away everyday impurities, removes excess sebum, reduces pore size and infuses skin with phyto-nutrients and essential hydration.

As you can tell from my selections and the list above, this year's sample offerings were very heavily biased towards skincare. I actually really love skincare items so I am excited to try out my picks.

In addition to my own BOUTIQUE box, I picked up a second one to giveaway to one of you!


The giveaway box is almost identical to my own with one exception: instead of the Pūr-lisse Watermelon Energizing Aqua Balm, I picked up the Cirem Youthboost Diamond Moisturizing Cream. Cirem was one of the brands that made my Top 15 list from the show, and I really wanted to include their product offering in the giveaway box.

Giveaway is open worldwide to participants age 18 years and older. Enter via the rafflecopter widget located below. Best of luck!

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34 comments

  1. The boutique is always so much fun! It looks like there were a ton of great picks this year.

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  2. You know I love Boutique like crazy! The box itself was really cute too! Cirem and O'O were my stand outs this year!

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  3. I say review skincare first.
    Looks like you had a lot of fun!

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  4. Purlisse is a brand I discovered earlier this year and their B.B. Cream is amazing! I’d love to try that watermelon product from them. The boutique is a great way to do that.

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  5. I am such a skin care junky, would love to hear your thoughts on the skin products!

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  6. I'd definitely be at the boutique especially knowing that the proceeds went to Look Good Feel Better. Fun box for you and someone is going to love winning one too.

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  7. I always browsed this boutique bar. I would love to see makeup posts from CPNA!

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  8. How fun! Neat idea/concept and it looks like it would be a fun time!

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  9. I remember the boutique! Always a long line there, but totally worth it.

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  10. My favorite reviews are haircare followed by skincare.

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  11. How fun! Looks like you had a great time.

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  12. I love the Boutique!!! So many great brands and a great cause, win win!!!

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  13. What a fun concept! Look Good Feel Better is doing invaluable service, and I try to help out by buying some of their makeup brushes once in a while. I love that you included known brands such as Bioderma and Mychelle, and some new names as well. You picked a luxurious, nourishing spa-box. Do tell us how you get on with these products!

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  14. Looks like you had a really fun time.. These look great. Have heard so much about Boutique..just can't wait to visit..

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  15. I like skincare first :) I've been really liking your posts lately

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  16. I think I'd like to see makeup first, then skincare.

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  17. I like to see cosmetics first. I love skincare too, but I only need a few good products. When it comes to makeup the possibilities are endless!

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  18. My favorite reviews are makeup followed by skincare.

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  19. I would love to see makeup reviews from CPNA!

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  20. I am most interested in skincare products, makeup next. I love the whole selection!

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  21. I say makeup first, then haircare.

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  22. I would love you to review Hair Care!

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  23. I enjoy makeup reviews most - swatching and application hints.

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  24. This Boutique looks like fun. I am going to check online to see if they have one coming to my area. I would like to see skin care and make up reviews.

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  25. Not sure why I say this way HAIR, SKIN, MAKEUP

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  26. I'd love to have you review Skincare first, then proceed to makeup and then to hair. :)

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  27. My favorite reviews are skin care .

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  28. I'd be more interested in hair care products so maybe try that next!?!

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  29. A few skincare posts would be great! There's always so many new products, it's hard to really tell which are good with testing them in store...

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