Don’t you just hate it when your foundation is discontinued?

It is SO frustrating when the foundation makeup you use is discontinued. It’s not only the shade that you have to match but also the consistency that works with your skin type that makes it SO hard to find right foundation for you in the first place. Something that lasts and looks good all day, is natural looking AND made from healthy ingredients is even harder to find.

Right now the product I use daily (Sand Jojoba base) has been sent off to the new “vintage” section but my history with Everyday Minerals involves them discontinuing the very product I use and it’s happened more than once now.

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Someone has already asked which shade in the new line is equivalent and although I appreciate their honesty, it’s also frustrating that there is no equivalent to this shade in the new line.

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I have submitted that question though asking whether or not they are expecting to discontinue it in the foreseeable future. We’ll see if they respond.

But if the answer is that they think they might discontinue it then I’m probably going to give up and jump ship for something that’s a little more consistent. Probably the W3LL People foundation stick even though I’ve grown fond of powder foundations and haven’t wanted to go back to a cream.

3 times … If Everyday Minerals discontinues the Sand jojoba base this will be the third time they’ve discontinued my staple foundation / base shade and made me have to find a new one.(They’ve also discontinued several of my favorite bronzers over the years as well.) I love their products but this is just one of those items I don’t want to HAVE to find a replacement shade for. Foundation is a staple and not something I change up. Even with samples though it’s a pain to go through and test. I AM ordering samples of the new jojoba base though… probably because I’m a sucker… or at least I feel like a sucker…

UPDATE: fingers crossed… they’re going to continue to make small batches of this foundation…

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ClothingCult’s Giveaway
Thanksgiving 2012 – Birchbox Samples


This giveaway has ended – Winner: Julie


EDITED – Since no one has entered any of the contests yet and I was going to end them tomorrow I’ve decided to consolidate them all into one prize. Winner takes all. New giveaway: This contest ends on: 11/28/2012 12:01am EST

ENTER AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST – Comment on the blog & entry in the giveaway form.

So I have all of these samples that have been unused and are just taking up space. Some I won’t use simply because they have dimethicone in them (cones break ME out but they might not break you out.) Others I haven’t used because they aren’t my cup of tea (synthetic perfumes.) BUT I know that many of you might be interested in having these samples.

SO I’m going to do a giveaway of Birchbox samples I haven’t even touched (ok, I’ve touched the packaging here but you get my point.)

Why is this a Thanksgiving givaway? Because I will be thankful for some extra storage space and you will be thankful to have some fun goodies. Yeah, I know, not entirely the theme of Thanksgiving (thankful for what you have) but I do really want to reclaim some storage space.


So here’s how it’s going to work: We have four boxes and thus four giveaways you can enter. Each person can enter all four giveaways once.

These contests start on: 11/19/2012 12:01am EST
These contests end on: 11/26/2012 12:01am EST

This contest ends on: 11/28/2012 12:01am EST
These contests are open to all residents of the continental United States (sorry Alaska & Hawaii! Shipping can get expensive!)

There are two things you have to do for an entry:

  1. You will need to leave a comment in the comment section below describing your favorite product ever. It can be hair care, moisturizer, lipstick, whatever floats your boat. Just leave a comment on what is your favorite item. One comment can be used for all four contests.
  2. You will need to follow the giveaway link and follow the directions to complete your entries.

The four boxes (now one giveaway) – all items are samples, not full size:

  1. The jouer & makeup box:
    1. Jouer Lip Enhancer Conditioning Lip Treatment
    2. Jouer Body Butter
    3. Jouer Luminizing Mosture Tint
    4. Stila All Over Liquid Luminizer in Rose Gold Shimmer
    5. Dr.Jart+ BB Beauty Balm Multi-action skin care + makeup
    6. Laura Geller Spackle tinted under make-up primer in bronze
    7. Chantecaille lip gloss
    8. Colorscience Pro Sunforgettable Mineral Powder
    9. Everyday Minerals Once & Again blush
    10. Everyday Minerals powder foundations in: Light Medium original glo, Medium in semi-matte, Medium Beige in semi-matte, Multi-taking Neutral in matte
  2. The hair care box:
    1. Ouidad Moisture Lock Leave-in Conditioner
    2. Oscar Blandi Protein Mist for Restyling Hair
    3. Mythic Oil treatment
    4. Orofluido treatment
    5. DermOrganic Argan Oil leave-in hair treatment
    6. Fekkai Advanced Essential Shea shampoo & conditioner
  3. The moisturizer box:
    1. Kiehl’s Creme de Corps
    2. Masqueology 7d moisturizer
    3. Masqueology masque cleanse
    4. Masqueology revitalizing eye gel
    5. Sarah McNamara Miracle Skin Transformer Face & Body SPF 20
    6. Ahava Mineral Hand Cream
    7. Scalisi Skincare Anti-aging Moisturizer
    8. Borghese Moisture Intensifier
    9. DDF Wrinkle Resist Plus Pore Minimizer
  4. The perfume box:
    1. Harvey Prince eau flirt sample
    2. MCMC Pheonix sample
    3. BVLGARI Mon Jasmin Noir sample
    4. Viva La Juicy La Fleur sample


I think that’s it! One winner takes all will be randomly chosen on November 28th 2012. Have fun and share it with your friends!

Enter here:

Thanksgiving 2012 giveaway – click here to enter