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I know, I know. A celebrity endorsing and/or creating a beauty product line isn’t the most promising thing in the world. Sometimes I almost feel like a celeb involved in the process automatically makes me suspicious.

Nuance by Salma Hayek is a beauty line created by, you guessed it, Salma Hayek. It debuted in 2011 and is available exclusively at CVS Drugstores.

A long, long time ago, in a land not so far away, Birchbox sent me an email regarding a special box filled with Nuance products. Did I want to opt-in? This wouldn’t replace my regular monthly box, they assured me, but was a “bonus” box. Of course I said yes – I’m not one to turn down bonus anything, much less beauty products.

I had almost forgotten about the email, when out of the blue, my Nuance/Birchbox box arrived, filled with goodies:

Nuance ABMThe shampoo/conditioner were travel sized, as was the AM/PM Cream. Both were generously sized, though. The body cream was full size (yay!) as was the eye trio. And the best part? I LOVED all of the products. After reading up a bit more on the brand and the incredible thought-process that went into it, I was convinced that this was the real deal.

My Nuance Birchbox included a coupon, and I purchased a full-sized shampoo and conditioner with it – the Raw Honey line. I really wish I could find the body and makeup products, but all of the stores in my area seem to only carry the skincare and haircare items.

A few weeks ago, (pre-no-buy month, rest assured!! Day 9 & still kicking on the no-buy front.) I had some ExtraBucks burning a hole in my pocket, the entire Nuance line was on sale, AND I had a special coupon from the in-store kiosk, so I snagged these resurfacing skincare wipes. I’ve used them a few times already and they really seem like they are making my skin more “glow-y” and youthful looking. Will continue to use regularly and report back on the results soon.

Do you have a CVS store near you? Have you tried Nuance, and if so, what did you think about it? Has anyone been able to track down the makeup products in person??

Cheers!
birdie

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