Saturday, January 31, 2009

Parlez Vous Francais? Votre Vu Speaks It Beautifully

This past Thursday night, I attended a launch party for a fabulous new line of skincare, bodycare and haircare products called Votre Vu. The products are made in France but the company is based here in the good ole US of A. These products are made with the same fine, natural ingredients that you would find in other luxury products sold at high end department stores like Neiman's and Nordstrom.

However, mes amies, Votre Vu's products are priced at a fraction of the cost of those other French lines. The products range anywhere from $19 to $ least half the price of Sisley, La Mer and Clarins. Now, I will admit the base price of each item is higher than the other products I've reviewed so far in Beauty on the Cheap, however, there are some awesome deals to be had!

First of all, Preferred Members can take 10% off every retail priced purchase AND for every two items purchased at 10% off, you can choose a third item (even the most expensive one!) at 50% 0ff. There is a cost of $29.95 to become a Preferred Member but you can easily earn that money back in savings with your first order.

Here are a few of the best products I tried at the launch party:
Fleur Blanc Tonic - a moisturizing toner with gentle astringent properites of the White Lily. The scent and the feel of this product are heavenly. Retail cost (before any discounts) is $25.

Attentive Lait Pour Le Visage for Sensitive Skin - this creamy blue cleanser will remove makeup and other impurities while leaving your skin clean and fresh but not tight or red. This cleanser is $29 before discounts.

Luxee Yeux Eye Beauty Balm - this miracle worker promises to battle the three prominent signs of aging: moisture loss, collagen breakdown and free-radical damage. It is too early to tell if this indeed will help my aging orbitals, but I will tell you this balm soothed the fine lines under my eyes and over my lips immediately. (It is also great for cracking cuticles.) I love its consistency versus eye creams that are so heavy they migrate into the eyes and irritate them. Luxee Yeux costs $69 but if you are a Preferred Member, you could get it for half off as your third product!

Last but not least is Portrait Collar Restorative Neck Creme. Once you get to be on the back nine of your 40's, your neck starts to sag worse than the rest of your body. If you don't want to look like a turkey by next Thanksgiving, then I recommend you start using this product tout suite. The skin on your neck is thicker and heavier than the skin on your face, so you need a richer cream to do the heavy lifting. Don't worry though, it absorbs quickly so you won't have to worry about any residue on your turtleneck. This gem is $49 before the Preferred Member discount.

You can view the entire line and order products from this website: If you really need cash to support your beauty habit, you can sign up to sell Votre Vu too.

Have no fear, Beauty Junkies, I will continue to review all the great, cheap products I find at the drugstore including cosmetics.

Please post your response or questions. I love to hear what you think or to hear what products you like!

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