Product Round-Up — My Fave Beauty Things Week of November 17—23, 2014

It’s almost Thanksgiving!  Can you believe it?  Are you looking forward to turkey day?  And more importantly, have you changed up your look for the fall/winter yet?

This week, I have been loving fall inspired beauty products, a great new brow gel, a nourishing facial oil, pretty new makeup and great products to keep hair in place this winter.

Get ready for the flavors of Thanksgiving with festive Burt’s Bees products.

Burt’s Bees Pumpkin Lip Balm ($2.99 USD) — Indulge in your cold weather cravings with this 100% natural lip balm. Burt’s Bees Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm is infused with creamy pumpkin and a touch of spice, plus naturally conditioning beeswax and beneficial nutrients, to leave your lips delicious and hydrated. Stash this lip balm tube in your purse or pocket for anytime dry lip therapy. It’s free of parabens, phthalates, petrolatum and SLS. Burt’s Bees lip conditioners are available in a variety of other fun flavors. Spread on a little TLC with Burt’s Bees moisturizing lip balm.

Burt’s Bees Cranberry & Pomegranate Sugar Scrub ($10.49 USD for 8 oz) — The ultimate sugar fix. Exfoliating crystals mingle with Pomegranate Oil, Cranberry Seed, and Shea Butter to gently polish and condition your skin. Leaving it feeling healthy, smooth and beautifully glowing. It’s the sweetest kind of clean!

What I think: Both of these smell amazing! The lip balm is very moisturizing and smells like pumpkin pie, yum!  And the scrub is very tangy-scented and is great for removing your dry fall/winter skin!

You can purchase both of these products at Target stores and

It Cosmetics Build-A-Brow Waterproof 5-in-1 Micro-Fiber Crème Gel Stain
It Cosmetics Build-A-Brow Waterproof 5-in-1 Micro-Fiber Crème Gel Stain

It Cosmetics Build-A-Brow Waterproof 5-in-1 Micro-Fiber Crème Gel Stain ($29, on sale for $26.36) — Build-A-Brow Waterproof 5-in-1 Creme Gel Stain combines five different technologies that help you to create, shape, and define your eyebrows. It’s your building fibers, taming creme gel, fill-in powder, and long-wear stain all in one step! This waterproof, 24-hour-wear, budge-proof formula is housed in a glass jar with a specially designed lid.


  • 0.12-oz Build-A-Brow Waterproof 5-in-1 Creme Gel Stain
  • Heavenly Luxe Build-A-Brow Brush

What I think: I received this in Universal Taupe which is too light for me (my brows are almost black), but I tried it and it did cover well and last a very long time.  I do love how blendable it is and it looks very natural on.

Available in 5 shades at

Marula Pure Marula Facial Oil
Marula Pure Marula Facial Oil

Marula Pure Marula Facial Oil ($78 for 1.69 oz, $58 for 1 oz, $15 for .23 oz) — Specially formulated for the face and neck, premium Marula Oil is a naturally soothing treatment that provides intense hydration, protection, and rejuvenation to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for soft, radiant skin. It is suitable for all skin types and contains a high content of fatty acids, resulting in fast absorption to leave skin smooth with a matte finish. Clinically proven to contain a great deal of antioxidants and omega acids, it can be used alone as a highly effective antiaging moisturizer, added to other facial products to boost their efficacy, soothe skin after facial treatments or sunburn, or used as a perfect makeup primer. The deliciously fresh scent that stems from a one percent essential oil blend and provides a total sensory experience upon application, then dissipates so it won’t fight your fragrance.

What I think: My skin has been a bit chapped lately.  This oil soothes chapped and red skin.  The scent is mild and warm, very nice.  I use it on my face, but it is also great for cuticles!

Purchase at

Laura Geller Spackle Supercharged Fortified Under Make-Up Primer ($30 USD) — Award-winning primer creates a flawless canvas so make-up glides on and looks freshly-applied for hours—now SUPERCHARGED with soothing botanicals and age-fighting antioxidants that help promote skin elasticity and protect from free radicals: DC Detoxdefense™ (a powerful cocktail of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and phospholipids), polyphenol-rich Wine Extract and Resveratrol, plus Aloe, Beet Root, Centella Asiatica and White Tea Extracts.

Laura Geller Baked Monochromatic Blushes ($27.50 USD) — this velvety-smooth powder is made in Italy with an amazing process that starts as a blended liquid pigment that is baked for 24 hours on a terracotta pan. Its sateen formula is paraben-free and contains the antioxidant protection of Centella Asiatica and White Tea Extracts.

Laura Geller Love Me Dew Moisturizing Lip Crayon ($16 USD) — A juicy way to love your lips! Infused with Vitamin E, Love Me Dew features an ultra-hydrating, healing formula with a luxurious balm-like texture. Shiny color wears comfortably—never dry or sticky! This convenient chubby stick never needs sharpening and is perfect for touch-ups on the go.

What I think:  I have been focusing on my skin lately.  The cold air makes it red and splotchy. This primer helps even my skin tone and the blush give a pretty flush after I apply foundation.  I love the lip crayon in Plum Freeze for a pretty pop of color.

Available at

Keeping the flyaways at bay is so important in the cold air. John Frieda has some extremely effective products and tools at great prices!

John Frieda Frizz Ease 6 Effects original Hair Serum (approx. $9.99 USD) –Best-in-class frizzeliminator seals the hair cuticle to smooth medium to coarse hair and repair damage.An exceptional blend of silicones instantly eliminates frizz and transforms dry, brittle hair into soft, smooth strands.


John Frieda Frizz Ease Secret Weapon (approx. $5.99 USD) — Versatile crème, applied to dried hair, instantly transforms puffy, parched hair into a perfectly smooth, supple, shiny finished texture.Instantly smoothes hair andcamouflagesfrizzy ends for a flawless, shiny finish. Use anytime, anywhere.


John Frieda Sleek Finish Hair Brush (approx. $19.99 USD) — The metal bristles in the cushion and the central position of the ion generator, when placed close to the scalp, increases the antistatic benefits. Ball-tipped bristles and flexible cushion base for optimal comfort. Ion emission indicator light (LED). On/off switch. Ergonomically designed handle for comfort grip. Reduces frizz and static, leaving hair shiny looking and more manageable. Ionic antistatic technology. Double-sided ion generator.

What I think: I received these items to help keep my hair looking fab through the holdiays and winter.  The brush is so cool.  My whole family has tried it and it makes all types of hair instantly smooth and shiny.  We all love it (and it would make a great gift)

After washing my hair today, I applied the serum to my wet hair.  When it dried, it was so soft and shiny!  I then applied a little Secret Weapon to my dry hair to make it look even better (keep in mind that my hair is usually a dry, frizzy mess)!

These products are available at mass market retailers near you.  Learn more at

What products are you loving this week?!







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