My Beauty Favorites — Week of January 16-22, 2017

So we got through this week, yeah!  Even though this week may have been a bit stressful, I still have been testing some amazing beauty products and enjoying them!

My faves include a gorgeous cream eyeliner, products to help keep your hands smooth in the elements and a matte lipstick:


jane iredale Mystikol® eyeliners
jane iredale Mystikol® eyeliners

jane iredale Mystikol eyeliners ($24 USD) —  Create the sexy look you love with new improved Mystikol Powdered Eyeliners! The built-in brush makes a perfect line or smudged-out smoky eye. The powder/cream formula makes a shadow that won’t fade, crease or smear.

I love the creamy texture of these liners.  Applying with the brush is so easy, the liner just glides across my lid.  I could even make a cat’s eye with it, and I am not the best at that!  All of the colors are gorgeous and so wearable.  My favorite is Dark Topaz, but I love Amethyst and Smoky Quartz, too.  I don’t usually wear black eyeliner, but the Onyx is a beautiful pure black.

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Hand Care
Hand Care

During the cold weather, it’s so important to it’s important to maintain a good moisturizing routine to keep hands soft and healthy. Here are three products (including a set of natural emollient infused gloves!) which contain essential ingredients like Cocoa Seed Butter, Cucumber and Avocado that will soothe hands all season long.

Arbonne FC5® Ultra-Hydrating Hand Crème ($24 at This lightweight cream moisturizes deeply, leaving hands feeling soft, smooth and well-hydrated. Infused with Kiwi, a powerful antioxidant source which works to hydrate the skin. Cucumber and Watercress help even skin tone while Birch and Clover extracts work to improve the appearance of skin clarity

Borghese Splendide Mani Brilliante Brightening Hand Crème ($35 at This rapidly-absorbing formula is infused with Cocoa Seed Butter which saturates skin in moisture while advanced natural plant Cell Culture helps to restore and provide smooth skin.

Borghese Spa Mani Brillante Brightening Gloves ($50 at These specially- formulated gloves are infused with rich, natural emollients, including Jojoba Seed, Avocado, and Olive Fruit Oils which improve skin’s texture and tone. Octadecenedioic Acid helps to brighten, clarify and impart luminance. Dry hands are quenched and relieved at once, revealing a soft-silken appearance.

The lipstick revolution goes matte! Rimmel London introduces The Only 1 Matte Lipstick, a new-generation, all-in-one matte lipstick that delivers long-lasting, non-drying colour, moisture and wear.

Available in 10 new matte shades in a range of pinks, nudes, brights and deeps. I have Salute and Trendsetter — a rosy pink and a gorgeous nude. They are a hydrating matte and feel as good as they look.  They don’t dry down like a liquid matte, but as I don’t like those, this is the perfect way to get a matte lip!  The only think I don’t care for is the scent.  It’s really synthetic and a bit chemical.  But it does fade.  If they fix the scent, these will be some of my favorite lipsticks out there!

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What products are you loving this week?


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