Holiday Gift Guide — Gorgeous Beauty Gifts

Still looking for that perfect beauty gift or stocking stuffer?  I have some great choices for all price ranges today.

I usually do a favorites post on Sundays, but instead I am featuring gorgeous makeup, body care and an amazing skincare set that will makeup perfect gifts for any beauty junkie you love:

The Meaningful Beauty Beyond Starter Kit

The Meaningful Beauty Beyond Starter Kit ($50 USD) — Keep your skin merry and bright this holiday season with Meaningful Beauty by Cindy Crawford. Infused with powerful antioxidants and anti-aging technology, The Meaningful Beauty Beyond Starter Kit includes a 4 step regimen that will keep you glowing all winter long while revealing a perfectly polished, radiant complexion. The kit includes:

Youth Activating Melon Serum harnesses the anti-aging power of Meaningful Beauty while leaving the skin looking and feeling younger with twice daily use.

Intensive Triple Exfoliating Treatment works hard to give you spa-at-home results with no down time. Simply use twice weekly in the shower to banish dull, rough texture, dirt and impurities and reveal more visibly smooth and supple skin.

Environmental Protecting Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is a multi-tasking moisturizer designed to visibly firm, plump and hydrate the skin and to reduce environmentally induced damage that can lead to the visible signs of premature aging.

Overnight Retinol Repairing Crème is an intensely hydrating overnight that helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and increases the look of visible firmness and impart a smooth overall texture.

Purchase at Ulta and Ulta.com

 

Merle Norman Holiday 2017

Merle Norman Lush Lips Gift Set ($36 USD) Prep lips for a kiss with Merle Norman’s nourishing Lip Revive and an assortment of lip color treats. Top-selling Lip Pencil Plus in Mocha and Tender Kiss are paired with Creamy Lipcolor in Gold Illusion. This new, innovative limited edition shade adds a shimmer to any lip color or can be worn alone for a light blush of shimmering color.

Merle Norman It’s In The Eyes Gift Set ($66 USD) — Make an entrance with Irresistible Eyes. This set features limited-edition Soft Touch Eye Pencil Duos in
Meteor/Bordeaux and Pacific/Lilac, a full retail-size Mascara Primer and the Fat Lash Mascara Black.

Merle Norman Blissful Body Butters Gift Set ($25 USD) — Soften and smooth skin all over with this ultra-rich set of body butters in 3 delectable flavors that smell like your favorite holiday desserts! Cocoa & Vanilla, Apple & Cinnamon, and Sugar Cookie make the perfect.

Available exclusively at Merle Norman Studios beginning November 1st

 

Sephora Collection Easy on the Eyes Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora Collection Easy on the Eyes Eyeshadow Palette ($36, on sale now for $25 USD) — This palette of 30 shades in not-quite nudes with matte and metallic finishes creates flattering looks that are anything but ordinary. Shades are grouped by tone and depth, making it easy to find a custom color just for you. Large matte pans are used as a base, while smaller pans offer subtle pops of color in matte and metallic finishes. Whether your look is natural or bold, fair or deep, you’ll be sure to find color combinations that must have been made just for you.

Purchase at Sephora

Pixi Beauty Lid Lovelies Eye Shadow ($22 USD)  — A swish of these shadows illuminates eyes while adding depth & dimension. These 18 soft silky eye shades come in a natural mineral formula. Blend with a fluffy eye brush for a sheer natural looking effect.

Pixi Beauty Endless Silky Eye Pen Trio ($14 USD) — This limited edition kit includes some of our classic bestselling shades. Included is a limited edition colour exclusive to this kit in our bestselling award winning formula. Replace cap after use. Paraben Free

Purchase at http://www.pixibeauty.com

ybf Your Best Friend majestic matte lip collection

ybf Your Best Friend majestic matte lip collection ($28.80 USD) — A glorious girlfriend such as yourself deserves lips that can last while you’re taking names and conquering your dream! From all of us at ybf, we declare that all girlfriends near and far shall love their lips in our new majestic matte lip. Let your lips do the talking, girlfriend; they’ll love the all-day stay! This new formula bonds to your lovely lippies the way girlfriends bond to each other. This lip is going to stay put through your morning (and afternoon!) coffee. That’s a matte-er of fact!

Colours:
peachy keen
proud pink
magnificent magenta
awe-inspiring apple

Available at http://www.ybfbeauty.com

Buxom Lips Off Leash

Buxom Lips Off Leash ($59 USD) — This 15-piece mix of lip plumpers includes shimmer-shine lip polishes and glassy-smooth lip creams for two different finishes. With lip-loving vitamins and richly pigmented color, this collection is formulated with a unique peptide and hyaluronic acid booster to help stimulate collagen, build volume, and plump look of lips without irritation.

This set contains:
– 7 x 0.07 oz/ 2 mL Lip Polish in Brooke, Clair, Sophia, Jasmine, Stacy, Jill, Kayla
– 8 x 0.07 oz/ 2 mL Lip Cream in Pink Champagne, Peach Dacquiri, Dolly, Mudslide, Berry Bramble, Wild Orchid, Cherry Flip, Sangria

Purchase at Sephora stores and Sephora.com

Sephora Puff & Shine Shimmery Body Powder

Sephora Puff & Shine Shimmery Body Powder ($13 USD) — This shimmering loose powder with subtle color is perfect for lighting up features. With a super-soft brush, it’s easy to apply to the body, face, and hair for a light sparkle that amps up any look for the holidays.

Purchase at sephora.com and Sephora stores

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Mini Sets ($9.99 USD) — Jazz up those tips and get jolly with the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure™ holiday collection of mini sets; quaint quartets of festive polishes in festive hues. The Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure™ offers 7 benefits in 1 bottle, allowing you to skip the salon, for a party ready manicure. The chip-resistant polish with Keratin features all of the elements you know and need: base coat, strengthener, growth treatment, salon color in chic shades, top coat, and gel shine finish. The Complete Salon Manicure mini sets are ideal for stocking stuffers and holiday gift exchanges- or just a treat for a bit of self-indulgence.
Sally Hansen Vitamin E Nail & Cuticle Oil in Peppermint and Vanilla Buttercream, ($6.99 each USD) — For a limited time only, Sally Hansen’s Vitamin E Nail & Cuticle Oils come in two delicious holiday scents. The oils are available in either tasty vanilla buttercream or refreshing peppermint. Indulge your senses with the creamy and merry aromas that celebrate the holiday spirit. Your cuticles and nails crave moisture and protection during the cold holiday season, so grab these Sally Hansen Vitamin E Nail & Cuticle Oils for the perfect stocking stuffer gift. Enriched with a natural essential oil complex with Vitamin E, its formula leaves skin and nails feeling hydrated, soft, and healthy while helping to protect nails.
Purchase at a mass market retailer near you.
What fabulous beauty gifts are you giving – or wanting – this year?

Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2017 Beauty Deals!

It’s Black Friday!  Yay!  I hope you had a great Thanksgiving, now it’s time to shop!

Below are great bath and body, home and hair deals that will save you some serious cash:

KORRES Head to Toe Hydration
KORRES is hosting some amazing deals on korresusa.com just in time for the holidays with their Black Friday & Cyber Monday discounts; you won’t want to miss out.
BLACK FRIDAY: exclusive discounted bundles up to 60% off for the entire weekend (11/24 – 11/26) Bundles include KORRES Head to Toe Hydration$68 ($137 value). Includes:
  • Two showergels (vanilla guava, white grape)
  • Two body butters (Japanese rose, jasmine)
  • Two Mandarin Lip Butters (Rose, Peach)

CYBER MONDAY: 30% off any purchase for 1 day only with code CYBER.

*Note: Free shipping on any purchase from 11/24 – 11/27.
Josie Maran Whip It Good Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter Duo
Give the gift of hydrated skin this season with Josie Maran’s exclusive Black Friday deal on sephora.com!
“Whip it Good Kit : $15.00 ($24.00 Value):

(2) 2 oz. Whipped Argan Oil Body Butters in Unscented & Vanilla Pear

For Black Friday through Cyber Monday, lifestyle brand Commodity has partnered with The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund to make the world a bit brighter.  From midnight 11/23 to midnight 11/27, 50% of all sales from Commodity.co.uk will be donated to assist victims of Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria. The program is open to all US, UK and EU residents.

Commodity carefully selected the partnership as The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund is committed to ensuring that 100% of every dollar raised goes directly to support the victims, as opposed to administrative funds to support the charity. Additionally, The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund matches all donations that Commodity makes up to $5MM. 

For those who want a little something for themselves, Commodity is offering a covetable gift with purchase – a complimentary 10ml fragrance or bath bar with the purchase of a cozy candle or 100ml fragrance.

Carol’s Daughter Karite Coco Nourishing Gift Set

Carol’s Daughter Black Friday Specials

  •  Date: Mon 11/20 – Thurs 11/23
    • Black Friday Preview – Up to 40% Off + Free Hair Milk Original Travel-Size LIC w/$40
  • Date: Fri 11/24
    • Black Friday – Up to 40% Off + Free Hair Milk Original Travel-Size LIC w/$40 + FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS TODAY ONLY!
  • Date: Sat 11/25-Sun 11/26
    • Black Friday EXTENDED – Up to 40% Off + Free Hair Milk Original Travel-Size LIC w/$40 (limited quantities left!)

Carol’s Daughter Cyber Monday Specials

  • Date: Mon 11/27
    • CYBER MONDAY – Up to 50% Off + Free Monoi Travel-Size LIC w/$35 + FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS TODAY ONLY!
  •  Date: Tue 11/28 – Sun 12/3
    • Cyber Monday EXTENDED – Up to 50% Off + Free Monoi Travel-Size LIC w/$35

Visit the “special offers” section on CarolsDaughter.com for access to savings all season long.

Kneipp

Kneipp’s Black Friday into Cyber Monday beauty sales:

  • Everything in store and online is under $15, excluding gift sets
  • To purchase a Family Loyalty Card, you get an additional 5% off
  • Free Shipping all weekend long!
Every Which OUAI Set

TheOUAI.com: Every Which OUAI Set will be available on TheOUAI.com for Black Friday (11/24) and Cyber Monday (11/27) and they will be offering Free Shipping. It is $85 and includes the Wave Spray, Smooth Spray, Finishing Crème, Rose Hair & Body Oil and clear envelop clutch.

R&Co Death Valley Dry Shampoo

R+Co

BLACK Friday: 20% off on purchases over $50+ PROMO CODE: BLACK20

Cyber Monday: 25% OFF for purchases over $50 – first 100 receive a free travel DEATH VALLEY

Cheers to getting effortlessly glamorous hair with Cuvée Beauty’s weekend deals on cuveebeauty.com!
  • Black Friday:   Complementary 3-piece travel kit with all orders – $36 value
  • Saturday:       Buy More, Get More –
  • $30 purchase, $5 off
  • $75 purchase, $15 off
  • $150 purchase, $40 off
  • Sunday:  Complementary signature-scented candle with all orders – $20 value
  • Cyber Monday:   All orders ship free & IG exclusive deal – 40% off Première Treatment w/promo code – 4 hours only

Holiday Gift Guide 2017 — Affordable Beauty Stocking Stuffers

I have lots of stockings to stuff each year, so I’m always on the look out for fun, inexpensive gifts.   I have three daughters, so beauty gifts are always a great idea!

Below are some great ideas for stockings or small gifts that won’t break the bank:

Sphynz Razor

Sphynz Razor ($14.99 USD) — Gone are the shameful days of missed shave spots! The Sphynx Razor is a new, innovative 3-in-1 on-the-go travel razor that provides a convenient and effective touch up shaving experience when you’re away from home. Each trendy, compact Sphynx contains a refillable water spray bottle, a Shea butter-based moisturizing bar, and two razor blades so you can shave anytime, anywhere.

Toss your Sphynx in your bag whether you’re headed to work, the gym, the beach or vacation. This chic, portable shaving solution is the only all-inclusive system that tackles grooming no matter where you are.

Available online and at retail stores around the country including; Ulta, Urban Outfitters, Free People, Anthropologie, American Eagle Outfitters

Daily Concepts Exfoliating Body Scrubber with Smart Technology ($5 USD) — Regular texture where you need more exfoliation and soft texture for the more gentle parts of your body. (You just need to choose your side.)

Daily Concepts Amazing Make Up Remover ($5 USD) — This cloth is truly amazing with the power to remove all of the days makeup away with just water and a wipe of the cloth! Reduce your waste if you are a disposable makeup cloth user, with the use of this beauty tool you will cut down on your expense and help the Earth by reducing waste!

Daily Concepts Crystal Clear Applicator ($5 USD) — This Silicone foundation applicator is the perfect addition to your makeup routine. Apply makeup with an even and smooth finish with this amazing beauty tool. The Crystal Clear Applicator will also save your foundation as it does not absorb or waste any product. This means all of the makeup goes exactly where you want it with 0 waste! For the most clear and flawless application apply liquid foundation or concealer directly to applicators surface and begin to apply to face or area of your choice in long sweeping motions, fold in the edges and gently dab with the end of applicator to help fill in corners and areas around nose and eyes.

Purchase at http://dailyconcepts.com

Earth Therapeutics Pure fx Cosmetic Brush Set with Charcoal Bristles ($15.99 USD) — This set of five (5) professional quality cosmetic brushes with CARBON PURE™ technology is specially manufactured with purifying bamboo charcoal to apply all types of makeup precisely, efficiently-without the accompanying toxins and impurities. The application is pure, healthy, and most of all, flawless.
Earth Therapeutics Purifying Exfoliating Gloves ($7.99 USD) — These purifying exfoliating gloves are textured to gently scrub away the outer layers of dead skin to unclog pores- while an embedded infusion of medicinal charcoal enhances the cleansing process by drawing out impurities. Specially designed to massage the skin, these exfoliating gloves also stimulate circulation, so skin can breathe freely. After regular periodic use, skin will benefit from the deep clean-feeling soft, smooth, and healthy.

Earth Therapeutics Aloe Moisture Aloe Socks 2 pack Confetti/Grey ($11.99 USD) — Perfect for extending your pedicure – or making you feel as if you’ve just gotten one – these super-plush Aloe Moisture Aloe Socks are infused with natural Aloe Vera and Vitamin E to continually moisturize and pamper feet.

Available at http://www.earththerapeutics.net

 

My Beauty Favorites — November 13-19, 2017

The cold weather is really starting in Kansas City.  To keep my skin hydrated an dlooking good through the cold and holiday stress, I’ve been trying some amazing new products!

Below are some great exfoliating and hydrating products that I have been sent for my honest review:

Looking for the secret behind Kim K’s perfect pout? Recently, Kim Kardashian instagrammed herself wearing the Rodial Dragons Blood Lip Mask ($45 for pack of 8) and has admitted her love for them.

These replenishing bio-cellulose lip masks give an instant moisture boost and comfort and soothe the skin for smoother, younger looking lips. Containing restoring and protecting dragon’s blood extract and hyaluronic acid to plump lip volume through hydration, these masks will mold to your lip shape and take your lip game to a whole new level.

What I think:  This took a little bit to apply.  The gel mask was in between two cloth like papers and it’s very thin.  Once it was on, it felt nice.  It does have a slit in between the lips.  It’s nice that I could move my lips, but the bottom part of the gel kept falling down below my lip and I had to pull it up.  After 15 minutes, I removed the mask and my lips and the skin around them were very smooth. And my lips did look a letter fuller.

Purchase at rodial.co.uk

Skinfix Facial Exfoliating Pads

Skinfix Facial Exfoliating Pads ($24.99 USD) — Banish dullness and reveal smoother, more radiant and healthy skin with Skinfix Facial Exfoliating Pads. Each textured pad is formulated with a blend of natural glycolic, salicylic and lactic acids to gently lift away embedded impurities and spent skin cells. Sugar Cane, Willow Bark and Australian Lime Pearl Extracts deliver natural AHAs to accelerate skin’s own renewal process. Gentle enough for daily use or when skin is tired or dull looking.

What I think: These are used after cleansing the skin.  They are super easy to used, just swipe along face and neck. This leaves skin with a nice glow and doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin.  I exfoliate a few times a week, but this can be done every day.

Purchase at shop-us.skinfixinc.com

Kneip Mini Iris & Geranium Bubbling Mineral Bath Salt

Kneipp Mini Iris & Geranium Bubbling Mineral Bath Salt ($4, on sale down from $5) — Close your eyes and forget about everything around you! A bath with the KNEIPP® IRIS & GERANIUM BUBBLING MINERAL BATH SALT – “RELAX”, with valuable iris extract and natural essential oil of geranium provides the body and mind with a sense of well-being. Nourishing oil prevents your skin from drying out.

What I think:  This smells amazing, it’s a soothing floral.  It does give a little bit of bubbles, but not a ton.  I love how soft it makes my skin.  This is really great for dry skin and when you want to de-stress!

Purchase at http://www.kneipp.com

 

 

Jergens Nourishing Honey Dry Skin Moisturizer.

Jergens Nourishing Honey Dry Skin Moisturizer ($5.99 USD) — Contains naturally hydrating, antioxidant-packed honey. Provides all-day nourishment.  Retains moisture deep within the skin. Refreshes with an invigorating floral scent. Softens skin with a smoothing, non-sticky formula.

What I think: This has a light floral scent which is nice, but a bit surprising because I thought it would be more honey scented.  But it is so hydrating and leaves my skin so soft and not sticky or greasy at all.  It also gives my skin a soft glow.

Available at mass market retailers including Target

Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter

Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter ($35 USD) — A silky, velvety and ultra-hydrating body butter packed with more than 10 plant oils and extracts whipped to a feather-light texture.  100% Pure Argan Oil nourishes and repairs.  Shea Butter moisturizes skin. Avocado Oil helps repair damaged and dry skin. White Tea Extract infuses skin with antioxidants.

What I think:  I love these body butters!  They are super hydrating, but sink right into the skin.  It comes in unscented and lots of choices of yummy scents.  I also like that the argan oil so good for your skin.  It not only instantly hydrates, it continues repairing skin even after application.

Purchase at http://www.josiemarancosmetics.com, QVC and other fine stores.

What products have you been loving this week?

Holiday Gift Guide 2017 — Beauty Gift Sets

It’s time!  This is my first gift guide of the season! I have some great gift ideas to share for the person in your life who loves beauty and skincare.  I’ll have more gift guides to come, too!

This post is a collection of skincare and makeup sets that I think would make amazing gifts for the beauty lover:

Dr. Jart+Magical Skin Potions  ($52 USD) — A set of five bestselling lotions, potions, and skin wonders to deliver the gift of clear and radiant skin this holiday season. This set contains:
– 0.84 oz/ 25 mL Water Fuse Ultimate Hydro Gel
– 0.5 oz/ 15 mL Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45 in 01 Light-Medium
– 1.7 oz/ 50 mL Dermaclear Micro Water
– 0.17 oz/ 5 mL Cicapair Tiger Grass Re.Pair Serum
– 1.7 oz/ 50 mL Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Dr. Jart+ Tarot of Masks ($36 USD) —   The perfect collection of face savers, this set of seven of Dr. Jart+’s most popular sheet masks treats multiple skin concerns, so you won’t be left guessing. It makes the perfect stocking stuffer for a loved one—or a holiday treat for yourself! This set contains:
– 0.8 oz/ 25 g Water Replenishment Mask
– 1.1 oz/ 30 g Micro Jet Brightening Solution Mask
– 0.8 oz/ 25 g Pore Minimalist Mask
– 0.8 oz/ 25 g Pore Master Patch Mask
– 1 oz/ 27 g Micro Jet Clearing Solution Mask
– 0.9 oz/ 25 g Ceramidin Mask
– 1.5 oz/ 43 g Hydration Lover Rubber Mask

Purchase at Sephora stores and http://www.sephora.com

Lipstick Queen Sugar Spice and All Things Nice Trio ($45 USD) — Instantly multiply your lipstick wardrobe with three amazing shades that can be worn alone or paired with any Lipstick Queen Lip hue in Sugar Spice & All Things Nice Trio. Illuminating Ice Queen adds an icy cool look to highlight your lips while glistening Queen Bee is a honey toned nourishing treatment that adds a sun kissed, bronzing effect. Sultry Black Lace Rabbit has a touch of gold shimmer, for a lit-from-within, mysterious, candlelight glow that deepens any shade and creates a smokey veil on the lips. These transformers are enriched with vitamin E and shea butter, leaving lips super-hydrated, soft and sleek. Sugar & Spice kit creates infinite possibilities for a glamourous look with an alluring new twist!

Lipstick Queen Frog Prince Duo ($35 USD) — Bring a little fairytale magic to your makeup with Lipstick Queen’s bestselling Frog Prince Lip & Cheek Duo. The remarkable emerald green lipstick & blush duo work with your skin’s pH to transform into your unique shade of rosebud pink. Moisturizing and mesmerizing, these luscious formulas are enriched with vitamin E and shea butter, giving you a petal-soft texture and a translucent finish to both your lip and cheek.

Lipstick Queen Famous Last Words Liquid Matte Lipstick In Cheers ($24 USD) — The last word on liquid matte, Lipstick Queen’s Limited Edition Metallic Famous Last Words Liquid Matte Lipstick in Cheers is a lightweight, highly pigmented formula that glides on smooth and sets to a luxurious, hydrating velvet matte finish. Created with Lipstick Queen’s unique Elastic Matte complex and enriched with vitamin E, Cheers, is the perfect metallic berry that doesn’t dry out your lips. Comfortable yet glimmering, this holiday shade won’t have you sacrificing soft lips for staying power.

Purchase at Ulta and other fine beauty stores

Eve Lom Limited Edition Kiss Mix Cracker

Eve Lom Limited Edition Kiss Mix Cracker ($35 USD) — Keep your lips soft and kissable all winter long with Kiss Mix Original and Kiss Mix Demure. These lip treatments are luxurious, moisturizing, and protective. It will instantly relieve and soften lips, leaving an irresistible pearlized sheen and a cooling sensation.

Available at http://www.neimanmarcus.com

Rodial Hydrate & Freeze Kit ($45) – Contains Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Mask and Snake Mask to visibly improve skin radiance and texture.

Rodial XXL Lash & Lip Kit ($42) – Contains Dragon’s Blood XXL Lip Plumper and Glamolash XXL Mascara to provide amplified volume for both lips and eyes.

Plus more great kits available!  Purchase at fine department stores.

Philosophy star light, glow bright set ($59 USD) — Skincare set that includes:
2oz/60ml renewed hope in a jar day
1oz/30ml renewed hope in a jar overnight
0.25 oz/7 ml renewed hope in a jar eye cream

Philosophy holiday pajamas shower gel ($18 USD 16 oz) — includes a mix of cotton flower, red velvet accord, sandalwood, and creamy musks.

Philosophy renewed hope in a jar ornament ($16 USD .5 oz) — philosophy’s world-famous moisturizer. This antioxidant-rich formula helps improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, revealing smoother, healthier-looking skin.

Philosophy snow angel set ($27 USD) — Bath set includes:
8oz/240ml snow angel shower gel
8oz/240ml snow angel body lotion

Available at http://www.philosophy.com

Stay tuned for more fun gift guides!

 

 

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Up Your Skincare Game This Fall With Meaningful Beauty, H2O+ and CeraVe

It snowed a little yesterday (Halloween) in Kansas City!  I think that’s the first time in the 11 years I’ve been here.  A couple of weeks ago, it was in the 80’s.  But that’s KC weather for you…unpredictable!

So now that it’s colder (for a few days at least) my skin is showing it.  I have some dry patches and unevenness, so it’s time to really take care of my skin.

These are the products I have been using lately.  The H2O+ products are new and really cool, the Meaningful Beauty one are great for anti-aging and the CeraVe are great hydrators:

H2O+ Oasis Hydrating Gel Eye Mask 8 Pack ($26 for 8 or $4 for 1) — These single-use, hydrating gel eye masks cool and refresh on contact, pampering under eye circles to help reduce puffiness so eyes appear more awake. These and the face masks are cotton on the outside and gel on the side that touches skin, which I love. The texture for both is very dry though, no serum, just a gel that doesn’t make your face wet.  Strange, but it worked well.  My under eye are was smooth and firm after use.

H2O+ Infinity + Wrinkle Reducing Booster ($38 USD) — When you combine, the customizable Wrinkle Reducing Booster with your favorite H2O+ serum or moisturizer, the results are swift and powerful.

H2O+ Waterbright Brightening Gel Mask 8 Pack ($36 for 8, $5 for 1) — These single-use, brightening gel facial masks will leave your complexion radiant and glowing while feeling smooth to the touch. This left my skin so bright and firm.  It was not wet at all, so no excess serum to rub in, but it was dry and smooth.  Very nice and makeup can be applied right afterwards.

Available at http://www.h2oplus.com

Meaningful Beauty Intensive Triple Exfoliating Treatment ($52 USD) — Formulated with three different types of exfoliating technologies (alpha hydroxy acids, papaya enzymes and environmentally friendly silica beads) and purifying French clays, it works triply hard to give you spa-at-home results with no down time. Simply use twice weekly in the shower to banish dull, rough texture, dirt and impurities and reveal a perfectly polished, radiant complexion. It really leaves skins smooth, too!

Meaningful Beauty Youth Activating Melon Serum ($76 USD) — This evolutionary facial serum harnesses the anti-aging power of Meaningful Beauty’s next generation melon technology. Now featuring encapsulated melon leaf stem cells suspended in the formula for maximum potency and a duo of plant extracts, this technologically advanced formula visibly increases firmness and elasticity while it helps to protect skin from future environmental damage.

Meaningful Beauty Overnight Retinol Repairing Crème ($68 USD) — This intensely hydrating overnight moisturizer features the anti-oxidant properties of Meaningful Beauty’s famous French melon and the well known youth revealing properties of retinol. It really reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, mouth and forehead!

Purchase at http://www.meaningfulbeauty.com and Ulta Beauty

CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion with Sunscreen ($12.15 USD) —SPF 30, sunscreen provides broad-spectrum daily protection against sun’s damaging UV ageing and UV burning rays. Helps to protect and restore the skin, keeping it younger, fresher and healthier looking. The ceramide rich formula provides essential ingredients to maintain a healthy skin barrier. SPF is so important every day, even when it’s cold and cloudy out.

CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion ($7.10 USD) —Moisturizes throughout the night and helps restore the protective skin barrier. Formulated with hyaluronic acid to help retain skin’s natural moisture and niacinamide to help calm skin.Utilizes patented MVE® controlled-release technology enabling steady release of ingredients for all night hydration. Fragrance free, hypoallergenic and non-irritating. This sinks right into the skin while instantly hydrating.  It really help my dry patches.

CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion ($8.52 USD) —Lightweight formula that provides 24-hour hydration and helps restore the protective skin barrier with three essential ceramides. Formulated with hyaluronic acid to help retain skin’s natural moisture. Free of fragrance and oil, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and non-irritating. I love this for my hands, legs and feet.  It’s not greasy at all, it actually has a pretty light texture, but it’s so hydrating!

 

Learn more at http://www.cerave.com and purchase at Amazon and other mass retailers

What skincare are you using now?

My Beauty Favorites — Week of October 23-29, 2017

It has become so cold in Kansas City!  It definitely is fall and almost feels like winter!  I am enjoying it, though!

My favorites this week include a cleanser that will get the gunk out of pores, a cool rubber mask and sweet smelling bath products:

Bioré Skincare Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser

Bioré Skincare Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser ($7.99 USD) —  This breakthrough cleanser gets pores twice as clean after just one use, in as little as 30 seconds. By combining natural charcoal with Bioré Skincare’s exclusive Skin Purifying Technology, this cleanser provides targeted deep cleansing for a smooth, clear complexion without irritating skin.

What I think: This is a great cleanser for cleaning pores.  It gets in and helps with blackheads and pore size without irritating skin.  This is also great for teenagers who want to get clean and not worry about drying out their skin.

Purchase at select food, drug and mass merchant stores

Masqueology Intensive Moisturizing Rubber Mask

Masqueology Intensive Moisturizing Rubber Mask ($2.50 USD) — This rubber mask moisturizes and improves skin elasticity with hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, green seaweed extract, chamomile, lavender, soy protein, almond protein, wheat protein and several other ingredients guaranteed to soothe skin and make it glow. The product is not tested on animals.

What I think: This is so fun to use! You first apply the cream that’s in pouch on top to the skin, then apply the two peice rubber mask.  It’s light blue and looks creepy on! I left it on for 20 minutes, but it gave a range of 15 to 30. It feels cold on my face, so in cooler weather, it may not be as comfortable on.    When I removed it, there wasn’t any serum left to rub in and my skin was a bit red.  It did leave my skin smooth, and calmed down shortly after.

This will be available at Walmart stores soon, so keep an eye out for it!

Zoella Beauty Soak Opera Bath Soak & Shower Cream ($9.95 USD)– Say hello to your new bubbly bestie with Vitamin E, Shea Butter and Aloe extracts to soften and condition skin.

Zoella Beauty Pretty Polished Sugar Scrub ($11 USD) — Reveal dazzling skin with Zoella Beauty Sugar Scrub Pretty Polished! Buff your skin beautiful with my gorgeously scented body sugar scrub. Pretty Polished removes dull skin for a super smooth and radiant finish! Rub a dub scrub!

Surround yourself in Zoella Beauty Blissful Mistful‘s serene scent and enter your very own secret garden. Spray this elegant scent to mist your body with fresh and floral notes. Enriched wih Vitamin E and fruit extracts -Blissful Mistful truly is bliss in a bottle.

What I think: I love the fragrance of these products, they are yummy — sweet, but not cloying.  The scrub works so well to smooth my skin!  And the Soak Opera gives great bubbles in the tub or shower.  I do love taking baths, so I enjoyed using it for a bubble bath.  Blissful Mistful is a light scent.  I think my daughter will love it because it’s sweet and floral.  Very fresh and young.

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