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 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.
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 withThe Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fundto 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 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’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!
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.
There are so many amazing holiday beauty sets out this year! Gifts of skincare, candles, hair care and fragrance are all great ideas for the beauty junkie on your list!
Below are some of my top picks for Holiday 2017:
H2O+ Beauty Oasis Dewy Duo ($30 USD) — Oasis Hydrating Treatment is clinically proven to keep your complexion noticeably softer, smoother, and continuously hydrated for 24 hours
– Oasis Smooth Lip Conditioner nourishes, smooths, and seals in moisture
H2O+ Beauty Oasis Lip Service Trio ($20 USD) — Lip Gels feature a minty fresh flavor and provide rich hydration with their innovative gel texture. Smooth, add shine, and finish with a watercolor tint in blushing pink, cheeky plum, or sheer shine.
Yes To Tomatoes Charcoal Detox Skin Care Kit – 2pc ($12.99 USD) — Say Yes to your new favorite LBM (little black masks) with charcoal to naturally deep clean and detoxify your skin all winter long (all you need now is a good juice cleanse!) In Just 10 minutes, your clear skin will be revealed. Includes our Charcoal Peel-Off Mask and Charcoal Paper Mask.
Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Mini Duo – 2pc ($5 USD) — Yes to charcoal, a natural detoxifier and impurity remover to deep clean skin! Use the Charcoal Cleansing products to help clear skin and fight breakout prone skin. Kit Includes our Charcoal 10ct Facial Wipes and Trial and Travel Size Charcoal Cleanser.
Purchase at Target and Walmart stores
Commodity 3×3 Exploration Kit ($38 USD) — A giftable ensemble that includes a sampling of Commodity’s most-coveted scents – Orris, Oolong and Book. The kit includes a trio of NEW 2.5oz soy-based candles and their corresponding 5ml Eau de Parfum travel-sprays.
Orris – A blend of sparkling freshness and warm sensuality.
Oolong – A soothing and warm scent that evokes a relaxing afternoon.
Book – A fresh and woodsy fragrance inspired by the great novels of Hemingway and Fitzgerald.
All Commodity fragrances are unisex, paraben-free and cruelty-free. Candles are hand-poured and blended.
Purchase at us.commodity.co.uk
Hot Tools CurlBar ($99.99) — Unique to the CurlBar is the rotating dial which controls the temperature and timer settings with a digital temperature read out. It has variable heat settings up 450ºF and a glowing light ring which flashes while heating up and remains steady when set. This iron also features a built-in Curl Timer which lets you select the time needed (from 1-30 seconds) for the type/texture of hair being styled with a vibrating notification in the handle when the time is up. CurlBar offers universal dual voltage which is great for travel. Available in 1” and 1 ¼” 24K GOLD barrels whichprovides even heat distribution and is ideal for creating long-lasting curls. Additional features are the 9 ft. Professional Tangle-Free Swivel Cord, a heat-resistant glove and a 3 year limited warranty.
ColorProof Shiny & Bright CrazySmooth Holiday Kit ($78 on sale $110 reg. price) — Our revolutionary CrazySmooth® system features our proprietary blend of rare essential oils including Camellia and Abyssinian, as well as seaweed and shea butter, to instantly eliminate unruly frizz, repair and infuse with extreme smoothness, shine and super healthy youthful condition.
Purchase at ColorProof.com
The Hard Candy Fragrance Set ($19.99 USD) — The fragrance Hard Candy Pink is a floral gourmand blend, a luscious, juicy and divine scent that playfully teases and arouses the senses for an overdose of passion and spark. She’s a young woman who is fashion and trend conscious. Her style fits her personality. She’s outgoing and has a great sense of humor. The Hard Candy girl is one of the cool chicks and she likes to stand out.
Includes: Hard Candy Pink Eau de Toilette Fragrance Spray 1.7 fl oz, Body Mist Spray 8.0 fl oz and Fierce Effects Lipstick 1.8 oz
Hi! Have you started thinking about what to give mom for Mother’s Day? I am, and actually need to send a package to my mom soon!
Beauty gifts are always I hit! I have some great gift ideas for the amazing women in your life. They include fragrance, skincare, candles and more:
Philosophy Moments of Grace Mother’s Day Trio ($57 USD) –gift her moments of amazing grace. this exclusive collection includes 3 ways to enjoy the beautifully crafted floral, universally loved and lauded scent. the experience opens with the award-winning shampoo, bath & shower gel featuring a rich, grace-infused lather that leaves skin and hair clean, soft and delicately scented. next, a nourishing treatment of firming body emulsion conditions and moisturizes as it tones, for skin that feels pampered and renewed. a finishing spritz of eau de toilette will accompany her through the day with grace. set includes an 8 oz. shampoo, bath & body shower gel, a 2 oz. eau de toilette and an 8 oz. firming body emulsion.
beautyblender summer.fling ($49 USD) — This limited-edition set includes the best-selling, award-winning original beautyblender, and two brand new blenders – beautyblender pop, in a vibrant orange, and beautyblender glow, in a show-stopping neon green. Use each blender damp when applying foundation products to get that perfect complexion that just might make the summer last a little longer!
Volition Beauty The Ultimate Anti-Aging Trio ($149.00 on sale for $74.50 USD) — contains a Dual Cream Base that cushions the skin with moisture. Mix it with either the Day Active to deliver maximum anti-aging benefits to plump your complexion. Or switch to the Night Active that is packed with a natural form of retinol, a stable form of Vitamin C and soothing Chamomile designed to brighten and soothe skin while you sleep.
Purchase at volitionbeauty.com
Glamglow Super Mud Clearing Treatment ($68.99 USD) — The SUPERMUD® Clearing Treatment was clinically developed to address common skin concerns, which include blemishes, redness, scars, razor bumps, and in-grown hair. The potent mud formula supports skin’s natural oil balance, while a proprietary blend of six acids works to dramatically brighten and soften the complexion. Activated-X charcoal lifts away dirt and other skin congestions, resulting in a refined, healthy-looking complexion.
Rosemary & White Sage Candle ($20.99 USD) — This massage & aromatherapy soy candle is a stimulating & warming blend with moss agate gemstone. This candle is perfect for an out of office day perfect for mom.
Philosophy Hope for the Best Coffret ($146.99 USD) — 1x Purity Made Simple 3-in-1 Cleanser (For Face & Eyes) 60ml/2oz 1x Hope In A Jar High-Performance Mositurizer (For All Skin Types) 60ml/2oz 1x Multitasking Eye Cream (For Dark Circles, Puffiness & Lines) 15ml/0.5oz 1x Hands Of Hope Hand & Cuticle Cream 30ml/1ozIdeal both for personal use & as a gift.
Valentine’s Day is getting close! Just over a week away. Whether you’re spending the holiday with your significant other, friends or even on your own, there are ways to make the day fun and chic with great beauty products!
The products below include skin care, hair care, makeup and some wonderful candles to get ready for the day — and many more great days, too!
DDF Salicylic Wash ($39 USD) — Salicylic Acid has effective exfoliating effects as well as the ability to combat excess oil. Allantoin and Panthenol provide skin conditioning benefits to keep skin feeling clean without being excessively dry or tight. Leaves the skin feeling refreshed and oil-free. Ideal for face and body.
Lumene VALO Glow Boost Essence ($24.99 USD) — Water and light, hydration and glow, beautiful combinations are the foundation of this miracle water. Cloudberry extracts and brightening vitamin C team up in our newly formulated brightening technology, which instantly enlivens fatigued and dull-looking skin. Uniquely pure Arctic Spring Water and moisture preserving hyaluronic acids increase skin hydration, giving you smoother, more radiant- looking skin. Enjoy the radiance of natural Arctic beauty.
Available at at Walgreens, Ulta and CVS
Scunci Hello ü Lipgloss Compact ($3.99-$5.99 USD) This cute lip gloss palette is housed in a glittery heart compact. Take this gloss on the go. 3 colors in one small compact! Semi-Nude Colors to keep your lips soft + subtle for hours!
Purchase at food, drug and mass retailers nationwide, including Walmart stores.
AQUIS Lisse Luxe Hair Turban ($30 USD) — The all around gentleness of Lisse Luxe. With the convenience of an easy to fasten turban. Great for curly and delicate hair needing the gentlest treatment. New generation Aquitex improves absorbency and comfort. Wraps and fastens easily leaving hands free while hair dries. Dries fast with less friction, to minimize frizz and damage.
Purchase at Sephora.com
Conair Detangling Cushion Brush($4.99 USD) — Conair’s Detangling Cushion Brush glides easily through wet or dry hair without snagging or pulling. Use on straight, curly or thick hair – the bristles will not pull, and hair becomes tangle free, quickly and painlessly.
Available at at food, drug and mass retailers nationwide
MALIN+GOETZ Votive Set ($46 USD) — Best-selling Dark Rum, Vetiver and Tobacco Candles, conveniently packaged together, offer a great gift and sampling mix for a perfect sensory experience in your bedroom, kitchen or bath. Each votive features our earth-friendly blend of beeswax, vegetable and soy waxes. This blend offers a cleaner and better burn.
Still looking for the perfect gift for Mom or other special ladies in your life? I get it. Although I have shipped off my mom’s gift, we are still debating what to get my mother-in-law (maybe the candle below!).
There is still time to go shopping in stores or to purchase a wonderful beauty gift card! Here are some of my favorite gifts for that amazing woman!
Conture Kinetic Skin Toning System ($249 USD) — a non-invasive, at-home cosmetic device that is designed to gently lift the skin effectively and painlessly, the same results are possible, without the needles or breaking the bank! The Kinetic Skin Toning action of the Conture is designed to specifically address deficiencies in skin firmness and elasticity as well as overall sagging of the neck area.
Conture uses a unique combination of Low Sonic Frequency vibrations combined with Isometric Compression. The two of these stimulate and tone the skin – essentially it’s like a workout for your skin. Isometric Compression lifts and releases the skin in a very targeted but gentle way, by creating a small vacuum effect within the treatment head.
The vacuum effect also has a great immediate effect in that it improves things like circulation which will give you a rosy glow, it also tightens and liftsthe skin so you get an immediate reduction in sagging and signs of aging.
Based on 8 weeks of clinical studies, results showed:
70% lift in neck area
91% improvement in skin texture/smoothness
64% improvement in skin firmness
73% improvement in elasticity (tactile)
What I think: I have only been using this for a couple of weeks, but I would recommend it for moms, because I can already see a bit of tightening in my neck and especially around my jawline (my problem area). It’s easy to use, although the suction is a little surprising at first! I will continue use and see how I like it!
C.O. Bigelow Eucalyptus Candle ($42 USD) — The intoxicating scent of eucalyptus meets enticing fruit in this candle based on the long-time apothecary-favorite perfume oil. Top notes of juicy lemon, apple, and zesty citrus blend with herbaceous eucalyptus, sage leaves, and garden rose. Dry notes of patchouli, oak moss, and vanilla bean lend a touch of subtle warmth.
What I think: This is a very fragrant, clean smelling candle. I think this would be great in a larger room (very fragrant!). Perfect for the mom that loves the house to smell amazing.
Learn more and purchase at cobigelow.com and at fine department stores.
Mother’s Day is one week from tomorrow, can you believe it? So soon!
Have you picked up a great gift for Mom or the other special ladies in your life yet? Well, I have some great beauty gift ideas for her.
Below, find my new faves for mom:
iHome’s The Vanity Speaker ($149.99 USD) — Portable / Rechargeable 9″ Double-sided Vanity Mirror with Bluetooth / Speakerphone and USB Charging
Look your best while enjoying your favorite music anywhere you like. USB port to charge mobile devices as you prepare for your day. The distortion free mirror has a 1x and 7x magnification for the best beauty routine and detailed grooming. Bright LEDs with high and low settings provide natural looking light for a look that’s right in any situation. Stream audio wirelessly via Bluetooth from your mobile device. Built-in mic, digital voice echo cancellation and answer and end controls make speakerphone use a pleasure. Aux jack with included audio cable connects to most audio devices so you can enjoy your favorite music while getting ready. The bright LEDs and audio work independently while operating on internal rechargeable battery or AC adaptor.
What I think: This is so gorgeous! It has a substantial weight to it and is a gorgeous stainless steel. It lights up brightly, so that I can apply my makeup well, and you can get a really close look with the magnification side! The included auxiliary cable makes it easy to connect my iPhone to it. I can listen to music while I get ready. I can even move it around the house to listen to music in any room!
Purchase at Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohls, and other fine retailers.
Le Couvent des Minimes Serenity Kit ($48 USD) — Inspired by the breathtaking surroundings of the Convent, this botanical fragrance captures the tranquil waters of a lake high in the mountains of Haute-Provence. Made from an original recipe, the fragrance blends delicate lavender and bergamot for a relaxing scent, while lily of the valley, rose and blueberry notes combine over base notes of warm cedar for a revitalizing finish.
The Serenity Kit includes:
– one 6.7 fl oz. Sereine Relaxing Shower Veil
– one 3.4 fl oz. Botanical Cologne of Serenity
– one 0.8 oz Serenity Hand Cream
– one 100g Lavender Soap Bar
What I think: I love this scent. It smells amazing! It is a soft scent that is great for every day wear. This is kit is a great value, too. Perfect for the lady that you are not sure what to give.
Purchase at usa.lecouventdesminimes.com.
Northern Lights Sensual Rose & Hibiscus Scented Candle ($19.99, $14.99 on sale now at Fragrance.net) — This sensual rose and hibiscus scented candle is filled with beautiful subtle notes of floral and vanilla. Not only will it make your home smell fresh on a spring day, but the hand-blown glass with shimmering gold interior will look great in your home as well.
What I think: This is an elegant candle that smells so feminine. It makes such a lovely gift (the packaging is beautiful).
Cowshed Gorgeous Cow Blissful Shower Scrub ($39.99 USD) — Filled with a sweet floral fragrance, this calming lavender, ylang ylang and Moroccan rose essential oils shower scrub gently exfoliates with coconut fibers and Jojoba beads.
What I think: Shower scrub is so important as the weather gets warmer, we need to keep skin smooth! This smells fantastic and is so luxe!
Have you found all of your gifts yet for friends, family and teachers? Below are some great gift sets that anyone would be happy to receive!
Le Couvent des Minimes Hand Cream Trio ($19.50, $24.00 Value) — This essential gift sets includes the brand’s best-loved hand creams. Made with treasured heritage recipes, Le Couvent des Minimes hand creams are both natural and restorative.
The trio includes:
Gardener’s Hand Cream (0.8 oz.): The award-winning, best-selling cream with Shea Butter and seven skin beneficial plant extracts.
Nourishing Hand Cream (0.8 oz.): A Honey and Shea infused cream with a delicate Honey aroma.
Soothing Night Hand Cream (0.8 oz.): A calming cream that’s perfect for bedtime with soothing Lavender and Acacia.
Available at usa.lecouventdesminimes.com
Mary Kay Winter Wishes Shimmeriffic Shower Gel and Shimmeriffic Body Lotion Gift Set ($25 USD) — For skin that shimmers with a scent that shines, it’s everything she could wish for in one perfectly packaged set. The set includes Shimmeriffic Body Lotion, Shimmeriffic Shower Gel and a decorative tin.
Features cheerful, fruity notes like snow apple and citrus sparkle.
Warms the heart with floral notes of jasmine petals and cozy musk.
Body lotion adds a subtle shimmer to skin.
Ideal for gift-giving – packaged in a festive holiday tin.
Avon Femme Fragrance Gift Set ($30 USD) — The essence of glamour is captured in an alluring blend of rich jasmine petals, magnolia and amberwoods, all packaged in a beautiful gift box. The set includes an Eau de Parfum spray, Body Lotion and Fragrance Compact.
Whish Holiday Set in Vanilla Spice ($20 USD) — Is soft skin on your list for the holidays? Luxuriate in a bath or long shower with our moisturizing body wash. Indulge your senses while you refine, polish, and pamper with our sugar scrub. Replenish and prepare for moisturized perfection with our triple antioxidant body butter. Now take that winter skin.
Holiday Set is made in the USA with Earth friendly packaging and ingredients. Tested on us, not animals.
Body Wash: 3 oz/265 mL
Body Butter: 3 oz/265 mL
Sugar Scrub: 3 oz/265 mL
Robin McGraw Revelation Light Of My Life Candles ($16.95 each or $49.95 for the set of 4) — The “Light of My Life” candles are made with a soy wax blend and 100% cotton wicks, giving you 10 hours of burn time to enjoy each unique scent.
3 oz. net. / 85 g.
No animal testing
The Phillip:An Evening at Home
Spicy cardamom in a jasmine base is lifted by a green floral finish.
Deep and complex.
The Jay: A Day on the Ocean
Rose, lilac and jasmine are balanced by fenugreek and vanilla to conjure sunny days at the beach.
Light and refreshing.
The Jordan: A Night on the Town
Vetiver top notes are grounded by cedar, vanilla and cloves.
Clean and woodsy, but intense.
The London: Summers of Our Youth
Citrus top notes of grapefruit and bergamot paired with a mellow leather and amber accord.
I love to change personal and home scents for seasons, occasions and even moods. I find that the right fragrance can set the scene for romance, a cozy night in or even a fun night out on the town!
I have received samples of these scents for my honest opinion. While they might not be for everyone as fragrance is subjective, you might find one that you love!
For your body: L’Occitane Pivoine Flora Shimmering Oil ($36 USD): Highlight your look with Pivoine Flora Shimmering oil. With light touches on the forehead, cheeks and hair for an immediate highlighting effect. The shimmering oil will leave behind the delicate floral and green fragrance of Pivoine Flora.
What I think: This scent is a pretty, light floral that is a great transition fragrance into spring. It is also romantic, a shimmery look for Valentine’s Day maybe…
For you: Killer Queen by Katy Perry ($60 3.4 oz) — Sexy. Royal. Radiant. Killer Queen by Katy Perry is an intoxicating and charmingly playful floriental fragrance with luscious notes fit for royalty. Inspired by a Queen’s scepter, the jewel-shaped bottle portrays sexy sophistication and luxury. The rich gold crown cap showcases a custom crest capturing Katy Perry’s playful essence.
Top Notes: Dark Plum, Wild Berry, Bergamot
Middle Notes: Natural Jasmine Sambac, Rainbow Plumeria, Red Velvet Flower
Base Notes: Cashmeran, Natural Patchouli Heart, Liquid Praline
What I think: A very sexy and sultry scent. Perfect for romantic nights out and in!
Available at Macy’s and Macys.com.
For your man: Guess Night Eau de Toilette ($65 3.4 oz) — Confidence that owns the night… A sexy energy that can be felt the minute you walk into a room… Adrenaline created by the excitement and adventure of the night life. He doesn’t prepare for the night… he OWNS it!
Top notes: Hot pepper, Grapefruit, Elemi
Middle notes: Cedarwood, Geranium Fruit, Vetiver
Dry down: Black Vanilla, Parchouli, Labdanum
What I think: A spicy, sexy scent for him. Hmm…maybe I should have made this a Valentine’s Day post?! The fragrances so far have ben perfect for a romantic rendezvous. This is perfect for the man who likes a spicier scent.
Available at Macy’s and Macys.com.
For your home: Thymes Frasier Fir Votive Candle Set ($18 USD) —
Mountain fresh and glowing, this scented votive candle set enhances any décor or makes an elegant hostess gift. Fills your home with crisp, just-cut forest fragrance that evokes seasonal celebrations, holidays and the winter solstice. Sized perfectly to refill our Frasier Fir Votive Candle glass.
Fragrance Notes: Siberian fir, cedarwood, sandalwood and musk
What I think: These candles make me think of Oregon, where I grew up! There aren’t as many evergreen trees in Missouri, so I love lighting these. They are especially perfect for cold winter nights.