Holiday Gift Guide 2018 — Last Minute Beauty Gift Ideas

Hey all! I’m here with my last gift guide of the year (I think).¬† I have a few last minute gift ideas.¬† You can get almost everything by Christmas if you shop online in the next day or two, and you can also go in to stores to pick up lots of great gifts!

Below are skincare, body care and makeup sets that will make amazing gifts:

Laneige Dream and Glow Set
Laneige Dream and Glow Set
Laneige Dream and Glow Set ($39 USD) — With the dry winter season upon us, everyone needs to add some extra hydration to their skin care routine. The newest gift set from Laneige is SURE to give you intense hydration to your skin and lips all winter long. The Dream and Glow Set includes a full size Water Sleeping Mask, a travel size Moisture Cream and, of course, our #1 selling Lip Sleeping Mask!
Where to Buy: us.laneige.com,
Burt's Bees Personalized Beeswax Lip Balm
Burt’s Bees Personalized Beeswax Lip Balm
Burt’s Bees Personalized Beeswax Lip Balm (4 Pack for $20) — For the holiday season, Burt‚Äôs Bees are making things PERSONAL! Create a custom gift for your family and friends that everyone will be raving about. Simply go on¬†www.BurtsBees.com, pick your flavor and customize with a name or message!
Where to Buy: www.BurtsBees.com
Buxom Cosmetics Party All Night Mini Lip Plumping Vault
Buxom Cosmetics Party All Night Mini Lip Plumping Vault
Who doesn’t love Mini Lip Glosses? Buxom Cosmetics has launched their Party All Night Mini Lip Plumping Vault ($49 USD, on sale now for less at the stores below) for the holidays and it is flying off the shelves! The limited edition vault comes with 12 pieces including four lip liners and eight shimmery glosses. Get the $125 value vault for only $49!
C.O. Bigelow Hand Wash Body Lotion Duo Gift Set - Lime & Coriander
C.O. Bigelow Hand Wash/Body Lotion Duo Gift Set – Lime & Coriander

 

Bigelow Chemist Hand Wash & Body Lotion Duo Set features two of their top selling
formulas infused with the scent of Lime & Coriander.  You can purchase this in other scents as well.
Are you still shopping?  Any tips for last minute shoppers?

Holiday Gift Guide 2018 — For The Hard To Buy For Part 2!

Hi all! Still shopping?  Me too!  What are you getting those people in your life who are so hard to buy for???

Below are fun games for all ages, a cool scooter, clothing that gives back and high vibration wooden jewelry:

Happy Salmon
Happy Salmon

Happy Salmon¬†($14.29 USD) is a simple, fast-paced card game that gets everyone moving and laughing in under two minutes. Everyone simultaneously calls out the action shown on their top card – “High 5”, “Pound It”, “Switcheroo”, or “Happy Salmon”. When two players have a match, they celebrate by performing that action together. Then both players discard their top card and call out the action on their next card. The first player to discard all their cards wins!

Happy Salmon has won several Family Game of the Year awards. The game includes 72 cards, rules, and the Happy Salmon fish pouch. And it’s NOT just for kids either! Adults love this game for parties and team building! Its also great for long road trips and travel!

Purchase at Target.

Harry Potter Games
Harry Potter Games

Calling all Harry Potter fans! What better way to celebrate your fandom than with Pressman’s Harry Potter games? Embrace your inner Gryffindor with Harry Potter Magical Beasts and the Harry Potter Tri-Wizard Maze Tournament.

Magical beasts have broken loose at HOGWARTS! It‚Äôs up to your favorite wizards to capture them in the¬†Harry Potter Magical Beasts Game. Play as Harry Potter‚ĄĘ, Hermione Granger‚ĄĘ, Ron Weasley‚ĄĘ¬†or Ginny Weasley‚ĄĘ¬†as you collect clues and track down creatures. The dynamic swinging game board adds excitement as you travel in and out of HOGWARTS. The first player to collect a magical beast wins. For 2 to 4 players, ages 8 and up.

Muggles and wizards alike will be enchanted by the¬†Harry Potter Tri-Wizard Maze Tournament! It features fast-action Pop ‚Äėn‚Äô Race play as you race around the Tri-Wizard Maze competing to capture the Tri-Wizard Cup! Beware – there are traps along the way that may hurt or help your journey throughout the maze. For 2 to 4 players, ages 5 and up.

Purchase at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Go! Calendar & Games

Razor Spark Ultra Scooter
Razor Spark Ultra Scooter

 

Razor Spark Ultra Kick Scooter with Super Bright LED Wheels ($44 USD) —¬†Lightning on wheels, the Spark Ultra is a blur of brilliant light that‚Äôs ready to take riders to a new dimension of fun. Featuring the brightest LED wheels of any scooter in the Razor lineup, the Spark Ultra doubles down on flash with every blast from its Spark Bar for a glowing ride that will light it up all day long. The full-length grip tape sets the tone with its spark-inspired design, while the patented folding system makes it easy to take your light show on the go. Designed for responsible riders ages 8 and up, the Spark Ultra‚Äôs aluminum t-tube and deck provide hand-me-down durability, with easy-adjust handlebars that let you find the perfect height.

  • Age: 8+
  • Max Rider Weight: 143 lb (65 kg)
  • No assembly required
  • Product Dimensions: 24.5‚ÄĚ x 11.5‚ÄĚ x 33‚ÄĚ (648 mm x 292 mm x 832 mm)
  • Weight: 5.5 lb (2.5 kg)

Purchase at jet.com

Peace Frogs Good Karma Full Zip French Terry Hood Adult Sweatshirt
Peace Frogs Good Karma Full Zip French Terry Hood Adult Sweatshirt

Peace Frogs Good Karma Full Zip French Terry Hood Adult Sweatshirt ($49.99 – $57.99 depending on size) — These sweatshirts are 55% cotton for softness and 45% polyester for wrinkle free durability using a ringspun pre-shrunk French terry material. This sweatshirt is a popular classic for good reason. Print is on the back with a smaller front print.

Purchase this and other great items at peacefrogs.com

Statement Peace Necklace
Statement Peace Necklace

Statement Peace Necklace ($65 SD) — Find your inner peace and spread peace to all. Make your statement:

Maple 1/8″
Antique Bronze Finish
Chain Length: 24″

Statement Peace is a HIGH vibration wooden jewelry line that is made from peace and love. From the seed that first lays its roots in the ground and sprouts to see the sun for the first time, each tree has a journey that begins. Each tree has a past, a present, and a future.

“We at¬†Statement Peace¬†believe when you operate out of peace and love it is felt by all. We also believe that energy is transferrable. With every piece of peace we create we transfer our passion, high vibrations and good juju with the intention that you feel our vibes.¬†Gravitate. Vibe. Repeat.”

Purchase at http://www.wearstatementpeace.com

I hope that gave you inspiration.  There are so many cool gifts out there!  I hope you are having a great holiday season so far!

Holiday Gift Guide 2018 — Books Gifts Part 2

Hi All!¬† Still going strong with my gift guides! I know I’m still shopping, and being an Amazon Prime member means I can get almost anything in two days!¬† All of these books are on Amazon and most can be purchased on Kindle.

The books in this guide are all about health and fitness.  I did lose a few pounds in 2018 and are hoping to do even better in 2019!

Active by Holly Davidson
Totally Buf by Libby Babet

Active by Holly Davidson —¬†We all want to feel fit, healthy and strong, but with today‚Äôs fast¬†paced lifestyles it can be¬†hard to find the time or motivation to exercise. What if there was a way to find the fitness¬†that‚Äôs right for you¬†‚ÄĒ¬†workouts that will fit into the time and space you have available? Holly¬†Davidson is a top personal trainer who works according to the fundamental belief that¬†fitness is within each one of us, and we can find it wherever we are. She has used her¬†years of experience to devise an exercise program that is varied, flexible,¬†and fun¬†in her¬†new fitness book

ACTIVE: Workouts that Work for You (Kyle Books; January 2019; Paperback; $16.99)
Totally Buf by Libby Babet
Totally Buf by Libby Babet

Totally Buf by Libby Babet ($19.99 USD) — The BUF Girls are Australia’s revolutionary new team of fitness and nutrition gurus for a new generation of healthy-minded, empowered women.¬†Being a BUF Girl isn’t about competition, body image or comparison, it’s about friendship and community, healthy bodies and healthy minds, and inspiring, supporting and celebrating all women.

THE BUF GIRLS ARE:
LIBBY BABET #ATHLETEMAKER
CASSEY MAYNARD #CURVECREATOR
ALICIA BEVERIDGE #BUTTKICKER
SIAN JOHNSON #BOOTYSHAKER

Together, the BUF (BEAUTIFUL, UNSTOPPABLE, FEARLESS) Girls are on a mission to show women everywhere how to get healthy and fit – and stay healthy and fit – through easy and simple steps.

This 6-week plan (one focus habit each week) will completely transform your health and wellbeing, with core fitness, nutrition and mindset tips that every woman can implement in their day-to-day lives.

With over 100 recipes (including vegan and vegetarian options), easy exercise and nutrition tips, TOTALLY BUF will give you all you need to be a BUF Girl.

 

Low Carb Express by Annie Bell
Low Carb Express by Annie Bell

Low Carb Express by Annie Bell —¬†Adopting a low carb diet doesn‚Äôt mean you have to deprive yourself of delicious food.¬†Author of¬†Low-Carb¬†Revolution, award¬†–¬†winning food writer Annie Bell offers a speedy¬†update to this diet, revolving around fresh,¬†seasonal ingredients¬†with her latest cookbook

LOW CARB EXPRESS: Cut the Carbs with 130 Deliciously Healthy Recipes (Kyle Books; January 2018; Trade Paperback; $19.99) . Every recipe lists the carbohydrate and
protein values and can be made in 30 minutes or less. Chapters include: Bread, including a low-carb Rosemary Focaccia and Sesame Parmesan Crackers; Eggs and Frittatas, which features three Omelet Pizza recipes; Protein Pots such as a Chicken, and Chile Pot with Miso Dressing; Very Veggie, including a zucchini noodle salad; the Sweet Satisfaction of Papaya Creams and Chocolate, Date, and Orange Mousse; and more.
Beat Your Bloat by Maeve Madden
Beat Your Bloat by Maeve Madden

Beat Your Bloat by Maeve Madden —¬†Being honest about bloating is something Irish-born blogger, model, and fitness guru¬†Maeve Madden has never shied away from. In fact, her social media channels depict her¬†real-life battle with IBS and PCOS, as well as adult acne. Her transparent, ‚Äúno filter‚Ä̬†approach is a proven hit and she has gained her more than 140k Instagram followers as¬†a result. Our increasingly stressful lifestyles and poor diet choices means people are¬†crying out for relatable, informative,¬†and inspirational advice.

BEAT YOUR BLOAT: Recipes and Exercise to Promote Digestive Health (Kyle Books; January 2019; Trade Paperback; $16.99) covers Maeve’s personal journey to achieving a healthy lifestyle and shows how you too can transform your digestive health and fitness. Chapters cover Getting Started, Beating the Binge, Cut the Cravings, Rescue Remedies, and Consistency Not Perfection, and provides guidance not only on how to beat bloating but also on achieving body positivity.
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What do you still need to get this year?

Holiday Gift Guide 2018 — Beauty Stocking Stuffers

Hi all! I hope you’re having a great weekend!¬† I’m back with another gift giving guide.¬† This time its beauty stocking stuffers. From makeup to skin care to hair accessories, there are so many great products that you can give the beauty lover!

I have a range of products and price points, in no particular order:

Flower Beauty Warrior Glitter Shadow
Flower Beauty Warrior Glitter Shadow

Flower Beauty Warrior Glitter Shadow ($10 USD) — High impact glitter pigments meets luminous opaque color for a look so fierce it can’t go unnoticed. Our boldest eye look yet, this captivating collection of long-wearing glitter packed liquid eyeshadows is not for the faint of heart. Dries down completely, no glitter fall out. Step out of the shadows with Warrior Glitter Shadow. Comes ins 6 gorgeous shades.¬† The one above is Camo.¬† It’s perfect for fall!

Available at flowerbeauty.com and Ulta stores.

Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat
Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat

Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat ($29 USD) –This is one hot little palette. Naked Petite Heat is a compact eyeshadow palette featuring six all-new scorched neutrals inspired by our own Naked Heat. With five matte shades for lid, crease and liner, plus one demi-matte highlighting shade, it has everything you need to create looks that range from soft and sultry to flat-out fire.

The ultra-compact packaging was made for travel and fits in your smallest purse. But don‚Äôt let its petite exterior fool you‚ÄĒit contains full-size pans of our legendary Eyeshadow and a mirror. Emblazoned with burning roses, this hot commodity will be your go-to palette.

Use each shade alone or pair them up with your favorite shadows to create endless sizzling eye looks. Some of our new favorites are Hot Spell, our latest terra-cotta obsession, and Strike, a rich reddish brown. Feel like totally going up in flames? Try Wild Thing, a burnt orange shade, or Heist, a rich cayenne, for extra spice. Better yet, you can use these matte shades as a base to pair with your 12-shade Naked Heat palette.

Purchase at urbandecay.com, Ulta and Sephora.

bareMinerals GEN NUDE Eyeshadow Aurora Lights
bareMinerals GEN NUDE Eyeshadow Aurora Lights

bareMinerals GEN NUDE Eyeshadow Aurora Lights ($48 USD) —¬†Discover 18 dazzling shades of our bestselling GEN NUDE mineral eyeshadow in one beautiful, gift-ready palette. The rich, flattering colors in matte, radiant, shimmer and metallic finishes are suitable for creating endless day-to-night looks, and this palette features 8 new limited edition shades.

Shades included: Spotlight, 500 Thread Count, NEW Interstellar, NEW Venus, NEW Earthling, NEW Wave Length, NEW Galaxy, NEW Comet, NEW Force Field, Presto, Delightful, Catch Me If…, Romp, Louder, Santorini, NEW Meteor Shower, Dazzle, Perspective.

GEN NUDE eyeshadows are crease resistant and last up to 12 hours with clean, good-for-skin color.

Purchase at bareminerals.com and ulta.com

Josie Maran Soul Sisters Pure Argan Hydration Duo
Josie Maran Soul Sisters Pure Argan Hydration Duo

Josie Maran Soul Sisters Pure Argan Hydration Duo ($19 USD) — A bestselling duo featuring 100 percent organic multitaskers that smooth the appearance of wrinkles, while increasing hydration.

Josie Maran’s 100% Pure Argan Oil refines the look of fine lines and nourishes overnight as a youth-activating hydrator filled with essential fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamin E. In addition, 100% Pure Argan Oil Light absorbs quickly with a semi-matte satin finish.

This set contains:
– 0.5 oz/ 15 mL 100 percent Pure Argan Oil
– 0.5 oz/ 15 mL 100 percent Pure Argan Oil Light

Milk Makeup The 'Rents
Milk Makeup The ‘Rents

Milk Makeup The ‘Rents ($20 USD) — Includes:

MINI COOLING WATER UNDER-EYE DE-PUFFER STICK: Cooling, under-eye de-puffing stick packed with soothing seawater and caffeine for instantly energized skin.

  • DE-PUFFS: Infused with caffeine to support micro-circulation, giving skin an energized, glowing look.
  • SOOTHES: Formulated with natural seawater to calm irritated skin and hydrate.
  • HYDRATES: Gel formula glides onto skin to lock in moisture all day. Directions: Swipe on undereyes to de-puff and refresh skin.

MINI BLUR STICK MATTE PRIMER: Silicone-free matte primer that minimizes the appearance of pores and fine lines to create a smooth, shine-free finish.

  • PRIMES: Creates a matte finish on all skin tones for makeup that goes on smooth and stays put.
  • BLURS: Powder-filled blurring microspheres absorb oil and minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines.
  • BREATHES: With an innovative non-comedogenic, silicone-free, and oil-free formula that won‚Äôt clog pores.

Available at milkmakeup.com and Sephora.com

JINsoon Encore Collection
JINsoon Encore Collection

JINsoon Encore Collection ($42 USD) —

Cricket Happy Hair Ties Tin
Cricket Happy Hair Ties Tin

Cricket Happy Hair Ties Tin ($4.99 USD) —¬†Compact and loaded with 25 black hair ties for easy access ‚Äď even on the¬†go!¬†Affordable, adorable, and useful for styling the perfect bun, ponytail, or¬†updo.

Purchase at cvs.com

Eylure Vegas Nay Lash Gift Set
Eylure Vegas Nay Lash Gift Set
Eylure x Vegas Nay Gift Set ($14.99) This limited edition gift set includes 3 of the most popular Vegas Nay Lash styles in the Luxe Collection, all featuring a mink effect texture. The feather light lashes add dramatic enhancement for any eye shape and are made for reusable application.
STYLES:
  • Platinum Princess
  • Golden Goddess
  • Bronze Beauty

Purchase at Target and Ulta

What do you give in stocking stuffers?  Any fun beauty products?

Holiday Gift Guide 2018 — Books Gifts Part 1

Hi all! Happy Friday!¬† I’m so glad it’s the weekend!¬† I’ll be decorating and Christmas shopping this weekend (and working on more gift guides).

If you’re not done shopping yet, think about giving a fun book as a gift! I’m going to be featuring a bunch of books this season. All of the books below will make thoughtful gifts and they are available on Amazon and most on Kindle for quick and easy giving!

An Old-Fashioned Christmas
An Old-Fashioned Christmas

An Old-Fashioned Christmas ($12.95 USD) —¬†An Old-Fashioned Christmas¬†presents a carefully curated collection of inspirational, meaningful and fun quotes celebrating the spirit of the holidays.

Deck the halls with boughs of jolly and the An Old-Fashioned Christmas. Chock full of holiday sentiments and joyous words, this Christmas quote book is the perfect stocking stuffer book for the season.

 

 

The Enchanted Sonata
The Enchanted Sonata

The Enchanted Sonata is a fresh, whimsical retelling of The Nutcracker Ballet with a dash of The Pied Piper, which will captivate readers of all ages. The Enchanted Sonata was written by Heather Dixon Wallwork, who has worked as a storyboard lead for Disney and is the author of two novels published by HarperCollins.

In¬†The Enchanted Sonata, 15-year-old Clara Stahlbaum has her future perfectly planned: marry the handsome pianist, Johann Kahler (ah!), and settle down to a life full of music. But all that changes when Clara receives a mysterious and magical nutcracker. Whisked away to his world‚ÄĒan enchanted empire of beautiful palaces, fickle fairies, enormous rats, and a prince‚ÄĒClara must face a magician who uses music as magic…and the future she thought she wanted.

Dixon Wallwork is a musician, animator and author. Working under Disney Interactive, she has illustrated for many popular franchises including Lucasfilm, Marvel and Pixar, and was the story lead for the Moana playset. She is the author of two novels published by Greenwillow Books ‚Äď HarperCollins:¬†Entwined¬†and¬†Illusionarium.

Ciao Italia Lifelong Adventures

Ciao Italia Lifelong Adventures ($25.12 Legions of loyal fans of Mary Ann Esposito’s groundbreaking PBS cooking show CIAO ITALIA have enjoyed cooking with and learning from this beloved television personality, a trailblazer who helped spark a billion dollar food media industry and paved the way for countless other television chefs. Fans have three words to describe her cooking style: traditional, authentic and passionate. From creating and launching CIAO ITALIA in 1989 to authoring 12 cookbooks, Esposito has inspired a worldwide audience who want to know more about Italian food and culture.

Musing Mediterranean
Musing Mediterranean

Musing Mediterranean — ($15.56 USD) When Beth Daigle‚Äôs husband, Tony, announced that he was planning a two-week¬†Mediterranean¬†cruise, she wasn‚Äôt exactly excited. Plagued by anxieties about leaving home and air travel, as well as the fact that this was to be a multi-generational family vacation including her parents, daughters, sister and her family, there was some definite potential for disaster. Despite that phobia and reluctance, though, the¬†Mediterranean¬†called her in a way that she couldn‚Äôt deny‚ÄĒshe‚Äôs half Greek and half Italian, and seeing her ancestral countries had always been a dream.¬†Musing¬†Mediterranean¬†is the full account of that dream coming true‚ÄĒfrom the planning phase to the return home, Daigle takes us along on her family‚Äôs journey through Rome, Sicily, Athens, Ephesus, the Greek Islands, and Naples.

In her warm and approachable prose, Daigle communicates the beauty, history, architecture and culture of each location that her family visits, and a sense of awe that the trip has given her for what is truly a life altering experience. Whether or not you’ve experienced the beauty of the places Daigle visits in this book firsthand, you’ll feel like you have after going on this journey with her. Most importantly though, in a time when we could all use a bit of an escape now and then, Musing Mediterraneanis an unequivocally happy book that injects humor wherever possible. One that will make readers glad they’ve read it.

Do you like to give books for gifts?  What kinds do you like to give (or get)?

Holiday Gift Guide 2018 — Beauty Gift Sets Part 2

Hi All!¬† I hope you had a great weekend.¬† I’m back with more beauty gift sets that will make amazing gifts. So if you haven’t finished your shopping, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered!

Below are skincare, body care and lots of makeup picks:

DR. JART+ Cicapair Friends Skin Soothers

DR. JART+ Cicapair Friends Skin Soothers ($36 USD) — Cicapair‚ĄĘTiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30 is a green-to-beige color-correcting treatment that corrects redness and helps protect skin from environmental aggressors. Cicapair‚ĄĘ Tiger Grass Re.Pair Serum is a highly concentrated, fast-acting serum that soothes skin sensitivity while calming redness and irritation. Cicapair‚ĄĘ Tiger Grass Cream is a moisturizing cream to calm sensitive, irritated, inflamed skin. Cicapair‚ĄĘ Tiger Grass Nightly Re.Pair Mask is an overnight mask that soothes redness and irritation to calm damaged skin. Cicapair‚ĄĘ Tiger Grass Camo Drops is a smart hybrid product‚ÄĒan ultra-lightweight, revitalizing serum and color corrector that neutralizes redness and turns on skin‚Äôs glow.

This set contains:
– 0.17 oz/ 5 mL Cicapair‚ĄĘ Tiger Grass Re.Pair Serum
– 0.34 oz/ 10 mL Cicapair‚ĄĘ Tiger Grass Cream
– 0.5 oz/ 15 mL Cicapair‚ĄĘ Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30
– 0.17 oz/ 5 mL Cicapair‚ĄĘ Tiger Grass Camo Drops
– 5 x 0.1 oz/ 3 mL Cicapair‚ĄĘ Tiger Grass Nightly Re.Pair Mask

Purchase at Sephora

NaturaBrasil Hand Cream Trio
NaturaBrasil Hand Cream Trio

NaturaBrasil Hand Cream Trio ($29.50 USD) — A great way to try three of our best-loved hand creams in the perfect take-anywhere size. This set contains:

– Maracuja Hand Cream Enriched with soothing Maracuj√° Oil, this lightweight but efective hand cream penetrates quickly to leave hands feeling soft and smooth, never greasy.

– Castanha Hand Cream Enriched with Brazilian Castanha Oil and Murumuru butter, this extremely effective hand cream softens and smooths skin and provides a protective barrier against the elements. The rich texture absorbs quickly to leave hands feeling comfortable, not greasy.

– Cacau Hand Cream Enriched with Brazilian Cacau and Murumuru Butters butters, this extremely effective hand cream softens and smooths skin and provides a protective barrier against the elements.

Check out more sets and purchase at http://www.naturabrasil.com

Pixi Beauty¬†Glow Tonic Holiday Edition ($15 USD) — The Pixi Glow Tonic 100ml miracle working toner helps brighten the complexion resulting in a healthier glow.

Pixi Beauty Lid Lovelies 2nd Edition ($22 USD) — 18 coordinated eye shades in a blendable natural mineral formula. Use with a fluffy eye brush for a sheer natural looking finish.

Purchase at http://www.pixibeauty.com and Target

bareMinerals Supernova Space Glossary 12-Piece Full-Size Bestsellers Collection
bareMinerals Supernova Space Glossary 12-Piece Full-Size Bestsellers Collection

bareMinerals Supernova Space Glossary 12-Piece Full-Size Bestsellers Collection ($79 USD) — With full-sized versions of cult-classic favorites like Prime Time and Mineral Veil, this 12-piece set is sure to be a smash. Complete with a brush, mascara, a few lippies, and more, this gift¬†covers all of your bases.

On Saturday, December 8th, all bareMinerals holiday sets will be 40% off at Ulta in store and online. They have lots of sets in different price ranges, so check it out!

Purchase at Ulta or http://www.bareminerals.com

Urban Decay Holiday Hall of Fame
Urban Decay Holiday Hall of Fame

Urban Decay Holiday Hall of Fame ($39 USD) —¬†Time to pay homage to the holy-grail favorites with some serious cult following. This year we‚Äôre welcoming these heavy hitters into the Holiday Hall of Fame, an ultimate arsenal to complete any look this season. Features a travel-size original Eyeshadow Primer Potion, travel-size All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray, full-size Perversion 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil and a full-size Perversion Mascara.

Urban Decay has lots of other great sets and beautiful palettes (Born to Run anyone?) that would make such nice gifts!

Price: $39, Available at Sephora/Sephora.com, Ulta Beauty/Ulta.com, select Macy’s stores/Macys.com, and UrbanDecay.com

Are you still shopping for beauty gifts?  Any good ideas to share?

 

Holiday Gift Guide ‚ÄĒ Fun Gifts For All!

Some people are so hard to buy for!  So what I love to give are fun gifts, like food, novelty items and toys!

Below are some fun gifts to give, plus some festive stationery to give or use this holiday season:

Winter Wonderland Holiday Gift Basket

GourmetGiftBaskets.com Winter Wonderland Holiday Gift Basket ($59.99 USD) – Send holiday cheer with this delightful gift! Inside a beautiful bright blue basket, your recipient will discover an enticing arrangement of favorite wintry treats and delicious holiday snacks. Complete with delicate wafer cookies, a decadent dark chocolate bar filled with sea salt caramel, and handcrafted gourmet popcorn, this festive gift is the perfect way to spread merriment this holiday season! Contains:

  • Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt Caramel Filled Bar by Ghirardelli – 3.5 oz. – This decadent dark chocolate bar is filled with creamy caramel that has been lightly salted.
  • Sugar Cookies by Kimball Lake Bakery – 4 oz. – Deliciously crisp and delightfully sweet cookies that are baked according to a family recipe.
  • Almond Nougat by Golden BonBon – 1 oz. – Following a time-honored family tradition, this nougat is handmade from only the finest almonds and the freshest ingredients.
  • Chocolate Wafer Rolls by Fusion Gourmet – .9 oz. – Delicate wafers that are gently rolled into crisp cylinders and filled with creamy chocolate.
  • Buttered Peanut Crunch by Old Dominion – 3 oz. – These crunchy peanut squares are made with butter and a deliciously sweet hint of brown sugar.
  • Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper Kettlecorn¬†– 4 oz. – Gourmet popcorn that’s expertly handcrafted and generously tossed with sea salt and cracked pepper.
  • Vanilla Wafer Rolls by Dolcetto – 4.4 oz. – Crisp, European style wafers that are rolled and filled with a delicate vanilla cream.

Purchase at http://www.gourmetgiftbaskets.com

Bigmouth Inc. Color Changing Santa Mystery Mug ($9.99 USD) — Just add hot liquid to¬†our¬†Santa mug to watch it‚Äôs artwork change before your eyes. When hot, Santa‚Äôs clothes disappear, forcing him to deliver the goods in his ‚Äúunmentionables‚ÄĚ. It‚Äôs a perfect for gift swaps, stocking stuffers, and holiday parties. Check out the Snowman and Gingerbread Man heat-sensitive mugs, too!

BigMouth Inc Holiday Cheer USB Phone Charger for Android ($11.99 USD) —¬†You could charge your phone with the cable that came with your phone‚ÄĒjust like you could watch paint dry. But where‚Äôs the fun in that? The new LED Phone Charger series is glowing with a better way to charge your phone‚Äôs battery. One side is a USB-A plug‚ÄĒyou know, the one that goes into your computer or wall-charging adapter. The other end is a USB Micro-B connector (for use with most Android‚ĄĘ devices).

BigMouth Inc Original Wine Bottle Glass – “I only have time for ONE glass of wine”($17.99 USD) — This hilarious¬†wine glass¬†holds an entire 750mL bottle of wine‚ÄĒor just one glass. Even the busiest people carve out some¬†time for a¬†sip or 47.¬†A viral sensation,¬†our¬†patented Wine Bottle Glass design has been featured on the Today Show, The Tonight Show, and more.

Learn more at http://www.bigmouthinc.com

 

Revell Snaptite Build and Play Star Wars: The Last Jedi! Resistance A-wing Fighter ($19.99 USD) —Battle the forces of the first order with the resistance A-wing fighter! This detailed authentic movie 85-1639 kit includes 25 easy snap together pieces. Features a battle ready pilot, light up engines and battle-action sounds.You are now ready to recreate your own great movie scenes from Star Wars: the last Jedi!

Revell Snaptite Build and Play Star Wars: The Last Jedi! First Order Heavy Assault At-M6 Walker ($19.99 USD) —Drive the Assault on the resistance troops with the first order heavy Assault at-m6 Walker. This impressive, highly detailed 85-1649 kit includes 46 easy snap together pieces and features a light up cannon blaster.Battle action sounds and full-motion Positionable head, legs and feet.Buy more than one to recreate your favorite movie battle scene from Star Wars: the last Jedi!

Revell Snaptite Build and Play Star Wars: The Last Jedi! Kylo Ren‚Äôs TIE Fighter($19.99 USD) —Track down the resistance with Kylo Ren’s personal tie fighter! Highly detailed 85-1647 kit includes 20 easy snap together pieces and is loaded with features. Including Kylo Ren, light up engine, battle action sound and opening cockpit hatch. You are not ready to hunt down the enemy and play out movie scenes from Star Wars: the last Jedi!

Purchase on Amazon

Papyrus Santa’s On His Way Boxed Holiday Cards ($18.95 USD) — The moon shines down on a snowy landscape while Santa waves as he flies by on this delightful holiday card that really captures the anticipation of Christmas Eve.

Herbie & Friends Letters to Santa (Set of 10, $7.95 on sale for $3.98) —¬† Send your wish list to Santa or a letter to loved ones on these lined sheets. The festive Christmas themed border is sure to put anyone in a holiday mood.

Penguins in Card Sound & Light Christmas Card ($9.95 USD) — Send your loved one this adorable Christmas card that lights up and plays a commercial on the radio.

Available at http://www.papyrusonline.com and great stores everywhere!

What fun finds have you discovered for the holidays?

 

 

 

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‚Äôs 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‚Äôll 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‚Äôre 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‚Äôll 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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs 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‚ĄĘ holiday collection of mini sets; quaint quartets of festive polishes in festive hues. The Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure‚ĄĘ 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‚Äôs 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?

Holiday Gift Guide 2017 ‚ÄĒ Luxe Beauty Products

I love receiving beauty gifts.¬† I usually don’t get them, since I receive lots of fun stuff to review on my blog, so I am the beauty giver!

These are fantastic ideas that maybe the beauty lover hasn’t thought about before:

Demarche Labs Roloxin Lift Gold
Demarche Labs Roloxin Lift Gold ($33 for 3 pack) — Instant Wrinkle Smoothing Mask formulated with opulent 24K Gold to deflect light for exceptional radiance. Roloxin Lift GOLD acts immediately to reduce the appearance of both wrinkles and pores, giving skin a smoother look and texture. For beauty gifters that love to wow, your search is over!
Purchase at shop.dermarche.com
ISDIN Skin Drops
ISDIN Skin Drops ($52 each)  TotalBeauty.com 2017 Editors’ Pick Award Winner! Just a few drops of the foundation conceals skin imperfections, such as vitiligo, discoloration, varicose veins, bruising, scars, burns and even tattoos. Isdinceutics Skin Drops come in two shades, Sand and Bronze and work for Fitzpatrick skin types 1-4. Give the gift of luxury this season.

NEOCUTIS MPC Line ( MicroDay $166, MicroFirm $135, MicroNight $130)

To combat wrinkles and enhance elasticity NEOCUTIS created the MPC‚ĄĘ line which is a patented anti-aging technology that offers Matrikine-like benefits, using a proprietary blend of synthetic peptides. Key players in the MPC line include MicroDay and MicroNight for the face, and MicroFirm for the neck and d√©collet√©. Plus, NEOCUTIS is including a stylish cosmetic bag as a holiday gift with purchase from October 2- December 29 (or while supplies last)! Science driven beauty gifters who like to spend look no further.

Purchase at LovelySkin.com
Foreo Berry Best Friends Set

Foreo Berry Best Friends Set ($39 USD) — A burst of beauty in a super sweet set. The tiny but mighty LUNA play offers big results from its 100 uses to gently remove 99.5% of dirt and oil*, as well as makeup residue and dead skin cells while this Tony Moly lip balm duo offers fruity flavors to freshen up your look!

Berry Best Friends Set includes:

  • LUNA play
  • Tony Moly Mini Peach Lip Balm (0.25 oz.)
  • Tony Moly Mini Cherry Lip Balm (0.25 oz.)
Purchase at Ulta and other fine stores
Milk Makeup The A Team

Milk Makeup the A Team ($39 USD) — The minis are here! Try out all of the best-selling, illuminating, and skin-perfecting sticks in mini size ‚ÄĒ then, take ‚Äėem with you ‚ÄĒ in this super giftable, easily portable limited edition box.

SET INCLUDES

Blur Stick to blur pores, prime skin, and leave a smooth, matte finish.

Highlighter in Lit for that dewy, everyday glow.

Matte Bronzer in Baked for summer skin all year long.

Holographic Stick in Mars to highlight lips, cheeks, and eyes in a golden peach holographic hue.

Cooling Water to de-puff eyes + energize skin in an instant.

Speical Edition Glitter Stick for glitter, everywhere.

VEGAN, CRUELTY FREE, GLUTEN FREE

Available at milkmakeup.com.

 

Holiday Gift Guide 2017 — Beauty Bonanza!

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.

Purchase at http://www.h2oplus.com

Yes To Tomatoes Charcoal Detox Skin Care Kit – 2pc ($12.99 USD) —¬†Say Yes to¬ô 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¬ô 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

Commodity 3×3 Exploration Kit ($38 USD) — A giftable ensemble that includes a sampling of Commodity‚Äôs 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

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 450¬ļF 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‚ÄĚ and 1 ¬ľ‚ÄĚ 24K GOLD barrels which provides 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.

Purchase at Ulta and http://www.ulta.com

ColorProof Shiny & Bright CrazySmooth Holiday Kit

ColorProof Shiny & Bright CrazySmooth Holiday Kit ($78 on sale $110 reg. price) — Our revolutionary CrazySmooth¬ģ 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

Purchase at Walmart stores and http://www.walmart.com