Get Ready For Valentine’s Day Romance With New Beauty Products

Ready to glam up your look for V-Day?  Need some ideas for prepping for a big night out (or a hot night in)?  Check out the following products:

Montagne Jeunesse Passion Peel Off

Montagne Jeunesse Passion Peel Off mask (Approximately 1.99 USD each).Prepare yourself for a perfect, passion filled Valentine’s this year with this gorgeous lust-have lovely from Montagne Jeunesse! Reveal your inner seductress and bask in confidence of your cleansed, clear complexion with the Passion Peel Off face masque from Montagne Jeunesse.

This blissful blend of Pomegranate and Passion Flower, infused with delicious raspberry, grape and cranberry banishes blemishes, and leaves your skin feeling fresh, and perfectly purified and primed to get up close and personal! Simply smooth the masque onto your face and let it set, peel back, and get ready for gorgeous, kissable, totally irresistible skin.  And with a perfectly packaged passion price, there’s no excuse for not having a loved up Valentine’s this year.

Available at drug stores and mass market retailers near you.

Beautyblender Makeup Sponge Applicator

Beautyblender ($19.95 USD) — Now you can look like a movie star without the pricey services of a major make up artist. Introducing Beautyblender, the ultimate make up sponge applicator. Invented by top Hollywood make up artists Rea Ann Silva and Veronica Lorenz, Beautyblender has been created to leave you with a professional finish and a flawless complexion. Silva and Lorenz know that the key to a perfect face is simple: a perfect blend. So forget your fingers or sharp-edged triangular sponges, these application methods waste make up and can leave visible streaks.

Beautyblender’s patent-pending elliptical shape makes application foolproof by allowing you to access hard-to-reach areas with stunning ease. Its suede texture is sensual to the touch and its unique curves fit the contours of your face, leaving your make up dazzling and undetectable. Beautyblender is latex free, non-allergenic and odor free.

For a pretty Valentine’s look, apply your favorite highlighter or blush with beautyblender to get that perfect glow! Simply wet your beautyblender sponge and apply highlighter to the top of cheekbones and t-zone for an unexpectedly glamorous sheen. Apply your blush to the apples of your cheeks and blend well!

Available at www.beauty.com.

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour ($24 USD) — Longwearing, water-resistant, creamy shadow with an innovative light weight texture that glides on and adheres to the eyelid, leaving an even finish. The product can be applied directly to the lash line for a liner effect, or all over as a blendable crème shadow.

This is a beautiful, long-wearing shadow.  I have it in Sandglow and Orchid and they are both gorgeous shades!

Available in eight new shades, Orchid, Sugar Frost, Seashell, Sandglow, Grey Pearl, Pink Opal, Mint Snow, Rosegold (16 shades total)

Laura Mercier Crème Eye Liner

Laura Mercier Crème Eye Liner ($22 USD) — Ultra-smooth, water-resistant creamy eye liner that applies with ease and precision. The unique formulation provides a beautiful semi-matte, non-oily finish with full coverage in just one stroke.

The product is available in six colours including Noir, Espresso, Violet, Canard, Indigo and Cobalt (pictured to the left).

The liner and shadow sticks are available at www.lauramercier.com.

vbeauté Lip Spread

vbeauté Lip Spread ($28 USD) — For soft, perfectly tinted, luscious lips this Valentine’s Day, use vbeauté’s Lip Spread Anti-Age Tinting Lip Gloss! Formulated with self-adjusting vBotanicals that react with your lip chemistry to create your very own afterglow, the formulation also boasts Cherry and Pomegranate Fruit Extracts to keep your lips feeling soothed and hydrated, while BioCellular Peptide works to correct and prevent environmental damage. Pucker up for your man while Lip Spread delivers silky smooth, lightweight moisture to your lips!

Price/Availability: $28 at www.vbeaute.com, Bergdorf Goodman, www.bergdorfgoodman.com

Mineral Fusion Nail Lacquer

Mineral Fusion Nail Lacquer ($7.99 USD) — Boasting naturally beneficial ingredients to keep nails healthy and strong, this long-lasting, chip-free formula is infused with anti-oxidant-rich ingredients to protect the nails from harsh environmental elements. Sleek packaging and a custom extra-thick brush allows for smooth, flawless and easy application to ensure a naturally chic look.  Available in 30 shades.

The shade above is called Sizzle.  It is a shimmery red that is perfect for V-Day!

Available at Whole Foods Markets nationwide, as well as other fine health stores.

Any of these products will help you feel sexy and glamorous on Valentines Day!  Enjoy!

Last Minute Stocking Stuffers

Here are a few cool stocking stuffer ideas for the ladies on your list:

EOS Holiday Box ($8.99 USD) eos’ 3-pack of organic lip balm makes a great gift for the holidays. Or treat yourself to supple lips with each delicious scent and flavor: strawberry sorbet, sweet mint, and passion fruit.   Purchase at a mass retailer near you.

Josie Maran Set of 3 Argan lip Treatment Pots ($40 USD) Treat your lips right with nourishing argan oil for a pout that’s lush, supple, and smooth. This trio helps restore youthful-looking fullness in three lovely shades and scents. From Josie Maran.
Includes:

  • 0.24-oz lip treatment in Rosey, a deep rose pink with pomegranate scent
  • 0.24-oz lip treatment in  Heaven, a glittering sheer peach with tangerine scent
  • 0.24-oz lip treatment in Kiss Me, a light pink with lime scent

Purchase at www.qvc.com.

beautyblender pure kit ($49.95) — For the beauty maven that’s always travelling, pure™ kit includes everything needed for the perfect skin care application regimen both at home and on-the-go! pure™ kit contains 1 new beautyblender pure sponge and 1 solid cleanser in a mesh pouch that allows light and air to pass through, allowing your beautyblender to dry thoroughly and completely. It is the perfect travel companion for both your pure™ and solid™ products when you are on-the-go!

pure™ is designed to be used with moisturizers, eye treatment serums and lotions, makeup primers and makeup removers to be a truly hygienic, gentle way to ensure optimal use of the most advanced skin care products. Not only can pure™ be used as an essential must-have tool in your skin care routine, but you can even use it to apply your makeup for flawless coverage. The elliptical shape makes application foolproof by allowing you to access hard-to-reach areas with stunning ease. This multi-purpose sponge magically allows you to cover up dark circles and blemishes, achieve an airbrushed foundation finish, brighten your skin with bronzer and blush, apply and blend eye shadow effortlessly, and add some strategic shimmer on the top of your décolletage. No need for a glam squad when you have beautyblender® pure™!

Included in the pure kit is the new solid™ cleanser. This travel friendly alternative to the original liquid blendercleanser provides the same cleansing results and the soothing lavender fragrance for your beautyblender applicators and make up brushes.

pure™ kit retails for $49.95. For a list of retailers please visit www.beautyblender.net.

Pamper Her With Last Minute Beauty Gift Ideas

Still looking for the perfect gift for the beauty lover on your list? Below I have listed products from Kate Somerville, Beautyblender and Macadamia Natural Oil. All of them are great items to help the recipients get smooth skin and hair. They are:
 
Kate Somerville Celebrate ExfoliKate — The Ultimate ExfoliKate Kit ($162.00 USD $240.00 Value). This holiday season, give the gift of great skin with this limited-edition kit, featuring ExfoliKate for the face and ExfoliKate Body. These treatments use fruit enzymes to eliminate dead skin cells instantly, revealing healthy, glowing skin after just one use. This set contains:
– 5 oz ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment
– 5 oz ExfoliKate Body Intensive Exfoliating
Both products polish skin, revealing a smooth, glowing complexion. Highly effective in combating acne, including stubborn blackheads, these products also help fade discoloration while promoting healthy skin, a healthy glow, and a healthy you. 
 
This is my favorite exfoliator ever because it makes skin glow and pores appear smaller!  I use this twice a week and it really makes my skin clearer and smoother. I know that it is pricey, but it is so worth it. Exfoliation is so important to youthful skin, so go ahead and splurge!   Visit www.katesomerville.com to learn more and purchase.
 
The Beautyblender Holiday Set ($30.00 USD) — This ultimate make up sponge applicator has been created by celebrity makeup artist Rea Ann Silva who specializes in HD-Ready makeup for her stars. Beautyblender’s patent-pending elliptical shape makes application foolproof by allowing you to access hard-to-reach areas with stunning ease. Its suede texture is sensual to the touch and its unique curves fit the contours of your face, leaving your makeup stunning and undetectable – it’s no wonder why makeup artists and celebrities including Kim Kardashian, Brandy, Kat DeLuna, Cassie, Erin Andrews, Kirsty Alley, Wanda Sykes and Tiffany Evans love it! Not to mention, the Beautyblender Holiday Set comes complete with the Blendercleanser, a lightly lavender-scented cleanser that’s free of dyes and skin irritants, to keep your new favorite makeup tool fresh and clean. Visit www.beautyblender.net to purchase this fab set in a pretty red pouch.  
 
Macadamia Natural Travel Kit ($29.95 USD) — This fantastic hair care line combines the miracle properties of Macadamia Nut Oil and Argan Seed Oil with special blends of nature’s most nourishing botanicals, providing the ultimate in hair rejuvenation and maintenance for all hair types. Benefits include improving hair strength and manageability, radiant shine, eliminating frizz while reviving hair damaged by heat, wind, oxidation and over-processing. Travel Kit consists of:
 
Rejuvenating Shampoo: Sulfate free, Paraben free and Color Safe, this coveted shampoo gently cleanses and replenishes moisture.
Moisture Rinse: Everyday conditioner for all hair types that gently nourishes, detangles, moisturizes and protects hair.
Nourishing Leave-In Crème: Tames unruly locks, improves shine and adds texture, while providing an extra dose of nourishment.
Deep Repair Masque: Provides the ideal, intense revitalization for dry, damaged hair, while improving elasticity and shine.
Healing Oil Treatment: This can’t-live-without therapeutic wonder product is ideal for all hair types, providing nourishment, smoothing and a long-lasting, tangle-free, frizz-free finish with intense shine.
Oil Infused Comb: The first-of-its-kind, this revolutionary comb is infused with Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment, dispensing oil (and all of its benefits)on the hair
with each use.
 
Don’t let hair oil scare you away! Instead of making hair greasy, Macadamia Oil actually makes hair soft and manageable, and very shiny.  Available in at professional salons nationwide and Ulta Beauty Stores.  For specific salon locations, visit the Macadamia Salon Locator at www.macadamiahair.com.

Beautyblender blender + cleanser duo pack

blender + cleanser duo pack

I love finding cool makeup tools that make application easier. And when its good for the environment? Well, that’s even better! So of course I LOVE the Beautyblender makeup sponge (blender and cleanser is $34.95).

The website explains, “Invented by top Hollywood make up artists Rea Ann Silva and Veronica Lorenz, Beautyblender has been created to leave you with a professional finish and a flawless complexion. Silva and Lorenz know that the key to a perfect face is simple: a perfect blend. So forget your fingers or sharp-edged triangular sponges, these application methods waste make up and can leave visible streaks.”

The  pre=”The “>Beautylender is an egg-shaped (elliptical), velvety sponge that because of the shape, blends with out streaking. Stippling it around the face creates a smooth surface and even helps my pores seem smaller. The pointed side is for around eyes, mouth and nose and the base is for broader areas like forehead, cheeks and chin.     

The really cool think about this sponge is that it is reusable. Use it, then wash it with the Blendercleanser. This will keep the skin healthy and extend the life of the sponge. “Blendercleanser is a lightly lavender-scented cleanser that’s free of dyes and skin irritants. It’s soothing soy-based, low-suds formula breaks down rapidly, making it earth-friendly and fun to use. Soy has the added benefit of being one of nature’s finest moisturizers, so by all means, clean up with class and do it often.”

I clean it after each use by applying a small amount to the soiled areas of the Beautyblender. I lather, then rinse. When it is wet, it is twice the normal size. I then place it on the pedestal on the top of the cleanser and let it air dry. Even if you use it a little wet, it still works great!

To learn more and to purchase the Beautyblender, visit www.beautyblender.net. Have fun with this great product!