Give The Gift Of Glam — Stocking Stuffer Guide Part 1

Looking to give a special lady the gift of beauty for the holidays?  The following products are perfect for an instant pick-me-up and make fantastic beauty stocking stuffers.

BORBA Age Defying Eye Creme Concentrate ($20.99 USD) —  What’s the first feature that gives away your age? Your eyes, of course. Wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness are the badges of a life well lived, but all too often they are mistaken for signs of worry, fatigue or even poor health. Set your sights on a brighter outlook. This luxurious BORBA Age Defying Eye Creme Concentrate can help diminish the appearance of multiple signs of aging all around the eye area.

What I think — This silky serum goes on so smoothly.  The skin around my eyes is instantly smoother and I look more awake. I use this day and night and I have really seen a difference in fine line and dark circles in just a few weeks. It smells lovely, too! Available at  

Youngblood Pressed Mineral Foundation ($45 USD) — Our oil-controlling Pressed Mineral Foundation provides exceptional concealing properties, while remaining lightweight and healthy for your skin. This special formulation includes rice starch to offer a smooth, matte look with a healthy, natural glow. The elegant, sleek black compact fits easily in your purse for a quick touch-up any time.

What I think — I love this matte foundation.  It is not too dry, but it does absorb oil and not make me look shiny.  I also like that it is pressed.  Most mineral foundations are loose and are hard to carry.  This comes in a sleek compact and is easy to keep in your purse.  Purchase at

Baked Cheek Dreams Blush and Highlighter Trio  ($31.00 USD) includes two great blushes plus a stripe of my most popular French Vanilla highlighter, in a single, take-everywhere compact that fits right in the palm of your hand!

What I think — I have this in the Neapolitan shade which includes a pink blush and a bronzer along with the vanilla color.  This gives a perfectly glowing face — sculpt your face with the bronze, brighten with the blush and highlight with the vanilla.  Available at

Mosha Katani Sormeh ($28 USD) — Sormeh powder is a sooty black powder that has been used by women in Middle Eastern countries for centuries. L.A.-based makeup artist Mosha Katani has started selling the powder, packaging it in ruby glass bottles that come with a vial of powder and a brush. The powder, which is made from castor oil and zinc oxide, lasts all day once applied.

What I think —  This inky powder is applied to the inner rims of the eyes.  My eyes are very sensitive, and this irritates them a bit.  Use just a little so it won’t go in the eyes.  When it is on, it does stay on a long time and gives good color pay off.  Purchase at

Boots No7 Exceptional Definition Mascara ($7.99 USD) — The wand’s unique 3-in-1 unique concept does it all! Use this nutrient enriched mascara to volumize and define each and every lash with a brush exclusive to Boots No7.  The wand has discs on one side to create volume, precision bristles on the other side to create definition and length to frame the lashes, and additional spiky bristles on the end of the brush to coat smaller, harder to reach lashes.

What I think – This is a great defining mascara.  I found that it gave me some length and volume, but not a lot.  If your lashes are long, this will give them definition. Available at Target, and  Enjoy!


Mother’s Day Skin Care Gift Ideas

Moms need to take care of their skin, but sometimes they are too busy to shop for themselves or they are unsure of what to purchase.  Skin care is a fantastic gift for Mother’s Day — treat her to fab skin with one of these ideas:

pūr~lisse ageless & beautiful jet set starter kit ($58.00 USD) — On-the-go essentials for taking Chinese beauty rituals with you. Everything you need for youthful, radiant skin in petite packaging, perfect for first-time users and jetsetters. 14 days of TLC helps prevent wrinkles and fine lines, even for sensitive skin. It’s pure genius.

kit includes:

  • pūr~delicate gentle soy milk cleanser 1.7oz/50mL
  • pūr~youth preserve age~delay skin serum 0.35oz/10mL
  • pūr~moist hydra balance moisturizer 0.5oz/15mL
  • pūr~protect essential daily moisturizer 0.5oz/15mL
  • pūr~eye adore quadra benefit eye serum 0.1oz/3mL

Visit to learn more and purchase. This is a great way to try this line!

Mama Mio Neck and Jawline Concentrate ($45.00 USD): Keep the dreaded jiggly jowls and wobbly wattle at bay with Nexercise, a tightening, firming essential for softening jaw lines and recapturing strong, firm, taut, toned, fit skin. Specifically designed for the neck area; lightweight but hyper-moisturising, packed with collagen boosting, amino acids, firming proteins, vitamins and antioxidants AND peptide technology to smooth out crepe, plump up, mega-hydrate and strengthen giving you a firm neck and jawline.  Also included is a pamphlet with neck exercises.  Visit to learn more and purchase.

BORBA Age Defying Starter Kit ($25.99 USD) — Enjoy beautiful results when you use this simply effective, step-by-step starter kit from BORBA. Each scientifically developed formula is powered by BORBA’s own exclusive acai berry antioxidant blend. Skin is literally retexturized, nourished, protected and rehydrated at the cellular level. So with every use, you can cleanse, treat and hydrate your way to younger looking skin. 

This 5 piece kit has everything you need to start your BORBA regimen. The kit includes :

  • 4-in-1 Cleansing Treatment (1 fl. oz.)
  • Daily Hydrator SPF 30+ (0.5 fl. oz.)
  • Deep Repair Night Crème (0.5 fl. oz.)
  • Wrinkle Smoothing Serum (0.25 fl. oz.)
  • Eye Crème Concentrate (0.17 fl. oz.) has more info and you can purchase. Enjoy!

Borba Advanced Aging Deep Wrinkle Repair SPF 45

Advanced Aging Deep Wrinkle Repair SPF 45
Advanced Aging Deep Wrinkle Repair SPF 45
Looking for a great day moisturizer? How about an effective sunscreen? An anti-aging wrinkle cream? Does your skin need a little glow? Yes? Me too!
Borba Advanced Aging Deep Wrinkle Repair SPF 45 ($55.00) will bring you all of these. Skeptical? I was too until I tried this great product. The Borba website describes it as, ” light day moisturizer with an SPF 45 and an amazing dry touch feel that will leave skin supremely moisturized, not white or ashy like other SPF facial moisturizers. This powerful crème reverses the most extreme signs of aging, addressing deep wrinkles, exacerbated loss of firmness, loss of radiance, severe dryness and sun damage.”
This product includes an advanced multi-layer liquid Crystal System that boost skin’s ability to hold and retain moisture  immediately and over time. Sepilift DPHP and Elastin Fiber stimulate natural anti-aging defenses in dermal layers and counteract skin-aging enzymes for a younger, more toned appearance. It also includes broad spectrum SPF 45 UVA, UVB and UVC sunscreens. Argan oil, glycerin and kojic acid are also included to hydrate and even out skin tone.  
This cream is white when you first apply it, but blends into skin beautifully. It its silky, not greasy and absorbs quickly for makeup application. I find that it does even out my skin tone and gives me a little glow. And it even smells nice!
I love not having to wear moisturizer, plus wrinkle cream, plus sunscreen. Having it all in one product is great for the summer because it doesn’t weigh down your skin or make it greasy.
Visit to learn more about this fantastic product and where to purchase.