Holiday Gift Guide — Fab Beauty Sets!

It’s not quite last minute, but if you are still shopping, there are so many amazing beauty gifts to give this year!  Gifts for skin, hair and body will make your fave beauty junkie ecstatic!

These are all so wonderful, and fairly affordable, so shop away!

Burt’s Bees Mani Pedi ($14.99 USD) –You don’t have to set a whole day aside for a little bit of well-deserved pampering. Treat hands and feet to soothing Peppermint Foot Lotion, hydrating Ultimate Care Hand Cream, and restorative Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream. Comes complete with an ecoTools footbrush and pumice.

Kissable Color ($9.99 USD) –That perfect, magical holiday kiss. It could be just around the corner! Help someone you love be ready for it with our Kissable Color gift set: a trio of lip-nourishing, 100% natural Lip Shimmer shades in warm or cool collections.

Best of Burt’s Bees ($14.99 USD) –We’re putting our best foot forward. And our best hand. And our best fingernails. It’s all in one place with this sweet little gift set: Coconut Foot Cream, Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Cream, and Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream. And with that collectible box, wrapping is practically optional.

Purchase these and so many more gorgeous, affordable sets at http://www.burtsbees.com and tons of stores near you.

Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter Collection ($45 USD) –A seven piece collection featuring NEW, limited edition, Whipped Argan Oil Body Butters perfect for the holiday season. It includes 7 Travel Size Whipped Argan Oil Body Butters, 59mL/2 fl oz, in: Gingerbread Vanilla, Sweet Buttercream, Vanilla Pine, Honeysuckle Vanilla, Vanilla Apricot, Sweet Citrus, and Unscented.

Josie Maran Glowing Argan Oil Skincare Essentials ($36 USD) — Experience optimized, radiant skin with these glowing Argan Oil essentials. Delicately spray Nirvana Hydrating Treatment Mist on freshly cleansed skin to soften, plump, and revitalize skin. Immediately follow by pressing Josie’s bestselling 100% Pure Argan Oil into skin for a deeply nourishing hydration that replenishes, balances, and protects skin. Finish your skin care routine with Surreal Skin Argan Finishing Balm: the first ever antiaging skin care finisher and makeup primer in one.

Purchase at Sephora stores, Sephora.com and http://www.josiemaran.com

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Body Boom
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Body Boom

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Body Boom (55 USD) — Start your day the Brazilian way with the nourishing, rich lather of the NEW Brazilian 4 Play Nourishing Shower Cream-Gel and the fast-absorbing, all-over body cream that tightens and smoothes like no other, Brazilian Bum Bum Cream. Both are infused with Sol de Janeiro’s Brazilian Beauty Blend of nourishing Cupuaçu Butter, antioxidant superpower Açaí and skin conditioning Coconut Oil, and with the addictive Pistachio Caramel fragrance.  You will look, feel and smell like a Brazilian Goddess with the new Brazilian Body Boom gift set from Sol de Janeiro.

Available at Sephora stores and Sephora.com

ARI by Ariana Grande Ornament
ARI by Ariana Grande Hair Mist Ornament

ARI by Ariana Grande Hair Mist Ornament ($12 USD) — Fragrance Notes:

  • Top: Crispy pear, pink grapefruit, juicy raspberry
  • Heart: Soft muguet, rose buds, vanilla orchid
  • Drydown: Marshmallow, creamy musk, blonde woods

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

Macadamia Professional Nourishing Moisture Care Collection
Macadamia Professional Nourishing Moisture Care Collection
Macadamia Professional Nourishing Moisture Care Collection ($35 USD) —

  • Macadamia Professional Nourishing Moisture Shampoo 10 oz.
  • Macadamia Professional Nourishing Moisture Conditioner 10 oz.
  • Macadamia Professional Nourishing Moisture Masque 1 oz.

Retailer: MacadamiaHair.comWhat beauty gifts have you purchased this year?  Leave a comment and let me know!

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My Beauty Favorites — Week of January 11-17, 2015

We had a surprise snow last night.  I knew it was going to be in the single digits today in temperature, but I didn’t know it was going to snow.  I think I’m done with winter.  I am definitely looking toward to spring!

To keep my skin soft this week I’m loving a hydrating face fluid, a body oil and moisturizing body lotion.  I am also loving cooling body wipes (great for the gym) and a maximum hold hair spray.

L'Occitane Shea Face Soothing Fluid
L’Occitane Shea Face Soothing Fluid

L’Occitane Shea Face Soothing Fluid ($50 USD) this ultra-lightweight formula contains calming, anti-inflammatory ingredients like rose hip and calendula oils and 5% shea butter to soothe, comfort and protect dry, sensitive skin. And to ensure you get nothing but a pure, clean formula with each pump, this fluid is housed in a special anti-contamination dispenser to prevent bacteria from entering.

What I think: I love this light fluid!  It’s so nice in this cold weather.  I apply it morning and night.  It can go under moisturizer or sunscreen or be used on it’s own. It hydrates my parched skin without being heavy.

Available at usa.loccitane.com

Burt's Bees Mama Bee Nourishing Body Oil
Burt’s Bees Mama Bee Nourishing Body Oil

Burt’s Bees Mama Bee Nourishing Body Oil ($8 USD) — Keep your skin supple and soft with this light-weight, all natural body oil. Sweet almond and lemon oils and Vitamin E recondition skin throughout your pregnancy. No phthalates, parabens, petrolatum, or SLS.

What I think: This has such a bright, lemony scent.  I like using it on my skin after a shower or bath. It leaves my skin so soft without leaving it greasy.

Purchase at http://www.burtsbees.com

Curél Ultra Healing Lotion
Curél Ultra Healing Lotion

Curél Ultra Healing Lotion ($7.99 USD) — has been clinically proven to work two times better than the leading intensive lotion while healing skin’s moisture barrier so it can better lock-in and maintain moisture over time. It contains extra-strength, naturally hydrating agents so skin feels soft, supple, and restored.

What I think: If you have super dry, cracked skin, this lotion is for you.  I love using it on my very dry legs and feet. At night, apply this to feet, then put cotton socks on. You will wake up with soft and smooth tootsies!

Purchase at  Drugstores and Mass Retailers

Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths
Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths

Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths ($3.29 USD) — These unique towelettes wipe away sweat, cool the body down, and leave a unique soft powder finish, so you’re left feeling completely refreshed, with no sticky residue. Unlike others, these cloths will leave skin feeling smooth and silky, instead of wet and sticky – perfect for when you’re on the go.

What I think: These come in four scents — restore, invigorate, energize and enliven. They are all nice, soft scents.  The cloths clean and cool the body and do not leave it wet or sticky.  They are perfect for after the gym or on a hot day.

Available at Drugstores and Mass Retailers

KMS California HAIRSTAY maximum hold hair spray
KMS California HAIRSTAY maximum hold hair spray

KMS California HAIRSTAY maximum hold hair spray ($18.99 USD 8.6 oz) — Ultra-firm finishing and shine. 24-hour hold. Humidity resistance. Excellent for finishing any style, keeps hair in place with a firm hold. Thermopolymer (for heat style creation). Mirustyle (provides heat protection). Rhodiola watermint (known for thermal stress protection, cooling and refreshing).

What I think: This hairspray not only holds my style, it helps with frizz, which I need all year long. I love the soft scent, too.

Purchase at beauty supply stores including Ulta.

New Skincare: Get Your Skin Ready For The Cold November Air!

The cooler weather ahead means drier skin.  And I have begun to feel those effects.  My face, especially, is getting drier and is crying out for hydration!

Below are new products that I have been sent for my honest review.  I have incorporated them into my skincare routine to bring much-needed moisture:

 

Mineral Fusion Skin-Balancing Facial Moisturizer
Mineral Fusion Skin-Balancing Facial Moisturizer

Mineral Fusion Skin-Balancing Facial Moisturizer ($22.99 USD) — Lightweight Rosehip Oil and nutrient-replenishing Mineral Water provide ideal hydration for normal skin types. Natural antioxidants, revitalizing iron, and our wrinkle fighting, clinically tested, collagen-boosting peptide help firm and restore skin for a more youthful appearance. Provides perfectly balanced hydration for softer, smoother skin that’s ideal for flawless makeup application. Gluten Free, 100% Vegan, Paraben Free, Cruelty Free, Artificial Color Free, Phthalate Free and Hypo-allergenic.

What I think: I love this as my day cream. It sinks right into my skin, smoothing it out and getting it ready for my makeup.  I also like that it tones down my redness, which is something that has happened as I age. I also love the natural ingredients.  It is nice to know that the products that I am using on my face are safe.

Available at Whole Foods Markets nationwide, as well as other fine health food stores and MineralFusion.com

Kalologie Envison Eye Cream
Kalologie Envison Eye Cream

Kalologie Envison Eye Cream ($90 USD) — Envision addresses the full range of eye area concerns. Haloxyl dissipates dark circles, while caffeine treats puffiness. Peptides, antioxidants and hydrators and smoothes fine lines and wrinkles, preserving the delicate eye area.

What I think: I have been using this eye cream for about a week now, day and night.  I am enjoying how it instantly hydrates the eye area.  That of course makes the fine lines less noticeable.  My dark circles do look a little less obvious, but I will keep using it longer hoping to see even more changes.

Learn more and purchase at http://www.kalologie.com

Key West Aloe Optimal Results
Key West Aloe Optimal Results

Key West Aloe Optimal Results ($48 USD) — Restore moisture and improve skin texture with our super-hydrating formula Optimal Results, an intensive fine line cream made with 60% Aloe Vera, Vitamin E, and Hyaluronic Acid.

  • Diminishes Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Restores Depleted Hydration and Moisture
  • Improves Skin Texture

What I think: I have been using this as my night cream.  It is soothing as well as hydrating, thanks to the aloe vera.  It does not leave my skin greasy, which is a plus!  The scent is a bit medicinal, but that is fine for a night cream. In the morning, my skin is moisturized and very smooth!

Available at http://www.keywestaloe.com

Burt’s Bees Mint Cocoa Moisturizing Lip Balm
Burt’s Bees Mint Cocoa Moisturizing Lip Balm

Burt’s Bees Mint Cocoa Moisturizing Lip Balm ($3.30 USD) — Nothing warms the heart like a steaming mug of hot cocoa. That’s why our lips fell in love with the rich cocoa flavor and kiss of mint that this moisturizing lip balm serves up. For a limited time only!

• Hydrates and moisturizes dry lips, leaving them soft and smooth
• 100% natural
• Softens with Coconut Oil and Shea Butter
• A delicious touch of Cocoa Fruit Powder

What I think: I like to have multiple Burt’s Bees lip balms around at all times, they are one of my favorites!  I have been keeping the Mint Cocoa one at my desk to keep my lips hydrated while I work and blog. It is really yummy, it tastes like fresh mint and rich chocolate.  Plus, it keeps my lips soft and hydrated.  And, it is extremely affordable!
Learn more and purchase at http://www.burtsbees.com
Have you been changing up your skincare lately?  Let me know what you have been using, I might test it out!

 

My Beauty Favorites Week of August 31-September 6, 2015

Happy Labor Day!  I am visiting my mom in Oregon, but I though I should put out my favorites post for last week.  Better late than never!

This week I am loving products to make my skin glow, protect and firm my facial skin,  give a smooth shave and treat my scalp.

What products are you loving this week?  Please leave a comment and let me know!

Vita Liberata pHenomenal Mousse and Fabulous Self Tanning Gradual Lotion Set
Vita Liberata pHenomenal Mousse and Fabulous Self Tanning Gradual Lotion Set

Vita Liberata pHenomenal Mousse and Fabulous Self Tanning Gradual Lotion Set ($39 USD) — Inclusive of VITA LIBERATA favorites pHenomenal Mousse, Fabulous Gradual Tan Lotion and mini Tanning Mitt, the Sephora.com-Exclusive Labor Day Set has all your tanning needs covered to ensure you have the best skin finishing glow for your last summer hoorah this coming Labor Day weekend, and to extend your summer glow well into fall! The pHenomenal Mousse provides the world’s longest lasting tan in a superbly hydrating formula that encourage the most beautiful, natural and conditioning 2-3 week tan. The Fabulous Gradual Tan Lotion is an ultra-hydrating tan lotion that applies clear for zero transfer onto clothes and develops lasting color over 4-8 hours.

What  I think:  Both of these products are amazing! The mousse is extremely easy to apply and will give a deep tan in a few hours.  If you use it for a few days, you can keep the tan for a few weeks.  And to continue the tan (and add moisture), use the gradual lotion every day.  Fabulous!

Available at Sephora.com

Burt’s Bees Renewal Firming Day Lotion with SPF 30
Burt’s Bees Renewal Firming Day Lotion with SPF 30

Burt’s Bees Renewal Firming Day Lotion with SPF 30 ($20 USD) — This lightweight, fast-absorbing moisturizer is clinically shown to help improve firmness and reduce the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles. Powerful natural anti-aging ingredients help restore the appearance of your skin’s smooth, firm texture, while natural broad spectrum SPF 30 protects against sun damage.

What I think:  Day creams with SPF are usually heavy and greasy.  This one is so light, it sinks right into the skin.  That is great for applying makeup afterwards.  My skin looks very smooth after use.  I will continue using it to see if it firms well.

Learn more and purchase at http://www.burtsbees.com

eos Travel Shave Cream
eos Travel Shave Cream

eos Travel Shave Cream ($1 USD) — Packed with natural conditioning oils, shea butter, and vitamins C and E, the eos Travel Shave Cream in Pomegranate Raspberry is a necessity for keeping legs moisturized all day and night! It is the only shave cream that keep skin soft, smoothed, and moisturized for 24 hours – even after rinsing! And thanks to the TSA-approved eos Travel Shave Cream your legs will be smooth wherever your Labor Day travels bring you!

What I think: This size is small enough for travel, but large enough to get at least a week of shaving in!  It smells so good and really makes my legs smooth and soft after shaving.  I love this line of natural products!

Purchase at Target stores

L'Occitane Aromachologie Revitalizing Fresh Scalp Tonic
L’Occitane Aromachologie Revitalizing Fresh Scalp Tonic

L’Occitane Aromachologie Revitalizing Fresh Scalp Tonic ($26 USD) — This silicone-free tonic helps refresh, revitalize and purify the scalp to leave hair shining with beauty. This ultra-fresh formula combines 5 essential oils (mint, thyme, grapefruit, cedar and lavender) with a plant-based vinegar and allantoin to help purify and soothe the scalp, while reducing excess sebum.

What I think: I’ve heard that the secret to gorgeous hair is to treat the scalp — a healthy scalp means healthy hair.  This smells amazing and really makes my scalp feel clean.  I do notice that my hair is shinier after use!

Available at usa.loccitane.com

Makeup Shades That Transition From Summer To Fall

I am so excited that fall will be here soon!  It is my favorite season.  But, as it still is summer, very dark makeup isn’t appropriate yet (for me).

So, I have been playing with color for eyes and lips and am still enjoying the contouring and strobing trends.  Below are my current favorite products.

Palladio the Definer Contour and Highlight Crayon
Palladio the Definer Contour and Highlight Crayon

Palladio the Definer Contour and  Highlight Crayon ($12 USD) — A unique two-sided super-soft contouring jumbo crayon that is the perfect tool for defining and refining facial features. It helps contour any face shape to create a more defined appearance.  It thins a round face, softens a square jawline, narrows a wider nose and defines cheekbones.  It contains a highlighting shade to illuminate and soften shadows and a darker shade to accentuate and define features.

What I think: contouring and strobing are such hot trends right now. This affordable crayon works so well for both.  I draw lines with the darker end to areas that I want to thin, like my jawline.  The lighter end can be used to strobe on the cheeks, which really brings attention to the cheekbones!

Available at http://www.palladiobeauty.com

 

Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon in Napa Vineyard
Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon in Napa Vineyard

Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon in Napa Vineyard ($9 USD) — Perfect your red lip for this upcoming Labor Day Weekend with  Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon in Napa Vineyard, For a truly beautiful matte lip color in a modern crayon you can stand out on your holiday weekend. The lightweight moisture gives for a comfortable, everyday wear formula infused with Shea Butter, Kendi Oil, and Jojoba Oil your lips will stay moisturized.

What I think:  What a perfect color for summer and fall!  It looks great with a neutral eye.  It’s very moisturizing and feels amazing on and gives lots of fun color!

Learn more and purchase at http://www.burtsbees.com

 Josie Maran’s Coconut Watercolor
Josie Maran’s Coconut Watercolor

Add a little shimmer and sparkle to your Labor Day weekend by applying Josie Maran’s Coconut Watercolor ($18, ) for an instant glow to your eyes. 50% Coconut Water, 100% Hydration. Like a refreshing sip of coconut water for your eyes, this pigment-packed liquid shadow instantly makes eyes look and feel more hydrated. It has two layers: one layer of fresh Coconut Water, and one layer of Argan-infused pigments that instantly give eyes a more youthful appearance.

What I think:  This is so interesting.  When first applied, its cool and light, but it dries down to a long lasting shadow in about a minute.  I like to blend it with my finger before it dries for a softer look.  So pretty!

Purchase at http://www.josiemarancosmetics.com

NYC New York Color 24 HR Waterproof Eye Shadow
NYC New York Color 24 HR Waterproof Eye Shadow

NYC New York Color 24 HR Waterproof Eye Shadow ($2.99 USD) — Incredible staying power inspired by the city that never sleeps! Want round the clock color that never fades or creases? This chubby, waterproof eye shadow delivers vibrant color for up to 24HR wear! In eleven on trend shades perfect for any look, just twist, glide and go!

What I think: I think these are pretty great for under $3!  My favorite is Central Park Tulips, the purple shade from the photo above.  It’s a gorgeous grape that when blended gives a softer look, but I think it will be a really fun pop of color for fall!  The lightest shade, Murray Hill Champagne, is a great highlighter with the purple.  Apply it under the brow bone and in the inner corner of the eye for a gorgeous look!

Available at drugstores and mass market retailers near you.

 

Rimmel London Wonder’lash Lift Me Up Mascara
Rimmel London Wonder’lash Lift Me Up Mascara

Rimmel London Wonder’lash Lift Me Up Mascara ($8.99 USD) — The latest mascara from Rimmel London makes it easier than ever to camouflage missed beauty sleep. New Wonder’lash Lift Me Up Mascara with Cucumber & Vitamins is like an energy boost for your lashes, perfect for hiding tell-tale signs of that late-night party. Infused with cucumber extract and bursting with vitamins, the nourishing formula helps lashes feel perfectly conditioned throughout the day. The cleverly-designed Precision Brush pushes lashes up and out from the lash line, delivering smooth, clump-free, totally uplifting volume. Define each and every lash with eye-opening volume. Its light and refreshing cucumber scent instantly refreshes your eyes, and its unique formula gives you a morning energy boost!

What I think:  I have short, straight lashes so I always need a lash curler.  But, I thought I would try this mascara without one.  I was surprised to see that it lifted, lengthened and gave volume to my lashes!  And it’s a drugstore mascara.  I am so impressed. The cucumber scent is fun.  The brush is hourglass shaped and is a little awkward to use, but after a few tries, my lashes look amazing!

Available at mass market retailers near you.

What are you loving now for makeup?  Leave a comment and let me know!

My Beauty Favorites Week of July 27-August 1, 2015

My children are going back to school in a week and a half.  Even though summer is winding down for us, it is still blazing hot out!  And, I still need to use summer beauty products to treat my skin during the hot weather.

This week I am loving a anti-aging power serum, a hydrating body lotion, moisturizing lip balm and a fun travel fragrance bottle.

Lancome Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate
Lancome Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate

Lancome Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate ($78 for 1.0 oz; $105 for 1.7 oz; $135 for 2.5 oz.; $175 for 3.4 oz.) — an innovative serum that sinks in instantly — and quickly transforms your skin. The formula works day and night to target the 10 key signs of youth (texture, resiliency, elasticity, firmness, sagginess, fine lines, wrinkles, radiance, even skin tone and clarity) and is clinically proven to offer noticeable results in just 7 days.

What I think: I have been using this serum for a short period of time, but I already see a difference in my skin.  After use, my skin’s texture is more even and glowy.  I am looking forward to continued use and to see improvements in other areas soon!

Available at Lancôme counters nationwide and lancome-usa.com

Curél Daily Moisture Original Lotion
Curél Daily Moisture Original Lotion

Curél Daily Moisture Original Lotion ($7.99 USD) — Skin will feel happy and healthy all day long with this rich lotion. Featuring time-released moisturizers, this lotion hydrates and relieves dry, itchy, irritated skin. Clinically proven to provide 24 hours of continuous moisturizing, it will leave your skin smooth, comforted and intensely satisfied.

What I think: I feels that I need lots of moisture in the summer, especially on my legs and feet.  This is perfect to apply after a shower or at night time, when you want extra moisture.  The scent is very mild and creamy.  It does not linger and will not interfere with your other fragrances.

Available drugstores and mass retailers.

Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Lip Balm
Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Lip Balm

Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Lip Balm ($3.29 USD) — Sweet, juicy lips are always in season thanks to Burt’s Bees® Lip Balm with Coconut and Pear.  This delectable moisturizing balm combines a juicy extract of vitamin-rich pear with creamy, hydrating coconut oil.  The light formula, with shea butter, makes lips feel soft, replenished and healthy.  Stash this lip balm tube in your purse or pocket for anytime dry lip therapy.  It’s 100% natural and contains no parabens, phthalates or petrochemicals.  Burt’s Bees lip conditioners are available in a variety of other fun flavors.  Spread on a little TLC with Burt’s Bees moisturizing lip balm.

What I think: This extremely hydrating lip balm is also very yummy!  It has a refreshing scent and taste. And you can lick your lips and feel safe, because it’s 100% natural! This is wonderful after being in the sun or for very dry lips.

Available at mass market retailers.

Travalo Excel
Travalo Excel

Travalo Excel ($19.99 USD) — We all know that airport security can be a little frustrating…make it less frustrating with this product.  Available in 9 different colors, EXCEL holds 65 sprays so that you can travel with your favorite fragrance anywhere you go.

Travalo can be taken in hand as carry on luggage onboard planes anywhere in the world. Travalo has a unique pressure regulating system that makes sure the bottle adjusts to changing air pressure during flights, preventing any leaks, and enabling you to be fully prepared for landing!

What I think:  This is so cool!  You can easily fill it by placing the bottom of the Travalo on your favorite perfume (take off the spray cap first) and pump it so it’s full.  And then you can take your favorite scent with you!

Available at Ulta stores and http://www.ulta.com

My Beauty Faves Week of March 30-April 5, 2015 Part 2

Happy Easter!  I hope you all had a wonderful day with family and friends!

This is part 2 of my weekly favorite products review.  You can read part 1 here. I have been testing and loving so many great products this week that I had to add a second post!

I have been loving a gentle shampoo, fresh bath and body products, a renewing skincare collection, and great new brow products!

Philip B. Lavender Hair and Body Shampoo
Philip B. Lavender Hair and Body Shampoo

Philip B. Lavender Hair and Body Shampoo ($30 USD, 7.4 fl. oz) — Gentle, sulfate-free cleanser protects and preserves hair color, while your skin soaks up moisture and softness. Mild blend of botanical cleansers creates a dense, luxurious lather—gentle enough for the whole family. Exclusive L-Amino Acid complex strengthens hair and magnifies shine, for healthy, gleaming color and soft, glowing skin. Pure Lavender Oil light, fresh, naturally calming scent. Paraben & sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) free; color & keratin- treatment safe.

What I think: This is a mild, soothing shampoo that is good for all the hair in my family, from my 11-year-old daughter’s long hair to my aging 40+ hair!  And it leaves it soft and doesn’t strip it.  It also works well as a body wash.

Available at http://www.philipb.com.

Freshly scented and richly moisturized RITUALS bath and body works will pamper skin this spring!

Wu Wei Calming Cream Bath ($19 USD) — Experience a sense of ultimate relaxation in this soft, fluffy foaming cream bath.  Your skin will feel nourished and silky soft.  Enriched with calming White Lotus and Green Tea, the symbols of purity and spiritual growth.

Mei Dao Rich Nourishing Body Cream ($29 USD) –Rich, creamy moisturizer for nourishing the skin.  Leaves the skin feeling silky soft. Combines the gentle fragrance of White Lotus with the nourishing properties of Yi Yi Ren, traditionally used in Chinese medicine.

What I think: Both of these products smell amazing!  So fresh, I love the scent of white lotus.  The cream bath gives lots of foamy bubbles and is really fun to use and I like to use the body cream after my bath because it locks in the moisture.

Learn more and purchase at http://www.us.rituals.com.

Burt’s Bees Renewal Collection
Burt’s Bees Renewal Collection

Burt’s Bees Renewal Collection — Wrinkle-smoothing White Hibiscus and intensively hydrating Apple take center stage in our Hibiscus and Apple Rejuvenating Complex. In our Renewal Face Care line, this remarkable interaction plumps up cells to help reduce the look of lines and wrinkles, improve firmness, and make skin appear smoother and more hydrated.

·         Renewal Refining Cleanser ($9.99)

·         Renewal Intensive Firming Serum ($19.99)

·         Renewal Firming Day Lotion with SPF 30 ($19.99)

·         Renewal Firming Night Cream ($19.99)

·         Renewal Smoothing Eye Cream ($19.99)

What I think:  I have been testing the cleanser.  It is a gentle way to clean the face morning or night and I don’t have to worry about my skin drying out when I use it. I love that it has natural ingredients and is so good for my skin.

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

BRETT BROW DuoShade Brow Powder in Dark Brunette ($18 USD) — Can be used dry or with a damp brush to create a perfectly blended brow shade for maximum definition.

BRETT BROW DualSided Eyebrow Brush ($18 USD) — Part angled brush to fill in sparse brows and part blending spoolie to feather brows, creating the ultimate brow tool.

What I think: I was happy to receive these new products for review.  I found that the brow powder was the perfect color for me and covered really well.  The angled side of the brush laid the pigment down very well and the spoolie blended the product perfectly!

These will be available at Sephora stores in April 2015.

Do you know of any great new products I should review or ones that you are loving now?  Leave a comment and let me know!