Last Minute Beauty Gift Ideas Part 2

I have so many great last-minute gift ideas that I had to make 2 posts!

If you are still looking for the perfect gift for the lady who likes beauty products, check out these great ideas:

butter LONDON Fire and Ice Double Take 2-Piece Sets
butter LONDON Fire and Ice Double Take 2-Piece Sets

butter LONDON Fire and Ice Double Take 2-Piece Sets ($24 USD) — Sparkle and shine this holiday season with butter LONDON’s Fire & Ice Double Take 2-Piece Sets. These lacquer duos will quickly add a spark to your fashion wardrobe with new, innovative overcoats designed to transform your lacquer for a festive look. Four completely new shades (Rebel Fox, Brass Monkey, Bluecoat, and Leccy) will have you heating up or looking cool at any holiday festivity.

Available at and some butter LONDON products are available at Ulta stores.

Algenist The Anti-Wrinkle Collection
Algenist The Anti-Wrinkle Collection

Algenist The Anti-Wrinkle Collection ($52 USD) — This three-piece set provides everything you need to combat advanced signs of aging. Arm yourself with a full size Gentle Rejuvenating Cleanser, a deluxe size Complete Eye Renewal Balm and a half size Regenerative Anti-Aging Moisturizer.

Available at, Sephora stores and

Marc Jacobs Rollerball trio
Marc Jacobs Rollerball trio

Marc Jacobs Rollerball trio ($39.00 USD) — Shower yourself in the fragrant florals of Marc Jacobs with this set of easy-to-tote rollerballs. Daisy is a sparkling floral bouquet, spirited and fresh, wrapped in comfort and warmth. Daisy Eau So Fresh is the whimsical interpretation of the original Daisy fragrance. Its light, woody base infuses a subtle but sharp glimmer of musk for an unexpected twist of radiance. Dot bursts open with a bright and thrilling effervescence, harnessing the beautiful scent of jasmine at its heart.

The set includes:

1 0.33 oz Daisy Eau de Toilette Rollerball  1 0.33 oz Daisy Eau So Fresh Eau de Toilette Rollerball 1 0.33 oz Dot Eau de Parfum Rollerball

Available at Sephora stores and

DOWNTOWN Calvin Klein
DOWNTOWN Calvin Klein

DOWNTOWN Calvin Klein ($89 3.4oz) — Daisy is fresh and feminine, with a playful innocence.  Radiant and enchanting, the fragrance has a sparkling floral bouquet  – spirited and fresh, wrapped in comfort and warmth.  At the heart of Daisy is a floral with vintage edge: violet.  Sophisticated with a touch of whimsy, violet captures the eclectic, vintage flavor of Marc Jacobs’ feminine, edgy designs.

Top: wild strawberry, violet leaves, ruby red grapefruit

Mid: gardenia, violet petals, jasmine petals

Base: musk-vanilla infusion, white woods 

Available at Sephora stores and


Bottega Veneta Luxury Bath Collection
Bottega Veneta Luxury Bath Collection

Bottega Veneta Luxury Bath Collection — To mark the second anniversary of its signature scent, Bottega Veneta created the Luxury Bath Collection. Designed to enhance and expand the sensual experience of this unique fragrance, the collection reflects an entirely new way to experience the scent, adding a new, intimate dimension to the refined world of Bottega Veneta. The elements of the new Luxury Bath Collection include a Luxury Body Scrub, a Luxury Body Oil, a Shimmery Body Powder with puff applicator, and a Luxury Hair Mist.

Softening Body Scrub             6.7 oz              $95

Shimmery Body Powder         3.5 oz              $70

Satin Body Oil                        3.4 oz              $60

Available at specialty stores and Bottega Veneta boutiques.

Radical Skincare Radical Starter Kit
Radical Skincare Radical Starter Kit

Radical Skincare Radical Starter Kit ($99 USD) — Power and performance: a set combining multiple benefits for your skin. Use the Age Defying Exfoliating pads to remove dead skin cells while infusing the skin with firming agents. Follow with Peptide Infused Antioxidant Serum—there is no better shield against the free radicals responsible for skin aging than this multitasking, anti-wrinkle serum. When combined with Anti-Aging Restorative Moisture, this power duo delivers an anti-aging one-two punch, gifted with active ingredients that have been shown to combat dark spots, even skintone, and increase hydration 60 percent in as little as two weeks. Finish with Eye Revive Crème, another multitasking wonder that reduces the appearance of wrinkles, dark circles, and puffiness while firming and hydrating the sensitive eye area.

This set contains:
– 15 x Age-Defying Exfoliating Pads
– 0.5 oz Peptide Infused Antioxidant Serum
– 0.5 oz Anti-Aging Restorative Moisture
– 0.17 oz Eye Revive Crème

Available in Sephora Stores and

Nuxe Prodigious Love From Paris Gift Set
Nuxe Prodigious Love From Paris Gift Set

Nuxe Prodigious Love From Paris Gift Set ($59 USD) — This set includes:

Prodigieux® Eye Contour  0.5 oz

Huile Prodigieuse® Love from Paris Collector – Dry oil 1.7 oz

Crème Prodigieuse® Moisturizing & Anti-Fatigue Care 1 oz

Available at

Patricia Field Signature Kit Martine Girl
Patricia Field Signature Kit Martine Girl

Patricia Field Signature Kit Martine Girl ($199 USD) — Celebrate the transformative power of fashion and beauty with our Patricia Field Signature Kit.

  • AIRbrush Makeup System 2.0 with Patricia Field GelaSkin – Martine Girl.
  • 1 AIRpod Foundation
  • 1 AIRpod Blush (Patricia Field recommends AIRpod Blush in Hot Pink)
  • 1 AIRpod Highlighter (Patricia Field recommends AIRpod Highlighter in Champagne)
  • 3 Pod Stand (Bonus item!)
  • Signature Clear Makeup Bag (Bonus item!)

PLUS, TEMPTU’s Care and Usage Guide, One-year Warranty, 45-day Money Back Guarantee, and Shade Match Guarantee

Available at


Mobile Clean & Go MegaMicro
Mobile Clean & Go MegaMicro

Mobile Clean & Go MegaMicro ($8.99) — I realize that this may not be a beauty product (it is for your phone or tablet), but I really love it and think it is a great stocking stuffer!

MegaMicro™ features our exclusive Dual-Hybrid Technology offering two cleaning surfaces in one:

  • A textured side for easy removal of dirt, oils, fingerprints, water spots and sunscreen
  • An optical-grade microfiber side to polish your display to a crystal clear shine

The new MegaMicro™ Microfiber Cleaning Cloth is perfect for cleaning larger displays, tablets, computer monitors, TV screens, and marine electronics. Available in Blue


(1) MegaMicro™ Dual-Hyrbrid Microfiber Cloth (7″ x 7″ – 18cm x 18cm)

(1) Vinyl Carrying Case for portability

Available for immediate purchase through the online store at

Enjoy and remember it is Free Shipping Day for a lot of companies.  So get your orders in if you’d like to get it online in time for Christmas.  Happy Holidays!









The New CK One Color Cosmetics Line

I love trying brand new cosmetic brands!  This Spring was the exciting launch of ck one color cosmetics, a full line-up of over 130 products that all capture the core ck one brand DNA – authentic, confident, and cool.

This line of affordable designer cosmetics continues the recent expansion of ck one into a lifestyle brand, with jeans and underwear introduced under the name in 2011.

I have got to try a few of these products and generally LOVE them.  The packaging is unique and fun and the products themselves are really cool!

Here is the description about the packaging.  I think it is interesting:

ck one color packaging design furthers the code-breaking legacy of the ck one brand with an understated pill shape that’s iconic and edgy. the modern, minimalist packaging offers simplicity in a black and white silhouette, enhanced by a playful contrast of soft touch matte and high gloss finishes for a heightened sensory experience. designed for intuitive use, product applicators feature two-sided textures and multi-functionality to encourage individual creativity.

 Some of my favorite products are:

ck one 3in1 foundation

3-IN-1 FACE MAKEUP SPF 8 ($30 USD) — this distinctive liquid synthesizes serum, primer and face makeup into one simple, lightweight formula. treated pigment technology with triple-layer amino acid that mimics skin for an effortlessly natural, radiant finish. no compromise on skin perfecting coverage. antioxidants protect skin, lasting up to 11 hours.

What I think:  A very lightweight but full-coverage makeup, which is very cool.  There are 8 shades available from very light to very dark, so something for everyone.  I wear the light which is a perfect match for my skin.  It applies very smoothly and melts into the skin.  So nice!

ck one concealer

MOUSSE CONCEALER ($20 USD) — absolute flawlessness. air-whipped concealer delivers a natural, seamless finish that fully hides blemishes and imperfections, lasting up to 9 hours.

What I think — This blends extremely well.  It only takes a few minutes to cover my under eye circles and blemishes.  To apply, I dip a concealer brush into the pot and dot on my skin, then blend.  Really great consistency, not too thick but provides full coverage.

ck one Mascara

MASCARA ($18 USD) — customize lash looks with a unique twist brush applicator. Select definition or volume with a twist of the cap in this all-in-one mascara.

What I think — Super-cool idea for mascara application.  You can twist the top of the cap to make the wand shorter or longer.  I make it short first, to thicken lashes, then I make it longer to separate and lengthen.  It only takes 2 coats on each eye to make my lashes look extremely long and thick. The only thing that I don’t love is that it flakes towards the end of the day.

ck one eye shadow quad

POWDER EYESHADOW QUAD ($28 USD) — accentuate. illuminate. define. fun and youthful hues that can easily be applied wet or dry to create looks for day or night.

What I think — This is a gorgeous eye quad.  This comes in 6 color combinations, but I have Disco, the purple palette that you see above.  It is prettier in person, though.  It has a glitter purple, a shimmer fuchsia, a matte burgundy and a pearly off-white.  You can make lovely combos with this set.

Available exclusively at Ulta and  Enjoy!

Mother’s Day Fragrance Gift Guide 2012

Hey ladies (and gents??) — I have been testing some great new Spring/Summer scents that would be perfect for the any fab mother in your life — or yourself, why not?  I know I am going to be rocking a few of these sweet-smellers myself!  And there are a lot to choose from:

I’ll start with my favorite one — CK One Summer ($48 USD).  This one has a very cool lime green bottle with orange writing and cap.  I had to pry it out of my teenager’s hands (I gave her Madonna’s new scent, don’t feel bad for her!).  I love this beechy, unisex scent because it is so fresh and light.  I see myself enjoying it all Spring and Summer long!

Top notes:        Blue mint, Cucumber, Lime, Bergamot

Mid notes:        Watery accord, Green Apple, Rosemary, Water lotus

Base notes:        Rum cocktail, Sandalwood, Driftwood, Sea moss

Available at department and specialty stores nationwide beginning March 2012.

Madonna Truth or Dare

It’s difficult to tell by the photo, but this is a very cool white glass bottle.  Truth or Dare by Madonna ($68.00 USD 2.5 oz/75ml)  represents the dual forces that coexist in all of us. Madonna was inspired by her own Mother’s signature scent when she created this sophisticated fragrance. On first sniff, Gardenia is very apparent.  You then get the richer notes such as Amber, Vanilla and Musk.  Very sweetly sexy, but not too strong.

Top: Rich Gardenia, Creamy Tuberose, Dewy Neroli

Mid: Carnal Jasmine, Benzoin Tears, White Lily Petals

Base: Vanilla Absolute, Caramelized Amber, Sensual Musk Aura

Available exclusively at Macys.

Calvin Klein Eternity Summer ($58 USD) is bright and fresh.  It is also light, which is perfect for ever day wear in the Summer time.

Top notes:        Orange blossom, Sparkling Sicilian Bergamot, Japanese Pear Martini Accord

Mid notes:        Hydroponic Gardenia, White Peony Petals, Blue Hyacinth

Base notes:        White Musks, Tonka bean, Heliotrope

Available at department and specialty stores nationwide.

L’Occitane Pivoine Délicate Eau de Toilette ($45 USD 2.5 oz) — The Limited Edition Pivoine Délicate Eau de Toilette celebrates the most tender garden Peony, with its pastel shades and large, luscious petals. This fragrance blends the delicateness of Peony petals with the fresh green scents of rose and Lily of the Valley. Made with a Peony extract from the Drôme region of France, this fragrance has a luminous floral accord with a soft powdery trail.

L’Occitane products can be purchased at L’Occitane boutiques nationwide or at


Glowing by JLO ($65.00 2.5oz/75ml) For the super feminine Mom, this Floral Woody Amber scent embodies the aura of a modern woman. The bottle was inspired by the beauty and the lines of Baccarat crystal, when the atomizer is pressed, the bottle beautifully illuminates for 15 seconds.  This is a soft fruity-floral that is as fun to apply as it is to wear!

Top notes:        Bergamot, Mandarin, Cypress

Mid notes:         Orange Flower, Muguet des Bois, Cassia Flower

Base notes:   Sandalwood, Amber Sultan, Vanilla, Vetiver, Patchouli, Cashmere Musk

Available April 2012 at Kohl’s nationwide.

Elite Models Rio Glam Girl ($9 USD) –  This is a fun, affordable fragrance for Mom or for yourself. Captures the vibrant, celebratory spirit of the home of Carnivale.

Top notes: acai berry and juicy starfruit

Heart notes: princess peony, jasmine and violet flower

Base notes: sandalwood and palisander wood

I did a giveaway that included this scent and 3 others (, but this is my favorite.  It will be perfect for the warm months of this time of year.


Valentine’s Day Fragrance Gift Guide Part 2

Here are some more ideas for great fragrance gift ideas for Valentines Days.  The following scents are all glamorous and very romantic.  My favorite is the Princess Night.  I love the glitzy bottle and the sweet, yet sexy scent.

Vera Wang Lovestruck ($78., 3.4 oz)  Inspired by a modern-day twist on Romeo & Juliet, Vera Wang Lovestruck is for the romantic modern-day girl looking for her prince charming.  The ad campaign features Leighton Meester, the star of Gossip Girl, whose character Blair is always searching for true love. The notes are:

Top: luscious pink guava, heavenly angelica flower, mandarin

Mid: delicate tuberose, lotus blossom

Base: precious woods, white musks

Available now at Ulta and

Vera Wang Princess Night  ($60., 1.7 oz)   Inspired by the sparkle of the city lights at night, Princess Night is for the edgy girl who loves to have fun. The bottle is covered in deep purple glitter, capturing her bewitching essence, part mischievous and all sparkle. The notes include:

Top: Wild Berries, Watermelon, Sweet Raspberry

Mid: Velvety Jasmine petals, Spicy Orange Blossom, Passion Rose

Base: Crushed Sugar, Sensual Musk, Vanilla


Calvin Klein forbidden euphoria ($80 3.4 oz) A playful interpretation of the iconic euphoria fragrance, forbidden euphoria is modern and sexy, perfect for the girl who wants to be noticed. This fruity floriental’s bottle has been exposed to reveal its outer layers and seductive curves.

Top: mandarin, passion fruit and touches of iced raspberry

Mid: hypnotic bouquet of tiger orchid and jasmine

Base: addictive patchouli with a sophisticated blend of musks and cashmere woods

Available now at Macys and  Enjoy!



Switch Up Your Fragrance This Summer

I like to change my fragrance for each season, although most scents can be worn year round.  Fragrance can enhance your mood and the way that you want to feel. 

The perfect summer scent may be light and fruity, or soft and sexy depending on what you like and what you mood you wish to evoke.  Try one of these for a fab update:

Calvin Klein Euphoria ($$45.00 for 1 oz, $60.00 for 1.7 oz and $78.00 3.4 oz)  is about sexiness, fantasy, and being captivating. Sexy and sensual, euphoria speaks to the woman who has the urge to break free from everyday life – to provocatively be part of an exciting world filled with pleasure, surprise, and temptation. Her fragrance is a contrast between exotic fruits and seductive florals, for a rich, creamy, seductive signature.

Notes: Pomegranate, Persimmon, Green Notes, Black Orchid, Lotus Blossom, Champaca Flower, Liquid Amber, Mahogany Wood, Black Violet, Cream Accord.

This fragrance can be found at Sephora stores,, and departments stores near you.

Balenciaga Paris Eau de Parfum ($95.00 for 1.7 oz and $130.00 for 2.5 oz) A lovely paradox. A demure violet with airy blossom and delicate peppery notes. A fragrance that is mysterious and fragile, yet leaves a lasting trail.

Notes: pepper, violet leaves, violet, cedarwood, patchouli, vetiver.

Viktor & Rolf ‘Flowerbomb’ Refillable Eau de Parfum Spray ($115.00 1.7oz) — Flowerbomb is a floral explosion, a profusion of flowers that has the power to make everything seem more positive. Opulent and full-bodied, the iconic and multifaceted Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb bottle is now available in a luxurious, refillable version with a precious pink metallic seal and screw-top cap.

Notes: bergamot, tea, freesia, jasmine, orange blossom, orchid, rose, patchouli.

Visit Nordstrom stores,, and other fine retailers to purchase Balenciaga Paris and Vicktor and Rolf Flowerbomb. Enjoy!