Try a Glam New Holiday Look

Well, December snuck up on us, didn’t it?  It is time for holiday parties of all kinds, from now until New Years.

Do you glam up your look at the holidays?  It is the perfect season to try something dramatic like a red lip or dramatic eyes.  Maybe just a little shimmer on your cheekbones or a glittery nail.

Here is a list of great new items to help you look fabulous this holiday season:

YSBB™ Your Skin But Better™ CC Cream with SPF 50+
YSBB™ Your Skin But Better™ CC Cream with SPF 50+

YSBB™ Your Skin But Better™ CC Cream with SPF 50+ ($38 USD) — It’s your full coverage foundation, brightening color, anti-aging serum, pore minimizing primer, dark spot corrector, moisturizing  day cream, plus UVA/UVB broad spectrum physical only SPF 50+ all in one easy step! Infused with cutting edge anti-aging technology and is clinically proven to improve skin texture, brightness and increase skin hydration by 79%. Formulated with plastic surgeons to merge high-performance skincare with the benefits of color-correcting makeup. Plus, it delivers luminous and healthy looking skin with powerful anti-aging repair benefits for perfect coverage. Your supple and flawless skin but better!

What I think:  A beautiful face of makeup starts with a foundation.  This CC Cream not only evens out skin tone, it also has anti-aging properties and high SPF.  You can put this right over bare skin — you don’t need additional serum or moisturizer.  Great for a quick base when you are in a hurry!

Available at www.itcosmetics.com.

Mai Couture Highlighter Papiers
Mai Couture Highlighter Papiers

Mai Couture Highlighter Papiers ($28 for booklet of 50 sheets) Compact and easy to throw in your bag for any holiday party, the Mai Couture Highlighter Papiers ($28 for booklet of 50 sheets) instantly glam up any holiday look. Both the St. Barts and Crystal Cove shades turn up the wattage on lackluster skin in seconds flat with beautiful flawless luminosity. Perfect for face, décolletage, and body.

What I think:  These highlighter papers are so cool!  Just tear one out of the booklet and rub on cheekbones, under eyebrow, even on the body.  They give such a pretty glow.  These are also available in really pretty blush papers.

Available at www.maicouture.com.

Violent Eyes Jet Black Glitterati
Violent Eyes Jet Black Glitterati
Violent Eyes Jet Black Glitterati ($9.99 for a set of 8 that features 4 eyeliner styles) — Whether you’re playing with a smokey eye or just want to enhance your eyes for the evening, glitter makeup creates a striking, eye-catching look.Some glitter eye makeup is difficult to apply and drifts away from the eyes. The makers of Violent Lips simplify the glittery lid with the Violent Eyes Collection.

These Temporary Eye Appliques Featuring 4 Different Eyeliner  Styles. Each Violent Eyes pack contains 8 Temporary Eye Appliques that  fit all eye shapes, are smudge proof and last up to 16 hours.

What I think:  These so much fun for an evening out with the girls (or a hot date)!  They take a little practice to work just right, but once you get the hang of it, you can get sparkle that lasts all night!

You can purchase at www.violentlips.com.
Jane Cosmetics
Jane Cosmetics
The holiday gift-giving season is just around the corner and Jane Cosmetics has you covered! With an array of beautiful shades at affordable prices, you’ll find something for every beauty girl on your list. Here are great choices from Jane:
  • Makeup bag – $12
  • Intense Color Lip Gloss in Million Dollar Smile – $7
  • Shimmer Eye Shadow in Eclipse and Ray of Light – $8 each
  • Multi-Colored Pressed Powder in Peach Bouquet (also available in Pink Bouquet, Berry Bouquet) – $12
  • Pressed Bronzing Powder (available in Inspire, Dream, Give, Empower)  – $10
  • Cream Eye Shadow in Polished Pewter – $8

What I think: Jane cosmetics are back and better than ever!  The shadows are highly pigmented and the blushes and bronzer are so pretty! Very affordable as well.

Jane Cosmetics is sold at ULTA Beauty stores nationwide and Ulta.com.
Mally Beauty Evercolor Satin Lipstick in Warm Red
Mally Beauty Evercolor Satin Lipstick in Warm Red

Mally Beauty Evercolor Satin Lipstick in Warm Red ($15 USD) — Wear a bold, fierce red lip to make your lips look younger and more vibrant.  Try the Mally Beauty Evercolor Satin Lipstick in Warm Red for brighter lips, or Cool Red for a sophisticated look.

What I think: Mally makes a red for every skin tone.  This lipstick is perfect for holiday parties and a great match for jewel tone and glitter party clothes — or a great little black dress.

Purchase at www.MallyBeauty.com.

China Glaze Happy HoliGlaze Collection
China Glaze Happy HoliGlaze Collection
China Glaze Happy HoliGlaze ($7.50 USD) is a party-perfect collection sure to get the celebrations started off right! With these 12 twist-on-traditional shades, plus one traveling top coat, reindeers won’t be the only ones lighting up the night sky this holiday season.  China Glaze Happy HoliGlaze also features 10 holiday gift sets – the perfect party favors, stocking stuffers and gifts for the lacquer lover in your life.  The shades from top left to bottom right are:
Just Be-Claws — warm red metallic glimmer
Santa Red My List –-  fuchsia metallic glimmer
Be Merry Be Bright — royal purple and magenta multi-glitter
Elfin’ Around — rust red metallic glimmer
This is Tree-mendous — green and gold glitter in transparent base
Bells Will Be Blinging — blue and gold multi-glitter
So Blue Without You — pool blue metallic glimmer
There’s Snow One Like You — matte white texture
Mingle With Kringle — yellow gold aluminum
All Wrapped Up — midnight blue and purple glitter
Your Present Required  — multi-sized multi-color glitter
Put a Bow on It — magenta glitter
What I think:  These are gorgeous polishes, perfect for party season.  I am loving Just Be-Claws — sparkly rich red, Be Merry Be Bright is pretty over a lighter shade and There’s Snow One Like You is a cool texture polish that looks like snow on your nails.  Fun!
What makeup do you like to use for the holidays? Leave a comment and let me know.

One Day Only! tarte Bow & Go 3-in-1 Holiday Gift Collection on QVC

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Need the perfect (affordable) gift for the ultimate makeup lover in your life?  Try tarte Bow & Go 3-in-1 Holiday Gift Collection — QVC’s Today’s Special Value only on Monday November 18, 2013!

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This is an amazing value!  All together, the products add up to $248 — Today only $49.98!!!  Awesome bargain for such luxe cosmetics!  You can give it to one person, break it up into three gifts — or keep it yourself!

Here is the info about and photos of the set from QVC’s website:

What is it: A 24-piece, three-box holiday collection with a 16-shade Amazonian clay eye shadow palette, four LipSurgence(TM) lip cremes, two smolderEYES(TM) Amazonian clay waterproof eyeliners, and two lights, camera, LASHES(TM) 4-in-1 mascaras.

Why is it different: Share in the tarte of giving this season with tarte’s 3-in-1 gift set! We’ve taken the guesswork out of giving with this 24-piece collection overflowing with everything you need to create an endless array of looks for the holiday season.

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Create stunning, sultry eyes with a palette of 16 Amazonian clay eye shadows (brush not included); four LipSurgence lip cremes; two smolderEYES Amazonian clay waterproof eyeliners; and two lights, camera, LASHES 4-in-1 mascaras.

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Add the perfect finishing touch to any look with brand new shades of LipSurgence lip cremes to give you velvety rich color with a hint of peppermint. Infused with skin-vigorating ingredients like Amazonian clay, olive esters, and vitamins A and E, your look is sure to keep up with you throughout the season.
Keep the whole set together to give the perfect gift to any tartelette, or break into three single gifts to share the love. Each is housed in beautifully packaged gift boxes and even includes a luxe goldtone ribbon for effortless bow & go(TM) wrapping!
How do I use it: Apply the shadow to lids and blend up to the crease. For your own festive look, try layering and mixing shades.

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Apply the smolderEYES liners to the inner rims as well as the upper and lower lash line. Use the smudger to blend the line for a soft, smokey look.
Take the lights, camera, LASHES mascara and wedge the wand at the base of your lashes. Slowly pull it through in a zig-zag motion to make sure you get every last lash. Glide LipSurgence lip creme onto lips to drench in creamy color and moisture.
From tarte.
Includes:

  • 16 0.0705-oz Amazonian clay eye shadows in various shades, brush not included
  • 0.10-oz lip creme in Precious, a nude mauve shade
  • 0.10-oz lip creme in Promise, a berry shade
  • 0.10-oz lip creme in Thoughtful, a brown mauve shade
  • 0.10-oz lip creme in Wonder, a pink rose shade
  • 0.056-oz smolderEYES waterproof liner in Fig, a rich plum shade
  • 0.056-oz smolderEYES waterproof liner in Matte Brown, a chocolate brown shade
  • Two 0.24-fl oz lights, camera, LASHES mascara in Black
  • Sleeve
  • Goldtone ribbon
  • Lip cremes & eye shadows are exclusive to QVC until 12/18/2013
  • Imported

Gorgeous!  You can purchase this at www.qvc.com or watch the channel all day and call in.

Enjoy!

Stocking Stuffers For The Beauty Lover

Stocking stuffers are a fun way to treat the beauty-crazy girl in your life!  There are so many price points that you can go with while shopping for stocking stuffers.  And if you hurry, you can still get some of this shipped to your home!

Picture Perfect Curler And Deluxe Lights, Camera, Lashes!™

A limited-edition “baby, it’s bold outside” exclusive curler and mascara set featuring tarte’s picture perfect™ eyelash curler and deluxe lights, camera, lashes!™ 4-in-1 mascara.

Product Performance: Our best-selling eyelash curler is dressed to the nines this Holiday season with an exclusive “baby, its bold outside” print silk-screened around the handles for a bold, colorful pop—making it the ultimate collector’s piece to display on your vanity. The curved angle and wide mouth suits all eye shapes without pinching or crimping. lights, camera, lashes!™ 4-in-1 mascara lengthens, curls, volumizes, and conditions for dramatic, thick and sexy lashes.

You can purchase this fun set at www.tartecosmetics.com

Jouer Sparkle & Pop

Jouer Sparkle & Pop ($12 for one $42 for a pack of four) — Inspired by a popular British tradition, Jouer introduces our version of a holiday cracker with Sparkle & Pop. This festive goodie is dressed in a beautiful pale pink box with sparkling gold confetti and a chic gift-tag for personalization. Jouer’s Sparkle & Pop makes the perfect stocking stuffer or holiday party favor containing five fun surprises including a special Jouer treat. Pop, open and enjoy!

FEATURES:

Party Horn Chic Cocktail Ring (*varying styles) Beauty Fortune (*varying messages) Mini Champagne Bubbles One of three Jouer Deluxe Samples: Body Butter (0.21 oz.), Essential Lip Enhancer (0.07 fl. oz.), Glisten Moisturizing Lip Gloss (0.06 fl. oz.)

This is such a fun gift! Purchase at jouercosmetics.com.

Crabtree and Evelyn Golden Fig Bubble Bath & Body Wash

Crabtree and Evelyn Golden Fig Bubble Bath & Body Wash ($20 USD) —

Relax and rejuvenate during the busy holiday season with our Golden Fig Bubble Bath & Body Wash, which will surround you with luxuriously beautiful fragrance as it gently cleanses and moisturises for glamorously soft and supple skin.

  • Glycerine for added moisturising benefits
  • Soap-free and pH-balanced formula helps skin maintain natural moisture balance
  • 100% naturally derived surfactant
  • Can be added to running water for a luxurious bubble bath
  • Formulated without parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, or mineral oil

Lather up in the shower or bath as the first step of your skin care ritual, and pair it with Golden Fig Silkening Body Nectar for skin that is radiantly soft and beautifully scented.

Fragrance: A fragrance medley of fresh figs, grapefruit, apple, and black currents blended with cedar, sandalwood, golden amber, and musk accords.

Purchase at www.crabtree-evelyn.com.

TIGI Nastia Liukin Gift Set

Just in time for the holidays, TIGI is introducing the ultimate gift for every girl-on-the-go!  Olympic gymnast and TIGI Spokesmodel Nastia Liukin created the perfect gift set featuring her four favorite TIGI cosmetics.  Go for the gold this season and purchase Nastia’s picks at a special price ($25) at your local TIGI salon and receive a FREE cosmetics bag – a $90 value!

For local salon locations, visit www.tigi-cosmetics.com.

ELLE Cosmetics Face Primer

ELLE Cosmetics Face Primer ($30 USD) — Put your best face forward with this new lightweight and silky primer. Just a thin layer instantly preps skin for flawless makeup application and brightens complexions for an overall look that’s naturally luminous. The oil-free lotion is coupled with skin treatments and “optical effects” – light reflecting particles and soft vision powders – to help instantly smooth and even out skin tone and redness, creating the perfect base for makeup application. While you sit pretty, makeup does too.

Available exclusively at Kohl’s and Kohls.com nationwide.

Jane Cosmetics “The Friends of Jane” Lip Collection

Jane Cosmetics “The Friends of Jane” Lip Collection ($9.99 USD) — Give a gift that truly gives back.With every purchase of the Friends of Jane lip collection, sit pretty knowing that100% of the net proceeds support a charitable organization geared towards empowering women. Learn more about the difference each purchase makes at www.ShestheFirst.org.

These fun glosses are available at JaneCosmetics.com

LCN Mystique Burlesque Box Set

LCN Mystique Burlesque Box Set ($29 USD) — This fun little box of polish includes these 4 colors:

Red Ruby – An elegant oxblood red

Emerald Green – A luxurious, velvety green

Blue Sapphire – A decadent metallic cobalt blue

Violet Amethyst – A deep, royal purple

These colors are perfect for the holidays and winter in general.  They are deep and rich.  Purchase at www.lcnboutique.com.

Daily Concepts Scrubber

Daily Concepts Your Body Scrubber ($10 USD) is perfect for the person who loves to go to the gym (packaging allows for suctioning / hanging on walls so I don’t come in contact with… well, who knows what was there before you?)

Just the right texture for sloughing the skin, providing a bit of pampering versus one of torture for your skin / bathing regime.

Great to use if you’re in a hurry, or simply because you are environmentally conscious and trying to conserve water.

Your Body Scrubber is the perfect accompaniment for thinking and singing in the shower while the fabrics work thoroughly to keep you clean.  (Plus the label indicator lets you know when Your Body Scrubber needs to be replaced.)

Texture: Regular (For all skin types)

Purchase at www.dailyconcepts.com.

 

Give The Gift Of Relaxation With Comfort Zone, Dr. Hauschka and AHAVA This Holiday Season

Looking to give the gift of relaxation (or to or purchase some for yourself) this holiday season? Below are three natural and spa brands that you may never have tried before, but each one includes wonderfully smelling and calming products that will help you get through the busy and stressful holiday season. 

Comfort Zone Tranquility Shower Cream ($38.00 USD). Transform your shower into your very own blissful oasis by using this Tranquility Shower Cream. Specially formulated with vanilla and rose oils, this shower cream provides a two-in-one process of cleansing and moisturizing the skin while relieving stress and muscle tension. I love the soft scent and the fact that the cream makes my skin so soft. It works well for shaving, too. Visit www.comfortzone.it to learn more. 

Dr. Hauschka The Aromatherapy Bath Kit ($19.95 USD) has everything to create the ultimate bath experience. A perfect gift for anyone your list who deserves a little indulgence and at under $20, it won’t break the bank.  It contains travel sizes of Lavender, Lemon, Sage, Spruce and Rosemary Bath products that help calm and soothe. I like to combine a few drops of Lemon and Sage in my bath. So nice! This is available at www.drhauschka.com

AHAVA Mineral Sparkles Holiday Gift Set ($20.00 USD). Put a little sparkle into your Holiday beauty routine with AHAVA’s Mineral Sparkles gift set. This exclusive set features three effective treatments to pamper and address the needs of the body and hands. These unique formulas are clinically proven to restore skin’s natural moisture balance for healthy and radiant skin. Powered by 21 essential Dead Sea minerals including potassium, calcium and magnesium, these treatments will renew your skin with soothing moisture. Includes Mineral Body Lotion, Mineral Hand Cream, Mineral Shower Gel and AHAVA’s Deluxe Chenille Bath Puff. Available at AHAVA.com

Enjoy!

Glow This Holiday Season With Shimmery Makeup Finds

Sparkle is such a fun way to glam up your look for the holidays. It’s always fun to buy a little glamour for yourself or others this time of year. The following products and sets are a perfect way to update your makeup this season: 

Vincent Longo Diamond Body Spray ($44.00 USD) adds glamour to your beauty in a new experiential body spray with sensual and shimmering pleasure. Place this nostalgic perfume bottle on your vanity table and prepare for attracting attention of all eyes. Illuminate your skin with instant highlighted shoulders, décolleté, arms and hair with a gentle atomized ‘poof’ of radiant loose diamond-like powder. Choose either Gold or Silver depending on your preferred radiance. Enjoy the spotlight and sparkle into the night.

This is so much fun to use. You squeeze the atomizer and a puff of glitter is magically applied where ever you wish. Visit www.vincentlongo.com to learn more and to purchase this fun product! 

Love Nest Josie’s Argan Favorites ($25.00 USD, $55 Value) — A four-piece, travel-size gift set that includes Josie Maran’s favorite argan oil must-haves for the face, eyes, cheeks, lips, and hair. This is a limited-edition gift set is ideal for all ages and skintones. Known for its natural, skin-healing properties, argan oil is your answer to healthy, youthful, radiant, clear skin and hair.

This set contains:
-0.21 oz Argan Color Stick in Petal Pink
– 0.11 oz Gogo Instant Natural Volume Argan Mascara
– 0.5 oz Argan Illuminizer
– 0.5 oz 100% Argan Oil

What else you need to know:
Argan Oil is produced from the argan tree in the semi-deserts of Morocco, and is rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, which have antiaging properties. Argan oil is an organic ingredient is known to help and prevent dehydration, inflammation, hyper pigmentation, and sebum production.

All four of these products are so fantastic because not only are they lovely beauty products, but the argan oil is so good for the skin! The mascara gives me long, thick lashes,  the color stick has a bit of shimmer and is a really pretty pink, the illuminizer is a very pearly, soft pink and the argan oil is great for nails, skin or hair. The price is exceptional for what you get! Visit www.sephora.com to purchase.   

Hard Candy Glow All The Way ($8.00 USD) – This pearly, luminizing highlighter illuminates all skin tones.  Apply to face or body for a luminous, sun-kissed bronze or pearlescent glow.  Infused with 24 Karat gold – and much more than a drop – this product will make you feel like a million bucks!  Available in bronze and pink. 

I’ve tried the bronze highlighter and it is so pretty! I like to use it on my arms and shoulders. In the summer it will look great on bare legs. You can purchase this at Walmart.

Enjoy!

Give the Gift of Beautiful Skin This Holiday Season

 

 

Looking to give a little bit of luxury for the holiday season? Skincare for the face or body make fantastic gifts for ladies (or genetlemen) who love their skin. Try one of the following from the great skin care companies Liz Earle, Weleda and Juara, or visit their websites and choose a different gift. Enjoy!

Liz Earle Superskin Try-Me Kit ($47.50) — includes:

Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, Instant Boost Skin Tonic, Superskin Moisturiser, Superskin Concentrate, and Superskin Eye & Lip Treatment.

Liz Earle creates natural skincare that is so good for your skin and leaves it glowing. This is especially good for aging skin, it will definately help your skin look younger!

Visit www.us.lizearle.com to learn more and to purchase this and many other holiday skincare kits from Liz Earle.

Another great Liz Earle gift is her new book, Skin Care Secrets: How to have Healthy Beautiful Skin Naturally ($24.95 USD Paperback, Firefly books). This give an age-to-age guide on beuatiful, natural skin. This is availaible at www.fireflybooks.com or bookstores everywhere.

Weleda Pomegranate Body Care Travel Kit ($9.99 USD) has everything that aging skin needs to be completely renewed, revitalized and protected. It’s a conveniently sized sampling of our Pomegranate Regenerating Body Care line to get you started turning back the clock on your skin’s natural beauty.

CONTENTS:
Pomegranate Regenerating Body Oil 0.32 fl OZ (10ml)
Pomegranate Regenerating Hand Cream 0.3 fl OZ (10g)
Pomegranate Creamy Body Wash 0.72 OZ (20g)

Juara has a couple of beautiful tropical skin care sets that will take you away this holiday season they are:

The Beyond Paradise Holiday Set ($45.00 USD — a $53.00 value) — includes the Candlenut Hydrating Shower Gel and Candlenut Hand & Body Balm.

The Escape to Bali Holiday Set ($28.oo USD — a $38.00 value) —  includes the Candlenut Perfume Oil and travel size Candlenut Hand & Body Balm together for $28 (a $38 value).

Visit www.juaraskincare.com to learn more and to purchase.