Mother’s Day Beauty Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is a couple of weeks away.  I always give my mom the gift of beauty. I love sharing my favorite products and ones I think she will love.

Below are wonderful skincare, makeup and other beauty ideas for the lovely ladies in your life:

Pamper your Mom this year by giving her the gift of radiance with the Eve Lom Radiance Range:

Purchase at Sephora stores and

Give the gift of flawless skin like Cindy Crawford with her amazing skincare line, Meaningful Beauty:

These are available at Ulta stores and

EO Ageless Skin Care Collection
EO Ageless Skin Care Collection

EO Ageless Skin Care Collection ($124.99 USD. or you can purchase each item separately) — Complex in formulation, simple in use. Based on the essential principles of synergy, performance and simplicity, the EO Ageless Skin Care Collection brings over eighty of the Earth’s most powerful botanical extracts into one simple daily regimen. Over twenty years of expertise culminates in a collection of skin care essentials that will transform the way you see yourself.

Enjoy 3.3 oz. cleansing milk, 2 oz. face moisturizer, 1 oz day face oil, 1.5 oz. scrub, and 1 oz. night face serum.


The perfect nude lip lies within the Nothing But The Nudes collection by Lipstick Queen.  I love these and think these would be great gifts for the lady who likes classic or natural looks/  Here are the shades:

  • The Truth — Pretty pink nude
  • The Whole Truth — Perfect peachy nude
  • Nothing But The Truth — Beautiful beige nude

Purchase at Ulta stores and

Daily Concepts Daily Hair Towel Wrap

Daily Concepts Daily Hair Towel Wrap ($18 USD) — This hair towel wrap is great for any length hair. With the soft cotton material, it makes getting ready after your shower super easy and pain free without having the hassle of a heavy towel on top of your head. The super soft cotton fabric also allows for quicker hair dry time giving your hair less time under the use of a hot blow dryer.

Purchase at


Everyone Pure Essential Oils Kit with Ultrasonic Diffuser
Everyone Pure Essential Oils Kit with Ultrasonic Diffuser

Everyone Pure Essential Oils Kit with Ultrasonic Diffuser ($64.99 USD) — The Everyone Aromatherapy Kit is the perfect gift for aromatherapy first-timers and experts alike! Included in this set is an Everyone Aromatherapy Ultrasonic Diffuser, 2 single note essential oils: PeppermintLavender, and 4 blends: UpliftBalanceFocus, and Fresh.

$64.99 Availability:

 Do you give beauty gifts for Mother’s Day?

Holiday Gift Guide 2017 — Beauty Gift Sets

It’s time!  This is my first gift guide of the season! I have some great gift ideas to share for the person in your life who loves beauty and skincare.  I’ll have more gift guides to come, too!

This post is a collection of skincare and makeup sets that I think would make amazing gifts for the beauty lover:

Dr. Jart+Magical Skin Potions  ($52 USD) — A set of five bestselling lotions, potions, and skin wonders to deliver the gift of clear and radiant skin this holiday season. This set contains:
– 0.84 oz/ 25 mL Water Fuse Ultimate Hydro Gel
– 0.5 oz/ 15 mL Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45 in 01 Light-Medium
– 1.7 oz/ 50 mL Dermaclear Micro Water
– 0.17 oz/ 5 mL Cicapair Tiger Grass Re.Pair Serum
– 1.7 oz/ 50 mL Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Dr. Jart+ Tarot of Masks ($36 USD) —   The perfect collection of face savers, this set of seven of Dr. Jart+’s most popular sheet masks treats multiple skin concerns, so you won’t be left guessing. It makes the perfect stocking stuffer for a loved one—or a holiday treat for yourself! This set contains:
– 0.8 oz/ 25 g Water Replenishment Mask
– 1.1 oz/ 30 g Micro Jet Brightening Solution Mask
– 0.8 oz/ 25 g Pore Minimalist Mask
– 0.8 oz/ 25 g Pore Master Patch Mask
– 1 oz/ 27 g Micro Jet Clearing Solution Mask
– 0.9 oz/ 25 g Ceramidin Mask
– 1.5 oz/ 43 g Hydration Lover Rubber Mask

Purchase at Sephora stores and

Lipstick Queen Sugar Spice and All Things Nice Trio ($45 USD) — Instantly multiply your lipstick wardrobe with three amazing shades that can be worn alone or paired with any Lipstick Queen Lip hue in Sugar Spice & All Things Nice Trio. Illuminating Ice Queen adds an icy cool look to highlight your lips while glistening Queen Bee is a honey toned nourishing treatment that adds a sun kissed, bronzing effect. Sultry Black Lace Rabbit has a touch of gold shimmer, for a lit-from-within, mysterious, candlelight glow that deepens any shade and creates a smokey veil on the lips. These transformers are enriched with vitamin E and shea butter, leaving lips super-hydrated, soft and sleek. Sugar & Spice kit creates infinite possibilities for a glamourous look with an alluring new twist!

Lipstick Queen Frog Prince Duo ($35 USD) — Bring a little fairytale magic to your makeup with Lipstick Queen’s bestselling Frog Prince Lip & Cheek Duo. The remarkable emerald green lipstick & blush duo work with your skin’s pH to transform into your unique shade of rosebud pink. Moisturizing and mesmerizing, these luscious formulas are enriched with vitamin E and shea butter, giving you a petal-soft texture and a translucent finish to both your lip and cheek.

Lipstick Queen Famous Last Words Liquid Matte Lipstick In Cheers ($24 USD) — The last word on liquid matte, Lipstick Queen’s Limited Edition Metallic Famous Last Words Liquid Matte Lipstick in Cheers is a lightweight, highly pigmented formula that glides on smooth and sets to a luxurious, hydrating velvet matte finish. Created with Lipstick Queen’s unique Elastic Matte complex and enriched with vitamin E, Cheers, is the perfect metallic berry that doesn’t dry out your lips. Comfortable yet glimmering, this holiday shade won’t have you sacrificing soft lips for staying power.

Purchase at Ulta and other fine beauty stores

Eve Lom Limited Edition Kiss Mix Cracker

Eve Lom Limited Edition Kiss Mix Cracker ($35 USD) — Keep your lips soft and kissable all winter long with Kiss Mix Original and Kiss Mix Demure. These lip treatments are luxurious, moisturizing, and protective. It will instantly relieve and soften lips, leaving an irresistible pearlized sheen and a cooling sensation.

Available at

Rodial Hydrate & Freeze Kit ($45) – Contains Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Mask and Snake Mask to visibly improve skin radiance and texture.

Rodial XXL Lash & Lip Kit ($42) – Contains Dragon’s Blood XXL Lip Plumper and Glamolash XXL Mascara to provide amplified volume for both lips and eyes.

Plus more great kits available!  Purchase at fine department stores.

Philosophy star light, glow bright set ($59 USD) — Skincare set that includes:
2oz/60ml renewed hope in a jar day
1oz/30ml renewed hope in a jar overnight
0.25 oz/7 ml renewed hope in a jar eye cream

Philosophy holiday pajamas shower gel ($18 USD 16 oz) — includes a mix of cotton flower, red velvet accord, sandalwood, and creamy musks.

Philosophy renewed hope in a jar ornament ($16 USD .5 oz) — philosophy’s world-famous moisturizer. This antioxidant-rich formula helps improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, revealing smoother, healthier-looking skin.

Philosophy snow angel set ($27 USD) — Bath set includes:
8oz/240ml snow angel shower gel
8oz/240ml snow angel body lotion

Available at

Stay tuned for more fun gift guides!







My Beauty Favorites — Week of October 16-22, 2017

It’s been cooler this week, so it finally is starting to feel like Fall!

This week, I am loving skincare products that are helping me transition into the cooler weather.  They include amazing cleansers, serums and a great new drugstore brand.  I was sent these fabulous products for my honest review:

The original EVE LOM cleanser ($80 USD) was the first of its kind, putting balm cleansers on the map. With a more in-dept, spa-like application process, this cleanser gives your skin a luxurious experience, removing all dirt and makeup residue, calming your skin down and allowing it to breathe.

EVE LOM Morning Time Cleanser ($60 USD) wakes your skin up and acts as the perfect base for your daily makeup. Achieve the same radiant, glowing complexion as the award-winning original cleanser, now in a quick, rinse-off formula. No muslin cloth needed.

EVE LOM Gel Balm Cleanser ($60 USD) is the latest addition to the cleanse collection. The same benefits as the original cleanser, and the Morning Time Cleanser, now in a new gel-to-balm formula, easily dispensed out of a pump bottle.

What I think:  These Eve Lom cleansers are so luxe, and they really clean without leaving my skin dry.  The original, is like a spa product, and it includes a muslin cloth to remove dirt and makeup.  Even though it really cleanses well, it doesn’t irritate sensitive skin!  The Morning Time cleanser is easy to use and the Gel Balm comes in a nice pump and really hydrates the skin!

Available at Sephora and other high end beauty stores.

SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Vitamin C Serum

SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Vitamin C Serum ($165 USD) –A daytime vitamin C serum that delivers advanced environmental protection and improves the appearance of lines and wrinkles, loss of firmness, and brightens skin’s complexion. Featuring a synergistic antioxidant combination of 15% pure vitamin C, 1% vitamin E, and 0.5% ferulic acid to enhance protection against environmental damage caused by free radicals that can contribute to atmospheric aging. This vitamin C serum helps neutralize free radicals induced by UVA/UVB, infrared radiation, and ozone pollution, which may lead to visible signs of accelerated skin aging. *Paraben-free and ideal for normal, dry, and sensitive skin types.

What I think: This is an amazing serum!  This is a morning serum that fights free radicals from daily sun exposure.  Plus, it works really well under makeup.  And I love that it doesn’t irritate sensitive skin. With continued use, I can see improvement of my wrinkles and the firmness of my skin.  Awesome!

Purchase at

YourGoodSkin Refreshing Face Wash ($7.49 USD) — This Refreshing Face Wash gently washes away make-up, excess oil & daily impurities. Skin looks healthy & feels instantly energized.

YourGoodSkin Balancing Skin Concentrate ($19.99, on sale now for $14.99) — This Balancing Skin Concentrate restores & maintains skin’s natural balance for clinically proven visibly healthier skin in just 28 days.

YourGoodSkin SPF30 Anti-Oxidant Day Cream ($12.99 USD) — This SPF30 Anti-Oxidant Day Cream defends & cares for skin, helping protect it from the environment. Skin looks healthy & feels balanced all day.

What I think: I’ve been trying out these and am enjoying them.  The face wash has a light citrus scent.  It cleanses well and leaves my face feeling so fresh and hydrated. The concentrate works like a serum under my moisturizer.    And the day cream does smell like SPF, but I love that it protects my skin!  I’m going to keep using these, but so far I love that we can get affordable, effective skincare at the drugstore!

Available at Walgreens stores and

What skincare products are you loving right now?


My Beauty Favorites — Week of August 14-20, 2017

Tomorrow is the Solar Eclipse!  How exciting!  Kansas City is in the path.  But, I couldn’t find glasses, so I will probably stay inside and experience the darkness without looking directly at it.  Then I’ll run outside and check on our animals (goats, chickens, rabbits)!

This week I have been loving a luxe new gel balm cleanser, a mascara that you shake and sandy nude nails:

Eve Lom Gel Balm Cleanser

Eve Lom Gel Balm Cleanser ($60 USD) — Fortify, purify and beautify your complexion with Eve Lom Gel Balm Cleanser, an innovative skincare formulation with ameliorative and regenerative properties. This hybrid gel-to-balm solution melts away makeup and impurities before enhancing the skin with intensely moisturising and hydrating active ingredients.

It is formulated with clove oil, utilised for its antiseptic properties, while eucalyptus oil works to banish toxins and purify the complexion. Energizing Egyptian chamomile oil works alongside shea butter to enhance the skin’s moisture levels. Grapeseed oil is included for the regulation of oil production, maintaining a healthy balance of natural oils while antioxidants defend against environmental stressors. Emulsifying lecithin and botanical extracts such as argan oil and olive oil soothe and nourish, establishing a radiant complexion.

What I think: This cool new cleanser feels so good on!  The natural oils and extracts cleanses my skin well and keep it hydrated throughout the day.  I love that I’m doing something good for my skin!

Purchase at

Rimmel London Shake It Fresh Mascara

Rimmel London Shake It Fresh Mascara ($6.99 USD) — The freshest mascara on the block that won’t dry out or cause clumps. Shake it up to keep it fresh from start to finish. Rock ultra-smooth, clump-free volume from first to last use.

First-to-market Shake-Shake technology makes Shake It Fresh Mascara last longer than normal mascara. Patented shaker system refreshes the formula when needed. Formula stays good as new and clump free from first to last day of use.  Volume Defining brush with flexible fibers adds volume and separates lashes from corner to corner for a mess-free, defined look.  Enjoy flawless, clump-free, smudge-free volume with every application.  Shades: Extreme Black,  Black and Very Black

What I think:  This is a really fun mascara to use.  I shake it before each use to freshen the product.  It applies really smoothly without clumps.  I use about two or more coats to get the length and volume I need.

Purchase at mass market retailers near you.

Sally Hansen Color Therapy sandy nudes ($8.99 USD) — Color that cares while you wear. Intensive nourishment for healthy looking nails. Up to 10 days fade-proof, Chip-Resistant Wear. 9 out of 10 Women experienced a noticeable improvement in their natural nails.

What I think:  I love nude nails all year round.  They are fresh and classic looking.  Color Therapy is one of my favorite polishes because it covers well, lasts for days and leave my nails looking healthy after removal!

Available at mass market retailers like Target.

What are you loving this week?