Black Friday/Cyber Monday Beauty Deals

Hi All!  Today I’m posting some amazing Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals. These are mostly beauty, but I want to start with a deal that is local to Kansas City:

 

 

Kendra Scott

Nov 27-Dec 2: Yellow Friday, Cyber Week Celebration

  • 25% Off Everything, 30% Off $300+ (And a few extra surprises along the way!)
  • True to the Kendra Scott brand, we are planning some exclusive deals and surprises for our customers throughout Cyber Week!
  • 11/29: In-store only Yellow Friday offer, ‚ÄúTwo iconic styles for $30 each‚ÄĚ (Ever Necklace and Everlyn Bracelet)
  • 12/2: Cyber Monday Steals: Exclusive marked-down products that will be $30 for one day only when combined with 25% offer.
  • When everyone else is celebrating Black Friday, at Kendra Scott, it‚Äôs Yellow Friday! Because we believe shopping for the ones you love should always be a celebration.

Town Center Crossing- 4533 W. 119th St. Leawood, Kansas 66209                                Country Club Plaza- 412 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112

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Daily Concepts Deals:

Black Friday – Buy 1, get 1 70%OFF

Cyber Monday – Buy 2, get 1 free

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EmmaHardie.com has a deal whereby you if spend £75.00 ($96.00) on 2 full size products excluding cloths you will get the 2 x 15 ml Midas Touch Free.

Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend will start 11/28 and finish midnight 12/2.

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Lashify.com has 15% off site-wide with Code CYBERX15 valid from 12/2 12 am to 12/2 11:59 pm. Free shipping for orders over $150 USD.

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Pausewellaging.com has a free starter kit ($27) + free-shipping on orders over $185 ‚Äď This will run from 11/24-12/2.

On Amazon ‚Äď there will be a 15% off coupon from 11/14-12/2


Are you doing any online Black Friday shopping, or are you braving the crowds?

Holiday Gift Guide 2019 — Philosophy Fragrance, Skincare and Bath and Body Sets

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Hi all!  Looking for some gorgeous fragrance, bath and skincare gift ideas? I was sent these amazing holiday Philosophy products for my honest review.

Philosophy products are amazing quality and smell wonderful!  They would make very nice gifts for the beauty lover in your life.

Here’s what I received:

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Snow Angel Shower Gel, EDT & Hand Lotion gift set ($35 USD) — A¬†fan-favorite, this transportive scent inspired by freshly fallen snow is perfectly paired and packaged in this holiday gift set to celebrate the season in an eau-so heavenly way. opening with a whisper of fresh air accord, notes of watery melon, jasmine petals and gentle orange blossom settle in its heart, and come to rest atop a warm base of creamy vanilla, rich sandalwood and sugared musk. use individually or layer for an even longer-lasting experience.

  • 6 oz. shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath
  • .5 oz. spray fragrance
  • 4 oz. hand cream

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Miracles All Year Long¬†3-Piece Skin Care Set ($65 USD) — Experience skin miracles all year long with this skin care gift set trio must-haves for smooth, radiant, healthy-looking skin. Contains:

  • Purity Made Simple Cleanser
  • Anti-Wrinkle Miracle Worker+ Moisturizer
  • Anti-Wrinkle Miracle Worker Primer

Experience skin miracles all year long with this skin care gift set. great skin begins with America’s #1 cleanser to gently dissolve makeup, lift away impurities and gently tone and hydrate, for a comfortable clean that never feels dry. follow morning and evening with anti-wrinkle miracle worker+. the silky texture melts into skin, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, improving texture instantly and over time. The multi-tasking primer helps blur imperfections, visibly fills in wrinkles and smoothes skin for a more even makeup application and a visible improvement in skin‚Äôs appearance. miraculous!

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Amazing Grace Two-Piece Fragrance Holiday Set ($50 USD) — Celebrate with a little extra grace! this gift set duo of philosophy‚Äôs beloved icon of fragrance is paired just for the holiday in classic 2 oz. and 0.5 oz. sizes, perfect for on the go. great for gifting (or receiving), this fragrance gift set of the whisper-soft floral fragrance is always appropriate‚ÄĒthe perfect must-have on every list.

This is my signature scent, so I’m happy to have a refill!¬† It’s so nice to wear everyday.¬† Very soft and feminine.

IMG-2127 These are the wonderful Shampoo, Shower Gel, & Bubble Baths.  I love these so much and always look forward to what scents they release each season.  The scents are Warm Apple Cider Donut and Vanilla Chocolate Crumble.  Yum!  And the packaging is so pretty this year! They sell for $18 each.


I recommend all of these products for gifts for someone special or yourself (you’re special, too!).¬† Do you love giving bath, fragrance and/or skincare gifts for the holidays?

 

Holiday Gift Guide 2019 — Makeup and Skincare Sets

Hi all!¬† Happy Saturday!¬† I’m doing some home remodeling today, anyone want to help me remove old wallpaper?¬† No?¬† I do not blame you!

I’ve included sets from Milk Makeup, Pixi Beauty, Laneige and Farsali.¬† I love these products and these they would make amazing gifts for the skincare and makeup junkie in your life!

Milk Makeup MVPs

MILK MAKEUP MVPs, $45 ($109 value), available 9/16 at milkmakeup.com, sephora.com & 10/4 in Sephora stores.
  • DELUXE KUSH MASCARA¬†(BOOM – blackest black):¬†High volume mascara with conditioning cannabis seed oil, heart-shaped fibers and pure pigments for clump-free, intense black finish.
  • MINI HYDRO GRIP PRIMER:¬†Primer with hemp-derived cannabis seed extract to hydrate and blue agave extract to grip¬†makeup¬†for all-day hold.
  • MINI COOLING WATER:¬†Cooling, under-eye-de-puffing stick packed with soothing seawater and caffeine for instantly energized skin.
  • MINI WATERMELON BRIGHTENING SERUM:¬†Solid serum with Swiss garden cress sprout extract to brighten and watermelon fruit extract to hydrate for more even skin tone and texture.
  • GLOW OIL LIP¬†+ CHEEK – (GLIMMER – mauve shimmer):¬†Shimmering, sheer multi-use lip¬†+ cheek with rice bran oil to hydrate for a lit-from-within glow.
  • MINI HIGHLIGHTER – (BLITZED – rose gold):¬†Dewy, multi-use highlighter with mango butter and avocado oil to hydrate and blend seamlessly for an everyday glow.
  • MINI BRONZER – (BAKED – bronze):¬†Creamy, multi-use bronzer stick with mango butter and avocado oil to hydrate and blend seamlessly for a sun-kissed glow.Milk Makeup Triple the KUSH Set
Milk Makeup TRIPLE THE KUSH, $25 ($41 value), available 9/16 at milkmakeup.com, sephora.com and 10/4 in Sephora stores.
  • KUSH MASCARA (BOOM – blackest black):¬†High volume mascara with thickening heart-shaped fibers, conditioning cannabis oil and pure pigments for a clump-free, intense black finish.
  • MINI KUSH CLEAR BROW GEL (HYDRO – clear):¬†Clear brow gel with conditioning, hemp-derived cannabis seed oil to tame and set brow hair¬†without stiffness or flaking.
  • MINI KUSH LIP BALM (GREEN DRAGON – clear):¬†Hydrating, soothing daily balm with conditioning, hemp-derived cannabis seed oil to soften lips and improve texture.

Milk Makeup is Cruelty-Free, Vegan, Paraben-Free and Gluten-Free

 

Pixi Liquid Fairy Lights Duo

Pixi Beauty¬†Liquid Fairy Lights Duo ($24 USD) — This limited edition kit includes two of our long wearing liquid glimmer eyeshadows. Wear solo or on top of eye shadow for an instant sparkle effect. Kit includes Liquid Fairy Lights in BareBrilliance & SunRay.

I really recommend these.¬† I have the BareBrilliance shade and it’s gorgeous!

Pixi Best of Tonics

Pixi Beauty¬†Best of Tonics ($22 USD) — Discover 3 of our cult status skin tonics! Use after cleansing, before serum & moisturizer. Kit contains: Deluxe travel sizes of Rose Tonic, Glow Tonic, and Vitamin-C Tonic.

Pixi products are available at pixibeauty.com

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Farsali Skin Goals – Blur, Prime, Hydrate & Soothe Set ($25, $33 value) — Skin Goals contains four mini versions of FARS√ĀLI faves. Skintune Blur blurs, Unicorn Essence primes, Rose Gold Elixir hydrates, and Volcanic Elixir soothes.

This Set Contains:
– 0.17 oz/ 5 mL Unicorn Essence Antioxidant Primer Serum
– 0.17 oz/ 5 mL Skintune Blur Perfecting Primer Serum
– 0.17 oz/ 5 mL Rose Gold Elixir – 24K Gold Infused Beauty Oil
– 0.17 oz/ 5 mL Volcanic Elixir Polynesian Beauty Oil

Just to let you know, these are tiny.¬† You only get a few uses with each little bottle.¬† You can buy a mini of most of these for $22 each, and it’s about twice the amount of product.¬† So if I like one of these, I might purchase a mini.

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Laneige Kiss Me at Midnight Set ($28 USD) —¬† A sweet midnight treat for your lips‚ÄĒindulge yourself in this Lip Sleeping Mask trio featuring two limited-edition flavors. Craving a berry cocktail, minty rush, or a sweet candy treat? Choose the Lip Sleeping Mask flavor that best fits your mood. A formula that’s both rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, with Moisture Wrap‚ĄĘ technology that coats lips in a protective film. Apply it before bed to lock in essential moisture and wake up with soft, supple lips.

I use these before bed, but also in the daytime, too.  They are really great lip balms!

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I hope you’ve been enjoying all of my gift guides this year.¬† And there’s more to come!

Holiday Gift Guide 2019 — Hair and Bath Gifts

Hi all! Here’s another amazing holiday beauty gift guide!

Today I have some cool gift sets for hair care and body care.¬† There’s some wonderful travel kits, but each brand has larger sets as well.¬† You can check out the websites listed for more sets for each brand.

Here are my suggestions for those who love trying new hair and bath products:

R+Co Big Trip Set

R+Co BIG TRIP¬†Set ($45, Value: $64 USD) ‚Äď This travel set includes your must-haves for a voluminous mane no matter the destination ‚Äď DALLAS Biotin Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner Travel Size, OUTER SPACE Flexible Hairspray Travel Size and RODEO STAR Thickening Style Foam Travel Size.

Purchase at RandCo.com

 

Seen Travel Kit

SEEN Travel Kit ($29 USD) ‚Äď A customizable trio of travel-sized favorites for great hair and skin on-the-go. SEEN is a dermatologist-designed, non-comedogenic hair line formulated to keep your skin and hair breakout-free Choose your combination of Skin-Caring Shampoo, Skin-Caring Conditioner and Skin-Caring Blow-Out Creme, packaged in a canvas travel pouch.

Available at HelloSEEN.com

Travel Size C√īte d'Azur Body Wash & Cr√®me Set

Oribe C√īte d‚ÄôAzur Body Travel Set ($25; Value: $35) ‚Äď Upgrade bath time on-the-go. Lather and luxuriate in Oribe Bodycare collection. Infused with Oribe‚Äôs signature C√īte d‚ÄôAzur scent of sun-drenched notes of Calabrian bergamot, white butterfly jasmine and sandalwood. C√īte d‚ÄôAzur Restorative Body Wash gently cleanses skin while adding silky softness. The C√īte d‚ÄôAzur Restorative Body Creme blend of sweet almond, meadowfoam & starflower oils and shea butter smooths, softens while delivering the deepest hydration.

Purchase at oribe.com and luxury stores such as Nordstrom and Beautylish.

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Joanna Vargas The Ritual Kit ($47, Value: $52; available at JoannaVargas.com) ‚Äď This kit includes two of Celebrity Facialist Joanna Vargas‚Äô holy-grail and celebrity-loved products for a complete head-to-toe detox and exfoliation. Begin each morning with a Ritual Brush dry brush session then cleanse with the green tea Ritual Bar.

Available at shop.joannavargas.com


Have you started shopping yet?¬† I’m getting ready to. I’m hoping I find some good deals this year!

 

Beauty Products for Fab Holiday Looks!

Hi All! Can you believe how close it is getting to Christmas?¬† Are you going to hoiday parties?¬† If so, some pretty new makeup might be fun for your Christmas and New Year’s parties!

Below are some choices that will help get you glam through to 2019:

Jane Iredale Holiday 2018
Jane Iredale Holiday 2018

Limited Edition Butterfly Bag ‚Äď ($20¬†USD) A portion of the profits goes to SaveOurMonarchs, a grassroots, non-profit organization dedicated to saving the embattled monarch butterflies. Original artwork by Gretchen Kelly designed exclusively for¬†jane¬†iredale. Featured butterflies, Monarchs and Swallowtails, are native to¬†Jane‘s garden. Zip-close pure cotton canvas bag with wipe-clean vinyl liner.

Dance with Me Refillable Compact ($20 USD)¬†Refillable rose gold compact embellished with elegant butterflies holds PurePressed¬ģ Base Mineral Foundation, Bronzer Refills, PureMatte¬ģ Finish Powder Refill or Beyond Matte¬ģ HD Matifying Powder. Elegant, mirrored, rose gold compact has a butterfly embellishment. Close with a satisfying snap, keeping makeup fresh & protected. Sleek, lightweight design is made of recyclable plastic. High-shine finish is fingerprint resistant. Perfect for on-the-go touch-ups.

Kiss and Tell Lip Stain/Gloss Kit ‚Äď ($49 USD) Long-lasting, saturated lip stains and a clear shimmer gloss for creating a variety of beautiful lip looks. Shades are:

  1. Stain Craving ‚Äď light salmon
  2. Stain Fascination ‚Äď rosy pink
  3. Gloss Crystal ‚Äď clear shimmer

Let’s Party Eye Shadow Kit ‚Äď ($59 USD) —¬†Five super-saturated, universally wearable PurePressed¬ģ Eye Shadows with just a playful touch of shimmer.¬†Highly pigmented, long-lasting and crease resistant.¬†Use wet or dry; apply colors alone, blended or layered.Botanical extracts soothe, protect and nurture skin.¬†The shades are:

  1. Spree ‚Äď pale pink with subtle shimmer
  2. Wing-ding ‚Äď plum with subtle shimmer
  3. Soiree ‚Äď royal blue with subtle shimmer
  4. Shindig ‚Äď shimmery jade green
  5. Hootenanny ‚Äď shimmery chocolate brown

All of these gorgeous products and more can be purchased at janeiredale.com

Maybelline Metallic Makeup
Maybelline Metallic Makeup

Maybelline New York Burgundy Bar Eyeshadow Palette¬†($11.99) —¬†Filled with ultra-shimmery shades of burgundy and gold, this palette will help you create a warm-toned smokey eye that is perfect your office holiday party, New Year‚Äôs Eve, and everything in between.

Maybelline New York Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter¬†($9.99) —¬†Glitter and glow this holiday season with the go-to highlighter that will have you shining bright all night long! The Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter is available in four shades, offering a match for all skin tones.¬†Shades include: Molten Gold, Molten Rose Gold, Molten Peach, and Molten Topaz

Maybelline New York Lip Studio Metallic Foil Liquid Lipstick¬†($8.99) —¬†There‚Äôs no better time to rock a sparkly, metallic lip than the holidays! See¬†here¬†for a tutorial on how to apply this statement lipstick for the most festive pout at the party.¬†Shades include: Luna, Zen, Calypso, Nemesis, Trident, and Vortex

Purchase at mass market retailers near you.

POP Beauty Topper Popper
POP Beauty Topper Popper

POP Beauty Topper Popper ($8 each) — Metallic top-coat to use over any lip colour, or use on bare lips for sheer gilded pout. No smudge, no budge to last throughout the day & night!¬† Perfect for Parties, Red Popper is especially nice for Christmas! The shades from left to right are Cream Popper, Peach Popper, Copper Popper, Pink Popper, Red Popper and Violet Popper.

Complete Salon Manicure Ready in Reds Collection
Complete Salon Manicure Ready in Reds Collection

Complete Salon Manicure Ready in Reds Collection ($7.99 USD) — From cool, beautiful berry tones to a classic red, this collection will have you feeling festive throughout the holiday season.

Complete Salon Manicure Ready in Reds Collection shades include:
  • Red Handed:¬†This lipstick-inspired red hue will be worth getting caught ‚ÄĒ it‚Äôs a full-on holiday hotness heist.
  • Red Zin:¬†Toast the season in this rich, deep wine-inspired crimson polish with a cream finish.
  • Belle of the Ball:¬†Be the fairest of them all at every fete in your holiday-party circuit in a sparkle-tinged mulberry tone.
  • Oh So Lava-ly:¬†This majorly metallic take on burgundy is an eruption of elegance.
  • Cherry Delightful:¬†Fall for a freshly picked Morello cherry-red polish with a glossy finish to dress up your holiday-party look.
  • Berry Fancy:¬†A juicy take on this cranberry-hue will add an element of luxury to every ensemble.

Purchase at mass market retailers.

What makeup do you like to use for the holidays?  I love all shimmers and glitters, so these products are perfect for me!

 

 

 

 

Holiday Gift Guide 2018 — Last Minute Beauty Gift Ideas

Hey all! I’m here with my last gift guide of the year (I think).¬† I have a few last minute gift ideas.¬† You can get almost everything by Christmas if you shop online in the next day or two, and you can also go in to stores to pick up lots of great gifts!

Below are skincare, body care and makeup sets that will make amazing gifts:

Laneige Dream and Glow Set
Laneige Dream and Glow Set
Laneige Dream and Glow Set ($39 USD) — With the dry winter season upon us, everyone needs to add some extra hydration to their skin care routine. The newest gift set from Laneige is SURE to give you intense hydration to your skin and lips all winter long. The Dream and Glow Set includes a full size Water Sleeping Mask, a travel size Moisture Cream and, of course, our #1 selling Lip Sleeping Mask!
Where to Buy: us.laneige.com,
Burt's Bees Personalized Beeswax Lip Balm
Burt’s Bees Personalized Beeswax Lip Balm
Burt’s Bees Personalized Beeswax Lip Balm (4 Pack for $20) — For the holiday season, Burt‚Äôs Bees are making things PERSONAL! Create a custom gift for your family and friends that everyone will be raving about. Simply go on¬†www.BurtsBees.com, pick your flavor and customize with a name or message!
Where to Buy: www.BurtsBees.com
Buxom Cosmetics Party All Night Mini Lip Plumping Vault
Buxom Cosmetics Party All Night Mini Lip Plumping Vault
Who doesn’t love Mini Lip Glosses? Buxom Cosmetics has launched their Party All Night Mini Lip Plumping Vault ($49 USD, on sale now for less at the stores below) for the holidays and it is flying off the shelves! The limited edition vault comes with 12 pieces including four lip liners and eight shimmery glosses. Get the $125 value vault for only $49!
C.O. Bigelow Hand Wash Body Lotion Duo Gift Set - Lime & Coriander
C.O. Bigelow Hand Wash/Body Lotion Duo Gift Set – Lime & Coriander

 

Bigelow Chemist Hand Wash & Body Lotion Duo Set features two of their top selling
formulas infused with the scent of Lime & Coriander.  You can purchase this in other scents as well.
Are you still shopping?  Any tips for last minute shoppers?

Holiday Gift Guide 2018 — For The Hard To Buy For Part 2!

Hi all! Still shopping?  Me too!  What are you getting those people in your life who are so hard to buy for???

Below are fun games for all ages, a cool scooter, clothing that gives back and high vibration wooden jewelry:

Happy Salmon
Happy Salmon

Happy Salmon¬†($14.29 USD) is a simple, fast-paced card game that gets everyone moving and laughing in under two minutes. Everyone simultaneously calls out the action shown on their top card – “High 5”, “Pound It”, “Switcheroo”, or “Happy Salmon”. When two players have a match, they celebrate by performing that action together. Then both players discard their top card and call out the action on their next card. The first player to discard all their cards wins!

Happy Salmon has won several Family Game of the Year awards. The game includes 72 cards, rules, and the Happy Salmon fish pouch. And it’s NOT just for kids either! Adults love this game for parties and team building! Its also great for long road trips and travel!

Purchase at Target.

Harry Potter Games
Harry Potter Games

Calling all Harry Potter fans! What better way to celebrate your fandom than with Pressman’s Harry Potter games? Embrace your inner Gryffindor with Harry Potter Magical Beasts and the Harry Potter Tri-Wizard Maze Tournament.

Magical beasts have broken loose at HOGWARTS! It‚Äôs up to your favorite wizards to capture them in the¬†Harry Potter Magical Beasts Game. Play as Harry Potter‚ĄĘ, Hermione Granger‚ĄĘ, Ron Weasley‚ĄĘ¬†or Ginny Weasley‚ĄĘ¬†as you collect clues and track down creatures. The dynamic swinging game board adds excitement as you travel in and out of HOGWARTS. The first player to collect a magical beast wins. For 2 to 4 players, ages 8 and up.

Muggles and wizards alike will be enchanted by the¬†Harry Potter Tri-Wizard Maze Tournament! It features fast-action Pop ‚Äėn‚Äô Race play as you race around the Tri-Wizard Maze competing to capture the Tri-Wizard Cup! Beware – there are traps along the way that may hurt or help your journey throughout the maze. For 2 to 4 players, ages 5 and up.

Purchase at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Go! Calendar & Games

Razor Spark Ultra Scooter
Razor Spark Ultra Scooter

 

Razor Spark Ultra Kick Scooter with Super Bright LED Wheels ($44 USD) —¬†Lightning on wheels, the Spark Ultra is a blur of brilliant light that‚Äôs ready to take riders to a new dimension of fun. Featuring the brightest LED wheels of any scooter in the Razor lineup, the Spark Ultra doubles down on flash with every blast from its Spark Bar for a glowing ride that will light it up all day long. The full-length grip tape sets the tone with its spark-inspired design, while the patented folding system makes it easy to take your light show on the go. Designed for responsible riders ages 8 and up, the Spark Ultra‚Äôs aluminum t-tube and deck provide hand-me-down durability, with easy-adjust handlebars that let you find the perfect height.

  • Age: 8+
  • Max Rider Weight: 143 lb (65 kg)
  • No assembly required
  • Product Dimensions: 24.5‚ÄĚ x 11.5‚ÄĚ x 33‚ÄĚ (648 mm x 292 mm x 832 mm)
  • Weight: 5.5 lb (2.5 kg)

Purchase at jet.com

Peace Frogs Good Karma Full Zip French Terry Hood Adult Sweatshirt
Peace Frogs Good Karma Full Zip French Terry Hood Adult Sweatshirt

Peace Frogs Good Karma Full Zip French Terry Hood Adult Sweatshirt ($49.99 – $57.99 depending on size) — These sweatshirts are 55% cotton for softness and 45% polyester for wrinkle free durability using a ringspun pre-shrunk French terry material. This sweatshirt is a popular classic for good reason. Print is on the back with a smaller front print.

Purchase this and other great items at peacefrogs.com

Statement Peace Necklace
Statement Peace Necklace

Statement Peace Necklace ($65 SD) — Find your inner peace and spread peace to all. Make your statement:

Maple 1/8″
Antique Bronze Finish
Chain Length: 24″

Statement Peace is a HIGH vibration wooden jewelry line that is made from peace and love. From the seed that first lays its roots in the ground and sprouts to see the sun for the first time, each tree has a journey that begins. Each tree has a past, a present, and a future.

“We at¬†Statement Peace¬†believe when you operate out of peace and love it is felt by all. We also believe that energy is transferrable. With every piece of peace we create we transfer our passion, high vibrations and good juju with the intention that you feel our vibes.¬†Gravitate. Vibe. Repeat.”

Purchase at http://www.wearstatementpeace.com

I hope that gave you inspiration.  There are so many cool gifts out there!  I hope you are having a great holiday season so far!

Holiday Gift Guide 2018 — Books Gifts Part 2

Hi All!¬† Still going strong with my gift guides! I know I’m still shopping, and being an Amazon Prime member means I can get almost anything in two days!¬† All of these books are on Amazon and most can be purchased on Kindle.

The books in this guide are all about health and fitness.  I did lose a few pounds in 2018 and are hoping to do even better in 2019!

Active by Holly Davidson
Totally Buf by Libby Babet

Active by Holly Davidson —¬†We all want to feel fit, healthy and strong, but with today‚Äôs fast¬†paced lifestyles it can be¬†hard to find the time or motivation to exercise. What if there was a way to find the fitness¬†that‚Äôs right for you¬†‚ÄĒ¬†workouts that will fit into the time and space you have available? Holly¬†Davidson is a top personal trainer who works according to the fundamental belief that¬†fitness is within each one of us, and we can find it wherever we are. She has used her¬†years of experience to devise an exercise program that is varied, flexible,¬†and fun¬†in her¬†new fitness book

ACTIVE: Workouts that Work for You (Kyle Books; January 2019; Paperback; $16.99)
Totally Buf by Libby Babet
Totally Buf by Libby Babet

Totally Buf by Libby Babet ($19.99 USD) — The BUF Girls are Australia’s revolutionary new team of fitness and nutrition gurus for a new generation of healthy-minded, empowered women.¬†Being a BUF Girl isn’t about competition, body image or comparison, it’s about friendship and community, healthy bodies and healthy minds, and inspiring, supporting and celebrating all women.

THE BUF GIRLS ARE:
LIBBY BABET #ATHLETEMAKER
CASSEY MAYNARD #CURVECREATOR
ALICIA BEVERIDGE #BUTTKICKER
SIAN JOHNSON #BOOTYSHAKER

Together, the BUF (BEAUTIFUL, UNSTOPPABLE, FEARLESS) Girls are on a mission to show women everywhere how to get healthy and fit – and stay healthy and fit – through easy and simple steps.

This 6-week plan (one focus habit each week) will completely transform your health and wellbeing, with core fitness, nutrition and mindset tips that every woman can implement in their day-to-day lives.

With over 100 recipes (including vegan and vegetarian options), easy exercise and nutrition tips, TOTALLY BUF will give you all you need to be a BUF Girl.

 

Low Carb Express by Annie Bell
Low Carb Express by Annie Bell

Low Carb Express by Annie Bell —¬†Adopting a low carb diet doesn‚Äôt mean you have to deprive yourself of delicious food.¬†Author of¬†Low-Carb¬†Revolution, award¬†–¬†winning food writer Annie Bell offers a speedy¬†update to this diet, revolving around fresh,¬†seasonal ingredients¬†with her latest cookbook

LOW CARB EXPRESS: Cut the Carbs with 130 Deliciously Healthy Recipes (Kyle Books; January 2018; Trade Paperback; $19.99) . Every recipe lists the carbohydrate and
protein values and can be made in 30 minutes or less. Chapters include: Bread, including a low-carb Rosemary Focaccia and Sesame Parmesan Crackers; Eggs and Frittatas, which features three Omelet Pizza recipes; Protein Pots such as a Chicken, and Chile Pot with Miso Dressing; Very Veggie, including a zucchini noodle salad; the Sweet Satisfaction of Papaya Creams and Chocolate, Date, and Orange Mousse; and more.
Beat Your Bloat by Maeve Madden
Beat Your Bloat by Maeve Madden

Beat Your Bloat by Maeve Madden —¬†Being honest about bloating is something Irish-born blogger, model, and fitness guru¬†Maeve Madden has never shied away from. In fact, her social media channels depict her¬†real-life battle with IBS and PCOS, as well as adult acne. Her transparent, ‚Äúno filter‚Ä̬†approach is a proven hit and she has gained her more than 140k Instagram followers as¬†a result. Our increasingly stressful lifestyles and poor diet choices means people are¬†crying out for relatable, informative,¬†and inspirational advice.

BEAT YOUR BLOAT: Recipes and Exercise to Promote Digestive Health (Kyle Books; January 2019; Trade Paperback; $16.99) covers Maeve’s personal journey to achieving a healthy lifestyle and shows how you too can transform your digestive health and fitness. Chapters cover Getting Started, Beating the Binge, Cut the Cravings, Rescue Remedies, and Consistency Not Perfection, and provides guidance not only on how to beat bloating but also on achieving body positivity.
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What do you still need to get this year?

Holiday Gift Guide 2018 — Beauty Stocking Stuffers

Hi all! I hope you’re having a great weekend!¬† I’m back with another gift giving guide.¬† This time its beauty stocking stuffers. From makeup to skin care to hair accessories, there are so many great products that you can give the beauty lover!

I have a range of products and price points, in no particular order:

Flower Beauty Warrior Glitter Shadow
Flower Beauty Warrior Glitter Shadow

Flower Beauty Warrior Glitter Shadow ($10 USD) — High impact glitter pigments meets luminous opaque color for a look so fierce it can’t go unnoticed. Our boldest eye look yet, this captivating collection of long-wearing glitter packed liquid eyeshadows is not for the faint of heart. Dries down completely, no glitter fall out. Step out of the shadows with Warrior Glitter Shadow. Comes ins 6 gorgeous shades.¬† The one above is Camo.¬† It’s perfect for fall!

Available at flowerbeauty.com and Ulta stores.

Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat
Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat

Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat ($29 USD) –This is one hot little palette. Naked Petite Heat is a compact eyeshadow palette featuring six all-new scorched neutrals inspired by our own Naked Heat. With five matte shades for lid, crease and liner, plus one demi-matte highlighting shade, it has everything you need to create looks that range from soft and sultry to flat-out fire.

The ultra-compact packaging was made for travel and fits in your smallest purse. But don‚Äôt let its petite exterior fool you‚ÄĒit contains full-size pans of our legendary Eyeshadow and a mirror. Emblazoned with burning roses, this hot commodity will be your go-to palette.

Use each shade alone or pair them up with your favorite shadows to create endless sizzling eye looks. Some of our new favorites are Hot Spell, our latest terra-cotta obsession, and Strike, a rich reddish brown. Feel like totally going up in flames? Try Wild Thing, a burnt orange shade, or Heist, a rich cayenne, for extra spice. Better yet, you can use these matte shades as a base to pair with your 12-shade Naked Heat palette.

Purchase at urbandecay.com, Ulta and Sephora.

bareMinerals GEN NUDE Eyeshadow Aurora Lights
bareMinerals GEN NUDE Eyeshadow Aurora Lights

bareMinerals GEN NUDE Eyeshadow Aurora Lights ($48 USD) —¬†Discover 18 dazzling shades of our bestselling GEN NUDE mineral eyeshadow in one beautiful, gift-ready palette. The rich, flattering colors in matte, radiant, shimmer and metallic finishes are suitable for creating endless day-to-night looks, and this palette features 8 new limited edition shades.

Shades included: Spotlight, 500 Thread Count, NEW Interstellar, NEW Venus, NEW Earthling, NEW Wave Length, NEW Galaxy, NEW Comet, NEW Force Field, Presto, Delightful, Catch Me If…, Romp, Louder, Santorini, NEW Meteor Shower, Dazzle, Perspective.

GEN NUDE eyeshadows are crease resistant and last up to 12 hours with clean, good-for-skin color.

Purchase at bareminerals.com and ulta.com

Josie Maran Soul Sisters Pure Argan Hydration Duo
Josie Maran Soul Sisters Pure Argan Hydration Duo

Josie Maran Soul Sisters Pure Argan Hydration Duo ($19 USD) — A bestselling duo featuring 100 percent organic multitaskers that smooth the appearance of wrinkles, while increasing hydration.

Josie Maran’s 100% Pure Argan Oil refines the look of fine lines and nourishes overnight as a youth-activating hydrator filled with essential fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamin E. In addition, 100% Pure Argan Oil Light absorbs quickly with a semi-matte satin finish.

This set contains:
– 0.5 oz/ 15 mL 100 percent Pure Argan Oil
– 0.5 oz/ 15 mL 100 percent Pure Argan Oil Light

Milk Makeup The 'Rents
Milk Makeup The ‘Rents

Milk Makeup The ‘Rents ($20 USD) — Includes:

MINI COOLING WATER UNDER-EYE DE-PUFFER STICK: Cooling, under-eye de-puffing stick packed with soothing seawater and caffeine for instantly energized skin.

  • DE-PUFFS: Infused with caffeine to support micro-circulation, giving skin an energized, glowing look.
  • SOOTHES: Formulated with natural seawater to calm irritated skin and hydrate.
  • HYDRATES: Gel formula glides onto skin to lock in moisture all day. Directions: Swipe on undereyes to de-puff and refresh skin.

MINI BLUR STICK MATTE PRIMER: Silicone-free matte primer that minimizes the appearance of pores and fine lines to create a smooth, shine-free finish.

  • PRIMES: Creates a matte finish on all skin tones for makeup that goes on smooth and stays put.
  • BLURS: Powder-filled blurring microspheres absorb oil and minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines.
  • BREATHES: With an innovative non-comedogenic, silicone-free, and oil-free formula that won‚Äôt clog pores.

Available at milkmakeup.com and Sephora.com

JINsoon Encore Collection
JINsoon Encore Collection

JINsoon Encore Collection ($42 USD) —

Cricket Happy Hair Ties Tin
Cricket Happy Hair Ties Tin

Cricket Happy Hair Ties Tin ($4.99 USD) —¬†Compact and loaded with 25 black hair ties for easy access ‚Äď even on the¬†go!¬†Affordable, adorable, and useful for styling the perfect bun, ponytail, or¬†updo.

Purchase at cvs.com

Eylure Vegas Nay Lash Gift Set
Eylure Vegas Nay Lash Gift Set
Eylure x Vegas Nay Gift Set ($14.99) This limited edition gift set includes 3 of the most popular Vegas Nay Lash styles in the Luxe Collection, all featuring a mink effect texture. The feather light lashes add dramatic enhancement for any eye shape and are made for reusable application.
STYLES:
  • Platinum Princess
  • Golden Goddess
  • Bronze Beauty

Purchase at Target and Ulta

What do you give in stocking stuffers?  Any fun beauty products?

Holiday Gift Guide 2018 — Beauty Gift Sets Part 2

Hi All!¬† I hope you had a great weekend.¬† I’m back with more beauty gift sets that will make amazing gifts. So if you haven’t finished your shopping, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered!

Below are skincare, body care and lots of makeup picks:

DR. JART+ Cicapair Friends Skin Soothers

DR. JART+ Cicapair Friends Skin Soothers ($36 USD) — Cicapair‚ĄĘTiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30 is a green-to-beige color-correcting treatment that corrects redness and helps protect skin from environmental aggressors. Cicapair‚ĄĘ Tiger Grass Re.Pair Serum is a highly concentrated, fast-acting serum that soothes skin sensitivity while calming redness and irritation. Cicapair‚ĄĘ Tiger Grass Cream is a moisturizing cream to calm sensitive, irritated, inflamed skin. Cicapair‚ĄĘ Tiger Grass Nightly Re.Pair Mask is an overnight mask that soothes redness and irritation to calm damaged skin. Cicapair‚ĄĘ Tiger Grass Camo Drops is a smart hybrid product‚ÄĒan ultra-lightweight, revitalizing serum and color corrector that neutralizes redness and turns on skin‚Äôs glow.

This set contains:
– 0.17 oz/ 5 mL Cicapair‚ĄĘ Tiger Grass Re.Pair Serum
– 0.34 oz/ 10 mL Cicapair‚ĄĘ Tiger Grass Cream
– 0.5 oz/ 15 mL Cicapair‚ĄĘ Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30
– 0.17 oz/ 5 mL Cicapair‚ĄĘ Tiger Grass Camo Drops
– 5 x 0.1 oz/ 3 mL Cicapair‚ĄĘ Tiger Grass Nightly Re.Pair Mask

Purchase at Sephora

NaturaBrasil Hand Cream Trio
NaturaBrasil Hand Cream Trio

NaturaBrasil Hand Cream Trio ($29.50 USD) — A great way to try three of our best-loved hand creams in the perfect take-anywhere size. This set contains:

– Maracuja Hand Cream Enriched with soothing Maracuj√° Oil, this lightweight but efective hand cream penetrates quickly to leave hands feeling soft and smooth, never greasy.

– Castanha Hand Cream Enriched with Brazilian Castanha Oil and Murumuru butter, this extremely effective hand cream softens and smooths skin and provides a protective barrier against the elements. The rich texture absorbs quickly to leave hands feeling comfortable, not greasy.

– Cacau Hand Cream Enriched with Brazilian Cacau and Murumuru Butters butters, this extremely effective hand cream softens and smooths skin and provides a protective barrier against the elements.

Check out more sets and purchase at http://www.naturabrasil.com

Pixi Beauty¬†Glow Tonic Holiday Edition ($15 USD) — The Pixi Glow Tonic 100ml miracle working toner helps brighten the complexion resulting in a healthier glow.

Pixi Beauty Lid Lovelies 2nd Edition ($22 USD) — 18 coordinated eye shades in a blendable natural mineral formula. Use with a fluffy eye brush for a sheer natural looking finish.

Purchase at http://www.pixibeauty.com and Target

bareMinerals Supernova Space Glossary 12-Piece Full-Size Bestsellers Collection
bareMinerals Supernova Space Glossary 12-Piece Full-Size Bestsellers Collection

bareMinerals Supernova Space Glossary 12-Piece Full-Size Bestsellers Collection ($79 USD) — With full-sized versions of cult-classic favorites like Prime Time and Mineral Veil, this 12-piece set is sure to be a smash. Complete with a brush, mascara, a few lippies, and more, this gift¬†covers all of your bases.

On Saturday, December 8th, all bareMinerals holiday sets will be 40% off at Ulta in store and online. They have lots of sets in different price ranges, so check it out!

Purchase at Ulta or http://www.bareminerals.com

Urban Decay Holiday Hall of Fame
Urban Decay Holiday Hall of Fame

Urban Decay Holiday Hall of Fame ($39 USD) —¬†Time to pay homage to the holy-grail favorites with some serious cult following. This year we‚Äôre welcoming these heavy hitters into the Holiday Hall of Fame, an ultimate arsenal to complete any look this season. Features a travel-size original Eyeshadow Primer Potion, travel-size All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray, full-size Perversion 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil and a full-size Perversion Mascara.

Urban Decay has lots of other great sets and beautiful palettes (Born to Run anyone?) that would make such nice gifts!

Price: $39, Available at Sephora/Sephora.com, Ulta Beauty/Ulta.com, select Macy’s stores/Macys.com, and UrbanDecay.com

Are you still shopping for beauty gifts?  Any good ideas to share?