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.

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.