My Beauty Favorites — Week of February 26-March 5, 2017

Even though it’s getting warmer, my skin and hair are still dry and need hydration.  I love receiving new products to try for this and have been loving so many lately!

Below are natural bath and body products, anti-aging skincare and face and hair masks:

Le Couvent des Minimes Gardener’s Hand Healer ($19 2.6 oz) blends 20% of the finest grade Shea Butter with seven Beneficial Plants to enhance the appearance of your hands.This intensive formula restores moisture to the skin and protects active, chapped and cracked hands like an invisible glove to leave them soft and smooth.

Le Couvent des Minimes Eau des Minimes ($38 3.4 fl. oz.) continues the tradition of the Eaux de Cologne that were prepared in convents in times gone by. This original recipe is a fragrant water, which can be applied generously to the body. It combines 3 refreshing citrus fruits with 7 plants from the official garden, selected for their beneficial properties.

Le Couvent des Minimes Eau Sereine Relaxing Shower Veil ($12 USD) — Inspired by the breathtaking surroundings of the Convent, this botanical fragrance captures the tranquil waters of a lake high in the mountains of Haute-Provence. Inspired by the relaxing setting of the Convent,this rich, plant-based cleansing base gently cleanses skin while leaving behind a revitalizing fragrance.

Purchase at Ulta stores and http://www.ulta.com

Meaningful Beauty Skin Softening Cleanser: ($30 USD) — Gentle and oil-free, it contains a unique apple extract that helps to minimize the skin from the visible signs of premature aging. This lightweight, softening cleanser is gentle enough to be used alone as a makeup remover, yet strong enough to strip away makeup, dirt and debris, leaving behind healthier, more refreshed looking skin.

Meaningful Beauty Deep Cleansing Masque: ($40 USD) — Referred to as the line’s “facial-in-a-bottle,” it’s designed to lift the skin and exfoliate impurities. An infusion of antioxidants and marine extracts deep clean, purify and revive stressed skin to reveal fresh, younger, radiant looking skin after one use.

Meaningful Beauty Créme de Serum: ($64 USD) — Combines the power of a serum with the rich, moisturizing effects of a crème, it works to combat the signs of aging with three powerful anti-aging ingredients: super-antioxidant melon complex, anti-aging peptides and hyaluronic acid. Its designed ‘s help protect skin, increase hydration and prevent the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while providing a fresh, dewy look.
Purchase at Ulta stores and http://www.ulta.com

Masqueology Collagen Hydro Gold Gel ($2.50 USD).  A synthetic mesh 2-piece single use facial mask saturated with advanced multi-functioning ingredients creates a gel like texture that contours to your face leaving it softer and hydrated while refining fine lines and wrinkles. The Gold Gel mask is loaded with collagen and gold to help hydrate and revitalize the dull fatigued skin while detoxifying the impurities in the skin to give an overall glow and life to the skin.

Masqueology Volumizing hair mask ($3 USD) will supply nutritious ingredients to help hair that are flat and drooping giving bounce and elasticity. Ingredients such as keratin, potato, macadamia, camellia help volumize and give shine to lifeless hair. This one and only kind of hair mask utilizes the heat from your body to help deliver the nutritious ingredients deep into the follicles and shaft of the flat drooping hair to give bounce and elasticity.

Masqueology Aqua Hydrating Sleeping Pack ($2.50 USD) — creates a moisture barrier while you sleep to retain moisture and to hydrate the dry tired skin. The skin will feel smooth and revitalized when you wake up in the morning.

Available at Walmart stores and http://www.walmart.com

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Mother’s Day Beauty Gifts Part 2

Mother’s Day is one week from tomorrow, can you believe it?  So soon!

Have you picked up a great gift for Mom or the other special ladies in your life yet?  Well, I have some great beauty gift ideas for her.

Below, find my new faves for mom:

 

iHome's The Vanity Speaker
iHome’s The Vanity Speaker

iHome’s The Vanity Speaker ($149.99 USD) — Portable / Rechargeable 9″ Double-sided Vanity Mirror with Bluetooth / Speakerphone and USB Charging

Look your best while enjoying your favorite music anywhere you like. USB port to charge mobile devices as you prepare for your day. The distortion free mirror has a 1x and 7x magnification for the best beauty routine and detailed grooming. Bright LEDs with high and low settings provide natural looking light for a look that’s right in any situation. Stream audio wirelessly via Bluetooth from your mobile device. Built-in mic, digital voice echo cancellation and answer and end controls make speakerphone use a pleasure. Aux jack with included audio cable connects to most audio devices so you can enjoy your favorite music while getting ready. The bright LEDs and audio work independently while operating on internal rechargeable battery or AC adaptor.

What I think:  This is so gorgeous!  It has a substantial weight to it and is a gorgeous stainless steel.  It lights up brightly, so that I can apply my makeup well, and you can get a really close look with the magnification side!  The included auxiliary cable makes it easy to connect my iPhone to it.  I can listen to music while I get ready.  I can even move it around the house to listen to music in any room!

Purchase at Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohls, and other fine retailers.

Le Couvent des Minimes Serenity Kit
Le Couvent des Minimes Serenity Kit

Le Couvent des Minimes Serenity Kit ($48 USD) — Inspired by the breathtaking surroundings of the Convent, this botanical fragrance captures the tranquil waters of a lake high in the mountains of Haute-Provence. Made from an original recipe, the fragrance blends delicate lavender and bergamot for a relaxing scent, while lily of the valley, rose and blueberry notes combine over base notes of warm cedar for a revitalizing finish.

The Serenity Kit includes:
– one 6.7 fl oz. Sereine Relaxing Shower Veil
– one 3.4 fl oz. Botanical Cologne of Serenity
– one 0.8 oz Serenity Hand Cream
– one 100g Lavender Soap Bar

What I think:  I love this scent.  It smells amazing!  It is a soft scent that is great for every day wear.  This is kit is a great value, too.  Perfect for the lady that you are not sure what to give.

Purchase at usa.lecouventdesminimes.com.

Northern Lights Sensual Rose & Hibiscus Scented Candle
Northern Lights Sensual Rose & Hibiscus Scented Candle

Northern Lights Sensual Rose & Hibiscus Scented Candle ($19.99, $14.99 on sale now at Fragrance.net) — This sensual rose and hibiscus scented candle is filled with beautiful subtle notes of floral and vanilla. Not only will it make your home smell fresh on a spring day, but the hand-blown glass with shimmering gold interior will look great in your home as well.

What I think:  This is an elegant candle that smells so feminine.  It makes such a lovely gift (the packaging is beautiful).

Purchase at http://www.fragrance.net

Cowshed Gorgeous Cow Blissful Shower Scrub
Cowshed Gorgeous Cow Blissful Shower Scrub

Cowshed Gorgeous Cow Blissful Shower Scrub ($39.99 USD) — Filled with a sweet floral fragrance, this calming lavender, ylang ylang and Moroccan rose essential oils shower scrub gently exfoliates with coconut fibers and Jojoba beads.

What I think:  Shower scrub is so important as the weather gets warmer, we need to keep skin smooth!  This smells fantastic and is so luxe!

Purchase at http://www.fragrance.net

What are you getting your mother for Mother’s Day?  Leave a comment and let me know!

 

Valentine’s Day Beauty Gift Ideas

Shopping for Valentine’s Gifts for lucky ladies (and gents) this weekend?  Beauty gifts are always a great idea — They are pretty, personal and very appreciated!

From fresh fragrances for him and her to a luxe body lotion, to a high-end beauty collection — here a few great ideas for perfect gifts:

Le Couvent des Minimes Eau Aimable- Botanical Cologne of Love
Le Couvent des Minimes Eau Aimable- Botanical Cologne of Love

Le Couvent des Minimes Eau Aimable- Botanical Cologne of Love ($38 3.4 oz, $49 8.4 oz) — This Valentine’s Day, treat those dear to your heart to an exquisite fragrance experience with Eau Aimable, the Botanical Cologne of Love, from Le Couvent des Minimes. Sparkling and delicious, this floral-fruity blend combines sweet orange blossom, citrus fruits and five beneficial plants to evoke sweet memories. The scent transports you to a springtime stroll through Mediterranean orange trees and conjures the fresh, juicy scent of summer fruits.

Available: www.usa.lecouventdesminimes.com 

 

Soap & Paper Factory with Patch NYC Eau de Cologne in Stag
Soap & Paper Factory with Patch NYC Eau de Cologne in Stag

Soap & Paper Factory with Patch NYC Eau de Cologne in Stag ($46 USD): Give your man a fragrance you both will love with this collaboration between Soap & Paper Factory and Patch NYC. With rustic Siberian Fir played against notes of warm Cedarwood and surprising Raspberry, this fragrance is rugged and masculine.

http://www.SoapandPaperFactory.com

Tammy Fender Rose Geranium & Tangerine Body Lotion
Tammy Fender Rose Geranium & Tangerine Body Lotion

Tammy Fender Rose Geranium & Tangerine Body Lotion ($75 USD) — Give your mom, sister or best friend the glow and hydration they deserve with this vitamin and antioxidant packed luxurious body lotion. The pure essential oils of geranium and neroli paired with essential fatty acids restore moisture balance to leave the skin soft, supple and nourished.

Available at http://www.tammyfender.com

Bedside Table Set
Bedside Table Set

Bedside Table Set ($166 USD) — For pampering on par with Egyptian cotton and turndown service.

*Set Includes:                                                                                                    -BY TERRY Baume de Rose                                                                              -DIOR Crème Abricot Nail crème .35 oz                                                                 -LA MER The Hand Treatment 3.4 oz                                                                        -VIOLET GREY Makeup Bag

Purchase this and other great sets at www.violetgrey.com

Are you picking up any beauty gifts for family or friends?  Leave a comment and let me know!

Last Minute Bath, Body and Home Holiday Gift Ideas

Have you found all of your gifts yet for friends, family and teachers?  Below are some great gift sets that anyone would be happy to receive!

Le Couvent des Minime Hand Cream Trio
Le Couvent des Minimes Hand Cream Trio

Le Couvent des Minimes Hand Cream Trio ($19.50, $24.00 Value) — This essential gift sets includes the brand’s best-loved hand creams. Made with treasured heritage recipes, Le Couvent des Minimes hand creams are both natural and restorative.

The trio includes:

Gardener’s Hand Cream (0.8 oz.): The award-winning, best-selling cream with Shea Butter and seven skin beneficial plant extracts.

Nourishing Hand Cream (0.8 oz.): A Honey and Shea infused cream with a delicate Honey aroma.

Soothing Night Hand Cream (0.8 oz.): A calming cream that’s perfect for bedtime with soothing Lavender and Acacia.

Available at usa.lecouventdesminimes.com

 Mary Kay Winter Wishes Shimmeriffic Shower Gel and Shimmeriffic Body Lotion Gift Set
Mary Kay Winter Wishes Shimmeriffic Shower Gel and Shimmeriffic Body Lotion Gift Set

Mary Kay Winter Wishes Shimmeriffic Shower Gel and Shimmeriffic Body Lotion Gift Set ($25 USD) — For skin that shimmers with a scent that shines, it’s everything she could wish for in one perfectly packaged set. The set includes Shimmeriffic Body Lotion, Shimmeriffic Shower Gel and a decorative tin.

  • Features cheerful, fruity notes like snow apple and citrus sparkle.
  • Warms the heart with floral notes of jasmine petals and cozy musk.
  • Body lotion adds a subtle shimmer to skin.
  • Ideal for gift-giving – packaged in a festive holiday tin.

Available at http://www.marykay.com

Avon Femme Fragrance Gift Set
Avon Femme Fragrance Gift Set

Avon Femme Fragrance Gift Set  ($30 USD) —  The essence of glamour is captured in an alluring blend of rich jasmine petals, magnolia and amberwoods, all packaged in a beautiful gift box. The set includes an Eau de Parfum spray, Body Lotion and Fragrance Compact.

Available from an Avon representative and http://www.avon.com

Whish Holiday Set in Vanilla Spice
Whish Holiday Set in Vanilla Spice

Whish Holiday Set in Vanilla Spice ($20 USD) — Is soft skin on your list for the holidays? Luxuriate in a bath or long shower with our moisturizing body wash. Indulge your senses while you refine, polish, and pamper with our sugar scrub. Replenish and prepare for moisturized perfection with our triple antioxidant body butter. Now take that winter skin.

Holiday Set is made in the USA with Earth friendly packaging and ingredients. Tested on us, not animals.

Set includes:
Body Wash: 3 oz/265 mL
Body Butter: 3 oz/265 mL
Sugar Scrub: 3 oz/265 mL

Available at http://www.whishbody.com

Robin McGraw Revelation Light Of My Life Candles
Robin McGraw Revelation Light Of My Life Candles

Robin McGraw Revelation Light Of My Life Candles ($16.95 each or $49.95 for the set of 4) — The “Light of My Life” candles are made with a soy wax blend and 100% cotton wicks, giving you 10 hours of burn time to enjoy each unique scent.

  • 3 oz. net. / 85 g.
  • No animal testing

Scents:

The Phillip: An Evening at Home

  • Spicy cardamom in a jasmine base is lifted by a green floral finish.
  • Deep and complex.

The Jay: A Day on the Ocean

  • Rose, lilac and jasmine are balanced by fenugreek and vanilla to conjure sunny days at the beach.
  • Light and refreshing.

The Jordan: A Night on the Town

  • Vetiver top notes are grounded by cedar, vanilla and cloves.
  • Clean and woodsy, but intense.

The London: Summers of Our Youth

  • Citrus top notes of grapefruit and bergamot paired with a mellow leather and amber accord.
  • Clean and sweet.

Take care. Give care. We are committing 100% of the net proceeds from the “Light Of My Life” Candles Collection to support domestic violence prevention programs through When Georgia Smiled: The Robin McGraw Revelation Foundation.

Available at http://www.robinmcgrawrevelation.com