BH Cosmetics Desert Oasis – 19 Color Shadow & Highlighter Palette — Ulta had their BH Cosmetics palettes on sale for 40% off and I had my eye on this one. It was released in the summer, but I think it works as well in the Fall. It has mostly neutral shades with some pops of blue. BH’s shadows are such great quality. This blends so well and the shimmers and metallics are so buttery! I will be reviewing this.
MaybellineSuperStay Matte Ink Lip Color in Driver. I’ve been wanting to try this. The shade is pretty, but this is pretty drying on my lips. I usually don’t wear matte liquid lips, but I wanted to try this formula. I can wear it, but I need a gloss on top.
MEMEBOX I Dew Care Mini Meow Trio — This is such a cute little peeling mask trio! The masks are all shimmery and are so fun to use. I have tried the purple one because it is meant to be hydrating! It did leave my face moisturized, but also made my pores look smaller! I still have to try the other two, but so far so good!
Ardell Duo Brush-On Dark Adhesive with Vitamins — I haven’t tried this yet, but I picked it up because I have a few sets of lashes, but no glue. I don’t wear lashes, but it I do decide to try them, I have glue! I do have a lash review coming up, so I need to try them out!
Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation SPF 20 (LC1) — I got this foundation on sale and got a free Clinique Hydrating Jelly.
I think I’ll review the foundation, too. So far, I really like it. Since I did purchase online, I guessed on the shade. They all looked pretty dark on the Ulta website so I bought the lightest shade. It’s just a bit light for me. So if I buy it again, I would have to go just a bit darker.
So that’s my fun Fall Haul! I got everything on sale and paid about $40 for all of this and tax. That’s a pretty good deal! Did you pick up anything from the Fall Haul?
Beauty gifts can be a welcome change from the usual flowers and candy on Valentine’s Day. I know I would love to receive fragrance, skin care or makeup! But I am a beauty junkie!
These ideas below are perfect for all of the beauty junkies in your life!
Korres The Brightest Skin Wild Rose Collection ($48 USD) — This complete Wild Rose collection features three steps for your brightest skin. Formulated with wild rose oil, a powerful natural source of vitamin C, this regimen includes the iconic Wild Rose Brightening & Refining Buff Cleanser and Wild Rose 24-Hour Moisturiser paired with the best-selling Wild Rose Sleeping Facial. Gently buff skin day and night with the Wild Rose Cleanser, quench skin with all-day moisturization with the Wild Rose 24-Hour Cream, and reveal brighter, petal soft skin by morning with the Wild Rose Sleeping Facial.
This set contains:
– 0.68 oz Wild Rose Brightening & Refinishing Buff Cleanser
– 0.68 oz Wild Rose Brightening 24-Hour Moisturiser
– 1.35 oz Wild Rose Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial
Lipstick Queen Bete Noire Trio ($40 USD) — Embrace this season’s glamorous dark lip with Bête Noire, a super-flattering blackberry shade in three chic, flattering and seductive formulations. Possessed Sheer is a silky, wet formula for a mere crush of forest fruits on the lips. Enriched with anti-oxidant Vitamin E and nourishing moisturizing oils, this lipstick keeps lips soft, comfortable and hydrated. Next, discover this same shade in Possessed Intense’s rich, creamy and opaque formula which cloaks the lips with deep, powerful and enduring pigments while moisture-rich oils and waxes ensure lips remain super comfortable and soft. Finally, the metallic finish of Possessed Metal takes statement lips to the next level with its burnished and richly shimmered texture. Enhanced with Apricot Kernel Oil, it glides on effortlessly, dressing the lips with long-lasting and hydrating color.
Spa Sonic Pro Skin Care System — $41.99 (reg. price $74.99) on sale now through Valentine’s Day at http://www.drugstore.com. This new two-speed waterproof device, is dermatologist recommended and ideal for use in the shower, bath and sink. Gently cleanse, smooth and exfoliate the skin with one of five attachments: a large brush for the body, a small brush for the face, a pumice for rough areas, a facial sponge and pore minimizing silicone brush. Also included is a luxurious and convenient travel tote.
L’Occitane Roses et Reines Voyage Gift Set — ($28 USD) includes a Roses et Reines Silky Shower Gel (75ML), Beautifying Body Milk (75 ML), Hand Cream (30ML), and Bonne Mere Rose Soap (100GR).
This and other great Valentine’s Day sets will be available on February 4th on usa.loccitane.com.
Savannah Bee’s Sweetest Surprise Valentine’s Day gift set ($54.50 USD) — will thrill the honey and chocolate lover in your life. This incredible gift set includes one 12oz jar of Savannah Bee Tupelo honey, one 12oz jar of Savannah Bee Winter White honey, one 3.35oz jar of Adam Turoni’s decadent Honey Caramel Sauce, and one, tube of Adam Turoni’s Dark Chocolate Honey Hazelnut Truffles! With the combination of these four products, this is a “can’t miss” Valentine’s Day gift.
I know that this isn’t a beauty set, but I receive a sample of this and it is amazing! And Savannah Bee does have bath products as well as consumables. Plus, I will be announcing a Savannah Bee giveaway soon!
This week I have been trying to tame my flyaway hair and sooth my chapped skin as I get ready for the holidays.
I have been loving a new (to me) haircare line, a new gel mask, organic skin care, coconut oil body care, and a very moisturizing body lotion:
evo ritual salvation shampoo
evo day of grace leave-in conditioner
evo icon welder hot tool shaper
evo haircare — Using a good shampoo and conditioner to build moisture and strength in your hair is the most important step. You need to fill in the gaps in the hair’s health and then use your hot tools to seal that in. It will make your style last longer and give better shine and quality hair. Ritual Salvation Shampoo ($24 USD) and Conditioner ($24 USD) from evo have a repair and hydration factor as well as a UV/UVB factor without being heavy or greasy.
Once the hair is prepped, a good leave-in conditioner will create an even porosity and also an extra layer of moisture to counteract against the heat. Day of Grace ($24 USD) leave in conditioner spray is totally weightless and will give an extra UVA/UVB protection for all hair types.
Icon Welder ($25 USD) by evo is one of the most versatile heat protectors on the market. While giving the hair amazing protection from hot tools, it also has a hold and shine factor that will keep your style in place as well as being completely brushable. Spray over the whole head wet and dry in or spray in dry and brush in before heat styling.
What I think — First of all, I love the fresh scents of this line. It leaves hair smelling amazing! The shampoo leaves my hair soft and shiny. I like that it helps the strength of my hair. The leave in conditioner is light so it doesn’t weigh my hair down, but it does give extra moisture, which is great since my hair is so dry now. I love using a hair protector when I dry or straighten it.
Meme Mask ($3 each or $10 for a pack of 5) Korean sheet masks have long received global accolade for their intense moisturizing powers. In November, Memebox brings this K-beauty secret to the international arena with their one-step skin prepping must-have, Meme Mask. This gel mask harnesses the powers of hydration to rejuvenate skin, leaving it smooth and restored. More hydrating than a traditional paper sheet mask, the gel minimizes inflammation and controls sebum production, helping to soothe problem areas around the T-zone.
What I think: This is a very affordable way to add extra moisture to my parched skin. This has a very cool texture and feels amazing on. The directions said to apply for 20-40 minutes, so I used it for 30 and it left my skin very soft.
Avalon Organics Age-Less — For radiant skin that glows with good health, Avalon® Age-Less facial care is a daily dose of vitamins and age-defying nourishment. Featuring a perfectly calibrated multivitamin complex of Vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K plus powerful antioxidants and quenching moisture, this anti-aging skin care regimen helps to improve skin’s clarity, tone and texture, fend off lines and wrinkles and restore radiance.
The products are:
· Age-less Cleansing Milk ($9.99)
· Age-less Revitalizing Cream ($15.99)
· Age-less Illuminating Serum ($19.99)
· Age-less SPF 15 Daily Moisturizer ($15.99)
What I think — I love trying organic and natural skin care and was excited to try a new skin care regimen. The line has a fresh citrus scent that I really like. All of the products are very creamy and thick, but do not leave my skin feeling greasy at all. I have only been using these products for about a week, but I do like how they quench my skin and help with the tone and texture of my skin. I will keep using them to see if they help the fine lines around my eyes.
JĀSÖN Smoothing Coconut Body Wash ($15.75 30oz) — This ultra-moisturizing wash gently cleans with botanical cleansers and deeply nourishes with Coconut Oil and Shea Butter. Unrefined, virgin Coconut Oil is rich in nourishing Vitamin E and antioxidants, which soak the skin with intense, skin-healthy nutrients.
JĀSÖN Smoothing Coconut Hand & Body Lotion ($9.99 8oz) — This ultra-moisturizing daily lotion delivers deep, long-lasting hydration. An intensive blend of unrefined, virgin Coconut Oil and Shea Butter instantly relieves the discomfort of extremely dry skin and softens and smooths rough patches.
JĀSÖN Smoothing Coconut 100% Organic Oil ($10.99 15oz) — The perfect, all-purpose moisturizer. Rich in nourishing Vitamin E and antioxidants, this melts-at-first-touch oil delivers unprecedented care to your skin and hair. Benefits include:
Nourishes extremely dry, chapped skin
Tames frizz and fly-aways
Helps minimize hair breakage and split ends
Smooths chapped lips
Softens nail cuticles
Soothes the drying effects from sun and wind
What I think: The coconut oil was surprising at first because it is hard, but melts into an oil. It is very moisturizing. The body wash makes an amazing shaving cream. And, I love keeping the hand and body lotion near to smooth on when my skin feels dry.
Available at natural food stores, Whole Foods Market and on the web at Jason-personalcare.com.
Alba Botanica Very Emollient Body Lotion Coconut Rescue (14.99 32 oz) — This ultra-moisturizing lotioninstantly delivers potent hydration and a hearty dose of antioxidants with a unique blend of unrefined Coconut Oil, Coconut Milk and Shea Butter. While Coconut Oil is all the craze in the beauty industry, this Alba lotion is unique, as it uses only unrefined, virgin coconut oil that is cold pressed from fresh coconut meat without the use of damaging heat or potentially irritating chemicals. This process allows it to maintain more skin nourishing phytochemicals, vitamins and antioxidants that provide immediate relief to even the driest skin.
What I think: Coconut oil is such a popular ingredient these days! This is fantastic on skin right after the shower or bath. It locks in the moisture and leaves my skin so soft! It’s also a great price for the amount that you get.