Hi all! I hope you had an amazing week! I don’t know about you, but I am so glad that January is over. Bring on a fresh new month!
Below are my beauty faves for January. I didn’t purchase much this month, so these are mostly older items to me. As usual, If I have reviewed them before, I will include the link, if not, I will link to where you can purchase:
e.l.f. 16HR Camo Concealer — This is in my 2020 Project Pan this year. I got this last spring and liked it okay. So I thought I should give it some love and use it up. I have found that I am really enjoying it. It’s full coverage and easy to blend.
Milk Makeup Mini Bronzer in Baked — I received this in a holiday gift set and was so excited to try it. And, it doesn’t disappoint! It’s easy to blend and the shade is so pretty on. This is the first cream bronzer that I have really enjoyed using.
Farsali Rose Gold Skin Mist — I received this in my November BoxyCharm. This was my first Farsali product, and I really love it. It has a fine mist and gives a light glow to the skin.
Colourpop Going Coconuts Palette — I love this palette! It’s an amazing everyday palette that is more cooler tones. This has made me want to purchase more Colourpop palettes and I have! Colourpop releases so many palettes that I was kind of overwhelmed last year and only purchased a couple. But I’m really loving some of their current neutral collections.
I have enjoyed using what I have this month! I’ve really been going through my skincare, too. I will have my empties in my January Shop My Stash results coming up next.
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 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 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.
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.
Laneige Kiss Me at Midnight Set ($28 USD) — A sweet midnight treat for your lips—indulge 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™ 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!
I hope you’ve been enjoying all of my gift guides this year. And there’s more to come!
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 ($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 ($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’t let its petite exterior fool you—it 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 ($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.
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
Cricket Happy Hair Ties Tin ($4.99 USD) — Compact and loaded with 25 black hair ties for easy access – even on the go! Affordable, adorable, and useful for styling the perfect bun, ponytail, or updo.
Purchase at cvs.com
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.
Purchase at Target and Ulta
What do you give in stocking stuffers? Any fun beauty products?
WHAT: 25% off entire site
*excludes gifts sets, good buys and sale items.
WHAT: Solar Spectrum Owned Exclusive Blockbuster Kit – retails for $98, with an $183 value, marked down to $49!
WHAT: 25% off sitewide plus free shipping, no exclusions! Plus, receive a Crystalline Glow Palette with any $75 purchase.
WHAT: Skincare 25% off and $10 Lashtopia
WHERE: Sephora, and sephora.com
jane iredale: During Black Friday weekend (11/23-11/25) jane iredale is offering a 20% savings on orders of $100 or more and a 25% savings on orders of $150 or more at janeiredale.com. Additionally, for Cyber Monday from 11/26-11/28, jane iredale will be giving away a nine-piece gift set with $150 purchase. The gift set includes 8 best-sellers in mini sizes in our canvas gift with purchase bags.
(Minis include: Forever Pink Just Kissed® Lip and Cheek Stain, Sheer LipDrink® Lip Balm, BeautyPrep™ Face Cleanser, BeautyPrep™ Face Moisturizer, HandDrink® Hand Cream, Smooth Affair® Facial Primer & Brightener, PureLash® Lash Extender & Conditioner, Black Ice Longest Lash Thickening and Lengthening Mascara.)
Nanacoco:The Black Friday promotion will start on Thanksgiving morning 8AM EST (November 22nd to 26th). The promotion will be as follows: Nanacoco’s Annual Friendsgiving Sale. Spend $50 and get free shipping (along with a surprise Nanacoco Pro. freegift with purchase if the customer spends $50 and over). Use code FRIENDSGIVING on BBfull.com.
The Cyber Monday promotion will start on start 11/26/2018 – 12AM EST to 11/26/2018 11:59PM EST and will be as follows: Get 25% off of your entire order if you spend $50 (including free shipping). Use code Cyber25 on BBfull.com.
Milk Makeup November 23RD-25TH
25% OFF Sitewide
Exclusions include Wu-Tang Collection, Meet The Fam, The ‘Rents, The Cool Kids
GWP at $65: One FREE Full-Size Lip Color O.G. Red, C.R.E.A.M., or FRESHHH
Codes for Lip Colors: OGRED, CREAM, FRESHHH
CYBER MONDAY, November 26TH
35% OFF Sitewide
Exclusions include Wu-Tang Collection, Meet The Fam, The ‘Rents, The Cool Kids
GWP at $75: One FREE Full-Size Holographic Stick in Mars, Supernova or Stardust
Exclusivity: Narscosmetics.com features several items that are unavailable at any other retailer – including lashes, brushes, and our cult favorite 413 BLKR collection. You can find images of our narscosmetics.comexclusives here.
Back Friday 11/24 — Liquid Strobe 3 for $30 (each is MSRP $24)
Cyber Monday 11/27 — $10 OFF ALL KITS
In addition, they will be running stellar deals every single day until midnight starting Tuesday, 11/21 through Tuesday, 11/28. Customers can check back at MilkMakeup.com or sign up for our emails to be the first to know about each awesome deal. And the deals are juicy – one day is $50 off their hairdryer!
Exclusivity: Narscosmetics.com features several items that are unavailable at any other retailer, including exclusive shades of Powermatte Lip Pigment, Audacious Lipstick, and cult favorite 413 BLKR collection. You can find images of narscosmetics.com exclusives here.
Fun fact: This is the only time of year narscosmetics.com offers any discounts site-wide!
Event start date: November 23rd at 12:00AM EST
Event end date: November 28th at 11:59 PM EST
Lipstick Queen Cyber Monday deal. As you binge on all the holiday deals and leftover turkey, make sure to check out Ulta.com for some great discounts on your fave beauty brands like Lipstick Queen! Receive this adorable makeup pouch and mini nude lip liner when you spend $30 or more on Lipstick Queen product.
I love receiving beauty gifts. I usually don’t get them, since I receive lots of fun stuff to review on my blog, so I am the beauty giver!
These are fantastic ideas that maybe the beauty lover hasn’t thought about before:
Demarche Labs Roloxin Lift Gold ($33 for 3 pack) — Instant Wrinkle Smoothing Mask formulated with opulent 24K Gold to deflect light for exceptional radiance. Roloxin Lift GOLD acts immediately to reduce the appearance of both wrinkles and pores, giving skin a smoother look and texture. For beauty gifters that love to wow, your search is over!
Purchase at shop.dermarche.com
ISDIN Skin Drops ($52 each) TotalBeauty.com 2017 Editors’ Pick Award Winner! Just a few drops of the foundation conceals skin imperfections, such as vitiligo, discoloration, varicose veins, bruising, scars, burns and even tattoos. Isdinceutics Skin Drops come in two shades, Sand and Bronze and work for Fitzpatrick skin types 1-4. Give the gift of luxury this season.
To combat wrinkles and enhance elasticity NEOCUTIS created the MPC™ line which is a patented anti-aging technology that offers Matrikine-like benefits, using a proprietary blend of synthetic peptides. Key players in the MPC line include MicroDay and MicroNight for the face, and MicroFirm for the neck and décolleté. Plus, NEOCUTIS is including a stylish cosmetic bag as a holiday gift with purchase from October 2- December 29 (or while supplies last)! Science driven beauty gifters who like to spend look no further.
Purchase at LovelySkin.com
Foreo Berry Best Friends Set ($39 USD) — A burst of beauty in a super sweet set. The tiny but mighty LUNA play offers big results from its 100 uses to gently remove 99.5% of dirt and oil*, as well as makeup residue and dead skin cells while this Tony Moly lip balm duo offers fruity flavors to freshen up your look!
Berry Best Friends Set includes:
Tony Moly Mini Peach Lip Balm (0.25 oz.)
Tony Moly Mini Cherry Lip Balm (0.25 oz.)
Purchase at Ulta and other fine stores
Milk Makeup the A Team ($39 USD) — The minis are here! Try out all of the best-selling, illuminating, and skin-perfecting sticks in mini size — then, take ‘em with you — in this super giftable, easily portable limited edition box.
Blur Stick to blur pores, prime skin, and leave a smooth, matte finish.
Highlighter in Lit for that dewy, everyday glow.
Matte Bronzer in Baked for summer skin all year long.
Holographic Stick in Mars to highlight lips, cheeks, and eyes in a golden peach holographic hue.
Cooling Water to de-puff eyes + energize skin in an instant.
Speical Edition Glitter Stick for glitter, everywhere.