Morgan Taylor Editor’s Picks Spring 2020 Collection

Hi All!  Happy Sunday!  I hope your weekend is going well!

I’m here with a beautiful nail polish review.¬† I was sent these Morgan Taylor polishes for my honest review.

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Morgan Taylor’s spring collection is so stunning! It is the Editor’s Picks collection.

Spring is such a great time to wear softer shades like nudes and pinks.  This is a very feminine collection that I LOVE!

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The shades from left to right are:

  • Barely Buff — Palest pink creme
  • I Speak Chic — Taupe nude creme
  • Call My Blush — Soft sheer creme
  • On Cloud Mine — Sheer peachy pink
  • It’s Your Mauve — Mauve creme
  • Going Voque — Antique rose creme

What is so exciting for me about this collection is that I will wear every shade in this collection.  I also love the formula of these cremes.  The are opaque and cover well in 2 or 3 coats. They do chip after a few days, but most nail polishes do.  They stay fresh looking for most of the week.

These retail for $9.50 a bottle and the mini 4-pack is $14.95, which is nice if you want to try more than one shade.¬† It includes On Cloud Mine, Going Vogue. I Speak Chic and It’s Your Mauve.¬† The collection is available for a limited time now at Sally Beauty.

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I’m really enjoying these polishes.¬† What shades of nail polish are you loving right now?

Morgan Taylor’s Champagne & Moonbeams Holiday/Winter 2019 Collection

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Hi all! I’m excited to share Morgan Taylor’s new collection.¬† I was sent this for my honest review. It’s Champagne & Moonbeams for Holiday/Winter 2019.¬† Silver, gold, reds, and nudes in metallics, cremes and glitters ‚Ķ you can change your look with every festive outfit!

 

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  • Tell¬†Her¬†She‚Äôs¬†Stellar¬†‚ÄstNude Cr√®me
  • Let¬†There¬†Be¬†Moonlight¬†‚ÄstSoft Gray¬†Cr√®me
  • Sprinkle Of¬†Twinkle¬†‚ÄstSilver Glitter
  • A¬†Starry¬†Sight¬†‚ÄstIndigo¬†Pearl
  • Walking¬†On¬†Stardust¬†‚ÄstRed¬†Glitter
  • See¬†You¬†In¬†My¬†Dreams¬†‚ÄstRed Cr√®me
  • From Dusk¬†Til¬†Dawn¬†‚ÄstMauve Cr√®me
  • Dancing¬†&¬†Romancing¬†‚ÄstSoft Pink¬†Cr√®me
  • Copper Dream¬†‚ÄstCopper¬†Metallic
  • Gilded¬†In¬†Gold¬†‚ÄstGold¬†Metallic
  • Shooting¬†Star¬†‚ÄstChocolate¬†Pearl
  • A¬†Kiss¬†In¬†The¬†Dark¬†‚ÄstBlack¬†Purple Cr√®me

Here are close up photos of the shades:

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From left to right —¬† Tell Her She‚Äôs Stellar, Let There Be Moonlight, Shooting Star, Sprinkle Of Twinkle and Walking On Stardust.

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From left to right From Dusk Til Dawn, A Starry Sight, A Kiss In The Dark, Gilded In Gold, See You In My Dreams and Copper Dream.

I didn’t receive the shade Dancing & Romancing, but it’s very pretty too!

I have been wearing some of these and will be giving others as gifts. These would make a gorgeous gift for the nail polish lover in your life!

Morgan Taylor has such a gorgeous formula.¬† It is free of Formaldehyde, Toluene, and DBP, plus it’s so smooth to apply and looks gorgeous for days!


Have you tried Morgan Taylor Lacquer?  Which shades do you have?

 

Morgan Taylor’s Forever Marilyn Polish Collection

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I’m so excited to review the Morgan Taylor Lacquer Forever Marilyn fall collection.¬† I love the quality of Morgan Taylor polishes, and I think these are perfect for the season.

‚ÄúThere is no fashion or beauty icon that is more well-known than Marilyn Monroe,‚ÄĚ says Danny Haile, CEO and Founder of Morgan Taylor Lacquer. ‚ÄúWe are thrilled that we have the opportunity to release a brand new collection with six shades all inspired by Marilyn. Her timeless glamour and unapologetic attitude fit well with the energy of Morgan Taylor.¬†Forever Marilyn includes:

  • Some Girls Prefer Pearls ‚Äď White Shimmer
  • All American Beauty ‚Äď Sheer Soft Nude
  • A Girl and Her Curls ‚Äď Eggplant Shimmer
  • That‚Äôs So Monroe ‚Äď Cool Brown Shimmer
  • Flirty and Fabulous ‚Äď Teal Cr√®me
  • Classic Red Lips ‚Äď Tomato Red Cr√®me

 

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I love these shades!¬† I especially need to wear Flirty and Fabulous! LOL!¬† It just needs a Forty and it would be me! I am wearing A Girl and Her Curls on my toes right now and it’s really rich and pretty.

The collection is available now for a limited time at Ulta.com ($9.50) and SallyBeauty.com ($9.50). Are you thinking of picking some of these up?

 

Morgan Taylor’s Illusions Nail Polish Collection

Hi all! I hope your Sunday is off to a great start!

I’m back with a nail polish collection review.¬† I was sent this for my honest review:

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This is the Morgan Taylor Illusions 2019 collection, adding to the brand’s luxurious Platinum range! All six shades have a reflective color shift to them.

‚ÄúWe¬†are¬†so excited¬†to¬†be¬†bringing¬†out the¬†newest¬†installment in¬†the¬†Platinum¬†line!‚Ä̬†say¬†namesakes¬†Morgan¬†Haile¬†and¬†Taylor¬†Daniel.¬†‚ÄúThe Illusions¬†collection¬†has a fun¬†and¬†unique duo-chrome finish¬†offering¬†shades¬†that can¬†be¬†worn¬†in¬†the¬†Summer and¬†even into¬†the¬†Fall¬†and¬†Winter!‚ÄĚ

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Here’s a more close-up photo of the shades.¬† They are so pretty! Morgan Taylor Lacquers apply smoothly and last a few days without chipping.

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Illusions 2019 includes:

  • Can¬†You¬†See¬†My Aura?¬†–¬†White¬†Duo-chrome
  • Don‚Äôt Jump to¬†Illusions¬†–¬†Silver¬†Duo-chrome
  • Seeing Double¬†–¬†Purple¬†Duo-chrome
  • Oh¬†So¬†Shifty –¬†Green¬†Duo-chrome
  • Morph¬†with¬†Me¬†–¬†Bronze¬†Duo-chrome
  • Vanished¬†Before¬†My¬†Eyes¬†–¬†Amber¬†Duo-chrome

The Illusions 2019 Platinum Collection is available for a limited time at Ulta.com and SaltEarthSpa.com.  Retail price is $11.99 per bottle and $17.50 for the mini 4-pack. All Morgan Taylor Lacquers are fast-drying, 5-free, easy to apply, and are loved by top nail techs who cater to celebrities such as Rihanna, Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lopez, and Jessica Biel.


What do you think about these polishes?  Have you tried Morgan Taylor?

Morgan Taylor Lacquer Rocketman Summer 2019 Collection

Hi all! I hope your Monday is going well!

I received some fun products for my honest review from the Morgan Taylor Lacquer  Rocketman Summer 2019 Collection.  These beautiful brights polishes work so well with the fun new Elton John movie!

Morgan Taylor Rocketman

This adorable mini set is¬†the Rocketman Nail Laquer Mini 4 Pack ($14.95 USD) — In¬†celebration of Rocketman, the story of Elton John’s rise to fame. The collection features iconic shades complemented by Bedazzle Me, a luxe glitter overlay that gives each shade its own moment to sparkle and shine.

This mini pack:
It’s The Shades (hot pink cr√®me)
Tickle My Keys (bright pink crème)
Sir Teal To You (teal shimmer)
Bedazzle Me (glitter overlay)

I love this little set!¬† It’s great for trying out the Morgan Taylor formula in a few different shades or just for a fun treat for yourself or a gift for someone who loves polish — and Elton John.

Here are the polishes in the collection:

 

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  • Just Me & My Piano ‚Äď Purple Cr√®me
  • Sir Teal To You ‚Äď Teal Shimmer
  • Put On Your Dancin‚Äô Shoes ‚Äď Red Cr√®me
  • It‚Äôs The Shades ‚Äď Hot Pink Cr√®me
  • Tickle My Keys ‚Äď Bright Pink Cr√®me
  • Glow Like A Star ‚Äď Yellow Cr√®me
  • Bedazzle Me (below) ‚Äď Glitter Overlay

 

BEDAZZLE ME
BEDAZZLE ME

This shade looks gorgeous over all of the other shades in the collection!

The full size polishes retail for $9.50. They are available at Ulta.com and SaltEarthSpa.com. All Morgan Taylor Lacquers are fast-drying, 5-free and easy to apply.  I definitely recommend these polishes!


Have you seen Rocketman?  What do you think of this collection?

 

Holiday Gift Guide 2018 — Beauty Gifts Sets

Hi all!¬† I’m back with more gorgeous holiday gift ideas! Today I am focusing on sets of items that you can try out or give to a beauty fan!

Below is a variety of holiday gift sets from fragrance, to skincare to bath and body and nails:

LAVANILA Holiday Rollerball trio
LAVANILA Holiday Rollerball trio

LAVANILA The Healthy Fragrance Rollerball Trio: Find your favorite with this trio of hand-crafted, roller-ball fragrances. Each exquisite scent infuses organic sugar cane alcohol with a beautiful blend of pure essential oils for a luxurious experience that is gentle on sensitive skin. Wear individually or layer for a signature scent. Set includes 3 x 5ml roller-ball fragrances $20 ($45 value)

  • Vanilla Coconut — Paradise Found: Creamy coconut, Tahitian tiare flower and Madagascar vanilla.

  • Pure Vanilla — The Perfect Vanilla: Warm Madagascar vanilla, sheer freesia and creamy tonka bean.

  • Vanilla Grapefruit — Sparkling Citrus: Juicy pink grapefruit, fresh lime, cedar wood and Madagascar vanilla.

 

 

Zoella Beauty¬†Cosmos Fragrance Collection ($16.50 USD) —¬†Discover a scent that’s out of this world with the Zoella Cosmos Fragrance Collection. Cosmos features crisp, uplifting notes of mint blended with delicious red fruits to create a very special limited edition fragrance and body lotion.¬†This set includes:

  • Cosmos Fragrance (1.5 oz)
  • Cosmos Lotion (4.4 oz)

Zoella Beauty Scents of Wonder Rollerball Trio ($12.95 USD) —¬†Discover these fragranced wonders in the Zoella Scents of Wonder Rollerball Trio. This trio of rollerballs are the perfect partners for your handbag.¬†This trio includes:

  • Sweet Inspiration Rollerball (0.3 oz)
  • Gelat’eau Rollerball (0.3 oz)
  • Botanic’eau Rollerball (0.3 oz)

Purchase at Ulta.com

Morgan Taylor Lacquer has come out with the Forever Fabulous Marilyn Monroe” Holiday/Winter 2018 Collection.¬† The collection is beautiful!¬† You can purchase 16 new individual shades of polish inspired by Marilyn Monroe, or there are some fun bundles like the ones above.

REACT TRIO WITH BAG —¬†Includes 15ml bottles of¬†REACT Base Coat, REACT Top Coat,
Wish Upon A Starlet polish, and a Marilyn Monroe makup bag

CLASSIC MINI 4 PACK —¬†Includes 5ml bottles of¬†She’s A Natural, Hollywood’s Sweetheart,
A Kiss From Marilyn, and The Camera Loves Me.

You can find a salon to purchase at http://www.morgantaylorlacquer.com and some of the sets are available at Ulta.com.

Colorescience Sunforgettable Holiday Duo
Colorescience Sunforgettable Holiday Duo

Colorescience Sunforgettable Holiday Duo ($45 USD) —¬†This holiday duo features our Mini Colorescience¬ģ¬†Sunforgettable¬ģ¬†Total Protection‚ĄĘ¬†Brush-On Shield SPF 50 and Mini Lip Shine SPF 35, in an exclusive scarlet shade.

ONEOSEVEN Gift Set
ONEOSEVEN Gift Set

ONEOSEVEN Gift Set¬†($79¬† USD) —¬†A limited edition gift set containing the brand‚Äôs newly launched 107 line containing all the essentials for glowing, refreshed skin. Rose Vinegar Water can be used as a makeup setting spray or as a midday refresher that calms and hydrates. An Oil-in-Gel Cleanser with a dual action formula containing Jojoba Seed Oil in a gel base that emulsifies with water to provide a gentle yet deep clean. And finally, an illuminator with 14 different natural oils and amino acids to provide a healthy, soft luminous glow. Plus, all products come in a complimentary branded tote bag!

Purchase at GothamGrove.com

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Do you buy beauty gifts? I give beauty products to my friends and family, and I have a stockpile for them, but it’s fun to buy these amazing sets!

 

 

 

New Makeup For Fall!

Hi all! Fall is just around the corner and I’m starting to do my fall makeup reviews.¬† I’m so excited because this is one of my favorite times of year!

Below are new fall products that I have been sent for my honest review:

jane iredale's NEW Triple Luxe Long Lasting Naturally Moist Lipsticks
jane iredale Triple Luxe Long Lasting Naturally Moist Lipsticks

Just launched is jane iredale’s¬†NEW¬†Triple Luxe Long Lasting Naturally Moist Lipsticks ($35 each). there¬†are 15 fresh “power colors” in a breakthrough luxury, clean formula.¬†From electric pink (Natalie) to fine wine (Ella) to bold red (Gwen) to made-for-you nudes (Gabby, Molly, Sharon, Tricia), each lip-loving shade uses antioxidant-rich Moringa Oil to soothe and nourish, plus Tahitian Vanilla and Blackberry for subtly sweet, natural flavor.

I love how these feel on. They are hydrating but feel really light on.  I do have to layer them to get an opaque look. I have these in Jackie (peachy pink), Rose (light merlot) and Ella (deep rose brown).  I love nude and lighter colors and Jackie is so pretty on!  I will wear the other two in the fall when I deepen my lip color.

 

Morgan Taylor Fall Safari Swatches
Morgan Taylor Fall Safari Swatches

Morgan Taylor Lacquer has just launched their African Safari collection for Fall 2018. Inspired by the sweeping landscape of a safari, the Fall collection embodies the rich earth tones of this destination. Brilliant pearls of sapphire, pewter, and garnet compliment saturated crèmes giving the entire collection the uninhibited feeling that anything can happen under the starry skies of the Serengeti. Here are the shades:

¬∑¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Are¬†You¬†Lion¬†to¬†Me?¬†‚ÄstPewter Shimmer

¬∑¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Off¬†The¬†Grid¬†‚ÄstBlack Brown¬†Cr√®me

¬∑¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†No¬†Cell?¬†Oh¬†Well!¬†‚ÄstSapphire Blue¬†Pearl

¬∑¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Wanna¬†Share¬†a Tent?¬†‚ÄstGarnet Red¬†Pearl

¬∑¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†No¬†Sudden¬†Mauves¬†‚ÄstRose¬†Mauve¬†Pearl

¬∑¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Neutral¬†by¬†Nature¬†‚ÄstWarm¬†Nude Cr√®me

These are all gorgeous for fall! I find that Morgan Taylor Lacquers apply easily and stays on for days! I love deeper polishes going into the cooler seasons and am exited to have these shades to play with!

 

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I just received these these gorgeous Hard Candy eye shadow palettes and have been testing them out.  The shadows are nice, but they do take some building up to get pigment. When I do build them up, they look so pretty all day! And there is little kick up in the pan or fall out on the eyes!

The Neutral Eyes are new for fall, so I don’t know if it is available for sale now, but the¬†Hard Candy Pro Palette Glitter¬†($10 USD) and the¬†Hard Candy Pro Palette in Mauve($8 USD) are available at Walmart.com.

What do you love about fall?

 

 

My Current Summer Faves!

Summer is flying by this year!¬† It has been a long, hot one.¬† My youngest daughter starts high school in a couple of weeks and my middle daughter goes off to college.¬† It’s crazy!

This summer I have been loving the items below.  They include a cute quotation book on friendship, Biotin chews to help my skin, a fresh new summer perfume and fun holographic nail polish:

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The Joy of Friendship: A Thoughtful and Inspiring Collection of 200 Quotations ($12.50 USD) —¬†The greatest gift in life is friendship.¬†The Joy of Friendship¬†celebrates these all-important relationships by exploring the nature of friendship, how it forms, and how it endures. From childhood friendships to lifelong best buddies, it is the friendships we build along the way that defines who we are and what our lives are about. As Aristotle said, a friend is “a soul living in two bodies.”¬†The Joy of Friendship¬†collects this and other wisdoms to help you better appreciate those who make your world a better place.

NeoCell Biotin Burst Brazilian Acai Berry 30 Chews ($11.96 USD) —¬†All natural formula bursting with delicious flavor. Acai Berry for protection from free radical damage. Having beautiful and radiant skin has never been so easy- or so delicious. NeoCell Biotin Bursts deliver high absorption beauty nutrients in delectable, gourmet soft chews.

I’ve been taking these for about a week.¬† I like the berry taste and the fact that they are chews instead of pills.¬† They are fun and easy to take.¬† My skin has been looking pretty clear lately.¬† I don’t know if it’s too early to see results, but I will continue to take them!

Philosophy Pure Grace Endless Summer ($49 for 2 fl. oz EDT) —¬†summer is a state of mind‚ÄĒand a new limited-edition fragrance. This fragrance celebrates the sultriest of seasons with delicate layers of iced lychee, exotic pomelo and warm musk, conjuring calm and a carefree sensibility with a single spritz.

I have been loving this during the summer.¬† It’s citrusy and fresh at first, then the musk gives a sultry finish.¬† I received this in a set that includes a body lotion, but the set doesn’t seem to be on sale any more.¬† You can get the perfume still.¬† And I definitely recommend it!

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The gorgeous nail polishes shown above are The Morgan Taylor Lacquer Platinum Collection. 

The claim for this is that it embraces pure excess with rich textures, effects, and an extended-wear formula.

‚ÄúWith¬†Platinum,¬†we¬†wanted¬†to give¬†the¬†wearer an¬†indulgent¬†experience¬†by creating¬†shades, effects,¬†and textures¬†straight¬†from¬†their¬†wildest¬†dreams,‚Ä̬†explain brand¬†namesakesMorgan¬†Haile¬†and¬†Taylor¬†Daniel.

These are so gorgeous!  I love all of the shades, but especially Disco Days, a mint green and Glow all Out, a rosey coral shade.   They wear best with a top coat.

What new summer products have you been loving?

 

 

Beat The Heat With Fun Summer Products!

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Yes, it’s still summer and it’s still HOT!¬† And I have more amazing summer products to share!

I received the following products for my honest review:

NaturaBrasil Acai Body Scrub¬†($25 USD) — this is a gentle way to slough off dry skin after being at the pool or beach. Or, before self tanning. And, it smells amazing! This scrub has natural a√ßa√≠ seeds and sugar, as well as moisturizing shea butter and olive oil.

Love Sun Body SPF 30 Lightly Scented ($32 USD) —¬†¬†This is a 100% natural mineral sun screens. It is very lightly scented with tiare & vanilla. It’s kind of hard to detect the scent. It claims to absorb with a matte finish that doesn‚Äôt feel sticky.¬† It is VERY thick.¬† And white.¬† I have to really rub it in to get the matte finish.

Certified by EcoCert Cosmos Natural and is recipient of EWG’s highest ranking. Love Sun Body is available in two sizes and scents at Credo, Amazon and lovesunbody.com.

Cricket’s wide tooth Ultra Smooth Coconut Conditioning Comb ($6.99 USD) helps gently detangle wet hair and is great for pulling a hair mask through to the ends. Coconut oil and keratin protein are baked into the plastic of the comb which also helps to smooth and de-frizz from the summer humidity. Available at Target and Ulta.

My favorite products of this bunch are these bright Morgan Taylor Lacquer:

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This is a celebrity nail tech favorite and has 130+ phenomenal colors that are available  at Ulta. These are perfect for pedis or manis this summer!

These shades are Girls Love Buoys (on my nails and in my hand), Tokyo a Go Go, Orange Crush, Go For The Glow and Gotta Have Hue.¬† These are so bright and gorgeous, but they don’t last long, so make sure to use a bottom and top coat!

What are your current favorite summer beauty finds?

Last Minute Mother’s Day Beauty Gift Ideas!

Can you believe Mother’s Day is in a week!¬† I had to face that fact, I just mailed my mom a package (full of beauty goodies) yesterday.¬† I live in Kansas City and she lives in Oregon, so I have to mail it ahead of time each year.

I also included goodies for my sister and sister-in-law. Beauty gifts are my favorite for Mother’s Day.¬† Here are some great ideas for little, or bigger gifts to give:

No7 Matte Liquid Lip
No7 Matte Liquid Lip

No7 Matte Liquid Lip ($9.99 USD) — ¬†Switch up your look this season with the NEW¬†No7 Matte Liquid Lips¬†‚Äď bold colors that you can really feel good about. Get ready for a long lasting, comfortable wear with an on trend matte finish that will keep your lips moisturized all day. Available in a selection of six motivation-inspired colors:

Inspire (pink)                                                                                                                            Conquer (rich berry)                                                                                                                   Grace (nude)                                                                                                                          Captivate (coral)                                                                                                                       Fearless (red)                                                                                                                           Courage (plum)

This are very pigmented and comfortable on the lips.  If mom (sister, aunt, friend) love long-wearing lipstick, this is perfect for them!  Available at Target, Target.com, Walgreens, Walgreens.com

 

Coming this spring, Morgan Taylor & Gelish’s Royal Temptations Collection. Inspired by the lavish life of Marie Antoinette, the collection includes six delicious shades and an additional special effect glitter top coat that you can’t help but love.

Indulge yourself (or mom) with these seven NEW glamourous shades:

  • My Other Wig Is A Tiara¬†‚Äď Sea Foam Metallic
  • Ruffle Those Feathers¬†‚Äď Teal Cr√®me
  • All The Queen‚Äôs Bling ‚ÄstPurple Pearl
  • All My Heart Desires ‚ÄstHot Pink Cr√®me
  • Beauty Marks The Spot ‚ÄstCoral Cr√®me
  • Curls & Pearls ‚ÄstPale Pink Cr√®me
  • Over-the-Top Pop¬†‚Äď Multi-Glitter Special Effect

I always send nail polish for Mother’s Day, and these are gorgeous! Purchase at¬†www.morgantaylorlacquer.com

The Beauty of Dirty Skin
The Beauty of Dirty Skin
The Beauty of Dirty Skin by Dr. Whitney Bowe ($23.00 at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com).  Celebrity NYC-based dermatologist Dr. Whitney Bowe shows readers that skin health is so much more than skin deep. With simple explanations of science, DIY practical at-home tricks and tweaks to make to your diet and beauty routine, and a life-changing 21-day program, this book is your roadmap to glowing skin from the inside out and the outside in.

 

 

Here are a couple of gorgeous Josie Maran kits:

Josie¬†Maran¬†Argan Beauty Canvas¬†($45 USD) — Includes Surreal Skin Argan Finishing Balm, Argan Lip Sting Plumping Butter in Be It Boysenberry, and the¬†Argan Moonstone Drops.
Josie¬†Maran¬†Argan Nourishing Kit¬†($100 USD) — Includes¬†Argan Milk,¬† 100% Pure Argan Oil and my favortie, the 100% Pure Argan Oil Light.
What are you giving the ladies in your life next Sunday? Do you have any fun plans?