Beauty Stocking Stuffers

Looking for the perfect stocking stuffers for the ladies in your life?  Here are some really fun beauty products that are fabulous and under $25!

walmart

ChapStick® Holiday Tins ($4.99 USD) in new colorful and fashionable designs are available for a limited time. Plaid and Snowflake tins containing Strawberry, Cherry and Spearmint Classic ChapStick® varieties and the Diagonal Candy Cane Stripe tin containing limited-edition Candy Cane are available exclusively at Walmart for the SRP of $4.99 each

The ChapStick® product and information have been provided by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare for my honest review.  I think these are a great value and a really great gift!

bliss mistletoe must-haves
bliss mistletoe must-haves

bliss mistletoe must-haves ($12 , a $24 value) – This mega-moisturizing duo for lips and hands includes the fabulips softening lip balm and 1 oz. high intensity hand cream.

Available at BlissWorld.com, Sephora, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom

Violent Lips The Red Snowflake
Violent Lips The Red Snowflake

Violent Lips The Red Snowflake (9.99 for a set of three) and are available in the snowflake print above as well as fun holiday glitter prints! Just apply like a temporary tattoo.

Available Online at www.Violentlips.com
tarte thoughtful treasures best-sellers set
tarte thoughtful treasures best-sellers set

tarte thoughtful treasures best-sellers set ($19 USD) — A limited-edition, deluxe-sized collection of tarte’s best-selling favorites. The limited-edition set features:

• deluxe maracuja oil

• deluxe Amazonian clay 12-hour blush in limited edition thankful (golden pink)

• deluxe LipSurgence™ skintuitive lip tint in energy

Tarte has taken the guesswork out of giving with a handpicked collection of their favorites that’s simply the best. These charming deluxe sizes of best-selling maracuja oil, Amazonian clay 12-hour blush and LipSurgence™ skintuitive lip tint deliver a radiant and rested appearance even on the fly.

Available at http://www.tartecosmetics.com

Goody
Goody

The perfect stocking stuffer or 12 days of Christmas present, Goody offers ornaments, gift wrap, and bows that double as hair accessories. Dress up the tree or an adorable package with a headwrap, elastics, or clips that are also a festive accessory to wear to parties. $3.99-$5.99, Target, Walmart, Kmart, and CVS.

Yes to Cucumbers On-The-Go Facial Towelettes
Yes to Cucumbers On-The-Go Facial Towelettes

Yes to Cucumbers On-The-Go Facial Towelettes ($2.99 for 10) Our famed facial towelettes in mini! These all-natural and hypoallergenic Towelettes and made with soothing ingredients like cucumbers, green tea, and aloe. They fit right into your purse, gym bag or even your TSA size clear plastic bag! Regardless of where you are (let’s imagine Hawaii) your skin will feel gorgeous, hydrated, smooth and most of all refreshed!

Available at www.yestocarrots.com and mass market retailers near you.

Bodycology
Bodycology

Gifts for your girlfriends are always tough. You don’t want to overspend, but you want it to be meaningful. Bodycology offers fantastic sets at Walmart and Target under $20 including Soothing Body Scrubs and Body Butters, Travel Cases, a Sock Set, and an adorable Scrubbing Mitt with hand and body lotion.

Blowpro textstyle, mini dry texture spray
Blowpro textstyle, mini dry texture spray

Blowpro textstyle, mini dry texture spray ($9.50 USD) — Versatile formula allows you to set textured styles in just seconds.  Quick-dry dispense provides dramatic definition that works to not only build desired texture, but controls grease and oil buildup. Our brushable blend of ingredients and Lasting-flex® technology with built in memory allows you to re-create your style the next day.

Available at www.shop.blowpro.com.

Hope these ideas help!  Have fun stuffing stockings!

Paint Your Pout With New Spring Lip Colors

Looking for a new gloss or balm to lighten your Spring look?  That’s a great idea!  Changing your lip color or product type (gloss, balm, lipstick), can update your look without too much fuss.  Here are some fun new products to try:

Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Orange Tulip

Laura Mercier Lip Glacé ($24 USD) is a high-shine, perfectly pigmented lip gloss with rich, long-lasting colour and brilliant shine that creates the appearance of fuller lips. Any skin tone is virtually enhanced by creating a subtle contrast in texture.

There are three new limited-edition Lip Glacés for summer. They are Camellia, Orange Tulip, and Lotus Blossom.  I have Orange Tulip and love it.  It isn’t too orange, and is a sheer way to wear the “it” color of the season.

Availability: lauramercier.com, Bloomingdale’s, Bergdorf Goodman, Henri Bendel, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, and select Belk, Blue Mercury, Lord & Taylor, and Macys.

Nuance Salma Hayek Ultra Shine Lip Gloss

One of my favorite new lip glosses is Nuance Salma Hayek Ultra Shine Lip Gloss $7.49 USD).  Silky, smooth formula hydrates and helps protect lips. Mimosa extract and mango seed oil help nourish and moisturize lips through deep hydration. Vitamins A, C, & E condition and help protect lips. Hypoallergenic. Paraben free. Not tested on animals.

I have this in Peony, which is the second from the last color in the photo above. It is a sheer pink that is perfect for the season.

Available at CVS/pharmacy retail locations and on www.cvs.com/nuancesalmahayek

Shiseido Shimmering Rouge in Sorbet

Shiseido Shimmering Rouge in Sorbet ($25 USD) Sheer, brilliant color infuses lips with lasting moisture and fullness. Lips have never looked so all-day sensuous. With photo-smoothing pearl, this moisturizing formula will give a fuller appearance to lips.

Available in 20 shades.  I have this in Sorbet, which is a new shade.  It is a light, creamy pink.  Very pretty on.  It is full color, but feels like a balm.

You can find this at www.shiseido.com.

Mirabella Colour Luxe

Mirabella Colour Luxe ($26 USD) lip gloss creates maximum shine with three-dimensional, light-reflecting shimmer. The combination of iridescent and pearlescent pearls create a star-like effect on the lips, taking Colour Luxe gloss to a new level of color purity, brightness and dimensionality. Vitamin-enriched long-lasting formula moisturizes, conditions, and provides antioxidant protection and anti-aging properties.

These glimmering glosses are not for the shy!  I love Spark, the second color from the left in the photo above.  It is a gorgeous peachy-nude.  The applicator is a flat sponge paddle, which gives even coverage. LOVE!

Available at www.mirabellabeauty.com

Three Custom Color Transformer Duo Champagne

Have you ever had that lip color that was close, but just not “perfect?” Use Three Custom Color’s new Transformer Duo: Champagne ($27.50 USD)  to warm up or cool down your favorite (or not-so-favorite) lip shades!

The split-pan compact contains two high-quality gloss pigments to be your own mix master with a smooth, softly shimmering formula that’s never gummy or sticky.

This is so cool!  I do try a lot of lip colors and many are too pink, or two brown.  This works to even out the color perfectly.  Now all of the lip colors that you have can work for you.

You can purchase this at www.threecustom.com.

Enjoy your luscious lips!

Fall 2011 Fragrance Guide Part 2

Balenciaga Paris L’Essence ($130.00 USD)  The essence of the Balenciaga signature fragrance, inspired by the Balenciaga fashion jewels, reflects the high quality and savoir-faire of the brand. The bottle of this leathery violet scent has a reflective, raw effect, as pure as a sharp-edged jewel made of hematite.

Top:  violets leaves, pimento berries
Mid:  leathery facets of labdanum
Base: cedarwood, patchouli, vetiver

Available exclusively at Neiman Marcus in September 2011 and at all specialty stores starting in November 2011.

Bottega Veneta ($130.00 USD), the eau de parfum, evokes the suppleness and sensuality of the house’s renowned leather goods. The fragrance, a leathery floral chypre, marries the olfactory language of the Venetian countryside—fresh meadows, mown hay, flowers, earth, and wood The bottle itself, inspired by Venetian glasswork and the traditional Italian carafe.

Top: pink peppercorn, bergamot, lily of the valley
Mid: jasmine, leather, patchouli
Base: oak moss

Available exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus in September 2011 and at all specialty stores starting in November 2011.

Celine Dion Signature ($33.50 USD) This fragrance is inspired by the extraordinary connection that Celine has with her fans. As memorable and timeless as Celine Dion herself, this fragrance is a classic and elegant with modern sophistication. This makes it truly unforgettable.

Top notes: Mimosa, pink lady apple, guava
Heart: Rose essence, jasmine, magnolia
Base: Sensual musk, amberwood and sandalwood

Available at Walgreens

Heidi Klum Shine ($35.00 USD) An effervescent floral Oriental fusion, perfectly reflecting Heidi’s sparkling vivacity and soft sensuality.

Top notes: mandarin, pear, pink pepper
Heart: mimosa, lily of the valley, sunflower
Base: vanilla, tonka, musk

Available at Walgreens.

Diane von Furstenberg’s Diane ($45.00 — $95.00 USD) opens with bold notes of Frangipani, an exotic floral discovered on a trip to Bali. Frangipani is intertwined with subtle notes of Violet, giving the scent a fresh feel. The fragrance’s feminine power is enhanced by base notes of myrrh, musk and patchouli.

Top notes: frangipani
Heart: violet
Base: myrrh, musk and patchouli

Purchase at Sephora.

In honor of Halloween and the fall season, you won’t find any more unique fragrances than those of the Demeter Fragrance Library!  With scents like Funeral Home, Tootsie Roll, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Pumpkin Pie and mixing Golden Delicious PLUS Caramel (to make Caramel Apples!), you will be sure to “invoke the spirits” of scent memory! Visit http://www.demeterfragrance.com/ to purchase. Enjoy!

Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm Introduces New Flavors!

Jack Black Lip Balm

Lip balms are awesome — but lip balms with SPF are even better. Not only are you moisturizing, but you are protecting your delicate lip area. Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balms ($7.50 USD) have a whopping SPF 25 that helps protect from sun and wind!

Enriched with superior lip conditioners and antioxidants, these emollient balms calm, protect and relieve dry, chapped, irritated lips. Unlike waxy sticks, the unique formulas penetrate quickly to provide instant relief.

Flavors include:

New! Black Tea & Blackberry – Smooth and subtly sweet with powerful antioxidants

New! Grapefruit & Ginger – Fresh, subtly citrus and energizing

Lemon & Chamomile – Mellow and refreshing to calm and soothe

Natural Mint & Shea Butter – Clean and tingly to freshen breath

Vanilla & Lavender – Herbal, soothing and healing

I have tried the Lemon & Chamomile, which smells fresh and soothing. And it feels so smooth on and it is not greasy, which a lot of cream balms can be. I think this is a great buy — the product is definitely worth the price!

Availability: Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm is available at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Sephora, Saks Fifth Avenue and at www.getjackblack.com. Enjoy!