New Year’s Eve Beauty Essentials

It’s New Year’s Eve!  Are you going out tonight? I am!  Well, just to dinner and the movies with my husband and youngest daughter, but still, I want to look my best.

New Year’s Eve is a perfect time for going all out with makeup.  You can add sparkle and drama that you wouldn’t usually wear for every day.

My picks for tonight include glowing skin, smoky eyes with dramatic lashes, a shimmery lip and sexy perfume.  What are you wearing tonight?

Miracle Skin Transformer Spotlight
Miracle Skin Transformer Spotlight

Miracle Skin Transformer Spotlight ($45 USD) — Featuring beautiful, light illuminizing, pearlized pigments, Spotlight instantly adds a radiant glow to any skin tone. This 5-in-1 complexion enhancer hydrates, primes, illuminates, enhances and protects in one, easy step. This universal shade is infused with skin saving vitamins, antioxidants and natural actives to hydrate and nourish skin while also delivery anti-aging benefits.

$48 / Available at Kohl’s, Nordstrom and ULTA stores and online via www.miracleskintransformer.com, www.kohls.com, www.nordstrom.com and www.ulta.com

Smashbox Travel Full Exposure Palette
Smashbox Travel Full Exposure Palette

Smashbox Travel Full Exposure Palette  ($22 USD) — This versatile eye shadow set provides eight must-have neutrals in one portable palette. From nudes to blacks, these crease-resistant, long-wear shimmers and velvety smooth mattes are organized with shimmers on top and mattes on the bottom so that they are easy to use.

This set contains:
– 4 x 0.026 oz Shimmer Eye shades in Chocolate Brown/Golden Pearl, Soft Gold/Golden Silver Pearl, Light Tan/Golden Silver Pearl, Mid-Tone Slate/Silver Pearl
– 4 x 0.026 oz Matte Eye shades in Matte Warm Chocolate Brown, Soft Matte Mid-tone Tan, Creamy Matte Beige, Ashy Dark Brown

Available at Sephora stores and

Let RevitaLash Cosmetics help you ring in the New Year radiantly! With two ultra-volumizing mascaras that prime and lengthen lashes while fortifying and conditioning and a highlighter that’s packed with Vitamin C, these makeup must-haves do double duty to keep you looking your best long after midnight.

Volumizing Primer ($24 USD) — High-performance amplifying primer saturates eyelashes with color intensity while conditioning, smoothing and protecting for maximum beauty effects. Features a distinctive Indigo Blue shade to brighten the eyes and intensify the depth of mascara while delivering moisturizing and conditioning benefits to help support lash strength and softness.

Volumizing Mascara ($24 USD) — This volume-loving, buildable mascara saturates eyelashes with color intensity and definition while conditioning, smoothing and protecting for maximum beauty effects. Wet, high-performance, clump free formula intensifies eyelashes resulting in a voluminous eye-popping finish and long-wear performance in a water-resistant formula.

Spotlight Highlighting Pencil ($24 USD) — This instantly illuminating highlighting pencil accentuates and perfects in all the right places. The eyes, cheekbones, lips, and brow bones are all conditioned with Vitamin E while appearing luminous and youthful.

All RevitaLash Cosmetics products are available at www.RevitaLash.com and at salons and spas nationwide.

Eylure Eyelashes
Eylure Eyelashes

Eylure’s party lashes are delicately spruced with sparkle and shine, turning your epic evening into a captivating countdown into 2015! Couture is the designer inspired lash, a streak of glossy black emboldened with gunmetal studs, there’s a lot of attitude packed into this little lash. These limited edition lashes include an adhesive, instruction leaflet and a guarantee of gorgeousness.

You can purchase Eylure at Ulta stores and http://www.ulta.com.  Learn more about the lashes at http://www.eylure.com

Gerard Cosmetics Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Gloss
Gerard Cosmetics

Gerard Cosmetics Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Gloss ($24 USD) — Formulated with rich pigmentations, similar to that of a traditional lipstick, that never feather or bleed, the Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Glosses provide instant shine and moisturization along with collagen boosting peptides to increase lip volume and reduce wrinkles both safely and painlessly. The Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Glosses are packaged with a built in mirror and light for easy use, even in the dark. Shades: Candy Apple, Crystal, Seduction, Jewel and Pouty Princess.

$24 / Available online via www.gerardcosmetics.com

Lavanila Laboratories Fragrance in Pure Vanilla
Lavanila Laboratories Fragrance in Pure Vanilla

Lavanila Laboratories Fragrance in Pure Vanilla ($58 1.7 oz) –The Perfect Vanilla. This sexy blend of pure Madagascar vanilla, sheer freesia and creamy tonka bean is seductive and magnetic. A grown up expression of vanilla, this fragrance is more vanilla bean than vanilla cookie. 

Purchase at http://www.lavanila.com

Enjoy your New Year’s!  See you next year!

JK Jemma Kidd — Luxury Looks for Less

Strike a Pose Swivel Palette

Target is one of my favorite places to shop because you can find just about everything there. And with the emergence of luxury makeup such as JK Jemma Kidd at Target, a beauty junkie like myself is in Heaven!

When I dress up for New Year’s Eve, I am always thinking about my makeup. You need the right makeup for the right outfit and situation. JK Jemma Kidd has recently introduced a fun little palette that includes the right products for a smoky eye and dewy face and lips. It is called the  Strike a Pose Swivel Palette ($32.00 USD).

This cool little Palette includes four metallic shadows in shades of gun-metal, bronze, mocha and taupe. They are very shimmery and very gorgeous. You also get a rosy cream blush and a cream highlighter as well as a pretty peachy-pink lip gloss.

You can make so many pretty looks with this palette. I like to add the highlighter everywhere — my under my eyebrows, my cheekbones, down the center of my nose to slime, the inner corner of my eye, and on my lips over the gloss for extra shine. The gun-metal or bronze shadows make great eyeliners and the mocha is pretty over the lid. The blush blends easily and can be also used as an eyeshadow. Fun!

Use this with other JK Jemma Kidd product such as the I-Conic Eyes Brow Pencil ($16.00 USD), the I-Conic Eyes Pencil Liner ($14.00 USD and both with sharpeners in the lids) and the Ultra-Plush Volumizing Mascara ($15.00 USD) to complete your party look.

Visit www.target.com to learn more and to purchase these fabulous products!