Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers For Her

I have three daughters ages 11 (almost 12), 16 and 20.¬† I’ve noticed that stuffing stockings is becoming more challenging as they get older.¬† Luckily there are fun beauty products that I can pass on to them!¬† It’s always fun to try something new.

Below are gift suggestions for girls (and women) of all ages.  From skincare, to bath products to affordable makeup palettes, you may find something perfect for the hard to buy for gal!

 

Patchology FlashMasque in Leopard Print
Patchology FlashMasque in Leopard Print

Patchology FlashMasque in Leopard Print — More than just a fun leopard print masque this sheet masque was thoughtfully engineered to deliver results. From the website:

  • ‚ÄúBarely there‚ÄĚ, stay put paper cellulose material is designed to fit real face shapes minimizing exposure to the hairline and providing an overall better fit.
  • Our team of experts researched and analyzed serum to masque ratios to achieve an optimal level of serum to maximize results and eliminate serum dripping down the neck.
  • We formulate using a precise serum level so your skin drinks in the serum it needs while any remaining serum quickly absorbs into skin. No mess, sticky after-feel or wondering what to do with all that extra serum.
  • Our exclusive HydraSurge5 ‚ĄĘ Moisture System combines 5 hydrating ingredients along with our unique masque material to accelerate the delivery of essential ingredients.¬†

Available for $8 for a single Masque and $30 for a 4 Pack at Neiman Marcus and NeimanMarcus.com from October 2015-February 2015

Tinte Cosmetics Kissing Sticks
Tinte Cosmetics Kissing Sticks

Tinte Cosmetics Kissing Sticks ($5.50 USD) –Just in time for the holidays!!! We are celebrating the launch of our ALL NATURAL Kissing Sticks Flavored Lip balms $5.50.¬†These moisturizing lip balms are formulated with All Natural and Organic Ingredients. They have a slight tint of color but once applied they look clear. 16 delicious flavors to choose from.

I’ve tried these in Bubble Gum and Cake.¬† They are yummy and so moisturizing!¬† I love that they are natural and organic.

http://www.tintecosmetics.com

Savannah Bee Majesty Gift Set Blackberry Rose
Savannah Bee Majesty Gift Set Blackberry Rose

Savannah Bee Majesty Gift Set Blackberry Rose ($12.99 USD) — Royally Majestic, this honeybee inspired gift set includes a luxurious and skin moisturizing honey body lotion (travel size), a cleansing and skin revitalizing honey body wash (travel size), and a superrich lip moisturizing lip balm all in a beautiful ‚ÄúMajesty Travel Bag.‚Ä̬† All natural with amazing ingredients from the honeybee hive make this a gift set to BEE treasured. Savannah Bee offers all-natural, paraben and petroleum free products that are never tested on animals.

This set smells amazing!¬† I’m not much for rose scents, but the honey and blackberry marry well with the rose and it’s sweet and refreshing!

Purchase at Target stores and http://www.target.com.  There is a sale at Target through Saturday, Dec. 12th, but 1 get 1 half off of beauty products.

essence palettes

Essence palettes ($9.99 each) — These are all gorgeous and affordable for a stocking stuffer, or a thoughtful gift for the beauty lover!¬† They are:

How To Make Your Face Glow Palette — Glowing radiance in one perfect box! The How To Make Your Face Glow Palette by Essence contains a silky bronzer, shimmering highlighter and soft blush to contour, highlight or glow. This makeup box has 2 easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction cards, a mirror, and an applicator. Not tested on animals.

How To Make Nude Eyes Palette — The new Essence nude shadow collection includes shades of beige, gold, apricot, and browns. The make-up box has 2 easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction cards to create every day to girls¬Ņ night out looks, a mirror, and an applicator.

How To Make Brows Wow — Everything you need to create the perfect brows in one kit! Essence’s How to Make Brows Wow kit includes a mirror, 3 eyebrow powders, 1 highlighter powder, a dual-ended applicator, tweezers and how-to instructions for brow perfection.

How To Make Smoky Eyes Palette — Irresistibly smokey! The How To Make Smoky Eyes Palette by Essence contains six satin and shimmery shades to create a classic or ultra-glamorous smokey look. The smokey collection includes shades of grey, silver, black, lilac, and mulberry. This makeup box has 2 easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions cards, a mirror and an applicator. Not tested on animals.

I was drawn to the Smoky Eyes Palette.¬† I usually don’t do a smoky eye, but I like the different colors.¬† And it is gorgeous on!¬† I was afraid that it would be too glittery for me, but it goes on shimmery and so pretty.¬† I have got compliments the times I’ve work it.¬† I’ve tried both of the looks included and they are amazing!¬† I will be trying the other palettes soon hoping for the same results.¬† Affordable and pigmented — what a combo!

Purchase at Ulta stores and http://www.ulta.com

Have you found any fun stocking stuffers?  Let me know!

The Winner of My Savannah Bee Royal Jelly Body Butter Duo Giveaway is…

Savannah Bee Royal Jelly Body Butter
Savannah Bee Royal Jelly Body Butter

Angie D!  Congrats Angie!  I will contact you so I can give you your prize!

If you didn’t win this giveaway, I have more coming!¬† I¬†will be announcing a skincare giveaway on Sunday¬†February 15th and¬†a different skincare giveaway¬†a few days later.¬† I may be even¬†be having a wig or hair piece giveaway — Fun!

Thanks to all that entered and stay tuned!!!

Last Day To Enter My Savannah Bee Royal Jelly Body Butter Duo Giveaway!

Savannah Bee Royal Jelly Body Butter
Savannah Bee Royal Jelly Body Butter

Tomorrow I am drawing a name for this amazing giveaway!  In case you missed it, here is my original post.  Leave a comment to enter. Good Luck!!!

I have an amazing giveaway as a Valentine’s Gift to my readers!  One lucky lady will win both the original Savannah Bee Royal Jelly Body Butter and the Royal Jelly Body Butter for Sensitive Skin!  They both smell fantastic, but different. The original smells like sweet berries and the sensitive skin smells soft and soothing.  Keep both, keep one and give one away, or if you are too nice, give both away!  Here is the info on the body butters:

The original Royal Jelly Body Butter (red box) glides on with the sweet fragrance of a Southern Spring. The fragrance of wild berries and vanilla combined with the velvety aroma of rose and gardenia conjures up yearlong warmth and the grace of the Genteel South. Rose of Clay offers the rose-colored hue along with a gentle pull on impurities. Our classic body butter formula provides deep moisturizing and delivers multivitamins and antioxidants to keep your skin the way it was born to bee. Use all day for a fresh berry day lift!

This indescribably soft, elegant and indulgent Sensitive Skin Formula Body Butter (blue box) combines the peace-filling fragrance of chamomile with the divine scent of myrrh. Chamomile is said to calm the nerves and soothe dry skin. This treat is great for reducing stress and for targeting any annoying skin problems. The Gypsies bathed with chamomile to bring luck and good fortune. Use in the morning to glide into your day with the right mindedness and use at night to unwind for those beautiful dreams ahead.

These are the 1.65 oz sizes of each and the price is $12.90 each for a $25.80 value! They are available at http://www.savannahbee.com.

To enter, leave a comment.  U.S. residents only.  I will pick a winner on Friday, February 13th, 2015.  Good Luck!

 

Giveaway Time — Savannah Bee Royal Jelly Body Butter Duo

Savannah Bee Royal Jelly Body Butter
Savannah Bee Royal Jelly Body Butter

I have an amazing giveaway¬†as a Valentine’s Gift to my readers!¬† One lucky lady will win both the¬†original Savannah Bee Royal Jelly Body Butter and the Royal Jelly Body Butter for Sensitive Skin!¬† They both smell fantastic, but different. The original smells like sweet berries and the sensitive skin smells soft and soothing.¬† Keep both, keep one and give one away, or if you are¬†too nice, give both away!¬† Here is the info on the body butters:

The original Royal Jelly Body Butter (red box) glides on with the sweet fragrance of a Southern Spring. The fragrance of wild berries and vanilla combined with the velvety aroma of rose and gardenia conjures up yearlong warmth and the grace of the Genteel South. Rose of Clay offers the rose-colored hue along with a gentle pull on impurities. Our classic body butter formula provides deep moisturizing and delivers multivitamins and antioxidants to keep your skin the way it was born to bee. Use all day for a fresh berry day lift!

This indescribably soft, elegant and indulgent Sensitive Skin Formula Body Butter (blue box) combines the peace-filling fragrance of chamomile with the divine scent of myrrh. Chamomile is said to calm the nerves and soothe dry skin. This treat is great for reducing stress and for targeting any annoying skin problems. The Gypsies bathed with chamomile to bring luck and good fortune. Use in the morning to glide into your day with the right mindedness and use at night to unwind for those beautiful dreams ahead.

These are the 1.65 oz sizes of each and the price is $12.90 each for a $25.80 value! They are available at http://www.savannahbee.com.

To enter, leave a comment.  U.S. residents only.  I will pick a winner on Friday, February 13th, 2015.  Good Luck!

 

Give Her The Gift Of Beauty This Valentine’s Day!

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
Korres The Brightest Skin Wild Rose Collection

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

Available at http://www.sephora.com

Lipstick Queen Beta Noire Trio
Lipstick Queen Bete Noire Trio

Lipstick Queen Bete Noire Trio ($40 USD) — Embrace this season‚Äôs glamorous dark lip with B√™te 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‚Äôs 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.

Purchase at http://www.lipstickqueen.com

Spa Sonic Pro Skin Care System
Spa Sonic Pro Skin Care System

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.

Purchase on sale now at http://www.drugstore.com

XO Memebox I'm Series Eyeshadow Duo Set
XO Memebox I’m Series Eyeshadow Duo Set

XO Memebox I’m Series Eyeshadow Duo Set — Meet all I’m Series Eyeshadow at Black Friday Pre-Sale price! $32.5 value for $24.40 + Free Shipping!

This set includes:
1. I’m Series #01 Sunset Eye Shadow ($6.5)
2. I’m Series #02 Wonderland Eye Shadow¬†($6.5)
3. I’m Series #03 Fallen Eye Shadow¬†($6.5)
4. I’m Series #04 Soul Eye Shadow¬†($6.5)
5. I’m Series #05 Queen Eye Shadow¬†($6.5)

I have this in Wonderland and it’s soft and pretty on!

Available at http://www.us.memebox.com

L'Occitane Roses et Reines Voyage Gift Set
L’Occitane Roses et Reines Voyage Gift Set

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 The Sweetest Surprise Valentine's Day Gift Set
Savannah Bee The Sweetest Surprise Valentine’s Day Gift Set

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 and other great Valentine’s sets are available at http://www.savannahbee.com

What are you giving the ladies in your life for Valentine’s Day?¬† Leave a comment and let me know!

 

Bath Time, Part 2

Yes, more awesome bath (or shower, if you like those) products!

Set the mood with some great colored lights, then try a new body wash, scrub, lotion or fragrance.  I believe that relaxing with fabulous products and scents is rejuvenating!

Mood Light in Renewal
Mood Light in Renewal

Lets start by setting the mood with lighting. Mood-lites ($2.98 to $6.99 at Lowe’s Home Improvement stores nationwide) come in various colors to help with moods.

‚ÄúMood-lites represent Mood-Factory‚Äôs first line of products which are based on the sense of sight, and specifically, in regards to how colors affect how we feel,‚ÄĚ said the Chicago-based Kathryn Goetzke, President, Mood-Factory. ‚ÄúWe initially launched an incandescent line in 2004, and in 2012 launched a 2nd generation including flood, porch, and compact fluorescent (CFL)¬† Mood-lites. The colors were developed using a number of color expert research, and applying their general concepts to lighting.‚ÄĚ

What I think: I have been trying the red Passion and green Renewal Mood-Lites, please let us know and we can ship them out.  The renewal is perfect for a bath! Other uplifting hues you might want in the Mood-lites line include: Happiness (yellow); Energy (Orange); Serenity (Light Blue); Sassy (Pink); Creativity (Purple) and Tranquility (Deep Blue).

Tree Hut Almond and Honey Shea Sugar Body Scrub
Tree Hut Almond and Honey Shea Sugar Body Scrub

A body scrub is so important for keeping¬†skin soft at bath time.¬† Tree Hut Almond and Honey Shea Sugar Body Scrub ($17.94 for 18 oz at www.amazon.com) — Experience an intense exfoliation with Tree Hut Sugar Scrub with the rich, sweet scent of Almond and Honey. Natural sweet Almond oil and real Honey condition damaged and neglected skin that has become unhealthy over time.

This gentle sugar scrub is infused with certified organic Shea butter, real Honey and an array of natural oils, including Evening Primrose, sweet Almond, Avocado, Macadamia Seed and Orange Oil. The real sugar grains and Almond bits will softly buff away dead skin cells, leaving your skin feeling smooth all day.

What I think:¬† This smells FANTASTIC —¬†seriously! Yummy!¬† I love that it exfoliates and moisturizes at the same time.¬† This is a really gorgeous product.

Savannah Bee Honey Body Wash
Savannah Bee Honey Body Wash

Savannah Bee Honey Body Wash ($10 for 8oz) Bathe your skin with an everyday golden elixir! Honey is a nourishing, gentle cleanser that naturally exfoliates your skin. Savannah Bee Honey Body Wash is the perfect addition to your skin care ritual.

Savannah Bee Honey Body Wash is available in three fabulous scents, Wild Blackberry, Lemongrass Spearmint, and Tupelo Honey. All three of these amazing body washes contain royal jelly, propolis, and honey to soften, nourish, and repair your skin.

The honey based body washes are very gentle and perfect for the entire family! Savannah Bee Honey Body Washes are formulated from 100% all natural ingredients, contain no parabens or petroleum, and are never tested on animals.

What I think:  This is a new company that I have recently discovered and I am loving the products, as well as the very pretty packaging.

The body washes are thick (like honey) and soften the skin while cleansing.  Plus, they leave a soft scent on the skin.

Available at www.savannahbee.com

Thymes Fig Leaf and Cassis Body Lotion
Thymes Fig Leaf and Cassis Body Lotion

Thymes Fig Leaf and Cassis Body Lotion ($33 USD) — A daily moisturizer sparkling with the sun-ripened fragrance of Fig Leaf & Cassis. Verdant fig leaf entwines with sweet cassis, reviving mandarin oil, juniper berry and purifying cypress. Formulated with skin-supportive shea butter, nourishing squalane, humectant glycerin and protective vitamin E.

Fragrance Notes: Fig leaf, cassis, mandarin, juniper berry and cypress.

What I think: This classic Thymes scent is fresh and light.  The lotion is great for after a bath, it keeps skin very soft.

Available http://www.thymes.com

 COOLA’s Classic Body SPF 30 Plumeria Moisturizer
COOLA’s Classic Body SPF 30 Plumeria Moisturizer

You can finish your bath by using an allover SPF like COOLA‚Äôs Classic Body SPF 30 Plumeria Moisturizer ($32 USD) — Nourish and shield your skin from the sun and environment with this antioxidant-infused, SPF 30 sunscreen with broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection. Free radical fighting organic Rose Hip delivers essential Fatty Acids, Minerals and Vitamin C. Organic Evening Primrose and Linseed Oils, rich in Omegas-3 and 6 calms, tones, hydrates and reduces redness. Patented Oleosome Technology, derived from eco-certified organic Safflower and rich in moisturizing Vitamin E, enhances sun protection and helps time-release actives, resulting in 75% less actives! Organic Shea Butter, high¬†¬† in Vitamins A and F smoothes, softens and balances skin. The phyto-protector Plankton Extract stimulates, organic Cucumber Extract calms and a light Plumeria scent keeps you fresh. Crafted with 70% Certified Organic inactive ingredients.

What I think:¬† If you love a tropical floral scent, this sunscreen/moisturizer is for you.¬† It isn’t too strong, though.¬† SPF is so important all year round.

www.coolasuncare.com

L'Occitane Lavender Eau De Cologne
L’Occitane Lavender Eau De Cologne

Cologne is the perfect final step to keep feeling and smelling fresh after a bath or shower. L’Occitane Lavender Eau De Cologne ($52 for 10.1 fl. oz) — Brightened by the radiant freshness of citrus fruits, the Lavender Eau de Cologne has a light, breezy scent, underlined by a woody, musky base with a captivating trail.

This vibrant Cologne is a celebration of summer that captures the sunshine and brightness of Haute-Provence.

Top Notes:  Lavender P.D.O., Bergamot, Peach
Middle Notes: Freesia, Marigold
Base Notes: Benzoin, Musk

What I think:  I love this lavender fragrance.  It is so light and does not have a soapy scent that some lavender scents do.  It is very fresh and soft.

Available at www.usa.loccitane.com

The Healthy Fragrance Vanilla Blackberry
The Healthy Fragrance Vanilla Blackberry

Or if you like a sweeter scent, try the Healthy Fragrance Vanilla Blackberry ($58 for 1.7 fl oz) — Seductively Sweet. Seduce the sense with this provocative blend of ripe blackberry, juicy raspberry, velvet iris, and warm Madagascar vanilla.¬† Crafted by master natural perfumers, this sexy fragrance is mouthwatering and irresistible.

What I think:  This scent is addictive, it is sweet, but not too sweet and is also a bit sexy.  Very nice!

Available at www.lavanila.com

Enjoy!

 

Gorgeous New Lip Glosses Help Protect Your Pout

Deep, matte lip colors abound this season.  But I have to be honest, I usually wear light color lip glosses all year round. I like that it goes with every outfit and makeup look and lighter colors make lips look fuller.

Here are some of my new favorites that not only look great on, but have good for you ingredients:

Savannah Bee Beeswax Lip Gloss
Savannah Bee Beeswax Lip Gloss

Savannah Bee Beeswax Lip Gloss ($7 USD). Beeswax naturally hydrates and protects for softer, healthier lips.  Choose from these colorful and intoxicating bouquets:  Mint Blossom, Wild Blackberry, and Tupelo Honey.

Savannah Bee Beeswax Lip Gloss contains no parabens, no petroleum derived ingredients, and is never tested on animals. It is made from all natural ingredients and is gluten-free.

Available at www.savannahbee.com

Pacifica Enlightened Lip Gloss in Opal
Pacifica Enlightened Lip Gloss in Opal

Pacifica Enlightened Lip Gloss in Opal ($12 USD) Supernatural shine, super smooth and non-sticky with nourishing hydration and long-lasting natural color.  Our Enlightened Gloss Nourishing Mineral Lip Shine is infused with coconut and antioxidants to help support superior lip health.  This gloss is for anyone who wants to hydrate their lips and add gorgeous sheer color with a glossy shine.  As with all of our products, these are 100% vegan & cruelty free.  Formulated without carmine, FD&C color, talc, phthalates, parabens, sorbital and petroleum.

Opal is an opalescent pale peach/ pink.  Just enough pale color.  Pairs perfectly with smoky eyes.

Learn more at www.pacificaperfume.com

beautyADDICTS Lip Addiction
beautyADDICTS Lip Addiction

beautyADDICTS Lip ADDICTION¬†($17 USD) — This creamy, high-shine lip gloss provides intense, opulent color while nourishing lips with vitamins and plumping lips with peptides. Lip Addiction lets you choose from 10 must-have shades to feed your addiction for the perfect, painted pout.

Purchase at www.beautyaddicts.com.

Enjoy!