Small Beauty Haul From Target and Sephora

Hi all! I hope you’re all well and staying safe.

I have a little haul to share.¬† I made a couple of orders — one with Ulta and one with Sephora during the recent sales. Here’s what I picked up:

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From Sephora I picked up two Urban Decay palettes half price!  Plus, I got the Tatcha and Youth to the People deluxe samples with my Sephora points.

The Sunday Riley set was on sale during the Ulta 21 Days of Beauty.¬† I also picked up some soaps, and got free shipping when I purchased the skincare.¬† I haven’t tried it yet.

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These are the Ont The Run Mini Palettes in G-Train and Bailout.¬† I have the pink and blue/brown toned ones and I wanted these two.¬† They were on sale for $12.50 each!¬† I should have got the last one, Highway Queen (oranges), but I’m sure I will pick it up later. I love the formula of these palettes.

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This is Bailout!  Gorgeous browns and purples.

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G-Train is warmer and has a couple of gorgeous greens!¬† I will hopefully be swatching and reviewing these soon.¬† And I’m sure I’ll be using one or both of these this month in my daily Shop My Stash (check out my Instagram @fortyflirtyfab).

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This is the Sunday Riley Flash Fix set. It has the Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment and the Ceramic Slip Cleanser.¬† I haven’t tried it yet, but it looks really nice.

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For my Sephora points, I got two duos — the Youth to the People Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream and the Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser.¬† I also picked up the Tatcha The Deep Cleanse and The Water Cream.

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Have you purchased anything online lately?  What have you picked up?

 

Holiday Gift Guide 2018 — Beauty Stocking Stuffers

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
Flower Beauty Warrior Glitter Shadow

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
Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat

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‚Äôt let its petite exterior fool you‚ÄĒit 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
bareMinerals GEN NUDE Eyeshadow Aurora Lights

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.

Purchase at bareminerals.com and ulta.com

Josie Maran Soul Sisters Pure Argan Hydration Duo
Josie Maran Soul Sisters Pure Argan Hydration Duo

Josie Maran Soul Sisters Pure Argan Hydration Duo ($19 USD) — A bestselling duo featuring 100 percent organic multitaskers that smooth the appearance of wrinkles, while increasing hydration.

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

Milk Makeup The 'Rents
Milk Makeup The ‘Rents

Milk Makeup The ‘Rents ($20 USD) — Includes:

MINI COOLING WATER UNDER-EYE DE-PUFFER STICK: Cooling, under-eye de-puffing stick packed with soothing seawater and caffeine for instantly energized skin.

  • DE-PUFFS: Infused with caffeine to support micro-circulation, giving skin an energized, glowing look.
  • SOOTHES: Formulated with natural seawater to calm irritated skin and hydrate.
  • HYDRATES: Gel formula glides onto skin to lock in moisture all day. Directions: Swipe on undereyes to de-puff and refresh skin.

MINI BLUR STICK MATTE PRIMER: Silicone-free matte primer that minimizes the appearance of pores and fine lines to create a smooth, shine-free finish.

  • PRIMES: Creates a matte finish on all skin tones for makeup that goes on smooth and stays put.
  • BLURS: Powder-filled blurring microspheres absorb oil and minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines.
  • BREATHES: With an innovative non-comedogenic, silicone-free, and oil-free formula that won‚Äôt clog pores.

Available at milkmakeup.com and Sephora.com

JINsoon Encore Collection
JINsoon Encore Collection

JINsoon Encore Collection ($42 USD) —

Cricket Happy Hair Ties Tin
Cricket Happy Hair Ties Tin

Cricket Happy Hair Ties Tin ($4.99 USD) —¬†Compact and loaded with 25 black hair ties for easy access ‚Äď even on the¬†go!¬†Affordable, adorable, and useful for styling the perfect bun, ponytail, or¬†updo.

Purchase at cvs.com

Eylure Vegas Nay Lash Gift Set
Eylure Vegas Nay Lash Gift Set
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.
STYLES:
  • Platinum Princess
  • Golden Goddess
  • Bronze Beauty

Purchase at Target and Ulta

What do you give in stocking stuffers?  Any fun beauty products?

Sephora Holiday Beauty Gift Guide 2018

Hi all!¬† It’s time for my first holiday gift guide of 2018! The year has flown by! By I’m definitely ready for holiday shopping and picking out the perfect gifts!

Sephora is such an amazing store for gorgeous beauty products.¬† So it’s not a surprise that they also have amazing gifts for the holidays!¬†Below are fab palettes and sets of makeup brushes, skincare and hair care:

Sephora Collection The Enchanting Colors Eye and Face Palette
Sephora Collection The Enchanting Colors Eye and Face Palette

 

Sephora Collection The Enchanting Colors Eye and Face Palette ($18 USD) — A palette for the face and eyes, composed of eyeshadows, brow powders, and a blush for an enchanting look. The palette includes eight matte and shimmer eyeshadows including two dazzling illuminators, two brow powders in natural shades, and an ultra-fresh blush. A five-step tutorial is included inside the palette to help you create an enchanting makeup look for a magical Christmas and New Year.

Bobbi Brown Infra-Red Eyeshadow Palette
Bobbi Brown Infra-Red Eyeshadow Palette

Bobbi Brown Infra-Red Eyeshadow Palette ($39 USD) — A mix-and-match spectrum of matte, metallic, and sparkle shades perfect for creating sizzling eye looks.

This set contains:
– 6 x 0.07 oz/ 2 g Eyeshadows in Stone Cold (light warm peach), Red Rock (rich rust-red), Behind the Sun (metallic bronzed peach gold), Slow Burn (sparkling bright copper gold), Interstellar (metallic warm white gold), Solar Flame (rich burgundy brown)
– 2 x 0.06 oz/ 1.71 g Eyeshadows in Infra-Red (shimmering warm pink with gold reflections), Fever Dream (shimmering bright copper)

Sephora Collection Spellbound Brush Set

Sephora Collection Spellbound Brush Set ($49 USD) — A medium size, seven-piece full-face brush set complete with a beautiful compact carrying case to store your brushes while traveling.¬†This brush set has all the essential brushes you need to create any full face look. Includes: Buffing foundation, pointed powder, angled concealer, fan brush, flat shadow, crease brush and angled liner. All synthetic fibers. These brushes are vegan, synthetic, and cruelty-free.

This set contains:
– Flat shadow brush
– Buffing foundation brush
– Angled concealer brush
– Pointed powder brush
– Fan brush
– Crease brush
– Angled liner brush
– Pouch

Ole Henriksen Glow Brightly Radiance-Boosting Super Set

Ole Henriksen Glow Brightly Radiance-Boosting Super Set

Ole Henriksen Glow Brightly Radiance-Boosting Super Set ($49 USD) — A set of age-defying essentials that delivers ultimate hydration, evens skin tone, and targets fine lines.

Ole Henriksen‚Äôs Truth Serum brightens, visibly firms, improves concealer wear, and reduces the look of fines lines and wrinkles over time. C-Rush delivers 24-hour hydration, while creating a smooth, radiant canvas for makeup. Banana Bright, inspired by “banana powder,” targets dark circles and helps improve concealer wear. Goodnight Glow, with bakuchiol‚ÄĒa natural retinol alternative‚ÄĒtargets major signs of aging and dark spots.

This set contains:
– 1 oz/ 30 mL Truth Serum
Р0.25 oz/ 7 mL Goodnight Glow Retin-ALT Sleeping Crème
Р0.25 oz/ 7 mL Banana Bright Eye Crème
Р0.5 oz/ 15 mL C-Rush Brightening Gel Crème

IGK Get Lit Kit

IGK Get Lit Kit ($29 USD) — A limited-edition trio of IGK hair care bestsellers to cleanse, refresh, and hydrate on the go.

This limited-edition set is everything you need to get and extend your perfect style. Wash with LOW KEY Cleansing Walnut Scalp Scrub to exfoliate away dirt, oil, and product buildup while apple cider vinegar clarifies and peppermint oil rebalances. Apply MISTRESS Hydrating Hair Balm to damp hair‚ÄĒthe coconut oil and shea butter formula will melt into hair for instant softness and frizz control. Extend your style with FIRST CLASS Charcoal Detox Dry Shampoo. It uses charcoal powders and seven percent active cleansing powders to give a deep, detoxifying clean that absorbs oils and eliminates odor.

This set contains:
– 6.3 oz/ 288 mL First Class Dry Shampoo
– 0.75 oz/ 22 mL Lowkey Cleansing Walnut Scrub
– 1.7 oz/ 50 mL Mistress Hydrating Hair Balm

So my first gift guide is done!  Stay tuned for more beauty and other exciting gift guides.

Do you love getting holiday gifts for others and yourself for the holidays?  Have you picked up any fun holiday sets?

Sephora VIB Appreciation Sale Mini Haul

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Hi all! I did a little haul during the recent Sephora VIB Appreciation sale.¬† I’m currently just an Insider (I usually shop at Ulta). I’m close to being a VIB, which will be nice for the next sale!

Here are the products I purchased.¬† There’s swatches at the end:

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Stila¬†Glitter On The Go Liquid Eye Shadow Set¬†($25) I’ve been wanting to try these for a while.¬†¬†The shades are:

Rose Gold Retro Рrose gold & silver                                                                                         Kitten Karma Рchampagne, silver & copper                                                                   Smoldering Satin Рdeep tan & silver

I think these are so pretty, but they are sooooo glittery.¬† I tried them on and they left glitter all over my face.¬† These definitely aren’t an every day product, so I have to firgure out where to wear them!

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BITE BEAUTY¬†French Press Lip Gloss¬†($18 USD) —¬†¬†This collection of lip glosses contains hydrating coffee butters and arabica cold press coffee oil, and has a sweet mocha flavor.

I have heard a lot about this and especially the shade I got, Flat White. I have fair/light skin, but this is still a bit light for me. And it has more coverage than I thought it would.¬† It’s not sheer.¬† But If I use it over a darker liner or lipstick, I think it will look nice.¬† And it does feel creamy on, not sticky.¬† So I’ll continue using it.

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This is the¬†Natasha Denona¬†Super Glow Highlighter ($38 USD) —¬†This super-soft, lightweight formula melts into the skin. It gives a glass-like strobing effect thanks to its high concentration of crushed and milled chroma crystals mixed with crushed pearls.

I have this in the fair shade, Icy Ivory.¬† It’s so gorgeous!¬† But, it’s not really an every day glow.¬† But I want to use it everyday because the glow looks healthy as well as booming!¬† So I like to brush a little translucent powder on top to tone it down. I kind of want this in¬†Light Medium¬†– nude champagne next.

Swatches:

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From left to right -Bite lip gloss in Flat White, Stila Glitter & Glow in Rose Gold Retro, Kitten Karma, Smoldering Satin, and Natasha Denona highlighter in Fair.

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I chose 3 freebies.¬† The¬†Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara¬†is so amazing.¬† I was going to buy a full-sized at the Ulta sale on Friday, but I didn’t make it to the store.¬† This is a decent little size, so I’ll take it.¬† I am looking forward to trying the Marc Jacobs Shameless primer and foundation.¬† I did’t choose the Rahua shampoo an condition, but I’ll use them.

Did you shop the latest Sephora sale? What did you pick up? I have been shopping the Ulta 21 Days of Beauty sale (and I’m not done yet).¬† I will be doing at least one post on that sale!

 

 

 

Holiday Gift Guide — Gorgeous Beauty Gifts

Still looking for that perfect beauty gift or stocking stuffer?  I have some great choices for all price ranges today.

I usually do a favorites post on Sundays, but instead I am featuring gorgeous makeup, body care and an amazing skincare set that will makeup perfect gifts for any beauty junkie you love:

The Meaningful Beauty Beyond Starter Kit

The Meaningful Beauty Beyond Starter Kit ($50 USD) — Keep your skin merry and bright this holiday season with Meaningful Beauty by Cindy Crawford. Infused with powerful antioxidants and anti-aging technology, The Meaningful Beauty Beyond Starter Kit includes a 4 step regimen that will keep you glowing all winter long while revealing a perfectly polished, radiant complexion. The kit includes:

Youth Activating Melon Serum harnesses the anti-aging power of Meaningful Beauty while leaving the skin looking and feeling younger with twice daily use.

Intensive Triple Exfoliating Treatment works hard to give you spa-at-home results with no down time. Simply use twice weekly in the shower to banish dull, rough texture, dirt and impurities and reveal more visibly smooth and supple skin.

Environmental Protecting Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is a multi-tasking moisturizer designed to visibly firm, plump and hydrate the skin and to reduce environmentally induced damage that can lead to the visible signs of premature aging.

Overnight Retinol Repairing Crème is an intensely hydrating overnight that helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and increases the look of visible firmness and impart a smooth overall texture.

Purchase at Ulta and Ulta.com

 

Merle Norman Holiday 2017

Merle Norman Lush Lips Gift Set ($36 USD) Prep lips for a kiss with Merle Norman’s nourishing Lip Revive and an assortment of lip color treats. Top-selling Lip Pencil Plus in Mocha and Tender Kiss are paired with Creamy Lipcolor in Gold Illusion. This new, innovative limited edition shade adds a shimmer to any lip color or can be worn alone for a light blush of shimmering color.

Merle Norman It‚Äôs In The Eyes Gift Set ($66 USD) — Make an entrance with Irresistible Eyes. This set features limited-edition Soft Touch Eye Pencil Duos in
Meteor/Bordeaux and Pacific/Lilac, a full retail-size Mascara Primer and the Fat Lash Mascara Black.

Merle Norman Blissful Body Butters Gift Set ($25 USD) — Soften and smooth skin all over with this ultra-rich set of body butters in 3 delectable flavors that smell like your favorite holiday desserts! Cocoa & Vanilla, Apple & Cinnamon, and Sugar Cookie make the perfect.

Available exclusively at Merle Norman Studios beginning November 1st

 

Sephora Collection Easy on the Eyes Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora Collection Easy on the Eyes Eyeshadow Palette ($36, on sale now for $25 USD) — This palette of 30 shades in not-quite nudes with matte and metallic finishes creates flattering looks that are anything but ordinary. Shades are grouped by tone and depth, making it easy to find a custom color just for you. Large matte pans are used as a base, while smaller pans offer subtle pops of color in matte and metallic finishes. Whether your look is natural or bold, fair or deep, you‚Äôll be sure to find color combinations that must have been made just for you.

Purchase at Sephora

Pixi Beauty Lid Lovelies Eye Shadow ($22 USD)¬† — A swish of these shadows illuminates eyes while adding depth & dimension. These 18 soft silky eye shades come in a natural mineral formula. Blend with a fluffy eye brush for a sheer natural looking effect.

Pixi Beauty Endless Silky Eye Pen Trio ($14 USD) — This limited edition kit includes some of our classic bestselling shades. Included is a limited edition colour exclusive to this kit in our bestselling award winning formula. Replace cap after use. Paraben Free

Purchase at http://www.pixibeauty.com

ybf Your Best Friend majestic matte lip collection

ybf Your Best Friend majestic matte lip collection ($28.80 USD) — A glorious girlfriend such as yourself deserves lips that can last while you‚Äôre taking names and conquering your dream! From all of us at ybf, we declare that all girlfriends near and far shall love their lips in our new majestic matte lip. Let your lips do the talking, girlfriend; they‚Äôll love the all-day stay! This new formula bonds to your lovely lippies the way girlfriends bond to each other. This lip is going to stay put through your morning (and afternoon!) coffee. That‚Äôs a matte-er of fact!

Colours:
peachy keen
proud pink
magnificent magenta
awe-inspiring apple

Available at http://www.ybfbeauty.com

Buxom Lips Off Leash

Buxom Lips Off Leash ($59 USD) — This 15-piece mix of lip plumpers includes shimmer-shine lip polishes and glassy-smooth lip creams for two different finishes. With lip-loving vitamins and richly pigmented color, this collection is formulated with a unique peptide and hyaluronic acid booster to help stimulate collagen, build volume, and plump look of lips without irritation.

This set contains:
– 7 x 0.07 oz/ 2 mL Lip Polish in Brooke, Clair, Sophia, Jasmine, Stacy, Jill, Kayla
– 8 x 0.07 oz/ 2 mL Lip Cream in Pink Champagne, Peach Dacquiri, Dolly, Mudslide, Berry Bramble, Wild Orchid, Cherry Flip, Sangria

Purchase at Sephora stores and Sephora.com

Sephora Puff & Shine Shimmery Body Powder

Sephora Puff & Shine Shimmery Body Powder ($13 USD) — This shimmering loose powder with subtle color is perfect for lighting up features. With a super-soft brush, it‚Äôs easy to apply to the body, face, and hair for a light sparkle that amps up any look for the holidays.

Purchase at sephora.com and Sephora stores

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Mini Sets ($9.99 USD) — Jazz up those tips and get jolly with the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure‚ĄĘ holiday collection of mini sets; quaint quartets of festive polishes in festive hues. The Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure‚ĄĘ offers 7 benefits in 1 bottle, allowing you to skip the salon, for a party ready manicure. The chip-resistant polish with Keratin features all of the elements you know and need: base coat, strengthener, growth treatment, salon color in chic shades, top coat, and gel shine finish. The Complete Salon Manicure mini sets are ideal for stocking stuffers and holiday gift exchanges- or just a treat for a bit of self-indulgence.
Sally Hansen Vitamin E Nail & Cuticle Oil in Peppermint and Vanilla Buttercream, ($6.99 each USD) — For a limited time only, Sally Hansen‚Äôs Vitamin E Nail & Cuticle Oils come in two delicious holiday scents. The oils are available in either tasty vanilla buttercream or refreshing peppermint. Indulge your senses with the creamy and merry aromas that celebrate the holiday spirit. Your cuticles and nails crave moisture and protection during the cold holiday season, so grab these Sally Hansen Vitamin E Nail & Cuticle Oils for the perfect stocking stuffer gift. Enriched with a natural essential oil complex with Vitamin E, its formula leaves skin and nails feeling hydrated, soft, and healthy while helping to protect nails.
Purchase at a mass market retailer near you.
What fabulous beauty gifts are you giving – or wanting – this year?

Holiday Gift Guide — Makeup Stocking Stuffers

I stuff a lot of stockings each year — my husband, three daughters, my oldest daughter’s boyfriend and one for the dog and one for the cats.¬† Whew, that’s a lot of stuff to buy!

So, I love great ideas for stocking stuffers.¬† I do give my daughters lots of fun little beauty gifts like the ones below.¬† There are different price ranges included, so I’m sure you’ll find something affordable and that will make someone smile:

Sephora Collection Lip Balm

Sephora Collection Lip Balm ($5 USD) –This lip balm is made with a nourishing, comfortable formula that gives lips a light tint. This product comes in pink or nude (shown above) shades in a Sephora customized emoji tin.

Purchase at Sephora

ybf beauty up all night mascara ($16 USD) .. curling & volumizing mascara is a water-resistant all-in-one mascara formula that builds & fortifies lashes – just what every girlfriend needs! Your starry eyes are the perfect frame!
ybf beauty smooth blending sticks ($17 USD each) –Tired of pinching your cheeks for a little coulour? Tired of blushes that give you clown cheeks? Don’t fret, angel – our new, multi-purpose blending sticks solve that problem. We all need some rouge in our lives – so pamper yourself & look lively, vibrant & glowing! Be fabYOUlous!¬† You will receive (1) 0.21 oz/ 6 g blending stick in choice of: playful peach, perfect pink, chic champagne (highlighter) or radiant rose.

No7 Glamourous Nudes Eye Light Palette Holiday 2017
No7 Glamorous Nudes Eye Light Palette ($14 USD) — Features 8 nude eyeshadow shades in a gold packaged compact, perfect to bring on-the-go and apply touch-ups during holiday parties.
Available at Walgreens and Walgreens.com.

Pop Beauty 24K Face Base ($16 USD) — This light diffusing primer blurs imperfections while hydrating and restoring the skin. Micronized gold pearls boost the skin‚Äôs radiance while creating a smooth, even toned, illuminated base for your makeup application. Prepare your skin for an all day glow. Paraben free. Not tested on animals

Pop Beauty Pout On Point Lip Liner ($6 USD each) — Keep your pout on point with this tri-tipped liner that nourishes and prevents feathering in a few easy strokes. Define your line and withstand time.

Pop Beauty Prismatic Pop Illuminating Powder ($12 USD each) — Beam up your favourite features & make your skin POP with prismatic perfection! This ultra light reflecting illuminator seamlessly blends onto the skin for an ethereal finish; creating a multifacete d, three dimensional, luminous glow. Paraben free. Not tested on animals

Available at http://www.popbeauty.com

GrandeLIPS Fast Lip Fix Set

GrandeLIPS Fast Lip Fix Set ($29 on sale now for $14.50) — This four-piece set features mini sizes of Original Clear, Barely There, Pale Rose, and Hot Fuschia shades‚ÄĒperfect for any time of the year. Infused with Volulip‚ĄĘ and hyaluronic acid, GrandeLIPS Hydrating Instant Lip Plumper instantly improves lip volume in three to five minutes‚ÄĒadding a pop of lip-boosting color while hydrating dry areas. It offers an array of shades, including its original clear color, and its clinically proven formula increases overall lip hydration, volume, softness, and firmness in just 30 days of usage when applied twice daily. It layers effortlessly with other lip products and soothes the lips without any burning or irritation.

Purchase atwww.grandecosmetics.com

VMV Hypoallergenics Vanity Pair
VMV Hypoallergenics Vanity Pair ($54 on sale now for $35) — This VMVanity Pair consists of our bestselling, beauty editor-fave LIP GLOSS and Glitz Lipstick. Two Glam. Two Fab. Two Perfect. Each box contains 1 lip gloss and 1 lipstick, in one of two combinations, Cherry Fudge + Tango and Big Red + Smack.
Do you have any great beauty stocking stuffer ideas?  Let me know!

NARSissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette

NARSissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette
Happy Cyber Monday!  Looking for an amazing new eye shadow palette?  NARS is introducing the new NARSissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette ($59 USD) today only on Sephora.com.
Wanted: more pigment, rich color, instant gratification. Enter the NARSissist
Wanted Eyeshadow Palette featuring an all-new formula that brings the richest
color payoff. This innovative powder suspends in a liquid binding system creating
intense, high-impact color. Introduced in 12 high-impact eyeshadows, the formula
ranges from buttery mattes, lustrous satins, coveted shimmers, and glittering metallic finishes. There’s more than one way to get more views. #NARSissist
Shades Include:
BIARRITZ, matte neutral cream
SATISFACTION, shimmering golden pink
DELIRIUM, metallic rose
TEMPTRESS, satin paprika
SEVEN HEAVEN, matte sand
SHADOW HILL, matte saddle
MENDOZA, shimmering pink copper
WICKED GAME, satin cranberry
SHOOTING STAR, sparkling champagne
LA LA, shimmering deep bronze
FALLEN STAR, shimmering antique bronze
COCONUT GROVE, matte deep brown
Available on November 27, 2017 for Cyber Monday (one day only) on Sephora.com
Available on November 29, 2017 at NARS boutiques and narscosmetics.com

Are you going to pick this up?¬† It’s spending, but it sure looks like it’s worth it!

Sephora Black Friday Mini Haul

I went to Sephora yesterday to check out the Black Friday sales!¬† I have to say that I am so lucky to receive lots of beauty products for review, but that means I don’t buy myself a lot of makeup.¬† So I decided to do a little bit of shopping!

I purchased:

Sephora Collection Colorful Cleanse and Treat, tarte Precious Picks Color Set and an item I’ve had my eye on, Huda Beauty Mauve Obsessions eye shadow palette.

This set was only $10 and it includes the Avocado Face Mask, Lavender Foot Mask and Coconut Micellar Milk.¬† I chose this set because I was out of micellar cleansing water and I love trying new masks!¬† I’m kind of really excited about the foot mask, I¬† didn’t even know Sephora made them!

The tarte Precious Picks set includes Color Splash Lipstick in Surf‚Äôs Up (mauve), Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Ornate (rosy coral) and Lights, Camera, Lashes‚ĄĘ 4-in-1 Mascara. This was only $10!

I love this mascara, that’s why I bought the set, to try it again.¬† It sort of holds up, but I think my Benefit Roller Lash and IT Cosmetics Superhero work better to lengthen my lashes.

I haven’t tried the lipstick before.¬† It’s pretty, but a bit dark for me.¬† When I blotted it though, it turned matte and stayed for hours!¬† And tarte’s blushes are always amazing and this is a gorgeous shade.¬† Here are swatches:

The blush is soft on, but can be built up to a pretty flush.  The lipstick is a nice fall color.

I’ve been wanting this since it came out.¬† I’ve been interested in Huda Beauty’s eye shadow palettes, but I can’t afford the¬†Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette which is what I really want.¬† I thought this would be a nice way to try the brand!

I purchased the Mauve Obessions, and now want the Warm Brown and the Smokey, I like this that much!¬† My favorites shades are the glitters, because I love a little sparkle!¬† The mattes are really pretty too and even though it’s such a little palette, it has enough shades for many complete eye looks.¬† I think for $27, this is a really great deal!¬† Here are swatches (sorry it’s blurry):

This is just one swipe each swatch.  You can see that the glitters are so gorgeous and can be used any day.  And I do think that this will be one of my go to daytime palettes, especially in the fall and winter.

Did you pick up any great makeup this weekend?

Sephora Holiday 2017 — Reach Out and Gift!

Sephora, the beauty mecca we all know and love, has a cool new campaign this holiday season.¬† It’s called Reach Out and Gift and it features their beauty experts, pictured above.¬† Here is more info:

Sephora’s holiday campaigns have always celebrated beauty, so this year is no different. Sephora knows the importance of developing a personal, emotional connection with, and understanding of, the unique one-of-a-kind loved ones of your gift list. With that in mind, Reach Out and Gift was created to celebrate how beauty unifies people of all different interests, and encourages them to build personal connections with one another, whether its people they know or don’t know.  

Sephora‚Äôs beauty experts help personalize beauty for our clients in stores every day, so it made sense for us to feature them in this campaign. Of the 1,000 consultants that applied to be a part of the campaign, 10 were chosen from all over the U.S. and Canada based on their definition of what unique beauty means to him or her, and their own personal take on beauty. With the help of Inez and Vinoodh, Sephora was able to embrace and brilliantly bring to life its first campaign with its Sephora family‚ÄĒits Cast Members!

Of the ten Cast Members that are included in the campaign, one is actually located right in Kansas City (where I live) at Sephora Town Center Plaza! Her name is Alley Cage and she is on the top row, 4th from the left in the photo.

Alley is a Senior Artist at the Sephora Town Center Plaza store in Kansas City, and has been with Sephora for 6 years. Alley also supports two other stores with training and continued education in artistry, as well as provides content for Sephora’s YouTube Channel.

Alley wanted to work at Sephora because it ‚Äúfelt like coming home.‚ÄĚ The first time she ever walked into a Sephora, she felt like she had found people that understood her ‚Äúhunger for self-expression,‚ÄĚ and that they ‚Äúwanted to make people feel beautiful and celebrated for what made them uniquely beautiful.‚ÄĚ Six years later, she feels the same holds true, ‚Äúit is a place that helps you empower yourself to feel beautiful from the inside out.‚ÄĚ

Alley applied for Sephora‚Äôs Reach Out and Gift campaign because she received a gift from Sephora that lent itself to a bigger idea ‚Äď Sephora is a place to inspire beauty. Her mom gifted her her first brush set when she was twelve and it changed her life, it inspired her love for makeup and passion for creating. ‚ÄúMakeup became my armor and outlet when I was growing up and those brushes were the key to creating. Sephora helped me to see the beauty within myself when I was a teenager recreating looks in my bedroom, but they have also helped me to see my own beauty as grow my own artistry and career.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúI can now see my own beauty when the makeup is rinsed off and that I bring a lot to the table by being just the way that I am. This campaign is a celebration of that very premise and of the beauty that lives in others. To be the face of that beautiful idea is the biggest privilege I could ask for.‚ÄĚ

Congrats to Alley and the other Cast Members who were chosen!

Plus, here are some amazing gift ideas from Sephora this season:

Sephora Favorites Glow For It

Sephora Favorites Glow For it ($40.00 USD) — Shine a light on beautiful skin with glow-getter creams, powders, and liquids‚ÄĒfor a subtle radiance, intense glow, or anything in between. This set includes seven deluxe everyday essentials.

Sephora Collection Show Me Off Brush Set

Sephora Collection Show Me Off Brush Set ($38 USD) — A five-piece full face brush set with unique glitter handles housed in a stand-up pouch.

Sephora Winter Flush Blush Palette

Sephora Winter Flush Blush Palette ($16 USD) — A universally flattering blush palette featuring eight gorgeous shades in matte and shimmer finishes.

Sephora Collection Multi Masking Mania Clay Mask Blockbuster Set

Sephora Collection Multi Masking Mania Clay Mask Blockbuster Set ($38 USD) — Can be used alone or for multi-masking to target different concerns on different areas of the face. The travel-friendly packaging offers easy and convenient use with up to five uses per package.

I know the Insider VIB sales are going on — are you picking up any goodies for yourself or as gifts?

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Last Minute Beauty Gift Ideas Part 2

I have so many great last-minute gift ideas that I had to make 2 posts!

If you are still looking for the perfect gift for the lady who likes beauty products, check out these great ideas:

butter LONDON Fire and Ice Double Take 2-Piece Sets
butter LONDON Fire and Ice Double Take 2-Piece Sets

butter LONDON Fire and Ice Double Take 2-Piece Sets ($24 USD) — Sparkle and shine this holiday season with butter LONDON‚Äôs Fire & Ice Double Take 2-Piece Sets. These lacquer duos will quickly add a spark to your fashion wardrobe with new, innovative overcoats designed to transform your lacquer for a festive look. Four completely new shades (Rebel Fox, Brass Monkey, Bluecoat, and Leccy) will have you heating up or looking cool at any holiday festivity.

Available at www.butterlondon.com and some butter LONDON products are available at Ulta stores.

Algenist The Anti-Wrinkle Collection
Algenist The Anti-Wrinkle Collection

Algenist The Anti-Wrinkle Collection ($52 USD) — This three-piece set provides everything you need to combat advanced signs of aging. Arm yourself with a full size Gentle Rejuvenating Cleanser, a deluxe size Complete Eye Renewal Balm and a half size Regenerative Anti-Aging Moisturizer.

Available at www.algenist.com, Sephora stores and www.sephora.com

Marc Jacobs Rollerball trio
Marc Jacobs Rollerball trio

Marc Jacobs Rollerball¬†trio ($39.00 USD) — Shower yourself in the fragrant florals¬†of Marc Jacobs with this set of easy-to-tote rollerballs. Daisy is a sparkling floral bouquet, spirited and fresh, wrapped in comfort and warmth. Daisy Eau So Fresh is the whimsical interpretation of the original Daisy fragrance. Its light, woody base infuses a subtle but sharp glimmer of musk for an unexpected twist of radiance. Dot bursts open with a bright and thrilling effervescence, harnessing the beautiful scent of jasmine at its heart.

The set includes:

1 0.33 oz Daisy Eau de Toilette Rollerball  1 0.33 oz Daisy Eau So Fresh Eau de Toilette Rollerball 1 0.33 oz Dot Eau de Parfum Rollerball

Available at Sephora stores and www.sephora.com

DOWNTOWN Calvin Klein
DOWNTOWN Calvin Klein

DOWNTOWN Calvin Klein ($89 3.4oz) — Daisy is fresh and feminine, with a playful innocence.¬† Radiant and enchanting, the fragrance has a sparkling floral bouquet¬† ‚Äď spirited and fresh, wrapped in comfort and warmth.¬† At the heart of Daisy is a floral with vintage edge: violet.¬† Sophisticated with a touch of whimsy, violet captures the eclectic, vintage flavor of Marc Jacobs‚Äô feminine, edgy designs.

Top: wild strawberry, violet leaves, ruby red grapefruit

Mid: gardenia, violet petals, jasmine petals

Base: musk-vanilla infusion, white woods 

Available at Sephora stores and www.sephora.com

 

Bottega Veneta Luxury Bath Collection
Bottega Veneta Luxury Bath Collection

Bottega¬†Veneta Luxury Bath Collection¬†— To mark the second anniversary of its signature scent, Bottega¬†Veneta created the Luxury Bath Collection. Designed to enhance and expand the sensual experience of this unique fragrance, the collection reflects an entirely new way to experience the scent, adding a new, intimate dimension to the refined world of Bottega Veneta. The elements of the new Luxury Bath Collection include a Luxury Body Scrub, a Luxury Body Oil, a Shimmery Body Powder with puff applicator, and a Luxury Hair Mist.

Softening Body Scrub             6.7 oz              $95

Shimmery Body Powder         3.5 oz              $70

Satin Body Oil                        3.4 oz              $60

Available at specialty stores and Bottega Veneta boutiques.

Radical Skincare Radical Starter Kit
Radical Skincare Radical Starter Kit

Radical Skincare Radical Starter Kit ($99 USD) — Power and performance: a set combining multiple benefits for your skin. Use the Age Defying Exfoliating pads to remove dead skin cells while infusing the skin with firming agents. Follow with Peptide Infused Antioxidant Serum‚ÄĒthere is no better shield against the free radicals responsible for skin aging than this multitasking, anti-wrinkle serum. When combined with Anti-Aging Restorative Moisture, this power duo delivers an anti-aging¬†one-two punch, gifted with active ingredients that have been shown to combat dark spots, even skintone, and increase hydration 60 percent in as little as two weeks. Finish with Eye Revive Cr√®me, another multitasking wonder that reduces the appearance of wrinkles, dark circles, and puffiness while firming and hydrating the sensitive eye area.

This set contains:
– 15 x Age-Defying Exfoliating Pads
– 0.5 oz Peptide Infused Antioxidant Serum
– 0.5 oz Anti-Aging Restorative Moisture
Р0.17 oz Eye Revive Crème

Available in Sephora Stores and http://www.sephora.com

Nuxe Prodigious Love From Paris Gift Set
Nuxe Prodigious Love From Paris Gift Set

Nuxe Prodigious Love From Paris Gift Set ($59 USD) — This set includes:

Prodigieux¬ģ Eye Contour ¬†0.5 oz

Huile Prodigieuse¬ģ Love from Paris Collector – Dry oil 1.7 oz

Cr√®me Prodigieuse¬ģ Moisturizing & Anti-Fatigue Care 1 oz

Available at us.nuxe.com.

Patricia Field Signature Kit Martine Girl
Patricia Field Signature Kit Martine Girl

Patricia Field Signature Kit¬†Martine Girl ($199 USD) — Celebrate the transformative power of fashion and beauty with our Patricia Field Signature Kit.

  • AIRbrush¬†Makeup System 2.0 with Patricia Field GelaSkin –¬†Martine Girl.
  • 1 AIRpod Foundation
  • 1 AIRpod Blush (Patricia Field recommends AIRpod Blush in Hot Pink)
  • 1 AIRpod¬†Highlighter¬†(Patricia Field recommends AIRpod Highlighter in Champagne)
  • 3 Pod Stand (Bonus item!)
  • Signature Clear Makeup Bag (Bonus item!)

PLUS, TEMPTU’s Care and Usage Guide, One-year Warranty, 45-day Money Back Guarantee, and Shade Match Guarantee

Available at www.temptu.com

 

Mobile Clean & Go MegaMicro
Mobile Clean & Go MegaMicro

Mobile Clean & Go MegaMicro ($8.99) — I realize that this may not be a beauty product (it is for your phone or tablet), but I really love it and think it is a great stocking stuffer!

MegaMicro‚ĄĘ features our exclusive Dual-Hybrid Technology offering two cleaning surfaces in one:

  • A textured side for easy removal of dirt, oils, fingerprints, water spots and sunscreen
  • An optical-grade microfiber side to polish your display to a crystal clear shine

The new¬†MegaMicro‚ĄĘ Microfiber Cleaning Cloth is perfect for cleaning larger displays, tablets, computer monitors, TV screens, and marine electronics. Available in Blue

Contents:

(1) MegaMicro‚ĄĘ Dual-Hyrbrid Microfiber Cloth (7″ x 7″ – 18cm x 18cm)

(1) Vinyl Carrying Case for portability

Available for immediate purchase through the online store at www.shop.mobilecleanandgo.com.

Enjoy and remember it is Free Shipping Day for a lot of companies.¬† So get your orders in if you’d like to get it online in time for Christmas.¬† Happy Holidays!