Show Your Support With BCA Month Beauty Products!

It’s October! You know what that means…pink!  October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.

So many great brands donate portions of their proceeds from some of their most popular products to breast cancer research — and many of them are pink or have the sweet pink ribbon added to show their support.

Below are some great ideas to give to breast cancer research and to get something awesome for yourself!

Temptu Pink Power Deluxe Kit
Temptu Pink Power Deluxe Kit

Temptu Pink Power Deluxe Kit ($235 USD) — The PINK POWER campaign supports National Breast Cancer Foundation’s mission of helping women now. Providing help and inspiring hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education, and support services.  Each item purchased from the PINK POWER campaign will arrive with a brochure provided by the National Breast Cancer Association sharing vital information on early detection, and how you can get involved in the mission to end breast cancer.

Kit Includes:

• Pink 2.0 AIRbrush Makeup System

• AIRpod Foundation (choose color)

• AIRpod Highlighter in Pink Pearl

• AIRpod Blush in Peony Pink

As part of the PINK POWER Campaign, TEMPTU will launch #MYPINKPLAN, a social media campaign in conjunction with top beauty personalities Promise Phan and Kacey Laine, who both have stories to share to lend their support to Breast Cancer Awareness and educate on early detection. #MYPINKPLAN allows consumers to participate in the dialogue and become part of the community of support and shared conversations.

Available at http://www.temptu.com

China Glaze Celebrate Courage
China Glaze Celebrate Courage

This month, China Glaze honors the strength of all women affected by breast cancer with the new Celebrate Courage collection.  Inspired by the women who gracefully fight everyday and those that support them in their battle, the six-piece collection features three new matte crèmes and re-promotes of three classic bright pink shades.

The shades are:

Carpe Diem — Matte pale pink
Sheer Bliss — Matte nude with pink shimmer
Life Is Beautiful — Matte baby pink
Rich & Famous — Hot pink crème
Strawberry Fields — Strawberry pink with gold shimmer
Make An Entrance — Raspberry pink crème

Learn more at http://www.chinaglaze.com and available at a beauty salon or supply store near you.

Pink Flower and Coral Rope Necklace
Pink Flower and Coral Rope Necklace
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, the fashion jewelry site SterlingForever.com is donating 25% of proceeds on the following pink accessories to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Above is the Pink Flower & Coral Rope Necklace ($39 USD).  It’s a really pretty statement piece.  The are many different pieces available, including more delicate jewelry.
Shiseido Lacquer Rouge in Dollface
Shiseido Lacquer Rouge in Dollface

Shiseido Lacquer Rouge in Dollface ($25 USD) — For the eighth consecutive year, Shiseido Cosmetics America will partner with Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) to support their philanthropic arm, Cancer and Careers. By donating $5 for every Lacquer Rouge in Dollface (PK430) sold in stores and online throughout the month of October, Shiseido will give back to the non-profit organization dedicated to supporting working people living with cancer.

Created by Artistic Director Dick Page, Shiseido’s bright pink Lacquer Rouge in Dollface (PK430) is a rich liquid lip color that delivers lacquer-like shine in just one coat. Inspired by Japanese lacquer artistry, this 9,000-year old technique delivers exceptional lustrous shine and an almost wet-looking finish to a wide variety of pieces, called “lacquerware.”

Purchase at www.shiseido.com.

Palmers BCA
Palmers BCA

Palmers is be going “pink” once again for National Breast Cancer Awareness month: donating 15 percent of the sales price (with a minimum donation of $100,000) from specially-marked bottles of its core Cocoa Butter Formula products to Susan G. Komen® beginning October 2014 through June 2015.

From left to right:

Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Lotion for Stretch Marks ($6.58)

Cocoa Butter Formula Lotion ($5 for 8.5 fl. oz. bottle)

Cocoa Butter Formula Swivel Stick ($3.46)

Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil ($10.58)

Available at mass market retailers near you.

Have you purchased any product to help with Breast Cancer Awareness?  Do share!

 

 

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’s 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  – 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’ 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—there 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 Crème, 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
– 0.17 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® Eye Contour  0.5 oz

Huile Prodigieuse® Love from Paris Collector – Dry oil 1.7 oz

Crème Prodigieuse® 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™ 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™ Microfiber Cleaning Cloth is perfect for cleaning larger displays, tablets, computer monitors, TV screens, and marine electronics. Available in Blue

Contents:

(1) MegaMicro™ 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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Luxe Beauty Gift Ideas

There are so many fab holiday beauty gifts this year!  Some are more expensive than others, and when you do want to splurge, there are some great brands to choose from.

I have been sent the following wonderful products to test and I highly recommend them for gifts — there is even a great kit for the man in your life!

The Wrinkle Prevention Pillow

The Wrinkle Prevention Pillow ($99 USD) combines the comfort of sleeping on a luxurious memory foam pillow  AND is ergonomically designed to be extremely comfortable. The pillow  lifts and cradles your face so you do not develop permanent sleep lines and wrinkles on your face, neck and chest while you sleep.

I have been testing this pillow for a couple of weeks and am loving it.  It is very comfortable and I love the satin pillow case that comes with it. The only downside is that it has a fairly strong synthetic smell to it.  But it seems to be fading over time.

Available at www.wrinklepreventionpillow.com.

emptu Patricia Field Signature Kit

Temptu Patricia Field Signature Kit ($199 USD) — Celebrate the transformative power of fashion and beauty with our Patricia Field Signature Kit. The kit is fully customizable, you can choose all of your own shades for foundation, blush and highlighter.  The kit includes:

  • AIRbrush Makeup System 2.0 with your choice of Patricia Field GelaSkin, Martine Girl or Lips on Fire.
  • 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.

I have been testing a Temptu and I am loving the coverage I get.  It took me a few times to get the hang of it, but I can now do my whole face and it looks smooth and even and as if I don’t have any makeup on at all!  This would be a fabulous gift for the makeup lover in your life!

Available at www.temptu.com.

Tarte the Tarte of Gving Collector's Set & Travel Bag

Tarte the Tarte of Giving Collector’s Set and Travel Bag ($59 USD) — Make your own holiday memories with this chic travel bag overflowing with all your must-have beauty essentials. Inspired by the Tarte family and their favorite gifts over the years, this exclusive, rich collection features a host of limited-edition shades that are reminiscent of holidays past, as well as some of the bestselling and most iconic Tarte products. The set includes everything needed to create endless looks and timeless memories.

This set contains:
– 20 x .07 oz Limited-Edition Amazonian Clay Eye Shadows
– 8 x .059 oz Deluxe Maracuja Lipglosses
– 0.23 oz Deluxe Pure Maracuja Oil
– 0.08 oz Deluxe Maracuja C-Brighter™ Eye Treatment
– 0.05 oz Deluxe Limited-Edition Amazonian 12-Hour Clay Blush in Memorable
– 0.17 oz Deluxe Cheek Stain in Flush
– 0.16 oz Deluxe Lights, Camera, Lashes™ 4-In-1 Mascara
– Travel Makeup Bag

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Phthalates

Amazonian clay facilitates better, longer, truer wear. Maracuja oil is rich in essential fatty acids and vitamin C to support firmer, brighter, smoother skin. Vitamin E acts as a natural preservative, an anti-inflammatory emollient, and an antioxidant. Mineral pigments are known to soothe and soften skin. Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-In-1 Mascara increases lash volume by up to 330 percent.

Available at www.sephora.com and Sephora stores.

Ellis Faas Hot Lips

Ellis Faas Hot Lips ($35 USD) — Hot Lips is Ellis’ latest revolutionary texture for the lips. Because it’s absolutely packed with pigment, you’ll only need a tiny bit of the non-greasy Hot Lips to add vibrant colour. Hot Lips are extremely long wearing, without the risk of drying out your lips. A little goes a very long way!

All Ellis Lips products are suitable for every skin tone, age and style. Paraben-free. Non-sticky. Available in 9 bright shades. No animal testing.

Purchase at www.ellisfaas.com.

Paul and Joe Beaute Limited Edition Eye & Cheek Color Set

Limited Edition Eye & Cheek Color Set ($65) — Naughty or nice? You decide this holiday season, with new Limited Edition Eye & Cheek Color Sets from Paul & Joe! Each set comes in a precious cat-print pouch complete with a warm, wintery eye color duo, an eye gloss for a touch of holiday.

Sugar & Spice 001 (not shown) – rich, spicy tones create a sultry feminine look that will have you glowing all season long.

Gingerbread 002 (above) – sugary sweet shades make for a wintery look that’s deliciously pretty with just a kiss of color.

Paul & Joe Products are available at www.Dermstore.com.

Lolita Lempicka’s Unlock the Mystery Collection

Lolita Lempicka’s Unlock the Mystery Collection ($100 USD) — Lolita Lempicka’s Unlock the Mystery Collection is the perfect gift for someone you love this holiday season, The set includes a jasmine, ylang-ylang, neroli, sandalwood, and coco scented 80ml Eau de Parfum, 50ml Body Lotion, and Jewelry Cuff designed by the Lolita Lempicka family.

Available at www.neimanmarcus.com.

Sensai ULTIMATE Holiday Gift Set

Sensai ULTIMATE Holiday Gift Set ($740 USD) — Sensai’s unmatched product line, ULTIMATE, is truly the ULTIMATE gift for any beauty connoisseur. Included is a Full-Size Ultimate Cream, Travel-Size Ultimate Lotion and Travel-Size Ultimate Emulsion. Allow your loved one to take on the luster and refinement of premium silk.

Where to Purchase: http://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/ and http://www.neimanmarcus.com/

L’Occitane Men’s Luxury Set

L’Occitane Men’s Luxury Set

L’Occitane Men’s Luxury Set ($155 USD) — Prep him for every holiday occasion with this luxury men’s grooming set. The fine collection features Cade Rich Shaving Cream, Cade Shaving Brush Plisson, Cade Razor Plisson, and Cade After Shave Balm. This holiday season, L’OCCITANE has joined forces with the famous Plisson brand, which has been creating shaving accessories since 1808. In keeping with the tradition of master barbers, they promise an experience that will satisfy even the most demanding of men.

Where to Purchase: usa.loccitane.com.

Enjoy!