My Beauty Faves Week of March 30-April 5, 2015 Part 1

Spring sure is here now — and Easter is tomorrow!  We have been having alternating rainy and sunny days.  It is crazy, but it is Spring in Kansas City!

This week I am loving a hydrating hair mask, fragrant body wash, affordable moisturizer, fun spring scents and spring green makeup.

Aviva Keratin Renewal Masque
Aviva Keratin Renewal Masque

Aviva Keratin Renewal Masque ($39.95 USD, 7 oz) — Lost that lustrous feeling? Everyone’s hair can use a boost from time to time. Infused with keratin and essential nutrients, this reconstructive hair masque repairs damage and restores elasticity while protecting from the drying effects of UV rays. Aviva’s lightweight formula will leave hair noticeably more hydrated and healthy looking with a smooth and shiny finishSuitable for all hair types. Color and heat safe and it’s a UV Protectant, Paraben-free, Sodium Chloride-free

What I think:  This is a perfect product to make hair very soft!  My hair is dry after the cold winter and the masque helped hydrate and restore it.  I think it will also be good on frizzy hair that I get during the humid summer.  I like that it has natural ingredients, too!

Available at

Caress Forever Collection
Caress Forever Collection

Caress Forever Collection Body Wash — The Caress Forever Collection is the world’s first body wash with Fragrance Touch Technology. The breakthrough technology of Caress Fragrance Release Pearls™ releases bursts of perfume with every touch of your skin. The collection combines sensual floral notes to create a fine fragrance for up to 12 hours. The body wash comes in two fragrances, Love Forever and Adore Forever.

Love Forever

Top Note: Mandarin Orange and Peach                                                              Heart Note: Scarlet Red Rose, Peony and Freesia                                                 Base Note: Sandalwood and Vanilla Musk

Adore Forever

Top Note: Raspberry and Cassis                                                                        Heart Note: Angel Face Rose and Muguet                                                            Base Note: Amber, Honey and Vanilla

What I think: Both scents of these are so nice!  I think that Love Forever is a little sweeter and Adore Forever is a little sexier.  The only thing is that I don’t really smell the fragrance on my skin very long after my shower. Other than that, this is a fragrant body wash and it leaves my skin soft and moisturized!

Purchase at mass market retailers near you.



NO-AD Skin Care Prevent and Brighten — Body Lotion ($5.99 USD) and Lotion Spray ($6.99 USD)

  • Vitamin B3 (niacinamide) brightens, boosts hydration to reduce redness, minimizes dark spots, increases production of ceramides and fatty acids – key components of skin’s protective barrier
  • Vitamin C fights free radicals, helps smooth and firm skin
  • Vitamin E eases dryness, bolsters skin’s UV defense
  • Argan Oil helps diminish appearance of age spots; brightens
  • Sunflower Oil is a source of Vitamin E

NO-AD Skin Care Prevent and Repair – ($5.99 USD) and Lotion Spray ($6.99 USD)

  • Purified Watermelon extract with origins from the Kalahari Desert. Protects against inflammation/ irritation, providing a more even skin texture.
  • Aloe Vera acts as an anti-inflammatory
  • Vitamin A simulates cell growth for smoother skin
  • Vitamin B6 protects against free radicals
  • Vitamin C fights free radicals, helps smooth and firm skin
  • Vitamin D exerts protective, rejuvenating effect
  • Vitamin E eases dryness, bolsters skin’s UV defense

Fights free radicals, helps prevent and repair cell damage, helps reduce inflamation, boosts collagen production, gives skin firmness and strength while improving its natural barrier function.

What I think: Both of these lotions are extremely moisturizing without being greasy. My favorite is the spray lotion.  You spray it on and then smooth it into the skin.  It leaves my skin so soft. Plus, it is so affordable for such a quality product!

Available at select Wal-Mart stores,,, as well as food, drug, and mass market retailers.

Body Fantasies Signature Japanese Cherry Blossom Fragrance Body Spray
Body Fantasies Signature Japanese Cherry Blossom Fragrance Body Spray

Body Fantasies Signature Fragrance Body Spray ($6.99 USD) —  Flirty, feminine, floral or fruity – Body Fantasies line of Signature Fragrance Body Sprays has a scent for everyone this spring. All under $10, these delightful fragrances are great for day time, date night, a quick-pick-me-up, and are even great to stow in your gym bag for a quick post-workout spritz. Please see below for more information on scent offerings.

The scents I have tried are Japanese Cherry Blossom, Sweet Berry Fantasy, Vanilla, Pink Sweet Pea and Twilight Mist.

What I think:  These are so much fun to spritz on!  They are fun scents that can be layered together.  I like combining a sultry scent like the Vanilla or Twilight Mist with The Sweet Berry Fantasy or Pink Sweet Pea.

Available at WalMart and drugstores near you.

As it is finally getting green in Kansas City, I am loving green hues for eye makeup:

Add a pop of color to lids with VMV Hypoallergenics Two True Hues in Shaken & Stirred ($40 USD).  Infused with virgin coconut oil, these gorgeous green shades provide superior hydration to lids with serious staying power. Available at

Transform eyes with Maybelline New York Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24HR Cream Gel Shadow in Edgy Emerald ($7.99 USD). This long-lasting, creaseless cream-gel shadow will stay on all day.   Smooth onto lids for an instant dramatic eye that everyone will notice.  Purchase at mass market retailers.

Line lids with Rouge Bunny Rouge Feline Gaze Eye Kohl in Selene ($25 USD) for a smoldering eye look with intense color.  This creamy pencil liner glides smoothly over the lids and leaves a luxurious satin finish. Available at

What I think:  All three of these products stay on all day.  If you just want a pop of green, the eyeliner is perfect.  Or go for drama with one of the eye shadows!

What are you loving this week? Leave a comment and let me know.

Happy Easter!



My Beauty Faves Week of March 9-15, 2015

It has been so warm, dry and wonderful in Kansas City this week!  I have been wearing short sleeves and really need to paint my toenails!  But it is going to turn cold and rainy by the end of the week, boo!

So, I am trying to get my skin and hair ready for the spring, along with finding a new fragrance and foundation/skincare.

This week I have been loving a new unisex fragrance, a skincare foundation, a clarifying body cream and color-saving hair products!


EAU DE GAGA by Lady Gaga ($34 for 1.7 fl. oz.)– EAU DE GAGA is Lady Gaga’s first unisex fragrance.  It is built around a beautiful heart of white violet, an intoxicating flower that fuses female and male attractions.  The scent opens with an invigorating burst of sparkling lime to counterbalance the woody-floral intensity, and evolves into a sensual trail based on leather.

What I think:  I really like this unisex scent.  I think it is perfect for women who like a woodsier scent and it would smell great on any man.  Plus, it’s a fun thought to be able to share your fragrance with your guy!

Available at mass market retailers.

Algenist Repairing Tint & Radiance Moisturizer SPF 30
Algenist Repairing Tint & Radiance Moisturizer SPF 30

Algenist Repairing Tint & Radiance Moisturizer SPF 30 ($42 USD) — Algenist’s Repairing Tint & Radiance Moisturizer SPF 30 combines key microalgae ingredients to deliver great professional color and biotechnology skincare. Made for all skin types, this lightweight formula provides extraordinary skincare results as it reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, refines skin texture while smoothing and visibly restoring skin’s elasticity and suppleness. Algenist creates a bridge between color and skincare by carefully selecting ingredients that work together to provide sheer to medium coverage to visibly even out skin tone and blur imperfections instantly. Fine lines and wrinkles appear reduced and SPF 30 helps protects the skin from sun damage.

What I think: I’ve never tried a product like this.  It applies kind of like a CC cream as it has a thick texture and gives a medium coverage, but it is buildable for heavier coverage.  But, the cool thing about this cream is after a few days of use my skin looked so good! The redness and enlarged pores I have been dealing with have been greatly improved.

Available at, QVC,, Sephora,, Ulta and

VMV Hypoallergenics Illuminants + Face-Hand-Body Lotion
VMV Hypoallergenics Illuminants + Face-Hand-Body Lotion

VMV Hypoallergenics Illuminants + Face-Hand-Body Lotion  ($75 USD 6.3 fl. oz) — Has 2 tyrosinase inhibitors, 3 reparative antioxidants, therapy-enhancing + skin-renewing microdermabrasion. Helps clarify dark spots + patches, and clarifies dark spots/patches from aging, sun/light damage, melasma, photoallergies, inflammations (rashes, acne, insect bites) + other hyperpigmentations.

Gentle enough for use as an interim facial moisturizer when slowly increasing application frequency of Illuminants+ Creams. Restored, notably more radiant, tone-balanced skin from head to toe. Gives body skin a vibrant, even-toned glow. Brightens skin beautifully. Results in clearer, tone-balanced skin that looks younger, notably more vibrant + radiant due to lighter, healthier cells.

What I think:  I have been using this on my legs and arms to get them ready for spring and summer.  My skintone looks even after use and it smooth and glowy!

Available at

Aveda Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair ($29 3.4 fl. oz) — This daily leave-in treatment instantly repairs damaged hair, helps protect from heat styling and detangles to help prevent further damage.

Aveda Brilliant Spray On Shine ($28 3.4 fl. oz.) — Provides a sheer mist of pure shine and vitamin E to finished hair styles. Also helps eliminate flyaways. For all hair types.

Aveda Color Conserve Daily Color Protect ($24 3.4 fl. oz) — This 93% naturally derived leave-in treatment triple-protects your hair color with the powerfully effective,botanically-based color conserve complex.

What I think — all three of these products smell amazing!  Both of the leave-ins are moisturizing without weighing my hair down.  And I am loving the spray on shine!  A little gives a nice sheen to the hair!

Available at



Black Friday and Cyber Monday Natural Skincare Deals — Indie Lee, Yes To, Sibu Beauty, VMV Hypoallergenics and Miyu Beauty

I have more fab Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals to announce!  Fortunately, there are so many great deals to choose from!

Below are some wonderful natural skincare to try at greatly reduced prices. Enjoy!

Indie Lee


  • Shoppers who make a $65+ purchase on – from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday – will receive a sample size trio including the CoQ-10 Toner, Squalane Facial Oil and Lavender Chamomile Moisturizing Oil as a special gift with purchase
  • On Cyber Monday (Monday, December 1, 2014), all of Indie Lee’s all-natural body products will be 25% off – including the must-have moisturizing body oils and body lotions, as well as the Hydrating Body Balm and Lemongrass Citrus Body Wash.

o   How To Get It: Shop online at ( and enter “CYBERINDIE” at checkout.

Yes To


  • Black Friday 3-day event: 40% off Friday and 35% off Saturday + Sunday
  • Cyber Monday:  Gift with purchases for any orders of $35 (GWP includes Yes to Grapefruit Facial Scrub, Yes to Grapefruit Wipes (2 pack), Yes to Carrots Anti Frizz Serum or Yes to Carrots Hand Cream)
  • Starting Tuesday (December 2, 2014), Yes to will be offering free shipping on all online orders

***All offers are for purchases made on

Sibu Beauty

Sibu Beauty, a line of premium skincare products and supplements made from the Himaylayan sea buckthorn berry, is offering 60% off all of their entire line and free shipping on orders over $50 after the discount. Known as the “beauty berry” across Europe and Asia, sea buckthorn contains over 190 bioactive compounds that restore, revitalize, and protect youthful beauty – from the inside-out AND outside-in. Use code: SIBU60. Nov. 28 – Dec. 1.

VMV Hypoallergenics

VMV Hypoallergenics, the gold standard in hypoallergenic skincare, will be offering 20% off several of their skin care lines including Essence, Red Better, Illuminants+, Re-Everything, Id, SuperSkin and Grandma Minnie lines and 50% off of their Skintelligent Beauty Line.  VMV’s Holiday Kits – All Ye Merry Gentlemen, Creams de la Crème, VMVery Favorite Things – will also be available. Even better, VMV will be offering free shipping from November 27th to December 1st. Guests spending $100+ will received a branded VMVerdant canvas tote.  Available at


Miyu Beauty — For 4 days only, buy one 80ml beauty essence and get the 2nd one FREE! Simply enter promo code: MIYUblackfriday at checkout.
*Offer applies to 80ml essences only. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Promo starts 8:00am EST, Nov 28, 2014 and expires 11:59pm EST, Dec 1, 2014

Product Round-Up — My Fave Beauty Things Week of August 18th!

It was so hot in Kansas City this week!  I didn’t even want to go outside, but as a busy woman, I had errands to run.  At least my makeup stayed put!

This week, I have been loving waterproof eye liners and mascara, a new powder foundation, a fresh body scrub, a cute new headband, and a rich body lotion.

Visual Eyes Liquid Eyeliner ($19 USD) — Tears are inevitable, but liner dripping down your face isn’t. Eyeko Visual Eyes is a waterproof liquid eyeliner that creates everything from a thin kitten eye to a sultry, sexy wing. Plus, you can play up your eye color with ebony, mocha and marine shades!
Sport Mascara ($$24 USD) — Who says dancing isn’t a sport? Eyeko’s newest mascara can withstand the test of time, tears and sweat with its triple coating gel formulation. Designed to prevent smudging, flaking, and running, this fiber based mascara is creates lashes that look long, plush and beautiful for up to 12 hours!
What I think:  I am so impressed with both of these products! The liners work very well, and it’s easy to get a thick line and cat’s eye.  I especially love the mocha and marine liners.  They will be great for fall! The mascara is perfect for this hot weather, as it doesn’t run or smear after dry.
VMV Hypoallergenics Illuminants Brilliant Finish 25 Powder Foundation
VMV Hypoallergenics Illuminants Brilliant Finish 25 Powder Foundation
VMV Hypoallergenics Illuminants Brilliant Finish 25 Powder Foundation ($45 USD) — This brightening, protective powder-foundation for all skin types works as an SPF 25 physical barrier against skin-darkening light while masking subtle hyperpigmentations and other imperfections.  Smooth, light, and pore-friendly. Provides both a silky-sheer powder finish (applied dry), or a rich, creamy texture and flawlessly-full coverage (applied with wet sponge).
What I think: Right now, I have been using this in Chantilly (fair) dry as a light foundation.  It works great in the heat.  When it gets cooler, I will probably use it wet for more coverage.  It lasts all day and doesn’t stick in my pores. I also love the case that it comes in.
Available at www/
Laura Mercier Eau Fraiche Verbena Infusion Gel Body Scrub
Laura Mercier Eau Fraiche Verbena Infusion Gel Body Scrub

Laura Mercier Eau Fraiche Verbena Infusion Gel Body Scrub ($40 USD) — Refresh and revive with this invigorating gel cleanser that gently exfoliates while removing impurities without drying or stripping skin of its natural oils. A multi-vitamin complex soothes and nourishes skin while natural Coconut water drenches skin in moisture.  Skin is left soft, smooth and rejuvenated.

What I think: This smells fantastic!  So fresh!  I also love the gel consistency of this.  I have never tried a gel scrub and I like how gentle it is on my skin.

Available at

Mia Beauty Denim Bow Headband
Mia Beauty Denim Bow Headband

Mia Beauty Denim Bow Headband ($8 USD) — add a cute finishing touch to any hairstyle, from loose waves to a trendy topknot.

What I think: This bow is so cute!  I love the dark denim look. It is great to keep my hair off of my face and will be perfect for fall outfits!

Available at online via, CVS pharmacies, ULTA, Harmon/Bed Bath and Beyond and other retailers online and nationwide.

LaVanila Vanilla Grapefruit Body Butter
LaVanila Vanilla Grapefruit Body Butter

LaVanila Vanilla Grapefruit Body Butter ($19 USD) —  Instant Hydration. This velvety smooth body butter absorbs instantly for deeply hydrated, luxuriously soft skin. 100% pure Shea & Cocoa Butters blend with powerful antioxidants and essential oils for long-lasting hydration.

What I think: I have been enjoying the Vanilla Grapefruit body butter.  It has a crisp blend of sparkling grapefruit and the rich scent of vanilla softly scents skin.  And it is so moisturizing!

Available at

What products have you been loving this week!



Holiday Bath and Body Gift Guide Part 2

Holiday bath and body gift sets are the perfect gift for ladies who are hard to buy for.  I will be using some of these sets below as gifts for teachers, co-workers and relatives.

Receiving one of these gifts is lovely because it is such a treat to try new bath products.

Osmotics Spa Connoisseur Collection
Osmotics Spa Connoisseur Collection

Osmotics Spa Connoisseur Collection ($85 USD) — We all have that special woman in our lives who deserves only the best. For the holidays, give her the Osmotics Spa Connoisseur Collection. The gorgeous gift box is filled with luxuriously fragrant and soothing products, perfect for relaxing and feeling pampered.

  • MOISTURE LOCK Body Wash (4 OZ) – Treat her skin to the ultimate bathing experience! This sulfate free, moisturizing formula is perfect for all skin types and contains aloe vera, glycerin and soothing botanicals to gently cleanse and hydrate leaving skin silky smooth and soft.
  • SUGAR SCRUB Body Polish (5 OZ) – This fragrant concoction of natural sugar, exotic oils and skin pampering vitamins polishes to perfection, leaving even the driest skin, soft and silky smooth – perfect for relieving the skin from the effects of the dry winter air!
  • MOISTURE REPAIR Body Shimmer (4 OZ) – Enjoy glowing, smooth, beautiful skin with our luxurious body treatment. A combination of naturally fragrant oils, antioxidant vitamins and soothing botanicals moisturize, repair, and protect skin. A hint of shimmer erases imperfections and enhances skin tone to reveal a healthy, radiant glow.

Available at

Lisa Hoffman Beauty Japanese Agarwood
Lisa Hoffman Beauty Japanese Agarwood

Don’t sacrifice luxury for hydrated and healthy skin this winter. With Lisa Hoffman Beauty’s sumptuous collection of body products you can deeply hydrate skin while indulging in two of Lisa’s most popular scents, Japanese Agarwood and Madagascar Orchid. Perfect for treating yourself or gifting this holiday season, the Spa Bath & Body collection is a sublime way to wear fragrance your way! Body Lotion: This super lightweight formula absorbs instantly, leaving skin satiny smooth and bathed in an earthy, sophisticated fragrance. Price: $16-$34 Body Wash: Lightly fragranced with the essence of precious, rare woods, this renewing body wash leaves skin hydrated and refreshed. Price: $16-$28 Key Ingredients: Collagen-boosting Ginkgo Biloba leaf extract; Bamboo Leaf & Stem extract, abundant in antioxidants and vitamins; and skin softening Aloe Leaf juice.

Available at

VMV Hypoallergenics My VMVery Favorite Things
VMV Hypoallergenics My VMVery Favorite Things

VMV Hypoallergenics My VMVery Favorite Things ($35 USD) — a brown paper package tied up with string, full of your favorite VMV things! As smile-inducing as a box of chocolate samplers sans the calories.

Seven of their greatest hits, sized for on-the-“glow” portability. From basics to powerful protection, moisture to multi-tasking therapy, these popular pickings are guaranteed to keep those at the top of your list skin the pink of health all year long. The items included are:

Re-Everything Face-Hand-Body Lotion

Head-to-toe anti-aging glow! 30 mL (1 Fl Oz).

Id Sweat Acne and Overall Anti-bacterial Gel

Our multitasker: treats bumps, disinfects, keeps skin cool, fresh + matte. 50 mL (1.69 Fl Oz).

Armada Sport SPF 70

A wait-in-line-for-it fave for its skincredibly light feel + powerful protection. 15 g (0.53 Oz).

SuperSkin Care Creammmy Rich Intensive Moisture Milk for Dry Skin

A skinfully-rich, custardy cream for the most drying of times. 30 mL (1.01 Fl Oz).


Clinically-validated, USDA-certified organic virgin coconut oil. Almost too many benefits + uses to count! 50 mL (1.69 Fl Oz).

Grandma Minnie’s Mommycoddling All-Over Lotion

A sublimel head-to-toe favorite of babes of all ages. 75mL (2.5 Fl Oz).

Essence Skin-Saving Superwash Hair and Body Milk Shampoo

A uniquely-gentle, non-drying bath experience. Over 20 years of popularity. 50 mL (1.69 Fl. Oz).

Shu Uemura 6 Princess Cleansing Oil
Shu Uemura 6 Hearts Princess Cleansing Oil

Shu Uemura 6 Hearts Princess Cleansing Oil — Anti/Oxi skin refining anti-dullness cleansing oil 450ml The ever-popular anti-pollution cleansing oil comes in festive packaging designed by Takashi Murakami. When the spell is lifted, your skin will be enwrapped with imperial comfort.

Purchase at

L’Occitane Shea Embrace
L’Occitane Shea Embrace

L’Occitane Shea Embrace ($68 USD) — Since the 1980’s L’OCCITANE has created sustainable, fair trade partnerships with the Shea-producing women of Burkina Faso. For a gift that gives back, choose this luxurious body care set, infused with protective and nourishing Shea. The kit includes Shea Hand Cream, Shea Foot Cream, Shea Body Cream, Shea Soap Milk, and Shea Ultra Rich Shower Cream.

Where to Purchase:

H2O Plus All The Pretty Brights – Bath Basics Favorites
H2O Plus All The Pretty Brights – Bath Basics Favorites

H2O Plus Merry Raspberry Bath Basics Duo ($10 USD) — The perfect stocking stuffer, this bath duo doubles as a tree ornament and comes with a moisture-rich shower gel and body balm in an exotic Raspberry Guava scent for a sensory-awakening bath experience. The formula blends luscious berry and tropical guava essences with highly emollient shea butter to help heal and protect winter-ravaged skin.

Available at Ulta, &


Bath and Body Holiday Gift Guide

It’s holiday gift guide time!  I have been testing and enjoying some fabulous gift sets that I want to share with you.  Beauty sets are such wonderful ideas for holiday gifts.  Here are some of my favorite bath and body sets:

Liz Earle Botanical Body Treats

Liz Earl Botanical Body Treats ($31 USD) — This soothing botanical bodycare delivers daily radiance with a delicate, uplifting fragrance. Includes Sheer Gold Shimmer for a touch of seasonal magic when the occasion demands it.

This gift is presented in a gorgeous signature blue box with a festive purple sleeve.

Visit to learn more and purchase

VMV Hypoallergenics Yule Love the Bubbles Kit

VMV Hypoallergenics Yule Love the Bubbles Kit ($15.00 at starting November): Ideal for the jet-setter or the bath-time enthusiast, this creamy bath set features three of VMV’s gentlest, yet luxurious bath essentials (each in TSA-compliant sizes).  The set includes: Essence Skin-Saving Clark Wash Hair + Body “Big Softie” Shampoo – SLS, SLES and Allergen-Surfactant Free, this cleanser gently removes dirt without stripping hair and skin of their moisture. Essence Skin-Saving Conditioner – Rinses clean without leaving behind any dulling residue.  Hair is left with a renewed bounce while also preventing acne and rashes on the scalp, face and body. Essence Skin-Saving Clear + Clean Body Soap –Enriched with light, skin-friendly oils and glycerin, this gentle soap is ideal for all skin types and helps prevent body acne and skin imperfections.

Kai Travel Set

Kai Travel Set ($49 USD) — A reusable natural hemp bag filled with an assortment of Kai’s most alluring product combination, in travel-approved 2 oz. bottles: the recently released shampoo and conditioner, lavish body wash, luxurious bathing bubbles, soothing body lotion, and a vial of our perfume oil. Give the gift of relaxation to your special someone this holiday season with Kai’s travel-sized collection of products, all fragranced with Kai’s light and intoxicating blend of a gardenia top note wrapped in white exotics.

Purchase at

Gianna Rose The Monogram Collection

Gianna Rose The Monogram Collection ($22 Hand Wash, $11 Bar Soap), A personalized gift always makes a statement. Add a high-end touch to any kitchen or bath with a personalized bar soap or liquid hand wash. Infused with natural ingredients and scented with Green Tea and Bergamot, The Monogram Collection will make a sophisticated and thoughtful gift for anyone on your list.

Available letters: A, B, C, D, E, G, J, K, L, M, R & S

Available at

MyBody Pamper Me

MyBody Pamper Me ($80 USD) — Includes a probiotic shower gel + probiotic lotion for the perfect fragrant layering experience

  • formulated with body-compatible ingredients including immune-boosting probiotics
  • each luxurious formula creates an uplifting sensory experience
  • custom aromatic essences evoke feelings of well-being
  • available in Rose Chamomile, Revitalizing Citrys Coconut and Energizing Bergamot Lime.

Available exclusively through medical offices; go to to find a location near you.

Melvita Rose Gift Set

‘Tis the season of supremely soft and supple skin. This holiday, pamper your loved ones with lush, moisturizing formulas from Melvita, France’s number one, organic-certified beauty brand. Choose from two gorgeous gift sets, housed in decorative packaging featuring Ryan McGinley prints, which feature some of the most popular offerings from Melvita’s Rose skincare line. And for that someone special on your list, give the gift of a luscious, hydrated pout with the covetedHoney Lips gloss.

The Rose Gift Set ($45 USD) includes:

  • ·        Rose Nectar (40 ml): An ultra-lightweight, sheer cream enriched with essential fatty acids, Rose Nectar infuses cheeks with a rosy flush that lasts all day. Developed with rose floral water, rose hip oil and wild rose petal extract, this luxurious formula conditions and nourishes fragile, dehydrated skin.
  • ·        Rose Shower Gel (200 ml): Lather up with this sweet-smelling blend of rose seed milk, rosehip seed oil and rose floral water that softens and soothes skin. The gentle formula is enhanced with natural fragrances, and preserves the moisture balance of even the most delicate skin.
  • ·        Rose Hand Cream (30 ml): Formulated with castor oil to strengthen skin, this ultra-hydrating cream combines rose floral water, rose seed milk and wild rose petal extract to moisturize your hands and condition your cuticles for primped and pretty results.

Available and through leading online beauty retailers.

Enjoy your gift giving! I will be back in a day or two with other great gift ideas!

What beauty gifts are you giving this year?




Last Minute Skincare Gift Sets

Last minute skincare gifts aren’t difficult to find, but the ones below can keep you or a loved one’s skin glowing through the winter!

IO Beauty Moisture Concentrate ($32 USD) — Luxurious daily emulsion instantly hydrates to fortify skin’s optimum moisture balance. Visibly smoothes lines and wrinkles and works to restore elasticity and radiance.
To use: Massage onto cleansed skin, every morning and evening after Treatment Concentrate, smoothing over face and

FixMySkin Healing Balm Unscented 1% Hydrocortisone Value Pack ($25 USD) — This value pack contains a FixMySkin Healing body balm, a FixMySkin Healing face balm and a FixMySkin Healing lip balm formulated with 1% hydrocortisone and without fragrance. The balm provides relief for several common skin conditions such as dry skin, chronic chapped lips, psoriasis, eczema, insect bites, poison ivy, seborrheic dermatitis and allergic skin reactions to other products. The 1% hydrocortisone penetrates the skin to medically heal skin problems that other balms can’t, and the special formulation allows for a higher level of effectiveness compared with plain hydrocortisone cream. Simply rub the salve on the needed area 2-3 times daily to provide effective over-the-counter therapy for your skin.In this value pack, you’ll get 3 sizes that make it easy to carry in your purse, tote or bag. They’re also perfect for travel as each is less than 3 oz. To purchase, visit

Wei Eye Need a Holiday ($60 USD)  — Diminish the appearance of puffiness, dark circles and fine lines with a boost of Chinese ancient herbal remedies for beautiful well-rested eyes. After just 10-15 minutes, you will visibly see the appearance of puffiness disappear, and your eyes will look refreshed and brighter. Over time, the skin around the eyes is left smoother, brighter and younger looking. (Includes 0.5oz Mulberry Leaf 3-in-1 Eye Cream and 4 pack of Tibetan Chrysanthemum Correcting Eye Treatment Pads).  This holiday collection is available at SpaceNK stores nationwide and online at and

VMV Hypoallergenics Are You Glistening? ($31 USD)  — This kit contains three of their most popular “moo-sturizers” (they’re that rich and soothing) leave ruddy complexions to Santa, so you can jingle “belle” all winter long.

The whimsical gift box contains full-sizes of:

SuperSkin Care: Creammmy Rich Intensive Moisture Milk for Dry Skin. 120 mL (4 Fl Oz) — As gentle as it is loaded with rich lubricants, this deliciously sumptuous, creamy skin milk boasts extra-soothing emollients to effectively hydrate and soften even pathologically dry skin.

Know-It-Oil 125 mL (4.2 Fl Oz) — Clinically-validated, 100% USDA-certified organic virgin coconut oil. Cholesterol + trans fat-free. An incomparable moisturizer for face and body with fatty acids native to skin. This food-grade, organic skinutraceutical is a true “oil”-rounder — as great for skin on the outside as for skin (and cells, and heart, and overall health!) on the inside.

Armada Moisturizing, Protective Lip Balm SPF 60. 10 g (.35 Oz.) — Prevents lip darkening, burning, fine lines, and sun-related blisters. Ultra-rich lubricators soothe, and repair even very chapped lips from sun, heat, wind or cold. An absolute winter must-have. Purchase at