My Beauty Faves Week of March 2-8, 2015

It has been so warm in Kansas City the last couple of days that it feels like Spring!  My skin is still trying to get over the cold and it is so dry!  So I am still loving products that moisturize and get me ready for the longer days ahead! My faves this week include a hydrating facial mask, a velvety eye cream, floss picks that whiten, affordable luxury makeup brushes and a cool light-up lip gloss!

Hada Labo Tokyo Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial Mask
Hada Labo Tokyo Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial Mask

Hada Labo Tokyo Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial Mask ($14.99 USD) — This sheet mask is the perfect option for a spa treatment at home.  In 10 minutes this mask delivers an immediate boost of hydration using Hyaluronic Acid to keep skin looking smooth and restored. The box included 4 masks! What I think: This hydrating sheet mask is so easy to use.  I just apply it to clean skin and 10 minutes later, I have super soft skin!  And it doesn’t irritate my super sensitive skin! Available at http://www.ulta.com

Transformative Eye Crème
Transformative Eye Crème

Volante Transformative Eye Crème ($85 USD) — Supple, lightweight and luxurious, this crème was specifically designed for the delicate eye area. The crème is infused with a new peptide that’s clinically proven to help reduce dark circles, and special light diffusers visibly reduce the appearance of crow’s feet. Independent clinical tests showed that 90% of women reported their eyes instantly felt more refreshed, with more than 80% of women reporting that their eyes looked and felt healthier with fewer lines after four weeks of use. With a blend of 7 VITAE, this crème will leave your skin smooth, refreshed and younger-looking. What I think: This is such a luxe eye cream — it instantly smoothes my skin and it helps me look wide awake, even when I’m not!  It is very lightweight and absorbs quickly. Available at www.VolanteSkincare.com

DenTek Fresh & White Silky Whitening Floss Picks
DenTek Fresh & White Silky Whitening Floss Picks

DenTek Fresh & White Silky Whitening Floss Picks ($2.47 USD for 75) — The FIRST and ONLY floss picks on the market that provide advanced whitening with micro-crystals, to polish away food and plaque and promote a whiter, brighter smile! They feature Gentle Silk Floss for easy cleaning between tight teeth and have a built-in tongue cleaner to keep breath fresh.

What I think:  These are so good for cleaning in between all teeth (even my recent crown).  They also really freshen my breath. Plus, they are very affordable! DenTek has a wide range of oral hygiene products such as Floss Picks + Travel Case ($1.50 for 2ct) and DenTek Interdental Cleaners ($4.49).

Available at Walmart stores.

Makeup Academy Pro Brushes
Makeup Academy Pro Brushes

Makeup Academy’s premium brush collection, the perfect accessories to create flawless makeup looks easily and affordably! Innovatively designed with a mix of natural and synthetic fibers for use across face, eyes and lips, the 15 brushes feature precision-cut heads and sleek, gunmetal finishes and are now What I think:  I love these brushes!  They are very luxe and affordable! I have tried the Pro BB/CC Cream Brush ($18), which diffuses cream over the skin to create a feather-light,  no-makeup finish, the Pro Smudger/Detailer Brush ($8) with a dome shape ideal for blending out a dark smoky eye, and the Pro Point Liner Brush ($10) is uniquely shaped to achieve a precise cat-eye, without hands or fingers getting in the way. Available exclusively at CVS/pharmacy and http://www.cvs.com/muapro

Gerard Cosmetics Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Gloss Sugar Mama
Gerard Cosmetics Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Gloss Sugar Mama

Gerard Cosmetics Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Gloss Sugar Mama ($24 USD) — A deliciously pale pink gloss that will be an essential for all of our girly girls out there. Wear it alone or top your favorite nude lipstick to create the perfect wash of color. A deliciously pale pink gloss that will be an essential for all of our girly girls out there. Wear it alone or top your favorite nude lipstick to create the perfect wash of color. What I think: This color is so pretty and soft, perfect for natural day looks or at night with a dramatic eye.  And the lid of the gloss has a mirror and it lights up when opened — so fun! Available at http://www.gerardcosmetics.com What are you loving this week?

Last Minute Beauty Stocking Stuffers

Still stuffing stockings?  I am!  I have compiled a list of great stocking stuffers for the beauty conscious lady — and man — in your life! Pick your fave one, two or three and gift beautifully!

jane iredale Eye Shere Liquid Eye Shadow
jane iredale Eye Shere Liquid Eye Shadow

jane iredale Eye Shere Liquid Eye Shadow ($17 each) — For a festive stocking stuffer, try the smooth and luxurious Eye Shere Liquid Eye Shadow available in two new Limited Edition shimmering shades: Opal Silk, a shimmery opalescent white and Gold Silk, a shimmery sheer gold. This quick-drying liquid eye shadow has a smooth and luxurious formula that will not crease or smear, and helps to camouflage shadows and veins on the eyelid. The new shades can be used alone, beneath powder eye shadow for added intensity, for over powder eye shadow for a high shimmer effect.

These are so pretty!  They are shimmery, but very wearable.  I wore the gold one all over my eyelid today and it was a sheer wash of color. LOVE!

Available at http://www.janeiredale.com

L'Occitane Shea Butter Travel Treats
L’Occitane Shea Butter Travel Treats

L’Occitane Shea Butter Travel Treats ($24, on sale on the website for $20) — A nourishing set of Shea Butter hand and foot cream – a nice surprise to hang on the tree.

My favorite hand cream and a foot cream, too?!  Awesome gift!

Available at http://www.usa.loccitane.com and fine beauty stores

VOLANTÉ Transformative Eye Crème
VOLANTÉ Transformative Eye Crème

VOLANTÉ Transformative Eye Crème ($85) — The endless holiday nights and late last-minute gift shopping never looked so good with this feather-light crème infused with peptides, clinically proven to help reduce dark circles.  Powered by the 7 VITAE Complex, this crème improves the tone, texture and brightness of the skin around the eye.

This is a great luxury cream for someone special, or for yourself!  Available at volanteskincare.com.

Burt's Bees Natural Skin Care for Men Deodorant
Burt’s Bees Natural Skin Care for Men Deodorant

Burt’s Bees Natural Skin Care for Men Deodorant ($8 USD) — Go ahead and strut your stuff. Made from an odor-fighting botanical, our powerful natural deodorant harnesses energizing Citrus Oils, woodsy Cyprus and Warm Fir to keep you smelling and feeling your best. Bring on the day.

My husband’s stocking is always the hardest one for me.  He is going to love this deodorant, it smells fantastic!  And the line also includes bar soap, body wash, shave cream and aftershave, and a nice gift set, too!

Available at http://www.burtsbees.com and mass market retailers near you.

Beauticontrol Moisturizing Body Bar - Juicy Pear
Beauticontrol Moisturizing Body Bar – Juicy Pear

Moisturizing Body Bar Juicy Pear ($10 or $26 for all three) — A trio of tantalizingly scented body bars are perfect for all skin types. They luxuriously wash away dirt, oil and dead skin cells, leaving skin refreshed and soft. Available in three delicious scents: Exotic Beaches, Juicy Pear and Verbena Blossom.

These smell fantastic and make great gifts for moms and sisters (and friends, etc…)

Available at http://www.beauticontrol.com

Smashbox Be Legendary Lip Gloss
Smashbox Be Legendary Lip Gloss

Smashbox Be Legendary Lip Gloss ($20 USD) — Inspired by photo gels found on set, Smashbox created this glassy gloss with a clear, hydrating base free of traditional heavy binders for a non-sticky finish. Then they infused the formula slowly with vibrant pigments using a careful mixing process for an ultra refined pigmentation in which all of the gloss ingredients are perfectly dispersed. The result is a superlight, comfortable blend that you can hardly feel, but that still leaves a bold wash of gorgeous color—just like a photo gel.

Gorgeous gloss in an array of colors for every lady!

Available at http://www.smashbox.com and luxe beauty stores nationwide.