Holiday Gift Guide 2018 — Beauty Gifts Sets

Hi all!  I’m back with more gorgeous holiday gift ideas! Today I am focusing on sets of items that you can try out or give to a beauty fan!

Below is a variety of holiday gift sets from fragrance, to skincare to bath and body and nails:

LAVANILA Holiday Rollerball trio
LAVANILA Holiday Rollerball trio

LAVANILA The Healthy Fragrance Rollerball Trio: Find your favorite with this trio of hand-crafted, roller-ball fragrances. Each exquisite scent infuses organic sugar cane alcohol with a beautiful blend of pure essential oils for a luxurious experience that is gentle on sensitive skin. Wear individually or layer for a signature scent. Set includes 3 x 5ml roller-ball fragrances $20 ($45 value)

  • Vanilla Coconut — Paradise Found: Creamy coconut, Tahitian tiare flower and Madagascar vanilla.

  • Pure Vanilla — The Perfect Vanilla: Warm Madagascar vanilla, sheer freesia and creamy tonka bean.

  • Vanilla Grapefruit — Sparkling Citrus: Juicy pink grapefruit, fresh lime, cedar wood and Madagascar vanilla.

 

 

Zoella Beauty Cosmos Fragrance Collection ($16.50 USD) — Discover a scent that’s out of this world with the Zoella Cosmos Fragrance Collection. Cosmos features crisp, uplifting notes of mint blended with delicious red fruits to create a very special limited edition fragrance and body lotion. This set includes:

  • Cosmos Fragrance (1.5 oz)
  • Cosmos Lotion (4.4 oz)

Zoella Beauty Scents of Wonder Rollerball Trio ($12.95 USD) — Discover these fragranced wonders in the Zoella Scents of Wonder Rollerball Trio. This trio of rollerballs are the perfect partners for your handbag. This trio includes:

  • Sweet Inspiration Rollerball (0.3 oz)
  • Gelat’eau Rollerball (0.3 oz)
  • Botanic’eau Rollerball (0.3 oz)

Purchase at Ulta.com

Morgan Taylor Lacquer has come out with the Forever Fabulous Marilyn Monroe” Holiday/Winter 2018 Collection.  The collection is beautiful!  You can purchase 16 new individual shades of polish inspired by Marilyn Monroe, or there are some fun bundles like the ones above.

REACT TRIO WITH BAG — Includes 15ml bottles of REACT Base Coat, REACT Top Coat,
Wish Upon A Starlet polish, and a Marilyn Monroe makup bag

CLASSIC MINI 4 PACK — Includes 5ml bottles of She’s A Natural, Hollywood’s Sweetheart,
A Kiss From Marilyn, and The Camera Loves Me.

You can find a salon to purchase at http://www.morgantaylorlacquer.com and some of the sets are available at Ulta.com.

Colorescience Sunforgettable Holiday Duo
Colorescience Sunforgettable Holiday Duo

Colorescience Sunforgettable Holiday Duo ($45 USD) — This holiday duo features our Mini Colorescience® Sunforgettable® Total Protection Brush-On Shield SPF 50 and Mini Lip Shine SPF 35, in an exclusive scarlet shade.

ONEOSEVEN Gift Set
ONEOSEVEN Gift Set

ONEOSEVEN Gift Set ($79  USD) — A limited edition gift set containing the brand’s newly launched 107 line containing all the essentials for glowing, refreshed skin. Rose Vinegar Water can be used as a makeup setting spray or as a midday refresher that calms and hydrates. An Oil-in-Gel Cleanser with a dual action formula containing Jojoba Seed Oil in a gel base that emulsifies with water to provide a gentle yet deep clean. And finally, an illuminator with 14 different natural oils and amino acids to provide a healthy, soft luminous glow. Plus, all products come in a complimentary branded tote bag!

Purchase at GothamGrove.com

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Do you buy beauty gifts? I give beauty products to my friends and family, and I have a stockpile for them, but it’s fun to buy these amazing sets!

 

 

 

Celebrate National Fragrance Day With Zoella Beauty!

It’s National Fragrance Day friends! What fragrance are you wearing today?

I’ve received some Zoella Beauty fragrances for my honest review. They are affordable and really fun. Plus, Zoe is so fun to watch on YouTube, I’m happy to support her!

Sweet Inspirations ($12.95): inspired by the sweet scent of macaroons, this deliciously chic fragrance will leave you smelling totally irresistible.  This is my favorite.  It smells like vanilla and is a warm scent.  I think it’s appropriate for all occasions.

Gelat’eau Body Mist ($12.95): inspired by ice cream and desserts, Zoe Sugg created this indulgent fragrance with notes Elderflower Jelly, Pomegranate and Rich Double Cream. This smells very floral to me, not like a food scent at all.  Maybe it’s the elderflower?  It’s nice if you like fresh, floral scents.

Blissful Mistful ($12.95): this super light and feminine scent contains fresh & floral notes of Wild Strawberry, Grapefruit, Violet, Jasmine, Gardenia & Vanilla. The fruit extracts are enriched with Vitamin E for even more delightful body benefits. Blissful Mistful also comes in a solid fragrance option ($8.50).

These are so nice.  Simple packaging and fun, youthful fragrances.  They are available at Ulta.com.  Have you tried Zoella Beauty?

 

My Beauty Favorites — Week of June 26 – July 2, 2017

I can’t believe it’s already July!  This year is flying by so fast.

My favorites this week are products for the face and body that smell great and hydrate so well.  They include rosewater toner and exfoliators, a Vitamin C peel, gentle skin bath products and sweet smelling body products.

 

Gülsha – Ultimate Rosewater ($20 USD) — gülsha Ultimate Rosewater, produced drop by drop by the gentle steam distillation of fresh rose petals in pure copper alembics, is more than a rosewater. Usually, rosewater is a by-product of rose essential oil distillation. By keeping the valuable rose essential oil, gülsha has created the Ultimate Rosewater which contains all the vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids of the precious rosa damascena flower.

Gülsha – Purifying Rose Dust ($20 USD) — enhances the cleansing ritual with this gentle-yet-powerful cleanser and manual scrub you can use daily without irritation. The sulfate-free formula dissolves dirt and everyday impurities. Unique dried rose buds powder based formula activates upon contact with water, releasing mild cleansing surfactants that micro-exfoliate dead cells, instantly leaving skin smoother and brighter. Thanks to pure rosa damascena essential oil with its anti-ageing properties and the toxin absorption capacity of pink clay, the skin is visibly soft, fresh and luminous.

What I think: I use these together by adding the rosewater to the rose dust.  It creates a paste.  I then add a bit of water to get a foam and massage into my face.  Once I rinse it off, my face feels really soft.  I also use the rosewater as a toner afterwards.  It has a very strong scent, but the rose dust is softly scent, which I like.

Purchase at http://www.bigelowchemists.com

The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Revealing Liquid Peel

The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Revealing Liquid Peel ($23 USD) –The Vitamin C Glow Revealing Liquid Peel specifically targets pollutants that are left sitting on the skin at the end of the day. This transforming gel-to-peel texture peels away dull, tired city skin for a happy healthy glow. The PH of the gel helps to release surface cells.  Contains our most potent Camu Camu Berry. 60 times more Vitamin C concentration than an orange!

What I think:  This peel is really fun to use.  Apply 1-2 pumps to the face then massage it in for about 20 seconds.  The dead skin comes off with the clumps of peel and leaves my skin so soft afterwards.  It smells really bright and cleans.

Purchase at http://www.thebodyshop.com/en-us

The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey Bath Milk ($15, on sale for $9) — Formulated to respect your skin’s natural moisture barrier with a delicate yet decadent blend of natural oils, this creamy bath milk gently cleanses, soothes and reduces the sensation of tight, itchy dry skin. Enriched with almond milk from Spain and Community Trade honey from Ethiopia, Almond Milk & Honey is specially formulated for sensitive, dry skin.

The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey Shower Cream ($5, on sale for $3) — Soothe as you cleanse with this gentle, soap-free shower gel – specially formulated to respect your skin’s natural moisture barrier and pH. This gentle formula won’t strip your skin of moisture. Enriched with organic almond milk from Spain and Community Trade honey from Ethiopia, Almond Milk & Honey is specially formulated for sensitive, dry skin.

What I think:  I love the scent of these bath products!  The Bath Milk bubbles nicely and soothes irritated skin.  The shower cream is also really gentle on the skin.  I love that the ingredients are natural, too.

Available at http://www.thebodyshop.com/en-us

Zoella Beauty Bath Latte ($8.95 USD) — Indulge in Zoella’s Bath Latte, a deliciously scented, creamy bath and shower milk. Enriched with nourishing sweet almond, cacao and honey, it will leave your skin feeling beautifully soft, silky and smelling totally irresistible.

Zoella Beauty Le Fizz Fragranced Bath Fizzer ($7.95 USD) — This irresistible macaroon scented Zoella Le Fizz Fragranced Bath Fizzer will transform your bath into an indulgent experience.

Zoella Beauty Life is Sweet Cosmetic Bag ($9.95 USD) — Zoella’s Life is Sweet cute little coin purse to keep all your beauty essentials safe on the go.

What I think: The packaging of these products are really fun.   The bath latte smells yummy and makes skin so soft.  The bath fizzer bar is ingenious, but it doesn’t really fizz much.  You have to hold it under running water, and it fizzes a little.  And the cosmetic bag is cute, perfect for small makeup items.

Available at Ulta and http://www.ulta.com

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My Beauty Favorites — Week of March 27- April 2, 2017

It has been a rainy spring week in Kansas City.  We had a really dry winter, so I guess this is okay. But, I am looking forward to warm, sunny days!

This week I have been loving skin care that protects from the elements and amazing scented spring body care products:

Murad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum ($65 USD) — Fast-acting treatment featuring Hydroquinone fades dark spots, age spots, and freckles. Our skin-lightening serum also evens out skin tone to reveal a clearer, brighter complexion while helping prevent future pigment formation.

Murad City Skin Overnight Detox Moisturizer ($70 USD) — Detoxify and revitalize skin overnight. This breakthrough formula, with super-charged antioxidants from Marrubium Plant Stem Cells, neutralizes pollutants and strengthens skin’s barrier while you sleep. Next Generation Vitamin C helps brighten and even tone, while nourishing botanicals plump skin to help visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Wake up to radiant, healthy-looking skin.

Murad Essential-C Night Moisture ($65 USD) — Antioxidant-enriched hydrator featuring a patented technology designed to improve skin while you sleep. Vitamins A, C and E encourage cell turnover to improve skin firmness.

What I think:  these products brighten, lighten and hydrate skin, getting it ready for the warmer days ahead.  I like how even my skin tone looks after use and my skin is firmer.

Available at http://www.murad.com

Molton Brown Comice Pear & Wild Honey

 

Molton Brown Comice Pear & Wild Honey: Delectable. Nectarous. Blithe. This fragrance opens with crunchy green leave accords, refreshed by subtle hints of bergamot and layered with light petals and gardenia. The heart reveals a juicy pear embellished by jasmine and lily of the valley before evolving into a gourmand base of mouth-watering honey caramel and biscuit. Available in the Fine Liquid Hand Wash ($28), Hand Lotion ($34) and Hand Cream ($15)

Molton Brown Exquisite Vanilla & Violet Flower: Whimsical. Nostalgic. Ambrosial. This sumptuous powdery fragrance opens on fresh violet leaf and dewy freesia tonalities. The violet is magnified in heart by a rich bouquet of rose lingering into a sensuous base where swirls of vanilla take the lead on a bed of Tonka and musk. Available in the Bath & Shower Gel ($30) and Body Lotion ($42) Single Wick Candle ($49)

What I think: Both of these collections smell amazing, but I think the Comice Pear & Wild Honey is my favorite, I use the hand lotion every day.  Both of these fragrances are so original!

Purchase at http://www.moltonbrown.com

Zoella Creamy Madly Dreamy body lotion

Zoella Beauty Creamy Madly Dreamy Body Lotion ($8.95 USD 5.4 oz) —  Zoella Beauty Creamy Madly Deeply Body Cream is an irresistable indulgence for super smooth and silky skin. Refreshing and floral, Creamy Madly Deeply will pamper your skin like a gorgeously scented creamy cuddle. Creamy Madly Deeply is enriched with Vitamin E, Aloe and Shea Butter to condition the body – because your skin needs a bit of love too!

What I think: This is a luxe lotion at an affordable price! It has a creamy floral scent which is perfect for this time of year, plus it is so hydrating.  LOVE!

Purchase at Target Stores

Have you tried any of these great products?  Leave a comment and let me know!