Thursday, November 26, 2015

Nordstrom is offering over 80 GWPs (Gifts with Purchases) for Black Friday 2015

As you may or may not be aware, Nordstrom is offering so many great deals this holiday season. Not only are they offering additional savings from their already marked down clearance, but Nordstrom is taking it up an extra notch this year and offering free shipping (no minimum), free returns, and price matching. They are also offering over 80 gifts with purchases this year along with three free samples of every single beauty purchase. Amazing right? To view the actual GWPs (or gifts with purchase) for Black Friday 2015, simply click here.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Best beauty gifts under $100

The Shiseido Ultimune Skin's
Superpower Kit
Christmas is more than just tradition, it is a celebration that recognizes religious and cultural customs. It is a commemoration to honor our father, the big man upstairs. It is also a time when family, friends and other loved ones can get together to share great food and entertainment. Part of the entire holiday tradition is recognizing the days leading up to Christmas while enjoying seasonal perks such as ornamental decor, a fiesta of food and time with those who matter most in your life.

When you shop for your mother, how much are you looking to spend? What about your wife? How about your sister? When it comes to those priceless people in your life, there is really no price tag when searching for the perfect gift; however, if you are looking to spend a certain amount on an item, it is always key to do your research. The question remains, what are the best gifts for under $100?

Babor Skinovage PX Set - Whether you are searching for luxury skin care that the beauty lover in your life can try or simply searching for the perfect present for the beauty lover in your life, this is definitely the one. In fact, this fantastic Babor gift includes six essentials that work together to create a glow that is matchless. These essentials include the illuminating serum, the complex c cream, the phytoactive reactivating cleanser, the lift express fluid, the hydra plus active fluid, and the HY-OL cleanser. ($84 at Babor)

Tarte Light of the Party Collector's Makeup Case - This terrific Tarte treat includes 30 eye shadows along with a bronzer, a blush, and a luminizer/highlighter. It also includes a double-ended eye shadow brush and a deluxe size of the Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 mascara. On top of this, everything comes in a gorgeously glam yet dazzling case which is fully equipped with a mirror and a zipper closure. This is a $394 value, making it not only an amazing makeup essential, but a real beauty steal too. ($59 at Sephora)

Ciate Mini Mani Month - Attention nail lovers, this gift features 24 different nail essentials that every nail lover will not only appreciate, but love too. You will receive 19 nail polishes, two holographic glitter top coats, a nail strengthener, a nail treatment, a nail mask, and a glass nail file. Featuring Ciate's signature glossy, long-wear formula, this is one of the best beauty gifts for under $100. In fact, this is a $199 value and now it can be your's for under $60. ($59 at Sephora)

Too Faced Le Grand Palais - Bonnes vacances! This amazing set includes 18 eye shadows along with two blushes, a luminizer/highlighter, and a bronzer. It also features step-by-step glamour guides which help you achieve an array of looks. On top of that this set features deluxe sizes of your favorites including Better Than Sex mascara, Melted lipstick, and Shadow Insurance. As a $378 value that is less than $60, this is the ultimate beauty steal. Joyeuses Fetes! ($58 at Sephora)

CandyLipz Lip Pump -Available in four different models, this lip plumping device is the perfect gift for those looking for the perfect pout this holiday season. Why? Because it is the best there is and perfect for beauty enthusiasts who are looking to plump and lift their lips. If you are looking to have Angela Jolie and Kylie Jenner lips without the use of needles, drug or risk, this is the perfect alternative. ($69.99 at CandyLipz)

Tata Harper Daily Essentials Natural Anti-Aging Discovery Kit - Located in the heart of Vermont lies one of the best kept secrets to beauty, Tata Harper skin care. This terrific treat features the regenerating cleanser, the hydrating floral essence, the rejuvenating serum, the reparative moisturizer, the replenishing nutrient complex, the restorative eye creme and the resurfacing mask. This is a $101 value. As an organic brand, this is one of the best beauty gifts for under $100. ($68 at Tata Harper)

Red Carpet Manicure Pro 45 Starter Kit & Gold Accessories Kit - Tis the season to hot fingernails. This ravishing Red Carpet Manicure gift includes a Pro 45 LED Light, a structure base coat, a brilliance seal & shine top coat, the erase, a prep max adhesion sanitizer, a revitalize nourishing cuticle oil, and a purify pre/post application cleanser. This set also includes the limited-edition gold accessories kit. This set also includes 20 lint-free wipes and 20 foil wraps. All of the essentials are packed in a beautiful black faux croc bag. One of the best beauty gifts under $100. ($84.99 at ULTA)

CHEN Skin Detox Kits - When it comes to embracing the organic concept, CHEN Skin Health knows all about it. One of the best gifts you can give any beauty lover this holiday is definitely a skin detox kit. Available in six different kits, this is a product everyone will love and appreciate, including you. Whether you have dry skin, oily skin, combination skin, acne prone skin, sensitive skin, or aged skin, there is a kit that addresses your skin's individual needs. If you know someone with Rosacea, Psoriasis, Eczema, and Acne they will benefit immensely with a detox kit too. ($100 at CHEN Skin Health)

Illuminage Sleeping Beauty Deluxe Set - Copper is one of the beauty world's best kept secrets, as it is known to possess an array of essential mineral skin enhancing properties. This set is manifested with this incredible element. You will receive not one, but two standard queen skin rejuvenating pillowcases along with a rejuvenating eye mask. This is not only a $155 value, but a limited-edition, Sephora exclusive. ($99 at Sephora)

Caudalie Premier Cru Anti Aging Set - Are the best things in life really free or are they just natural? This anti-aging dynamic duo includes Caudalie's Creme da la creme moisturizer and luxurious eye cream. This terrific transformer works to smooth your skin, as it restores and rejuvenates it too. Perfect for those beauty lovers in your life looking for not only an incredible anti-aging gift, but a natural beauty gift too. ($99 at Caudalie)

Lancome Le Parisian Holiday Case - Available in two different sets which include the chic neutral day & sparkling night set and the provence day & sparkling night set, this Lancome gift features the best selling products in full-sizes along with a deluxe skincare sample. Also, this gift comes equipped in a reusable cosmetic bag, a train case, and a glamour guide. All you have to do is make a purchase of anything Lancome and this $308 set is your's for under $60. Can we say amazing? ($59.50 at Lancome)

Shiseido Ultimune Skin's Superpower Kit - Enriched with Bulgarian rose water, the Ultimune line from Shiseido works to supercharge your skin in the best way possible. This terrific trio includes three of Shiseido's best Ultimune essentials. The power infusing concentrate, the eye power infusing concentrate, and the bio-performance in travel-sizes. As a $107 value, this gift can be your's right now for only $65. ($65 at Shiseido)

Mix•o•logie Blendable Perfume Collection - Expertly crafted in the heart of Texas, this is one of the best gifts you can give this holiday season. Why? Because this amazing set allows you to customize your own unique fragrance. This amazing fragrance gift includes 8 rollerball fragrances along with 7 recipe cards. On top of this, everything comes in an unique box that holds them, which saves you money and time on storage. The good, the rad and the lovely. ($69 at Mix•o•logie)

Goldfaden MD Radiant Renewal Starter Kit - Great for every skin type, this product features the doctor's scrub, the pure star gently detoxifying cleanser and the vital boost. Every product works in an individual step, so you are able to get a gentle exfoliation along with a deep detoxifying cleanse. This set also gives you that important hydration your skin needs. This simple, at-home gift is fabulous and every beauty lover will appreciate it too. ($75 at B-Glowing)

First Aid Beauty Peace, Joy & FAB Kit - Whether you or someone you know has sensitive skin, this is gift worth giving this holiday. This fantastic First Aid Beauty addition features a ultra repair cream, a face cleanser, facial radiance pads, an ultra repair hydra-firm sleeping cream and a vitamin hydrating mist under $60. This brand emphasizes on the natural concept and does not use any parabens, sulfates or phthalates in their products. As a $109 value, this gift will make every skin care lover's holiday an even brighter one. ($54 at Sephora)

HairClutch by DAME - The House of DAME is all about empowering women and recently they introduced the HairClutch which is the perfect necessity for those of you with hair extensions. Amazing for traveling, it is also great for those of you looking for a hauter way to hold your basic essentials. Available in Midnight Black and Sky Blue, this multi-purpose storage sensation is one of the best gifts you can give to any hair lover in your life. ($98 at HairClutch)

Voluspa Maison Holiday Votive Candles Set - Can you believe that Fall is here, Winter is near and because you know it - Christmas will be here? What better way to enjoy this holiday than with gift that speaks for itself. This beautifully packaged set includes four Voluspa candles in bright yet festive glass. The scents featured include the new Blanc de Blancs, Cinnamon Ceylon & Copal, Visions of Sugar Plum and Spruce Cuttings. With a hint of spice, a little gourmand and earthy notes, this is one of the best beauty gifts you can give this holiday. ($64 at Voluspa)

Resistance Holiday Gift Set - This amazing, limited-edition Kerastase gift features the Bain Force Architechte shampoo, the Ciment Anti-Usure conditioner and the Ciment Thermique hair primer. Whether you are looking to restore your hair or simply searching for an amazing gift for the hair enthusiast and beauty lover in your life, this is definitely the one. ($99 at Kerastase)

The holidays are the greatest time of the year. Enjoy them with your family, friends and other loved ones and be sure to celebrate season and what it has to offer, including great gifts. Happy Holidays!

Victoria's Secret: Love Red Lace with Nude Illusion

There is something that should be said about the color red and the holidays. In fact, I think the two go together. A lot like coffee and mornings and mood swings and menstrual cycles. Ok, well, maybe that isn't the best analogy when describing a Victoria's Secret bra and panty set that I purchased, but I think you kind of get the idea.
This is a new addition to the Very Sexy line. This is the new Satin & Lace push up bra. The Very Sexy push up bra in Love Red Lace with Nude Illusion (GP4). I really love the color because it's quite intense and vibrant yet isn't too cool or warm. Almost neutral, I want to say.
What attracted me to this particular bra and panty set was it's vintage yet modernized appeal. The mesh cups with the lace really caught my attention. I also love the nude illusion and the fact that it is red. Red is one of those amazing shades that just really embraces romance. It's a lot sexier in person than it is in the image, which is so very sexy.

Would I recommend this color? Yes. Would I recommend this style? Absolutely. I cannot wait until Black Friday and Cyber Monday and of course the days after, so I can use my Victoria's Secret Rewards cards. You are all the best and I hope you are having a wonderful day. Happy Holidays!

Victoria's Secret: Love Red Lace with Pirouette Pink Lace

Victoria's Secret doesn't even have to have a sale and yet I find myself there searching for my next shopping victim. What more can I say about Victoria's Secret? They offer some of the best bra and panty sets along with other great essentials including beauty essentials.  They also offer great customer service too.
Recently, I was able to grab the Dream Angels push up in Love Red Lace with Pirouette Pink Lace (HE0) along with the panties to match. I believe the color in collaboration with the style really embodies the holiday season in the most festive yet sensual way possible. The Love Red is more of a cool red than a warm red, yet is a true red shade. 
Just like my recent purchases (thank you to my amazing boyfriend Joe) the style, the color, and the gorgeous design is what caught my attention and basically lured me in to choosing this one over some of their other styles. Also, like the previous it's actually prettier in person. So far, I am loving Very Sexy and Dream Angels the best in terms of quality, style, and color over any of the lines within the Victoria's Secret brand.

 I also managed to grab a pair of their comfortable slippers for only $25 and their Coconut Milk Body Oil for under $10. I also grabbed the body butter which was under $10, but is backordered and if I remember correctly should ship soon (I will have to look into it).
Would I recommend this color? Yes. Would I recommend this style? Absolutely. Happy Holidays!

Best beauty gifts under $50

The Lalicious Holiday
Sugar Scrub Tower.
The holidays represent more than just a custom, but a tradition that honors religious festivities, acknowledges enjoyment as well as events, and celebrates the days as they happen. As the holidays approach us, so does the biggest shopping days of the year. Your daughter loves makeup, as your wife loves skin care, but you don't know what to buy either one of them. You could get them what everyone else wants this year, but then again, they may already have it. So, what do you get them? What are the best beauty gifts under $50?

Korres Sleeping Beauties Overnight Treatment Trio - Is your mother or your wife looking for moisture? What about a lift? If so, they are going to love this gift. Guaranteed to work in the most natural and effective way as possible as you sleep, this set includes three Korres essentials. These essentials include a wild rose advanced brightening sleeping facial, a green yoghurt advanced nourishing sleeping facial, and a black pine anti-wrinkle firming & lifting night cream. ($48 at

Too Faced Le Grand Chateau - Joyeuses Fetes! Celebrate Christmas in Paris this holiday season with this limited-edition set. As part of the Christmas collection for 2015, Le Grand Chateau includes: three palettes filled with 18 stunning shadows, 2 beautiful blushes, a beautiful bronzer, and a deluxe size Better Than Sex Mascara. This is the perfect gift for three belles or just one mademoiselle in your life. ($49 at Too Faced Cosmetics)

LORAC Love, Lust & Lace Full Face Collection - Nothing says I love more than an outstanding beauty gift. Especially one that is memorable and can be used often. This luxurious LORAC collection includes the exclusive Love, Lust & Lace Eyeshadow Palette, the Front of the Line PRO Eye Pencil in Black, the Cobra Mascara, the Alter Ego lip gloss in Stunner and the Alter Ego lip gloss in Harlot, which are two exclusive shades. The eye shadow palette includes 4 unique and 3 stunning blushes that can also work as bronzers. As a $170, this is not only one of the best beauty gifts under $50, but a true beauty steal. ($42 at Kohl's)

Caudalie Vine Body Luxury Set - Enriched with grapes, this iconic trio will make every beauty lover in your life's holiday. This amazing 3-piece set includes a Vine body butter (7.6 oz.), a hand and nail cream (1.7 oz.) and a lip conditioner. Whether you are searching for a gift that embraces the natural concept or simply looking for lasting luxury that is under $35, this is definitely the one for you. ($34 at Nordstrom)

Tarte Limited-Edition Maracuja Oil - Tis the season to one of the most unique beauty gifts of the year. The studded cap is decked out in dazzling bling, making it one of the most unique beauty essentials you can buy this holiday season. In fact, this terrific Tarte addition works generously to hydrate the skin, renew the skin, protect the skin from DNA damage, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, correct uneven skin tone and improve your skin's overall health. ($48 at Tarte)

Ciate Oh Christmas Tree Gift Set - This wonderful Ciate London gift features a festive paint pot tree filled with six stunning shades that are perfect this holiday season. As minis, you will receive everything from satin and matte finishes to glammy glitters and more. If you know someone who can appreciate an outstanding beauty gift for under $30, this is definitely the one. ($29 at Nordstrom)

Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Styler - As Winter is near, the holidays will soon to be here. One of the greatest gifts for any beauty enthusiast is definitely this one. With it's revolutionary design and 1,000 watts of power, this fantastic Revlon add-on creates a tangle-free style that is chic and smooth. As a hair dryer and hair brush hybrid, you will achieve a blowout so outstanding, you will not believe how your hair looks after you are done. ($49.99 at ULTA)

Benefit Party Poppers Makeup Set - Get 12 days of gorgeous glam with 12 deluxe samples of your Benefit favorites. This limited-edition set includes: the POREfessional, they're real! mascara, rockateur, high beam, lollitint, watt's up! ooh la lift, BADgal lash, total moisture facial cream, they're real! remover, as well as an ultra plush lip gloss in sugarbomb and an ultra plush lip gloss in hoola. This set also plays music too which is one of the best surprises yet. The perfect gift for the perfect beauty lover in your life. ($45 at

CHEN Skin Health Winter Survival Renewal Kit - Fall is here and Winter is near and what better way to protect and treat your skin is with this amazing CHEN addition. This set features all of the amazing essentials you need to survive this season. It includes everything from the cleansing cream to the everything spray and everything tea as well as, the green tea butter, the Maracuja serum, and the famous detoxing truffles. ($45 at CHEN Skin Health)

Belif Winter Moisture Land - This exclusive, limited-edition set includes the true cream aqua bomb, the creamy cleansing foam moist, and the Bulgarian water essence. All products are natural and contain only natural agents. As a $50 value, this Belif gift is under $50 and is one of the best gifts you can give to any beauty lover this holiday season. ($38 at Sephora)

DevaCurl Winter Curl Survival Kit - Got curls? If so, you are going to really love and appreciate this set from DevaCurl. It includes the No-Poo Decadence (12 oz.), the One Condition Decadence (12 oz.) and the SuperCream Coconut Styler (5.1 oz.) As a limited-edition set that is perfect for every hair type, especially those of you with curly hair, this kit will make every beauty lover's holiday. ($40 at

Tarte Home for the Holidaze - This gift includes four individual palettes in one palette. Each palette includes four Amazonian eyeshadows along with one clay blush, so you will receive a total of 16 Amazonian eyeshadows and four blushes. On top of that, you will receive a full size LipSurgence lip creme and a deluxe Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara. Whether you are searching for four stocking stuffers and side-gifts or simply one big gift, this is definitely the one. In fact, this limited-edition set is not only a collector's item, but the perfect portable gift that will make any beauty lover in your life happy. ($49 at Tarte)

Boscia Perfectly Poreless Collection - This trio gift includes the Boscia thermal black cleanser, the Boscia luminizing black mask, and the famous Boscia konjac cleansing sponge with bamboo charcoal. As a natural product, this is the perfect detoxing trio for your skin. This is a $56 value, but can be your's now for under $40. Tis the season to great products and even greater skin. ($39 at Sephora)

Lavanila Mini Fragrance Rollar-Ball Collection - Are the best gifts really free or are they just natural? If that is the case, this is definitely one of the best. In fact, this set includes six of Lavanila's most-loved scents - pure vanilla, fresh vanilla lemon, vanilla coconut, vanilla lavender, vanilla grapefruit, and vanilla blackberry. Whether you are searching for a spectacular stocking stuffer or looking for that lavish Lavanila gift, this is definitely the one you are going to want to get. ($36 at Lavanila)

ULTA Expert Color 51-Piece Collection - What do you get when you combine an assortment of flattering makeup products? This set. In fact, this collection includes: 28 eyeshadows, six eyeliner pencils, four eye glitter top coats, an eye shadow primer, a blush, a bronzer, a highlighter, a lipstick, a lip gloss, a lip primer, a lip cream, a foundation primer, an eye shadow brush, an eyeliner brush, a contour brush, and a crease brush. All of these essentials come in a black organizer which can be carried virtually everywhere. This is also a $300 value, so not only is it the perfect present for those beauty and makeup fanatics in your life, but the ultimate beauty steal too. ($49.99 at ULTA)

SKIN&CO Umbrian Truffle Body Kit - This dynamic duo is the perfect holiday essential for all of those beauty enthusiasts who love using European inspired essentials in the shower. It includes SKIN&CO'S famous exfoliating body gel and moisturizing body lotion. Whether you are searching for a last minute gift for mom or something extra special for your girlfriend, you cannot go wrong with an Italian inspired bath and body set that will make virtually everyone's holiday a brighter one. ($33 at

Lancome Paris Presents Skincare Essentials - The true art of French gift giving and why not splurge on your favorite Lancome essentials this holiday with this set. This Lancome gift includes 7 of your favorites in travel sizes. Also aside from the amazing products, you will also receive a facial brush and a train case. This is a $157 value, but today it your's for under $40. ($39.50 at Nordstrom)

Juicy Couture Deluxe Mini Coffret - Tis the season to happiness and cheerful fragrance. This joyous Juicy Couture addition includes four fragrance minis of your Juicy Couture favorites. Viva La Juicy, I Am Juicy, Viva La Juicy Noir, and Juicy Couture. This $119 value fragrance gift is limited-edition, so once it is gone, it is gone for good. ($49.50 at ULTA)

Lalicious Holiday Sugar Scrub Tower - It's official, the holidays are here and Christmas is near, so what are you going to get your wife, your daughter, your sister, or your mother this year? This amazing delicious Lalicious gift includes three amazing sugar scrubs in egg nog, hot buttered rum, and peppermint patti. Made with only natural ingredients, I think it's safe to say we have a real winner here. ($27 at Lalicious)

NARS Liquid Gold Face Set - Great for your eyes, lips, and face, this set includes a mini larger than life lip gloss in gold digger, a full-size illuminator in hot sand, and a mini multiple in south beach. For the gorgeously gilded and glowing gold lover in your life, this limited-edition set is not only the perfect present this holiday season, but a product that can be used all year round. ($42 at NARS)

The Body Shop Premium Selection Gift Set - What is the best gift to get those beauty junkies in your life? This amazing add-on includes a full-size shower gel, a full-size body butter, a full-size body mist as we as, a mini body scrub and a mini hand cream. Available in Coconut, Mango, Moringa, and in Strawberry, this is a gift that everyone will love. Whether you are in need of a gift for your wife, your fiance, your daughter, your BFF, your mother, or any other in your life, this is definitely the one. ($45 at The Body Shop)

Too Faced La Petite Mason - As part of the Christmas collection, this Parisian inspired beauty essential is the perfect gift for any beauty lover in your life. As a $153 value, this gift includes 12 party-ready shades that are stunning along with a step-by-step glamour guide, and a deluxe size Better than Sex Mascara. Pigmented to perfection, these shadows can be worn everyday at every hour, all year round. ($39 at ULTA)

You don't have to spend over $50 for a great gift, as these beauty buys are amazing. Happy Holidays!

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Victoria's Secret: Blue Sapphire Strappy Embellished + Citrus Squeeze Yellow with Silver Foil

Everyone who knows me, knows how much I love Victoria's Secret. The brand has evolved into something magical, offering everything from the most beautiful bra and panty sets to some of the greatest beauty essentials and much more. I guess you could say that Victoria's Secret is a big enough brand that it also includes lines, including the famous PINK line which has now evolved into a brand all by itself.  
I am obsessed with Victoria's Secret and my favorite line right now is from the Very Sexy collection. I find that the bra and panty sets are exquisite and made incredibly for the price. I also love the colors and designs they offer, especially for the holidays. My most recently discovery is the Very Sexy push up bras in Blue Sapphire Strappy Embellished (39S) and the Citrus Squeeze Yellow with Silver Foil (4BE) with the panties to match.
The details of the colors with the designs are beautified and the embellishments and details work immensely as decorations towards the fashion. The colors leave so much to desire and look prettier than I imagined looking at the stunning photo on the website. The Blue Sapphire is very similar to a neutral yet warm blue and although it is bold, I would say it's a cross between a cool navy blue and a warm teal blue. The Citrus Squeeze reminds me of a vibrant yellow that mimics a pale lime green. Almost as if a yellow shade decided to join forces with a lime green yet not as bright as either, but still vibrant.

Would I recommend these colors? Yes. Would I recommend this style? Absolutely. Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Best beauty gifts under $10

Half of the VitaBath Holiday
Bliss Lotion Carrier, one of
the best gifts under $10.
Winter is near and before you know it, Christmas will be here. Can you believe it? We are already heading into the holiday season. As it approaches us, so do a million ideas of what we are going to get our loved ones this year. Some of you are on a budget and as a result, there is a lot of contemplating and debating what to get. Especially for those beauty enthusiasts in your life. Your daughter loves makeup, your sister loves skin care, and your mother loves fragrance, but you don't know what to get them. What are the best beauty gifts under $10?

Caress The Forever Collection Body Wash Gift Set - Caress introduced to us the world's first body wash collection that uses fragrance touch technology, so when you use body wash, the fragrance will last on your skin for up to 12 hours. This set features both Love Forever and Adore Forever body washes with an amazing body pouf and an eye mask for under $10. ($9.99 at Walgreens)

Pacifica Color Quench Natural Lip Tint Trio - Whether you embrace the vegan concept or the recipient of the gift does, everyone can appreciate this wonderful Pacifica Beauty gift. In fact, this amazing trio gift includes 3 easy-to-wear lip tints in Sugared Fig, Coconut Nectar, and Guava Berry that are all naturally flavored and sweetened with Stevia. Tis the season to long-lasting moisture that locks into your lips while delivering spot-on sheer color. ($10 at Pacifica)

Scunci Hair Shimmer - Add a little bit of glitz and glamour this holiday season with Scunci hair shimmer. Available in silver and gold, you can add sparkle to anyone's head with just a pinch of the pouf. The vintage-inspired glass bottle is one thing, but the product itself is another. Anyone who receives this sparkling Scunci add-on will not only love it, but love you for thinking of them. ($9.99 at Target)

Tarte Easy Glowing Deluxe Cheek Set - When it comes to this dynamic duo, they go together so well. Much like the holidays and happiness go together. As a limited-edition, deluxe duo this terrific Tarte is a true treat to your face. Whether you are searching for the perfect stocking stuffer or simply looking for that side gift, you cannot go wrong with this one. ($10 at Sephora)

Shiseido Honey Cake Soap - The holidays are approaching. Are you ready? Available in both red and green, this French milled soap will leave your skin looking and feeling smoother than ever. Featuring a bright festive hue, anyone who receives this soap will not only love it, but appreciate it too. ($9.50 at Shiseido)

VitaBath Holiday Bliss Lotion Carrier - Are you ready for Christmas? This amazing set comes with 4 travel-size (2 oz.) essentials which includes a body wash and a body lotion in Sweet Pink Peppermint and a body wash and body lotion in Spice is Nice. Perfect as a gift or individual stocking suffers. ($9.95 at VitaBath)

Bath and Body Works Pampered Palms Gift Set- Do you smell that? That is scent of Fall, a scent that reminds you that the holidays are near. For all of you on the go, this treat is one of the best beauty gifts of the year. You will receive a full-size hand soap, a PocketBac, and a hand cream. Available in Vanilla Bean Noel, Merry Cookie and Winter Candy Apple, this is definitely one of the best gifts you can give this year for under $10. ($10 at B&B Works)

Essence 'How To Make Nude Eyes' Palette - This Essence palette includes 6 beautiful shades that work together or alone to create a neutral eye look. This palette also includes two instruction cards that allow you to create an array of looks. Whether you are looking for shades of beige, brown, apricot, or even gold, this amazing Essence addition will make a great gift this holiday season. ($9.99 at ULTA)

ULTA the Perfect Blow Out Hair Care Collection - Are you looking to eliminate frizz? What about promote healthy shine? If so, you are going to love this incredible ULTA addition. This set includes a Juice Organics Brightening Shampoo, a Juice Organics Brightening Conditioner, an Eva NYC Blow Out Spray, a Mark Hill Work It Girl Shine, Protect, and Control Spray, and a Not Your Mother's Deja Vu Do Style Extender in a small size (1 oz-6 oz). It also includes 30% off of your first Hair Service at ULTA). Although this is great for those individuals with a dryer hair type, everyone under the sun can appreciate amazing hair health. ($7.99 at ULTA)

The Body Shop Glazed Apple Festive Cracker Gift Set - This fabulous limited edition Body Shop set includes a glazed apple heart soap and a mini glazed apple body lotion, which is makes an amazing stocking stuffer and side gift. The best part is, absolutely no wrapping is required. ($7 at The Body Shop)

Red Carpet Manicure 'Remove' Gel Polish Removal Kit - Ideal for nail lovers, this kit is the perfect gift. This kit includes: 20 foil removal wraps, 2 orangewood sticks, a buffing block, and an erase gel nail polish remover. Whether you are on a budget or simply looking for a good quality product that is $10 or less, this is the one. ($10 at Nordstrom)

Soap & Glory Happy Pamper Gift Set - If you or the beauty junkie you love happens to love the scents of pink rose and bergamot, 9 times out of 10 they are going to love this amazing gift from Soap & Glory. The Happy Pamper set includes a Righteous Butter Body Butter and a Clean on Me Shower Gel. ($10 at

EcoTools 4-pc Touch Up Makeup Brush Set - Are you looking for long-lasting makeup? If so, then touch-ups are essentially important to virtually every makeup regimen. Whether you are looking to use the finishing brush, the eye shading brush, the lash & brow groomer, or simply searching for a lip brush, this is the perfect gift for every beauty lover in your life. ($9.99 at EcoTools)

Yves Rocher 100% Vanilla Kit - Treat your hands this holiday season with organic vanilla hand cream and nourishing vanilla lip balm. This kit is great for anyone, especially those that can appreciate a natural beauty gift. Infused with bourbon vanilla as well as hamamelis water, this organic gem will captivate those who use it. If you are on a budget this holiday season, you don't have to spend a lot of money to get someone a gift they will love and appreciate. Why? Because this is one that everyone will love. ($7 at Yves Rocher)

LUSH The Magic of Christmas Bubble Bar - Infused with cinnamon stick, cinnamon leaf oil, fair trade organic clove, star anise, and more, this bubble bar will create nothing short of magical in the tub this year. For less than $10, this bathtub treat is the greatest stocking stuffer as well as side gift for the holiday season. ($9.95 at LUSH)

Avon Moisture Therapy Body Wash Trio - This amazing Avon add-on includes the Daily Skin Defense Body Wash, the Calming Relief Body Wash, and the Intenisve Healing & Repair Body Wash in full-sizes. Perfect for those looking for a little pick-me-up in the moisturization department or for those select beauty lovers that can appreciate a good bath & body gift. ($10 at Avon)

e.l.f. Studio Everyday Smoky Eyeshadow Palette - Can you believe that the holidays are on the way? This eyeshadow palette includes 10 shades that are perfect for shading as well as, defining, lining, and even highlighting. You can use them alone or create hundreds of haute looks just with this palette. Amazing right? Thought so. ($10 at e.l.f.)

Burt's Bees Essential Burt's Bees Kit - This collection offers an extension selection of product that will make virtually every beauty lover's holiday, a better one. If they love natural beauty, it is even better. So, what is in this amazing gift from Burt's Bees? This set contains 5 unique products that include: the Soap Bark and Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream, the Hand Salve, the Naturally Nourishing Milk & Honey Lotion, the Coconut Foot Cream, and the Beeswax Lip Balm. ($10 at Burt's Bees)

It's Skin Macaron Lip Balm - Who knew that a novel macaron looking lip product would actually nourish and hydrate your lips. Available in a variety of flavors such as strawberry, pineapple, green apple and grape, this macaron-shaped lip balm is one of the best gifts you can give this holiday season. ($10 at Sephora)

Whether you are on a budget or simply searching for that special gift that doesn't cost a fortune, these gifts are outstanding. The best part is, they are all $10 and under. Happy Holidays!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Holidays 2015: Gifts for Rose Gold lovers

You may want to consider these gifts for the
Rose Gold lover in your life.
When you take a beautiful element like gold and transform it into something unique, it will literally shine on it's own if the transformation is successful. Often dubbed as pink gold, rose gold is simply a combination of gold and copper. Gold is often classified in three very distinctive categories which reflect the quality and the quantity. As pure gold is often 24 karat, rose gold is less with 18 karat being the highest purity of any gold that has been successful transformed with another element to produce a distinctive color (and in this case, rose gold). Some beauty enthusiasts prefer rose gold over the original. So, what are the best beauty gifts for rose gold lovers?

NARS Liquid Gold Face Set - One of the most gilded pleasures of glamour is definitely this fabulous NARS addition. You can treat your eyes, lips, and entire face with a touch-up of a mini larger than life lip gloss, a full-size illuminator, and a mini multiple in only the hautest gold shades. Although more of a rose gold, this is gilded glam at it's finest and a great gift for a gold lover. ($42 at NARS)

Urban Decay NAKED3 palette - This amazing Urban Decay addition features 12 rose-hued neutral shades that bring everything from the most striking shimmers to the most magnificent mattes you will ever find in the makeup world. Let's not forget that this palette also comes fully equipped with a doubled-ended shadow/blending brush and a deluxe size primer potion sampler. If you know someone who loves rose gold, not only will they love this Urban Decay palette, but appreciate it too. ($54 at Nordstrom)

T3 Whirl Convertible Styling Wand - Using both SinglePass and Tourmaline technology, this is hair styling tool is one of the first of it's kind. Perfect for traveling, this versatile styler ensures consistent heat while treating your tresses with optimum results. With a rose gold base, this tool works to eliminate frizz and promote shine while locking in your curls. Whether you are looking to explore a variety of endless hair looks or simply searching for that perfect hair gift for the rose gold lover in your life, this is the one. ($185 at Folica)

Sephora Collection Precious Elements Train case - Available in large and extra large sizes, the large features 16 adjustable compartments, whereas, the extra large features 22. This train case also comes fully decked in sparkling rose glitter and comes equipped with a shoulder strap for easy carrying. Using professional grade construction, you can expect a sturdy product too. Whether a gift your wife or even your girlfriend, if they love rose gold, they will love this. ($110-$145 at Sephora)

ghd Rose Gold Styler Set - When it comes to ghd, they feature only quality hair technology. As a result, their products are top-of-the-line. This gift is just an example. Not only are you getting a gorgeous and ravishing rose gold styler, but you are getting a heat resistant roll bag and two hair clips. This is the perfect gift for every beauty lover, including hair lover and after using this styler you can expect to have a good hair day. ($225 at ghd)

ULTA Rose Gold Natural Eye Shadow Palette - Can you believe the holidays are almost here? This unique ULTA addition features 12 remarkable rose gold hued shades that work to create a series of looks. With everything from matte and shimmer finishes along with glitters, this palette is the perfect present this holiday for the rose gold lover in your life. ($20 at ULTA)

Give the amazing gift of gold this holiday. Not just any gold; however, but the gift of rose gold. Happy Holidays!

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Holidays 2015: Gifts for Gold lovers

Do you know someone who loves gold?
Then, perhaps, you can give the gift of
gold this holiday season.
Gold is one of the most popular chemical elements in the world today. As a transition element, it is created from nuggets, rocks, and soil. With an atomic number of 79, Gold transpires in a solid-state solution making it one of the most loved and admired metals on earth. As a ductile metal, combining the essence of gold with beauty is quite common. Whether you are searching for a gold makeup item or simply looking for skin care that includes actual gold as it's ingredients, it is one of the most priceless gifts you can give this holiday season. Speaking of holidays, they are approaching so the demand to find the best beauty gift for a gold lover is huge. So, do you buy for these gold lovers? What are the best beauty gifts for gold lovers?
Gavee Gold Liquid Gold Peptides - As one of the greatest additions to the world of skin care, this serum includes an array of natural ingredients including purified 24 karat liquid gold. Whether you are looking to improve your skin's texture and tone or simply searching for a great medium to protect your skin from oxidative stress and DNA damage, this serum is one of the best there is. Only $149, this natural product is infused with the finest gold. The best part is, it will make an outstanding beauty gift for the gold lover in your life.
By Terry Gold Elixir Glace - Create a holiday glow this season with By Terry's Elixir Glace. As it works to correct, prevent, and repair your complexion, this gel-like cream produces enough moisture to create a luminous and luxurious finish that is nothing short of amazing. Experience French skin care at it's finest. For $255, this is fortified with gold and perfect for those beauty enthusiasts who love this element. This elixir is limited-edition and the perfect beauty must-have for gold enthusiasts and skin care connoisseurs.
Shu Uemura Maison Kitsune Eyelash Curler - With an unique mix of Japanese artistry and refined luxury, this 24 karat gold plated eyelash curler is the perfect gift for those gold fans in your life. As part of the Maison Kitsune collection, this iconic eyelash curler allows you to curl and pamper your lashes. For only $24, the Maison Kitsune charm is also included.
Orogold 24K Caviar Micro-Beads Cream - Whether you are looking to moisturize the skin or simply searching for an amazing lift, you will not only appreciate this outstanding Orogold addition, but love it more so. Infused with an array of ingredients such as gold, caviar extract, vitamin E, and vitamin A, this luxurious face cream is exquisitely lavish and an opulent gift for every gold lover in your life. For $400, this is lavish luxury essential is a true investment in the world of beauty.
Scunci Hair Shimmer in Gold- Just one touch of the elegant pouf dispenses a stunning gold powder that highlights your hair to perfection. The vintage-inspired glass bottle leaves a lot to appreciate and is the perfect gift for those beauty enthusiasts who can appreciate a very gold yet very glam gift this holiday season. The best part is, it's under $10.
Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Gold Couture - Introduced in August of 2014, this fragrance combines a plethora of notes that work together to create an outstanding scent that is as sensual as those who wear it. The notes include warm notes such as caramel, vanilla, and amber along with a fruity and floral fusion of wild berries, honeysuckle, and jasmine with a hint of sandalwood. In between a $74 (for a 1.7 oz.) and $94 (for a 3.4 oz.), the fragrance is the perfect balance and the perfect beauty gift for those who love gold.
Tweezerman Gold Stars Set - This limited-edition gift features the ultra precision Slant Tweezer, the ultra precision Point Tweezer, the LED Lighted Mirror, and the ProCurl Eyelash Curler. As a $123 value for just $85, you are destined to glow with this terrific Tweezerman set. With the gorgeous gold finish, this will make any beauty lovers holiday a much bright one.
Brocato Shimmer Spray in Gold - Add a little glitz and glam to your hair, skin, and nails this holiday season with this fabulous addition. Transform your hair with just a spritz of this spray and you are on your way. What better way to celebrate the holiday than with Brocato's Shimmer Spray in Gold. Starting at $7 for a travel size and $15 for a full-size, this is the perfect present for gold fans.

Tarte Stroke of Midnight Brush Set - This limited-edition, collector's set includes an array of limited-edition brushes in full sizes. These brushes included in this set are the buffer airbrush finish foundation brush, the concealer brush, the eye shadow brush, the complexion brush, and the blush brush. What makes this set outstanding too is the gorgeously glam sequin brush box. Originally $44, this set is currently $39. If you do the math, that is under $10 per brush. The brushes usually cost about $20-$30 each for this size. The brushes are all gold which allow you to achieve a full face of nothing short of fabulous.

DryBar Gold Mine Leave-In Conditioner - This shimmering conditioner works to create multi-dimensional effect, as it conditions and detangles your hair. As a true treat to the tresses, this amazing DryBar addition also protects your hair from future damage and repairs your hair in the process. Enriched with nori red algae, olive oil, and an unique protein complex, this conditioner is great for every hair type. Whether you are searching for a side gift or a stocking stuffer, this one is great and the best part is, it's under $30.

Burberry My Burberry Festive - This limited-edition gem offers a timeless bottle manifested with more than just an amazing floral, but shimmering gold flakes that really set the holiday season. Made in France, this fragrances offers a plethora of white floral notes such as sweet pea, patchouli, and damask rose. There are also hints of bergamot, quince, freesia, and bourbon geranium. For only $125, this rarity definitely brings you a whole to the holiday season. The perfect perfume and present this holiday season.

LORAC Gold Unzipped Palette - This incredible palette features ten gorgeous shades with six of them being stunning shimmers and four of them being fabulous mattes. You can enjoy only the hautest glitz and glam with this luxurious LORAC addition. For just $42, this palette is a hit sensation in the world of beauty. In fact, this palette is the perfect present for everyone beauty lover and also includes a deluxe sized Behind the Scenes primer.

VLCC Gold Radiance Facial Kit - Gold has so many benefits. In fact, this set includes six individual kits. Each kit includes the gold scrub, the gold peel off mask, the gold gel, and the gold cream which are all fortified with gold oxide. For under $25, this is truly the perfect present for those beauty lovers looking to enjoy an inexpensive yet quality gold gift.

Redken Metallic Color Rebel Hair Makeup in Gold Glitter - Whether you are searching for a stocking stuffer or searching for that side-gift, every gold lover in your life will not only appreciate this gift, but love it too. Enhance your hair this holiday with a hint of glitz and glamour with this limited-edition ravishing Redken addition. For only $20, tis the season to glitter and great hair.

Give the gift of beauty and of gold this holiday season. Happy Holidays!

Introducing the Conture

What if I were to tell you that there is a beauty breakthrough launching this Tuesday, December 15th? Not just any beauty breakthrough; however, but a beauty device that delivers real results without the use of needles, drugs or any risk. Improving the skin's overall radiance by 90%, the Conture is a beauty breakthrough launching this Friday.

The Conture is a modern and revolutionary new tool that works to stimulate the skin using a pain-free sonic vacuum system. Backed by science, this tool works safely and securely to restore your skin by lifting and releasing specific areas of the skin which are targeted by the device. The result? Vibrant, healthy, glowing and youthful looking skin.

This device is safe, painless and non-invasive and can be used on both the face and the neck. One used only by professionals and now it can be used by you too. Clinical studies have been conducted showing that the Conture diminishes fine lines, wrinkles and crow's feet. Amazing right? The best part is, it takes only 2 minutes of your time and is under $200. The perfect present for those beauty enthusiasts looking to restore and maintain the fountain of youth.

The Conture will be available on for $199 on Tuesday, December 15th. Catch up with the Conture device and visit the official site today. Tis the season to beautiful skin and a brand new you. Happy Holidays!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Get the hair look: Gigi Hadid at the 2015 American Music Awards

Gigi Hadid at the 2015 AMAs.
(Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
Gigi Hadid is one of the hottest fashion models and television personalities in the world today. She is one of the presenters for the 2015 American Music Awards, which airs tonight on ABC. Recently Hadid showed off her new hairstyle that consisted of a sleek yet textured bob. For tonight's look, Hadid was styled by the one and only celebrity stylist, Bryce Starlett.

"I was really inspired by the neckline of the dress. The dress called for a short, sexy yet easy looking hair" Starlett said about the inspiration behind Hadid's hair look.Can the look be recreated? Absolutely.

After shampooing and conditioning the hair, Starlett towel dried Hadid's hair. He then, applied the Matrix StyleLink Volume Builder Mousse to Hadid's roots followed by the Matrix StyleLink Gloss Booster to the ends. After he completed this, he combed her entire hair through.

Next, Starlett took a medium barreled round brush and started to blow out Hadid's hair away from the face to create instantaneous volume. As he continued, he applied the Matrix StyleLink Height Riser at the roots. After he applied this product, he brushed Hadid's hair back with a boar bristle brush. This allowed the hair to stay in place.

As Starlett continued, he applied the Matrix StyleLink Gloss Booster again, which smoothed out the hair and added shine. After he completed this, he used a flat iron on Hadid's hair which created a very sleek yet chic style.

Starlett used the Matrix StyleLink Texture Builder to give this sexy bob a little bit of texture, which finished the look.

Congratulations! You have just recreated this amazing hair look Gigi Hadid wore at the 2015 American Music Awards.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Introducing the Immortal Kajal Lasting Cream Eyeliner

A Kajal is simply a kohl liner that originated from various parts of Asia and Africa. The name comes from the Arabic word "kuhl", the Hebrew word "kahal", and the Persian word "sorme". Kajal eyeliners have been used during the Protodynastic Egyptian periods dating all of the way back to 3,100 BCE. Used originally to protect against various eye maladies, Kajals were very popular among Middle Eastern women.

Palladio Beauty has recently introduced the Immortal Kajal Lasting Cream Eyeliner in five unique shades. These shades include: Power (an intense black), Purity (a stunning satin white), Mystery (a mysterious charcoal grey), Dynasty (a vibrant turquoise blue) and Royalty (a cool plum).

Providing your eyes with perfect pigmentation that produces one of the finest color payoffs, this long-lasting beauty essential goes on creamy and dries to a powder finish. Enhanced with Argan oil, this Kajal is also quite blendable and works amazing for tight lining too.

Whether you are searching to create the ultimate smoky eye or simply looking to mimic the famous Cleopatra eye look, you can do so with this amazing addition. Plus, you can apply this to the waterline and as I said previously, tight line your eyes.

The Immortal Kajal Lasting Cream Eyeliner is available now at Palladio Beauty for $6. For more information, check out Palladio Beauty today.

Holidays 2015: Clarisonic

Clarisonic is a world-renowned skin care brand that works to reveal healthy skin. As the inventors of the first sonic skin cleansing system in 2004, Clarisonic has evolved into one of the biggest beauty brands in the world. Located in the heart of Redmond, Washington; Clarisonic is recommended by dermatologists, cosmetics surgeons, spas, and prestige boutiques and stores. Gentle enough to use twice a day, this brand offers some of the greatest skin cleansing devices on the planet. So, what are the best Clarisonic essentials for the holidays this year?
SMART Profile Holiday White Gift Set - This amazing Clarisonic gift includes the SMART Profile device, two extra brush heads (the dynamic facial brush head and the turbo massage body brush), a pedi smoothing disc, the pLink charger, a refining skin polish, and a refreshing gel cleanser. This gift also includes the limited-edition Keith Haring Bag. The SMART Profile device costs $265 alone, so aside from the device you are getting all of these other amazing essentials, which makes it a true beauty steal and one of the gifts you can give this holiday season. ($265 at Clarisonic)

Mia 2 Keith Haring "Dance" Skin Cleansing System - Recently artist Keith Haring lent his creatvity to the Clarisonic brand. His designs are quite iconic and featured on the devices which makes them quite unique. This Clarisonic gift includes the limited-edition Mia 2 Keith Haring "Dance" facial cleansing device, replacement sensitive brush head, the pLink charger, and a refreshing gel cleanser. This amazing gift also includes the limited-edition Keith Haring Bag. And like every other device, comes fully equipped with the 2-year warranty. (149 at Sephora)

Mia 2 Keith Haring "Dream" Skin Cleansing System - Keith Haring was an artist and social activist from Pennsylvania who died from AIDS in early 1990. Although he is gone, his art remains forever. Clarisonic has recently shared his designs by including them on some of the devices and on limited-edition device travel bags. Speaking of limited-editions, this gift is really something special. You will receive a Mia 2 in the color "Dream" (a stunning fuchsia-like-purple) along with two sensitive brush heads, a pLink charger, and a sample size cleanser. You will also receive a special edition Keith Haring bag which features his art. ($149 at Clarisonic)

Mia 1 Electric Pink Holiday Set - For the holidays this year, Clarisonic is offering their one-speed wonder in "Electric Pink" for under $100. The best part is you will receive a sensitive brush head, a deep pore brush head, a pLink charger, and a sample size cleanser to complete this gift. Talk about a real beauty steal. If you are searching for the perfect present, you can make any skin care lover's holiday with this one. ($99 at Clarisonic)

Mia 2 Starry Night Gift Set - This amazing Clarisonic addition includes a Mia 2 facial cleansing device in the color 'blue moon', the pLink charger, and a Sonic Radiance skin renewing peel wash. This amazing Clarisonic gift also includes a travel case in the 'blue moon' color. On top of these Clarisonic essentials, you will also receive the Dr. Jart+ BB Night Beauty Balm (travel size), the Algenist Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Serum (travel size), and the Boscia Tsubaki Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask (travel size). There is no need to contemplate and debate this purchase, as this is the perfect present for every beauty and skin care lover in your life. ($149 at Sephora)

Brush Head 4-Pack - Do you already own the Clarisonic sonic cleansing skin device? If so, then you just may want to check out their latest limited-edition holiday offerings, the 4-pack. Available in two sets (one for sensitive brush heads and the other for combination brush heads) each pack includes four brush heads. You get four brush heads. If you do the math, you getting four brush heads for the price of three. Whether you are searching for stocking stuffers or a stand-alone gift for someone who is a proud owner of the Clarisonic, this is the one. ($81 at Clarisonic)

Catch up with Clarisonic today. Happy Holidays!