Monday, December 28, 2015

Givenchy Earrings

As quite a few of you already know, I love Nordstrom. It is an amazing place to shop and also eat. In case you haven't had the chance, you need to head to a Nordstrom nearest you so you can enjoy an amazing lunch at one of their cafes.
 
My amazing boyfriend Joe is always surprising me and this holiday, he went all out. One of the things he bought me were these gorgeous Givenchy earrings from Nordstrom.
 
I fell in love with these earrings the moment I saw them. They are stunning yet simple and are in my element. I also love the gold shade, as gold is one of the most universal colors ever and works all year round.
 
Also I want to let you know that checked the site and from my understanding they are still there, only marked down. Shopping is always fun, but if you are looking to save money, the best times to shop are after Thanksgiving (the beginning of the countdown to Christmas), a few days before Christmas and after Christmas. It's officially 4 days after Christmas, so you just may want to check out Nordstrom when you get the chance. Just click here to visit the site now.

Victoria's Secret: Rose Foil + Neon Hot Pink

My amazing boyfriend Joe goes above and beyond when it comes to surprising me with gifts. Especially those little gems from one of my favorite stores, Victoria's Secret. I was only a child when I first discovered Victoria's Secret and back then, the brand was different. And although it has always been a great brand, it has evolved immensely since then.

Everything is intensified now. Back then, they had an array of beautiful styles, but it wasn't original let alone different than what you could find in your nearest department store. Now, they have unique things that you cannot find other places that in short, stand out.
 
The Very Sexy in the Rose Foil (which you can find here) and in the Neon Hot Pink (which you can grab here) are stunning. The colors really embody romance at it's finest and are the perfect dynamic duo to wear during the holidays, including Valentine's Day which is approaching us soon. My boo said he loved these colors hence why he got them for me for Christmas.
 
Remember, today is the start of their semi-annual sale online so you can expect to save up to 60% off, sometimes more. The deals are endless and this is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of them considering the brand is offering free shipping when you spend $50 on clothing or $100 or more on your entire purchase. To get started shopping at Victoria's Secret, just click here.

Victoria's Secret: Love Red Lace with Nude Illusion Embellished + Silver Foil

Do you know what today is? Today is Victoria's Secret's semi-annual sale online. Not sure when it is suppose to happen in-stores, but I think if you tweet @VictoriasSecret you could probably find out when. I am a huge fan of Victoria's Secret. I don't care what anyone says, I love their bras. My favorite collections are both the Very Sexy and the Dream Angels; however, for Christmas this year my boo bought me a lot of bra and panty sets from the Very Sexy line.
The two new additions include the Very Sexy in both the Love Red Lace with Nude Illusion Embellished and in the Silver Foil. You grab these two gems both here. The matching thongs really make me love and appreciate these stunning VS additions even more so. Absolutely gorgeous and look even more beautiful in person than in the photos.
 
To get started shopping at Victoria's Secret just click here right now.

Victoria's Secret: Ivory Embellished

 
As many of you already know, I love shopping at Victoria's Secret. I love everything from the bra and panty sets to the underwear (bikini, cheekini, brief, hipster, thong, G-string, etc.) to the pajamas and lounge wear to even their beauty products including their fragrances. Recently, I have also garnered a liking towards their swimwear along with their athletic (or sport line). Last year, I was very proud of my bikini purchase, as earlier this year I was very proud of my sports bra and matching pant purchase, so of course when my boo asked me what I wanted for Christmas, one of the first things I said to him was "Victoria's Secret".

I don't know a single woman who would turn down Victoria's Secret, as the brand has evolved and offers an extensive selection of bras, panties, lingerie, sleep, beauty, swim, sport and clothing. They also offer and individual PINK line and an array of ongoing clearance. Every time I go into a store or look at the official website, I am like a kid in a candy store.

One of my very first choices was the Very Sexy push-up in Ivory Embellished. The matching thong of course is gorgeous too. Included with the purchase was this beautiful yet quite chic and simple backpack kind of bag. I really enjoy Victoria's Secret's gift with purchases (or GWPs) because they offer a great selection quite often. I am so happy I grabbed this bra and panty set while I did, as I looked on the website today and it is sold out. I am unsure if they are still offering it for sale or if you have to shop via catalog to find it or if they are going to include it in their semi-annual sale which started at 3 am this morning on the website.

If you are looking to shop at Victoria's Secret, I suggest heading to the official website today, as they just started their semi-annual sale this morning. You can save a lot of money. If you make any clothing purchases of $50 or more, you can receive free shipping. And if you spend $100 or more, you can receive free shipping on your purchases too. I am unsure when the semi-annual starts offline (or in-store) but I am sure you can ask one of the representatives on the site, as they offer online chat. You can also tweet them @VictoriasSecret and ask them when it starts in-store.

December 2015: Beauty Favorites

The red velvet roses at ProFlowers, one of my
favorites for December.
As December is one of the most exciting months of the year, it is also the final month of the year. With everything from Christmas to Boxing Day to NYE, a lot of amazing things always happen this month. As we say goodbye to 2015 and hello to 2016, there are an array of new discoveries including beauty favorites. So, what are my beauty favorites for the month of December?
 
MAKEUP

One of the most popular makeup techniques in the world today is contouring and what better way to embrace the concept than with this amazingly new discovery, the AEsethica Cream Contour Kit. For only $59, this incredible contour palette is one of my beauty favorites for the month and features 6 silky creams that work together to sculpt and define your face, allowing you to put only your best face forward. As we head into 2016, I am definitely taking this AEsthetica addition with me.
 
SKIN CARE
 
Infused with everything from argan, borage, arnica and more, the Tata Harper Beautifying Oil works to hydrate the skin as well as, brighten the skin delivering only instantaneous moisture that corrects and protects your skin's natural acid mantle. For under $50, this product is 100% organic and is free of everything from synthetic chemicals and fragrances to even fillers, sulfates, parabens, GMOs and even gluten. As one of my beauty favorites this month, I am confident that once you discover this amazing face oil from Tata Harper it will become one of your favorites too.

BATH & BODY

Whether you are looking for the perfect pore purge or simply that divine detox, you can get all of that and more with the detoxing truffles. Made with real food-grade activated charcoal, these incredible additions to the CHEN brand will not only unclog pores, they will heal and nourish your skin too. Whether you have dry, oil, combination and even sensitive skin, this essential is great for every skin type. Available at CHEN Skin Health, the detoxing truffles start at $5 each when you buy 5 ($25) and go up from there. As they work amazing on the body, they also work on the face too. Definitely one of my personal favorites this month.

FRAGRANCE

The discovered the Mix•o•logie, including it's Blendable Perfume Collecton set earlier this month. The entire set comes fully equipped a beautiful box with eight rollerball fragrance oils along with seven recipe cards. The fragrance oils include: Electric (citrus twist), Serene (light floral), Tenacious (crisp vanilla), Sultry (wild musk), Free (ocean mist), Assured (natural), Inspired (rose floral) and Tender (Fruity). You can create your own fragrance and the best part is, everything is free of alcohol so it is not harsh and smells quite natural. The Mixologie Blendable Perfume collection is available for just $69.

HAIR

Ever since I discovered Style Edit's Root Concealer, I have been quite obsessed with it. It is a magnificient mask for every hair color and it is great for those of you who want to extend the life of your color and will give you the much needed boost you are looking to achieve from such a product, as well. The applicator literally targets the area (or areas) that need the color and applies it generously. The best part is, it isn't permanent and is free from parabens and peroxide too. Available in virtually every shade for $24.50, this spectacular Style Edit addition is a product you will benefit from.

NAILS

One of my favorite nail products if not my favorite for the month of December is definitely the New Globe Walk Snow Globe nail polish from NAILS INC. For only $15, this nail polish really brings so much to this month. As the sparkles tend to lay on the bottom, you can shake the bottle and it transforms into a gorgeous gold glitter nail polish. The sparkle in this fabulous NAILS INC. is very light, but you can apply it generously for a more glam look which I love. This nail polish is limited-edition so once it is gone, it is gone for good. That is unless they bring it back of course.
 
TOOLS
 
When I first discovered the Beauty Rounds from the Q-tips brand I was quite baffled. Baffled in the best way possible, that is. Why? Because they are not only incredibly effective, but they are also affordable. They also work for almost everything. Whether you want to remove your makeup or even tone your skin, you can use them. Whether you want to apply and blend your makeup, the beauty rounds work. Are you looking to remove your nail polish? If so, you will love these even more. If you are looking to clean your makeup brushes, they are an amazing essential that can help. You can grab the Q-tips Beauty Rounds at your nearest Walmart, Target, Walgreens, CVS, and Rite Aid. You can also find them online at Amazon too.
 
OTHER
 
My boyfriend Joe recently found himself on ProFlowers.com where he discovered an amazing bouquet of red velvet roses. For only $49.99 you can get 18 or for $69.98 you can get 36 plus the price of the vase, shipping and other additions. Also, if packages interest you that allow you to gift someone for 2 days, you can give 18 red velvet roses plus 6 of their swizzled berries or you can give 36 red velvet roses plus 12 of their swizzled berries. Prices vary and are subject to change on the packages. These are a beauty favorite simply because they look even more striking in person than they do in the photo. To complete this month's beauty favorites, if you are interested in beautiful roses, these are the one for you.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Holidays 2015: Desert Essence

Desert Essence oil blends
Founded over 30 years ago (1978 to be exact) Desert Essence is one of the most popular organic beauty brands in the world today. As a cruelty-free beauty brand, all over their products are 100% vegetarian. As the entire organics line is vegan-friendly, some of their beeswax and honey ingredient essentials are not vegan. When I first discovered this brand, I guess you could say that I fell in love with almost everything from it. With everything from skin care to hair care and more, they are evolving.
 
In fact, as the brand continues to grow there is a lot to discover and experience. Some of my favorites from the Desert Essence brand include:
 
These three essentials literally remind of Italian ice. You know, the kind that smells like limoncello? If you love a fresh lemon scent that is not overpowering, this is the one. I don't know what it is, but I have been obsessed with lemon lately.
 
If you are a chai lover like myself, you will appreciate the gourmand notes in this hand and body lotion. As moisturizing as this product is, the scent leaves a lot to love and appreciate. If you love chai, it's simple - you will love this amazing Desert Essence addition.
 
This has a nice gourmand smell that one can really appreciate, especially if you enjoy a unique fusion of a creamy fruity fragrance with a plethora of warm notes. If you love coconuts and enjoy a good coconut cream that smells uniquely fresh, this is the one.
 
If you can appreciate a spicy Fall scent that embodies true tradition, this hand cream is definitely one you will not only love, but appreciate. I discovered this beauty essential this year and have been quite a fan ever since.
 
 
What makes the above essentials different from other brands? They are organic and certified organic. This means that there are no artificial ingredients and nothing is lab created. So, what you are using is free of everything from parabens to sulfates to phthalates to synthetic chemicals and dyes and much more.
 
When it comes to stocking stuffers, I love virtually everything that I can take on a plane. When you travel often or are constantly on-the-go, it is important to have those little travel sized essentials always on hand. Some of my favorite travel size essentials include:
 
 
Whether you are looking to discover beautiful skin in the most natural yet effective way possible or simply looking to give back, you can do so when you purchase any of Desert Essence's Oil Blends. Every time you purchase one, Desert Essence will donate 1% to the Plan International USA 'Because I am a Girl' initiative. Amazing right?
 
The oil blends include:
 
When it comes this dynamic duo, the results are ultimately divine. This oil will hydrate even the driest of skin and hair, making it one of the best ever. This is also amazing to use for oil pulling. Great for every area including your face, your hair, your body, your teeth and more.
 
As this terrific trio of blended oils works generously to hydrate the skin, it also works to soften skin and renew the skin too. It also works as a natural toner and makes an outstanding protector. This is amazing for every part of your body, especially your face, your body and your hair.
 
This outstanding beauty essentials offers an array of benefits. Whether you are searching to protect your skin from various forms of DNA damage, including environmental stressors such as pollution, smoke or anything that can harm the skin; this trio also works to prevent and repair your skin too. Infused with a variety of nutrients, this is great for the face, the body, the hands, the nails and the hair.
 
With every purchase one of these oil blends, you are supporting an amazing organization. Check out other oils from the line hereTo visit Desert Essence, simply click here right now. Happy Holidays!

Holiday Hair Hacks from TRESemmé

TRESemmé offers some of the greatest
hair care essentials in the world today.
TRESemmé is a world-renowned hair care brand that can be found in virtually every drugstore across America. Started in the late 40s (1947 to be exact). After being part of the Godefroy Manufacturing company for many years, TRESemmé was purchased a little over two decades in 1968 by Alberto-Culver. With the intent to distribute only to salons, TRESemmé eventually became an Unilever brand. With everything from shampoos and conditioners to an array of styling products, this amazing hair brand is the official sponsor of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
 
For the holidays TRESemmé has shared various ways to keep your hair very merry and bright during the holiday season. So, what are they?
 
Suffering from dry hair? No problem. Just wash and condition your hair with the TRESemmé Moisture Rich Shampoo followed by the TRESemmé Moisture Rich Conditioner. The Moisture Rich line offers targeted hydration which works to restore hair from root-to-tip.
 
Looking to protect your hair? Simply use the TRESemmé Thermal Creations Mousse for the ultimate blow out experience. Heat can do a lot to hair; however, you should never feel guilty about blow drying your hair let alone straightening or curling it. Another amazing product is the TRESemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray. By adding these products into your life, you achieve results without ruining your hair.
 
Is your hair frizzy? Are you searching for smooth hair? Just apply the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Smoothing Crème Serum. As the ultimate treatment, this is a real gift for your hair so expect nothing short of amazing.
 
Looking for a chic yet very sleek style? Simply apply the TRESemmé Extra Firm Gel. Not only will this hair care styling essential keep your hair in place, but it will create a very chic yet sleek style without weighing the hair down.
 
Suffering from static? No Problem. Just take the TRESemmé Climate Control Hair Spray and style your hair a spritz of this incredible styling product and addition to TRESemmé. The cold weather can really counteract with your style in more ways than one. The last thing you want is for your hair to turn into a dryer sheet this holiday season.
 
Do you want to bring some holiday cheer to your hair this season? Simply grab the TRESemmé Fresh Start Voluminizing Shampoo Dry Shampoo and spray your hair. It is the perfect pick-me-up for those of you looking for volume and also those of you looking to combat oil this holiday.
 
Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 18, 2015

Matrix SoColor stylist George Papanikolas talks Bronde, Ronze and Winter


George Papanikolas
As one of the most requested colorists in the world of hair, George Papanikolas is the Matrix SoColor celebrity stylist. As a celebrity favorite, Papanikolas separates his time in between the big apple (NYC) at the Rita Hazan Salon, the city of angels (LA) at the Andy Lecompte Salon and the city of gold (Dubai) at the Belle Femme Salon. Just recently I had the opportunity to speak to him about all things hair including the latest hair color trends - Bronde and Ronze.

When I asked Matrix's SoColor celebrity stylist about the hottest hair trends this holiday season, without hesitation he told us Bronde and Ronze.

"Bronde" and "Ronze" are the hot shades for the Holiday Season. Bronde works for blondes who want to go darker, but not too dark, and for Brunettes who want to go lighter but not too light. It's safe to say it's a universally flattering shade since it falls right in the middle of the hair color spectrum. Ronze is the hot shade for Red Heads. It's a mixture of Copper Red, and Bronze Brown. The tones of all these shades should be adjusted to factor your natural hair color and skin tone."

He went on to tell us that they are the most popular hair colors right now. When beauty examiner Sarah Afshar asked Papanikolas about hair care tips, he told me:

"The best results come from the way you accent your natural hair color. Any time you try something extreme, more than two shades darker or lighter increases your chances of the look being less than flattering."

Papanikolas also shared another tip with us:

"Another tip is that your color needs more than just color safe shampoos. With all the wavy styles that are so hot during the holiday season you also need a heat protecting product. The Matrix Style Link Heat Buffer allows you to use the irons without worrying about the damage."

But the main question is, what is the biggest hair coloring mistake one can make? What is the biggest hair coloring don't'? According to Papanikolas going too dark. In fact, he told us:

"Don't go too dark. Women think they need to go darker in the winter, but this is a myth. You already feel drab from the weather so why would you do the same to the hair? Instead opt for a warm rich gloss to liven things up."

To schedule George for an appointment or to receive a complimentary consultation, just click here right now. Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Bath & Body Works introduces Red Velvet Cheer

Bath & Body Works introduces
Red Velvet Cheer.
For one week only, Bath & Body Works is offering a new sweet-smelling scent, Red Velvet Cheer. From December 11th until December 18th, you get the opportunity to experience this delicious red velvet cake fragrance. With an unique blend of red velvet frosting and Christmas citrus notes along with festive Apple, whipped cake batter, hot cocoa, frozen creamsicle and Winter woods, this smells good enough to eat. This signature collection is exclusively available through the Bath & Body Works brand.

Bath & Body Works will offer the Red Velvet Cheer Fine fragrance mist for $14, which is the perfect gift for those who prefer gourmand body mist over a traditional parfum. It's light enough for virtually every age and the perfect present for those who love smelling amazing. The brand will also offer the Red Velvet Cheer shower gel for $12.50 which is the perfect essential for those of you who enjoy an amazing shower experience with America's favorite bath and body brand. And to finish off your shower, there is nothing better than the Red Velvet Cheer body lotion which is great for instantaneous moisture. This is also being offered for $12.50.

The scent does not stop there. Bath & Body Works is known for possessing some of the greatest body products in the world, as they are for their home fragrance. They are offering a limited-edition Red Velvet Cheer 3-wick candle for $22.50 that gives you the opportunity to enjoy this fragrance in the comfort of your own home. The brand is also offering their famous PocketBac hand sanitizers in the Red Velvet Cheer fragrance for $1.75. This is the perfect stocking stuffer for everyone and an outstanding way to keep your hands clean throughout the day.

Red Velvet Cheer will be available this Friday, December 11th and will continue to be available both online and in-store until Friday, December 18th. It is currently available on the official website for pre-order. You can make everyone's spirits brighter this holiday with this fragrance collection. Other scents offered this season from Bath & Body Works include the traditional Vanilla Bean Noel, Winter Candy Apple, and Twisted Peppermint. The brand has also featured two new amazing scents which include Merry Berry Christmas and Jingle All the Way.

Bath & Body Works is one of the greatest specialty retailers of fragrant products on the planet. For over 25 years, they have produced some of the greatest bath and body essentials as well as, amazing things for the home. With over 1,600 Bath & Body Works locations worldwide, you can discover some of the best ever at the official site today. Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 4, 2015

Holidays 2015: High-Tech Beauty Gifts

The Legend airbrush system by
Luminess Air.
When one thinks of technology, they think of innovation, creativity and the most importantly-growth. Without technology, there is no growth and without growth there is no progress. Everything that has been done can only be recycled so many times before it becomes banal. Technology is all about change, as technology is all about going up and moving forward. High-tech has changed the evolution of the world, including the world of beauty. The question remains; however, what are the best high-tech beauty gifts?

PMD Personal Microderm - Microdermabrasion allows you to remove various layers of dry, dead skin from your face and body. Although you can remove this using a traditional face scrub, this device helps you exfoliation over 700% times better than a regular, standard scrub. If that isn't high-tech, I don't know what is. As a $179, this device is available for only $159 and for $40 more, you can upgrade to the PRO device.

Clarisonic SMART Profile - Not only will this high-tech beauty gem remove your makeup over 11 times better than the traditional hand wash method, but it removes various environmental stressors such as pollution, etc. 30 times better than the same method. Can you believe it? This system features four speeds and reads everything including the brush heads you place with it. Whether you are searching for a smarter cleanse that is more powerful and effective or simply looking for that life changing device, this is it. For just $265, this facial and body cleansing device really is SMART.

Kathy Ireland Skincare by ReVive Anti-Aging Light Therapy - After using this product you will notice that your skin's texture and tone will improve dramatically, as will your actual skin. Skin will appear more radiant as the collagen and elastin will be stimulated. This is one of the most nature yet effective ways to treat an array of skin issues. This FDA-cleared light therapy device features a portable device for under $50, a clinical device for under $170, and full-face beauty panel for under $400, making it one of the most effective high-tech additions to the beauty world right now.

Luminess Legend Airbrush System - This airbrush system works generously to prevent and eliminate cross contamination. It is also compact and fits in most handbags. For under $250, this high-tech airbrush system provides you with easy, quick and most importantly, long-lasting application while delivering real results. This entire set has everything you need to put your best face forward. This is truly a legend.

FOREO LUNA - It isn't everyday that you will find a device that features a deep yet gentle facial cleanse that also provides your skin with anti-aging technology that works to reduce fine lines and prevent them from happening. This little high-tech gem also firms the skin. For under $200, this is a hybrid in it's own right and is truly amazing for every skin type.

The Conture - When it comes to beauty-forward essentials, this revolutionary device works to stimulate your skin by gently lifting and releasing target skin areas using an unique vacuum system. As a pain-free and safe beauty tool, you can expect real results. Great for both the face and the neck. Available for just $199, the Conture will launch December 15th. Just in time for the holidays.

GHD Platinum Professional Styler - Introduced early this year (2015) this styler works to straighten and smooth your hair without pulling your hair. For under $250, this flat iron features an amazing hinge, advanced floating plates, an incredible heat protector, an universal voltage and automatic shut off along with a sturdy swivel cord making one of the first of it's kind and one of the best high-tech beauty gifts right now.

FOREO ISSA mini - Made from durable silicone, this toothbrush is as innovative as it gets. Using Sonic Pulse technology, the ISSA mini will not only effectively clean your teeth, but protect your teeth too. On top of that, you use your phone to charge it. Available in 4 fun colors, this toothbrush is a new approach to dental care. For under $120 (and currently on sale for under $100) this toothbrush is great for children, teens and adults and the perfect high-tech gift for every beauty lover in your life.

Baby Quasar Pure Rayz - LEDs emit natural wavelengths of light which work to stimulate your skin's cells. As an FDA-cleared device that is compact, this is one of the best ways to reduce wrinkles. Great for every skin type and skin tone, this award-winning device uses 40 LEDS along with four distinct wavelengths of light, which work for even penetration. On top of that, you are getting the highest power of output which means you are getting a high level of collagen production. For under $250, you can expect to notice results within a few weeks.

Juverest The Sleep Wrinkle Pillow - As one of the newest ways to deal with facial wrinkling, this pillow works to minimize facial contact with the pillow surface. In short, this prevents wrinkles from happening. Made from 100% polyurethane-foam, this is very soft and comfortable. For under $160, this pillow not only works to prevent and repair sleep wrinkles, it changes your entire sleep regimen which reduces further damage. And as it does this, corrects both neck and back alignment. What makes this pillow high-tech? This pillow helps maintain a youthful appearance.

SarahPotempa Beachwaver Pro - Created by celebrity hairstylist Sarah Potempa, this high-tech hair gem leaves a lot to not only love, but appreciate too. In fact, what makes this curling iron so fabulous goes beyond it's beveled design and tourmaline infused with gold powder to protect your hair. It rotates automatically and will rotate left and right, depending on the direction you are going and side you are curling. For under $200, this rotating curling iron is truly innovative and guides you into true hair glamour and greatness.

CandyLipz Lip Pump - Featuring four unique models, this device is for every lip under the sun. Whether you have thin lips or full lips, this device works efficiently and effectively to plump and lift your lips. Studies have been conducted and show that lips increased almost 40% from their original lip size. The results are very much real, making CandyLipz lip pump one of the best high-tech beauty gifts there is. For under $70, you will not find another device as impressive as this one.

T3 Whirl Trio Interchangeable Styling Wand - For $270, this styling wand features three unique barrels that are powered by tourmaline and infrared technology which work to prevent heat damage. Using 5 settings, this wand also features an interlock system that makes it easy to change the barrels while prevents your hair device from overheating. Aside from that, it includes heat-resistant gloves and a mat which is quite secure. Great for all hair types, this is a winner.

illuminage Skin Rejuvenating Pillowcase - Featuring a thread count of 249, this pillowcase uses 100% Cupron copper oxide polyester, which works to restore and renewal your skin while you sleep. As an essential mineral with many benefits, copper is used to stimulate the natural proteins in your skin while protecting your skin's natural acid mantle. Grab yourself a standard size for only $60 or a king size for only $15 more and you are good to go.

JeNu Ultrasonic Infuser - This device uses the power of ultrasound energy to maximize skin care product absorption. Whether you want to use their product or use your favorite serum, this product will deliver it to the skin faster than using a sponge or your fingers. So, as a result, you will notice that the product works better and skin is improved over time. For under $250 (and currently under $187 for the holidays) this high-tech beauty device will make your skin look and feel alive. Great for eye area. Whether you are looking for a gift for your mom, your wife, your girlfriend, etc. this is definitely one to consider.

LightStim for Acne - There is something that should be said about LED light therapy. It delivers lights the same way plants absorb light or light energy from the sun. When plants grow, they grow because of this. Now imagine your skin. What happens when LED touches your skin? It grows the same way. This device works to regenerate and restore skin proteins and cells. For under $170, this is the best high-tech beauty gift for those looking to prevent, correct and repair acne. It is efficient, effective and the best way to clear up acne. Say goodbye to breakouts, say hello to beautiful skin.

Sultra 'The Bombshell' Curling Iron - Whether you have ultra-thick hair or ultra-thin hair, dry or damaged hair, than this hair device is for you. Using ThermaTru Ceramic technology, this curling iron works to prevent your hair from heat damage. Great for those with color treated tresses, this spectacular Sultra addition also includes auto shut off features too. For only $130, this curling iron is one of the best high-tech hair gifts you can buy this year.

Rodan and Fields Redefine Macro Exfoliator - When it comes to removing dead skin cells from the face, this high-tech beauty tool is one of the best there is. Using DOC-SMART technology, this device chooses the duration and the degree of where to remove the dead skin cells from the surface. As a result, skin looks and appears healthier and smoother, revealing only beautiful skin. Available for $279, you will notice results just after one use.

Luminess AirSupremacy - For under $30, AirSupremacy provides you with a compact aerosol bottle spray that is perfect for travel, as it fits into virtually every makeup bag. If you are on-the-go and want to reach for a foundation, this product is readily available too. Whether you are searching for a side-gift or simply a stocking stuffer, this product offers everything from foundation to bronzer to blush to highlighter and more.

Conair Facial Sauna System - Like a true sauna experience, this beauty essential will not only clear your mind, but your pores too. As versatile as this is, it will unclog your pores virtually effortlessly. Featuring dual sauna cones, including a wide cone for face and narrow for sinus, this high-tech beauty gift is the perfect present for those beauty enthusiasts searching for an at-home spa experience. For under $100, this is a true beauty steal.

When it comes to cutting edge technology, these beauty essentials definitely prove why they are the best gifts to give this holiday season. Whether you are a high-tech beauty junkie or know someone who enjoys an unique beauty gift, these options are perfect. Happy Holidays!

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LEADERS Masks make great stocking stuffers this holiday season

LEADERS is beauty brand that offers an extensive line of sheet masks that work for every skin type. Exclusively available at ULTA Beauty, LEADERS takes the Korean beauty sheet-mask trend to a whole new level offering a variety for every skin type. With Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Three Kings Day, Las Posadas, Anastasia of Sirmium and Yule approaching us, LEADERS offers great gifts and stocking stuffers this holiday season.

7 Wonders Himalayan Camellia Pore Minimizing Mask - Using Artemisia extracts, licorice root extracts, and ginseng root extracts, this mask is ideal for those of you with irritated and sensitive skin. It is also ideal for those of you in need of radiance, as this mask will leave your skin feeling fresh and looking dewy. For just $6, this is a great stocking stuffer.

7 Wonders Amazonian Acai Anti-Pollution Mask - When it comes to correct, preventing and repairing DNA and environmental stressors, this is the ideal mask to do that. In fact, this mask works to purify and neutral the effects of these tribulations o the skin. Great for all skin types including sensitive skin, this mask offers an array of extracts that work together to create a wonderful experience for your skin. The best part is, it's only $6.

7 Wonders Caribbean Coconut Calming Mask - Enriched with coconut from the Caribbean, this mask is great for those of you with red and irritation skin. Also, if you suffer from Eczema, this is the perfect present for not just you, but your face too. Great for all skin types, this is outstanding for sensitive skin and will only reveal the most powerful results.

7 Wonders Tundra Cranberry Anti-Aging Mask - Are you looking to firm and contour your face? What about improve visible lines and wrinkles? What about promote hydration? If so, this is the mask for you. Great for all skin types, this mask is fortified with cranberry seed oil and coconut extract. The perfect present for those looking for an amazing at-home treatment for under $10.

7 Wonders Mediterranean Olive Brightening Mask - Infused with olive oil, mallow extract, and peppermint leaf extract, this mask is ideal for those of you with uneven skin tone, dipigmentation and age spots. It is also great for those of you with dull skin looking to brighten your skin. Great for all skin types, this is only $6 at ULTA.

7 Wonders Kalahari Melon Moisturizing Mask - Did you know that Kalahari is region in Africa? Great for all skin types, this mask is the best for those of you with dry skin. As the only mask in the series to deeply hydrate dry skin, this mask is enriched with everything from watermelon seed oil to thyme extract to even coconut extract and more. For under $10, this mask is perfect for everyone with dry skin.

The 7 Wonders line features masks that work to treat, as the Daily Wonders line offers masks you can use everyday. Although both are the perfect, pick-me-up masks, the Daily Wonders masks are great for everyday use and are just $4 as opposed to $6.

Daily Wonders What Happened Last Night Revitalizing Mask - Did you ever wake up from a night of partying with friends and family and notice that your skin just wasn't looking the greatest? Well guess what, this is the solution. Infused with licorice, ginseng and Artemisia extracts, your skin will look radiant and refreshed after using this mask.

Daily Wonders Stop the Clock Anti-Aging Mask - Edelweiss, edelweiss every morning you greet me. Infused with edelweiss and blueberry extract, this is the perfect mask for those of you with fine lines and wrinkles. It is also great for those of you with dry skin with a rough texture. Great for everyday use, this mask will reveal smoother and firmer skin.

Daily Wonders Pore Gone for Good Refining Mask - This is the best mask for those of you with large pores as well as, oily skin. It is also great for those of with shiny sensitive skin that gets irritated easy. Infused with pine leaf and centella asiatica extracts, you can expect a clear and balanced complexion after using this mask.

Daily Wonders Bye-Bye to Dry Hydrating Mask - Enriched with butterfly bush extract and cactus extract, this mask works to hydrate and moisturize the roughest, driest skin. If you have dry skin, this is the perfect essential for you.

For under $40, you can purchase all of 7 Wonders masks and create an amazing gift featuring these amazing additions to the LEADERS brand. And for under $20, you can purchase all of the Daily Wonders masks and give them as a stand-alone gift. You can also purchase both for under $60, leaving you with 10 amazing gifts. They also make the best stocking stuffers too. Spend over $35 right now and receive free shipping with your purchase. For more information about LEADERS, simply visit ULTA today. Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

5 beauty gifts under $5

L'Occitane Almond Soap. Only $5.
It is official, the holidays are here. With only 25 days until Christmas, there is a lot to do until the bells ring into the most anticipated day of the year, Christmas. When you glance at the list of people you have to buy gifts for, you notice a lot of people are unchecked; however, after brainstorming you see that quite a few of them are women. What is the best gift you can give women? Anything relating to beauty. But is it possible to spend less than $5 on a beauty gift? Absolutely. So, what are 5 beauty gifts under $5?
J. Cat Beauty Sparkling Palette - Are diamonds really a girl's best friend or is it just the sparkle that is? If that is the case, this palette is every girl's best friend. This palette features five gorgeous glitter cream shades that really make a statement. With 12 choices to choose from, this is the perfect present for under $5. ($4.99 at J. Cat Beauty)

Scunci Hair Gems - Whether you are looking to glam up your style for the holidays or simply searching for that special gem that accessorizes your entire hair look, this is definitely the one. The holidays are a time to put your best head forward and you will do just that with this spectacular Scunci addition. Tis the season to great glam and even greater hair! ($4.99 at ULTA)

e.l.f. Glitz & Sparkle Eye Set - This limited-edition eyes, lips and face gift features a glitter eyeshadow duo with the famous shadow lock eyelid primer in sheer. One of the best things this holiday is the glam and the ability to create sparkle looks. If you are searching for an amazing beauty gift for $5 and under, this is definitely the one. ($5 at e.l.f.)

Milani Constellation Eyeliner - When it comes to beauty, there are so many unique gifts one can give this holiday and this is one of them. As a limited-edition cream eyeliner, this is as unique as it gets. Featuring multi-colored optics that shimmer, you can wear this as more than just an eyeliner, but an eye shadow too. With three unique shades to choose from, this is a winner. ($5 at Milani)

ULTA Lip Gloss Palette - As compact and adorable as this palette is, it features six stunning shades that take you from natural to glam. This outstanding ULTA gift also includes a mirror and a lip brush for those must needed touch-ups. If you have 100 people to buy for and don't know what to get them, this is definitely a gift to consider. ($4 at ULTA)

You don't have to spend a fortune let alone break your budget this holiday, as there are many gifts under $5 including these five beauty gifts. Happy Holidays!

December 2015: Ellis Faas new brand visual

World-renowned makeup artist Ellis Faas introduces
new brand visual for December 2015.
Ellis Faas is one of the most distinguished yet influential makeup artists of the 21st century. Her resume is quite extensive and includes everyone from Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Yves Saint Laurent, Dolce & Gabbana, Kenzo Takada and more.
 
Although Faas resides in Amsterdam, she travels quite frequently to Paris, New York City and Milan for work. In 2009, Ellis Faas launched her own brand which is considered high-end and can be found at Sephora, Beautylish, B-Glowing and more.
 
Recently, Ellis Faas introduced the official brand visual for December 2015. For the face, Faas used the Ellis Faas foundation followed by the concealer. To set the face, she used the Ellis Faas compact powder. For the cheeks, Faas used the blush in S303 Soft Bronze. As Faas continued with the look, she used the Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes in E103 Deep Black on the eyes and to finish the look, she went in with the Creamy Lips in L101 Blood Red.
 
Ellis Faas is a cruelty-free beauty brand and just recently became a PETA approved brand. A vast majority of Ellis Faas beauty essentials are vegan. This includes the foundations, concealers, compact powders, blushes, eyeliners, lights, glow ups and hot lips. Both the mascaras and creamy eyes include beeswax, as some of the lip products do include carmine.
 
The new brand visual is inspired by the season and really tells a story. A story so histrionic and classic, it is remarkable. For more information about the new brand visual and the Ellis Faas brand, visit the official website today. Happy Holidays!