Gift With Purchase — Beauty.com and Tess Giberson’s Winter Forest Bag

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Beauty.com x Tess Giberson’s Winter Forest Bag

Beauty.com is ringing in the holiday season by offering the exclusive Winter Forest Bag by noted designer Tess Giberson as a free gift with purchase.  The product-filled bag is available only on Beauty.com for shoppers who spend more than $125 at the prestige beauty retailer.  This holiday season’s first designer offering is available while supplies last and can be found at http://www.Beauty.com/TessGiberson.

The Winter Forest Bag is decorated with tree silhouettes in icy blue and black.  With a large, spacious interior and two internal side pockets, this winter-themed bag is perfect for separating toiletries and cosmetics.  The cotton bag is coated making it easy to clean.

“I wanted to create a cosmetic case that was both functional and visually reflective of the effortlessly cool and creative message to which my collections translate.  I chose the tree print as the focus for this collaboration as it is a signature element of my Fall 2014 collection.  The print stemming from a long-time collaboration with my husband and artist, Jon Widman, was a central image used in my designs throughout this season and incorporated into the set design for the show.”

Each Winter Forest Bag comes filled with 13 prestige beauty samples in both deluxe sample and full sizes.  The bag and its contents have an approximate combined retail value of more than $125. The products are:

  1. Alterna Caviar CC Cream 10-in-1 Complete Correction
  2. NUXE® Huile Prodigieuse® Multi-Purpose Dry Oil
  3. Origins® Plantscription™ Anti-aging Serum
  4. h2o+™ Deep Sleep Recovery Cream
  5. bareMinerals® Active Cell Renewal Night Serum
  6. PHYTO Phytopolleine Botanical Scalp Treatment
  7. GoSmile Teeth Whitening Gel
  8. Miracle Skin Transformer Treat & Conceal – Eye and Face
  9. Dr Dennis Gross One-Step Acne Eliminating Pads
  10. tarte lights, camera, lashes! mascara
  11. Tocca Eau de Parfum
  12. Nick Chavez® Color-Saver Sulfate-Free Shampoo
  13. Caudalie® Polyphenol C15 Anti-Wrinkle Defense Serum
  14. An offer for you from the Beauty.com site

While looking to spend $125 on Beauty.com, customers can shop the Holiday Gift Guide and find suggested gifts in categories including Tools, For Him, Value Sets, Pretty Packages and more.  New items that are great for gifting include sets from Bliss, BeautyBlender and L’Occitane.  With free shipping over $35**, shoppers can get holiday-party ready with new products like the Too Faced Melted Kisses set, Laura Geller’s Color Brilliance Trio and BareMinerals Touch-Up To Glow.  Customers browsing for winter skin care products can look to Beauty.com for offerings from top-rated brands like Dr. Dennis Gross, Origins and Erno Laszlo.

Are you going to pick up one of these great bags?  I love these collaborations because it is so much fun to try new products!  I used the Alterna CC Cream after I washed my hair this morning and my hair is so soft!  I will be trying the other products this week.

Enjoy!

 

 

New Fragrance Collection — Robin McGraw Georgia

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Georgia

New fragrance alert! Stake your claim in the timeless spirit of femininity. Inspired by the spirit, love and strength of her mother, Robin’s combination of evocative scents is the perfect underpinning to your own unique womanliness. Spritely floral top notes rise above lingeringly sophisticated middle notes, all tenderly underlined by base notes of a deep sensuality.  Imbue yourself with inspiration — wear to declare.

The notes are:

Top notes — bergamot, pink freesia and water lotus

Middle notes — whimsical orchid, feminine rose and tea leaf

Base Notes — patchouli, soothing amber and coral musk

Alongside the eau de parfum, the Georgia by Robin McGraw collection includes a scented hydrating body butter ($30/8 fl oz), foaming shower gel ($28/8 fl oz) and moisturizing hand cream ($18/3 fl oz).

What I think:  This is such an interesting scent.  It starts sweet and light, then the spicy base notes hit you and linger.  I think it’s sexy and romantic. This scent will be perfect for the upcoming cold winter months.

Available at http://www.hsn.com

Makeup Ideas To Create A Goulish Halloween Look

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Halloween is in a few days, can you believe it?! Do you have your scary look ready?

I usually do my nails with fun Halloween colors and glitter.  And sometimes I do crazy makeup, too.

Below are some great ideas to inspire you to dress up:

Want to be Cleopatra for Halloween?  Or just want a fun, dramatic eye to go out in?  Try these awesome products from Milani:

Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($3.99 USD) — Rich, vibrant color that glides on in a single stroke, delivering a stunning multi-dimensional effect. This eyeshadow can be used wet or dry as a shadow or highlighter.

Eye Tech Perfection Liquid Liner ($6.99 USD): The ergonomic handle is designed to be used by everyone and to line the eyes with ease

Runway Lashes Instant Volume Mascara ($3.99 USD): For lashes that look like they could leap right off the catwalk, swipe on this instant-impact mascara that lasts for hours.

Available at CVS or Get the Look at MilaniCosmetics.com.

Mineral Fusion Nail Polish

Mineral Fusion Nail Polish

What are you putting on your nails this Halloween? Mineral Fusion has your nails covered for all of your crazy costume ideas this Halloween. With over 60 gorgeous shades ($7.99 each), including bright metallics, basic neutrals, deep reds and blues, spunky sparkles and top and base coats, Mineral Fusion is the one-stop destination to complete your look for this spooky time of year!

Each formula is 100% Vegan and free of Formaldehyde, toluene, camphor and dibutyl phthalate.

Availability: Whole Foods Markets nationwide, as well as other fine health food stores and MineralFusion.com.

uslu airlines presents scarily cute nail polishes and lipsticks just in time for Halloween! Above are three of the spooky shades (all named after airport abbreviations):

WOR Lipstick — Bright Ivy Green

BOO Nail Polish — A Dark, Not Quite Navy Blue

CCS Lipstick — A Daring Deep Crimson Red

uslu airlines color products are made by using only the highest quality components, are clinically tested and are formulated for the most sensible skin compatibility. Relying on the most advanced quality formulas, uslu airlines sets the current trends with a range of fantastic colors that are second to none. uslu airlines nail polishes are 5-free! That means no formaldehyde, no dibutyl phthalate, no toluene, no formaldehyde resin and no camphor.

You can purchase at http://www.beautyhabit.com

Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum

Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum

Don’t forget to take care of your skin after all of the crazy Halloween makeup! Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum ($80 USD) is this season’s pick of the patch! Formulated with a powerful dose of Pumpkin Ferment Extract and packaged in orange, this super potent Vitamin C serum improves cellular renewal and works to enzymatically digest dead skin cells and decongest pores. With the help of powerful antioxidant complex, essential nutrients and anti-aging chronopeptide, this revolutionary serum evens skin tone, fights cellular UV damage, stimulates collagen synthesis and optimizes skin physiological activities of defense and cell regeneration.

Purchase at www.drunkelephant.com

What look are you going for this Halloween?  Going to any fun parties?

Scary Nails For Halloween — China Glaze Apocalypse of Colour Collection

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hina Glaze Apocalypse of Colors

hina Glaze Apocalypse of Colors

Run for your life this Halloween as China Glaze unleashes the Apocalypse of Colour. Design an immortal manicure fit for the undead with this mix of scary shimmers, ghoulish glitters and terrifying top coats. Create a spine-chilling look with the six-piece limited edition collection, all the way down to your fingertips and toes.

The horrifying hues in the Apocalypse of Colour collection include:

Rest in Pieces

Rest in Pieces

Getting to Gnaw You: Dark black polish with hints of orange glitter. I used two coats and it was very thick. Has a texture to it, not a smooth glitter.

Getting to Gnaw You

Getting to Gnaw You

• Rest in Pieces: Festive fall glitter combination of copper, gold and black. I put at few coats on this to show the glitter particles, but you only need one or two over another color for a fun look.  Maybe an orange or a tan would look great under this.

I Love Your Guts

I Love Your Guts

• I Love Your Guts: Blood red with specks of black.  I used two coats of this.  It has a nice sandy texture and looks great on.

Don’t Let the Dead Bite

Don’t Let the Dead Bite

• Don’t Let the Dead Bite: Nude base with sporadic red glitter pieces to look like blood splatter across your fingertips.  I used two coats.  I think this would look great over an opaque nude or white polish.

But Of Corpse

But Of Corpse

• But Of Corpse: Gruesome green with specks of black.  Two coats.  This texture was the same as I Love Your Guts.

Ghoulish Glow

Ghoulish Glow

• Ghoulish Glow: Glow-in-the-dark top coat.  This is with two coats, it looks clear in the day.  I tried to take a photo in the dark, but my phone wouldn’t take a good one.  It does glow!  I would wear it over another polish for a fun evening out.

What I think:  This is a fun collection for Halloween and for fall in general!  Definitely dramatic.

China Glaze is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde.

China Glaze Apocalypse of Colour is available now as individual bottles and special 6-piece and 3-piece gift sets at fine salons and beauty supply stores including Sally Beauty and Ulta. For more information, please visit http://www.chinaglaze.com or follow China Glaze on Facebook (@ChinaGlaze), Twitter (@ChinaGlazeOfficial) and Pinterest (pinterest.com/chinaglaze), #CGApocalypse

Product Round-Up — My Fave Beauty Things Week of October 20-26, 2014

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It’s Fall…I guess.  It’s 85 degrees in Kansas City today.  Hot!  It is supposed to cool down in a couple of days.  I hope so, I’d love to be wearing my fall clothes.

Lately, I have been sent so many fabulous products to test.  Below are 5 of my favorites — A refreshing toner, an excellent body butter, a firming neck cream, a natural deodorant and a very cool curling tool.

Korres Pomegranate Toner

Korres Pomegranate Toner

Korres Pomegranate Toner ($22 USD) — This toner gently exfoliates to remove excess oil and dirt from skin, imparting a tighter, smoother, and more matte finish while helping to reduce redness. Pomegranate extract, rich in tannins and polyphenols, helps tighten pores and rejuvenate the look of skin. Alpine willowherb and witch hazel extract help refine the appearance of pores and provide a matte look to the skin. Formulated with natural skin conditioners, this refreshing toner leaves skin feeling soft and smooth.

What I think:  Very refreshing and makes my skin smoother.  I have noticed that my pores appear smaller. Plus, my skin feels cleaner but not dry after I use it.

Available at http://www.sephora.com

L'Occitane Shea Butter Whipped Body Cream

L’Occitane Shea Butter Whipped Body Cream

L’Occitane Shea Butter Whipped Body Cream ($20 USD) — The Shea Butter Whipped Body Cream combines the nourishing properties of a balm with the lightness of a mousse, to help nourish and protect the skin. This whipped formula, made with 10% shea butter, gently melts into the skin when applied, leaving skin supple and comfortable.

What I think:  Easily my favorite body cream or lotion at the moment.  The texture is light and fluffy like whipped cream, but when I apply it, it sinks right into my skin and leaves it so soft!  Plus, it’s not greasy at all.  The scent is very clean.  LOVE! The whipped shea collection also includes a foaming body was ($20 USD) and a travel sized hand cream ($12 USD).

Available at usa.loccitane.com.

StriVectin TL Advanced Tightening Neck Cream

StriVectin TL Advanced Tightening Neck Cream

StriVectin TL Advance Tightening Neck Cream ($95 USD) — This high-performance neck cream includes exclusive Gravitite-CF Lifting Complex, designed to help rebuild the elastin fiber architecture so critical to tightening and lifting the neck and décolletage area, and to improving resistance to gravity over time.  The surface of the skin is instantly hydrated, feeling tighter, smoother and more supple.  Over time, the visible effects of aging appear reversed for even more refined, toned definition and sculpted silhouette.  With even more effective results than the original, 86% of panelists agreed it’s the best neck cream they’ve ever tried.

What I think:  I have been testing this neck cream for a few weeks now.  It’s extremely moisturizing without being greasy.  I have noticed that my skin does seem a bit tighter and smoother.  As I have been aging, my skin has been getting a little looser.  I will continue using this to see if I get any further results.

Available at http://www.strivectin.com

The Healthy Deodorant in Vanilla Lavender

The Healthy Deodorant in Vanilla Lavender

The Healthy Deodorant in Vanilla Lavender ($14 USD) — Essential oils of Spanish lavender and soft vanilla give a light and powdery fresh sensation. This All-Natural, freshly scented deodorant provides superior, long-lasting odor protection. Soothing essential oils blend with powerful anti-oxidants and beta glucan technology for daily defense and nourishment. Clinically Tested. Dermatologist Recommended. No Aluminum. No Paraben. No Propylene Glycol. No Harsh Chemicals.

What I think:  I really like the scent of this natural deodorant.  While it isn’t strong enough for me (I use the clinical strength deodorants), it’s great for my teenage daughters.  And I love that they are using something that is healthy for their skin.

Purchase at http://www.lavanila.com

Infiniti Pro by Conair Curl Secret

Infiniti Pro by Conair Curl Secret

Infiniti Pro by Conair Curl Secret ($99 USD) — In an industry where secrets are everything, the Curl Secret will be your weapon on how to get perfect curls each and every time. Regular curling irons don’t always produce the desired results, but being the fixers they are, the pros at Infiniti Pro by Conair designed this device to draw hair in and release consistently beautiful curls.

What I think: I have been wanting to try this since it came out!  It looked so cool.  And it really is!  I have used it on my shoulder-length hair and my daughter’s long hair and it works really well.  It take a little practice to position it correctly and to use the correct amount of hair, but once I got it, it was fast and easy!  And the curls looked great!

Available at http://www.curlsecret.com

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Need A Cool New Pair of Eyeglasses? Try Warby Parker’s Corner Collection

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Have you heard of Warby Parker?  It’s an eyeglasses and sunglasses company that is extremely cool and affordable.  I wear their glasses, and for the pair I have (Ainsworth in Elderberry), it was $95 for frames and lenses — CRAZY!

A couple of more neat things about Warby Parker: You can choose 5 frames to try on to be mailed to you and then send them back to order the one you love.  And for every pair sold, Warby Parker distributes a pair to someone in need through their non-profit partners.

Their new Corner Collection gets its name from our seasonal preoccupation with silhouettes and angles. Here are a few of my favorites:

Here is a note about the collection from Warby Parker:

This time around, we experimenting with traditional shapes; think crisp keyhole bridges, sloping brow lines, sharp temples, and straight-edged brow bars in a handsome mix of horn-inspired acetate and stainless steel. Our five new frames—Hutton, Topper, Goodney, Teddy, and Quentin—are totally distinctive and a little bit irreverent.

We didn’t forget color, either. Two new hues, Rhubarb and Quartz, round out an intense palette of autumnal and icy shades, terrific for indoorsy cozy times and leaf-crunching rambles alike. (Even when the temps rise again, they’re still good to go.)

My very favorite is the Goodney in Rhubarb ($95 USD).  The shape is a modern cat’s eye and the color is so chic.  But the Topper Crystal ($95 USD) is so cool, too — I wonder what it would look like on? And the Teddy ($145 USD including polarized lenses) in Petal Tortoise is so different!

To order some frames to try at home from the Corner Collection — or any of Warby Parker’s fab frames — visit http://www.warbyparker.com.

And let me know if you own a pair of Warby Parker’s in the comment section: what type and color?

Try A New Makeup Look This Fall

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I have been testing some great new makeup this fall.  I love changing it up every season for a fresh look.

I’ve been testing and loving makeup from Mary Kay, beauty ADDICTS, 20-20 Vision Cosmetics and L’Oreal. I love trying new products and new brands.  Here are some of my new favorites.

Mary Kay CC Cream Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15 ($20 USD) — Get easy complexion correction with a formula that acts like makeup and is formulated like skin care. Lightweight coverage for a natural, flawless-looking complexion, easy out-the-door option without that “made-up” look, minimal shades cover a wide range of skin tones and suitable for all skin types.

Mary Kay Eye Color Palette ($24 USD) — Inspired by the world’s most precious jewels, each tempting palette includes five complementary shades, from matte to high-shimmer, with true color payoff. Intense color in one sweep, color stays true and lasts all day, blendable and buildable and has a luxurious, luminous finish.

Mary Kay Semi-Matte Lipstick ($16 USD) — Sleek sophistication is yours with this color-rich, creamy lipstick. This lipstick claims long-lasting, stay-true color, won’t feather or bleed, conditions and feels moisturizing and keeps lips feeling soft, smooth and comfortable.

What I think: This CC cream is a perfect match for my skin tone.  It covers really well, too.  A lot of CC creams are very light coverage. It’s a perfect, everyday base.  The eye shadow shades are fun for a night out and will be perfect for Halloween, but not an every day look for me.  The lipstick is very moisturizing for a semi-matte lipstick.

Available at http://www.marykay.com

beauty ADDICTS Play Eyeshadow ($15.50 USD) — Super fine, crushed pearls give a radiant look and a creamy application. They offer a burst of long-lasting, shimmering color.

beauty ADDICTS Show Off Mascara ($20 USD) — Intense, dramatic lashes with one easy stroke! This unique formula offers volume, length and curl with Argan Oil to condition and protect. The curved brush hugs the natural eye shape to coat every lash while fanning and feathering. No clumps, no flakes, no smudges! Comes off effortlessly with a gentle cleanser.

beauty ADDICTS Beautifull Lips Lipstick ($18 USD) — Rich, creamy color infused with intense hydration. Formulated with Vitamin E, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil and other natural ingredients, this formula also plumps with natural peptides and stimulates collagen for a firmer, smoother more voluptuous lip.

What I think: beauty ADDICTS makeup is pretty and high performance.  The eyeshadow is shimmery and lasts all day.  The mascara is perfect for me because it curls and lengthens my short and straight lashes. Red lipstick is a bit bright (I like softer tones), but it is very moisturizing.

Purchase at http://www.beautyaddicts.com

20-20 Vision Cosmetics Concealer ($28 USD) — Start with the Corrector  under the eye.  Apply it softly and use it for the  dark or discolored eye area…. bring it out to sit on top of the cheekbone for accentuating and to  fill any crease, fold or blemish you don’t want to see.  Then apply the Concealer over the corrector for absolute coverage and staying power!  Both are crème based for moisturizing  and darker of shade to avoid that raccoon eye look…fingertips or applicators work! This sleek compact includes our revolutionary magnified mirror system. Now move on to your foundation.

20-20 Vision Cosmetics Lipstick ($12 USD, or 3 for $30) — Lipsticks that contain shea butter, jojoba oil, grape seed oil and avocado oil! All of your fruit nutrients on your lips!  They work while looking great! No other moisturizers or balms are necessary everything is in one fabulous tube with a magnifying mirror for quick clear application. Deep pigmented colors from  Just Red to a Mellow Merlot, even a Baby Pink. All of the 14 colors, matte or pearl, promote staying power that will not fade or feather!

20-20 Vision Cosmetics Eye Shadow ($28 USD) — Colors are developed in matte and pearl…not too frosted just enough to lighten and accentuate while never drying out.  Each three well package gives you a soft over all color, an accentuating medium tone to be used softly, and a slightly darker shade to be used wet or dry as a soft eyeliner.

What I think:  This is a cool new brand!  LOVE the concealer and the amazing magnified mirror.  It makes it very easy to apply concealer and get good coverage. I also enjoy that there are two shades to use alone or combine for the perfect color.  I have the lipstick in Baby Lips — a soft, light color.  It is very shimmery, but pretty. The eyeshadows are gorgeous.

Available at http://www.20-20visioncosmetics.com.

L’Oreal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier Bb Cream, Anti-redness ($7.99 USD) — Color transforming pigments infused in an ultra-light lotion to counteract redness. 4 BEAUTIFYING ACTIONS IN 1. NEUTRALIZES the look of redness, corrects skin color for a healthy looking, even complexion, hydrates for all day moisture, perfects complexion.

L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara ($7.99 USD) — L’Oreal Paris introduces new Voluminous Butterfly Midnight Black mascara featuring a breakthrough wing tip brush to lengthen, stretch and volumizes to the outer corners of the eye with a deep black intensity.

L’Oreal Paris Brow Stylist Sculptor ($6.99 USD) — Achieve defined brows in as easy as 1, 2, 3 with the L’Oreal Paris Brow Stylist Sculptor. This 3-in-1 tool allows you to draw, shape, and set for perfectly shaped brows every time.

What I think: The BB cream is pretty cool. It applies green, then turns into the perfect shade for my skin.  The mascara separates well and gives lots of volume. The brow pencil is very blendable and is easy to use.

Available at CVS Pharmacy.  While there, don’t forget to join CVS’s beauty club.  Their Facebook and Twitter handle is @CVSBeautyClub.

IT Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You! Collection — QVC’s Today’s Special Value for October 14, 2014

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IT Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You! Collection

IT Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You! Collection

It’s time for another IT Cosmetics and QVC Today’s Special Value…yay!  This gorgeous new set is called Your Most Radiant You! It is a five-piece collection that debuts on QVC at midnight (EST)  Tuesday, October 14, 2014. QVC features one item each day as a Today’s Special Value, which is offered at an exceptionally low price beginning midnight (EST) until 11:59 PM (PT) that day.

The price for this collection is $54.96 (value of about $153).  You can also pay in 3 Easy Pay Installments of $18.32, plus Tax and S & H.  Available on QVC today and http://www.QVC.com.

The five-piece collection includes Celebration Foundation Illumination and the brand new CC+ Radiance Ombré Blush to help you achieve your most luminous skin. Be one of the first to experience the worldwide launch of Hello Lashes Extensions that will give your lashes a reason to wink! It comes paired with the No-Tug Gel Eyeliner to give your eyes the attention they deserve. Help transform your complexion and eyes with makeup that looks and feels like your skin but better for your most radiant you!

About Each Product:

Celebration Foundation® Illumination Full Coverage Anti-Aging Foundation provides full coverage and illumination to your skin. Infused with peptides, hydrolyzed collagen, antioxidants and skin-loving ingredients to nourish your skin and to help skin appear younger-looking, Celebration Foundation Illumination will never crease or crack and is also infused with Drops of Light Technology.

New! CC+ Radiance Ombré Blush is the perfect balance of color and luminosity, blending from matte to pearlized radiance – it’s a blush and highlighter in one compact. Formulated to minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines, this anti-aging, color correcting formula in the perfect pink shade of Je Ne Sais Quoi® is beautiful on all skin tones.

New! Hello Lashes Extensions 24HR Mascara helps you achieve the look of false lashes. This five-in-one, clinically proven 24-hour wear mascara features the blackest black melted nylon fibers infused into our volumizing and lash-loving Hello Lashes Mascara to help you achieve long, thick and dramatic lashes in one quick coat application! Infused with lash-enhancing and conditioning ingredients, including vitamin B5, peptides, collagen, proteins and green tea.

No-Tug® Waterproof Gel Eyeliner is clinically proven to remain waterproof for up to 12 hours without tugging the delicate eyelids. Highly pigmented and anti-aging in both its application and its ingredients, this eyeliner is formulated with skin-loving hydrolyzed collagen, silk, rose and antioxidants.

Heavenly Luxe Double Airbrush Foundation Brush features dual fiber brush hairs that flawlessly work to blend foundation onto your skin and help blur away imperfections. You don’t need to be an expert – IT does the work for you!

I received a sample of this collection for testing purposes.  I have tried the Celebration Foundation and the brush before — its a really easy way to achieve flawless coverage and a lovely glow.  Plus, IT Cosmetics brushes are my favorites, and this one is soft and applies the foundation well.

The eyeliner isn’t new, but I haven’t tried it before.  I love that this is a black-brown. It is a deep color, but not as stark as black. I really like how this glides on easily and is very well-pigmented.  The mascara is new and is WOW on my little lashes!  Gives length and volume, it really looks like I have on false eyelashes.

The blush is also new.  It is a really pretty pink.  I applied it how it was suggested — you swirl your brush around the whole compact and sweep on cheeks, then use just the lightest color as a highlighter on the cheekbones.  Really pretty!

About IT Cosmetics — Developed with leading plastic surgeons and dermatologists, IT Cosmetics® creates clinically-proven, innovative problem-solving makeup and skin care products that harness cutting-edge, anti-aging technologies and high-performance skin-loving ingredients to provide you with serious beauty solutions that help you look and feel your most beautiful! Co-founder and CEO Jamie Kern Lima, who suffers from rosacea, sparse brows, hyperpigmentation and problematic skin, works hand-in-hand with plastic surgeons and dermatologists to create innovative, high-performance products with a laser focus on solving women’s beauty problems. Prior to launching IT Cosmetics, Jamie Kern Lima was an award-winning TV news anchor. She also graduated Valedictorian from Washington State University and received her MBA from Columbia Business School. IT Cosmetics is sold in ULTA Beauty Stores nationwide, and is a top color cosmetics brand on both QVC and The Shopping Channel Canada. For more information, please visit www.itcosmetics.com  – IT’S truly your beauty, but better!

Are you planning on picking up one of these great deals?

Product Round-Up — My Fave Beauty Things Week of October 6-12, 2014

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It is truly fall now in Kansas City! It’s definitely sweater weather — in the 50’s and 60’s.  And, I know it’s only going to get cooler in the next weeks and months.

This week, my fave products are items to help thicken stressed hair, plus moisturize body and facial skin to get ready for cooler weather.

Alterna Haircare Caviar Clinical Daily Densifying Foam

Alterna Haircare Caviar Clinical Daily Densifying Foam

Alterna Haircare Caviar Clinical Daily Densifying Foam ($36 USD) — This lightweight densifying foam thickens and strengthens each strand while helping to prevent hair loss and breakage. Formulated with non-sticky polymers to build volume and create long-lasting body as well as Red Clover Growth Complex, this foam is clinically proven to save 1,300 strands per month. Free Of: Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates, Synthetic Color, Paraffins, Gluten, DEA/TEA, Phthalates, Mineral Oil & Petrolatum

What I think: As a lady with thinning hair, I love a good thickening product. I use this on damp hair, and after I dry it, it does seem thicker.  Perfect for giving my hair body every day!

Available in October at AlternaHaircare.com

Rogaine Women's Hair Regrowth Treatment, Once-a-Day Foam

Rogaine Women’s Hair Regrowth Treatment, Once-a-Day Foam

Rogaine Women’s Hair Regrowth Treatment, Once-a-Day Foam ($31.99 USD) — Regrow thicker, fuller, beautiful hair with Women’s ROGAINE Hair Regrowth Treatment, Once-a-Day Foam. Containing 5% minoxidil, this foam reactivates hair follicles to regrow hair. The only once-daily hair regrowth treatment for women approved by the FDA, this formula is clinically proven to regrow hair in 81 percent* of women. New hair comes in up to 48 percent** thicker than before, with clinical results in as little as 12 weeks and visible results with continuous daily use after 24 weeks. From the number-one dermatologist recommended brand, the once-a-day applied foam can fit into your regular beauty routine. This package of Women’s ROGAINE Foam includes one 60-gram can, a two-month supply.

What I think:  I have just started using this, and its very easy to use.  A capful a day massaged into hair is all you need.  I am hoping to see results soon!

Available at http://www.cvs.com

Suave’s Professional Body Care

Suave’s Professional Body Care

Suave’s Professional Body Care Suave® Professionals Body Care is sharing the secret to recreating the ultimate, luxurious spa experience at home. Every day Women are encouraged to share their beauty tips, tricks and #SuaveSpaSecrets from their at- home spa staycation with Suave Professionals Body Care.

Suave® Professionals introduces new spa-quality Body Care products infused with precious ingredients. The new products are:

  • NEW Suave® Professionals Moroccan Infusion Body Wash ($2.99 USD) – infused with Moroccan argan oil

  • NEW Suave® Professionals Natural Infusion Awapuhi Ginger Body Wash ($2.99 USD) – infused with Awapuhi Ginger and Honeysuckle

  • Suave® Professionals Moroccan Infusion Body Lotion ($4.99 USD) with authentic Moroccan argan oil to leave your skin beautifully silky and stunningly radiant

  • Suave® Professionals Moroccan Infusion Dry Body Oil Spray ($5.99 USD) has a non-greasy formula that absorbs instantly

What I think: Loving all of these products! Both body washes smell great and clean and moisturize my skin.  The dry oil spray is perfect to use after a shower.  Leaves skin so soft!  The product that was my least favorite is the body lotion, as I’m not a fan of the scent.  It’s very soapy, and if you love a clean, soapy scent it might be perfect for you.

Available at mass market retailers near you.

Essence of Beauty Forbidden Orchid Body & Hand Cream

Essence of Beauty Forbidden Orchid Body & Hand Cream

Essence of Beauty Forbidden Orchid Body & Hand Cream ($6.99 USD) — Condition your skin with the lasting, indulgent moisture of this luscious cream. Our exclusive, ultra-rich formula combines softening sunflower and avocado oils with nourishing passionflower seed and rice bran oils. It absorbs quickly to leave you with noticeably softer skin. Massage into dry areas like hands, elbows, knees and heels to restore moisture and leave skin lightly scented.

The heart of Forbidden Orchard is rooted in the allure of an enchanted path, ripe with luscious crimson apples and sweet, dark berries – forbidden but irresistible. A captivating blend of crisp red apple, sweet nectarine and black currant combines with notes of dewy fig and delicate orchid to create this enticing, unforgettable fragrance.

What I think:  This smells amazing, as does another new scent I tried called Vanilla Whisper.  The scents are rich for the fall.  I like to keep these lotions at my desk to use on my hands and body.

Available at http://www.cvs.com

Orogold 24K Deep Day Moisturizer Cream

Orogold 24K Deep Day Moisturizer Cream

Orogold 24K Deep Day Moisturizer Cream ($128 USD) — This moisturizer is designed to help reduce the appearance of expression lines, relax wrinkles and restore softness, smoothness, and radiance. This unique moisturizer melts into your skin on contact, and helps Dry areas disappear without that greasy feeling. This powerful and rejuvenating combination gives your skin a rested and youthful look. It contains pure 24K Gold along with ingredients such as; Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Green Tea.

What I think: Such an amazing cream!  It is very light, yet so moisturizing.  I can use it in the day or at night for light moisturizing.  After application, my skin glows!  And I have noticed after using it for a couple of weeks that my skin does appear younger.

Available at http://www.orogold.com

Vine Vera Resveratrol Shiraz Instentic Facelift

Vine Vera Resveratrol Shiraz Instentic Facelift

Vine Vera Resveratrol Shiraz Instentic Facelift ($400 USD) — This formula is a non-surgical solution to achieving a youthful, lifted appearance. The combination of Dimethylamonoethanol Tartrate, Collagen and Resveratrol acts as an effective blend to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, resulting in lifted appearance. Apply to clean face. Leave on for 15-20 minutes then rinse thoroughly. Use once every two weeks.

What I think: This face lift in a jar, is obviously a luxe product that is a splurge for most people.  It is so fantastic for an instant lift and youthful look for your face.  My wrinkles seem less apparent and my skin is smoother and tighter.  LOVE!

Purchase at http://www.vinevera.com

What new products are you using this week?  Please leave a comment and let me know! I would also love to know if you have tried any of the products I have featured.

Show Your Support With BCA Month Beauty Products!

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It’s October! You know what that means…pink!  October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.

So many great brands donate portions of their proceeds from some of their most popular products to breast cancer research — and many of them are pink or have the sweet pink ribbon added to show their support.

Below are some great ideas to give to breast cancer research and to get something awesome for yourself!

Temptu Pink Power Deluxe Kit

Temptu Pink Power Deluxe Kit

Temptu Pink Power Deluxe Kit ($235 USD) — The PINK POWER campaign supports National Breast Cancer Foundation’s mission of helping women now. Providing help and inspiring hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education, and support services.  Each item purchased from the PINK POWER campaign will arrive with a brochure provided by the National Breast Cancer Association sharing vital information on early detection, and how you can get involved in the mission to end breast cancer.

Kit Includes:

• Pink 2.0 AIRbrush Makeup System

• AIRpod Foundation (choose color)

• AIRpod Highlighter in Pink Pearl

• AIRpod Blush in Peony Pink

As part of the PINK POWER Campaign, TEMPTU will launch #MYPINKPLAN, a social media campaign in conjunction with top beauty personalities Promise Phan and Kacey Laine, who both have stories to share to lend their support to Breast Cancer Awareness and educate on early detection. #MYPINKPLAN allows consumers to participate in the dialogue and become part of the community of support and shared conversations.

Available at http://www.temptu.com

China Glaze Celebrate Courage

China Glaze Celebrate Courage

This month, China Glaze honors the strength of all women affected by breast cancer with the new Celebrate Courage collection.  Inspired by the women who gracefully fight everyday and those that support them in their battle, the six-piece collection features three new matte crèmes and re-promotes of three classic bright pink shades.

The shades are:

Carpe Diem — Matte pale pink
Sheer Bliss — Matte nude with pink shimmer
Life Is Beautiful — Matte baby pink
Rich & Famous — Hot pink crème
Strawberry Fields — Strawberry pink with gold shimmer
Make An Entrance — Raspberry pink crème

Learn more at http://www.chinaglaze.com and available at a beauty salon or supply store near you.

Pink Flower and Coral Rope Necklace

Pink Flower and Coral Rope Necklace

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, the fashion jewelry site SterlingForever.com is donating 25% of proceeds on the following pink accessories to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Above is the Pink Flower & Coral Rope Necklace ($39 USD).  It’s a really pretty statement piece.  The are many different pieces available, including more delicate jewelry.
Shiseido Lacquer Rouge in Dollface

Shiseido Lacquer Rouge in Dollface

Shiseido Lacquer Rouge in Dollface ($25 USD) — For the eighth consecutive year, Shiseido Cosmetics America will partner with Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) to support their philanthropic arm, Cancer and Careers. By donating $5 for every Lacquer Rouge in Dollface (PK430) sold in stores and online throughout the month of October, Shiseido will give back to the non-profit organization dedicated to supporting working people living with cancer.

Created by Artistic Director Dick Page, Shiseido’s bright pink Lacquer Rouge in Dollface (PK430) is a rich liquid lip color that delivers lacquer-like shine in just one coat. Inspired by Japanese lacquer artistry, this 9,000-year old technique delivers exceptional lustrous shine and an almost wet-looking finish to a wide variety of pieces, called “lacquerware.”

Purchase at www.shiseido.com.

Palmers BCA

Palmers BCA

Palmers is be going “pink” once again for National Breast Cancer Awareness month: donating 15 percent of the sales price (with a minimum donation of $100,000) from specially-marked bottles of its core Cocoa Butter Formula products to Susan G. Komen® beginning October 2014 through June 2015.

From left to right:

Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Lotion for Stretch Marks ($6.58)

Cocoa Butter Formula Lotion ($5 for 8.5 fl. oz. bottle)

Cocoa Butter Formula Swivel Stick ($3.46)

Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil ($10.58)

Available at mass market retailers near you.

Have you purchased any product to help with Breast Cancer Awareness?  Do share!

 

 

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