Cool Father’s Day Gifts For Dad!

Have you thought about what to get your dad (or that special man in your life) for Father’s Day?  It’s only a few weeks away…so time to do some shopping!

I have some great ideas for some fun gifts to get him.  From a luxe pen, to stylish shoes, to a fun gadget — there is something for all of the dads!

Cross Century II Marvel Collection Iron Man
CROSS Pens Century II Marvel Collection Iron Man

 

CROSS Pens Century II Marvel Collection Iron Man ($150 USD) — Thanks to CROSS Pens for partnering with me for this review! Each of these larger-than-life writing instruments brings a classic Marvel super hero to life. Created with an appreciation for quality craftsmanship and writing finesse, these stunning collectibles are perfectly balanced and glide agilely across any page. Owning one is a great way to showcase your favorite character and your passion for the Marvel franchise. Choose from Iron Man, Captain America or Spider Man.

  • Featuring three iconic super heroes appearing in the upcoming film Captain America: Civil War
  • Character-themed design details
  • Beautiful translucent lacquer finishes with metallic detail
  • Presented in a luxury gift box with a Marvel-themed sleeve
  • Lifetime Mechanical Guarantee

What I think:  This is a beautiful, and fun pen! The one I received is Iron Man.  It is made of Translucent Titian red lacquer featuring Iron Man design details and 23KT gold-plated appointments.  The pen has a nice weight to it and is perfectly balanced so the ink will flow well.  The tip is very nice and flows like a fountain pen.  Gorgeous!

Purchase at http://www.cross.com

Men's Aureus Insignia
Men’s Aureus Insignia

Aureus Insignia (Special Price $68.00, $108.00 value) — The Aureus Insignia low top style has a simplistic design with some aggressive colorways for you to stand out from the crowd. With an all-genuine leather upper and a sporty outsole, the Insignia is the perfect combination of quality, simplicity and style. Engineered with AM-TECH® Sole Technology, the polyurethane (PU) insole provides superior cushioning and arch support; the polyurethane (PU) midsole and thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) outsole are bonded directly to the upper, eliminating the use of glue and making it impossible for the sole to separate.

– 100% Genuine Nubuck Leather Upper
– Polyurethane (PU) Insole Cushion
– AM-TECH® Sole Technology
– Direct Injected Sole Construction
– Elastic Shoelaces
– Eco-Friendly Materials
– Anti-Slip Sole Properties

What I think:  A nice shoe given as a gift is always appreciated!  The Aurelus brand makes stylish and comfortable shoes for men. I was sent the Insignia in Charcoal for my husband to try out, and he loves them. They are very cushiony and you can walk all day in them.  Plus, they slip right on, which is very convenient. Most of the styles are on sale right now, so check them out!

Purchase at http://www.aureus-usa.com

Swann Pursuit 1080p Video Drone
Swann Pursuit 1080p Video Drone

Swann Pursuit 1080p Video Drone ($299.99 USD) — Onboard full HD camera takes flying to a new level, capturing photos and videos of aerial adventures.  

  • Features lightweight yet durable construction, and is designed specifically for outdoor use
  • Users can put their skills to the test, flying this four-axis drone in any direction and performing 4D stunts, tumbles and advanced flight moves
  • Equipped with a detachable full HD video camera and 4GB microSD card that can record about 30 minutes of color (1080p resolution) video and photos of aerial adventures
  • Uses the latest 2.4GHz frequency for a strong wireless signal up to 100 feet and a unique 360-degree flying experience
  • Once charged, users may enjoy 12 minutes of aerial flying time
  • Measures 19.69 inches and weighing only 1.34 ounces
  • Each box includes a Gravity Pursuit 1080p Video Drone, 1080p camera and mount, remote control, 4GB microSD card, card reader, battery charger, spare rotor blades and parts and operating instructions

What I think:  I think this looks like so much fun!  I haven’t tried this, but most dad’s I know would love to play with this – either alone or with their kids! I know my husband would love this!

Purchase at http://www.swann.com

What are you getting that special guy for Father’s Day?  Leave a comment and let me know!

 

Last Day To Enter My KORRES White Blossom Giveaway!

Don’t forget to enter my current KORRES giveaway!  I will choose a winner TOMORROW Saturday May 28th!

To win, follow me on Twitter @fortyflirtyfab and/or Instagram fortyflirtyfab.  Following both will get you two entries! Then leave a comment letting me know that you followed me.  This giveaway is open to U.S. residents.  The winner will receive one of each:

KORRES White Blossom Showergel transports you in the bath/shower to field of blossoming white flowers accented by a powdery hint. The scent is youthful, easy going and light. This creamy-foam showergel with wheat proteins and Althea extract helps maintain skin’s natural moisture levels.

KORRES White Blossom Body Butter is a rich, luxurious decadent treat for your dry skin. This beautifully scented, creamy body butter is enriched with shea butter and quince extract as well as Sunflower, Almond, and Avocado oils, the complete formulation helps soften, moisturize, and rejuvenate the look of your skin.

The composition of this scent is built around a cocooning blend of delicate flowers and soft notes of musk and vanilla. On the top notes lemon zest and bergamot juice illuminates the transparent floracy of cyclamen. The heart evolves with a white flower bouquet enriched with Bulgarian rose oil and powdery facets of orris and violet. The bottom leaves a soft trail of white musk and vanilla.

I received a set of these products for my honest review.  They smell amazing, really soft and bright.  It is a perfect floral for summer.  The shower gel leaves skin clean without drying it out.  The body butter is so moisturizing! These are perfect for keeping skin soft and smelling fresh during the warmer weather.

You can purchase these products on HSN and http://www.hsn.com

Good luck in the giveaway!  This is a wonderful prize!

Travel Beauty Products To Take on Vacation!

I am getting ready for a trip to Ireland with my family in a few weeks.  As a beauty blogger, I have been trying to decide which wonderful travel-size products to take with me.

Below are some of my current favorites.  I am excited to use these during my travels:

Juara Candlenut Obsession Trio
Juara Candlenut Obsession Trio

Juara Candlenut Obsession Trio ($28 USD) — This trio features travel friendly sizes of Juara’s Candlenut Body Polish, Candlenut Hydrating Shower Gel, and Candlenut Body Crème to leave your skin baby soft, silky smooth, and lastingly nourished.

Candlenut Body Polish– Exfoliate and soften skin in one easy step with the Candlenut Body Polish. This 2 in 1 product is made with Indonesian Candlenut Oil and Crushed Walnuts; this creamy, soap-free scrub hydrates and reveals fresh glowing skin.

Candlenut Hydrating Shower Gel– Gently cleanse and pamper skin with the Candlenut Hydrating Shower Gel. This sulfate-free foaming shower gel cleanses without stripping and nourishes skin with Candlenut Oil leaving skin velvety smooth and refreshed.

Candlenut Body Crème — Moisturize, soften and smooth skin with our famous Candlenut Body Crème. This velvety, rich body cream provides the nourishing benefits of Indonesian Candlenut Oil as well as Illipe Butter, Rice Bran Oil and Avocado Oil to intensely hydrate and help maintain a youthful elasticity keeping skin supple and soft.

What I think:  I love the Candlenut scent! It is so warm and creamy.  The products all work together to hydrate and soften the body.  I am definitely taking these with me on my trip.  My skin will look amazing!

Purchase at http://www.juaraskincare.com

From Lancôme:

Absolue Premium βx Day Cream ($50 for .5 oz) — Pamper your skin with the luxurious Absolue Premium Bx Day Cream with SPF. Intensively nourishing, Absolue Bx quenches even the driest of skin without being greasy. The velvety texture is light, smooth, and fast-absorbing so it is ideal to wear under makeup. Absolue Premium Bx is infused with Pro-Xylane and the replenishing Bio-Network™ to replenish and rejuvenate skin’s appearance while recapturing the qualities of younger-looking skin: firmness, elasticity, and clarity. Recover your skin’s “golden glow” with Absolue Premium Bx.

Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover ($15 for 1.7 fl. oz.) — This award-winning phenomenon gently whisks away all types of eye makeup, even waterproof. Simply shake to activate the bi-phase formula that leaves the eye area perfectly clean. The lipid phase lifts off eye makeup, while the water phase contains special emollients to refresh and condition skin without a greasy residue.

Définicils Natural Yet Noticeable Lashes ($13 for .14 oz) — For lavishly long, perfectly defined lashes, this iconic award-winning mascara provides the ultimate in separation. Carefully selected polymers coat each lash from root to tip, to help lengthen and outline each lash for unmatched definition. This best-selling mascara’s unique brush applicator has specially grooved bristles that hold the perfect amount of product for gradual, even application every time.

What I think: I love taking a little luxury with me when I travel. All three of these products are so useful on a trip. I only use day cream with SPF and the Absolue Premium Bx is also very hydrating.  It also sinks right into the skin, which is important before applying makeup.

The Bi-Facil is a classic Lancôme favorite.  Bringing this and some cotton pads will remove stubborn eye makeup. And the Définicils really lengthen and define the lashes.

Purchase at http://www.lancome-usa.com

Leonor Greyl Luxury Travel Kit For Very Dry, Thick Or Curly Hair
Leonor Greyl Luxury Travel Kit For Very Dry, Thick Or Curly Hair

Leonor Greyl Luxury Travel Kit For Very Dry, Thick Or Curly Hair ($52 USD) — The Luxury Travel Kit contains the must-have products for very dry hair, or hair that is very dry / thick/ curly:

  • Huile de Leonor Greyl (1 oz.)
  • Shampooing Moelle de Bambou (1.7 oz.)
  • Masque a l’Orchidee (1.7 oz.)

What I think: These products are a bit of luxury for your hair!  There are different kits available for different hair types.  For curly hair there is shampoo, a hair mask for condition and the Huile is a nice oil to help keep curly hair soft and bouncy!

Available http://www.leonorgreyl-usa.com

Talika Bio-Enzymes Mask After Sun
Talika Bio-Enzymes Mask After Sun

Talika Bio-Enzymes Mask After Sun ($12 for one mask) — Talika Bio Enzymes Mask Hydrating is made of bio cellulose, a 100% natural fiber used as artificial skin in reconstructive surgery, offering a concentration in active ingredients 10 times higher than any other material. Perfectly molding the contour of the face like a second-skin, Talika Bio Enzymes Mask Hydrating infuses the skin with a powerful combination of natural ingredients with high moisturizing and repairing properties: Water-harnessing sugar help restoring the skin barrier while sodium hyaluronate rejuvenates the skin and natural plants extracts (Arnica, Chamomilla Recutita, Gentian, Absinth…) soothe the skin, restore moisture and reduce the sensation of tightness.

What I think: I love cellulose masks because they really stick to the face and infuse the skin with the wonderful serum.  This felt very nice on my raw skin (too much retinol) for a while.  After about 15 minutes, it stung a bit so I had to remove it.  Once I did and rubbed in the serum.  My skin felt better and was smooth.  Hours later it looked even better! Great to stick in your bag when going to the beach this summer.

Available at http://www.talika.com/US

What products do you like to take with you when traveling?  Leave a comment and let me know!

 

Fresh Fragrances To Take You From Spring To Summer

I love switching up my fragrance each season!  I have been wearing soft florals for spring, but am now ready to dive into summer’s tropical and bright scents!

My new (for me) favorites is a beachy, light scent, and sweet and spicy perfume, a bright citrus scent and a summery scent for the man in your life:

 

philosophy pure grace summer
philosophy pure grace summer

philosophy pure grace summer ($48 for 2 oz) — pure grace summer is a limited-edition fragrance inspired by the spirit of a beautiful summer day. it’s a warm breeze on your face, a whisper in your ear, as it beckons you toward the sunshine. soak in its carefree warmth, as each ray of sunlight makes you feel pure, whole and new again. this is freedom. this is grace. because when your heart is filled with grace, every day feels like summer. The notes are Bergamot, Coconut Water, Citron Zest, Dune Rose, Cocoa Absolute, Solar Musk, Sandalwood, Vanilla.

What I think:  Every time I spritz this scent on, it transports me (mentally) to the beach!  You can really smell the coconut water, solar musk and citrusy notes.  It’s very light and fresh.  I will be wearing this all summer long.

Purchase at www.philosophy.com

Lancôme La Vie est Belle
Lancôme La Vie est Belle

Lancôme La Vie est Belle ($66 for 1 oz. Eau de Parfum) introduces a new olfactive story, the first ever iris gourmand. The juice is made with the most precious natural ingredients, a modern interpretation of an oriental fragrance with a twist of gourmand. It entwines the elegance of iris with the strength of Patchouli and the sweetness of a gourmand blend; for an incredible scent with depth and complexity.

Top Note: The elegance of Iris becomes the backbone of the fragrance. It blossoms from the first to the last note like never before.
Middle Note: The strength of Patchouli gives strength and depth.
Base Note: A sweet gourmand adds a burst of unexpected radiance.

What I think: This scent is wonderful for all seasons as it is floral, sweet and a bit spicy.  I think it’s really nice in warm weather, especially at night.  This is the ultimate hot summer night perfume.  And a little goes a long way, it is very concentrated.

Available at http://www.lancome-usa.com

Boss Orange Sunset
Boss Orange Sunset

Boss Orange Sunset ($45.99 1.7 fl. oz., $50.99 2.5 fl. oz) Spritz yourself with this casual orange, white flowers, rose, vanilla and sandalwood perfume, inspired by the summer sunset for modern ladies. It is a fresh, romantic, feminine and enchanting scent that’s perfect for daytime and nighttime wear during the spring and summer months.

What I think: This citrusy fragrance is sweet and romantic.  It is nice for day or night, because it isn’t too strong.  I can see wearing this on summer dates or even for day trips.

Purchase at http://www.fragrancenet.com

The One Dolce and Gabbana
The One Dolce and Gabbana

The One Dolce and Gabbana ($29.99 ) This cologne is a perfect addition to the collection, especially for the warmer months. This cologne is an elegant, unique and classic scent. This is an oriental spicy scent including fragrance notes of coriander, grapefruit, cardamom seed, tobacco, basil, cedar, amber, ginger and orange. You will smell citrusy while still smelling manly.

What I think: Here is a scent for the men in your life!  It is both fresh and spicy.  The citrus makes it perfect for the warmer weather.  The man in your life will love it!

Purchase at http://www.fragrancenet.com

QVC Today’s Special Value StriVectin Super-Size Firming Neck and Face Set !

 

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Do you love luxe anti-aging skincare?  StriVectin has effective skincare that is one sale today — perfect for ladies who need a bit of help with their neck and face!

Today May 24, 2016 only, QVC’s Today’s Special Value is the StriVectin Super-Size Firming Face & Neck Treatment Set.  This is StriVectin’s only TSV for 2016 — and it’s a great value!

For $129.00 (free shipping and handling and offered for 4 payments), the value is $315! It comes with:

 3.4 oz. TL Firming Neck Cream

 1.7 oz. TL Firming Face Serum

 1.7 oz. TL Firming Face Serum

 If you sign up for auto-delivery you will receive a FREE Advanced Retinol Eye Cream with each shipment. A $75 value! Here’s more info:

One breakthrough technology, two best-selling super-size treatments! This StriVectin set helps address the appearance of the signs of aging on both the face and neck in just two weeks. And thanks to this Auto-Delivery plan, you’ll receive a new duo approximately every six months for two years. Standard shipping and handling is free with the first shipment only, and future shipments will be sent with standard shipping and handling of $3.00. Each subsequent shipment also includes a bonus 0.5-oz AR Advanced Retinol Eye Treatment to incorporate into your regimen.

Formulated with StriVectin’s patented NIA-114 molecule along with its breakthrough technology, these treatments are specifically designed to address the appearance of the signs of aging on the face and neck, leaving you with the appearance of younger-looking skin.

Based on instrumentation testing, TL Advanced Neck Cream improved skin firmness and elasticity after two weeks of use, and based on expert grading and evaluation, the appearance of wrinkles and crepiness appeared improved after two weeks of use. TL Advanced helps to improve skin barrier function.

What I think:  I just received this yesterday for my honest review, so I haven’t had much time to test it.  The creamy serum sinks right into the skin and hydrates without any greasy feeling.  My skin is instantly smooth and soft.  The neck cream is also fantastic.  A little goes a long way so the huge tub will last!

Purchase by watching QVC or on QVC.com only today, May 24 2016. Are you going to pick a set up?  Leave a comment and let me know!

Enter My KORRES White Blossom Giveaway (plus Review)!

Don’t forget to enter my current KORRES giveaway!  I will choose a winner on this Saturday May 28th!

To win, follow me on Twitter @fortyflirtyfab and/or Instagram fortyflirtyfab.  Following both will get you two entries! Then leave a comment letting me know that you followed me.  This giveaway is open to U.S. residents.  The winner will receive one of each:

KORRES White Blossom Showergel transports you in the bath/shower to field of blossoming white flowers accented by a powdery hint. The scent is youthful, easy going and light. This creamy-foam showergel with wheat proteins and Althea extract helps maintain skin’s natural moisture levels.

KORRES White Blossom Body Butter is a rich, luxurious decadent treat for your dry skin. This beautifully scented, creamy body butter is enriched with shea butter and quince extract as well as Sunflower, Almond, and Avocado oils, the complete formulation helps soften, moisturize, and rejuvenate the look of your skin.

The composition of this scent is built around a cocooning blend of delicate flowers and soft notes of musk and vanilla. On the top notes lemon zest and bergamot juice illuminates the transparent floracy of cyclamen. The heart evolves with a white flower bouquet enriched with Bulgarian rose oil and powdery facets of orris and violet. The bottom leaves a soft trail of white musk and vanilla.

I received a set of these products for my honest review.  They smell amazing, really soft and bright.  It is a perfect floral for summer.  The shower gel leaves skin clean without drying it out.  The body butter is so moisturizing! These are perfect for keeping skin soft and smelling fresh during the warmer weather.

You can purchase these products on HSN and http://www.hsn.com

Good luck in the giveaway!  This is a wonderful prize!