Valentine’s Day Beauty Gift Ideas

Shopping for Valentine’s Gifts for lucky ladies (and gents) this weekend?  Beauty gifts are always a great idea — They are pretty, personal and very appreciated!

From fresh fragrances for him and her to a luxe body lotion, to a high-end beauty collection — here a few great ideas for perfect gifts:

Le Couvent des Minimes Eau Aimable- Botanical Cologne of Love
Le Couvent des Minimes Eau Aimable- Botanical Cologne of Love

Le Couvent des Minimes Eau Aimable- Botanical Cologne of Love ($38 3.4 oz, $49 8.4 oz) — This Valentine’s Day, treat those dear to your heart to an exquisite fragrance experience with Eau Aimable, the Botanical Cologne of Love, from Le Couvent des Minimes. Sparkling and delicious, this floral-fruity blend combines sweet orange blossom, citrus fruits and five beneficial plants to evoke sweet memories. The scent transports you to a springtime stroll through Mediterranean orange trees and conjures the fresh, juicy scent of summer fruits.

Available: www.usa.lecouventdesminimes.com 

 

Soap & Paper Factory with Patch NYC Eau de Cologne in Stag
Soap & Paper Factory with Patch NYC Eau de Cologne in Stag

Soap & Paper Factory with Patch NYC Eau de Cologne in Stag ($46 USD): Give your man a fragrance you both will love with this collaboration between Soap & Paper Factory and Patch NYC. With rustic Siberian Fir played against notes of warm Cedarwood and surprising Raspberry, this fragrance is rugged and masculine.

http://www.SoapandPaperFactory.com

Tammy Fender Rose Geranium & Tangerine Body Lotion
Tammy Fender Rose Geranium & Tangerine Body Lotion

Tammy Fender Rose Geranium & Tangerine Body Lotion ($75 USD) — Give your mom, sister or best friend the glow and hydration they deserve with this vitamin and antioxidant packed luxurious body lotion. The pure essential oils of geranium and neroli paired with essential fatty acids restore moisture balance to leave the skin soft, supple and nourished.

Available at http://www.tammyfender.com

Bedside Table Set
Bedside Table Set

Bedside Table Set ($166 USD) — For pampering on par with Egyptian cotton and turndown service.

*Set Includes:                                                                                                    -BY TERRY Baume de Rose                                                                              -DIOR Crème Abricot Nail crème .35 oz                                                                 -LA MER The Hand Treatment 3.4 oz                                                                        -VIOLET GREY Makeup Bag

Purchase this and other great sets at www.violetgrey.com

Are you picking up any beauty gifts for family or friends?  Leave a comment and let me know!

Give Her The Gift Of Beauty This Valentine’s Day!

Beauty gifts can be a welcome change from the usual flowers and candy on Valentine’s Day.  I know I would love to receive fragrance, skin care or makeup!  But I am a beauty junkie!

These ideas below are perfect for all of the beauty junkies in your life!

Korres The Brightest Skin Wild Rose Collection
Korres The Brightest Skin Wild Rose Collection

Korres The Brightest Skin Wild Rose Collection ($48 USD) — This complete Wild Rose collection features three steps for your brightest skin. Formulated with wild rose oil, a powerful natural source of vitamin C, this regimen includes the iconic Wild Rose Brightening & Refining Buff Cleanser and Wild Rose 24-Hour Moisturiser paired with the best-selling Wild Rose Sleeping Facial. Gently buff skin day and night with the Wild Rose Cleanser, quench skin with all-day moisturization with the Wild Rose 24-Hour Cream, and reveal brighter, petal soft skin by morning with the Wild Rose Sleeping Facial.

This set contains:
– 0.68 oz Wild Rose Brightening & Refinishing Buff Cleanser
– 0.68 oz Wild Rose Brightening 24-Hour Moisturiser
– 1.35 oz Wild Rose Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial

Available at http://www.sephora.com

Lipstick Queen Beta Noire Trio
Lipstick Queen Bete Noire Trio

Lipstick Queen Bete Noire Trio ($40 USD) — Embrace this season’s glamorous dark lip with Bête Noire, a super-flattering blackberry shade in three chic, flattering and seductive formulations. Possessed Sheer is a silky, wet formula for a mere crush of forest fruits on the lips. Enriched with anti-oxidant Vitamin E and nourishing moisturizing oils, this lipstick keeps lips soft, comfortable and hydrated. Next, discover this same shade in Possessed Intense’s rich, creamy and opaque formula which cloaks the lips with deep, powerful and enduring pigments while moisture-rich oils and waxes ensure lips remain super comfortable and soft. Finally, the metallic finish of Possessed Metal takes statement lips to the next level with its burnished and richly shimmered texture. Enhanced with Apricot Kernel Oil, it glides on effortlessly, dressing the lips with long-lasting and hydrating color.

Purchase at http://www.lipstickqueen.com

Spa Sonic Pro Skin Care System
Spa Sonic Pro Skin Care System

Spa Sonic Pro Skin Care System —  $41.99 (reg. price $74.99) on sale now through Valentine’s Day at http://www.drugstore.com.  This new two-speed waterproof device, is dermatologist recommended and ideal for use in the shower, bath and sink. Gently cleanse, smooth and exfoliate the skin with one of five attachments: a large brush for the body, a small brush for the face, a pumice for rough areas, a facial sponge and pore minimizing silicone brush.  Also included is a luxurious and convenient travel tote.

Purchase on sale now at http://www.drugstore.com

XO Memebox I'm Series Eyeshadow Duo Set
XO Memebox I’m Series Eyeshadow Duo Set

XO Memebox I’m Series Eyeshadow Duo Set — Meet all I’m Series Eyeshadow at Black Friday Pre-Sale price! $32.5 value for $24.40 + Free Shipping!

This set includes:
1. I’m Series #01 Sunset Eye Shadow ($6.5)
2. I’m Series #02 Wonderland Eye Shadow ($6.5)
3. I’m Series #03 Fallen Eye Shadow ($6.5)
4. I’m Series #04 Soul Eye Shadow ($6.5)
5. I’m Series #05 Queen Eye Shadow ($6.5)

I have this in Wonderland and it’s soft and pretty on!

Available at http://www.us.memebox.com

L'Occitane Roses et Reines Voyage Gift Set
L’Occitane Roses et Reines Voyage Gift Set

L’Occitane Roses et Reines Voyage Gift Set — ($28 USD) includes a Roses et Reines Silky Shower Gel (75ML), Beautifying Body Milk (75 ML), Hand Cream (30ML), and Bonne Mere Rose Soap (100GR).

This and other great Valentine’s Day sets will be available on February 4th on usa.loccitane.com.

Savannah Bee The Sweetest Surprise Valentine's Day Gift Set
Savannah Bee The Sweetest Surprise Valentine’s Day Gift Set

Savannah Bee’s Sweetest Surprise Valentine’s Day gift set ($54.50 USD) — will thrill the honey and chocolate lover in your life. This incredible gift set includes one 12oz jar of Savannah Bee Tupelo honey, one 12oz jar of Savannah Bee Winter White honey, one 3.35oz jar of Adam Turoni’s decadent Honey Caramel Sauce, and one, tube of Adam Turoni’s Dark Chocolate Honey Hazelnut Truffles! With the combination of these four products, this is a “can’t miss” Valentine’s Day gift.

I know that this isn’t a beauty set, but I receive a sample of this and it is amazing!  And Savannah Bee does have bath products as well as consumables.  Plus, I will be announcing a Savannah Bee giveaway soon!

This and other great Valentine’s sets are available at http://www.savannahbee.com

What are you giving the ladies in your life for Valentine’s Day?  Leave a comment and let me know!

 

Valentine’s Day Beauty Ideas, Plus a Good Earth Beauty Giveaway!

Valentine’s Day is less than two weeks away!  Do you have any plans yet?  My husband and I usually give gifts, then stay home with the kids.  Romantic, huh? LOL!

Below are some great beauty products that you can use for V-Day or give as a gift. There is also a Good Earth Beauty giveaway, at the end of the review.

Essence Stay Matte Lip Cream in Silky Red
Essence Stay Matte Lip Cream in Silky Red
Essence Stay Matte Lip Cream in Silky Red ($2.99 USD)This ravishing lip gloss in silky red, complete with a semi-matte creamy formula, delivers a natural opaque coloring sans the shine and stickiness. Super long-lasting, this gloss oozes sex appeal and is sure to elevate any look.
I gave this lip color to my 18-year-old daughter who can pull off reds.  She loves it.  It’s a really bright shade of red that lasts a long time!
Available at Ulta stores and www.ulta.com.
Valentine Edition-Anti-Stress Shower & Bath Gel
Valentine Edition-Anti-Stress Shower & Bath Gel

Shower your love with kisses on February 14th!  Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Kiss My Face introduces a Limited Edition Shower Gel set available in playful packaging.  These foaming formulas combine hydrotherapy and aromatherapy to cleanse, soothe and invigorate the skin.  Infused with skin balancing botanicals including juniper, jasmine and lavender, these gels offer a special way to prep the skin for Valentine’s Day. The different scents are:

Peaceful Patchouli Shower & Bath Gel

  • ·         Uplifting patchouli oil moisturizes, clarifies and balances the skin
  • ·         Comflower helps to tone and soothe the skin
  • ·         Olive oil provides added moisture 

Kiss My Face Early To Rise Shower & Bath Gel

  • ·         Hydrotherapy and aromatherapy work together to stimulate and invigorate the skin
  • ·         Exhilarates the senses with botanicals including bay, basil, eucalyptus, juniper, lemon, lemongrass, peppermint, spearmint and wintergreen 

Kiss My Face Early To Bed Shower & Bath Gel

  • ·         Creates a relaxing oasis out of bath time
  • ·         Utilizes clove, chamomile, jasmine, lavender and ylang ylang to calm and soothe the skin 

Kiss My Face Anti Stress Shower & Bath Gel

  • ·         Infused with natural herbs and botanicals to rejuvenate, soothe and purify skin
  • ·         Woodland pine and ginseng create a tranquil aromatic environment

The Limited Edition Kiss My Face Valentine’s Day Shower Gels (16 oz) are available for $10.95 at Whole Foods, Natural Supermarkets, KissMyFace.com and natural thinking retailers nationwide

Good Earth Beauty Lip Balm
Good Earth Beauty Lip Balm

— A Good Earth Beauty Exclusive – soothing and moisturizing – helps heal chapped lips – comes in a convenient sized .25 oz tin. All natural ingredients.  Available in Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, White Chocolate, Pink Lemonade, Bubble Gum and Lavender Vanilla.

I have been sampling the Lavender Vanilla balm.  It smells and feels fantastic and is flavor-free.

GIVEAWAY:  I’m giving away a three-pack of these balms to one lucky winner in White Chocolate, Pink Lemonade and Bubble Gum.

TO ENTER:  Leave a comment on my blog.

I will announce the winner on Valentine’s Day, Friday February 14th.  Please enter by the 13th.  Available to United States residents only.

Good Luck!

Get Ready For Valentine’s Day Romance With New Beauty Products

Ready to glam up your look for V-Day?  Need some ideas for prepping for a big night out (or a hot night in)?  Check out the following products:

Montagne Jeunesse Passion Peel Off

Montagne Jeunesse Passion Peel Off mask (Approximately 1.99 USD each).Prepare yourself for a perfect, passion filled Valentine’s this year with this gorgeous lust-have lovely from Montagne Jeunesse! Reveal your inner seductress and bask in confidence of your cleansed, clear complexion with the Passion Peel Off face masque from Montagne Jeunesse.

This blissful blend of Pomegranate and Passion Flower, infused with delicious raspberry, grape and cranberry banishes blemishes, and leaves your skin feeling fresh, and perfectly purified and primed to get up close and personal! Simply smooth the masque onto your face and let it set, peel back, and get ready for gorgeous, kissable, totally irresistible skin.  And with a perfectly packaged passion price, there’s no excuse for not having a loved up Valentine’s this year.

Available at drug stores and mass market retailers near you.

Beautyblender Makeup Sponge Applicator

Beautyblender ($19.95 USD) — Now you can look like a movie star without the pricey services of a major make up artist. Introducing Beautyblender, the ultimate make up sponge applicator. Invented by top Hollywood make up artists Rea Ann Silva and Veronica Lorenz, Beautyblender has been created to leave you with a professional finish and a flawless complexion. Silva and Lorenz know that the key to a perfect face is simple: a perfect blend. So forget your fingers or sharp-edged triangular sponges, these application methods waste make up and can leave visible streaks.

Beautyblender’s patent-pending elliptical shape makes application foolproof by allowing you to access hard-to-reach areas with stunning ease. Its suede texture is sensual to the touch and its unique curves fit the contours of your face, leaving your make up dazzling and undetectable. Beautyblender is latex free, non-allergenic and odor free.

For a pretty Valentine’s look, apply your favorite highlighter or blush with beautyblender to get that perfect glow! Simply wet your beautyblender sponge and apply highlighter to the top of cheekbones and t-zone for an unexpectedly glamorous sheen. Apply your blush to the apples of your cheeks and blend well!

Available at www.beauty.com.

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour ($24 USD) — Longwearing, water-resistant, creamy shadow with an innovative light weight texture that glides on and adheres to the eyelid, leaving an even finish. The product can be applied directly to the lash line for a liner effect, or all over as a blendable crème shadow.

This is a beautiful, long-wearing shadow.  I have it in Sandglow and Orchid and they are both gorgeous shades!

Available in eight new shades, Orchid, Sugar Frost, Seashell, Sandglow, Grey Pearl, Pink Opal, Mint Snow, Rosegold (16 shades total)

Laura Mercier Crème Eye Liner

Laura Mercier Crème Eye Liner ($22 USD) — Ultra-smooth, water-resistant creamy eye liner that applies with ease and precision. The unique formulation provides a beautiful semi-matte, non-oily finish with full coverage in just one stroke.

The product is available in six colours including Noir, Espresso, Violet, Canard, Indigo and Cobalt (pictured to the left).

The liner and shadow sticks are available at www.lauramercier.com.

vbeauté Lip Spread

vbeauté Lip Spread ($28 USD) — For soft, perfectly tinted, luscious lips this Valentine’s Day, use vbeauté’s Lip Spread Anti-Age Tinting Lip Gloss! Formulated with self-adjusting vBotanicals that react with your lip chemistry to create your very own afterglow, the formulation also boasts Cherry and Pomegranate Fruit Extracts to keep your lips feeling soothed and hydrated, while BioCellular Peptide works to correct and prevent environmental damage. Pucker up for your man while Lip Spread delivers silky smooth, lightweight moisture to your lips!

Price/Availability: $28 at www.vbeaute.com, Bergdorf Goodman, www.bergdorfgoodman.com

Mineral Fusion Nail Lacquer

Mineral Fusion Nail Lacquer ($7.99 USD) — Boasting naturally beneficial ingredients to keep nails healthy and strong, this long-lasting, chip-free formula is infused with anti-oxidant-rich ingredients to protect the nails from harsh environmental elements. Sleek packaging and a custom extra-thick brush allows for smooth, flawless and easy application to ensure a naturally chic look.  Available in 30 shades.

The shade above is called Sizzle.  It is a shimmery red that is perfect for V-Day!

Available at Whole Foods Markets nationwide, as well as other fine health stores.

Any of these products will help you feel sexy and glamorous on Valentines Day!  Enjoy!

Gift The Gift of Beauty This Valentine’s Day!

Ready for Valentine’s Day?  If you aren’t and have a friend or a significant other to buy for, I have some fun gift ideas for you!  They are:

Laura Mercier Bonne Mine Healthy Glow for Face & Cheeks Crème Colour Palette

Laura Mercier Bonne Mine Healthy Glow for Face & Cheeks Crème Colour Palette ($48 USD). This ultra-sheer, blendable and portable palette was inspired by Laura Mercier’s work with celebrity clients, who wanted a universal compact that would “wake-up” their skin.

The Bonne Mine Palette includes:

  • 1 Bronzer Veil
  • 2 Cheek Veils
  • 2 Glow Veils

100% of the profits from the Laura Mercier Bonne Mine Healthy Glow for Face & Cheeks Crème Colour Palette are donated to the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund. What better way is there to show love for the important women in your life – your friends, sisters (and even yourself) – than with a gift that helps save women’s lives!

Available at LauraMercier.com

H2O Plus Purifying Sea Salt Body Collection

H2O Plus Purifying Sea Salt Body Collection ($65 USD) This four-piece collection of our best-selling spa favorites gently polishes and replenishes skin while an invigorating oceanside scent energizes the senses.  Sea Salt Body Wash is enriched with European sea salts to lather away impurities and exhilarate the senses.  Sea Salt Skin Smoother reveals healthy, glowing skin with exfoliating European sea salts, nourishing botanicals and soothing almond oil.  Sea Salt Hydrating Body Butter intensely moisturizes and softens dry skin with a rich blend of shea butter and coconut oil.  Hand and Nail Cream intensely moisturizes with shea butter, silk proteins and vitamin E with an award-winning formula

Availability: www.h2oplus.com and H2O Plus Stores

TOCCA Delicato da Viaggio

Add an unexpected hint of romance with fragrant sheets! Available in Touch, Cleopatra, Stella and Florence scents, TOCCA’s Delicato da Viaggio ($22 USD) contains 4 (2 oz.) bottles of the brands cult laundry delicate wash to fit any mood this Valentine’s Day.

A gentle wash for fine fabrics, our laundry delicate wash is ideal for lingerie, silks, cashmeres and bed linens. Easy to use for hand-washing or machine washing on the delicate cycle. Experience TOCCA’s complete laundry delicate collection with this limited-edition, travel-friendly set. Each 2 oz bottle can wash up to 6 washes for hand washing and 3 for machine.

The Scents: Touch – Gardenia and Pomegranate

Cleopatra – Grapefruit and Cucumber

Stella – Italian Blood Orange

Florence – English Rose and Iris Root

Available at www.sephora.com.

LaLicious – Sugar Kiss Collection

LaLicious Sugar Kiss Collection — Bring a luscious spa experience home and kiss dry skin away this Valentine’s Day with LaLicious’ signature scent body butter, body oil, whipped body soap and scrub.  The Sugar Kiss Collection is a blend of citrus, rose, and vanilla aroma leaving your skin smelling and feeling like love. The best part is the all-natural formulas, so you can be sure you’re giving your skin the best treatment it deserves.

Price: Sugar Kiss Body Butter – $25; Sugar Kiss Body Oil – $24; Whipped Body Soap – $18; Sugar Kiss Soufflé Scrub – $34 at www.lalicious.com and select retailers nationwide. 

Fun Valentine’s Day Beauty Ideas

This Valentine’s get ready for your hot date (here’s hoping for ya)!  Now, I have been married for 20 years, and I still like to get glam’d up for romance, even if it is just eating a romantic dinner at home with the family!

The following products can help you look, feel and smell fantastic for V-Day.  Enjoy!

L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Balm ($7.95 USD) This Valentine’s Day, get your lips kissably soft with L’Oréal Paris’ new tinted lip balm.  This silky smooth balm delivers care and comfort to lips while providing the shine and sheer color that women (and men!) crave. Thanks to its nurturing formula with Shea butter, Argan Oil, Vitamin E, Rose Canina Oil and SPF 15, Colour Riche Balm delivers eight hours of continuous hydration.  Lips feel soft and supple all day long and conditioned for up to 2.5 hours after the balm is removed. Available in eight wearable shades, Colour Riche Balm leaves lips with a healthy hint of beautiful color. Available at http://www.lorealparis.com and chain drug, food and mass market retailers.

What I think:  I love this balm!  The color is subtle, but will help you look put together while making lips look and feel super soft!

bliss fabulips treatment kit ($45 USD) On Valentine’s Day, we all know your most important asset are those lovely lips.  Bliss gives some much needed TLC to your kisser with the only complete beauty regimen for your lips! Introducing the new bliss fabulips treatment kit- the only one-stop lip care shop that cleans, exfoliates, plumps and softens for a ‘spa’-tacular smooth every day- it’s a facial for your pout!  Available at bliss spas, www.blissworld.com, and Sephora.

What I think:  This 4 step kit is worth the time!  After the first use, I could see a big change in the texture of my lips.  If you use this, don’t forget to scrub the edges of your lips — this will help with lip line and bleeding lipstick.

Urban Decay Sparkling Lickable Body Powder ($20 USD) Like kryptonite to Superman, the Sparkling Lickable Body Powders render men powerless. Redesigned with your vanity in mind, our new, petite boxes swank-up any countertop or boudoir. Take your ensemble and your evening from sexy to scintillating, as a mere dust of this decadent beauty treat will make you the main course. Our new, petite Sparkling Lickable Body Powders feature sleek, more sophisticated, tassel-topped boxes each with its own signature pattern – complete with a deluxe purple puff.  Radiate so much beauty that he’ll be able to taste it…

Flavors:

·        Marshmallow – soft white pearl shimmer in a chic, purple foil, zebra print box

·        Honey –golden pearl shimmer in a seductive, bronze foil, leopard print box

Available at Sephora, ULTA, select Macy’s, www.sephora.com, www.ulta.com, www.macys.com, www.beauty.com and www.urbandecay.com.

What I think:  I haven’t tried this yet, but is sounds perfect for an amorous Valentine’s Day!

Pacifica Island Vanilla Body Butter Tube ($18 USD) Smell incredible with our nourishing and anti-oxidant rich ingredients.  Our body butter helps fight signs of aging while adding deep moisture and protection.  Made with nature’s best moisturizers – shea butter, almond oil and safflower oil – Pacifica’s paraben-free Body Butter is a skin must-have.  Now available in tubes in our best-selling fragrances, making them easy to take with you anywhere.  A warm blend of sultry fresh coconut, delicate creamy vanilla.  www.pacificaperfume.com.

What I thin:  This decadent body butter smells delicious and is has a thick and luxurious texture.  This is perfect after a shower to keep skin soft all day and night!

Smell Sweet This Valentine’s Day With Thymes, One and Bodycology

There are so many ways to try a new fragrance. And these great choices are perfect to give or treat yourself for Valentine’s Day.

Bodycology Midnight Garden Body Cream ($4.99 USD) –For Daily Rejuvenation: Smooth over skin, giving special care to dry or rough areas such as hands, elbows, knees and heels – for softening that feels like blissful indulgence
Beneficial Ingredients: Moisturizing Aloe Vera, Shea Butter and Nourishing Vitamins E & C.

Violets, lavender and rose mingle to produce a fragrance that is reminiscent of a moonlit garden. You can purchase this at Walmart.

One Lotion Massage Bar ($9.99);Blended with the finest moisturizing butters and essential oils, the calming bar instantly melts into skin to release tension and help you unwind. Just massage onto skin, concentrating on tired muscles and sore areas. Housed in an eco-friendly, recyclable tin, the Lotion Massage Bar is a loving indulgence you can feel good about. You can purchase at  Target Stores, Target.com and Walgreens.com

Thymes Offerings Love Candle ($26.00); It’s a scent evocative of a heartfelt emotion. Each time the recipient lights The Offerings Love Candle by Thymes, her home is filled with feelings of warmth. With a blend of heady tuberose, dewy jasmine, golden apricot nectar and exotic Hinoki wood, The Offerings Love Candle envelops the room with a rich, comforting aroma that burns cleanly for up to sixty hours. Housed in an opaque cream glass with subtle white starburst designs, The Offerings Love Candle makes the perfect adornment for your dresser or bedside table. And, as a unique expression of Valentine’s Day love, the inner packaging of The Offerings Love Candle can be personalized with your own inspired inscription. Simply handwrite your loving message on the inside flap of the candle’s box.

Purchase this and other great products at  www.thymes.com.