Thursday, October 19, 2017

IT Cosmetics IT Girl™ Holiday 2017 Palette

IT Cosmetics Holiday is rolling out. As always there are so many great sets to pick from.

The new palette is called IT GIRL and it's a beauty.  Inside  there are 10 matte and radiant eyeshadows  plus a new shade of Bye Bye Pores ombré blush.  The shadows include  both Superhero eye foundation shades and Naturally Pretty shades.

The inside has a large mirror and the outside is suitably sparkly.

The IT Girl™ Holiday 2017 Palette is exclusive to Ulta for  $ 48


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

OPI Holiday XOXO Mini Gift Set

The nail polish lover on your gift list will love OPI's Holiday XOXO  Mini Gift Set. 

The set contains 25 3.75 ml bottle including favorite shades Alpine Snow, Gift of Hold Never Gets Old and My Wish List is You.

Grab it at Ulta for 49.95

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

L'Oreal Infallible Lips Holiday Gift Sets

Great gifting gets pretty easy with Infallible Lip Gift Sets from L'Oreal.  I don't seem to recall sets like these in past years, and it's a great idea.  How many people on your list would love one of these ?

There is one available in each of three of their fab Infallible formulas- Matte, Paints and my favorite Metallic ( you can see my review, swatches here).

L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Metallic Lip Kit
The kit includes three full-sized lipsticks in Moonlust, Galactic Foil and smoldering Eclipse.  $19.99 

L’Oréal Paris Mini Infallible Paints Kit
This kit includes four mini Infallible Lip Paints in Spicy Blush, Taupeless, Violet Twist, and Sultry Sangria.   $13.99

L’Oréal Paris Mini Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss Kit
 This four-piece kit includes shades Bare Attraction, Aphrodite Kiss, Rebel Rose, and Statement Nude . $13.99

Available November at and  drugstores and all mass market outlets. 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream & New Eye Serum

After spending a lot of time by the pool on Summer weekends , come Fall I start to mimimize any damage I might have done  , plus add a little more moisture in as the temps cool off.

After good success with Murad's  City Skin Overnight Detox Moisturizer
 I  have made their  Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream & NEW coordinating Eye Serum my  nightly skincare routine for the past couple weeks.

The Night Cream is moisturizing but not that heavy, despite having shea butter as the 2nd ingredient,  so it's great for my combo/normal skin.   It's very creamy, melts into skin in fast and after a few uses, my skin was looking a bit brighter and smoother.

The Eye Serum is also creamy, more a gel/cream and it too , melts in quickly leaving the eye area  feeling very hydrated while fighting those crows feet and circles. It's kept my eyes feeling moisturized well into morning and there are AMs I don't need to use additional eye cream. I haven't noticed too much line reduction yet, that does take time, unfortunately but the area is looking brighter  and firmer.

Both the Night Cream and Eye Serum  have Retinol Tri Active Technology which is both time released and fast acting to fight lines and wrinkles  along with red algae extract for firming in the cream( peptides) and marine kep extract for eyes.  Retinol is still the gold standard for line fighting and I am loving this duo.

Both come in containers that keep light out, preserving the product's purity.

 Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream is $ 82
 Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum is $ 85

Find it at and Sephora.