Friday, October 31, 2014
Did you know that Simple makes eye makeup remover wipes? They're not new but I didn't until a fellow blogger tweeted them recently. They come in a cute little packet of 30 pads. The round discs do a great job of removing eye makeup and as with all things Simple are super gentle . That's especially important in the eye area.
Simple wants everyone to have a #NoMakeupWakeup, stressing the importance of getting all the makeup off before you hit the bed . Wipes are an easy way to do that , even when you're ready to fall into bed. Keep these and their also top notch Cleansing Wipes right on the beside table, you can grab for them even in the dark . Great of course for travel and gym too. For everyday non wipe cleansing their Moisturizing Face Wash is a nice choice too.
Simple Eye Makeup Remover Pads are approx. $5.99
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Ready to make a wish ? It is almost the Holiday season after all . How about a A Thousand Wishes ? That's the name of the lovely new seasonal scent from Bath and Body Works coming next month.
A Thousand Wishes scent really does seem to have a bit of effervescence , with quince and pear along with a dash of champagne . Peony and freesia add a touch of floral and creamy almond, musk and amber ground the sweetness .
It's a nice cool weather scent and I love the sparkling label with the burgundy bow. It's festive as can be and will make great gift sets .
A Thousand Wishes comes in the full line of Bath and Body Works products including a brand new item- Crystal Confetti Hair & Body Spray . The scent will launch on Nov. 3 but is available online now and is LE.
Bath and Body Works Shower Gel is $ 12.50
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Ready for a new lip crayon ? Meet Lip Perfekt by Perfekt Beauty.
This new crayon, exclusive to Ulta , is a single color that works with your lip chemistry to create a personal shade. On me it's a nude rose pink, pretty close to what it looks like in the crayon with just a little more beige in it.
Lip Perfekt is very moisturizing with hyaluronic microspheres and jojoba oil and has a shine on the lips with medium coverage. There is peppermint flavor and scent, both pretty light.
I like this a lot. It's very balm like and the color is one step up from a "your lips but better" type look. Great for a more natural lip look or touch ups.
Lip Perfekt is available now at Ulta for $ 22.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
|$ 8.99 each|
We're taking a short detour today, to the food aisle. Not just any aisle , but the holiday food one. Target's lookbook landed last week & it's where I went first.
|Keepsake Truffle Tin $24.99, Star Ornament w/ Truffles $ 8.99|
I can spend a half hour ( or more) in those aisles in Target when they first get stocked, checking out all the new candy, cookies, special editions and gift sets. No buying yet, because I would so eat them but making mental notes for what I want later.
|Large Gummy Bear $ 9.99 , Hersheys Big Bar $ 9.99|
|Hammond's Peppermints $ 1.99- $ 3.49|
This is only a bit of what will be on those shelves but it gets the appetite whetted. Archer Farms Jingle Blend, you will be mine.
|Hammond's Lollipops $ 1.99, Cotton Candy $ 1.99|
Everything will be in store beginning Nov. 2-9th
|Hot Cocoa Mason Jar $ 4.99, Marshmallows $ 1.99|
Monday, October 27, 2014
Dove & Shop Rite have a wonderful way to potentially help out a special girl you know. If you live in NY, NJ, CT, PA, DE, or MD , you can nominate one to win a Self Esteem scholarship .
Dove wants you to nominate any girl between 13 and 19 , who is a legal US resident. She could win up to a $ 4,000 scholarship. Those who nominate are also entered to win a Shop Rite gift card.
They are giving away in each state listed :
We all know how expensive college can be, this could help a teen get a great head start on achieving that degree .
Hit up this link for more info and to nominate -https://www.unileverpc.com/shoprite/?cid=sbo.723.10895.2757
Full rules and regulations here :
Friday, October 24, 2014
Pixi Holiday is here and looking good. There's a new Ultimate Beauty Kit, lip butters and more. All hit Target stores Nov. 9th.
Ultimate Beauty Kit 2 in Cool & Warm $ 34
Fairy Dust Favorites in Light Catchers $ 12
Shea Butter Lip Balm Trio in Balmy Winter $ 16
One set, Heavy Metal includes two NEW shades.
butter LONDON Lips & Tips
These sets include a full size nail lacquer coupled with a coordinating LIPPY Liquid Lipstick. Available in:
· Gears & Cheers: Nail lacquer in Dodgy Barnett, LIPPY Liquid Lipstick in La Moss
butter LONDON Heavy Metal Collection – Gilded Gears
These fashion-size lacquer sets include crème and glitter lacquers for a touch of sparkle. Includes:
· Nail Lacquer in West End Wonderland, Earl Grey (NEW), Goss, Clockwork Heart (NEW)
A full size nail lacquer duo – wear alone or layer for an edgy look. Available in:
· Golden Yard: Nail Lacquer in Come to Bed Red, West End Wonderland, Nail File
· Silver Expectations: Nail Lacquer in La Moss, Stardust, Nail File
· Silver Expectations: Nail Lacquer in La Moss, Stardust, Nail File
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Winter means we try to coordinate color with moisture on our lips. Tinted balms are always a favorite but YSL's Rouge Volupte Shine takes it up a notch with lipstick like color and plenty of moisture.
Four new Rouge Volupte Shine colors make their debut in YSL's Holiday collection., Wildly Gold. Each provides a boost of color in the pink-red family for pretty holiday lips. All winter they'll keep lips happy with their melt on balm like feel , fruity scent and shiny finish.
|Pink In Jungle, Red Indocile, Coral Intrepid, Violet Insurgent|
Shades shown are Pink In Jungle, Red Indocile, Coral Intrepid, Violet Insurgent.
YSL Rouge Volupte Shine are $ 35 and the Wildly Gold Holiday collection is available now.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Looking for a new , natural shampoo to treat your color treated locks gently ? Nature's Gate Pomegranate Sunflower Hair Defense might be the answer.
I used Nature's Gate shampoo years back and loved how my hair looked and felt with it. I loved the natural ingredient list too. It's been awhile but I got reminded when I tried this new duo.
Pomegranate Sunflower was created specifically for color treated hair but you can you use it even if yours isn't color treated ( mine isn't). It is of course sulfate free and protects against environmental stresses . Sunflower and grapeseed extracts help against color fading and add shine.
After using , my hair felt lighter than usual while still having plenty of volume, seemed brighter and with more shine. The clean , light feeling lasted over a couple days as well.
Note that the shampoo lathers really well. Often sulfate free ones don't but this gives you that lather up . The conditioner is a medium weight. If you have dry hair you might need something heavier. For slightly oily to normal, it should be just right .
Nature's Gate Pomegranate Sunflower Shampoo is $ 7.79
Nature's Gate Pomegranate Sunflower Conditioner is $ 7.79
You can find them at Whole Foods and other natural food/health stores and http://natures-gate.com/
Monday, October 20, 2014
Honey Pot : Features full sized Honey & Grapeseed Hand Cream , Naturally Nourishing Body Cream & Honey Lip Balm in a standing box with a ribbon top. $ 14.99
Mani /Pedi - Treats for hand and feet , this set gives you a full size Peppermint Foot Lotion , Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream and Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream ( possibly my all time favorite Burt's item ) along with a small printed cosmetic bag. $ 14.99
Hive Favorites - A Beeswax Lip Balm & a mini Naturally Nourishing Hand cream make up this giftable duo. $ 4.99
You can find some of the gifts sets already online at www.burtsbees.com , and they should be showing up in stores soon.
Friday, October 17, 2014
YSL Paris goes in a new direction with Rebel Collector .
Rebel takes the rose of the original and builds on that with the addition of tomato leaf accord. It changes the fragrance a lot as you would imagine. Gone is the powdery violet rose of Paris.
Rebel Collector begins with a blast of pink pepper and bergamot , with some rose in there right off as well. It's a sharp beginning but quickly softens and gives way to more rose with a whiff of powder. Then the tomato comes in , although not strongly , and there is a dryness from the iris. Rose is still weaving along in there as well.
The drydown is very musk and amber with the iris still noticeable along with a little rose to soften it.
Just as the fragrance is a different take on Paris, so is the bottle, Same shape but in a reflective silver with a hot pink top. The box opens from the top and like a flower, for a fun presentation
Paris Rebel Collector is $ 105 for 2.5 oz EDP and is LE . Available now at Nordstrom.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Did you love those cute Harujuku Lovers fragrances of some years back ? It was hard not to like those cute little dolls and I don't do "cute" much. I didn't even care what they smelled like.
After a few additions to the line, the Holiday Jingle G being my fav, the line disappeared.
But.... they're back. Baby, G, Lil' Angel , Love & Music . The Pop Electric line brings new bottles , with what I believe are the same fragrances. The notes certainly sound the same.
On Oct. 16th Gwen Stefani herself will be on HSN primetime for a 2 hour special . They are available now to buy. You can buy the set of all five , individual bottles or a three piece set that includes a fragrance , body lotion and keychain.
Harujuku Lovers Pop Electric 5 Piece Set is $124.90
Harujuku Lovers 1 oz EDP is $ 40
Harujuku Lovers 3 piece set ( 1 oz EDP, 3.5oz Body Lotion, Key Chain) is $ 60
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Want rosy blooming cheeks that say I just schussed down a mountain or helped cut down this year's Christmas tree? MAC's newest blush can help .
Sweet Sentiments is a rosy pink Mineralize Blush shade . It's got a good bit of pigment but blends down really well to a soft rose . One blended you have that rosy pink cheeked look . It brightens and amps up a Winter pallor.
Naturally the blush pairs well with the Cremesheen Lipglasses also from Heirloom Mix I featured here. A swipe of gloss and a flush of blush and you're ready to bundle up and go.
MAC Sweet Sentiments Mineralize Blush is $ 30 .
MAC Holiday is on counter Oct. 26.
A pink and plummy quintet of Cremesheen Lipglasses are part of MAC Holiday's Heirloom Mix collection.
Seeking Adoration and Romantic Overture are two of them, ready not just for holiday lips, but all Winter as well.
Seeking Adoration is described by MAC as plummy pink and that sums it up well. It's not too pink nor is it deep plum but somewhere in the middle. It's got slight shimmer which doesn't show up too much on lips. This has a more creme look to it. It's a pretty color, and one I am already wearing. Pigment is good, not bold but not too light or sheer. If you love plum lips as I do, then this is one to check out.
Romantic Overture is a sheer gloss with a lot of glimmer and sparkles. While it's called clear, there is a small hint of pink to it . Great as a topcoat, or for a quick swipe of twinkly shine without color.
MAC Heirloom Mix is available Oct. 26th.
Seeking Adoration and Romantic Overture Cremesheen Lipglosses are $ 22