Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Algenist makes great skincare and great gifts. The 10 Day Transformation Kit has some of their best products , ones I use all the time including the Splash Hydrating Setting Mist and Complete Renewal Eye Balm. It's a great way to try the brand or have travel sizes of favorites .
1.5 oz Gentle Rejuvenating Cleanser
1 oz Power Recharge Night Serum
,23 oz Complete Eye Renew Balm
1 oz Genius Ultimate Anti Aging Cream
1.3 oz Splash Hydrating Setting Mist.
Algenist 10 Day Tranformation Kit is $ 95 at Sephora , Algenist and Space NK.
Monday, December 11, 2017
Sally Hansen's Vitamin E Nail and Cuticle Oil has been a staple for years. This season it gets a festive and fun upgrade- it's scented. Perfect for stocking stuffing.
There are two fragrances available , Peppermint and Vanilla Buttercream.
Sally Hansen Vanilla Buttercream Vitamin E Nail & Cuticle Oil is 6.99 and LE.
Thursday, December 7, 2017
With the 3-Piece Goat Milk "Naughty & Nice" Gift Set for Body you can give both. The Lump of Gold bar has flecks of gold mica for a little shimmer and notes of bergamot and star anise while Lump of Kohl has bamboo charcoal to deep clean and smells of frankincense and myrhh. There's a Pot Of Gold lotion too, to seal in moisture.
$68.00 at Evine.com
You can also grab just the soap in a set of 4 leaving you with enough to treat yourself or add them to several gift bags or stockings.
The 4-piece Lump of Gold & Lump of Kohl Goat Milk Bar Soap Set has two each of the soaps and there are three options to choose from. $ 55 at Evine.com
These make great hostess gifts , Secret Santa , teachers etc. They'll get a chuckle but also something luxe they can use.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
One of the hottest products this holiday season is Gucci's Illuminating Powder.
Not only does Gucci not do a lot in the way of makeup, but just look at how pretty this is. *Almost* too pretty to use.
The butterfly catches your eye first off . Then you notice the golden pale beige shimmering powder, called Sunstone.
Sadly, the butterfly seems to be an overspray. The few light swipes of the brush I've done so far have worn it off. But you still have the luxurious powder, which goes on lightly giving a low to medium wattage radiant glow and is buildable . It's not big glitter or over the top shimmer and is very easy to wear. I show my swatch and the official image from Gucci.
It's the perfect Winter pick me and party glow getter and comes in a logo'd black compact with a mirror, and small brush in the lower compartment.
Gucci Illuminating Powder in Sunstone is LE and $ 53 at Saks, Gucci.com , Neimans and more.
Monday, December 4, 2017
Cargo goes to Emerald City for holiday this year,inspired by Seattle and with packaging done up in seasonal shades of gold and green.
The Travel Gel Lip Color Kit is one of eight new gift sets. You get 6 mini gel lipcolors , each in colorful paper tubes and sized at 2 g. Colors included are Barbados, Manhattan, Bora Bora, Venice, Sicily, and Jamaica.
Travel sizes like these are great for anyone, but the jet setter on your list might appreciate pretty but portable lippies.
Cargo Cosmetics Travel Gel Lipcolor Set is $ 25
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Maui Moisture Bamboo Fibers is a strengthening, moisturizing and thickening duo for stressed hair, brittle hair.
While my hair doesn't quite fall into that category , it does have some pretty dry areas mid -ends and ends , and using this for the past few weeks has made a difference. I've noticed a definite change for the better in my drier areas, needing less leave- in after washing. I've been able to use about the half the oil I used to spray on than before and hair is better conditioned.
The shampoo and conditioner are sulfate free and have aloe juice as the first ingredient along with neem oil and coconut water. They deliver a nice dose of moisture but nothing heavy or over done and it does add some thickness and volume to hair. If your hair is super dry you might need a little more moisture but anybody with normal to dry hair should find this works really well, especially if they have thinner or flat hair that needs a little boost. The Mom who has thin, fragile hair and always needs volume boosting thought that it worked really well. It's not easy to get her to try something new but this passed her tests.
Bamboo is known to be strengthening and strong I can attest to this from the bamboo plants that came with the house and that we simply cannot get rid of no matter what . If even a portion of that strength gets applied to your hair that's a good thing
Maui Moisture is approx. 8.99 each and available at all mass market outlets.
Friday, December 1, 2017
Each year there is a new design and this year they've gone very different but really beautiful with deep blue glass accented with gold holly and pine.
Also available is the Holiday 2017 Candle Trio . This gives you Une Forêt d’Or , Ambre and Eau d'Hadrien , their iconic zesty citrus fragrance. $90.00
Annick Goutal Holiday is available at Saks, Neimans and more.