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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Fab Beauty Gifts to Give (and Get) This Season!

It's that time of year again, the time where we MUST go shopping!  This year I'm planning on having my holiday shopping done long before December.  Of course starting with the women on your list is the easy part!  Buying gifts for men almost puts me in a panic, but girls are so much fun to shop for.  I thought I would share some of my latest beauty obsessions that I'm planning on giving as gifts this year. 
1.     Zen Cosmetics Organizer by Quirky
Sometimes something simple can make you so happy.  I recently purchased this from Target in an effort to streamline my morning routine.  I was storing my make-up brushes in a vintage, pink Paris tin cup.  I loved the look of it on my counter, but I was forever digging around trying to find the right brush, especially as sharpened eyeliners and lip liners became shorter and fell below the rim of the cup.  

This solved the problem perfectly.  It's simply a rectangle box with grippy silicone flowers that hang on to your brushes to keep them upright. 
The center of the flowers hold the large brushes, while the petals are great for thin pencils and brushes.  What woman couldn't use this?!


2.  Fave4 Texture Takeover Oomph Enhancing Hairspray - 
The week that this arrived in my mailbox, I nearly went through the entire bottle.  So, I have paced myself now, trying to use it on days where I have plans that involve more than just a trip to the grocery store.  What's so great about this?  It's a texture spray / beachy wave spray /  hairspray / gloss in one.  At least that's my take on it.  Have layers in your hair?  You know how they look great after you do your hair, only to fall into a limp blob an hour later?  This is what you need.  Lift up sections of your hair and spray in between, or all over, scrunch, whatever.  It doesn't really matter.  Just spray it all over and be fabulous.  Er, I mean, tell the person you're giving this to how to use it.  Or just buy two.  I am obsessed and will never be without it!  Oh, and did I mention it smells ah-mazing?   

2.  Rodan + Fields Amp MD System-

Who doesn't want younger looking skin? I am so excited to give this as a gift, it's a micro-needle roller that you roll over your skin to achieve firmer, more youthful skin. 


Check out these before and after pics, I love that it works on your neck too!

Another product of theirs that I'm excited about, is the Redefine Macro Exfoliator.  It is a favorite product of the friend that told me about Rodan + Fields new line.  She is running a special for those of you that are interested, just be sure to mention Sparkle, Sweat, and Juice when you email her to receive a free gift that you can add to your present, or keep for yourself!
Order here:  jnmalloy@gmail.com 

3.  GlamGlow Youthmud, Tinglexfoliate Treatment -

Know someone who needs pampering?  Give them this indulgent mask.  Just 10 minutes to a glowy complexion.  So what if I scared my baby the first time I had it on, the smoother, brighter skin was worth it!  Just kidding, but this is a great mask to use when you're feeling dull.  Just slather it on, and ten minutes later you're a new woman.   Plus if you buy the cute little sample size, it's the perfect stocking stuffer! 


4.  LipSense Lipstick-
I just recently stumbled upon this product and it is unlike any lipstick I've ever tried.  I always wear lipstains, but they rarely last all day and are drying.  I can't stand having to reapply lipstick during the day, or having it rub off on cups that I'm drinking out of.  This product adheres to your lips, rather than staining them, for color that lasts up to 18 hours (!)  It is waterproof, does not kiss-off, smear-off, rub-off or budge-off.  Plus they have tons of shades to choose from.  I was skeptical at first, but pleasantly shocked that it held up to the claims.  Trust me, there's no more lipstick marks on my coffee cup (or baby's face!)  I will be ordering more colors and throwing out my old lipsticks.  You can try LipSesne here:

Check out the colors here:

5.  Bombshell Cosmetics Smooth Criminal Powder- 
This 100% silica powder is like using a filter from your favorite photo app, on your face - it evens out lines and imperfections, and gives you a flawless finish.  Plus it lasts all day. 

6.  Moonstruck 3D Fiber Lashes from Younique-

My lashes are pretty long, thanks to Latisse, but I still always want a fuller, thicker look.  Awhile ago I decided I was going to master false eyelashes once and for all, not for everyday but at least for special occasions.  Well that didn't work so well.  Not only are they a pain to apply, I ended up getting too much glue on them and had trouble removing them.  Trouble as in I had to give up and go to bed with them half on, half off, poking me in the eye.  It was either that or rip the skin off my eyelid where it was attached.   Needless to say after the strange looks from my husband, (and terrified looks from my baby),  I realized I had to throw them away and give up.

Then I heard about this wonderful product.  It gives that lush look of falsies, but it as simple as applying mascara.  Finally!  There are two tubes that make up this product:  the transplanting gel and the natural fibers.  Simply apply your own favorite mascara, let dry, and then coat with the black transplanting gel.  Next, layer on the natural fibers until you reach the desired thickness and length, then coat again with the gel to seal.  Oh, and it removes easily with eye make-up remover.  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this product.  You'll want to give some to all the girls on your list. 

Hope that helps a little with your holiday shopping!  Have a wonderful holiday season everyone!


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