Monday, December 23, 2013

Press Release: IONI Cosmetics Announces Functional Mascaras

IONI Cosmetics announces functional mascaras; PhatLash-Volumizing Mascara, LashAffair-Lengthening Mascara and FlirtyLash-Curling Mascara. If you wear nothing else, wear mascara.  I never leave the house without it!

The secret to great mascara, besides the great formulation, is in the brush! IONI cosmetics has mastered this! These three mascaras feature specific brushes to ensure and emphasize the best function.

IONI’s Phat Lash waterproof formula and extra voluminous brush creates instant big, bold lashes that last all day and night! The Phatlash thickens and defines the thinnest of lashes.
IONI’s Lash Affair waterproof formula creates flawless definition and extreme length.

 Retail: $3.49
IONI’s Flirty Lash waterproof formula creates sculpted lashes with tons of flirty curl, allowing to shape your lashes with sexy curves.

Bloggers worldwide are raving about IONI Cosmetics and the performance of these functional mascaras!

 Jon Davler Inc. introduced Ioni Cosmetics (Ioni Makeup) in 2012. Its purpose is to offer high quality beauty products at affordable prices. Ioni has a simple and chic style that caters to the mass market. Launching in over 900 stores domestically and internationally, Ioni Cosmetics is showing dynamic growth and adding new domestic and international distribution daily.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

BeautyBox5 December Box

Hello darlings, its time to reveal the fabulousness of this month's BeautyBox5!
Its so funny how such a small box can bring me such excitement each month.  BeautyBox5  is monthly subscription that delivers five select beauty samples straight to your doorstep through a choice of subscription options including: $12.00/month, $30.00/quarterly or $99.00/ yr. 
This month's theme was Good Girl Gone Bad? and as a part of the official BeautyBox5 review team, I received the items complimentary in exchange for my thoughts and like last month, this month's box was a lot of fun.   
NYX Love in Rio: Sway with Lola 
Retail: $6.00
Undoubtedly, I was drooling in anticipation of last month's sneak peek at the NYX Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palette.  NYX is one of my favorite brands because its great quality and pretty affordable. When I pulled out the Love in Rio: Sway with Lola trio I was a little surprised at the color combo since they seemed a little beachy.  After a little research, I learned the palette was part of NYX's Spring launch.  They have a velvety texture that  glides right on.  Like many of NYX's shadows, they're nicely pigmented and leave you with really smooth, even coverage.  One element I liked in particular is that they're mostly matte, but with a hint of shimmer.  They create a softer, more natural effect (my preference) but with the right liner and gloss, can be amped up for a more sultry effect.         
Ofra Cosmetics: Sultry Lipgloss Plumper
Retail: $12.95
Speaking of glosses.. :D Ofra's Sultry Lipgloss Plumper is ideal for topping off your look with the perfect pout.  The texture of this gloss was quite unique.  It wasn't gooey or sticky like other glosses and its sheen is more subtle.  Instead, it is a little thicker and very heavily pigmented.  I loved wearing it because the rich, maroon-like color is perfect for the holiday season, with bits of gold shimmer, and it stayed put without smudging off.  It is supposed to come with a tang of mint flavor, (although I didn't taste any) and is supposed to help plump lips.  I didn't think mine necessarily looked any fuller, but the way the texture went on allowed me to achieve clean definition, which looked nice.  
Clean & Clear Morning Bust Hydrating Gel Moisturizer
Retail: $6.99
Truthfully, I have not used any Clean and Clear products since probably high school or college.  But I think it's time to revisit its isle in the drugstore!  I haven't been so pleasantly surprised with a product in a long time.  Not only does this little guy smell totally delish, (like sweet cucumber) but feels soo heavenly on your skin.  The gel is water based and blended with cucumber and green mango extract, making it safe for all skin types. My dry skin tends to be sensitive, and this felt so cool and soothing on it.  Whether its morning or night, this is a surefire way to add moisture to thirsty skin.     
Body Drench Daily Moisturizing Lotion
Retail: $8.99
Another one of skin's must have thirst quenchers!  A combination of aroma therapy and moisturizer in one, this hemp lotion offers a nice reprieve for tired skin.  It is emollient rich with a creamy, soothing texture.  It penetrated the cracked skin around my knuckles, without burning it, and helped calm it.  This is a great winter add to your purse for daily use.  It will keep your hands baby soft through these harsh months without leaving behind any greasy residue.   
The Every Beauty Flexible Foot Smoother
Retail: $4.99
I was happy to see this was a recipient of Beauty At Its Best Awards in 2012 and was eager to try it.  Its dermabrasion coating is designed to remove rough, dry cracked skin on feet, knees and elbows. It has two textures to work with: one side is coarse and the flip side is fine.  This product was difficult for me to test because at the moment I don't have any areas dry enough to need tending to.  But from handling it thus far I can say for the record its definitely firm, but flexible and easy to work with.  I look forward to having this on hand for the summer when the constant sandal wearing and running around barefoot starts to tear up my feet.
That's it for December my lovelies, check back for the January box preview! 
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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Tis the Season to Make Your Nails Dazzle!

Add Festive Holiday Flair To Your Nails With Custom Nail Solutions President Katie Saxton's Merry Manicure Tips

The Holiday 2013 season is steadily approaching, which means you're probably gearing up for all of the festive gift-exchange parties and fun nights of caroling. Along with your favorite Christmas sweater and Santa hat, make sure to add an extra dash of holiday cheer to your seasonal attire with a fab and festive manicure! Katie Saxton, Nail Expert and President of Custom Nail Solutions, has the exclusive inside on merry manicures that will help you turn heads at all of the season's holiday parades and Secret Santa parties!

According to Katie, the top nail trends of the 2013 Holiday season are: 

Gleeful Glitter: Everything seems to sparkle during the holidays, and this should also hold true for your nails! Paint your nails red and green, alternating the colors on each nail, and let dry. Then, paint each red nail with a coat of red glitter polish and add a coat of green glitter polish to all of the green nails. Let dry and voilà! Your nails are ready to steal the spotlight at all your merry festivities!

Winter Snowflake Mani: Snowflake nail stamps are a fab and festive way to add pizazz to your holiday mani! Before you do this design, make sure you have blue polish, silver polish, clear topcoat, and a nail stamp kit with a snowflake stamping plate on hand. We like the Nail Art Stamping Set by Shany Cosmetics. Paint your nails blue and let dry, then place silver polish over the snowflake design on the stamping plate, and use the nail kit’s scraper to rid the plate of excess polish. While the silver polish is still wet, place the stamper over the plate so the snowflake design transfers, then press the stamper down on the nail. Do this until each nail is adorned with cute little silver snowflakes. Finish the look by adding a clear topcoat to each nail.

Christmas Tree Tape Mani: We all love gazing at dazzling Christmas trees during the holiday season. Celebrate this lovely holiday tradition with a merry Christmas tree tape mani! To do this nail design, have on-hand green polish, red polish, Scotch tape, scissors, nail glue, and gold nail gems. Paint the first nail red and let dry, then lay a piece of tape from the bottom left edge to the center of the tip, and place a second piece of tape from the right bottom edge to the center of the tip, making sure the pieces of tape intersect at a point below the upper edge of the nail. This will form a triangle "tree" of space in the middle of the nail. Cut several strips of tape and place them horizontally across the "tree," making sure they are not exactly parallel. Paint over the nail and tape strips with green polish and remove the tape strips while the polish is still dry. Let dry and repeat for each nail. Once all the nails are adorned with little green Christmas trees against a red background, add a clear topcoat to each nail. Once dry, use nail glue to glue gold nail gem "stars" at the top of each tree!

Pretty Presents: Make sure your nails are like cheerful little holiday gifts this season! To do this mani, have on-hand red polish, green polish, purple polish, gold polish, and silver polish. Paint each nail either red, green, or purple, alternating the colors for each nail. Then, using a toothpick, paint a single gold "ribbon" from the top of each nail to the bottom, and add a silver line next to the gold. Let dry, then use the toothpick to draw horizontal gold and silver ribbons through the middle of each nail. Once dry, use a toothpick to add little silver and gold "bows" where the ribbons intersect. Add a clear topcoat to complete the look.

Cheerful Champagne Mani: Nothing says "Happy Holidays!" like a glass of bubbly with all of your closest friends and relatives! For this festive holiday manicure, paint your nails with a coat of shimmery gold polish and let dry, then add gold glitter polish to the tips. This fun holiday mani is sure to get you noticed this season!

Jubilant New Year Mani: This flashy nail design will help you look fabulous as you count down to the New Year! Paint all of your nails royal blue and let dry, then add a coat of multi-colored glitter polish on each nail. This is a fun and festive way to celebrate the New Year!

Christmas Lights Mani: Show off your artistic side with this lovely manicure! Paint your nails red and let dry, then, using a toothpick and black nail polish, draw a squiggly black “light cord” from the outer edge of your thumbnail to the outer edge of your pinky nail, making certain to only get polish on the nails. Let the polish dry, then paint little holiday Christmas lights both above and below the cord, using polishes of all different colors. Once complete and dry, add a final topcoat to complete the look!

Joyous Water Marble Mani: An eye-catching red and green water marble mani will look great with all of your holiday get-ups! To do this intricate and eye-catching design, start off with a cup of room temperature water, a bottle of red polish, and a bottle of green polish, as well as tape and several toothpicks. Place tape around the edge of the first nail, covering the cuticles. Add two drops of red to the water and let spread, then a drop of green polish in the middle of the red polish. Then, take a toothpick and drag the edges of the polish to the center of the circle. Press your nail into the design, use a toothpick to scrape excess polish away from the edges of the nail, and take the nail out of the water. Then remove the tape and let dry. Use a toothpick to clear the polish from the top of the water, and repeat the process with the rest of the nails. Add a final clear topcoat to complete the look. The end result: a jolly water marble mani that is sure to be the talk of every seasonal soiree you attend!

Katie Saxton is the President of Custom Nail Solutions, a renowned blogger, and regular contributor to TV, radio, print and online media, on topics of nail beauty, nail care and trends The Custom Nail Solutions Nail System provides a perfect canvas for the below Summer 2013 nail designs. It is a revolutionary artificial nail product that gives you reusable and chemical-free custom nails that uniquely fit only your nail beds. They are thinnber, stronger, and virtually indestructible. You can have lovely, natural-looking salon-style nails on your own schedule and in the comfort of your own home.
Info and photos courtesy of beautypress
Have you done any special holiday nail designs?  What were some of your faves?

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Elegance of David M. Robinson

 David M. Robinson is a premier retailer of some of the most luxurious brands, and opulent jewelry ever crafted.  As one of the UK's most popular Manchester Jewellers, it is known for its delicate jewels and timepieces by brands like Omega, Cartier and Patek Philippe to name a few. 
Snowdrops Diamond Ring
It is the ideal shopping spot for anyone with a true love and appreciation for stylish, elegant pieces.  As a girl with a flare for accessories, I was completely mesmerized by sparklers like this Snowdrops diamond ring and dubbed it number one on my wish list! 
You're the One Bangle
One of the elements that stood out to me about David M. Robinson while browsing, was that it caters to a range of preferences.  Stand out favorites of mine were items like this You're the One bangle that possesses a graceful, feminine feel that will dress up your look but keep it modest.  These refined Cloud Nine  hoop earrings create a bolder, edgier effect.  They're the ultimate details guaranteed to make a statement.   
Cloud Nine Hoop Earrings
Diamonds may be a girl's best friend... but what about men?  Well, if you didn't already know, watches like these stunners from the Omega collection are a sure to get them intrigued.   Those who have ever looked into purchasing such a timepiece, or any luxury piece for that matter, know they can be pretty pricey.  The nice thing about David M. Robinson is that you can chose a structured payment plan that you can apply to a variety of items like interest free watches , engagement rings, earrings, necklaces, etc.
If you're interested in learning more about David M. Robinson, or have seen something you like, you can check them out here
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Are you shopping for someone special?  Did anything catch your eye?  If so, be sure to come back and share your experience! 

Monday, December 16, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide

It is officially crunch time!  Maybe you only have one or two people left on your list to shop for.  Or maybe you work best under pressure and you've found leaving your holiday shopping till the last nano of a second has produced some incredible finds!  Either way, I love to help a sister (or brother) out and have collected an array of fun gift ideas that are still easy to snag before the holiday.   

Retail: $65.00 ($120 value!)
Deluxe 12-Piece Fashion Size Set: This holiday season make a statement and create your own bespoke lacquer wardrobe with the butter LONDON Deluxe 12-Piece Fashion Size Set. The carefully crafted gift box contains 10 fashion size lacquers, including two NEW exclusive shades, as well as butter LONDON’s famous Nail Foundation Flawless Basecoat and Hardwear P.D. Quick Topcoat.
Available at:

Retail: $15.00 per lacquer
Illusionists Lacquer Collection: Perfect for the holiday season, The Illusionists Lacquer Collection delivers glamour and chic lacquers and overcoats with a bold and unique clash of texture and opulent hues. Classic lacquers Come To Bed Red and Union Jack Black are paired with a new lacquer, Bramble, and three new overcoats, Petrol, Stardust, and Stratford Honey, to add glitter textures and shimmering shades to your nails.
Available at:

Retail: $39.00
Glam Rock 6-Piece Set: Small, fashionable sizes are all the rage with this set of take-them-anywhere lacquers. Expand your lacquer wardrobe and create your own bespoke looks with five butter LONDON cult classics (All Hail the Queen, Pillar Box Red, Slapper, Trout Pout, West End Wonderland) and one NEW shade, Buckie.
 Available at:

Retail: $95.00
Joyeux Noel Candle: Dominique Ropion and Frédéric Malle have collaborated once again to deliver a scent reminiscent of the holidays. Frédéric Malle describes Christmas as having a family atmosphere, specific colors (mostly red and green) and a particular scent of pine, amber cinnamon, and a touch of cotton candy which all come together to create the Joyeux Noel Candle.
 Available at:, Barneys New York and  
Retail: $52.00
The Anti-Wrinkle Collection: This three-piece set provides everything you need to combat advanced signs of aging. Arm yourself with a full size Gentle Rejuvenating Cleanser, a deluxe size Complete Eye Renewal Balm and a half size Regenerative Anti-Aging Moisturizer.
Available at:, Sephora and 
Retail: $95.00

The Best of Algenist Collection: Knock it out of the park this year with our tried-and-true skincare must-haves. This set includes: a full size Gentle Rejuvenating Cleanser, a full size Complete Eye Renewal Balm and a deluxe size Firming & Lifting Cream.

Available at:, Sephora and 

Retail: $98.00
The Firming Collection: Sculpt and shape this holiday season to combat overindulgence. Our Firming Collection will have you looking tight in time for the New Year. This collection includes a full size Retinol Firming & Lifting Serum, a full size Firming & Lifting Cream and a deluxe Gentle Rejuvenating Cleanser.
Available at:, Sephora and 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Missing those Holiday Scents?

Many special moments in life are associated with a familiar scent, and that's something I love about the holidays.  Wintertime brings us a rush of scents like warm vanilla, spicy cinnamon, and the crisp, sharpness of a freshly cut Christmas pine.. <sigh>

But sometimes one can't always indulge in these festive delights.  Living within a thriving metropolis made of cement doesn't leave much room for mother nature to flourish.  Enviroscent creates fun alternatives for adding a little holiday cheer to your city apartment, or to those who just want to punch up the fading scent of their delicious country pine. Clever products like ScentSicles (Scented Ornaments) come in different scents: White Winter Fir, Christmas Tree Spruce, It's a Wonderful Spice, Snow Berry Wreath, and Two Dashes of cinnamon. 

Retail: $8.95
 Snow Berry Wreath is a soft blend of Christmas berries and a refreshing, woodsy pine... Mmm yum! I love these because they're really easy and simple to use and let you get really creative.  Each tube contains six, slim scented ornaments that you can hang virtually anywhere.  You can hang them on your tree to amp up its natural scent, place them on a wreath, or even slip them in a table top arrangement.  The nice thing about them is that they're slim, and conveniently a dark green color which makes them easy to hide so they won't take away from any décor.   
 They're ideal because their aroma is soft and subtle, very natural smelling.  It doesn't over power you and fills the room nicely.  They're a terrific touch for the ambiance at a holiday party, or for setting the mood when you want to feel in the holiday spirit :) 
The sticks are biodegradable and infused with pure, authentic smelling fragrance that lasts for 30 days.  Each tube also includes hooks for hanging. 

ScentSicles are available seasonally at:

Wal-Mart, Bed Bath & Beyond, Lowes, Michaels, Cracker Barrel, Hallmark, select Home Depot stores nationwide and several other fine retailers.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Holiday Extras from Goody

Looking for stocking stuffers or a few extras to add to your beauty lover's gift bundle this year?  Goody has some really fun accessories that are sporting an adorable bow theme and can be really cute for the holidays.  
Retail: $5.99
Gossip Girl's Blair Waldorf made headbands a staple in every girl's box of hair accessories.  Using them as her signature detail, topping off almost every look, they are totally functional for almost any ensemble.  These styles from Goody are some of my faves.  The purple bow is so Miss Waldorf, while the silver with gold beading for embellishment, is ideal for the holidays.  If you feel like going casual, the camouflage print with gold studs is perfect for dressing up a pair of jeans and giving it a punky feel.  
Retail: $3.99
This clip is so charming because it instantly dresses up your look.  Scoop your hair into a half pony, clip it with a cute bow, and ta- da!  It's classy and elegant, and done in 3 seconds flat.
 Retail: $2.99
Hair ties are more then convenient, they're an actual necessity in a girl's life.  Its so easy to just throw hair up into a ponytail, but adding a colorful bow here and there just makes it that more stylish.  This is a fun set that comes with several hair ties and a bow to just slip in at the base.  This is also good to pin back long bangs. 
GOODY Spin Pins!  These are one of the most innovative products I've ever used.  Oh how I wish these existed years ago!  I've been a dancer for many years and if I had a penny for every bobby pin I've ever broken, lost, stretched out, or had pop out while dancing, I'd be a billionaire. 
Spin Pins are insanely reliable for providing hold.  Ideal for buns and various up dos.  And you may be wondering why there's only two in the pack.  Well dolls, that's because more likely then not, two can get the job done.  
I pop in two of these babies to throw up my long, thick curls and in seconds I'm done.  They can get pretty tight, depending how deep you "screw" them into your hair, and at times they've even made my head pulse and I've had to loosen them.  But their hold is amazing and my hair never falls out.  I can also state for the record that I've never got my hair tangled in them.  Not once.  So for those with those long, luscious locks who rely on strong hold, these will work well and can make a great gift.
Available at local drugstores like CVS, DuaneReade, Target,  and Walgreens.
Are you almost done with your holiday shopping? 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Is Your Pet Ready for the Holidays?

If you've read some of my past posts you might remember me mentioning my sincere love for all dogs.  I can't think of many things in this life that make me happier then spending time with my pooch.  My dog is more then just the family pet, and I'm sure many of you can relate. So each year, my family and I like to have a few surprises waiting for him under the tree to open on Christmas morning with the rest of us! (And yes, he actually DOES tear them open on his own, paper and all!) 

My Pooch Barclay taking in the scenery :) Winter 2012

Petco is a leading pet specialty retailer that I've shopped at many times in the past.  It offers an enormous selection of fun pet products, along with helpful services and advice.  Shopping there can be such a fun experience because they let you bring the pups.  When our dog first arrived home, my parents took him there to pick out his own toys!

This year, Petco has an amazing selection of gifts to give your pet this year, and if you haven't already picked some up, now is totally the time to do so!



I use Burt's Bees products on myself and love them.  I'm sure my pup would be just as pleased!  Check out the rest of the Burt's Bees Natural Pet Care collection.

For you fashionistas out there that can't resist decking their pup up in the cutting edge, hippest of hip styles, you'll totally swoon over these sassy little numbers:

Petco Sequin Puffy Holiday Coat
(SRP $19.99)  which not only keeps pooches warm this winter, but also sparkles and
shines with festive red sequins.
Dogs can also look their best in a
Petco Sequin Bow
Tie Collar (SRP: $7.99).
For a more sophisticated style the
Wag-a-Tude Holiday
Shawl (SRP $9.99)
with faux fur
is the perfect pooch present.
 Don't leave out your kitty cat! Keep
them looking fabulous and festive with some of these outfit ideas! 
Barclay opening one of his gifts at last year's Christmas extravaganza!

 About Petco :
The Petco Foundation, an independent nonprofit organization, that has raised more than $110 million since it was created in 1999 to help promote and improve the welfare of companion animals. In conjunction with the Foundation, we work with and support thousands of local animal welfare groups across the country and, through in-store adoption events, help find homes for more than 350,000 animals every year.
Are you shopping for your pet this season?  Are you interested in any of the Petco items? 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Press Release: OPI Holiday Gift Sets

OPI launches three new gift sets this holiday season – Pack the Essentials, Fit to Be Tied and Sweet on My Beau. Each gift set includes holiday-inspired hues in festive packaging, perfect for giving and receiving.

Pack the Essentials contains five classic nail lacquers in rich hues of purple and red, champagne glitter and soft pink and neutral cremes, plus Start-to-Finish, packaged in a quilted train case. Fit to Be Tied features three duo gift sets, each containing two lacquers and three glitter hair tie bracelets. Sweet on My Beau features two soft shades – Alpine Snow and Sweet Heart – and includes a metallic cosmetic bag with bow decal.

OPI gift sets take the guesswork out of holiday shopping for the fashionistas in your life,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “Fit to Be Tied offers fun duos to mix and match, with seasonal shades and textured finishes. Sweet on My Beau makes it easy to touch up nails on the go.”

Pack the Essentials includes the following lacquers: Bubble Bath, Tickle My France-y, Big Apple Red, Lincoln Park After Dark and My Favorite Ornament, as well as the treatment Start-to-Finish, which gives lacquer a glossy finish and protects nails especially during the harsh winter months.

 Fit to Be Tied
duo #1 includes Mariah Carey Holiday Liquid Sand shades It’s Frosty Outside and Emotions, duo #2 includes

Russian Navy and, duo #3 includes The Thrill of Brazil and Black Cherry Chutney.

OPI Gift Sets:
OPI Pack the Essential, $49.95 ($59.95 CAN)
Fit to Be Tied, $15.95 ( $19.95 CAN)
Sweet on My Beau,$15.95 ($19.95 CAN)

Pack the Essentials, Fit to Be Tied and Sweet on My Beau will be available October 2013, at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and

Monday, December 9, 2013

Sephora Holiday Favorites

Treat everyone on your list with one of the exclusive Sephora Favorites gift sets this holiday season, each loaded with a selection of best-selling products that will keep them looking great from top to toe.

Sephora Favorites Lashstash ($45)
With formulas that stretch to wands that curl and falsies that flutter, this 11-piece set guarantees luscious lashes.
Products include:

Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real Mascara
Blinc Mascara
Buxom Lash Mascara
Clinique High Impact Mascara
Lancome Hypnose Drama
Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant
Sephora Collection False Eye Lashes in Celebrity
Sephora Collection Outrageous Volume Mascara
Tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes Statement Mascara
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils baby Doll

Sephora Favorites BB Buzz ($25.00/$62.00 Value)
These 5 in 1 multi-taskers prime, perfect, protect, hydrate, and treat. Fall in love with five of Sephora's top selling BB creams in portable sizes.

Boscia BB Cream SPF27 PA++
Dr. Jart Premium Beauty Balm 45 PA+++
Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 35 in Light
Stila Stay All Day 10-in-one HD Illuminating Beauty Balm with Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Too Faced Tinted Beauty Balm Multi-Benefit Skin Care Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen in Cream

Sephora Favorites Glitz & Glam ($45.00/$159.00 Value)
This day to night makeup collection contains eight of Sephora's most dazzling products housed in a chic clutch, including four full-size products*.

Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelée*
Lancome Hypnose Star in Noir Midnight
Nails Inc Kensington Caviar Gel Effect Plumping Top Coat
NARS Lip Gloss in Gold Digger
Sephora Collection False Eyelashes in Celebrity*
Stila Stay All Day 10-in-One HD Illuminating Beauty Balm with Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Too Faced 3 Way Lash Lining Tool*
Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow in Space Cowboy*

Sephora Favorites Super Stars ($75.00/$280.00 Value)
From makeup to nail polish to fragrance, this exclusive 12-piece beauty kit contains all your beauty must-haves. Products include:

Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel
Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray
Deborah Lippmann Treatment-Infused Nail Color in Cleopatra in New York
Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil
NARS Lipstick in Dolce Vita
Origins GinZing™ Refreshing Eye Cream to Brighten and Depuff
Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 35
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner
Too Faced Better Than False Lashes
Too Faced Flexistretch™ Nylon Fibers
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Sin & Mushroom
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Rollerball

The Sephora Favorites will be available for a limited time in all US Sephora stores, as well as by calling 1-877-SEPHORA or logging on to via computer or smartphone.
What's your holiday shopping status?? Will any of these holiday samplers help you speed it along?! ;)

Sunday, December 8, 2013

scünci® Stocking Stuffers Giveaway!

Sometimes the simplest gift ideas can be the most fun!  You don't have to empty your wallet to put a little glitz and glam under the tree this year. scünci® has some holiday favorites out this season that are perfect for the girly girl on your list. 
Ranging from just $2.99- $4.99, below are some of my top picks PR kindly sent to me, complimentary for review:
scünci® Knotted Ponytailers

These are one of my favorites because they're great for adding a pop of color to your look, and they can even double as a colorful wrist band.  I myself have been guilty of wearing ugly, plain black hair ties on my wrist for emergencies (you know you've done it too) and these are a stylish way to get away with it.  I love that you can mix and match, or layer up the colors for an edgy effect, whether its on your wrist or in your hair. 
This niffy little gadget is fantastic.  It looks a little tricky at first, but its actually quite simple.  The four step directions off the package make it easy to operate:
1.) Hold comb between fingers and thumb.
2.) Gather hair into desired hairstyle and slide first comb into hair facing down, fitting contour of your head.
3.) Stretch second comb over to opposite ear and flip comb to fit the contour of your head.
It literally lets you create tons of different styles, and stays in place pretty well.  I've used it for half ponys, as well as to scoop all my hair up off my neck.  The designs come in variations of colors and all are appropriate for an elegant up do or casual day to day wear with jeans.  I'd name this a stylish, truly convenient accessory to have in your collection, that also is very durable. 
Now this little sparkler I found to be ideal for short, or fine hair.  As my hair is ultra thick and long, this did little terms of holding anything in place.  It served best as a sparkly decoration to my hair that was already pinned up and in place.  Perhaps it might be good to pin back long bangs, (but I don't have any).  Either way its guaranteed to glam up your look for your next holiday party and give your do a chic finish.
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