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Monday
Nov252013

Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Hair & Nail Gifts.

Hair & Nail gifts are easy to give. They are universal because most women like to have great hair and nice nails. And really, who doesn't like a little extra nail or hair pampering? What I really love about hair and nail gifts is that they go perfectly with those gift certificates for hair or nail services! Here are my hair and nail gift picks for this year.

Beautiful Makeup Search Holiday Gift Guide - Hair + Nail Gifts

Moroccanoil Styling Essentials Kit - $62.00 
This Moroccanoil set contains some of the brands most popular treatments that will introduce hair obsessed girls to the great products. The set includes Moroccanoil Treatment, Moroccanoil Heat Styling Protection  and Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Strong. It comes packaged in a very chic white faux croc clutch.

Dior Diorific Vernis Minuit - $26.00
This Dior nail polish is the most gorgeous blackened red color, perfect for the holidays or all winter long. It is elegantly bottled, packaged and makes for the most luxurious gift.

AVEDA Give Stronger Hair - $46.00
This gift boxed set contains everything a gal needs for better looking, stronger hair. It contains a limited edition damage remedy™ shampoo, conditioner and daily hair repair.

Kate Spade New York Holiday Mini Nail Polish Set - $28.00
This cute set includes four holiday-ready shades for any girl-on-the-go! Shades include First Blush, Shocking Pink, Rose Champagne and All That Glitters.

essie Holiday Collection Kit - $15.00
This set of five mini essie polishes is the ultimate must-have and includes iconic shades - ballet slippers, chinchilly, turquoise & caicos, forever yummy, wicked. Each one works with any fabulous outfit and looks great all year long.

mark Nailed It Trend Mini Nail Lacquers - $7.00

The look is all party with this great little gift boxed set of polishes. This set includes two mini nail polishes in super sparkling Snowberry & Tinseltown, a sparkling red and a sparkling silver. 

Hot Tools Star Struck 1” Salon Nano Ceramic Flat Iron - $65.00
Everyone loves a great flat iron, and this professional flat iron is made with nanoceramic technology for a super smooth finish and high shine. Give the gift of beautiful hair!

Alterna Haircare “Katie’s Favorites” Travel Set - $29.95
Curated by Alterna Co-Owner, Katie Holmes, this holiday gift set reflects Katie’s travel must have’s for the woman on the go. The handy travel bag includes Caviar Replenishing Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner, Bamboo Smooth Kendi Pure Treatment Oil, and Bamboo Style Cleanse Extend Dry Shampoo.

Monday
Nov252013

Makeup Wars: My Holiday Wish List.

This week I am publishing this years Holiday Gift Guides. I am suggesting the best of the best beauty products that will make great gifts. But what about me? I have a few beauty items on my holiday wish list too. I think my wish list is actually reasonable. Well, all but one item is, but a girl can dream, can't she? That is why it is called a *wish* list, I suppose.

These are the beauty gifts that I have on my holiday wish list this year.

A Beauty Bloggers Wish List

Fresh Sugar Stars Mini Lip Treatment Set - $65.00
I should probably just buy this set myself because I will put it to good use. I use the Fresh Lip Treatments all the time, and this set has eight of them, all in mini sizes, plus a brand new flavor.

Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Milk Bath & Body Duet - $48.00
I've made no secret that I don't wear real fragrance. Most scents give me a headache or bother my husband. I received a sample of this scent in a body wash and both of us fell in love and it's been a staple in my shower ever since. I've left hints for this duet and am really wishing for this so my spa nights can be complete. 

Michael Kors Sporty Collection Lip Lacquer & Nail Gift Set - $32.00
I am wishing for a certain Michael Kors handbag for Christmas and I think this sporty set would go nicely. My husband is just as obsessed with Michael Kors as I am and I think if I showed him this set, I would be gifted this as well. I have never tried any makeup from the brand yet, so I think this would be a great time and a great set to start.

Tweezerman Brow & Lash Beauty Box - $85.00
The ultimate tool set, I just don't want this set, I need this set. My tweezers and trimmers seems to mysteriously disappear all the time. I guess I have too many well groomed teenagers in my house. This beauty box has seven brow and lash tools plus a case to keep them in. Plus it comes from the best selling brow brand, Tweezerman.

Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Makeup Trunk - $1400.00
Every year, Bobbi Brown has a beautiful trunk that is filled with everything for the ultimate Bobbi beauty look. The trunk is stuffed with a selection of Bobbi's best makeup, tools and skin care. I have lusted over these trunks for years and it will be forever on my wish list.

What is on your beauty wish list this year?

Monday
Nov252013

Sephora Black Friday Preview 2013.

If you are going to be shopping Black Friday, then you will want to shop at Sephora and check out some of their $10 Black Friday deals. They have some really amazing deals and sets lined up. What I really like is that some of these deals are good for in-store and some are good for online, and some are good both in-store and online.

Sephora Black Friday Preview 2013

Here is a little Sephora Black Friday Preview for 2013.

Makeup

  • LORAC Fan Favorite Eyeshadow & Eyeliner Duo
  • Buxom Curtain Call Set
  • Bite Lush Lip Trio
  • Smashbox Heatwave Lipgloss Set
  • Stila Artful Eye Collector's Palette (3 to choose from)
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Amazing Eyes Set
  • Buxom Full On Lipstick in Havana
  • Sephora Collection Sparklers Brush Set
  • Stila Collage of Color Lip & Cheek Palette
  • Tarte Little Miracles Best Selling Essentials
  • bareMinerals Enchanting Eyes

Skin Care

  • Philosophy Limited Edition Purity Made Simple
  • Tokyomilk Takeout
  • Kate Somerville Dermal Quench Liquid Lift Advanced Wrinkle Treatment mini
  • Ole Henriksen Clean Sweep Duo
  • Wei Pore Purifying & Brightening Collection

Bath & Body

  • Bliss Soapy Suds Body Wash + Bubble Bath (4 to choose from)
  • The Art of Shaving The 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave Set
  • Vita Liberata Rich Face + Mini Mitt Duo
  • Lavanila The Healthy Deodorant Vanilla Grapefruit mini
  • Josie Maran Argan Hand Healers Set
 Clean
  • Rollerball Set
Tocca Florence Travel Fragrance Duo

Hair Care

  • Living Proof The Full Collection
  • Alterna Caviar Moisture Trio

Nails

  • Formula X Asap Real Nail Lacquer Duo Pack
  • Nails Inc Crystaltastic Nails

Shop in-store at Sephora or online at sephora.com only on Friday November 29, 2013. Check our local stores for opening hours. Offer good only while supplies last.

Friday
Nov222013

Urban Decay Naked3 Palette.

It's here! Naked3 is here. Yes, Urban Decay has expanded the Naked range yet again and has come up with 12 brand new shades to come up with another palette. It's Naked 3 and it is beautiful.

Urban Decay Naked3 Palette

Naked3 includes 12 rose-hued neutrals that are calling me. I love rose colored shades and rosebased hues look great on every skin tone so this palette will be great for everyone. I cannot wait to get my hands on this and I bet you can't either.

What is really special about this palette is that this is the first time that Urban Decay has done a Naked palette with 12 never-before-seen shades that aren’t available anywhere else. Each shade is totally brand new. There is every finish imaginable in the palette too - ultra-smooth mattes, gorgeous pearls and glimmering metallics. From the palest, shimmery pink to deep, warm black, these neutrals will make you want to get Naked all over again. As soon as I have this beauty in my hands, I will take more pictures and show it off some more!

Urban Decay Naked3 Palette

Until then, here is the shade run down:

STRANGE – pale neutral pink matte-satin
DUST – pale metallic pink shimmer with iridescent micro-glitter
BURNOUT – light pinky-peach satin
LIMIT – light dusty rose matte
BUZZ – metallic rose shimmer with silver micro-glitter
TRICK – light metallic pinky-copper shimmer with tonal micro-sparkle
NOONER – medium pinky-brown matte
LIAR – medium metallic mauve shimmer
FACTORY – pinky-brown satin
MUGSHOT – metallic taupe shimmer with slight pink shift
DARKSIDE – deep taupe-mauve satin
BLACKHEART – smoky black matte with rosy red micro-sparkle

Naked3 also includes a NEW double-ended Good Karma Shadow and Blending Brush AND an Eyeshadow Primer
Potion sampler with resealable samples of all four formulas (original, Sin, Eden and NEW anti-aging). Each sample holds about a week’s worth of primer!

Naked3 comes in an art-school-inspired tin case (reminiscent of the Naked2 palette), in a gorgeous rose-gold color that hints at the shades inside. You can't miss the big “Naked3” embossed on top.

Urban Decay Naked3 Palette

Of course, each eyeshadow features Urban Decay's Pigment Infusion System™, the proprietary blend of ingredients that gives every shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power and blendability. I love the formula, and if you have used it, you know you do too.

Naked3 is available only at Urbandecay.com right now but will be available at Sephora, ULTA, beauty.com and select Macy’s stores any second.