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The Holidays are here! #giftguide #goldgiftguide #holidays #sponsored

Happy Holidays. It’s the most wonderful time of the year. We love products and we love to test out products that come across our desk. The holiday time is busy and we know you don’t have a lot of time to get things done. We have gathered a few items at that you may be interested in for the holidays. Gold is the theme! I know Rose Gold is pretty popular but I still love GOLD!  It is still a color trend that you will see everywhere!  Here are a few suggestions from this year’s 2017 holiday gift guide!

For the tech lover – there are plenty of smart phone cases out there but there really is only one that is very protective and also that looks good – The Otter box 

Yes I do love these cases and they start at $44.95! Go ahead drop your phone and see how protective they are! (just kidding…don’t drop your phone but do go buy an Otter box – we love the rose gold and gold ones especially!)

For the teen/tween and mom – all make-up is not created equal. I look for natural lines that really perform. Jane Iredale is that line. This clean, mineral make-up and skin care has something for everyone. They have fun holiday kits and a great gold compact that is perfect for your bronzer. I love the contour kit as it is sleek and gold and the luminizer kit works great.  Their eye shadows are amazing. This must have kit comes in a sleek, slim gold case. These two items are the ones you will take with you everywhere along with the golden gloss! I loved their PureGloss lip gloss. The Crabapple is very moisturizing and lasts – no stickiness. It is made with lemon peel, tangerine peel and pomegranate extracts. Their bronzer is the best I have tried! The make-up is formulated with pure micronized minerals and pigments and is cruelty-free. They also have a holiday gift guide right on their site. 

For the hard to buy person in your life – Gift cards – you know you need them. For one stop shopping our favorite retailer is CVS Pharmacy. You can buy all your gift cards right there. In addition they have holiday décor – see this adorable gold pillow below. They also have so much make-up and kits to chose from. Their beauty accessories, packaged beauty gifts, tech accessories AND toys for the kids really makes it easy to shop. I like when you are in line and see all the beauty buys and the last minute tech gifts such as headphones, chargers and cases. I buy all my stocking suffer gifts here every year.

Speaking of stocking stuffer gift ideas I discovered this lip balm at CVS called Moroccan Magic Organic Lip Balm which says it is the smoothest lip balm ever and it is! So many flavors to choose from. They even have a rose one as well! You can order online here or pick up at your local CVS. These make a perfect stocking stuffer gift.

For the foodie or really anyone that loves a nice tea. David’s Tea has so many accessories and teas to choose from. We love the tea in a pouch called the Jolly Teas Sachet Travel Pouch as it has the holiday tea bags in it!  David’s Tea even has adorable gifts like this white cranberry bark tea infused beauty duo. 

This includes the best smelling hand cream and soothing lip butter. Buy a set for each of your friends. But the best gift of all from David’s tea is the 24 days of tea. This is the one thing you buy yourself NOW so you can enjoy a tea a day as you countdown the days until Christmas!

Disclosure: The above companies sent items to review and test out. As always all opinions are my own in this blog post.

Goodies from @cvspharmacy  They have gifts for everyone on your list

Goodies from @cvspharmacy They have gifts for everyone on your list

@MoroccanMagic best lip balm ever! Perfect  stocking stuffers idea!

@MoroccanMagic best lip balm ever! Perfect stocking stuffers idea!

Gold Goodies from @JaneIredale @DAVIDsTea @cvspharmacy @OtterBox

Gold Goodies from @JaneIredale @DAVIDsTea @cvspharmacy @OtterBox

24 Days of Tea from @DAVIDsTEA

24 Days of Tea from @DAVIDsTEA

Holiday accessories and décor from @CVSpharmacy

Holiday accessories and décor from @CVSpharmacy


make-up, Products

New products @Target From My Favorite Line: @ILovePacifica

My favorite line of make-up and skin care just launched a new venture with Target.

Pacifica’s partnership with Target is the part of the Made to Matter Program.  Pacifica is of the 31 brands selected for Made to Matter 2015 – Handpicked by Target, the collection features leading natural, organic and sustainable brands that use simple, recognizable ingredients designed to be better for everyone and accessible to anyone.

As part of the Made to Matter Program Pacifica offers the Power of Love Collection, exclusively to Target, which is set to launch April 1st. The new products include the Power of Love lipstick. For every lipstick purchased Pacifica will give one lipstick to a women in need. I love this new creamy lipstick as it’s hydrating and the colors are fun and bright. Other new products include the power of love coconut infused mineral eye shadows, coco pure make-up removing wipes and rose gold brightening primer serum!

I do love all Pacifica products, especially the wipes. Real easy to use for moms on the go and they all smell really great. AND…now Pacifica has hand cream AND in my favorite scent – Island Vanilla! It’s my favorite scent  in an easy to tote small tube. The stunning brows is a quick way to brighten up your face by making sure your eyebrows look done up. The web site calls the bb cream, “A true multitasking miracle that hydrates, primes, illuminates, and perfects leaving a sheer bare skin finish.” I call it the easiest make-up to apply. Be sure to add the sea foam complete face wash to your list of must haves. It smells like coconuts and really takes off your make-up in a flash.

Disclosure: Pacifica sent me the products in the photos to review. All opinions are my own.


Lip stick, Brow make-up and more from @ILovePacifica

Lip stick, Brow make-up and more from @ILovePacifica 

wipes, wash and new hand cream from @ILovePacifica

wipes, wash and new hand cream from @ILovePacifica


lip gloss, makeup

Tis the season to step up your cosmetics routine: The skin care makeup @JaneIredale #musthavecosmetics

I am always on the lookout for make-up that works and a line that is natural. Especially as the holiday season is here you may want to know about Jane Iredale Cosmetics as they have a great selection of holiday kits and a great selection of lip sticks that are perfect as stocking stuffers this holiday season.

Here are my favorites:

Lip Fixation – This is a lip stain and gloss in one easy to use tube. With avocado oil and jojoba oil it is one of those rare finds in a stain that actually moisturizes. This line is great for tween/teen girls if you are a mom looking for a healthy alternative to chemical based lip sticks.

Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream – This mineral-based formula not only nourishes but helps protect skin from UV and free radical damage. It smells nice (a bit like orange) and is non-comedogencic, hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested. It is also wheat-free and vegan!

The best of all are these little compact eye shadow kits called Eye Steppes – Each compact opens up like a staircase to reveal all five shades and a mirror. Perfect for the mom on the go it has coordinated colors in each kit. They are long wearing, crease-proof, hypoallergenic and and dermatologist tested.

Check out the line and let me know what you think!


Make-up oh my from @Janeiredale

Make-up oh my from @Janeiredale













Disclosure: The company sent me the above products to test out. All opinions are my own.


makeup, Products

Loving the @ClarinsNews Spring 2014 Color Collection and Products

I was very excited to be invited to see the new Spring 2014 Color Collection from Clarins as well as test out some of their new products.  Clarins beauty expert Christopher Truffa explained the products, tips and techniques for beautiful skin.  Clairins has unique beauty products that offer great skin benefits. Here are my favorites!

Golden Glow Booster – This is the newest in self-tanning innovation. You add three drops to any moisturizer and your skin will transform beautifully into a nice sun-kissed glow. No self-tanner smell, an even glow and a more natural looking, healthy tan – for the face only.  Haven’t we been asking for this for years??

Double Serum – This anti-aging treatment is used before your moisturizer and has 20 plant extract to stimulate your skin’s vital functions and prolong it’s youthful appearance.  Yes! Have been asking for this too! Your skin will feel so smooth after just using this for a day.

Opalescence collection – As I  get older I noticed my skin is dryer and less radiant. I have tried  a few BB, CC creams but didn’t like the texture or the look.  The Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base is not a foundation but a light cover that adds radiance, illuminates skin and corrects imperfections while it soothes and hydrates.  The cream blush, face and blush powder and mineral palette are so beautiful and easy to use. I am feeling very good today about my skin after testing out all these great products!

New products from Clarins

New products from Clarins










Disclosure: We received a wonderful gift bag with all the products to test out. All opinions in this blog post are my own.




Loving my new HD Starter Kit! @MAKEUPFOREVERUS

I don’t wear much foundation but when I go on TV I need a little extra coverage. You know a make-up is good when you want to wear it every day and that is how I feel about MAKE UP FOR EVER’S HD line.  In three simple steps you can have a flawless finish and believe me people have commented on my skin when I wear it.

The company sent me the HD complexion starter kit which has all the essentials and costs $79. What you get is the HD Invisible Cover Foundation shade of your choice, the HD Microperfecting Primer, The Microfinish Powder and the HD Kabuki Brush.

I love the primer. It is a lightweight oil-free formula that minimizes the appearance of pores. The Microfinish Powder is a 100% mineral silica formula that adds a soft-focus effect to the complexion. The Kabuki Brush is so soft!  They have many other great make-up products including their new smudge-proof, long lasting eye shadow pencil. The stick is easy to use, waterproof and it LASTS. The creamy shadow glides on the lids quickly and effortlessly. It comes in 12 colors in either matte or shiny finishes and retails for $20.00. Try it and let me know what you think.



Disclosure: the company sent me the kit to review. All opinions are my own.



What’s in Your Makeup Case? @tartecosmetics @revlon

I have several makeup bags filled but I always love to try new products.  Here are some recent purchases I thought I would share. What are your must have makeup finds for the fall?
makeup, Products

Must have sunscreen, hair accessories and a zip-up mini bag

What do these have in common? Beside being on the list of my must have’s this summer season they are all going in my summer tote bag for the pool and beach!

Our friends at Kiss My Face sent us the sunscreen items to review.
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