Last Minute Beauty Gifts For The Holiday Season

Are you ready for Christmas and New Year’s? If you are searching for any last minute holiday products, I gotcha covered! Below are gift ideas for your mom, aunt, grandma, sis or uncle. These makeup/skincare products will be sure to change your holiday gift giving game for the better.

Urban Decay Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette


When color is your drug of choice, you know where to get the good stuff. Introducing a limited edition palette featuring 21 shades of UD’s iconic Eyeshadow (the most ever in any UD palette!) organized by color family to create a rainbow of ombré trios: pinks, oranges, yellows, greens, blues, purples and even a wildcard row that goes from white to black. The 18 NEW shades, three exclusives from past palettes and a wide range of finishes come housed in a sleek black case with tonal, spectrum-like lines that alternate from matte to shiny and a rainbowed-out, faceted “UD” jewel. Full Spectrum comes equipped with a huge mirror and a double-ended brush. And of course, each Eyeshadow in Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette features their Pigment Infusion System™, the proprietary blend of ingredients that gives every shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power and blendability.

Available at Sephora/, Ulta Beauty/, select Macy’s stores/, and

Ralph Lauren Fragrances Romance Trilogy Holiday Coffret


This gift set includes three 30mL bottles of your favorite Ralph Lauren Women’s fragrances: Midnight Romance, Romance and Tender Romance.

Available at



In a festive red for holiday, this luxurious satin-soft eye mask is specially woven with copper infused fibers to help maintain skin’s youthful appearance. Proven to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles for smoother, younger-looking skin in as little as four weeks, it can be worn each night to help achieve results. Hand wash with mild detergent and lay flat to dry.

Available at in November



Experience next generation skin rejuvenation with the Iluminage Deluxe Anti-Ageing Gift Set. Utilizing high-tech copper technology which is clinically proven to help improve the appearance of skin, the set combines anti-ageing gloves and socks with a rejuvenating eye mask to leave skin feeling youthful, smooth, soft and replenished.

Available exclusively at Neiman Marcus

Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation


You know UD is all about giving you the tools to stay up all night (who has the time – or the space in their clutch – to reapply makeup at 2AM?) For makeup that has as much stamina as that hottie on the dance floor, Urban Decay introduces All Nighter Liquid Foundation. The waterproof, oil-absorbing formula provides full coverage with a modern matte finish, but never looks overdone. (How much coverage is full coverage, you ask? It’s got three times the pigment of NAKED Skin Liquid Makeup.) Perfect for all-night affairs and other scandalous activities, the revolutionary formula is comfortable enough to wear every day. With 24 meticulously calibrated shades in the line, it’s easy to find a perfect match; the formula applies beautifully whether you use your fingers, a sponge, or one of UD’s Pro Brushes. It contains a high-tech polymer gel system to provide long-lasting wear, and a combination of 25% light-diffusing pigments and next-generation silicones provide a full-coverage, matte finish for blown-out, beautifully perfected skin.

Available at Sephora/, Ulta/, Macy’s/, and


Urban Decay NAKED Illuminated Trio


Want that gorgeous just-got-naked glow all over? Urban Decay introduces a limited-edition set containing three new shades of their coveted illuminator for face and body with a double-ended brush sized just right for the powders. Each shade contains light-reflecting particles that give skin a luminous look using a sophisticated, microfine shimmer. Simply dust on this smooth, silky powder wherever you want to create an instant glow for a radiant look from head to toe. NAKED Illuminated gets baked on a terra cotta disc for 24 hours, then finished by hand. Baking the powder gives it a high level of just-perfect shimmer (without the metallic look of cheaper formulas). It also provides the color payoff of a loose powder, the convenience of a pressed powder and the feel of silk.

Available at Sephora/, Ulta Beauty/, select Macy’s stores/, and

L’Oréal Paris Limited Edition Colour Riche La Palette Lip


Palettes, or portable-beauty, have become the new ‘must-have’ product on the market. Combining alluring shade ranges and the iconic Colour Riche formula, each palette allows women to put their makeup artistry techniques to work.  Available in limited-edition Red and Nude color collections – the palettes features eight vibrant shades with multiple finishes.

  • Cream – immediate color and shine with an advanced pigment dispersion system.
  • Matte – maximum pigment with a matte finish using hard and soft waxes.
  • Highlighter – enhances lip appearance by adding shimmery, metallic tones.          Available at and drugstores nationwide


Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Vintage Capsule Collection


Can you believe it’s been 20 years since UD launched their first collection? To mark this huge milestone, they’re bringing back the cult-fave old-school shades you thought you’d never see again. This limited-edition capsule collection features nine shades from the original lip lineup, but now in the creamy, addictive new Vice formula. The perfect mix of vintage UD and modern luxury, these shades haven’t been available in years! Get your hands on shades like UV-B (a shifty blue that Wende wore all the time in the ‘90s) and Pallor (a modern, frosty lavender gray that’s extremely flattering). And let’s not forget their most-requested vintage shade, Bruise, a deep wine red with a green shift. Even the case is a throwback – they resurrected and modernized the original shotgun shell tube.

Available at Sephora/, Ulta Beauty/, select Macy’s stores/, and

L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Bright Reveal Collection


After hours of wearing heavy makeup, be sure to cleanse the skin thoroughly. L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Bright Reveal is the brand’s first dermatologist-inspired skincare line powered with Glycolic Acid and Vitamin C. The collection delivers anti-wrinkle and brightening skincare benefits to reveal brighter, younger-looking skin. L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Bright Reveal consists of four unique products to complete your daily routine:

  • Brightening Daily Scrub Cleanser
  • Brightening Peel Pads
  • Brightening Dual Overnight Moisturizer
  • Brightening Day Moisturizer

Available at and drugstores nationwide

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water All-In-1 Waterproof Makeup Remover & Cleanser


This all-in-1 bi-phase, oil-free cleanser is surprisingly powerful yet gentle to skin. Like a magnet, micellar technology captures and lifts away dirt, oil and waterproof makeup without harsh rubbing, leaving skin perfectly clean and refreshed without drying or irritating.

Available at mass retailers nationwide or

Sally Beauty ion™ Magnesium PRO Styling Tools

Go from 0 to 450 in 70 seconds flat. Sally Beauty welcomes the next generation of heat styling with the exclusive launch of ion™Magnesium PRO Styling Tools. Harnessing the power of Korean Magnesium – a natural element with extraordinary heat conductivity – styling is faster and requires fewer strokes. The result? Less damage. Less time. Salon-quality finish. Adding to Sally Beauty’s portfolio of over 10,000 salon-quality products, this collection maintains a consistent temperature, leaving hair looking and feeling its healthiest.


  • ion™ Magnesium PRO 1800W Hair Dryer has a high-performance DC motor with suburb airflow for a fast dry time. Operating at three speeds, with three heat and one cool setting, drying results are amplified for shiner, softer hair
  • ion™ Magnesium PRO Flat Iron delivers optimal heat transfer for an effortlessly polished style. With the ability to reach 200°F – 450°F in 70 seconds, the flat iron promises smooth strands in less stokes
  • ion™ Magnesium PRO Curling Iron reaches temperatures up to 430°F in 90 seconds, leaving curls shiny and sleek

Available exclusively at Sally Beauty nationwide and online at beginning November


Now that summer is finally here, we can enjoy the pampering benefits of vacation or just some rest & relaxation along with some amazing beauty products that will be sure to indulge all of your senses.


DHC BB Cream 5-in-1 skin perfector

DHC BB Cream beauty balm foundation is a 5-in-1 skin perfector: It hydrates, primes, covers flaws, protects with SPF 20 and fights fine lines. Instantly renew the look of your skin with this rich, natural-looking makeup wonder, formulated with revitalizing germanium to fight signs of aging. A small amount goes a long way to create a dewy, flawless complexion.

  • Creamy foundation with superior blendability
  • Simplifies your routine and maximizes your beauty
  • SPF 20 broad-spectrum sun protection from titanium dioxide and zinc oxide

Spread evenly over your face. If desired, finish with your favorite DHC powder. It come in 3 shades: Natural Ocher 01, Natural Ocher 02, Natural Ocher 03

Tip: Try mixing 2 shades or more for ultimate color correction

Want to try a sample? One lucky reader will have a chance to receive a complimentary sample of DHC BB Cream. All you need to do to enter the giveaway is email me at with your desired shade. A winner will be randomly chosen and notified on Friday, June 24th 2016 by end of business day. Limited to U.S. only.

For more information on DHC, please click HERE

0005131_bb-creamFRAGRANCE MISTS


ActivESSENCE Time Released Fragrance Mists allow you to completely revamp your fragrance arsenal while simultaneously providing your skin with essential oils and vitamins A, C, and E, leaving it feeling nourished, hydrated, and supple. See below for the full spectrum of colorful scents offered by the collection:


Price/Availability: at Walgreens, CVS,,,

Citrus Splash available exclusively at Walgreens

·         Exotic Cherry Blossom— Tangy Grapefruit, warm Sandalwood and Spiced Apricot create this tropical scent for sweet skin renewal

·         French Vanilla Lavender—Spring Lavender and Water Lilly topped with notes of Asian Ylang Ylang enable relaxation and rejuvenation

·         Tropical Coconut Coast—Coconut Blossom and Exotic Tiger Lily offer the perfect tropical escape for your senses

·         Moroccan Orchid & Amber—Warm Amber and exotic Asian Orchid create this enticing, skin-nourishing scent

·         Citrus Splash—Juicy Lemon and Garden Mint invigorate this refreshing scent  – this limited edition scent is perfect for summer!



ALPHA BLU is an exciting new skincare line that was unveiled by Blue Horizon International during this past New York Fashion Week. The uniquely formulated skincare line is called Alpha Blu. It contains ingredients derived directly from ethically harvested adult human stem cells along with cytokines and proteins to support the improvement and firmness of skin while promoting elasticity and offering a natural boost to create a youthful glow.


  • Alpha Blu Day Cream is a moisturizing cream that provides a hydrating punch for all skin types. Packed with ingredients such as Aloe Vera, the cream offers moisture retention throughout the day and gives the skin a youthful glow.
  • Alpha Blu Night Cream offers a nourishing nighttime skin care treatment, for all skin types, that intensely hydrates overnight. Infused with Shea Butter, the night cream offers anti-inflammatory, emollient, and humectant properties providing skin with greater resilience.
  • Alpha Blu Eye Cream is infused with cornflower extract which is designed to provide a soothing effect on the delicate skin surrounding the eyes. This deeply hydrating cream is designed specifically to cater to the special needs of the delicate eye area.
  • Alpha Blu Smoothing Skin Serum is a highly-concentrated, smoothing serum that is infused with key ingredients including anti-inflammatory agents and grape vine extract, which contains antioxidant properties that promote skin renewal. The serum is designed to support the retention of firmness and moisture.

Alpha Blu is available for sale online and comes as a four piece set featuring a day cream, night cream, eye cream, and soothing skin serum.



Want better looking skin? The solution is simple. DERMAFLASH


DERMAFLASH takes at-home exfoliation to the next level. This NEW first-in-class system brings all the benefits of dermplaning right into your bathroom. Using a subtle sonic vibration, DERMAFLASH refines skin by removing debris, dead skin cells, vellus hair/peach fuzz and other complexion-dulling culprits. Skincare and make up glide on flawlessly.



After just 10 minutes, your skin is clean, fresh and glowing.


The numbers speak for themselves, in a clinical study:

  • 83% said their skin felt softer after using DERMAFLASH
  • 94% loved the way their skin felt after using DERMAFLASH
  • 89% said their make up application was easier after using DERMAFLASH
  • 78% felt they did not need to wear as much make up after using DERMAFLASH

DERMAFLASH also helps even skin tone by removing built up surface cells that contribute to a dull complexion. Safe and effective for all skin types, DERMAFLASH is the answer to more youthful and radiant skin.




DERMAFLASH is available on and will be sold on starting December 18.




SheaMoisture 100% Pure Oils

Multi-functional natural, wellness Lite Weight solutions for dryness. Formulated with efficacious, culturally relevant ingredients. Pressed from the leaves, bark, root, flower, fruit or seeds SheaMoisture Pure Oils are the heart and soul of the plant from which medicinal and healing properties can be derived. Highly potent, 100% Pure Oils can be used alone or added to other facial products to boost performance and create a custom treatment for your specific needs. A few drops goes a long way.
African Water Mint & Ginger

Tingle away impurities with detoxifying formulas blended with certified organic Shea Butter, natural African Water Mint, Activated Charcoal, Ginger and Opuntia extracts. An exhilarating, sensorial experience from head to toe.


For more information on SheaMoisture, please click HERE


Bétèrre provides high quality, effective and safe skin care for a variety of uses. Thanks to groundbreaking organizations that have publicized and warned us about the most toxic ingredients we should purposefully avoid, we now know better thanks to the Bétèrre team!

This is skin care for all, which works by combining nature, botanics and science to provide a one of a kind, complete line of products for everyone.

The Golden Elixir


Nourish, Soften, Smooth and Glow.

For a soft, smooth glow, this luxurious, nutrient-rich elixir, made with both Vitamins C and E, was created for the tip of your toes to the ends of your hair and everywhere in between. The world’s finest oils including meadowfoam, camellia, ylang ylang, sea buckthorn and elemi combine with botanical extracts of arnica, comfrey and chamomile to nourish, moisturize and protect your skin and your hair.

Skin Type: Benefits all skin types

From the Garden: Sunflower, Meadowfoam, Camellia, Argan, Olive, Orange, Bergamot, Ylang Ylang, Hemp, Elemi, Sea Buckthorn, Rosemary, Siberian Fir, Arnica, Comfrey, Coneflower, Chamomile, and Marigold

Synergizing Ingredients: Vitamin C, Vitamin E

Botanical Hair Tamer


To Condition & Smooth the Wildest Hair.

This all natural serum of abyssinian, meadowfoam and sea buckthorn tames dry, unruly and damaged hair. A combination of light oils fight frizz and Vitamin E enhances the beneficial botanicals to condition dead, split or breaking ends. Rosemary, comfrey and bergamot soothe and nourish the scalp.

Hair Type: Dry, damaged, unruly, frizzy hair.

From the Garden: Shea, Olive, Coconut, Abyssinian, Meadowfoam, Bergamot, Orange, Grapefruit, Camellia, Sea Buckthorn, Rosemary, Lavender, Arnica, Chamomile, Marigold, Comfrey, Marigold, Coneflower

Synergizing Ingredient: Vitamin E

All Natural

Bétèrre was first created to address the specific skin problems faced by those who are being treated for cancer and other serious health issues. These problems are known first hand by the founder of Bétèrre, two-time cancer survivor Gina Maisano. She teamed up with two leading physicians who see women during their treatments and hear about their skin challenges long after treatment has ended. Together they created Bétèrre to fill a void in the marketplace.

For more information on Bétèrre, please click HERE


Exuviance Skin Caring Foundation SPF 20
Formulated to visibly reduce the signs of aging while providing all-day coverage, treatment and protection from the sun.
  • Polyhydroxy Acid Gluconolactone provides anti-aging benefits
  • Smudge-resistant, light-to-medium, all-day coverage
  • Ten skin flattering shades

Achieve natural, light to medium coverage and build skin health with this anti aging treatment foundation. This water-based, oil-free formula ensures flawless, lightweight coverage that also helps reduce the visible signs of aging while providing treatment and protection. All skin types, even the most sensitive, benefit from antioxidants and sunscreen protection. Plus, longer term, clinically proven and highly effective Polyhydroxy Acid reveals younger looking skin. Dermatologist and allergy tested. Oil-free and non-comedogenic. Paba-Free.

For more information on Exuviance, please click HERE


Hard Candy Sheer Envy Primer Serum


Show off smooth skin with the new Hard Candy Sheer Envy Primer Serum.  This lightweight primer serum instantly tightens pores and absorbs excess oil for all day flawless wear.  Just in time for Summer, this serum will have skin in shape in no time.

Hard Candy Sheer Envy Primer Serum

  • A lightweight primer that instantly tightens pore and smoothes the skin
  • Gentle formula that contains pore tightening actives and astringents to absorb excess oil for all day flawless wear
  • Micro fine powders blur fine lines and color correct skin tone

Hard Candy’s Sheer Envy Primer is available only at Walmart and




Red Hair: Teak and Mahogany

Redheads cannot hide – and why should they? Revel in the new shades for red hair. We show you what kind of care for color-treated hair can keep the color in your hair stay rich and luminous. In our color consultation you learn how to turn red the stylish way.

Warm Hair Colors

The rich colours of falling autumn leaves inspire women to wear warm hair colours like golden blonde, hazelnut brown and coppery red. We show beautiful hairstyles to go with these warm but intense colours. You may even be inspired to try a two-tone fall colour look.

For more information on Schwarzkopf products and points of sales, please click HERE

Last Minute TLC For The Man In Your Life

Father’s Day is around the corner and every man deserves a little TLC too! Indulge dad with these gentlemanly products from Molton Brown, Philip B. & Clarins!




Father’s and the men in our lives need a little around the eye care too! Keep his eyes on you with CLARINS!

NEW ClarinsMen Anti-Fatigue Eye Serum & Revitalizing Gel###



Get Healthy Hair & Scalp At The Cellular Level

I always seem to gravitate towards products that are cruelty free , free of sulfates, gluten, parabens, mineral oils, phthalates , synthetic dyes , and color safe. I don’t always adhere to such strict  and healthy beauty products, but I sure try! I came across the eprouvage brand which promotes working from the cellular level to obtain healthy hair & scalp. I tried the Fortifying Shampoo, Fortifying Conditioner, Reparative Treatment Masque and Restorative Scalp Serum for a week. The line works well. I would only advise that if you have fine hair that you use very little product. A little goes a long way. On a scale of 1 to 10 this is a definite 8 or 9. Thumbs up!


Product Guide:

Fortifying Shampoo

For Smoothing and Sealing Color Treated Hair

Smoothes and nourishes the cuticle that has been lifted during the color process. Helps retain vibrant color after multiple uses. Formulated with our Progressive Plant Cell Technology.

Fortifying Conditioner

For Sealing and Locking in Color

Strengthens and seals the cuticle that has been damaged during styling or compromised during hair coloring. Protects hair color and prevents future breakage and damage, resulting in younger, more vibrant hair. Formulated with our Progressive Plant Cell Technology.

Reparative Treatment Masque

For Restoring and Strengthening Distressed Hair

Strong hair is essential to thicker, healthier-looking hair. This formula offers a luxurious, deeply penetrating, reparative conditioning treatment that cumulatively strengthens from within for flawless hair fibers. Formulated with our Progressive Plant Cell Technology.

Restorative Scalp Serum

With Progressive Plant Cells for thicker, fuller hair

A potent scalp treatment formulated with the award-winning ingredient, Redensyl® and our Progressive Plant Cells: rejuvenating Egyptian Blue Lily Stem Cells, highly concentrated French Oak extracts and various highly-effective vegetable keratins. Actively soothe and protect the scalp to give the best conditions to let your hair thrive.

key product benefits

  • Addresses hair issues at the root, in the growing phase
  • Shinier, smoother hair
  • Stronger more manageable hair
  • Nourishes dry scalp
  • Uses hydrolyzed silk
  • Protects skin’s natural defense system
  • Nourishes hair, restores shine and luster
  • Promotes scalp and hair health
  • Contains anti-inflammatory ingredients
  • Sulfate, gluten and paraben FREE

For more information and purchasing of eprouvage click HERE



John Frieda® Hair Care’s Revolutionary New In-Shower Treatments!

 John Frieda® Hair Care’s Revolutionary New In-Shower Treatments



I may be a blonde but with a family full of brunettes and tons of brunette friends I had to know about these products and have my niece 
Sophia try them out!



John Frieda® Hair Care’s Revolutionary New In-Shower Treatments
Reveal Lighter, Sun-Kissed Hues or Deeper, Richer Tones with Every Wash.

The Challenge: You want to bring out the beauty in your brunette shade, quickly and easily.

The Solution: John Frieda® Hair Care’s revolutionary new Brilliant Brunette® at-home treatments,
shampoos and conditioners. Taking hair colour in a whole new direction, these innovations let every
brunette customize the shade of her dreams — whether warm and honey toned or dark and rich —
right in the show

You’ll see benefits in just one use: Made with unique technology, our NEW Brilliant Brunette® Visibly
Brighter™ Lightening Collection, NEW Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Deeper™ Colour Deepening
Collection, and revamped Brilliant Brunette® Multi-Tone Revealing Collection address the needs
of each type of brunette, instantly.

“The treatments work on natural, colour-treated or highlighted brunette hair, making it easy to transform
your look,” says John Frieda® International Creative Consultant Harry Josh. “Lighten and brighten your
hair to get a natural looking sun-kissed glow. Infuse your brunette with rich, dark toffee and espresso
tones. Or simply revive its multidimensional appearance and seal in your colour. Either way, you’ll get
an immediate, visible payoff: a luminous, flattering shade of brunette that’s anything but mousy or dull.”


The first at-home range of products to lighten and brighten brunette colour right in the shower, this collection illuminates warm honey and caramel tones in brunette hair to make it look naturally lightened by
the sun.

NEW Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Brighter™ Collection In-Shower Treatment:
Instantly lifts brunette colour up to 1 shade, bringing out its lighter, warmer dimensions. It works
by removing a type of melanin from the hair shaft that’s particular to brunettes, resulting in a
permanent, all-over lightening.

Use prior to shampoo and conditioner. The dual-tube applicator lets you blend the lightener in
your hands, with no extra mixing step. Run the foaming treatment through your hair, leave it on
for 5 minutes, then rinse completely. Follow with shampoo and conditioner if desired. Use 1-2
times between colouring cycles, or once every four weeks.

NEW Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Brighter™ Shampoo & Visibly Brighter Conditioner
Use to gradually brighten & illuminate glowing brunette tones. They take brunette hues in a
warmer, more golden direction, and add shine for extra brightness.

The first at-home range of products to noticeably deepen and enrich brunette colour in the shower.
NEW Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Deeper™ Shampoo & Conditioner
Use these semi-permanent colour-enriching treatments to gradually yet noticeably deepen
brunette tones,” Josh says. “They’ll infuse cooler tones and provide a uniform, more even colour, with a fresh, mirror-like shine.”
Apply treatment following shampoo. Gently massage in hair and rinse thoroughly. Follow with
conditioner if desired. Use daily. Cumulative effect with continued use.

NEW Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Deeper™ In-Shower Treatment
This semi-permanent colour treatment instantly darkens hair up to 1 shade and infuses hair
with a boost of colour for a deep, dark brunette,” says Josh. “The conditioning formula works
without damaging strands. Bonus: It also refreshes fading brunette hues, restoring their intensity
and evenness from root to tip.”
Use after shampooing, weekly to bi-weekly (3-4 uses in one tube). Massage a generous amount
evenly through the lengths of wet hair. Comb through, leave on for 5 minutes (10 minutes for
deeper colour), then rinse well. Cumulative effect with continued use.

Newly improved formulas of our beloved shampoo and conditioner amplify dimension and tone for an
ultra-beautiful brunette. Now with added colour protection, they extend the life of your colour but are
ideal for natural and highlighted brunette hair, too. They add so much shine, your hair will shimmer.

AVAILABLE: Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Brighter™ and Visibly Deeper™ collections: January 2016;
Brilliant Brunette® Multi-Tone Revealing Shampoo & Conditioner: March 2016