Holiday Beauty Gift Guide 2017

Ouai OUAIsted Essentials Kit Stila Starry Eyed Liquid Eyeshadow Vault Urban Decay Naked 4Some Palette Set Drunk Elephant Volume 1: Hot Date Makeup Geek In The Nude Eyeshadow Palette Drunk Elephant Volume 2: Come C About Me Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette

For the 2017 Holiday Gift Guide, I opted to break it down into “Stocking Stuffers” for fun beauty finds under $50, “Fab Gifts” for gifts sure to please under $100, and “Splurges” over $100 for all those special babes on your list or to treat yourself! It’s time to get in the holiday spirit! 🎅🏼🎁🎀❤️ (click “Continue Reading” button below to see the full Holiday Guide & shopping links)

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Beauty Reviews: November 2017

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Cleanser Foaming Wash Volition Beauty Oil-Control Mattifying Mist Volition Beauty Detoxifying Silt Gelee Mask Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores Volition Beauty Oceanene Youth-Boost Gell Volition Beauty Turmeric Brightening Polish Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Exfoliating Cleansing Powder to Clear Pores

Last month I had tried out the eye gel from brand new line Volition Beauty and absolutely fell in love with not only the product but also with the company’s philosophy.  They call upon all their customers to become their next product innovators by encouraging wannabe beauty product designers like myself to submit their ideas for what they would like to see created.  Thousands of people vote and the best ideas get created in their labs.  Genius!  Why try to guess what your customers want?  Just ask them to create the products of their dreams!  Each product comes with the story of their innovator adding a great personal touch of inspiration. My fascination with this company sent me on a buying frenzy at Sephora as I wanted to try all of their products.  With lots of excitement, here are my reviews of the Volition Beauty products (and a few others):  (click “Continue Reading” button below to see the beauty product reviews)

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Beauty Reviews: October 2017

Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask Volition Beauty Helix AM/PM Eye Gel Clinique Pep-Start Hydroblur Moisturizer Kiehl's Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque Clinique Pep-Start 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Eye Cream Kevyn Aucoin The Exotique Diamond Eye Gloss

After doing 12 months worth of “Beauty Obsession” posts, I realized that in almost every post, I had come across a product or two that fell a little short. This month I decided to change the title of my monthly beauty posts to “Beauty Reviews” since it felt more apropos. So, here are the beauty products I tested and reviewed for October:  (click “Continue Reading” button below to read the product reviews)

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Beauty Obsessions: August 2017 – Drugstore Edition

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion Aveeno Ultra-Calming Makeup Removing Wipes Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture Combination Skin Neutrogena Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne Spot Gel It's a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product Neutrogena Pore Refining Toner Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Balm St. Ives Nourished & Smooth Oatmeal Scrub & Mask

For this month’s beauty obsessions, I wanted to share all of my favorite drugstore products.   I have gone through a lot of trial & error with drugstore products to extract my go-to gems.  While there are many lower priced products that fall short of expectations or even cause skin irritations in my case, there are quite a few that works wonders!  Here are some of the drugstore beauty products that I can’t live without: (click Continue Reading button below)

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Beauty Obsessions: June 2017

St Tropez Gradual Tan Classic Every Day Body Lotion Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Radiance Laura Mercier Bronzing Body Makeup Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream MAC Fix+ Spray NARS NARSissist Loaded Eyeshadow Palette Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse OR Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral Bronzer SPF 30

Most of my summer 2017 beauty finds or fave essentials are skin-focused since nothing feels worse in that warm LA summer heat than a face caked with makeup. If your skin is on point, you don’t need as much and can go for much sheerer, lightweight makeup formulations that allow your skin to breath better making those little beads of sweat will look intentional. Get your summer glow on with these gems even if that means faking perfect skin 😉: … (click the Continue Reading button below)

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Beauty Obsessions: March 2017

Dior Gel Shine Dior Vernis Gel Shine and Long Wear Nail Lacquer in Incognito 257 ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Girly Bumble and Bumble Full Potential Hair Preserving Shampoo Givenchy Rouge Interdit Vinyl Color Enhancing Lipstick in Beige Indecent Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Poliish in Sea of Love Givenchy Rouge Interdit Vinyl Color Enhancing Lipstick in Noir Revelateur Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Base Coat and Top Coat Set

It’s time to prep yourself for spring with some new beauty products!  While it is generally good practice to do your spring cleaning BEFORE restocking, it’s easier said than done.  No cleaning out for me yet.  Instead, I’ve added a few new exciting gems to my beauty collection this month that I can’t wait to share!  Here are this month’s beauty obsessions (click the underlined product names in the post to buy):

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