Holiday Beauty Gift Guide 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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