12 Days of Good Gifts to Give and Get featuring Too Faced Cosmetics

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Happy Tuesday to you! Remember, the next best time is today to make a step forward on your life goals and dreams!

Now onto the 12 Days of Good Gifts to Get and Give for the beauty lover!  A little bit of powder can go a long way with how you look and feel! This is one of my  favorite powders and though I have used Laura Mercier powder for ages, I have started swapping this out!

You will love this – try on Amazon, and if it’s not for you, Amazon has a simple and easy return policy!

Super silky, lightweight powder sets makeup for longer wear while providing a veil of perfecting luminosity and a finish so natural they’ll think you were Born This Way.
DETAILS
  • Universal shade complements all skin tones
  • Helps brighten and boost skin’s radiance
  • Hyaluronic Acid for a smoother, more youthful appearance
FORMULATED WITHOUT GLUTEN AND PARABENS

 
Inspired by the luminous appearance of the world at twilight when it’s bathed in beautiful, ethereal light, Too Faced Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Jerrod Blandino, created Born This Way to help you experience that same magical feeling every day.

Get your and one for your favorite beauty lover on Amazon for $32! http://amzn.to/2jTZP9j

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Cyber Monday Beauty Faves via Amazon

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Monday! More importantly … Happy Cyber Monday!I have waited until today to do all of my Christmas shopping. Period. True story. So I’ve already finished with a few simple clicks, all of my shopping and according to Amazon, it will be delivered in a week. Phew. Easy peasy.So I have a list below of some hot holiday makeup items that you just may want to click on over!

1. A one stop beauty kit! http://amzn.to/2zvTRlB

2.  Gold toned bronzer powder for all over  http://amzn.to/2A8TReJ

3.   Berry toned lips for parties and photo ops
Drugstore version: http://amzn.to/2BrEhZB

Department store version:   http://amzn.to/2BqNSQD

 

4. Banana powder – if you haven’t tried this yet yourself, you need to and it will change your life!
http://amzn.to/2BrMflM

5. Fragrance is the ultimate accessory!  I feel like perfumes should technically have their own post because there is so much to say – though I have to narrow it down to one scent for this post and I ‘m picking a classic! I’m in need of my own bottle right now!

Angel by Thierry Mugler  http://amzn.to/2zw14lF

These are the Makeup University Top 5 beauty gifts to give this year!

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Black Friday Gift Giving Guide

Hi ya Gorgeous,Well, it’s Black Friday – people are going crazy, right now, trying to get a tv for $1. Good luck to them!

In other news, I have my favorite products for the beauty lover and their stocking stuffers, a gentleman and some makeups for the gamut in price range for others.

Let’s get started!

I’m a big fan of 7th Heaven single satchet masks! These average $2 a piece! They make a perfect stocking stuffer for the beauty lover in your life!

In the photo from left on top to right, then the second row left to right:  Passion Peel Off mask, Chocolate Mud Masque, Hot Spring Sauna Masque, Creamy Coconut mask, and for men,  the Deep Pore Cleansing peel Off mask.  You can find find these at Ulta Beauty, Walmart, Kmart, Bed Bath & Beyond and Harmon Discount stores!

 

Just for those with beards and facial hair that needs extra care, the Beard Guyz have created a daily wash and deep conditioner for cleansing the beard of food particles, bacteria, excess oils and to soften the facial hair.  Each bottle is $9.99 and is gentle enough for daily use.

Available from the BeardGuyz.com website, or at CVS, Walgreens and HEB stores.

 

Also for the beard, especially in Movember, the Beard Guyz  offer a Nighttime Beard Growth serum to help facial hair growth, rehydrate dry hair and has an intense growth formula that works as the eard owner sleeps!

They also have a Beard Scentz Original spray that is pocket sized and a perfect stocking stuffer for the beard wearerer on your gift list because this wee spray will help freshen and sanitize a beard!  Find online at BeardGuyz.com or your local Publix, Wegmans, Meijer or Bed Bath and Beyond store.

 

For the classic shaver on the  gift list, consider the Van Der Hagen Premium Shave Set. It’s a traditional shave set that is perfect for the beginner or man who prefers a more traditional shave.

The set is just $13.99 and a gift that can be used daily and last for months to come!

There is also a Van Der Hagen traditional safety razor that makes a perfect companion to the premium shave set. It comes with stainless steel razor blades and a lifetime warranty and is available for $19.99

Now for those who love makeup, like me – this new line of colors from TIGI Cosmetics is gorgeous and richly pigmented! Many of these products are available at Walmart and Walmart.com as well as some Ulta Beauty stores and are in the $10-20 range.

I love the shadows in the Love Affair quad! I can do my shadows, brows and liners, all in this quad!  The bronzer cheek duo, called Lovely Duo blush is highly pigmented and a shimmery bronze tone that can do both highlight, cheek color and a bit of  contour even!

Now, I love the Foxy color lip gloss and it feels and wears great. The mascara – and you must know – I am hard on mascaras as it is my favorite makeup product – this TIGI mascara is for those who like a light and natural lash look.

For the other end of the the makeup price spectrum, let’s look at Hard Candy, available exclusively at Walmart and online at Walmart.com.

I love this line for it’s bold use of color and innovative products, as well as their affordability. Most products are $10 and under!

I’ve already done a full review of these products, you can see that in this post here,  but these two products I think would be perfect gifts for the budget beauty lover on your gift list.

The Poppin’ Pigments are so versatile and the illuminating highlight is the same when it comes to 100 ways to use!

 

Where ever you are shopping today, be safe and have fun!

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Meet Cyantific Skincare

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Monday!

 

This is a simple yet effective 3 step skincare system – for those of you who know you need to take better care of your skin though don’t like the time commitment, Cyantific Skincare is for you!

 

All-natural PhycoBoost™,
the essence of our products, contains the most powerful UVA-absorbing
compounds known to exist in nature. These compounds are found in a pure
and healthy form of blue-green algae sustainably harvested
from the pristine lakes of the pacific northwest. We’ve refined the
antioxidant rich, UVA-absorbing compounds these algae use to protect
themselves from cell damage and free radicals and brought that to
uniquely effective skin care products.

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Learn more about Cyantific on their website:
https://cyantificskincare.com/

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3 Products Kandee Recommends to Get Glam Quick

Holla Beauty!

So when I interviewed Kandee Johnson, I asked her, what are 3 products you need to get glam and camera ready quick! She said, a good foundation that can double as a concealer, a lip liner in a bright color and mascara!

So I put together some products with her recommendations, the first half is her recommends and the second is what I would use. Enjoy!

Get these products on Amazon:
Your Skin but Better CC Cream with SPF 50 Plus
http://amzn.to/2zSKyvR
L’Oreal Voluminous mascara http://amzn.to/2gVRYuC
Laura Mercier Deep Wine lip liner http://amzn.to/2gO7eWI

and …
Miracle Skin Transformer SPF20, 1.5 oz, Medium
http://amzn.to/2xB1cj2
Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara http://amzn.to/2igoAMa
Pur Minerals Mineral Glow http://amzn.to/2zRHErl
essence Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel Mascara
http://amzn.to/2zRuQBb

Link for interview with Kandee Johnson

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3 Questions with Kandee Johnson – House of Achi Launch

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Monday! Well do I have some thing for you today and it’s a word of encouragement that you can take with you into the rest of this week! So get ready!

 

 

Last week I had to be in Los Angeles – and just happened at the last minute to get an invitation to the House of Achi product launch party. Thank you Lola for the invitation!

Makeup University gets invited a lot and I never go – and like Ms Frizzle says “take chances, make mistakes, get messy” – so I did! I went to the party and I’m so glad I did. 

Bites were provided by the Doheny Room and consisted of seared sea bass mini lettuce cups, chicken meat balls in marinara and a mini cheeseburger. Nom nom!

Cocktails were provided by Tyku Sake and Electric Sky wine.

Their was a carnation wall for taking photos with the new style “photo booth” where it’s a mirror like image with a camera in it and the whole surface is active so you can sign your name on the mirror and then it shows up on the photo.

I thought it was going to be a traditional press junket set up for interviews though it was more run and gun guerilla style inside the club atmosphere. So, my apologies for the busy background noise and video that is not well lit. But – close your eyes and listen to the wisdom Kandee imparts to you! It’s so good! If you are hurting right now or feeling discouraged, she has a word for you, just you!

Enjoy the video!

 

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Work It Out Winesday : Arizona edition

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Welcome to another edition of “Work It Out Winesday” and today I’m featuring 2 wines from the Kingman Arizona area.

Stetson Winery is part of a network of vineyards that are all throughout the state of Arizona. It’s a tragedy to see such loss in the Napa, Sonoma and San Francisco fires – so many vines that have been there  for 100 years are now damaged or gone.

Not to fear! Arizona wines are here!  In this video I review a red zinfindel and a pink rose. Enjoy the video!

Here’s details for Stetson Winery
10965 N Moonscape Way,
Kingman, AZ 86401

Tel:     928.757.7206
Email: stetsonwinery@gmail.com

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Work It Out Winesday

Hi ya Gorgeous!Welcome to another wonderful day! Be sure and greet it with a smile and zeal for life. Even if you are going through some hard times, find a way to find a positive in what’s going on!

 

Now today’s work it out post is a wine post because I came across some great bargain finds and wanted to share with you so you can enjoy too!

Enjoy the video!

And these are some fave wine accessories for you!

Silicone Wine Glasses Set of 4 available on Amazon http://amzn.to/2kHuUkm

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Battle of the BBs

 Hi ya Gorgeous,
Today is a great day! For those at The Call Rise Up in Washington D.C. – thank you for traveling and stay strong! I wanted to be there though just couldn’t get the travel together.  I’m watching online, and you  can too!  http://thecall.com/riseup

 

Now I have a fun video and list of my top 4 favorite BB creams that I use daily and weekly.  Let me know in the comments what your fave and go to BB cream for a fast morning beauty routine and sun protection!

 

This video is a battle of the BB cream – my top faves and go to’s on a regular basis!

Get my faves on Amazon
Bare Republic Mineral Tinted Face Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30
http://amzn.to/2y5R1Ej
Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 http://amzn.to/2xsjP80
Dr. Lewinn By Kinerase Instant Perfecting Bb Cream Sunscreen
http://amzn.to/2y6xtzk
Comodynes BB Color Skin Perfector: 6 in 1 Multi-Action BB Cream
http://amzn.to/2yyPOsf

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Work It Out Wednesday with ColorProof Hair Care

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Well say hello to October already! I swear, as a kid the days went by like years and now years go by like days!

Today I have a video featuring ColorProof hair care. I use the super plump set on days when I am going to straighten my hair so it makes for very full, very straight hair! I just received samples of the moisturizing line from ColorProof, complete with a hair mask to deep treat once a week. The video has my full review!

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Today’s “work it out Wednesday” is for hair care – flat hair? Color Proof has a plumper. Dry hair? Color Proof has something for that too!

Learn more about Color Proof here;  http://colorproof.com

Also find Color Proof on Amazon
Color Proof Super Rich Moisture Shampoo
http://amzn.to/2xgYKBW
Color Proof Super Rich Conditioner http://amzn.to/2yoRtjV
Color Proof Super Rich Hair Mask http://amzn.to/2xgR1PJ

ColorProof Evolved Color Care Superplump Volumizing Conditioner
http://amzn.to/2xgyRm3

ColorProof Evolved Color Care Superplump Volumizing Shampoo
http://amzn.to/2xhXGsU

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