Friday, November 18, 2016

Cyber Monday Discounts: Juara and Votre Vu

Thanksgiving is upon us. And though that mostly means awkward family conversations and turkey-centric grocery lists, Thanksgiving is also the beginning of the best shopping season of the year.

To celebrate, Juara and Votre Vu are offering Cyber Monday discounts, as a big MWAH and thank you to their customers.

Juara, the Indonesian-inspired, botanical skincare brand, will offer a BUY 2 PRODUCTS, GET 1 FREE promotion on Bonus: Free shipping on all orders.

Votre Vu, known for its botanically activated skincare and makeup (with delightfully rich aromatic profiles), will offer 20% ALL products site wide. And orders over $75 will receive a FREE FULL SIZED Eiffel Power mascara. To learn more please go to

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Japonesque: Velvet Touch Finishing Powder

I use a pressed powder daily to finish my look and the touch of this product is just exquisite. It blends into my skin seamlessly.

The ultra-fine pressed powder is formulated with soft silk-like fibers and micronized pigments to leave a luminous soft matte finish. The unique formula blends perfectly with skin without caking or settling into fine lines, while blurring imperfections and gently veiling the skin in a silky color. This best-seller is now available in four shades suitable for most skin tones. Blends into the skin without a trace to set your foundation, giving you a flawless velvet finish.

Price: $26

Lip Prep 101: Patchology FlashPatch Lip Gels

If you are like me, you most certainly want to kiss dry lips goodbye. With these Lip Gels, you will soon be able to!

More effective than topical lip treatments, FlashPatch Lip Gels enhance lip shape and volume. Patchology’s HydraSurge5™ Moisture System features advanced hydrogel patch technology that sends the most powerful moisturizing ingredients to your lips faster. Niacinamide, Peptides and Green Tea Extract soothe and deliver anti-aging benefits.

The Patchology FlashPatch Lip Gels treat in just 5 minutes making date night prep a cinch!

Price: $50 for a jar of 24 patches

Holiday 2016: Gift Ideas

The hollidays will be here before you know it and below are wonderful gift ideas in various price points and categories.

For the Beauty Maven

Avon For the Love of Makeup Artist Palette –Your makeup routine just got easier with this gorgeous palette that includes everything you need to create the ultimate holiday beauty looks in one place all for under $20. The palette features 30 eyeshadows, 5 lip glosses, 3 blushes, 2 highlighters and appropriate brushes.
Price: $19.99
Available: or your local Avon representative

PUR Transformation Sculpting Eye Shadow and Cheek Palette – Designed to offer versatility and ease during application, PUR’s one-of-a-kind palette contains 7 putty-to-powder shades for expert cheek contouring and stunning eye color to give you the ultimate holiday look. The formula contains Moroccan Lava Clay, which ensures the shades will last through a night of PUR transformation. Use your finger to press and sculpt the shades directly onto the skin or use your favorite brush.
Price: $32.00
Availability: Ulta,,

PUR Best-Sellers Mascara Trifecta – Amp up your look during the holiday’s with these fan-favorite mini mascaras that lift and lengthen for next level lashes.
Price: $19.00
Availability: Ulta,,

For the Holiday Hostess

Rituals The Ritual of Dao, Ayurveda, and Hammam Candles – Bring a warm and welcoming candle lit atmosphere to your home this holiday season with these candles that are sure to ignite a flame within all of your guests.
Price: $35.00

Rituals Fragrance Sticks – Have yourself a merry holiday party this year and let the scent of these Rituals fragrance sticks fill your home. These sticks do just the trick and provide long lasting scent all day and night.
Price: $39.00

For the Last Minute Gift Giver

Rituals Gift Sets – Bring warmth and light this Christmas with a beautiful collection of luxurious gift boxes from Rituals to spoil your loved ones. Let them feel how special they are with products that illuminate body, soul and home. This season, Rituals' new luxury gift sets have a new beautiful packaging and are designed to be more environmentally friendly. The packaging of the gift set is obtained from responsible sources and the box is reusable. Give this gift a second life by using it as a beautiful keepsake box for your jewelry or other valuables. Rituals has developed gift sets for The Ritual of Dao, The Ritual of Sakura, The Ritual of Laughing Buddha, The Ritual of Ayurveda, The Ritual of Samurai and The Ritual of Hammam. The extra large gift sets contain a unique combination of home and body products as well.
Price: There are 4 sizes of every collection: small ($28), medium ($45), large ($65) and extra large ($99)

Le Couvent Des Minimes Holiday Gift Sets – French skincare connoisseurs Le Couvent De Minimes bring holiday cheer this year with their expansive collection of luxury gift sets. Heal your mind, body and soul this holiday season with their festive Cloister Crackers, Delight Hand Creams Gift Sets, and Surprise Gift Boxes. Give the ultimate present to anyone with one of their beautiful prepackaged gifts!
Price: $13.00 - $25.00

Erborian Liquid Moisture Mini Bar – After centuries of using traditional herbs for various skincare fixes, the women of Korea know that the secret to stunning skin is deep hydration. Inspired by the latest Asian skincare science, Erborian announces its new Liquid Cosmetics collection, a line of multi-benefit lotions that fit seamlessly into the traditional French beauty routines offering benefits from smoothing to matte effects. Give the gift of quenched skin this holiday season!
Price: $24.00
Availability: Sephora,, or

For the Stocking Stuffer

Robin McGraw Me O’ My Collection – Create memories with these whimsical products that are everyday essentials for you and your family this winter. Inspired by her grandchildren, Robin McGraw created this line that is dedicated to making the ordinary extraordinary! The Me O’ My line brings to life the simple idea of taking the things you use most in life and turning up the fun. The collection includes Nosey Cozy Pocket Tissues, Handy Candy Hand Wipes, Kissy Permissy Breath Mints, Lippy Lovey Heart-Shaped Lip Balm, Chickee Chew Bubble Gum, Flossy Glossy Floss Picks, Sticky Stackers Notepads, and Owie Meowie and Dog-Gone-It Band Aids.
Price: Anywhere from $1.25 - $19.99

Lauren B. Beauty Fall/Winter 2016/2017 Collection – Indulge in luxurious nail colors that stand out from the crowd with the latest nail lacquer collection from Lauren B. Beauty. From vintage neutrals to unexpected jewel tones, drop this collection of 5-free, cruelty-free, and vegan-friendly polishes into the stocking of the ultimate mani addict!
Price: $18.00 each

Avon Prima Eau de Parfum – Prima by Avon speaks to the style lover who appreciates fashion’s ongoing love affair with classical ballet. With lush top notes of plum, a pinch of sweetness with a hint of tangy bergamot, a rich heart of intoxicating rose, and the woodsy notes of clearwood, oak moss, and patchouli leaves a poetically warm and graceful finish on the skin this holiday season.
Price: $30.00
Availability: or through your local Avon Representative

PUR Cosmetics Joystick Exfoliating Deep Pore Cleanser – Get a smoother, brighter and healthier-looking complexion this winter with this exfoliating deep-pore cleansing stick. This all-in-one cleanser, exfoliator and toner foams on contact to instantly draw out dirt, oil and impurities with charcoal and Moroccan Lava Clay. In a cute and convenient travel size, pop this stick into your loved ones stockings and bring them some joy!
Price: $26.00
Availability: Ulta,,

For the Man in Your Life

Rituals The Ritual of Samurai Collection – For centuries, the ancient Japanese Samurai warriors paid great attention to their personal appearance. Their careful grooming traditions were aimed at creating an appearance that builds power, control and confidence to support their battles and challenges. Inspired by these warriors, gift the Samurai collection this holiday season for the men that will help you face the challenges of everyday life by being groomed to perfection. With foaming shower gels, moisturizers, shaving creams and hair products, you will find something for any man in your life looking for the perfect grooming products.
Price: Various

RevitaLash Advanced Holiday Kit

Get ready to meet your match under the mistletoe! With the RevitaLash Advanced Holiday Kit your eyes are defined and your lashes will dazzle at any holiday occasion this season! Prep with RevitaLash Advanced, pump up with the Volumizing Mascara, and go bold with the Defining Liner for an irresistible look that will stun!

Available for $150 at