Monday, December 17, 2018

Clarins for The Holidays: Limited Edition Gifts

Clarins has been a brand in my home for decades and has the perfect last minute gifts for the makeup and skincare lover on your list who is striving to achieve an extra-special glow this time of year.

Clarins Holiday 2018 Shimmer & Shine Collection creates an unforgettable, festive look with its beautiful Illuminating Sculpting Powder, Gold Mascara Top Coat and Lip Comfort Oil. 

The Clarins Holiday Rituals set is a beauty lover’s dream come true; a gorgeous advent calendar with 12 makeup and skincare hero products to create glowing skin from head to toe.

· Clarins Illuminating Sculpting Powder ($40/ Leave a trace of luminous gold glow along cheekbones for an exceptional, lightweight contour.

· Clarins Gold Mascara Top Coat ($28/ Add a subtle touch of glitter to give eyes an extra sparkle with a defined brush that ensures every lash is covered.

· Clarins Lip Comfort Oil ($26/ For long wear use, nourish and sooth lips with one of Clarins’ most-loved shades, Red Berry, with an added glitzy touch.

· Clarins Holiday Rituals ($60/ 12 makeup and skincare favorites in both full and travel-sizes for all-over glow.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

NEW: Bioré Witch Hazel Collection

We are Bioré fans in this house as my two teenagers use so many of their results driven products on a daily basis. I was intrigued to learn more about this new collection as I do know the properties of witch hazel work to draw out impurities in the skin and help heal inflammation.

The Bioré Witch Hazel Collection is here to help one deal with wicked skin issues. Long known for its astringent and healing properties, Native American “witch doctors” used Witch Hazel as a multi-purpose remedy, and let’s just say the results were nothing short of magic. The witch hazel formula casts a spell over oily, congested pores to help purify, refresh, and is said to heal skin faster than you can wave a wand.

Products to look into:

Bioré Witch Hazel Pore Clarifying Toner: Light weight and oil free, it’s ideal for oily, blemish-prone complexions, the formula, with witch hazel and salicylic acid, works to control oil and deep clean for clear pores.

Bioré Witch Hazel Ultra Deep Cleansing Pore Strips: The newest edition to the cult-classic line of Bioré Pore Strips uses Witch Hazel to pull out 2x more deep-down dirt for the deepest clean you can see. With just one use, lift away pore-clogging dirt, oil and blackheads for purified pores.

Available for $6.49 at

Friday, December 14, 2018

More Holiday Gift Ideas: Burt's Bees, Laneige, Buxom Cosmetics and Proraso

More Holiday Gift options to consider! We at B.I.O.A. are giving you as many ideas as we can so you do not stress out. We feel you.

For the Lip Balm Fanatic

For the holiday season, Burt’s Bees are making things PERSONAL! Create a custom gift for your family and friends that everyone will be raving about. Simply go on, pick your flavor and customize with a name or message!
Price: 4 Pack for $20
Where to Buy:

For the Skin Care Junkie:

With the dry winter season upon us, everyone needs to add some extra hydration to their skin care routine. The newest gift set from Laneige is SURE to give you intense hydration to your skin and lips all winter long. The Dream and Glow Set includes a full size Water Sleeping Mask, a travel size Moisture Cream and, of course, our #1 selling Lip Sleeping Mask!
Price: $39
Where to Buy:

For the Beauty Queen:

Who doesn’t love Mini Lip Glosses? Buxom Cosmetics has just launched their Party All Night Mini Lip Plumping Vault for the holidays and it is flying off the shelves! The limited edition vault comes with 12 pieces including four lip liners and eight shimmery glosses. Get the $125 value vault for only $49!
Price: $49
Where to Buy:

For Your Man Candy:

Can’t think or something for the special man in your life? The Proraso Beard Tin is the perfect go-to gift for any man in your life! The set includes, Beard Wash, Beard Oil and Beard Balm. The set also comes in three different scents, Wood & Spice, Cypress & Vetiver and Azur Lime.
Price: $45
Where to Buy:

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List

I know you might be feeling stressed out right now with regards to who to get what for the holidays but we have you covered with many different gift varieties for all on your list.  We’ve compiled a list of beautiful and easy last minute gifts which will make everyone – including yourself – happy.



For your chill Sister:
She discovers all the cool brands and knows everything before anyone else.  She’s the go to for advice on everything.  You can’t fool her and you definitely can’t buy her anything that she will toss onto the back of her beauty cabinet.  Nubian Heritage is the natural answer to her bath and body needs.  The Abyssinian and Chia SeedBombs and Bar Soap are the perfect accompaniment for the season and the perfect gift for her. SRP: $4.99-$14.99

For your well preserved Aunt:
She is always perfectly dressed and not a hair out of place.  There are whispers around the dinner table questioning how she never ages.  Her skin is immaculate.  But how?  Add to her skin care arsenal with a cocktail that is better suited for her skin than on the dinner table: Lumene’s Nordic-C [Valo] Artic Berry Cocktail Brightening Hydra Oil.

For your “always trying the latest diet fad” Mom:
She is constantly watching what she eats.  She tells you how much she has lost – and gained – daily.  She loves food but also loves to be in shape.  But you see her sneaking in desserts and cheeseburgers because that’s what she loves.  And you love her.  Stuff her stocking with Zahler’s ParaGuard Softgels which is a powerful parasite cleanser to keep her system as healthy as she tries to be. 

For the Wizard of Skincare:
There are people that buy skincare because they read about it or saw a celeb using it or the packaging is pretty.  And then there are people that thoroughly research skincare making sure every ingredient is safe, every botanical is useful and every product natural, organic and vegan.  For her, there is OZNaturals.  And she will fall in love with the Vitamin C Facial Serum. 

For your often moody Cousin:
We all have one cousin in our family that displays all the feels – Grounded, Energized, Inspired, Loved, Transformed and more.  You never quite know what you’re going to get.  So how do you find the perfect gift for all of those moods?  Easy.  Lifetherapy’s Mini Collection Gift Set treats every mood of hers while pampering her. The mood you’ll always get will be gratitude. 

For your impossible to buy for Millennial:
Ah yes.  This is THE hardest gift to buy.  They know it all.  They’ve seen it all.  Heck they probably HAVE it all.  So…the one fragrance that has resonated with Millennials is Hard Candy Black and Pink Eau de Parfum and Body Mists.  They’re cool.  They smell amazing.  And they are memorable – just like the recipient. 

Feeling a little less stressed now? I do hope so and all of us a B.I.O.A. wish you a wonderful holiday season! Cheers!