Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Holiday Gift Ideas: Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics & FHI Heat

Yes my B.I.O.A. fans- that time has come where my inbox is getting full and more unique Holiday gift ideas have arrived! Please see below for quite a few gifting options:

SUPPORT UKRAINE MAKEUP SET by Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics
MSRP: $85

Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics has partnered with Americares, a 501(c)(3) non-profit health-focused relief organization, in support of the humanitarian crisis caused by the ongoing war in Ukraine. 20% of the purchase price of each curated blue and yellow ribbon wrapped box will be donated to Americares in support of its Ukraine response.  
Together, we CAN make a difference!
Set Includes:
Mineral Primer
Pressed Mineral Eyeshadow Quad in Sweet Talk
Outrageous Lashes Mineral Lengthening Mascara
Mineral Lengthening Lash Primer
Legit Eyeliner Pencil in Blackest Black
Pressed Mineral Blush in Tangier
Mineral Crème Lipstick in Smolder

SUPPORT UKRAINE SKINCARE SET by Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics
MSRP: $70

Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics has partnered with Americares, a 501(c)(3) non-profit health-focused relief organization, in support of the humanitarian crisis caused by the ongoing war in Ukraine. 20% of the purchase price of each curated blue and yellow ribbon wrapped box will be donated to Americares in support of its Ukraine response.
Together, we CAN make a difference!
Set Includes:
Micellar Water with Colloidal Water
Hydra Luxe Water Crème
Petite Eye Impact Revitalizing Eye Treatment
Petite Daily Enzyme Exfoliant Crème

MSRP: $252

The Retro Pro Compact Dryer is a stylish, lightweight hair dryer with a vintage aesthetic, containing six airflows speeds along with a cool shot button, and a speed-dry nozzle. The Curve styling iron gets its name from its shape. Its beautiful curved design makes it incredibly ergonomic, fitting right to the curve of your hand. 
The unique curvature of the plates also allows the hair to glide effortlessly, allowing you to smooth, curl or wave hair in less time!

MSRP: $364
Driven by technology, the Elite Professional Series Global line is packed with unique features for the gadget savvy beauty and travel enthusiast, including the most important feature: Universal Voltage. Anywhere in the world, the EPS Global Universal Digital Ceramic Hair Dryer and Styler will perform with maximum reliability and performance. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Holiday Collection: Sigma Beauty


How much do I love seeing Holiday collections come into my inbox?!  Sigma Beauty launches their biggest Holiday Collection yet, featuring six toasty shades in the Warm Wishes Eyeshadow Palette, a lively Glisten + Glow Cheek Duotwo hydrating lip duos, the Winter Romance Makeup Collection, and four new brush sets! Each set is made to be enjoyed as a whole, or split into stocking stuffers to spread the holiday cheer.

"I am so excited to bring you our newest seasonal release, the Winter Romance Holiday Collection!” said Dr. Simone Xavier, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Sigma. “Full of wintery holiday magic and romance, this collection features packaging inspired by freshly fallen snow and shades that will keep you toasty on the coldest winter nights. We've created two new lip duos designed to make sure you don't miss your mistletoe moment. I'm happy to have curated new brush sets to cater to a wide variety of interests and budgets with four sets for at home and on the go; my favorite is the Magical Eye Brush Set, which comes with a chic faux fur clutch and rose gold chain. I'm looking forward to wearing this collection myself, and I can't wait to see the looks our clients create!"

Each product is cruelty-free, gluten-free, lactose-free, and a part of Sigma’s Clean Beauty Program, meaning they’re completely free of harsh chemicals and made with the clean, safe ingredients you and your skin love.

The Winter Romance Holiday Collection includes the Sleigh All Day Travel Brush Set ($22), Getaway Glam Brush Set ($25), Magical Eye Brush Set ($69), Holiday Glam Brush Set ($98), Lovable Little Lip Duo ($19), Snow Kissed Hydrating Lip Duo ($32), Warm Wishes Eyeshadow Palette ($32), Glisten + Glow Cheek Duo ($39), Winter Romance Makeup Collection ($129). Find them all at starting November 1, 2022.


Monday, October 31, 2022

Holiday Gift Ideas: LaJeanell Multi-purpose Makeup

Former model and skincare expert Shirley Powell created indie brand LaJeanell which inhibits beauty that transcends over time. Featuring a mascara, lip liner, a Moonlight Lume Pod, and a Multi-purpose Lip, Cheek, & Eye product in five shades, the brand strives to provide a solution for busy and healthy lifestyles. 

Adding some shimmer for holiday outings and get together with LaJeanell’s Moonlight Lume Pod is a festive touch. LaJeanell’s unique creamy formula and seductively sheer color blends effortlessly to create shimmering accent,” Shirley believes. “And topping off the look with Winter Holly Berries Multi-Purpose Lip, Cheek and Eye Shadow color is a great choice to complete a simple yet elegant holiday look.”


LaJeanell’s products are formulated with quality ingredients and products that are dual purpose, healthy, vegan and sustainable resulting in a youthful appearance.

Cosmetic Products Offered:

Dramatic Lashes Black Mascara: This unique product has a dual purpose. It works for lashes and brows, allowing for buildable intensity without clumping or smudging. MSRP: $24


Neutral Lip Liner Pencil: LaJeanell wooden, sharpenable lip liner pencil provides laser-focus precision and a clean, well-defined application. Delivering unstoppable color and relentless glide over moisturizing formula saturates with budge-resistant color. MSRP: $20

Multi-Purpose Lip, Cheek, and Eye Shadow Color: Provides soothing and intense hydration. This Product has Regenerative Properties to help heal dry lips and improve elasticity. The Preservative-FREE Formula has rich pigment and required a minimal application for full impact. Available in the following shade names: Shirley, Autumn Leaves, Summer Breeze, Winter Holly Berries, and Spring Blossom. MSRP: $28


Moonlight Lume Pod: LaJeanell’s unique creamy formula and sheer color blends effortlessly to create shimmering accents. The Moonlight Lume Pod

contours and brings dynamic highlights on all skin tones. The mistake-proof cream color is quick and easy-to-apply. Leaving you a youthful seductively sheer, and naturally glowing finish. It’s perfect for highlighting and sculpting. While warming the eyes, cheeks, lips, and body. Also features a 100% Vegan Brown Faux Mini Duo Brush! The Duo brush is perfect for on-the-go use. MSRP: $38


About Shirley Powell & LaJeanell: LaJeanell’s founder, Shirley Powell, brings more than 40 years of business experience. She represented two high end luxury cosmetics companies. As an entrepreneur and model, she found herself searching for quality makeup that was health conscious. As a result, she found the need to create a line that provided a solution to the problem. Shirley founded LaJeanell to provide quality skincare solutions. It resulted in a great selection of natural and organic makeup. Her vision was to include anti-aging components to the product line. Thus, giving users a younger look without going under the scalpel. LaJeanell offers a 30-day money back guarantee for product satisfaction.

Friday, October 28, 2022

The Heart- Mind Box

This box was so very beautiful to receive!  It’s definitely a purposeful gift box-as The Heart Mind Box is from the Dalai Lama Center! 

The Heart-Mind Box is from the Dalai Lama Center for Teaching and Education and contracts a selection of ethically sourced products and experiences designed to nurture your Heart-Mind well-being; curated with love.

In every box there is something that will help you connect to others, something that will encourage you to take care of yourself, and a connection to the science behind well-being. I loved painting a mandala pattern on my rock, burning 20 minute intention candles and reading about the Dalai Lama, too. 

In the box is a special tea blend too from the tea garden of Assam, India. The tea is directly packaged and sent to consumers from the garden, unlike generic tea brands. Each label shares the information of the tea garden(s), region, leaf quality, and harvest date to help you further connect with others. 

This box proved to be a true connection of mind, body and spirit for me and I believe it makes a wonderful gift for anyone that believes in mindfulness! 

Monday, May 9, 2022

Terrakai Skin from Australia

As of late, I have been concentrating on my skincare routine since it was in need of a reset. In comes Terrakai and I couldn’t be happier. Super absorbent and results driven products are sure to make you smile any given day of the week. Your skin will thank both you and me, too! 

Nourish your skin deeply with collagen and hyaluronic acid mixed ingredients that are native to Australian regions for a super power skin routine! Their Australian botanical ingredients are sourced solely from where the botanical ingredient comes from, which is why customers will pay for their skincare! 

They sustainably harvest the most potent, resilient botanicals, from Kangaroo Paw to Kakadu Plum to Snowflower, and add in high quality ingredients like hyaluronic acid and collagen to create strong yet gentle serums to make your skin plump, hydrated and glow. 

The thoughtful design of every Terrakai Skin formulation allows them to check all the boxes of their founding mission: Environmentally conscious, 100% vegan, and high-performance. With 25 products to choose from, you will find a line that is right for your skin type. Sustainability guides everything Terrakai Skin does. From formula ideation to raw ingredient sourcing, from manufacturing practices to packaging choices – and beyond. They use all recycled material and never any plastic fillers. They even use a biodegradable soy-based ink on their packaging and never use animals to test their products. 

Sustainability and results are key! Please go ahead and take a look at both their products and ingredients. I am certain you will be delighted to see what each product consists of!

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Baesix Results Driven Products

Last minute Mother’s Day gift idea alert! I have been using their “Keep Rollin” Rejuvenating Eye Serum for a few weeks and visibly see my under eye area less dehydrated! 

Baesix (/ˈbasics/) is your vegan, organic, cruelty-free, inclusive & eco-responsible simple, skincare routine for happy skin everyday! Baesix skincare is ONLY SIX steps to healthier skin! The “BAE” means “Before Anyone Else” - meaning love yourself first then others will fall in love with you too; and the “SIX” stands for the six simple steps to follow for glowing, healthy skin! Baesix developed their unique formulas from scratch in Korea with a focus on healthy hydration and bioactive nourishment. 

They use 100% organically certified bamboo in their products. As one of nature’s richest sources of silica; bamboo extract is known to stimulate the production of collagen, loaded with antioxidants that combat free radicals, and boasts potent anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial qualities. Not only are the products AMAZINGLY good for your skin, but the packaging is AMAZINGLY good for our planet! Their packaging is either biodegradable or 100% recyclable. Their bottles are made from corn starch and bamboo, their tins are aluminum, their paper is FSC certified and refills sachets are made from sugarcane!

Their products are results driven and make a perfect gift for truly any day of the year!

Happy Early Mother’s Day!

Monday, February 14, 2022

Eye of Love: Pheromone Infused Perfumes

I don’t know about you but I certainly notice a change in others reactions when wearing different perfumes. More people compliment me when wearing my usual RODIN versus others. I do believe scents can attract others to you. Hence why I decided to sample Matchmaker, a sensual pheromone perfume that is intended to attract others to you! 

The experts at Eye of Love, leaders of pheromone-infused perfumes worldwide, launch this must-have scent collection with matchmaker Patti Stanger just in time for lover's day. 

Patti is the star and executive producer of Bravo's "The Millionaire Matchmaker" and the ultimate pro in assisting people in finding their perfect match. 

Matchmaker features high-quality, high-potency pheromones that pleasantly awaken senses to make you feel good inside and out and attract those around you. The perfume arrives in luxurious packaging that holds a striking diamond glass bottle to simulate a wedding ring, great for gift-giving and vanity displays.

The four scent options in the Matchmaker series include ever-so enticing formulas to attract her to him, him to her, him to him, and her to her. Spray on the neckline for maximum impact and be prepared to love what happens next.

Eye of Love Pheromone Perfumes provide added benefits to our daily lives, all containing a long-lasting pheromone dose designed to boost self-confidence, encourage attraction, and develop that extra compelling edge. The pheromone sends subconscious signals to others, triggering powerful social and romantic responses.

Eye of Love and Patti will give away a 1-carat diamond ring to celebrate the launch, with a winner announced in summer 2022 (enter on

Wishing you a lovely Valentine's Day regardless of your relationship status! Follow @eyeoflove on Instagram for more information. 

Friday, February 11, 2022

New from Lobe Love

Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it and if you know me well- I often wear funky earrings or classic hoops- so when introduced to Lobe Love- I saw it as a great match! They not only have earrings, but their headbands are gorgeous too. 

Yes, subscriber or not, any shopper can access Lobe Love premium handmade accessories and earrings online for the first time. 

Jenn Loyd, the founder of Lobe Love, is pivoting to a new and exciting chapter - expanding her popular earring seasonal boxes to an online store. The new and improved Lobe Love online store makes personally curated earrings and accessories available to any buyer, not just subscribers, so her trendsetting and coveted styles are available to anyone that wants to feel courageous and confident. Shop the store for elegant, high-quality statement accessories, from earrings to headbands and more, coordinated to make every outfit eye-catching.

“My subscription box customers wanted more access to Lobe Love, so I am happy to make it happen,” says Loyd. “Anyone can shop anytime  - pick up an extra pair of earrings for a special night out, or snag a pair of favorite Lobe Love looks for a friend  - Galentines Day is coming up!” 

Loyd believes in the power of accessories to turn every day into an occasion. Her background as a stylist means that she has curated the perfect earrings and headbands for the everyday woman  - making the most basic wardrobe chic and fun through the simple addition of a striking piece from Lobe Love. An additional pivot for Loyd, the accessories are now entirely hand-made with elevated quality, so they will last many seasons to come, and she will be giving back to a charity with every purchase.