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Finding the perfect gift for someone can be difficult, but chances are they will appreciate a gift of beauty. These items on the list are sure to please even the pickiest person. Happy Shopping!

glitz and glam party essentials

Sephora Favorites Glitz & Glam Party Essentials Sampler $45

The perfect gift! Includes nine makeup essentials that will leave you flawless at day and glam at night.

Set includes:

  • - 0.1 oz Smashbox Be Legendary lipstick in Infrared Matte (matte true red)
    – 1.4 oz Drybar Detox dry shampoo
    – 0.5 oz Deborah Lippmann Good Girl Gone Bad nail color
    – 0.03 oz Laura Mercier Caviar Stick eye color in Rose Gold
    – 0.049 oz stila Cosmetics Magnificent Metals Foil Finish eye shadow in Metallic Dusty Rose
    – 1 Pair of SEPHORA COLLECTION false eye lashes in Astonish
    – 0.08 oz Benefit Watt’s Up! highlighter in Luminous Champagne
    – 0.035 oz Make Up For Ever HD High Definition Microfinish Powder
    – 0.04 oz Lancome Artliner eyeliner in Noir
    – Festive metallic clutch

the gift of murad

The Gift of Murad Set $19

Originally $40, this is a total bonus buy! This four piece set energizes skin by locking in moisture for firmer, brighter looking skin.

Set Includes:

michael kors gift

Michael Kors Signature Gift Set $122

This gorgeous gift set is sure to please!

Set includes:

  • - 4 oz Eau de Parfum Spray
  • - 34 oz Rollerball
  • - 4 oz A Fabulous Body Lotion Tube
  • - stylish cosmetic case

philosophy holiday handbook

Philosophy Holiday Handbook  $20

Treat your loved ones to this holiday limited edition trio.

Set includes:

  • - peppermint stick hand cream (1 oz.)
  • - fresh cream hand cream (1 oz.)
  • - cranberry medley hand cream (1 oz.)

spaweek gift card

Spaweek Spa $ Wellness Gift Card $25 – $100

When all else fails, get a gift card! Your friends will appreciate a soothing massage or a great facial.

*Photos courtesy of Murad, Sephora, Philosophy, Spaweek, and Macy’s

Clinique Bonus Time

For a limited time, Macy’s and Clinique are offering a free gift with a minimum purchase of $27. The free gift is valued at $70. Gift includes two makeup bags, a large one and smaller one to take on the go. Choose from the following items to customize your gift:

  • All About Eyes, 7 ml
  • Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+, 30 ml
  • Clinique Colour Compact: Eye shadow duo plus a super-wearable blush in an exclusive compact. Choose Nudes or Violets.
    • NUDES COMPACT: All About Shadow Duo in Neutral Territory & Soft-Pressed Powder Blusher in Fig.
    • VIOLETS COMPACT: All About Shadow Duo in Jammin’ & Soft-Pressed Powder Blusher in New Clover.
  • Different Lipstick, 0.14 oz: Angel Red comes with the Nudes Compact and A Different Grape comes with the Violets Compact.
  • Lash Doubling Mascara in Black, 0.14 oz
  • Clinique Happy Perfume Spray, 4 ml

Hurry while supplies last!

Mac Marge Simpson

MAC is launching a Marge Simpson makeup collection. The 10 piece collection will feature colorful eye shadow palettes, bright blushes and glosses. It will also include fun nail stickers and false eyelashes. The collection will debut on July 26th during San Diego’s Comic-Con. It will be available on maccosmetics.com on August 28th and in brick and mortar stores starting September 5th.

Marge joins an elite group of leading ladies with signature MAC collections. Rihanna, Maleficent, and Hello Kitty all have had the honor of collaborating with MAC for their custom line. Do you think Marge Simpson is worthy? Sound Off!

*Photo courtesy of MAC Cosmetics

lipstick

Hong Kong artist May Sum sculpts celebrity style icons out of lipstick and it’s simply spectacular. She only uses lippies from MAC, YSL, NARS, and Estee Lauder.

She has sculpted mini masterpieces  of Lady Gaga, Coco Chanel, Kate Moss, Twiggy, Madonna, and Princess Diana.

She also offers custom orders for anyone who wants a lipstick sculpture of themselves. These little beauties are very fragile and need to be stored in a dry area within 62-77 degrees so they won’t melt in hot temps or crack in high temps. Custom orders start at $620 and can be purchased on her etsy page.

lady gaga greek mythology lippies

lippies

*Photos courtesy of May Sum

 

Macy's Clinique Bonus

For a limited time, Macy’s and Clinique are offering a free gift with a minimum purchase of $27. The free gift is valued at $70. Gift includes two spring forward makeup bags, a large one and smaller one to take on the go. Choose from the following items to customize your gift:

  • Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
  • Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+
  • Repairwear Laser Focus
  • All About Shadow Quad in Greens or Berries
  • Dual-Ended Lash Doubling Mascara in Black and Different Lipstick in Tenderheart or Glazed Berry

Hurry! Offer valid while supplies last!

Clinique Bonus Time Inforgraphic

*Photo courtesy of Macys

Five Minute Look

Ladies, you know we are always running late in the morning! Whether it’s getting ready for work or school, who has time to get completely dolled up – everyday? I’ll admit I do wake up early enough to get things done. But some days you just need to snooze it 3 or 4 times before you get the motivation to crawl out of bed.

This is when my quick makeup look comes in to save the day! It’s already planned out and fool-proof. Learning how to maximize your beauty routine time will help you look your best when you’re short on time.

Prioritize. Know what’s important. For me it’s camouflaging my bags and sculpting my cheekbones. For others it may be accentuating eyes or covering up blemishes.  Once you’ve narrowed it down, pick products that will help you get the look you want.

Keep it simple and know your level of comfort. If you know that you’re a bit shaky when it comes to eyeliner, then don’t do it. Instead of eyeliner, dab on a few coats of mascara.

Get the job done. I have everything I need ready to go on my bathroom counter. This includes products and brushes.

My quick list includes:

  • Concealer
  • Powder
  • Bronzer
  • Eye shadow
  • Mascara
  • Blender brush
  • Face brush
  • Bronzer brush
  • Eye shadow brush

Know what products to use. My quick look is very natural. Look for eye shadow shades that compliment your skin tone. My go-to lid color is Dior 3 Couleurs Glow Nude Glow. It gives me the perfect hint of color without overwhelming my look. I also like to keep my Urban Decay Naked Basics within hands reach, the nude tones are great for a natural look. The bronzer I use is also very subtle and blends in seamlessly I like to use Bobbi Brown in golden light or Laura Geller baked impressions bronzer in medium.

Remember, mastering your quick look takes practice and patience. It won’t be perfect at first and it may take longer to finish at first, but you’ll get there.  You’ll notice that you will tweak your look here and there. There was a time where I couldn’t leave the house without eyeliner on, now I only wear it two or three times during my work week. It’s all about bringing out your natural beauty.

Lancome J'aime Paris Macy Gift

For a limited time, get a free gift from Lancôme at Macy’s with any Lancôme purchase of $35. This free gift is valued at $86-$112 a includes a lively Paris themed cosmetic bag and a custom 6 piece gift set.

Choices include:

  • Définicils High Definition Mascara
  • Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate
  • Savon Fraîchelle Invigorating Body Cleansing Gel
  • Choice of Anti-Aging Night Moisturizer: Absolue Night Premium ßx Replenishing And Rejuvenating Night Cream, Rénergie Lift Multi-Action Night Lifting And Firming Night Cream OR Bienfait Multi-Vital Night High Potency Night Moisturizing Cream
  • Choice of Cleanser: Crème Radiance Cream-To-Foam Cleanser OR Crème Mousse Confort Creamy Foaming Cleanser
  • Makeup Favorite: Color Design Lipcolor (2 shade choices) OR Blush Subtil Powder Blush (2 shade choices)

(Photo courtesy of Macy’s)

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so I’ve searched high and low for the best beauty gifts! Here are my top picks! I’ll take one of each please!

VS Valentine

 Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift Box $85

As always, Victoria’s Secret is your best bet when it comes to Valentine’s Day gifts. This gift box includes; Bombshell 3.4 oz. fragrance, mini fragrance, body lotion, body mist, and body wash all wrapped up in this gorgeous box. This year Victoria’s Secret has over 40 plus beauty gifts to choose from starting at only $15.

Philosophy Hearts and Kisses

Philosophy My Heart to Yours Gift Set $24

This set is sure to make her heart sing! This V-Day git set features Philosophy’s Sweet Citrus Vanilla Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath, Body Lotion and High-Gloss, High-Flavor Lip Shine. But how cute is this box though?

Too Faced Valentine

Too Faced Plump, Gloss, and Glow $42

Achieve the perfect Valentine’s Day look with this Kit from Too Faced. Set includes – Deluxe-size Better Than Sex Mascara, Lip Injection Color Bomb! Never Enough Nude, and Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in Candy Glow.

Tory Burch Valentine's Lipstick Case

Tory Burch Printed Heart Lipstick Case $55

This adorable Tory Burch lipstick case is from her new Printed Heart collection. It’s the perfect gift paired with a Tory Burch lipstick or with Elizabeth Arden’s Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick in Valentine.

Prada Candy Valentine

Prada Candy Gift Set $88

Prada + Candy + Heart Shaped Box = V-Day Gift Gold! This gift set includes a 1.7 oz Eau de Parfum and 2.5 oz Body Lotion. She’s sure to love it!

Perlier Valentine Gift

Perlier Wild Flower Bath & Body Set $49.50

Prepare for a romantic night with this pamper-perfect gift set from Perlier. Set includes Wild Flower Foaming Cream Bath, Wild Flower Scented Body Water Spray, and pink shower pouf.

Juicy at heart cosmetic bag

Juicy At Heart Cosmetic Bag $48

Inspired by the Hippy Love generation, this lil’ bag from Juicy Couture is ready to get filled with beauty love. Pair it with a Juicy Couture mini fragrance set, or toss in some V-Day beauty treats she’ll love. Try YSL Love And Lacquer Reds Set or BareMinerals Beauty in Bloom Set.

*Photos courtesy of VS Beauty, Prada, Juicy Couture, Perlier, Philosophy, Tory Burch, and Too Faced.

Elizabeth Arden

For a limited time, get an Elizabeth Arden Spring Gift at Macy’s with any Elizabeth Arden purchase for $29.50.  This chic oversized tote includes:

◙ 6 Beautiful Color Eye Shadows in Romance, Tempting Taupe Highlighter, Sunset, Mystic Violet, Misty Teal Contour, Classic Khaki Contour, 1 Beautiful Color Radiance Blush in Romantic Rose, .17 oz
◙ 1 Beautiful Color Luminous Lip Gloss in Sunset, .13 fl. oz
◙ 1 Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipsticks in Rosy Shimmer and Desert Rose, .12 oz
◙ 1 Beautiful Color Lash Enhancing Mascara in Black, .1 oz
◙ 1 Beautiful Color Luminous Lip Gloss in Rosy Shimmer
◙ Ceramide Premiere Intense Moisture and Renewal Activation Cream Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30, .25 oz

Hurry! Offer valid while supplies last!

*Photo courtesy of Macys

Rachel Comey Peeper Case

For a limited time, get an exclusive Rachel Comey Peeper Case filled with deluxe and full size goodies with any purchase of $100 or more on beauty.com. This limited edition designer case is valued at $115. The entire gift is valued at over $165!

Samples included inside the case are as follows:

  • PHYTO Phtyokeratine Masque Ultra-Repairing Mask
  • Peter Thomas Roth Oiless Oil 100% Purified Squalane
  • Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair CC Cream, Natural Glow
  • bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss
  • Paula’s Choice Resist Ultra-Light Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum
  • Skin Authority Sunscreen Moisturizer Go! Protect
  • June Jacobs Perfect Pumpkin Peeling Enzyme Masque
  • GO SMiLE Double Action Teeth Whitening System
  • Elizabeth Arden PREVAGE Night Anti-Aging Resorative Cream
  •  h20+ Sea Results Deep Sleep Recovery Cream
  • An offer for you from the Beauty.com site

Hurry, offer only valid while supplies last!

Beauty.com

BEAUTY.COM PEEPER CASE

 

*Photo courtesy of Beauty.com

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