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MAC Archie's Girls Collection

Inspired by the icon comic book – MAC Archie’s Girls collection offers fun colors for Spring 2013. It highlights the innocent rivalry between Betty and Veronica with contrasting hues. The Betty collection features bright pops of pink and pastels; while the Veronica collection vamps out with deep reds and dark purples.

Lipstick — Veronica $16.50 (Limited Edition)

Mac Archie's Girls Veronica Lipsticks

MAC Daddy’s Little Girl

Daddy’s Little Girl – Mid-tone pink violet (Satin)

MAC Ronnie Red

Ronnie Red – Bright red (Matte)

MAC Boyfriend Stealer

Boyfriend Stealer – Deep blackened plum (Cremesheen)

Lipglass — Veronica & Betty $16.50 (Limited Edition)

Veronica Betty Lipglass

MAC Lipglass Veronica Strawberry Malt Bright red

Strawberry Malt – Bright red

MAC Lipglass Betty Kiss & Don’t Tell Bright coral

Kiss & Don’t Tell – Bright coral

Pearl Glide Intense Eye Liner — Veronica $16.50 (Limited Edition)

MAC Archie's Girls Veronica Eye Liner

MAC Veronica Eye Liner

  • Designer Purple – Violet with pearl
  • Petrol Blue Deep – navy with pearl

Spoiled Rich Eyeshadow Palette — Veronica $44.00 (Limited Edition)

MAC Archie's Girls VeronicaPaletteMAC Archie's Girls Spoiled Rich

MAC Archie's Girls Spoiled Rich Swatches

MAC Archie's Girl Collection Heart

(Photos courtesy of MAC Cosmetics)

 

 

 Merry Christmas!

Wishing everyone a very merry Christmas! xo

Gingerbread

Here’s a great idea for a homemade Christmas gift – gingerbread body scrub. Kids can make this for their moms with a little help from dad or older siblings. You can even make it organic by using only organic ingredients. This scrub smells delicious and is just want you need to help de-stress from all the holiday madness! Enjoy!

Gingerbread Body scrub

  • 1 cup sugar or brown sugar
  • 2 tps ginger
  • 2 tps nutmeg
  • 2 tps cinnamon
  • ¼ cup almond oil

Combine all ingredients and pour into a nice glass jar with an airtight lid. Tie a nice ribbon around the jar and attach instructions that read “Apply in a circular motion, rinse and pat dry”

(Photo courtesy of © Josefbosak | Stock Free Images & Dreamstime Stock Photos)

 

Sparkly Winter Manicure

As you can already tell by now – I just love holiday themed manicures! A blue snowy Christmas eve night is the inspiration behind this glittery manicure. YSL Bleu Cobalt was used from the dark blue base coat. Two different glitter nail polishes were used in this manicure – Essie Luxeffects Set in Stone and Nicole by OPI Sweet Dreams. Set in Stone is a silver glitter polish and it was only used on my ring finger. These rest of my nails are covered with Sweet Dreams, a silver and teal glitter nail polish. My manicurist free-styled the snowflakes using white and silver nail art polish.

YSL, Essie, Nicole by OPI

Give the gift of beauty to your loved ones this holiday season. Whether they’re into beauty or not, I’m sure these gift ideas will win them over. Some of these also make great stocking stuffers – Happy Holidays!

Sephora Fragrance Sampler for Her $50

Whoever came up with this idea is a genius! I love giving these as a gift because it never disappoints. This set comes filled with 12 sample sized fragrances from various designers like Juicy Couture,  Versace, Givenchy, and Prada. After sampling each one, they can choose their favorite and redeem a full size bottle at the store. Sephora also sells a sample set for men too.

James Bond 007 Fragrance Gift Set $30

I got this for my boyfriend for his birthday and he loved it and so did I. This cologne is a blend of bergamot, lavender and crisp apple for a fresh and powerful experience.  Set includes a 1.0 oz. cologne spray & 1.7oz. shower gel.

Lorac Eye Candy Full Face Collection $59

This ultimate beauty kit comes dressed up as a box of fancy chocolates. This limited edition holiday collection features six palettes for eyes, lips, and cheeks. Just like a box of chocolates, this set is filled with rich shades of browns and shimmering nudes. HSN also has a similar set with four palettes for $40.

Kiehl’s Ultimate Man Refueling Set $58

I’m always trying to find ways to get my boyfriend to start a skincare routine. If your guy likes to pamper himself – then this is the gift for him! It’s filled with all the essentials he needs like shave cream, face wash and moisturizer – plus a few extra items.

Philosophy Think Beautiful Thoughts Skin Care Gift Set $39

This year give the gift of gorgeous skin. This gift set features a 3 oz. purity made simple facial cleanser, one microdelivery triple-acid brightening peel pad, a 0.5 oz hope in a jar moisturizer for all skin types, a 0.375 oz when hope is not enough facial firming serum and a 0.25 oz eye hope multitasking eye cream.

Braun Series 5-550cc Men’s Shaving System Gift Set – Includes Bonus Fusion Pro Glide Styler $149.99

This is a great shaver that’s designed to leave your man’s face nice and smooth. The best part is that after the shave, the Braun Clean & Renew System automatically cleans, charges, and lubricates the shaver at the touch of a button! This set also includes a bonus Fusion Pro Glide Styler – you know the one that features Adrien Brody and Andre 3000 in the commercials. It’s a 3-in-1 facial hair styling tool that trims evenly, shaves closely and edges accurately.

(Photos courtesy of Sephora, James Bond, Lorac, Kiehl’s, Philosophy and Braun)

 

Ho Ho Ho! Happy Holidays! ‘Tis the season to giveaway!

The Prize: $40 Sephora Gift Card

How to Enter: It’s simple – just enter by using the Rafflecopter form below. Enter daily for more chances to win.

Good Luck! Merry Christmas from me to you!

Official Rules:
This giveaway will end Sunday December 16, 2012 at 11:59 pm EST. It is only open to U.S. residents of the contiguous states who are at least 13 years old. All entries will be verified. The winner will be chosen using Random.org. The winner will be announced on Monday December 17, 2012 both on this post and on the Facebook page and will be immediately contacted via email. Once notified; the winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

(Photo courtesy of Sephora)

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This limited edition smolderEYES collection is the perfect gift for your beauty obsessed friend this holiday season. Tarte Eye Catchers smolderEYES Collector’s Set features 5 full size smolderEYES Amazonian clay waterproof liners in brand new shades – ash violet, rainforest black, gold, champagne, and gunmetal -  and 1 skinny smolder Eyes liner in onyx.  These liners are vibrant and stay on all day. It’s infused with Amazonian clay which helps keep oil at bay so that your liner lasts all day long. You can use it as an eyeliner for a bold look or as an eyeshadow for a smoky look. All the colors look beautiful paired together or worn separately.

From top to bottom: champagne, gold, gunmetal, ash violet, rainforest black, and onyx

Tarte Eye Catchers SmolderEYES Collector’s Set $39 also available at sephora.com

(Photo courtesy of Tarte)

For a limited time you can score a beautiful Estée Lauder gift set designed by Michael Kors for only $38.50 when you purchase any Estée Lauder fragrance on Macy’s.com

This lovely set is valued at $200 and includes:

◙   Deluxe PC Blush Compact in Soulful Spice Shimmer, Brazen Bronze Shimmer & Lover’s Blush Shimmer
◙   NEW Pure Color Lipstick – Cherry Passion
◙   Pure Color Gloss – Garnet Desire Shimmer
◙   Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara in Extreme Black
◙   NEW PC Intense Kajal Eyeliner in Blackened Black
◙   NEW PC Nail Lacquer in Enchanted Garnet
◙   Black Michael Kors Case with new applicator

Makes a perfect gift for the holidays! Online only and while supplies last. A similar set is also available on EsteeLauder.com

(Photo courtesy of Estée Lauder)

Essie’s latest collection is all about living the good life! With shades of blue, red, and sparkly glitter – it’s royalty at its best. It’s for the woman who enjoys the finer things in life because of her achievements and success, not because she married rich! Look posh this winter with Essie polishes.

Essie She’s Pampered is an indulgent red. Very deep and extremely creamy. A nice bright red to warm up those cold winter nights.

Essie Where’s My Chauffer is a crisp turquoise. It’s an unexpected color in the collection, it’s the wild card that will transition your nails into spring.

Essie Leading Lady is a glittery red. It reminds me of Dorothy’s red slippers. It’s also similar to OPI The Spy Who Loved Me, but with more glitter and a deeper shade of red.

Essie Beyond Cozy is a decadent silvery gold glitter. This kind of polish has been popping up everywhere. It looks a lot like MAC Rich Rich Rich and a little like OPI Goldeneye. It took three coats to get it to this level of sparkle.

Essie Butler Please is a blue-blooded cobalt. This is one of my favorite shades from the collection. It’s a super vibrant royal blue. It’s just so pretty!

Butler Please looks great paired with Beyond Cozy. A little bling on my ring finger – don’t mind if I do!

Essie Snap Happy is a bright orange-red. It’s nice to see that the Tangerine Tango trend has been warmed up a bit to fit in with a winter collection. This will also be a nice color to transition with once the weather starts to warm up.

essie.com $8 ea

 

The new MAC Glamour Daze Collection will help you shimmer and shine this holiday season! These limited edition colors are highly pigmented and give your eyes and lips a dazzling pop of color. Get glammed up this holiday season with MAC!

MAC Extra Dimension Eyeshadow $19.50 (Limited Edition)

A Natural Flirt – Soft peachy nude
Evening Grey – Steel silver
Divine Blue – Mid-tone aqua
Stylishly Merry – Mid-tone dusty violet

A quick sample look I created using MAC A Natural Flirt, Evening Grey, and Divine Blue

MAC Kohl Power Eye Pencil $16.50 (Limited Edition)

Orpheus – Intense black with gold pearl

MAC Lipglass $16.50 (Limited Edition)

Pink Fade – Light creamy pink

Talk Softly to Me – Light creamy coral pink

Flight of Fancy – Rich purple

MAC Lipstick $16.50 (Limited Edition)

Outrageously Fun – Mid-tone magenta violet (Cremesheen)

(Photos courtesy of MAC Cosmetics)

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