Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Holiday gift ideas for him 2016

You may not guess this but writing a men's gift guide is one of my favorite things to blog about.  There are so many interesting and even unique grooming things out there for men (one year I even posted a bacon soap), that there's really no need to resort to giving the usual tie or socks.  Furthermore, it is easy to find something in every price range, from the drugstore discovery to the extravagant fragrance.  Here's what I think are some terrific gift ideas for the men in your life - a few of these you might even like for yourself because so much has actually become unisex these days (maybe not the beard oil though lol).

Aesop London Grooming Kit ($75) is perfect for the man who travels.  The no-nonsense packaging and fresh-smelling botanical ingredients have a masculine bent although honestly I would love all this for myself.  The kit includes travel sizes of:  mouthwash, shampoo (he'll love the tea tree in it!), conditioner, body cleanser, body balm, and their famous parsley seed cleanser, toner, and moisturizer.  And it all comes in a black travel case.  What more could you ask for?

Malin + Goetz Rum Holiday Set ($35) is a lovely idea.   Again, this no-nonsense packaging would appeal to a guy, and anything by this brand would make a great gift for him.  I think the rum is particularly smart though.  This kit includes a 8.5oz Rum Hand + Body Wash and a Dark Rum votive candle.  Men do like candles you know.  But if you prefer you could just get him the 16oz Rum Body Wash - it's awesome too.

Pacific Shaving Company Caffienated Shaving Cream and After Shave ($4.49 each) are something fun.  And readily available at Target and some drugstores which is convenient.  While it's not quite like drinking a big mug of coffee these do supposedly give a little kick to your morning routine.  Also the caffeine actually provides a smoother shave and helps reduce redness.  These smell minty, not like coffee, and as a bonus they are synthetic fragrance-free, paraben-free, cruelty-free, and vegan.  Yay!

FOREO 'ISSA' Hybrid Sonic Toothbrush ($199) would be appreciated by the guy who is into high tech things.  Or maybe someone with problematic tooth or gum issues.  Either way it gets 5 out of 5 star reviews.  Yes it's pricy but the sonic technology of this little machine gives a vigorous brushing to get rid of stubborn plaque while the silicone bristles massage the gums.  Imagine how fantastic and how healthy his teeth will look!  Be super sleek and order it in the black color.

Le Labo 'Oud 27' Eau de Parfum ($175) has the best masculine perfume packaging ever.  This apothecary style bottle would look beyond cool sitting on your guy's dresser.  Of course there is more to it than that.  This niche brand makes unisex perfumes of the highest quality and concentration.  I have chosen the 'Oud 27' because I think oud (smells of resinous wood and musky decadence) on a guy is the sexiest, but if your guy prefers something more fresh and cologne-like then go for their 'Vetiver 46'.  Le Labo perfumes are for the hippest of hip.

.Penhaligon's Bayolea Hair & Body Wash ($45) is a treat for sure.  Penhaligon's is a British perfumery brand that started out as a barber shop in 1870.  So great history there.  Now it is more of a niche brand, rather exclusive, so something like this body wash is sure to be treasured.  It smells wonderfully masculine with Mandarin, Lemongrass, Cardamom, Black Pepper, Musk, and Moss.  And of course its 2-in-1 purpose is also great for the efficiency expert.

Wild Man Beard Conditioner ($19.95) is a bit of a hidden gem, yet wildly popular to those in the know.  It's an all natural grooming oil to condition and strengthen the beard and moisturize the skin around/beneath it.  It gives a nice smooth look and a little shine.  The Original formula uses essential oils that make it smell lightly of Virginian Cedarwood and cold-pressed lime, but it is also available in three other scents and an unscented version too.   So many men are sporting beards these days, I think this would make a very appropriate gift.

For more (still relevant) gift ideas for him, check out last year's post: great holiday gifts for men 2015
For beauty gift ideas for her, check out my new post:  Holiday gift guide 2016:  exquisite sets and sensational stocking stuffers 2016

all products reviewed were either bought, researched, or sampled by me. And product pictures were stolen from the link's websites. I am not financially compensated for my reviews

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

holiday gift guide 2016: exquisite sets

I'm trying to dash this post off before I go make three pies, but I wanted to get it out before Black Friday for those of you who so indulge.  Even if you don't start your Christmas shopping Friday you will want to check out my gift recommendations before too long because they are all limited edition holiday items and will be sure to sell out fast.  Once gone, gone for good.  It's a little weird for me having to post this before Thanksgiving even arrives but that's the way it is nowadays.   There are currently a bazillion gift sets out there but I have selected the top; what I consider the most coveted and giftable items in a variety of price ranges.  I'm crazy for every single one of these but I think you and your loved ones will be too.  

Dior Total Eye Look Palette For Eyes & Brows ($62) makes for an elevated gift.  It is a silky black zippered case with gold embroidery logo that contains 3 neutral eyeshadows, a brow powder, and a brow wax.  This set can be had in two different palettes:  a Glow Nude or a Smoky Matte.  Both are exquisite.  Dior makes the perfect gift because it's something most people would love to have but would be reluctant to buy for themselves.  Why not do the splurging for them?

Diptyque Eau De Parfum Discovery Set ($115)  is a perfume lover's paradise.  And actually I think it would make a terrific gift for someone who is just starting to explore perfumes, or who considers perfumes a rare treat.   After all, who doesn't love Diptyque?  This perfume set offers 5  .25oz atomizers including:  Philosykos (fig), Tam Dao (citrus woody/amber),  Oud Palao (incense, rose, and the Middle East), Do Son (tuberose), and L'Eau (rose and floral gardens).  These are cultivated scents, some of them leaning toward unisex.  Just lovely!

Clinique Tiny Temptations Set ($49.50) is the cutest thing ever and has pretty pretty colors.  In fact it is so cute that the full name is Tiny Temptations Chubettes Tin Set.   There are 12 colors of Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Color Balm, and 8 colors of Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Color Balm.  Wouldn't these be great to pop in a purse?  It's true they are tiny (.03oz) but all lined up in their tin together they look quite impressive.  These Chubby Sticks are ideal for someone who prefers a more sheer or dewy lip color.

Sephora Collection Mask It All Over Set ($25) is a great gift for co-workers, nieces, and Secret Santas.  The price is right and it's a lot of fun!  Sephora makes some of my favorite reasonably-priced sheet masks and this a great way to explore (ie. buy it for yourself).  The set includes:  avocado face mask, lotus face mask, orchid eye mask, Argan hand mask, almond foot mask, charcoal nose strip.  There is also a similar kit, the Face Mask Set, of six Sephora face sheet masks also for $25.  

Jo Malone Bathtime Collection ($65) is my dream gift, and by that I mean it is at the top of my own Christmas wish list (any family members reading this please take note).  The set is 3 decent sized 3.4oz bottles including: English Pear & Freesia Bath Oil, Nectarine Blossom & Honey Bubble Bath, and Peony & Blush Suede Shower Oil.  Anything by Jo Malone makes for a luxe holiday gift and this one is particularly pampering and decadent.

IT Cosmetics Special Edition Most Wished For Holiday Palette (limited time price of $49.96) is perfection.  The fold out kit includes 2 highlighters, a bronzer and a setting powder, 6 lip colors, 4 color-correcting concealers, and 18 eyeshadows.  All of it is the same top quality as their regular permanent collection makeup, and product is actually quite sophisticated for a folding kit.  The colors look slightly dull in this pic but click on the link to see the whole QVC video, it is actually quite stunning.

Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil 7 Piece Body Butter Collection ($45) isn't very snazzy looking but the scents and texture are beyond.  I'm going to get it and break it up keeping my favorite smelling ones for myself and the others will go as gifts/stocking stuffers for others.  The 7  2oz jars come in:  vanilla honeysuckle, sweet butter cream, vanilla pine, sweet citrus, vanilla apricot, gingerbread vanilla, and unscented.  Oh, and they are all super moisturizing - perfect for the cold dry winter!

So happy shopping to all of you and please be kind to the sales assistants who are working brutally hard at this time of year!

For more shopping ideas check out:  Holiday gift ideas for him 2016 and sensational stocking stuffers 2016

all products reviewed were either bought, researched, or sampled by me. And product pictures were stolen from the link's websites. I am not financially compensated for my reviews

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Juvia's Place The Masquerade Mini Eyeshadow Palette & feeding your soul

The Juvia's Place The Masquerade Mini Eyeshadow Palette (currently on sale for $19.99) contains the most glorious colors on earth, and their textures are just as special.  It is 6" X 6", not actually mini at all, but it is a whole lot smaller than their original Masquerade Palette which is huge.  The website reviews give it 5 out of 5 stars.  I give it 5 out of 5 stars.  Here's why....

I love color.  I live for color.  It feeds my soul and makes this often arduous task of being a human being on earth totally worth it.  I love colors found in nature and I love colors invented by man (or woman, as in this case).  I have many eyeshadow palettes that sometimes I am too lazy to fully utilize, yet I am never too tired to swatch them on my arm and admire the colors as I go about my day.  My collection of colors brings me joy.  And yet I haven't been doing much about it lately.

The other day I was talking with a friend - the kind you can say anything to - and I was telling her how I felt I had lost my way.  I didn't feel in touch with myself, my true self, and I didn't know what to do.  I was lackluster and bored.  She reminded me that I used to make fabulous large collages, intricate scrapbook/photo albums, and color with my Crayola crayons.  She said I needed to create with my hands using color, shape, and texture.  Now I am not an painter or illustrator at all* - I can't draw a straight line to save my life - but cut and paste I can do.  And so I did.  I went to Michael's craft store and explored for an hour.  I bought some collaging supplies and came home and took down my boyfriend's picture of a 1950s drive-in and put up a big blank collage board and went to work.  After gluing on about a dozen images I felt happy and energized, life didn't seem dull at all anymore.  I had reconnected with my true self.

I think people just need to create, and some of us to create with our hands.  You don't have to be an accomplished artist, just doing something for the fun of it can actually lead to joy and fulfillment.  Personally I need to manipulate color and texture, shape and design.  Many girls and women get that same satisfaction from makeup application, and if you are one of those people I highly recommend this Juvia's palette.  It has phenomenal colors to experiment with.  While I feel a little old to be wearing the vivid blues and purples out in public (in fact I only plan on wearing the earth tones), they are still fun to play with.

Just to wind up with a little bit more data on this indie brand palette:  there are 7 cool shades and 9 warm shades, 5 matte shadows and 11 shimmer including one that is actually more metallic (Casablanca).  The colors have awesome African names because the creator of Juvia's Place is Nigerian born.  These colors are meant to accentuate darker skintones but pale girls will love them too.  It's an artistic array.  I find that the shimmer shades feel like deluxe velvet but in my a palette a couple of the matte shades feel a bit dry (Zobo).  That said, they still apply and blend just fine.  The quality is top notch and I wouldn't change a thing!

What types of creativity feed your soul?

* Nor am I a great photographer as you can tell from these swatch pics - although I also suspect my camera is crap.

all products reviewed were either bought, researched, or sampled by me. And product pictures were stolen from the link's websites. I am not financially compensated for my reviews

Monday, November 14, 2016

Holiday sets you need to buy for yourself NOW

There are so many limited edition Holiday Sets and palettes out there right now and they are already starting to disappear for good so you'll want to shop ASAP.  There was a "must have" Tatcha skincare set I was dying to blog about but alas it is already gone.  I procrastinated and I should have known better.  But sensational stuff still remains and I have refined my list to what I am am truly excited about.  This post is what I think stands above the rest; so much so that these are items you will want to nab for yourself.  In fact I curated it just for you!

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Nude Mini Lipstick Kit is my favorite of the Nutcracker Collection.  Everything in the collection is irresistibly packaged (whoever dreamt up these designs is a genius!) but this particular item has a really adorable reusable storage box.  And the mini lipsticks themselves are beyond cute!  The product colors are very wearable:  colors that already exist in their permanent collection (ie. the infamous Whirl).  So if you like something you can repurchase a full-size for everyday use and keep the precious Holiday lipstick as a collectible.

Sephora Favorites Perfume Sampler is a fantastic deal.  You get 15 samples of desirable perfumes plus a voucher to redeem for a full size bottle of the one you like the best.  You can get up to a $95 perfume depending on what brand you pick.  In the past when they did this set the selection of perfumes was rather dated but this year everything is modern and even includes some new releases and niche brands.  It's a terrific way to explore new scents and add to your collection!

The Estee Edit Gritty & Glow Magnetic Eye And Face Palette has to-die-for colors.  Exclusive to Sephora, it is a two piece set:  one palette of face colors (highlighters, bronze and blush toppers), and one palette of edgy sensual eyeshadow colors.  It is called "magnetic" because the two palettes are meant to cling together back-to-back and form one usable palette.  But of course you don't need to do that.  Their glittery packaging contains shimmery velvety textures.  I want to cover my whole body in those face colors they are so luscious!  I would buy the set just for the face palette alone, and the price still wouldn't be all that bad.

e.l.f. Get Glowing Highlighter Set is a phenomenal bargain at only $10.  It comes with their  Illuminating Palette (a quad of powder highlighters with fairly subtle shine), Shimmering Facial Whip (a liquid/gel highlighter buildable to the extreme), and a highlighting brush.  I love every single one of these products which are top quality not reflected by the price tag at all.  I know I just listed a highlighting set but if you can't highlight at the Holidays, when can you?  If you're not the highlighting type that's ok too,  e.l.f. has all kinds of other great Holiday sets for only $10.

First Aid Beauty Peace, Joy & Fab Kit will see you through the dry Winter months.  This very popular skincare line is designed for sensitive skin but many like it for its super hydrating benefits.  The exclusive to Ulta kit includes travel size of their Ultra Repair Cream (for face and/or body), Ultra-Repair Hydra-Firm Sleeping Cream, Face Cleanser, Facial Radiance Pads, and Vitamin Hydrating mist.  They are all best sellers and personally I cannot live without those exfoliating Radiance Pads - they are a staple for me.

Kat Von D Everlasting Mini Liquid Lipstick Set contains some of her top selling colors like L.U.V. and Sante Sangre plus a couple new releases.  Her formula of liquid lipstick is one of the best around so this is a great opportunity to try it out.  It feels less drying than many of its kind.  The kit (exclusive to Sephora) includes a whacky navy color but also some mauves and nudes and brights and of course a classic red.  Go ahead, experiment!

Did you like anything here?  Find a favorite and go get 'em!  Now!

all products reviewed were either bought, researched, or sampled by me. And product pictures were stolen from the link's websites. I am not financially compensated for my reviews

Thursday, November 10, 2016

fall empties 2016

As I was writing this empties post I realized that I would repurchase most of these products, which made me very happy.  No money wasted!  It's always a crap shoot trying things for the first time, and because the majority of these products were first-timers for me that's extra great.  It is also strangely satisfying to use stuff up, especially when I need to make room for all the goodies I just bought in Sephora's VIB sale (more on that later).  Ouch!   So out with the old - in with the new. It's karmic, right?
Here's a short little list of things that ended up in my recycle bin over the last few months.  And as always with my empties I keep it brief.

Herbal Essences Honey I Smell Good Body Wash has a dorky name but it claims to be natural and has a wonderful fruity/honey smell.  It doesn't dry me out or irritate my skin.  It's fun and totally worth the money - it lasted me for ages.   I am dying to try the other smells in the line next.

repurchase?  Yes, but will try a new scent.

Yankee Candle Large Jar in Macintosh is a must because the smell of apples is quintessential Autumn.  I had half of this candle left over from last Fall and finished it up before the season had fully gotten underway this year.  It really truly smells like a pungent fresh apple - not sweet like a bakery apple.  I don't often buy Yankee Candles but this is delightful.

repurchase?  For sure.

Fiona Styles Ultimate Lash Icon Volumizing Mascara was best several weeks in when the consistency got a little thicker.  It wasn't bad at first either, just more volumizing later.  In fact it was excellent at the very end of its life.  I had fun trying out this relatively new brand at Ulta and I felt like I got what I paid for.  It was a medium priced mascara and it gave medium satisfaction.

repurchase?  No, there is better, and more, mascara to try out there.

L'Oreal EverCreme Nourishing Shampoo is great because it is sulfate-free.  And for me it is the perfect amount of hydrating, which is quite a lot/just enough without weighing my hair down.  It smells luscious without being too perfumey and I felt like it was gentle on my color-treated hair.

repurchase?  Yup!

Cerave Hydrating Cleanser, Normal To Dry is a staple for me.  I buy the big jar at the drugstore and it is still inexpensive.  Perfect for my very dry sensitive skin, I use it alone or mix it in with more hardcore exfoliating cleansers to soften them up a bit.  It's a classic.

repurchase?  Definitely!

(2) Bath And Body Works 3 Wick Candle in Sweater Weather truly smells like a cozy wooly sweater worn on a crisp Fall day.  Would I rather be burning Dyptique and Jo Malone all the time? Sure, but this particular BBW scent is a favorite of mine as well.  I've gone through 2 already this year and also listed in it my October beauty favorites!

repurchase?  Yes, every Fall.

(2) Milani Moisture Lock Coconut Oil Infused Lip Treatment in Healing Lemon Honey and Conditioning Grapeseed are something I am always buying for others as well as myself.  There are eight different conditioning formulas that work better than most regular lip balms.  I think the Healing Lemon Honey one works the best.

repurchase?  Yes, but I'll just stick with the Lemon Honey one.

Kiehl's Amino Acid Shampoo is very pleasant.  I got the conditioner too (which I didn't like as much) but I always run out of a brand's shampoo before I do their conditioner.  I found this shampoo to be gentle and lightly hydrating but maybe not quite as much as I would like.  I love the concept behind this though.

repurchase?  No, I'd rather try new things.

MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ Finishing Mist settles my makeup, softens and takes away any cakeyness or powderyness.  This was the first time I had tried it and I'm not 100% convinced it makes my makeup last any longer, but it sure makes it look better.  Plus it smells fantastic and is quite refreshing.

repurchase?  Yes, I'm addicted

Algenist SUBLIME DEFENSE Ultra Lightweight UV Defense Fluid SPF 50 has been a favorite sunscreen for years.  I still try other brands from time to time but I always come back to this.  The smell isn't great but the texture is, and it doesn't annoy my sensitive reactive skin.   I like that it is mostly mineral sunscreen but has the extra coverage of one chemical sunscreen ingredient.

repurchase?   Probably, but I just bought a La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid to try out first.  I think it will be similar but more cost effective.

What favorites or hate-its did you burn through this month?

all products reviewed were either bought, researched, or sampled by me. And product pictures were stolen from the link's websites. I am not financially compensated for my reviews

Sunday, November 6, 2016

the 5 best drugstore concealers

I have taken to collecting concealers and many of the best ones I own are from the drugstore.  I am very fussy about my concealers too because my under eye area is quite dry with serious bags and dark circles.  A good eye cream is key, but I believe it is meant to go hand-in-hand with a good concealer.  Thus all of the concealers listed below do not crease and are always flattering.  They all work excellently under my adverse conditions so I'm sure they would be great on you.  Interestingly enough, 4 out of 5 of them are from Maybelline.  I'm not sure if that is a coincidence or if Maybelline is just that awesome, but I picked my top 5 drugstore concealers objectively and that is how it turned out.  Here is my two cents.....

I am currently grooving on the Maybelline Face Studio Master Conceal.  It is advertised as full coverage however on me with my super dark circles it really only seems to be medium coverage.  But that's ok because what I love about it is how smooth and hydrated it makes my under eye area look.  It makes me appear happier and more awake.  It is a moist, thickish cream in a squeeze tube applicator so you can't conveniently apply it directly to the eye, but when you do apply it with a brush or finger tip it blends in super easy.  It'd also work great on spots and blemishes on your face.

Maybelline Super Stay Better Skin is my front runner.  It has the lazy girl's friend doe foot applicator to apply the concealer directly onto the skin.  And out of all of these concealers I'm talking about today it gives the most coverage.  The consistency is a little bit thick and on the dryish side but it never makes my under eyes look crepey or dehydrated.  I think it'd be the right texture to use on your face as well.  I consider it a full coverage concealer, though not quite as hardcore as some high end ones like Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Creme or the Tarte Shape Tape.  Still, I adore it.

Almay Age Essentials Concealer is the best stick concealer I have come across because unlike many of its kind, this is not cakey in the least.  It is actually a great concealer for people of any age.  That said, it has dimethicone for smoothing, hyaluronic acid for plumping wrinkles, and sunscreen for preventing aging (although truthfully not enough to really protect).  I love it because it is super simple to apply and blends in like a dream.  The coverage is medium, not quite enough for really dark circles, but I love it for its swipe-and-go ease.  It has become a staple in my makeup collection.

Maybelline Fit Me! Concealer is everybody's favorite.  It has light to medium coverage and is as creamy and blendable as can be.  It is a thinnish consistency that comes in a tube with a doe foot applicator.  I like to layer it underneath a heavier concealer to give the optimum and smoothest coverage possible.  It is something that everybody needs to try at least once in their life.

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer Neutralizer is owned by every single beauty maven on you tube.  It is what you quickly swipe on, on the days you aren't feeling like wearing much makeup.  Definitely light coverage, it still looks great and acts as an eye brightener and highlighter and de-puffer.  Highlighting and brightening are where its strength lies.  It comes as a liquid in a big tube with a sponge top applicator that is addictive to use.    

What drugstore concealer do you think is the best?  Extra points if it's NOT Maybelline!

all products reviewed were either bought, researched, or sampled by me. And product pictures were stolen from the link's websites. I am not financially compensated for my reviews

Thursday, November 3, 2016

top recommendations for Sephora VIB sale

It's that time of year again!  The Sephora 20% off VIB sale starts tomorrow!  If you are a VIB Rouge member your sale is from November 4-7, and if you are a regular VIB member your sale is from November 11-14.  If you are not a rewards (VIB) member there is no sale for you - so what are you waiting for go sign up.
There are so many goodies to buy - everything from the frivolous to the practical.  Here are my suggestions on the best ways to get not only what you need but what you want, and the optimum way to save in the process.  I've got my shopping cart filled and ready to go - how bout you?

MAKEUP BRUSHES:  All brands of makeup brushes at Sephora are on the pricey side but they are also top quality and will last ages so are a good investment.  The Sephora Collection has a varied selection, Urban Decay just came out with a new luxurious line of brushes, and my personal fave and must-have is the Too Faced Mr. Right - The Perfect Powder Brush.  It is the perfect shape, has multiple uses and is super duper soft.

HIGH END FOUNDATIONS:   I am a huge fan of drugstore foundations but everyone also needs a high end one to complete their foundation wardrobe.  It's about quality and texture and technology as much as it is the status of the name.  For example the Dior Airflash Spray Foundation is expensive but everyone who has ever used it has fallen in love.  I am considering the currently hugely trendy Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick.

HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR OTHERS:  There are going to be all kinds of special Holiday sets that make for terrific gifts so now is the time to do some of your shopping for others.  The Sephora Favorites sets are always extremely popular but I am a sucker for the festive Philosophy Holiday Sets.  If you know someone who loves things that smell yummy, these are the way to go.

PERFUME:  Sephora now carries a lot of niche brands so this is your opportunity to try something uber cool and unique.  Many of them are only available online but I saw some rollerballs of Juliette Has A Gun in my local Sephora the other day.  Rollerballs are an excellent, low-commitment way to check out something new, but if you already know what you like go ahead and buy the LARGE size bottle.  The just-released Chanel No 5 L'Eau is fast achieving cult status.

STOCKPILE BASIC SUPPLIES:  Buy in bulk the little things that keep your beauty routine running.  You know, the boring stuff that you actually can't function without.  I'm talking about things like face wipes, nail maintenance stuff, makeup sponges (Beauty Blender), cotton pads, eye makeup remover, and my latest discovery the Sephora Collection Solid Clean: Solid Brush Cleaner.  It's a cheaper dupe for the fabulous Beauty Blender solid cleanser.  

EXPERIMENT WITH CONTOUR:  You don't have to go hardcore with it, but why not use this sale to try your hand at a little contour and highlighting?  Granted, there are some serious contouring kits out there (ie. the excellent Kat Von D Shade And Light Contour Palette) but I have my eye on the gorgeous Makeup Forever Pro Sculpting Face Palette of gentle creamy products.  In fact I am dying for it!

SKINCARE:  Skincare always costs a lot so this sale is the way to go.  Plus it's practical.  Everyone needs a moisturizer, cleanser, and even exfoliator.  I just discovered and am going to buy this amazing night cream Clinique Smart Night Custom-Repair Moisturizer, and am also taking this opportunity to try out some new face sheet masks.  I have been hearing about the astounding results of the SK-II Facial Treatment Mask so I put the single application in my shopping cart.

SALE ITEMS:  And last but not least, Sephora has added even more special sale items for the VIB sale.  Save two times!  It is the best way to get a bargain and they've got some really fun stuff too, like colorful eyeshadow palettes such as the Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette

all products reviewed were either bought, researched, or sampled by me. And product pictures were stolen from the link's websites. I am not financially compensated for my reviews