Beauty, Fashion, Gift Guides, Holiday Gift Guide 2017

4 Holiday Gifts For Mom

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4 Gift Ideas for Mom

Holiday Gifts for Mom

Some of the best gifts I get are those simple everyday products that I need to reach for but can feel guilty spending the budget on. Whether it is a comfy pair of lounge pants to end my day or a wine set to relax with, it is the simple gifts that get the best use. Consider these 4 holiday gifts ideas from American Made, Philosophy, Joico and Thoughtfully.

American Made gifts

Are you wondering why you would wrap Mom a pair of jogger pants? I’ll tell you why. Once Christmas is over and we have begun to put gifts away from the kids and family and have clean up to do, we look at our gifts and see those brand new, comfy pants. We grab those up, rip off the tags and put on those brand new joggers and we always feel great and relaxed in them. I can’t speak for every Mom, but I love looking in my room after a holiday and seeing brand new beauty products and comfy clothes sitting there waiting to be used. These are the French Terry Jogger Pants from American Made.

Joico Gifts

What is the first thing you do with a new shampoo or conditioner bottle in your hand? Do you open it to smell also? That is what I always do. Not that shampoo should be judged by its aroma, but a clean smelling shampoo is so refreshing at those 10 (I mean 2 or 3) minutes of shower time the kids give us. I love Joico and now there are gift sets available that gets Mom the Shampoo, Conditioner and other Joico products all in one gift box. JC Penney and Amazon have some available.

Thoughtfully Gifts

Thoughtfully. What a better name to give to these gift sets that are stories in a box. From gifts for men, women, wine lovers, readers and more these sets are beautifully packaged. Take this Cheers to Art set for wine lovers, it comes with wine glasses, canvas, paints, candies and more. Excellent holiday gifts under $50 packed with love and fine things for Mom. If you have to mail your gift this is a great way to shop. They will send it packaged beautifully for her.

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If you love getting bath and body holiday gifts but the aisles and aisles of brands and product overwhelm you, I can help. Philosophy can be found in many retailers and online and is a great brand! You really can’t go wrong with their products. Trust me! Mom will have a moment to herself and look over on her bathroom counter to lotions, bath wash and wipes calling her name for a moment of pampering. She will open them and use them. A shower gel and bubble bath called Pajamas? How can you go wrong?

Philosophy Gifts

Purity Wipes

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Mirenesse Shona Art Tri-Contour V Face Sculpting Stick

I have partnered with Mirenesse for feature. Product was sent

Whether it’s a run to the store or to a family get together I just never seem to leave myself enough time for a full hair and makeup routine. After having long debates with my 9 year old about shorts versus pants on a 30 degree day and the dog just ran through mud and now needs rinsing off and I put on my 8th top before settling on the right one, when would I have time for makeup?

But then a little magic stick appeared in my mail and it was the Mirenesse Shona Art Tri-Contour V Face Sculpting Stick. In 3-4 swipes on my face and/or chest I get a concealer, highlighter and bronzer all in one. A little blending with my sponge leaves my face ready for some blush and eye makeup in at least half the time. Time saved is golden when trying to get out the door.

In looking at the pictures above. The top picture shows how I like to swipe on my Tri-Contour stick on one side then I repeat on the other side and around it is my face with no makeup. I have a few blemishes and uneven skin tone. Once I blend it all in I get a much more even tone and the blemishes are covered. I especially love how well it does around my eyes.

The first thing I noticed, besides the excellent eye coverage, was how light it is to wear. I truly do not feel like I have product on my face. By the time I dab concealer and sponge on bronzer and add some highlighter from my separate bottles I used to use I felt like I as wearing 3 products. Not with this stick!

This brilliant stick is also fragrance free and contain no parabens, gluten, lanolin or petrolatum. Just ingredients such as beeswax and hyaluronate and other organic ingredients.Fin out more by visiting the Mirenesse website.

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Natural Skincare That Really Lasts

I have partnered with Earth’s Organics in sponsorship for this feature

Natural Skincare That Really Lasts

What do you do when you need a product that moisturizes and actually works all day on your skin? You would research and try new products. What happens when your infant child is diagnosed with eczema? You look for natural products, safe for him, that work and last! Are those easy to find? Some work but not all day. Some may last but the ingredients don’t soothe eczema skin. This was the dilemma that the creator of Earth’s Organics was in herself. Why are these products not lasting? She researched, asked around and now has a shop for you with the products she knows will nourish your skin all day and for all skin types, including eczema sufferers.

Lavender soap

At Earth’s Organics you can find soaps, lotions, facial scrubs, body scrubs and foot scrubs. Soap is in contact with about every part of our body and several times a week. Earth’s Organics soaps come in 4 varieties that all contain oils known to nourish our skin naturally and soothe as well. They even have the men covered with the Cedarwood, Amyris, and Vetiver Soap which is woodsy yet sweet scented leaving you with ultimate hydration and smooth skin. Even the Frankincense and Myrrh Soap has a pleasant scent. This soap is also woodsy but with more of a spice scent and will leave your skin toned and nourished.

The other 2 soaps with a more feminine scent are the Lavender, Chamomile, and Rose Soap which is purple in color and leaves you with a refreshed feeling. The Tea Tree, Peppermint, and French Pink Clay Soap smells fantastic and is light and antimicrobial.

Organic soap

If you love scrubs, there are a few to choose that have you covered from face to toes. Like the soaps, these are infused with essential oils and familiar scents. From green tea, brown sugar and coffee to coconut, lemon, and peppermint these scrubs will exfoliate, nourish and leave you with soft skin all day. Just go peek at the ingredients, how could they not leave your skin nourished?

If you are shopping for someone who loves skin products or when you decide you deserve to buy yourself something special, Earth’s Organics make great gifts that will actually get used! Visit Earth’s Organics to see all of the benefits from each product they offer. The prices are great too!

 

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SoCal Curls for Curly Hair in Under an Hour

I have partnered with SoCal Curls for this feature. They sent me product.

SoCal Curls for Curly Hair in Under an Hour

SoCal Curls for Curly Hair in Under an Hour

How is this possible? It requires one SoCal Curls wrap and a microwave. That’s it. Now let me share my experience and tips for the best results that I found. In this post my sister offered to try this first. She has much thicker hair than I do and it shows the steps and her results. I had to add a step for two for my super fine hair.

heating curls

How to use SoCal Curls

Step 1 is choosing the tie of choice. For very thick hair you can use 2 ties at once. Don’t worry. They are very comfortable. I have the Retro Red.

Step 2 is heating the tie(s) in the microwave for 30 seconds

Step 3 is wrapping hair strands around the head wrap. You can see our photos for a visual and I highly recommend watching their YouTube video for instructions.

curling hair

learning to curl

Step 4 is waiting 30 minutes (or longer such as overnight for even better curl if you have long hair)

Step 5 is pulling out the wrap-it’s super smooth and if you are like me you fully finish with a sea salt spray for curls.

Benefits to SopCal Curls

No heat! That is the best benefit of all. Your hair keeps it’s health and as a wrap there is no breakage of your hair either. It is so quick and you can wrap and forget about it.

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My fine hair tips

With my very fine hair I first used the wrap with large sections of hair. So when I did not get the results I wanted despite how pretty my sisters hair turned out. I contacted them. They advised I use smaller sections and use a curl spray before I wrap. I followed their advise and decided to keep my hair wrapped longer -overnight.

I would forget I had it on my head! It is so lightweight even with hair wrapped. I love my retro red design so it is really fun to wear. The results? I got the bouncy curls just s my sis did!

Visit SoCalCurls for more. Makes a great gift too.

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Let’s Repair That Summer Damaged Skin This Fall #NeverTooLate

I am a Goddess Garden Ambassador and have partnered with them for this feature, Story is my own

 

Let me start by saying that summer is not the only time of year we need to protect our skin. But, if there is a time we want that golden tan and tend to be lenient on our skincare routine, it is the busy summer months. If you can look back these past several weeks and say you were conscious everyday and kept the right SPF on consistently then give yourself a healthy pat on the back. If you are running to check if that moisturizer you use even has any SPF in it, don’t worry. We can work on repairing the damage the sun is doing to your skin – even the damage you can’t see in the mirror.

 
The sun causes 90% of all visible skin aging. And the majority of the damage doesn’t come from sunburns. Unlike a burn that is caused by UVB rays, damage from UVA rays won’t show up until years later. That’s because these sneaky rays go deeper into the skin. There, they mutate the skin’s DNA and scramble the structural matrix. If you were to lay a thin slice of cheese on top of scrambled eggs, it might hold its shape for a while, but eventually, the cheese will start to take on the shape of the scrambled eggs below. This is what happens to the surface of your skin! UVA is just as strong all day and all year long. They can also get through clouds and glass, making a broad-spectrum UVB/UVA sunscreen a must, year-round!

 
Try thee products nightly or right after all day sun exposure.

 
Face the Day Sunscreen & Firming Primer: 3-in-1 daily moisturizer that protects your skin from the cumulative effects of sun exposure. Worn alone or as a makeup primer.

 

Day Undone: This sun-repair serum is not greasy and absorbs quickly. Ideal after a day in the sun to heal UV touched skin and even great for wind-chapped and extra dry winter skin. If you use the Dream Repair Night Cream, this works great under that.

 

 
Erase the Day: This mineral removing cleanser will help wash the impurites and sunscreen away at the end of the day. Gentle enough to use at night.

 

Dream Repair: This sun-repair night cream is great after the Day Undone serum.This is a ‘night cream’ because it does contain AHA which increases the skin’s sensitivity to the sun but it is these alpha hydroxy acids that help renew your skin that blends in very quickly.

 

Aloe Vera After-Sun Gel Spray: All the protective and healing power of aloe vera, without any sticky residue! Organic aloe vera provides a healing and protective benefit that is ideal for sunburns, but also works well as a daily moisturizer to soothe dry or irritated skin.

 

So, what do you think? This sounds like it could be a great skin regimen for you. Try them all in sets or buy what you feel will benefit you most at Goddess Garden.

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L’BRI Pure ‘n Natural Skincare Samples and Giveaway

This is a promotional pot for L’Bri

L’BRI Rejuvenating Facial Peel 
Sponsor: L’BRI Pure ‘n Natural
With so many ‘healthy’ skin care products on the market today it can become overwhelming when you need to know what products to use and when. It is hard to find your exact skin type matches and sometimes we even need help knowing if we are using too many or not enough products in our daily regimen. What intrigued me about L’BRI is that their skin care is pure and natural and it is a direct sales company (sort of like an Avon in terms of catalogs and shopping). Because it is a direct sales company, you get more detailed information such as help with skin tome and types and having access to help in making sure you get the products that are right for you! My favorite is the article:
What is Your Skin Type that can be found on the L’BRI website.
About L’BRI Rejuvenating Facial Peel
 
This is a little bottle of orange awesome! This is not your typical apply and peel off. First you clean and dry your face. You apply a layer all over face (avoiding eyes) and let sit 30 seconds. Then start gently rubbing! You will feel your dead skin cells bead up with the peel. Keep rubbing until the beading stops and rinse. L’BRI Rejuvenating Facial Peel is made with natural fruit enzymes of papaya, pineapple and aloe vera gel. I follow with the L’Bri Gentle Freshener and then the L’BRI moisturizer for the freshest feel.  These products smell great and leave my skin so soft!
 
Free Samples
 
Besides articles and sales help, another great way to shop for skin care products is to try them before you buy them! L’BRI sends you a nice sample pouch full of sample sized products. You only pay the $6.75 S&H. Even for the $6.75 price you pay, the sample kit is well worth it! Below is the sample kit L’BRI sends out
Learn more and shop the entire line of L’BRI Pure ‘n Natural skincare at https://lbri.com/
The Giveaway
1 lucky reader will win the L’BRI Rejuvenating Skin Peel. Enter below. Open to US and ends on 3/25. Good luck!
 

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