The Ultimate List of Gift Ideas for Beauty Lovers

This is the first list in  an upcoming series of gift guides for the everyday girl!  I’ve put together the ultimate list of gift ideas for beauty lovers that includes items way beyond just makeup!

What you are willing to spend is up to you.  Most of these gifts are highly affordable!  And you can mix and match them to create the perfectly-sized present.  

  • Makeup or beauty gift set that you can find in places like: Sephora, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Ulta… Personally, I know I would love any of them!  What’s better than a sampler of pretty makeup in a pretty package?!  Below are a few that are on my wish list.
      Subscription to a beauty box (3-month subscription is nice!):

      Birchbox, Walmart Beauty Box (new box released every season), Play! by Sephora

      • A makeup pouch with some goodies inside
      • Highly-hyped beauty product, such as:

      Kylie’s Lip KitsToo Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, or FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna read more


Splurge-Worthy Intensive Eye Therapy

I have a little skin treat to share from a skincare brand I love!  Many of you read my review of NeoStrata Sheer Hydration SPF 35, which I still use every single morning.  NeoStrata also makes SKIN ACTIVE Intensive Eye Therapy.  I’m going to tell you a little bit about its unique formula, which contains patented ingredients that lift the eye area and promote an overall brighter appearance. Keep reading to find out if I think it’s splurge-worthy!

Splurge-worthy Intensive Eye Therapy - NeoStrata Skin Active Intensive

NeoStrata SKIN ACTIVE Intensive Eye Therapy: Key Ingredients

So what potentially makes NeoStrata SKIN ACTIVE Intensive Eye Therapy  Splurge-Worthy? read more


The Best 5 Step Anti-Aging Korean Skincare Routine

I had never before tried any sort of Korean skincare routine.  And a cohesive 5 step skincare routine?  Not even close.  I always pieced various brands and products together.

But trying a 5 step Korean skincare routine by Saranghae (It means I love you in Korean!) is a total game changer.  I’m giving you the rundown on the 5 skincare products in the Saranghae anti-aging routine.  I hope this Saranghae review will inspire you to savor your skincare regime and step it up to a 5 step routine! read more


The Skincare Product I Use to Start and End My Day

It’s no secret that I’m a skincare girl.  I really enjoy testing out new products and ingredients!  And anyone who knows me personally knows that I am kind of a clean freak.  Well,  I’m no different when it comes to my skin!  (I’m also one of those people who washes her hair every single day.)  Right now, the skincare product I use to start and end my day is Peter Thomas Roth #WaterDrench Cloud Cream Cleanser.

The Skincare Product I Use to Start and End My Day- Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Cloud Cream Cleanser

The Formula

So at first, I thought this cleanser had the word “cloud” in its name because it feels so soft while I am applying it.  But, no.  Get this.  It contains pure water vapor drawn from the clouds!  How’s that for hydration?! read more


June Jacobs: The Trifecta of Skincare?!

Yup, I’ve got some more skincare for you!  Can you tell I am really working hard on this anti-aging thing?!  Today, I’m reviewing products from June Jacobs, which is the sister company to Peter Thomas Roth.  They’ve potentially created the trifecta of skincare for you: Lip Renewal SPF 50, Protective Moisturizer SPF 30, and Rapid Repair Healing Cream.June Jacobs: The Trifecta of Skincare?!

June Jacobs Lip Renewal SPF 50

This balm had me at SPF 50.  I have damaged my lips so much over the years by skipping sun protection.  I learned my lesson the hard way in The Bahamas when I woke up with a humungous lip!!  Turns out I had sunburn, but I looked like I had gotten stung by a bee!  No thank you! read more


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