Friday, December 14, 2012

It Cosmetics Holiday and must haves

Hello all my beauty stalkers! I wanted to bring you some fabulous must haves and new sets coming from one of my all time fav brands, It Cosmetics. As you all know I have been a long time fan of their brow power pencils, bye bye under eye concealer and bye bye pores finishing powder. They have truly set the bar very high to get a beauty writer like me to use anything else. I have recently grown a huge love for some of their other products that are truly fabulous. What is so great about It Cosmetics is that there formulation really feels amazing on the skin and the result is a flawless look. So here are some of the brands holiday sets and must haves that are essential for that gorgeous holiday look:

A set of three gorgeous Airbrush Blush Stains housed in a beautiful gift box, complete with ribbon, bow, and gift tag that reads, "Because of You...The World Is More Beautiful!” Antiaging Airbrush Blush Stain is an airbrush silk cheek stain infused into a powder. These glide beautifully on the skin and are very pigmented. Sheer them out for that perfect flush that makes skin look beautiful!

Find your flawless face in minutes with this trio of must have products! You get everything you need to get the airbrushed look you want in this gorgeous kit: This trio includes Airbrush Blush Stain in Love Story, Antiaging Matte Airbrush Bronzer, and Antiaging Airbrush Illuminizer, all housed in a gift box, complete with ribbon, bow, and gift tag. These super-fine powders are designed to give you your most beautiful skin by delivering a face-perfecting vitality glow and airbrush effect, plus a pretty flush of color that lasts!

These fantastic lip flushes truly make your lips look younger, hydrated with the perfect color! They are revolutionary in the industry and truly make for the ultimate gift! Vitality Lip Flush Anti-aging Lipstick Stain Collection. Infused with Plum & Cherry Oil, Shea Butter, Argan & Jojoba Plus Vitamins A, C, E, Green and White Tea & Aloe.

Must haves for that holiday look:

There are several statements we want to make for the holidays,  including looking our best! With family gatherings and friends coming to celebrate this wonderful season, we want to show our joy by having the perfect look. Here are a couple of my all time must haves from the brand to give you that effortless beauty:

It Cosmetics has some of the most amazing brushes I have seen and this one is perfect for that effortless application. It is so soft and the quality is one of the highest I have seen. It can be used for anything from applying blush to finishing powder. This is definitely a must have item! An ultra-plush, ultra-luxe wand ball brush that grabs just the right amount of powder and selectively and evenly distributes it to your skin, delivering just the right amount of product for flawless application.

Nothing says winter like a pale face and finding the right bronzer can be essential! It gives you a healthy glow and the right shade makes all the difference. Case in point, the It Cosmetics Bronzer. The shade is gorgeous and the matte formula gives a natural look. It blends beautifully on the skin.  An antiaging matte bronzer that delivers a face-perfecting vitality glow and airbrush effect.

So as some of you may know, I am ALL about highlighter! It is my holy grail product of which I could never live without. It is the must have item in my makeup routine and makes my skin get the glow that I love. With that in mind, this new highlighter is quickly becoming a true love of mine and it is amazing on my skin! It isn't too glittery or shimmery, but gives the perfect glow that highlights the high points of the face. Anti-Aging Radiance Pressed Illuminating Powder With Hydrolyzed Collagen, Peptides, and Drops of Light Technology™

So I hope this gives you some insight into some great gift ideas and also fabulous products that will make your beauty routine easy and flawless. For more information, go to:
Hope you are having a great holiday season! Stay beautiful.... Xoxo

***Some items provided for editorial consideration by brand or PR firm, but all opinions are mine. My loyalty is to you, the reader and I will always make sure to give you a %100 accurate review***

Friday, December 7, 2012

Bare Minerals & Tarte Friends and Family Sales

Hey all my beauties!!! This time of year is the best because of all the fabulous FF sales. Today I just wanted to share two that are currently taking place. From two of your favorite brands: Tarte and Bare Escentuals come these amazing deals. Take advantage and get something for that special person or just a present for yourself. Here are the details:

Bare Minerals - Friends & Family sale gets you 20% off + free shipping on any order with code GETLOVE, expires 12/10

Tarte -  Friends & Family sale gives you 30% off any purchase (includes holiday products) and free shipping on $40+ purchases with code FFDEC, expires 12/13.

So with both these brands having amazing holiday collections this year, this is the time to shop!!! Have fun my stalkers and Happy Holidays! Xoxo

The QVC Gift Guide

So it is an amazing time of year and although there are finds at your favorite stores, QVC is bringing the holidays to you! With a variety of fabulous items in every area, you are sure to find something for all those special people in your life. The best part is that there are quick in shipping you your merchandise and have the best return customer service. So here are a few of my favs that are perfect for this holiday season:

The perfect gift for your favorite Mallynista! 
What is it: The ultimate indulgence for makeup lovers.

Who is it for: All women who desire the ultimate Mally experience!

Why is it different: This Mega Kit includes everything you need to create every bulletproof look you've ever wanted--from start to finish. Whether it's a super-fierce smoky eye to a super-easy, five-minute face, these products are going to help make you look and feel gorgeous!

The perfect gift for a first time Mallynista! 
 Everything you need to look your best this holiday season. The Luxe Collection is filled with fabulous colors and terrific tools--all neatly contained in a pretty pink pouch for ultimate portability. From Mally Beauty.

As Joan Rivers says, "Every woman needs some sparkle in her life!"

The easiest way to get that sparkle is with Joan's luxury sequin scarf--it's literally designed to dazzle. So, get wrapped up in the glitz and glam, and prepare to find yourself on the best-dressed list with the season's must-have accessory.
 This is perfect for holiday parties, a romantic night out or family gatherings. No matter what you pair it with, this scarf is fabulous! 

A shining example of your sparkling personality. These stretchy bracelets, fashioned with crystal-faceted beads, slip on your wrist to add just the right amount of glitz to any outfit. Wear them individually, or layer them to grab extra attention. From Kenneth Jay Lane.

The perfect accessory for any look. They can be worn with just about anything and are beautiful!

This is the perfect gift for that person that loves to decorate and enjoy the season!
 The holidays just got a little sweeter. Perfect for all your seasonal desserts, these adorable plates feature a snowman design complete with a charming little owl. From Rachael Ray.

 What is it: Irreverent, sensual, and seductive. Introducing the premiere fragrance by designer Isaac Mizrahi. Its modern blend of citrus, peony, and musk creates a clean sensuality and confidence with a mysterious allure that leaves you craving more.

The full-sized eau de parfum bottle features an unexpected, off-centered neck on a retro-chic pink atomizer sprinkled with pink polka dots on the collar. Chic yet playful--just what you'd expect from Isaac!

  The perfect luxury gift for that special someone. Cheers! Wine bottles go glam when they're dressed up in these faux fur gift bags. Just slip one on to turn a bottle of wine into a conversation starter that presents a chic appearance and makes an ideal gift. From Dennis Basso.

So I hope this helps give you an idea of fabulous finds available to you at QVC! Check your local listings for upcoming holiday shows or go to: for more information.  Have fun shopping and Happy Holidays!

***Some items were sent by PR/marketing for review/inclusion. This however does not influence the opinion of the author. I try to be honest and give my personal thoughts to everything I write about***

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Laura Mercier Holiday 2012 Collection

 Laura Mercier is synonymous with beauty and style. As one of the leading brands in the industry, it caters to the grace and natural beauty of women. This year, the holiday collection brings a gorgeous array of makeup as well as their signature bath and body collection with some new launches. It even has some fabulous candles to bring a new level of luxury into your home. With gift sets ranging from eyeshadow palettes, lip gloss and brush sets, there is something for everyone.

 The baked eyeshadow palettes can be used wet or dry and are gorgeous for those holiday looks!

 The bath and body collection has been famous for their delicious scents such as creme brulee, almond coconut milk and more! They are also launching their most recent scent: Amber Vanilla
The collection includes everything from body butters, scrubs and their famous honey bath. These lines are sure to give you a spa experience unlike any other!

If you are looking for an amazing gift for yourself or someone special, stop by your local counter today and let Laura Mercier make your holidays warm and bright! Happy Holidays....