Sheer Mineral Makeup–Foundation

[tag]Sheer mineral makeup[/tag] is a fabulous choice for people who want extreme coverage without looking like you are wearing a lot of makeup. The face powder minerals reflect light and hide a multitude of imperfections.

Mineral makeup even helps to cover up dark circles under your eyes.

I actually use my [tag]sheer mineral makeup[/tag] as both concealer and foundation. This way you don’t have to wear two products, it saves you both time and money. Love it!

Here are some of my top picks for mineral makeup foundation:

AIRA Sheer Mineral Tint SPF 20

AIRA Cosmetics Mineral Sheer Tint SPF20

AIRA has created this glorious multi mineral tinted foundation and it’s a keeper. I like it because it’s water resistant and great for wearing to the gym.

Like many of the other sheer mineral makeup out there this formula is perfect those with ultra sensitive skin.

Sorme Sheer Mineral Loose Powder

SORME Mineral Secrets Powder Fair (Model: 421)

This foundation is great for evening out skin tone and it’s made of 100% Pure Micronized Minerals. This face powder is also fulled with antioxidants such as vitamin A, C & E. All of these will protect your skin from free radical damage. This particular brand comes in 6 colors that will blend seamlessly no matter what your skin tone is.

There are two different ways for you to wear this versatile loose mineral powder. First of all for light coverage you can simply use your powder brush. For heavier coverage you can use a sponge, this will still blend perfectly for an even and natural look.

One of my favorite tips is to actually mix this sheer mineral makeup powder with some of my favorite moisturizer to create a healthy and natural liquid foundation.


Feeling flu-ish? Try Barefoot Venus Detoxifying Bath Salts

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Barefoot Venus Mustard Bath is made in Canada and is the old fashioned solution to everyday stresses and oncoming flus and colds. This is a simple way for you to stave off just about any sickness the natural and healthy way. Why fill your body with chemicals when you can soak in a luxurious body detoxifying bath?

There are so many fabulous ingredients in this body detoxifying bath salt and they have all been proven to soothe and heal the body. You have mustard powder and a wonderful blend of essential oils.

If you are feeling stuffy and clogged you will really appreciate the wintergreen and eucalyptus oils and you are sure to adore the way they sooth sore and burning muscles. The chamomile and rosemary oils are added to sooth the senses and the skin.

When you use this body detoxifying bath salt you will sleep better, feel less congested and less achy. It is an instant stress reliever that will calm you mind, soul and body, I love it!

When you buy the Barefoot Venus Mustard Bath you get the cute old fashioned tin and a wooden scooper. All you have to do is scoop some into the hot watch and climb in.


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Get rid of dry itchy skin with Ren Moroccan Rose Otto Bath Oil

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Ren Moroccan Rose Otto Bath Oil 110ml/3.7ozThose of you who have dry, parched and itchy skin are going to want me to be your best friend by the end of this post. Once you try Moroccan Rose Otto bath oil you will finally know what its like to not have dry skin.

I always recommend this bath oil to friends with dry skin because it really is a fantastic solution to it. There is no reason to suffer through this affliction, its awful! My skin is on the dry side and usually when I get out of the bath or shower I need to slap on some moisturizer if I am using bath products for normal skin.

Stocking your bath with bath products for dry skin like I do makes like a lot more comfortable and the
Ren Moroccan Rose Otto Bath Oil
. This particular brand of oil is steam distilled Moroccan Rose Otto Oil and is fine for gals with sensitive skin.

And unlike other bath oils this moroccan rose oil leaves no greasy residue on the bathtub itself. It just leaves a nice, soft protective barrier on your skin. And the smell is indescribable, it is pure heaven! Totally calming and soothing.

And for those of you like me who are always on the lookout for cruelty free beauty products, all Ren bath and beauty products are not tested on animals, just people!


Quick Simple Perfect Lipstick Tip

Loreal Crayon Petite Automatic Lip Liner in Reds

This is a lovely shade of lipliner, I love the deep red. Loreal Crayon Lipliner has a long line of shades though, so even if you are not a fan of red you can still make use of this long lasting lip liner.

Want an easy lipstick tip? To keep your lips looking perfect all day long just wear your Loreal lip liner all over your lips under your lipstick, as a base. Just make sure you match the shade well or you could end up with a much darker look. Keep the liner a little lighter and you are set.

Crayon Petite is one of my top picks for lip liner because it will not only make a perfect lipstick base but also keep your lipstick from feathering and bleeding outside of your lips.

Nina Ricci Nina Fragrance is a Popular Fave

Nina Perfume by Nina Ricci, 2.7 oz Eau De Toilette Spray for WomenThis Nina Ricci Nina fragrance is one of the perfumes I got for Christmas last year. They say it’s a fairy-tale fragrance and it really is one. It is wholly unlike anything I have ever smelled before.

Nina Perfume by Nina Ricci has a sharp and fruity fragrance that I positively adore. It’s an energizing scent that invigorates you to the core.

And the bottle! There is not more gorgeous bottle in the world. I love the color, the shape and the silver toned leaves. It is so hot!

In this Nina Ricci Nina fragrance you will scent top notes of Calabrian Lemon and Caipirinha Lime. Then you will notice the middle notes of Love Apple, Peony, Fleur de Lune as well as Praline and then the base notes of Apple Tree, White Cedar and Musk.


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Gorgeous Gifts For Her Under $25

Gift giving is more fun when the prices are on the lower side, at least for some of us and I am happy to say that I have spent the day finding a ton of affordable gifts to share with you my most favorite peeps. This post is all about [tag]under $25 gifts[/tag] from SpaWish.com. There are some really nice deals here so take notes! And keep in mind there is not too long left to shop online for Christmas presents.

bath salts and lotion

The whipped lotion is heavenly, smooth and creamy and light as air. I like a thick body butter as much as the next girl–or guy–but sometimes its nice to have a light texture to your lotion. This body lotion is nice and light and the scents are delicious.

The bath salts are just as wonderful and best of all they bubble! They are colorful, bubbling and again they smell amazing.

The choice of scents are as follows:

  • Citrus Chiffon
  • Grapefruit
  • Strawberry Swirl
  • Vanilla
  • sinus soother

    This is a soft and supple eye pillow is a lovely choice as one of my under $25 gifts because it’s perfect for the days when a person feels their head is going to literally crack and fall off ones neck. It uses both aromatherapy and acupressure to relieve sinus pain and headaches. The relief will be fast and lovely. Just heat up this eye pillow for a few seconds in the microwave and the peppermint, spearmint and eucalyptus will be released in order to clear the sinuses right away. It is good for people who are suffering from a cold or even allergies.

    green c toner

    This is a wonderful and soothing facial toner that is all natural. I like it because I find it very moisturizing, I can feel it healing my skin while many toners tend to strip it. This toner is a perfect under $25 gift because it will help balance the ph of ones skin while removing old and dead skin as well as excess oil and impurities. This formula is filled with nutrients that make it a lot more soothing than your average toner.

    All of these under $25 gifts have been chosen with the ultimate pampering in mind. They are fun and they are luxurious, what could be better?


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    How to Choose Stocking Stuffers for Her

    Jaqua Peaches And Buttercream Beauty BoutiqueThis is such a cool beauty brand that is such a joy to visit. Just seeing their cozy pink products makes me happy and I can’t help but think these would be the best stocking stuffers.

    There are really not enough of these [tag]luxury brands online[/tag] these days. Jaqua is all about pampering both yourself and your friends and that is why all of their products are so rich and sinful.

    Jaqua Cocoa Buttercream Frosting Luxury CandleIt is the products themselves that really make this one of the most exciting luxury brands out there today. And they make the best stocking stuffers for her or Christmas presents, there are so many wonderful choices and they all rock!

    This blog of mine is primarily dedicated to lip things like lipstick and lip gloss and Jaqua certainly has some but I feel the need to discuss their other products too even if just quickly. I recently tried their Buttercream Frosting Shower Syrup and it was shockingly good. I wanted to suck it right out of the bottle! The scent was so indulgent and I loved how it lingered on my skin for hours after my shower, this is always a huge selling point with me.

    Jaqua Cocoa Buttercream Shower CremeBut onto the lip products that this luxury shop of luxury brand have to offer. They have Jaqua lip glosses with shimmer to them, one in tubes, pots and entire kits with flavors like mint chocolate, pina colada and even champagne among others. These are high end lip glosses that you get from this exciting luxury store.

    Jaqua Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Hand & Body LotionAnd if you choose to get the buttercream syrup that I mentioned above you can even get a cure little buttercream frosting lip gloss ring to go along with it. It is a plastic ring filled with the most sensuous [tag]Jaqua lip gloss[/tag], you’ll love it. It is a cute gift idea as a stocking stuffer for her. Any Jaqua beauty products make great Christmas presents, especially their sets.

    Of all the luxury brands that I have investigated online, I would have to say that Jaqua is one of my top picks. The products are fun and innovative and they appeal to all ages.


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    Cyber Monday Jewelry Sales You MUST See 2 Believe

    colored diamondsOkay, this is a different kind of way to shop today. I am absolutely drowning in Cyber Monday jewelry sales and since MyJewelryBox.com has so many awesome sales I figured I would post some here as images and all you have to do is click the one you like to go to it’s page on their site. There you can buy it or shop and take a look at their other wicked jewelry sales.

    It’s not about makeup but I had to share, the deals are incredible and it would be just plain mean to hog them all to myself. This is the perfect sale at which you can get the perfect gifts for everyone you love this year.

    Enjoy!

    ruby heart pendantpink sapphire heart ringblack diamond gold ring
    three stone princess diamond ringblack and white braceletwhite gold round diamond ring
    black and white pendantdiamond jewelry setcheap diamond pendant

    I always knew I loved Cyber Monday sales but this is taking it to a whole new level of awesome. Seriously.


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    Cyber Monday Sales on EVERYTHING Pretty

    best christmas giftsIt’s Cyber Monday at Buy.com! These great deals are valid TODAY ONLY! I am stocking up you should too!

    Cyber Monday at Buy.com!: Get a Clinique 7-Piece Beauty Travel Set Includes Pink Floral Cosmetic Bag for $19.99, a $5.51 Savings!

    Cyber Monday at Buy.com!: Get a Guerlain Beauty Coffret 12-Piece Make-Up Palette for $29.95, a $45.05 Savings!

    Now the next two aren’t makeup related but they are wicked Cyber Monday deals so I had to share:

    Cyber Monday at Buy.com!: Get an Apple MacBook MC516LL-A 13.3 in. LED Notebook – Core 2 Duo 2.40 GHz (White) for $912, a $87.99 Savings!

    Cyber Monday at Buy.com!: Get a Three Piece Pearl Necklace, Bracelet and Earring Set for $19.99, an $80 Savings!

    Have a Happy Holiday!!

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    Black Friday at Sally Beauty! eeeeek!

    BLACK FRIDAY DEALS BEGIN TODAY! Now through Friday 11/26, get Free Shipping on ANY Online Order over $5!

    Give the gift of Beauty this Holiday and go to SallyBeauty.com today to check out some of the best deals this season on a wide selection of beauty products, styling tools and much more!

    Below are a few links to start saving at Sally Beauty today!

    Shop GVP 1″ Flat Irons for Just $39.99 while supplies last!

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