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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Gift Pick: For the Frequent Flyer

What They Are:

ORLA KIELY ‘Graphite’ Large Hanging Organizer - $29.99 @ target.com
SEPHORA COLLECTION Deluxe Airless Travel Kit
- $38 @ sephora.com
KESTREL 'Grid' Small Beauty Pouch
- $54 @ anthropology.com

Why I Like These: Any kind of organization or travel bags always makes for a nice gift as we can always use them. This one from Orla Kiely is like this one I wrote about in October and just so convenient for travel! Just pack up the compartments and when you arrive at your destination, unroll it and hang it from any door with the attached hanger and you’ll have everything inside at your fingertips.

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With this Sephora container set, all the sizes of containers are airline approved and is an enhanced version of this one that I wrote about a while ago here. This set contains 2 x 1.69oz airless pump tubes, 2 x 1oz airless pump tubes and a .51oz airless pump tube, a .51oz jar, 1 Piston push stick to put product in the containers, spatula and waterproof pre-printed labels so you know which is which and they come tucked in their own see through mesh bag. Choose from two different color sets – Silver and Multi.

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The Kestrel makeup case is the perfect triangle shape of 7ish” x 3.5” x 4” for inside your purse to tuck those items you need to take with you on the plane. It's coated canvas so it's sturdy and will resist getting ruined should anything inside spill. 

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So who on your list would love these ones? 

Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.

Friday, October 25, 2013

What You Need for a Weekend Getaway

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What-Makes-for-a-Good-smallNow that summer has wound down, so have the vacations. But we still want to go on those getaways, if only for a weekend but how many times have you forgotten something?

Here are some essentials you should pack before hitting the road next time:

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Makeup Bag - SEPHORA COLLECTION The High Roller ($48 @ sephora.com) – this one had velcro’d in see-through makeup bags inside that you can store all your weekend items. Unroll it and hang it from the door with its built-in hanger to see all your items at one time.

Hair Volumizer - TAYA Amazon White Clay & Acacia Collagen Hair Plumper ($24/8oz @ tayabeauty.com) – no matter where I travel, I seem to bring my flat hair with me but this one seem to keep the case of the permanent flatsies at bay. The combo of a mousse and hairspray in one helps give hair volume and hold.

Nude Lippie - HOURGLASS COSMETICS Femme Nude Lip Stylo in Nude No. 5 ($30 @ hourglasscosmetics.com) – I love a lip balm when I’m traveling but I also need a little color or rather polish to my look, so what better way then with a nude lippie?

Sun Protection for Hair - L’OREAL Everpure UV Protect Spray in Rosemary Mint ($8.99/8.5oz @ amazon.com and drugstores nationwide) – since going full on red, as in redhead, I am super protective from keep it true as long as possible. The sun can wreak havoc on hair color, so do yourself a favor, if you’re not wearing a hat, spray on this protective “hat” of sunscreen. You spend good money on your hair color so shouldn’t you make it last?

Sun Protection for Skin - COPPERTONE Faces Sensitive Skin Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50 ($9.89/2oz @ coppertone.com) – no matter what time of year it is, You. Need. Sunscreen! Sometimes sunscreens can sting but this one is formulated for sensitive skins and doesn’t leave a white hue behind.

Deodorant/Antiperspirant - CERTAIN DRI Antiperspirant Roll-On for Excessive Perspiration ($6.29/1.2oz @ certaindri.com) – I’ve tried sooooo many out there and at the end of the day, this seems to be the only one that works and works consistently.

Cheek Color - NARS Multiple in Portofino ($39 @ narscosmetics.com) – I find that a medium coral on cheeks looks swell any time of year and is unexpected in the fall to winter months. And it makes me look wide awake than I may be feeling.  

Face Mist - NEAL’S YARD REMEDIES White Tea Facial Mist ($19/1.52oz @ nyrorganic.com) - to soothe skin with the possible climate changes. No matter what time of year, I like to have a face mist on hand and this contains 92% organic ingredients. 

Disclosure: Some of these items were provided for review purposes. Some I bought.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Sephora's IZAK Collection

There’s something timeless about the black and white color combo on products that is so alluring. One that caught my eye over the holidays was SEPHORA’s Sephora by Izak Collection. It’s a collection of cosmetic bags and makeup and the designs are created by French Illustrator, Izak Zenou, and they are about as tré cool as you get.

Sephora-by-IZAK-Collection-Makeup-BagAnd I love the span of items they did for it. Here are my picks:

IZAK Pouch – a useful triangle shape to make items easy to find when it sits at the bottom of your purse

IZAK Traincase – who couldn’t use a makeup case to store your products (and I swear one of the women on the front looks just like Nathalie Portman!)

IZAK Nail File Set – I always find myself in need of a nail file and each of the 3 in this set has the cute girls printed on them.

Are you needing to pick up any of these for yourself?

$5 to $18 @ sephora.com.

Monday, December 03, 2012

2012 Holiday Pick - Vera Bradley Cosmetic Trio

There are a few things women can never have enough of – shoes, scarves, candles and well, cosmetic bags I think also fall into this category. And these are great for the female on your list that you are totally stuck on what to get for a gift.

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What it is: VERA BRADLEY Cosmetic Trio – available in 18 different patterns but I think this one called Island Blooms shown here is my favorite … today.

Why I like it: The biggest one is 9” x 6 1/2” and the smallest is 5” x 4”, so there’s a size for whatever you need one for – purse, trip or in the car. The inside is lined with taffeta , which can be wiped clean should something spill.

Price: $40 a set of 3 @ verabradley.com

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Addiction NV Cosmetics Stay Connected Clutch

I know it’s not because I am not in the mall, because I love to peruse the mall pretty often, but I have not really noticed many lines putting out small clutches that only hold a few key makeup items but is also big enough to snuggly fit today’s cel phones. I’m sure they totally exist but I guess I mean I have not seen any makeup lines put them out until now.

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Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Gift Pick - Mini Kittour Daily Mini Organizer

Holiday-2011-Product-PickIf you’re looking to get something extra special for that someone in your life, this MINI COUTURE case might be your answer. From the outside, it looks like a fancy cosmetics case but it is oh, so much more.

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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Caboodles Is a Whole New Ball Game

Wow a lot has changed with the CABOODLES since I last saw them many moons ago back in the 80’s. They used to be janky and junky from what I remember but they are quite serious now and you should give them a second look. And they have a lot to look at, over 100 different styles of cases! Solid stuff for a good price.

Planning a road trip? The Envy IT Bag  ($19.99) – it measures 12” L x 7.5” W x 6.75” H – this bag has has nothing to do with a computer and everything to do with keeping all your beauty in check. The sides perk up and out so you can see the insides and the inner pockets and elastic band storage. I would recommend this one for your styling iron and hair products.

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Gift Pick: Harajuku Lovers Always Satisfies

Holiday-Icon-2010 I think the average girl can always use a cute makeup bag or with these next ones, I really think the two shown can double as a daytime casual clutch! And they come from the very cool HARAJUKU LOVERS line and I think any age will enjoy them. 

Harajuku-Lover-makeup-bags Shown here:
Sunshine Cuties Bag Collection
-   $18 to $28.
Makeup Girls Bag Collection – $13 to $27.

Both @ sephora.com.