My good friend, Tom, recommended a SPF his mom gave him last summer. I tried it out at a pool party in August and immediate went out to purchase. And on my trip to Mexico last week, I didn’t hesitate in stocking up on this now Belle Belle favorite.
The Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen comes in multiple SPFs (30, 70, 100+) but I have stocked up on 30 and 70. The mist works well on my sensitive skin and protects without being heavy. The Neutrogena Helioplex Technology is a stabilized sunscreen that is non-greasy. And this spray works at all angles. There is little to no fragrance. And the protection is powerful and long-lasting. Win-win. Don’t forget to pack on your winter vacation.
Available at Amazon.
Just this last week, I was talking to a co-worker about the wonder of Naked palettes by Urban Decay. The original arrived on shelves years ago, but it still is a best-seller. And Urban Decay continues to introduce variations of it that sell like crazy. So if you have a serious makeup aficionado on your holiday, shopping list, allow me to suggest the Naked Vault Volume IV.
You couldn’t ask for a more comprehensive and wearable collection of eye shadows and lipsticks. The three neutral palettes (Naked, Naked2 and Naked3) has rich and velvety shadows and a pro-quality brush. Each palette has three coordinating Vice Lipsticks. These are seriously long wearing, packed with pigment.
Available at Nordstrom.
Things are likely to be a little light around here on the blog until we turn the clock to 2016. I have some trips planned and some fun family time. I’ve been in quite the spirit this year with two trees, stockings, christmas candles… (you get the picture). And that includes playing Santa. So here are some of my favorite gift ideas for those procrastinators out there:
Make sure to note on your calendars the official L’OCCITANE holiday kickoff on Thursday! Stores will be offering complimentary mini-facials, hors d’oeuvres and champagne – who could resist! Spend $65 and you’ll receive two travel-size products from our new macaron-inspired collaboration with Pierre Hermé. Swing by as the festivities will be happening all day. More info here.
Hope you guys are enjoying the holidays. I am still taking a break from the blog to rejuvenate and review. I’ll be back later this week. But I wanted to share an awesome Shopbop sale that is running today and tomorrow. Get 25% off on all items already on sale. Hop on over and join me picking up some great deals.
And if you really want to get crazy, Nordstrom is also having an awesome sale including these beauty steals.
We are officially near (or at) the last day to ship Christmas gifts for them to arrive safely on 12/24. If you are a fellow procrastinator, I am guessing you’ve noted this for a couple weeks. On that note, I thought I’d share one final idea for gifting.
I actually adore the Buxom Lip Gloss Roulette (but I dropped the ball and it is sold out). As an alternative, the Buxom Winner Takes All Lip Set is the perfect last minute stocking stuffer for the lip gloss junkie. I also love these sets to take to girls’ holiday dinners and split up individual lip glosses as a little treat for everyone.
Buxom (the sexy little sister of bareMinerals) lip glosses are a long time favorite and this set has both lip polishes (sheer) and creams (more opaque). The tingling and lip-plumping action is effective but not irritating. The scent is a vanilla gourmand but not cloying. While they don’t have long-lasting properties, you won’t mind because they are a pleasure to swipe on.
Range of shades include:
Full-On Lip Creams in
- Creamsicle (peach sorbet)
- Berry Blast (vivid fuchsia)
- White Russian (nude pink) – my favorite pale pink
Full-On Lip Polishes in
- Chloe (dollface pink)
- Sophia (sweetheart pink) – with just a perfect hint of lavender
- Trixie (24-karat pink)
Free shipping at Sephora through tomorrow with code GIFTSHIP.
Cruelty-free and without parabens and sulfates.
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