Build your own stocking with these great beauty items

Why not make the holidays fun for yourself? You could pick up all the things that you want and think no one will get for you and build your own stocking. Or divide these up into a gift a night for Hanukah and be happy as you are lighting the candles. Whatever the occasion you’ll want these for yourself. But we won’t forget your giftees since they’ll want them too.

TREE HUT Coconut Lime Essential Travel Kit

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TREE HUT Coconut Lime Essential Travel Kit is fabulous and contains everything you need for travel or home and it’s TSA friendly. You’ll find 4 delightful products so it’s a great way to try Tree Hut too. There’s a Shea Butter Sugar Scrub that is made with organic shea butter, contains coconut extract for skin conditioning and lime extract for skin polishing. Yummy and your skin will thank you.The Shea Body Butter contains the same coconut and lime extracts and is perfect for after your shower or bath. You might want to taste it but I wouldn’t do that. Just sniff.

TREE HUT Coconut Lime Essential Travel Kit , scrub and body butter

There’s also a Shea Moisturing Body Lotion in a squeeze tube that you’ll love on your hands as well as body. It’s a great size too for your gym bag. The Body Lotion also contains Safflower Seed Oil for deep moisturizing. It’s light and not greasy at all even though it’s loaded with rich shea butter. One more item in the kit is the sulfate-free Shea Moisturizing Body Wash which will moisturize as you cleanse.

TREE HUT Coconut Lime Essential Travel Kit , body wash and body lotion

Great set that’s only $14.29 at Ulta and will win the bodies and noses of all who receive this – including yourself.

Sally Hansen Holiday Collection in purple

SALLY HANSEN has some beautiful holiday collections that you want to get your hands on. 4 stunning mini polishes in a gift box. Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Mini Sets, $9.99 are the Complete Salon Manicure formula which is all in one. You don’t need base coat or top coat so this would make a fab gift for you and yours. The purple set (Pantone Color for 2018 is Ultra Violet so this is one to get for sure) contains Gleame Supreme, A Perfect Tin, Devil Wears Nada, and Rags to Riches. All the best shades! There’s also a red set for gold and red lovers.

Sally Hansen Peppermint Cuticle Oil and Holiday Collection

A great adjunct to this Mini Set is Sally Hansen Vitamin E Nail & Cuticle Oil ($6.99) in two limited edition fragrances for the holidays. All dressed up in a gift box you can buy the Peppermint (my choice!!) or Vanilla Buttercream. Enriched with a natural essential oil complex with Vitamin E, its formula leaves skin and nails feeling hydrated, soft, and healthy while helping to protect nails. My nails need this since the temperatures are hovering around the teens and they are looking ragged. Why do you need this? It helps strengthen and nourish your nails and cuticles, It helps to prevent ridges while also increasing nail flexibility. This is sold year round without the fragrance too and it contains a natural essential oil complex with vitamin e, wheat germ, apricot kernel, aloe and panthenol. You’ll be moisturized and conditioned.

Sally Hansen Peppermint Cuticle Oil

Sally Hansen Peppermint Cuticle Oil and Holiday Collection

A cute gift for the makeup lover is Vanity Planet Blend Baby. This is a set of 2 makeup sponges that have both the sponge and the silicone applicator that everyone is talking about. The Unicorn Set has a pink and violet sponge in it. It’s two, two, two gifts in one. (Remember the old Doublemint gum ad?? Or am I too old for words?)

Vanity Planet Blend Baby

Ordinary makeup sponges soak up liquid products, leaving you with less to go around and wasting serious dollars, while silicone pads do nothing to blend and buff. So, Vanity Planet went back to square one and created the perfect mix of both. The all-new “Blend Baby” is an entirely unique, dual-sided, multi-purpose sponge that can do it all. This baby is a double-duty heavy hitter, combining the familiar blending benefits of a soft sponge with a silicone applicator pad that delivers liquid and cream products directly to the skin without wasting a single drop.

The Blend Baby is as versatile as it gets. Use the sponge wet or dry and go from drab to dewy in just minutes. Simply apply liquid makeup to the silicone pad, then use the perfectly rounded sponge edges to blend with streak-free precision. Rescue your makeup from a sad, sponge-soaked fate. Apply, conceal, buff, and blend with this one tiny tool that packs a major punch, and ditch your old-school sponges forever.

Vanity Planet Blend Baby

Vanity Planet Blend Baby

The set is normally $19.99 but it’s on sale now for $14.99 and would be great as a gift as well as your own self made stocking.

Last is something I really appreciate and I know no one would buy for me. Clio makes different types of shavers for women. There’s the Beautytrim personal hair trimmer and the Palmperfect cordless electric shaver.

Clio BeautyTime and Palmperfect shaver

BeautyTrim is a small thin trimmer that comes in a variety of colors. It’s totally painless to use and is especially helpful for areas that would be hard to get a razor in. It’s recommended for everywhere on your face but works especially good for above your brows and on your upper lip. It can be used wet or dry. There’s even an attachment to help with your eyebrows. What’s nice about it is that it’s so slim that you can put it in a makeup bag. Have you ever gone for a pedicure only to realize that you have hair on your toes? Slip this out and remove the hair before the tech notices!!

Clio Beautytrim

Clio Beautytrim

Palmperfect is a cordless electric shaver that is so cute and so handy plus the price is amazing ($8.57). Use it for your legs, underarms, bikini line, neck or feet. It has dual clipper blades to make it easier for shaving any length hair. Because it uses batteries you can take it wherever you need it. This is for a woman, it’s not as heavy duty as most men use but it’s great for us. And it comes in cute designs. Mine has Ultra Violet so it’s Pantone approved. Besides Amazon look for it at Target and Walmart.

Clio Palmperfect shaver

Clio Palmperfect shaver

Clio Palmperfect shaver

Now what’s going in your personal stocking? I obviously recommend them all and I might even be nice enough to gift some!  —  Marcia

 

 

Magical unicorn makeup! Lisa Frank x Glamour Dolls

Ok, how about a little fun color under that tree or in that stocking? I have just the line for you – Glamour Dolls. Fun and flirty, adorable packaging with cosmetics that really pack a punch. Everything is cruelty free and extremely affordable. What more could you ask for??

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The amazing artist Lisa Frank collection is beyond fabulous. Love, love, love! These make for incredible stocking stuffers. Check it out –

Go for eyes with a beautiful Lisa Frank Eyeshadow Brush ($4.99) that has the cutest unicorns ever as well as the Eyeshadow Single in Picnic ($7.99). The Eyeshadow Brush has Lisa’s signature magical creatures and Glamour Dolls added the synthetic cruelty-free hairs with the soft pink ombre ends. Total magic.  The Picnic Eyeshadow is really pretty – a shimmery peachy-pink that really brightens the eye. It’s a great all over lid shade or terrific for just the corners. Heck, I’d almost buy it just for the packaging!

The Angled Blush Brush ($4.99) is just as adorable as the Eyeshadow Brush – more unicorns!! Unicorns that help you highlight and contour and blush all day long. The synthetic cruelty-free hairs have a slanted shape making it easy to use on those cheekbones. The brush is soft but firm enough to grab product. I am really impressed, especially at this price point!

Pair this brush with the Lisa Frank Bitten and Bronzed Matte Bronzer ($4.99) for some beautifully glowing skin. It’s subtle, natural but healthy and glowing. Very, very nice!! And the baby tiger is adorable.

You could purchase every single item and spend under $25. These make terrific Secret Santa gifts and wonderful gifts for teens – or for yourself! The quality is really excellent. Take a look at Glamour Dolls online at glamourdollsmakeup.com.  – Lisa

Organic to Green to holiday happiness! Therapy Bath Salts and Chap Guard

Only ten more shopping days until Christmas, can you believe it? I have two more amazing gift ideas that you will love so much I think you might have a tough time parting with them. One will have the recipient’s name on it, so that might not be as difficult – and what a cool gift! The other, well…just read on.

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Organic to Green is a fabulous little cruelty free and vegan store that has wonderful bath and body products. You can even find lots of their items at Ulta. I love two items in particular this year – first, a perfect gift is the PERSONALIZED NAME ORGANIC THERAPY BATH SALTS ($28). This is a large corked glass bottle full of artisan bath salts and the label is personalized with your giftee’s name. It’s also gift wrapped in green eco-friendly paper. He or she will be thrilled! The salts are delightful for relieving stress after a hard day or soothing muscles after a long workout. Just check out these amazing ingredients:

  • Epsom Salt: Eases stress in the body and nervous system. Helps eliminate toxins and improve digestion.
  • Dead Sea Salts: Super rich in minerals, it contains 21 minerals including zinc and potassium which are easily absorbed into the skin. It is a natural exfoliant helping to remove dead skin cells for softer smoother and more youthful skin. Natural antibacterial for purifying oily and acne prone skin.
  • Sweet Basil: A good source of vitamin A, for toning and purifying the skin. It is also great for sensitive skin and it helps calm inflammation.
  • Cypress: This essential oil is composed of monoterpenes which can help improve appearance of oily skin. It renews, uplifts and energizes while helping to reduce shine and an oily appearance.
  • Eucalyptus: Every home should have a spray with eucalyptus oil with its many natural healing properties: insect repellent, aroma-therapeutic, asthma relief, immune stimulant, disinfecting cleanser and sinus decongestant.
  • Ginger: A natural healing agent, ginger is full of antioxidants which helps to fade and reduce the appearance of scars, promotes hair growth, reduces cellulite and combats dandruff.
  • Lavender: Helps as a disinfectant and healing agent for cuts, burns and wounds.
  • Lemon: Perfect for people with oily skin and acne, lemon peel oil enhances skin by helping to remove dead skin cells, stimulating new skin growth, and making skin smoother and softer.
  • Sweet orange: An energizing essential oil that is great for reducing stress, increasing awareness and uplifting your mood. It is invigorating to the immune system for a healthy mind and body.
  • Peppermint: Helps to calm and promote healthy respiratory function, opens the sinuses and enlivens the senses to promote a feeling of energy and alertness. Also, helps to clarify, freshen and open the nasal pathways and congestion in the chest and sinuses.
  • Ravensara: This powerful antibacterial, antifungal oil holds a place in the traditional medicine system of Madagascar and has been used for centuries as a tonic and for fighting infections. It is praised as the “cure all” oil because of its many medicinal benefits from an antiseptic to aphrodisiac and relaxant.

    Ahhhh…..loving these bath salts!!

Can’t you feel the healing from a long, soaking warm bath filled with these bath salts right now?? I could use one after my day today, that’s for sure. I have a date with my Therapy Bath Salts tonight and your loved one will be thrilled to have that option too.

My second choice from Organic to Green is the  CHAP GUARD – GREAT BARRIER COCO HERBAL LAVENDER FOR SKIN AND LIP ($18.00) It actually won a 2017 Allure Best of Beauty Award, and it’s easy to see why. This big jar of lip balm comes in an eco-friendly plastic jar. It’s lovely stuff not only for lips, but also for anything chapped – cheeks, hands, heels, elbows, babies butts.  It gives a layer of protection with coconut oil and shea butter, along with tons of other great ingredients:  

  • Coconut Oil: A powerful moisturizer for all skin types, especially dry and flaking skin, coconut oil is packed with fatty acids and antioxidants making it the ultimate skin healer. It strengthens skin tissue while absorbing quickly into skin offering protection and combating a plethora of skin issues including: burns, eczema, dandruff, dermatitis and psoriasis.
  • Shea Butter: Known as skin’s best friend, shea butter has exceptional healing properties. The ultimate moisturizer and skin healer, regardless of the skin whether it be dry skin, chaffed skin, allergies, insect bites, eczema, psoriasis, stretch marks, dermatitis, blemishes, wrinkles, etc., shea butter will help to soothe and heal your skin.
  • Olive Oil: One of the world’s great antioxidants, olive oil helps to protect skin from premature aging while never clogging pores.
  • Lavender Oil: Helps as a disinfectant and healing agent for cuts, burns and wounds.
  • Rosemary Leaf Extract: An antioxidant that protects against free radical damage and the effects of environmental damage to the skin. Also it is an anti-inflammatory, anti-microbrial and has skin toning properties.
  • Jojoba Oil: One of earth’s great natural skin conditioners, jojoba oil lubricates the skin so it never dries out. It also is perfect for helping to control oily skin and acne acting as a natural sebum modulator for your skin.
  • Rosehip Oil: Full of vitamins, antioxidants and fatty acids, rosehip oil helps with dark spots, dry skin, itchy skin and reducing scars and fine lines.
  • Neem Oil: Helps to rid the skin of bacteria, reduce inflammation and redness, and treat scars from acne.
  • Vitamin E: By helping skin to retain its natural moisturizers, Vitamin E helps to ease and eliminate dry skin and neutralize damaging free radicals, making it essential for a complete anti-aging regimen.
  • Sunflower Seed Oil: Moisturizes and protects skin while acting as an anti-inflammatory with anti-bacterial properties helping to keep skin hydrated longer and combatting acne, dermatitis and sunburn.

This wonder balm is an excellent cuticle treatment and also helps relieve eczema and psoriasis. Who doesn’t love a multitasker??

You’ve got to check out Organic to Green for some truly great holiday gift ideas. You can find many of their products at Ulta and their full line at organictogreen.com.  – Lisa

Therapy Bath Salts Ingredients: Epsom Salt (Magnesium Sulfate), Dead Sea Salts (Sodium Chloride),Ocimum Basilicum (Sweet Basil) Essential Oil, Cupressus Sempervirens (Cypress) Essential Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Essential Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Organic Ginger*) Root Essential Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Organic Lavender*) Essential Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Organic Lemon*) Peel Essential Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Organic Sweet Orange*) Peel Oil, Mentha Piperita (Organic Peppermint*) Essential Oil, Ravensara Aromatica (Ravensara) Essential Oil.

*Organic Ingredients

Chap Guard Ingredients: *Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, *Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, *Beeswax/Cera Alba/Cire d’abeille, *Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, *Elaels Guineensis (Palm) Oil, *Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, *Azadirachta Indica Seed Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tocopherol.

*Certified USDA Organic Ingredients

Mistletoe ready!! Buxom Lips Off Leash

Buxom has done it again this year with a fantastic Holiday Collection – all lips, 15 mini lip plumpers to ensure you are ready for any mistletoe in their fabulous set, Lips Off Leash ($59, a $150 value).

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Who wouldn’t want to find this wonderful set of 15 mini plumping lip polishes and lip creams under their tree? Inside the cute packaging are seven shimmery lip polishes and eight opaque lip creams, all with tons of plumping power to make your lips look full and lush.

There is a lot to love about this set.

You can break it up and it suddenly becomes five or six gifts! The small size lip glosses are actually really practical, too. I can’t tell you how many gorgeous lip glosses I have thrown away because they went bad before I had time to use them all up. I also love the wide array of shade and the two different finishes. I mean, there really is something for EVERYONE in this collection. The formulas include vitamins, tons of pigment, peptides and hyaluronic acid boosters to stimulate collagen and plump those lips.  Lips feel a little tingly, but they don’t get super irritated and stay nice and moist.

The Lip Polishes are all shimmery and gorgeous. The set includes shades that go from light shimmery pink to deep shimmery cranberry – Brooke, Clair, Sophia, Jasmine, Stacy, Jill, and Kayla.

The Lip Creams are lovely – some are more sheer than others, but they all have a shiny, glossy finish. The shades are interesting and tend toward pastels, including Pink Champagne, Peach Dacquiri, Dolly, Mudslide, Berry Bramble, Wild Orchid, Cherry Flip, Sangria.

More good news – these lippies have no parabens, sulfates, or phthalates. You can find Lips Off Leash at Sephora and Ulta.

Buy yourself a Lips Off Leash collection and you will have every shade of lip gloss you could possibly need for an entire year!  Then buy another and for $59 you will have gifts for five of your friends. It’s an awesome gift idea this holiday season!  – Lisa

Fashion Flash has some amazing articles for you

What will you find in this week’s Fashion Flash hosted by Allison of Never Say Die Beauty? How about beauty, beauty organization (important!!), holiday eating, travel, fashion, the Pantone color of the year, and fashion. That’s a lot of goodness packed together for easy reading.

 

Favorite Worth the Hype Beauty

Makeup Wars picked a topic that a lot of us are having trouble with so not as many bloggers participated. What are the hyped products that you’re interested in? It’s so different for us all because of where our interests lie. Are you a skincare junkie? Do you crave eyeshadows? Are lipsticks your thing? And if you do pick lipstick what formula? See what I mean? I’ve chosen a few items that I think are worth the hype. I wonder if you agree.

Makeup Wars favorite hyped products

Eyeshadows are my jam. I’d rather buy eyeshadows than anything ever. As you can see by my newest “hyped” choices I like the same colors over and over and I’m really into satin and metallic shades. All 4 of these palettes were bought in the last month. Now I have to stop myself!!

Eyeshadow palettes from Marc Jacobs, Urban Decay, ColourPop, Huda Beauty

URBAN DECAY HEAVY METALS and Urban Decay Distortion palettes are the two that have been on the tongues and minds of most beauty bloggers. I said no to both of these……….. but then I caved for Heavy Metals. It has its negatives but the colors are so pretty and the formula is excellent. I seriously thought about Distortion but I have the Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette so I have talked myself down and used that instead with my darker eyeshadows.

Urban Decay Heavy Metals Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette

The nice thing about UD’s Heavy Metals is that I still get all my neutrals but then I have brights that I may or may not use too often. The only negative about the palette is the size and configuration. I don’t have a drawer big enough for it at the moment.

HUDA BEAUTY has definitely been among the most hyped brands and I wanted in. At only $27 the small Obsessions eyeshadow palettes were an easy pick. Only Smokey Obsessions had colors that I knew would look good on me even though I was tempted by Warm Brown and Mauve.

Huda Beauty Smokey Obsessions eyeshadow palette

Huda Beauty Smokey Obsessions—Master the ultimate smoky eye or staple nude look with this range of four mattes and five metallic shimmers—including an intense black, warm shades of dark brown, champagne, gold, and silver.

Even though it’s not the most sturdy palette I love the size and will most likely take it on my long trip. The textures are divine.

MARC JACOBS BEAUTY already takes up a lot of real estate on my vanity but I was so tempted by their new formula and had to buy an Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette. I know I didn’t need it but I couldn’t help myself. It was a necessity that I try the new formula. Don’t you agree? (Please say yes). Of course I stuck with the most traditional one and bought Glambition with its nudes and bronzes. Marc Jacobs isn’t as hyped as it used to be when it was new but it’s a brand that should get a little more attention.

Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic palette in Glambition

Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic palette in Glambition

COLOURPOP is hyped to the sky and back. You can’t beat their prices and you can’t beat the amount of products that they have. I’ve bought a lot of ColourPop and when Sephora started carrying it I was back looking for it again. My choice this time was the Semi Precious Shadow Palette ($26). I wanted to try their pressed shadows and this has some lighter shades I wanted. I know I won’t use them all since red/cranberry and my eyes don’t go together but the lavender and greenish gold are fabulous.

ColourPop Semi-Precious pressed eyeshadow palette

The one lipstick brand of all the ones being talked about lately that has tempted me is PAT MCGRATH. She has two formulas out but LuxeTrance is the one I wanted since it’s a cream formula and not a matte. The pictures on Sephora aren’t representative of the shades at all but through research I narrowed it down to Sextrology described as a neutral pink. It’s not a light pink but it’s not dark either. It feels good on my lips which is uber important and there’s no fragrance! Go Pat. There 25 shades in LuxeTrance and 9 in MatteTrance. This is the first Pat McGrath that I’ve felt deserved the hype. And the package wasn’t filled with sequins that get all over the place.

Pat McGrath TranceLuxe lipstick

Pat McGrath TranceLuxe lipstick in Sextrology

Pat McGrath TranceLuxe lipstick in Sextrology

Now onto skincare. When Lisa and I started this blog she was the one that emphasized skincare. I used a limited selection but that’s changed dramatically and now I’m the one emphasizing it along with her. I have 3 items from IT COSMETICS that I use daily. Two are new so there’s more hype about them and one is a staple that I’ve purchased 4 times after receiving my first one.

IT Cosmetics Miracle Water, Secret Sauce, Bye Bye Serum

IT COSMETICS BYE BYE LINES SERUM Advanced Anti-Aging Wrinkle-Smoothing Miracle Concentrate is my absolute favorite serum ever. I love serums and consider them to be a vital part of my regimen. Bye Bye Lines Serum is great for me day and night. It never interferes with cosmetics. It smell delicious with a hint of orange. It fills in fine lines. I always go back to it if I’m testing other brands.

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Lines Serum

This revolutionary, antiaging miracle concentrate was developed with plastic surgeons to deliver 10 powerful clinical results to your skin in as little as 10 days. Infused with proprietary Drops of Light Optical Blurring Technology™ and skin-loving ingredients—including peptides, caviar extract, hydrolyzed collagen and algae—the weightless wonder serum visibly erases the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while improving the look of tone, texture, firmness, suppleness, and elasticity. It also supports the natural skin barrier, hydrates, and gives skin a look of youthful vitality and radiance.

IT COSMETICS SECRET SAUCE Clinically Advanced Miraculous Anti-Aging Moisturizer is a new product from IT that I’m loving. While I’ve only been using it for about 3-4 weeks it’s one that I’ll purchase when the time comes. At Sephora right now you can use the code ITSECRET to get 10 free samples of this with your Sephora purchase. I’m going to do that to take traveling with me.

IT Cosmetics Secret Sauce

The skin-loving, powerfully potent secret lies in the Secret Sauce fermented complex: seven clinically advanced, penetration-enhancing fermented ingredients that work to increase absorbency and maximize the anti-aging benefits. It features anti-aging collagen, peptides, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, and licorice root to reduce discoloration, lines, and wrinkles. Combined with proprietary Drops of Light Technology™ concentrate and diamond powder, the revolutionary formula delivers a youthful-looking, lit-from-within glow.

This adds a slight glow to my well moisturized skin. There’s a reason that IT brought this out and why so many bloggers are recommending it – it works and it’s wonderful!

IT COSMETICS MIRACLE WATER 3-in-1 Glow Tonic is a Micellar Water unlike any that you’ve tried before. While this cleanses like a typical Micellar Water it also maximizes the efficacy of your other skincare. It contains the Secret Sauce fermented complex so you are getting more than just the benefits of a micellar product. I personally don’t use this on my eyes but I use it at least once a day on my face and will purchase it again.

IT Cosmetics Miracle Water

Now that you’ve seen some hypes what do you think? Do you have more items to add? I know that Fenty Beauty is the most hyped at the moment but I can’t comment on it since I haven’t seen a product that I feel would work for me. What’s your favorite hyped product?  —  Marcia


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Four great stocking stuffer ideas for the beauty addict!

I love stocking stuffers…fun little items that I might not normally buy for myself but are wonderful little extravagances that often end up becoming staples, whether I am able to buy them year round or only during the holiday season. Here are four favorites that have come to my attention so far this season that are perfect for any beauty addict’s stocking – she will be your friend forever when she finds these on Christmas morning!

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Good Earth Beauty has fantastic products that are cruelty free, organic, natural and vegan, and they also offer 40 brands of indie other popular brands on their site, goodearthbeauty.com!  What I am loving as stocking stuffers are these adorable roll on fragrances in Pumpkin Chai Tea ($18) and Almond Cream ($18).

Good Earth Beauty Pumpkin Chai Tea

Good Earth Beauty Almond Cream

I can’t even choose which one I like better  Pumpkin Chai Tea smells warm and delicious with creamy pumpkin, spicy cardamom and sprinkles of sugared cinnamon, and did you know that the number one scent that turns men on is PUMPKIN??  For real!!  So wear this one out on a date when you are in the mood for some action. Almond Cream is just dreamy…it has a hint of vanilla mixed with sweet almonds, sugar cane, and fresh cream.

There are lots of other scents and many other great stocking stuffers at the Good Earth Beauty website so check it out.  Here’s a coupon code for you – BEAUTY10 – and they offer free domestic ground shipping 365 days a year!

Soap and Paper Factory Roland Pine Soy Candle Votives

If your giftee is a candle lover, please consider The Soap and Paper Factory Roland Pine Soy Candle Votive Gift Set ($24). I can’t tell you how amazing these votives smell — just like Christmas!! The notes are Siberian fir, cilantro and citrus, so the fragrance is fresh, clean, and outdoorsy. I have been burning these candles ever since I got them and I have more on order because now I can’t imagine the season without them!! They are just adorable and a fabulous stocking stuffer.

Soap and Paper Factory Roland Pine Soy Candle Votives

I can’t have a stocking stuffer list without a primer because I think I get more excited about primer than any other kind of makeup. I know. I’m weird. Anyway, Pop Beauty has a really cool primer that makes a great stocking stuffer because it’s all about bling!  24K Face Base Radiance Blurring Primer ($16).

Pop Beauty 24K Face Base

Pop Beauty 24K Face Base

Pop Beauty 24K Face Base

This is a spray-on primer that diffuses light with micronized gold pearls while also smoothing out skin to create a great base for makeup. It has hyaluronic acid to keep in moisture and vitamin B3 to keep skin luminous. I’m loving this primer and I know the beauty addict in your life will be thrilled to find this in her stocking!

Sassy Lips Lipsticks

Ok, how adorable are these lipsticks?? These three lovelies are from the Sassy Lips Make the Moment Color Changing Lipsticks. They all turn different shades of pink depending on your body chemistry and they all have these cute little flowers inside. They make for great conversation starters!

Sassy Lips Lipstick in When You’re Playing Hard to Get

When Your Playing Hard to Get turns pink with a slight blueish tint on me, which actually makes my teeth look really white – a great side effect!

Sassy Lips in When the Party Gets Going

When the Party Gets Going turns a medium pink on me, very pretty – no yellow tint at all. If you go to the Sassy Lips website they have photos of different people wearing the lipsticks to give you an idea of someone with your skin tone and natural lip color looks like wearing each particular shade.

Sassy Lips in When Bae Looks Your Way

When Bae Looks Your Way is the deepest pink on me. In fact, this one is the least sheer of the bunch. They are all super pretty and I wear every single one.  These are lipsticks to pull out when you want attention because you will be asked questions, I can guarantee it!  And a beauty addict who find these in her stocking will truly squeal in delight.  You can find these lovely lipsticks online at www.sassylips.us .

Happy shopping, and enjoy the wonderful holiday season! – Lisa