Sweet dreams with a trio of Sleep Masks

sleep masks

Nighty night, sleep tight, don’t let the bedbugs bite.bug2 carcabin.comThis week Makeup Wars has decided to share our favorites when it comes to sleeping. I’ve received three products that fit this category although I’ve actually had more over the last year. Aveeno Positively Radiant Overnight Hydrating Facial Moisturizer, Miss Spa Overnight Gel Masque Moisturizing, and Woda Celebrity 24Karat Gold Mask are coming your way to help you beautify while getting a good night’s sleep.

Aveeno Positively Radiant Overnight Hydrating Facial Moisturizer

Aveeno Positively Radiant Overnight Hydrating Facial Moisturizer

Aveeno Positively Radiant Overnight Hydrating Facial Moisturizer
($14.99) is my bargain pick. This 1.7 oz jar will last you for months if used 2-3 times per week as recommended. This is used in place of your moisturizer/night cream.

Aveeno Positively Radiant Overnight Hydrating Facial Moisturizer

Aveeno Positively Radiant Overnight Hydrating Facial Moisturizer

As with all Aveeno Positively Radiant skincare products this uses Active Naturals Total Soy Complex which works to deeply hydrate and nourish skin.

Aveeno Positively Radiant Overnight Hydrating Facial Moisturizer

Aveeno Positively Radiant Overnight Hydrating Facial Moisturizer

This overnight facial is oil free and non-greasy. You don’t need to rinse it off until morning. It’s also hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic. Aveeno’s Positively Radiant line works to target 5 factors of radiance – tone, texture, dullness, blotchiness, and brown spots. I find this to be deeply hydrating for my skin.

Miss Spa Overnight Gel Masque

Miss Spa Overnight Gel Masque

Miss Spa Overnight Gel Masque ($8.00) is another bargain buy at about $2.60 per use. I really love using this and highly recommend this. It’s a fragrance free gel that is infused with Adenosine and Papaya. If you have very dry skin then you need this. It’s very watery so at first you’d think that it’s not moisturizing but I wake up with completely refreshed skin and notice a difference in the hydration on my face.

Miss Spa Overnight Gel Masque

Miss Spa Overnight Gel Masque

There’s no doubt why the biggest word on the package is Moisturizing! You apply the mask to your face and neck and massage it gently onto your skin. You want it as absorbed as possible. Done! That’s all it takes. Leave it on the entire night and you’ll wake up revitalized. Both Target and Ulta carry Miss Spa masks though at the moment I don’t see this online though they could be in stores. Miss Spa has it on their website and that makes it worthwhile to shop there.

WODA Celebrity 24 Karat Gold Mask

WODA Celebrity 24 Karat Gold Mask

WODA CELEBRITY 24 KARAT GOLD MASK is my luxury buy. I just reviewed this in full so here’s a smidgen of that. I really enjoy using this mask and seeing the results on my skin. I’m just using it one night a week though it’s so gentle that I could easily use it more often. I’m just trying to savor it.

WODA Celebrity 24 Karat Gold Mask

WODA Celebrity 24 Karat Gold Mask

The 24 Karat Gold Mask’s name comes from the fact that it’s infused with 24 karat gold. The gold works as a powerful antioxidant to fight signs of aging. I’m part of that battle as are many of you. It contains a potent dose of Vitamin C to help lighten hyperpigmentation.

WODA Celebrity 24 Karat Gold Mask

WODA Celebrity 24 Karat Gold Mask

WODA Celebrity 24 Karat Gold Mask is part mask and part moisturizer. Directions tell you to apply a rich layer on your face, neck, and decollate. Let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes. It dries down but not all the way. It remains moist on your skin but not quite as moist as when you applied it. Do not wash it off though. Instead gently remove any excess with a dry cloth (I use a muslin cloth) and pat the remainder onto your skin.

me™ GLOW beauty boosting eye mask

me™ GLOW beauty boosting eye mask

Let me put in a plug for Me Glow Beauty Boosting Eye Mask which is totally unlike these other masks since it’s an actual mask. You wear it all night (or as long as you can) to help soften the lines around your eyes. When I was using this more regularly I found it helped me with the darkness under my eyes.

Now that you see what’s in bed with me (beside my hubby and dog and the bed bugs) what do you use? I’m eager to see what my fellow Makeup Wars bloggers have in their arsenal.  —  Marcia

*sent for consideration


Mask of the Month: Woda Celebrity 24 Karat Gold Mask

Woda Celebrity 24 Karat Gold Mask

Woda Celebrity 24 Karat Gold Mask

April brought me a lot of masks but one stands head and shoulders above the rest. WODA CELEBRITY 24 KARAT GOLD MASK is a 15 minute paradise for me and a morning delight.

sample

WODA_NEW-FINAL-LOGOLet’s learn about WODA before I give you the details. The word Woda means Water in Polish. The creator of the Woda skincare line is an aesthetician named Margaret Tomaszewicz. She has her own facial spa and decided to create a line that met all her client’s needs. Her skincare line is hydration focused, a line she promises will be based on scientific research, promising to be of the best quality, using organic and natural ingredients to aid specific skincare needs.

WODA Celebrity 24 Karat Gold Mask

WODA Celebrity 24 Karat Gold Mask

As a lover of facial masks I was thrilled to be offered the WODA Celebrity 24 Karat Gold Mask to try and I’m more thrilled to be using this. It is not like the other masks that I use, it’s much more of a skincare product than just a mask.

WODA Celebrity 24 Karat Gold Mask

WODA Celebrity 24 Karat Gold Mask

The 24 Karat Gold Mask’s name comes from the fact that it’s infused with 24 karat gold. The gold works as a powerful antioxidant to fight signs of aging. I’m part of that battle as are many of you. It contains a potent dose of Vitamin C to help lighten hyperpigmentation.

WODA Celebrity 24 Karat Gold Mask

WODA Celebrity 24 Karat Gold Mask

When I first opened this I smelled cinnamon cookies. It reminded me of the cookies I buy for my grandkids (ok, me too) at Trader Joes. The smell is extremely pleasant to me and one that doesn’t last long once it’s on your face. It’s stronger in the jar than on your skin.

WODA Celebrity 24 Karat Gold Mask

WODA Celebrity 24 Karat Gold Mask

WODA Celebrity 24 Karat Gold Mask is part mask and part moisturizer. Directions tell you to apply a rich layer on your face, neck, and decollate. Let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes. It dries down but not all the way. It remains moist on your skin but not quite as moist as when you applied it. Do not wash it off though. Instead gently remove any excess with a dry cloth (I use a muslin cloth) and pat the remainder onto your skin. That’s it. You are moisturized!

Woda Celebrity 24 Karat Mask

Woda Celebrity 24 Karat Mask

When you wake up in the morning you’ll find your face is a little brighter, plumper, and beautifully moisturized. It adds that extra boost of hydration that your skin is begging for. It is recommended to use this once a week but it’s gentle enough to apply and leave on more often. The more you use WODA, the more luminous and bright your skin will become.

WODA

WODA

WODA products have never been tested on animals and, for every product sold, the company plants a tree via their donations to One Tree Planted.

A little goes a long way and I expect this jar will last me at least 4 months if not longer. It’s delicious smelling and nutritious on my skin. That’s a little bit of paradise right in my own home. It should be in your home too.  —  Marcia

*sent for consideration, affiliate link

Ingredients:

Aqua (Deionized Water), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Organic Aloe), Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil (Organic Sunflower Oil), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Glycerin (Kosher, Vegetable), Glyceryl Stearate, Cocos Nucifera Oil (Organic Coconut Oil), Dimethyl Sulfone (MSM), Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter (Cocoa Butter), Beeswax, Cetyl Alcohol, Potassium Stearate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Mica,Titanium Dioxide and Iron Oxides, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil (Organic Jojoba Oil), Phenoxyethanol, 24K Gold Leaf (Gold), Sodium Carbomer, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil (Macadamia Nut Oil), Borago Officinalis Seed Oil (Borage Oil), Linum Usitatissimum Seed Oil (Flaxseed Oil), Oenothera Biennis Oil (Evening Primrose), Rosa Canina Fruit Oil (Organic Rosehip), Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil (Tamanu), Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Mahonia Aquifolium Root Extract (Oregon Grape), Calendula Officinalis Extract (Organic Calendula), Chamomilla Recutita Extract (Chamomile), Lavandula Angustifolia Extract (Lavender),  Arnica Montana Extract (Organic Arnica), Centella Asiatica Extract (Oranic Gotu Kola), Equisetum Arvense Extract (Horsetail), Geranium Maculatum Extract (Wild Geranium), Taraxacum Officinale Extract (Geranium), Ethylhexylglycerin.

15% Vitamin C. Nut-free formulation.

Masks of the month: Miss Spa 24K Gold Creme Mask and Oxygenating Bubble Mask

Miss Spa masks

Miss Spa masks

Every month I plan on sharing masks with you and today I have 2 that I’m totally crazy about! I’ve been so busy using MISS SPA OXYGENATING BUBBLE MASK and MISS SPA 24K GOLD CREME MASK that I’m ignoring everything else including their Overnight Gel Masque (review coming). These two masks are amazing to use and easy to get your hands on.

press samples

I am so used to sheet masks that I’d forgotten about how efficient and comfortable another type of mask could be. These are perfect for those of you who say you aren’t comfy with a sheet mask. They feel great on my face, cost $6.99 each (I get 2 uses per package), are available at Ulta, and work so wonderfully you’ll love them as much as I do.

Miss Spa Oxygenating Bubble Mask

Miss Spa Oxygenating Bubble Mask

MISS SPA OXYGENATING BUBBLE MASK is like a party on your face. It’s the most fun you can have without getting drunk. The Oxygenating Bubble Mask starts by looking like a gel but turns into a cream mask once applied.  Suddenly it starts tingling and moving and grooving. You can watch it in action if you want.

Miss Spa Oxygenating Bubble Mask in action

Miss Spa Oxygenating Bubble Mask in action

Leave it on for about 15 minutes to deliver an oxygenating effect that will revitalize dull skin. This mask is infused with antioxidant rich white tea extract that helps to reinvigorate your skin. There’s also pineapple fruit extract and vitamin B3 to exfoliate and even your skin tone. I seriously love how this feels but it does feel funny. It’s like someone is tickling my face as the bubbles fade away. I wash it off with either plain water or use a washcloth and my skin feels and looks brighter than ever. I love applying it just after my shower while my hair is drying.

Miss Spa 24K Gold Creme Mask

Miss Spa 24K Gold Creme Mask

Miss Spa 24K Gold Creme Mask

Miss Spa 24K Gold Creme Mask

As much as I love the oxygenating bubble mask I can’t help but love MISS SPA 24K GOLD CREME MASK a little bit more. It makes me feel like I’m in a fairy tale when I turn gold wearing it. I don’t know what I was expecting the first time I used this but when it turned into a true metallic gold on my face I was amazed and fascinated.

Miss Spa 24K Gold Creme Mask wet

Miss Spa 24K Gold Creme Mask wet

Miss Spa 24K Gold Creme Mask dry

Miss Spa 24K Gold Creme Mask dry

Miss Spa uses pure 24K gold when creating this. The gold promotes luminosity and my face truly glows after I use it. The peptides and moisturizers in it work to deliver hydration and increase elasticity.

Water (Aqua), Gold, Propanediol, Glycerin, Diisopropyl Sebacate, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Lauryl Lactate, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Niacinamide, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Hydroxide.

It’s a great mask to use when you are doing things around the house. It dries but never uncomfortably. It doesn’t crack and there’s no fragrance. And you’ll feel like you’ve had the Midas touch even after washing it away. It’s perfect to use before a special occasion since your skin will look ahmayzing!

I’m truly enamored with these two masks and I’ll be found at Ulta purchasing more. Target has a line of Miss Spa Facial Sheet Masks ($3.99) too if you are looking for more to make you appear younger than springtime.  —  Marcia

*press samples, affiliate links

Masks of the Month from The Body Shop

The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Mask and British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask

The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Mask and British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask

Last month I introduced what I hope will be a monthly post: Masks of the Month. I started with ToGoSpa and their lip and eye masks plus Hada Labo Tokyo sheet masks and why I liked these. I’m all about masks and love to use them therefore this month I’m going to share with you some Body Shop masks that I was sent.Not everyone loves sheet masks but there’s an alternative, turn to The Body Shop for one or more of their jar masks. The Himalayan Charcoal Purify Glow Mask was particularly great for me at holiday time but also great since then.

The Body Shop HIMALAYAN CHARCOAL Purifying Glow Mask

The Body Shop HIMALAYAN CHARCOAL Purifying Glow Mask

This 100% Vegan Mask is muddy looking goodness. Charcoal masks are meant to deep clean and that’s what I like about it. I have pores but I don’t like pores! Therefore once a week or once every other week is very helpful for those getting the gunk out of my pores, especially the ones on my nose. Even though I exfoliate often my nose often doesn’t want to cooperate. The Himalayan Charcoal mask has helped with the cleansing I need.

Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask

Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask

As many of you know I am phobic about fragrance so I worried about this mask but it has an intoxicating tea fragrance. Ingredients include Bamboo Charcoal from the Himalayan foothills, Community Trade Tea Tree Oil from Kenya, and Green Tea Leave from Japan.

Full Ingredients

Aqua/Water/Eau, Kaolin, Moroccan Lava Clay, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Alcohol Denat., Camellia Sinensis Leaf, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Pumice, Argania Spinosa Shell Powder, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan Gum, Parfum/Fragrance, Charcoal Powder, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Limonene, Linalool, Methylpropanediol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Menthol, Disodium EDTA, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil/Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Citric Acid, Menthoxypropanediol, Citral, Geraniol, Coumarin, Caramel.

Himalayan Charcoal Purity Purifying Glow Mask ($28) can be left on for 5-10 minutes. In 10 minutes it completely dries down but isn’t stiff. I use a muslin cloth to wash it off and then continue with my skincare. The Body Shop recommends using it 2 to 3 times a week but I think that depends on your particular needs.

The Body Shop BRITISH ROSE Fresh Plumping Mask

The Body Shop BRITISH ROSE Fresh Plumping Mask

The other mask that I have from The Body Shop is British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask. When I first saw the words “british rose” I worried about the fragrance. Even though a mask is on for a short time my sensitive nose can pick it up all day long BUT this smells pretty darn good and I don’t mind it at all. This mask is the total opposite in texture of the charcoal mask as this one is gel like. As a matter of fact it reminds me of a jar of jelly. It’s soft and has little bits of rose petals crushed into it. Sort of like Valentine’s Day in a jar.

The Body Shop BRITISH ROSE Fresh Plumping Mask

The Body Shop BRITISH ROSE Fresh Plumping Mask

This too is 100% Vegan but it works to plump and moisturize your skin. The British Rose mask never dries down. It stays moist just like it wants your skin to feel. It’s especially nice if your skin is feeling dehydrated by winter winds and weather. The three key ingredients are rose petals and essence of hand-picked roses from Britain, Rosehip oil from Chile, and Community Trade Aloe Vera from Mexico.

Full Ingredients

Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Propanediol, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-32, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Alcohol Denat., Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Rosa Gallica Flower Powder, Parfum/Fragrance, Sodium Hydroxide, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Methylpropanediol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Disodium EDTA, Rose Extract, Benzyl Salicylate, Menthoxypropanediol, Limonene, Citronellol, Geraniol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, CI 14700/Red 4

While I don’t feel that my face looks all glowy after using this it does feel hydrated. I leave this on for about 10 – 15 minutes before washing it off with a washcloth, either muslin or terry.

The Body Shop BRITISH ROSE Fresh Plumping Mask

The Body Shop BRITISH ROSE Fresh Plumping Mask

The Body Shop BRITISH ROSE Fresh Plumping Mask

The Body Shop BRITISH ROSE Fresh Plumping Mask

One reason I love to use masks so much is that whenever I notice that my face needs some extra help, whether that’s hydration, deep cleansing, or a fresh glowing face, I turn to a mask. It gives my face the extra vitality that I need to make a change. Are you ready for a change?  Try The Body Shop masks!  —  Marcia

*sent for editorial consideration, affiliate links in use to help with blog expenses

These two masks are available at both The Body Shop and Ulta.

 

Facial mask giveaway

Applying of a facial mask

I’m in the process of cleaning up to move. For a cosmetic junkie who loves subscription boxes that means a lot of extra items that I just can’t hold onto. That’s good news though for Beauty Info Zone readers since I’ll be hosting a lot of giveaways over the next few months, brand new of course.

I’m unable to take photos of these but here’s what I’ll be dividing up between 2 winners:

Perfective Ceuticals Divine Brightening Mask

Perfective Ceuticals Divine Brightening Mask

Perfective Ceuticals Divine Brightening Mask

Sesha Skin Therapy Rejuvenating Anti-Wrinkle Mask

SESHA Rejuvenating Anti-Wrinkle Mask

SESHA Rejuvenating Anti-Wrinkle Mask

Bonvivant Botanical Mask Pack (aloe)

Bonvivant Botanical Mask Pack

Bonvivant Botanical Mask Pack

Miss Spa Bamboo Charcoal Clarifying Mask

Secret Garden Olive Oil Ampoule Mask OR Camillia Oil Ampoule Mask

Karuna Anti-Oxidant Treatment Mask (protect & balance)

Karuna Anti-Oxidant Treatment Mask

Karuna Anti-Oxidant Treatment Mask

7th Heaven Dead Sea Mud Pac

7th Heaven Dead Sea Mud Pac

7th Heaven Dead Sea Mud Pac

both winners will also receive:

Klorane Eye Patch (1 set each)

Klorane Eye Contour patches

Klorane Eye Contour patches

Purlisse Blue Lotus + White Tea Treatment Sheet Mask (prevent)

Pur-lisse Blue Lotus + White Tea Mask

Pur-lisse Blue Lotus + White Tea Mask

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION

  • 2 winners, international
  • ends 2/4/17 @ 11:59 ET
  • you must be an email subscriber of Beauty Info Zone. If I’m unable to find proof of that you’ll be eliminated
  • the second must for the giveaways is the comment in the Rafflecopter
  • if comments close before 2/4 then email me at [email protected] and label it MASKS, then click “I commented” and continue on
  • only entries through the Rafflecopter will show up when I go to find the winner

These are all sheet masks from my personal collection. I’m sure to find more as I’m destashing and will add more to the packages. Good luck  — Marcia

a Rafflecopter giveaway

New skin for the new year! Osmotics Cosmeceuticals Micro Peel 3 Step Skin Resurfacing System

Osmosis Cosmeceuticals Micro Peel 3 Step Skin Resurfacing System

Not that you need an excuse to invest in some amazing skin care but with the new year I love freshening up my routine and freshening up my skin. The best exfoliating system I have used in a long time is the Osmotics Cosmeceuticals Micro Peel3 Step Skin Resurfacing System ($86). I’ve actually been testing this for about three months now and I am so pleased with the results that I knew it had to be my very first skin care review for the new year. I am super happy to put this on your radar!                                                                                                                          samples, affiliate links

I often find that exfoliating systems with quick and real results have some side effects like dry skin, peeling, or irritation. This system is gentle enough to avoid those dreaded side effects, yet it is extremely effective and gives major results. The 3 Step Skin Resurfacing System has three easy steps that are especially perfect for those of you with skin too sensitive to get microdermabrasion or a traditional peel.

*visibly reduces lines, wrinkles, and pore size  *rejuvenates dull, stressed skin/enhances collagen  *gradually resurfaces without irritation*

After the first week you’ll see:
•  Brighter more translucent skin with a healthy, radiant glow
•  Increased moisture for softer, healthier skin
 
After 4 weeks you’ll see:
•  Visibly reduced lines, wrinkles and pore size
•  Improved elasticity, firmness and smoother, more even texture

Osmosis Cosmeceuticals Micro Peel Exfoliating Charcoal MaskOsmosis Cosmeceuticals Micro Peel Exfoliating Charcoal MaskSTEP 1 POLISH – EXFOLIATING CHARCOAL MASK – 1.7 oz / 50ml
This is a charcoal mask that deep cleans by absorbing dirt and toxins, pulling out all that nastiness from your pores while polishing and smoothing skin’s texture  Just apply a thin layer, let it dry for about three minutes, then rinse off. You won’t believe how clean skin is without feeling tight and dry.  Osmosis Cosmeceuticals Micro Peel Collagen Boosting Micro PeelOsmosis Cosmeceuticals Micro Peel Collagen Boosting Micro Peel

STEP 2 PEEL – COLLAGEN BOOSTING MICRO PEEL – .5 fl oz / 15ml
This is a light, creamy serum full of natural AHA’s from tropical fruit as well as lots of vitamin C. The extracts exfoliate skin while the serum hydrates and plumps it up, reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Pictured above is one pump of product, which is all you need for your face (although I typically pump out one more for my neck and decolletage).  Osmosis Cosmeceuticals Micro Peel Protective Barrier CreamOsmosis Cosmeceuticals Micro Peel Protective Barrier CreamOsmosis Cosmeceuticals Micro Peel Protective Barrier Cream

STEP 3 PROTECT – PROTECTIVE BARRIER CREAM – .5 oz / 15ml
The last step is my favorite. Check out this beautiful snow white moisturizer…it’s so fabulous I want to eat it with a spoon. It’s a very thick cream with natural epidermal lipids that are incredibly hydrating and soothing. It also protects the skin from free radicals and the environment. It’s the perfect final step for soft, glowy, young-looking skin.

I’ve tested many fantastic products from Osmotics and I have to say the 3 Step Skin Resurfacing System is my favorite. I have had amazing results from this system. I am sorry for keeping it a secret from you for several months…but now that you know, be sure to buy this for beautiful skin for the new year!!  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration, affiliate links in use

@osmoticsOsmosis Cosmeceuticals Micro Peel 3 Step Skin Resurfacing System

Last minute gifts you can purchase today

Hard Candy, Pacifica, Masqueology last minute gifts

Hard Candy, Pacifica, Masqueology last minute gifts

You are in luck since it’s not too late to pick up gifts in your neighborhood that will be as popular as ones you’ve had stashed away for the last several weeks. It’s a blogger’s job this holiday season to pepper you with products you can buy for others but it’s important to know that you can also buy some treasures for yourself that won’t break the bank.

samples

Let’s go to Walmart first shall we?

Hard Candy has many sets that are within your budget and are available on Walmart.com as well as stores. This Eye Essentials set has 6 pieces and is only $4.99. Thrill your tween and teen with two eyeshadow palettes and a set of brushes. Order it online and then pick it up in your local store.

Hard Candy Eye Essentials Collection Blue Makeup Set, 6 pc

Hard Candy Eye Essentials Collection Blue Makeup Set

I was sent the Hard Candy Contour and Sculpt Face Kit ($9.88) as an example of what Hard Candy has for holidays. This 9 piece collection is perfect for an older teen or young adult (and you).

Hard Candy Contour & Sculpt Gift Set

Hard Candy Contour & Sculpt Gift Set

Stick on a bow and you’re good to go. There’s a great compact with every shade you need for bronzing, sculpting and highlighting. It comes with an adorable cover so you end up with a reusable tin.

Hard Candy Contour & Sculpt Palette

Hard Candy Contour & Sculpt Palette

Hard Candy Contour & Sculpt palette closed

Hard Candy Contour & Sculpt palette closed

Hard Candy Contour & Sculpt palette helpful instructions

Hard Candy Contour & Sculpt palette helpful instructions

But that’s not all. In this holiday set there’s a Contour sponge, a double sided brush, and a tube of Strobing Glow which is a cream that is for both face and body. This is a perfect party palette as well as being helpful year round.

Hard Candy Contour & Sculpt holiday face collection

Hard Candy Contour & Sculpt holiday face collection

While you are at Walmart you need to find the MASQUEOLOGY facial masks. These $2.50 masks sold out quickly online although you can ask for an alert to let you know when they’ll be back in stock. It was very hard for me to believe that these are only $2.50. These sheet masks compare to much more expensive ones.

Masque*ology

Masque*ology

The 4 types are Special Care Cream Mask with amazing benefits. This one is great for dry sensitve skin because it moisturizes and hydrates. It’s going to lift and firm skin while it helps diminish the signs of fine lines. The Vita Clarifying Mask is meant for dull tired skin. It’s loaded with vitamins which helps to clarify skin and combats free radicals. My favorite is the Moisturizing Cream Mask. This lovely contains hyaluronic acid and caviar. Ooh la la. The Moisturizing Cream Mask is an excellent hydrator. There’s also Collagen Lifting Cream Mask which is one I need to find more of. This and the Moisturizing mask need to be in the stockings of all the women you know over 40. We can definitely use this revitalization and help in building collagen in our skin.

Masque*ology directions

Masque*ology directions

Masque*ology

Masque*ology

You can’t go wrong with any of these and the price is perfect for a last minute filler.

I’m a big nail polish fan so I’m sending you over to Ulta to find trio of beautiful polishes from PACIFICA. They’ve come out with a set of fall/winter polishes that will make a fabulous gift.

Pacifica Polish trio

Pacifica Polish trio

Pacifica is the brand for anyone you like that wants to use cruelty-free, vegan polishes and ones that are 7 Free. The three shades in the set are Luxe Interior, Wonderland, and London Tomboy.

Pacifica Winter Trio

Pacifica Winter Trio

Luxe Interior is a beautiful black cream with silver sparkles. With two coats it becomes a textured polish. I also tried it with one coat of a black cream polish and Luxe Interior over it and I lost most of the texture. Both are lovely ways to wear this shade. Wonderland is my favorite of the trio since it’s an off white, not quite cream shade. It has subtle shimmer within that I wish wasn’t quite so subtle. London Tomboy is a dark teal green, not quite a true green since it has a blue undertone. This is a beautiful cream polish. Be sure you apply a base coat since dark shades like this can stain.

Pacifica Luxe Interior, Wonderland and London Tomboy

Pacifica Luxe Interior, Wonderland and London Tomboy

Keep your eyes open when shopping at Ulta and Walmart for some gifts you may not have thought of before. All three of these brands will bring a smile to a beautiful face.  —  Marcia

*samples, some affiliate links used