2017 Holiday Beauty Gift Find - SEPHORA COLLECTION Puff & Shine Shimmery Body Powder

 

SEPHORA COLLECTION Puff & Shine Shimmery Body Powder 

SEPHORA COLLECTION Puff & Shine Shimmery Body Powder is the perfect gift for the shimmer loving person in your life.  This lightweight shimmering loose powder with subtle color is perfect for highlighting arms, shoulders, collarbones -- and even hair, as well as the face.  It has a cute, super-soft puff, and a mesh container opening to allow you to easily apply.


SEPHORA COLLECTION Puff & Shine Shimmery Body Powder is perfect for holiday parties when you're wearing sleeveless tops or dresses.  It's a very large container, so you will have this powder for holidays and parties to come.


The glitter in SEPHORA COLLECTION Puff & Shine Shimmery Body Powder is very fine with a warm golden/champagne colored finish.  It shows up nicely but it's not over the top showgirl style sparkle.  When using it on the face it's best to use with your usual highlighting brush, dipped into the top mesh opening for more accurate application on the bridge of the nose, cheekbones and brow bones.  


For the hair, you can lightly press the puff into hair directly, or your brush (but you will have to wash the brush because there will be excess glitter that will cling to it!).


SEPHORA COLLECTION Puff & Shine Shimmery Body Powder is also gift-giving ready in its soft pink container with golden stars.

This also makes a great secret Santa or stocking stuffer gift for beauty lovers in your life! - RLB




2017 Holiday Beauty Gift Pick - NARS x Man Ray: The Kiss Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Set



NARS NARS x Man Ray: The Kiss Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Set 4 x 0.08 

NARS x Man Ray: The Kiss Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Set is the makeup gift that will make the beauty lover in your life VERY happy this year.



This limited-edition, Sephora-exclusive set includes four NARS award-winning, cult-classic Velvet Matte Lip Pencils along with a golden kiss of a cosmetic case. 



The unique golden cosmetic case is inspired by the art of the modern master Man Ray.  The four full sized shades go from soft and shimmery to matte and bold.  Two of the shades are new limited-edition and two existing shades.    The four shades are: Wild Ways, a limited-edition sheer mahogany; Spellbound, a limited-edition, sheer shimmering pink-beige; Endangered Red, a rich Bordeaux; a standout, bold shade, and Toundra, a rust shade, which is my personal favorite







If your gift recipient is already a fan of the Velvet Matte Lip Pencils then this is a no-brainier gift.  If they've never used the pencils before, you should know these pencils are smooth, intensely pigmented and are basically a creamy lipstick in a convenient pencil format.  

Velvet Matte Lip Pencils are non drying and remain creamy with fantastic staying power throughout the day.thanks to enriched with vitamin E and emollients for a creamy texture, while a combination of unique silicones ensures long-lasting, seamless matte color for hours.


Purchase Here: NARS NARS x Man Ray: The Kiss Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Set 4 x 0.08 



Endangered Red and Toundra are the most pigmented and glide on the lips like silk with saturated color.  The Spellbound and Wild Ways shades are more sheer with shimmer and are perfect to layer over each other or to add dimension to a nude lip shade.  .

The Wild Ways is a pencil I also loved using a a base under my nude lip colors.  The four shades are perfect to change your beauty looks over the holiday (from a shimmery lighter lip to a darker matte lip), and can be combined for unique looks. 




The other star of the set, of course, is the bag.  It's a bright chic gold with lip imprints and is so beautiful in person you'll want to carry it at night as a small clutch to holiday parties. This is a holiday set you may never see again, so you might want to treat yourself to NARS x Man Ray: The Kiss Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Set too! - RLB


Purchase Here: NARS NARS x Man Ray: The Kiss Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Set 4 x 0.08  -$49.00 - (A $98.00 value)


Included in this NARS x Man Ray: The Kiss Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Set :

- 0.086 oz/ 2.4 g full-size Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Endangered Red (Bordeaux) matte finish 
- 0.086 oz/ 2.4 g full-size Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Toundra (rust) matte finish 
- 0.086 oz/ 2.4 g full-size Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Wild Ways (mahogany) sheer finish 
- 0.086 oz/ 2.4 g full-size Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Spell Bound (shimmering pink beige) sheer finish 
- Man Ray-inspired gold pouch 

Health + Wellness Find - MegRhythm Gentle Steam Eye Mask


MegRhythm Gentle Steam Eye Mask, 7 Count

MegRhythm Gentle Steam Eye Mask are from the Japanese Kao brand, and a very clever self-care product you'll want to always have on hand.


The disposable MegRhythm Gentle Steam Eye Mask uses advanced self-heating technology to soothe and relax eyes in ten minutes.  You can use it at the end of a long day to relieve tired eyes, relax, ease headaches or prepare for sleeping.  Note: This is not like a traditional "skincare sheet mask" in which a gel/liquid formula is deposited on to the skin or eye area.

The MegRhythm Gentle Steam Eye Mask are packaged individually and are portable, so you can toss them in your travel bag or keep next to your nightstand.

I found that some days after having my eyes glued to various screens and digital devices, the MegRhythm Gentle Steam Eye Mask was perfect way to decompress and relax.

The MegRhythm Gentle Steam Eye Mask is easy to use.  You open the pack, unfold and break the perforation for the ear straps and then put over your eyes.  Almost immediately I felt the cushions covering my eyes begin to warm up to a very warm (but not burning!) temperature.  

I used the MegRhythm Gentle Steam Eye Mask Citrus scent version (it's the scent of the Japanese yuzu fruit), which was also slowly released and continued permeate through the mask 10 minute session. The effect made it feel like a mini-steam sauna for my eyes.

After the 10 minutes were up, I could feel the mask begin to level off with the heat and then got cool.  Once I took it off, I felt so much more relaxed.  My eye area looked more relaxed and in cases when I used it before bed, I drifted off to sleep like a baby!  Once I removed it, I just tossed it in the trash - no fuss and no mess.


Other great uses for the MegRhythm Gentle Steam Eye Mask - while on a long haul flight, after a gym session in a locker room rest area, for a quick power nap.  

The MegRhythm Gentle Steam Eye Mask instructions do say that because of the heat, it may disturb makeup, so I always used this on a clean, bare face for the best results.

There are 7 MegRhythm Gentle Steam Eye Masks in a box and they also come in unscented and Lavender versions as well.  

Stock up on these!  - RLB



Purchase Here: MegRhythm Gentle Steam Eye Mask, 7 Count

*This product was provided courtesy of MegRythm PR for reviewing purposes.