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Look and Feel your best with Winter Beauty Essentials

 

Look and feel your best all season long with these beauty essentials from Krigler, Pür Minerals, Tammy Fender Holistic Skincare and Soap & Paper Factory.

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I received a sample size and this is a truly beautiful fragrance. Soft, sweet and warm with the scent of roses but in such an authentic scent not overtly floral like other fragrances. Just a small dab lasts all day and the smell is the perfect warm, sensual scent for winter. Its a definite splurge and up to $305 for the large bottle. But they also have sample sizes available.

Krigler Manhattan Rose 44
Smell irresistible with this clean, warm and sheer fragrance. Roses from Beacon and Grasse and fragrance notes of violet and musk make this fragrance romantic and invigorating.

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I love Pür Minerals Lip Gloss sticks. They are so creamy and hydrating during the cold winter months. With vibrant colors and a beautiful shine you can’t go wrong. They feel as great as they look.

Pür Minerals Lip Gloss Sticks
Make a statement this season with a bold lip. Achieve maximum color and shine with deep, bold shades like Berry Pretty, Rum Raisin and Game Day. ($16, PurMinerals.com)

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big look mascara before and after

The left is before mascara and the right side is with two coats. I love how long it makes my lashes look!

Big Look Mascara leaves my lashes full and long and the Argan Oil formula is also nourishing my lashes. I love a mascara that looks this good and the fact its also good for my lashes, win/win!

Pür Minerals BIG Look Mascara
Get maximum volume with this game-changing formula with Argan Oil that nourishes, smoothes and colors the lashes. ($20, PurMinerals.com)

 

tammy fender epi-peel

I received a sample of the Epi-Peel and the first thing I noticed was the texture. It feels like a thick paste and doesn’t have the harsh gritty feel some exfoliants have. I applied the Epi-peel and worked it over my skin then let it sit for 5 minutes and rinsed off. The peel left my skin feeling smooth and really clean without irritating it.

Tammy Fender Epi-Peel
Rejuvenate and revitalize your skin instantly with this five-minute exfoliator, mask and peel in one. Enriched with Hibiscus and Grape Seed Oils, this peel relieves irritation, promotes circulation and removes toxins from the skin. ($80, TammyFender.com)

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Love Soap & Paper Factory diffusers and the Roland Pine is winter perfection. The pine scent is perfect balanced and has a fresh forest scent. And for the price I am amazed how long the scent lasts. I love coming home and walking in and smelling this gorgeous scent.

Soap & Paper Factory Roland Pine Oil Diffuser
Don’t show up empty handed to a party. Gift your host this festive oil diffuser that will make their home smell and feel like the holidays all season long. ($22, SoapandPaperFactory.com)

 

 

Disclosure: I was sent complimentary samples for review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

New products to help your skip survive the arctic blast!

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Your skin will let out a big sigh with this new lotion from Philosophy!

philosophy skin labs’ original breakthrough moisturizer is changing the face of skin care again. the revolutionary lightweight, whipped formula of hope in a jar is renewed and infused with a new innovation: clinically proven skin renewal technology. this groundbreaking formulation features a triple blend of alpha hydroxy acids, 3 forms of hyaluronate plus an asian fruit extract, delivering an even longer-lasting glow and continuous hydration benefits. reaffirm your commitment to beautiful skin with renewed hope and face the future with a whole new outlook.

$47.00 here!

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I haven’t tried this yet – but now I’m going to have to! Check out Jurlique’s NEW Clarifying Deep Cleanser!

A refreshing cleansing gel with natural botanical microspheres of Jojoba esters derived from Jojoba Oil gently and effectively exfoliate the skin to remove makeup and pore-clogging impurities.

$28.00 here!

Disclosure: I have not tried these products – and I was not paid for this post.

Get The Look: Jenna Dewan Tatum in Pür Minerals at the 2015 Golden Globes

Jenna Dewan Tatum in Pür Minerals at the 2015 Golden Globes

Celebrity makeup artist, Jake Bailey, gave Jenna Dewan Tatum a glowing, natural look to blend into the palette of her stunning lemon chiffon dress. Bailey wanted to give Tatum a golden, neutral look that wouldn’t compete with her gown.

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Bailey started by prepping the skin with the Dior Capture Totale Multi-Perfection Crème. He applied the Pür Minerals Air Perfection CC Cushion Compact Foundation in Medium for a flawless finish, allowing a natural glow to come through. He then put the Pür Minerals Chateau Cheeks Cream Blush in Coy followed by a small amount of Nars Loose Powder in Beach. Bailey also added Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Powder in Candlelight on the bridge of her nose, cheekbones and brow bones to add depth to her natural glow.

Next, Bailey wanted to use a plum shadow to make the green in her eyes pop. He used several shades from the Pür Minerals Soul Mattes Eye Shadow Palette to apply the eggplant shade on the lid and the taupe shade around the edges to create that smokey, sultry look.

“I then used the Pür Minerals Eye Defining Pencil in Onyx along the lash line to really define her eyes,” says Bailey. He applied the Troy Surratt Brow Pencil and Anastasia Brow Gel on her brows and finished with a few coats of the Pür Minerals Big Look Waterproof Mascara on the lashes.

Lastly, Bailey applied the LaMer Lip Balm as a base to the lips, followed by the Pür Minerals Chateau de Vine Mineral Lipstick in Georgia Peach and a pop of the Chateau Lip Gloss in Scandalous.

 

Pür Minerals products can be purchased online at www.purminerals.com.


Get The Look: Lorde at the 2015 Golden Globes in Kat Von D Beauty

WHO: Lorde, Golden Globe Nominee for Best Original Song (“Yellow Flicker Beat,” The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I)

MAKEUP BY: Amber D for Kat Von D Beauty

INSPIRATION: “We really wanted to play with a look that was strong and powerful but that felt classic. The Golden Globes is such a glamorous event so it was key to look chic but to also stick to Lorde’s sharp edgy style. I visited the Museum of Contemporary Art in LA last week and was awestruck and inspired by a breathtaking painting from Mark Rothko that had washes of orange and red juxtaposed next to dirty greys, which made me feel like it might be time to revisit a more orange based lip this awards season.” – Amber D for Kat Von D Beauty

TIPS/TECHNIQUE: “Lorde is fearless and never afraid to try new looks so we wanted to try a look that was classic but that also felt new. To start, we created a luminous base using the Kat Von D Lock-It Featherweight Primer ($32) and blended it with a moisturizer for maximum hydration and luminosity. A tiny amount of Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation ($34) was buffed over the face using Sephora Collection Pro Flawless Airbrush #56 ($32) and was delicately perfected using Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Concealer ($25) with Sephora Collection Pro Airbrush Concealer Brush #57 ($24) to ensure a flawless complexion. To finish off the face, we added a sheer flush and slight contour and highlight, as we wanted to keep the main focus on the eyes and lips. For the eyes, we set brows with a clear gel and applied washes of neutral color of the Kat Von D Monarch Eyeshadow Palette ($46) by swiping shimmer shadows across the lid and then sculpting the corners with matte shades. We added a striking accent to the eye with an unexpected bronze liner using Kat Von D Lightning Liner in Hyde ($20) to make the eyes sparkle and then finished off with a few false lashes and gentle coats of Kat Von D Immortal Lash 24 Hour Mascara ($20). And for the lips, we made them pop with a mix of lip balm and Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Countess ($21), a gorgeous matte hot orange red.”

kat von d monarch palette

PRODUCTS: Kat Von D Lock-It Featherweight Primer ($32), Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation ($34), Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Concealer ($25), Kat Von D Monarch Eyeshadow Palette ($46), Kat Von D Lightning Liner in Hyde ($20), Kat Von D Immortal Lash 24 Hour Mascara ($20), Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Countess ($21), Sephora Collection Pro Flawless Airbrush #56 ($32), Sephora Collection Pro Airbrush Concealer Brush #57 ($24)