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Erin’s Christmas Must-Have #8

Make Her Up Must Have's 2014

 

One of my favorite thing about the holidays is all the fantastic gift sets. Its a great time to stock up on favorites while trying new items. And you always save a bunch with a collection. Check out a few of my favorite collections all available at Ulta!

 

bareminerals holiday survival

I am a huge fan of bareMinerals but if you are new to the line this is a great little intro kit. A few great essentials to toss in your overnight bag .  The Hydrating Mineral Veil Finishing powder is the perfect way to brighten your skin. Pair that with the Well-Rested Face and Eye Brightener and you will look great no matter how long you danced the night away. Finish your look with the Jack of all Trades Lip Balm and you are brunch ready!

 

bareMinerals Holiday Survival Essentials Erin’s Christmas Must-Have #8 $26
Ulta exclusive! Bounce back from holiday indulgence with these four brightening and hydrating survival essentials, designed to keep you looking fresh, revived and ready to take on the new year.

A $56.50 value!

Collection Includes:

  • Mini Hydrating Mineral Veil Finishing Powder (0.05 oz.)
  • Mini Well-Rested Face & Eye Brightener (0.02 fl. oz.)
  • Jack of all Trades Lip Balm in Sure Thing (sheer plum) (0.14 oz.)
  • Mini Hydrate & Brighten Face Brush

 

 

pacifica

Pacifica makes some truly beautiful scents and this is a must-have trio. My favorite is the blood orange, such a fresh citrus scent I love it. And both the Indian Coconut Nectar and Tahitian Gardenia are gorgeous. I love the smaller roll on size perfect to stick in your purse, desk or gym bag for on the go freshening up.

PACIFICA Enchanted Roll-On Trio $19
Three of Pacifica’s most beloved scents in this grain alcohol perfume come together to be layered or worn alone. Featuring fab legacy faves, Tuscsan Blood Orange, Indian Conconut Nectar and Tahitian Gardenia. Pacifica’s portable Perfume Roll-Ons are perfect for those who want to take their favorite fragrance with them. It is also a valuable alternative for those who still love the way alcohol carries a scent but do not wish to use a spray. And they are the cutest little gems!

Fromulated without phthalates, parabens, carmine, beeswax, lanolin, mineral oils, propylene glycol, petroleum and peanut oil. No animal testing. 100% Vegan and cruelty-free.

 

ulta perfect wink

This is one of my favorite collections of the holidays. A crazy good deal a $25 this is one to treat yourself to. With 3 full size products and two deluxe sized samples this is everything you need for gorgeous eyes. The Lorac liner was new to me and wow is it easy to use. Perfect for people like me who love the look of liquid liner but have a shaky hand. I seriously love everything in this collection and the little handbag it comes in is perfect for a night out on the town. Just enough room to carry the essentials.

The Perfect Wink Ulta $25 (Sold out online maybe available in store?)
All the tools to create and the perfect eye! Five best selling beauty products tissue wrapped in a black metallic mesh zipper wristlet.

This set contains:

  • Benefit, They’re Real Mascara
  • Laura Geller GlamLASH
  • Mally Beauty LE  Volumizing Mascara (Full Size)
  • STILA Smudgestick Waterproof Eye Liner in Bluefin (Full size)
  • Lorac Front of the Line PRO Liquid Eyeliner in Black (Full size)

 

Ulta has so many great holiday collections and most are exclusive and limited editions. So hurry to your local Ulta store or check out Ulta.com to find the perfect gift.

 

*Disclosure: I was sent these products to review for the site, I was not paid to write this post, and I was not compensated for my opinions. The opinions you read here are mine alone.

Erin’s Christmas Must-Have #9!

Make Her Up Must Have's 2014

My must have #9 clean teeth. Ok I might have a little too much fun brushing but it feel therapeutic at times. And you may say “Erin, are you crazy? Who wants a toothbrush” And I’m with you on that you stick a regular brush in a stocking prepare to duck when your kid opens it. But who doesn’t love a really amazing toothbrush and its the type of thing its easy to want but sometimes we won’t budget for ourselves.

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I used to have a Sonicare and the charger got lost so I have been trying other kinds of brushes both manual and electric but something was always missing. Then this little heart breaker the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean entered my life and it was love at first brush. First off it comes in black? A black toothbrush? My signature color now in a brush, swooning.

But don’t let the cool new color options fool you there is much more to this brush.This high tech electric toothbrush has an elegant, modern look the handle has a nice heft to it feels more like ceramic then plastic. And boy does she clean, it has 5 different mode to clean even whitening and gum care! And recharging is a breeze just by drop it into its heavyweight glass tumbler or via its USB-powered case when you’re traveling. For the clean freak or techie in your life they will love this gift. Now excuse me I need to go brush my teeth.

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Philips Sonicare DiamondClean 219.99 – Black, White and Pink (NEW color, launched August’14)
Philips Sonicare DiamondClean removes 7X more plaque than a manual toothbrush, and is proven to whiten teeth in as little as one week and to improve gum health in as little as two weeks. Buying for someone who’s always on the go? They can use DiamondClean’s signature charging travel case with a handy USB port. The sleek black makes it the perfect addition to any dad’s bathroom sink and the new pink color is a great choice for the girly-girl on your list.

 

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Ok so I might be a brushing addict. You can ask Jocelyn after being friends for almost 30 years even she thinks I am crazy how much  I like to brush my teeth. My secret I hate to floss. My teeth are crowded on the bottom which becomes floss tug of war then I win when it slams into my gums making me wince. Not so much fun.

When I heard about the Sonicare AirFloss I was intrigued. Could it keep my from lying to my dentist about supposed religious flossing habits and get the little buggers clean?  I love it. I can fill the chamber with water or mouthwash (my fav) and just line it up between my teeth and push the button.A burst of air sends the liquid between my teeth removing plaque and food brushing left behind. And using it with mouthwash leaves my mouth feeling super fresh and clean. The AirFloss is as fun to use as it is functional. And who doesn’t love a clean mouth?

Philips Sonicare AirFloss 89.99
Give the gift of your dental hygienists’ love with the Philips Sonicare AirFloss, which cleans your entire mouth in just 30 seconds and is proven to remove 5X more plaque in between teeth than a manual brush, Colorful interchangeable nozzles makes it a great gift for yourself or to share.

 

 

*Disclosure: I was sent these products to review for the site, I was not paid to write this post, and I was not compensated for my opinions. The opinions you read here are mine alone.

Just in time for Christmas – check out Anna Sui’s La Nuit de Boheme Gift Set – LIMITED EDITION!

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Are you a fan of Anna Sui, like we are??

The best selling La Nuit de Bohème fragrance is now available for a limited time in this beautiful gift set. Illustrations on the box cover are done in a Mucha style by Japanese artist Hiroshi. How badly do you want this!?

I’m dying over the gorgeous botle, PLUS the body lotion and shower gel that go with it? The gold bottle is heavy, feels expensive. The bottles that come with are not your typical sample-sized bottles. They are HUGE and anyone would be thrilled to get this as a gift!

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La Nuit de Bohème conveys a power that nothing else has. One of elegance and sophistication. Luxury and femininity. There is an air of mystery about it, a seductive allure that captures the heart and stirs the senses. Welcoming the night with open arms, she dances into it, aware of her flirty, girly charm. The fragrance opens with a fizz of champagne citrus and midnight blackberry, then deepens to gilded lotus flower, Rose Petale™ and the lengthening play of evening with sunset oud wood. As a final finish, it plays out with cedarwood heart, Haitian vanilla orchid, Indonesian patchouli and golden amber resin. A gilded, glistening fragrance of pure gold.

Notes:
– Top: champagne citrus, midnight blackberry, golden delicious apple.
– Middle: gilded lotus, flower, Rose Petale™, sunset oud wood, topaz, Hinoki incense.
– Base: cedarwood heart, Haitian vanilla orchid, Indonesian patchouli, golden amber resin.

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This set includes:
50 ml Eau de Toilette
90 ml Body Lotion
90 ml Shower Gel

Hurry now – this is a limited edition gift set that won’t be around for long!

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$65 – Plus free shipping!


Lisa Hoffman Beauty Tuscan Fig Bracelet

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I had the chance to check out the Lisa Hoffman fragrance bracelet in Tuscan Fig and its beautiful and unique. It’s that time of year where I start looking for something special for Christmas for my family and friends. This bracelet is a knock out gift, by itself its a beautiful add the fragrance element and its something any woman would love. And there are so many choices of color and fragrance you are sure to find something for everyone.

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The beaded bracelet is pretty and feels great on. My favorite feature is the gorgeous filigree charm, totally in love with the pattern. The bracelet is easy to fill, just remove the bale then pop open the charm and fill with fragrance beads. Snap the charm shut and hook it back to the bracelet and you have a piece of jewelry that looks and smells fantastic. I tried the Tuscan Fig and I can’t get enough.

If bracelets aren’t your thing no worries, there is also a collection of necklaces  and earrings that are just as gorgeous. And the best part you can buy the fragrance beads in different scents to refill your jewelry!

Lisa Hoffman Beauty Tuscan Fig Bracelet $65
Amber-hued resin beads intermingle with rose gold-plated brass and howlite stone beads and a rose gold-plated brass charm to evoke the rich, gourmand scent of Tuscan Fig, comprised of fig, vanilla bean, honeysuckle and coconut wood.
Each bracelet comes with refillable fragrance beads so you can easily refresh the scent in your charm. It’s perfume, we just reinvented the packaging.

Using eco-friendly materials and revolutionary technology, we’ve engineered our fragrance beads to deliver maximum fragrance in a minimalist design. The spherical shape of the beads combined with a proprietary scenting method allows for maximum fragrance throw and scent retention. What this means is that your Fragrance Jewelry was designed to be as fragrant as possible in the most efficient way.

You can purchase this or other great fragrance jewelry items at the Lisa Hoffman Beauty Shop at HSN.

 

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