Archive: Christmas Must-Have’s

~CONTEST #16~ L’Occitane Limited-Edition Shea Butter Body Butters!

Indulge with this exquisitely rich body cream, made with 25% shea butter to envelop dry skin in supreme comfort and softness. Bursting with flavor, its fragrance, is reminiscent of the luscious heart of the mango fruit and its tangy taste and leaves a delicious scent on the body.

The striking design of this Limited Edition collection recalls the baskets made by women of Burkina Faso, West Africa, where L’OCCITANE Shea Butter is sourced. The colors and patterns of each product are inspired by these hand-made baskets and the blazing African sun.

L’Occitane is teaming up with Make Her Up to bring you these AWESOME body creams! FIVE (5) lucky winners will win TWO (2) body butters each!

Woo hoo!!! Enter below! Good luck!

More info on this awesome product here!

HERE’S THE FUN PART!! Make Her Up will be using Rafflecopter to host the giveaways – giving EVERYONE an equal and fair chance at winning. You have MORE THAN ONE way to enter! For an extra chance at winning, complete each of the four entries! Good luck!

*You will be able to enter more than one contest, so enter-away!

CONTEST RULES: US RESIDENTS ONLY, PLEASE

More contests coming!!

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Jocelyn’s Christmas Must-Have #1!

Better late than never? Between the Christmas Giveaway’s we’ve been doing, and my holiday baking (this is to DIE FOR), I am just so behind! Forgive me, I promise it was worth the wait.

This kit is hands down my favorite beauty find of 2012. It will save me hundreds of dollars in the future! I don’t have to drop $25-$30 at the salon anymore, I can now give myself a shellac manicure at home! It’s so easy to use (seriously, it’s a piece of cake), you won’t believe the results you get!

This would make any girl on your Christmas list SO HAPPY! It is awesome!

THINK: Salon results at home, no manicurist necessary.

I was sent this kit to try out for myself, and I have to admit – I was very skeptical. I’ve had shellac manicure’s done in the salons, and I couldn’t imagine doing that MYSELF at home, and having it turn out half as good as it does in the salons. Boy – was I MAJORLY wrong. This kit is so easy, so user-friendly, if you can paint your nails – you can give yourself a shellac manicure at home.

What do you spend when you go for a gel manicure? $25? That’s what I spend! Now, you can save HUNDREDS of dollars doing the exactly same manicure in your own home! It is so simple to use, you won’t believe it!

I’m wearing the gel polish I put on last week, and it still looks brand new – like the day I put it on. I will NEVER go back to the salon again. Not when I can do it myself – at home!

Best part is, the kit is super affordable! I can’t believe this only cost $70. Pick one up yourself, they’re available now!!

WHAT IT IS: The at-home alternative to a salon mainstay: the gel manicureProfessional, high-shine, no dry time and long-wear—these are the qualities that have made millions of women gel manicure converts. But as any gel manicure devotee can attest, these perks are also what make the manicures so expensive—and time-consuming. That’s why the innovators at Sally Hansen are taking the manicurist out of the equation and putting professional results at your fingertips with the new Salon InstaGel Strips™ and Salon GelPolish™, two unique systems that equip you with everything you need to replicate a state-of-the-art gel manicure. Delivering mirror shine, no dry time and indestructible, chip-free wear for up to 14 days, each easy-to-apply system makes you your own manicurist at afraction of the price. With Sally Hansen, you can effortlessly get the salon manicure you covet without leaving home—or breaking the bank.

FOR PROFESSIONAL RESULTS IN 2 EASY STEPS

Speed up your gel manicure and get the same lasting results with the Salon InstaGel Strips™, a breakthrough, easy-to-use innovation exclusive to Sally Hansen featuring UV-cured real nail polish appliqués. The two-step gel manicure is quick and simple: Just cleanse nails and apply the nail polish strips, then apply the gel top coat. Cure nails under the Mini LED light, swipe nails with the cleaning pad, and voila—maximum shine and wear. Available in 16 solid colors and 8 designs and infused with nourishing Vitamin E, the easy-apply strips come off fuss-free with Acetone polish remover. The Starter Kit features everything you need for a complete Salon InstaGel Strips™ manicure, including:

  • 16 V-cured real nail polish appliqués (8 size choices for the perfect fit)
  • Quick-Cure gel top coat
  • Mini LED Light
  • Application Accessories: Cuticle stick, buffer and alcohol cleaning pad

FOR PROFESSIONAL RESULTS, MINUS THE MANICURIST
If you’re a tried-and-true manicure maven who’s ready to stop frequenting the salon and start saving money, go for the Salon GelPolish™, a professional-grade system that delivers the total salon experience home, at a great value complete with 16 exclusive shades. Just like at the salon, the system “cures” nails using an LED light for a fast, long-lasting gel manicure with no dry time. In just three easy steps—applying base coat, gel nail color, and gel top coat—the system delivers salon results. The Starter Kit features everything you need for up to 10 manicures, from prep to application to removal:

  • Cleanser Pads
  • Base Coat
  • Color (choice of three shades)
  • Top Coat
  • Remover
  • LED Light
  • Application Accessories: Cuticle stick, buffer and alcohol cleaning pad

Ready to keep coloring? Replenish your gel manicure essentials with the Prep Kit, which includes everything you need – Base Coat, Top Coat and Cleanser Pads – at a great value.

WHAT THEY COST: Salon InstaGel Strips™ Starter Kit ($29.99), Salon GelPolish Starter Kit ($69.99), Refill Kit ($19.99). Also available for sale separately: Salon InstaGel Strips™ ($14.99); Base Coat, Top Coat & Nail Color ($12.99 each); Alcohol Wipes & Remover ($4.99 each).

WHERE TO FIND THEM: Beginning November 2012, these Sally Hansen launches are available at chain drug stores, food stores and mass retailers nationally.

Don’t want to commit to buying the full kit? Why not try out with the Starter Kit! It’s only $30!

~CONTEST #12~ Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer!

Make Her Up is happy to team up with Hourglass, and giveaway this awesome duo of products! This set contains a pair of bestselling Hourglass primers that ensure your skin looks flawless and your makeup looks freshly applied all day long.

Both primers in this kit are designed for all skin types. Veil mineral primer SPF 15 is water-resistant and neutralizes redness (even rosacea) to create an even skintone, minimizes the appearance of all visible pores, fine lines, imperfections and extends the durability of all makeup applied on top of it. No. 28 Primer Serum is infused with 28 ultra hydrating ingredients to nourish your skin. This silky, lightweight oil blend glides on and quickly absorbs to hydrate the skin, refine the appearance of visible pores, and prepare your skin for makeup application.

This set contains:
– 0.16 oz No. 28 Primer Serum
– 0.33 oz Veil Mineral Primer

THREE (3) lucky winners will win this set!!

HERE’S THE FUN PART!! Make Her Up will be using Rafflecopter to host the giveaways – giving EVERYONE an equal and fair chance at winning. You have MORE THAN ONE way to enter! For an extra chance at winning, complete each of the four entries! Good luck!

*You will be able to enter more than one contest, so enter-away!

CONTEST RULES: US RESIDENTS ONLY, PLEASE

More contests coming!!

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Last-minute Christmas gifts you can still have delivered on time!!

Check out BeautyBar.com‘s most coveted must-haves to surprise the beauty lover in your life for the holidays. The Holiday Gift Guide at BeautyBar.com makes it so simple to pick up a present for anyone on your list, whether you’re shopping for the perfect, elegant fragrance for your mom, a bold lipstick for your fashionista sister or a luxe stocking stuffer for your Secret Santa at work, BeautyBar.com is the ultimate online boutique to find tried-and-true essentials and discover new favorites from the most exclusive, chic domestic and international brands.

BONUS! Did we mention that they have convenient 1-2 day shipping (same day in Manhattan if ordered before 10 am), free samples with every order and a no-questions-asked, year-round return policy? Woot woot!

Avon For Her Fragrance Sampler

This limited-edition fragrance sampler set includes eight of Avon’s best-selling fragrances, including: Unplugged for Her, Step into Sexy, Outspoken and Outspoken Intense by Fergie. Even better, the sampler includes a voucher for a full-sized bottle of your fragrance of choice, making it the perfect present for indecisive buyers or receivers.

Price: $23.00; includes 8 deluxe (.05 fl. Oz) trial sizes BUY HERE!

Hästens Travel Pillow

With 100% duck down this travel pillow is the perfect accessory to guarantee a little beauty rest while you’re travelling during the holidays – whether by air, train, or automobile. Or use it as a makeup bag and zip it up with your loose beauty items with the rugged blue check fabric out. Then when you have settled in to your seat for your long trip reverse the pillow to expose the soft cotton and down interior.

WHERE TO FIND IT: Hästens Stores nationwide; www.hastens.com

Brazilian Peel

This is the perfect peel  to jump start the skin during winter (and party season!) The patented, self-neutralizing Brazilian Peel firms and tones skin, and reduces fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes, and uneven skintone, all the while helping you maintain a radiant, youthful complexion.  Formulated with 30 percent glycolic acid, the nourishing antioxidant açaì, and the innovative Q-Mag Neutralizer, Brazilian Peel is the first professional-strength peel designed to deliver deeper, long-lasting results at home.

Price: $78.00; four applications

Where to Buy: Sephora.com