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All about Eyes!

Rodial’s Glamtox Eye Light SPF 15 ($129 at takes years off your appearance by reversing damage, reducing wrinkles, as well as firming and lifting your eyes. Wave goodbye to puffiness and dark circles!

Rodial turns out one great skincare product after another and their Glamtox Eye Light with SPF15 is no exception. I was just given a sample of Rodial Glamtox Eye Light and it feels great when you apply it, instantly calming and cooling puffy eyes and better yet helps my eyes look rested bright.  Tolook great in the New Year  start your look with Rodial Glamtox Eye Light the perfect base to any look.


Smashbox’s Eye Shadow Trios in Twilight and Panorama ($28 at are perfect. Twilight consists of shimmering white, silver and black; Panorama has pearl, purple taupe, and eggplant shades. Whether you want dramatic or subtle, you’re set.

I am obsessed with Smashbox’s eye trios! I  was just sent some color samples of the Smashbox eyeshadow trios and I have been using them daily I think my other eyeshadows are getting jealous! My favorite has to be Microfilm I’m actually excited to get up each day and try a new look. The coordinated shades make experimenting a breeze I started this week using the matte brown as my base color with a green accent and am now using the gold and metallic green together with a hint of the brown. Every combo I try looks great and really opens my eyes. On top of truly vibrant colors the colors stay true all day!


Smashbox also helps you grab this look with its Waterproof Shadow Liner Duo in Smolder and Slate ($25). The cream shadow glides on smoothly and evenly, giving you the power to create soft, smoky definition in one quick step. The waterproof, crease-proof formula is the modern way to emphasize your eyes!

Yeah for Smashbox! I have always loved their gel liner and have found another eyeliner to covet with Smashbox Waterproof  Shadow Liner Duo.  When the sample showed up on my door I jumped at the chance to try it.  The cream is so smooth and glides on so easy it makes application a snap the color duo is all you need for a sexy smoky eye. If you have days that seem to never end this is the eyeliner for you! This stuff does not move, your eyes will look as great at bedtime as they did when you left the house in the morning. 


Instant Definition Eye Shadow Palettes from Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Inspired by Carmindy ($7.95 at drugstores nationwide) also let you to play up your eyes. Whether it’s the Storm Eye Palette, Ocean Eye Palette, or the Mountain Eye Palette, you can get that smoky eye in no time.

Quick tip from Carmindy: Simply apply the highlight shade under the brow and on the inner corners of the eyes. Sweep on the smoldering lid shade across the lid from the lash line to the crease and smudge a bit under the lower lash line. Finish off by applying the contour shade across the crease.

I have been really impressed with the new Sally Hansen Natural Beauty inspired by Carmindy. I have found some drugstore lines either irritate my skin or having no staying power. All of the Sally Hansen by Carmindy items I have had the luck of sampling have stood out from the rest. With great colors that stay vibrant all day and absolutely no eye irritation. The Sally Hansen eye trios are an affordable eyeshadow product that makes great looking eyes affordable at every price point.


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I love that Smashbox is donating to the Children’s Miracle Network with each purchase! It is great when our Christmas shopping dollars can do double time taking care of others. I also just love Smashbox these kits are perfect for any beauty addict in your life. You get a great discount buying the collections in the Wish Kits and your friend gets the tools to get the perfect look for the holidays!

Smashbox Cosmetics has a great collection this year! Not only are the products in the Wish Collection ($20-59) amazing, but for each product purchased, Smashbox will donate $1 to the Children’s Miracle Network, a non-profit organization that provides medical care, life-saving research and on-going education to sick and injured children. This year you can look glamorous and help those who need it!


I just was sent some Rodial Creme de la Creme and it is perfect for the cold, dry winter air. It quickly absorbs into my skin and leaves it super hydrated and kept my skin from getting red and irritated from the cold.

Rodial Skincare has a fantastic kit that’s perfect for both the holidays and as an introduction to the line – the LA Facelift Kit ($99). It includes five perfectly sized products that are housed in a decadent silver and pink box.


If you haven’t tried Carmindy’s line for Sally Hansen get off the computer and run to the store! I have loved her makeup tips since I started watching What Not To Wear she is the perfect person to headline a new beauty line. My favorite thing about this line is how great it feels on. I was sent a few samples of the line to wear and fell in love such amasing products and a very affordable price which helps in this tough economy. I am wearing 4 of the 5 pieces from the kit right now and I can tell you they feel great on and I love how my face looks polished and pretty but not over done, I just can’t say enough about how much I love this line. Thank you Carmindy and Sally Hansen!

Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Inspired by Carmindy has three kits that make great gifts. The 5 Minute Face Kit has everything you need to achieve a naturally flawless face in just five minutes. The Perfect Smoky Eyes kit helps you to get that elusive smoky eye in no time. The Super Balm kit has three Moisture Plump Lip Shades that take the guess work out of finding your perfect color as they are universally flattering.


A great gift for the hard to shop for lady on your list. Lisa Hoffman’s scents are the perfect gift made from essential oils the scent is made to last and you can easily dabble and mix your own signature scent with the rollerball applicators. I tried a sample of the Tunisian Neroli  and just love the scent. I love that the scents are set up for four stages throughout your day down to a evening scent to help you get a great nights sleep.

Lisa Hoffman Beauty has the perfect scents for whoever is on your list. The Variations Fragrance line ($95) consists of 5 core scents that fit anytime of day. Each scent has four pulse point oils that are designed to complement you in the morning, the afternoon, the evening, and bedtime. Housed in a beautiful leather pouch, they make a fabulous gift.

Erin’s Christmas Must-Have, Number 7!


I am a huge Smashbox fan they have the greatest eyeshadows and simply the best eyeliners. Now you can get two of their best products in a super cute palettle for the holidays. I love the customized color set all put together in the perfect little kit  and even a little look book to get going on a great new look.


Smashbox WISH Eye Wish Palette ($234 Value)
What it is:
A limited-edition mega eye palette that creates an endless array of party-perfect looks.

What it does:
This limited-edition eye palette of 12 shadows, 4 cream eye liners, and a mini Photo Finish Lid Primer creates an endless array of party-perfect eye looks. Use the included step-by-step Get-the-Look Book and discover countless ways to wear these gorgeous shades.

This set contains:
– 0.02 oz Mini Photo Finish Lid Primer
– 12 x 0.06 oz Eyeshadow
– 4 x 0.03 Cream Eye Liner

*Discover the beauty of giving and getting with this dream-come-true array of vibrant shadows, creamy liners and bold lip colors that inspire optimism and hope. With every WISH purchase, $1 will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network*, a non-profit that grants the wish of life to millions of sick or injured kids by providing care and investing in life-saving research. Help Smashbox make miracles happen this holiday. (Donation up to $25,000)


July 4th Patriotic Beauty!‏

Celebrate the July 4th holiday this year with patriotic beauty products. From fun red, white and blue nail polishes and cosmetics to hand soaps and shower gels with formulas culled from favorite U.S. destinations, these products are sure to get you in the American sprit!


Coming soon to your local Bath & Body Works stores is the new American Grown line inspired by great American destinations. Each product in the American Grown line includes natural extracts grown on American soil. I love the big bold colorful bottles and like other Bath & Body Works lines it does not disappoint. I was able to try a sneak peek of Washington Apple and Montana Sky, the Washington Apple scent is good enough to eat, my 4yr old is trying to sneak it from me.  Montana Sky has a great fresh scent, it reminds me of water and clean linen scents really great for spring and summer.

Coming soon to Bath & Body Works the American Grown line will retail at Shower Gels ( $ 12.50 for 24oz) and Handsoap ($ 6.50 for 16 oz)
Bath & Body Works new, limited-edition American Grown collection is comprised of super affordable hand washes and shower gels in big, bold, colorful bottles that are inspired by great American destinations, in scents like Washington Apple, Napa Grape, Siesta Key Lemon, Savannah Mint and Montana Sky.

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I love bright red nails for summer and Sally Hansen has a great shade in Rapid Red! Check out all the great patriotic colors for the 4th of July! With my limited me time I love that Sally Hansen has a formula that is a one coat, quick dry saves me enough time to paint my fingers and toes!

Get patriotic nails in no time flat with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nail Color, which provides fast, flawless application with high-shine and an incredibly quick 60 second drying time. Available in American flag-inspired shades such as Rapid Red, Blazing Blue and Whirlin’ White.

$5.29 Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Fast Dry Nail Color (or at your local drugstore)


I am absolutely in love with the new Smashbox Jet Set Eyeliner in Navy Blue. The shade of blue is brilliant and makes my eyes pop the perfect fun shade that isn’t too bold for daytime. I love that it doesn’t move once I applied it the eyeliner stayed put without smudging  or fading until I washed it off.

Smashbox Cosmetics gel-based Jet Set Eyeliner in Navy Blue makes eyes pop with stay-put creamy color. The waterproof, crease-resistant formula glides on flawlessly to create the perfect eye.

This innovative gel-based waterproof liner stays blendable for 60 seconds then dries to a smudge-proof, budge-proof finish that lasts all day. JET SET is perfect for lining the inner rim of the eye or as a stay-put traditional liner.

$22.00 Jet Set Eyeliner