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Ultimate Valentine Gift Guide!

 

If you are still trying to find that perfect Valentines gift I have compiled a list of great gifts  sure to please your Valentine!

 

I love the Hen House Apron line, very high quality and the cocktail cut is such a cute idea. Be the cutest cook in the kitchen with this beautiful apron and if your really daring maybe just the apron and a pair of heels!

Hen House Linens Cocktail Apron in Divine Scarlett! Cocktail Apron ($25):

This “One size fits everybody” apron hits above the knee with a generous pocket and wide grosgrain ribbon wraps around and ties in front.

 

A beautiful palette while it might strike you as simple compared to some of its competitors. This palette is all about quality a great line of long wearing makeup that can go from a fresh faced day to night look with one collection.

Day and Night Neutrals Eye, Lip and Cheek Palette ($37.50)
Tips: For daytime, choose the pale pink or champagne eye shadow to brighten your eyes, sweep the pale pink blush on the apples of your cheeks for that fresh look and add a hint of color and shine with the nude or coral lip gloss.

For nighttime, use a pale eye shadow on the eyelid and to highlight the brow bone. Then, brush the dark eye shadow along the upper and lower lash lines toward the outer corner, using a sweeping motion and blend into the crease to create depth. Use the deep rose blush to contour the cheeks and finish with the mauve lip gloss for a sophisticated look.

Novelty Lips Boxer $14.99

Add a little whimsy to his Valentine with these cute boxers from Avon. They are super soft and can be a great reminder to him of your special times together.

Avon Sexy Cupped Chemise Reg. $19.99

Super soft and black looks great on any skin tone. Your guy will be sure to take notice in this outfit. Figure-flattering contoured cups. Adjustable straps have rosette accents.

Loving Moments Necklace $19.99

Silvertone and pavé hearts. 16 1/2″ L with 3 1/2″ extender. Comes in a ready-to-give heart-shaped nesting box with ribbon tie.

GOOD TO KNOW
All of Avon’s jewelry is nickel-free for those with sensitive skin & allergies to nickel.

 Bath & Body Works Island Paradise Signature Collection featuring Aruba Coconut, Rio Rumberry and Bali Mango. Although the weather is chilly, get in the tropical state of min.

Aruba Coconut

Top Notes: Juicy Thai Mango, Fuji Apple, White Nectarine
Mid Notes: Passionflower, Vanilla Orchid, Casaba Melon
Dry Notes: Coconut Cream, Tahitian Vanilla, Indonesian Sandalwood

Rio Rumberry
Top Notes: Thai Papaya, Tangelo, Fresh Coconut Water, Sparkling Summer Lemon
Mid Notes: Tiare Flower Plumeria, Watery Starfruit
Dry Notes: Coconut Cream, Tahitian Vanilla, Indonesian Sandalwood

Bali Mango
Top Notes: Sparkling Tangerine, Asian Apple, Peony
Mid Notes: Thai Lychee, Passion Flower, Pink Rose, Nectarine
Dry Notes: Raspberry Coulis, Skin Musk, Sugar Woods

Body Lotion ($11), Shower Gel ($11), Fragrance Mist ($12.50) Triple Moisture Body Cream ($12.50), Glowing Body Scrub ($14),

Bath & Body Works and www.bathandbodyworks.com

 

Disclosure: MHU receives complimentary samples to review different products. All opinions are 100% our own and honest.

Sue Devitt Spring 2010 A Southern Seas Sojourn Collection‏

A beautiful collection from Sue Devitt, the Southern Seas Sojourn is the perfect mix of sumptuous shades for summer. Not just another pretty collection, Sue Devitt cosmetics are made of the highest quality ingredients that combine anti-aging properities with hydrating marine minerals.

I was sent some samples from this line to check out and my favorite item has to be the Hydrating Marine Mineral palette the colors are perfection. It gives my face a great sun kissed glow and the coral and pink shades make the perfect summer eye look.

NEW Hydrating Marine Minerals Destination Eye & Cheek Palette
Spring 2010 A Southern Seas Sojourn Collection

Product Details: NEW Hydrating Marine Minerals Destination Eye & Cheek Palette in Solomon Islands is Sue’s artistic interpretation from her expedition in the South Pacific. The dual purpose palette features a stunning blend of coral, pink, and bronze shades in an advanced hydrating mineral formulation that combines sea and marine ingredients, hydrating flower derivatives from nature, and other nourishing elements in an encapsulated, proprietary delivery system. Ceramides and Hyaluronic Acid combine to capture water from the air and continuously deliver to the skin, increasing skin’s moisture level and vitality, while providing longwearing color. This palette also features Tamanu Essence, an antioxidant-rich ingredient Sue discovered in the Solomon Islands that helps to nurture delicate skin and brings a native component of this exotic region to the palette.

The Solomon Islands Palette is inspired by the depth and diversity of the intricate underwater beauty Sue encountered in the South Pacific. Sue returned from discovering the untrammeled sparsely populated islands of the South Seas with a deep affinity for preserving this paradise of raw beauty. Proceeds from the Destination Eye & Cheek Palette in Solomon Islands benefit non-profit organization Coral Reefs in the South Pacific (CRISP) to help protect the ecosystems.

Key Ingredients & Benefits:

* Tamanu Essence – An antioxidant-rich ingredient that nurtures and hydrates delicate skin
* Ceramide 2 – Anti-aging properties promote vital, youthful looking skin; synergistic formula actively increases internal collagen production, promotes healthy circulation and restores critical energy
* Hyaluronic Acid – Helps the skin absorb water from the air and restores natural elasticity
* Sea Butter™ – A unique marine fortified shea butter that deeply hydrates
* Sea Salt Concentrate – Offers skin-softening benefits and acts as a natural preservative

To Use: Using the Sue Devitt Blush Brush, swirl together all four shades and dust across forehead, nose and cheeks for an all-over bronze, sun-kissed look. Dust the coral reef, shell, and neptune pink shades high on the apple of the cheeks for a beautiful, healthy glow. To create depth and contour, sweep the sea bronze shade underneath the cheekbones and along the bridge of the nose. Each individual shade may also be worn as eye shadow, and applied with the Sue Devitt Eyebase Brush.

Shade: NEW Solomon Islands (coral reef, shell pink, neptune pink, sea bronze).

Price/Availability: $37.50 at suedevittbeauty.com

Lip Enhancing Gloss
Spring 2010 A Southern Seas Sojourn Collection

Product Details: This luxurious lip enhancing formulation creates a visibly fuller look while imparting a gorgeous, sheer wash of color. Lip Enhancing Gloss fills in fine lines and wrinkles to give lips a smoother, fuller appearance. Simply swipe over bare lips, or over lipstick, for sheer shine and a natural, healthy hint of color.

Key Ingredients & Benefits:

* Marine Filling Spheres – Smooth out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
* Marine Collagen – Promotes elasticity
* Dermaxyl – A unique blend of Ceramide 2 and peptides that promote collagen production and create a barrier to minimize bleeding
* Ceramides – Renowned for its anti-aging properties that promote vital, youthful looking skin; a synergistic formula that actively increases internal collagen production, promotes healthy circulation and restores critical energy
* Orchid Extract – A natural moisturizer that helps firm skin, fight free radicals, promotes healthy radiance and protects the skin’s vitality with antioxidants and reparative properties
* Menthol Crystals – Imparts a light, fresh mint scent

Shades: NEW Telina (matte rich pink), Bermuda Triangle (sheer peach), Trinity Beach (sparkling nude), and Coral Sea (natural rose).

Price/Availability: $22 at suedevittbeauty.com

NEW Lip Intensifier Pencil
Spring 2010 A Southern Seas Sojourn Collection

Product Details: NEW Lip Intensifier Pencil features a unique formulation that moisturizes while intensifying natural color to maximize the appearance of the lips and to enhance natural lip shape. It offers a soft, velvety texture while locking in natural, beautiful color.

Key Ingredients & Benefits:

* Hyaluronic Filling Spheres – Smooth out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and enhance natural lip shape
* Aloe Vera – Binds moisture to the skin
* Hibiscus Extract – Contains antioxidants and properties of Vitamin E that increase skin’s moisture and minimize the appearance of fine lines
* Paraben Free

Shades: NEW Kirakira (nude), NEW Malaita (pink nude), NEW Bellona (dusty rose) and NEW Tinakula (deep nude).

Price/Availability: $22 at suedevittbeauty.com

For our readers in NYC- Sue Devitt blogger event- TONIGHT!‏

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For you lucky readers in NYC if you are free this evening head by the Sue Devitt event at the Tracy Resse Boutique. There will be complimentary makeup application and a special gift with purchase. RSVP to: rsvp@suedevittbeauty.com to request a preferred time.

Have fun I will be wishing I was there from the rainy NW!


Resist the urge to burn/smudge/smear!

Warm weather can put even our favorite beauty products to the test – smudging our mascara, melting our foundation and even creasing our shadows. Fret not – the industry’s favorite beauty brands come to the rescue with products that resist the temptation to let us down…

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Laura Geller Barely There Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 Water Resistant – A new foundation, sunscreen and antioxidant moisturizer in one! Light diffusing mineral pigments diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in an oil-free formula, fragrance free and hypoallergenic formula that’s highly portable (a tube with pump top for metered, travel-friendly use.) Available in Fair, Light, Medium and Dark shades. $30.00 – HERE!

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BORBA Advanced Aging Flawless Hand Crème SPF 25 Water Resistant – a water resistant hand treatment that repairs, renews and hydrates with Acai and Argan Oil to penetrate deeply. Kojic Acid helps brighten and tone as UVA, UVB and UVC protectors keep hands safe from the sun…without having to constantly re-apply. Non greasy, dry touch formula retails for $45 on Borba.com, QVC and QVC.com.

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Too Faced LOCK DOWN Creaseless Cream Shadows – a creaseless, water resistant dose of creamy, rich color. Whether it’s a nice neutral or a bangin’ bold shade, LOCK DOWN has ultimate lasting power. Four sultry shades retailing for $18.50 each at Sephora and Too Faced.com.

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Sue Devitt Beauty Lash Line Enhancer – a rich black, revolutionary formula thickens and volumizes lashes at the root when applied along the lash line. Applicator provides precise control and instant color impact while the formula is infused with Orchid Extract, a natural moisturizer plus hydrating marine properties and soothing aloe nurture delicate eye area. It offers a unique hold with extremely black pigments that won’t fade in a water resistant and smudge proof formulation. Retails for $20 at Barney’s, Barney’s.com, Beauty.com.

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IT Cosmetics Get Wet Waterproof Highlighter and Bronzer – offers a truly waterproof formula that gives a head to toe glow that will last through a mid-afternoon swim or all out beach fest. Get Wet, which consists of one bronzer shade and two highlighter shades, is a fantastic all in one product for face, body, eyes and even lips. It can be used to sculpt your face and body for super-sexy definition. When applied strategically, it can sculpt cheek bones, minimize the appearance of a double chin, enhance cleavage and abs and even make legs appear more toned. The Vitamin E enriched Get Wet powders won’t cling to fine lines and wrinkles and is perfect for ALL skin tones. $32 at itcosmetics.com

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Per-fekt Body Perfection Gel – is a three-in-one moisturizer, color and glimmer gel that features a lightweight, mousse-like texture for even application. Enriched with Shea Butter, Ceramids, Isododecene, an emollient and skin conditioner that helps maintain hydration, and Hyaluronic Microspheres that re-hydrate, firm, tone and improve elasticity, Body Perfection Gel leaves skin looking flawless! Skin not only looks and feels better, but long-term hydration is increased to help prevent the appearance of aging. Fragrance-free and sweat, water and transfer-resistant, Per-fect Body Perfection Gel instantly softens the appearance bruises, scars and cellulite, resulting in skin that is even-toned and radiant! Retails for $48 at Sephora, HSN, Takashimaya and Fred Segal.