Beauty by Design: Artis x Nicole Guerriero Limited Edition Holiday Brushes

Looking for more gift ideas for the beauty lover on your list? How about something that’s extra special. Everyone loves receiving something that is made in small batches. We love limited edition gifts because we know not too many people will have them, once they are sold out, they are gone. This makes them very special, almost exclusive. One such beauty item is the Artis x Nicole Guerriero Limited Edition Holiday Brush Set, a trio of beautifully designed makeup brushes perfect for gifting any makeup junkie.

Artis, makers of the stunningly designed, ergonomic makeup brushes, has teamed up with beauty creator sensation Nicole Guerriero to create a limited-edition holiday gift set, the Artis x Nicole Guerriero Limited Edition Holiday Brushes, complete with gorgeous custom packaging. Whether the beauty lover on your list is a makeup pro or enthusiast, these cosmetic brushes make a must-have beauty gift. These brushes showcase trademarked CosmeFibre technology, a revolutionary engineered fiber created by Artis, and an ergonomic handle for delivering effective, flawless results.

The Artis x Nicole Guerriero Limited Edition Holiday Brush Set consists of the following brushes:

  1. Elite Mirror Oval 6:  The best selling size Artis brush in the world; this brush is a favorite among makeup artists and celebrities for applying foundation, concealer, highlighter, blush, contour, and even skincare formulas.
  2. Elite Mirror Oval 3:  This compact brush is a great size and shape to expertly apply and blend products on and around the eyelid area; including a focused application of foundation, contour or concealer to key areas of the face.
  3. Elite Mirror Linear 1:  A revolutionary brush designed so that a thin row of patented CosmeFibre makes creating line shapes easier.  In fact, whether you’re filling in your brows or lining your eyes, this brush is superb to use, because the line it draws can be as narrow as only a couple millimeters wide.

The #NicoleGxArtis Special 3 Brush Set is available for $99.00 on www.ArtisBrush.com.

What’s New in Skincare: Dermalogica PreCleanse Balm

Have you ever washed your face and thought it was clean but then you use your toner and still see traces of dirt, oil, or your makeup? Did you know the average person spends less time than recommended cleansing their skin? This isn’t sufficient enough to remove all the make-up, sunscreen, excess oil, and environmental pollutants that build up throughout the day. In the age of long-wearing makeup, super harsh environmental allergens, and crazy climate phenomena, you need a product that will truly clean your skin without stripping it. Thankfully, there is a product that does wonders in thoroughly cleansing your skin to leave it wonderfully clean, the Dermalogica PreCleanse Balm.

The Dermalogica PreCleanse Balm ($45.00) is “step zero” in Dermalogica’s exclusive Double Cleanse technique. It attracts and dissolves the layer of buildup that typically blocks your regular cleanser. This unique cleansing balm cuts through the buildup in just one application, setting the stage for your healthiest-looking skin ever. We’ve been using it for a few weeks now and not only has our skin improved from being truly clean, our face looks less oily. We’re also enjoying supple and soft skin as the temperature outside continues to decrease. A water-activated formula that transforms from a balm to an oil, the Dermalogica PreCleanse Balm is an innovative take on Dermalogica’s iconic, top-selling PreCleanse Oil.

This oil-based cleanser is ideal for normal to dry skin types. It features a Natural Biolipid Complex that locks in hydration and reinforces the skin barrier while Apricot Kernel Oil helps nourish the skin – AND it comes with a double-sided, ergonomically-designed mitt for enhanced cleansing and exfoliation! How do you use it? Check out the easy steps below:

  • Step 0: Dispense the balm onto the cleansing mitt or directly to the dry palm of your hand. Massage into dry skin. Add water to emulsify and transform the balm into a lightweight cleansing milk. Rinse.
  • Step 1: Apply your Dermalogica Cleanser to remove any leftover traces of PreCleanse Balm and impurities for a professional level of clean. Skin is left soft, nourished and ready to receive the benefits of your regular skin care regimen.

The Dermalogica PreCleanse Balm comes in a 3.0 oz/90 mL tube with the cleansing mitt and retails for $45.00. Find it at leading Dermalogica Spas and Salons, Ulta Beauty, Bluemercury, and www.Dermalogica.com.

Scent of a Woman: Coqui Coqui X Club Monaco Spring 2018 Collection

Ladies, are you ready for the ultimate in sensory experiences? Are you ready to yield to an aromatic journey like no other? Then you are ready for the Coqui Coqui X Club Monaco Spring 2018 Collection. The Coqui Coqui Perfumeria offers an expansive range of unique, original scents in perfumes, candles, and diffusers. These captivating scents capture the natural tropical scents of the Yucatan Peninsula in southeastern Mexico. The powerful and varied assortment of the region’s tropical flowers, woods, and spices, as well as its lush jungles, and ancient Mayan culture perfectly conveys the exotic and colorful lifestyle of this tropical escape.

The fresh, original fragrances at Coqui Coqui Perfumeria boasts thirteen fragrances to date, produced as individual scents and available as other products, from bath oils to room scents and beeswax candles. These exclusive scents include:

  1. LAVMAN (Lavender & Chamomile) – A gentle mix of the soft floral scent of lavender and chamomile flowers
  2. MADERAS  (Sandalwood & Tropical Woods) – The woodsy and dry aroma of wet earth woodlands and freshly chopped roots
  3. ROSAS SECAS (Dried Roses) – Powdery and feminine with a subtle twist of fresh tobacco leaves
  4. FLOR DE NARANJO (Orange Blossom) – Fresh, sweet, citrusy and lively
  5. NEROLI NEGRO (Black Neroli) – Honeyed notes and spicy facets
  6. ROSAS FRESCAS (Fresh Roses) – The freshness of white rose petals
  7. AGAVE (Tropical Agave) – Blue agave with an intense golden color
  8. TABACO (Tobacco leaves) -An elegant scent of strong, warm tobacco leaves
  9. COCO COCO (Coconut) – Soft and sensual, with a subtle bitter green edge
  10. CITGER (Citronella & Geranium) – The zesty citrus scents act as a natural mosquito repellent
  11. FLOR DE MAYO (Frangipani) – The sweet and warm Plumeria flower with a touch of Jasmine
  12. EUCACED  (Eucaliptus & Ceder) – A woodsy, fresh aroma from the eucalyptus leaves and lush cedar freshness
  13. MENLI (Mint & Lime) – Citrusy and delicious lime with sweet notes of fresh mint

The Coqui Coqui X Club Monaco Spring 2018 Collection featured the Vela Aromatica Scented Candle ($75.00) in Coco Coco, Tabaco, Flor de Naranjo, Flor de Mayo, Roses Frescas, Roses Secas, and Maderas; the Aroma de Ambiente Room Diffuser (375ml – $135.00 and 750ml – $235.00) in Coco Coco, Tabaco, Flor de Naranjo, and Roses Frescas; the Agua de Perfume Eau de Parfum (100ml – $125.00) in Coco Coco, Flor de Mayo, Roses Frescas, Roses Secas, Maderas, and Agave; the Colonia de Ambiente Room & Linen Spray (100ml – $72.00) in Coco Coco, Flor de Naranjo, Roses Frescas, and Lavman; the Agua de Colonia Eau de Cologne (100ml – $92.00) in Tabaco and Flor de Naranjo; the Aceite de Baño Bath Oil (100ml – $62.00) in Coco Coco, Roses Frescas, and Tabaco; and the Colonia Repelente Mosquito Repellent (55ml x 2 bottles/box – $45.00) in Citger.

What are your thoughts on the Coqui Coqui X Club Monaco Spring 2018 Collection? You can preview the collection at Club Monaco’s 160 5th Avenue location, and learn more about the luxury fragrance brand on www.coquicoqui.com.

Game Night, Holiday Edition: Watch Ya’ Mouth Party Game

Remember the days when game night was incredibly fun? Whether you got together with family or friends, the evening was filled with good times and lots of laughter. Somewhere along the way, life may have got in the way and perhaps those treasured game nights were lost. What if it could be that way again? With the holiday season almost upon us, what better time to get together with family, friends, or coworkers for an epic night of laughter and game night fun. And have we got the perfect game for you. This holiday, why not enjoy a night or several of Watch Ya’ Mouth, the hilarious party game that forces you and your friends to try to understand each other, while looking silly. The Watch Ya’ Mouth party game forces you to ask, “would your friends, family, or coworkers understand what you are saying while wearing a mouth guard? Could you lead each other to game night victory?

We’ve all laughed at the real life videos of drugged up patients as they are sitting in the dentist’s chair. Their mouths full of cotton, rambling on hilariously while not making much sense. Or maybe you remember the hilarious scene with Melissa McCarthy getting her teeth whitened in the movie The Boss. This game brings the hilarity of those moments to your home or office for hours of laughter filled fun. The Watch Ya’ Mouth Party Game is very easy to play, just pop the plastic mouthpiece into your mouth, select the phrases you want to say to your teammate, set the 30 second timer, read the phrase, and prepare for non-stop laughter.

The Watch Ya’ Mouth Party Game is available in several versions, including the Original board game, Mobile App version, Redneck, Adult (NSFW) for those adult only get-togethers, and a Children’s version; the game also has expansion packs available for even more fun game nights. Want to see the hilarious Watch Ya’ Mouth Party Game in action? Check out the video below (we dare you not to laugh):

This holiday, give the gift of laughter to your family, friends, or coworkers for only $19.99 for the Original Game, $24.99 for the Throwdown Edition, $58.96 for the Adult Game Bundle, $45.97 for the Family Bundle, or $84.94 for the Full Monty Bundle which includes base game, 2 family-safe, family-fun expansion packs (ages 8+), and 3 NSFW expansion packs (adults 18+). Are you ready for a holiday season of non-stop laughter?

GIVEAWAY: Enter to Win Hair Tools from Bed Head and PRO Beauty Tools

This season’s hair trends are all over the place, there are lots of waves, raked out big loose curls, multiple textures, updos, large low buns, etc. Basically it’s almost anything goes, which is wonderful news for celebrating how you want to wear your hair. Two of the biggest trends we’re seeing are waves and very loose, large curls and we will be giving two lucky My Life on and Off the Guest List readers the opportunity to enjoy these hair trends all season long. We’re giving away these hair tools – the PRO Beauty Tools 1 ¼” Professional Gold Curling Iron, or the Bed Head Wave Artist Tourmaline Ceramic Deep Waver, to keep your tresses looking fab for fall.

PRO Beauty Tools and Bed Head bridges the gap between Salon Professional and retail hair appliances by offering a line of high performance, top quality styling tools at retail friendly prices. These professional, yet affordable hair tools are the must-have beauty tools to create your hair, your way.

PRO Beauty Tools 1 ¼” Professional Gold Curling Iron

Create long-lasting bouncy curls and waves with PRO Beauty Tools Professional Gold 1 1/4″ Curling Iron.  The professional-performance of it’s gold barrel lock curls in place for up to 24 hours.  It’s gold barrel conducts high, even heat up to 430°F. It’s variable heat settings makes it great to use on all hair types, from fine to coarse. It boasts rapid heat recovery, a patented pulse technology that ensures optimum heat levels and consistent performance. It also features a cool tip, ergonomic handle design, a professional 8” swivel cord, and along with this 1 1/4″ barrel, it’s also available in a 1″ and 1 1/2″.

Bed Head Wave Artist Tourmaline Ceramic Deep Waver

Masterfully sculpt waves that everyone will notice with the Bed Head Wave Artist Tourmaline Ceramic Deep
Waver. It’s Deep Waver Plates gives hair distinctive, masterfully sculpted waves. It’s Tourmaline Ceramic Technology leaves your hair softer, with shinier waves without any frizz. It boasts a Rheostat Dial with multiple heat settings and a 30 second fast heat-up to 400⁰F. The Wave Artist also features instant heat recovery, a locking switch, and a tangle-free swivel cord.  You’ll be on your way to the perfect wavy hairstyle whether your hair is short, medium length, or long.

Both hair tools retail for $29.99 each, but as we stated above, we’re giving away one of each to two lucky readers. For a chance to win either the PRO Beauty Tools 1 ¼” Professional Gold Curling Iron, or the Bed Head Wave Artist Tourmaline Ceramic Deep Waver, enter via our Rafflecopter entry form below:

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Titan by Silk’n: The Latest Must-Have Anti-Aging Beauty Device

How we’d love to live a life of luxury where we can get pampered whenever we desire. We’d love nothing for than our face to look radiant and youthful, and our skin to be glowing. But spa visits don’t come cheap unless you take advantage of those twice a year $50 Spa Week deals and plastic surgery is too expensive. But there is hope for affordable beauty treatments you can enjoy. If you’re ready to reduce your fine lines and wrinkles and lift and tighten your sagging skin, keep reading. It’s the latest must-have, anti-aging beauty device, the Titan by Silk’n Skin Tightening and Lifting Beauty Device.

The Titan by Silk’n Skin Tightening and Lifting Beauty Device is the most advanced and least invasive way to tighten the skin. This breakthrough at-home device works from the inside out to activate the body’s natural restoration process. It features infrared energy which increases blood circulation to improve skin tone and texture, it uses LED Light Energy to grow new collagen to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and boasts RF Energy to penetrate deep beneath the skin to contract connective tissue, remodel collagen and strengthen elastin to lift and tighten sagging skin. Basically, it seeks out your damaged tissue and repairs it.

What makes the Titan by Silk’n such a breakthrough beauty essential? This at-home hand-held device uses the same technology offered by leading dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons. Unlike with surgical procedures and many medical spa treatments, the Titan by Silk’n requires no recovery time and is suitable for the entire face and neck. It is the first of its kind that has been clinically tested, FDA cleared and proven to safely tighten facial skin from the comfort of your home. When used with the Slider Gel, which acts as a conductor and is required to emit the energy deep beneath the skin), the Titan by Silk’n Tightening and Lifting Beauty Device should be used twice a week, for 10 weeks. The total treatment time for one single treatment zone takes 15 minutes and it is recommended that you treat
each area individually.

The Titan by Silk’n (with included Slider Gel) retails for $269.00, which is a much more affordable option than any facial or plastic surgery procedure. The Titan is suitable for both women and men, all skin types and skin colors and makes a wonderful holiday gift.

Must Have: Precidio Design Reusable Snack in the Box & Drink in the Box

Raise your hands if you love snacks and keep some in your purse, at home, and at work for when you’re feeling peckish. Of course, we usually carried our snacks around in baggies, which not only can open up in your purse, your snacks can get crushed. The same thing goes for reusable water/juice bottles. We’re not saying to put your beverage in baggies (perish the thought), but many water bottles tend to be a bit bulky or take up a lot of space in your bag. In comes Precidio Design and their range of stylish, reusable, BPA, BPS and Phthalate free drink and food storage products. The Precidio Design Snack in the Box Unique and Precidio Design Drink in the Box Unique containers are the coolest on-the-go containers to hit the market.

The Precidio Design Snack in the Box Unique features two separate chambers that each holds 6 ounces of your favorite dry snacks. Using USA-made Tritan, the body and the Tritan pop-up lids let you easily pour out the snack from each chamber individually. The Precidio Design Snack in the Box Unique keeps your snacks from being crushed or mushed and works as portion control so you don’t eat more than you planned.

The Precidio Design Drink in the Box Unique features a new slim and sleek way to carry your drink. Also made from tough USA-made Tritan™, this range of drink boxes are extremely durable. They boast a pop-up lid that won’t leak or squirt, so is safe in a bag or purse, and an integrated straw that is made from medical-grade food safe silicone. Its one-hand operation makes it perfect for use while working, studying or working out at the gym. Just snap this unique juice/water box’s secured lid closed to protect from spills! Love infused water? Add fruits slices, berries, mint or other flavors in your Precidio Design Drink in the Box for a tasty, low-sugar drink.

The Precidio Design Unique storage containers are available in four designs: Black on Black, Black lid with a Clear body, White on White, and White lid with a Clear body. You can choose to show off your healthy snacks or drinks, or discreetly carry your favorite treats and beverages. Both Precidio Design storage containers are easy to disassemble, are dishwasher-friendly, and will look new for more than 1500 dishwasher cycles (3-5 years!). The 12oz Drink in the Box Unique container is available for $14.99 each, while the 6oz Snack in the Box Unique retails for $9.99. Both are available now on www.amazon.com.

The Most Valuable Commodity: Fine Unisex Fragrances for Fall

What is your most valuable singular commodity? For us, it’s the sense of self. Knowing what makes us who we are. This ranges from our family and friends, our favorite colors, music, foods, and of course fragrances. A fragrance is a very personal thing. Not everyone will like the same scents, plus our body chemistry adds to how the final notes of a fragrance are received. We change our fragrance with our moods, and sometimes the season, or not at all. Do you do this as well? As we stated, a fragrance is a very personal thing, and we are set in our likes. So when we find a new fragrance that blows us over, we get excited. We were recently introduced to the stunningly modern range of fragrances from Commodity, a unisex and cruelty-free collection of fine, body and home fragrances.

The unisex Commodity fine fragrance range is available in three collections, the Platinum Collection – a collection boasting rich, indulgent, and luxurious fragrances boasting such scents: Tonka, Vetiver, Leather, Orris, and Bergamot; the dark, complex, and intense Black Collection, featuring Book, Gin, Moss, Whiskey, and Wool; and finally the White Collection – a collection of bright, fresh, and uplifting scents like Gold, Magnolia, Mimosa, Rain, and Tea.

Platinum Collection

  • Vetiver – Top Notes: Apple, Petalia®, Blackberry. Middle Notes: Sampaguita, Jasmin Vintage Oil. Base Notes: Haitian Vetiver Oil, Cedarwood Oil, Indonesian Patchouli Oil, Australian Sandalwood Oil
  • Tonka – Top Notes: Almond Oil, Indian Davana Oil, Cardamom oil. Middle Notes: Lotus, Magnolia Oil. Base Notes: Venezuelan Roasted Tonka Absolute, Peru Balsam Absolute, Australian Sandalwood Oil, Laos Benzoin Resinoid.
  • Bergamot – Top Notes: Italian Bergamot, Brazilian Green Mandarin Oil, Clementine Oil. Middle Notes: Jasmin Sambac Absolute, Moroccan Spearmint Oil, Egyptian Geranium Oil. Base Notes: Patchouli Oil, Vetiver Oil, Blonde Musks, Violet Leaves.
  • Orris – Top Notes: Carrot Seed Orpur, Pink Peppercorn, Italian Bergamot, Coriander Seed. Middle Notes: White Lily of the Valley, Tea Blossom, Patchouli Oil, Moroccan Cedarwood. Base Notes: Italian Orris, Vetiver Oil, Vanilla Madagascar Orpur.
  • Leather – Top Notes: Black Leather, Oregano Essence, Juniper Wood Essence. Middle Notes: Cacao Bean Absolute, Myrrh Resinoid, Cade Essence, Akigalawood®. Base Notes: Styrax Resinoid, Cedarwood Essence, Haitian Vetiver Essence, Cistus Labdanum Essence from Concrete.

Black Collection

  • Book – Top Notes: Virginian Cedarwood, Bois de Rose, Eucalyptus, Bergamot. Middle Notes: Alaskan Cypress, Amyris, Amber. Base Notes: Musk, Sandalwood, Velvet.
  • Wool – Top Notes: Mandarin, Grapefruit, Apple. Middle Notes: Basil, Fresh Ozone, Cedarwood, Lavandin, Armoise. Base Notes: Amber, Haitian Vetiver, Gray Musk, Bourbon Vanilla.
  • Whiskey – Top Notes: Jammy Plums, Slackcurrent, Violet. Middle Notes: Davana, Patchouli, Saffron, Lavender. Base Notes: Vanilla, Vetiver, Cedarwood, Ambergris, American Oak, Mahogany.
  • Moss – Top Notes: Grapefruit. Elemi, Bergamot. Petitgrain, Ozone. Middle Notes: Eucalyptus, Orange Blossom. Base Notes: Cashmere Woods. Cedarwood. Musk, Amber. Oakmoss.
  • Gin – Top Notes: Juniper Berry, Grapefruit Juice, lime. Middle Notes: Ginger leaf, Freesia, labdanum. Base Notes: Patchouli, Smokey Oak, Musk.

White Collection

  • Rain – Top Notes: Dewy Green Accord, Bergamot, lemon Verbena, Rain. Middle Notes: Jasmine, Freesia, Lotus Blossom. Base Notes: White Amber, Water Musk, Sheer Woods.
  • Mimosa – Top Notes: Lemon, Bergamot, Blood Orange, Mandarin. Middle Notes: Orange Blossom, Black Pepper, Jasmin Sambac. Base Notes: Orris, Musk, Blond Wood.
  • Tea – Top Notes: Cassis Fruit, Honey, Mandann, Egyptian Basil. Middle Notes: Oolong Tea, Damascus Rose, Tonka. Base Notes: Hints of Tobacco, Indian Sandalwood, White Patchouli, Cashmere Musk.
  • Magnolia – Top Notes: Waterlily, Dewy Greens, Grapefruit. Eucalyptus. Middle Notes: Geranium, Magnolia, Ylang-ylang, Violet, Rose. Base Notes: Amber, Oakmoss, Musk, Sandalwood, Vanilla Extract.
  • Gold – Top Notes: Bergamot, Juniper Berries, Camphor. Middle Notes: Amber, Vetiver, Benzoin. Base Notes: Oakmoss, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Creamy Musk.

We knew exactly which of the Commodity Eau de Parfums we’d love just from the notes. We love intense fragrances, which is why we were drawn to the Commodity Black Collection. The warm and spicy scent of Commodity Wool Eau de Parfum immediately drew us in. Created by perfumer Donna Ramanauskus, we immediately smelled the fresh citrusy top notes, which dried down beautifully into the warm and cozy amber and bourbon vanilla notes. We wore this wonderful fragrance for two weeks to numerous compliments. We’re excited to try the Commodity Bergamot Eau de Parfum next. It too promises the energizing freshness of citrus.

Commodity’s unisex fragrances are available in 100ml Eau de Parfums, and 10ml Eau de Parfum. The 100ml bottles from the Platinum Collection retail for $135.00 each, the 10ml for $30.00. The 100ml from the Black, and White Collections retail for $105.00 each, with the 10ml at $26.00. All of these fine fragrances can be found on www.Commodity.co.uk, and at Sephora locations worldwide.