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Holiday 2020 Gift Guide: Beauty Gifts You'll Love to Give & Receive

Holiday 2020 Gift Guide: Beauty Gifts You’ll Love to Give & Receive

So much of this year has been so ugly; it’s time to think about adding some much-needed beauty to the holiday season. The pandemic is forcing us to add a bit more self-care practices into our hectic lives and we’re here to help. We’ve already featured some great gift ideas for wine lovers, and today we share some beauty gifts the beauty lovers on your list will love.

Holiday 2020 Gift Guide: Beauty Gifts You'll Love to Give & Receive

From beauty tools to product-packed gift sets, you and the beauty addict on your holiday gift list will love these wonderful beauty gifts from Fancii, Trophy Skin, Miss Swiss, Beekman 1802, and Benefit Cosmetics. Keep reading to get to know these must-have beauty and skincare products.

  1. Fancii Remi Rose Quartz Roller, $47.00 – Remi is the must-have beauty tool for when you need a little TLC. Since spa services are very limited due to the pandemic, we’ve had to up our at-home spa experience. This dual-ended facial massage roller stimulates blood circulation, increases collagen production, and improves skin’s texture, firmness, and elasticity. This glamorous tool is designed with 30 small germanium stones to replicate a massage similar to one you’d receive at a spa. Plus these stones are made to attract harmful positive electrons from the skin caused by overexposure to phones and computer screens. The naturally sourced Rose Quartz stone can be used to massage acupressure points on the body to help manage nausea, tension headaches, and more! With just 3 minutes a day, you’ll see improved skin texture and firmness.
  2. Fancii Lighted Vanity Mirrors, $48.00 – $119.00 (various sizes) – Fancii designs innovative beauty tools for skincare, nail care, and makeup endeavors. Natural daylight is proven to be the best light for makeup application but finding that perfect ray of sunshine at home or on-the-go can be a struggle. Their mirrors are built with natural daylight LED lights to eliminate Bad Beauty Lighting for all men and women, at home and on-the-go. We love the Zora Tri-Fold Vanity Mirror ($69.00) for its three-panels and trio of LED light settings. Fancii’s mission is simple, to make beauty routines easier, more effective, and even a bit more glamorous.
  3. Trophy Skin BrightenMD Beauty Tool, $99.00 – this multi-function eye, face, and neck beauty tool offers a quick, effective, and relaxing treatment. It’s a portable facial in your purse. Enjoy Microcurrent stimulation to improve your skin’s appearance; therapeutic warming stimulation for improved circulation; red light therapy that stimulates cell turnover and renewal; ultrasonic waves that enhance absorption of your favorite serum; a smart touch sensor turns on when in contact with your skin; and a 90-degree rotating head that makes every treatment a comfortable experience.
  4. Miss Swiss Travel-Size Makeup Case, $30.00 – if you look at any professional makeup artist’s makeup kit, you’ll see it’s a hard case or trunk. It’s the best way to protect the products and tools they work with. We’ve all experienced a lipgloss or lipstick uncapping in our bags thanks to friction; or opening up your purse to find the horror of loose power everywhere. Unlike makeup artists, the average beauty lover can’t carry those “toolbox-like” carriers every day (no purse is that big). Thankfully, there is a solution. Thanks to 24yr old entrepreneur Ashley Piszek and her patented travel size makeup case, your makeup kit can be as protected as a professional makeup artist.  The Miss Swiss Travel-Size Makeup Case resembles the utility of a Swiss Army Knife® with custom holders that prevent friction between commonly used makeup products. Miss Swiss also helps in making makeup application on the go much easier, something we’re positive your current makeup bag can’t do.
  5. Beekman 1802 Twinkle Twinkle Collection, $94.00 – What’s more fun than an advent calendar full of amazing beauty treats? $160 worth of beauty treats to keep you pampered every day until Christmas.  Celebrate each and every day of your holiday countdown with Beekman’s signature Advent calendar, stocked with 24 minis of their favorite bath and body products. Daily surprises include Goat Milk Wash, Goat Milk Lotions, Stick of Butter, Cuticle Serum, Bar Soaps, Lip Balms, Hand Creams, Cuticle Creams, and a Gingham Hair Clip. We know this is at the top of the list of beauty gifts we’re hoping for this holiday season.
  6. Benefit Cosmetics Cheers, My Dears! Holiday Set, $50.00 –  Get gorgeous from head to mistletoe with major deals on Benefit’s beauty bestsellers. This limited edition mascara, brow, primer, and bronzer holiday set includes 4 full-size products, is wrapped and ready-to-gift. This giftable set includes BADgal BANG! BIGGER, BADDER volumizing mascara, Precisely, My Brow Pencil ultra-fine brow defining pencil, The POREfessional smoothing face primer, and Hoola matte powder bronzer for face, all in a reusable tin that’s ready to go under the tree.
  7. Benefit Cosmetics Shake Your Beauty Advent Calendar, $65.00 – since we offered you a skincare advent calendar, we had to share a makeup one. Also from Benefit, the Shake Your Beauty holiday advent calendar makeup set includes mini and fun sizes of Benefit Cosmetics’ 12 bestsellers; a $139 value for only $65.00. The set includes travel-sizes of They’re Real! lengthening mascara in black, They’re Real! tinted lash primer, Roller Lash super-curling & lifting mascara, BADgal Bang! volumizing mascara, 24-HR Brow Setter clear shaping & setting eyebrow gel, Hoola matte powder bronzer, Dandelion baby-pink brightening face powder, The POREfessional pore-minimizing face primer, The POREfessional Hydrate Primer hydrating face primer, Gimme Brow+ tinted volumizing eyebrow gel, Precisely, My Brow Pencil ultra-fine eyebrow defining pencil, and Roller Liner waterproof liquid eyeliner in black. It’s like a mini haul of beauty gifts you or the beauty addict on your list will love.

What are your thoughts on these spectacular holiday beauty gifts? Will these make it onto your wishlist and gift list? What beauty products are you hoping to score this holiday season?

Eyetitude Helps Erase Dark Circles, Puffiness, and Crepey Loose Skin

Eyetitude Helps Erase Dark Circles, Puffiness, and Crepey Loose Skin

They say “The eyes are the window to the soul,” but sometimes those windows need a little sprucing up. Some of you may have experienced this, but sometimes, even after showering, our eyes still feel heavy or puffy. We usually rely on our showers to “wake us up” but some days call for extra help. This is where Eyetitude and their amazing eye care products come in. This fantastic skincare brand focuses solely on your eyes and repairing the most delicate and fragile area on your face, your eyes. Their products are especially fantastic to use after spending time in the sun or if like us, your eyes still don’t “feel awake” after a shower.

Eyetitude Helps Erase Dark Circles, Puffiness, and Crepey Loose Skin

Eyetitude boasts seven eye care products: ProZerve Peptide Cream ($75.00), FixZer Instant Eye Repair, EyeZ-Luronic Serum ($65.00), NoCrowZ Retinol Eye Cream ($79.00), MicroNeedZ Eye Patches ($10.00), IllumineyeZ Rejuvenator, and the RevitaleyeZ 4-in-1 Facial Wipes ($15.99). We had the pleasure of indulging our tired peepers to the full benefits of two of their products; the Eyetitude FixZer Instant Eye Repair and the IllumineyeZ Rejuvenator (which we now cannot live without).

IllumineyeZ Rejuvenator, $129.99

Eyetitude IllumineyeZ Rejuvenator

Remember when we said that sometimes, even after a shower, our eyes still felt heavy and puffy? Well, apparently this superb beauty tool is exactly what we needed. Our eyes have never felt so “alert”. On those brief moments we ventured outside for food, we’ve been told we look so bright-eyed; a compliment we haven’t heard in ages. Here’s why you will love it as much as we do. This anti-aging massager negative ion reduces fine lines, improves dark circles, eye bags & restores vitality. The IllumineyeZ Rejuvenator combines 10,000 times/minute high frequency vibration massage with heat and red LED light to do the following:

*Repairs damaged cells
*Enhance cell activity
*Promote the skin’s collagen and elasticity
*Tightens the skin
*Promotes blood circulation whereby reducing dark circles & under-eye bags
*Increases maximum absorbability of your favorite creams and serums

When you use the Rejuvenator with your eye serums and creams, it helps for maximum product absorption into the delicate skin around the eyes.

FixZer Instant Eye Repair, $75.00

Eyetitude FixZer Instant Eye Repair

Eyetitude’s FixZer Instant Eye Repair is a pro strength formula that instantly reduces puffiness, dark circles, and fine lines, delivering a brighter lifted look. It consists of anti-inflammatory ingredients such as Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone, a flavonoid found in citrus fruits that targets capillaries under eyes. These capillaries are responsible for dark circles, swelling, and puffiness that can plagued our eyes. Light-diffusing mineral pigment reflects and emits light further concealing imperfections. Chrysin, a flavonoid found in the blue passion flower, synergistically works with other ingredients to add another layer of power, deflating puffiness and dark circles; leaving eyes looking refreshed and well-rested.

With continuous use of Eyetitude’s range of eye care products, your eyes can truly be the windows they were meant to be.

derma roller microneedle roller

Derma Roller System: The All-In-one Way To Naturally Repair Your Skin

We have had a long-running battle with our skin issues. While we may sometimes lose a battle here and there, we have no intention of losing the war. So we are pulling out the theoretical big guns. We say theoretical because this dynamo facial device is comfortably slim and fits in the palm of your hands. You may have seen the influx of derma rollers hitting beauty retailers, but you’ll definitely want to pay attention to this one, the Derma Roller System.

derma roller microneedle roller

The Derma Roller System (also known as a microneedle roller or a skin roller) is a revolutionary hand-held device which has the ability to naturally stimulate collagen and elastin in the skin. It promotes healthier skin cells on the face and on the body (basically wherever you use it). This complete all-in-one skin care solution guaranteed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, scars, cellulite and stretch marks.

derma roller microneedle roller

Our pores are huge, and we’re cursed with acne scars, and hyperpigmentation, so we’re excited to try this wonder device. We’re following our treatments with the PerfectDerm Collagen Face Mask, and DermaCell Collagen Cream. Both skincare products are the aftercare of using the fine medical-grade needle device. The Derma Roller System comes in five different needle sizes depending on your treatment – 0.5mm, 1.0mm, 1.5mm, 2.0mm, and 2.5mm.

derma roller microneedle roller

By painlessly rolling its 200 gamma-sterilized stainless steel needles over your skin, the Derma Roller System creates tiny microchannels to stimulate and trigger the skin’s natural healing process. It increases your skin’s collagen and elastin production. Using it once every few weeks results in visibly firmer, smoother, and younger-looking skin. We’ve just started our Derma Roller journey and look forward to having better-looking, more even-toned skin.

The other great thing about the Derma Roller is that both women and men can use the device. This device can help you achieve the great skin we all desire. We find ourselves looking forward to using this amazing beauty tool. You will too, as it can be addictive, but we all must make sure to follow the directions completely. After all, rolling microneedles over your face will need time to heal, even if it’s beneficial to your skin.

Have you ever tried a microneedle roller? Were you satisfied with the result? The Derma Roller is available for $99.95 on www.dermarollersystem.com.

Beauty: JUNO Microfiber Sponges

Blue Velvet Beauty: JUNO Microfiber Velvet Sponge

All hail innovations in beauty products. Ever since it first hit the market, the egg-shaped beauty sponge has become a staple in all our makeup bags. Although we’ve used many, available in a variety of colors, we’re excited about this lovely pale blue beauty. Why? Because of what it’s made of. The JUNO Microfiber Velvet Sponge is the ultra-soft, dual layer sponge that saves you 50%-70% of your makeup and perfectly blends everything.

Beauty: JUNO Microfiber Sponges

So what makes the JUNO Microfiber Velvet Sponge the best out of the bunch? If you’re looking for a more natural, airbrushed foundation finish the JUNO Microfiber Velvet Sponge is your go-to. With your JUNO Microfiber Sponge, you can use it wet or dry. Wet the sponge for a flawless natural look or keep it dry for thicker, full coverage application. Thanks to its dual-layer, the non-abrasive Microfiber (microscopic, small fibers) and traditional antimicrobial makeup blender, you can use the JUNO Microfiber Velvet Sponge as a brush or blender.  This also allows your makeup to sit on top of the sponge, and just like a brush, you end up using less product.

Beauty: JUNO Microfiber Sponges

The JUNO Microfiber Velvet Sponge’s velvet-soft microfiber bristles and slanted edge make for controlled stippling which provides buildable coverage, fast. Check out the flawless application of my makeup in the above photo on the right. How popular is this blue velvet beauty tool? The JUNO Microfiber Fusion Sponge has already sold over 150,000 in just three months.

Beauty: JUNO Microfiber Sponges

“Thanks to the rising trend of contouring and expensive makeup sponges, the need for professional makeup tools have definitely been on the rise and so have their prices,” says Mira Torres, co-founder of JUNO & Co. “With makeup sponges and brushes being sold for over $20 a piece, we want to create innovative and affordable products accessible to everyone. That’s how our collection of JUNO Microfiber Makeup Sponges started.”

As previously stated, you can use this innovative beauty sponge dry. You can apply powder and bake regardless of how dry the sponge is. Its pointy tip also makes it perfect for all areas around the delicate skin around the eye. Get one or more of this hybrid brush and sponge for $6.99 each on www.thejuno.co.

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.

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.

What’s New in Beauty: Olaxer Cosmetics Beauty Products

We love being introduced to new beauty products, especially if we’re seeing beauty products and tools, unlike anything that’s already out there. We were recently introduced to Olaxer Cosmetics Beauty Products and their wonderful products. They offering many of your beauty category favorites – matte lipstick, bath bombs, magnifying and lighted makeup mirrors, mud masks, cleansing brushes, and our favorite, hair straightening tools. Because we’re blessed with a head full of very thick hair, we’re incredibly excited to try the Olaxer Cosmetics 3-in-1 Ceramic Hair Straightener/ Hot Brush/ Curling Iron with Ionic Technology; and because matte lips are oh-so-in right now, we’ve become fans of the Olaxer Cosmetics Lip Glaze Matte Liquid Lipsticks. We’ll be highlighting both those beauty products in this post.

Olaxer Cosmetics 3-in-1 Ceramic Hair Straightener/ Hot Brush/ Curling Iron

If you’re a woman with hair longer than two inches, chances are you have several haircare tools taking up space in your bathroom. Those tools could include a hairbrush, curling iron, and flat iron, and if you’re African American, possibly a hot comb. What if one beauty tool could eliminate those others, saving you time, space, and money? That’s exactly what the Olaxer Cosmetics 3-in-1 Ceramic Hair Straightener/ Hot Brush/ Curling Iron with Ionic Technology will do. This versatile beauty tool is a Flat Iron with ceramic plates that heat up quickly, distributing heat evenly across the iron, ensuring your hair is not damaged by hotspots; a Hot Brush that uses shine ionic technology which emits negative ions that counteract the positive ions present in dry hair; and a Curling Wand with three temperature settings (High 392°F / Medium 356°F / Low 320°F) to best fit your hair type. The best part, this Olaxer beauty product is available on www.amazon.com for only $24.99.

Olaxer Cosmetics Lip Glaze Matte Liquid Lipsticks

We all know a matte lip is at the top of the beauty trends list right now, and Olaxer is offering you six stunning matte lip colors for such a low cost. What makes these lipsticks different is they glide on like a lip gloss dries like a matte lipstick. It has the staying power of a lipstick, we’d call it a matte lip cream. It even comes with a lip gloss wand for nice, even full application and coverage. The texture of the Olaxer Cosmetics Lip Glaze Matte Liquid Lipstick is softer and more delicate. It boasts a long-lasting, non-stick formula which contains moisturizing ingredients for a comfortable, emollient and silky feel against your lips. How much does this amazing lippy set? Can you believe it’s only $19.99 on www.amazon.com? Talk about a steal!

What are your thoughts on these Olaxer Cosmetics beauty products? Are you excited to try these?