Searching for a few last minute holiday gifts? Here's a few ideas to inspire, for every type of gal. Happy Shopping!
Want to look fabulous this holiday season in only 5 minutes? Spoiler alert — it all starts with great skin. Whether you're interesting in a quick cosmetic procedure or introducing a few power-packed products into your regimen, I offer up a bit of advice in my most recent segment with San Diego Living.
This past week I headed up north to talk beauty on Breakfast TV. This was one of my larger segments - highlighting a number of incredible products and covering a variety of beauty concerns. Catch the full segment here and for a recap of the products highlighted, I've listed them below!
Skyn ICELAND's Glacial Cleansing Cloths: Perfect for every gal-on-the-go, these cloths not only detoxify stressed out skin types, they foam when you rub them together, mimicking a traditional cleansing routine while you're out and about. I have a pack of these cleansing cloths in my gym bag, purse and frequently use them when I travel. Scoop up a set, you won't be disappointed!
Elizabeth Arden's Ceramide Replenishing Oil: As I mention in the segment, using oil on the face may seem counter-intuitive (especially while cleansing), yet oil attracts oil, meaning it can effectively remove all that dirt, grime and sebum that's been sitting on the skin through the day.
Skyn ICELAND's Pure Cloud Cream: The most ideal time to hydrate is immediately after cleansing the skin, while it's slightly damp — product simply absorbs better (and you'll use less, too). I have been loving all things Skyn ICELAND lately, especially this moisturizer — it soothes stressed skin, is perfect for sensitive skin types and hydrates incredibly well.
Aging By The Numbers:
Skyn ICELAND's Artic Elixir: I recommend this incredible elixir in my 30-40's category. As fine lines and wrinkles start to form around the eyes and mouth area, this age bracket needs something that will repair DNA genes and help stimulate new cell growth.
Elizabeth Arden's Superstart Skin Renewal Booster: A major power player in your anti-aging game. The product boosts the power of your other products in addition to enhancing skin's natural collagen, elastin and hydration levels.
Multi-Purpose Beauty Innovations:
Smashbox's Camera Ready BB Water Foundation: Inspired by that gorgeous glow that all the top photographers love, you'll get all the benefits of a BB cream (including major hydration) along with a flawless application. I absolutely LOVE the applicator!
Smashbox's CC Spot Corrector: Get up to 24 hours wear with this creamy concealer, in addition to fighting any pigmentation on the skin.
Summer Beauty Woes:
Macadamia Professional Ultra-Rich Moisture Mask: It's no secret that chlorine exposure can completely fry our strands. Fight back this fall by using this ultra-rich mask 1-2x weekly. It'll reduce frizz, soften strands and get your hair looking healthy in no time.
Reversa Anti-Spot Night Treatment: Want to fight those pesky sun spots and signs of aging overnight? I absolutely adore Reversa's Anti-Spot Treatment. The main ingredients include, Rumex extract, a natural skin-whitening agent originating from Northern Canadian Prairies, Sophora Angustifolia and kiwi fruit water which work together to produce the production of melanin (the brown pigment that gives spots their color). 8% glycolic acid is also included into the mix, which stimulates exfoliation and increase cell turnover, allowing healthier cells to rise to the surface more quickly.
Fall Must Have's:
Smashbox's #SHAPEMATTERS 3-in-1 Palette: This palette has everything you need for fall — brows, highlight and contour and an array of gorgeous eye shadows. The palette also includes cards compatible with your smart phone, giving you tons of tips, tricks and inspiration on what kind of looks to create, too.
Smashbox's Brow Tech Collection: Including 4 matte, 4 gloss and 2 highlight pencils, the options are endless this fall with what type of brow looks to create!
In case you haven't heard the news, Nordstrom is having their annual Anniversary Sale and it is ma-jor, my friends. There's no better time to pull the trigger on an investment purchase like Sultra's Bombshell Curling Wand, a Brush Set, one killer Eye Palette, or a Clarisonic!
I stocked up on some brush heads for my Clarisonic, my favorite triad-pads from Arcona (they ward off any acne, can't live without them!) and a cozy pair of leggings while I was at it (loving everything Beyond Yoga lately). Have you shopped the sale yet? Check out more of my beauty picks, below!