Welcome Mom Fabulous readers to the kick off of my 2015 Holiday Gift Guides for Moms! I’m always on the look out for gift ideas for the special women in my life and I imagine you are too. These gift guides are aimed at helping you find quality products for your gift giving needs, making this time of the year a little easier.
To get the party started, we’re talking beauty products today. I was invited to sample the first ever BabbleBox and let me tell you – they outdid themselves! Not only was I thrilled with all four of the products inside, my 18 year old daughter was too. Which goes to show you, these products aren’t just for moms, but for women across the board who love beauty.
Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation: From selfies and family photos, to seeing friends and family over the holidays, we all want to look good am I right? I myself have gone from heavier foundation coverage, to lighter ones over the years because it’s better for my skin, and it looks more natural in real life. Makeup Forever is the best selling HD foundation that was created for the film and TV industry, but is perfect for on or off camera. I am absolutely in love with the coverage. Here’s a raw, untouched photo of myself wearing the foundation. I have red blotchy skin due to rosacea and have also started to notice a couple of sun spots. So a good coverage for me is important.
It’s lightweight and goes on like a second-skin texture, while providing the coverage I need at the same time. And with 40 shades to match all skintones, finding your perfect bottle for a flawless complexion is a click away.
Applying it correctly is key, so here are some fantastic tips and a video with application tips.
Apply skin primer to create the perfect canvas for smoother, more even, and longer-lasting makeup. Next, apply two pumps of Ultra HD Liquid Foundation in thin layers, starting in the center of the face and stretching outward. Use a flat foundation brush, tap where you need most coverage, and stretch to smooth.
Jessica Simpson TEN: I am a fragrance girl. I wear it everyday and love to receive fragrances as gifts. But, I’m also picky! So when I opened the bottle of Jessica Simpson’s new fragrance, which commemorates the tenth anniversary of her empire, I instantly knew this fragrance was for me. It won me over with fruity, floral and vanilla notes. Not to mention the beautiful bottle design and Bohemian inspired packaging. It’s a beautiful gift to give and a fantastic one to receive.
HOLIDAY OFFER – If shopping at Macy’s, you’ll receive a complimentary signature tote bag with the purchase of any large spray from the Jessica Simpson fragrance collections. The large sprays range in price from $59 to $67.
LAQA & CO. Cheeky Lip: I am all about products that can deliver and do more than one thing. The cheek and lip stains, Mixed Tape and Humble Brag, give your lips a gorgeous matte finish and your cheeks a fresh-faced glow. For the holidays, the Mixed Tape is the perfect shade to pack a punch. This is the time of the year to go bold with your lips, so try it!
Another product to try is their Golly Gee Whiz Lip Lube. It’s a lightly pigmented lip balm that contains mint, which is a natural lip plumper. Apply Mixed Tape + Golly Gee Whiz for that Holiday party you’ve been invited to, and you’ll look and feel like a million bucks. I have naturally thin lips, so I can use any help I can get!
Way Too Tan: This is the best self tanner I’ve ever used! Self tanners have really intimidated me in the past. I had this picture in my head of Ross from Friends and his spray tanning debacle. (Gosh I love that episode!) I just knew I would end up orange, with stained orange hands to boot! But I’m here to tell you to let go of that fear.
Way Too Tan is a dark hybrid silicone which offers a natural tanning look. It works fast, gives you a youthful glow (white pasty skin ages you yo!) and helps fight against aging. I tried it on my legs and I’m proud to report…that they don’t look like they haven’t seen the light of day since I was in my 20s anymore.
Two tips I would give you before trying sunless tanners are: ALWAYS exfoliate before applying (always) and wash your hands very well afterwards.
Have you started your Holiday shopping yet? Who all do you have to buy for? I hope a look at these beauty products gave you some great ideas when it comes to shopping for your mom, daughter, aunt, friend or co-worker!