Lancome Paris en Rose Holiday Collection

This is a sponsored post but all opinions are my own.


This year Lancome created a Holiday collection inspired by the Lights of Paris called, Paris en Rose.
Lisa Eldridge describes the color collection as vintage dusty roses, rich minky purples, and bright fuschias. The collection is in beautiful packaging and the colors are suitable for everyone.
The collection is definitely eye catching and I can only imagine it would fit Paris as I've never been,
it is definitely on my bucket list.
Here is a peek at the items I was able to get from the Paris in Rose Collection.


La Palette Des Reves
 

Designed by Global makeup director Lisa Eldridge, this beautiful, limited edition holiday palette contains 6 shades in matte & shimmer finishes for your day to night holiday nude and smokey eyes look. Comes with mirror & ultra soft blending brush. I love the packaging on this palette it is beautiful. The color palette is also perfect with a mix of matte and shimmers perfect for anyone.
This palette will not disappoint, you can do a soft romantic look or build the colors for a more intense and dramatic look. 

Price: $50 
Buy: Lancome

 Swatch:
 



 Le Duo Khol
Brun Glance
Get a dramatic eye look with just one pencil. Intensify & smoke out your eyes with the dark shade, and contrast by highlighting the waterline and inner corner with the light, shimmer shade. The creamy, blendable formula is richly pigmented and comes in 3 shades.  

The pencil duos have a highlighter shade and a main color.
  • Brun Glance - Brown w/highlighter
  • Paris La Nuit - Black w/highlighter
  • Hotel Particulier - Purple w/highlighter
 Price: $27
Buy: Lancome



Swatch:
Brun Glance - Brown

Let me know what your favorite item is from the Lancome Holiday Collection.
Off I go imagining I am in Paris....

XO, Gaby

Smashbox Cosmetics Holiday Collection

This post is sponsored but all opinions are my own.

This season Smashbox Cosmetics teamed up with Cali-based abstract artist Meryl Pataky to make the holiday even brighter. Introducing the Light It Up Holiday Collection, featuring best selling makeup for face, eyes and lips - including primer duos, brush sets, contouring palettes, mascara sets, lip gloss, lipstick collections, and more. The limited-edition kits are packaged in imaginatively designed - lit-from-within - red-orange neon boxes that are gorgeous, giftable & reusable. The makeup kits inside have something for everyone, in a wide range of shades from vibrant pops of color to cool, chic neutrals.

Below you will find my top 3 picks from the collection.
The lipstick set is perfect because it has 6 favorite shades but using the matte transformer makes it so we have 12, double the lipsticks! The 3 mini palette set has everything you need to complete a full face look: eyes, lips, as well as contour/highlight. What else do we need to complete our holiday look? Brushes!!! Smashbox even has a brush set with all the essential brushes.
Now lets take a closer look at what each of these sets has inside.

  LIGHT IT UP: LIPSTICK + LIP MATTIFIER SET

This set includes 6 of our their most coveted Be Legendary Lipstick shades, along with an Insta-Matte Lipstick Transformer to double anyone's collection by changing any cream into a velvety matte in seconds. Please make sure to Tap, tap, tap for matte, matte, matte!

here are some swatches:
 Left to Right: Famous, Fig, Inspiration, Legendary, Tabloid, Primrose
Set Includes:
  • Be Legendary Cream Lipsticks in Famous, Primrose, Fig, Legendary, Tabloid & Inspiration
  • Lush, pigment-loaded lipstick formula
  • Moisturizes & softens with shea butter & vitamins C and E
  • No-mess mattifying gel instantly transforms cream lipstick
Price: $29
Value: $117
Buy at: Smashbox

LIGHT IT UP: 3 PALETTE SET: EYES, CONTOUR, LIPS

The perfect makeup for on-the-go application. Their L.A. photo studio pros picked their fave contour, photo op eye shadow and be legendary lipstick shades and popped them into this palette to instantly light up your look.

Product Swatches:
Be Legendary Lipstick Palette
Contour Palette
Photo Op Eye Shadow Palette
Set Includes:
  • Contour Palette
  • Photo Op Eye Shadow Palette
  • Be Legendary Lipstick Palette

Price: $45
Value: $82
Buy at: Smashbox

LIGHT IT UP: ESSENTIAL BRUSH SET

Try out these precise, multi-tasking brushes developed by pros at their L.A. Studio. The kit includes five must-have brushes essential to complete a flawless application, ultimate blendability and a camera-ready look.

Set Includes:
  • Foundation brush
  • Fan brush
  • Crease brush
  • Lip brush
  • Shader brush
Price: $55
Value: $121

Buy at: Smashbox

What do you think of Smashbox's Holiday Collection this year?
Let me know which products caught your attention in the comments below.

XO, Gaby

Holiday Gift Guide-Hair Tools

This post is sponsored but all opinions are my own.
This post contains affiliate links.
Hair tools are a great gift for teenage girls, newbies, and ladies.
We all want to recreate the salon looks at home and for that we need the proper hair styling tools.
Hair straighteners, blow dryers, wands, and curling irons are just some of the hair tools we all need.
Now the question is, what brands are the best? 
Well here are just a few of my suggestions this holiday season.


Feel the heat with Paul Mitchell’s Limited Edition Holiday Protools, a festive fusion of rose gold and charcoal gray. Not only are these top of the line in salons but the new rose gold color is beautiful. These tools both have LCD displays, are super sleek and they promise to leave your hair shiny after using them. 
I would recommend these for the people on your list that are more experienced in hair styling.


Limited Edition Protools Collection



Limited Edition Express Ion Dry
The classic Express Ion Dry®, updated with high-tech digital features, 
 an ultra-lightweight ergonomic design, and a powerful motor for an advanced drying experience.
This is one beautiful hair dryer complete with LCD, multiple temperatures and speed as well as 1875 watts.
I love the rose gold color and I love that I can get the whole set, can you just imagine this in my bath room, which is usually where I do my hair.  
    • Digital LCD display shows temperature, airflow and cool shot settings
    • 5 temperatures/5 speed settings
    • 1875-watt professional DC motor
    • Easy-snap removable filter
    • Express Ion Complex™ ensures healthy, shiny results
    • Complimentary diffuser with vented fingertips to lift and define curls.  

       Limited Edition Sculpting Brush
      • Easily detangles wet or dry strands and styles hair
      • Great for blow-drying and finishing


      Limited Edition Express Ion Smooth
      Smoothes and polishes strands quickly and gently for healthy-looking results with incredible shine.
      When I straighten my hair I usually have to add a shine oil with this straightener you can skip that.
      I love the LCD display it has as well as how shiny and straight my hair looks after using this.
      It comes in the limited edition rose gold and grey color. 
      • Express Ion Complex™ ensures healthy, shiny results
      • 1.25" cushioned ceramic plates with beveled edges
      • Digital temperature control with LCD display
      • Heats up to 410°F in 60 seconds with a 5-second heat recovery time
      • Comes with complimentary sculpting brush (above)
      The collection is available November/ December 2016
      Buy here: Paul Mitchell , Amazon

       


      Now for the teenagers, newbies or the everyday user, I would recommend Remington hair tools.
      I am sure you have seen Remington in stores like Target, Walgreens and Walmart.
      These tools are great for the everyday user and anyone just learning how to use hair tools.

      Remington has the Thermaluxe Collection – The perfect gift for any girl on the go.
      From the juice bar to the bar, from the classroom to the boardroom – you need hair that can keep up.
      Get 24 hour hair that’s chic from morning til night with the NEW Remington T|Studio Thermaluxe Collection. The collection, which includes rollers, hairdryers, wands and straighteners, features proprietary thermal technology, for long lasting, healthy hair and 24/7 style perfection.



      Remington® T|Studio™ Thermaluxe Slim Wand 1"

      The Curling Wand optimizes heat levels to quickly curl hair and minimize heat damage. 
      The tapered barrel (¾ inch - 1 inch) creates medium-sized curls, 
      and the exclusive nonslip ceramic coating makes it easy to just wrap and go! 
      In a consumer study, 62%* of users saw a better hold and 73%* had more control using the Thermaluxe curling wand. 
      Better heat leads to better results! Other features include:  for all hair types, heat-protective glove, 4-year warranty. 
        • Ceramic barrel
        • High heat- 410° Fahrenheit with 9 heat settings
        • Automatic shut-off as well as quick heat up (30 seconds)
        • Digital display and controls
        • 6' Professional length swivel cord
           Buy here: Target , Amazon



          Remington® T|Studio™ Thermaluxe Slim Straightener
          Most straighteners lose heat during use, but Thermaluxe is different.
          This even, consistent heat delivers long lasting, one-pass straightening with less damage.*
          The tool features proprietary technology to maintain temperatures during use preventing hair damage while quickly transforming hair.

          • Ceramic Plates
          • High heat- 410° Fahrenheit with 30 heat settings
          • Automatic shut-off as well as quick heat up (15 seconds)
          • 6' Professional Length Swivel Cord
          • Quick Heat Up, floating plates

          Buy here: Target , Amazon
          **Compared to their previous styling tool in a consumer study conducted in January 2016.**


          Let me know in the comments below if you've tried these tools before?
          Which are your favorite brands?

          XO, Gaby

          Perfume Holiday Gift Ideas

          This is a sponsored post but all opinion are my own

          One of the all time favorite gifts for women has always been perfume.
          She can never have too many perfumes on her vanity, especially since it is something she uses daily.
          I love having different scents available for different occasions such as work, family gatherings, and a night on the town.
          During the holiday season you will see gift sets that are bundled for a great price.
          Here are some sets that  you should check out and add to your lists.


          Elizabeth Arden: Always Red Femme

           

          In the spirit of all or nothing, its bold introduction of Blackcurrant Bud, Pear and Lemon brightens to a heart of Peach Blossom, Jasmine and Muguet. The dry down is a grand finale of Vanilla, Moss, Cedar Wood and Patchouli affirming that this sensual floral is the paradigm of today’s confident woman.

          What more can I say about this perfume, it is exactly as described above. This is definitely for the confident woman that commands attention when walking into a room.
          When you first spray this the scent is a combination of spice, citrus, and jasmine then it dries to a nice patchouli, vanilla, pear and peach blossom. This has become a favorite of mine.

          Sizes Available:
          1.7 oz $50
          3.3 oz $69


          They also have this gift set which includes:

              EDT Spray 1.7 oz
              Body Lotion 3.3 oz

          Suggested retail: $ 52.00
          Value: $ 90.00


          Capri Vince Camuto

           

          An invigorating citrus blend washes over a floral bouquet of peach blossom and violet flower to reveal a rich mixture of musk and vanilla. Like a cool breeze off the Mediterranean Sea, Capri Vince Camuto will transport your senses. This floral fruity fragrance speaks to the serendipity of finding the place in the world where you are free to be your best self. 3.4 oz. spray bottle.

          This perfume is for the floral scent lovers on your list.
          Just imaging walking into a flower shop, and that's what you have with Capri Vince Camuto.
          A perfume that has a soft flower scent that is strong and powerful.
           
          Sizes available are:
          3.4 oz  $85.00
           They also have a gift set which includes:
              3.4 oz. spray bottle
              5 oz. body lotion

          Coach Eau de Parfum

           

          COACH Eau de Parfum by Coach is inspired by the spontaneous energy and downtown style of New York City. A fragrance full of contrasts, opening with bright, sparkling raspberry, giving way to creamy Turkish roses, before drying down to a sensual suede musk base. This scent will definitely have people asking what you are wearing, it is sensual yet powerful with a soft flowery touch .

          The feminine oval bottle references many of Coach's iconic codes. Its spray cap is shaped like a gold turnlock, imitating the signature clasp on Coach bags. Ebony and polished metal hang tags add a distinctive finishing touch. A horse and carriage logo, an enduring symbol of Coach craftsmanship, is subtly engraved into the glass. The bottle itself is so exquisite and she will definitely love to add it to her vanity.

          Sizes available are:
          1.0 oz  $55.00
          1.7 oz  $75.00
          3.0 oz  $95.00

          They also have a gift set which includes:
          • 1.7 oz. Eau de Parfum Spray 
          • 3.3 oz. Perfumed Body Lotion
          Suggested retail: $75.00
          Value: $107.00

          Buy at: Coach, Ulta Beauty 

          Well those are some of my suggestions for perfume gifts this holiday season.
          If you own any of these I'd love to hear your thoughts.
          XO, Gaby

          Ulta Beauty Holiday Shopping List

          This is a sponsored posts but all opinions are my own.


          Ulta Beauty’s Holiday Exclusives
          Well if you are a beauty lover like me, you know Ulta has some amazing deals and Ulta Exclusives just for the holidays. My picks this year were from some of my favorite brands, Coach, NYX Cosmetics, and It Cosmetics. I am excited to actually try a brand new to me which is Julep. Read more about my picks below. 



          Coach Eau de Parfum  $95
          COACH Eau de Parfum by Coach is inspired by the spontaneous energy and downtown style of New York City. A fragrance full of contrasts, opening with bright, sparkling raspberry, giving way to creamy Turkish roses, before drying down to a sensual suede musk base. This scent will definitely have people asking what you are wearing, it is sensual yet powerful.

          The feminine oval bottle references many of Coach's iconic codes. Its spray cap is shaped like a gold turnlock, imitating the signature clasp on Coach bags. Ebony and polished metal hang tags add a distinctive finishing touch. A horse and carriage logo, an enduring symbol of Coach craftsmanship, is subtly engraved into the glass. The bottle itself is so exquisite and she will definitely love to add it to he vanity.

          Sizes available are:
          1.0 oz  $55.00
          1.7 oz  $75.00
          3.0 oz  $95.00

          Buy here

           
          NYX Liquid Suede Vault - Ulta Beauty  $49
          Get all 24 shades of NYX Cosmetics' Liquid Suede Lip Creams in a single Liquid Suede Lip Cream Vault Set. Velvety soft and waterproof this long-lasting lip cream glides on and sets into a striking matte finish. This set has every color you could think of, from pinks, mauve's, and reds colors you wont usually wear like blue, purple and black.

          Set includes:
          • 24 Liquid Suede Lip Creams (0.05 oz each)
          • Colors: Stone Fox, Life's a Beach,  Vintage, Cherry Skies, Soft-Spoken, Orange County, Sway, Sandstorm, Pink Lust, Amethyst, Foul Mouth, Subversive Socialite, Oh Put it On, Brooklyn Thorn, Respect the Pink, Foiled Again, Tea & Cookies, Kitten Heels, Downtown Beauty, Club Hopper, Alien, Little Denim Dress, Jet Set, Run the World  
          • A $65 value! 


           Buy here

          Here are some stocking stuffer ideas:
           

          IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Your Perfect Pink Duo $24
          Award-winning, best-selling duo includes 2 most-loved Je Ne Sais Quoi shade items - full-size Vitality Lip Flush Stain Lipstick and Vitality Lip Flush Stain Gloss "Your Perfect Pink" must-haves deliver a gorgeous flush of color to lips that lasts all day.
          Anti-aging essential butters and oils, hyaluronic filling spheres and antioxidants for pillowy-soft lips! The lipstick has got to be my all time favorite, it moisturizes your lips and leaves them silky smooth while giving you a hint of shine and color.

          Set includes:
          •     Full size Vitality Lip Flush Stain Lipstick in Je Ne Sais Quoi (0.11 oz)
          •     Vitality Lip Flush Stain Gloss in Je Ne Sais Quoi (0.11 oz)
           Buy here


          Julep Stars in Your Eyes Eye Essentials 3-Piece Set $28, Only at ULTA! 
          Dust a hint of magic on your eyes with Julep's enchanting "Stars in Your Eyes" Eye Essentials 3-Piece Set. Complete with a limited-edition cosmetic bag this set will be perfect for a great smokey eye.

          Eye essentials kit includes:
          • Full size Eyeshadow 101 Crème-to-Powder Eyeshadow Stick in Taupe Shimmer (cool beige shimmer) (0.04 oz)
          • When Pencil Met Gel Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Blackest Black (matte carbon black) (0.02 oz)
          • Length Matters Buildable Lengthening Mascara in Jet Black (flat carbon black) (0.2 oz)
          • A $45 value!
          This is just a snippet of what Ulta has to offer this holiday season, check out the rest of the Holiday Gifts online, or in-stores.

          Let me know what is on your Ulta Shopping list this year,

          XO, Gaby 

          Lorac Cosmetics Holiday Collection

          This is a sponsored posts but all opinions are my own.
          This post may contain affiliate links.

          Lorac Cosmetics is back in my guide this year and I couldn't be happier,
          they always have one of the best holiday collections available.
          Introducing Rosé & Revelry, their latest Limited Edition makeup collection inspired by Holiday celebrations and the stunning looks seen at Hollywood events this season.
          The gorgeous rose gold packaging will have every makeup lover obsessed.
          Below are my top picks for gift giving this holiday season.


          Swatches T-B Autumn, Italian Rose, Burgundy Wine
           Mocktail Mixer PRO Matte Lip Color 
          These sleek, retractable lip colors are perfect for throwing in your clutch or makeup bag. Decorated in Rose Gold, the limited edition matte shades provide one swipe of highly-pigmented, velvety matte color for glamorous looks that last through the holiday parties.
          Includes 3 limited edition full size PRO Matte Lip Colors in shades:
          • Autumn (light brick)
          • Italian Rose (soft pink)
          • Burgundy Wine (deep burgundy)
          0.03 oz each
          SRP: $28 VALUE: $54

          Swatches L-R Spotlight, Technicolor, Tingle, Vivid
          Cue the Confetti Highlighter & Blush Palette with Brush,  ULTA Exclusive!
          Bring on the party with this limited edition Cue the Confetti Highlighter & Blush Palette with Brush! This set includes a Light Source Illuminating Highlighter, 
          a trio of Color Source Buildable Blush favorites and a gorgeous rose gold blush brush. 
          You can tell from my swatches above these pack a whole lot of color. 
          I cannot wait to use the spotlight blush and the technicolor highlight.

          Shades:
          • Light Source Illuminating Highlighter in Spotlight (limited edition)
          • Color Source Buildable Blush in Tinge
          • Color Source Buildable Blush in Technicolor
          • Color Source Buildable Blush in Vivid
          • Rose Gold Blush Brush (limited edition)
          0.15 oz each
          SRP: $30
          Buy at Ulta
           

          Swatches T-B Nude Rose, Berry Red
          Toast of The Town PRO Liquid Lipstick Set, KOHL’S Exclusive!
          Includes 2 Limited Edition matte liquid lipsticks. These went on great but took a few minutes to dry to the matte color you see above. These colors are great alone or mixed together to create a custom color.
            
           Shades:
          • Nude Rose  
          • Berry Red
          SRP: $20 VALUE: $38
          Buy at Kohl's


          Swatches L-R Trendsetter, Stylist
          L-R Fashionista, Bon Vivant
          Provocateur
          Social Affair Alter Ego Lipstick Gift Set, KOHL’S Exclusive!
          I got last years set and I loved them.
          This year the shades are the perfect nudes, mauves and a wine color. 
           Includes 5 Exclusive, Limited Edition Lipstick Shades.
          • Trendsetter (Pink Mauve)
          • Fashionista (Deep Rose)
          • Stylist (Orchid)
          • Bon Vivant (Red Rose)
          • Provocateur (Black Cherry) 
          SRP: $36 VALUE: $85
          Buy at Kohl's 

          Which of the Lorac Holiday items are you looking to get this year??
          Let me know your faves in the comments below 


          XO, Gaby