December 1, 2014

A Few of My Favorite Things Gift Guide + GIVEAWAY [CLOSED]

I have tried out a lot of different products that I can't even keep up on blogging each one of them so I thought since the Holidays are here I thought why not make A Few of My Favorite Beauty Products into a Gift Guide series at which may or may not be helpful as you start making that list (*and checking it twice!). There's no harm in checking it out so why not relax with your cup of tea or coffee or hot chocolate and check out these products!
This series isn't organized by budget or category - it's all about beauty here. It's all up to you who you give these beauty products to and you decide if it's worth spending it for them. Some of us have a budget and some of us need ideas to build a nice gift basket or for stocking stuffers. We have a lot of products to cover here so let me begin. . .

Benefit They're Real Push-Up Liner
$24 (Sephora/Ulta/
To the girl who can't leave the house without her black eyeliner on; to the girl who loves to perfect that winged liner; to that girl who loves to play with her eye makeup - this liner is a great stocking stuffer or to that beauty gift basket you're building! 

Definitions Skincare Makeup
$11 lip pencil/ $15 lipstick (
This brand is known to have great skincare products but don't pass on their makeup when you're at the site. My favorite are their lipsticks. This shade I have is in Promiscuous that is a deep red shade that leaves a glossy shine and keeps my lips hydrated. The lip pencil in Sandy Pink is beautiful to wear alone as well. These products are made from natural ingredients and so for that eco-conscious person in your life this would be appreciated. If you have sensitive skin (like me!) this line is great to try out.

Boogs Bracelets + Bag Bracelet
"Everyone's life has been or will be touched by cancer, either by knowing someone, or being that person who has been diagnosed." 
This website was started to raise awareness and money for cancer, and has grown in selling from Awareness bracelets to beautifully handmade bead Boog's Bracelets and bag bracelets. All are sold at the website above. It's always a plus when the gift you give also gives for a cause. Shopping small businesses as well makes the gift more personal as not a lot of people will have the same item you have!
"Protector" $25

Blue Bead Bracelets
Please send them an email if you are interested on these bracelets as I cannot seem to find it on their site right now.

Birchbox Subscription or Build Your Own Birchbox
Price vary ( / Birchbox SoHo)
To read more what's inside these Birchboxes, please read my post of Building Your Own Birchbox here:
Subscription boxes are great for those people in your life that are open to trying out different skincare and beauty products! 

 There are a lot of subscription boxes out there but my favorite right now is Birchbox since I get to go to their recently open store in NYC and build my own box without committing to just one box a month or get one every month. They also have a Build Your Own Birchbox Man. Another great perk is you can use your Birchbox points in their store to get the full size products they feature in their box. 

Jamberry Nails 
These are great for the nail polish/ nail art lovers; to that girl who is in a hurry or needs a last minute nail polish change for special occassions or for that night out on the town. Another great stocking suffer / gift basket item!

My Amazing Blow Dry Secret
For your long-haired friend; To that girl who loves or always need to blow-dry her hair; to the girl who is always in a hurry - this product made with natural ingredients will leave your hair dry within minutes of blow drying and the coconut oil in it will keep your hair frizz-free.
The spray alone helps cut my blow drying in half or less. I don't do any blow dry styling but it definitely helps and do keep my hair feeling soft and less frizzy.
Image taken from Beauty Press

Huile de Princesses
To my beauties that are in Europe/France, this is a nice body/ aromatheraphy oil that leaves the skin moisturized. It comes in different scents that is very subtle. Spray them all over the body or your pulse points to help you relax. 
Fun Fact: Their Ylang-Ylang scented spray comes from an ylang-ylang farm in the Philippines!
Image taken from Beauty Press

Zotos Professional 180Pro Leave-In Hydrator
Maintaining that beautiful thick healthy hair gets hard as we age and so for my fellow women who are in their 30's try this one out. And if you're younger, no problem! Starting hair maintenance at an early age is better. This is a more personal gift to give so if you know you're friend is having hair problems you can suggest this one or just get her a gift card at Sally Beauty!

Image taken from Beauty Press

Breakups to Makeup
They have tons of different witty and catchy beauty quotes, that your fellow makeup/ beauty lover will love. Tons of products to choose from on the site, from a tee to a makeup bag to a mirror compact and pencils. Browse around the site you will end up wanting all of them, like I do!
Image taken from Beauty Press
 Angelique Velez is a makeup artist and the founder of Breakups To Makeup that launched in June2013. 
Image taken from BeautyPress

Let's not forget this is the time of giving and sharing as well. And to start of December right, here's a giveaway from me to you with products that I have been loving. A small way of me giving thanks for being such great supporters of my blogging journey. The products that are in the Giveaway may have been already covered here and some I will discuss on my next Gift Guide post!

Holiday  GIVEAWAY  Rules:
  • This is an INTERNATIONAL Giveaway!!!
  • Giveaway starts Dec.01, 2014 - Dec.15, 2014 at 12midnight
  • To qualify, fill out the Rafflecopter below.
  • Winner will be picked randomly.
  • Winner will be contacted by email and will be announced on all my Social Media accounts (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter). 
    • He/She will have 3 days to reply back with their mailing address.
  • If the winner is under 18, I request that you email ( me a consent from your parent or guardian.
  • The Winner will receive the following prizes:
    • Obsessive Complusive Cosmetics Stained Gloss in Hedonist & Aurora
    • 2 - Jamberry Nail wraps
    • Temporary Tattoos
    • NYX Haute Jersey Palette it contains:
      • 24 eyeshadows
      • 2 blushers
      • 3 bronzers
      • 1 multi-color bronzer
      • 2 lip glosses

    • Boogs Bag Bracelet "Protector"
    • Real Techniques Buffing Brush
    • Zotos Professional 180Pro Leave-In Hydrator
    • Wink lash/brow serum
If you don't see the Rafflecopter below please enter through my Facebook page, by clicking here:

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