Holiday Gift Guide: Last Minute Gifts via QVC

QVC beauty products

I’m definitely a last minute nelly, that’s for sure, so obviously anything sold on QVC is always a good option for me when it comes to gifts.  Here are my three favorite beauty gifts, all of which you can get ASAP, just FYI:

Bobbi Brown Sequin Shimmer Brick Eye Palette// I like a nice eyeshadow brick as much as the next girl, and this specific “brick” has the perfect range of shimmer and neutral colors to play with.

Tarte Wanderlust Special Edition LipSurgence Lip Set// I’m lazy when it comes to lips, so I naturally gravitate towards this set of fab lip pencils, all of which look amazing.

Drybar Blowout-In-A-Box Gift Set// Drybar is my world, as you probably already know, so when I found out about this blowout-in-a-box kit, I was elated and excited.  This is the perfect gift for anyone who is hair obsessed.

Beauty Product Makeover: Kristen Turner from Glitter ‘N Glue (Video)

New video series!  Woo!  One of my favorite things to do is to pick out beauty products for my friends and family, fact.  After a bit of thinking, I figured, hey, why not film me in action!  Laugh if you will, but my girl Kristen and I had a majorly fun time filming at my friend Sal’s house (hence, the Louise cameo).

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Products selected for Kristen:

1. LATHER Yuza Sugar Cane Body Scrub 

2. AVEENO Positively Radiant Brightening Cleanser

3. Neutrogena Oil Free Moisture SPF 15

4. Nip & Fab CC Cream

5. Bare Minerals Flawless Mascara

6. Tarte Skinny SmolderEYE Eyeliner

BATTLE OF: Mascara (video)

To say that I’m a mascara hoarder would be an understatement.  I’m too afraid to actually go into my beauty closet and COUNT all of the mascara that I’ve hoarded over the years because, yeah, it might be a little bit scary.  In this BATTLE OF video, I compare two similar mascaras from Benefit and Tarte to see which one works best for me.  Check it out.

Benefit They’re Real Mascara

Tarte Cosmetics Lights, Camera, Flashes Mascara

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Inspired By: The Ocean

Inspried by the ocean


For someone who lives in Los Angeles, I really do NOT spend enough time in the ocean, and yeah, I’m hoping that will change this summer.  In the meantime, here are some awesome ocean-inspired beauty products that I adore.

Deborah Lippmann “Mermaid’s Dream” nail polish: I’m pretty much obsessed with this color and plan on wearing it all summer.  I’m a sucker for anything mermaid-related. Fact.

Aqualillies for Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eye and Cheek Palette: I love anything Tarte but this palette definitely takes the cake.  It’s a great combo of neutral eye colors, mixed with brights for your cheeks.

SachaJuan Ocean Mist: Summer in a BOTTLE.  That’s really all that I have to say.

AHAVA Dead Sea Salt Bath Salt: I still have dreams that one day I might be able to swim in the Dead Sea (thanks for nothing, Birthright! lol) But right now, I’m happy settling for this bath salt product, straight for the ocean I want to swim in.

Kiehl’s Cryste Marine Ultra Riche Lifting and Firming Cream: My oh my, Kiehl’s…clearly I was excited to try this because, get this, the cryste marine flower grows on rock formations aside the Mediterranean Sea and is known for its unique ability to boost cell renewal for a supple skin effect.

Bumble & Bumble Seaweed Shampoo: I love the look and feel of this mild, moisturizing, daily shampoo that has marine extracts that feed roots, adds shine and keeps scalps happy.

Tone Ocean Therapy Deep Sea Extracts & Pearl Extracts Body Wash: This is literally the ocean, only cleaner and more fun to wash with.  It’s got pearl extract, sea kelp and vitamin E, all great for the skin…mermaids everywhere are totally jealous.