Just a quick look at some of the newest things to enter my beauty universe…
The Deborah Lippmann Sugar Plum Fantasy Trio
I like giving myself at-home manis on the weekends, but I’m having a hard time making a decision. I know I want to wear one of the three glittery plums in Deborah Lippmann’s new limited edition holiday trio, but which one…?
PRICE:Â $42 for three full-size bottles
AVAILABILITY:Â Available now exclusively at Bloomingdales stores and online at bloomingdales.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A- (why is glitter such a pain to remove?)
The Oribe Ultra Gentle Collection
An indulgent three-piece kit for all hair types, with products to clean, moisturize and condition.
The kit comes with an 8.5-ounce bottle of Oribe’s Ultra Gentle Shampoo, a 6.8-ounce bottle of Ultra Gentle Conditioner and a travel-sized 1.7-ounce tiny tub of their Masque for Beautiful Color.
The shampoo, conditioner and hair masque untangle my knots and leave my mane soft and lightly scented (like freshly peeled oranges).
I like. 🙂
PRICE:Â $63 (youch!)
AVAILABILITY:Â Available now at select salons and oribe.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+ (it’s pricey)
Lush Holiday Soaps
Lush’s fun, limited edition soaps always turn my post-workout showers into festivals of bubbles and yummy holiday scents!
PRICE:Â $7.85-$8.95 for 100g
AVAILABILITY:Â Available now at Lush stores and lush.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Jimmy Choo Intense Parfum
Official fragrance notes: tiger orchid, candied oranges, toffee chypre, sandalwood and patchouli.
When I wear this amped-up version of Jimmy’s original Jimmy Choo fragrance, I feel like I’m strutting down the street on the prowl, meow!
The fragrance from even one spritz lingers for a full 24 hours, so a little of this one goes a loooong way. Good thing I like the scent. 🙂
PRICE:Â $150 for a 1.3-ounce bottle (!)
AVAILABILITY:Â Available now at Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and nordstrom.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A (a fragrant indulgence)
Skinceuticals Hydrating B5 Masque
A moisturizing masque to quench thirsty skin. My combo dry/oily skin loves this stuff, and I feel like my face looks more radiant and rested when I use it.
AVAILABILITY:Â Available now at Blue Mercury, many spas and dermstore.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A+ (it’s expensive, but I’m seriously addicted)
Clarins Shaping Facial Lift Serum
Clarins says this lightweight face serum helps promote a lifted look by “encouraging the elimination of excess fatty deposits and fluids” with ingredients like caffeine and oat sugars.
Sounds good? I guess? I love the scent (I’m getting some lily-of-the-valley) and how smooth my skin feels when I use it, but it’s awfully expensive, and I don’t feel like I’m seeing the look-lifting results yet. Maybe I just need to use it longer…
AVAILABILITY:Â Available now exclusively at Macy’s Clarins counters and clarinsusa.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B-