Sunday, November 17, 2019

BARNEYS NEW YORK FRIENDS & FAMILY SALE ENDS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19

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As you have no doubt heard, Barneys New York will be closing its stores, and they are currently having a Friends & Family Sale through Tuesday, November 19. The sale is online and in-store, and all sales are final (no code is necessary). There are some brand exclusions, but the sale is store-wide.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

The Beauty Spotlight Team Mid-November Week in Review

Beauty Info Zone is thrilled with IT Cosmetic's holiday sets. There are several great ones at Sephora and Ulta that you shouldn't miss out on. For example the Alex and Ani brush and bracelet collection and the Eye Opening Superpower Set will be stars for gift giving.

Boxwalla’s December Beauty Box: From the Earth, Slowly features three products from the truly magical Australian skincare brand Lepaar. Lola's Secret Beauty Blog's not only waxes poetic about the virtues of this box because it costs a mere $49.95 (valued at $151.00), but also because the products are absolutely extraordinary. If you love to discover eco-luxe cruelty-free skincare, then you need to try this box!

Pammy Blogs Beauty is loving Revlon's newly re-packaged Revlon Super Lustrous Gloss.

Prime Beauty is so happy she discovered Baseblue for the best beauty tools!

Heather over at Crazy Beautiful Makeup is sharing with you her go to skincare products for her sensitive, acne prone skin with the PAI Skincare Toolkit.

Never Say Die Beauty is rockin' Frosted Peach, a glossy metallic coral that's one of 15 new shades in Sephora Collections's line extension Cream Lip Shine. They have a shiny rather than matte finish like Cream Lip Stain, and are so comfortable to wear!

Erika, chief chick over at Notes from My Dressing Table bought a couple of the new Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 Lipsticks in Dancefloor Princess and JK Magic. Do these luxe lippies live up to their hype? The answer is just a click away.

If you're interested in monthly subscription boxes, then you should see what Stacie from The Makeup Obsessed Mom received in her Boxycharm beauty box this month.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Skin Actives Scientific Tombstone Collection for Men

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Skin Actives makes wonderful skincare, and I enjoy using a lot of their masks and serums on a regular basis. They also have some effective products that are formulated for men, and that would make great stocking stuffers this holiday season.
Tombstone The Wash Salicylic Cleanser ($29.00 for 4 oz from Skin Actives Scientific): This is an lightly lathering exfoliating cleansing gel that is fragrance-free and fuss-free. It keeps skin clean and clear, and it isn't in the least bit stripping. I tried it on my normal/combination skin and found that it was neither drying, nor irritating in any way. In fact, my skin felt very smooth and soft after use.

According to Skin Actives,

The cool, clean waters of this face wash get you ready for town. Made with salicylic acid to keep your face clear.

Directions: Massage onto damp face and rinse thoroughly twice daily.

Ingredients: Water, Sodium C14-C16 Olefin Sulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Lactobacillus/Kelp Ferment Filtrate, Propanediol, Acrylates Crosspolymer-4, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Gluconolactone (and) Sodium Benzoate, Salicylic Acid, Zinc PCA, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Disodium EDTA, Potassium Hydroxide.
Tombstone The Jackpot Growth Serum ($35.99 for 4 oz. from Skin Actives Scientific): According to Skin Actives, "The Jackpot is an anti-aging formula specifically made for men. It rejuvenates your hair while nourishing your scalp." I have not tried this, but I gave it to my husband to use, it is too early to have a definitive opinion, but so far, so good. It has no detectable scent.

Directions: Massage onto damp scalp nightly and rinse or cleanse in the morning.

Ingredients: Water, Lactobacillus/Kelp Ferment Filtrate, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Propanediol, Glycerin, Caffeine, Serenoa Serrulata (Saw Palmetto) Fruit Extract, Carnitine, Niacinamide, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Juice, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Boswellia Serrata Extract, Vitis vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Ubiquinone, Fucoidan, Alanine, Arginine, Asparagine, Aspartic Acid, Cysteine, Glutamic Acid, Glutamine, Glycine, Histidine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Proline, Serine, Threonine, Tryptophan, Tyrosine, Valine, Biotin, Choline Chloride, Cyanocobalamin, Folic Acid, Inositol, Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine HCl, Riboflavin, Thiamine HCl, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Tocotrienols, Tocopherols, Astaxanthin, Lycopene, Xanthophyll, R-Alpha Lipoic Acid, Beta-Carotene, sh-Polypeptide-3, sh-Polypeptide-107, Superoxide Dismutase, Ammonium Vanadate, Ammonium Molybdate, Calcium Chloride, Copper Sulfate, Ferric Nitrate, Magnesium Chloride, Manganese Sulfate, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Acetate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Metasilicate, Sodium Phosphate, Sodium Pyruvate, Disodium Selenite, Stannous Chloride, Zinc Sulfate, Adenine, Thymidine, Glucose, Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid, Thioctic Acid, Spermidine, Xanthan Gum, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum, Calcium Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Sorbic Acid.
Tombstone The Tonic After Shave ($15.99 for 1 oz. from Skin Actives Scientific): This is a very lightweight cooling serum that calms and hydrates skin while reducing redness and ingrown hairs. It contains no fragrance, but their is a very faint nondescript aroma form the ingredients themselves.

According to Skin Actives,

Calming formula provides cooling relief post-shave. Reduce ingrown hairs and redness for smooth, clear skin.

Directions: Apply to clean skin on the face and other irritated areas daily or as needed.

Ingredients:Water, Seakelp (Lactobacillus/Kelp Ferment Filtrate) Bioferment, Sodium PCA, Bisabolol, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Juice, Fucoidan, Astaxanthin, Fucoxanthin, Porphyridium Polysaccharide, Guaiazulene, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Sorbic Acid.

Overall Assessment: If you are looking for men's grooming and skincare products, the Tombstone Collection from Aroma Actives is definitely worthy of your consideration.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Kiehl's Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque

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If you have normal to oily skin, and are seeking a very effective clay mask, then Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque should definitely be on your radar. This is a very effective clay mask that helps balance skin by removing excessive oils, it heals breakouts, helps unclog congested pores and leaves skin soft and smooth. Additionally, I have used it as a spot treatment on the occasional pimple, but generally apply it to my entire face. I have normal/combination skin (normal everywhere, but in my T-zone– where I have a bit more oil), and I neither find this mask drying, nor irritating.

According to Kiehl's,

Our Amazonian White Clay mask helps draw out impurities while smoothing and refining skin. This pore minimizing mask for oily skin and normal skin helps unclog pores and smooth skin texture.

Features:
• Refines and detoxifies skin to draw out dirt and toxins that can cause clogged pores
• Purifies skin to visibly minimize pores and reduce oil
• Helps refine and smooth skin

Directions: After cleansing, apply a thin layer to damp skin, avoiding the immediate eye area
Allow to dry for approximately ten minutes. When dry, gently remove mask using a warm, wet towel and pat dry.

Ingredients: Aqua/Water, Kaolin, Bentonite, Propanediol, Glycerin, Ci 77891/Titanium Dioxide, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Zea Mays Starch/Corn Starch, Phenoxyethanol, Ceteareth-20, Caprylyl Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopherol, Lecithin, Aloe Barbadensis/Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Avena Sativa Flour/Oat Kernel Flour, Allantoin.
Overall Assessment: This is a very nice clay mask, and definitely worth trying if you have normal to oily skin. If you happen to pass a Kiehl's counter, I would recommend checking to see whether they have a sample that you can take home to try.

$35.00 for 4.2 oz. from Kiehl's, Nordstrom, Sephora, Ulta, Macy's, Lord & Taylor, Bergdorf GoodmanBloomingdale's, Liberty London and Bluemercury (Affiliate Links).

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Multi-Purpose All-in-Oil Milk Nourishing and Shaping Leave-In Spray

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Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Multi-Purpose All-in-Oil Milk Nourishing and Shaping Leave-In Spray is an ingenious multitasking spray that makes hair manageable while detangling, controlling frizz, softening, nourishing and hydrating. It can be used on wet or dry hair, and I use it both ways and don't prefer one over the other. It is such a treat for my dry and curly hair, and it never weighs it down or makes it feel greasy. It has a very pleasant warm and creamy aroma that I really like a lot, but it doesn't linger for too long.

According to Shu Uemura,

Combining our expertise in hair care and styling in a single multi-purpose hair milk for mistake-proof use on all hair types at every step of the hair care and styling routine. No rules, only benefits. This hair oil, packed with the transformative technology of camellia oil, has a luxurious, lightweight texture with micro-droplets of oil that bring immediately visible benefits.

Featuring iconic Camellia Oil in combination with Coconut Oil for enhanced shine and nourishment, without weighing hair down. Known for its nourishing properties and rich in essential lipids, Camellia Oil has been used for centuries to detangle and soften hair, and moisturize and protect skin.

Benefits:
• Detangles and softens
• Prevents breakage from heat tools
• Gives nourished shine
• Controls frizz on wet and dry hair
• Maintains long-lasting style and manageability

Directions:  Use on wet hair: for easy detangling. Use before blow drying and other heat tools to prevent damage and breakage. Refresh hair during the day: for maintained style, manageability, and shine.
Directions: Spray generously onto wet or dry hair to deeply nourish and protect the hair shaft.
massage gently but thoroughly along your whole hair length, from root to tip.
use anytime as a hair pick-me-up or whenever hair needs care and styling.

Ingredients: Aqua/Water ● Cocos Nucifera Oil / Coconut Oil ● Amodimethicone ● Polyquaternium-37 ● Phenoxyethanol ● Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate ● Sodium Hydroxide ● Dimethicone Peg-7 Phosphate ● Ppg-1 Trideceth-6 ● Trideceth-6 ● Behentrimonium Chloride ● Camellia Japonica Seed Oil ● Xylose ● Lactic Acid ● Ethylhexylglycerin ● Isopropyl Alcohol ● Cetrimonium Chloride ● Hexyl Cinnamal ● Hydroxycitronellal ● Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein ● Pg-Propyl Sllanetriol ● Isoeugenol ● Potassium Sorbate ● Tocopherol ● Parfum/Fragrance.
Overall Assessment: Shu Uemura really makes incredible haircare products, and this spray is really worthwhile, in my opinion.

$46.00 for 3.3 oz. from Shu Uemura Art of Hair and Feelunique (Affiliate Links).
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TATCHA GIFT WITH PURCHASE: 10 LUMINOUS EYE MASKS

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TATCHA is offering a wonderful Gift with Purchase November 10-17. With your purchase of $150.00+, receive a complimentary set of 10 Luminous Eye Masks ($95.00 value). Use Code: MASK19 at checkout. Visit: www.tatcha.com

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Soothe Calm. Cleanse. Cure. Holiday Gift Set

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This holiday season, if you are looking to find a special gift for someone who has just about everything, then consider giving the gift of relaxation with the new Soothe Calm. Cleanse. Cure. Holiday Gift Set featuring Sootherapy Healing Bath Salts plus a Massage Gift Card available now on Soothe.com and Amazon.

According to Soothe,

The 3-pack of Sootherapy Healing Bath Salts, also sold as a stand-alone gift (retail $30 at soothe.com), contains all-natural, non-GMO, tropical ingredients such as: exotic Moloka’i & ‘Alaea salts, taro, noni, ginger, raw cane sugar, organic coconut oil and coconut milk. They smell incredible, and leave skin feeling soft, hydrated and nourished! The gift card available in the set, will be valued for a 60 minute massage that can be used in any of the 60+ U.S. markets Soothe serves.

Soothe, the world’s leading on-demand massage service, delivers a licensed, insured massage therapist to your home, office, or hotel, within 60 minutes. It is now available in 70 markets across 4 countries.
The types of massages from which to choose:
Here is how it works:

1) Soothe helps you book a five-star massage to your home, hotel, office, or event in as little as an hour. We match your massage request with a vetted, certified massage therapist available in your area at the specified time. At your appointment time, a therapist will arrive at your door with massage table, fresh linens, lotions, oils, and music to ensure a relaxing massage. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy your massage.

2) Soothe connects you with therapists who offer deep tissue, Swedish, sports, and prenatal massage. Any of these modalities can be performed as a couples massage, either with two massage therapists performing simultaneous massage or one therapists performing massage one after another. The therapists also offer chair and table massage delivered to your office or event with Soothe at Work and Soothe Events.

3) Soothe will match you with the highest quality massage therapist available at the time specified. You have the option to choose a male or female therapist if you have a preference, but are not able to select the exact therapist that you’d like.

4) Soothe is very careful about the massage therapists we select to join the Soothe network, "We vet each therapist to make sure they are fully licensed or certified in their practice area. We also verify they are insured by a reputable firm that is well known in the industry. We accept only the highest quality therapists, with only about 1/3 of applicants being accepted on to the Soothe network."

In most states the process to become a certified massage therapist (CMT) requires applicants to successfully pass a background check conducted by a state investigator before being deemed safe to work with the public. All massage therapists on the Soothe platform have passed these government-sponsored certification measures. In order to become a CMT, a therapist must also complete a minimum of 500 hours of practical training, but some states require as much as 1,000 hours.

All of the massage therapists have the highest level of integrity and professionalism. In return, we expect all clients to reciprocate the same level of respect and conduct. (In Canada, all of the therapists are experienced professionals; however, not all are RMTs). For more frequently asked questions, visit Soothe.com
Overall Assessment: This is a great gift idea for that person on your list who has everything!

$180.00 and $230.00 from Soothe and their official Amazon Store HERE and HERE (Affiliate Links).

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NORDSTROM UP TO 40% OFF FALL SALE

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Attention Nordstrom shoppers, the Nordstrom Fall Sale has some amazing deals, the savings is up to 40% Off! 

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Boxwalla December Box: From the Earth, Slowly Featuring Lepaar

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Boxwalla enthusiasts know that Boxwalla's eco-luxe beauty boxes are an extraordinary value, and that the products themselves are nothing short of spectacular. Their carefully curated green beauty boxes are a tremendous value, with steep discounts, and they feature truly covet-worthy cruelty-free organic beauty products.

The December Beauty Box features Australian-based brand Lepaar, an artisanal brand founded by husband & wife duo of Johanna and Christopher Everingham, passionate about slowness, ingredient sourcing and whole plant goodness. 

According to Johanna and Christopher, "Whether it is the passing on of old wisdoms lost, reviving practices that nurture all, collaborating with makers that instill what they make with love and mastery, it is essentially this acknowledgement of the spirit of things which drives our intent to create a brand that defines and tells this story. The story of LEPAAR is the culmination of two people coming together; the pairing of a shared passion for quality, refinement and beauty; of growing a business that supports what is good, ethical and alive."

Boxwalla offers beauty boxes for the luxury loving skincare nerd. This box lets you experience the most effective and nutrient-rich beauty products we have experienced, exquisite products that harness the potency of plant-based ingredients. Always cruelty-free. Ships Bi-monthly.

*THIS IS A SUBSCRIPTION*  You will be charged immediately when you purchase. Automatic renewal occurs every two months until you cancel.
Details: 
Bi-Monthly Delivery
Free U.S. Shipping
Effective Plant-based Ingredients
Always Cruelty-Free

The December Box, which costs $49.95, features three products from the magical Australian brand Lepaar (Total Retail Value: $151).

There are three products in the box:

1) Lepaar Luminous Face Balm / Moisture Lock + Stress Recovery (full size, 1 oz, $103)

2) Lepaar Luxurious Body Firming Oil / Deep Tissue Strengthening Composition (custom size, 50ml, $35)

3) Lepaar Velvet Sole Lip+Face Balm (5ml, $13)

All three products use botanical extracts that are sun-infused in demeter certified biodynamic cold pressed extra virgin olive oil. The sun infusions take at least 4-6 months and the infusions happen with zero electricity. All three products contain frankincense, myrrh and 24K non nano gold. 

Johanna and Christo's personal skincare philosophy includes the use of whole plant extracts and minimal use of essential oils. Their products therefore smell round and beautiful but not obviously 'fragrant' with essential oils and absolutes. In their words: "It takes tonnes of plant material to gain just a little bit of oil, so sustainability is an issue in our humble opinion. For us, whole plant extracts are the way to go in skincare. Their aromas, albeit less intense than those of essences, are beautifully round, and represent the whole plant rather than just a fraction of the plant that comes across in the distillation process". You can read more here: https://lepaar.com/pages/minimal-use-of-essential-oils 
Lepaar Luxurious Body Firming Oil / Deep Tissue Strengthening Composition (custom size, 50ml, $35): This delightful firming body oil, which is intensely moisturizing and nourishing, is lightweight, fast absorbing and a delight to use. It melts into the skin immediately and it leaves skin remarkably soft, smooth and supple. Filled with extraordinary ingredients, such as camellia oil, milk thistle, vanilla, arnica flower and saffron, this body oil is perfectly suited for the colder months of the year. It has a very light earthy aroma that delights the senses, but it is not long-lasting, and therefore won't interfere with any fragrances that you may opt to wear. I love to apply it to freshly cleansed, and slightly damp, skin immediately following a shower or bath.

According to Lepaar,

A luxurious powerfully active full body nectar, composed to reduce the appearance of stretch marks, help firm, tone and strengthen the skin while protecting our spiritual equilibrium. A powerful body, soul, mind + spirit body armor to take us through our day.
Ingredients:

Energizing Foundation

Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract*. Tasmania, Australia. Certified organic. Hand-picked, air-dried whole flowers, sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.

Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Fruit Extract*. Daintree Rainforest, Australia. Certified organic., Hand-picked, sun-cured whole beans, sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.

In Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil**. Victoria, Australia. Certified Demeter biodynamic, Small batch cold-pressed, unrefined, extra virgin.

Balancing Center

Camellia Oleifera (Camellia) Seed Oil*, Blue Mountains, Australia.

Arnica Montana (Arnica) Extract*,USA. Certified organic. Hand-picked, sun-cured whole flowers, leaf and bark, sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.

Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Australia. Certified organic. Cold-pressed seeds, unrefined.

Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil*, Tasmania, Australia. Certified organic. Hand-picked, sun-cured whole root, sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.

Silybum Marianum (Milk Thistle) Seed Oil*, Australia. Wildcrafted. Cold-pressed seeds, unrefined.

Santalum Spicatum (Sandalwood) Extract, Australia. Wild crafted. Sustainably grown and co-op harvested, sun-cured whole bark + wood, sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.

Citrus Aurantium (‘Neroli’ Bitter Saville Orange) Extract, Kangaroo Valley, Australia. Wild crafted. Hand-picked, sun-cured whole blossoms and leaves leaf and bark, sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.

Crocus Sativus (Saffron) Stigma Extract* Canterbury plains, New Zealand. Biodynamic. Hand-picked, air-dried whole stigma, sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.

Harmonising Charge 'Sacred Trinity Blend'

Boswellia Frereana (Frankincense ‘Maydi’, King Of Frankincense) Resin Extract, Somalia. Certified Organic. / Boswellia Sacra (Royal Horaji White ‘Sacred’ Frankincense) Resin Extract. Oman. Certified organic. Fair-trade resin, sustainably harvested by a community co-op. Sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.

Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) Resin Extract*  Somalia. Certified Organic. Yemen. Wildcrafted. Commiphora Wildii (‘Omumbiri’ Namibian Myrrh) Resin Extract Namibia. Wildcrafted. Fair-trade resin, sustainably harvested by a community co-op. Sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.

Boswellia Frereana (Frankincense ‘Maydi’, King Of Frankincense) Essential Oil*, Somalia. Certified Organic. / Boswellia Sacra (Royal Horaji White ‘Sacred’ Frankincense) Essential Oil  Oman. Wildcrafted. / Boswellia Carteri (Frankincense) Essential Oil*, Sanaag Region, Somalia. Certified organic. Steam-distilled, fair-trade resin, sustainably harvested by a community co-op.

Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) Essential Oil* Somalia. Certified Organic. Ethiopia. Wildcrafted. Commiphora Wildii (‘Omumbiri’ Namibian Myrrh) Essential Oil*, Namibia. Wildcrafted. Steam-distilled fair-trade resin, sustainably harvested by a community co-op.

Santalum Spicatum (Sandalwood) Essential Oil. Australia. Wildcrafted. Steam distilled Wood.

Citrus Aurantium (‘Neroli’ Bitter Saville Orange) Essential Oil*. France Australia. Certified organic. Steam distilled flowers.

Essential Oils Naturally Contain Citral, Citronellol Geraniol, Geranial, Eugenol, Limonene, Linalool, Beta-Myrcene, Neral.

*Certified Organic **Certified Demeter  Biodynamic ^Wildcrafted “Non-Nano. All extracts are sun-infused by us in certified biodynamic olive oil.
Lepaar Luminous Face Balm / Moisture Lock + Stress Recovery (full size, 1 oz, $103): This is an ultra-luxurious balm that is intensely moisturizing and nourishing. It has a delicious creamy and emollient consistency coupled with a light chamomile flower aroma– both of which are utterly intoxicating. This antioxidant-rich balm also boasts intensive anti-inflammatory properties thanks to the carefully selected ingredients such as chamomile, carrot root, turmeric, pumpkin seed oil and kakadu plum seed oil. This balm is incredibly concentrated, therefore the tiniest amount imaginable is all that you need to use on a slightly damp face and décolleté. It is lightweight and it sinks into the skin immediately (unless you use too much). It leaves skin soft, smooth, supple, hydrated, calmed, soothed, plump and luminous. It really is extraordinary.

According to Lepaar,

A deeply hydrating, ultra soft recovery balsam with traditional medicinal qualities that nurtures the most sensitive skin, especially beneficial after element exposure.

Composed with botanical extracts of cell renewing Chamomile flower, collagen-maintaining Rose petals, free radical neutralising Carrot root, anti-inflammatory Tumeric tuber and hydrating Mullein flower, which help repair elemental damage, rejuvenates stressed and tired skin, balances sebum and calms and protects irritated, inflamed, acne-prone, and hyper sensitive skin.

Energetically, the high frequency Rose in combination with Frankincense, Myrrh and 24 karat Gold opens the the heart chakra, soothes nervous tension and connects us to the spiritual being we are
Ingredients:

Energizing Foundation

Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract*. Tasmania, Australia. Certified organic. Hand-picked, air-dried whole flowers, sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.

Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Fruit Extract*. Daintree Rainforest, Australia. Certified organic., Hand-picked, sun-cured whole beans, sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.

In Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil**. Victoria, Australia. Certified Demeter biodynamic, Small batch cold-pressed, unrefined, extra virgin.

Balancing Center

Rosa Centifolia (Rose) Flower Extract*, India, certified organic, Hand-picked, air-dried whole flowers, sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil,

Matricaria Recutita (Chamomile) Extract*, Tasmania, Australia, certified organic, Hand-picked, air-dried whole flowers, sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil,

Cera Alba (Beeswax).  Blue Mountains, Australia. Wildcrafted. Unbleached, unrefined,. Made by wild honey bees from Australia’s only Warre-style beekeeper,

Daucus Carota (Carrot) Root Extract*. Australia, Certified organic. Hand-picked, air-dried whole root, sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil,

Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil*. Australia, Certified organic. Cold-pressed seeds, unrefined,

Nigella Sativa (Black Cumin) Seed Oil*. Egypt. Certified organic. Cold-pressed seeds, unrefined,

Verbascum Thapsus (Mullein) Flower Extract*. USA. Certified organic. Hand-picked, air-dried whole flowers, sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil,

Terminalia Ferdinandiana (‘Gubinge’ Kakadu Plum) Seed Oil. Australia. Wildcrafted. Cold-pressed seeds, unrefined,

Curcuma Longa (Tumeric) Tuber Extract*. Australia, Certified organic. Hand-picked, air-dried whole tubers, sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil,

Crocus Sativus (Saffron) Stigma Extract**. Canterbury plains, New Zealand, Biodynamic, ,Hand-picked, air-dried whole stigma, sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil,

Harmonising Charge 'Sacred Trinity Blend'

Boswellia Frereana (Frankincense ‘Maydi’, King Of Frankincense) Resin Extract, Somalia. Certified Organic. / Boswellia Sacra (Royal Horaji White ‘Sacred’ Frankincense) Resin Extract. Oman. Certified organic. Fair-trade resin, sustainably harvested by a community co-op.. Sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.

Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) Resin Extract*  Somalia. Certified Organic. Yemen. Wildcrafted. / Commiphora Wildii (‘Omumbiri’ Namibian Myrrh) Resin Extract  Namibia. Wildcrafted. Fair-trade resin, sustainably harvested by a community co-op. Sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.

Boswellia Frereana (Frankincense ‘Maydi’, King Of Frankincense) Essential Oil*, Somalia. Certified Organic.  Boswellia Sacra (Royal Horaji White ‘Sacred’ Frankincense) Essential Oil  Oman. Wildcrafted. Boswellia Carteri (Frankincense) Essential Oil*, Sanaag Region, Somalia. Certified organic. Steam-distilled, fair-trade resin, sustainably harvested by a community co-op.

Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) Essential Oil* Somalia. Certified Organic. Ethiopia. Wildcrafted. Commiphora Wildii (‘Omumbiri’ Namibian Myrrh) Essential Oil*, Namibia. Wild crafted.. Steam-distilled fair-trade resin, sustainably harvested by a community co-op.

Daucus Carota (‘Quenn Anne’s Lace’ Carrot) Essential Oil. France. Wildcrafted. Steam. Steam-distilled seeds.

Matricaria Recutita (Chamomile) Essential Oil*,  Egypt. Certified organic. Steam-distilled flowers.

Rosa Damascena (Rose Otto Damask) Essential Oil*, Bulgaria. Certified organic. Steam-distilled petals.

24 Karat Gold, Germany. Non-Nano. Cert cosmetic/food grade. Sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.

Essential Oils Naturally Contain Citral, Citronellol Geraniol, Geranial, Eugenol, Limonene, Linalool, Beta-Myrcene, Neral.

*Certified Organic **Certified Demeter  Biodynamic Wildcrafted “Non-Nano. All extracts are sun-infused by us in certified biodynamic olive oil.
Lepaar Velvet Sole Lip+Face Balm (5ml, $13): This lightweight, highly emollient, nourishing and hydrating lip and face balm is perfectly suited to the cold weather, and it is an absolute chapped lip savior. You really only need a tiny bit of this concentrated balm for great results. It boasts exfoliating properties because it is infused with ground pink Himalayan salt and papaya seed oil, but it isn't in the least bit gritty, drying or irritating. Calendula extract and olive oil help heal dry chapped skin– leaving them soft, supple and moisturized. This also makes a wonderful lipstick base– particularly when used in conjunction with drying matte formulas, but it must be used very sparingly so as not to change the finish of the lip product.

According to Lepaar,

A deeply hydrating moisture lock balm. Composed with exfoliating and rejuvenating Papaya Seed oil, restoring and wound-healing Calendula extract, moisture loss [preventing beeswax and trace element providing Pink Himalayan Crystal Salt.

Moisturises and protects the lips on a cellular level, as the 84 vital trace elements in Pink Himalayan Crystal salt are absorbed via the lips. Sculpts eyebrows, protects the skin around eyes, and assists in fading scars, blemishes and age spots.

Energetically, Resin extracts + homeopathic (minute) doses of essential oils of Frankincense and Myrrh, plus 24 Karat Gold balance the body-soul-spirit alignment.
Ingredients

Energizing Foundation

Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract*. Tasmania, Australia. Certified organic. Hand-picked, air-dried whole flowers, sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.

Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Fruit Extract*. Daintree Rainforest, Australia. Certified organic., Hand-picked, sun-cured whole beans, sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.

In Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil**. Victoria, Australia. Certified Demeter biodynamic, Small batch cold-pressed, unrefined, extra virgin.

Balancing Center

Carica Papaya (Papaya) Seed Oil*. India. Certified organic. Non GMO (rare), Cold-pressed seeds, unrefined.

Crocus Sativus (Saffron) Stigma Extract**. Canterbury plains, New Zealand. Biodynamic., Hand-picked, air-dried whole stigma, sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.

Harmonizing Charge 'Sacred Trinity Blend'

Boswellia Frereana (Frankincense ‘Maydi’, King Of Frankincense) Resin Extract, Somalia. Certified organic. / Boswellia Sacra (Royal Horaji White ‘Sacred’ Frankincense) Resin Extract. Oman. Certified organic. Fair-trade resin, sustainably harvested by a community co-op. Sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.

Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) Resin Extract*  Somalia. Certified Organic. Yemen. Wildcrafted. Commiphora Wildii (‘Omumbiri’ Namibian Myrrh) Resin Extract Namibia. Wildcrafted. Fair-trade resin, sustainably harvested by a community co-op. Sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.

Boswellia Frereana (Frankincense ‘Maydi’, King Of Frankincense) Essential Oil*, Somalia. Certified organic. Boswellia Sacra (Royal Horaji White ‘Sacred’ Frankincense) Essential Oil  Oman. Wildcrafted. Boswellia Carteri (Frankincense) Essential Oil*, Sanaag Region, Somalia. Certified organic. Steam-distilled, fair-trade resin, sustainably harvested by a community co-op.

Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) Essential Oil* Somalia. Certified Organic. Ethiopia. Wildcrafted. Commiphora Wildii (‘Omumbiri’ Namibian Myrrh) Essential Oil*, Namibia. Wildcrafted. Steam-distilled fair-trade resin, sustainably harvested by a community co-op.

24 Karat Gold, Germany. Non-Nano. Cert cosmetic/food grade. Sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.

Pink Himalayan Crystal Salt. Tibet. Wildcrafted. Hand-ground and sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.

Essential Oils Naturally Contain Limonene, Linalool, Beta-Myrcene.

*Certified Organic **Certified Demeter  Biodynamic Wild Crafted “Non-Nano. All extracts are sun-infused by us in certified biodynamic olive oil. 
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Boxwalla thought they would,  "change it up for the holidays for our beauty subscribers and so the outer December Box has a peach base. The lids don't have any branding/logo to make it super easy to reuse for gifting. Like always, the boxes are custom-made for us, from tree-free handmade paper, made from cotton scraps by a small family owned company in India using traditional paper making techniques (and is completely child labor free)."
There is no logo on the reusable gift box. 

Overall Assessment: This is yet another extraordinary value from Boxwalla, and these three Lepaar skincare heroes are sure to delight your skin and senses. I highly recommend this box, and think that it would make a perfect holiday gift for the eco-luxe skincare enthusiast in your life. A+

*THIS IS A SUBSCRIPTION*  You will be charged initially when you purchase. Automatic renewal every two months until you cancel. Last day to subscribe is December 5.


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Sunday, November 10, 2019

The Beauty Spotlight Team Week in Review

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog's holiday haircare gift guide features must-have products for the coiffed people on your holiday list. These tools and products are truly luxurious and covet-worthy. 

Running short on time, but want to curl your hair, this CHI SpinNCurl is exactly what you need. This is also the perfect gift for the girl on the go on your Christmas list.

Prime Beauty loves designer fragrances but not the expensive prices. Dossier has duplicated your favorite scents and they are priced at only $29! You Need to know about Dossier!

The holidays are just around the corner. If you're looking for luxe but affordable hostess gifts, stocking stuffers or small gifts for teachers, friends or anyone who loves fragrant bath and body or home products, Never Say Die Beauty suggests you check out RITUALS Ritual of Dao Small Gift Set and more!

Bad beauty buys happen to all of us and Erika, chief chick over at Notes from My Dressing Table is sharing her eight disappointing beauty products she regrets buying. Come check it out.

Adding new lip products to your repertoire is always a delight. Beauty Info Zone has found delightful new lipsticks and lip lacquers that are a pleasure to wear, Lucky Chick is a brand you want for yourself and for some beautiful gift giving.

This month the Essential Oil Recipe Box by Simply Earth is focused on bath time. Jen from Laugh, Love, Contour has a review of the box on her blog now to help you decide if this is the perfect gift for others or just the self care treat you need this holiday season! 

Stacie from The Makeup Obsessed Mom shared her picks from the Sephora sale. Head over if you’re in the market for new makeup or anti-aging skincare tools.
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