Monday, December 4, 2023

Archipelago Botanicals Jar Candle in Hope Review

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Archipelago Botanicals Jar Candle in Hope is the embodiment of Christmas! It is such a thing of beauty, and the blend of Holiday Pine, Bayberry and Clove smells like a Christmas tree and a warm and cozy home. The aroma is green and aromatic with a hint of spice, and the scent fills the room in the most glorious way. Housed in a keepsake glass jar, this ultra-luxe candle is a great gift idea for people on your holiday list, but you may also want one to use since it will fill your home with warmth and holiday spirit.

According to Archipelago,

The holidays are a time for reflection and hope. Hope for peace and health. Hope for more good times to be spent with the people that we care about. Crisp and green, our quintessential Hope fragrance captures both the spirit and the tradition of the holiday season with familiar and comforting notes of Holiday Pine, Crushed Bayberry and a slight hint of Clove.


  • Measure: Approximately 4.75” Tall
  • Net Weight: 8.6 oz. / 244 g
  • Approximate Burn Time: 60 hours

Overall Assessment: This is one of the best holiday candles that I have tried, and I will enjoy it all season long. A+

$32.50 from Archipelago Botanicals (Unaffiliated Links). Press Sample. All views expressed are categorically my own.

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Sunday, December 3, 2023

The Beauty Spotlight Team, Welcomes December

NuFace Mini+ On-the-Go Facial Toning Starter Kit is a wonderful introduction to a premiere microcurrent device that tones and contours the face. It is effective, it delivers real results, and Lola's Secret Beauty Blog gives it an A+!

Never Say Die Beauty is just chockfull of stocking stuffer and small gift ideas this holiday season. Looking for a gift for a skincare lover? Check out Allison’s review of 3 of MicroMitt's face, body and makeup remover mitts.

Angie from Your True Self Blog has a style tip on how to beautify black lace. This outfit idea is great for the festive season, and lace is lightweight and works for all sorts of evening events.

Are you struggling with exercise-resistant bra bulges, saddlebags, muffin tops, or post-pregnancy baby fat? If so, then Barbie's Beauty Bits wants to share her journey with Slim Light Therapy for fat loss.

Saturday, December 2, 2023

Sephora VIB 20% Off Sale & 30% Off Sephora Collection Ends December 10

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If you missed the Sephora VIB Sale, you have another chance to receive 20% Off your purchase from Sephora and 30% Off the Sephora Collection now through December 10. Valid at Sephora and Sephora at Kohl's. Use Code: YAYGIFTING.

Details: 20% offer valid for Beauty Insider members 12/1/23-12/10/23 at 11:59pm PT. Offer only valid on merchandise purchases made in Sephora US stores, Sephora at Kohl's, on and Must present coupon in store or enter code online. Buy Online, Pick Up In Store orders placed after 12/10/23 do not qualify. Clients are limited to the purchase of one Shark Beauty item per SKU per transaction. Not valid on Sephora Collection, The Ordinary, Dyson, Oribe, CHANEL, Nutrafol, Proven Skincare, in-store services, purchases on Instacart, on Instagram shopping, previous purchases, purchases of gift cards, purchases of Same-Day Unlimited subscriptions, gift wrapping, packaging, taxes, or shipping and handling charges. Return of discounted merchandise will be for the price actually paid. Offer valid for one-time use only. Sephora/Kohl’s is not responsible for damaged, lost, or stolen offer materials or barcodes. Promotion offer has no cash value and may not be altered, bartered, sold, or transferred. Cannot be used in conjunction with other promotional offers, Beauty Insider Cash, Rouge Reward, or rewards unless otherwise specified by Sephora. Sephora and Kohl’s employees are not eligible for this offer. Sephora/Kohl’s may modify or cancel offer at any time, in its sole discretion. See Beauty Insider Terms for details, including exclusions on what purchases qualify toward spend thresholds.

30% off Sephora Collection merchandise valid for Beauty Insider members 12/1/23-12/10/23 at 11:59pm PT. Offer only valid on Sephora Collection merchandise purchases made in Sephora US stores, Sephora at Kohl's, on and Must present coupon in store or enter code online. Buy Online, Pick Up In Store orders placed after 12/10/23 do not qualify. Not valid on Instacart, Instagram shopping, in-store services, previous purchases, purchases of gift cards, purchases of Same-Day Unlimited subscriptions, gift wrapping, packaging, taxes, or shipping and handling charges. Sephora/Kohl’s is not responsible for damaged, lost, or stolen offer materials. Return of discounted merchandise will be for price actually paid. Cannot be used in conjunction with other promotional offers, Beauty Insider Cash, Rouge Reward, or rewards. Offer has no cash value and may not be altered, sold, bartered or transferred. No minimum purchase required. Cannot be used in conjunction with Gift For All Event discount. Sephora employees are not eligible. Sephora/Kohl’s may modify or cancel offer at any time, in its sole discretion.

Enter promotion code STARGLOSS in the promotion-code box at checkout to receive a free trial size, while supplies last, with any merchandise purchase of $25 or more on or sephora. ca. One per client. Excludes Buy Online, Pick Up In Store orders. Minimum purchase threshold excludes past purchases, gift cards, gift wrapping, packaging, taxes, shipping & handling charges. Trial size provided “as is” and cannot be substituted by client. Offer has no cash value. Not combinable with other offers, unless otherwise specified. Sephora may modify or cancel offer at any time.

Friday, December 1, 2023

Archipelago Botanicals Jar Candle in Holiday Spice Review

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Archipelago Botanicals Jar Candle in Holiday Spice is a delightful and nostalgic blend of Cinnamon Bark, Clove, and Orange zest, and it truly smells like the holidays. It fills the room with this familiar scent of the holidays, and it creates a very comforting and festive ambiance. Housed in a gorgeous keepsake glass jar, this is an ultra-luxe candle that is covet-worthy.

According to Archipelago Botanicals,

Envelop your space and delight guests with uplifting Holiday Spice, a carefully balanced and traditional blend of ground Cinnamon Bark, Dark Clove and sharp Orange Zest. Warm, comforting, and welcoming, Holiday Spice embodies the warmth of the season and makes the perfect gift for any fragrance lover on your list.


  • Measure: Approximately 4.75” Tall
  • Net Weight: 8.62 oz. / 244 g
  • Approximate Burn Time: 60 hours

Overall Assessment: This is a gorgeous gift to give to yourself or your loved ones. A+

$32.50 from Archipelago Botanicals and Nordstrom (Affiliate Links). Press Sample. All views expressed are categorically my own. 

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Thursday, November 30, 2023

November 2023 Empties Galore for the Face & Body

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This month I managed to finish 12 products, and two of them were sample sizes. I liked everything that I used up, and thoroughly enjoyed them. I should note that while this pile of empties seems like a lot, in the spirit of transparency they were all quite used up, and I simply focused on finishing them before they spoiled. Here is what I finished up in the month of November:

Erno Laszlo Phelityl Night Cream ($146.00 for 1.7 oz. from Erno LaszloNordstrom and Amazon): is pH-balancing and formulated to repair, strengthen and hydrate your skin while you sleep. It is very thick, but miraculously lightweight, fast-absorbing and non-greasy. It quickly melts into the skin, leaves behind no residue whatsoever, and deeply moisturizes. When I wake up my skin is so soft, supple, moisturized and luminous. Additionally, it softens the appearance of fine lines and makes my skin look incredible. It can also be used during the day, but it contains no sunscreen, and therefore you need to use a separate sunscreen if you use this during the day. It has a very light and pleasant aroma that quickly dissipates, and it can be used for all types of skin. It is perfect for my normal/combination skin, but I think that people with dry skin might prefer a richer cream at night. Purchase Again? I will definitely purchase more at some point in the future, but for now I have far too many open jars of cream to use first.

Fleur & Bee Youth Fairy Retinol Moisturizer ($40.00 for 1.5 oz. from Fleur & Bee and Amazon): is a wonderfully effective and affordable cruelty-free brand. This rich and nourishing antioxidant cream, which is formulated for all types of skin, features 0.03% retinol to increase skin cell turnover and lighten hyperpigmentation, and plant stem cells to protect and rejuvenate the skin. To offset any of the drying and peeling effects, often associated with retinol-based skincare products, Evening Primrose was selected to moisturize and smooth the skin. Unlike many retinol-based skincare products, Youth Fairy is quite gentle, and I experienced no redness, irritation, itching or peeling. The thick and emollient cream melts into the skin immediately leaving it nourished and luminous. It does take up to 12 weeks to see the full effects of the retinol, but I noticed that my skin was brighter after just a couple of weeks. This cream is also gluten-free and it has no detectable aroma. If you are seeking a gentle retinol, then this is a really nice one to consider. 

It should be noted that it is very important to use a high SPF sunscreen, and reapplying it frequently, when using retinol-based products since they remove dead skin cells and leave the skin more vulnerable to the elements. It is also very wise to have your doctor check your moles and any skin irregularities– including, but limited to hyperpigmentation– to make sure that you do not have pre-cancerous lesions or spots, or skin cancer. Since I am not a medical doctor, I would urge you to see your physician to discuss the safety of adding retinol to your routine, and to make sure that none of your skin irregularities need medical attention instead of a skincare product. My doctor is very accustomed to looking over the ingredients in products that I seek to use, and she always carefully checks my skin for anything that might be, or could become, problematic. Purchase Again? I have several open jars and tubes of retinol-based products to use first, but I would definitely use this again!

Vitabrid C¹² Wrinkle Cream is ($70.00 for 1.69 oz. from Vitabrid C¹²Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom) is a mid-weight rich cream that melts into the skin, and the Shea Butter delivers serious moisture. Stabilized Vitamin C helps to even skin tone and lighten hyperpigmentation, and the novel peptides help plump fine lines leaving the skin smoother looking in appearance. This ultra-luxe, and velvety-textured, cream is such a pleasure to use and it makes skin look and feel exquisite. While I do not have wrinkles, I do have some fine expression lines, and this cream has definitely softened their appearance. There is no fragrance, and therefore people who are sensitive to fragrant skincare products will not have any problems with this cream in that regard. Purchase Again? I think that I might have another jar stashed somewhere, and will definitely use it!

Annmarie Skin Care Anti-Aging Facial Oil ($118.00 for 30ml. from Annmarie Skin Care and their Official Amazing Store): is a seriously gorgeous luxury face oil. While this glorious face oil is formulated for dry and mature skin, it is one of the finest and most effective oils to have graced my normal to combination skin. This ultra-luxe antioxidant-rich facial oil, which is velvety-to-the-touch, is infused with herbs and a symphony of more than 13 nourishing oils. Ingredients such as chia, goji berry, and broccoli firm and tighten the skin, and therefore soften the appearance of fine lines. Deeply moisturizing, this beautiful oil is lightweight and it effortlessly melts into the skin. It is neither greasy, nor does it leave behind any residue. I prefer to apply it to moist and warm freshly washed skin, and it immediately leaves my skin soft, smooth, supple and luminous. It is quite concentrated, and therefore I find the a single pump offers plenty of oil to cover my face, neck and décolleté, but your use may vary. It has the most hypnotic herbal aroma, but is not long-lasting or overpowering. Purchase Again? I am using a full size bottle as we speak, and I love it!

Aesop Damascan Rose Facial Treatment ($85.00 for 0.8 oz. from Aesop, Nordstrom, Space NK, Bluemercury, Revolve and Saks Fifth Avenue): is undoubtedly a very deeply nourishing and moisturizing face oil that will do wonders for dry and/or distressed skin, but it has also done incredible things for my normal/combination skin as well. It is a very concentrated, vitamin infused treatment oil that serves as a potent remedy for skin that needs intense hydration, but is so gentle and nourishing that my skin happily drinks it up and is left soft, supple, glowing, balanced, and very moisturized. I only need a couple of drops that I warm between my hands before massaging it into my slightly damp and warm face, neck and décolleté. It sinks in immediately and effortlessly, and it has an intoxicatingly hypnotic warm earthy rose scent that simply delights the senses. It is neither too rich for my skin, nor has it caused me to break out in the least. It just makes my skin look and feel amazing. Purchase Again? I will definitely consider it once I have finished some of my many open face oils.

Goldfaden MD Fleuressence Native Botanical Cell Oil ($129.00 for 1 oz. from Goldfaden MDCredo BeautyBloomingdale's and Amazon): If you are looking to try a new-to-you luxury face oil that is lightweight, fast-absorbing and incredibly nourishing and hydrating, then Goldfaden MD Fleuressence Native Botanical Cell Oil is worthy of your consideration. This delicate and delectable golden elixir boasts a light floral aroma that is an utter delight to the senses. This silky smooth ultra-luxe oil melts into the skin immediately moisturizing the skin and leaving it soft, smooth, supple and luminous. It boasts a thoroughly non-greasy texture that makes it the perfect candidate to be added to your daily moisturizer for added hydration, and it can be added to your favorite foundation for added luminosity. Furthermore, the antioxidant-rich formula, which is rich in Omega fatty acids, helps protect the skin against free-radical damage. After repeated use for about 5 weeks, I noted that the appearance of my fine lines were softened and my overall skin tone appeared more even and brightened. Purchase Again? DEFINITELY!

Fleur & Bee Just Dew It Hydrating Serum ($34.00 for 1 oz. from Fleur & Bee and the Fleur & Bee Amazon Store): This Hyaluronic Acid serum includes 14 nourishing actives that pamper and hydrate the skin with extraordinary efficacy. It is a lightweight and yet rich gel that leaves skin soft, smooth, hydrated and with a dewy glow. It is fast absorbing, it has a wonderful slightly floral aroma, and it softens the appearance of fine lines. This cruelty-free and vegan serum is as much a treat to the senses as it is to the skin, and it is remarkably affordable for such a luxurious serum. It is formulated for all skin types, and it is perfect all year long. Purchase Again? Definitely!

Elina Organics Vitamin C Elixir ($63.00 for 2 oz. from Elina Organics and their official Amazon Store): is a nourishing serum that contains Vitamin C, Rose Hips, Almond Oil, Green Tea and Sea Buckthorn to nourish and even skin complexions. This serum, which has the consistency and appearance of a lightweight moisturizer, melts into the skin and offers it immediate nourishment and hydration. If you have normal to combination skin, like me, then you can actually use this gem as your daily moisturizer, and if you have dry skin, then you will want to use it as a serum underneath your moisturizer. It also brightens the complexion, it fades hyperpigmentation and scars over time, and it soothes irritated skin. My skin is left soft, smooth, supple, brightened and with a pronounced clarity. It has a light herbal aroma, informed by its ingredients, not added fragrance, but it dissipates altogether once it is absorbed by the skin. Purchase Again? I just opened up a different Vitamin C serum, but I would love to get this one again in the future.

Erno Laszlo Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar ($44.00 for 3.4 oz. from Erno LaszloNordstrom and Look Fantastic): Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar does an exceptional job cleaning and exfoliating my skin, and it does so without drying, stripping or irritating. Skin is left soft, clear and luminous, and while it is now said to be formulated for all skin types, it used to be for normal, combination and oily skin types. I would say that dryer skin types would only use it periodically for its deep cleaning and exfoliating abilities, but not as a daily soap. I do like to use it with a cleansing oil, but sometimes I use it alone. My one grievance is that the bar used to be a hefty 6 oz., which was far more satisfying to use, and now it is nearly half the size. Purchase Again? Absolutely!
Spongellé Body Wash Infused Buffers ($12.00-$20.00 each from Spongellé): This particular buffer was limited edition from a while ago, but you really can't go wrong with any of their buffers. These sponges not only effectively remove dead skin cells, but they also leave the skin deliciously baby soft, smooth, supple and moisturized. Body wash infused body buffers are such a treat to use, and they really excel in their ability to clean and exfoliate the skin while delighting the senses with their delightful aromas. You simply dampen the body buffer with water to activate the lather to effortlessly clean and exfoliate the skin. Each sponge is filled with enough body wash for a minimum of 14 washes, and once you have used up all of the body wash, the sponge itself is still quite intact, and therefore all you need to do is use it in conjunction with your favorite liquid or bar soaps. The hanging ribbon allows the buffer to dry out easily, but I recommend hanging it outside of the moist environment of the shower to avoid bacterial growth. Purchase Again? I just opened up a new one!
Spongellé Botanica Candle in Tobacco Flower ($35.00 for 8 oz. from Spongellé): This is amazing candle has a rather hard to describe scent profile. The bottom notes, cedarwood and sandalwood, account for the tobacco flower sensibility, but it is mellowed by the top and middle notes to create a brilliantly conceived amalgam of these carefully selected aromas. If this were a perfume, it would be described as decidedly unisex in its composition and conception. Fragrance NotesTop: Bergamot, Green Fig. Middle: Rosemary, Juniper, Sheer Lavender. Bottom: Cedarwood, Sandalwood. Purchase Again? I just start burning another one of their delectable candles!

Charlotte Tilbury Rock 'n' Kohl Eyeliner Pencil in Velvet Violet ($29.00 for 10g. from Charlotte TilburySephoraNordstromBloomingdale'sBeautylishSelfridgesCult Beauty and John Lewis): This wonderful formula is so creamy to the touch and easy to blend, and it glides across the skin without any tugging or pulling, and it deposits color evenly and effortlessly. It allows you to create a very clean crisp line, but gives you enough time before setting to make a smoky smudged line as well. Once it does set, it is completely budge-proof, and lasts on me all day long, and without a primer. I do not experience any transfer, smudging or fading, but I do not have very oily eyelids, and your wear-time may vary if you do. Purchase Again? I just opened another one!

Overall Assessment: I hope that I can do this well in December! What did you use up, toss out, give away or return in November? Any excellent or mediocre products to report?

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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

HH Science Happy + Healthy Essentials Hydrating Body Collection Gift Set

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HH Science Happy + Healthy Essentials Hydrating Body Collection Gift Set, which is currently on sale, features four of their best-sellers, and it is a perfect way to become acquainted with this dermatologist-created brand. The set comes in a charming gift box, and it features full-size products, including the Healthy + Happy Essentials Hydrating Body Wash, Hydrating And Cream, Hydrating Body Lotion and Lip Balm.

According to HH Science,

We carefully select the most effective combination of high concentration active ingredients with an innovative delivery system that reaches deeper into the skin. All products are dermatologist tested and approved for daily care and to complement aesthetic procedures. All HH Science products are PH balanced, cruelty-free, chemical paraben free, non-comedogenic, and do not include toxic, harmful or irritating ingredients. Made in the USA by an FDA-approved facility.

Whatever your skin type, whatever your skincare goals, our Healthy + Happy Essentials™ line has you covered! We use gentle yet effective formulas to deliver unmatched results for healthy + happy skin. To make it even easier, we have curated gift sets by collection to ensure you have all of your daily skincare essentials for your skin type- perfectly packaged in a gift box sure to make everyone on your list smile!
HH Science Healthy + Happy Essentials Hydrating Body Wash (Full Size. 8 oz. $14.99): This gentle body wash, which is fragrance, and soap-free, forms a lather that thoroughly cleanses the skin without stripping  or drying it. Infused with hyaluronic acid, ceramides, this hydrating cleanser helps maintain the skin’s moisture barrier during and after your shower.

IngredientsWater/Aqua/Eau, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Ceramide AP, Ceramide EOP, Ceramide NP, Sodium Hyaluronate, Beta Glucan, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sodium PCA, Cholesterol, Glycerin, Phytosphingosine, Sodium Gluconate, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Carbomer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hydroxide.

HH Science Healthy + Happy Essentials Hydrating Body Lotion (Full Size. 8 oz. $15.99): This lotion is lightweight, fast-absorbing and very hydrating. Formulated with Hyaluronic Acid this lotion retains hydration, quenches dehydrated and sensitive skin, and leaves it soft, smooth and supple. Their proprietary plant-powered Skin Nourishing Blend with ceramides, and soothing shea butter nourishes and moisturizes even the most dehydrated and dry skin.

IngredientsWater/Aqua/Eau, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Tocopherol, Sodium Phytate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Ceramide NP, Ceramide AP, Ceramide EOP, Phytosphingosine, Cholesterol, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin.

HH Science Healthy + Happy Essentials Hydrating Hand Cream (Full Size. 4 oz. $12.99): This rich cream has a silky-smooth texture, and it nourishes, moisturizes and leaves hands ultra-soft. Formulated with soothing botanical ingredients, Aloe, Sunflower Oil, and Shea Butter, it will help to nourish and hydrate your skin.

IngredientsAloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Aqua (Water), Isopropyl Palmitate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Panthenol, Xanthan Gum, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin.

HH Science Healthy + Happy Essentials Hydrating Lip Balm (Full Size. 0.15 oz. $4.99 value): This natural lip balm is formulated with organic ingredients that are great for hydrating sensitive skin like lips. Beeswax is added to help protect and retain moisture, in addition to vitamin-rich oils to create a simply nourishing and natural lip balm.

Ingredients: Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Beeswax, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, Tocopherol Acetate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice.
Overall Assessment: This set is perfect for pampering the skin during this cold holiday season.

$44.99 (regularly $53.96) from HH Science (Unaffiliated Links). Press Sample. All views expressed are categorically my own. 

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Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Archipelago Botanicals Jar Candle in Peppermint Review

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Archipelago Botanicals Jar Candle in Peppermint is a holiday-perfect candle that is made with a blend of essential oils and wax housed in an elegant glass container. This ultra-luxe candle is the aromatic embodiment of the holiday season. Rather than an ordinary peppermint, this gorgeous blend of peppermint bark, mint leaf and chocolate creates a delectable mouthwatering aroma that fills the room with its comforting scent.

According to Archipelago Botanics, their Peppermint Jar Candle is, "a crisp blend of peppermint bark and mint with a slight hint of chocolate—familiar, comforting and the perfect fragrance to scent the holidays."

According to Archipelago Botanicals,

Treat yourself or gift a friend the scent of the season. Our Peppermint Jar Candle is a festive treat for the senses. Peppermint, a natural herb with a distinctive scent that immediately transports us back to memories of Christmas and cozy fall gatherings. Ours is a crisp blend of peppermint bark and mint, with a slight hint of chocolate. Familiar, comforting, and the perfect fragrance to scent the fall and holiday season.


  • Pthalate-free; silicone-free
  • Soy wax/beeswax/paraffin/essential oil
  • Made in the USA
  • Net Weight: 8.6 oz. / 244 g
  • Candle Measures: 4.5" tall
  • Approximate Burn Time: 60 hours
  • For best results: trim wicks to ¼ of an inch before each use.

Overall Assessment: This is the perfect holiday candle. Whether you are spending the holidays at home or looking for the perfect holiday candle to give as a gift, this one ranks among the finest that I have found. A+

$32.50 from Archipelago and Nordstrom (Affiliate Links). Press Sample. All views expressed are categorically my own. 

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Monday, November 27, 2023

MelodySusie Professional Portable Ionic Hair Dryer Review

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The MelodySusie Professional Portable Ionic Hair Dryer is a super quiet dryer that dries hair so fast that it ranks among one of the most efficient hair dryers that I have tested over the years. Available in three colors– purple, pink (shown) and black– this stylish hair dryer is very powerful (1600 watts and 120,000 RPM) and delightfully compact. It boasts a variable wind speed that allows you to control and customize your hair drying experience. This makes it perfect for home or travel, and its quick drying time makes it more energy efficient. Furthermore, it has a color-coded LED ring that indicates whether you are using hot air, warm air or cool air. The hot setting is not so hot that it burns the scalp or overheats the hair. It includes a detachable smoothing nozzle that directs the flow more precisely, and it is a very practical attachment that I use regularly. I wish this hair dryer had was a diffuser attachment since I have curly hair and really like using diffusers, but if you don't use a diffuser then this isn't going to be an issue for you.

If you are in the need of a new hair dryer, or are planning to buy one for someone on your gift list, then you will be happy to hear that MelodySusie is offering 50% Off for Black Friday. Normally $129.99, it is now $64.99!

Fast Drying Hair Dryer with Powerful Airflow: Experience the ultimate drying performance with the MelodySusie Professional Hair Dryer. Equipped with a high-speed brushless motor that rotates at an impressive speed of 120,000 RPM, this dryer delivers a stable and powerful airflow. With reduced drying time of just 1-8 minutes, you can achieve salon-grade results in half the time compared to traditional hair dryers.

Negative Ionic Technology for Smooth and Voluminous Hair: Utilizing advanced negative ion technology, this dryer releases 200 million negative ions during the drying process, ten times more than regular ionic dryers. These ions eliminate frizz, leaving your hair silky, smooth, and full of life. Additionally, the negative ions help lock in moisture, reducing hair breakage caused by over-drying, and enhancing the natural shine of your hair.

Stepless Windspeed Control: The precision of the infinitely adjustable speed control ensures that you can achieve the perfect balance between airflow and heat, resulting in flawless results every time. With the infinite speed control, you can effortlessly switch between gentle breezes for a natural look and powerful gusts for voluminous styles. Whether you're looking to create sleek straight locks or bouncy curls, this hair dryer adapts to your desired airflow with ease.

Constant Temperature-Control: Protect your hair from heat damage with the MelodySusie Hair Dryer's constant temperature control feature. Our smart chip monitors the air temperature 100 times per second, ensuring optimal heat distribution throughout the entire drying process. prevents overheating and minimizes the risk of heat damage, providing you with a safe and gentle drying experience while preserving the health and vitality of your hair.

3 Temp & Stepless Speed Setting: Enjoy effortless styling with the MelodySusie High-Speed Hair Dryer. It offers four temperature settings (Cool/122F/176F) and stepless speed options, allowing you to customize your drying experience. The intuitive indicator lights make it easy to select your desired settings, while the 5.9FT(1.8M) power cord provides ample length for convenient use both at home and in professional salon settings.


  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 8 x 4 inches
  • Product Weight: 2.5 Pounds
  • Color: Black, Pink and Purple
  • Material: Plastic
  • Wattage: 1600 watts
  • Voltage: 110V-125V
  • Power Source: Air-powered

Package Includes:

  • 1 Hair Dryer
  • 1 Smoothing Nozzle
  • 1 User Manual
  • 1 Adapter
Front of the hair dryer
Back of the hair dryer 

Overall Assessment: This is a very nice hair dryer, and at 50% Off it is quite a steal!

Regular Price: $129.99. Black Friday Deal 50% Off $64.99 from MelodySusie (Use Code: FLASH50) and their Amazon Store (no code needed). (Affiliate Links). Press Sample. All views expressed are categorically my own.

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Sunday, November 26, 2023

Curls Monthly For All Curls Subscription Box

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Curls Monthly is a wonderful monthly subscription box for people with curly hair. Unlike other subscription companies, Curls Monthly is founded and operated by a small team of curly-haired women who really understand the extent to which it is difficult to find excellent haircare products for folks with curly hair.

Curls Monthly is committed to providing first-rate customer service, in-depth education about caring for curly hair, and their careful curation of haircare products makes them an excellent subscription box for curly hair.

Discovering the perfect curly products is easy when you sign up with Curls Monthly! The hair product subscription brings the best items to your doorstep. Subscribe to their monthly mailer of 5+ trial-sized curl products and find what suits your haircare needs to have a great hair day, every day! Try $100+ worth of‎ ‎sought-after, expert-selected curl products for $22 monthly. Gone are the days of wasting money on full-size products that don't work for your unique hair. Curl's Monthly is a budget and eco-friendly way to find the right products for wavy, curly, or coily hair. The sample-sized curl products arrive with a product key highlighting the benefits and a QR code to an educational video for each item - all inside an eco-friendly mailer pouch! 

According to Curls Monthly,

This Curls Monthly is certainly one I am very proud of. We have a few different styling products to mix and match, a spray gel (which is the curly version of a hair spray), and a full-size BondBar pre-shampoo product- which is a $9 dupe for Olaplex… yes you heard that right!

In the September 2023 Box:

  • Miche Set Gel-to-Foam Styling Mousse (2 oz.)
  • Miche Lavish Leave-in Conditioning Styler (2 oz.)
  • Curl Keeper Spray Gel (1 oz.)
  • Miribel Naturals Flaxseed Gel (15ml)
  • BondBar Bonding Pre-Shampoo Treatment (4 oz.)
Overall Assessment: If you have curly hair, then this is a subscription box worthy of your consideration.

$22.00 from Curls Monthly (Unaffiliated Links). Press Sample. All views expressed are categorically my own.

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Saturday, November 25, 2023

The Beauty Spotlight Team Holiday Festivities and Sales in Review

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog has compiled a HUGE list of Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales to save you lots of money for the holidays!

After feasting in all the joys of Thanksgiving, it’s time to work off all the excess with Wellness Warrior's simple fat burning exercises that you can do at home.

If you'd like to know how to survive the holidays more easily without stressing out, Angie at Your True Self Blog has tips to share. 

Want to know the secrets of beauty experts? Barbie's Beauty Bits reveals the smart and easy guidelines they swear by.

If you’re in the midst of your holiday cosmetics shopping, Allison from Never Say Die Beauty has some more suggestions that are on sale for at least 40% off!

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