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Gift Guide Review: 7 Best philosophy Holiday 2014 Products To Buy This Season! Celebrate Grace Perfume, Christmas Cookie, Snow Angel Ornament Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath

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Gift Guide Review: 7 Best philosophy Holiday 2014 Products To Buy This Season! Celebrate Grace Perfume, Christmas Cookie, Snow Angel Ornament Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath

Whether it’s that fast-talking co-worker or your beau’s tweenage sister, you can never have enough options when it comes gifting this holiday season. And being the beauty lovers that we are, philosophy always makes great yuletide sets that we totally go ga-ga over! So whether you want to treat yourself or get that dreaded holiday shopping over before the crowds start to get overwhelming, check out our favorite must-haves even your picky-choosy Gran will love!

Glosses Gift Guide Review: 7 Best philosophy Holiday 2014 Products To Buy This Season! Celebrate Grace Perfume, Christmas Cookie, Snow Angel Ornament Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath

philosophy is one of those brands that appeals to women of all ages. So for a big burst of happiness, get that well-deserved thanks with the Sparkly Time Of Year gift set.

 Gift Guide Review: 7 Best philosophy Holiday 2014 Products To Buy This Season! Celebrate Grace Perfume, Christmas Cookie, Snow Angel Ornament Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath

Packed with multitasking festive shower gels (Pomegranate in a Pear Tree, anyone?) and high-shine lipglosses, you can mix and match these delightful treats inside any gift bag or basket you have to give out this year. Or, if you just love a good pout and shower-hour, feel free to treat yourself to this cheerful set.

philosophy little ornaments Gift Guide Review: 7 Best philosophy Holiday 2014 Products To Buy This Season! Celebrate Grace Perfume, Christmas Cookie, Snow Angel Ornament Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath

But if you’re looking for the PERFECT stocking stuffer or are finally going to make that beauty Christmas tree this year, then you have to check out these adorable skincare ornaments. Who wouldn’t want to smell like an angel? Now you can with the snow angel ornament, the moisturizing lather cleanses hair and skin with a delicate aroma that reminds you of just-fallen snow. Or, choose the holiday lights aglow ornament to rev up your engines with an invigorating and energizing scent blending bright citrus and clean evergreen for a truly festive bathtime treat!

Perfume fragrance Gift Guide Review: 7 Best philosophy Holiday 2014 Products To Buy This Season! Celebrate Grace Perfume, Christmas Cookie, Snow Angel Ornament Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath

I’ve always loved philosophy scents, especially Amazing Grace, which just happened to be my signature scent throughout my collegiate days. Celebrate Grace, however, is the more grown-up version of the classic, crowd-pleasing scent, as it fuses together aromatic notes of lavender, elegant white rose and clean musk. Boasting long staying power without becoming too overpowering, your mom, grandmother or doting aunt will love finding this elegant scent under the tree.

Christmas Cookie Gift Guide Review: 7 Best philosophy Holiday 2014 Products To Buy This Season! Celebrate Grace Perfume, Christmas Cookie, Snow Angel Ornament Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath

We’re also all for multitasking products. And you can bet that philosophy’s shower, shampoo and bubble bath gels have always been a long-term favorite of ours. Not only does it leave our skin glowing and gorgeous, but it delivers amazing scents we simply can’t resist that seem to grow in aroma as the hot steam fills the air. The Christmas Cookie Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath brings the nostalgic scent of warm baked cookies right to your well-deserving bod — without the mess in the kitchen, of course.

philosophy silent night set Gift Guide Review: 7 Best philosophy Holiday 2014 Products To Buy This Season! Celebrate Grace Perfume, Christmas Cookie, Snow Angel Ornament Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble BathReady to ease into a long winter’s nap? Unwind at bedtime with the silent night duo, including the silent night shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath and body lotion. These lightly scented body items are infused with the soothing scent of silent night, a soft, herbal lavender. You’ll be able to drift off to sleep with ease, right before you have to wake up to all the holiday madness!

Hand Creams Gift Guide Review: 7 Best philosophy Holiday 2014 Products To Buy This Season! Celebrate Grace Perfume, Christmas Cookie, Snow Angel Ornament Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath

Finally, while we’re still talking gift sets, The Holiday Handbook treats dry and chapped hands to luxurious natural oils and antioxidants found in each of these pint-sized hand creams. Like a good old scoop of ice cream, choose from 3 yummy flavors (I’m severely addicted to Fresh Cream) that apply smoothly onto hands and don’t leave them greasy or sticky. Check out ALL the amazing holiday offerings from philosophy by going to their website at www.philosophy.com!

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Which items will you be gifting this year? Did you check out the other items as well on the philosophy site?

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Review, Photos: 2014 Holiday Murad Celebrate Smooth Kit – AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser, Rapid Collagen Infusion, Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture For Eyes, Face

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With the winter chill already here, it’s important to treat your beauty arsenal to some skin-saving goodies that keep your skin smooth and equally hydrated. Sure, certain skincare products can contain ingredients that strip your skin from necessary ingredients, but Murad is always one of those brands you can count on, leaving your skin feeling velvety smooth and fortified with necessary antioxidants essential for healthy, winter-ready skin.

Review, Photos: 2014 Holiday Murad Celebrate Smooth Kit - AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser, Rapid Collagen Infusion, Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture For Eyes, Face

Recently testing out the Murad Celebrate Smooth Kit, I was overjoyed to treat my skin to an early holiday gift, as each skin-boosting product gives my skin that amazing look and feel it deserves. Upon opening the kit, I was surprised at how colorful the inside of the bag was; its rainbow-galaxy design enticed me immediately to look for the goodies inside.

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To my surprise, first up was the Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser (in a travel size) that uses 3 beneficiary acids to remove dead skin cells and give you a brighter, healthier-looking glow after each use.

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Collagen also happens to be an important skincare-building block. So you bet I was totally enamored with the Murad Rapid Collagen Infusion product as it keeps your skin extra supple with its special formula filled with ceramides and fatty acids. For best results, apply onto your neck and face each night for plump and fuller-looking skin in the morning.

Need a new eye cream? Try the Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture For Eyes, which immediately delivers relief from dry and cracked skin underneath the delicate under eye tissue. Plus, standing tall against wrinkles and fine lines, you can use this baby for that anti-aging eye cream you’ve been desperately hoping for.

Finally comes my favorite item, the Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture to give even the driest skin extreme moisture. And with a non-greasy formula, you don’t have to worry about clogged pores and unwanted breakouts. It’s just pure and total hydration when using this all-day and all-night cream. Now available at The Murad Inclusive Health Spa and Murad Flagship Store. 

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What’s stopping you from transforming your skin today? This bag of skincare goodies can help!

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– Courtney Leiva | Follow Courtney on Twitter @CourtneyLeiva & Instagram @MissCourtneySays

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Review, Ingredients: RéVive Intensité Line Erasing Serum – How RES Technology Helps Produce New Skin Cells For A Younger Looking Appearance

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Revive Wrinkle Corrector Review, Ingredients: RéVive Intensité Line Erasing Serum - How RES Technology Helps Produce New Skin Cells For A Younger Looking Appearance

NEW! RéVive Intensité Line Erasing Serum is an advanced wrinkle corrector that is “powered by RES Technology featuring Line Relaxing Complex to dramatically soften the appearance of lines and wrinkles for natural-looking facial rejuvenation.” According to the brand, the “targeted clinical formula works instantly and over time to visibly firm and tighten skin, correcting the appearance of deep facial lines and wrinkles while preventing new damage.”

RéVive promises that skin will be “luxuriously smoothed and softened” and that “lines and wrinkles will diminish, skin density will improve and facial contours will become more defined.”  They also promise improvements in skin tone and texture.

Review, Ingredients: RéVive Intensité Line Erasing Serum - How RES Technology Helps Produce New Skin Cells For A Younger Looking Appearance

So what is RES Technology? It stands for Renewal Epidural Science, and is comprised of Bio-Renewal Proteins which encourage the natural production of healthy-looking skin cells that help restore and repair damaged skin. Additionally, the formula contains “groundbreaking” biomimetic peptides, which have never been used in the United States before; these peptides are said to soften and relax lines and wrinkles. The serum is made in the USA and not tested on animals.

So how does it rate? This light, fresh formula glides on and absorbs into skin instantly. I used it twice a day, morning and night, for about 2 weeks. Since it contains no SPF, I followed up with my daily moisturizer, which has an SPF of 40. I liked the product very much; it left my skin soft and I looked refreshed, relaxed and healthy, like I’d been getting enough sleep — for a change! I did notice a slight firming effect after I applied it, helping my skin look more toned. For the high price ($600), this anti-wrinkle serum with results that boast “no injections necessary,” it seems to work wonders with continued use and dedication.

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Would you beauties spend $600 on this anti-wrinkle serum?

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– Yona McDonough

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Review, Before/After Photos, Ingredients: Carol’s Daughter Marula (Curl Therapy) Diffusing & Styling Lotion, Softening Serum

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Review, Before/After Photos, Ingredients: Carol's Daughter Marula (Curl Therapy) Diffusing & Styling Lotion, Softening Serum

The Carol’s Daughter brand has been all over the beauty news lately. Some fans of the company are upset about the recent L’Oréal USA buyout. I for one think it’s great news. Lisa Price, the owner, will still be very involved in creating the products. I think it’s a win-win with Lisa still at the helm with the backing from one of the largest cosmetic and beauty giants out there. The sky is the limit for Carol’s Daughter!

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I recently tried 2 of her NEW! Marula (Curl Therapy) line of products: Marula (Curl Therapy) Diffusing & Styling Lotion (5.0 fl oz $20.00) and Marula Curl Therapy Softening Serum (2.0 fl oz $18.00). I love the simple design of the packaging and the list of 3 main ingredients found in the product and what they do for your hair: The Diffusing & Styling Lotion had a great fresh, natural smell: Marula Oil restores, Almond Oil Moisturizes, Vegetable Protein defines. The Softening Serum smelled fresh and clean as well: Marula Oil Restores, Rose Oil Soothes, Almond Oil moisturizes.

Review, Before/After Photos, Ingredients: Carol's Daughter Marula (Curl Therapy) Diffusing & Styling Lotion, Softening Serum

(left) Deanna before; (right) wearing it all-natural with Carol’s Daughter Marula products

The products definitely delivered the list of benefits that were promised. After use, my hair felt unbelievably soft. I used both products together as it seemed that they would complement each other — and they did! I don’t usually wear my hair naturally wavy, but with these products it looked great! My waves ended up looking and feeling unbelievably soft. As an added bonus, the products contain no parabens, no petroleums, no mineral oil and no artificial colors. I think Carol’s Daughter will continue to make great natural products that make your hair look fantastic.

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What do you beauties think of Carol’s Daughter NEW! Marula (Curl Therapy) Collection?

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Tutorial, Review, Ingredients: How To Make A DIY Holiday Bath Bomb With Indie Lee – The Skincare Benefits Of Peppermint Oil

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Bath Bomb with Bow Tutorial, Review, Ingredients: How To Make A DIY Holiday Bath Bomb With Indie Lee - The Skincare Benefits Of Peppermint Oil

Candy canes may be great for stuffing stockings, adorning trees or a sweet snack, but the minty holiday staple can also be incorporated into your beauty routine. Peppermint oil contains minerals and nutrients including iron, calcium, omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins A and C, and is soothing to the skin. Always wanted to create your own bath bomb? Now you can!

Tutorial, Review, Ingredients: How To Make A DIY Holiday Bath Bomb With Indie Lee - The Skincare Benefits Of Peppermint Oil

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Indie Lee has created a holiday-themed bath bomb recipe, which makes for a great hostess gift or stocking stuffer. The secret ingredients to the all-natural recipe are baking soda and citric acid, which will make the bombs fizz up like a glass of champagne once you drop them in the bathtub!

Ingredients:

1 c. baking soda
½ c. citric acid
2 tbsp. jojoba oil
5 drops of peppermint essential oil
5 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
5 drops of lemon essential oil
1 tbsp. witch hazel
 
Directions:

1. Before you start the DIY, make sure you have a fun holiday mold or tin to shape your bombs in. You could also use cookie cutters and parchment paper.

2. Combine baking soda and citric acid in a large mixing bowl. Drizzle in jojoba oil, followed by essential oils. Mix well until you have a smooth mixture.

3. Slowly drizzle witch hazel into the mixture, constantly stirring to stop the ingredients from fizzing.

4. Once all of the ingredients are moist enough to clump together, firmly press the mixture into your molds.

5. Allow the bombs to dry for 3-4 hours before removing them from the molds.
Recipe will make 6-10 bath bombs, depending on size of mold.

6. Add 1-2 bath bombs to a warm bath and enjoy! Use within three months. Store in an airtight container.

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Now that you beauties know how to make your own bath bomb, will you be giving these out for the holidays?

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