Plums The Word for Fall!

Plum’s The Word for fall and what better way to create bold looks than with beautiful nails from Sally Hansen and the perfect lip color from Rimmel London.



Get ready for a bold, matte lip-look that stays on. Rimmel London introduces Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour, a new liquid lipstick with high-intensity colour, a velvety matte finish and a long-lasting, comfortable wear.

I really love the color and that it goes on easily and stays on.

Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail Color ($8.99)

The patented argan oil formula fuses intensive nourishment and instant moisture for healthy looking nails.Up to 10 days of fade-proof, chip-resistant wear.

I love that this one really does not chip easily!

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Sally Hansen Miracle Gel ($9.99)

The #1 no light gel system!* In just two easy steps get up to 14 days of color and shine. More chip-resistant than regular nail polish!


Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure ($7.99)

This all-in-one formula with keratin boasts 7 benefits in one bottle— base coat, strength, treatment, salon color, topcoat, chip resistance and gel shine finish.

Complete Salon manicure delivers up to 64% stronger nails and up to 10 days of chip-resistant wear.

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Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this beauty post. Info and images were also provided.

Holiday collection featuring Disney’s Mickey Mouse will help Kiehl’s donate $100,000 to Feeding America®. Collaboration helps to provide 1,100,000 meals to families in need this holiday season

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Kiehl’s Since 1851, the 166-year-old purveyor of the finest skincare, is proud to announce its collaboration with Disney this holiday season, for a collection featuring Mickey Mouse, one of the world’s most beloved luminaries.

Part of this one-of-a-kind collaboration furthers the company’s support of organizations that work to help children and their families thrive:  Kiehl’s is proud to announce that select items from the Disney x Kiehl’scollection will make up the 9th Annual Limited Edition Charitable Holiday Collection. Continuing its holiday philanthropic tradition, Kiehl’s pledges 100% of its net profits of this collection, up to $100,000, to Feeding America®, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. This donation will help provide 1,100,000 meals* to families this holiday.

As part of its commitment to creating healthier generations, Disney also has also been a longtime supporter of Feeding America, by expanding nationwide access to nutritious foods, including fruits and vegetables, in communities where kids and families need it most.

The Disney x Kiehl’s charitable products will include a Mickey Mouse-adorned whipped body butter, a scented hand cream trio, a gift box, and a tin, all which benefit Feeding America.

With a presence in all 50 states and Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, Feeding America’s nationwide network of 200 member food banks support 60,000 food assistance programs, shelters and meal sites. Each year, Feeding America’s network provides meals and resources to over 46 million people in the United States struggling with food insecurity, including nearly 12 million children. The Feeding America network secures and distributes 4 billion meals annually.

“More than 41 million people in the United States face hunger, including 13 million children and 5.7 million seniors. Feeding America is grateful for the ongoing support of our partners at Kiehl’s and thank them for their creativity and commitment to helping people in need,” said Nancy Curby, Senior Vice President, Corporate Partnerships & Operations at Feeding America. “We are excited to continue our partnership with the generous and incredibly heartwarming Disney x Kiehl’s collaboration, which will help provide more than 1,100,000 meals to children and families this holiday season.”

“I can’t think of a more fitting way to support children and families in need than with this collection featuring Mickey Mouse,” said Chris Salgardo, President, Kiehl’s USA. “Disney has been bringing joy to children and families everywhere for generations, and we are honored that this collaboration will raise funds for those with food insecurities, and awareness for the work of Feeding America. It’s staggering that one in six children in America do not know where they will get their next meal, and we are humbled that the Kiehl’s community can help do their part to alleviate that uncertainty.

One of the world’s most beloved icons, Mickey Mouse made his debut on November 18, 1928, as star of the first synchronized sound cartoon, Steamboat Willie, and has remained a sensation ever since. Mickey has become an international personality whose success laid the foundation upon which Walt Disney built his creative organization. Mickey is one of the most timeless originals of our culture and times. His beaming face is recognized around the globe, and his endearing personality has captured the imagination of generations, spanning almost 90 years.

*$1 helps provide 11 meals* secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks.

100% of Kiehl’s net profits, up to $100,000, from the following products will benefit Feeding America:



Special Edition Collection For A Cause:  Kiehl’s customer favorite Calendula formulations, packaged in a Mickey Mouse-adorned tin. Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Facial CleanserCalendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free TonerCalendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Masque and Ultra Facial Moisturizer$45 = 350 meals

Special Edition Creme de Corps “Grapefruit” Whipped Body Butter:  Luxuriously scented cream – light on skin, yet rich in 24-hour hydration. Decadently air-whipped for instant penetration to restore, protect, and soften skin. Quickly absorbed to deliver deep moisturization and leave a light, addictive scent on skin. No parabens, glycols or silicones. 8 oz. $38 = 355 meals

Special Edition Scented Hand Cream Trio: This rich, velvety formulation is made with Vitamin E and Shea Butter and has a fresh, invigorating scent to leave skin feeling soft and hydrated. Trio includes one each of Grapefruit, Coriander, and Lavender, each packaged in a separate box, so you can gift the whole trio, or each one individually. Each tube is 2.5 oz. $35 = 310 meals

Special Edition Hydration Essentials Gift Set:  A Holiday set of the brand’s hydration essentials, including Creme de Corps, Ultra Facial CleanserUltra Facial Cream, Ultimate Strength Hand Salve and Lip Balm #1. $29 = 212 meals


About Kiehl’s:

Kiehl’s was founded as an old-world apothecary in New York’s East Village neighborhood. Its unique, extensive background represents a blend of cosmetic, pharmaceutical, herbal, and medicinal knowledge developed and advanced through the generations. In addition to Kiehl’s freestanding stores nationwide, Kiehl’s products are available at, by mail order at 1-800-KIEHLS-2 as well as through select specialty retailers worldwide. For additional information on Kiehl’s since 1851, visit

About Feeding America:

Feeding America® is the largest hunger-relief organization in the Unites States. Through a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs, we provide meals to more than 46 million people each year. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

Self Disclosure: No compensation was received to post. Information and images were provided. 

Halloween with Sally Hansen and Rimmel London!


Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure ($7.99)
This all-in-one formula with keratin boasts 7 benefits in one bottle— base coat, strength, treatment, salon color, topcoat, chip resistance and gel shine finish.
Complete Salon manicure delivers up to 64% stronger nails and up to 10 days of chip-resistant wear. I love how this one really doesn’t chip easily!
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Looking to do some creative Nail Art?

Sally Hansen Nail Art Pens ($7.95)
The write way to turn your nails into a work of art. Forget complicated kits with stencils and decals—Sally Hansen lets you effortlessly personalize your nail.  With the Nail Art Pen, your nails can be as creative as you are: Let your imagination guide your designs for limitless possibilities.
Shown above in Orange.
Get ready for a bold, matte lip-look that stays on. Rimmel London introduces Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour, a new liquid lipstick with high-intensity colour, a velvety matte finish and a long-lasting, comfortable wear.
Shown below in Pitch Black .
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Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this beauty post. Images and info also provided. 

Kiehl’s personalized skincare available in Kiehl’s stores nationwide Apothecary Preparations tailor-made serums give your skin exactly what it needs

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Kiehl’s is proud to announce that its Apothecary Preparations personalized, in-store-only service, will be fully available in all Kiehl’s retail stores, as of October 2017.


Previously only available in select stores nationwide, Apothecary Preparations is truly personalized skincare featuring potent concentrates that address an individual’s unique skin concerns.


This innovation is amongst the first in the skincare industry to bring bespoke skincare to the masses. This industry achievement is comprised of Kiehl’s Skin Strengthening Concentrate, plus two, individually selected Targeted Complexes. These pharmaceutical meets herbal concentrates feature a blend of advanced ingredients and are specifically selected for each customer’s skin.  Through an elevated consultation and diagnosis, customers are able to craft a personalized formula based on their two most significant skin concerns.  Option include: redness, wrinkles, rough texture, large pores and dullness.


Once the Targeted Complexes are selected and the consultation is complete, the Apothecary Preparation’s components are enclosed in a personalized box for the customer, who then mixes them at home prior to first application. The result is a highly potent, tailor-made skincare treatment.


“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to go back to our apothecary roots with the introduction of Apothecary Preparations,” shares Chris Salgardo, Kiehl’s US President. We’ve always been committed to a high level of customer service, but with Apothecary Preparations, we can elevate that experience even more by giving customers a deeper understanding of their unique skin concerns and needs while delivering a completely personalized facial concentrate they can activate themselves.”



Step 1: Diagnosis With the use of a dermatologist-inspired Skin Atlas, customers are guided by the KCR to assess and rank the severity of their skin concerns. The result of this consultation informs the KCR’s selection of the two essential Targeted Complexes that will comprise the customer’s unique formula.


“Over the years we’ve encountered countless women and men who are searching for the most efficacious solution for their unique skincare needs,” shared Cammie Cannella, VP of Global Education, who developed the Apothecary Preparations consultation. “Through our research, including skincare consultations with millions of customers over the years, we’ve determined that addressing an individual’s top two concerns with one uniquely targeted and potent serum will provide the most effective, personalized skincare solution possible, thereby meeting the needs of even our most discerning customers.”  




“Our Skin-Strengthening Concentrate is composed of a 35% concentration of Squalane and a Skin Lipid Complex at 20%, which within the formula fortifies, hydrates and helps protect the barrier for healthier skin,” notes Dr. Geoff Genesky, Kiehl’s Head Chemist. “This powerful special blend of efficacious yet gentle ingredients has been clinically validated to strengthen the skin barrier after just one hour of use.” 


Squalane: A signature Kiehl’s ingredient, Squalane is a botanical lipid derived from the Olive fruit that is highly compatible with the naturals oils present in skin. Within the formula, the Squalane present at a 35% level is approximately 13 times higher than its natural level found in sebum.  This ingredient is used for its protecting capacity on skin’s barrier as well as for its safety and stability profile.  Squalane has emollient characteristics as well, coating the surface of the skin and helping it maintain moisture[1],[2],[3]. It also has an essential ability to soften and smooth skin without irritation and is free of greasy residues.


Skin Lipid Complex: Also included in Kiehl’s Skin-Strengthening Concentrate is the complementary Skin Lipid Complex, containing a blend of botanical oils (including apricot, coriander, black currant, and echium oils) that are rich in unsaturated fatty acids to offer essential emolliency, skin replenishment and hydration. This highly efficacious concentrate ensures that skin is stronger and more resistant to damage.




Each Kiehl’s Targeted Complex is formulated to address a customer’s specific skin concern. Key ingredients in the Targeted Complexes have been selected for their efficacy and their lipo-soluble nature. They are highly potent and bring powerful efficacy to the finished product.


Important Note: The Kiehl’s Targeted Complexes are so potent, they should not be individually applied directly to skin. Dilution in the Skin Strengthening Concentrate assures both optimal efficacy and skin tolerance.


WRINKLE REDUCING COMPLEX with Retinol Concentrate & Pro-Retinol


Vitamin A (Retinol): This well-known “gold standard” anti-aging ingredient is known to increase skin density. Kiehl’s Wrinkle Reducing Complex containing retinol, which has been clinically tested to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.



Pro-retinol (Vitamin A Palmitate): Healthy skin naturally stores Vitamin A for later use in the form of Pro-Retinol.[4],[5] In fact, Retinyl Palmitate is the major form of Vitamin A found in the epidermis. When needed, Pro-Retinol is converted into Retinol to help fight skin aging and diminish the appearance of wrinkles.


Wrinkle Reducing Complex Clinical Results:

  • Fine lines: This formula achieved statistically significant improvement of fine lines at 4 weeks. This improvement continued, as the reduction in fine lines doubled between weeks 4 and 8.
  • Wrinkles: Between weeks 2 and 4, the clinical improvement in the appearance of wrinkles tripled, and this improvement quadrupled between weeks 4 and 8.




Vitamin F: This unsaturated fatty acid blend including glyceryl oleate, glyceryl linoleate and glyceryl linolenate helps skin maintain barrier protection and proper skin hydration, resulting in the improvement of skin texture and smoothness.


LHA (Lipohydroxy Acid): This derivative of Salicylic Acid targets the protein bonds between dead skin cells to help them slough off at a faster rate. Its precise and gentle cell-by-cell exfoliation mechanism is different than many other acids that tend to be harsher. LHA’s action is associated with smoother and more refined skin texture.[6],[7],[8]


Texture Refining Complex Clinical Results:

  • This formula achieved statistically significant results in the overall appearance of skin quality at week 2.
  • This improvement continued, as the overall appearance of skin quality nearly tripled between weeks 2 and 4.


VISIBLE REDNESS NEUTRALIZING COMPLEX with Sunflower Seed Extract & Vitamin E


Sunflower Seed Oil Extract: Obtained by molecular distillation, a delicate extraction and purification process, Kiehl’s sunflower seed oil is extremely rich in essential fatty acids, such as linoleic acid. This oil also contains phytosterols and tocopherols. An in-vivo study has shown that this ingredient helps reduce visible skin redness and dryness.


Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol): Extracted from cultivated crops including soybean and sunflower seeds, Vitamin E has been shown to prevent the formation of pro-redness molecules through its antioxidant properties[9].


Visible Redness Neutralizing Complex Clinical Results:

  • This formula achieved statistically significant results in the reduction of skin redness at 2 weeks.
  • This improvement continued, as the reduction in appearance of skin redness more than tripled between weeks 2 and 4.


PORE MINIMIZING COMPLEX with Samphira Extract & Salicylic Acid


Samphira Oil: Sourced from the samphire plant, which grows on the rocks of coastal France, this oil is obtained by a unique extraction process from the plant that preserves the functionality of the ingredient. Clinical data has shown that this oil helps to reduce the appearance of sebum on skin. Formulas featuring this ingredient have demonstrated a reduction in the appearance of pores.[10],[11],[12]


Salicylic Acid: A prominent, well-known skincare ingredient, salicylic acid is a beta-hydroxy acid that functions as a mild skin exfoliator, removing excess sebum and dead skin cells[13]. Formulas containing this ingredient have been shown to reduce the appearance of pores.


Pore Minimizing Complex Clinical Results:

  • This formula achieved statistically significant results in the reduction of pore size appearance and shine at 4 weeks.


BRIGHTENING COMPLEX with Vitamin C & Scotch Pine Extract


Oil-Soluble Vitamin C Ester was shown in an in-vivo study to reduce UV-induced pigmentation. Its antioxidant properties have also been demonstrated to help the skin defend itself against environmental attacks that can lead to dullness and uneven skin tone.


Scotch Pine Extract: This ingredient is known to promote skin brightness.


Brightening Complex Clinical Results:

  • This formula achieved statistically significant results in skin brightness, radiance, luminosity and even tone at 4 weeks.




Kiehl’s was founded in 1851 as an apothecary in New York City’s East Village, dispensing prescription medicine and customized herbal and natural remedies. Relying on their extensive pharmaceutical background, Kiehl’s founding family hand-made personalized skin remedies which were available in the Kiehl’s Pharmacy right up until the 1980’s.  Today, this heritage, combined with Kiehl’s commitment to the highest level of customer service, has culminated in Apothecary Preparations. A true one of a kind innovation, the collection further elevates Kiehl’s tradition of giving customers a deeper understanding of their unique skin concerns while delivering a completely personalized facial concentrate to mix and activate themselves.


SRP: $95

Self Disclosure: No compensation was received. Information and images were provided by Kiehl’s.

Experience Burke Williams Aromatherapy Enhancements by Body Bliss Giveaway Opportunity! 3 -Day Spa Pass!

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Burke Williams Day Spa is pleased to introduce four new Aromatherapy Enhancements by Body Bliss. Created by using the finest organic and sustainable botanical materials, Burke Williams new Aromatherapy Massage Enhancements will relax and purify the body with natural fragrances and essential oils. Four different enhancements including UNWIND, PLAY, RENEW, and LOVE target a variety of needs, release stress and support overall health and wellness.

UNWIND is perfect for restlessness, exhaustion and sleep deficiency, combining Lavender and Vetiver to release stress and help regain inner peace. Sore spots are targeted with PLAY, which uses the essence of Arnica and Immortelle and helps deeply penetrate stiff muscles and joints to reduce inflammation, ease aches, and speed soft tissue repair.

RENEW uses Rosemary and Cypress to strengthen vascular tissue and support healthy adrenal function, purifying and detoxing with organic oils that advance the body’s systems toward maximum health. LOVE combines a luxurious blend of precious essential oils that harmonize the energy flow between individuals, and opens the senses in a gentle yet profound way.

Body Bliss essential oils are incorporated into Burke Williams Custom Blends, available at the Hollywood and Woodland Hills spas. Work with a highly trained Burke Williams alchemist to create a personalized sugar or salt scrub, formulated using the Aromatherapy App at the bar that offers more than 10,000 essential oil combinations. Burke Williams Custom Blends are perfect for an in-spa service, to take home, or as a gift for someone special.

Body Bliss essential oils are made from the finest and therapeutic grade essential oils and without paraben preservatives, synthetic fragrances, or harsh sulfate cleansers. Experience the healing benefits of Burke Williams new Aromatherapy Enhancements by Body Bliss, available at ten locations across California for $25. For more information visit

Doesn’t this sound absolutely lovely? I know I just love going to Burke Williams! We have teamed up for a Giveaway! One winner will win a 3-Day Spa Pass! To enter, tell us your favorite thing about Burke Williams Spa. If you haven’t been before..simply tell us why you would like to go! One winner will randomly be selected via Services not included in the Spa Pass but you will love visiting the Spa! Deadline to enter is November 1st, 2017 at noon PST. U.S. Residents only, please.


Self Disclosure: I received Spa Passes to facilitate this post. Images and information were also provided. 

Go Home and Go Chrome: Sally Hansen Brings The Hottest Social Media Trend Home with New, Limited Edition Salon Chrome™ KITS Get Instagram-ready nails – no UV light or salon appointment necessary


The chrome look now comes home with Sally Hansen Salon Chrome™. The leader in creating salon-inspired nail innovation at home, Sally Hansen has captured one of the biggest social media nail trends of 2017 and will introduce the first DIY nail kit to ever launch in the US for the ultimate #chromenails. This trend has exploded recently and has been seen everywhere from street style to style icons, with over 385,000 posts on Instagram alone, but was previously only achieved with UV light and a lengthy application process.


The limited-edition Sally Hansen Salon Chrome™ kits will be available in 5 trending shades:

  • Rose Gold: The hottest jewelry & design trend finds its corresponding nail shade
  • Peacock: This purple-blue metallic tells an exotic and playful story
  • Holographic: This ultra-shiny, iridescent metallic is mesmerizing
  • Gunmetal: “Shine-on” in this futuristic reflective charcoal shade
  • Mermaid: Evolve in the moment with this green-purple from under the sea

Sally Hansen Salon Chrome™ kit contains Chrome powder, Special Effect Top Coat and Sponge Applicator. Get ready to show off your “Instaglam” nails and watch the “likes” rack up.

 Follow these steps using Sally Hansen Miracle Gel® for straight-forward and fun DIY, at-home application and easy, soak-free removal with the use of regular nail polish remover:

  1. Apply two thin coats of Miracle Gel in Blacky O (for PeacockHolographicGunmetal and Mermaid looks) or Miracle Gel in Frill Seeker (for Rose Gold look) and allow to dry until tacky, 2-3 minutes.
  2. Dip included Applicator into Chrome Powder & rub a small amount onto surface of nail in a back & forth motion using light pressure; watch effect appear!
  3. Apply one thin coat of Special Effect Top Coat & allow to completely dry for 5 minutes.
  4. Seal with one coat of the Miracle Gel Top Coat.*


The new Sally Hansen Salon Chrome kits in Mermaid, Rose Gold, Peacock and Gunmetal will be available on beginning mid-August for $20 each.  The Sally Hansen Salon Chrome kit in Holographic can be exclusively found at Ulta stores and on in October for $30. This exclusive large kit includes the Miracle Gel Black-y O Base Coat and Miracle Gel Top Coat.

Credit: Sally Hansen. No compensation or products were received.

Le Petit Marseillais Body Wash is a Beauty Must this Fall!

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Looking for a body wash that leaves your skin really soft? Le Petit Marseillais Body Wash is a new favorite of mine! They not only clean but leave my skin really soft and I love the different fragrances. I love how my skin does not feel dried out and I don’t even have to use an extra skin moisturizer!  My favorite is the lavender honey one! It really smells good! I also like that they are affordable! You can find at, Walgreens, Target and Walmart! Look for them this Fall!


Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post. An image was provided. 

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS: Kiehl’s supports Bright Pink Kiehl’s Since 1851 to Donate $50,000 via Limited Edition Butterstick Lip Treatment Duo and Breast Cancer Awareness Month Program



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This year, in honor the brand’s commitment to women’s health, Kiehl’s Since 1851, the venerable New York-based purveyor of fine quality skin and hair care, is proud to donate $50,000 to Bright Pink, the national non-profit focused on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women:


  • For every Kiss For The Cure Butterstick Lip Treatment Duo sold, Kiehl’s will donate 100% of net profits, up to $25,000 to Bright Pink.


  • From Oct. 1 to Oct. 31, on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, Kiehl’s will donate $1 for every post of someone blowing a kiss to the camera, tagging @Kiehls and #KissForTheCure, up to $25,000.

In addition, all Kiehl’s retail stores nationwide will be accepting donations for Bright Pink. To find your nearest store, please visit the store locator on


“Bright Pink is a perfect partner for Kiehl’s because not only do they represent a cause we feel strongly about, women’s health, but also because they encourage young women to move from awareness to action and empowerment,” says Chris Salgardo, President, Kiehl’s USA. “Breast cancer is a devastating disease that affects people every day of the year, so we’re so glad that we can make noise outside the traditional time of the year the general public focuses on it.”


The Kiss For The Cure Butterstick Lip Treatment Duo unites the Untinted and Simply Rose shades in a custom carton, allowing customers to keep oneButterstick Lip Treatment for themselves while giving one to a friend or loved one, reminding them of the importance of education and early detection of breast cancer.


Kiehl’s Butterstick Lip Treatment is a supremely hydrating and smoothing balm that offers up to 12 hours of hydration. The formulas include broad spectrum SPF 25 sunscreen, providing the protection from UV rays that’s essential to keeping lips looking youthful and supple.


Butterstick Lip Treatment’s creamy texture is achieved through a combination of butters and oils, including lemon butter and coconut oil. These two key ingredients provide a unique, lightweight, cushiony finish.

Lemon Butter, sourced from California and obtained by cold pressing the lemon peel, is known to be rich in antioxidants. Within the formula, this natural butter helps protect lips from environmental stress, and infuses the treatment with a light citrus fragrance that engages the senses.

Coconut Oil, fairly traded from the Philippines and often referred to as the ‘tree of life’, is a known a healing agent in Ayurvedic medicine that has been used for over 4,000 years. The oil, which is composed of over 90% saturated fatty acids, is an excellent “water sealer” that helps maintain skin hydration. Within the formula, it helps to hydrate and soften lips.


SRP: $32.00

I received samples and I love the Butterstick Lip Treatment! I highly recommend! It is just perfect for the Fall! A real beauty-must!


Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post. Images were also provided.