Archives for November 28, 2014

Holiday Sparkle with NYC New York Color

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NYC New York Color Sparkle Eye Dust ($2.99): This pure, pigmented eye dust instantly illuminates eyes with serious sparkle and true color payoff.  This richly pigmented eye shadow has an alluring, pearlescent finish that accentuates eyes with an instant pearl shimmer. Available in Opal Sparkle, Aquamarine Sparkle, Diamond Dust, Amethyst Dazzle, Amber Glitz, Smokey Topaz, Bronze Shimmer,  Brilliant Sapphire, Golden Champagne and Pink Topaz.

I received a sample of Amethyst Dazzle and Bronze Shimmer and love the color! They also are such fun colors for the holiday!  Find them at local stores that sell NYC New York Color Products.


Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post. Photo Credit: NYC New York Color.

Creating Holiday looks this season with Sally Hansen!


Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Sequin Overcoat Collection ($7.99): Layered over your favorite Complete Salon Manicure Color, the  seven chic shades of shimmering sequin polishes will instantly amp up your manicure. The polish features a Precision Brush that’s rounded to fit the curve of your cuticles and perfectly shaped to hug the contours of your nails. Available shades are: Blush Over Hue, Crown Jewels, Over the Rain Blue, Radiant Royal Blue, Strawberry Shields, Open Mica Night, Cheery on Top and Snow Globe.

I received a sample of Snow Globe and love this clear sparkly color! It’s just perfect for the holidays!  It would make a great stocking stuffer too!

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Sally Hansen Big Glitter Top Coat (4.99) : Craving more sparkle and shine? These multi-dimensional top coats add a big, bold glitter effect and show-stopping shine to any of your favorite Sally Hansen nail colors. Brush it over a solid color for a healthy dose of glitter, or take even shimmery colors to the next level of shine. Available in Goldi-Flecks, Blue Moonlight and Meteorlight.


Self Disclosure: I received a free product sample to facilitate this post. Photo Credit: Sally Hansen.



Personalized Letter Package from Santa Holiday Giveaway Opportunity!


Surprise your child with a personalized letter from Santa. A big shiny red envelope will arrive in the mailbox for your child containing a personalized letter from Santa, a Nice List certificate with Santa’s and Rudolph’s signature, a personalized letter from Rudolph, Santa’s workshop stickers, a game board (not included in my review),a Special Delivery from the North Pole stamp, magic Christmas dust, washable Christmas tattoos, and a free phone call from Santa.

This really is the coolest! I love that is arrives in a nice shiny read envelope and has such cool things! The personalized letter from Rudolph was my favorite! My son seemed impressed with how personalized the letters were. This is such a motivational and positive gift for a child to receive before Christmas! Santa Will Write offers this great package for only $19.95. There are other package options on the website.  As you know, we just featured the Postcard from Santa.  This Letter package is just perfect for young children and what a fun way to get ready for Christmas! Currently our readers have been offered 15% off the site using coupon code SantaDB.

We have teamed up for a Holiday Giveaway! One winner will win a Personalized Letter package from Santa Will Write. To enter, leave a comment below telling us what is on your child’s wish list this Holiday. Deadline to enter is December 2, 2014 at noon PST. One winner will randomly be selected via from all entries.  


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund Joins Giving Tuesday

The Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund (LMOCF) raises awareness and funds research to help diagnose, treat and support women with ovarian cancer and is proud to be a partner for #GivingTuesday, a Global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014 charities, families, businesses, community centers and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

LMOCF’s three amazing products that give back 100% to the fund are the Laura MercierBonne Mine Palette ($48), Lip Glacé in Peach Hope ($25) and Bracelet of Hope ($35).

Product Description Price and Availability
Bonne MinePalette


The palette was inspired by Laura’s work with celebrity clients, who wanted a universal compact that would “wake-up” their skin and give them an immediate healthy glow. The Bonne Mine Palette includes:

  • 1 Bronzer Veil
  • 2 Cheek Veils
  • 2 Glow Veils
$48.00, 100% of proceeds are donated to LMOCF


Lip Glacé in Peach Hope

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This luxe lip gloss glides on for peachy-pink shimmer and brilliant shine. $25.00, 100% of proceeds are donated to LMOCF


Bracelet of Hope

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The bracelet’s crystals symbolize purity and illumination—shining a light on ovarian cancer—a disease that has touched so many of us through the experiences of loved ones. Bracelet length is 7½”-8½”, including freshwater pearls (8-10mm) and crystal quartz. Nickel and lead free. $35.00, 100% of proceeds are donated to LMOCF



#GivingTuesday was founded in 2012 by New York’s 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation. Together, with a team of influencers and founding partners, we launched a global movement that has engaged over 10,000 organizations worldwide.

Self Disclosure: No compensation was received. Credit: Laura Mercier.