Hi there, my darlings! Another day closer to the Holiday week and time for another Holiday Gift Guide! It's already pretty late in the week and if you're still frantically holiday shopping...then you're just like me! So, today, I'm going to share a no-brainer gift for beauty lovers--PALETTES! If there's one thing the beauty obsessed constantly crave, it's a good palette. Whether it's a must-have eyeshadow palette or the latest highlighter palette. we're spoilt for choice! So, how does one choose?! For me, it's easy! I go for bright, bold eyeshadows colors so I look for easy application, minimal fall-out and fabulous pigmentation. As for highlighter palettes, I look for flattering shades and blendability (which apparently is NOT a word but you get what I mean!). With that in mind, I have picked 8 of my favorite palettes for 2017. Take a look!


MODEL'S OWN Enchanted Eye palette ($17.99)

Whether you are heading to a music festival or just love a little glitter in your life, the Celestial collection from Models Own will leave you sparkling, happy and the envy of wannabe unicorns everywhere. Models Own new Celestial collection might just make your magical dreams come true!

Our new festival inspired collection will take you on a journey to a charmed universe where fairy dust is your new reality. Allow yourself to create your makeup look with everything from iridescent and holographic eyeshadow palettes to lips and a touch of fairy dust to unleash your inner sparkle. Our ModelsOwn Limited Edition makeup collection takes inspiration from the gorgeous, ethereal festival goers, paired with the holographic and iridescent makeup pigments.

Models Own has just launched in the US this year and I have pretty much loved almost everything I have tried from them. They make quality, whimsical cosmetics at very affordable prices. Now, I don't do nudes or neutral palettes so delicate pastels are the closest I'm going to get to everyday shades. Because, c'mon, if I'm going to take the trouble to put on eyeshadow, I want it to be noticeable! These pastels shades are not only super pretty but the you can layer them for the effect you want. Totally magical, especially at that price point!

URBAN DECAY Heavy Metals palette ($39.00, ON SALE)

What it is:
A limited-edition palette inspired by modern art— filled with 20 new, all-metallic shades of eyeshadow.

What it does:
This limited-edition palette is loaded with 20 of Urban Decay’s most amped-up metallic shadows yet—and every single one is new and exclusive. It’s all organized by color: brights on the left, neutrals on the right.

Urban Decay has developed a whole new formula—bumping up the foiled effect to create their most metallic shadows ever. The formula was carefully crafted to make sure every shade has a velvety feel for the perfect application, provides insane color payout and shiny metallic effects, and blends like a dream.

The palette is glam rock hot, and totally practical too. The killer lavender case has a crushed metal effect on one end. It slides open to reveal the shadow tray. It also includes a big mirror.

This set contains:
- 20 Metallic Eyeshadows in Ground (black w/iridescent shimmer), Spandex (deep blue with purple shift and blue micro-sparkle), Metalhead (deep purple), Mullet (deep green), Twisted (gold), Aluminum (warm gray-taupe with iridescent micro-sparkle), Dive (medium blue), Punk Rock (fuchsia), Amp (bright teal), Glamrock (silver), Bass (bronze), Demo (bronze-rose), Afterparty (red), Roadie (burgundy), Scream (mauve), Glory (golden bronze), Starfire (bright copper), Angelfire (pale pink), Maiden (beige), and Acoustic (nude)

I've been a huge fan of UD for just about forever and I have a very hard time picking and choosing from their selection of products--they kill it with every release. Now, I was really torn between this one and the Naked Heat, but with my penchant for metallics and shimmers, I went with this one during the big sale. Super pigmented and beautifully blendable, I have zero regrets!

PUR COSMETICS My Little Pony palette ($23.00)

What it is:

Embark on your own beautiful journey through Equestria with our favorite rainbow-colored friends. Inspired by the wild adventures of My Little Pony: The Movie, this 16-piece eyeshadow palette features a kaleidoscope of colors including mattes, shimmers and bold brights. From everyday neutrals to flirty shimmers – all the basics are covered. However it’s the pops of unexpected but wearable colors that work together to create looks beyond your imagination. That’s the Magic of Friendship!
This palette contains:

KINDNESS (yellow with small pearl), FLUTTERSHY (soft pink with shimmer), GENEROSITY (matte mauve), RARITY (matte white), APPLEJACK (orange with shimmer), HONESTY (brown), LAUGHTER (sparkly mauve pink), PINKIE PIE (hot pink matte), TWILIGHT SPARKLE (pinky purple shimmer), MAGIC (bright purple), RAINBOW DASH (royal blue with shimmer), LOYALTY (dark green with shimmer), TEMPEST SHADOW (matte bright red), SONGBIRD SERENADE (dark purple with shimmer), STORM KING (silver with shimmer), and PRINCESS SKYSTAR (mint duochrome).

I think this was my most highly anticipated PR package and I pretty much squealed when this baby arrived! I absolutely LOVED My Little Ponies while growing up in Chicago and the brand totally nailed the whole vibe of the beloved toys. This palette is full of bright, happy shades that you can use for just a pop of color...or to really rock out for an eye-catching look!

KEVYN AUCOIN Electropop palette ($57.00)

What it is:
A limited-edition, curated eyeshadow palette with 12 high-impact eyeshadow shades.

What it does:
Dramatize like a pro to create endless 3D chromatic eye looks and exquisite effects—from a light, sheer shimmer to a high, metallic opaque finish. These electro chrome eye shadows combine the perfect balance between pop pearls and pigments to create a striking, multidimensional look with a weightless feel. With one swipe payoff, the smooth texture glides on effortlessly.

This baby is the most recent addition to my collection and oh my, do I love it! Except for that black, every single shade has a touch of shimmer which I absolutely love! And while yes, there are several super bright shades, but there are enough shades in here that allow you to create a more natural look, if that's more you're thing! Natural, yes, but with a touch of shimmer!

HUDA BEAUTY Desert Dusk palette ($65.00)

What it is:
A dynamic eyeshadow palette with 18 shades in four unique textures: one dazzling glitter, eight creamy mattes, six shimmering pearl shades, and three duo-chrome toppers.

What it does:
Adventure on an exotic Arabian journey with the latest eyeshadow palette by Huda Beauty. This richly toned palette features 18 versatile shades that can be layered in infinite ways to create a vast array of looks with just one palette. Layer different textures to create unique combinations, or add intrigue to smooth matte shades with a duo-chrome topper. From subtle, natural looks to dramatic statements and bold glittering looks, this palette will become your new essential for all your makeup routines.

This palette contains:
- 8 x Matte Eyeshadows in Blazing, Saffron, Amethyst, Oud, Amber, Eden, Musk, and Desert Sand.
- 6 x Pressed Pearl Eyeshadows in Turkish Delight, Angelic, Cashmere, Royal, Nefertiti, and Blood Moon.
- 3 x Duo-Chrome Topper Eyeshadows in Retrograde, Twilight, and Celestial.
- Pure Glitter Eyeshadow in Cosmo

This palette is, hands-down, not only my most coveted but also my absolute favorite of the year, I love the shades of purple, which are so very flattering on my darker complexion and Huda's formulas just cannot be beat! When I visited Dubai recently, this was my sister's birthday gift to me--yes, she definitely knew what I wanted and this has to be one of my favorite gifts EVER!


KEVYN AUCOIN Neo Trio palette ($25.00, ON SALE)

What it is:
A magnetically designed travel-size face palette featuring a bronzer, highlighter, and setting powder to create a perfect, custom glow.

What it does:
Mix and match shades in this palette to create endless layers of light and color. Each is infused with light-diffusing pigments to enhance and perfect the skin, creating radiant luminosity.

This palette contains:
- Neo-Setting Powder
- Neo-Limelight highlighter in Ibiza
- Neo-Bronzer in Capri

I've done quite a bit of travelling this year which is why this palette from Kevyn Aucoin became such a favorite. With three of the best-selling palettes in one, you can highlight, contour, bronze and set your face, all with this ingeniously designed magnetic palette. Plus, the ombre shading allows for so many combinations! Get it NOW for that insane price at Sephora! 

SAM MARCEL That Glow Glow Highlighter palette ($30.00, 20% off your first purchase)

What it is:

A highlight palette with six pigmented powder to create perfectly glowing, chiseled looks on every skin tone.

What it does:

Inspired by makeup artist techniques, this highlight palette helps you glow like a pro using healthy ingredients. Each carefully-selected shade has a rich, cool undertone to mimic real shadow and light reflection for the most natural look.

This product is:
Cruelty Free
Gluten Free
Paraben Free

This brand is very new to me--in fact, this year was the first I heard of them. So, I was incredibly intrigued in trying them out. And let me tell you, this palette, if it's anything to go by, does not disappoint! I love the range of shades that can be mixed and matched depending on your mood or the occasion! Plus these highlighters go on like velvet--good blending is huge for me!

HUDA BEAUTY Summer Solstice 3D Highlighter palette ($45.00)

What it is:
A highlighter palette in four fresh summer shades that will create a buildable, endless sunset on your cheeks.

What it does:
Get ready to steal summer’s spotlight with the new limited edition Summer Solstice Highlighter Palette by Huda Beauty. Huda Kattan’s iconic Highlighter Palette is introduced with a fresh twist for summer in a vibrantly reimagined color combination. From the Melted Strobe to the shimmering creamy powders, sculpt and illuminate your face with a warm gradient of gold, pink, and purple tones, and create an endless sunset on your cheeks. Start with St Topez as a base. Then build your highlight with Malibu as a highlighter, Copacabana as a sculpting shade, and Mykonos as a blushing highlight.

This set contains:
- 3 x 0.28 oz/ 8 g Ultra-Shimmery Light Reflecting Pressed Pearls in Malibu (medium bronze), Copacabana (sweet pink powder), Mykonos (semi-sheer purple highlighter with subtle blue gleam)
- 0.26 oz/ 7.5 g Poured Melted Strobe in Saint Tropez (shimmering gold)

Last but definitely not the least, let me express my devotion for the Huda Beauty Summer Solstice palette. I love every single shade, they apply like a dream and you can use them as highlighter or blush or even as eyeshadow, like I did very recently. So flattering on tan skin, the compliments did not stop every time I wore them. Worth every single penny and more!

So there you have it, my darlings! Remember, if you're shopping through the affiliate links above or shopping online, don't forget to sign up for and use Ebates--you'll get cash back with every purchase! WIN-WIN! Referral Link HERE or just click the pic below!

Have you picked up any of these palettes this year? See a favorite? Want to share one of yours that's not on the list? Tell me in the comments section below!

****Products were sent to me for an honest, unbiased review. Affiliate links have been included. All opinions are my own.****

Hi there, my darlings! It's almost gift giving week and that means it's time for another one of my Holiday Gift Guides! This time, with one of my favorite things in the world--fine fragrance. I find a good fragrance, one that resonates with an individual, isn't just a style statement or an accessory but can significantly uplift one's mood and outlook. At least, it does for me! Aromatherapy at its finest! This year, I have had the opportunity to test a whole lot of new fragrances out on the market as well as re-discover some old favorites. So, knowing me, although incredibly difficult to narrow down, I have chosen 7 of my favorite scents of the year here. And yes, they are all floral or fruity blends that are guaranteed that brighten your day!

MOLTON BROWN Heavenly Gingerlily ($65.00 for 1.7 fl oz)

Our much-loved heavenly fragrance is now available in an alluring eau de toilette, blended with ginger, jasmine and floral notes.

The notes
Top notes: cardamom, ginger and clove.
Heart notes: tuberose, tagetes, lily and jasmine.
Base notes: cedarwood, sandalwood and musk.

I'll start off with a surprise favorite. I have to admit I haven't tried much from Molton Brown until very recently, as in just this year. So, I didn't have any expectations going in. But I was very pleasantly surprised by just how much I loved this refreshing, tropical scent. The spicy notes of ginger and cardamom complemented the floral notes so well and this became an everyday sort of summer scent for me!

VICTORIA'S SECRET Crush ($68.00 for 3.4 fl oz)

Addicted to you. A total rush, this electric scent has fresh energy, playful florals and sexy spice for an intoxicating high.

Fragrance type: Fresh

Notes: Pink peppercorn, Treasure peony and Ashok flower

Another surprise since I have never looked to VS for my fragrance needs. But this alluring floral with just a touch of exotic spiciness really appeals to me. Add to that the retro packaging and it was love at first spritz. Now, I just have to be ok with sharing with the mothership!

ESTÉE LAUDER Modern Muse Le Rouge ($115.00 for 3.4 fl oz)


Be daring. Be an inspiration.

Experience the fragrance that captures your glamour, your sophistication, your bravado.

A sexy, provocative contrast of two distinctively different accords—rich roses awakened by ripe fruit, with a seductive velvet creme accord—provide an intriguing dual impression. It's a true innovation in fragrance design, as complex and fascinating as the woman who inspires it.




This year, I have tried both tow versions of Modern Muse--the original and Le Rouge. While I loved both, the sexier, more intense really won my heart. You can read all my thoughts about both versions HERE.

LANCÔME La Vie Est Belle L'Eclat ($90.00 for 1.7 fl oz)

Fragrance Family:

Scent Type:
Powdery Floral

Key Notes:
Iris, Orange Blossom, Vanilla Bean

L’Eclat is the fragrance of a luminous and never-ending emotion, an invitation to share the light of happiness. The new olfactive of La vie est belle captures the sparkle of orange blossom—radiant, fresh and sophisticated—in a multifaceted bottle that captures the light.

La Vie Est Belle is the fragrance of joyful femininity that makes life more beautiful. It is for the woman who lives in the present, who is filled with honesty, truth, and gratitude, and who is free of social constraint, to blaze her own unique path.

This one is the most recent addition to my collection and one I took to immediately. It's light, it's airy, it's uplifting--everything I adore in a fine fragrance! I'm particularly taken with the notes of orange blossom which just makes me happy!

KENZO Flower by Kenzo Eau de Lumière ($94.00 for 3.4 fl oz)

Flower by Kenzo's iconic poppy captures the energy and sensuality of the light in a dazzling and ultra-feminine floral fragrance, for a radiant woman and a bright world! The vitality of bergamot marries with the juicy freshness of pear. The first vibrant notes unfold into a radiant floral heart of sublime Bulgarian rose and solar jasmine sambac, against a background of dazzling white musks and honey balm for an irresistibly addictive fragrant trail. The emblematic bottle features a flower with luminous coral petals and a touch of gold to elegantly enclose this precious Eau de Lumière.

With the Kenzos too, I was privileged enough to try three versions and this one, lighter and fresher than her sisters, was my clear favorite. I wear this one for all those special daytime occasions and never fail to receive a compliment! You can read my thoughts on all three HERE.

YVES SAINT LAURENT Mon Paris (Star Limited Collector's Edition) ($165.00 for 3 fl oz)

Dare to dress like a shining star with YSL. Discover the iconic Mon Paris Eau de Parfum, now turned into the Sparkling Star Limited Collector's Edition. While the iconic formula of red berries, white flowers and white remains the same, the stars and Swarovski crystals that dress the bottle bring a more rock and couture attitude to the bottle. A new collector to highlight the edgy style of Yves Saint Laurent.

Strawberry, Raspberry, Bergamot, Calone, Pear, Orange Flower, Jasmin Sambac, White Peony, Datura, Patchouli, White Musk, Ambrox, Cedarwood, Crystal Moss.
Passionate. Sensual. Sophisticated.

Ah YSL! I'm getting dangerously addicted to this brand, to the despair of my wallet. The most expensive addition to my collection and arguably one of my top 3, I save this one for all those extra special occasions. The floral notes combined with the fruity accents are just rich enough to stand out even when it's dark outside! And let me not even get started on the limited edition, crytal-encrusted bottle. Just divine!

GIVENCHY Live Irrésistible ($91.00 for 2.5 fl oz)

She makes her own luck and rewrites all the rules, leaving just one: Live Irrésistible. The refreshing sweetness of a crisp pear blends with the vivacity of juicy raspberry for a tangy freshness. Airy petals of rose and allspice berries ignite sensual musks and woody notes in an explosive finale.

The couture inspired bottle is fresh and effervescent, adorned with light pink studs and a bright pink label that remind you to Live Irrésistible.

Allspice Berries, Juicy Raspberry, Rose, Crisp Pear.
Fun. Bright. Happy.

Last but not least, another designer brand that I'm growing to really love. I love the fresh, sweet notes of berries in this fragrance and it indeed does uplift my mood whenever I wear it. This one is just a lovely, pretty scent that I have come to adore!

So there you have it, my darlings! Remember, if you're shopping through the affiliate links above or shopping online, don't forget to sign up for and use Ebates--you'll get cash back with every purchase! WIN-WIN! Referral Link HERE or just click the pic below!

Have you tried any of these fine fragrances? What is your favorite fragrance of 2017? Tell me in the comments section below!

****Products were sent to me for an honest, unbiased review. Affiliate links have been included. All opinions are my own.****

Hi there, my darlings! So, it's that time of the year...last minute shopping season! Now, I'm sure a lot of you are much for put together than I usually am and have finished your holiday shopping already. But, for those of you who are like me, and leave everything to the last minute, I'm here to help with my holiday gift guides for 2017!

If you have been following me for awhile, you know how much I love a good lipstick, particularly bold shades. And this year, I've have had the privilege to test out quite a few gorgeous shades. So of course I had to share some of my favorites. Because, if the mothership is anything to go by, you can never go wrong when you gift the perfect shade of luxury lipstick!

1. CLARINS Joli Rouge Lipstick in Joli Red ($29.00)

Joli Rouge's creamy, moisture-rich formula delivers intense color and a delicate satin sheen to lips—with softening, pure plant extracts that treat skin beautifully. Soothing mango oil and organic marsh samphire leave lips satiny, comfortable, nourished and protected. Intense, non-bleed pigments stay in place and color-true for hours of flawless wear.

A deep, true red that I fell in love with at first sight, the creamy, moisturizing formula is perfect for the cold winter months when your usual matte just doesn't cut it!

2. ESTÉE LAUDER Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Vengeful Red ($32.00)

Color with the power to transform your lips, your look, your attitude. Saturates lips with high-intensity color—in one stroke. One-of-a-kind statement shades for all skin tones. Multi-faceted pigments create definition. Lips look beautifully shaped, sculpted, curvaceous.

Time-released Moisture Complex helps capture and seal-in hydration. Lips feel continuously moisturized throughout the day. Super creamy, glides on effortlessly, covers evenly. Soft, smooth, luxuriously comfortable. 6-hour wear.

I love this true red because it's a classic shade. Flattering on most complexions and deliciously bold, this is a power color--one swipe and it makes you feel like you can win the world!

3. YVES SAINT LAURENT Dazzling Lights Rouge Pur Couture in Le Rouge ($37.00)

What it is: A limited-edition collection of YSL's iconic Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick adorned with dazzling fireworks.

What it does: Yves Saint Laurent introduces its limited-edition Dazzling Lights Rouge Pur Couture Collection. In one stroke, the bestselling lipstick dresses lips in irresistible pure color and provides intense hydration and antioxidant care. Festive fireworks adorn the iconic gold case and the bullet inside is etched with a firework explosion, making this dazzling limited edition accessory the most coveted gift.

From the special Holiday packaging to the engraved logo, nothing signifies luxury quite like Yves Saint Laurent. This beautiful red in a satin finish is a showstopper! You'll want to pull it out for those extra-special occasions.

4. GIVENCHY Le Rouge Lipstick in Mandarine Boléro ($36.00)

What it is:
A semimatte lipstick encased in genuine leather.

What it does:
Enjoy perfectly defined lips that last as long as you do—and a genuine leather goods item. This lipstick-as-accessory delivers intense colors and a semimatte finish all in one stroke, and as the first lipstick to come in real leather, it imparts a soft, supple touch and sensual feeling.

Now, for a girl who usually sticks to reds and berries, this was a surprise favorite. A stunning coral matte that flatters my olive complexion? How could I say no to that! The sleek leather packaging brings a little intrigue to your makeup wardrobe.

5. LANCÔME L'Absolu Rouge Lipstick in Isabella

An ultra-luxurious, hydrating lip color with a comfortable feel and all day wear. In 44 elegant shades and 3 finishes—sheer, cream or matte. Same amazing formula, now in a sleek click-to-close pack. Wrap your lips in rich, satiny color with this deeply replenishing lipstick.

Infused with moisture-boosting Pro-Xylane™, the formula gives high color payoff without dryness, leaving lips moist, soft and comfortable for up to 8 hours. Plus, antioxidant-rich Vitamin E helps keep lips safe from environmental aggressors, so they'll look and feel healthier day after day. Satin Color™ Complex allows for an even deposit of color upon application.

Another red made its way onto my list because, really, can a girl have too many reds? This beauty has a deepy hydrating formula that won't dry your lips, even during those all-night Holiday parties or when you're out and about in the cold!

6. LANCÔME L'Absolu Rouge Lipstick in Berry Noir ($32.00)

An ultra-luxurious, hydrating lip color with a comfortable feel and all day wear. In 44 elegant shades and 3 finishes—sheer, cream or matte. Same amazing formula, now in a sleek click-to-close pack. Wrap your lips in rich, satiny color with this deeply replenishing lipstick.

Infused with moisture-boosting Pro-Xylane™, the formula gives high color payoff without dryness, leaving lips moist, soft and comfortable for up to 8 hours. Plus, antioxidant-rich Vitamin E helps keep lips safe from environmental aggressors, so they'll look and feel healthier day after day. Satin Color™ Complex allows for an even deposit of color upon application.

This deep berry has to be one of my most-worn shades of the year. I love the comfortable matte formula and the rich, vampy shade that completely aligns with my personal style.

So there you have it, my darlings! Which of these shades do you like best? Do you know someone who would love one of these? Tell me in the comments section below!

****Products were sent to me for an honest, unbiased review. Affiliate links have been included. All opinions are my own.****

Hi there, my darlings! Ah, Winter seems to have finally arrived after that blink-and-you'll-miss-it Fall week! And with Winter comes the need to want to hibernate...at least, for me! The colder months will often find me safely ensconced in my bed, under an impossibly soft blanket, binge-watching my latest favorite show. I try to stay home and avoid venturing out as much as possible...because naps don't get any better than during these precious few months. That means, I often neglect doing even the little essentials that we take for granted during the summer months. Go out to eat? Nope, order in! Go watch a movie? Nah, let's Netflix all night long. Go to the salon? I don't think so. But the problem with that is I having to dying to change up my hair color for awhile now. I'll let you in on a little secret--I've been coloring my hair for ages now, since I was just a teenager. Never anything wild (although I'm dying to try a balayage) but never sticking to my natural dark brown. But, lately I've noticed a lot of hair fall and even...*gasp*...thinning at the crown. So, I decided to stay away from coloring my hair for awhile and just focus on getting my hair healthy. And with the holiday expenses quickly racking up, I figured I was saving on the expense too.

But the heart will want, what the heart wants. And I wanted lighter hair! So, when I had the opportunity to try out a new product that promises to lighten your hair at the fraction of the cost of a trip to the hairdresser and that too, from the comfort of your own home, I knew I had to try it out for myself. Enter Sun In, a spray-in hair lightener that doesn't even need the sun to bring out gorgeous highlights!

SUN IN Hair Lightener, Tropical Breeze

Sun In is the fast, easy way to lighten your hair even outside of the sun. Sun In starts working with just one application. And it’s easy - just spray it in and let the heat of the blow dryer do the work! There’s no easier way to a lighter, brighter look.

The steps are easy as one, two, three!

1. Start with freshly washed and towel-dried hair. It's important to leave your hair damp!

2. Spray Sun In hair lightener either on your entire hair or, if you want specific highlights, on those specific sections. I generously misted my hair since I have darker hair that often can be difficult to color AND I have quite a lot of hair. Comb through to evenly distribute the product.

3. Style your hair using a blow-dryer or, as I did in my case, a hot air brush. Sun In does NOT require the sun but it IS heat-activated.

Here's a look at my hair before I went for that wash. You can probably see the uneven color when my roots grew WAY out, ugh.

Now here comes the fun part! I mentioned that my hair is fairly dark, I would say a rich dark brown. Sun In is said to work best for blonde to medium brown hair so I wasn't sure if it was going to work on mine. Let me tell you what a pleasant surprise it was to see that it totally did! The changes are subtle but definitely noticeable, as you can see in the picture below. My hair is not only lighter, transformed to a toasty, deep chestnut brown, but the color is much more even and I even have few highlights (I'm guessing from those areas that got a little more product). YAY!

Here's a close-up under some very bright lights to show you those highlights. I can hardly believe it myself! Sun In works so well! And the best parts? Not only is this product super affordable but it's so easy to use--the process didn't take but a minute longer than my usual styling routine. Moreover, I'm really impressed with how soft it left my hair feeling. As I mentioned, I have stayed away from coloring because of the harsh effects of it but this treatment did not damage my hair in any way. With ingredients like aloe and chamomile as well as the absence of alcohol or any metallic dyes in the formula, it's no wonder really.

Planning a get-away to a warmer place this Winter? Lucky you! Take your Sun In with you! Because although the product does not REQUIRE the sun, you can lighten your hair while you're off cavorting at the beach--it's heat-activated so real sunlight or a handy little hot styling tool, the choice is really yours. Available in two scents, Lemon Fresh and Tropical Breeze, the latter is definitely my favorite with it's light fragrance that reminds me of Pina Coladas!

So there you have it, my darlings! You can pick up a bottle of Sun In hair lightener to switch up your look at your local Walmart. Find your store HERE.

Are you looking to change up your hairstyle this Winter? Would you try Sun-In to lighten your hair? Tell me in the comments section below!

***This post has been sponsored by the PRIMP Network. All opinions are my own***

Hi there, my darlings! Baby, it's cold outside! Yup, even all the way over here! Well, maybe not as cold as NYC could get but there's definitely a bit of a nip in the air. And you know what that means! It's time to change things up in our beauty routines. While I admittedly forgo just about everything during the summers, it's an entirely different ball game during the colder months. I make sure to pay special attention to my skin and both my Winter color palette and makeup choices reflect the drop in temperatures. So, today, I'm going to share a few new arrivals from Pixi Beauty that helps me keep my lips soft, sexy and winter-ready!


Treat lips while giving them gorgeous colour with this multi-tasking miracle lip balm!

What it is formulated to do:
• Awaken lips with this super-nourishing balm
• The unique formula is rich but lightweight and gives a gorgeous wash of colour to lips – it’s the perfect pick-me-up anytime!
• Packed full of beneficial ingredients, this balm soothes lips immediately & nourishes them long term
• Shea butter nourishes the skin
• Vitamin E protects the skin

I'm a self-proclaimed lip balm fiend! Well, maybe not as much as my sister, who literally cannot live without lip balm but I have to admit that I do love lip balm a fair bit. Winters can be tough on the lips, especially when you have a habit of biting your lips while concentrating, like yours truly. Which is why, I always have my favorite lip balm of the moment within arm's reach.

Right now, I'm absolutely loving these lip balms from Pixi. They are incredibly hydrating with all that shea butter goodness, without being sticky or tacky. And I don't know about you, I like my balms to have a bit of a tint. Even when you're curled up under a heap of blankets at home, it doesn't mean you can't have a little prettiness in your life! And these are oh-so-pretty!

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Pixi Pink, Ripe Raspberry and Sweet Peach Shea Butter Lip Balms

Available in 6 shades, I have three to share today. From left to right:
  • Pixi Pink
  • Ripe Raspberry
  • Sweet Peach

My favorite is definitely Ripe Raspberry!

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Pixi Pink, Ripe Raspberry and Sweet Peach Shea Butter Lip Balms


Full-coverage, adjustable-finish lipstick for long lasting, vivid lip colour with a plumping effect.

The ultimate in multi-tasking lip enhancement, this demi-matte lipstick conditions, plumps and protects lips while giving long lasting, intense colour. Added peptides, hyaluronic acid, and vitamins C & E help to create fuller, smoother looking lips.

I love a good matte lipstick, any time of the year! But these are not your usual mattes. When I say that, you may want to glance at the description once. Because I know I did. These are demi-mattes. In other words, you do get a fair bit of pigmentation if you layer it on but they still have quite a bit of a hydrating effect to them. Hence, the sheen you see in the photos. The cons to this finish is that it does transfer and wear off more than a regular matte. But the advantage lies in the formula--if you have dry lips, these are so much more comfortable during the colder months. You can give your lips a rich tint of color or build it up for a deeper hue--the choice is yours! Honestly, I still prefer my liquid mattes but I would definitely use these on those days when my lips are feeling a little under the weather.

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Bitten Rose, Plum Berry, and Rose Naturelle Mattelustre Lipsticks

Available in 6 shades, I have three to share today. From left to right:
  • Bitten Rose
  • Plum Berry
  • Rose Naturelle
No prizes for guessing my favorite--Plum Berry is totally up my alley!

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT, TOP ROW: Bitten Rose, Plum Berry, and
BOTTOM ROW: Rose Naturelle Mattelustre Lipsticks

So there you have it, my darlings! You can pick up any of these Winter-ready lip favorites on Pixi Beauty's site HERE. Shipping, as always, is free over $25 within the US!

Not in the US? Pixi Beauty ships globally through their UK site HERE. Free shipping over £35 is a great bonus!

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What are your favorite lip products for the colder months? Tell me in the comments section below!

****Products were sent to me for an honest, unbiased review. All opinions are my own.****
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