Quick Holiday Gifts For Any Fashionista

Quick Holiday Gifts For Any Fashionista
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Do you have a fashionista on your shopping list this Christmas? The holidays have finally arrived and that means it’s time to get serious about coming up with some great holiday gift options. As someone that loves fashion, I’ve found some quick holidays gifts for any fashionista (including yourself) on your list!

The right makeup is essential for anyone that loves clothing and beauty trends. The perfect beauty products help complete any look, from day to night. I’ve fallen hard for the Shaina B. Cosmetics Miami Eyeshadow Palette. It’s absolutely gorgeous! The colors are so unique and exquisite!

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I love the Shaina B. Miami Palette! It’s so versatile! To achieve this retro pin-up inspired daytime look: Lid: So Deco Crease and Outer Corners: Vice & Causeway (Blended) Brow Bone: Haulover Nude. I also added Shaina B. Miami PRO Lashes in Be Glam to finish the look off.

I love that the Shaina B. Cosmetics Miami Eyeshadow Palette has the perfect blend of stunning neutrals for during the day. In addition, there are also plenty of fierce party colors for at night. I also like mixing the neutrals and bold colors for a fun holiday look. I highly recommend using the Shaina B. Cosmetics Eye Crease Brush because it blends shadow evenly for a polished look. Finish the look with Shaina B. Miami PRO Lashes for a sexy and dramatic look.

This palette has an equal amount of shimmer and matte shadows, which makes it so versatile! The shadow blends easily and is highly pigmented. This is a perfect gift because you can create a variety of great looks with these beautiful colors. Here’s a list of the colors you’ll receive in this palette:

HIGHLIGHT SHADES

Haulover Nude:Pale gold with icy shimmer finish.

 Bisquecayne: Creamy beige with a matte finish.

 LID SHADES

Magic City: Medium, yellow gold with glittery, metallic finish.

Port-Au-Princess: Rose gold with metallic finish .

Heat: Intense copper with sparkling, metallic finish.

 Everglade: Deep bronze with gold sparkle .

 Causeway: Cool purple with a frost finish.

 Fountainblue: BRIGHT cobalt blue with a satin finish .

TRANSITION SHADES

Wynwood: Warm medium brown with a matte finish.

South Peach: Warm orange with a matte finish.

So Deco: Mauve pink with a matte finish.

DEFINER SHADES

Vice:Warm burgundy with a matte finish.

Cafecito:Warm brown with a matte finish.

Design District:Cool black with a matte finish.

In conclusion, Shaina B. Cosmetics Miami Eyeshadow Palette and any other products from Shaina B. Cosmetics will please the fashionista on your holiday list. They are perfecting for gifting or receiving!

For a present, you can never go wrong with jewelry because it’s a timeless gift. I love the designs from WHITL Woodworking because they are so creative and lovely! Each one of their creations are the perfect balance of feminine with a little sweet southern flare.

Manufactured in Texas from ethically sourced wood, they are beautiful and morally-made. WHITL Woodworking also donates jewelry to the Women’s Job Corp that assists homeless women with finding employment. I love that because it’s a gift that’s fun to give and makes a difference!

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For fall and the Christmas season, I enjoy wearing the Buffalo Plaid and Antler Earrings. Buffalo plaid is so popular now and the added little antler is the perfect compliment. From October through December, these earrings have been a great accessory because they’re so cute! They’re perfect for holiday dinners, bonfires, and Christmas parties.

The Leopard Print and Cross Earrings are one of my year-round favs! These are so sassy and girly, I just adore them! I proudly rock these at church, work, and even date nights!

For a bohemian look, the Maple Leaf Wood Earrings are a great accessory. These definitely attract attention because of the artistic and sophisticated look of them! In addition, the warm rust color is beautiful and pairs well with many of my black shirts and dresses.

In conclusion, I hope you’ve enjoyed some of these fun and unique gift ideas! They are trendy and should please any fashionista on your Christmas gift. Also, these options make a great present for yourself!

For More on These Great Products and Companies:

WHITL Woodworking: Website

Shaina B. Cosmetics:Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / YouTube

Easy Skin Care Tips To Try At Any Age

If you feel as though your skin just isn’t as healthy as it could be then there are a few things that you can do to help yourself. Take a look below to find out more. No matter your lifestyle, take time for skin care. We gathered our favorite easy skin care tips to try at any age!

Easy Skin Care Tips To Try At Any Age

Give yourself some Protection from the Sun

One of the best things that you can do to protect yourself from the sun is to wear high-quality sunscreen. When you spend a lot of time in the sun, this can lead to wrinkles, age spots, and other skin related problems. You may even find that your risk of skin cancer increases as well, and this is the last thing that you want.

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Bubblegum With Frosting Soap

Who doesn’t love colorful and cute soap to use or share with friends and family? You can also give these away as gifts! We’re so excited to share our Bubblegum With Frosting Soap recipe! 

Bubblegum With Frosting Soap

Are you looking for more fun beauty recipes to try? Be sure to bookmark our favorite soaps: DIY Unicorn Soap, Dried Calendula Lavender Whipped Soap, and Lemon Poppy Seed Soap. We also have bath bombs you can make at home: Spiderman Bath Bombs, Dried Orange Peel Bath Bombs, and Spirulina Matcha Bath Bombs.

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Beauty Brite Holiday Gift Guide 2019

Are you ready for the holidays? We’re proud to share our Holiday Gift Guide 2019!

Beauty Brite Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Welcome to our Holiday Gift Guide 2019!

As a team, we worked hard to find the best gifts or gift ideas! We are very excited to share this year’s gift guide!  This post is a collaboration between a few of our writers! Looking back, I feel like the holidays are quickly approaching! I’ve been waiting to make a few big purchases for my new home and we are only weeks from the big shopping days!

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Personal Care For The Modern World

Personal Care For The Modern World--Vellabox Candles, Essential Oxygen Oral Care, Bodyography Epic Lash Mascara, Busy Beauty Body Wipes
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I enjoy trying new beauty and personal care items and am excited to share a few new ones with you today. Candles are also something I love to sprinkle throughout my home, even in the bathroom. Switching up the scents I use for candles and other scent-effusing items helps add character to my rooms and keep them smelling great.

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Essential Oils come to the Rescue with Healing Benefits

Must Have Products for Healing and Wellness

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I don’t hide my love for essential oils and all things ‘hippy’ and ‘crunchy granola’. If it’s natural or plant-based, it’s for me. At any given time, you can find a diffuser or two going full blast in my home; trying to knock out foul germs.

As someone who lives with Fibromyalgia, I constantly search for other natural products I can incorporate that won’t interact with my prescription medication. It takes very little for me to get sick but will take weeks for me to get better.

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We Tried Three Natural Skincare Lines And We Think You’ll Love Them All

Three different skincare lines to help you target your problem areas

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I’ve talked many times about my skincare woes. Unfortunately, I am a literal oil slick and I have hormonal acne. Any slight mishap in the ingredients in my skin care routine and I have painful, red cysts popping up. Frequently, I look for skincare lines that have natural ingredients.

Recently, I tried three different skincare lines. Most Noteworthy, each line aims to deep clean pores while also being gentle on the skin. After trial and error, I have favorites from each of the skincare lines that I like and I wanted to share them all with my fellow oily peeps.

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Natural Organic Body And Home Care

Natural Organic Body And Home Care - Indigo Wild Zum Products
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Cleaning is absolutely unavoidable … or enthusiastically desirable … depending upon the perspective you take when confronted with such a task. Recently I have switched out a few household cleaning items that are definitely making laundry and hand washing much more enjoyable.

Not only do Indigo Wild cleaning products bring me joy with a range of mood-boosting natural scents, they are also making me feel better that I’m using products that aren’t full of chemicals.

The ingredients in these products are better for my family and are also eco-friendly to the planet. They are cruelty-free vegan products that are manufactured with essential oils, plant-based and pure high-quality vegetarian ingredients, and certified organic food-grade oils. They are also free from detergents, triclosan, parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.

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Make the Switch to More Sustainable Beauty Products

Make the Switch to More Sustainable Beauty Products
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Plastic, it seems everywhere I look there it is. It’s in my kitchen, in my car, and especially in my bathroom. As useful as it may seem, it’s overwhelming bad for the planet. In fact, according to a 2018 National Geographic article, only 9% of the 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic produced is actually recycled. This means most of the products we use end up in landfills or the oceans. So, what can we do to reduce our carbon footprint and plastic usage? For starters, we can switch to more sustainable beauty products.

If you think about, most of the plastic we use can be found in the kitchen and the bathroom. According to Teen Vogue, in 2010 the beauty industry produced 65.62 billion plastic packaging units and 76.8 billion plastic packaging units in 2017. It’s hard to imagine that in less than a decade the beauty industry was responsible for increasing plastic packing by 10 billion units.  

Thankfully, more consumers and brands are becoming aware of this plastic problem and actually doing something about it. Whether it’s recyclable, reusable or compostable, many brands are starting to produce more sustainable beauty products. One such brand is Plaine Products, a personal care brand focused on producing non-toxic, vegan, cruelty-free, and sustainable products.

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Plaine Products Packaging

After seeing firsthand the damage plastic was doing to the environment, sisters Lindsey and Alison Delaplaine knew they had to do something. They spent a year researching, creating, and testing out their new line of safe and non-toxic products, as well as developing their sustainable packaging.

Currently, Plaine Products offers hair and body care and face care products, available in both full and travel size. Not only do these sustainable beauty products come in reusable bottles, but they also are feature vegan, sulfate-free, cruelty-free, and biodegradable formulas.

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How it Works

To start using Plaine Products, you first choose your scent and product type. Then, the brand will send your refillable bottles and pumps. When you start running low, you can order a refill or sign-up for their subscription service, so you never run out of your items. In fact, even their travel bottles are refillable and reusable.

When your bottles are empty, simply rinse them out and switch your pumps to the new bottles. Then, use the enclosed return label to send your empty bottles back to Plaine Products.

No more trips to the store to buy more plastic bottles of shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion or face wash. No more ordering plastic bottles of bath and body products.

Plaine Products Face Wash

The brand was kind enough to send me their Rosemary, Mint & Vanilla body wash and lotion, as well as their face wash. I really like the fresh scent of the body wash and lotion. They don’t smell fake or full of chemicals. I also appreciate that their first ingredient is aloe vera, which is very soothing and hydrating. The face wash also has a nice citrus scent. It’s very light and refreshing, which is great for helping me wake up in the morning.  

Switching to more sustainable beauty products is getting easier and easier, especially thanks to brands like Plaine Products. Not only are they more conscientious of the packaging they use, but also of the formulations they create. We all want to look our best, but it shouldn’t come at the expense of the planet we call home.

Are you ready to make the switch to more sustainable beauty products?

Clean Skincare That’s Affordable and Travel-Friendly

My ALCHEMY Skin Care Travel Mini Kit

Finding skincare that’s both travel-friendly and inexpensive is quite the challenge. However, it’s a challenge I’m ready for. While I’m not traveling anytime soon, I am moving. I have to pack everything up and can only use certain products, so it’s the perfect time to test out some travel-size products from My ALCHEMY Skincare.

About My ALCHEMY Skincare

My ALCHEMY Skincare is a cruelty-free and clean skincare brand that wants you to stay as young as you feel using products with healthy aging ingredients. They learned firsthand “the impact of self-care and nutrition on our bodies, both inside and out.” Inspired by cancer, the mother-daughter team had one goal in mind – “to offer every [BODY] knowledge to empower healthy choices as we strive to help you live your best life toxic-free.” 

My ALCHEMY Skin Care Travel Mini still in packaging
My ALCHEMY Skin Care Travel Mini Kit in the included pouch
My ALCHEMY Skin Care Travel Mini Kit

Products Sent

I was sent and able to test the Travel Mini [$65] kit. Perfect for traveling or when you’re in the middle of a move, and you don’t have a ton of space or everything readily available.

What’s inside the kit:

  • Wildcrafted Cleanser
  • Rose Hydrosol Spritzer
  • Illuminate Face Serum
  • Towelettes
  • Vitamini

The website also shows you how to use each product, which I think comes in handy.

Each product is:

  • Wildcrafted and organic ingredients
  • Free: of toxins, sulfates, phthalates, parabens, petrochemicals, silicone, talc, artificial fragrance and colors, fillers, synthetic chemicals.
  • Cruelty-free, Leaping Bunny Certified
  • Vegan
  • Recyclable & reusable bottles
  • Made in the USA
My ALCHEMY Skin Care Travel Mini Face Cleanser
My ALCHEMY Skin Care Travel Mini Face Hydrosol
My ALCHEMY Skin Care Travel Mini Face Serum
My ALCHEMY Skin Care Travel Mini Towelette in packaging
My ALCHEMY Skin Care Travel Mini Towelette Case

Travel Mini Review

I recently decided to go solely cruelty-free and clean. I don’t believe in animal testing, there’s no need for it, and I will not use brands that still do this. This kit is nice. It truly is. I have crazy sensitive skin, so of course, I was a bit nervous to try everything. My skin reacted nicely. They don’t take up a lot of space on my bathroom skink, you don’t need to use a ton of products, and there are no horrible scents.

This kit is an excellent option if you’re looking to try a new brand, you want to go cruelty-free, or you are doing some traveling soon and want travel-friendly products. While I do like these products and didn’t have any issues, I’d recommend testing them out before you travel. It’s always best to know a product works for you before heading out on vacation.

Overall Thoughts

The price might seem high for a travel kit, but the quality is marvelous and well worth it. I’m always looking for great deals and ways to save money, but when it comes to skincare, I’ll spend the money if it’s amazing. And it is.