The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide Featuring The Best of The Body Shop

The holiday season is here and that means Christmas is coming! If you’re looking for a gift suggestion for the beauty-lovers in your life, or some suggestions for your own wish list, The Body Shop has some really great gift sets that you’re sure to love. There are so many products to pick from and they all come in adorable holiday packaging.

There is also a great cause that goes with these great gifts. The Body Shop has a partnership with War Child this year so for every gift you buy one class will be provided to a child in a war-torn country.

From bath products to body butter, argan oil to apple, there’s something for everyone in these gift sets. They range in price as well so you can shop for everyone on your list and stay on budget. Check out thebodyshop.ca for all of their gift sets, and see my personal favourite picks below!

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide Featuring The Best of The Body Shop Products

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide Featuring The Best of The Body Shop

1. The Body Shop Glazed Apple Tin of Delights, $40. This festive and fresh tin features an Eau de Toilette, Body Butter, and Lip Balm in the seasonal Glazed Apple scent. It also comes with a little green loofah and a Glazed Apple Body Polish to keep skin soft and supple. This set also comes in the Vanilla Brulee and Frosted Cranberry fragrances.

2.The Body Shop The Best of Body Butter Snow Globe, $20. The adorable snow globe packaging holds 5 of the iconic Body Butter scents: Coconut, Strawberry, Shea, Moringa, and Satsuma. Sample all of these scents that are made with fair trade shea butter from Ghana, and feel the incredible luxury of Body Butter all season long.

3. The Body Shop Vanilla Brulee Tube of Treasures, $20. This decorative tin features limited edition Vanilla Brulee products including Shower Gel, Body Butter, and Body Polish. This set also comes in the Frosted Cranberry fragrance.

4. The Body Shop Beauty Advent Calendar, $50. This in-store only gift set is a Christmas miracle. It’s an advent calendar full of best-sellers and seasonal specialties, with a value of $129 of product inside. The fun of opening a door every day and finding a new bath, beauty, or body product will excite any woman on your shopping list!

5. The Body Shop The Joy Bringing Music Box, $40. This gift set features three great scents in pairs of both Body Butter and Lip Butter. Pamper your lips and your skin in Strawberry, Shea, and Honeymania scents, and finish off with a spritz of Moringa Eau de Toilette.

All of these gift suggestions have some really fantastic products in them. I am a huge fan of The Body Shop and use many of their products daily. You can check out some of my past posts and reviews on items such as these $10 Hand Creams that are super lightweight, the Brazil Nut scented Body Butter and Beautifying Oil, and the three scents that remind me of summer.

Are you putting any of these gift sets on your wish list? Leave a comment and let me know which ones you’re asking Santa for this season!

I Got So Many Compliments on the L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara

For the past few weeks I have been wearing one of my favourite mascaras and I have gotten quite a few compliments on my lashes. The L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara delivers dark, full, fluffy lashes that makes people take a second look! You can check it out on the L’Oreal Paris website here.

L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara

L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara

I usually apply two coats and they go on easily. The brush is pretty basic, just a straight tube shape with no curve. The bristles are pretty stiff but I like that and it allows every lash to get coated in a solid layer of mascara.

L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara

L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara

One person said that my lashes look like little feathers, another said they looked very fluffy, like fabric, and a lot of people just said my lashes looked good. I don’t hear these things often and those are totally the kind of compliments I like to hear about my mascara.

Fluffy and feather-like is right! This mascara gave me a full and soft looking fringe, with a super dark formula. I wear the waterproof version so it stays on extremely well and gives me intense eyelashes. I love how dark and voluminous my lashes look, and the name is really accurate – Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara.

Giveaway Winner

Happy Monday everyone! I can’t believe it but it’s actually snowing where I am. The trees and grass are al covered in a big white blanket of snow and it is getting seriously cold. I feel like there were only two weeks of Fall and then we jumped right into Winter, yuck!

Now onto the fun news – the winner of my giveaway! Thank you to everyone who entered, I wish you all could have won but that would have been some seriously complicated mailing for prizes. I will be having another giveaway soon to celebrate the holidays so keep your eyes peeled for that.

The winner of my giveaway is Carolsue Anderson! Congrats on being the randomly chosen entrant to win my glitter giveaway! I’ve emailed Carolsue and hope to hear back from her soon so I can ship her prize in the next day or two.

Revlon PhotoReady Eye Art Lid + Line + Lash in Cobalt Crystal and Fuchsia Flash

Add Some Sparkle to the Holiday Season With Revlon

One of my favourite things about the holiday season is the added sparkle to everything. From decorations to part dresses everything gets a little boost of bling this season, and your makeup should be no different. Revlon has an awesome limited edition line of sparkly eye shadows and liners to create eye-catching looks.

Revlon PhotoReady Eye Art Lid + Line + Lash in Fuchsia Flash and Cobalt Crystal

Revlon PhotoReady Eye Art Lid + Line + Lash in Fuchsia Flash and Cobalt Crystal

The limited edition Revlon Photoready Eye Art Lid + Line + Lash is a dual-ended product with a super sparkly liner matched with a creamy shadow. There are 10 colour duos to choose from and they all pack a punch of glitter and pigmented shadows. The shades I have are Fuchsia Flash and Cobalt Crystal.

Revlon PhotoReady Eye Art Lid + Line + Lash in Cobalt Crystal and Fuchsia Flash

Revlon PhotoReady Eye Art Lid + Line + Lash in Cobalt Crystal and Fuchsia Flash

The shadow end of the tube is a creamy formula that is easy to blend and very opaque. Many of the shades are frosty and metallic looking. The liner side is a glitter formula in a gel base, with a skinny brush for easy application. The pairs go well together but can also be mixed, matched, or worn individually.

Revlon PhotoReady Eye Art Lid + Line + Lash Cobalt Crystal

Revlon PhotoReady Eye Art Lid + Line + Lash in Cobalt Crystal

Both ends of the product are super easy to apply and glide on really smoothly. They have great colour choices and all of them are bold and bright. I love that the glitter can be layered for lots of sparkle, or lightly applied for a more spread out sparkly look. The liner side can be used as a thin line of glitter or blended for all over sparkle. It can even be applied to lashes for something really special.

Swatches of Revlon PhotoReady Eye Art Lid + Line + Lash in Fuchsia Flash and Cobalt Crystal

Swatches of Revlon PhotoReady Eye Art Lid + Line + Lash in Fuchsia Flash and Cobalt Crystal

The shadows have a great formula and last for quite a long time. I didn’t have any problems with creasing or flaking when I wore the shadow. I love that the duos are paired together so I can grab one product and know that it will work well together and create a complete look. Although the shades are pretty bold and bright, and maybe not for everyday wear, they are awesome for a special night out or a holiday event and I will definitely be reaching for them this season!

The Beauty Badger Glitter Giveaway! Win these three nail polishes: Midnight in NY, Rouge Red, and Glam Roc

Glitter Giveaway!

I know its only November but I’m already in the holiday spirit. I’m ready for festive music, decorations, and Christmas baking. Since it might be too early for that stuff I decided to do something else with my holiday spirit – host a giveaway!

This week I will be hosting a Glitter Giveaway, meaning the prizes are all sparkly! I’m giving away three great nail polishes that will be sure to add some holiday sparkle to your look this season. The three polishes are Midnight in NY from the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure line, Rouge Red, from the Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Glitter Effect line, and Glam Roc, from the Julep Stardust Finish set.

The Beauty Badger Glitter Giveaway! Win these three nail polishes: Midnight in NY, Rouge Red, and Glam Roc

The Beauty Badger Glitter Giveaway! Win these three nail polishes: Midnight in NY, Rouge Red, and Glam Roc

These three polishes are glittery and gorgeous, and you can win them all by clicking the link below and filling out the form! This giveaway ends on Sunday November 16, and I will announce the winner on the following Monday. Good luck glitter-lovers!

The Beauty Badger Glitter Giveaway: Enter Here

Look What I Found! Limited Edition Baby Lips!

I was so excited when I spotted these limited edition Baby Lips. I am a huge fan of the Maybelline New York Baby Lips and I have a whole range of colours that I use, but I’m always up for adding to my stash. There were a few other pairs on the shelf but these were the most pigmented and I liked them best. Baby Lips are great for the cooler weather, and they even have a special line of Maybelline New York Dr. Rescue Baby Lips last Winter, which I posted about here.

Maybelline New York Limited Edition Baby Lips in shades Winter Flush and Ruby Star

Maybelline New York Limited Edition Baby Lips in shades Winter Flush and Ruby Star

These limited edition Baby Lips shades are Winter Flush and Ruby Star. Winter Flush is more of an orange-red hue and Ruby Star is more of a berry red shade. They have the same formula and feeling of the original Baby Lips and are semi-sheer but can be built up for a more opaque colour. These ones have a peppermint scent and a slight tingle on my lips, which I don’t mind.

Maybelline New York Limited Edition Baby Lips in shades Winter Flush and Ruby Star

Maybelline New York Limited Edition Baby Lips in shades Winter Flush and Ruby Star

The colours are kind of similar but different enough to both be useful in my daily makeup routines. I wear the Ruby Star shade for a bolder look and later it for a deeper colour, and keep the Winter Flush one as a lighter everyday shade. Winter Flush reminded me of my favorite Baby Lips shade, Cherry Me, from the original collection.

Swatches of Maybelline New York Limited Edition Baby Lips (Ruby Star on the left and Winter Flush on the right)

Swatches of Maybelline New York Limited Edition Baby Lips (Ruby Star on the left and Winter Flush on the right)

Although the package says 8 hours of hydration I don’t quite get that long. I do get a few hours of soft, moisturized lips, and a pretty colour too, so that’s worth it to me. These are basically lip balms but better. They keep my lips soft and safe from the cold winter weather and they have a huge range of shades to pick from.

Maybelline New York Limited Edition Baby Lips in shades Winter Flush and Ruby Star

Maybelline New York Limited Edition Baby Lips in shades Winter Flush and Ruby Star

If you’re a fan of the original Baby Lips, or the Electro Baby Lips, then you’ll probably like these two new shades. Since they are limited edition I would suggest you get out there and start searching for them before they’re gone!