Holiday Beauty Kits: Burt’s Bees and Fresh Beauty

13 Dec

Fresh Beauty and Burt's Bees

Hi beauties!

Burt’s Bees and Fresh Beauty always have great holiday collections.

Whether it’s lip or skin care, count on these two brands for unique combinations of their best sellers in a holiday format.

Burt’s Bees Kissable Colour Cool Collection

This festive kit from Burt’s Bees is a must-have for conditioning lips and adding a little shimmer at the same time.

The moisturizing formula in these lip shimmers contain Vitamin E, beeswax, and sunflower oil. Top it off with invigorating Peppermint flavor, and you’re ready to battle the cooler elements.

The lip collection comes in a giftable box in either cool or warm shades for layering over lipstick or applying alone for a shimmering hint of colour.

I tried the Cool Collection with these shades:

  • Apricot (deep pink)
  • Grapefruit (light pink)
  • Watermelon (pinky red)

The Warm Collection comes with these shades:

  • Fig (chocolate)
  • Peony (orange)
  • Rhubarb (bold red)

Fresh Best of Beauty Bundle

I always look forward to Fresh holiday kits, not only to see which products they combine but also how they present them.

The Best of Beauty Bundle features five top sellers for healthy-looking skin in a box that you can personalize by colouring the orange grove pattern. Fresh has even included two pencils to get the colouring started.

Here the products that come in this holiday kit.

Soy Face Cleanser: This is a gentle gel cleanser for all skin types that removes impurities and makeup without stripping away essential moisture. I like the light texture of this cleanser.

Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-Boosting Face Mask: This mask features a concentrated citrus blend that gently refines the appearance of skin for a healthy-looking glow. It smells amazing!

Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream with Super 7 Complex: This everyday moisturizer contains 7 super-charged ingredients that minimize the visible signs of aging and boost radiance.

Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate: This is one of the best eye creams for diminishing the signs of aging and visibly moisturizing the eye area. Check out more details on this cooling eye de-puffer!

Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy: Who doesn’t love a little Fresh Sugar? Used regularly, the Sugar lip treatment boosts moisture, enhances volume, and improves the definition of the lip area.

Disclaimer: Media samples provided, all opinions are my own.



Hard Candy 12 Days of Lip Collection

6 Dec

Hard Candy 12 Days of Lip

Hi beauties!

Now that we’re into December, the countdown to the holidays is on!

One of the best ways to get into the spirit is by gifting a beauty advent calendar (or buying one for yourself).

Hard Candy is offering a few choices in beauty advent calendars this year, including the Hard Candy 12 Days of Lip.

This makeup collection includes mini lip shades with long-wearing colours and different finishes to suit all preferences. The colours range from nude and berry shades to attention-grabbing lavender and burgundy.

I don’t way to give it all away, but here are a couple of my favorites from the Hard Candy 12 Days of Lip collection:

  • Wet Ever in Selfish (shiny lip lacquer in nude pink)
  • Velvet Mousse in Cherry Blossom (matte lip colour in pinky red)
  • Metallic Mousse in Smoke and Mirrors (metallic matte lip colour in lavender)
  • Fierce Effects in Prowler (moisturizing lipstick in burgundy with a hint of shimmer)
  • Plumping Serum in Nude Beach (lip gloss in dark nude)

At under $10, this collection of lip shades from Hard Candy is the beauty gift that keeps on giving all year-long. 💋

Disclaimer: Media sample provided, all opinions are my own.

Holiday Haircare: Conair mini PRO Straightening Brush

27 Nov

Conair Mini Pro Straightening Brush

Hi beauties!

During the holiday season, one of the last things anyone wants to worry about is their hair.

Since I live in Vancouver and wear my hair straight, there’s no way I can avoid using some type of straightener.

On wet days (especially in November and December), even my rainproof strategy of hat/hoodie/umbrella doesn’t work.

For straightening on the go, nothing beats a compact straightening tool so I was really excited to try the Conair mini PRO Straightening Brush.

After experimenting with this compact straightening brush, I found I was able to use it in a couple of ways based on how I placed the brush:

  • Placing the brush underneath a hair section straightens hair and adds shape to the ends.
  • Placing the brush on top of the hair smooths and finishes the style.

Here are more details about the Conair mini PRO Straightening Brush:

  • Fast heat up and high heat (I use heat-resistant gloves to avoid burns)
  • Ceramic coated paddle and ceramic bristles that retain heat
  • Swivel line cord
  • Dual voltage (for international travel)

Whether you’re staying in town or travelling during the holidays, this quick heating straightening brush will give you plenty of time to enjoy the holidays frizz-free!

Disclaimer: Media sample provided, all opinions are my own.