The holiday season is finally over. If you didn’t get the gifts you wanted, now is the time to treat yourself. After all, you treated everyone else first. Advicesisters.com is suggesting four fabulous beauty gifts from Merle Norman, Whish, and PRIDEFUL. You deserve to pamper yourself with some affordable gifts for being so nice (and not too naughty) the past couple of months. Some of these are limited editions, While they’re still available, snap them up quickly!
Whoever You Are, Moisturize Your Lips with Pride=Ful!
A few months ago I was introduced to Pride=Ful Beauty for advicesisters.com I’m kind of obsessed with it. PRIDEFUL is non-gender specific. However, these products are affordable, good quality, and for whatever you identify as. I also love the packaging which is colorful, with holographic rainbow accents.
The 6 pack of scented, colorful lip glosses is $25 for the entire set. Each has a different flavor: Cherry Vanilla, Orange & Mango, Citrus Blend, Melon, Coconut, and Sweet Berries. There is no real color or taste, just a hint of tint and scents that will send you into bliss. The silky gloss has Vitamin E, jojoba oil, and sweet almond oil to nourish and hydrate your lips. Another thing I like about these lip glosses is that the tube is bright and you can find them in the deep recesses of your handbag! These also make great little gifts for your friends “just because.”
More important is the PrideFUL message: “Erase Hate, Paint Love With Prideful.” I think we can all get on board with that! Find PRIDEFUL on Amazon and Walmart.
Merle Norman’s Magical Cheeks Set:
Advicesisters.com loves Merle Norman cosmetics. So it’s no secret that we gushed over the Merle Norman Magical Cheeks Set ($47.25) that pairs 3 gift-sized (.08 oz) compacts with interior mirrors with a dual-ended definer/blush brush. This is one of those gifts you can split up, but you’ll want to keep all four pieces for yourself!
The set has two Lasting Cheekcolors in “Sugar Melon” and a”Bare Mauve.” I like both of these colors, although one is peachier and the other is a cooler, slightly mauve-y rose. However, both are universally flattering. The powder blends beautifully and it’s pretty intense. Use the included Full-Sized Double-Ended Cheek & Highlight Brush and layer to your desired intensity.
The Ultra Glow Highlighter (in the middle of the photo above) can be used on its own or to accentuate your cheekbones. The rose gold shimmer is neither too gaudy nor too glittery. It’s just right to dust highlighter where the sun would hit your face. Use the thinner side of the dual-ended brush.
For those who need to know, the cheek colors are Dermatologist tested. Ophthalmologist tested. They’re also Oil-free, Fragrance-free, Gluten-free, and Paraben-free. The highlighter is Dermatologist tested, Alcohol-free, Fragrance-free, Oil-free, Gluten-free., Paraben-free and Carmine-free.*Carmine is an intense red pigment. It has been used for centuries and is considered safe. But it’s made from insects, so it isn’t vegan.
Get Your Merle Norman beauties online at merlenorman.com and at Merle Norman Studios nationwide.
You’ll WHISH You Had These Great Gifts, So Get Them Now!
Whishing…and hoping for better skin in the new year? Treat yourself to a bunch of beauties from Whish including Sugar Scrubs, Bath & Body Gels, and Body Butters.
One of our favorite brands from way back is Whish. This is an organic, natural skincare featuring paraben, sulfate, phthalate, petrochemical, DEA and TEA-free products. They are Leaping Bunny certified, use locally sourced ingredients, and are made locally in the USA.
In my photo above you’ll see all the body care beauties I tried. In the front row are 3 Sugar Scrubs Sparkling Berry, Vanilla Suede, and Walk in the Woods.
The Second row has Bath & Body Gels in the same scents. Creamy Body Butters are in the back row also in the same scents. My personal favorite is the Sparkling Berry which is energizing and smells like crushed berries ready to be plopped onto fluffy pancakes. The other two scents are lovely as well. Vanilla Suede is a soft comforting banilla, while Walk in the Woods reminds me of pure, crisp, cold air as leaves crunch beneath your feet.
The Bath Gels are an affordable indulgence to begin and end your day. The Sugar Body Scrubs gently exfoliate and moisturize your skin. That’s thanks to Brown Sugar, Raspberry Seed, and Bamboo Powder. Moisturizing Shea Butter, Raspberry Butter, and Aloe keep skin soft. There’s also nourishing Vitamin E Extract and Avocado Oil.
The last row has insanely pampering Body Butters. Body Butter is a must, especially in Winter. These have antioxidant, collagen-boosting, and moisturizing ingredients. Get rid of the dry spots with Shea Butter, Raspberry Butter, and Aloe. Seaweed Extract helps to firm, while Rice Brand Oil soothes and purifies. What more could you ask for from, a body butter?
The 5 fl. oz. tubes ($12.60) have flip-top lids that allow them to sit upright on your sink or in the shower. They are so affordable, I can hardly believe it! Just $15.00 a tube. They’re a real “find.” Get these at whishbody.com
Lip Scrubs That Are Especially Pampering:
As we’ve already said above, One of our favorite brands from way back is Whish. For your self-care and lip care, there’s the LIP SCRUB STACKER ($44).
The impressive 4 stack of lip scrubs exfoliates and moisturizes your lips with fun scents such as Pink Champagne, Harvest Apple, Frosted Pear, and Sparkling Berry. Of course, there are great-for-your-lips ingredients in this stack of goodies: Key ingredients include Brown Sugar, Raspberry Seed, and Bamboo Powder. These are so easy to use and such fun. Truthfully they are just the kind of pampering you want for something that otherwise is just a routine chore.
Each 1 oz. glass jar offers you (or 4 friends) the joy of exfoliating all the dead dry skin and long-wear lipstick off lips without ripping them to shreds, or drying them out. These are also perfect for Winter dryness with moisturizing Shea Butter, Raspberry Butter, and Aloe. Refresh with Vitamin E Extract and Avocado Oil. The scents are all fun and there are even more on the Whishbody website.
It isn’t right to choose just one, but “Pink Champagne” smells like festivity in a glass! How could you not love it?! These would be great for Valentine’s day gifts as well. $44.00. Get yours now at whishbody.com