Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Gift Guide 2014: For the DIY Lady

We all know at least one woman who prefers to DIY than buy.  She might also think that beauty products are too extravagant.  Show her how to treat herself and inspire that DIY attitude with these handpicked items from this week's gift guide.

Gift Guide for the DIY Lady

Why go to the nail salon when you can get the perfect manicure at home?  One Minute Manicure exfoliates, nourishes and moisturizes hands & nails and sure beats having to sit in a stuffy salon.  It comes in a variety of fragrances and also makes an awesome foot and body scrub!

Speaking of scrubs, she'll need a great exfoliant for her face too.  Since the DIY gal usually likes putting forth that extra step to get things done, she'll appreciate the unique formulation of G.M. Collin Active Exfoliant Powder.  After mixing with a little water, she can build this exfoliant into a luxurious mousse.  She'll love the DIY aspect and the incredible results she'll see with her skin!

She can also customize her beauty routine with Cosmedix Pure C.  She'll love the benefits of this pure antioxidant product (especially if she's working in the sun a lot), and she can mix the crystals into any other skincare product for a truly DIY approach.

Use a tanning bed?  Not for the DIY-er!  A great self tanner will keep her skin glowing year-round.  Create a gift set for her with Xen-Tan Perfect Blend, Body Sponge and Deluxe Tanning Mitt.  The Body Sponge is great for prepping/priming skin before tanning, while the mitt helps give an even application.  The Perfect Blend also features a customizable dial so she can increase her tan however she wants, the perfect DIY!

Would the DIY-er pay for expensive lash extensions or never-ending supplies of mascara?  We doubt it.  All it takes to get luscious lashes at home in as little as 4 weeks is GrandeLASH, a top rated product because it works!

With perfect lashes, she'll also want sculpted brows.  The gloMinerals gloBrow Collection includes all the tools she'll need to create the look herself, in a convenient zippered bag.

If she's been tackling lots of projects, her hands might really be feeling it.  Give her hands, cuticles and any other area needing nourishment the special treat of Sircuit Skin Sircurity Repair and Recovery Balm.

Spoil her gift:  The DIY-er will love any skincare device!  For the ultimate cleansing at home, go for a Clarisonic.  To keep the delicate eye area smooth and wrinkle-free, she'll love the Clarisonic Opal.  For microdermabrasion at home, the PMD is the ultimate in DIY!

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

All Eyes on You: 3 Steps to Radiant Eyes

We've all heard the saying that the eyes are the window to the soul... whether you agree with the sentiment or not, you probably spend quite a bit of your beauty routine focusing on your eyes.  To keep your peepers in tip-top shape, follow our 3 easy steps.

Top Tips for Flawless, Radiant Eyes

Everyday we put our eyes through a lot of strain and exercise.  Couple that with issues like allergies, surgery or swelling, and your eyes really need some relief!  Our go-to for pampering the eye area is TheraPearl Eye-ssential Mask.  It can be frozen or heated to provide incredible relief.  Say goodbye to puffiness, dryness, swelling or inflammation.  They also make a great stocking stuffer!

A fave among men AND women is SIRCUIT Cosmeceuticals I.Cee.U.  After being featured in GQ Magazine, this eye gel quickly became a favorite for its intense plumping and firming benefits.  Some clients even noticed results in just a few days!

When we need a super quick fix, we turn to G.M. Collin Instant Radiance Anti-Aging Eye Patch.  In just 20 minutes, this handy little pack reduces pesky fine lines, crow's feet and dark circles.  It's perfect when you need to really wow the crowd at a holiday event or family pictures!

If you're also battling lines around your mouth, G.M. Collin Eye Contour Corrector is a great two-in-one for the difficult eye and lip area.

Most people prefer to emphasize either their lips or their eyes with makeup.  We love emphasizing the eyes because there are so many different techniques you can use!

Right now we are so in love with the holiday kits from Pur Minerals!  The perfect little set to get "all eyes on you" is the Deck the Eyes Eye Defining Duo.  This must-have set includes the customer favorite Big Look Mascara and the foolproof Liquid Precision Eyeliner.  Be sure to check out all of their kits for your holiday shopping (and for yourself!!)

Of course we love to emphasize the eyes with eyeshadow!  There are SO many incredible colors and formulas these days, it's hard to choose a favorite.  To cut down on products, we like using palettes or sets, like gloMinerals Alloy Eye Collection.  This eight-color palette has beautiful shimmer and matte shades that are perfect for winter!  Create endless looks for day or night with this fabulous set!

For a smaller palette, check out Osmosis Colour Eye Shadow Trio.  Each set contains three colors to easily create a complete look.

Now that we've given you our tips, would you like a chance to win ALL of these incredible products and MORE, valued at over $1500?!?!  Enter our Winning Wonderland - All Eyes on You Holiday Giveaway between now and November 30!  Visit beautystoredepot.com for full giveaway details and to see all the amazing prizes!  Good luck!!

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Gift Guide 2014: For the Jetsetting Lady

For those us that are lucky enough to get to travel for our jobs or just for fun, keeping up with a beauty regimen while on-the-go can be a hassle.  If you've got a Jetsetting Lady on your gift list, show her how thoughtful you are with this week's gift guide.

Spending hours on a plane or traveling to a different climate can really dry out her skin.  Avene Thermal Spring Water is an instant refreshment for face and body, comes in three convenient sizes and also soothes sunburns and sets makeup!  Dry cuticles can be treated with a compact cuticle stick.  We love the rich, 24-hour time released formula of Cuccio Naturale Cuticle Conditioning Butter Stick Milk And Honey.  It's also small enough for her carry-on.

Lugging around your full skincare regimen can be a pain.  Make it easier for her with one of Bioelements Travel Light Kits.  With four different varieties and flight-friendly sizes, it makes her trip just a little bit easier and helps her keep up with her skincare while on the go.

Condense her routine even further with Sircuit Skin Lavish.  This multi-use dry oil absorbs quickly to deeply nourish dry skin and hair.  The packaging is so cute and definitely gift-worthy.

Makeup can be made more efficient too with multi-tasking products.  She will love Pur Minerals Wake Up Brow Pencil, which is a foolproof brow pencil on one end and eye brightening pencil on the other.  The 5-piece Pur Minerals Start Now Kit is also perfect for travel with compact sizes of pressed foundation, neutral primer, Mineral Glow bronzer, mascara and (full-size) Chisel Brush.

When traveling from one spot to the next, who has time to wash your hair?  Not to mention, if she's on the road, she may not have access to a full shower.  The simple and quick solution is dry shampoo!  GloEssentials Re-Energize Dry Shampoo is a favorite around our office for its effectiveness, ease of use and great scent.

Whether she needs the extra pampering after a long trip or while settling in at her hotel, she'll love the Therapearl Eye-ssential Mask.  It helps treat puffy eyes, allergies, headaches and so much more!

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Monday, November 3, 2014

Gift Guide 2014: For the Outdoorsman

When you're shopping for the rugged Outdoorsman, you probably don't think about beauty products.  Believe it or not, his skin definitely needs some real pampering!  For products that fit his needs without going out of his comfort zone, check out this week's gift guide.

Gift Guide 2014:  For the Outdoorsman

To help deal with scratches and cuts while on-the-go, Brave Soldier Crash Paks are a must-have and make a great stocking stuffer.  This handy little kit has everything he'll need for his next outing, all in a waterproof bag.  (A favorite around our office!)

You may have to remind him to use his sunscreen.  EltaMD UV Sport SPF 50 is the perfect solution to keep his skin protected in an 80 minute water and sweat resistant formula.  It can also be applied to wet or dry skin, so it's the ideal sunscreen for all outdoor activities.

To wash away the sunscreen, dirt and grime, he'll need a good face wash.  Swap out his usual bar of soap for Grooming Lounge Mug Cleaner Face Wash.  This award-winning cleanser also preps the skin for shaving.  He may not know the benefits of a good face scrub, but he'll certainly feel it after using Billy Jealousy Adrenaline Junkie Energizing Scrub.  It will definitely scrub away any outdoor remnants, smells like peppermint, and the name is right up his alley!

A good body scrub goes a long way too!  To treat his rough and weathered skin, Jan Marini Bioglycolic Resurfacing Body Scrub is a great choice.  It scrubs away his daily adventures, tackling rough or calloused areas and reduces signs of sun damage. 

With so much time spent outside, it's likely that his hands are needing some special care too.  Instantly smooth cracked, chapped hands with Billy Jealousy Golden Gloves.

Spoil him gift: Brave Soldier Ultimate Shaving Set.  This four piece set includes a full size shaving cream, face & body wash, aftershave, and SPF lip protectant.  A great gift set for any man!

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