Rodan + Fields Skincare & 3 Giveaways!

Today’s post is one I’ve been wanting to share for a while, as it’s all about my new skincare routine that has really made a positive impact on me. Ever since I started using skincare of any type, I’ve been all about convenience, especially at night, as I tend to get tired and lazy. I’ve tried out (and loved) many products over the years, but over time switched from one brand or product to another.

Enter Rodan + Fields, from the doctors behind Proactiv, and my redness and wrinkles are nearly gone and I don’t even feel the need to wear tinted moisturizer or foundation anymore. The line was originally sold at department stores – and was the #1 skincare line at Nordstrom – until the founders decided to shift the distribution and marketing strategy to direct selling. Read on for my experience with this skincare line and enter the giveaways at the end!

My Daily Routine for Flawless Skin, plus 3 Giveaways!

Rodan + Fields was intriguing to me for two reasons: the before/after pics of real results and the 60 day money back guarantee (even if the bottles are empty!). So I took the solution tool quiz, figured out which products were right for me (SOOTHE regiment for redness/sensitivity, along with the REDEFINE Overnight Restorative Cream and Multi-Function Eye Cream for wrinkles/anti-aging), and went ahead and placed an order. This may sound like a lengthy routine for 2x/day, but after I got used to it, the step-by-step system really didn’t bother me.

Rodan + Fields Skincare - Before + Afters, Giveaways + More!

Trying out Rodan + Fields was a bit of an experiment for me, as I had never documented how products worked with before/after pics. I also stopped using other skincare products to truly see what the R+F results were. Honestly, I was not expecting to be as impressed as I was. After 1.5 weeks, my before/after pic clearly showed reduced redness (one of my friends said it looked like “night and day”!). I also quickly noticed the lines on my forehead and around my eyes become much less noticeable.

The skincare routine that changed my skin! Plus three giveaways.

One of the things I love most about Rodan + Fields is that it’s not a one-size-fits-all product line. There are four different regimens – SOOTHE (redness/sensitivity), REDEFINE (wrinkles, firmness, anti-aging), REVERSE (brown spots, dullness, discoloration) and UNBLEMISH (acne/post-acne marks) – and you can use combinations to address more than one skin concern. All you have to do is take a quick quiz via the solution tool to reveal which regimen(s) are best for you. From there, you can add on things like the REDEFINE Macro Exfoliator, Acute Care for Expression Lines or AMP MD Roller.

Rodan + Fields Regimens

Becoming a R+F consultant was also not something I saw myself doing, but once I had such a great experience with the products myself and learned about the promotions going on for new consultants, I was sold. I saw one of my high school friends making enough income to stay home with her kids a few more days a week and I realized that even though I don’t consider myself a sales person, I could stand behind and spread the word about quality products. Plus it doesn’t hurt to get the products for myself as discounted as possible! If this is of interest to you, comment or email me at katyc.rodanandfields@gmail.com and I can give you more info. Right now, you can earn double your initial investment back. And much like blogging, there’s a great community to connect with via Facebook, events, etc.

Note: As a blogger, I want to make sure that I’m sharing the latest and greatest in the skincare world with you, so don’t worry, I won’t be posting about Rodan + Fields every week! I’m always looking forward to testing out new products and will continue to do so, adding them to my skincare routine here and there where it makes sense. Plus I know we are all looking for products for different uses, at different price points, etc.

Rodan + Fields Giveaways on DailyKaty.com

Giveaway! Like I said, I wasn’t hooked on these products until I tried them myself, so I wanted to give me readers the chance to win Rodan + Fields’ popular REDEFINE Multi-Function Eye Cream ($60 value), which sells out on the reg. AND as one of the entries, you can fill out a quick survey and I’ll send you a FREE mini facial sample (note: if you opt into this, I’ll follow up via email for some feedback). Giveaway open to U.S. residents only from now until April 30, 2016 and free mini facial samples available while supplies last.

Bonus Giveaway! Here’s where it gets even better. For anyone who makes a purchase of $100+ through my Rodan + Fields site and signs up as a preferred customer will be entered to win your choice of the REDEFINE AMP MD System ($200 value) or Acute Care for Expression Lines ($210 value) on me! Being a preferred customer will also get you 10% off and free shipping from there on out. Find out which regimen is for you with the solution tool (quick survey). Note: the 60 day money back guarantee will not apply on this giveaway item. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only from now until May 31, 2016.

Bonus Offer for New Consultants! This is for those of you who want to go all in and become my business partner as a side- or even full-time gig! Sign on as a consultant here with the $395, $695 or $995 starter kit and I’ll personally give you $200 cash back after 60 days. Rodan + Fields also has a promotion going on right now where you can get double your initial investment back. Email me at katyc.rodanandfields@gmail.com for more details on this offer and to redeem the offer once you’re signed on. Happy to answer any and all questions!

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**This post is not in any way sponsored, but since you can only purchase these products through a consultant, the links will take you to my page, where I make sales commissions.**

2015 Year in Review & Nordstrom, iPad Giveaway

It’s hard to believe I actually started this blog just over two years ago. This morning I scrolled through every single one of my posts from 2015 and it dawned on me how far I’ve come this year. Not only have I experimented with new types of posts (#ootd, monthly beauty finds), but I focused on paying attention to what was resonating with you, my readers, and tried to up my photography game to bring you lots of visual content. As a result, my blog readership and Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter followings doubled! Today’s post includes my favorite from each month this year – and scroll down to the bottom for a big Nordstrom & iPad giveaway!

Aside from the blog, 2015 was another incredible year spent with friends and family. I adventured to Ireland and Hawaii for big trips in summer and fall, and traveled to other new destinations, such as Portland, ME & OR, for work and play in between. Throughout the year three out of eight of our group of college besties welcomed beautiful babies, one got married and we even managed to successfully get all of us out to San Fran for a long weekend. And here at home, our mini bulldog, Hank, keeps us happy as ever.

My husband and I are headed into the city for dinner and drinks tonight and tomorrow we’ll meet up with our friends to kick off 2016 at the beach for the third annual PJ brunch party. I hope you all take some time to reflect on the ups and downs of 2015 – and cheers to a happy and healthy 2016!

xo,

Katy

2015 Year in Review

  • January: Healthy Mini Quiches Recipe (will be updating photography on this one, but they’ve been my go-to make-ahead breakfast all year!)

And now onto the giveaway…

12.30.15-Giveaway

Prize: $500 Nordstrom Gift Card + Gold Mini iPad

Co-hosts: Jenns Blah Blah Blog // Lavender’s Blush // Krystal’s Kitsch // Life is Poppin’ // The Mommyhood Mentor® // Beautiful Touches // Style Vanity // MommaDJane // A Good Hue // A Labour of Life // It’s Kristin

Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck! (Please email becky@ohmygoshbeck.com with any questions.)

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 1/15 and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email.

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TGIF & Gold MacBook Giveaway

Happy Friday! Instead of my usual Friday Faves, today I’m sharing a fun giveaway that you won’t want to miss out on. I teamed up with a great group of bloggers to give you the opportunity to enter to win a gold MacBook, valued at at $1,299! All accessories and tech gadgets should be gold, am I right? You can come back and enter daily – good luck!

I am SO looking forward to a long weekend and am pretty excited about the weather forecast of high 60s and low 70s. Plus my best friend is coming into town and we’re having a girls brunch date, so it doesn’t get much better than that. Hope you all have great weekends too!

xo,

Katy

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GIVEAWAY DETAILS

Prize: Gold Macbook ($1299 value)

Co-hosts: Capri’s CouponsJenns Blah Blah BlogFilm+Fashion+FunMaple and MintPosh Classy MomBlog by DonnaAvec AmberHip Mama’s PlaceStripes N VibesThoughtful LensPretty ThriftyStyle TabSWEET HAUTESilicon Valley LodgeMonday ProjectsA Labour of LifeTo Be BrightBloggers Get Social ♥ Dallas Single Mom

Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck! (Please email becky@ohmygoshbeck.com with any questions.)

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter daily. Giveaway ends 11/6 and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email.

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Target Finds & Giveaway!

Happy Labor Day! I’m happy to have had a relaxing weekend, complete with three beach days and lots of time with friends to close out summer. There are so many sales going on this weekend and that includes lots of items being an extra 10% off at Target with code LABORDAY. So today I’m rounding up some of my fave Target finds and giving you the chance to win a $200 Target gift card now through Thursday. I could easily put $200 to use there… just saying. Shop these items using the links below and then scroll down to enter the giveaway!

 

Target Giveaway

Shop the Post:

Fringe Bags: Pink / Gray / Black

Beach Picks: Visor / Sunglasses / Blanket / Sandals

Gold Decor: Flatware Set / Elephant Tray / Gold Tray

Fall Vests: Black / Green / Denim

GIVEAWAY DETAILS

Prize: $200 Target Gift Card

Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 9/10 and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email.

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Holiday Gift Guide: For the Guys & Easy Canvas Giveaway

This next gift guide is for the special guys in our lives, which I find to be surprisingly difficult to shop for! Does anyone else feel like guys tend to buy what they need and want for themselves? These gifts are great for Christmas and really any gift occasion, whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, Valentine’s Day and so on.

Gifts for Guys
  • Easy Canvas PrintsMy go-to gift for my husband and dad are photos, and it’s not just because I love them. They just don’t go through the process of picking out and printing them, so they like when I do it for them. Lately I’ve been loving photo canvases like these from Easy Canvas. They make your prints look really professional and come in lots of sizes ranging from 8 x 10 to 24 x 36. Scroll down to enter to win a photo canvas! {easycanvasprints.com, prices vary based on size}
  • Sharper Image Sheepskin SlippersWho doesn’t want a nice pair of slippers for wearing around the house? These are fully lined up to your ankles and are have comfortable cushioning in them. Plus, they’re good for indoor and outdoor use. {sharperimage.com, $99.99}
  • Hydro Flask Insulated Water Bottle & Beer Growler: I’ve never seen a water bottle this big, but I know I love Hydro Flask and that my husband drinks a ton of water. This one holds 64 oz and keeps your water (or beer) icy cold for up to 24 hours, while hot liquids remain steaming hot for up to 12. {hydroflask.com, $54.99}
  • Baron Tequila PlatinumYou can’t really go wrong with alcohol, especially when it’s really good alcohol like this tequila. It’s a new, ultra-premium tequila handcrafted in Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico and certified gluten free and kosher. {baronspirits.com, $55}
  • Sephora Favorites Cologne SamplerThis is a great way to let your guy find his new favorite cologne because it comes with 12 samples and then you can redeem a voucher that comes with it for one full-size cologne of your choice. {sephora.com, $60}

Giveaway! Easy Canvas is offering one lucky reader the chance to win a 16 x 20″ canvas print below. The giveaway is running now through January 29, 2015 – open to U.S. residents.

And in case you missed my other gift guides and giveaways, you can view them using the links below. There’s still time to enter most of the giveaways too!

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**Disclosure: While I received samples for review, all opinions are my own. Also, this post was originally written and published by me on Examiner.com.

Holiday Gift Guide: For the Fitness Lover & Gaiam Giveaway

I love good workout gear, so that’s why I’m sharing some great fitness finds to give as gifts or buy for yourself with your holiday cash. And you can enter to win some goodies from Gaiam at the end of the post!

Fitness Gifts
  • Heading to a yoga or barre class but don’t have time to spend time getting ready for afternoon errands afterwards? Try the bareMinerals Fit and Fabulous makeup kit (now $19). It comes with the essentials – Purifying Facial Cleanser, READY Touch Veil, Locked & Coated Waterproof Lash Topcoat, Jack of All Trades Lip Balm and pretty hair ties. {ulta.com}
  • If you’re like me then you live in yoga pants in the evenings and over the weekends. The Cozy Orange Juno Fitted Yoga Pants ($64) are so comfortable and the gray and black color blocking on the legs even has a slimming effect. They’re perfect for everyday wear and of course yoga and other fitness activities. {cozyorange.com}
  • I love a good water bottle, so I was excited to finally get one from bkr. The website says it perfectly – this “luxe, bubbly glass bottle will change the way you drink your water forever.” I have one in Pout ($30), which is a pale pink that just makes me happy. {mybkr.com}
  • Ritual Wellness Juices taste so good that you won’t even realize you’re being healthy. They give you lots of fruits and veggies, with each bottle of the raw organic juices containing lots of nutrition and healthy vitamins. All you have to do is choose a minimum of six juices at a time from four different categories – Greens, Lemonades, Blends and Mylks. They’re all meant to complement your regular, healthy diet. You can even pair them with alcohol to make cocktails. My favorites were the Lemonades, but they’re all good! {ritualwellness.com}
  • Make goals and track them with Lumo Lift ($99.99), an activity tracker that monitors the number of steps you take and calories burned. Better yet, it also helps you with your posture, vibrating when you slouch. And everything links to an app on your iPhone, so it’s all easy to use. {lumobodytech.com}

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Giveaway! Enter to win the Gaiam Citron Storm Cargo Mat Bag below, now through January 21, 2015. Open to U.S. residents.

And if you missed my other gift guides and giveaways, view them all using the links below:

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**Disclosure: While I was provided samples for review, all opinions are my own. Also, this post was originally written and published by me on Examiner.com.

Holiday Gift Guide: More Gift Sets & Cate McNabb Giveaway

Tonight I’m sharing more gift sets because it’s a great way to stock up on products from your favorite brands at a fraction of what they’d cost on their own. And you can enter to win the Cate McNabb Cosmetics set at the bottom of the post!

Gift Sets

 

  • Cate McNabb Cosmetics Everyday ExpressEverything in this set goes together to give you a perfect everyday look. Start with the eye primer and top with the frosted cream shadow. Then fill in your lips with the neutral liner and top with the popular L.B.D. lipstick. Top it all off with the blush and you’re good to go. Scroll down to enter to win this gift set! {catemcnabbcosmetics.com, $50}
  • Bumble and bumble The Polished Two Step SetGet a polished blow dry with this set, which comes with Bb. Thickening Hairspray and Straight Blow Dry. The hairspray gives you moderate hold, while also conditioning and repairing your hair and giving it a glossy finish. Then the styling balm leaves your hair soft, sleek, smooth and straight. {sephora.com, $35}
  • Dr. Brandt Best of Brandt Holiday KitThis set is great if you can’t decide which products to buy someone because it comes with Dr. Brandt’s best sellers from the Xtend Your Youth and Do Not Age with Dr. Brandt lines – the XYY Dual Fusion Water, DNA Triple Peptide Eye Cream, DNA Time Reversing Cream and Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Skin Exfoliant. {drbrandtskincare.com, $80}
  • Ciate Candy Cane HouseThis holiday set comes with four scented, glitter nail lacquers. The colors are Candy Craze, Ginger Snap, Tingled Tinsel and Snow Fall – and I love how they’re so sparkly and festive. Wear one on all of your nails on its own, paint one nail as an accent, or layer it over another color. {sephora.com, now $13}
  • bareMinerals the Main AttractionI love this seven-piece set because it gives you a pretty look that isn’t too over-the-top. It comes with READY Eyeshadow 2.0, Lasting Line Long-Wearing Eyeliner, Lash Domination 10-in-1 Volumizing Mascara, Mini Marvelous Moxie Lipstick, Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss and Flair Blush and a brush for it. Pairing the lipstick (Make Your Move) and lipgloss (Leading Lady) together is one of my favorite color combinations for everyday wear. {Sephora, $54}
  • Boscia The Black CollectionAnother set of best sellers, this one has products from the popular Black Collection, including a full-size Luminizing Black Mask, Konjac Cleansing Sponge with Bamboo Charcoal and a mini Detoxifying Black Cleanser. The peel-off mask minimizes fine lines and leaves your face smooth, and the cleanser and sponge give you pore-less skin. {Sephora, $39}
  • Sephora Collection Chroma Color Eye PaletteThis is the ultimate eye palette, with 54 eye shadows, 12 eye pencils and a double-ended eye shadow brush. If you know someone that loves experimenting with different eye colors and looks, this is for them. It has everything from everyday neutrals to intense smoky shades. {sephora.com, $65}

Giveaway! Enter to win the Cate McNabb Cosmetics Everyday Express gift set below, valued at $50 (but worth $100!). Open to U.S. residents.

And if you missed my other gift guides and giveaways, check them out using the links below.

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**Disclosure: While I was provided samples for review, all opinions are my own. Also, this post was originally written and published by me on Examiner.com.

Holiday Gift Guide: Bath, Body & Spa & Giveaway

To continue the holiday gift guide fun, today I’m sharing some great bath, body and spa finds. Some of these gifts are so great that you might even be tempted to buy them for yourself too! And scroll down to the bottom for today’s holiday giveaway from Gilchrist & Soames.

Bath, Body & Spa Gifts
  • Gilchrist & Soames Box SetsThese bath and body gift sets are beautifully packaged and include products that make for great gifts. I love the BeeKind and London Collection Box Sets, but there are also nine other collections to choose from, each with their own scents and themes, including the Essential Elements Spa, Spa Therapy, English Spa, Oxford, Reserve, Verde, Zero %, Aqua Lime and Essential Elements. They include body lotion, shower gel, skincare bars, lip balm and a bath puff – nearly everything you need for a spa-like shower experience. Scroll down to enter to win the BeeKind Collection Box Set! {gilchristsoames.com, $26-$39}
  • philosophy The Holiday Handbook: I love hand creams from philosophy, and these scents – peppermint, fresh cream and cranberry medley – are perfect for the holiday season. These hand creams will keep your hands hydrated during the cold winter months, as they’re made with shea, mango and cocoa butters that soften dry hands without making them greasy. {philosophy.com, $20}
  • L’Occitane Voyage en Provence: If you’ve ever walked into a Sephora around the holiday season, you know that they have endless gift options of all varieties. I love L’Occitane’s hand creams and was excited to try out even more of their products with this gift set. It has 10 of their best-selling products – Shea Butter Milk Soap, Ultra Rich Shower Cream, Body Lotion, Hand Cream, Foot Cream and so much more – plus a cute travel pouch. {sephora.com, $39}
  • Soap & Glory Full Clean AheadThat’s not all Sephora has to offer. This Full Clean Ahead set comes with three great products – the super creamy, clarifying Clean On Me Shower Gel with built-in body lotion, the popular Righteous Butter Body Butter with shea butter and aloe vera, and the non-greasy Hand Food Hand Cream. Better yet, it comes in a carry case that can be used to store any products you want. {sephora.com, $25}
  • Bliss Bathing BrillianceThis set saves you $14 off of two full-size versions of my favorite bliss products: the Lemon + Sage Body Butter and Soapy Suds. The body butter is perfect for post-shower and the suds can be used both as body wash and as bubbles in a bath. {blissworld.com, $33}
  • Juice Beauty Beautiful Body Gift SetI love gift sets that include full size products, and this one does exactly that. It comes in a pretty gifting box bag – so no need for wrapping – and includes a Green Apple Cleansing Bar, Mousse Hand & Body Cleanser, Firming Body Moisturizer and Age Defy Hand Cream. These products smell great and have lots of benefits, such as Vitamin C and firming peptides in the new Green Apple Cleansing Bar. {juicebeauty.com, $48}
  • Temple Spa’s Spa Escape DiffuserWe always have a scented candle lit around our house, but I recently tried out this diffuser instead and love it! I put it in our bathroom and it smells like you’re at the spa. Plus, you don’t have to worry about having a candle lit in a room where you can’t constantly watch it. I love how the scent is subtle enough but it also extends beyond the room it’s in. {templespa-usa.com, $39}
  • Massage Envy Gift CardWho wouldn’t love receiving a gift card to get a relaxing massage, facial or other spa service? I recently had a massage there and it was exactly what I needed after a busy month. With more than 1,000 locations throughout the U.S., a Massage Envy gift card is perfect for anyone on your list. It also makes for a great stocking stuffer – plus, you can order one right up until Christmas and gift it as an eGift Card. {massageenvy.com, any amount}
  • Mary Kay Winter WishesThis set includes Shimmeriffic Body Lotion and Shower Gel in a decorative tin that makes it easy to wrap up and gift. The body lotion gives your skin a subtle shimmer and both smell great with scents like snow apple, citrus sparkle, jasmine petals and cozy musk. {marykay.com, $25}

Holiday Gift Guide: Bath, Body & Spa {more on dailykaty.com}

In case you missed it, check out my skincare gift guide, which includes a special giveaway from bliss! Lots more gift guides are coming your way in the next two weeks, so come back for more ideas.

GIVEAWAY! Now through December 23, 2014, you can enter to win a Gilchrist & Soames BeeKind Collection Box Set, valued at $35. There are lots of ways to enter below and it’s open to U.S. residents. Good luck and Happy Holidays!

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Holiday Gift Guide: Skincare Gift Sets & Bliss Giveaway

The holiday gift ideas continue today with some of my favorite skincare gift sets. They feature popular products and offer good deals compared to the regular prices of the items sold on their own. Plus, you can enter to win the gift set from bliss at the bottom of the post! Check back now through Christmas for more of my gift guides and happy shopping!

Skincare Gifts
  • Bliss Crown JewelsI love a good body lotion – one that smells good but not too strong and gives your skin lots of hydration without being too thick. The body butter is what got me hooked on bliss, and a full-size version is included in this gift set, along with their popular fabulous foaming face wash (another favorite of mine), triple oxygen instant energizing mask and lovehandler. The best part is that you save $20 off the regular price of these products, which offer cleansing, revitalizing, toning and smoothing benefits when used together. Scroll down to enter to win this gift set! {blissworld.com, $45}
  • bareMinerals Spectacular SkinThis is another brand that I’ve been using for what seems like forever. I was excited to try out their skincare products, which are perfect for everyday use and leave your skin feeling softer, smoother and younger-looking. Start the day with the Purifying Facial Cleaner, hydrate your skin in both the morning and at night with the Purely Nourishing Moisturizer Combination Skin, then revitalize your skin overnight with the Active cell Renewal Night Serum. {bareescentuals.com, $58}
  • Tarte Brazilliance skin rejuvenating maracuja face and body self tanner & self tanning face towelettes It’s no secret that sun tanning is bad for our skin, but I can’t help but love the look of being tan. So during the winter months especially, I rely on great sunless tanning products like these from Tarte. The key is finding tanners that don’t have a fake tan smell or leave you streaky and orange. With Tarte’s application glove, it’s easy to apply the self tanner streak-free. And I love the towelettes for your face because they’re so easy-to-use, convenient and refreshing. With Tarte’s self tanning products, you get the benefits of maracuja oil, which is known to replenish, rebuild and brighten your skin. {tartecosmetics.com, face & body – $39, towelettes – $21}
  • Dr. Brandt Glow KitI’ve been using these products for only a couple of weeks and already notice a difference. The Ruby Crystal Retinol Hydracreme is inspired by their in-office ruby laser procedure, as it lightens up your skin with illuminators, optical diffusers and micronized ruby crystals, minimizing the look of lines and wrinkles and giving you radiance, glow and hydration. Then at night, you apply the Overnight Resurfacing Serum with time-release retinol and other benefits for your skin that works while you sleep. {macys.com, $65}
  • Mary Kay Pomegranate Satin Hands Pampering SetMy hands have been so dry this winter already! Treat a friend or family member with this limited-edition pampering gift set and they’ll have everything they need to keep their hands soft and hydrated – Fragrance-Free Satin Hands Hand Sanitizer, Pomegranate Satin Hands Satin Smoothie Hand Scrub and Pomegranate Satin Hands Hand Cream. {marykay.com, $38}
  • Ingrid Nilsen x YES TO Cucumbers/Blueberres Cleansing Facial WipesI try to do my full skincare routine every day and night, but let’s face it, I get lazy more than I’d like to admit. For those occasions, or when I’m traveling or just need a quick face wash, I look to cleansing wipes like these ones from YES TO. For the holidays, they’ve teamed up with Youtube beauty guru Ingrid Nilsen (aka Miss Glamorazzi) and design students from FIDM to create limited-editions of their popular cucumber and blueberry wipes. They’re packed with superfoods and are all-natural, biodegradable. {yestocarrots, $6}
  • boscia Tsubaki SecretsGive the gift of softer, brighter-looking skin with this set that includes boscia’s top-selling Konjac Cleansing Spongue with Deep Hydrating Clay, Tsubaki Beauty Oil and a deluxe Tsubaki Cleansing Oil-Gel. Tsubaki oil has been part of Japanese beauty rituals for decades and is known for its anti-aging benefits. {boscia.com, $48}
  • Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Mask Magic KitSephora literally has gift sets for anyone and everyone on your list. These next three sets are great examples – and plus, this Peter Thomas Roth set is so pretty (and of course practical)! It comes with six products – Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel, FIRMx Peeling Gel, Instant FIRMx Eye, Camu Camu Power C x 30 Brightening Serum, Un-Wrinkle Turbo Line Smoothing Toner Lotion and 24K Gold Mask Pure – all in a pretty gold box, making it a great gift – just add a bow. Together this set will leave your skin feeling smooth, hydrated, radiant and youthful-looking. {sephora.com, $85}
  • Ole Henriksen 3 Little WondersThis three-step daily skincare routine is both effective and easy, keeping your skin healthy with exfoliation, hydration and protection. Ole focuses on vitamin C, essential fatty acids and alpha hydroxy acides to do the job. The set includes the Truth Serum Collagen Booster, Invigorating Night Gel and Sheer Transformation Brightening Moisturizer. {sephora.com, $70}
  • Caudalie Instant RadiancePrevent dark spots, even skin tone and get brighter, more radiance skin with the Vinoperfect Radiance Serum, which is a lightweight milky serum. This limited-edition value set also comes with the popular Beauty Elixir, which refreshes your skin, tightens pores and gives your complexion a boost of radiance (love this product!). {sephora.com, $79}

Holiday Gift Guide: Skincare & Bliss Giveaway

Giveaway! Enter to win your own bliss crown jewels gift set, valued at $45, now through December 22, 2014. Open to U.S. residents. Lots of ways to enter below – good luck!

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**Disclosure: While I was provided samples for review, each brand and product were hand-picked by me and all opinions are my own. Also, this post was originally written and published by me on Examiner.com.

My Holiday Wish List & ShopBop Giveaway!

We got our Christmas tree last night and now the holiday season is officially here at our house – and I’m loving it. I managed to tackle most of my gift shopping on Cyber Monday, so now I have gifts for myself on the mind. Below are some of the items on my own holiday wish list, most of which I’ve been eyeing for quite some time.

Shop these gifts through the links below the pic or follow me on Instagram and sign up for ShopStyle.it. From there, you can “like” my photos and get shoppable links delivered right to your inbox. Makes holiday shopping so easy. And scroll down to the bottom of this post for a fun giveaway!

Holiday Wish List

1 – Kendra Scott Ring / 2 – Louis Vuitton Wallet / 3 – CaseMate iPhone Case

4 – GiGi New York Bag / 5 – Sorel Boots / 6 – Yves Saint Laurent Lip Stain / 7 – Free People Mittens

8 – Voluspa Candle / 9 – Loren Hope Cuff / 10 – Christian Louboutin Nail Polish / 11 – Estee Lauder Compact 

GIVEAWAY! I’m also a huge fan of shopping via ShopBop, so today I’ve teamed up with Emma from itsemmaelise.com to give away a $25 ShopBop gift certificate! Enter below this week and good luck!

ShopBop Giveaway