12 Days of Holiday Beauty


Of course, one of the easiest ways to add a little “Je ne sais quoi” to you look and style is by adding in a signature fragrance, and wearing the right one at your holiday parties will certainly get you noticed.  Today’s 12 Days of Holiday Beauty giveaway is all about a scent that is classic with a modern twist – Lancome Tresor Eau de Parfum Lumineuse.

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TRESOR [1] French for ‘treasure’, meaning a rare and invaluable object, it is at the heart of all passions and quests; immaterial richness, like that of a beloved one or the treasured moments of love.  [2] Eau de parfum with prestigious natural raw materials (Sparkling heart of Damascena Rose Essence and Violet Leaves Absolute; Sandalwood Essence; Bourbon Vanilla Absolute), illuminated by a rose musky praline. [3] New olfactory signature, created by one of the greatest French master perfumers, as the fresh and delicious imprint of a kiss.

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This update on the original Tresor fragrance features a sweet and slightly musky reinterpretation for a scent that is fresh, sweet and delicately feminine – and absolutely memorable.  It comes in a beautifully cut Tresor bottle with a blush coloured hue and would make a great addition to any vanity or dresser.  I have to say, I’m a sucker for a beautiful perfume bottle and have mine proudly on display – this one is right up there with the best of them.

Are you in need of a new fragrance to add to your collection or to spice up your style?  Enter to win a bottle of the new Lancome Tresor Eau de Parfum Lumineuse using the Rafflecopter below.

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12 Days of Holiday Beauty

For me, one thing winter makes me think of is pale skin.  By mid-December, I’ve hit a nice shade of porcelain that Casper would be jealous of.  Now, I know a vacation is a long way off, and I stay away from tanning beds, so keeping this pasty look at bay isn’t always easy – and I know I’m not the only one out there who has fun dealing with this as soon as winter rolls around.

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Jergens Natural Glow Fair to Medium Range

Of course, there’s also nothing worse than showing up at a holiday soiree looking a nice shade of orange, so it’s always key to be able to find a balance between white-as-a-ghost and Snooki.  This is where today’s 12 Days of Holiday Beauty giveaway comes into play.  The newly reformulated Jergens Natural Glow line was created to help women build natural-looking colour without having to worry about sun damage.  The products are extremely easy to use – used daily, they lead to a gradual development of colour so you don’t have to worry about overdoing it on the first shot.  There are a couple of things I love about these products – they moisturize the skin so that you are taking care of two problems at once (take that, cold weather!) and the new formula also has a nice scent (hurray for odour-blocking technology), so you don’t have to worry about walking around smelling like sunless-tanner whenever you apply.

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Jergens Natural Glow Medium to Tan Range

The line comes in two different shades depending on your skin tone – fair to medium and medium to tan – to make it easier to find products that will give you the healthy glow you’re looking for.  Another nice thing?  There are 5 different products available in each shade to suit your needs: Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer ($8.99), Jergens Natural Glow + Firming Daily Moisturizer ($12.99), Jergens Natural Glow Foaming Daily Moisturizer – Quick Dry Foam ($$12.99), Jergens Natural Glow Face Daily Moisturizer SPF 20 ($12.99) and Jergens Natural Glow 3 Days To Glow Moisturizer ($12.99).

Ready to get your glow back?  I’m giving away the entire range of Jergens Natural Glow products in both shades!  Enter to win via the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!
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12 Days of Holiday Beauty

For today’s 12 Days of Holiday Beauty giveaway, I wanted to take some time to remind you to take care of yourself this season – I know it’s a hectic time and we don’t always remember to do so.  That’s why today’s giveaway is all about giving your skin some TLC with Neostrata.




As one of the leaders in at home skincare, Neostrata knows how important it is to take good care of your skin.  I’ve got a collection of products that are perfect for fighting off dryness and boosting radiance during this busy (and cold) time of year to give to one of you so you can keep looking your best throughout the holidays.  This set of skincare superheroes includes the following:

AquaYouth Filling Anti-Wrinkle Cream – this cream will provide a deep moisturizing experience for your skin, so that it can stay smooth and soft even when the weather isn’t playing nice.  And hey, we all know how easy it is to have a few cocktails at a holiday party which will leave your skin feeling dehydrated – this cream will be your new best friend in a season filled with parties!

Moisture Infusion 24 Hr Hydrating Serum – the perfect companion to the AquaYouth Cream – apply this serum before the night cream for intense hydration!

Anti-Aging Eye Cream Fruit Stem Cells – This Eye Cream packs a double punch – it not only helps to fight wrinkles, but it reduces dark circles and puffiness.  Late nights wrapping presents – or partying – can be hidden with the help of this eye cream!

Skin Resurfacing Duo, Night Repair Cream & Vitamin C concentrate – now that you’ve got the moisture problem taken care of, it’s time to brighten your skin and return some radiance with these three products.  The Skin Resurfacing Duo is hands down one of my favourite Neostrata products.  It’s essentially at-home microdermabrasion and leaves your skin feeling unbelievably smooth and healthy.  After this, the Night Repair Cream and Vitamin C Concentrate work so well together to help boost the brilliance of your skin.

In need of perfect skin this winter?  Enter to win via the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!
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12 Days of Holiday Beauty

Hello hello!  I have some really great news that I’m sure you will all be happy to hear – I’m once again bringing back my 12 Days of Holiday Beauty giveaways!  I have some fantastic prizes lined up for you.  Make sure you keep coming back every day so that you don’t miss out on any of them!  Each day I’ll be featuring a new brand and some products that will either be perfect for gifting this holiday season or that will slide seamlessly into your beauty routine to help make your life a little easier – and more beautiful – during the holidays!

Also, I’m going to be participating in P&G Beauty’s 12 Days of Beauty!  Each day, I’m going to be showcasing a different P&G Beauty product on Instagram.  Each of these products are perfect for giving yourself a little pampering – because, let’s face it, the holidays are a hectic time and we don’t always remember to take care of ourselves.  Make sure you follow me to learn more about the products used, and check back next week to learn how you can win all of them!

Anyways, back to the 12 Days of Holiday Beauty – up first, I wanted to focus on a gift set for a group that I always seem to have trouble finding presents for – teenage girls.  Yes, I was one once, but I swear their moods and tastes change at the drop of  a hat.  That being said, I think there’s one place you can never go wrong… Fragrance!  I remember being so excited about getting a new perfume or body spray (and most likely dousing myself with it) and smelling fantastic.

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City Chic Gift Set in So…? Kiss Me

So…? Fragrances have made the shopping part very easy.  They’ve got 2 great gift sets available this Christmas with a very affordable price tag ($9.99 each!)  which I’m sure would put a smile on any girl’s face.  I’m sure most of you are familiar with So…? Fragrances.  I remember my friends and I obsessing over them when we were younger and now my nieces do that same.  These sets are great for the mini-fashionista in your life.  The City Chic in So…? Kiss me comes with an eau de toilette, a body lotion and a lip balm for a complete set of the fragrance.  The Three’s Company Set contains 3 body fragrances in So…? Eternal, So…? Sinful and So…? Kiss Me.  Perfect for the girl who loves to try something new!

So…? Fragrances have decided to give on of you a City Chic in So…? Kiss Me gift set so you can give it away to a beauty lover – or keep it for yourself of course!  Want to win?  Comment below and let me know what scent gets you in the Christmas spirit.

This giveaway will be open until midnight on December 4th, 2013.  Entries are limited to one per person.  This giveaway is open to residents of Canada excluding residents of Quebec and with the exception of employees of Incos Ltd, their families, agents or anyone professionally associated with the administration of this promotion.


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Another day, another holiday collection.  This time I’m going to be sharing the Lancome Holiday 2013 Collection which is just as magical as you would expect from Lancome.  Picture a collection inspired by sparkling, snowy landscapes and shimmery frost and you’ve got the collection in a nutshell.  This dazzling collection is absolutely perfect for the holiday season.  Take a look at a few of the products that I’ve gotten below and let me know what you think! Side note: if you are in need of a new mascara, grab Hypnose Star Etincelle – this limited edition version of one of my favourite mascaras comes in a sparkly, white tube that I would leave out on my counter so people could ooh and aah over it…

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Lancome Hypnose Velours

Lancome Hypnose Velours ($28, Limited Edition) – Of course, I had to start with the most exciting part of this collection – the Hypnose Velours eyeliner patches.  Oh yes, Lancome has just made eyeliner easy.  So for those of you who find creating the perfect cat eye a challenge, or just want to throw some more ease into your makeup for the holiday season, your prayers have been answered.

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Lancome Velours Hypnose

This set contains 3 different eyeliner duos (upper and lower liner included) which can be worn up to three times.  The material is velvety to the touch and won’t pull at your skin.  I haven’t had a chance to give these a try yet, but I can guarantee I will update once I’ve tried them to let you know what my experience is like.  If they work as they say, I’m prepared to be very impressed – and very excited about perfect eyeliner application.

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Lancome Vernis in Love Frozen Manicure in Etincelle de Neige

Lancome Vernis in Love Frozen Manicure in Etincelle de Neige ($16, Limited Edition) – This.  This nail polish is the polish you need to get this winter.  Frosty and shimmery, it has a bit of texture (think of a toned down version of Liquid Sand) and is SO gorgeous.  It’s so pretty, it’s almost like a family or pretty little snowflakes decided to take up residence on your nails. The polish is also available in the limited edition shade Etincelle d’Argent (a shimmery, silvery-blue polish) and Lovered (bold orangey-red).


Lancome Highlighter Rose Etincelle ($52) – Come to me, my pretty.  Now is the perfect time to give a soft, frosty glow (without looking like an ice queen, of course) and this beautiful little darling is exactly what you need.  The pink tone prevents this highlighter from looking too icy on your skin.  Once the sparkly overspray is gone, you are still left with beautiful shimmer which will make you look like you’ve got cheekbones for days.  Watch out Keira Knightley, you’re going to have some serious competition.

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Lancome Highlighter Rose Etincelle Swatch


What do you think of this collection?