That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 4.25.17
Question of the Week: Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Share with us some of your favorite gift ideas for the moms, sisters, aunties, besties and other badass women in our lives.
Answer: On Mother’s Day (or any day for that matter) I like for my gifts to tick two boxes: It smells good and it gives back. Aveda covers that with ease.
Their haircare products are the best. They deliver results, they smell incredible. And, most come in travel sizes too. So you can put together a gift set that matches your budget. Like these new additions to the Shampure line; the Dry Shampoo and Thermal Dry Conditioner (which is an absolute necessity if you use heat tools.)
Pair your picks with an Aveda Light The Way candle (just $12). The sale of this candle (100% of the purchase price!) has raised over $12.9 million to help support clean water projects worldwide. And, of course, it smells delicious; vanilla, cinnamon and ylang ylang.
Mom will be happy, you’ve given back. Win/win!
Here’s what happened with the League last week…
Gouldylox – Poppy Harlow and I have the same hair problem. If you struggle with squirrelly ends that don’t stop squirreling when you cut them, you’re in the club too. Wondering what I’m talking about and more importantly, how to fix it?
My Beauty Bunny – When Smashbox was officially confirmed as cruelty free, I immediately ran and picked up a few of their products. Find out what I think here!
Nouveau Cheap – There are lots of new CoverGirl products coming soon to a drugstore near you (spoiler: possible Too Faced Melted dupe). Click here for pics and info!
Phyrra – Want to amp up your look? You need the Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadows!
Prime Beauty – gives you the pros and cons of the phenomenon that is LipSense Liquid Lip Color.
we heart this – Image floating in warm milky blue water in the middle of a lava field, on a 35 degree day. That’s the Blue Lagoon in Iceland. And you really should go.
Beautygeeks – If you’re a DIY UV-gel manicure fan, you need to see this video on the absolute best techniques to remove soak-off gel at home – it includes nail-saving moves you probably haven’t seen anywhere else, trust.
Blushing Noir – Is your skin oily, sensitive and acne-prone? You STILL need to exfoliate – it’s an essential part of your skincare routine. Here are some of the best scrubs and exfoliators for oily and acne prone skin according to Brooke (and she has tried A LOT).
EauMG – I DRANK PERFUME! OK, that’s a bit dramatic, but I did! I review the entire Providence Perfume Co. Perfume Tea Collection. These are organic loose teas perfumed/flavored by a perfumer.
(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)
we heartsters, what are your Mother’s Day gift suggestions? Share them in the comments!
skin tone: NC 25/30
skin type: oily with a fear of rosacea
favorite beauty product: high end skincare and lip products