Beauty Spotlight Team: Holiday Beauty Favorites

I Heart Juicy: Juicy Couture perfume
This week the Beauty Spotlight Team is sharing some holiday beauty collections, and other things we’re currently loving!

Pammy Blogs Beauty has jumped on the Essential Oils bandwagon and she is obsessed! Check out her DIY for her Lemon Sugar Scrub and more with oils and ingredients from the Vitamin Shoppe.

Prime Beauty found 10 fabulous beauty stocking stuffers for under $25. Read her list now!

Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog’s has discovered Boxwalla’s incredible green beauty subscription boxes, and is obsessed with the luxe treasures from these elegant, and beautifully curated collections.

Phyrra put together a mega gift guide! 1000+ Gift Ideas for Everyone on your list.

If you missed out on the NARS NARSISSIST Unfiltered Cheek Palettes – don’t worry! They’re coming back SOON and Blushing Noir has all of the details here!

If you love ready to go gift packages then you’ll love the Beekman 1802 Gift Bundle giveaway on Beauty Info Zone.

In case you’re considering giving an affordable beauty subscription for the holidays, Allison from Never Say Die Beauty does a head to head comparison of three well-known monthly beauty bags and boxes: Birchbox, Ipsy and Sephora Play.

Amber from daydreaming beauty has fallen in love with I Heart Juicy Couture Perfume this Fall. If you love a good sultry floriental, you’ll want to check this fragrance out.

The ColourPop Holiday Liquid Lipsticks are what Shipra of Taneja’s Bride is crushing on!!

15 Minute Beauty shares her step by step CoverGirl tutorial to get you holiday ready.

Looking for a great winter eye balm? Justina’s Gems has discovered One Love Organics Vitamin E Eye Balm that amps up the moisture. See for yourself.

Looking for radiance this holiday season? Perilously Pale shares her idea of perfect radiance with Burberry Beauty Festive 2016 Collection and you’ll want them once you see these.

Beauty Spotlight Team: Holiday Gift Guide

IT Cosmetics City Chic makeup brush set | Holiday Beauty |

This week we are sharing our favorite beautiful holiday gift ideas in skin care, makeup, and fragrance.
Beauty Info Zone – if you haven’t shopped Shopbop’s winter sale it’s not too late
Blushing Noir – has 49 terrific gifts from the Shopbop sale to share
daydreaming beauty – fabulous IT Cosmetics brush sets that will create wows!
Justina’s Gems – Ulta is the place to find fabulous holiday products
Never Say Die Beauty – beautiful holiday finds plus a terrific giveaway
Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog – shares Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for us
Pammy Blogs Beauty – your hair needs attention so you’ll want these ColourProof sets
Perilously Pale – fragrance is always a great gift and MAC’s new Shadescents should be on your list
Phyrra – find all the cruelty free winter products and gifts you’ll love
Prime Beauty – shares wonderful L’Occitane Holiday 2016 gift sets

I Heart Juicy Couture Perfume

I Heart Juicy: Juicy Couture perfumeI 💗 Juicy Couture is quickly becoming a go to Fall Fragrance. I love a good Floriental scent, and this is just divine! Top notes are taffy apple, mandarin, and red currant. Middle notes are tiger lily, jasmine petals, and pink honeysuckle. Base notes are whipped amber, musk and patchouli. The base notes really increase the longevity of this scent. The scent really deepens and gets richer the longer you have it. It was more sweet when I first tried it, so I let it settle for a month and was pleasantly surprised that it turned into a luxuriously sweet light oriental.

You know I’m a crazy cat lady at heart, so I’m all about the leopard print. Aside from that, it’s a lovely bottle with the toggle details and crystals on the cap. I feel like I Heart Juicy Couture has the flirty sweetness that Juicy is known for, but this scent has a more sophisticated feel.

You can find I Heart Juicy Couture at ULTA, and here’s a really great deal on the Holiday Set from Sephora.

New in beauty tech: HiMirror

Hi Mirror Smart MirrorThis post has been sponsored by the PRIMP Network. All opinions are my own.HiMirror skin


One of the most exciting parts of being a beauty blogger is having the opportunity to try upcoming beauty products and tools before they are widely available. The new HiMirror is just such a product! HiMirror is a smart mirror designed to analyze your skin, and track how effective your skin care products are. Ultimately, you will be able to see if that new brightening serum you are using is working. Pretty amazing, right?!

Pardon the mug shot looking pic below. You obviously need to use the mirror makeup free, and I was afraid the mirror would pick up more fine lines than I actually have if I smiled.

HiMirror Clarity

The HiMirror weighs 5.5lbs, and is meant to be mounted to a wall or mirror. I chose to prop it against some acrylic makeup holders on my desk in my office. The mirror comes with detailed instructions to set up your new device. It’s easy, and should take around 15 minutes.

  1. Turn on your new HiMirror and download the HiMirror App on your cell phone. Register for a new account.
  2. Locate your HiMirror in your cell, and pair your mirror with your phone. Connect to your wireless network.
  3. Set up facial and voice recognition in the HiMirror.
  4. You’re ready for your skin assessment!

The HiMirror assesses red spots, pores, brightness, fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, and dark circles. You can choose which condition to focus on, and change at any time. The HiMirror has a sensor near the base of the unit, and runs completely by hand motions. You slide your hand from left to right, or up and down to move between screens. This has been a bit tricky to get the hang of for me.

HiMirror red spot analyzing

With the recent update, I’ve also been able to get a complete skin analysis marking my problem areas. There have been several software updates already to the HiMirror, and I know they are hard at work getting some fun new features up and running as well. There will be more info to come on those upgrades in the coming weeks. I am excited to be testing out this cool new gadget, and look forward to using it for a longer period of time and sharing my thoughts with you.

HiMirror historical changes

I’m really looking forward to tracking my skin daily, and to see what changes I can make to strive for my best possible skin.

If you’d like to find out more information about the HiMirror, please visit them online, on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Weekly Skin Care and Beauty Faves from the Beauty Spotlight Team

Clinique Superbalanced silk foundation

The Beauty Spotlight Team is back with weekly skin care and beauty faves! We also have some great gift ideas, so check out my fellow beauty lovers blogs to see what’s new. Have a wonderful weekend! <3

Prime Beauty gets the Holiday party started with this 14-pc. Eye and Lip Liner Collection giveaway from Cailyn Cosmetics,a $99 value!

Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog’s Top TSA Compliant Luxury Skincare Picks for your Holiday Travels from African Botanics, TATCHA and The Organic Pharmacy!

Pammy Blogs Beauty shakes up her bath & body routine with these gorgeous and unique scents from KORRES.

With winter coming you’ll need more moisture for your skin. Phyrra has tested a lot of cruelty free products and now has her favorite moisturizer for dry, sensitive skin. There’s new and old loves here.

Did you know that The Body Shop has personalized products? Lisa from Beauty Info Zone is wild about coconut and this body butter.

Christa from Perilously Pale has caught the Erin Condren bug and you will too after seeing the amazing new products available.

Anyone can buy the perfect gift, but you can totally one up yourself by jazzing it up with the perfect wrapping! Blushing Noir shares an awesome DIY plus you can enter to win the Katy Perry Mad Love fragrance !

Warm up the holidays with Shipra from Taneja’s Bride and her homemade recipe for chai and a look at the Glade® Winter Collection.

In the market for an affordable plum shadow palette? Allison from Never Say Die Beauty gives you two options to choose from Jordana Made To Last Shadow Collection or Palladio Silk FX Shadow Palette.

As the mother of a two month old Justina of Justina’s Gems knows more about dark circles than the rest of us. Find out what products are helping her along.

If you have combo, oily, or acne prone skin you have GOT to check out Amber of daydreaming beauty’s thoughts on the Clinique Superbalanced Silk Foundation. You can’t go wrong with this fabulous foundation.