All Natural · Beauty

Favorite Holiday Beauty Buys

Nov13 JM1I absolutely love when it’s that time of year.  I’m not talking about Thanksgiving or Christmas, I’m talking about Sephora’s VIB sale.  When I get that 20% off coupon in the mail, I instantly start making my list, focusing on their value beauty kits.  The reason why I narrow it down to these well-curated sets is because it’s a great value for what you get and you can try several different products, especially if you are testing out a new brand.

Since I’ve made it a point to be more selective with the beauty products I buy, I’m sticking to my favorite sets from Josie Maran.  I got one last year and loved the perfect travel sizes bottled in glass and being able to try some of her newer items at the time.  I think mini sizes of things are so adorable.  And Josie Maran’s products are no exception.  They look so chic on my medicine cabinet shelves.  Her products are also all natural/organic, paraben-free, contain no synthetic fragrances, cruelty-free and gluten-free.

My local Sephora usually doesn’t carry her value sets, so I purchased the two kits online and patiently waited.  When they finally arrived, I gleefully unwrapped everything.

Nov13 JM2First up is the Escape to Morocco Holiday Lights and Brights kit.  I got this box specifically to try out the Argan Oil Light, while everything else is a bonus.  There is an Argan Illuminizer, Argan Color Stick in Spice, that doubles for both lips and face, and Argan High Gloss Lip Quench in Pink Honey.

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Also part of Escape to Morocco, there is the Holiday Hair and Body Beautifiers.  Talk about multi-taskers aplenty!  This kit is the ultimate collection of perfect-for-traveling items.  Included in the kit is the Argan oil, which you can use for face, body, hair, you name it.  Then there is a hair serum with an easy built-in pump.  The cleansing oil is great for taking off makeup and deep cleaning the skin, all without stripping your face of oils when you wash it off.

Nov13 JM4Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter in Vanilla Apricot is thick, creamy and super moisturizing for Wisconsin winters.  I can’t wait to try the Hand Cream in Vanilla Mint – arriving at the perfect time, since I’ve been sans hand cream for two days!  And finally, one of the best multi-taskers ever invented, the Argan Infinity Intensive Creamy Oil.  It can be used as a moisturizer, base for makeup, for taming frizz, body, hands, and even safe for lips.  I absolutely love that I now have a small tube to carry with me in my handbag and I can keep my full sized tube at home.

Nov13 JM5To summarize, I think Josie Maran’s line is great for oily skin, I see results, and package design is chic and even sexy.  I own quite a few of her skincare and makeup items.  But since purchasing these kits, I’m tempted to stalk the Internet and see what else she has.  She’s even on QVC!  I may be that much of a fan to own everything she’s ever made.




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