Hard Candy Fall & Holiday 2016

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Hard Candy Fall & Holiday 2016

When it comes to fun, innovative makeup, Hard Candy knows how to bring it every year! I couldn’t help but share some of the amazing products and adorable stocking stuffers that Hard Candy has released for this Fall & Holiday 2016!

Hard Candy Fall & Holiday 2016Blooming Lip Oil ($7.48 / Exclusively at Walmart) is a hydrating oil-gel lip treatment that reacts to your lips’ pH level to create a unique rosy hue.

Hard Candy Fall & Holiday 2016It comes loaded with 10+ essential oils that penetrate deep into your lips to repair and heal, and the formula will keep your lips soothed and hydrated for up to 8 hours.

Hard Candy Fall & Holiday 2016Sheer Envy Instant Eye Fix ($7.48 / Exclusively at Walmart) is an eye treatment that will brighten, de-puff, and smooth in an instant.

Hard Candy Fall & Holiday 2016It features a metal applicator that instantly cools and soothes the eye area, so it’s perfect to apply the morning after those upcoming holiday parties that you know won’t let out until the wee hours of the morning.

Hard Candy Fall & Holiday 2016The new Metallic Mousse ($7.98 / Exclusively at Walmart) collection is one that I’ve been very excited about.

Hard Candy Fall & Holiday 2016From L-R: Sweet as Honey & Smoke & Mirrors

Metallic lips are a big trend right now and this collection comes in a wide range of full coverage metallic shades that have a beautiful velvety texture, like the Velvet Mousse’s. The colours are full coverage and long wearing with a matte finish that will keep your lips feeling hydrated and comfortable.

Hard Candy Fall & Holiday 2016No festive night would be complete without the new Sheer Envy Hydra-Prime Primer Lotion ($8.98 / Exclusively at Walmart).

Hard Candy Fall & Holiday 2016It’s a creamy gel primer lotion that offers up to 12 hours of hydration. It’s lightweight, cooling and absorbs instantly to give you deep hydration benefits. It’s formulated with coconut water, jojoba oil and glycerin to boost hydration, leaving your skin feeling soft and supple for up to 12 hours.

Now let’s talk cute stocking stuffers!

Hard Candy Fall & Holiday 2016This All Glossed Up Hydrating Lip Stain ($2.97 / Exclusively at Walmart) mini duo is the perfect stocking stuffer for the girl “on the go” who can’t leave the house without at least a few lippies at her disposal.

Hard Candy Fall & Holiday 2016From L-R: Cupcake & Pout

Not only are these minis the perfect travel size but these glosses have the power of both a balm and stain to keep your lips hydrated and colourful. The long wearing colour comes with a balm-like base that contains 44% lip conditioners and the precision tip will help you line and fill your lips perfectly without the need for a sharpener because they are retractable!

Hard Candy Fall & Holiday 2016Colourful mani lovers will go crazy over the Seize the Sparkle ($4.97 / Exclusively at Walmart) 3 piece set of funky nail polishes and festive cosmetic bag.

Hard Candy Fall & Holiday 2016These nail lacquers deliver high shine and fierce colour that anyone can mix and match to make a bold statement. With a classic holiday red, shimmery blue and (stunning!) shimmery mermaid teal, the possibilities for what you can come up with is endless. And the mani obsessed person on your list will like the convenient mini sizes of the polishes which she can take with her in the red makeup bag for any travelling she has got planned.

What’s your favourite new Hard Candy product from Fall & Holiday 2016? Share your thoughts below!

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Disclosure: These products were provided for editorial consideration, however these are my honest opinions.

Holiday Gift Ideas from mark.

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Holiday Gift Ideas from mark.

Looking for gifts that look luxurious but without the hefty price tag? mark. has got you covered with some amazing holiday gift ideas!

Holiday Gift Ideas from mark.What are the holidays without fun, metallic eyeshadows? Whether you have a friend who loves to make her eyes shine or you fancy yourself an edgy look for the holidays, the new Tough Luxe ($18 / 1.6g ea.) eyeshadow singles will take anyone’s looks to the limit. These shadows are intensely pigmented with colour that won’t crease or smudge, have a beautiful metallic finish, and can be applied dry or wet for an even bigger impact. They come in three shades: blue, light golden tan, and silver. I LOVE these shadows because they feel so creamy and pack on a lot of pigment. They are very vibrant and look amazing wet while also having great staying power.

Holiday Gift Ideas from mark.Surprise your bestie by tucking the Totally Nailed It ($12 / 2.7 ml ea.) onto her tree. It’s the cutest mini lacquer set in an on-trend top-handled box. The set comes with a base coat, top coat and two festive polishes in silver and bronze. This is the perfect gift for anyone who needs a little mani touch up or on-the-go set. The polishes are very easy to apply and layer for a bold, long lasting look.

Holiday Gift Ideas from mark.Rebel Luxe ($38 / 50ml) Eau de Toilette Spray was made for anyone who wants a fragrance that screams opulence and edginess all in one glamorous bottle. It contains a mix of dark plum, baccarat rose and patchouli. This perfume has officially made it into my go-to winter fragrance rotation. It’s very deep and sensual and strong enough to hold up in cold weather without smelling over bearing.

Holiday Gift Ideas from mark.The Glam Plan ($36) is a must buy for anyone on your list who loves beautiful brushes. Decked out inside a glam silver travel canister, the set comes with five essential full-size brushes which include a powder brush, angled blush brush, eyeshadow brush, blending brush and angled eyeliner brush. The brushes are well made and don’t shed, and the handles feel heavy, so they definitely ring true to their luxurious appearance. Plus, I like how the canister is small, yet durable to use for travelling.

What do you think of these holiday gift ideas from mark.? Share your thoughts below!

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Disclosure: These products were provided for review, however these are my honest opinions.

Arbonne 2016 Holiday Collection

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Arbonne 2016 Holiday Collection

The holiday shopping season is well underway and if you’re struggling to find the perfect gift ideas, Arbonne has got a ton of options in their 2016 Holiday Collection! With an offering of beautiful gift sets and stocking stuffers, the new holiday collection has something for everyone on your list, including these sets which are some of my favourites!

Arbonne 2016 Holiday Collection

The Sheer Glow Highlighting Stick Duo ($75) comes with a Pearl and Bronze highlighter stick that will highlight your best features. The silky dry formula glides gently over your foundation to add radiance without streaking your makeup. They come formulated with shea butter, grape seed extract and sunflower seed oil, so your skin will feel hydrated and soft with them on.

Arbonne 2016 Holiday Collection

From L-R: Bronze & Pearl

My Thoughts:

Incredibly smooth and easy to apply, these highlighting sticks are a great way to glam up any look. The creamy highlighters go on smoothly without disrupting anything and add the right amount of shimmer without making you look like a disco ball. They’re also very comparable to the NARS Multiple’s and at $25 less than the previous mentioned brand, they’re the obvious choice to go with if you’ve got anyone on your list who wants a  perfect glow-on-the-go.

Arbonne 2016 Holiday Collection

The Midnight Muse Holiday 2016 Look ($90) is a complete set of makeup that is sure to turn some heads. The set comes with a matte and shimmer eyeshadow duo comprised of a slate grey and steel blue shadows and comes with a deep grey eyeliner and a matte nude lip cream and sheer nude gloss. This collection offers the perfect holiday look that’s complimentary on all skin tones and types.

Arbonne 2016 Holiday Collection

Top Row from L-R: It’s a Fine Line Pencil Eyeliner in Hematite – shimmering charcoal grey liner, Lipgloss in Sheer Mallow – light shimmery nude pink, Matte Cream in Amaryllis – terracotta nude
Bottom Row from L-R: shimmery slate grey, matte dark steel blue

My Thoughts:

If you have anyone on your list who loves dramatic, smoky makeup, this gift set is perfect for them. The TO DIE FOR nude matte lip cream and gloss are a beautiful compliment to the smoky eyeshadows and liner. The fine eye liner is retractable so it’s easy to use to the last drop and fine enough to line your waterline without any smudging. I especially love the lip duo because it’s small enough to take with you to a party and you can wear each colour individually or together. The eyeshadow duo is very sultry and I like the combination of a matte and shimmery shadow. This duo is small enough to take with you for travelling or to carry in your clutch for touch ups.

Arbonne 2016 Holiday Collection

You’ll be pretty in pink this holiday season with the Blossoming Beauty Gift Set ($48). This set comes with an ultra sparkly lipgloss that’s scented with orange and grapefruit oil, as well as a Lip & Cheek Stick that will add the prettiest soft pink to your lips and cheeks and keep them moisturized with mango butter. This duo comes wrapped in a festive wristlet with a detachable Arbonne logo charm.

Arbonne 2016 Holiday Collection

From L-R: Sheer sparkly pink gloss & Lip & Cheek Stick in soft rosy pink

My Thoughts:

Have any young girls to shop for? This gift set will definitely peak their interest. With a shimmery pink gloss and pink cheek & lip stick, what girl wouldn’t have fun wearing these products?! The shimmery gloss is a pretty addition to any pink or nude lip and the lip & cheek stick is handy for creating any quick but beautiful look and is very easy to blend in. Plus the wristlet is SO pretty and festive, and perfect to take with you to any holiday party.

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What do you think of the Arbonne 2016 Holiday Collection? Which one is your favourite gift set?! Share your thoughts below!

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Disclosure: These products were provided for editorial consideration, however these are my honest opinions.