December Favorites

1 – The Organic Pharmacy Honey & Jasmine Mask – This brand is like the goodie-goodie that everyone envied in high school. Everything is perfect right down to the little pamphlet included with each product that contains instructions for a DIY 3-minute facial. All the products are made by hand in small batches from only the purest and highest grade of natural organic ingredients. This month The Beauty Bug is loving their Honey and Jasmine Mask. It’s a rich, luxious mask that melts into skin.  Key ingredients include honey, which soothes and hydrates, jasmine, which relaxes and balances, and rose hip, which repairs scaring and sun damage. A big gulp of nourishment and moisture to keep your skin supple during the winter months, this mask is major.

2 – Rimmel London Volume Accelerator Mascara – A big tapered sturdy  mascara brush that provides great control – what more can a girl ask for from her mascara? The Beauty Bug finds Herself reaching for this mascara on a daily basis now. Not only does it lengthen like a boss, but it contains a grow-lash complex with Keratin and caffeine, which helps promote the natural growth of stronger, thicker lashes. Apply layer after layer until your heart’s content, with no clumping or flaking.

3 – Tarte’s Limited-Edition Lip Surgence Collection – If you haven’t learned your limited-edition lesson yet, shame on you. Every beauty junkie should know that you need to devote a small portion of your savings to these sets every holiday season. Hoard, rent extra storage space – do whatever you need. One of those sets not to be missed is the Tarte Lip Surgence Collection. It brings the Beauty Bug back to Her childhood, and reminds her of  coloring with over-sized Crayola Crayons. The lip tints provide a natural shimmering flush that is high in shine and moisture. All colors are extremely wearable  and glide on like the smoothest silk.  The best part other than the extreme value (set is worth $120 and cost  $29) ? The surprise hint of peppermint!

4 – LATHER Ultra Mild Face Wash –  This cleanser is a fooler. While it may be one of the most gentle products on the shelf, it certainly packs a powerful punch rich with antioxidants …. well, the softest punch possible. Its foaming formulation is a dream, and it contains lavender oil that balances, energizes and soothes, as well as Aloe Vera to calm, and dissolve impurities.   It has the effectiveness of a cleanser with harsher ingredients, while preserving the skins natural emollients.  Pair it with LATHER’s Facial Polishing Powder to add a bit more exfoliating action. For The Beauty Bug, once She begins to massage it on Her face, She instantly feels relaxed.

 The Organic Pharmacy Honey & Jasmine mask is available on their website for $65.

Rimmel London Volume Accelerator Mascara is available at drugstores for $8.99. 

Tarte’s Limited-Edition Lip Surgence Collection is available at Sephora stores for $29. 

LATHER’s Ultra Mild Face Wash is available on their website for $19. 

Disclosure: press samples of The Organic Pharmacy Honey & Jasmine Mask, Rimmel London Volume Accelerator Mascara, and LATHER’s Ultra Mild Face Wash were provided o The Beauty Bug. 

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