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Gorgeous Little Gifts Valentines Day

Gorgeous Little Gifts Valentines Day Edition

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Gorgeous Little Gifts, Valentine’s Edition

Press Sample, Affiliate LinksI LOVE LOVE LOVE to help you shop readers. This you already know! So I’m having a little fun, and pulled together a fun collection of great Valentine’s Day Gifts you can buy for a friend or family member.  Or perhaps even **cough cough** drop hints that you would love something from this list yourself!

Starting on top row:

1)  Estee Lauder Shimmering Confetti Powder Compact ($125).  This gorgeous little gift is filled with translucent (and refillable) pressed powder.  The deep pink color makes it a wonderful Valentine’s Gift, and the confetti design is cheerful and festive. Click HERE to grab one at Nordstrom.

2)  Hot off the presses, the Laura Mercier Watercolor Mist Eye & Cheek Palette ($58) is filled with romantic colors that will carry any makeup lover through the summer.  Laura Mercier is also hosting a SALE today, and the more you spend the more you’ll save!  Click HERE to shop LauraMercier.com.

3)  The Salvatore Ferragamo Gancini Icona Heart Coin Purse ($280) will remind her all year long that you love her (and store her pesky coins in style).  The Saffiano Leather this coin purse is made of can gracefully take a beating.  It’s available in other colors, but I love the feminine Fleur Bleu shown here.   Click HERE to buy it at Shopbop.

4)  NARS Audacious Lipstick ($32).  What better gift for your bestie?  Buy a lavish red or a deep pink to treat her to a glamourous color she might not pick for herself.  Click HERE to shop NARS.

5)  Ann Taylor ($39) is offering this adorable little top that substitutes hearts for polka dots.  The overall look isn’t too cutesy.  Somehow, Ann Taylor has given hearts a modern, geometric look!  Click HERE to shop AnnTaylor.com.

6)  Ever since I first spotted the Tory Burch Monogram Flat Thong ($125, $10 per charm) it has been on my must-have list.  What a practical (and fun) Valentine’s Day gift!  Pick Masai Red, and then add charms to  say “I HEART U” in the most adorable way.  Click HERE to shop ToryBurch.com.

Click HERE for even more Valentines Day Gift Ideas!

The author has received press samples of some products featured in this post. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

The Best of Holiday 2013, Tarte Gorgeous Getaways

Tarte Gorgeous Getaways, Holiday 2013

Tarte Gorgeous Getaways, Holiday 2013

Tarte Gorgeous Getaways, Holiday 2013

Tarte Gorgeous Getaways, Holiday 2013

Press SampleHere’s another drop-dead gorgeous holiday gifting option from Tarte!  The Tarte Gorgeous Getaways Collection!  Every single holiday season my very favorite thing to feature on Raging Rouge are the limited-edition value sets.  They are such a great way to shop, as they provide great product and great value simultaneously.

Not only does this palette offer a huge selection of color for the eyes and cheeks, but each set of four shadows and one blush can be removed from the larger palette box and placed into a padded compact for on the go application!  This palette also has a drawer underneath to house the compact and three glosses.  Each morning you can decide which palette to use for your look, pop into the compact, grab a gloss and take it with you for reapplication later!

I’ve always been a fan of the mega palettes offered by Tarte during the holiday season, but I think this one is perhaps their best yet since it offers the benefit of portability.  Click through to see more photos, swatches, and details!

Click HERE to grab yours at Ulta. [Read more…]

Tarte Bow & Go Holiday Gift Set

Tarte Bow & Glow, Holiday 2013

Tarte Bow & Glow, Holiday 2013

Tarte Bow & Glow Gift Box

Tarte Bow & Glow Gift Box

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This three-box gift set from tarte is sure to be a favorite, and will be available on QVC for one day only… TODAY! The collection contains three boxes that are beautiful enough to give as-is, with the glorious metallic bow included!  Click through to see photos of the beautiful makeup included in this collection.  I didn’t have a chance to swatch the entire Amazonian Clay Eye Shadow Palette, but it’s my favorite from all of the holiday collections!  It has just the right balance of neutral/color options.

Click HERE to grab it at QVC. [Read more…]

Best of Hourglass

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Best of Hourglass, Hourglass Holiday 2012

Shopping for your bestie?  I have to point you in the direction of Hourglass cosmetics!  They made their mark in the marketplace by utilizing high-end luxe ingredients in their formulas, and delivering them to consumers in equally luxe packaging.  For holiday 2012, the Best of Hourglass collection is a great gift choice! [Read more…]

Tarte Thrills Us Again!

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Tarte “Big Thrill”, Beauty and Makeup Gift Guide 2012

Every year, tarte pulls together a collection of holiday gift sets that are perfect for beauty lovers, and easy on the budget!

This year’s blockbuster palette by tarte is “The Big Thrill”.  It contains 16 eye shadows, a bronzer, 3 blush shades (or really 2 blushes and a highlighter) and three glosses.  Retail price is $48 for this pretty little triple-layered box of makeup treasures.

Check out these gorgeous colors, finishes and textures! [Read more…]

Father’s Day!

It’s time for my Father’s Day Gift Guide, readers!  I have a sweet little list pulled together for Dads to enjoy, so be sure to surf on through by clicking the link!

Bridesmaid Gift Guide 2011

Bridesmaid Gift Guide 2011

Great gift ideas for your bffs!

Let’s face it, most brides are “bridezillas” in one way or another. So if you’re getting married, let me promise you this… you owe your female friends and family a solid! These beautiful bridesmaid gift ideas will fit just about any budget, and will bring a smile to any woman’s face!

beau bain, bath bombs, petite bath bombs, product review, makeup review, bath & body You know I’m a big fan of Beau Bain, and these pampering fizzy bath bombs are just the cure to any bridesmaid with frazzled nerves! A jar of these also makes a terrific “check in” gift if you’re hosting a wedding away. A large jar (with 12) retails for $30, and a small jar (with 6) retails for $15. Click HERE to check out BeauBain.com
lindsay phillips scarf Getting married in a beach locale? These “Surfside” scarves by Lindsay Phillips are available in seasonal brights like blue, pink and orange (pictured). They’re eternally versatile, and so reasonably priced at $25! Click HERE to check out her entire scarf selection.
sabon nyc, organic butter cream, bath and body, beauty product review If you really want your friends to “ooh” and “aah” over a simple, inexpensive gift… introduce them to Sabon Organic Butter Cream. Originally $35 (but marked down to a ludicrously low $17.50 as I write this), the organic formula absorbs fast, leaves skin soft, and has the most divine scent that I have been told is the blend of apricot fragrance and plant life from the Swiss Alps. Click HERE to snag some at SabonNYC.com.
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The author of Raging Rouge has received press samples of some brands listed in this mother’s day gift guide. For more information on sample policies, please click HERE to read my full disclosure statement.

Mothers Day Gift Ideas 2011

Mothers Day Gift Ideas 2011!

Mothers Day Style 2011

So many people plagarized my original Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2011, I decided to republish it with a new title! Vile little creatures!

Is it really ever too early to start shopping for Mom? She’s worth every bit of the attention, so if you’re looking to shop early and earn a huge hug from Mom, check out the Raging Rouge Mother’s Day Gift Guide for 2011, with beauty treasures and experiences Mother will adore! Mark your calendars, Mother’s Day is May 8th here in the USA. (And Mothering Sunday is April 3, in the UK).

CLEAN, fragrance, product reviews, beauty blog, makeup blog Does Mom generally hate fragrance? She’ll LOVE Simply Soap, by CLEAN. It smells, well, clean! Like you’re fresh out of the shower. It’s a great scent to have on hand during warmer weather, for a mid-day refresher! Retail price is $69 for a 2.14 fl. oz. bottle. Click HERE to buy it at Sephora.com
I love these deluxe sample sets by Sephora. If Mom is a lippie-lover, this “Sephora Favorites” value set named “Give Me Some Lip” is a great choice. The retail value of the product is $134, but it only retails for $30! An excellent budget choice, that will appear to be much more expensive! Snag it at Sephora.com.
When is Mother's Day 2011, beauty blog, makeup blog, cosmetics blog, beauty gift guide, makeup gift guide, cosmetics gift guide, mother's day 2011 fragrance gift, mother's day fragrance gift guide 2011 Since first sampling Lavanilla Vanilla Passion Fruit scent, I’ve been positively smitten. Simultaneously fruity and sexy, Lavanilla’s formula is free of harsh chemicals and additives that can cause allergic reactions. Retail price is $58. Buy it at Lavanila.com.
beauty gifts for mom 2011, beauty blog, makeup blog, cosmetics blog, mom gift guide 2011 An Estee Lauder compact is an excellent choice for Mom. The Golden Sundial powder compact is a personal favorite. A transparent, universally usable shade of Lucidity Translucent Pressed powder is contained in a gleaming golden compact. The compact is refillable, and a great choice for a collector. Retail price is $49. Click HERE to buy it from EsteeLauder.com.
mom gift ideas 2011, gift ideas for mom 2011, 2011 gifts mom I don’t know any Mom that isn’t in need of a little R&R! For Mother’s Day, if you’re low on time and scrambling for good gift ideas, just buy her a Spa Week gift certificate! When Mom has some time to herself, she can select her own spa, date and location! It’s an amazingly flexible gift, and she’ll appreciate the pampering! All you need to do is visit SpaWeek.com, and select a dollar amount for the gift. Simple as that, and you’ll look like a hero.
If you’re on a budget, Pacifica’s portable roll-on perfumes are an excellent gift selection. The California Star Jasmine scent is an invigorating citrusy floral, inspired by the fragrant trees in the founder’s front yard! Even better, the Pacifica formula is free of phthalates, nitro-musks, benzene and other nasties… Retail price is $12. Click HERE to buy it from PacificaPerfume.com.

The author of Raging Rouge has received press samples of some brands listed in this mother’s day gift guide. For more information on sample policies, please click HERE to read my full disclosure statementMother’s Day Gift Guide 2012.

Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2011

Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2011!

Is it really ever too early to start shopping for Mom? She’s worth every bit of the attention, so if you’re looking to shop early and earn a huge hug from Mom, check out the Raging Rouge Mother’s Day Gift Guide for 2011, with beauty treasures and experiences Mother will adore!  Mark your calendars, Mother’s Day is May 8th here in the USA.  (And Mothering Sunday is April 3, in the UK).

Mother's Day Gift Guide 2011, Mother's Day Gift Ideas 2011, Mother's Day Gift List 2011 Boyfriend–the fragrance by Actress Kate Walsh–is super popular right now.  This gift, contained in a trendy train case, will make a splash with any hopelessly hip Mom!  Retail price is $95 for the set. Click HERE to buy it at Sephora.com 
Mother's Day 2011 Gift Guide, Mother's Day 2011 Gift Ideas, Mother's Day Beauty Gifts 2011 A Chanel makeup palette is an incredibly luxurious gift for Mom.  The Collection Essentielle de Chanel contains everything Mom needs in one chic black case.  Retail price is $85.  Click HERE to buy it from Chanel.com.
When is Mother's Day 2011, beauty blog, makeup blog, cosmetics blog, beauty gift guide, makeup gift guide, cosmetics gift guide, mother's day 2011 fragrance gift, mother's day fragrance gift guide 2011 Since first sampling Lavanilla Vanilla Passion Fruit scent, I’ve been positively smitten. Simultaneously fruity and sexy, Lavanilla’s formula is free of harsh chemicals and additives that can cause allergic reactions. Retail price is $58. Buy it at Lavanila.com.
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Golden Sundial powder compact makes a gorgeous accessory, and is filled with a transparent shade of Lucidity Translucent Pressed powder. The compact is refillable. Retail price is $49. Click HERE to buy it from EsteeLauder.com.
2011 gift ideas Mother, 2011 gift ideas Mother's Day, 2011 gift guide Mother's Day I’ve always been a big fan of Cargo 7 in 7.  This makeup kit provides the products everyone needs to be ready in 7 minutes flat.  It’s a $155 value, priced at a reasonable $59.  Click HERE to buy it at Beauty.com.
mom gift ideas 2011, gift ideas for mom 2011, 2011 gifts mom If you’re fresh out of creative ideas, a Spa Week gift certificate is a great choice!  Mom can select the spa treatment she desires, the spa she’ll visit, and the date! All you need to do is visit SpaWeek.com, and select a dollar amount for the gift. Simple as that, and you’ll look like a hero.
If you’re on a budget, Pacifica’s portable roll-on perfumes are an excellent gift selection.  The California Star Jasmine scent is an invigorating citrusy floral, inspired by the fragrant trees in the founder’s front yard!  Even better, the Pacifica formula is free of phthalates, nitro-musks, benzene and other nasties…  Retail price is $12. Click HERE to buy it from PacificaPerfume.com.

The author of Raging Rouge has received press samples of some brands listed in this mother’s day gift guide. For more information on sample policies, please click HERE to read my full disclosure statement.

Valentine’s Day 2011 Gift Guide!

Raging Rouge loves to help out hopeless gift-shoppers in a pinch. With Valentine’s day zooming up, here are some ideas for gifts, and choices to wear on that hot date!

Valentine’s Day 2011 Gift Guide!

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barielle sailors delightBarielle Sailor’s Delight is a super-opaque and girly innocent pink shade.  What a great choice to gift a girlfriend, or to wear yourself!  Retail price is $8 per bottle.  Click HERE to buy it at Barielle.com.
vera wang anniversaryVera Wang Anniversary is a great pick if you popped the question or tied the knot on Valentine’s Day.   Innocent, yet sophisticated, Vera Wang’s Anniversary contains notes of Sicilian bergamot, red apple leaves, mandarin oil, white gardenia, rose absolute, orange flowers, golden amber crystals and warm cedarwood. Retail price is $72 for a 1.7 fl. oz. bottle. Click HERE to buy it from Sephora.com
Olivina Gift SetNothing says “Olive You” quite like this gift set from the fabulous Olivina Napa Valley.  Packaged in a red bag, the set contains a one ounce hand creme and a chunky heart-shaped soap. Both products have the sweet scent of Honeysuckle Rose. So much better than any bouquet! Retail price is $30. Click HERE to buy it from OlivinaNapaValley.com

The author of the Raging Rouge Beauty Blog received press samples of some of the items listed above. For more information on sample policies, please click HERE to read my full disclosure statement.