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10 Holiday Sets + Who To Gift Them To

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The holidays are here! Your BFFs are planning when you'll exchange gifts and you're freaking out about what to gift them! Drop the stress. Pour some wine or whatever. We've got you covered. 

 

For The One Who's An Instagram QueenHuda Beauty; Contour & Strobe Lip Set

Like Huda herself, this friend is a social media expert. They know what's trending and who to follow. Plus, their lips always takes center stage! Shop here

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For The One Who'd Wear Glitter To Sunday MassTouch In Sol; Metallist Liquid Foil & Glitter Double-Ended Eye Set

Because this BFF shimmers in a statement-making eye makeup. They'll command the rooms attention with a set of these duo liquid foils + matching glitters from Touch In Sol. Shop here

 

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For The One Who's Got A Thing For Luxury SkincareSunday Riley; Bright Young Thing Visible Skin Brightening Kit

They've got champagne taste + you've got beer pockets. This set from Sunday Riley marries the two. It's award-winning skincare that will give them a luminous glow while not breaking your budget. Shop here

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For The One Who Waits All Year For The HolidaysToo Faced
Tis The Season To Sparkle Glitter Set

They've got a count down on their phone. They play holiday music before Halloween. Their eyes will be cheerful and bright with this glitter set from Too Faced. Shop here

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For The One Who DIYs A Facial -OftenOrigins #ORIGINSMASK Mini Mask Set

And they show you every step of the facial on Snapchat. Which ever skin concern they're masking away, this set from Origins will cover every woe. Shop here

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For The One That Knows Who Every Celebrity's Makeup Artist Is: Charlotte Tilbury; Beauty Icons

Catherine Zeta-Jones, Penelope Cruz, Sofia Vergara and now your BFF.. Just a few of the ladies, celebrity makeup artist, Charlotte Tilbury has given her smokey, sexy, glam look. The Beauty Icons box will make them red carpet ready! Shop Here

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For The One Who Is Super Into K Beauty: Too Cool For School; My Skin-licious Secret Pantry

You'll give them a jump on the #BetterSkin2018 resolution your friend made while proclaiming to swear off dairy for the sake of their skin.  This mask set will give them a little encouragement. Shop here. 

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For the One Who Is Done Up From Head To ToeChina Glaze; Slay Bells Ring 3 Pc Set

Toes: Done up. Fingernails: Matching. This friend doesn't miss a beat when getting ready. This nail polish and false lashes set from China Glaze is the finishing touch they need. Shop Here

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For the One Who Is Constantly Batting Those Lashes: Lancome; Grandiose Extreme Mascara Collection

Show how grateful you are for their ability to get you and all of your friends free drinks at every bar. Say, 'Thanks, bae!' with this mascara set by Lancome. Shop here

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For The One Who Loves Beauty Treatments: Lashfood; 
Lash Transformation System

Because you were just texting them and they literally just walked out of a spa after having the Rosé facial. (Yeah, that's a thing). Treat their lashes with this Lasfood set. Shop here. 

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Which is of these is perfect for your BFF + why?

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Beauty Horoscope: Aries 2017

 

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Alright, Aries. It's time to add fuel to the element that burns in your soul. Fire fills you with energy. So should your beauty rituals. Reds will emblazon your competitive nature. While most will find red to be an intimidating color to work with, you can draw inspiration from it. The warmth of reds connects you to Mars, your ruling planet. Often you rely on makeup techniques that are comfortable to you. But in the season of Aries, you must be bold. This Spring and Summer, draping blush will be everywhere. It is a throwback to the 80s. With a light fluffy brush, apply your blush high on your cheekbone. Sweep the color into your crease, temple, or brow bone. Here are some product recommendations and beauty inspo for every Aries. 

Top Beauty Picks for Aries


Skincare

Sk-II  Facial Treatment Essence - Limited Edition Red Butterfly; $299.00

Sk-II Facial Treatment Essence - Limited Edition Red Butterfly; $299.00

J. One  Black Jelly Pack; $47

J. One Black Jelly Pack; $47

Sunday Riley  Flora Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil; $90

Sunday Riley Flora Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil; $90

Aztec Secret  Indian Healing Clay Deep Pore Cleansing; $11.49

Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Deep Pore Cleansing; $11.49

Tatcha  Supple Moisture Rich Silk Cream; $150

Tatcha Supple Moisture Rich Silk Cream; $150

First Aid Beauty  Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with Red Clay; $24

First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with Red Clay; $24

Boscia  Konjac Cleansing Sponge with Deep Hydrating Clay; $15

Boscia Konjac Cleansing Sponge with Deep Hydrating Clay; $15

IT Cosmetics  Bye Bye Redness Neutralizing Correcting Cream; $32

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Neutralizing Correcting Cream; $32

Lush  Dream Steam Toner Tab; $2.95

Lush Dream Steam Toner Tab; $2.95

L'Oreal Paris  Pure Clay Mask: Exfoliate& Refine Pores; $12.99

L'Oreal Paris Pure Clay Mask: Exfoliate& Refine Pores; $12.99

Clarins  Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil; $26

Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil; $26

Origins  GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream; $30

Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream; $30

Beauty

Glam Glow  Glowsetter Makeup Setting Spray; $32

Glam Glow Glowsetter Makeup Setting Spray; $32

Yves Saint Laurent Les  Sahariennes Bronzing Stones Sun-Kissed Glow in Fire Opa; $55

Yves Saint Laurent Les Sahariennes Bronzing Stones Sun-Kissed Glow in Fire Opa; $55

Anastasia Beverly Hills  Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette; $42

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette; $42

Bite Beauty  Prismatic Pearl Creme Lip Gloss in Gold; $22

Bite Beauty Prismatic Pearl Creme Lip Gloss in Gold; $22

Bobbi Brown  Art Stick Liquid Lip in Uber Red; $28

Bobbi Brown Art Stick Liquid Lip in Uber Red; $28

Static Nails  All In One Pop On Manicure Kit: Red Bottom; $38

Static Nails All In One Pop On Manicure Kit: Red Bottom; $38

NARS  Soft Matte Complete Concealer; $30

NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer; $30

L'Oreal  Infallible Lip Paint in Taupeless; $7.99

L'Oreal Infallible Lip Paint in Taupeless; $7.99

NARS  NARSissist Unfiltered Cheek Palette in Unfiltered I; $59

NARS NARSissist Unfiltered Cheek Palette in Unfiltered I; $59

Make Up For Ever  Aqua Liner Liquid Eyeliner in 10 Iridescent Red ( brink red sheen ); $23

Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner Liquid Eyeliner in 10 Iridescent Red (brink red sheen); $23

Lancome  Juicy Shaker in 166 Walk The Lime; $22

Lancome Juicy Shaker in 166 Walk The Lime; $22

Clinique  Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara in Bodacious Black Honey; $17.50

Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara in Bodacious Black Honey; $17.50

Art for Aries

Milky Way by Liaison Erotique print available  here

Milky Way by Liaison Erotique print available here

Aries by Musya print availanle  here

Aries by Musya print availanle here

Aries I by Ayannaniamabi Art print available  here

Aries I by Ayannaniamabi Art print available here

Info on Aries from here

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Out of Trouble: 10 Minute Mask to Rescue Problem Skin by Origins

Origins is a skincare line that flies under the radar. Their packaging is simple. They haven't saturated their Instagram with influencers and influencers don't really hype up Origins' products. Because they aren't constantly cranking out gimmicky products, it's one of the skincare lines that I sincerely trust. I also have yet to try a product of theirs that has disrespected my face by making it break out. 

The Out Of Trouble 10 Minute Mask to Rescue Problem Skin is a great solution for someone who needs balance to their skin. It can quickly absorb oiliness but and exfoliate any dryness to the skin. 

I have mostly normal skin. Though you rarely see it here on meetpepperb.com, I wear glasses. All the time; not for reading or long distance. I just can't see lol. Where my glasses sit on my face, I get some oiliness if I don't regularly clean my frames. I use this mask about once every two weeks to balance my skin in those areas. When I get some hormonal pimples, I use this mask to treat them. It soothes the inflammation so that a pimple isn't so red. Like with most clay masks, overuse will lead to dry flakes on your face. Be cautious and listen to your skin.

Not all masks are going to give your instant results. Continued use of this face in addition to your regular skincare routine, will help you find balance for your skin. 

How do you kill time waiting for a mask dry


Other Origins Product Review:

Origins Clear Improvements Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores

Origins Clear Improvements Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores

 
 

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Available at Sephora; $26

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Origins Clear Improvement Mask Review

I love giving myself a mini facial. One of the steps I like to include is a deep cleansing mask. The Origins Clear Improvements mask is exactly what I’m looking for to get rid of gunk that clogs up my pores. Most of the year, I have normal to combination skin. In the summer, my nose and chin get oily. The sticky summer heat makes the pores on my nose open up like canyons. I know that’s to be expected but it ain’t cute and I’m actually pretty self-conscious of what I call my pickled nose. Other times of the year, I adore my tiny nose. She’s cute! I remind myself that, on the whole, I’m very lucky to have good skin and that my obsession with skincare and beauty is a choice. My heart goes out to people who dislike their skin and feel a societal pressure to make their skin ‘better.’ It is important to keep in mind that skincare is very personal and even people with similar skin types will be effected differently by the same product. Always do a small patch test on your arm when testing out a product to test if you have an allergy to the product.

  

                        

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Origins’ Clear Improvements mask uses charcoal to give the skin a deep cleanse. For the best results, I like to run a clean wash cloth under warm water and then place it over my face. The warmth and steam from the wash cloth will help open my pores. I then place a few small dots on my nose and chin then blend out the clay to an even thin layer. While you apply the mask, you will feel a slightly tingling sensation on your face. I like that feeling on my nose. As it dries, the mask will tighten to a point where you can’t freely move your face. When the mask has dried, usually about 15 minutes, I wet the wash cloth again with warm water and place it on my skin where the mask has dried for about 20 seconds. This helps to rehydrate the clay for an easy clean up. The clay will slide right off. If you’ve done a mud or clay mask before, you know that getting it off can take some time. If you’re impatient, like me, you’ll probably end up tugging and dragging your skin which helps no one. After I’ve removed all traces of the mask, I follow through with the rest of my at home facial: cleanse, exfoliate, a hydrating sheet mask, serum, and moisturizer.

 

This charcoal mask works really well to give your skin a fresh start and tighten your pores. It is recommended to be used once a week but, again, skincare is personal. Avoid over using this mask as well as leaving it on your skin for more than 20 minutes when in use because it can dry out your skin. You’ll notice if you’ve left it on too long because your skin will get slightly itchy. When trying out a new mask, it is important to listen to your skin and react to avoid irritating your skin. My cheeks are susceptible to dryness so I avoid using this mask on them. I use this mask to spot treat hormonal pimples that pop up on my chin and forehead every so often. While it doesn’t remove the pimple, it has helped to reduce their size

 

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This mask is available in three sizes with prices ranging from $4 to $26. If you’re looking to just give this mask a try without making a long term commitment to the product, pick up the pod sized mask (.34oz) which is good for two or three uses. This mask is worth testing out. It has helped keep my skin looking great, especially in the humid months.

 

 

 

 

Available at Sephora; .34oz, $4; 1.7oz, $17; 3.4oz, $26

Product Photo from Sephora.com

Photo taken with iPhone 5s

 

Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask

Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask

Size 3.4 FL OZ/ 100 ML$26.00 Size 1.7 FL OZ/ 50 ML $17.00

Origins has been around since the 1990’s.  An interesting fact about the brand is its two tree logo stands for yin and yang. The trees visually represent the brands belief, Powered by Nature. Proven by Science.This neat charcoal mask recommended for dry, normal & oily skin works to mainly clear pores.  The bamboo charcoal works like a magnet does, to attract  & get out the pore cloggers that attach themselves to our faces daily. The main ingredient charcoal, found in China, is known as the “black diamond”.   It is created from Bamboo ash & draws out skin’s impurities.  Charcoal has been used by the Chinese since 1486 during the Ming Dynasty.After one use of this product, my face felt cleaner, & more radiant than it had in months.   My pores seemed to be much smaller & my skin was soft to the touch. I have to admit I loved the long history of the product’s key ingredient & was super impressed on how many years charcoal has helped to treat the skin. I likened the experience with it to a do it yourself facial at home.   An actual spa treatment in the comfort of your own home for a fraction of the price, was what I believe this mask’s intent was.

For more information & to try more products by Origins, check out:

https://www.origins.com/product/15346/11588/skincare/treat/face-masks/Clear-Improvement/Active-Charcoal-Mask-to-Clear-Pores