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Bliss fabulips treatment kit

A few weeks ago, I was talking about a facial for the hair. So why not a facial for the lips!? A healthy pout is not only prettier, but absolutely mandatory for lip color. There is nothing worse than an uneven, flakey bold lip. Might as well make an at home, mini spa treatment out of priming those lips to look their best.

The kit includes everything you need for the four step treatment:

  1. Lift impurities and lip color with the foaming lip cleanser.
  2. Polish lips and remove dead skin with the sugar lip scrub.
  3. Use the  volumizing instant lip plumper
  4. Moisturize with the softening lip balm.

The lip “facial” has amazing results. But these are also great to use solo. I adore the foaming lip cleanser for removing lipstick or stain at the end of the evening. It gently cleans with Cocoa butter, shea butter and rice bran extract. Let it set for 20-30 seconds to activate and foam.

I keep the sugar lip scrub in the shower for daily exfoliation. It contains almond and walnut shell to exfoliate and nourishes with jojoba seed. It is packed with vitamins and, on its own, leaves my lips hydrated.

The lip plumper comes in handy before big events (it doesn’t tingle or irritate – just minty). Cork tree extract and peptides volumize and contour. Sodium hyaluronate keeps hydration in, boosting volume even more.

And the balm is so silky and soft. This is probably my favorite of all. It is perfect for right before bed. Waxes and oils condition delicately. Shea butter, jojoba and grape seed oils seal moisture in with a dose of Vitamin E.

Bliss That’s Incredi-Peel!

I’m a huge fan of at-home “peels” using Alpha Hydroxy Acids. Check out some of my previous favorites here. They instantly add glow and smoothness, clearing and evening skin tone. Honestly, they are one of my most rewarding skin care steps. I jumped on it when one of my all-time favorite brands recently launched their own glycolic resurfacing pads, That’s Incredi-‘peel’!.

The biggest difference here is the strength: these pads are worker bees with serious active ingredients. They call it “spa strength”. This hit the spot for me because I am not a glycolic novice. I wouldn’t recommend them for someone just starting out with this ingredient. But for those who are looking for an extra punch after using other formulas, get on it.

No need for timers or rinsing. That’s Incredi-‘peel’! is powered by an innovative technology that gradually releases powerful levels of exfoliating glycolic acid throughout the night. For all this talk of strength, they did not irritate my skin at all! The witch hazel and licorice extract soothe the skin. These might just be my glycolic of choice.

bliss Blood Orange+White Pepper Sugar Scrub

Bliss Blood Orange + White Pepper Body Scrub on Belle Belle Beauty

You know how some scrubs kinda hurt and then are a total pain to get all those granules off of you? So annoying. I have hunted and found the elusive scrub that doesn’t hurt, is totally effective and makes your skin baby soft. A little bonus: this scrub foams! After a moment of confusion and surprise, I was even more blown away by my new favorite shower indulgence. 

We should all be aware that self-tanning requires a pre-scrub, so I consider this a summer must have, especially the day before a spray tan.  But I already know I will crave this bright scent in the winter too.  The polish has a citrus, white pepper scent with a touch of coriander. Sounds delish, right? It was actually inspired by a cocktail!

And one other point worth mentioning.  The body polish effect was profound! At my little soiree this weekend, I wore a short cocktail dress and was thrilled with the shimmer and glimmer my legs rocked after using this stuff. x MILLY Game Face Bag x MILLY Game Face Bag on Belle Belle Beauty

I’m here to give you an excuse to shop on this (rainy here) Friday night. You are welcome. Some of my favorite beauty finds are at (part of And my experience shopping there has always been a breeze. Now – while supplies last – one purchases of $125 or more the store is offering a MILLY Game Face Bag as a gift with purchase. So shop away, friends… shop away.

The included bag is so darn cute – bold and bright and perfect for spring. It works great as a makeup bag both for travel and every day. Included are 13 beauty samples to round out this GWP value at $145. The samples for you to try:

  1. H2O Plus Night Oasis Oxygenating Rejuvenator Gel
  2. Origins Original Skin Refining Serum
  3. Nuxe Merveillance Expert Normal Skin Minis
  4. bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie DLX Sample
  5. Erno Laszlo White Marble Bar Soap
  6. Phyto Secret de Nuit
  7. ARCONA White Tea Cleanser
  8. Paula’s Choice KP Treatment Cloths
  9. Jurlique Purely Age Defying Serum
  10. Ahava Age-Perfecting Hand Cream
  11. Nick Chavez Plump ‘N Thickening Shampoo
  12. butter LONDON, Nail Lacquer Trout Poute (full sized)
  13. Bliss Fab Foaming Face Wash

I am currently falling in love with Jurlique all over again. The Ahava hand cream is probably one of my all time favorites. And the Bliss foaming face wash is worth it all on its own (sooo good!).  Other brands available at include Dr. Brandt, GlamGlow, Somme Institute, bareMinerals, byTerry, and It Cosmetics.

Self Care Step One: Evening Skin Care Routine

Evening Skin Care Routine on Belle Belle Beauty

Seems like skin care just moves more to the forefront every day. Not just for beauty buffs and bloggers, but for my gal pals and family too. I love that great skin is now valued as much as a great foundation! So I thought I would start out this little weekend series (aka Happy Valentine’s Day to Me) with my evening skin care routine. I don’t dive into formulas too much here – just discussing why I love the products.

1. Drunk Elephant Pekee Bar – I just started reviewing this line, but I am already obsessed with their bar soaps. Don’t let the bar form scare you – this formula is still toxin and soap-free. My skin is left balanced, moisturized, calmed and clean.

2. Foreo Luna – I use the Drunk Elephant to create a foam and then use this strange looking device to amp up the cleansing action. I use the Ultra Sensitive version and am still really pleased with the improvement in my cleansing action. While I will never relinquish my Clarisonic, I prefer this in the evenings. The low-frequency pulsation smooths skin, the device is waterproof and you never have to buy replacement brushes – bonus!

3. Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask – I don’t use this every night, but it is part of my routine a couple times a week. The black tea works against free radicals (which causes wrinkles – yuckie). The whipped texture is just too fun to use. And my revealed skin is clearer and softer. Plus, you guys… this stuff smells so darn good – like a warm, beach-front spa.

4. blisslabs active 99.0 anti-aging series multi-action eye cream – I know I have mentioned this eye cream before but it is just so darn good. I am also obsessed with a Kate Somerville version, but more on that later this weekend. I slather this on when my under-eye is looking rather crape-y and tired. And I’ll be darned – I look perked up instantly.

5. Tammy Fender Intensive Repair Balm – This last one is also a repeat, but I literally missed this moisturizer while I was out of town. The gel-like texture dives deep to nourish skin and I wake up with the glow that I usually only find in the summer months.

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Foreo and Fresh samples generously provided by Neiman Marcus as part of the Beauty Ambassador Program. I consult for Neiman Marcus which is affiliated with the Neiman Marcus Group. Other products may have been provided by the company. As always, all opinions are my own. See Disclosure Page for more information regarding our use of editorial samples.

Holiday Sales

Happy Thanksgiving on Belle Belle Beauty

I am so glad to have Thanksgiving week upon us! I love this holiday – the food, the cozy weather and the lack of pressure for presents! Some people enjoy taking this week off, but I actually like working. The office has a festive environment and the days seem to fly by. I am planning on being close to home with the pups and watching an insane amount of football. Maybe a couple jigsaw puzzles with the parents throw in – I know… I am so wild and crazy.

For the big day, I am going after this look above – adore the blanket scarf and warm wine shade. Plus, an over-sized sweater is so perfect for what I am sure will be a healthy serving of delicious turkey. I secretly love the irreverence of a somewhat clashing red nail.

It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without the online shopping holiday hoopla. Make sure to check out a sneak peek of some of my gift picks over on Meg’s lovely blog. And find some sales from my favorite stores below:

NARS: Sign up for 20% off starting Friday here.

Kate Sommerville has a 25% off friends and family sale through 12/1 with code FRIENDS2014.

Chomping for some fashion? Save up to 25% off at Shopbop through 12/1 with code GOBIG14 (love this line for holiday travel).

20% off almost everything at Dermstore (great for French pharmacy goodies) with code HOLIDAY14 through 11/30.

Get 30% off at through 12/1 with code CYBER2014.

The Giorgio Armani Friends and Family Sale is offering 20% off all orders over $75 through 12/7 with code FAMILY14.

Bliss is giving us 20% off product purchases and free stocking stuffers with $100+ purchases through 11/30.

June Jacobs, a fabulous botanical spa line, is 25% off site-wide through 11/28 and free shipping on all orders.

The clinical anti-aging line StriVectin is offering 20% off through 11/30 with code FFNOV14. is offering 20% off and free shipping on $50 orders & 25% off and free shipping on $100 orders.

30% off Everything – talk about affordable fashion! – at Old Navy.

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