By Terry Holiday 2018 – Gem Glow Collection is a limited edition collection inspired by the gemstones and their properties of reflecting colors, the glow, the light, and the illumination. I am so excited to share this collection with you which includes few products which I have tried before and few which were on my wishlist. The collection has most of the products which are either bestsellers for makeup or skincare, so worth checking out whether you are new to the brand or already a fan.

By Terry Holiday 2018 - Gem Glow Collection

By Terry Gem Glow Brightening CC Serum Set – Color Correcting Primer is a collector’s edition of three best selling Brightening CC serum for a brighter, dewy complexion. They are enriched in White Rose Stem Cells, Lumi-reflecting prisms and microspheres to create a soft focus effect, this serum brightens and illuminates the skin, smoothing fine lines and offering universal color correction for an even skin tone.

Brightening CC serum N°2 – Rose Elixir – The perfect partner for rosy skin tones, it restores flush to dull complexions and youthfulness to lined faces.

Brightening CC serum N°3 – Apricot Glow – Adds plump, juicy, vitamin-rich radiance to lackluster skin tones.

Brightening CC serum N°4 – Sunny Flash – This milky amber caramel shade delivers the first flush of summer or balances out dark skin tones with a gorgeous glow.

By Terry Holiday 2018 - Gem Glow Collection

I apply it to the contours of the face with the tips of your fingers and blend in a circular motion to create a seamless effect. The formula is liquid like and blends in nicely into the skin, looks natural and radiant. Apart from applying on the contours of the face, a drop or two in my moisturizer or foundation gives me a beautiful overall radiance on the skin.

By Terry Gem Glow Beauty Favorites Set is a limited edition collector set gathers all the beauty essentials to design a professional, quick and easy makeup look. I have all the products in this set in full size and so happy to have these in travel-friendly sizes to keep it in my bag.there is not one product that I do not like from this set, they are in my top 5 of each category.

By Terry Holiday 2018 - Gem Glow Collection

Hyaluronic Hydra-Powder: Set make-up & mattify your complexion with this colorless, micro-fine hyaluronic acid powder by pressing it onto the face with the included puff.

Ombre Blackstar N4: Bronze Moon “Color-Fix Cream” Eyeshadow Enriched with Tahitian Black Pearl extracts, this cream eyeshadow delivers luminous, light-reflecting, long-lasting and smudge-proof color.

Mascara Terrybly N1 (Black Parti-Pris Growth Booster Mascara): This serum mascara, with its volume and length booster Lumicoat Care technology, activates growth and takes care of lashes one by one from the matrix to the tip.

Baume de Rose Lip Care: Nourishes – Smoothes – Regenerates. Immensely nourishing, the Baume de Rose travel size version leaves your lips sublime, plumped, smoothed and protected.

By Terry Gem Glow Trio Compact is a limited edition compact powder inspired by the gemstones’ reflection illuminates eyes, face, and lips. Enriched with light-reflecting mineral pigments and perfecting prisms, the silky texture illuminates your features for a naturally radiant result and a healthy glow effect. It features multidimensional pink and apricot pigments, this illuminating powder brings warmth and radiance to the complexion.

By Terry Holiday 2018 - Gem Glow Collection

It is suitable for all skin tones, gives a beautiful radiance to the skin for an overall healthy and luminous complexion. It is metallic yet very smooth and pigmented, blends in beautifully into the skin.

By Terry Holiday 2018 - Gem Glow Collection

By Terry Gem Glow Ombre Blackstar Set has three best-selling shades to give your eyes a glamorous all-day look in one stroke. It is enriched with Tahitian Black Pearl extracts, this ultra-smooth cream eyeshadow embellishes your gaze with unrivaled shimmering colors. The three shades are:

Ombre Blackstar N3 Blond Opal – silvery white with a metallic finish

Ombre Blackstar N4 Bronze Moon – warm bronze with a metallic finish

Ombre Blackstar N5 Misty Rock – rich mauve with a metallic finish

By Terry Holiday 2018 - Gem Glow Collection

This has become my favorite eyeshadows for their long lasting without smudging or smearing formula. They have a very creamy texture and blends in very easily. I use my fingers to apply all over the lid as a wash, Line the lash line for an eyeliner effect, Smudge over the lid with fingertips for a quick and easy smokey eye effect.

By Terry Gem Glow Baume de Rose is the cult favorite, considered the ‘Rolls-Royce’ of lip balms. With its delicate, rose-scented fragrance and decadent texture, the balm leaves a subtle, non-sticky shine. In an instant, lips are transformed with long-lasting smoothness and a plumped-up appearance. I reviewed it in detail here, it is my all time favorite lip balm. This packaging is so cute and perfect to keep with me on the go and a perfect stocking stuffer.

By Terry Holiday 2018 - Gem Glow Collection

‘For generous coverage, apply directly to lips with your fingertips. To strengthen nails and repair dry cuticles, apply generously and massage the nails and nail edges. Then, push back cuticles for a more defined look and to stimulate nail growth. For a more intense treatment, apply a thick layer onto nails and leave to sink in overnight.’

By Terry Holiday 2018 - Gem Glow Collection

By Terry Holiday 2018 – Gem Glow Collection is available at byterry.comNordstrom, Barney NY, Beautylish, SpacenkCult Beauty, NetaPorter.

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I am still obsessing over how amazing the curation of products in the ‘12 Miracles of Beauty Advent Calendar‘ has which I shared here. There is this box I am sharing in this post, which is another value box to check out this festive season, for you or to gift your loved one. The Beauty Boxes and Advent Calendars are a great way to try some best selling products and to get an introduction on what a particular brand has to offer, to experience their products and see if their chemistry if that co-ordinates with yours. And then you start exploring more from the brand. And when brands like Jurlique, which is an amazing brand from Australia with products having natural, paraben free ingredients, have some best selling products of theirs curated in a single box by SkinStore and offered at an amazing value (USD $159 worth and retails in USD $55), it is for sure must-try. SkinStore X Jurlique Limited Edition Beauty Box contains 6 brand-hero products from Australian botanical skincare brand, Jurlique, including 3 full-size products.

SkinStore X Jurlique Limited Edition Beauty Box

The Jurlique Limited Edition Beauty Box is designed keeping in mind all skin types and to improve the complexion by deeply hydrating and nourishing. It also includes body care products, perfect for unwinding at the end of the day.

SkinStore X Jurlique Limited Edition Beauty Box

The Box Contains:

  • Rose Body Oil (100ml – Full Size) – It is a moisturizing body oil to nurture the skin and senses. It would be great for the coming weather when moisture is all your skin needs.
  • Activating Water Essence (10ml) – It softens and revitalizes skin. It also prepares skin in order to benefit most from your serum and moisturizer.

SkinStore X Jurlique Limited Edition Beauty Box

  • Rose Moisture Plus Lotion (50ml – Full Size) – It is a lightweight, replenishing formula that provides hydration and protection. The lotion absorbs rapidly and leaves skin comfortably hydrated, smooth and balanced
  • Rose Hand Cream (15ml) – It is a  rich, protective hand cream deeply moisturizes and restores smoothness, leaving hands soft and supple.
  • Rosewater Balancing Mist (100ml – Full Size) – Rosewater balancing mist helps to restore and hydrate while leaving the skin balanced and refreshed. It is the bestselling products from the brand.

SkinStore X Jurlique Limited Edition Beauty Box

  • Nutri Define Superior Retexturising Facial Serum (6g) – It is a unique blend of natural ingredients put together to replenish the complexion. The Biosome5 technology boasts five lavish ingredients to soften and tighten the skin, with rosemary leaf, glycogen, peppermint leaf, and horseradish forming together to improve elasticity, finished with licorice, ginseng, and mulberry root extracts.

SkinStore X Jurlique Limited Edition Beauty Box

I am so glad to have three of the best selling products from the brand as full sizes and the rest are something I am so excited to try, especially the hand cream and the retexturizing serum. As you see in the pictures, the curation and packaging of the products are on the point, it would make a perfect gift for yourself and for the dear ones. The products are suitable for most of the skin types. I am so obsessed with the pink packaging which looks kind of pretty and cute.

As this box is LIMITED EDITION, you need to be quick. SkinStore X Jurlique Limited Edition Beauty Box is available at SkinStore here.

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Being a lover of luxury candles and scents, I always have the scented candles on rotation for a specific season. I do have a few on my favorite candles from Cire Trudon, which I reviewed here, they are very much loved and on rotation. I am so glad to share one of the three new candles from the Christmas 2018 collection. Cire Trudon brings ancient Egypt back to life for Christmas with the trio of three timeless scented candles: outstanding pyramids (Cire Trudon Gizeh), an Egyptian God (Amon), and an island on the Nile River (Philae).

Cire Trudon Gizeh Scented Candle Christmas 2018

The three exclusive scents this festive season have traditional incense, notes of papyrus and the comforting presence of a candied-firewood hearten the soul. The collection celebrates ancient Egypt’s evocative power: the visionary architecture of the Gizeh Pyramids; the strength of Amon, a revered, mysterious God; and the timeless geography of Philae, a protected island on the Nile River. Regarding the packaging, the handcrafted boxes have hieroglyphs and acronyms hint at the enigmatic civilization: an eye, a branch of papyrus, a sculptural eagle or a helping hand mimic ancient tales. Standing out, the name of each scented candle is written in a distinct manner that suggests a treasure, geography, or secret divinity. There is gold on the inside, the three candles come in off-white, watery green, and mosaic pink colored glasses. The trio is called ‘Odeurs d’Egypte’ and reveals the sacred nature of Egypt’s ancient rituals and myths.

Cire Trudon Gizeh Scented Candle Christmas 2018

Out of the trio, I have Amon which I am really enjoying for the festive season. It has mosaic-pink packaging -hand-blown Italian glass, adorned with the signature Cire Trudon gold label. The Amon is an homage to the mysterious ancient Egyptian ‘hidden god’ that, as the myth has it, no one could set eyes on. Encapsulating this mysterious story, this candle is scented with notes of traditional incense, subtly sweet patchouli and vanilla-like tonka bean, opening with head notes of rose and aldehydes and carried on an irresistibly woody base of sandalwood and cedar. Golden inside with a mosaic-pink exterior, the beautiful jar makes a great addition to any roo

The notes of the scent are:

Head: Rose, Aldehyde

Heart: Patchouli, Tonka Bean

Base: Cedar, Sandalwood

Cire Trudon Gizeh Scented Candle Christmas 2018

The candle has a distinct woody scent that evokes age-old history. The burn time of the candle is 65 to 70 hours.

It is a stunning addition to any bedside table, desk or mantelpiece. If you are a scented candle lover or want to add a touch of luxury on your bedside, vanity, or living room, I highly recommend you to check out this beautiful candle. Cire Trudon Scented Candles are available at Gravity PopePutti Fine FurnishingPink Tartan, Avenue Road, and KANDL Artistique.

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