7 Easter Gift Ideas for the Beauty Maven In Your Life

Easter is this Sunday and if you're shopping for the perfect basket gift for the beauty maven in your life, we've got a few ideas that will are sure to be a hit. You could always settle for some chocolate gifts, but what's sweeter than a gift you can use all spring season? Check out some of our favorite Easter gift ideas!

1. philosophy falling in love fragrance: They say the spring season blooms love and you can help inspire that idea with this sweet, one of a kind fragrance from philosophy. Soft scents of vanilla, sweet berries and florals come together, creating an ideal scent that is fresh, clean and sexy all in one. A favorite among philosophy fans, you can't go wrong with this gift.


2. Smashbox Be Legendary Cream Lipstick in Pout: When it comes to finding the perfect pink pastel shade of lipstick, it doesn't get any better than Smashbox's Be Legendary Cream Lipstick in Pout. This bubblegum pink goes on super creamy and rich for the perfect, spring pout. To make your gift extra special, pair it with Smashbox's Be Legendary Lip Gloss in Pout, as well. This super shiny lip gloss will look amazing without unnecessary stickiness. 

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Gorgeous Green Beauty Picks for St. Patrick's Day!

St. Patrick's Day is just a few days away and if you're looking for some fun ways to wear your green, we've got you covered! Green is a great color for spring and Planet Beauty has some gorgeous options for you to incorporate this gorgeous shade into your makeup and nail routine. 

1. Smashbox Photo Op Eyeshadow in Quick Take: You don't have to wear neon green on St. Patrick's Day to make a statement. This little trio comes with three beautiful shades that compliment each other perfectly. Vanilla, Ambient and Serpent can be used seamlessly together to create day to night looks for any occasion. Subtle on the shimmer, this eye shadow trio is ideal for everyone. 


2. bareMinerals Soiree Eye Shadow: This shimmer shadow is the shade of dark, golden spruce for eye color with a little dimension on its own. This loose shadow packs a lot of pigment, so a little goes a long way. Use a brown or bronzed liner to make your eyes pop.


3. jane iredale Khaki Kraze Eyeshadow Trio: Another beautiful trio, Khaki Kraze comes with a pale peach shadow, matte deep moss shadow and shimmery soft brown shadow. Use all three at once or individually for an eye shadow look that can be both professional and fun. 


8 Beauty Picks That Will Get You Excited for Spring

Spring is right around the corner, so get ready to kiss those winter blues away for good. Pack away those heavy sweaters and winter coats and make room in your closet for those pretty sundresses and light cardigans, instead. If you're looking for some beauty picks to get you excited for spring, then you've come to the right place. Check out some of our spring must-haves to keep you looking fabulous this season.

1. Sun Bum Sunless Tanning Towelettes: Sun Bum doesn't necessarily market to people who dislike being in the sun, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that they now have a healthier alternative to achieving a California tan. These easy-to-use towelettes are infused with Vitamin E and Pro-Vitamin B5 to moisturize the skin with each application. The scent is light and reminiscent of summer days. The best part about these towelettes is that they're vegan, gluten-free and paraben-free. 

2. Clean Cool Cotton Eau de Parfum: If you're on the search for a lovely spring fragrance, it doesn't get much better than Clean's Cool Cotton. This perfume has everything you want in a spring fragrance. It's light with beautiful notes of bergoment interwoven with fresh mandarin, lemon zest, crisp green apple, fresh mint, cotton and peach. Subtle creamy musks and amber give this scent a lovely, feminine touch. You'll seriously be the breath of fresh air that walks into every room.

Everything you need from the Smashbox's Spring Collection

Smashbox has launched their spring collection and we can't contain our excitement over the newest products in the line. If you're always looking for new makeup to spruce up your routine, then Smashbox just made it a little easier for you. It's time to clear some space on your vanity because you're going to want every new item available. 

Smashbox is never behind when it comes to beauty trends. This season is all about enhancing the natural luminosity of your skin and Smashbox's Photo Finish Primer oil does just that. This lightweight oil is exactly what you need to achieve that gorgeous, natural look without compromising the coverage you love. Made with 15 essential and plant oils rich with lipids, this oil absorbs quickly into your skin, giving it the moisture it needs for a dewy appearance. Jojoba, Arabica and Argan oils offer skincare benefits for a beautiful complexion all day long. Anyone with sensitive skin will feel instantly soothed with chamomile and lavender oils, as well. Use it alone, layer it, or blend it with Studio Skin for a youthful, dewy finish. You can also wear it over your makeup to increase the glow on your cheekbones. 

Don't Let Winter Win Against Your Skin

If your face has been feeling rather tight and itchy lately, you may be dealing with winter skin symptoms. Windy and cold conditions can easily dry out our skin from head to toe, making it impossible to maintain a healthy glow. Other factors contribute to drying out our skin like using heaters for warmth and taking soothing, warm showers on a daily basis. Making a few changes in your everyday skincare routine can help you avoid seasonal dry, ashy-looking skin. 

1. Switch up your cleanser: The seasons change and so does your skin. If you were battling heat and humidity all summer long, chances are you were using a heavy-duty cleanser to give your skin that squeaky clean feel. With summer gone and cooler, dry weather kicking in, you'll want to choose a cleanser that hydrates and nourishes your skin. Rodial's Stemcell Super-Food Cleanser is a great option for anyone with dehydrated skin. Rose Hip, Vitamin E and Coconut Oil are just some of the ingredients that make this cleanser soothing on dry skin. A dual-action cleanser, it can also be used as a mask.

2. Don't skip on using a toner: Too many of our customers and clients admit to skipping toner when it comes to their skincare regimen. This winter, pick up a hydrating toner and make it part of your daily routine. One of Yon-Ka's best-selling products is their Essentials Lotion Dry Skin Toner. This refreshing mist is loaded with essential oils and is alcohol-free. Use it day and night, as well as the middle of the day to refresh your face.

Check Out This Week's Events at Planet Beauty

If you love all things beauty and you're looking for something fun to do with your friends and loved ones, then we invite you to take a look at this week's events at Planet Beauty. There is always something new and exciting happening at our many locations and this week is no exception. Check out what's happening at Planet Beauty and RSVP today!

This Thursday, our gorgeous location in Newport Beach on Jamboree is hosting their annual Charity Event for CHOC Children's Hospital. This year, Peter Thomas Roth Skin Care will co-host the event which will include complimentary mini services from some of Planet Beauty's top beauty vendors, gift bags and raffles, as well as appetizers and drinks for all who attend. This event is the perfect time to get to know some of our amazing brands as well as our knowledgable and talented staff. You'll be able to sample some of the best products Planet Beauty carries while engaging with brand representatives. The best part about this event is that 20% of ALL purchases will be donated to the Choc Children's Hospital. If you have some Christmas shopping to do, this is the best night to do it. Invite a friend or two and enjoy a night of beauty while you help us support an important cause. RSVP today and don't miss out on this wonderful event. 

Get Through December With Our Monthly Beauty Picks

December is finally here and so are our beauty picks for the month! As always, our beauty picks are chosen carefully to make your month a little brighter and help you fall in love with something new. Since Christmas is just weeks away, our beauty picks will also make great gifts for your loved ones.

With the weather cooling down and winds picking up, keeping your hair healthy and shiny can be quite the challenge. Between warmer showers and using hot styling tools, the moisture in our hair can become quickly depleted. To avoid brittle, dry strands this winter, we suggest you try the Aquis hair towels and turbans. Oftentimes, little things we do can cause serious damage to our hair, especially when it's wet. Since it's at its most vulnerable state, it's important to treat it as gently as possible. Aquis towels are made with state of the art microfiber that is soft and delicate on your hair. The fibers in Aquis towels and turbans are fine and weaved in a special design that acts as a channel for water. This technology draws the water away from your hair unlike a regular towel that sits heavily on your head. This allows your hair to dry a lot faster and create less friction that can cause tangles and frizz. Since the excess water in your hair will be absorbed, you'll find yourself spending less time drying it with heat. If you're tired of dealing with damaged, dry hair, then you need an Aquis towel in your bathroom. For even better results, use a leave in conditioner and a Wet Brush for gentle detangling.

Swap the Photo Filters for These Makeup Must-Haves

In the age of social media, it's all about putting your best selfie forward. Your hair and makeup may be on point one day. Your entire outfit may be on fleek one weekend. Sometimes, it's all about the right lighting and background. Other times, it's just about using the right filter to smooth out that little blemish on your chin. While filters are amazing (I just LOVE Valencia), isn't it exciting when you take a picture that you don't feel requires one? That unfiltered perfection can be achieved just by using camera-loving beauty products. The next time you think about snapping a selfie, use one of these amazing products beforehand for unfiltered success.

1. Murad's Invisiblur Perfecting Shield: What's better than a product that feels invisible on the skin and blurs out imperfections? How about one that erases the signs of aging and offers sunscreen protection as well? Murad's Invisblur Protecting Shield is great as a primer, but it also goes to work for your skin by utilizing mushroom peptides to restore loss of firmness and elasticity, while helping fight the visible signs of aging. Cucumber, Barley and Sunflower extracts keep your skin moisturized and youthful, as well.

2. Dermalogica Hydrablur: One of Dermalogica's newest products to make its way to our shelves, this primer is a necessity for anyone dealing with dry, parched skin. Made with an H2O Release Complex and Abyssinian Oil, skin is constantly recieving essential moisture while these key ingredients also lock in much-needed hydration. Whu-Zhu-Yu Fruit Extract gives your skin a boost of radiant the natural astringent of Mushroom keeps pores and wrinkles minimized. Micro-encapsulated tint activates upon application to even out skin tone. Skin is left looking smooth and dewy.

Make Strobing Your Go-To Makeup Technique for Fall

If learning how to contour this summer proved to be too challenging (let's face it, there were so many crazy techniques out there) then you can rest easy for fall. While the contouring trend may not be over, there's a new technique in town that's going to make your beauty routine so much easier. If you haven't heard of strobing, get ready to fall in love with this quick and simple way to get the perfect glow. Strobing exclusively focuses on the areas of the face where light naturally hits us like our forehead, cheekbones, brow bones, cupid's bow, down our nose and right on our chin. It eliminates the endless blending of other products and gives the skin a lit from within look. The end result is a subtle, natural-looking glow that makes you look dewey and fresh-faced. If you ask me, the trend is timely for this time of the year and should be our go-to technique through the holiday season. It's hard enough trying to keep our skin hydrated and healthy from drying winds and colder weather--why not have a technique handy that keeps you looking radiant no matter what the weather is like? If you want to look gorgeous and glowing this season, check out some of the best highlighting products Planet Beauty has to get your strobe on.

Smashbox's LA Lights in Hollywood & Highland: This sheer pink pearl highlighter comes in a convenient little tube for easy application with no mess. The creamy formula and curved shape of the stick allows for a natural-looking application. Once applied, simply blend it out with the built-in sponge at the end. 

Make Room In Your Makeup Bag for The Hottest New Smashbox Items

If you're a diehard Smashbox junkie, you're going to need a bigger makeup bag. The lastest additions to their line is the perfect pick-me-up your makeup collection needs. Whether you're all about brows, figuring out contouring or looking for a concealer that does more than just conceal, you're going to want to check out what's new and exciting.

Brow Tech Matte

Why we love this: Anyone looking to mimic their natural brow hair and fill in sparse areas will love the precision of these matte brow pencils. The water-resistant and long-wearing formula keeps your brows looking good all day long. These fine-pointed pencils are also great for adding shape and defining.

BB Eyes in Fair/Light, Light/Neutral and Medium/Dark

Why we love this: The newest addition of shades makes it easier to find a customized match for every skin tone. Anyone who fluctuates skin tones between summer and fall will appreciate the variety BB Eyes offers.

Double Exposure Mini

We we love this: I don't know about you, but I'm a sucker when it comes to miniature-sized beauty products. Now you can carry one of the hottest palettes from Smashbox in your makeup bag for those spontaneous weekend getaways. This also makes the perfect little gift for the gorgeous ladies in your life. We're thinking future stocking stuffer.

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