Browsing Posts from December 2012

Monday, December 31, 2012

Sephora's IZAK Collection

There’s something timeless about the black and white color combo on products that is so alluring. One that caught my eye over the holidays was SEPHORA’s Sephora by Izak Collection. It’s a collection of cosmetic bags and makeup and the designs are created by French Illustrator, Izak Zenou, and they are about as tré cool as you get.

Sephora-by-IZAK-Collection-Makeup-BagAnd I love the span of items they did for it. Here are my picks:

IZAK Pouch – a useful triangle shape to make items easy to find when it sits at the bottom of your purse

IZAK Traincase – who couldn’t use a makeup case to store your products (and I swear one of the women on the front looks just like Nathalie Portman!)

IZAK Nail File Set – I always find myself in need of a nail file and each of the 3 in this set has the cute girls printed on them.

Are you needing to pick up any of these for yourself?

$5 to $18 @

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Perfect Scent for After the Holidays from Elemis

Elemis-The-Royal-CandleOk, the holidays are officially over, well at least the ones where holiday scents are required, so easing me back into regular candles again is ELEMISThe Royal Candle. It has just a touch of holiday still but eases in the normal everyday scents of lily, jasmine and vanilla. So lush. Price: $48/8oz = 40 hours burn time @

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

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Monday, December 24, 2012

2012 Holiday Gift Pick - Benefit Cosmetics She's So ... Jetset!

No gift list is ever complete without including the “made for gifting line,” Benefit.

What it is: BENEFIT COSMETICS She’s So … Jetset!

Why I like it: This line was made for gifting! Take one of their many custom made products and you are sure to get a WOW from the recipient. This Jetset kit contains 4 eye shadows, a deluxe size of The POREfessional, deluxe size They’re Real! Mascara, First Class Face Powder with Brush, a lip gloss in Life on the A-List, a double-ended applicator.

Price: $36 @

Sunday, December 23, 2012

2012 Holiday Gift Pick - Bare Escentuals The Royal Treatment

What it is: BARE ESCENTUALS The Royal Treatment

Why I like it: It has a little bit of everything from their makeup line (15 pieces total), and it comes in this wicked cool roll-up cosmetic case. I'm usually not a fan of smaller-than-the-original products but it this case, it's works, and  it's a great way to try their makeup line to see what colors etc will work for the recipient.

Price: $85 @ It’s currently out of stock but if you need this for a last minute gift, you’re better off getting it in one of their stores. Call ahead of time!

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Friday, December 21, 2012

2012 Holiday Pick - Kat Von D Starry Eyes Makeup Palette

She’s into Vemon and Motörhead, tattoos and dates one of the best electro-house music producers of the past decade and she’s cool enough to have a makeup line.

Kat-Von-D-Starry-Eyes-Makeup-PaletteWhat it is: KAT VON D Starry Eyes Makeup Palette – 4 Eye Shadow Trios in Felix, Helmüt, Lohnër, Requiem, Everlasting Love Liquid Lipstick in Lolita and Adora.

Why I like it: I love this not only because of the mucho shadow colors you get for the price but the quality is great. When was the last time you used up a whole shadow? Exactly. Instead of giving us a ton of a few colors, they give us 3 in each color family. And were these modeled after the Inglot brand’s shadows? Hmmm.

Price: $34 only @

Thursday, December 20, 2012

2012 Holiday Pick - LUSH ... Had A Very Shiny Nose

Lush-...-Had-a-Very-Shiny-NoseIf you’re talking gift giving, then the LUSH brand should jump into your brain as all of their products are great for giving.

What it is: LUSH … Had A Very Shiny Nose

Why I like it: Gift sets are the total way to go and this one is all wrapped up and ready. It contains: Mr. Punch soap (3.5oz), The Olive Branch Shower Gel (3.3oz) and Sandy Santa (3.6oz). No small sample sizes here.

Price: $23.95 @

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

2012 Holiday Pick - Clinique Whole Lotta Colour Set

What it is: CLINIQUE Whole Lotta Colour Set

Why I like it: lip balms are just lip balms unless they have a kick o’ color like these do. And this set is perfect for the beauty lover on your list. She may own one but with this set you get 5 of their best sellers. Colors include: Oversized Orange, Curvy Candy, Richer Raisin (my personal fave), Chunky Cherry, Super Strawberry.

Price: $34.50 @



Monday, December 17, 2012

2012 Holiday Pick - Faves from Sephora

The Sephora brand always has such great holiday items that it’s hard to just pick one and they are reasonably priced. So here are a few I’m recommending from them this season.

What it is: SEPHORA Set of 5 Eye Jumbo Liner 12HR Wear

Why I like it: I love jumbo eye pencils because they are so easy and quick to apply and each of these shades are basic must-haves: Taupe, Kaki, Black, Purple Glitter, White Glitter

Price: $30 @

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Friday, December 14, 2012

2012 Holiday Pick - Urban Decay Feminine, Dangerous, Fun Palettes

Do you like safe neutral colors or do you once in a while like to add a dash of edge to your eye look? If you have someone on your list that loves color, this next one is for them.

Urban-decay-feminine-dangerous-fun-palettesWhat it is: URBAN DECAY Feminine, Dangerous, Fun Palettes

Why I like it: Some of the colors in each palette have some spark and some are a little more on the neutral side. UD’s eye shadows are a great quality so you’ll get a ton of combos out of whichever one you choose. And with these, they are introducing a new Pigment Infusion System, that helps give each its rich velvety texture and staying power.

I think each case was feeling a little lonely as each includes a mini Lip Junkie Lipgloss inside. Aww! And the zippered vinyl case is just so unique and feel sleek when I run my fingertips along it.

Price: $36 each @

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