Browsing Holiday Picks (2012)

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 @

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 @

Thursday, December 13, 2012

2012 Holiday Pick - T3 Source Shower Filter

There’s always someone on your list that you have no idea what they would like. You know they like beauty but have no idea what kinds of colors they wear or what items are their favorites. I’d say, if you don’t even know that, why not just drop them off your list altogether?? Ok, ok, I won’t be a scrooge! I have the perfect one for them here and I’m sure no one will outdo you with this one.

T3-T3-Source-Shower-HeadWhat it is: T3 Source Shower Filter

Why I like it: This completely unique beauty product that your recipient won’t get a dupe of is something you probably didn’t even know you needed! This showerhead filters out the chlorine in your water that can damage your hair and wreak havoc on your color. It uses a filtration process that they call Redox, which removes it and balances the water’s pH. And it’s ok to get yourself one too.

Price: $130 @

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

2012 - Holiday Pick - Stila Seeing Stars Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner Set

I wonder if there was a way to count what category had the most products in it. I bet it would be lipstick but I think eye liners are right up there too so you have to be choosy in your choices and there are some great ones out there but don’t you only want to give the best?

Stila-Seeing-Stars-Smudge-Stick-Waterproof-Eye-Liner-SetWhat it is: STILA Seeing Stars Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner Set – colors include Stargazer (black w/gold and silver pearl), Angelfish (metallic pewter), Tetra (deep shimmery purple), Moray (golden olive shimmer), Oscar Fish (warm brown w/gold pearl).

Why I like it: I swear by these liners and use one almost every time I wear makeup – lids or waterline, they last a long time. They are really smooth going on and the colors are all totally wearable. These are some of the best money can buy and what a great affordable set. Yes, you should get this for your bestie but I would also pick up a set for yourself.

Price: $32 @

Saturday, December 01, 2012

2012 Holiday Pick - Jouer Sparkle & Pop

I wanted to get this next pick up sooner than later as I think it would make a great hostess gift and I’m sure you will have quite a few parties you will be attending in the coming weeks.

What it is: JOUER Sparkle & Pop Holiday Party Favor – it contains a Chic Cocktail Ring, Beauty Fortune, Mini Champagne Bubbles and one of three Jouer Deluxe Samples: Body Butter, Essential Lip Enhancer or Glistening Lip Gloss.

Why I like it: I’m very familiar with Crackers from England as they are a very popular item around the holidays, especially Christmas and the days leading up to it. The traditional ones always contain a joke, a party hat and a prize. So it's clever that Jouer gave theirs a twist and packaged their item up inside one.

Price: $12 @

Thursday, November 29, 2012

2012 Holiday Pick - Bare Escentuals A Vision in Velvet

There’s nothing I love more than eye shadow and when I saw this collection, I knew it was a must have for any mineral makeup lovers on your list.

What it is: BARE ESCENTUALS A Vision in Velvet is 20 pots of eye shadow in a sleeve.

Why I like it: What’s not to like? And I love the size of each pot as the .28g of color is not an overwhelming amount but more than enough to try out each color quite a few times.

Price: $79 @ – that’s $3.95 a pot.  

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