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 @



Tuesday, December 18, 2012

2012 Holiday Pick - Principessa Hand Cream + Foot Balm set

What it is: PRINCIPESSA limited edition Hand Cream & Foot Balm Set

Why I like it: I am such a fan of this line and proves that indy brands rock! Focused on the three P’s, perfume, performance, and packaging, this duo is mini sizes of their Cattiva Diva Hand Cream and Luxurious Foot Balm will give you a taste of what this line is about.

Price: $14 @


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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Sunday, December 16, 2012

2012 Holiday Pick - Napoleon Perdis Magical Owl Brush Collection

What it is: NAPOLEON PERDIS Magical Owl Brush Collection (12/6 email)

Why I like it: I can’t stress enough what a great gift a nice set of makeup brushes make. I think it is a part of beauty that is often overlooked and gets an afterthought, when it comes down to it. This set’s brushes are all made of natural (hmm, wonder what that means exactly…) and synthetic hairs. Brushes include: Powder/Blush Brush, Foundation/Primer Brush, Foundation/Buffing Brush, Angled Eye/Brow Liner Brush, Sponge Eye Shadow Brush, and Crease Eye Shadow/Lip Brush. And they come in the cool black owl-embellished wristlette. So cute!

Price: $59 @


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 @

Monday, December 10, 2012

2012 Holiday Pick - Tarte Carried Away Collector's Set

This next one is for the ultimate beauty lover on your list. I mean she has to qualify!

  1. Does she carry more than 5 lippies in her purse?
  2. Can she see the top of her dresser or is it cluttered with all kinds of makeup?
  3. Does she use more than one mascara to get her ultimate eye look?

If you answered yes to all three of these quesitons, you've got an addict on your hands and this next one is sure to feed it.

What it is: TARTE Carried Away Collector’s Set and the value of this is $512 if you purchased them all separately. Wow!

Here’s what’s inside this cool folder:

  • .07oz Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Adventurous (shimmering rose)
  • .07 oz Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder
  • 8 x 0.059 oz Maracuja Lip Glosses
  • .16 oz Lights, Camera, Lashes! 4-In-1 Mascara
  • Face brush
  • 24 x 0.06 oz Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow
  • Adventurer bag

Why I like it: Really? I have to state this? It’s pretty obvious, no? And how about the totally doable price? And I put the below picture on its side so you could get a closer look at the contents.

Price: $52 @


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