Saturday, December 21, 2013

Gift Picks: Because Now You’re Desperate!

What It Is: Ok, it’s the weekend before Christmas and you’re not even close to being done, so here are some recommendations to help you knock it out quickly. So if you go by online, most sites have expedited shipping. If you go by store, you’ll find these sets in the major department stores or Sephora. Don’t sacrifice quality just because you are late to the game!!

Why I Like ALL  of These: Quality, Price and Usability! So here are gifts that are guaranteed to get a “WOW!” out of the recipient.


BARE ESCENTUALS Degrees of Dazzlingnow marked down to $49 @

What It Is: 20 of their bareMinerals Eyecolors in 4 different finishes.

Why I Like It: Heck, what’s not to like?? This set rocks!


MARC JACOBS Trio Rollerball Gift Set - $39 @

What It Is: 3 of his best-selling scents: Daisy Eau So Fresh, Dot and Daisy.

Why I Like It: Even though I think these scents are more reserved for the springtime, it’s good to stock up now! And I love a rollerball form for the purse.



TARTE 'Off the Cuff' Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Palette & Bracelet - $85 @ – last I checked, they only have a few left in stock so if you are headed to the mall check the department stores for Sephora for this one.

What It Is: 5 of their blushes and an eco-friendly bracelet with a cute bow for you to wear!

What I Like It: This is where value comes into play. These blushes are normally $26 each and I looked up the grams of these vs the stand alone and these come in only 1.1 gram less than the stand alones. Do the math, if you feel like it! And you get the bracelet with this set.

TARTE 'Clutch the Spirit' Lipgloss Set & Clutch - now marked down to $22 @

What It Is: 8 deluxe Maracuja Lipglosses and a hard case clutch to carry them all in, or a few and some other items. While I’m not too wild about the purple-y/gold look of the clutch, it might just prove to be quite versatile.

Why I Like It: Yes, I had to pick another Tarte item from their Holiday Collection as they really seem to get the whole value thing and they get creative with their sets.


LORAC Rockin’ Red Hot Mini Lip Gloss Collection – now marked down to $17 @

What It Is: 8 limited edition mini lip glosses that pack in some good-for-lips ingredients like grape seed, acai berry, and vitamins A, C & E.

Why I Like It: the price cut, for one, and how many times have you used up a lip gloss? Exactly!

TOO FACED Beauty Blogger Darlings - $20 @

What It Is: Any makeup company that recognizes us beauty bloggers gets my vote and so do these products!

What I Like It: Each of these 4 products has reached cult status in the blogosphere and each is deluxe sized in this set: Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer, Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer, Better Than Sex Mascara, and Shadow Insurance Eye Shadow Primer.  

Disclosure: Some of these items were provided for review purposes. Some I bought.


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