Monday, December 23, 2013

Last Minute Gift Suggestions for the Holiday

Unbelievable that Christmas is in 2 days, yeah!!!! :)

Here are last minute suggestions (good luck):re we go:


ELF 10 Brush Collection for $10.00 (on sale for $9 until 12.14.).  This is a set of brushes for the face and eyes.  Great deal!

ELF 32 eyeshadow Palette for $6.00 has multiple colors and can be used for an everyday look.  The palette is a medium size.

ELF Shimmer Gloss for $5.00 comes with 4 colors.

ELF 18 eyeshadow palette is small enough to carry in your purse and a duo brush applicator enclosed. It retails for $5.00.

Click on the link below to see more ELF's Holiday Collection - the line has more palettes and nail polishes sets. is my favorite from Sonia Kashuk - a BEAUTIFUL 10 piece brush set starting with the packaging in GOLD!!!  This brand is well made and affordable.  The set retails for $29.99

Sonia Kashuk 'Emerald Jewel' Cosmetic Bag is Gorgeous!!!  The color is such a tease and has 2 layers.  This retails at $16.99

Earmuff headphones....isn't this great!!!  You can still listen to music while staying warm and stylish.  It's super cute.  This retails for $15.00.  It comes in different colors:|All|matchallpartial|all+categories&lnk=snav_sbox_headphones+earmuffs

And of course the typical choices of scarves; gloves; set; hat; top; shawl; and accessories - sunglasses, earrings, necklace, set; purse/bag.  

The BEST time to shop at Sephora is during the holiday.  Many brands come out with sets that are affordable except it sells out quickly so if you can grab it buy it.

I immediately fell in love with this tin from Benefit Cosmetics starting with the packaging, colors, products and price.

Inside the tin you get a full size They're Real mascara, full size Porefessional Primer, travel size Sun Beam highlighter and a travel size Coralista lip gloss all for $36.00

Inside the tin (a lot of space)
Products Inside
The Top (purple with gold knob)
This is a great gift to yourself or a loved one.  You can also fill it up with additional products of your option.  The fact that this tin is reusable is perfect.  I would reuse it as a brush holder. 

Josie Maran escape to Morocco Holiday Hair & Body Beautifiers

I've always wanted to try this product but it's a bit pricey.  The 100% Pure Argan Oil alone is $48.00 for a 1.7 oz.  However, in this set you'll get travel sizes of Josie's 6 products that includes: 
  • 100% Pure Argan Oil
  • Argan Cleansing Oil
  • Argan Infinity Intensive Creamy Oil
  • Argan Oil Hair Serum
  • Whipped Argan Oil Hand Cream in Vanilla Apricot
  • Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter in Vanilla Apricot 
The value of this set is $68 but it retails at $39.00.  I want to try this brand for Pure Argan Oil and Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter in Vanilla Apricot that smells DELICIOUS!

Smashbox Wonder Vision

L to R: Cosmic, Sparks and Flash
Swatches of 'Cosmic' Set (sorry for he blurriness)
I am really impressed with Smashbox holiday sets this year - very nice!  This palette comes in 3 different sets and the colors are so pigmented.  The swatches above are without any primer or base.  If you can't find it in your local Sephora, shop online because it's on sale from $32.00 to $24.00.  Click on link below- 

Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder for a Natural, Healthy Glow
I LOVE Laura Mercier Cosmetics.  It's a bit on the high end but all worth it.  If you didn't get your hands on the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette that sold out so quickly, I would recommend this powder in 01 Golden Nude.  It's light on the skin and very pretty.  It comes in 4 different shades and retails for $36.00. 

Swatch of the powder (on my knuckle)
Click on the link for swatches to all 4 shades:

Last, you can always get a gift card and call it a day!

Happy Holidays to you all!

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