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Erin’s Christmas Must-Have #7

Make Her Up Must Have's 2014

 

This is a Christmas and New Years Must-Have, gorgeous ruby red lips! A beautiful red lip is the perfect way to accessorize any holiday look. And keep peoples eye’s up not on my handing grabbing another sugar cookie. ;)

Laura Mercier has all the tools you need for a sexy red lip, just be ready for a line waiting for you under the mistletoe.  Check out their Ruby Spark Lip Transformer Trio!

Get Laura’s signature red lip with these colour-coordinated essentials.

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Love this trio of products and the red is a truly wearable red. Below you can see my bare lip, followed by one coat of the Mini Lip Pencil in Ruby. I like how creamy the liner is, makes it very easy to get smooth lines without tugging or dryness.

Step 2 is one coat of Mini Creme Smooth Lip Colour in Red Armour. This lipstick is so creamy and smooth the color is such a gorgeous shade of red. And the final step is one coat of Lip Glace in Ruby Spark. Lip glace is gloss perfection! It’s long wearing without being sticky and leaves my lips feeling smooth and hydrated.

A great collection that creates a show stopping Ruby Red lip!

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Laura Mercier Lip Transformer Trio – Ruby Spark $32
This is true lip art – think of it as the latest way to decorate the lip. The colour-coordinated trio of Ruby lip essentials gives you Laura’s signature red lip. So play, experiment, explore, have fun!

TRIO INCLUDES:

  • Mini Lip Pencil in Ruby – (0.025 oz/ 0.7g)
  • Mini Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Red Amour – (0.07 oz/ 2g)
  • Full Size Limited Edition Lip Glacé in Ruby Spark – (0.15 oz/ 4.5g

This collection is a hot seller this season so hurry and grab one before they are all gone. Right now a lot of stores are sold out but I did find some available at Macy’s.

 

*Disclosure: I was sent these products to review for the site, I was not paid to write this post, and I was not compensated for my opinions. The opinions you read here are mine alone.

Erin’s Christmas Must-Have #8

Make Her Up Must Have's 2014

 

One of my favorite thing about the holidays is all the fantastic gift sets. Its a great time to stock up on favorites while trying new items. And you always save a bunch with a collection. Check out a few of my favorite collections all available at Ulta!

 

bareminerals holiday survival

I am a huge fan of bareMinerals but if you are new to the line this is a great little intro kit. A few great essentials to toss in your overnight bag .  The Hydrating Mineral Veil Finishing powder is the perfect way to brighten your skin. Pair that with the Well-Rested Face and Eye Brightener and you will look great no matter how long you danced the night away. Finish your look with the Jack of all Trades Lip Balm and you are brunch ready!

 

bareMinerals Holiday Survival Essentials Erin’s Christmas Must-Have #8 $26
Ulta exclusive! Bounce back from holiday indulgence with these four brightening and hydrating survival essentials, designed to keep you looking fresh, revived and ready to take on the new year.

A $56.50 value!

Collection Includes:

  • Mini Hydrating Mineral Veil Finishing Powder (0.05 oz.)
  • Mini Well-Rested Face & Eye Brightener (0.02 fl. oz.)
  • Jack of all Trades Lip Balm in Sure Thing (sheer plum) (0.14 oz.)
  • Mini Hydrate & Brighten Face Brush

 

 

pacifica

Pacifica makes some truly beautiful scents and this is a must-have trio. My favorite is the blood orange, such a fresh citrus scent I love it. And both the Indian Coconut Nectar and Tahitian Gardenia are gorgeous. I love the smaller roll on size perfect to stick in your purse, desk or gym bag for on the go freshening up.

PACIFICA Enchanted Roll-On Trio $19
Three of Pacifica’s most beloved scents in this grain alcohol perfume come together to be layered or worn alone. Featuring fab legacy faves, Tuscsan Blood Orange, Indian Conconut Nectar and Tahitian Gardenia. Pacifica’s portable Perfume Roll-Ons are perfect for those who want to take their favorite fragrance with them. It is also a valuable alternative for those who still love the way alcohol carries a scent but do not wish to use a spray. And they are the cutest little gems!

Fromulated without phthalates, parabens, carmine, beeswax, lanolin, mineral oils, propylene glycol, petroleum and peanut oil. No animal testing. 100% Vegan and cruelty-free.

 

ulta perfect wink

This is one of my favorite collections of the holidays. A crazy good deal a $25 this is one to treat yourself to. With 3 full size products and two deluxe sized samples this is everything you need for gorgeous eyes. The Lorac liner was new to me and wow is it easy to use. Perfect for people like me who love the look of liquid liner but have a shaky hand. I seriously love everything in this collection and the little handbag it comes in is perfect for a night out on the town. Just enough room to carry the essentials.

The Perfect Wink Ulta $25 (Sold out online maybe available in store?)
All the tools to create and the perfect eye! Five best selling beauty products tissue wrapped in a black metallic mesh zipper wristlet.

This set contains:

  • Benefit, They’re Real Mascara
  • Laura Geller GlamLASH
  • Mally Beauty LE  Volumizing Mascara (Full Size)
  • STILA Smudgestick Waterproof Eye Liner in Bluefin (Full size)
  • Lorac Front of the Line PRO Liquid Eyeliner in Black (Full size)

 

Ulta has so many great holiday collections and most are exclusive and limited editions. So hurry to your local Ulta store or check out Ulta.com to find the perfect gift.

 

*Disclosure: I was sent these products to review for the site, I was not paid to write this post, and I was not compensated for my opinions. The opinions you read here are mine alone.

Jocelyn’s Christmas Must-Have’s #8: Keep them wanting more with Mary Kay!

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I am SUPER impressed with all of Mary Kay’s holiday sets this Christmas. They’re fun, they’re pretty, they smell amazing. So many wonderful products to pick from – might as well grab them all!

I am BEYOND obsessed with their hand creams. Below I’ve tried the Vanilla Berry and Vanilla Mint – both smell good enough to eat! The cream smooths over your achey/wintery hands and does the trick immediately!

Above we have their Shower gel and Body Butter – and the set comes in an adorable tin. It’s the gift that comes in a gift box! Perfect! Done and done!

 

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And last but not least, check out their adorable Eu de Toilette Wand! It comes in a package cute enough to hang on your tree!

 

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TONS OF CHRISTMAS OFFERINGS to check out over at MaryKay.com

*Disclosure: I was sent these products to review for the site, I was not paid to write this post, and I was not compensated for my opinions. The opinions you read here are mine alone.


Jocelyn’s Christmas Must-Have #9 – Paint the Town with Formula X!

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I just love this time of year – when companies go all for their holiday packaging. I don’t know if you can tell…. but this is literally a paint can – full of mini nail polishes. 22 to be exact! That’s TWENTY TWO NAIL POLISHES.

And the best part? This AWESOME gift set is only $39!

I have a question for you. Who actually uses ALL of the nail polish in a nail polish bottle? If you ask me…. mini nail polishes are the way to go. I think these are the perfect size. The possibilities are endless!

This new limited-edition collection of 22 mini nail polishes from Formula X comes in bold classics, striking nudes, stunning glitters, six new and exclusive shades, and a how-to guide for four chic nail look—all housed in a reusable paint tin.

Liven up nails with the color possibilities of Formula X’s Paint the Town. With its dazzling assortment of 22 mini lacquers, housed in an adorable paint tin for the ultimate holiday gift, each polish features the patented No Compromise formula that offers invincible long-wear, highly-saturated color, and intense shine. They’re formulated with exclusive ShineXcel™, a luminescent ingredient that enhances color and sheen. Complete with a how-to guide for creating four nail looks, this set is perfect for the creative nail connoisseur who wants to paint her way through a versatile array of creams, pearls, and glitters.

This set contains:
– 22 x 0.13 oz Nail lacquers in Starlight (gold glitter), Pyrtotechnic (dynamite red), Astronomical (honeycomb nude), A+ (raspberry), Shockwave (raspberry purple glitter), Illusionary (silver pearl), Wunderkind (midnight blue pearl), Moon Sign (silvery blue glitter), Dark Matter (patent leather black), Dramatic (purple haze), Monumental (ivory gray), Perfection (smoky violet), Absolute Zero (silvery gray glitter), Ignite (smoking red), Luminosity (rose gold glitter), Gemini (orchid pink), Umph (charcoal pearl), White Matter (paper white), Fathom (slate blue), Need for Speed (metallic silver), Stratosphere (blue purple glitter), Pedal to the Metal (purple pearl)
– Paint pail
– Get the look guide

 

Buy yours here!

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Don’t want to commit to a full 22 mini’s? Try picking up these gorgeous holiday colors also from Formula X!

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*Disclosure: I was sent these products to review for the site, I was not paid to write this post, and I was not compensated for my opinions. The opinions you read here are mine alone.