Archive: Christmas Must-Have’s

Jocelyn’s Christmas Must-Have #6: Hello Kitty isn’t just for little girls!

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How fun are these new products from Hello Kitty? Check out The Red Bow Beauty Diaries.

First we have a diary for the ultimate collector that honors Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary with 15 pretty surprises—from accessories to makeup collectibles.

I think this adorable set would make any girl young or old, happy as could be!

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This collectible set offers 15 exclusive Hello Kitty color cosmetics and collectibles in one case. From lip glosses, to eye shadow sticks, liquid eyeliners, to a mini coin purse and a Hello Kitty figurine, this fun selection of trinkets is filled with all of Hello Kitty’s beauty secrets in one special place. Open the diary to reveal a special message from Hello Kitty herself as she gets ready for her party.

This set contains:
– Milk Money coin purse
– Charmmy hair tie
– 1974 figurine
– 16 x All Better bandages
– 2 x All Eyes on Hello Kitty eyeliner appliqués
– 1 pair Supercute accent nail appliqués
– 2 x 0.10 oz XOXO lip glosses in Strawberry Pink, Toffee Nude
– 2 x 0.14 oz Pretty in Pearl Eyeshadow Sticks in Hot Cocoa, Champagne Rose
– 2 x 0.14 oz Electric Slide liquid liners in Violet, Royal Blue
– 2 x 0.12 oz Plush Pout lip balm in Cherry Red, Coral Crush
– 0.30 oz Pink Streak hair mascara

*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.

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Only $25 at Sephora!

Want something a bit smaller? Check out the Pop-Up Party Eyeshadow Palette!

How cute is this thing!? At $25 this is also available at Sephora!

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Jocelyn’s Christmas Must-Have #7! Bon Voyage Collection Set and Travel Bag from Tarte!

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I am absolutely SMITTEN with this gorgeous new collection from Tarte! Introducing my Must-Have #7, this GORGEOUS new Bon Voyage Collection Set from Tarte! For only $59, you get $423 worth of products! $423!!! Can you believe that? And excuse me, but how gorgeous is the box it comes in? I would be as giddy as a school girl to see that under my Christmas tree!

Inside this beautiful lavender and gold box, is a even MORE beautiful travel bag  filled with a collection of limited-edition, oversized must-have beauty essentials for the eyes, lips, cheeks, and complexion!

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Tarte’s Bon Voyage Collector’s Set and Travel Bag features a whimsical, feminine design inspired by vintage Parisian glamour. The exclusive travel bag has a structured design and top handle to create the look of luggage, and the soft and dreamy patterns woven throughout the entire collector’s set is meant to reflect the sweet dream of romantic jet setting—Parisian style. This giftable set offers handpicked bestsellers for the eyes, lips, cheeks, and complexion and includes natural-looking shades that flatter all skintones.

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Create endless, dreamy looks wherever you go: the sleek statement eye shadow palette is perfectly paired with tarte’s iconic bestsellers in limited-edition, trendy shades for every holiday occasion, and the LipSurgence™ lip gloss can be worn alone for medium coverage and shine, or pair it with the included LipSurgence™ lip tint for amped up lip color. The lights, camera, lashes™ 4-in-1 mascara coats and lengthens every last lash, and the cheek stain leaves you with a natural, healthy flush to keep you glowing. The maracuja oil can be used as a daily facial moisturizer, and to finish off your makeup looks, dust on smooth operator™ Amazonian clay finishing powder over skin as a treatment, or on top of foundation for stay-put makeup.

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This set contains:
– 20 x 0.07 oz Amazonian clay eye shadows in Palace Of Versaille, Moulin Rouge, I Think I Cannes, My Own Cotes De Rhone, Boudoir Noir, Fall In Louvre, Provence Upon A Time, Eiffel For You, Too Haute To Handle, Bastille In The Night, Chantilly Lace, Merci You Later, No Champagne, No Gain, Take On Bordeaux, French Riviera, C’est La Vie, Marseille The Word, Play Nice, On A Good Notre Dame, Le Cordon Bleu
– 0.13 oz Deluxe lights, camera, lashes 4-in-1 mascara
– 0.17 oz Limited-edition deluxe cheek stain in Muse (soft nude)
– 0.27 oz LipSurgence lip gloss in Visionary (apricot)
– 0.06 oz LipSurgence lip tint in Romantic (peachy nude)
– 0.23 oz Deluxe maracuja oil
– 0.07 oz Deluxe smooth operator Amazonian clay finishing powder
– Limited-edition collector’s travel bag

Lets be honest…. WE WANT IT. Buy it for yourself. You deserve it.

$59 online or at your nearest Sephora!

*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 #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.