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It’s Not Too Late to Get The Perfect Gift With Sephora!

Did you realize you forgot someone on your list? Or maybe you have someone you just haven’t found the perfect gift for. Well fear not! Head into your local Sephora store for a plethora of holiday gifts ideas sure to please anyone on your list. Here are a few of my favorites this year:


formula x bottle service

This will make any nail polish lover squeal with delight. Not only for the super cute packaging but the fact its chock full of amazing Formula X nail color. A personal favorite of mine, Formula X colors last longer that most and resists chipping of fading. I love the brush it makes application a cinch which is great for unsteady hands like mine.

Formula X Bottle Service Set $36.50

What it is: 
A limited-edition 10-piece mini nail polish set with bestselling bold and neutral shades featured in premium champagne bottle packaging.

What it does:
Pop open a bottle and get lacquered up with 10 mini nail polishes imported directly from the Formula X Color Cuvée MMXV. Five new, limited-edition cream and shimmer come together with five bestselling classics in a soirée of radiant reds, seductive nudes, and zesty bolds. The sophisticated champagne bottle-inspired packaging makes this gift set perfect for painting, exploring shades, and staying polished. These statement-making nail polishes are infused with Formula X’s patented No Compromise formula, and each top-shelf shade features ShineXcel™, an exclusive luminescent ingredient that enhances the color and overall brilliance for the ultimate lasting mani. Cheers to the perfect harmony of color, radiance, and a smooth, crisp finish.

This set contains:
– 10 x 0.13 oz Nail Color in X



fresh sugar lips set 2015


Just in time for winter this Fresh Sugar Lip Lovers collection has everything she needs to prep, protect and perfect her lips. I love Sugar Lip Treatment and carry it everywhere in the cooled weather. This was my first time trying the serum and I am really impressed. It left my lips so smooth and hydrated and no more dry or cracking spots no matter how long I am out schlepping in the cold.

Fresh Sugar Lip Lovers $45
A collection of Sugar Lip favorites to prep, protect, and perfect your lips bundled in a cheerful holiday gift box affixed with a festive bow. These Fresh favorites are designed to pamper lips in every way. Sugar Lip Polish gently exfoliates and conditions. Sugar Lip Serum Advanced Therapy nourishes and improves definition. Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy nourishes and smooths wrinkles. Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen offers sheer rose color and sun protection. Sugar Rose Shine Lip Treatment creates a luscious rose-tinted shine.



kate sommerville


True luxury in skincare, Kate Somerville has a huge list of celeb devotees due to her highly efficient products. If you are new to the brand this holiday collection is a great way to try out the brand and save some serious money over the normal retail price. I love the Gentle Daily Wash, it foams up nicely and removed any makeup and junk from my face rinsing clean and leaving my skin feeling refreshed and clean.  The ExfoliKate is an intense exfoliater that buffs away dead skin and leaves my skin bright and smooth. It it a heavier scrub than I am used to but I found it really left my skin feeling and looking amazing. Last but not least this kit has an excellent oil free moisturizer. Perfect for combo skin the formula is lightweight and absorbs instantly leaving my face hydrated but not shiny or greasy. Love this combo set and any girl or guy on your list will love it as well.

Kate Somerville Melrose Place Set $68
Let it glow. Give the gift of gorgeous skin this holiday season with Kate’s limited-edition gift set. Every facial at the Kate Somerville Skin Health Experts Clinic on Melrose Place begins with cleansing and exfoliating, and ends with moisturization. This special set features 3 of our best-selling essentials to help you achieve a fresh-from-the-Clinic glow at home.

The set includes:
ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment (2 oz): Kate’s best-selling exfoliator is infused with Scrubbing Exfoliants and Pineapple, Papaya and Pumpkin Enzymes to reveal a smoother, brighter, healthier-looking complexion after just 1 use.
Gentle Daily Wash (4 oz): This gentle, sulfate-free cleanser removes makeup and pore-clogging oil, while helping to maintain skin’s natural moisture barrier.
Nourish Daily Moisturizer (0.5 oz): As gentle as it is powerful, this age-defense moisturizer is formulated with Matrixyl 3000™ to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and nourish sensitive skin.

*A $135 value!


kores sleeping beauties


I love my Korres night creams! Since my first use I have been hooked on the Greek Yoghurt Advanced Sleeping Facial and I was excited to try the other two pots in this collection. How great are holiday kits? You get to try products you have been eyeing and the smaller holiday kit product sizes mean I get to try more for my money and decide what I love before buying the full size. I have been using the Black Pine for a week now and it might be pulling into the lead for a new fav. The product feels amazing on my skin and I love how it tightens and lifts my skin. I am prone to winter heck any season allergies and some days wake up with the dreaded puffy face. Since I started using the Black Pine Night treatment I have found my face is firmer and less puffy even on mornings I am in an allergy haze.

Whether the person on your list is a fan of Korres or new to the line, they are sure to love this set.

Korres Sleeping Beauties Overnight Treatment Trio $48
A trio of targeted overnight treatments that reveal better skin by morning.

Designed to work with your skin’s natural nightly repair cycle, each one of these Sleeping Beauties is formulated to melt into skin while you sleep, delivering a continuous dose of intense hydration and potent, targeted active ingredients. You’ll see visible results in as little as one night.

Get bright at night with Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial, which works while you sleep to improve radiance and give you smooth, petal-soft skin. Soothe while you slumber with Greek Yoghurt Advanced Nourishing Sleeping Facial, which contains a rich Greek yogurt concentrate with two and half times more protein than regular yogurt to calm and nourish skin. Lift while you drift with Black Pine Antiwrinkle Firming & Lifting Night Cream, featuring a blend of eight unique active ingredients, five of which are patented to firm, lift, and contour the look of skin.

Collections Includes:

Wild Rose Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial (0.51 fl oz / 15 ml)
Greek Yoghurt Advanced Nourishing Sleeping Facial (0.51 fl oz / 15 ml)
Black Pine Antiwrinkle Firming & Lifting Night Cream (0.51 fl oz / 15 ml)



sephora stand up and shine

sephora brush set 2015


An amazing value at $130 ($100 less than buying individually). A gift anyone will love from makeup novice to pro. This gorgeous rose gold collection contains every brush you could need from foundation, concealer, brow, lipstick and many more. And the beautiful cream colored case doubles as a standing easel or travel case. You might want to grab two this might be hard to hand off its so beautiful.

SEPHORA COLLECTION Stand Up And Shine Prestige Easel Brush Set $130
What it is: A makeup aficionado collector’s set with 12 high-performance PRO brushes and a special stand-up pouch. What it does: Embrace your artistic inspirations with this versatile set of brushes capable of creating entire looks from start to finish. The deluxe bristles effortlessly pick up product and flawlessly blend with ease. The professional case doubles as a standing easel, increasing visibility and accessibility to your brushes during application. Brushes feature metal handles that easily fit in the hand and have a limited-edition rose gold color.

This set contains: – Powder brush – Angled blush brush – Foundation brush – Concealer brush – Allover shadow brush – Small shadow brush – Crease brush – Smudge brush – Angled liner brush – Smoky liner brush – Lip brush – Brow comb and spoolie What else you need to know: All brushes are made of cruelty-free fibers. They are not tested on animals.


sephora buxom lip set 2015

buxom leave your mark set

One of my favorite holiday collections, I am just using the last bits of my collection from last year. Buxom glosses are one of my favorite very pigmented, super long wearing and never sticky. I love the shine and color they give my lips and this year’s collection has amazing colors. I love the smaller size I tuck one in my car, purse, overnight bag basically everywhere I can think of. Not only do these make my lips look good they feel great on.

Buxom Leave Your Mark Full-On Lip Polish & Lip Cream Set
What it is:
A 15-piece collection of mini Full-On® Lip Polishes and Lip Creams.

What it does:
The Full-On Lip Polish & Lip Cream Set features mini sizes of lip polishes and lip creams that let you experiment with tingling, lip-plumping looks in nudes, pinks, reds, and plums. Glide on each lip color’s shimmering and glass-smooth finish to leave lips saturated in decadent shine.

This set contains:
– 8 x 0.07 Mini Full-On Lip Polish in Bunny (fresh peach nectar), Jennifer (flirty fuchsia), Olivia (pink disco), Sandy (almost naked), Sophia (sweetheart pink), Starr (sweetheart pink), Taylor (crimson flame), Zoe (dazzling orchid)
– 7 x 0.07 Mini Full-On Lip Cream in Berry Blast (vivid fuchsia), Cherry Flip (red poppy), Dolly (sultry mauve), Hot Toddy (toasty nude), Pink Lady (electric pink), Purple Haze (ripe grape), White Russian (nude pink)


sephora foreo luna set hliday 2015


If you want to wow her this year look no further than the Foreo Luna Holiday Cleansing Collection. This limited edition set has everything she needs for complexion perfection. The Luna is a cutting edge cleansing device that uses T-sonic pulsations with silicone touch points to give you superior cleansing.  It removes makeup, dead skin cells and will help unclog pores all while being gentle on her skin. And this exclusive set comes with two Fulls size Boscia Products to cleanse and moisturize her skin. But wait… there’s more!! Just for a bit more pampering this set has an amazing Boscia Vitamin C Brightening Hydrogel Mask that will leave her looking and feeling amazing. And you will be hearing how amazing a gift giver you are the more she uses it and sees the amazing results.
Foreo LUNA™ Holiday Cleansing Collection With Full Size Boscia Products For Sensitive/Normal Skin $199
A unique skincare device that utilizes T-Sonic™ pulsation technology to gently dislodge makeup and dirt from pores, paired with three incredible, full-size Boscia products for a complete beauty regimen for sensitive to normal skin types.

What it is formulated to do:
This complete beauty regimen leaves skin with a youthful-looking glow. The LUNA™ Holiday Cleansing Collection is curated to provide a luxurious cleansing experience for sensitive to normal skin types. The LUNA™ effectively removes makeup and dirt from pores, leaving the skin looking naturally beautiful while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Purifying Cleansing Gel is a makeup remover and cleanser derived from amino acids to gently cleanse while preserving natural moisture. Tsubaki Beauty Oil is an antiaging botanical blend that works to provide serious hydration and protection against free radical damage. The innovative 100 percent Vitamin C Brightening Hydrogel Mask brightens, firms, and hydrates the skin.

This set contains:
– LUNA™ for Sensitive/ Normal Skin
– 5 oz full-size Boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel
– 1.7 oz full-size Boscia Tsubaki Beauty Oil
– 1.17 oz full-size Boscia Vitamin C Brightening Hydrogel Mask


You can check out these and all the other amazing gift ideas online at Then head to your local store to grab the perfect gift, most stores will be open Christmas Eve as well to make sure you have time to grab something special for everyone on your list.


Disclosure: I was sent complimentary samples for review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.


Sexy Stocking Stuffers


Holiday shopping can sometimes be a real bore. Even with the convenience of online EVERYTHING, the joy of gifting can get lost in the clicks. offers the most unique gifts that put the spice back into your shopping lists!

With out of the box fun and flirty gifts for your girlfriend, boyfriend, bridal party, sorority sisters and hey! even yourself… Luz de la Riva makes the perfect sexy stocking stuffer!



Luz de la Riva Lulu 24k Edible Massage Oil
It’s no surprise that the Lulu Edible Massage Oil tastes and feels luxurious, but now you can literally indulge yourself with an experience fit for Cleopatra with Lulu 24k! The addition of 100% edible 24k gold flakes make the oil an extra special treat for the body. Made with organic ingredients and oils and formulated with natural pheromones, Lulu 24k will certainly keep you feeling hot even when the temperature drops!

Price: $40.00




Luz de la Riva Sahara Shimmering Massage Oil
Give your skin a touch of sparkle this holiday with Sahara Shimmering Massage Oil. This shimmering body oil’s fragrance has been composed of natural aphrodisiacs which impart intoxicating aromas on the skin. Made with natural oils including coconut, jojoba almond and sesame oil, she will leave your skin feeling radiant and smooth. Who needs tinsel, when you have Sahara?

Price: $38.00



gift w purchase luz

Luz de la Riva Holiday Gift Set with Purchase
For the month of December, Luz de la Riva will be providing this sexy gift with purchase for ALL orders placed in the entire month! The sleek gift box includes mini versions of some of the brands best sellers including a Lola Body Wash, Sophia Soy Wax Candle and Sahara Shimmering Oil. Add this gift set to your sweeties stocking, or keep it for yourself! Nobody’s watching (but Santa!)

Price: Free, with any purchase for the month of December


Introducing the New H3 Lip Glosses from Mally Beauty!

mally h3 lip glosses

(Colors from left to right Orchid Berry, Tea Rose, Sweet Peach)

I wanted to let you know about the latest launch from Mally Beauty – the H3 Lip Glosses. Obtain triple the hydration and gorgois, luscious lips with this pout-perfecting gloss.

Get enviable, fierce coverage with this ultra-moisturizing high-shine gloss that is formulated with antioxidants and plenty of moisture, leaving your lips full and sparkling.


mally h3 glosses swatch

(Colors from top to bottom Orchid Berry, Tea Rose, Sweet Peach)

I am head over heels in love with the new Mally Beauty H3 Lipgloss line. The colors are gorgeous with a hint of shine but no over the top shimmer. They are so moisturizing and I love the patent sheen they leave on my lips. The best part the color lasts for hours, way more than I would hope for a gloss.

Finally a gloss that feels as good as it looks, leaving smooth, shiny lips with no stickiness! Stock up these would make great stocking stuffers or gifts for girlfriends. Just don’t forget to grab a few while you can.


Mally Beauty H3 LipGloss $20
The H3 stands for hydration, hydration, hydration! This weightless high shine gloss gives lips a moisturized, smooth, long lasting patent finish! Created to hydrate and treat those lips every time you apply, this lip saver will become your new go-to!

Available in six shades: Shimmering Nude, Sweet Peach, Tea Rose, Perfect Nude and Orchid Berry


The Mally Beauty H3 Lipglosses are available for purchase at


Disclosure: I was sent complimentary samples for review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

PUR Epic Illusion Contour Kit


Everything you need to contour at home or on the go is conveniently packed into the fantastic Pür Epic Illusion Artist’s Blush & Contour Palette.  Filled with six beautiful colors with shimmer and satin it has the perfect collection to highlight and contour a variety of skin tones.


I have very fair skin and found this shades were very easy to use without being too heavy and for darker skin tones the powder is very buildable to create the perfect tone for everyone.

My favorite is the Unreal to highlight above my cheekbones and the bridge of my nose. I use a mix of Fable and Fiction to contour under my cheekbone and along my jawbone. And the final touch is Mauvelous from the apple of my cheeks up along my cheekbone.

This palette is amazing and I have even used the shades as eye shadows in a pinch when I was away for the night. The colors have amazing pigment and apply velvety smooth. The best part is the product looks as good at the end of my day as it did at the start. Definitely one of the truest and longest lasting palettes I have used in awhile. Grab one now and keep everything you need for a beautiful contoured and highlighted look all in one easy to use palette.


PUR Epic Illusion Contour Kit $22.00
Create envious eyes, cheekbones, nose, and jawline with this blush and contour kit. These six blendable shades will help sculpt and define the face to create natural-looking definition and illuminate your best features.



PÜR Cosmetics does NOT test its products on animals.

Use each shade separately or combine. Apply darker shades under cheekbones, along the sides of the nose or forehead and under the jawline. Apply lighter shades under the eyes, across the forehead, down the bridge of the nose and across your cupid’s bow and chin. Blend for a naturally defined or dramatically sculpted look.

Available: or in ULTA Beauty stores nationwide.


Disclosure: I was sent press samples for potential review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.