Saturday, December 14, 2013

A few of my favorite things...

Hello Lovelies! 

I hope everyone is very happy and healthy this holiday season. The decorations, the festive cheer, spending time with family and friends and getting ready for the New Year ahead makes this time of the year the happiest for  me. 

Another thing that makes me unbelievably happy is shopping :) and so I want to share with you my top picks for beauty related gift sets that you can gift to someone or even yourself this year! No matter what holiday you celebrate- there are tons of great holiday steals we can all take advantage of for Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanza or just because you want a bargain. 

So lets get started on my favorite gifts sets out there this year!!

1.Nocturnals Mini-Kit : Pigments and Glitter. M.A.C. always has some great holiday sets  from eyeshadow kits to face palettes. Every year I always pick up at least one holiday kit from M.A.C. This year I bought the "Nocturnals Mini-Kit : Pigments and Glitter" in the Black & Gold selection. The box  set has 3 M.A.C. pigments, which are a  smaller version of their regular pigments in the colors: Naked, Museum Bronze & Copper Sparkle, and 2 glitters in: Gold & Black. It retails at 32.50$ and the other color options are in Silver & Violet and Green & Teal. I think this is a must-have this season simply because it is such a great value. I personally love M.A.C. pigments, they are easy to use, have AMAZING color payoff, are very versatile and they last a really long time, because a little goes a long way. They have some other great holiday gift sets but this one is my fave right now.

2.Sephora Collection Blockbuster. Now this is MASSIVE. Okay so I think this is a fabulous gift for someone who is obsessed with makeup and is on a budget or maybe even someone who is just starting out as a make-up artist. It is a palette of 130 colors for the eyes, lips and face. For 59$ you get 72 eyeshadows, 28 lipglosses, 7 blushes, 18 cream eyeliners, 3 concealers , 1 lip primer, 1 eyeshadow primer, a double ended eyeshadow brush and a double ended blush brush. What a mouthful. This palette has tons of colors from neutrals to brights, which allows you to create countless looks or work on many different skin tones. Sephora products are good and for the price, this is really worth it. 

3.The Tarte of Giving. This collection you will not want to miss, trust me. It is such an amazing gift set and it comes with so much High-Quality stuff. I personally love Tarte, I think that their products are great quality and I love that they think about what types of ingredients they use in their stuff. So this travel makeup bag bag folds out and had 3 sections full of products. At the top it has: 1 Deluxe Pure Maracuja Oil, 1 Deluxe Maracuja Oil C-Brightener Eye Treatment, 1 Blush in Memorable, 1 Deluxe Cheek Stain and 1 Deluxe Lights,Camera, Lashes Mascara. In the middle section you have a pull out palette that has  20 top quality, super pigmented, very beautiful eyeshadows in matte and shimmer shades. And finally at the bottom you have 8 mini Maracuja Lip Glosses in variations of pinks, reds and purples. Wow, that's alot. For 59$ you get all of this and lets not forget the makeup bag. I just love this and I personally think for the quality of the products, the quantity you get is incredible. In my opinion Tarte has the best holiday gift set compared to all the other major beauty and cosmetics companies this year.

4. Josie Maran Argan Head to Toe Radiance Duo. This can be a great stocking stuffer or a great simple gift on its own. I love Josie Maran's Argan oil, I use it as a moisturizer at night and it leaves my skin feeling radiant and super soft. This duo is 20$ and you get a mini Pure Argan Oil with Radiance, which can be used as a moisturizer on your face and body, on your cuticles and of course directly under makeup to give you a beautiful glow. You also get a mini Argan Oil Hair Serum with Radiance that you can use on wet or dry hair to help condition, give your hair a beautiful shine and to help tame fly-aways, and of course they both smell amazing.

So that sums it up. All of my favorite holiday deals that you can spoil your loved ones with :)
Everything can be found at Sephora except of course for the M.A.C. Cosmetics product. 

Happy holidays everyone! 

lots of love,