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Give the gift of beauty to your loved ones this holiday season. Whether they’re into beauty or not, I’m sure these gift ideas will win them over. Some of these also make great stocking stuffers – Happy Holidays!

Sephora Fragrance Sampler for Her $50

Whoever came up with this idea is a genius! I love giving these as a gift because it never disappoints. This set comes filled with 12 sample sized fragrances from various designers like Juicy Couture,  Versace, Givenchy, and Prada. After sampling each one, they can choose their favorite and redeem a full size bottle at the store. Sephora also sells a sample set for men too.

James Bond 007 Fragrance Gift Set $30

I got this for my boyfriend for his birthday and he loved it and so did I. This cologne is a blend of bergamot, lavender and crisp apple for a fresh and powerful experience.  Set includes a 1.0 oz. cologne spray & 1.7oz. shower gel.

Lorac Eye Candy Full Face Collection $59

This ultimate beauty kit comes dressed up as a box of fancy chocolates. This limited edition holiday collection features six palettes for eyes, lips, and cheeks. Just like a box of chocolates, this set is filled with rich shades of browns and shimmering nudes. HSN also has a similar set with four palettes for $40.

Kiehl’s Ultimate Man Refueling Set $58

I’m always trying to find ways to get my boyfriend to start a skincare routine. If your guy likes to pamper himself – then this is the gift for him! It’s filled with all the essentials he needs like shave cream, face wash and moisturizer – plus a few extra items.

Philosophy Think Beautiful Thoughts Skin Care Gift Set $39

This year give the gift of gorgeous skin. This gift set features a 3 oz. purity made simple facial cleanser, one microdelivery triple-acid brightening peel pad, a 0.5 oz hope in a jar moisturizer for all skin types, a 0.375 oz when hope is not enough facial firming serum and a 0.25 oz eye hope multitasking eye cream.

Braun Series 5-550cc Men’s Shaving System Gift Set – Includes Bonus Fusion Pro Glide Styler $149.99

This is a great shaver that’s designed to leave your man’s face nice and smooth. The best part is that after the shave, the Braun Clean & Renew System automatically cleans, charges, and lubricates the shaver at the touch of a button! This set also includes a bonus Fusion Pro Glide Styler – you know the one that features Adrien Brody and Andre 3000 in the commercials. It’s a 3-in-1 facial hair styling tool that trims evenly, shaves closely and edges accurately.

(Photos courtesy of Sephora, James Bond, Lorac, Kiehl’s, Philosophy and Braun)


This limited edition smolderEYES collection is the perfect gift for your beauty obsessed friend this holiday season. Tarte Eye Catchers smolderEYES Collector’s Set features 5 full size smolderEYES Amazonian clay waterproof liners in brand new shades – ash violet, rainforest black, gold, champagne, and gunmetal –  and 1 skinny smolder Eyes liner in onyx.  These liners are vibrant and stay on all day. It’s infused with Amazonian clay which helps keep oil at bay so that your liner lasts all day long. You can use it as an eyeliner for a bold look or as an eyeshadow for a smoky look. All the colors look beautiful paired together or worn separately.

From top to bottom: champagne, gold, gunmetal, ash violet, rainforest black, and onyx

Tarte Eye Catchers SmolderEYES Collector’s Set $39 also available at

(Photo courtesy of Tarte)

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(Photo courtesy of WWD)


The new MAC Glamour Daze Collection will help you shimmer and shine this holiday season! These limited edition colors are highly pigmented and give your eyes and lips a dazzling pop of color. Get glammed up this holiday season with MAC!

MAC Extra Dimension Eyeshadow $19.50 (Limited Edition)

A Natural Flirt – Soft peachy nude
Evening Grey – Steel silver
Divine Blue – Mid-tone aqua
Stylishly Merry – Mid-tone dusty violet

A quick sample look I created using MAC A Natural Flirt, Evening Grey, and Divine Blue

MAC Kohl Power Eye Pencil $16.50 (Limited Edition)

Orpheus – Intense black with gold pearl

MAC Lipglass $16.50 (Limited Edition)

Pink Fade – Light creamy pink

Talk Softly to Me – Light creamy coral pink

Flight of Fancy – Rich purple

MAC Lipstick $16.50 (Limited Edition)

Outrageously Fun – Mid-tone magenta violet (Cremesheen)

(Photos courtesy of MAC Cosmetics)


For a limited time, Macy’s and Clinique are offering a free gift with a minimum purchase of $23.50. The free gift is valued at $65.00 and it includes:

◙  Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel or Lotion

◙  High Impact Mascara in Black

◙  Pink or Nude Eye Shadow Duo and Blush in one go-anywhere compact + Almost Lipstick

All these free goodies come in a colorful Cosmetics Bag set.

Starting today, in stores and on-line at Macy’s while supplies last or until October 20th!

(photo courtesy of Clinique)

The M∙A∙C Marilyn Monroe Limited Edition Collection is a beautifully crafted homage to the sexy starlet. The collection features plenty of deep reds and sparkly shades of gold and silver, all inspired by her iconic look. Get a taste of Marilyn and old Hollywood with these fab colors for lips, eyes, and nails!

Lipstick – $16.50 (Limited Edition)

Pure Zen – Frosted warm nude (Cremesheen)










Scarlet Ibis – Bright orange red (Matte)









Love Goddess – Mid-tone pink red (Satin)

Charmed I’m Sure – Dark true red (Matte)

Deeply Adored – Deep scarlet (Matte)


Dazzleglass – $21.50 (Limited Edition)

Phiff! – Sheer yellow peach (Frost)

Little Rock – Soft sheer white with pearl (Frost)


Nail Lacquer $17.50 (Limited Edition)

Rich, Rich, Rich – Glittery gold (Pearl) (Online Exclusive)

Kid Orange – Coral (Cream)

Flaming Rose – True red (Cream)

Stage Red – Dark berry red (Cream)

Vintage Vamp – Rich deep retro wine (Cream)

Large Eyeshadow $21.00 (Limited Edition)

How to Marry – Soft white (Veluxe Pearl)
Preferred Blonde – Pale champagne beige (Veluxe Pearl)
Silver Screen – True silver (Veluxe Pearl)
Showgirl – Dark blue grey (Veluxe Pearl)

Powder Blush $22.00 (Limited Edition)

Legendary – Pale soft coral (Satin)

The full collection will be available online on September 27th and in stores nationwide on October 4th.

Mobile Users: Open this link from your smartphone to download exclusive Marilyn Monroe Wallpaper. For a limited time, choose from 5 designs!

(photos courtesy of and Mac Cosmetics)

If you’re a fan of Urban Decay’s Naked Eyeshadow Palette, then you will love their new Smoked Eyeshadow Palette. It includes everything you need to create the perfect Urban Decay smoky eye. This palette has a combination of neutrals, jewel tones, and dark shades; with a mix of matte and shimmer finishes. The shades in the palette are: Kinky, Freestyle, Mushroom, Backdoor, Blackout, Barlust, Rockstar, Evidence, Loaded, and Asphalt. I just love creative makeup names, Urban Decay and Nars names or my favorites!  The kit also includes a 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil in Perversion and a travel size Eyeshadow Primer Potion and it all comes in a zippered mirrored case.

In need of look ideas? Urban Decay has got you covered! The kit features a step-by-step guide to 12 smoky eye looks, written by Urban Decay Founder Wende Zomnir.

This palette looks very promising, I am a huge fan of jewel tone smoky eyes, there is just something so sexy and mysterious about them.

Urban Decay Smoked Eyeshadow Palette $49


The All Natural Face is a vegan cosmetics and bath & body company. They strive on providing all natural and pure products. The mineral shimmer eye shadow is extremely pigmented. The Rose Gold shade looks like a maroon with rose gold shimmer. The shimmer is gorgeous and the base color is nice as well. The also offer product samples. Great eyeshadow!

The All Natural Face Vegan Mineral Shimmer Eye Shadow – Rose Gold $3.50

Maybelline just launched a new gel eye shadow within their Eye Studio line. Color Tattoo is a long-lasting (up to 24 hours) cream gel eyeshadow that uses “ink technology” to deliver a blast of color to your lids. This product is highly concentrated and seems almost semi perminent. Once applied, if feels light and as if you have nothing on. It looks heavy, but doesn’t feel heavy! I chose Tenacious Teal and Painted Purple to test out.

Tenacious Teal is an electric teal that pops out at you. I love this color and I am so glad I got it! It was easy to apply, I used a flat synthetic brush and used my fingers to soften out the edges. It stayed on all day and didn’t smudge.

Painted Purple is a bright purple gel eyeshadow. I did not like this one as much as I liked the teal shade. This color went on blotchy and I had some trouble working with it. I’m not sure why, since the other color was such a breeze to apply! In order to achieve somewhat of a  “good” look, I had to finish off by patting in the color. Swiping it on was just removing the shadow instead of adding to it. This shade was not as bright and shiny as the teal shade either.

So in the end, I love Tenacious Teal and I need to play with Painted Purple a bit more, maybe it will look good as an eyeliner! Great product for its price.

Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24HR Cream Gel Shadow $6.99

Avon SuperSHOCK Eye Liner is their new gel liner. I decided to try Metallic Teal and Burnished Copper. The colors are pretty, but not as pigmented as I hoped they would be. It goes on faint and streaky. I had to really work with the product and pack it on to achieve my line. It doesn’t look too bad once you work hard at it, but I would prefer to spend the money and get the Bobbi Brown Gel Liner instead. With Bobbi’s one swipe and you’re done!

I did like using Burnished Copper as an eyeshadow. The color looks great with my skin tone and I can definitely play it up for summer. I applied it over my Urban Decay primer, for added staying power.

Avon SuperSHOCK Eye Liner $7 (currently on BOGO sale)

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