Holiday Gift Guide — Gorgeous Beauty Gifts

Still looking for that perfect beauty gift or stocking stuffer?  I have some great choices for all price ranges today.

I usually do a favorites post on Sundays, but instead I am featuring gorgeous makeup, body care and an amazing skincare set that will makeup perfect gifts for any beauty junkie you love:

The Meaningful Beauty Beyond Starter Kit

The Meaningful Beauty Beyond Starter Kit ($50 USD) — Keep your skin merry and bright this holiday season with Meaningful Beauty by Cindy Crawford. Infused with powerful antioxidants and anti-aging technology, The Meaningful Beauty Beyond Starter Kit includes a 4 step regimen that will keep you glowing all winter long while revealing a perfectly polished, radiant complexion. The kit includes:

Youth Activating Melon Serum harnesses the anti-aging power of Meaningful Beauty while leaving the skin looking and feeling younger with twice daily use.

Intensive Triple Exfoliating Treatment works hard to give you spa-at-home results with no down time. Simply use twice weekly in the shower to banish dull, rough texture, dirt and impurities and reveal more visibly smooth and supple skin.

Environmental Protecting Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is a multi-tasking moisturizer designed to visibly firm, plump and hydrate the skin and to reduce environmentally induced damage that can lead to the visible signs of premature aging.

Overnight Retinol Repairing Crème is an intensely hydrating overnight that helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and increases the look of visible firmness and impart a smooth overall texture.

Purchase at Ulta and Ulta.com

 

Merle Norman Holiday 2017

Merle Norman Lush Lips Gift Set ($36 USD) Prep lips for a kiss with Merle Norman’s nourishing Lip Revive and an assortment of lip color treats. Top-selling Lip Pencil Plus in Mocha and Tender Kiss are paired with Creamy Lipcolor in Gold Illusion. This new, innovative limited edition shade adds a shimmer to any lip color or can be worn alone for a light blush of shimmering color.

Merle Norman It’s In The Eyes Gift Set ($66 USD) — Make an entrance with Irresistible Eyes. This set features limited-edition Soft Touch Eye Pencil Duos in
Meteor/Bordeaux and Pacific/Lilac, a full retail-size Mascara Primer and the Fat Lash Mascara Black.

Merle Norman Blissful Body Butters Gift Set ($25 USD) — Soften and smooth skin all over with this ultra-rich set of body butters in 3 delectable flavors that smell like your favorite holiday desserts! Cocoa & Vanilla, Apple & Cinnamon, and Sugar Cookie make the perfect.

Available exclusively at Merle Norman Studios beginning November 1st

 

Sephora Collection Easy on the Eyes Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora Collection Easy on the Eyes Eyeshadow Palette ($36, on sale now for $25 USD) — This palette of 30 shades in not-quite nudes with matte and metallic finishes creates flattering looks that are anything but ordinary. Shades are grouped by tone and depth, making it easy to find a custom color just for you. Large matte pans are used as a base, while smaller pans offer subtle pops of color in matte and metallic finishes. Whether your look is natural or bold, fair or deep, you’ll be sure to find color combinations that must have been made just for you.

Purchase at Sephora

Pixi Beauty Lid Lovelies Eye Shadow ($22 USD)  — A swish of these shadows illuminates eyes while adding depth & dimension. These 18 soft silky eye shades come in a natural mineral formula. Blend with a fluffy eye brush for a sheer natural looking effect.

Pixi Beauty Endless Silky Eye Pen Trio ($14 USD) — This limited edition kit includes some of our classic bestselling shades. Included is a limited edition colour exclusive to this kit in our bestselling award winning formula. Replace cap after use. Paraben Free

Purchase at http://www.pixibeauty.com

ybf Your Best Friend majestic matte lip collection

ybf Your Best Friend majestic matte lip collection ($28.80 USD) — A glorious girlfriend such as yourself deserves lips that can last while you’re taking names and conquering your dream! From all of us at ybf, we declare that all girlfriends near and far shall love their lips in our new majestic matte lip. Let your lips do the talking, girlfriend; they’ll love the all-day stay! This new formula bonds to your lovely lippies the way girlfriends bond to each other. This lip is going to stay put through your morning (and afternoon!) coffee. That’s a matte-er of fact!

Colours:
peachy keen
proud pink
magnificent magenta
awe-inspiring apple

Available at http://www.ybfbeauty.com

Buxom Lips Off Leash

Buxom Lips Off Leash ($59 USD) — This 15-piece mix of lip plumpers includes shimmer-shine lip polishes and glassy-smooth lip creams for two different finishes. With lip-loving vitamins and richly pigmented color, this collection is formulated with a unique peptide and hyaluronic acid booster to help stimulate collagen, build volume, and plump look of lips without irritation.

This set contains:
– 7 x 0.07 oz/ 2 mL Lip Polish in Brooke, Clair, Sophia, Jasmine, Stacy, Jill, Kayla
– 8 x 0.07 oz/ 2 mL Lip Cream in Pink Champagne, Peach Dacquiri, Dolly, Mudslide, Berry Bramble, Wild Orchid, Cherry Flip, Sangria

Purchase at Sephora stores and Sephora.com

Sephora Puff & Shine Shimmery Body Powder

Sephora Puff & Shine Shimmery Body Powder ($13 USD) — This shimmering loose powder with subtle color is perfect for lighting up features. With a super-soft brush, it’s easy to apply to the body, face, and hair for a light sparkle that amps up any look for the holidays.

Purchase at sephora.com and Sephora stores

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Mini Sets ($9.99 USD) — Jazz up those tips and get jolly with the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure™ holiday collection of mini sets; quaint quartets of festive polishes in festive hues. The Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure™ offers 7 benefits in 1 bottle, allowing you to skip the salon, for a party ready manicure. The chip-resistant polish with Keratin features all of the elements you know and need: base coat, strengthener, growth treatment, salon color in chic shades, top coat, and gel shine finish. The Complete Salon Manicure mini sets are ideal for stocking stuffers and holiday gift exchanges- or just a treat for a bit of self-indulgence.
Sally Hansen Vitamin E Nail & Cuticle Oil in Peppermint and Vanilla Buttercream, ($6.99 each USD) — For a limited time only, Sally Hansen’s Vitamin E Nail & Cuticle Oils come in two delicious holiday scents. The oils are available in either tasty vanilla buttercream or refreshing peppermint. Indulge your senses with the creamy and merry aromas that celebrate the holiday spirit. Your cuticles and nails crave moisture and protection during the cold holiday season, so grab these Sally Hansen Vitamin E Nail & Cuticle Oils for the perfect stocking stuffer gift. Enriched with a natural essential oil complex with Vitamin E, its formula leaves skin and nails feeling hydrated, soft, and healthy while helping to protect nails.
Purchase at a mass market retailer near you.
What fabulous beauty gifts are you giving – or wanting – this year?

Holiday Gift Guide — Makeup Stocking Stuffers

I stuff a lot of stockings each year — my husband, three daughters, my oldest daughter’s boyfriend and one for the dog and one for the cats.  Whew, that’s a lot of stuff to buy!

So, I love great ideas for stocking stuffers.  I do give my daughters lots of fun little beauty gifts like the ones below.  There are different price ranges included, so I’m sure you’ll find something affordable and that will make someone smile:

Sephora Collection Lip Balm

Sephora Collection Lip Balm ($5 USD) –This lip balm is made with a nourishing, comfortable formula that gives lips a light tint. This product comes in pink or nude (shown above) shades in a Sephora customized emoji tin.

Purchase at Sephora

ybf beauty up all night mascara ($16 USD) .. curling & volumizing mascara is a water-resistant all-in-one mascara formula that builds & fortifies lashes – just what every girlfriend needs! Your starry eyes are the perfect frame!
ybf beauty smooth blending sticks ($17 USD each) –Tired of pinching your cheeks for a little coulour? Tired of blushes that give you clown cheeks? Don’t fret, angel – our new, multi-purpose blending sticks solve that problem. We all need some rouge in our lives – so pamper yourself & look lively, vibrant & glowing! Be fabYOUlous!  You will receive (1) 0.21 oz/ 6 g blending stick in choice of: playful peach, perfect pink, chic champagne (highlighter) or radiant rose.

No7 Glamourous Nudes Eye Light Palette Holiday 2017
No7 Glamorous Nudes Eye Light Palette ($14 USD) — Features 8 nude eyeshadow shades in a gold packaged compact, perfect to bring on-the-go and apply touch-ups during holiday parties.
Available at Walgreens and Walgreens.com.

Pop Beauty 24K Face Base ($16 USD) — This light diffusing primer blurs imperfections while hydrating and restoring the skin. Micronized gold pearls boost the skin’s radiance while creating a smooth, even toned, illuminated base for your makeup application. Prepare your skin for an all day glow. Paraben free. Not tested on animals

Pop Beauty Pout On Point Lip Liner ($6 USD each) — Keep your pout on point with this tri-tipped liner that nourishes and prevents feathering in a few easy strokes. Define your line and withstand time.

Pop Beauty Prismatic Pop Illuminating Powder ($12 USD each) — Beam up your favourite features & make your skin POP with prismatic perfection! This ultra light reflecting illuminator seamlessly blends onto the skin for an ethereal finish; creating a multifacete d, three dimensional, luminous glow. Paraben free. Not tested on animals

Available at http://www.popbeauty.com

GrandeLIPS Fast Lip Fix Set

GrandeLIPS Fast Lip Fix Set ($29 on sale now for $14.50) — This four-piece set features mini sizes of Original Clear, Barely There, Pale Rose, and Hot Fuschia shades—perfect for any time of the year. Infused with Volulip™ and hyaluronic acid, GrandeLIPS Hydrating Instant Lip Plumper instantly improves lip volume in three to five minutes—adding a pop of lip-boosting color while hydrating dry areas. It offers an array of shades, including its original clear color, and its clinically proven formula increases overall lip hydration, volume, softness, and firmness in just 30 days of usage when applied twice daily. It layers effortlessly with other lip products and soothes the lips without any burning or irritation.

Purchase atwww.grandecosmetics.com

VMV Hypoallergenics Vanity Pair
VMV Hypoallergenics Vanity Pair ($54 on sale now for $35) — This VMVanity Pair consists of our bestselling, beauty editor-fave LIP GLOSS and Glitz Lipstick. Two Glam. Two Fab. Two Perfect. Each box contains 1 lip gloss and 1 lipstick, in one of two combinations, Cherry Fudge + Tango and Big Red + Smack.
Do you have any great beauty stocking stuffer ideas?  Let me know!

Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2017 Makeup Deals!

It’s almost her, Black Friday (and Cyber Monday)!  There are so many great deals going on now, and even better deals coming!

Here are some of my makeup picks for Black Friday/Cyber Monday:

Buxom Cosmetics

Black Friday/Cyber Monday —  Shown are some of the great sets they have available.

Date: November 24th – November 27th

Deal: Use code BFCM25 for 25% off + free shipping on www.BuxomCosmetics.com

 

Milk Makeup

Back Friday 11/24 — Liquid Strobe 3 for $30 (each is MSRP $24)

Cyber Monday 11/27 — $10 OFF ALL KITS

In addition, they will be running stellar deals every single day until midnight starting Tuesday, 11/21 through Tuesday, 11/28. Customers can check back at MilkMakeup.com or sign up for our emails to be the first to know about each awesome deal. And the deals are juicy – one day is $50 off their hairdryer!

JINsoon

Black Friday – 30% off entire order with code: FR130

Cyber Monday – Receive free bottle of JINsoon Soiree with any $32 purchase

PLUS free shipping on all online orders for the first week of December. Use your free shipping on the discounted box sets.

Antonym Cosmetics

ANTONYM: Starting Friday November 24th to Monday November 27th midnight you will receive 30% off any Antonym products and FREE shipping

https://www.antonymcosmetics.com

Sassy Lips Make The Moment Collection

SASSY LIPS: Starting Friday November 24th to Tuesday November 28th when you buy 2 Make the Moment Flower Lipsticks you will receive 2 FREE matte Keep em Guessing Lipsticks and FREE shipping.

http://www.sassylips.us

NARS Give & Take Event on narscosmetics.com beings next week! Please see below for all details:

  • Event info: All online purchases site-wide on narscosmetics.com will be 20% off*
  • Exclusivity: Narscosmetics.com features several items that are unavailable at any other retailer, including exclusive shades of Powermatte Lip Pigment, Audacious Lipstick, and cult favorite 413 BLKR collection. You can find images of  narscosmetics.com exclusives here.
  • Fun fact: This is the only time of year narscosmetics.com offers any discounts site-wide!
  • Event start date: November 23rd at 12:00AM EST
  • Event end date: November 28th at 11:59 PM EST

Lipstick Queen Cyber Monday deal.  As you binge on all the holiday deals and leftover turkey, make sure to check out Ulta.com for some great discounts on your fave beauty brands like Lipstick Queen! Receive this adorable makeup pouch and mini nude lip liner when you spend $30 or more on Lipstick Queen product.

 

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Makeup Gift Ideas

Still looking for the perfect gift for the makeup lover on your list? It is such a fun gift to receive!  When I give makeup, the recipient is always excited to have new colors to play with!

Don’t be afraid to give adventurous colors as gifts, too.  It gives the lady license to try something new and bold!

Below are some great gift ideas:

Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Pop Studio Set
Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Pop Studio Set

Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Pop Studio Set ($29 USD) — At Smashbox we’re all about sharing hot new talent. For our Holiday collection, we partnered with breakthrough artist Yago Hortal to bring you these mega-vibrant, limited-edition kits featuring all of our bestsellers in a range of shades—from bold pops of color to always flattering neutrals.

Includes:
•   Full Exposure Mascara (black)
•   Be Legendary Lipstick in Primrose (mauve pink)
•   Be Legendary Lip Gloss in Disco Rose (rich rose)
•   Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio in Spectral [Platinum (matte warm nude)
•   Bare (shimmery goldish brown)
•   Aubergine (dark matte plum)
•   Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio in Callback: Fortune (soft copper), Nude (matte soft caramel), Cocoa (metallic deep brown)

Available at http://www.smashbox.com

Maybelline Gilded in Gold Makeup Kit
Maybelline Gilded in Gold Makeup Kit

Maybelline Gilded in Gold Makeup Kit ($14.99 USD) Get a luminous look. This kit has everything you need to light up the night with a luxurious glow. The kit features shimmery and matte nude shadows, eyeliner, blush, highlighter and a red lip gloss. For flawless application, the kit includes step-by-step instructions and face charts to follow.

Available at select mass market retailers

It Cosmetics The Heavenly Luxe 6 pc Essentials Brush Collection ($50 USD) is a set of 6 essential must-have brushes and travel case that truly sets a new standard in the brush category by creating an ultra-luxurious, ultra-plush collection of brushes that work with all of your favorite products, but take them to a whole new level of airbrush application! We designed the sophisticated travel case to protect your brushes and allow for ease of storage and travel. The case also flips around and velcros, becoming a vanity stand for your brushes!

It Cosmetics Limited Edition Your IT Girl Lips! ($24 USD) — Experience the gift of youthful vitality with your perfect red lips that last! This limited-edition, 2-piece set includes your cutting-edge Blurred Lines™ Smooth-Fill Lipstick in IT Girl™ and a bonus Travel-Size YLBB™ Your Lips But Better Waterproof Lip Liner Stain in Cherry Flush. While Blurred Lines™ lipstick drenches your lips in rich color, lip-smoothing collagen and hydrolyzed filling spheres, the creamy YLBB™ lip liner enhances your lipstick and locks it in place with budge-proof definition. For skin as beautiful as your lips, this set also includes free samples of No. 50 Serum™ Primer, Your Skin But Better™ CC+™ Cream with SPF 50+ and Bye Bye Under Eye™ Concealer—try IT, love IT, believe IT!

IT Cosmetics Your Je Ne Sais Quoi Limited Edition ($28 USD) — Treat yourself or someone special to our award-winning, cult-favorite Vitality Lip Flush™ 4-in-1 Reviver Lipstick Stain and Vitality Lip Blush™ Hydrating Gloss Stain in Je Ne Sais Quoi®—your perfect flush of pink! Tucked inside a luxe-looking makeup bag that doubles as a clutch, this limited-edition duo also comes with bonus samples of No. 50 Serum® Primer, CC+® Cream with SPF 50+ and Bye Bye Under Eye® Concealer—try IT, love IT, believe IT!

Available at http://www.itcosmetics.com

MUA Makeup Academy Holiday
MUA Makeup Academy Holiday

MUA Makeup Academy Holiday sets — Tis the season to share the glam with NEW Makeup Academy holiday offerings, available exclusively at CVS/pharmacy! The sparkly and festive makeup kits are perfect stocking stuffers for beauty enthusiasts and help achieve flawless eye, lip and face looks!

Whether it’s the Sultry Eyes kit, featuring the Smokey Eyeshadow Palette for nighttime looks, the All About Brows set for killer arches, or Shades of Plum lip set for a defined pout, there’s an option for everyone – beginners and pros alike! Additionally, the kits are affordably priced at $15-$20.

Available at CVS stores.

Côte Shop Limited Edition 9-Polish Gift Set
Côte Shop Limited Edition 9-Polish Gift Set

Côte Shop Limited Edition 9-Polish Gift Set ($144 USD) — This specially curated set of nine luxurious, hand-poured, “five-free” polishes which are made in the United States, cruelty–free, vegan, FDA approved and free of the five major toxins associated with nail polishes: formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), toluene, camphor and formaldehyde resin. Including a luscious trio of nudes, a bold trio of red hues, and a fresh trio of neutral pinks.

Purchase at coteshop.myshopify.com.

Lipstick Queen Galactic Gorgeous
Lipstick Queen Galactic Gorgeous

Lipstick Queen Galactic Gorgeous ($24 USD) — Take your lips into a fuller dimension with this travel-sized selection of Big Bang glosses formulated with light-reflecting shimmer particles for an otherworldly shine.
This set contains:

  • Infinite 3ml
  • Energy 3ml
  • Creation 3ml
  • Black Hole 3ml

Purchase at us.spacenk.com

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Cool Beauty Gifts

Looking for a cool beauty tool or a fun palette to give this holiday season?  I have some great ideas below.  From a hi-tech way to apply makeup to affordable palettes to luxe collections, there is something for everyone.

Luminess Air Epic Airbrush System
Luminess Air Epic Airbrush System

Luminess Air Epic Airbrush System ($399 USD) – Reveal skins natural beauty with our dermatologist tested and recommended Luminess EPIC Airbrush Makeup System. Airbrushing helps eliminate cross contamination (no need for makeup brushes) resulting in healthier looking skin.

This system is truly an EPIC breakthrough with its game changing digital design. The Epic features a built in display, easy to use interface, and several tutorials that brings our professional makeup artist Heather Boswell directly into your home revealing the simple art of Airbrushing. Luminess Air’s specially formulated foundation allows you to spray away a verity of unwanted imperfection such as acne, discoloration, dark circles, bruising, scars, wrinkles, rosacea; even tattoos. Our makeup allows skin to breathe without sacrificing coverage – Airbrushing with Luminess Air gives sheer to ultra-coverage minus the appearance of thick or cakey makeup. This kit contains everything you need to create a flawless, camera ready look!

 Kit includes:

EPIC Airbrush Compressor and Stylus

AC Adaptor

Instructional DVD

1 Year Warranty

4 – 0.55oz bottles Ultra foundation

1 – 0.25oz Blush

1 – 0.25oz Skin Brightening Glow

1 – 0.25oz Moisturizer/Primer

Too Faced Le Petite Maison ($39 USD) — Exclusive to Ulta Beauty, the kit features 12 shadows, Deluxe Shadow Insurance Eye Primer, and Deluxe Better Than Sex Mascara for party-perfect eyes.

Ulta Beauty Ulta Be Discovered Blockbuster Kit ($24.99 USD) — For those who just don’t want to share, keep curious hands out with the lock and key closure. Includes: 33 eye shadows, 4 blush shades, 1 bronzer, 4 brow powders, 1 eye shadow brush, 2 color coat cream eye shadows, 6 glitter eye top coats, 2 dual ended eye liners, 2 butter balm glosses, 1 powder brush, 1 eye liner brush, 6 gel eye liners, 1 highlighter, 2 eye shadow primers, 1 brow brush.

Makeup Revolution’s Mermaids Forever 32 Piece Eyeshadow Palette ($15 USD) in a beautiful collection of colors! Mermaids are forever, and this palette is the stuff that fantasies are made of. A breathtaking collection of jewel tones inspired by aquatic fairy tales and folklore, from sea greens to cobalt blues.

All available at Ulta.com

Tory Burch Holiday Cracker ($28 USD) is a perfect stocking stuffer! Cheerfully wrapped in a signature print which encompasses a little note from Tory and a Tory Burch Eau de Parfum Rollerball – a scent of floral peony and tuberose blend with crisp citrus notes of grapefruit and neroli, anchored by earthy vetiver.

Available at Sephora and Sephora.com

Tory Burch Lip Color Set ($72 value of $96),  represents the ideal balance of sheer yet vivid color and rich texture with a weightless finish. Each color is designed to flatter a variety of skin tones and is subtly scented with notes from the Tory Burch fragrance – cassis, grapefruit and mandarin.

Available in the fine fragrance area at most department stores

Holiday Gift Guide 2015 — Fun Makeup Sets From Jane Iredale, IT Cosmetics, Stila and NARS!

It’s holiday gift guide time!  There are so many gorgeous gift ideas that I am excited to share with you this year.  From makeup to bath products to books and food items, I will have ideas for gifts for everyone on your list.

For my first gift guide,  I am highlighting holiday makeup sets that are perfect for the girly-girl in your life.  She would be so excited if you gave her one (or more) of these:

Jane Iredale Holiday 2015
Jane Iredale Holiday 2015

Jane Iredale In the Blink of a Smoky Eye Smoky Eye Kit ($50)

  • Five step-by-step looks are included on the fold-out ‘how to’ guide.
  • Highly pigmented shadows are simple to blend, sensitivity-tested and long-lasting for stay-put, gorgeous, crease-free color.
  • Packaged in an artful travel box with a mirror and dual-ended application brush.
  • Makes a beautiful gift.
  • Includes eight versatile shades:
    • Bone – matte, creamy nude
    • Pure Gold – shimmery, bright gold
    • Dawn – shimmery rose brown
    • Rose Gold – shimmery rose gold
    • Iris – matte, cool violet
    • Forest – matte, deep green
    • Double Espresso – matte, dark, cool brown
    • Ebony – matte black

Jane Iredale Forever Red Just Kissed® Lip and Cheek Stain ($25)

  • Non-drying, long-lasting stain adjusts to the wearers own chemistry for an irresistible, custom shade.
  • Olive Butter, Avocado Butter and Wild Rose Wax soothe and soften lips.
  • Rose Flower Wax and Beeswax nourish and moisturize.

 

Available November 2015 at janeiredale.com, select skin care specialists & beauty apothecaries worldwide.

It Cosmetics XOXO, IT Girl! Limited Edition Holiday ($28, $44 value) — For the IT Girl in your life, reach for the gift that will give her naturally pretty, party-ready eyes! Within this limited-edition, exclusive IT Girl makeup case is a full-sized No-Tug Waterproof Gel Eyeliner in Black, a travel-sized Hello Lashes Mascara and a travel-sized Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil. This never-before-released set will give IT Girls a festive look that will last all day and night, without clumping, flaking, smearing, fading or smudging!

IT Cosmetics Your Je Ne Sais Quoi! ($28, $44 value) – Celebrate your Je Ne Sais Quoi with this limited-edition lip essentials set, an exclusive for the season! Included in the brand-new holiday makeup case are two full-sized, best-selling lip products for your softest, most beautiful lips ever! Take Vitality Lip Flush in Je Ne Sais Quoi wherever you go for a long-lasting flush of color that hydrates, conditions and nourishes your lips. This 4-in-1 lipstick reviver pairs perfectly with Vitality Lip Blush Hydrating Gloss Stain, which delivers high shine and rich pigment in one swipe. With nine butters and oils, this lightweight, stain-infused gloss will minimize the look of fine lines, while giving you your most luxurious lips ever!

Available at http://www.itcosmetics.com

Stila A Whole Lot Of Love Giftable Set
Stila A Whole Lot Of Love Giftable Set

Stila A Whole Lot Of Love Giftable Set ($59 USD) –A special delivery — sealed with love, from Stila. Recapture the classic romance of hand-written love letters with this ultimate collection of cherished Stila essentials. It’s everything you wished for, all wrapped in a vintage-inspired special delivery package that’s ready to give (or keep).

Includes 20 color-rich matte, pearl and shimmer eye shadows, 4 shades of universally flattering, silky-smooth blush, and a deluxe-size HUGE™ Extreme Lash Mascara for the biggest, boldest, blackest black lashes ever.

Available at http://www.stilacosmetics.com and fine beauty stores

NARS NARSissist Blush, Contour, And Lip Palette
NARS NARSissist Blush, Contour, And Lip Palette

NARS NARSissist Blush, Contour, And Lip Palette ($59, $103 value) — This unique palette can be used to give cheeks and lips a shimmery wash of color. Featuring NARS’ Laguna bronzing powder, Albatross highlighting blush, three limited-edition blushes, and Istria lip gloss, it’s all encased in a take-anywhere NARSissist mirrored palette.

This set contains:
– 3 x 0.1 oz Blush in Roman Holiday (pretty pastel pink), Enrapture (pink terracotta), Enthralled (toasted rose/shimmer)
– 0.12 oz Highlighting blush in Albatross (luminous glow)
– 0.15 oz Bronzing powder in Laguna (brown powder/gold shimmer)
– 0.12 oz Lip gloss in Lstria (pink glace)

Available at NARS boutiques and NARSCosmetics.com

Last Minute Beauty Stocking Stuffers

Still stuffing stockings?  I am!  I have compiled a list of great stocking stuffers for the beauty conscious lady — and man — in your life! Pick your fave one, two or three and gift beautifully!

jane iredale Eye Shere Liquid Eye Shadow
jane iredale Eye Shere Liquid Eye Shadow

jane iredale Eye Shere Liquid Eye Shadow ($17 each) — For a festive stocking stuffer, try the smooth and luxurious Eye Shere Liquid Eye Shadow available in two new Limited Edition shimmering shades: Opal Silk, a shimmery opalescent white and Gold Silk, a shimmery sheer gold. This quick-drying liquid eye shadow has a smooth and luxurious formula that will not crease or smear, and helps to camouflage shadows and veins on the eyelid. The new shades can be used alone, beneath powder eye shadow for added intensity, for over powder eye shadow for a high shimmer effect.

These are so pretty!  They are shimmery, but very wearable.  I wore the gold one all over my eyelid today and it was a sheer wash of color. LOVE!

Available at http://www.janeiredale.com

L'Occitane Shea Butter Travel Treats
L’Occitane Shea Butter Travel Treats

L’Occitane Shea Butter Travel Treats ($24, on sale on the website for $20) — A nourishing set of Shea Butter hand and foot cream – a nice surprise to hang on the tree.

My favorite hand cream and a foot cream, too?!  Awesome gift!

Available at http://www.usa.loccitane.com and fine beauty stores

VOLANTÉ Transformative Eye Crème
VOLANTÉ Transformative Eye Crème

VOLANTÉ Transformative Eye Crème ($85) — The endless holiday nights and late last-minute gift shopping never looked so good with this feather-light crème infused with peptides, clinically proven to help reduce dark circles.  Powered by the 7 VITAE Complex, this crème improves the tone, texture and brightness of the skin around the eye.

This is a great luxury cream for someone special, or for yourself!  Available at volanteskincare.com.

Burt's Bees Natural Skin Care for Men Deodorant
Burt’s Bees Natural Skin Care for Men Deodorant

Burt’s Bees Natural Skin Care for Men Deodorant ($8 USD) — Go ahead and strut your stuff. Made from an odor-fighting botanical, our powerful natural deodorant harnesses energizing Citrus Oils, woodsy Cyprus and Warm Fir to keep you smelling and feeling your best. Bring on the day.

My husband’s stocking is always the hardest one for me.  He is going to love this deodorant, it smells fantastic!  And the line also includes bar soap, body wash, shave cream and aftershave, and a nice gift set, too!

Available at http://www.burtsbees.com and mass market retailers near you.

Beauticontrol Moisturizing Body Bar - Juicy Pear
Beauticontrol Moisturizing Body Bar – Juicy Pear

Moisturizing Body Bar Juicy Pear ($10 or $26 for all three) — A trio of tantalizingly scented body bars are perfect for all skin types. They luxuriously wash away dirt, oil and dead skin cells, leaving skin refreshed and soft. Available in three delicious scents: Exotic Beaches, Juicy Pear and Verbena Blossom.

These smell fantastic and make great gifts for moms and sisters (and friends, etc…)

Available at http://www.beauticontrol.com

Smashbox Be Legendary Lip Gloss
Smashbox Be Legendary Lip Gloss

Smashbox Be Legendary Lip Gloss ($20 USD) — Inspired by photo gels found on set, Smashbox created this glassy gloss with a clear, hydrating base free of traditional heavy binders for a non-sticky finish. Then they infused the formula slowly with vibrant pigments using a careful mixing process for an ultra refined pigmentation in which all of the gloss ingredients are perfectly dispersed. The result is a superlight, comfortable blend that you can hardly feel, but that still leaves a bold wash of gorgeous color—just like a photo gel.

Gorgeous gloss in an array of colors for every lady!

Available at http://www.smashbox.com and luxe beauty stores nationwide.