Holiday Gift Guide 2018 — Beauty Gift Sets Part 2

Hi All!  I hope you had a great weekend.  I’m back with more beauty gift sets that will make amazing gifts. So if you haven’t finished your shopping, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered!

Below are skincare, body care and lots of makeup picks:

DR. JART+ Cicapair Friends Skin Soothers

DR. JART+ Cicapair Friends Skin Soothers ($36 USD) — Cicapair™Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30 is a green-to-beige color-correcting treatment that corrects redness and helps protect skin from environmental aggressors. Cicapair™ Tiger Grass Re.Pair Serum is a highly concentrated, fast-acting serum that soothes skin sensitivity while calming redness and irritation. Cicapair™ Tiger Grass Cream is a moisturizing cream to calm sensitive, irritated, inflamed skin. Cicapair™ Tiger Grass Nightly Re.Pair Mask is an overnight mask that soothes redness and irritation to calm damaged skin. Cicapair™ Tiger Grass Camo Drops is a smart hybrid product—an ultra-lightweight, revitalizing serum and color corrector that neutralizes redness and turns on skin’s glow.

This set contains:
– 0.17 oz/ 5 mL Cicapair™ Tiger Grass Re.Pair Serum
– 0.34 oz/ 10 mL Cicapair™ Tiger Grass Cream
– 0.5 oz/ 15 mL Cicapair™ Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30
– 0.17 oz/ 5 mL Cicapair™ Tiger Grass Camo Drops
– 5 x 0.1 oz/ 3 mL Cicapair™ Tiger Grass Nightly Re.Pair Mask

Purchase at Sephora

NaturaBrasil Hand Cream Trio
NaturaBrasil Hand Cream Trio

NaturaBrasil Hand Cream Trio ($29.50 USD) — A great way to try three of our best-loved hand creams in the perfect take-anywhere size. This set contains:

– Maracuja Hand Cream Enriched with soothing Maracujá Oil, this lightweight but efective hand cream penetrates quickly to leave hands feeling soft and smooth, never greasy.

– Castanha Hand Cream Enriched with Brazilian Castanha Oil and Murumuru butter, this extremely effective hand cream softens and smooths skin and provides a protective barrier against the elements. The rich texture absorbs quickly to leave hands feeling comfortable, not greasy.

– Cacau Hand Cream Enriched with Brazilian Cacau and Murumuru Butters butters, this extremely effective hand cream softens and smooths skin and provides a protective barrier against the elements.

Check out more sets and purchase at

Pixi Beauty Glow Tonic Holiday Edition ($15 USD) — The Pixi Glow Tonic 100ml miracle working toner helps brighten the complexion resulting in a healthier glow.

Pixi Beauty Lid Lovelies 2nd Edition ($22 USD) — 18 coordinated eye shades in a blendable natural mineral formula. Use with a fluffy eye brush for a sheer natural looking finish.

Purchase at and Target

bareMinerals Supernova Space Glossary 12-Piece Full-Size Bestsellers Collection
bareMinerals Supernova Space Glossary 12-Piece Full-Size Bestsellers Collection

bareMinerals Supernova Space Glossary 12-Piece Full-Size Bestsellers Collection ($79 USD) — With full-sized versions of cult-classic favorites like Prime Time and Mineral Veil, this 12-piece set is sure to be a smash. Complete with a brush, mascara, a few lippies, and more, this gift covers all of your bases.

On Saturday, December 8th, all bareMinerals holiday sets will be 40% off at Ulta in store and online. They have lots of sets in different price ranges, so check it out!

Purchase at Ulta or

Urban Decay Holiday Hall of Fame
Urban Decay Holiday Hall of Fame

Urban Decay Holiday Hall of Fame ($39 USD) — Time to pay homage to the holy-grail favorites with some serious cult following. This year we’re welcoming these heavy hitters into the Holiday Hall of Fame, an ultimate arsenal to complete any look this season. Features a travel-size original Eyeshadow Primer Potion, travel-size All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray, full-size Perversion 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil and a full-size Perversion Mascara.

Urban Decay has lots of other great sets and beautiful palettes (Born to Run anyone?) that would make such nice gifts!

Price: $39, Available at Sephora/, Ulta Beauty/, select Macy’s stores/, and

Are you still shopping for beauty gifts?  Any good ideas to share?


Love butter LONDON? Get a Great Deal with Their 8 Days of Cheer

Starting TODAY Monday, December 9th, butter LONDON is launching “8 Days of Cheer,” in which a new deal will be offered each day. Each deal will run exclusively on for 24 hours and will be accessible through a checkout code. Below you will find the list of deals and codes for each of the eight days.

  • ·         Day 1 (December 9th): The entire Illusionist collection for $60 (originally $90), CODE: MAGIC
  • ·         Day 2 (December 10th): London Calling Stair Step Unit for $475 (this unit contains the ultimate collection featuring 40 of butter LONDON’s top-selling shades and a tiered unit to hold them all)
  • ·         Day 3 (December 11th): 20% off select glitter lacquers, CODE: GLITZ
  • ·         Day 4 (December 12th): Horsepower Nail Fertilizer for $15 (originally $18), CODE: POWER
  • ·         Day 5 (December 13th): Nail Lacquer in Buckie launching as a web exclusive
  • ·         Day 6 (December 14th): Box of Scrubbers GWP with every order over $50, CODE: PREZZIE
  • ·         Day 7 (December 15th): Buy 2 lacquers and get one free for 24 hours, CODE: JOLLY
  • ·         Day 8 (December 16th): Free shipping on all orders and last day for guaranteed delivery by Christmas, CODE: WISH

Also, butter LONDON has launched a collection of holiday exclusive sets that come in an adorable and giftable bag. These sets are only available on and are the perfect stocking stuffer. The available sets include:


HOLIDAY CANDLELIGHT EYE DUO : this duo of warm, ultra-sultry colour will leave you glowing all season! This duo includes butter LONDON WINK Eye Pencil in Brown Sugar and WINK Cream Eyeshadow in Sun Kiss.

Holiday Price: $29 (a $34 value)


HOLIDAY FROST EYE DUO: frost yourself in this cool duo and prepare to glisten all night. This set includes butter LONDON WINK Eye Pencil in Inky Six and WINK Cream Eyeshadow in Alabaster Gaze.

Holiday Price: $29 (a $34 value)


CHERRY KISS: add a pop of colour to your winter wardrobe with this trio which includes LIPPY Tinted Balm in Black Cherry, LIPPY Liquid Lipstick in Come to Bed Red and LIPPY Sheer Gloss in Secret Door.

Holiday Price: $39 (a $58 value)


WINTER PEACH LIPPY TRIO: make heads turn this holiday season with butter LONDON LIPPY Tinted Balm in Apricot Sunray, LIPPY Shimmer in Wag and LIPPY Liquid Lipstick in Jaffa.

Holiday Price: $39 (a $58 value)

Visit to get these great deals over the next 8 days!





My Fave Glam Stocking Stuffers!

Candy and socks are nice — but sometimes we glam girls want something pretty in our stocking (besides jewelry)!  The little sets and palettes below are wonderful pick-me-ups in shimmering shades that will help get her (or you) through the winter.

bliss santa’s little helpers ($11 USD, $24 value) — mega-moisturizing duo for mouth and ‘mittens’.  You better watch ‘pout’, you better ditch dry—and you can do both with this spa-inspired lip- and hand-hydrating pair. Includes high intensity hand cream (1.0 oz) and fabulips softening lip balm. Available at bliss spas,, Sephora.

Burt’s Bees Simply Shimmer ($10 USD) Lips will smile this season when you give one of these spectacular sets. Each Lip Shimmer cares for your lips with Coconut and Sunflower Oils while Vitamin E nourishes them with a sheen. Made from luminescent Earth Pigments these lip lovelies are pretty alone or layered with your favorite lip colors– Nourishes and soothes lips with Vitamin E and Beeswax • Enriched with Sunflower and Coconut Oils • Invigorating Peppermint flavor

Red Mix contains:

  • Peony Lip Shimmer (0.09 oz.)
  • Fig Lip Shimmer (0.09 oz.)
  • Champagne Lip Shimmer (0.09 oz.)

This is a fun gift for one lady, or split it up and share the wealth! Available at mass market retailers near you.

Urban Decay Midnight Emergency Kit ($39 USD) — Look sultry at a moment’s notice without risking serious embarrassment with the Midnight Emergency Kit. Four luminous shadows, a cruelty-free shadow brush and Lip Junkie Lipgloss make the Midnight Emergency Kit a must for every purse! Swathed in a champagne pleather (Urban Decay is cruelty-free) case featuring a golden zipper that zips all the way around as well as a built in mirror, you’ll love to pull this baby out at any emergency!  Available at Sephora, ULTA, select Macy’s,,,, and

JK Jemma Kidd Smoke It Up Kit ($22 USD) — Smoke it up. Create day-to-night, instant glamour with the ultimate smoky eyes shadow kit.  Must-have matte and pearl shades teamed with essential defining wet/dry shadow/liner; housed in a chic, lightweight and travel friendly compact with handy flip mirror. Purchase at Target and

Vincent Longo Amaretti Diamond Collection ($44 USD) gift set offers “eye candy” for the holidays. Four unique shadows, literally baked into irresistible “color cookies,” recall the world-famous scrumptious Italian sweet. These holiday “eye candies” feature sweet complements of crystalline icing baked onto a velvety rich base of visible flavor.  When applied, the gourmet treats and toppings meld and blend with sophisticated taste, for a look of visual sensation this holiday season and beyond. What’s more, the Amaretti Diamond Collection comes perfectly packaged for holiday gift-giving in a sleek, chic, red-bowed black box.

The shades are:

Midnight blue fudge topped with silver and 
sapphire pearl frosting

Velvet vanilla crème treat laced with silver sprinkles

Rich chocolate brownie iced with glistening gold

Warm copperleaf cake topped with silvery sugar crystals

These aer luxurious shades and textures! Purchase at

Lash Control Mascara ($20 USD) — An innovative, squeezable mascara package which allows you to continuously regulate the desired amount of mascara product on the brush. The built-in wiper sleeve at the mouth of the mascara tube is easily manipulated…. Now your brush can be both an applicator and a lash separator. No more scraping excess mascara off or wiping with a tissue.  Just squeeze!

This is easy to use and very non-goopy.  The only thing is that it does smudge a bit.  When they introduce a waterproof formula — I’m in! Purchase at

Last Minute Sephora Gift Ideas


As a true beauty junkie, sephora is one of my favorite stores. It’s so fun to go in and look around and try all sorts of  fun makeup, lotions and perfumes. But if you are more into going  right in and picking out the perfect gift — well they have tons to choose from. A (very) few of my favorites for this holiday season are:

Tokidoki Robbery Palette ($39.00, $140 Value) — A keepsake tin that includes 3 eye shadow and blush palettes that can be taken from the tin. Made with eye-popping pigments that won’t fade, these Cromatico eyeshadows and cheek highlighters complete a total tokidoki look.

This set contains:
– Royal Pride Palette: 4 x 0.02 oz Eyeshadows in Lion Pappa, Savana, Ercolini, Bulletto and a 0.16 oz Bronzer in Royal Pride
– Arlecchino Palette: 4 x 0.02 oz Eyeshadows in Soya, Candy Cane, Ninja Dog, Meteo and a 0.16 oz Blush in Momobella
– Rapina Palette: 4 x 0.02 oz Eyeshadows in Liberty, Bullets, LA Gun, Adios and a 0.16 oz Blush in Polpettina
– Collectible Robbery Print tin that can be reused to house tokidoki treasures
– Large (3.5 x 5.5″) removable tokidoki logo magnet

Kat Von D Painted Love Lipstick Set ($28.00, $60 Value) — This set six miniature lipsticks is the perfect kit for pulling off a rockin’ lip color for any occasion. These rich, long-lasting miniature lipsticks include two new colors to form a wide range of shades—from the perfect bold red to a stunning understated neutral pink.

This set contains:
– 6 x 0.042 oz Lipsticks in Rosary, Underage Red, Cathedral, Hellbent, Lolita, Celebutard

Sephora Collection Endless Color Blockbuster ($48.00, $435 Value) — This limited-edition palette lets you create virtually any look. Its high-quality formulas are divided into two categories for easy application: warm tones on the right and cool tones on the left. In celebration of the fifth anniversary of Sephora’s Blockbuster launch, 13 new products have been added making this the biggest collection yet.

This set contains:
– 98 x original, iridescent effect eyeshadows
– 70 x shiny lip glosses
– 6 x cream eyeliners
– 2 x lip liners
– 3 x eyeliners
– Mascara
– 4 x applicators

Encased in a signature design that pays tribute to the iconic Sephora bag, this palette features sliding trays that allow for easy storage and a silver ticket that automatically enters you in the SEPHORA COLLECTION Silver Ticket Sweepstakes*. Visit on January 1, 2011 to see if you have the winning silver ticket. The grand prize winner will receive a $1,000 Sephora shopping spree, a one-year supply of SEPHORA COLLECTION products, and more.

*No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win. Purchase will not increase chances of winning. To receive a ticket without purchase, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Silver Ticket Request, Sephora USA, Inc., 525 Market St., 32nd Fl., SF, CA 94105 to be received by 12/15/10 (VT and Canadian residents may omit return postage). Odds of winning depend on number of tickets distributed/requested. See here for more details, including eligibility requirements, prize descriptions and official rules.

You can stop by Sephora to purchase these and much more. If you order online by December 18, 2010, you can get your gifts by the 24th. Enjoy!

Sweet-Smelling Bath and Body Holiday Gift Ideas Under $25.00

Still searching for the perfect bath and body gift but want to spend under $25.00? The three sets and products featured smell fantastic and won’t make your wallet cry when you open it. Enjoy!

Tocca Hand Cream Set ($18.00 USD) — TOCCA’s ultra-luxurious travel-sized hand cream is now available in a trio set featuring Cleopatra (grapefruit cucumber), Stella (blood orange) and Florence (Orris Rose). 3 x 2 fl. oz. The paraben-free rich hand cream is blended with natural nutrients like Coconut Oil, Avocado Oil and Jojoba Seed Oil. Aloe, Chamomile and Shea Butter add the perfect moisturizing touch that absorbs quickly into the skin. I love all three scents, they are so fresh and pretty that it is hard to choose a favorite. This is a perfect gift for the very feminine lady on your list. Visit to purchase.

CND Scentsations Sparkling Champagne Gift Duo ($23.00 USD) Who says you can only break out the bubbly when celebrating an occasion? Bring that same cheer to your daily beauty routine with this wash and lotion duo of CND’s seasonal Sparkling Champagne fragrance. Prettily boxed, the set includes two 8.3 fl oz bottles plus a FREE purse hook. The scent is so yummy and is perfect for any lady who likes a little fun in her bath products. CND has other fab gifts that include a hand cream set with Cranberry, Sparkling Champagne, and Black Cherry and Nutmeg.  Visit for locations of a salon near you.

Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Vanilla Verbena Collection ($13-$16 at has the perfect products to gift to your loved ones this holiday season. The collection includes a Body Lotion, Body Wash & Foam Bath, Body Mist, Body Scrub, and Massage Oil. The whole collection soothes the body, mind and spirit with a pampering blend of aromatherapy essential oils. The tension-relieving collection makes the ideal gift for overworked friends and family—or a holiday indulgence for you.

Give a Little Bath and Shower Luxury This Christmas

Bath and body sets make fabulous Christmas gifts! The following are some of my favorites, but keep in mind that each company — The Body Shop, H2O Plus and Bodycology — have other fragrances and sets in various price ranges.

The Body Shop Spiced Vanilla Shower Scrub & Soften Gift Set ($29.00 USD) — Description: Conjure up memories of Christmas past and treat someone special with this indulgent gift set with moisturizing Community Trade ingredients and fragrant vanilla extract.


  • 8.4 fl oz Spiced Vanilla Shower Gel
  • 1.7 oz Spiced Vanilla Body Butter
  • 1.7 oz Spiced Vanilla Body Scrub
  • 3.5 oz Spiced Vanilla Soap
  • Octagonal card box with PET window and red ribbon

The Body Shop also has a lovely cranberry and a zesty orange fragrances for the holiday, but my favorite is the Spiced Vanilla set. This would be an affordable and very welcome gift for anyone on your list

Available at The Body Shop stores and

Sea Salt Spa Collection ($45.00 USD) — This mineral-rich gift set features our best-selling Sea Salt spa luxuries to gently polish, purify and restore skin’s natural glow. The set features:
  • European sea salts draw out impurities and replenish essential nutrients, leaving skin healthy and luminous
  • Rich shea butter, jojoba and coconut oils rapidly absorb into the skin, leaving it luxuriously soft
  • Moisture-rich marine botanicals, including provide deep hydration for visibly smooth, radiant skin
  • Imparts an invigorating oceanside fragrance, infused with notes of green tea
  • Presented in custom designed gift box

Gift Includes: Sea Salt Body Wash (12.5 fl oz / 370mL), Sea Salt Skin Smoother (12 fl oz / 340g), Spa Hydrating Body Gloss (1.9 fl oz / 56mL), Sea Salt Hydrating Body Butter (6 fl oz / 180mL), and hand-held wood bath brush with strap.

This scent is so fantastically addicting! It is soft and neutral so it would be good for men or women. H2O has a ton of other gift sets to choose from, too. Visit to purchase.

Bodycology 6-Piece Gift Set(15.00 USD) :  Available in classic scents, Sweet Petals and Brown Sugar Vanilla, this deluxe gift set boats a mixture of full-size and trail size products including Bath Gel, Body Lotion, Body Cream, Body Butter, Body Mist and Hand Soap. You can purchase these at Walmart.