Sunday, October 10th, 2010


Laura Mercier for Holiday 2010

Eye Colour Sampler ($48.00) (Limited Edition)

Mix, match and be merry with this amazing selection of fun and festive Laura Mercier Eye Colours – packaged in a portable case with a double-ended Eye Colour/Smudge brush for on-the-go application. Shades Include: Sparkling Dew, Chocolate, Latte, Pink Tulip, Ultra Violet, Pink Copper, Mica and Black Ice

Travel Brush Set ($85.00) (Limited Edition)

This must-have brush collection includes all the tools needed for perfect holiday makeup application with four double-ended Laura Mercier brushes and a Finishing Brush in the sleek zipper case. Includes: Secret Camouflage/Camouflage Powder, Flat Eye Liner/Smudge, All Over Eye Colour/Ponytail, Brow Definer/Brow Grooming and Finishing Brush

Mini Lip Glace Set ($48.00) (Limited Edition)

Never be caught with less-than-perfect lips this holiday season. This party-ready five-colour collection gives lips extra sparkle, gloss and shine. Shades Include: Sparking, Violet, After Hours, Bare Beige and Rose

Availability: October 2010 (I spotted everything online at Neiman Marcus, but not yet up at Laura Mercier)

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Saturday, October 9th, 2010

Dior Holiday 2010 Collection

Dior Minaudiere Collection for Holiday 2010

“Black is the most elegant and surprising color,” Christian Dior said. Mixed with gold, it brings life to the most outrageous creations. From yellow gold to bronze gold and silver black, the new Christmas trend displays a range of dramatic shades to create a universe where gold becomes light, and black becomes sparkle. Prestige and radiance are the key words of the holiday makeup collection, a grandiose look featuring transcendent eyes, a luminous complexion and shimmering lips.

Dior Minaudiere ($80.00) (Limited Edition)

Paying tribute to the evening purse of the moment, the Dior Minaudiere features couture details like a vintage kiss clasp, a gold plaque engraved with the Dior logo and a black patent leather finish embossed in the iconic Dior houndstooth pattern. Available in two color harmonies: Grey or Pink tones. (Grey Golds is Saks Exclusive, Pink Golds available at all other retailers.)

The Collection (Limited Edition)

  • Five Golds (001) 5-Colour Eyeshadow ($58.00)
  • Endless Shine (529) 5-Colour Iridescent (except at Sephora) ($58.00)
  • Gold Edition Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen ($36.00)
  • Pink Stiletto (234) Ultra Gloss (except at Sephora) ($26.50)
  • Black Lame (992) Ultra Gloss (Sephora exclusive) ($26.50)
  • Czarina Gold (916) Vernis (except at Sephora) ($21.00)
  • Timeless Gold (226) Vernis ($21.00)

Red Cannage Travel Eye Palette ($44.00) (Limited Edition)

This deluxe holiday palette features four versatile eyeshadow shades: gunmetal silver, smoky brown, shimmering taupe and light pink. Availability: Department stores, Nordstrom & Bloomingdale’s

Red Cannage Travel Lip Palette ($44.00) (Limited Edition)

This chic red patent palette makes the perfect holiday beauty accessory. Featuring burgundy and berry lipstick shades and a light pink gloss, lips go easily (and stylishly) from day to night. Availability: Department stores, Nordstrom & Bloomingdale’s

Black Cannage Eye Palette ($44.00) (Limited Edition)

Create smoky, show-stopping eyes with this must-have palette. Featuring shades of midnight blue, gunmetal silver, shimmering taupe and white highlighter in Dior’s silky iridescent eyeshadow formula. Sephora Exclusive

Dior Deluxe Travel Palette ($75.00) (Limited Edition)

Travel in style with this sleek red patent cannage palette, featuring a mini Diorshow Extase Mascara, a mini pink Ultra-Gloss, a medium pressed powder, a blush and six eyeshadows. An inside mirror makes application and touchups easy. Availability: Saks, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Sephora

Dior Mini Brush Set ($60.00) (Limited Edition)

This elegant, couture-designed travel case contains four miniature, must-have brushes for cheeks, eyes, lips and foundation.

Availability: October 2010; spotted most things up at Nordstrom!

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Bobbi Brown Holiday 2010 Collection

Bobbi Brown Holiday 2010 Collection

So many people on your list, so little time. Not to worry: Bobbi’s holiday lineup of beautiful gift sets and perfect palettes has everyone covered from your best friend to your boss. (While you’re at it, why not treat yourself?)

Day to Night Palette (Cool) ($45.00) (Limited Edition)

Includes: Ivory, Flint, Charcoal, Pearl (Shimmer), Rockstar (Metallic), Gunmetal (Shimmer) Eyeshadows

Day to Night Palette (Warm) ($45.00) (Limited Edition)

Includes: Ivory, Oat, Espresso, Burnt Sugar (Metallic), Velvet Bronze (Metallic), and Black Plum (Shimmer) Eyeshadows

Pink & Gold Lip Palette ($45.00) (Limited Edition)

Includes: Roseberry Lip Color, Kir Metallic Lip Color, Pretty Pink Metallic Lip Color, Sunset Nude Creamy Lip Color, Italian Rose Creamy Lip Color, Brownie Lip Color

Sparkle Glamour Quad ($40.00) (Limited Edition)

She’s the first to hit the dance floor and has the uncanny ability to pull together an evening look in the back of a cab. From palest pink to deep slate, these glittering shades are made for New Year’s Eve.

Modern Classic Lip & Eye Palette ($75.00) (Limited Edition) (November)

Includes: Ivory Eyeshadow, Oyster Grey Metallic Eyeshadow, Antique Pink Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow, Quarry Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow, Taffeta Metallic Eyeshadow, Birch Eyeshadow, Heather Rose Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow, Navy Charcoal Eyeshadow, Gold Thread Metallic Eyeshadow, Espresso Eyeshadow, Grape Glitter Lip Gloss, Pink Bouquet Glitter Lip Gloss, Golden Topaz Glitter Lip Gloss, Paisley Rose Shimmer Lip Gloss

Lip Gloss Trio ($40.00) (Limited Edition)

Includes: Bright Pink Lip Gloss, Gold Glitter Lip Gloss, Kir Sugar Shimmer Lip Gloss

Crystal Eye Palette ($45.00) (Limited Edition)

Includes: Amethyst Metallic Eyeshadow, Diamond Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow, Star Sparkle Eyeshadow, Marine Metallic Eyeshadow

Deluxe Travel Kit ($115.00) (Limited Edition)

Remember the days when traveling was a chic adventure? Neither do we. This travel kit, which has compartments for every last beauty essential, makes the worst red-eye seem glam again.

Smoldering Eye Palette ($45.00) (Limited Edition)

Each palette features a base and an eyeliner color plus a bold metallic and a dramatic shade of Bobbi’s NEW Long Wear Eye Paint. Includes: White Eyeshadow, Tin Metallic Eyeshadow, Storm Eyeshadow, Onyx Long Wear Eye Paint

Sultry Eye Palette ($45.00) (Limited Edition)

Each palette features a base and an eyeliner color plus a bold metallic and a dramatic shade of Bobbi’s NEW Long Wear Eye Paint. Includes: Bone Eyeshadow, Antique Gold Metallic Eyeshadow, Caviar Eyeshadow, Brandy Long Wear Eye Paint

Smoky Eye Pa3lette ($45.00) (Limited Edition)

Each palette features a base and an eyeliner color plus a bold metallic and a dramatic shade of Bobbi’s NEW Long Wear Eye Paint. Includes: Ivory Eyeshadow, Heather Lilac Metallic Eyeshadow, Charcoal Eyeshadow, Port Long Wear Eye Paint

Availability: October 2010; spotted everything up at Neiman Marcus already and most everything at Nordstrom!

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Thursday, October 7th, 2010

LORAC Holiday 2010

LORAC for Holiday 2010

Tie Dye For Lip Gloss Collection ($25.00) (Limited Edition)

These ultra-rich lip glosses feature a tie-dye inspired swirl of one-of-a-kind color. Formulated with acai berry and pomegranate for a boost of protecting antioxidants, these glosses do double duty keeping lips moist and nourished. 5 x 0.11 oz Lip Gloss in Flaming Mix (red), Shocking Twist (fuchsia), Social Mixer (pale pink), Berry Blender (purple), and In The Mix (nude).

Lip Service Collection ($32.00) (Limited Edition)

Includes 5 x 0.11 oz Couture Shine Lip Gloss in Sheer Luxe, Haute, Glam, Lavish, and Couture, 0.3 oz Sheer Wash Lip/Cheek Tint in Sheer Luck (sheer rose), 0.12 oz Vitamin E Stick, 0.04 oz Lip Pencil in #18, Small black zip pouch.

Evening Out Complexion Kit ($38.00)

Includes 0.388 oz. Powder and 0.0846 oz. Concealer, available in Light, Medium, Tan.

Box Office Sensation ($56.00) (Limited Edition) (Sephora Exclusive)

This decadent set contains 36 eyeshadows, nine lip glosses, three blushes, and one bronzer that will help you bring out your inner starlet. Packaged in a compact, faux-crocodile train case with swing out shelves, this cute little number with a dazzling variety of colors packs a big punch.

After Party Collection ($37.00) (Limited Edition)

Perfect for creating party-girl sparkle, this collection features a trio of glimmering pink- and purple-hued eyeshadows, a glittery black eyeliner/shadow pencil, a shimmering nude luminizing powder, and a plumping lipstick—all packed in a purple faux-croc makeup bag that can double as a clutch for the after-party.

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Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

LUSH Holiday 2010

LUSH for Holiday 2010

LUSH always puts out a TON of holiday items and gift sets, so check out this rather exhaustive list… Everything is available online at LUSH!  Anything catch your fancy?  Personally, this is one of my favorite brands for finding great, affordable gifts to give or use as stocking stuffers.

Stocking Stuffers

  • Snowcake ($6.95 for 3.5 oz.) (Vegan) Marzipan-scented soap cake
  • Angel’s Delight ($5.95 for 3.5 oz.) (Vegan) The reason angels come down to earth at Christmas
  • Candy Candy ($5.95 for 3.5 oz.) (Vegan) A sweet bubbly treat for the bath
  • Snow Fairy Shower Gel ($24.95 for 16.9 fl. oz.) (Vegan) Fruity pink shower gel for snow fairies everywhere
  • Li’l LUSH Pud ($3.95 for 3.1 oz.) Just like the traditional English pudding! Without the fire part, that is.
  • Cinders ($3.95 for 3.1 oz.) A soothing soaker for seasonal chills
  • Satsumo Santa ($4.95) (Vegan) Bursting with citrus oils for a jolly good bath
  • So White ($3.95 for 3.1 oz.) (Vegan) Soak in apple-scented froth for a happy ending
  • Christmas Eve ($6.25 for 3.5 oz.) (Vegan) Too excited to sleep? Have a soak with one of these!
  • Sugar Plum Fairy ($4.95 for 3.5 oz.) (Vegan) And sugar plum fairies danced on their skin
  • Winter Bath ($3.95 for 3.5 oz.) Finished frolicking in the snow? Hop in a winter bath.
  • The Boog ($6.95 for 4.6 oz.) A Swedish snowman tradition with a twist
  • Gingerbread House ($6.25 for 3.5 oz.) (Vegan) Christmas is a confectioner’s dream, especially with our Gingerbread House bubble bar
  • Bearded Lady ($5.95 for 3.5 oz.) We dare you not to make a bubble beard
  • Glogg ($24.95 for 16.9 fl. oz.) (Vegan) A Swedish tradition to get you in a lather
  • Bon Bon ($8.95 for 0.9 oz.) (Vegan) Scrumptious cranberry scrub for sugary, sweet lips
  • Snow Fairy ($5.95 for 0.4 oz.) (Vegan) Bubblegum flavoured lip tint
  • Maple Taffy ($4.95 for 0.4 oz.) (Vegan) This Christmas, kiss like a Canadian
  • Once a Year ($8.95 for 2.1 oz.) Mark your calendars for a festive treat
  • Buche de Noel ($9.95 for 3.5 oz.) (Vegan) Boozy cleanser for soft, winter skin
  • Iced Wine ($10.95 for 8.8 oz.) A specialty treat made just once a year
  • Mandarin’s Tea Party ($6.95 for 3.5 oz.) Mandarin orange soap fit for an emperor
  • Snow Globe ($5.95 for 3.5 oz.) Citrus invigoration for winter mornings
  • Matrioshka ($19.95) S Rozhdestvom! Celebrate the season with our bath time babushka
  • Silent White ($6.00 for 6.3 oz.) Peaceful floral fizzer for winding down the day
  • Hot Toddy ($6.95 for 3.5 oz.) (Vegan) Fancy a Hot Toddy or two?
  • Christmas Kisses ($6.95 for 3.5 oz.) (Vegan) Spicy cinnamon bubbles for big, warming cuddles
  • Ruby Red Slippers ($6.95 for 3.5 oz.) (Vegan) There’s no place like your tub
  • Gold, Frankincense, and Beer ($6.95 for 3.5 oz.) (Vegan) Golden boozy jelly for a pre-party in your shower
  • A Gold Star ($6.95 for 3.5 oz.) (Vegan) A golden star of frankincense to lead you back home

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Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Benefit Holiday 2010

Benefit for Holiday 2010

Some Beauty to Love ($29.00) (Limited Edition) (Sephora Exclusive)

This kit is the perfect gift for the beauty obsessed and includes an array of face-brightening products including: one full-size Coralista coral-pink cheek powder, one full-size Eye Bright instant eye brightener, and deluxe minis of “That Gal” brightening face primer and BADgal Lash mascara.

All You Need is Gloss ($26.00) (Limited Edition)

This glitzy gloss set includes three double-ended wands for a total of six shimmering shades. Glide them on with the soft cushion paddle for the ultimate luscious-lip look. Includes 0.1 oz. sizes of I’m with the Band (golden pink shimmer), Almost Famous (copper penny), Life on the A List (bubble gum pink), Who Are You Wearing (passion fruit pink), Back to the Fuchsia (sparkling fuchsia), 24k (sexy gold).

Her Name was Glowla ($36.00) (Limited Edition)

This complete kit will help you achieve an amazingly radiant glow. It features an ultra-flattering CORALista pink cheek powder, Benefit’s best-selling High Beam luminescent complexion enhancer, BADgal lash mascara, life on the A list lip gloss, and a step-by-step lesson on creating the hottest look for the holidays.

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