Holiday 2007 Madness – Sephora Holiday 2007 Collection Gift Sets and Palettes


Sephora not only has you covered for nearly every brand imaginable, but they also have their own brand of beauty, and with it, several delectable offerings for your purchase pleasure. One of the most talked about palettes from last holiday was Sephora’s Blockbuster Palette. This year, they do not disappoint with the latest version, which includes a whopping 64 eyeshadows, 32 lip colors, 7 cheek colors, 1 shimmer powder, plus a few applicator tools to help you out ($48.00).

The Scent Sampler has you covered for your fragrance fiends, allowing the receiver to sample ten of the bestselling perfumes (available in “for him” or “for her”), plus a gift certificate of equal value that can be redeemed at any Sephora store for a full size bottle of any one of the samples in the kit ($50.00). Get girly with their Diamond Atomizer ($18.00) to carry your favorite fragrance in style.

For eyeshadow addicts, the Colorful Story Palette includes 16 shadows for an enchanting holiday look ($48.00), and there are two Enchanted Eyeshadow Palettes ($26.00) in either purple or ccopper with eight shades of coordinating color.  Don’t forget the lipgloss addict in your life, show them love with the Holiday Harmony Palette ($12.00) with six shades, a lip brush, and a mirror (so compact!).

Need a place to keep all your newly acquired loot?  Sephora has you so covered! Pick out a storage-galore traincase in either pink ($98.00), gunmetal ($98.00), or croc ($110.00) or try one of their various bags, pouches, and cases (ranging from $14.00 to $38.00).

What about tools to apply those 64 shadows? Several brush sets are available to choose from! Metallic Pocket Brush Set ($15.00) or Croc Pocket Brush Set ($18.00) for budget beauties.  Check out their Deluxe Anti-Bacterial Brush Set ($60.00) with brushes with “germ repelling” fibers (um, we must see this, stat!); Pop-Up Brush Set ($45.00) that’s perfect for a vanity; Smokey Eye Brush Set ($42.00) to uncomplicate the ever-loved smokey eye with five brushes, volume mascara, and instruction manual; and the coveted Prestige Brush Set ($150) with twelve luxurious brushes plus brush storage roll.

Available at Sephora stores and!

Holiday 2007 Madness – Laura Mercier Holiday 2007 Gift Sets and Palettes


Laura Mercier brings us quite a few holiday specials this season. Try out the Double Pocket Cosmetic Bag, which will contain a few of your holiday goodies ($45.00); or pick up their mini brush set, which comes with a faux leather carrying case and six miniature brushes ($75.00). They have created two eye palettes in Daydream and Nightfall ($25.00 each). To accompany those palettes, take a peek at their Face Palette, which contains both dramatic and neutral tones ($50.00). You can’t forget your lips, and you’ll have three different sets to choose from: Mini Lip Colour Set with four mini-tubes ($40.00); Mini Lip Plumper Set with three lovely shades ($40.00); and their Stickgloss Palette with a mini Patchouli, Maple, Baked Earth, Brown Sugar and Peony Stickgloss ($40.00). Find the collection at or

Holiday 2007 Madness – Tarte Cosmetics Holiday 2007 Gift Sets & Palettes


Tarte has brought out quite a bit to perhaps overwhelm you this holiday season, but let Temptalia give you a quick summary of what to drool over. “We Wish You Wealth Palette” is a limited edition palette with something for every part of your face; it includes sixteen new eyeshadows, sixteen new lipglosses, four gel eyeliners, four cheek stains, three 24/7 lip sheers, eyelid primer, luminizer, and eyeshadow and eyelining brushes ($52.00). “We Wish You Health Skinvigorating Discovery Kit” is all about looking better, naturally, and as you can guess, it revolves around the skin; it contains Inside Out gloss, Lock & Roll creaseless eyeshadow duo, Clean Slate Face Primer, and Lights, Camera, Lashes! 4-in1 mascara ($38.00). “We Wish You Happiness Mini Cheekstain Set” is a three-piece set of cheekstains for your blushing pleasure ($30.00). Don’t miss the Ready-to-Wear/Pret-a-Porter dual look palette ($200 value), which includes six eyeshadows, two cream blushes, four lipsticks, a mini mascara, an eyeshadow brush, an eyeliner brush, and a Rest Assured eyeliner ($44.00). Shop for Tarte at or

Holiday 2007 Madness – Dior “I Love Dior” Holiday 2007 Gift Sets and Palettes

Dior dazzles us with their Holiday Bright Lip Gloss in a jeweled pendant with a copper-pink lip gloss hidden inside ($90.00).  For some more realistic purchases, don’t miss out on the “I Love Dior” palettes. The lip palette has four lipgloss shades, and in two sets – warm or cool ($40.00). The eye palettes also come in warm and cool with lovely colors ($40.00). Now available at Nordstrom.comicon.