Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

This is an archival post, meant to help direct anyone looking for certain information or reviews regarding collections MAC released in 2008.

Previous 2008 Launches

Sunday, December 21st, 2008

What were YOUR favorites from the holiday launches? Which collections did you buy from?  Which ones were totally not interesting?

I found myself getting things from… Benefit, Bobbi Brown, Chanel, Clinique, Dior, Givenchy, Guerlain, Jouer, Laura Mercier, Lush, MAC, NARS, Prescriptives, Sue Devitt, and Urban Decay.  WHEW!  I didn’t even realize how much holiday loot I ended up with this year!  Hopefully a few of you had a plentiful holiday collection haulin’ so I won’t feel so alone ;)

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

When you’re doing your holiday shopping, one thing to look out for are gift with purchase opportunities! I’m not always a fan of GWPs/PWPs for myself, but I think they are awesome gifts to give! With a $36 Lancome purchase, you can pick up this humongous gift set for $49.50.

Rest easy, lovelies, this set is just filled to the brim with goodies. It’s well worth the $49.50, because you get a full sizes of Bi-Facil ($26), two Le Rouge Absolu LipColours ($29 each), Color Design Lipcolor ($22), Color Fever Lip Shine ($25), and Defincils Pro Mascara ($24). That’s $155 in full-size products alone, plus you get a bunch of mini and sample sizes, too. Try out their famous Juicy Tubes and Bi-Facil (love, love, love!) in a holiday train case.

Holiday Beauty Box Includes:

Définicils Pro Curved Brush Mascara [Full-Size] in Black
Cils Booster XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base
Maquicomplet Complete Coverage Concealer in Correcteur
Two Le Rouge Absolu Reshaping & Replenishing LipColours [Full-Size] in Coquette and Ruby Silk
Color Design Sensational Effects Lipcolor [Full-Size] in Work It!
Color Fever Shine Sensual Sheer Color – Vibrant Lip Shine [Full-Size] in Boiling Point
Juicy Tubes Jelly Lip Gloss in Magic Spell
Juicy Tubes Smoothie Lip Gloss in Spring Fling
Color Design Sensational Effects 7 Eye Shadow Compact in Creme Lustre, Kitten Heel, Guest List, Filigree, Mochaccino, Bikini Golden and Designer
Blush Subtil Powder Blush Duo in Aplum and Miel Glace
Bi-Facil Eye Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover [Full-Size]
Rénergie Microlift R.A.R.E.™ Superior Lifting Cream SPF 15 Sunscreen
3-Piece Brush Set
Lancôme Signature Train Case

Get it: Lancome Holiday Beauty Box.

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

LUSH always has a lot to offer for the holiday season! Last week, I mentioned how great their all wrapped up holiday gifts were, because they were filled with awesome products and easy to give (and receive!). Now, let me tell you about just a few of my favorites that they’re offering this year that you can buy one at a time… or you know, ten at a time ;) You’ll notice the price points for most of the products are under $10 and dominated by bubble bars and bombs. These kind of lend themselves to the stocking stuffers category (guess what everyone I know is getting?!), but they’re also easy gifts to give to casual friends.

I picked up A Gold Star Bubble Bar, Holiday Bubble Bar (so pretty!), LUSH Pud Bath Bomb (x2), Snow Fairy Shower Gel, Snowcake Soap (x2), and Let Them Eat Cake Lip Balm. :) But I’m pretty sure I’ll be going back for more soon enough! My only disappointment with their holiday offerings is their Jingle Jelly didn’t make a reappearance. I really LOVED that scent. Smelled exactly like Christmas to me.

Holiday Offerings…

  • Holiday Bubble Bars/Bombs: A Gold Star Bubble Bar ($6.25), Candy Cane Bubble Bar ($6.95), Chocolate Santa Bath Bomb ($6.95), Christmas Kisses Bubble Bar ($6.95), Christmas Morning Bubble Bar ($5.95), Christmas Party Bath Bomb ($5.95), Frothy the Snowman Bubble Bar ($5.95), Holiday Bubble Bar ($6.95), Humango Bath Bomb ($14.95), LUSH Pud Bath Bomb ($5.50), Magic Bath Bomb ($6.95), Marzibain Bubble Bar ($5.95), Mr. Butterball Bath Bomb ($3.95), Snowdrops Bath Bomb ($6.25), Twinkle Star Bath Bomb ($5.75)
  • Holiday Soaps: Angel’s Delight Soap ($5.95), Christmas Cake Soap ($6.95), Snowcake Soap ($6.95)
  • More for Holiday: Double Fast Luck Emotibomb ($3.95), Gold Frankincense & Beer Shower Jelly ($5.50), Let Them Eat Cake Lip Balm ($8.95), Snow Fairy Shower Gel ($13.95), Snow Showers Solid Perfume ($11.95), Strawberry Santa Shower Jelly ($7.25)

Visit www.lush.com!  And you know what’s awesome about LUSH?  They’re carried in SO many different parts of the world.

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

LUSH knows how to make gift giving so easy. First, I adore, adore, ADORE Lush products. I especially love the holiday season, because I can easily put these on my Christmas list, but there are so many to choose from, I can find one to suit all the recipients on my list, too. Of course, I do have a tendency to put more for me than others in my cart… Here are just five lovely gifts to give and receive–but be sure to head over to LUSH and check out their eighteen different boxed sets!

Charity Box Gift ($59.95) Tis the season of goodwill, so give to those less fortunate than yourselves with this yuletide gift featuring Charity Pot hand and body lotion and we will take the $20.95 it costs (excluding taxes) and give it to charities working in environmental, conservation, and animal welfare. The gift also contains Nutts massage bar and Fair Trade Foot Lotion, both made with Fair Trade and organic cocoa butter we source from a project in the Dominican Republic. Olive Branch shower gel, made with Fair Trade olive oil, and finally, Karma soap, simply because by buying this gift and supporting worthy causes you will get some amazingly good karma!

All Holiday Gift Sets are available at LUSH.com!

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Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Dany Sanz Limited Edition Palette ($390.00) ($640.00 Value)

Make Up For Ever Dany Sanz Limited Edition Palette is a blockbuster-sized palette containing 30 eyeshadows and blushes picked out by Dany Sanz herself. The 30 shades of long-lasting, high-pigmented eyeshadows and blushes allow you to create every look in the book.

Only 100 available, and with the Friends & Family Sale going on? Who knows when this might be gone! Talk about one fabulous stocking stuffer for some lucky ladies (gents?) :) Get yours at Sephora.com.