Friday, December 12th, 2008

Here are five holiday palettes perfect for holiday giving and receiving!

1. Chanel Essentielle de Chanel Paletteicon ($85.00) comes in Lumiere Romantique and Lumiere Tendresse. Each one contains four eyeshadows, four lip colors, and one blush.

2. Dior Deluxe Travel Paletteicon ($70.00) contains a color powder blush, sun powder, six eyeshadows, deluxe travel-size DiorShow Blackout mascara, and a Ultra Gloss Reflect for lips.

3. Dior Gaucho Paletteicon ($55.00) consists of four eyeshadows in wine and rose tones, plus two creamy lip colors. Nordstrom exclusive palette!

4. YSL Ombres 5 Lumieresicon ($56.00) features ridiculously smooth and soft eyeshadows. Each one features five eyeshadows in total, and there are six different versions available. I love Indian Pink–so gorgeous.

5. Guerlain Mysterious Butterfly Paletteicon ($57.00) stands out for its ultra elegant design overlaying the eyeshadows.

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

Tawaka “The Ball” ($65.00) is a totally, unapologetically indulgent gift. Whether you’re receiving or giving, it truly is a luxe item to keep near your shower. Those wary of the price will at least be happy to know that The Ball lasts for ages. I’ve had mine for months, and it still has plenty to go. It’s a great product for buffing and mildly exfoliating the body!

Calvin Klein Delicious Light Glistening Lip Gloss ($16.00) is my new favorite lipgloss. Oh, I’ll always have a spot in my heart for MAC lipglass, but Calvin Klein’s lipgloss is ridiculously pigmented, so smooth, and wearable on its own or paired with a lipstick. I just bought three more earlier this week! It is a non-sticky, fragrance free gloss — I know those are selling points for some of you!

T3 Bespoke Labs Featherweight Dryer ($200.00) is a standout dryer. Talk about taking my hair drying time from thirty minutes to mere a five to seven minutes. Hello, time savings? So worth $200. It also helps that it is extremely lightweight!

Make Up For Ever Dany Sanz Limited Edition Palette ($390.00) is for the beauty addict who already has everything. This limited edition palette contains twenty eyeshadows/blushes and ten diamond shadows. Only 100 of these babies are available!

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets ($5.29) is a gift most people can appreciate. Who wants an oily face? Exactly. These are excellent stocking stuffers or great to add to a lil’ gift basket you’ve put together for your favorite teenager.

H20 Anti-Acne Clarifying Mask ($25.00) is an excellent mask designed to help clean out your pores, remove excess oil, and help minimize the appearance of acne-related blemishes. My skin always feels so smooth and clean after using this!

LUSH Mmm Melting Marshmallow Moment Bath Melt ($7.95) is totally cute and girly–which means I love it. Deliciously scented sweetness that dissolves as you relax in a hot bath.

Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System Starter Kit ($32.50) is a great way for teenagers and young kids to learn how to start taking care of their skin. Three easy steps and all the products you need to do them with.

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

on10 Disney Snow White & the Seevn Dwarves Lip Balm Set ($38.00) is a cute and easy way to look glamorous with an assotment of colors and scented lip balms. Each lip balm also has SPF15 as an added bonus!

ChapStick True Shimmer Botanical Berry ($2.99) adds just a touch of shimmer to lips, but none of the hassle of color or gloss. Don’t worry about it fading, because you can easily reapply without a mirror any time you want!

Kiehl’s Delights Set ($35.50) includes Creme de Corps (4.2 oz.), Ultimate Strength Hand Salve (2.5 oz.), Original Lip Balm #1 (0.5 fl. oz.), and Olive Fruit Oil Nourishing Shampoo. It’s a great to introduce a little beauty into someone who’s routine is slim to zilch.

Hair Rules (varies) is a brand devoted to keeping hair healthy and happy in a “multi-textural world.” Make your morning a little less fussy with shampoo with your hair type in mind!

Monday, December 1st, 2008

PureAyre ($24.99) is all about keeping your home clean and odor-free, and what better way to do it than with products that are safe to use in your home and around your furry friends?

Slatkin & Co. Concentrated Room Spray in Frosted Cranberry ($5.00) is a great stocking stuffer for the person you know who needs to have a clean house.  These room sprays come in a variety of scents and pack a whopping 400 hours of scent-lovin’ time in each bottle.

Pacifica Soy Candle Gift Box ($50.00) contains 3 oz. sizes of Brazilian Mango Grapefruit, French Lilac, Waikiki Pikake, Bali Lime Papaya, Hawaiian Ruby Guava, Tahitian Gardenia, Vanilla Vera Cruz, Malibu Lemon Blossom and Nerola Orange Blossom.  Each candle burns for approximately 25 hours.  What I’ve always liked about Pacifica’s scents as they all have a lot of depth.

Slatkin & Co. Snowflake Light-up Wallflowers Diffuser ($12.50) is the lazy way to keep your place smelling its best.  (You know, so this is my choice in scented house products!)  I love the holiday wallflowers, because they’re cute and festive while keeping your home smelling of winter.

Clean Fresh Laundry Eau de Parfum ($76.00) smells exactly as it is named–the scent of fresh laundry, straight from the dryer.