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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 www.sephora.com!

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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 www.tartecosmetics.com or www.sephora.com.

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Holiday 2007 Madness – Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) Holiday 2007 Gift Sets and Palettes

Yves Saint Laurent celebrates the holiday season with some very lush offerings. The White Gold Celebration palette featuers three eyeshadows, three lipsticks, one gloss, one highlighter, and a blush ($67.00). There is a matching White Gold Lip palette that can be worn around the neck or attached to an accessorry. The heart has two textures, an intense lipstick and a natural gloss ($62.00). Check out their compact powder for complexion decorated with a heart imprint with a duo of Pink Beige and Rose Whisper ($52.00). The White Gold Eyeshadow palette contains four metallic shadows that can be applied wet or dry ($50.00). Don’t foret to keep your nails in the spirit with White Gold nail lacquer ($18.00), nor ignore your lips with lipstick with White Gold ($28.00). Of course, a real standout is the Opium makeup palette, which is gorgeous and detailed with a phoenix and flowers ($57.00). Now available at Nordstrom.comicon.

Holiday 2007 Madness – Stila “Best of Stila” Gift Sets Holiday 2007 Collection


Stila brings us several fun-filled beauty “best of stila” gift sets for less than their actual value (yay for holiday sets!). Check out their Gift of Glaze collection, which includes mini versions of Nutmeg Spice, Candy Cane, Grapefruit, Apricot, Vanilla, and Brown Sugar lip glazes ($28.00). Their Gift of Glamour includes lip glaze in Fruit Cake, eyeshadow in Kitten and Barefoot Contessa, Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer SPF15 in Shade 01, and Multi-effect Mascara in black ($60.00). Their Gift of Glow Bronzing Kit has your essentials for a golden glow, including Sun Bronzer SPF 15, lip glaze in Brown Sugar, Smudge Pot in Bronze, baked eyeshadow trio in Gold Glow, and a mini eyeliner brush ($45.00). View all the goodies at www.stilacosmetics.com or www.sephora.com.

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Holiday 2007 Madness – LORAC Cosmetics Holiday 2007 Gift Sets and Palettes


LORAC brings a whole slew of nifty gift sets for this holiday season. Their big kahuna is “Fairytale Life” ($195 value), which is a Sephora exclusive and features eight eyeshadows in Star (Warm Beige Shimmer), Princess (Frosty Taupe), Rich (Light Khaki Shimmer), Jade (Green Shimmer), Glitz (Pink Champagne), Glam (Plum Shimmer), Elegant (Silver Crystal Shimmer), and Stunning (Navy Shimmer); two blushes in Dream (Tan Shimmer) and Fantasy (Rose Frost); two sparkling lip polishes in Fame (Cool Pink Shine) and Fortune (Warm Rosy Shimmer); Lotsa Lash Mini Fiber Mascara in Black; and a double-ended Eyeshadow/Liner Brush ($52.00). Total steal! They also have a darling set of lip glosses in their “Mini Mocktail Bar” ($67 value) which includes Razberi Cosmo (Raspberry Mauve), Guava Tiki (Peachy Pink), Tropical Dream (Peach Shimmer), Lava Flow (Dark Pink Sparkle), Caffeini Martini (Rose Brown), and Sex on the Beach (Fuscia) ($25.00). Don’t forget “Lotsa Gift”, which is a plumping set featuring lipstick, gloss, and mascara ($25.00). Still want more? Their “Showstopper Palette” is a gorgeous palette with eyeshadows in Sand (pale beige), Serenity (peach tan), Luxe (golden brown), and Glamour (smoky black); plus a blush in Couture (golden pink rose) ($35.00). Find your perfect gift at www.loraccosmetics.com and www.sephora.com.