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Yes definitely ! Chanel, Dior, Nars, M.A.C, OPI, possibly Two Faced : eye palettes, blushes, lipsticks, nail polishes and beauty or illuminating powder. I’ll go high and middle end this year as always.
I really love the Chanel collection, Dior Grand Bal is classy, Nars Andy Warhol well I have not decided what to buy yet, OPI the entire James Bond collection, M.A.C probably 2 lipsticks, much more than last year ( I purchased from Chanel, M.A.C glitter and ice and Nars for Joyous red ), my wishlist for 2012 is WAOUH !

Yeah, Ocho Loco, mostly because of Mushroom and Rockstar, though I liked the idea of a backup Perversion and some of the other shades seemed nice, too.

But I actually just received today as a birthday gift from my mom so that was a great surprise.

Bath and Body Works twisted peppermint body soap. Last year they only sold the HAND SOAP! I wanted to cry! I’m hoping they start making it again this year…I plan to STOCK UP . My kids ran out of soap in their bathroom and my husband gave them the LAST of my twisted peppermint soap to use…I’d much rather they stayed dirty! LOL!

Ocho Loco, Vice Palette, some stuff from Chanel, and possibly Burberry depending on what they come out with. Whether I’ll get any of this is unlikely, but you never know.

The MAC holiday collection is shaping up nicely but that about it as IMATS Toronto is in November that eats up my makeup money. But this year I might not get as much. I’ve found my shade cap for Naked Cosmetic and only want the new gemstone set. πŸ˜‰ That said the new Royal Revolution brushes are going to be calling me….

Things of interest however:

Urban Decay Ocho Loco and Vice Palette.

Tarte Fantastic Foursome 4 Piece Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Enthusiast Set & Eye Catchers 6 Piece SmolderEYES And Skinny SmolderEYES Collector’s Set.

Most people find this bizarre, but we do not exchange any gifts. I haven’t purchased or received a holiday gift, a birthday gift, valentine’s gift etc in over 15 years. The holiday time for me is all about the get together and the meal. That being said, we typically buy something big ticket for ourselves during the course of the year. We discuss and decide what that will be together.

That’s not weird, at all (at least, not to me); my friends & family don’t exchange specific, “obligatory” gifts at all, but instead opt to pick up random things throughout the year we think someone may like. I find it more personal, and it’s easier on the wallet, as I don’t have to save or put money aside at the end of the year. My family puts what we can together, though, for my daughter, as she believes in Santa Claus. She wants a printer (for the computer) & a tablet this year, and she’s only 6!

I don’t find this weird at all. The quality time and the meal is my favorite part, and just the spirit of the holiday season in general feels great. We still exchange gifts in our family, though; it’s not that any of us care if we get gifts from other people…we just all end up individually deciding that we’d still like to do something or get something for others, so it just kind of ends up happening. We’ve also been partaking in adopt-a-family, which is a lot of fun.

Sounds like a nice idea to me. Buying gifts for everyone in my family gets tiring since there’s so many people and I don’t even know what half of them like. Honestly, the get together is the best part for me too, I should just pitch the no gift idea this year…plus, my wallet would thank me.

I only buy for a few people-my mom , grandparents , spermdonor , myself , grab bag person, mentor at church , and a few of the little kids that I really like. This way I can focus on getting gifts that they like , versus having to get a gift for everyone.

I know and sometimes, I think it is pure insanity! Have you suggested a lottery? You set a specific amount of money and buy for one person who you draw that year. That’s a great way of eventually phasing the whole buying thing out too ;0) I just feel it’s terrible that society spurns people on to buying more and more things..larger and larger items.. cars, freaking kitchen appliances.. People going into debt for Christmas makes me sad. I feel it’s so wrong and puts far too much stress and strain on individuals. Some people feel it’s a big competition as in “well MY husband got me this” etc.. like buying something once a year proves someone loves you. I’d rather have my ‘husband’ treat me well all year long than spend a bundle of money on me at Christmas in some pathetic symbolic attempt at love. Just sayin’.. *doh* off on a rant again πŸ™‚ Glad to hear others feel similarly!

I’ve had mine written for a couple of months! My mum’s really anal about knowing what I want for Xmas (of course, I’m also notoriously choosy about my presents so I don’t blame her).

But the main ones are a load of indie brand stuff – Sugarpill, Fyrinnae, etc – and a bunch of stuff I want to try but haven’t gotten around to buying for myself yet.


Dot by Marc Jacobs (the bottle drew me in, but I really do like the fragrance), Vice Palette, Ocho Loco, Return of Sexy Palette.

Probably some of the other holiday sets as well, although nothing in particular as of yet.

Chances are pretty good that I’ll just end up getting the items that I *really* want for myself.

Ugh! Too much!

I definitely NEED that chanel holiday quad harmonie du soir, the holiday blush joues contraste in stardust, and maybe a glossimer (need to see swatches of those first).

I also want the Giorgio Armani Regenessence 3R multi-corrective rejuvenating cream and eye serum because the evil dept store clerk gave me samples and that stuff is magic. But sooo expensive!

I also need a nice pen style liquid eyeliner. Maybe the MUFE Aqua Eyes, since that seems get good reviews (I’m open to recommendations though!)

I may ask for the Vice palette, but it’s kinda pricey. I think my Mom may buy me a Kindle if I ask. I feel bad putting stuff on a list since it’s only my Mom who uses it (my dad sends me a check and my sister sometimes buys random stuff she thinks I’ll like), and she’s on a budget.

Absolutely! The holidy Bath & Body Works candles are utterly enticing and decadent!

Not to mention that I’m gearing up for the Sephora Annual Friends & Family sale. Gotta stock up on the daily essentials!

These two sales are almost a tradition for me. πŸ™‚

I just want to focus on some permanent NARS items, but they’re on my “regular” list, so I’m focusing on those. We don’t really do the gift-exchange thing, so I’m pretty much on my own. Besides, my friends don’t really have it in their budgets to indulge my tastes for more expensive makeup, and my family absolutely *refuses* to feed my beauty addiction.

Makeup/Beauty: Marc Jacobs Dot , UD Vice and Ocho Loco , Tarte set ( sephoras edition), Forever Red from Bath &Body Works .
techie: Ipod touch or purple , pink , yellow or turquoise ipod nano, marc jacobs cover for my macbook , new kindle fire case
Clothing Ugg Slippers , new Coach bag , and more Kiyonna dresses.

I probably will end up with most of it LOL. Even if I dont get it for Christmas , I will pick it up eventually πŸ™‚

Right now my Christmas List is basically a list of blush. I’m not super into those limited edition holiday gift sets. I always think they look nice, but when I break down the individual items, there isn’t much I would actually use. I tend to focus more on permanent items so if I don’t get it, I can always buy it on my own after the holidays.

1. Makeup Forever eye primer $22 (Got tired of the urban decay, & not repurchasing it ever again)
2. MAC Glamour Daze holiday collection
3. Too Faced Le Creme Lipsticks
4. Forever 21 Little black dress
5. Bath & Body works Fall & Winter candles
6. Neutrogena Shine control Foundation
(I want so many more things lol) …

I really want a bottle of Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Eau de Parfum, I haven’t smelled anything so wonderful since I got hooked on Givenchy Haute Couture like a decade ago so I’m pretty excited!! And I’ll definitely be picking up some things at Sephora’s big sale, that’s always fun!

My wishlist is basically a list that I will buy for myself. It’s just an excuse for me to splurge. So far, MAC’s holiday collection sure looks adorable. and Stila’s eyeliner set is a sure thing. Maybe Lorac’s Unzipped palette too. And Tarte Amazonian Clay blush in Achiote. And Nars eyeshadows !

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