Monday, November 10, 2014

Holiday Beauty Gift Guide, Plus Sephora Sale!!!

The annual Sephora VIB sale comes but once a year and my is it glorious.  Sephora is known as the mecca of all things beauty so take advantage of this sale as it only goes through tonight.  I have listed the promo code below to get 20% off your order as well as other coupon codes for brands featured in this guide. With Christmas around the corner the holiday gift sets and limited edition palettes are here and they don't disappoint.  Below are listed some of my favorites.  You can click on the product names and it will link you to where you can purchase the items.  Whether you're shopping for a friend or for yourself (I won't tell anyone) get that plastic ready ladies and let the shopping begin!


    These are a great buy at only $12 a piece and would make adorable stocking stuffers.  They are offering these minis in pencil, gloss, and lipstick form so scoop them up while they're still available!  I love the bite beauty line and love that their products are made with all natural ingredients.

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    These Sephora Favorite boxes are a great way to try a lot of different products and they make great gifts.  This set lets you sample 14 different fragrances and includes a voucher for a full-size perfume.  For that friend or mother who is super picky you can't go wrong with something like this.

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    I can't say enough good things about the GLAMGLOW line.  I have tried out different face masks in the past and always felt like they never really did anything, but the youth mud mask is definitely an exception.  The first time I tired it I was shocked at what a good job it did clearing up my skin and getting rid of blackheads.  Set includes 1.7 oz THIRSTYMUD™ Hydrating Treatment, 0.5 oz SUPERMUD™ Clearing Treatment, 0.5 oz YOUTHMUD™ Tinglexfoliate Treatment.
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Last year all the rage was over the Hourglass Ambient Lighting palette, but now this year blush is in the spotlight. These blushes are gorgeous and definitely give a "lit from within" glow.  Palette includes shades in Luminous Flush, Incandescent Electra and Mood Exposure.  
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What are two cult products from Nars?  Their laguna bronzer and their ita brush.  Put them together in a palette and what do we have? Perfection.  I love Nars's laguna bronzer, it gives such a natural glow and is a shade that works great for everyone.  And you really can't ask for a better brush for contouring than the Ita brush.  Scoop this baby up.
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    These boxed sets only come out around the holidays, and while they are a splurge at $68, Laura Mercier does it right with her high quality and luxurious bath and body products.  This set includes the Honey Bath (4 oz.) with signature honey dipper, a Scrub (4 oz.), Soufflé Body Crème (4 oz.), and Shimmer Body Mist (3.4 oz.).

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 Zoeva Brush Set $86 with shipping to the US
This one is at the top of my Christmas list.  Good makeup brushes are at the base of any good makeup collection and quality tools will really do the work for you.  I have heard phenomenal things about this brand out of Germany and can't wait to get my hands on this brush set.  They also have a beautiful rose gold set as well...hold me back.

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       No one quite does a face highlighter like Bobbi Brown.  Her shimmer bricks are classic and these 
    limited edition highlighting powder she just launched live up to the hype.  They are shimmery, but 
    never glittery and always leave a beautiful glow on the skin.  Using a highlighter brush this would
    look beautiful brushed on the cheekbones, down the nose, and on the inner tear duct to brighten the 
    face. 
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  To me Jo Malone fragrances are timeless and the epitome of luxury.  Their colognes are very long    
  lasting and the scents are always unique.  This set comes in a signature box and houses five 
  miniature colognes in: Wood Sage & Sea Salt, Peony & Blush Suede, Amber & Lavender, Zesty 
  Lime Basil & Mandarin, and Blackberry & Bay.
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LUSH Cozy Christmas Gift Set $38.95
Oh LUSH cosmetics, how I love you so.  You really can't go wrong with buying someone a gift from LUSH.  Their products are all natural, great quality, and they have a great message advocating against animal testing.  I know LUSH can be super overwhelming at first, but that's why it's great to start out with a gift set for yourself or that special someone.  This is a great Christmas themed set that includes their Sympathy for the Skin Body Cream, Honey Trap Lip Balm, Yog Nog Shower Gel, Hot Toddy soap, and a Butterbear Bath Bomb.  Get the peppermint latte and bubble bath ready...if this set doesn't get you in the holiday spirit, I don't know what will.

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Deborah Lippmann I've Gotta Be Me 15th anniversary Set $49
Deborah Lippmann nail polishes are some of the best I've used.  They come in fabulous colors, they are long lasting, and they are so opaque I only need to apply one coat.  They are expensive at $18 a pop, but that's why it's awesome when they come in gift sets such as these for a fraction of the price.  In this set you get six miniature nail polishes in both cream and glitter finishes.

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Philosophy Makeup Optional Skin Kit    $72
Philosophy skincare has never done me wrong.  I have very sensitive skin and their products have never broken me out or irritated my skin.  I have been using Purity face wash for years and swear by it, it is very gentle but is great at removing makeup.  This set also includes a travel size Hope in a jar moisturizer, Eye Hope, and Help Me (a nighttime retinol treatment.)

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So there you have it, my picks for the best beauty gifts this season.  Utilize the coupon codes below and merry shopping!

Sephora- use code GIFTVIB through tonight to receive 20% off online
Beauty Bar- use code BBPARTY  to receive a $15 credit on any purchase $75 or more
Bobbi Brown- use code NOVTRIO to receive free shipping on any order $30 or more and receive a travel makeup trio

4 comments:

  1. I CANNOT WAIT to see your haul from this sale!! Hold me back, I only have until tonight and might take a cue from your itemized list... **panics, runs to Sephora.com to start gathering ideas**

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    1. It is coming!...and I know hurry to Sephora, it stinks this sale is only once a year!

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  2. Nicole,
    I really enjoyed reading your blog....What a great idea !!!!! There is a lot of insight in your posts...I plan to follow on a regular basis and share with family and friends.....

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    1. Thank you so much! I do my best to put a lot of thought and effort into this blog so reading comments such as yours make me smile :) Thanks again and hope you enjoy reading future posts!

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