The countdown to Christmas has officially begun! Shopping for so many people can be a daunting task, especially when trying to stay within a reasonable budget. One solution to that dilemma is handcrafting your own thoughtful gift(s). One thing that I enjoy doing every year is crafting my very own DIY mason jar filled with all things beauty for my friends. Today I’d like to share this as a gift idea. If you are still scurrying around doing last minute shopping, I can assure you that this took me less than 20 minutes to put together once I had all the items I needed. I hope that you can draw some inspiration from this post. Kindly scroll below for details. 

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Tis the season for Holiday Lips! Today I’m compiling a list of some luxury beauty holiday lipsticks I recently picked up.  I was really impressed this year with the limited edition releases and the limited edition packaging that came along with these releases as well. I’m a huge sucker for packaging. It gets me almost everytime! Today I will be sharing swatches of these beauties for your reference. There’s some red, some nude shades, and even a deeper and bold holiday hue that you can find in Marc Jacobs Beauty’s Bad Behavior. Scroll below for details and swatches.

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The Sephora VIB sale starts today and will run until November 14th. Last week, I wrote about my VIB Rouge Sale Haul and Recommendations, which you can find here, and today I would like to share some items that I have found to be completely worth the purchase. Many of these items were purchased full price, while some items were recent beauty discoveries. I also tried to include items that I feel will give you the most ‘bang for your buck.’ Scroll below for my beauty recommendations, swatches, and more. 

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Hello everyone! It’s that time of year again. Sephora’s annual VIB Rouge Sale starts tomorrow from November 4-7th. Early access is granted to VIB Rouge members–members at the highest tier–so they can shop coveted items first. This highly anticipated event is an opportunity to stock up on your beauty favorites or finally purchase the high end beauty products you’ve been eyeing for months while saving money in the process. This is also the perfect opportunity to purchase coveted gifts sets that are limited edition and typically sell out fast. Today I would like to share the items that are currently on my VIB Sale wish list. Since I was able to purchase many items from the Employee Appreciation Sale last month, my list is rather small. I will also be sharing what I purchased from the Sephora Friends and Family Sale last month as well. 

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One thing that I look forward to every holiday season is Tarte’s limited edition blush palette. I pick one up every year, because it’s such an incredible value. You can see  previous releases in a blog post I wrote here. This year’s limited edition palette is called the Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush Color Wheel. It retails for $44 USD and is a double-sided cheek palette that features 10 blush and highlight shades. All the limited edition holiday blush palettes they’ve released to date only feature 5 pans of blush and or highlighter so I’m thrilled that this year’s edition features 10 shades in cute art deco print packaging which is part of their Works of Tarte holiday collection.

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The Tarte Kiss Bliss Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint & Crayon Set $46, is now available online and in stores. I picked this set up in store and today’s post will feature details, images, and swatches of this limited edition set that is part of Tarte Cosmetics’ Holiday Collection for 2016. If you are interested in reading my full review of the lip paints from a previous post first, you can find it here. Otherwise, please kindly scroll below.

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As soon as the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Surreal Light Palette was available online, I promptly purchased it. I am a huge fan of their luxury line of makeup products. I’ve purchased every limited edition face palette to date and once I saw a sneak peek of this item online and the shades contained within, I knew I had to have it. Today I’ll be sharing with you a first look of the palette along with swatches and my first impressions.  

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2016 is almost upon us! I love the idea of going full on glam every New Year’s Eve and today I am going to share some of the makeup that I will be using today. This year, I am going to glam it up with dramatic smoky hues with a bit of shimmer, along with full on lashes. I’m still deciding whether I want a bold red lip or a sultry nude one. We shall see. Scroll below for the items on my makeup menu tonight. 

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Hello Everyone! I hope that you had a great Thanksgiving weekend and it was filled with family, friends, incredible food and wonderful finds! I wanted to share some items that I recently hauled and/or purchased on… View Post

Hello! Today I wanted to pop in and share the items I purchased from Sephora’s recent Vib Rouge sale that ran from November 2nd-9th. Today marks the beginning of the shopping event for VIB members,… View Post