Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Beauty Picks: Holiday Sets 2014

In the fall and winter, there is always an abundance of gift sets that flood stores like Sephora, Nordstrom and Ulta. I LOVE these sets. They can be a great way to try a new brand, stock up on current favorites or give luxe gifts at a great price. Here are some of my personal favorites of the new, limited edition variety!

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette, $58.00

This travel friendly blush palette packs serious punch in the value department - one blush is $35.00 and you can try three shades for $58. They are smaller than the single blush's but I still think them to be a great way to try these blushes, which have a gorgeous formula, and expand your blush collection. Includes Luminous Flush, Incandescent Electra (exclusive to the palette) and Mood Exposure. 

Fresh Skincare All-Stars, $68.00 ($103 value)
Fresh puts out sets every year and I always pick up at least one. They are a little more pricey, but truly something that my sensitive, picky skin loves. This is a great way to try some of their best products at almost half the cost. This comes with their Fresh Soy Face Cleanser, Rose Face Mask, Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream, Lotus Eye Gel and a Sugar Rose lip balm - a few of my favorite things!

Sephora Favorites: Give Me Some Lip, $25.00 ($90 value)

I love having mini lip products to throw into my purse or makeup bag and this is a great way to try new colors. This comes with Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Naked,  Nars Lipgloss in Orgasm, Buxom Full on Lip Cream in White Russian, Marc Jacobs Lust For Lacquer in Kissability, Bite Beauty High Pigment Lip Pencil in Meritage and a full size Smashbox Be Legendary Gloss in Pout. Sephora also carries similar sets for mascara, eye liner and an overall favorite collection of products.

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Holiday Set, $145.00
This is really my pick, because this is my favorite perfume. The holidays are a great time to refill on a favorite fragrance. You may not spend less but get added freebies like rollerballs, shower gel, lotions or makeup/tote bags with purchase. 

Clarisonic 'The Oasis Collection' Replacement Brush Head Pack, $81.00 ($108 value)
If you have a Clarisonic you already know that those amazing little brush heads are pricey. At $27 each, this is a good deal, basically getting one for free! Plus you could use the cute little bag as a makeup brush case for travel. Done and done. 

Too Faced Melted Kisses, $25.00 ($40 value)
A set of 4 mini versions of the super popular matte, liquid lipsticks. Great way to try these, in two nudes and two fun colors,  for a little more than the price of one full size ($21). This is a 'duh' for me!


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