Sunday, October 27, 2013

From Sephora with love - my Sephora wish list!

One of my bessies is going to New York next month and as always, she generously asked me if I wanted her to pick anything up for me.  Now, I've been avoiding the Sephora website for a few weeks now as this time last year, we were getting ready to head to New York for Thanksgiving and I was doing all of my research and was making my lists.  So I'm still in mourning that we're not going this year.  But hopefully this time next year, we'll be counting down the days, as mam turns 60 in February and we're bringing her over in November, our favourite time of the year to head to New York.

Anyway, I took to the Sephora website on Friday evening and nearly had heart failure at all of the gorgeous products that are out!  Holiday gift palettes are my favourite things ever in life because you get to try so much in one little set, which is generally great value anyway.

So I decided to put a little collage together for your viewing pleasure and mine too to be honest.  I still haven't decided what I should get, so any suggestions will be greatly welcomed!

From Sephora with love

Starting from the top left corner and working clockwise, we have the Marc Jacobs Beauty The Showstopper 7-piece Holiday Set ($89).  I think something like this would be a nice introduction to the Marc Jacobs Beauty collection what with it having a mini Honey perfume, eyeshadow palette, lip vinyl, liner and mascara, all in a beautiful pouch...

Smashbox have some stunners out this Christmas and this Wondervision Eye Set ($32) has a 6 shade palette, liner and mascara.  And looking at those shades, they'd be pretty fantastic on my eyes wouldn't you say?  I love the packaging of this and really need to visit the Smashbox counter in Arnotts to see them in person.

There's something soft and beautiful about the Laura Mercier Artist's Palette for Eyes ($48) and the mix of cool and warm toned eyeshadows that makes me think I really do need it and then I get scared.  What if it starts a new love affair with Laura Mercier?  Is that a bad thing?  Didn't think so.  This is a strong contender for me I think.

Tarte.  Oh Tarte.... Each time I visit the Sephora site, I'm filled with the want for everything from Tarte.  The Tarte Amazonian Clay Eye & Cheek Palette ($44) is pretty much perfect for me with it's six eyeshadows and two blush shades.  And wouldn't it be great and handy for carrying around with me?  Yes.  I know. 

Now, you know I love my Tarte blushes.  I actually whimpered when I saw this Tarte Off the Cuff Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush Palette & Bracelet ($42) that comes with a little bracelet that let's be honest, probably won't fit me but still... Look at the blushes...... I think I've pretty much resigned myself to the fact that I'll probably ask Caroline to get this for moi.

And the third thing from Tarte is The Tarte of Giving Collector's Set & Travel Bag ($59).  It has eyeshadows. It has lip glosses.  It has mascara, a blush and some other iconic Tarte products that most likely need to be in my collection wouldn't you agree?

Finally, Stila.  Oh Stila does some fantastic Christmas products and this Stila Color Me Glossy Lip Glaze Set ($28) has nine glazes, each separated into sets of three would make a splendid gift for oneself.  Or oneself could keep one set of three and give away the other to lucky friends?  Hopefully we'll be lucky enough to have this on Irish shores this Christmas.  

So please help me decide what to get!  It's overwhelming seeing so many things I love!  To the comments folks!
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  1. Oh that Marc Jacobs set and the Tarte blush palette....drool

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  2. Get ALL OF THE THINGS Karen! Although, if I had to had to choose I'd go with the Laura Mercier Eye Palette, the Tarte Blush palette AND the Hourglass Ambient Lighting palette! I know it's not on your list, but it should be! :)

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  3. Ooo hopefully you'll be in luck because some of those are already sold out in Montreal. Hoping they'll restock and you must absolutely have an Hourglass Ambient Lighting compact if not the palette (sold out too) and some Bite Beauty lipsticks. This company actually has a lab opened to the public where you can have a custom color created especially for you. Your friend might enjoy that. Tweet me if ever you want info about that. :)

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  4. another vote for the hourglass ambient compact. I reckon it will be sold out pretty soon, and you will be kicking yourself for not getting it.

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  5. oh oh oh, they're all so beautiful, I would defo go with the Tarte Collecters Set for sheer value ! What about a brush set too though? That's on my list for next, love the blog :)

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