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Shopping online with free upgraded shipping!

So convenient. I love it. I love free shipping codes, I love the little holiday emails, etc. I admit to having a secret hobby of oohing and ahhing over the goodies. 🙂

Order by the 20th, and Sephora will upgrade your shipping for free, so you get your goodies by the 24th. W00T!!

The Bare Escentuals Starter Kit is one of my favorite gift ideas for female family members.
This complete kit includes all the basic products to achieve radiant skin:
-Two shades of bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation to ensure the perfect match. (Size: 0.06 oz)
-bareVitamins Skin Rev-er Upper: can be applied daily before applying bareMinerals to rev up your skin
-Mineral Veil: provides a translucent finishing touch to your makeup, infusing it with softness and adding a flawless finish. (Size: 0.06 oz)
-Warmth All Over Face Color: add an instant sun-kissed glow to skin where the sun would naturally touch. (Size: 0.06 oz)
-Flawless Application Brush
-Full Coverage Kabuki Brush
-Maximum Coverage Concealer Brush
-Bonus! A How-to DVD for tried and true beauty tips from Leslie Blodgett, Bare Escentuals CEO.

I’ve never found foundation I love more than the BE. I’ve got dry skin, so I use a primer under it (either Photofinish or That Gal!) and then use a good soft brush and lots of circular motions.

Speaking of Smashbox Photofinish Primer…

What a fantastic kit for a great price…
Set includes a Stila Lip Glaze in Brown Sugar, Make Up For Ever Diamond Shadow in Diamond Black 307, Smashbox Mini Travel Photo Finish Foundation Primer in Original, Smashbox O-GLOW, Dior Diorshow Mascara in Black 090, Sephora Blush Me! Mono in Abricot Plaisir 6, all in a chic black sequined Sephora Brand clutch.

FOR FIFTY NINE DOLLARS!!! Is that great or what? The Photofinish Primer, Dior Show, and O-Glow make it so worth it to me. I may buy one for my sister and get one for myself. We can be twinzies. It’s a great deal.

Philosophy Hope in a Jar is one of my favorite personal products. I’ve become somewhat anal about my skincare and making sure my skin is hydrated and taken care of. Pushing plenty9 will do that to ya!
The original formula of Hope In A Jar was originally created for the medical market and is a world-renowned skin cream. For years, plastic surgeons have been recommending this formula to patients in pursuit of younger, healthier skin. Results can be seen and felt within days – a healthy, rosy glow to the skin that doesn’t require makeup or cover up. –
All I can say about this stuff is I love it. Anyone on your list with a skincare fetish like mine would be thrilled to receive this in their stocking.

Not Sephora related…

Look at the perfect gift for the makeup diva in your life. This traincase is fantastic, for a fantastic price…

Professionals Series with Aluminum Drawers

This is the very BEST CASE a Professional Make-up Artist can own! Top Make-up Artists work right from the easy and accessible pull-out drawers. Fit all your Make-up, Brushes and Tools perfectly in the Professionals Series Makeup-case. Be organized, work fast and efficiently with this aluminum and steel re-enforced case. Comes with a detachable roller cart and key locks on both sides of the case. French door style opening with hinge lock in the middle keep all of your cosmetics secure. You will LOVE this case!


* TOP: 3 Inches Deep (perfect for foundations)
* 4 Short Drawers: 1/8 Inch Deep (good for Lip Palettes-Eye and Lip pencils)
* 3 Long Drawers: 3/4 Inch Deep (great for endless amounts of Eye Shadows and Blushes)
* Comes with a detachable roller cart for easy transport
* Security Key Locks
* High Quality Heavier Materials that Last. Others may look the same, but they are not. Trust a Pro that knows!

Not much time til Christmas left, so…have a cup of hot chocolate, strap a bottle of water to your side, put on some comfortable jammies, and warm up your highspeed connection taking advantage of everything the e-tailers have to offer!


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Just some Christmas holiday goodies!

I so love Sephora’s brush set!

What it is:
A 12-piece Sephora Professionel brush collection for face, eyes, and lips.

What else you need to know:
This complete collection of makeup artist-tested brushes is the ultimate in luxury, durability, and craftsmanship. Housed in a soft, chocolate faux croc case lined in champagne colored fabric, each crystal clear handled brush is handcrafted from top-quality natural and synthetic fibers.

What else you need to know:
Set includes a Powder Brush, Blush Brush, Foundation Brush, Concealer Brush, Feather Shimmer Brush, Contour Brush, Large Eyeshadow Brush, Small Eyeshadow Brush, Smudge Brush, Flat Eyeliner Brush, Brow Brush, and a Lip Brush.

What it is:
A Sugar Lemon-scented fragrance gift set.

What it does:
Indulge in this tempting Sugar Tart trio from Fresh, and experience the energizing and bright Sugar Lemon fragrance.

What else you need to know:
This festive Sephora-exclusive set includes a 1.0 oz Sugar Lemon Eau de Parfum, a 10.5 oz Sugar Lemon Bath and Shower Gel, and a 10.5 oz Sugar Lemon Body Lotion in an elegant red, gold, and silver box.

Having previously mentioned my love for sugary lemony goodness, I have to say I am weakened when I pass by, forgetting to focus on what I’m really there for…y’know…stuff from other people. I get completely shiney thinged by stuff that makes me squee with delight and joy.

Benefit’s Fake-It collection is an assortment of ‘little look-goods’ that work wonders to help perfect the complexion. Go from dull to darling in an instant with these perfect perk-me-ups.

The rest of the collection at

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I love this time of year…

I love this time of year. Shopping is made so much easier by everyone hawking their wares via email, friends and family codes, and sales ads in your Sunday paper. I love browsing and looking at the gift baskets and mentally picking and choosing what I want (hey…everyone else wants electronic stuff, I want makeup…we all have priorities).

In the girly smelly goody way, Fresh Sugar Lemon has really become my new favorite scent. It’s not over powering, and my body’s natural tendency to ‘sweeten’ any fragrance I wear makes for a nice combination with the lemon citrus. With notes of Italian Bergamot, Yuzu, Mandarin, Lychee Flower, Orange Blossom, Ginger Flower, Oak Moss, Caramel, White Santal, it’s a wonderful scent that doesn’t scream “Look at me! I’m wearing perfume! Sniff me!”

Free shipping on EVERY order at Stila online. Awesome. We can’t complain about free shipping, for sure.

I love Smashbox Photofinish Primer, under mineral foundation or under liquid foundation. I just love the product. This is a fantastic deal. FULL SIZE and travel size SPP, with a full size Photo-Op Eye Brightener…for $49. That’s a fantastic deal I’m planning to jump on.

Yay more shopping!

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