Holiday Gift Guide - Makeup Sets.

To give or keep for yourself?

That is my dilemma when it comes to makeup sets. So, I usually do a bit of both. Here are my favorite makeup sets to give or receive this Holiday season.

Tarte Cosmetics We Wish You Health Skinvigorating Discovery Kit

A beautiful set with four of Tarte's best skinvigorating products: Clean Slate Primer, Lock & Roll Eye Shadow. Inside Out Lip Gloss, and 4-in-1 mascara.


Clinique Eye Favourites 

This set has my sisters name written all over it. Clinique's Eye Favourites include 5 items in a gorgeous cosmetic case:  All About Eyes, High Impact Mascara in Black, Long Last Lipstick in Sugared Maple,  Colour Surge Eye Shadow Palette with 6 shades, and Take the Day Off Makeup Remover for Lids, Lashes & Lips. $32.50.


Lancome Juicy Tubes Holiday Gift Set

Eight of my favorite Juicy Tubes in another special edition Holiday set: Pure, Fruity Pop, Hallucination, Pink Horizon, Miracle, Magic Spell, Limited Edition Cherry on Top, and Hot Date.

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Bond No. 9 Saks Fifth Avenue For Him & Her.

I recently was made aware of a collaboration between Saks Fifth Avenue and Bond No. 9. This is truly unique and a first of its kind. This is the first time ever that a specialty store has ever commissioned a perfumery to design scents, marking the start of a bold new direction in upscale retailing and a new genre in luxury fragrances.


Bond No. 9 Saks Fifth Avenue For Her:
Saks Fifth Avenue for Her signals the return of the classic gardenia eau de parfum, given a chic contemporary twist with the addition of sparkling jasmine and vetiver, along with smooth vanilla. This all-white bouquet captures the fashion-forward essence of 21st century Saks, while at the same time expressing the eclectic downtown spirit of NoHo-based Bond No. 9. $185.

Bond No. 9 Saks Fifth Avenue For Him:
is the addition Saks Fifth Avenue for Him is an elegant aqua scent, containing an initial dash of Sicilian bergamot for coolness, followed by cardamom, amber, and cedarwood for warmth. What gives this eau de parfum its metro-modernityof notes that are new to luxury perfumes: a marine accord … fiery chilis … seductive incense … soothing guaiac wood from South America. This blend of classic and contemporary reflect the eclectic downtown spirit and style of NoHo-based Bond No. 9. $185.

The flacon design displays the retailer’s vibrant new white-on-black logo--one of many examples of Saks turning to its venerable past in order to energize its future. As depicted on everything from shopping bags to the store’s Fifth Avenue awnings, the pattern consists of quadrants containing refined, deconstructed, and then reconstructed versions of the signature stacked-script Saks logo that held sway from 1973-1997. The letters now serve as design elements containing Saks’ “DNA” motif. (Visible, for instance, on the front of the Bond No. 9 flacon are parts of the “n” and “A” from “Avenue.”). The slender bottle is the Bond No. 9 superstar flacon, its circular centerpiece logo inscribed with both SAKS FIFTH AVENUE and BOND NO. 9.

In addition, for this season only, Saks Fifth Avenue For Her is also available arrayed with Swarovski crystals for $550.

These are available exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue and



Holiday Gift Guide & Contest Coming Up!

graphic_holiday_gift.jpgToday is the official start to the holiday shopping season. Yipee!

How many of you crazies were out there shopping for yourself others with me this morning? Every year I swear I am not going to join the massive crowds searching for that one can't pass up deal - but it just wouldn't feel the same if I didn't make my way out.

Our Annual Holiday Gift Guide is in the making, and you will not want to miss it. This year I will be posting my recommendations for items such as Bath & Body Sets, Holiday Makeup Sets, Luxury Beauty Gifts, Gifts Under $25, Stocking Stuffers and more. I will also be featuring in regular posts, some of my favorite items for the holiday's that are so special, a whole post will be dedicated to them.

Stay tuned as the Gift Guide will premier soon. And don't forget our Twelve Days of Christmas contest. That will be here before you know it - as in any day now!!!

Have you made your wish list yet?