Clinique Holiday Gift Sets.

Clinique Holiday Gift Sets are always some of my favorite to shop. They always have a great array of holiday gift sets. Whether you are looking to gift someone with makeup, Clinique's popular skin care items, fragrances or even want to get your man started with a skin care routine, one of the Clinique Holiday Gift Sets will do.

Here are a few of my favorites.


High Impact Lashes - $20.00
High Impact Mascara, All About the Eyes Eye Cream and a Take the Day Off Makeup Remover all tucked into the perfect sized cosmetic bag.

A More Even Skin Tone - $55.00
My favorite Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector teamed with Even Better Skin Tone Correcting Moisturizer and a 7 Day Scrub Cream will have skin looking even better in no time.

Connect The Gloss - $25.00
Six Long Last Glosswear lip gloss in the most popular shades to mix and match however you wish.

Complete Happiness - $65.00
Four pieces of scented sweetness will make someone hapy. The boxed set includes Happy Body Wash, Body Smoother, Happy Perfume Spray plus the perfect dual-ended Happy Perfume Rollerball/Long Last Glosswear.

Essentials of Shaving - $45.50
Everything any man needs for the perfect shave, at home or away. In a clear pouch you get two sizes of each product - a full size and a mini travel size. The set includes, Skin Supplies For Men Face Scrub, 3.4 oz. and 1.0 oz, Skin Supplies For Men Cream Shave, 4.2 oz. and 1.0 oz. along with Skin Supplies For Men Post-Shave Healer, 2.5 oz. and 1.2 oz..

Kisses from the Heart - $49.50
To warm a heart with a warm scent, this set includes Clinique Happy Heart Pure Fragrance, rich Body Cream and 2 Long Last Glosswear minis on a pink key chain.

Colour Cravings - $30.00
A beautiful silver palette housing a quad of eyeshadows in very popular pink and brown shades, paired with a Raspberry Rush Buttershine Lipstick to complete the look.

To see the rest of the Clinique Holiday Gift Sets that are available, visit any Clinique counter or their website,


Winter Glow Set from ELLIS FAAS.

For the 2010 holiday season, Ellis has selected a gift set of three, best-selling products that can
be combined to create a beautiful and festive look: Creamy Lips “Ellis Red” L101, Ellis Eyes Light
E305 and black mascara E401. These three products together can be used to create either a
dramatic party look or a more subtle every day look.

I must say that I am very happy with this being my first experience with ELLIS FAAS. The mascara is a best-seller, I am sure, as it is amazing. I can apply coat after coat and my lashes just get thicker and longer while maintining their flexibility.  The formula is really unlike I have ever used before.

Ellis explains how she uses the combination of products -

Party look:
* use the Light in holographic Bordeaux-green as an overall eye shadow. Apply liberally onto the
eyelids and also underneath the eye in a bold shape. Soften the edges with your finger for a
dramatic smokey eye.
* apply the mascara in several coatings. Because the mascara stays flexible you can easily
layer it and even curl the lashes afterwards - do wait a few minutes between layers.
* load the applicator of the lipstick with a little bit of product and outline the lips. Reload and
apply a thicker coat of lipstick to create a sumptuous, deep sexy red mouth.

Subtle look:
* use the Light as a highlighter - either over your usual eye shadow or on its own. Apply a dot in
the middle of your eyelid and in the corner of your eye. Dab lightly.
* use one coating of mascara for a natural look.
* load the applicator of the lipstick with a little bit of product and apply on the lips. Fade a little
with fingers, to create a very chic blood-red stain.

ELLIS FAAS products are available through their website, and at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City.


The Crabtree & Evelyn Christmas Collection.

Crabtree & Evelyn continually put out beautifully scented and themed Christmas Collections each and every year. For fragrances the home, bath and body, there is a lot to choose from. This year, Crabtree & Evelyn has four scented collections with a variety of products, in addition to some beautiful sets.

The four collections include:

Noel Collection

Windsor Forest Collection

Pomegranate Collection

Vanilla Collection

What is even more amazing about all of these collections is the fact that you can customize them by building your own gift with their special boxes and bags that can hold the products you select.

I have the soaps in each scent, and I really like how soft and smooth my skin is after using them. The Vanilla Scented Soap is such a soothing treat. I have not used a bar of soap in so long, but look forward to this in the tub, for sure.

Shop for these collections and the rest of the Crabtree & Evelyn assortments of gifts at their website, in any of their stores, or fine retailers, which can be found here.


Tarte Cosmetics Holiday Sets.

Tarte Cosmetics always puts out some fantastic holiday sets, which are just around for the holiday's. What I love most about these sets as they always contain Tarte's best-selling products and come at unbelievably low prices. Take a look at some of these beauties!

If you want an even better bargain, shop at right now to get 40% off during their Friends & Family event. Use the code FFDEC. This sale goes through December 13th, so that make list and get your shopping in.

To further celebrate the season, Tarte is hosting a Twitter party TONIGHT, December 8th. To join in on all the fun to get great advice from the Tartlettes (so cute!) and even win some great Tarte beauty loot, head on over to Twitter tonight from 9 - 11 PM EST and use the twitter hashtag #tarteparty. Make sure you are following @tartecosmetics on Twitter too.