It’s Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas: Holiday Gift Guide for the Beauty Junkie

Makeup is one of the easiest, fool proof presents you can gift – as long as you have some semblance as to what the giftee is into. Giving someone porcelain coloured foundation when they have an olive skin tone is just plain and utter stupidity. That’s where this guide comes in. Stay away from the every day, “I need to run into Sephora to replace my concealer” type products and steer towards one of a kind, treat yourself, pampering type goods. You’ll be her next favourite beauty supplier, next to Sephora.

*Each image will take you to a clickable, shop-able link. 

Happy Shopping

Sephora Collection Precious Metals Anti-Bacterial Brush Set


Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette


Sephora Favorites Lash Stash


Temptu Starter Airbrush Kit


Glo Brilliant Teeth Whitening Device 


Slip for beauty sleep Slipsilk Pillowcase


Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette


T3 Whirl Trio Interchangeable Styling Wand


Wildfox Eau de Parfum Set


Sigma Beauty Travel Brush Set


Philosophy Glowing Days Ahead Set



Sigma Spa 2X Brush Cleaning Glove


Kiehl’s Night Time Essentials


Laura Mercier In the Glow Highlighting Trio


Yves Saint Laurent Kiss & Love Edition Touche’ Eclat


Jo Malone Christmas Cracker


Laura Mercier Limited Edition Le Petit Souffle Body Cremes


Oribe’ Gold Lust Collection


Fig & Yarrow Facial Care Kit 


Glamglow Youth Luxe Set


Cle’ de Peau Collection Bal Masque Nail Lacquer Trio


Estee’ Lauder Diamond Nights Powder Compact


Diptyque Colored Glass Candle Trio


L’Occitane Advent Calendar


CosmoCube Posh Makeup Organizer


 Fred Segal The Blend Custom Fragrance Blending Kit


Serge Normant The Glamour Girl’s Hair Set


Voluspa Brance Vermeil Home Ambience Diffuser


Bobbi Brown Basic Brush Collection


Guerlain Meterorites Perles de Neiges 


Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille


Diptyque Soothing Lip Balm


Rouge Louboutin Silky Satin Lip Colour



Friday Favorites: Weekend Edition

Favorite Purchase

Along with the rest of the fashion obsessed world – I’m in love with the mini bag. The nano. The tiny tote. Whatever. I want to pinch it’s leathery cheeks and kiss it’s little handles. I recently added to this collection of little midget bags with a Balenciaga Giant 12 Red Mini City bag. Or Lil Red, as I like to call it. Hand stitched handles, a removable strap, top zip closure with gold metal hardware. This is my favorite style Balenciaga handbag – the leather is durable and insanely soft but it still retains its shape because of the firm outer frame. And it’s red. I didn’t match it to the season whatsoever.


Favorite Product

I recently went browsing for a good leave – in conditioner type styling product. Sideways rain, misty rain, fat droplets of rain…neither are welcome but they invite themselves up anyway. The girls @ Obadiah Salon in Bellevue have instilled in me, a love for Oribe’. This leave-in conditioner is luxe (for the price and the brand – I’d expect nothing less). It’s light and moisturizing yet dissolves quickly – almost like a serum. I find that creams feel a little heavier but this stuff is airy and smooth. It really tamed my dry curls and although I’m a little stingy on the application, a little is all you need to make it happen. The added heat protection, and glossy shine is awesome so I can now justify the price. I went with the smaller tube as a trial but will definitely upgrade to a larger size now that I know the benefits are legit.


Favorite Scent

Jo Malone’s Mimosa & Cardamom is a little cloud of mimosa, spicy, warm cardamom, sandalwood, and Damask rose. Really, there’s not one Jo Malone fragrance that I have turned away from, so I’m not surprised at my love affair with this new scent. It actually reminds me of talcum powder, it’s a soft scent – perfect for the winter months.


Favorite Read

The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson – this book actually left me perplexed but it didn’t keep me from putting it down. It follows the parallel life of a young Denver woman in 1960’s who co-owns a bookshop with her girlfriend. While she’s a simple, single, independent girl in one life, she’s a glam housewife in the other – caring for her husband and triplets. It goes back and forth between each world until she comes to a realization as to which world she actually inhabits. It infiltrated my sleep so it will yours.


Favorite Photo

Anyone who has a relationship with their bed linens can appreciate this photo by Alyssa Monks. Paintings to be exact. The perfect rumple, the creases in fresh linen, silly sheets and a light, fluffy down duvet. zzzzz.


Favorite Look

My style muse Maja Wyh is yet to fail me. Even the most ridiculous looking pieces look perfectly paired on this little sprite. Full fauxs, layers, and a Kate Moss/Jagger edge.

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Jo Malone

Happy Weekend