Holiday 2012 Gift Ideas: LORAC, Tarte, Stila

Have you noticed something? Each year, holiday gift ideas by your favorite beauty brands are being released earlier than ever. So while browsing Sephora, I saw these irresistible beauty sets that I want to buy pronto. For myself. Because I work hard. And I don’t need to wait for Christmas. Because I know there will be more choices to come. Because I am a makeup junkie. I thought I am a in a no-buy mode. But….

I own LORAC lip glosses and they don’t disappoint. And for $25 ($132 value), this Sweet Temptation Lip Gloss Collection is a steal.  You get six lip glosses that can take you from day to night, talk about versatility dahlin’.

Tarte is one of the best blushes there is. It’s super pigmented and most of all, it’s cruelty-free. This set, a.k.a Fantastic Foursome 4-Piece Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush, retails for only $35. They’re in deluxe sizes so this collection is the perfect way to test run Tarte if you are new to this brand.

Another one on my beauty radar is Stila Snow Angel Palette & Stay All Day ($39, a $270 value). It’s a limited edition palette that features 18 eyeshadows, 12 cheek colors; never mind the mascara that comes with it, it’s just a nice ‘lil addition.

You know what I do for gifting? I create my own set from these collections! I take one item from each, say a lippy, eyeshadow, body lotion, fragrance; wrap them nicely and voila! you have your girly girl holiday gifts to your BFFs.

Stay tuned for more holiday gift ideas. For now, I will checkout and pay. 


Photo source : Sephora

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  1. October 12, 2012 / 8:39 pm

    This is great. I want to get my shopping done early this year (for a change).

    • October 12, 2012 / 8:52 pm

      Thanks Elizabeth! Yeah, gotta get them before it gets frenzy in December.

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