Dear Santa… I’ve been a very good girl…

Time to round up the amazing beauty buys out there for the Christmas season!

Now, I never get presents. Seriously. Nobody ever buys me things for Christmas. I get a lovely card, usually filled with sparkles and Santa stickers from my daughter… and that’s it! So, naturally, I have to reward myself since Santa OBVIOUSLY is so old and forgetful, he just keeps (mistakenly) adding me to his naughty list. Year, after year 😥

And yes, for some people it may seem a bit early to be shopping for Christmas presents but au contraire! The time is nigh. So shop now before you, I mean, before the people on your list can’t get the good stuff and get left with yucky bad-for-your-buck leftovers.

Pick #3: It’s all in the eyes…

Ocho Loco. ’nuff said. If you haven’t got this set yet, ahem, for ‘someone’ on your Xmas list then you are seriously slacking. Urban Decay has put out a fabulous set of 8 FULL SIZED eyeliners + double barrel pencil sharpener in a boxed set that’s only available online.

It features colours:

Hustle (medium brown metallic)

Mushroom (taupe-pewter metallic)

Rockstar (darkest eggplant)

Psychedelic Sister (bright purple shimmer)

Perversion (blackest black matte AND my favourite black pencil EVER!)

LSD (navy with bright turquoise shimmer)

Junkie (teal w/ bright gold shimmer)

Stash (dark green w/ gold shimmer)

At $70 it’s a fantastic value since the regular price of these 8 pencils + sharpener is $196. Not a big liner girl? Split the kit among your friends/family as fabulous stocking stuffers!


Pick #2: The well-manicured lady…

Ciaté Mini Mani Month Paint Pots. Get them now, IF you can. 20 bottles of their star-rated Paint Pot Nail Polish and 4 bottles of their mini caviar pearl blends. The size of each bottle  is 0.17 oz or 5 ml which is just over 1/3 of the size of a regular sized bottle. You’re supposed to get about 10 manicures out of each bottle and it’s the perfect size if you, or your Xmas list gal pals, like to switch up your mani often and create unique colour combinations. There are several neutrals, bright colours and the exclusive shimmer shades that only come in this set! The possibilities are endless with this box full of goodness!

It features colours:

speed dial 023
cupcake queen 012
ladylike luxe 059
cabaret 046
big yellow taxi 074
dangerous affair 013
power dressing 063
angel wings 090
cutie pie 026
cookies and cream 058
fade to greige 071
twilight 072
vintage 018
mojito 018
headliner 066
halo 089
mistress 039
glass slipper (sephora exclusive)
enchanted rose (sephora exclusive)
magic carpet (sephora exclusive)
caviar pearls sundance
caviar pearls prom queen
caviar pearls candyshop
caviar pearls bumble bee
At $64 for this set, you could do A LOT of gift giving. Or self giving. Whichever.


Pick #1: She wants it all…

Tarte’s Carried Away Collector’s Set. 

I can’t lie. I want it all. And not just for myself, but also for my kit!

This set is fabulous. No, amazing. No, orgasmic. Yes, it is orgasmic. Filled with all the things you need to make even the most demanding woman a very happy, very satisfied, very fulfilled, lady indeed. The set contains mostly neutral colours with a few pops of colour. This is not a set for someone who likes big, bold, vibrant colours (which most of us do not wear on a daily basis anyhow). It’s valued at $665 and offers 24 FULL SIZED, high quality, matte, satin & shimmer eyeshadows in a fabulous palette format (which I immediately placed in my pro kit since, after all, sharing is caring), 8 mini lipglosses, 1 full size blush brush, a mini mascara, a mini finishing powder and a mini blush.

Contains eyeshadow shades:

  • Snowfall in Paris
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Volcanic Ash
  • Pyramid Gold
  • Pearl River
  • Seychelles Sand
  • Touchdown in London Town
  • Martha’s Vineyard
  • Pebble Beach
  • Boston Brick
  • Spanish Sangria
  • Napa Grapes
  • Georgia Peach
  • Tuscan Sun
  • Acia Jungle
  • Coral Reef
  • Iceland Air
  • Mystic Seaport
  • Concrete Jungle
  • Hampton Waves
  • Sunshine State
  • Hawaiian Palm
  • Olive Grove
  • Sin City

Icing on the cake? This gift could make even the most eco-friendly gal on your list happy since the products contain no:

  •  Parabens
  • Sulfates
  • Synthetic Fragrances
  • Petrochemicals
  • Phthalates
  • GMOs
  • Triclosan

And….wait for it… this set retails at $70 CDN. Have a seat, let your heart be still a moment. And now go hunt one down.


Seeing as there’s no point in me waiting for Christmas… I already purchased all three of my top picks for myself for Christmas 2012! And I’m feeling very good about it. In fact, I feel so good I think Santa might just take me off his naughty list this year 😉


Happy holidays & happy shopping!




4 thoughts on “Dear Santa… I’ve been a very good girl…

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