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Hello Kitty Velcro Hair Bows – 3 Pack

Over my birthday weekend back in April, I went for a little shopping at Sephora and picked up these super cute Hello Kitty velcro hair bows.

If you are unfamiliar with what velcro hair tools are, they are basically a simple alternative you can use to hold your hair back instead of using bobby pins or hair bands. These are most commonly used to hold hair back while washing your face, but you can use them as you like. I personally use these to hold my hair up when I can’t find a hair band or when I wash my face. It may seem really odd to put velcro in your hair, but they are super handy and they’re surprisingly a lot gentler on hair than hair bands and pins which tend to pull and tug on hair and can cause headaches. These stay in place really well without any of the tension and pressure of other hair accessories which I really love.

Also, if you have a fringe or bangs or short layers, these are actually a lot more effective at keeping hair off your face when you’re cleansing or applying makeup.  In fact, I think that may actually be what they were initially marketed for in Asia, but don’t quote me on that!

I’ve used hair velcro tools before so I was excited to find these really adorable bow shaped velcros from HK and I’m excited that they seem to be going more mainstream since HK is offering them in Sephora now. I previously purchased my rectangle hair velcros by Japanese company Dariya from Asian beauty sites, Ebay or Amazon because they used to be the only ones who offered this sort of thing, but it is really cool to see they are more readily available to US consumers now as I find these hair velcros to be cute, fun and very useful!

If you are interested in purchasing these hair bow velcros from Hello Kitty, they are available at Sephora, but it looks like their online site is currently sold out of them. The only other places I can find them online are on Amazon or Ebay, but if you have one near you, I’d get them at Sephora as they are a lot cheaper (around $15, I think, for the pack) whereas they’re around $20 on Ebay and Amazon. If you don’t really care for the shape of the velcros, you can get rectangle shaped hair velcros or simple bow shaped ones on Amazon & Ebay for $2-$3.

What Do You Think of This Odd, But Useful Hair Tool?

Do You Use Hair Velcros? 

Would You?

Also, What Strange Beauty Tools Have You Tried? 

♥ Tianna 

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Lust List so I thought I’d do one with a specific theme – Spring!

I’m so excited about Spring and Summer, though I’m not excited about the weather turning super hot as it gets pretty scorching here in California, but it will be a nice change of pace from Winter and I’m looking forward to going to the beach and pool and all that jazz.

Aside from being excited about the weather, I’m really excited about the colors in Spring fashions. I am someone who habitually wears black, like all the damn time, but I am trying my best to change that this year and incorporate a lot more color into my wardrobe. I’ve had a look around online and here are some items I’m most excited about this Spring!

Urban Decay Lip Junkie Lip Gloss – Beauty Bay

Jade Clean Zip Front Clutch – Top Shop

Doppia Agra Bikini – The Orchid Boutique

Anchorwoman Mint Green Anchor Earrings – Lulu’s

So Fine Bra & Panty – Nasty Gal

Viktor & Rolf - Flowerbomb La Vie En Rose

Viktor & Rolf – Flowerbomb La Vie En Rose – Sephora.com

Hincky 8 Eye Boot – Nasty Gal

Final Re-Vision Light Blue Sunglasses – Lulu’s

Lost Pinky Peach High-Waisted Shorts – Lulu’s

 

Luichiny April Daze Blush and Lilac Color Block Platform Heels

 

BANDAGE APEX BODYCON DRESS – Top Shop

Mojo Moxy Mayfair Mint Strappy Pointed Flats – Lulu’s

Sweetheart Dress – Betsey Johnson

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Sheswai Nail Lacquer in Nice

Kaleidoscope Leaf Dress – Nasty Gal

Dollhouse Precise Mint Textured Platform Wedge Sandals – Lulu’s

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ASOS Skater Dress In Bengaline

Tarte - Aqualillies for Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eye And Cheek Palette

Tarte – Aqualillies for Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eye And Cheek Palette – Sephora.com

Gleam Sequin Dress – Nasty Gal

Couples Repeat Gold Ring Set – Lulu’s

Pin Up Coral Bikini – Orchid Boutique

Be My One & Only Dome Satchel – Betsey Johnson

Shadow Shapes Peplum Dress – Nasty Gal

One Love Organics Travel Kit

What Are You Most Excited for this Spring in Beauty & Fashion?

♥ Tianna 

First Aid Beauty - Ultra Repair Cream

Most of the time lately, I’ve been doing product reviews from items that companies send me and while that’s amazing and just as nice, it’s also fun to find my own products to try out while shopping and then review those as well.

This is one such product. I purchased it on a recent trip I took to Sephora when I picked up a brush replacement head for my Clarisonic. I actually bought it in the 2 Oz. tube, but I’ll be picking up the largest size I can find ( maybe on their site directly ) as soon as possible because it is AMAZING.

First off, the Ultra Repair Cream is meant to hydrate, heal and provide relief to those suffering from irritation of any kind. They market it toward those with skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, keratosis pilaris, or anyone who suffer from itchy, dry skin, but I really think anyone could benefit from it. Personally, I think everyone should just have this cream sitting around because it’s that awesome, but hey, that’s just me.

Including a variety of hydrating and soothing ingredients such as colloidal oatmeal and shea butter, this cream is incredibly hydrating and thick without feeling heavy, greasy, or leaving any kind of residue. I love that because if I’m not using body oil, I don’t want my cream to be overly oily really. I just want it to soak in and dissipate once it’s been massaged into the skin and this does just that and more. It’s extremely nourishing without feeling heavy at all, but it really calms down itchiness and dryness in about 24 hours. I apply this before bed and wake up with calmer, more hydrated and healthier looking skin.

Another thing that really makes this cream stand out for me is the fact that I can use it anywhere, including on my face, and not break out. That is a huge deal for me given that most face creams make my blemish prone combination skin flare up. This does not. In fact, when I had some dry patches on my chin, not only did they clear up overnight with this, but it made my skin look healthier and more balanced. Many products often advertise that they can be used anywhere, but few seldom actually can be, you know, without dire consequences. This really can be used anywhere, safely, on any skin type with any skin concerns and I truly believe you’d see benefits from continued use. I have.

Aside from this cream being really affordable, well formulated, and super effective, I love that it’s not something they’ve given a lot of hype. Not to say it doesn’t deserve it, but I feel like I’ve discovered a hidden gem in First Aid Beauty! This was the first product I tried from them and now I’m bound to try out their entire line because this experience was that good.

You can check out the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream – here or at Sephora where I purchased it – here.

Have You Tried First Aid Beauty Products?

If so, What’s Your Favorite Product from their Line?

I’d Love to Know in the Comments!

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I’m not huge on fashion trends.

It’s not that I don’t like fashion because I love fashion; I just prefer to do it my way instead of following the trends of the runways or whichever. I feel like some of the trends are super unrealistic for everyday wear and then some only look good on certain body types (usually stick thin) and hence wouldn’t even look right if I tried them. For this reason, I always seem to be on my own strange, yet awesome trend schedule and that’s fine with me because I like having a unique style and I don’t mind standing out a bit.  After all, variety is the spice of life and you should have fun being who you are, whether that means following a trend or not.  Just make sure you have fun and that it’s a style or look that you really like and feel confident in. That’s not to say I never like things that are on trend because I usually like a lot of them. I’m just saying I don’t really care if I follow them to a T one way or the other.

With that, here are some styles I’m excited about this coming Spring & Summer that may or may not be on trend 😉

The Ballerina Look

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Uploaded by Coco Blanchard via Pinterest

I’ve always felt like ballerinas have an ethereal grace about them in the way they can control their bodies, but also in the outfits they wear. From tutus to leotards to less conventional styles, there’s just something really classic and beautiful about mixing classic ballet pointe shoes with anything, really.

Chloé Ballerina Flats - Masha Dancer

Chloé Ballerina Flats – Masha Dancer

Take these ballerina flats by Chloé. They’re super fashionable and wearable for us who aren’t actual ballerinas, but they still have that awesome look to them. It reminds me of when I was in high school – I had these black ballerina flats that I’d gotten at Nordstroms. I don’t even remember who made them at this point, but they had ribbon lacing all the way up the ankle and they made me feel so light footed and lovely all the time. *Sigh* Those are some shoes I literally wore into the ground until my mom threw them out because they were falling apart so badly.

Brightly Colored Clothing & Accessories

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Cambridge Satchel Company Exclusive to Asos 11″ Coral Fluro Leather Satchel

I’m really loving bright Springy colors at the moment. I know that’s pretty on trend which is cool!

I actually first spotted this awesome Cambridge Satchel over on Minnie Mélange, only I prefer it in the coral color as opposed to the cool green color she picked up.

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TFNC Swing Dress in Jewelled Crochet – ASOS

I’m loving really flowy material for Spring and I always love lace type tops and dresses, but I’d love this dress even more with a brightly colored pink skinny belt or something to make it a bit more bright.

SURRENDER BOW PLATFORMS – TopShop

Brightly colored platforms are a fantastic way to add color to otherwise basic looking outfits that include a lot of black, beige or white and I really love these bow platforms! They also come in a funky pink color as well.

Braids

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Unique Loose Braid From sincerelykinsey.blogspot.com via Pinterest

I’ve always loved braids, but with this season and the amount of never ending ways people have recently come out with just astounds and enthralls me. From fishtails to milkmaid style braids, I just find them all so lovely and there are tons of fantastic blogger tutorials online to learn how to do them all!

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Fishtail Braid Tutorial From oncewed.com via Pinterest

Crisp Spring Nail Designs

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Hannah Miller from Instagram via Pinterest

If you’ve been following this blog for awhile, you’ll know how nail inferior I am, but ever since I’ve joined Pinterest and seen how amazing some of these nail designs are, I can’t help but get inspired to try some of them myself.

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From lamorechanel.tumblr.com via Pinterest

From salt manicures to these incredible jeweled ones, chevron designs, and other variations of the french manicure, it looks so fun and creative! I must admit that since starting this blog and discovering nail art, I have become a bit more ambitious when it comes to painting my nails and doing designs on them. Not saying I can do any of it or do any of it well, but I can try!

Colored Mascaras

Nvey Eco Volumising Mascara | Spirit Beauty Lounge

Nvey Eco Volumising Mascara | Spirit Beauty Lounge

I’ve been some kind of obsessed with colored mascaras for the better part of 3 months now, especially the copper hued Macao from ILIA Beauty that I recently spotted at Beauty Habit {see it below}. This one from Nvey Eco also looks promising and comes in black, brown AND blue!  There are also some pretty amazing color options from Sephora and Make Up Forever as well.

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ILIA – Mascara – Macao – BeautyHabit.com

A Natural Glow

May Lindstrom The Good Stuff Radiance Oil

I’m not a huge fan of self tanner most days. When it looks awesome it looks really great, but for everyday looks, I just can’t be bothered to keep applying it without getting sloppy so I prefer a body oil or lotion with a bit of shimmer in it and May Lindstrom’s The Good Stuff Radiance Oil is perfect for that, especially in the Spring and Summer when it’s fun to have that slightly bronzed golden look! It smells heavenly { like chocolate! } and makes skin look naturally glowy and golden because it hydrates really well and includes shimmery mica in the formula. It’s definitely a holy grail body product for me as far as packaging, natural formula, and overall effect on the skin both superficially and beauty benefit wise. You can see my full review for it – here. If you absolutely prefer self tanner, a really great one is the one by TanOrganic and you can see my review for that – here.

Nudes, Pinks, & Nudey Pinks!

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Pieces Heart Print Cami – ASOS

Even when it’s not Spring, I love nude and pink colored pieces because they just go with absolutely everything and they look super feminine and romantic which I really love, given my period film obsession. It’s just the ultimate chic, womanly look in my mind, I suppose.

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Timeless Bow Sandal – ASOS

Neons

Neon Yellow Power Play Blazer – Nasty Gal

Normally I really hate neon, but for some reason lately, I am loving neon yellow, blue, pink and some shades of green as long as they’re paired with grey, black, or white. It just goes, am I right?

Wedge Sneakers

Hilight Wedge Sneaker – Black – Nasty Gal

In spite of the fact that my boyfriend thinks I’m an absolute lunatic for loving them, I really love this whole platform/ wedge sneaker trend! Ironically enough, I had some platform sneakers way back in the day when I was like 10-11. I’m not sure where I got them, but I remember I thought I was so cool because the Spice Girls wore platform everything and I finally had my own! Shortly after, my little sister hijacked them so she could look taller and I’ve no idea what happened to them now, but just the idea that I could get that Spice Girl style back gets my heart pumping! Anyone else relate to this? No?

Swimwear

Image 4 of ASOS Caged Bow Back Swimsuit

Caged Bow Back Swimsuit – ASOS

The last thing I’m really excited for is swimwear because I feel like the swimsuits that have come out lately have been edgier and edgier and the cuts all look really fun and unique. The one above is one such style. Doesn’t it look cool?! The pieces tie in the back so it looks all bandage-esque. You know it’s a good day when one piece swimwear is looking pretty awesome as opposed to mom-like.

Dancing Mesh 2 Piece Suit – ECO Swimwear – Maaji Swimwear

I’ve actually never seen anything like the bathing suit above where the top is all loose fitting on top. It looks so comfortable and lounge-worthy which I really like about it. I think a lot of girls, especially plus ones want to wear these type of 2 piece suits, but without them hugging their body in an unflattering way. I love that this one is loose fitting because it can be flattering for many different body types.

Beach Bunny Swimwear – Time is Love Bikini – Orchid Boutique

This is another great style that’s really unique. It’s not as diverse as the others, but I really love the bead work and it’s perfect for those who get really tan in the summer because the color looks great against tan skin tones.

Malai Swimwear EXCLUSIVE – Gates of Chic One Piece Suit

I’m really happy that one piece bathing suits are getting less and less boring! This one has such a cool design on the back and I like having a nice one piece around for swimming as 2 piece suits just fall off when you’re trying to do laps. I’m just saying – a girl’s got to be practical!

Block Party Bikini – Nasty Gal

This last suit is a big trend for the spring and that’s color blocking. I don’t actually much like the color block trend in clothing as I think it looks a bit too 1985 for comfort, but I really like it here on this suit. It just works!

What Fashion Trends Are You Loving For Spring or Are You Making Up Your Own?

I’d Love to Know in the Comments!

  I hope you’re all enjoying your Saturday and getting in some rest and laughs and all that jazz.

I seem to be getting a ton of sales emails from shops lately and I thought I’d share some with you!

There’s even a sweepstake event and a giveaway event you can sign up for so definitely enter those!

See below to sign up!

Most of them seem to only be going through the weekend so take advantage while you can!

Enjoy!

72 HOUR EVENT: 20% Off Storewide

MAKE BEAUTY. ESCAPE. ENTER TO WIN A TRIP TO MAUI

Although this one (seen above) is not technically a sale, I thought you all might want to sign up – I did!

Receive a free Organic Nourishing Lipbalm with your order of $35

I’m pretty excited about the new Alima Pure Valentine’s Collection, aptly named, Love Stories.

Isn’t it lovely?!

Click the image to check it out on Alima Pure.

Introducing Our Valentines Limited Edition Mineral Makeup Collection

 

YDRnyOsTRUbQl7VEkrEOidsE.jpeg:Amazon:photo^ Michelle Phan is giving away one of her new Ever Eden jewelry pieces!

Click here to find out how to enter !

Lastly, I just wanted to share a few items I’m lusting after from Beauty Habit & Sephora, respectively, which are currently on sale, though not under any specific sale so you will probably be able to purchase them for awhile. 

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Aromatherapy Associates – Little Star – Deep Relax Bath & Shower Oil – $17.00 $13.60 SPECIAL!

Tarte - Girl Meets Gloss 5-Piece Maracuja Gloss Collector's Set

Tarte – Girl Meets Gloss 5-Piece Maracuja Gloss Collector’s Set – $36.00 $30.00

Becca – Brow Shaping Gel – $20.00 $16.00 SPECIAL!

Korres - Goddess Glow Collection

Korres – Goddess Glow Collection – $42.00 $30.00

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Becca – Luminous Skin Color – $42.00 $38.40 SPECIAL!

Caudalie - Body Of Your Dreams

Caudalie – Body Of Your Dreams – $49.00 $35.00

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Dr. Hauschka – Eye Contour Day Balm – $51.95 $36.37 SPECIAL!

Illamasqua - Nail Varnish Duo

Illamasqua – Nail Varnish Duo – $25.00 $19.00

Paul & Joe – Limited Edition – Ornamental Self Select Eye Color – Deck The Halls – $20.00 $14.00 SPECIAL!

Tarte - Eye Couture Day-To-Night Eye Palette

Tarte – Eye Couture Day-To-Night Eye Palette – $44.00 $30.00

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Sara Happ – Limited Edition Blood Orange Lip Scrub – $24.00 $19.20 SPECIAL!

Korres - Pomegranate Discovery Kit

Korres – Pomegranate Discovery Kit – $29.50 $19.50

Sponge – Avocado Oil – $100.00  $70.00 SPECIAL!

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STEAMCREAM – Joy to the World – $18.00 $14.40 SPECIAL!

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STEAMCREAM – Raymond – $18.00 $14.40 SPECIAL!

Have a Great Weekend!

12 Days of Christmas Giveaways 2012 - StorybookApothecary.com

* As a side note, I meant to post this up last night, but in my exhausted state, I stupidly saved it as a draft instead of scheduling it so I’m really sorry if anyone waiting up for the results and then didn’t get them because of my error  – I promise to get more sleep! *

Before I go ahead with announcing all the winners, I just want to say thanks so much to everyone who signed up for all the giveaways – the event was super successful so thank you so much to everyone who tweeted, re-tweeted, commented and generally participated in each and every one of the giveaways. You all contributed to it’s success and it’s meant a great deal to me! 

Okay, I’m done rambling on now – Here are the winners!

{Please Note – each number corresponds to the giveaway day. For example 1 = On the first day of xmas giveaway, etc. }

  1. Lisa Shen  – You’ve won the Tan Organic Sunless Tan Spray + Mitt!
  2. Nizy – You’ve won the Max Green Alchemy Shampoo and Conditioner Set!
  3. Fiona Naughton – You’ve won 2 Rainwater Botanicals Face Serums!
  4. Ashley L – You’ve won 3 Living Nature products in their NEW True Colours packaging!
  5. Hannah Ackroyd – You’ve won 1 Liz Earle Limited Edition Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser!
  6. Naomi Willett – You’ve won 1 Alpha-H Tinted Moisturizer!
  7. Fiona Naughton – You’ve won a Massive pot of Sample minis!
  8. Sophie G – You’ve won 2 Naruko products!
  9. Kimberly Laymon – You’ve won the Jane Iredale Simply Magical Collection!
  10. Lisa Shen – You’ve won 3 Bella Graciela Accessories!
  11. Marcella Tam – You’ve won a $50 e-gift card for BeautyHabit.com!
  12. Brittany Carson – You’ve won the Korres Goddess Beauty Color Collection!

Congratulations to all of the lucky winners!

Please contact me through email at StorybookApothecary@gmail.com with your mailing information so I may ship your packages to you. Please keep in mind that it’s unlikely I’ll have a chance to ship out your prize to you until after Christmas as I’m quite tapped out until then!

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Hello Everyone!

So, we’ve finally reached the end :-‘( of the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways event and I’m quite thrilled (LOL) as planning this event was pretty hectic what with all of the posts and things and getting all the items together PLUS my own Christmas to – do list, but it has actually been a lot of fun to do besides the stress of it as I find I work quite well under pressure and have managed to get all the posts out without too many snags. PLUS I really have enjoyed seeing all of the amazing comments and tweets, re-tweets, and everything it has been tons of fun and very exciting for me all at the same time so thank you so much to everyone who has participated thus far and if not, you still have time to participate in this last hoorah giveaway!

Today’s prize is the KORRES Goddess Beauty Color Collection which I personally picked up from Sephora. I thought it was only right I should be the last sponsor as it’s my giveaway and all and I hope it’s just as amazing as the others, if not a bit more so, you know, because it’s from me 😉 .

I went with this lovely gift set because it was within my budget and because I love KORRES and I have been raving on about their primers since the inception of this blog so I thought it was pretty fitting!

Also, if you want to know the winners of this giveaway, check back in 3 days and the post for who won which prizes will be up!

Anyhow, I hope you’ll all sign up for this last giveaway and I hope you have a lovely holiday, whatever you have planned – stay safe and happy.

Remember to Hurry & Sign Up Right Away!

This Giveaway Will Close in 48 Hours!

Click Here to Sign Up Now!

Good Luck!

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  1. Krups Espresso Machine { from West Elm via Pinterest } $299.95
  2. “I Bloody Love Tea” Mug { from AliceMaplesdenPots on Etsy via Pinterest } $24.79
  3. BECCA Sandalwood Gift Set { from BeautyHabit.com via Pinterest } $70
  4. Grow Your Own Mushrooms Kit { from Back To the Roots via Pinterest } $19.95
  5. Multicolored 10 Piece Knife Set { from Fab.com via Pinterest } $28
  6. Roques Oneil Pamper Me Xmas Gift Set { from Roques Oneil via Pinterest } £48
  7. Rachel Bow Day Bag { from Forever New via Pinterest } $69.99
  8. “I Would Cuddle You So Hard” T-Shirt { from Fab.Com via Pinterest } $19.50
  9. “Amber” Eau de Parfum by Prada { from Nordstrom via Pinterest } $118
  10. Vitamix Professional Blender { from Wayfair.Com via Pinterest } $498.95
  11. “Freak Out” Pajama Set { from TopShop.com via Pinterest }
  12. OCC Pro’s Picks Lip Tar Set { from Sephora.Com via Pinterest } $49
  13. Waterproof Ipod Shuffle with Dual Layer Protection { from WaterFi.Com via Pinterest } $144.95
  14. Aquaovo Therm-O Terra ECO Friendly Thermos { from Fab.Com via Pinterest } $20
  15. RMS Beauty Essentials Gift Set { from SpiritBeautyLounge.Com via Pinterest } $150
  16. Samsung Galaxy Note II { from Samsung via Pinterest } $299.99 (with contract) or $649.99 (without)
  17. Trilogy Xmas Everything Balm Gift Set { from LoveLula.Com via Pinterest } £12.50
  18. “Bonne Nuit” ERMINE French Slippers { from TopShop.Com via Pinterest } $28
  19. Nanda Home Clocky Rolling Clock { from Fab.Com via Pinterest } $45

For more gift inspiration, check out my Pinterest board “Gift Ideas” for more gift inspiration!

What’s on your gift list this year?

I’m sooo excited for Christmas!

I know, Thanksgiving isn’t even here yet, but I just get more jazzed about Christmas than Thanksgiving for some reason and it probably has a lot to do with all of the Christmas themed beauty sets they come out with around this time that get me into the spirit!

You know, and all the fireplace scent in cold air, candy canes, tea, and all that jazzy stuff too!

So, with that, here’s 20 of my favorite gift sets, collections, etc. that would make lovely gifts for someone this holiday season!

Give Me Some Lip Sephora Favorites; $25

e.l.f. Nail Polish Cube - 14 pc

 

E.L.F. Nail Polish Cube; $10

 

Soap & Glory Shower Trip Set; $36

Burt's Bees Head to Toes

 

Burt’s Bees Head to Toes; $12.39

Tarte Carried Away Collector’s Set; $54

Rosehip 3-Step Facial Set - Limited Edition

 

Pai Rosehip 3-Step Facial Set – Limited Edition; $40

 

Fresh Sugar Berry Merriment Set; $28

The Serenity and Relaxation Kit

 

Dr. Hauschka The Serenity and Relaxation Kit; $29.95

 

Disney’s Cinderella Collector’s Set; $125

24 Days of Christmas with Liz Earle

 

24 Days of Christmas with Liz Earle; £100

 

Josie Maran Moroccan Bazaar Argan Skin & Hair Best Sellers Set; $39

Nourishing Facial Care Kit

 

Rainwater Botanicals Nourishing Facial Care Kit; $47

Korres Goddess Beauty Color Collection; $42

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Paul & Joe – Limited Edition – Makeup Collection 2012 – Frozen Lilac; $65

 

Stila 5 Piece Christmas Brush Collection; $29.98

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Sara Happ – Red Velvet Gift Set; $40

 

Too Faced Little Black Book of Beauty; $44.98

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Smith’s Luscious Layers Gift Tin; $16

 

Macadamia Natural Oil Travel Set; $54.23

 

Revolution Organics Freedom Glow Beauty Box; $90

What’s On Your Christmas List?

Be Sure to Sign Up for My Black Friday Beauty Giveaway Before It’s Too Late – here!

 

 

 

Korres - Quercetin & Oak Antiageing & Antiwrinkle Concealer

 

I purchased this concealer awhile ago from Sephora (You can see the original post I did – here) and I meant to review it, but I’ve been super busy and just haven’t gotten around to it until now.

So, sorry for the long wait if you were waiting for the review, it’s finally arrived!

Anyway, I’ll just make this quite short and sweet.

I love Korres products, but I was so disappointed with this concealer. It’s really thick and pasty and quite difficult to blend. Aside from that, it actually sets into my barely existent fine lines and makes my whole eye area look dry. Gross. Plus, when I do wear it, it causes small dot mini breakouts under my eyes.

It works decently enough on spots, but does nothing to treat them and I know it’s not a blemish concealer, but I guess I was just disappointed it doesn’t seem to have healing capabilities despite the natural ingredients.

I actually feel pretty ripped off given this one cost me $22 and really hasn’t delivered. I prefer my original favorite – the Neutrogena Healthy Skin Concealer I reviewed ages ago. It’s more hydrating, gentle, brightening, creamy, easily blendable and cheaper. While the ingredients aren’t as great as what’s in the Korres, at least it’s more effective and doesn’t break my under eyes out.

As sad as it is, especially because I love Korres, this one just missed the mark for me. I think, maybe, if you have super normal skin, this could work for you. It might actually also be okay if you have oilier skin that doesn’t break out. Everyone else may want to steer clear.

You can find this concealer on Sephora for $22 – here.

What’s your favorite concealer?