Posts

Holiday Gift Guide: Sephora Beauty Wishlist

Anyone who knows us is quite aware of our love of beauty and skincare products. We can’t help but swoon over new opening new lipsticks, fragrances, luxurious skincare, and hair products…we’re self-proclaimed beauty addicts and we know we’re not the only ones out there. Today’s holiday gift guide highlights some of our favorite beauty products from Sephora. It is essentially our Sephora beauty wishlist, gifts and stocking stuffers we’re sure every cosmetics junkie would love to get. We’ll be sharing some coveted stocking stuffers and must-have beauty gifts to gift your loved ones this holiday season.Sephora. It is essentially our Sephora beauty wishlist, gifts and stocking stuffers we’re sure every cosmetics junkie would love to get. We’ll be sharing some coveted stocking stuffers and must-have beauty gifts to gift your loved ones this holiday season.

STOCKING STUFFERS

They say good things come in small packages and when it comes to stocking stuffers, you can’t go wrong with beauty products. Here are some of the beauty products we’re expecting in our holiday stocking.

Sephora_Holiday_Stocking_Stuffers_www.mylifeonandofftheguestlist.com

  • Sephora Ombre Obsession Face Palette – this innovative palette features four ombre shades, four single shades, and a luminizer.
  • Bite Beauty Bite Mix and Mingle – a lip duo collection with six limited-edition holiday pairings of moisture-rich, double-ended lipsticks in complementary shades for the season.
  • Bésame Cosmetics Lipstick & Matchbook Set – a set of five rich, highly pigment lipsticks housed in a portable matchbook, plus a full-size lipstick with a satin, matte finish that delivers full coverage in one coat.
  • Sephora Collection Kiss Me Balm – a kissable, scented lip balm with subtle or no color, that provides up to four hours of hydration.

GIFTS FOR UNDER THE TREE

Looking for great gifts to stock under the tree or the beauty addict on your Christmas gift list? We’re highlighting several Sephora gift ideas, from nail polish sets, makeup bags, skincare must-haves, fragrances, to cosmetics, that will bring joy and happiness to any beauty lover.

First_Aid_Beauty_Peace_Joy_and_Fab_Kit_www.mylifeonandofftheguestlist.com

First Aid Beauty Peace, Joy & Fab Kit – A five-piece set featuring FAB’s top-selling skincare solutions to hydrate, renew, and revive skin for an all over healthy-looking, happy complexion.

Fresh_Skincare_Heroes_www.mylifeonandofftheguestlist.com

Fresh Skincare Heroes – a collection of Fresh essentials that contains everything you need to cleanse, treat, and moisturize skin and lips, wrapped in a silver-embossed box adorned with a festive bow for the perfect gift.

Formula_X_Bottle_Service_Set_www.mylifeonandofftheguestlist.com

Formula X Bottle Service Set – a limited-edition 10-piece mini nail polish set with bestselling bold and neutral shades featured in premium champagne bottle packaging.

bareMinerals_Glimmer_and_Glow_5_Piece_Radiant_Complexion_Collection_with_Bag_www.mylifeonandofftheguestlist.com

bareMinerals Glimmer & Glow 5-Piece Radiant Complexion Collection w/ Bag – A five-piece radiant complexion collection ( Well-Rested Face & Eye Brightener, Prime Time Foundation Primer, Warmth All-Over Face Color, Turn On Gold Multi-Tasking Highlighter, and a angled face brush) in a gold makeup bag.

Sephora_Collection-Breakups_To_Makeup_Holiday_Bag_www.mylifeonandofftheguestlist.com

Sephora Collection Breakups To Makeup Holiday Bag – a  fun, travel-friendly makeup clutch that holds all your beauty essentials and personal items.

Atelier_Cologne_www.mylifeonandofftheguestlist.com

Atelier Cologne Nécessaire Nomade Set – discover 8 4ml (0,14 fl.oz) Colognes Absolues from the Originale, Matières and Azur Collections.

Sephora_Collection_Stand_Up_and_Shine_Prestige_Pro_Brush_Set_www.mylifeonandofftheguestlist.com

Sephora Collection Stand Up and Shine Prestige Pro Brush Set – a makeup aficionado collector’s set with 12 high-performance PRO brushes and a special stand-up pouch. The set includes a Powder brush, Angled blush brush, Foundation brush, Concealer brush, Allover shadow brush, Small shadow brush, Crease brush, Smudge brush, Angled liner brush, Smoky liner brush, Lip brush, Brow comb, and spoolie.

We’re so excited to indulge in all the new beauty products we’re getting for Christmas. Tell me fellow beauty lovers, do you have a Sephora beauty wishlist? What’s on your holiday gift list this season?

Breakups to Makeup Launches Winter Styles

Every now and then, you meet someone and you click. They get it. They get you. No judgments. Every now and then we come across a product or brand that evokes a similar feeling. We introduced you to one such fashion brand, who we met at last year’s Makeup Show, Breakups to Make-up. The brand recently announced the launch of their new line of Winter attire, which we’re so happy to share with you. Breakups to Makeup is known for their catchy and sometimes cheeky phrases imprinted on their products, which highlights the founders’ enchantment with make-up artistry. Their products include t-shirts, beanies, make-up clutches, tote bag, compacts, and iPhone cases.

The recent Winter Collection launch saw the addition of cozy long sleeved knitted shirts, headgear and faux leather clutches – all perfectly suited to staying comfortably cozy in superb style. Breakups to Makeup‘s witty slogan “Love raised me lipstick saved me” is one of the more popular phrases used on their apparel and accessories. In the winter collection, it is featured on the stylish headgear which includes snugly soft beanies, sophisticated berets and vintage-inspired turbans, as well as on the all-purpose, faux leather signature lipstick clutch.

The comfy long sleeved shirts carry other classic Break-up to Make-up slogans, ”Different Breed” and “This is New York City, Our Makeup Needs to Look Good”. The Different Breed Long sleeved shirt is done with gold foil printing and the other with silver. Our favorite phrases are “I would cry but my Lipstick is designer” and “Losing you hurt but losing my makeup up bag would be a tragedy”. We love them for their playfully insolence and shameless admittance of the enthusiasm and passion for make-up that we share. The beanies, berets and turbans are also available with these sassy phrases.

The Breakups to Makeup winter headgear retails for $30.00, the long sleeve shirts, and the clutch retails for $40.00. Breakups to Make-up is for the make-up artist, the makeup lover and the everyday woman; because it represents more than just legitimizing make-up as an art form. It is also a way of adding a humorous slant to the less glamorous aspects of our lives – a way of laughing at ourselves if you will and gaining power from our ability to do so.

The brand conveys the message that they too have been there, prodding through difficult, and often sub-zero temperatures and times; but though the going can get rough, we can still keep our chins up, freshen our lipstick, laugh and live – stylishly.

Thanks to my cousin Kayle for helping during our busy fashion week by working on this story for us.

The Makeup Show NYC Continues to Inspire & Educate

The ninth year of The Makeup Show NYC brought together thousands of beauty-loving attendees, and gave us a few days of inspiring beauty, new product favorites, amazing beauty tips, and insights into the brilliance of some of today’s most renowned makeup artists and industry professionals. For us, The Makeup Show NYC started out with an audience with The Makeup Show’s Director of Artistry and Education, James Vincent as he shared his favorite brands and products launching for the first time at the show, and got a first peek of the Makeup Show Icon Gallery: Kevyn Aucoin  (more on that later).

The show featured over 30 new exhibitors and brands including Sephora, ARDENCY INN, Black|Up Cosmetics, Ashunta Sheriff Beauty, Charlotte Tilbury, Gorgeous Cosmetics, Jouer Cosmetics, Surratt Beauty, Vincent Longo, and Breakups to Makeup; offered attendees over 20 additional classes, 70 keynote speakers, hands-on workshops, seminars, kit focus and career classes, as well as the opportunity to shop more than 120 beauty brands at exclusive show discount prices. Our first stop was to check out the Black|Up Cosmetics, as we fell in love with their Lip Lacquers (love VL07) and Lipcolors (so many to love):

As you know, we’re always huge fans of Sephora and were excited to see them at The Makeup Show NYC, especially as they were introducing their gorgeous Sephora Pro Makeup Brushes, each of which comes with its individual cover.

As a fan of Stila Cosmetics, we definitely wanted to learn more about their Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eyeshadow, so we stopped in to their Queen of the Night Seminar with Kanesha Perry to learn how to get a perfect shimmering look for a night out

We fell in love with the beauty themed T-shirts and cellphone cases from Breakups to Makeup (a must have for any beauty lover)

Stopped by Surratt Beauty, another first timer at the makeup Show NYC, to check out their lip glosses

Took a few moments to be awed by the amazing makeup and body artwork from Kett Cosmetics, Oliv Ares Haus of Glam, and Graftobian Makeup Company (tree woman).

Our last stop was to check out the Something Wicked: Creating a Character and a Career on Broadway with Joe Dulude to watch him transform his model into Wicked’s pivotal character, the Wicked Witch.

And now to the greatness. It was so incredible to walk through all the amazing work history of Kevyn Aucoin. The Icon Gallery was curated by Shelly Taggar, owner of The Makeup Show with an introduction by James Vincent. It featured the life, work and influence of the famed makeup artist. There was a vast wealth of knowledge about Mr. Aucoin, for example, did you know there is a star named after him thanks to Courtney Love? How about his mind-blowing transformation of Lisa-Marie Pressley into Marilyn Monroe, or that he once worked at a Lancome beauty counter? There is much to learn about Kevyn Aucoin, take a peek below to know more: