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.


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 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.


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

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 – a  fun, travel-friendly makeup clutch that holds all your beauty essentials and personal items.

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 – 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?

Face the Beauty by Jackie Gomez

We once again had the pleasure of attending celebrity makeup artist, Jackie Gomez’s Face the Beauty event where she shared her top beauty favorites. Her favorite brands included L’Oreal, Essie, MAKE UP FOR EVER, Tarte Cosmetics, Maybelline New York, Garnier, Fresh, and Smashbox. We are fans of all of the brands and currently use several of the products Jackie highlighted.

Check out Jackie’s favorite beauty products which of course includes some essentials every woman needs whether you’re attending New York Fashion week or heading from work to the gym or work to out with friends.

Smashbox Halo Blush in Blissful

Inspired by their amazing Halo powder with the signature grinder that shaves the right amount for the perfect flush every time. Jackie recommends smiling and applying in a circular motion.

L’Oreal Color Riche Eye Shadow in Good Luck Charm

These expertly coordinated eye shadow compacts boasts crease-resistant shades that can be worn alone for simple looks or all together for dramatic looks.

Maybelline Color Elixir by Sensational in Dashing Orchid

Saturate your lips with rich lip color, sensuous balm care and polished lip shine every time you glide this lip smoothing color on.

Garnier Soothing Remover Cleansing Towelettes

If you’re looking for a way to remove the day’s dirt, oil and makeup without stripping your skin of it’s moisture, your best bet are these Cleansing Towelettes which are infused with calming plant extract and vitamin E.


A favorite for all beauty lovers, this impeccable liner has a hold that guarantees water, tear, and smudge-proof.

Essie Belugaria Nail Polish

A stunning holographic jet black lace that features highly textured matte glitter.

Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil

Though perfect for your skin during this harsh winter, this soothing, lightweight face oil absorbs quickly for a boost of vital moisture and powerful antioxidants while vitamin E works to maintain the skin’s elasticity and smoothness. One to two drops are all you need.

Tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes Statement Mascara

Want statement lashes? Magnify them with Tarte’s statement mascara for an intensified look that will sure to have people think you’re wearing falsies.

Jackie addressed attendees with a sweet speech (with some teary moments) on what this event and it’s impact meant for her. See the video below:

Surviving Winter with GLOSSYBOX and The Man Repeller

For the month of January, The Man Repeller collaborated with GLOSSYBOX to bring us a few beauty favorites to help us survive this very unpredictable winter. The GLOSSYBOX and The Man Repeller winter survival kit featured items hand selected by Leandra Medine and features such brands favorites like Tarte Cosmetics, Living Proof, Le Metier de Beaute, Estee Lauder, OPI, etc.

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GLOSSYBOX is all about beauty discovery. Every month they introduce you to luxe products from some of the world’s most exquisite, niche beauty brands. Featuring a mix of sample size and full-size products, this monthly subscription has become a favorite of beauty lover the world over. So what product does The Man Repeller use to survive this roller coaster of a winter?

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Estee Lauder’s Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara – want a high-volume, false-lash look? Look no further than this mascara for bright, seductive eyes. Achieving bigger, bolder, more extreme lashes is a whisk of a wand away.

Fresh Umbrian Clay Mattifying Serum – as someone with oily skin, this is one of my favorite products. The high-mineral content of Umbrian Clay neutralizes acidity as it purifies and clarifies your complexion, tones and hydrates while controlling shine and minimizes those pesky enlarged pores.

Le Metier de Beaute Replenishing Daily Solution – perfect for those cold drying winter days, this rich, paraben-free emollient formula protects, conditions and hydrates while it nourishes, rejuvenates and detoxifies your skin.

Living Proof Prime Style Extender – another favorite of mine, this weightless, style extending hair primer is a must. It allows you to go longer between shampoos and touch ups.

Narciso Rodriguez for her Eau de Toilette Spray – a lovely spicy and sweet floral fragrance that screams femininity and sensuality.

OPI “Can’t Let Go” Liquid Sand Nail Lacquer – looking for the perfect matte purple with a touch of shimmer, you have found it. Now you can have matte without giving up a bit of shine.

Vincent Longo Lipstain SPF 15 Lipstick – I love an immaculate blue-red and this award-winning SPF 15 lipstick in “Americana” is divine. This nourishing and softening lipstain won’t bleed and can easily be a go-to red for anyone.

What do you think of the GLOSSYBOX and The Man Repeller? Share your thoughts in the comments.

My Fashion’s Night Out Adventures

For Fashion’s Night Out I was keen on staying away from the craziness as best as I could. I was successful in the first two events enjoying the night celebrating Fresh’s 21 Years at a VIP Celebration with Fresh Co-Founder Lev Glazman at the Union Square Flagship Store on 18th and Broadway and Style.’s Annual FNO event overlooking 30 Rock. I ended the night previewing Stella MacCartney’s new Intimate Apparel Collection at Journelle in the midst of the crowded streets in Soho.

First up, a special VIP celebration for Fresh’s 21 birthday and a closer look at their newest products, the limited edition Fresh 21 Turns Oval Soaps and Sugar, Patchouli, Hesperides Grapefruit and Sake-themed note-cards by renowned illustrator R. Nichols as well as a sneak peek to their latest addition to their Tinted Lip Treatment range – Sugar Berry. For a blissful hour, we indulged in sweet candy treats, picking the brain of Lev Glazman and indulging in the amazing store aromas and products.

From Fresh, it was uptown to get primped and pampered with Style. and Style’s Correspondent, Jeannie Mai. Tucked away from the extremely crowded streets and stores, we enjoyed manis by Spa Chicks on the Go, makeup touchups and eyebrow shaping by Bobbi Brown, a very dangerous candy and pastry bar, delicious cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and amazing conversation – it pained me to leave

From there, it was on to preview the new intimate apparel collection from Stella McCartney at the Journelle boutique, located in the very crowded Soho. Though the event itself was not open to the public, the streets surrounding the boutique was extremely crowded as I made my way to check out the basics collection. I enjoyed Veev cocktails as I perused the fashionably chic basic chemises, underwire bras, etc.

How did you spend your Fashion’s Night Out? I hope yours was a fun one.

FNO NYC – Come Celebrate Fresh’s 21 Years

In honor of its 21st birthday this year, Fresh is treating fans to an exclusive event
for Fashion’s Night Out 2012. From 6:00pm to 8:00pm, guests at the Union Square store will sip Berry Mocktails and enjoy sweet treats while they meet with Fresh Co-founder Lev Glazman for beauty advice and watch renowned cut-out artist and illustrator R. Nichols as he creates customized stationery for guests who spend $125 or more.

Nichols, whose graphic collages have been featured at Barneys New York and Neiman Marcus, also designed the limited-edition Fresh Turns 21 Oval Soap Collection that launches this month. You may not know this but Fresh actually began with a small set of opulent soaps, so Founders, Lev Glazman and Alina Roytberg commissioned Nichols to update the packaging of three iconic Oval Soaps – Sugar, Patchouli, and Hesperides Grapefruit, which features bright colors and whimsical labels that are inspired by their scents. An accompanying set of note cards was also created.

The Fresh FNO Event attendees will also be able to test the new Sugar Berry Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 at the Sugar Lip Bar. The latest addition to the bestselling Sugar Lip Collection features a flirty berry hue that is appearing on the lips of cool fashionistas this season and rocked the runways at the Fall 2012 shows. Those who make a qualifying purchase will receive a one-of-a-kind custom R. Nichols silhouette and all guests will leave with a code to
redeem a “Fresh Eyes” gift with any future purchase of $50 at Fresh Union Square or

The Fresh Turns 21 Collection will be available in stores and online for a limited time starting in September.

Fresh Beauty Cleanse Pop-Up Truck hits NYC!

Attention all Fresh fans and other fellow beauty lovers. Want to experience some fresh, great skin? This week, Fresh is giving away an exclusive Fresh Beauty Cleanse Kit that includes the beloved cleanser, BluePrint Cleanse Spicy Lemonade, and a card for a free mini Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy (redeemable at Fresh stores) all housed in a stylish Fresh tote on the streets of NYC! The Fresh® Beauty Cleanse celebrates the purifying properties of Soy Face Cleanser and the detoxing capabilities of BluePrintCleanse, the original juice company and creators of the famed BluePrintCleanse, with a posh pop-up truck.

The Fresh® Beauty Cleanse kicks-off this Wednesday, July 25th until July 26th with a truck stationed in downtown Manhattan neighborhoods. Fresh® specialists will demo the benefits of Soy Face Cleanser, a gentle gel formula that removes impurities and makeup without stripping the skin of essential moisture, while serving BluePrint’s signature Spicy Lemonade. All guests will be gifted with a limited-edition Fresh® Beauty Cleanse Kit. – you will leave feeling completely reFRESHed from the inside out.

Fresh® is also asking its Facebook fans to share what they are cleansing from and upload a photo that represents it for a chance to win a $1,000 Fresh shopping spree. The Fresh® Beauty Cleanse Contest runs from July 25nd to August 8th. Fans can submit a new entry every day, and the person whose entry generates the most “likes” wins.

Follow Fresh on twitter for giveaways and prizes @Freshfounder #UltimateCleanse and on for more details.