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Sephora Favorites| Gift Sets and Gift Ideas

My loves,

By now most of you have probably (hopefully) at least started your Christmas shopping. I know I have. I’m actually almost completely done my Christmas shopping, which in my personal opinion is pretty impressive. Also, I HATE crowds, so I try to avoid them as best as I possibly can. Anyone scrambling for ideas for your daughter, friend, sister, mother or any female that may be on your list? Well, my friends, if they like makeup or beauty or all things related to these two things, I have some ideas for you. Sephora always has the best freaking gift sets out there and they are always at a great value. Here are some of my fav’s:

Give Me Some Lips $30.00 (Value $108.00) (MIND BLOWN)

s1634898-main-hero-300“A six-piece lip sampler set with coveted glosses, sticks, tints, and lacquers—including one full-size product—in pink and nude shades.” 

Any woman/girl who loves lip products (someone like myself) would love this gift. I mean are you kidding? Look at what you get for thirty freaking dollars. This is a great gift for someone who absolutely loves everything to do with lips. Or you can buy the package and split these lovely lip products into individual stocking stuffers! Huge savings and these products are fantastic.

This set contains:
– 0.03 oz Urban Decay Mini Naked Revolution Lipstick
– 0.12 oz Nars Deluxe Orgasm Lip Gloss
– 0.07 oz Buxom Mini Full On Lip Cream in White Russian
– 0.02 oz Marc Jacobs Mini Lust for Lacquer in Kissability
– 0.05 oz Deluxe Bite High Pigment Lip Pencil in Meritage
– 0.20 oz Full-size Smashbox Be Legendary Gloss in Pout

Lashstash $54.00 (Value $141.00) (I mean…)

s1647189-main-hero-300“An 11-piece set of our favorite formulas that stretch, volumize, and enhance lashes—to wands that curl and lift to formulas that prime lashes—with a double-ended mascara and primer and one deluxe-size, Sephora Collection Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover.”

As a makeup artist the most frequent asked question I get is which mascara is the best? Well, my answer usually is it’s all in the brush and it’s very much personal preference. What works for someone might not necessarily work well with a different person. Because we are all different! So this lovely gift set is perfect for that friend of yours that just can’t seem to find the mascara that works for them. And it comes with Eye Makeup Remover and Primer!

This set contains:
– 0.05 oz Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real Mascara In Jet Black
– 0.2 oz Buxom® Lash Mascara In Blackest Black
– 0.07 oz Clinique Dual Ended High Impact Mascara And Lash Primer
– 0.17 oz Josie Maran Argan Black Oil Mascara
– 0.1 oz Kat Von D Immortal Lash 24HR Mascara
– 0.135 oz Lancôme Paris Hypnôse Drama Mascara
– 0.84 oz Sephora Collection Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover
– 0.067 oz Sephora Collection Outrageous Curl Dramatic Volume And Curl Mascara
– 0.32 oz Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara In Jet Black
– 0.08 oz Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
– 0.06 oz YSL Mascara Volume Effect Faux Baby DollLashtash

Glitz&Glam Party Essentials $54.00 (Value  $187.00)  (Insert Shocked Face)

s1647213-main-hero-300“A nine-piece day-to-night makeup collection with our most glamorous party essentials, packed into a festive metallic clutch.”

“Vamp up your makeup with this set that takes you from day to evening looks. It features nine makeup must-haves to create the perfect glam look, or to incorporate into your every day look. Stay organized when you store all of your beauty necessities inside the included clutch for touch ups throughout the day.”

Sephora comes out with this specific gift set every Christmas, which I love. They obviously switch it up a bit each year, adding new and different items. But it’s always grande. It’s one of the gift sets that I actually set out looking for. The lashes that come with this bag are fabulous and you get a little makeup bag. These year they have a couple of my favorite items, such as Make Up For Ever’s HD Powder and Benefit’s ‘Watt’s Up!’ highlighter!

This set contains:
– 0.1 oz Smashbox Be Legendary lipstick in Infrared Matte (matte true red)
– 1.4 oz Drybar Detox dry shampoo
– 0.5 oz Deborah Lippmann Good Girl Gone Bad nail color
– 0.03 oz Laura Mercier Caviar Stick eye color in Rose Gold
– 0.049 oz stila Cosmetics Magnificent Metals Foil Finish eye shadow in Metallic Dusty Rose
– 1 Pair of SEPHORA COLLECTION false eye lashes in Astonish
– 0.08 oz Benefit Watt’s Up! highlighter in Luminous Champagne
– 0.035 oz Make Up For Ever HD High Definition Microfinish Powder
– 0.04 oz Lancome Artliner eyeliner in Noir
– Festive metallic clutch

Bottled Dreams Fragrance Sampler for Her $64.00 (Value $130.00) (There aren’t even words)

Screen Shot 2014-12-04 at 9.30.49 PM“A collection of some of Sephora’s most popular women’s scents, each one enchanting, stylish, and luxurious. Inside this box you’ll find eight deluxe samples of some of our most sought-after fragrances.”

Just like mascara, the perfect scent is very challenging to find. Especially since most perfumes smell differently on almost everyone. I am forever stuck on Daisy by Marc Jacobs and I do not plan on changing perfumes any time soon. But it took me a couple of years to find the perfect scent. Which is why a gift set such as this is a perfect way to find the scent for you! They are also a great size to carry in your purse.

This set contains:
– 0.25 oz Balenciaga Florabotancia dabber
– 0.15 oz Burberry Body Tender dabber
– 0.17 oz Bvlgari Omina Crystalline dabber
– 0.24 oz Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black Rollerball
– 0.24 oz Elizabeth and James Nirvana White Rollerball
– 0.16 oz Gucci Guilty
– 0.17 oz Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy La Fleur
– 0.14 oz Lancome La Vie Est Belle

Well my loves, I hope I helped you narrow down at least one gift for someone. Heck, these are such a great value you could even treat yourself to one of these gift sets (go for the Glitz&Glam Party Essentials!). More gift ideas to come, keep your eyes peeled and your wallets ready!

Laurelle, xo


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