by Sian Bitner Kearney:
The holidays are quickly approaching and many are beginning that much dreaded search for the perfect gift. While we can’t advise on every personality type, for beauty lovers, there is no better one stop shop than Sephora. From makeup must have’s to perfume possibilities, we’ve got the 411 for quick gift ideas.
The Gift of Travel
If you have a frequent traveler on your list who adores beauty products, than Josie Maran’s Escape To Morocco Holiday Lights & Brights Set is the perfect pick! This four-piece set contains some of Josie Maran’s bestselling color essentials including; 100% Pure Argan Oil Light, Argan Illuminizer, Argan Color Stick in Spice, and Argan High Gloss Lip Quench in limited-edition Pink Honey. All products are .5 oz or less so they’re the perfect carry on match. The set retails for $29.00.
Build a Gingerbread House
Give the gift of decadence (without the added calories) this season by purchasing Philosphy’s Gingerbread House Set. This eight-piece collection of festive holiday products includes four .04 oz High-Gloss, High-Flavor Lip Shines (in Sugar Sprinkles, Candy Fruit Rings, Melting Marshmallow, and Peppermint Stick), and four .4 oz Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath selections (in Spiced Gingerbread Cookie, Green Jelly Bean, Golden Butter Candy, Peppermint Bark). This set retails for $42.00.
All That Glitters is Gold
Have a high glam diva on your list? Well let that that sister shine with Sephora’s own Glitz and Glam set. This gorgeous day-to-night collection features eight of Sephora’s best sellers as well an adorable clutch purse to hold them all in. The set includes; 0.05 oz Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow in the shade, “Space Cowboy”, 0.11 oz Nars Lip Gloss in the shade, “Gold Digger”, 0.17 oz Nails Inc™ Kensington Caviar Gel Effect Plumping Top Coat, 0.18 oz Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelèe, 0.135 oz Lancôme Hypnôse Star in Noir Midnight, 0.34 oz Stila Stay All Day 10-In-One HD Illuminating Beauty Balm with Broad Spectrum SPF 30, one set of Sephora Collection False Eye Lashes in the style, “Celebrity”, and 0.02 oz Too Faced 3 Way Lash Lining Tool. The set retails for $45.00
Flowers in the Air
Looking for the perfect fragrance set to add to your list? Than look no further than Viktor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb Gift Set. Scents of Sambac jasmine, centifolia rose, cattleya orchid, and ballerina freesia bloom will delight your senses in this collection making even the most hectic holiday schedule seem to fade away. This set includes; .7 oz Eau de Parfum, 0.33 oz Eau de Parfum Rollerball, 1.36 oz Voluptuous Body Cream, and 1.7 oz Perfumed Shower Gel. This set retails for $140.00.
A Few of Our Favorite Things
We must admit, there are few things sweeter than a beauty set that has it all and that’s why we are in love with the Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things set. This 28 piece collection features everything you need to give great face this holiday. The set includes; twenty 1.2 oz Eye Shadows (in the shades Snowflakes, Whiskers on Kittens, Chocolate Milk, Moon on their Wings, Dark Chocolate, Cream Colored Ponies, Honey Honey, Busch de Noel, Evergreen, Blue Satin Sashes, Coquet, Taffy, Crisp Apple Strudel, Woolen Mittens, Soirée, Tinsel, Bluff, Ooh La Orchid, Party Time, and Pure Glam), two 0.28 oz Blush shades (in Raindrops on Roses and Melt into Spring), two 0.28 oz Bronzer shades (in Sun Bunny and Chocolate Soleil), 0.1 oz Lip Injection Color Bomb! in the shade, “Bee Sting”, 0.17 oz Better Than Sex Mascara in Carbon Black, a Chevron clutch, and a How-To Glamour Guide. Retailing at only $56.00, this set is a steal!
So hurry to your nearest Sephora location or log on to www.Sephora.com today. With so much to choose from, and prices this amazing, it’s okay to be naughty and sneak in a set for yourself!