MAC Nutcracker Sweet Nude Mini Lipstick Kit is my favorite of the Nutcracker Collection. Everything in the collection is irresistibly packaged (whoever dreamt up these designs is a genius!) but this particular item has a really adorable reusable storage box. And the mini lipsticks themselves are beyond cute! The product colors are very wearable: colors that already exist in their permanent collection (ie. the infamous Whirl). So if you like something you can repurchase a full-size for everyday use and keep the precious Holiday lipstick as a collectible.
Sephora Favorites Perfume Sampler is a fantastic deal. You get 15 samples of desirable perfumes plus a voucher to redeem for a full size bottle of the one you like the best. You can get up to a $95 perfume depending on what brand you pick. In the past when they did this set the selection of perfumes was rather dated but this year everything is modern and even includes some new releases and niche brands. It's a terrific way to explore new scents and add to your collection!
The Estee Edit Gritty & Glow Magnetic Eye And Face Palette has to-die-for colors. Exclusive to Sephora, it is a two piece set: one palette of face colors (highlighters, bronze and blush toppers), and one palette of edgy sensual eyeshadow colors. It is called "magnetic" because the two palettes are meant to cling together back-to-back and form one usable palette. But of course you don't need to do that. Their glittery packaging contains shimmery velvety textures. I want to cover my whole body in those face colors they are so luscious! I would buy the set just for the face palette alone, and the price still wouldn't be all that bad.
e.l.f. Get Glowing Highlighter Set is a phenomenal bargain at only $10. It comes with their Illuminating Palette (a quad of powder highlighters with fairly subtle shine), Shimmering Facial Whip (a liquid/gel highlighter buildable to the extreme), and a highlighting brush. I love every single one of these products which are top quality not reflected by the price tag at all. I know I just listed a highlighting set but if you can't highlight at the Holidays, when can you? If you're not the highlighting type that's ok too, e.l.f. has all kinds of other great Holiday sets for only $10.
First Aid Beauty Peace, Joy & Fab Kit will see you through the dry Winter months. This very popular skincare line is designed for sensitive skin but many like it for its super hydrating benefits. The exclusive to Ulta kit includes travel size of their Ultra Repair Cream (for face and/or body), Ultra-Repair Hydra-Firm Sleeping Cream, Face Cleanser, Facial Radiance Pads, and Vitamin Hydrating mist. They are all best sellers and personally I cannot live without those exfoliating Radiance Pads - they are a staple for me.
Kat Von D Everlasting Mini Liquid Lipstick Set contains some of her top selling colors like L.U.V. and Sante Sangre plus a couple new releases. Her formula of liquid lipstick is one of the best around so this is a great opportunity to try it out. It feels less drying than many of its kind. The kit (exclusive to Sephora) includes a whacky navy color but also some mauves and nudes and brights and of course a classic red. Go ahead, experiment!
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