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Tarte Greatest Glitz Collector’s Set & Portable Palettes Review & Swatches

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The Tarte Greatest Glitz Collector’s Set & Portable Palettes ($49) is a new, limited edition Holiday set that launched with the Tarte Holiday 2015 Collection that’s available exclusively at Ulta.

Tarte does several very large palettes and gift sets everything year for the Holidays and they are always, in my opinion, an excellent value for your buck. This year the Tarte Greatest Glitz Collector’s Set & Portable Palettes is a little different from prior years If you recall the Tarte Away Oui Go Portable Palette & Collectors Set from Tarte Holiday 2014 and the Tarte Gorgeous Getaways Portable Palette Set from Tarte Holiday 2013 all had removable quads which could be housed in a single portable palette that you could tote around with you or travel with while leaving behind the rest of the items in the set.

This year the Great Glitz Collector’s Set & Portable Palettes are more packaged more like the Too Faced Le Belle Carousel Set which features removable travel friendly palettes. Yes, you do in fact get a big (and perhaps you might consider it bulky) jewelry box with a pull out drawer and a flip top lid but inside you’ll get three different removable (and smaller) eye and cheek palettes!


Clinique Holiday 2015 Gift Sets Arrive

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Clinique Holiday 2015 Gift Sets are arriving and with it a very cute 12 Days of Clinique Advent Calendar! Beauty advent were huge in the UK about two years ago and the trend came to the US last year with brands like Tarte and Benefit doing their own version! And hey, Benefit Holiday 2015 has one this year too!

But this year I’m noticing most of these calendars¬† are a 12 days of Christmas versus the entire month but that’s quite ok by me as I still think they are quite adorable.

Let’s take a look at some of these Clinique Holiday 2015 Gift Sets!


Pur Minerals Glitz & Glam Winter Fantasy for Holiday 2015

Pur Minerals Glitz & Glam Winter Fantasy

Lots of chat about Pur Minerals lately but they have been hitting things out of the park. Did you read my Pur Minerals Lip Lure review? Get on that ASAP dears! But forget Fall for a moment and picture Holiday 2015 and you’re at some glam party wearing one of two of these Pur Minerals Glitz & Glam Winter Fantasy Palettes.

This set includes eight shadows spread apart into two different palettes to create a day and a night look easily.

Peep it below.


Bare Minerals Foundation and Mineral Veil Collector’s Edition for Holiday 2015

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If you’re like me you love pretty makeup packaging! And this year, Bare Minerals has been busy creating a gorgeous selection of vanity worthy makeup pieces for Holiday 2015!

The new Bare Minerals Deluxe Collector’s Edition Foundation and Mirror Compact available on QVC is so gorgeous and it really is making me wish I was a Bare Minerals Foundation user. You can also get your hands on the Bare Deluxe Original Foundation Collector’s Edition as well as the Bare Minerals Deluxe Mineral Veil Collector’s Edition.

These are deluxe sizes of the original so you’re getting 0.6 oz of product versus the normal 0.2 size.

Each of the powders comes packaged in a gold and red box ready for gifting and they have a sparkly jewel encrusted top! These would make beautiful gifts for the BE lover in your life!

The Bare Minerals Foundation is $42 and Mineral Veil Collector’s Edition is $36 and both are available now at Ulta.com.

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Pur Minerals Cameo Contour Dual-Ended Contour Stick for Fall 2015

Pur Minerals Cameo Contour Dual-Ended Contour Stick

If the contouring stick craze is your jam you’ll be happy to learn about the new Pur Minerals Cameo Contour Dual-Ended Contour Stick for Fall 2015. Seems like contouring sticks are the way to go for easy sculpting.

There’s quite a large selection of contouring sticks that released for both Spring 2015, Summer 2015, and now the contouring trend is following well into Fall 2015. There’s the Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Stick Trio, Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour Stick, Lancome Le Duo Contour and Highlighting Stick, and the NYX Wonder Stick. So yeah, there’s no shortage of contouring sticks around at the moment.

I really think they are the good to beauty tool for those just entering the world of contouring. I’m not much of a contouring wizard myself but the swipe and blend method seems a lot easier than powder!

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