If you haven’t already gotten it the Sephora Holiday Catalog 2008 should be winging it’s way to your inbox soon!
Although the catalog is considerably more simple than years past I really enjoyed the looks they created on some of the models and felt like they were all really do-able for yourself. Sephora has updated it’s youTube channel with short how-to’s on each look.
As beauty blogger the catalog doesn’t hold that special appeal to me as it used to considering that I have been blogging Holiday since early September and getting the catalog is somewhat of a snore because I’ve seen it all or tried it already. I kind of miss that warm, squishy feel I used to get when it arrived in the mail. Now I mostly end up concentrating on the looks and not the products.
Well that’s one I hadn’t heard! Must try this tip!
I thought all the looks this year were completely used friendly and was particularly thrilled with the Golden Goddness look which introduced the Stila Duo in Terracotta to me. How did I miss this shadow duo? So gorg! The Muse wants it!
Here’s the video from youTube on how to achieve these great looks:
The catalog couldn’t come at a better time considering that Sephora Friends and Family starts this week! Yay!
Did you get your catalog yet?
Anything in particularly getting your attention?
You can read more about the looks, how to do them yourself, and what was used by clicking here!
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Happy Monday *groan*!
I have a slew of posts ready for you and they should post shortly but I wanted to quickly remind you that Bath and Body Works has hand soap on sale for $3 USD down from the normal $4.50 USD price tag!
I stocked up last week on Twisted Peppermint! Yums! Twisted Peppermint is a fav of mind so I had to snatch up some of these! All the hand soaps, foaming hand wash, and waterless hand washes are on sale so you can mix and match even Holiday scents if you so please!
Bath and Body Works Twisted Peppermint in any form is Muse Approved for purchase!
Make your list and check it twice! Beauty.com is having it’s annual Friends and Family discount starting Wednesday!
And don’t forget the Sephora Friends and Family Event that starts this week as well!
I’m such a cheese but I totally dig the Stila Surprise & Shine Palette simply because it has an option that allows you to record a personal holiday message and play it back! Hey, it’s the little things in life that thrill the Muse to pieces!
After testing this out I promptly headed onto Stila’s site and ordered three more as stocking stuffers for a few of my good friends! Soon after receiving them the Muse sat down, hit record, and started singing along with Andy Williams as he sung “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”! Nothing says personalized gift giving like the Muse singing while you apply your makeup! Gifts like this are priceless. Too bad for you the Muse won’t be sharing her rendition of “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” but she will share a review with you of the Stila Surprise & Shine Palette!
I dig the simplicity of Stila palettes lately and the Stila Surprise & Shine is just that, simple. The palette includes everything you need to create a really simple yet beautiful Holiday look no prior brain surgery training required. Truly I love Holiday palettes but honestly sometimes (Yes, I’m talking about you MAC) you really do need to be uber creative or just an amazing makeup artist to understand and use some of these palettes! If you’re looking for simple, quick, and easy I’d say that the Stila Surprise & Shine palette is ideal for you!
The palette comes with a base eyeshadow shade which you’ll be using as an all over color wash on your eyes and a prep for the primary shadow shade. The base shadow is a nude, flesh color with a tiny bit of golden sparkle that’s barely noticeable so you won’t have the disco ball shimmer effect with this but just a tiny hint of shimmer. The primary color you’ll be using on your lid and blending up to your crease if you like. Completing your eye look you’ll be using the darker liner shade which can double up as an eyeshadow if you like. Finally add a bit of the Stila Convertible Color to lips and cheeks and away you go!
The finished result is a natural look that’s pretty and flattering for a day or evening look! I’m particularly partial to the palette as it makes my eyes look quite fresh and I highly recommend it if you’re a bit older and starting to experience fine lines around your eyes or puffiness! The colors manages to diminish the look of shadows, fine lines, etc…while making your eyes more awake and fresh looking!
I think the novelty of recording my own personal message was what really snagged my attention about this palette but the colors included and the simplicity of use most definitely kept my interest!
If you’re not great at makeup application and you’re looking for a nice little palette that easy to use the Stila Surprise & Shine Palette is worth taking a peek at! If you’re looking for a creative little gift to tuck into a friend’s stocking or to give as a little gift this is fantastic as well!
The Muse thought this was a cute little palette for the Holidays and recommends checking it out for yourself!
The palette is available now at Sephora and Stila cosmetics.
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