I know it’s not even close to Christmas, but with all of the holiday palettes, kits and specials already hitting stores, it’s Christmas in October on PrettyTrippy.
Plus, why not start preparing my ears for continuous repeat of the best Christmas song ever, Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas” Yes, please.
Here are a few makeup and nail polish items on my Christmas list as well as a few honorable mentions / great deals:
Butter London Glam Rock Set – $39
I’m a big fan of Butter London’s formula, fancy bottles and cheeky names, but I’m not such a fan of the price per bottle (around $15)! Six polishes for $39 is quite a steal and the variety in this set is fantastic.
Butter London Holiday Fashion Sized Set – $65
Again, for $65 this 12 piece set is a steal. This would make a great gift for a polish lover especially with the gorgeous studded box and bird print lining.
Ciaté Mini Mani Month Advent Calendar Set – $58
I’ve never had an advent calendar, but one with nail polish? Sign me up! I’ve heard all about Ciaté polishes, glitter and balls (caviar or whatever you want to call them), but I’ve never tried them! This set includes 17 mini polishes, 1 full-sized and a few other glitters, treatments, sequins, etc. Out of all the sets available this season, I believe this one is the best value.
Deborah Lippmann Big Bang Holiday Set – $78
Although this set is the most expensive of the ones listed, it’s the one I want most (ha – doesn’t it always work that way). I still think this set is a great deal with 12 mini polishes considering one full-size polish can run up to $19! I love the more pink/red variety, which I would wear more than the others. I want to try out more of this brand anyways (those beautiful bottles really suck me in).
There are a few holiday eyeshadow palettes around this year, but I am not in love with any of them. Some are great deals, but just not my cup of tea. Except…
Laura Mercier Artist’s Palette – $48
Although this is not technically a holiday release, it is limited edition and flying off the shelves at Sephora. I missed out on the original Artist’s Palette last year, but I certainly won’t pass it up this time around. These shades look beautiful with a nice lavender theme that many palettes do not focus on. Plus it gets rave reviews on Sephora, Makeup Alley, and every YouTube video I’ve seen. Loves it!
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette – $58
DYING to get this palette. As mentioned previously, I love the Hourglass Ambient Lighting powders and desperately want to expand my collection of them. There is some controversy (far too strong of a word if you ask me) over the fact that the total size/weight of the three powders is smaller than one, but at an overall higher cost. Personally, this doesn’t matter to me one bit. To get three shades of this magical powder in a lovely compact case for only $13 more than an individual screams “deal” to me. Plus the makeup goddess Christine from Temptalia gave it an A+ and I do as I’m told when it comes to her reviews :).
“Make my wish come true, baby, all I want for Christmas is…” all this pretty stuff above 🙂