Holiday Beauty Collections 2018

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December 2017

It’s Tuesday the nineteenth. In less than a week it’s Christmas and I find myself counting down to the holidays already. 

Needless to say, this is my favorite time of the year. The season of staying in in your pj’s watching one Christmas movie after another. The season of hot chocolate milk – all day errr day. The season of listening to Christmas songs non-stop because this is the time you can (do this after Christmas and you’re likely to lose friends.

Most of all, it’s the time of giving. And there’s no time in the year where you can easily shop gifts for your family and friends than during the festive season. With all the holiday collections coming out, every gift you buy is so perfect you wish you could keep it yourself.

Here’s some of our favorite holiday beauty collections this year!

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NARS Narsissist palette

Starting with the NARS Narsissist limited edition eyeshadow palette. This palette has the prettiest tones you can find in one palette. From the gorgeous metallic taupe Splendor (perfect for daily use) to the beautifully warm Alnwick and the dark and mysterious Montaillou (perfect for smokey eyes), this is one of those palette that you can exhaust every day for day-to-day looks to night looks. This may be my favorite palette this year!

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YSL Dazzling lights

YSL knows how to do packaging! The YSL Dazzling Lights limited edition picks from the holiday collection are marvelous just for the design alone. There’s the gold, the stunning pink glitters, the firework design. You’d be crazy to leave this one out. We’re in love with the make up palette – I mean, who doesn’t love a multi-use palette for eyes, lips and face?! And to accompany your palette, there’s the signature Touch Eclat in a beautiful holiday packaging and gorgeous lipsticks as well.

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Urban Decay Heavy Metals

If there ever was an ultimate metallic eyeshadow palette you have to buy, Heavy Metals would be it. This palette, with a glamorous purple metallic packaging, features bright metallics such as the electric blue Dive or the glorious Pink Rock. Want to keep it more muted? Let the shiny golden Twisted, the bronze Starfire or mauve-y Scream rock your lids. The finish is shiny and the texture is smooth and satin-like. Don’t let the electric colors scare you – they make an absolutely stunning mid-lid color. The collection also features metallic eyeliners, if you want to go for a more subtle metallic look.

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Molton Brown Hand cream gift set

If you’re in doubt about what beauty gift to gift, a skincare or bodycare gift is always good. One of my favorite things to gift is hand cream. It’s luxurious, it’s something your giftee will use every day and it’s even better when it comes in a beautiful gift set. The Molton Brown hand cream gift set features three creams with lovely scents like Rhubarb & rose (light and fresh), White truffle (rich and unique) and Pink pepperpod (light and sweet).

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YSL Black Opium

Then there’s the gift that will make any fashion-loving, beauty-obsessed giftee will love to receive. Not officially from the holiday collection but this Pure Illusion limited edition is sparkly and sensual enough for us to include in our list. The scent has seductive tones of white florals and sweet vanilla. It has an edgy wood base of cedar wood and patchouli – making this a sexy scent for the holidays!

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Jo Malone pine & eucalyptus

And for those who like to stay in all winter, the perfect gift is a home gift that they can enjoy all season. From the Jo Malone holiday collection, the Pine & eucalyptus home candle is a luxurious and lovely-scented gift for the holidays.