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Smashbox Shadow + Contour + Blush Palette, Smashbox Holiday 2017 Gift Collection

Smashbox Shadow + Contour + Blush Palette, Smashbox Holiday 2017 Gift Collection

Smashbox Shadow + Contour + Blush Palette, Smashbox Holiday 2017 Gift Collection

I’m going to keep publishing reviews and photos of the Smashbox Drawn In. Decked Out. collection until someone passes out from the excitement.  This year’s selection of holiday gifts is impressive, but also budget-friendly!  The gem of the Smashbox Holiday 2017 gifting collection is the Smashbox Shadow + Contour + Blush Palette.  It has all of the wow factor of a mega palette, without the hefty pricetag.  **AND** The Smashbox Friends & Family sale has started so if you click HERE to shop at Smashbox today, you’ll get 25% off of your purchase of $50 or more!

Smashbox Shadow + Contour + Blush Palette, Smashbox Holiday 2017 Gift Collection

Smashbox Shadow + Contour + Blush Palette, Smashbox Holiday 2017 Gift Collection

The palette features art by Ana Strumpf, and comes packaged with a sheet of stickers you can use to decorate the gift-wrapped box!  The overall look of the packaging is playful and festive, but not in an overtly “holiday” way.  In other words, you’ll proudly carry this palette through Spring without it looking off-season.

Smashbox Shadow + Contour + Blush Palette, Smashbox Holiday 2017 Gift Collection

Smashbox Shadow + Contour + Blush Palette, Smashbox Holiday 2017 Gift Collection

Inside the palette is an array of color cosmetics. Two shades of blush, three shades of contour powder, and fifteen eyeshadow shades are included.

Smashbox Shadow + Contour + Blush Palette, First Row Swatches

Smashbox Shadow + Contour + Blush Palette, First Row Swatches

On the left in the photo above are the two shades of Smashbox Blush in the palette: Warm Apricot– a golden apricot, and Passion– a cool-hued pink.  On the right above are the three shades of Smashbox Contour Powder included in the palette: Contour– a deep brown contour shade, Bronze– a medium bronzer, and Highlight– a pale ivory.

Smashbox Shadow + Contour + Blush Palette, Second Row Swatches

Smashbox Shadow + Contour + Blush Palette, Second Row Swatches

The top row of the palette contains Smashbox Photo Op Eyeshadow in Vanilla– a pale warm neutral, Champagne– a frosty pale champagne, Almond– a warm toasty brown, Antique– a muted violet, and Topaz– a bold frosty taupe.

Smashbox Shadow + Contour + Blush Palette, Third Row Swatches

Smashbox Shadow + Contour + Blush Palette, Third Row Swatches

The middle row contains Smashbox Photo Op Eyeshadow in Wheat– a medium yellowy neutral, Sunrise– a frosty gold, Delirious– an intense copper, Royal– a sultry black/purple, and Thunder– gunmetal gray.

Smashbox Shadow + Contour + Blush Palette, Fourth Row Swatches

Smashbox Shadow + Contour + Blush Palette, Fourth Row Swatches

The bottom row of the palette features Smashbox Photo Op Eye Shadow in Nectar– a pale yellow-peach, Flamingo– a frosty peach, Rustic– a soft smoky brown, Bourbon– a deep brown with a hint of antique gold, and Serpent– goddess green.

Smashbox Shadow + Contour + Blush Palette, Smashbox Holiday 2017 Gift Collection

Smashbox Shadow + Contour + Blush Palette, Smashbox Holiday 2017 Gift Collection

I have really enjoyed using this palette!  It’s not too big for travel, and includes all of the powder-based makeup you need for a complete look.  The color selection can take you from daytime to nightime in a flash.  Retail price is $42!

The Smashbox Shadow + Contour + Blush Palette can be purchased from Smashbox.comSephora, Macys.com, Nordstrom, or Ulta.

The product featured in this post was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

Shopbop Buy More Save More Starts Today!

Shopbop Buy More, Save More 2017

Shopbop Buy More, Save More 2017

It’s that time of year, my favorite shopaholics!  Black Friday is only days away, and with it the official start of the holiday shopping season!  Shopbop is kicking off the shopping fun with a Buy More, Save More sale!  The more you spend, the bigger the discount!  Gents on your holiday shopping list?  No problem!  The exact same deal is happening simultaneously on East Dane, so you can check out only once for the entire family!

Here’s how the sale works. Enter promo code MORE17 at checkout and you’ll score the following discounts:
20% off orders of $200+
25% off orders of $500+
30% off orders of $800+

Some items are excluded from the sale.  The best way to spot them is to simply shop the site.  Each item available for this discount is marked with “MORE17”.

Click HERE to shop at Shopbop.com!

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick Set, Smashbox Holiday 2017 Gifting Collection

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick Set, Smashbox Holiday 2017 Gifting Collection

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick Set, Smashbox Holiday 2017 Gifting Collection

To kick off my coverage of the Smashbox Holiday 2017 Gifting Collection, I simply had to start with the Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick Set.  Why?  The pricetag on these perfectly portable petite lipsticks works for just about every budget!

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick Set

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick Set, Smashbox Holiday 2017 Gift Collection

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick Set, Smashbox Holiday 2017 Gift Collection

This pretty little box is adorned with art by designer-illustrator Ana Strumpf.  It’s rare for this to be the case, but you may want to open the box before wrapping it!  Tucked inside of this adorable gift box is a sticker sheet with fun designs to personalize the look of the wrapped gift!  Although, seeing a bunch of lip stickers all over a gift might be a bit of a spoiler!

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick Set, Smashbox Holiday 2017 Gift Collection

Unboxing of the Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick Set, Smashbox Holiday 2017 Gift Collection

Inside of the box, these travel-sized lipsticks are nestled snugly in a bed of tissue paper to keep them safe in transit.

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick Set Swatches

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick Set Swatches

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick Set Swatches

The Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick Set includes six shades of fabulous lip color suitable for daytime or evening wear.  Swatched above from left to right:  Famous– a pale neutral peach, Primrose– a rosy pink, Audition– a neutral that leans pink, Fig– plum, Legendary– true red, and Witchy– a deep raisin.  These lipsticks feature a cream finish, but matte lovers can simply apply the included Smashbox Insta-Matte product to convert these to a modern matte finish in a flash!  For closeups of these gorgeous giftable lipsticks keep scrolling!

Retail price is a super low $25!

The Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick set can be purchased from Smashbox.comSephora, Macys.com, Nordstrom, or Ulta.

The product featured in this post was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

Drawn In. Decked Out. The Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick Set

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick, Famous

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick, Famous

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick, Primrose

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick, Primrose

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick, Audition

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick, Audition

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick, Fig

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick, Fig

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick, Legendary

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick, Legendary

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick, Witchy

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick, Witchy

The lipsticks photographed above can be purchased from Smashbox.comSephora, Macys.com, Nordstrom, or Ulta.

The product featured in this post was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

2017 Holiday Beauty Shopping At Nordstrom

2017 Holiday Beauty Shopping At Nordstrom

2017 Holiday Beauty Shopping At Nordstrom

Why haul all over the mall?  The Nordstrom Beauty Department has the perfect something for just about anyone on your list.  While you’re holiday shopping, be sure to grab a few “must have” items to be party-ready this holiday season!  My advice is always be on the lookout for value sets and gift with purchase deals.  Consumers should always strive to make the most of these enticing offers that are usually available only this time of year.  There’s no need to hesitate, you can CLICK HERE to shop Nordstrom right now. Or, keep scrolling for a healthy sampling of what the Nordstrom Beauty Department has to offer this holiday season!

2017 Holiday Beauty Shopping At Nordstrom

Narcisso Rodriguez Eau De Parfum Poudree

Narcisso Rodriguez Eau De Parfum Poudree

Fragrance gift sets are incredible gifts!  Generally a holiday fragrance gift is also much less expensive than if each product was purchased separately.  These limited-edition gems also come in festive boxes that are perfect for gift-giving.  The Narciso Eau de Parfum Poudree collection includes a large 3 fl. oz. spray, a travel-sized 0.33 fl. oz. spray, and a 2.5 fl. oz. scented body lotion.  The scent was launched in the spring of 2016, and upon sampling it I immediately recommended it as a Mother’s Day gift.  My recommendation still stands, as this classic, feminine scent will win hearts!  Top notes include Bulgarian Rose and White Jasmine Petals.  Middle note is a powder musk, and base notes are Vetiver and Cedarwood.  The retail value of this collection is $164.  Retail price is $115.

Sigma Beauty Flat Kabuki Brush

Sigma Beauty Flat Kabuki Brush

Sigma Beauty Flat Kabuki Brush

Sigma Beauty Flat Kabuki Brush

Sigma Beauty brushes are legendary. I’m almost embarrassed to admit I had never tried one until now! The award-winning Sigma Beauty Flat Kabuki Brush features dense fibers and a flat top that is amazing for applying and blending liquid and cream foundations. Retail price is $25.

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick, Ex Girlfriend

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick, Ex Girlfriend

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick, Ex Girlfriend Swatch

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick, Ex Girlfriend Swatch

For day-to-day wear during the holiday season. Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Ex-Girlfriend is a perfect pick.  This apricot hued shade is a gorgeous neutral, and features a hint of shimmer for a festive look.  Urban Decay Vice Lipstick is available in 135 shades and retail price is $17 per tube.

Hourglass Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick, I Can’t Wait Swatch

Beauty product as sexy as Hourglass Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick are always on my “must buy” list.  They elevate makeup application to a luxe experience.  Do I recommend this item as a gift? Well… sure. What really came to mind when I first saw it’s gleaming, slender, stiletto design was it is exactly what you want to carry in your clutch on New Year’s Eve.  Beauty and practicality collide here, because each gorgeous applicator is refillable!  Hourglass Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick in “I Can’t Wait” is a vivid, festive fuchsia.  Not your shade?  No worries!  There are 29 colors to choose from on Nordstrom.com, AND swatches are shown on different skin tones so you can see which would be best for you!  Retail price is $34 per lipstick, and $22 for a refill. A giftable trio of Hourglass Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipsticks are available for $54.

Dolce & Gabbana The One For Men

Dolce & Gabbana The One For Men

A fragrance selection for him is such a great holiday gift idea!  Dolce & Gabbana The One For Men is masculine and warm, but not in an overpowering way.  This spicy oriental fragrance features notes of tobacco, cardamom, ginger, cedarwood and orange blossom.  Retail price is $67 for a 1.6 fl. oz. spray.

Atelier Cologne Bergamot Soliel

Atelier Cologne Bergamot Soliel

Atelier Cologne Bergamot Soliel

Atelier Cologne Bergamot Soliel

There are MANY covetable holiday gifts from Atelier Cologne this season, including sampler sets and travel sets.  Beregamot Soliel is a sunny citrus scent that’s the perfect companion for dreary winter days. Bergamote Solier Necessarie Voyage collection contains a 1 fl. oz. spray bottle of the scent, a leather protective case for the bottle while traveling, and a large soap.  Retail price is $80.

Antica Creme per le Mani, Bergamot and Ocean Aria

Antica Farmacista Creme per le Mani, Bergamot and Ocean Aria

A hostess gift is a MUST if you are attending holiday parties this year.  Even if you have a limited budget, I assure you a small token of your gratitude like Antica Farmacista Crema per le Mani Hand Cream will go far toward scoring you an invitation to next year’s holiday soiree!  The Bergamot & Ocean Aria scent will soothe the overworked hands of your hostess while simultaneously delivering serenity with it’s aquatic scent. Retail price is $18 for a 2.5 fl. oz tube.  Antica Farmacista also has other fabulous hostess gift choices, such as Home Ambiance Perfumes and candles.

butter LONDON Patent Shine 10x Nail Lacquer, Afters Swatch

butter LONDON Patent Shine 10x Nail Lacquer, Afters Swatch

If you can fit it into your budget, be sure to include some fun items for yourself in your holiday shopping spree!  After all, holiday preparations are long and tiring.  Picking out a perfect manicure shade to ring in the new year is fun diversion.  The super-glossy shade Afters, by butter LONDON is a deep, vampy bordeaux that can be worn on it’s own to look chic and modern, or spiced up with a shimmery top coat for a bit of a party vibe.  Retail price is $18 per bottle.  Don’t forget the most important thing!  butter LONDON is Formaldehyde-free, formaldehyde resin-free, DBP-free,  toluene-free, camphor-free, ethyl tosylamide-free, and zylene-free.

Amorepacific Age Correcting Foundation Cushion

AMOREPACIFIC Age Correcting Foundation Cushion

Amorepacific Age Correcting Foundation Cushion, Light Medium Swatch

Amorepacific Age Correcting Foundation Cushion, Light Medium Swatch

If you’ll be traveling during the holiday season, or dashing from party to party, a foundation cushion compact is perfect for you!  The AMOREPACIFIC Age Correcting Foundation Cushion is a mess-free way to carry liquid foundation with you anywhere you go.  The formula also contains anti-aging ingredients, and an SPF 25 if you’ll be wearing it on the slopes!  Retail price is $80 per compact.

The gorgeous selection of beauty products above can be purchased from Nordstrom.

The products were press samples. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

IT Cosmetics Friends And Family Sale 2017

Hey there “IT Girls”!  The IT Cosmetics Friends and Family Sale 2017 starts TODAY!  The brand is offering a huge 25% discount on everything with promo code ITFRIEND17.  Shipping is also complimentary on all orders of $30 or more (and let’s face it, that’s an easy spending threshold to meet).  The IT Cosmetics F&F Sale ends on 11/19/17, so don’t wait too long to check out!

Click HERE to shop ITCosmetics!

The product featured in this post was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.