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Estee Lauder Lady Of The Sea Holiday Compact 2017

Estee Lauder Lady Of The Sea Holiday Compact 2017

Estee Lauder Lady Of The Sea Holiday Compact 2017

I’ve owned many Estee Lauder limited-edition holiday compacts over the years, but never one of the high-end, intricately-adorned designer editions, like the Estee Lauder Lady Of The Sea Holiday Compact from the 2017 holiday collection.  These compacts are truly a treasure you can carry with you daily.  This year’s collection was designed by Monica Rich Kosann.  Her background in designing fine jewelry pieces results in a sea-themed collection of compacts with the impact of statement jewelry.

Estee Lauder Lady Of The Sea Holiday Compact 2017

Estee Lauder Lady Of The Sea Holiday Compact 2017

The compact comes housed in a box fit for jewelry.  Hang on to the box!  It’s an ideal way to store the compact when you aren’t using it.

Estee Lauder Lady Of The Sea Holiday Compact 2017

Estee Lauder Lady Of The Sea Holiday Compact 2017

This compact is filled with a translucent pressed powder.  Hitting pan is no problem, these compacts are refillable and can be used over and over again!

Estee Lauder Lady Of The Sea Holiday Compact 2017

Estee Lauder Lady Of The Sea Holiday Compact 2017

The compact features Swarovski crystals on the mermaid’s tail, and a gleaming gold electroplate brass case.

Estee Lauder Lady Of The Sea Holiday Compact 2017

Estee Lauder Lady Of The Sea Holiday Compact 2017

To open the compact, simply press the mermaid’s tail, and the lid of the compact will flip up.

Prices of these collectible holiday compacts vary.  The Estee Lauder Lady Of The Sea compact was originally $150.

Every year, Estee Lauder introduces new collectible holiday compacts.  If you wanted one and didn’t receive one as a gift, be sure to shop around!  Some of these beauties are still available, and are a lovely gift for you to buy yourself.  Shop for Estee Lauder holiday compacts at EsteeLauder.com, NeimanMarcus.com, Saks.com, Macys.com or Nordstrom.com.

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.  Keep scrolling for more images of this gorgeous compact!

Clinique Party Eyes All About Shadow Palette

Clinique Party Eyes Palette, All About Shadow Holiday 2017

Clinique Party Eyes Palette, All About Shadow Holiday 2017

Clinique Party Eyes Palette, All About Shadow Holiday 2017

Clinique Party Eyes Palette, All About Shadow Holiday 2017

Happy New Year, my wonderful readers!  I hope that 2018 is the most fantastic year you’ve had yet!  I’m freshly back from a wonderful vacation, feeling energized and ready to start sharing some gorgeous makeup with you once again.  Why would I kick off a new year featuring gift items from holiday 2017?  Simply because this time of year is the best time for you to treat yourself to a little beauty, in the form of huge holiday markdowns!

The Clinique Party Eyes Palette features fourteen fabulous shades of Clinique All About Shadow in one party-worthy purple and silver palette.  This palette features cool-hued shades of Clinique All About Shadow that can be found in other palettes or single-pan formats, mixed with party-worthy limited edition shades.  Best of all, this $127.50 value, originally priced at an affordable $32.50 during the holiday season can now be purchased for $27.37 at Macy’s!  Don’t miss other Clinique holiday markdowns!  Click HERE to shop Clinique.comClick HERE to see this palette at Macys!  Keep scrolling for swatches from this fabulous shadow palette.

Clinique Party Eyes All About Shadow Palette

Clinique Party Eyes Palette Swatches, All About Shadow Holiday 2017

Clinique Party Eyes Palette Swatches, All About Shadow Holiday 2017

Clinique All About Shadow swatches (top of palette) from left to right above:  wear everywhere blues, wear everywhere grays, silver lining, wear everywhere nudes, stroke of midnight, starlight starbright, and smoke and mirrors.

Clinique Party Eyes Palette Swatches, All About Shadow Holiday 2017

Clinique Party Eyes Palette Swatches, All About Shadow Holiday 2017

Clinique All About Shadow swatches (bottom of palette) from left to right above:  limited edition ice, smoke and mirrors quad, wear everywhere greys, wear everywhere grays, c-pop quad, graphite, and wear everywhere grays.

Shop for this palette and other holiday markdowns at Clinique.com, NeimanMarcus.com, Saks.com, Macys.com or Nordstrom.com.

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

Splurge: The Tory Burch Fleming Triple Compartment Tote

Tory Burch Fleming Triple Compartment Tote Review

Tory Burch Fleming Triple Compartment Tote Review

I’ll admit, this holiday season I decided to treat myself to a little somethin somethin.  Using the Shopbop credits I receive for running their widget in the sidebar of this website, I decided to buy myself the Tory Burch Fleming Triple Compartment Tote.  I’m crazy in love with this roomy–yet lightweight–bag.  Made from the softest lambskin leather, the bag features a ladylike quilted pattern with brushed gold chain handles and a somewhat slouchy profile.  It’s ideal for both dressing up or dressing down!  The interior of the bag has two large open compartments, one large center zipped compartment, an open pocket on one side, and a zipped pocket on the other.  It’s definitely roomy enough to accommodate your necessities and safely house little trinkets you might pick up while shopping.

The Tory Burch Fleming Triple Compartment Tote is available in three colors: New Mink (a pale peachy neutral), Imperial Garnet (a deep wine red), and Black.  I’ll admit, I was torn between Black and Imperial Garnet.  The garnet color is just so eye-catching and rich (and I’m obsessed with anything red).  In the end I decided to go with basic black for versatility and have no regrets.  The bag weighs approximately 33 ounces, has a height of 11 inches, length of 15 inches, and depth of 7.5 inches.  The strap drop is a comfortable 9 inches, so the bag can be carried over the shoulder as a tote, or in the hand as a satchel.

Retail price is $598, but Imperial Garnet is sale for $419 at Tory Burch if you’re looking for a steal!

Click HERE to shop at Shopbop.com, other retailers include Tory BurchNordstrom.com, Bloomingdales.com, Macys.com and Saks.com.

The author has a professional relationship with Shopbop.com. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

MAC Shadescents Kits Holiday 2017

MAC Shadescents Candy Yum Yum Review

MAC Shadescents Candy Yum Yum

MAC Shadescents Kits are such a terrific holiday gift for the beauty lover in your life.  Launched with much fanfare about one year ago, MAC Shadescents are carefully formulated to smell the way you’d imagine each lipstick color would smell.  Good news for fans of MAC Shadecents, two Shadescents Kits are available for gifting and they are an amazing deal!

MAC Shadescents Crème D'Nude

MAC Shadescents Crème D’Nude

The scents available in gift form for holiday 2017 are Candy Yum Yum and Creme D’Nude, photographed above.  Candy Yum Yum is a deliciously sweet scent, with sugary fruit notes that are so youthful and feminine!  The matching Candy Yum Yum lipstick is a bright matte pink.  Crème D’ Nude is an amber musk, simply supposed to bring to mind bare skin.  MAC Crème D’Nude lipstick is the only shade in the MAC Shadescents collection that features a Cremesheen finish.

Retail price for MAC Shadescent Kits is $57.

Just so you understand what a great deal this is, MAC Shadescents usually retail for this price on their own! It’s like getting the matching lipstick and portable purse-sized fragrance for free! Retail value is $85.50 per kit.

Click HERE to shop MACCosmetics.com, other retailers include Nordstrom.com, Bloomingdales.com, Macys.com and Saks.com.

The products featured in this review is a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Metallic Matte Sculpting Lipstick Swatches, Limited Edition

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Metallic Matte Sculpting Lipstick, Limited Edition

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Metallic Matte Sculpting Lipstick, Limited Edition

When I was first told about the Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Metallic Matte Sculpting Lipstick, I thought the name was an oxymoron. After wandering around my house a bit, I realized metallic matte isn’t an impossibility!  In fact, my bronze chandeliers and brushed chrome lamps are a perfect example of what a metallic matte looks like. Metallic shades needn’t have a gleaming, high-polish finish. Thanks to Estee Lauder, you can also achieve this sleek, modern look on the lips!

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Metallic Matte Sculpting Lipstick Swatches

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Metallic Matte Sculpting Lipstick Swatches, Limited Edition

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Metallic Matte Sculpting Lipstick Swatches, Limited Edition

Estee Lauder passed along five shades of Metallic Matte lipstick to share with you, but if none of these seem like a good fit be sure to click the link at the end of this post to surf on over and see the entire collection!  Estee Lauder Metallic Matte swatches from left to right in the photo above:  Naked Steel– a pale metallic neutral, Crush It– deep magenta, Wicked Gleam– deep brick red, Hot Shock– a vivid fuchsia, and Magnetic Wave– a bold peachy orange.

Retail price is $32 per lipstick.  Keep scrolling for a closeup of each lipstick!

Shop for these lipsticks at EsteeLauder.com, NeimanMarcus.com, Saks.com, Macys.com or Nordstrom.com.

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

Naked Steel, Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Metallic Matte Lipstick

Naked Steel, Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Metallic Matte Lipstick

Crush It, Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Metallic Matte Lipstick

Crush It, Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Metallic Matte Lipstick

Wicked Gleam, Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Metallic Matte Lipstick

Wicked Gleam, Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Metallic Matte Lipstick

Hot Shock, Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Metallic Matte Lipstick

Hot Shock, Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Metallic Matte Lipstick

Magnetic Wave, Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Metallic Matte Lipstick

Magnetic Wave, Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Metallic Matte Lipstick

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Metallic Matte Sculpting Lipstick, Limited Edition

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Metallic Matte Sculpting Lipstick, Limited Edition