Sephora Hols 2014 – Burts Bees!

Alrightey, I’m escaping the whole cloud in my mind of what to post on my blog as we approach a ‘clog’ in the churn (too much to post I don’t know where to start!).

So… when you’re faced with something like that it’s always a good plan to deviate completely and post something else, yes?

Heh!

In this case, we’re back with more Holiday low-down from Sephora and by now most of their holiday offerings should be available in stores already so if you see something you like – RUN.

Yes, not walk but run to the store because I’m sure you wouldn’t be the only one with these gift options in mind.

Moving on from the largely makeup and skincare realm to something that’s cutesy and practical enough for that friend who maybe isn’t head over heels about the makeup world but could use some little practical gifts like cuticle cream, lip balm (everybody needs lip balm yo!), hand cream and more!

What’s more, Burts Bees products – if you haven’t already known – are mild and gentle with a good amount of their products suitable for use on toddlers as well so if you know someone who has concerns over getting such things due to skin sensitivity then this is more than perfect a stocking stuffer!

 

That said, I’ll let the collection do its talking right now!

The sets are all really adorably packaged and thoughtfully mixed that it’ll make such a great gift for a friend, a co-worker or a couple of aunts/cousins you’re not quite sure what to get.

 

The Classics – $27

Includes: Honey Lip Balm (4.25g), Beeswax Lip Balm (4.25g), Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream mini, Res-Q Ointment mini

Show your loved ones how important they are with our Classics Collection, show them nature’s wonderful creation – by giving us a miracle for our skin.

 

From Garden To Hive – $37

Burt's Bees From Garden To Hive, $37 (2)

Includes: Extra Energizing Citrus & Ginger Root Body Wash (350ml), Naturally Nourishing Milk & Honey Body Lotion (170g), Ultimate Care Hand Cream (90g), Coconut Foot Cream mini, Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream mini

Our philosophy has always been to nurture and nourish, which we learned from nature. This set is just what your skin needs to feel loved from head to toe, and get yourself prepared for festive parties.

 

Bee Loved – $24

Burt's Bees Bee Loved, $24

Includes: Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream mini, Hand Salve mini, Refreshing Lip Balm with Grapefruit (4.25g)

This luscious, moisturizing trio banishes dryness to reveal soft, smooth, holiday-ready skin.

 

From Garden to Hive 2 – $37

Burt's Bees From Garden To Hive, $37

Includes: Naturally Nourishing Milk & Honey Body Lotion (70g), Ultimate Care Hand Cream (50g), Beeswax Lip Balm Tin (8.5g), Coconut Foot Cream mini

It’s hard to find indulgence like our From Garden to Hive Kit. Soothe skin with our Beeswax Lip Balm, Naturally Nourishing Milk & Honey Body Lotion and Coconut Foot Cream. It’s a jolly holiday from face to feet and all points in between.

 

Bee Nourished – $49

Burt's Bees Bee Nourished, $49

Includes: Naturally Nourishing Nilk & Honey Body Lotion (70g x 2), Ultimate Care Hand Cream (50g x 2)

Shield your hard-working skin with these natural products for a little pampering on the go during the busy holiday season.

 

Body Care Essentials – $43

Burt's Bees Body Care Essentials, $43

Includes: Ultimate Care Hand Cream (90g), Ultimate Care Body Lotion (170g)

It’s the kind of thing you didn’t know you needed, but once you try it, you’ll soon realize it works like the dickens for your hands and body. Extra special pampering is in order.

 

The Classics 2 – $27

Burt's Bees The Classics 2, $27

Includes: Hand Salve mini, Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream mini, Beeswax Lip Balm Tin (8.5g), Res-Q Ointment mini

Reward yourself with the perfect quartet from nature, this set includes all perfect size of natural goodies for your on-the-go essentials. And with the beautiful packaging, you’ll have one less present to wrap!

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Okay, so phew that’s all the sets I believe!

The press release didn’t allow for text copying so I typed everything out and (disclaimer, I’m not implying or saying anything here) I noticed that the copywriting for the sets were a little off. At least to me. In the sense that some sentences didn’t quite flow right and some parts were rather abrupt in description so… if you’re reading, that’s just something to note.

Not that the text is something a good number of you guys read anyway, right?

I know you just scroll by and look at pictures!

But properly summing it up, I think the sets that Burts Bees are offering are really cute and practical without dwelling too much into the indulgent aspect of body maintenance such that the products are too precious to use or the sets too expensive to buy.

Everything is reasonably priced, highly usable and so practical.

With that said, I’m going to sign off and nurse my energy-zapped brain. For some reason I’ve been feeling so sleepy, drowsy and tired of late and I swear I’m not keeping any late nights here. I’m sleeping as per usual (I believe), unless my body switches to a different sleep cycle once I’m out…

But I’ve just been feeling so sluggish and it seems like a cup of coffee a day no longer does the trick. Gah.

Burts Bees Holiday Sets are available from 6th November at Sephora Singapore stores island-wide!

 

Thanks for reading!

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Sephora Hols 2014 – Sephora (The House Brand)!

Okie dokes.

So we took a bit of a break from the Sephora Holiday mentions to spam up some Vice but now it’s time to resume our program on this, especially when most of the collections will be hitting stores 6th November!

Don’t forget to mark that date down if you’re thinking to swing by Sephora to pick up some festive gifts – almost all brands are rolling out their X’mas goodies then!

 

For today at least, I’m going to be talking about some stuff from Sephora’s house brand (but of course).

While yes Sephora stocks up a mighty mean list of brands to shop from, let’s not forget that the house brand has some pretty good offerings as well, especially where the seasonal range is concerned.

What’s more most things are reasonably priced too so it’s a a good one stop shop if you’re doing a secret santa or looking for some stocking stuffers!

It’s quite a hefty list so… just keep scrolling ya?

 

The Golden Party Range (Makeup)

Sephora 4 Eye Look Books Set, $49

Sephora Chroma Color Eye Palette, $88

Sephora Color Festival 130 Color Makeup Palette, $69 (as seen here)

Sephora Fresh Beauty To Go, $42

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Sephora Kiss Kiss Universal Pink Gloss, $10

Sephora Makeup Party Box Makeup Palette, $45

Sephora Ornament Lip Gloss in Universal Pink, $8

Sephora Party Color Hit Nail Polish & Nail Art Set, $55

Sephora Perfect Night Out Eye Set, $35

Sephora The Best of Sephora Box, $65

Sephora VIP Pass Eyeshadow Palette, $19

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Beauty Toys Range (More Makeup + Nails!)

Sephora Creative Nail Art Set, $29

Sephora Festive Tattoos, $9

Sephora Gold Party Set of 4 Makeup Brushes, $36

Sephora Happy New Nails 6 Mini Nail Files, $8

Sephora Holiday 2014 Beauty Fish Mascot, $19 –– OMG IT’S SO CUTE

Sephora Makeup Bag Trio, $32

Sephora My Manicure Set, $36

Sephora Pinceaux Brushes To Go Set, $24

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Bath Party Range

Last not not least, if you / your friend isn’t quite a makeup person then there’s always some nice-smelling bath stuff to gift! Everyone showers so… everyone needs a little bath stuff, no?

Sephora Bath Party Bath Capsules Set, $24

I really enjoy these bath capsules when I picked them up during their initial launch. It’s a simple concept of 1 (or actually about 2 for me) bath use in a capsule so you can easily bring this along if you’re traveling or maybe hitting the gym, without having to carry a full (or decanted) bottle of product with you.

The scents are lovely too! I can see this being a very practical gift for a regular gym-goer or if you know someone who is always on the go!

Sephora Bath Party Limited Edition Assortment Pouch, $30

Sephora Bath Party Premium Box Assortment, $45

Sephora Cotton Flower Bubble Bath and Shower Gel Set, $28

Sephora Hands Creams Set, $26

Sephora Mini Cotton Flower Bath Set, $17

Sephora Mini Mango Bath Set, $17

Sephora Mini Multicolor Bath Pearls, $10

Sephora Scented Fizzy Bath Bomb Box, $18

Sephora Silver Glitter Spray, $15

Sephora Bath Products (sold individually!). Left to Right – Body Lotion (S$15), Body Scrub (S$15), Shower Gel (S$16), Handwash (S$10).

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So… voila, there you have it! The whole shebang of Sephora’s house brand offerings this festive period!

The prices are reasonable and most of all there is a wide enough range from the nail lover, to the makeup addict or the bath product junkie!

Sephora’s house brand is typically overshadowed by the many many the other brands available but truthfully the house items aren’t lacking too! I’ve swatched a couple of beautifully creamy eye pencils, intense lip colors and more!

If you’re popping in to pick up something from any other brand, don’t forget to just stop by the house brand aisles and give these items a look ;)

Sephora’s house brand Holiday products launches 6th November 2014 at all Sephora stores. Items (packaging or product-wise) are Limited Edition.

Thanks for reading!

 

I’ve got a quick ramble about my recent FAV hair product right now, something my life completely depends upon. So dramatic, I know, but my hair is my life so that lowdown is coming up real soon. Like a few hours soon.

Check back!

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Sephora Hols 2014 – Tarte Cosmetics!

Kicking off the Sephora Holiday series, here’s something a little girly, a little demure, a touch whimsical along with a whole lot of pretty!

I had a mind to ramble a little about collection info and things like that but for the most part I know that a good number of you care to read this holiday series just for the gorgeous press pictures and information so I’ve decided to save my words and cut to the chase.

Because in situations like this, you’re really not here to read what I have to say. Heh!

So, pic and basic info spam, here we go! Entries as such are so handy during busy periods (such as now) because it’s still news but it doesn’t require too much time from my end – hope you don’t mind the whole press release copy paste thing which I don’t normally do.

After all, it is official information and if anything I’ll share personal thoughts on pieces (I have on hand or looking to purchase) once I get a chance!

 

Just a quick introduction…

You’ll see that Tarte’s 2014 Holiday offering is very soft, pretty, featuring splashes of gold and baroque swirls / prints.

The folks over at Tarte explained to me, during the Sephora Holiday Preview, that this collection is about bringing Paris to you. The air of it, the touch of whimsy, class and sophistication along with keeping it beautifully girly. I think it is absolutely adorable and I dare say one of Tarte’s prettiest collections to date!

 

bon voyage collector’s set & travel bag – S$79

Take the Parisian adventure of a lifetime with this delightfully portable travel bag overflowing with limited-edition essentials to create endless dreamy looks wherever your heart may take you!

 

kiss & belle deluxe LipSurgence™ lip set – S$49

Give the gift of feminine, kissable lips with this deluxe LipSurgence™ collector’s set featuring 6 lip tints & 2 lip glosses, in new, limited-edition shades.

ladies who lash limited-edition picture perfect™ eyelash curler – S$34

A curl’s best friend, this awe-inspiring lash essentials duo is proven to increase lash curl and volume in a picture perfect™ flash!

magical moments deluxe discovery set – S$24

This exclusive set of best-sellers for the eyes, cheeks and lips in limited-edition shades is sure to make you believe in magic!

pin up girl Amazonian clay 12-hour blush palette – S$59

Clutch your timeless elegance with this exclusive palette of 5 Amazonian clay 12-hour blushes and 2 wearable hair pins for the perfectly “pinned up” look!

sweet dreams best-sellers collection – S$27

Hello sweet dreamers! Give the gift of a fantasy collection featuring tarte’s brightest in skincare and iconic cheek stain that’s sure to make anyone’s dreams come true!

While this is all there is to Tarte’s Holiday 2014 collection, I think it really is more than enough to choose from if you have friends who are crazy over Tarte or would love a touch of whimsy to their boudoir.

Eitherways, what makes these Tarte Holiday offerings exceptionally attractive for gifting is their low price points. I did a double take when I found out that exclusive and also humungo Travel Set & Bag is only priced at S$79! I think that is a very fair price given what it could be in this day and age’s makeup prices – hello S$350 Marc Jacobs Lip set….

But yes, these are absolutely darling to look at, to gift and I’m sure to use as well.

Tarte’s Holiday Collection will launch in Sephora at 6th November 2014

 

Thanks for reading!

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