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 – Marc Jacobs

So… I drafted this about sometime last week while I was coughing and sneezing my brains out, I’m better now but here’s a sentiment of how I felt about a week ago, along with some gorgeous holiday promo pics, heh!

Hey all!

It seems I’ve caught the flu bug that’s been circulating awhile of late so my mind’s in a bit of a haze and I’m close to sputtering nonsensical rambles so… with that let me take this time to put up a generic press post about some Holiday pieces from Marc Jacobs!

A brand still relatively new to us – like a little baby toddling about our shores! – it’s highly exciting to see what they will put out for their very first Holiday here and I guess I can say that Marc Jacobs doesn’t disappoint.

Of course, as expected, you should have a few dollars ready when you’re spying any of these but if anything, Marc Jacobs’ makeup line is almost always on point in color and also texture / finish so you can expect to get your money’s worth!

 

Marc Jacobs Beauty Blacquer and Bleu 5-piece Eye Essentials Collection – S$99

Marc Jacobs Beauty Blacquer and Bleu 5-piece Eye Essentials Collection – S$99

Marc Jacobs Beauty Blacquer and Bleu 5-piece Eye Essentials Collection – S$99

Marc Jacobs Beauty Blacquer and Bleu 5-piece Eye Essentials Collection

Discover the magic of midnight with Marc’s 5-piece eye essentials collection featuring three best-selling Marc Jacobs beauty products in a collectible makeup bag designed by Marc Jacobs. The decadent collection includes:

  • Magic Marc’er in Blacquer
  • O!Mega Lash Mascara in Blacquer
  • Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Th(ink)

Marc designed this ultra-covetable clutch to reflect his color-blocked vision of Paris’ night sky. A chic and portable mirror is tucked into the bag’s sleeve for effortless touch-ups.

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Kiss Pop Collector’s Edition – S$350

Kiss Pop Collector’s Edition – S$350

And somehow because promo visuals don’t do this amazing box justice, here’s a shot of it in all of its grandeur.

Kiss Pop Collector’s Edition

A collection of all nine irresistible Kiss Pop Lip Color Sticks presented in a limited-edition case. The long-wearing, demi-matte shades are Marc’s spin on the color pencil and range from first-date rose to take-me-home red, all encased in a luxurious, collectable, lacquered jewelry box. The coveted lip collector’s edition is only available during the holiday season and makes the perfect gift for the luxury enthusiast. The custom box was designed exclusively to fit on top of Marc’s 13-piece Lovemarc Lip Gel collection, which debuted during Holiday 2013. Shades include:

  • pow! – peony pink
  • crush – tangerine red
  • heartbreaker – pink coral
  • pop – bright berry red
  • wham – coral rose
  • pop rock – strawberry red
  • poparazzi – electric rose
  • smack – burgundy berry
  • headliner – berry sangria

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La Coquette 4-piece Favorites Collection – S$79

La Coquette 4-piece Favorites Collection

Line and shine to create a classic parisienne look with this set of Marc’s most covetable items, including the ultimate black liner for dramatic eyes, the perfect nude nail, and a shimmering pink pout. The addition of a signature mirror and a Marc Jacobs-designed pochette ensure you’ll be ready for a night of magic. This exclusive set contains:

  • Lip Vinyl in Kissability
  • Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer in Madame
  • Magic Marc’er in Blacquer
  • Mirror Pochette (exclusive with this set)

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The Sky-Liner 7-piece Petites Highliner Collection – S$69

The Sky-Liner 7-piece Petites Highliner Collection

Let eyes take flight with a seven-piece set of petite Highliner Gel Eye Crayons. Marc picked five best-selling shades of his incredibly innovative, first-ever waterproof gel liner crayons and added two more exclusive shades, including the signature color of the season, Midnight in Paris, for Holiday 2014. This limited edition set is housed in a keepsake case that will live in your collection long after the pencils are enjoyed. Shades include:

  • o(vert) – forest green
  • brown(out) – brown with shimmer
  • sunset – bronze with shimmer
  • midnight in paris – navy noir shimmer
  • th(ink) – deep navy
  • plum(age) – vivid purple
  • blacquer – black

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That wraps up the holiday line-up from Marc Jacobs, coming to us at Sephora. From what I understand, a lot of the Marc Jacobs holiday pieces are fairly exclusive to Sephora ION and… to date I believe that the full Marc Jacobs line up is still mainly available at Sephora ION, right am I?

Eitherways, pop by Sephora ION – the HQ of all Sephoras it seems – and you can’t go wrong!

If you ask me… I think the Kiss Pop Collectors Set is to die for but at a pricetag of S$350, it does seem like a huge splurge even though when averaged out, it sounds a whole lot more reasonable at about S$38 a Pop (forreal pop here) and you get the lacquered box thrown in too.

Pretty good deal, yes? Ha!

And the Sky-Liner set is another really pretty and nice piece worth checking out too as these pencils swatched really nicely on and if you have ever wanted to get your hands on some of their Eye Crayons, this is the best time / way to!

 

So tell me, are you eyeing any pieces from Marc Jacobs’s Holiday 2014 collection?

Marc Jacobs Holiday collection will launch 6 November 2014 (mainly) at Sephora ION.

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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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Sephora’s 2014 Holiday Collections Are Upon Us!

While they may not be available right now naooooo but they will be soon, that’s for sure!

I’ll keep this entry fairly brief and spam on some images that I had snapped from the night of the Sephora Holiday Media Preview, most of which I have / had spammed on instagram already, but for the benefit of those that don’t follow me on there – here you go!

With that, I would also like to say that I’m looking to do a more in-depth Holiday showcase for Sephora’s Holiday offerings this time around, if time permits that is!

Last year I did a bit of a round-up for brands but with that I wasn’t able to give enough spotlight to the gift sets, new products, and beautiful holiday pieces available and this year I think I want to take a little more time to do that, if you don’t mind the spam that is!

Of course, the work isn’t so much from my end because the bulk of this will be press pictures, given not everything was available to see at the preview and most certainly not with the most ideal studio lighting (the flood-lights kept giving my pictures this eerie halo). Besides, all you guys want to do is see what’s coming out, when, for how much.

So all that is to come and I actually have a mind to continuously add to this post (via point form right at the end!) as I add new Sephora Holiday mentions so you have a consolidated post to see it all, hopefully, but we’ll see how that turns out.

Meanwhile, here’s a pic-spam (for the benefit for those who don’t follow me on instagram) from a night of makeup browsing and fun!

It sure felt like December already while I was in that hall surrounded by all sorts of Christmas ornaments and the likes!

NYX Cosmetics –

Hello Kitty x Sephora –

Stila Cosmetics –

Urban Decay –

Living Proof –

Percy & Reed –

Burts Bees –

Bare Minerals –

Peter Thomas Roth –

Tarte –

Marc Jacobs –

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Sephora Holiday 2014 Brand Round Up!

So, there you have it!

I doubt I will be covering every single brand’s holiday release but at least by breaking up the press mention of each brand I’ll get to cover more from a particular brand and not feel bad for spamming it up within the entry itself.

So with that said, let me sign off right now because this posts gets too long.

Keep a look out for a whole slew of holiday mentions from brands available at / to Sephora SG!

Thanks for reading :)

p.s. If you’ve noticed, I’ve added a cute little Sephora Christmas Tree ornament to the sidebar. That banner links to this post and should you ever want to do a quick check on the Holiday offerings, you’re simply a click of the button away!

Tell me, are you excited for all the holiday collections to come?