For HER: Holiday Gift Guide! (PART 1: BEAUTY)

Hey guys! Christmas is just around the corner, well.. actually.. it's exactly a month away. So, I thought I'd do a holiday gift guide series. Firstly, I'll do Part 1 for HER & HIM, which is beauty-related (fragrances, skincare, makeup, etc.) and then I'll do a Part 2 for HER & HIM, which will be for miscellaneous things.

I have a holiday guide for last year too!

These items are what I personally feel girls who love beauty products (like moi) will like to receive for Christmas! So, without further adieu, LETS GO!

1. TARTE Carried Away Collector's Set ($54)
Tarte Carried Away Holiday Makeup Set

Excuse me while I drool over this awesome palette.

Alright. Seriously? 
8 Maracuja Lip Glosses
Sample of their famous Lights, Camera, Lashes! Mascara
Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Adventurous (shimmery rose colour)
A Face Brush
Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder
24 Amazonian Clay Eyeshadows
Cute bag that's awesome for travelling!

What more can I say? All these products for $54. I think it's well worth it. If I got this for Christmas, I would freak. *HINT*

2. Lorac Eye Candy Full Face Collection ($59)

Lorac Candy Bar Makeup Set

Lorac Candy Bar Makeup Set 2
Okay.. How freaking cute is this collection?!

Does the girl you're shopping for like makeup AND candy? LORAC has just made that easier for you! I'm a sucker for cute packaging, and this is adorable!

It comes with:
4 eyeshadow quads in Ooh La La Vanilla, Caramel Love Affair, Tantalizing Cocoa, Blackberry Truffle Seduction
A cream eyeliner palette in Mesmerizing Dark Chocolate
A Cheek & Lip Tint palette in Indulge in Berry Kisses

The only down side to this palette is that the colours in all the 4 quads are pretty similar but in a different finish.

3. Amika Interchangeable Barrel Curler Set ($175)

Amika Interchangeable Hair Curler Set

I think anyone would love this product! Want beachy waves, but don't have the right barrel size? This is your solution. 

4. Urban Decay Vice Palette ($59)

Urban Decay Vice Makeup Palette
Urban Decay has a name for amazing palettes like the Naked series. This palette is no different! 20 eyeshadows with a variety of colours, ranging from neutral to bold and colourful! This is definitely a palette that is versatile and will be loved by many.

5. e.l.f Essential Makeup Collection - 83pcs ($15 at Target)

e.l.f 83pc Makeup Palette
e.l.f is an amazing brand! This set comes with 64 eyeshadow colours, 8 lip gloss colours, 4 blushes, 4 bronzers, a lip brush, a face brush and an eye brush.. And get this... it's only $15 on the Target website! A great stocking stuffer!

6. Sephora Fragrance Sampler for Her ($50)

Sephora Fragrance Sampler for Her 2012

This is an amazing deal! You can buy this set for yourself or for someone else, sample all the fragrances, choose your favourite one & head over to a Sephora near you to redeem a free Full-Size of the favourite scent you chose. How awesome is that?
This set comes with 12 sample sizes of most sought-after fragrances which include: Viva La Juicy La Fleur, Marc Jacobs Dot, Coach Poppy, DKNY Be Delicious, Gucci Guilty Intense, etc.

7. Lush 12 Days of Christmas Gift Set ($87.95)

Lush Cosmetics 12 Days of Christmas Gift Set
Who could resist a nice, long, relaxing bath with Lush products? NOT ME! I have been an absolute fan of Lush ever since I first bought it. This set comes with, well.. 12 products. One for each day of Christmas :p No more partridges in pear trees. 

It comes with:
2.1oz Angel's Delight Soap
3.5oz Snow Globe Soap
2.1oz Snowcake Soap
2.8oz Melting Snowman Luxury Bath Melt
3.5oz Christmas Eve Bubble Bar
3.5oz Candy Mountain Bubble Bar
4.9oz Santa's Sack Bubble Bar
3.1oz Cinders Bath Bomb
6.3oz Father Christmas Bath Bomb
6oz So White Bath Bomb
6.3oz Golden Wonder Bath Bomb
3.1oz Party Popper Bath Bomb

I would LOVE this for Christmas. :p

8. Bath & Body Works Mini To-go Sets in Paris Amour ($19.50)

Bath & Body Works Body Products Paris Amour Set
Bath & Body Works are known for amazing scented products. It comes with a shower gel, body lotion & fragrance mist: All 3oz each! Romantic tulip & pink champagne scent!

9. Sephora by O.P.I Tinsel Town Nail Polish Set ($49.50)

Sephora by OPI Tinsel Town Nail Polish Set
This nail polish set comes with 16 mini nail polish colours and a full-sized golden jewel topcoat. This is a must-have for every girl!

10. Ciaté Velvet Manicure ($19)

Ciate Velvet Manicure

Okay, seriously? This is just cool! SUPER cool. Ciate is known to come out with creative nail ideas.. like the  awesome Caviar nail design. Now they've come out with a Velvet Manicure. How cool is that?! Enough said.

That's all for my holiday gift guide for her: part 1! Check back soon for my Gift Guide for HIM: Part 1!

What do you want for Christmas?


Vintage Nails! + HAPPY DEEPAVALI!

I have always been eye-ing this design. I've "attempted" it a couple of times but have always failed. Hahaha! I never have the patience to do detailed nail art - I get frustrated really easily. But today, I had the whole day free! So, I just sat down and patiently did my nails. Being patient doesn't mean I'm not lazy!! So I apologise in advance for the horrible, messy outcome of it. I was too lazy to clean the sides :/ & My nails are not shaped. Haha! I hope you still like it anyway. Today was an awesome day! The sun finally decided to come out to play and I've filmed a couple of videos that are in the midst of editing.  

All pictures were taken with natural sunlight.

Picture of Floral Nails

Picture of Floral Nails

Picture of Floral Nails

Picture of Floral Nails

Grey is from TheFaceShop.
Hot Pink, White & Green is from Elianto.
Baby Pink (stripes) is from Etude House.

If you can see in the 2nd picture, I'm a very messy person.. Hahahaha!! I added a top coat and some hair got caught in it and dried in there. :/

Before I end this post, I just want to wish a HAPPY DEEPAVALI to everyone who celebrates it!! I love you guys!

I did a temporary tattoo thing that is called "Henna". I'm not sure if it's a Deepavali tradition, but I think it's such a gorgeous form of art. This will fade in 7-10 days.

Picture of Temporary Tattoo (HENNA)

Picture of Temporary Tattoo (HENNA)

I've always wanted to get a tattoo on my finger that says "Love" in a cursive font. But I'll never do it. I can NOT tolerate pain! I don't even have piercings on my ear; is that weird? Haha! So I opted for henna instead :p. It is very faded though, i guess because i wash my hands like... a bajillion times a day?! hahaha! :)

Do you celebrate Deepavali? If not, have you ever tried "Henna"?



Hey dolls! I'd like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who entered! If you didn't win, fret not! I will have another giveaway when I reach another milestone. I love you all so so much! <3

I have already contacted her and she has replied.

Without further adieu, the winner is........ *drumroll*

Thank you to everyone who entered <3 LOTS OF LOVE!