Sephora Christmas Wishlist

If I could pick my favourite makeup release it would be this time of year, it’s when the Christmas gift sets start appearing and I suddenly want to dip my hands in and try out some new stuff. I find some of the gift sets to be a rip off, but there are some little gems to be found (usually for me these come in the form of anything Stila, which I sadly didn’t spy on the Sephora website).

So for something a little different I thought i’d give you my top 5 picks that I’ve just spotted on the Sephora website, and with the first store opening in Sydney merely months away (eeeeeeeeeeeeeeep!) you can be sure if these are instore I’ll be likely picking up a couple for presents… for myself :). One thing isn’t really an exclusive Christmas set but I thought i’d add it because I kinda really want it and maybe one of my dear loved ones will read this :P.

Tarte Bon Voyage Collectors Set And Travel Bag RRP $59.00USD (around $67.00AUD) – I’ll be honest, I only really want this for the palette. Look at that stunning neutral goodness! I’ve never tried Tarte eyeshadows before but if they are anything like the blushes then this would be an absolute winner in my eyes. Besides that gorgeous 20 shade eyeshadow palette the kit contains; deluxe light camera flashes mascara, Ltd Edition deluxe cheek stain in Muse, Lipsurgence Lipgloss in Visionary, Lipsurgence Lip Tint in Romance, Deluxe Marajuca Oil (actually really want to try this too!), Deluxe Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder.

Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 RRP $29.00USD (around $33.00AUD) – I’m not 100% sure that it has been revealed if UD will be stocked in the Sephora Sydney store or if its one of the ones to be rolled out later. Doesn’t really matter though because I can find online stockists to pick up my UD in the meantime. This isn’t a Christmas set but I thought i’d add it because it’s new and it’s perfect. I don’t actually own Basics 1 but for some reason the 2nd version sings more to me.

Too Faced Melted Kisses RRP $25.00USD (around $28AUD) – I think out of all of these products this is the one I am most likely to add to my collection. I’ve been wanting to try out these lipsticks for awhile now and what better way with 4 mini versions. I really like all the shades in this set too. You get Melted Nude, Melted Peony, Melted Fuchsia & Melted Berry. The only one i’m iffy about is Melted Nude but that’s mainly because I haven’t found a nude shade that suits me. This one is definitely my pick of the bunch and if it isn’t at Sephora I sure hope Mecca get their hands on it.

Urban Decay Full Frontal Lipstick Stash Set RRP $39.00USD (around $45.00AUD) – Another mini lipstick set! I’m yet to the try the Urban Decay Revolution lipsticks but reviews I’ve read have been positive. I like the look of the shades in this set and think if your just getting into makeup this is the perfect little set to add into your collection, it seems to cover all bases shade wise. The shades are – Ladyflower (bright rose-pink), Crush (hot pink), Illicit (sheer baby pink), Gash (deep red w/tonal shimmer), Liar (pinky-brown nude) and F-Bomb (classic red). It also includes a full size clear lipliner. Not going to lie, kinda love the shade names lol!

Tarte Pin Up Girl Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Palette RRP $42.00USD (around $48.00AUD) – Still coming in under a pineapple with the conversion (as at today anyway). I really really really want this one! I remember they released something similar last year and it sold out rather quickly and was very coveted by the beauty community. I only own one Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush, they are amazing. I want more!. This set contains 5 0.158oz (a full size is 0.2oz for reference) blushes in one sleek palette with the shades Breathless (pinky beige), Embraced (plummy rose), Whimsy (light pink), Bashful (rosy peach), Irreplaceable (mauve rose). It also contains 2 hair pins… I guess that’s the Pin Up Girl part of the deal.

There are new things being added frequently all the time so keep a look out on the site. Who else is counting down the days until Sephora opens in Sydney?


Here I am with another edition of my links & loves, as usual this is a post to showcase some blog posts that i’ve enjoyed reading recently and post some inspirational, pretty, cool whatever pictures that i’ve found along the way on the interwebz.
It’s an easy read for you all and fun for me to do! 🙂
If you have any blogs you think I should read, please let me know! 

  • Chelle from Cosmetic Cupcake uses one of my all time favourite polish shades to create a mermaid inspired gradient manicure
  •  Angela from Beauty Blogged shares some products that she won’t be using again, I love these sorts of posts!
  • Tina from Chasing Elixir writes a heartfelt blog post to her blogging besties, I related so well to the words she wrote in how I have found amazing friends from blogging. They know who they are and how much I heart them 🙂
  • Tara from Keeping Up With Me recently got hitched! I was lucky enough to attend the ceremony via the wonder that is the internet 🙂 Congratulations Tara!!! xxxx
  • Dee from Year of the Tight Arse/Miss Prissypants posted a guide to some Etsy sellers, I love Etsy but sometimes find it hard to know what to look for so these guides really help/enable me.
  • Claire from Clare De Blog shows a kick ass zombie halloween look. I met Claire at IMATS this year, and she’s so lovely so go to her blog kthxbai 🙂
  • More Nail Polish swatches the new Ulta3 glitter polishes, I have my eye on that rainbow glitter for sure!


This is just a small haul, I received an email about Crush Cosmetic’s 3rd birthday and their 20% off sale so I thought it’d be a good opportunity to get a product i’ve been after for awhile and since it was so cheap grabbed a couple of other little goodies!
The item I was after was the Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer (Shade: Light) (RRP $12.95AUD). This always gets rave reviews and it’s such a low price! I’ve only used it today to cover a couple of blemishes but so far so good! The shade matches me perfectly and it blends in nicely and covers well (which is what you want a concealer to do, right?)
I also purchased another item i’ve been wanting for awhile and that’s the Sleek Blush in Pixie Pink (RRP $12.95AUD). This is a bright matte pink which is such a perfect shade for the warmer months. It’s quite pigmented and while the actual compact is smaller then I imagined (I don’t know why but I thought it’d be the size of a NARS blush compact?) it still holds a good amount of product! I’m wearing this today as well and it’s really brightened up my otherwise tired looking face – a little goes a long way!
The last item I purchased was an on the whim purchase and it’s the Sleek True Colour Lipstick in Coral Reef (RRP $9.95AUD). I haven’t had a chance to wear this yet, it’s a little too bright for work! However i’m planning on rocking this baby on the weekend. The formula when swatched feels really nice but I guess I have to wait to see when I actually wear it. I’ll do proper lip swatches and a proper review once i’ve worn it. One thing I do want to mention is how weird the packaging is! It’s an oval tube! Putting the lid on proved a little challenging for me!
If you aren’t already subscribed, I suggest joining up to the Crush Cosmetics mailing list as they always have sales and their usually pretty quick ones.
Also their turnaround time is brilliant! My stuff was ordered and in my hands within 24 hours, that’s pretty impressive!
Product Disclosure – All products were purchased by myself, I did however use a 20% discount because let’s face it I don’t like paying full price!