Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Sephora’s Holiday offerings

I was given products in this post to test and give my honest feedback.  All opinions are my own.
Welcome to the 2015 Simply Me Holiday Gift guide!  The holidays should be fun.  At times finding the perfect gift, great deals, decorating and recipes can be overwhelming.  The Simply Me Blog wants to put the fun back into the Holidays so over the next several weeks I will be posting great gifts for everyone, decorating tips, recipes and everything in-between!
To see the entire Gift Guide please click the photo above!

Sephora is name we have all come to associate with high quality beauty products.  I have been wearing makeup since I was 15 and have to say that when I want the best it is the Sephora website I turn too.

With all that being said it should come as no surprise that they are offering some amazing products this holiday season!  I am lucky enough to be a able to feature several on my blog.

Four of them of are for my lips! Hey now this is mistletoe season, we all need a little wow factor :). 


A collection of 8 stunning glossy lip pencils, that are sure to give your mouth that kissable appearance.
The colors are Copper, Soft Rose, Light Pink, Apricot, Candy Pink, Neon Pink, Peony and Red.
The smooth rounded tips make them easy to apply and the glossy feel goes on smoothly.  The variety of shades lets you switch your color to match your mood and they even have a shimmer and glitter effect to really give you that wow factor!
 You can wear one or mix and match for a truly unique look.
They make your lips look elegant and are sure to be the finishing touch on any look. 

The Discovery Set is an eight-piece lip set with Bite Beauty’s bestselling products in a cute holiday friendly package.
Inside you will be able to explore some of the best items offered by Bite Beauty’s collection.  With a mixture of both deluxe minis and full-size favorites. 
Carefully put together to give your lips everything they need this holiday seasons from lip treatment, prep, and color.
You can hydrate, soothe, and repair lips!  And then you can give finish them up with some beautiful color
This set contains: 
0.18 oz Agave Lip Mask in Clear (mini size) 
0.03 oz Line & Define Primer in Clear (mini size) 
 0.031 oz Mini Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Glacé 
 5 x Lush Lip Wipes - 0.15 oz Luminous Crème Lipstick in Pepper (full size)
0.11 oz Lush Fruit Lip Gloss Honey (full size) 
 0.09 oz High Pigment Pencil in Pomegranate (full size)
Bite mirror 

Oh and it just keeps getting better none of the products contain Parabens, Sulfates or Phthalates.  So you can have kissable lips without the harshness.
I love how full and healthy my lips feel after using the Bite Beauty Discovery Set.  They want your lips to look good both before, during and after your night out.
After a two weeks of use my lips are feeling pretty pampered.

Now Ladies I have told you so far about 2 amazing lip sets and I'm not done yet.  Next up for our holiday collection is Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca remix Studded Set
This set is for those nights when you want to be bold!  The right popping colors are perfect for girls night out and even for that holiday party that tends to get a bit wild! 
This lip set with Studded Kiss lipsticks includes a limited-edition shade Gold Blooded and seven mini lip colors. 
Each colors is eye-catching and sure to make your lips pop.
This innovative lipstick is formulated with Color Cushion Technology.  For those of you who don't understand what that means, basically it is great for long wear, keeping its bold coloring and it is comfortable on your lips.  Giving them a soft feminine look/
The exclusive new shade, Gold Blooded can only be found in this set!
On top of the exclusive Gold Blooded color you also get seven mini Studded Kiss Lipsticks.
The colors are:
 Noble, Halo, Bachelorette, Sexer, Wolvesmouth, Coven and NaYeon.

These lipsticks never include Parabens, Sulfates or Phthalates.
And the other thing I thought was awesome about the set was the way Kat picks the names of the colors.  Each name is after the memory or emotion the shade awakens within herself. 
Have you ever seen something and were instantly taking back to a different time.  I know I have been.  The fact she names her lipstick after her own memories is unique to me and makes the brand really stand out.  
 Kat Von D's Studded Kiss Lipstick keeps lips feeling soft and smooth thanks to their antioxidant complex of moisturizing ingredients such as vitamin E.
And they don't stop there they even smell good since they are infused with a crème brûlèe scent.  And the best selling point is studded Kiss Lipstick is 100 percent vegan and is not tested on animals!  I mean really looks great, feels great and is guilt free what more could my lips ask for!

We are almost mistletoe ready.  I have one more lip set to talk to you about and then we are going to get into smelling good!  Well come on ladies you can't pucker up without smelling good LOL
Marc Jacobs The Sofia Set
So if you are wondering well what makes this set stand out from the other three you talked about?  Let me tell you :).
One the leather case is included in this set.  Very sleek and a great makeup holder.  2 is the petite size of the lipstick.  Some days I just want to run out the door with no purse.  On those days I stick things in my pocket.  The Marc Jacobs The Sofia set is perfect for that.  They are small enough to fit into any small space.  Oh but lets not forget size isn't everything these little lip creme deliver a beautiful punch of color that will last 10 hours!
No need for a constant touch up.  These can be one swipe and done!
They also give your lips a full, soft look since lips are left plumped and nourished from powerful peptides, antioxidant-rich seaberry, and natural humectants (including meranti and cocoa butter).
The set includes:

 Le Marc Lip Crème in Infamous (soft peony)
 So Sofia (electric watermelon)
 Dashing (very cherry)
 Blow (dark berry velvet)
 Boy Gorgeous (berry rouge)
and a Patent leather pouch

I love how my lips feel soft even after wear.  The color is rich and really makes my lips look pretty.

Okay girls the lips are ready now we need to smell good!  And we can do just that with the Elizabeth and James Nirvana White collection
Classy.  That is the first word that came to mind when I smelled the Elizabeth and James Nirvana White set.  I love the mixture of that dark muskiness and sweet undertones.  I don't want to smell like fruit or a flower, I want to smell like a women and I get just that with this set.
And a little bit goes a far away, just a dab on the wrist will give me an all day aroma.  


The set includes a 1 oz Eau de Parfum, 0.24 Eau de Parfum Rollerball and 0.47 oz Perfume Oil.
This was my first time using a Perfume Oil and I am really impressed with how soft the skin is where I apply.  Plus it is more subtle.  Perfect for days when I just want a little fragrance.  

Not only is the smell elegant, but the bottles are too!  Everything about this set screams classy.

Any of the items I mentioned above would be a welcomed gift under the tree come this holiday season.  Sephora is a company that makes women want to feel good and look good.  They offer only the best!  If you want great quality you need to check them out.  Their holiday items I mentioned today are only a few of the many things offered at their site.  

13 comments:

  1. What awesome products to display and suggest. I'd love that perfume and the Marc Jacobs The Sofia Set.

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  2. I'm sure I'm one of their best customers around the holidays. I have 3 daughters and I shop at Sephora quite a lot.

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  3. Sephora is definitely on my daughter's Christmas wishlist! I'd love some of those glossy lip pencils! That's the one makeup I use multiple times, every day!

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  4. I have heard of Sephora before, but had never tried their products. I love it all! I've only recently begun to wear makeup again after years of not bothering. So I am checking out all of the possibilities.

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  5. I'm a huge make-up lover too, I'll just take them all! I need more storage for my products.

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  6. Oh my I can't even start thinking about Christmas! You really have gotten a jump start on things, good for you!

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  7. I have heard great things about these products. Sounds like they all make great stocking stuffers!

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  8. Great picks, I love Sephora! And good for you looking ahead! I can't even get through next week haha!

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  9. That's a great idea of giving nice gift ideas. The lip stick and lip pens would be a perfect gift for ladies.

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  10. Love all the gift sets you showcased and perfect for upcoming gift ideas for friends and family. Every woman is happy to update their make up wardrobe and Sephora does a great job with their kits

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  11. The Mi Vida Loca colours are awesome! I have a few friends who could really pull off those colours well. Great picks, by the way!

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  12. My niece really loves Sephora's!! She would like the lipstick.

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  13. Those Mi Vida Loco lip sticks by Kat Von D are soooo pretty!

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