7 Beauty Gift Sets From Nordstrom

My workload is insane at the moment, and with the exception of the Thanksgiving break I am working every day until mid December. Which means my Christmas shopping is happening online for the time being. I’ve been scrolling around on Nordstrom.com checking out what’s on offer, and these are my favorite beauty based gift sets for this year.

Beauty gift sets make the ideal gift for any makeup lover, they are great for co-workers and make wonderful business gifts. They are also a fabulous way to treat yourself, and allowing for the discounted prices when you buy a set, you’d be kind of mad not to treat yourself. Right?

From MAC there is the Nordstrom exclusive Enchanted Eve Copper Eye and Lip Set is a steal at $59.50. Valued at $88.50 it contains Pearlfusion eye shadow set in Copperluxe,  Technakohl liner in Photogravure, lipstick in The Right Note and lipglass in Rocket To The Moon, together with this cool little MAC bag.


Check out the Enchanted Eve Copper Gift set here

The limited edition Jo Malone Cologne Collection ($115) lets you try out some of Jo Malone’s most loved colognes. Each one can be worn alone, or you can layer them and create your own fragrance.

Included in the set are the following fragrances:
Lime Basil and Mandarin cologne
Pomegranate Noir cologne
English Pear and Freesia cologne
Peony and Blush Suede cologne
Wood Sage and Sea Salt cologne

Check out the details on the Jo Malone gift set here

The Legacy Palette from Kevyn Aucoin Beauty is a $280 value that will only cost you $165.
This is the absolute perfect palette that transcends any seasonal look. This should be the backbone of your makeup wardrobe. With Celestial highlighting powder in Candlelight and Sculpting powder in medium (made up not of bronzing tones but instead in brown, red and grey, giving you contour perfection), and the ideal assortment of neutral eye shadows, you can  build, shape and add drama to any eye. I love this!


Read about the Kevyn Aucoin Legacy Palette here

The Diptique Mini Candle Set ($130) is a fantastic business gift, hostess gift, candle lovers gift, and self gift! I would love this.


A mixtures of Diptique’s iconic scents and some seasonal scents, these french made candles have a 15 hour burn time, of the loveliest candle fragrances ever.
Check out the list of fragrances here

Also from Diptique the Sapin candle.


This is a pine scent with a soft infusion of mandarin, and smells like the holidays, albeit luxe holidays. There are two sizes available, check them out here.

The Laura Mercier Kiss Of Colour Lip Gloss Collection is a limited edition valued at $83 but available for just $50.


This set makes a perfect stocking stuffer, and is a great gift for any girl who likes her lips to look luscious. 
Check out the list of colors here.

The Tocca Crema Voloce Handcream Set ($16) is a great stocking stuffer, and is also a lovely gift for co-workers, hostess gifts or for someone who you don’t know well enough to buy fragrances for.


It feels and looks luxurious and the price point makes it super affordable.
Read about it here

Holiday Gift Guide ~ Eyeshadow Palettes

Are you going holiday shopping this weekend?
I love all the eye shadow palettes that come out for Christmas. 
In fact one of my absolute favorite gifts that I received last year was an eye shadow palette set that looked like chocolate bars, by Lorac. It was given to me by a former makeup student of mine, and I can honestly say I have used it almost every day for the past year.

So here is a look at some of the holiday palettes in the stores right now. Where possible I will put online shopping links with them.

Happy Shopping!

From Lorac

The Lorac Unzipped Palette
This is actually part of their normal collection, but is a fabulous combination of neutral mattes and shimmers that you will literally use year round. At $40 it’s a bargain.

 The Pro Palette.
I have 2 of these, one in my pro makeup kit and one for use at home. Again it’s a wonderful combination of colors, the top row is matte and the bottom row is shimmer. Only $42

From MAC

The MAC Keepsakes Limited Edition Smoky Face Palette

Three eyeshadows, one Iridescent Pressed Powder, a cream color base and 2 lipsticks.

The Keepsakes Natural Face Palette

Three eyeshadows, one iridescent powder, two lipsticks and a cream color base, all in neutral tones.

MAC Keepsakes

Gold Lip And Eye

This is just a really lovely color combination.

I would love one of these, and I think it makes a beautiful gift too.

From Trish McEvoy

Power of Makeup Collection ~Simply Gorgeous
This one is a super versatile collection of eyes, lips and cheeks that is great fro everyday makeup looks.

FromMakeup Forever

The Makeup Station
Makeup Forever simply cannot be beaten on quality. Their line is designed for makeup artists, and as such is all about quality, truth in color and longevity.
This case has 30 amazing products

A makeup artist’s set for creating backstage looks and glamorous holiday style with 30 iconic bestsellers for eyes, lips, and the complexion.

This ultimate Makeup Artist’s collection lets you create infinite looks for the holidays—and beyond. Featuring 30 professional must-haves for the makeup love, this set lets any artist explore and indulge in all the backstage essentials. Housed in a reusable, professional backstage Makeup Artist’s Case, this set includes primers, powders, eye, cheek and lip favorites, and Artisan Brushes.

This set contains:
– 1 HD Primer : 0 neutral
– 1 HD Blush : 210 cool pink
– 1 HD Pressed Powder
– 1 Mist & Fix
– 10 Artist Shadow eye shadows: ME-108 steel, I-544 pink granite, M-500 ivory, M-100 black, D-320 golden khaki, I-414 yellow ivory, ME-216 electric blue, D-236 lagoon blue,

M-630 sweet chestnut, ME-728 copper red
– 2 Artist Shadow blushes: S-748 coral, I-922 electric purple
– 1 Graphic Liner : vinyl black
– 2 Aqua Eyes : 21L dark grey, 25L matte brown
– 1 Smoky Extravagant mascara : black
– 1 Star Powder : 926 iridescent beige
– 1 Glitter : 3 iridescent white
– 1 Aqua Seal
– 1 Eyelashes : 156 Nude
– 2 Aqua Lip : 8C true red, 14C muted dusty rose
– 1 Rouge Artist Intense : 43 vibrant red
– 1 Aqua Rouge : 14 light rosewood
– 1 Precision Blush Brush 150
– 1 Precision Blender Brush 216

Reusable case that stores these 30 must-have products. Large mirror included.

From YSL

The Yves Saint Laurent “Wildly Gold” Palette
$95 from Nordstrom.com
Order link here

The Luxe List – Gift Giving Ideas From Tatcha

It’s time to create your gift lists, both gifts you wish to receive and gifts you want to give.

Today I’m looking at The Luxe List. Exquisite gifts for the girl who enjoys something extra special, extra fabulous.

These make sensational business gifts, and hostess gifts too.

I am so completely enamored of Tatcha and their incredible high performance, luxurious skin care products. I have written about them before here and here.

Tatcha products are divine.

I recently found out too that every purchase you make from Tatcha provides schooling for an underprivileged girl. 

Beautiful Faces, Beautiful Futures

“The greatest secret I learned from the geisha was that beauty begins in the heart and the mind.”

Victoria Tsai

Tatcha founder Victoria Tsai believes that the best way to help girls become beautiful is to give them the opportunity to develop their minds.

As such she began a partnership with Room To Read, an organization commited to changing the world through education. Through this partnership every full sized purchase of Tatcha’s skin care products funds an entire day of school for a girl somewhere in the world.

Read about it here

Back to gift giving, here are three gift sets makinkg it to both my “giving” list, and the list of gifts I’m secretly coveting.

Kokoro Golden Lip and Mirror Set

This is such a perfect gift! A beautiful set with Camellia Lip Balm and a gold plated mirror.
Camellia oil is super healing and nourishing, and makes for the best lip balm I have ever used. I have Camellia lip balm in both my pro makeup kit and my personal makeup stash.
The packaging and presentation of every Tatcha product is sensational, making the opening of the products and event in itself.
I also love this one as a bride or bridesmaid gift.
Order here $48

Kokoro Golden Lip And Mirror Duo

Tatcha Kassei Rejuvenation Skincare Gift Set

This trio is named for the Japanese word for rejuvenation.
You get the Ageless Enriching Renewal Cream and the Revitalizing Eye Cream with a beautiful gold massager to boost circulation. 
It’s divine. 

Kassei Rejuvenation Trio

order here $495

Tatcha Kaiseki Skincare Gift Set

Kaiseki means a little bit of everything.
This set is perfect for the traveler – business traveler or vacation traveler as it contains an assotment of travel sized skin care essentials in a beautiful wooden kiri box 

Kaiseki Skincare Gift Set

order here $350