Wednesday, December 12, 2012

FMM's Holiday Beauty Gift Guide

It's that time of year again! Ahhh the beautiful sounds of the season are everywhere... the red cup is finally back and adorned by many Starbucks lovers.  'Tis the season for family, gifts, laughter and fun!  Well, that's all wonderful and dandy but lets face it... holidays can be STRESSFUL!  My girls just celebrated their 5th birthday and between planning that, recovering from Thanksgiving, decorating, sending out holiday cards and checking off all the people on my 'gift giving' list is making me seriously hyperventilate!  So, i thought I'd help you all out by sharing some of my favorite things with all of you in hopes that you can find some 'gift giving' inspiration for the special people in your lives.  I'll spend the next week or so dedicating my posts to all your holiday shopping needs! 

So here are a few of my favorite 'beauty' gifts to grace your favorite beauty mavens with!

I'm obsessed with Baublebar's collaboration with Essie!  Look at these amazing sets!!  I totally hope I'll have one of these in my stocking this year!

I completely fell in love with the Kate Spade NY 'Sprinkles' mini set!  Isn't it just delish?

I'm professed my love for Sheswai polish before here, but I'm crossing my fingers and toes that Santa sends me Winesnob and Rootsy!  I'm head over heels with both shades!!! 

I recently added Snow Angel Color Palette & Stay All Day™ Waterproof Volumizing Mascara to my collection and am completely smitten by the combination of delectable shimmers and stunning mattes!  At a mere $28 currently at Sephora, you can't afford not gift this beauty... heck at this price, you might as well snatch one up for yourself!  It's a total steal and an absolute must have!

I've adorned my lips with Stila glosses for years and years now!  Not only do they look great but they feel wonderful on my lips!  This pretty little set will delight even your pickiest of mavens! 

I just love Benefit cosmetics!  This 'She's So... Jetset" set looks uhhh-mazing!  Perhaps Santa will leave this cutie under the tree... for meeee!

I'm a huge fan of Urban Decay Palettes!  You've heard me chat about the Smoked Palette... even did a smokey eye tutorial!  I love my Naked 2 palette (still have to purchase the first Naked palette).  The Naked Basics palette by Urban Decay looks stunning!  So perfect for those days where you want to highlight your best features without overpowering them!  I. WANT. NOW.
If you're searching for the bomb bang diggity of eye cream, look no further!  This is a MUST on your list!  I'm a HUGE fan of Naturopathica products but this Vitamin K Brightening Eye Serum is like nothing I've every EVER tried before!  Go ahead and add it to your list!

OK so i love NARS anything really, but every time i walk past this pretty "foreplay" palette, i play with it a little, perhaps give it a sniff or two and then put it back and walk on.... still... thinking about it and wishing it was mine!  This stunner has definitely been added to my list!

Well, i could chat beauty all day long!  There are so many other products I'd love to feature here but for now, I'll leave you with these.  Stay tuned for more holiday gift giving posts featuring my favorite accessories and fashion finds!  Thank you SO MUCH for reading!  Don't forget to become an official follower of FMM!  XOXO Carla

**I photograph most of my material.  However for this post, all the pictures used have been borrowed from their perspective sites.  I have linked and credited all the editorial photographs in this post. 


  1. I've never seen that Sheswai nail polish. Such pretty bottles!

  2. I just got myself urban decay palette, and I am so happy with it ! Essie's where's my chauffeur is the so cool n summery too !

  3. I love the NARS, Benefit and Stila sets! :) Def Christmas is in the air!!

    new follower here!

  4. The wine snob polish is mine! Love the Stila compact. Love this time of year.

  5. Thanks for commenting :) I'd love to follow each other :)

    Really want to get some benefit make-up!

  6. thanks a lot for your comment on my blog!good idea to follow each other!so i following you now and i am waiting for you!kiss!ps..i follow on bloglovin and gfc

  7. very nice

  8. Love all of these stunning beauty products, the stila palette, benefit box and urban decay palette are on my wish list!

  9. Lovely make up! My favorite nail polish, nice color! kisses

  10. Love this benefit set, looks so cute! Following each other sounds good, I'm start whit following :) Kisses :*

  11. thanks for the suggestion to follow each other.
    Thanks for your lovely comment. Great post!!!
    I'm following you right now on Google Friend Connect #755 & Bloglovin #117. hope you can follow me too!!!


  12. lovely blog :D
    PS : thx for the comment & ssure we can ollow each other! :)

  13. hi dear i follow u on gfc wait for u on mine! thanks for ur comment on my blog!!! love our blog!! giulia

  14. i really want that nars palette!


  15. Love the baublebar collab with Essie! & I want the Naked Basics Palette.. even though I have the other Naked Palettes. Can't get enough of the neutrals :)

    & thanks for the visit to my blog! I'd love for us to follow each other - following you now & hope you do the same for me!

  16. I'll always be a huge fan of your reviews Carla....not much of a beauty products junkie, you are certainly convincing me to get out & grab some of these delicacies!! :-)


  17. hey girl nice post..thanks for sharing..appreciate your visita nd thanks following me..followed u back on GFC!! Cheers keep in touch :)

  18. I love the stila set!!

    -xoxo- lorena

  19. i adore she's so jetset!!!

  20. Kate Spade mini set is so cute!
    Also, I have the Stila 'All is Bright" Lip Glaze Set and I strongly recommended it to everybody as well!


  21. So stunning!

    Why don't we follow each other? :)


  22. hi ! im new to your blog, love it ! this is such a great list i want almost everything on it x

  23. Thanks for stopping by...have a great week ahead!

  24. Hi Carla,
    I have just been searching for info about this topic for a while and yours is the best I have found out so far.

    Prety Joe
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  25. Borrowing does make sense here. Excellent idea. Thanks for sharing.

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