Sephora Must Haves for the Holidays and Beyond

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*Holiday Guide 2015*

Last year when I received my Sephora products, I showed you my favorite products. This year, I would like to do something different and highlight Sephora must-haves from the collection of products I received. Sephora is my best friend and I’s favorite place to get the latest cosmetics, beauty tools, and skin care. I have been shopping Sephora for many years and will continue to do so for many years to come. I have been blessed with a wonderful package this holiday season from Sephora and I cannot thank Sephora enough for their generosity. Thank you Sephora!

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Sephora Must Haves

smashbox master class



Smashbox Art, Love, Color Master Class-

A set of 40 Smashbox must-haves for cheeks and eyes in packaging inspired by groundbreaking artist Yago Hortal.

This eye-popping set contains colors inspired by painter Yago Hortal. Smashbox collaborated with artist Yago Hortal to design dynamic, vivid, limited-edition palette featuring all of their bestsellers in a range of beautiful shades from bold to neutrals. In addition, the plates pop out making it easy to transport when on the go.

This palette contains:
– 6 x 0.05 oz Blushes
– 2 x 0.07 oz Highlighters
– 32 x 0.025 oz Photo Op Eye Shadows
– 8 x Get-the-look instructions

We all need color in our life, imagine what life would be like without beautiful colors. This palette is one of my favorite products and I consider a must-have.


Bite Beauty Mix and Mingle

Bite Beauty lip duo features six limited-edition colors that are hydrating and come in a variety of beautiful shades for the season. The dual end lipstick allows you to create multiple combinations of looks. Each lip color is infused with super-antioxidant resveratrol which helps fight free radicals and support long-term age-repair.

Bite Beauty is natural and created with food-grade ingredients. In addition, they are paraben, sulfate, phthalate and gluten-free.

If you are looking for a no budge moisturizing lipstick, this one is for you!

repair cream
First Aid Beauty-

This ultra repair cream will give your skin the hydration it needs and help repair itchy dry skin. If you have severely dry skin due to harsh winter weather, cosmetic treatments, atopic dermatitis, irritant eczema, allergic eczema and keratosis pilaris this is the perfect cream to try. Made with colloidal oatmeal, shea butter, soothing eucalyptus oil, and ceramides, the silky smooth, formula gives immediate relief and improvement. in addition, the Fab antioxidant booster helps defend skin from free radical damage. Great for all skin types. This will leave your skin feeling luxuriously smooth and hydrated.

I have a lot of areas on my skin with dry patches. I also have eczema flairs occasionally and I have noticed a dramatic improvement. I also have very itchy skin at times and use it on my itchy patches. This is a definitely must have product!

makeup brushes

Sephora Stand up and Shine Prestige Makeup Pro Brush Set-

Every beauty enthusiast should invest in a nice makeup brush set. The way your makeup looks and applies is all in the brushes. Lousy brushes will not give us the precision we are looking for and can make our makeup look a sloppy mess.

The Stand up and Shine Prestige brush set has 12 beautiful high-performance pro brushes. Brushes Include:

  • Powder brush
  • Angled brush
  • Wide foundation
  • Concealer
  • All over eyeshadow
  • Small eyeshadow
  • Crease
  • Smudge
  • Angled liner
  • Smoky liner
  • lip
  • Brow comb with a spoolie

This brush set comes with a pouch that unfolds and stands up like an easel to give you easier access to your brushes during makeup application. I know when I am applying my cosmetics I like having my brushes stand up so it is easy to grab and put away. With the pouch this makes accessibility a cinch.

The brushes are made very well and are durable. The handles are a metal gold-rose color that fit well in your hand. The bristles are luxuriously soft which makes them feel great against the skin when applying makeup.


Formula X Nail Polish-

This limited edition holiday set features 10 mini nail polishes is housed in a sophisticated champagne bottle. With five new shades in cream and shimmer sit alongside the five bestselling classics of reds, nudes, and bold colors. Formula X is formulated with ShineXcel which is an exclusive luminescent ingredient that enhances the color and brilliance for a mani that will last for a long time.


  • Rouge (classic candy apple red)
  • Glitz (champagne gold glitter)
  • Dark Matter (patent leather black)
  • Luxe (silvery-white shimmer)
  • Spiked (mink bisque)
  • Uncorked (metallic bronze)
  • Thrilling (cloud gray)
  • Intensity (powder pink)
  • On The Rocks (dark metallic chocolate)
  • Ignite (smoking red)I have always been a big fan of Formula X as their polish goes on smoothly and always lasts longer than most nail polishes. I also find that it does not chip as easy as other polishes I have tried.


GIFTSEXY Dazzling Hydration Set-

This Glam Glow Hydration set is a must have this holiday season. Featuring three mud treatments with a smooth application brush to make application easier and mess free. This perfect gift set will instantly hydrate your skin and leave you glowing radiantly.

  • Thirstymud – moisturize, restore, and replenish dry skin.
  • Supermud clearing treatment- target, prevent, and heal problem skin.
  • Thirstycleanse Daily Hydrating Cleanser- works with Thirstymud weekly treatment for a burst of hydration while cleansing the skin.


I love skin care products and this one is one of my favorites thus far. I instantly noticed the difference in hydration of my skin. Sometimes I get dry patches on my face and after using Glam Glow my skin felt smooth and lustrous.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

What else you need to know:
Supermud has won the ALLURE Readers Choice Award 2015 for Best Face Mask. Thirstymud has won the CEW Beauty Insider Award 2015 for Best Prestige Moisturizer.


Clarisonic Mia 2 –

The Clarisonic Mia 2 is designed with sonic technology to remove impurities and cleanse six times better than using your hands. When you remove impurities from pores, moisturizers, and other skincare creams are more efficient. When used daily, dry patches, oily areas, and blemishes will be greatly reduced.

Here are some of the features this revolutionary skincare tool delivers:
– Two speeds for added cleansing customization
– Pulsing T-Timer for 60-second cleanse
– Improved user interface indicating speed and charge functions
– Two-year warranty

This set contains:

  • Fresh soy cleanser
  • Glam Glow Thirstymud Hydrating treatment
  • belif- The true cream moisturizing bomb
  • Travel case
  • LavenderMia 2
  • Universal Charger
  • Sensitive brush head

I have been using this as part of my bedtime regime and noticed how much clearer my skin feels and looks. My pores were visibly reduced and now my moisturizers work a lot better. When you use the Clarisonic allow the unit to gently exfoliate your skin without applying a lot of pressure. There are many different types of brush heads available and you can purchase both at a Sephora near you.

You can find the remaining products I received in my holiday gift guide here.

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