Pixi Holiday 2014 Collection

Pixi Holiday 2014 Collection

The Pixi Holiday 2014 Collection is available now and I’ve got all the details and swatches for you right this very minute.

This limited edition collection includes the Ultimate Beauty Kit 2nd Edition, which is comprised of 40 eye shadows and 12 face powders, the Shea Butter Lip Balm Trio in Balmy Winter, Fairy Dust Favourites in Light Catchers and a Nail Colour in Nude Dazzle.

What I love about the Ultimate Beauty Kit is that there are 20 cool-toned eyeshadows and 20 warm-toned ones. There is also a nice variety of finishes and for the most part they felt very soft and were nicely pigmented. Add the 12 various highlighter and blush shades and you have tons ‘o’ options!

Pixi Ultimate Beauty Kit 2nd Edition

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Note: Cruelty free

OCC Stained Gloss After Dark Set

OCC Stained Gloss After Dark Set-2

The OCC Stained Gloss After Dark Set just might be the perfect little thing for someone on your holiday shopping list who is looking to “break into” the brand.

This limited edition holiday set includes four “Test Tube” sized Stained Gloss shades as well as a mini #010 Precision Lip Brush. Stained Glosses are different than Lip Tars in that these are more sheer giving you a more stained effect rather than major pigmentation. Little Black Dress, which is new to Sephora, can be used by itself or mixed with brighter shades to make them deeper and more dramatic.

OCC Stained Gloss After Dark Set

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Venique Tis The Season for Holiday 2014

Venique Tis The Season Holiday 2014

Venique Tis The Season for Holiday 2014 features five new nail colors that will give your nails a festive sparkle!

This is my first experience with the brand and I liked what I saw so far. From what I can tell they have about 80 shades currently which you can find online or at your local Cosmoprof. Their nail lacquer is made with something called Sil-Tek which is a silicone based ingredient that causes their polish to be flexible. They claim that their polish is perfect in just one coat, but I didn’t really find that to be completely true.

I have three of the five holiday shades to show you but here is the whole line-up.

Venique Tis The Season

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Note: Undetermined if cruelty free

SpaRitual Home for Winter/Holiday 2014

SpaRitual Home

SpaRitual Home for Winter/Holiday 2014 features six new shades in various finishes, and these are not your typical holiday shades, I might add.

SpaRitual Home

Ok I lied, there are a couple that are very holiday-esque (Authentically and Finding), but four of them are definitely more “winter-y” looking. I only have half the collection to share with you, but I think I might have some of the best ones.

SpaRitual Seeking

Seeking

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Deborah Lippmann I’ve Gotta Be Me Nail Lacquer Set

Deborah Lippmann Ive Gotta Be Me

The Deborah Lippmann I’ve Gotta Be Me Nail Lacquer Set was created in honor of their 15th anniversary. Congratulations Deborah Lippmann, I am so happy that you exist!

This limited edition set includes six mini nail shades with either a creme or shimmery finish. I had a pretty good experience with the formula for all six of these. No streaks, no clumps, no cuticle dragging and most were just two coats.

Deborah Lippmann Ive Gotta Be Me-2

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Note: Cruelty free