#FirstWorldProblem: What Holiday Set Should I Get?

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Between revisiting one of the best beaches in PH to caring for my sick boyf and then working all throughout, my haggardness level is shooting up to the point of no return. Hahahaha! Hello, I’m back!

It’s officially 30 days before Christmas and you know I’m BIG on the holidays! I love all the gift-giving and all the other cheesy stuff. I don’t think I’ll ever outgrow the giddiness of anticipating for Christmas! Of course, as the holidays roll in, holiday palettes and collections are also debuting left and right! Ugh, I can’t even! Last year, I treated myself to three awesome stuff as gifts for being such a good girl. This year is no different!

Can I just say it’s been one hell of a year for me and I feel like I should end the year with a bang. Unfortunately, I could get really fickle-minded over what to get this year. Here’s the stuff I have in mind:


Bare Minerals Lip Spectacular

Six beautiful mini glosses in one sexy package. How could I resist? I love the warmer hues and I read that the formula is beautiful!


Tarte Chic to Cheek Amazonian Clay Blush Set 

I’ve been eyeing this blush set ever since it came out. I heard Tarte’s Amazonian blush formula is smooth, long lasting and highly pigmented so even if this set includes mini blushes, it’ll take a while to finish one pan! I think this is a great deal and I wouldn’t be surprised if this one’s sold out.


Naked On The Run Holiday Palette

Seriously, this palette is calling my name. I love how it has absolutely everything in one package. All you need is a base. It’s handy, the colors are flattering and I’m hearing the quality is top-notch. I got my sister last year’s Shattered Face Case and although I liked it, this year’s offering is much more wearable. Not to mention, the Anarchy Face Case was a complete letdown. My only gripe with this palette is the bronzer. It looks too orange, no?


Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box O’ Blushes

Yet another blush palette, this time by Benefit. For once, something that I can pick up from the local beauty counters. Five blushes, a bronzer and a highlighter in one package. Lovely! I heard that the colors aren’t true to their full sized counterparts though. The blushes in this set run sheerer too. I still wanna get my grubby paws on it though!


Tarte Tartelette Palette

This baby made it to Temptalia’s Best of the Best Holiday releases though it got a B+. I thought the colors are just lovely and it has a lot of matte shades in there. I’m wondering though if this is Tarte’s old eyeshadow formula or a re-formulated one? I hated the old formula, it’s patchy, powdery and it barely shows up on me.


Smashbox Masterclass III

I know I want this for various reasons. Great reviews, high quality, fabulous and sturdy packaging, and perfect for travel.


NARS Virtual Domination Cheek Palette

Super handy palette with three blushes, a highlighter and a generous pan of bronzer! So pretty!


Tarte Kiss & Belle Lipsurgence Lip Set

A cool mix of glosses and lippies! It’s a great way to try out Tarte’s acclaimed Lipsurgence line 😀

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Makeup Forever Artisan Brush Kit

Eight brushes in one kit! I’ve always wanted to try MUFE’s brushes I heard they are amazing. But they’re expensive though. This kit seems like a good deal to me.

Ugh, can’t make up my mind! What about you? Picking up anything beauty related this holiday season?

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Tina Lee

Tina Lee-Almazar is a writer with an insatiable appetite for all things bright, shiny, and beautiful. She's a beauty junkie, a shopping connoisseur, a book collector, a purse addict, and a budding mom-tepreneur. Tina has a long-standing (and well-documented!) but one-sided love affair with cats. Special talents include: the ability to eat again an hour after eating, shopping at 3 different malls in 1 day, and taking a 3-hour power nap every day including weekends.

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