Change of plans for today. I was going to review the Sephora exclusive Tarte Sweet Dreams Holiday 2014 Pin Up Girl Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Palette for you. I figured that, since the Sephora VIB sale started yesterday, you might want some gift ideas that you could pick up from Sephora. Unfortunately, the Blush Palette is already sold out online (though you may be able to still pick it up in store if you hurry). So instead, I am going to show you some Holiday sets from NYX that you can find at Ulta and ulta.com. There is a lot here for the lips, but there are a couple eye sets as well. I am pretty sure that at least some of these sets will also be popping up in your local Target and CVS stores, so keep an eye out for them.
NYX First Crush-Soft Matte Lip Cream Set $17.99: Get ready to crush on NYX Cosmetics First Crush-Soft Matte Lip Cream! From classic pink to rich plum, you will end up falling head over heels for this set of silky smooth shades. Shades include Istanbul, Prague, and Copenhagen.
NYX Give a Little Love Lip Cream Set $17.99: “NYX Cosmetics Give A Little Love Set is a three piece collection of soft matte lip creams. This is a great holiday gift for yourself or someone else.” Shades include Antwerp, Addis Ababa, and Tokyo.
NYX Chunky Dunk Hydrating Lippie Set $14.99: “Hydrate your lips with a splash of color with NYX Cosmetics Chunky Dunk Hydrating Lippie! These low-calorie cocktail shades will leave you thirsty for more. And, lucky for you, this set has four tinted lippies to sip from!” Shades include Pink Bikini, Cherry Smash, Hibiscus Tea Punch, and Caramel Martini.
NYX Butter Lipstick True Love Set $11.99: “Create a perfectly dreamy pout with NYX Cosmetics Butter Lipstick True Love Set. Wear any of these three shades for a kissable pop of color that leaves an enchanting swatch of color on your lovers lips.” Shades include Snow Cap, Candy Buttons, and Taffy.
NYX C’est La Vie Set $19.99: “Achieve effortless elegance using our Love in Paris C’est La Vie palette, featuring shimmery browns, beiges and deep greens. Intensify these luxurious shades by prepping with the Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk and complete the look with our lash curling and lengthening Boudoir Mascara.”
NYX Hot Singles 5pc Runway Chic Set $14.99: “Own that runway with NYX Cosmetics Hot Singles 5pc Runway Chic Set. It is a sleek collection of five eye shadow shades packed with pigment. Get creative for the catwalk and layer colors for full effect.” Shades include Ultraviolet, Fancy That, Whipped Cream, Own the Night, and Immaculate.
NYX Butter Lipgloss Sugar Rush Set $9.99: “Enjoy the sweetest treats from NYX Cosmetics Butter Lipgloss Sugar Rush Set. Swipe on any one of these super creamy shades alone or over lipstick for sheer to medium coverage.” Shades include Sugar Cookie, Cupcake, and Cherry Pie.
NYX Butter Lipgloss Pure Decadence Set $9.99: “Bask in decadence with three lustrous dessert shades from NYX Cosmetics Butter Lipgloss Pure Decadence Set! Whatever you’re in the mood for, these sweets serve up sheer to medium coverage.” Shades include Red Velvet, Tiramisu, and Devil’s Food Cake.
I think that is everything for now. Like I said, it is a lot for the lips. I would have loved to see some items for the face, or a trio of the new(ish) All Over Balms, but these are still nice sets to have. They would make great stocking stuffers, or part of a larger beauty gift. What do you think of NYX’s Holiday 2014 collection? Be sure to go to Ulta, or ulta.com for more information, and if you do order online, definitely use Ebates for cash back. It is free to sign up, and you basically get paid to shop as you normally would. I have been using Ebates for about a year and a half now, and it is totally legit. For more information about Ebates, read this post, and you can find my referral link on the right hand side of this page under the “Check this Out” heading.
I am thinking of possibly purchasing the NYX Butter Lipgloss Pure Decadence Set for myself, because I love way the shades look. I am supposed to be trying to abstain from buying anything because our move is three weeks away. (!!!!) But I have to admit that this is the hardest time of year to keep from buying. We’ve been seeing new Holiday sets released since early September, and there are more popping up every week. It’s probably a good thing that I am not a Sephora VIB, or the 20% off sale would be impossible to resist. Of course, Sephora often extends the sale to we lowly little Beauty Insiders eventually, so who knows. Have you seen any Holiday sets that have piqued your interest? Let me know in the comments below.