Festive mood - Last minute gifts


I should probably start Christmas shopping but I keep buying things for myself.

Ohh hello there, I missed you so much! I do apologise for the long silence, I was fully into Christmas vibe and have done all the holiday preparations in the last two weeks. But here I am with a crunchy new beauty related post

Actually this is a 2 in 1 post: a USA shopping adventure + a last minute beauty gift guide. It’s because I originally wanted to show my Sephora purchases but I really feel the Christmas vibe and I’d like to keep the festive mood on the Mood menu.  There are just a few days to go!


As you may know from my latest Travelling mood post I was lucky enough to spend a fantastic week in New York City in November. Sure enough, I jumped into Sephora for a little shopping… It’s a cosmetics/beauty heaven and a slot machine at the same time. I’m not gonna lie it was very had to keep my money in my pocket... I think these products are also perfect Christmas gifts for sisters, mothers, girlfriends, grandmas and for you. 


Sephora brush set

Includes: Shadow Brush, Smudge Brush, Angled Brush, Angled Liner Brush, Cream Shadow Brush, Gold Case

Nice compact travel set. Love the design and also the gold details. Pretty! Not the highest quality but it's worth the price.

Urban decay - NAKED2 palette

I wanted to test this palette because of the hype and I didn’t regret it. It has great basic shades, amazing shimmers and glitters. Worth to try.

Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original

I only bought the travel size to give it a try. Very nice product, I use it for my Naked2 palette. Eyeshadow lasts much longer. I’ll definitely get the full size next time.

NARS Blush/Bronzer Duo -  Orgasm/ Laguna

To tell the truth I haven’t tried it yet, because still use my IsaDora blush. But I’ll start the next year with this dream team!

Josie Maran - 100% Pure Argan Oil Light

I'm obsessed with this product. I've been using it on my combined skin for a month now. I use this at night after cleansing and before my moisturizer. My face feels flawless! Highly recommended.

I'm obsessed with the white-gold color-combo :)

I'm obsessed with the white-gold color-combo :)

This was the first year I managed my Christmas shopping mostly online. Weekdays are hectic; we’re working on sales promotions and new collection promos for 2017 at the agency, so this way seemed the fastest and the most effective. I also bought some gift set from Body shop. Admittedly, it’s a bit pricey but great quality at the same time.
Body shop always has amazing gift sets for Christmas; you can’t go wrong with them.  I ended up buying these products: 


Beside Body Shop, MAC is also a great place to find Christmas presents. Lipsticks, moisturizers, blushes… there are so many great products to choose from. I’m now testing the Strobe cream – so far so good - and I also use the Tendertalk lip balm (Candy Wrapped) which I’m absolutely obsessed with.  

How about you? Do you like shopping beauty products online? Are you in a festive-mood? Hope you’re as excited for Christmas as I am.

Wish you all happiness, enjoy the Holidays!