Luxury Lipstick Holiday 2013

Luxury Lipstick Holiday 2013

{Luxury Stocking Stuffers: The for the lipstick lover}

Holiday 2013 is swelling with sensational finds for beauty lovers. If you’re stuck thinking of a gift for a special lady in your life (be it a mentor, boss, girlfriend mother-in-law) you can never go wrong with a luxurious lipstick. Find out their signature lippie shade – stock them up.

Sephora single handedly blew me away with all their super-fabulous gifts and even more so…the value of them is bananas.

More info on the sets to come but for now, I give you the lipstick edit…

 Marc Jacobs Luxury Lipstick Gift Limited Edition

{ Marc Jacobs LoveMarc Lip Gel in Showstopper}

Marc Jacobs beauty wasn’t mind-blowing with it’s recent release but one stand out product has to be the Lip Gel. An incredibly hydrating and creamy formula, the traditionally black, magnet snap packaging makes a gal feel like a million bucks. This limited edition version  in Showstopper ($36) is what’s up for the Holidays.

Dior Diorific Luxury Lipstick Holiday 2013

{Dior – Diorific Lipstick in Minuit and Diva}

Sitting in a restaurant and my Diorific falls out “Is that a vibrator?” a colleague asks. Why no…no it’s not. Sexual toys aside trust me when this lipstick is what every mature wants packed in her purse. It was a guy that made the comment – of course he’d say that!

If you think a hard red may be too strong for your lucky lady, opt for the shade, Minuit ($40). It has a hint of pink to it.

Bite Beauty High Pigment Holiday 2013 gift tin

{Best Bite Set}

COME ON. $28?!?! Bite, you may as well have given this ridiculously beautiful tin away to us. For the price of one lipstick you can get a stocking stuffer that will legit blow any lipstick-lover away.

Bold and bare shades of mini (but my god are they sizeable) High Pigment Lip Pencils all housed in the cutest, matte tin. I should just buy extras while they’re still around.

Bite Beauty Swatches High Pigment Lip Pencil

{Bite set swatches}

From left to right: Quince, Rhubarb, Cranberry, Madeira

Tom Ford Lipstick Cherry Lush

{Tom Ford Lip Colour in Cherry Lush}

As featured here I am obsessed with my new Tom Ford Lippie. Want to get something for a woman that really deserves a treat? Stock her up with the Lip Color ($55) and she’ll never forget it.


Tom Ford Lipstick in Cherry Lush Review

Tom Ford Lipstick Cherry Lush

{Tom Ford Lipstick – Cherry Lush}

If you’re not new to this page then you’ll know that I have an inexplainable addiction to red lipstick. “How can I top this?” I asked myself. How can I satisfy this never ceasing urge to coat my lips in the silkiest of fiery red formulas? Two words. Tom Ford.

Tom Ford Lipstick Cherry Lush Swatch

{February birthday gift in November}

I actually meant to purchase this as a birthday gift to myself back in February. I figure it counts more now than ever because I can’t remember what my personal gift was back then – IT’S TOTALLY JUSTIFIABLE, RIGHT? As if.

Tom Ford Cherry Lush

{The Review}

Down and dirty – this lipstick is everything I thought it would be and more. It’s bright, it’s silky, it’s long wearing (actually… wasn’t expecting that one).

The only downfall (aside from the hefty price tag of $55)? You simply must wear a lip liner before applying.

Bleed central with this bad boy. I don’t believe these come with a matching lip liner so I’d recommend Givenchy’s Lip Rouge Liner – it’s the perfect match of a cherry red. Just marry me already!

Tom Ford lippies are available at Holt Renfrew – now alongside the full cosmetics collection.


{Scented soufflé with a solid perfume}

There are some things that you’ve always wanted to purchase yourself but just couldn’t justify it when you had the real world calling. Jo Malone and Diptyque are what I consider expensive products but my goodness are they decadent. Forever on my wish list I was spoilt this Christmas just gone. A beautiful coworker overwhelmed me with her triple, a-star secret Santa gift by treating me to a Diptyque closet fragrance. The Bais scent has alway been one of my favourite and ill shameless admit to open my closet just to smell it from time to time. Needless to say its convinced me that a candle in the same sent is more than justified. The fragrance translates to ‘Berries’ but its not the sweet and fruity scent that you may imagine. It emulates a fresh, clean smell of roses and blackcurrent and is shown to be a smell that is pleasing to both men and women. My boyfriend loves it just as much as I do.


{Jo Malone and Diptyque}

My beautiful sister went through airport hell and high-water to get this luxurious body cream to me when she visited for the Holidays. It’s such a delicious and soft product that I can barely bring myself to use it. The rich body creme feels like whipped silk on the skin and is so sweetly fragranced you’ll too, be sniffing your arm every few minutes. You just can’t help it. British brand, Jo Malone was established in 1994 and specialises in bespoke fragrances. Their latest addition to the fragrance collection is the Earl Grey and Cucumber. You have to smell it once and you’ll be hooked.
My scent of choice is the Nectarine Blossom and Honey. A gentle mix of peach, nectarine and acacia honey scents the skin for hours but I still can’t get enough. Sooner or later I’ll purchase the fragrance too.

Diptyque solid fragrance – $56, Holt Renfrew
Jo Malone Nectarine and Honey Body Creme – $90, Holt Renfrew