This is the best time of year for beauty and fashion lovers. With the holidays approaching, companies are vying for our attention, with beautiful holiday offerings and gift collections. Here's what grabbed our attention this week.
Gaia, The Non-Blonde, gave us a sneak peak of her newly acquired Collection Essentielle de Chanel from Chanel's Holiday 2010 Collection. If you want this limited-edition beauty, you should hurry over to your favorite Chanel counter. It left Buffy purring. See if it makes you purr too.
While we are admiring kitties, pussyfoot over to Gouldylox Reviews to see Kelly's new Bare Escentuals All Wrapped Up six-piece collection of festive eye shadows for the holidays. We're wondering how Beans liked being a swatch model. Did Atticus want in on the action?
Find out why Bobbi Brown's Holiday Glamour Set caught Kari's eye at Fab over Forty. This everything-in-one-case collection provides a full look to spruce up your holidays. It caught my eye too. I will be looking for this set at Nordstrom today. I'm going to the Beauty Trends Show at Tysons, always a wild event.
Sabrina at The Beauty Look Book is loving shimmering pales for the holidays - another great feature comparing similar shades from various lines. See why Giorgio Armani Beauty's Gold Rush Palette fits right in with the glimmering golds and peaches we all love. I bought Gold Rush. I think the price, at only $55 for a luxury limited-edition beauty, is very reasonable, so make sure to check it out.
I got my hands on the long-awaited Giorgio Armani Beauty Eyes to Kill Eyeshadows for Holiday 2010. You can see swatches of all three shades of Armani's novel new shadow formula here at Best Things in Beauty if you missed them last Sunday. I also swatched the Gold Rush Palette - and the long-lasting Lip Skins. This is a collection that was worth the wait.
Debbi is now the perfect diva for the holidays. You can find out why Lash Dip is the future of eyelash enhancement at DivaDebbi. Would you take the plunge? It's a pricey treatment, but you have to go see what a difference it made!
Who doesn't party a little too hard at holiday time? Does anyone actually get enough sleep? Jane found the perfect year-round solution, one you'll want to have on hand when you dread the way your skin will look in the morning. Pop over to Daly Beauty to discover her Kiehl's miracle.
It's no secret that women love jewelry, and the holidays are the perfect time to wear it and sparkle. Kristin showed us some earring choices for pulling together a holiday look at BeautyXposé. Earrings are the crowning touch to your look! Don't forget them when you're buying yourself a little treat. Wear a stunning pair of earrings, and those little wrinkles or that unexpected blemish will disappear!
When Sue Devitt travels, the result is usually a gorgeous new makeup collection. Take a look with Carla at the new Golden Triangle Collection (makeup and fragrance) at Product Girl. Devitt really knows how to tempt us! I was doing a great job of ignoring this collection until Carla showed it in full. What do you think I should purchase?
Intrigued? November is a great time to check out the beauty department at your favorite department store. Don't have time? The online sites are only a click away, and there are lots of free shipping offers to tempt you. Have fun!
Don't forget: today is the last day to enter to win the fabulous NARS Sweet Disposition Mini Multiples Giveaway Contest here at Best Things in Beauty. The deadline for entries is at midnight. There will be one very lucky winner.