All that glitters is gold: Holiday picks from Sephora Collection

title One of the biggest shopping days is among us and that means it’s full-on holiday time!

I’m not sure if I’ll have time to make it down to the mall today to check out all the deals, but if you’re there, make sure you stop by Sephora.  I love checking out the beauty retailer today and Boxing Day for amazing prices on select items.  And, even if the set you want isn’t on sale, there are so many glittery things to go crazy over.

Now if you are stumped on what to get your bestie/gf/mom/anyone who loves beauty products, I have a round up of some of my favourite items (all of which are shiny!!) to choose from.


Sephora Collection Glitter Happy Brush Set

They released a similar set to this one last year, and although I do gift a lot of the items I get, I just had to keep this one for myself.  The brushes are amazing quality (I use them almost every day), and it comes with the most stunning glittery stand.

This particular set is quite pricey (C$106) but includes a blush brush, powder brush, crease brush, precision concealer brush, all-over shadow brush, and lip brush. Usually I find these sets to contain one or two brushes that I don’t find useful, but you’ll get a lot of use out of these.  Also, it’s just so stunning to display on any countertop.

Sephora Collection Double Time Double-Ended Brush Set

Looking for a show-stopping gift?  When I received these brushes originally I just thought it contained a bunch of metallic gold brushes in a roll case.  Then one day I was browsing through Sephora and they had these displayed in a glass case and it totally stopped me in my tracks.

This set, which retails for C$93, is a five-piece double-ended eye and face brush set with champagne gold aluminum handles encrusted with glass stones.  To sum it up, this is the most luxurious brush set I have ever seen. The glitter! The stones! Oh yeah, and I guess the brushes are pretty amazing too…

Encased in a travel-ready quilted gold-crackle pouch, you get a blush/bronzer brush, foundation brush, concealer brush, shadow brush, and double liner brush. Because these are double-handled, you’re actually getting 10 brushes in here. The 10 most amazing-looking brushes you’ll keep in your collection.


Sephora Collection Sparkle & Shine Dual Boar Brush

Planning a winter vacay?  This little travel brush is the perfect companion to keep those beauty waves in check.

Available for C$19, this 100 per cent natural boar bristle brush with nylon pins is great for all hair lengths and types.  It’s better than other travel brushes because the boar bristles evenly distribute the scalp’s natural oils to promote shiny, healthy hair.

Sephora Collection Breakups to Makeup Clutches

I’ve always been a fan of the Sephora Collection Breakups to Makeup clutches with their witty sayings and cute imagery (plus, not to mention you can fit a lot of stuff in there). When I saw the glittery holiday bags though I just about freaked out (can you tell I love glitter?!).

Available in two colours, gold and pink multi-colour, these retail for C$33 a piece. They feature the same witty sayings on the front (Glitter, Gold, & Everything Bold and Leave a Little Sparkle Wherever You Go), and are just so showstopping to carry around. You’ll be debating on whether to use it as a clutch or a really chic makeup bag.

Sephora Collection Cat Nap Sleep Mask

This cute eye mask would make a great stocking stuffer! At only C$18, this puuuurfect eye mask is not only fun to look at, but it’s great at blocking out sunlight for a good night’s sleep. The adjustable velcro strap at the back ensures that it fits any head shape.


Formula X Alchemy III Nail Polish

Formula X seems to have something for these Alchemy polishes. Last year’s limited edition shade was Alchemy II, a metallic copper gold, and I guess that was so popular that they had to come out with a third version.

This polish is perfect for the holiday season, as it’s a rose gold shade, which if you apply enough coats of it, you’ll get some dazzling nails.  For the best effect though, apply it over a darker shade to really make the colour pop.

I can’t find this guy online at Sephora, but check your local store if you’re interested.

Sephora Collection Sparkle & Shine The Universalist case

The ultimate makeup case, most people can probably fit their entire makeup collection in here (unless you’re a beauty blogger.. we may have hoarding issues…).

I actually took this C$61 case along with me this week to the P&G Beauty Awards because I wanted to do a full glam look, which included about 30 different products.  It held everything and then some. Plus, there’s tons of pockets to store extra stuff and the top zips open and it’s designed to store brushes.  This is a must for any beauty fanatic!

Speaking of the P&G Beauty Awards, I was so happy to finally make it out to Toronto to attend the awards.  The night was hosted by Jessi Cruickshank and although I didn’t win my category (Best Site – congrats Beautezine!), it was such an honour to be a finalist and among some of Canada’s best editorial beauty talent. It was also so amazing to catch up with some other amazing bloggers.


Let me know if any of these items are making it on your list for the holidays.  Also, what did you buy for Black Friday?!

Please note, I was sent these products from PR. All opinions are my own.

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