Top Holiday-Exclusive Beauty Gifts From Sephora

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

--By Kim Moshtaghi

I can’t believe the holidays have arrived. For those of you who celebrate Christmas or Chanukah (which starts this week) and haven’t started shopping, it’s time to start NOW and finish before the madness really begins.

You can shop easily online so why bother stressing? I have found some fabulous gifts that are well priced and hard to find in the off-holiday seasons. Since a lot companies use the holidays to promote their products, it’s a great way to try something new or get an insanely good deal on a product you already love.

It is no secret that my eyelashes don’t leave the house without a couple coats of Dior Mascara, so naturally I had to purchase some for myself and as gifts for others. This is a miraculous line and I want other people to love it as much as I love it.

This travel kit comes with dramatic eye must-haves: Diorshow Maximizer, Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara in black, Diorshow Mascara in black, and Diorshow Brow Styler in universal brown. The carrying case makes it easy to throw these items in a bag and the case makes it a nice, tidy presentation for a gift.

Dior Diorshow Backstage Hero Kit

→ Buy the Dior Diorshow Backstage Hero Kit, $59.00, at

I love Buxom lip glosses. They make any lips look full and fabulous. Sometimes they even smell nice and yummy. I highly recommend this for a gift. I have showcased two versions. One is more of a stocking stuffer and the other is larger with 15 mini lip polishes. With a variety of colors this isn’t just handy, it’s something every gal runs out of quickly and loves to have on hand.

Buxom Shimmer and Shake Collection of 15 Mini Full-On Lip Polishes and Creams

→ Buy the Buxom Shimmer and Shake Collection of 15 Mini Full-On Lip Polishes and Creams, $59.00 ($135.00 value), at

I bought a few of the smaller sets as stocking stuffers and add on gifts. It’s got the 6 tingling, plumping colors that range from light to medium. I like the range of shades in the set but best of all it’s a great deal!

Buxom Dolly's Opening Act Set

→ Buy the Buxom Dolly's Opening Act Set, $29.00 ($54.00 value), at

Finally, I found an absolute steal. Although I purchased this Sephora Sunset eye shadow and blush palette at full price, I just discovered that Sephora is offering this product for only $10! I immediately purchased two more for gifting. The presentation is nice and its array of colors makes it a good gift option for most.

Sephora Collection Desert Sunset Eyeshadow and Blush Palette

→ Buy the Sephora Collection Desert Sunset Eyeshadow and Blush Palette, $10.00 (was $16.00), at

Kim Moshtaghi
is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she's a Realtor with Real Living Real Estate, specializing in coastal homes and luxury acquisitions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.