Holiday beauty bounty

As I mentioned elsewhere, I’m a spoiled girl. My husband‘s entire family is tuned into my taste, and I took home a fascinating haul of fun products this year.┬áIn addition to receiving to bra clips and bejeweled makeup brushes, I got a gadget from my MIL that I’d never even HEARD of before — the InStyler! You sort of have to watch the videos to get how it works or even what it is.

But it’s awesome! Since I got a new haircut right before my trip, with much shorter layers that can occasionally be hard to tame, I’m looking forward to putting this sucker to good use. (However, apparently it can short out easily if you wrap the cord around it or just bonk it around too much, so you must treat it gently.)

My other neat beauty treat from an aunt and uncle was Sephora’s latest Lash Stash. This sucker had loads of formulations I’ve wanted to try out, including Hourglass Film Noir and Blinc Kiss Me. Another cool difference from prior Lash Stashes is that this kit contains both a coupon for a free full-size tube of your fave version, and a surprisingly great tarte eyelash curler.

Oooh, and not to forget, I also got a heat-protective glove so I stop burning myself while styling my hair. All in all, I feel quite lucky that I have some fun gifts to try out which will actually be good blog fodder too, heh heh. Look out for more in-depth reviews on all of these items soon!

Sephora Favorites are kind of my new favorite

When I was living in Barcelona, I my friend who worked at the department store how to say "eyeliner" in Spanish. The answer? "Eyeliner" in Spanish pronunciation, i.e. "eh-yeh-lee-nurr". Lovely!Ohmigosh, Sephora is doing WAY more Sephora Favorites boxed sets this year! (Even if you ignore all the Halloween ones.) Or maybe they’re just doing more all at once? Either way, I’m obsessed.

I only *kind of* want this basics one, but I TOTALLY want this hair one, this new Lash Stash one, this eyeliner one, and maybe a couple others. And if these puppies go on sale after Christmas, well, maybe I’ll strike then! I just wish there was a way to link Sephora gift registries with Amazon gift registries. Ooh, like a lot. Like, I’m gonna go Tweet Sephora that idea right now!