Friday, January 3, 2014

Deal Alert -- bareMinerals Degrees of Dazzling & Too Faced All I Want For Christmas

I got a couple of really fun items as Christmas gifts, and when I was checking to see if they were still available, I saw that they're both marked down now that the holidays have passed.

Instead of spending a while testing them out for a review, I thought I would do a quick overview while you can still get both in case anyone is interested in picking them up at a discount.

You know, a little post-holiday gift for yourself.

Considering how crazy the holidays always are, I think we all deserve to treat ourselves.

If you're a fan of bareMinerals' loose shadows, their Degrees of Dazzling Collection will probably be right up your alley.

bareMinerals Degrees of Dazzling Collection
The set contains 20 eye colors in a variety of finishes, so you can create a ton of different looks.

Degrees of Dazzling contains five velvet shadows in Velvet Mauve, Velvet Emerald, Velvet Lavender, Velvet Nude, and Velvet Charcoal; five high shine shadows in Pewter, Stay Golden, Deep Sea, Iridescent Iris, and Rose Gold; five glimmer shadows in Silver Dollar, Ginger Snap, Violet Spell, Golden Pear, and Strawberry Mousse; and five liner shadows in Black Leather, Starry Night, Toasted Espresso, Lagoon, and Yoga.

The collection originally retailed for $79, which is a serious steal, but you can now get it for just $49 at Bare Escentuals and Macy's.

Personally, I kind of think it's worth for Rose Gold and Iridescent Iris alone -- such gorgeous colors!

bareMinerals Rose Gold (l.) & Iridescent Iris (r.)

bareMinerals Rose Gold (l.) & Iridescent Iris (r.)

bareMinerals Rose Gold (l.) & Iridescent Iris (r.) *with flash*
For complete swatches, check out Temptalia's review.

If you prefer a kit that has all the color products necessary for a full face of makeup, you may want to check out Too Faced's All I Want For Christmas Collection.

The kit contains:
  • an eye shadow and blush compact with exclusive colors -- a matte vanilla shadow, a shimmery bronze shadow, and a shimmery peachy-coral blush
  • a full size La Creme Color Lipstick in the exclusive shade Believe, a reddish coral
  • a full size Shadow Insurance Eye Shadow Primer
  • a mini Lash Injection Extreme Volume Tubing Mascara
  • a mini Perfect Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner in Perfect Black 
Too Faced All I Want for Christmas Kit

You also get a cute, little turquoise and gold makeup bag.

The kit originally retailed for $45, but you can now score it for $36 at Too Faced and $33.75 at Skin Store.

I'm really enjoying the shades in this kit -- you can get a really pretty, no-brainer kind of look with them.

Too Faced All I Want for Christmas eyeshadow and blush compact and Believe La Creme Lipstick

Too Faced All I Want for Christmas swatches (l. to r.): vanilla shadow, bronze shadow, peachy blush, and Believe Lipstick

Have you tried the bareMinerals Degrees of Dazzling or Too Faced All I Want For Christmas sets?  Did you get any holiday gifts that you'd recommend?


  1. Oh wow i really love bareminerals' rose gold eyeshadow! So pretty. Thanks for sharing! x

    1. It is so pretty! The other day, I was in a real rush and just put that on my lids with a little black liner and mascara and it was probably my favorite eye look that I've done in a long while. :)

  2. I love those toofaced kits! I had one of these 2 years ago and the colours are still perfectly buttery and awesome.

    And that bare minerals "tower" that you got! WOW! I wouldn´t even know where to start. The amount of colours would overwhelm me.
    I browsed through Temptalia´s swatches and my two favourites would have to be "Starry Night " and of course "Iridescant Iris". Iris is sooooo beautiful. I´m sure you´ll have lots of fun with it. ^^

    1. I'm so happy with the Too Faced kit! And buttery is a really good description -- so easy to work with.

      The bareMinerals set is definitely a little overwhelming. LOL It's one of those things that I'd probably never buy for myself so it's the ideal gift. I love Iridescent Iris -- it's making me think of spring when we're in the middle of a brutal cold spell here in NY. :P

    2. That´s what I thought about the bareMinerals set too! This is a perfect gift because you would always think "nah, I don´t need all those pigments".
      And it´s probably going to last forever! I´ve experimented with pigment samples and they aren´t even close to being used up.

      I hope you are allright over there? The news are full with the snowy pictures of northern US even here. :O


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