What to Watch for Thanksgiving Week on Beauty and Fashion Tech and Girl Gloss

The holidays are officially upon us!  This week will see normal posting Monday (today) an Tuesday. On Wednesday I will be posting some Black Friday shopping tips, while on Friday, I will put up some ideas for you Black Monday online shopping.

This is also the time when various holiday shopping post will start appearing more regularly. I’ll try to update the holiday shopping index as quickly as I can, but keep in mind that it usually is a few posts behind.

Also see the index for last year’s posts. There are many that are still helpful and relevant for your shopping this year!


M.A.C. Cosmetics Holiday 2008 Collection Lip Gifts

M.A.C. Cosmetics has a great looking holiday collection this year, all with a red theme. Here is some information sent by their PR rep:

M.A.C. heats up the holidays with red hot colours, cases and compacts this season.  Give jeweled compacts, stylish brush sets, beautiful lip and eye palettes, or gifts that give back.


Passion, heat and danger come together to create this simply sparkling holiday collection.  Lips are coloured in lusty shades with shimmering Dazzleglass to add resplendent moisture.  Two shades of Mineralize Eye Shadows are zipped together by a strip of silver or gold, while shimmery blushes and silky nail lacquers accentuate a radiant holiday look. (pictured below)

MAC Cosmetics Red She Said Collection Holiday 2008

Decadent and fiery colours for eyes and lips are housed in brilliant jeweled casings.  Beautifully embossed, jeweled compacts create the ultimate gift of glamour.  Choose from four Eye Shadow palettes, with shades ranging from warm, cool, classic and smokey.  Polish off the look with three luxurious Lip Palettes, complete with two lipsticks, one lipglass and a mini lip brush (pictured below). Each compact is a treasured gift.

MAC Cosmetics Holiday 2008 Passions of Red Lip Palettes

Vivid colour with a passion for giving equals the perfect gift.  Warm or cool, each lip palette contains two shades of Viva Glam Lipstick and one Viva Glam Lipglass for a chic lip look.  Every cent of the selling price is donated to the M?A?C AIDS Fund to support men, women and children living with HIV and AIDS. Give glam, give hope.


Holiday gifting is in the bag.  Lip colours and brush sets in red satin stocking stuffers with patent trim.  Adorn lips with Adoring Carmine Lip Bags, filled with 2 full size Lipsticks and 1 Lipglass in holiday shades.  Adoring Carmine Brush Bags feature elegant red-handled M?A?C brushes in a perfectly-sized holiday makeup bag that can be used year-round.


Glamourous goodies, perfectly presented.  Dazzle and delight with mini-sets of Lipglass & Lustreglass, Pigments & Glitter, Softsparkle & Eye Pencils in our most cherished shades.   Each set is encased in an elegant cylinder, wrapped in shiny, red patent paper (pictured below).

MAC Cosmetics Little Darlings Collection Holiday 2008

Holiday cards that help bring joy.  Greeting cards, gift tags and pillow packs designed by children living with, or affected by HIV/AIDS.  Attractive and heartwarming, an easy way to give back to kids during the holidays.  Proceeds go to the M?A?C AIDS Fund to help support pediatric AIDS organizations around the world.

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Holiday Gifts Part III: Luxury Lips

What do you get for the lip gloss loving label snob in your life? Something designer and expensive of course!

Chanel Lip Palette Lipstick
Chanel is always an appropriate gift. The Chanel Collection Velours De Chanel (above) is a beautiful palette of classic shades. For an extra touch that will be sure to impress, pair it with a Chanel Aqua Crayon Lip Colour Stick in Rouge.
Dior Logo Lip Palette
For an amazingly good value at $30, the Dior Logo Lip Palette (above) is a wonderful gift (I don’t own this, hint , hint).
I Love Dior Lip Palette
For a step up in the Dior line, the I Love Dior Lip Palette (above) is sure to please with its attractive black case. Move up to the $90 range and you can get the Dior Jeweled Lip GLoss Necklace .
Fresh a Kiss is just a Kiss Lip Palette Lipstick
In other appreciated brands, consider the Laura Mercier Mini Lip Colour Set, the NARS J. Mendel Fall 2007 Collection Lip Palette, or the Fresh A Kiss Is Just A Kiss Palette (above).

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