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Monday, December 24, 2012

The Lipstick League – week of 12.17.12

Lipstick League Question of the Week 

Do you have beauty products that you reserve “for holidays only”? If so, what are they?  

G's answer: I actually have a fragrance that I covet and only bring out twice a year on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Believe it or not, it's the Limited Edition Victoria's Secret body mist in Gilded Ginger Creme. It was released in 2009 as part of an LE collection for the holidays, and I bought it at the VS outlet back in 2010. If I had known then that VS would not release this fragrance ever again (I check every holiday season), I would have bought twenty bottles that day. It's one of the most beautiful, delicious holiday scents I've ever come across and I just don't understand why VS stopped releasing holiday body collections like this every year! I think VS released fragrances for the holidays that were even better than B&BW holiday scents because they always seemed more complex and original.

Links of the Week

Prime Beauty - Prime Beauty wants you to look your gorgeous best at those festive holiday parties so she's sharing her 4 Easy Steps for long, full, flirty lashes!  

Phyrra - shares the makeup artist's best kept secret, Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentrè Moisturizer. Find out why it's a cult favorite!  

Vampy Varnish - The prettiest packaging this holiday season goes to...MAC Making Pretty  

we heart this - finds out that the fabulous Anastasia Want you to Want me palette won't leave you looking like a cheap trick!  

Beauty Junkies Unite - I know you're busy prepping for Christmas, but I hope you'll stop by and take a sec to enter our fantastic bareMinerals 4th Day of Christmas Giveaway! Four winners will receive a 'Simply Irresistible' Collection! (ends 12/27) 

Clumps of Mascara - is in love with these super glossy lipglosses from Tarte. And beauty lovers could never have too many glosses, right?  

EauMG - Victoria reviews a vintage inspired perfume that reminds of her of 3 generations of women and love.  

Lipglossiping - offers you the chance to win a set of limited edition crystallised Face Lace eye laces. Step into 2013 with some serious sparkle!  

Gouldylox Reviews - I'm testing foundations! Check out this before and after (and inbetween) from Cover FX!

Nouveau Cheap - Does the newest foundation and powder line from Revlon, Nearly Naked, really leave you with nearly naked skin? Check out these before and after pics.  

Pink Sith - Thinks that her December ipsy bag is just fab! See what she received and if she will keep her subscription!  

Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by Prime Beauty - You’ve got to check out The Beauty Girl. This girl has worked inside the beauty industry, a la The Devil Wears Prada! She delivers the scoop with a hip entertaining voice. From hot products, tips and trends to great giveaways and celeb beauty secrets, The Beauty Girl brings it because "Beauty Shouldn't Be A Bitch."

Do YOU have any beauty products that you reserve "for holidays only"?


  1. Yes, Bath & Body Works Twisted Peppermint lotion. The rest of the year it just seems.... wrong. ;-)

  2. Oh yes, I have glittery makeup reserved for holiday only, like my Hard Candy Lash Tinsel glitter mascara, NYX glitter eyeliners, my Wet N Wild Brilliance glitter lip gloss. and a NYX glitter cream palette that I thought was eyeshadow when I bought it, only it says on it, "Not intended to be used around the eye area". That and the Bath & Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar line. I love it but when I wear it people start saying they smell cookies and it took me several wearings to figure out it was ME that smelled like cookies so I just use it for the holidays now and wear a citrusy scent the rest of the year. Oh that and red nail polish. For some reason I save the red for Christmas only.

    1. Glitter-bombing for me too!!! Thanks for listing off what you like to use--I haven't tried any of those. This year, it's Milani Haute Flash Lip Glosses, Milani Gloss Pencils, and Urban Decay Glitter Liner and Sephora Glitter Mascara/Liner. I reach for glitter polishes more often this time of the year too. Also, red lipcolor but that's more for special occasions rather than holiday-only.


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