Le Metier de Beaute Holiday 2011 StocKen Stuffers from Ken Downing

The upcoming holiday nail lacquer collections from Le Metier de Beaute finally have me feeling a little festive. I’ve been resisting being charmed by any of the 2011 Holiday offerings so far but these sets are just too cute to resist!

I love the attention to detail with these sets and they would make the perfect gift for any beauty lover on your list. Or if you’re anything like me you will be making sure to pick them up for yourself!!!

All That Glitters 
Merry Metallics

From Le Metier de Beaute:

MOVE OVER SANTA… STYLE IS COMING TO TOWN!
‘Tis the season for decadent holiday feasts and fêtes – ones we look forward to with both anticipation and trepidation. Just thinking what to wear and what to gift is enough to loose some beauty sleep…
Leave it to Neiman Marcus’ Fashion Director Ken Downing to put the glam and glimmer back in the holiday season. With his latest collaboration with Le Métier de Beauté, two irresistible sets of four mini nail lacquers will bring the glitz and glamour right to your fingertips.

“Perfect to give, even more fun to get. Move over Santa; style is coming to town!”
says Mr. Downing.
Mr. Downing curated the essential eight shades for the season and paired them with glimmering gold and silver ornamental leaves. The one of a kind gilded Aspen leaves, carefully hand selected and inspected for their flawless beauty, shape, and size – no two are the same, have been coated in 24K Gold or Fine Silver using an electroplating process that retains the shape and vein patterns of each unique leaf.

Priced right at $32.00 a set, it’s the perfect gift for the hostess with the mostess, the girl who has everything and even your third cousin twice removed that always shows up for the seasonal get together.

Mr. Downing says he aimed to spread holiday cheer with this collaboration and that each set was specifically designed to glam up the holiday madness.“Shimmer and shine are a passion of mine!” says Downing. “I’ve taken my love for all that glitters and injected brilliant color to create a playful collection of holiday nail lacquers.”

ALL THAT GLITTERS
  • Spruce it Up – a shimming evergreen
  • Hot to Trot – a juicy red cherry with silver undertones
  • Midnight Heron – a deep sapphire flecked with subtle shimmer
  • All That Glitters – a sheer gold with metallic shine

MERRY METALLICS
  • Plum Puddin’ – a rich plum spun with sheer silver
  • Red/E and Waiting – a sheer red with metallic gold undertones
  • Tarnished Silver – a moonlit platinum
  • Lamé Entertain You – a shimmering copper with silver undertones.

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The one of a kind leaf ornaments included with each glamorous nail lacquer collection sparkle with impeccable detail. They’re made with a real Aspen leaf that has been dried and coated in 24K Gold or Fine Silver using an electroplating process that retains the shape and vein patterns of each unique leaf. Each lacquer glides on smoothly with a 220 bristle flat blush specifically designed for easy application. And you can wear these guilt free knowing that the formula is “3 free” without formaldehyde, toluene, or dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and Prop 65 compliant. 

Ken Downing’s StocKen Stuffers are expected in store November 2011 and are exclusive to Neiman Marcus stores and NeimanMarcus.com.

Haughty Cosmetics Holiday Gloss Set – Give, Receive, Celebrate – Swatches and Review

The first day the new Haughty Cosmetics Holiday Gloss Set became available for purchase I ordered right away and was delighted to be the first customer to try out the new international checkout. The holiday set includes three all new gloss shades for the holidays; Give, Receive and Celebrate. The three new shades will be available as a set including a beautiful makeup bag for only $45. What a great gift idea! The new glosses are also available for purchase individually at the regular price of $21 each.
For more information on Haughty Cosmetics please check out my first post reviewing the line here. Please note that will take you away from this page so you’ll have to hit back to return. 50% of net profits from the sale of Haughty products is donated to domestic violence prevention education.

The shades are all more wearable than I expected. They can be worn with a lighter application for an everyday look or build up for more intensity. As mentioned in my previous review they are non sticky, well pigmented, long lasting and apply evenly leaving a nice stain on the lips. One of my favourite gloss formulas of all time! The main ingredient is Jojoba Oil so they are very nourishing.
Celebrate: iridescent fuschia

Give: cranberry red (I find this to be more a warm red on me).

Receive: gold

Haughty Cosmetics is available at www.HaughtyCosmetics.com and select retail locations. Please see the website for details. 

Haughty Cosmetics Holiday 2011 Collection and Announcement

Great news! The international shipping feature is now live on the Haughty Cosmetics website. You may recall my rave review of their lip glosses from this post. This is just in time for the release of the new holiday colours; Give, Receive and Celebrate. The three new shades will be available as a set including a beautiful makeup bag for only $45. What a great gift idea! The new glosses will also be available for purchase individually at the regular price of $21 each.

The new collection should be available on the Haughty Cosmetics website later today. I highly recommend you try these glosses. The formula and colours are incredible and 50% of net profits are donated to domestic violence prevention education.