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Dear Santa, here’s my beauty wish list…

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Dear Santa,

First of all, thanks for last year’s gift delivery. All your gifts were very thoughtful and, as always, right on the money.

I’ve been good this year. And nice too. Well, most of the time. OK, maybe a little naughty on occasion. But you know, once one reaches adulthood, being naughty once in a while is not necessarily considered to be a bad thing. So I’d like for you to count it as a plus. Anyway, I prepared a new list for your consideration this year. Please pay special attention to my tips and how-tos, they are there for the purpose of making your shopping experience as easy and breezy as it is humanly possible.

Guerlan Ecrin 4 Couleurs


I’d love to get an alluring Guerlan Ecrin 4 color eyeshadow palette in beautiful purple hues of Les Perles, please. You are probably curious why exactly would I want another eyeshadow palette. Why indeed… Oh, because this one works so well with my green eyes, making them stand out with just a slight sweep of the brush. The shadows create a beautiful satin finish that looks fantastic in any light. Hope this makes sense to you as much as it does to me.

Tom Ford Lip Color


I’d also like for you to show up with Tom Ford Lip Color in Violet Fatale. Don’t get confused by the pictured color, it seems goth here, but trust me, in reality it’s a beautiful shade of bright grown-up pink. I would’ve made a swatch for you if I had the lipstick. Oh well, but that’s what Christmas is for, right?

Ridiculous price tag is supposedly due to exotic and rare ingredients that make the lipstick smooth and extra-creamy: soja seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter and chamomilla flower oil. The lipstick belongs to the list of those extra-special things that are only reasonable to get for Christmas, because: 1) it’s a splurge and I’m in no particular need of another lipstick, but it’s so pretty I can’t stand it; and 2) I already have a toaster.

Bobby Brown Nude Glow


Ooh, the glow and the fake-but-believable luminescence of the skin… You do want my skin to look like it’s lit-from-within during the holidays, don’t you? Then getting this Shimmer Brick compact seems perfectly logical to me. I’ll tell you what makes it so special: soft and satiny texture with pearlescent shades of flattering nudes can be used as a highlighter and an eyeshadow. It illuminates the skin, creating the illusion of radiance and lush, velvety complexion that is hard to achieve naturally during the exhausting party season.
This one is a must-have, Santa.

Chanel Coromandel


Now, once you spot Chanel Coromandel at the beauty counter, I want you to carefully follow these instructions:

  Resist spraying it on your wrist and sniffing it right away – that way the scent is hard to understand and easy to dislike.

  Spray once in the air in front of you, wait couple of seconds, close your eyes and take your time to inhale. Exhale and repeat. See? It works.

  Spritz once more in the air and walk through. Then wait for it to develop all the way to the dry down, because that’s when you get hypnotized by its magical powers. Close your eyes again and enjoy its spicy smokiness.

  Slowly open your eyes and take a look at the price tag. Totally worth it, no?

Would you like to know what just enveloped you, gently picked you up and sent you float on cloud nine? That would be a heavenly balsamic blend of bitter orange, neroli, jasmine, rose, patchouli, orris, incense, olibanum, benzoin, wood, musk, vanilla and white chocolate.

And that, my friend, is what they call  an ultimate perfume experience. You are welcome.



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