Laura Mercier Smoky Suede Palette

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Well, I did it. I bought the first product from a holiday 2014 collection. Isn’t she a beaute? It’s the Laura Mercier Smoky Suede Palette ($55), a cream to powder eye shadow palette with ivory, taupe and graphite shades. And the brush! I was throwing my money at the register as soon as I saw it; a flat shader on one side and the pointiest lil’ liner brush on the other. LOVE.

Ok, let’s get Leaguing.

Question of the Week: Do your beauty spending habits change during the holidays? Do you tend to purchase more (or less) beauty-related items for yourself at this time of year?

Answer: Um, see above. I spend way more at this time of the year, what with my limited edition disorder (must have all the LE things!)

Here’s what happened this week with these lovelies…

Love for Lacquer – Jess has the Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot to share with you PLUS how they compare to the individual boxed blushes!

My Beauty Bunny – Love multi-tasking products? Want baby-soft feet? Check out My Solemate – a moisturizing soap and light pumice-based stone all in one easy to use package! It’s my new favorite shower gadget!

My Newest Addiction – Do you like to incorporate some holiday cheer into your makeup this time of year? Laura shares with us her three favorite Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks for the holidays!

Nouveau Cheap – Having a hard time keeping track of all the beauty deals for Black Friday/Cyber Monday? G’s got your back.

Prime Beauty – got together with several other bloggers to test the iconic Clinique Black Honey Lipstick to see if it really is flattering on all skin tones. See for yourself and enter to win a Clinique Black Honey Collection of your own!

Phyrra – Overwhelmed with where to start for Beauty Oils? Check out Phyrra’s Beauty Oils You Need to Try Now with recommendations by skin type.

we heart this – We don’t know if we’re more in love with the glosses or the box when it comes to the MAC Holiday Objects of Affection Nude & Red lipglass collection.

Beauty Junkies Unite – As you’re planning your Black Friday shopping strategy, RUN and do not walk to ULTA to pick up one (or both) of these gorgeous eyeshadow palettes from LORAC! They’re limited edition, ULTA exclusives for Black Friday ONLY, and will be just $12 each. Are you a Vintage Vixen, or a Sultry Starlet?

EauMG – It’s time for this month’s “In the House” feature on EauMG! This is a brand overview of the Spanish niche perfume line, Ramon Monegal Perfumes. Victoria’s also included her “must try” picks!

Glitter.Gloss.Garbage – Check out these fruit inspired shades from Zoya’s Fall Ultra Pixie Dust line!

Gouldylox Reviews – Looking for holiday inspiration that is easy to wear? I’ve got a FOTD that is perfect, plus $100 Visa Gift Card to kick off your holiday shopping season.

(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)

How about you, we heartsters: do you tend to purchase more (or less) beauty-related items for yourself at this time of year?


  • Stef Andrews

    Stef is a plethora of things. Amongst them: co-founder of we heart this, photographer, condiment connoisseur, Philly girl in the California desert, borderline hoarder and a hardcore beauty junkie. She also has a touch of wanderlust and, arguably, the cutest dog in the whole world... skin tone: NC 25/30 skin type: oily with a fear of rosacea favorite beauty product: high end skincare and lip products


  1. I spend as little as possible but it’s soooo hard.. Everything is calling my name and saying to me that I need it! I know it’s not true but I sometimes break under pressure.. so, I guess I’m quite the weakling, succumbing to getting cool stuff!

  2. I spend WAAAAAAAAAAAY more…I’m a sucker for gift sets and limited editions and it’s just my way–I always spend more on makeup and beauty in the fall and winter. It balances out through the year, though. Kinda.

  3. I am such a sucker for limited edition stuff, and during the holidays, ALL OF THE BRANDS come out with limited edition goodies. And to entice me even more, they are usually such a great value! I try really really hard to limit my spending but I usually buy myself at least one Christmas present…

  4. I’ve always been pulled in by the holiday sets. It just doesn’t seem right without one (or maybe 2) under the tree. The Laura Mercier graphite shades look really pretty and wearable!

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