Christmas is almost here, and if you haven’t completed your shopping yet….what are you waiting for? This weekend at the stores will be CRAZY! Lucky for YOU, Afrobella’s friendly makeup vlogger and reviewer Sherry Blossom (that’s @MsSherryBlossom on Twitter) is here with a truly helpful gift guide. Get into Sherry Blossom’s holiday gift guide for the makeup lover in your life!


The holidays are right around the corner. With sales left and right and so many options to choose from anxiety can set in: “What gift will I give? Get?” Are you or someone you know obsessed with makeup and all thing beauty? Have no fear, I’ll help you take the guess work out of your purchase! You’ve been warned. These are the hottest products on the market and I promise these are gifts that won’t be re-gifted or returned!

1. Urban Decay Naked Palette #2

The sequel to the highly coveted Naked Palette is Naked 2. This palette contains 12 richly pigmented eye shadows with taupe, neutral and greige shades. Sporting 5 new colors, it boasts anyone will be able to achieve a neutral look to a smokey eye and everything in between. It comes with a travel size lip junkie lipgloss in Naked and a double ended shadow/crease brush only available in this palette. Seeing how the original Naked Palette delivered and this palette sold out…TWICE…I’d say you do not want to miss out on this palette again. If you happen to miss it again, don’t fret. The original palette is worth the hype too. Both of these palettes are the ultimate stocking stuffer!

2. Kissable Couture in “Fantasies”

Kissable Couture was founded by Celebrity Makeup Artist, AJ Crimson and Keisha Whitaker, wife of actor Forest Whitaker. This lipgloss is described as “More than an illusion, Love fantasies overflowing with opulent passion fruit. Intense moments of immense radiant love aglow. Spark a blaze of fiery love zest to spice up the phantom imagination.” Sounds tantalizing! For me, this is a gorgeous red lip gloss with a subtle reflect that upgrades any who adorn it. Absolutely gorgeous on any skin tones. With red lips being a trend that’s around to stay for the long haul I’d say it’s one you shouldn’t skip past. It already comes wrapped in a sleek black box with a satin ribbon. Your work is done! How awesome is that?

Danielle of is wearing Fashion Fair lipstick in “Plum Passion” and Kissable Couture “Fantasies”

3. Beautyblender

This beauty tool has been around for a while and is gaining even more popularity with everyday women. Sold at many boutiques, beauty stores and on major beauty sites, the beautyblender creates a flawless, almost airbrushed finish to your makeup. A reusable hot pink sponge that is dome shaped, with the tip being awesome for making sure those hard to reach spots aren’t overlooked. When you stipple your foundation onto your face it’s porous body mimics that of skin and blends the foundation evenly and seamlessly. Whether the foundation is a drugstore brand, high end, hand applied or airbrushed. Using this sponge… Can you tell the difference? It’s the gift that keeps on giving…flawlessly! And now there’s Beautyblender Pure: colorless and perfect for those with delicate skin.

Yes, I’m also wearing “All My Purple Life” lipglass over NYX lipstick in “Orchid”

4. Myrabelle Mascara Shield

For those who love mascara, especially on the bottom lashes, sometimes getting mascara there can be difficult. With this tool, made of FDA approved plastic and in the USA, the messy under eye mistakes that can happen with a shaky hand and a mascara wand are eliminated. Take the guess work out of how to get luscious lashes and leave no lash behind with the Mascara Shield. Va-va-voom lashes made easy! A definite staple for any makeup lover!

5. Sleek Makeup : The Berry Collection: Christmas Edition

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Sleek Makeup has taken the beauty world by storm. A popular UK brand that is the equivalent of the US drugstore brand, Wet & Wild or NYX. And like with those highly affordable and covetable brands, we just can’t get enough. First made popular with their I-Divine eyeshadow palettes, they also have awesome blushes, lipsticks and lip balms. Did you know Sleek has 17 shades of foundation? International shipping is a flat rate of $13.50, with deliveries made in 10-15 days. Just in time for the holidays! With deep shades of berry being all the rave, this collection delivers with a trio: lipstick, blush & kohl liner! Check out this edgy holiday look from their advertisement…

So rest assured. If you are the beauty addict or you’re shopping for one, there is something here for everyone. Awesome brands and products that will end your year off with a bang and keep you smiling well into 2012! Merry Christmas!

What products do you have your eyes on?

Don’t forget to check out Sherry Blossom’s blog and follow @MsSherryBlossom on Twitter!


Danielle says:
December 15, 2011, 11:55 pm
Great list! Thanks for including my pic ;)
Brandalyn says:
December 16, 2011, 2:44 pm
Wonderful suggestions! I had not thought about 2 of the things on your list. Thanks Sherry!
SoFrolushes says:
December 16, 2011, 4:25 pm
nice selection. the mascara shield is on my list if I can get it in the uk
Sherry Blossom says:
December 20, 2011, 9:36 am
Yay! And you look great in the photo!
Sherry Blossom says:
December 20, 2011, 9:37 am
Thanks! I have them all except #5 and finally the gathering of all these awesome products will be complete. Loving the great things the beauty world is buzzing about with each item!
Sherry Blossom says:
December 20, 2011, 9:39 am
Thanks! I love the mascara shield especially to get the bottom lashes, find and smooth out clumps effortlessly and definitely to avoid makeup ruin while placing mascara on a client who blinks a lot. Be sure to stop by their website and double check to see if they can mail tot he UK now!