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Ulta Beauty Store opening in Brooklyn and Holiday Gift Guide!

Basically the very second Halloween is over, I’m in full holiday mode. Sure, we still have Thanksgiving, but holiday season starts early in NYC: ice skating, winter villages, window displays, and festive lights will soon be taking over our city. Since I spend Christmas in Florida, I like to stretch out the festivities in New York as much as possible — and I get most of my holiday shopping done early. Beauty products are often my go-tos for gift giving, and in celebration of the new Brooklyn Ulta Beauty November 3rd grand opening at Kings Plaza, I put together a handful of gift ideas for any beauty lovers in your life. Before I get to that, just wanted to make a note for any New Yorkers who want to visit the Grand Opening Celebrations: The first 100 guests (each day) on November 3rd, 4th, and 5th will receive a “beauty treat” valued anywhere between $5-$100, and will receive 10% off their first salon appointment at The Salon at Ulta Beauty or first facial appointment at the Dermalogica Skin Bar. So make sure to head to the store this weekend!

Now, onto some of my holiday picks!



Dose Of Colors Matte Liquid Lipstick: This instagram favorite matte liquid lipstick would make a perfect stocking stuffer. There are 27 shades to choose from online and in select
stores – including Brooklyn!

Too Faced Sweet Peach Glow: I have this set and can vouch for its beauty. This luminous highlighter, peach blush, and shimmery bronzer trio smells like peaches and will give you a glowing-from-within complexion.

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick and Lip Mattifier set: We all know by now that I’m a diehard Smashbox lip product lover, and even though I’m usually wearing their matte liquid lipsticks these days, I would be thrilled to receive this gift set of their lipsticks.

Ulta Beauty Collection Duo Chrome Illuminator: This holographic highlighter is another great stocking stuffer, particularly for anyone with unicorn or mermaid aspirations!

LORAC Mega Pro Palette 4: I love my LORAC pro palettes. They’re buttery smooth, highly pigmented, and blend beautifully. This palette has a great combination of neutrals and unique colors, mattes and shimmers — a very well rounded palette!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Prism Eyeshadow Palette: If LORAC is the well rounded, all occasion palette, this Anastasia Beverly Hills palette is for special occasions. Rich jewel tone metallics mixed with earthy mattes make this perfect for holiday cocktail parties.

DryBar Buttercup Blow Dryer: I bought this blow dryer for my mom and liked it so much, I got one for myself. Once you have a nice blow dryer, it’s hard to go back to the drugstore versions.

Too Faced Under The Kissletoe: A four shade sampling of different Melted formulas: the original, latex, chocolate, and matte. No need to make a decision when you can try them all!

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  1. Leticia says:

    Keiko please tell me which lipstick is that you are wearing in this gorgeous pic?