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Black Friday- Top 5 Holiday Gift Sets

Hi Friends,

Black Friday- Top 5 Holiday Gift Sets

                               Well, here we are again, the holiday season! My favorite time to celebrate after my birthday 🙂


Holiday Gift sets- the sure to please way to holiday shop

One thing that I dislike, is how fast we get thrown into the season. It’s like back to school, Halloween Christmas!  Thanksgiving is one of the more special times of the year in my opinion, and we get thrown into the season the day after Halloween, literally! Then everyone gets so focused on ‘ BLACK FRIDAY ‘ shopping. Well, in keeping with the BLACK FRIDAY theme, here are a few of my favorite holiday gift sets for you to indulge if you must get out the and do some black friday shopping!



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Sunday Riley’s Bright Young Thing






Fragrances make the season bright

Of course, the holiday season would not be complete without an amazing fragrance. J’adore by Dior has always been one of my favorites, been wearing in for years! This set comes with an eau de parfum and body lotion.  A new favorite is Jo Malone. Their luscious & lively Trio comes with Wood Sage & Sea Salt cologne, the body & hand wash and English Pear & Freesia Body Crème. I mean YUMMI E !






So, there you have my Black  Friday favorites. Hope you treat yourself or a loved one with one of these beautiful sets ! The prices are incredible and you can find them all at Sephora. You can also find these sets on the brands own website, and sometimes they have even more sets that can be purchase on their websites only. I find purchasing gifts set an easy gift to buy. Especially, when there are multiple pieces from the brand you like. The giftee gets to try more that one product. That is how I get hooked for sure!

Happy Black Friday shopping and HAPPY THANKSGIVING  to you and your family!

xoxo, Andrinique

Beauty, Makeup

Fall Lipsticks on Repeat ~

Hi Friends,

I hope you’re having a fabulous week so far ! Almost the weekend, so R&R will be going down pretty soon. I am actually getting ready for my birthday weekend next week. Which will include but not limited too, 2 birthday dinners, shopping, spa day, and a new tattoo is happening:-) All in my 2nd favorite place- home ~ NYC.  You guys know Paris is my #1 !

While getting outfits ready, I noticed that I have been drawn and there for in love with these 4 lipstick. Since these will be on repeat this fall, I thought I would share them with you all.  After all, sharing is caring and there may be someone out there struggling to fine the perfect fall shade. I’m here to help.

Not listing them in any particular order however, the Chanel shade has been a fav of mine for a long time.  Lucky, they still make. Yes, that’s how long. So, here they are ( drum roll in the background )

  1. Chanel- Fantasque
  2. Mac – Capricious
  3. Zoya– Addie
  4. Stila-Chianti

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Both Chanel and Mac are lightweight soft applications with sheer to medium ” buildable” coverage. Same for Zoya in terms of application, but it does come off quicker and you will need to re-apply. No Biggie. The Zoya brand is the natural nail polish brand that I use.. They just launched their lipstick line 2 months ago.  Stila is a liquid lipstick that wears like a glossy lipstick, but stays on like a matte.. it feels like a matte on too!  So, if you don’t like that feeling on your lips, you will not like this. I tap some glossier-  on before I apply my Stila lip color to soften my lips and I am go to good.

Which is your fave fall lippie?

xoxo, Andrinique

Beauty, Makeup

Make-Up Essentials- My Go-To Brands

Hi Ladies,

I have been trying out new makeup brands lately. As I have narrowed down the best skincare, I needed to find makeup brands that complimented my skincare routine. It doesn’t make sense to accomplish a healthy skin care routine and then counter act that by using makeup that will create the very skin problems that you are trying to avoid, right?

So, these are my faves when I do full face makeup ( which is  NOT everyday ) #justsayin.  I have listed the brands in no particular order, but all the products listed are use during one makeup application. I am not including the skin care routine I use because you ladies already know what I use 🙂

  1. Two Faced- Primer
  2. Nars- Radiant Creamy Concealer
  3. Makeup Forever-HD
  4. Tarte- Eye shadow/Cheek Palette
  5. Sephora- Eyeliner
  6. Two Faced Mascara- Better than Sex
  7. Anastasia- Brow Wiz
  8. Anastasia- Glow KIt
  9. Becca- Bronzer or  Chanel- Power Blush
  10. Bite- Agave Lip Scrub  ( before applying lipstick)
  11. Chanel- Lipliner
  12. Chanel- Lipstick   or   Manna- Lip Stain
  13. Caudalie- Beauty Elixer (to finish the look ) !

I use a combination of  Chanel makeup brushes and ELF brushes ( I mostly use ELF brushes for blending my foundation and contour creams. ) And to complete everything, I use one of my fave perfumes; which are J’adore by Dior  and Marc Jacobs- Daisy . I have use these two for years !  Maybe I should try a new one come to think of it .. Any suggestions ?

What brands are you currently using ?

xoxo, Andrinique