Nov 28
2016

Real Techniques Brush Cleansing Palette

This may not be your first thought for a beauty gift but hear me out… Cleaning brushes is an important aspect of any makeup routine – for your Mom to your sister, your BFF or even Grandma. Clean brushes are a must-have and sometimes it can be tough to remember to clean them, or to clean them thoroughly. The Real Techniques Brush Cleansing Palette makes this super simple to do and will definitely help the beauties in your life.

The Real Techniques Brush Cleansing Palette

The Real Techniques Brush Cleansing Palette

This palette is made of a hot pink silicone material that has different textures on the inside. It is shaped like a small soft oval shaped plate with a handle at the back so you can wear it on one hand and use the other to hold the brushes. It is almost the exact size of my hand and has a lot of room for working the brushes in the palette.

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Nov 23
2016

Quo by Orly Perfectly Painted 12 Piece Mini Nail Set

The Quo by Orly Perfectly Painted 12 Piece Mini Nail Lacquer Set

The Quo by Orly Perfectly Painted 12 Piece Mini Nail Lacquer Set

 

Today I have a holiday gift idea that is perfect for the nail polish lover in your life. Whether it’s your bestie, sister-in-law, or favourite co-worker, this is a great gift set you can find at Shopper’s Drug Mart that is sure to make them smile. The Quo by Orly Perfectly Painted 12 Piece Mini Nail Lacquer Set has a wide variety of colours and finishes, with some really neat nail polish shades at a great price.

This set comes in a little paint can container and has 12 mini polishes from the Quo by Orly line, which I have previously talked about here. The mini polishes in this set don’t need to special top coat and they come in all sorts of cool hues including glitters and a great duochrome. For $35 this set has a whole bunch of great colours that any girl would love.

 

 

 

 

What is in the Quo by Orly Perfectly Painted 12 Piece Mini Nail Lacquer Set?

Polishes in the Quo by Orly Perfectly Painted nail set

Polishes in the Quo by Orly Perfectly Painted nail set

I personally like how wide the colour variety is, with nudes, reds, blues, and more. I don’t like when polish sets are too specifically themed and limit my options so this is a refreshing choice that will work for any occasion. I love the pale pink nude and am super into the two glitters. I also love the grey duochrome that has amazing purple flashes depending on the light. Those three were the hardest to catch with my camera but I got an angle that really shows off the depth of these shades.

Three unique hues in the Quo by Orly Perfectly Painted nail set

Three unique hues in the Quo by Orly Perfectly Painted nail set

Swatches of my three favourite shades from the Quo by Orly Perfectly Painted 12 Piece Mini Nail Lacquer Set

Swatches of my three favourite shades from the Quo by Orly Perfectly Painted 12 Piece Mini Nail Lacquer Set

With the 12 colours in this Quo by Orly mini polish set this is a perfect gift idea for somebody who wants to try new hues and experiment. I love switching up my polish constantly and I never finish a full bottle, so these minis are the perfect size.

Another idea you could try is buying the set and breaking up the shades as stocking stuffers for all your BFFs. With 12 included you can give each girl a few shades that suit their style. At the $35 price tag it ends up being under $3 per polish so you can use the set as a whole or split it up depending on your gift needs this season.