Merry Christmas and wishing you fun, fashionable and fruity festivities

by Paris B on · 22 comments

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xmas laura mercier luxe brush Merry Christmas and wishing you fun, fashionable and fruity festivities

Merry Christmas everyone!

I hope that everyone who is celebrating this festive season is having a wonderful time with your family and friends and for those who aren’t celebrating, I hope you’ve enjoyed all the wonderful shopping deals and treats that abound, and the holiday of course! icon biggrin Merry Christmas and wishing you fun, fashionable and fruity festivities

I got my blog a present last year with a makeover but I think it looks good enough to stick through this year so I’ve stopped tinkering with it… for now icon smile Merry Christmas and wishing you fun, fashionable and fruity festivities This year, I had a hankering for fruit cake – I love fruit cake! I know some people don’t, but I am a fiend for fruit cake and I was very thrilled to receive a yummilicious home made fruit cake from a dear dear friend who knew I was looking for it (maybe because I’m fruity like one LOL!)! Another surprise gift was a fun beauty and fashion accessory – the Laura Mercier Luxe Travel Brush Set!

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For someone who loves messing about with makeup brushes and bags, this was the perfect gift. I thought to share how it looks because I know there are many beauty and fashion buffs out there as well who might appreciate something like this! You can check with the Laura Mercier counters if they still have it.

The set comes with a zip mesh pouch to hold the brushes, and which can be attached to the base of the clutch with a magnet. The hard outer clutch has a faux stingray cover and a leopard print clasp.

You get 9 brushes in this kit – 4 double ended brushes and one cheek brush. All the brushes are full sized but on a travel sized body.

laura mercier luxe brush set Merry Christmas and wishing you fun, fashionable and fruity festivities

A nice handy size and you can see the mesh pouch at the back of this picture. It holds the brushes and you can also fit some makeup palettes in there for when you travel. As for the clutch, it is actually very serviceable. Remove the mesh pouch and it fits the basics – your phone, some cash and some cards and keys and it’s actually pretty elegant too.

laura mercier luxe brush set clutch Merry Christmas and wishing you fun, fashionable and fruity festivities

As you can see, it’s quite large and I forsee many happy travels with it because by taking this set along, I now have a fashion accessory and a makeup kit in one! Saves me the hassle of packing an additional clutch for casual dos or even evening dos. Fun! icon biggrin Merry Christmas and wishing you fun, fashionable and fruity festivities

Did you get any beauty or fashion gifts this year? Who else loves fruit cake like I do?

I don’t celebrate Christmas in a religious way but it’s always a nice time to get together with friends as I plan to do. I hope the holiday and the festive season has been good to you. Eat, drink and be merry and here’s wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas once again icon biggrin Merry Christmas and wishing you fun, fashionable and fruity festivities

xoxo

Paris B

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liyeun December 25, 2013 at 8:48 am

Merry Christmas to u and ur family, Paris! And I love fruit cake like madness too! Hehehe…. my gift was Dior’ Perfumed Powder, the packaging is too hard to resist! LOL
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Paris B
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December 29, 2013 at 5:11 pm

Merry Christmas Liyeun and *high5* to another fruity friend hehe… ;) Ooh you got the Dior powder! So jealous coz that’s a beautiful gift! Well ok, not jealous but it’s such a beautiful piece and smells lovely too!

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xin
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December 25, 2013 at 9:09 am

:( didn’t receive any gift for xmas. But I suppose gift time shouldn’t be limited to just
Xmas ^-^ merry xxmas pb!
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Paris B
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December 29, 2013 at 5:12 pm

Of course not! We can gift gifts all year round! ;)

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AnT December 25, 2013 at 9:51 am

Have a Berry Merry Christmas Paris B!
:P Again, love your wooden floor! LOL :D

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Paris B
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December 29, 2013 at 5:12 pm

Haha Merry Christmas, my dear! I hope it was a fabulous one!

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Tracy December 25, 2013 at 11:21 am

Merry Christmas to you and your family Paris! :) Hope you have a wonderful holiday!
That brush set looks really nice! It’d be perfect for travel that’s for sure! I might have to take a look and see if I can find it here!
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Paris B
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December 29, 2013 at 5:13 pm

Thank you Tracy and Merry Christmas to you too! I had a nice day off and the brush set is definitely one to consider for those who travel a lot! Hope you get to take a look at it ;)

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Anthea December 25, 2013 at 5:12 pm

Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you, Paris!

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Paris B
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December 29, 2013 at 5:13 pm

Thank you and Merry Christmas to you too Anthea :)

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Cynthia December 25, 2013 at 7:47 pm

Merry Christmas to you paris! I love fruit cakes too and my gifts was a perfume from Jo Malone :))

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Paris B
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December 29, 2013 at 5:13 pm

Thank you Cynthia and Merry Christmas to you too! Jo Malone! That’s such a lovely gift – what scent did you get? :D

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Jennifer December 25, 2013 at 9:56 pm

Hey Paris, Merry Christmas to you too! I love fruit cakes, especially those with rum or brandy!!! The best that I have eaten, the only memory I have of it was during my high school bosom buddy’s Christmas gathering eons ago. It was so moist, alcoholic and yet not overpowering, not too sweet, it was just a slice of heaven on earth! No one was digging it and I helped myself to most of the fruit cake served *tee hee hee* thick skinned la in those young and dangerous days. Waistline? What about that? Ever since, my standard for fruit cake has been set as high as heaven that I have not eaten any ever since. More than a decade I think :’( It is so tough to find a person who bakes or place that sells good fruit cake. If you do know of someone or place, pretty please do let me know. I read in MWS that EL was so gracious this year with fruit cake as Yuletide gift, how thoughtful and lovely! Haha, are you looking for panettone this year?

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year filled with love, joy and peace – the best in everything that a beautiful woman like you deserve. xoxo

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Paris B
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December 29, 2013 at 5:16 pm

Merry Christmas Jennifer! I hope you had a lovely one :) Oh and yes! Alcoholic fruitcakes are the best in the world! As are those packed chock a block with fruits! Yummm… :D Wow it sounds like you had a lovely memory of a lovely fruit cake that is hard to beat. I do tend to agree with you that most of the time, it is the home made ones that taste the best and commercial ones rarely measure up! I think I shall make it my 2014 resolution to learn how to make fruit cake so next Christmas, I’d have my own! Perhaps ;)

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Conny December 26, 2013 at 2:06 am

I think my beauty-related gifts come down to one limited edition Sally Hansen nailpolish. Ich wish it was more but I guess it´s hard finding beauty stuff that I like/want and don´t have.
I hope you´re still having a fun time! :)

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Paris B
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December 29, 2013 at 5:17 pm

Thank you Conny and I’m sure you had lots of other lovely non-beauty gifts too! :D I think sometimes, it’s better to just buy our own beauty gifts because often, people don’t know what you might like or what you might or might not have :D Still, I”m sure the nail polish was a beautiful colour :D Merry Christmas Conny!

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Arpita December 26, 2013 at 3:58 pm

Merry Christmas! The brush set is lovely! I keep looking at it whenever I pass by a Laura Mercier counter and it’s so tempting. Are the brushes any good?

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Paris B
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December 29, 2013 at 5:26 pm

Merry Christmas Arpita :) The brushes aren’t bad. Not as soft as some others I own but pretty good for a travel set because the brush heads are full size. My only problem is with storage because of the double ends – I tend to store my brushes standing up and this means I cant! :P

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ceej December 26, 2013 at 5:07 pm

Merry Christmas Paris :)

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Paris B
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December 29, 2013 at 5:27 pm

Thank you Ceej and Merry Christmas to you too!

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gio December 26, 2013 at 5:57 pm

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! And happy holidays!

That brush set is beautiful! I received a Pupa palette, which contains all you need for a full face of makeup. Plus, the packaging is cute too.
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Paris B
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December 29, 2013 at 5:28 pm

Thank yoU Gio, Merry Christmas and I hope it was a fabulous one! That Pupa set sounds wonderful! I used to see Pupa being sold here but I don’t think they are anymore. They weren’t bad!

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