Pantone colour(s) of the year: Rose Quartz & Serenity

TWO colours were announced this year!
Rose Quartz (Pantone 13-1520) and Serenity (Pantone 15-3919)

Interestingly, this is the first year Pantone has selected 2 colours, and both colours offer a host of possibilities in the cosmetics world.  I can imagine a gorgeous blush palette with various Rose Quartz-ish shades, and Serenity would make beautiful eye and nail products. 😀  In one of my TBT posts, I guessed that Pantone might choose either a yellow or a blue. I got 50% right! 😛

Read more from Pantone and WWD.

What are your thoughts about the 2016 Pantone colours of the year?

Blogmas Day 3: Gift Ideas

This isn’t just any ol’ gift ideas post – I’ll focus on gift ideas for the beauty addict – because that’s what I know best! 😛  There are 2 schools of thought on gift giving for beauty items: buy practical things that you know the person uses up and would want a replenishment.  Or, buy things which perhaps are a little frivolous and the person might not buy for herself.  I don’t see any issues with either of those strategies, you can even give a mix from each categories – so here are my gift ideas divided into: Sensible and Sensational. 😉

I’m not a fan of pre-packaged gift sets – I think it’s more thoughtful to pick items and package them together yourself.  I’m going to keep the gift ideas capped to below $100 so it’s realistic!


Shiseido Facial Cotton x6 ($11 each = $66)
I’d be pleased as punch if I received enough Shisedo cotton for an entire year!

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