What’s on Your Christmas Lemming List?

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Ho ho ho! Yea! The Great Christmas Lemming just teleported into town, plump with pagan magic and Christmas cheer (or is that a tapeworm?). Santa dispatched him to the blogosphere to find out what everyone wants for Christmas.


The first words out of his mouth were “Eek! Eek-ack! Ack!” which, loosely translated, mean “Tell me the top 5 things on your Christmas list, and I’ll take them back with me to the North Pole.” Please leave your list in the comments. πŸ™‚

He says he’ll take all requests into consideration and encourages you to act now (because Christmas gifts are on a first come, first served basis this year).

My Christmas Lemming List

  1. Le Metier de Beaute All That Glitters Nail Set
  2. MAC 130 Short Duo Fibre Brush
  3. Fossil Vintage Key-Per Coated Canvas Duffle Bag
  4. Sam Edelman Scarlett Pump in Gold Snake
  5. Edward Bess Back to Basics Palette

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Actually, I can’t think of 5 things that I want for Christmas!

    So I’ll just mention one: I’ve been drooling over the Orly Mineral FX Collection. It’s tough to find in physical stores in Canada…if you can find it at all. If I don’t get it for Christmas, sometime next year I’ll order it online.
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  2. Victoria says:

    I’d say the Nars eyeshadow primer, Clarisonic mia, Nars danmari all about cheeks palette, Josie Maran argan oil, NYX butt naked palette. But if you were to ask me in 10 minutes, they’d probably all change πŸ™‚

    • caitlin says:

      I have the NARS eyeshadow primer, the Mia, and josie’s argan oil and love them all so much πŸ™‚ definitely purchases that I don’t regret and would be pretty lost without

  3. Chris25 says:

    1) Bobbi Brown Cream Shadows
    2) At least one Chanel lipstick
    3) Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadows in Get Figgy & Busy Signal
    4) Urban Decay Naked palette
    5) A way to pay off my student loans in one fell swoop. πŸ˜›

  4. Cassy says:

    1. Grey boots to replace my ones that are falling apart
    2. A Squishable shark
    3. A GC to a local pizza place with a-mazing panzanella salad
    4. Guerlain Rouge Automatique in Cherry Blossom
    5. Something to get all the scratches off my car from the tree that fell on it

    I’m positive I’m getting 3 out of 5 of those, so already feeling successful!

  5. Hm.. can anyone solve the mystery for me..? Why is it called a lemming?

    • kiwikiwidragon says:

      Something that one follows after mindlessly or with great longing and desire. Although the whole lemmings off the cliff thing was de-bunked many years ago as a horrible act of television trickery, the phrase still exists. Hope that helps.

  6. Stephanie R says:

    1. GC to Sephora
    2. Nars Danmari palette
    3. Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation
    4. Clinique Turnaround Concentrate
    5. my Civic licensed

  7. Kelsey V. says:

    Number one on my Christmas List this year: Makeup Storage.
    I have a fairly small collection so far, but it is starting to outgrow my current organization. I would still like to keep my collection confined to a drawer, but I need a better system to find what I want easily and quickly. I think that maybe the Michael Graves for Target Drawer Organizer with 2 Cups is the answer to my calling!

    Number two: A New Camera. Lets just say my current digital camera takes worse pictures than my cell phone does and my own blog would certainly benefit from this gift!

    Number three: A truly mattifying primer. As a girl with combo normal/oily skin I suffer from oil-slicks on my forehead, nose, and chin, so for once I would like to be able to find a primer that doesn’t cost me an arm and leg while actually working to keep me matte all day and night. Maybe MAC Matte can do the trick for me?

    Number four: The Naked 2 Palette. Enough said. πŸ™‚

    Number five: The Sonia Kashuk Luxe – Agent Provocateur Train Case. Equal parts functional as it is gorgeous.
    Kelsey V. recently posted … Makeup Review: NYC/New York Color Liquid Lipshine

  8. shellie says:

    my lemming list πŸ˜€ :

    nars matte lipstick in tonkin
    bobbi brown tinted moisturizer balm in light-medium
    kiehls spot corrector serum
    nars the multiple in orgasm
    too faced natural eyes kit

  9. Carolyn says:

    1) I’ll second the request for makeup storage. I’m lusting after a train case at the moment, but we’ll see if Santa has paid attention to my list.

    2) MAC’s crushed berry pigment set

    3) A new trench coat

    4) Bobbi Brown’s anniversary lip set

    5) An uninterrupted night’s sleep so I can start getting rid of my dark undereye circles!
    Carolyn recently posted … Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner–Or, How I Stabbed Myself in the Eye With an Angled Brush

  10. Vonvon says:

    1. NARS Danmari palette

    2. SUQQU Komorebi eyeshadow palette

    3. Tom Ford Burnished Amber eyeshadow palette

    4. Ellis Faas eye lights in Holographic Bordeaux

    5. Dior Spring 2012 Eyeshadow quints, the green and purple ones!
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  11. Frosso says:

    Dear Great Christmas Lemming,

    Since I’ve been good this year (for the most part) and I have some serious lemmings, I’m hoping you can help this blogger out…. πŸ™‚

    1)Deborah Lippmann – Get This Party Started set
    2)Urban Decay – Holiday Nail Kit
    3)Cult Nails – Unicorn Puke/Clairvoyant
    4) Stilla Smudge Pot – Black Cat
    5) New Nikon DSLR

    Please help me fulfill my lemmings Mr. Great Christmas Lemming!! πŸ™‚
    Frosso recently posted … Rescue Beauty Lounge Scrangie

  12. Sunny says:

    Oh dear Santa, for Christmas I’d like:

    1) MAC 130 or 188, because I am still applying my cremeblend blush with fingers…
    2) Tarte Tipsy or Cargo Rome, because a warm-toned gal could have lots of fun with it in summer
    3) MAC Blacktrack or Bobbi Brown Black Ink, because after hanging in there for more than a year, my Maybelline one is showing signs of drying out (with that said however, more than half of the pot is already gone so I am impressed)
    4) Urban Decay Naked 2, but this is pure greed :p
    5) MAC Sable, because Karen has talked me into believing I need it.

    Thank you Santa. I have been a good girl, and I will definitely stay good next year!


    Sunny recently posted … Review: Eye Brushes in My Brush Roll! MAC 239, 217, 219, Bobbi Brown Ultra Fine Liner Brush

  13. Dear Lemming – you’re adorable, and I love the little sounds you make. Please watch out for any steep cliffs and/or eagles. Also, I would adore the following in my stocking Xmas morning –

    1) Laura Mercier Kohl Gift Set
    2) A good, small contouring brush, Mac 109 or similar
    3)YSL Touche Eclat in shade 2
    4) Super by Perricone SunKissed SPF 25
    5) Clarins Lipstick in Clementine
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  14. Sunny says:

    Oh and Santa, any little thing for my feline friends will be much appreciated. I am probably going to get them one of these to keep them nice and warm this winter: http://www.amazon.co.uk/tag/cat%20radiator%20bed/products

    Pssst Karen you should check this out! I don’t know if it’s sturdy enough for Tabs (my Tango will probably also break it to be honest), but it looks SO nice I want one for myself!
    Sunny recently posted … Review: Eye Brushes in My Brush Roll! MAC 239, 217, 219, Bobbi Brown Ultra Fine Liner Brush

  15. Nina says:

    i wanted the ff:

    1. an e-reader (i think im getting it bec i saw the amazon box in the hubs’ library!) …

    2. another one of these:


    i have the olive, and i snagged the nayv on sale @ rue la la. that’s my christmas gift to myself.

    3. slipper boots aka: http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=55153&vid=1&pid=878468&scid=878468002

    4. sephora gift cards (not happening, the hubs refuses to do sephora for me anymore).

    5. a new set of tires LOL! (this one i might get for myself when i go on vacation next week.)

    • Nina says:

      you know what they say — be careful what you wish for! i ended up getting 4 new tires today bec i had a massive flat tire last night LOL!

  16. Marian says:

    1. Chanel Illusion d’ombre shadows in Mirifique and Fantasme
    2. Chanel No. 5 EDT ( I just ran out)

  17. caitlin says:

    5 things:
    digital camera – any decent one will do as I have no camera at the moment, but I’d LOVE a nice dslr like I used to have..
    gift cards – i’ve love a gift card to some place I like to buy clothes from (express works for this purpose)
    makeup primer – i have and love guerlain’s lingerie de peau and it does everything i have ever wanted and needed a foundation to do.. but i want to see if a good primer (i’m thinking koh gen do!) will really help to put my best face forward.
    powder brush – to apply my new (!) chanel poudre universelle libre loose powder. i’ve been looking and looking for the perfect one – big, fluffy and luxurious – and haven’t found one i’m excited about. i was thinking of settling with mac’s
    and 5th – to be a stay at home mom! work is wearing me out!

  18. Selina says:

    Top five are:

    Kindle touch
    Nars Denmari palette
    Urban Decay Naked palette
    Some Flourish bath and body stuff (mm.. sugar perfume)
    Red lipsticks! (I’m thinking Nars red lizard, Illamasqua succubus, Mac new temptation, etc.)

  19. Thank you so much for sharing.
    1. Urban decay nude palette 1
    2. Airbrush system
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  20. Tammy says:

    I just discovered your website!! I love it. I noticed you mentioned the Edward Bess palette for your Christmas list…is the rumor true that the brand is coming to Sephora?

  21. kiwikiwidragon says:

    My Top 5 that The Great Christmas Lemming could bring me are:

    Nars Danmari Palette- I went to get it during VIB $20 off and it was out for the second time, poo!
    Any Laura Mercier Palette
    Any Bobbi Brown Palettes
    It cosmetics powder cheek stains, all three, blushes are my weakness right now
    Benefits watts up

    Please, please, please Christmas Lemming, I would like other things, but I am sure they are out of your little furry hands.

  22. Erin says:

    Dear Great Christmas Lemming,

    All I want for Christmas is for MAC to bring back discontinued Lilicent blush. That is all.

  23. Christine says:

    Ohhh, hello lemming! I would like to squeeze you, is that alright?

    1. Guerlain Meteorites Powder in Teint Rose (Has always been my ultimate highlighter wish, but can’t make myself pay that much…)

    2. Le Metier de Beaute Merry Metallics Nail Set

    3. Nars Lipstick in Afghan Red (Karen, your review sold me :D!)

    4. Rouge Bunny Rouge eyeshadow in any color (I’ve heard such good things about the formula, but again just can’t make myself spend that much…)

    5. Dior Nail Vernis New World Purple

  24. Heidi says:

    I don’t have a specific list. Santa can just give me some gift certificates to places I can purchase beauty products and just let me loose and I’ll figure it out when I get there!

    • Karen says:

      Hey Heidi!

      How did the interview go?

      • Heidi says:

        It was intense! I was there for over three hours and they did an interview and lots of skill testing. They are trying to fill several different types of positions, and they want to find out where people might best fit. I did really well on some tests, not so well on others. They said they’ll be letting people know at the end of the week if they’ve got the job or not.

        I’m still exhausted today after all of that!

  25. Krista says:

    I’m actually mainly hoping for my family to get better/stay healthy this year. Of course there are some other pretties on the list.
    1) Mac Deep Truth Eyeshadow
    2) MUFE liquid liner in black diamond
    3) Lightbox
    4) NARS matte velvet lip pencil in Damned
    5) Nars larger than life eyeliner in Maddison Avenue
    Best wishes and happy holidays

  26. Ivana says:

    This is what I know I am getting:
    Chanel Spring Collection=>
    quad in Eclosion
    blush- Horizon de Chanel
    Nail polishes: June and April
    Eyeliner: grenat

    still on the wishlist: and yes, I will patiently wait until they are released in Jan
    Guerlain Meteorites Cruel Gardenia
    Guerlain Les Roses quad
    Armani- Tourmaline Pink blush

  27. Emily says:

    Clarisonic Mia, MAC 130 Short Duo Fiber Brush (me too! I have both 187 and 188…cannot live without them!), MAC Azalea Blossom Blush, a new makeup table, MAC Prolongwear Eyeshadow in Carefree. It’s all makeup this year *sigh*

  28. steph b says:

    1. I want to go to NY and play at the Edward Bess counter. I love love love my storm eyeshadow (even with the slight glitter fallout).
    2. Series of monthly microdermabrasion. Nothing makes my skin look better but oh so pricey.
    3. Zoya anchor system
    4. My first Chanel quad
    5. Bulgari Aquamarine shower gel. Smells divine.

  29. Oh Karen I hope you get that 130, it’s amazing!

  30. Christina says:

    My 5 would be:
    1. Make up storage. I saw something at Ikea and I’m going to get it after the holidays if I don’t get it for kismas. πŸ™‚ I also have no shame. I own enough lipsticks that I have one medium sephora box filled and lipsticks to spare. :/
    2. As far as makeup is concerned I’d love: 2a. Urban Decay Naked Palette 2. I need it like I need a hole in the head hahaha but I need it. lol 2b. Meet Matte by The Balm. 2c. a back up of my foundation (Loreal Infalliable. <3!!) and 2d. Tarte's Exposed blush. (Im so bad, I know you only said 5…)
    3. Some new jeans, I'm losing weight (woo!!) and sneakers
    4. A nice winter time activity to do with my daughter. Something that burns the energy and something she will enjoy a great deal. πŸ™‚
    5. Escada Taj Sunset. It smells divine!!

  31. Rachel says:

    Heh decided to share mine too!

    1. Storage for my burgeoning collection of polishes. An IKEA Helmer would be nice.
    2. Murad Essential C Eye Cream SPF 15.
    3. Anything at all from Tokyo Milk, especially Honey and the Moon perfume! Can’t get Tokyo Milk where I live but I love the packaging and concept!
    4. Rescue Your Nails by Ji Baek.
    5. Real Techniques Core Brush Set

    I’m probably not going to get any of these as gifts but… one can always hope πŸ˜›
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  32. Karen F says:

    1.Urban decay book of shadows 4
    2. Clarisonic Mia
    3. Tarte Lipsurgence set
    4. Nail polish racks (for holding at least 150)
    5. Guerlain Meteorites

  33. Ditte Karolussen says:

    X-mas wish list:
    1. Jane Iredale pure pressed mineral foundation
    2. Isadora black galaxy nail polish
    3. Butter London black knight nail polish
    4. Urban Decay’s newest book of shadows
    5. Deborah Lippmann get this party started 3 piece nail polish kit

  34. Dear Great Crimmus Lemming,

    1. I’d like my bumper and windshield fixed on my car. My poor baby has taken a beating the past few months!

    2. I’ll either take an iPad or a Galaxy Tab please! I’d prefer to not lug my laptop to work sometimes and I’m not a fan of how our work PC is set up.

    3. I’d like to find a face primer without silicone! If that even exists… My skin’s cleared up considerably by skipping out on silicones but then that means more touch ups.

    4. I’d like my Hulu and Netflix subscriptions to be paid up for the next year!

    5. I’d like to have a better relationship with my sister.


    ps. Happy holidays to you and Tabs, Karen!

  35. Latoya says:

    Only five?? πŸ™‚ How about: MAC#222 brush, Prada Infusion d’Iris parfum, REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask, NARS Joyous Red lipstick, and Guerlain eyeshadow quad in Les Fumes!!

    And, I have the #130 brush and it’s an absolute staple in my stash πŸ™‚

  36. Genevieve says:

    oOOooO- Deborah Lippmann Get This Party Started Set, Hakuhodo 210 Blush Brush and Yachiyo Large Pointed Brush (too bad they’re both sold out right now), Anastasia tweezers, and Juicy Couture Cushion Cut Drop Earrings in Crystal

    I’ll probably end up buying most/all of these things for myself after the holidays since the people around me seem to hate the idea of gifting me with beauty-related products πŸ˜›

    For people wanting the MAC 130, an alternative could be the Real Techniques (by Samantha Chapman) Stippling Brush. I haven’t used it for foundation, but I do like it for applying and blending out cream blushes and super pigmented powder blushes (like Illamasqua’s). I’ve had it for several months and it hasn’t shed nor does it smell weird. Plus it’s $9.99 at Ulta!

  37. DalaLuz says:

    Santa will unfortunately not be dropping in this year (he never does, I think he does not like our cookies πŸ˜‰ but somehow that never seems to stop the lemmings from going bonkers anyway… :p As far as make-up goes, my current top 5 lemmings would be the Bobbi Brown Gold & Chocolate palette, UD Naked 2, TheBalm Nude’Tude, Tarte for True Blood palette, and the Tarte Amazonian clay blush in blissful πŸ™‚ And let’s not forget the new Sigma 18k Gold Complete Kit! I really don’t even care too much for the whole gold bit, but what a sweet set of brushes, and I love the case! Well you know, the sky is the limit as far as lemmings go… πŸ˜‰
    But putting lemmings aside, I’m on a strict no-buy diet for a good couple of minds, until I can hopefully break the fast with a nice matte Inglott Freedom palette. But to be fair, it has not been too bad to just really work out my own stash, some half-forgotten treasures are really feeling the love now!

  38. Maca says:

    1. Bobbi Brown Pale Pink blush
    2. MAC Cleanse-off oil
    3. MAC Seedy Pearl and Retro-Speck eye shadows
    4. A set of four nail polishes from the China Glaze Let it Snow Collection
    5. The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer

  39. Cindy says:

    Buahahaha, “Or is that a tape worm!” Rolling.

  40. Alix says:

    1. Chanel nail lacquer in Rose Cache
    2. Kate Spade New York “City Lights” Bon Shopper
    3. Bare Escentuals Ready Eyeshadow 2.0 in The Honeymoon Phase
    4. NARS lipstick in Sexual Healing
    5. Beauty Is Life lipgloss in Soho

  41. Annaham says:

    A nice pair of Keen boots (Auburn style)
    Bobbi Brown Plum Gold shimmer lip gloss
    UD 24/7 Eyeshadow Pencil set

    I think that’s it…

  42. Devon says:

    Here’s my list…I’m gonna need an extra good word put in for me, because this is a tough list to fulfill! If Santa was fully capable and willing, this is what I would ask (beg) of him:

    1. A Macbook –for school, ya know, my computer is on its last month or so
    2. Clarsonic –this one’s *because* of school, my skin is freaking out!
    3. The naked2 palette –my budget doesn’t allow for a $50 palette…meep
    4. A new pair of TOMS
    5. Lots and lots of socks –we have a terribly vicious sock monster in our dryer

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