What I love most about holidays are the SALES!!!! One of my favorite "learning" sites is www.makeupgeek.com. I have learned more than several ways to effectively apply my makeup.
From makeupgeek.com, I ventured onto www.coastalscents.com
They sell some wonderful eyeshadows (well at least recommended by makeup geek). Since I need to spice up my eyeshadows and really do not care to spend the money on MAC right now (there are better things that MAC eyeshadows - although that is quite hard to believe!), I took a plunge and purchased some coastal scent palettes. I will let you know how how they are ;-)