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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide For The Beauty Guru

Hello friends, it's time to relax and take some time to yourself because it's the weekend! *party dances* It's also time for the second installment of my holiday gift guide series, this time it's all about the beauty guru in your life. I feel like almost everyone has one friend who is OBSESSED with makeup. If you don't know that girl/guy, then it's probably you! ;) I for one love playing with makeup, skincare, and all things beauty. It's one of my favorite gifts to give and receive during the holiday season. 

I tried to create not just a gift guide for the person who loves makeup, but also for the person who is just starting their beauty collection. I'm sure that anyone who fits those two categories and everyone in between can find something on this list! I also tried to avoid sharing doubles from my Sephora VIB sale post, just to keep things a little bit more diverse. However I definitely recommend checking that post out as well for even more beauty and skincare recommendations! All of these products here are ones that I know and love, and will give 110% recommendations for. Some of these items may look familiar if I've mentioned them here or on Instagram, but that just means they're the best! Others are recently new tries or things I just haven't mentioned on the blog (but will probably make an appearance later on!). 

One of my go-to's is the Origin's Plantscription Serum which I am in LOVE with. I don't know what exactly is in this product, but I'm pretty sure it's sent from heaven. It's a great anti-aging serum that I essentially use as a moisturizer both in my morning and nightly routine. As an added plus, it's great for all skin types! Other favorites on my list are the the Stila glitter shadows and Urban Decay's glitter liner. I've used multiple shades of the shadows and they are just SO FUN. The shade Kitten Karma is my favorite, however they are all amazing! They are great if you want to add a little drama to your everyday look without doing anything too drastic, but also can make a statement if you layer it up. The liners are also extremely pigmented and are perfect for spicing up a regular day or night look. I've personally only used the gold and silver ones, but I can imagine the other colors are just as great!

Some of my newer tries are the Tarte palettes that are in this Tartelette Vault. I own all three of these palettes and think this is the best way to purchase them! You're essentially getting three for the price of two which is an amazing deal. I've always been a huge fan of the Tarte brand, but I think these palettes, especially the new Toasted one are so perfect to add to any makeup collection! I also included a few other Tarte products on this list including their limited edition Goddess Highlighter which is probably the most gorgeous and shimmery highlighter I own (hands down my favorite product on this list). And since I own about 10 Tarte lip paints, including a few new quick dry matte shades, I figure they were also a no-brainer to add to this gift guide. If you're looking for a few great shades, my suggestions are OG which is a nice pink-nude, Cheerleader which is a bright cherry red, and Obsessed which is somewhere in between nude and berry. 

Another beautiful palette that has SO MANY incredible shades is Too Faced's Boss Lady Beauty Agenda. Not only does this include a gorgeous palette, but it also comes with a planner, a deluxe sized Melted Matte Lipstick (shade Sell Out), and a deluxe sized Better Than Sex mascara. Although I don't currently own this palette, I have swatched it in Sephora about 5 times and LOVE IT. These shadows are so velvety smooth, ultra pigmented, and are overall incredible. My favorite ones are the shades Trimmed (emerald green), Unwrap Me (bright pink), and Christmas Carol (glittery blue). I love how this product has a lot of great neutral shades, but some fun bright shades as well!

And now to stop me from talking about every single item I mentioned here, I'll just suggest that you look into all the products above since they're all equally amazing! And if you missed my last holiday gift guide on everything 'For Her' For All Budgets, be sure to do so! Now next week I won't have a new gift guide up on Saturday because it will be the weekend of Thanksgiving, but the following Saturday I'll be sharing a little something for the men in your life!


  1. I'd love to try the watermelon sleeping mask. I've never tried a sleeping mask, but they sound cool.

  2. Great ideas. I will be looking for the Beauty Blenders Essential Kit.

  3. I like the sleeping mask. I am all about skincare because I want my skin to look good at all times.

  4. I love the watermelon mask - it's so refreshing!!

  5. Oh I need some new makeup this season and this is such a great guide!
    Tori || Victori Media


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