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Holiday Gift Guide – Makeup Edition

This gift guide is for the beauty-lover…for the simple or ornate. I loved putting this gift guide together, because it contains practical items I use day- in and day-out. Makes for great stocking stuffers too. Hint Hint Jered 😉

You’ll find everything from a hair waver to dry shampoo, plus all my favorite makeup products to create that everyday natural look.

Hope you love them :)!



  1. Soft Glam eyeshadow Palette: $42 | This is the perfect shade of neutrals with a few extra colors that can take a look from day to night.
  2. One Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer Brush: $39 | Still in awe of this product. Creates the smoothest blowouts. Forget the round brush.
  3. Drunk Elephant Baby Facial: $28 | An effective at-home facial to improve skin tone, texture, darkness, and fine lines. Perfect for all skin types.
  4. Reusable Makeup Remover Pads: $13 | A simple, easy step towards sustainability. I was timid to purchase these, but the makeup washes write out- even mascara! Organic & eco-friendly.
  5. Glossier Liquid Eyeliner: $16 | Makes creating the “cat-eye” effortless. Also long-lasting.
  6. BarePro Performance Foundation: $34 (20% off right now) | My HOLY GRAIL. Wasn’t intentionally looking for a new foundation, and happened to stumble upon a free sample. Cannot say enough good things about this product.
  7. Best of Kiehl’s Holiday Set: $40 for $70 worth of product! | Contains the ultra facial cream and midnight recovery concentrate- the ultimate nighttime duo.
  8. Olaplex No. 3: A nourishing treatment that strengthens & protects the hair, while restoring damaged hair. Use this 1-2x a week to achieve healthier hair.
  9. Volition Screen Time Hydrating Mist: This is on my holiday wish list! Cute stocking stuffer idea for anyone that spends a lot of time staring at a screen…aka all of us. Hydrates and softens while protecting the skin from blue light.
  10. Translucent Setting Powder: Love this setting powder. It brightens without drying or creating ghostly undereyes. If ya know what I mean. If you’re looking for a cleaner product try Ilia Soft Focus
  11. Adjustable Crimper: $40 | I’d like to dedicate this crimper to Lizzy McGuire circa 2001. As seen all over Insta, including my own…this crimper is what wavey hair dreams are made of.
  12. The Ultimate Face Primer: $36 | Creates a smooth surface for flawless, long-lasting makeup. Free of parabens, and phthalates, while containing vitamins A & E to protect the skin from environmental pollutants.
  13. Milk Mascara: $24 | I wish we had met sooner. A fluffy brush paired w/ a nourishing, volumizing formula. Contains hemp-derived cannabis oil and pure pigments. Added bonus: free of parabens, sulfates, Phthalates, gluten, fragrance, and silicone.
  14. Brush Set: This trio of makeup brushes is a great, cost-effective set to get you started. Includes a flat powder brush, blush brush, and eyeshadow brush.
  15. Amika Dry Shampoo: I have two dry shampoos that I love, but this will forever be my #1. That is all.
  16. Charlotte Tilbury Lip Liner: The prettiest liner for a pink-nude lip. I searched high and low for a neutral shade, and then a friend recommended this to me. *Color pillow talk.
  17. Lip Sleeping Mask: A leave-on lip mask packed with vitamin C that soothes, softens, and moisturizes the lips.
  18. Gen Nudes Matte Liquid Lipstick: This matte lipstick is my go to. Shade Juju is the perfect shade for any occasion.
  19. Glow On the Go Face Palette: Obviously we are seeing a trend here…mainly because BareMinerals has really stepped up their game. Bronzer, blush, and highlight palette. I have the bronzer & highlight in full size, and they are AMAZING. If you get this as a gift from me, do not be surprised haha.
  20. Pillow Talk Lipstick: Praying this shows up in my stocking. Consider this my letter to Santa. xx

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