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Beauty Holiday Gift Guide

Ahhhh… the sweet smell of sale in the air.

Mixed with the body odor and possibly even the stale Thanksgiving dinner drink breath of the hundreds of people crammed like sardines into the same store as you. Sounds appealing, right? LOL. Lets be honest, people. You and I would way rather sit at home in our jammies and sip hot cocoa while letting our fingers do all the work. Online shopping is where it’s AT, my friends!!

So I’m here to bring you my first gift guide: BEAUTY EDITION. Everything in this post has either been used by me or came highly recommended by someone I trust. I only endorse things I believe in! 🙂


Bite Mini Lipstick Set – This is definitely one of the most-used gifts I’ve ever received. No joke! I carry mine in my purse with me wherever I go! They’re SO handy for when you don’t have time to pick out a lipstick shade before you leave the house. You get in the car and BOOM you have four color options right there.

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Gift Set – Hands down the best primer I’ve ever owned. Usually just a mini of the primer is $16, so for you to be able to get all three of these for $22 is a STEAL.

Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray Mini Ornament –  I talked about this setting spray over in my All-Time Favorite Beauty Products post because I LOVE IT. And it doesn’t get more festive than an ornament!!

Wander Beauty Rose Gold Eye Masks – I have been dying to try these. Maybe I’ll wear them on my flight from LA to Honolulu and be THAT person. Hehehe. They come highly recommended and they’re rose gold, so like… what more could you ask for?

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Mini Ornament – Another ornament!! I’m telling you, these are the perfect “stocking stuffer” for your daughter, granddaughter, sister, friend, WHOEVER. I wear this literally every day and have gotten so many compliments!

Living Proof Travel-Sized Hair Set – I tried the dry shampoo for the first time while I was in NYC this summer and I was pleasantly surprised! I’m pretty picky when it comes to dry shampoo because I hate how most of them make my hair feel. But this one’s a different story! AND it comes with two other sprays. Seriously, take advantage of this deal ASAP.

IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara Mini Confetti Popper – I’ve gotten many a question about my lashes via Instagram stories, and it has always been while I’m wearing this mascara!! It’s my absolute favorite. Although I will say this: don’t get the full-size version! The mini is the best. Don’t ask me why because I have no clue whatsoever. But I’ve tried both and there’s something about the mini that makes it better! Plus this one comes INSIDE A CONFETTI POPPER. Possibly the most exciting way to open a gift ever.

Too Faced Tickled Peach Mini Eyeshadow Palette – My sister is a beauty vlogger (check her out!) and has the full size version of this. It. Smells. Incredible. All the Too Faced palettes do!! But I especially love these colors for fall/winter.

Milk Makeup The ‘Rents Stick Duo – The holy grail of blur sticks! PLUS a cooling, de-puffing under eye stick. For $20!!! Need.

NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Duo – Like the Bite mini lip set, these are so handy to have in my purse whenever I go out! Plus I love how easy they are to apply and how smoothly they go on.

Stila Glitter Liquid Eye Shadow Mini Set – These are perfect for the holidays! Tbh glittery anything is perfect for the holidays, but these are three different kinds of glittery. And they stay put! Wear it to your Christmas party and it’ll last all night. 😉

Colourpop First Charmer Super Shock Shadow Foursome – If liquid eyeshadow isn’t your thing, I would HIGHLY recommend these. I got them as a Christmas gift two years ago and STILL use them regularly! You’ll get an insane amount of compliments everywhere you go, believe me.

Tarteist PRO Glow to Go Highlight & Contour Palette – I’m a huge fan of the full-size version of this (it smells like hot cocoa!!), so the fact that it comes in a mini size is AMAZING! Perfect for those times you don’t wanna take your entire makeup collection. Or perfect if you’re semi-minimalist when it comes to makeup!

Tarte Quench Squad Hydrating Mini Lip Set – Okay, HOW CUTE is the packaging on these?!?! I’d probably buy them for the designs alone. The only thing I’d warn you about is to read the product description! These aren’t lipsticks. They’re tinted lip balms! Which I love, so they’re perfect for me. Just don’t get them thinking they are anything else!

Briogeo Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray Mini – I actually got some of this in an Ipsy bag a while back and I was hooked!! It made my hair so silky soft without feeling heavy or oily at all.

Invisibobble SLIM Ornament – These “hair ties” are allll the rage and have been for months! Once again, a perfect “stocking stuffer” for anyone with hair long enough to wear up. 😉

Buxom Full-On Fantasy Mini Lip Plumping Set – I lovvvveeee these! They’re great alone or on top of your favorite lipstick for some extra shine + plump. It is the most expensive item in this post, but WOW what a deal!! These are usually $21 for one gloss. But this is a set of EIGHT for $44!!! It’s the perfect gift for the makeup lover in your life. Jump. On. It.

BECCA Glow on the Go Highlighter Set – I mentioned the ornament earlier, but this one has two items! The pressed powder highlighter AND the spotlight wand for $20!!

Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray Duo – Okay, okay… this might be less of a gift and more of a practical purchase. Lol. But these are full size sprays, which are normal $32. This is TWO of them for $39!!! That’s insane!!

SUPERMASK – The Golden Mask – Another great stocking stuffer! It’s a face mask… but gold. For that “extra” friend in your life. 😉


Happy shopping, friends!! As always, if you have any questions about this post (or just questions in general), feel free to comment below or slide into my Instagram DMs!

Candidly,

Kristianna

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