Holiday Gift Guide: for the beauty lover

We spent yesterday morning at the CVS MinuteClinic because Pete has been super sick.  He left with antibiotics and I left with a few new beauty products to try and some inspiration for this post.  Hopefully you’re all way more prepared for Christmas than I am… but, just in case you aren’t, here’s a little help for the beauty lover in your life.  These are some of my favorite drugstore products and everything is under $20!

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1. L’OREAL COLOUR RICHE LA PALETTE NUDE 2

2. PURE CLAY MASK

3. ESSIE GEL COUTURE NAIL POLISH

4. PHYSICIANS FORMULA BRONZER, BLUSH & EYESHADOW

5. L’OREAL PARIS COLOUR RICHE COLLECTION LIP COLOR

6. OGX RENEWING ARGAN OIL OF MOROCCO VOLUMINOUS MOUSSE

7. VOLUMINOUS MASCARA (used this on my wedding day!)

8. NEUTROGENA HYDRO BOOST GEL-CREAM

9. OPI NAIL ENVY

If your shopping list still looks anything like mine, hit your local drugstore, grab some of these and call it a day.  Or, pick up a few for yourself, grab a glass of wine and Amazon Prime the rest!  Happy Shopping! xoxo

POPSUGAR September Must Have Box

It’s officially the weekend and I’m kicking it off with a look at the September POPSUGAR Must Have Box! This box was so much better than I imagined and I have a few new favorites already!

Jack & Lucy Bicoastal Wide Brim Hat ($58)
So, I have to say, I’m not really a hat person but this is pretty cute.  I could definitely see my sister wearing this (hey, Jaime!) and she might just be able to borrow it if she asks nicely.
Briogeo Don’t Despair Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask ($36)
I love a good hair mask and this one is on the agenda for Sunday night.  I’ll let you all know how it goes but I’m definitely excited to try this new-to-me brand!
Smith & Cult Lip Lacquer ($22)
This color looks brighter than anything I would ever wear, but I tried it out and it’s pretty sheer, which makes it super pretty and totally wearable.
NCLA Mani E.R Tool Kit ($16)
You never know when a nail emergency is going to strike and this adorable nail tool kit has made it’s way into my desk at work.
Gluten Free Bites Dark Chocolate Coconut Bites ($5)
I would never go out of my way to buy anything Gluten Free, so I was hesitant to try these.  I brought them to work “in case I got hungry” and opened them on Monday.  They’re almost gone. So… thumbs up on a delicious healthy snack!
flint Lint Roller ($10)
With a dog and a cat and a love for black clothing, lint rollers are basically a requirement in my life.  This one is super cute and perfect to keep in my bag for lint-rolling on the go.
I have to say, I’m super impressed with the POPSUGAR #MustHaveBox.  If you’re interested in trying it, check out http://bit.ly/2bmyX1F  and use SHOP5 (it never expires!) for $5 off of your FIRST Must Have Box!

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Smashbox – Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick

These products were provided by Smashbox for review. As always, all opinions are my own.

Let’s start by saying I’m usually a Chapstick & lip gloss kind of girl but that didn’t hinder my excitement when this gorgeous package from Smashbox filled with nineteen shades of the new Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick arrived on my doorstep. That excitement led to my first attempt at arm swatches which was hilarious.  I should have taken a picture of my right hand at the end of this, because it was COVERED in liquid lipstick. Beginners luck?

Anyway…Look. at. all. of. those. colors. Plus, there’s a fun collaboration shade from Lilly Singh called “Bawse” – a gorgeous, deep red.  So freakin’ pretty.

 

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