Gift Guide: For the Beauty Lover (Tried & True Favorites!)

I don’t know about y’all, but makeup is the one thing that I never usually buy for myself. I’m always hesitant to spend my money on new products when they are usually expensive and I don’t know if I’ll love the product or not. That’s why I usually wait for Christmas to come around to ask for new products! This year a few things I’m asking for are the Clarisonic Mia (which I’ve heard works wonders on your skin!), this contour palette and this red lip kit.

All of the other products shown above are tried and true favorites… for example, the Tresemme shampoo and conditioner above are my absolute favorite hair products. I also use the Keratin serum on my hair before blow drying it and I swear by it! It helps to tame my frizz. Another favorite is the Smashbox Camera Ready BB cream – I own it in the color “fair” and use it as a highlighter to brighten underneath my eyes. It is another product that I swear by! I’ve been using this mascara for years and years and the primer is the best I’ve ever found, even compared to expensive department store brands. I’ve started ordering it in bulk online because it is hard to find in drugstores nowadays!

I’d love to know, what is your absolute favorite beauty product that you’d recommend as a gift?!


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  1. Great pics – I especially like that you've tried these products out and it's genuinely liked! I would recommend the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette. I got it as a birthday gift and the pigmentation and longevity are astounding! The colours are wearable and it's quickly become one of my favourite palettes.

  2. Great products! I've seen that mascara and wondered if it worked well. I love the Naked pallets!


    La Joie de Vivre

  3. So many great things here! I have the Clarisonic on my list too:)

    Heidi D.

  4. That's a wonderful list – thank you for sharing :). You really help out us kiddos that are workaholics and need spare time!

    I have a Clarisonic, and I love it. It makes your face feel great and you'll see differences for sure. I think if you read reviews you'll see this too – if you have sensitive skin, you might use it a little less – maybe not every day of not every time you wash your face. I use mine once a day. It's a good idea to clean the brush head fairly regularly to prolong its life (you'll still need to replace the brush head occasionally). There are some great pinterest pins out there on ways to clean it :). I use the sensitive rotating brush head too.

  5. Seems like so many great products!
    I got the clarasonic last year and had to return it because my skin HATED it! Such a bummer!!

    xo ClassToCloset

  6. I love the Naked palettes – I've been using them every day for years. I'll have to try that curling iron – you always have gorgeous hair! πŸ™‚

    xo, Brittney

    The Storm Life

  7. These are AWESOME ideas! I am so glad that you shared – so many great items!

  8. Such a great list of products!! Love the naked palettes, in loveeee!


  9. Really want the naked palette, everyone is praising them. I hope you have a nice day πŸ™‚

  10. Anonymous

    I love the Loreal Double Extend, great stuff! Working on my gift guide right now!

  11. Great picks for beauty queen:P

    Shall We Sasa

  12. I've used the mascara for years too! I used to use the one with lenghting serum (or something like that) in it but it's since been discontinued so I've switched to the normal! Still amazing and I totally agree….hard to find sometimes!

    Emily at Style Cubby

  13. I hope you get the items on your wish list.

  14. Love Loreal. I have a different mascara of theirs that I'm obsessed with πŸ™‚

    x Sarah

  15. I'm going to have to try the Loreal mascara! I'm a huge fan of Hypnose…However, the price looks a lot beter on the Loreal ;)!

    β™₯ Sammy

  16. Stunning post!

  17. I just blogged about my Clarisonic Mia (pink of course!!). It's a game-changer! πŸ™‚

  18. I always love seeing what mascara people like the most because I feel like it's the only thing that doesn't matter on your skin type or coloring! Everyone wants long and voluptuous lashes no matter what! Thanks for sharing!

  19. I asked for the Clarisonic Mia this year also! I have so many friends who swear by it, I want one for myself! I just started using urban decay products and I love their 'naked' foundation and 'big fatty' mascara.


  20. That contour and highlight palette looks like an awesome gift to give/receive this upcoming season! You always have the best gift ideas in your blog

    xo, carli
    Puppies and Polka Dots

  21. I love using Crest white strips so I definitely need to check out that whitening tray! Thanks for sharing!


  22. You'll love the Clarisonic – it really lives up to the hype, so I hope that Santa leaves it under the tree for you. πŸ™‚ I also recommend the Naked palette as a gift – I have had mine for 2 or 3 years now I think and it still is awesome. I personally want the Nirvana perfume as a gift – I love the scent!

    ~ Christina

  23. Huge fan of the Bobbi Brown lip glosses….and the gift sets are such a good deal!


  24. I really want to try the teeth whitening kit! Love this gift guide!


  25. Anonymous

    I'd definitely recommend the Better than Sex mascara and the Country palette by Too Faced Cosmetics!

  26. Love the pretty colors of the Bobbi Brown lip gloss and the good assortment of taupe and brown colors on the Naked 2 eyeshadow palette is so attractive too! Thanks for the recommendation!


  27. I feel the same way! I've had one too many beauty product let-downs. which is why it is so nice that sephora has an amazing return policy. it gets me to commit a little sooner instead of spending hours upon hours staring at little black cases in store.

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

  28. Such great products.

    Eea P

  29. Great picks!! I love them!
    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  30. Love the Loreal Double Extend. Just bought two, BOGO at Ulta Monday with Ulta coupon!!! It has changed packaging and is now red on one end and white on the other. It may be at other places as well as I was looking for the gold and white tube!

  31. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my clarisonic πŸ™‚ i promise you you'll love it. I cant wash my face without it now!