Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Holiday Gift Guide 2017

The holiday shopping season is here and I’ve rounded up some awesome beauty products that would make fantastic gifts or stocking stuffers for that beauty lover in your life, or for yourself! From lipsticks to lashes, perfumes, and jewelry — these are products that I’m smitten with and the best part is that they’re all under $50! I hope this little guide helps you find the perfect gift!

Holiday Gift Guide 2017


• SWIMMABLES LONGWEAR MATTE LIQUID LIPSTICK KIT ($22.50 FOR 4 X 3.5 G) 

I’m kicking things off with these adorable mini liquid lipsticks from Cargo Cosmetics. I’ve been really enjoying Cargo’s holiday launches this year (check out my review of their limited edition Emerald City Eyeshadow Palette and Blockbuster Eyeshadow Palette) and being a matte lip junkie that I am, I thought this little lip kit was so adorable (plus, they’re convenient to carry and are super travel-friendly)! All four colors in this kit are incredibly beautiful! They have a wet-to-dry formula that sets within seconds to give a full color coverage that’s non-drying and long lasting.

This kit includes the colors:

  • Brighton – warm rusty orange
  • Cape Town – cool pinky mauve
  • Portofino – bright red
  • Newport – muted red plum

Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Holiday Gift Guide 2017


TRAVEL GEL LIP COLOR KIT ($25.00 FOR 6 X 2 G) 

Cargo Cosmetics also released all six of their top selling Gel Lip Colors in a limited edition green and gold travel-sized packaging for the holidays. These lip colors have a lightweight and ultra moisturizing, semi-sheer finish with subtle shine. They apply on very smoothly and are super comfortable and hydrating to wear; I really enjoy the lush payoff.

This kit includes the shades:

  • Sicily – strawberry red
  • Manhattan – neutral rose
  • Barbados – vibrant coral (my favorite)
  • Venice – deep burgundy red
  • Bora Bora – bright cool-toned pink
  • Jamaica – dark plummy purple

Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Holiday Gift Guide 2017


ENJOY YOUR JOURNEY EYESHADOW PALETTE ($18.00 FOR 11.1 G) 

This travel-friendly eyeshadow palette is cute and portable, featuring an easy-to-wear neutral brown color scheme that consists of two satin-matte shades and four shimmery shades in a convenient compact with a nicely sized mirror on the inside. These eye colors have a soft, finely milled texture with great pigmentation and color payoff. They all wear well together, apply effortlessly, blend readily, and have minimal fall-outs. Any makeup lover would enjoy this little beauty as it’s packed with product and the wearable, every day colors can be used to easily create a soft daytime look or a subtle smokey eye.

This palette contains the shades:

  • soft beige taupe (satin-matte)
  • deep purplish brown (shimmer)
  • dark bronze with a golden undertone (shimmer)
  • cool medium brown (shimmer)
  • light taupe (shimmer)
  • nude cream (satin-matte)

Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Holiday Gift Guide 2017


DREAM LUMINIZER TRIO ($45.00 FOR 7.8 G) 

Jane Iredale released this breathtaking limited edition highlighter trio as part of their holiday collection and I’m so in love! The highlight shades come in a beautiful purple stacked circular compact with a little mirror underneath the lid. These fine pearlescent powders feel luxuriously soft and contain ultra fine shimmers that disperse smoothly onto the skin to give an ethereal luminosity that brightens up the complexion instantly. They’re nicely pigmented and can be applied on softly for a delicate sheen or layered on for a more intense radiance. I love all three of these highlighters so much — their quality, pigmentation, and performance is just stunning!

This trio includes the shades:

  • true white with a pink shift
  • lightened peach with silver shimmers
  • soft yellow gold

Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Holiday Gift Guide 2017


LID LUSH EYELASH SUBSCRIPTION BOX ($13 – $23 PER MONTH) 

I’m a huge false eyelash addict and collector, and am always on the hunt to try new brands and lash styles, and stumbled upon this awesome false eyelash subscription box from Lid Lush that I thought was so cool! I’ve seen beauty, clothing, jewelry, and accessories subscription services, but never one of false eyelashes — what a genius idea!

You can check out their affordable, cruelty-free mink and faux mink eyelash collections, and order your favorite pairs on the spot (all lashes are only $13.00), or you can build your own lash box each month by choosing how many pairs and what styles you want per month. Every month is a new curation of lash styles that you can pick from and if you prefer to be surprised, then they’ll choose the styles for you. The subscription renews automatically on the 15th of every month and you can skip or cancel any time that you want, but just make sure to do so before the 15th to avoid getting charged for that month. You save money when you order more than one pair with the subscription — 1 pair for $13, 2 pairs for $19, and 3 pairs for $23 (best value)! The subscription box ships free within the US and there’s a $5 flat rate shipping fee for regular purchases with no subscription (free shipping on orders over $50 and over $75 for international customers). Check out their FAQs here for more details on the subscription, ordering, and shipping.

Holiday Gift Guide 2017

I was gifted the November lash box and was surprised with three pairs of eyelashes — one pair from their faux mink collection in Faux #3 and two real mink pairs in Lush #3 and Lush #17. The quality of these lashes are phenomenal for the price point — they’re all ultra soft and have such a beautiful fluffiness and shine to them. They accentuate the eyes and give a super glamorous and volumizing appeal that’s so addicting. If you like false eyelashes or subscription boxes, this company is definitely worth checking out!

Holiday Gift Guide 2017


MINI PERFUMES ($50) 

It can be tricky gifting fragrances, especially when you don’t know what kind of scents the receiver likes, but if you stick to best-sellers like Prada Candy or Marc Jacobs Daisy, you can rest assure that your gift will be a hit! These two scents are some of my favorites and their miniature sizes are ridiculously adorable, purse-friendly, and make great room decor!

Prada Candy ($44.99 for 0.68 fl. oz.) has an addicting sweet and feminine scent with notes of white musks, benzoin, and caramel accord; I describe this as “sugary goodness” because it’s so intoxicating and seductive!

Marc Jacobs Variety Daisy Set ($49.99 for 4 x 0.13 fl. oz.) comes with four mini glass perfume bottles, decorated in lovely daisy flowers and possesses a blend of strawberry, red raspberry, vanilla, jasmine, and white woods with an overall, beautiful floral scent that’s fresh and elegant.

Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Holiday Gift Guide 2017


HANDMADE JEWELRY ($13 – $50) 

Last, but not least, you can never go wrong with jewelry, especially when they’re handmade pieces that have unique characteristics that truly make them one-of-a-kind. Dainty jewelry are elegant and timeless, and how matter who the wearer is, they’ll always add a beautiful touch to complete a look. Landon Lacey Jewelry carries a stunning range of affordable, delicate gemstone jewelry that would make wonderful gifts! Her creations are so beautifully made and she puts an emphasis on presentation with all of her pieces come mailed in a signature gift box or organza gift bag.

Here are some of my favorite pieces:

Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Holiday Gift Guide 2017

I had so much fun sharing my favorite picks this holiday season with you all and I hope you enjoyed this compilation! Let me know what your favorite items were and what’s on your wishlist this year?

Thank you so much for reading!

-LJ

(These products were sent for consideration. The opinions are 100% my own.)

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