I always feel better about taking the leap on an expensive product, or going for a gift idea that has someone’s stamp of approval on it. Especially someone whose taste, style, and overall opinion I admire! All over the internet, bloggers, vloggers, retailers, and more, are making gift guides to encourage YOU to make certain choices as you shop this Christmas. I love seeing the creativity put into some of these guides, and I’ll be honest, some of my favorite products of 2017 have been discovered in YouTube “Favorites” videos and bloggers “Must-Have” guides. I’m often curious about what other people are loving/reading/wearing/listening to/using, etc. and every month, I share a list of my compiled favorites too.
Throughout the rest of Blogmas, I am going to share stocking stuffer and gift ideas made up of my all-time favorite things from 2017.
These guides will only include products I absolutely, 100% love, recommend, and would restock without a blink of an eye. There will be a guide for men, book lovers, style mavens, homebodies, and more! Every single item in these guides has my full stamp of approval, and would make a great gift or stocking stuffer for the people in your life. I hope these guides prove helpful - and at the very least - they will serve as 2017 roundups of all my favorite things!
First up...a shopping guide for that person in your life who is all things skincare-hair-beauty obsessed. I certainly qualify as one of those people (I obviously love that kind of stuff!) and these are ALL products I’d love to receive!
Blogmas Day 13: Stocking Stuffer & Gift Guide for the Beauty Lover
#1 - Sleepy Body Lotion by LUSH ($19.95)
This body lotion is absolutely delicious...not that you’re supposed to eat it. You know what I mean. It smells of lavender, honey, a hint of vanilla, and is the perfect pre-bedtime lotion after a long shower. So relaxing! Buy it here.
#2 - Glazen Eye Gloss by Butter London ($25)
This eye gloss is the perfect shadow to spice up your holiday makeup routine, and is made of the loveliest, pigmented glitter gloss for your lid. My favorite shade is Mermaid - it’s a sparkling green-grey and makes my eyes pop! Buy it here.
#3 - Soy Face Cleanser by Fresh ($38)
The ultimate facial cleanser. This cleanser does it all and makes every morning and night routine feel like a spa treatment. Buy it here.
#4 - Color Sensation Creamy Matte Lipstick by Maybelline ($7.48)
This lipstick has the loveliest finish, and is a great choice for someone who doesn’t like liquid lipstick but wants a long-lasting color. My favorite colors are Clay Crush and Lust for Blush. Buy it here.
#5 - Kitten Eye Shadow by Stila ($18)
This is the perfect shadow to highlight your inner corner and brow bone. If you’re looking for a high-quality shadow to pop in a stocking - this is the one. Buy it here.
#6 - GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream to Brighten and Depuff by Origins ($31)
This is one of my FAVORITE favorites of the whole year. This eye cream does exactly what it says it does, and makes you look like you had a full 8 hours of sleep...even when you didn’t. Buy it here.
#7 - Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow by Stila ($24)
This liquid eyeshadow is so easy to apply, stays on all day, and is the most beautiful full sweep of glitter your eyelids have ever seen! Perfect for a low-maintenance look that makes a ton of impact. Buy it here.
#8 - Purity Made Simple Cleanser ($21)
This facial cleanser removes all makeup and is my go-to night-time cleanser. After cleansing, your skin will be so clean and will look bright and refreshed. It also comes in a travel size which is perfect if you’re often on the go! Buy it here.
#9 - Brightside Bubble Bar from LUSH ($12.95)
This multi-use bubble bar is the perfect gift for a bath lover! It fills your bath with SO MANY bubbles, smells citrusy, relaxing, and fresh...and your skin feels amazing after. It’s cleansing but also moisturizing! Buy it here.
#10 - Kristin Ess Weightless Shine Leave In Conditioner ($10)
I use this leave in everyday and it has made all the difference for my dry, naturally frizzy hair. Use while your hair is damp and thank me later! Buy it here.
#11 - Airbrush Blurring Foundation Brush by It Cosmetics ($24)
This is the best foundation brush I have ever used - and I’ve tried quite a few! This trumps all beauty blenders and other brushes, applying your foundation like magic. Buy it here.
#12 - Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer ($14.99)
This is the only bronzer I’ve worn all year, and has the best application. Not to mention, it smells like a tropical vacation and who doesn’t love that? Buy it here.
#13 - Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour by MAC ($21)
I have tried and worn countless liquid lipcolors, hoping to find one that ACTUALLY lasts all-day, no matter what. This is the only lipcolor I have found to do just that. I can eat a burger with this stuff on and don’t need to reapply afterwards...and to me, that is the ultimate test! Buy it here.
#14 - HASK Argan Oil Repairing Deep Conditioner ($1.77)
Can you beat that price tag? Throw a bunch of these in everyone’s stockings, because they are hair-savers. This hair mask is perfect for recovering your hair after lots of weather and heat damage. Buy it here.
#15 - Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter by BECCA ($38)
A bit pricey for a highlighter, but I’ll tell you, Champagne Pop is my go-to, no matter what other highlighters I have in my bag. It is stunning and seems to be a universally flattering shade. Buy it here.
#16 - Creme Brulee Honey Bath by Laura Mercier ($45)
This is the ultimate luxury bath product for that person who appreciates high-quality products and a long, hot bath. As I’m typing these words, I can smell it! This scent is just SO yummy! Buy it here.
#17 - The Body Shop Tea Tree Face Mask ($17)
I have used this face mask all year and have recommended it to countless people! You feel the results in your skin almost immediately, and is the best way to end a day! Plus: the pot lasts forever! Buy it here.
#18 - Eyeshadow Primer Potion Tube by Urban Decay ($22)
I consider this product a MUST in every makeup bag. This stuff is like glue, and keeps your eye makeup on all day. I’ve tried others, but nothing works as well as this one! Buy it here.
#19 - Ouai Dry Shampoo Foam ($28)
There is no other dry shampoo but this one, in my book. This smells amazing, leaves your hair feeling like you just washed it, and because it is a foam, it doesn’t leave a white cast on your roots! Buy it here.
#20 - AERIN Beauty Waterlily Sun Eau de Parfum ($120)
This incredible scent is worth every penny. A perfect, all-year, all-occasion scent that will receive so many compliments, you’ll be shocked! A little goes a long way, and the bottle is gorgeous to display on your nightstand. This is a beautiful gift for anyone on your list! Buy it here.
There you have it! My first gift guide of Blogmas! Share in the comments what your beauty faves of 2017 were - I’d love to know! See you tomorrow!