Sunday, November 19, 2017

Gift Guide: 7 Beauty Gifts Under $50

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmassss! Our artificial trees are up, the hot cocoa and marshmallows are stocked, and the Hallmark movies are running. The only thing missing are gift guides! With that being said, each week leading up until the Christmas holiday, I will be providing gift guides for all of the loved ones in your circle. Today I'm rounding up my favorite holiday beauty sets under $50.

Each year, my girlfriends and I get together at my house for a secret santa/white elephant gift exchange! The first thing that came to my mind when I ran across these holiday sets, was that party! These are the perfect gifts for your beauty obsessed friends (or daughter, sister, etc), while being easy on your wallet. Whose ready!? 

MAC Snowball Nude Lip Bag, $39.50 // MAC killed it with the holiday gift sets this year! I think I want them all, so you'll see their name mentioned a few times in this post. This set is my number one favorite of the collection! It includes a full sized lipstick (Sending Love), liner (Doubletime), and gloss (Iced Dream) in beautiful pink-tinged nude shades. If you know me, you know I love a good nude lip over anything, so this was the perfect excuse to try a new color combination. The trio comes packaged inside of a really pretty case as well, which has plenty of room for a few additional lipsticks, liners and glosses. If I could, I would give one of these to every girlfriend I have! It's that good. 

Smashbox Travel Primer Set, $22 // Smashbox is another brand I use regularly for makeup. This trio of travel sized face primers helps defeat shine and blur pores for a perfectly smooth appearance to skin. I swear by this if I'm going out to shoot pictures for the blog, heading to an event etc. This works great for all skin types, but I would especially recommend it to those who get shiny throughout the day!

Fresh Skincare Cult Classics, $19.50 // This little set will give you hydrated skin and nourished lips for 24 hours. The Soy Face Cleanser is one of my holy grail skincare products. It smells good, leaves my skin feeling clean and smooth, and it works for all skin types. I've been dying to test out the Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy, so when I saw it came inside of this kit it was a done deal. I struggle with dry lips and use Sugars regular lip treatment daily, but the advanced therapy is supposed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and smooth cracks etc. I can't wait to try it!

MAC Snow Ball Eye Compact, $29.50 // Wintry shades for the win! This palette comes with six of MAC's most popular smokey eye shades to drench your lids in this seasons most lustrous colors. Personally, I'm a big fan of both the smokey eye and MAC makeup so I knew this was something I wanted to try, and it doesn't disappoint. The colors are very pigmented and last all day without reapplication. It comes in two color options (rose gold pictured above), and sold out in store at our Nordstrom within the first 48 hours of putting it out. 

MAC Snow Ball Mini Brush Kit, $29.50 // Rose gold seems to be the color of the season for MAC! This kit comes with a full size powder brush, shadow brush, and liner brush nestled inside of the cutest little case (pom pom included). This is the perfect gift for the girl on the go! It's travel sized, so it fits inside of your purse perfectly for touch ups throughout the day. I also highly recommend the quality of these brushes, and what girl doesn't love a good brush set?

Sugar Lip Blooming Beauties Collection, $38 // Four of Sugar's best-selling lip treatments in one box. If you follow me on stories, or have been reading my blog for awhile, then you know I highly recommend Sugar Lip products. What I love about this particular product is that it smooths and nourishes your lips like a chapstick would, but it also tints them like lipstick. The four colors included are Original (has SPF in it), Rose, Bloom, and Petal. I got one of these for my sister last year as a stocking stuffer, and she's been hooked ever since!

MAC Snow Ball Nude Mini Lip Gloss Kit, $29.50 // This is one of MAC's limited edition kits. It includes three nude glosses in shades Below Freezing, Winter Warmer, and Iced Over. I am typically loyal to BareMinerals for gloss, however they discontinued the gloss I loved so I decided to try out this set from MAC instead. The glosses are creamy and the shades go perfectly over their lipsticks. I always use a gloss over my lipstick, and love to find new colors to pair together. This would be the perfect gift for the girl who loves natural hued makeup. 

These are definitely sets for the girly girl who loves makeup or skincare, but I don't think you can go wrong with any of them! They are all on my personal wishlist, and I bought several of them as gifts to bring to the holiday parties I have this year. You can see additional gift set options at different price points here.


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