Thursday, December 4, 2014

B's Holiday Beauty Gift Guide + GIVEAWAYS


Fun beauty products always make their way onto my holiday wish list, but it can sometimes be difficult to buy them for other people when you're not sure of their color, texture, or brand preferences. Here are some of my absolute favorite beauty gift picks that are sure to please any product junkie on your shopping list!

Cirque Colors nail polish
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 Ok ladies, listen up...you know we love glitter and you know we are polish fiends, so when we tell you that we have discovered the absolute BEST nail polish out there, you know it's time to fill your shopping cart!

Cirque Colors is our newest polish obsession - we literally cannot get enough of the eye-catching glitters and holographics, though there are also plenty of shimmers and cremes if you want to go lighter on the glitz. Simply put, these are the most creative shades out there right now, so you'll want to get in on this action.

Amazingly, this polish is also quite resilient - I recently sported a Lullaby mani that remained chip-free for days and days (and I mean...just look at that reflecting, chunky glitter! I'm in love!). I'm used to beautiful glitters from other brands that chip before I head out to dinner, so discovering a polish this gorgeous that is long-lasting is a true treat!

Manicure Day 4: 100% chip-free!
M and I have been lucky enough to meet and chat with Cirque's founder, Annie Pham, at several recent events and love how passionate she is about her creative hand-blended polishes. We'll be posting a full feature on some of our very favorite Cirque shades later this month, so check back soon for our top recommendations (and for a chance to win some polishes to take home!).

MAKE Cosmetics

When I first encountered MAKE products at the Birchbox store, I was immediately drawn in by the stark, chic packaging, especially as it contrasted with the bold pigments of the cosmetics. I'm partial to the creamy molten shadow that has true staying power and a striking metallic glimmer, but there are tons of fantastic options in the entire line. If you're looking to try a newer makeup brand that has consistently high quality across the entire line, MAKE is for you!

Sephora perfume sampler
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The Sephora fragrance sampler is a tried and true gift that is one of my go-to items for that person on your list who is impossible to shop for. I first came across this gem when M gifted it to me and her other bridesmaids for being in her wedding (as if she could keep me away!). This gift box includes a set of perfume samples in some of Sephora's most popular scents - the recipient tries them out, and then trades in the certificate that comes with the gift box for a full-size bottle of the scent of her choosing. Not only is this a great way to branch out and try some new fragrances risk-free, but as a bonus, you also get to keep all of the little sprays! 

Finding Ferdinand lipstick kit
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Have you ever been on the hunt for the perfect lipstick but somehow, every shade you find is juuuuuust slightly off from what you had envisioned? Now you don't have to settle for whatever your local drugstore has to offer - Finding Ferdinand provides you with a 16-color lip palette that you can use to mix and match and create your perfect shade! Once you've designed your winning color combination, you can submit the color blend to the company along with your product's name, and you'll receive a custom tube of your personal lipstick.

Elizabeth Arden moisturizing lipstick + perfume

As a self-proclaimed product junkie, I've tried more than my fair shade of bold red lipsticks and I have to say that Red Door Red by Elizabeth Arden is the most flattering one that I've owned! It's part of the moisturizing lipstick line, which will keep your lips feeling creamy and looking bright all day long. There are a bunch of beautiful statement colors in this collection - I love Ultraviolet for a night out with the girls, and Beauty for a vampy date night look! Any of these lipsticks would make an amazing stocking stuffer for your favorite glamor gal.

Of course, Elizabeth Arden is also known for its feminine fragrances, so you'll want to add Untold Absolu to your shopping list. This sophisticated addition to the Untold collection is a warmer floral scent that features ripe berry notes - it's definitely appropriate for a holiday soiree, and also a special kiss under the mistletoe!

And speaking of kisses...we have a fun giveaway to keep your lips kissably red this holiday season!


Enter our giveaway to win your own tube of Elizabeth Arden Red Door Red lipstick!

And while it may not technically be a beauty product, a pair of Vigoss jeans is always a welcome gift, and also makes a great holiday treat for yourself! Our Vigoss giveaway is still running, so enter below for the chance to win the pair of jeans of your choice:

Which beauty product is topping your holiday wish list?

xoxo
B

32 comments :

  1. Ohh loving those nail polishes and that lipstick! Gorgeous!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  2. I would want the faded Chelsea Skinny jeans and I would rock them with boots!

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  3. That lipstick color is gorgeous!! Love it!

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  4. that lipstick is fabulous on you! love elizabeth arden perfume as well.

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  5. Loving those polishes! You look fab in that lipstick...I couldn't pull it off, lol!

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  6. Love the fragrance sampler from Sephora, would be perfect for my niece and I would love on for myself lol!!

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  7. These are all great ideas! I love the gift package ideas from Sephora!

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  8. I love the gift packaging ideas from Sephora. :)

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  9. I've got to try the red lips! I love it on other people but never brave enough to try it on myself.

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  10. Those Cirque polishes look pretty cool. I'm excited to hear more about them..I'm a sucker for nail polish. I asked for the Sephora fragrance sampler...love those things. Last year I got the mascara won..SCORE!

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  11. I love the Make products, they are some of my favorites! Their shadows are perfect!

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  12. I'm a big lip color fan, and that shade of lipstick is absolutely gorgeous! Looks great on you :)

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  13. That color looks fabulous on you!!! I really am trying to be more brave with my lip colors.

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  14. I would love to try the Finding Ferdinand lipstick kit!

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  15. the lipstick looks great on you and i love the eye shadows on here

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  16. My favorite are the MAKE Cosmetics.

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  17. I love the Finding Ferdinand lipstick kit.
    Tara Woods

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  18. I love it, you little hottie! You look absolutely gorgeous and all of these beauty items are spot on. I love that lip palette so much!
    Red lips legitimately terrify me and intrigue me all in one - I'm so scared I can't pull them off that I think I get in my head about it and then never try.

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  19. The Finding Ferdinand lipstick kit.

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  20. The fragrance sampler is my favorite!

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  21. For the jeans, I like the VIGOSS Skinny Jagger!

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  22. I love the Chelsea Eyelash Straight jeans
    RC- Tara Woods

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  23. I like the New York Super Stretch Slim Boot

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  24. My favorite is the Finding Ferdinand lipstick kit

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  25. I like the gift packaging ideas from Sephora.

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  26. My favorite item is the Sephora perfume sampler

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  27. I like the Cirque Colors nail polish.

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  28. My favorite gift guide item is the Cirque color nail polish.

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  29. I like the gift packaging ideas from Sephora.

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  30. I like the Sephora perfume sampler
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