2013 Holiday Gift Guide

I can’t believe Christmas is less than two weeks away! If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably rushing to get some last minute online holiday shopping done, and what girl doesn’t like getting cosmetics under their Christmas trees?

Here are my top picks for holiday gifts this year, categorized by budget.

Holiday Gifts Under $200

Clarisonic Mia2™ Amethyst Radiance Collection Affiliate

I love my Clarisonic, and I use it twice a day, sometimes three times a day if I’m feeling oily or after yoga. It leaves me with that super-clean feeling that can’t be duped! Especially in this Houston humidity, this would be the perfect gift for anyone who hasn’t already jumped on the Clarisonic bandwagon – male or female.

Buy Now for $155 ($225 Value)

Stila Artist Signature Set Affiliate

This impressive makeup set comes packed with a huge range of colors and is sure to you get in the spirit of giving (or keeping) this holiday season. Featuring 15 deluxe Lip Glazes, eight Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liners, three deluxe Smudge Crayons, three Pro-Artistry Brushes, and warm and cool-themed eye and cheek palettes, this set completes any makeup arsenal. Get creative or use the instructional booklet for how-to tips and tricks from Stila’s Pro Artists.

Buy Now for $185 ($605 value)

Holiday Gifts Under $100

Make Up For Ever Ultimate Long Lasting Lip Set Affiliate

Ultimate Long Lasting Lip is a must-have for every lip color junkie. This limited-edition collection perfectly pairs six Aqua Rouge and six Aqua Lip in a versatile array of shades from neutral to dramatic. Define your lips with Aqua Lip, a creamy, non-transferable lip liner for long lasting, glide-on precision. Fill in with a shade of Aqua Rouge, a waterproof, highly pigmented liquid lip color for a matte or lacquered finish. Finish with Aqua Rouge clear top coat to seal in perfection.

Buy Now for $98 ($258 value)

Red Carpet Manicure Pro 45 Starter Kit Affiliate

Red Carpet Manicure LED GEL Polish and products from the Red Carpet Manicure system for a beautiful manicure that gives in minutes, weeks of gorgeous color and incredible shine, that lasts and lasts.

This set includes:

  • LED bulbs are 6 watts (3 lights at 2 watts each)
  • 110 voltage

Buy Now for $69.99

Bobbi Brown Twilight Pink Lip & Eye Palette Affiliate

This sleek, fold-out mirror compact features 10 eye shadows in mix-and-match textures for creating matte, shimmering, and light-catching looks that are complimented by four shades of Creamy Lip Color.

This set contains:

  • 8 Eye Shadow in Ivory, Canary Shimmer Wash, Cool Ivory, Nude, Slate, Truffle, Twilight Pink Metallic, Espresso
  • 2 Eye Shadow in Dusk Sparkle, Opal Sparkle
  • 4 Creamy Lip Color in Twilight Pink, Nude Pink, Pale Mauve, Bronzed Pink

Buy Now for $80

Too Faced Better Than Sex Modern Matte Collection Affiliate

Discover the soft, sexy sophistication of the modern matte look with this unique collection. Better Than Sex Mascara’s hourglass-shaped brush separates, coats, and curls each lash to voluptuous perfection with a formula that will give you the most intense black, oversized, multidimensional lashes possible. The deluxe-sized Perfect Eyes Eyeliner in Perfect Black glides on with the ease of a gel liner, and then locks down for more than eight hours of smudge-proof wear. The Matte Eye Shadow Palette, combined with deluxe size Shadow Insurance eye shadow primer, provides 24-hour, crease-proof, smudge-proof wear. The three-piece, cruelty-free Teddy Bear Hair Brush Set makes application a snap.

Buy Now for $65 ($105 Value)

Holiday Gifts Under $50

OCC Pro’s Picks Lip Tar Set v2.0 Affiliate

A fabulous new innovation in lip color, OCC Lip Tar combines the longevity of a lipstick with the easy application of a gloss, delivering an opaque and comfortably long-wearing finish. These spring colors are ready-to-wear or can be mixed, depending on your mood.

This set contains: Lip Tar in Kava Kava (medium peach), Lydia (darkroom plum), Hoochie (vibrant magenta), Pretty Boy (super-rich fuchsia), Iced (pure white frost) and Lip Brush

Buy Now for $49 ($98 value)

Smashbox Full Exposure Palette Affiliate

This totally versatile palette is organized with crease-resistant, long-wearing shimmers in the top row and velvety smooth mattes along the bottom. Fourteen essential neutral shades include a range of nudes, blacks, shimmers, and mattes. Use the brilliant eye shape chart, dual-ended brush, and Full Exposure Mascara to complete any look.

Buy Now for $49

Too Faced Joy To The Girls Eyeshadow Palette Affiliate

What it is:
A festive collection of 15 rich and highly pigmented matte and shimmer shadows, plus a full-size LashGASM Mascara.

What it does:
Joy to the Girls makes going holiday glam joyfully easy. These universally flattering shades, packaged in a pretty, carry-anywhere mega palette, can be worn alone or layered beautifully for endless possibilities. Reference the easy-to-follow illustrated tutorials inside the palette cover for inspirational “weekday,” “weekend,” and “party time” looks.

Buy Now for $46 ($275 value)


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