Friday, December 12, 2014

Stocking Stuffers: Beauty Roundup

beauty products

At our December book club we had a bit of holiday fun with a "Favorites" gift exchange. The theme for our exchange this year was BEAUTY. Everyone wrapped their gift and put a card with a short clue or description of what was in the package. We couldn't open the package unless we could guess who it was from, it was really hard but fun to learn so much about each other! Once the gift was opened, it entered the white elephant exchange where the gift could be stolen up to 2 times before it was safe. It was really fun!! 

Here is a round up of some of our favorite items collectively. We thought we would pass these along in case you are looking for some of our favorite things as stocking-stuffer ideas!

Coast Scents Eye Pallete $20 This is for your MAC fix, when you don't want to spend quite that much. 

Bahama Mama Bronzer $18 Bahama Mama is a matte bronzer and also doubles as the perfect contour powder and matte brown eye shadow. Yes, this tropical beauty keeps busy! Creates the look of beautifully tanned skin without any orange undertones for a fresh-off-the-beach glow.

Real Techniques Contour Brush $6 Great brush for applying the Bahama Mama bronzer to contour in conjunction with the Real Techniques Blush Brush $8 for your cheeks.

Buxom lip plumping gloss $12 This is the item I received, I LOVE it!! Most lipsticks and chapsticks make my lips dry, but this product is wonderful. 

Victoria Secret Lip gloss 4 for $20 The girls love this for all the shiny fun shades. 

Seche Vite top coat nail polish $4 It was quite a hit at our retreat. This top coat can make any regular nail polish last up to a week. I rarely paint my nails because they don't last while doing dishes, playing in the sand, and bathing kids. This top coat lasted on my nails for more than 6 days! 

Burts Bees chapstick $3 This is the very best lip moisturizer (other than Bag Balm) and it makes your lips feel so nice and fresh with the subtle peppermint flavor. 

Aquaphor hand lotion $5 For a very good night time hand cream, this one does it. I say night because it is thick and takes a while to soak in. 

Trader Joes hand lotion $6 A great staple hand lotion to keep by every sink in the house, in your purse and the glove box in your car. 

Loreal Voluminous Lashes mascara $6 Some say the green and pink bottle is the best, but we feel this is the best. 

Candy Cane chapstick $3 It only comes around once a year, so stock up. It is a favorite to add a festive feel to any gift or stocking. 

ULTA Brow kit $12 Become your very own Brow Expert with this all in one pocket sized brow kit. The kit contains two brow powders, one tinted wax and a double ended applicator. Use the precise slanted tip applicator end for the powders; use the shades individually or combine the two to find your perfect customized shade. Once brows are filled in and defined, use the round shaped applicator end to smooth the tinted wax over the brows to set any stubborn hairs. In just a few quick steps, you've become the expert curator of your own dream brows!

Caboodle Organizer $30 This item was stolen several times in our exchange. Who doesn't love to organize and find a place for all your beauty products?

Catwalk Root Boost $15 For fine or thin hair, root boost sure helps give hair some nice lift. 

Demi Whispies Eyelashes $17 in black (no question) For that friend that loves to add a little detail that makes those eyes pop!

This is the gift card that each gal filled out and attached to her anonymous gift.

Happy shopping! Leave a comment and let us know your favorite beauty staples. 


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