Holiday Beauty Gift Guide-$40 and Under

Holiday Beauty Gift Guide-$40 and Under

Holiday Beauty Gift Guide- $40 and Under

Holiday Beauty Gift Guide- All $40 and Under

Are you ready to start your holiday shopping early this year?? Shopping for the beauty lover in your life, on a budget nonetheless, can be a bit of a struggle- but it doesn’t have to be. I’ve done the hard for you! Check out my Holiday Beauty Gift Guide-$40 and Under! Click any of the product titles below to shop directly via my LiketoKnowIt!


Holiday Beauty Gift Guide-$40 and Under: Skincare

Tula Glow & Get It Cooling and Brightening Eye Balm

The perfect holiday beauty gift to start out the guide! The Tula Glow & Get It Cooling and Brightening Eye Balm is a staple in my daily routine! This eye balm instantly hydrates, cools, and fills in fine lines around the eye. Also helps with dark circles and puffiness.

Tula Protect and Glow Daily Sunscreen- SPF 30

We all need a great SPF in our skincare routine, and this one is my favorite! This daily SPF 30 sunscreen not only protects skin from the negative effects of sun rays, pollution and blue light, but also gives skin a perfect dewy look. Plus, it smells delicious!

Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Drops

Having a healthy glow all year round is SO easy with these drops! They come in a variety of different shades to match YOUR glow and are made with color correcting technology to keep your glow looking naturally gorgeous. Mix in your favorite moisturizer and get your glow on!

Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque

This mask will last you a lifetime! Perfect for every skin type, it visibly minimizes pores and blackheads instantly, leaving skin refined and smooth.

Origins- Merry Masks Our 5 Best Mask Minis

A friend of mine got me an Origins Mask Minis set a few years back, and I think this is one of the best gifts you could give! This set includes 5 of their best masks to try! My favorites are the Drink Up Hydration Mask and the Retexturizing Mask made with rose clay!

Holiday Beauty Gift Guide-$40 and Under: Makeup

It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Setting Spray

I LOVE this setting spray! Made with hyaluronic acid, coconut water, and Aloe Vera extract, this spray sets your makeup for up to 16+ hours! And it smells amazing!

Laneige All Nighter Lip Set

The Laneige Sleeping Masks have quickly become one of my favorite bedtime staples! This set comes with Berry and 2 holiday flavors, Gingersnap and Peppermint!

Bobbi Brown 3 Pc. Mini Extra Lip Tint Set

This trio combines the hydration of your go-to balm with the lush colors of your favorite lip tint! The shades are perfect for the holidays and can transition into the rest of the year!

bareMinerals barePro Eyeshadow Stick 4-Piece Collection

I’m a sucker for a good eyeshadow stick! This set includes includes four creamy, long-wearing eye shadows with a shimmering finish-perfect for on-the-go OR for the beauty lover that loves to save time as well!

Billion Dollar Box by Billion Dollar Beauty

This is another great beauty product for travel! This box is a customizable, sustainable and convenient solution to traditional makeup palettes. Create the palette that speaks to YOU and choose from over 35 different makeup pans including brows, eyes, lips and cheeks. Refills available on the Billion Dollar Beauty Website or in your local Target Store.

e.l.f. Cosmetics Flawless Face 6 Piece Brush Collection

An affordable set of makeup brushes is essential for this holiday beauty gift guide! Check out this set from e.l.f. for only $15!

Holiday Beauty Gift Guide-$40 and Under: Nails

Gel UV LED Nail Lamp

We all know here that I love doing my gel nails at home, and now you can give the gift of an affordable at home mani! I use this gel lamp- it’s only $17!

Beetles Top Coat & Base Coat and Gel Nail Polish Set, Coffee Cafe Collection

If you give the gift of a gel lamp, you’ll have to gift some gel nail polish as well! You’ll need to gift the gel top & base coats and some gel polish! This set of colors is perfect for the neutral lover. Amazon has tons of collections in a variety of colors- there’s something for everyone!

Holiday Beauty Gift Guide- $40 and Under: Accessories

Kitsch Satin Pillow Case

This pillow case will be a life saver for your hair! The soft satin fabrication won’t agitate your strands while you sleep, allowing you to wake up frizz free and ready to take on the day!

Kitsch Towel Scrunchie Two Pack

If you’re anything like me, I try to avoid putting heat on my hair, even to dry it! These scrunchies keep your hair back after the shower while drying your hair! They accommodate all hair lengths while providing comfort during your post-shower routines.

Campanelli LE FreshFace Set of 5 Makeup RemoverTowels

Since I started using these makeup remover towels, I haven’t touched a makeup wipe in…I don’t even know how long! My makeup comes of so quickly and they don’t irritate my skin! You’ll love them!

8 Colors Lolalet Strong Hold Hair Claw Clips, 2 Styles

We LOVE the claw clip trend! This pack from Amazon comes with clips in two different styles and a bunch of different colors! A perfect stocking stuffer, too!

Mkono Scrunchies Holder Stand

Store scrunchies and other hair accessories on this stylish, affordable stand!

Tartan + Twine Basics Clear Train Case

This clear makeup case is the perfect holiday beauty gift! AND you can use it to store any/all other goodies you buy for your beauty lover!


All items in this post are linked and can also be shopped through my LiketoKnowit! Keep an eye out for more gift guides leading up to the holiday!

Lots of love!

~Ang

My Beauty Must-Haves

My Beauty Must-Haves

My Beauty Must-Haves

Happy November!

Let’s start the month off with some beauty, shall we?! I’ll be completely honest: my beauty routine really is not very impressive or extensive. I have found that I have a good handful of staples in my routine that get the job done for me, as quick and easily as possible! Because I spent so many years of my life loading up on the makeup because of my involvement in theatre and dance, I found that I wanted my day-to-day routine to be simple! If you’re interested in checking out my FULL skincare routine, click here to check out my blog post, “Skin Care is Self Care.”

I also wanted to start the month off with this post because I figure the holidays are coming up, and if you’re interesting in trying out any of the products I share here, it might be a good time to ask Santa to add it to your list *wink wink.* I am not currently affiliated with any of the brands or products I’ve included here, I’m just sharing products that I genuinely use that I LOVE! Let’s dive in!

Face

My Beauty Must-Haves
  • Tula Glow & Get It Cooling and Brightening Eye Balm
    • I literally just wrote about this product in my last post, I just can’t get enough of it. AND I’ve written about it before! Tula has a whole line of eye balms, so there are several to choose from based on your own needs! I have been using the original (blue) balm for about a year now and I recently got the Rose Glow & Get It balm (pink). The rose one has a warmer tone, so it blends in with my skin a little better! They do the same job, it’s really just a matter of preference. Either way, I highly recommend!
  • Neutrogena Hydro Boost Plumping Waterproof Mascara
    • My #1 staple in my makeup routine is always mascara! Typically, my go to makeup only consists of concealer, maybe some eyeshadow, and mascara! This is mostly because I value my sleep too much to wake up any earlier to do my makeup (lol). I’ve tried SO many different mascaras in the past and recently I discovered that this one works best for me! I love that it’s waterproof and it really does plump up my lashes! I curl my lashes, slap this stuff on, and I’m set! You can find this at any drug store, too! Very affordable.
  • Stila Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow
    • I’m obsessed with liquid eyeshadows. I’m a quick and easy makeup kind of gal, and they just go on so effortlessly! They also act as a perfect eyeshadow base when you’re creating a more intricate eyeshadow look! I use this one in the color “Kitten,” and I got it from my T.J. Maxx!

Lips

My Beauty Must-Haves
  • Burt’s Bees Chapstick
    • Obviously, you can grab these at any drug store or grocery store for that matter! My go-to flavors are vanilla bean and vanilla maple (that one is seasonal)!
  • Co. Bigelow My Favorite Night Balm 8-Hour Overnight Recovery
    • This is my favorite nighttime lip balm! It’s from Bath & Body Works! It comes in a little blue tube and tastes amazing!
  • IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Lip Balm
    • Even before masks became a thing and lipstick was a thing of the past, I was never much of a lipstick wearer. With that being said, you know, you DO need a little color on your lips sometimes, so you don’t look like a corpse! This lip balm is one of those that goes on clear and then blends with the shade of your lips! It also comes in different shades!

Body

My Beauty Must-Haves
  • Pacifica Coconut & Charcoal Underarm Detox Scrub
    • Brief tangent: I have eczema under my armpits, have for years. Initially, I sought out this product because I had read that it would help with eczema. I still have the eczema, so there’s that, BUT I still really love this product! It’s a really nice gentle scrub, and I love it because it scrubs away all your leftover deodorant! Sometimes just washing your underarms just isn’t enough to get rid of it all, but this makes me feel super fresh and clean!
  • Lush Scrubee Body Butter
    • I looooove this little bee! Honestly, I don’t use this product in every shower or all year round; I save it for the colder months when my skin REALLY needs some good nourishment. It leaves my skin feeling SO soft and smooth, and it has little scrubee beads in it to get rid of the dead skin while it nourishes! Plus, it smells amazing!

Hair

My Beauty Must-Haves
  • TIGI Bed Head Masterpiece Shine Hairspray
    • This has been my go-to hairspray for YEARS. It’s lightweight enough that it doesn’t make my hair feel gross, but it makes my curls hold super well (and I have pin-straight hair that doesn’t like to stay curled). ALSO, it smells exactly like pineapple. And I love pineapple.
  • CHI 44 Iron Guard Thermal Protecting Spray
    • Having a great heat protectant is essential if you put any heat on your hair AT ALL. I don’t usually blow dry my hair and I don’t usually straighten my hair either. Because I don’t put a ton of heat on my hair besides when I curl it, I try to be very careful when I do use heat, so I always make sure to protect my hair! This spray had amazing reviews, which is why I got it when I was curling my hair a lot for shows, and it has definitely lived up to the hype!
  • Drybar Triple Sec 3-in-1 Finishing Spray
    • So, like I said, I have pin-straight hair. And while I’ve started to notice some changes in my hair recently, my hair generally doesn’t have a lot of volume either. I got this 3-in-1 spray in a gift set last Christmas, and it has been one of my favorite products to use when I curl my hair. It “Textuizes. Amplifies. and Refreshes.” It helps add some really awesome volume to my hair and absorbs excess oils! This also smells AMAZING.
My Beauty Must-Haves
  • Drybar The Wrap Party Curling and Styling Wand
    • The main event of gift set I just mentioned was this curling wand! I had been using the same curling wand since high school before I got this one, and it really upped my hair game. The wand is tapered so that it’s thicker on the top and slimmer on the bottom (usually wands are the opposite way). It creates a much looser, beachier wave rather than those ringlet wand curls I know you were also rocking in high school!

If YOU use any of these products and love them, let me know by commenting on this post! And if there are any products here you want to try out, now is the perfect time to add them to your holiday gift list (I can’t believe we are already talking about the holidays)!

Also, you better have voted. If not, you better be voting tomorrow! Santa WILL NOT add these products to your stocking if he finds out you didn’t vote.

Have a happy Monday, and beautiful start to your November!

~ Ang