2016 Holiday Gift Guide

It’ s formally the most wonderful time of the year! As the holiday’ s technique, beauty lovers everywhere are giddy with excitement due to all the amazing Christmas beauty deals! From Estee Lauder, to Tarte, beauty brands all over are hooking all of us up with some serious steals and we couldn’ t become happier!

Whether you’ re purchasing you, your momma, or your best friend, here is a listing of some amazing beauty bargains to take advantage of this Christmas!

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NYX Makeup products Liquid Suede Lip Cream Set | $49. 99 ($65 value)

As makeup addicts, we can never have enough lipsticks right? Regardless of how many we seem to rack up, we tirelessly continue to buy more BUT it seems that NYX Cosmetics might put a short halt to that. Might. With 24 bold, creamy colours, it does beg the question… is our eternal lip stick haul over? I’ m not sure about THAT, but I recognize that this gift set would sustain your lipstick requirements for a very, very, long time.

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Let it Whack! Drybar Travel Kit | $135 ($179 value)

Drybar has included their famous Baby Buttercup Blow Dryer with an entire traveling kit to take with you, wherever you go! No more dingy, unclean hair while you’ re away from home. The kit consists of dry shampoo & dry conditioner to keep your hair nice and nurtured, as well as clips & a mini clean to get a thorough blow dry. The best part is you toss each one of these products into your “ Hot Air” travel pouch plus you’ re ready to hit the road. This makes a PERFECT present for the gal who’ s always on the go!

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Estee Lauder Blockbuster with Purchase | $62 ($385 value)

The Estee Lauder Blockbuster set is one of the holiday’ s BEST present sets on the market and I’ ve yet to find an offer like this anywhere else! When you make a regular purchase at any Estee counter, you can snag this beautiful collection for a sixth from the price! It includes 2 full size lipsticks, 2 complete size lip glosses, 16 color eyeshadow palette, several blush shades, 1 full size mascara, 1 vacation size perfume, 1 travel size cleaner, 1 journey size power cream, 1 full size night restoration cream, and 1 travel size cleanser… ALL loaded into a beautiful black travel case! It gets much better because you get to choose between 2 palettes that accentuate your own coloring: modern nudes or smokey noir. Say whaaaat? All in all, this would be an AMAZING gift for a new artist wanting to build their professional kit or to just stash aside for yourself… we won’ t tell. *wink*

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Real Strategies Berlin Brush Set |$30 ($50 value)

Inspired by the art picture on the streets of Berlin, Real Techniques delivers the 5 piece brush set sure to make a great present! This set includes a Powder Brush, Blush brush, Foundation Clean, Blending Brush, and a Fluffy Brush. All of these style brushes are multi-use taking away any limitations on how you can use all of them. With its eye catching design, and mink soft bristles, the particular Berlin collection is a gift that anyone will love plus appreciate.

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Tarte Sculpted Cheeks Blush Fixed | $35 ($94 value)

Vegan Friendly, Cruelty Free, Nutrient Wealthy, Long-wear Formula… With so many reasons to love Tarte, this rose set just gave us another! The Sculpted Cheeks set includes 4 individual blush shades and includes … *drum roll please*… a Holiday blush brush! SUCCESSFUL! Made with its signature Amazonian Clay formula, the colors range from Royal (nude mauve), Vibrant (coral), Genius (rose), & Pop (hot pink. ) Make sure you snag this particular deal for the beauty lover in your life and even Santa can sing your praises!

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Sephora Geometricolor Palette Blockbuster | $49. 50 ($227 value)

We know that Christmas shouldn’ t just be about gifts, however for us makeup lovers this palette worth wishing meant for! With 130 colors to mix, match, combine, and pair… the possibilities endless! Literally. Wear a new look every day with this particular palette and let your creativity soar! The selection includes 80 eyeshadows, 32 lipsticks, 8 blushes, plus 10 eyeliners. Pass out the hankies and get ready to capture the girl who opens this gift because it might cause holes of happiness or fainting! Can we get an AMEN?!

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Lancome The Parisian Beauty Box | $59. fifty ($342 value)

Much like that will Estee Lauder Collection, Lancome has a couple of Holiday Choices as well, including the Le Parisian Beauty Box.   This particular chic little case comes with some award winning best retailers such as Hypnose Drama Mascara (my absolute fav), two lipsticks, a Juicy tubes gloss, duo blush small, a 10 shade eyeshadow palette, makeup remover oil, two makeup brushes, khol eyeliner, and more! Just purchase any kind of Lancome product and snag this deal for less than the fifth of its retail value. Talk about a steal!

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Origins Superstars Collection | $45 ($149 value)

Some say that beauty is only skin deep and don’ t entirely disagree. A good beauty regiment begins with your skin so it’ s important that we treat it. This Origins Superstar Collection makes spoiling the skin so easy. With 6 products to use, your skin will be excellent from head to toe! The collection includes a Night-a-Mins nutrient renewal cream (very important for healthy skin), GinZing attention cream, a rose clay mask, a frothy encounter wash, Ginger Souffle whipped body cream, & Ginger burst body wash. These products are as luxurious because they sound, so grabbing them ALL at $45 is a simply no brainer!

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bareMinerals Countdown to Gorgeous Collection | $79 ($213 value)

This Holiday set is much more interesting than any other selection because it also serves as an advent calendar! Countdown the times to Christmas by unveiling a beauty surprise each day. Its assembled of   6 lip glosses, four lip balms, 5 eyeshadows, volumizing mascara, veil completing powder, and SO much more! This is definitely one of those gifts that you SHOULD give someone else but would secretly love to keep for yourself. For those who have extreme will power and can resist opening the calendar, any kind of beauty lover would be so thankful to unwrap this particular!

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Laura Mercier “ The Iconics” Collection | $128 ($263 value)

Hand selected and assembled by Laura Mercier himself, “ The Iconics” Collection is a showstopper. Comprised of twelve essential products the set includes a mini velour use the e-cig, a small fan brush, Caviar Stick Eye Color in Increased Gold (full size), Longwear Crè me Eye Pen in Noir (full size), a lip pencil (full size), Velour Lovers Lip Color (full size), encounter polish, foundation primer, Translucent Setting Powder (my fav),   Bonne Mine Stick face color, Radiance Cooked Powder,   deluxe-size Eye Basics in Wheat, and also a Deluxe-size Lip Glace in Bellini. The best part about this present is that you can keep the draw set it comes in to utilize pertaining to makeup storage. Yes, yes, and yes!

These limited-edition holiday sets are some of the greatest out there but there were TONS more that we found (and wanted)! Be sure that while holiday shopping for the beauty lovers in your own life, you snag a sweet deal for yourself. After all, as soon as these collections are gone, they’ re gone!

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