I actually ended up getting pretty behind on these posts. One of them didnt go live, but if you follow me on LTK, you have had access:)
I wanted to round up some of my favorite beauty items which are great as a gift or as a stocking stuffer. I separated it into two posts: Expensive VS Affordable. I will say, most of these items are from Sephora, who does pick up orders so no worries about being last minute!
I actually use all of these items I have listed. At these price points I wouldn’t recommend anything unless I swear by it.
I had heard about the olaplaex craze for a while and once I started going dark, my stylist recommended doing the Olaplex No. 3 hair mask once a week. It has seriously been a game changer. Since I’ve been rocking my Copper locks (shout out to Alex at Salon 44) I have been using J. Beverly Hills Rescue Shampoo and Conditioner. I only wash my hair about 3 times a week, so two washes I use this combo and then on Sundays when I do my Olaplex Mask, I follow with Olaplex No 4 & 5. Since I have been sticking to this regiment, honestly my hair has never felt better.
I’ve written posts about this before, but I swear by Curology. It can be a bit pricier, but honestly its so worth it. I think this would be a great gift to get someone who really struggles with skincare. My mom has actually been intersted in trying. Talk to them about it first and see if it is something they would be intersted in trying.
Skincare is worth nothing if you are not wearing SPF!!! I love Supergoup’s unseen sunscreen is so light weight and honestly acts as a primer. I put it on right after my moisturizer and literally never go a day without it.
I’ve been switching git up a bit lately, and since I wore almost nothing last year when I started my skin care journey with curology, I started being really careful with what I put on my skin to make sure it doesn’t ruin the progress I made. I have tried a few tinted moisturizers but honestly have loved NARS tinted moisturizer with SPF. I don’t wear much unless I’m going out, and I feel like this gives me enough color correcting and even texture, it looks like I’m wearing next to nothing. I also love NARS Tinted lip balm for every day. They have limited availably in stock so always check the website.
I am sooo sensitive to mascara and for the last few years have loved Tarte’s. But recent I discovered Ilia and and am SO in love! I have pretty decent lashes, they’re just blonde. I like the limitless mascara. If you are looking for a little bit more volume then try the Fullest Volumous Mascara. Sephora has a gift set for the holidays that I actually bought when I first tried Ilia. Their lip mask is amazing as well!
If you have any stretch marks or loose skin, Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum cream is amazing. Honestly, an amazing gift for anyone. Sephora has a great gift pack right now, I haven’t used the other items in there but I want to!
My personal favorite that I use regularly is My Burburry. I have had this container for like 4 years now and still use it almost every day.
Keep an eye out for my affordable beauty post!