Gift Guide: Shop Beauty



I have never considered myself a beauty girl and to be honest, I still don't. I keep my routine simple and source a mix of quality, luxurious products that I love with budget buys that work just as well as their expensive counterparts. In this gift guide, I've rounded up my favorite products - every single one I've used, most are in my bathroom right now, and quite a few I've buy on repeat. 


1.     ToykoMilk - Honey and Moon hand creme, $15.59. This is hands down, my go to luxury product for myself and for gifts. The smell is so good, it immediately softens hands, and the scent lingers.

2.    SkinCare Radha 100% Argan Oil, $13, 95. I am on my second bottle of this and use it on everything from my face, to my cuticles, to my heels. With consistent application, it will heal even the worst case of dry skin.

3.     Essie - Wicked Nail Polish, $9. Give me a dark nail polish all day every day. I love this color!

4.     Jack Black - Energizing Face Scrub, $30. I buy this for my husband but use it myself a few times per week. The peppermint extract leaves your face tingling and feeling fresh.

5.     Kiehls - Creme de Corps, $18. A luxury product but a good one. Great for stocking stuffers.

6.     Herban Essentials - Mixed Assortment Towelettes, $15.50. These little towelettes are perfect for cleaning your face, hands, and body. I buy these and take them camping to help bring a little bit of humanity to not showering for 3+ days.

7.     Thayers - Rose Petal Toner, $7.12. My go-to toner and what I use when I'm too lazy to actually wash my face.

8.     NARS - Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, $37.95. This little baby will make even drug store eyeshadows stay put and look great.

9.  TARTE - Inner Rim Liner Nude, $30.75 (Sephora $8 liner here). I use the Sephora one (I mean, it's $8!) but the Tarte liner got a TON of good reviews.

10.  R+CO - Death Valley Dry Shampoo, $29. The best dry shampoo I've tried and the smell is so great. I can use this up to 3 days in a row. I use it to add volume to my fine hair and cover up oils on day 2 and 3.

11.  Cover Girl - LashBlast, $6.99. Affordable, budget buy that is truly one of my favorites.

12.  Cute and FunkyEco Cotton Rounds, $8. Sure, cotton rounds are cheap, but I purchased a pack of these last year and now just use, wash, and repeat! Sustainable and better on the wallet in the long run.

13.  Tom Ford - Black Orchid, $99. I'm not a huge scent person, but when I use perfumes, I love them to be heady, woody, and a little dark. This one fits the bill and while it may be one of the more expensive perfumes I have (my husband gifted me this!) it has lasted 2+ years - well worth the investment!