PRODUCTS THAT WILL NOT BREAK THE BANK
This Revlon lipstick has been my go-to for FOREVER, and I am welcoming this rimmel color in for the holiday. I also have really grown to love the paris and bermuda Cargo Cosmetics options. I want to try the Cargo Cosmetics Gloss as well! Also, if you are not using a primer, get one- I rub my lipstick off at night because the primer makes it stay so well. I am always a slacker when it comes to my nails and it drives my mom crazy (Hi Mom, Love You!!!!!), so I have really worked this semester to get better at it. Between sewing and drawing for school the polish always chips so fast so I just gave up trying to keep up with them. However, this Sally Hansen Miracle Top Coat, Diamond Shine, 18k Gold Hardener, and Polish (love this for christmas, this for a daily neutral) have changed my nails! They last for so long, even with all the work I do with my hands. I also always love Essie and their gorgeous colors like this one, this perfect holiday color and my go to. Now for face make up, I am always pretty light on my face because nothing is worse than when you can tell someone has layers and layer of face make up on. Caked on makeup is just not cute! As long as my skin is doing relatively well, I just stick to a BB or CC cream like these over my pore refining primer, and then finish with blush like this one or this one and a finishing powder. I am not a huge eyebrow makeup person, but if they need a touch up, I use this Cargo kit to shape and then finish them with a clear mascara. Last but not least, my favorite beauty product. MASCARA! It truly can change your whole look if you choose the right one. Now I have thin, shorter lashes and searched high and low to find some great mascaras and I sure did. Loreal’s Carbon Black is my favorite after I put on the base coat (which is crucial I learned!!) but I also really love Boundless Lashes. However, always make sure you are taking your mascara off at night to keep your lashes healthy!
PERFUMES THAT ARE TOO PRETTY TO PASS UP
My dad and I go to Nordstrom every year right before Christmas and wander around, smelling so many different perfumes, trying to figure out what my mom will love the most. She is not a floral person when it comes to perfume so we went with Sexy 9 for many years. We try to branch out now but love to go back to that every once in a while, knowing she loves the scent. Perfumes are such a thought out gift and look beautiful on counters!