Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts Under $50

One of each, please! As I was scouring the internet for this roundup, I was pleasantly surprised to see how many high-quality, amazing gifts were available for such an affordable price. The Gucci dupe belt and pom pom plaid scarf are both under $20! And OMG, can you believe that seven-compartment makeup organizer is only $38? It is certainly a must-have for any beauty lover on your holiday shopping list.

I have and LOVE the Tarte Blush Bazaar palette. It is eight of their popular Amazonian Clay blushes and two highlights all for only $44. I also own the BaubleBar tassel earrings in ivory and receive so many compliments on them. The deep red version will be perfect for the holidays. And speaking of… how fabulous would that sequined skirt be for New Year’s Eve?! Swoon! If you’re going to look that chic, shouldn’t your dog as well? I literally die for that camo puppy hoodie. You best believe I am snagging that for Molly!

For more gift ideas, check out my 16-page Holiday Gift Guide HERE.

Sephora VIB Sale Recommendations


I am popping in for a rare Sunday post because there is only three days left in Sephora’s VIB Sale. This is a sale you don’t want to miss. Sephora (and makeup in general) rarely goes on sale, but right now they’re offering 15-20% off of literally everything! Your discount will be based upon how much you have spent in the past at Sephora as part of their rewards program. If you aren’t a member or haven’t shopped at Sephora in the past, no worries! You qualify for the discount too. All it takes is providing your email address before you check out or online HERE.

If you are shopping online, here are the discount codes you need based on the rewards’ tier you are in:

ROUGE: 20% off with code 20FORROUGE
VIB: 20% off with code 20FORVIB
Insider: 15% off with code INSIDER15

5 Products for Luminous, Dewy Skin



Primer: BECCA | Foundation: MAC | Cream Contour: Urban Decay | Highlighter: MAC | Skin Mist: Tatcha

I’m gonna go ahead and admit it: I have always wanted that dewy look to my face that the Kardashians have. While some people like the look of a matte face, I love a glowing, luminous look to my skin. It is just so youthful! Unfortunately for me, I have psoriasis across my forehead that just zaps the oil out of my skin and leaves my makeup flaking off after a few hours. We all have our skin problems and my happens to be dryness.

It seems like there are endless remedies out there for oily-skinned women, but it has been a ton of trial and error for my issues. Thankfully, I finally have a makeup routine that accomplishes this glow-from-within skin and I had to share it with you! Bear in mind if you err on the oily side, just adding one of these products to your routine will help you achieve the coveted dewy look.