Monday, December 14, 2015

Holiday Gift Guide: Beauty Favorites for Her

Last week I had the honor of joining two of my favorite OC bloggers, Alyssa of Living in Style OC, and Fernanda of Lipstick and Lunges OC, on stage at Neiman Marcus, Fashion Island, in Newport Beach for their Gifts and Glam Beauty Holiday Party. Each one of us got to choose our favorite beauty products from top brands to share as our Holiday Gift Guide, and the items I chose were not only items I know and love and use regularly, but also some new items that I myself have on my wish list this year. I have compiled everything from cleansers and moisturizers to lip treatments and fragrance. This is such a great guide to help you purchase anything for the Mrs., mom, grandma, your kid's teachers... pretty much any her on your list. All ages, all colors, all sizes, these are the best universal beauty buys out there!

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I used this set for one week and noticed such a huge difference in my skin. It was so soft and felt so clean, and some of my acne had even cleared up while I was using it! Such a great gift set.

What I love about this is that it is eye and lip treatment all in one and perfect for on the go. The eye cream can be applied over your makeup for that mid-day pick me up and even adds a little shine to help keep your skin looking 'awake.' 

I love everything about the Tom Ford lipsticks. The colors, the way they set, and especially the bottles, who doesn't love a little gold detail? This set is such a perfect holiday gift and at the top of my list!

This is one of the best smelling fragrances I have ever encountered. You will literally smell like a princess which is just then bound to make you feel like one. I love that the owner lives in the OC but has everything bottled to perfection in Paris. I sprayed this perfume on the other day and when my husband walked in the house the first thing he asked me was what perfume I was wearing... instant heart flutters!

If you wear lipstick of any shade or color you should be using a scrub on your lips every few days. It keeps dryness at bay and you won't get those peel pieces which make your lipstick look 'crusty' - no thanks!

The smoothest eyeliner and so gentle on your eyes. I have been putting white eyeliner on the inside of my lids to make my eyes pop and absolutely love how it makes my eyes look instantly 'awake.' 

Talk about a skin renewal, this mask is an all-time favorite and you can see your pores look instantly smaller after one use. This mask is worth every penny and is another item at the top of my list!

One of their most popular masks and for great reason, Fresh is one of my favorite beauty lines and this mask will make your skin glow, who doesn't want that?!

Best lip balm on the market, pretty much all there is to it!

This is my every day fragrance and I can't tell you how much I get stopped while out and asked what perfume I am wearing. This fragrance smells beautiful and I never leave home without it on!


I had so much fun hosting the Neiman Marcus event with these two beauties. I want to say a special thank you to the entire Neiman Marcus team for all of their tips, tricks, and education on their beauty products. If you are looking for some new products for yourself or for anyone else, I highly recommend anyone in the beauty department at NM Fashion Island; some of the most helpful, sweet, and passionate beauty experts I have ever worked with!! 

Happy Beauty Shopping!


With love,
Amanda