You can’t buy happiness but you can buy great makeup and skincare products!

There is no better time than the holiday season to spend a little extra time getting glam.  Today I’m sharing my favorite finds from Ulta beauty that would make great last minute gifts for your beauty loving besties, or great gifts for yourself:) Every product in bold pink font is directly linked to shop. Let the glam games begin!

Every beauty girl knows that without great products to keep your skin hydrated and glowing, your gorgeous makeup palettes are good for nothing (so dramatic).  This trio by skin care legend Peter Thomas Roth (my hubs says he’s legit because he has one of those 3 name names;) is all you need.  The cream cleanser gently removes makeup, excess oil and impurities, while moisturizing your skin.  The serum has an intense 75% Hyaluronic Acid Complex that helps replenish the appearance of aging. I was having a serious problem with dryness this Winter, until I started using the cloud cream moisturizer. Attempting to apply makeup to dry skin is the pits.  This moisturizer feels amazing and provides a continuous burst of hydration that lasts up to 72 hours.  Clinique also carries wonderful skincare products at great price points.  The moisture surge line provides supercharged hydration for all skin types.  Bonus….I love the warm nostalgic vibes I get using Clinique.  Brings me right back to my mom taking me to the counter to get my first compact. A very important life milestone:)

There are very few fashion statements that have truly stood the test of time, and red lips are one of them. You know a woman means business when she puts on red lipstick.  Nothing says confidence and glamour like a red lip, therefore finding the perfect shade is critical. This lip prep kit by Mac has everything you need to nail the look, and is available only at Ulta beauty.  The set features three best-selling products to prep, line and define the perfect red pout. The shade is called Ruby Woo, and is a makeup artist favorite for a reason.  The vibrant color looks good on all skin tones. A 52 dollar value for $39.50…yes please!

Give me all the palettes please!  I’m having a serious moment with the brand Too-Faced.  The most fabulous shades…and can we take a moment to appreciate the darling packaging?! A wise man (by the name of Heath who works at the Bloomy’s Chanel counter) once told me if the product packaging doesn’t make you happy, don’t buy it.  I’m with Heath, there is something magical about pretty products displayed on your makeup vanity! The palette to the right is called I want Kandee, and was developed by the beauty blogger sensation Kandee Johnson in collaboration with Too-Faced, and is available only at Ulta Beauty.  15 exclusive satin, matte, and shimmer shades infused with a delicious candy scent.  Below that is the Sweet Peach eye shadow collection; a new spin on neutrals featuring fresh-picked shades of peachy pinks, corals, and bronzes.  This palette is a personal new favorite of mine, the shades are so complimentary and feminine. And you guessed it…it smells like peaches!

The ultimate splurge for all you makeup lovers…three limited edition palettes in one.  Each palette features a different look, and comes with a step-by-step how to achieve the look guide.  Genius! The perfect gift for a makeup loving girlfriend…or yourself (guilty).

Lets take a closer look at the I believe in pink palette (PS I am very jealous of the people that get to create product names!).  It is so easy to get in a makeup funk and do the same thing all the time…getting glam should be a fun and creative way to express yourself and your mood.  The step by step guides that come with these palettes make switching up your look so easy.  I followed the steps and loved the result.  I sealed the deal with Melted Matte long wear lipstick in Tropical Punch. This lightweight, long-wearing formula glides over lips like a gloss, but dries to a ultra-matte finish.  Easy to apply, and such a great pop of festive color!

Resolve to worry less and rock a red lip this holiday season.  From my makeup vanity to yours, Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah y’all!


Julz Chez


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