The holidays are my favorite time to splurge on beauty buys – especially since so many of the holiday gift sets and limited editions razzle, dazzle and sparkle! Here are five of my favorite holiday beauty gifts under $30; buy them for a lucky friend or treat yourself!
First up is Favorite Ornaments by Julep ($30), a trio of shimmery shades named after Julie Andrews, Kathy Bates and Martina McBride packaged in a ready-to-gift box. These pretty colors will last you through Valentine's Day, too!
While you're shopping at Julep, you can also treat yourself to a 4-Piece Jingle Bells Welcome Gift that's free for new Julep Maven subscribers with the code TREAT.
Winter weather does a number on my skin, so I'm always looking for delicious smelling moisturizers to combat dry skin. This Frosted Cranberry Shimmer Lotion by The Body Shop ($6) gives a bit of sparkle and smells like cranberries – how can you go wrong?
Give your lips some shimmer just in time for the holidays with Under the Mistletoe by Too Faced ($28). Three pretty shades in a sparkly pink zippered bag – yes, please! Another reason I really like Too Faced is because they're cruelty free and support Best Friends Animal Society, one of my favorite rescue organizations.
We can't forget about rosy cheeks for the holidays! Gilded Rose by Laura Geller ($25) includes a sparkly lip gloss and a soft blush with a shimmery highlighter. Love it!
Of course, your holiday look wouldn't be complete without thick, beautiful lashes, and this Ladies Who Lash Limited-Edition Picture Perfect Eyelash Curler ($19) is just too pretty to resist! The pearl-handled curler also comes with Tarte's 4-in-1 mascara.