top five beauty items to splurge on this holiday



i genuinely cannot believe i am typing this, but holiday season is here, my friends. not only is it time to finalize what you would like to gift to the special people in your life, but time to “treat yo self”, in the words of retta from one of my favorite sitcoms, parks and rec.


i am a firm believer in rewarding yourself every now and again for all of the hard work you’ve been putting it. i think we often neglect ourselves during stressful times, so it’s imperative to practice self-care when you can.


now, self-care looks different for everyone and there is no one right way to do it. however, for those of you who are like me and enjoy engaging in a little retail therapy, this is the perfect guide for you. continue reading to learn more about my top five “splurge” beauty item picks for this holiday season.



CHARLOTTE TILBURY FULL FAT LASHES MASCARA ($29)

why you should splurge — this mascara has truly worked wonders on my sad, short eyelashes; it is a soft and fluffy formula that adds both length and volume without clumping or crumbling

LAURA MERCIER TRANSLUCENT LOOSE SETTING POWDER ($39)

why you should splurge — i never understood the hype surrounding this product until i tried it out for myself and now it’s a staple in my makeup routine; because it is such a finely milled powder, it locks cream and liquid products in place effortlessly, creating an airbrushed-like appearance

OLE HENRIKSEN TRUTH SERUM ($22-$73)

why you should splurge — i apply this vitamin c serum daily, whether i am bare-faced or in full glam; short-term, this product makes my skin glow; long-term; it has brightened my complexion and evened out my skin tone

PATRICK TA MONOCHROME MOMENT VELVET BLUSH ($32)

why you should splurge — we love a subtle blush moment around here; not only are the tones of these blushes perfection, but the formula is buildable, making it a full-proof way to add color to your look without overdoing it

VIKTOR + ROLF MAGIC DIRTY TRICK PERFUME ($145)

why you should splurge — this perfume is like the older, sexier cousin of ysl black opium; belonging to the warm and spicy fragrance family, this scent is bound to captivate you and everyone blessed by your aromatic presence

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