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Holiday Gift Ideas for Her

November 22, 2023

Luxe Gift Ideas for Her

Rounding up some chic holiday gift ideas for her. Sharing luxury splurge gift ideas for the makeup lover, fragrance lover and some other fun finds.

For the Makeup Lover

Makeup Gift Ideas for the Beauty Lover

Mirror / VBB set / Luxe Lip Balms / Cream Shadow Set / Byredo trio / Nude Palette / Westman Set / Hourglass Palette / Lip Trio / Mini NARS Blushes / 5-pan palette / Lip Serum / Brush Set

Lots of beautiful sets this year! The most practical beauty item I have that I use nearly every single day is the Riki Loves Riki Glamcor Mirror. I own several different sizes and the Skinny is the most practical (they’re having a pretty good Black Friday sale too).

This brush set is the best brush set I’ve splurged on. Also love the I Need a Nude Eyeshadow Palette and Westman Atelier Sets this holiday.

For the girl who has everything I recommend checking out Victoria Beckham Beauty or Byredo. They have tons of exclusive sets and newer launches you can’t find anywhere else.

The Fragrance Lover

Fragrance Gift Ideas for the Beauty Lover

BR540 Trio / Byredo Trio / Shimmer Body Oils / Jo Malone candle / Le Labo Minis / Diptyque Holiday Trio / Jo Malone set / Mizensir Candle / Creed Atomizer / Byredo hair perfume set / Phlur set / Creed trio / Diptyque 10 piece mini set

Love the fragrance and candle offerings this time of year! Perfume shopping can be tricky since it’s so personal, but there are lots of beautiful sampler sets and minis great for any perfume lover. If you’re looking for a more unique gift I highly recommend checking out Mizensir or Phlur. Both are relatively newer brands.

This year Byredo has a sampler trio you can customize. There are lots of different fragrance sampler sets to pick from online.

Luxe Gifts for Her

Luxe Gift Ideas for Her

Preserved roses / half zip sweater / scuba sweatshirt / belt bag / scarf / Naghedi tote / Hermes lip balm / Cuyana Travel Set / Small Vanity Case / Clear Travel Makeup Bag / Luxe Brush / Cozy Slippers / APL Slides / Hermes Nail Polish / Eye Mask Set / SKIN Makeup Bag / Gucci Zip Coin Purse / Gucci Card Case / Bottega Wallet / Silk Sleep Set / Waffle Robe

For the person who already has all the makeup or fragrance, I’ve rounded up some chic gift ideas. Many of these are things I gift to friends and family!

This Dior Set is so cute, the little soft pouch is beautiful and I love the lip balm and hand balm.

The Cuyana Travel Set is 100% worth the splurge. You can add a monogram to it. Quality is on point and I’ve had my sets for years. Also think Stoney Clover Lane has super cute customizable options (pricey but cute!).

Luxe Gifts for Her

The Lululemon Scuba sweatshirts are among my favorites. Naghedi bags are so chic and versatile. I think virtually anyone would love to have one. I’ve gifted a few and they have been well loved (and easy to clean/maintain).

Advent Calendars

Sisley Advent Calendar

Advent Calendar Gift Ideas Holiday 2023

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If you’re looking to splurge and gift something with the ULTIMATE WOW FACTOR an Advent Calendar is a generous way to go. I unboxed the Sisley Advent Calendar they gifted this year and it is absolutely stunning!

I bought a few food ones this year. I buy the Bonne Maman Jelly Calendars every year since Andrew is the ultimate jelly lover. I’ve gifted them to my niece and nephew before too and they loved it. This year I decided to order the Laduree Advent Calendar but have not yet opened it.

Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Ideas & Stocking Stuffers: $25 and Under

November 20, 2023

Holiday Gift Ideas and Stocking Stuffers $25 and Under

Happy Thanksgiving week! Kicking off this week with some holiday gift guides and ideas per your requests. My first roundup features budget friendly gift ideas and stocking stuffers all $25 and under.

Makeup Gift Ideas $25 and Under

Makeup Holiday Gift Ideas and Stocking Stuffers $25 and Under

Mascara set / Mini Fenty Gloss Bomb (individuals) / Mini Charlotte Tilbury / Natasha Denona Mini / Mario Lip Duo / Stila Eyeshadow Duo / Anastasia Lip Duo (love this, wearing one here) / Saie Duo / Laura Mercier mini / NARS Lip Duo / MAC Trio / Tower28 Set / NYX Set / Charlotte Tilbury Mini Lip Duo / Tarte Duo

Prices have definitely increased on everything so finding deals under $25 are more limited than previous holidays. You can still find a lot of cute options but keep in mind these minis will be “extra mini.”



Fragrance, Skincare and Hair Ideas

Skincare Hair Care Holiday Gift Ideas and Stocking Stuffers $25 and Under

Laneige set / Naturium set / Clarins mini lip oil set / Drybar mini brush / Tangle Teaser mini / Caudalie hand creams / mini Tocca duo / Malin + Goetz / L’Occitane minis / Saltair Travel Set / Dae Duo / mini candle / silk hair ties / Kiehl’s duo / philosophy trio / mask set / lip balm set

There are tons of smaller sets available for skincare, haircare and more.




Fun + Novelty Gift Ideas

Fun Novelty Holiday Gift Ideas and Stocking Stuffers $25 and Under

Monogram tile mugs / trinket box / Sugarfina Box Duo / Monogram Bistro mug / Calendar / Sugarfina Champagne Bears / star tray dish / star box / tray / chocolate caramels / dish cloth set / mini mirror ornament / cozy socks / monogram trinket box / desk calendar / letter ornament

For fun gift ideas I love the practical things like a desk calendar or notepads. There are so many cute options available at Etsy! Personalized gifts like the Letter Mugs are super cute. I ordered a bunch in different letters and plan on stuffing them with sweets and putting them in a cello bag + bow.

Candy is always a fun idea. I love any kind of sweet. Sugarfina definitely always has the WOW factor. They have tons of options at different price points.



If you’re looking for some inspiration for budget friendly gift ideas or stocking stuffers I hope you found this roundup helpful! If you have any fun gift ideas or traditions please share in the comments! I’d love to hear what you gift!

Holiday Gift Guide On My Radar

Merit Le Gloss Set for Holiday 2023 + Everything I’ve Tried From the Line

November 9, 2023

Merit Beauty Review

Merit launched a limited-edition set for holiday called the Le Gloss Holiday Essentials Set ($80). It looked like a beautiful set with effortless kind of essentials for an easy glowing look so I ordered it immediately and I think it’s beautiful.

A number of you have messaged me over the years singing praises of the line. I don’t think I’ve ever done a full roundup review of the brand so today I’m giving you a closer look at the holiday set along with thoughts on everything I’ve tried.

Le Gloss Set

Merit Le Gloss Set Holiday 2023

The Le Gloss Set has five products with a mix of full-size items and minis (it’s exclusive to Everything in the set is new to me and I thought it would be a nice way to sample some of their classics. In the set you’ll find:

  • Great Skin Instant Glow Serum (mini) is something I have not yet had a chance to try yet as I’m in the process of testing other skincare right now but I’ve heard great things about it.
  • Clean Lash Lengthening Tubing Mascara (mini) offers a nice lengthened and defined look and I plan on ordering the full size.
  • Brow 1980 Volumizing Pomade in Neutral is exclusive to the set, it goes on clear and I really like how it grooms the brows. I’m now intrigued and want to try one of the tinted options.
  • Signature Lip Sheer Lip Liner in Bespoke is a new product exclusive to this set. It has a really interesting formula to me. It’s sheer and glossy but still offers a minimalist hint of definition and color. On me it’s almost a taupe brownish shade with a tiny hint of pink.
  • Solo Shadow Sheen Eye Color in Glace is exclusive to the set. This is the star product of the set in my opinion and I really hope they make this shade and formula permanent. It has a little bit more slip than the Solo Eyeshadow Mattes so the Sheen formula is easier to blend. It still sets very quickly so blending or patting on fast is still essential. The color is hard to detect on camera but in real life it gives you a really pretty wash of color. That being said if you have dry lids I think this could possibly emphasize fine lines.

Merit Le Gloss Set Holiday 2023 - MINIS

Merit Le Gloss Set Holiday 2023 - Solo Sheen Shadow Glace

Merit Le Gloss Set Holiday 2023 - Sheer Lip Liner Bespoke

Merit Le Gloss Set Holiday 2023 - Sheer Lip Liner Bespoke

Merit Le Gloss Set Look

Look wearing:

By now I’ve played around with quite a few things from Merit. I know many of you are die-hard fans. Not everything has worked for me although I think there are solid staples for the minimalist who wants a no-fuss beauty routine.. Here are some quick thoughts on what I have tried. I’ve ordered most everything from Sephora although you can also order from the Merit website.

The Minimalist Perfecting Complexion Foundation and Concealer Stick ($38) is a twist-up style concealer + foundation in one. I like the concept and the portability. It offers medium coverage. For foundation I think it’s a little too pigmented and thick to wear all over, but it seems to be designed as more of a touch up product. I wear either Sand or Camel – the color matches are very good for me. I think this is a solid product but I don’t find myself reaching for it often.

Merit The Minimalist Perfecting Complexion Stick

Merit The Minimalist Perfecting Complexion Stick

Flush Balm Cream Blushes ($30 each for the full size, also available in limited-edition minis) are the blushes that seem to be most loved by readers. Unfortunately I found them too dewy for my skin type and most of the colors I tried do not show up very well on my skin tone. The darker ones do give a nice soft flush of color with a stain so those show up, but the neutrals and baby pink tones disappear on my skin once blended out. Lasting power is absolutely non-existent on my skin type.

Merit Flush Balm Cream Blush

Merit Flush Balm Cream Blush swatches

Solo Shadow Cream-to-Powder Soft Matte Eyeshadow ($24) are pure love for me, although I will say that I’ve only tried the lighter shades. I love the tones, lasting power and the way they look as a subtle contour. It makes you look a little more polished without a lot of work. Feedback from many of you is split – those who did not like these found them too matte and dry and difficult to blend/work with. I do agree they are very matte and they set fast so blending quickly is KEY! The Brush No. 2 that was created for this formula is pretty good.

Merit Solo Shadow Cream to Powder Soft Matte Eyeshadows

Signature Lip Lightweight Lipstick ($26) is another super popular product that did not work for me. I will say I think the colors are beautiful, but I did not like the pigment (too sheer) and the texture was off.  These had good smooth coverage and natural looking color payoff, but the texture felt thick and waxy. It did not feel comfortable on my lips, almost had a drying feel and I had to wipe them off immediately.

Merit Signature Lip Lightweight Lipstick

Shade Slick Gelée Sheer Tinted Lip Oil ($24) is pure love for me. They’re sheer thin tinted oils which I find unique for an oil formula because they really don’t have an oil-like feel at all. They’re almost like a water tint – sheer put enough color to tint the lips in a really pretty flattering way. Unfortunately lasting power isn’t really there but I like how the look and feel enough to not really mind re-applying.

Merit Shade Slick Gelée Sheer Tinted Lip Oil

Overall some beautiful things for a natural fuss-free look. I am all about a natural makeup look but I didn’t really find any product from the line that stands out as an absolute must-have. I gravitate more towards Westman Atelier for natural looking makeup with sheer color payoff. That being said I’ve had fun testing and playing with the products I have picked up at Sephora. I think it’s nice when a makeup line is very edited and streamlined. Makes it a little easier to explore!

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That wraps up my Merit roundup! Have you tried anything from the line? What did you think?

Holiday Gift Guide Westman Atelier

Westman Atelier Holiday Sets 2023

October 31, 2023

Westman Atelier Holiday Sets 2023

I did a mini haul and picked up two items from the Westman Atelier Holiday launch. This year Westman Atelier has four limited-edition sets cased in a festive warm holiday red.

The four makeup sets include:

Clean Glow Trios

Westman Atelier Holiday Clean Glow Trio II with Truffle, Brulee and Dou Dou

They brought back the Clean Glow Trio in two variations ($75 each) which I think is a great way to try three cream formulas. The minis are 2.5 g per stick while the full size options are 5 or 6 g each. I picked up the Clean Glow Trio II for the fun packaging even though I already own all the colors. Sets are SUPER mini in size but I think they give you enough product to really get a sense of how the product performs. They’re also great for travel.

Westman Atelier Holiday Clean Glow Trio II with Truffle, Brulee and Dou Dou

I swatched the holiday set next to my existing stash to see if there were any variations in colors and there are. Colors are extremely close and variations are so slight you can’t really see them in photographs. Also since Westman Atelier products tend to run on the sheer natural side of pigment, once blended on the face I don’t think you can see any difference in the colors.

For those curious, my mini Dou Dou in this year’s holiday set pulls a little cooler toned than my other mini Dou Dou. I have 3 different Petal Blush Sticks and they all look just the slightest bit different in undertone. Also some of the Lit Up sticks in the minis look a bit lighter/sheerer in color compared to my full-sized options, but once blended color is so sheer you can’t really tell the difference.

Westman Atelier Holiday Clean Glow Trio I with Biscuit, Nectar and Petal Set II with Truffle, Brulee and Dou Dou

Clean Glow Trio Set I has Nectar Lit Up Highlight Stick, Biscuit Face Trace Contour Stick and Petal Baby Cheeks Blush Stick.

Clean Glow Trio Set II has Brulee Lit Up Highlight Stick, Truffle Face Trace Contour Stick and Dou Dou Baby Cheeks Blush Stick. I’m wearing the Clean Glow II Set below with the Vital Skin Foundation Stick in VI, Patrick Ta Major Dimension III Matte Eyeshadow Palette and Squeaky Clean Lip Balm in Ma Puce.

Westman Atelier Truffle, Brulee, Dou Dou and Ma Puce

I really love these although I don’t think they will be for everyone. If you like minimal makeup pigment for a super natural look or love dewy emollient products these are for you! I know a lot of you are HUGE fans of the minimalist super dewy look.

However if have oily skin, these creams will most likely not last long on you unless you set with a powder on top. Also if you want bold color payoff and pigment, these will be too sheer.

Les Étoiles Lip, Blush & Highlighter Edition Set

Westman Atelier Holiday Set 2023 Les Étoiles Lip, Blush & Highlighter Edition Set - Biscuit, Nectar and Petal

I really loved last year’s Petal Edition Set and anytime there are new colors I’m instantly like YES PLEASE – SIGN ME UP. This year Westman Launched the Les Étoiles Lip, Blush & Highlighter Edition Set with all new limited-edition colors and a new blush formula. Swatches of the set next to other products/formulas with the same names.

Westman Atelier Holiday Set 2023 Les Étoiles Lip, Blush & Highlighter Edition Set - Biscuit, Nectar and Petal swatches


The set has a new powder blush called the Baby Cheeks Powder Blush and she launched it in Petal. This pulls very similar to the cream version, but the powder pulls a little more muted and dusty in color. Pigment is beautiful! Right along the lines of Westman Atelier’s sheer style but it is buildable which I LOVE. I hope she launches every single product in a powder form eventually.

Westman Atelier Baby Cheeks Powder Blush in Petal

above Baby Cheeks Powder Blush in Petal

The set has a new Lit Up Highlight Stick in the shade Biscuit. I swatched it below next to her contour stick in Biscuit. Undertone is the same. The Lit Up Stick in Biscuit is a very sheer cool-toned flesh brown with a pretty sheen. It’s very sheer and gives the skin a natural glossy sheen.

Westman Atelier Biscuit Lit Up Highlight Stick

above Biscuit Lit Up Stick on top of the Petal Powder Blush

We also have a new gloss shade in the Squeaky Clean Lip Balm formula called Nectar. This is almost identical to the Lit Up Stick in Nectar – sheer, luminous, soft and peachy. On my lips it’s very sheer but layered on top of a coordinating pencil and it’s perfection! I love it on top of Pat McGrath’s Permagel Ultra Lip Pencil in Nude Venus.

Westman Atelier Squeaky Clean Lip Balm in Nectar

above just the Squeaky Clean Lip Balm in Nectar

Westman Atelier Squeaky Clean Lip Balm in Nectar + Pat McGrath Nude Venus

above Westman Atelier Squeaky Clean Lip Balm in Nectar + Pat McGrath Permagel Ultra Lip Pencil Nude Venus

Overall vibe is natural looking, fresh, dewy and glowy. I love everything even though the items pull on the sheer side. I would really love if she increased the pigment by maybe 10-15% but I love what she’s created.

I’m really hoping she extends the colors in powder formula. I think it layers beautifully on top of the cream. I’m still waiting and wishing for her to launch lip pencils or lipsticks (or even a chubby stick).

I passed on her Mini Brush Set as I have a couple of her brushes and while they’re very well made, they’re just not my favorite. If you’re looking to splurge big on a brush set I think the Hourglass Travel Brush Set is a better buy. The brushes are full-size and I use them all the time (I bought it last year during the Sephora sale).

You can find these sets out now at all Westman Atelier retailers. Available at Sephora, Nordstrom, Violet Grey and more. If you’re shopping the Sephora sale use code TIMETOSAVE to take advantage of the discount now through 11/6.

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Did you check out the new holiday sets? What did you think?

Beauty Favorites Holiday Gift Guide Nordstrom

Holiday Makeup Looks I’m Loving Right Now

December 16, 2022

Holiday Beauty Looks

Happy Friday! Christmas is just around the corner and we’ve nearly made it through the entire year! If you’re in search of some makeup looks for the holiday season I have three to share with you today with favorites from Nordstrom. These are all super easy to recreate in under 15 minutes!

Foundation, Concealer and Powder Favorites

First a quick look at my base staples. Long-time reader will already be able to guess what’s on my go-to list! While the weather is mild here in Florida things still feel dry and my skin is feeling it! I like mixing the Westman Atelier Vital Skin Foundation Stick and Vital Skin Care Complexion Foundation for a well hydrated base. I use Shade VI in both formulas.

For concealer I’ve been loving the Bobbi Brown Skin Full Coverage Concealer in Shade Natural which is a really nice super creamy concealer with buildable coverage. The Hourglass Vanish Concealer Brush has been one of my favorite concealer brushes this year.

To set I still love the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Powder in Medium (now refillable). I also still love the Air Brush which is retractable and super convenient for my bag or travel.

I’m at my lightest in skin tone right now with my winter skin color so I always add a bit of bronzer. I have so many favorites but the ones I use the most are the Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Oversize (in Medium) or the Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Bronzer in Deep.

Holiday Makeup Looks via The Beauty Lookbook

Look 1: Peachy Nude Lip Look

Neutral Makeup Look

I’ll start with the look I feel the most comfortable in, neutrals! Bobbi Brown revamped the Luxe Lipstick and added new shades. These are super creamy and opaque with a natural sheen. The formula is a satin finish and I love the shade Almost Bare which is a beige peach. I topped it with a little bit of the Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss in Bare Sparkle.

Eyes are golden bronze tones with the Charlotte Tilbury Bella Sofia which I think will forever be my favorite eyeshadow quad! For liner I started using the Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner in Espresso Ink. Cheeks are a mix of the Westman Atelier Baby Cheeks in Chouchette and Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder in Chestnut Glow which has a bit of a bronzy tone.

Natural Makeup Look Bobbi Brown and Charlotte Tilbury

Natural Makeup Look Bobbi Brown and Charlotte Tilbury swatches


Look 2: Cold Girl Makeup Look

Cold Girl Makeup Look Trend

For this look I tried to recreate the cold girl makeup trend with the flushed pink cheeks and lips and frosted eyes. Getting that perfect flushed pink look depends on your skin tone so I pulled a few different shades of pink to try it out.

For the eyes I layered the Bobbi Brown Luxe Eyeshadow in Moonstone on top of the Charlotte Tilbury Bella Sofia. I love the formula of the luxe eyeshadows – they make the perfect one and done lid shimmer shade but also work as sparkly toppers! I added a bit of the Tom Ford Liquid Eyeliner for a bit more definition.

For pink cheeks I layered the Westman Atelier Baby Cheeks in Petal and Poppet, applying the lighter pink first and then adding a pop of the bright shade on top. To add a bit of glow the Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder in Quartz Glow adds a soft candlelit glow.

For the lips my perfect flushed pink is Sisley Sheer Petal but the Laura Mercier Petal Soft Crayon in Ophelie is stunning too! Since I love a gloss topper I added the Sisley Le Phyto Gloss in Shade #3. If you want a more affordable option I think the Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss in Bellini or Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Macaron will give you a similar effect.

Cold Girl Makeup Look Westman Atelier, Sisley, Bobbi Brown

Cold Girl Makeup Look Westman Atelier, Sisley, Bobbi Brown


Look 3: Berry Glam

Byredo Liquid Lipstick Vinyl in Baiser Cosmique

Last but not least I created a look for the bold lip lover! For a fresh red the Sisley Phyto Rouge Shine in Sheer Cherry gives the brightest classy red I’ve ever tried. For something a little more dramatic I tried the Byredo Liquid Lipstick Vinyl in Baiser Cosmique which gives me the MAC “O” or Sophisto vibes but better. Since the lips are bold I kept eyes light with the Bobbi Brown Luxe Eyeshadow in Melting Point and Sisley’s Phyto-Kohl Matte in Shade #2. I pulled out the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Butterfly Palette to match the lip tones.

Holiday Makeup Look Berry Red Lips

Holiday Makeup Look Berry Red Lips

Holiday Beauty Looks from Nordstrom Beauty

That wraps up my holiday look roundup! Would love to hear what you’ve been wearing this holiday season! You can find all of my picks available at Nordstrom. Don’t forget to check their Gift With Purchase page too!

If you are shopping online Nordstrom has a little note next to each item to show if it will arrive before Christmas. Many items will still arrive with expedited shipping.

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Beauty Favorites Dior Holiday Gift Guide

Luxury Beauty Gift Ideas from Dior

December 15, 2022

Dior Beauty Holiday Gifting 2022

Sharing one last holiday gift guide with a look at the ultimate luxury beauty gifts from Dior Beauty! I shared a video reel on Instagram featuring four of their gifts and they are so good I wanted to share them here on the blog too.

If you’re looking for last minute gifts Dior is offering complimentary express shipping on all orders $125+. Order before December 20th to receive by the 25th. They have beautiful packaging, deluxe samples with every order and they’ve given me a code BEAUTYLOOKBOOK for extra deluxe samples on orders $150+.

Dior Beauty Holiday Gift Ideas 2022

Dior has so many exquisite gift options. If you’re looking to splurge for yourself or a loved one here is a look at four of their holiday sets this year. More on for fragrance, makeup and skincare.

Dior Addict Pouch

Dior Beauty Holiday Addict Pouch

There are a few makeup gift sets this year. The Dior Addict Pouch ($80) has two full-sized lip products in a midnight blue pouch including the Addict Lipstick in 100 Nude Look (one of my favorites) and their Lip Oil in 012 Rosewood.

For the makeup lip lover they also have a cute Rouge Dior Pouch ($126) with three lip products or the Rouge Dior Minaudiere Set ($190) comes with a clutch.

Dior Natural Glow Essentials Set

Dior Essentials Holiday Set 2022

The Dior Natural Glow Essentials Set ($82) has a Lip Glow and Lip Maximizer in Pink along with a few minis. This one unfortunately already sold out but they still have a slightly different variation of the Dior Gift Set ($110) available that has the Pink Lip Glow and two Miss Dior scented products.

Scented Candle Discovery Set

Dior Beauty La Collection Privee Holiday Candle Set

For the candle lover the Dior La Collection Privee Scented Candle Discovery Set ($175) is stunning! It has three miniature candles with Ambre Nuit, 30 Montaigne and Jardin d’Orangers (all 85 g) in holiday packaging inspired by the constellations.

La Collection Privee Fragrance Discovery Set

Dior Beauty La Collection Privee Holiday Discovery Set 2022

Last but not least the La Collection Privee Fragrance Discovery Set ($250) with 20 minis (0.25 oz) including Gris Dior, Oud Ispahan, Ambre Nuit, Sakura, Jasmin des Anges, Lucky, La Colle Noire, Eden-Roc, Vanilla Diorama and Rouge Trafalgar. This is cased in their holiday packaging and has a tiered stand inside making it the perfect display case!

Dior Beauty La Collection Privee Holiday Discovery Set 2022

They have a couple other variations of the La Collection Privee minis including the Discovery Set ($235) in the standard white packaging or the Art of Living Discovery Set ($275) with 7 miniatures, 1 body cream, 1 hand body soap and a mini candle (also in their classic white packaging).

They offer samples on all orders and options for deluxe samples on orders over $100. Sample options vary and change frequently but you will alway be able to see what they’re offering at checkout.

Dior GWP samples

Lots to explore if you’re looking for last minute gifts! I love that everything comes wrapped and packaged beautifully. Every time I’ve ordered from Dior everything arrives in perfect condition beautifully boxed and carefully wrapped.

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Dior Beauty sets gifted by Dior.

Holiday Gift Guide Nordstrom

Last Minute Gift Ideas Under $100

December 8, 2022

Best Holiday Gift Ideas Under $100

Happy Thursday! With Christmas right around the corner I wanted to share a few more gift guides for those still looking for last minute gifts! I’ve partnered with Nordstrom to share some of my favorites. Here are 15 gift ideas for the beauty lover all under $100! Many are under the $50 price point.

Best Holiday Gift Ideas Under $100 Nordstrom Beauty

Laura Mercier has so many great beauty staples perfect for the woman who wants to look polished in a natural way. The Laura Mercier Flawless Encounter Translucent Loose Setting Powder & Puff Set ($40) is super cute with the holiday design and it’s one of my favorite powder formulas.

For the person who loves sweet scents the Laura Mercier Party of Three Hand Cream Gift Set ($35) makes for a great chic stocking stuffer.

Laura Mercier Mini Hand Cream Trio Holiday 2022

For the hair care lover Oribe is the ultimate gift for luxury hair care. For those new to the line the Oribe Obsessed Discovery Set ($49) is a great introduction to the line. I bought this for myself for an upcoming trip.

Oribe Obsessed Discovery Set

I love silk scrunchies and think the Slip Ornament Silk Skinny Scrunchie Set ($25) is another cute find. Each year they have an ornament style with cute colors. I think this is great for any age!

Slip Ornament Silk Skinny Scrunchie Set

For the perfume lover there are tons of great discovery sets and candle gift options. If you like fresh and uplifting bright scents the Tory Burch Essence of Dreams Discovery Set ($65) has all five fragrances in a cute boxed bundle.

Jo Malone has beautiful luxurious gifts! The Wood Sage & Sea Salt Discovery Set ($48) has all of my favorites in one small but chic boxed set. They have a few variations with different scent options in case you’re looking for something different.

Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt Discovery Set

Nest makes the best affordable luxury candles (in my opinion). I always buy their Festive Votive Set ($48) every year for someone on my list. Love that it’s packaged beautifully so no extra work required for wrapping!

Nest Festive Votive Set

For the beauty lover/girl on the go I love Westman Atelier. She makes effortless beauty products for the person who likes a natural look and can touch up on the go. Love the Squeaky Clean and Cheeky Duos ($48). There are two variations with Ma Puce + Chouchette (one I’m wearing) or Nana + Bichette.

Westman Atelier Squeaky Clean and Cheeky Duos Ma Puce + Chouchette

Westman Atelier Squeaky Clean and Cheeky Duos Ma Puce + Chouchette

If you’re new to Charlotte Tilbury skincare the Magic Mini Skincare Duo ($44) is a great starter duo. I really like the Magic Cream and everyone I’ve gifted it to really loves it as well.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Mini Skincare Duo

Diptyque is always a win with holiday. So much to love from the line and I think they hands down have the best versatile sets and options for any age, style or gender! I love the Diptyque Sapin Room Spray ($48) and Candle ($84, also available in the small size for $48). Their holiday designs are stunning.

Diptyque Sapin Holiday 2022

The Diptyque Mini Candle Set ($95) is quite a splurge but makes for a great starter set whether you’re gifting yourself or another.

Diptyque Mini Candle Set Holiday 2022

For the home I really can’t rave enough about the Diptyque Softening Hand Wash ($65) and Velvet Hand Lotion ($67). Both are packaged in beautiful glass jars and are refillable.

Diptyque Softening Hand Wash and Velvet Hand Lotion

Last but not least Venus Et Fleur is another favorite of mine. Nordstrom carries a selection of their roses that smell incredibly beautiful and they do really last a year! Mine have lasted over a year and I absolutely love them. The Classic Le Mini Round comes in a wide range of base and rose colors to pick from. I have several but love the Pink Suede with Pink Rose and Merlot Suede with the Blush Rose the most.

Venus Et Fleur Classic Le Mini Round Rose

Holiday Gift Guide Nordstrom Beauty 2022

That wraps up my holiday gift guide with ideas under $100! If you’re looking for last minute gifts I hope you found this helpful! Don’t forget to check out the Gift With Purchase page before you shop – some are online only and some are in-store too.

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Many thanks to Nordstrom for partnering to sponsor this post. As always all opinions are my own.