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12 Days of Christmas ~ Day 3 ~ Beauty Product Must-Haves For the Holidays

I use a save & splurge motto when shopping for everything. If I’m decorating a home I love to mix high end pieces with more budget friendly finds.

Today I’m tackling the overwhelming world of beauty products. I’ll admit I’ve wasted a lot of money on some duds over the years.

When I’m beautifying for the holidays I use the same save and splurge model. Here are my beauty MUST HAVES to look perfect throughout the holiday season…

Skin Care

CLEANSER

I love this cleanser. It has micro-beads that exfoliate while washing.

At night I use baby wipes instead of makeup remover

clothes before I wash my face with this product.

Save ~ $6

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http://www1.shoppersdrugmart.ca/en/health-and-pharmacy/personal-care/skin-and-acne-care/details/062600301444

TONER

I look for something gentle. I don’t like the

 burning sensation that some toners have.

Save ~ $8

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http://www1.shoppersdrugmart.ca/en/health-and-pharmacy/personal-care/skin-and-acne-care/details/062600410030

MOISTURIZER

I ALWAYS chose a moisturizer with an SPF.

Save ~ $15

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http://www1.shoppersdrugmart.ca/en/health-and-pharmacy/personal-care/skin-and-acne-care/details/075609011139

Makeup 

Now that you’ve washed, toned and moisturized

we can add a little gloss!

LIQUID BRONZER

Save ~ $5

In the winter months I still like a little color. I like to

use this bronzing liquid to give me a base of golden

bronze before I add makeup. It’s similar to using a

tinted moisturizer. In the summer I often just use this

light formula instead of a full makeup routine.

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http://www.colorandflavorshop.com/product.php?productid=22416&cat=73&page=1

CONCEALER 

MAJOR Splurge ~ $70 USD

This is VERY pricey and not a priority for everyone.

After too many late nights of enjoying the holidays

I get dark circles under my eyes and NOTHING

works like this little magical stick!

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http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/cle-de-peau-beaute-concealer/3076452

BRONZING POWDER

Splurge ~ $45

I use the color Laguna. I also like

MAC – Matte Bronze Bronzing Powder.

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http://www.sephora.com/bronzing-powder-P12790?skuId=537878

BLUSH

Splurge ~ $26

I love the colour Peony Petal. It’s pink and pretty.

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http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/shaded/156/329/Products/Face/Cheek/Powder-Blush/index.tmpl

EYESHADOW

Save ~ $8

This Wet N Wild Eyeshadow Palette is perfect because

I love a smokey eye with a hint of purple.

Shopping for this will make you feel like you’re

in the kids / teen department but it has

great pigment for the price!

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http://www.target.com/p/eye-shadow-736-ci-3oz-petal-push/-/A-15022308#prodSlot=dlp_medium_2_9&term=wet+n+wild

MASCARA

Save / Splurge ~ $29

Younique Mascara is a new product to my beauty routine.

I will always be a huge fan of Lancome Mascara

and CILS Booster but this pricey combo is over $60

and Youinque Mascara is just as great and more affordable.

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https://www.youniqueproducts.com/YouniquelyKaren/products/view/US-1017-00

COLORED LIP BALM

Save ~ $8

This is a cute lip tint mixed with a minty

balm for the dry winter months.

I like the colour Cherish.

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http://www.revlon.com/products/lips/lip-color/colorburst-balm-stain#309976348155%20||0

LIPSTICK

Splurge ~ $19

My go to lip colour is called Up The Amp from MAC.

I’ve converted most of my girlfriends into

‘Up The Amp’ lovers!

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http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/shaded/168/310/Products/Lips/Lipstick/Lipstick/index.tmpl

Nail Polish 

Save ~ $3

My go-to colours are black and natural pink.

I’m loving everything red right now so I’ve added it to my

nail style this holiday season.

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https://www1.shoppersdrugmart.ca/en/beauty-and-body

I hope you enjoy primping for all of your holiday activities!

XO
DS

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