beauty & makeup gift guide | fall rewind

it’s been self-care week over here on the blog.  today we’re bringing you a beauty and makeup gift guide.  Kelly and i put this together, and our guide includes everything from budget and drugstore makeup to higher-end facial care. 

below, you’ll find selected ideas split between myself and kelly.  we’ve further broken down each bucket by price point:  low, medium, and high.  i’ve also put together a fall rewind, showcasing some of my favorite outfits of the fall.  

beth’s low price point picks: hand creams to skincare sets

to kick things off today, i’m bringing you my gift ideas under $25.  they include everything from hand cream from Burt’s Bees to a lipstick set from Nordstrom.  

denim | sweater | c/o jacket | c/o scarf | shoes | similar handbag

denim boiler suit blazer shoes similar handbag

denim | similar sweater | similar sweater |similar sweater | shoes

kelly’s low price point picks: eye treatment to exfoliant scrubs

Kelly’s all about the Kiehl’s this holiday season.  below you’ll find her picks under $30 for facial moisturizers, eye treatment, exfoliants, hair treatments, and serums. 

dress in pictures | dress 2 | dress 3 | dress 4 | dress 5 | dress 6 | dress 7  | jacket (similar, high-to-low)

blazer |sweater | boyfriend jeans | similar belt 

beth’s mid price point picks: diffusers to makeup sets

below, i’ve got beauty and self-care gift ideas for under $50.  everything from Sephora to Nordstrom.  like Kelly, i’m really loving the Kiehl’s skin care set this year.   but you really can’t go wrong with the diffuser from Sephora—especially if you have dogs like me.  

similar coat (Talbots) | denim (Ann Taylor) | shoes (J.Crew)similar tote (Nordstrom)

denim | blouse | (similar) suede jacket | snakeskin boots | (similar) belt | (similar) handbag

faux leather overshirt similar leopard jeans | similar white shirt | shoes | handbag | bracelet | earrings

kelly’s mid price point picks: facial toners to hair treatments 

kelly’s got a wide-range of mid price point gift ideas.  like me, she’s loving selections from Nordstrom this year.  

blazer (Ann Taylor) | sweater (Everlane) | similar denim (J.Crew) 

similar blazer | turtleneck (Macy’s) | leggings (Macy’s) | booties (Easy Spirit) | similar handbag

beth’s high price point picks: masking to tighten & left sets

finally, i’ve got beauty and self-care gift ideas for under $100.  here, you’re going to find some of the larger gift sets, mostly focused on facial and skincare.  

pants (Talbots) | top (Banana Republic) | duster (Banana Republic) | similar handbag | similar shoes

jeans | handbag | bomber jacket | boots | sleeveless turtleneck

red turtleneck | red turtleneck 2 | trench coat | trench coat 2 |  dark skinny jeans | boyfriend jeans | white loafer 

kelly’s high price point picks: facial mists to serums 

kelly finishes it off today with her higher end picks.  her top 5 selections are in or around the $100 price point. 

cashmere turtleneck dress | blazer | similar turtleneck dress | boyfriend jean | skinny jean | low heeled booties | scarf

lightweight cashmere sweater |  cashmere sweater 2 | dark rinse denim | crossbody handbag

in case you missed it 

i hope you enjoyed today’s holiday beauty and makeup gift guide.  as we start to wrap up self-care week, in case you missed it, check out all of our posts: managing grief during the holiday season, selflessness as a form of self-care, and putting the “self” back in self-care.

if you’re still looking for more beauty and makeup picks, tips & tricks, make sure to check out my YouTube series friday fives some of which are linked below. 

5 essential lipstick picks 

5 essential mascara picks

5 essential skincare tips


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  1. Elizabeth Anne Smith wrote:

    Beth, what would be the best mascara for sensitive eyes/contact lens wearers in brown?

    Posted 11.7.19
  2. Julie Mycock wrote:

    Hi Beth, great post with plenty of ideas from all price ranges. Both yourself and Kelly seem as though you are working well together with good tips and info from all sides, she is a welcome edition.
    Hope Kelly had a lovely birthday xoxo

    Posted 11.7.19
  3. Susan wrote:

    Hi Beth and Kelly…Loved your skin care ideas! I am noticing everything except three outfits include jeans. Not everyone of a certain age wears jeans. I need some new slack, leggings, pants inspiration.

    Posted 11.7.19
  4. Mary Grogan wrote:

    Need inspiration for someone who wears only comfy shoes. I need to wear zero drop shoes with a wide toe box. Do you have any suggestions. I want to find something that doesn’t look like an athletic shoe.

    Posted 11.7.19
  5. Maureen Donnelly wrote:

    Hi Beth and Kelly love your Skin Ideas. Gonna try a few. Happy Birthday Kelly…

    Posted 11.7.19
  6. Lyn wrote:

    These all are great Christmas gift suggestions. My gift giving theme for all of us this year is “self-care”. Shopping with a theme has made shopping easier.
    Other gift ideas I have already bought for my daughter are silk pillowcases, cozy travel slippers that come with their own case, hylauronic body washes, etc. A number of Beth’s ideas will also be making their way into my gift giving list.

    Posted 11.8.19

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