YooooOOOooOOOoo guyssss. I’m so excited for this Part II of my gift guide because I am giving away my deepest, darkest and best skincare secret that has, not kidding you, changed my life without sounding too dramatic. Skincare is something I’ve fallen into a deep passion for as of lately and this is the closest product that has come to magic that I’ve tried. I’ll do an entire post on my regime soon but this just gives you a little idea.
1 | Anyone else wear the same disgusting sweatpants and giant t-shirts they’ve had for 10+ years to bed? Just me? Well, I am in desperate need of some cute pajama sets and I love this one from Abercrombie. Aerie has really cute options as well!
2 | Lip tints are very underrated in my opinion. I’ve been using the Benefit Lip tint but since I’m almost out, and saw this youtuber raving about TONYMOLY lip tints, I feel like it’s just meant to be.
3 | Soooo this perfume by Hanae Mori has been my number one favorite scent since beginning of college when I first tried it. It is just the most beautiful floral, flirty but also sexy perfume I think I’ve ever had/smelled. Second favorite is anything by Michael Kors.
4 | If you drive a lot and listen to music while driving. Or maybe you just use your phone a ton in general, then a car power charger is sooo so essential. A true necessity. And don’t buy the cheap kind cause they are BS and don’t work!!
5 | Okay guys…MY HOLY GRAIL/SKIN SECRET comes from the brand The Ordinary. No joke I have never had better skin in my entire life. I get compliments about every other day from friends and family which makes me want to cry because skin is sooo hard to friggin perfect. I’ll be doing an entire post on my skin regime soon!! This company is seriously no BS. It’s pure, clean, effective and so.damn.affordable. My mind was blown. Still is. Will be for a while…
My two essentials I use morning and night. (Both are under 10 effing bucks. Absurd.)
- This ANTIOXIDANT (Reseratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3%) for fine lines and overall skin health
- This HYDRATING MIRACLE WORKER (100% Plant-Derived Squalane) that has changed my liiiiife.
ANTIOXIDANT: “This formula combines very high concentrations of two of the most powerful and important antioxidants in skincare: Resveratrol and Ferulic Acid. Skincare formulations generally incorporate Resveratrol at 1% or less and Ferulic Acid at 0.5% or less. This water-free, oil-free, silicone-free, alcohol-free formula contains each at 3%, an exceptionally high concentration.”
HYDRATION MIRACLE WORKER: “Unlike plant oils, Squalane is completely non-greasy, is exceptionally pure and stays stable in varying UV, temperature and oxidative conditions. Its non-comedogenic emollience hydrates while improving visible elasticity and texture.”
Ferulic Acid: Plant-based antioxidant that enhances the properties of other vitamins, helps skin’s defense against sun damage and increases hydration from retinol
Squalane: a natural hydrocarbon that is present in the skin, helping to prevent loss of hydration and to improve suppleness
6 | I’ve gotten into doing a quick booty workout daily whenever I can fit it in, usually in the morning, since I’ll be in a bikini in less than 3 weeks. These little mini workout sessions would be a lot more effective with these bad boys. Ankle weights are another very underrated item in my opinion and I think these are a great gift for the health/fitness freak in your fam.
7 | I just got these shoes yesterday and ohhhh mi gawwddd I love them so so so much. The best little slip on shoes that make your outfit look chic AF. I got these on sale so I know a lot of the sizes are sold out, but they have a ton of other pattern/colors.