Save, Spend or Splurge Holiday Gift Guide

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I’ve been meaning to put together gift guides for quite some time (remember my November goal for holiday post planning lol?) Instead of doing ten different gift guides, because let’s be honest they get excessive, I’m throwing it all in one place. I’m giving you three different price point options: Save (under $30), Spend ($30-$50), Splurge ($50+). I know some people don’t think of $50 as a splurge, but I do, especially if it’s on one gift so that’s why I broke it out that way. Of course you can combine gifts if your budget is a big bigger but hopefully this is more inclusive for people like me who need to be thrify! Don’t forget to click on the bold words to link you straight to the item. Happy shopping!

For the beauty lover:

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7 Minute Morning Makeup Routine

makeup-routineYou guys get to hear my beauty and fashion tips all the time, so I wanted to let someone else give her two cents. Mia is here giving her morning makeup routine and I think you’re really going to love it! I know sometimes I’m a little too “glam” for people’s tastes so this one might tickle your fancy. This morning makeup routine is perfect because it’s quick and simple. I tried it myself and snapped a quick selfie so you can see how it looks! Not too shabby for less than ten minutes, right?

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Ursula Makeup Tutorial

Halloween may be long over (insert crying emoji here) but hey….a good costume is appropriate all year long, right? Okay okay, I know that is not true. But I recorded this and I really wanted to share it with you because this look is so fun and surprisingly easy to create! Obviously this video is sped up, but I was able to complete this look myself in about thirty minutes – and that’s without any practice or a trial run beforehand! I don’t think this tutorial requires a ton of makeup experience, just follow the directions in the video and you’ll be fine!

Once you’ve got your makeup done, the rest is easy! Just throw on a black tube top or tank top, and a full black skirt. I think a tulle skirt works PERFECTLY for this! If you can track down a triton or a shell necklace, even better!

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Easy Holiday Makeup Tutorial

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The holidays are coming and having a beauty routine ready to go for those parties makes life a lot easier! This holiday makeup routine is easy and only takes a few products, even though it looks more complicated than it is. A few shades of eyeshadow, eyeliner and a red lip and you’re set! Click through for details on this easy holiday makeup look that’s perfect for any holiday occasion!With the upcoming holiday season, I know we all love to up our makeup game….but sometimes that can be complicated. This holiday eye makeup look is easy to recreate (I promise!) and perfect for any holiday occasion, whether it’s a small family gathering or a formal office party! I love this look because it makes the eyes look wide open and will work for any eye shape.

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Beauty Buys – $10 and Under

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Two months ago (holy cow has it really been two months?!) I did a post all about beauty buys under $5 (click here to read it) so it’s about time I do a follow up! This time around I’m featuring my favorite inexpensive beauty buys between $5 and $10. Check out the video then shop my faves using the list below!

Okay, what did I miss? I’m sure there are some great products not listed here so let me know in the comments! Psst if you liked this post, don’t forget to pin it, love!

xoxo

Valery

Beauty doesn’t have to break the bank! Drugstore products are some of my favorite things to use on a daily basis. Check out this post for some of my favorite beauty products $10 and under that you NEED in your makeup kit.


Diversity Chic x Jamberry

diversity-chic-jamberry-2131This month we’re doing something a little different for Diversity Chic, but just to recap in case you’re new (hi!), here’s what we’re all about:

Diversity Chic is a collaboration of Dallas bloggers showcasing current fashion trends on a variety of skin tones, hair colors, body types and heights. Each month we will feature a new trend tailored to our personalities and style.

Our focus is to explore the world of fashion in its unique, diverse, and stylish manner – one trend at a time.

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These affordable serums are under $15. You need.

affordable-serum3First off, this post is not sponsored even though it’s going to seem like it. Just sharing the love for some affordable serums that I am SO excited about!

Like so many of you guys, I suffer from an array of skin issues that I’m constantly trying to “fix” – rosacea, acne, eczema, dry skin and sensitivity. So yeah, there’s a lot happening on my face. I’ve never been one of those girls who feels totally comfortable just walking out the door without any makeup on. I’m not expecting to ever have “perfect” skin but I’m doing everything I can lately to try to improve it. Except I’m not giving up dairy…I will never do that.

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Football Game Day Nail Art

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, MARS. All opinions are mine alone. #ScoreAtCVS #CollectiveBias

Even if you don’t love football, this football nail tutorial is the perfect way to celebrate game day! You don’t need any fancy tools, just the right nail polishes and a brush. I promise, even if you're not an artist, you can totally nail this DIY football nail art!
I’ve got a confession, you guys – I don’t really get that into sports. That being said, if there’s an excuse to change up my beauty routine and have fun – count me in! I mean seriously, who doesn’t love a good themed party?! Since I don’t really have any football-related fashion items, I like to put my nails on full display on game day. You can grab everything you need for this tutorial at your local CVS – it’s a one stop shop for all your game day needs! You can even pick up the perfect game day snack to take to your game day parties, SNICKERS® bars (with special football themed packaging) and SNICKERS® Crisper Bars. (Click here to save $1 on SNICKERS® at CVS!)

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