JUST AROUND THE CORNER...!
With this holiday drawing very near, I thought that it would be nice to share my top 10 Valentine's Day -themed gifts for the beauty-lover in your life. There are lots of affordable finds and I made to try and keep most things on the list super affordable- there might be a couple of things that I just couldn't resist putting on my list though ;)
THE BEAUTY CLOSET'S TOP 10 BEAUTY GIFTS FOR VALENTINE'S DAY:
1. JUSTfab -"Loki" crossbody bag $29.95* [vip pricing]
I'm a HUGE fan of JUSTfab shoes and bags- they seem to always have something adorable I feel I just can't live without. I really like this cute crossbody bag as it's versatile and actually lets you stash your favorite on-the-go beauty items without running out of room. JUSTfab does an excellent job paying attention to detail, which you can easily see with the chain faux leather strap, quilted design, and top zipper that goes around the entire bag.
The inside is nicely-lined and includes a zip-up pocket and additional pocket on the opposite side, allowing for extra storage too. If you don't have a membership with JUSTfab, you can snag one OR you can pay the full-price of $59.95. The JUSTfab membership is free to sign up, however if you don't choose to "skip-the-month" by the 5th of each month, your stored credit or bank card IS charged for a monthly $39.95 membership fee. This credit goes into your VIP store and allows for you to purchase an item at any time.
The benefit to signing up however is easy to see as most VIP membership discounts are around $20+; you just have to ensure that you've skipped your month if you don't want to get billed and this can be done by simply going online and signing into your acct and choosing to skip. You can also sign up with your Facebook acct and use that to sign in, which makes getting into your acct even easier :)
2. TonyMoly Bbo Bbo ["kiss-kiss"] Lip Balm $10.
When it comes to TonyMoly, they know super adorable and fun skincare! I have a few items from this brand and they are all really cute- I often get asked where I've snagged the item and I'm happy to share that it's TonyMoly :) Bbo Bbo means "kiss" in Korea, which is the reason for the silly name- but this awesome lip balm is serious when it comes to softening lips! It's formulated without sulfates and phthalates as well, making this affordable lip care product safe for almost anyone to use.
3. Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in "Candy Glow" $30.
Too Faced not only makes wonderful cosmetic and skincare items, but they are usually as equally as cute and curated with top-notch quality. This is a good blush for most skin types and works well as a highlighter too!
4. Sephora Collection- Heart to heart Makeup Sponges $8.
The hot pink makeup sponge included in this adorable 3-piece set is designed for liquid and cream foundations, while the lighter-colored sponges are made for powder application. You can also utilize the lighter pink sponges to apply liquid and cream foundations, if you seeking more of a sheer result. Not only are these super affordable, but you can snag a set for yourself at this price! The set also comes in a portable travel bag for on-the-go trips and to help keep the sponges clean :) This is a gift that any beauty lover can appreciate.
5. I LOVE NEW YORK by Bond No.9 for her $175
So this item in particular is a little on the higher price range that I might normally go for, however this is DEF a great gift for someone special on your list for Valentine's Day! This quality fragrance is something that would be universally flattering, with peony and patchouli notes that are fun & energetic.
6. OPI Hello Kitty Nail Lacquer Collection Look At My Bow! "Sweet-girl pink" $9.50
This brings out the fun little girl in me and reminds me of days past :) For under $10, OPI provides a great quality nail collection with a wide array of colorful shades. Each polish has the adorable Hello Kitty print on the cap and they also each have creative Hello Kitty-themed names like "Say Hello Kitty" and "My Twin Mimmy".
7. Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Eye Shadow Collection $49.
This perfectly cute collection is the 3rd edition in the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Collection and it also includes a 3-look guide as with the previous palettes. I would have to say however that this is probably the most delightful of all 3 with adorable heart-shaped eye shadows with names like "Totally Fetch" and "Dark Truffle". The equally fun case completes the adorable look that's really hard to resist for any beauty lover.
8. IT Cosmetics Your Je Ne Sais Quoi! [2-piece set] $28.
One of my FAV makeup brands, this set is sure to please any beauty-lover! The colors are light and fun, with a cute makeup bag as an added bonus! There's a gloss and matte lip stick too in the set, allowing for different looks. I love that you can layer these colors underneath or on top of others to get some really pretty effects.
9. Julep Nail Polish- "Hartleigh" [limited edition].
The pricing on this may be difficult to put an exact number on considering that this is a limited edition product, however I've been able to find it several places for sale [brand new] from those who might have snagged up a few extras around last Valentine's Day. I wouldn't be surprised if Julep makes this available themselves this year as I did receive an email indicating that they had these left in stock from last year and would be including it as an extra surprise in the upcoming Maven boxes this month.
You can probably find it for around $10-13 and that's not bad considering how awesome the quality of Julep's polish! I can put a coat or two of their Vegan polishes and it lasts for at least a week if not longer with little if any chipping :) Plus, who can't resist the adorable hearts?! You can also layer this cute polish over darker solid colors to make a pretty and unique effect that's perfect for Valentine's day ;)
10. Patchology FlashPatch Lip Gels [24 ct.] $50.
Although this made the last spot on my list, it's one of the coolest products out of the bunch- the pricing is just a bit on the higher side of the scale for some. This is the biggest reason for it making the bottom of my list, but I still LOVE the product. This unique approach to lip care delivers a complex of 5 proven moisturizing ingredients with a patch application that's also latex-free. Your lips will look and feel fab- the perfect choice for any beauty-obsessed on your list :)