Thursday, July 25, 2024

What a Beauty Writer Really Wants in Her Stocking

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e.l.f. Cosmetics Glow Reviver Lip Oil

Glow Reviver Lip Oil

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e.l.f. Cosmetics Glow Reviver Lip Oil

Lip products make the ultimate stocking stuffers, and e.l.f. has the best of the best, period. The products are not only good but extremely affordable, too. Top of my list: this new lip oil. Each of the seven shades provide a sheer wash of color and are super-wearable, seem to offer an unmatched level of shine, and are infused with skin-loving oils that will hopefully do something about my perennially parched lips.

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ColorWow Mini Dream Coat Supernatural Spray Anti-Frizz Treatment

Mini Dream Coat Supernatural Spray Anti-Frizz Treatment

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ColorWow Mini Dream Coat Supernatural Spray Anti-Frizz Treatment

This celeb-hairstylist favorite has been on my radar for quite some time, so I’m really hoping it turns up in my stocking this year. Just take a peek at the before-and-after photos and you’ll see why. It makes dry, puffy, and flyaway-prone hair look sleek and glassy for days. Plus, it offers heat protection. I need, I need, I need.

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Carolina Herrera Good Girl Trio Rollerball Set

Good Girl Trio Rollerball Set

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Carolina Herrera Good Girl Trio Rollerball Set

I love travel-size fragrances. They’re just so cute and convenient—you can take ’em anywhere. This set contains three of Carolina Herrera’s Good Girl fragrances (the line is known for its sophisticated, modern scents), allowing me to take each for a spin before shelling out the big bucks on a full-size bottle.

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e.l.f. Cosmetics Glossy Lip Stain

Glossy Lip Stain

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e.l.f. Cosmetics Glossy Lip Stain

I’ve seen this $6 product applied at least a thousand times on social media, and it’s obvious why it went viral: It looks just as stunning as any expensive lip stain on the market. The finish is so gorgeously shiny, yet has remarkable staying power thanks to the gloss-to-stain formula. Plus, there are eight gorgeous shades to choose from.

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Gisou Mini Honey Infused Hair Oil

Mini Honey Infused Hair Oil

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Gisou Mini Honey Infused Hair Oil

I’m on a hair health journey and am determined to be better about using hydrating products. Not only is the packaging of this oil super-chic, but it contains three ingredients I already know work well for my hair: honey, coconut oil, and almond oil. It’s formulated to be lightweight, which is perfect for fine-haired gals like me, and I’ve heard it smells divine. Need I say more?

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NuFACE FIX Line Smoothing Device

FIX Line Smoothing Device

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NuFACE FIX Line Smoothing Device

I turned 30 this fall and have noticed some new fine lines around my eyes. While I’m embracing the aging process, I’m not going to say no to a device that helps smooth and tighten. This sleek tool from NuFace is designed to do just that, courtesy of microcurrent technology. I love that it can be used around the lips and on the forehead, too.

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e.l.f. Cosmetics Squeeze Me Lip Balm

Squeeze Me Lip Balm

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e.l.f. Cosmetics Squeeze Me Lip Balm

You can never have too many lip balms—that’s just a fact. This one contains hyaluronic acid, shea butter, and goji-berry extract for superior nourishment and comes in five fun scents like vanilla frosting and honeydew. Here’s hoping I get all of them in my stocking.

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Kaleigh Fasanella

Kaleigh Fasanella is a freelance beauty and wellness writer with a passion for amplifying the voices of people with chronic skin conditions. You can find her work in outlets like Allure, Teen Vogue, Byrdie, The Zoe Report, Bustle, Dazed Beauty, and more. She holds a journalism degree from Penn State University, and in addition to editorial, she consults for brands and does some copywriting. Feel free to keep up with her on Instagram @kaleighfaz.

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