Holiday Party Survival Guide


Hey ladies! I’ve been having an amazing time this holiday season showcasing fun looks, holiday must haves and fashion finds.  Now that all of my gifts are purchased and my holiday looks are laid out, I am ready to play with a few fun beauty items to help me complete these festive looks and keep me sane over the next two weeks.

So in the spirit of the holiday insanity, I’ve paired up with People Style Watch and Ulta Beauty to pull together a holiday party survival guide. Here are my top must haves to stay festive, fresh and beautiful. They also work as great as last minute gift options and stocking stuffers.

Below $25

  1. OPI All Stars 4 Pc Mini Kit


    Now what girl doesn’t love/ NEED sparkly nails! This cute kit brings the perfect red, a gorgeous wine color and two beautiful festive metallic colors perfect for all of the parties to come.
  2. URBAN DECAY COSMETICS Revolution Lip Gloss Double Shot Travel


    If you have been looking to try out Urban Decay lippies this is your chance. This great travel set brings a bold, bright raspberry color great for evening events and a perfect nude shade for all day time functions.
  3. BENEFIT COSMETICS Feelin’ Cheeky


    Over the holidays I typically have multiple events in one day which means my makeup has to last. I love these stains because they extend the longevity of my look and reduce the in-between events touchups. 
  4. BENEFIT COSMETICS Real Sexy Steal

    mascaraBecause beautiful lashes are a must this holiday season.  This kit brings everything you need to set those gorgeous eyes. What more can you ask for?!

  5. CONAIR Rose Gold Conical Wand

    Now Ulta Beauty has some of the prettiest hair tools ever! So yes aside from being beautiful, this rose gold curling wand will help you set your gorgeous mane and hey maybe fight off any evil intruders that may come your way. 🙂

Below $50

    I’ve gotten into countering lately so for me there is no leaving the house without first using this amazing kit.  With multiple shades, this is the perfect kit to sculpt and define your gorgeous face.


    So if you need one eyeshadow palette this season let this one be the one. From light to bold and sparkly colors this will be your go to kits for all of your smokey eye needs.
  3. THE BODY SHOP Coconut Glowing Body 3-pc Kit


    Here on the east coast the weather is finally starting turn and with that comes dry skin which is why this kit is a definite must have item.  
  4. BECCA Afterglow Palette


    The holidays to me equals sparkle, glitter and shimmer. Cast a beautiful glow this season with this amazing Becca kit.
  5. IT BRUSHES FOR ULTA Your Contour Must-Haves Set


    Remember that great countering kit from Anastasia? Well this brush set will really set the look. Because it is simple and compact this contouring brush kit will really save you time and stress.

Below $100

  1. TARTE Online Only Good-For-You Glamour Essentials Set


    Now if you are looking for an all in one kit to take you from day to night this is it. Tarte makes makeup easy with this one which includes two great blushes, a few eye shadows, an eyeliner, mascara and a 
  2. CLARISONIC Mia 1 Electric Pink, Skin Cleansing Value Set


    Over the holidays my Clarisonic goes on overdrive. With heavy makeup applications and lots of events this is a must to keep my skin clear and stress free.
  3. CHI Online Only Blushing Beauty Travel Kit


    Ulta Beauty brings to us another gorgeous hair kit. I mean seriously, yes, I need to curl my hair with a blush pink curling iron. Enough said!
  4. GUCCI Bamboo Eau de Parfum


    Gucci Bamboo has quickly become my go to fragrance this season. It’s bold, sweet and sexy all in one. Plus there is something about a great perfume that completes a look and makes you feel empowered.
  5. IT BRUSHES FOR ULTA Your Airbrush Masters 6 Pc Advanced Brush Set


    Last but not least, it seems like over the holidays the picture taking never ends and with that a must have is this gorgeous brush kit that promises to deliver an airbrush look. So if you want that flawless selfie, make sure to grab this set.

So ladies, there you have it, my survival guide for this holiday season. What are your must have items?

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