A Cute Little Things Gift Guide

The holidays are such a fun time of year- but if there’s one thing we can all agree, on it’s this: giving gifts is stressful, epescially when you’re on a budget. I’m one of those people that doesn’t really need anything; and small, thoughtful gifts always bring me the most joy. If you’re shopping for the trendy girl in your life who already has everything— this is your gift guide.

UO Rose Shimmer Eyeshadow Palette ($12)

I’ve been obsessed with orange eyeshadow lately and picked up this palette at complete random because it was so inexpensive! I was really only after the shimmery orange color in the palette and had low expectations- turns out, this is one of the best palette’s I’ve ever owned. The colors go on smooth and bright and last all day. It’s easy to mix and match the oranges or deep purples to create a fun, natural look that can go from day to night. I’ve been using these colors every day for the last month- for the price, you can’t go wrong with this makeup.

Ouai Wave Spray, Travel Size ($12)

I honestly cannot stress enough how incredible this product is. From the delicious smell to the easy texture, it’s quickly become a part of my every day hair routine. I’m obsessed with Caitlyn from @howdoyouwearthat ‘s hair, so much so that I went to Love Lane Salon in Jersey City to get her exact color and a longer version of her cut. She has the best hair tutorials which includes this spray- I had to try it as soon as she recommended. If you’re in need of a beachy, tousled, wavy look for everyday curls this spray is a must have!

True and Co. Racerback Bra ($58), True and Co. Hipster Panty (3 for $33), True and Co. Lace Bodysuit ($35)

True and Co. reached out to me a few weeks back and allowed me to try some of their products- excited to say they’re awesome! The underwear is insanely comfortable and they use the most soft, silky fabrics out there. The prices are really reasonable for the high quality material and fit. They also sent me this gorgeous black bodysuit- so sexy and chic! True and Co. is a great, unique company for ladies to try out. Pretty lingerie is such a great way to treat yourself this holiday season.

Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo ($25)

This is definitely a more expensive dry shampoo but let me tell you- it is worth every. single. penny. Amika was a fashion week sponsor this year at the Lulu’s party and I got the chance to take a dry shampoo home with me, expecting to keep using the ever-so-cheap Batiste. Unfortunately for my wallet, Amika is a completely unexpected game changer. While most dry shampoos leave my hair feeling full of product, flat, and just as greasy—Amika is different. With every spray my hair actually feels cleaner, has better volume, and smells amazing. This is the perfect gift for the beauty guru in your life to obsess over.

Patchology Eye Gels ($50 for 30 pairs)

For that extra tired friend in your life who’s always hustling and never doing enough self care, these patches are a perfect present. Throw them on for 5 minutes while you’re having a morning coffee and your puffy eyes will decrease in moments, leaving you feeling awake and rejuvenated. Not to mention they’re cooling and smell nice, too.

& Other Stories Socks ($9 each)

Stories has the cutest socks ever- you really can’t go wrong with giving someone a cute pair. I just scored the bottom left plaid socks and they are thick, sparkly, and cute- a triple threat. The sheer socks are also perfect for wearing with heels for an extra chic, on-trend look.

L’Occitane Signature Advent Calendar ($59)

L’Occitane is one of my favorite companies out there, and their packaging and product during the holiday season is the best year after year. For the skin-care junkie in your life who’s obsessed with trying out the latest products, this advent calendar comes with 24 adorable mini goodies to countdown the days to Christmas.


These are some of my favorite little products at the moment that every girl out there is sure to love. Let me know if there are any other gift guides you want to see this holiday season! :)

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