During the holidays, Caitlin and Danielle encourage Dolls everywhere to be present and to share your sparkle, your time, good intentions and most of all… your love. The Dolls savor the season as they get glam and get going to holiday soirees near and far. It goes without saying that a favorite holiday tradition is getting DOLLED UP! When it comes to gifting their best girl friends – Caitlin and Danielle adore the the gift that gets gals glam. This year, the Dolls searched their glamour headquarters, Ulta Beauty, for the prettiest presents to gift this season.
May no gift be too small to give, nor to simple to receive, which is wrapped in thoughtfulness, and tied with love.” – L.O. Baird
You may have noticed that we take getting glam very seriously! There’s nothing that we love more than a beautiful updo and curls courtesy of Blowtique Salon, girly dresses from Bazar Chicago and picture-perfect makeup from Ulta Beauty. We searched and researched Ulta Beauty’s store and website and picked these FAVORITES just for you and yours!
Give the gift of beauty for 12 days … to be exact. This advent calendar is so much fun, it’s perfect for all glam enthusiasts on your list. Here’s what you’ll find inside:
- 1 Liquid Highlighter (0.03 oz)
- 1 Dazzling Lip Gloss (0.3 oz)
- 1 Tinted Lip Balm (0.13 oz)
- 1 Brow Pencil (0.03 oz)
- 1 Gold Glitter Mascara (0.04 oz)
- 1 Lip Gloss Stain (0.03 oz)
- 1 Inner Rim Eyeliner (0.03 oz)
- 1 Bouncy Blush (0.11 oz)
- 1 Foil Rock Eyeshadow (0.11 oz)
- 1 Gel Bounce Eyeshadow (0.06 oz)
- 1 Oil-free Eye Makeup Remover (15 ct)
- 1 Temporary Tattoo Sheet
Twice the size and twice as nice! Give the gift of luxurious skin with BareMinerals award-winning Deluxe Collector’s Edition ORIGINAL Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Foundation. We love this makeup for naturally radiant skin and flawless coverage. Clinically proven to promote clearer, healthier-looking skin, this award-winning loose mineral foundation works with your skin (not against it) for a naturally beautiful look that lasts up to eight hours. The creamy minerals diminish the appearance of imperfections without drying out skin.
Always keep an eye out for gift sets like these a-doll-able macaron bath bombs! Ulta has so many perfect gift sets, and you really get a value by shopping these items. Check them out here!
CONAIR’s Reflections Light Mirror 10x/1x is the unicorn of mirrors. This big ticket item will keep you #Flawless from your cleansing routine to makeup application, perfect eyebrow shaping, lavish lash applications, full circle to makeup removal. This mirror features energy saving lifetime fluorescent and 1x/10x magnification.
The holidays are a time to shine – and we encourage everyone to give the gift of glowing skin. Peter Thomas Roth’s masks work to detoxify, repair, hydrate, and polish skin. Cait loves to indulge in the Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Gel Mask that contains cutting-edge plant biotechnology that isolates and replicates the perfect rose stem cells for maximum age repair. Dani is all about the Pumpkin Enzyme Mask that is a powerful and highly effective exfoliating treatment that addresses a dull, aging, and congested complexion.
Other Doll favorites are equally swoon worthy. The Cucumber Gel Mask helps soothe, hydrate, and detoxify dry, irritated skin. 24K Gold Pure Mask is a lavish, pampering treatment that helps to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a youthful-looking complexion.
Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask is a purifying, decongesting, and hydrating mask with odorless Irish moor mud to draw out dirt, oil, and impurities as it infuses skin with moisture and vitamins.
We love filling up our Joanna Buchanan luxe stockings with pretty little goodies.
We all know that you’ve got to kiss a few of frogs before you find your prince! The ultimate pick all the single ladies on your list is Lipstick Queen’s Frog Prince Story to help your Goddesses keep those lips soft and pink. The remarkable emerald green lipstick that transforms into magical rosebud upon contact with the lips for an enchanting new way to bring a little fairy-tale magic to your makeup. It’s made with Lipstick Queen’s proprietary unique pigment, which reacts to the warmth of your lips to turn them a pretty, fairy tale rose. No two pairs of lips will look the same as it adapts according to your pH and natural coloring, appearing entirely different yet beautifully flattering on everyone. The Frog Prince Cream Blush is a silky, gel cream formula that brings a natural, rosy flush to the cheeks despite its astonishing lily pad green appearance. The Frog Prince Lip Gloss is a show stopping and shimmering green shade adapts according to the wearer’s pH, creating a romantic rosebud hue with a lustrous, high – shine finish. Containing natural oils, shea butter and maxi-lip, a natural peptide that stimulates collagen and hyaluronic acid, Frog Prince Lip Gloss helps to nourish and regenerate the lips for a plumper, fuller and more well defined pout.
It wouldn’t be the holidays without a little romance, and Ralph Lauren has the perfect perfume to set the mood. We absolutely adore the scent of ROMANCE. This refined scent features notes of exhilarating florals, creamy woods, and seductive musk.
When you’re shopping for a glam palette this season – our #1 one suggestion is to check out Ulta’s signature brand. You may be surprised with just how luxe it is! Ulta’s Just Face It Face & Eye Palette is a complete collection of 13 rich eyeshadow shades, 2 flattering blush shades, 2 bronzers and a highlighter, plus a large mirror, cheek brush and eyeshadow brush. A $40 value for under $10!
The Palette includes:
- 13 eyeshadows (0.31 oz)
- 2 blushes (0.13 oz)
- 2 bronzers (0.12 oz)
- 1 highlighter (0.06 oz)
- 1 mirror
- 1 cheek brush
- 1 eyeshadow brush
We LOVE Lashes Yes we DO, We LOVE Lashes how about you?! Let’s be real…. Every girl loves lashes and the hunt for the best mascara is a never-ending glamscapade! Here are our top picks for this season:
Ulta Plush Drama: Ulta’s Plush Drama Mascara is an intense, high volume mascara with the ability to customize your lashes to your desired look. The extra-large bristle brush combs through lashes for a perfect plush, dramatic look.
L’Oreal Voluminous: For waterproof wear that works as long as you do, this maximizing formula builds a soft lash look that’s three times or more your natural thickness. The plush brush delivers just the right amount of mascara for an easy application that resists clumping and flaking. Enriched with panthenol and ceramide-R to protect and condition, this fragrance-free formula is safe for sensitive eyes and suitable for contact lens wearers.
Revlon All in One: Revlon’s Ultimate All-In-One Mascara has a high-impact formula that delivers the ultimate five benefits in one: Volume, length, definition, lift and intense color. This mascara also includes the Revlon Power Mini Brush.
NYX Proof It Waterproof Mascara Topcoat: With just two swipes, NYX Cosmetics Proof It Waterproof Mascara Topcoat transforms your favorite mascara from being conventional, to waterproof! Their formula helps prevent clumping and leaves lashes looking gorgeous.
Argan Wear Ultra-Nourishing Argan Oil Mascara: Physicians Formula Argan Wear Ultra-Nourishing Argan Oil Mascara is luxurious, high-performance mascara that provides a complete dose of intensive oil treatment for thicker, fuller, healthier looking lashes instantly! Infused with 100% pure argan oil, known as “liquid gold”, this ultra-nourishing and conditioning formula adds lash shine and can build lash strength for less lash breakage.
CLINIQUE Lash Power Flutter-to-Full Mascara: Custom-volume mascara lets you dial up your lash look from fluttery to full-on phenomenal. With a twist of the barrel, Clinique’s custom-lash mascara dials up the volume from flirty to full-on phenomenal. Resists smudges and smears for up to 24 hours yet removes easily with warm water. Change your lash, change your look.
DOLL TIP! Look for fun gift sets like CLINIQUE’s Lash Café Set. This limited-edition eye set with new, customizable Lash Power Flutter-to-Full Mascara. Lashes made to order – fluttery to full and everything in between. Choose from two long-wearing liners to create a range of looks. The set includes:
- Lash Power Flutter-to-Full Mascara in Black Onyx (0.32 oz)
- Clinique Skinny Stick in Sleek Teak (0.001 oz)
- Quickliner For Eyes Intense in Intense Plum (0.01 oz)
- High Impact Custom Black Kajal (0.01 oz)
Benefit Cosmetics Angel Lash: These lashes are pre-curled & precisely separated for a perfectly pretty look. The custom-designed is fit so precisely, it’s easy to apply them like a pro.
OPI Breakfast at Tiffany’s 10 Pc Mini Set: Women are still awed by Audrey Hepburn’s impeccable style and glamour 55 years later. Her iconic style, along with Breakfast at Tiffany’s, one of the top fashionable films of all time has changed the way women look at fashion, accessories, jewelry, and beauty. From the adaptation of classic Hollywood glamour on the red carpet or re-enacted in photo shoots, there is a bit of Audrey in every woman.
OPI’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s 10 Pc Mini Set includes:
- Alpine Snow
- Bubble Bath
- Tickle My France-y
- Suzi Nails New Orleans
- Madam President
- Big Apple Red
- Malaga Wine
- Squeaker of the House
- CIA = Color Is Awesome
- Lincoln Park After Dark
Don’t forget to gift these polishes with a fashionable notebook. These colors are known to spark up some inspiration, and every Doll needs the perfect writing accessory!
Festive soaps are a great hostess gift and add an unexpected pop of holiday! You can create a festive setting in any room with the simple swap of a soap. These products are free of parabens, gluten, DEA, TEA and phthalates and come in 3 great smelling scents: Pomegranate lime hand soap ornament, sparkling lemon hand soap ornament and winter velvet hand soap ornament .
Ready, Set, SHOP! Have an a-doll-able Holiday!
So may great sets! I love the OPI and the Peter Thomas Roth sets!
Kimberly Lewis says
You two look so pretty! I love your guide!
Jasmine Eclipse says
So, so, so cute! I wish there was an Ulta near me, but I don’t think there are any in Canada! I love the idea of a makeup advent calendar, that’s so cute!
Anna nuttall says
Beautiful black dress – they have retro 1920s feels. I like the look of the advent calendar. xx
Jae | Dreaming of Leaving says
These are super cute gift ideas, as a lover of makeup I know I sure would love to receive it! Great post, totally pinning 🙂 xo
LeAnn Rodriguez says
What a terrific post! Definitely going to use this when shopping for gifts for my step-daughter!
Elizabeth Doren says
Glam for real. I love the sets. This is a great idea for my sister…
Travel Pockets (Crystal) says
Giving the gift of beauty for 12 days is so perfect!! You ladies look gorgeous as always!
Reynna Delacruz says
With so many great options, I won’t know what to get for who! I personally love the advent calendar (of course!) and the Peter Thomas Roth products!
These look awesome and you two look so pretty! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
Alix Maza says
Great gift ideas! The packaging is super cute.
Alix | http://www.apintsizedlife.com
Oyinkan Ogunleye says
This is awesome! I love ulta and all the beauty items they offer, hence why I can’t go there too often (lack of self control lol)
Rachel Ritlop says
These are fantastic gift ideas! Going and using my 20% off coupon now!
Rachel | The Confused Millennial
Maggie Waid says
These are fantastic! I’ve been looking for gifts to get my sister in laws and these are perfect! Thank you so much for relieving the stress of finding great gifts this season, you just lifted so much weight!
The packaging for the Ulta brand holiday sets and advent calendar is SO cute!
La Belle Sirene
Looking so sweet! Definitely helpful Ulta-mate beauty gift idea I really loved it. Truly, it will help us to take a decision in case of select beauty gift. I think everyone should follow this post. Whatever, I also like the black color dress. Thanks for sharing this guide.