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I love Laura Mercier’s Oil-Free Primer!

The last beauty gift I gave was to my mom, and that was Anastasia of Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in Medium/Ash Brown. She loves it!

The UD Feminine and Dangerous palettes to my two sisters. Two other UD palettes to friends. Also some cute brush sets and palettes from BH Cosmetics.

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For Xmas, I gave my friend a Caudalie gift set that included a full sized Divine Oil and travel sizes of scrub and a leg lotion. I also got her a full sized jar of the scrub.

I’m forever gifting on sampled products as I’m sure you are too Christine BUT

I bought 3 friends Bourjois new Violine Hypnotique this week – it’s the most beautiful jewel burgundy polish that lasts an age on the nail (if I’d let it).

It’s the only polish I’ve ever removed 3 times to put straight back on again so I know it’s good stuff.

At Christmas I gave my daughter one of the Tarte Holiday sets–can’t remember the name, but it was HUGE! I also gave my son’s girlfriend Dior Show mascara and a Fresh lip product set.

I gave my colleaque a Lanolips banana balm when she was transferred to another department. Eadequate her stress from adapting new environment.

For Christmas, I gave one of my close girlfriends a makeup bag with some of my favorite goodies inside. Benefit’s They’re Real, Too Faced Better Than False Lashes, a couple of Glam Glow eye mask pods, samples of Freeman’s face masks… I threw a couple other goodies in there, but that’s all I can remember! It was so much fun putting it together for her – she always comments on my lashes, so I wanted to make sure I got some great lash boosters in there for her.

I gave the Kate Moss for Rimmel lipstick in shade 01 to my older sister for her birthday back in December. She borrowed it from me for an event and the shade looked so stunning on her, I knew she had to have her own. I also made lip balm using shea butter, beeswax, and oils, which I gave as small Christmas gifts to my friends, family, and coworkers.

I am waiting to receive some NYX Illuminator Powders (I think that is the name) to give as a birthday gift to a girlfriend just venturing out into the make-up world. I am putting together a “My Fav Things” (Temptalia Reader Recommendations 🙂 box of drugstore pieces. I gave MAC lipsticks and glosses as X-mas gifts this past year.

I gave my sisters, my cousin, and my best friend the “Give Me Some Lip” set from Sephora. And, they all loved them. I’m thinking of picking up a couple of Urban Decay Revolution Lipsticks in Naked during the 20% event as it is such a great color that looks amazing on everyone and I always like to have a couple of giftable treats handy. Fun question!

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