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This Gloss(ier) is the Balm DotCom


This Christmas is going to be the balm (dot com). Topping the list of one of my favorite beauty discoveries this year is Glossier. I recently became a devotee of the digital beauty company, the brainchild of Into The Gloss’ Emily Weiss. It’s minimalism, modern no-makeup makeup and inspired by real life. The entire line is just  over a handful of products – the core collection being this set of essentials designed to be the backbone to your beauty routine. It’s highly edited – staples to fit into how you start your day: with a perfectly primed canvas. As they say, the formulas are meant to live with you, not on you, and really enhance what you already have. That’s a powerful POV and it shows in the products. The simplicity of it all is universally appealing and flattering. The Priming Moisturizer is like a drink of water for skin. The Perfecting Skin Tint is lightweight (extremely, miraculously so!) and lives in that space between bare skin and makeup. It doesn’t hide anything but gives a smooth dewy finish.  The Balm DotCom is that salve you’ll squeeze every single last drop of because what doesn’t it do? Use it on lips, face, dry spots, cuticles, eyelids—everywhere, anywhere. The kind of do-it-all staple that you’ll curse if you forget it at home. The one you’ll want multiples of. And another super awesome Glossier perk: all orders come packaged in this pink bubble bag with a set of stickers to adorn your tubes and bottles with your personal mark.

More 312 Beauty Favorite Things this holiday here!

Guide to Gifting Bold

Holiday Gift Guide

Still finding the perfect gift for all on your list? Yeah, same. Though, I’m nearly finished. And, on that note, I’ve got the grand finale of my holiday gift guides to start the week. All about the bold with this one.

I’m a bookworm so naturally I think books are a great gift to give and receive. Lindsay recommended DVF’s memoir, The Woman I Wanted to Be, and I can’t wait to read.

#LikeaBoss is what happens when two of my favorite companies come together and make! Marissa of BeauTeaBar teamed with AILA Cosmetics to create the perfect rosy gold nail polish. It’s limited for the holidays and so special!

Meghan Lorenz is the bold designer behind Cities in Dust. Her work is edgy, interesting and the epitome of statement-making. I love her Throne Necklace – it’s unlike anything else.

When I discover things I love, I naturally want to share it with all of my friends (and all of you!)  Serge Normant Dream Big Volumizing Spray is the best hair texturizer, ever. It gives lift and texture for a major statement do. Give good hair this holiday.

Well, we know these diptyque candles are going to smell heavenly but how cool is that black matte? There are three different scents done in collab with designer Tomas Maier.

Simply the best headphones for women. Frends designs are edgy and the size is perfect for a tinier face. Other headphones are just so giant, ya know?

NARS created a brand new line of lipstick in like 30+ colors that saturate your lips with intense color in a single swipe. The berries and reds are incredible. Statement lip all the way! I’m partial to Vera, personally.