Top 7 Sephora Gift Sets On My Holiday Wish List 2017

The holidays are swiftly approaching, which also means holiday GIFT SETS! I am neither rich nor famous, so I still have to be choosy with which products I splurge on and which ones I admire from afar. 

SO if you are like me and do not have an unlimited budget for beauty stuffs, here's a list of the top seven gift sets on my Sephora Wish List!

1. Tarte Limited-Edition Blush Bazaar Amazonian Clay Blush Palette, $44 ($150 value)

TEN TARTE BLUSHES FOR $44 ARE YOU KIDDING ME? I NEED THIS!

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This palette contains:
- 8 x 0.084 oz/ 2.4 g Blush in Angelic (peachy pink), Fortunate (pink melon), Skillful (pink berry), Exhilarating (fuchsia), Authentic (plummy rose), Endless (pink raspberry), Dainty (melon), and Extraordinary (shimmering coral). 
- 2 x 0.084 oz/ 2.4 g Highlighter in Worthy (soft pink) and Whimsical (shimmery gold).

GET IT HERE.

2. GLAMGLOW Let it Glow! SUPERMUD® Set $69 ($130 value)

Okay, if you've been following my blog you know I'm obsessed with the Glamglow Supermud treatment mask because it makes my face feel like a baby butt. This set includes a full size mask with other stuff and would be a great gift for your significant other to get you, hint hint. 

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This set contains: 
- 1.7 oz/ 50 mL Supermud Clearing Treatment
- 0.5 oz/ 15 mL Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment
- 0.5 oz/ 15 mL Gravitymud Firming Treatment
- 0.5 oz/ 15 mL Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment

GET IT HERE.

3. Too Faced Boss Lady Beauty Agenda $59 ($336 value)

OK this value set is actually insane. There is SO MUCH PRODUCT HERE. The sheer amount of product this set contains is out of control. You get eyeshadow, blush, bronzer, highlighter, lipstick, and mascara. Then there's an actual agenda to like, write stuff in. I haven't actually used my hands for writing in 8 years, but if you're into that sort of thing this is so cute. 

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This set contains:
- 24 x 0.03 oz/ 0.95g Eyeshadows in Christmas Carol, Party Over Here!, Trimmed, Pinecone, Don’t Give A Fudge, Love Actually, I Want It All, Iced Out, Santa’s Helper, Fa La La La La, Halo, Faux Fur Only, Deck The Malls, Unwrap Me, Slay Bells, Jolly, Marshmallowed, Snow Day, Black Tie, Christmas Dream, Spiked Cider, Give Me S’more, Glittered, Plum Pudding
- 0.08 oz/ 2.5 g Luminizer in #Blessed
- 0.08 oz/ 2.5 g Bronzer in Chocolate Soleil
- 0.08 oz/ 2.5 g Blush in Will You Merry Me?
- 0.1 oz/ 3 g Deluxe Melted Matte Long Wear Lipstick in Sell Out
- 0.17 oz/ 4.8 g Deluxe Better Than Sex Mascara
- Leatherette mini zip-around agenda cover with built-in mirror
- Sticker sheets
- Paper-bound agenda

GET IT HERE.

4. Tarte Limited-Edition Treasure Box Collector's Set $59 ($433 value)

Tarte is straight up killin' it with these value sets and I can't afford to buy every single one and that brings me a lot of distress. This set has eyeshadow, two blushes, two bronzers, a powder, a lip color, an eyeliner, and a mascara. That's like, a full look! WHAT. 

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This set contains: 
- 24 x 0.024 oz/ 0.7 g Amazonian Clay Eyeshadows
- 2 x 0.1 oz/ 3 g Amazonian Clay Blushes in Perk (carnation pink), Wish (watermelon pink) 
- 2 x 0.1 oz/ 3 g Amazonian Clay Bronzers in Navigate (matte bronze), Excursion (bronze luster) 
- 0.21 oz/ 6 g Amazonian Clay Highlighter in Wanderlust (light champagne) 
- 0.007 oz/ 0.2 g Full-Size Sex Kitten Eyeliner
- 0.13 oz/ 4 mL Lights, Camera, Lashes™ 4-In-1 Mascara
- 0.034 oz/ 1 mL Deluxe Tarteist™ Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in Grand (deep rose) 

GET IT HERE

5. The Beauty Blender Gold Mine Set $40 ($68 value)

Though this isn't as absurd of a deal as some of the items above, this is still a great deal. For the price of two full priced beauty blenders, you get two of those AND a blender cleanser and a blotterazzi, which is used for blotting excess oil and shine from your face. 

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This set contains: 
- Original beautyblender® 
- beautyblender nude
- blendercleanser® solid® 
- blotterazzi®

BUY IT HERE

6. Shiseido Everything Eyes Kit $57 ($98 value)

Shiseido is one of my faaavorite skin care brands, but it is also one of the more expensive brands I'm obsessed with. This set is a great way to save some money while indulging in some of this high end good good. 

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This set contains: 
- 0.5 oz/ 15 mL Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Intensive Eye Contour Cream
- 0.18 oz/ 5 mL Ultimune Eye Power Infusing Eye Concentrate
- 1 oz/ 30 mL Benefiance Extra Creamy Cleansing Foam
- 2 x Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Mask

BUY IT HERE

7. Stila Star-Studded Eight Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Set $45 ($96 value)

Big fan of the Stila liquid lippies, but my wallet is not. Each full size lippie is $22, which can be a lot if you wear a lot of different colors from day to day like me. I love mini lippie sets because it's a great way to play with different colors while not breaking the bank. This set comes with 8 different colors to get you through the holiday season lookin fresh.

Stila Star-Studded Eight Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Set

This set contains:
- 0.05 oz/ 1.5 mL Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Patina Shimmer, Beso Shimmer, Perla, Patina, Aria, Chianti, Rubino, Sogno

BUY IT HERE

Honorable Mention: Urban Decay Naked Vault Volume IV $195 ($375 value)

This next item is an honorable mention because I actually have each one of these palettes (I'm a monster) but if you don't have any of these yet, it's an amazing collection of eyeshadows and lipsticks to own. This contains the OG Naked Palette as well as Naked 2 and Naked 3. The Urban Decay Naked Palettes are my FAVORITE eyeshadow palettes ever, and at $54 each, buying them in a collection like this is your best bet to getting bang for your buck.

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This set contains:
- Naked Palette (bronze neutrals)
- Naked2 Palette (taupe neutrals)
- Naked3 Palette (rose neutrals)
- 3 x 0.04 oz/ 1.2 g 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in 1993, 714, Blackmail
- 9 x 0.11 oz/ 3.4 g Vice Lipstick in Naked, Mrs. Mia Wallace, 1993, Vanished, Backtalk, 714, Rapture, Conspiracy, Blackmail

BUY IT HERE

So those are my top Sephora gift sets I hope that people buy me for the Holidays, but honestly I have a few of these in my cart right now anyway, so I'll probably just ask my family for money and buy it myself. 

Do you have some gift sets you've been eyeing that I missed? Let me know in the comments below!

Holy Grail Must Haves: Current Favorite Products I Can't Live Without

Back in ye olden times or whatever, knights ran around and killed a bunch of people looking for some fabled cup Jesus drank out of. I bet if they had access to some of these beauty products they'd have been like, yeah I'm good, the cup prob doesn't even exist lol.

Anyway, these are MY Holy Grail items, the makeup products I simply can't live without. I go through multiples of these in a year, and they are the products I buy over and over again. 

Pixi Glow Tonic

Good makeup starts with good skin, and this Pixi Glow Tonic does wonders for mine. It contains 5% Glycolic Acid, which sounds scary, but is just a fancy word for a chemical exfoliant that helps to shed your dead stuff on your face. I use this every night on a cotton pad and you can get it from Target or from the Pixi website directly. They range from $6-$29 depending on the size you get it in.

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I cry a lot so I need a truly waterproof eyeliner. It's just the truth, it's ok, I'm ok with being a crybaby. This Stila Stay All Day® Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner really does stay all day and even all night, tears and rain be damned. It also comes in all these fun colors. It's a bit pricier than the average eyeliner for $22 but this is one product where the price is worth it. You can get it from Sephora and Ulta stores or the Stila website.

Look at all these colors!

Look at all these colors!

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I have very straight, thin, Asian eyelashes that are stubborn for most highly praised mascaras. I need a waterproof mascara that will simultaneously withstand all my crying and hold a curl. I read about this weird mascara awhile ago in some Buzzfeed listicle of Amazon beauty buys and so I took a chance and bought it. It. Is. Amazing. I have no idea what this stuff is made of or how it works so well, but I love it. It's $25 on Amazon right now, but the price fluctuates and you can also find it for cheaper in Japanese or Korean cosmetic stores if there are any around you. 

Here's a very close weird picture where you can see one eye with the mascara and one naked lash eye.  

Here's a very close weird picture where you can see one eye with the mascara and one naked lash eye.  

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Guys. This NYX eyebrow pencil is my jam. I have black hair, and black eyebrows look too scary and brown eyebrows look too fake. Enter the gray eyebrow. I honestly don't know why more brands don't make a gray, but at $4.75 a pencil, I don't really think I need anything else. The pencil lasts surprisingly long and can create a thin or fat line depending on the look you're going for. I use this paired with the NYX eyebrow powder for a finished, natural look. They have a bunch of other colors for your brows, including some pretty redish shades for red-heads. You can buy this at Ulta, Target, most drugstores, NYX stores and their website, or online at Amazon. Here's a link to the product on the NYX website

Other eyebrow pencil colors ^^

Other eyebrow pencil colors ^^

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What Holy Grail list would be complete without the Beauty Blender? It's like, just a sponge, right? WRONG. It's so much more than a sponge. Have you ever tried putting makeup on your face with a regular sponge? Don't do it, that's weird. But seriously, I don't know why or how this sponge is so great for putting on face makeup like foundation, concealer, or contour products but it just is. It's a bit expensive for a little sponge at $20 a pop, but if you clean it regularly and take good care not to let it get moldy or gross it will last a really long time. You can get these at pretty much every major makeup store or on Amazon or the Beauty Blender website

So there you have it! These are a few of my favorite products I regularly use up and will re-buy over and over. My list is ever changing though, so let me know what YOUR Holy Grail products are in the comments!

Disclaimer: I have not been paid or compensated in any way by these companies for this post, (not that I wouldn't- I just don't have that kind of life yet) and these are products that I personally like and that work for me. They might not work for you, and hey that's ok we're all different people!