Sephora Gift Guide

My favorite birthday gift I’ve ever given was for my best friend’s 21st birthday.

I went to Sephora and perused  the “wall of minis” that you’re forced to stare at while you wait to check out.

I picked out my favorite products in trial form, and bundled them up to give as a gift.

My friend loved it and I loved it. It was the perfect present.

This holiday season, shopping for your BFFs can be tough when you can’t think of a rewarding way to let your friend know you love them.

Shopping the Sephora minis is a foolproof way to make any beauty-lover’s holiday. You can even use these ideas for stocking stuffers for your siblings!

Here are my five favorite trial-size products at Sephora that will get you into the holiday shopping spirit.

  1. Buxom Power-Full Plump Lip Balm – Shade Big O (sheer pink)

This lip balm has been my ride-or-die for over a year now. With a slightly pink-tinted sheen and mild plumping abilities, your lips have never looked better on the go. This product is perfect for someone who wants that extra oomph in their lip care products.

  1. Living Proof Mini Perfect Hair Day (PhD) Dry Shampoo

Of all the dry shampoos I have tried, this is by far the best. It eliminates all of my greasy shine on non-wash days, and adds a beautiful volumizing effect for an effortless perfect hair look. Grab this mini size for you or your friends to test out or keep with you on the go!

  1. Evian Brumisateur Natural Mineral Water Facial Spray Travel Duo

Okay…$16 for water in a sprayable can seems a little absurd. But hear me out. Like a glass of water for your skin, this facial spray has been a staple in my purse for a few months now. It truly revives dry skin and cakey makeup throughout the day. The feeling is just incredible! But if you don’t believe me, read the 1,000+ reviews giving it over 4.5 stars on

  1. Natasha Denona Mini Nude Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona products are synonymous with quality, which makes their typically-high price points so annoying. But, you don’t need to crank out $100+ for one of her palettes when you can get this mini eyeshadow palette for just $25. It is the perfect stocking stuffer for any makeup lover, as the formulas are dreamy, creamy and blendable. This was my friend’s favorite product out of the entire array of minis I gave her!

  1. Sol de Janeiro Mini Brazilian Bum Bum Cream

Note: if you haven’t tried this product, you’re seriously missing out. With one of the most beautiful scents I’ve ever smelled in a lotion, this cream is perfect for smoothing wrinkles and firming your skin. I absolutely love this product for on the go lotion applications. This is especially great for the wintertime, as it gets cold and our skin becomes drier. 

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