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Holiday 2022 Shopping Advice Thread: What’s in Your Basket? (Updated 12/1)

Get 20% off your basket 12/2-12/11! Exclusions/terms apply.Get 20% off your basket 12/2-12/11! Exclusions/terms apply.

 

Happy holidays, Beauty Insider Community! We like to think of this thread as your ultimate resource for getting – and giving! – unbiased shopping advice for all your gifting needs and winter basket-building inspiration. Whether you’re ready to start making a dent in that gift list, or mainly looking to scoop up a few beauty steals for yourself, you’ve come to the right place to ask for all the recs, show off your shopping haul, get help making those hard purchase decisions… and don’t forget to share all your glorious unboxings, swatches, and more! 🎁

 

Don't forget to use code GETGIFTING (one-time use) for 20% off your basket + 30% off Sephora Collection from 12/2-12/11! Exclusions/terms apply. Learn more and get to shopping here: https://www.sephora.com/beauty/holiday-sale

 

Reply below and let us know: What products are you eyeing to buy this holiday season? Be sure to tag any products you mention using the “#” sign!

Re: Holiday Savings Event 2022 Shopping Advice Thread: What’s in Your Basket?

@Buootiful , apply conditioner to your hair lengths only. Do not apply to your scalp. That will help with greasiness. BTW great list.

Re: Holiday Savings Event 2022 Shopping Advice Thread: What’s in Your Basket?

Aww, thanks @Loretta55 ! Thanks for the hair tip as well. 😘

Re: Holiday Savings Event 2022 Shopping Advice Thread: What’s in Your Basket?

@Buootiful Lots of good products! 

Re: Holiday Savings Event 2022 Shopping Advice Thread: What’s in Your Basket?

That's pretty cool how much it faded, thanks! @Nahnom 

Re: Holiday Savings Event 2022 Shopping Advice Thread: What’s in Your Basket?

@TeamBIC  Oh, I am sooo happy for this reminder!  I picked up the T3 Whirl Trio Interchangeable Styling Wand Set: Tapered, 1”, 1.5”  at an incredible price yesterday, so I forfeited many of the other things that were on my list.  I'll have to give some more thought about what to buy next.

Re: Holiday Savings Event 2022 Shopping Advice Thread: What’s in Your Basket?

I am sure you will find something to go with the fabulous T3 @Ispend2much6 . Congrats on the sale snag.

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@Buootiful  There's not a doubt in my mind that's true, lol.  Thank you!

Re: Holiday Savings Event 2022 Shopping Advice Thread: What’s in Your Basket?

@Ispend2much6  Ooooh, that styling wand looks really cool. I hope you love it. 

Re: Holiday Savings Event 2022 Shopping Advice Thread: What’s in Your Basket?

off topic but I love your new avatar @PrettyPaint !

Re: Holiday Savings Event 2022 Shopping Advice Thread: What’s in Your Basket?

Thank you so much @niki172 

Re: Holiday Savings Event 2022 Shopping Advice Thread: What’s in Your Basket?

@PrettyPaint  I actually have one, and I love it.  I can style my hair at a lower temperature and not get that "burnt hair" smell.  The only thing to watch out for is my hair, as it's got long layers, can get stuck at the part that attaches to the base.  So, I have to be careful when sectioning and curling.  That's a small price to pay!

Re: Holiday Savings Event 2022 Shopping Advice Thread: What’s in Your Basket?

@Ispend2much6  Well now I’m especially interested! My hair is fine and more damaged than I would like, so low temperature settings are key!

Re: Holiday Savings Event 2022 Shopping Advice Thread: What’s in Your Basket?

@PrettyPaint  My hair is the same.  I use the third heat setting (not sure what temperature that is,) and ten seconds is plenty of time to set a curl.

 

I did use Oribe's Balm D'Or as my heat protection, which I love to use for curls, and I did see steam come off of the wand, but I think it was the product steaming. Maybe I didn't wait long enough for it to dry?

 

 

Oh, wow!  I just realized that the interchangeable T3 set doesn't have that fancy clatch at the base of the wand that always catches my hair- all problems solved!!  Definitely get the set, not the individual wands.

 

Here are pictures of the two types so you can see what I mean:

 

Smooth rose gold metal where the wand meets the base.Smooth rose gold metal where the wand meets the base.That rose gold clip is what catches my hair and breaks it.That rose gold clip is what catches my hair and breaks it.

Re: Holiday Savings Event 2022 Shopping Advice Thread: What’s in Your Basket?

It's fun @Ispend2much6 to think about what you can get during the sale 🤩 lol

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@CynthieLuYes, yes it is, until reality sets in. 😂

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@Ispend2much6 Hahaha yup 🤣

Re: Holiday Savings Event 2022 Shopping Advice Thread: What’s in Your Basket?

Heh, I forgot all about the upcoming holiday sale when I placed my F&F order. Let's see... I'll pick things that are exclusive to Sephora (or can't be snagged elsewhere at a deeper discount via reward points). Without knowing certain brands' holiday promo plans yet, I'll consider: 

 

SEPHORA COLLECTION Satin Hydrating Lipstick - I just bought Undisciplined. Might pick up more shades if that shade does well during my wear test. 

 

Jouer Cosmetics Essential High Coverage Concealer Pen Butterscotch - might be the lighter concealer shade I need to strategically mask my hollow tear troughs. 

 

Youth To The People Retinal + Niacinamide Youth Serum 1 oz/ 30 mL - I need to check the INCI list again to see if this'll play nice with my face. I doubt it'll beat my beloved Avene retinaldehyde, but curiosity wants me to test it. Wish there was a mini version for that purpose. 

 

Commodity Paper Expressive 3.4 oz / 100 mL perfume spray - well, one of the Paper versions anyway, or maybe 2 of them in travel sizes. 

 

Danessa Myricks Beauty Yummy Skin Blurring Balm Powder 6 - I have shade 7 coming via my F&F order, so I'll see how that one works for me. If it doesn't, I'll exchange it for 6. If 7 does work but I still also want a lighter shade, then 6 will be a holiday event purchase. 

 

Hyper Skin Brightening Dark Spot Vitamin C Serum 1 oz/ 30 mL - it'll be time to restock by the time this sale starts. 

 

If PAT McGRATH LABS MatteTrance™ Lipstick Modern Woman is still in stock at the current sale price when this sale starts, I'll probably grab it. 

 

The Nue Co. Forest Lungs Anti-Stress Fragrance Travel Spray 0.3 oz/ 10 mL Eau de Parfum Spray - been wanting to try this for months now. 

 

And maybe DedCool Discovery Set ... I'm not quite sold on it yet, so I need to smell these in person first. 

 

Re: Holiday Savings Event 2022 Shopping Advice Thread: What’s in Your Basket?

Nice list @WinglessOne ! So far I like the Youth To The People Retinal + Niacinamide Youth Serum 1 oz/ 30 mL but I haven’t seen enough results to repurchase it.

Re: Holiday Savings Event 2022 Shopping Advice Thread: What’s in Your Basket?

I love every product in the Youth to the People Line - the Kale and Spinach face wash, the Prism Serum, and especially their adaptogen facial moisturizer.

Re: Holiday Savings Event 2022 Shopping Advice Thread: What’s in Your Basket?

Your lippie list, @WinglessOne!! 🤩🤩🤩

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@WinglessOne I've seen the Dedcool set (which is a slightly different assortment from the pre-made discovery kits they offer on their site) at the Michigan Ave and Lincoln Park locations. They also offer the option to build your own sample pack for the same price as their discovery sets, along with a 20% discount on a full bottle. If I'd known this before I bought the Sephora set, I might have taken that route! 

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