Ep 308 – From $12 to $49 Bucks, It’s Our #DamnGood, Bougie-on-a-Budget Gift Guide. Plus! A Sneak Peek at The Best Black Friday Shopping Steals

November 22, 2023

Welcome to our bougie-on-a-budget gift guide! We’ve scoured the beauty aisles for the coolest holiday prezzies that won’t break the bank – and trust us, we’d want these makeup and skincare finds ourselves. Plus, Jill and Carlene share their fave non-beauty holiday picks that are under $49 – from a strapless bra alternative that won’t let you down to a sweater-saving defuzzing gadget, and a duvet-like robe dupe that’s already gone viral.

Skincare Gifts We Love

In this episode you’ll hear about:

  • A new-fangled Sephora “Advent” calendar that *actually* makes sense
  • Versed’s skincare gift set that boasts the viral GWP headband you’ve seen all over TikTok 
  • For the makeup junkie on your list, a fan-fave mascara quad for under $18, and a game-changing, lavender lash curler that’s sure to impress
  • A slicked-back bun essential from the most coveted hair brand du jour, Emi Jay
  • In partnership with Macy’s, our top Black Friday deals reco’s (Pssst! From now until Saturday, November 25, Macy’s online Black Friday event is saving you big on the essentials and gifts you’ve been waiting to snatch up all year. Visit macys.com for details.)

Makeup Gifts We Love

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