photo + design by kristin ess

We’re getting pretty flooded with emails about your upcoming holiday wish lists. We thought we’d help out by making a long list with some of our personal favorites. We’ve also saved you the time of hunting by including the links. Hopefully this will come in very handy for this week of heavy shopping! Or perhaps you should just accidentally leave this list lying around for a particular someone to stumble upon… xo


Blow DryerElchim 2001 Professional Dryer

Flat IronThe Croc

Curling Iron: Hot Tools Curling Iron (1″ for curls or 1 1/4″ for waves)

Round Brush: Ibiza Medium Round Brush

Best Brush for Bangs: Spornette Porcupine Med Round Brush

Flat BrushDenman Flat Brush

Bobbypins: MetaGrip

Hair AccessoriesBHLDNBan.do

Ponytail Holders: Emi-Jay

Clear ElasticsGoody Assorted Pack

Water-Based PomadeRedken Rough Paste

Everyday HairsprayL’oreal Elnett

Updo or Strong Holding HairsprayWarrenTricomi Superhold

Silicone-based Protective SerumMoroccan Oil Light

Fly Away TamerKeihl’s Creme with Silk Groom

Texture SprayOribe Texture Spray

Texture Creme: Bumble and bumble Texture Creme

Dry ShampooKlorane


SpongeThe Beauty Blender

Foundation Brush: Shiseido “The Perfect Foundation Brush”

Contouring BrushSonia Kashuk Flat Brush

Blush BrushNars “Yachiyo Kabuki Brush”

Smudge Liner BrushSephora I.T. Smudge Shadow Brush

Crease Blending BrushStila Blending Brush

Best Concealer + BrushTarte

Smudge PotTom Ford -or- Maybelline

Liquid LinerMark “Get In Line” -or- YSL “Shocking” Liquid Liner

Primer: Laura Mercier “Primer”

Tinted MoisturizerHourglass Illusion Tinted Moisturizer

MascaraRimmel London “Scandal-Eyes”

Lip Balm: CoverGirl Nature Luxe Gloss Balm -or- Tarte Lipsurgence

Anti-ShineSmashbox Anti-Shine Compact

Lash CurlerTarte Lash Curler

Body ShimmerPrtty Peaushun

Best ExfoliaterThe Classic Clarisonic -or- Olay Pro X

Self TannerKate Sommerville Towelettes


Makeup WipesProactiv Face Wipes



Best NudeEssie “Brooch the Subject”

Best Gold PolishAmerican Apparel “Gold Flash”

Best SparklesDeborah Lippman “Boom Boom Pow”“Happy Birthday”

Best Cuticle OilSally Hansen Cuticle Oil Pen

Best Quick Drying Top CoatSally Hansen Dries Instantly

Best Nail StripsNail Couture LA

Best Nail Corrector PenSally Hansen Quick Care Manicure Clean-Up