My Favorite Makeup and Beauty Minis

Hi beauties!

Today’s post features some of my favorite minis that I’ve received over the past few months! I order a lot of advent calendars and subscription boxes (check out my channel for unboxings!), so naturally I own a lot of minis. These ones have stood out to me the most, and they are also the ones I’ll be repurchasing once I run out!

Let’s get started!

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L’Oreal Hydra Genius Glowing Water Cream for Normal/Dry Skin

What it does: “Formulated to offer lightweight hydration, these moisturizers are like a “boost” of water for your skin, delivering instant hydration that lasts 72 hours.” -Target

Why I love it: This moisturizer goes on so smooth, and a little goes a long way! I really feel like my skin is extra moisturized after using this product, and it makes for a great hydrating primer if you have dry skin like me!

Where I got it: Target Beauty Box – Limited Edition Holiday

Full size price: $12.49

Click here for the full size product!


Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment

What it does: “…formulated with high potency, purified grade lactic acid that immediately exfoliates dull, pore-clogging dead skin cells, revealing smoother, fresher, younger-looking skin.” -Sephora

Why I love it: Even though I didn’t use this product long enough to see long-term results, it still made my skin feel amazing after just a few uses. I really did feel like it was making my acne smaller, as well as helping with my dullness. It might just be the big price tag that made me feel that way, but I definitely want to see what happens after more uses!

Where I got it: Allure October 2018 Beauty Subscription Box (No longer available!)

Full size price: $105.00

Click here for the full size product!


R+Co Waterfall Moisture + Shine Lotion

What it does: “Proper hydration courtesy of this leave-in lotion that coats your strands in its moisturizing formula. Ingredients like glycerin and sunflower seed extract help hair retain moisture while taming frizz and adding immediate luster so it’s smooth and silky for hours on end.” -Birchbox

Why I love it: This hair lotion gave me the silky hair of my dreams. I love how easy it is to apply, and it made my hair ultra shiny!

Where I got it: Birchbox Countdown to Beauty Advent Calendar

Full size price: $29.00

Click here for the full size product!


Buxom Full-On Plumping Lip Polish in Celeste

What it does: “Lips reach their full potential with this ultimate lip plumper. A high-shine plumping gloss tingles to coax a gorgeous pout while pampering and moisturizing lips with vitamins A and E.” -Ulta

Why I love it: If you want a super high-shine lip gloss in your life, then I recommend you get this. I literally wear this lip gloss over everything and it makes my lips look gorgeous, and the tingly feeling from the plumping effect is really cool (at least I think so!).

Where I got it: Ulta Lucious Lips and Lashes

Full size price: $21.00

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Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Hot Buttered Rum

What it does: Matte liquid lipstick that smells like Hot Buttered Rum!

Why I love it: Technically this product is a deluxe sample and not a mini, but it still isn’t full size so that’s why I’m including it! I love this color, I love the way it smells, and I love the way it lasts all day. The entire set is amazing, but this is my favorite!

Where I got it: Too Faced Sweet Smell of Christmas Lipstick Set (Sold out!)

(There is no full size version of this product)


Ulta Beauty Highlighting Drops

I didn’t realize until I was searching for it now, but I have no idea where to buy the full size of this product! I absolutely love how it looks on my skin and I would definitely buy more of it, but for now it’s only available in Ulta’s advent calendar. Hopefully they will release the full size soon!

Where I got it: Ulta 12 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar

(There is no full size version of this product)


Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream

What it does: “This lightweight eye cream provides a rush of hydration and instant brightening so you look and feel refreshed, wide awake, and ready for anything in as little as three seconds. ” -Sephora

Why I love it: I suffer from dark under-eyes all the time due to my eye shape, and so I can’t speak upon the lightening your dark circles since those never go away for me! However, it does make my eyes feel extremely hydrated and smooth, and my foundation/concealer goes on so well when I have this on underneath!

Where I got it: PLAY! By Sephora November 2018 Bag (No longer available!)

Full size price: $26.50

Click here for the full size product!


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Those are all the products! I’m so sorry that some of them are not available in full size, I didn’t realize that before I chose them for this post! If you can manage to get your hands on the full size please let me know so I can update it!

Have you tried any of these products? How do you feel about them? Let me know in the comments below!

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