And going into the final month of the year with a very special Harmon Face Values December haul! Bringing you tons of holiday gift inspo this month and also lots of self pampering to get yourself holiday ready! From holiday makeup, nails, stuffing those stockings and recapping my top favs from Harmon we have a lot to cover this month! And don’t forget to use my code HOUSEOFLEO in store and online for $15 off $50 at Harmon Face Values (exclusions apply). The code ends 12/31 so don’t delay!
Oh how I love makeup. But oh how I love holiday makeup. Give me some sparkle and a deep red lip and I’m ready for some holiday fun!
I have tons of makeup to cover in my Harmon Face Values December haul. I wanted to give you all options. Some love powder shadows while others love cream shadows and yet others want some glitz and sparkle. Harmon has some super pigmented palettes that are crazy affordable. These two palettes by W7 have colors for everyday and options to amp up for a night out. The two I got were Neutrals in Love (left) and Galactic Glimmers (right). For liquid shadows I love the metallic eye foils by W7 and the color meterorite by Bellapierre. So easy to apply and pop so much glitz on the eye!
For holiday lips I went with some of my old tried and true and added in some new, hot to the press options. For years I’ve worn NYX matte lipstick in Whipped Caviar and then apply NYX soft matte lip cream over in color Istanbul. That combo matches everything and stays on all day. I also love NYX butter gloss in Creme Brulee and for a red NYX soft matte in Alabama and Charmed. Also loving the Maybelline Super Stay lip crayon for a softer look in colors Lead the Way and Settle For More.
I mentioned in my last makeup tutorial that drugstore makeup has some amazing products and often just as good as higher end brands. This month I added in blush and bronzer by Physicians Formula. Finishing spray by both NYX (old fav) for a matte finish and Maybelline Lasting Fix for a dewier finish. Also the highlighter of the season is Master Chrome by Maybelline and ladies — it’s really good! Also see this post for some other Harmon makeup favs.
Not gonna lie. I’m a brush snob. I can easily tell the difference between good brushes and not so good brushes. BUT for drugstore brands I highly recommend any brushes by E.L.F., Ecotools and Real Techniques. The sponges by Real Techniques are a fraction of the cost compared to Beauty Blender and I think these actually work better! These brushes also make great stocking stuffers!
I actually love to do stockings more than gifts. I just think they are so much more personal. Harmon Face Values should honestly be your #1 stop for stockings! They have something for everyone!
I am going to show you a few gift theme ideas but first want to highlight some of these items in store that are a great value. The Physicians Formula lip kit comes with 14 lip colors for only $15! Then the Viva Bag has over $50 of hair care products for only $19 plus you get a $5 gift card with purchase! Harmon also has the very trending Flawless Dermaplane, Facial Rollers and Ardell magnetic liner lashes. And to my surprise they had a huge selection of gift wrap, holiday candy and cute bath gift sets ready for gifting!
As many times as I’ve gone up and down the aisles at Harmon I only just realized that they carry safe for you household cleaners and detergents. I thought this would make a cute gift idea for the “organic” friend in your life. Just add items from Meyer’s, Seventh Generation, and Love Home and Planet!
And no stocking stuffer is complete without some cozy socks, slippers and gloves. All available for the season at Harmon Face Values! The robe I’m wearing in the photo is from them also! See what I mean. They have something for everyone! And plush! These items are all so soft, cozy and well made!
And threw this in because for years I have been buying French soaps and they aren’t cheap! Harmon had all the delicious French scents at such a good price. And I thought the Garb2ART was a fun option for Summer!
So now that makeup is done and stockings are stuffed it’s time to give our nails some pampering for the holidays.
Like with the makeup I wanted to include lots of options in my Harmon Face Values December haul for nails. The nail selection at Harmon almost takes up an entire aisle. They have EVERYTHING you can possibly think of for nails and brands ranging from OPI, Essie to Sally Hanson.
I chose some colors for some holiday glitz but then also colors that will be great all winter and even into spring. Love the Essie Gel Couture set for long wear color. Essie Summit of Style for some holiday glitter. Sally Hanson Insta-Dri not only dries fast but the color Show Steel-er is a great winter to spring color. OPI color Mimosas for Mr. and Mrs. is a great neutral. Lastly, the BEST top coat on the market is hands down Seche Vite. Dries fast and leaves the prettiest gloss to your nails!
HARMON TOP FAVS
And because this is the last month of the year and I’ve shown you A LOT of Harmon Face Values items — I wanted to round up my top picks in all categories. You can go through my previous hauls here: September, October and November. But below you will see my #1 pick in each category we’ve covered over the past 4 months!
HAIR CARE ESSENTIALS: REVLON ONE STEP | This was a game changer for drying your hair and adding volume!
FALL MAKEUP: REAL TECHNIQUES SPONGES & MAYBELLINE FIT ME CONCEALER
GOOD FOR YOU BODY WASHES: RAW SUGAR HAND SOAP | The watermelon mint is off the charts!
BACK TO SCHOOL ESSENTIALS: WATER BOTTLE | Still cannot find a better price on these water bottles than at Harmon. 2 for $20! They keep Summer’s water cold all day too.
HOW TO GET BEACH WAVES: BEACHWAVER & SGX VOLUMIZING DRY SHAMPOO | That Beachwaver is the best investment for getting loose waves and out of all the dry shampoos I’ve ever tried the one by SGX has become my new affordable fav.
TRAVEL ESSENTIALS: ST TROPEZ BRONZING MOUSSE | Tons of travel favs but for any trip I’m going on nothing gets me glowing quicker and more even than this self tanner. I use mine all winter!
DRUGSTORE SKINCARE REGIMEN FOR UNDER $75: ERASE YOUR FACE TOWELS & THAYERS WITCH HAZEL | I think I’ve told everyone I know about these towels. Legit they take off your makeup with no soap! Still trying to figure out how that’s possible!
SHAVE WEEK: GILLETTE HEATED RAZOR AND DUKE CANNON HOT SHAVE
And that’s a wrap! I hope over these past 4 months you got a good taste of all that Harmon Face Values has to offer. We covered a lot! To date this was one of my favorite partnerships. Being able to work with such a wonderful team and really learning about the company and being able to curate my own favs to share with you all was such a great experience. Not only did I share with you but I learned so much myself. I was introduced to new brands, new products and really got to see the array of items you can get at Harmon Face Values.
Hopefully my Harmon Face Values December haul got you holiday ready and you all have become Harmon lovers for life. I know I am! And don’t forget to use my coupon HOUSEOFLEO in store and online for $15 off $50. Coupon good till 12/31. Exclusions below.
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Lastly, those that are local to Monmouth County — I’ll be hosting the grand re-opening of the Harmon Face Values Shrewsbury store on Saturday 12/14 from 10:30 am to 11:30am. I would love to meet you and shop some Harmon favs together. Mark your calendars!
READY TO SHOP?
Most of the products you saw me mention can all be found on my landing page here. BUT the best part? You can all shop with my personal savings. My code is the BEST code available at Harmon Face Values right now!
- USE CODE HOUSEOFLEO IN STORE AND ONLINE TO GET $15 OFF $50
- IF SHOPPING IN STORE MENTION HOUSE OF LEO TO THE CASHIER AT CHECKOUT
- FREE SHIPPING ON $50
- IN STORE PROMO VALID ONLY IN THEIR 55 HARMON FACE VALUES STORES
- EXCLUDES THE PURCHASE OF GIFT CARDS, DIAPERS, BABY WIPES AND BABY FOOD
- EXCLUDES GILLETTE RAZOR
- COUPON EXPIRES 12/31/2019
**Thank you to Harmon Face Values for sponsoring this post. As always, all statements and opinions are my own.