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How to Shop for Christmas Gifts on a Student Budget

How to Shop for Christmas Gifts on a Student Budget

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Being a student during the holidays is rough. If you’re like me, you love giving gifts to all of your friends and loved ones, but the fact that you’re living on a student budget limits your gift giving. One of the suggestions I received from my holiday content survey was “how to shop for Christmas gifts on a student budget,” so today I’ll be sharing my tips for finding thoughtful and inexpensive gifts.

A Thanksgiving Outfit Idea

A Thanksgiving Outfit Idea

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Shirt | Pants | Shoes (similar) | Necklace (similar) | Velvet Bow

It’s officially less than a week until Thanksgiving! Dressing for a day of eating and spending time with family can be a little challenging. 

How to Plan a Friendsgiving Party

How to Plan a Friendsgiving Party

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Last year my medical school friends and I started a tradition of having a Friendsgiving celebration. Thanksgiving tends to be a time for family, but I think it is important to celebrate and be thankful for friendship too! This year I’m sharing how I planned for our Friendsgiving get together.

Gift Guide: Beauty Gifts Under $50

Gift Guide: Beauty Gifts Under $50

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Sephora and Ulta are my favorite places to shop for Christmas gifts. Every brand releases gift sets in beautiful packaging, and I just love the glam factor! Here are my top beauty gifts under $50 this year:

Sephora Sheet Mask SetSheet masks are having a moment right now, so chances are that you know someone who would love this gift set. Sheet masks feel wonderful on the face and add a little luxury to your beauty routine.

Bare Minerals Nudes for Days Lip SetI have been a fan of Bare Minerals Gen Nudes formula since their release last year. The formula is not super long lasting, but it is creamy and comfortable and fades evenly throughout the day. This set has a great range of neutral shades!

Stila Written in the Stars Glitter and Glow SetI swatched these at Ulta recently, and holy glitter Batman! They are so shiny! The three minis total to 1.5 x the size of 1 full-size glitter and glow for the same price, making this an excellent value.

Invisibobble Hair TiesI use my invisibobble hair ties every day. The coils grip my thick hair so well! These are a perfect stocking stuffer.

Becca Jet Set GlowBecca is my go-to brand for products that give me a healthy glow. This set comes with two primers and an under eye brightener.

My Burberry Blush Mini SetAnyone who rotates fragrances frequently knows it is difficult to finish one bottle of perfume before the expiration date. Mini sets like this Burberry one are a great gift for your fragrance obsessed friends, and you know they’ll be able to finish it!

Nudestix Lip TrioI tried a nudestix lippie through my Ipsy subscription a few months ago, and these have serious pigmentation and staying power! This trio has a perfect nude, red, and berry shade.

ColourPop Polite AF Supershock Eyeshadow SetI’ve never tried ColourPop’s supershock shadows before, but I’ve heard great reviews. The shades in this set are very wearable, so you can’t go wrong with this gift!

L’Occitane Trio Cremes SetEvery woman should carry a hand cream in her bag, especially in the winter. This gift set is perfect for your friends with chronically dry hands (like healthcare professionals who are constantly washing their hands)!

Bite Beauty Agave Kisses SetIf you have a friend who loves lipstick and already has every shade under the sun, skip the headache of trying to figure out which shade/formula she might like and give this lip care set instead. It has a lip scrub, mask, and balm to keep her lips hydrated all winter!

I hope you found these beauty gifts helpful! Check out all of my gift guides this season under the Holiday tab.

Gift Guide: A Hygge Holiday

Gift Guide: A Hygge Holiday

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Have you heard of the concept of hygge? It’s a Danish word that describes the feeling of being cozy. When I think “cozy,” I think about the holidays. I love putting on my PJs, grabbing a cup of hot chocolate, and spending time with family. Today’s gift guide is all about spreading the spirit of hygge with your friends and family this season!

Lexi Sebren

Hi y’all! I’m a wife, third year medical student, and puppy momma from Louisiana. Welcome to Life, Love, & Medicine, your dose of outfit and lifestyle inspiration, with my journey through medical school mixed in!

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