Beauty Guru: Dear Santa, please stuff my stocking with beauty products

Dear Santa,

I cannot promise that I have been entirely good this year, but I have tried and surely my attempts at goodness have been duly noted by you and the elves. You already know about my year-round obsession with beauty products; well this time of year is no different. In fact, all the pretty Sephora and Nordstrom beauty books turn my obsession into a full-blown fever. The one cure for the beauty product frenzy I currently find myself a stocking stuffed with beauty products. Don't worry, Santa, I don't have a long list; in fact, I have narrowed it down to just three things that I must have. If you could grant these three beauty product wishes you would make this semi-good girl oh so happy this year.


Jennifer Rose Griffin

P.S. If you want to earn some major points with the Mrs. this year, take this beauty guru's advice and get her the Clarisonic Skin Brush.

1. Marc Jacobs Daisy Gift Set, $88: This year I went on a quest to find a signature scent. Something that gelled with my body chemistry and made people ask, "Ooo, what are you wearing? it smells divine!" I collected over a half dozen fragrance samples and tested an assortment of notes, fruity, floral and clean. At the end of this grand chemistry experiment, the one fragrance that stood out was Marc Jacobs Daisy. This subtle, warm floral scent was is not too overpowering or sweet (which I detest) and it worked the best on me out of all the fragrances that I tried. This gift set is awesome, offering body lotion, shower gel, travel roller ball and the 3.4 oz Eau de toilette spray. The cost of the 3.4 oz alone is $82 so this set is a great value, plus it comes with the adorbs carrying case!

2. Clarisonic Replacement Brush Head Twin Pack, $40: I have made it no secret how in love I am with my Clarisonic Mia Skin Brush. My friends know, my family knows, and the readers at Yahoo! Shine certainly know. I love, love, love this thing! It has changed my wild and unmanageable skin into a fairly tame, smoother, tighter looking version of its previous self. The one concession I have with the Clarisonic is that it's not cheap, to buy or to maintain. The brush heads, which the manufacturer says need to be replaced every 3-4 month,s run about $25 a head or $40 if you buy the twin pack. So finding a few replacement heads in my stocking would be a wonderful surprise and set my Clarisonic and me up for another 6 months of use.

3. Benefit Cosmetics Complexion Makeup Kit, $30: I am terribly picky when it comes to foundation. I frequently buy a full-size bottle of foundation and will only use about half of it. The color might be wrong, or the coverage is not enough or it's too heavy or cakey, etc... You get the idea. I'm picky, but with good reason. My face is the first thing the world sees; I want it to look flawless (or as flawless as it possibly can; I am a realist). I have been reading rave reviews about Benefit's Hello Flawless Oxygen WOW foundation, but haven't wanted to buy a full-size bottle given my previous history with foundation. This kit offers a sample size of the foundation along with a pore primer, concealer, and powder all wrapped up in an adorable package (admitted sucker for packaging). It's a great way to test the waters of Benefit's line of skin perfecters without having to commit to full size bottles.

Shine readers, what do you think of my beauty wish list? What are you currently wishing for this holiday season?

Jennifer Rose Griffin has been a lifelong beauty product junkie and a Yahoo! Shine Beauty Guru since 2009. Jennifer Rose tried playing by the rules and then found out that the rules she was living by were from Monopoly. So she tossed them out the window and now spends her time doing activities she is passionate about, reading, writing and copious amounts of doodling. If you would like to learn more about Jennifer Rose and her quirky classic style please visit or for her random thoughts, fashion related or otherwise, follow her on twitter @jrosestyle.