elf Cosmetics Best Sellers – What’s in My Travel Bag for the 2014 Holiday Season


I have had elf on the brain the past couple of days.

No, not the pointy eared, pointy shoe wearing elf.  The brand, e.l.f. Studio Cosmetics.

Why?  Simply put, I have become obsessed with their products.  Not only because of the quality, but because of their amazing prices {I honestly cannot believe how good they are given how inexpensively you can buy them}.  You know me, I love a good beauty bargain.

Before I get started with this post, however, I do want to make it clear that I am not affiliated with e.l.f. Studio in any way, am not earning anything for writing this post, and I am not earning anything if you were to buy something from the e.l.f. website.  In fact, they have no idea I am writing this!  I just genuinely love their products and feel they are such a great value. So much so that I felt it was necessary to share this sale with you {and which products are my favorites} in case you hadn’t seen it for yourself!

Okay, back to the purpose of this post!

Elf Cosmetics Bestsellers - What's in my Travel Bag for the 2014 Holiday Season

I recently discovered e.l.f. Studio products being available at my local ShopKo.  I have also seen the products at Target in the past, but since the closest Target to me is over an hour away, I do not shop there frequently for makeup or seek out any beauty bargains there {so e.l.f. makeup never really ended up on my radar}.

Even more recently than finding my new beauty bargain obsession by buying e.l.f. products at ShopKo, I discovered how much I could save on e.l.f. products simply by purchasing from the website instead!  I literally have been having a forehead slapping, “doh” moment because I hadn’t realized this sooner.

My husband actually asked me the other day, “Jen, what is e.l.f. Studio?” only because of how many boxes I was receiving from them and what looked like a MASSIVE amount of money being spent.  Once I explained to him how little I was actually spending, he was *almost* okay with my vanity being overrun by their products.

I have had e.l.f. makeup specifically on my mind the past couple of days for a couple of reasons.  It has become my preferred travel-worthy makeup {and I am currently packing for the upcoming holiday weekend} and because I discovered that their bestsellers are 50% off through Wednesday!  Given that the foundation I love from e.l.f. is normally a steal at $6, getting it for just $3 {plus money back from Ebates} just seems criminal.

But, before I get into the sale, let me tell you what my current favorites from the e.l.f. cosmetics bestsellers category are and why I am choosing them to take with me as I travel away from home this holiday season.

Why elf Cosmetics Best Sellers are in My Travel Bag this Holiday Season

Aside from the fact that I do really like the quality of my e.l.f. makeup items, and I know I can “put together” my face quickly and beautifully while traveling with their products, the reason I take them with me versus others I own is because I know that if something happens to them, it will not cost me an arm and a leg to replace all of it.

My husband and I often skip around staying one place to the next each night during our holiday jaunt back to see family.  That means our luggage is continuously being moved about and sometimes ends up sitting in the car all day.  In Wisconsin, in the winter, being outside in the car all day isn’t necessarily the best for liquids, as you can imagine.

One year I made the mistake of bringing my Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation with me on a weekend back home to see our parents.  Well, that baby busted and I was out $45 to replace it.

Another year, during college, my husband’s car broke down on his way home for Thanksgiving.  While getting a ride into town, his vehicle was broken into and everything was stolen.  I will never understand why that person felt it was necessary to steal my husband’s dirty underwear {because that really is all that was in there}, but it happened.  Granted he didn’t have any makeup in his bag {and he still wouldn’t today}, but if that were MY bag, I would have lost a lot of my favorite beauty products!

So, given the quality and the price of e.l.f. products, they are my go-to makeup goodies for traveling.

My Makeup Travel Bag for the 2014 Holiday Season - includes mostly elf cosmetics bestsellers!

Like I said above, right now the e.l.f. bestsellers are 50% off on the e.l.f. website.  You can also get free shipping for orders of $35 or more {after any discounts} and you can get 4.5% cash back when you start your online shopping adventure at Ebates.

The past couple of days, I have been looking through my makeup stash deciding what I wanted to pack for this week’s holiday getaway.  After laying it all out, I realized it was 90% from e.l.f. and most all of the products are from their bestseller’s category!

My Top Five Favorite elf Cosmetics Best Sellers


elf Studio Mineral Face Primer

e.l.f. Mineral Face Primer

Normally $6 ($3 with 50% discount)


elf Flawless Finish Foundation

e.l.f. Studio Flawless Finish Foundation

Normally $6 ($3 with 50% discount)

Lip Exfoliator

{did I mention I live in the arctic called Wisconsin winter? This is a MUST HAVE for me in the winter months}

elf Lip Exfoliator

e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator

Normally $3 ($1.50 with 50% discount)

Cleansing Cloths

elf Makeup Removing Cleansing Cloths

e.l.f. Studio Makeup Remover Cleansing Cloths

Normally $3 ($1.50 with 50% discount)


elf Studio Volume Plumping Mascara

e.l.f. Studio Volume Plumping Mascara

Normally $3 ($1.50 with 50% discount)

Lip Color

{I have every single color in these matte lip crayons.  How can I not?  They are less than $2 on sale!  I am taking every single one in my travel bag this holiday season}

elf Studio Matte Lip Color

e.l.f. Studio Matte Lip Color

Normally $3 ($1.50 with 50% discount)

Nail Polish

This is not actually something that I currently own, but I am going to be buying it for myself and as gifts for a couple of my girlfriends during this sale.  So, I figured I would point it out for anyone else doing some Christmas shopping! 

elf Nail Polish Limited Edition 14 piece set cube 

elf Nail Polish Limited Edition 14 piece set


It is a limited edition 14 piece nail polish cube.  I have used a couple of e.l.f. nail polishes in the past and they aren’t bad!  This 14 piece nail polish cube is normally $14.  That is a great price already.  Add in the fact that you can get it for $7 with this 50% off sale and you cannot go wrong.  That is only 50 cents per nail polish, my friends!

The website says the nail polishes are 0.2 fl oz. each.  My beloved Julep nail polishes are 0.27 fl oz. each, to give you a size reference.

How to Get 50% off e.l.f. Studio Bestsellers

All you have to do is shop from the “Best Sellers” page on the e.l.f. website and add a minimum value of $25 to your cart.  Then use code BESTIES to get the 50% off applied.

Do not forget that you can also get free shipping if your order total is over $35 {after discounts} and you will currently receive 4.5% cash back when shopping at e.l.f. through Ebates.

Additional fine print: Cannot be combined with any other offers or applied to previous purchases. Maximum discount $100.  Offer valid online only. Offer ends 11:59 PM PST 11/26/2014.  All offers are valid while supplies last. e.l.f. Cosmetics reserves the right to substitute any product at its discretion and the right to limit quantities and discounts without notice. Not valid for bulk orders. Discounts and coupons are not applicable to Beauty Bundle or gift card purchases. Only one coupon code may be applied per order. Free or discounted shipping offers are based on $8.00 Standard US Shipping, Canadian orders will receive $8.00 or other applicable discount off the $18.00 Canadian Standard Shipping cost.

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Elf Cosmetics Bestsellers - What's in my Travel Bag for the 2014 Holiday Season

What is your favorite elf Studio makeup product?

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2 Comments on elf Cosmetics Best Sellers – What’s in My Travel Bag for the 2014 Holiday Season

  1. Kissel
    December 5, 2014 at 10:55 am (5 years ago)

    I love ELF Products – especially their smudge pots! I heard their Prism eyeshadow palettes are really good as well and I use some of their brushes. As a brand, I find them to be rather hit-and-miss, but as someone who loves eyeshadows, I have been quite satisfied with their products so far. 🙂

    I found your blog through the Beauty Frenzy Friday, btw. 🙂

  2. Pauline
    December 7, 2014 at 9:27 pm (5 years ago)

    Great products you have here 🙂 I hate traveling with high end products as well, especially if the packaging isn’t the best 🙁 Need to try more Elf products, thanks for the heads up what you use 🙂


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