I know, I have become a bit of a beauty junkie. I posted one beauty gift guide already for the holidays this year (Nordstrom Holiday Beauty Picks), but there are so many other products that make such great gifts for others (and for yourself) I could not contain myself. Is there a 12-step program for beauty product addiction? Here are more of my favorite beauty gift ideas for the holidays.
1. AERIN Confret Fragrance Collection, $100
AERIN’s holiday limited-edition set features five mini 3 0z. travel-friendly best-selling fragrances: Evening Rose, Waterlily Sun (my personal fave), Lilac Path, Amber Musk & Iris Meadow.
2. Bliss Bright A Face, $49
Give her the gift of youthful skin! This set contains Bliss fabulous foaming face wash, new triple oxygen vitamin c cream w/CPR technology and a 5-pack of that’s incredi-‘peel’!
I personally use and adore Clinique’s Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush. Not only does this one come in a bright color for the holidays (which I wish I had – hint), the set also contains their amazing Foaming Sonic Facial Soap and their fan favorite Clarifying Lotion 2 and Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+. The travel case is an added bonus.
Six full-sized understated yet chic shades come in the Deborah Lippmann Undressed Nail Polish set. All are flattering, and offer full-coverage in crème shades suitable for any skin tone. There isn’t one color I don’t covet in the set.
So this set is a little indulgent, but isn’t her (or your) skin worth it? The Skin Caviar set is a luxurious lifting and firming phenomenon. It contains a full-sized Skin Caviar Luxe Cream, Skin Caviar Luxe Eye Lift Cream and Skin Caviar Luxe Sleep Mask. Sweet!
The kit includes 4 limited edition shades; Dolce, Amore, Felice and Bella.
8. XOXO, IT Girl! Limited Edition Holiday ($46 Value!), $28
Inside the cute makeup bag, this limited-edition set contains 3 fan faves: No-Tug® Waterproof Gel Eyeliner, travel-size Brow Power® Universal Eyebrow Pencil and travel-size Hello Lashes® Clinically Tested 5-in-1 Volumizing Mascara. There are also bonus samples of No. 50 Serum® Primer, CC+® Cream with SPF 50+ and Bye Bye Under Eye® Concealer.
9. DEREK LAM 10 CROSBY Fragrance Collection Set, Sephora Exclusive ($128 Value), $95
I can’t tell you how much I enjoy this set and it’s currently only available at Sephora. The collection features 10 distinctive, modern fragrances based upon one street, 10 stories, 10 moments—all inspired from the world seen and imagined outside Derek Lam’s window at 10 Crosby Street. The scents are meant to wear day into night, and have a balance of diffusion and tenacity. From fresh and floral to deep and oriental, there are more than a few that she or you are bound to love!
10. iS Clinical Radiance Ritual Gift Set, $98
11. Elizabeth Arden Holiday Lipgloss Set, $22
12. Kate Somerville ‘8428 Melrose Place’ Set (Limited Edition) ($138 Value), $85
Get a fresh-from-the-clinic glow in the comfort of home with this limited-edition set featuring essentials straight from Kate Somerville’s spa on Melrose Place. The set inlcudes ExfoliKate® Intensive Exfoliating Treatment, Gentle Daily Wash and Nourish Daily Moisturizer. The box is adorable too and just needs a bow to be ready to gift!
Words can not express how much I love this set! It has become my daily go-to. The modern palette by Jane Iredale was developed specifically to help you create quick and easy looks for every event this season. In the Blink of a Smoky Eye contains eight shades to create your favorite smoky eye, from basic to sophisticated and from day to night. Five step-by-step looks are included on a fold-out guide (idiot proof – I have successfully tried them all). The kit comes with a mirror, instructions and dual-ended application brush. I can’t live without it.
– Lauren Dimet Waters
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