It's that gift giving time of the year again - Christmas time! For some, hunting down the perfect gift(s) is a piece of cake! For others, not so much. I'm here to help! This gift guide is curated specifically for that special woman in your life, be it your mother, girlfriend, cousin, friend, etc. If she loves clothes, makeup, or skin care then this is the perfect gift guide for you!
FOR THE FASHIONISTA IN YOUR LIFE:
FOR THE MAKEUP JUNKIE IN YOUR LIFE:
Kat Von D - Shade + Light Face Contour Refillable Palette
If she loves to contour the f*ck out of her face, this is definitely the go-to palette to get for her! Every makeup blogger and vlogger rave about this palette, it's definitely on any makeup junkies wish list. If she happens to already own the original version of this palette then upgrade her life and get her the new exclusive refillable palette (and while you're at it buy her a refill of her go-to shade; if you're feeling extra giving, maybe pick up the Shade + Light contour brush too) !
Baby, It's Bold Outside Makeup Bag
I know most makeup gals out there have a ton of makeup bags, its kind of an addiction (I have a whole drawer dedicated to makeup bags). This particular makeup bag is so cute and clearly in the holiday spirit. It's a gorgeous shimmery gold with a gold fringe decor attached to the zipper. It also reads Baby, Its bold outside (Though I'd love it just as equally if it actually read Baby it's cold outside, because come on!! It's Christmas!). And if you don't feel like that's enough, why not fill it up with her fave products and maybe some new limited edition holiday collection products?! I'm sure the lovely ladies at Sephora could definitely help you fill up this gorgeous bag with raved about products!
SET OF 5 BEAUTY BLENDERS
I have yet to try the original beauty blender, at the moment I just use a regular blending sponge from Shoppers Drug Mart. Beauty blenders are always a safe option if you were thinking of buying her brushes but don't know which brushes to buy. They pretty much replace brushes and do a better job AND are super easy to clean! You can even buy the micro mini beauty blenders so she can use them to apply and blend out eye shadow (ladies, it works - trust me!).
If you're feeling generous why not buy her a beauty blender cleanser too? It comes in a solid and a liquid form. I personally find liquids easier to work with when it comes to cleaning brushes and my blending sponge.
ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS ULTIMATE GLOW KIT
If she loves to sparkle and glow, or happens to own every palette aside from this one, then BUY THIS PALETTE.
ABH is known world-wide for their amazing glow kits! I happen to own most of them and I LOVE each glow kit! This palette is a Limited Edition palette and holds a set of six metallic powder highlighters that give an intense luminous glow.
FRESH SUGAR TINTED LIP TREATMENT
Fresh Beauty recently sent me their sugar lip treatment in a coral tint and I'm in love!! I've been looking for a lip treatment recently as the crazy cold weather here in Canada makes my lips extremely chapped and gross looking. It contains reparative oils, waxes, and real sugar to help keep lips moisturized for up to 6 hours. It also helps the appearance of lips to look softer and healthier. I love that this lip treatment comes in different tints, ranging from petal pink to a wine-like tint, so you might as well buy her every shade! I'm just kidding (not really). Oh, and they smell/taste amazing my friend! ;)
FOR THE SKIN CARE JUNKIE IN YOUR LIFE:
LANEIGE WATER SLEEPING MASK
If she complains about how dry her skin is, especially during these cold months, she'll love this overnight mask! It's a gel mask that absorbs almost instantly and works while you sleep to deeply hydrate dry and dehydrated skin. It's made with highly concentrated mineral water and ceramides (found in cell membranes of skin cells) that deliver doses of moisture to stressed and dry skin, as well as apricot and chestnut extracts to brighten and exfoliate skin. It's also made with an aromatic scent, being orange flower, rose, and sandalwood, that allows for relaxation. This product can be used for all skin types and has not been tested on animals!
SUNDAY RILEY SQUAD GOAL GIFT SET
I've been wanting to try Sunday Riley products for MONTHS now, but the price always turns me away because it's just not withing my budget at this moment in my life. However, Sunday Riley has released a gift set called "Squad Goal" full of mini versions of their best selling products for only $110.00 ! What gal wouldn't love this! Read more here !
- 1 oz/ 30 mL Ceramic Slip Clay Cleanser
- 0.25 oz/ 7.5 mL Luna Sleeping Night Oil
- 0.5 oz/ 15 g Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream
- 0.5 oz/ 15 mL Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment
THE PERFECTING RITUAL BY eve lom
Eve lom is a skin care brand I've heard great things about, especially their cleanser, and it's definitely a luxe brand that I'm sure every girl would love to try. This set costs about $245.00CAD and includes:
- 3.3 oz/ 100 mL Cleanser
- 1 oz/ 30 mL WHITE Advanced Brightening Serum
- 0.33 oz/ 10 mL WHITE Brightening Lotion
- 0.91 oz/ 26 g WHITE Brightening Mask
It can be used for every skin type, and works to brighten, refine, and hydrate skin complexion.
FRESH BEAUTY SKIN CARE COLLECTIONS
Fresh Beauty has a ton of skin care sets, especially during this time of year. I personally like the Black Tea Age-Delay line that Fresh Beauty sent me to try out as it nourishes my skin and helps to keep it looking youthful and refreshed. I think It's always important to start with skin care at an early age because once aging signs start showing, it's almost impossible to get rid of them. If you happen to choose some products from the Black Tea line for your special lady, I suggest getting her the Soy Face Cleanser as it cleanses and removes makeup without stripping essential moisture from the skin. I also looooove the overnight firming mask, it targets the damaging free radicals in the skin and works to improve skin elasticity. Lastly, the firming serum, it works to improve luminosity and suppleness to give the skin a more youthful appearance. This line would be a perfect gift for your friend, girlfriend, mother, aunt, and to be completely honest - guys can use these products too!
*** When shopping for skin care, it can be quite difficult since her skin type and age play an important part - click here for more details!
I hope this helped some of you gift buyers out there! Just remember, be creative and think about the woman you're shopping for, you know her better than I do!
What would make her happy?