Holiday Gift Guide | For the Beauty Enthusiast
For a serious beauty lover, the holidays can be completely overwhelming. If you walk into a specialty store like Sephora or ULTA, every single brand has a limited edition palette or product (like the cute little Molton Brown body wash ornament below) that never fails to look oh-so tempting.
Do you have a beauty enthusiast (or yourself) to shop for? Check out the products I've gathered this year for my holiday beauty gift guide! There is everything from makeup to skincare, and something for all budgets. Prices and links to purchase are listed below each photo of the products mentioned so you can start shopping and getting those last minute orders in!
Molton Brown | #AFestiveFable
I received a sample of a Molton Brown body wash once at an event and loved it -- even gave one to my mom to try and she felt the same. When I spotted this clever little ornament filled with Oudh Accord wash with flakes of real gold leaf (yes, real), I knew I had to grab one! It can actually be hung on the tree and blends in perfectly with other ornaments. These festive shower gel baubles are available in 10 scents. | Available on Molton Brown's website and at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor, and Barney's New York for $15
Sephora | #BeautyTogether
The Too Faced palettes are alway amazing during the holidays and The Chocolate Shop pop-up gift palette is no different! Take a whiff and you will smell the delectable scent of cocoa-infused eyeshadows and blushes. There's a great mix of shades from neutrals to a few pops of color, and it comes with a few Too Faced must-haves in trial sizes including Shadow Insurance, Better Than Sex mascara, and a Melted Chocolate liquid lipstick. With a value of $312, this gift set is a deal even if you're grabbing it for yourself. | Available at Sephora for $58
I have never tried any Ole Henriksen skincare products, but I thought this On-the-Glow stocking stuffer set would be a great chance for anyone to try them out. They are also perfect for travel sized at under 3.0 fluid ounces each. The set includes the African Red Tea Foaming Cleanser, Sheer Transformation, and The Clean Truth Cleansing Cloths. For this price, you can grab a pretty sweet secret Santa gift! | Available at Sephora for $15 (found near the register)
The Body Shop | #JungleBells
To be honest, whenever I think of The Body Shop...I don't really think about makeup! But if you've read my review on their Expert Facial Masks (also great gifts), then you know I'm a fan. These quad eyeshadow palettes have everything you need to go from the office to the party. I'm super intrigued by the Honey Bronze Drops of Sun Holiday Glow Creator right now! I've seen so many girls on Instagram adding illuminating drops to their foundation, and this is a fairly inexpensive option compared to the rest. Plus, who doesn't want to glow during the holidays?! | Available at The Body Shop (prices vary; see below)
Urban Decay Cosmetics | #GiveSomeGetSome
UD is life. And most of your friends won't turn down a bottle of All-Nighter setting spray or the latest palette. I was sent this box of the essentials courtesy of Urban Decay and most of it is under $25, so you won't need to worry about breaking the bank. A few days later, I purchased the new Junkie VICE Lipstick Palette (exclusive to Sephora) with my mom's Beauty Insider $15 Loyalty Rewards card...because I'd already spent my VIB $20. *covers eyes* If you know a lipstick junkie, the palette makes an fabulous gift. | Available at Urban Decay or Sephora and ULTA (prices vary; see below). Free gift box currently available with any purchase of $50+ at UrbanDecay.com with the code: 'UDBOX' through 12/12/16 at 11:59PM PST.
NEST Fragrances | #StepIntoHoliday
Recently, I've been getting into lighting candles in my apartment. The first candle I lit was from Voluspa (amazing)...and since, I've done quite a bit of research and purchasing. I got a whiff of the NEST Holiday candle at a shopping event late last month and it brought me so much joy! The more expensive candles last for a while and burn nicely, too, so they're well worth the money. NEST also has body creams that smell just as divine and would definitely make good gifts. | Available at NEST or Neiman Marcus in various sizes starting at $16
LUSH Cosmetics | #LushChristmas
Not a winter holiday goes by that I don't buy LUSH products! I have so many favorites that it'd be tough for me to name them all here. Snow Fairy shower gel and Candy Mountain bubble bar are must-grabs every single year when my mom and I do our shopping! They make such a relaxing bubble bath or shower after a long day...and you can easily give the gift of a soothing bath with just a few products. I enjoy creating cocktails with my baths. Try my 'Hot Cocoa Bath' with the Butterbear bath bomb and Milky Bath bubble bar. | Products available only on the LUSH Cosmetics website and in-store starting at $3.50
What's on your beauty list this year for the holidays?
Disclaimer: Products were received by Urban Decay and The Body Shop, but the choice to feature was my own. All opinions are my own. The rest was purchased with my own money for this gift guide.