Happy December, lovelies! The holiday season is upon us and it’s the perfect time to start your shopping (if you haven’t already). I’m no Oprah, but I have curated a list of my favorite tried and true products for the season to help you find the perfect gifts for the beauty lovers on your list. Read on for my picks!
It Cosmetics brushes are literally my favorite brushes of all time. I have a variety of different brands in my kit, but I constantly find myself reaching for the It Cosmetics brushes on both makeup jobs and when painting up my own face. They are fluffy and wonderful and allow for a precise application, too. This set provides a great assortment of quality makeup brush staples everyone should have stashed on their vanity.
For the trendy relative on your list that needs the latest and greatest in tech accessories, get them an Apple Watch this year. I’m obsessed with the rose gold shade. This smart watch combines everything you know and love about your iPhone with the fitness and health tracking capabilities of devices like the Fitbit, all conveniently displayed on your wrist. It’s a fun gadget and a great gift!
I am head over heels in love with the MUFE Artist Plexi-Gloss Collection. This limited-edition set features 12 super shine shades in an innovative, non-sticky formula. The collection offers up everything you need to create lip looks ranging from sheer to opaque with a high shine that stays put. Its pigments are packed with Plexi Color Technology to deliver up to five hours of color impact while reflective shine beads maximize shine. Love love love.
It wouldn’t be a true Martinis and Mascara gift guide without a colorful martini glass (or 4). This set of Artland martini glasses would make a lovely housewarming gift for the hostess of your next holiday party. Or you could always score a set for yourself to use for your next shindig. Martinis always taste better when contained in something fun!
Get the party started this holiday season with Cards Against Humanity! If you’ve never played, do yourself a favor and pick up a set of these cards. I promise, hilarity will ensue. Just be sure to pick your company wisely. This game is not for the faint at heart, but it’s super fun with the right bunch of people.
It’s no secret that I believe every hour should be happy hour. So, any happy hour themed trinket is welcome in my kitchen! I’m obsessed with this maple cutting board – perfect for slicing up the garnishes for your next batch of cocktails. Bring one over to your friend’s house and kick the holiday party off right!
This eleven piece set includes an array of eight mascaras and a curler, lash fibers, and a precision lash liner for the ultimate lash looks. It contains some of my absolute favorite mascaras (especially Benefit Roller Lash and YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils!) in the perfect travel size so you can test them out and discover your own fav. Or, stash ’em in your holiday clutch for touching up your mascara on-the-go. You could also buy the kit for yourself, pick out your favs, and give the rest as stocking stuffers to your friends. These mascaras are tried and true, so I promise you each one will make someone happy.
Clairisonic Mia 2 Polka Dot Duo
I gush about my Clarisonic Mia on the reg, but this time, there’s a double value involved! The waterproof, rechargeable Mia 2 is gentle enough to use twice daily on all skin types, including sensitive skin. Clarisonic’s patented sonic technology gently removes the impurities traditional cleaning methods leave behind, cleansing six times better than your hands alone. And now you can scoop up this deal from Sephora and score two Clairisonia Mia 2s for the holidays at a discounted rate. Perfect for gifting! I won’t tell if you keep one for yourself. 😉
I’m obsessed with pretty much anything by Ankit. (If you aren’t familiar with them, you may recognize their goodies from ModCloth or the shelf at Urban Outfitters.) Make a statement with these noise canceling headphones that are both trendy and built to last. Anyone on your holiday shopping list would be lucky to have them! I know I love mine.
This set contains everything you need for the perfect DIY blowout! DryBar’s signature Buttercup Blow-Dryer is powerful yet lightweight and incorporates nano-ionic technology to increase shine and reduce frizz. Of course, my other favorites in the set include the alcohol themed hair treatments like Triple Sec, a 3-in-1 product that texturizes, amplifies, and refreshes hair providing texture and intense volume. Hot Toddy Heat & UV Protectant is a lightweight lotion that protects hair from heat, UV exposure and helps seal split ends to prevent dryness, damage and breakage. Get it for your hair loving loved one and enjoy peace on Earth and good hair to all! 😉