Thursday, 12 December 2013

Holiday Gift Guide: Beauty

In most situations, I refuse to jump  the bandwagon and post up the same content as every other blogger and vlogger. But for the sake of you guys, my loyal readers, I had to put up my version of a holiday gift guide to ease your search for the perfect gift during this wonderful, but also stressful, time of the year. I decided to break down the gift guide into different categories: Beauty, Fashion, and Home with goodies ranging in price from as low as five dollars to $150.

I'm starting this segment with beauty since there's only a few days left before you can order from Sephora and have your package arrive by Christmas Eve. Of course, you can probably find most if not all of these items in stores at Sephora, Walmart/Target or your local drugstore. I will be mentioning items that are not only favourites of mine but universally loved the beauty fanatics out there. Also, keep in mind that a selection of the products that I will be listing are things that you normally would not buy for yourself but would make excellent gifts.

Lush Bath Bombs, $5.95-$9.95 each

SnowmanAvobathSecret Santa
Bath Bombs are the ultimate recipe for the relaxation a woman needs during the cold weather. They make cute and personalizable gifts since it comes in a wide selection of interesting shapes and scents. Also makes a great stocking stuffers.

Nail Polish, $15-$22 at Sephora
Deborah Lippmann - Nail Lacquer - Glitterbutter LONDON - 3 Free Nail LacquerFormula X For Sephora - Xplosives Top Coats

Nail Polishes are another one of those things that us girls are allowed to collect so another is always welcome. Festive sparkles and colours will always liven up the holiday spirit. 

YSL Lip Products, $36-$39 at Sephora 
Rouge Volupté ShineROUGE PUR COUTURE SPF15 - Pure Colour Satiny RadianceROUGE PUR COUTURE<br>Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain

YSL is unmistakenly a luxury brand and their lip products are especially reserved for an occasional treat which makes it the perfect gift. They come in so many colours and textures that all look amazing on any skin tone. Also the packaging make it even more appealing as gifts.

Sephora Value Sets by Brand, $48-$80

Red Carpet Look SetLove And Lacquer Reds SetBuxom Red Hot Set

Little Love Potions!Discover The Amazon 3-Piece KitSecrets of Radiance Volume 5
Sephora online has a, what I consider, extensive collection of value sets designed to condense the time and effort spent on holiday gift shopping. These sets include everything from face makeup to eye

Face Masks, $59-$69 at Sephora

GLAMGLOW - SUPERMUD™ CLEARING TREATMENT Greek Yoghurt Advanced Nourishing Sleeping FacialRose Face Mask
Sticking to the whole theme of buying things that the receiver wouldn't normally buy for themselves, face masks definitely fall under that category.

Eyeshadow Palettes $61-$75 at Sephora
Marc Jacobs Beauty - Style Eye-Con No.7 - Plush Shadow5-Colour EyeshadowNaked3

Trust me when I say that a girl can never have too many neutral eyeshadows. These 3 are top on my personal wishlist and judging from reviews they are favourites of many.

Fragrance Sampler, $65 at Sephora

Clarisonic Mia 2, $142 on Amazon
The Clarisonic is a product that I think every girl needs in their beauty collection and an essential to daily skincare routines. Besides the fact that I've never seen negative reviews on this device, it also comes with assorted replacement heads customized to different skin types. 

So those are my ideas for what a makeup enthusiast would be ecstatic to receive as a present. Be sure to check back for a fashion edition which will be up sometime this weekend!