When I was younger, my dad used to say that it was a challenge to buy a gift for the man who has everything… happy life, lots of possessions, roof over his head and it’s something that I always remember when out shopping this time of year. But, this year – I though about it and realized that while I’m thinking of things to buy for the men in my life, my man is trying to figure out what to get me. It’s no secret that I am a lover of all things beauty – it is what I talk about here on the blog several times a week, right? It can be a challenge for my husband to buy “beauty related” items for me each year, so most of the time he just gives me his credit card and says… “have fun”. But, not every one has that opportunity and sometimes shopping for a woman who loves beauty and makeup can be a daunting task. Today, I share with you some of my favorite beauty items that I think would make anyone happy to receive. If you are on the hunt for something for the lady in your life, this holiday gift guide may be for you.
Oh Colour Pop how I love thee. When it comes to makeup, one of my biggest collections of cosmetic products comes from Colour Pop Cosmetics. Whether it’s their highlighters or blushes, lipsticks or eye shadows I haven’t met a Colour Pop product I wasn’t happy to get. With Colour Pop’s release of the Hello Kitty Collection I basically got Colour Pop and Hello Kitty in one little selection and both are such loves I couldn’t contain the happy. Anything from Colour Pop would make a great gift and the quads they have available in a wide variety of shades would make any beauty lover happy. If I had to pick, I definitely suggest getting the shadows – with over 120 shadows myself, trust me when I say – I love them.
Colour Pop – $5.00 to $40.00 (depending on what you purchase) http://www.colourpop.com
Makeup, Makeup for the makeup lover. I LOVE makeup and have used a variety of different brands over the years. I love when cosmetics companies offer a wide range of products and Pixi Beauty is no exception. These four little items are perfect for the busy mom on a go that loves makeup and wants a few key items to put together a look.
Lengthy Fiber Mascara ($16.00), Endless Silky Eye Pencil ($12.00), Endless Brow Gel Pencil ($11.00) and Shea Butter Lip Balm ($8.00) would make a perfect gift combined together and wrapped in a cute makeup bag. For the woman that loves a great day look that she can wear to work or out running errands.
You can purchase these Pixi items and more at: http://www.pixibeauty.com/ or at your local Target store.
One of my favorite makeup brush brands has released a gorgeous Contour Palette. Beauty Junkees, a brand I’ve talked about numerous times has recently rolled out some new goodies in their line. Besides their makeup brushes and accessories, Beauty Junkees has recently released a Contour Palette that is refillable and perfect for any makeup lover. The Contour & Highlighting Palette makes enhancing your beauty and minimizing facial features a breeze. You get powder contour shades to add dimension and to define your cheekbones, jaw, forehead and nose as well as highlighting shades that will lift, brighten and give you a soft radiant glow. This palette is perfect for every day use and I love that the palette is not only refillable, it’s magnetic. With 5 silky soft pressed matte powders to compliment a beauty lovers complete look.
Contouring shades include: Fawn, Java and Truffle Highlighting shades include: Banana, Vanilla and Sand. This palette is great for most skin tones and you can either use a light hand or build up the powders to your desired intensity. Did I also mention you could use this palette as eye shadow shades or even a brow definer. The options are absolutely endless.
Retail cost: $24.97 and can be purchased at: https://shop.beautyjunkees.com/products/contour-and-highlighting-kit
Beauty Junkees has also won me over with their fab 5 piece Pro Contouring & Highlighting Kit. I have raved about Beauty Junkees brushes before and last year I even featured a set in a Holiday Gift Guide. This year is no exception and I’m so excited to bring you this kit of brushes for the makeup lover. This brush set includes the Pro Sculptor Brush, Pro Detailer Brush, Pro Duo Fiber Brush, Pro Highlighter Brush, Pro Contouring Makeup Brush and a great makeup brush case for storage or travel. Each brush comes with high density synthetic taklon bristles and are vegan friendly. With a solid wood handle, double crimped copper ferrule and bristles that do not shed – you or the makeup lover in your life will have brushes that work with creams, liquids, minerals and powders.
Considering the cost of one highlight or contouring brush from popular cosmetic brands, this set includes everything you or your loved one needs to literally have that highlight and contour ON FLEEK. I am absolutely in love with this brush set and haven’t stopped using these brushes since I got my hands on them. After several washes the bristles have held together nicely, the brushes pick up my liquid, cream and powder products with ease and that sponge… YAAASSSS – it’s amazing and so soft.
This 5 pc Pro Contouring & Highlighting Kit retails for $24.97 and can be purchased at: https://shop.beautyjunkees.com/products/5-piece-pro-contouring-highlighting-kit
Speaking of soft sponges, I’m absolutely loving the sponge set from Beauty Junkees as well. It’s hard to find a good cosmetic sponge that is similar to the expensive name brand without sacrificing quality. For less than the price of one highend brand makeup sponge, you get four awesome sponges to create your work of art. This 4 piece Pro Beauty Sponge Set from Beauty Junkees includes the Pink Teardrop (the traditional blender shape used for all over face application), the Purple Pear (similar to the Pink Teardrop with an improved ergonomic shape that allows for an optimal grip), Green Oval (for the makeup perfectionist with dual tips for precise concealing and cleaning up of makeup errors), and the Blue Sculptor (a flat head sponge best used for pressing on foundation for heavier coverage, using a stippling effect to create an airbrushed look). Each of the sponges work best when damp but can be used wet or dry. They are latex free, non-allergenic and works with all kinds of makeup from creams to liquids to minerals and powders. They are easy to wash and reusable – a simple mild soap or baby shampoo will get it clean and ready for it’s next use.
The 4 Piece Pro Beauty Sponge Set retails for $14.97 and can be purchased at: https://shop.beautyjunkees.com/products/flawless-beauty-makeup-blender-sponges-sample-pack
Of course, a great gift for any beauty lover is something that they can carry their beauty goods in and a Cosmetics & Jewelry Folio is a great solution for that. Instead of packing all of your beauty necessities in separate bags for travel or storage, the Cosmetics and Jewelry Folio will have you organized and ready to go. The Folio includes a built-in zipper compartment, a detachable zipper pouch and numerous elastic pockets to hold all your cosmetics, makeup and jewelry.
The Folio folds in half, making it easier to pack and giving it a sleeker more flatter profile than most cosmetic bags. I love that it’s made with 500 denure polyester with a grew mesh lined interior to help protect your products when in transit. You also get a sturdy strap for easy transport. Once at your destination or using at home, you can hang the Folio with it’s rubber-tipped metal hanger over a knob, rod or hook. It’s the perfect little vanity for on the go.
The Cosmetics & Jewelry Folio retails for $29.99 and can be purchased at: http://greatusefulstuff.com
Fragrances and Perfumes make great gifts for any beauty lover and DefineMe Fragrances are beautiful little gifts. It-Girl fragrances with personalities meant to empower, each fragrance is a wearable reminder of your confidence, strength, passion and fearlessness. I suggest picking up a DefineMe Fragrance Set available in sets of two or a fragrance oil sample kit. You can also purchase a single and give the gift of sweet scent to someone you love.
DefineMe Sets retail for $78.00, The DefineMe Fragrance Oil Sample Kit retails for $21.00 and each fragrance retails for $39.00
You can purchase DefineMe at: https://definemefragrance.com/ and they have recently launched at Ulta.com
I love getting nail polish for Christmas and Pacifica makes great little sets that are perfect for holiday gift giving. Pacifica’s 7 Free Nail Color Trio offers the nail lover in your life three different selections for dressing up their nails. Pacifica has several sets available for purchase and I love that the packaging is so pretty and festive. You literally can put a pretty bow on top and you’ve got the perfect present to give away.
Pacifica Beauty Nail Color Trios retail for $20.00 and can be purchased at http://pacificabeauty.com or at your local Target store.
Face masks and cleansers make wonderful gifts for the beauty lover. I’ve included a few that I’ve tried and enjoy in my list here but the options are endless and you can search Honeygirl’s World for different masks that I’ve reviewed over the years. Whether it is affordable or luxury – a great face mask makes for a wonderful gift.
Yes to Coconut Hydrate & Restore Paper Mask ($3.00 each), Feather & Bone Face Gems ($15.00 for 60 tablets), Valentia Detoxifying Clay Mask ($25.00), Borghese Fango Active Mud Mask for Face and Body ($40 – $72.50), Freeman Feeling Beautiful Travel Size Face Masks ($1.99 – $3.99), Derma E Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask ($19.50), Miss Spa Assorted Face Masks ($2.99 – $3.99)
Each of these face masks can be found at their respected websites, Ulta Beauty or stores like Target and Walmart. They range in price and need but make great stocking stuffers and fun gifts for any beauty lover.
Beauty is not just about makeup so I wanted to be sure that I included products that also catered to the skin care lover. I do have a Holiday Gift Guide on the site aimed specifically towards skin and body care (which you can find here), but these products are those that go hand and hand with makeup too. The Trophy Skin RejuvadermMD is a Professional Grade Home Microdermabrasion System. I’m talked about Trophy Skin products before as the RejuvaliteMD happens to be one of my FAVORITE skin care devices. I was very ecstatic to try the RejuvadermMD and have been loving it since getting my hands on it.
The RejuvadermMD offers you smoother and more radiant skin anywhere and anytime. With salon-quality microdermabrasion you can get soft, clear, glowing skin on the go. This unit is travel friendly and portable. It’s a lightweight and uses a high tech combo of diamond exfoliation and gentle suction to buff away dead skin cells, revealing the radiant, glowing skin that sits just below the surface. The RejuvadermMD safely and effectively reduces the appearance of fine lines, age spots, sun damage and mild scarring at a fraction of the cost of in-office treatments.
The RejuvadermMD retails for $170.57 and can be purchased at: https://trophyskin.com/products/rejuvadermmd
Facial cleansing tools are an important part of my skin care and beauty routine, so I knew I just had to include my favorites in this post. The Michael Todd Soniclear Elite has been a favorite device of mine over the last two years and I love that you can purchase a variety of attachments. I love pairing my Soniclear with the Luxe Cashmere brush head for my sensitive skin and I totally dig that the Soniclear has a selection of designs and colors to choose from. I have written about the Soniclear Elite on my site before so you can get a full review of this product here on the site.
Soniclear Elite retails for: $149.00 and can be purchased at: http://www.michaeltoddbeauty.com/soniclear-elite/ *Accessories can also be purchased on the site.
Another facial cleansing tool that has been a favorite of mine is my Foreo Luna. Since getting my original Luna, Foreo has made many improvements to their original device and has released the Luna 2, Luna Mini 2, Luna Go and IRIS. The brush is revolutionary and designed to help with facial cleansing and anti-aging – giving you a complete and personalized cleansing. I LOVE that the LUNA 2 is now available in four specialized brush types for tailor-made skin care and I look forward to picking up the Sensitive Skin (purple) cleansing tool when my current Luna is ready to be retired. The next-generation Luna 2 facial cleansing brush utilizes up to 2x the T-Sonic power to gently exfoliate dead skin cells, unclog pores of makeup residue and remove up to 99.5% of dirt and oil. This brush helps to improve the absorption of your favorite skin care products while offering you a great cleanse each and every time.
The Foreo Luna 2 retails for $199.00 and can be purchased at: https://www.foreo.com/
The Veet Infini Silk Permanent Hair Reduction device is the breakthrough in permanent hair reduction at home. It offers state of the art technology with salon-quality results in the comfort of your own home. Each Veet Infini Silk device is constructed with advanced safety features, including a skin color sensor and a recessed lamp surface with a skin surface contact sensor built in to prevent eye injury. It’s a neat device that really takes permanent hair reduction to new heights. Most people start seeing results after 4-5 treatments and can achieve permanent hair reduction after about 10 treatments with the units.
The Veet Infini’Silk Light-Based IPL Hair Removal System retails for about $130.00 and can be purchased here.
Of course – there are a lot of different gift items that you can give to the beauty lover in your life and these are just a few that I enjoy and though I would share with all of you. Remember that Christmas is about love and time together and the gifts are just icing and a cherry on top.
If you’re looking for more ideas for your holiday shopping, be sure to check out the following links for my guides and inspiration: (this list will be updated periodically as new guides become available)
So what about you? Are any of these items going to be a part of your Gift Giving list this year? Do you think the beauty lover in your life would love to open any of these on Christmas day? Comment below and share your thoughts.
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