Holiday gifts for the beauty enthusiast on your list
By Carla Snuggs
Searching for the perfect Christmas gift for a beauty enthusiast? Give the gift of fabulous beauty product like skincare gift sets, gorgeous makeup palettes and posh stocking stuffers. Posh Beauty Blog has rounded up great gifts to fit every budget and lifestyle. This has been one of my favorite edits because it really put me in the holiday spirit!
Ulta Beauty Exclusives
Ulta Beauty has exclusive offerings for the beauty fanatic in your life. I am in love with this Too Face Christmas in New York Merry Macarons palette. It has a Rockefeller ice-skating rink theme and includes a Better Than Sex mascara and an eyeshadow palette that smells like vanilla macarons. I also have my eye on Maybelline Graffiti Nudes Palette . Maybelline's budget friendly bright bold eye shadow palette features a range of 12 street art inspired shades from fierce fuchsia to trippy teal to bring out your inner urban artist. Both are only available at Ulta or Ulta.com.
Stocking Stuffers from jane iredale
jane iredale offers beautiful holiday stocking stuffers ranging in price from $8.50 to $15:
Champagne On Ice Kit : A set of sparkly mini-glosses in three flattering, sheer shades:
- Lovely Bubbles – Sheer iridescent shine
- Lips on Crystal – Fuchsia red with gold shimmer
- You Go to My Head – Shimmery sheer gold
BeautyPrep™ Minis: Morning or night, treat your skin with travel-ready minis from the BeautyPrep™ collection:
- BeautyPrep™ Face Cleanser Mini – Infused with our own micellar water and dual cucumber extracts
- BeautyPrep™ Face Toner Mini – Refreshing, pH balancing, and pore-refining
- BeautyPrep™ Face Moisturizer Mini – Locks in hydration for smooth makeup application
Hydration Spray Minis: Take a mini break to condition, de-stress and protect skin with these purse-sized hydration sprays:
- POMMISST™ Hydration Spray Mini – Disguises pores and fine lines
- Balance Hydration Spray Mini – Controls oil production
- D2O Hydration Spray Mini – Plumps skin and sets makeup
A Wholesome Glow
Husband-and-wife team Blake and Carmen Gendebien, who are true dairy farmers in upstate New York, take the farm-to-table concept skin deep. The couple is changing the face of skincare with an all-natural bath and body care line called A Wholesome Glow. Every ingredient that goes into A Wholesome Glow’s five signature products is responsibly sourced or grown right on the couple’s farm, including raw cow’s milk. Their line of all-natural bath and body goodies range from an ultra-hydrating Milk Bath and dried floral Tub Teas to an exfoliating Alfalfa Milk Bath Bar and vitamin-infused Hair & Body Oil. The gift sets are beautiful, healthy, joyful!
Regenica Eye Creme and Recovery Gel
I am an avid fan of Regenica and would love to share two fabulous gift ideas – Regenica Revitalizing Eye Cream and Regenica Recovery Gel. Regenica Revitalizing Eye Crème is specifically formulated for the delicate skin around the eye and is clinically proven to decrease the appearance of lines and wrinkles in the crow's feet and under eye areas. The anti-aging product is the first and only eye crème developed with the combination of MRCx™ next generation growth factor technology, advanced peptides, powerful antioxidants and moisturizing agents.
The Regenica Recovery Gel is a soothing balm designed to quickly heal damaged skin. It infuses MRCx next generation growth factor technology with the most trusted natural anti-inflammatory and calming agents, including arnica, vitamin K, aloe vera, beta-glucan, and SymCalmin. The resulting formula helps reduce facial puffiness, swelling or bruising.
Neocell – Glow Matrix and Beauty Builder
Neocell products make great gifts for the woman who wants to look her best and do it from the inside out. Ceramides are really popular in skin care creams right now - it's amazing to see what they do working from the inside! Ceramides are specific lipids naturally present in the skin essential to the lipid barrier or moisture barrier and are in Neocell’s Glow Matrix™. This formulation provides scientifically advanced ingredients designed to internally hydrate the skin. This premium formula supports the skin’s lipid barrier which helps to lock in moisture and smooth the skin. It was clinically tested to increase smoothness, moisture, and elasticity in just 15 days.
I also love Collagen Beauty Builder which contains Bioactive Super Collagen. Collagen Beauty Builder is a nutraceutical solution for youthful, radiant skin and overall beauty- beauty that starts from the inside. Loss of elasticity in the skin, thinning hair, and brittle nails are common signs of aging that are the result of diminished collagen levels in the body. So Collagen Beauty Builder can help you get the radiant skin and strong nails!
MitoQ skin care serum provides total skin rejuvenation, and is scientifically proven to be the most potent antioxidant on the market to date. MitoQ’s patented molecule reaches the mitochondria of the cells – which means fine lines, wrinkles, scars, brown spots, uneven skin tone, blemishes and dryness are reversed at a cellular level! The super skincare product has been proven to be 1,000x more powerful than any other CoQ formulations (an ingredient found in the best anti-aging products). After just one day of application your skin will look and feel more hydrated and after only one month you will be amazed at the results.
Women put so much effort into reducing signs of facial aging, yet fail to tend to the décolleté, which actually ages faster than other areas of the body due to its thinner dermis and lack of collagen density. Cue SiO – the FIRST 24-hour system specifically developed to treat visible signs of aging that affect the décolleté area, featuring the SiO Décolleté Cleansing Discs, SiO SkinPad and SiO Décolleté Serum. The patent-pending SiO SkinPad uses medical-grade silicone to draw moisture to the skin’s surface overnight, smoothing existing wrinkles and preventing future damage. In ONE night of use, almost 70% of women saw a reduction in fine lines and wrinklesand 90% of women felt their décolleté was smoother, softer and more hydrated.
Vapour Organic Beauty Palettes
Vapour Organic Beauty is a clean beauty brand (waterless and doesn't use Coconut Oil which tends to cause breakouts) just launched PALETTES. Celebrities who love Vapour include Chelsea Handler, Mindy Kaling and Celebrity Makeup Artist Katey Deno. The Soiree Eyeshadow palette is the PERFECT palette for the glamour girl on your list. - it’s the perfect party trio with inky black and shimmery golds.
Patkya Huile Absolue Skin Booster Serum
The pioneer of Eco-cert, Patyka is a luxury organic skin and body care brand made with only the purest and most potent organic botanicals ethically sourced from all over the world - 100% natural made with ingredients harvested from French Farms. The packaging and formulas are the embodiment of Parisian art, culture and excellence through refined, luxury textures, alluring natural essences, sacred rituals, and beautiful visual elements - all eco-friendly. A celebrity fave, the Huile Absolue Skin Booster Serum, features 7 remarkable benefits to help hydrate and rejuvenate skin.
EcoBrow Defining Wax
EcoBrow’s new Defining Wax is an amazing mineral-based, smudge-proof, paraben-free brow line created by celebrity brow expert Marco Ochoa. Nylon gives this hybrid wax/gel its luxuriously smooth texture and long-lasting, cream-to-powder finish. The unique EcoBrow formula blends and diffuses easily into the brow hair, and contains silica for oil absorption as well as nourishing Vitamin E. The intensity of each shade can be controlled easily with the application — you can go as light or dark as you’d like. The six shades pay homage to some of his favorite Hollywood icons through the ages: Blonde/Marilyn, Light Brunette/Sharon, Auburn/Rita, Brunette/Penelope, Dark Brunette/Liz and Soft Black/Frida.
The Brow Style & Stencil Kit by SurvivorEyes was initially created to help women who are dealing with hair loss. SurvivorEyes has quickly become the "go-to" brow solution for every woman looking to achieve perfect brows in minutes.
Beauty Gifts from Hydropeptide
Nourish with Cocoa: Finally a cocoa that does the body good! HydroPeptide's Firming Moisturizer addresses and corrects the appearance of imperfections including scars, discoloration, stretch marks and wrinkles. The formula features anti-cellulite peptides and caffeine to effectively diminish the appearance of cellulite, while ultra-nourishing cocoa butter hydrates, replenishes and rejuvenates to lock in smooth, dimple-free skin so you can eat all the chocolatey treats your heart desires!
Soothe with Sage: Don't let the holidays put wrinkles on your face – HydroPeptide's Power Lift Advanced Ultra-Rich Moisturizer targets all visible signs of aging and quenches dry skin with a proprietary blend of peptides, antioxidants and skin brighteners. Sage extract, promotes daily cell regeneration to minimize and delay the onset of facial wrinkles, while powerful antioxidants such as buddleja, echinacea, white tea, and rosemary offer free-radical defense and encourage more youthful looking skin.
Protect with Vanilla: Beyond the baking sheet and into your skin care regime. HydroPeptide's Power Serum boasts Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract (vanilla) to prevent and reverse skin damage caused by free radicals and slow down signs of ageing including fine lines, wrinkles and age spots. In suppressing free radicals, this seasonal staple plays double duty by allowing growth factor activating plant extract from the Crocus Chrysanthus Bulb, to promote and strengthen connective tissue to increase skin firmness and elasticity without interference.
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John Varvatos Dark Rebel Rider
Looking for an edgy gift for the bad boy on your list this holiday? Dark Rebel Rider is the newest fragrance by John Varvatos. The scent is inspired by the iconic black leather jacket, the world of motorcycle racing, and the essence of a bad boy attitude. Russian Leather, bitter orange, citron and black violets pairs perfectly with a leather jacket and the crisp, cool weather. Available at Bloomingdales
Ultimate Exfoliation & Treatment System from DERMAFLASH and Perricone
DERMAFLASH and Perricone MD have collaborted to create an Ultimate Exfoliation & Treatment System. The kit, which includes the DERMAFLASH system and two Perricone MD solutions, helps women achieve spa-soft skin at home. DERMAFLASH creates the perfect canvas for both skincare and makeup by removing the barrier to penetration, prepping skin for the ultimate absorption of anti-aging ingredients. With daily use of patented and proven Perricone MD products, this system promotes a more hydrated, firmer-looking, youthful appearance, visibly targeting and diminishing wrinkles. Purchase: PerriconeMD.com, Dermaflash.com, Sephora.com, QVC.com, Nordstrom.com and in select Nordstrom stores while supplies last.
Revlon Salon One-Step Hairy Dryer and Volumizer
The Revlon Salon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer a two-in-one styling tool that creates effortlessly beautiful full-bodied, frizz-free volume and brilliant shine in a single pass, including the hard to style back of the head. The tool also features a super cool, unique oval brush design that has gently curved sides for smoothing hair with slight volume, while the round edges create gorgeous volume and curled ends in just one step! What’s more? It’s designed to create beautiful, salon worthy blowouts at home in HALF THE TIME of a traditional blow dryer and curling iron combination, resulting in faster drying and styling time that reduces heat exposure to minimize hair damage. It’s also infused with IONIC TECHNOLOGY® and a ceramic coating so hair is left conditioned, smooth and shiny.
Spectral.LASH Eyelash Stimulator
DS Laboratories Spectral.LASH makes the perfect Christmas stocking stuffer! Long, luxurious and full eyelashes proclaim youth and attractiveness for both women and men. DSLaboratories created Spectral.LASH, a cutting-edge treatment that helps lashes grow and feel fuller. Spectral.Lash has demonstrated through clinical research to result in eyelashes 25 percent longer in just four weeks.
Scrubz Body Skincare Gifts
Scrubz Body beauty products simplify skin care, soften skin, help all other products work better, and are still true to the original hand crafted recipe after almost 10 years. Scrubz™ is made in small batches and contains no phthalates, gluten, parabens, petro-chemicals, alcohol, artificial color or preservatives. Their footprint is very small and their bottles and jars are recycleable. On top of that, Scrubz products work amazingly well to soften, cleanse and exfoliate skin and smell they incredible. Some of their most popular holiday gifts include:
- Santa Suit ScrubzBody™ Sugar Scrub - The scrub comes in 4different scents: Sweet Milk & Honey, Lavender, Citrus Zest, Wild Cherry Almond
- Xmas Tree Oilz+ Lotion Gift Oilz+, the rich and creamy and great for your skin lotion is wrapped up to look like an XMAS tree.
- Ms. Frostetta ScrubzBody™ Scrub and Lipz™ Holiday Gift: ScrubzBody™ Sugar Scrub is wrapped up with an unscented Lipz™ Lip Balm hat for the holidays. You will melt the heart of anyone who gets this charming gift.
This holiday season, CarolsDaughter.com is the go-to destination for exclusive deals on hair and body gift sets featuring our top-selling products!
Almond Cookie Moisturizing Holiday Set :This complete body care for normal-to-dry skin is a fan favorite—especially during the holidays. It has everything you need to create an Almond Cookie indulgence each time you step into your bathroom. Set Contains:
- Almond Cookie Body Cleansing Gel 12.0 oz
- Almond Cookie Frappé Body Lotion 12.0 oz
- Almond Cookie Body Butter 4.0 oz
- FREE Monoi Hair Mask, Leave-In Conditioner and Gift Box
Monoi Invincible Holiday Value Set: This powerful collection promises stronger, longer, invincible hair for over-processed, overheated and over-stressed brittle hair. It’s truly the gold standard of hair repair. Set Contains:
- Monoi Repairing Sulfate-Free Shampoo 8.5 fl oz
- Monoi Repairing Conditioner 8.5 fl oz
- Monoi Repairing Hair Mask 4.0oz
- FREE Monoi Hair Mask, Leave-In Conditioner and Gift Box
Hair Milk Gift Set: This must-have set is the perfect gift for you or anyone on your list who wants defined curls and coils that shine. The perfect blend of Agave, Cocoa and Shea instantly gives all curls ultimate moisture. Set Contains:
- Hair Milk Cleansing Conditioner 12 fl oz.
- Hair Milk Refresher Spray 10 fl oz.
- Hair Milk Original Leave-In Moisturizer 2 fl oz.
Black Vanilla Gift Set: This must-have set is the perfect gift for you or anyone on your list who wants moisture-made softness and shine. The perfect blend of Sweet Clover, Aloe Leaf Juice and Shea instantly transforms dry, brittle and unmanageable hair into incredibly soft hair you'll rave about. Set Contains:
- Black Vanilla Sulfate-Free Shampoo 12 fl oz.
- Black Vanilla Hydrating Conditioner 12 fl oz.
- Black Vanilla Leave-In Conditioner 2 fl oz.
Santhilea London’s Real Rebel Colour Perfect Luxury Lip Care
Housed in such chic packaging - make this pretty little green lip treatment the red and green of the holiday season. Real Rebel’s unique, ultra-hydrating formula is enriched with Jojoba Oil, Olive Extract and Shea Butter, which are proven fine enough to penetrate the surface of the lips to protect against the harsh elements during the colder months and leaving your kisser feeling silky smooth. The treatment interacts with the body’s chemistry to create a unique, distinct red lip color for each individual wearer. Real Rebel Colour Perfect Luxury Lip Care’s sleek, minimalistic finish is great for comfortable wear - the lightweight formula won’t feel too heavy or drying on the lips.
I would love for any of these gifts to be under my tree on Christmas morning. What about you? What are your faves from this Christmas Gift Guide? Leave your comments below!