beauty · gift guide · makeup · skincare

Christmas 2018 – Beauty Gift Guide

Whether you’re looking to spoil the beauty-lover on your list or impress the pickiest of makeup snobs, this gift guide has you covered! I searched high and low to find the coolest, most unique, not so typical beauty gift suggestions of the season.


Ever • Glam-to-Glow Color Quickie Collection ›› Ever is known for their wide range of skincare containing good-for-you ingredients and state of the art science without sacrificing on quality. Their latest & greatest and my personal favorite addition to their carefully curated clean makeup collection is this. The palette is really luxe & chic and performs just as beautiful as it looks and I don’t go a day without reaching for the mascara! //


Viktor & Rolf • Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum Spray ›› Warm & Spicy. With top notes of bergamot and mandarin layered with jasmine, freesia, centifolia rose and base notes of amber, patchouli, vanilla and praline. The scent is feminine, fresh & enchanting and won’t go unnoticed. //


Sephora • Favorites Superstars Kit ›› I think it’s fair to say it feels like it takes for-ev-er to completely use up a full-size makeup product. I love that Sephora continuously releases different “favorites” kits, this one featuring some of their top selling superstars! It’s a really fun way to try out an assortment of items without having to purchase them at full-price. A few of the products I was most excited to try out were the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream, Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Primer and the OG Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop. It’s a great selection, great value and even better gift! //


CrushXO • Afterglow Duo Palette ›› With a mission to help fight fear, insecurity, cancer and gendercide one sale at a time by donating 5% of net sales directly to charity. Each product from CrushXO is infused with gemstones (rose quartz, amethyst, jade, sapphire and tourmaline) to promote positive energy that packs a powerful punch. My favorite product from their newly launched line: the Afterglow Duo Palette – it gives such a naturally luminous finish that will liven up even the dullest of winter skin. //


Juicy Couture • Oui Eau de Parfum Spray + Makeup ›› Yes, you read that right – Juicy Couture has recently launched their own makeup collection, just in time for the holidays! And, in true Juicy Couture fashion, the packaging is nothing less than fancy and is enough to make you want to buy one of everything. I’ve also loved their fragrances for as long as I can remember and their newest one; Oui has notes of watermelon, pear, wild tuberose, honeysuckle and musk. The scent is really soft & fresh and will give you total Summer vibes! //


Makeup Geek • Marste Collaboration Palettes ›› In honor of launching her long awaited fashion brand; Marste, Marlena Stell of MUG released several palettes to coincide with specific color schemes within her fashion line. Pictured are the Goddess and Bloom palettes. Goddess contains the perfect selection of everyday, neutral shades that you can never have enough of, and Bloom contains a deeper, more sultry shade selection perfect for date nights or events. If you’re unable to find these during the limited-time offering, fear not, most of the shades are existing to their collection and with such an extensive range of colors you could easily build a similar palette. //


Bodyography • Disco til Dawn Palette ›› While searching for [new to me] indie/boutique beauty brands I came across Bodyography. And as someone who loves anything & everything vintage inspired, I was instantly drawn to this palette. I mean, what’s not to love about the disco era?! 😉 Twelve shades in matte, satin, glitter and metallic finishes in an on trend color selection. I love the  concept & uniqueness and highly recommend checking out their blush selection as well. //


Kaja • Cheeky Stamp Blushes & Bento Shimmer Eyeshadow Trios ›› K-Beauty has taken the industry by storm when it comes to skincare, and now the focus has been placed on makeup. And, if you didn’t think it could get any cuter, here’s proof. Between the adorably packaged bite-sized Beauty Bento Shimmer Eyeshadow Trios or the Cheeky Stamp Blendable Blush.. I don’t know what to love more?! With tons and tons of 5-star reviews on the Sephora website, this collection offers a whole lot more than just cute packaging. Full review to follow! //


Stila • Shine Bright Heaven’s Dew All Over Glimmer Palette ›› The infamous putty highlighter is back in this limited edition holiday trio palette! This unique cream to powder formula contains a sheer base of pearlescent shimmers & micro-fine glitters that give the most radiant, glossy effect. Whether you want that subtle “lit from within” type of glow or you’re looking to make a statement, this palette has you covered! //


Scott Vincent Borba • Nutraceutical Confections ›› One of my most unique beauty finds and a really fun gift to give OR receive. A candy-like product that tastes as good as it is for you, these delicious confections conquer beauty from the inside out. “Engineered with a proprietary glittering Hyaluronic Acid blend, responsible for water transport and tissue hydration between cells. Vitamin C and Liquid Ionic Fruit concentrates are scientifically designed to soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while helping to increase skin’s luminosity.” A gift guaranteed to interest even the most devout beauty lover. //


Beauty By PopSugar • Naughty and Nice Palette ›› In addition to being a go-to for beauty reviews, how-to guides, keeping us up to date on the latest trends and so much more – PopSugar created their own beauty line inspired by their 100 million+ loyal readers. Six satin, matte and shimmer eyeshadows accompanied by a highlight and a blush, this tiny palette is so easy to use and makes traveling with makeup a breeze. //


Mehron • Cheek Powder 8 Pan Palette ›› Known for working with renowned industry artists, being used on movie sets and in fashion shows, this makeup line will exceed your expectations when it comes to quality and longevity. Any makeup that is trusted & relied on in Hollywood, Broadway and on the runway is more than enough proof that it will withstand even the most intense conditions and last all day long and then some. This palette has every single blush shade you could ever want or need and will last you a lifetime. //


Ogee • Darling Tinted Lip Oils Set ›› When I’m not reaching for a gloss, I opt for a moisturizing lip oil. These are incredibly nourishing and contain nutrient-rich butters, oils and waxes that melt upon contact leaving your lips hydrated, plump and slightly tinted. Certified organic, cruelty-free, gluten-free, a must for dry winter lips and perfect for gifting. //


Elanveda • Triphala Cleanse » This will be even more appreciated after the holidays when we’re all attempting to get back on track health wise. These supplements are made from a powerful Ayurvedic blend of exotic wild grown herbs & fruits to help detoxify the body and promote healthy digestion. They’re 100% natural, cruelty-free, vegan, work wonders at boosting your health, maintaining a healthy weight and helping your body feel better overall. What’s not to love?! //


IT Cosmetics • IT Girl Beauty Book ›› Featuring their best sellers in exclusive shades, this palette comes packed with and Ombre Radiance Blush, Hello Light Creme, six Blurred Lines Lipsticks, an array of eyeshadows, Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder, Bye Bye Under Eye Corrector and more. It truly is an all-in-one product and contains every single thing needed to look & feel beautiful. The IT Cosmetics collection is extensive and they offer something for everyone on your list and their products are always made with the best anti-aging & skin-loving ingredients. //


Too Faced • Dream Queen Limited-Edition Collection ›› Year after year Too Faced puts out the cutest assortment of holiday themed products. Their Sephora offering this year features an oversized eye + face palette with 24 eyeshadows, 2 blushes, a bronzer and a highlighter in addition to an Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Pink Swan, a deluxe size Better Than Sex Mascara, travel-size Hangover Spray and a super cute bag to store it all in. This collection is ideal for both the makeup novice and collector alike. //


I Dew Care • Let’s Get Sheetfaced Masks ›› This steal of a deal contains 14 sheet masks targeted to brighten, tighten, hydrate & firm. Face masks are one of my favorite ways to pamper my skin and a must on “spa-nights” at home. These are super affordable, work great and would pair well with any other spa-inspired relaxing gifts! //



Disclaimer ::: As always, my reviews are not paid and are based on my own opinion, personal use and results.

4 thoughts on “Christmas 2018 – Beauty Gift Guide

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s