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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Holidays for the Beauty Queens: Makeup Gift Guide



I wasn’t lying when I said I was going to dedicate a single post just for beauty products.

 As many of you have enjoyed a lot of my beauty posts, I figured that there should be one post dedicated to the holiday gift sets. Some of my favourite brands from Sephora and the drugstore create amazing bundles of products at affordable prices. These gift sets are perfect because they offer a variety of product without having to spend the full price. Above all, the sets are already made so if you know a beauty lover or YOU are the beauty lover, everything is set up perfectly for you. Since this post is only dedicated to the beauty gift sets, I couldn’t help but organize it into 5 types of people who will benefit from these sets. Whether you are or the person you’re buying for is missing a stocking stuffer or maybe loves the glow from skincare products, there is something here for everyone! 

Now let’s get into my Beauty Gift Guide of Christmas 2017! 


Stocking Stuffers / Mini Gifts 

Whether you’re looking for the final item of a stocking stuffer or maybe you and your friends are doing a gift exchange. Either way these items aren’t expensive, but you are sure to get a great reaction from them! 

The first item is from a newer brand that I was introduced to this past year. I’ve tried different lip products from Bite Beauty and I use all of them on a regular basis. The lipsticks especially are creamy and sit on your lips beautifully without drying them out or becoming patchy. As a Christmas gift, Bite Beauty has put together the Amuse Bouche Lipstick set. In this set you get four different shades, including one of my all time favourites, Honeycomb. Honeycomb is the perfect nude! If the person you are shopping for loves lipstick, then this set is perfect for them. 

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The second item I want to own myself is another lipstick set. The rosy and berry tones of the Tarte Posh Pout Lip Set have been hot for the past year, and I don’t see them going anywhere any time soon. This lip set comes with eight minis of the glossy lipsticks from nudes to the darkest of Burgundy tones. Talk about a deal, this lipstick set is now on sale for less than 40 dollars! Make sure to order it so you don’t miss out on this amazing deal. 

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Finally, the last item that always seems to go over well at Christmas time is an eyeshadow palette. I don’t know many beauty lovers who would say they own enough palettes of anything. If you’re unsure of what to get someone, an eyeshadow palette in some of the trendiest shades from this year is an easy decision. My choice is the Too Faced Just Peachy palette. What is great about this palette is that all of the shadows are matte. Every beauty lover has a variety of shimmer shades and satin shadows, but having mattes in all of these colours will be a great addition to anyone’s collection. 

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Provided by Sephora.com


For the Skincare Lover 

The next section of gifts is on the other end of the spectrum are those who are addicted to skincare. The average person may think that skincare is boring, but there’s a luxury to pampering yourself that has become an obsession throughout 2017. The concept of sitting at home in your comfiest clothes with a face mask on has become something glamorous, so why not give this luxury to someone for the holidays. 

Outside of the drugstore, great quality skincare can be quite expensive. So finding those sets around this time of year can give you the opportunity to try different products without spending a fortune for them. If you’re looking for a go to brand, Origins has built a strong foundation as being a high quality brand that benefits your skin. If you know someone who loves trying different products, then the Origins Best Sellers is a set filled with all of the best sellers of the brand. The set includes cleaners, moisturizers, and plenty of masks. Right now this set is on sale for less than 50 dollars, which a steal considering the average price of most of their individual products are 30 - 100 dollars. 

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Provided by Sephora.com


I think it’s safe to say that masking has become one of the top beauty trends for 2017. Whether it was drugstore to luxury brands, everyone is trying to get on the masking train. The process of sitting around your house whether it be with a clay or sheet mask has now become a photo opportunity for many on Instagram. Bloggers and influencers love sharing their more unglamorous selves, while doing something that seems like such a luxury. So when deciding on a what to buy for a gift, what better choice for a beauty lover than their own selection of face masks? The Sephora brand is a great choice as they have an assortment of masks to choose from. Why not get a mini collection of them for 31 dollars!

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Provided by Sephora.com

Find The Perfect Fragrance

The next type of gift is one that seems over done and one that could always go wrong. Ah the holiday fragrance collections. We’ve all seen them and some of have even received them as gifts. The important thing to remember when buying a fragrance is pretty simple… don’t buy for yourself. The worst thing you could do is pick a fragrance that you really love and suits your personality and style, thinking it’s going to work for someone else. Instead, you need to look at best sellers, know the person you’re buying for, and at the end of the day just think simple. 

Both of these selections are bestsellers, each popular for their own reason. The first, almost seems like a classic choice to me. It’s light with a hint of sweet florals that I started wearing in high school and still feel like it suits who I am today. This scent is feminine but not overpowering. It will set on your skin like a dream, so why not buy the whole set. You’re probably wondering which fragrance I’m talking about, and that’s Marc Jacobs Daisy. 

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The next fragrance became an instant hit at Sephora. I went from not knowing this brand, to wanting every possible fragrance they released. So what started it all? Victor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb is a floral lovers dream. It packs a punch with a flower explosion, while mixing in sweet notes of vanilla and deep amber. What better time to buy this fragrance than right now when Victor & Rolf recently released the limited edition of this fragrance. The rosy platinum bottle with the large floral ornament attached to it is the perfect addition to this holiday gift. 

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Provided by Sephora.com


Drugstore Goodies 

If you’re on a budget, fear not, because I’ve included two great drugstore holiday sets that are equally as exciting as the previous products I’ve mentioned. These deals are too good to ignore, so I had to include some of my favourite drugstore brands in this post. 

The first is Nyx’s Soft Matte Lip Cream Vault II. Last year, multiple brands released their versions of the vault where they shared every colour possible. The downside to these gifts is that it can get pretty expensive (I mean over 200$ expensive). So when Nyx decided to release their own version, you can’t help but be excited over this. I’ve used many of their products and Nyx has some of the best affordable makeup in the drugstore. I especially love their soft matte lip creams because the pigmentation packs a punch and paying less than half of what you would at Sephora. The best part of this vault is that you get 36 shades for less than 70 dollars. Get every lip shade possible without paying a fortune. 

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Provided by Nyx.com


Makeup Revolution is another favourite brand of mine, and they have created a Christmas bundle that no makeup junkie can ignore. Imagine a gift set where you could literally create an entire look. From eye palettes, to highlighters, and even brushes. The 12 days of Christmas is the beauty lover’s dream set. No other explanation is needed, just know you’re getting every possible product without breaking the bank. 

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Provided by TamBeauty.com


Oh So Luxe

Now it wouldn’t be a complete gift guide without providing a little luxury. The holidays are a time to spoil the people we love, so why not take that spoiling to the next level. The next two items are over the top with the price tag to go with it. If you’re one of the lucky few, these items could be the gift that no-one would expect and would die to receive. 

When first thinking of luxury makeup, certain brands come to mind. One of those brands is Tom Ford. The brand has been expanding and developing their beauty collection, and I have to say this is pure decadence. The white cream and gold packaging alone is a stand out compared to anything else. One of their products I’ve been eyeing the most is their Soleil Eye and Cheek Palette. The shimmery eye shadows, especially that deep purple is calling my name. The palette also comes with a highlight and blush in two beautiful shades. 

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Provided by Sephora.com


As for the second product, this wouldn’t be considered a luxury brand per say, but the price tag on this item is luxury enough. As I mentioned before, there are many brands who release their version of the vault around this time of year. Urban Decay who is a staple brand for many makeup lovers (including myself) releases some of the craziest vaults out there. This year, Urban Decay released the Vault of Vice including some of the most popular products in the collection. If you know the person is an avid fan of Urban Decay and loves glitter and shine, this vault will be the ultimate gift. 

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Provide by Sephora.com




And there you have it, my holiday gift guide for all the beauty lovers out there. With less than two weeks to Christmas, I hope you were able to find the perfect present for the makeup junkie in your life. 


14 comments :

  1. I've got a few people in my family who would love beauty-related gifts! Thanks for sharing; this will make shopping a lot easier!

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    1. No problem! glad you found this post helpful, Happy holidays :)

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  2. The urban decay set looks awesome! :) If I had to pick out a gift for myself it would be the Origins pack, and I would get the Urban Decay for a close friend.

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    1. I know how great is that set!! So many beautiful products. Happy Holidays! :)

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  3. I’m probably more of a fragrance girl than a makeup lover! It’s like a different language to me lol. But this is a great list for beauty lovers!

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    1. Haha I completely understand, what type of fragrances are you into? I listed two, but they might not be your type. Happy Holidays :)

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  4. Great gift ideas, not only do I have some people I could give these too but I love them myself. The Origins pack has to be my favorite.

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    1. I've heard many people say that they love the origins pack, such a steal and you get to try so many of their great products! Definitely shopping a few items for myself as well haha, Happy Holidays :)

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  5. These are awesome gift ideas but I might just start gifting them to myself since I want them all!!!

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    1. Same girl, same! They're all such a steal and too good to ignore, Happy Holidays!

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  6. Awesome list, Thank you! I'm a fan of NYX and Origins, so this is perfect! Good reminder about stocking stuffers... I always forget those until the last minute!

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    1. Yes everyone always forgets about stocking stuffers and there are some great ideas that'll fit perfectly! So many awesome products here, let me know if you end up buying anything. Happy Holidays!

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  7. Swoon! I want ALL of this for Christmas!!!!!

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    1. Girl I know!! They're so good, I'm actually holding myself back from buying some of these.... Happy Holidays!

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