holiday gift guide for beauty lovers I

Gift Guide week returns with my favorite beauty products – for gifts! For years, you guys have been asking what kind of beauty things to give (or ask for) as gifts. These are different that my usual favorites, because when giving beauty products I think it’s very tricky when it comes to certain colors or skincare, since everyone is so different.

These aren’t new – you’ve probably heard me talk about all of them in my favorites over the last few years. But these are the exact things I’d give as gifts!

Lush Bath Bombs. I have never been a bath person, but that’s changed in the last year and I’ve found it a wonderful way to decompress for the day. I love Lush’s bath bombs – all the scents and especially the glitter, even if they make a huge mess.

Sara Happ Lip Scrub in Red Velvet Cake. This is my favorite lip scrub ever (I have it in Confetti Cake) and this scent looks good enough to eat.

Anastasia Modern Renaissance Palette. While I tried to stay away from colorful products and skincare in this gift guide, this eye palette is SO high quality and there are some colors for everyone. I bought it during the VIB sale and haven’t used anything else since.

Derek Crosby 10 Crosby Fragrance Set. I actually bought this last year at this time and it has remained one of my favorite things to use through the year. The scents are completely different and I love every single one! They do tend to smell on the warmer side – not many florals. The bottles are the perfect size, they spritz and are not rollerballs, they are colorful and can sit in the packaging to store or display. I love this.

Lush’s Snow Fairy Shower Gel. This is an oldie but goodie for me – and it only comes out during the holiday season. It’s so nostalgic and smells like wonderful candy. Plus, it’s hot pink!

Beauty Blender Sponge. I could not live without this. For real.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette. This has powder, blush, bronzer and some can be used as a highlighter. I really like the Hourglass powders and think this is awesome for traveling or if you want to try the product out. A little dose of everything.

Guerlain Meteorites Powder Pearls. This is one of those products that I initially bought for the packaging (yearssss ago) and ended up absolutely loving the product too. It’s technically a setting powder, and while it’s not glittery, it just gives you face a wonderful glow. SO pretty. And this is coming from someone who never uses powder!

Farmacy Honey Potion Face Mask. The Farmacy face masks are awesome. This one is mainly for hydration, so perfect for the winter months.

L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil. I first fell in love with this while I was pregnant. The scent is so warm and comforting, but not perfume like whatsoever. It’s so moisturizing on the skin. And I love that it comes in different sizes. Can totally be a stocking stuffer too.

Tatcha Dewy Skin Mist. If you follow my beauty favorites, then you know that I’ve been obsessed with this spray for well over a year. It’s so perfectly… well… DEWY! It’s awesome if you have dry skin. It gives the most wonderful glow.

Shisheido Eyelash Curler. So this might be another weirdo nostalgic thing for me, but my grandma would put eyelash curlers in mine and my cousin’s stocking when we were tweens. Ever since, I’ve always loved giving this as a gift because it’s something that pretty much everyone uses, but waits until it is completely falling apart before buying a new one. Am I right? (I desperately need a new one, ha.)

Laura Mercier Body Souffle Gift Set. These scents are insanely delicious. Like you will want to eat the pistachio one.

Fresh Sugar Lip Balm Set. I have one of these in my purse at all times. I shied away from these for years because they are on the pricey side (for a balm), but they are incredibly moisturizing. I love the light tint they give the lips and think they are perfect for winter.

T3 Curling Wand Set. This was something I bought last year during the VIB sale and I have never looked back. I live for big hair (and hot rollers… ) but also love using a wand for softer curls. I’ve had so many freaking curling irons break in my lifetime that it’s unreal – and they always break right when I need them. So I bit the bullet and bought a nicer one. And it’s amazing.

Microfiber Hair Towel. Love this towel especially for hair – so you don’t break or damage yours by using a regular towel. This has saved my hair since having Max. Between this and rarely blow drying it, my hair has survived that whole postpartum mess. I love giving this as a gift, because it seems like a weird thing to buy yourself.

Marc Jacobs Bronzer Brush. You guys ask me about brushes a lot, and the truth is that I don’t use many. I use my fingers to apply almost everything, and then I use (and love) Real Techniques brushes that I buy at Ulta. But! I do have this fabulous Marc Jacobs brush for bronzer and it feels like silk. It’s so perfect. And huge!

Nest Grapefruit hand soap. This goes along with my favorite candles – and I think it’s awesome to give one in a stocking or even the same scent in a candle, diffuser and soap as a gift. They are definitely a more luxury soap, so I keep ours in the powder room and it’s used mostly by guests. Everyone always asks about the soap though!