Fun beauty products always make their way onto my holiday wish list, but it can sometimes be difficult to buy them for other people when you're not sure of their color, texture, or brand preferences. Here are some of my absolute favorite beauty gift picks that are sure to please any product junkie on your shopping list!
Cirque Colors nail polish
Ok ladies, listen up...you know we love glitter and you know we are polish fiends, so when we tell you that we have discovered the absolute BEST nail polish out there, you know it's time to fill your shopping cart!
Cirque Colors is our newest polish obsession - we literally cannot get enough of the eye-catching glitters and holographics, though there are also plenty of shimmers and cremes if you want to go lighter on the glitz. Simply put, these are the most creative shades out there right now, so you'll want to get in on this action.
Amazingly, this polish is also quite resilient - I recently sported a Lullaby mani that remained chip-free for days and days (and I mean...just look at that reflecting, chunky glitter! I'm in love!). I'm used to beautiful glitters from other brands that chip before I head out to dinner, so discovering a polish this gorgeous that is long-lasting is a true treat!
|Manicure Day 4: 100% chip-free!|
M and I have been lucky enough to meet and chat with Cirque's founder, Annie Pham, at several recent events and love how passionate she is about her creative hand-blended polishes. We'll be posting a full feature on some of our very favorite Cirque shades later this month, so check back soon for our top recommendations (and for a chance to win some polishes to take home!).
When I first encountered MAKE products at the Birchbox store, I was immediately drawn in by the stark, chic packaging, especially as it contrasted with the bold pigments of the cosmetics. I'm partial to the creamy molten shadow that has true staying power and a striking metallic glimmer, but there are tons of fantastic options in the entire line. If you're looking to try a newer makeup brand that has consistently high quality across the entire line, MAKE is for you!
Sephora perfume sampler
The Sephora fragrance sampler is a tried and true gift that is one of my go-to items for that person on your list who is impossible to shop for. I first came across this gem when M gifted it to me and her other bridesmaids for being in her wedding (as if she could keep me away!). This gift box includes a set of perfume samples in some of Sephora's most popular scents - the recipient tries them out, and then trades in the certificate that comes with the gift box for a full-size bottle of the scent of her choosing. Not only is this a great way to branch out and try some new fragrances risk-free, but as a bonus, you also get to keep all of the little sprays!
Finding Ferdinand lipstick kit
Have you ever been on the hunt for the perfect lipstick but somehow, every shade you find is juuuuuust slightly off from what you had envisioned? Now you don't have to settle for whatever your local drugstore has to offer - Finding Ferdinand provides you with a 16-color lip palette that you can use to mix and match and create your perfect shade! Once you've designed your winning color combination, you can submit the color blend to the company along with your product's name, and you'll receive a custom tube of your personal lipstick.
Elizabeth Arden moisturizing lipstick + perfume
As a self-proclaimed product junkie, I've tried more than my fair shade of bold red lipsticks and I have to say that Red Door Red by Elizabeth Arden is the most flattering one that I've owned! It's part of the moisturizing lipstick line, which will keep your lips feeling creamy and looking bright all day long. There are a bunch of beautiful statement colors in this collection - I love Ultraviolet for a night out with the girls, and Beauty for a vampy date night look! Any of these lipsticks would make an amazing stocking stuffer for your favorite glamor gal.
Of course, Elizabeth Arden is also known for its feminine fragrances, so you'll want to add Untold Absolu to your shopping list. This sophisticated addition to the Untold collection is a warmer floral scent that features ripe berry notes - it's definitely appropriate for a holiday soiree, and also a special kiss under the mistletoe!
And speaking of kisses...we have a fun giveaway to keep your lips kissably red this holiday season!
Enter our giveaway to win your own tube of Elizabeth Arden Red Door Red lipstick!
And while it may not technically be a beauty product, a pair of Vigoss jeans is always a welcome gift, and also makes a great holiday treat for yourself! Our Vigoss giveaway is still running, so enter below for the chance to win the pair of jeans of your choice:
Which beauty product is topping your holiday wish list?