What good is a Holiday Gift Guide without some picks for the beauty-obsessed friend in your life?!
Speaking as a true product addict, I am happy to offer a few suggestions to keep your favorite beauty-focused friend happy this season. 😉
Jo Malone’s scents are long-lasting and every one is so unique. This set is perfect for travel! My favorites in this collection are Wood Sage & Sea Salt, and Lime, Basil and Mandarin.
I was never a fan of “masking” until I tried these formulations. All are charcoal-based, and each has a different benefit. Use #1 for brightening, #2 for plumping and #3 for clarifying the skin. This comes in a beautiful tin and applicator brush, too! A seriously luxurious gift, and a great value too.
Nothing is better at the end of a long day of momming than a nice bath. I literally run to the bath once all the kids are down and soak soak soak! These bath salts have a soothing scent and are gorgeous on your vanity, too!
It is a $400 hair dryer, yes. And I feel kind of silly for admitting that I bought this (at 20% off, but still). But you know what else it also is? The best hair dryer I have gotten my paws on in, oh, 10 years. If only I could get back all the money I spent on the dozen dryers I’ve purchased over that period of time and saved it up for this. I’m so not going back to any other dryers anytime soon. Here is some technical speak that explains it better than I could: “This dryer provides controlled, high-velocity airflow for ultra-fast drying while helping to prevent heat damage to protect your hair’s natural shine. It measures the air temperature 20 times every second, keeping the temperature under control. Lightweight and balanced, it’s designed with the motor in the handle to completely redistribute the dryer’s weight and shape.” Yep. What they said.
The alpha hydroxy and beta hydroxy acids in this “instant facial” will blast off dead skin cells from your face to reveal smoother, baby-like skin underneath. I’ve used this and loved the results. Just don’t forget to use SPF the day after you use it!
This is a great value! You get a full-size oil cleanser. (You all know how I feel about a good oil cleanse.) And you also get a full-size facial oil; I use this formula during the day either on its own or mixed in with my moisturizer. You also get a masque and soothing treatment. Great deal all around, with great products!
I own this device and love using it for a little skin refresher. When my skin is feeling a bit dull, I take this out and go to town! This microdermabrasion kit leaves your skin feeling smooth and is a great way to stretch out time between facials.
The formulation of this gloss is great, and she will get a shade for every occasion with this kit!
This has full sizes of Elemis’ classic cleansing balm (I’m a big fan of this one), as well as a serum and moisturizer. Great for an extra boost of moisture in the cold winter months!
10 // Ilia Love Me Do Set
This kit comes with a gorgeous (safe!) lipstick and a highlighter/cream blusher. The colors are perfect for a holiday party!
Guys, I never was into cream contouring/blushing/highlighting before I got my hands on this set. Seriously, in one (or three!) swipes, you can get a gorgeously–and naturally–contoured face. I am such a convert. (This link also includes a super helpful video tutorial! Just click the product name.)
Sonni Abatta is a retired TV news anchor, wife and mom of three and runs this Orlando lifestyle and mom blog. Want to chat or collaborate? Reach out here!