With December making its arrival this weekend, the season of gift giving is officially upon us. In fact, if you’re like me… you may already be behind on holiday shopping. BUT we’ll get there, just like we do every holiday season! 🙂
So, my personal favorite gift to receive (& give!) is beauty products of any kind! Give me a spa day, makeup staple or new serum to try and I am set. In fact, my mom knows this so she always gifts me with my go-to products! With that in mind, I wanted to round up my tried and true favorites for the beauty lover in your life – which really is all women! Basically, beauty gifts are return-proof in my mind – and who doesn’t love that?
Gift Guide for the Beauty Lover
Everyone, and I mean, everyone needs a good cleanser. The It Cosmetics Confidence in a Cleanser is one of my favorites, smells great and doesn’t dry out my skin. It’s a great option for someone who travels often or for everyday use. I am a big fan of the It Cosmetics line (in case you couldn’t tell here and here) and this cleanser is no exception.
The IT Cosmetics CC cream was recommended to me by my sweet friend. We were discussing everyday sunscreens and she said that one time she got sunburnt so bad on her neck, chest and arms but since she was wearing this CC Cream, her face was spared the burn. With that in mind, I had to try this product. It’s a thicker CC cream but I love the coverage! On days when I don’t have many plans – I just put on this product (which honestly goes on like a moisturizer) and my Superhero mascara – and I am all set. BUT it’s also build-able and looks great under foundation too. The beauty lover in your life will find the versatility of this product notable!
I’ve mentioned this mascara before but it’s my front-runner still! Mascara can be tricky but at the end of the day we all want full lashes, some length and no flaking, ever. This mascara checks all those boxes and my lashes love it too. If you haven’t tried this mascara while doing your holiday shopping for your daughter, mother, or bestie – do yourself a favor and snag a tube too!
While we’re on the topic of eyes… THIS eye cream is a must-have. I got this product a few weeks ago and I am almost already out. It’s that good! I apply it morning and night and it leaves my eyes extremely hydrated. So hydrated in fact, I’ve seen a noted difference in the texture and wellbeing of the sensitive skin around my eyes. I have dry skin and I always feel like I have to lather my eyes, sometime twice, with moisturizer to keep that area quenched. This cream is thick and concentrated which makes one application enough to take me through 8 hours of sleep. It’s something that I will stock my own stocking with this year – but if you get one thing on this list for your beauty lover – make it this eye cream!
In lieu of getting my nails done, I opt for Essie nail polish, always! And when applying polish myself, I found it’s easier to do so with lighter colors! Nail polish options, in neutral colors, make for a great gift. These little “pops” of color will round out the beauty regime covering from tips to toes. My favorite shades are Fiji and Ballet Slipper. Any Emily Maynard fans also know that Fiji is her go-to color. So there’s that! 🙂
To bring this round up full circle (& a little bronzed), the It Cosmetics Ombre Radiance Bronzer offers just enough warmth year-round. This is a great bronzer option because it applies evenly, every time. Bronzer is always a key product in any beauty lovers makeup bag! Give the gift of being bronzed – all winter long – and that’ll be one happy stocking!
The best gifts are those that can be used daily! Opt for these beauty products paired with some that you know she loves already for an easy yet thoughtful stocking!
Thanks you so much for reading today! Happy start to the season of giving! 🙂