Beauty gifts anyone? It’s December 1st and that means the countdown is official on: 24 days until Christmas! If you’re still on the hunt for Holiday gifts, I hope that these beauty gifts will spark some ideas. I compiled this list of my favorite beauty products that are sure to put a smile on any lucky girl’s face!
Kiehls Limited Edition Holiday Collection: Kiehl’s has some amazing products that are clean & effective. Their Holiday Collection features some of their most coveted products in a stunning & colorful packaging. Here are some of the products you will find (hurry, quantities are limited): Creme de Corps ($41) and Creme de Corps Whipped Body Butter ($51) – both are amazing for body hydration, Midnight Recovery Concentrate ($94) – my absolute fave, reduces fine lines & promotes firm looking skin, Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner ($55), Butterstick Rose Lip Treatment with SPF 30 ($26), and Scented Grapefruit Bar Soap ($15)! Perfect as beauty gifts & stocking stuffers!
KORA Organics: I’ve recently tested out this brand and fell in love with it! It’s clean, organic & effective. The two products I’m obsessed with are: Noni Glow face oil ($25 USD) & Noni Glow sleeping mask ($48 USD). Both products boot hydration & deliver smoother, plumper looking skin. I’ve been using these religiously every night and my skin is loving me. The scent & texture of these products are amazing.
CeraVe: They have some amazing skincare products, but my absolute favorite has to be the CeraVe Moisturizing cream ($30)- it’s perfect for applying right after showering to maintain your skin hydrated & soft. I’ve been using this on repeat every single day.
Shopper’s Drug Mart QUO Beauty: Every year, QUO Beauty puts out some amazing Holiday value packs and their quality is amazing considering the low price point and convenience of picking up these goodies at the local Shopper’s Drug Mart or ordering online (free delivery on all order $50+)! This year is no different. Here are some beautiful beauty gifts you can pick up today: Must Have Brush Set ($55 – I use QUO Beauty brushes all the time and their quality is outstanding), Eyeshadow Palette ($25 – very nicely pigmented and great shades for the Holidays), Cosmetic Crackers ($15 – the cutest crackers), Lip Gloss sets and so much more!
Shopper’s Drug Mart: Aside from their QUO Beauty collection, Shopper’s Drug Mart carries a wide range of beauty brands that you are sure to love: Valentino Voce Viva Eau de Parfum ($165), Burt’s Bees Beeswax Bounty Assorted Lip Balm Holiday Gift Set ($14.99), Buxom Babes Who Brunch Full-On™ Plumping Lip Cream ($26), IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara ($32), Revolution Precious Glamour MegaStar Eyeshadow Palette in Diamond Edition ($23.99) and so many more!
Alya Skin: an Australia skincare brand that offers products that are vegan, free of parabens and other harsh chemicals, and their products are suitable for all skin types. Their most popular product is the pink clay mask, but I’m loving the entire range. You can grab the Alya Skin Facial Care bundle of 3 products for $64 (on sale)!
Stephanie B. : This skincare line is made for both men & women, it’s 100% natural & made in Quebec, Canada! Some must haves of the line: Cornflower hydrosol ($48 on sale, perfect for absorbing dark circles and soothing puffy & tired eyes), Moisturizing cream for the face & neck ($80 on sale, great for hydration, improvement of skin elasticity & firmness, as well as reducing wrinkles, and the Lip scrub ($12.99, amazing Vanilla scent and perfect for chapped lips)!
Bleu Lavande: These Handbag Essentials ($23) are a must during these current times and it’s such a great gift box. It features all the items you need: lavender hand sanitizer, lavender hand cream & lavender lip conditioner – all smell amazing & feel great against the skin. I carry these essentials with me wherever I go!
Fancy Face: A Canadian brand which specialized in luxury makeup and their products are simply amazing. Here are some of my must haves: Supermodel Lip Bath ($28) – this is the most convenient little white compact as it comes with a mirror and hidden applicator and the lips are constantly hydrated; ‘La vie en Rosé’ Limited Edition Anniversary Bundle ($75) includes a lipstick ‘Angel’ and lip glaze ‘Whisper’ – both in beautiful light pink & smell delicious; Stardust Gel Eye Masks ($30) – great for reducing dark circles and minimizing puffiness.
BIA SKIN: Local brand whose products are researched, formulated and manufactured in Vancouver, BC. They stand for women empowerment and their manifesto includes a celebration of all sizes, shapes, ethnicities & ages (a motto I can get on board with)! BIA body products contain clinical grade active ingredients typically only found in skin care for the face. They work to clear blemishes, smooth bumps, tighten and tone, reverse the signs of aging and protect our bodies against environmental stressors. The must haves: Body Polish with Glycolic Acid ($36), Whipped Body Créme ($49) – or purchase as a DUO for $74, Exfoliating Treatment Mist ($36). All the products smell great & work very well on the skin. My skin is blemish prone and these products have helped me to keep things under control!
LUSH: Famous for their bath bombs, Lush makes a ton of other beautifully crafted quality products that smell heavenly! Every year they create some amazing Holiday pieces and this year is no different. Here are some great items to add to that socking: Season’s Greetings Gift Set ($17.95), includes a soothing bar of their sweet-scented Snowcake and self-preserving Dream Cream Body Lotion; Santa Bath bomb & Candy Cane Lip Scrub ($12.95).
La Maison Clayton Shagal: A local luxury skincare brand made 100% in Quebec, Canada, offers a full line of amazing products: Idratense Cream ($91) – Anti-aging moisturizing cream with lifting and plumping effect; Collagen Gel ($67) – Prevents premature skin aging; Hyaluronic Acid Serum ($89) – Ultra-concentrated, intensive moisturizing serum for an immediate plumping, smoothing effect without injections; Gel Lotion Cleanser ($39) – All-in-one: Cleanser, toner, make-up remover, shaving gel; Mokaccino Mask ($48) – Stimulates your senses and skin with an aromatic treatment enriched with antioxidant; Bamboo and Honey Exfoliant ($50) – Revives, softens and brightens your skin.
Hali: the newest beauty and lifestyle boutique on the block, bringing together hundreds of beloved skincare, haircare and makeup products, plus the hottest indie finds you might not have even heard of yet! They’re Canadian and they carry some amazing products such as Invisibobble (hair rings, clips, scrunchies), Bubble (Bath Wash – perfect as a tree ornament and stocking stuffer), Zoella (Hand cream, bath & shower products) and so much more!
Benefit: A San Francisco based brand who believes that laughter is the best cosmetic: “We’re not only in the makeup business…we’re in the feelgood business. Why? Because when we are laughing & having fun, that’s when we are at our most beautiful.” They have a ton of fun and colorful makeup pieces, all in great packaging, perfect for gifting, like this Beauty Thrills Set ($27) featuring The POREfessional Face Primer, Roller Lash Curling & Lifting Mascara & Gimme Brow+ Volumizing Eyebrow Gel in Shade 3!
Hope these beauty gifts spark some ideas! Happy Holidays beauties!