Rose Quartz Face Roller / Truffle Clarity Makeup Case / Caudalie Vinopure Natural Salicylic Acid Serum / Patchology Down to Mask DIY Spa Kit / NARS Satin Lip Pencil / Naked 2 Basics Eye Shadow Palette / Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour Collection / Acrylic Makeup Organizer / Sigma Beauty Face Makeup Brushes / T3 Twirl Convertible Curling Iron Set / IGK Beach Club Texture Spray Mini / Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick Set
Tis the season! My first holiday gift guide is here and I think it’s one that your BFF, mom, sister or any beauty lover in your life (including yourself!) would love. Or maybe it’s just me, because I use all of these products already and I’m obsessed. You ready?
Rose Quartz Face Roller
: If you haven’t tried face rolling yet, I suggest you get one for yourself while you’re at it. Rolling your face is supposed to help drain your lymph nodes, which reduces puffiness and inflammation. You can also use it along with a facial serum (see below) to help the nutrients better penetrate your skin. I personally love putting it in the fridge for a few minutes before I roll – at the very least, it’s super soothing on the skin! I just recommend watching a YouTube on how to face roll to get the motion down right.
Truffle Clarity Makeup Case
: I recently got this pouch
as a gift and I’m obsessed. I love that I don’t have to rummage around for my makeup anymore because I can see everyone! But I especially love the structure of this makeup case
. It’s sturdy and well-built for girls on the go.
Caudalie Vinopure Natural Salicylic Acid Serum
: A month ago, my skin was really struggling with constant breakouts around my chin – I’m talking two to three pimples every week for a few months. I started using this serum after seeing a fellow blogger rave about it and overnight, I could really feel a difference in my skin. I’m not sure how to describe it, but it felt smoother and less clogged. I use it regularly in the morning and at night before I apply moisturizer and my breakouts have calmed down ever since.
Patchology Down to Mask DIY Spa Kit
: I received a few samples of the Patchology masks at a press event I went to a few months ago. What I love is that they’re super easy to use, feel cool to the touch and actually smell nice! Plus, the packaging is too cute not to share.
NARS Satin Lip Pencil
: This could be a good stocking stuffer, but you can never go wrong with NARS lip pencils (both the satin and velvet matte
). I personally use and love Rikugien (satin rosy pink), Cruella (scarlet red), Damned (dark magenta), Do Me Baby (pink mauve) and Dolce Vite (dusty rose).
Naked 2 Basics Eye Shadow Palette
: I think everything is cuter when it’s mini. I love this condensed version of the Naked 2 palette – it really is all the basic matte neutrals you need. No frills, no shimmers – perfect for everyday makeup and small enough to stash in your purse at all times (because you never know when you’re going to need a smokey eye).
Acrylic Makeup Organizer
: Can you tell I like my makeup when it’s easy to find? I have a pretty similar organizer and it’s a lifesaver every morning.
T3 Twirl Convertible Curling Iron Set
: I love my T3 curling iron, especially because the curling wands are detachable. This gift is a little on the pricey side, but after using the same iron for about four years now, I’d say the quality is well worth it!
IGK Beach Club Texture Spray Mini
: I recently picked up this texture spray at Sephora and it smells SO good. Like Caribbean beach vibes good. Earlier this year, I was getting my hair done for an event and I told the hair stylist that my hair doesn’t hold curls very well. She told me to spritz some texture spray in my hair before I curl and after and voila – my curls stayed in tact (and not in a crunchy way) well into the next day! I bought the mini version for whenever I’m traveling, but might have to get myself the full size for home.
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick Set
: Bite Beauty is another great brand that only uses natural, organic ingredients. They have a store in SoHo where you can actually custom design your own lip color, but their pre-made lipsticks are just as good. I love this holiday set because you get to try a little bit of everything!
I hope this helped get you in the holiday shopping mood! I’m planning to do a few of these every week leading up to Christmas, so if there’s a specific gift guide you’d like to see, let me know in the comments section below!