Holiday Gifts For Beauty Lovers — Check Out These Top Picks As Seen On CBS Austin’s “We Are Austin”
Anyone who knows me is well aware that I turn into Buddy the Elf (albeit a more fashionable version of the character) around this time of year, jumping up and down giddily at the sight of all the garlands, wreaths, string lights, and Santa hats. Needless to say, I was beyond excited when I had the chance to stop by CBS Austin’s “We Are Austin” today to showcase some great holiday gift ideas for beauty lovers. From skincare kits to makeup organizers and fragrance sets, these presents will charm all the lovelies on your Nice list. Make sure to check out the segment here (we took a commercial break in between the two parts, so make sure to check out both videos) and read on for more details on the goodies showcased!
COLORPROOF CRAZYSMOOTH SHINY & BRIGHT MOISTURE KIT
Imagine a future without frizz, flyaway, or uncooperative and openly rebellious strands. Sounds magical, right? Well, you can help make that dream a reality for someone in your life with the ColorProof CrazySmooth Shiny & Bright Moisture Kit ($78 at ColorProof.com), one of three kits available from ColorProof for the holiday season.
The kit contains the CrazySmooth Anti-Frizz Shampoo and Conditioner, which are 100% vegan, as well as sulfate- and gluten-free, and which gently cleanse and soften strands while keeping your hair color looking vibrant. Both products nourish strands and tame frizz thanks to ingredients like Japanese camellia oil, African abyssinian oil, seaweed extract, and shea butter. The frizz-taming trifecta is completed by the HeatProof Anti-Frizz Blow Dry Crème, which offers heat protection up to 450 degrees, reduces your blow dry time, and helps to increase the longevity of your ‘do.
TOUCH IN SOL METALLIST LIQUID FOIL & GLITTER DOUBLE-ENDED EYE SET
Touch in Sol launched the Metallist Liquid Foil & Glitter Double-Ended Eye Set ($40 at Sephora and Sephora.com), a drool-worthy kit containing 6 shades of the brand’s best-selling Metallist Liquid Foil & Glitter Eye Shadow Duo — among them a brand new shade, Irene, that’s exclusive to this set. The other 5 shades in the set are: Margaret, Eldora, Talia, Adelio, and Lottie.
Each dual-ended tube contains a long-lasting, crease-resistant, metallic cream shadow on one side and a fun festive glittery shade on the other. You can wear each on its own or layer them together to create a truly striking, party-ready, show-stopping look that feels a little Studio 54, a tad Glam Rock, and 100% cool.
CHERRY BLOOMS BEAUTY ORGANIZER TWO-PIECE SET
If lipsticks, mascaras, eye shadows, and powders are scattered atop your bathroom counter or vanity table, then it’s time to finally tackle all that clutter and develop a better system for storing makeup. The Cherry Blooms Beauty Organizer Two-Piece Set ($34.95 at CherryBlooms.com) is a great tool for organization since the smaller bag features 16 compartments — from exterior pockets of varying widths to a roomy central compartment— and can accommodate over 80 products. The clever design also ensures that all products are readily accessible and clearly visible from a bird’s eye view, so that there’s no need to rummage through a pouch to find just one teeny lipstick or gloss. And, since it’s self-standing, it won’t tip over and create a huge mess.
When you’re done applying your makeup, you can simply tuck the bag under your bathroom sink or place it on the corner of your vanity table. And, when traveling, you can place the smaller organizer bag inside the larger satchel, which features handy shoulder handles and which can easily fit inside any suitcase.
The beauty organizer is available is available in a quilted matte leather style, a black-and-white chevron pattern, and a black patent leather with a gold trim.
CHERRY BLOOMS LIP LOVERS 3 PACK
Another great gift option from Cherry blooms is the Lip Lovers 3 Pack, a great bundle deal through which you can get three shades of the brand’s Matte Volumizer for just $49.95 at CherryBlooms.com. These long-wearing liquid lipsticks feel ultra creamy on lips, and they boast a demure matte finish.
Unlike so many matte lipsticks, however, these don’t dry out your pout or cause any flakiness — in fact, they’re designed to hydrate lips and to increase lip volume while filling out fine lines and wrinkles, giving you a more kissable, pillow-y, Kylie-esque pout. These matte lipsticks are available in 5 flattering shades: Natural, Nude Jen, Pink Coral, Posh, and Rouge.
FARMACY BEE WELL GIFT SET
Skincare brand Farmacy, which is known for its farmer-cultivated and science-activated products, joined forces with Satya Jewelry to create the limited edition Bee Well Gift Set ($90 at FarmacyBeauty.com), which is inspired by the healing powers of nature.
Each set includes a full-sized jar of the Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask, an indulgent warming mask that features honey produced by bees that exclusively pollinated Echinacea Green Envy flowers. This skin brightening mask goes on like a viscous gel, then develops a creamy texture and changes to a white hue as you work it onto the skin, warming up ever so slightly as you massage it onto your complexion.
In addition to this sweet honey mask, the set also contains a Satya Jewelry bracelet featuring honeyed yellow jade, which symbolizes inner peace and joy, along with tiger’s eye, which symbolizes stability. Each bracelet also bears a delicate pendant embossed with the Echinacea Green Envy flower, which is the key ingredient in all Farmacy products.
FARMACY HONEY HARVEST GIFT SET
Another buzz-worthy treat from Farmacy is the Honey Harvest Gift Set ($45 at Sephora and Sephora.com), which is ideal for dry skin since it contains three moisturizing products that give skin a dewy glow. The set includes a full-size jar of the brand’s antioxidant-rich Honey Drop Lightweight Moisturizer, along with a travel-sized jar of the Honey Potion mask and a deluxe mini jar of the Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm.
NARCISO RODRIGUEZ FOR HER FLEUR MUSC EAU DE PARFUM SET
The newest fragrance from Narciso Rodriguez, For Her Fleur Musc Eau de Parfum, embodies femininity and grace, but it’s also confident, fiery and passionate. The fragrance features a bouquet of pink roses and musk at its heart, and hints of spicy pink peppercorn, warm amber, and woody patchouli adding depth and dimension — not to mention an element of surprise.
A perfect gift for the independent, elegant, striking woman in your life, the Narciso Rodriguez For Her Fleur Musc Eau de Parfum Gift Set ($124 at Macy’s stores and Macys.com) contains a 3.3 oz. bottle of the Eau de Parfum, along with a For Her Body Lotion, and a Purse Spray. The box, meanwhile, captures the excitement of the season via a cityscape made of glimmering lights set against a deep honeysuckle pink backdrop that mirrors the color of the artful perfume bottle.
ISSEY MIYAKE L’EAU D’ISSEY EAU DE TOILETTE GIFT SET
Issey Miyake’s first fragrance, L’Eau D’Issey, was inspired by the purity of water. It’s a timeless and serene scent with notes that include rose lotus, white lilies, yellow flowers, and precious woods. Those women who steer away from overtly floral fragrances will adore the simplicity and the aqueous charm of this classic scent.
For the holiday season, you can pick up the Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey Eau de Toilette Gift Set ($104 at Macy’s stores and Macys.com), which includes a 3.3 oz. Eau de Toilette Spray, a 2.5 oz. Body Lotion, and a Purse Spray — all packaged in a box inspired by a magical winter mountain village. Not only is the quaint box shaped like a log cabin, but it’s a snowy white color and it features silver-toned “snowflakes” that seem to float down from the top of the box — and, for a cheeky touch, these bits of precipitation emulate the conical shape of the L’Eau d’Issey bottle. Let it snow!
DR. DENNIS GROSS FIRM BELIEVER GIFT SET
Consider the Dr. Dennis Gross Firm Believer ($68 at Sephora and Sephora.com) the ultimate anti-aging gift set. It contains a selection of products from the best-selling Ferulic + Retinol collection, including a full-size Eye Serum, as well as a Wrinkle Recovery Peel and special edition sizes of the line’s Anti-Aging Moisturizer and Brightening Serum. All of the products work to minimize fine lines and wrinkles, even out skin tone, improve the skin’s texture, and reverse early signs of sun damage.
DR. DENNIS GROSS GLOW GETTER
To give skin a lit-from-within glow, we have the Dr. Dennis Gross Glow Getter set ($48 at Sephora and Sephora.com), which features 14 treatments of the No. 1 selling Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peels, along with deluxe-sized versions of the C+ Collagen Deep Cream and Vitamin C Serum, both of which reawaken tired skin through a combination of vitamin C and the brand’s proprietary energy complex. Who can’t appreciate a glow-getter?
LE CHAT MOON GODDESS NAIL LACQUER COLLECTION
The new Le Chat Moon Goddess collection was inspired by Selene, the Greek Goddess of the moon. It features six enchanting nail lacquers: 3 glitter shades and 3 winter blue cream colors. The three creamy blues are: Selene, a grayish light blue; Moonstone, a sky blue hue; and Eternal Midnight, a deep cobalt shade. The three glitter lacquers, meanwhile, are: Lunar Love, a coppery rose gold; Illuminate, a gold champagne; and Moon Goddess, a pearlescent silver. Each nail lacquer, along with its gel counterpart, is available for $6.50 at salons nationwide and at LeChatNails.com. I love layering the glitter shades atop the cream colors to create an icy, winter princess-worthy look, or using the glitter hues to create a shimmering gilded tip. With so many possibilities, any gal would love these polishes to the moon and back!