If you’ve followed the blog closely this past year, you’ve likely noticed an increase in the amount of beauty and skincare posts that I’ve written. Over this last year, I’ve become a bit obsessed with skincare and really learning how to take the best care of my skin.
Today, I’ve rounded up my list of favorite beauty and skincare picks that are perfect for gifting to others or yourself this holiday season. Beauty and skincare products are a great gifting item because they’re usually not too expensive and you don’t have to worry about whether or not it will be the right size.
Pretty much everything in here is under $100 and a lot are under $50, so hopefully you’ll find something perfect within your budget. Almost all of these items are ones that I’ve tried or currently use. Happy Shopping!
Burberry Beauty Face Contour Effortless Contouring Pen. This is my favorite contour product. Its a creamy pen that blends in really easily into your skin for a natural looking contour.
Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette. I love Urban Decay for its amazing eyeshadow palette color options and this one is no different. I’d gotten rid of my last one that was a bit too old to keep using (for sanitary reasons) and I replaced with this one. I love each of the 12 color shades, especially the bright peachy one.
Chanel Le Volume de Chanel Mascara. I’ve tried a lot of mascaras in my lifetime and I really love the quality of this one. It applies so smoothly and really makes my lashes look so feather-like.
Chanel Rouge Coco Flash Lipstick. This lipstick is always in my purse. I love how smooth it goes on and the fact that its actually hydrating unlike a lot of other lipsticks out there. It comes in such a wide range of colors that it will be hard to pick just one!
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Highlighter. Hands down my favorite highlighter that lasts all day to give your skin the perfect glow.
Sunday Riley C.E.O. 15% Vitamin C Brightening Serum. This Vitamin C lotion is a staple of my skincare routine and bonus it also smells like citrus.
Sunday Riley LUNA Sleeping Night Oil. This face oil is one I just purchased on Cyber Monday and have yet to try out but I’m excited for it to arrive because its enriched with retinol, something that I don’t have much of in my skincare routine currently.
Banila Co Clean It Zero 3-in-1 Cleansing Balm. This is a K-beauty oil cleanser that I discovered while shopping in Seoul, Korea. You know when you have that stubborn eye makeup that is hard to wipe off? Well this stuff practically melts it away.
Lapcos Variety Mask + Exfoliating Pad Set. I’ve never met a sheet mask I didn’t like and this is no different.
Cannuka Harmonizing Face Cream. This is a CBD infused face cream made with Manuka Honey. I’ve been really curious to try out a CBD skincare product and just started using this one. From one use, I can tell its super hydrating (perfect for winter skin) so I’m excited to see how it goes using it for a bit longer.
R+CO Vicious Strong Hold Flexible Hairspray. My favorite hairspray, great hold without the crunchy hair feeling.
Conair Unbound Cordless Auto-Curler. Ok, I just bought this after seeing someone show it on their Instagram stories. If I called this life changing it might sound a bit dramatic but as someone who curls their hair everyday, life changing is what it is.
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray. Just some really nice texturizing spray that I also double as dry shampoo.
Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo. This is something I haven’t tried yet, but am wanting to. We exfoliate every other part of our body, why not our scalps too?
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum Spray. Hand’s down my favorite perfume. It’s got a beautiful, light and feminine scent that is just so perfect.
DIPTYQUE Baies/Berries Scented Candle. The candle brand you see all over Insta :)
Birthstone Scents Eau De Parfum Gift Set. This would make a perfect gift. It is a perfume and birthstone necklace gift set, so pretty!
Slip Silk Pillowcase. This is something that is on my Christmas list! A silk sham that protects delicate facial skin and hair from the scratches, creases and tugs caused by standard cotton.