For the Beauty Lover
This beauty gift guide is inspired by a handful of standouts in my current go-to routine that I think would make really lovely gifts. Good things come in small packages, as they say! A few to note:
My Cuyana Travel Set is my all-time favorite. They have the best minimal leather goods and the price is a steal for the quality. I leave mine out on my vanity it's so beautiful. I went with the olive green pair and I couldn't be happier. It's just enough color, while still being a neutral. I shared my love for the pieces in this post, as well as my Le Sud Travel Bag which I'll be getting a ton of use out of this holiday season as I travel back and forth from Charleston to Philadelphia.
You've probably all heard me talk about how much I adore the Le Volume de Chanel Mascara in Black. It's the best mascara I've ever tried. Thick, without being clumpy. Wet, but not smudgy. And it gives me the best volume without that crunchy feeling. It's hands down my go-to and I've repurchased it maybe 10 times now.
I also adore the Kiehl's Avocado Eye Treatment. It's such a gentle way to moisturize the sensitive under eye area and I love how chic and small the packaging is. (TSA approved!)
Another great band that I've been using as I switch to a cleaner routine is Ursa Major. The products are extra gentle and I've really seen a difference since rotating the products into my routine. I like to use the Fantastic Face Wash in the mornings as the perfect pick me up, although I do use something heavier at night to remove all of my makeup (the Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser). The Face Balm is great for this transitional weather when my skin starts to get a bit chapped. And the Face Tonic acts like a toner and makes my skin feel fresh, clean and tightened without that dry feeling. The best part is that all of these come in a special holiday gift set which I think is the perfect gift for men or women. The products and packaging are gender neutral, which I love! Eric and I share cleansing products and he's far more inclined to use something that's not wrapped in pink packaging.
For the beauty junkie that's looking to dip her toes in the world of natural skincare, check out the Natural Beauty Junkie gift set which has some of the brand's best treatments and a chic bamboo cleansing cloth for an at-home spa day. These masks use natural and organic ingredients to deliver some pretty effective results. I felt like I had a spot forming on my chin (that dreaded feeling!) and I popped on the 3-minute flash mask later that night. I woke up to no sign of it the next morning - If that doesn't convince you, then I don't know what will! Trust me, this set works just as good as it looks.
I also love Kosas lipstick. The colors are so good and the packaging is so chic. I love how the darker colors look on my lips, it's been so easy to start incorporating bolder colors into my arsenal when they look so natural. And lastly, I have a total obsession with the new Koh Gen Doh Aqua Foundation. It's my holy grail! I'm wondering where it's been all of my life, to be honest. My skin looks flawless and I love it as a base for all of my other favorite products.
These are my go-to beauty products and sure to make a great gift this holiday season!