Tis the season for delicious food, sparkly objects, and PRESENTS. Guys I really, really love presents. I love buying them. I love giving them. I love wrapping them (I’m a monster when it comes to unwrapping them). But for some, the task of giving the perfect gift can be quite daunting. Which is why we’ve put together a guide of amazing beauty gifts. Check out these 20 treats – perfect for anyone in your life who is obsessed with hair care, skin care, fragrance, or cosmetics. #beautyjunkiesunite
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Citrine by Nest Fragrances ($68 for 50 ml)
Sure, you’ve heard of Nest Candles, but have you seen their fine fragrance line? It’s kind of amazing. We’re featuring Citrine, not just because its yellow color is freakishly familiar 😉 but also because it features a beautiful scent that reminds us of Delight. It’s citrus-y (duh) and just like our wavy cleanse and condition duo, it’s infused with Lotus Flower. Oh and it’s also available in an adorable rollerball.
Energy Bank Hand Makeover by thisworks ($46 for 75 ml)
I know what you’re thinking – hand cream, how exciting. Well missy, this is not your average hand cream. The entire Energy Bank line from thisworks is designed to supercharge your morning beauty routine mentally and physically. This is the line for the friend who can’t get out of bed (#me). It’s infused with blackcurrant oil and Shea butter to nourish your skin, and aside from keeping hands hydrated, it hides pesky imperfections.
Every beauty junkie is obsessed with contouring and highlighting lately – and can you blame them? Who doesn’t want dewy, glowing skin? Especially in the winter when your tan is freaking GONE. Enter this magic little thing from Laura Geller, this illuminator delivers a ton of shine. If you don’t believe me, ask Kai. Her results alone had me sold.
WAVY HAIRED GIRLS, CURLY HAIRED GIRLS, SUPER CURLY GIRLS, GIRLS WITH HAIR, ANY HUMANS WITH HAIR ARE YOU LISTENING?! Because you need to. Meet the SLAP, a silk-lined beanie. Aka the answer to your winter hat-hair nightmare. It’s genius. We’re obsessed. You need this. Your friends need this.
Abeille Royale Serum by Guerlain at Cos Bar ($150 for 30 ml)
For the lady in your life who is INVESTED in her skin, look no further. This serum promises to do it all for your skin: firm it, plump it, smooth it, and make it glow. Talk about miracles in a bottle.
Energy Bank Skin Glow by thisworks ($55 for 30 ml)
Yes, we’re back on this line. This moisturizer is amazing – first off it has anti-aging benefits (aka the reason all of us are moisturizing), plus it boosts your skin’s natural glow (it’s infused with golden minerals to illuminate the skin #thatglowthough).
Yes, another highlighter. People want to sparkle during the holidays and we support this whole-heartedly. These drops from Algenist contain Silver pigments and ultra-fine pearls to help highlight the skin.
What? Like we weren’t going to showcase this amazing deal, I mean really. You can get full-sized Low-Poo and One Condition Delight, plus a 3 oz. Wave Maker (which is perfect for Holiday travel), and a DevaScarf for $40? You’re saving like $32, that’s awesome in itself. Not to mention this is the perfect intro kit for the friend who spends hours in the bathroom because she’s trying to manufacture the mermaid waves that she already has. You know who she is. Save her this holiday season. It’s your moral responsibility.
Advanced Anti-Aging Repairing Oil by Algenist ($82 for 30 ml)
This is the gift for your skin-care obsessed friend (or mother) who’s really into oils. It’s non-greasy and absorbs super-quickly.
BIS Perfume by Rodin at Cos Bar ($300 for 50 ml)
This fragrance is the definition of luxury. It’s for that friend who loves to feel like a million bucks, who you love, like a lot. Oh and did we mentioned it’s by Linda Rodin, aka curly beauty icon?!
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REVEAL Concentrated Color Correcting Drops in Green by Algenist ($38 for 15 ml)
The friend who is obsessed with making her skin look picture perfect will be obsessed with these drops. They can be applied directly to the skin or mixed into makeup to help correct redness. Be warned: Her feed will be flooded with selfies, and it will be your fault.
Resurfacing Mask by Tata Harper at Cos Bar ($58 for 30 ml)
Have a friend obsessed with facials and masks? Look no further than this instant glow option, it works like a peel without the irritation or downtime #win (and let’s be honest, the after-peel results are not pretty). P.S. It’s an Allure Best of Beauty Winner for 2016, talk about a seal of approval.
GENIUS line by Algenist ($38 – $118)
We all have that friend who’s had an anti-aging regimen since she turned 20, and that girl will love the Genius line by Algenist. The products are infused with Alguronic acid and microalgae oil C to help bring out a radiant complexion. Our favorites? The Vitamin C Serum, Melting Cleanser, and Cream.
Verde by Nest Fragrances ($68 for 50 ml)
Your friend who became obsessed with succulents and scattered 30 in her bedroom, she’ll like this perfume. The fresh scent is infused with a variety of green notes. Plus, it’ll blend right into her décor, hidden amongst her three dozen mini planters. It’s also available in a portable rollerball.
Light Time Open Eyes by This Works ($46 for 15 ml)
That friend who can’t stop complaining about her dark circles will change her tune once she discovered this cream. It’s packed with algae, Persian Silk Tree extract, Aloe Vera, and Argan oil to help revive tired eyes.
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Yes, we’re back on the whole illuminating your face thing. This moisturizer picked up on the strobing trend (aka just highlighting, instead of contouring AND highlighting – it’s like the low-maintenance, maintenance). It contains pigments to blur imperfections and can be used under or over make up depending on the desired effect.
Laura Geller’s Baked Shadows are really, really, really pretty. Even just in the container. They contain a ton of sparkle, but while they look super intense, they actually apply pretty sheer. So it’s easy to apply a little or a lot. It’s the holidays, aka sparkle season, so you should probably apply a lot 😛
Cat-eye lovers will be obsessed with the soft tip applicator featured on this liquid liner pen. It’s super easy to use, even for us liner-newbies, oh and the emerald color is the perfect addition to your holiday party lewk.
My personal favorite scent from the NEST line, it’s significantly darker than Citrine or Verde, and is perfect for that friend who’s looking for a fragrance that’s a bit bolder. It’s also available in a rollerball, which might I add fits perfectly in your sparkly holiday clutch. You’re welcome.
Meet a lightweight cleanser that does double duty – it helps brighten skin while fighting signs of aging. Skin care fanatics are sure to sing it’s praises in the shower, and the bathroom, and pretty much anywhere else they wash their face.
For the friend who you constantly remind to BREATHE, this rollerball contains a blend of essential oils to help her kick back and relax. It might not hurt to pair this with a subscription to Headspace or Calm.com. Just sayin’.
REVEAL Concentrated Color Correcting Drops in Blue by Algenist ($38 for 15 ml)
Got a friend who’s always photo ready? She’ll love these color-correcting drops which help keep your complexion even and reduce any yellowness in the skin. Prepare for a million selfie snapchats, sans filter.
L’Avant-Gardiste Faux Lashes by Georgie Beauty at Cos Bar ($15)
Brow game? Check. Lash game? Eh. Turn up the va-va-volume on your lashes with this set by Georgie Beauty. They offer a full-flair effect that perfectly complements a cat-eye.
Celebrate Super Curly Holiday Kit by DevaCurl ($40)
You’re already hooked on the magic that is Decadence and SuperCream, your friends should be too. Give them the gift that keeps on giving – amazing curls. Oh and teach them a thing or two about how to rock a scarf. These are gifts that last a lifetime.
Filter Finish Setting Powder by Laura Geller ($32)
#NoFilter required for anyone who finishes off their look with this pressed powder. Your selfie-addicted friend will thank you profusely.
Which one of these gifts is perfect for your best friend? Which one do you want for yourself? Share with us in the comments below!