It’s that wonderful time of year where all the beautiful cosmetic, fragrance, hair care and skin care gift sets come out for the holidays. If you are shopping for special holiday gifts for the beauty lover in your life, or want to grab some special sets for yourself, now is the time!
Nordstrom has some great holiday beauty buys right now. The Estée Lauder Holiday 2013 Purchase with Purchase (Limited Edition) favorites in a sleek navy SlimCase traveler. Included in this day-to-night makeup collection are 18 Deluxe Pure Color eyeshadows in Sugar Cube Satin, Pink Flash Shimmer, Sepia Sand Satin, Summer Linen Matte, Sugar Biscuit Satin, Ivory Slipper Satin, Amazing Grey Shimmer, Tranquil Moon Satin, Hot Cinnamon Shimmer, Wild Sable Matte, Nocturnal Blue Satin, Berry Burst Shimmer, Amethyst Spark Shimmer, Smokey Ember Shimmer, Nude Fresco Satin, Ivy Envy Satin, Chocolate Bliss Shimmer and Lavish Mink Matte; Pure Color blush in Peach Passion Shimmer, Lover’s Blush Shimmer and Pink Kiss; Goddess powder bronzer in Medium; Pure Color Gloss in Praline Paradise Shimmer and Garnet Desire; full-size Pure Color long-lasting lipsticks in Hot Kiss, Sugar Honey and Nectarine; Pure Color intense Kajal eyeliner in Blackened Black; Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume mascara in Extreme Black; Pure Color nail lacquer in Le Smoking; a pretty gold companion case; Modern Muse fragrance; Deluxe travel-size Advanced Time Zone Night age reversing line/wrinkle crème plus a gentle eye makeup remover (3.4 oz.). This set is valued at over $375 and would make a great gift, or treat yourself to this pretty collection. This is a great value at only $58.50 with any Estée Lauder fragrance purchase.
Want to impress that beauty lover in your life? Surprise her with a luxe collection from Marc Jacobs Beauty. The Lovemarc Collection at Sephora is a limited-edition holiday set of 13 Lovemarc Lip Gels in a lacquer jewelry box. Twelve shades in pinks, oranges, and nudes, plus Marc’s perfect red, Showstopper. Splurge on yourself or make a grand impression with this amazing gift of Marc Jacobs Beauty. This gift is a splurge at $350.
If you haven’t tried Boscia skin care, you are missing out. This brand’s botanical –based cleaners, moisturizers, and anti-aging products are great, and Sephora has a Boscia Bright Stars value set that contains 7 of their most popular products. All products are paraben, sulfate, and phthalate free and included in this set are Purifying Gel Cleanser, Makeup-Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil, Self-Defense Vital Antioxidant Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30, Super-Charge Overnight Moisture, Enlivening Amino-AG Eye Treatment, Tsubaki Oil, and Green Tea Blotting Linens. If you’re a skin care lover, now is a great time to give Boscia a try with this great value set. It is available at Sephora for only $54.
I love shopping for fragrance, but usually have trouble picking out a new one because there are so many I like! Ulta has the answer to your fragrance gift dilemma. The Finishing Touch Fragrance Sample Collection contains 6 of Ulta’s top selling fragrances. Included are samples of Calvin Klein Downtown, Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gioia, Lancome La Vie Est Belle, Coach Love, Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy and Ralph Lauren Romance. This set makes a great gift or stocking stuffer, and it’s only $25! If you spend $40 on fragrance at Ulta through 12/1 you will get a free gift of a 5-piece holiday serving set.
If you know a girl (yourself included) who loves to get a fresh blowout but doesn’t always have time to head to the salon, get the DRYBAR Blowout In A Box! The kit includes Buttercup – the official blow dryer used Drybar stylists – that has been proven to dry hair faster than any other dryer. It also contains the Full Pint Medium Round Brush, Hot Toddy Heat Protector Frizz Fighter, Happy Hour Blowout Shampoo and Weightless Conditioner, and The Chaser Shine Cream. All products are paraben-free. Available at Sephora for $199.
Vaseline may be a familiar name in beauty but this year they’re offering a unique take on their classic petroleum jelly. Their miniature, limited-edition Bejeweled Vaseline® Lip Therapy® Rosy Lips jars are adorned with fine European crystals and filled with 100% pure, triple purified Vaseline Petroleum Jelly with a sheer rosy tint. They make the perfect stocking stuffer! Available only in-store at New Beauty at Fred Segal, Santa Monica (call 310-394-8509 to order).
I hope I’ve given you some great beauty gift ideas for the holidays. With all the amazing value and luxe sets available now, it is the best time to shop for beauty! And while you’re shopping for gifts, don’t forget to treat yourself to some great beauty buys as well!