Happy Holidays My Beauties! I have been very busy vetting and discovering some fabulous, fun and inspired gifts for you to give this holiday season. First up, of course, are my favorite beauty product gift sets this season.There are so many fabulous beauty gifting goodies available this season, and that made it very hard to narrow down my choices, but alas, that is a beauty editors job 🙂 So without further ado, I present you with my top nine favorite beauty booty gift worthy sets of the Holiday Season 2011, Enjoy!
MOR Cosmetics Secret Garden Gift Tin ($40)I adore the gorgeous high quality products and packaging from MOR and year after year their products never disappoint. I am totally addicted to The Secret Garden Gift tin which contains a trio of products with the earthy, fresh, clean and peppery Kale and Watercress fragrance =LOVE IT! This classy gifting set includes a full sized Kale & Watercress Soap and Hand Cream along with a Cassis Noir Lip Macaron.
TokyoMilk Femme Fatale Collection in Arsenic ($65)This sexy, sultry, edgy holiday gift set from TokyoMilk is super FAB and statement making! This new gift collection includes an eau de parfum, shea butter handcreme and a lip elixir (and comes in 8 fragrance options) and they all contain unexpected crushed and distilled essences which all come together to create an uncommon sensory experience. The Arsenic is my fav in the bunch with fragrance notes like: Absinthe, vanilla salt, cut greens, and crushed fennel, totally intriguing!
Lather Let It Glow ($36)Lather makes the most gorgeous good for you beauty products, and I am loving this new holiday gift set with four yummy candles that are paraffin-free, 100% soy (burns toxin-free), and carcinogen-free. This festive set has four candles infused with natural essential oils in warming winter aromas: peppermint, cranberry orange, brown sugar, cinnamon orange & clove. I adore the cranberry orange, it smells so good that I wanna eat it!
Birchbox Birchbox ($10 per month) I am loving this burgeoning new beauty product sampling concept and Birchbox does it right: For only $10 per month, Birchbox sends members a monthly curated box of 4-5 luxe beauty samples ranging from skincare to makeup to cult beauty tools and from well-known brands to emerging gems. And after you try and love a product, you can purchase full-size versions directly from Birchbox, earn points for purchases and referrals and then use them towards other products. Here’s a peek at the fabulous samples I got in my October 2011 Birchbox
No holiday beauty gift guide would be complete without some sparkly festive polish, right?! Well, Zoya put together the best trio of nail polish gift sets this season: the Color Box Gift Sets which come in 12 pre-selected three polish color combinations and packaged in a pretty crushed velvet collectors box. My personal fav is the Spectacular Sparkle Set with the fuschia pink Allergra, the sparkling metallic Charla, and the festive mermaid green Ivanka. Can you say par-tay?!
Make Up For Ever opened a flagship store in LA and I am now a huge fan! This limited-edition kit features six of MUFE’s bestselling products and it’s the perfect way to get acquainted with the brand. The kit includes all of the essentials needed to create a flawless face: HD Microperfecting Primer, HD Microfinish Powder, Aqua Cream Champagne Shimmer (LOVE this product! Great pigment and it doesn’t move), Smoky Lash Mascara and Lab Shine in Pearly Pink Beige.
This set contains five great Urban Decay Glide-On Eye Pencils in a nice assortment of colors. These travel size eye pencils are the perfect way to test drive some of UD’s top eye liners and play up the eyes for the holiday season. This set includes: Woodstock (a bright sparkly fuchsia), Radium (a vibrant, shimmery blue), Junkie (a bright sparkly green), Ransom (bright iridescent purple), and Perversion (matte black).
This is a beautiful ethereal holiday color collection of Too Faced’s most popular shades in one of the most gorgeous decorative packages that I have seen in a long time. This set features 15 pigment-drenched shadows, a full-size Shadow Insurance Primer, two blushes, a sunny bronzer, and a warm, golden highlighter. This will make an impressive gift for that make-up junkie in your life!
Leonor Greyl Luxury Gift Set ($107)
We can’t forget our mane in this gifting round-up, so I am delighted to include this gorgeous trio of Leonor Greyl products in my favs this year. This set includes a full size Shampooing Moelle de Bambou, Masque Fleurs de Jasmin and Serum de Soie Sublimateur, all packaged in a beautiful luxury gift box. These products are hair-loving, hydrating, rejuvenating and so luxurious, I adore them all! I can’t live without Serum de Soie Sublimateur during the dry winter months, it gives my hair the perfect, smooth shiny healthy finish!