If you’re not that interested in new beauty products, buying for your favorite Beauty Queen can be quite intimidating.
Let me help take the stress out of it! One thing to note about most beauty-lovers is that although they have their favorite go-to products and brands, they’re likely to try any new products, too. Especially those backed by social media! You can’t go wrong with any of the items I’ve compiled below:
Summer Fridays Overtime Mask
This mask actually smells like Christmas (and it works great, too). It’s an exfoliating mask made with all-natural ingredients. The main ingredients are pumpkin and apricot seed powder to help brighten skin – plus it’s super popular on Instagram right now. If you don’t understand anything else I’ve said prior to that, that’s okay. All you need to know is that even the professional Beauty Queen will be happy!
Drunk Elephant Rise + Glow Duo
Drunk Elephant products can get pretty pricey, but this duo is only $23 on Sephora.com. This duo is perfect for all skin types from oily to dull, and fills your skin with vitamins!
Glossier Cloud Paint
Celebrities and bloggers all love Glossier! Emily Weiss (founder) worked for Vogue, then started her blog in 2010. She used her blog to find out what women were really looking for in a beauty brand – and in 2014 moved to make real products. <Insert: Glossier>. Her brand is now a cult-classic that, at one point, had 2 products with a 10,000+ person waiting list! Other popular items from Glossier include Boy Brow and Balm Dot Com.
Sephora Play Box Monthly Subscription
Give ’em the gift that keeps on giving! For $10/month, they can receive a box full of samples from Sephora! Each month includes 5 makeup, haircare and skincare samples (plus an additional beauty bonus), and a cute makeup bag! I get this box every month and I absolutely love it!!
Drybar Buttercup Blow Dryer Kit
This limited-edition glitter hair dryer is every glam-girl’s dream! Drybar makes high quality hair products, so you know that what you’re buying will be great. And… it comes with… SPARKLE SPRAY!
Kristin Ess Giftsets
Kristin Ess is a celebrity hairstylist with an exclusive line sold at Target. She recently released an entire line of hair styling tools, as well as expanding upon her already successful haircare line. This rose gold tint gift set is perfect for the holidays! The color is subtle, and it washes out – plus, how cute are these pins? I’ll probably buy this for myself, even though I already have the hair tint…
The Ouai Giftsets
Speaking of celebrity hairstylists, one of the hardest working women (and my spirit animal) Jen Atkin has a beauty brand called The Ouai. I have quite a few products from this line and have not been disappointed! I imagine that any products you purchase from The Ouai will be great – but for the holidays, I’d opt for a set of multiple products. That way your Beauty Queen can sample multiple products and pick her/his favorite!
Replica Perfume by Maison Margiela
Gifting one of these perfumes will not only give the gift of smelling good (which really benefits everyone), but it could be the gift of nostalgia. These perfumes are supposed to be reminiscent of our personal history. Here’s what their website has to say: the ‘REPLICA’ fragrances capture memories that we all share… Those ten eaux de toilette instantly evoke images, impressions and emotions that echo the collective unconscious as well as our personal history.” My absolute favorite scent is Flower Market! And, aside from perfume, they also make Replica Candles which they sell on their website!