Christmas Gift Guide for Beauty Lovers

Last week, I put out a gift guide for the fitness buff in your life. But as you know, I have two major loves in my life, fitness & beauty! If there’s someone on your list who calls Sephora their second home, they will love this list. 

Christmas Gift Guide for Beauty Lovers

1. Tocca Meet the Girls Perfume Set

Perfume is always a great gift. I love gift sets that contain multiple scents so you can change it up based on how you feel or where you’re going. This Tocca gift set is a particular favourite of mine because it comes with mini sizes which are perfect for travelling. Bringing along full size bottles of perfume when travelling can be annoying because they are too big for carry-on size, they are heavy and if they break they are costly to replace. This set it the perfect solution and the scents are amazing.

2. Hourglass Ambient Light Blush Palette

These are my all-time favourite blushes. The colour pigmentation in them is incredible, plus they are swirled with ambient lighting powder which gives a gorgeous natural glow. To top it off these last 10-12 hours.

The blushes don’t come cheap, individually (in Canada) they go for $41 each. The palette is $67 which I think is a steal for 3 blushes,  plus then you have options. I already had bought 2 of the individual blush colours in this palette before it was released so sadly I missed out on the bargain. But for anyone on your list who likes makeup, I highly recommend this product!

3. Makeup Brushes

Good makeup brushes are the best thing a girl can own. My personal favourite brushes come from MAC Cosmetics or Sigma Beauty. If you are buying for someone just starting a brush collection, Sigma has great sets of brushes or you can pick and choose individual brushes.

4. Naked 2 Basics 

This is a great palette. It contains gorgeous matte neutral shades that are versatile and suit everyone. Again, it’s a perfect palette for travel because you can just pack the one set of eyeshadows and be good to go to create multiple day or evening looks.

5. Bath & Body Works Gift Set

Bath & Body Works has the most amazing scents! I won’t use any other shower gel. There are lots of great gift sets for everyone on your list no matter your price range. My personal favourite scent is Japanese Cherry Blossom. 

6. Sephora Favorites – Beauty Closet

Sephora puts out a lot of different holiday gift sets. If I had to choose one single gift set to purchase, it would be the Beauty Closet gift set. I love that it has a mix of makeup, skin care, hair care & nail polish. It’s the perfect all around gift that any girl would love to find under their tree. And it’s a huge steal of a price for everything that’s included in the kit. 

What beauty gifts would you want to receive for Christmas?


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