This is my favorite time of the year.  The beauty world always takes the holidays to a new level of glitter, and glam and even for a beauty fanatic like me it can get quite overwhelming.  There are so many choices; from special release eyeshadow shades to seasonally sparkly lip colors, from cute munchkin minis for travel to jumbo deluxe gift sets for you to load up on.  The choices and options are limitless, but don’t worry, I gotcha covered.  While I don’t think there is a beauty gift you can go wrong with,  I’ve combed all the choices and listed a few that stand above the rest.

All About Eyes

Magic Star Collector’s Set by Tarte – perfect for the friend always wanting to try something new.  From dreamy to dramatic you can achieve every look your heart desires.

Eye For Elegance Liquid Eye Shadow Set by Stila – if you have someone that loves glitter or adding some shine to their look, then this set is perfect is the perfect solution.  It is adulting glitter at it’s best.

Instant Eye Palette by Charlotte Tilbury – this palette is the perfect combination of golds, plums and bronzes in a gorgeous gold palette.  A perfect gift for your corporate friend.  She can start with an day-time shade and then just add to her look for that night event.

Soleil Eye & Cheek Palette by Tom Ford – the most gorgeous colors of the season packed into and sleek clutch compact.  This one is sure to win your besties heart.

 

Luscious Lips

Nude Mood Rouge Coco Gloss Moisturizing Glossimer Trio by Chanel – this is hands down my favorite gloss and these colors really are stunning.  This is sure to dazzle at your holiday office party or at a neighborhood gathering.  Paired with this cute Chanel cutch it is a must have for every fashionista.

Sugar Lip Blooming Beauties by Fresh – with none other than the most natural ingredients this luscious lip balm will be a treat for your lips every time you apply.  It contains sugar, soy, milk and rice – leaving no room for anything but yum for your lips.

 

Give Me Some Nude Lip by Sephora – get all the top selling nude lip products all packed together.  I love this idea and for the friend that loves to get those surprise boxes in the mail this will be sure to bring an excited smile to their face.

Oh yes, these will be gifted from me to you, fear not! Your purchase of Bitchstix products, including these chapsticks, help support survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault. STOREY HOME on East Blvd. Tell Shelby and the girls hey for us.

 

Magical Masks, Potions and Treatments

My Skin-Licious Secret Pantry Mask Set by Too Cool for School – A set of 5 assorted single masks for intensive hydration, firming, brightening, and pore-tightening treatments.  Perfect for your friend that is always on the go and needs an at home spa day.

 

Bamboo Cleansing Bar Soap by Herbivore Botanicals – I am obsessed with my charcoal soap.  This is a creative, fun gift that works terrific in just about every stocking.  It detoxifies and deeply cleanses the skin leaving it balanced and pure.

The perfect stocking stuffer. Quit Your Bitchin’ Muscle Rub at Storey Home.

 

KK Bloom sells this Coco Rose Luxe Hydration Trio instore and online for $39 BUY HERE

 

Beauty from the Sea, this Vitamin of The Sea Face Mask is $26.00 at Magnolia Emporium.

 

Feeling dehydrated, try Herbivore Botanicals Rose Hibiscus Face Mist $18 – $36 and Herbivore Botanicals Pink Clay Mask $25 at The Pink Hanger

 

Salts, Suds & Scrubs

Indulge with Spa Thyme Frosted Cranberry Sugar Scrubs $12, Dirty Bird Soaps $5 andSpa Thyme Lip Scrub $7 from 32 Flavors Boutique

Create a spa experience with AO Handmade Lavender Eye Pillow $12.95, Dirty Bird Soap Bath Bombs $4, Spa Thyme Champagne Bubble Bath $16, Spa Thyme Thai Coconut Milk Bath $12 and Spa Thyme Himalayan Rose Bath Salts $12 from 32 Flavors Boutique

 

Pick your favorite or give them all. Plum Island Soap Co Gift Sets are $38.00 at Magnolia Emporium

Also at Magnolia Emporium, these Grapefruit + Peach Tea Bath Salts by Z & Co. $30.00

 

End your day with Herbivore Botanicals Calm Bath Salts $21 from The Pink Hanger

Decompress and detox with Herbivore Botanicals Detox Bath Salts $21 from The Pink Hanger

Refresh your body with Herbivore Botanicals Coconut Bath Soak $32 from The Pink Hanger

 

Pretty Polished

All the Jewels Collection by Butter London – all the most coveted nail colors and treatments all packaged in one deluxe set, including my next favorite matte finish top coat.

More “jewels” for the holidays with this Drusy trio Nail Polish Gift Set by Kendra Scott, $45 at KK Bloom  BUY HERE

 

Hair Essentials

Amazing Grace Dry Shampoo by Philosophy – for your mom-friend with the newborn babe.  This dry potion not only smells divine but gives your hair lift and style for those busy days where you just do not have time for a shower.

Beauty Sleep Pink Collection by Slip – If you are still waking up with bed-head or know someone that is suffering from it, this is the perfect gift for them.  I was highly recommended this by my hairstylist, this pure silk pillow cover is an eight hour beauty treatment you simply must give a try.  If you’re like me, you’re up for anything to get an extra day in before you have to wash that hair.

Looking for a quick pick up at a local shop? Bedside Manor has these Silk Sleep Masks for just $30 in store – So soft, this adjustable silk eye mask blocks out the light to protect eyes and help you sleep. Made of silk with adjustable velvet, elastic strap.

 

Must Have Scents

Christmas Cologne Collection by Jo Malone London – the gift that has endless possibilities.  Wear the scents alone or layer them to create a fragrance personal to you.  Hosting a dinner party this holiday season?  Place one of these at everyone’s place setting and you’ll be the talk of the neighborhood.

 

F. Fabulous Eau De Parfum by Tom Ford – umm, because everyone  needs a perfume that tells that you are fucking fabulous on a daily basis.  Oh, and just in case you are wondering, the scent is actually quite, I’ll just say fabulous.  This is a sensuous combination of leather, vanilla and iris flower.

 

 

Tools & Totes

A girl can never have too many brushes ~ these cuties are from KK Bloom, Marble Eye Kit You Not Brush Set – Skinnydip London, $45 BUY HERE

Unique printed, Plastic Lined Cosmetic Bags $18-$35 from 32 Flavors Boutique

 

Scents for your Home

Holiday Classic Candle by Nest Fragrances – not a holiday goes by that one of these isn’t burning in my house.  The combination of pomegranate, orange, pine, and cinnamon brings the smell of the holidays alive.  You can’t have a true holiday home without the right aroma and this one is fantastic. If spicy is not your thing, you can go with the Sugar Cookie scent! Find them in several Charlotte stores here or online (click the photo to link).

Cosmic Seasonal Trio Candle by Diptyque – journey to the stars with this candle trio by this Paris luxury perfumer.  Think of this gift for a friend who always wanted to go to Paris but sadly has never been.

Storey Home on East Blvd has these Room sprays $37.00 and pretty Linen sachets (set of 4) $40.00

And Magnolia Emporium stocks this pretty pick, by Z & Co – Isla Soy Candle  (Photo by Carey J King) $26.00

 

A final idea ~ One for You, One for Me

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