Dec 18 2015
Bella’s Buzz – Holiday Gift Guide for the Beauty Lover
We can picture it now, Christmas being tomorrow and you frantically running from store to store trying to find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list with that deer-in-the-headlights expression. If you waited until the last minute to shop (who doesn’t), we have a few awesome gift ideas for every person on your list.
This gift guide is for the gals who just can’t get enough beauty and are always on the hunt for the next “Holy Grail” product. So sit back, relax and be prepared to knock that Christmas list out of the park with a couple clicks of the mouse. Who knows, you may even find some last minute gifts for yourself.
For The Girl Who Wants Baby Soft Skin
(Image via DHC)
Any beauty girl knows that in order for her makeup to be flawless, she needs to start with a strong foundation. This all-star DHC Best Selling Beauty Essentials Set provides your beauty bestie with everything she needs to nourish her skin. The gift set includes DHC’s Deep Cleansing Oil, Complexion-Perfecting Velvet Skin Coat Makeup Primer, Concentrated Eye Cream and Skin-Quenching Extra Nighttime Moisture. The Essentials Set is the building blocks for the traditional 10-step Japanese skincare routine millions of women swear by to keep their skin fresh and youthful.
*Pro Tip: Oil is not the enemy! Water and oil based cleansers are extremely important for keeping your skin moisturized while getting rid of dirt.
For the Girl Who Loves to Be Dramatic
(Image via Kryolan)
If your gal pal loves experimenting and trolling “behind the scenes” shots from fashion shows and movie sets, Kryolan is the company for her. Kryolan has been the make-up brand of choice in the film industry for 66 years and is one of the world’s first professional make-up lines. Its staying power in the industry is almost as unbelievable as the color selection. Check out the full line that includes palettes, airbrushing and fun (yet spookily realistic) special effects makeup.
*Pro Tip: The makeup artist at this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show used this blush on all of the angels.
For the Girl Who Loves to Try Before She Buys
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If you have someone on your list that wants to change her look, but is scared to take the plunge, her smartphone may be her new best friend. Perfect365 is an awesome app that lets her try thousands of different makeup looks by uploading a picture, or using the real time video feature. She’ll also get tips for applying makeup and can upload her new selfies to social media to get the people’s opinion in a snap. You can get her the full version for her PC or Mac here.
*Pro Tip: Hook your girl up with an iTunes gift card so she can unlock secret purchases and really get the most out of the app.
For the Organic Girl
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If your beauty girl prefers her products on the natural side, but doesn’t want to settle for poor performance, don’t make her choose. Shea Terra Organics products are just as beneficial for the environment as they are for your skin. Our personal favorite is the African Shea Butter Collection. This set allows you to try out all three-body creams before committing to a full size jar. Shea Terra has something for everyone, with products that cleanse and revitalize everything from your hair to your feet. They also have products that are specifically for babies!
*Pro Tip: Shea Terra’s Authentic African Black Soap comes straight from Africa and performs miracles on your skin! The girls in our office will not stop raving about it.
For the Girl Who’s Looking for Her Signature Scent
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Choosing a signature scent is stressful, especially with people’s body chemistry being different, which actually affects how a perfume reacts to their skin. Take the guesswork out of giving the perfect perfume and give the Sephora Favorites Liquid Luxuries Perfume Sampler. This way, your Secret Santa can try out 15 designer scents to really get a feel for what they like and works best for them. In addition to the extensive gift set, you also get a scent voucher that the recipient can trade in for a full size bottle once they have found “the one.”
*Pro Tip: They also have a gift set that is perfect for men!
For The Girl Who Loves The Spa Experience
(Image via Pevonia)
What’s better than pampering someone with spa quality beauty products? When those products come in a cute holiday gift set and can be used in the comfort of your home. This gift set allows you to try multiple products before committing on the full size version. For flawless skin, this Pevonia Holiday SOS (Save Our Skin) Collection is one of our faves. It comes with multiple products, including a full size YouthRenew Tinted Cream with SPF and the perfect travel size cosmetic bag.
*Pro Tip: Purchase any gift collection and get a free gift!
For the Girl Who Wants to Turn Back Time
(Image Via Refined Aesthetics)
For the girl on your list who doesn’t want to leave her looks up to Mother Nature, there’s Dr. Ahoubim at Refined Aesthetics. The doctor’s recently launched VIP concierge service, Refined Aesthetics, brings house calls back in vogue again. When you book an appointment with Dr. Ahoubim, you choose the time and the location whether it be right to your home, office or private party. In addition to providing non-surgical cosmetic procedures like Botox, Kybella and lip fillers, Refined Aesthetics also offers quick IV infusions to cure sickness and hangovers. Now if that isn’t the royal treatment, we don’t know what is. Learn more about his services here.
*Pro Tip: Botox parties are making a big comeback. Get your girlfriends together for a fun night and host your own party!
Be prepared to wow your beauty bestie with these must have gifts. Have other people on your list to shop for? Check out our gift guide for the hair obsessed to get more ideas. What are your go to beauty products that you would want Santa to leave under the tree?