Hey. Hi. Hello!
Yes, that’s right. I survived. But just barely. People say retail is dying but Black Friday will always remain the worst day of the year. I would honestly just like to shake every customer who complains and tell them they can get the exact same deal, if not a better one, online. If only people realized.
Anyway, I want to continue on from my last post and give ya’ll some holiday gift ideas, as that szn is now upon us! There are obviously so many different directions you can go with makeup gifts, from palettes to samples, but today we’re focusing on gift sets.
I think gift sets are great, because you’re really getting an incredible bang for your buck, especially when all the holiday sales start rolling out big time. It’s my favorite way to try new products from a brand I love, or start to experiement with new brands. Or, they’re amazing to purchase and divide up among friends for some super cute gift bags. Plus, the packaging on them is always adorable, and I’m a sucker for some good packaging. Now, sit back, and get your scrolling fingers ready to see what I think are worthy of your coin.
Bite Beauty Astrology Mini Amuse Bouche Lipstick Set
Horoscopes really had a moment this year, and the beauty world really jumped on that train. Bite Beauty released 12 exclusive shades of their best selling Amuse Bouche formulation with each of the 12 zodiac signs. While I tried my hardest, and failed, to get my hands on Taurus, they’ve brought back the limited edition shades for an adorable set of their minis!
Space NK Advent Calendar
While Advent Calendars are typically filled with something you can snack on, this one is full of beauty goodies! AND BONUS, MOST IF NOT ALL OF THEM ARE FULL SIZED! And wait, IT GETS BETTER, THIS SET IS ONLY $250! That sounds like a lot, but when you hear that it’s valued at $650, it makes it all a little better.
Space NK Advent Calendar ($250)
Real Techniques You Glow Girl Kit
Real Techniques brushes are the shit. This kit is a great kit for a makeup artist looking to build her brush kit, a budding makeup wearer, or anyone who’s looking to spice up their beauty counter with some fancy ass brushes. This set is chalk full of all the essentials you need to beat that face.
Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Universe
We love Charlotte Tilbury. We haven’t actually TRIED any of her products, but we’ve heard great reviews and am looking forward to getting my hands on some eventually. And ya know what, this would be a great way to do that!!!!! This mini advent calendar features all the best for holiday skin, from skin care to makeup products. And hello, the packaing? To die for.
Biossance Love Your Face
If I wasn’t already dedicated to the Dermalogica game, Biossance would be my ride or die skincare. This brand is about as clean as you can get for skincare, and I recommend it to all my friends because they’re priced super well too! But, if you’re not quite ready to invest in some full size products, this kit is a great way to get your skin care on and test the waters!
Biossance Love Your Face ($42)
Deborah Lippmann Party Animal Nail Set
Nail sets are my favorite things to buy around the holidays to pop into gift bags for my friends. And, the Deborah Lippmann polishes are my favorites out there, because they’re beautiful and last as long as gel polish does, without damaging your nails!!!!! This set includes 9 mini sizes, which still last hella long so don’t knock it till you try it.
Commodity The Portfolio Set
Who doesn’t love smelling good?! Sure, we could invest in a larger fragrance, or we could get travel sizes of a bajillion and mix it up. These scents are also incredible for layering, and there’s really no bad combination so you can really get unique and creative here!
Sunday Riley Let It Glow Gift Set
Another skincare set because I don’t know about you but the winter really does a number on my skin. Sunday Riley is a more upscale bougie brand, so if you’ve been wanting to try some of their best sellers, this set would be absolutely perfect.
Briogeo Hair-o-Scopes Brightest Stars Gift Set
Again, horoscopes really had a moment this year, and just like Bite Beauty, Briogeo got in on the fun. This set includes four products that are perfect for helping to repair dry or damaged hair, which is rampant during the winter. Give your hair, or your friends hair, some love and pick this baby up.
Tarte Pineapple of My Eye Collector’s Set
Last but not least we have what is probably the cutest set ever created by my all time favorite makeup brand. Tarte’s collections over the last few years have really been hitting the mark with the themes, and this is no different. Apart from the palette you get a mascara, lipstick, and eyeliner. YOU CAN CREATE A FULL ASS FACE WITH THIS KIT. And, the savings are incredible, so why wouldn’t you pick it up?!
That’s all I’ve got for ya’ll today. When I said I barely survived Black Friday, I mean it. My brain has stayed at a solid like 30% functioning since then, and I gotta go sleep for hopefully the next 48 hours.
Until Next Time!