Get the most bang for your buck this holiday season by picking up one of these impressive holiday gift collections.
You can’t go wrong with a luxurious skincare set, and the Omorovicza Christmas Introductory Set ($95, www.omorovicza.com) features five of the brand’s bestselling products that were handpicked for their cleansing, hydrating, energizing and anti-ageing properties. The Hungarian skincare brand collaborates with a Hungarian Nobel Prize-winning laboratory of dermatology, and is known for its discovery of Vitamin C. The Christmas Introductory Set includes the Queen of Hungary Mist, Thermal Cleansing Balm, Cleansing Foam, Balancing Moisturizer and Ultramoor Mud Mask.
If getting ready for a night out is half the fun of going out, try the incredibly affordable Hard Candy Look Pro! Tin Palette in Sassy Eyes from Walmart ($8, 1890 Old Country Road, Riverhead, www.hardcandy.com). Along with professionally coordinated eye shadows, the palette features Hard Candy’s bestselling Eyes the Limit Long Wear Eye Shadow Primer, a mini Take Me Out Liner in Soy and a dual ended eye shadow applicator that comes in a reusable collectible tin. And, if she could use a little guidance, it also comes with a useful instructional card that covers a trio of looks – from start to finish.
Is she open to an at home skincare tutorial? Try the Patyka Radiant Cleansing Ritual ($215, patyka.com), a three-step at home cleansing ritual that was inspired by the layering method. Its easy cleanse, purify and tone routine addresses aging and results in extraordinarily smooth skin. The set contains Patyka’s Remarquable Cleansing Oil, Delicate Cleansing Foam and hydrating Smoothing Revitalising Toner.
Purchasing for a loved one that has a winter getaway planned? The Keratin Complex The Hope Travel Valet ($17, www.keratincomplex.com) includes the bestselling Keratin Color Care Shampoo & Conditioner in travel-friendly, 3-ounce sizes. Whether she’s sunning herself by the beach or speeding down the slopes, the duo, which is perfect for any hair type, will ensure that her locks stay soft and smooth, and a portion of all proceeds will be donated to the fight against breast cancer.
‘Tis the season for a bold lip, so make sure her pout is on point with the Le Métier de Beauté Lip Service Holiday Collection 2016 ($99, www.neimanmarcus.com). The Moisture Matte Lip Crèmes contain hydrating Vitamin E – so not only will she have four beautiful shades (Tabou, Ricochet, First Look, and Affinity) to choose from, but she won’t have to worry about chapped lips.
Have a girlfriend that’s always up on the latest trends? She’ll love the Full Moon Dust Collection from Moon Juice ($175, www.moonjuiceshop.com), one of the nation’s fastest-growing wellness brands offering high-powered natural remedies and beauty foods. The set contains transformative formulas that are alchemized with the most potent organic and wild-crafted herbs, adaptogenic plants, and bioactive minerals to enhance your beauty, brain, body, sexual energy, sleep and spirit.
Another option for beauty buffs is the Vapour Holiday Soiree Collection ($90, www.vapourbeauty.com). The set comes with the Soirée Eye Palette, which features a trio of shadows, Siren Lipstick in Naïve (a cool nude), Mesmerize Eyeliner in Ink (black) or Truffle (brown) and a Vapour Organic Beauty Makeup Bag.
Another travel sized option is the Rahua Jet Setter Kit Hair + Body ($40, rahua.com). Featuring 100 percent plant derived products, this set cleanses, moisturizes and nourishes with its 2 oz. Rahua Shampoo, Rahua Conditioner, Rahua Body Shower Gel and Rahua Body Lotion, and will making packing for her lavish vacation a breeze.
When you go for a mani, does she stick with the same classic nude shade? Pick up the Tenoverten The Perfect Neutrals Gift Box ($90, www.tenoverten.com). The gift box comes with everything you need to recreate the nail salon experience at home – a base coat and top coat, non-acetone polish remover + finishing hand cleanser cloths, and 001 Jane (Sheer Pink Neutral), 037 Watts (Pinkish Mauve), and 036 Baxter (Vanilla Creme).
Has she switched her hair color enough where you honestly can’t remember what shade it is at the moment? Then the Carol’s Daughter Monoi Invincible Holiday Value Set ($64, www.carolsdaughter.com) is a must. Along with helping strands become stronger and longer, it will also help revive over-processed, overheated or over-stressed locks with its Monoi Repairing Sulfate-Free Shampoo, Monoi Repairing Conditioner, Monoi Repairing Hair Mask and Monoi Hair Mask, Leave-In Conditioner.
If you’re looking for a stocking stuffer that’s an absolute steal, look to the So Fresh So Clean Groovy Green Tea Wash-Off Mask ($4.99, sofreshsoclean.com). While the bright green color of the mud based mask might be alarming, after just 15 minutes they’ll have skin that is brighter, moisturized, less oily, conditioned, and soothed thanks to a combination of green tea, witch hazel, cucumber, chamomile, tea tree, salicylic acid, aloe vera, Vitamin E and Vitamin C.
Does committing to a signature scent make her cringe? The Clean Reserve Six Piece Travel Spray Collection ($45, www.sephora.com) will give her enough options that she can wear a new scent nearly every day of the week, but if she layers them, the possibilities are endless. The collection includes Terra Woods, Velvet Flora, Blonde Rose, Sueded Oud, Warm Cotton, and Rain.
Själ skincare is created using more than 200 rare ingredients, including energy-infused precious minerals and gemstones like gold, silver, pearl, germanium, and rose quartz that enhance elasticity, restoration, and brightness. It’s Rose Aura Cleansing Set ($150, sjalskincare.com), which contains a full size Balans (deep pore cleanser), Mineral Källa (energy tonic), Cela Intuitif (light cellular renewal crème), one tumbled rose quartz stone, and konjac sponge, will leave her with a glowing, brighter complexion – just in time for any New Year celebration.
Living Proof, the hair care brand that Jennifer Aniston is a co-owner of – so you know it’s got to be good – has released a seasonal Spread Cheer & Perfect Hair Kit ($25, www.ulta.com) that comes with everything you need to assure that every day will be a good hair day. In addition to the brand’s beloved Perfect Hair Day Shampoo and Perfect Hair Day Conditioner, the kit comes with it’s impressive Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo.