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2018 Beauty Gift Guide!

The beauty industry has been booming as we head into 2019. There have been so many trends and product launches it can be hard to keep-up, even for the beauty enthusiast like myself. To help navigate the craziness that is the cosmetics and skincare industry, I’ve put together a gift guide of the Top Shelf beauty buys for this Holiday Season!

1. The SLIPSILK™ PILLOWCASE is an absolute must for every girl looking not only for a good night’s rest but also helps retain your skin’s hydration. As an added bonus it will prevent your face and hair products from rubbing off over the course of the night! Price: $50; available in a variety of colors and patterns.


2. The GLOW RECIPE Limited Edition Watermelon Jelly Tote Set is the perfect skincare trio for any skin type! Combining their Watermelon Pink Juice Moisturizer, Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask, and Watermelon Glow Jelly Sheet Mask, this set is sure to satisfy any beauty lover! It’s retail value makes it the perfect buy at only $40 and it's currently on sale at Sephora for just $35! Join their cult following and add this to your shopping cart today!


3. Line up for this liner! This is hands down one of my favorite eye liners. It’s great for the makeup novice looking to tap into the world of the cat eye or the beauty expert looking to try something new. Available in a variety of shades, the Kat Von D Ink Liner is a perfect stocking stuffer or gift along with a cute eye palette to get them started! Price: $20.


4. This eye shadow palette is fit for a queen! With a variety of colors, this palette is made for the girl needing options…which is basically every girl! This collab between Morphe and Jaclyn Hill is sure to put a smile on any girls' face! With 35 quality shadows to choose from and priced to perfection at $38, be sure to hit “add to cart” on this one! Delivery in time for Christmas is available!


5. I’m so in love with my Trinity Facial Toning Device by NUFACE®! This is a gift that’s more for skincare enthusiasts, although I think we can all get behind improving the overall appearance of our neck and face. This home device tops our list as the priciest but is worth every penny! The kit is currently on sale at Nordstrom for $276.25 and comes with the Trinity Device, Trinity Facial Toning, Hydrating Leave-On Gel Primer, Charging Cradle, Power Adapter and a 1-year warranty!


6. Who hates drying their hair? Okay, you can all put your hands down now. All females need the Aquis Rapid Dry Hair Turban! Once you own this product, you won't have to deal with damp towels that cause frizz and damage to our hair! The hair turban is one size fits all and cuts drying time by 50%. Thirty dollars is all it takes to be on your way to quick & easy hands-free drying.


7. She’ll be eyeing this present under the tree! The Anastasia Brow Kit has everything a brow wiz will need! This kit includes the Anastasia patented Stencils, Brow Powder Duo, Brush 7B, Precision Tweezers and Clear Brow Gel! Priced at $65, this is the gift that will keep on giving by allowing her to create the perfect brow each and every day!


8. Tis the season to be glowing! This product is all about simplifying skincare in order to help teens and adults get the fresh face they desire! The QYKSonic ZOE is one of a kind. It’s a 3-in-1 anti-aging Sonic Beauty Device that is used to cleanse, massage, and apply skincare products! This brand has developed a cult following that raves about being a #zoesquad member. ZOE is available in a number of fun colors and is currently on sale for the holidays. This means you can combine up to 4+ ZOE for 60%OFF, which is a deal and device you can’t beat! It's normally priced at $199, but you can buy one ZOE today for only $99.50!


9. Sephora is known for their infamous Favorites Holiday Gift Sets. One set that I’m currently loving is their Glow For It gift set. Every girl is trying to achieve the ultimate glow these days--why not help them out with that? With plenty of options and many that work well together, this set is sure to fit in most gift exchange budgets with an under $30 price point! By purchasing this gift set you are tapping into some of the most illuminating products by brands such: Artist Couture, Benefit Cosmetics, Cover FX, Fenty Beauty and MILK makeup!


10. Lip lovers rejoice! This is the ultimate gift for anyone wanting a little extra TLC for the perfect pout! One of my favorite brands, Mizzi Cosmetics, offers their coveted LipLuxe Lip Treatment. This package includes their Whipped Lip Scrub and Lip Balm of your choice! This brand is loved by celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Kate Hudson. Mizzi's products are also tested and adored by those in the beauty and aesthetics industries! Whether used a simple lip balm or date night gloss, their versatile balms are perfect to give your lips the love and hydration they need! Priced at just $34.50, this gift is easy to add to your cart a few times!


11. This following product is for the girl who always wants to stay nice and tan, but also wants to avoid sun exposure. Tan Towel® offers a simple application for a long-lasting tan. With both body and anti-aging face towelettes, this brand is a great stocking stuffer or gift under the tree! You can afford both at only $30 each.


12. Jade Rollers and Gua Sha have quickly become the latest craze – and for good reason! For ladies of all ages, gifting a set like the Matykos Jade Kit for Face & Body will be the perfect gift. Aimed at fighting wrinkles, reducing puffiness and improving collagen are a plus for any recipient of this gift. This gift set is currently on sale and priced at just $22.96!


13. They call it "beauty from the heart" and that’s exactly the gift you should be wanting to give! One Love Organics has so many amazing products. Their Love + Charcoal Masque is a tried and true favorite that makes a great gift! Perfect for all skin types, this natural and organic masque is the perfect pick me up anyone’s skin is needing this season!


14. If you're not already aware of this brand, then you’re welcome! Herbivore has the most amazing facial oils and they are currently offering the perfect gift set to introduce your beauty lover to. The Mini Facial Oil Trio allows both beauty novices and experts to mix and match all three to refine the results they want for their skin! This particular set includes their Lapis Facial Oil, Phoenix Facial Oil, and Orchid Facial Oil. It's Currently on sale for the holidays at just $29. I would snatch this one up today!


15. With over 1k reviews, this Fenty Beauty Match Stix Trio offers a long-wear Concealer, Contour and Shimmer Skinstick! Ensuring an easy application onto the skin, these Skinsticks offer a natural coverage with efficiency in their all-in-one set! You should pair this with the Beautyblender, to properly blend and smooth the application. This spectacular duo will make for the perfect gift and can be bought for under $75 combined!


16. Last but not least is seen as a splurge by some; but a must-have for the skincare believers like myself! The Anfisa Lilou Regenerating Balm should be at the top of the Christmas list this year. Vouched by some of the industry's best, this balm can be applied morning and night and offer your skin the love and attention it never knew was possible! The Lilou is much more than your everyday moisturizer and well worth the $130 price tag. Since a little goes a long way, this one will last you longer than you think!


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Good luck shopping and Merry Christmas!

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