It seems we’re nearing the madness-induced period of December when shoppers willingly wait in never ending lines and wear themselves thin trying to find the perfect gift for everyone.
They’ll brave fights for parking spots in jam packed parking lots (I’m talking to you Los Angelenos), and that’s not to mention decorating, wrapping gifts, sending Christmas or other holiday cards, and attending holiday themed events all while holding down a job.
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For some, the holidays signify the added pressure of hosting elaborate dinners and special gatherings. That means slaving over a stove and baking a menagerie of treats for a hungry and demanding load of customers who don’t pay, their own families. Though supposedly the holidays stand for merriment, warmth, and rejoicing, they can be downright stressful.
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This is not such a high price to pay when you see the smiles on your family member’s faces however, especially the little crew. Some in contrast, keep it low key and the holidays might be a quiet dinner between two. I kind of envy these types.
Perhaps the hardest part is indeed finding those perfect gifts for those particular people in your life who have everything, are hard to read, or maybe are themselves particular. I will be doing separate gift guides for spouses/S.O.s and pretty much every person in your life if my schedule allows. You may have already read my foolproof gift guide for your coworkers. Hope you enjoy this one and it helps you get through your gift list. I personally researched each product and/or brand to make sure it was highly requested, highly rated, and have used many of these myself.
Here are my suggestions for every makkeup/beauty junkie in your life:
Mia 1 Skin Cleansing System by Clarisonic. $129.
Hands down, the Mia Clarisonic system is widely approved as the best skin cleansing system. Beauty guru Tati aka Glam Life Guru swears by it. It seems to be effective indeed as bet skin is constantly glowing from within. Any makeup/beauty lover and his or her pores will thank you.
That Bling Set 7 Piece Limited Edition Brush Set by Morphe $99
Bling on the makeup junkies! Any one of them will obsess over this gorgeous brush set by Morphe. Well respected and touted by the beauty community, especially for their brushes and eyeshadows, it’s no secret why. Morphe makes incredible products at insanely great prices. If you don’t feel like dropping a Benjamin on this makeup fiend, consider these options below.
treasure box collector’s set.
Tarte’s limited edition
This set is a luxury quality version of the makeup set of every little girl’s dreams. I remember getting “kid’s” makeup sets for Christmas that smelled like fruity candy and plastic and I loved it. I would love this even more. With a palette full of pigmented intensely creamy shadows, effective blushes and bronzers to sculpt out the cheeks, a limited edition lipstick, and the other goodies in the set you can literally create an infinite array of looks all year round.
This incredible palette offers limitless possibilities when it comes to makeup looks. Anyone eyeshadow obsessed will happily get a lot of use out of this palette.
Any makeup lover knows Fenty came out with an amazing beauty line and has eyed this palette up and down. Everyone has enough mattes in their collection so these fourteen shimmery metallic shades are the perfect complement. It’s perfect for creating out of our galaxy holiday looks.
These Too Faced favorites are tried and true by makeup lovers everywhere. Any Too Faced fan, avid beauty guru, beginner, or someone wanting to get into higher end beauty would welcome this set into their collection.
Colourpops’s All I See is Magic Pressed Shadow Palette. $20.
There aren’t enough good things to say about Colourpop IMO. They are affordable, cruelty free, their products are unique and amazing, pigmentation and blendability is insane…I could go on.
Wet n Wild’s Limited Edition Beauty Blockbuster Set. $9.99
Wet n Wild’s MegaGlo Highlighting Palette. $14.99.
If your makeup loving friend does not own either of the above products, believe me, you are about to make him or her very happy. Everything in the blockbuster set and the highlighting products set has rave reviews for good reason. Killer price and amazing performance is basically unbeatable IMO. Wet n Wild kills the drugstore beauty game.
I hope this list helps a little to cross some names off your list!
Though it goes without saying that love makeup and fashion I think it’s important to remind myself about why we even celebrate Christmas. If you celebrate Hannukah, Kwanzaa, or even if you don’t really believe in anything, we can all agree that we all need a little love and loving your neighbor as yourself never hurt anyone.
For Christians, the birth of Jesus is supposed to be celebrated, but we often clutch material ideals so closely and hold societal norms in such high regard that this becomes blurred over the years.
It’s easy to forget. I think doing a good deed or two this holiday season might be just what I need.
Thanks for reading, love you all!