Beauty Gifts That They Will Love And Use... And Thank You For Again and Again.
Beauty products can be tricky when it comes to gifting. See, the things XYZ recipient actually needs (and likely actually wants) aren’t really the things you want to be the one to gift (i.e. wrinkle-reducing face cream, blemish treatments, eye cream to treat extreme dark circles…). But, that doesn’t mean you have to gift a generic “feel good” bath bomb or candle or room spray which, while nice to unwrap, don’t always leave the lasting impression that a game-changing beauty product does, ya know?
Here are NEW beauty offerings that I own, love and use regularly- most are slightly under-the-radar which means that your aunt/teenage cousin/mother-in-law isn’t likely to already own it, either.
1- Rodin Olio Lusso Mini Set: The most decadent face oil that nourishes all types of skin and leaves the most gorgeous glow- it can be added in to any skincare routine to elevate it 10000 notches.
2- OUAI Fragrance: Based on how incredible my favorite hair spray smells, I instantly ripped open the package when these arrived and within 4 days, had given all 4 of the incredible scents a test drive. They are each amazing- but this one is destined for signature status
3- GloPRO Microneedling Set: Microneedling will change your skin- and this is the gold standard of the moment for at-home treatment. The vertical exfoliation helps create bouncy, younger-looking skin and an immediate glow.
4- Marc Jacobs Coconut Primer: First off, the clean white packaging will make any minimalist beam from ear to ear. But beyond that, this instantly refreshes the skin while hydrating and extending the life of makeup, every single day.
5- Urban Decay NAKED Cherry Eyeshadow Palette: The NAKED franchise is iconic and perennially coveted- for good reason- it works on literally everyone to create any and every look imaginable. This newest iteration has light ivory tones to glowy rose gold hues all the way to dramatic, deep black cherry pigments.
6- R+Co Travel Hair Care Set: This is one of those brands that I tend to feature often in my Today Show “Better Basics” segments because the innovations on everyday essentials are smart & effective. This gift set is VERY well priced, tucked into a very cool travel pouch and has 4 of my personal favorites in easy-to-pack sizes.
7- MARVIS Toothpaste Mini Set: The epitome of the thing nobody buys for themselves, but once they have it, a life-long love affair is born. Giving someone oral care products is sensible- I mean, everyone uses toothpaste, right?- but this under $30 set with all 7 MARVIS flavors is- dare I say it?- downright sexy.
8- NuFace Rose Gold Mini Express Toning Collection: If you follow me on Instagram, you have seen me demo- and profess my love for- my NuFace- this limited-edition rose gold mini (the spheres are dipped in 18K rose gold!) is the most photogenic way to get more, well, photogenic. It has all the components one needs for a 5 minute facial-lift targeting her neck, jawline, cheeks, brows and forehead.
9- Unicorn Try Me Single Serving Conditioning Color Masks: Full disclosure- I have NOT tried this product personally. BUT- if you want to be the “cool aunt” or make your edgy millennial babysitter REALLY happy, this is $16 well spent. The single packettes have just enough dye for one strand test, so your sister-in-law won’t call and curse you out for encouraging her kid to go all-in with pastel pink locks.
10- Laura Geller Illuminating Body Mist: Everyone has body lotions, but they should have THIS.9- Unicorn Try Me Single Serving Conditioning Color Masks: Full disclosure- I have NOT tried this product personally. BUT- if you want to be the “cool aunt” or make your edgy millennial babysitter REALLY happy, this is $16 well spent. The single packettes have just enough dye for one strand test, so your sister-in-law won’t call and curse you out for encouraging her kid to go all-in with pastel pink locks.
10- Laura Geller Illuminating Body Mist: Everyone has body lotions, but they should have THIS. It makes skin feel silky smooth and leaves an instant glimmer and has the most delicious vanilla scent that is subtle enough to just add a bit of warmth of any fragrance it happens to layer underneath.
11- SHIFFA FaSha Quartz Tool: This is the thing beauty insiders are obsessing over for daily lifting and toning facial massage- it’s shape helps to release blockages to release aging tension and promote circulation to give skin a rosy glow. It comes with an easy-to-follow guide for use and just feels so damn good.