If you are anything like me then you are just now getting around to stuffing your stockings! Before you head out for your last minute shopping (or, hey, open your computer) check out my comprehensive 2016 Well Crafted Holiday Gift Guide!
Read on to check out my suggestions for a holiday stocking stuffed with fantastic beauty products.
This post is sponsored. All opinions and experiences are my own. As with all beauty products, read the ingredients to see if they will work for you. I only share about products I have tried and liked.
I love nail polish. I hate buying nail polish. Which makes nail polish one of the best stocking stuffers someone can get me. The SpaRituals collection hits it out of the ballpark this season for me based on the names alone….Come Together, Take a Stand, Unite, and Rising Spirit. SO GOOD. But, even better? The coverage and staying power. Following the provided directions and using the SpaRituals top coat in addition to the color, I was able to wear the color for two weeks which is forever for me. Purchase SpaRituals online through their website, find SpaRituals on Amazon (here for the topcoat*), or use their spa locator to find a local store.
Get mistletoe ready with: Burt’s Pomegranate Lip Balm, Peony Lip Shimmer, Hibiscus Tinted Lip Balm. This package is perfect for a stocking or as a fun addition to your Christmas tree. See who finds it first. Purchase online or at your local Ulta.
evo Live Large Rad Bag
There is just something about a company that makes a great product but then goes the extra step of giving that product awesome names and packaging. Purchasing a shampoo and conditioner can also get you this rad bag. This would be a welcome addition to the holiday tree or stockings. You can purchase these online or visit their website to find local stores that carry evo hair.
From their website: “born from a desire to produce an exclusive salon range (and not sell it as the answer to life, love and other woes), evo steps outside the normal realm of truth-stretching invention in a ‘wake up and smell the coffee’ crusade of twisted honesty – designed to make people think. and so comes the catch phrase – saving ordinary humans from themselves™. inside bottles of evo that are bursting with personality, you’ll find luxurious products that are sulphate, paraben, dea, tea and propylene glycol free; products that give professional results while respecting the environment.”
Kleenex Facial Cleansing Wipes* & Eye Makeup Removers*
These everyday purchases may seem like an odd thing to give as a holiday gift. But, really, they work perfectly in stockings because they allow your favorite person to try something new all wile not spending their own money. If they are already fans of these wipes then you just saved them a trip to the drug store. Seriously, that in itself is a gift! The Kleenex facial products are sold exclusively online. Pick up these wipes on Amazon (links above) or choose your favorite online retailer. Find out more about these products on the Kleenex Facial Cleansing site.
These were fantastic for getting off my stubborn eye makeup without a ton of products. Both of these are sitting up on my countertop now. The Kleenex Facial Cleansing line launched about a year ago and to celebrate they are sharing under the hashtag #WashWhatHappens. Check it out to see the wipes in action.
See more of my beauty picks for 2016…
For an all year round bronzed look, use the build-able Vivid Baked Highlighter by Makeup Revolution. Provides a natural looking color which lasts all day. Product tried and pictured is Radiant Lights: This unique lilac shade was perfect for my fair skin tone! I like to use the highlighter on the tops of my cheek bones, the ridge of my nose, the edges of my eyes and the middle of my forehead to look awake and ready for the day. Find Makeup Revolution at your local Ulta or online.
Four uses in 1 sponge! Precision flat edge for erasing makeup at the edges of the eyes, brows, and nose. Round sides help buff makeup from your cheekbones, forehead, and chin. Flat edge erases makeup under the eyes. Precision tip for a targeted sweep around the corners of eyes. The itty bitty package makes it awesome for a stocking. The four-in-one awesomeness of the tool makes it a fantastic gift. Purchase online or at your local Ulta.
Give the gift of clean and brighter skin! Two of Dermalogica’s best sellers (Daily Microfoliant + Precleanse) come in this great gift set and work together to remove impurities from the skin for a smoother, brighter complexion. While some people may not get why you’re giving facial cleanser… any person who has gone out and bought their own is going to know what a great gift this is. Find Dermalogica at Ulta.
Designed to even skin tone, they give new life to your complexion the Illuminate FlashMasque works in just 5 minutes. This size is perfect for squeezing into a stocking stuffed full of fun beauty products. After you wash and dry your face use this for a cooling and moisturizing finish. Find at your local Ulta or purchase online.
Like gel polish but better, Glossique offers a safe and creative way for women to express themselves through nail art and achieve a picture perfect manicure in under five minutes. Unlike other nail polish and nail wrap brands, Glossique is non-toxic & chemical free, made in America and requires no heat to apply. Find out more about Glossique on their website or by checking them out in action on Instagram @Glossique, hashtag #glossique.
Formulated with the proprietary Ana:Tel™ complex blended with Biotin, Keratin and Zinc to promote the appearance of healthy looking hair growth. As the ultimate lightweight body-boosting leave-in treatment for thicker, fuller looking hair, Viviscal Densifying Elixir improves the appearance of hair all day long. This is a great gift for someone who is really loves treating their hair. (aka… me!) Find it online at Viviscal.com or pick up in your local Ulta.
This signature salon treatment rejuvenates dry, lifeless hair right at home. With a combination of oils and extracts, the WEN ReMoist Hydrating Mask leaves hair silky, soft, and replenished after every use. Simply apply the Re-Moist Hydrating Mask liberally to clean, wet hair, comb through, clip hair up, and leave-on for 30-45 minutes. This mask is great for someone wanting to treat dry or over processed hair. When I tested this my hair looked AMAZING the next day without any work. It was a Christmas miracle.
Available in: Sweet Almond Mint, Tea Tree, Fig, Cucumber Aloe, Lavender, Pomegranate, Bamboo Green Tea, and Mandarin Italian Fig
Find online at the Chaz Dean store .
Inspired by the urban street art shades, edgy brights take on the city! From fierce purples to acid rain blue, this Ulta Beauty exclusive palette is sure to stun. I had so much fun including this palette with my eyelash bar at my birthday party. I’ve found that using the brighter colors to line my eyes makes for a fun alternative look for an evening out. Find at Ulta.com. (Check out the Dare to Graffiti Holiday kit that comes with eyeliner too!)
GLOV on-the-go makeup remover is thin and reusable for up to three months. This makes for a great travel accessory. Find at your local Ulta or online. Find at Ulta.com.