HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
Say happy holidays with some of my favorite holiday collections. I love all of these launches so much that this post could double as my holiday wish list.
Diptyque’s collection of printed holiday candles come in three colors with limited edition scents. My favorites are the pine scented Sapin Doré and Amber Oud, which is infused with oriental spices. They work great as solo presents, but if you’re feeling extra generous pair a mini candle with a Clarins Odyssey Palette for perfection. The Face Compact and Eye Quartet Mineral Palette come in red velvet sleeves and shiny gold cases. The deep gold and brown tones in the eye quartet are perfect for the upcoming cold months.
When it comes to beauty products, I love anything mini. They are great for traveling or testing out a new brand. I am obsessed with the Dr. Jart+ BB Cream Sampler because you get to try four of Dr. Jart+’s Beauty Balms for the price of one. It’s a great gift for someone new to the BB Cream craze, or looking to try something different. The Stila Waterproof Eyeliner Set is another favorite in this category. The pack come in their five best selling shades (they also work great as stocking stuffers).
Everything MAC has put out this season is perfect for gifting. Their collections are beautifully packaged and come in faux-wrapped boxes ready to be gifted. The palettes look like little evening bags. I am especially fond of their Gorgeous Bronze Face Kit, that comes with a bronzer, eyeshadows and lip colors and their Divine Desire Paramour Pink Set, a full face collection in soft and bold pinks. I also have my eye on Mac’s Making Pretty Collection, launching in December. The Silver Dusk powder is great for New Years. The powder comes with a pink puff packed inside an an ultra-femine bow-topped box, making one beautiful present.
When I fly into New York with super stressed skin, I book an Oxygen Facial at Bliss. It’s my go place for a skin pick me up. I own every product in their Oxygen line for those times I have to go it alone, turning my apartment into a makeshift spa. I am a major fan of their Best in Glow gift set because you get everything, the mask, the face wash, the oxygen cream, and lip balm all at once.
Giveaway: See something you like? Tweet @theformulablog with #formulagifting and tell me what you love from the post. Next week one special reader will be selected and gifted that their holiday favorite. Happy holidays! XX
Photos by: Aimee Blaut