Holiday Gift Guide: The Beauty Lover




When it comes to holiday (and birthday) gifts, nothing rocks my socks more than a gift card to one of my favorite places, and the happiness level really goes through the roof when it’s beauty-related.  This season I’m so excited to partner with ULTA to round up a few favorite gifts for the beauty lover in your life (and let’s be honest, a treat or two for yourself).  I headed into ULTA recently armed with a gift card and quickly went beauty buck-wild.  When I walked in, I was immediately distracted by a table of gift sets.  Who can resist beauty gift sets packed to the brim with everything you “need”?  Not me, sister, not me.  Probably my biggest score of the day was this ULTA Beauty Box filled with 74 different products – 48 Eye Shadows, 3 Eye Primers, 6 Cream Eye Liners, 2 Dual Ended Eye Liners, 3 Brow Definers, 2 Mini Lip Gloss Shades, 2 Lipsticks, 6 Cheek Powders, 1 Shimmer Powder, 1 Bronzer – all for under $20.  It’s perfect for any makeup lover, from your little cousin who’s just starting to dabble to the full-blown beauty junkie in your office.  The Urban Decay palette is just as versatile, with a full range of colors that’ll please any eye makeup aficionado. 

After the gift set table sucked me in for longer than I care to admit, I cruised around looking for new lipsticks (which I need like a hole in my head, but hey, it’s all about the gifting, right?).  Swipes of 100 colors on my hand later, I came across this little duo from BareMinerals.  It’s the perfect little pink and berry combo, and the price is perfect for giving.  In Southern California, a good bronzer or highlighter is pretty much a safe bet for anyone, and I love these two versions above.  If makeup isn’t really your thing (or, ahem, the people on your list), then perfume is always a welcomed little treat.  If you know someone’s preferred scent, then a bottle of their favorite is the clear way to go, but if you’re unsure, I love the idea of surprising them with something new in the form of a rollerball or purse spray.  It’s a small investment that could lead to them finding a new favorite.  Oh, and bonus, if you spend over $40 on any frangrance, you’ll take home the coziest, yummiest robe for free.  (To give or keep, up to you.)  I left feeling like the happiest kid running out of the biggest candy store.  If you’re still feeling stuck for ideas, check out ULTA’s holiday gift guide for the perfect gift for everyone on your list. 


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ULTA Beauty is not just another store for holiday shopping; it’s an exciting wonderland of beauty products that make great gifts, stocking stuffers and personal treats. This year, ULTA is filled with a dazzling variety of holiday treasures that are sure to delight your friends, family, loved ones, and even yourself! 

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by ULTA Beauty via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of ULTA Beauty.

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