The Winter Edit: A Beauty-Lover’s Gift Guide

This season’s beauty round up also doubles as a Gift Guide for the beauty lover in your life. I wanted to introduce you to new brands and products that have been making waves in the beauty space and obviously, some of my personal favorites. I hope this round up inspires your holiday shopping and makes the next couple weeks a little easier!

Codex Beauty BIA Discovery Set


Codex Beauty’s new BIA Collection was created and curated with a team of experts from the worlds of biotechnology, horitculture, herbal science, cosmetic chemistry and dermatology to form a complete skincare line with skin rejuvenating benefits and just in time for the holidays comes the BIA Discovery Set. The set includes Exfoliating Wash, Eye Gel Cream, Day Cream, Skin Superfood and Organic Cotton Travel Bag. 


Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour x Olimpia Zagnoli Limited Edition


The limited edition launch of the fan-favorite Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream features new fun, modern packaging designed by acclaimed artist Olimpia Zagnoli. The all-in-one beauty choice softens hands and heels while healing chapped, dry skin, conditions cuticles and leaves a glossy flow to cheeks, lids and face!


Arcona Cranberry Mist


Cranberry isn’t just for Thanksgiving dinner! Rich in vitamin C, the Cranberry Mist features Cranberry Extract to help moisturize, revitalize and hydrate the skin while brightening complexion and providing further protection from free radicals meaning that fresh, glowing skin is just a few sprays away! 


Moon Juice SuperYou


Winding down the year (and this time, decade) can be stressful. If you or someone in your life has an anxious mind that’s already starting to ramp up at the thoughts of the new year coming, then Moon Juice SuperYou has got you covered. I’ve addressed how to deal with stress and What to Eat When Stressed but another way to deal with stress and anxiety is with herbal supplements. SuperYou contains shatavari, ashwagandha, amla and rhodiola to not only aid in stress relief but helps give a natural boost to energy levels, mood and focus.


Ascention Beauty Ascention Ritual Bundle

ascention beauty ascention ritual kit

The Ritual Bundle “combines the power of scent with the power of intent to keep you feeling good” and who wouldn’t want to take the new year as a time to set their intentions and mantras to manifest their best life? The kit includes the Spiritual Fragrance Flight, mantra cards and a silver pouch to take your kit on-the-go.

$38 (sale price!)

Dose of Colors Anna’s Self-Care Set


I’ve been obsessed with Dose of Colors for a minute if I’m being honest but it’s because they have such quality beauty products. This is the PERFECT set to introduce someone to the brand. It includes the Block Party Single Eyeshadow in Caffeine Queen, Highlighter in Melonade, EyeDeal Duo in Shell, Liquid Matte Lipstick in Supernatural, Lip Gloss in Don’t be Chai, Lip Liner in Undressed, Eyeliner in Caviar and an Angled Contour Brush. This set has everything you need to put together a natural or smokey glam look for New Year’s at an awesome price!

$69 (sale price!)

Palette by Pak The Original High Fiver


Perfect for the beauty guru that can’t stop traveling. Washable, reusable and leak-resistant, The Original High Fiver allows you to take your favorite products on-the-go without the need for wasteful, single-use packaging or sizes. The set can hold liquids, oils, creams, gels and powders.


Sweet Wine Club


I was lucky enough to be gifted the Summer Sweet Wine Club box and omg, I fell in love! Sweet Wine Club is a quarterly subscription of 3 premium sweet wines (and other goodies like food pairings, coloring books,  recipe books, etc.) there are no commitments and shipping is free. You can gift a single box or a membership, or maybe even grab one for yourself 😉

$49.99 (per box)

Gem Water Amethyt Crystal Straw


The high-polish, food-grade stainless steel straw is paired with a hand-selected, crystal charm that is said to carry inner spiritual benefits. My favorite is the Amethyst crystal straw with a rose gold finish because Amethyst is believed to protect while also warding off negative energy (like stress). The collection consists of 3 different straw finishes (rose gold, silver, gold) and 3 crystals (amethyst, clear quartz, rose quartz.)


Scentbird Fragrance Gift Sets


I’m in love with Scentbird. It’s a way to get luxury scents on a budget! Not all of us can afford Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana or Yves Saint Laurent but we can certainly smell like we can. But Scentbird doesn’t just offer luxury scents, they also created their own unisex scent brand called Confessions of Rebel that has absolutely delightful scents. There are multiple 3 piece gift sets for $49 that are curated by scent profile and there’s a 4 piece set that contains each of the scents in the Confessions of the Rebel brand. 

$49 – $60

Deck of Scarlet Lip Vault


Deck of Scarlet is an interesting take on cosmetics. It’s limited edition makeup collections that are delivered straight to your door every month for $29.95. But if you rather not make that commitment, you can also purchase the items without the subscription and often times, DoS releases awesome sets of fan favorites like the 12 piece lip vault that contains diverse shades in both glosses and mattes.


No Mo-Stache Smooth Body Bundle

no mo stache wax

If you’re a fan of Shark Tank then you might’ve heard of No Mo-Stache before. They’re essentially portable waxing strips for quick touch ups. The Smooth Body Bundle houses the entire collection: No Mo-Stache, No Mo-Unibrow, No-Mo Bush, a cute heart shaped mirror and some post-wax aloe cream and mini tweezers. 

$34 (sale price!)

The Perfect V Vanicure Essentials


Femcare is a booming industry as the shame and stigma surrounding sexual wellness has been dissappatting in the wake of cultural movements and now thanks to founder Avonda Nelson Urben, we can now give the gift of down there skincare with the Vanicure Essentials Kit that includes the 3-step at home process (Gentle Wash, Gentle Exfoliator, VV Cream and bonus VV Beauty Sheet)


Hair Goddess Gemini Oil


A multi-use oil for all hair types, the Gemini Oil blends brazil nut, passion fruit and buriti oil to add shine and hydration while also providing thermal protection.  


I hope this list helps you find the perfect gift for someone in your life (or maybe a new favorite to treat yourself!)


[Images Courtesy of Brands; Featured Image: Kira auf der Heide ]

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