The holidays can be hectic. You’re running extra errands, and there’s a lot more to get done. If you’re like me, you like to do as much shopping in one place as possible. Indoor malls, strip malls, mass retailers, and drug stores can be your saving grace for scoring cool beauty gifts to make the ladies in your life feel extra beautiful. Here’s an edited list of great beauty gift ideas to buy during your next trip to the local mall or mass convenience store. This list even includes great gifts you’ll want to score for yourself, too. Holiday gift shopping just got more fun and productive.
SHOPPING AT A TRENDY LADIES’ CLOTHING STORE:
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Acca Kappa Metallic Brush at Anthropologie, $76.00
This shimmering hairbrush will keep your hair smooth and shiny and look super sleek on your vanity. I love that it’s gold-plated and the rubber bristles don’t tug and pull on your hair. This makes for a unique and memorable gift.
DuWop iGels at Anthropologie, $25
Inspired by the way modern women think about beauty, the high-quality ingredients in this unique eye mask reduce fine lines, combat under-eye circles, and provide instant cooling relief. Each set includes three gels. Your gift recipient (especially if it’s a fellow mom) will be so grateful. This a great stocking stuffer or a great gift for yourself.
Cosmic Shimmer Pouch by Stephanie Johnson at Anthropologie, $58.00
The gold sequin detail of this little bag makes it a festive keeper all year around! Your giftee will appreciate the bag’s versatility as a coin purse, makeup bag, or credit card stasher. The perfect accompaniment to any festive outfit. This is a nifty buy because ladies may not otherwise treat themselves to this mini splurge.
SHOPPING AT BEAUTY SPECIALTY SHOPS:
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Moment to Shine Votive Brush Set by Sephora Collection at Sephora, $38.00
This four-piece brush set with a festive votive cup is the prefect essential stand-up brush kit. The brushes feature high-quality synthetic fibers and a fun golden handle design, while the glittering votive makes this set a holiday collectible. Set includes a powder brush, crease brush, smudge brush, and shadow brush. A great value for the makeup lover or novice.
Hope for the Holidays by Philosophy at Ulta, $55.00
This coveted holiday collection includes a Hope in a Jar 2.0 oz., Hope in a Jar Night 0.5 oz., and Eye Hope 0.5 oz. An $80 value! This three-piece set with daytime and nighttime intensive moisture treatments for the face and eyes works to hydrate and protect the skin. Your giftee will start the year anew with renewed hope and healthy-looking, hydrated skin. I do love the Philosophy trio for delivering noticeably smoother skin. No parabens.
Autumn Winter Mini Gel Collection by Nails Inc. at Sephora, $29.00
This six-piece mini gel collection is formulated with revolutionary plasticizer technology to create a high-shine, super glossy finish without a UV lamp! The perfect gift for the glamour girl or the nail obsessed. On-trend shades with a super glossy finish provide long wear nail color without a trip to the salon. No parabens, great price & value.
FAMILY RETAILERS AND MASS DISCOUNT CHAINS:
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Living Luminizer by RMS at J.Crew, $38.00
This luminizer, made with organic essential oils and beeswax, gives skin a sheer glow with a translucent, satin-pearl finish. Consider it your own little secret and professional makeup finisher. You’ll love the easy, wearable glow.
Beauty Chic Palm-Pedi Foot Smoother at Walmart, $22.95
This is an instant healer for removing calluses, smoothing and softening rough heels, and aiding tired feet. Three filing discs to smooth rough heels are included. Pick one up for yourself, too. You’ll love it.
Sonia Kashuk Limited Edition 15pc Mini Nail Colour Set at Target, $19.99
This 15 piece mini nail set features a lacquer for any occasion. Shades range from neutral pinks, vibrant corals, and reds to rich jewel tones for a complete color wardrobe from season to season. This award-winning, three-free polish glides on smoothly and evenly and dries quickly to a high-shine, chip-resistant finish. Great price & value.
Essence of Beauty Lavender Soap at CVS, $4.99
The perfect stocking stuffer that’s a super find at your local drug store. This naturally indulgent soap is infused with botanical aromas and organic essential oils to transform a daily bath into a luxurious experience.
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