With Christmas time approaching, stores are beginning to release the highly sought after Holiday collections and gift sets. For many makeup enthusiasts, this is “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” literally. Not only is this post meant to inform those about the sets that are currently released, it can help as a gift guide for those in need!
First off, let’s start with Sephora; perhaps the most popular beauty retailer. Here are some of their sets available this year.
This year Sephora brought back their legendary Superstars set with many products both full and travel size. This set includes an Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Medium Brown, Original Beauty Blender, Benefit Hoola Bronzer, Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Golden Pink, Kat Von D Beauty Lock-It Setting Powder, MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Microfinishing Loose Powder, Marc Jacobs Beauty Highlander Gel Eye Crayon in Blacquer, Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella, Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, Tarte Lights Camera Lashes 4 in 1 Mascara in Black, Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Matte Lipstick in Sell Out, Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray, and last and most certainly not least a Yves Saint Laurent Touché Éclat Radiant Touch in 2 Luminous Ivory. This set is perfect for those who are either starting out with, or are already into makeup. It would make the perfect starter set because it includes a little bit of everything for a decent price.
Give Me More Lip
This is a set that I am personally very exited about. It includes 15 products with 10 deluxe sample sizes and 5 full sized products. I believe that this is the first year that Sephora has brought out this large of a lip set. Previously, they have had the Give Me Some Lip which was much smaller. This set includes brands such as Huda Beauty, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Jacobs, Laura Mercier, Hourglass, and many more. This set comes in a wide range of colors and includes lip sticks, liquid lip stick, lip glosses, and lip crayons. It also includes shimmer, glossy, and matte finishes. I would obviously recommend this set to anyone who likes lip products and I would also recommend it as an ideal gift because when makeup shopping for others, it is hard to go wrong with a wide range of lip colors.
If shopping for a friend, this would probably be the smartest choice to purchase because not only can they enjoy a wide range of fragrances, they are given a voucher to get a larger size of the sample they liked the most. This set includes fragrances of brands such as Chloe, Marc Jacobs, Dolce&Gabanna, Gucci, and many more. Though I have never purchased or received this set, I still think it would be a great choice for a holiday gift.
Though I only described three, Sephora also sells many other gift sets that I highly recommend checking out. These include the Lashstash which has mascaras, Glow for It which has highlighters, and Skin Wonderland which has skincare products. Many individual brands at Sephora have also released some of their own sets so it is definitely worth checking those out too.
Moving on, another place which has lovely holiday gift sets is Lush. These sets often include Bath Bombs, Bubble Bars, Shower Gels, Soaps, and more. They also sell many wonderful individual products and look out for those in a future post! For now let’s look at some of their wrapped gift sets.
This set includes my favorite Lush scent Rose Jam in both the shower gel form and the Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner. It is the perfect affordable gift set to give to a friend, a family member, or even yourself. There are many other sets in this same price range that include a different scent like the Little Snow Fairy set.
This set includes three of Lush’s most popular bath bombs. It has the Intergalactic which is one of my personal favorites, Thudersnow which I haven’t tried yet, and Twilight which I also love. This set is a bit pricer than the Rosy Christmas Set, but it is still affordable and would make a great gift.
This set is definitely on the pricer side and it includes more products than the previous two sets. In this set, you will find Snow Angel a luxury bath oil, The Snowman bubble bar, Man in the Moon bubble bar, and the Butterbear bubble bar. This set is perfect for those who like all things white and soothing. For those who like a bit more color in their bath, I suggest the Christmas Candy Box gift set.
Finally, for those of you who have a higher budget or are looking to spend more, many luxury department stores sell extraordinary gift sets as well. Here are a few sets I found at Saks Fifth Avenue.
BVLGARI: Rose Goldea Kit Christmas Pouch
This beautiful and luxurious gift set includes the full sized BVLGARI Rose Goldea perfume along with the full sized body lotion and shower gel. This set also includes a beautiful golden champagne cosmetics bag as well. Though this set is rather pricey, it would make the perfect gift for that special someone (to the small percentage of guys who read my posts). Or it would be a lovely way to treat yourself.
Dior: Miss Dior 2-Piece Gift Set
When it comes to fragrance, no brand could ever beat Dior. In fact, the website description states “Each Note of Miss Dior Eau de Parfum is a declaration of love.” My personal favorite perfume just so happens to be the Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet which I purchased last Christmas season at Saks. This set includes the 1.7 oz perfume spray and a 1.7 oz body milk which I believe is equivalent to a lotion. As you can see, the packaging is absolutely gorgeous and it is a little less pricey than the BVLGARI set. Once again, this would be a perfect gift from a significant other or a wonderful way to treat yourself. I treated myself last year and it was totally worth it.
Alexander McQueen: Three-Piece Eau de Parfum, Cream and Lotion Set
Out of every set in this entire post, this one is the priciest retailing at $206.00. This set includes the lovely floral aroma of the fragrance McQueen in a full sized perfume, cream and lotion. The set appears to have multiple compartments with doors and drawers making seem the most luxurious. Though I personally would not pay this price for a gift set, there are many lucky (and possibly foolish) people who would. This would be an ideal gift for someone who is looking for something rather pricey and luxurious to give.
This concludes my first post of the 2017 Holiday Season. If there are any more products you would like to hear about just let me know! I can’t wait for the season to truly begin!!!