Holiday Gift Guide – Beauty
This morning I had my very first Starbucks holiday cup of the season and to mark the occasion, here is the very first What Would Gwyneth Do gift guide for 2013!
I know, I know…wasn’t I just talking about peace and simplicity and family being the focus this holiday season? Why yes, yes I was…but I also promised some of the fun stuff, because I think it’s all important in moderation (i.e. the feeling of getting that first Starbucks holiday cup).
I hope you find some inspiration in the coming weeks for your own shopping list(s).
First up: beauty!
Here is the thing about giving the gift of beauty during the holidays – you simply cannot deck the halls at the drugstore. If you have a beauty-product junkie in your family (like me in mine), this is the perfect time of year to splurge on those special must-haves that most of us won’t buy for ourselves. Here are my favorite beauty picks for that amazing person in your life who can use a little extra pampering this holiday:
(Clockwise from top left):
This Fresh Honey Mask is high on my wish list. It’s the ultimate luxury for tired, winter-worn skin that needs some deep therapy.
This is for the loved one who spends all winter dreaming of the beach. Bobbi Brown has bottled the scent of warm, sun-soaked days on sandy beaches in a luxurious oil, body lotion and fragrance.
I bought these Shiseido face masks for my mom a few years ago and she still talks about them. The ultimate beauty ritual for someone you want to spoil.
Same applies to nail polish. The standard drugstore finds are fine but wouldn’t it be fun to find a gorgeous Tom Ford nail polish in your stocking, too?
Diptyque candles are a lovely choice for any one on your list and this gift set doubles the luxury.
These are on my wish list every year – Frederic Fekkai shampoo, conditioner and glossing mist. These are the most amazing hair products and truly feel like a special treat with every use. I am also dying to try the shea line.
Another favorite that has found its way under my tree more than once: Bumble & Bumble Creme de Coco masque. This makes your hair feel so spoiled and smells heavenly.
Finally, if you follow me on Instagram (@wwgwynethdo) you saw me share my lavender oil ritual at bedtime a few days ago. This Tata Harper bedtime treatment is a step up that is sure to have you sleeping soundly. And to all a good night.
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