Advicesisters.com knows that Beauty Booty is a most wanted gift.
Sometimes, we just don’t’ think we should (or could) splurge on something new and when someone gives it to us, it’s glorious!
The gift ideas in this feature are not just great value, they’re some of the most affordable and exciting we’ve discovered this season.
Maybe you think you don’t really need (or deserve) another lipstick, fragrance, or makeup brush, but when you see these, you will understand why we’ve called them “must-haves.”
Beautiful Brush Sets from ITCosmetics!
Last holiday season the Advice Sisters Beauty and Style featured two lovely makeup brush sets from IT Cosmetics in our BIG Holiday Beauty gift guide.
This year IT Cosmetics tops 2016 with 2017 limited edition IT Brushes for ULTA brush sets that are not just great value, but fabulous gifts for beaut-istas!
Chic in the City features a 5-piece brush set for $58 (a 150 value). The cruelty-free brushes dazzle with ombre and rose gold handles.
You’ll get Chic Powder, Chic Blush, Chic Foundation, Chic Eyeshadow and Chic Liner/Brow brushes encased in an equally chic glittery “rose gold” zippered makeup bag.
A soft gray, faux fur pompom keychain with shiny silver IT Cosmetics logo charm and a lobster claw clasp is another little gift (as if the beautiful brushes and bag weren’t enough).
This collection of must-have brushes with stunning white and silver-glittered handles includes Dazzling Crease, Luminous Smudger, Radiant Foundation, Brilliant Powder, and Stunning Eyeshadow.
The set comes with a glitzy silver container proclaiming: ” IT Brushes for ULTA” on one side, and the empowering message: “You Are Beautiful. You Are IT! XOXO Jamie” on the others with #BrushBeliever.
These brush sets are available exclusively at ULTA and ulta.com.
Perfect Their Pout!
We loved GrandeLIPS when we reviewed them in 2016 (Read Review)
For holiday 2017, there’s a “Most Loved Nude Fast Lip Fix Kit ($27) with three sheer and shiny tints: Spicy Mauve, Original Clear and Sunbaked Sedona. The trio is nestled into a coppery cardboard display box.
These luxe lip treatment/gloss/plumper/layering products smell like vanilla cupcakes and arrive in elegant, gold tubes with a hard plastic scent tip for precise application.
GrandeLIPS claims clinically proven results for firmer, softer, hydrated and volumized lips thanks to a key ingredient of hyaluronic acid and “Volulip”– a lip plumping substance to plump up lip volume in 3-5 minutes.
Portulaca Pilosa extra, Caffeine, Niacin plus Marine Peptides smooth, firm, volumize, soften and hydrate, with just a bit of a tingle.
The Fast Lip Fix Instant Lip Plumper Set is sold exclusively at Sephora.com and Sephora stores nationwide.
Say Thanks.. you’re an “angel” with one of 4 nicely boxed Victoria Secret Angels Lip Kits ($24.50/each).
Each has a trio of lippie treats including a Velvet MatteCream Lip Stain, a Glitter Gloss Top Coat, and a matching Velvet Line lip pencil.
When it comes to glam makeup Victoria Secret knows how to pull out all the stops.
Our editorial sample was the red-centric SARA’S lip kit with Velvet Matte Cream Lip Stain in “Desire” plus a Velvet Line Lip Pencil in “Ruby Red” and a seriously silvery glitter top coat for party-time pouti-ness.
Other sets include nude (light or deep) or berry. Get yours in your local Victorias Secret Store or online www.victoriassecret.com
Fa La La Affordable Fragrance
When you wear fragrance, it’s so nice to be able to layer it, but that luxury often comes with a high price tag. That’s why we’re loving the Vera Wang Embrace 3-Piece Gift Set ($21.99/$45 value) in Rose Buds & Vanilla or Green Tea and Blossom by Coty.
This set includes 4 oz. sizes of Eau de Toilette Spray and Fragrance Mist, and a 2.5 fl. oz. Body Lotion all done up in a pretty display box.
Our editorial sample in Rose Buds & Vanilla is a light floriental fragrance with Damascus Rose, Mandarin Oil and a heart of sweet Magnolia with Vanilla and Sandalwood at the base. Green Tea & Pear Blossom is a light, fresh floral. Get the one that flatters your fancy, but both are wear-able day or evening.
Both of these fragrances are from Vera Wang, a much-beloved designer at a great price.
For those who are celebrity-driven however, Coty offers a Beyonce Heat Wild Orchid and Heat Kissed 2-piece set ($21.99) with 1 oz. bottles of each fragrance, beautifully boxed for gifting.
These fragrance sets are readily available at mass market retailers everywhere but hurry they’re going to sell out (we’re sure of it).