5 Last-Dash Beauty Gift Ideas That Go the Extra Mile

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Despite my calendar’s best attempts to keep me in order, sometimes dates and to-do’s can simply get away from me! If you’re feeling in the same boat with the holidays twinkling on the horizon, fear not, because I made a list of five last-dash beauty gift ideas that all the ladies in your life will love. The great thing about these items is that they don’t have to be so person-specific like buying a fragrance is; you can stock up on a basket full of goodies then pick-n-pack them to suit all the names on your list.


1. Color Her Nails Happy

Nail polishes are the chocolates of the beauty world because you can truly >never have enough, and what girl doesn’t like chocolate? One classic nail polish color that every woman should have is red whether it’s a big apple red or a silky wine tone. Deborah Lippmann makes a variety of red polishes that gives instant sophistication to a look and will always be timeless for how well it pairs with other hues. If you want to give a bolder gift of color, lush teals and deep cobalt blues still look chic whether for work or the weekend while adding intrigue.


2. Give Love to Her Locks

She already has the outfit, but give her the gift of some sparkle to top it off. Brands like Emi Jay make fantastic crystal ladder headbands and band of gold hair-ties that are such a treat to receive, and she can use this gift every day. I love to carry a decorative hair tie with me in case I need to switch styles on-the-go, and now she can be prepared too. If you want to make this gift more personalize think about whether she wears gold or silver jewelry and you can coordinate the hair accessory to compliment it.


3. She’ll Put Her Best Face Forward

Receiving specialty make up pieces as gifts is so exciting; it’s like when we were little being given a new coloring box and the freedom to create. As a gift, get a fun eye shadow palette of smoky, nude, or bright tones that she can blend and use in different styles. A great choice for face and lip coverage is LORAC. Give her cheek stain that will give her all day highlighting, or a luscious Lip Lustre gloss set that will give her the ability to play with new tones.


4. Bath and Beauty to Pamper Her

Restore her spirits from parties, work, and obligations by giving her a gift of luxurious body butters, scented bath gels, and bubble baths and oils that will let her drift away to islands of relaxation. Pre de Provence is a wonderful brand for bath products, currently with a bath and body duo. Putting together a little group of beauty products whether grouped by hand care, foot care, or an ultimate relaxation package of bath and body, is also giving her the gift of “me-time”. I love receiving beauty products as presents because I get to try new brands and goodies I haven’t sampled before.


5. Help Build Her Tool Kit

As stylish ladies, we know it takes some effort to look this good! There are some great new hair tools available now that can give us the extra muscle to style our tresses to match the latest fashions. Corioliss is a trusted brand for hair care supplies that will do their job and not damage strands. Their rotating curling iron will be her new best friend as it does all the work for her and asks for none of the credit! A wet or dry styling iron is also a great choice as it’ll help her achieve a sleek look if she’s short on time.


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