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My Favorite Gift Ideas

Ah yes, it is officially December and the holiday season is now upon us. I don’t know about you, but finals and classes have been consuming the majority of my time, leaving little time to think about holiday gifts.

Lately I have been thinking about gifts for my family and friends, and what better choice than to give the gift of beauty! Beauty products, which include skincare and haircare, can be fitting for anyone, even if they are not big makeup lovers.

I have found a few gift ideas this season that I think are absolutely perfect for anyone at any age.

Here are my favorites:

Function of Beauty

Do you find yourself struggling to find the perfect shampoo and conditioner that caters to your exact haircare needs? That is no longer an issue with Function of Beauty. This new personallized haircare brand allows you to customize your shampoo and conditioner down to the tee. From haircare goals which would include (but not limited to) volume, shine, anti-aging, strengthen, hydrate, and so on.

Besides the goals, you can also customize the color, scent — and how strong you want the scent — and the name. Seriously, this brand has thought of everything. I bought one set for myself, as well as some for others as well. My sister also customized a set for one of her friends as a gift. Bottom line: everyone needs shampoo and conditioner, so why not give someone the shampoo and conditioner that they never even knew they needed!


Farmacy Honey Potion Mask

Looking for a new face mask? Look no further. This warming honey mask caters to skincare needs that most people can relate to: hydrationradiance, and a clear complexion. This mask brings the spa to your home: to apply, you take the cute little spatula, and lather the honey mask onto your face.

As you rub the mask in, you will feel a warming sensation as the substance turns from a thick-honey colored mask, to a creamy white mask. Leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes, wash off, and show off your brand new revitalized complexion! I also want to add that the packaging is seriously so cute and unique, making it a perfect gift for just about anyone.


High-Quality Mascara

So, I don’t know about you, but I rarely purchase mascara from a prestige makeup brand. I usually just stick to my Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara year-round because it’s cheap, and I go through mascara like water.

However, sometimes I will splurge on a designer brand when I feel like making my lashes look extra fab. A great mascara is a perfect gift for essentially any of your girlfriends, because even for the minimalistic girl, mascara is always a necessity.

Here are my top picks:

  • Dior It-Lash: Gives you dramatic volume. The brush is the highlight of this mascara. There are bristles on the tip, so you can get those small, hard-to-reach lashes in the corner of your eye. I also love the stiffness of the brush. Personally, I’m not too fond of flimsy brushes and bristles. This has been my go-to luxury mascara for years.
  • Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Mascara: Just bought this mascara for the second time. Definitely a great option if you like a buildable formula that separates, lengthens, and gives volume. Giorgio Armani Beauty creates some phenomenal products (check out their Eye Tint, it has a great, long-lasting formula for those who prefer cream shadows).



These were just a couple of products that I am currently obsessed with, but there are tons more options available! Sephora has more gift options available for every type of beauty fanatic. From under $10, $25, and $50, you are sure to find the perfect gift for your BFF or mom 🙂

Happy Holidays and talk to you next semester!


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