Happy Tuesday guys!
I reaaaallyy can’t believe I’m writing this ? BUT several of you have already started asking me for some good gift ideas with the holidays coming up, so I figured–no time like the present ? (What DOES that feel like to plan so far ahead, anyway? ?)
My go-to clean beauty brand, Beautycounter just launched their holiday collection yesterday–so I wanted to highlight a few favorites–these sets make the best gifts, but they’re also a great way to try out some products you’ve had your eye on at an amazing price!
You can shop the full holiday collection here, but below are my favorites! These sell out quickly every year, so snap ’em up while you still can!
First, a refresher on why I love Beautycounter:
When I wanted to transition into cleaner skincare over a year ago, I got overwhelmed very quickly trying to decipher which ingredients were “bad” on ingredient labels. (Which is basically like trying to learn another language).
Blair introduced me to them and I first bought several products out of convenience (PHEW–I know these all get a “clean” stamp of approval–they’ve banned over 1,000 questionable ingredients from their products–done–no more homework necessary ?) but after trying several products (and a few dozen more since then, haha!) I really have become a true fangirl.
(Well, except for this hair oil–I thought it would be comparable to Moroccanoil but NO DICE. Grease city. Seriously, everything else gets two thumbs up from me. Read more about my favorite Beautycounter products in this post.)
How to get free shipping: If you become a Band of Beauty member ($25 per year)– you free shipping on orders over $100 for the whole year! Plus, they include their Countermatch Adaptive Body Moisturizer($29!) as a free gift included in your order when you spend $50 or more! You’ll also get 15% cash back in product credit! It’s an awesome deal!
I ordered this kit and I can’t wait for it to get here! This is probably the gift set I’m most excited about. It’s a great pick me up for tired eyes and revives dull skin–an especially great gift for someone (you know, besides yourself ?) who is always on the go! It includes…
BC’s Overnight Resurfacing Peel–which is one of their priciest items so the fact that I get to test this out before buying the full thing is a huge win! It’s a gentle leave-on AHA/BHA peel that clears away dead surface cells without irritation.
Instant Glow Illuminating Cream–this is basically the clean version of the Charlotte Tilbury product I love (I’d been looking for one but hadn’t found one!) It’s a dewy illuminating cream you can put on pre-foundation, or mix together with your foundation for a soft glow! (This is ideal in the winter when your skin gets super dry and dull!)
Eye Revive Cooling Masks (4 pieces): These are a brand-new BC product that you can only get with this kit at the moment–I’m really excited to test them out! Stash them in your bag on the plane to hydrate and reduce puffiness!
I was so excited when I saw they had come out with a transforming lip tint–I have Givenchy’s version that I love, and I’d been looking for a clean version–this is it! I ordered this as well to test out–I’ll report back ?
The perfect pairing for the individualist on your list. Our universally flattering Transforming Lip Tint instantly delivers the ideal shade of sheer, customized pink color —while Crystal Gloss provides high-impact shine for a flawless finish. Both are infused with a sophisticated hint of natural vanilla.
Transforming Lip Tint: This balm reacts with your own PH to create a custom shade of natural pink perfect for your skin tone.
Crystal Gloss: Comes with their clear gloss delivers to swipe over the top!
For those of you who are dying to get your guy to incorporate some good skincare products in his life–this set is PERFECT. I just ordered one for Neal so when it gets here I’ll have him try the products and pop onto stories to give you guys an update on what he thinks! They launched a similar one
Here’s what it includes:
Daily Exfoliating Cleanser: Ideal for all skin types, this cleanser with soothing aloe contains jojoba beads to slough away dead skin cells.
Smoothing Shave Cream: A conditioning formula contains a blend of shea butter and aloe to help soften facial hair to promote a close shave and help defend against razor burn.
Cooling Aftershave Tonic: Made without harsh ingredients, this refreshing tonic contains menthol to cool razor burn and witch hazel to help tighten pores.
Oil-Free Face Lotion: Lightweight and non-greasy, this essential daily moisturizer absorbs quickly for daily hydration.
If you plan to go to a lot of girls’ get-togethers for the holidays, I think this little set is PERFECT for special little girlfriend or coworker gifts. Divvy them all up between your friends–each lipstick comes out to less than $10 each–tie them to your holiday cards with some ribbon–it’s just a cute gesture! I love their lipsticks and unlike so many lipstick sets–every single one of these colors is one that someone would want to wear, haha!
This is the perfect little set for any beauty junkie. At $30–it’s a total steal–and includes mini bottles of all three of BC’s best-selling facial oils!
Charcoal is a natural detoxifier, and I love this charcoal face + body wash bar. It’s the perfect thing to keep in the shower as well as next to the sink. It lasts a long time! I’ve always wanted to try their charcoal mask too, so it’s perfect that they come in one happy little set!
Which set is your favorite? If you have any more product questions, leave them below and I’m happy to make some more reccos for you!