10 Gifts This Beauty Editor Has at the Top of Her Holiday Wish List
For the last few weeks, my For You page on TikTok has been filled with one thing: holiday wish lists. As of late, Gen Z teens and millennial adults alike have been sharing their most-wanted products for the holidays, which got me thinking about what I really want this year, too. The short answer: beauty products.
As a beauty editor, I have the chance to keep my eyes on all of the new and coolest beauty products, including the unique and limited-edition gift sets that hit Nordstrom shelves. With that said, I've been browsing and adding products to my own must-have list for weeks and finally narrowed down my most coveted products into one clear list (that I'll most likely be sharing with loved ones).
Kiehl's Since 1851 Brighten Up & Glow Set
While I was in college, I spent most of my weekends working as a shopgirl in Equinox, which is where I officially became hooked on Kiehl's Since 1851. I have yet to try a product I don't love, making the Kiehl's Since 1851 Brighten Up & Glow Set ($74) perfect. This limited-edition set is packed with everyday necessities that cleanse, brighten, and will certainly help my skin glow all winter long.
Jo Malone London Christmas Cracker Set
It's hard to pick just one Jo Malone scent that's my favorite, which makes the Jo Malone London Christmas Cracker Set ($48) ideal for my indecisiveness. Not only does it come with one travel-size cologne spray, but also a body and hand wash, and a body cream. It's an understatement to say I'm excited to layer all three together.
Bobbi Brown Get Glossy Travel Size Lip Gloss Set
I used to own an obscene amount of matte lipsticks in college, and then somewhere along the way, I fully converted to a lip-gloss fanatic. This limited-edition Bobbi Brown Get Glossy Travel Size Lip Gloss Set ($35) is filled with four hydrating mini formulas I'm excited to enlist this winter season. Better still, this set comes with two oil-infused glosses that offer a burst of color in addition to some seriously hydrating ingredients.
Le Labo Classic Fragrance Discovery Set
Some of the most coveted fragrances live in this Le Labo Classic Fragrance Discovery Set ($85). Unfortunately, it's not always within my budget to buy full-size bottles of these scents, but having the chance to own all four for less than $100 is one deal I can't pass up. In short, I hope I find this in my stocking this year.
Slip Pure Silk Adult Pleated Face Covering
I own a lot of face masks because 1) I like to avoid doing laundry for as long as possible and 2) they're necessary. But it wasn't until recently that I did a deeper dive into face masks that aren't just effective but also cute to wear. The Slip Pure Silk Adult Pleated Face Covering ($39) is about as chic as face masks can get and gentle on the skin thanks to the mulberry silk outer layer and an inner cotton lining.
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Push Up Eye Secrets Set
I used to love doing my makeup before work, but since staying home, I've retired most of my everyday essentials. The only exceptions: mascara and eyeliner. I've been searching for a new duo for a few weeks, and the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Push Up Eye Secrets Set ($29) is sure to meet my needs. The combination of a lifting mascara and brown eyeliner that amplifies the drama is exactly what I want for an everyday look. It also doesn't hurt that this combo makes me look a little more presentable for video calls, too.
L'Occitane Hand Cream Trio
Constant hand washing and a generally dry apartment calls for exceptional hand cream — and this is one category of my routine I don't want to skimp on if I can help it. The L'Occitane Hand Cream Trio ($29) comes with three formulas for under $30. Although the price is affordable, using these hydrating formulas will definitely make me feel rich.
Le Labo Fragrance Discovery Set
One of my favorite celebrity tips is to bring a small votive with you when you travel to ensure anywhere that you go will feel like home. Although I'm not traveling for awhile, the Le Labo Fragrance Candle Discovery Set ($80) will hopefully be my new travel companion when the time comes.
La Mer The Deep Moisture Mini Collection
La Mer sits on the throne of luxury skin care, and while I've been lucky enough to score some samples over the years, I've never owned anything quite like the La Mer The Deep Moisture Mini Collection ($95). Though these products are small, I'm already sure that all four will be good to the last drop.
Jo Malone London English Pear & Freesia Cologne
I'm the first to admit that my fragrance collection is excessive, but I'm not one for wearing the same scent every day. In fact, I wear whatever matches my mood. It may seem early, but I'm already searching for something new and fresh to include in my spring rotation, and the Jo Malone London English Pear & Freesia Cologne ($144) is sure to be an exciting addition. Better still, this limited-edition bottle will look like art in my room thanks to its Art Deco-inspired design.