Holiday Giving: Beauty Lux Edition

One of my favorite things about holiday shopping is the very creative gift sets brands come up with. These are the best way to get to know new products that we normally don’t use or purchase. Every single year, I fall in love with the “bonus” product from a gift set and I’m always thankful for the introduction. Though I mostly focus on kits, I also give you some luxurious single items. Elegance and luxury means holidays and these gifts, meet the brief. Price is not a defining factor, but quality always is and the following products are bursting with it.

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Also: Wellness Gift Guide: Holiday Presents For All

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Zo Skin Health is a sophisticated, professional brand created by Dr. Zein Obagi, who applies the latest, cutting-age skin rejuvenating technology in all his products. What makes Zo Skin Health brand so unique is that combines therapeutic treatments with daily care. For instance, this Skin Normalizing System was formulated to treat sensitive, irritated and swollen skin. The complete set comes with a Gentle Cleanser, Exfoliating Polish, Oil Control Pads, Ossential Daily Power Defense, Rozatrol Normalizing Serum, and the Oclipse Sunscreen + Primer Broad-spectrum SPF 30 UVA/UVB Protection. After using the products you’ll see a dramatic change in your skin texture.


If we could capture royalty in a few bottles, it will be in these sophisticated fragrance pairs from British Crown perfumer Clive Christian. If you are not familiar with this brand, this Queen Anne Noble Collection Gift Set is a magnificent debut. All the fragrances come in pairs, a male and a female, which can be worn alone or together to create a unique, enchanting scent.


Its Triplex Infusion Technology, Sonic Micro-Massage, Ionic Technology and Thermal Warming, make this Sonic Eraser Trio 3-in-1 Anti-Aging Eye & Lip Corrector the most effective home device of its kind. You can finally delay the signs of aging around the eyes and lips thanks to Michael Todd Beauty.


Without a doubt, incense is the scent of Christmas and Goop encapsulated it in this opulent candle. The Scented Candle: Edition 03 Incense, features notes of ancient frankincense from Oman, juniper, black pepper, cardamom and cedar. These scents work in harmony to create a smoky, succulent fragrance that will fill every corner of the room.



Since you’re going to fall in love with this fragrance, why not wear it? Goop also created this spectacular Eau De Parfum: Edition 03 – Incense. This elegant scent will draw all the attention and transport you to the far East and beyond.

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Solid perfume lovers, rejoice with this exuberant floral scent from Diptyque Paris. Created by renown perfumer Fabrice Pellegrin, the Essences Insensées (Rose de Mail) Solid Perfume brings you the fine aroma of delicate french roses.


Transform any room into a deluxe sanctuary with this delightful room and linen spray from Molton Brown. The delicate notes of juniper berries, pine, violet and fir, among many others, of this Fabled Juniper Berries & Lapp Pine Home & Linen Mist are a pure joy to the senses.

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For the makeup lovers out there, this sumptuous Brush on Beautiful Set from Mary Kay is a holiday dream come true. The set gives you an Eyeliner/Eyebrow Brush, Powder Brush, Eye Color Brush, Eye Crease Brush, the Brush Cleaner and the cutest Cosmetic Organizer Bag in the world.

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Finding the perfect gift for a man can be a bit difficult, but thanks to The Art of Shaving the task is quite easy. They created different holiday sets with unique scents to make his shaving experience a luxurious one. For example, this one-of-a-kind Lemon Full Size Kit with Genuine Badger Brush comes with a Lemon Pre-Shave Oil, Lemon Shaving Cream, Genuine Badger Shaving Brush and Lemon After-Shave Balm.

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For the lip queen, this Drawn In. Decked Out. Be Legendary Lipstick + Lip Mattifier Set from Smashbox is a match made in heaven. The set comes with six splendid mini cream lipsticks in the iconic Smashbox shades you’ll love. What makes this set different from others is that gives you their unique deluxe size Insta-Matte lipstick transformer.

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Once only available at dermatologists and skin professionals, Image Skincare finally hit the general market and you can try their best-selling products this holiday. The 2017 Holiday Collection Box features four wonders; their revolutionary Max Stem Cell Facial Cleanser, crowd-pleaser Vital C Hydrating Anti-Aging Serum, Prevention + Daily Matte Moisturizer SPF 32, and the I Mask Biomolecular Anti-Aging Radiance Mask.

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Infused with anti-aging hydrolyzed collagen, silk and antioxidants, this limited-edition It Girl Palette for Eyes and Cheeks from IT Cosmetics is an awesome gift. It gives you the perfect combination of nudes and bright colors. This multi-functional palette with blush, eye show, contour and highlighter is all-in-one stunning package.

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As the mecca of beauty, Sephora is the ultimate destination for gift shopping. Their experts curated their “hit” products in their Sephora Favorites Gift Sets and my favorite is Soko to Tokyo. Asian beauty was the buzz this year and will continue on 2018. This set gives you the most amazing brands from the East.


The scent of flowers, citrus fruits and Vetiver come together in this classic fragrance from Tory Burch. The Signature Tory Burch Eau de Parfum is the perfect present for a woman who loves feminine and masculine fragrances.

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Cleansing and hydrating are the main concerns for most women and Fresh knows it. This is why they created their Skincare Solutions Set for the holidays. The set brings your four iconic products from a brand we all love and trust such as their Soy Face Cleanser, Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask, Black Tea Firming Corset Cream and the Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy.

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For the hair-obsessed gal, there’s Drybar and their Fully Loaded Buttercup Kit. The six hair products included (On the Rocks shampoo+ conditioner, Detox Dry Shampoo, Prep Rally Prime & Prep Detangler, Shine Mist, and Triple Sec 3-in-1) are free of parabens, sulfates and phthalates. In addition, it comes with their full size Buttercup blow-dryer, Lil’ Lemon Drop Daily Brush and two Hold Me Hair clips.

There you have it, spoil someone this holiday season with any of these luxurious gifts that they’ll treasure forever.


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