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Holidays are here. And that means reflecting on this past year and preparing for the new one. 2021 was a year of the “new normal” for many of us. As we are spending more and more time indoors – working &  living at home – small beauty rituals have become even more important to me. Soaking in a bath, trying new scents for my space, and exercising self-care routines usually reserved for salon, like facials, exfoliation & nails at home. This is the new normal of beauty for me. 

Below I am rounding up 29 of my favorite beauty products that would make great gifts for your friends, family, or, let’s be honest, yourself. Because we all deserve a little pampering after this year.


The Dawn Set

ILIA Beauty

A $129 value (47% savings). 

This set includes 4 Full-Size Bestsellers from ILIA Beauty: Mascara, Cheeks & Lips Pigment, Hydrating Lip Balm & Liquid Eye Tint. I’ve been a fan of their skin-centric make-up approach that feels clean and works extremely well on my skin. Throw in a limited edition travel bag and this makes a great gift set.


Dip Nail Starter Kit


Get salon-quality dip nails, for a fraction of the salon price. DipWell kits make it easier than ever to DIY salon-quality manis.  The nails are easy to remove and are also chip resistant.  




Birchbox x Awesome Woman

$525 VALUE

Receive 3 boxes full of science-based skin tests, products & supplements from your favorite beauty subscription company, Birchbox. Learn your skin type and get customized skin solutions to look your best in the new year.


Smart Sleep Assistant


Hatch Restore is a sleep assistant that will help you feel rejuvenated every morning. It combines a sound machine, sunrise alarm, smart light, meditation app, and an alarm clock. This is a fantastic gift for all of the sleep-deprived people in your life.



Deluxe Brush Set

Sephora Collection

The Deluxe Brush Set from Sephora is a vegan 10 piece set. The essential set is intended for face and eye use. The brushes are very soft and made with good quality. The Deluxe Brush Set is  the finishing touch you need in every makeup look. 


Rose Deep Hydration Skincare Value Set


25% off all orders over $100

You can skip going to the spa this holiday season. The Rose Deep Hydration  Skin Hydration set is hydrating and moisturizing.  The set features a full-sized Rose & Hyaluronic Acid Deep Hydration Moisturizer, and other products that will make your skin feel soft and moisturized. 


De-Puffing Jade Facial Roller

Mount Lai

Jade rollers have been all the rage for a couple of years now. Mount Lai’s Jade Facial Roller is perfect for puffiness or tension. I recommend putting your jade roller in the freezer for a couple of hours before use. 


Dermaflash Luxe


The Dermaflash Luxe is here to help you achieve the flawless complexion that you’ve been dreaming of.  This device removes dead skin cells, debris, and peach fuzz. Recommended and tested by dermatologists, this award-winning 3-in-1 exfoliating, hair removal, and the anti-aging device is specifically designed for the delicate skin on your face.


Black-Owned Beauty Set

Sephora Favorites

This life-saving kit contains makeup, skincare, and hair products from Black-owned brands . If I could only bring one skincare set with me on a deserted island, it would be this one. Every product in this set is *chefs kiss*, but the nourishing hair oil by Bread is my favorite product from this collection. 


Silk Pillowcase + Sleep Mask Set


Made with luxuriously smooth and breathable 100% Mulberry Silk, this set is great for your skin and your sleeping habits. The pillowcase helps protect your hair from friction and damage.


Cedar Bath Brush Massager

Crate & Barrel

Made with soft natural bristles. This product has palm bristles on one side and hardwood pegs on the other. Made of mold- and mildew-resistant Japanese cedar, the spa-style brush is designed to reach your whole body. 


Holiday Fragrance Festival

Beauty Finds by ULTA Beauty

What’s better than trying a new scent? Trying 17 new scents. This fragrance set from ULTA Beauty will let anyone find their new favorite smell. Including Carolina Herrera – Very Good Girl, Mugler – Alien Goddess & Valentino – Voce Viva Eau de Parfum.


Body Moisture Trio


For everyone that suffers from dry skin, your solution is here! The Body Moisture Trio by Flamingo is gentle and provides three levels of hydration. This skincare and body set is made from plants. In about three weeks my complexion improved and brightened. 




Keys Soulcare

Take your skincare routine to go with this travel-size skincare set. The Skin and Soul starter set is good for exfoliation and moisturizing.


The Skincare Edit


This is a fantastic sample set for someone who loves natural skincare. It’s cruelty-free, nourishing, and perfect for sensitive skin. The Skincare Edit allows people to try Glossier’s most popular items without breaking the bank. 


Oil Absorbing Volcanic Roller


For those with oily skin Revlon’s Oil Absorbing Volcanic Roller will become your new best friend. This product is made with real volcanic stone and will be sure to absorb any excess oil. The best part about this product is that you can bring it on the go. 



The Luminous Skin Set

La Mer 

This sample set will help anyone achieve the dewy skin of their dreams. This set of most loved essentials nourishes and energies tired and dull skin. The Luminous Skin Set is the perfect gift for all the skin care junkies in your life.


Dermapore Ultrasonic Pore Extractor & Serum Infuser


 This skincare device is powered by ultrasonic skin scrubbing and infusion technology and features a unique, stainless steel spatula head with a two-mode setting to unclog pores and help enhance the absorption of active ingredients. I recommend this product if you want an at-home spa experience. 


Benefiance Wrinkle Smoothing 4-Piece Set


Wrinkles don’t stand a chance against this set from Shiseido. Day & overnight creams work together to smooth fine lines and protect from UV radiation. Perfect for anyone looking to rejuvenate their skin this winter.


Soak & Soften Set

Herbivore Botanicals

Free Shipping + Gift with Purchase

Is there a bigger small pleasure than soaking in a hot tub on a cold winter morning? Only soaking with calming bath salts with Himalayan pink salt, floral ylang-ylang and natural vanilla to relax the mind and body. A must-have for all bath time enthusiasts.


5-Pc. Merry Masks Set


At-home masks are one of my guilty pleasures. And unlike my other guilty pleasures (vegan ice cream), my skin actually thanks me for it. Charcoal for detoxing, hydrating & re-texturizing masks are all included in this set. Your skin will thank you this Holiday.


Classic Beauty Mini Fridge


The Classic Beauty Mini Fridge by Cooluni is the perfect place to put your skincare and beauty favorites!


Marvis Toothpaste Set


Discover the 7 unique experiences of the Marvis product line: Amarelli Licorice, Aquatic Mint, Cinnamon Mint, Classic Strong Mint, Ginger Mint, Jasmine Mint and Whitening Mint.


Black Magic ‘Coming 2 America’ Royal Heir-itage Color Palette

UOMA Beauty


This is the season to go bold with your eyeshadows. Sparkles, metallic finishes, purples & mauves are all included in this set inspired by 10 magnificent queens of ancient Africa from UOMA Beauty. Let your inner Queen shine on!


Emergency Stress Gift Set

Hero Cosmetics

Who doesn’t hate the overnight breakouts and pimples that pop out of nowhere? Tame your breakouts with this kit from Hero Cosmetics. Including their popular “Mighty Patch” that works miracles on pimples and zits.


Full Hair Kit

Living Proof

20% off with code BLACK. Black Friday sale ends 11/29/21 

Fine hair that needs volume? Look no further than this shampoo, conditioner, thickening mousse & volumizing spray kit from Living Proof. Make any flat hair feel instantly thicker and more voluptuous.


Travel Candle Set

Jo Malone London

Portable enough to pack for your next vacation. Fragrant enough to fill the room with one of three uplifting scents – lime basil & mandarin, English pear & freesia, peony & blush suede. Unwind and feel at home anywhere. 


Mesh Body Exfoliator

Luv Scrub

The Luv Scrub is influenced by a West African beauty ritual. Made of 100% Nylon, this magical mesh body exfoliator is gentle enough for daily exfoliation. Experts recommend for ingrowns, body acne, dead skin and so much more. 


The Daily Set

The Ordinary

Get 3 piece skincare essentials – cleanser, hyaulronic acid & moisturizer without the mark-up of traditional brands. The Ordinary prides itself on fair prices with same ingredients and formulas backed by science. As a result, it has gained somewhat of a cult following from everyday skincare enthusiasts.

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