Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Special Edition: A Holiday Gift Guide...Beauty + Style Galore

Holiday gift ideas galore. 
By some bizarre twist of time, we have nearly reached the midpoint of December and many of us are frantically rushing to complete our shopping for family and friends. To assist in this hectic season, I am excited to share a comprehensive list of gift suggestions--from skincare and books to lip color and style--to offer ideas and inspiration as you check everyone off of your list (including yourself!).

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of the suggestions in action as well as the Bottom Line...
Still trying to finish your holiday shopping? I have ideas a plenty! 
Skincare. 
// SKINCARE //
Home + haircare. 
// HOME + HAIRCARE  // Gifts that will be deeply appreciated and utilized. 

Fragrance. 
// FRAGRANCE // Three scents to appeal to every mood.  

Foundation. 
// FOUNDATION // Luxury bases with varying degrees of coverage...there's something for everyone in this lineup!
Swatches in outdoor lighting. 

Face. 
 // FACE // A radiant range of products to bronze, flush and glow. 
Swatches in outdoor lighting.

Eyes. 
// EYES //
*MAC Show Ball Smoky Pink Eye Bag

Lips. 
// LIPS // Nude, bold and radiant tones to capture the festivity of the season.
Swatches in outdoor lighting. 

Indie beauty finds. 

// INDIE BEAUTY FINDS // New brands that might yet be on your radar...but should be!
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
Two of my favorite shades from Lawless Beauty...Jake and Brad. 
Swatches in outdoor lighting. 
Makeup bag non-negotiables. 
// NON-NEGOTIABLE NEUTRALS // For this section of the most, I merely spilled my makeup bag for the week and am sharing the warm neutral contents with you! 
Swatches in outdoor lighting. 
Warm neutral wonders. 


// READING MATERIAL // With a focus on fashion, beauty, love and the female experience, here are five books that I consistently recommend. 
  • The Price of Illusion by Joan Juliet Buck: I read this riveting memoir in two days; in other words, I couldn't put it down. Detailing Ms. Buck's illustrious path as a writer for a vast array of publications including Vogue and Vanity Fair, the book is poignant, emotive and inspiring. 
  • Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann: Indulgence on every level, I read this cult-classic every couple of years for a dramatic departure from everyday life. 
  • The Beautiful Fall by Alicia Drake: With a heavy focus on glamour, the 1970s Paris setting transports the reader to a pre-Internet time in history, rife with an insider's look at emerging fashion icons in their element. 
  • Gidget by Frederick Kohner: One of my favorite books of life, this timeless coming-of-age tome was way ahead of its time. One read and you'll know what I mean...pick one up for you and the young daughter or niece in your life! 
  • *Links by Lisa Becker: A breezy love story with an intellectual edge, bring this new release on your winter vacation for escapism with refreshingly real touch.

The beauty of a giving heart...gifts from the World Vision gift catalog
// GIVING TO HELP OTHERS // My husband and I have sponsored a child through World Vision for years and feel so strongly about the important work the organization is doing to assist the impoverished. This year, I am excited to highlight the World Vision gift catalog, which offers a spectrum of incredible handcrafted gifts that help children in need all over the globe. Some of my favorite picks include:
  • *The Hope Bracelet: This adjustable golden cuff is a gorgeous fusion of nature and metal.
  • *The Infinity Scarf: Super soft and billowing, this scarf comes in a color palette that will flatter a spectrum of skin tones. 
  • *The African Soapstone Box: Excellent for animal lovers, it's a perfectly unique place to house one's treasures. 
  • *The Charm Necklace: Featuring tiny charms on a long silver chain, this necklace will please those with the most eclectic taste. 
  • *The Wraparound Ring: Two offset stones catch light in a graceful and sophisticated way (also shown HERE).
  • *The Vietnamese Tote: Hand-embroidered and remarkably roomy, this fabric bag works to carry a variety of day-to-day items. 
*The Hope Bracelet and Infinity Scarf
*The African Soapstone BoxHope BraceletCharm Necklace and  The Wraparound Ring
A closeup of *The Vietnamese Tote
The following images reflect product included in this post (denoted in their description)...keep scrolling for style details and suggestions...






// STYLE NOTES + SHOPPING SUGGESTIONS // Details on my clothes and accessories in this post, plus specific styles worth pursuing this week. 
In terms of marvelous sales on style, I suggest:
--Shop the Style--







Last look. 
--Shop the Post--


Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this special edition Holiday Gift Guide and would love to know what may have inspired you as you complete your shopping this season...do tell!

In the midst of the business of this month, may you get the chance to soak in the wonder of family, friends, faith and, of course, beauty! 

xx and much more soon,

--The Beauty Professor 

**PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me), however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  © 2012-17 Beauty Professor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.

2 comments:

  1. I don’t know how you do it! Each post brims with your gorgeous selections and fresh takes. I am besotted with, well, everything; however, I must express my love for Quelques Fleurs Royale! It holds a dear place in my heart (QF was one of my first perfumes and sparks so many wonderful memories). Likewise (as I’m sure I’ve commented before), I adore the mind-bendingly exquisite Baccarat Rouge 540. xx

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  2. I don’t know how you do it! Each post brims with your gorgeous selections and fresh takes. I am besotted with, well, everything; however, I must express my love for Quelques Fleurs Royale! It holds a dear place in my heart (QF was one of my first perfumes and sparks so many wonderful memories). Likewise (as I’m sure I’ve commented before), I adore the mind-bendingly exquisite Baccarat Rouge 540. xx

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