Holiday Gift Guide 2013

Holiday Gift Guide 2013 Holiday Gift Guide 2013

With gift giving season upon us, I wanted to highlight a handful of products I’ve reviewed (or will review soon) that I think would make particularly lovely gifts. I’ll be posting a series of Gift Guides. This first one focuses on high-end/luxury makeup, fragrance, and skincare.


1. HOUGLASS Ambient Lighting Powder

The LE palette is sold out at Sephora, but for the moment it’s still available at

2. JOUER Instant Chic Collection | my review

Jouer offers a number of collections in the same format in different shades

3. EMANI How 2B Guide in Day Diva | my review

In addition to Day Diva, Emani offers two other How 2B Guides

4. BEAUTYBLENDER beautyblender | my review

For anyone who wears foundation regularly and has yet to discover this game-changer

5. OCC Lip Tar All-Star Mini x 4

Four staple lip tar shades with a smaller size and price tag

5. OSMIA ORGANICS Body Oil (Forest) & Honey-Myrrh Lip Repair

Everything from Osmia Organics feels luxurious and gift-worthy

6. HOURGLASS Opaque Rogue Liquid Lipstick in Icon

Classic, cool holiday red for $10 (mini size)

7. LIPPY GIRL Mineral Blush in Bitchslap | my review

A bright, super pigmented, cheekily named red blush

8. ELLOVI butter | my review

No-frills body moisturizer makes a great, practical gift for anyone with dry skin


You may find some ideas in my Eye-Catchers series. These posts are round ups of beauty products that caught my eye over the past year.

What’s on your holiday gift guide this year?

  • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

    Hey Catherine, great picks! I definitely wouldn’t mind some Hourglass and Osmia! That mini liquid lipstick is adorable!

    • Catherine

      Hi Sunny! I know, it’s SO tiny in person. It’s like one size up from dollhouse makeup ;)

  • MyLuciteDreams

    Great gift guide! I love all of this. I’ve actually only recently finally tried the BB ( I know crazy) well it’s incredible!

    • Catherine

      Hi Taylor! I’m glad you finally tried it and found it worked well! It’s my favorite applicator ♥

  • Lily

    Lovely things you have here, Catherine!! I’ve been wanting to try Osmia…. I’ve been reading so many positive reviews!

    • Catherine

      Thanks, Lily! I have some reviews coming up. I typically stick with my tried and true bath and body products, but Osmia is winning me over. It’s just such a well-done line! The Forest body oil smells exactly like winter evergreens ♥

  • Icequeen81

    would love to try elovy * have a discount code, but the shipping is the same price.
    occ is cool want to try it to

    • Catherine

      Ah that’s too bad about the shipping. They were having a BOGO recently, I can’t remember if shipping was included. ♥

  • Christine

    Love the Hourglass Liquid Lipstick – Icon is seriously the PERFECT red! :) Great picks!!! :) The Lippy Girl Blush is amazing too! Bitchslap is great for this time of year too – I need to pull mine out! :) And Lip Tars are wonderful – I love the mini sizes. The average person will probably NEVER get through a full-size tube. I have all but one shade from that set, so I don’t really need it – still want it tho! :) Wonderful picks!!! And I love that you have reviews for everything – helps a lot! :)