Another day, another gift guide.
Like I said in my last post, bath and body products are always a good idea if you are stumped on what to buy someone that is hard to shop for. Although there are tons of brands out there, one that has been around forever is Mary Kay Cosmetics, which has some cute and practical gifts for this season.
This direct-sales brand is only available through a rep, but they have some really nice and wonderful smelling products to choose from. I absolutely adore their Be Delighted line, which is limited edition for the holiday season and includes a body mousse and body wash gift set, as well as a shimmer mist.
The gift set, which has trendy young packaging, retails for C$36, and features a delightful scent, which has notes of crisp fuji apple, raspberry chiffon, and tonic bean. It also comes with a festive gift bag adorned with the same polka dot print. The shimmer mist (C$18) also has the same scent and contains glitter, which is perfect for the holiday season.
If you have someone on your list that is constantly getting manicures (or suffers from dry skin – let’s be honest, who doesn’t get dry hands in the wintertime?), then they also have a few different hand sets to choose from.
Available in their signature scent of White Tea and Citrus (a blend of pink grapefruit and lemongrass, plus notes of cardamom, cherry blossom, and blooming jasmine), this hands pampering set includes a fragrance-free protecting softener, a White Tea and Citrus Refining Shea Scrub, and a White Tea and Citrus Nourishing Shea Cream. These products help to moisturize and protect skin, get rid of dead skin cells, and make hands soft and noticeably smoother. If you have a friend that has scent allergies, there is an unscented version as well.
If you are looking for something extra to toss in with your gift, I’ve been loving the Mary Kay Pure Dimensions Eye Palette, which comes in three versions (C$46 each), Maui Gardens, Paris Starlight, and Moroccan Dunes. Each palette is curated to create a certain look. The shadows contain luxurious and long-lasting colours which are blendable and smooth to work with.
Although all three are gorgeous, my favourite is definitely Moroccan Dunes, as the nudes and pinks make it perfect for everyday wear. Mary Kay also has a mini brush set that would be perfect to gift with these to create a fierce shadow look. To finish the eyes, you can create a fierce wing with their liquid eyeliner pen, which is long-wearing, flake proof and water resistant.
Finally, since chapped lips come hand in hand with the season, they have a great lip set out which includes the Shea Sugar Scrub to exfoliate and soften the lips, as well as the Shea Butter Balm, which moisturizes and leaves lips feeling nourished. This Satin Lips Set retails for C$32, however, both products are available separate as well.
Mary Kay products are a little harder to pick up since you need to order them through a consultant, but these products are definitely worth going the extra mile as the quality is wonderful and perfect for all ages.
Are any Mary Kay sets on your gift list this season?
Please note, I was sent these products from PR. All opinions are my own.
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