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Holiday Gift Guide For Her

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It’s officially gift giving season and no doubt you probably have at least one lady on your list you’re not sure how to shop for. This holiday gift guide offers a few fail-proof gift giving ideas any woman would appreciate.  At $60 or less, all these gifts are Secret Santa friendly!


For the makeup novice

What do preteens, co-eds and late bloomers have in common? They could use a little guidance in picking out makeup. Get something a makeup novice could – and would – use. These gifts provide options to experiment with.


Buxom Winner Takes All Lip Set

Sephora, $32

When you’re new to beauty, finding the right lip shade can be hard. Give a girl this Buxom Winner Takes All lip set so she can play with six colors before picking her signature!


Sephora Full Face Brush Set

Sephora, $49

Behind every beat face is a set of great brushes. Help your friend improve her makeup application skills with this six-piece Face the Day Full Brush set that includes  powder, foundation, large shadow, large brow, and smudge brushes as well as a waterproof contour eye pencil in a handy clutch!


Birchbox, $30

Learning about beauty is really trial and error. You’ll probably try 100 different products before you find one you kinda like and Birchbox makes that easy (and affordable). Gift a clueless gal with a 3-month subscription to Birchbox so that she can try out different products before deciding which ones are worth paying full price.


Birchbox, $24


Mastering winged eyeliner can take a while, but luckily Benefit Cosmetics has created a lash-hugging gel eyeliner that makes getting ready a little easier. They’re Real! Mascara is a fail-proof tool for anyone who is still working on their technique.



For the Girl on the Go

Some of us get ourselves together away from home, so anything that makes feeling pretty while we travel a breeze is a Godsend! Make her life easier with one of these gifts.

Sephora Atomizer

Sephora, $16

Any woman that’s constantly on the move needs to smell her very best. If her favorite scent doesn’t come in a rollerball format get her a Universal Atomizer so she can refill it at her leisure. If she’d prefer, she can always fill it with toner or water for a refreshing midday spritz!


Urban Decay Naked on the Run

Sephora, $54

A woman who’s always on the road, lives from her car, or gets ready in the gym needs her makeup conveniently consolidated in a package like Naked on the Run by Urban Decay. This carry-on friendly space saving palette includes everything you need for a neutral/natural face – six eyeshades, blush, bronzer, an eye pencil and mascara. Just add foundation and brushes.



Sephora Travel Eye Brush Kit

Sephora, $22

Since not every palette comes with brushes, and real makeup mavens know you can’t create a fierce look without a few good ones! Sephora’s travel friendly Look Color in the Eye Brush Capsule  includes five brushes – a smudger, domed shadow, angled shadow, angled liner, and small shadow – that fit neatly into a sleek case. Add a more personal touch by picking a color she loves,  there’s four more options!!


For the skincare junkie

Beauty isn’t ONLY about makeup, you’ve gotta take care of your skin too! A little bodycare can help her pamper herself at home.


Sephora, $36

Sephora, $36


Face masks are a simple time friendly way to rejuvenate your skin by brightening, removing impurities, or soothing to prevent irritation. This Beauty Shots Ultimate Mask Collection by Korres contains four different masks for all your basic skincare needs. Whether she’s looking for something moisturizing, refreshing, brightening or lifting, these will help keep her skin in tact for a while.

Shea Moisture Superfruit Complex Hand and Body Scrub

Ulta, $10

Don’t let smooth skin stop at your face – your body needs a little attention too. A weekly hand and body scrub helps firm and smooth skin all over, and a scented one like Shea Moisture’s Superfruit Complex Body Scrub doubles as a fragrance as well!


As always, if you’ll be doing your shopping online this season make sure you sign up for EBates first! Happy Shopping!

Esta Fiesta is a Brooklyn based blogger with a love of music and finding new shoes. When she's not watching a movie or testing out new hair products she can be found doing Pilates - but only so she can eat from the waffle truck of course! Follow her Tweets at @ItsEstaFiesta