I Work In Beauty So That Means I Must Give Good Beauty Gifts

These are things I want to buy the people I love.
Publish date:
December 16, 2013
shoppables, Bath & Body Works, Clark's Botanicals, Lather, Dr. Brandt, Thakoon

I have a really great job. I'm not going to lie about that. Many beauty products are sent to me and, wow, it's awesome.

But before you get mad about the free stuff I get, let's talk about how I can (yay) try out products so you can use them later. And I feel like every gift on this list is one I would give to one of my xoJane girls -- or you, if you were here in my RL.

Bath & Body Works Snow Day Candle

OK, so, honestly -- I first saw this and thought it was going to be super cheesy. But now I have it burning in my apartment and I love it. I was SO wrong. It smells amazing and Olivia (who is so much cooler than me) agrees. Olivia present win!!!!!

Glow by Dr. Brandt

So this is the product mix that I would totally give to Jane Pratt. This is not because we are closer in age range (even though we are -- sorry, JP, I'm an old like you!) but because we both nerd out over science stuff! And both love Dr. B!!!!

Le Couvent des Minimes Recettes de Soin Naturelles

Included in this set are such products as Gentle Cleansing Milk, Micellar Water, and Moisturizing Cream. These are things that are awesome. I want to be like French people all the time. If you don't, well, that's fine. But I am what I am. And as far as fresh rose water goes, well, you should just put that on your face immediately and always. I would give this to Emily because she is pretty and fancy and (in my mind) "French" by beauty terms.

Lather Holiday Candle Sampler

There are six different candle scents, a.k.a., lavender, peppermint, lemongrass, cranberry orange, cinnamon orange, lavender lime. Also, this gift looks like a Christmas tree. WINNING. If that's your thing. Madeline is a lovely lady who seems like she would love to have samplers! She gets this present!

Davines Oil Non Oil for Natural Tamed Textures.

For when you don't want to wrap things!!!!! This is the gift you give to the person you don't know! The stuff that's inside is GOOD, I swear. But I have only been here for three months, so someone in sales is totes getting this.

Bliss Merry 'Kiss'-Mas

Everyone likes lip balm, right? Marci, this one's for you. You have such great lips!

Thakoon for Clark's Botanicals Radiant Skin Collection

This is something that you should buy everyone you know. Not only are the products incredible, but Francesco (the company's founder) has one of the best stories in life. Read it all now, seriously. I would 100% buy this for every single person on staff because that's how much I love this line -- and these people.

So, are you done with your holiday shopping or are you still picking things out like me?