All the Pretty Things: The 2015 Holiday Gift Guide


Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so get ready to behold a whole lot of beauty… products.


Le Troisième Perfume bycoolife $175
Combining the scents of jasmine, citrus, cardamom, and musk, this scent evokes nothing so much as a warm day on the grassy bank of a river in some exotic locale. Or, as per the company’s website, the scent is actually an “articulation of a self-assured soul.” Either way, it smells good, we think!

Kahina Giving Beauty Argan Oil $82
Oil is where it’s at when it comes to skin care, and argan oil is particularly prized right now. This lightweight formula can be used on the face, body, and hair and gives the skin a beautiful glow, and smoothes out hair in a spectacular way.

Rodin Olio Lusso Face Oil $170
Basically the gold standard in face oils, Rodin’s blend of eleven botanical-derived essential oils has a cult-like following for good reason: It really smoothes and moisturizes the skin like nothing else.

Tenoverten nail polish $18
We love these polishes for their gorgeous colors and for how smoothly they glide on the nail, but also because they’re free of formaldehyde and other nasty chemicals. Another great present would be a gift certificate to one of the brand’s salons.

Fellow Barber Texture Paste $22
Whenever a men’s hair product advertises something like “medium hold, matte finish,” we take it to mean that unless we use half the jar every morning, our hair will soon lay flat across our forehead like it did when we were in the seventh grade. Not so with this life-changing (yeah, we said it) product from Fellow Barber, which keeps everything in place without making us look like an accountant.

Blue Charcoal Toothbrush $8
This toothbrush doesn’t just look awesome, the charcoal bristles have a deodorizing, bacteria-fighting effect that helps ward off plaque and other oral hazards.

Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt $52
Yes, this shampoo is expensive, but we splurge on the ones we love, right? Right. It’s also incredibly cleansing, fun to use, and makes our hair light and shiny and kind of perfect.

Marvis Licorice Toothpaste $10.50
Marvis toothpaste is the luxury item we kind of can’t live without and the licorice flavor in particular gives our breath an unbeatable freshness.

Amanda Lacey Cleansing Pomade $110
This stuff is Gwyneth Paltrow-approved, so do we really need to say more? Ok, we will: It also cleans our skin like nothing else, soothing and mildly exfoliating and leaving skin feeling softer than we could have possibly ever imagined.

Herbivores Coco Rose Body Polish $36
Polish and smooth that body with this gorgeous smelling blend of coconut oil and Bulgarian rose. Feeling soft and smelling amazing are basically our only goals in life, so this product is a real winner.

GreyRose Perfume $120
Catbird says that this perfume is for “the lady who likes it spicy, mysterious, musky, sexy, decaying, rose-drenched, and a little off. This is for the alley cats, the late-night jazz records listeners, the bad girls in black.” Basically, if you don’t have someone like that in your life, go out and get one and give her this perfume.

French Girl Rose Crème Lumière Moisturizer $24
We tend to steer clear of the whole “praise be to the French gods of style for they are everything” schtick, but that doesn’t mean we don’t call out a good thing when we see it, and this gentle face cream leaves our skin dewy and soft and we pretty much love it. So will whoever you give it to.



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