We have just a little more than a week left before Christmas — are you anywhere near finished with your shopping?
Just in case you aren’t, I’ve rounded up my top style and beauty picks for the holidays and beyond.
Some of these items are on my actual wish list this year, while others are tried-and-true favorites that I think your loved ones will love, too.
Happy last-minute shopping!
From top row to bottom row, left to right:
I’ve been playing with this palette for a few weeks now. It’s got such a great little sampling of perky eye and lip colors that make me excited to paint my face in the mornings.
While the color pots are small, you get a great range of colors — 15 eye shadows and 15 lippies! — to experiment with. I’m sure you can nail the perfect holiday looks with this pretty palette. (Also available at Nordstrom!)
Roots Rose Radish’s packages its solid perfumes in cowrie shells and houses its various fragrance oils in cold-pressed, unrefined jojoba oil for a slow release of scent.
Introduce a loved one to the power of aromatherapy with H. Gillerman Organics’ Remedy Pack, which features full size essential oil remedies — Sleep Remedy, Tension Remedy, Stress Remedy and Sinus Remedy — in a cute little Brooklyn-made pouch.
I swear by Hope Gillerman’s aromatherapy treasures; she keeps me pepped up with peppermint at work (Tension Remedy) and soothes me to bed at night (Sleep Remedy). Sinus Remedy and Stress Remedy must be equally amazing.
I would feel transported to a magical land every time I slipped on these Prada shades.
With its whimsical side designs and square lenses, these sunglasses draw a little more attention to your well-hidden eyes and shield you glamorously from the sun’s rays.
Gift these to someone who isn’t notorious for breaking or losing her sunglasses …
My favorite bar soaps, hands down, are made by the hands of Sarah Villafranco, founder of Colorado-based Osmia Organics.
These soaps are special; the curves on the top of the soap showcase Sarah’s artistry and care. Each scent triggers different memories and feelings while cleansing your body with saponified oils and butters blended with various clays and essential oils to nourish your skin.
I’ve had my eye on this bag for a few months now. The striking violet color spoke to me in so many ways — namely “take me home!”
What better time than the holidays to splurge on a sexy, scrumptious body oil from May Lindstrom Skin?
I’m a huge fan of this sweet body oil, reserving it for special nights when I want to amp up the flirtation and see my skin glisten and glow. “The Good Stuff” gives you that feeling of power and beauty typically found in sexy perfumes or lingerie; May calls this her “fabric-free lingerie” and could not be more on-target with that description!
You can also count on May to deliver this cocoa-scented body oil to you wrapped in gorgeous black and gold and with a handwritten note; who knows, if you ask, she may even address the note to the lucky gift recipient.
Kansas City-based Red Dirt Shop partners with local artists to create stunning cell phone cases that are sure to spark conversations.
Beyond talking about the beauty of your new cell phone case, you can talk about how a portion of the sale of your case went to helping Water.org build wells in countries like Ethiopia, India, Haiti and Uganda so that families there could have access to clean water.
Every five cases sold gives one person clean water for life and exposes individual artists to more people who may adore their work.
Made in Detroit and now available in Kansas City, Shinola offers timeless timepieces for men and women that command attention.
With their sleek lines, bold faces and supple leather, Shinola watches are bringing back a bit of American pride to high-quality watchmaking and are sure to catch attention.
You can never go wrong gifting gloves (as long as you know the right size!), but a pair of cashmere-lined leather gloves steps it up a notch.
In a classic or bright color, leather gloves show off style and sophistication that comes with age — and the right pair of leather gloves will get better as the years go by.
Made in Los Angeles, this suede and leather Clare Vivier tote is effortlessly chic, with rich colors from eco-friendly dyes.
The Simple Tote can works for everyday laptop-schlepping to and from work as well as for those long errand-running days when you just need a roomy, yet stylish, bag to run around town.
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